Monday, March 31, 2008

Bills of interest for Tuesday, April 1st

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection/Committee on Judiciary, Room 312, 10:00 a.m.
Chair: Rep. Hermina Morita 586-8435
Chair: Rep. Tommy Waters 586-9450

SB2808, SD2 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS. Exempts from environmental assessments, state or county lands that include the use of existing streets, roads, highways, or trails or bikeways for limited purposes, or a modification or disposal of highway access rights or use, occupancy, or work within a public highway right-of-way to serve private development outside the highway right-of-way, under certain conditions.

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 2:05 p.m.
Chair: Rep. Tommy Waters 586-9450

DECISION MAKING ONLY. SB945 RELATING TO ETHICS, Proposed HD1. Requires drug testing of elected officials after certification of election, but prior to taking the oath of office, and upon reasonable suspicion thereafter. Prohibits legislators from employing spouses in office under the legislator's jurisdiction. Prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts with a legislator for goods or services valued at $10,000 or more per year.

Committee on Finance, Room 308
Chair: Rep. Marcus Oshiro 586-6200

Agenda #1, 2:00 p.m.

SB651, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO RECYCLING. Proposed HD2. Requires certain retailers in the state to implement an at-store plastic carryout bag recycling program.

Agenda #2, 2:30 p.m.

SB1934, SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION. Proposed HD1. Adds various tax credits and repeals the Ko Olina Resort and Marina and Makaha tax credit.

SB711, HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION. Proposed HD2. Authorizes DOTax to study and evaluate the economic impact of existing and proposed State tax incentives.

SB3168, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA. Proposed HD2. Establishes the system-wide, statewide academy for creative media program in statute under the University of Hawaii.

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