Wednesday, February 10, 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 be aired live on Oceanic 54 and TCI Cable 54:
HOUSEEconomic Development, Environmental Protection, Water and Land Use, Higher Education, and Tourism: Bills promoting national and international conferences in Hawaii, and allowing small companies to sell common stock directly to the public. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 325.
Energy and Environmental Protection: Bills on waste-water treatment, energy efficiency and alien species. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 312.
Health: Bills on osteoporosis prevention and treatment, and funding Department of Health respite care services to families giving home care to a family member with special needs. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs: Bills for an appointed Board of Education, prohibiting lessees from selling interests in awarded Hawaiian Home Lands and requiring financial disclosures from the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Boards of Regents, land and natural resources, and agriculture. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325. Decision making on bill updating provisions on controlled substances, 3 p.m., Room 325.
Labor and Public Employment: Bills on the Public Employees Health Fund, offering medical benefits to part-time and casual employees, and protecting sexual orientation in discrimination laws. Decision making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.
SENATECommerce and Consumer Protection, and Economic Development: Bills on financial institutions, real estate broker requirements and licensing charter tour operators. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 016.
Government Operations and Housing: Bills prohibiting the awarding of public contracts to people making political contributions to anyone in the contract process and making subcontracting with the losing bidder in the same contract a felony. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 224. Bills on condominium associations. Decision making to follow, 6 p.m., Room 224.
Judiciary: Bills funding compensation to crime victims and designating as reckless endangering the failure to confine or destroy an animal causing personal or property damage. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.
Labor and Environment, and Education and Technology: Bills on the school-to-work project. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 225.
Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs*: Bills abolishing periodic motor vehicle inspections and incorporating photo technology in traffic enforcement. Decision making to follow, 1 p.m., Room 212.