Hawaii State Legislature
2008 Senate Concurrent Resolutions
All concurrent resolutions that were offered in the Senate.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
SCR1
442nd Go For Broke; Commemorative Stamp
URGING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO ISSUE A POSTAL STAMP HONORING THE WORLD WAR II JAPANESE-AMERICAN NISEI SOLDIERS.
(S ) 1/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 01-23-08. IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HEE, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Taniguchi  SR1
SCR2

URGING THE PEOPLE, BUSINESSES, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS OF HAWAII TO PARTICIPATE IN GRASS-ROOTS PROGRAMS SUPPORTING MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES.
(S ) 2/27/2008 - The committee on IGM deferred the measure. HANABUSA (BR) IGM  HCR54
SCR3
AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF SUBMERGED LANDS AT HONOULIULI, EWA, OAHU, FOR DRAINAGE CHANNEL PURPOSES
AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF SUBMERGED LANDS AT HONOULIULI, EWA, OAHU, FOR DRAINAGE CHANNEL PURPOSES.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to WTL, WAM. HANABUSA (BR) WTL, WAM  HCR55
SCR4
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT LAHAINA, MAUI, FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF EXISTING CONCRETE PILLARS AND IMPROVEMENTS PURPOSES
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT LAHAINA, MAUI, FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF EXISTING CONCRETE PILLARS AND IMPROVEMENTS PURPOSES.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. HANABUSA (BR) WLH  HCR56
SCR5 SD1
Statewide Interfaith Steering Committee
SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF THE ALL BELIEVERS NETWORK TO ESTABLISH THE STATEWIDE INTERFAITH STEERING COMMITTEE TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF ORGANIZING A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL INTERFAITH CONFERENCE IN HAWAII TO TAKE PLACE BY 2011.
(S ) 4/17/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-17-08. CHUN OAKLAND TAC
SCR6
HTA, DBEDT; Appropriate Funds from Tourism Marketing; Preservation of Hawaii's Beaches
ENCOURAGING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO REDIRECT FINANCIAL AND OTHER RESOURCES FROM TOURISM MARKETING TO THE MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION OF HAWAII'S BEACHES.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TSG/EDT. CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD TSG/EDT
SCR7 SD1
Abandoned and Underutilized Public Property; Human Services
REQUESTING THE STATE AND COUNTIES TO COMPILE AN INVENTORY OF ABANDONED, EXCESS, AND UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTIES UNDER THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.
(H ) 3/13/2008 - Referred to WLH, HSH, referral sheet 45 CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, SAKAMOTO WLH, HSH
SCR8
Shifting the Year of the Family Celebration from 2008 to 2009
REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RESCHEDULE THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY CELEBRATION FROM 2008 TO 2009.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. CHUN OAKLAND HSH  SR3
SCR9
Promoting Hawaii as the World Interfaith Harmony Capital
PROMOTING HAWAII AS THE WORLD'S INTERFAITH HARMONY CAPITAL.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TSG. CHUN OAKLAND TSG
SCR10
Sister State-City Relationship; Hawaii and Sarrat, Philippines
APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE-MUNICIPALITY RELATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF SARRAT IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TIA. CHUN OAKLAND TIA  SR4
SCR11
Sister State-City Relationship; Hawaii and Sarrat, Philippines
APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE-CITY RELATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CITY OF SARRAT IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TIA. CHUN OAKLAND TIA  SR5
SCR12
Genocide; Trafficking; Northern Uganda
CONDEMNING THE GENOCIDE AND VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN UGANDA AND URGING CONGRESS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENT TO ENGAGE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF UGANDA.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TIA/IGM. CHUN OAKLAND TIA/IGM  SR6
SCR13
Absentee Ballots; Time of Mailing
REQUESTING THE CLERK OF EACH COUNTY TO MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN A TIMELY MANNER TO PROMOTE INFORMED VOTING.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to IGM/JDL. CHUN OAKLAND IGM/JDL  SR7
SCR14
Absentee Ballots; Postage Prepaid Return Envelopes
REQUESTING THE CLERK OF EACH COUNTY TO INCLUDE A POSTAGE PREPAID RETURN ENVELOPE WITH EACH BALLOT MAILED TO AN ABSENTEE VOTER.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to IGM/JDL. CHUN OAKLAND IGM/JDL  SR8
SCR15
Health; Food Establishments; Food Service; Trans Fat
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF REDUCING OR ELIMINATING THE USE OF TRANS FATS IN FOOD PREPARATION AND FOOD SERVICE BY HAWAII'S RESTAURANT INDUSTRY.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - The committee on HTH deferred the measure. CHUN OAKLAND HTH  SR9
SCR16
Feral Pigs; Population Reduction; DLNR
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PREPARE A PLAN TO REDUCE THE STATEWIDE FERAL PIG POPULATION.
(S ) 3/24/2008 - The committee on WTL deferred the measure. CHUN OAKLAND WTL  SR10
SCR17 SD1
Ornamental Reef Fish; Administrative Rules; Creation of FRA's
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REGARDING THE CREATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LIMITS FOR THE COLLECTION OF ORNAMENTAL REEF FISH AND URGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FISH REPLENISHMENT AREAS FOR THE WATERS OF OAHU AND MAUI TO REGULATE THE COLLECTION OF ORNAMENTAL, NON-CONSUMPTIVE FISH ONLY.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 79 BAKER, Chun Oakland, English, Espero, Nishihara, Trimble, Tsutsui WLH, FIN  SR11
SCR18
Task Force; Disaster-preparedness needs of individuals with disabilities and special health needs
REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO CONVENE A STATEWIDE TASK FORCE TO ADVISE THE CIVIL DEFENSE DIVISION ON THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS.
(S ) 4/8/2008 - Re-Referred to HSP, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND HSP, WAM  SR12
SCR19
BOE; Financial Literacy; HSA Tests
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE QUESTIONS IN THE HAWAII STATE ASSESSMENT TESTS THAT REQUIRE THE DEMONSTRATION OF A MASTERY OF FINANCIAL LITERACY CONCEPTS.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU. CHUN OAKLAND EDU  SR13
SCR20 SD1
Study; cervical cancer immunization
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ASSESS THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF REQUIRING CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATIONS FOR GIRLS BEFORE THEY ENTER THE SEVENTH GRADE.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 79 CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, TOKUDA HLT, FIN  HCR51SR14
SCR21
Support for Malama O Kamali'i Makamae
EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF MALAMA O KAMALI‘I MAKAMAE'S EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH STATE-OF-THE-ART CARE FACILITIES AND REQUESTING THE COOPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, AND OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CARE FACILITIES.
(S ) 2/27/2008 - The committee(s) on HSP/HTH/AHW deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 02-28-08 at 2:00 pm in conference room 016. CHUN OAKLAND HSP/HTH/AHW  SR16
SCR22
Equity in Athletics; Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink
RECOGNIZING PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK FOR CHAMPIONING THE CAUSE OF EQUITY IN ATHLETICS ON BEHALF OF ALL WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES.
(S ) 3/7/2008 - Recommitted to EDU. CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, SAKAMOTO EDU
SCR23
Disabled services; Internet Service
REQUESTING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE FREE INTERNET SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to HSP/EDT. CHUN OAKLAND HSP/EDT
SCR24 SD1
Domestic Violence; Adolescents
DESIGNATING THE FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY 2009 AS HAWAII TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK.
(H ) 3/11/2008 - Referred to JUD, referral sheet 43 CHUN OAKLAND JUD
SCR25 SD1
Aging; Task Force
CONVENING A TASK FORCE ON AGING TO STUDY THE NEED FOR AND FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF AGING.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT/HSH, FIN, referral sheet 80 CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, IHARA, SAKAMOTO HLT/HSH, FIN
SCR26 SD1
Abandoned and Underutilized Public Property; Community Needs
REQUESTING THE STATE AND COUNTIES TO PROVIDE FOR THE SHARING OF THE SAME LOCATION FOR EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, HEALTH, AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS IN ABANDONED, EXCESS, AND UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTIES UNDER THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.
(H ) 3/13/2008 - Referred to WLH, HSH, referral sheet 45 CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, SAKAMOTO WLH, HSH
SCR27
KEIKI CAUCUS; STUDENT CONFERENCE; ABSTINENCE ONLY SEX EDUCATION.
RECOMMENDING THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION CONSIDER CHANGING ITS SEX EDUCATION POLICY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF HAWAII FROM A PROGRAM OF ABSTINENCE-ONLY TO A COMPREHENSIVE, BALANCED, AND CONSISTENT SEX EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES ABSTINENCE AND THE USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES, AND MAKING THAT PROGRAM MANDATORY FOR GRADUATION.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU/HTH. CHUN OAKLAND EDU/HTH
SCR28
Teen Pregnancy; Keiki Caucus
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND ITS TEEN PREGNANCY EDUCATION PROGRAM AND ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO TRAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO EDUCATE AND RAISE AWARENESS AMONG TEENS ABOUT TEEN PREGNANCY.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU/HTH. CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, GABBARD EDU/HTH
SCR29
DOE; Community Assistance Resources; Volunteer Hawaii
ENCOURAGING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF VOLUNTEER HAWAII TO INCREASE COMMUNITY AWARENESS, SUPPORT, AND INVOLVEMENT.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU. CHUN OAKLAND EDU
SCR30
Keiki Caucus; Hawaii Conference; Fine Arts Curriculum
RECOMMENDING THAT FINE ARTS BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU. CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD EDU
SCR31
Keiki Caucus; Comprehensive Recycling Program; Student Conference
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE RECYCLING OPTIONS AND DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE RECYCLING PROGRAM.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to EDU. CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD EDU
SCR32
Keiki Caucus; Student Conference; Extracurricular Credits
REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ALLOW CREDITS FOR CURRENT PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR SPORTS FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL FITNESS AND MENTAL WELL-BEING AND SUPPORT A REDUCTION IN OBESITY AMONGST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
(S ) 3/24/2008 - The committee on EDU deferred the measure. CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, SAKAMOTO EDU
SCR33 SD1 HD1
Home and Community Based Services; EOA; DOH; DHS; Study
REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK ON THE LONG TERM LIVING INITIATIVE.
(H ) 4/23/2008 - Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 705). TSUTSUI, BAKER, ENGLISH HSH/HLT, FIN
SCR34
Maui Health Initiatives Task Force; Tax Recommendations; Study
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON IMPLEMENTING THE TAX INCENTIVE RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAUI HEALTH INITIATIVE TASK FORCE TO ENCOURAGE THE FORMATION OF AN ADEQUATE MEDICAL SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE TO CARE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF MAUI.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 80 TSUTSUI, BAKER, ENGLISH HLT, FIN  SR15
SCR35 SD1
Long-Term Care Study
REQUESTING THE MAUI HEALTH INITIATIVE TASK FORCE AND MAUI LONG TERM CARE PARTNERSHIP TO SUBMIT THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LONG TERM CARE COMMISSION TO IMPROVE SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR OLDER PERSONS, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE STATE.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT/HSH, FIN, referral sheet 80 TSUTSUI, BAKER, ENGLISH HLT/HSH, FIN
SCR36
LRB; Appointment of Director
CALLING FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPOINTING THE DIRECTOR OF THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to WAM. ESPERO WAM
SCR37 SD1
LRB Study on State Deaf and Hard of Hearing Facility
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING INDIVIDUALS.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. CHUN OAKLAND LMG
SCR38
Hearing Aids; Medicaid; Private Health Insurance.
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO OFFER COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to HTH/CPH, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, BUNDA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA HTH/CPH, WAM
SCR39
Insurance; Cancer Treatment; Mandatory Coverage
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL FORMS OF CANCER TREATMENT.
(S ) 3/24/2008 - The committee on HTH deferred the measure. CHUN OAKLAND HTH/CPH, WAM
SCR40
Health Insurance; Required Coverage; Colorectal Cancer Screening
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR COLONOSCOPY COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to HTH/CPH, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND HTH/CPH, WAM
SCR41 SD1
Sunrise Review; Industrial Hygiene, Safety, and Health Physics
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, SAFETY, AND HEALTH PHYSICS PROFESSIONS.
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-29-08. TANIGUCHI HLT/CPC
SCR42
Civil Defense; Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CIVIL DEFENSE DIVISION, AND TO REPORT ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO SHIFT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER RELIEF, AND HOMELAND SECURITY COSTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to IGM, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND IGM, WAM
SCR43
Makua Valley Task Force
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MAKUA VALLEY TASK FORCE.
(S ) 2/27/2008 - The committee on IGM deferred the measure. HANABUSA (BR) IGM  SR18
SCR44 SD1
National Monument for Women
REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL MONUMENT FOR WOMEN IN WASHINGTON, D.C., TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS OF AMERICA'S WOMEN.
(H ) 3/13/2008 - Referred to TAC, referral sheet 45 HANABUSA (BR) TAC  SR19
SCR45
Taiwan; Free Trade Agreement
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TIA/TSG/EDT. HANABUSA (BR) TIA/TSG/EDT  SR21
SCR46
Dogs and Cats Breeding; Licenses or Permits; Study
REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXPLORE THE ADVISABILITY OF ENACTING LAWS OR ADOPTING REGULATORY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO REGULATE THE BREEDING OF DOGS AND CATS.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to AHW. HANABUSA (BR) AHW  SR23
SCR47 SD1
F-14 Tomcat Stamp
RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE THE HONORABLE SERVICE OF THE U.S. NAVY'S F-14 TOMCAT IN DEFENDING FREEDOM.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 03-28-08. CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Nishihara PSM  SR22
SCR48
Taiwan; Tourism
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT ACTIVITIES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VISITORS FROM TAIWAN.
(S ) 2/8/2008 - Referred to TSG. HANABUSA (BR) TSG  SR20
SCR49
Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Ceded Lands Settlement
REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, CONDUCT STATEWIDE INFORMATIONAL HEARINGS ON THE CEDED LANDS TRUST SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.
(S ) 2/5/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 02-05-08. HANABUSA
SCR50 SD1
Renewable Energy Land Classification Study
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBDISTRICT CLASSIFICATION OF LANDS AS PERMISSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION AND TO STUDY, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, THE COST OF PROVIDING A NON-REFUNDABLE INCOME TAX CREDIT TO RESIDENTS OF COMMUNITIES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SUB-DISTRICTS THAT PRODUCE RENEWABLE ENERGY.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - 58Referred to EEP/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 80 NISHIHARA, Espero, Hooser EEP/WLH, FIN
SCR51 SD1
Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement
URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE KOREA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT.
(H ) 4/1/2008 - Referred to INT, EDB, referral sheet 67 KIM, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, HANABUSA, HEE, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Baker, Chun Oakland, English, Gabbard, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Kokubun, Menor, Sakamoto, Slom, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Trimble, Tsutsui INT, EDB  SR25
SCR52 HD2
Taiwan Visa Waiver
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO WORK WITH THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO EXPAND THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM TO INCLUDE TAIWAN.
(S ) 4/24/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-24-08. ENGLISH INT, TAC  SR26
SCR53 SD1 HD1
Taiwan Free Trade Agreement
REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN.
(S ) 4/24/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-24-08. ENGLISH INT, EDB  SR27
SCR54
Aloha Tower Development Corporation; Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF THE ALOHA TOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO LAWSUITS RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
(H ) 4/18/2008 - Re-referred to TRN, referral sheet 89 KIM, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Baker, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hee, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Kokubun, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Whalen TRN
SCR55
Female Representation; Veterans Policy Advisory Board
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF VETERANS' SERVICES TO ADOPT A POLICY TO ENSURE A MINIMUM REPRESENTATION OF FEMALES ON THE POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ON VETERANS' SERVICES.
(S ) 2/27/2008 - The committee on IGM deferred the measure. INOUYE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, KIM, TOKUDA IGM  SR28
SCR56
State Lands; Displaced Residents of Kilauea Volcano
CONVENING A TASK FORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM, AND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TO IDENTIFY AVAILABLE STATE LANDS TO RELOCATE RESIDENTS IN PUNA AND PAHOA AS A RESULT OF THE LAVA FLOW FROM THE KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTION.
(S ) 2/13/2008 - Referred to WTL. INOUYE, Bunda, Hemmings, Ige, Kim WTL  SR29
SCR57
Pahoa High & Intermediate; Gymnasium Name Change to Helene H. Hale Gymnasium
REQUESTING THAT PAHOA HIGH AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DEDICATE ITS GYMNASIUM IN HONOR OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE HELENE H. HALE, BY CHANGING THE NAME OF THE GYMNASIUM TO "HELENE H. HALE GYMNASIUM."
(S ) 3/19/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 03-19-08. KOKUBUN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, HANABUSA, HEMMINGS, HOOSER, INOUYE, TOKUDA, Bunda, Gabbard, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Taniguchi, Trimble, Tsutsui EDN
SCR58 SD1
Sunshine Law Task Force
ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE SUNSHINE LAW AND RECOMMEND LIMITED, PRACTICAL, AND NECESSARY EXCEPTIONS THAT ENABLE BOARDS TO EFFICIENTLY CONDUCT BUSINESS WHILE MAINTAINING PUBLIC TRUST AND ADHERENCE TO OPEN GOVERNMENT PRINCIPLES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to JUD, LMG, referral sheet 80 HANABUSA (BR) JUD, LMG  SR30
SCR59 SD1
Voyaging Canoes; DLNR; Department of Transportation
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP OF STAKEHOLDERS TO CONDUCT A STUDY AS TO THE FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING A PERMANENT PORT AND DOCK FACILITY FOR THE VOYAGING CANOES HOKULE‘A, MAKALI‘I, HOKUALAKA‘I, NANAHOE, AND MO‘OKIHA AND TO RECOMMEND A LOCATION FOR SUCH A FACILITY.
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Bertram, Nakasone, M. Oshiro, Takai excused. HANABUSA (BR) TRN/WLH, FIN  SR31
SCR60
State Payroll; Efficiency Study
REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES STUDY AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF UPGRADING THE STATE’S PAYROLL AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to TSG/JDL. NISHIHARA, TRIMBLE, Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Hooser, Kokubun, Taniguchi, Tokuda TSG/JDL  SR33
SCR61
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Request for Proposals
URGING THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO FORM A PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO RENOVATE THE STATE'S PUBLIC HOUSING INVENTORY.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Brower, Cabanilla, Carroll, Manahan, McKelvey, Meyer, Nakasone, Wakai excused. CHUN OAKLAND HSH, FIN
SCR62
QUEST-ACE Public Awareness Campaign; DHS
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR THE QUEST-ACE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to HSP/HTH. CHUN OAKLAND HSP/HTH  SR35
SCR63 SD1
Domestic Violence; Purple Ribbon and Purple Arm Band Campaign
ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN THE PURPLE RIBBON AND PURPLE ARM BAND CAMPAIGN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
(H ) 3/31/2008 - Referred to HSH, referral sheet 64 CHUN OAKLAND HSH  SR36
SCR64
Language Access Month
URGING THE LEGISLATURE TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER AS LANGUAGE ACCESS MONTH.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to JDL/TSG. CHUN OAKLAND JDL/TSG  SR37
SCR65
Smoking; Medicaid Covered Counseling
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO COLLECT DATA AND REPORT HOW COUNSELING COVERAGE COULD BE PROVIDED TO ALL MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WISHING TO QUIT SMOKING.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to HSP/HTH. CHUN OAKLAND HSP/HTH  SR38
SCR66
State and county environmental assessment process exemption for easements and right-of-ways.
REQUESTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR STATE AND COUNTY ACTIONS RELATING TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to WTL/IGM/ENE. KOKUBUN, Bunda, Espero, Ige, Inouye, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Trimble WTL/IGM/ENE
SCR67 SD1
Language Access Month; Language Access Study
URGING THE LEGISLATURE TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER AS LANGUAGE ACCESS MONTH AND REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON ESTABLISHING A STATEWIDE CENTRALIZED LANGUAGE ACCESS RESOURCE CENTER.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. MENOR, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Bunda, English, Espero, Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hee, Hooser, Ige, Inouye, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tokuda LAB  SR40
SCR68
Parental Rights
RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO DIRECT THE EDUCATION AND UPBRINGING OF THEIR CHILDREN.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to JDL/HSP. GABBARD, Bunda, Nishihara JDL/HSP  SR41
SCR69
Management Audit; Biosafety Research; Human Pathogens.
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN RELATION TO HUMAN AND ANIMAL PATHOGENS IMPORTED TO HAWAII FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to HTH/EDU/AHW, WAM. GABBARD, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Hanabusa, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Trimble HTH/EDU/AHW, WAM
SCR70
UH; Sports & Entertainment Mgmt. Program; Feasibility Study; LRB
REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DEGREE PROGRAM FOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
(S ) 4/22/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-22-08. GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Bunda, English, Fukunaga, Hanabusa, Ihara, Inouye, Kim, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tokuda LMG
SCR71
Seat Belts; School Buses
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO PERFORM A STUDY TO SHOW THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH, AND THE ADVISABILITY OF, MANDATING THE USE OF SEAT BELTS FOR MINORS IN EVERY SCHOOL BUS.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to TIA/EDU, WAM. GABBARD, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Ige, Ihara, Kokubun, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto TIA/EDU, WAM
SCR72 SD1
DOE; Feasibility Study of Extended School Day/School Year
REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO EXAMINE VARIOUS IMPACTS OF A LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND INCREASING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR ON KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE STUDENTS.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA EDN/LAB, FIN
SCR73
DOE; School Year Extension
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON INCREASING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - The committee on EDU deferred the measure. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Gabbard, Nishihara EDU
SCR74 SD1
DOE; Working Group; Truancy Rate Reduction
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES TO REDUCE THE TRUANCY RATE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Nishihara EDN, FIN
SCR75
UH; Enrollment Caps; Study
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF REMOVING ENROLLMENT CAPS AT CAMPUSES WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.
(H ) 4/4/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Bertram, Green, Morita, Nakasone, Souki, Thielen excused. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Nishihara HED, FIN
SCR76
Ground Leases; Good-Faith Valuation Standards
SUPPORTING AND ENCOURAGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOOD FAITH VALUATION STANDARDS AND NEGOTIATING PRACTICES BY LESSORS AND LESSEES UNDER LONG-TERM INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASES.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to EDT/CPH. SAKAMOTO EDT/CPH
SCR77 SD1
World Ocean Day; June 8th
REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROCLAIM JUNE 8TH OF EVERY YEAR AS WORLD OCEAN DAY.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. NISHIHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, HOOSER, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Baker, Fukunaga, Kim WLH/EEP  SR42
SCR78
COFA; Federal Assistance; Legislative Support
SUPPORTING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION.
(H ) 3/31/2008 - Referred to INT/HSH, referral sheet 64 ENGLISH INT/HSH  SR43
SCR79
TB Screening & Treatment; Public Housing
REQUESTING TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING AND TREATMENT FOR RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND EMERGENCY TRANSITIONAL SHELTER HOUSING.
(H ) 4/18/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Bertram, Brower, Cabanilla, Manahan, McKelvey, Nakasone, Souki, Wakai excused. ENGLISH HLT/HSH, FIN  SR44
SCR80
Doctors Letters; Insurance Coverage
URGING HAWAII'S HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR FEES CHARGED FOR LETTERS PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIAN AS VERIFICATION OF A PATIENT'S DISABILITY OR OTHER CONDITION FOR WHICH SUBSTANTIATION IS NECESSARY.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to HTH/CPH. HANABUSA (BR) HTH/CPH  SR45
SCR81
EUTF; Dependent Beneficiaries; Active Military Service Credit
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND TO AMEND ITS RULES TO ALLOW CONTINUATION OF ELIGIBILITY OF CHILD DEPENDENTS BEYOND AGE TWENTY-FOUR IF THE DEPENDENT HAS BEEN IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE UNTIL AGE TWENTY-FOUR.
(S ) 3/6/2008 - Referred to JDL, WAM. MENOR (BR) JDL, WAM  SR46
SCR82
Green Energy Coordinator
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF AND NEED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GREEN ENERGY COORDINATOR OFFICE.
(S ) 4/1/2008 - The committee on ENE deferred the measure. TSUTSUI ENE
SCR83 SD1
HTSB; Accountability Study; Auditor
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE APPROPRIATE ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE FOR THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA EDN, FIN
SCR84 SD1
DOE; Vegan/vegetarian School Lunches
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE TO DEVELOP NUTRITIONALLY-SOUND PUBLIC SCHOOL MENU PLANS THAT INCLUDE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS.
(S ) 4/17/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-17-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, NISHIHARA, Taniguchi, Tokuda EDN
SCR85 SD2
Condominiums; Emergency Preparedness
URGING ASSOCIATIONS OF APARTMENT OWNERS AND CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS IN THE STATE TO DEVELOP EMERGENCY AND EVACUATION PLANS FOR RESIDENTS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR SENIORS AND RESIDENTS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS.
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Referred to HSH/HLT, CPC, referral sheet 77 IHARA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, TRIMBLE, Bunda, Hee, Kim, Nishihara, Slom, Taniguchi HSH/HLT, CPC  SR47
SCR86
Universal Design Principles; Real Estate Development.
ENCOURAGING REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS IN HAWAII TO INCORPORATE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES INTO THE DESIGN OF THEIR REAL ESTATE PROJECTS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - The committee on CPH deferred the measure. IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, SAKAMOTO, Baker, Bunda, Espero, Hemmings, Ige, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Trimble CPH  SR48
SCR87
Universal Design Principles; Real Estate Marketing.
RECOMMENDING THAT REALTORS PROMOTE THE PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - The committee on CPH deferred the measure. IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Bunda, English, Espero, Hemmings, Ige, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Trimble CPH  SR49
SCR88 SD1
DOE; Shaded Play Areas
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE MODEL OR GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY GROUPS. OR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW WHEN INSTALLING OR CREATING SHADED PLAY AREAS AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Sakamoto HLT
SCR89
Leasehold Conversion; Affordable Housing; Auditor Report
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO EXAMINE THE ISSUE OF UPCOMING CONDOMINIUM AND COOPERATIVE HOUSING PROJECT LEASE EXPIRATIONS AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
(S ) 3/27/2008 - Report adopted, referred to WAM. CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, NISHIHARA, TRIMBLE, Ige, Ihara, Kokubun, Taniguchi, Tokuda CPH, WAM
SCR90
Universal Law Care
ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP LEGISLATION FOR UNIVERSAL LAW CARE AND IMPROVED ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
(S ) 3/7/2008 - Referred to JDL. HEMMINGS, Bunda, Espero, Ige JDL  SR50
SCR91
Department of Education management review
URGING A COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S OPERATIONS.
(S ) 3/7/2008 - Referred to EDU, WAM. HEMMINGS, BUNDA, ESPERO, SLOM, TSUTSUI, WHALEN EDU, WAM  SR51
SCR92 SD1
Special Education; Rights of Parents
ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND ASSET-BUILDING TASK FORCE.
(S ) 4/22/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-22-08. CHUN OAKLAND LMG  SR52
SCR93 SD2
State Building Code; Assisted Living Facilities
URGING THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL TO ADOPT EXPEDITIOUSLY PROVISIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION, RELATING TO PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE IN EVACUATION FOR RESIDENTS IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES OR SIMILAR FACILITIES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HSH/HLT, PSM, referral sheet 79 INOUYE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, English, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hooser, Kokubun, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tokuda HSH/HLT, PSM  SR53
SCR94
University of Hawaii; Public Health
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO BEGIN REBUILDING THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH BY 2012.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hemmings, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Kim, Kokubun, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui, Whalen HED, FIN  SR54
SCR95
Study on Conducting a Hawaii State Geological Survey
REQUESTING A STUDY ON ESTABLISHING A HAWAII STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH, LMG, referral sheet 80 HEE WLH, LMG  SR55
SCR96 SD1
Auditor; Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A PROGRAM, PERFORMANCE, AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
(S ) 4/22/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-22-08. WHALEN LMG
SCR97
Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission; Bias
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO PREPARE LEGISLATION FOR A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT EXECUTIVES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES OF INSURERS AND BUSINESS ENTITIES THAT HAVE CASES IN LITIGATION FROM SERVING ON THE HAWAII JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to JDL, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND JDL, WAM
SCR98 SD1
Hawaii Disability Rights Center; Financial and Management Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. CHUN OAKLAND, BUNDA, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Tokuda HSP, WAM
SCR99
Requests the auditor to study the regulation of the effects of industry regulation of recreational inflatable play structures for children.
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF INDUSTRY REGULATION AND SAFETY STANDARDS ON RECREATIONAL INFLATABLE PLAY STRUCTURES FOR CHILDREN.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to CPH/HSP, WAM. ESPERO, Gabbard, Ige, Inouye, Nishihara CPH/HSP, WAM
SCR100
Immigration; information sharing; task force
REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF SHARING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION BETWEEN THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to IGM, JDL. ESPERO, Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Inouye, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Whalen IGM, JDL
SCR101
Sheriff Division; Headquarters; Site Locations
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO IDENTIFY, DURING THE 2009 REGULAR SESSION, TWO POSSIBLE LOCATIONS TO USE AS A HEADQUARTERS SITE FOR THE SHERIFF DIVISION.
(H ) 4/4/2008 - Referred to PSM, FIN, referral sheet 75 ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, Gabbard, Nishihara, Whalen PSM, FIN  SR56
SCR102 SD1
Deputy Sheriffs; Increase Salaries; Improve Benefits
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES AND IMPROVE THE BENEFITS THAT ARE PROVIDED TO DEPUTY SHERIFFS.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, Gabbard, Inouye, Nishihara PSM/LAB  SR57
SCR103
Requesting the Auditor to Study the Impact of Act 226, SLH 2007
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF ACT 226, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2007, ON NURSE AIDES WHO ARE EMPLOYED IN STATE-CERTIFIED OR STATE-LICENSED HEALTH CARE SETTINGS TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO AMEND ACT 226, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2007.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT/HSH, LMG, referral sheet 80 BAKER, Chun Oakland, Ige, Kokubun HLT/HSH, LMG
SCR104
Concussion Prevention and Awareness
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, IN CONSULTATION WITH MEDICAL AND BRAIN INJURY EXPERTS, TO WORK WITH THE ATHLETIC COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP A STATEWIDE CONCUSSION PREVENTION AND AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ATHLETES.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to EDU/HTH. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, Ige EDU/HTH  SR58
SCR105 SD1
Task Force; Protocols; First Response; Child Protective Services
CALLING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ESTABLISH PROTOCOLS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS IN CHILD PROTECTIVE AWARENESS SKILLS.
(H ) 4/18/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on PSM with none voting no and Bertram, Brower, Cabanilla, Manahan, McKelvey, Nakasone, Souki, Wakai excused. CHUN OAKLAND HLT/HSH, PSM  SR59
SCR106 SD1
Shelter Admission; Youth Services; DHS; Study
REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES CONVENE A WORKING STUDY GROUP TO CONDUCT A STUDY INTO SAFE SHELTER OPTIONS FOR YOUTH.
(S ) 4/18/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-18-08. CHUN OAKLAND, HEMMINGS, HOOSER, IHARA, SAKAMOTO HSH
SCR107
DOH; Vegetarian School Lunches
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP NUTRITIONALLY-SOUND PUBLIC SCHOOL MENU PLANS THAT GIVE STUDENTS THE OPTION OF A VEGETARIAN SCHOOL LUNCH MEAL.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to HTH/EDU. CHUN OAKLAND, HEMMINGS, HOOSER, IHARA, TOKUDA HTH/EDU
SCR108
DOT; Construct More Roundabouts
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES TO ACTIVELY SEEK OPPORTUNITIES TO CONSTRUCT MORE ROUNDABOUTS INSTEAD OF SIGNALIZED, RIGHT-ANGLE INTERSECTIONS IN THE STATE.
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Bertram, Nakasone, M. Oshiro, Takai excused. ENGLISH TRN, FIN  SR60
SCR109
Support Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007; Filipino Vets
STRONGLY SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE AND ENACTMENT INTO LAW OF S. 1315, THE VETERANS BENEFITS ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2007, IN SUPPORT OF FILIPINO VETERANS.
(H ) 4/3/2008 - Re-referred to PSM, referral sheet 73 NISHIHARA, Espero PSM
SCR110 SD1
Anger Management; DOE Programs
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO JOINTLY STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH ANGER PROBLEMS.
(H ) 4/1/2008 - Referred to EDN/HSH, referral sheet 67 SAKAMOTO, Nishihara EDN/HSH  SR61
SCR111
DOE; Highly Qualified Teachers; Curricular Materials and Assistance
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PREPARE CURRICULAR MATERIALS THAT REFLECT THE HAWAII STANDARDS TO ASSIST A TEACHER WHO HAS TO TEMPORARILY TEACH IN AN AREA WHERE THE TEACHER IS NOT HIGHLY QUALIFIED.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda EDN, FIN
SCR112
DOE; Library Task Force
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE THE LIBRARY TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
(S ) 3/24/2008 - The committee on EDU deferred the measure. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA EDU
SCR113
DLIR; Educational Workforce Working Group
REQUESTING THE EDUCATIONAL WORKFORCE WORKING GROUP TO CONTINUE ITS WORK TO PLAN AND IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS PROPOSED IN ITS 2007 REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE.
(H ) 3/28/2008 - Referred to LAB/EDN, FIN, referral sheet 61 SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda LAB/EDN, FIN
SCR114 SD1
DOE; Office of Human Resources; Advisory Group
CREATING AN ADVISORY GROUP TO RE-ENGINEER THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Nishihara EDN, FIN
SCR115 SD1 HD1
DOE; Model School Complex
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A PILOT PROJECT TO ALLOW A SCHOOL COMPLEX TO IDENTIFY CRITICAL DEPARTMENT RULES AND POLICIES THAT IMPEDE EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING, ADMINISTERING, AND TEACHING AND TO OPERATE FREE OF THOSE RULES AND POLICIES.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Nishihara, Tokuda EDN, FIN
SCR116
NELHA; Auditor; Deep Seawater Pumping; Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to EDT, WAM. KOKUBUN, TOKUDA, English, Hanabusa, Taniguchi EDT, WAM
SCR117
African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii; Facility
SUPPORTING A HOME FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DIVERSITY CULTURAL CENTER HAWAII.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to EDT. FUKUNAGA EDT  SR62
SCR118 SD1 HD1
DOE; Working Group; Funding Utilization/Student Achievement
IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY'S UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL EXPENSES INCLUDING A COMPARISON WITH OTHER STATES ON ADEQUACY OF FUNDS
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Gabbard, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda EDN, FIN  SR63
SCR119
Public Land; Ke‘ehi Community Resource Center
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO LEASE APPROXIMATELY 13.2 ACRES OF STATE-OWNED PUBLIC LAND NEAR KE‘EHI LAGOON.
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 77 SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, HANABUSA, Bunda, Hee, Ihara WLH, FIN
SCR120
UH; DOE; Philippine Language Courses
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP, OFFER, AND EXPAND PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE COURSES.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, HOOSER, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, Taniguchi HED/EDN, FIN
SCR121 SD1
UH; Hawai‘i Pidgin Teaching Strategies
REQUESTING TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SPEAKERS OF HAWAI‘I PIDGIN IN HAWAI‘I PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
(H ) 4/1/2008 - Referred to HED/EDN, FIN, referral sheet 67 SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Nishihara, Tokuda HED/EDN, FIN
SCR122
Hawaiian Language; Hawaii State Teacher Standards
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO PROVIDE CURRENT PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY WITH COURSES IN HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INSTRUCTION, AND TO INCORPORATE THESE COURSES INTO THE DEPARTMENT'S PREFERENCES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND CONDITIONS FOR TEACHER LICENSURE.
(S ) 3/12/2008 - Referred to EDU/AHW. SAKAMOTO, Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Nishihara, Tokuda EDU/AHW
SCR123
DPS; Task Force; Prison Alternatives
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY IN HAWAII OF COMMUNITY-BASED AND WORK CAMP ALTERNATIVES TO MAINLAND PRISONS.
(S ) 4/2/2008 - The committee on AHW deferred the measure. SAKAMOTO, Espero, Nishihara PBS/AHW
SCR124 SD1 HD1
Department of Human Services; Medicaid; Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES MEDICAID-SPONSORED PROGRAMS.
(S ) 4/26/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-26-08. HANABUSA (BR) HSH/HLT
SCR125 SD1
Earned-Time; Parole; Early Parole Eligibility Program
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RESEARCH AND STUDY EARLY PAROLE ELIGIBILITY PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE THE MINIMUM PERIOD OF TIME THAT HAWAII INMATES MUST WAIT TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. ESPERO, Sakamoto, Whalen PSM  SR64
SCR126
Global Warming Task Force
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON THE STATE.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 79 NISHIHARA EEP, FIN  SR65
SCR127
Maui North Shore Heritage Park; Legacy Lands
REQUESTING THAT THE LEGACY LAND CONSERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THE LAND DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH SHORE HERITAGE PARK ON MAUI HAS VALUE AS A RESOURCE TO THE STATE AND SHOULD BE ACQUIRED BY THE STATE AS LEGACY LANDS.
(S ) 3/13/2008 - Referred to WTL. TSUTSUI WTL  SR66
SCR128
Punchbowl Homes; HPHA; Auditor
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY'S PUNCHBOWL HOMES FACILITY.
(S ) 3/25/2008 - Report adopted, referred to WAM. FUKUNAGA HSP, WAM
SCR129
LRB; Appointment of Director
CALLING FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPOINTING THE STATE AUDITOR.
(S ) 3/11/2008 - Offered. ESPERO
SCR130
Appointment of Ombudsman
CALLING FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPOINTING THE OMBUDSMAN.
(S ) 3/11/2008 - Offered. ESPERO
SCR131
Keehi Harbor and Lagoon; Private-Public Partnership; Feasibility Study
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF A PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP A BOAT MARINA NEAR KEEHI LAGOON.
(S ) 3/13/2008 - Referred to WTL/TIA. CHUN OAKLAND, Sakamoto WTL/TIA  SR67
SCR132 SD1
Toxic Consumer Products; Phthalates; Bisphenol-A; Child Safety
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO MONITOR RESEARCH THAT IS BEING CONDUCTED TO INVESTIGATE THE RISKS INVOLVED IN THE USE OF BISPHENOL-A AND PHTHALATES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INCLUDING CHILDREN'S TOYS AND CHILDCARE PRODUCTS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT, CPC, referral sheet 80 CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, IGE, KIM, NISHIHARA HLT, CPC  SR68
SCR133 SD1
DHS Task Force; Native Hawaiian Child Custody Proceedings
REQUESTING NA KUPUNA O WAIANAE TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHILDREN IN CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. CHUN OAKLAND HSP/AHW, JDL  SR69
SCR134 SD2 HD1
Buy Local; Sustainability; Dept of Health; Dept of Education
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO "BUY LOCAL" AND TO IMPLEMENT AND DEVELOP FOOD WARE AND FOOD WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAMS TO ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABILITY.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. INOUYE, ENGLISH, TOKUDA, Bunda, Gabbard, Ige, Taniguchi EDN/HLT, FIN  SR70
SCR135
Parking/Transport; Rural Area Nursing Facilities; Survey
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO SURVEY OTHER STATES TO DETERMINE HOW NURSING FACILITIES IN RURAL AREAS ADDRESS THEIR TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING ISSUES RELATED TO THE TRANSPORT OF NURSING FACILITY RESIDENTS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT/HSH, FIN, referral sheet 80 KOKUBUN, INOUYE, English, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Nishihara HLT/HSH, FIN
SCR136
Auditor
REQUESTING A HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT.
(S ) 3/24/2008 - The committee on HTH deferred the measure. KOKUBUN, INOUYE, English, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Nishihara HTH/CPH, WAM
SCR137 SD1
Immigration; Information Sharing; Task Force
REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF SHARING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION BETWEEN THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. SLOM HSP, JDL
SCR138 SD1
Financial and Management Audit; Office of Hawaiian Affairs
REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SLOM, Trimble AHW, WAM
SCR139 SD1
BOE; Co-curricular or Extracurricular Activities
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CHANGE THE HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ALLOW CHILDREN WHO ARE HOME SCHOOLED TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL CO-CURRICULAR OR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
(S ) 3/27/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SLOM EDU, WAM  SR71
SCR140
Adult Residential Care Homes; Study
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH/HSP. SLOM, Trimble HTH/HSP  SR72
SCR141
Haleakala Trail
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MAKE THE HALEAKALA TRAIL AVAILABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL. SLOM, Espero, Fukunaga, Trimble WTL  SR73
SCR142
Biodegradable and Recyclable Materials; Dept. and Agency Utilization Of
REQUESTING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES TO VOLUNTARILY UTILIZE BIODEGRADABLE OR RECYCLABLE NON-POLYSTYRENE FOAM FOOD SERVICE-WARE.
(S ) 4/10/2008 - The committee on TSG deferred the measure. BUNDA, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, HOOSER, INOUYE, Baker, Espero, Gabbard, Hee, Hemmings, Ige, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Tokuda, Trimble ENE/TSG  SR74
SCR143
SHPDA; Legislative Review
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO REVIEW THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY'S ROLE IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO DETERMINE HOW THE AGENCY CAN BE INVOLVED MORE AGGRESSIVELY IN IDENTIFYING HEALTH CARE GOALS AND ARTICULATING AN OVERALL HEALTH CARE VISION FOR THE STATE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH, WAM. BUNDA, Chun Oakland HTH, WAM  SR75
SCR144
Important Agricultural Lands; Galbraith Lands
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, OFFICE OF PLANNING, LAND USE COMMISSION, HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL, AND CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO SUPPORT AND FURTHER THE DESIGNATION OF GALBRAITH LANDS AS IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS, AND PRESERVE AND PERPETUATE THEM AS AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH/AGR, referral sheet 80 BUNDA WLH/AGR  SR76
SCR145
Lake Wilson; Wahiawa Irrigation System Acquisition; Department of Agriculture
REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ACQUIRE THE LAND IN WAHIAWA, OAHU, UNDERLYING LAKE WILSON AND APPURTENANT LANDS ONLY IF CERTAIN REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to AHW/WTL, WAM. BUNDA AHW/WTL, WAM  SR77
SCR146
Requesting a DBEDT voluntary compliance program to encourage communities and businesses to convert to expanded polystyrene foam alternative products
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES TO CONVERT TO EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAM ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS.
(S ) 4/10/2008 - The committee on ENE deferred the measure. BUNDA, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, HOOSER, INOUYE, Baker, Espero, Gabbard, Hee, Hemmings, Ige, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Tokuda, Trimble ENE/EDT  SR78
SCR147 SD1
Kawainui/Hamakua Marsh Complex; Ho‘olaulima ia Kawainui
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO REGULARLY CONSULT WITH HO‘OLAULIMA IA KAWAINUI TO COORDINATE EFFORTS TO PROTECT, CONSERVE, AND RESTORE THE NATURAL, CULTURAL, AND SCENIC RESOURCES OF THE KAWAINUI/HAMAKUA MARSH COMPLEX AND RELATED WATERWAYS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH, referral sheet 79 TOKUDA, IGE WLH  SR79
SCR148
DBEDT; Ethanol Facility Tax Credit
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO EVALUATE THE ETHANOL FACILITY TAX CREDIT.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDT/ENE. TSUTSUI, Baker, English EDT/ENE
SCR149
University Of Hawaii; Graduate School Loan Program
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH AND ADMINISTER A REHABILITATIVE AND RELATED SERVICES GRADUATE SCHOOL LOAN PROGRAM WITHIN ITS CENTER ON DISABILITY STUDIES.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/HSP. CHUN OAKLAND EDU/HSP
SCR150
DLNR; Determine Ownership of Certain Private Lands; Urban Oahu
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO DETERMINE OWNERSHIP OF THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN CERTAIN LANES IN URBAN OAHU.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL. CHUN OAKLAND WTL  SR80
SCR151
Real Property Tax; Chinatown Special District
REQUESTING THE MAYOR AND THE HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL TO ASSESS PROPERTY WITHIN THE CHINATOWN SPECIAL DISTRICT BASED ON THE SPECIAL DISTRICT HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to IGM. CHUN OAKLAND IGM  SR81
SCR152 SD1
Kukui Gardens; Mayor Wright Homes; Master Plan (SD1)
REQUESTING THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE REDEVELOPMENT MASTER PLANS FOR KUKUI GARDENS AND MAYOR WRIGHT HOMES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HSH, referral sheet 79 CHUN OAKLAND HSH  SR82
SCR153
Divided We Fail Campaign
SUPPORTING THE "DIVIDED WE FAIL" CAMPAIGN.
(S ) 4/22/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-22-08. CHUN OAKLAND HLT/HSH  SR83
SCR154
Request DOE to use renewable energy at Nanakuli High School
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT A RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT PROJECT AT NANAKULI HIGH SCHOOL USING SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/ENE. HANABUSA (BR) EDU/ENE  SR84
SCR155
Nä Honua Mauli Ola: Hawaii Guidelines for Culturally Health and Responsive Learning Environments; Department of Education
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT THE "NA HONUA MAULI OLA: HAWAI`I GUIDELINES FOR CULTURALLY HEALTHY AND RESPONSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS" TO ENABLE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO EXAMINE AND ATTEND TO THE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL WELL-BEING OF THEIR LEARNERS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/AHW. HANABUSA (BR) EDU/AHW  SR85
SCR156
OHA; Criminal Justice
REQUESTING A STUDY OF DISPARATE TREATMENT IN HAWAII'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to JDL/PBS, WAM. HANABUSA (BR) JDL/PBS, WAM
SCR157
Adult Mental Health Services; Department of Health; Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH, WAM. HANABUSA (BR) HTH, WAM
SCR158 SD1
DOE; Kihei High School
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PURSUE A FINANCING AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW KIHEI HIGH SCHOOL ON MAUI AND TO CONSIDER A DESIGN-BUILD APPROACH FOR THE SCHOOL.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. BAKER, Chun Oakland, English, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tsutsui EDN, FIN  SR86
SCR159
Emergency Powers; James Campbell High School; Air Conditioning
REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO EXERCISE EMERGENCY POWERS TO EXPEDITE THE INSTALLATION OF AIR CONDITIONING AT JAMES CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU. ESPERO EDU  SR87
SCR160 SD2
Parole Policies; Prison Population
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO REVIEW PAROLE POLICIES IN HAWAII AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND TO DETERMINE THE RATES OF RECIDIVISM OF PAROLEES ACCORDING TO GENDER, PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY, SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY, TYPE OF OFFENSE FOR WHICH PAROLED, TYPE OF PAROLE SUPERVISION, AND NEW OFFENSE.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to PSM, LMG, referral sheet 80 ESPERO, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Whalen PSM, LMG
SCR161 SD1
Rainwater Detention and Retention Pond Safety Program; DOH
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE RAINWATER DETENTION AND RETENTION POND SAFETY PROGRAM.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to EEP/PSM, FIN, referral sheet 79 ESPERO EEP/PSM, FIN
SCR162 SD1
Tax Credits; Tax Exemptions; Reports; Evaluations
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION TO REPORT THE FISCAL IMPACT AND RATE OF USAGE BY TAXPAYERS OF VARIOUS TAX CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER CHAPTERS 235, 237, 239, AND 244D, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 80 FUKUNAGA, BAKER, Ige, Slom FIN  SR88
SCR163 SD1
General Excise Tax; Manufacturer's Representative; Commissions
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION TO EXAMINE THE PAYMENT OF GENERAL EXCISE TAXES ON ALL COMMISSIONS EARNED BY MANUFACTURER'S SALES REPRESENTATIVES FROM SALES OF IMPORTED TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY THAT IS PURCHASED BY A CONSUMER DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 80 FUKUNAGA, BAKER, Ige EDB, FIN  SR89
SCR164
Solid Waste Reduction
REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO ESTABLISH GOALS TO REDUCE THE SOLID WASTE STREAM IN EACH COUNTY BY SEVENTY-FIVE PER CENT BY JANUARY 1, 2012.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to IGM/ENE. HANABUSA (BR) IGM/ENE  SR90
SCR165
Follow-up Financial Audit; UH John A. Burns School of Medicine; University Clinical, Education, and Research Associates, Inc.; Hawaii Residency Program, Inc.
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FOLLOW-UP FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND ITS RELATED PARTIES, THE UNIVERSITY CLINICAL, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. AND THE HAWAII RESIDENCY PROGRAM, INC.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU, WAM. HANABUSA (BR) EDU, WAM
SCR166 SD1
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Visitor Drowning Education and Information
REQUESTING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY, IN COOPERATION AND CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, HONOLULU EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND APPROPRIATE WATER SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO FURNISH, AS PART OF A MULTI-LINGUAL INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, INFORMATION FOR VISITORS ON WATER SAFETY AND RECREATIONAL HAZARDS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to TAC, FIN, referral sheet 80 HOOSER, CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Kim, Nishihara TAC, FIN  SR91
SCR167
DOE; Kapaa Public Library; Relocation
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF AND TO DEVELOP A PLAN THEREFOR RELOCATING THE KAPAA PUBLIC LIBRARY.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU. HOOSER, Chun Oakland, Espero, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto EDU  SR92
SCR168
Schools; Pesticide Spraying; Testing
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES OF ILLNESSES REPORTED BY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT WAIMEA CANYON MIDDLE SCHOOL DURING OCCASIONS IN 2006, 2007, AND 2008.
(S ) 3/19/2008 - Re-Referred to HTH/EDU/AHW/ENE. HOOSER, CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto HTH/EDU/AHW/ENE  SR93
SCR169
Dept. of Agric. Working Group; Develop Plan; Pesticide Exposure at Public Schools
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN FOR ADDRESSING INCIDENTS OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to AHW/EDU. HOOSER, CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Nishihara, Sakamoto AHW/EDU  SR94
SCR170
Kauai Harbors; User Conflict; Rules
REQUESTING THE AQUATIC RESOURCES DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO BEGIN A RULEMAKING PROCESS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 187A-5, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, AS NECESSARY, TO RESOLVE THE USER CONFLICTS BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AKULE FISHERMEN AND RECREATIONAL POLE FISHING IN VARIOUS HARBORS ON KAUAI.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL. HOOSER, Chun Oakland, Espero, Kim, Nishihara WTL  SR95
SCR171
Children Born to Military During Foreign Deployment; Immigration
STRONGLY URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT LEGISLATION TO CONFER PRIORITY STATUS TO CHILDREN BORN TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL AND FOREIGN WOMEN DURING AND UP TO NINE MONTHS AFTER DEPLOYMENT IN ORDER TO FACILITATE AND EXPEDITE THE IMMIGRATION OF THESE CHILDREN AND WOMEN TO THE UNITED STATES.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to IGM/TIA. HOOSER, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, IHARA, NISHIHARA, Fukunaga IGM/TIA  SR96
SCR172
Boards of Water Supply; Catchment Feasibility
REQUESTING THE WATER BOARDS FROM EACH COUNTY TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF LAUNCHING A WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES THE INSTALLATION OF RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS ON RESIDENCES FOR NON-POTABLE USAGE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to IGM/ENE. HOOSER, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, SAKAMOTO, Fukunaga, Ihara, Nishihara IGM/ENE  SR97
SCR173
Second Generation Wood; Reuse; Biomass
REQUESTING THE STATE TO GIVE PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR TREE CUTTING AND TRIMMING SERVICES TO COMPANIES THAT DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY AND COMMITMENT TO REUSE THE TREES FOR LUMBER AND WOOD CRAFTS, TO INVESTIGATE MODULAR BIOMASS SYSTEMS POWERED BY WOOD DEBRIS, AND TO DEVELOP PILOT PROJECTS TO INSTALL AND OPERATE SMALL BIOMASS GENERATORS AT SCHOOLS TO PRODUCE SAVINGS ON ELECTRICITY COSTS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to TSG/ENE. HOOSER, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto TSG/ENE  SR98
SCR174
REQUESTING STUDY ON JOINT LEGAL AND PHYSICAL CHILD CUSTODY.
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION OF JOINT PHYSICAL AND LEGAL CUSTODY IN FAMILY COURT CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to JDL/HSP, WAM. CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, TANIGUCHI JDL/HSP, WAM
SCR175
School Menus; Vegetarian; Nutrition; Health
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING NUTRITIONALLY-SOUND PUBLIC SCHOOL MENUS WITH VEGETARIAN OPTIONS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU. IGE, FUKUNAGA, Baker, Taniguchi EDU
SCR176
Electronic Communication; Bullying; Short Message Services
REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO EXAMINE THE PREVALENCE OF USING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES (SMS) SUCH AS TEXT MESSAGING, INSTANT MESSAGING, AND SPAM VIA CELL PHONES TO BULLY, STALK, HARASS, AND OTHERWISE THREATEN OTHERS.
(S ) 3/27/2008 - The committee on EDT deferred the measure. IGE, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Baker, Hooser, Ihara, Nishihara EDT, JDL  SR99
SCR177 SD1
Cybercrime; AG; Study and Report
REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO EXAMINE CYBERCRIME IN HAWAII.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, TOKUDA, Hooser, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto EDT, JDL  SR100
SCR178
DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC LANDS IN SOUTH HILO AS AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.
AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC LANDS IN WAIAKEA, SOUTH HILO, HAWAII AS AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL. INOUYE, Chun Oakland, English, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Kokubun, Nishihara, Slom, Whalen WTL  SR101
SCR179
Cancer Research Center
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO MOVE EXPEDITIOUSLY TO IMPLEMENT PLANS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER OF HAWAII AT KAKAAKO.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/HTH. KOKUBUN EDU/HTH  SR102
SCR180
University of Hawaii Revenue Maximization
OFFERING SUPPORT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII IN ITS EFFORTS TO ENHANCE AND DIVERSIFY ITS SOURCES OF REVENUE AND MAXIMIZE USE OF ITS FACILITIES.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. KOKUBUN HED, FIN  SR103
SCR181
School Buses; Seat Belt Assemblies and Seat Backs
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ONLY PURCHASE OR LEASE LARGE SCHOOL BUSES THAT HAVE AN OPERABLE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY AT ALL DESIGNATED SEATING POSITIONS AND SEAT BACKS THAT ARE AT LEAST TWENTYFOUR INCHES IN HEIGHT.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/TIA. MENOR, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hemmings, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Nishihara, Tokuda EDU/TIA  SR104
SCR182
DOE; Sign Language
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO RECOGNIZE THE SIMULTANEOUS USAGE OF SIGN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH IN PROVIDING FOR THE EDUCATION OF HEARING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/HSP. SAKAMOTO EDU/HSP
SCR183
UH Athletics
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSFERRING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND ATHLETICS AT ANY OTHER CAMPUS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO A SINGLE ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU. SAKAMOTO EDU
SCR184
Higher Education Student Financial Assistance Commissions
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I TO REPORT ON HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COMMISSIONS.
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Nakasone excused. SAKAMOTO HED, FIN
SCR185
Flood Risk Awareness; Community Rating System Program; Counties
URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, THE COUNTY OF HAWAII, AND KAUAI COUNTY TO PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN INFORMATION THAT WILL INFORM AND ENABLE HOMEOWNERS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF THE FLOOD ZONE THAT HOMES ARE LOCATED IN AND THE RISKS OF FLOODING.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to IGM/PBS. TOKUDA IGM/PBS  SR105
SCR186
Telephone Poles; Removal or Replacement; Procedures
URGING HAWAII UTILITY COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE UTILITY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROCEDURE FOR THE TIMELY REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED OR UNSIGHTLY UTILITY POLES.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to CPH. TOKUDA (BR) CPH  SR106
SCR187
Reduction and Control of Aircraft Noise; FAA; DOT
REQUESTING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH NOISE SENSITIVE OPERATING PROCEDURES AND AIR TRAFFIC PATTERNS TO REDUCE AND CONTROL AIRCRAFT NOISE IMPACTS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to TIA. TRIMBLE, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, Baker, Bunda, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hemmings, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Kokubun, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Tokuda TIA  SR107
SCR188
UH; Peace Education
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF DEVELOPING A DEGREE GRANTING PROGRAM AND CENTER FOR PEACE EDUCATION.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU. SAKAMOTO EDU
SCR189 SD1
HCDA; Draft Mauka Area Plan; Mauka Area Rules
REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO DEFER DECISIONS ON ANY APPLICATIONS FOR ZONING CHANGES UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS AND THE SUBSEQUENT ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT MAUKA AREA PLAN AND THE MAUKA AREA RULES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH/EEP, referral sheet 80 FUKUNAGA, Chun Oakland, English, Hee, Ihara, Inouye, Slom WLH/EEP  SR108
SCR190 SD1
Chronic Kidney Disease
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE POTENTIAL FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE STATE AND THE STATE'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF PROVIDING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AT ALL FIVE STAGES.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, Espero, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tokuda HTH, WAM  SR109
SCR191
Aspartame; United States Food and Drug Administration
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES TO REVIEW EXISTING REPORTS AND STUDIES RELATED TO ASPARTAME, AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO RESCIND APPROVAL OF ASPARTAME FOR UNITED STATES MARKETS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH/IGM. CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Menor, Nishihara, Tokuda HTH/IGM  SR110
SCR192
Kauai Community College; Criminal Justice Degree Program
REQUESTING KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO WORK WITH THE KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT TO EXPLORE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
(H ) 4/2/2008 - Referred to HED/PSM, FIN, referral sheet 70 HOOSER, Fukunaga, Ihara, Kim, Sakamoto HED/PSM, FIN  SR111
SCR193
University of Hawaii; Report
REQUESTING AN ANNUAL REPORT WITH REGARD TO THE APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR EACH OF THE NEXT THREE YEARS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO THE LEGISLATURE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDU/EDT. HOOSER, Ihara, Sakamoto EDU/EDT  SR112
SCR194
Requesting Office of Elections for information on voting system.
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS TO PROVIDE AN INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING AND DEMONSTRATION TO THE APPROPRIATE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES REGARDING THE OPERATION AND USE OF NEW ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION PRIOR TO CONTRACTING TO PURCHASE ANY NEW VOTING SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT RELATED TO ANY NEW VOTING SYSTEM.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to JDL. HOOSER, Fukunaga, Ihara, Kim, Sakamoto JDL  SR113
SCR195
2010 Constitutional Convention; LRB Study
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY THE COST OF CONVENING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION IN 2010.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to JDL, WAM. HOOSER, Ihara JDL, WAM
SCR196 SD1
Auditor; Sunrise Review; Health Insurance; Autism
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-29-08. IGE, BAKER, Fukunaga, Menor HLT/CPC
SCR197
Health Care; Naturopathy; Injections
REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY INCLUDES THE USE OF INJECTIONS FOR ADMINISTERING CERTAIN NATURAL MEDICINES AND MAY BE PERFORMED BY A DULY LICENSED NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN IN THIS STATE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH/CPH. IHARA (BR) HTH/CPH
SCR198
Health; Integration; Licensed Health Care Providers; Naturopaths
REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR, THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH, THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, AND ALL OTHERS WORKING IN THE HEALTH CARE FIELD TO WORK TOGETHER TO INTEGRATE ALL LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, INCLUDING NATUROPATHIC, ACUPUNCTURE, AND EASTERN MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS, INTO THE CONTINUUM OF AVAILABLE HEALTH CARE OPTIONS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH/CPH. IHARA (BR) HTH/CPH
SCR199
REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF HAWAII'S FOUR ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS.
REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF HAWAII'S PUBLIC, GOVERNMENTAL, AND EDUCATIONAL ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to CPH, WAM. IHARA (BR) CPH, WAM
SCR200 SD1
Financial Audit of Hawaii Centers for Independent Living
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE HAWAII CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-25-08. IHARA, Baker, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Kim, Nishihara, Tsutsui HSH/LMG
SCR201 SD1
Leahi Hospital; Long-Term Care; Health; Task Force
REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING A MASTER PLAN FOR LONG-TERM CARE FOR LEAHI HOSPITAL.
(H ) 4/18/2008 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Bertram, Brower, Cabanilla, Manahan, McKelvey, Nakasone, Souki, Wakai excused. IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Fukunaga, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tsutsui HLT, FIN  SR115
SCR202 SD1
RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW; ADULT CARE HOMES.
REQUESTING THE WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW TO FACILITATE A DISCUSSION TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF TYPE II ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FACILITIES ON RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HLT/HSH, JUD, referral sheet 79 IHARA, Baker, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Kim, Nishihara, Tsutsui HLT/HSH, JUD  SR116
SCR203
Pre-Need Funeral Industry; Advisory Committee; Establish
REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO ESTABLISH A PRE-NEED FUNERAL INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE INPUT ON CONCERNS AND SOLUTIONS REGARDING THE PRE-NEED FUNERAL INDUSTRY.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HSP/CPH. IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Fukunaga, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto HSP/CPH  SR117
SCR204 SD1
Natural Disaster Preparedness Training for At-Risk Communities
REQUESTING THE NATIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING CENTER TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE, GOVERNMENTAL, AND NON-PROFIT ENTITIES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON AT-RISK COMMUNITIES.
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Referred to PSM, HED, referral sheet 77 IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Fukunaga, Taniguchi PSM, HED  SR118
SCR205 SD1
National Guard; Educational Benefits
REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR GUARD SERVICEMEMBERS WHO HAVE SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to PSM, FIN, referral sheet 80 IHARA, Espero, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Whalen PSM, FIN  SR119
SCR206
Commemorating Queen Liliuokalani's Birthday
RECOGNIZING AND ACKNOWLEDGING SEPTEMBER 2ND OF EVERY YEAR AS QUEEN LILIU‘OKALANI’S BIRTHDAY IN THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I, A NON-STATE HOLIDAY, AND COMMEMORATING QUEEN LILIU‘OKALANI FOR HER OUTSTANDING COURAGE AND DEDICATION TO HER PEOPLE IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to TAC/WLH, referral sheet 80 ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Bunda, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hee, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Tsutsui TAC/WLH  SR120
SCR207 SD1
State Capitol; Hawaiian Language
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO HAVE ALL SIGNS AT THE STATE CAPITOL PRINTED IN ENGLISH AND HAWAIIAN.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to TAC, FIN, referral sheet 80 ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Baker, Bunda, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hee, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Kokubun, Slom, Tsutsui TAC, FIN  SR121
SCR208 SD1
Kalaupapa; Acknowledgment and Apology
RECOGNIZING, ACKNOWLEDGING, AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE OF KALAUPAPA AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR GREAT SACRIFICES AND HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF THEIR FORCED ISOLATION, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS BELIEVED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH, AND APOLOGIZING TO THE PEOPLE OF KALAUPAPA AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR ANY HARSH RESTRICTIONS THAT CAUSED THEM UNDUE PAIN AS THE RESULT OF FORMER GOVERNMENT POLICIES SURROUNDING LEPROSY.
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-02-08. ENGLISH, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HEE, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Trimble TAC  SR122
SCR209
Capitol Pools; Lo‘i System; Fish
URGING THE COMPTROLLER TO TRANSFORM THE POOLS THAT SURROUND THE STATE CAPITOL WITH TRADITIONAL LO‘I STOCKED WITH FISH.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to TSG. HEE (BR) TSG  SR123
SCR210 HD1
Approving THE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES RELATING TO A LAND EXCHANGE.
APPROVING THE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES RELATING TO A LAND EXCHANGE.
(S ) 5/8/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-08-08. HEE WLH  SR124
SCR211
REVIEW OF BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCE LAND EXCHANGE.
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATURE TO REVIEW THE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES RELATING TO A LAND EXCHANGE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL, JDL. INOUYE WTL, JDL  SR125
SCR212 SD2
DBEDT; Auditor; Procurement and Expenditure Practices
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO INVESTIGATE PROCUREMENT AND EXPENDITURE PRACTICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND SELECTED ATTACHED AGENCIES.
(S ) 4/22/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-22-08. KIM, HOOSER, Chun Oakland, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tsutsui LMG
SCR213
Office of Planning; Interisland Transportation Task Force
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO ESTABLISH A TEMPORARY HAWAII SUSTAINABLE INTERISLAND TRANSPORTATION TASK FORCE.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to TIA/WTL. KOKUBUN, HOOSER, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI TIA/WTL
SCR214
Professional Employer Organizations
REQUESTING A STUDY RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to CPH/JDL, WAM. KOKUBUN (BR) CPH/JDL, WAM
SCR215
Public Accountancy; Discussion Forum
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY TO CONVENE A DISCUSSION FORUM FOCUSING ON THE ISSUES FACING THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to CPH. KOKUBUN CPH  SR126
SCR216
NELHA; Deep Seawater Pumping System
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY'S DEEP SEAWATER PUMPING SYSTEM.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to EDT, WAM. KOKUBUN, TOKUDA, Bunda, Inouye EDT, WAM  SR127
SCR217
Governor Ariyoshi; National Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
RENAMING THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY AS THE GEORGE R. ARIYOSHI NATURAL ENERGY LAB.
(S ) 4/11/2008 - Recommitted to EDT. KOKUBUN, TOKUDA EDT  SR128
SCR218
Public Utilities Commission; Small Renewable Energy Systems
URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO RULE THAT ALL SCHEDULE Q CONTRACTS SHOULD RECEIVE THE FULL AVOIDED COST PRICING AS WRITTEN IN THE EXISTING SCHEDULE Q ELECTRICITY RATE SCHEDULE FOR EACH UTILITY.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to ENE/CPH. KOKUBUN ENE/CPH  SR129
SCR219
Waste to Energy Conversion; Plastics Stream; LRB Study
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO EXAMINE THE EXISTING WASTE TO ENERGY PROGRAM ON OAHU AS IT RELATES TO THE COLLECTION OF A DEDICATED RECYCLING STREAM OF PLASTICS FOR CONVERSION TO ENERGY.
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Report adopted, referred to WAM. MENOR, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, Bunda, Fukunaga, Ige, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Taniguchi, Trimble ENE/IGM, WAM  SR130
SCR220
DOE; Project Graduation
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER CONTINUING PROJECT GRADUATION TRAINING THROUGH DRIVER EDUCATION UNDERWRITERS' FEES AS PART OF TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION.
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-29-08. SAKAMOTO EDN
SCR221
Aspartame; Federal and State Regulation
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY OTHER STATE PROHIBITS OR REGULATES THE USE OF ASPARTAME AND REVIEW THE HISTORY OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION'S REGULATION OF ASPARTAME.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH, WAM. MENOR, Chun Oakland HTH, WAM
SCR222
Exempt Civil Service Employees
REQUESTING STATE DEPARTMENTS TO CONVERT EXEMPT EMPLOYEES TO CIVIL SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 253, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2000, AND ACT 300, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2006.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 04-23-08. TANIGUCHI LAB
SCR223
Athletic Trainers; Sunrise Review
REQUESTING A SUNRISE REVIEW OF ATHLETIC TRAINERS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to CPH, WAM. TANIGUCHI CPH, WAM
SCR224
Kapolei Court Complex; Family Court
REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONDUCT FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS AT THE KAPOLEI COURT COMPLEX WITH THE CONSENT OF THE AFFECTED PARTIES OR UNLESS ONE OF THE PARTIES COMMENCES THE FAMILY COURT PROCEEDING AT THE KAPOLEI COURT COMPLEX.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to JDL. TANIGUCHI (BR) JDL  SR131
SCR225 SD1
Report Title: SFCA; State Art Museum
ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK OF THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS IN SUPPORTING ARTS AND CULTURE IN HAWAII, AND REQUESTING THAT AS AGENCIES MOVE FROM THE NO. 1 CAPITOL DISTRICT BUILDING, THE VACATED SPACE SHALL BE ASSIGNED TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS AND THE STATE ART MUSEUM.
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-02-08. TANIGUCHI TAC  SR132
SCR226
Ala Wai Watershed; Flood Mitigation; Watershed Management
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROVIDE FUNDING NEED PROJECTIONS FOR FLOOD MITIGATION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANNING PROJECTS RELATED TO THE ALA WAI WATERSHED.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to WTL/IGM. TANIGUCHI WTL/IGM  SR133
SCR227
UH; Molucca Albizia Tree
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE MOLUCCA ALBIZIA TREE.
(S ) 4/1/2008 - The committee on EDU deferred the measure. TANIGUCHI ENE/EDU  SR134
SCR228
Rooftop Agriculture; Ordinances
URGING THE COUNTIES TO AMEND THEIR LAND USE ORDINANCES TO PERMIT VOLUNTARY ROOFTOP LANDSCAPING AND AGRICULTURE IN URBAN DISTRICTS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to ENE/IGM. TANIGUCHI, TOKUDA ENE/IGM  SR135
SCR229
Working Group on Genetically Modified Crops
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK, RECOMMENDATIONS AND POLICIES ON ISSUES RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED AGRICULTURAL CROPS.
(S ) 4/10/2008 - The committee on AHW deferred the measure. TOKUDA, Kokubun AHW/ENE
SCR230
Establishment of Task Force; School Recycling Program; University of Hawaii College of Social Sciences; Public Policy Center
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE RECYCLING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS, INCLUDING A FEASIBILITY REPORT RELATED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SCHOOL RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE STATE.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to EDN/HED, EEP, referral sheet 79 TOKUDA, Sakamoto, Taniguchi EDN/HED, EEP
SCR231
Bureau of Conveyances; Joint Investigative Committee; Report
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ASSIST THE BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES IN BECOMING A MORE EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, AND ACCOUNTABLE OPERATION, AND DEVELOP STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR THE BUREAU.
(H ) 4/2/2008 - Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 70 TOKUDA, Kokubun WLH, FIN
SCR232
Bureau of Conveyances; Joint Investigative Committee; Report
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO INVESTIGATE AND DEVELOP FEASIBILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION MODELS REGARDING MERGING THE LAND COURT AND REGULAR SYSTEMS, REASSIGNING THE BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES TO ANOTHER STATE DEPARTMENT, AND PRIVATIZING CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to WLH/JUD, LMG, referral sheet 80 TOKUDA, Kokubun WLH/JUD, LMG
SCR233
BOE; Sex Education
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO EVALUATE THE NECESSITY OF MANDATORY HEALTH EDUCATION THAT INCLUDES MEDICALLY ACCURATE SEX EDUCATION IN INTERMEDIATE AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS.
(S ) 3/17/2008 - Referred to HTH/EDU. TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, Kim HTH/EDU  SR136
SCR234
Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE AND SUPPORT FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE THE VIABILITY OF HAWAII'S GEOGRAPHICALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS AND RANCHERS.
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-02-08. TOKUDA, Kokubun TRN  SR137
SCR235 SD1
Applied Archaeology Program; Archaeological Working Group
REQUESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA EXPAND UPON A MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM IN APPLIED ARCHAEOLOGY, THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT HILO ESTABLISH A GRADUATE PROGRAM IN CULTURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, AND THAT THE STATE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION DIVISION REVIVE ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORKING GROUP.
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Referred to HED/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 79 TOKUDA, English, Kokubun HED/WLH, FIN  SR138
SCR236
Appointment of Auditor, LRB Director, Ombudsman
CALLING FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPOINTING THE AUDITOR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, AND THE OMBUDSMAN.
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Received notice of Adoption in House (Hse. Com. No. 809). HANABUSA