Tuesday, February 9, 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:
HOUSEAgriculture, and Energy and Environmental Protection: Bills on agricultural financing and loans. Decision making to follow, 8 a.m., Room 325.
Consumer Protection: Bills on captive insurance, protecting the privacy of health care information and removing registration requirements for outside investments in Hawaii. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325.
Energy, Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources, and Higher Education: Bill for a University of Hawaii study on the construction of an ocean-floating, clean energy power station. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 309.
Higher Education, and Education: Bills funding special education teacher and counseling psychology programs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and waiving tuition for 500 additional UH Hawaiian students. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 309.
Human Services and Housing: Bills promoting self-sufficiency for welfare recipients and low-income individuals, and requiring the Department of Human Services to notify police of all child abuse reports. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources, and Water and Land Use: Bills on aquatic resources and boating issues. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 312. Ocean Recreation and Higher Education committees: Bill making an appropriation for the Blue Water Marine Laboratory. Decision making to follow, 1:45 p.m., Room 309.
Transportation, and Economic Development: Bills regulating charter tour operators and removing restrictions on the Aloha Tower Development Corp.'s development of Irwin Park. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.
SENATEConsumer Protection, and Education and Technology: Bills providing businesses and individuals protection from Year 2000 computer errors and making it unlawful to use electronic communications for harassment. Decision making to follow, 10 a.m., Room 016.
Economic Development: Bills on the importation of micro-organisms and helping to bring the America's Cup Yacht Race to Hawaii. Decision making to follow, 2:30 p.m., Room 224.
Education and Technology: Bills on discriminatory harassment of public school students, lowering the mandatory education age and requiring Department of Education assessments of 3-year-old children. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 212.
Health and Human Services: Bills on liquor and cigarette taxes used toward medical equipment and childhood development programs, and promoting breastfeeding at work and in public accommodations. Decision making to follow, 2:30 p.m., Room 229.
Judiciary and Consumer Protection: Bills on judicial and executive office salaries, and on criteria for the selection of judges. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.
Water, Land and Hawaiian Affairs, Labor and Environment, and Economic Development: Bills making a Beach Restoration Fund and designating Kahoolawe fishing areas, 1 p.m., Room 225.