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:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TIME:

10:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1051, HD1

(HSCR490)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt rules relating to the declaration of Hawaii origin for agricultural commodities. Effective 7/1/2112.

 

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1482, HD2

(HSCR547)

Status

RELATING TO CROWDFUNDING.

Establishes a crowdfunding exemption for limited intrastate investments between Hawaii residents and Hawaii businesses, limited to no more than $1,000,000 raised over a twelve month period, and no more than $5,000 per investor. Includes disclaimer requirements.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 493, HD1

(HSCR308)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for a permanent full-time director (1.0 FTE) and permanent full-time faculty specialist position (1.0 FTE) within the University of Hawaii Center on Aging.

 

 

HED, FIN

HB 174, HD2

(HSCR540)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurance coverage of orthodontic treatment for orofacial anomalies.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1147, HD1

(HSCR542)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a two-year pilot emergency services failsafe program to assist physicians and patients in obtaining a second medical opinion regarding diagnosis and treatment. Authorizes the Department of Health to convene a committee to create a forum related to patient advocacy in the emergency department setting. Appropriates funds for the pilot program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 966, HD1

(HSCR267)

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 237-23, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Corrects the inadvertent repeal of wording from section 237-23, Hawaii Revised Statutes and provides a retroactive effective date.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 746, HD1

(HSCR330)

Status

RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.

Exempts the Hawaii cybersecurity, economic, education, and infrastructure security coordinator from civil service. Establishes one secretary position to assist the coordinator. Appropriates moneys.

 

 

LAB/PBS, FIN

HB 894, HD1

(HSCR91)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENHANCED 911 BOARD.

Provides the Enhanced 911 Board with the authority to hire employees.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair