Hawaii State Legislature
2009 House Measures with a Senate Draft Disagreed to by the House
House bills amended by the Senate to which the House has disagreed.
   
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HB28 HD1 SD2 CD1
Dead Bodies; Prohibitions; Penalty
RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.
Adds to the prohibition against buying dead human bodies, the selling and commercial display of dead human bodies. Defines the terms "dead human body" and "museum facility." Increases the fine for violations to up to $5,000. (HB28 CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 118, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 735). M. OSHIRO HTH, JGO
HB31 SD1 CD1
Employment; Credit History Prohibited
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Establishes employer's use of individual's credit history in hiring and termination decisions as an unlawful discriminatory practice; provided that the individual's credit information directly relates to a bona fide occupational qualification and that employers expressly permitted to inquire into credit history for employment purposes pursuant to any federal or state law, managerial and supervisory employees, and certain financial institutions are exempt. Takes effect July 1, 2009. (HB31 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 1 on 07-15-09. M. OSHIRO LAB, CPC, JUD
HB34 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Declaration
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB34 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 163, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 780). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB35 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mandatory Tax Credit; Constitution
RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Provides a mandatory tax credit to taxpayers pursuant to Article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. (HB35 CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2009 - Act 084, on 6/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 380). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB36 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sanitation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Changes the name of the Environmental Health Education Fund to the Sanitation and Environmental Health Fund and allows the Fund to be used for sanitation program activities. (HB36 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Vetoed on 07-10-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 798). M. OSHIRO ENE, WAM
HB39 HD2 SD1
Special Funds; Revolving Funds; Special Accounts; Temporary Transfers; Central Service and Departmental Administrative Expenses
RELATING TO STATE REVENUES.
Provides for the temporary transfer of interest from certain special funds, revolving funds, and special accounts to the general fund. Subjects special funds, with a few exceptions, to assessments for the central service and departmental administrative expenses. Transfers non-general funds into the general fund. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB111 SD2 CD1
State Salary; Indebtedness
RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.
Establishes a 2-year statute of limitations for recovering indebtedness to the State through withholding of state salaries. Calculates retirement benefits based on what the employee's salary should have been. (HB111 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 190, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 547). RHOADS LBR, WAM
HB128 HD1 SD1 CD2
Elections; Campaign Financing
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Organizes, clarifies, updates, and recodifies campaign finance laws. Restricts limitation on contributions by contractors with the state to contributions by non-bid contractors only. Increases percentage limit on contributions by non-residents from 20% to 30%. Allows for pro-rata attribution of contributions by partnerships and limited liability companies. Allows campaign funds to be used for donations to public schools or public libraries, subject to limitations. (HB128 CD2)
(S ) 7/15/2009 - Veto overridden - 2/3's vote: Ayes, 22; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 3 (Senator(s) Hemmings, Ihara, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU JGO
HB142 HD1 SD1
Taxes; Intrastate Aviation; Foreign Trade Zone; Exemption
RELATING TO INTRA-STATE AVIATION.
Exempts the general excise and use taxes on fuel sold from a foreign-trade zone to common carriers for use in interisland air transportation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/22/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-28-09 10:00am in conference room 225. SOUKI, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Awana TIA, WAM
HB179 SD2
Public School Facilities Repair and Maintenance
RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Repeals two subsections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes regarding the cost of electricity and maintenance for air conditioners not installed by the department of accounting and general services and repair and maintenance for donated fixtures and equipment. (SD2)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 063, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 680). TAKUMI EDH, WAM
HB183 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Increases the membership on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Allows HTSB to employ an executive director for a term of up to four years, who shall be appointed by BOE, and also allow HTSB to terminate the executive director's contract for cause. Requires HTSB to submit its annual report to BOE. Authorizes HTSB to determine the manner in which licensing fees are collected. Authorizes HTSB to adopt, amend, repeal, or suspend its policies and standards. Authorizes HTSB to grant additional licensing extensions through June 30, 2010. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to temporarily suspend its rules in extenuating circumstances. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to amend licensing-related fees and set or amend other charges related to the performance of HTSB's duties. Requires HTSB, DOE, and the Charter School Administrative Office to implement interim policies and procedures for the mutual sharing of data necessary for licensing and verifying the status of teachers. Develops specific recommendations to address the concerns raised in auditor's Report No. 09-05 regarding HTSB's accountability structure. (HB183 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 2 on 07-15-09. TAKUMI EDH, WAM  SB142
HB200 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Budget
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB200 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 162, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 779). SAY (BR) WAM  SB200
HB242 HD1 SD2
Agriculture; Value-Added Products
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds, matched dollar-for-dollar by federal funds, in cash, or by in-kind donations by the private sector, for the planning, repair, and modification of agricultural facilities at the former Del Monte operation on Oahu and at Maui Community College. Amends the definition of "agricultural commodity". Effective July 1, 2020. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-30-09 2:00pm in conference room 224. TSUJI, CHANG, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MORITA, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Berg, Choy, Evans, Herkes, Nakashima, Tokioka AGR, HED, FIN  SB494
HB262 HD2 SD2 CD1
Insurance Fraud
RELATING TO INSURANCE FRAUD.
Expands the authority of the insurance division's insurance fraud investigations unit, renamed the insurance fraud investigation branch, to prevent, investigate, and prosecute -- both civilly and criminally -- insurance fraud beyond motor vehicle insurance cases to all lines of insurance except workers' compensation. (HB262 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 149, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 766). HERKES CPN, JGO
HB267 HD2 SD1
Motor Vehicle Rental Industry; Interisland Transport
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Eases documentation requirements for rental cars transported by any water carrier authorized to transport vehicles interisland by the State PUC; provided that the water carrier has a written contract with the owner of the rental car, and records and retains certain information about the vehicle and its transport. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 047, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 335). HERKES TIA, CPN
HB271 SD2 CD1
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Permits the registrar of the bureau of conveyances to accept electronic documents with electronic signatures for recording, to provide electronic documents in response to a request, and to convert existing records to electronic format. (HB271 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2009 - Act 102, on 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 400). HERKES WLO, JUD, CPC, FIN
HB300 HD1 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Judiciary for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB300 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 139, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 756). SAY (BR) JGO, WAM
HB317 HD1 SD2
Mobile Medical Van; Heath Care
RELATING TO MOBILE MEDICAL CARE.
Authorizes the use of federal Homeland Security Grant Program funds to provide the people of the southern portion of the island of Hawaii with increased access to suitable emergency and clinical medical care by means of a mobile medical van based at Kona community hospital. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. HERKES, CHANG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI HTH/PSM, WAM
HB319 HD1 SD1
Family Leave; Notification of Benefits
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Requires employers to post notice of employees' entitlement to family leave. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 048, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 336). M. LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA, HANOHANO, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, LUKE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PINE, THIELEN, Berg, Marumoto LBR  SB823
HB332 HD2 SD1
Employment Security; Divestiture; Worker Retention
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Establishes job security requirements upon the divestiture of a covered establishment. Takes effect July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05/01/09 2:15 PM in conference room 312. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERG, CARROLL, FINNEGAN, HANOHANO, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MORITA, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, WOOLEY, Brower, Coffman, Evans, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima LAB, HUS, EBM, FIN  SB782
HB333 HD2 SD2
Earned Income Tax Credit; Tax Preparers; TANF Funds
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Creates a state earned income tax credit funded initially with TANF funds. Limits the interest charged by tax preparers to clients who claim the earned income tax credit. Effective 1/1/2090 and repealed on 7/1/2011. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-29-09 1:30pm in conference room 229. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERG, HANOHANO, LUKE, MORITA, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, WOOLEY, Awana, Brower, Carroll, Evans, Har, Keith-Agaran, Marumoto HMS, WAM  SB783
HB343 HD1 SD2 CD1
Primary Health Care; Rural Areas
RELATING TO RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING.
Appropriates funds to develop a statewide rural primary health care training program and support the family medicine residency program of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. (HB343 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 3 on 07-15-09. CHANG, BERTRAM, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, SAGUM, SHIMABUKURO, TSUJI, Nakashima, Say, Souki, Takumi, Yamashita HLT, HED, FIN
HB349 HD1 SD1
Evidence; Character of Accused
RELATING TO THE HAWAII RULES OF EVIDENCE.
Allows for admission of character evidence showing the aggressiveness of the defendant if the court allows the admission of character evidence showing the aggressiveness of the alleged victim. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). TSUJI, Chang, Choy, Coffman, Evans, Hanohano, Herkes, Manahan, Nakashima JGO  SB65
HB358 HD1 SD1 CD1
Drug Court; Secure Treatment Facilities
RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.
Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities. (HB358 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 4 on 07-15-09. CABANILLA, Keith-Agaran PSM, JGO
HB366 HD2 SD2 CD1
Manta Rays; Poaching and Commercial Fishing Prohibited
RELATING TO MANTA RAYS.
Establishes fines and penalties for any person who knowingly captures or kills a manta ray within state marine waters. Provides an exception for special permits granted for scientific, education, management, or propagation purposes. Requires department of land and natural resources to adopt rules on what constitutes a "take". (HB366 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 092, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 709). COFFMAN, HANOHANO, MORITA, Bertram, Carroll, Evans, McKelvey, Nakashima, Souki, Tsuji, Yamashita WTL, JGO  SB394
HB371 HD2 SD2 CD1
Sunset; Naphtha Fuel Tax; Power Generation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends by three years the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility. Increases the tax from 1 cent per gallon to 2 cents per gallon. (HB371 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 198, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 555). TOKIOKA, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Chang, Coffman, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB447
HB381 HD2 SD1 CD1
Honolulu Symphony; Endowment Fund; Unmatched Pledges
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII ENDOWMENT FUND.
Amends the $4,000,000 appropriation to the State of Hawaii Endowment Fund authorized under Act 97, SLH 2006, as amended by Act 156, SLH 2007, to stipulate that all portions of pledges not collected by February 28, 2013, will cause any unexpended or unencumbered balance from the appropriation to revert to the general fund. Effective 6/29/09. (HB381 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 065, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 682). M. OSHIRO EDT, WAM
HB395 HD1 SD2
Early Learning
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Requires the department of education, beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, to use successful assessment tools and protocols for determining a student's initial placement and for decision making about a student's movement between junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and into grade one; clarifies provisions of the early learning system, including authorizing designees for all members of the early learning council, and changing the name of the keiki first steps trust fund to the early learning trust fund. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 05-01-09 at 1:00pm in Conference Room 329. WOOLEY, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, ITO, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Bertram, Chang, Ching, Chong, Choy, Coffman, Finnegan, Har, Karamatsu, Keith-Agaran, Marumoto, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Sagum, Souki, Yamane EDH/HMS, WAM
HB426 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, for the purpose of design and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in downtown Honolulu. (SD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 113, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 730). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB391
HB427 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ONE PLANET PACIFIC ENERGY, LLC, A PROCESSING ENTERPRISE.
Authorizes the issuance of $40,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds for One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC, to build a gasification facility adjoining the construction and demolition material solid waste landfill located in Nanakuli, Oahu. (HB427 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 111, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 728). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB393
HB519 HD1 SD2
Prisons; Inmates; Out-of-State
RELATING TO INMATES.
Requires return of all out-of-state women inmates by 12/31/2011 if adequate bed space exists in Hawaii's prisons and correctional facilities. Requires that a maximum of 500 Hawaii inmates shall be detained in out-of-state prisons by 12/31/2015. Requires the public safety department to plan, design, and construct sufficient facilities to house inmates in Hawaii by 12/31/2015 and to pursue alternatives to incarceration for returning inmates. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:30PM in conference room 312. SAY, HANOHANO PSM, WAM
HB520 HD1 SD1
Historic Building Photograph Requirement; Repeal Act 228
RELATING TO BUILDINGS.
Repeals the amendments made by Act 228, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, which require the taking of archival photographs before conducting any demolition, construction, or alteration of any building over fifty years old or any building listed, or eligible for listing, on the Hawaii or National Register of Historic Places. (SD1)
(H ) 4/15/2009 - Act 004, on 4/14/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 289). SAY EDT
HB541 HD1 SD1 CD1
Civil Service Benefits; Department of Education
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Ensures that civil service benefits for Department of Education civil service employees are the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies until June 30, 2011. Requires a report to the Legislature if DOE has not established a separate civil service system by June 30, 2010. (HB541 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 506). TAKUMI LBR/EDH, WAM
HB573 HD1 SD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund
RELATING TO EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Requires a deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund at the close of any fiscal year whenever there is a carryover cash surplus in the general fund. The deposit is up to     % of the closing general fund balance. Provides for a ceiling of     % of the sum of all general fund revenues received in the prior 3 fiscal years. (HB573 SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). CHONG, BROWER, HAR, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, YAMASHITA WAM
HB574 HD2 SD2
Deposit Beverage Container Program; Retail Dealer; Redemption Center
RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Extends the reverse vending machine rebate program and increases the financial incentives. Requires retail dealers with more than seventyfive thousand square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. (SD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-30-09 1:30pm in conference room 225. CHONG, HAR, MAGAOAY, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA ENE/TIA, WAM
HB586 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kaneohe Bay Regional Council
RELATING TO THE KANEOHE BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL.
Sunsets the Kaneohe bay regional council. Designates the Department of land and natural resources as the agency responsible for implementing the council's plans, programs, and policies adopted prior to its repeal. (HB586 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 068, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 685). ITO (BR) WTL, WAM
HB589 HD1 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy Project; Subdivisions
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
Exempts leases and easements for renewable energy projects from subdivision requirements; defines "subdivision requirements"; requires agencies to accept instruments for recording and filing. Sunsets 7/1/2013. (HB589 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2009 - Act 173, on 7/7/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 481). ITO, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, THIELEN, Coffman, Morita, Sagum, Tokioka ENE/TIA, WTL
HB590 HD1 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy Facility
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
Sets a time limit for the filing of the diligence report with the energy resources coordinator; allows the energy resources coordinator to deem a permit approved if no further action or processing is reported by the permitting agency within eighteen months of the completed application. (HB590 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 507). ITO, CHANG, CHING, HAR, HERKES, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, Sagum ENE/TIA, JGO
HB591 HD1 SD2
Renewable Energy; Agricultural Activities; Preferential Rates
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Authorizes preferential rates for the purchase of renewable energy produced in conjunction with agricultural activities. (SD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 185, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 542). ITO, CHANG, CHING, HAR, HERKES, SAGUM, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, Coffman, Morita WTL/ENE, CPN
HB593 HD2 SD1
Coastal Construction Moratorium
RELATING TO SHORELINE SETBACKS.
Allows DLNR to establish coastal construction moratoriums to protect beaches statewide; requires DLNR to establish an interim coastal construction moratorium for Kailua beach. (SD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:00pm in conference room 224. ITO, CABANILLA, CHING, COFFMAN, C. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, SAGUM, THIELEN WTL
HB610 HD2 SD2 CD1
Science and Technology; Hawaii State Plan; Economy Growth
RELATING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Provides for the development of a Hawaii State Science and Technology Plan. (HB610 CD1)
(S ) 6/19/2009 - Act 137, 6/19/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 754). YAMASHITA, AWANA, CHANG, CHONG, ITO, KEITH-AGARAN, MANAHAN, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, YAMANE, Har, Karamatsu, Magaoay, McKelvey, Souki, Wakai EDT, WAM
HB611 HD1 SD2
Tax Credits; Tax Exemptions; Evaluation; Report
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the capital goods excise tax credit so that it applies only to property placed in service or purchased pursuant to a binding contract in taxable years beginning before July 1, 2009; suspends the credit for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2009, and ending on or before December 31, 2011; and adds a new part for property placed in service or purchased pursuant to a binding contract in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2011. Requires the department of taxation, with the assistance of the department of business, economic development, and tourism, to evaluate certain tax credits and tax exemptions and report to the legislature. Requires the department of taxation to give recommendations and for the legislature to implement those recommendations prior to the mandate for those tax credits and tax exemptions to sunset. Amends the application of professional employment organizations for the purposes of chapter 237, Hawaii Revised Statutes (general excise tax). Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 309. CHONG, M. LEE, SAY, YAMASHITA EDT, WAM
HB615 HD1 SD2 CD1
Harassment; Electronic Communications
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
Provides that the offense of harassment includes all forms of electronic communications. (HB615 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 090, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 707). KARAMATSU, CABANILLA, CARROLL, HERKES, ITO, MCKELVEY, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, Souki EDT, JGO
HB618 SD2 CD1
Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS ACT.
Enacts uniform prudent management of institutional funds act to replace and update existing uniform management of institutional funds act. Provides guidance and authority to charitable organizations concerning the management and investment of funds held by those organizations. Provides additional protections for charities and also protects the interests of donors. Modernizes rules governing expenditures from endowment funds. Gives institutions ability to cope more easily with fluctuations in the value of the endowment. Updates provisions governing the release and modification of restrictions on charitable funds to permit more efficient management of these funds. (HB618 CD1)
(S ) 6/19/2009 - Act 135, 6/19/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 752). KARAMATSU, M. Oshiro CPC, JUD, FIN
HB632 HD1 SD1 CD1
Policy Advisory Board on Veterans' Services
RELATING TO POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ON VETERANS' SERVICES.
Requires the Governor, in making appointments to the Policy Advisory Board on Veterans' Services, appoint at least three women as members. (HB632 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 071, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 688). EVANS, MCKELVEY PSM
HB640 HD1 SD2 CD1
Environmental Assessments; State and County Lands; Exemption
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Exempts from the purview of chapter 343, HRS, the environmental review law, primary actions that require a ministerial permit, that involve secondary actions limited to infrastructure development within public right-of-ways. (HB640 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 087, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 704). MAGAOAY, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, ITO, TOKIOKA, Aquino, Coffman, Keith-Agaran, Sagum EEP/WLO, TRN
HB643 HD2 SD2 CD1
Contractors; Public Works Projects; Ineligible Employees
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Authorizes the contractors license board to suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a contractor's license for employing a worker on a public work project who is ineligible under federal law to work in the United States. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB643 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2009 - Act 145, 6/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 762). MAGAOAY, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, TOKIOKA, Aquino, Keith-Agaran, Rhoads LAB, JUD, CPC, FIN
HB686 HD1 SD2
Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes; Certification
RELATING TO REDUCED IGNITION PROPENSITY CIGARETTES.
Delays implementation of the reduced ignition propensity cigarettes law to 09/30/2010. Authorizes the state fire council to expend moneys to cover the reduced ignition propensity cigarettes personnel and program costs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:15pm in conference room 312. YAMANE, EVANS, HANOHANO, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Chong, Herkes, Karamatsu, Tsuji PBS, CPC, FIN
HB690 HD2 SD2 CD1
Group Health Insurers; Small Business; Part-time Employees
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires insurers that offer health care coverage to the regular employees of any group or association to offer the same coverage to part-time employees working a certain amount of hours per week and for a minimum length of time. Requires the insurance commissioner to submit a cost-benefit report to the legislature. (HB690 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2009 - Vetoed on 07-06-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 792). YAMANE, NISHIMOTO, Herkes, Souki, Yamashita HTH/LBR, CPN
HB694 SD2
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Regional Systems; New Entity
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes a facility or regional health care system under the Hawaii health systems corporation to transition into a new legal entity; amends the maintenance of services requirements; requires Hawaii health systems corporation to assume liabilities and debts or other obligations accrued beginning on 07/01/1996; requires commercial health plans to provide a minimum reimbursement level; authorizes special negotiating authority for Hawaii health systems corporation with bargaining units; authorizes criminal history record checks. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 714). YAMANE, BERTRAM, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, SAGUM, SOUKI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Tokioka HLT, FIN
HB730 HD1 SD1
Crimes; Dog Fighting; Animal Cruelty
RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
Clarifies dog fighting and animal cruelty laws. Effective upon approval. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). MIZUNO, BROWER, KARAMATSU, LUKE, MCKELVEY JGO
HB739 HD2 SD2
TANF Funds; Allocation of Expenditures
RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES.
Details how the legislature will spend TANF funds, emphasizing child care services, work program contracts and related support services, the prevention of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, the purchase of service contracts for child protective services, information system maintenance, and administration costs. Transfers portions of TANF funds to the social services block grant and child care development fund. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. MIZUNO, PINE, Aquino, Bertram, Brower, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima HMS, WAM
HB754 HD1 SD1 CD2
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Procurement; Tourism Emergency; TAT
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Requires convention center construction contracts to be subject to certain provisions of the procurement code. Transfers tourism research and statistics functions from the department of business, economic development, and tourism to the Hawaii tourism authority (HTA). Removes ex-officio members from the HTA Board and places them in an advisory group to HTA. Expands the scope of a tourism emergency. Provides additional funds to the tourism special fund for one fiscal year. Technical amendments. Effective on July 1, 2009. (CD2)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 5 on 07-15-09. MANAHAN, EVANS, KEITH-AGARAN, MIZUNO, SAY, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Cabanilla TSM/WAM
HB813 HD1 SD1 CD1
Holidays; Language Access Month
RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
Designates the month of August as Language Access Month to promote awareness of language access for government services and to emphasize the importance of and the need for language access in Hawaii. (HB813 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 069, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 686). KEITH-AGARAN, BROWER, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, Aquino, Bertram TCI, FIN
HB814 HD2 SD2 CD1
Nurse Aide Certification
RELATING TO NURSE AIDES.
Specifies the renewal period for the recertification of nurse aides and the number of continuing education hours required for their recertification. (HB814 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 108, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 406). MIZUNO, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHING, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, Aquino, Berg, Chang HTH, CPN
HB819 HD2 SD2
Crime; Minors Tried as Adults
RELATING TO CRIME.
Mandates minors aged 15-17 be tried as adults in cases of first degree murder when no other offenses are charged. Provides for discretionary remand of the minor to the family court in specified cases. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. MIZUNO, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, KARAMATSU, PINE, SAY, WARD HMS, JGO
HB834 HD2 SD1
Water Quality Standards
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.
Amends state water quality standards for marine waters to conform to federal standards. (SD1)
(S ) 4/22/2009 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 666). SAY (BR) HTH/ENE
HB863 HD1 SD2
County Infrastructure Development Revolving Loan Fund
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A COUNTY TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE REVOLVING FUND.
Creates the county infrastructure development revolving loan fund within department of budget and finance to provide nointerest loans to the counties for the development, predevelopment, or construction of projects to expedite the building of transit-oriented affordable housing infrastructure development. Effective 07/01/2020. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 05-01-09 at 5:30pm in Conference Room 225. HAR, BERTRAM, MCKELVEY, Aquino, M. Lee, Rhoads, Souki, Yamane TRN, WLO/HSG, FIN
HB869 HD1 SD1
Traffic Infractions; Rental Motor Vehicles
RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLES.
Requires that the owner of a rental motor vehicle, upon notice that the rental motor vehicle has been involved in a traffic incident resulting in a violation, provide the court with the name and address of the lessee within 45 days of the mailing of the notice to the lessor and registered driver of the vehicle. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(H ) 4/21/2009 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-22-09 10:00am in conference room 225. HERKES TIA, JGO
HB876 HD1 SD2 CD2
Condominiums; Aging in Place
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Expands limitations on association liability for elderly unit owners or residents aging in place to include disabled persons. (HB876 CD2)
(S ) 6/17/2009 - Act 128, 6/17/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 745). B. OSHIRO HMS/CPN, JGO
HB895 HD2 SD2 CD1
Tobacco Products Tax Increase
RELATING TO TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS OTHER THAN CIGARETTES.
Increases the tobacco tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes and cigars from 40 percent to 70 percent of the wholesale price beginning on September 30, 2009; increases the tax on cigars to 50 percent beginning September 30, 2009; and defines "little cigars" and taxes them as cigarettes; deposits all additional taxes into the general fund. (HB895 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 058, on 5/8/2009, veto override. YAMANE HTH, WAM
HB899 HD1 SD1 CD1
Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Clarifies and strengthens the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' bond authority. (HB899 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 146, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 763). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM
HB900 HD2 SD1 CD1
OHA Budget
RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Appropriates funds for the operating budget of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB900 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 140, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 757). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM
HB952 HD1 SD2 CD1
Labor Unions; Private Sector
RELATING TO LABOR.
Certifies entities as exclusive representatives without an election where no other representatives are certified as the exclusive bargaining representatives for employers with an annual gross revenue of $5 million or more. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives. Makes it a violation for an employer or employee to commit unfair or prohibited practices interfering with an employer's or employee's statutory rights or discriminating against an employer or an employee for exercising protected conduct, subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation. Effective July 1, 2009. (HB952 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 6 on 07-15-09. TAKUMI, BELATTI, BROWER, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, SHIMABUKURO, WAKAI, Aquino, Awana, Berg, Bertram, Carroll, Chong, Coffman, Hanohano, Herkes, Karamatsu, Keith-Agaran, Magaoay, Manahan, McKelvey, Nishimoto, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Sagum, Saiki, Souki, Tokioka, Tsuji, Wooley, Yamane LAB, EBM, FIN
HB960 HD2 SD2
Tourism Emergency; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Research and Statistics
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Broadens the scope of a "tourism emergency" to include a national or global economic crisis. Removes the duties relating to tourism research and statistics from the department of business, economic development, and tourism and adds those duties to the Hawaii tourism authority. Effective 01/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). MANAHAN, BROWER, EVANS, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI TCI, PBS, FIN
HB975 HD1 SD1 CD1
Agricultural Water Systems; ADC
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SYSTEMS.
Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to acquire agricultural water systems to provide water for irrigation of agricultural lands. Exempts agricultural water systems from the subdivision requirements of county ordinances, provided that no additional lots are created. Provides conveyance requirements for the property owner. (HB975 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 509). M. OSHIRO WTL, WAM
HB981 HD2 SD2 CD1
Impaired Driving; Ignition Interlock
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Makes amendments to Hawaii Revised Statutes and Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, reflecting recommendations of ignition interlock implementation task force. (HB981 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 088, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 705). HAR, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Bertram, Cabanilla, Choy, Sagum, Saiki, Souki TIA, JGO  SB716
HB982 HD3 SD1 CD1
Family Leave
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Establishes a new data collection system for family leave. Appropriates $10,000 from the disability benefits special fund. Authorizes the use of these funds for the date system. (HB982 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 7 on 07-15-09. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHANG, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, KARAMATSU, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SHIMABUKURO, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMANE, Aquino, Awana, Berg, Cabanilla, Carroll, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, Manahan, Sagum, Say, Souki, Tokioka, Wooley LBR, WAM
HB983 HD1 SD2 CD1
Schools; Traffic Safety
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the director of transportation to provide federal Safe Routes to School program funds for school-based workshops and community-based planning projects that will reduce vehicular travel and congestion, encourage walking and bicycling, and promote health and safety. Requires the director to develop a streamlined process for the federal Safe Routes to School grant program. (HB983 CD1
(H ) 6/9/2009 - Act 100, on 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 398). M. LEE, AQUINO, BELATTI, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SOUKI, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WOOLEY, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Choy, Takumi EDH/TIA, WAM
HB984 HD4 SD2
Hawaii Broadband commissioner; Broadband Regulation; Broadband Franchising; Broadband Permitting
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Implements key recommendations of the Hawaii broadband task force by establishing the Hawaii broadband commissioner (HBC) in the department of commerce and consumer affairs (DCCA). Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the public utilities commission to the HBC and functions relating to cable services from DCCA to the HBC. Establishes a work group to develop procedures to streamline state and county broadband regulation, franchising, and permitting and report to the legislature. (SD2)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 714). M. OSHIRO, AWANA, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Belatti, Berg, Bertram, Cabanilla, Har, M. Lee, Sagum, Saiki, Takai EDT/CPN, WAM
HB986 HD1 SD1 CD1
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Standards; Public Schools
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Requires construction and renovation of public school facilities to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools standards. Requires replacement of old portable buildings with high performance classrooms. Also requires prioritization of public school facilities projects in accordance with certain criteria. (HB986 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Vetoed on 07-10-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 802). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Choy, Keith-Agaran, Say, Souki, Tokioka, Yamane EDH/ENE, WAM  SB745
HB989 HD1 SD2 CD1
Keiki Care
RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE.
Amends the Act 236, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which established the Hawaii children's health care program, to extend the program to June 30, 2012, and require reporting to the Legislature prior to the 2010 and 2011 Regular Sessions. Appropriates $200,000 for each year of fiscal biennium 2009-2011. (HB989 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 8 on 07-15-09. YAMANE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Bertram, Karamatsu, M. Lee, Sagum, Saiki, Say, Souki HMS/HTH, WAM
HB991 HD2 SD2
University of Hawaii; Loan Repayments
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the Hawaii medical doctor loan repayment program for University of Hawaii medical school graduates and medical school graduates with training from Hawaii based medical programs working in rural areas of the State. (SD2)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 3:00pm in conference room 229. YAMANE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Bertram, Cabanilla, Carroll, Har, Karamatsu, Sagum, Saiki, Souki, Tokioka HTH/HRE, WAM
HB994 HD1 SD2 CD1
Tourism; Space Industry; Federal Aviation Administration; Spaceport License
RELATING TO TOURISM.
Appropriates funds for the application for a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. (HB994 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 187, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 544). WAKAI, HERKES, MARUMOTO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, WARD, Cabanilla, Chang, Ito, Mizuno PSM/TSM, WAM  SB222
HB1015 HD1 SD2
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Obligation of Funds
RELATING TO OBLIGATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST FUND.
Temporarily enables the department of Hawaiian home lands to begin construction on affordable housing projects without having the full and final amount of the capital costs on hand at the beginning of the project. Effective 7/1/09; repealed 6/30/11. (SD2)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 714). SAY (BR) WTL/EDH, WAM  SB833
HB1016 HD2 SD1 CD2
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. (HB1016 CD2)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 064, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 681). SAY (BR) JGO, WAM  SB834
HB1031 SD3
Antitrust; Unfair Competition
RELATING TO CHAPTER 480, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Clarifies antitrust and unfair competition law with regard to who can sue in certain instances, including when having made indirect purchases. Effective July 1, 2075. (SD3)
(S ) 4/28/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 682). SAY (BR) CPN, JGO  SB849
HB1040 HD1 SD2 CD1
Tort Liability; Lifeguards; Public Lands
RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
Extends for four years the law shielding county lifeguards from liability. Also extends for four years the limitation on liability of the State and counties for incidents arising on improved public lands, provided that certain signage requirements are met.(HB1040 CD1)
(H ) 6/1/2009 - Act 081, on 6/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 376). SAY (BR) TIA, JGO  SB858
HB1045 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Makes necessary housekeeping amendments to chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to modify terms, plans, specifications, and other matters relating to projects previously approved by predecessor agency. Authorizes the imposition of service fees to recoup program administrative expenses. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB1045 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 143, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 760). SAY (BR) EDH, WAM  SB863
HB1057 HD1 SD2 CD1
College Savings Program
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
Supports investment in a child's future by allowing third parties to make contributions directly into a State-established HI529 college savings account for a designated beneficiary. (HB1057 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 091, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 708). SAY (BR) HRE, WAM  SB875
HB1059 HD2 SD1
The One Call Center
RELATING TO THE ONE CALL CENTER.
Makes permanent the One Call Center pilot program, which facilitates advance warnings to excavators of the location of underground facilities. Exempts pest control operations from the program for three years. (SD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 072, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 689). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB877
HB1061 HD1 SD1
Utilities; Receivership
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Guarantees the operation of water and sewer services to Hawaii residents by allowing the Public Utility Commission to take necessary action and appoint receivers whenever regulated public utilities fail to provide adequate and reasonable service. (SD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 074, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 691). SAY (BR) CPN/TIA  SB879
HB1064 HD1 SD2
Emergency Appropriation; Budget Shortfall; General Assistance
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE BUDGET SHORTFALL.
Emergency appropriation to address the budget shortfall for general assistance payments in April, May, and June of 2009. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. SAY (BR) HMS, WAM  SB882
HB1070 SD1 CD1
Code of Financial Institutions
RELATING TO THE CODE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Amends and updates Hawaii's code of financial institutions to address temporary office relocations and to place prudent limits on certain kinds of investments by financial institutions. (HB1070 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 107, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 405). SAY (BR) CPN  SB888
HB1071 HD3 SD2 CD1
Mortgage Servicers; Regulation
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.
Provides for the licensing and regulation of mortgage servicers that service residential mortgage loans secured by real property located in the State of Hawaii. Specifies prohibited practices for mortgage servicers. Effective 7/1/2010. (HB1071 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 106, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 404). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB889
HB1074 HD2 SD1
Insurance Producers; Surplus Lines Brokers; Retaliatory Tax Credit; Limited Lines Adjuster License; Continuing Education Credits
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Makes numerous updates to the Insurance Code. Clarifies allowable insurer investments to meet capital and reserve requirements. Sets a time limit for insurers to claim the Retaliatory Tax Credit. Limits the issuance of surplus lines broker licenses to certain insurance lines of authority. Allows a limited adjuster license for crop insurance claims. Amends the continuing education credit hours required for insurance produce license renewals. Makes printed form filings optional for insurance rate filings in accordance with state plans to begin accepting electronic rate filings and payments for all lines of insurance. Effective 07/01/2020. (SD1)
(H ) 4/21/2009 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-22-09 2:30pm in conference room 016. SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB892
HB1075 SD1
Insurance; Long-Term Care Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates references in Article 10H of the Insurance Code governing long-term care insurance. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 049, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 337). SAY (BR) CPN  SB893
HB1098 HD2 SD2
General Assistance
RELATING TO GENERAL ASSISTANCE.
Places a twenty-four-month limit on general assistance to households without minor dependents with appropriate exceptions. Requires DHS to refer general assistance recipients to the aid to the aged, blind, and disabled program under specified conditions. Converts general assistance into an entitlement program. Takes effect 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. SAY (BR) HMS, WAM  SB916
HB1101 HD1 SD1
Department of Human Services Investigators
RELATING TO INVESTIGATORS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Authorizes the Director of Human Services to appoint and commission investigators to investigate incidents at the Hawaii youth correctional facilities, and gives these investigators access to necessary information maintained by state and county entities. (SD1)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 062, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 679). SAY (BR) HMS, JGO  SB919
HB1103 SD1 CD1
Federal Financial Assistance for Independent Living Services and Centers
RELATING TO FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES AND CENTERS.
Repeals section 348-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that establishes the Statewide Council on Independent Living as an entity within the Department of Human Services. (HB1103 CD1)
(H ) 6/8/2009 - Act 097, on 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 395). SAY (BR) HMS, WAM  SB921
HB1141 HD1 SD1 CD1
Thrill Craft
RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT OPERATION.
Authorizes government personnel conducting operations approved by DLNR to operate thrill crafts in non-designated areas. Authorizes film permit holders involved in film production operations approved by DLNR to operate thrill crafts in nondesignated areas, which sunsets on 6/30/2014. DLNR and the Hawaii film office shall submit annual reports on film production thrill craft use. (HB1141 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 089, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 706). SAY (BR) WLO, TCI/EBM  SB959
HB1148 HD1 SD1
Sunshine Law; Meeting; Notice; State Calendar; Lieutenant Governor
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
With respect to notice requirements for a public agency hearing, requires state boards to electronically file meeting notices on the state calendar rather than in the Lt. Governor's office. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). SAY (BR) JGO  SB966
HB1152 HD1 SD1 CD1
Committed Persons' Accounts
RELATING TO COMMITTED PERSONS' ACCOUNTS.
Amends section 353-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Director of Public Safety to direct the department to have one or more accounts for committed persons. Also states that the accounts are non-interest bearing and that no interest can be paid to committed persons on the individual accounts. (HB1152 CD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 075, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 692). SAY (BR) PSM, WAM  SB970
HB1166 HD1 SD2 CD1
Airport Passenger Facility Charge Special Fund
RELATING TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE SPECIAL FUND.
Provides the Airports Division of the Department of Transportation with additional financing options utilizing its passenger facility charge revenues to construct airports capital improvement projects and to provide the statutory framework to permit the execution of these financial options. Effective July 1, 2009. (HB1166 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 147, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 764). SAY (BR) TIA, WAM  SB984
HB1174 HD3 SD2 CD1
Mauna Kea; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes the UH Board of Regents to charge fees and enter into lease agreements for the Mauna Kea lands, adopt rules to regulate public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea lands, and establish and collect administrative fines for violations. Establishes the Mauna Kea Lands Management Special Fund for the University of Hawaii to manage the Mauna Kea lands. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. (HB1174 CD1)
(S ) 6/18/2009 - Act 132, 6/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 749). SAY (BR) HRE/WTL, WAM  SB992
HB1175 HD3 SD2 CD1
Cigarette Tax Increase
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the per-cigarette tax to 13 cents beginning July 1, 2009, 14 cents beginning July 1, 2010, and 15 cents beginning on July 1, 2011. (HB1175 CD1)
(S ) 5/7/2009 - Act 056, 5/7/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 673). SAY (BR) HTH, WAM
HB1204 HD2 SD2
Tourism Special Fund; Additional TAT Revenue Distribution
RELATING TO TOURISM.
Requires, for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 only, an additional distribution of not more than an unspecified amount of funds in Transient Accommodations Tax revenues to the Tourism Special Fund. Effective 7/1/2150. (SD2)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). SAY TSM, WAM
HB1212 HD1 SD1
Public Documents; Privacy
RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
Deletes the exception of a record of complaints with respect to government information relating to an individual's fitness for a license, when balancing an unwarranted invasion of a person's privacy against the public disclosure of the record. Effective on approval. Sunsets 7/1/2014. (SD1)
(H ) 4/17/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 709). SAY, YAMANE JGO
HB1260 HD1 SD1 CD1
Executive Branch Reorganization
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Reorganizes certain executive branch agencies by abolishing or transferring various agencies and programs to correspond with H.B. No. 200, H.D. 1, the general appropriations act of 2009. (HB1260 CD1)
(S ) 5/7/2009 - Recommitted to Conference Committee. SAY WAM/JGO
HB1270 HD1 SD2
Public Utilities Commission; Renewable Energy
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Deletes avoided cost by a utility in determining a just and reasonable rate for nonfossil fuel generated electricity. (SD2)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 050, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 338). MORITA, COFFMAN, EVANS, C. LEE, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, TSUJI, Chang ENE, CPN
HB1271 HD3 SD2 CD1
Food and Energy Security
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Makes various amendments, establishes various initiatives, and appropriates funds to promote economic development for local food and energy businesses, ensure Hawaii is energy and food self-sufficient and sustainable to the maximum extent feasible, and help Hawaii's natural resources and humankind adapt and be resilient to the inevitable challenges brought on by climate change. (HB1271 CD1
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 510). MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, THIELEN, Evans, Tsuji WTL/ENE/EDT, WAM
HB1272 HD1 SD1
Electronic Waste Recycling
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING.
Makes clarifying amendments to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. Amends the definition of "manufacturer" to delete the annual sales provision. Prohibits manufacturers from charging electronic device owners a fee to recycle electronic devices under some circumstances. Requires that manufacturers and their agents be responsible for following regulations and for adopting environmentally sound recycling programs. Requires recycling programs to be fully implemented and operational no later than January 1, 2010. (SD1)
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-09 1:30pm in conference room 225. MORITA, CHANG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN ENE/EDT
HB1273 HD1 SD2
Solar Energy; Clotheslines
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Allows for the use of clotheslines at any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse. Allows reasonable restrictions on the use of clotheslines. (SD2)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). MORITA, COFFMAN, EVANS, C. LEE, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, TSUJI ENE, CPN
HB1284 HD1 SD2
Medicaid Fee Schedule Rate Increase
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates unspecified funds for each year of the 2009-2011 fiscal biennium to increase the payments for physician services to medicaid-eligible persons, including fee-for-service, QUEST provider services, and QUEST Expanded Access Program up to an unspecified per cent of the current medicare rate. Requires the department of human services (DHS) to report to the legislature prior to the 2010 regular session with (1) the amount of baseline medicaid and additional funds needed for fiscal year 2010-2011, and (2) the amount of funding required to continue increased payments for physician services to medicaid-eligible persons. Requires DHS to seek an appropriation in an amount equal to at least the amount appropriated in 2009-2010 for additional payments for physician services. Effective date 7/1/2077. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. MIZUNO, BROWER HMS/HTH, WAM
HB1316 HD2 SD1 CD1
Joint Tortfeasors; Design Professionals
RELATING TO TORTS.
Clarifies the joint and several liability for design professionals in tort claims relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of public highways. (HB1316 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 179, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 536). KARAMATSU CPN, JGO
HB1351 HD2 SD1 CD1
Agriculture; Private Agricultural Parks
RELATING TO PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL PARKS.
Allows owners of contiguous parcels within the agricultural district to establish private agricultural parks registered with the department of agriculture. Specifies activities within a private agricultural park. (HB1351 CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 122, 6/15/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 739). EVANS WTL
HB1354 HD2 SD2
Keiki Caucus; Healthy Start; Enhanced Healthy Start; Appropriation
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Appropriates Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds and general revenue funds for the Healthy Start and Enhanced Healthy Start Programs, to maintain current services, to hire additional staff and for provider training. Effective 7/1/77. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. MIZUNO, BROWER HMS, WAM
HB1362 HD1 SD2
Genetic Counselors
RELATING TO GENETIC COUNSELORS.
Establishes the genetic counseling licensure program within department of health. Requires licensure in order to use the title of "licensed genetic counselor". Provides exemptions from licensure requirements. (SD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 191, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 548). MAGAOAY HTH, CPN
HB1364 HD1 SD1 CD1
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
Appropriates federal funds to various programs that are expected to receive funding during FY 2008-2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Reduces general fund appropriations for certain programs that receive offsetting federal funding. Appropriates additional federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds for FY 2008-2009 under the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Appropriates additional general funds for FY 2008-2009 to the adult mental health outpatient program. Appropriates additional general funds for FY 2008-2009 to the Hawaii health systems corporation. (HB1364 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 067, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 684). CHOY, AQUINO, COFFMAN, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, NAKASHIMA, WOOLEY WAM
HB1371 HD1 SD2
Health Care Programs; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Directs funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5, or other federal stimulus acts for health care programs. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. YAMANE, CHONG, HERKES, ITO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Rhoads HTH/HMS, WAM
HB1378 HD2 SD2 CD1
Health Care; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Primary Care Provider; Prescriptive Authority; Endorsement Licensure
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
Requires insurers, mutual and fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to recognize advanced practice registered nurses as primary care providers. Provides for licensure by endorsement. Grants global signature authority and prescriptive rights. Amends definition of advanced practice registered nurse. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to perform a review of the effects of this Act in two years. (HB1378 CD1)
(S ) 7/2/2009 - Act 169, 7/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 788). M. LEE, CABANILLA, EVANS, MIZUNO, Rhoads HTH, CPN  SB1045
HB1379 HD2 SD2 CD1
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT.
Creates a process for a patient to direct end-of-life treatment in a standardized physician orders for life-sustaining form. (HB1379 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 186, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 543). M. LEE, CABANILLA, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, RHOADS, Brower, Evans HLT, JUD, FIN  SB516
HB1404 HD1 SD1 CD1
General Excise Tax; Additional Tax Exemptions
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Establishes a cap of $400,000 on tax liability for timeshare operators and condominium submanagers. Extends the general excise tax exemption amendments for timeshare operators and condominium submanagers by one year to December 31, 2010. (HB1404 CD1)
(H ) 5/7/2009 - Recommitted to Conference committee as amended in CD 1 with none voting no and Representative(s) Bertram, Takai excused. TOKIOKA CPN, WAM
HB1405 HD2 SD2 CD1
General Excise Tax; Definition of Engaging in Business; Out-of-State Business; Nexus Standard
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Amends the definition of engaging in business under section 237-2, HRS (general excise tax), to include persons who enter into an agreement with residents of the State where the person pays a commission for referral of potential customers. Creates a nexus standard for taxing out-of-state businesses on their business activities in Hawaii. (CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 470). CHOY FIN
HB1414 HD1 SD1
Metal; Beer Kegs; Copper; Scrap Dealer; Theft
RELATING TO METAL.
Repeals the July 1, 2009 "sunset" date in Act 53, SLH 2008, that established the misdemeanor offense of theft of beer keg and imposed recordkeeping requirements on scrap metal dealers that purchase beer kegs. Repeals the July 1, 2009 "sunset" date in Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which establishes the offense of theft of copper, documentation requirements when copper is sold to a scrap dealer, and related penalties. Effective June 30, 2009. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 044, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 332). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU, Herkes CPN, JGO
HB1415 HD1 SD2 CD1
Service of Process; Condominiums; Planned Community Associations; Cooperative Housing
RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
Requires condominium associations, planned community associations, and cooperative housing corporations with properties inaccessible to the public to establish a policy to provide access for a person authorized to serve civil process. Sunsets on July 1, 2012. (HB1415 CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2009 - Act 158, on 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 459). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU, Herkes CPN, JGO
HB1417 HD2 SD2
Advertising; Mobile Billboards; Prohibition
RELATING TO MOBILE BILLBOARDS.
Amends the restrictions on the use of mobile billboards. Exempts businesses using vehicles with advertising in the daily function of the advertised business. Clarifies what constitutes certain exempted vehicles. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD2)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). B. OSHIRO, BROWER, C. LEE, LUKE EEP, JUD, CPC
HB1422 HD1 SD1 CD1
Abandoned Vehicles; Private Roads; Counties
RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.
Allows counties to remove abandoned motor vehicles from private roads; requires owners of private roads to request removal in writing before vehicle is considered abandoned; requires private road owner to pay for removal and indemnify county for claims arising from removal and disposal. Effective 7/1/2009. Repealed on 1/1/2010. (HB1422 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 193, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 550). NISHIMOTO (BR) TIA, JGO
HB1436 HD1 SD1
Agricultural District; Permitted Uses
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Amends the permitted uses of land within the agricultural district with soil classifications of A or B to include agricultural education programs conducted on a farming operation. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 053, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 341). ITO, CHANG, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, Carroll, Chong, Evans, Manahan, Marumoto, McKelvey, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Tsuji, Yamashita WLO/AGR, EDN
HB1451 HD2 SD2
High Technology Tax Credits; Workforce; Drop-down Subsidiary
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides aggregate caps on the high technology business investment tax credit for each qualified high technology business and disallows 100% of the credit in the year that a recapture event occurs and each year thereafter. Requires a
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). WAKAI, FINNEGAN, ITO, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TAKAI, TSUJI, WARD, Awana, Belatti, C. Lee, Marumoto, B. Oshiro, Rhoads EDT, WAM
HB1464 HD3 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency
RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.
Provides for and encourages renewable energy use and development, and energy efficiency, including increasing requirements for renewable energy portfolio standard, expanding duties of the energy resources coordinator, establishing energy efficiency portfolio standards, requiring energy-efficient state buildings, requiring sellers to provide electricity-cost information, and appropriating funds from the Renewable Energy Facility Siting Special Fund. (HB1464 CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 155, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 772). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, CABANILLA, CHANG, EVANS, C. LEE, MANAHAN, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, Chong, Ito, Sagum, Tsuji ENE, WAM  SB1198
HB1470 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement Code Exemption; Sole Source; Federal Government
RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.
Exempts GSA-approved sole source vendors from procurement code; increases small purchases limit; increases the Hawaii products preference and allows Hawaii products self-certification; imposes time limits on rendering administrative and judicial review decisions; limits protests to those that are a minimum percentage of the contract value; requires posting of a protest bond, to be forfeited if the protesting party does not prevail. (HB1470 CD1)
(H ) 7/13/2009 - Act 175, on 7/13/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 493). MANAHAN, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, Brower, M. Lee, Luke, Souki JGO
HB1471 HD2 SD1 CD1
Safe Food Certification; Pilot Program
RELATING TO FARMS.
Establishes a pilot program within the Department of Agriculture to encourage farmers to form agricultural cooperatives, coordinate purchasing agreements between the agricultural cooperatives and hotels, restaurants, and other buyers in the visitor and hospitality industries, and develop and implement safe food certification for products under the pilot program. Appropriates funds. (HB1471 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 9 on 07-15-09. MANAHAN, MAGAOAY, SAY, TSUJI, YAMANE WTL, WAM
HB1479 HD2 SD1 CD1
Little Davis Bacon Act; Fringe Benefits; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO LABOR.
Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to include in certified payroll records a fringe benefit reporting form, on which contractors and subcontractors itemize the cost of fringe benefits paid to both union and non-union laborers who perform work for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings and public works. Allows for any certified form containing fringe benefit reporting requirements to be submitted in lieu of a form supplied by the department of labor and industrial relations. Effective 10/1/2009. (HB1479 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 10 on 07-15-09. NAKASHIMA, CHANG, HANOHANO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, Aquino, Awana, Rhoads, Souki, Tokioka, Yamashita LBR, JGO
HB1483 HD1 SD1 CD1
Energy; Better Place Hawaii, Inc.; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR BETTER PLACE HAWAII, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Better Place Hawaii, Inc., in the planning, designing, construction, and development of transportation infrastructure, equipment, and apparatus to support electric vehicles in Hawaii. (HB1483 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 114, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 731). COFFMAN, MORITA ENE, WAM
HB1491 HD2 SD2
Taxation; Ethanol Facility Tax Credit
RELATING TO ETHANOL FACILITY TAX CREDIT.
Caps the total annual amount of ethanol facility tax credits allowed at $8,000,000 in the aggregate between 07/01/11 and 12/31/12. Effective 07/01/90. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30PM in conference room 225. CHONG ENE, WAM
HB1495 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii State Income Tax; Repeal Wagering Loss Deduction
RELATING TO STATE INCOME TAX.
Repeals the deduction of wagering losses for Hawaii state income tax purposes. (HB1495 CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Act 165, on 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 467). CHONG, B. OSHIRO WAM
HB1503 HD1 SD2
Limited Liability Company; Patents
RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.
Creates an optional "public purpose company" designation for LLCs. Requires an LLC with a public purpose company designation to exercise its right to exclude conferred by any patent it has an interest in for a public purpose. Establishes reporting requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-30-09 1:15pm in conference room 423. M. OSHIRO EBM, CPC, JUD
HB1504 HD1 SD2 CD1
Universal Health Care; Hawaii Health Authority
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates the Hawaii Health Authority to develop a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care in Hawaii. (HB1504 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 11 on 07-15-09. M. OSHIRO, M. LEE, MIZUNO, YAMANE HLT, CPC, FIN
HB1512 HD1 SD1 CD1
Temporary Restraining Order; Household Animals
RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Authorizes family court to authorize the issuance of a temporary restraining order in certain circumstances involving an animal identified to the court as belonging to a household. Effective 1/1/10. (HB1512 CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2009 - Act 159, on 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 460). KARAMATSU JGO
HB1525 HD1 SD2 CD1
Medicaid; Contracts; Health and Human Services
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
Requires the department of human services to include specified reporting requirements in all medicaid healthcare insurance plan contracts. (HB1525 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 12 on 07-15-09. MIZUNO, BROWER HUS/HLT, JUD, FIN
HB1536 HD2 SD1 CD1
Salary Reduction
RELATING TO SALARIES.
Reduces the salaries of the governor, lieutenant governor, justices and judges of all state courts, administrative director of the state, departmental directors and deputy directors, and members of the legislature. Ties in vacation and sick leave to that of collective bargaining for unit (13). Effective upon approval. (HB1536 CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2009 - Act 085, on 6/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 381). AQUINO, CHOY, COFFMAN, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, NAKASHIMA, WOOLEY JGO/WAM
HB1538 HD1 SD1
Health; Environment; Cleaning Products; Public Schools
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTALLY-SENSITIVE PRODUCTS.
Requires the department of education to give first preference to Green Seal approved environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in public schools; requires the department of health to maintain a list of Green Seal program approved products. (SD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 13 on 07-15-09. NISHIMOTO, BELATTI, BROWER, CARROLL, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, PINE, RHOADS, SAIKI, SHIMABUKURO, SOUKI, TAKAI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WOOLEY, YAMANE, Aquino, Bertram, Choy, Coffman, Evans, Har, Herkes, M. Lee, Nakashima, Sagum, Tokioka HTH/EDH
HB1544 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Exemptions; Phaseout
RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Conforms state tax exemptions to federal phaseout provisions under section 151(d)(3) of the IRC. Ties threshold to amounts in place in 2008. (HB1544 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 14 on 07-15-09. CHONG, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1550 HD2 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Deferred Compensation Plans; Annuity Plans
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Imposes the state income tax on rollovers made by employees of state and county agencies and tax-exempt organizations from qualifying annuity plans and qualifying deferred compensation plans, to eligible retirement plans or individual retirement accounts. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB1550 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 181, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 538). CHONG, SAY, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1552 HD2 SD2 CD1
State Living Parks; Living Park Planning Council
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Authorizes DLNR to issue long-term residential leases to qualified persons in state living parks. Establishes living park planning councils to develop state living park master plans to ensure the living park achieves its purpose and goals; establishes 2-year moratorium on evictions of residents of Kahana valley state park. (HB1552 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 15 on 07-15-09. WOOLEY WTL, WAM
HB1600 HD1 SD1
Common Paymaster For Related Persons; General Excise Tax Exemption
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Exempts from the general excise tax, amounts received by a common paymaster to pay employees of two or more related businesses, on behalf of the related businesses, where the applicable relationship is defined under Section 267(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Effective 7/1/90. (SD1)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 3:00pm in conference room 309. SAY WAM
HB1605 HD1 SD1
Counties; Retail Sales Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Authorizes each county to establish a retail sales tax on sales of tangible personal property. (SD1)
(H ) 4/28/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-30-09 2:50pm in conference room 309. SAY WAM
HB1611 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fish; Meat; Labeling
RELATING TO LABELING OF MEAT AND FISH PRODUCTS.
Requires gas-treated fish and meat to be labeled as such. Requires the Department of Agriculture to post labeling requirements on its website. (HB1611 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2009 - Vetoed on 07-06-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 793). SAY (BR) WTL, CPN
HB1627 HD2 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Carbon Diversion Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Diversion Inc., for development of non-fossil fuel energy production. (HB1627 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 112, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 729). EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, Nakashima ENE, WAM
HB1628 HD1 SD2 CD1
Energy; BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, establish a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities. (HB1628 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 110, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 727). EVANS, HANOHANO, Herkes, Nakashima ENE, WAM
HB1642 HD1 SD2
Purchases of Health and Human Services; Request for Proposals
RELATING TO THE PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Specifies that proposals for purchases of health and human services must be submitted by duly licensed providers, unless statutes do not require the business to be licensed to provide the service being bid on. Requires the proposal to be an amount not exceeding the contract amount to be expended by the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ige, Chun Oakland, Taniguchi; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Slom. SHIMABUKURO, HANOHANO, NISHIMOTO, YAMANE, Belatti, Cabanilla, Carroll, Choy HLT/HUS, FIN  SB1191
HB1663 HD1 SD2
Genetically Engineered Taro; Prohibition
RELATING TO TARO SECURITY.
Prohibits the development, testing, propagation, release, importation, planting, or growing of genetically engineered Hawaiian taro in the State of Hawaii. Non-Hawaiian taro shall not be genetically engineered outside an enclosed laboratory or inside an enclosed laboratory unless access is restricted to the general public, and shall not be tested, propogated, planted, or grown outside an enclosed structure or inside an enclosed structure unless access is restricted to the general public. (SD2)
(H ) 4/17/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 709). CARROLL, BELATTI, HANOHANO, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORITA, SHIMABUKURO, Aquino, Awana, Brower, Coffman, C. Lee, Saiki ENE
HB1665 HD1 SD2
Government-owned Hawaiian Fishponds; Prohibition on Sale
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
Prohibits the sale of public lands on which government-owned Hawaiian fishponds are located. Effective 1/1/90. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:15pm in conference room 224. HANOHANO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, EVANS, HAR, C. LEE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORITA, SHIMABUKURO, WARD, Carroll, Coffman, Saiki, Wooley HAW, WLO, FIN
HB1676 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Works; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Prevailing Wages
RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.
Requires that the collective bargaining agreement be submitted to the director of labor and industrial relations in order for the terms in the agreement to dictate the prevailing wages with regard to a project financed through the issuance of a special purpose revenue bond. Effective 07/01/2009. (HB1676 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 16 on 07-15-09. B. OSHIRO LBR, WAM
HB1678 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; LifeGrid Solutions, LLC
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for LifeGrid Solutions, LLC, for the development of non-fossil fuel energy production. (HB1678 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 109, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 726). B. OSHIRO, CHONG, MORITA, SAY, YAMASHITA ENE, WAM
HB1686 HD2 SD1
Charter Schools; Funding
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Clarifies the functions, duties, and roles of the charter school review panel in the administration and operation of charter schools, and improves fiscal and budgetary accountability. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)
(H ) 4/27/2009 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Wednesday 04-29-09 9:05am in conference room 329. TAKUMI EDH, WAM
HB1692 HD2 SD2 CD1
Low-income Housing; Rental Leases
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to: establish, beginning July 1, 2009, a pilot project in a state low-income housing project stipulating that no tenant in occupancy as of July 1, 2009 shall rent, lease, or occupy any dwelling unit for more than five consecutive years; and no new tenant shall rent, lease, or occupy any dwelling unit for more than seven consecutive years; exempt persons fifty-five years of age and older, persons with a mental or physical disability, or persons retired for medical reasons; allow family members and medically necessary personal care attendants to reside with persons exempt from the provisions; develop recommendations for a transition plan; establish a working group; report on the status of the pilot project to the 2010 and 2011 legislatures. (HB1692 CD1)
(H ) 7/13/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 495). CABANILLA EDH, WAM
HB1696 HD2 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Rental Industry
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Replaces "collision damage waiver" with "damage waiver" in the motor vehicle rental industry law. Repeals requirement to place notices of certain vehicle laws in each rental vehicle and repeals power of DCCA to prescribe form of signs to be posted at rental sites. Repeals requirement to submit collision damage waiver statistics to DCCA but requires rental car companies to maintain damage waiver statistics for three years and provide statistics to DCCA upon request. Effective 07/01/2009. (HB1696 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 148, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 765). SOUKI TIA, CPN
HB1712 HD2 SD2
Ocean Resources; Fishing Rules; Opihi; Uhu; Goatfish; Bag Limits
RELATING TO FISHING.
Requires DLNR to consider relevant data to support the adoption of rules to regulate the taking of uhu, weke/moana kali, and ulua/papio, and develop a monitoring and evaluation program to determine the effectiveness of rules adopted and the effects of specified habitat threats on the regulated fish. Establishes a five year moratorium on the harvesting of opihi on Oahu, and a ban on taking or harvesting opihi statewide, subject to open and closed seasons, bag limits, and the traditional rights of certain ahupuaa tenants. Establishes a fishing bag limit and size restrictions for Maui for uhu and goatfish. Effective date is 7/1/46. (SD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:00pm in conference room 224. ITO WTL, WAM
HB1713 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hazard Mitigation; Private Property
RELATING TO HAZARDS.
Authorizes the governor to designate state employees, when no emergency exists, to enter on private property to mitigate hazardous situations after giving the landowner and occupier notice and a reasonable opportunity to mitigate the hazardous situation without assistance of the State. May seek recovery and reimbursement of costs and expenses. Extends sunset date for Act 78, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, until June 30, 2010. (HB1713 CD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 076, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 693). WOOLEY JUD, PBS, FIN
HB1728 HD1 SD1
Administratively Established Fees; Fees and Other Assessments
RELATING TO FEES.
Removes administrative agencies' authority to establish fees and replaces administratively established fees with statutory fees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 714). SAY JGO, WAM
HB1739 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Tax Preparers; Tax Administration; Penalty and Enforcement; Conformity
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Deters tax fraud and conforms Hawaii tax law to the Internal Revenue Code for tax preparers and tax return accuracy-related issues, promotes expedited tax appeals, authorizes the Department of Taxation to adopt temporary rules, and clarifies taxpayer rights with respect to tax appeals. (HB1739 CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Act 166, on 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 468). SAY, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1741 HD1 SD1 CD1
Conveyance Tax; Distribution
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
Temporarily reduces the distribution of portions of the Conveyance Tax transferred to the Rental Housing Trust Fund and the Natural Area Reserve Fund. Increases the conveyance tax rate for certain sales. (HB1741 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 059, on 5/8/2009, veto override. SAY WAM
HB1744 HD1 SD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Counties Surcharge
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Authorizes each county, by ordinance, to impose a surcharge on transient accommodations tax, not to exceed 5%. Repeals section 237D-6.5(b)(3), Hawaii Revised Statutes, that distributes transient accommodations tax proceeds to counties. Effective date 7/1/2046. (SD1)
(H ) 4/28/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 309. SAY WAM
HB1747 HD1 SD1 CD1
Income Tax Rates
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the income tax for high income brackets. Repeals the increases on 12/31/15. Increases the standard deduction and allowable personal exemption amounts. (HB1747 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 060, on 5/8/2009, veto override. SAY WAM
HB1763 HD2 SD1
HTA Repeal; Department of Tourism Establishment
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Repeals the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Establishes the Department of Tourism. Transfers the Convention Center Enterprise Special Fund, Tourism Special Fund, and Tourism Emergency Trust Fund to the Department of Tourism. Renames the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Department of Business and Economic Development. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2009 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 05-01-09 10:00am in conference room 423. MANAHAN, AWANA, BERTRAM, CARROLL, HANOHANO, HERKES, M. LEE, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, SHIMABUKURO, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, Aquino, Belatti, Cabanilla, Chong, Choy, Evans, Har, Karamatsu, Keith-Agaran, McKelvey, Nishimoto, M. Oshiro, Rhoads, Saiki, Yamashita TSM, WAM
HB1766 HD2 SD3
Small Boat Harbors; Commercial Vessels; Development
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Permits commercial permits in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; limits small boat harbor fees to be used only in the small boat harbor where the fees were collected; directs the department of land and natural resources to provide a request for proposal for a public-private partnership to develop a portion of Ala Wai small boat harbor; permits commercial use permits to be issued for vessels assigned moorings in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; and provides for future mooring fees to be established by appraisal. Effective 7/1/46. (SD3)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 4:30PM in conference room 224. TOKIOKA, HAR, ITO, SAGUM, Ching, Coffman, Herkes WTL, WAM
HB1776 HD1 SD1 CD1
Welfare; Inmates; Reports to Department of Human Services
RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to provide the Department of Human Services (DHS) with a monthly report listing newly admitted inmates. Requires DHS to identify the status of each inmate on the monthly list with respect to the inmate's current receipt of public assistance. (HB1776 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 188, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 545). AWANA, CABANILLA, CHONG, HANOHANO, M. LEE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TAKAI, Bertram, Carroll, Chang, Coffman, Evans, Herkes, Ito, Keith-Agaran, Magaoay, McKelvey, Nakashima, B. Oshiro, Sagum, Saiki, Souki, Tokioka, Tsuji PSM/HMS, WAM
HB1782 HD2 SD2
Health Information Exchange Task Force; Health Information Technology
RELATING TO HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE.
Creates an office of the state coordinator of health information technology and a health information exchange task force to assist in developing a health information exchange program. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 2:30pm in conference room 229. KARAMATSU HTH, WAM
HB1807 HD1 SD2 CD1
Water Quality
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.
Authorizes the Director of Health to use federal moneys from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and other applicable federal acts to fund drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs. Establishes exempt positions entitled total maximum daily load coordinators. (HB1807 CD1)
(H ) 6/8/2009 - Act 098, on 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 396). MORITA ENE/TIA, WAM
HB1809 HD2 SD1 CD1
Recycling; Televisions
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Establishes a television recycling program in the state as a new part in chapter 339D, HRS. Revises the provisions applicable to violations regarding electronic devices to incorporate the new part into chapter 339D. Amends the title of chapter 339D to "Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act". Makes clarifying amendments to chapter 339D, HRS. Deletes the annual sales of specialized computers provision for manufacturers of electronic devices. Prohibits television manufacturers and electronic device manufacturers from charging owners a fee to recycle televisions and electronic devices under certain circumstances. Requires that television manufacturers and electronic device manufacturers and their agents be responsible for following regulations and for adopting environmentally sound recycling programs. Requires recycling programs for electronic devices to be fully implemented and operational no later than January 1, 2010. (CD1
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 183, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 540). MORITA, BROWER, CARROLL, CHING, COFFMAN, EVANS, HERKES, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, Cabanilla, Tsuji, Yamashita EEP/EBM, JUD, FIN
HB1831 HD2 SD2
Military Liaison Trust Fund; Nonprofit Entity
RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.
Creates the military liaison trust fund within a nonprofit entity to support the nonprofit entity's duties as the state liaison in matters relating to the military. Requires adjutant general, with the governor's concurrence, to select the nonprofit entity. Effective July 1, 2077. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 05-01-09 at 4:30pm in Conference Room 423. CHONG, MCKELVEY, Choy PSM, WAM