Friday, March 26, 2010

More bills of interest for Monday, March 29, 2010

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #5
6:00 P.M. – ROOM 308


SB2570, SD1,HD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO CHANGE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM AN ELECTED BOARD TO AN APPOINTED BOARD.
Amends the Hawaii Constitution to provide for a Board of Education whose members are to be appointed by the Governor, as provided by law, and to remove the nonvoting student member. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB2570 HD1) (ConAm)


SB2571, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Requires the members of the Board of Education to be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the Governor from lists of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Board of Education Selection Advisory Council. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB2571 HD1)


SB2559, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Requires businesses in the State to collect a 5 cent offset fee for each plastic or paper disposable checkout bag provided to a customer. Allocates the offset fee: 2 cents to the business and 3 cents to the general fund. Effective 7/1/2010.


COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #6
7:00 P.M. – ROOM 308

SB2626, SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVICE
PROPOSED HD1:
Creates a temporary freeze on the hiring of individuals who perform work which has traditionally been done by State civil service employees by prohibiting the permanent filling, directly or indirectly, any and all positions insulated from partiality from the effective date of this Act through January 2, 2011, which positions insulated from partiality being defined as civil service positions within the State employment system which are compensated at the E.M. pay scale, and all positions in the employment system of a non-governmental employer that require the position holder to perform work that has traditionally been done by State civil service employees. Requires every state agency to report to the legislature all non-civil service, temporary employees employed by the agency for each quarterly period of the fiscal year. Establishes a definition for initial probation period, amends section 76-27(a)(1), HRS, to provide that the initial probation period for a person transferring between a position exempt under section 76-16, HRS, to a civil service position from the effective date of the act until the commencement of the 2011 legislative session.

SB2695, SD1 RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS
PROPOSED HD1:
Addresses the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget shortfall transferring a total of $95,950,000 in excess balances from various non-general funds.


COMMITTEE ON FINANCE – AGENDA #7
8:00 P.M. – ROOM 308

DECISION MAKING ONLY


SB2493, SD2 RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUNDS
Extends sunset date in Act 264, relating to tobacco fund settlement, for continued use by John A. Burns School of Medicine. Requires annual reporting by the University of Hawaii. Reallocates moneys in the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund. (SD2) ($)

SB2001, SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION
Establishes a waiver program to exempt a taxpayer's wagering winnings legally acquired outside of the State during a consecutive 5-day period.

SB2405, SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement. Effective 1/1/2099.

SB2543, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY
Creates the Hawaii broadband commission and the Hawaii broadband commissioner to promote and maximize the availability of broadband services in the state. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB2543 HD1) ($)

SB2159 RELATING TO TRAFFIC ABSTRACT FEE
Increases the fee for a traffic abstract from $7 to $10 and increases the amount of the fee deposited into the general fund from $5 to $8

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