Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bills of interest for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

Friday is Day 2 of the mandatory 5-day recess. Committee on Finance has 6 agendas on this day.

Committee on Finance, Agenda #2, Room 308, 10:45 a.m.

HB2437 RELATING TO TRAFFIC. Requires the Department of Transportation to recommend improvements to traffic in Central Oahu corridor. Requires studying regional connectivity and travel time mitigation and reviewing past traffic flow studies in Central Oahu, including any proposals to extend contra-flow lanes to Mililani. (Yamane)

HB3377 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Requires installation of ignition interlock device on the vehicle of a person arrested for driving under the influence that prevents the person from starting or operating a motor vehicle with more than a minimal alcohol concentration while their case is pending and while their license is revoked pursuant to chapter 291E, HRS. (Har)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #3, Room 308, 12:00 p.m.

HB2145, HD1 RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY. Allow individuals attempting to claim certain unclaimed property from the State to assert ownership through a notarized affidavit signed under penalty of perjury. (B. Oshiro)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #4, Room 308, 1:00 p.m.

HB2302, HD1 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY. Permits the registrar of the Bureau of Conveyances to accept electronic documents with electronic signatures for recording. (Caldwell)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #6, Room 308, 3:30 p.m.

HB2823, HD2 RELATING TO DAM SAFETY. Establishes limitations on liability for damages for owners and operators of dams and reservoirs. (Karamatsu)

HB3016, HD2 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Authorizes Department of Land and Natural Resources Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers to use electric guns while performing their duties upon the receipt of accreditation or recognition. (Carroll)

HB2756 RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM. Establishes a hospital loan guarantee program to guarantee a portion of a loan by a private financial institution to a hospital that is experiencing short-term financial problems. (Cabanilla)

HB2757, HD1 RELATING TO HOSPITALS. Establishes a hospital capital loan program under Department of Health. Requires loan to a private hospital in the state with an annual patient population of sixty per cent or more of uninsured, Medicaid and medicare patients. (Cabanilla)

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 3:00 p.m.

Informational Briefing – To discuss the current practice of DNA collection of convicted felons and the feasibility and practicality of extending the procedure to persons arrested for felony offenses. The following will present information: Congressman Neil Abercrombie; Attorney General Mark Bennett; Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle; Public Defender Jack Tonaki, Deputy Public Defender Timothy Ho, and Deputy Public Defender Susan Arnett; ACLU Staff Attorneys Dan Gluck and Laurie Temple; HPD representative.

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