Thursday, January 28, 1999
Events centered around the 1999 Hawaii state Legislature.
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A calendar of tomorrow's hearings -- to be held at the state Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., unless noted. Hearings marked with an asterisk (*) will air live on Oceanic 54, TCI Cable 54:
HOUSECulture and the Arts, and Higher Education: Bills on the Honolulu Symphony endowment fund, transferring Hawaii Public Broadcasting Authority assets to the Hawaii Public Television Foundation, and creating a commission celebrating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Puerto Ricans to Hawaii. Decision making to follow, 1 p.m., Room 309. Bill on funding art education in public schools, 2 p.m., Room 309.
Human Services and Housing: Bills funding alternatives to youth incarceration, paying late child-support payments to custodial parents, and prohibiting long-term care insurers from genetic testing. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Labor and Public Employment: Bills relating to employment discrimination, enhancing criminal penalties for hate crimes, and protecting athletic contest officials from assault. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.
Water and Land Use: Bills funding the Hawaii forestry, establishing credit against income tax liability for installing water conservation equipment, and repealing under certain conditions the prohibition of nonresident aliens bringing firearms into the state. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 312.
SENATEConsumer Protection and House Consumer Protection: Joint briefing to update the Legislature on the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund, 10 a.m., Room 016. Motor Vehicle Insurance Benefits Task Force briefing on their recommendations to the Legislature, Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection only, 11 a.m., Room 016.
Economic Development: Department of Land and Natural Resources briefing on fisheries, aquatic resources, parks, forest and ocean programs, 1 p.m., Room 224.
Health and Human Services: Bills restricting distribution of sample tobacco products, and funding healthy living programs with tobacco litigation settlements. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 229.
Judiciary*: Soliciting public comment on prison management and safety in Hawaii correctional facilities, 9 a.m., Room 229.