Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bills of interest for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Committee on Health, Room 329, 8:30 a.m.

INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING. Reviewing the issue of Chronic Kidney Disease in Hawaii, and the related concerns that affect Hawaii's residents, the healthcare system and the economy. Hawaii currently faces the potential of a healthcare crisis, with estimates that 100,000 residents are afflicted with chronic kidney disease and possibly 100,000 more have the propensity to develop the disease.

Committee on Water, Land, Ocean Resources & Hawaiian Affairs/Committee on Judiciary/Committee on Finance, Room: Capitol Auditorium, 9:30 a.m.

DECISION MAKING ONLY. HB266, HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS. Conveys certain parcels of real property and transfers cash to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as part of the State's obligations to native Hawaiians under Article XII, sections 4 and 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. (Ito)

Committee on Transportation/Committee on Tourism & Culture, Room 309, 9:30 a.m.

HB2919, HD1 RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. Establishes that emissions from a cruise ship resulting directly or indirectly from the burning of bunker fuel oil containing more than five thousand parts per million of sulfur in its main and auxiliary engines shall be prohibited while berthed at Nawiliwili harbor. (Tokioka)

Committee on Transportation, Room 309, 9:45 a.m.


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

HB1823 RELATING TO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY. Establishes an advisory committee within the Department of Transportation to implement the safe routes to school program and a bicycle and pedestrian safety program for adults and children. (Bertram)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #2, Room 308, 11:00 a.m.

HB3410, HD1 RELATING TO BIODIESEL. Provides various market stimulation incentives for the development of biodiesel, including making state agricultural lands available for biodiesel fuel crops; establishing a state biodiesel feedstock crop and biodiesel fuel purchasing program; and creating tax exemptions for oil seed crushing facilities and lands used for biodiesel feedstock crops. (Carroll)

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON: HB1745 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT. Establishes job security requirements upon the sale, merger of other transfer of a business establishment that employs 100 or more persons. (Takumi)

Committee on Finance, Amended Agenda #3, Room 308, 12:15 p.m.

HB7 RELATING TO THE I-SAVERX PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM. Directs the Governor to establish the State of Hawaii's participation in the I-SaveRX prescription drug program to provide residents with increased access to affordable drugs. (Takumi)

HB2015, HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH. Prohibits health plans from requiring prior authorization for persons before receiving general Obstetric/Gynecological services or treatment for Hepatitis C. (Green)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #4, Room 308, 1:30 p.m.

HB2973, HD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING. Establishes an early learning system in the state. Creates the Early Learning Council to govern the early learning system. Establishes the Keiki First Steps Program. (Takumi)

Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, Room 325, 2:00 p.m.

HB2591 RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES. Requires retailer to pay out in cash the balance of any gift card worth less than $5, if requested by the consumer. (Magaoay)

HB2920 RELATING TO FRAUD PREVENTION. Requires notary public to place seal over a succinct phrase describing document being notarized and to separately record a description of the document. Authorizes attorney general to adopt rules to prevent fraudulent use of notarized documents. (Tokioka)

Committee on Finance, Agenda #5, Room 308, 2:30 p.m.

HB2429, HD1 RELATING TO RECREATION. Creates the University of Hawaii stadium corporation and transfers jurisdiction over Aloha Stadium to the corporation. (Chang)

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