HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #1
10:00 A.M. – ROOM 308
HB1859 HD1 RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS
Increases the annual vehicle registration fee by $1, which will be deposited into the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund to cover the costs of administering parking for persons with disabilities. Repeals the deposit of application fees for the credentialing of interpreters into the Special Fund, and the use of Special Fund monies to cover the costs of administering the program for their credentialing. (HB1859 HD1) (SOUKI)
HB2084 RELATING TO THE FEDERAL DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITAL FUNDS
Appropriates moneys for fiscal year 2010-2011 to match the federal disproportionate share hospital allowance allocated to the State; authorizes some appropriated funds to be used to obtain matching federal disproportionate share hospital allowance for prior fiscal year expenditures by the State. ($) (YAMANE)
HB2774 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
Directs the Department of Human Services to replace its QUEST program with the predecessor public assistance programs including the State Health Insurance Program. Effective January 1, 2050. (HB2774 HD1) (CHONG)
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #3
1:00 P.M. – ROOM 308
HB2964 HD1 RELATING TO SALARIES
Increases the salary reduction for the governor, the lieutenant governor, the justices and judges of all state courts, the administrative director of the State or an equivalent position, the department heads or executive officers and the deputies or assistants of various state departments, and legislators from 5% to 8.07% for the second half of the 2009-2010 fiscal biennium. (HB2964 HD1) (M.OSHIRO)
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #4
2:30 P.M. – ROOM 308
HB59 HD2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION RELATING TO RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require candidates for the state senate or house of representatives to be residents of the senatorial or representative district from which they seek to be elected for at least twelve consecutive months prior to a general election. Effective December 21, 2058. (HB59 HD2) (ConAm) (RHOADS)
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #5
4:00 P.M. – ROOM 308
HB2801 HD1 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS
Appropriates emergency funding to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to ensure the continuous delivery of critical health care services and for the payment of HHSC's operational costs, and establish the Big Island Rural Interdisciplinary Program in the East Hawaii region. (HB2801 HD1) ($) (YAMANE)
DECISION MAKING ONLY
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #6
HB2598 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX
Suspends for three years, from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013, the distribution of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties.
HB2737 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC LANDS
Directs the Department of Land and Natural Resources to fund the general fund by disposing of public lands. Also directs the Department to dispose of public lands leased to not-for-profit organizations meeting certain criteria.
HB2887 RELATING TO TOBACCO SETTLEMENT MONEYS
Transfers temporarily to the general fund the portion of moneys from the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund designated for the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund. Requires interest and earnings of the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund to be deposited into the general fund. Reduces the portion of moneys from the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund to be transferred to the tobacco enforcement special fund. Encourages the nonprofit entity responsible for the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund to increase its annual expenditures to assist in revitalizing the economy. Takes effect on 07/01/2010, and sunsets on 06/30/2015.
HB2850 RELATING TO THE LIQUOR TAX
Temporarily increases the liquor tax rates during the period of 7/1/10 to 6/30/15.
HB2867 RELATING TO TAXATION
Repeals various income tax credits and deductions. Takes effect upon approval and sunsets on 12/31/2015.
HB2866 RELATING TO TAXATION
Adjusts income tax rates for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009 and ending before January 1, 2016.
HB2991 RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE
Creates higher income tax brackets and rates for high-income individual taxpayers. Eliminates certain corporate tax exemptions. Provides for taxation of capital gains as ordinary income. Creates commission to provide a more equitable and progressive tax system. Also provides a means to fund public education and other high priority programs.
DECISION MAKING ONLY - AGENDA #7
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
HB2644 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE
Applies the solid waste disposal surcharge to waste that is deposited in a landfill, incinerator, or waste-to-energy facility, and applies the surcharge to waste that is shipped out of state for disposal. (HB2644 HD1)
HB2421 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT
Establishes various initiatives, and appropriates funds to promote economic development for local food and energy businesses, ensures Hawaii is energy and food self-sufficient and sustainable to the maximum extent feasible, and help Hawaii's natural resources and humankind adapt and be resilient to the inevitable challenges brought on by climate change. Provides a fuel tax exemption for commercial air transportation providers. Increases and changes the name of the environmental response tax. ($)
HB2736 RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Requires at least eighty per cent of workers on public works and construction contracts to be Hawaii residents.