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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 ($)
RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff necessary to develop and manage the TOD zone improvement project. (CD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). HARIMOTO, ESPERO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RIVIERE, English, Ihara, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi HSG/TRN, WAL, FIN  HB999
SB1183 SD2 HD2 CD1
County Surcharge on State Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
(See appropriate draft for description)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). INOUYE, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, K. KAHELE, KIDANI TRN, FIN  HB1442
SB1208 SD2 HD1 CD1
Twin Bridge Farms; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Appropriation ($)
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
SB2939 SD2
Ratepayer Protection Act; Public Utilities Commission; Electric Utilities; Performance Incentive and Penalty Mechanisms
RELATING TO ENERGY.
On or before January 1, 2020, requires the PUC to establish performance incentive and penalty mechanisms that directly tie electric utility revenues to the utility's achievement on performance metrics. Exempts member-owned cooperative electric utilities. Effective 7/1/2018. (SD2)
(S) 4/24/2018- Act 005, 04/24/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1105). S. CHANG EEP, FIN
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