HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 281, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1078)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL INDUSTRY.

Authorizes the use or rental of animal quarantine property or facilities for commercial purposes. Establishes the animal industry special fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1511, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1117)

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Increases lease terms for aquaculture operations from thirty-five to sixty-five years. Permits aquaculture lessees in good standing the right of first refusal. Allows for supportive aquaculture activities. Allows the Department of Transportation to designate unused or underused public lands to be used for purposes of aquaculture. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

WLO/AGR, FIN

SB 1496, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1146)

Status

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Adds development and operation of space exploration and lunar research related activities to the definition of "eligible business activity" under the state enterprise zone law. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

SB 1213, SD1, HD1

(HSCR989)

Status

RELATING TO PERMITTING.

Establishes a temporary task force to review state and county administrative rules to be amended or repealed to expedite and make less burdensome the permitting and approval process. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

SB 99, SD2

(HSCR1124)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Establishes notice and fact-finding requirements for the issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity for water carriers; expands the composition of the PUC to five members with a representative from each county plus one at-large member; creates specialized subject-matter panels within the PUC; mandates the hiring of sufficient staff; creates the position of executive officer; requires electronic posting of information in connection with applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity; bars interim or temporary orders for certificates of public convenience and necessity except in state-declared emergencies. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6200 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair