Saturday, February 2, 2008

Bills of interest for Tuesday, February 5th


Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns/Committee on Agriculture, Room 325, 8:30 a.m.

HB2934 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS. Prohibits use of tobacco products by minors. Requires minor to complete a tobacco use cessation program, perform community service, and his or her driver's license revoked for one year. (Wakai)

HB2615 RELATING TO HEALTH. Prohibits possession of tobacco products by any person under age 18. Requires Department of Health to adopt penalties. (Har)

HB1629 RELATING TO CORPORATION INCOME TAX. Repeals the corporate income tax. (Yamashita)

Committee on Labor & Public Employment, Room 309, 8:30 a.m.

HB2910 RELATING TO TRADE SECRETS. Invalidates trade secret protections unless fair compensation is negotiated collectively with employees involved in developing the trade secret. (M. Oshiro)

HB2930 RELATING TO THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE. Increases the state minimum wage to $8.00 beginning 7/1/2008; to $8.50 beginning 7/1/2009; and to $9.00 beginning 7/1/2010. (Caldwell)

Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 8:35 a.m.

HB2596 RELATING TO CHILDREN. Proposed HD1: Requires the Department of Human Services to investigate reports of drug use by a parent or legal custodian in the home of a child within 24 hours. Requires a parent or legal custodian to be drug free for at least 60 days prior to being allowed visitation with a child and to participate in substance abuse treatment for at least one year before being awarded full custody of a child. (Chong)

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Room 312, 8:45 a.m.

HB2504 RELATING TO LIGHTING. Phases out and bans the use of lighting products with lead and high mercury content; establishes a statewide lighting efficiency standard for general purpose lights; directs the Department of Health to develop a statewide recycling program for recycling mercury-containing compact florescent bulbs. (Morita)

Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 9:00 a.m.

HB3385 RELATING TO HOUSING. Provides an expedited process for county review and decision on planning, zoning, and construction exemptions sought by a develop of an affordable rental project. Makes the provisions applicable only to a county with at lest 750,000 residents. (Say)

Committee on Higher Education, Room 309, 2:00 p.m.

HB2521 RELATING TO EDUCATION. Requires 1% of general revenues to be annually deposited into a special account for the repair and maintenance of University of Hawaii facilities. (Chang) (House Majority)

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 2:00 p.m.

HB2455 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING. Clarifies limitations on corporate contributions to a noncandidate committee. Clarifies that retiring elected officials may contribute surplus funds to a political party without filing an organizational statement. (B. Oshiro)

HB2602 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING. Doubles the amount a candidate can transfer from campaign or surplus funds to a community or charitable organization. (Caldwell)

HB3013 RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE. Adds a new chapter to Hawaii Revised Statutes to allow member state to determine the winner of a presidential election by "national popular vote." (Waters)

HB2557 RELATING TO EVIDENCE. Protects the disclosure of sources for journalists and newscasters. Establishes an exception. (B. Oshiro)

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