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VIDEO: House Republicans speak up on Taxes, Budget
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RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Report Title: State Budget

Description: Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. (HB200 CD1)

Rep. Gene Ward Addresses Budget Part 1 HB200

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DoTtIN_TvY

Rep. Gene Ward Addresses Budget Part 2 HB200

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOGsA2oYBjk

 

Representative Corinne Ching Invocation in the House of Representatives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx0b6pKZmIo

 

Rep. Johanson Address SB1328 and SB 1329 Motor Vehicle Tax

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Report Title: Motor Vehicles; Annual; Registration Fees; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance

Description: Increases the state motor vehicle registration fee and deposits a portion into the state highway fund. (CD1)

SB1329 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.

Report Title: Motor Vehicle; Weight Tax; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance

Description: Increases the state motor vehicle weight tax. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09oMwXy5fwU

Rep Ward Addresses Motor Vehicle Taxes SB1328 and SB1329

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Report Title: Motor Vehicles; Annual; Registration Fees; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance

Description: Increases the state motor vehicle registration fee and deposits a portion into the state highway fund. (CD1)

SB1329 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.

Report Title: Motor Vehicle; Weight Tax; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance

Description: Increases the state motor vehicle weight tax. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxNf1kBheQA

Rep. Thielen Addresses Health Insurance SB 1274

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Report Title: Insurance; Health; External Review Procedure

Description: Provides uniform standards for external review procedures based on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Uniform Health Carrier External Review Model Act, to comply with the requirements of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; requires reports to the legislature. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOliZX37CT8

 

 

Rep Ward Supports SB1493 Relating to Light Pollution

 

RELATING TO LIGHT POLLUTION.

Report Title: Outdoor Lighting; Starlight Reserve

Description: Requires every new and replacement outdoor light fixtures to be fully shielded beginning on July 1, 2013, with certain exemptions. Specifies that replacement of existing roadway lighting may be partially shielded under certain conditions. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJZPomocag

 

 

Rep. Thielen Address SB 631 Relating to Renewable Energy Agricultural Land

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Report Title: Renewable Energy; Agricultural Land; Solar Energy Facilities

Description: Increases, with certain limitations, the areas within agricultural lands in which solar energy facilities may be constructed. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6SSgFIyv8Q

 

 

Reps. Riviere and Thielen Addresses HB117 Special Management

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Report Title: Special Management Areas; Permits; Development

Description: Expedites and facilitates work on construction projects within Special Management Areas. Amends other laws pertaining to Special Management Areas. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB117 CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbSMwYNnlf0

Reps. Thielen, Ward and Ching Addresses HB1520 Renewable Energy

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Report Title: Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Public Utilities Commission

Description: Directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate an On-bill Financing Program (Program) for residential electric utility customers to finance purchases of energy efficient or renewable energy devices and systems through their regular electric utility bills. Authorizes PUC to implement a Program by decision and order or by rules if the program is found to be viable. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1520 CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pw05RnvtsU

Rep. Fontaine Supports HB491 Public Safety

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Report Title: Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Division; Accreditation

Description: Requires the Department of Public Safety to pursue and obtain accreditation for the sheriff division from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (HB491 CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVr9VV_VrTo

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Johanson Addresses Information Technology HB1060

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Report Title: Information Technology; Chief Information Officer; Shared Services Technology Special Fund; Appropriation
Description: Moves the Chief Information Officer (CIO) from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). Authorizes the CIO to employ persons not subject to chapters 76 and 89. Allocates three percent of central service fees collected to the Shared Services Technology Special Fund (Fund). Transfers the Fund from the Department of Budget and Finance to DAGS. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1060 CD1) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpqeL5F5ZI

Rep. Thielen Addresses Food Safety HB667

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Report Title: Department of Agriculture; Food Safety and Security Program
Description: Creates the food safety and security program within the Department of Agriculture. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB667 CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkQNLabUhk

Rep. Fontaine Addresses SB 1073 Indigent Legal Services Surcharge

RELATING TO SURCHARGE FOR INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES.
Report Title: Indigent Legal Fees; Surcharge
Description: Increases the amount of surcharges for indigent legal fees. Requires biennial review and report by fund administrator. Effective January 1, 2012. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a42q9MUFJGI

Reps. Riviere and Marumoto Addresses SB651 Mortgage Foreclosures

RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Report Title: Mortgage Foreclosures; Appropriation
Description: Implements recommendations of the mortgage foreclosure task force by establishing a temporary mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution program; authorizing conversion from nonjudicial to judicial foreclosure; amending sections relating to mortgage servicers; and amending the nonjudicial foreclosure process. Establishes mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution special fund. Makes an appropriation out of the compliance resolution fund. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGttVc0_vzg

Rep. Thielen Addresses General Excise and Use Taxes for Contractors SB754

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title: General Excise and Use Taxes; Temporary Suspension; Exemption for Certain Persons and Gross Amounts
Description: Suspends temporarily the exemptions for certain persons and certain amounts of gross income or proceeds from the general excise and use tax and requires the payment of both taxes at a four per cent rate. Effective 7/1/2011, and sunsets on 6/30/2013. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQhCGZnq0n0

Reps. Ward and Marumoto Addresses SB570 Relating to Taxes

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title: Taxation; Deductions; Personal Exemption
Description: Eliminates the deduction for state taxes paid for taxpayers with income above specified thresholds. Places temporary limitations on claims for itemized tax deductions. Delays the standard deduction and personal exemption increases approved under Act 60, SLH 2009, while also making those increases permanent. Effective 7/1/11. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3HDNu9e3o

Rep Ward Addresses Taxation SB 570 Part 2

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title: Taxation; Deductions; Personal Exemption
Description: Eliminates the deduction for state taxes paid for taxpayers with income above specified thresholds. Places temporary limitations on claims for itemized tax deductions. Delays the standard deduction and personal exemption increases approved under Act 60, SLH 2009, while also making those increases permanent. Effective 7/1/11. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUHqGEWS8kc

Rep. Thielen Addresses TAT Tax SB 1186

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Report Title: Transient Accommodations Tax; Minimum Daily Tax; Time Share Rate; County Distribution
Description: Applies a daily transient accommodations tax to each transient accommodation furnished on a complimentary or gratuitous basis, or otherwise at no charge. Imposes a ceiling on the amount of transient accommodation tax funds transferred to the tourism special fund and to the counties from 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2015. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8wMlL-d2c

Rep. Ward Addresses TAT Tax SB 1186

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Report Title: Transient Accommodations Tax; Minimum Daily Tax; Time Share Rate; County Distribution
Description: Applies a daily transient accommodations tax to each transient accommodation furnished on a complimentary or gratuitous basis, or otherwise at no charge. Imposes a ceiling on the amount of transient accommodation tax funds transferred to the tourism special fund and to the counties from 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2015. (CD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AJRL6v2Ih4

Rep. Ching Supports Palolo Chinese Home HB404

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PALOLO CHINESE HOME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES.
Report Title: Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
Description: Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Palolo Chinese Home in financing the capital costs related to the expansion, construction, and rebuilding of its health care facilities. Effective July 1, 2011. (SD1) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifev015nuaY

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