HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 1327, HD1

(HSCR386)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Permits a taxpayer who provides transient accommodations on real property leased from a related entity to claim a general excise tax deduction from the amount of gross proceeds or gross income received from its sublease of the real property.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 813, HD2

(HSCR560)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out certain limitations placed on task force members from those placed on legislators. Makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from taking action in the exercise of the legislator's legislative functions.

 

LMG, JUD, FIN

HB 507, HD1

(HSCR347)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with UH CTAHR, to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1372, HD1

(HSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Amends the definition of "public utility" by excluding any person who provides water solely to agricultural activities. Defines agricultural activities.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 867, HD1

(HSCR295)

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS' BASALT REBAR INITIATIVE.

Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to support the Pacific international space center for exploration systems' basalt rebar initiative, including construction of a basalt rebar plant and engineering assessments of the manufactured basalt rebar.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1282, HD1

(HSCR148)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.

Appropriates moneys for an engineering assessment for establishing a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 716, HD1

(HSCR296)

Status

RELATING TO INNOVATIVE BUSINESS INTERACTION.

Establishes an innovative business interaction program under DBEDT, with the assistance of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Increases the transient accommodations tax revenues deposited into the Tourism Special Fund by an amount to be used for the program. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB/TOU, FIN

HB 1292, HD1

(HSCR394)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Establishes a past performance task force to establish the factors that should be considered when evaluating a construction industry contractor's past performance for the purposes of awarding a construction contract under Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1384, HD1

(HSCR546)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires additional Land Use Commission review for permit plan applications for wind turbines with over 100 kilowatt capacity and located within ths of a mile of residential, school, hospital, or business property lines.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 228, HD1

(HSCR448)

Status

RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.

Reduces the maximum fee a check casher may charge under a payday loan agreement for deferring the deposit of a check from 15 to     percent of the face value of the check.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 763, HD1

(HSCR456)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Requires the Executive Office on Aging to establish a three-year senior playground pilot program within the executive office on aging. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Repealed June 30, 2019.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1377, HD1

(HSCR342)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation to develop the specifications and pricing, as well as an implementation plan, for a web-based data system in the early intervention section of the Department of Health. Makes an appropriation for operating expenses and to establish one permanent coordinator position in the Children with Special Health Needs Branch of the Department of Health to improve social-emotional and behavioral outcomes for children from birth to age five.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 811, HD1

(HSCR309)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates moneys for two full-time equivalent graduate assistant positions at the Hawaii educational policy center at UH.

 

 

HED, FIN

HB 822, HD1

(HSCR317)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Appropriates moneys for the Hawaii association of conservation districts to assist with its staffing and operating costs.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1099, HD1

(HSCR316)

Status

RELATING TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING.

Authorizes the display of outdoor advertising devices at the Waipio soccer complex, subject to appropriate approval; provided that the scoreboard is not visible from any thoroughfare.

 

WAL, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair