Bills passed by the Legislature (1997) which include Specific Requests for Submission of Information

382, SD1, HD1, CD1

MOTORCYCLE AND MOTOR SCOOTER EDUCATION COURSES, REVIEW OF. Requires the Director of Transportation to review the skill test included in all motorcycle and motor scooter education courses offered in the State to determine which courses the Director shall approve to qualify for the waiver of the actual demonstration of ability to operate a motorcycle or motor scooter and to report findings and recommendations to the Legislature twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

(SSCR 605, HSCR 1195, 1592, CCR 66)

SB 1082, SD1, HD2, CD1

WATER QUALITY PROGRAMS, REVENUE GENERATING STRATEGIES FOR. Requires the Department of Health to:

    (1) Evaluate the overall costs required to develop, support, and administer all of its water quality programs, including:

    (A) The water pollution control programs;

    (B) The wastewater program;

    (C) The safe drinking water programs; and

    (D) The underground injection control programs;

    (2) Review the current fee structure of these programs; and

    (3) Develop a proposal to supplement the revenues required to administer these programs by recommending fees for the issuance of permits and variances and any other revenue-generating strategies relating to these programs.

    Also requires the Department to submit recommendations, including proposed legislation, indentification of viable and affordable water quality improvement proposals for water catchment systems, and necessary appropriation amounts to implement those proposals to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (SSCR 537, 825, HSCR 1289, 1723, CCR 132)

    SB 1114, SD1, HD1, CD1

    REAL ESTATE LICENSES, CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR. Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a comprehensive study of the continuing education program for real estate licenses, including the feasibility of allowing a private organization to administer the program.

    Also requires the Bureau to submit a report with its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to privatize, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (SSCR 634, HSCR 1673, CCR 82)

    SB 1191, SD1, HD1, CD1

    HEALTH INSURANCE AND PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996, REVIEW OF. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to convene a task force to review all the provisions of the federal Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and recommend mechanisms to ensure complete, timely, and the least disruptive adoption of the provisions of the Act within both the public and private sectors of the health care system.

    Also requires the task force at a minimum to determine the adequacy and availability of affordable coverage of the HIPAA eligibles, determine the economic impact of nonresident HIPAA eligibles accessing individual coverage in Hawaii, and recommend mechanisms to achieving access to a satisfactory level of affordable individual coverage for HIPAA eligibles.

    Also requires the task force to include representatives from the private and public sectors of the health care system and other persons with a stake in the implementation of HIPAA.

    Also requires the task force to submit a report of findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (SSCR 653, HSCR 1676, CCR 83)

    SB 1874, SD2, HD2

    WELFARE TO WORK TRANSITION ASSISTANCE, INITIATIVES FOR. Requires the Department of Human Services, with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, to develop initiatives for implementation in the areas of grant diversion, micro enterprises, and willing to work safeguard. Also requires the development of the systems, processes, programs, and plans to carry out these initiatives to be completed by November 30, 1997.

    Also requires the Departments to submit the final master plan for implementation to the Legislature no later than December 31, 1997.

    (SSCR 510, 906, HSCR 1303, 1725)

    SB 1881, SD1

    WAIANAE COAST COMMUNITY BENCHMARKING PILOT PROJECT, REPORT ON. Requires Ke Ala Hoku to submit annual progress reports to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each Regular Session.

    Act to be repealed June 30, 2000.

    (SSCR 334, 909, HSCR 1126, 1888)

    HB 20, HD1, SD2, CD1

    DRIVERS' LICENSING PROCEDURES, REVIEW OF. Requires the Director of Transportation with the cooperation and assistance of the examiner of drivers to review and study the drivers' licensing procedures for the purpose of recommending any legislative measures to update those procedures, including new procedures to conform with new technology and safety development, including night driving.

    Also requires the Director to report findings and recommendations and proposed legislation if appropriate, no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 7, 1001, SSCR 1076, 1592, CCR 31)

    HB 100, HD1, SD1, CD1

    SECTION 60

    MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAWS, REVIEW OF. Requires the Insurance Commissioner with the assistance of the Legislative Reference Bureau to review all existing state laws relating to motor vehicle insurance and financial responsibility and to prepare legislation for the Regular Session of 1998.

    SECTION 65

    MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE COSTS AND BENEFITS, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR. Establishes a motor vehicle insurance benefits task force attached to the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Requires the task force to consist of the Insurance Commissioner, one person appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by the President of the Senate, and one person appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Requires the task force to review the motor vehicle insurance system and develop a comprehensive plan for reducing costs, paying for the cost of motor vehicle insurance or benefits, maximizing coverage and benefits for residents, and alleviating the problem of uninsured motorists.

    Further requires the task force to submit a progress report to the Legislature and Governor no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998 and submit a report of its final recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 250, SSCR 932, CCR 171)

    HB 103, HD2, SD1, CD1

    SMALL BUSINESSES, BARRIERS TO. Changes the name of the blue ribbon task force on small business to the small business task force on regulatory relief. Requires the task force to review all existing state administrative rules and proposed legislation relating to small businesses, all state originated proposed rules and proposed amendments to existing rules that affect small businesses, and all current and proposed state laws that act as barriers to the formation, operation, and expansion of small businesses in the State.

    Also requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998 and a final report no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 58, 663, SSCR 937, 1570, CCR 19)

    HB 118, HD1, SD1, CD1

    RECIPROCAL BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM MARRYING. Requires Legislative Auditor to conduct a "closed claim" study to assess the fiscal impacts of providing reciprocal benefits under workers' compensation, public health fund, public employees' retirement, and prepaid health insurance provisions.

    Requires the report to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 2, SSCR 11, CCR 2)

    HB 120, HD1, SD1, CD1

    ELDERLY CARE, DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR. Extends the program for all- inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) to June 30, 2002, and requires the PACE program to submit a program description and a financial and management report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

    (HSCR 10, 1065, SSCR 1063, 1507, CCR 110)

    HB 143, HD2, SD1, CD1

    HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII, PLANS OF. Requires the Governor's Office to submit a report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998, a detailed plan describing how:

    1. The corporation will increase rental housing and supportive opportunities for low income and special need segments of Hawaii's population;

    2. The corporation will provide private and non-profit housing developers with incentives to encourage the development of affordable housing;

    3. The prioritization of the corporation's role in financing the development of housing projects will impact its structure and operations;

    4. The de-emphasis of the corporation's role in the development of housing projects will impact its structure and operations; and

    5. All other housing functions and employees of the State may be transferred to the corporation.

    (HSCR 453, 1034, SSCR 1426, CCR 150)

    HB 147, HD1, SD1, CD1

    LONG-TERM CARE, FINANCIAL PLAN TO ADDRESS. Establishes a joint legislative committee to develop a sound financial plan to address the current and future long-term care needs of the people of Hawaii. Requires the joint legislative committee to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by December 1, 1998.

    (HSCR 11, 677, SSCR 961, 1508, CCR 111)

    HB 258, SD2, CD1

    CONVENTION CENTER, PRIVATIZATION PLAN FOR. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to work in cooperation with the Department of Budget and Finance and the Convention Center Authority to formulate a convention center privatization plan.

    Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to submit a report containing its findings and recommendations on the plan to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 139, 1035, SSCR 1199, 1456, CCR 137)

    HB 350, HD1, SD1, CD1

    PART III, SECTION 4

    HAWAII STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, PARTICIPATION IN PRIVATE FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS. Requires a report detailing the expenditure and return on investment of funds expended by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation _ for financial participation in private financial investments to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 6

    PACIFIC ISLANDS ECONOMIC TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to submit a detailed report on expenditures used to co-sponsor a series of workshops focused on helping small- and medium-sized Hawaii-based businesses become more directly involved in Pacific islands economic trade and development, which should feature Hawaii business people already operating in the Pacific islands to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 7

    HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU, REPORT ON EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS. Requires a report detailing the expenditure of funds by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau on the:

    1. Salaries, benefits, related taxes, and office rent for the Bureau;

    2. Pro Bowl;

    3. Seniors Skins;

    4. Lincoln Mercury Kapalua International;

    5. Kaanapali Classic;

    6. PGA Grand Slam of Golf;

    7. Hawaii Winter League Baseball;

    8. Royal Hawaiian Rowing Challenge;

    9. Hawaii International Film Festival;

    10. Island Chapter marketing;

    11. Poipu Beach resort destination; and

    12. King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

    to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 9

    OLYMPIC RELATED EVENTS IN HAWAII, EXPENDITURE REPORT ON. Requires the State Tourism Office to submit a report on the expenditure of funds for olympic related events in Hawaii to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 10

    MAUI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, LIBRARY AT. Provides that a portion of the appropriation for the High Technology Development Corporation shall be used for the operation of a library at the Maui Research and Technology Center through a contract with the Maui Economic Development Board and that a report be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 11

    BANANA BUNCHY TOP VIRUS IN KONA, ERADICATION OF. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit a report on the progress of eradication of banana bunchy top virus in Kona and justification for continued funding in future years to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 12

    AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COORDINATION, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit an itemized report on ornamental nursery research, taro research, yellow sugar cane aphid research, coffee research, macadamia research, State Farm Fair, plant alien pest program, vegetable crop research, fruit fly post harvest treatment and research, pineapple research, ginger/taro research, cut flower research, livestock research, tropical fruit research, and contingency emergency research for diversified agriculture to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999. Requires the report to include progress being made with each specific commodity that is funded for research, and projected funding, if necessary, for the continuation of each of the research projects with justification for recommended funding in future years.

    PART III, SECTION 15

    DISABILITY COMPENSATION INFORMATION SYSTEM, RE-ENGINEERING OF. Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to submit a progress and __ expenditure report on the re-engineering of the disability compensation information system to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 17

    HOMELESS POPULATION AT THE AIRPORT, RESOLUTION OF. Requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a report on the status and possible solutions to the homeless population at the airport and submit it to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 28

    AIRPORTS, PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR. Requires the Department of Transportation to submit a detailed expenditure and status report on marketing and promotional activities for airport facilities on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kauai to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 30

    AIRPORTS SPECIAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a report on planned uses and actual expenditures of all special repair and maintenance appropriations to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 32

    HONOLULU HARBOR, OAHU, LESSEES AND PERMITTEES IN THE PROJECT AREA AT. Requires the Department of Transportation to submit a report with a list of all lessees and permittees, their facility and space requirements, and recommendations on how they may be accommodated to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 33

    HARBORS SPECIAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a report on planned uses and actual expenditures of all special repair and maintenance appropriations to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 40

    HIGHWAYS SPECIAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a report on planned uses and actual expenditures of all special repair and maintenance appropriations to be

    submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 52

    HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION, FISCAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF. Requires the Legislative Auditor to perform a fiscal and management audit of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and that this report include an analysis of accounting procedures, procurement practices, and personnel and fiscal accountability.

    Also requires the Office of the Auditor to provide this report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 53

    HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION, REDUCTION OR REALLOCATION OF SERVICES OR PERSONNEL TO INCREASE REVENUE. Requires the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to conduct a study and submit a report on proposed reduction or reallocation of services or personnel to increase revenue and to include an analysis of mandated and/or unprofitable services and the effect of these services being reallocated or reduced to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 57

    CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, PRIVATIZATION OF. Requires the Legislative Auditor to conduct a study on the privatization of the child and adolescent mental health program to include analysis of current operating procedures, current program effectiveness, cost benefits of privatization, and the effectiveness of privatization.

    Also requires the Office of the Auditor to provide the study to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 64

    SOCIAL SERVICES RECIPIENTS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE, LIST OF. Requires the Department of Human Resources Development to provide a report listing all recipients who are employed by the State to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 67

    PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY, EXPENDITURE REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report detailing all expenditures for the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 68

    PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY, IN HOME COMMUNITY BASED CARE SERVICES, FISCAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF. Requires the Legislative Auditor to perform a fiscal and management audit of the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, in home and community based care services. Requires that this report include an analysis of personnel and fiscal accountability, accounting and reporting procedures, and disbursement and procurement practices.

    Also requires the Office of the Auditor to provide the study to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 69

    DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF. Requires the Auditor to perform a management and fiscal audit of the Department of Human Services, with particular emphasis on the Department's planning, management, staffing and spending for:

    1. Welfare, family support, and any and all associated training and work programs;

    2. Health care insurance payments; and

    3. Eligibility activities for any entitlements and optional programs.

    Requires the Auditor to examine any other programs that exhibit weakness in planning, management, or implementation. Also requires the Auditor to conduct the audit in light of changes in welfare programs and what the Department should have been doing to maximize cost effectiveness before the new federal guidelines were adopted. Programs to be audited include HMS 201, 203, 230, 236, 237, 302, and 903.

    Requires the Auditor to submit findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 73

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S OPERATING FUNDS, TRANSFER OF. Requires the Department of Education to report on the sources and destinations of funds transferred and purposes of the fund transfer to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 75

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, COORDINATION TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. Requires the Department of Education to prepare and submit a report concerning the implementation of the Felix vs. Cayetano consent decree to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 78

    COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN THE HILO, HAMAKUA, AND KOHALA COMMUNITIES, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature on the progress and operation of the community-based youth leadership demonstration project for the Legislature to determine future appropriations for budgetary purposes.

    PART III, SECTION 79

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BASED BUDGETING, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Education to submit a detailed report on the amount allocated to each school under school based budgeting to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 85

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EMPLOYEES WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS, TRANSFER OF POSITIONS AND FUNDS FOR. Requires the Department of Education to submit reports to the Legislature of any transfers by the Governor of positions and funds from the Department of Human Resources Development to the Department of Education for the purpose of resuming case management of workers' compensation claims filed by education employees.

    PART III, SECTION 87

    A+ AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM, FUNDS FOR. Requires the Governor to submit a report to the Legislature of any transfers of savings from Part II of this Act to supplement the appropriations for school community service for the Afterschool A+ Program.

    PART III, SECTION 89

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S STUDENT INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES, STUDY OF. Requires the Board of Education to commission a study by qualified individuals not employed by the Department of Education to examine school instruction and services and submit a report of its findings to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 94

    STUDENT-CENTERED SCHOOLS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Education to submit a report on student-centered schools to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 95

    SCHOOL FACILITIES, REPORT ON THE OPENING OF. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature on the opening of school facilities no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 96

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT SUPPORT SYSTEM, TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR. Requires the Department of Education to submit a report including sources and destinations of funds transferred, purposes of the fund transfer and progress of implementation toward meeting the goals and objectives of the Department's comprehensive student support system to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 99

    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION WAIVERS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, REPORT ON. Requires the University of Hawaii, Manoa to submit a report on:

    1. The number and amount of tuition waivers and scholarships granted to financially needy students with priority given to students from ethnic groups which are under-represented in the student population of the university;

    2. The graduation rate of students from ethnic groups which are under-represented; and

    3. The number of under-represented minorities hired as faculty at the University and its community colleges

    to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 120

    INMATES IN MAINLAND BASED CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Public Safety to submit an expenditure report on funds used for the transportation and necessary operating costs of housing inmates in mainland based correctional facilities to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 124

    DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE EXPENDITURE REPORTS. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit detailed expenditure reports on the use of funds for Health Fund premiums and activities, witness fees and related expenses, and court appointed counsel to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 125

    TAX INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, REDESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF. Requires the Department of Taxation to submit a progress and expenditure report on the redesign and implementation of a new integrated tax information management system to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 128

    GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit a detailed report of expenditures on the interest and principal of general obligation bonds to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 129

    UNIFORM DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY PROGRAM. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit a progress and expenditure report on the uniform disposition of unclaimed property program to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 131

    STATE AGENCIES' COMPUTER SYSTEMS CONVERSION FOR THE YEAR 2000. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to submit a progress report on the conversion of State agencies' computer systems, local area networks, and electronic mail and software applications for compliance with the year 2000 four-digit year program code requirements to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 132

    WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS. Requires the Department of Human Resources Development to submit an itemized expenditure report on workers' compensation claims to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 133

    UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS. Requires the Department of Human Resources Development to submit a detailed itemized expenditure report on unemployment compensation claims to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 134

    WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM, TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO IMPROVE. Requires the Department of Human Resources Development to submit reports on the Governor's transfer of funds to improve efficiencies in the workers' compensation program to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 135

    DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE EXPENDITURES FOR RETIREMENT. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit detailed reports on pension accumulation, minimum pension, and Social Security and Medicare contributions to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 136

    MANAGEMENT OF STATE LANDS, COMPUTERIZATION TO ASSIST. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to submit a report on the expenditure of funds and progress of the implementation of the computerization of the Department's land division to assist in the management of state lands to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART III, SECTION 137

    LEASES WITHIN OFFICE LEASING, LISTING OF. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to submit an updated listing of all leases budgeted for and centralized within office leasing to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART III, SECTION 139

    DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS PROGRAM. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide an expenditure report on the building repairs and alterations program to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 141

    AIRPORTS DIVISION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Airports Division to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Division submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 142

    HARBORS DIVISION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Harbors Division to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Division submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 144

    HIGHWAYS DIVISION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Highways Division to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Division submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 146

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Department of Education to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Department submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 150

    STATE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOTMENTS FOR. Requires the Governor to submit a report on any supplemental allotments from the special funded project adjustment fund to state educational facilities to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 153

    DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Department submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 154

    PRISON FACILITY, COMMUNITY BENEFITS AND ENHANCEMENT PACKAGE FOR. Requires the Department of Public Safety to present any community benefit and enhancement package developed by the Department and the affected community to mitigate the negative aspects of building a prison facility in the community to the Legislature for approval twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART V, SECTION 155

    HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Department submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART V, SECTION 156

    DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES PROGRAM STAFF COSTS. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to prepare a project-funded staff services budget report detailing each permanent position by number, position title, and compensation. Requires the report to include details for all non-permanent capital improvements program related positions and that the Department submit the budget report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 182

    CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS, USE OF SPECIAL FUNDS TO FINANCE. Requires the Governor to submit a report on changes in the method of financing.

    PART VII, SECTION 186

    CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS, SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOTMENTS FOR. Requires the Governor to submit a report on supplemental allotments to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 187

    CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS, SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOTMENTS FROM SPECIAL FUNDS. Requires the Governor to submit a report on supplemental allotments from the special fund responsible for cash or debt service payments for the projects to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 190

    CAPTIAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS, IMPLEMENTATION OF. Allows a designated expending agency with the approval of the Governor to delegate to other state or county agencies the implementation of capital improvement projects when it is determined by all involved agencies and parties that it is advantageous to do so and that a summary report be submitted to the Legislature detailing all designated projects as of December 31 and June 30 for each fiscal year.

    PART VII, SECTION 194

    EXPENDING AGENCIES, CHANGES OF. Requires the Governor to transfer necessary __ funds and positions whenever an expending agency to which an appropriation is made is changed due to the Legislature and to submit a report of all such transfers no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 200

    APPROPRIATIONS, TRANSFER OF OPERATING FUNDS BETWEEN. Requires the Governor to submit a report on the transfer of operating funds between appropriations with the same means of funding within an expending agency to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 203

    PUBLIC EMPLOYEE POSITIONS, CREATION BY GOVERNOR. Requires the Governor to submit a report on the creation of permanent positions allocated to program areas to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 206

    NATURAL DISASTER AND OTHER UNFORESEEN EMERGENCIES, FUNDS FOR. Requires the Legislature to be notified in writing of transfers of funding to cope with the effects of natural disaster and other emergencies no later than fourteen days after the transfer is made.

    PART VII, SECTION 207

    FEDERAL FUND REIMBURSEMENTS, RETURN TO GENERAL FUND. Requires a report on the return of all federal fund reimbursements received by state programs to the general fund to be submitted to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 209

    MULTI-PROBLEM, MULTI-SERVICE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DECATEGORIZED SERVICE ACCOUNTS FOR. Allows the Department of Health, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Office of Youth Services to transfer funds into decategorized service accounts established to meet the individual needs of multi-service children and adolescents. Requires the agencies to submit a joint report to the Legislature no later than ten days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 210

    BUDGET JOURNAL TABLES AND FISCAL ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INTEGRATION OF. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance in coordination with the Department of Accounting and General Services to integrate the budget journal tables with the fiscal accounting and management systems and report on the status of such efforts and projection of cost to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART VII, SECTION 211

    FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED, REPORTS ON. Requires each Department to submit a report on all federal funds received subsequent to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999 no later than ten days upon notification of the receipt of such funds.

    Also requires the Governor to submit a summary of all such funds received to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    PART VII, SECTION 212

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, COST EFFECTIVE USE OF. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to determine the most cost effective use of telecommunications and information technology and report to the Legislature by January 15, 1998, for all departments in the executive branch and the University of Hawaii.

    PART VII, SECTION 213

    COMPUTER INTEGRATION, STUDY ON. Requires the Governor through the Director of Finance to apppoint a computer integration committee to conduct a study of developing and implementing an integrated personnel, payroll, and health and retirements benefits computer system.

    Also requires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit a report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    PART VII, SECTION 214

    CAPTIAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM PROJECTS, DENIAL OF ALLOTMENTS FOR. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to prepare a quarterly report on capital improvements projects that have been denied allotment by the Governor and/or the Department and submit the report to the Legislature no later than three weeks following the close of each fiscal quarter.

    PART VII, SECTION 215

    CAPTIAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM PROJECTS, REPORT ON. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to prepare a quarterly report to identify capital improvements program projects and submit the report to the Legislature no later than three weeks following the close of each fiscal quarter.

    (HSCR 1094, SSCR 1613, CCR 160)

    HB 631, HD2, SD2, CD1

    HEALTH CARE DECISIONS BY LEGAL SURROGATE, REPORT ON. Establishes a surrogate decision making committee appointed by the Governor and staffed by theExecutive Office on Aging to monitor this Act on health care decisions by legal surrogates. Requires the committee to submit its findings and recommendations regarding the efficacy of this Act and its legislative proposals for guardianship reform to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 147, 1002, SSCR 1153, 1562, CCR 27)

    HB 1086, HD2, SD2

    AGRICULTURAL BACK TO WORK PROGRAM, ESTABLISHMENT OF. Establishes an agricultural back to work pilot program within the Department of Agriculture to create new job opportunities in agriculture and reduce welfare dependency throughout the State. Requires the Department to submit an annual report on the status of the program to the Legislature. Act to be repealed on July 1, 2000.

    (HSCR 507, 1081, SSCR 1205, 1609)

    HB 1104, HD1

    HAWAIIANS, SERVICES FOR. Establishes the Hui 'Imi advisory council within the _ Department of Accounting and General Services to advise the Governor, Legislature, and public and private agencies serving Hawaiians on issues described in the report entitled, Hui 'Imi Task Force for Hawaiian Services, volume I and volume II and other issues affecting Hawaiians as the advisory council shall designate and serve as a liaison between public and private entities.

    Requires the council to submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including an action plan for the implementation of the report entitled Hui 'Imi Task Force for Hawaiian Services, volume I and volume II, to the Governor and the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    Also requires the council to submit bi-annual progress reports regarding the action plan including legislative recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1999, 2001, and 2003.

    (HSCR 155, SSCR 1056, 1818)

    HB 1188, HD1, SD1, CD1

    CRIME IN HAWAII, SYMPOSIUM ON. Requires the Department of the Attorney General to report the findings and recommendations of the symposium and the crime consortium to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 218, 854, SSCR 1130, 1587, CCR 154)

    HB 1243, HD1, SD1, CD1

    AIR QUALITY AT CAMPBELL INDUSTRIAL PARK AND KAHE VALLEY, OAHU. Establishes an advisory task force within the Department of Health to conduct an assessment of the air quality at Campbell Industrial Park and Kahe Valley, Oahu, and to determine the air quality impacts of emission sources in these locations. Requires the advisory task force to submit a progress report on its activities to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998, and a final report report no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 565, 815, SSCR 1156, 1420, CCR 166)

    HB 1250, HD3, SD2, CD1

    PIPELINE SAFETY. Establishes the Pipeline Safety Committee within the _ Department of Health to maintain a central depository of all pipeline maps, facilitate cooperative cathodic protection testing and interference mitigation, and facilitate information and technology sharing. Requires the Department of Health to submit a detailed report, including a summary of safety related reports filed with the federal Office of Pipeline Safety and a summary of cathodic protection reports to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each Regular Session. Act to be repealed two years after its effective date.

    (HSCR 88, 540, 1022, SSCR 1181, 1501, CCR 146)

    HB 1539, SD1, CD1

    YOUTH OFFENDERS, RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR SHORT-TERM COMMITMENTS, KAUAI. Establishes a two-year pilot program to provide a secure residential facility for short-term commitments of youth offenders on the island of Kauai to be administered by the Office of Youth Services. Requires the Office to submit a report on the cost-effectiveness and operation of the facility to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 779, SSCR 1567, CCR 157)

    HB 1547, HD2, SD1, CD1

    SMALL BOAT HARBORS, INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT OF. Establishes a task force within the Department of Land and Natural Resources to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a community-based management pilot program to provide that one or more small boat harbors be independently managed and administered by a marina board. Requires the Department to convene a community-based task force to:

    1. Recommend the roles and responsibilities of the marina board;

    2. Recommend the pilot program's framework with goals and objectives;

    3. Recommend guidelines and criteria for the process of qualifying, soliciting, evaluating, and selecting proposals;

    4. Recommend the required elements to be included in any lease or operating agreement between the marina board and the State;

    5. Recommend the specific exemptions for the small boat harbor from state statutes and regulations;

    6. Recommend a transition plan for the orderly transition of management and operations of the harbor;

    7. Recommend the rights and responsibilities of the marina board relative to borrowing money for improvement projects to benefit the small boat harbor;

    8. Evaluate the financial audit information to determine the feasibility of carrying out a community-based management pilot program and identify which harbors are the most suitable for the programs;

    9. Research any examples of similar arrangements of community-based management in public marina facilities in the United States; and

    10. Submit a report on their findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 430, 1041, SSCR 1201, 1492, CCR 107)

    HB 1675, HD2, SD1, CD1

    HOISTING MACHINE OPERATORS, REGULATION OF. Requires the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to consult with affected labor/management organizations, management organizations with expertise in local hoisting operation training and practical testing experience, and to develop in consultation with the industry, recommendations for certification and a plan for implementing certification of hoisting machine operators.

    Also requires the Director to submit a report including:

    1. The recommendations for certification of hoisting machine operators;

    2. A plan for implementation of certification procedures; and

    3. Any additional concerns the various affected organizations may have, or that may have occurred as a result of developing the recommendation;

    to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 269, 1042, SSCR 1149, 1569, CCR 41)

    HB 1706, HD2, SD2, CD1

    EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING FUND, MORATORIUM ON EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS TO. Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to report on the advisability of continuing the moratorium on employer contributions to the employment and training fund to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 520, 618, 739, SSCR 1219, 1511, CCR 10)

    HB 1829, HD3, SD2, CD1

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION SPECIAL FUND, ESTABLISHMENT OF. Establishes a domestic violence prevention special fund to be administered by the Department of Health to provide violence intervention or prevention. Requires the Department to submit an annual report providing an accounting of the receipts and expenditures from the special fund to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each Regular Session.

    Act to be repealed on June 30, 2000.

    (HSCR 170, 612, 1046, SSCR 1111, 1503, CCR 143)

    HB 1857, HD1, SD1, CD1

    HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS, FORMULA FOR. Requires the Attorney General, the Director of Finance, the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, and the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Individual Claims Review Panel to convene to discuss and formulate an appropriate formula and criteria to qualify and resolve claims. Requires the Attorney General to submit the formula and criteria for approval to the Governor by October 15, 1997, and to report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    Extends the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Individual Claims Review Panel until December 31, 1999. Requires the panel to transmit a report to the Governor and to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998, and transmit a final report to the Governor and to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 603, 1091, SSCR 1481, CCR 115)

    HB 1965, HD1, SD1, CD1

    ALIEN AQUATIC ORGANISMS, PREVENTION OF THE INTRODUCTION TO HAWAIIAN WATERS. Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to establish an alien aquatic organism task force comprised of the Chairperson or designee and at least one representative from the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, the United States National Marine Fisheries Service, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Navy, the commercial shipping, freight, or transport industry, the private boating or marine recreation industry, a fisheries or marine biology expert, the International Maritime Organization, and any other organization which the Chairperson determines has an interest in the prevention of the introduction of alien aquatic organisms to Hawaiian waters.

    Requires the task force to review and evaluate the issues pertaining to the monitoring, control, and prevention of alien aquatic organisms being introduced to Hawaiian waters through international shipping and sailing, particularly through the ballast water contained in the holds of the vessels or from encrusting growth attached to the hull of the vessel.

    Also requires the task force to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.

    (HSCR 498, 933, SSCR 1163, 1568, CCR 6)

    HB 2060, HD1, SD1, CD1

    OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TRANSFER OF FUNDS, REPORT ON. Requires the Boardof Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to report on any transfer of funds and positions between programs for reseach and development and operating purposes to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 1998 and 1999.

    (HSCR 1092, SSCR 1591, CCR 162)

    HB 2207, HD2, SD1, CD1

    PUBLIC LAND TRUST. Establishes a joint committee consisting of eight members, of which the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Governor shall each appoint two members. Requires the committee to study and make recommendations on all outstanding and anticipated issues identified by the committee as currently or potentially relating to the public land trust, including whether land should be transferred to the Office of Hawaiians Affairs. Also requires the committee to submit to the Legislature a progress report no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998 and a final report no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources, with the cooperation of _ the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to complete a comprehensive inventory and a map database of the lands comprising the public trust, to be used to facilitate the administration of the trust. Also requires the Department to submit to the Legislature a progress report no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998 and a final report with copies of the inventory and maps no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1999.

    (HSCR 602, 1090, SSCR 1118, 1482, CCR 116)

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