Tuesday, February 23, 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 the Public Employees Health Fund and tax credits for businesses providing breast-feeding areas. Decision making to follow, 10 a.m., Room 308. Bills on the Employees' Retirement System and a task force to set criteria for state purchase of services. Decision making to follow, 11:30 a.m. Bills on agriculture and water use. Decision making to follow, 12:30 p.m. Bills on agricultural loans and fertilizers. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m. Bills requiring the registration of check-cashing businesses and extending the amnesty period for uninsured motorists. Decision making to follow, 2:30 p.m. Bills establishing maximum class sizes for elementary school and granting foreign lenders exemptions from current licensing and regulatory laws. Decision making to follow, 4 p.m. Bill on gender equity in public school sports. Decision making to follow, 5 p.m. All decision making in Room 308.
SENATECommerce and Consumer Protection: Bill restricting sales of laser pointers. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 016.
Economic Development: Bills on energy resources, fishing laws and commercial marine licenses. Decision making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 224.
Education and Technology: Budget briefings by the departments of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Land and Natural Resources; and Accounting and General Services, 2 p.m., Room 212.
Judiciary: Bills prohibiting or suspending drivers licenses for people under 21 convicted of graffiti acts, and increasing the age for mandatory child passenger seat restrainment. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.
Ways and Means: Bills funding Year 2000 compliance for state computer systems and payment of claims against the state. Decision making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 211.