Hawaii State Legislature
Senate Bills Crossed Over to the House with Action Taken in 2018 Only
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Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
SB2 SD2 HD1
Homelessness; Treatment; Auditor; Study; Medicaid; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Requires the Auditor, with the assistance of the Department of Human Services, to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment for homelessness. Requires the Auditor to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (SB2 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 2 GREEN, S. CHANG, RUDERMAN, K. Rhoads HHS, FIN
SB7 SD2 HD1
Supportive Housing Services; Medicaid; Homelessness; Department of Human Services; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
Requires the Department of Human Services, in collaboration with the Department of Health, to review the progress of the Hawaii Pathways Project pilot and continue efforts to use Medicaid to provide supportive housing services for chronically homeless individuals. Appropriates funds to restore basic adult dental benefits to Medicaid enrollees; provided DHS obtains maximum federal matching funds available for the expenditure. Requires DHS to submit a report to the Legislature before the 2019 Regular Session. (SB7 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2018- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5). GREEN, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS HHS, FIN
SB21 SD2 HD1
Child Care; Penalties; Department of Human Services
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
Increases monetary penalties for violating the laws relating to child care facilities. Authorizes the Department of Human Services to refer to the Attorney General or respective county police department any intentional, knowing, or reckless violation of the laws relating to child care facilities or certain criminal offenses. (SB21 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, JUD, referral sheet 2 GREEN, Baker, Keith-Agaran HHS, JUD
SB27 SD1 HD1
Medicaid; Adult Dental Benefits; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO RESTORE BASIC ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS TO MEDICAID ENROLLEES.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to restore basic adult dental benefits to Medicaid enrollees. Requires DHS to obtain the maximum federal matching funds available for this expenditure. (SB27 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 2 GREEN, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, Galuteria HHS, FIN
SB36 SD2
Public, Educational, and Governmental Access Channels; Channel Designation; Cable Operators; Consumer Protection
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Requires the department of commerce and consumer affairs to regulate all channel designations and relocation of public, educational, and governmental access channels unless expressly prohibited by federal law. Allows cable operators to relocate or change the designation of public, educational, and governmental access channels only under certain conditions. (SD2)
(H) 3/8/2018- Referred to IAC, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 35 ENGLISH IAC, CPC, FIN
SB48 SD3 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Innovation, Technology, and Research Corporation; Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Merges the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation into the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and renames the resulting entity as the Hawaii Innovation, Technology, and Research Corporation. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1253). ENGLISH FIN, EDB, HED
SB80 SD2
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; Radio Aerial Relocation; Emergency Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Makes an emergency appropriation to finance the relocation of transmission facilities for the "I Heart Radio" aerial. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/3/2018- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. ENGLISH TRN, FIN
SB101 SD1
Special Funds; Employees' Retirement System; Contributions; Hiring
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Requires that any contributions paid on behalf of a civil service or exempt status employee who is funded under special fund revenues and whose contributions are paid to the employees' retirement system of the State shall be paid from the respective special fund. (SD1)
(H) 3/8/2018- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 35 TOKUDA LAB, FIN
SB110 SD2 HD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Aquatic Mitigation Banking; Aquatic In-lieu Fee Mitigation
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use in-lieu fee mitigation to restore, create, enhance, or preserve aquatic habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. (SB110 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). K. RHOADS OMH/WAL, FIN
SB122 SD2 HD2 CD1
Mental Health; Notice; Hearings
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Provides designated family members and other interested persons with notice when an individual with a mental health emergency is subject to certain procedures and actions. Provides designated family members and other interested persons with the right to be present for the individual's hearings and receive a copy of the hearing transcript or recording unless the court determines otherwise. Requires a court to adjourn or continue a hearing for failure to timely notify a person entitled to be notified or for failure by the individual to contact an attorney, with certain exceptions. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 144, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). K. RHOADS HHS, JUD, FIN  HB250
SB134 SD1 HD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Smoking; Tobacco; Electronic Smoking Devices; Prohibition
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Prohibits smoking and tobacco use, including the use of electronic smoking devices, by any person on the premises of the University of Hawaii. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 160, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269). K. KAHELE (Introduced by request of another party) HHS/HED, JUD  HB429
SB145 SD1
Fitness to Proceed; Examination; Department of Health
RELATING TO EXAMINATIONS OF FITNESS TO PROCEED.
Clarifies provisions regarding examinations of defendants' fitness to proceed in the prosecution. Authorizes the department of health and department of public safety to enter into an agreement concerning the transfer of detainees in a community correctional center. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/PBS, JUD, referral sheet 1 BAKER HHS/PBS, JUD  HB555
SB146 SD2
Medical Treatment; Treatment Over Objection; Administrative Authorization Process; Administrative Orders
RELATING TO ORDERS FOR TREATMENT OVER OBJECTION.
Permits an administrative order to overcome a patient's objection to medical treatment. Establishes criteria for medical treatment over objection and the administrative authorization process for administratively ordering medical treatment over objection. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/19/2018- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Wednesday 03-21-18 8:30AM in conference room 329. BAKER HHS, JUD  HB554
SB147
Infectious and Communicable Diseases; Examination; Treatment; Repeal
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 325-15, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Repeals Section 325-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which requires United States citizens or nationals to submit a medical examination report to the Department of Health within sixty days of returning to the State under certain conditions.
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER HHS, FIN  HB558
SB174 SD2 HD2
Medical Marijuana; Debilitating Medical Condition
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Amends the definition of debilitating medical condition to include lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis as conditions that qualify for the legal use of medical marijuana. (SB174 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). ESPERO, ENGLISH, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kidani HHS, JUD
SB185 SD2 HD1
Child Care Providers; Liability Insurance Coverage; Requirement
RELATING TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Beginning January 1, 2019, requires child care providers licensed or registered by the Department of Human Services to obtain and maintain liability insurance coverage. (SB185 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). GREEN, S. CHANG, Baker HHS, CPC
SB192 SD1 HD1 CD1
State Budget; Natural Area Reserve Fund; Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement; Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund; University Revenue-Undertakings Fund; Disaster Relief Appropriation; DOD; County of Kauai Flooding and Flooding in Other Areas of the State ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Deposits moneys received in 2018 pursuant to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement into the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund. Specifies that Tobacco Settlement Special Fund excess moneys shall be used to supplant any losses that result from any discount or reduction taken against regular Master Settlement Agreement payments received by the State between calendar years 2018 and 2022. Authorizes the Director of Finance to transfer excess balances from the Natural Area Reserve Fund into the general fund. Appropriates moneys in fiscal year 2017-2018 to the Department of Defense for disaster and flood relief for the County of Kauai and other areas of the State. (CD1)
(S) 5/10/2018- Act 012, 05/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1112). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB100
SB202 HD1 CD1
Service Area Boards; Mental Health and Substance Abuse
RELATING TO SERVICE AREA BOARDS.
Amends statutory provisions relating to quorum and voting requirements for service area boards on mental health and substance abuse. Designates service area boards on mental health and substance abuse within the department of health for administrative purposes. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 138, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239). KIDANI, BAKER, INOUYE, S. Chang, Galuteria, Shimabukuro HHS, JUD
SB203 HD1 CD1
State Council on Mental Health; Quorum; Membership
RELATING TO STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
Amends the membership of the State Council on Mental Health, defines quorum for the Council, and specifies number of votes required to constitute valid acts of the Council. Designates the State Council on Mental Health within the department of health for administrative purposes. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 137, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238). KIDANI, BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, S. Chang, Galuteria, Shimabukuro HHS, JUD
SB208 SD2 HD1 CD1
Life Insurance; Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits; Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act
RELATING TO UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Adopts the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires life insurers to conduct database searches using the federal Social Security Administration's death master file or similar database to determine whether an insured has died. Requires life insurers to use good faith efforts to locate any beneficiaries to a policy, contract, or retained asset account. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to use discretion to limit, exempt, or phase-in compliance with requirements under certain circumstances. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 202, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1311). KIDANI, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Riviere CPC, FIN
SB221 SD2 HD1
Highway Safety; Photo Red Light Imaging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Establishes the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program). Authorizes counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program. Makes an appropriation. Establishes a Red Light Running Committee. (SB221 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). BAKER, INOUYE, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Tokuda TRN, FIN  HB736
SB222 SD2 HD1
General Excise Tax; Medical Devices; Exemption
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Exempts the sales of mobility enhancing equipment, durable medical equipment, prosthetic devices, prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription, diabetic supplies, medical oxygen, and human blood and its derivatives from the general excise tax for the taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018. Amends the definitions of "prosthetic device" and "prescription drugs". (SB222 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2018- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5). BAKER, S. Chang, Gabbard, Ruderman HHS, FIN  HB21
SB223 SD2 HD1
Naturopathic Physicians; Testosterone; Naturopathic Formulary
RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.
Authorizes a naturopathic physician to prescribe testosterone consistent with naturopathic medical practice. Clarifies that narcotic drugs shall not be included within the naturopathic formulary. (SB223 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, GABBARD, IHARA, KIDANI, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Taniguchi HHS, JUD, FIN
SB224 SD2 HD2
School Psychologists; Licensure; Board of Psychology
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
Establishes licensure requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the board of psychology. Amends the composition of the board to include two school psychologists. (SB224 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). BAKER, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Gabbard EDN, IAC/CPC, FIN  HB241
SB229 SD1 HD1
DOH; Vector Control Branch; Permanent Full-Time Equivalent Positions; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO VECTOR CONTROL.
Appropriates moneys for program costs and 12 permanent full-time equivalent positions in the vector control branch of the Department of Health. (SB229 HD1)
(H) 3/22/2018- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Fukumoto, Johanson, C. Lee, Souki, Todd excused (5). GABBARD, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Espero, Green, Ihara, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro HHS, FIN
SB249 SD2 HD1
Retirement; Pension; Judges; Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO RETIREMENT.
Reduces the percentage of average final compensation used to calculate the retirement allowance for a member who first earned credited service as a judge after June 30, 2050, to two per cent. (SB249 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Kim LAB, FIN  HB987
SB261 SD1
Statewide Traffic Code; Smoking; Motor Vehicle; Minors
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Prohibits smoking in a motor vehicle in which a person under the age of eighteen is present. Requires the department of health to report on the enforceability of this Act and coordination of related data collection activities of the respective law enforcement agencies. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to TRN/HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 ESPERO, BAKER, S. CHANG, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Keith-Agaran TRN/HHS, FIN
SB270 SD1 HD2 CD1
Sexual Orientation Change Efforts; Conversion Therapy; Prohibition; Minors; Licensed Professionals; Sexual Orientation Counseling Task Force
RELATING TO MINORS.
Prohibits specific state-licensed persons who are licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in, attempting to engage in, or advertising sexual orientation change efforts on minors. Establishes the sexual orientation counseling task force to address the concerns of minors seeking counseling on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, and related behaviors. (CD1)
(S) 5/29/2018- Act 013, 05/25/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1113). S. CHANG, BAKER, K. RHOADS CPC, JUD, FIN  HB1266
SB272 SD2 HD1
Rat Lungworm Disease; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease. (SB272 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). K. KAHELE, BAKER, GREEN, INOUYE, RUDERMAN AGR, HED, FIN  HB474
SB276 SD1 HD1
Courts; Judges; Circuit Court; District Court; Family Court
RELATING TO JUDGES.
Authorizes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to establish district family courts. Increases the number of judges of the District Court of the Second Circuit from three to four judges. Makes housekeeping amendments to laws relating to the composition of judges of the circuit courts, district courts, and family courts. (SB276 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KEITH-AGARAN JUD, FIN  HB1252
SB285 SD2 HD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (SB285 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, TOKUDA, S. Chang, English, Espero, Gabbard, Harimoto, Ihara, K. Rhoads HHS, FIN  HB90
SB287 SD1 HD2
Preauthorization; Disclosure; Health Insurance; Medical Policies
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Prohibits all health insurers from requiring a medical treatment or service preauthorization that causes undue delay in the receipt of the treatment or service. Requires all health insurers to disclose the medical policies that the insurer uses for preauthorization decisions. (SB287 HD2)
(H) 4/12/2018- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 784). BAKER, ESPERO, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, English, Nishihara, Wakai HHS, CPC, FIN  HB248
SB301 SD2
Department of Health; Advance Disposal Fee Glass; Deposit Beverage Container Glass; Recycling; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Mandates implementation of recommendations made by the office of the auditor to the department of health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the department of health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the legislature. Appropriates funds to the department of health to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of combining the glass processing streams of the advance disposal fee glass containers and deposit beverage containers. Effective 6/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/EEP, FIN, referral sheet 1 K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN HHS/EEP, FIN  HB184
SB305 SD1 HD1
Medical Marijuana Premises; Video Monitoring; Retention
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.
Specifies that video monitoring and recording of medical marijuana production center and retail dispensing location premises shall be retained for a period of forty-five days. (SB305 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). BAKER, Nishihara HHS, JUD
SB308 SD1 HD1
Long-term Care Facilities; Medicaid; Cost Increase; Inflationary Adjustment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Providing an annual inflationary adjustment in the methodology used to reimburse facilities for the long-term care of Medicaid recipients beginning with fiscal year 2017-2018. Appropriates funds to provide an inflationary adjustment to long-term care facilities' provider-specific prospective payment rates. (SB308 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, ENGLISH, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Espero, Nishihara, Wakai HHS, FIN  HB92
SB318 SD2
Home Schooling; Extracurricular Activities
RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
Allows home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities offered at the public school that they would otherwise be required to attend. Establishes a task force to determine criteria for prioritizing students who attend a public school over home-schooled students when determining which students may participate in an extracurricular activity. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/23/2018- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5). KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GABBARD, SHIMABUKURO, S. Chang, Kidani EDN, FIN  HB1194
SB335 SD1 HD1
Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act; Arbitration; Conditions
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION ACT.
Authorizes the use of arbitration to resolve certain family law and child-related disputes. Specifies law and procedures applicable to family law and child-related arbitrations. (SB335 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KEITH-AGARAN, Gabbard, Kim, K. Rhoads JUD  HB1235
SB343 SD1
Dental Licensure; Examination; Nationally Recognized Examination; Qualifications
RELATING TO DENTAL LICENSURE.
Expands the required qualifications that applicants may fulfill as part of the requirements for dental licensure to include passage of any other nationally recognized clinical dental examination recommended by the American Dental Association and dental licensure in another state; provided that the applicant meets specific qualifications. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/IAC, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Espero, Ihara, Kidani, Nishihara HHS/IAC, CPC  HB560
SB344 SD1
Dental Hygienists; Dental Assistants; Licensing; Scope of Practice
RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.
Clarifies the allowable and prohibited practices requirements for dental assistants. Clarifies that rules shall not infringe upon, overlap with, or conflict with the duties and scope of practice for other licensed professionals. Prohibits persons from employing, directing, or ordering a dental assistant or other person to perform services or procedures within the scope of practice of dental hygiene. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/IAC, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, INOUYE, KIDANI, S. Chang, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Taniguchi HHS/IAC, CPC  HB374
SB347 SD1 HD1
Mobile Clinic; Homeless; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.
Appropriates funds for establishing, staffing, and operating two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population. (SB347 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 S. CHANG, GREEN, K. KAHELE, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Inouye, Ruderman HHS, FIN  HB527
SB351 SD2 HD1
Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Budget; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Amends various provisions related to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee, including budgetary requirements. Appropriates funds for expenses of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee and the annual Puwalu event. (SB351 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2018- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5). GABBARD, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Harimoto, Kim, Nishihara OMH/WAL, FIN
SB371 SD1 HD1
Board of Dental Examiners; Dental Hygienists
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENE.
Amends the composition of the Board of Dental Examiners to add an additional dental hygienist member and specify that two hygienist members shall reside in the City and County of Honolulu and one shall reside in the County of Hawaii, Maui, or Kauai. (SB371 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/IAC, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, S. Chang, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara HHS/IAC, CPC  HB564
SB373
Acute Care Hospitals; Health Care Facility; Clean Claims; Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Clarifies that acute care hospitals are covered under the clean claims statute, section 431:13-108, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, KIDANI, S. Chang, English, Espero, Nishihara, K. Rhoads, Wakai HHS, CPC  HB91
SB380
Dental Hygienists; Dentists; General Supervision
RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
Permits licensed dental hygienists in the State to operate under general, rather than direct, supervision of a licensed dentist.
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/IAC, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, ENGLISH, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, Gabbard, Harimoto, Nishihara, Riviere HHS/IAC, CPC  HB563
SB384 SD2 HD1
Clinical Psychologists; Prescriptive Authority Privilege
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.
Authorizes and establishes procedures and criteria for prescriptive authority for clinical psychologists who meet specific education, training, and registration requirements.  Requires the Board of Psychology to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2021. (SB384 HD1)
(H) 3/6/2018- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Thursday 03-08-18 9:30AM in conference room 312. BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Harimoto, Ihara, Inouye, Kidani, Nishihara, Riviere HHS, FIN  HB767
SB392 SD1 HD1
Condominiums; Associations; Meetings; Voting; Proxies
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Clarifies that if a proxy is a standard proxy form authorized by an association, and the proxy is returned with no box checked or more than one box checked, the proxy shall be counted for quorum purposes only. (SB392 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). BAKER, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Espero, Nishihara IAC, CPC  HB239
SB397 SD1 HD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Extends the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (SB397 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, S. Chang, English, Nishihara HHS, FIN  HB89
SB399 SD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; Acupuncture Treatments
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Ties the authorized benefit for acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance to the workers' compensation supplemental medical fee schedule. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to CPC/HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, ENGLISH, S. Chang, Espero, Nishihara, K. Rhoads CPC/HHS, FIN  HB235
SB401 SD1
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Psychiatric Specialization; Health Care Practitioners; Minors; Assisted Community Treatment; Health Services
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows advanced practice registered nurses with a psychiatric specialization to offer care and services to patients in assisted community treatment programs similar to care and services offered by physicians and other health care service providers. Allows advanced practice registered nurses with a psychiatric specialization to be considered a licensed mental health professional authorized to provide mental health treatment or counseling services to minors. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/IAC, CPC, referral sheet 1 BAKER, ESPERO, INOUYE, KIDANI, Nishihara HHS/IAC, CPC  HB912
SB403 SD2
Health Insurance; Individual Mandate; Tax Credit; Essential Benefits; Covered Services; Extended Coverage; Preexisting Conditions; Nondiscrimination
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Ensures certain benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act are preserved under Hawaii law, including: preserving the individual health insurance mandate for taxpayers; preserving the premium tax credit for individuals and families with low or moderate income; requiring all health insurance entities, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, HRS, to include ten essential health care benefits, plus additional contraception and breastfeeding coverage benefits; extending dependent coverage for adult children until the children turn twenty-six years of age; prohibiting health insurance entities from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion; prohibiting health insurance entities from using an individual's gender to determine premiums or contributions; and prohibiting health insurance entitles from discriminating with respect to participation against a health care provider acting within the scope of that provider's license or certification. Effective 7/1/2050. Individual mandate requirement repeals 6/30/2021. (SD2)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, English, Ihara, Taniguchi HHS/CPC, FIN  HB552
SB404 SD2 HD1
Electronic Smoking Devices; E-liquid; Tax; Permit; License
RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Requires sellers of electronic smoking devices or eliquid to obtain a retail tobacco permit or dealer or wholesale license. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Applies the cigarette and tobacco product excise tax to electronic smoking devices and e-liquid. (SB404 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, GABBARD, HARIMOTO, Inouye, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Nishihara HHS/CPC, FIN  HB246
SB420 SD1 HD1
Laser Devices; Aircraft; Criminal Offense
RELATING TO LASER DEVICES.
Makes it a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly direct a beam from a laser or laser scope at an occupied aircraft under certain circumstances. (SB420 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, K. Kahele TRN, JUD  HB1348
SB422 SD1 HD1
Child Custody; Grandparent Visitation
RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Requires a finding that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child as a condition of awarding grandparent visitation rights. Clarifies procedures for an order awarding reasonable grandparent visitation rights. Specifies that a violation of the terms and conditions of such an order is punishable as contempt of court. (SB422 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, JUD, referral sheet 2 KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele HHS, JUD  HB983
SB429 SD2 HD2
Online Privacy; Employees; Applicants; Students; Prospective Students
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.
Adopts uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees, unpaid interns, applicants, students, and prospective students from employers and educational institutions, respectively. (SB429 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, Gabbard, K. Kahele, Kidani, Kim, Wakai LAB, JUD, FIN  HB814
SB453 SD1
HSAC Package; Emergency Medical Services; County of Kauai; County of Hawaii; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
Appropriates funds for one ambulance unit each for the County of Kauai and the County of Hawaii, including equipment, supplies, and personnel costs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS, FIN  HB313
SB461 SD1
Office of Elections Package; Elections; Voter Registration; Applications; Acknowledgments
RELATING TO CLASS C FELONIES.
Requires persons registering to vote to acknowledge that voter fraud is a class C felony punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both. (SD1)
(H) 2/20/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 28 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB293
SB478 SD1 HD1
County Council Records; Required Disclosures; Sunshine Law
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
Allows a county council member to provide other council members with government records that are public record and created by persons who are not members or employees of the county council, subject to certain conditions. (SB478 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB325
SB481 SD2 HD1
Important Agricultural Lands; Definitions; Land Use Commission ($)
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Adds the definition of "landowner" to the provisions relating to the identification and designation of important agricultural lands. (SB481 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2018- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 4:31PM in conference room 224. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  HB328
SB500 SD2 HD1
After-school Programs; Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health Program; Department of Education; R.E.A.C.H. Program Special Fund
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
Establishes the R.E.A.C.H (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) Program in the Department of Education (DOE) to provide a standardized framework and funding for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Requires the DOE to submit a report to the Legislature. Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. Special Fund to supplement the costs of administering and operating the R.E.A.C.H. Program. (SB500 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/EDN, FIN, referral sheet 2 K. RHOADS, GABBARD, K. KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, S. Chang, Green, Kim, Riviere HHS/EDN, FIN  HB385
SB502 SD1 HD1
In Vitro Fertilization; Required Insurance Coverage
RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor. (SB502 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). SHIMABUKURO, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Inouye, Kouchi, L. Thielen HHS, CPC, FIN  HB664
SB503 SD2
Health Insurance; Mental Illness Benefits; Covered Services; Case Management Services; Victims of Sexual Violence and Abuse
RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Requires health insurance coverage for case management services by qualified mental health providers for victims of sexual violence and abuse. Takes effect on 6/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 INOUYE, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Ihara, Kim, Kouchi HHS, CPC, FIN  HB665
SB508 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Real Property Tax Law; Income Taxation; Nonresidents
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the taxes withheld on the amount realized by nonresidents from the disposition of Hawaii real property from 5% to 7.25%. Applies to real estate dispositions that occur on or after 9/15/2018. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 122, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). KIM, BAKER, ENGLISH, GREEN, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, S. Chang, Inouye, Kouchi FIN  HB670
SB510 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
Formally establishes the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program and special fund within the Department of Education. Appropriates funds for positions and a vision screening and eye assessment tool, and to implement, expand, and sustain the program. (SB510 HD2)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Espero, Green, Ihara, Kouchi, L. Thielen HHS, EDN, FIN  HB672
SB511 SD2 HD1
Child Care Facilities; Inspections; Reports; Oversight; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to post on its website, reports of child care facility inspections beginning with inspections occurring on January 1, 2019, and suspected or actual complaint violations, including DHS's findings and corrective actions. Appropriates funds to implement and comply with the reporting requirements for child care facilities. (SB511 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KIDANI, ESPERO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Green, Ihara, Kim, Kouchi HHS, FIN  HB673
SB519 SD2 HD1
County Police Departments; Police Officers; Citizen Complaints; Officer-involved Domestic Violence
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Specifies that citizen complaints against a police officer that involve allegations of domestic violence against a family or household member on the part of the police officer shall not be required to be in writing or sworn to by the complainant. (SB519 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, JUD, referral sheet 2 L. THIELEN, BAKER, Inouye, Kim, Shimabukuro, Tokuda HHS, JUD  HB681
SB522 SD1 HD1
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Sudden Unexpected Infant Death; Safe Sleep Policy
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires Department of Human Services (DHS) registered or licensed child care facilities to: (1) Place any child less than a year old on the child's back to sleep; (2) Discuss the Safe Sleep Policy with the child's parent or legal guardian before the child is enrolled in the facility; (3) Complete training in safe sleep practices; and (4) Report the death of a child, employee, or household member, and any illness or injury received at the facility to DHS within one working day of occurrence. (SB522 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Inouye, Kidani, Kim, L. Thielen, Tokuda HHS, FIN  HB684
SB530 SD2 HD1
Long-term Care Ombudsman; Long-term Care Ombudsman Program; Appropriation; Kupuna Caucus ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
Appropriates funds to support the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on Oahu by establishing one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) permanent program specialist IV position for the City and County of Honolulu and for contracted services through the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. (SB530 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 IHARA, GREEN, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, Baker, S. Chang, Espero, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Riviere, Ruderman HHS, FIN  HB610
SB533 SD1 HD1
Kupuna Caucus; Aging and Disability Resource Center; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
Appropriates funds for the Aging and Disability Resource Center. (SB533 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 IHARA, BAKER, GREEN, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Espero, Galuteria, Inouye, K. Kahele, Kim, Riviere, Taniguchi HHS, FIN  HB612
SB534 SD2 HD1
Kupuna Care; Caregivers; Executive Office on Aging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.
Requires the executive office on aging to establish the kupuna caregivers program, subject to available funds, to assist community members in obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce. Makes establishment of the kupuna care program mandatory, subject to available funds. Clarifies the kupuna service and support options provided by area agencies on aging within the kupuna care program. Appropriates funds for establishing and implementing the kupuna caregivers program. (SB534 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 2 BAKER, S. CHANG, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, NISHIHARA, Espero, K. Kahele, Taniguchi HHS, FIN  HB607
SB535 SD2 HD1
Hearing Aids; Health Insurance; Mandated Coverage
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/18 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at least a minimum amount per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months. (SB535 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2018- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-25-18 2:15PM in conference room 229. IHARA, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, Baker, S. Chang, Galuteria, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, K. Rhoads, Riviere, Taniguchi CPC, FIN  HB613
SB536 SD1 HD1
Kupuna Caucus; Fall Prevention; DOH; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Health for the full-time equivalent fall prevention and early detection coordinator position established by Act 153, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014. (SB536 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 IHARA, GREEN, HARIMOTO, K. RHOADS, Baker, S. Chang, Galuteria, Inouye, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Ruderman, Taniguchi HHS, FIN  HB614
SB602 HD1
Motor Vehicles; Registration Fees; Disabled Veterans
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.
Repeals the requirement that a disabled veteran be in receipt of disability retirement pay from the armed forces to be exempt from the payment of annual vehicle registration fees. (SB602 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). NISHIHARA, Dela Cruz, Kidani VMI, FIN  HB1222
SB603 SD1 HD2
Corrections; Correctional Facilities; Administrative and Disciplinary Segregation; Oahu Community Correctional Center Relocation; Report
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Requires report to Legislature on solitary confinement in Hawaii and Arizona correctional facilities that house Hawaii inmates. Requires Department of Public Safety to expand the environmental impact statement process for potential sites for the Oahu Community Correctional Center relocation and submit a report to Legislature. (SB603 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). NISHIHARA, ESPERO, Baker, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Kidani, Wakai PBS, JUD
SB612 SD2 HD1
Department of Agriculture; Qualified Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Appropriation; GO Bonds ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Makes housekeeping amendment to the Livestock Revitalization Program. Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the feed developer grant program and reimbursements to qualified producers for feed costs. Authorizes GO bonds for the planning, designing, and purchasing of a livestock feed mill. (SB612 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). NISHIHARA, KIDANI, Baker, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele AGR, FIN  HB483
SB620 SD2 HD2
Taxation; Sales; Out-of-State Retailers or Vendors; Notification; Reporting
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires retailers or vendors that are not located in the State and not required to pay or collect general excise or use tax for sales to send certain information to purchasers in the State. Allows the Director of Taxation to require retailers or vendors to submit an annual report to the Department of Taxation. Exempts retailers or vendors who voluntarily collect and pay use tax to the Department of Taxation. Prohibits the Department of Taxation from fining, charging interest on, or penalizing in any way a purchaser who receives notification and does not pay the use tax. Amends the definition of business under Hawaii's general excise tax law. (SB620 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). DELA CRUZ, KIDANI, Inouye, Nishihara, Wakai CPC, FIN  HB345
SB627 SD1 HD1
Condominiums; Condominium Association Members; Board Members; Board Meetings; Notice
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Makes violation of a mandatory provision of the State's condominium law by a condominium board of directors or its officers and members a per se violation of the board's fiduciary duty, but provides a safe harbor from liability for a board member who votes against the action that constitutes a violation. Authorizes board to adopt rules for owner participation in deliberations and discussions of the board and requires notification to owners of the rules. Requires the notice for board meetings to include a list of items expected to be on the meeting agenda. Requires unapproved final drafts of the board minutes to be available within fourteen days after the meeting. (SB627 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). IHARA, INOUYE, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Ruderman CPC  HB832
SB641 SD1
Commission on Water Resource Management; Hawaiian Homes Commission Representation
RELATING TO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
Adds the chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the chairperson's designee to serve as an ex officio, voting member of the Commission on Water Resource Management. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/8/2018- Referred to OMH/WAL, FIN, referral sheet 35 SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, English, Espero, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Nishihara OMH/WAL, FIN  HB846
SB648 SD1 HD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Counties ($)
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Allocates additional transient accommodations tax revenues from July 1, 2018 until December 31, 2030 to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui. Sunsets 12/31/2030. (SB648 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2018- Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 662). SHIMABUKURO, ESPERO, K. RHOADS FIN
SB658 SD2 HD2
Tourism; Transportation; Aeronautics; Hawaii Airport Corporation
RELATING TO AN AIRPORT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the establishment of the Hawaii Airport Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes on July 1, 2018. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airport Corporation. Transfers the aeronautics functions of the Department of Transportation to the Hawaii Airport Authority. (SB658 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). INOUYE, Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro TRN, LAB, FIN  HB1443
SB665 SD2 HD1
Renewable Energy; Solar and Wind Energy Property; Tax Credit; State Building Design; Energy Efficiency; Appropriation
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar or wind energy property and energy storage property and is applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2017. Establishes a demonstration project for building energy efficiency designs within the Department of Transportation. (SB665 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). INOUYE, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN
SB683 SD2 HD1
Public Education; Residential Investment Property Surcharge; Visitor Accommodation Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to advance the State's goal of providing a public education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations. (SB683 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Espero, Gabbard, Inouye, K. Kahele EDN, JUD, FIN  HB182
SB686 SD2 HD1
Education Surcharge; Residential Investment Properties; Visitor Accommodations
RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
Establishes education surcharges on residential investment properties and visitor accommodations for the purpose of funding public education. (SB686 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Espero, Gabbard, Inouye, K. Kahele EDN, JUD, FIN  HB180
SB704 SD2 HD2
Vacation Rentals; Taxation; Transient Accommodations Brokers; Tax Collection Agents; General Excise Tax; Transient Accommodations Tax ($)
RELATING TO VACATION RENTALS.
Allows transient accommodations brokers to register as tax collection agents to collect and remit general excise and transient accommodations taxes on behalf of operators and plan managers using their services for vacation rentals. Requires that the subject property is in compliance with applicable land use laws. Allocates TAT revenues to each county for FY 2017-2018. Sunsets on 12/31/2022. (SB704 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). L. THIELEN, HARIMOTO, KIM, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, Ihara TOU, FIN
SB714 SD2 HD1
Job Training; Supervisory Experience; Shadowing; Retirement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO JOB TRAINING.
Requires the Department of Human Resources Development to establish and implement a supervisory and professional job shadowing pilot project. Appropriates funds for the pilot project. (SB714 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). TOKUDA LAB, FIN
SB717 SD2 HD2
State Property Cleanup Program; Sheriff Patrol Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY.
Establishes a temporary program to clean up state real property after the departure of persons who have illegally camped or lodged on state real property. Requires the Governor to designate the state executive department responsible for the program. Establishes a temporary sheriff patrol program to enforce laws against illegally camping, trespassing, or being present on state real property. Makes appropriations. (SB717 HD2)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). TOKUDA, K. RHOADS, Kouchi WAL, JUD, FIN
SB719 SD1 HD1
Deferred Maintenance Plan ($)
RELATING TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.
Requires the Governor to prepare a deferred maintenance plan to gradually eliminate the deferred maintenance costs of all state-owned buildings, facilities, and other improvements. Requires the initial plan to be submitted to the Legislature with the executive budget for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021. Requires the Governor to prepare annual updates. Imposes the same requirements on the Chief Justice for Judiciary-owned buildings, facilities, and other improvements. Makes an appropriation to the Office of the Governor and to the Judiciary. (SB719 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). TOKUDA, BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, English, Gabbard, K. Kahele, Kouchi, Nishihara, Wakai FIN
SB720 SD1 HD1
Concussion Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE CONCUSSION PROGRAM.
Makes an appropriation for the concussion monitoring and educational program for school athletics, concussion and awareness program for youth athletic activities, and administration of a concussion and awareness program for youth athletics. (SB720 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, GABBARD, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, English, K. Kahele, Kouchi, Nishihara, Wakai HHS, EDN, FIN  HB1490
SB723 SD2 HD1
Rapid Occupational Training and Certification Program; Community College System; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Adds as a purpose of the University of Hawaii community college system the provision of occupational training and certification programs designed to rapidly qualify persons to fill new and hard-to-fill position classes in the State, counties, and private sector that require technical skills. Appropriates funds for the programs. (SB723 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). TOKUDA, BAKER, GABBARD, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele, Kouchi, Nishihara, Wakai HED, FIN
SB738 SD1 HD1
Health Care Practitioners; Orthodontic Services; Orofacial Anomalies; Health Insurance; Covered Services
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.
Expands the pool of orthodontists who are eligible to perform medically necessary orthodontic services for treatment of certain orofacial anomalies covered by health insurance. (SB738 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2018- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5). GREEN, K. RHOADS, Espero HHS, CPC, FIN
SB739 SD1 HD1
Behavior Analysis; Licensure; Certification; Supervision
RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES.
Clarifies the scope of practice of behavior analysis. Clarifies who may provide behavior analysis and applied behavior analysis services regardless of licensure status, including licensed individuals working within an overlapping scope of practice, individuals supervised by a licensed professional of an overlapping scope of practice, and caregivers. (SB739 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, CPC, referral sheet 1 GREEN, Baker HHS, CPC
SB748 SD1 HD1
Child Care Facilities; Records; Substantiated Complaints; Public Posting; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
Requires the Department of Human Services to post its inspection records of child care facilities that involve substantiated complaints on a public website and submit an annual report to the legislature of certain information from inspection records related to child care facilities. (SB748 HD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 2 GREEN, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Gabbard HHS, FIN
SB757 SD2
UH; Mauna Kea; Audit; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial, performance, and management audit of the University of Hawaii's activities related to Mauna Kea. Requires the Auditor to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (SD2)
(H) 3/8/2018- Referred to HED, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 35 WAKAI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, LMG, FIN  HB269
SB765 SD2 HD1
Economic Development; New Markets Tax Credits; Qualified Community Development Entity
RELATING TO NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS.
Expands methods for the delivery of funding to projects under the Hawaii community-based economic development technical and financial assistance program by allowing the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to participate with qualified community development entities in the pursuit of federal financing opportunities and encourage the use of federal and private funds for economic development purposes and use State resources to leverage federal and private dollars to supplement State economic development efforts. (SB765 HD1)
(H) 3/21/2018- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ing, C. Lee, McKelvey, Souki, Todd, Ward excused (6). WAKAI, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, TANIGUCHI, S. Chang, Harimoto, Ihara, K. Kahele, Riviere EDB, FIN  HB644
SB776 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Invasive Species Authority; Establishment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.
Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, administratively attached to the Department of Agriculture, to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and to improve coordination of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Appropriates funds to implement the authority and relevant interagency invasive species projects. (SB776 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Baker, Harimoto, Nishihara, Riviere, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB778 SD1
Pesticide Use; Large Agribusinesses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
Makes an appropriation to implement the recommendations of the joint fact finding study group's report on pesticide use by large agribusinesses on Kauai. Effective 3/9/2092. (SD1)
(H) 1/17/2018- Re-referred to HHS/EEP, AGR/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 GABBARD, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HHS/EEP, AGR/CPC, FIN  HB252
SB783 SD2 HD1
Qualified Agricultural Costs; Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Repeals the provision that makes claiming of the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit contingent upon the tax credit for the aquarium and marine science research facility at Ko Olina Resort and the training and educational facilities at Makaha Resort. Expands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs." Repeals the provision that requires the Department of Agriculture to cease certifying credits after 2017. (SB783 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2018- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 10:00AM in conference room 224. GABBARD, RIVIERE, S. Chang, Espero AGR, FIN  HB572
SB815 SD2
Real Estate Disclosure; Albizia Trees; Hazard Albizia Trees
RELATING TO REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE.
Requires disclosure of albizia trees and associated risks in a disclosure statement as part of the sale or transfer of residential real property. (SD2)
(H) 3/14/2018- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. RUDERMAN, GABBARD, Ihara, K. Rhoads, Riviere CPC, FIN
SB872 SD1 HD1
State Ethics Commission; Attorneys
RELATING TO ETHICS.
Allows the State Ethics Commission to employ or retain its own attorneys. (SB872 HD1)
(S) 4/16/2018- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). IHARA, BAKER, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Gabbard, Kidani, Riviere, Wakai JUD, LAB, FIN  HB512
SB891 SD2
Child Support; Income Withholding; Employer; Fines
RELATING TO INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT.
Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or who fails to comply with an order of assignment of future income. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)
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