OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-THIRD STATE LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

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NO. 57

49th LEGISLATIVE DAY-APRIL 17, 2006

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Committee Abbreviations:

AGR - Agriculture

HSG Housing

CPC - Consumer Protection & Commerce

HUS - Human Services

EDB - Economic Development &

INT - International Affairs

Business Concerns

JUD - Judiciary

EDN - Education

LAB - Labor & Public Employment

EEP - Energy & Environmental Protection

LMG - Legislative Management

FIN - Finance

PSM - Public Safety & Military Affairs

HAW Hawaiian Affairs

TAC - Tourism & Culture

HED - Higher Education

TRN - Transportation

HLT - Health

WLO - Water, Land & Ocean Resources

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

S.C.R. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

9

URGING CULTURAL PERPETUATION IN RURAL HAWAIIAN COMMUNITIES.

HAW

10, SD1

SUPPORTING THE PRESERVATION OF JAPANESE SHRINES AND TEMPLES IN HAWAII.

WLO

13

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE A WORK-FAMILY TASK FORCE TO REVIEW HAWAII'S WORK-FAMILY LAWS AND POLICIES, AND REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY OTHER STATES' LAWS AND PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE GOOD WORK-FAMILY POLICY.

HUS, FIN

14, SD1

REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SEEK FEDERAL FUNDING TO BE USED FOR PROGRAMS AND MEASURES INTENDED TO PREVENT AND FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES IN HAWAII.

AGR/EEP

17, SD1

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

HSG, FIN

18, SD1

REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

HSG, FIN

23, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO DEDICATE BERTHING AREAS IN EACH COUNTY WHERE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CAN MOOR THEIR VOYAGING CANOES.

WLO/TRN

32, SD1

REQUESTING THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE AND THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO REVIEW POSSIBLE PROCUREMENT CODE AND ETHICS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

LMG

40, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD PROVIDE MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES HEALTH SCREENING FOR DEPLETED URANIUM EXPOSURE.

PSM

41

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING TO COLLABORATE ON PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO SENIORS AND TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS, AND EXPRESSING THE LEGISLATURE'S SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ITNAMERICA FOR A FIVE-YEAR NATIONAL ROLL-OUT AND GRANTS.

TRN, JUD

44

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

TRN, FIN

49, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

LAB

50

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS ON THE BIG ISLAND THAT ENCOURAGE POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES, INCLUDING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

EDN

52, SD1

REQUESTING THE COMMITTEES ON HUMAN SERVICES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONVENE INTERIM HEARINGS ON THE USE OF LEGAL INTERVENTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE FAMILY COURT.

HUS

56, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PREPARE A PLAN TO REDUCE THE FERAL PIG POPULATION IN THE TANTALUS AREA.

WLO

57

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF EBOOKS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL TEXTBOOKS AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE LEGISLATURE.

EDN

60

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EXEMPT THE HIGH CORE PROGRAM'S COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ALIENATION PROGRAM FUNDING FROM THE WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA BUDGETING PROCESS AS WAS INTENDED BY THE COMMITTEE ON WEIGHTS AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

EDN, FIN

61, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE AUDITOR CONDUCT A FISCAL AND PROGRAM AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S HAWAIIAN STUDIES PROGRAM.

EDN/HAW, FIN

62, SD1

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO PROCLAIM THE SECOND SATURDAY IN OCTOBER AS "E HO'OLA I NA ALA HELE DAY" "TO GIVE LIFE TO THE TRAILS DAY."

WLO/HAW

66, SD2

REQUESTING THAT THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU STUDY AND EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE URBAN CORE OF HONOLULU.

HSG, FIN

67, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ENSURE THAT THE CURRENT RESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM MODEL IS NOT DISMANTLED WITH THE PROPOSED QUEST EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM.

HUS/HLT

75, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES THROUGH WHICH STUDENTS MAY TAKE ONLINE CLASSES FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION FOR CREDIT TOWARD DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

EDN

77, SD2

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT TWO STUDIES OF RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES THAT WILL ENSURE THAT STATE-FUNDED HEALTH CARE PAYMENTS ADEQUATELY REIMBURSE PROVIDERS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR MEDICAID OR QUEST RECIPIENTS AND INJURED EMPLOYEES UNDER WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE.

HUS/HLT, FIN

81, SD1

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ELIMINATE THE CONCEPT OF POSITIVE ENROLLMENT FROM THE RECENTLY ISSUED QUEST REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

HUS/HLT, FIN

85

REQUESTING A REVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS' CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY.

HED, FIN

87, SD1

CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN AUTOMATED VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM.

JUD

89, SD1

CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE ISSUE OF CHANGES TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE FOR THE SENTENCING OF REPEAT OFFENDERS.

JUD

91, SD1

ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE BACKLOG IN UNSERVED ARREST WARRANTS.

 

PSM

93, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO PROVIDE A SMOOTH TRANSITION FOR PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD IT BE DETERMINED BY THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE THAT THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE STATE PROCUREMENT LAW.

CPC

94, SD1

ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE ISSUE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNCTION EXCEPTION FOR OF THE STATE AND COUNTIES.

JUD

97, SD1

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF STUDENT HOUSING SERVICES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA.

HED, FIN

98, SD1

URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION IN REVIEWING DEVELOPMENTS ON STEEP HILLSIDES WITH POTENTIAL ROCKFALL HAZARDS.

WLO

106, SD1

URGING HAWAII EMPLOYERS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND POLICIES FOR MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES TO REDUCE WORKPLACE BULLYING AND PROMOTE HEALTHFUL AND SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENTS.

LAB

113, SD1

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF AUTHORIZING PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED THE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE TO PRESCRIBE A LIMITED FORMULARY OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS WHILE PRACTICING IN FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS OR LICENSED HEALTH CLINICS LOCATE IN FEDERALLY DESIGNATED MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED AREAS OR IN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE AREAS.

CPC/HLT, FIN

117, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE AND RECOMMEND POSSIBLE PROCEDURAL, STATUTORY, AND PUBLIC POLICY CHANGES TO MINIMIZE THE CENSUS AT HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL AND TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH SERVICES FOR FORENSIC PATIENTS.

HLT, FIN

125

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON SELLING THE LAND COMPRISING THE OAHU COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY ON KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY AND MOVING TO THE SITE OF THE ANIMAL QUARANTINE CENTER IN HALAWA OR ADJACENT STATE LAND NEAR THE CURRENT HALAWA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

PSM/AGR, FIN

128, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS ENTER INTO A LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW OFFICE FACILITY ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS IN EAST KAPOLEI TO BE FUNDED BY THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION.

HAW, FIN

130, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO RECOMMEND SOLUTIONS TO ABATE AND PREVENT THE ACCUMULATION OF SEDIMENT AT WAILOA SMALL BOAT HARBOR AND ALONG HILO BAYFRONT.

WLO

131, SD1

REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE APPROPRIATE LEASE RENT FOR THE MAUNA KEA SUMMIT LANDS.

WLO/HAW, HED, FIN

138

ENCOURAGING THE ENTRANCE OF MEN INTO THE NURSING FIELD.

HED/HLT

139

REQUESTING THE COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF MANDATED OR INCENTIVE BASED VOLUNTARY ROOFTOP LANDSCAPING AND AGRICULTURE IN URBAN DISTRICTS.

HED/AGR

140, SD1

REQUESTING LEAHI HOSPITAL TO DEVELOP A MASTER PLAN AND FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR ITS EXISTING CAMPUS THAT WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ITS UNIQUE LOCATION AND RELATIONSHIPS IN EAST HONOLULU.

HLT

141

REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT ZONING OF A ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO ACRE PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY IN ROYAL KUNIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PARK, GOLF COURSE, OR CONTINUED USE AS OPEN SPACE.

EDB

148

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO WORK WITH THE SAMUEL MILLS DAMON ESTATE TRUSTEES, MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATION, THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LANDS, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, AND OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO PURCHASE THE MOANALUA GARDENS.

WLO

149

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A STUDENT AND FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN HAWAII AND THE PHILIPPINES.

EDN/HED, INT

150

REQUESTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE PHYSICIAN ON-CALL CRISIS.

CPC

152, SD1

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT AN INTERIM STUDY OF THE NEED FOR GREATER REGULATION OF THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IN HAWAII AND TO PROPOSE NEEDED REFORMS.

CPC/HLT, FIN

157, SD1

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO NAME THE KOMOHANA RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER'S ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE WING IN HONOR OF DR. TADASHI HIGAKI.

HED

172, SD1

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEED TO RENOVATE AGING CLASSROOM SPACES AND OTHER CHANGING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS WHEN DETERMINING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PRIORITIES.

EDN

173, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DETERMINE A SET OF BENCHMARK INDICATORS TO EVALUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SINCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT 51.

EDN

176, SD1

REQUESTING THAT THE BOARD AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CLARIFY HOW THE I.D.E.A. MANDATE OF "FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION" FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS IS BEING IMPLEMENTED IN THE STATE AND THAT THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU CONDUCT A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COSTS AND FEES CHARGED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

EDN, FIN

178, SD1

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT OF THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN HAWAII'S ECONOMY.

AGR

182, SD1

EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE HAWAII ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION.

EDB

195

REQUESTING THE HONOLULU BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO WORK WITH THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII ON THE REPLACEMENT OF THE WAIAHOLE VALLEY WATER SYSTEM AND FOR THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY TO ACCEPT DEDICATION OF THE UPGRADED WATER SYSTEM.

WLO/HSG

196, SD1

CALLING FOR THE RIGOROUS REEXAMINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT EXPANSION PLAN AT TURTLE BAY RESORT DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF TIME AND CHANGED CONDITIONS OF THE NORTH SHORE AND THE ISLAND OF OAHU.

WLO, EDB

199

REQUESTING THE COLLEGE OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO TO WORK WITH APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO PROMOTE THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN ALL STATE AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

HED/HAW, LAB

200

REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII'S CENTER ON AGING, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION.

HED, FIN

211

SUPPORTING A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

HED, FIN

216

CREATING A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATUTORY ENACTMENT TO ENHANCE TRANSPARENCY IN LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.

LMG, JUD

217

REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM TO OBTAIN MONETARY DISCOUNTS IN PURCHASING FLOOD INSURANCE.

CPC, FIN

222, SD1

REQUESTING A REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A HAWAII STATE HISTORY MUSEUM.

WLO, TAC

233

REQUESTING THE MILITARY TO MAP AND MONITOR ALL MUNITION DUMPSITES OFF HAWAIIAN SHORES.

PSM