Thursday, February 4, 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: Bill requiring the University of Hawaii at Hilo to study the feasibility of industrial hemp production in Hawaii. Decision making to follow, 7 p.m., Crown Room, Naniloa Hotel, Hilo.
Higher Education, and Education: Bills funding a nanotechnology center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and making appropriations for the UH school of medicine. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 309.
Human Services and Housing, and Health: Bill creating tax benefits for paying long-term care insurance premiums, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs: Bills on county regulation of fireworks, salary reviews for Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees and moving the primary election to an earlier date. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325.
Labor and Public Employment: Bills allowing handicapped public workers to switch positions, giving preference to unionized contractor bids for in-state printing work, and eliminating overtime compensation from retirement benefits. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.
Tourism: Bills funding the development of Hawaii theme parks and a sports complex for mainland and international teams. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 312.
Water and Land Use, Agriculture, and Environmental Protection: Bills on hunter education, land conservation and regulating projects with environmental impact. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 325.
SENATEConsumer Protection: Bills on business conversion and registration, use of corporate names and telemarketing fraud. Decision making to follow, 9:30 a.m., Room 016.
Economic Development: Bills making the Waikiki War Memorial a state monument and defining aquaculture production as "wholesale" in general excise tax law. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 224.
Education and Technology: Bills requiring school performance standards and criminal history checks for teacher trainees, and creating education alternatives for expelled or suspended students. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 212.
Health and Human Services: Bills on child protection and creating a special fund from the state's tobacco settlement for health programs. Decision making to follow, 1:15 p.m., Room 229.
Judiciary: Committee findings on prison management and safety in Hawaii correctional facilities, 10 a.m., Room 229.
Water, Land and Hawaiian Affairs: Bills on Kakaako waterfront development and declaring government not liable for accidents on unimproved public land, 1:30 p.m., Room 225.