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HB634 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Nuuanu Managed Aquifer Recharge and Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the Board of Water Supply in upgrading Nuuanu reservoir #1 to meet state dam safety standards, as a component of the Nuuanu hydroelectricity project. (HB634 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 035, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, C. LEE, LUKE TRE/WTL, WAM
HB635 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Nuuanu Managed Aquifer Recharge and Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the Board of Water Supply in upgrading Nuuanu reservoir #4 to meet state dam safety standards, as a component of the Nuuanu hydroelectricity project. (HB635 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 036, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1136). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, C. LEE, LUKE TRE/WTL, WAM
HB694 HD2 SD1 CD1
DHS; Med-QUEST Division; State Health Planning and Development Agency; Health and Healthcare Information and Data; Health Analytics Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes the Health Analytics Program in the Med-QUEST Division of the Department of Human Services and authorizes the Department of Human Services to maintain an all-payers medical claims database. Appropriates funds for the establishment of two full-time equivalent positions. (HB694 CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 055, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1156). MIZUNO, THIELEN, Aquino, Cachola, Cullen, DeCoite, Evans, LoPresti, Morikawa, San Buenaventura HMS, WAM
HB1401 HD1 SD1 CD1
Voting by Mail; Pilot Program; Voter Service Center; Places of Deposit ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Requires a pilot program for the 2020 primary and general elections in any county with a population of less than 100,000 to be conducted by mail. Establishes a voter service center to provide certain election services. Allows for additional places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots. Requires the Office of Elections to submit reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB1401 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 182, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291). NISHIMOTO JDL/WAM
HB1489 HD1 SD2 CD1
Education; Civil Rights; Discrimination; Sex; Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Gender Expression; Study
RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, in any state educational program or activity, or in any educational program or activity that receives state financial assistance. Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to study how other jurisdictions oversee Title IX enforcement. Effective 1/1/2020, except study effective 7/1/2018. (HB1489 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 110, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211). BELATTI, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, DeCoite LAB, JUD, FIN  SB1265
HB1508 HD2 SD2 CD1
Green Energy Market Securitization; Energy Efficiency; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Creates a revolving line of credit sub-fund within the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund for a state agency to finance cost-effective energy-efficiency measures. (HB1508 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 121, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222). CULLEN TRE, WAM
HB1520 HD2 SD1 CD1
Short-term, Limited-duration Health Insurance; Insurers; Renewal or Reenrollment; Prohibition
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Prohibits an insurer from renewing or re-enrolling an individual in a short-term, limited-duration health insurance policy or contract if the individual was eligible to purchase health insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace during an open enrollment period or special enrollment period in the previous calendar year. Specifies that short-term, limited-duration health insurance shall be subject to the same provisions of the insurance code currently applicable to limited benefit health insurance. (HB1520 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 192, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1301). MCKELVEY CPH
HB1577 HD1 SD2 CD1
Compost Reimbursement Pilot Program; Compost Reimbursement Pilot Program Manager; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO COMPOSTING.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 3-year compost reimbursement pilot program to provide reimbursements to farmers and ranchers when purchasing compost from a certified processor, dealer, retailer, or wholesaler licensed to do business in the State. Establishes a temporary compost reimbursement pilot program manager position. Requires the Department to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB1577 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 089, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). C. LEE, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, QUINLAN, THIELEN EDU/AEN, WAM
HB1602 HD2 SD1 CD1
Opioid; Warning Label
RELATING TO OPIOIDS.
Requires the inclusion of a label warning of the risks of addiction and death on the packaging of any opioid drug dispensed by a health care professional or pharmacist. (HB1602 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 151, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260). THIELEN, C. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, TAKUMI CPH
HB1604 SD1 CD1
State Bonds; State Budget; CIP
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. Amends the titles and descriptions of certain capital improvement projects of executive branch agencies and programs that are established in the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2018. (CD1)
(S) 6/25/2018- Act 054, 06/22/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB1614 HD1 SD1 CD1
Automatic Restraining Orders; Annulment; Divorce; Separation
RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Automatically imposes a restraining order upon parties filing for annulment, divorce, or separation to preserve the financial assets of the parties and their dependents and maintain the current island of residence and school of enrollment of a minor child of the parties. (HB1614 CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 213, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). SAN BUENAVENTURA, EVANS, LOWEN, LUKE, MORIKAWA JDC  SB2344
HB1621 HD1 SD1 CD1
Merchandise; Returns; Unfair or Deceptive Trade Acts or Practices; Repair; Replacement; Refund; High Turnover Restaurants; Franchisees; Franchisors; Advertising Campaigns; Non-participation
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Part I: Prohibits a merchant from charging a purchaser any fee, including a processing fee or an administrative fee, to repair, replace, or refund damaged or defective goods. Part II: Requires high turnover restaurant franchisees to disclose their non-participation in national advertising campaigns of the franchise in which discounts or promotions are offered. Prohibits the high turnover restaurant franchisor from limiting or restricting the disclosures. Part II sunsets on 7/1/2023. (HB1621 CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1252). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB2057
HB1646 HD1 SD1 CD1
United States Senator; Members-elect; Vacancies; Governor
RELATING TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
Provides that when a candidate other than the incumbent is elected to the office of United States Senator, and the incumbent vacates the office prior to the expiration of the incumbent's term, the Governor must temporarily appoint the member-elect to immediately fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. (HB1646 CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 214, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1323). NISHIMOTO, KOBAYASHI JDC, WAM
HB1650 HD2 SD1 CD1
Child Abuse; Child Neglect; Disclosure; Working Group; Reports
RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
Authorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose certain information regarding confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect. Establishes a working group to improve safety in child care settings. Requires the working group to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Sessions of 2019 and 2020. (HB1650 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 176, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285). NISHIMOTO HHS, JUD, FIN  SB2097
HB1652 SD2 CD1
Repeal of Non-General Funds; DOTAX; Transfer of Balances
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Taxation and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund. (HB1652 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 164, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1273). LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB1716 HD1 SD1 CD1
Youth Commission; Office of Youth Services; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO A YOUTH COMMISSION.
Establishes a youth commission within the Office of Youth Services to advise the Governor and Legislature on the effects of legislative policies, needs, assessments, priorities, programs, and budgets relating to youth. Appropriates funds. (HB1716 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 106, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). ING, BROWER, GATES, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, TAKUMI HMS, WAM  SB2089
HB1770 HD1 SD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Appropriation; Career Criminal Prosecution Unit ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit. (HB1770 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 033, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB2173
HB1778 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Fire Council Package; Cancer; Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits; Firefighters
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL BENEFITS.
Improves access for firefighters to comprehensive medical benefits under the Workers' Compensation Law upon diagnosis of cancer that is presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment. Requires private health care plans to pay for or provide medical care, services, and supplies to injured employees for controverted workers' compensation claims that are accepted or determined to be compensable. (HB1778 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 107, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBR/CPH, WAM  SB2181
HB1802 HD1 SD1 CD1
Cesspools; Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit pilot program by repealing the provision that restricts DOH from certifying more than two residential large capacity cesspools as qualified cesspools. (HB1802 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 133, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). LOWEN, BELATTI, BROWER, CULLEN, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, TODD, WOODSON, YAMANE EEP, HHS, FIN
HB1850 HD1 SD1 CD1
Penal Code; Promoting Pornography for Minors
RELATING TO PORNOGRAPHY.
Clarifies that the offense of promoting pornography for minors does not apply to a legal guardian of a minor. Deletes the exemption for other persons in loco parentis to a minor. (HB1850 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 096, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). NISHIMOTO JDC
HB1852 HD1 SD1 CD1
Penal Code; Obscenity; Pornography; Definition
RELATING TO PORNOGRAPHY.
Clarifies that the prurient interest referenced in the definition of "pornographic for minors" does not relate specifically to the minor. (HB1852 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 095, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196). NISHIMOTO JDC
HB1873 HD1 SD1 CD1
Condominiums; Associations; Unit Owners; Cure of Default; Disputed Charges; Common Expense Assessments
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Clarifies the process, including payment obligations, mediation requirements, and triggers for further default, where a condominium unit owner and association reach a payment plan to resolve a nonjudicial foreclosure. Establishes procedures that provide condominium owners with the right to submit disputed legal fees, penalties or fines, late fees, lien filing fees, or other charges, except for common expense assessments, to the mediation process prior to payment. Sunsets on 6/30/2020. (HB1873 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 195, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB2054
HB1874 HD1 SD2 CD1
Condominiums; Associations; Unit Owners; Mediation; Arbitration; Condominium Education Trust Fund
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Expands the scope of the Condominium Education Trust Fund to cover voluntary binding arbitration between interested parties. Amends the conditions that mandate mediation and exceptions to mandatory mediation. Makes conforming amendments. (HB1874 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 196, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH, WAM  SB2060
HB1876 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Insurers; Licensed Producers; Offices
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
Allows a motor vehicle insurer to satisfy the requirement that an insurer provide a complete sales and claims office in the State through the establishment and maintenance of an office by the insurer's licensed producer in every county the insurer does business. (HB1876 CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 216, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB2652
HB1895 HD1 SD1 CD1
DOH; Dialysis Centers; Certification; Health Care Facilities; Appropriation; AG; Electronic Smoking Device Retailer Registration Unit; Tobacco Products; Electronic Smoking Devices; Registration; Displays; Minors; Forfeiture; Delivery Sales ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes positions and appropriates funds to assist in the review, certification, and recertification of dialysis centers and other health care facilities under the purview of the Department of Health. Establishes the Electronic Smoking Device Retailer Registration Unit within the Department of the Attorney General. Requires retailers of electronic smoking devices to register with the unit. Declares that sales of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices are a statewide concern. Restricts locations where retailers may display cigarettes and tobacco products. Requires that retailers of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices check the identification of tobacco or electronic smoking device purchasers. Makes it unlawful for a person under the age of 21 to possess any tobacco product or electronic smoking device. Establishes procedures for the forfeiture and destruction of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices under certain circumstances. Extends restrictions on the sale of electronic smoking devices to delivery sales of electronic smoking devices. Effective 7/1/2018. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 206, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1315). MIZUNO, CACHOLA, KOBAYASHI, NISHIMOTO, San Buenaventura, Yamashita CPH, WAM
HB1900 HD1 SD2 CD1
State budget. ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 2017-19 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs.
(S) 6/25/2018- Act 053, 06/22/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM
HB1906 HD2 SD2 CD1
Health Care Worker; Intentionally or Knowingly Causing Bodily Injury; Felony Assault in the Second Degree
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.
Makes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to certain health care workers a Class C felony. (HB1906 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 147, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1248). MIZUNO, CACHOLA, NISHIMOTO, Evans, Kobayashi CPH, JDC  SB2491
HB1911 HD2 SD1 CD1
Care Facilities; Uncertified; Unlicensed; Enforcement; Community-based Care Home; Adult Care Center; Criminal Penalty
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes the Department of Health to investigate care facilities reported to be operating without an appropriate certificate or license issued by the Department. Establishes penalties for violations and for knowingly referring or transferring patients to uncertified or unlicensed care facilities, with certain exceptions. Excludes landlords from licensure, under certain conditions. (HB1911 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 148, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1249). MIZUNO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, KEOHOKALOLE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Hashem, Takayama CPH, WAM
HB1916 HD2 SD2 CD1
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias; State Plan Updates; Executive Office on Aging ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the Executive Office on Aging to biennially update the state plan on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, include an implementation work plan for each goal in the state plan, and include information on progress made toward the goals of the state plan on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in its annual report to the legislature. (HB1916 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 146, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247). TAKAYAMA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, GATES, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KONG, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAY, SOUKI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Ito CPH, WAM  SB2591
HB1932 HD1 SD2 CD1
Emergency Rules; Administrative Procedures Act; Superseding Law
RELATING TO EMERGENCY RULES BY AGENCIES.
Authorizes agencies to adopt emergency rules to account for changes in controlling and superseding federal statutes or state or federal case law, subject to public hearing and at least 30 days notice. Provides for expiration no later than adjournment sine die of the next regular legislative session following adoption. (HB1932 CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 056, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157). JOHANSON GVO, JDC  SB2371
HB1938 HD1 SD2 CD1
School Bus; Passing; Overtaking; State Highways; Penalty
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.
Increases the fine to not more than $1,000 for passing or overtaking a school bus on a state highway while the bus is stopped and its visual signals are turned on. Effective upon approval. (HB1938 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 172, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281). QUINLAN, AQUINO, EVANS, GATES, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, TODD, YAMASHITA, Morikawa, San Buenaventura TRN, JUD, FIN  SB2450
HB1958 HD1 SD1 CD1
HTDC; Small Business Research Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to issue grants to phase III federal grant awardees of up to 50 percent of the amount of the award or contract funded by the private sector or government sources outside of the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Appropriates moneys. (HB1958 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 068, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). EVANS, HOLT, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA ETT, WAM
HB1986 HD2 SD2 CD1
Office of Planning; Carbon Offset Program; Climate Change; Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Requires the Office of Planning in partnership with the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force to establish a framework for a carbon offset program and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB1986 CD1)
(S) 6/5/2018- Act 016, 06/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116). YAMANE, CULLEN, LOWEN ETT/WTL/AEN, WAM
HB2003 HD1 SD1 CD1
Administrative Revocation; Driving While Intoxicated; Permit; Employer's Sworn Statement
RELATING TO DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.
Allows requests for permits that authorize the respondent or defendant to operate an employer's vehicle during the period of license revocation to be supported by the employer's sworn statement attesting to the period of the specified assigned hours of work that the defendant will drive the vehicle for purposes of employment. (HB2003 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 074, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175). AQUINO TRE, JDC
HB2010 HD1 SD2 CD1
HTA; Debt Cancellation; Transient Accommodations Tax; Convention Center Enterprise Special Fund; Tourism Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TOURISM.
Cancels the debt owed to the State by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for convention center construction costs and related interest. Amends the allocations of transient accommodations tax revenues to the convention center enterprise special fund and tourism special fund. Appropriates moneys for the Hawaii Tourism Authority to implement initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas; provided that the funds are matched dollar-for-dollar by the private sector. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 086, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). ONISHI, CACHOLA, CULLEN, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ITO, LUKE, MORIKAWA, SAIKI ETT, WAM  SB2901
HB2025 HD1 SD2 CD1
Composting; DOE; Resource Recovery; Composting Pilot Project; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RESOURCE RECOVERY.
Authorizes the Department of Education to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in Department of Education schools. Authorizes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB2025 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 207, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1316). C. LEE, BROWER, CREAGAN, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, MIZUNO, TAKUMI, THIELEN EDU/AEN, WAM
HB2033 HD1 SD1 CD1
Real Property; Service of Summons; Nonresident
RELATING TO MANNER OF SERVICE.
Authorizes service on nonresident property owners for actions involving the property owned by the nonresident through a summons mailed to the mailing address on record with the real property tax office in the county in which the property is located. (HB2033 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 094, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). SAN BUENAVENTURA, BROWER, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO JDC  SB2287
HB2071 HD2 SD2 CD1
Law Enforcement Standards Board; Police; Special Fund; Regulation
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Establishes a Law Enforcement Standards Board for the certification of county police officers, state public safety officers, and employees of the Departments of Transportation, Land and Natural Resources, Taxation, and Attorney General with police powers. Establishes the Law Enforcement Standards Board Special Fund. Appropriates funds. (HB2071 CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 220, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). NISHIMOTO PSM/LBR, JDC/WAM
HB2075 HD2 SD1 CD1
Alternative Energy Research; Grants; HTDC; Office of Naval Research Matching Grant; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Authorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide fifty per cent matching grants to Hawaii awardees of alternative energy research grants from the United States Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research. Makes appropriations. (HB2075 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 067, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). NAKASHIMA, EVANS ETT, WAM
HB2081 HD1 SD2 CD1
Rose-ringed Parakeet; DLNR; National Wildlife Research Center ($)
RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide assistance and supplemental funding to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct pilot field studies to evaluate control tools, develop a control plan, and support other efforts to reduce the rose-ringed parakeet population on Kauai. (HB2081 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 180, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289). NAKAMURA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, GATES, HOLT, LUKE, MORIKAWA, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TODD, TOKIOKA, DeCoite WTL/AEN, WAM  SB2566
HB2097 HD1 SD2 CD1
Lifeguards; Tort Liability; Attorney General; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LIFEGUARDS.
Requires the Attorney General to defend any civil action or proceeding against a county and any person employed by the county to provide lifeguard services at a designated state beach park under an agreement between the State and the county. Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to contract with the counties for county lifeguard services at designated state beach parks under an agreement between the State and a county. (HB2097 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 181, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1290). YAMANE, DECOITE, LOWEN WAL, LAB, JUD, FIN
HB2106 HD3 SD1 CD1
Environment; Environmental Assessments; Environmental Impact Statements; Sea Level Rise; Environmental Council
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Requires the Environmental Council to adopt and maintain rules requiring all environmental assessments and environmental impact statements prepared pursuant to chapter 343, HRS, to include consideration of sea level rise based upon the best available scientific data regarding sea level rise. (HB2106 CD1)
(S) 6/5/2018- Act 017, 06/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117). C. LEE AEN/WTL, WAM
HB2131 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sexual Assault; Evidence; DNA Testing; AG; Hawaii Sexual Assault Response and Training Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Creates a Hawaii Sexual Assault Response and Training Program to address the manner in which sexual assault evidence collection kits are processed and tracked, and to ensure that victims of sexual assault are informed of their rights under the law. Requires annual reports by the Attorney General to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Appropriates funds. (HB2131 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 113, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214). ICHIYAMA, BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, JOHANSON, LEARMONT, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITA, THIELEN, Tupola JDC, WAM  SB2345
HB2133 HD1 SD1 CD1
County Police Departments; Police Officers; Citizen Administrative Complaints; Officer-involved Domestic Violence
RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
Specifies that citizen administrative complaints against a police officer that involve allegations of domestic abuse by the police officer against a family or household member shall not be required to be filed as a notarized or sworn written statement. (HB2133 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 112, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213). MORIKAWA, BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, LEARMONT, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, YAMASHITA, Matsumoto PSM, JDC  SB2347
HB2134 HD1 SD1 CD1
Violation of Privacy in the First Degree; Revenge or Retribution
RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
Amends the offense of violation of privacy in the first degree to prohibit threats or acts to disclose an image or video. Requires that any recording or image made or disclosed be destroyed or sealed and remain confidential. (HB2134 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 114, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215). SAN BUENAVENTURA, BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, LEARMONT, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, YAMASHITA JDC  SB2348
HB2144 HD1 SD1 CD1
Medicaid; Inmate; Public Institution; Prisons; Jails; Correctional Facilities
RELATED TO MEDICAID.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to inform inmates of the availability of assistance to secure or verify applicable medicaid eligibility prior to an inmate's release. (HB2144 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 078, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). MIZUNO, BELATTI, CREAGAN, KOBAYASHI, LEARMONT, MCKELVEY, DeCoite PSM/HMS, WAM
HB2145 HD1 SD1 CD1
Health Insurance; Medication Synchronization; Prescription Drug Coverage; Patients; Network Pharmacies
RELATING TO MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION.
Allows the synchronization of plan participants' medications. Requires plans, policies, contracts, or agreements that are offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations and provide prescription drug benefits, to apply prorated daily cost-sharing rates for prescriptions dispensed by network pharmacies for less than a thirty-day supply. (HB2145 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 197, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1306). MIZUNO, BELATTI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, KOBAYASHI, MCKELVEY, Learmont CPH, WAM
HB2161 SD2 CD1
Vehicles; Vehicle Inspection Stations; Penalties
RELATING TO VEHICLE INSPECTION STATIONS.
Changes the penalty for the first three instances of improper conduct of motor vehicle inspections at inspection stations from revocation or suspension of the station's operating permit to an administrative fine. (HB2161 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 073, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). WOODSON, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, GATES, JOHANSON, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, TAKUMI, TODD TRE, WAM
HB2169 HD1 SD1 CD1
Youth Suicide Prevention; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.
Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Maui county. (HB2169 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 129, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1230). WOODSON, BROWER, DECOITE, ICHIYAMA, ING, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TODD, YAMASHITA, Belatti, Evans, LoPresti, Nakashima, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM
HB2182 HD2 SD2 CD1
Environmental Protection; Carbon Farming Task Force; Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force; Sequestration; Emissions; Office of Planning; Task Force; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Renames the Carbon Farming Task Force established by Act 33, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, as the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force and makes the task force and Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative permanent. Aligns the State's clean energy and carbon sequestration efforts with climate initiative goals. Amends membership and duties of the Task Force. Establishes a zero emissions clean economy target for the State. Makes an appropriation. (HB2182 CD1)
(S) 6/5/2018- Act 015, 06/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115). C. LEE AEN/TRE, WAM
HB2204 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Human Services; Welfare; Exit and Retention Bonus Program ($)
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires the Department of Human Services to reestablish the Exit and Retention Bonus Program to encourage welfare recipients to transition back into the workforce. Appropriates funds. (HB2204 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 128, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1229). JOHANSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CULLEN, FUKUMOTO, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, SAIKI, YAMANE HMS/LBR, WAM
HB2208 HD1 SD1 CD1
Association Health Plan Policies; Authorization
RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.
Requires association health plan policies to comply with the laws of this State regardless of the association's domicile. Enables certain voluntary associations, including employer associations that issue association health plans, to qualify for authorization to transact insurance in the State. (HB2208 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 199, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH
HB2215 HD1 SD1 CD1
Bicyclist; Passing and Overtaking; Motor Vehicle Drivers
RELATING TO BICYCLES.
Requires the driver of a vehicle passing and overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least three feet of separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist. (HB2215 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2018- Act 047, 06/20/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). AQUINO, BROWER, LOWEN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Cullen, Nakamura TRE, JDC
HB2259 HD1 SD3 CD1
DLNR; Ocean Safety; Marine Events; Permits; Event Spectators; Rules
RELATING TO MARINE EVENTS.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to allow applications for marine event permits up to one year in advance and authorizes the Department to adopt rules to mitigate hazards posed by vessels, thrill craft, drones, and other means used by spectators to observe or record marine events. Requires a report to the 2019 Legislature. (HB2259 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 156, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1265). DECOITE, AQUINO, CREAGAN, CULLEN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, SAY, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura, Tupola WTL/PSM, WAM
HB2271 HD2 SD1 CD1
Practice of Behavior Analysis; School Setting; Applied Behavior Analysis; Developmental Disabilities; Department of Education; Applied Behavior Analysis; Implementation Plan; Reporting; Scope of Practice; Medicaid
RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
Updates and standardizes the terminology used to refer to behavior analysts and applied behavior analysis. Clarifies the licensing exemptions for certain individuals who provide behavior analysis services. Requires the Department of Education to create and implement a plan to provide Medicaid billable applied behavior analysis services to all students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder within the Department. Establishes reporting requirements. (HB2271 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 205, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314). WOODSON, CREAGAN, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, YAMASHITA EDU/CPH  SB2925
HB2277 HD1 SD2 CD1
DHS; CWS; Judiciary; East Hawaii Service Section; Caseload; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
Establishes the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section Pilot Project within the Department of Human Services to increase staff in the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section. Appropriates funds. (HB2277 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 177, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1286). TODD, GATES, HOLT, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA HMS, WAM
HB2299 HD1 SD1 CD1
Indemnification; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO INDEMNIFICATION OF COUNTY AGENCIES.
Facilitates the process by which the University of Hawaii obtains approval to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless a county agency, its officers, agents, and employees, for university purposes and university functions on county property. (HB2299 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 103, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204). MCKELVEY, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, San Buenaventura HRE, JDC/WAM
HB2305 HD1 SD2 CD1
Coffee Berry Borer; Pesticide Subsidy Program Manager Position Extension
RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER.
Extends the pesticide subsidy program manager position through the fiscal year immediately following the program sunset date. Extends the position's civil service and collective bargaining laws exemption until the expiration of the position. (HB2305 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 032, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM  SB2732
HB2306 HD1 SD2 CD1
Agriculture; Food Safety Certification Costs Grant Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates $500,000 of general revenues of the State for the Food Safety Certification Costs Grant Program for fiscal year 2018-2019. Effective June 29, 2018. (HB2306 CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 057, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1158). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM  SB2733
HB2318 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Disclosure of Government Records
RELATING TO CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Specifies that certain government records maintained by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands are not required to be publicly disclosed or made open to inspection pursuant to public records requests and may be discussed during an executive meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission. (HB2318 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 029, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1129). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB2745
HB2328 HD1 SD2 CD1
Affordable Housing; HHFDC
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Makes technical and housekeeping amendments to Act 159, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, to clarify the terms and applicability of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation's (HHFDC) first option to purchase or transfer to a qualified nonprofit housing trust the first option to purchase affordable housing units developed with the Corporation's financing or assistance. Clarifies that Act 159 does not apply to any rights, duties, or obligations that were extended by the Corporation through contract or preliminary offering statement prior to Act 159's effective date. (HB2328 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 065, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB2755
HB2333 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Community-Based Economic Development Technical and Financial Assistance Program
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Authorizes the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to deposit moneys it receives from the repayments of loans and payments of interest or fees from the Hawaii capital loan program in chapter 210, the Hawaii large fishing vessel purchase, construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair loan program in chapter 189, and the Hawaii small fishing vessel loan program in chapter 189, into the Hawaii community-based economic development (CBED) revolving fund. Moneys from the CBED revolving fund will be used to make loans and grants to small businesses. (HB2333 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 028, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1128). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) ETT, WAM  SB2760
HB2341 HD1 SD2 CD1
ERS; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
RELATING TO QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS.
Amends Act 263, SLH 2016 to allow the Employees' Retirement System to make direct payments to spouses or former spouses of ERS members or retirants, including former former members with vested benefit status when the former spouse has been awarded all or a portion of ERS retirement benefits as ordered or decreed in a domestic relations proceeding. Delays implementation of Act 263, SLH 2016, to 7/1/2020. (HB2341 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 030, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBR/JDC, WAM  SB2768
HB2352 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Board Permits
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
Increases membership on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to include a member of the Native Hawaiian Education Council and a non-voting public university student teacher. Clarifies that a permit is required for non-licensed teachers serving in public schools. (HB2352 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2018- Act 050, 06/21/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, WAM  SB2779
HB2353 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii State Public Library System; Friends of the Library of Hawaii
RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
Makes miscellaneous technical amendments to facilitate library operations. Changes references to the Hawaii State Library Foundation to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Clarifies the functions of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii program fund. (HB2353 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 171, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, WAM  SB2780
HB2354 HD1 SD2 CD1
Income Tax; Check-off; Libraries Special Fund
RELATING TO THE INCOME CHECK-OFF.
Changes from $2 to $5 of authorized income tax check-off that may be designated payable from an individual's state income tax refund to the libraries special fund. Changes from $4 to $10 permitted to joint filers in the designation of check-off to the libraries special fund. (HB2354 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 170, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1279). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, WAM  SB2781
HB2357 HD2 SD1 CD1
State Low-income Housing; Housing for Elders; Evictions
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Creates an eviction process for the Hawaii public housing authority's state low-income housing projects or programs and elder or elderly housing. (HB2357 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 204, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1313). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, JDC  SB2784
HB2359 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Criminal Trespass
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Provides that certain areas within Hawaii Public Housing Authority housing projects are closed to the public and amends criminal trespass in the second degree to permit the prosecution of an unauthorized entry or a violation of a written prohibition to enter into the subject housing projects. Clarifies requirements for signage notifying trespassers of illegal entry. (HB2359 CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 0031, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU/JDC  SB2786
HB2362 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Human Services; Administrative Appeals; Administrative Appeals Hearing Officers; Civil Service Exemption
RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICERS.
Exempts Administrative Appeals Hearing Officers in the Department of Human Services from civil service requirements. (HB2362 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 071, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS/LBR, WAM  SB2789
HB2373 HD2 SD1 CD1
Vital Statistics Records; Disclosure within the Department for Approved Research Purposes
RELATING TO THE SHARING OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAM EMPLOYEES FOR APPROVED RESEARCH PURPOSES.
Authorizes the Department of Health, under specified circumstances, to disclose information in public health statistics records to Department employees acting within the scope of their employment for approved research purposes upon approval by the Department's Institutional Review Committee. Establishes conditions under which those records may be disclosed with and without informed consent. (HB2373 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 135, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1236). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB2800
HB2389 HD1 SD2 CD1
Parole; Legislative Appropriations; Discharged or Paroled Persons; Immediate Needs
RELATING TO PAROLE.
Specifies that moneys furnished by the Hawaii Paroling Authority for discharged persons be subject to the availability of legislative appropriations authorized and allocated for that purpose. Prohibits the Hawaii Paroling Authority from using moneys appropriated for the purpose of providing for the immediate needs of discharged or paroled persons for any other purpose. (HB2389 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 079, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB2816
HB2416 HD1 SD1 CD1
General Excise Tax; Use Tax; Intangible Property
RELATING TO TAX ON INTANGIBLE PROPERTY.
Clarifies that intangible property shall be exempt from the general excise tax used outside the State. Subjects intangible property acquired from an unlicensed seller and used in the State to the use tax at 4 percent of the value of the property. (HB2416 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 183, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1292). LUKE WAM
HB2418 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Education; Class Action; Attorney's Fees Settlement ($)
RELATING TO FUNDS USED FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS.
Authorizes the Department of Education to expend previously appropriated funds to satisfy the settlement of class counsel attorney's fees related to a class action lawsuit against the State. (HB2418 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 165, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1274). LUKE JDC, WAM
HB2442 HD2 SD2 CD1
Abandoned Vehicles; Removal and Disposal; Counties; Public Roads
RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.
Requires the counties to take into custody any abandoned vehicle on a public road within ten business days. Amends the conditions that constitute a derelict vehicle. Allows, rather than requires, that abandoned vehicles be disposed of by public auction. (HB2442 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2018- Act 048, 06/20/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). GATES, BROWER, EVANS, C. LEE, QUINLAN, TAKUMI, TODD TRE/PSM, JDC  SB2479
HB2454 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Correctional Industries; Pilot Project; Former Inmate Employment
RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.
Establishes a three-year Correctional Industries Former Inmate Employment Pilot Project within the Department of Public Safety to assist former inmates as they reenter society. (HB2454 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 178, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1287). TAKAYAMA PSM/LBR, WAM
HB2455 HD1 SD2 CD1
DBEDT; Gannenmono; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM FOR THE 2018 GANNENMONO CELEBRATION.
Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for the 2018 gannenmono celebration. (HB2455 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 120, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1221). KOBAYASHI, HASHEM JDC, WAM
HB2464 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Lessees; Waitlists; Report
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to conduct a study on the issue of Hawaiian Home Lands lessees selling or transferring their leases for a fee or other personal gain and then applying for a subsequent lease and submit a report of the findings and recommendations of its study, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2020. (HB2464 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 179, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1288). DECOITE, CULLEN, GATES, HASHEM, HOLT, ITO, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, LUKE, ONISHI, SAY, SOUKI, TODD, TOKIOKA, TUPOLA, WARD, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Evans, Har, Ing, McKelvey HWN, JDC  SB2984
HB2501 HD1 SD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Community College Promise Program; Scholarships; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROMISE PROGRAM.
Establishes the University of Hawaii Community College Promise Program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled at any community college campus of the University of Hawaii system. Appropriates funds to establish and implement the program. (HB2501 CD1)
(S) 6/5/2018- Act 014, 06/01/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1114). MCKELVEY, EVANS, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA HRE, WAM
HB2538 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Budget; Agriculture; DOA; Capital Improvement Projects ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Amends descriptions of capital improvement projects related to the Live Stock Feed Mill and Waste Stream Recycling Facility in the General Appropriations Act of 2015, as amended by the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2016 and the General Appropriations Act of 2017. (HB2538 CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 088, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). CULLEN AEN, WAM  SB2517
HB2587 HD1 SD2 CD1
General Excise Tax; County Surcharge on State Tax; Extension
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2018 to 3/31/2019. (HB2587 CD1)
(S) 5/8/2018- Act 011, 05/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1111). SAIKI TRE/PSM, WAM  SB3088
HB2589 HD2 SD1 CD1
Transportation; Motorcycles; Shoulder Lane
RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES.
Authorizes the Department of Transportation under certain conditions to designate shoulders upon which the Department may authorize the driving of motorcycles. Takes effect on 1/1/2019. Repeals on 12/31/2020. (HB2589 CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 218, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). AQUINO TRE, JDC
HB2594 HD2 SD2 CD1
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission to restore, preserve, and determine the appropriate uses of Kaho‘olawe island, and to fund one full-time equivalent permanent cultural resource project coordinator position for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. (HB2594 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 140, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). YAMANE, CULLEN, DECOITE, ITO, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, SAY, TODD WTL, WAM  SB3027
HB2601 HD1 SD2 CD2
Rental Motor Vehicle Surcharge; Tour Vehicle Surcharge; State Highway Fund; State Highway Road Capacity Projects
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Increases the rental motor vehicle surcharge from $3 to $5 for lessees without a valid Hawaii driver's license from the rental motor vehicle surcharge. Requires that the revenues from the increase in motor vehicle surcharge tax be expended for state highway road capacity projects in the county in which the rental motor vehicle was operated under rental or lease. Increases the tour vehicle surcharge by $1 for each category of tour vehicle. (HB2601 CD2)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 215, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1324). YAMASHITA, DECOITE, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, WOODSON, Souki TRE/CPH, WAM  SB3009
HB2607 HD1 SD2 CD1
DOE; Computer Science; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a statewide computer science curricula plan for public school students in K-12 that may include design thinking as part of the curricula and ensure each public high school offers at least 1 computer science course each school year. Authorizes the Department of Education to contract for computer science teacher development programs. Appropriates funds. (HB2607 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2018- Act 051, 06/21/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). WOODSON, HASHEM, ING, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI EDU, WAM  SB2507
HB2610 HD2 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Manufacturing Grant Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation's manufacturing grant program. (HB2610 CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 061, 06/28/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). KEOHOKALOLE, CACHOLA, CULLEN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, NAKAMURA, WARD, YAMASHITA, DeCoite, Tupola ETT, WAM
HB2613 HD1 SD1 CD1
He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve; Staff Hiring; University of Hawaii; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE.
Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 to maintain the initial staff position and operations necessary to develop and manage He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve and its programs. (HB2613 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 117, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218). KEOHOKALOLE, ITO, LOWEN, THIELEN HRE/WTL, WAM
HB2651 HD2 SD1 CD1
Wireless Facilities; Economic Development; State or County Solely-owned Utility Poles; Permits
RELATING TO WIRELESS BROADBAND FACILITIES.
Establishes a process to upgrade and support next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout the State. Establishes a permitting, application, review, and approval process for small wireless providers or communications service providers to install wireless facilities on state or county solely-owned utility poles, or install associated utility poles, in the right of way. Applies to permit applications filed with the State or county after December 31, 2018. (HB2651 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2018- Act 049, 06/21/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). OHNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, HAR, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, QUINLAN, YAMANE, Say IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2704
HB2684 HD1 SD1 CD1
Enforcement; Public Utilities Commission; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS.
Appropriates funds for the Public Utilities Commission to hire two full-time enforcement personnel. (HB2684 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 201, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1310). QUINLAN, AQUINO, GATES, HOLT, C. LEE, ONISHI, SAIKI, THIELEN, TODD, Nakamura TRE, WAM
HB2694 HD1 SD2 CD1
Birth Certificates; Homeless; Waiver of Fees
RELATING TO FEES.
Requires the Department of Health to furnish, free of charge, certified copies of birth certificates for any individual who is homeless, provided the individual's homeless status is corroborated by a verification letter issued by a homeless service provider. Repeals June 30, 2021. (HB2694 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 174, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1283). LOPRESTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, HASHEM, C. LEE, MCDERMOTT, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, TOKIOKA, Learmont, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM
HB2697 HD2 SD1 CD1
Veterans; Office of Veterans' Services; Veterans Summit ($)
RELATING TO VETERANS.
Requires the Office of Veterans' Services to organize, coordinate, and conduct a biennial Hawaii Veterans Summit. Appropriates funds. (HB2697 CD1)
(S) 6/25/2018- Act 052, 06/22/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). LOPRESTI PSM, WAM
HB2729 HD2 SD2 CD1
Medical Cannabis; Reciprocity; Written Certification; Testing; Telehealth; Manufactured Cannabis Products; Dispensaries; Employees; Working Group
RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
Establishes standards and criteria for reciprocity for qualifying out-of-state medical cannabis patients and caregivers including limitations, and safeguards. Authorizes extension of written certifications of a debilitating condition for up to three years for chronic conditions. Clarifies a dispensary licensee's right to retest marijuana or manufactured cannabis products for compliance with standards. Authorizes establishment of a bona fide provider-patient relationship via telehealth. Authorizes dispensing of devices that provide safe pulmonary administration of medical cannabis by dispensary licensees. Increases the allowable tetrahydrocannabinol limit for of certain manufactured cannabis products. Limits felony convictions that disqualify an individual from employment with a dispensary licensee. Establishes a working group to make recommendations regarding employment of qualifying patients and manufacture and dispensing of edible cannabis products. (HB2729 CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 116, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217). MIZUNO, BELATTI, BROWER, EVANS, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, NISHIMOTO, Gates, Nakamura HHS, LAB, JUD, FIN  SB2718
HB2742 HD1 SD1 CD1
DOH; Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Establishes the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation in the Department of Health to regulate and administer the registration of qualifying patients and primary caregivers and medical cannabis dispensaries. Extends civil service exemptions for persons in civil service exempt positions prior to enactment of this measure who will transfer into the Office due to this measure. Extends interim rulemaking authority. Appropriates funds. (HB2742 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 159, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1268). MIZUNO, BELATTI, LUKE, NISHIMOTO CPH, WAM
HB2748 HD2 SD2 CD1
Rental Housing; General Excise Tax Exemption; Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers; Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Directs the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) to study and report on housing for populations with access and functional needs. Extends exemption from general excise tax for development costs of affordable rental housing certified by HHFDC. Increases limits on costs eligible for exemption and clarifies eligibility to qualify for the exemption. Prohibits discrimination against tenants based solely on receipt of Section 8 housing assistance. Appropriates funds to the rental housing revolving fund and the dwelling unit revolving fund in fiscal year 2017-2018. (HB2748 CD1)
(S) 6/8/2018- Act 039, 06/08/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139). BROWER, BELATTI, GATES, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA HOU/CPH, WAM
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 ($)
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Merges the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation into the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and renames the resulting entity as the Hawaii Innovation, Technology, and Research Corporation. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1253). ENGLISH FIN, EDB, HED
SB122 SD2 HD2 CD1
Mental Health; Notice; Hearings
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Provides designated family members and other interested persons with notice when an individual with a mental health emergency is subject to certain procedures and actions. Provides designated family members and other interested persons with the right to be present for the individual's hearings and receive a copy of the hearing transcript or recording unless the court determines otherwise. Requires a court to adjourn or continue a hearing for failure to timely notify a person entitled to be notified or for failure by the individual to contact an attorney, with certain exceptions. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 144, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). K. RHOADS HHS, JUD, FIN  HB250
SB134 SD1 HD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Smoking; Tobacco; Electronic Smoking Devices; Prohibition
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Prohibits smoking and tobacco use, including the use of electronic smoking devices, by any person on the premises of the University of Hawaii. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 160, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269). K. KAHELE (Introduced by request of another party) HHS/HED, JUD  HB429
SB192 SD1 HD1 CD1
State Budget; Natural Area Reserve Fund; Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement; Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund; University Revenue-Undertakings Fund; Disaster Relief Appropriation; DOD; County of Kauai Flooding and Flooding in Other Areas of the State ($)
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
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
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
SB1148 SD2 HD2 CD1
Transit-Oriented Development; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff necessary to develop and manage the TOD zone improvement project. (CD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). HARIMOTO, ESPERO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RIVIERE, English, Ihara, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi HSG/TRN, WAL, FIN  HB999
SB1208 SD2 HD1 CD1
Twin Bridge Farms; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Twin Bridge Farms, Inc., to purchase certain lands. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 038, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1138). DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KIDANI, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB2013 SD1 HD2 CD1
Civil Identification; Identification Renewal; Homebound Individuals
RELATING TO CIVIL IDENTIFICATION.
Requires the Director of Transportation to adopt rules to allow an individual who has a letter from a licensed primary care provider certifying that a severe disability causes the individual to be homebound to renew a State identification card by means other than an in person appearance. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 075, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). INOUYE, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, Ihara, Riviere TRN, JUD
SB2027 SD2 HD1 CD1
Homelessness; DHS; Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative; Master Contractor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative. Requires the Department to procure the services of a master contractor to manage subcontracts and expenditures for services provided through the initiative. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 219, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). GREEN, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, Riviere, Taniguchi, L. Thielen HHS/HSG, FIN
SB2046 SD1 HD1
Prohibited; Bump Fire Stocks; Multiburst Trigger Activators; Trigger Cranks; Firearm
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Prohibits manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, and possession of bump fire stocks, multiburst trigger activators, and trigger cranks. (SB2046 HD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 157, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266). K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, Shimabukuro JUD
SB2051 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Education; Schools; Career Pathways, Academies, or Programs; Commercial Enterprises
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Permits individual department of education schools and career pathways, academies, or programs operated within a department of education school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by or for an individual school, career pathway, academy, or program. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 169, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278). SHIMABUKURO, S. CHANG, GABBARD, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, Dela Cruz, English, Galuteria, Inouye, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Wakai EDN, FIN  HB2048
SB2053 SD1 HD1 CD1
Athletic Trainers; Regulation; Sunset Repeal
RELATING TO ATHLETIC TRAINERS.
Makes permanent the regulation of athletic trainers. (CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 058, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1159). BAKER, GABBARD, INOUYE, Galuteria, Ihara, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro IAC, CPC, FIN  HB2062
SB2074 SD1 HD1 CD1
Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit; Extension
RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
Extends through the 2021 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 087, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, S. Chang, English, Green, Nishihara, Ruderman, Taniguchi AGR, FIN
SB2087 SD2 HD2 CD1
Emergency Rescue Device; Rescue Tube; Good Samaritan Law; Liability
RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESCUE DEVICES.
Amends Hawaii's Good Samaritan Law to provide civil liability exemption for persons who in good faith, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, attempt to rescue a person with a rescue tube and for owners and operators of any premises, property, or facility that is adjacent to navigable waters, where rescue tubes are located. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 145, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246). S. CHANG, BAKER, HARIMOTO, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Green, Ihara, Kidani, Kim, Taniguchi, L. Thielen OMH, JUD
SB2099 SD1 HD1
Transportation; Autocycles; Driver's License
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Changes driver's licensing requirement for operation of autocycles. (SB2099 HD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 191, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). INOUYE, Baker, S. Chang, Espero, Galuteria, Harimoto, Keith-Agaran, Wakai TRN, CPC
SB2146 HD1 CD1
Office of Elections Package; Election Notices; Publication
RELATING TO PUBLICATION OF ELECTION NOTICES.
Allows an election officer who is required to issue a public notice in a statewide or county publication to satisfy the publication requirement by submitting the notice to the publication and conspicuously posting the notice on the website associated with the election officer. (CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 062, 06/28/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1687
SB2150 SD2 HD1 CD1
Judiciary Package; Supplemental Appropriations; Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates supplemental funds for the operating and capital improvement costs of the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2017, and ending 6/30/2019. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 026, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1126). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1666
SB2153 HD1 CD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Candidate Committee; Organizational Report
RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.
Repeals the requirement that candidate committee organizational reports include the name and address of each contributor who contributed an aggregate amount of more than $100 to the candidate committee since the last election. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 080, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1658
SB2154 HD1 CD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Noncandidate Committee; Organizational Report
RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS OF NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES.
Repeals the requirement that noncandidate committee organizational reports include information regarding contributors and contributions. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 081, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1659
SB2174 SD1 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Material Witness Orders; Courts
RELATING TO MATERIAL WITNESS ORDERS.
Authorizes specified courts to issue material witness orders in cases initiated through felony complaint. Includes the family courts in the authorization to issue material witness orders. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 099, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1771
SB2180 SD1 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Criminal Procedure; Crimes
RELATING TO LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSES.
Clarifies that defendants may be convicted of lesser included offenses in cases filed via felony complaint. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 100, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1777
SB2201 SD1 HD2
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; Board of Dental Examiners; Board of Examiners in Optometry; Board of Veterinary Examiners
RELATING TO BOARDS.
Renames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties. (SB2201 HD2)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 203, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312). BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Espero, Gabbard, Harimoto, Ihara, Kim, Nishihara, Taniguchi IAC, CPC  HB2060
SB2237 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Schools; Property; Title; Transfer; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Education all property upon which a public elementary or intermediate school is situated. Gives the Department of Education power to acquire and hold title to real, personal, or mixed property for use for public educational purposes. Requires legislative approval prior to the sale or gift of lands to which the Department of Education holds title. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 210, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319). KIDANI, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, S. Chang, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi EDN/WAL, FIN
SB2244 SD1 HD2 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Opioid Therapy; Informed Consent; Prescription Limits
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires health care providers in the workers' compensation system who are authorized to prescribe opioids to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. Establishes limits for concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 155, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). BAKER, GABBARD, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, TOKUDA, S. Chang, English, Espero, Galuteria, Nishihara, Ruderman, Taniguchi LAB/HHS, CPC, FIN
SB2247 SD1 HD2 CD1
Opioid Antagonists; Prescriptions; Dispensing; Pharmacists
RELATING TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.
Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe, dispense, and provide related education on opioid antagonists to individuals at risk of opioid overdose and to family members and caregivers of individuals at risk of opioid overdose without the need for a written, approved collaborative agreement; subject to certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 154, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). BAKER, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, TOKUDA, S. Chang HHS, CPC
SB2258 SD1 HD2 CD1
Licensing; Audiologists; Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
RELATING TO LICENSING.
Clarifies that the licensing requirements for hearing aid dealers and fitters shall not apply to audiologists licensed pursuant to chapter 468E, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies that to be eligible for licensure as an audiologist, a person shall not be required to also be licensed as a hearing aid dealer and fitter. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 173, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282). KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz HHS, IAC, CPC  HB1948
SB2293 SD2 HD3 CD1
HHFDC; Affordable Housing; Maui; Front Street Apartments; Condemnation; Leialii Affordable Housing Project; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to institute proceedings to condemn the ground lease for the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project. Appropriates general funds for the appraisal and other preparations for the condemnation; provided that the County of Maui provides matching funds. Appropriates rental housing revolving funds to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation for the expedited construction of the Leialii affordable housing project. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 150, on 07/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251). BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Gabbard, Galuteria, Harimoto, Ihara, Nishihara, Ruderman HSG, LAB, FIN  HB2006
SB2297 HD2 CD1
Electrical Contractors; Licensing; Exemptions; High Voltage
RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.
Extends the sunset date of Act 65, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, which provides a limited exemption to the licensing requirements for certain individuals in situations when an electric utility must retain qualified individuals to work with high voltage (600 volts or higher) who are not licensed in the State but are otherwise deemed qualified by the electric utility. Requires the board of electricians and plumbers to submit reports to the legislature regarding high voltage electrical contractors. Takes effect on 6/29/2018. (CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 060, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161). BAKER, INOUYE, English, Galuteria, Nishihara LAB, IAC, CPC
SB2298 SD2 HD3 CD1
Primary Care Providers; Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Doctors; Pharmacists; Preceptors; Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS.
Allows advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, and physicians to receive income tax credits for acting as preceptors in volunteer-based supervised clinical training rotations provided to eligible students that enable the students to obtain an eligible healthcare professional degree or certificate. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2018. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2018- Act 043, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143). BAKER, INOUYE, English, Galuteria, Kim, Nishihara, K. Rhoads, Ruderman HHS, CPC, FIN  HB1967
SB2340 SD2 HD1 CD1
Health Insurance; Extended Coverage; Preexisting Conditions; Nondiscrimination
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Ensures certain benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act are preserved under Hawaii law, including: extending dependent coverage for adult children up to 26 years of age; prohibiting health insurance entities from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion; and prohibiting health insurance entities from using an individual's gender to determine premiums or contributions. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 111, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212). BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, GREEN, INOUYE, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Kidani HHS, CPC, FIN  HB2126
SB2346 SD2 HD1 CD1
AG; Address Confidentiality Program; Domestic Abuse; Sexual Offense; Stalking
RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
Establishes the Address Confidentiality Program in the Department of the Attorney General to help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking to relocate and keep the location of their physical address confidential. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 115, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216). BAKER, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele JUD, FIN  HB2132
SB2351 SD1 HD1 CD1
Employment; Job Applicants; Salary History; Gender Discrimination; Wage Secrecy
RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
Prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant's wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. Prohibits enforced wage secrecy and retaliation or discrimination against employees who disclose, discuss, or inquire about their own or coworkers' wages. Takes effect 1/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 108, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). KIM, BAKER, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2137
SB2361 SD2 HD1 CD1
Collective Bargaining; Cost Items; Benefits; Collective Bargaining Unit (14); Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for Fiscal Biennium 2017-2019 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for public employees in Collective Bargaining Unit (14) and for their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/6/2018- Act 020, 06/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1120). TOKUDA LAB, FIN  HB1726
SB2382 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Accounting and General Services; Vacant Department Facilities; Surveys and Reports; State Public Charter School Commission
RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct biennial surveys of all departments regarding unused facilities or under utilized Department of Education schools that may be used by public charter schools and to maintain an inventory of the facilities. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide biennial reports on the inventory to the State Public Charter School Commission. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 085, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). KIDANI, S. CHANG, Harimoto, Wakai EDN, FIN
SB2384 HD1 CD1
School Curriculum; Coding; Design Thinking; Department of Education
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Allows the Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan to integrate design thinking and coding in middle, intermediate, and high school curriculums. Requires that any such plan developed by the Department of Education, including any proposed legislation, be submitted to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 168, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277). KIDANI, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Inouye, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro EDN, FIN
SB2401 SD2 HD1 CD1
Homelessness; Housing; Ohana Zones Pilot Program; Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program; Medical Respite Pilot Program; Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Establishes the Ohana Zones Pilot Program, the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program, and the Medical Respite Pilot Program. Makes appropriations. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 209, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). ESPERO, GREEN, HARIMOTO HSG/HHS, FIN
SB2407 SD1 HD1 CD1
Medical Cannabis; Opioid Addiction; Substance Abuse; Debilitating Medical Condition
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Allows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms resulting from the treatment of those conditions. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). ESPERO, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Ihara HHS, JUD, CPC
SB2436 SD2 HD1 CD1
Firearms; Ammunition; Disqualification; Voluntary Surrender
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Requires voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition, upon disqualification from ownership, possession, or control, within seven days of disqualification. Shortens the time period after failing to voluntarily surrender or dispose of all firearms and ammunition upon disqualification, after which the chief of police may seize all firearms and ammunition, from thirty days to seven days. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 158, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). NISHIHARA, BAKER, K. RHOADS, Espero, L. Thielen, Wakai JUD
SB2461 SD1 HD1 CD1
Service Animals; Misrepresentation; Americans with Disabilities Act
RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.
Establishes a civil penalty for knowingly misrepresenting an animal as a service animal. Conforms Hawaii law with the definition of "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Takes effect on 1/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2018- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 217, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1326). RUDERMAN, ESPERO, Gabbard, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere JUD
SB2487 HD1 CD1
Health; Quality Assurance Committees; Definition
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Amends the definition of "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, hospices, and authorized state agencies. Allows for the creation of a quality assurance committee outside of a single health plan or hospital. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 136, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237). BAKER, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ihara, Ruderman HHS, CPC, FIN  HB1922
SB2488 SD2 HD1 CD1
Medical Cannabis; Health Insurance Reimbursement; Working Group
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Establishes the Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 161, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270). BAKER, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, TOKUDA, Ihara, Kim HHS, CPC, FIN  HB2741
SB2490 SD1 HD2 CD1
Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Act; Motor Vehicle Dealers; Manufacturers; Distributors
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.
Specifies certain recall reimbursement or repair requirements for manufacturers where a stop-sale order has been issued. Authorizes a license holder to engage in business at motor vehicle dealer locations that are affiliated by common ownership under the same license. Clarifies when certain manufacturers' or distributors' sales or service performance standards shall be deemed unreasonable, arbitrary, or unfair. Prohibits a manufacturer or distributor from requiring a dealer to perform certain construction or renovations to the dealer's facilities; purchase items for a dealership facility in certain circumstances; or provide certain consumer and proprietary data; unless certain conditions are met. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 163, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272). BAKER, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Espero, Galuteria, Ihara, Nishihara TRN, CPC, FIN
SB2514 SD1 HD1 CD1
Tax Administration; General Excise Tax; Online Sales; Interstate Sales; Collection
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides that a person is engaging in business in the State for the purpose of the general excise tax law if, in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, the person has $100,000 or more in gross income, or two hundred or more separate transactions, from the sale of tangible personal property delivered in the State, services used or consumed in the State, or intangible property used in the State. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 041, 06/12/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1141). DELA CRUZ (Introduced by request of another party) FIN
SB2519 SD2 HD1 CD1
Environment; Waste Diversion; Agribusiness Development Corporation
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to enter into contracts with private businesses to remove select municipal solid waste, glass, and food and green waste from the waste stream for use in other business sectors, including agriculture, construction, and energy production; provided the contracts benefit agricultural and agriculture-related projects. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, S. Chang, Shimabukuro, Wakai EEP, AGR, FIN
SB2524 SD1 HD1 CD1
Condominium Property Regimes; Land Use; Planned Community Associations; Notice; Agricultural Lands; County Subdivision Requirements
RELATING TO COUNTY LAND USE REQUIREMENTS.
For purposes of a county with a population of 750,000 or more: for planned community associations, requires the owner of any parcel of land subdivided as a condominium property regime in agricultural or preservation lands to provide public notice of the sale no later than ninety days after the sale of the parcel; Prohibits residential use of sheds or other structures on agricultural lands unless permitted under county ordinances and rules; allows for county enforcement and fines for violations of the prohibition; and allows for an application for registration of a project in an agricultural district to include in its verified statement comments on the availability of supportive infrastructure, the potential impact on environmental resources, and other requirements of county ordinances and rules. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1256). DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, WAKAI, S. Chang, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro WAL, FIN
SB2556 SD1 HD1 CD1
Industrial Hemp Pilot Program; Industrial Hemp Special Fund
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes an Industrial Hemp Special Fund within the Department of Agriculture to deposit fees and expend funds necessary for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. (CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 059, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). GABBARD, GALUTERIA, RIVIERE, Baker, Kim AGR, FIN
SB2567 SD2 HD2 CD1
Cesspool Conversion Working Group; Statewide Study of Sewage Contamination in Nearshore Marine Areas; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Establishes a Cesspool Conversion Working Group within the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for the conversion of all statewide cesspools by 2050. Requires the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive statewide study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas. Appropriates funding to the Department of Health to conduct research or gather technical assistance and to the University of Hawaii for the study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 132, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233). GABBARD, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, Ihara EEP, HHS, FIN
SB2571 SD2 HD2 CD1
Environment; Water Pollution; Sunscreen; Oxybenzone; Octinoxate; Sale; Distribution; Prohibition
RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.
Beginning January 1, 2021, bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider to preserve marine ecosystems. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 104, 07/03/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). GABBARD, KIM, Galuteria, Ihara, Nishihara, L. Thielen EEP, CPC, FIN
SB2581 SD1 HD2 CD1
King Kamehameha Commission; Members; Executive Director
RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.
Increases the number of members on the King Kamehameha celebration commission from thirteen to fifteen. Establishes an executive director to be appointed by the commission. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 083, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). TANIGUCHI VMI, OMH, FIN  HB2516
SB2582 SD1 HD1 CD1
Negligent Homicide; Extended Term of Imprisonment
RELATING TO EXTENDED TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT.
Authorizes the courts to impose an extended term of imprisonment for an offender who is convicted of negligent homicide in the first degree and did not remain at the scene of the crime and render reasonable assistance to an injured person. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 040, 06/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140). TANIGUCHI, ESPERO JUD
SB2612 SD1 HD1 CD1
Liquor License; Class 10 Special License; Fundraising Events; Social Clubs; Fee Waiver
RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
Allows social clubs granted federal tax-exempt status to sell wine from the social club's inventory to club members for off-premises consumption. Waives certain requirements for the issuance of class 10 special licenses. Enables class 10 special licensees to auction off liquor in sealed or covered containers or services that provide liquor. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 091, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, Kim JUD, FIN  HB2292
SB2613 HD1 CD1
Liquor License; Restaurant Licenses; New Licenses; Transfer of License; Liquor Commission
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Authorizes the county liquor commissions to issue new class 2 restaurant licenses before restaurants commence operation. Clarifies that class 2 restaurant licenses are transferrable. Requires an applicant for a new class 2 restaurant license or a transferee to certify that the applicant or transferee intends to and shall derive no less than thirty per cent of the establishment's gross revenue from the sale of foods. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 090, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA JUD, FIN  HB2291
SB2619 SD2 HD2 CD1
Aeronautics; Administrative Rules; Penalties
RELATING TO AERONAUTICS.
Replaces criminal penalties for certain airport offenses addressed in the State's aeronautics laws or in certain administrative rules or orders issued pursuant thereto with fines. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 064, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1165). KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Baker, Galuteria TRN, JUD, FIN
SB2646 SD1 HD3 CD1
Electronic Prescription Accountability System; Prescription Drugs
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
Requires prescribers of certain controlled substances to consult the State's Electronic Prescription Accountability System before issuing a prescription for the controlled substance, under certain circumstances. Provides that a violation by a prescriber shall not be subject to criminal penalty provisions but that a violation may be grounds for professional discipline. Repeals on 6/30/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 153, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). BAKER, INOUYE, KIDANI, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, K. Rhoads, L. Thielen HHS, CPC, JUD, FIN  HB2531
SB2647 HD3
Mental Health Counselors; Licensure; Qualifications; Practicum Experience
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.
Amends the practicum experience requirements for qualification for licensure as a mental health counselor. (SB2647 HD3)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 185, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1294). BAKER, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Nishihara, L. Thielen HHS, IAC, CPC  HB2058
SB2653 SD1 HD1 CD1
Physicians; Surgeons; Osteopathic Physicians; Licensure; Licensure by Endorsement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CHAPTER 453, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Establishes requirements for licensure by endorsement for physicians, surgeons, and osteopathic physicians beginning on 12/31/2018. Appropriates moneys. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2018- Act 044, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kim, Nishihara IAC/HHS, CPC, FIN  HB2059
SB2691 SD1 HD1 CD1
State Agencies; Boards; Public Meetings; Copy of Notice; Electronic Mail
RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.
Allows boards, under Hawaii' Sunshine Law, to provide a copy of the public notice of a meeting to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor or appropriate county clerk's office via electronic mail. (CD1)
(S) 6/29/2018- Act 063, 06/28/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). ENGLISH, BAKER, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKUDA, Galuteria, Ihara, Ruderman LAB, JUD
SB2693 SD1 HD1 CD1
Festival of Pacific Arts; Temporary Commission; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
Makes an appropriation to the temporary commission on the thirteenth Festival of Pacific Arts to plan for the Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Honolulu from 6/11 - 6/27/2020. Effective 7/1/2018. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 142, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243). ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, K. KAHELE, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Gabbard, Ihara VMI, FIN
SB2699 SD2 HD1 CD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Hotel Resort Fees; Gross Rental Proceeds
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Imposes the transient accommodations tax on additional resort fees that must be included in gross rental proceeds. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1257). WAKAI, BAKER, RIVIERE, Dela Cruz, Harimoto, Kim, Nishihara TOU, FIN  HB2432
SB2714 SD1 HD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Weight Tax; Exemption for Lifts and Ramps
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.
Excludes the weight of disability access modifications from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax. Takes effect on 7/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 076, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, Baker, Inouye, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Wakai TRN, FIN  HB2232
SB2719 SD1 HD1 CD1
Sexual Abuse of Minors; Civil Action; Statute of Limitations
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Extends the period during which a victim of child sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred civil action against the victim's abuser or an entity with a duty of care. Applies retroactively to April 24, 2012. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 098, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199). SHIMABUKURO, Kidani, Kouchi JUD  HB2189
SB2738 SD1 HD1 CD1
Protection of Personal Information; Unclaimed Electronic Devices
RELATING TO FOUND ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
Clarifies that found electronic devices that may contain personal information shall be sanitized before they are provided to finders or disposed of by public auction or other means. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 082, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD, FIN  HB2311
SB2740 SD1 HD2 CD1
Claims Against the State; Appropriation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Appropriates funds to satisfy several claims against the State, its officers, or its employees. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 024, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB2313
SB2742 SD1 HD1 CD1
Criminal History Record Information
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION.
Resolves inconsistencies in the processing of expungements and public dissemination of criminal history record information related to cases in which the defendant is acquitted or charges are dismissed by reason of physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect or the defendant is involuntarily hospitalized. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 097, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2315
SB2745 SD1 HD1 CD1
Confidential Personal Information; Property Rights
RELATING TO CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Amends the definition of "confidential personal information" for offenses against property rights to eliminate unconstitutionally vague provisions. Specifies other types of confidential personal information. Clarifies when a password constitutes confidential personal information. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 101, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2318
SB2766 SD2 HD1 CD1
Employees' Retirement System; Accidental Death; Service-Connected Disability
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Clarifies the applicability of benefits for accidental death and service-connected disability benefits for members of the Employees' Retirement System. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 069, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2339
SB2767 SD2 HD1 CD1
Employees' Retirement System; Acquisition of Retirement Service Credit
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Amends and clarifies the acquisition of service credit provisions to maintain the tax-qualified status of the Employees' Retirement System in compliance with the federal Internal Revenue Code. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 070, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2340
SB2783 HD1 CD1
Public Housing; State Low-income Housing; Elder or Elderly Housing; Smoking Prohibited
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Prohibits smoking in and increases the smoke-free zone around certain areas and buildings in public housing projects, state low-income housing projects, and elder or elderly housing from 20 to 25 feet. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 127, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, JUD  HB2356
SB2790 SD2 HD2 CD1
Rights of Children in Foster Care
RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE.
Replaces the guiding principles for children in foster care under the Child Protective Act with the rights of children in foster care, which preserves the current rights of children in foster care and provides certain additional rights. Clarifies that the rights of children in foster shall not give rise to a private cause of action for a violation of any right under the applicable law. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 105, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS, JUD, FIN  HB2363
SB2791 SD2 HD1 CD1
DHS; DOE; OYS; HYCF; Juvenile Justice Reform; Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center
RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM.
Permits the establishment of the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center within the Department of Human Services under the supervision of the Office of Youth Services and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facilities. Clarifies that the Department of Education shall be the sole provider of standards-based education for youth adults at risk and young adults identified with special needs or actively receiving special education services. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 208, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS, JUD, FIN  HB2364
SB2799 SD1 HD2 CD1
Licensed Dental Hygienists; Public Health Setting; Supervision
RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF LICENSED DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN A PUBLIC HEALTH SETTING.
Clarifies the scope of practice of licensed dental hygienists in a public health setting. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 139, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS, IAC, CPC  HB2372
SB2801 SD2 HD1 CD1
Labor Law Enforcement Special Fund; Collections; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
Establishes the Labor Law Enforcement Special Fund to finance the collection of penalties and fees for violations of labor law; establishes two positions, including an attorney and legal assistant, in the Department of the Attorney General to represent the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in collecting penalties for violations of law. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 187, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1296). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2374
SB2803 SD2 HD1 CD1
Boiler and Elevator Safety Law; Boiler and Elevator Revolving Fund
RELATING TO BOILER AND ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.
Makes housekeeping amendments to the Boiler and Elevator Safety Law. Changes the name of the Boiler and Elevator Special Fund to the Boiler and Elevator Revolving Fund. Extends the time from five to ten years for the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to reimburse the general fund from the Boiler and Elevator Revolving Fund. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 186, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1295). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2376
SB2821 SD1 HD1 CD1
Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2017; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of 12/31/2017, except as provided. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 027, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1127). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2394
SB2831 SD2 HD1 CD1
UH; Procurement
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Reinstates the authority of the University of Hawaii President as the Chief Procurement Officer for contracts for construction and construction-related professional services furnished by licensees under chapter 464, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires the University of Hawaii to submit an annual report to the Legislature detailing all capital improvement projects approved by the Board of Regents no later than 20 days prior to each regular session. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 042, 06/12/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1142). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, HED, FIN  HB2404
SB2851 SD1 HD1 CD1
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. (CD1)
(S) 6/6/2018- Act 018, 06/04/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2183
SB2854 SD1 HD2 CD1
Mopeds; Registration Requirements; Fine
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
Establishes a fine not to exceed $100 for moped owners who fail to comply with moped registration requirements. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 077, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). IHARA, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIM, K. RHOADS, Baker, S. Chang, Harimoto, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai TRN, JUD, FIN  HB2436
SB2858 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Public Improvements; State Building Design and Construction; New Public Schools; Disaster Preparedness; Hurricane; Standards
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires the State to consider hurricane resistant criteria when designing and constructing new public schools for the capability of providing shelter refuge. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2018- Act 084, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). NISHIHARA, BAKER, ESPERO, Wakai PBS, FIN
SB2861 SD2 HD1 CD1
DPS; Inmate Rehabilitation; Reentry System; Reporting Requirements
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to establish performance indicators. Requires annual reports of the established performance indicators, criminal offender treatment programs, and programs established pursuant to the Community Safety Act. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 212, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321). NISHIHARA, BAKER, ESPERO, Wakai PBS, FIN
SB2868 SD3 HD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Transient Accommodations Brokers; Travel Agencies; Tour Packagers
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Imposes registration requirements and the transient accommodations tax on transient accommodations brokers, travel agencies, and tour packagers that enter into arrangements to furnish transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates on their share of the proceeds. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/18. (SB2868 HD1)
(S) 7/11/2018- Act 211, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320). KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, WAKAI TOU, FIN  HB2187
SB2909 SD2 HD1 CD1
Law Enforcement; Study; Legislative Reference Bureau
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study that examines consolidating the law enforcement activities and responsibilities of various state divisions and agencies under a single, centralized state enforcement division or agency. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 124, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). TOKUDA, BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2203
SB2919 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Library Lands; Leases; BOE
RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
Establishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the state librarian and board of education to report to the legislature. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1258). KIDANI, S. Chang, Gabbard, Galuteria, K. Kahele, Kouchi, Ruderman, Shimabukuro EDN/WAL, FIN
SB2922 SD1 HD1
Public Education; Investment Real Property; Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VIII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to authorize the Legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to support public education. (SB2922 HD1)
(S) 5/3/2018- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, S. CHANG, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, K. RHOADS, K. Kahele EDN
SB2945 HD1 CD1
Liquor; Liquor License; Tax Clearance
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Eliminates the requirement that the applicant for a liquor license or renewal of a license, or in the case of transfer of a liquor license, both the transferor and the transferee, produce either a tax clearance certificate from the Internal Revenue Service or proof of entering into an installment plan agreement with the Internal Revenue Service. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2018- Act 025, 06/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, Kim CPC, FIN  HB2565
SB2990 SD2 HD2 CD1
Paid Family Leave; Legislative Reference Bureau; Sunrise Analysis; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a sunrise analysis of the impacts of and best framework for the establishment of paid family leave. Requires a report and proposed legislation be submitted to the legislature by 9/1/2019. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2018- Act 109, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). TOKUDA, BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, HARIMOTO, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, Galuteria, Kidani LAB, FIN  HB2598
SB2992 SD1 HD1 CD1
Campaign Finance Law; Advertisements
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Exempts signs and banners from certain election law disclaimer requirements relating to advertisements. Requires signs and banners advocating the passage or defeat of an issue or question on the ballot to contain the name and address of the candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee paying for the sign or banner. (CD1)
(S) 7/10/2018- Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1259). TANIGUCHI JUD
SB3000 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Research and Development Program; Research and Development Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INNOVATION BUSINESS.
Establishes the research and development program in the Hawaii technology development corporation to help Hawaii-based small businesses optimize research and development performed in Hawaii. Establishes the research and development special fund. Appropriates funds for the purposes of the research and development program. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 141, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242). KIDANI, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, Harimoto, Ihara, K. Kahele, Kim, Taniguchi EDB, FIN  HB2556
SB3002 SD1 HD1 CD1
Libraries; Notary Services; Exemption; Fee
RELATING TO LIBRARIES.
Authorizes the State Librarian to designate one or more public library employees to be notaries public. Allows designated employees to perform as notaries public in government service for fees that will be deposited into the Library Fee for Enhanced Services Special Fund. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2018- Act 167, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276). KIDANI, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KIM, Dela Cruz, Nishihara, Taniguchi EDN, FIN
SB3058 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hilo Community Economic District; Redevelopment; Lease Restrictions; Request for Interest; Public Auction
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Defines the Hilo community economic district. Authorizes BLNR to extend or modify the terms of certain public land leases within the economic district upon approval by BLNR of a lessee's development agreement to make substantial improvements to or construct new improvements on the land as long as the length of any extension granted does not extend the original lease term by more than 40 years. Establishes conditions for BLNR to approve any extension of the fixed rental period of term of certain public land leases in the economic district. Establishes causes of economic hardship for which BLNR may modify or eliminate any of the existing statutory restrictions on public land leases in the economic district, extend or modify the fixed rental period of these leases, or extend the term of these leases and amends the conditions for BLNR's approval of any such modification, elimination, or extension. Establishes a separate request for interest process to public lands in the economic district. Requires qualified bidders to deposit an amount equal to one per cent of the value of the leasehold improvements. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 149, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250). K. KAHELE, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai WAL, EDB, FIN  HB2641
SB3077 SD2 HD1 CD1
Renewable Fuel Tax Credit
RELATING TO BIOFUELS.
Expands the renewable fuel tax credit cap by lowering the production threshold and expanding the types of renewable fuel eligible for the credit. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2017. (CD1)
(H) 7/10/2018- Act 143, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). INOUYE, S. Chang, Espero, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, K. Rhoads, Shimabukuro, Wakai EEP, FIN
SB3095 SD1 HD1 CD1
Mandatory Pesticide Disclosure; Pesticide Reporting and Regulation Program; Chlorpyrifos; Pesticide Use Revolving Fund; Pesticide Drift Monitoring Study; Appropriation
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Beginning 1/1/2019, requires all users of restricted use pesticides to be subject to a requirement to report on their use of restricted use pesticides to the Department of Agriculture (DOA). Prohibits the use of a restricted use pesticide on or within 100 feet of a school during normal school hours beginning on 1/1/2019. Prohibits the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos as an active ingredient beginning 1/1/2019; provided that the DOA shall grant any person, upon request, a temporary permit allowing the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos through 12/31/2022. Provides for the deposit into the pesticide use revolving fund of all penalties and fines collected under the Hawaii Pesticides Law. Revises the ceiling and use of the pesticide use revolving fund. Requires the DOA to develop a pesticide drift monitoring study no later 7/1/2019. Appropriates general funds for the pesticide drift monitoring study, establishment of two full-time equivalent positions, and outreach and education. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2018- Act 045, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). RUDERMAN, GREEN, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Inouye, Kim AGR, EEP, FIN