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April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcast (02:43:09:06)

o     4/1/10      Thu           9:00 pm  FOCUS 49

Agenda:

Heard from the Director of the Department of Budget and Finance on the following matters:

         Update to the Governor's Financial Plan based on the Council on Revenues' 3/11/10 revised projection and any revisions to the Administration's proposed revenue generating measures;

         The Administration's latest assessment of the Department of Human Service's Medicaid budget and any proposal to contain costs in response to the projected budget shortfall;

         The Administration's latest assessment of both the employee and employer health insurance costs for both the active and retiree beneficiaries;

         The Administrations' latest assessment for potential and likely increases to the State's general fund contribution rate for the Employees Retirement System;

         The status of the Administration's effort to seek ARRA reimbursements to pay for the ARRA Coordinator, including discussion on the start date of the position, the establishment of the pay rate of the position, the total amount of non-ARRA funds used to pay for the position (prior to any reimbursement),  and the source or sources of funds used to pay for the position; and,

    * The Administration's apparent oversight in not accounting for the restoration of over $60 million in cuts to the University, Department of Education, and Charter School budget made possible on a one-time basis due to the State's offsetting receipt of ARRA - State Fiscal Stabilization Funds.

To hear from the Department of Education, Board of Education, and the Department of Human Resources Development Director on the status of negotiations with the unions on restoring furlough days.

To hear from the Department on Taxation Director on the Council on Revenues March 11, 2010 revised projection and its impact on the level of resources available to the general fund.  Also to hear from the Director on the status of any revisions to the projected impact of revenue measures proposed in the Administration's Financial Plan.

To hear from the Director of Human Services on the latest fiscal year 2010 through fiscal year 2015 projected cost estimates for the State's share of the Medicaid program, both with and without a two quarter extension of the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) that Congress is currently considering approving.

To hear from the Department of Labor and the Department of Human Services on details of the Hawaii Premium Plus program, which reports indicate the Governor has offered $10 million to fund.


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Education and Housing (EDH) and the House Committee on Education (EDN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 2:15 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcast (01:00:15:06)

o     4/1/10      Thu           9:00 pm  NATV 53

Agenda:

The purpose of the Informational Briefing is to provide the Legislature with an update on KPMG's study, findings, and report to the Legislature pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 115 (Session 2008) and as background to SCR140. The following have been invited to make short presentations prior to the Senate hearing on SCR140:

     1) Moanalua School Complex
     2) Castle Foundation/First Hawaiian Bank
     3) Hawaii Department of Education



April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations (JGO) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcast (00:49:27:07)

o     4/2/10      Fri             7:00 pm  VIEW 54

Agenda:

HB 2003, HD3     (HSCR666-10)  RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.
Updates, organizes, and clarifies current campaign financing laws.  Effective November 3, 2010.  (HB2003 HD3)     JGO

HB 2283, HD2     (HSCR642-10)  RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
Requires government purchasers and private entities offering goods and services for sale to government purchasers to follow ethical principles in matters relating to procurement.  Effective July 1, 2020.  (HB2283 HD2)     JGO

HB 2676, HD1     (HSCR589-10)  RELATING TO THE KAHO'OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Exempts contracts made by the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission for the procurement of food or fuel products from the state procurement code.  Effective January 1, 2112.  (HB2676 HD1)     JGO

HB 2061, HD1, SD1     (SSCR2695)  RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Statutorily establishes a process by which the Family Court can resolve matters regarding custody and visitation for service members of the United States armed forces, armed forces reserves, and National Guard whose military duties require temporary absences.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SD1)     PSM/HMS, JGO     Decision making meeting.

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

HB2132 SD1     (SSCR2780)  RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Requires foreclosing lenders to notify their mortgagors about credit counseling no later than thirty days prior to foreclosure; if promissory note and mortgage document are requested foreclosure is prohibited until they are provided; sets seventy per cent of fair market value of the property plus any senior liens or encumbrances as the fair and reasonable price for public auction of foreclosed property.  Effective January 1, 2050.  (SD1)     CPN, JGO

HB2575 SD1     (SSCR2766)  RELATING TO TRAUMA.
Amends the definitions of "peer review committee" and "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by the department of health; permits the department of health to establish peer review and quality assurance committees to examine trauma care and provides those committees with statutory protection from discovery.  Effective upon approval.  (SD1)
HTH, JGO

HB2661 SD1     (SSCR2767)  RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS.
Establishes that any response other than an express refusal by a person or persons authorized to amend or revoke a decision to make an anatomical gift will prohibit the amendment or revocation of the decision to make an anatomical gift.  Effective December 1, 2050.  (SD1)
HTH, JGO

HB1987 SD1     (SSCR2731)  RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Establishes a cause of action to abate the illegal purchasing, selling, possession, setting off, igniting or discharging of fireworks.  Allows the court to order the closure of any place used in violation of the fireworks law.  Allows for the forfeiture of property used in violation of the fireworks law.  Effective December 21, 2058.  (SD1)     PSM, JGO

HB2383 SD1     (SSCR2752)  RELATING TO FLAGS.
Recognizes and allows the prisoner of war/missing in action flag to be flown with the U.S. and Hawaiian flags on specified days.  (SD1)     PSM, JGO


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE), the Senate Committee on International and Intergovernmental Affairs (TIA) and the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2:45 p.m. followed by

The
Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Hearing at 3:00 p.m. followed by

The
Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Health (HTH) Hearing at 3:15 p.m. followed by

The
Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) Hearing at 3:20 p.m. followed by

The
Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology (EDT) Hearing at 3:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcast (00:57:55:14)

o     4/3/10      Sat           8:00 pm  VIEW 54

Agenda:

2:45 p.m.

Please note that the committees on ENE/TIA/WTL heard a proposed SD1 for HB2450 and not the HD1.

HB 2450, HD1      RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
(HSCR427-10)
Proposed SD1:
Clarifies that the exemption from subdivision requirements for leases, easements, and other possessory interests for renewable energy facilities applies to renewable energy facilities on urban, rural, or agricultural land approved by the land use commission and county planning commissions, and renewable energy facilities on conservation land permitted by the board of land and natural resources.     ENE/TIA/WTL

3:00 p.m.

SCR 99     REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO ANALYZE THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY AS THE PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCE TO MEET THE BASELOAD DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY ON THE BIG ISLAND.
ENE/WTL

SCR 13     REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PICK UP LITTER FROM HAWAII'S BEACHES.     ENE/WTL, WAM

SR 11     REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PICK UP LITTER FROM HAWAII'S BEACHES.     ENE/WTL, WAM

3:15 p.m.

SCR 183     CONVENING A LEGISLATIVE NOISE POLLUTION TASK FORCE TO REVIEW BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER STATES IN REDUCING URBAN NOISE POLLUTION.
ENE/HTH, WAM

SR 84     CONVENING A LEGISLATIVE NOISE POLLUTION TASK FORCE TO REVIEW BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER STATES IN REDUCING URBAN NOISE POLLUTION.
ENE/HTH, WAM

3:20 p.m.

SCR 209     SUPPORTING THE PHASE OUT OF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DECABROMODIPHENL ETHER (DECABDE) AND ALL OTHER POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) IN THE UNITED STATES.     ENE

SR 107     SUPPORTING THE PHASE OUT OF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DECABROMODIPHENL ETHER (DECABDE) AND ALL OTHER POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) IN THE UNITED STATES.     ENE

3:30 p.m.

SCR 173     URGING THE STATE OF HAWAII TO IDENTIFY AND APPROPRIATE PERMANENT FUNDING FOR THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.     ENE/EDT, WAM

SR 76     URGING THE STATE OF HAWAII TO IDENTIFY AND APPROPRIATE PERMANENT FUNDING FOR THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.     ENE/EDT, WAM


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Committee on Judiciary (JUD) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2:45 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:49:46:14)
o     4/2/10      Fri             2:19 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     4/5/10      Mon          8:00 am  FOCUS 49

Agenda:

2:45 p.m.

SB 2745, SD2, HD1 (HSCR873-10)  RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law and clarifies sections of chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to controlled substances.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SB2745 HD1)     HLT, JUD

SB 2921, SD1, HD1 (HSCR799-10)  RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.
Requires any person operating as an escrow depository as to property located within this state to be a corporation licensed by the commissioner of financial institutions to do so.  (SB2921 HD1)     CPC, JUD

SB 2883, SD1, HD1 (HSCR802-10)  RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee legitimately uses accrued and available sick leave.  (SB2883 HD1)     LAB, JUD

SB 2565, SD1 (HSCR781-10)  RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
Extends the deadline for the Hawaii civil rights commission to adopt new rules regarding disability discrimination to allow for conformity with new federal rules.  (SD1)
LAB, JUD

SB 2409, HD2 (HSCR870-10)  RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Requires that 90 days written notice be given of any changes in the conditions of permits issued for the taking of marine life, boating, and other activities in Marine Life Conservation Districts, unless permit conditions or the situation requires immediate modification or the imposition of new conditions to protect the conservation district.  (SB2409 HD2)     EBM, WLO, JUD

SB 2701, SD1 (HSCR757-10)  RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Updates regulation of prepaid legal services plans.  (SD1)     CPC, JUD

SB 2859, SD2, HD1 (HSCR883-10)  RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.
Increases the grounds for license revocations.      CPC, JUD

SB 358, SD1, HD1 (HSCR879-10)  RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Prohibits person or government entity from seizing any firearm or ammunition under civil defense, emergency, or disaster relief powers, or during any civil defense emergency period or any time of national emergency or crisis, from any individual who is lawfully permitted to carry or possess the firearm or ammunition under part I of chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and who carries, possesses, or uses the firearm or ammunition in a lawful manner.  Prohibits suspension or revocation, under emergency powers, of permits or licenses lawfully acquired and maintained under part I of chapter 134, HRS.  (SB358 HD1)     PBS, JUD

HCR 49 (HSCR418-10)  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE PERPETRATED BY WOMEN AGAINST MEN IN HAWAII.     HUS, JUD

HR 11 (HSCR417-10)  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE PERPETRATED BY WOMEN AGAINST MEN IN HAWAII.     HUS, JUD

HCR 220 (HSCR807-10)  REQUESTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO FURTHER STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE SR 10 WORKING GROUP COMMITTEES.     HUS, JUD, FIN

HR 149 (HSCR806-10)  REQUESTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO FURTHER STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE SR 10 WORKING GROUP COMMITTEES.     HUS, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW


DECISION MAKING ONLY:
The following 2 measures were previously heard on March 16, 2010 at 2:15 p.m..

SB 2726, SD2, HD1 (HSCR728-10)  RELATING TO TIME FRAMES TO REGAIN FITNESS TO PROCEED.
Establishes specific time frames for a commitment or release on conditions when unfit defendants are charged with non-violent petty misdemeanors (60 days) and non-violent misdemeanors (120 days).  Effective July 1, 2025.  (SB2726 HD1)     HLT, JUD

SB 2937, SD1 (SSCR2507)  RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
Enacts an abuse of process law for vexatious requesters of public records.  Effective January 1, 2050.  (SD1)     JUD

3:45 p.m.

SB 2154, SD1 (SSCR2514)  RELATING TO ADULT PROBATION RECORDS.
Authorizes disclosure of probation drug test results to defendant's doctor when the results indicate substance abuse that may compromise medical care or treatment.  Effective 7/1/50.  (SD1)     JUD

SB 2754 (HSCR839-10)  RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.
Conform sections 286-240(g) and (h), HRS to the federal commercial driver licensing law to meet the requirements of 49 CFR Section 383.51(e) before September 4, 2010, as required by Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).     TRN, JUD

SB 2759 (HSCR840-10)  RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.
Differentiate category four motor vehicles from commercial motor vehicles to clarify that category four motor vehicles do not include commercial motor vehicles as defined in section 286-2, HRS.     TRN, JUD

DECISION MAKING FOLLOWED


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Informational Briefing on Saturday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 54 (VIEWS) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:
Requesting the following individuals to comment and respond to the National Park Service (NPS) Report on the State Historic Preservation Division (March 2010):

Mr. Frank Kays, National Parks Service, Director
Ms. Laura Thielen, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair and State Historic Preservation Officer
Ms. Pua Aiu, State Historic Preservation Division, Administrator
Ms. Nancy McMahon, State Historic Preservation Division, Deputy Administrator
Mr. Glenn Mason, Historic Architect
Dr. William Chapman, University of Hawaii, Director of the Graduate Certificate Program of Historic Preservation
Ms. Kiersten Faulkner, Historic Hawaii Foundation
Mr. Kevin Mulligan, Hawaii Government Employees Association


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Monday, March 29, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:38:38:00)
o     4/3/10      Sat           1:30 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     4/5/10      Mon          9:00 pm  VIEW 54

Agenda:

9:00 a.m.

HB 2200, HD1 (HSCR682-10)  RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 2009-11 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs.
WAM

HB 2964, HD1 (HSCR613-10)  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)     WAM

9:30 a.m.
The following measure(s) were previously heard by the Senate standing committees

HB 2962, HD1, SD1 (SSCR2815)  RELATING TO TAXATION.
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement; takes effect when the State becomes a party to the streamlined sales and use tax agreement.  (SD1)     EDT, WAM

HB 2984, HD2, SD1 (SSCR2779)  RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
Extends the end date for the tax credit for research activities from December 31, 2010, to December 31, 2011, contingent on passage of other bills.  (SD1)     EDT, WAM

HB 2598, HD1, SD1 (SSCR2746)  RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Requires the transient accommodations tax to be assessed and collected at a minimum rate of $8 per day; places a limit on the amount of transient accommodations tax revenues distributed to the counties from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2015.  (SD1)     TSM/TIA, WAM

10:00 a.m.

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

HB 1985 (HSCR504-10) RELATING TO TAXATION.
Proposed SD1
Repeals the deduction from taxable income for amounts given as political contributions; increases the tax on cigarettes and little cigars by one cent for sales on or after July 1, 2010; increases insurance producer license fees and specifies that the fees be deposited equally into the compliance resolution fund and the general fund as an insurance license and service tax; and temporarily increases certain insurance premium tax rates.     WAM

HB 2542, HD1 (HSCR499-10) RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Proposed SD1
Addresses the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget shortfall by transferring to the general fund an unspecified amount of excess balances from certain funds; amends the refundable charge of the fuel tax credit for commercial fishers to be from the state highway fund; requires moneys in excess of a certain amount in the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund to lapse to the emergency budget and reserve fund each June 30; amends the disposition of revenues collected pursuant to chapter 245, HRS.  Effective July 1, 2020.     WAM

HB 2690 (HSCR508-10) RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Proposed SD1
Part I repeals certain statutorily established positions within the department of the attorney general; Part II transfers the television and film industry activities and responsibilities and special fund under the department of business, economic development, and tourism to the Hawaii tourism authority and establishes the Hawaii film office under the authority; authorizes the Hawaii film office to administer the tax credits under section 235-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes; deletes unnecessary provisions; part III changes the terms of service for principals, vice principals, cafeteria managers, and workers from 12 months to 10 months; part IV suspends employer contributions for active and retiree life insurance premiums beginning July 1, 2010.     WAM

HB 2850, HD1 (HSCR524-10)  RELATING TO THE LIQUOR TAX.
Temporarily increases the liquor tax rates during the period of 7/1/10 to 6/30/15.  Effective July 1, 2020.  (HB2850 HD1)     WAM

HB 865, HD1 (HSCR709) RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Proposed SD1
Creates a pilot project to transfer maintenance functions of state highways in Maui county from the state department of transportation to the Maui department of public works.  Creates state and Maui county transportation working group to create plan of implementation.  Report to legislature.  Sunset 12/31/1016.     WAM


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Monday, March 29, 2010, convening at 2:00 p.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (10:56:15:03)
o     4/6/10      Tue           7:00 am  FOCUS 49
o     4/7/10      Wed        12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight #1 - Tapes 1 - 3)
o     4/8/10      Thu         12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight #2 - Tapes 4 - 6)

Agenda:

A G E N D A #  1

SB 2389 (HSCR739-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Repeals the sunset provision in Act 106, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, to allow the University of Hawaii to continue transferring funds, other than general funds and University of Hawaii tuition and fees special funds, into the University of Hawaii commercial enterprises revolving fund to finance the establishment of new commercial enterprises, with certain exceptions, beyond June 30, 2011.     HED, FIN

SB 2649, SD2 (HSCR740-10)  RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROJECTS.
Extends the sunset provision in Act 138, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, relating to providing funding to the University of Hawaii to construct or renovate housing units. HED, FIN

SB 2386 (HSCR738-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM PROJECT ASSESSMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Establishes the University of Hawaii capital improvements program project assessment special fund.     HED, FIN

SB 2385, SD1 (HSCR762-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Gives the University of Hawaii fiscal autonomy from the comptroller beyond June 30, 2011.  Removes the time limit on the authority of the University of Hawaii to install a different accounting system.  Extends the comptroller's authority to request the University of Hawaii to provide information for the preparation of income and expenditure statements.  Extends the University of Hawaii's authority to submit proposed new forms or changes to forms for only uniform business and accounting forms for review and approval.  Extends the University of Hawaii's chief financial officer's authority to approve assignment of moneys to assignees.  Extends beyond June 30, 2011 the requirement for the University of Hawaii to report to the comptroller transactions involving moneys held outside of the state treasury by the University of Hawaii.     HED, FIN

A G E N D A #  2

SB 2716, SD2, HD2 (HSCR906-10)  RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
Establishes child protective provisions in the Hawaii Revised Statutes that are consistent with federal Title IV-E provisions.  Effective July 1, 2050     HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2469, SD2, HD1 (HSCR846-10)  RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to maintain levels of programs for education, human services, and health.  Effective July 1, 2050. HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2650, SD2, HD1 (HSCR868-10)  RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires Medicaid contracts between the department of human services and Medicaid healthcare insurance plan contractors to contain provisions affecting the reimbursement obligations in the policies between the Medicaid healthcare insurance plan contractors and the home and community-based case management agencies.  Convenes a task force to determine the feasibility of the Department of Human Services proposed reorganization.  Effective January 1, 2050.     HUS/HLT, FIN

A G E N D A #  3

SB 2174, HD1 (HSCR784-10)  RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Increase the membership of the Board of Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System to ten with a member selected by the Council of Mayors who is confirmed by the Senate and adding an additional member who belongs to the system.     LAB, FIN

SB 2691, SD1, HD1 (HSCR785-10)  RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM BENEFITS.
Provides for the payment of state retirement system benefits on a monthly basis by direct deposit to a financial institution account.     LAB, FIN

SB 1062, SD1 (HSCR712-10)  RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.
Requires professional employer organizations to register with the insurance commissioner.  Specifies requirements for registration.  Requires bond.     LAB/EBM, FIN

SB 2323, HD2 (HSCR863-10)  RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Clarifies that the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations shall either allow individuals to post job-availability online independently, or post the information online for the individual after the individual provides the necessary information on a form prescribed by the Department.
LAB, EBM, FIN

SB 2324, SD2, HD1 (HSCR858-10)  RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Authorizes an individual who is attached to a regular employer that is not offering work to still receive unemployment insurance benefits even if that individual voluntarily or involuntarily separates from part-time employment, with or without good cause.          LAB, FIN

SB 2394, HD1 (HSCR786-10)  RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.
Makes the Director of Human Resources Development one of two ex officio members on the Board of Trustees of the Deferred Compensation Plan and deletes the requirement for the Director to serve as the Chairperson.  Requires the Board to have five employee members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.     LAB, FIN

SB 2566, HD1 (HSCR849-10) RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.
Clarifies that a physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for a subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board certified or licensed specialist.  Allows for the one-time consultation to be referred to a board certified or licensed specialist working in a facility in which a physician or surgeon may have a financial interest.     LAB, CPC, FIN

SB 2050 (HSCR816-10)  RELATING TO VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.
Requires a provider in its rehabilitation plan to determine if modified or other work with the same employer represents suitable gainful employment.     LAB, FIN

A G E N D A #  4

SB 2626, SD1 (HSCR788-10)  RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVICE.
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 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 between 12/15/2009 and 12/31/2011 shall be 12 months. LAB, FIN

SB 2849, SD2 (HSCR837-10)  RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Adds three new sections on selection of benefit plan carriers, fiduciary duties, and liability for breach of fiduciary duty; exempts the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund from the requirement to use the attorney general; increases the members of the board of trustees from ten to twelve and changes membership and terms; authorizes the board to retain an attorney who is independent of the attorney general as legal advisor; transfers the fund from the department of budget and finance to the department of human resources development.  Requires biennial reports to the legislature.  Sunsets on July 1, 2015. LAB, FIN

SB 2175, SD1, HD1 (HSCR783-10) RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Requires one trustee of the employer-union health benefits trust fund to be occupied by a representative appointed by the Hawaii council of mayors to represent county interests.  Effective upon approval.     LAB, FIN

SB 2884, SD2, HD1 (HSCR803-10)  MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Provides employer contribution amounts for Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund health benefit plan premiums in plan years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 for employees of collective bargaining units (1) and (10) and their excluded counterparts.  Effective upon its approval.      LAB, FIN


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (04:11:19:26)
o     4/6/10      Tue           1:58 am  VIEW 54 (HITS)
o     4/8/10      Thu         12:30 pm  NATV 53

Agenda:

9:30 a.m.
HB 2267, HD1 (HSCR578-10)  RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Proposed SD1
Requires the Department of Education to make available vacant school facilities or portions of school facilities for use by charter schools.  Requires the charter school review panel to compile a prioritized list of charter schools that wish to use vacant school facilities or portions of school facilities.  Makes changes to charter school funding.  Requires the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP) to determine a clear process with rigorous criteria for the reauthorization of charter schools.  Requires the CSRP to reauthorize charter schools no later than four years following the initial issue of the charter, and every four years thereafter.  Requires the Charter School Administrative Office (CSAO) to withhold funds for its operational expenses, subject to certain requirements.  Requires the CSAO to report annually to the CSRP individual and aggregate operational and instructional expenditures of charter schools.  Requires per-pupil allocation checks paid by the CSAO to individual charter schools to be co-signed by the executive director of the CSAO and an agent of the CSRP.  Repeals the cap on the number of charter schools.  Effective 7/1/2050.     WAM     Pending Re-referral

9:45 a.m.
Requesting the Hawaii State Auditor to present to the Ways and Means committee its finding pertaining to the "Financial Examination of the Department of Budget and Finance"

10:00 a.m.
SCR 233     REQUESTING THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE ACTIVITIES SURROUNDING THE STATE'S PURCHASE OF AUCTION RATE SECURITIES AND TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AS APPROPRIATE.     WAM

SCR 20, SD1 (SSCR2637)
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ASSIST PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATEWIDE IN ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING COMPREHENSIVE CAMPUS RECYCLING POLICIES.     EDH/ENE, WAM


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Committee on Judiciary (JUD) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:09:29:00)
o     4/3/10      Sat           3:09 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     4/4/10      Sun           9:00 pm  FOCUS 49

Agenda:

SB 2020, HD1 (HSCR796-10)  RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Extends repeal date of Act 189, SLH 2009, to 6/30/2014.     EBM, JUD

SB 2169, SD2, HD2 (HSCR889-10)  RELATING TO SHARK FINS.
Prohibits the harvest, possession, sale, or distribution of a shark or shark parts unless landed whole and harvested under a commercial marine license.  Prohibits under Hawaii Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, possession or sale of shark fins.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SB2169 HD2)
EBM, WLO, JUD

SB 2817, SD1 (HSCR754-10)  RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.
Clarifies that the rules of a private homeowners association or entity shall not impose conditions or restrictions that render a solar energy device more than 25% less effective, increase the cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of a solar energy device, or require an encumbrance on title because of the placement of the solar energy device.  (SD1)     EEP/HSG, JUD

SB 107, HD1 (HSCR1150)  RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE REVOCATION.
Authorizes administrative director of the courts to permit administrative driver's license revocation hearings to be held in county other than county of arrest and to permit hearings by telephonic, video, or other electronic means.  (SB107 HD1)          TRN, JUD

HCR 312     REQUESTING ALL BRANCHES OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND ALL AGENCIES OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT RECORDS AVAILABLE IN DIGITIZED FORM READABLE BY SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND TO PROVIDE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC WITH THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE NECESSARY TO DIGITIZE AND READ PUBLIC RECORDS.     JUD, FIN


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Education and Housing (EDH) and the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 2:45 p.m., followed by

The
Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Hearing at 3:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:58:34:16)
o     4/4/10      Sun         10:00 pm  TEAC 56
o     4/6/10      Tue         12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

Agenda:

2:45 p.m.

SCR 237     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CONSIDER LEASING OR RENTING PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIAS TO VALUE-ADDED FOOD PROCESSORS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF LOCALLY-GROWN FRESH PRODUCE IN SCHOOL MEALS.     EDH/WTL

3:00 p.m.

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

GM355     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, STUART K. HANCHETT, for a term to expire 6-30-2013.
WTL

3:15 p.m.

GM 373     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Gubernatorial Nominee, DAVID G. RIETOW, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     WTL

GM 374     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Agriculture, Gubernatorial Nominee, JERRY L. ORNELLAS, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     WTL

GM 375     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Gubernatorial Nominee, DAVID C. GOODE, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     WTL

GM 372     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Gubernatorial Nominee, DUANE C.K. LAU, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     WTL

GM 341     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Land Use Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, RANSOM A.K. PILTZ, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     WTL

GM 242     Submitting for consideration and confirmation as Chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Gubernatorial Nominee, KAULANA PARK, for a term to expire 12-31-2010.     WTL


April 1, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Informational Briefing on Saturday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m., will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 54 (VIEWS) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:
Requesting the following individuals to comment and respond to the National Park Service (NPS) Report on the State Historic Preservation Division (March 2010):
Mr. Frank Kays, National Parks Service, Director
Ms. Laura Thielen, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair and State Historic Preservation Officer
Ms. Pua Aiu, State Historic Preservation Division, Administrator
Ms. Nancy McMahon, State Historic Preservation Division, Deputy Administrator
Mr. Glenn Mason, Historic Architect
Dr. William Chapman, University of Hawaii, Director of the Graduate Certificate Program of Historic Preservation
Ms. Kiersten Faulkner, Historic Hawaii Foundation
Mr. Kevin Mulligan, Hawaii Government Employees Association

The National Park Service report can be viewed
here.


April 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The House Floor Session on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


April 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Floor Session on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 52 (OAHU) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


April 6, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Hearing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, February 25, 2010, convening at 10:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (04:02:35:00)
o     4/9/10   Fri        12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
o     4/12/10 Mon      8:00 am            Channel 49

Agenda:
A G E N D A #  1

HB 2277, HD1     (HSCR214-10)  RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KAIMUKI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Kaimuki Christian School.
EDN, FIN

HB 2094     (HSCR186-10)  RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAII PACIFIC HEALTH.
Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs to assist Hawaii Pacific Health in financing, refinancing, and/or reimbursing costs related to the acquisition or construction of health care facilities.
HLT, FIN

HB 2708     (HSCR277-10)  RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a public involvement process when developing the statewide transportation plan.     TRN, FIN

HB 2283, HD1     (HSCR295-10)  RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
Requires government purchasers and private entities offering goods and services for sale to government purchasers to follow ethical principles in matters relating to procurement.
EBM, FIN

HB 1921, HD1     (HSCR212-10)  RELATING TO A CONTROLLING INTEREST TRANSFER TAX.
Establishes a controlling interest transfer tax imposed at the rate set under the conveyance tax, to be administered by the director of taxation on any transfer of interest of more than 50 percent in an entity holding real property in the state.     EBM, FIN

HB 2698, HD1     (HSCR395-10)  RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Creates the Hawaii broadband commission and the Hawaii broadband commissioner to promote and maximize availability of broadband services in the state.  Effective July 1, 2112.
EBM/CPC, FIN
A G E N D A #  2

HB 2775, HD1     (HSCR370-10)  RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes fees for permits, letters, and the registration of plants, animals, and microorganisms allowed entry into the state.  (HB2775 HD1)     AGR, FIN

HB 823, HD2     (HSCR330-10)  RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Mandates health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening based on the recommendations of the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force.  Requires health insurance providers in Hawaii to provide their insured with information about the risks of undiagnosed colorectal cancer and encourage their insured to consult with their physician about screening options.  (HB823 HD2)     HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2670, HD1     (HSCR150-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Increases to $5,000,000 the cap on the amount of expenditures that the UH Board of Regents can authorize from the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for the promotion of alumni relations and generation of private donations.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (HB2670 HD1)     HED, FIN

HB 2937, HD1     (HSCR359-10)  RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Clarifies that EUTF contributions are a topic of negotiation in collective bargaining.  Stipulates that the arbitration panel shall render a final and binding decision on contributions to the EUTF.
LAB, FIN

HB 1205     (HSCR280-10)  PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds.     JUD, FIN

HB 2248, HD1     (HSCR171-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS JURISDICTION ACT.
Establishes rules to determine which state has jurisdiction in guardianship and conservatorship cases where person has contacts with more than one state.  Effective December 21, 2058.
JUD, FIN

HB 2250, HD1     (HSCR323-10)  RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT.
Establishes comprehensive child abduction prevention law.  Lists factors to determine risk of abduction, and establishes measures courts may include in order to prevent abduction both before and after issuance of child custody decrees.  Effective 01/01/2050.     HUS, JUD, FIN

A G E N D A #  3

HB 2306, HD1     (HSCR289-10)  RELATING TO SALARIES.
Adjusts the salary caps of the Superintendent of Education and State Librarian.     EDN/LAB, FIN

HB 2429     (HSCR173-10)  RELATING TO SEPARATION INCENTIVES.
Authorizes the state executive branch to offer a voluntary severance or a special retirement incentive benefit to state employees who elect to voluntarily separate from service when their positions are identified for abolishment or when they are directly affected by a reduction-in-force or workforce restructuring plan; extends to other jurisdictions the option to provide a special retirement incentive to their respective employees under a reduction-in-force or a workforce restructuring plan.     LAB, FIN


April 6, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii State House of Representatives convened in a special joint session in the House Chambers at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010, to recognize military service members who have given their lives in the line of duty.  The families of fallen service members received the Hawaii Medal of Honor on behalf of their loved ones.  

The joint session will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:15:11:15)
o     4/9/10   Fri        4:02 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     4/11/10 Sun      7:00 pm            Channel 54
o     4/15/10 Thu       10:30 pm           Channel 54



April 6, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Committee on Human Services (HUS) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., followed by

The
House Committee on Human Services (HUS) and the Senate Committee on Human Services (HMS) Informational Briefing at 10:20 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:40:40:19)
o     4/13/10 Tue       12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
o     4/14/10 Wed     11:30 am           Channel 53

Agenda:

9:00 a.m.
The purpose of this informational briefing was to report on the current system of care for Hawaii's elderly and find solutions to improve it.  Also, this informational briefing reviewed the current efforts to reduce or eliminate elder abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly.

10:20 a.m.
The purpose of this informational briefing was to address concerns about the Department of Human Services' (DHS) recent actions to eliminate 228 DHS employees from the Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD), Med-Quest Division (MQD), and other functions of the department without meaningful consultation with the affected employees and/or their union representatives.  This informational briefing also discussed the essential services for the vulnerable population of Hawaii and the potential costs and/or savings associated with both implementing and not implementing the proposed EPOD plan.  Lastly, all viable solutions to address the impact that these changes may have on the State of Hawaii have been evaluated.

The following have been invited to participate:

The Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director of HGEA and/or their designee; and

All former and current employees of the Department of Human Services (DHS); and

All providers of services; and

PHOCUSED; and

Any other individual or organization that may be impacted by these proposed changes.


April 6, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Saturday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:03:58:03)
o     4/13/10 Tue       2:40 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     4/15/10 Thu       2:30 pm            Channel 53

Agenda:
Requested the following individuals to comment and respond to the National Park Service (NPS) Report on the State Historic Preservation Division (March 2010):
Mr. Frank Kays, National Parks Service, Director
Ms. Laura Thielen, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair and State Historic Preservation Officer
Ms. Pua Aiu, State Historic Preservation Division, Administrator
Ms. Nancy McMahon, State Historic Preservation Division, Deputy Administrator
Mr. Glenn Mason, Historic Architect
Dr. William Chapman, University of Hawaii, Director of the Graduate Certificate Program of Historic Preservation
Ms. Kiersten Faulkner, Historic Hawaii Foundation
Mr. Kevin Mulligan, Hawaii Government Employees Association

The National Park Service report can be viewed
here.


April 6, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Committee on Higher Education (HRE) Hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 1:15 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:

GM 397     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawai'i Medical Education Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, FEREYDOUN DON PARSA, MD, for a term to expire 6-30-2013.     HRE

GM 415     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Center for Nursing Advisory Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, DALE M. ALLISON PHD, APRN, FAAN, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     HRE

GM 436     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), Gubernatorial Nominee, STEVEN CHARLES WHEELWRIGHT, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     HRE

GM 398     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i, Gubernatorial Nominee, MARK ITARU YAMADA, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     HRE

GM 416     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai`i, Gubernatorial Nominee, DONN MASAO TAKAKI, for a term to expire 6-30-2014.     HRE

GM 377     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, MATTHEW R. WILLIAMS, for a term to expire 6-30-2012.     HRE

GM 378     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, CHUCK Y. GEE, for a term to expire 6-30-2015.     HRE

GM 379     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, RONALD D. MONTGOMERY, for a term to expire 6-30-2015.     HRE

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

April 11, 2010
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Monday, April 12, 2010, convening at 2:00 p.m., will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.
 
Agenda:
 
Between March 17, 2010 and March 31, 2010, the Department of Human Services issued press releases and letters to numerous community organizations alleging questionable impacts to critical services as a result of the budget adopted by the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
 
The Department of Human Services has been invited to clarify issues raised in the various correspondences to the media and the community.
 



April 12, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The Senate Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:54:29:05)

o     4/14/10    Wed        12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     4/14/10    Wed          4:30 pm  VIEW 54


April 12, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule


The House Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (06:27:30:04)

o     4/14/10    Wed          9:30 am  FOCUS 49
o     4/15/10    Thu         12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)


April 13, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (Rev)

The Senate Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:54:29:05)

o     4/14/10    Wed        12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     4/14/10    Wed          4:00 pm  FOCUS 49




April 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Floor Session on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 52 (OAHU) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


April 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs (PSM) Informational Briefing on Wednesdays, April 28, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:

Informational briefing regarding the closure of Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) on the Big Island:

In particular, the decisions to destroy government records, equipment and other items by open burning will be discussed.   Individuals involved with the records destruction shall be ask to testify. The possibility of violations of federal, state, and county laws as well as administrative rules shall be determined.  The issue of theft and missing state inventory will also be discussed.  Other issues relative to the closing of KCF will be considered.

This informational briefing will be broadcast live on O'ahu on 'Olelo channel 49, and transmitted live to the Neighbor Islands.  Following the initial coverage, rebroadcast information will be found at
www.capitoltv.org.

Neighbor Island viewers may consult the following resources for Capitol TV broadcast and rebroadcast information:

o     Kauai:  Ho'ike Community Television (www.hoike.org), phone (808) 246-1556
o     Maui:   Akaku:  Maui Community Television (www.akaku.org), phone (808) 871-5554
o     Big Island: Na Leo O Hawaii (www.naleo.tv), phone (808) 935-8874 (Hilo) or (808) 329-9617 (Kailua-Kona)

NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED


April 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The House Floor Session on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


April 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Senate Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs (PSM) Informational Briefing on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss the Governor's plan to move ahead with the $235 million jail facility in Pu'unene, Maui.  The project is expected to replace the aged and overcrowded existing Maui Community Correctional Center and provide for anticipated growth in the State's inmate population.  The Department of Public Safety will provide an update of current plans and design and the financial plan to complete the project.



April 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Revised Start Time


The House Floor Session on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Contact: Rana Kuwaye (808) 536-2100


April 28, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Revised Start Time


The Senate Floor Session on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


Contact: Rana Kuwaye  (808) 536-2100