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January 13, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 9:45 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.
January 20, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) and the House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 3:00 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:

Governor Lingle's Financial Plan                                                                                    

            On January 9, 2009, the Council on Revenues reduced revenue projections for fiscal year 2009, 2010, and 2011.  As a result of the revised revenue projections, the projected budget shortfall will increase by about $630 million.  This brings the total projected revenue shortfall to $1.8 billion by June 30, 2011 (the end of fiscal year 2011).

            Budget Director, Georgina Kawamura, will brief the Joint Committee on the Governor's revised financial plan to meet this revised budget shortfall.
January 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 9:00 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:
Department of Transportation
General Administration                                                                          TRN 995
Airports                                                                                                                           
            Honolulu International Airport                                                    TRN 102
            General Aviation                                                                        TRN 104
            Hilo International Airport                                                            TRN 111
            Kona International Airport at Ke'ahole                                       TRN 114
            Waimea - Kohala Airport                                                           TRN 116
            Upolu Airport                                                                              TRN 118
            Kahului Airport                                                                           TRN 131
            Hana Airport                                                                              TRN 133
            Kapalua Airport                                                                          TRN 135
            Molokai Airport                                                                           TRN 141
            Kalaupapa Airport                                                                      TRN 143
            Lanai Airport                                                                              TRN 151
            Lihue Airport                                                                              TRN 161
            Port Allen Airport                                                                       TRN 163
            Airports Administration                                                              TRN 195
Harbors
            Honolulu Harbor                                                                        TRN 301
            Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor                                                  TRN 303
          Hilo Harbor                                                                                 TRN 311
            Kawaihae Harbor                                                                       TRN 313
            Kahului Harbor                                                                          TRN 331
            **Hana Harbor                                                                          TRN 333
            Kaunakakai Harbor                                                                    TRN 341
            Kaumalapau Harbor                                                                  TRN 351
            Nawiliwili Harbor                                                                        TRN 361
            Port Allen Harbor                                                                       TRN 363
            Harbors Administration                                                              TRN 395
Highways
            Oahu Highways                                                                         TRN 501
            Hawaii Highways                                                                       TRN 511
            Maui Highways                                                                          TRN 531
            Molokai Highways                                                                     TRN 541
            Lanai Highways                                                                         TRN 551
            Kauai Highways                                                                         TRN 561
            Highways Administration                                                           TRN 595
            Highway Safety                                                                          TRN 597
January 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Education (EDN) and the Senate Committee on Education and Housing (EDH) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 2:00 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:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to provide an update on the Department of Education.  The following parties are invited to participate:

     I.      Public Library Services
     II.     Board of Education
     III.    Charter Schools
     IV.   Department of Education
January 22, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 23, 2009, 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.


Agenda:

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
           
Workforce Development Program                                                    LBR 111
            Workforce Development Council                                                      LBR 135
            Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Program                           LBR 143
            Wage Standard Program                                                                   LBR 152
            Hawaii Civil Rights Commission                                                       LBR 153
            Hawaii Labor Relations Board                                                           LBR 161
            Unemployment Compensation Program                                          LBR 171
            Disability Compensation Program                                                    LBR 183
            Office of Language Access                                                                LBR 316
            Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board                                LBR 812
            Employment Security Appeals Referees' Office                              LBR 871
            Data Gathering, Research, and Analysis                                          LBR 901
            General Administration                                                                      LBR 902
          Hawaii Career (Kokua) Information Delivery System                      LBR 905

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs                                            
           
Cable Television                                                                                 CCA 102
            Consumer Advocate for Communication, Utilities, and Transportation
                  Services                                                                                       CCA 103
            Financial Institution Services                                                          CCA 104
            Professional and Vocational Licensing                                            CCA 105
            Insurance Regulatory Services                                                         CCA 106
            Office of Consumer Protection                                                          CCA 110
            Business Registration and Securities Regulation                            CCA 111
            Regulated Industries Complaints Office                                           CCA 112
            General Support                                                                                  CCA 191


January 22, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 1:30 p.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.


Agenda:
Department of Defense
          Amelioration of Physical Disasters                                                   DEF 110
            Services to Veterans                                                                             DEF 112
            Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy                              DEF 114
Department of Human Resources Development
            Workforce Attraction, Selection, Classification, and Effectiveness      HRD 102
            Support Services - Human Resources Development                          HRD 191

January 22, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 22, 3 at 1:30 p.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.

Agenda:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

            Strategic Marketing and Support                         BED 100
            Statewide Land Use Management                         BED 103
            Creative Industries Division                              BED 105
            Foreign Trade Zone                                        BED 107
            Tourism                                                  BED 113
            Strategic Industries                                        BED 120
            Economic Planning and Research                         BED 130
            General Support for Economic Development               BED 142
            High Technology Development Corporation               BED 143
            Statewide Planning and Coordination                         BED 144
            Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation               BED 145
            Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority                    BED 146
            Hawaii Community Development Authority               BED 150
            Aloha Tower Development Corporation                    BED 151
            Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation     BED 160

January 22, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Housing (HSG) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 23, 2009, 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.


Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is for the House Committee on Housing to hear from entities involved with Kuhio Park Terrace property and management. This will include but not be limited to information related to providers and sub-providers of services, repairs and maintenance back logs, evictions policy and procedures, waitlist, collections, rents in arrears and the implementation of house rules.
January 22, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Governor's State of the State Address on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 10:00 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.
January 23, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection (CPN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to investigate the island-wide power outage on O'ahu on December 26, 2008:

     Presentation by the Hawaii Restaurant Association
     Presentation by the Hawaii Food Industry Association
     Presentation by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
     Presentation by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii
     Presentation by the Consumer Advocate
     Presentation by the Public Utilities Commission
     Presentation by Hawaiian Electric Company:

Rebroadcasts (02:51:02:35)

o     1/27/09    Tue         12:03 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
o     1/28/09    Wed          6:00 pm  Channel 49
January 23, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 9:45 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (03:08:30:28)
o     1/26/09    Mon          2:00 pm  Channel 53
o     1/28/09    Wed          2:23 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
January 23, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii State Senate, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 9:55 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:20:15:00)
o     1/26/09    Mon        11:30 am  Channel 53
o     1/28/09    Wed        12:03 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
January 23, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) and the House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.


Agenda:

Governor Lingle's Financial Plan                                                                                    

            On January 9, 2009, the Council on Revenues reduced revenue projections for fiscal year 2009, 2010, and 2011.  As a result of the revised revenue projections, the projected budget shortfall will increase by about $630 million.  This brings the total projected revenue shortfall to $1.8 billion by June 30, 2011 (the end of fiscal year 2011).

            Budget Director, Georgina Kawamura, briefed the Joint Committee on the Governor's revised financial plan to meet this revised budget shortfall.


Rebroadcasts (01:50:51:27)

o     1/26/09    Mon          9:30 am  Channel 53
o     1/27/09    Tue           2:54 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
January 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH), Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP) Informational Briefing on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 2:45 p.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:

The purpose of this joint legislative informational briefing is to update the Committee on Health and Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection by providing an overview of the history of the existing state water quality standards and current condition of the City and County of Honolulu's treatment facilities at the Sand Island and Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plants.  The informational briefing will also discuss how the existing state water quality standards differ from the water quality standards that are currently recommended by the EPA and the DOH and the delay in updating and correcting the existing water quality standard affects for the City and County of Honolulu and its residents.

The following state and county agencies have been invited to participate and provide insight on the subject matter:

     City and County of Honolulu -       Mayor Mufi Hannenmann
                                                                          Carrie Okinaga                   

     State Department of Health -          Lawrence Lau and Alec Wong

The following individuals have also been invited to present information to the committees:

     Dr. James Kumagai - Environmental Management

     Dr. Hans Krock - (Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa)

     Dr. Fujioka - (Professor of Water Resources at University of Hawaii at Manoa)
January 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP) and the Senate Committee on Energy & Environment (ENE) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 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:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive presentations on the following initiative and agreement related to energy:

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
In January 2008 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy.  This agreement created the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, which seeks to transform Hawaii's energy portfolio into a predominately renewable energy mix, moving away from Hawaii's over-reliance on imported fossil fuels.  Under the agreement, Hawaii is positioned to become the testing ground for a portfolio of renewable and efficient energy technologies, pioneering financial, policy, and business models that can be replicated throughout the United States.

Elements of the MOU include: planning for the “structural transformation” needed to help Hawaii develop renewable sources of energy and utilize energy efficiency; fostering financial and policy innovations; supporting public acceptance and awareness of renewable energy technologies; and building a workforce to create and sustain a “clean energy economy.”

Presenters: 
     Bill Parks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Research & Development,

U.S. Department of Energy
     Jennifer Goto Sabas, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
     Mary Werner, Manager of Integration Deployment, National Renewable Energy                Laboratory
     Ralph Braccio, Booz Allen Hamilton

Energy Agreement Between State of Hawaii, Consumer Advocate and Hawaiian Electric Companies
On October 20, 2008, an agreement was reached by the above parties stemming from months of discussions and work on the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.  The agreement seeks to reduce the process of moving the state forward to a clean energy driven economy by accelerating regulatory changes.

Presenter:    
     Robbie Alm, Executive Vice President-Public Affairs, Hawaiian Electric Company
January 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Human Services (HMS) and the House Committee on Human Services (HUS) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 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:

HMS 206     Federal Assistance Payments
HMS 211     Cash Support for Families - Self-Sufficiency
HMS 212     Cash Support for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Individuals
HMS 224     Homeless Services
HMS 236     Case Management for Self-Sufficiency
HMS 237     Employment & Training
HMS 238     Disability Determination
HMS 301     Child Protective Services
HMS 302     General Support for Child Care
HMS 303     Child Support Services Payments
HMS 305     Cash Support for Child Care
HMS 401     Health Care Payments
HMS 501     In-Community Youth Programs
HMS 503     Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility
HMS 601     Adult and Community Care Services Branch
HMS 605     Community-Based Residential Support
HMS 802     Vocational Rehabilitation
HMS 901     General Support for Social Services
HMS 902     General Support for Health Care Payments
HMS 903     General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services
HMS 904     General Administration (DHS)
January 27, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:
Department of Transportation
General Administration                                                                          TRN 995
Airports                                                                                                                           
            Honolulu International Airport                                                    TRN 102
            General Aviation                                                                        TRN 104
            Hilo International Airport                                                            TRN 111
            Kona International Airport at Ke'ahole                                       TRN 114
            Waimea - Kohala Airport                                                           TRN 116
            Upolu Airport                                                                              TRN 118
            Kahului Airport                                                                           TRN 131
            Hana Airport                                                                              TRN 133
            Kapalua Airport                                                                          TRN 135
            Molokai Airport                                                                           TRN 141
            Kalaupapa Airport                                                                      TRN 143
            Lanai Airport                                                                              TRN 151
            Lihue Airport                                                                              TRN 161
            Port Allen Airport                                                                       TRN 163
            Airports Administration                                                              TRN 195
Harbors
            Honolulu Harbor                                                                        TRN 301
            Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor                                                  TRN 303
     Hilo Harbor                                                                                 TRN 311
            Kawaihae Harbor                                                                       TRN 313
            Kahului Harbor                                                                          TRN 331
            **Hana Harbor                                                                          TRN 333
            Kaunakakai Harbor                                                                    TRN 341
            Kaumalapau Harbor                                                                  TRN 351
            Nawiliwili Harbor                                                                        TRN 361
            Port Allen Harbor                                                                       TRN 363
            Harbors Administration                                                              TRN 395
Highways
            Oahu Highways                                                                         TRN 501
            Hawaii Highways                                                                       TRN 511
            Maui Highways                                                                          TRN 531
            Molokai Highways                                                                     TRN 541
            Lanai Highways                                                                         TRN 551
            Kauai Highways                                                                         TRN 561
            Highways Administration                                                           TRN 595
            Highway Safety                                                                          TRN 597

Rebroadcasts (02:10:28:11)
o     1/31/09 Sat  12:00 am   VIEW 54 (HITS)
o     1/31/09 Sat    9:30 am  OAHU 52
January 26, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs (PSM) and the House Committee on Public Safety (PBS) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 1:15 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

Discussed Act 8 (SB 932) from the 2007 session and the State's Comprehensive Re-Entry Program with The Department of Public Safety.


Rebroadcasts (01:47:08:14)

o     1/29/09  Thu           2:00 am  Channel 54  (HITS overnight)
o     1/30/09  Fri             8:00 am  Channel 53

January 26, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
           
Workforce Development Program                                                    LBR 111
            Workforce Development Council                                                      LBR 135
            Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Program                           LBR 143
            Wage Standard Program                                                                   LBR 152
            Hawaii Civil Rights Commission                                                       LBR 153
            Hawaii Labor Relations Board                                                           LBR 161
            Unemployment Compensation Program                                          LBR 171
            Disability Compensation Program                                                    LBR 183
            Office of Language Access                                                                LBR 316
            Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board                                LBR 812
            Employment Security Appeals Referees' Office                              LBR 871
            Data Gathering, Research, and Analysis                                          LBR 901
            General Administration                                                                      LBR 902
     Hawaii Career (Kokua) Information Delivery System                      LBR 905

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs                                            
           
Cable Television                                                                                 CCA 102
            Consumer Advocate for Communication, Utilities, and Transportation
                  Services                                                                                       CCA 103
            Financial Institution Services                                                          CCA 104
            Professional and Vocational Licensing                                            CCA 105
            Insurance Regulatory Services                                                         CCA 106
            Office of Consumer Protection                                                          CCA 110
            Business Registration and Securities Regulation                            CCA 111
            Regulated Industries Complaints Office                                           CCA 112
            General Support                                                                                  CCA 191

Rebroadcasts (02:07:38:29)
o     1/30/09  Fri           12:00 am  Channel 54  (HITS overnight)
o     2/2/09  Mon            8:00 am  Channel 53
January 26, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Judiciary (JUD), Senate Committee on Judiciary & Government Operations (JGO), House Committee on Health (HLT), Senate Committee on Health (HTH), House Committee on Human Services (HUS) and the Senate Committee on Human Services (HMS) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 2:45 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:

This informational briefing is scheduled to allow The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to present its Domestic Violence Strategic Plan Legislative Briefing for the years 2007 through 2012.

This is not a public hearing, no written or oral testimony shall be accepted.
January 27, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.


Agenda:
Department of Defense
     Amelioration of Physical Disasters                                                        DEF 110
            Services to Veterans                                                                             DEF 112
            Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy                              DEF 114
Department of Human Resources Development
            Workforce Attraction, Selection, Classification, and Effectiveness      HRD 102
            Support Services - Human Resources Development                          HRD 191


Rebroadcasts (01:22:00:00)
o     1/30/09 Fri  2:30 am   VIEW 54   (HITS overnight)
o     2/2/09 Mon  10:30 am  NATV 53
January 27, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Education (EDN) and the Senate Committee on Education and Housing (EDH) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

This informational briefing provided an update on the Department of Education.  The following parties are invited to participate:

     I.      Public Library Services
     II.     Board of Education
     III.     Charter Schools
     IV.     Department of Education


Rebroadcasts (01:52:04:05)
o     1/31/09 Sat  2:08 am   VIEW 54 (HITS Overnight)
o     1/31/09 Sat  11:45 am  OAHU 52
January 27, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH), Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 2:45 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

The purpose of this joint legislative informational briefing is to update the Committee on Health and Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection by providing an overview of the history of the existing state water quality standards and current condition of the City and County of Honolulu's treatment facilities at the Sand Island and Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plants.  The informational briefing will also discuss how the existing state water quality standards differ from the water quality standards that are currently recommended by the EPA and the DOH and the delay in updating and correcting the existing water quality standard affects for the City and County of Honolulu and its residents.

The following state and county agencies have been invited to participate and provide insight on the subject matter:

     City and County of Honolulu -       Mayor Mufi Hannenmann
                                                                          Carrie Okinaga                   

     State Department of Health -          Lawrence Lau and Alec Wong

The following individuals have also been invited to present information to the committees:

     Dr. James Kumagai - Environmental Management

     Dr. Hans Krock - (Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa)

     Dr. Fujioka - (Professor of Water Resources at University of Hawaii at Manoa)


Rebroadcasts (02:59:30:14)
o     1/31/09 Sat 4:00 pm         OAHU 52
o     2/3/09  Tue  12:53 am   VIEW 54 (HITS Overnight)
January 27, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Governor's State of the State Address, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.


Rebroadcasts (00:53:43:08)
o     1/31/09  Sat 2:00 pm  OAHU 52
o     2/3/09 Tue  12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS Overnight)
January 26, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs (EBM) and the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology (EDT) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 9:00 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:

In recent weeks, the State's tech tax incentives, Act 221 and 215 have been widely discussed in conjunction with the Department of Taxation's 2008 reports on the usage and impact of the credits.  The purpose of this informational briefing is to provide an overview of the benefits and disadvantages of the tax credits.

·                                Overview of Hawaii's Tech/Diversified Economy

Lisa Gibson, President
Hawaii Science & Technology Council

·                                  Discussion of the Benefits of Act 221

Panelists:

David Watumull, CEO                                                                                                                     
Cardax Pharmaceuticals

Henk Rogers, Chairman
Blue Planet Software

Rep Bellinger, VP
Makai Ocean Engineering

Jason Lau, President
Talk Story Productions

Darren Kimura, CEO
Sopogy

·                           Discussion on the Disadvantages of Act 221

Linda Smith, Senior Advisor for Governor Linda Lingle, will lead a panel of Act 221 speakers.

·                                Discussion on the The Future of Act 221

Bill Spencer
Hawaii Venture Capital Association

Steven Loui, CEO
Navatek

Mealani Parish, Mechanical Engineer
Navatek

Scott Yamashita, Hydro Dynamic Engineer
Navatek


No testimony from the public will be accepted.
January 28, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (REV1)

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

            Strategic Marketing and Support                                        BED 100
            Statewide Land Use Management                                         BED 103
            Creative Industries Division                                                  BED 105
            Foreign Trade Zone                                                            B
ED 107
            Tourism                                                                               
BED 113
            Strategic Industries                                                                 BED 120
            Economic Planning and Research                                        BED 130
            General Support for Economic Development                      BED 142
            High Technology Development Corporation                         BED 143
            Statewide Planning and Coordination                                   BED 144
            Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation                         BED 145
            Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority                                   BED 146
            Hawaii Community Development Authority                         BED 150
            Aloha Tower Development Corporation                              BED 151
            Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation          BED 160    

Rebroadcasts (06:11:45:21)

o     2/2/09  Mon       12:03 am  Channel 54  (HITS overnight)
o     2/3/09  Tue          9:00 am  Channel 52
January 28, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Human Services (HMS), House Committee on Human Services (HUS), Senate Committee on Health (HTH) and the House Committee on Health (HLT), Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at 1:15 p.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.

Agenda:

The Department of Human Services has been requested to provide a status update on the implementation of the Quest Expanded Program. A roundtable discussion involving the legislators, the DHS, health plans and the broader community will commence thereafter. This is the first of regular briefings to be hosted to ensure a smooth transition and implement process of Quest Expanded.
January 28, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) and the House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and taped delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.


Agenda:

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
          Office of the Trustees                          OHA 150
               Administration Group                             OHA 160
               Program Systems Group                       OHA 170
              Hawaiian Rights Division                        OHA 180

The Judiciary
              Court of Appeals                                   JUD 101
                 First Judicial Circuit                                JUD 310
                 Second Judicial Circuit                           JUD 320
                 Third Judicial Circuit                               JUD 330
                 Fifth Judicial Circuit                                JUD 350
                 Judicial Selection Commission              JUD 501
                 Support Services Administration            JUD 601
January 29, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule, REV 3

The House Committee on Housing (HSG) and the House Committee on Human Services (HUS) Informational Briefing originally broadcast live on Monday, January 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.


Agenda:
The purpose of this joint informational briefing is to review and receive information and initiatives being undertaken by providers to address the homelessness issue in the state of Hawaii.  The Committees looked at obstacles to housing for the homeless, capacity, waitlist, and admission policies.

The conclusion of the briefing should provide the Committees on Housing and Human Services with a possible framework to better address the homelessness issue as well as recognizing policies that have been successful in addressing this issue.

The Committee reviewed and discussed funding for programs under Housing and Human Services.

The following organizations and Department Director have been invited to participate in this briefing:

State Department of Human Services Director Lillian Koller or her designee; and

Rental Housing and low-income Housing Programs, Agencies, and Faith Based Organizations, which receive state funding to address homelessness; and

Other related human services or housing providers


Rebroadcasts (Total Running Time: 03:12:54:00)

o     1/31/09  Sat         1:30 pm            Ch. 49  FOCUS




January 29, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (REV1)

The House Committee on Housing (HSG) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.


Agenda:

The House Committee on Housing heard from entities involved with Kuhio Park Terrace property and management. This included but not limited to information related to providers and sub-providers of services, repairs and maintenance back logs, evictions policy and procedures, waitlist, collections, rents in arrears and the implementation of house rules.

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o     1/30/09  Fri           8:00 am  Channel 49
January 29, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Tourism, Culture & International Affairs (TCI) and the Senate Committee on Tourism (TSM) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 10:15 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.


Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to provide the Legislature with an update on the audit of the HTA.  Invited participants include:

·     Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)
·     Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB)
·     Hawaii Convention Center (HCC)/ SMG Hawaii


No public testimony will be accepted.
January 29, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) and the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) Hearing on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 2:45 p.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.

    
Agenda:

SB 50     RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCERS.

          Requires that the board of land and natural resources conduct public hearings      prior to awarding a lease of public land to a renewable energy producer.


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
January 29, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) and the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 2:45 p.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.


Agenda:

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCERS.

Requires that the board of land and natural resources conduct public hearings prior to awarding a lease of public land to a renewable energy producer.

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
January 30, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (REV2)

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Agenda:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

            Strategic Marketing and Support                         BED 100
            Statewide Land Use Management                         BED 103
            Creative Industries Division                              BED 105
            Foreign Trade Zone                                        BED 107
            Tourism                                                  BED 113
            Strategic Industries                                        BED 120
            Economic Planning and Research                         BED 130
            General Support for Economic Development               BED 142
            High Technology Development Corporation               BED 143
            Statewide Planning and Coordination                         BED 144
            Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation               BED 145
            Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority                    BED 146
            Hawaii Community Development Authority               BED 150
            Aloha Tower Development Corporation                    BED 151
            Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation     BED 160


Rebroadcasts (06:11:45:21)

o     2/2/09  Mon       12:03 am  Channel 54  (HITS overnight)
o     2/4/09  Wed      12:03 am  Channel 52
January 30, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) and the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) Hearing on Monday, February 2, 2009, at 3:00 p.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.
    
Agenda:

SB 412     RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.     WTL/ENE

     Establishes June 8 of each year as World Ocean Day to celebrate the blessings of the oceans, improve international relations, and increase public awareness of conservation management of the ocean environment.


January 30, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) and the Senate Committee on Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs (TIA) Hearing on Monday, February 2, 2009, at 2:45 p.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.
    
Agenda:

SB 37     RELATING TO INTRA-COUNTY FERRY SERVICE.             WTL/TIA, WAM

     Requires the department of land and natural resources to assign priority mooring space to intra-county ferries serving a county with 500,000 or less people and at least three islands inhabited by permanent resident. Exempts proceeds from sale of liquid fuel to intra-county ferry operations from general excise tax.  Exempts distributors from fuel tax for fuel sold for ultimate use by the intra-county ferry service.

SB 153     RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.                              WTL/TIA

     Requires state and county agencies to ensure that a public right-of-way is available prior to the approval of any development project, subdivision, or zoning change.

SB 468     RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.          WTL/TIA

     Requires affected agencies to account for sea level rise and minimize risks from coastal hazards such as erosion, storm inundation, hurricanes, and tsunamis.  Preserves public access and public shoreline access.  Extends shoreline setback      to not less than forty feet from shoreline and requires counties to account for annual erosion rates.


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
January 30, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs (PSM) Hearing on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at 1:15 p.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.
    
Agenda:

SB 613            MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CIVIL AIR PATROL. PSM, WAM
     Makes appropriation for expenses of the Hawaii wing, civil air patrol.

SB 358          RELATING TO FIREARMS.                         PSM, JGO
     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 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.

SB 231          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, WAM/JGO
     Authorizes judiciary fees on parolee and probationer's prison transfer applications to be deposited into the probation services special fund.  Authorizes full_time coordinator position for the state council for interstate adult offender supervision to be paid from the probation services special fund.  Limits expenditure from the probation services special fund to $400,000 every fiscal year.

SB 20          RELATING TO CRIMES.                         PSM, JGO
     Clarifies the law with respect to assault against a law enforcement officer.

SB 83          RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.                    PSM, WAM
     Authorizes the auditor to conduct performance audits of private prisons housing Hawaii inmates, namely Red Rock Correctional Center, Saguaro Correctional Center, and Otter Creek Correctional Center.

SB 207          RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.     PSM
     Requires the department of public safety to report to the legislature any inmate or correctional facility employee death within 24 hours.

SB 208          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, LBR

     Repeals exemption from civil service of the first and second deputy sheriff.  Effective 01/01/2011.

SB 209          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, LBR
     Requires the deputy director for law enforcement within the department of public safety to be a graduate of a law enforcement academy or a law school; provided that the requirement shall not be applied retroactively to persons appointed prior to July 1, 2009.

SB 210          RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.                    PSM, WAM
     Clarifies the circumstances under which inmates may be transferred between Hawaii facilities and facilities outside of Hawaii.

SB 211          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, WAM
     Makes clear that the office of the ombudsman has the authority to investigate facilities that hold Hawaii inmates, appropriates funds to conduct investigations, and makes gender neutral amendments.

SB 212          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, JGO
     Requires privately owned prisons or out-of-state detention facilities holding prisoners under a contract with the State to follow state freedom of information laws pursuant to chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

SB 213          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM
     Requires the department of public safety to establish performance indicators; requires monthly reports to the legislature, using key performance indicators.

SB 214          RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.                    PSM, JGO
     Requires a correctional impact statement be attached to any bill that proposes a change in the law that creates a public offense, significantly changes an existing public offense or the penalty for an existing offense, or changes existing sentencing, parole, or probation procedures.
    
SB 781          RELATING TO COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION. PSM, WAM
     Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop a plan to use current funding resources to improve community-based programs to assist female offenders in transitioning from prison back into the community.


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
January 30, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Tourism (TSM) Hearing on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at 2:45 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:

SB 9     RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.     TSM, WAM

     Repeals the cap on transient accommodations tax deposits to the convention center enterprise special fund and changes the percentage amount of revenue deposited into the tourism special fund.

SB 264     RELATING TO TOURISM.                              TSM
     Makes technical amendment to tourism law regarding development of measures of effectiveness.

SB 271     RELATING TO TOURISM EMERGENCY.               TSM

     Adds a national or global economic crisis to situations considered a tourism emergency.  Requires, in addition to the governor's declaration of the existence of a tourism emergency, the governor's express approval and direction before action may be taken.

SB 279     RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.     TSM, WAM
     Provides a vehicle to increase the TAT to pay for culturally-related programs.

SB 284     RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX. TSM, WAM
     Requires that not less than      % of moneys allocated to the tourism special fund from the transient accommodations tax be used for tourism product development.


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.