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Events centered around the 1999 Hawaii state Legislature.
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Wednesday, March 31, 1999

A calendar of tomorrow's hearings -- to be held at the state Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., unless noted:


Economic Development and Business Concerns, and Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources:
Resolutions to develop Hawaii's biotechnology industry and study the replacement of income and general excise tax with a retail sales tax. Decision-making to follow, 9:30 a.m., Room 325.

Education, Health, and Labor and Public Employment:
Resolutions for a joint legislative committee on child and adolescent mental health, and creating a community service requirement for high school graduation. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 329. Education only: Resolution for a task force to develop statewide school standards and accountability. Decision-making to follow, 2:05 p.m., Room 329.

Bills on library positions, fees and services, and providing the University of Hawaii more independence in administrative and budgetary matters. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 308. Bills to create a tobacco settlement special fund and improving health care services and public transportation in rural areas. Decision-making to follow, 3 p.m., Room 308. Bills on long-term care and elder abuse. Decision-making to follow, 4:30 p.m., Room 308.

Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs:
Bills requiring state agencies to share records of sex offenders and making the presence of a minor during a crime a factor in court sentencing. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 325. Resolution to create a task force on child abuse. Decision-making to follow, 2:05 p.m., Room 325.


Commerce and Consumer Protection:
Resolutions to promote competition for supplying state electricity and establishing standards for electric and magnetic emissions. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 016.

Economic Development, and Labor and Environment:
Resolution on easing global warming through forestry. Decision-making to follow, 3:30 p.m., Room 225.

Economic Development, and Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs:
Resolution to promote private transportation businesses in tourism. Decision-making to follow, 1 p.m., Room 212. Transportation only: Resolution for traffic and parking solutions at Waimea Bay and studying the construction of a scenic lookout. Decision-making to follow, 1:45 p.m., Room 212.

Government Operations and Housing, Health and Human services, Education and Technology, and Transportation:
Resolutions to prohibit state employees from driving home state-owned vehicles. Decision-making to follow, 3:30 p.m., Room 224. Education, and Transportation: Resolutions to study special education services. Decision-making to follow, 1:30 p.m., Room 212. Government Operations: Bills penalizing contractors for failing to promptly pay subcontractors and requiring state procurement to purchase oil with the largest recycled content. Decision-making to follow, 2 p.m., Room 224. Health, and Transportation: Resolution to increase federal medical assistance to Hawaii by amending the Social Security Act. Decision-making to follow, 1:45 p.m., Room 212.

Bills on aquatic resources, wildlife management and landowner liability. Decision-making to follow, 9 a.m., Room 229.

Labor and Environment, Water, Land and Hawaiian Affairs, and Economic Development:
Briefing on near-shore fishery resources, 1 p.m., Room 225. Labor: Bill clarifying penalty on employers for unjustified wage withholding. Decision-making to follow, 2:30 p.m., Room 225. Labor and Education: Resolution to designate state work sites as school-to-work program sponsors. Decision-making to follow, 4 p.m., Room 225.

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