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Saturday, January 30, 1999

A calendar of Monday'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 53 and TCI Cable 53.


bullet Consumer Protection and Commerce: Briefing on professional, vocational, personal and financial institution services and general consumer support, 6 p.m., Room 325.

bullet Economic Development and Business Concerns: Bills repealing the hurricane relief fund, requiring certain transmission lines to go underground and expanding the health care facilities in enterprise zones, 8:30 a.m., Room 325.

bullet Higher Education and Economic Development: Bills relating to University of Hawaii autonomy, appropriations for the UH general endowment, and restructuring the UH Board of Regents. Decision-making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 309.

bullet Human Services and Housing*: Briefing on the Child Protective Services system audit, and bills relating to foster homes, disclosing Department of Human Services child abuse records and toughening criminal laws for child abuse. Decision-making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.

bullet Public Safety and Judiciary: Bills to reduce prison overcrowding, requiring substance abuse tests for state legislators and charging prisoners a percentage of Department of Public Safety medical provisions. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325.

bullet Transportation: Bills toughening driving under the influence penalties, requiring seat belt use for young back-seat passengers and tripling fines for speeding in school zones. Decision-making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.


bullet Commerce and Consumer Protection: Biennium budget briefing on the departments of Agriculture, Budget and Finance, and Commerce and Consumer Protection, 9:30 a.m., Room 016.

bullet Economic Development: Bills allowing small companies to raise capital by selling stock direct to the public, and authorizing the Aloha Tower Development Corp. to work with private entities to redevelop Irwin Memorial Park. Decision-making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 224.

bullet Health and Human Services: Bills relating to welfare reform, requiring the Department of Human Services to notify police of all child abuse reports, and providing health care for uninsured patients at community health centers. Decision-making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 229.

bullet Judiciary: Bills requiring substance abuse tests and treatment for offenders under custody of the Department of Public Safety, creating programs for substance abuse and amending obsolete Hawaii statutes. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.

bullet Water, Land and Hawaiian Affairs: Bills authorizing the election of the Hawaiian Homes Commission by Hawaiian voters, funding payments to claimants under the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust and strengthening laws for the preservation of native Hawaiian burial sites and artifacts, 1 p.m., Room 225.

bullet Ways and Means: Bill funding the expenses of the Legislature, legislative auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau and ombudsman. Decision-making to follow, 6 p.m., Room 211.

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