Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bills of interest for Thursday, February 21st

Committee on Finance, Agenda #1, Room 308, 10:00 a.m.

HB2661, HD1 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds for $38 million to assist Hui Mana Oma'o to establish facilities to convert potential renewable energy resources into electrical energy for public consumption. (Say)

HB2401, HD1 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds to assist Oceanlinx Hawaii LLC. For planning, designing and constructing a hydrokinetic power facility on Maui. (McKelvey)

HB2825 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds for $35 million to assist Sopogy, Inc. with planning, designing, construction, equipping and operating a solar farm power plant on the island of Oahu to produce electricity from solar power. (Karamatsu)

HB2168 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds to H2 Technologies, Inc. for construction of Hydrogen Generator Appliance Laboratory and hydrogen generation and conversion facilities. (Morita)

HB2271 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds to assist Castle Medical Center. (Chong)

HB2547 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds to assist Maui Preparatory Academy. (McKelvey)

HB2614 Special Purpose Revenue Bonds of up to $30 million for planning and construction of educational facilities by Island Pacific Academy. (Har)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #2, Room 308, 10:30 a.m.

HB2292 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Enables the agribusiness development corporation to contract with banks to provide lease management services. Allows corporation to lease agricultural lands for up to 55 years. Authorizes the corporation to purchase agricultural lands owned by the Galbraith Estate. Makes an appropriation to acquire Galbraith Estate Lands. (M. Oshiro)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #3, Room 308, 11:30 a.m.

HB2977, HD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES. Requires the Hawaii invasive species council, in the coqui frog eradication plan to give priority to eradicating coqui frogs that are on state or county land and within one mile of residential areas. (Chang)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #8, Room 308, 5:00 p.m.

HB2166 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII. Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to finance energy conservation and renewable energy measures to make Saunders Hall at the University of Hawaii a campus and community model of sustainability and energy conservation. (Chang)

HB2431, HD1 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII. Exempts board of regents of the University of Hawaii from Hawaii public procurement code requirements. (Chang)

HB2978 RELATING TO EDUCATION. Establishes the funding formula task force to develop an equitable, consistent, and responsible funding formula for the distribution of fiscal resources throughout the UH system, with the assistance of an independent consultant. (Chang)

Committee on Consumer Protections & Commerce/Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 2:00 p.m.

HB2736 RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS BILL OF RIGHTS. Establishes the Small Business Bill of Rights. Requires the Ombudsman to investigate complaints of violations of the Small Business Bill of Rights. (Yamashita)

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 2:45 p.m.

HB2553, HD1 RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALERS. Changes the method used to record the daily transactions of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, from a manual system to an electronic system. (Sagum)

HB2391 RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICE. Permits a deputy attorney general, except for the attorney general's first deputy, to provide pro bono legal service if the pro bono legal service does not conflict with the duties of the deputy's office. (Waters)

HB2476 RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Repeals existing prohibition against dog fighting and enacts more comprehensive prohibition of dog fighting and related conduct. Provides enhanced penalties. (Mizuno)

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