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January 4, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) and the House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 5, 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.

Agenda:
9:00 AM - 12:00PM

Council on Revenues

     Paul H. Brewbaker, Ph.D, Chair, Council on Revenues

     Dr. Brewbaker has been invited to brief the Joint Committee on the latest deliberations of the Council on Revenues.

Economists

     Carl S. Bonham, Ph.D - Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

     Pearl Imada Iboshi, Ph.D - Administrator, Research and Economic Analysis Division, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

     Dr. Imada Iboshi and Dr. Bonham will present their views on the current and future economic outlook for the State of Hawaii

1:30 PM - completion

Governor Lingle's Financial Plan                                                                                    

     Budget Director, Georgina Kawamura, will brief the Joint Committee on the Governor's financial plan.
 
January 5, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) and the House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 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:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Counties
     County of Maui                         Mayor Charmaine Tavares
     County of Kauai                         Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.
     City and County of Honolulu                    Mayor Mufi Hannemann
     County of Hawaii                         Mayor William Kenoi
    
1:30 PM - completion

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 5, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Higher Education (HRE) and the House Committee on Higher Education (HED) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 1:15 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 will be for the University of Hawai'i to provide an update on the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i (CRCH).  Speakers will include:

     I.     M.R.C. Greenwood, University of Hawai'i President
     II.     Virgina Hinshaw, University of Hawai'i at M
¨¡noa Chancellor
     III.     Dr. Michele Carbone, M.D., CRCH Director
     IV.     Brian Minaai, University of Hawai'i Associate Vice President for Capital Improvements
     V.     Representatives from Partnering Hospitals


Informational briefing only, no public testimony will be accepted.
 
January 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways & Means (WAM) iInformational briefing, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 4, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (TRT: 01:33:09:07)
o     1/4/10      Mon          3:00 pm  FOCUS 49 (live)
o     1/10/10    Sun           7:30 pm  VIEW 54
o     1/12/10    Tue          12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to:

o     Assess the State Office of Election's level of readiness to hold a special election that may be necessary to fill the vacant seat for the U.S. House of Representatives - First District of Hawaii, if U.S. Congressperson Neil Abercrombie resigns;

o     Assess the options that may be available to conduct the special elections, including but not limited to mail in ballots only, walk in voting at select State buildings, and traditional polling place operations;

o      Assess the fiscal and operational implications for the Office of Elections, including the implications for the Office's readiness to conduct the regular elections in 2010;

o      Assess the fiscal implications for the State from holding the special election and identify possible sources of funding; and,

o      Hear from the Attorney General on any legal issues related to the special election.
January 6, 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 Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (TRT: 02:54:54:01)
o     1/5/10      Tue           9:00 am  OAHU 52 (live)
o     1/9/10      Sat           5:30 pm  VIEW 54
o     1/12/10    Tue           1:40 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

Agenda:
9:00 AM - 12:00PM

Council on Revenues

     Paul H. Brewbaker, Ph.D, Chair, Council on Revenues

     Dr. Brewbaker has been invited to brief the Joint Committee on the latest deliberations of the Council on Revenues.

Economists

     Carl S. Bonham, Ph.D - Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

     Pearl Imada Iboshi, Ph.D - Administrator, Research and Economic Analysis Division, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

     Dr. Imada Iboshi and Dr. Bonham will present their views on the current and future economic outlook for the State of Hawaii


 
January 6, 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 Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (TRT: 01:51:53:29)
o     1/5/10      Tue           1:30 pm  OAHU 52 (live)
o     1/13/10    Wed          12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     1/15/10    Sat           8:00 am  FOCUS 49

Agenda:

1:30 PM - completion

Governor Lingle's Financial Plan                                                                                    

            Budget Director, Georgina Kawamura, will brief the Joint Committee on the Governor's financial plan.

 
January 7, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 8, 2010, 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:

9:00AM - 12:00PM

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 11, 2010


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 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (03:20:01:14)

o     1/13/10 Wed             2:00 am  VIEW (HITS overnight)
o     1/13/10 Wed            10:30 pm  NATV

Agenda:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Counties
     County of Maui                         Mayor Charmaine Tavares
     County of Kauai                         Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.
     City and County of Honolulu               Mayor Mufi Hannemann
     County of Hawaii                         Mayor William Kenoi
    
1:30 PM - completion

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 11, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Higher Education (HRE) and the House Committee on Higher Education (HED) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 1:15 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:00:08:00)
o     1/14/10 Thu             12:00 am  VIEW (HITS overnight)
o     1/14/10 Thu             10:30 pm  NATV

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing was for the University of Hawai'i to provide an update on the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i (CRCH).  Speakers included:

     I.     M.R.C. Greenwood, University of Hawai'i President
     II.     Virginia Hinshaw, University of Hawai'i at M
¨¡noa Chancellor
     III.     Dr. Michele Carbone, M.D., CRCH Director
     IV.     Brian Minaai, University of Hawai'i Associate Vice President for Capital Improvements
     V.     Representatives from Partnering Hospitals


 
January 11, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:18:34:11)
o     1/14/10 Thu               2:00 am  VIEW (HITS overnight)
o     1/16/10 Sat             11:00 pm  VIEW

Agenda:

9:00AM - 12:00PM

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 14, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times below.

Rebroadcasts (02:03:09:12)
o     1/18/10    Mon          8:00 am  FOCUS 49
o     1/19/10    Tue         12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

Agenda:

Department of Public Safety

            Halawa Correctional Facility                         PSD 402
            Kulani Correctional Facility                                        PSD 403
            Waiawa Correctional Facility                                      PSD 404
            Hawaii Community Correctional Center                       PSD 405
            Maui Community Correctional Center                          PSD 406
            Oahu Community Correctional Center                         PSD 407
            Kauai Community Correctional Center                         PSD 408
            Women's Community Correctional Center                  PSD 409
            Intake Service Centers                                               PSD 410
            Corrections Program Services                                     PSD 420
            Health Care                                                                 PSD 421
            Hawaii Correctional Industries                                     PSD 422
            Non-State Facilities                                                      PSD 808
            Narcotics Enforcement                                                PSD 502
            Sheriff                                                                           PSD 503
            Adult Parole Determinations                                         PSD 611
            Adult Parole Supervision and Counseling                    PSD 612
            Crime Victim Compensation Commission                   PSD 613
            General Administration                                                 PSD 900
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 1:30 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.

Subject:

Department of Public Safety
 
January 14, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:19:43:00)
o     1/18/10    Mon        10:30 am  FOCUS 49
o     1/19/10    Tue           2:17 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

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 Efficiency     HRD 102
            Supporting Services - Human Resources Development          HRD 191
    

 
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 9:30 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:

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 Efficiency     HRD 102
            Supporting Services - Human Resources Development          HRD 191
    

 
January 14, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (03:05:26:20)
o     1/20/10 Wed     2:29 am            VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)
o     1/22/10 Fri        12:30 pm           NATV 53

Agenda:
Department of Accounting and General Services
            Campaign Spending Commission                                          AGS 871
          Office of Elections                                                                       AGS 879
            Statewide Accounting Services                                              AGS 101
            Expenditure Examination                                                        AGS 102
            Recording and Reporting                                                        AGS 103
            Internal Post Audit                                                                    AGS 104
            Archives - Records Management                                            AGS 111
            Information Processing & Communications Services              AGS 131
            State Risk Management and Insurance Administration           AGS 203
            Land Survey                                                                            AGS 211
            Public Works - Planning, Design, & Construction                      AGS 221
         Office Leasing                                                                           AGS 223
         Central Services - Custodial                                                        AGS 231
            Central Services - Grounds Maintenance                                AGS 232
            Central Services - Building Repairs and Alterations                   AGS 233
            State Procurement                                                                  AGS 240
            Surplus Property Management                                               AGS 244
            Automotive Management - Motor Pool                                        AGS 251
          Automotive Management - Parking Control                            AGS 252
            School Repair and Maintenance - Neighbor Island Districts     AGS 807
            King Kamehameha Celebration Commission                          AGS 818
            State Foundation on Culture and the Arts                                     AGS 881
            Spectator Events and Shows - Aloha Stadium                             AGS 889
            Wireless Enhanced 911 Board                                                     AGS 891
            General Administrative Services                                                  AGS 901

Department of Hawaiian Homelands
            Planning and Development for Hawaiian Homesteads                    HHL 602
            Management and General Support for Hawaiian Homesteads      HHL 625
 
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 1:30 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.

Subject:

Department of Accounting and General Services

Department of Hawaiian Homelands
 
January 14, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:28:25:10)
o     1/18/10    Mon        12:00 pm  FOCUS 49
o     1/20/10    Wed        12:00 am  VIEW 54 (HITS overnight)

Agenda:

Department of Education

            School Based Budgeting                         EDN 100
            Comprehensive Student Support Services     EDN 150
            Instructional Support                              EDN 200
            State and Complex Area Administration          EDN 300
            School Support                                   EDN 400
            School Community Services                    EDN 500
    



 
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 9:30 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.

Agenda:

Department of Education

            School Based Budgeting                         EDN 100
            Comprehensive Student Support Services     EDN 150
            Instructional Support                              EDN 200
            State and Complex Area Administration          EDN 300
            School Support                                   EDN 400
            School Community Services                    EDN 500
 
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 1:30 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:

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation                                          HTH 210

Department of Health

            Environmental Health Services                                   HTH 610
            State Laboratory Services                                        HTH 710
            Environmental Management                                   HTH 840
            Environmental Health Administration                              HTH 849
            Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC)               HTH 850
            Communicable Disease Services                              HTH 100
            Disease Outbreak Control                                        HTH 131
            General Medical and Preventive Services                    HTH 141
            Family Health Services                                        HTH 560
            Health Resources Administration                              HTH 595
            Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System     HTH 730
            Adult Mental Health - Outpatient                              HTH 420
            Adult Mental Health - Inpatient                                   HTH 430
            Alcohol & Drug Abuse                                        HTH 440
            Child & Adolescent Mental Health                              HTH 460
            Behavioral Health Administration                              HTH 495
            Developmental Disabilities                                        HTH 501
            Tobacco Settlement                                             HTH 590
            Health Care Assurance                                        HTH 720
            Health Status Monitoring                                        HTH 760
            General Administration                                        HTH 907
            Disability and Communications Access Board (DCAB)          HTH 520
            Executive Office on Aging (EOA)                              HTH 904
            Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)                         HTH 905
            State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA)     HTH 906
 
January 8, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 14, 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.

Agenda:

Office of the Governor

            Office of the Governor                         GOV 100
    

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

            Office of the Lieutenant Governor               LTG 100
            Enforcement of Information Practices          LTG 105


Department of Budget and Finance

           Departmental Administration and Budget Division     BUF 101
           Financial Administration                              BUF 115
           Employees' Retirement System                         BUF 141
           Employer Union Trust Fund                         BUF 143
           Debt Service-State                                   BUF 721
           Debt Service-DOE                                   BUF 725
           Debt Service-UH                                        BUF 728
           Retirement Benefits-State                              BUF 741
           Retirement Benefits-DOE                              BUF 745
           Retirement Benefits-UH                              BUF 748
           Health Premium Payments- State                    BUF 761
           Health Premium Payments-DOE                    BUF 765
           Health Premium Payments-UH                         BUF 768
           Office of the Public Defender                         BUF 151
           Public Utilities Commission                              BUF 901

 
January 12, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection (EEP) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 1:00 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:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive information related to Hawai'i's Environmental Review System by the University of Hawai'i Department of Urban and Regional Planning, the Environmental Center and the Environmental Law Program of the William S. Richardson School of Law in accordance with Act 1 of 2008 and to gather information about the current status and future challenges of the Environmental Council.

Presentations will be made on the following:

     Proposed revisions to Environmental Review System presented by Professor      Karl Kim of the University of Hawai'i Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Professor Denise Antolini of the William S. Richardson School of Law and Peter Rappa of the Environmental Center.

     On the state of the Environmental Council by Dr. Gail Grabowsky, chairperson of the Environmental Council.


No public testimony will be accepted.


 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 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.

Subject:

Department of the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1:30 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:

Department of Human Services

      MedQUEST  Division

            Health Care Payments                                   HMS 401
            General Support for Health Care Payments               HMS 902

      Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division

            Case Management for Self-Sufficiency                    HMS 236
            General Support for Child Care                              HMS 302
            General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services               HMS 903
            Aged, Blind and Disabled Payments                         HMS 202
            General Assistance Payments                              HMS 204
            Federal Assistance Payments                              HMS 206
            Cash Support for Families [Pursuing] Self-Sufficiency     HMS 211
            Employment and Training                                   HMS 237
            Cash Support for Child Care                              HMS 305

      Social Services Division

            Child Protective Services                                   HMS 301
            Child Protective Services Payments                         HMS 303
            General Support for Social Services                         HMS 901
            Adult and Community Care Services                         HMS 601
            Community-Based Residential Support                    HMS 605

      General Administration  (DHS)                              HMS 904

      Vocational Rehabilitation Division

            Disability Determination                                   HMS 238
            Vocational Rehabilitation                                   HMS 802


Department of Human Services - Attached Agencies

      Commission on the Status of Women                         HMS 888

      Hawaii Public Housing Authority

            Rental Housing Services                                   HMS 220
            Homeless Services                                        HMS 224
            Hawaii Public Housing Authority Administration               HMS 229
            Rental Assistance Services                              HMS 222


      Office of Youth Services

            In-Community Youth Programs                              HMS 501
            Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF)               HMS 503


Department of the Attorney General

            Legal Services                                             ATG 100
            State Criminal Justice Information and Identification          ATG 231
            Child Support Enforcement Services                         ATG 500
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 9:30 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:

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 Standards Program                                   LBR 152
            Hawaii Civil Rights Commission                              LBR 153
            Hawaii Labor Relations Board                              LBR 161
            Unemployment Insurance [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
            Office of Community Services                              LBR 903
            Hawaii Career (Kokua) Information Delivery System     LBR 905


Department of Agriculture

            Financial Assistance for Agriculture                         AGR 101
            Plant, Pest, and Disease Control                         AGR 122
            Rabies Quarantine                                        AGR 131
            Animal Disease Control                                   AGR 132
            Agricultural Resource Management                         AGR 141
            Quality and Price Assurance                              AGR 151
            Aquaculture Development                                   AGR 153
            Agribusiness Development [and Research]               AGR 161
            Agricultural Development & Marketing                    AGR 171
            General Administration for Agriculture                    AGR 192
            Measurement Standards                                   AGR 812
            Pesticides                                                  AGR 846
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 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.

Subject:

University of Hawaii
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 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.
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii State Senate on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 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.
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 1:30 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.

Subject:

Libraries

Charter Schools
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations (JGO) Hearing on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 9:30 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:

NOTE:  Pending referral to JGO during the 2010 Regular Session.

GM 109     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, EDWARD H. KUBO, JR, for a term to expire in ten years.

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.    

 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 9:30 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:

Department of Taxation

            Revenue Collections                                             TAX 100
            Tax Services and Processing                                   TAX 105
            Supporting Services - Revenue Collections                    TAX 107


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 Laboratory 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 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 54 (VIEWS) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Subject:

Department of Land and Natural Resources
 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 9:30 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:

University of Hawaii

            University of Hawaii, Manoa                    UOH 100
            University of Hawaii, Hilo                         UOH 210
            University of Hawaii, West Oahu               UOH 700
            University of Hawaii, Community Colleges     UOH 800
            University of Hawaii, Aquaria                    UOH 881
            University of Hawaii, Systemwide Support     UOH 900

 
January 13, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 1:30 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:

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 Barber's 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 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection (EEP) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:02:29:00)
o     1/26/10 Tue       3:22 am            VIEW (HITS)
o     1/26/10 Tue       11:00 pm           NATV

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing was to receive information related to Hawai'i's Environmental Review System by the University of Hawai'i Department of Urban and Regional Planning, the Environmental Center and the Environmental Law Program of the William S. Richardson School of Law in accordance with Act 1 of 2008 and to gather information about the current status and future challenges of the Environmental Council.

Presentations were made on the following:

     Proposed revisions to Environmental Review System presented by Professor Karl Kim of the University of Hawai'i Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Professor Denise Antolini of the William S. Richardson School of Law and Peter Rappa of the Environmental Center.

     On the state of the Environmental Council by Dr. Gail Grabowsky, chairperson of the Environmental Council.


 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:43:44:05)
o     1/26/10 Tue       12:22 pm          49 FOCUS
o     1/28/10 Thu       12:33 am          54 VIEW (HITS)

Subject:

Department of the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture
 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:33:12:00)
o     1/26/10 Tue       3:06 pm            49  FOCUS
o     1/28/10 Thu       12:00 am          54  VIEW (HITS)
 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii State Senate, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:35:52:00)
o     1/25/10 Mon      11:00 am         54 VIEW
o     1/27/10 Wed     4:46 am            54 VIEW (HITS)
 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 54 (VIEWS) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Subject:

9:00AM - 12:00PM

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 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH) and the House Committee on Health (HLT) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, 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 concerns statewide trauma system development including: what the Department of Health has been doing, how the Trauma Special Fund has been used to develop capacity, trauma registry, and educational activities, as well as the proposed legislation to protect statewide trauma peer review and quality improvement activities.

     Dr. Fukino or Dr. Rosen and Peggy Sale, State Trauma Program Coordinator will give a review of Statewide Trauma System Development and Planned Activities

     Lead Trauma Center - Queen's Medical Center - Dr. Caesar Ursic, Medical Director QMC Trauma Service

     Neighbor Island developing Trauma Centers - Dr. Rich McDowell, Trauma Medical Director, Kona Community Hospital

     Ambulance Providers - Mr. William Bailey, General Manager for Hawaii, American Medical Response
 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The broadcast of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. has been canceled.

 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 1:30 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:
1:30 PM - completion

Department of Human Services

           Commission on the Status of Women                                    HMS 888

           Office of Youth Services
                   In-Community Youth Programs                                           HMS 501
                   Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility                                   HMS 503

           MedQuest Division
                   Health Care Payments                                                        HMS 401
                   General Support for Health Care Payments                     HMS 902

           Benefits, Employment, and Support Services Division
                   Case Management for Self-Sufficiency                            HMS 236
                   General Support for  Child Care                                        HMS 302
                   General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services                  HMS 903
                   Aged, Blind, and Disabled Payments                                HMS 202
                   Federal Assistance Payments                                           HMS 206
                   Cash Support for Families - Self Sufficiency                     HMS 211
                   Cash Support for Aged, Blind and Disabled Individuals     HMS 212
                   Employment and Training                                                  HMS 237
                   Cash Support for Child Care                                              HMS 305

           Social Services Division
                   Child Protective Services                                                  HMS 301
                   Adult and Community Care Services                                 HMS 601
                   General Support for Social Services                                 HMS 901
                   Child Protective Services Payments                                 HMS 303
                   Community-Based Residential Support                             HMS 605

           Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind Division
                   Disability Determination                                                     HMS 238
                   Vocational Rehabilitation                                                    HMS 802


           Hawaii Public Housing Authority
                   Rental Housing Services                                                  HMS 220
                   Homeless Services                                                            HMS 224
                   HPHA Administration                                                         HMS 229
                   Rental Assistance Services                                               HMS 222

           Human Services
                   General Administration (DHS)                                          HMS 904


No public testimony will be accepted.
 
January 21, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations (JGO) Hearing on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 9:30 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:

GM 119     Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Associate Judge, Gubernatorial Nominee, LAWRENCE M. REIFURTH for a term of ten years.


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.    

 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Governor's State of the State Address on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 10:00 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.
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (rev.1)

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (03:25:34:05)
o     1/25/10 Tue       1:00 pm             Channel 49
o     1/26/10 Tue       12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (04:42:05:22)
o     1/27/10 Wed     12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
o     1/27/10 Wed     8:00 am            Channel 49

Agenda:
9:30 am
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 Standards Program                                   LBR 152
            Hawaii Civil Rights Commission                              LBR 153
            Hawaii Labor Relations Board                              LBR 161
            Unemployment Insurance [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
            Office of Community Services                              LBR 903
            Hawaii Career (Kokua) Information Delivery System     LBR 905

Department of Agriculture

            Financial Assistance for Agriculture                         AGR 101
            Plant, Pest, and Disease Control                         AGR 122
            Rabies Quarantine                                        AGR 131
            Animal Disease Control                                   AGR 132
            Agricultural Resource Management                         AGR 141
            Quality and Price Assurance                              AGR 151
            Aquaculture Development                                   AGR 153
            Agribusiness Development [and Research]               AGR 161
            Agricultural Development & Marketing                    AGR 171
            General Administration for Agriculture                    AGR 192
            Measurement Standards                                   AGR 812
            Pesticides                                                  AGR 846

1:30 p.m.

Department of Human Services

      MedQUEST  Division

            Health Care Payments                                   HMS 401
            General Support for Health Care Payments               HMS 902

      Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division

            Case Management for Self-Sufficiency                    HMS 236
            General Support for Child Care                              HMS 302
            General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services               HMS 903
            Aged, Blind and Disabled Payments                         HMS 202
            General Assistance Payments                              HMS 204
            Federal Assistance Payments                              HMS 206
            Cash Support for Families Pursuing Self-Sufficiency     HMS 211
            Employment and Training                                   HMS 237
            Cash Support for Child Care                              HMS 305

      Social Services Division

            Child Protective Services                                   HMS 301
            Child Protective Services Payments                         HMS 303
            General Support for Social Services                         HMS 901
            Adult and Community Care Services                         HMS 601
            Community-Based Residential Support                    HMS 605

      General Administration  (DHS)                              HMS 904

      Vocational Rehabilitation Division

            Disability Determination                                   HMS 238
            Vocational Rehabilitation                                   HMS 802


Department of Human Services - Attached Agencies

Commission on the Status of Women                         HMS 888

      Hawaii Public Housing Authority

            Rental Housing Services                              HMS 220
            Homeless Services                                   HMS 224
            Hawaii Public Housing Authority Administration          HMS 229
            Rental Assistance Services                         HMS 222

      Office of Youth Services

            In-Community Youth Programs                         HMS 501
            Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF)          HMS 503

Department of the Attorney General

            Legal Services                                        ATG 100
            State Criminal Justice Information and Identification     ATG 231
            Child Support Enforcement Services                    ATG 500

 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (04:42:05:22)
o     1/27/10 Wed     12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
o     1/27/10 Wed     8:00 am            Channel 49

Agenda:
9:30 am
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 Standards Program                                   LBR 152
            Hawaii Civil Rights Commission                              LBR 153
            Hawaii Labor Relations Board                              LBR 161
            Unemployment Insurance [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
            Office of Community Services                              LBR 903
            Hawaii Career (Kokua) Information Delivery System     LBR 905

Department of Agriculture

            Financial Assistance for Agriculture                         AGR 101
            Plant, Pest, and Disease Control                         AGR 122
            Rabies Quarantine                                        AGR 131
            Animal Disease Control                                   AGR 132
            Agricultural Resource Management                         AGR 141
            Quality and Price Assurance                              AGR 151
            Aquaculture Development                                   AGR 153
            Agribusiness Development [and Research]               AGR 161
            Agricultural Development & Marketing                    AGR 171
            General Administration for Agriculture                    AGR 192
            Measurement Standards                                   AGR 812
            Pesticides                                                  AGR 846

1:30 p.m.

Department of Human Services

      MedQUEST  Division

            Health Care Payments                                   HMS 401
            General Support for Health Care Payments               HMS 902

      Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division

            Case Management for Self-Sufficiency                    HMS 236
            General Support for Child Care                              HMS 302
            General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services               HMS 903
            Aged, Blind and Disabled Payments                         HMS 202
            General Assistance Payments                              HMS 204
            Federal Assistance Payments                              HMS 206
            Cash Support for Families Pursuing Self-Sufficiency     HMS 211
            Employment and Training                                   HMS 237
            Cash Support for Child Care                              HMS 305

      Social Services Division

            Child Protective Services                                   HMS 301
            Child Protective Services Payments                         HMS 303
            General Support for Social Services                         HMS 901
            Adult and Community Care Services                         HMS 601
            Community-Based Residential Support                    HMS 605

      General Administration  (DHS)                              HMS 904

      Vocational Rehabilitation Division

            Disability Determination                                   HMS 238
            Vocational Rehabilitation                                   HMS 802


Department of Human Services - Attached Agencies

Commission on the Status of Women                         HMS 888

      Hawaii Public Housing Authority

            Rental Housing Services                              HMS 220
            Homeless Services                                   HMS 224
            Hawaii Public Housing Authority Administration          HMS 229
            Rental Assistance Services                         HMS 222

      Office of Youth Services

            In-Community Youth Programs                         HMS 501
            Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF)          HMS 503

Department of the Attorney General

            Legal Services                                        ATG 100
            State Criminal Justice Information and Identification     ATG 231
            Child Support Enforcement Services                    ATG 500

 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:40:49:26)
o     1/29/10 Fri        2:00 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     1/30/10 Sat       10:00 pm           Channel 53

Subject:

University of Hawaii
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:33:12:00)
o     1/26/10 Tue       3:06 pm            49  FOCUS
o     1/28/10 Thu       12:00 am          54  VIEW (HITS)
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii State Senate, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:35:52:00)
o     1/25/10 Mon      11:00 am         54 VIEW
o     1/27/10 Wed     4:46 am            54 VIEW (HITS)


 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. will be broadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:56:57:18)
o     1/29/10 Fri        12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/2/10   Tue       3:00 pm            Channel 52

Agenda:

Update on the Execution of the Governor's Accelerated Capital Improvement Program Plan:
Received an update from the State Comptroller and Director on Finance on the status of the execution of the Governor's plan, that was announced on December 15, 2008, to accelerate public infrastructure construction as part of an effort to stimulate the economy and create jobs.  This original plan included approximately 1,500 capital improvement projects totaling $1.8 billion.
This update included by Department and by Project:
o     Project Title;
o     Appropriation - initial plan and current;
o     Expenditures to Date - initial plan and current;
o     Percent for project completed for each phase of the project - initial plan and current; and,
o     Estimated completion date for construction - initial plan and current.
As this update was for those projects that were included in the Governor's original plan no projects that have been subsequently added to the list of projects being tracked by the Governor should be included in this report.  Any additional projects that have subsequently been added to the Governor's plan may be reported in a separate list and has been discussed as time permits.
Update on State's Receipt and Use of Federal Americans Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds:
Received an update from the State's ARRA coordinator and the Director of Budget and Finance on the State's receipt and use of Federal Americans Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, and efforts to ensure that Hawaii maximizes the total
amount of ARRA funds awarded to the extent practical.
The update included discussion on:
o     An overview of ARRA funding, including coverage on what party or parties are responsible to determine the distribution and use of ARRA funds and the State's reporting requirements;
o     The use of ARRA funds for positions;
o     ARRA funded programs and positions the Administration intends to maintain after the ARRA funds are exhausted;
o     Plans to manage the funding “cliff” or drop off once the ARRA funds are exhausted; and
o     Efforts to maximize the State's receipt of ARRA funds.
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:13:07:00)
o     1/28/10 Thu       3:30 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/2/10   Tue       11:00 am           Channel 52

Agenda:

Department of Taxation

            Revenue Collections                                   TAX 100
            Tax Services and Processing                         TAX 105
            Supporting Services - Revenue Collections          TAX 107


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 Laboratory 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, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Labor and Public Employment (LAB) Hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 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:

HB 2169     RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Sets, for calendar year 2010, the employer contribution rate at schedule D and the wage base at 90% of the average annual wage.  Sets, for calendar year 2011, the employer contribution rate at schedule G.  Retains the maximum weekly benefit rate beginning 01/01/2011 at 75% of the average weekly wage.  Authorizes special assessments upon employers to pay the interest costs on loans received from the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
LAB, FIN

HB 2207     RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Applies contribution rates schedules E and F to calendar years 2010 and 2011, respectively, notwithstanding the ratio of the current reserve fund to the adequate reserve fund.  Requires assessments upon employers to avoid federal penalties on outstanding loan balances on loans received from the U.S. Secretary of Labor when the balance in the unemployment compensation fund is insufficient to pay expected benefit claims.  Permanently retains the adequate reserve fund at one times the product of the benefit cost rate multiplied by the total remuneration paid.  Keeps the maximum weekly benefit amount at 75% of the average weekly wage, but reduces the maximum weekly benefit amount over the potential twenty-six week period of benefit eligibility. LAB, FIN

HB 437     RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Extends the maximum age for EUTF health benefits coverage for dependent-beneficiaries who are unmarried full-time students and are called to active duty in federal service with the National Guard or military reserves. LAB, FIN

HB 2103
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Authorizes nonsupervisory legislative employees to unionize through the card check and expedited bargaining process. LAB, LMG, FIN

HB 2102     RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Requires identification of licensed individuals performing electrical and plumbing work on a construction job site. LAB, CPC


DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW
 
January 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 10:00 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:

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 Laboratory 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, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Chief Justice's State of the Judiciary Address on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 12:00 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.
 
January 25, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (R1)

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:43:44:05)

o     1/28/10 Thu     12:33 am          54 VIEW (HITS)
o     1/29/10 Fri       1:30 pm            54 VIEW

Subject:

Department of the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture
 
January 25, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (R1)

Opening Day Ceremonies of the Hawaii House Of Representatives, which was originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:33:12:00)
o     1/26/10 Tue       12:00 pm            49  FOCUS
o     1/28/10 Thu       12:00 am          54  VIEW (HITS)
 
January 25, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Human Services (HMS) Hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 1:30 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 Hearing is to review and receive information regarding the budget for the Department of Human Services and the following programs:

HMS802     Vocational Rehabilitation
HMS301     Child Protective Services
HMS302     General Support for Child Care
HMS303     Child Protective Service Payments
HMS305     Cash Support for Child Care
HMS501     In-Community Youth Programs
HMS503     Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility
HMS601     Adult and Community Care Services
HMS206     Federal Assistance Payments
HMS211     Cash Support for Families Pursuing Self-Sufficiency
HMS212     Cash Support for Aged, Blind, Disabled Individuals
HMS220     Rental Housing Services
HMS229     Hawaii Public Housing Authority Administration
HMS222     Rental Assistance Services
HMS224     Homeless Services
HMS605     Community Based Residential Support
HMS401     Health Care Payments
HMS236     Case Management Self Sufficiency
HMS238     Disability Determination
HMS237     Employment and Training
HMS902     General Support for Health Care Payments
HMS903     General Support for Self-Sufficiency Services
HMS904     General Administration
HMS901     General Support for Social Services
    

No public testimony will be accepted.
 
January 25, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH) Informational Briefing on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 2:45 p.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:

On November 23, 1998, Hawaii, along with 46 other states, entered into a “global” settlement with tobacco companies concerning the costs of tobacco-related injuries suffered by its MEDICAID recipients.  In 1999, Hawaii established the Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund to receive proceeds from the settlement and a public-private partnership to:

     1.       Reduce tobacco consumption in Hawaii;
     2.       Control and prevent chronic diseases where tobacco is a risk factor;
     3.       Promote healthy lifestyles through better nutrition and improved physical activity; and
     4.       Promote children's health.

Ten years have passed, and this informational briefing will present:

A brief history of the Hawaii tobacco settlement.
A review of the programs and initiatives funded by the settlement.
Future direction for the next decade.
 
January 25, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations (JGO) Hearing on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 10:00 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:

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

GM 109
Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, EDWARD H. KUBO, JR, for a term to expire in ten years.


No testimony will be accepted.
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:55:40:00)
o     1/29/10 Fri        9:00 am            Channel 53
o     2/3/10   Wed     12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)

Subject:

Libraries

Charter Schools
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:30:19:19)
o     2/4/10   Thu       1:21 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/4/10   Thu       12:30 pm           Channel 53

Subject:

Department of Land and Natural Resources
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:53:24:19)
o     2/2/10   Tue       2:17 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/4/10   Thu       10:30 am           Channel 52

Agenda:

University of Hawaii
            University of Hawaii, Manoa                    UOH 100
            University of Hawaii, Hilo                         UOH 210
            University of Hawaii, West Oahu               UOH 700
            University of Hawaii, Community Colleges     UOH 800
            University of Hawaii, Aquaria                    UOH 881
            University of Hawaii, Systemwide Support     UOH 900
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH) and the House Committee on Health (HLT) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 2:45 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:21:48:10)
o     2/3/10   Wed     10:00 pm           Channel 53
o     2/4/10   Thu       12:00 am           Channel 54 (HITS)

Agenda:

This informational briefing concerns statewide trauma system development including: what the Department of Health  has been doing, how the Trauma Special Fund has been used to develop capacity, trauma registry, and educational activities, as well as the proposed legislation to protect statewide trauma peer review and quality improvement activities.

     Dr. Fukino or Dr. Rosen and Peggy Sale, State Trauma Program Coordinator will give a review of Statewide Trauma System Development and Planned Activities

     Lead Trauma Center - Queen's Medical Center - Dr. Caesar Ursic, Medical Director QMC Trauma Service

     Neighbor Island developing Trauma Centers - Dr. Rich McDowell, Trauma Medical Director, Kona Community Hospital

     Ambulance Providers - Mr. William Bailey, General Manager for Hawaii, American Medical Response


 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Governor's State of the State Address, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:53:57:04)
o     2/2/10   Tue       4:11 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/2/10   Tue       11:00 pm           Channel 53
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 1:30 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:
1:30 PM - completion

Department of Health Overview

Administratively Attached Agencies
     Disability & Communication Access Board (DCAB)                              HTH 520
     Executive Office on Aging (EOA)                                                         HTH 904
     Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)                                           HTH 905
     State Health Planning & Development Agency (SHPDA)                    HTH 906
     Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC)                                 HTH 850

Environmental Health
     Environmental Health Services                                                           HTH 610
     Environmental Management                                                                HTH 840
     Environmental Health Administration                                                   HTH 849
     State Laboratory Services                                                                    HTH 710

Health Resources
     Communicable Disease Services                                                        HTH 100
     Disease Outbreak Control                                                                    HTH 131
     *Dental Disease   General Medical and Preventive Services               HTH 141
     Developmental Disabilities                                                                   HTH 501
     Family Health Services                                                                         HTH 560
     *Community Health Services                                                                HTH 580
     Tobacco Settlement                                                                              HTH 590
     Health Resources Administration                                                         HTH 595
     *Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System                HTH 730

Behavior Health
     Adult Mental Health - Outpatient                                                              HTH 420
     Adult Mental Health - Inpatient                                                             HTH 430
     Alcohol & Drug Abuse                                                                           HTH 440
     Child & Adolescent Mental Health                                                        HTH 460
     Behavioral Health Services Administration                                          HTH 495

General Administration
     Health Care Assurance (OHCA)                                                            HTH 720
     Health Status Monitoring                                                                      HTH 760
     General Administration                                                                         HTH 907


*Changes proposed by the Department of Health to "restructure divisions to consolidate programs remaining after the abolishment and reduction-in-force process."

                                  (Excerpt from the "Budget in Brief"; Supplemental Budget FY 2011)
 
January 26, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Health (HTH) Hearing on Friday, January 29, 2010, 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:

SB 2271     RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS.
To increase health insurance premium transparency and to require a minimum amount of premiums to be spent on medical expenses.     HTH, CPN

SB 2371     RELATING TO LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE.
Excludes limited benefit health insurance from provisions of chapter 431:10A enacted after July 1, 2010.     HTH, CPN

SB 2343     RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAMS.
Prohibits an insurer from requiring a doctor's referral for annual mammograms for covered individuals over forty years old.     HTH, CPN

SB 2267     RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Allows the disability and communication access board to charge a fee to defray expenses of review of construction plans to ensure compliance with law.  Establishes temporary fees until the board adopts permanent fees.     HTH, WAM

SB 2140     RELATING TO TRANS FATS.
Prohibits foods containing artificial trans fat from being stored, distributed, or served by, or used in the preparation of any food within, a food establishment.  Commences with ban on oils, shortening, and margarines with trans fat effective 01/01/11, and progresses with ban on food containing trans fat effective 01/01/12.     HTH, CPN

SB 2036     RELATING TO TOXIC SUBSTANCES.
Establishes the toxic mold remediation task force to examine the potential hazards of toxic indoor mold and fungal contamination, and to recommend standards and guidelines for its prevention and remediation.     HTH

SB 2071     RELATING TO SMOKING.
Prohibits smoking at public bus stops, parks, beaches.     HTH, JGO

SB 2010     RELATING TO NEWBORN SCREENING.
Requires the department of health to screen for certain newborn diseases, disorders, and deficiencies.     HTH, WAM

SB 2211     RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.

Transitions the Hawaii health systems corporation to federal and state nonprofit status.  Makes appropriation for general obligation bonds for the repair and maintenance of facilities and transition expenses.     HTH, WAM

SB 2274     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.     HTH, WAM


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
 
January 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Governor's State of the State Address, which was originally broadcast on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:53:57:04)

o     1/29/10 Fri          6:00 pm            Channel 52
o     2/2/10   Tue        4:11 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/2/10   Tue       11:00 pm           Channel 53
 
January 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (R2)

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:43:44:05)

o     1/28/10 Thu     12:33 am          54 VIEW (HITS)
o     1/29/10 Fri       11:30 am            49 FOCUS
Subject:

Department of the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture
 
January 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (approx. 02:51:56:00)
o     2/3/10   Wed     1:55 am            Channel 54 (HITS)
o     2/4/10   Thu       10:00 am           Channel 53

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 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule (R2)

The House Committee on Finance (FIN) Informational Briefing, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:43:44:05)

o     1/28/10 Thu     12:33 am          54 VIEW (HITS)
o     1/29/10 Fri       11:30 am            49 FOCUS
Subject:

Department of the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture
 
January 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) Hearing on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 2:45 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 54 (VIEWS) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:

SB 2391     RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
Amends the operating budget of the OHA and DHHL for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.     WTL, WAM

SB 2500     RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Requires the State auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and to issue a report  on or before the convening of the 2011 legislative session.     WTL, WAM

SB 2301     RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Transfers the functions and duties of the historic preservation division of DLNR relating to Hawaiian burial sites to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.     WTL, WAM

SB 2302     RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Transfers the functions and duties of the historic preservation division and the Kaho`olawe island reserve commission relating to Hawaiian burial sites to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Establishes special fund. Funds operation through conveyance tax revenues. Includes cave burials and burial sites.     WTL, WAM

SB 2524     RELATING TO ISLAND BURIAL COUNCILS.
Authorizes the governor to waive the requirements that the Molokai island burial council membership include geographic region, development, and large property owner representatives.WTL

SB 2409     RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Requires that any conditions on permits issued for the taking of marine life or boating and coastal activities in marine life conservation districts shall be adopted pursuant to administrative procedures.     WTL


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
 
January 27, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology (EDT) Hearing on Monday, February 1, 2010, at 1:30 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 2548     RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Implements the information technology recommendations of auditor's Report No. 09-06; establishes within the office of the governor a chief information officer and information technology steering committee to organize, manage, and oversee statewide information technology governance.     EDT, WAM

SB 2114     RELATING TO CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.
Defines agency-wide technology and computer system projects as capital investments to allow them to be financed with bond funds and depreciated as capital investments.     EDT, WAM

SB 2543     RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Establishes an office of telework promotion and broadband assistance and a broadband advisory council; establishes a work group to develop procedures for streamlined permitting functions applicable to development of broadband services or technology; requires all state agencies to report annually to the legislature on expenditures of federal moneys for broadband facilities, services, equipment, or contracts.          EDT, WAM

SB 2405     RELATING TO TAXATION.
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement.  Effective when the State becomes a party to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.     EDT, WAM


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.



 
January 28, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The continuation of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations (JGO) Hearing on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. will be broadcast at 4:00 pm today, 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:

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

GM 109
Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, EDWARD H. KUBO, JR, for a term to expire in ten years.


No testimony will be accepted.
 
January 29, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Higher Education (HRE) Hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 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 2386     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.     HRE, WAM

SB 2385     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.     HRE, WAM

SB 2387     RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Allows the University of Hawaii board of regents to assess fees for campus parking at an open meeting subject to chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, but exempt from rule-making public notice, public hearing, and gubernatorial approval requirements of chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.     HRE, WAM

SB 2389     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.     HRE, WAM

SB 2388     RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Exempts the University of Hawaii from Hawaii public procurement code requirements.
HRE, JGO


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
 
January 29, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) Hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 3:30 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 2275     RELATING TO ARCHITECTURAL PAINT.
Establishes a pilot program to require producers of architectural paint sold in this State to establish or join a stewardship organization to implement an architectural paint stewardship program that provides for the collection, transportation, and processing of post-consumer architectural paint.  Provides for oversight by the office of environmental quality control. Establishes the product stewardship fund to offset administrative costs.     ENE, WAM

SB 2356     RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.
Prohibits the use of gas power leaf blowers; prohibits the use of leaf blowers on or near residential zones, except within allowed time periods; prohibits leaf blowing operations from blowing debris onto adjacent property without permission.     ENE, JGO

SB 2361     RELATING TO WASTE STREAM REDUCTION.
Requires telephone directories to be distributed only to persons who have signed a written authorization to receive the directory.     ENE, CPN/JGO

SB 2360     RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Amends the definition of "deposit beverage" to include wine and hard spirits.     ENE, WAM

SB 2420     RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Removes the exemption for dietary supplements from the deposit beverage container program.     ENE, WAM

SB 2559     RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Requires retailers in the State to distribute only recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable checkout bags.     ENE, JGO


Decision Making to follow, if time permits.