Thursday, February 25, 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:
HOUSEFinance: Bills on tax collection and providing tax credits for improvement costs of hotel-district facilities. Decision making to follow, 10 a.m. Bills on corporate names and business conversions. Decision making to follow, 12:30 p.m. Bills on public contracts and requirements for charter tour operators. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m. Bills funding higher education programs and regulating degree issuance for unaccredited institutions. Decision making to follow, 2:30 p.m. Bills on Year 2000 compliance for government computer systems, removing social security numbers from state identification cards and funding payment of claims against the state. Decision making to follow, 3:30 p.m. Bills on county fireworks regulation and campaign spending laws. Decision making to follow, 4:30 p.m., Room 308.
Judiciary and Public Safety: Bills on industrial hemp research and vehicle forfeiture for third-time drunken driving offenders. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325. Judiciary only: Bills requiring people to aid others in danger and prohibiting workplace discrimination of breastfeeding employees, 3 p.m., Room 325.
SENATEConsumer Protection: Bills requiring equal health insurance for mental illnesses and prohibiting genetic testing requirements by long-term care insurers. Decision making follows, 9 a.m., 016.
Education and Technology: Department of Education budget briefing, 1:30 p.m., Room 212.
Health and Human Services: Governor's nominations for directors of Health and Human Services. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 229. Briefing by the Hawaii Patients' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Task Force, 3 p.m., Room 229.
Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs: Bills on boating and ocean leasing. Decision making to follow, 1 p.m., Room 225.
Ways and Means: Bills on cigarette and liquor taxes, and tax incentives for high technology investments and employers offering health care benefits to employees not entitled to coverage. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 211.