Monday, February 11, 2008

Bills of interest for TUESDAY, FEB. 12TH

Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 8:34 a.m.

HB3236 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING. Requires a prior public informational hearing be held in the affected community before a county agency may issue any permit for group living facilities with five or more unrelated persons. (Thielen)

Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 8:40 a.m.

HB3362 RELATING TO CRIME. Mandate minors be tried as adults in cases of first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree sexual assault and second degree sexual assault. (Pine)

HB3211 RELATING TO CLOTHESLINES. "Right to Dry". Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single family residental dwelling, with limited restrictions. (Morita)

HB2668 RELATING TO HOUSING. Makes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation responsible for issuing special purpose revenue bonds for low and moderate income housing projects. Requires that only grants be made from the rental housing trust fund as equity gap financing. Repeals the sunset date on the transfer of part of the conveyance tax proceeds to the rental housing trust fund. (Say)

HB2238 RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING. Requires public housing projects and affordable housing funded by county or state funds to remain affordable in perpetuity. (Shimabukuro)

Committee on Labor & Public Employment, Room 309, 8:50 a.m.

HB3271 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS. Provides a tax credit to employers who allow employees to telecommute. (Awana)

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Room 312, 8:55 a.m.

HB3001 RELATING TO NOISE. Authorizes injunctive relief and damages for private nuisance due to excessive noise. (Rhoads)

Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns, Room 325, 9:00 a.m.

HB3333 RELATING TO KAKAAKO. Provides an unspecified tax credit for real property in the Kakaako community development district zones I-1 and I-2 for a portion of the industrial real property tax assessment imposed by the city and county of Honolulu, provided that the property was in use for light industrial, wholesaling, or service and commercial operations in the year in which the tax credit is taken and retains I-1 and I-2 zoning. (Brower)

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Room 312, 9:05 a.m.

HB2779 RELATING TO GRAY WATER. Requires the Department of Health to establish a gray water recycling program. (Yamashita)

Committee on Legislative Management, Room 423, 2:00 p.m.

HB2007 HD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS. Requires the auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of each commissary located in a Hawaiii correctional facility, as well as commissaries located at out-of-state contracted correctional facilities where Hawaii inmates are confined. Also requires the auditor to conduct performance audits of private prisons on the mainland that house Hawaii prisoners. (Evans)

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 2:05 p.m.

HB2558 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION. Authorizes the Department of Human Services to conduct unannounced visits to inspect a parental home in which a household member was convicted or adjudicated for certain offenses of child abuse or neglect. Establishes a Well Child Follow-up Visit pilot project. (B. Oshiro)

HB3016 HD1 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Authorizes Department of Land and Natural Resources Conservation and Resources Enforcement Officers to use tasers while performing their duties upon the receipt of accreditation or recognition. (Carroll)

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

HB1895 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHILDREN. Creates the Native Hawaiian Child Welfare Act that establishes the Na Kupuna Tribunal and grants it exclusive jurisdiction over child custody proceedings involving native Hawaiian children. (Chong BR)

HB3383 RELATING TO HAWAII PENAL CODE. Requires that multiple terms of imprisonment run concurrently unless the court orders or the law mandates that the terms run consecutively. Effective upon approval and applies to all terms of imprisonment imposed before or after the effective date. (B. Oshiro)

Committee on Higher Education, Room 309, 2:15 p.m.

HB2519 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE. Establishes the Hawaii Health Corps Program to provide student loan repayments and physician and dentist stipends, and makes the enterprise zone business tax credit and general excise tax exemption available to physicians and dentists who practice in enterprise zones that are in health professional shortage areas of the state. (Green)

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