Tuesday, March 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. Hearings marked with an asterisk (*) will air live on Oceanic 53 and TCI Cable 53:
HOUSEAgriculture: Resolutions on state agriculture. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 325.
Economic Development and Consumer Protection: Bill on tax exemptions for certain telecommunication center activities. Decision-making to follow, 1:45 p.m., Room 325.
Higher Education and Labor: Decision-making on bills providing University of Hawaii autonomy and requiring the UH system to inform eligible students of the Selective Service System registration requirement, 2 p.m., Room 309.
Human Services and Housing, and Health: Bill extending time frame for the Waianae Coast economic development project. Decision-making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 329.
Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources: Decision-making for bills on boating regulations and leasing state waters for aquaculture, 8:30 a.m., Room 312.
Transportation: Bill on commercial drivers licenses. Decision-making to follow, 8:30 a.m., Room 309.
SENATECommerce and Consumer Protection, and Economic Development: Bill creating an agricultural loan program with the Department of Agriculture and cooperating lenders. Decision-making to follow, 10:30 a.m., Room 016. Commerce and Judiciary: Bill increasing judicial salaries and eliminating judges' early retirement provision. Decision-making to follow, 11 a.m., Room 229. Commerce only: Bills on licensing acupuncture practitioners and allowing consumers to cancel a vehicle purchase or lease contract three days after the deal. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 016. Economic Development only: Bills on industrial hemp research and limiting the trade or sale of shark fins. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 224.
Education and Technology, and House Education*: Briefing on the development of an accountability system for Hawaii public schools, 2 p.m., Room 329. Senate Education only: Bill funding a Kalihi early childhood education center. Decision-making to follow, 3:30 p.m., Room 212.
Health and Human Services: Bills issuing special-purpose revenue bonds to nonprofit health care facility providers. Decision-making to follow, 2:30 p.m., Room 229.
Water, Land and Hawaiian Affairs, and Judiciary: Bill allowing election of Hawaiian Homes Commission members by Hawaiian voters and providing members a salary. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 225. Judiciary only: Bill allowing conditions for nonresident aliens to bring firearms into Hawaii. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.