Wednesday, February 17, 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 52 and TCI Cable 52:
HOUSEEconomic Development, Transportation, and Tourism*: Bills to develop theme parks and making tax credits for hiring recently released felons or improving Waikiki facilities. Decision making to follow, 8:15 a.m., Room 325.
Education: Bill providing tax credits for students' computers. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 329.
Environmental Protection: Decisions on wastewater treatment, facilities and recycling, 8:30 a.m., Room 312.
Finance: Appropriations for the University of Hawaii, medical services and tourism. Decision making to follow, 1 p.m., Room 308. Bill to distribute excess state general fund revenues equally between taxpayers and a rainy day fund. Decision making follows, 2 p.m., Room 308.
Health: Bills on the state tobacco settlement and requiring tobacco manufacturers to create a reserve fund to cover compensation settlements. Decision making follows, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Judiciary: Bill on employment discrimination and increasing age for mandatory child passenger seat restrainment. Decision making follows, 2 p.m., Room 325. Bills creating graduated licensing procedure for those under 17 and prohibiting state contracts with entities with fraud history, 3 p.m., Room 325.
Labor and Public Employment: Bills on the Public Employees Health Fund and offering voluntary separation incentives for public workers.
SENATEConsumer Protection: Bills on sexual discrimination in business charges and subjecting unlicensed contractors to forfeiture. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 016.
Government Operations, Labor and Transportation: Bills on government procurement and decisions on giving local contractors preference, 1 p.m., Room 212. Labor only: Decision on changing the medical fee schedule for workers compensation, 1:15 p.m., Room 225. Bills on unemployment insurance and controlling greenhouse gases, 2:30 p.m., Room 225. Transportation only: Bills on tax exemptions for waste-water treatment and transferring traffic fines and forfeitures to the counties. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 212.
Judiciary and Transportation: Bill on traffic infractions. Decision making to follow, 3:30 p.m., Room 229. Judiciary only: Bills on child support and making appropriations to pay for claims against the state. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.
Labor and Judiciary: Bills funding payrolls for state technical staff and prohibiting recent lawsuits against the state claiming violations of civil service and collective-bargaining laws. Decision making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 229.