Hawaii State Legislature
2008 List of Acts
Bills which have passed both houses of the Legislature and have been enrolled, certified, signed by the Governor (of if not signed by the Governor, passes the required time period of time without veto), or passed over the Governor’s veto, and published.
   
Measure Text pdfAct#Measure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
1 HB2688 HD1
Legislative Appropriations
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, AND THE OMBUDSMAN.
Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, and Ombudsman. (HB2688 HD1)
(S ) 2/13/2008 - Act 001, 2/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 444). M. OSHIRO WAM
2 HB3037
Emergency Appropriation, Stadium.
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR ELECTRICITY, SEWER, REFUSE, AND INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS.
Appropriates $271,852 from the Stadium Special Fund to pay fiscal year 2007-2008 increases in electricity, sewer, refuse, and insurance premium payments for Aloha Stadium.
(S ) 3/27/2008 - Act 002, 3/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 554). SAY (BR) EDT, WAM  SB2959
3 HB3038
Emergency Appropriation; electricity.
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR ELECTRICITY PAYMENTS STATEWIDE.
Appropriates $1.0 million in general funds to pay statewide increases in electricity payments for fiscal year 2007-2008.
(S ) 3/27/2008 - Act 003, 3/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 555). SAY (BR) WAM  SB2960
4 SB2292
Automated Teller Machine
RELATING TO AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES.
Requires that an agreement to operate or share an automated teller machine may not prohibit, limit, or restrict the right of the owner or operator of the automated teller machine to charge a customer transaction fee.
(S ) 4/1/2008 - Act 004, 3/31/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 601). TANIGUCHI, Kokubun CPC
5 SB3027 SD2
Osteopathy
RELATING TO OSTEOPATHY.
Includes doctors of osteopathy in the medical doctors chapter (chapter 453) so that the board of medical examiners may treat medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy in the same manner; repeals osteopathy chapter (chapter 460, Hawaii Revised Statutes). (SD2)
(S ) 4/3/2008 - Act 005, 4/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 620). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, CPC  HB3105
6 HB2138 HD1
Caregivers; Caregiver Recognition Day
RELATING TO CAREGIVER RECOGNITION DAY.
Establishes an annual Caregiver Recognition Day on the first Saturday of November. (HB2138 HD1)
(S ) 4/8/2008 - Act 006, 4/4/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 622). MIZUNO, AWANA, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HSP
7 HB3080 HD1
Public Utilities; Property Transfers
RELATING TO PROPERTY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Grants public utilities the authority to transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of property, except real property, without prior approval from the Public Utilities Commission, under circumstances calling for timely, decisive action in order to aid a customer whose operations have been disrupted due to unforeseeable events. (HB3080 HD1)
(S ) 4/8/2008 - Act 007, 4/4/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 623). SAY (BR) CPH  SB3002
8 SB2395 SD2
Language Access; Definitions; Language Access Advisory Council
RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
Clarifies definitions relating to language access. Expands language access advisory council membership to include county resident representatives and a representative of the disability and communication access board. (SD2)
(S ) 4/10/2008 - Act 008, 4/8/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 625). CHUN OAKLAND LAB
9 HB2169 HD1
Hawaii Medical Board
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Changes the name of the "Board of Medical Examiners" to the "Hawaii Medical Board". (HB2169 HD1)
(S ) 4/14/2008 - Act 009, 4/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 627). GREEN CPH
10 SB45 SD1
Government Operations; Paroling Authority
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
Clarifies that, for the nomination of paroling authority members, only a nominee's initial appointment is subject to a recommendation by a nomination panel. (SD1)
(S ) 4/14/2008 - Act 010, 4/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 628). NISHIHARA JUD
11 HB2656
Elections; Campaign Contributions; Reciprocal Beneficiaries
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
Adds reciprocal beneficiaries to the definition of "immediate family" for laws related to campaign contributions.
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Act 011, 4/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 629). SAY (BR) JDL
12 HB2428
State Highways; County Subdivision Ordinances; Exemption
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Exempts state highways projects from county subdivision approvals regarding highway projects that involve acquisitions.
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Act 012, 4/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 630). NAKASONE TIA/IGM  SB2441
13 SB1809
Condominiums; Association Special Meetings
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Requires scheduling of special association meetings by petition to be set no later than 60 days from receipt of petition. Clarifies that petitioners may send out notice of meeting and proxies at associations expense if secretary or managing agent fails to do so.
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Act 013, on 4/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 301). ESPERO, Chun Oakland, Bunda, Hemmings, Menor, Nishihara, Hee, Ihara, Trimble, Gabbard, Sakamoto, Tokuda CPC  HB1633
14 HB3325 HD2
Uniform Land Sales Practices Act; Time Shares
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM LAND SALES PRACTICES ACT.
Exempts offers or dispositions of interests in time share plans from the Uniform Land Sales Practices Act. (HB3325 HD2)
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Act 014, on 4/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 302). LUKE, MAGAOAY, YAMANE, Caldwell, Herkes, Souki CPH
15 HB3343 HD1
Filipino-American History Month
RELATING TO FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH.
Designates the month of October as Filipino-American History Month to annually commemorate the contributions of Filipino-Americans to Hawaii and the United States. (HB3343 HD1)
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Act 015, on 4/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 303). MANAHAN, BELATTI, BERG, CABANILLA, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, KARAMATSU, LEE, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, SONSON, WAKAI EDT
16 SB2399
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSE 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 purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Act 016, on 4/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 304). HANABUSA (BR) JUD
17 SB2425 SD1
Arson; Firefighting Costs
RELATING TO ARSON.
Specifies the firefighting costs that a defendant convicted of arson may be required to reimburse. (SB2425 SD1)
(S ) 4/16/2008 - Act 017, 4/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 638). HANABUSA (BR) JUD  HB2714
18 HB2467 HD2
Fire Protection
RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
Clarifies the procedure for county adoption of the State Fire Code, and for the State Fire Code to become part of the State Building Code, and requires the State to conduct fire and safety inspections of state airports at least once a year. (HB2467 HD2)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - Act 018, on 4/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 306). EVANS, CARROLL, HAR, ITO, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, YAMANE IGM/TIA
19 SB2402 SD1
Volume 11; Housekeeping Amendments
MAKING VARIOUS HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS TO VOLUME 11 OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, AND CLARIFYING LANGUAGE.
Amends various provisions of volume 11 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes for the purpose of correcting errors and references, and clarifying language.
(H ) 4/17/2008 - Act 019, on 4/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 307). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD
20 SB3105 SD1
Public Attendance; Agency Meetings
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Allows boards and commissions to conduct on-site inspections of locations related to board or commission business that are closed to the public, if public attendance is impracticable. Requires the director of the office of information practices to act in certain instances instead of the attorney general. (SB3105 SD1)
(S ) 4/18/2008 - Act 020, 4/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 644). HANABUSA (BR) JUD  HB3183
21 HB3106
Acupuncturists; examination and licensure
RELATING TO GRADUATES OF FOREIGN ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAMS.
Requires applicants for acupuncture licensure who graduated from foreign institutes to have their educational information evaluated by a professional crediting evaluator as a prerequisite for taking an exam and getting a license in Hawaii.
(S ) 4/18/2008 - Act 021, 4/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 645). SAY (BR) HTH, CPH  SB3028
22 SB2258 SD1
Wireless Enhanced 911 Board; Proxy
RELATING TO THE WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 BOARD.
Deletes quorum by proxy and authorization for a board member to vote by proxy submitted in writing to the board. Permits quorum to be established by the physical presence of any 6 members of the board. (SB2258 SD1)
(S ) 4/18/2008 - Act 022, 4/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 646). KIM, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Nishihara, Slom, Trimble PSM, CPC
23 HB2165
Registered Nurses; Licensure
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows a master's degree candidate in a nursing program who has completed the pre-licensure component of the program to apply for a license by examination to practice as a registered nurse.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 023, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 314). CHANG, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, MAGAOAY, MORITA, TSUJI, Herkes, Karamatsu, Lee, Nishimoto, Rhoads, Sagum, Wakai, Yamashita HTH, CPH  SB2674
24 HB2441
DOE; Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Provides for workers' compensation coverage for students participating in school-approved work-based learning programs sponsored by the department of education or the University of Hawaii.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 024, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 315). TAKUMI EDU/JDL, WAM
25 HB647 HD2
Energy Resources; Public-Private Advisory Committee
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Repeals the Energy Resources Public-Private Advisory Committee. (HB647 HD2)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 025, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 316). MORITA ENE
26 HB2523
Land Use Commission; Decision-making Criteria; County General Plan
RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
Amends Land Use Commission decision-making criteria to include the County General Plan and plans adopted pursuant to the general plan.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 026, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 317). HAR, AWANA, BERG, BERTRAM, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Belatti, Brower, Morita, Nakasone, Sagum, Takamine IGM, WTL
27 HB2696 HD2
Judiciary History Center; Board Nominations
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF THE JUDICIARY HISTORY CENTER.
Clarifies the role of, and the number of candidates to be nominated by, the Friends of the Judiciary History Center in the event of vacancies on the Center's Executive Board. (HB2696 HD2)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 027, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 318). SAY (BR) JDL
28 SB2401 SD1
Condominium Housekeeping Bill
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS: MAKING VARIOUS TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, AND CLARIFYING LANGUAGE.
Amends various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to condominiums for the purpose of correcting errors and references, and clarifying language. (SB2401 SD1)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 028, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 319). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD
29 SB3068 SD1 HD1
Emergency Appropriation for the Adult Mental Health Division
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION.
To authorize an emergency appropriation for fiscal year 2007-2008 of $10,000,000 from the general funds to the Department of Health for the Adult Mental Health Division. (SB3068 HD1)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 029, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 320). HANABUSA (BR) FIN  HB3146
30 HB3161 SD3
Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Makes an emergency appropriation of general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 to pay current, essential vendors, reduce accounts payable, and allow operation and provision of current levels of service in Hawaii health systems corporation's facilities. (SD3)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 030, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 321). SAY (BR) HTH, WAM  SB3083
31 HB2502 HD2
Solar Energy Facility in Agricultural District
RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.
Makes solar energy facilities a permitted use in the agricultural district on class D or E land. (HB2502 HD2)
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 031, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 662). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMASHITA, Evans, Har, Sagum, Souki, Takamine, Yamane AHW/ENE  SB2847
32 HB2347 HD1
Scrap Dealers; Violations
RELATING TO METAL.
Affirms that penalties in section 445-235, HRS, apply if scrap dealer violates either section 445-232 or 445-233, HRS. (HB2347 HD1)
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 032, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 663). WATERS, MORITA, SAY, TSUJI, YAMANE, Yamashita CPH, JDL
33 HB2369
DOE; After-school
RELATING TO THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLUS PROGRAM REVOLVING FUND.
Limits the after-school plus program revolving fund revenues to participation fees and interest.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 033, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 664). TAKUMI, Berg, Takamine EDU, WAM
34 SB2141 HD1
Public Housing Project; Intoxicating Liquor
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Prohibits the consumption of liquor on any public sidewalk or common area within a public housing project. (SB2141 HD1)
(H ) 4/24/2008 - Act 34, on 4/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 328). CHUN OAKLAND HSH
35 SB3074 SD1 HD1
Emergency Appropriation for Emergency Medical Services
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH.
Makes an emergency appropriation for FY 2008 to pay for the City and County of Honolulu's collective bargaining costs relating to emergency medical services. (SB3074 HD1)
(H ) 4/24/2008 - Act 35, on 4/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 329). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, FIN  HB3152
36 HB2908 SD1
Auditor; Recommendations
RELATING TO AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS.
Requires the Auditor to submit an annual report to the Legislature identifying all audit recommendations more than one year old that have not been implemented. Requires all affected agencies notified by the Auditor that an audit recommendation more than one year old has not been implemented to submit a written report to the Auditor, the Senate President, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives explaining why the recommendation was not implemented and the estimated date of implementation. Requires each department, office or agency, or political subdivision subject to an audit to provide updates on the implementation of the Auditor's recommendations at intervals prescribed by the Auditor. (HB2908 SD1
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 036, 4/24/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 330). M. OSHIRO WAM
37 HB2163 HD2 SD1
UH; Preaudit
RELATING TO COMPTROLLER SUPERVISION OF ACCOUNTS.
Limits the University of Hawaii's duty to preaudit all proposed payments to those that amount to $10,000 or more. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 037, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 331). CHANG, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, Berg, Brower, Har, Herkes, Lee, Sagum, Tsuji, Wakai EDU, WAM  SB2677
38 HB2436 HD2 SD2
Display Fireworks; Consumer Fireworks; Permits; Minors
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Amends the definition of "display fireworks"; clarifies prohibitions; clarifies that minors are prohibited from selling fireworks; and requires $25 fee for consumer fireworks; (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 038, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 332). YAMANE, EVANS, MCKELVEY, WATERS PBS, JDL  SB2554
39 HB2699 HD1 SD1
Probate; Omnibus Bill
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
Clarifies permissible distribution of funds remaining in payable-on-death accounts; limits service of supplementary probate asset inventory or appraisement to parties who request the information; allows courts to waive the kokua kanawai interview of the respondent in person; authorizes disclosure of kokua kanawai reports and professional evaluations to certain parties. Effective 7/1/08. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 039, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 333). SAY (BR) JDL
40 HB2517 HD1 SD1
Invasive Species; Restricted Plants; Noxious weeds
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Allows the department of agriculture to regulate or prohibit the sale of specific plants on the restricted list. Prohibits the sale of noxious weeds, provided that noxious weeds may be imported only for research, by permit. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2008 - Act 040, 4/28/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 675). TSUJI, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASONE, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Sagum, Souki, Takamine AHW/ENE
41 SB3004 SD2 HD2
ERS; Information from Employers; Direct Deposit of Refunds
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Requires government employers to provide information to the ERS electronically. Provides for direct deposit of refunds and other lump sum payments. Clarifies that contributions for unpaid leaves are required for service credit. Conforms provision re compensation of ERS member on military leave to USERRA. Conforms provisions to comply with federal tax law changes affecting the hybrid plan. (SB3004 HD2)
(H ) 4/29/2008 - Act 41, on 4/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 337). HANABUSA (BR) LAB, FIN  HB3082
42 HB3197 SD1
Department of Transportation; Emergency Appropriation; State Highway Fund
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM.
Appropriates $21,253,032 out of the state highway fund for fiscal year 2007-2008. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2008 - Act 42, on 4/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 338). SAY (BR) TIA, WAM  SB3119
43 HB3140 SD2
Emergency appropriation; Hawaii Public Housing Authority
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Emergency appropriation in general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Hawaii public housing authority to repay the department of budget and finance for a loan made to cover payroll and risk management costs for liability insurance for fiscal year 2006-2007, and to address a critical funding shortfall for operational costs of its public housing programs for fiscal year 2007-2008. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2008 - Act 43, on 4/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 339). SAY (BR) HSP, WAM  SB3062
44 HB2301 HD1 SD1
Dentistry
RELATING TO DENTISTRY.
Prohibits interference in the practice of dentistry by an unlicensed person or entity. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2008 - Act 44, on 4/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 340). CALDWELL HTH, CPH
45 SB3200 SD1 HD1
Governmental Retention of Attorneys; Attorney General Conflict of Interest
RELATING TO GOVERNMENTAL RETENTION OF ATTORNEYS.
Allows a court or judicial or legislative office of the state to retain an attorney if the attorney general declares a conflict of interest. (SB3200 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 045, 4/29/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 684). HANABUSA JUD
46 SB2956 SD1 HD1
Milk Industry; Strategic Plan
RELATING TO MILK.
Ensures that the remaining Hawaii dairy producers are paid a price commensurate with the quality of the milk they produce. (SB2956 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2008 - Act 046, 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 688). HANABUSA (BR) AGR, FIN  HB3034
47 SB3005 SD2 HD2
ERS; Membership of Elective Officers and Judges
RELATING TO FEDERAL TAX QUALIFICATION OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Repeals the provisions that (1) make ERS membership by elective officers optional and (2) allow elective officers and judges to withdraw from ERS membership by nominally retiring even though they remain in office. Provides for service by retirants as elective officers without suspension of retirement benefits. (SB3005 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2008 - Act 047, 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 689). HANABUSA (BR) LAB, FIN  HB3083
48 SB2569 HD1
Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance; Extension
RELATING TO THE MUSEUM OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND DANCE.
Extends the existence of the Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance Committee and its interim and final reporting deadlines under Act 230, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. (SB2569 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2008 - Act 048, 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 690). KIM, ENGLISH, HOOSER, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Ihara, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto TAC, FIN
49 SB3228 HD1
Pensions of Hansen's Disease Facilities Employees
RELATING TO ADJUSTING THE ANNUAL PENSIONS OF RETIRED PATIENT EMPLOYEES AT HANSEN'S DISEASE FACILITIES.
Adjusts pension amounts for retired patient-employees of Hansen's disease facilities. Provides for annual increase to be paid to deceased retired patient employees' estates. (SB3228 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2008 - Act 049, 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 691). ENGLISH, BAKER, TSUTSUI HLT, LAB, FIN
50 SB3240 SD1 HD2
Motor Vehicle Driver License; U.S. Armed Forces
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSE.
Adjusts the length of time a person's license will remain valid based on their age and provides that military personnel whose driver's license has expired while on active duty outside of the country will be authorized to drive for 90 days upon their return to the United States. (SB3240 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2008 - Act 050, 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 692). INOUYE, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Ihara, Tokuda TRN/PSM, JUD
51 HB2254 HD2 SD1
Financial Institution Name Fraud; Banks
RELATING TO BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Prohibits the deceptive use of the name or trademark of a financial institution or its affiliates or subsidiaries. Establishes $10,000 fine for violations. (SD1)
(H ) 4/30/2008 - Act 051, on 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 350). HERKES CPH, JDL
52 SB3185 SD2 HD1
Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening; Transfer of Funds
RELATING TO CANCER.
Transfers funds from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health for cervical and breast cancer screening, education, and outreach. (SB3185 HD1)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Act 052, on 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 353). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, Fukunaga HSH/HLT, FIN
53 SB2782 SD2 HD2
Scrap Metal; Theft
RELATING TO METAL.
Includes beer kegs in laws intended to monitor scrap metal resale. Creates a new misdemeanor offense of theft of beer keg. Sunsets July 1, 2009. (SB2782 HD2)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Act 053, on 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 354). TANIGUCHI CPC, JUD
54 SB3006 SD1 HD2
Business Registration; Corporation Dissolution
RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
Makes laws governing corporate dissolution and director's rights consistent. Amends the law to more accurately reflect the administrative procedures of administratively cancelling a limited partnership. Makes provisions regarding the expiration of corporations consistent with other entities. Streamlines and conforms limited liability company law filing requests. (SB3006 HD2)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Act 054, on 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 355). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB3084
55 HB2559 HD2 SD1
Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ACT.
Updates the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act by replacing the existing 1981 version of the Act with the 1995 version, among other things. (HB2559 SD1)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Act 055, on 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 356). B. OSHIRO, HERKES, WATERS CPH
56 SB2900 SD1 HD1
Public Streets, Roads, and Highways; Ownership in Dispute
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Authorize any county to enforce laws and rules applicable to the use of public streets, roads, or highways whose ownership is in dispute between the State and county. Authorizes any county to repair and provide maintenance for these public streets, roads, or highways. Ensures that the general public retains the right to use these public streets, roads, or highways to access coastal and inland recreational areas, including beaches, shores, parks, and trails. (SB2900 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2008 - Act 056, 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 698). HOOSER, Baker, Gabbard, Hee, Inouye, Tsutsui TRN, JUD
57 SB2816 SD1 HD2
Intra-County Ferry; Mooring Space; Priority; Fuel Tax Exemption
RELATING TO INTRA-COUNTY FERRY SERVICE.
Requires department of land and natural resources to assign priority mooring space to intra-county ferries serving a county with 500,000 or less people and at least 3 islands inhabited by permanent residents. Exempts distributors from fuel tax for fuel sold for ultimate use by the intra-county ferry service. (SB2816 HD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 57, 5/1/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 703). BAKER, ENGLISH, TSUTSUI TRN/WLH, FIN  HB2893
58 SB2153 SD1 HD1
Mandatory Tax Credit; Constitution
RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Provides a $1 tax credit to taxpayers pursuant to article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. (SB2153 HD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 58, 5/1/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 704). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, TSUTSUI, Taniguchi FIN
59 HB7 HD1 SD1
Prescription Drugs; I-SaveRx; Governor; Reimportation
RELATING TO THE I-SAVERX PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM.
Directs the Governor to establish the State of Hawaii's participation in the I-SaveRx prescription drug program to provide residents with increased access to affordable drugs. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 59, 5/1/2008, veto override. TAKUMI, GREEN, THIELEN HTH, CPH  SB817
60 SB868 SD2
Boards and Commissions; Communication with the Legislature
RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
Maintains a policy of open communications with boards and commissions when a department director is considering invoking their rights under section 26-35(a)(1), HRS, to represent a board or commission before the legislature. (SD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 60, 5/1/2008, veto override. KIM, SAKAMOTO, TSUTSUI, HOOSER, Hee, Taniguchi LMG, FIN
61 SB2779 HD2
Labor; Wages and Hours; Emergencies; Suspension
RELATING TO LABOR.
Clarifies the circumstances under which the governor may suspend statutes relating to wages and hours on public works projects. (SB2779 HD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 61, 5/1/2008, veto override. TANIGUCHI LAB/PSM, FIN
62 SB2898 SD1
Interstate Agreement; Presidential Election; National Popular Vote
RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.
Adds a new chapter to Hawaii Revised Statutes to enter Hawaii into an interstate compact to determine the winner of a presidential election by "national popular vote". (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 62, 5/1/2008, veto override. HEE JUD
63 HB3109 SD1
Dispensing Opticians; Licensure; Non-corrective Contact Lenses
RELATING TO DISPENSING OPTICIANS.
Specifies that a dispensing optician's license is required for the dispensing and fitting, upon written prescription, of noncorrective contact lenses and for the sale of or offer to sell non-corrective contact lenses. (SD1)
(S ) 5/7/2008 - Act 063, 5/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 705). SAY (BR) CPH  SB3031
64 HB2009 SD1
Correctional Program Revolving Fund; Repeal
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Repeals section 353-33, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which establishes the correctional program revolving fund for the purpose of offsetting the cost of providing programs for inmates. (SD1)
(S ) 5/12/2008 - Act 064, 5/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 706). EVANS PBS, WAM
65 HB1402 HD2 SD2
Correctional Industries; Maximum Temporary Exempt Employees
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.
Amends the maximum number of temporary exempt positions for the correctional industries program from 45 employees to 65. (HB1402 SD2)
(S ) 5/12/2008 - Act 065, 5/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 707). SAY (BR) PSM, LAB, FIN  SB1488
66 HB2953 SD1 CD1
Inter-island Shipping; Motor Vehicles
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Provides an exemption for the driver of the vehicle who ships the motor vehicle between islands on the inter-island ferry. (HB2953 CD1)
(S ) 5/12/2008 - Act 066, 5/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 708). SOUKI, Nakasone TIA, JDL  SB2920
67 SB2961 SD2 HD2 CD1
Appropriations; Claims Against the State
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (CD1)
(H ) 5/13/2008 - Act 067, on 5/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 369). HANABUSA (BR) JUD, FIN  HB3039
68 SB1035 SD1 HD1 CD1
Makahiki; Commemoration
RELATING TO MAKAHIKI DAY COMMEMORATION.
Establishes each November 20th as the Makahiki Commemoration day. (CD1)
(H ) 5/13/2008 - Act 068, on 5/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 370). ENGLISH, Inouye, Slom, Menor AHW/EDT
69 SB2785 SD1 HD1 CD1
District Court; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION.
Increases the amount over which the district court has jurisdiction in civil cases from $20,000 to $25,000. Eff. on approval. (CD1)
(H ) 5/13/2008 - Act 069, on 5/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 371). TANIGUCHI (BR) JUD, FIN
70 HB2894 SD1
Planned Community Associations
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
Allows for the restatement of planned community association documents. (SD1)
(H ) 5/14/2008 - Act 070, on 5/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 372). MCKELVEY (BR) CPH
71 SB2499 HD1 CD2
Taro; Kalo; State Plant
RELATING TO TARO.
Changes effective date of Act 36, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which makes kalo the official plant of the State to 7/1/08. (CD2)
(H ) 5/14/2008 - Act 071, on 5/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 373). ENGLISH, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Gabbard, Hee, Hemmings, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Kokubun, Menor, Nishihara TAC/WLH, EDN, JUD
72 SB2464 HD1 CD1
Hawaiian Monk Seal; State Mammal
RELATING TO THE STATE MAMMAL.
Designates the Hawaiian monk seal as the state mammal. (CD1)
(H ) 5/14/2008 - Act 072, on 5/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 374). TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, GABBARD WLH, TAC
73 HB2614 SD1
SPRB; Island Pacific Academy
RELATING TO ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $30,000,000 for planning and construction of educational facilities by Island Pacific Academy. (SD1)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 073, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 375). HAR, CHONG, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Karamatsu EDU, WAM  SB2364
74 HB2547 SD1
SPRBs; Maui Preparatory Academy
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Maui Preparatory Academy. (SD1)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 074, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 376). MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Bertram, Souki EDU, WAM  SB2035
75 HB2271 HD1 SD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Castle Medical Center
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER AND ITS AFFILIATES.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to assist Castle Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2008. (HB2271 SD2)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 075, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 377). CHONG, GREEN, ITO, MIZUNO, WATERS HTH, WAM  SB2397
76 HB2460 SD1
Condominiums
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Allows condominium associations to invest funds in certificates of deposit through the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service network. (SD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 076, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 718). CALDWELL, HERKES, B. OSHIRO, SAY CPH
77 HB1978 HD1 SD1
Public Order; Human Waste; Prohibition
RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.
Extends sunset by three years of the prohibition against urinating or defecating in public within the boundaries of downtown Honolulu. (SD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 077, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 719). RHOADS, BROWER JDL  SB2265
78 SB3076 HD1 CD1
Epidemiologists
RELATING TO EPIDEMIOLOGISTS.
Authorizes the department of health to create up to ten permanent or temporary exempt epidemiologist positions. (CD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 078, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 720). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, FIN  HB3154
79 HB2917 HD2 SD1
Harbors; Mooring
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Requires the department of transportation, or the departments with jurisdiction, to allow a vessels with a mooring permit for either Kewalo basin or Honolulu harbor to moor in the other harbor under certain conditions. (SD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 079, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 721). BROWER, HANOHANO, LUKE, MIZUNO, TSUJI, Awana, Belatti, Berg, Caldwell, Chong, Evans, Green, Ito, McKelvey, Rhoads, Takumi, Yamashita TIA/WTL
80 HB3040 HD1 SD1 CD1
Indecent Electronic Display; Electronic Enticement; Sex Offender Registration
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Establishes the offense of indecent electronic display to a child.  Amends the offense of electronic enticement of a child in the first degree.  Amends statute relating to sex offender registration. Establishes the Adam Walsh Act Compliance Working Group. (HB3040 CD1)
(H ) 5/16/2008 - Act 080, on 5/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 382). SAY (BR) JDL  SB2962
81 HB2346 HD2 SD2 CD1
Endangering Welfare of a Minor
RELATING TO ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
Expands the crimes of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first and second degrees to include situations in which an adult causes or permits a minor to inject, ingest, or inhale certain controlled substances that were not prescribed for the minor by a physician. (HB2346 CD1)
(H ) 5/16/2008 - Act 081, on 5/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 383). WATERS, SAY, Morita, Tsuji, Yamane, Yamashita HSP, JDL
82 HB2770 HD1 SD2
Bridge to Hope Program; TANF
RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE PROGRAM.
Expands the bridge to hope program to enable all heads of households receiving financial assistance and participating in the first to work program to pursue education beyond the federal limit of one-year of vocational education. (HB2770 SD2)
(H ) 5/20/2008 - Act 082, on 5/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 384). LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, CARROLL, CHING, EVANS, HAR, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORITA, PINE, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, YAMANE, Hanohano, Meyer HSP, WAM  SB2214
83 HB3151 HD2 SD1
Electronic Permitting Fees
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PERMITTING FEES
Allows certain department of health environmental programs to conduct business electronically and withhold sufficient moneys to cover the cost of electronic and credit card provider services. (SD1)
(H ) 5/20/2008 - Act 083, on 5/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 385). SAY (BR) ENE, WAM  SB3073
84 HB2164 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE CANCER RESEARCH SPECIAL FUND.
Increases the sources of revenue available to support the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Allows moneys in cancer research special fund to be used for capital expenditures. (HB2164 SD1)
(H ) 5/20/2008 - Act 084, on 5/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 386). CHANG, BERG, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, MAGAOAY, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, TSUJI, Brower, Rhoads, Sagum, Wakai HTH/EDU, WAM  SB2673
85 HB3126 SD2 CD1
Increase Agriculture Loan Ceiling; Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
Increases the loan ceiling for farm and ranch operations on Hawaiian home lands from $50,000 to $200,000. (HB3126 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 085, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 727). SAY (BR) AHW, WAM  SB3048
86 SB3092 SD1 HD1 CD1
Social Security Number
RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
Mandates that only the last four digits of an individual's social security number shall be listed on judgments, orders, or decrees endorsed and recorded in the bureau of conveyances or land court. Effective 7/1/2008. (CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 086, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 728). HANABUSA (BR) CPC, JUD  HB3170
87 HB3150 HD2 SD1
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT.
Clarifies the different reporting requirements for hazardous substances and extremely hazardous substances. (SD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 087, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 729). SAY (BR) HTH/ENE  SB3072
88 SB3061 HD1 CD1
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
RELATING TO THE FIRST-TO-WORK PROGRAM.
Conforms state law to current federal law by deleting references to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Act and replacing them with references to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families laws. (CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 088, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 730). HANABUSA (BR) HSH, LAB, FIN  HB3139
89 HB1755 HD1 SD1
General Excise Tax; Service-to-Service Transactions
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Clarifies that the reduced general excise tax rate of 0.5 per cent on service-to-service wholesale transactions applies to dealers that furnish goods or services to fulfill manufacturer warranty obligations to purchasers of the manufacturer's tangible personal property. (SD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 089, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 731). YAMASHITA, KARAMATSU, Chong, Say EDT, WAM  SB1976
90 HB3179 SD1 CD1
Renewable Energy Producer
RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCER.
Amends the definition of "renewable energy producer" to include growers and producers of plant or animal materials used primarily for the production of biofuels or other fuels, so that they will be eligible for direct leases of public land. (HB3179 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 090, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 732). SAY (BR) WLH/EEP, AGR, FIN  SB3101
91 HB2589 HD2 SD2
Copper Purchases; Scrap Dealers; Recyclers
RELATING TO SCRAP METAL.
Requires scrap dealers and recyclers to pay for copper purchases by check. (SD2)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 091, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 395). YAMANE, HAR, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA, Tokioka, Tsuji CPH, JDL
92 HB1365 SD2 CD1
Deferred Compensation; State of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS.
Clarifies that the Board of Trustees of both the State Deferred Compensation Plan and the State Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan for Part-time, Temporary, and Seasonal or Casual Employees may select and offer participants investment products that are commonly offered in the securities industry or other deferred compensation plans and are determined to be reasonable, prudent investment products. Effective 7/1/2008. (HB1365 CD1)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 092, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 396). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1451
93 HB3191 HD1 SD2
Conformity; Hawaii Income Tax Laws; Internal Revenue Code
RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Amends Hawaii's income tax law to conform to changes of the Internal Revenue Code. (HB3191 SD2)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 093, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 397). SAY (BR) EDT, WAM  SB3113
94 SB788 SD2
State Civil Defense; Disaster Appropriation
RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
Extends lapsing date of certain appropriations relating to civil defense disaster relief from 6/30/2008 to 6/30/2009. (SB788 SD2)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 094, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 398). INOUYE, TSUTSUI, CHUN OAKLAND, TOKUDA, Hemmings, Hooser FIN
95 SB2784 SD1 HD1 CD1
Power of Arrest; United States Marshal Service
RELATING TO THE POWER OF ARREST.
Authorizes agents of the United States Marshal Service to make arrests under state law. Updates references to U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service to reflect current names of agencies within the federal Department of Homeland Security. (CD1)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 095, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 399). TANIGUCHI (BR) JUD
96 HB3173 HD1 SD1 CD1
Grounded Vessels
RELATING TO GROUNDED VESSELS.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remove a grounded vessel under its control, by conventional salvage methods, in order to minimize damage to the natural resources and not become a hazard to navigation. (HB3173 CD1)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 096, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 400). SAY (BR) WTL, JDL  SB3095
97 HB2965 HD2 SD2
Agricultural Water Security
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SECURITY.
Allows the negotiation of agreements for the production of emergency power for agricultural water systems following a disaster declared by the Governor. Provides that independent power producers shall not become subject to the jurisdiction of the PUC as the result of an agreement entered into pursuant to this Act. (SD2)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 097, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 401). TAKAMINE, CHANG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, TSUJI AHW/CPH, WAM
98 SB1802 HD1 CD1
Mental Health Records; Confidentiality; Exceptions
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Provides an exception to the confidentiality of mental health records and allows disclosure of a person's treatment summary from a previous five-year period from one health care provider to another. (CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 098, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 740). IGE, Baker, Ihara, Fukunaga, Chun Oakland HLT, JUD
99 SB3069 SD2 HD1 CD1
Defendant Records; DOH Hospital; DOH Custody
RELATING TO RECORDS OF DEFENDANTS COMMITTED TO A HOSPITAL CONTROLLED BY THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH OR TO CUSTODY OF DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.
Requires the county police departments to provide to the director of health and the defendants certain police reports of defendants who are committed to a hospital under the control of the director of health or to the custody of the director. (CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 099, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 741). HANABUSA (BR) JUD, HLT, FIN  HB3147
100 SB2396 SD1 HD3 CD1
Mental Health Facilities; Hawaii State Hospital; Forensic Patients
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Requires the department of health to submit an annual report on forensic patients; allows the director of health and persons subject to inpatient hospitalization or conditional release to apply to the court for hearing; reduces the minimum length of hospitalization from ninety to sixty days for individuals who are recommitted after conditional release. Makes assault on a person employed at a state-operated or –contracted mental health facility a class C felony. (CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 100, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 742). HEE, TOKUDA HLT, JUD, FIN
101 SB2400 SD1 HD1 CD1
Minor Offenses; Decriminalization
RELATING TO DECRIMINALIZATION OF MINOR OFFENSES PURSUANT TO ACT 124, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2005.
Decriminalizes minor offenses outside the Penal Code pursuant to Act 124, SLH 2005. Amends Act 124, SLH 2005, to clarify process by which minor offenses are recommended for decriminalization. (CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 101, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 743). HANABUSA (BR) JUD
102 HB2700 HD1 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Supplemental Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds to the Judiciary for FY 2008-2009.
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 102, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 744). SAY (BR) JUD, FIN  SB2712
103 SB2034 HD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Hydrokinetic Energy; Maui
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST OCEANLINX HAWAII LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for planning, designing, and constructing a wave or hydrokinetic power facility on Maui. Effective 07/01/08. (SB2034 HD2)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 103, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 745). BAKER, ENGLISH, TSUTSUI EEP/WLH, FIN  HB2401
104 SB1720 SD1 HD2
SPRBs; Jacoby Development, Inc.; Plasma Municipal Solid Waste Processing System
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST JACOBY DEVELOPMENT, INC., A PROCESSING ENTERPRISE.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for the planning, designing, constructing, and equipping of, and the acquisition of lands for, a plasma municipal solid waste processing system to convert solid wastes into electricity and chemically and biologically inert slag in the state of Hawaii. (SB1720 HD2)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 104, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 746). HANABUSA (BR) EEP, FIN
105 SB3190 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Sopogy, Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SOPOGY INC., IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds in an amount not exceeding $35,000,000 to assist Sopogy, Inc. with planning, designing, construction, equipping, and operating a solar farm power plant on the island of Oahu to produce electricity from solar power. Effective 07/01/08. (SB3190 HD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 105, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 747). MENOR, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, Baker, Bunda, English, Gabbard, Nishihara, Sakamoto EEP, FIN
106 HB2245 HD1 SD2 CD1
UH; Commercial Enterprises
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes the transfer of all University of Hawaii funds, with the exception of general funds and UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund moneys, into the UH Commercial Enterprises Revolving Fund to finance the establishment of new commercial enterprises. (HB2245 CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 106, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 748). CHANG, BERTRAM, EVANS, HANOHANO, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, SONSON, Har, Herkes, Ito, Karamatsu, Sagum, Takamine, Wakai, Yamane EDU, WAM  SB2675
107 HB660 SD1 CD1
Circuit Courts; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS.
Expands the jurisdiction of the circuit courts to include impeachment proceedings against county officers. (HB660 CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 107, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 749). WATERS IGM, JDL
108 HB3085 HD2 SD1
Trade Names and Marks
RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
Clarifies the law relating to registration and protection of trademarks and names and clarifies how similar trade names are resolved. (SD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 108, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 750). SAY (BR) CPH/JDL  SB3007
109 HB3120 HD2 SD1 CD1
Animal Quarantine
RELATING TO ANIMAL QUARANTINE FACILITIES.
Specifies that leased or rented animal quarantine property or facilities be leased or rented at a reasonable lease rent as determined by the Department of Agriculture. Specifies that the property or facilities shall be used for animal welfare or agriculture-related purposes. (HB3120 CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 109, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 751). SAY (BR) AHW, WAM  SB3042
110 SB2808 SD2 HD1
Environmental Assessments; Exemptions
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Clarifies that when 2 or more agencies have jurisdiction, the office of environmental quality control shall determine which agency has the responsibility of preparing an environmental assessment after consultation with and assistance from the affected state or county agencies. Makes clarifications to the rulemaking powers of the environmental council. (SB2808 HD1)
(S ) 5/27/2008 - Act 110, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 752). INOUYE, Baker, English, Espero EEP/JUD, TRN
111 SB2895 SD1 HD1 CD1
Offenses Against Public Order; Pet Animal; Cruelty to Animals
RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER.
Adds equine animals as protected under the law pertaining to offenses relating to cruelty to animals. (CD1)
(S ) 5/27/2008 - Act 111, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 753). HEE JUD, AGR
112 HB3174 HD1 SD1 CD1
Federal Fisheries Regulation
RELATING TO FEDERAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS.
Clarifies that the department of land and natural resources shall adopt, amend, or repeal administrative rules to be consistent with federal fishery regulations to improve management and enforcement in a state and federal marine water fishery, under certain conditions. (HB3174 CD1)
(S ) 5/27/2008 - Act 112, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 754). SAY (BR) JUD, WLH, FIN  SB3096
113 HB3175 HD1 SD1 CD1
Commercial Marine Fishing Reports
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE FISHING REPORTS.
Requires DLNR to adopt rules to effect federal requirements for fisheries where jurisdiction is shared by the state and federal governments. (HB3175 CD1)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 113, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 755). SAY (BR) WTL  SB3097
114 SB2054 SD2 HD2 CD1
Family Court; Custody
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Establishes criteria for the best interests of the child, to specify what factors the courts shall consider in making a custody or visitation determination concerning a minor child. (CD1)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 114, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 756). CHUN OAKLAND HSH, JUD
115 SB2768 SD2 HD1 CD1
Maui Memorial Medical Center; Revenue Bonds; Heart, Brain, Vascular Center; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST THE MAUI REGION OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes issuance of $150,000,000 in revenue bonds for a heart, brain, and vascular center at the Maui memorial medical center. (CD1)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 115, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 757). TSUTSUI, BAKER, ENGLISH, IGE HLT, FIN
116 HB2168 HD1
H2 Technologies; Hydrogen Generation and Conversion; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to H2 Technologies, Incorporated for construction of Hydrogen Generator Appliance Laboratory and hydrogen generation and conversion facilities. (HB2168 HD1)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 116, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 758). MORITA, CHANG, GREEN, HANOHANO, Carroll, Evans, Herkes, Tsuji ENE, WAM  SB2565
117 SB2040 SD1 HD2
Cancer Surveillance and Research; Data Collection
RELATING TO CANCER SURVEILLANCE.
Allows a cancer patient to be contacted directly without initial physician contact for purposes of cancer surveillance. Adds pre-cancerous to the list of conditions about which data collection is authorized. Adds biological specimens to the materials that may be collected to assist cancer research. (SB2040 HD2)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 117, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 759). BAKER, Ige HLT/HED, JUD
118 SB3001 SD2 HD2 CD1
Energy Efficiency; Public Benefits
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Clarifies provisions of chapter 269, part VII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the administration and use of moneys supporting energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs and services and the status of the public benefits fee administrator. (CD1)
(H ) 5/28/2008 - Act 118, on 5/28/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 423). HANABUSA (BR) EEP, CPC, FIN  HB3079
119 SB1491 SD1 HD2
Controlled Substances
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Authorizes the use of the controlled substance registration revolving fund to offset costs of investigating violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act including operations of the Narcotic Enforcement Division's forensic drug laboratory. Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law. (SB 1491 HD2)
(H ) 5/28/2008 - Act 119, on 5/28/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 424). HANABUSA (BR) PSM, JUD, FIN  HB1405
120 HB2224 HD1 SD2
Group Health Insurers; Small Business
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires group health issuers to offer small group health plans to self-employed individuals who are registered or licensed by the department of commerce and consumer affairs and are located in the group issuer's service areas. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to exempt certain group health plans based on specified criteria. Allows limits on timing of enrollment and reenrollment to control adverse selection and plan costs. Repeals on 7/1/13. (SD2)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 120, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 425). SAY HLT, EDB, LAB, CPC
121 SB3174 SD2 HD2 CD1
Affordable Housing; Appropriation
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Increases the Hula Mae multifamily revenue bond authorization. (CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 121, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 426). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee HSH/WLH, FIN
122 HB2139 HD2 SD1 CD1
Anatomical Gifts
RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS.
Enacts the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. (HB2139 CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 122, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 427). MIZUNO, AWANA, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HTH, JDL
123 SB2293 SD1 HD1 CD1
Housing; For-Sale Developments
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Exempts new multi-family housing condominium developments of seventy-five units or more from certain state and county affordable housing requirements. (CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 123, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 428). TANIGUCHI, KOKUBUN HSH/WLH, FIN
124 HB2450 HD1 SD2 CD1
Boundary Amendments; Agricultural Lands; Right to Farm
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Establishes conditions for the granting of approval of petitions for boundary amendments where lands in the petition area are contiguous or adjacent to lands in the agricultural districts. (HB2450 CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 124, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 429). TSUJI, CHONG, GREEN, Awana, Belatti, Berg, Chang, Karamatsu, Lee, Magaoay, Manahan, Mizuno, Takamine, Yamashita AHW/WTL, JDL
125 SB2163 SD1 HD1 CD1
DOE; HTSB; Emergency Hires; Teacher Licensure Requirements
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Allows individuals to be employed by the department of education on an emergency basis for no more than three, rather than four, years. Requires unlicensed individuals who have been hired on an emergency basis to attain licensure no later than four years from the date of their employment. (CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 125, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 430). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
126 SB2433 SD2 HD1
Iolani Palace; Standards and Conditions for Receipt of Funds
RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
Establishes standards and conditions that the State of Hawaii Museum of Monarchy History must meet to receive state funds. (SB2433 HD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 126, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 431). TSUTSUI, ENGLISH, Kokubun TAC, FIN
127 HB3352 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Disability Rights Center; Audit
RELATING TO AN AUDIT OF THE HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER.
Requires the Auditor to perform a financial and management audit of the Hawaii Disability Rights Center. (HB3352 CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 127, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 432). MIZUNO, Brower HSP, WAM
128 SB3203 SD1 HD1 CD1
Cruelty to Animals; Hoarding Pets
RELATING TO ANIMAL HOARDING.
Makes it a misdemeanor to hoard pet animals. Establishes elements of the offense. Sunset 7/1/2011. Eff. on approval. (CD1)
(H ) 5/30/2008 - Act 128, on 5/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 437). TANIGUCHI JUD
129 HB2204 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii County Package; Liability of Firearm Owners
RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF A FIREARM OWNER.
Exempts state and counties from absolute liability for use of a firearm owned by the state or county if it is used by a law enforcement officer outside of the course and scope of the officer's duties as a law enforcement officer. (HB2204 CD1)
(H ) 5/30/2008 - Act 129, on 5/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 438). SAY (BR) JDL  SB2183
130 HB3249 HD1 SD1 CD1
Bikeways; Parking
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Prohibits parking of motor vehicles on bicycle lanes or bicycle paths. Assesses up to $500 fine per violation. (HB3249 CD1)
(H ) 5/30/2008 - Act 130, on 5/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 439). WATERS TIA, JDL
131 SB2157 SD1 HD2 CD1
Controlled Substances; Pain Patient's Bill of Rights
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Amends the patient's bill of rights to clarify a pain patient's right to be prescribed controlled substances to relieve pain. Extends the time limit in which prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances must be filled. Eff. on approval. (CD1)
(H ) 5/30/2008 - Act 131, on 5/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 440). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, IGE, NISHIHARA, TSUTSUI, Taniguchi HLT, JUD, FIN
132 SB3166 HD1 CD1
HCDA; Kakaako Small Business Representatives
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Requires at least two members of the Hawaii Community Development Authority represent small businesses and may vote on matters concerning small business; directs the Governor to initially designate the small business representatives from among the current members of HCDA. (CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2008 - Act 132, on 6/2/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 442). FUKUNAGA, CHUN OAKLAND, IHARA, SLOM, TOKUDA, Trimble WLH, EDB  HB3334
133 SB2456 SD2 HD1 CD1
Harassment by Impersonation
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
Creates a new misdemeanor offense of harassment by impersonation. (CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2008 - Act 133, on 6/2/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 443). FUKUNAGA, BAKER, ESPERO, IGE, MENOR, Slom JUD
134 SB1961 SD1 HD1 CD1
Bail Agents; Regulation
RELATING TO BAIL.
Establishes grounds for the denial, nonrenewal, suspension, or revocation of a bail agent's insurance producer's license. Establishes fiduciary responsibilities for bail agents. Prohibits an attorney who is a bail agent from representing a person to whom the attorney has furnished bail for compensation. Defines terms "bail agent" and "on the board". (SB1961 CD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 134, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 444). HANABUSA (BR) JUD, CPC
135 HB2954 SD1
Towing Fees; Towing Companies
RELATED TO TOWING.
Allows towing companies to charge overtime fees during certain hours of operations; prohibits a towing company from charging the owner of a vehicle targeted for towing if the owner of the vehicle appears on the scene; requires tow companies operating in a county with a population of 500,000 or more to offer consumer service 24 hours a day. (SD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 135, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 445). SOUKI, Nakasone TIA/IGM  SB2914
136 SB3051 SD2 HD1 CD1
Criminal History Background Checks; Social Services Programs
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS.
Authorizes the department of human services or its designee to conduct criminal history record checks for those providing services to vulnerable adults and children. (CD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 136, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 446). HANABUSA (BR) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB3129
137 HB2326 HD2 SD1
Real Property; Mortgage Foreclosure
RELATING TO MORTGAGES.
Requires mortgage foreclosure rescuers to provide specific information and disclosures to distressed property owners and imposes specific prohibitions on mortgage foreclosure rescuers. (SD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 137, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 447). CALDWELL, HERKES CPH, JDL
138 SB2454 SD1 HD1 CD1
Non-Judicial Foreclosures; Access to Information
RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Amends the mortgage foreclosures law to ensure that consumers and others receive important information regarding a foreclosure in a timely manner. (CD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 138, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 448). KOKUBUN (BR) CPC, JUD
139 SB3102 SD2 HD1 CD1
Land Conservation Fund
RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
Allows public and private moneys to be deposited into the land conservation fund (Fund) and distributed as grants for the acquisition of land having value as a resource to the State. Allows BLNR to require organizations receiving moneys from the fund to provide a conservation easement or other deed restriction for the long-term conservation of the land. (CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2008 - Act 139, 6/4/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 781). HANABUSA (BR) WLH, FIN  HB3180
140 SB2423 SD2 HD2 CD1
Turtle Bay Acquisition
RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION.
Directs the governor, or the governor's designee, to acquire lands owned by Kuilima Resort Company, Oaktree Capital, LLC, and their successors in interest, commonly known as Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort located in Kahuku, Oahu. (CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2008 - Act 140, 6/4/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 782). BUNDA WLH, TAC, FIN
141 HB2605 HD2 SD1
National Guard and Reserve; Vehicle Tax Exemption
RELATING TO THE ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the exemption of vehicle weight taxes for one noncommercial vehicle per member of the National Guard or Reserves. Effective 10/1/2008. (HB2605 SD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 141, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 783). EVANS, HAR WAM
142 SB3019 SD1 HD2
Insurance; Investments
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Amends current provisions of the insurance investment statutes allowing insurers more investment flexibility without significantly lessening protection to insurance policyholders and to reflect more current regulatory standards. (SB3019 HD2)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 142, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 784). HANABUSA (BR) JUD, CPC, FIN  HB3097
143 HB2739 HD1 SD2 CD1
Enterprise Zones; Agriculture; Eligibility; General Excise Tax
RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.
Allows agricultural businesses to continue to qualify for enterprise zone (EZ) benefits in case of force majeure events. Includes agricultural growth as one of the EZ purposes. Includes leased and jointly employed workers in hiring formulas. Changes schedule of hiring increases needed to qualify for EZ benefits and allows increases in agricultural gross sales and value-added product retail sales to count toward qualification. Disallows general excise tax exemption for agricultural product retail sales. Provides that new employment requirements for business located in an area that becomes an EZ only apply to EZs established after the effective date of the bill. (HB2739 CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 143, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 785). YAMASHITA, BROWER, CALDWELL, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, Carroll, Chong, Karamatsu, Nakasone, M. Oshiro, Souki AHW, EDT, WAM
144 SB2170 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Land Liability; Public Beach Parks; HSAC Package
RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND.
Protects counties from liability as a result of natural conditions on or near a public beach park by including public beach parks in the definition of "improved public lands." Eff. on approval. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 144, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 786). HANABUSA (BR) WLH, JUD  HB2220
145 SB2849 SD1 HD1 CD1
Agricultural-energy Facilities; Agricultural Districts
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Permits the use of lands in agricultural land use districts to be used for agricultural-energy facilities provided that the primary activity of the agricultural-energy enterprise is agricultural activity. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 145, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 787). MENOR, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee, Taniguchi EEP, WLH/AGR  HB2503
146 SB3087 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Works; Falsification of Records; Suspension
RELATING TO CONTRACTOR SUSPENSION ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.
Suspends contractors found to be in violation of the public works procurement law for falsification of records or delaying or interfering with an investigation under the wage and hour law. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 146, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 788). HANABUSA (BR) LAB, FIN  HB3165
147 SB2212 SD1 HD2 CD1
Human Trafficking
RELATING TO CRIME.
Defines "labor" and "service" in the context of extortion promoting prostitution. Eliminates distinction between minors under 18 and minors under 16 for purposes of promoting prostitution. Effective on approval. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 147, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 789). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, TOKUDA HSH, JUD  HB2765
148 HB2697 HD1 SD1 CD1
Intermediate Appellate Court; Powers; Subpoena; Oaths
RELATING TO THE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT.
Authorizes the intermediate appellate court to subpoena and compel the attendance of witnesses and compel the production of books, papers, documents, or tangible things. Authorizes any intermediate appellate court judge to administer oaths. Requires judiciary to report on use of this subpoena power. Repeals provisions on June 30, 2010. (HB2697 CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 148, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 790). SAY (BR) JDL
149 SB2055 SD2 HD2 CD1
Family Law; Child Custody Evaluators
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Requires the judiciary to convene and obtain assistance from a child custody advisory task force to define the employment requirements, standards of practice, policies, procedures, and court-enforced oversight of investigators and professional personnel that assist with child custody evaluations. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 149, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 791). CHUN OAKLAND HSH, JUD, FIN
150 HB2550 HD2 SD2 CD1
Public Utilities; Net Energy Metering
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Requires the public utilities commission to ensure that a percentage of the total rated generating capacity produced by eligible customer-generators be reserved for electricity produced by eligible residential or small commercial customer-generators. Allows public utilities commission to define the maximum capacity for eligible residential or small commercial customer-generators and to evaluate, on an island-by-island basis, the applicability of the generating capacity requirements and, in its discretion, exempt an island or a utility grid system from the generating capacity requirements. (HB2550 CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 150, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 792). SHIMABUKURO ENE, CPH
151 SB988 SD2 HD3 CD1
Photovoltaic Rebate Program; Renewable Energy
RELATING TO PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the public utilities commission to establish a ratepayer-funded photovoltaic rebate program. (CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 151, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 793). MENOR, GABBARD, HOOSER, ESPERO, ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, Nishihara, Bunda, Tokuda, Ihara, Baker, Kim EEP, CPC, FIN
152 HB2971 HD1 SD2
DOE; Online Learning Task Force
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the department of education to implement recommendations of the online learning task force. (HB2971 SD2)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 152, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 794). TAKUMI, BERG EDU, WAM  SB2752
153 HB2730 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procedure; Public Meetings
RELATING TO LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETINGS.
Prescribes the procedure to be followed at certain neighborhood board meetings, such as the information that may be included in the written public notice, the information that the board may receive on a matter, quorum requirements, and the discussion and decisionmaking process. (HB2730 CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 153, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 795). WATERS, B. OSHIRO IGM, JDL
154 SB2150 SD2 HD2 CD1
Adult Protective Services
RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTION.
Expands the adult protective services law by extending protections to vulnerable adults. (CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 154, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 796). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, IHARA HSH, JUD, FIN
155 HB2255 HD2 SD2 CD1
Life Insurance; National Association of Insurance Commissioners
RELATING TO LIFE INSURANCE.
Allows premiums for employee group life insurance policies to be paid entirely by the employer or the insured employee, respectively, or by both. Eliminates requirement that the employee group life insurance policies must cover at least ten employees at date of issue. Eliminates policy limits against loss due to death of a dependent other than the spouse of the insured employee under an employee group life insurance policy. Excludes from the applicability of laws relating to the replacement of life insurance policies and annuities the exercise among corporate affiliates of a term conversion privilege. (HB2255 CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 155, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 797). HERKES CPH, JDL
156 HB2710 HD2 SD2
Public Employees; Re-Employment of Retirees
RELATING TO THE RE-EMPLOYMENT OF RETIREES.
Allows the state and county governments to hire retired state or county government employees if the employer abides by certain conditions: requires a one-year waiting period before rehiring, prohibits re-employment agreements prior to retirement, requires rehiring for civil service positions according to civil service and employment laws and the certification of such, requires employers to continue to make retirement contributions, and requires rehired employee to join collective bargaining unit if applicable. Requires annual report. Amends Act 286, SLH 2006, to conform. Sunsets on June 30, 2013. (HB2710 SD2)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 156, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 798). SAY (BR) JDL/IGM, WAM  SB2710
157 SB1337 HD1 CD1
Child Support Enforcement
RELATING TO CONTEMPT OF COURT.
Facilitates the enforcement of an order compelling a parent to pay child support, medical support, or other remedial care for his or her child, by providing that proof that the parent was present in court at the time the order was pronounced or that parent was served with the order, and proof that the parent did not comply with the order, constitutes prima facie evidence of a civil contempt of court. Requires an order of civil contempt to clearly state the possibility of imprisonment for failure to comply with said order. (CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 157, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 799). HANABUSA (BR) HSH, JUD  HB1251
158 HB2500 HD1 SD1 CD1
-FY09 Executive Supplemental budget; operating/CIP appropriations.
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Amends the General Appropriations Act of 2007 that appropriates general, general obligation bond, federal, revenue bond, special and other funds for departmental operating and capital improvements budgets.
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 158, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 468). SAY (BR) WAM  SB3131
159 HB118 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Authorization
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB118 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 159, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 469). M. OSHIRO WAM
160 HB2977 HD1 SD1 CD1
Invasive Species; Coqui Frogs
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Requires appropriate state agencies to collaborate with the counties and communities to develop and implement a systematic approach to reduce and control coqui frog infestations on public lands that are near or adjacent to communities, and to report on this progress annually. (HB2977 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 160, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 470). CHANG, AWANA, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, TAKAI, TSUJI, Berg, Evans, Lee, Mizuno, Rhoads, Shimabukuro, Takamine, Takumi ENE/IGM  SB2872
161 HB2955 HD1 SD1
Archaeological Data Survey
RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA.
Establishes an archaeological data survey as an online database program under the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History; authorizes the museum, in consultation with the office of Hawaiian affairs and the state historic preservation division to withhold information from the database if a disclosure may pose a threat to a site or artifact. (SD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 161, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 471). ITO, CARROLL, CHONG, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, SAGUM, YAMASHITA EDT/AHW, WAM
162 SB2482 SD2
UH; Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE HAWAI‘I INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY.
Extends the lapse date of the funds provided for the planning, design, and construction of a modern laboratory and office complex on Coconut Island. (SB2482 SD2)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 162, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 472). HEE, Sakamoto WLH, FIN
163 SB2169 SD1 HD1
Liquor Licenses; Winery
RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
Establishes winery class of liquor license. Authorizes wineries to sell wine for consumption off-premises. (SB2169 HD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 163, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 473). TANIGUCHI EDB, CPC
164 SB2080 SD2 HD2 CD1
Teacher Licensure; Sexual Offenses
RELATING TO TEACHER LICENSURE.
Allows the Hawaii teacher standards board to suspend a teacher's license when the teacher has been convicted of certain sexual offenses and to initiate proceedings to permanently revoke the teacher's license. (CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 164, on 6/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 474). ESPERO, HEMMINGS, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tokuda, Trimble EDN/LAB, JUD
165 HB2366 SD1 CD1
Organ Donor Registry
RELATING TO THE ORGAN DONOR REGISTRY.
Establishes a statewide organ donor registry. (HB2366 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 165, on 6/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 475). MIZUNO, AWANA, GREEN, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HTH, WAM
166 HB2511 HD1 SD2 CD1
Rental Assistance; Housing
RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
Provides qualified rental assistance applicants up to ninety days to find a qualified rental dwelling. (HB2511 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 166, on 6/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 476). SHIMABUKURO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMASHITA, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HSP, WAM  SB3172
167 SB2584 SD2 HD1
Honey; Commodity
RELATING TO HONEY.
Recognizes honey as an agricultural commodity. (SB2584 HD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 167, on 6/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 477). TANIGUCHI AGR, CPC
168 HB2253 HD2 SD1 CD1
Liquor Law
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 281, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, INTOXICATING LIQUOR, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, CORRECTING ERRORS, AND DELETING UNNECESSARY AND OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.
Amends sections of Chapter 281, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to update the liquor laws. (HB2253 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 168, on 6/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 478). HERKES, YAMASHITA JDL
169 HB2810 HD1 SD1 CD1
Agricultural Water Rates; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO WATER RATES.
Authorizes the public utilities commission to establish preferential potable water rates for agricultural activities in a public utility's service area. (HB2810 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 169, on 6/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 479). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, HERKES, MIZUNO, TAKAI AHW/WTL, CPH
170 SB2245 SD1 HD2 CD1
Motor Vehicles; Unattended Children
RELATING TO UNATTENDED CHILDREN IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
Makes it a violation of the statewide traffic code to leave a child unattended in a motor vehicle. Effective on approval. Requires the examiner of drivers to test driver's license applicants for knowledge of this offense. Requires notice of law in rental cars. (CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 170, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 481). CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD TRN, HSH, JUD
171 HB3377 SD2 CD1
Highway Safety; Ignition Interlock Systems; Appropriation
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Permits installation of ignition interlock device on the vehicle of a person arrested for driving under the influence that prevents the person from starting or operating a motor vehicle with more than a minimal alcohol concentration while the person's case is pending and while the person's license is revoked pursuant to chapter 291E, HRS. Requires installation when the person is arrested for being a highly intoxicated driver or for a repeat driving under the influence offense. Provides for certification of devices and vendors and funds installation of devices for the indigent with surcharges on offenders and fees on vendors. Effective 7/1/10. Exempts person convicted of a first offense of highly intoxicated driving from the financial responsibility requirement. Establishes a task force to prepare for implementation and appropriates funds for the task force. (HB3377 CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 171, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 482). HAR, AWANA, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAGUM, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Evans, M. Oshiro, Souki TIA/JDL, WAM  SB3234
172 SB2083 SD2 HD1 CD1
Adult Offenders; Transfers; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF ADULT OFFENDERS.
Increases the membership of the state council for interstate adult offender supervision. Authorizes judiciary to assess a fee on parolees' and probationers' prison transfer applications for transfers out of the State. Establishes one full-time coordinator position to be appointed by the judiciary. (CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 172, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 483). ESPERO, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tokuda PSM, JUD, FIN
173 SB2146 SD2 HD1 CD1
Nursing; UH; Fees; Advisory Board
RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.
Extends the sunset date on the deposit of certain nursing fees into the compliance resolution fund and disbursement of funds to the credit of the center for nursing special fund. Specifies that one staff nurse shall be a member on the advisory board of the center for nursing. Requires the center for nursing to submit an interim report to the legislature regarding the five-year longitudinal study and alternative funding for the center. (CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 173, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 484). CHUN OAKLAND HED/HLT, CPC, FIN
174 SB3171 SD2 HD2 CD1
Charitable Trusts and Nonprofit Organizations; Accountability; Appropriation
RELATING TO CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
Requires charitable trusts and nonprofits to register and file annual financial reports with the attorney general. Authorizes the attorney general to conduct investigations on possible violations. Prohibits contracting with unregistered solicitors. Requires a report submittal fee based on total revenue of organization. Appropriates funds to staff additional positions. (CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 174, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 174). IHARA, BAKER, HOOSER, INOUYE, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Ige, Menor, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui CPC/JUD, FIN
175 HB2920 SD1 CD1
Fraud Prevention; Notary Public
RELATING TO FRAUD PREVENTION.
Clarifies the powers and duties of the Attorney General with respect to notaries public; identifies conduct that would subject a notary to fines; and identifies criminal conduct with regard to notarization, notarized documents, and related matters. Effective January 1, 2009. (HB2920 CD1)
(H ) 6/13/2008 - Act 175, on 6/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 486). TOKIOKA, CALDWELL, MORITA, SAY CPC, JUD
176 HB2772 HD3 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Anti-trafficking Task Force
RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Extends the sunset date for the Hawaii Anti-trafficking Task Force to 2010. Adds members to the Task Force. (HB2772 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 176, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 818). LEE, BROWER JDL, WAM
177 HB94 HD1 SD2 CD1
Life Settlements Model Act; Stranger-Originated Life Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Enacts the Life Settlements Model Act, which establishes consumer protections in life settlement transactions where the owner of a life insurance policy transfers the death benefit for compensation that is less than the expected death benefit, but more than the surrender value of the policy. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to report annually to the Legislature on the implementation and effects of the Act. Sunsets in 2010. (HB94 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 177, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 819). HERKES CPC, JUD, FIN
178 SB2977 SD1 HD2 CD1
Child Support Enforcement Agency
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
Clarifies the notice requirement to custodial parents in the child support enforcement agency law with regard to income tax refund setoff. Establishes an assistant administrator position. Clarifies rules relating to hearings and related matters. (CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 178, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 820). HANABUSA (BR) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB3055
179 SB2004 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE; SPED; Due Process; Hearings
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Extends the deadline within which to file a request for a due process hearing relating to the education of a child with a disability from 90 days to 180 calendar days when the request is for reimbursement of costs of a child's placement. Requires the department to report to the legislature annually on the number of these requests awaiting hearing. (CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 179, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 821). CHUN OAKLAND EDN, HSH, JUD, FIN
180 SB2218 SD1 HD2 CD1
Electronic Monitoring; Protective Order Violations
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.
Requires electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order. Effective 7/1/08. Sunset 2 years. (CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 180, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 822). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, TOKUDA HSH, JUD, FIN  HB2766
181 HB2372 HD2 SD2 CD1
Time Share Plans; Limited Permits
RELATING TO TIME SHARE PLANS.
Allows limited permits for offers or sales relating to certain time share plans. (HB2372 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 181, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 823). YAMANE, HANOHANO, Chang, Tsuji, Yamashita TAC, CPC, FIN
182 SB2879 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOE; SPED; Transfer of Rights
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes a power of attorney for special education. Establishes the process to appoint an educational representative for an adult student who lacks capacity. Clarifies the authority of a guardian of an adult student. (CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 182, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 824). SAKAMOTO EDN, JUD, FIN
183 HB523 HD2 SD1 CD1
Foster Children; Guiding Principles
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes guiding principles for foster children and provides notice to foster children. (HB523 CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 183, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 825). MIZUNO, BERTRAM, CHING, MARUMOTO, MEYER, SHIMABUKURO, Awana, Manahan, Sonson HSP, JDL  SB1164
184 SB2373 SD1 HD2 CD1
Pseudoephedrine; Sales; Electronic Log
RELATING TO PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SALES.
Requires pharmacies and retailers to maintain an electronic log of sales of pseudoephedrine and related products and transmit the information to the department of public safety narcotics enforcement division on a monthly basis. (CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 184, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 826). GABBARD, ESPERO, Chun Oakland, English, Hooser, Inouye, Kim, Nishihara HLT, PSM, CPC, JUD
185 HB1153 SD1 CD1
Controlled Substances; Precursors to Manufacture
RELATING TO PRECURSORS TO THE MANUFACTURE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Subjects to seizure and forfeiture any money or thing of value, and any vehicle used to transport precursor chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing a controlled substance. (HB1153 CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 185, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 827). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1568
186 SB1487 SD2 HD2 CD1
Controlled Substances
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law. (CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 186, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 828). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, JUD  HB1401
187 SB2652 SD2 HD2 CD1
Substitute Teachers; Wage Adjustments
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires BOE to provide wage adjustments for substitute teachers comparable to the across-the-board wage adjustments negotiated for teachers in collective bargaining unit (5). Allows BOE to adjust hours, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment for substitute teachers. (CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 187, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 499). SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, Kim EDN/LAB, FIN
188 HB2978 HD1 SD2 CD1
UH; Budgeting
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires UH to prepare an annual incentive and performance report and plan that will assist the Legislature in appropriating up to two percent of UH's annual budget to facilitate UH's strategic plan and related state goals. Establishes a task force to assist UH in developing a budgetary system that includes a funding formula for the distribution of fiscal resources to the various UH campuses. (HB2978 CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 188, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 500). CHANG, BERTRAM, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Lee, Morita, Rhoads, Takamine, Takumi EDU, WAM
189 SB2876 HD2 CD1
Employment Security; Reed Act
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2007-08 in Reed Act funds for the Hawaii and Maui work force investment board. Appropriates funds to the workforce development division of the DLIR to assist dislocated workers, as allowed by the Wagner-Peyser Act. (CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 189, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 501). KOKUBUN, ENGLISH, TOKUDA LAB, FIN
190 SB3023 SD2 HD2 CD1
Special Purpose Financial Captive Insurance Company; Sponsored Captive Insurance Companies
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Authorizes the creation and regulation of special purpose financial captive insurance companies (SPFCIC). Establishes confidentiality provisions applicable to captives, including SPFCICs. Provides clarity on sponsored captive insurance companies. (CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 190, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 502). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB3101
191 HB2492 HD1 SD1 CD1
Planned Community Associations
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
Requires the minutes of meetings of the board of directors for a planned community association to record the vote of each board member present on all motions except motions voted upon in executive session. Requires the inclusion of property restrictions or conditions of use in a seller's disclosure statement. (HB2492 CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 191, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 503). LEE, CABANILLA, CHING, HANOHANO, MARUMOTO, MEYER, WARD, Carroll, Evans, Ito, Karamatsu, Magaoay, Manahan, Mizuno, Souki, Thielen, Tsuji, Yamane CPH
192 HB3002 HD1 SD1 CD1
Prostitution
RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
Creates a new offense of habitual solicitation of prostitution, a misdemeanor, if the person pays, agrees to pay, or offers to pay a fee to another person to engage in sexual conduct, and has two or more specified prior offenses related to prostitution within ten years of the instant offense. Sunset 6/30/2010. (HB3002 CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 192, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 504). RHOADS, AWANA, BROWER, CHING, MIZUNO, SAY, TAKAI, Evans, McKelvey JDL
193 HB3383 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Penal Code; Multiple Sentence of Imprisonment
RELATING TO HAWAII PENAL CODE.
Requires that multiple terms of imprisonment run concurrently unless the court orders or the law mandates that the terms run consecutively. (HB3383 CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 193, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 505). B. OSHIRO, CALDWELL, EVANS, HAR, MAGAOAY, WATERS, Takamine JDL
194 SB2826 SD2 HD1 CD1
Procurement; Mandatory Training
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Coordinates responsibility for procurement training from the department of human resources development to state procurement office; provides that initial training is to be mandatory for all state procurement officers and thereafter follow-up sessions for those officers as determined by the state procurement office to be in need of training based upon the history of compliance with the governmental body to which the procurement officer is attached, or as otherwise selected for attendance for any reason by the state procurement office. Attendance for other state procurement officers at follow-up sessions and for county procurement officers at all sessions is encouraged. Eff. 1/1/2009. (CD1)
(H ) 6/19/2008 - Act 194, on 6/19/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 506). KIM, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Fukunaga, Hee EDB, CPC, FIN
195 SB3009 SD2 HD2 CD1
Money Transmitters
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.
Amends the Money Transmitters Act, chapter 489D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to amend the fee structure, enhance consumer protection, make necessary clarifications, and correct errors and omissions, to effectively regulate the industry. (CD1)
(H ) 6/19/2008 - Act 195, on 6/19/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 507). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB3087
196 SB3008 SD2 HD1 CD1
Code of Financial Institutions; Updates; Housekeeping Amendments
RELATING TO THE CODE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Updates Hawaii's Code of Financial Institutions by requiring licenses to be conspicuously displayed, addresses temporary closures during emergencies, clarifies the authority of a person to serve as a trustee or trust company, clarifies how prepayment penalties are calculated, clarifies when the Commissioner of Financial Institutions may examine a financial institution holding company, places a Hawaii licensed foreign bank on equal footing with a Hawaii state-chartered financial institution when relocating its place of business, allows the collection of information for criminal history record checks, and allows the DCCA to conduct criminal history record checks on certain financial institution officers. (CD1)
(H ) 6/19/2008 - Act 196, on 6/19/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 508). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB3086
197 HB931 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mopeds
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
Exempts certain three-wheeled mopeds from seating and passenger restrictions on the operation of mopeds. Requires liability and property damage insurance on three-wheeled mopeds. Restricts three-wheeled mopeds to roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less. (HB931 CD1)
(H ) 6/19/2008 - Act 197, on 6/19/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 509). WAKAI, NISHIMOTO, Bertram, Souki TIA
198 HB1356 HD2 SD2 CD1
Former Foster Youth; Higher Education Board Allowance
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD ALLOWANCE FOR FORMER FOSTER YOUTH.
Increases the time periods during which a former foster youth may apply for and receive higher education board allowance benefits. (HB1356 CD1)
(S ) 6/20/2008 - Act 198, 6/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 840). SAY (BR) HSP, WAM  SB1442
199 SB2730 SD2 HD2 CD1
Child Protection Act; Placement Preference
RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.
Establishes a preference for placement of children needing child protective services. (CD1)
(S ) 6/20/2008 - Act 199, 6/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 841). HANABUSA (BR) HSH, JUD  HB2707
200 SB3227 SD2 HD1 CD1
Harbors; Modernization Plan; Capital Improvement Projects; Revenue Bond; Hana Ramp and Wharf Transfer
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Expands the authority of the aloha tower development corporation to assist in the development of the statewide harbors modernization plan by establishing the Harbors Modernization Group. Authorizes the department of transportation to issue revenue bonds to finance the harbor improvements. Appropriates or authorizes moneys from the harbor revenue bond funds. (CD1)
(H ) 6/20/2008 - Act 200, on 6/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 512). ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, HANABUSA, HEMMINGS, HOOSER, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, Baker, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Ige, Inouye, Tokuda, Trimble, Tsutsui TRN/WLH, FIN
201 HB2698 HD3 SD1
Family Court; Appointed Counsel & Guardian Ad Litem Fees
RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.
Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem. Eff. 7/1/08. (SD1)
(H ) 6/24/2008 - Act 201, on 6/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 514). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM
202 SB2838 SD2 HD1 CD1
Taxation; Refunds; Electronic Deposit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Allows income tax refunds to be deposited electronically in a maximum of three checking or savings accounts for income tax returns that are filed electronically. Limits accounts to those for which an electronic refund request has been received at the federal level. Authorizes the department of taxation to modify and revise forms and computer systems to implement new refund procedure. Requires director of taxation to visit low-income communities to assist in the preparation of tax returns. (CD1)
(H ) 6/24/2008 - Act 202, on 6/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 515). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, TOKUDA, Bunda, Hee HSH, FIN
203 SB2825 SD1 HD2 CD1
State Procurement Office; Corrective Actions; Fines
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Allows the state procurement office administrator to make a determination of corrective action and fine procurement officers who fail to comply within 30 days; allows the administrator to extend the 30 day period. Eff. 1/1/09. (CD1)
(H ) 6/24/2008 - Act 203, on 6/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 516). KIM, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, INOUYE, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Ihara, Sakamoto EDB, JUD
204 SB644 SD3 HD3 CD1
Solar Energy Devices; Water Heating; Residential; Tax Credit
RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.
Directs the public utilities commission to establish standards for solar water heater systems. Prohibits issuance of a building permit on or after 1/1/2010 for single-family residences that do not include a solar water heater system that meets the standards. Allows the energy resources coordinator to approve a variance for installation of solar water heater systems. Restricts the solar thermal energy systems tax credit available for single-family residential properties to those properties for which permits were issued prior to 1/1/2010. Provides that renewable energy technologies tax credits for systems installed and placed in service in 2009 for single-family residential properties may not be claimed by residential home developers. (CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2008 - Act 204, on 6/26/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 517). HOOSER HSH/EEP, EDB, FIN
205 HB3331 HD2 SD2 CD2
Condominiums; Mediation
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Specifies dispute resolution parameters related to the interpretation or enforcement of a condominium association's bylaws, house rules, or certain other matters. Allows parties whose dispute is not resolved by mediation to file for arbitration or a hearing by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs no sooner than 30 days from the termination date of mediation. Makes more widely available the option for an administrative hearing. Sunsets 6/30/2009. (HB3331 CD2)
(S ) 6/27/2008 - Act 205, 6/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 848). BROWER, GREEN, Berg, Caldwell, Evans, Ito, Magaoay, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morita, Souki, Tsuji CPH, JDL  SB2889
206 SB2159 HD1
Regulation of Licensed mental health counselors; Sunset; Repealed; Reimbursable Practitioners
RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.
Repeals sunset provisions for chapter 453D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to licensed mental health counselors. Adds licensed mental health counselors to the list of mental health practitioners receiving covered benefits. (SB2159 HD1)
(S ) 6/27/2008 - Act 206, 6/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 849). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, IGE, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, TSUTSUI HLT, CPC
207 HB2863 HD2 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy Facility Siting Process
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Establishes a renewable energy facility siting process to expedite the review and action upon state and county permits necessary for the siting, development, construction, and operation of a renewable energy facility of at least 200 megawatts of electricity. Establishes a renewable energy facility siting special fund. (HB2863 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2008 - Act 207, 7/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 850). SAY ENE/WTL/IGM, CPH/WAM
208 HB2505 HD2 SD2 CD1
Energy Resources; Renewable Energy; DBEDT
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Establishes a full-time, temporary renewable energy facilitator position within the department of business, economic development, and tourism and provides funding from the energy security special fund. Establishes the energy security special fund. Amends uses of the environmental response revolving fund to include deposits to the energy security special fund. Appropriates moneys to the energy security special fund for funding new personnel costs and designated energy program activities. (HB2505 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2008 - Act 208, 7/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 851). MORITA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, HAR, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Bertram, Evans, Sagum, Takamine ENE, WAM  SB2844
209 HB2261 HD2 SD1
Agriculture and Aquacultural Loans; Sustainability Projects
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
Includes farm sustainable projects in the existing agricultural loan program, and aquaculture sustainable projects in the existing aquacultural loan program. (SD1)
(S ) 7/1/2008 - Act 209, 7/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 852). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Herkes, Takamine AHW, ENE, WAM
210 HB2557 HD1 SD1 CD1
Journalists and Newscasters; Disclosure
RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
Limits compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information for journalists, newscasters and persons participating in collection or dissemination of news or information of substantial public interest. Establishes exceptions. (HB2557 CD1)
(H ) 7/2/2008 - Act 210, on 7/2/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 524). B. OSHIRO, CALDWELL, WAKAI, WARD, WATERS JDL
211 SB2915 SD2 HD1 CD1
Taro Security and Purity Task Force; Appropriation
RELATING TO TARO.
Creates the taro security and purity task force. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, TOKUDA, Baker, Fukunaga, Ihara AGR, FIN
212 SB2459 SD2 HD1 CD1
Remote Dispensing Pharmacy; Medication
RELATING TO REMOTE DISPENSING.
Permits the operation of remote dispensing pharmacies to uninsured patients of a health care provider and patients with QUEST coverage in certain circumstances. (CD1)
(H ) 7/3/2008 - Act 212, on 7/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 527). CHUN OAKLAND HLT, CPC, FIN
213 HB2272 HD2 SD2 CD1
Civil Service Law; Qualified Community Rehabilitation Programs
RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
Extends the exemption from the county civil service laws for contracts for personal services to contracts for building, custodial, and grounds maintenance services with qualified community rehabilitation programs lasting no more than one year and at a cost of no more than $850,000. (HB2272 CD1)
(H ) 7/3/2008 - Act 213, on 7/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 528). SOUKI, NAKASONE, SAY HSP/JDL, WAM  SB2435
214 HB2531 HD1 SD2 CD1
West Maui Transportation Access Plan; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI TRANSPORTATION ACCESS PLAN.
Creates an informal, temporary West Maui transportation access plan working group to develop a West Maui transportation access plan; allows hiring of a consultant without regard to the Hawaii procurement code to develop the plan; appropriates funds to the department of transportation. (HB2531 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. MCKELVEY, CARROLL, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, MIZUNO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Har, Herkes, Manahan, Sagum TIA/TSG, WAM  SB2156
215 HB3178 SD2 CD1
Civil Penalties; Public Lands
RELATING TO CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Increases civil penalty fine amounts for violations on public lands and clarifies penalties for encroachment on public lands. (HB3178 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2008 - Act 215, on 7/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 531). SAY (BR) JUD, WLH, FIN  SB3100
216 SB1891 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Lands; Criminal Penalties
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Makes violation of chapter 171, HRS, relating to public lands and rules adopted thereunder a petty misdemeanor. (CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2008 - Act 216, on 7/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 532). GABBARD, Ige, Espero, Bunda WTL, JDL
217 HB3177 HD1 SD2 CD1
Conservation District Penalties
RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
Increases the maximum penalty for violations within the conservation district; authorizes the board of land and natural resources to assess fines based on damages to natural resources within the conservation district and other factors deemed appropriate by the board. Protects native Hawaiian gathering rights. (HB3177 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2008 - Act 217, on 7/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 533). SAY (BR) WTL, JDL  SB3099
218 HB2438 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fire-Safe Cigarettes; State Fire Council
RELATING TO CIGARETTES.
Establishes a process to ensure that only fire-safe cigarettes are sold in Hawaii. Effective 9/30/2009. (HB2438 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2008 - Act 218, on 7/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 536). YAMANE, EVANS, MCKELVEY, Sagum, Tokioka, Tsuji, Yamashita CPH/HTH, JDL
219 SB2082 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Women Prisoners; Appropriation
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Appropriates funds to the department of public safety to develop a plan by January 1, 2009, to provide facilities and services to returning female Hawaii prisoners. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ESPERO, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tokuda PSM, FIN
220 SB2830 SD2 HD2 CD1
Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving; Appropriations
RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
Extends the existence of the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place (JLCAP); expands the committee's authorization to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the Aging and Disability Resource Center to report to JLCAP; requires the Executive Office of Aging to develop a cash and counseling project; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program; establishes a task force to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren; requests the executive office on aging to continue its respite inventory project in collaboration with the University of Hawaii; increases payments for level of care for ARCH types I and II, licensed developmental disabilities domiciliary homes, community care foster family homes, and certified adult foster homes. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 11 on 07-08-08. IHARA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee, Taniguchi HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN  HB2196
221 HB2727 HD2 SD1 CD1
Task Force; Health Coverage; Autism Spectrum Disorders
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Establishes the temporary autism disorders spectrum benefits and coverage task force to research the problems faced by parents of children with autism and what can be done to ensure that proper benefits and services are provided through public and private resources to address the special needs of children with autism, including providing services involving applied behavioral analysis techniques. (HB2727 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 221, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 580). WATERS HLT, CPC, FIN  SB2532
222 SB2449 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE Employees; Probationary Period
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals provisions relating to the probationary period for first-time teachers, principals, and vice-principals of the department of education. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 222, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 581). BAKER, SAKAMOTO, Ige, Taniguchi EDN, LAB
223 HB2872 SD2 CD2
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Recreational-Residence Use Leases
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Requires the board of land and natural resources to negotiate directly with all existing lessees or permittees of recreation-residence use leases in locations at state parks or state forest reserves in counties with a population of less than 100,000, for lease renewals; establishes a Koke‘e state park advisory council. (HB2872 CD2)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 223, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 582). SAGUM, CHANG, HANOHANO, MORITA, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Carroll WLH, FIN
224 SB3255 SD2 HD2 CD1
Social Services; Long Term Care Commission; Appropriation
RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
Establishes long term care policy goals and guiding principles, and a long term care commission to identify needed reforms of the long term care system; appropriates funds. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 224, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 583). IHARA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, IGE, INOUYE, SAKAMOTO, Bunda, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hee HLT/HSH, HED, FIN
225 SB2833 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan; UH Manoa Public Policy Center Review
RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
Requires the University of Hawaii at Manoa public policy center within the college of social sciences to review the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan and report to the legislature. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 225, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 584). KOKUBUN, BAKER, BUNDA, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Hee HED, EEP, WLH, EDB, HSH, FIN
226 SB2365 SD1 HD1 CD1
Transportation; Rental Motor Vehicle Customer Facility Charges
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Authorizes the department of transportation to establish and collect rental motor vehicle customer facility charges; creates a rental motor vehicle customer facility charge special fund; establishes a $1 daily charge on rentals at state airports; appropriates funds; requires annual report to the legislature from 2009 through 2018. (Part I) Extends until August 31, 2011, the $3 a day rate of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax; requires the department of transportation to report additional revenue-generating initiatives to the legislature. (Part II) (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 226, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 585). GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, TOKUDA, Nishihara TRN, EDB, FIN
227 SB2314 SD1 HD2 CD1
Insurance; Unfair Practices; Exception for Small Insurers
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Specifies that it is not an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice for an accident and health or sickness insurer with a market share of less than 5 percent to refuse to issue or renew a policy with a prospective insured unless the prospective insured contracts for another class or an additional policy of the same class of insurance with the same insurer. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 227, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 586). KOKUBUN (BR) CPC, JUD, HLT, FIN
228 HB2486 SD1 CD1
Historic Buildings; Photographs
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Requires the provision of archival quality black and white photographs of historic buildings to the department of land and natural resources as a condition of receiving a permit or approval to demolish, construct, or otherwise alter the building. (HB2486 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 228, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 587). EVANS, CABANILLA, CHING, GREEN, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, THIELEN, WARD, Awana, Carroll, Meyer, Tsuji EDT
229 SB2041 HD1 CD1
Disproportionate Share Hospital Allowance; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to match federal funding for the disproportionate share hospital allowance. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 229, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 588). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, IGE HLT/HSH, FIN
230 HB2781 HD2 SD2 CD1
Small Business Regulatory Review Board; Rule Impact; Study
RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.
Establishes the Small Business Bill of Rights. Requires agencies to perform a more rigorous examination and justification of rules that impose standards stricter than comparable federal, state or county law. Directs the small business regulatory review board to convene a working group to study and make recommendations to resolve concerns related to chapter 201M, HRS, and report to the 2009 legislature, including any recommended legislation. (HB2781 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 230, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 589). YAMASHITA, BROWER, CALDWELL, CHONG, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, M. OSHIRO, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, Carroll, Chang, Nakasone, Souki EDB, JUD, FIN
231 SB1804 SD2 HD2 CD1
Trauma System Special Fund; Surcharges
RELATING TO THE TRAUMA SYSTEM SPECIAL FUND.
Establishes additional funding mechanisms for the trauma system special fund. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 231, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 590). IGE, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Ihara, Fukunaga, Hemmings HLT/TRN, JUD, FIN  HB1700
232 HB357 HD2 SD1 CD1
Pedestrian Safety; Appropriation
RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
Appropriates funds to the department of transportation for conducting a pilot study to identify state and county intersections where the time to cross the intersection is insufficient for elderly pedestrians and to implement any immediate improvements to high-risk crosswalks and road crossings. (HB357 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 232, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 591). LEE, EVANS, HANOHANO, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORITA, RHOADS, TAKAI, THIELEN, Belatti, Chang, Green, Sonson, Souki, Wakai, Yamane TIA/IGM, WAM  SB1656
233 SB2646 SD2 HD2 CD1
Agriculture; Important Agricultural Lands
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Provides incentives and protections to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations on important agricultural lands, and provides for the designation of important agricultural lands on public lands. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 233, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 592). TOKUDA, GABBARD, English, Kokubun WLH/AGR, FIN
234 HB2293 HD1 SD2 CD2
Galbraith Estate; Agricultural Lands; Agribusiness
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes various provisions and mechanisms to allow the Agribusiness Development Corporation to acquire agricultural lands. Authorizes ADC to acquire specific agricultural lands located on Oahu and owned by the Galbraith Estate. (CD2)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 234, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 593). M. OSHIRO AHW/WTL, WAM
235 HB2507 HD1 SD2 CD1
Greenhouse Gas Task Force; Positions
RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION.
Appropriates funds to establish two positions to support the implementation of Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. (HB2507 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 235, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 594). MORITA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, HANOHANO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Evans, Green, Sagum, Souki, Takamine ENE, WAM  SB2846
236 SB2850 SD2 HD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Biosecurity Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
Establishes and appropriates funds for the department of agriculture's biosecurity program. Appropriates funds for planning interim and permanent joint inspection facilities. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 236, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 595). TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, Bunda, Hee AGR/EEP, FIN  HB2501
237 HB2661 HD2 SD2 CD1
SPRBs; Hui Mana ‘Oma‘o
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to Hui Mana ‘Oma‘o for the establishment of facilities to convert renewable energy resources into electrical energy. (HB2661 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 237, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 596). SAY ENE, WAM
238 SB3030 SD2 HD2 CD1
Mixed Martial Arts
RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
Establishes a revised fee structure to fund mixed martial arts regulation. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 238, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 597). HANABUSA (BR) TAC, CPC, FIN  HB3108
239 SB69 SD2 HD3 CD1
Health Care Coverage Assistance; Children's Health Care
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Temporarily expands eligibility for the Hawaii children's health care program to assist children of workers employed by a Hawaiibased corporation which filed for bankruptcy and ceased doing business in Hawaii between February 29, 2008 and September 30, 2008 or only ceased during business in Hawaii during that time period. (CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 239, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 598). BAKER, TSUTSUI, CHUN OAKLAND, SAKAMOTO, English, Ige, Hanabusa, Menor, Ihara, Kokubun, Fukunaga HLT, LAB, FIN
240 HB2763 HD1 SD1 CD1
Prisoners; Children; Incarcerated Parents; Task Force
RELATING TO THE CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS TASK FORCE.
Re-establishes the children of incarcerated parents task force until June 30, 2012. Requires annual task force reports to the legislature and the public. (HB2763 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 240, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 599). EVANS, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, HANOHANO, LEE, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MEYER, MIZUNO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, YAMANE, Awana, Belatti, Berg, Har, Morita, Rhoads HSP/PBS, WAM  SB2211
241 HB2062 HD1 SD2 CD1
Long-term Care; Medicaid; Transfer of Funds; Federal Approval
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
Requires the Department of Human Services to apply to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow persons who are eligible to receive Medicaid funds for nursing home care to remain at home to receive care. (HB2062 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 241, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 600). MIZUNO, BELATTI, CHING, HAR, MARUMOTO, MEYER, THIELEN, WARD HSP, WAM
242 HB2519 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Health Corps Program Working Group
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Establishes the Hawaii health corps program working group to develop a plan to implement the Hawaii health corps program which will provide loan repayments to qualified physicians and dentists who agree to practice in rural or medically underserved areas of the state. (HB2519 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 242, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 601). GREEN, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASONE, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HTH, WAM
243 HB2520 HD3 SD2 CD1
Family Caregivers; Paid Family Leave; Working Group
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
Establishes a working group to explore the provision of wage replacement benefits to employees who need time off from work to care for a family member with a serious health condition. (HB2520 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 243, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 602). LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WATERS, YAMANE, Bertram, Brower, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HLT/HSH, LAB, CPC, FIN
244 HB661 HD1 SD3 CD1
Campaign Spending; Public Funding
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Establishes pilot project for comprehensive public funding of Hawaii County Council Elections for three election cycles, beginning in 2010. Establishes penalties for failure to file a report and for filing a substantially defective or deficient report. Clarifies definition of "loan." Clarifies definition of "person" as including a business entity or organization. Requires amounts collected as administrative fines by Campaign Spending Commission to be deposited into the general fund. Increases State income tax check-off amount from $2 to $3 for deposit into the Hawaii election campaign fund. Increases amount of candidate's surplus funds that may be contributed to community services and other organizations. Clarifies deadlines and procedures for electronic filing. (HB661 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 244, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 603). WATERS, BELATTI, BERG, CALDWELL, GREEN, MIZUNO, Bertram JDL, WAM  SB1068