Hawaii State Legislature
2011 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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HB4 HD2 SD2 CD1
Education; Military Children
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
Makes permanent the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. Deletes the definition of "test period". Deletes provisions relating to the furnishing of unofficial education records and the principal's determination of available space. Clarifies military representation on the state council on educational opportunity for military children within BOE. Effective June 30, 2011. (HB4 CD1)
(S ) 6/9/2011 - Act 082, 6/3/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). TAKAI, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, SOUKI, Aquino, Chang, Riviere EDN, PBM, FIN  SB813
HB44 HD1 SD1 CD1
Prostitution; Solicitation
RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
Makes it a misdemeanor to offer or agree to pay a fee to another person to engage in sexual conduct within seven hundred fifty feet of a school or public park. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB44 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 074, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). RHOADS JDL  SB1205
HB49 HD1 SD1
Disposition of Body; Armed Forces Services Members
RELATING TO ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEMBERS.
Recognizes the federally prescribed DD Form 93, or its successor form, as an acceptable method of determining the person authorized to direct disposition of an armed forces service member's remains. (SD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 071, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). TAKAI, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, PINE, RIVIERE, WOOLEY, Aquino, Chang, Souki PGM, JDL  SB885
HB56 HD2 SD2 CD1
Child Custody; Grandparent Visitation
RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Permits family court to award reasonable visitation to grandparents if the denial of visitation would cause significant harm to the child. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that visitation decisions made by a parent are in the best interests of the child. Presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence. Identifies factors the court shall consider in awarding visitation. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB56 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1340). TAKAI, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, HANOHANO, ITO, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, PINE, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima, Rhoads, Saiki, Souki HMS, JDL  SB969
HB70 HD2 SD1
Homeless; Return-to-Home Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.
Establishes the return-to-home program to assist eligible homeless individuals return to their home state if there is a support network available and the support network is able to receive them. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(S ) 4/29/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 4:30PM in conference room 229. CABANILLA HSG, HUS, FIN
HB79 HD1 SD1
Revolving and Trust Funds
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Repeals, terminates, or closes certain revolving and trust funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 3:00PM in conference room 309. CHOY, AQUINO, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE WAM
HB117 HD2 SD2 CD1
Special Management Areas; Permits; Development
RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.
Expedites and facilitates work on construction projects within Special Management Areas. Amends other laws pertaining to Special Management Areas. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB117 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 153, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1256). MCKELVEY, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Chong, Choy, Cullen, Evans, Hashem, Ito, Say, Souki, Tokioka, Tsuji WLH/ENE
HB121 HD1 SD1
Civil Air Patrol; Funding; Appropriation
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CIVIL AIR PATROL.
Makes appropriations for the operational expenses of the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 2:30PM in conference room 312. MCKELVEY, AWANA, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, ITO, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TAKAI, Cabanilla, Souki, Yamashita PGM, WAM
HB122 HD1 SD2
Renewable Energy; Subdivision Requirements; Exemption
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Extends the repeal date of Act 173 (2009), which exempts renewable energy projects from subdivision requirements on State agricultural or conservation lands from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2020. Clarifies that wind energy projects are included in the exemption. Makes conforming amendments to section 201N-13, HRS. (SD2)
(S ) 7/11/2011 - Act 201, 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305). MCKELVEY, MORITA ENE/WLH, AGL
HB129 HD2 SD2
Perinatal Care; Appropriation
RELATING TO PERINATAL CARE.
Appropriates funds for the continued operation of the Path Clinic and the services it provides. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. M. LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, HANOHANO, ICHIYAMA, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA, PINE, THIELEN, WOOLEY HTH, WAM
HB130 HD1 SD1
Community-based Reintegration Program
RELATING TO COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION.
Requires the department of public safety to determine the number of incarcerated women who are eligible for reintegration into the community and contract with providers of gender-responsive community services to assist incarcerated women in successfully transitioning back into the community. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 2:30PM in conference room 312. HANOHANO, AWANA, BELATTI, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, M. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA PGM, WAM
HB141 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Penal Code; Labor Trafficking
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.
Establishes class A and B felonies for labor trafficking offenses, a nonpayment of wages offense, and an unlawful conduct with respect to documents offense. Establishes provisions related to prosecution of the offenses. Requires the Attorney General to report on labor trafficking provisions. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB141 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 146, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1249). HANOHANO JUD, LAB
HB159 HD1 SD2
Charter Schools; Facilities Funding Formula; Governance; Accountability
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Raises the percentage of the annual charter school fund allocation that the charter school administrative office may withhold for operational expenses from two per cent to five per cent; provided that the charter school administrative office report annually to the legislature on the use of these funds. Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the charter school review panel and local school boards. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/27/2011 - The conference committee deferred the measure. M. OSHIRO EDU, WAM  SB1174
HB160 HD2 SD2
Kupuna Care; Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Appropriation
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH.
Appropriates funds for the kupuna care program. Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to maintain funding levels of programs for public health, safety, welfare, and education. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. MIZUNO HLT, HUS, FIN
HB169 HD2 SD2
Employment Security
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Establishes a temporary total unemployment rate trigger pursuant to P.L. No. 111-5. Appropriates an unspecified amount for an automated extended benefit claims system. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. RHOADS JDL, WAM  SB1038
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 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. (HB200 CD1)
(H ) 6/23/2011 - Act 164, on 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). SAY (BR) WAM
HB227 HD2 SD2 CD1
Trespass; Unimproved or Unused Land
RELATING TO TRESPASS.
Makes entering or remaining unlawfully on unimproved or unused agricultural lands without permission an offense of criminal trespass in the second degree if the lands are fenced, enclosed, or secured, or a sign is displayed. Establishes limited liability of agricultural land owners for any injury, death, loss, or damage suffered by a trespasser. Adds definitions of "agricultural land", "fallow", "owner", "trespasser", and "unimproved or unused lands". Effective July 1, 2011. (HB227 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 208, on 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312). KEITH-AGARAN WLO, AGR, JUD  SB24
HB235 HD2 SD2
Sustainable Business Limited Liability Companies
RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.
Establish a new chapter in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to authorize the creation of and establish policies and procedures for the governance of sustainable business limited liability companies. Effective July 1, 2112. (SD2)
(S ) 4/20/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-11 1:30PM in conference room 423. M. OSHIRO, MCKELVEY ERB, CPC, FIN
HB240 SD1 CD1
Promoting Prostitution; Witness Security and Protection
RELATING TO PROMOTING PROSTITUTION.
Makes various amendments regarding prostitution offenses. Amends section 28-101, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to give the "greatest priority" to cases involving promoting prostitution, when the attorney general is determining whether to fund or provide for witness security and protection. Increases the grade of offense for promoting prostitution in the first and second degree to a class A and B felony, respectively. Amends the elements of promoting prostitution in the second degree to include acts in violation of the offense of promoting prostitution in the third degree. Repeals the offense of promoting prostitution in the third degree. Expands the offenses of prostitution and solicitation of prostitution to cover patrons of prostitution. Makes the offense of habitual solicitation of prostitution a class C felony, and applies the law to those who habitually patronize prostitutes. Removes the sunset date of Act 192, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB240 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 145, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1248). SAY (BR) JDL
HB243 HD1 SD1 CD1
Animal Cruelty; Feral Cats; Stray Dogs; Unsterilized
RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
Prohibits pet retailers from selling unsterilized cats and unsterilized dogs. Effective January 1, 2012. (HB243 CD1)
(H ) 5/4/2011 - Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 694). SAY (BR) JDL
HB257 HD2 SD1
Campaign Finance
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Provides regulation of automated phone calls, changes report filing deadlines, provides a cap on the price of fundraiser tickets that may be purchased with campaign funds, and applies notice and disclaimer requirements to an advertisement that is not paid for by an independent party. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. SAY (BR) JDL
HB270 SD1
Counties; Easements
RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.
Eliminates the public auction requirement for the disposition of easements on county property for a specific purpose. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2011 - Act 046, on 5/5/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). SAY (BR) PGM/WLH, WAM
HB273 HD1 SD1
Tobacco Products; Tax
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Imposes an excise tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes, little cigars, and large cigars. Imposes an excise tax on bulk and small quantity purchases of tobacco products and cigars.  Requires a portion of the tax to be expended for tobacco prevention programs and services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). YAMANE HLT, FIN  SB233
HB277 HD2 SD2
Military Affairs Liaison Trust Fund; Appropriation
RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.
Establishes the Military Affairs Liaison Trust Fund as a separate fund of a nonprofit corporation, to support the nonprofit corporation in its duties as the state liaison in matters relating to the military. Appropriates funds for the trust fund. Effective 7/1/30. (SD2)
(S ) 4/26/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-11 2:30PM in conference room 312. CHONG, CHANG, CULLEN, HAR, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, ITO, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA PGM, WAM
HB298 HD1 SD1
Court Interpreters; Parking Violation
RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.
Exempts court interpreters who appear at the request of the circuit court, family court, or district court from parking violations for expired meters. (SD1)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Act 042, on 5/4/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1142). SAY (BR) JDL
HB299 HD1 SD1
Court of Appeals; Time Period for Filing Application for Writ of Certiorari
RELATING TO COURTS OF APPEAL.
Shortens the time period for filing an application for writ of certiorari with the supreme court from 90 to 30 days, but permits an extension upon written request of up to 30 additional days. Effective January 1, 2012. (SD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 077, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). SAY (BR) JDL
HB300 HD2 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds for the judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2011, and ending on June 30, 2013. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB300 CD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 061, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM
HB301 SD1 CD1
Judiciary Computer System Special Fund; Fees
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY COMPUTER SYSTEM SPECIAL FUND.
Directs into the Judiciary Computer System Special Fund fees collected for electronic document certification, electronic copies of documents, and for providing bulk access to electronic court records and compilations of data. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB301 CD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 060, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163). SAY (BR) EDT/JDL, WAM
HB306 HD1 SD2
Estate and Transfer Tax; Enterprise Zones
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the method of computing the estate and transfer tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, and the estate tax for noncitizens. Amends the definition of "eligible business activity" in the State's enterprise zone program to include production of certain electric power from renewable energy, and owning, controlling, operating, or managing a seawater air conditioning district cooling project. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(S ) 4/25/2011 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 671). M. OSHIRO EDT, WAM
HB318 HD2 SD2
Health; Civil Defense; Agriculture; Vog
RELATING TO VOG.
Establishes a interagency task force on vog to discuss the impact of vog on the people of Hawaii and find ways to address these issues. (SD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 229, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1333). HERKES, HANOHANO PGM, WAM
HB319 HD1 SD1 CD1
Contractors; Owner-Builders
RELATING TO OWNER-BUILDERS.
Clarifies that an owner with an open permit may be exempt, upon a showing of hardship, from the prohibition on sale of lease of a property constructed or improved under an owner-builder exemption within one year of the construction or improvement. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB319 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 115, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218). HERKES CPN
HB320 HD2 SD1
Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons; Broker Price Opinion
RELATING TO BROKER PRICE OPINIONS.
Exempts a real estate licensee who provides an opinion as to the estimated price of real estate from the requirement for licensure as an appraiser subject to certain conditions. (SD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 212, on 7/11/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1316). HERKES (BR) CPN
HB324 HD2 SD2
South Kona Wilderness Area; West Oahu Historical District
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Part I establishes the South Kona Wilderness Area to be administered by DLNR; part II authorizes the Legislature to designate a contiguous geographical area in the State as a historical district, and establishes the Pearl Harbor-Honouliuli historical district. Effective 7/1/2030 and Part I repealed on 6/30/2032. (SD2)
(S ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 584). HERKES EDT/WLH, WAM
HB326 HD1 SD2
QUEST Telehealth Services; Hawaii Patient Centered Health Home Pilot Program; Hawaii Medicaid Modernization and Innovation Council
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Provides for telehealth services coverage for medicaid and QUEST patients using Kona hospital's medical van program. Establishes the Hawaii patient centered health home pilot program. Establishes the Hawaii medicaid modernization and innovation council to design and implement the program. Council ceases to exist on 6/30/13. Effective 07/01/2117 and repeals 06/30/2013. (SD2)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). HERKES HMS, WAM
HB331 HD2 SD2 CD1
Public Lands; Leases; Wildlife; Public Land Development Corporation
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Allows the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend the fixed rental period or term of certain leases; provided that the aggregate of the initial term and any extension granted does not exceed sixty-five years. (HB331 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 207, on 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1311). CHANG, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, ITO, NAKASHIMA, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, Morikawa WLH/WAM  SB246
HB338 HD2 SD1
Board of Education; Appointment; Student Member
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Sets the terms and conditions of a student voting member on an appointed Board of Education. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 1:30PM in conference room 329. TAKUMI, BELATTI, EVANS, ITO, MIZUNO, M. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA EDU
HB354 HD1 SD2
Tax Appeals; Small Claims
RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.
Prohibits discovery and limits the award of costs and fees in controversies involving small claim tax appeals. (SD2)
(H ) 4/21/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-11 2:30PM in conference room 325. MCKELVEY JUD, FIN
HB377 HD2 SD2
Public Lands; Hawaiian Fishponds; Coconut Island
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Part I provides state lease preferences for the reconstruction, restoration, repair, or use of Hawaiian fishponds. Part II authorizes exemptions from state and county permits for the Hawaii marine laboratory refuge for the repair and maintenance of its facilities on the island of Moku-o-loe (Coconut island). Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/27/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-11 2:00PM in conference room 224. NAKASHIMA, Keith-Agaran HWN/WLH, JDL
HB381 HD1 SD1
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes for the purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Act 043, on 5/4/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143). SAY (BR) JDL
HB382 HD2 SD2
Auditor; Powers and Duties; Tax Returns
RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.
Grants explicit authority to the Auditor to inspect the documents and financial affairs of the Department of Taxation. Requires the Auditor to implement internal policies to protect confidentiality of private personal information contained in tax returns. Provides penalty provisions applicable to the Auditor or Auditor's agent for disclosure of tax information. (SD2)
(S ) 5/5/2011 - Vetoed on 05-05-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM
HB389 HD3 SD2
Land Use; Heeia Community Development District
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Establishes the Heeia community development district in Koolaupoko, Oahu. (SD2)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 210, on 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314). CHANG WLH, WAM
HB393 HD2 SD2
Judicial Sentencing; Penal Code; Manslaughter; Negligent Homicide
RELATING TO CRIME.
Establishes a procedure that allows certain DUI offenders whose privilege to drive was suspended or revoked prior to the effective date of the ignition interlock law to obtain an ignition interlock permit or permit to drive their employers' vehicles, subject to restrictions and limitations. Amends the driver's license revocation provision to require a maximum license revocation period of up to ten years upon conviction of a driver for manslaughter involving the operation of a vehicle. Gives discretion to the courts to revoke the license of any driver for up to five years upon a conviction of a driver of negligent homicide in the first degree or negligent homicide in the second degree. Allows up to two years of imprisonment when a convicted defendant is sentenced to probation for manslaughter. Clarifies that probation is an applicable sentence for manslaughter. Effective July 1, 2051. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-11 1:30PM in conference room 225. SOUKI, CARROLL, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA TIA, JDL
HB397 HD2 SD2
Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Lands Controlled by the State
RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Requires more specificity in all concurrent resolutions for the review of proposed exchanges, sales, or gifts of state land, including whether the land was classed as government or crown lands prior to August 15, 1895. Requires that a draft copy of the concurrent resolution be submitted to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs at least three months prior to the appropriate legislative session. (SD2)
(H ) 7/1/2011 - Act 169, on 6/27/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1273). SAY (BR) HWN/WLH/JDL, WAM
HB404 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PALOLO CHINESE HOME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Palolo Chinese Home in financing the capital costs related to the expansion, construction, and rebuilding of its health care facilities. Effective July 1, 2011. (SD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 058, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161). SAY HMS, WAM
HB423 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Carbon Bio-Engineers, Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Bio-Engineers, Inc., for development of non-fossil fuel energy production. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB423 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2011 - Act 088, on 6/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). MORITA ENE, WAM
HB424 SD1
Environmental Impact Statements; Exceptions
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Extends the sunset date for EIS exceptions for certain primary actions from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013. Report to legislature by office of environmental quality control on Act 87, SLH 2009. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2011 - Act 045, on 5/5/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). MORITA TIA, ENE
HB439 HD1 SD1
Evidence; Presumptions
RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
Extends evidentiary presumptions regarding publications and legal opinions to those posted to government websites. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2011 - Act 047, on 5/5/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). KEITH-AGARAN, BELATTI, MCKELVEY, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Souki JDL
HB467 HD2 SD1
Employment Practices; Whistleblowers' Protection
RELATING TO WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION.
Provides additional protection to public employees who report violations of the law or government contracts. Expands the department of labor and industrial relations' responsibilities regarding whistleblowers. (SD1)
(H ) 7/1/2011 - Act 166, on 6/27/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270). WOOLEY JDL
HB484 SD2 CD1
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Hospitals
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
Requires hospitals to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice within the full scope of allowable practice, including as a primary care provider. Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority to request, receive, and dispense samples of over the counter and non-controlled legend drugs. (HB484 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 110, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213). M. LEE, BELATTI, CABANILLA, HERKES, MORITA, YAMANE HTH, CPN  SB38
HB491 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Division; Accreditation
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to pursue and obtain accreditation for the sheriff division from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (HB491 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 111, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214). AWANA, FONTAINE, Aquino PGM, WAM
HB492 HD2 SD2
Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Division
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Addresses the operational deficiencies of the sheriff division of the department of public safety that were highlighted in the auditor's audit of the division. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 2:30PM in conference room 312. AWANA, FONTAINE, Aquino PGM, WAM
HB496 SD2
Lake Wilson; Water Quality; Pilot Project; Appropriation
RELATING TO LAKE WILSON.
Establishes a pilot project within the department of land and natural resources to demonstrate the effectiveness of phytoremediation using plants that are native to Hawaii to remove pollutants and improve water clarity in Lake Wilson; appropriates funds for the project. Effective 07/01/2117 (SD2)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). M. OSHIRO WLH/ENE, WAM
HB505 HD2 SD2
Flood Mitigation; Appropriation
RELATING TO FLOOD MITIGATION.
Appropriates funds for flood mitigation on various recurring flooded areas of the State due to heavy rains. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/21/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Monday 04-25-11 1:30PM in conference room 225. AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CHONG, HAR, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Chang, Evans, Hanohano, Johanson, Marumoto, Mizuno, B. Oshiro, Say TIA/PGM, WAM
HB519 HD1 SD2
Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Excludes services performed by an individual who is a member of a limited liability company or a partner of a limited liability partnership who has a distributional interest in the company or partnership of at least fifty per cent, a partner of a partnership, and a sole proprietor from the definition of "employment" under the workers' compensation law. (SD2)
(H ) 7/8/2011 - Act 196, on 7/7/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). YAMASHITA, CHONG, CHOY, HAR, HASHEM, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE JDL, WAM
HB526 HD1 SD2
High Technology Park; Appropriation
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism and the high technology development corporation to plan for a high technology park or technology incubator facility on Oahu. Requires DBEDT to submit preliminary and final reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:30AM in conference room 423. YAMASHITA, CHANG, CHONG, HAR, HASHEM, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI EDT, WAM
HB545 HD1 SD1 CD1
Online Voter Registration
RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
Requires electronic voter registration on the website of the office of elections by January 1, 2014. Establishes requirements for online voter registration, including identification and affidavits. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB545 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1341). B. OSHIRO, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKIOKA JDL
HB546 SD1
Civil Rights; Nondiscrimination; Gender Identity
RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression as a public policy matter and specifically with regard to employment. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2011 - Act 034, 5/2/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1134). B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, YAMASHITA, Keith-Agaran JDL
HB550 HD1 SD1
Television; Reviews; Audits
RELATING TO TELEVISION.
Directs the auditor to analyze the allocation of cable operator franchise fees to certain cable operators; to review past audits and reports of financial, technical, and operational condition and ownership of ‘Olelo Community Television; and to submit findings and recommendations to the 2012 legislature. (SD1)
(S ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 584). TOKIOKA, CHONG, SAY, Har, B. Oshiro CPC, LMG, FIN
HB555 HD1 SD1 CD1
Graffiti; Sentencing
RELATING TO GRAFFITI.
Requires a person convicted of criminal property damage by graffiti to remove graffiti from property within two hundred fifty yards of the site of the offense, if the property owner consents and the act of removal does not endanger the person or others nor inconvenience the public. Allows the court to require the person to perform one hundred hours of community service in lieu of removing the graffiti, if the government agency supervising the removal does not have the resources to ensure the person's compliance with removing the graffiti. (HB555 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 156, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1259). AQUINO, CABANILLA, CHOY, CULLEN, HANOHANO, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, YAMASHITA, Chong, Nakashima, Souki JDL
HB563 HD1 SD1
Ethanol Facility Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Prohibits the ethanol facility tax credit from being claimed prior to January 1, 2014. Amends the conditions for eligibility to claim the tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 3:15PM in conference room 225. CHONG, M. LEE, B. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA ENE/WAM
HB569 HD1 SD2
Medicaid; Pilot Program; Task Force; Appropriation
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
Creates a wellness pilot program within medicaid; appropriates funds. Establishes a joint legislative task force to examine issues relating to medicaid. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. CHONG, HAR, B. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA, M. Lee HMS/HTH, WAM
HB575 HD1 SD2
Salaries; Legislature; Judiciary; Executive
RELATING TO SALARIES.
Extends the 5% legislative, executive, and judicial salary decreases from 06/30/11 to 12/31/13. (SD2)
(H ) 5/26/2011 - Act 057, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). CULLEN, AQUINO, HASHEM, MANAHAN, M. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMANE, Ichiyama LAB, FIN
HB593 HD1 SD1 CD1
Nomination Papers; Candidates for County Elective Office
RELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.
Requires candidates for county elective office to submit a sworn certification by self-subscribing oath that the candidate has complied with the relevant provisions of the applicable county charter and county ordinances. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB593 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 157, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260). SAY (BR) JDL
HB594 HD2 SD2
Disproportionate Share Hospital Funds; Medicaid; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates unspecified funds to the department of human services to match the federal Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allowance allocated to the State. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(S ) 4/29/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 5:00PM in conference room 229. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, Chong, Tsuji, Yamashita HMS, WAM  SB785
HB596 HD1 SD1
Health; Medicaid Eligibility; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates presumptive medicaid eligibility for waitlisted patients. Requires DHS to conduct a study on a computerized medicaid applications system. Appropriates funds for reimbursement of certain services. Repeals July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 11:00am in conference room 229. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, Tsuji, Yamashita HMS, WAM  SB788
HB597 HD1 SD1 CD1
Quality Assurance Committee; Health Care; Peer Review Protections
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Expands definition of "quality assurance committee" to include interdisciplinary quality assurance committees composed of members from various health care organizations. (HB597 CD1)
(H ) 7/5/2011 - Act 176, on 7/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Chong, Tsuji HTH, JDL
HB605 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fire Protection; Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette Program Special Fund
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Establishes a reduced ignition propensity cigarette program special fund for the state fire council to administer and provide staff for the reduced ignition propensity cigarette program. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB605 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2011 - Act 189, on 7/5/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1293). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, Chong, Tokioka, Tsuji PGM, WAM
HB608 HD3 SD1
Kidney; Liver; Transplants; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds, subject to dollar-for-dollar private matching funds, to be expended by the Department of Health to support ongoing services provided by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-certified kidney and liver transplant provider in Hawaii, and to support a federally-recognized chronic kidney disease management program. Effective July 1, 2040. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. YAMANE HTH, WAM
HB614 HD2 SD1
Healthy Start; Home Visitation; Department of Health; Appropriation
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes a hospital-based screening and assessment and intensive home visitation program within the Department of Health. Appropriates funds from the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund for hospital-based screening and assessment and intensive home visitation services. Appropriates Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds for intensive home visitation services. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. YAMANE, AWANA, MIZUNO, Fontaine HTH/HMS/WAM  SB925
HB616 HD2 SD2 CD1
Child Custody and Visitation; Electronic Communication
RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.
Clarifies that awards of visitation rights may include visitation by electronic communication. Establishes additional factors for the court to consider and authorizes courts to set conditions in awarding such visitation. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB616 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2011 - Act 191, on 7/6/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1295). EVANS HMS, JDL
HB638 HD1 SD1
Instant Runoff Voting; Elections
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Provides for instant runoff voting for all elections in which no primary election is held; authorizes the chief election officer or the county clerk to use the instant runoff voting method in special elections that would normally require a separate runoff election if no candidate received a majority of votes. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)
(H ) 4/26/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-11 8:30PM in conference room 325. BELATTI, CABANILLA, CARROLL, LUKE, MORITA JDL  SB667
HB640 HD1 SD1
Public Agency Meetings
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Requires any final action taken in an executive meeting to be reported when the board reconvenes at the open meeting, provided that the information reported shall not be inconsistent with the purpose for which the executive meeting was convened. Effective January 7, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/21/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-26-11 2:30PM in conference room 325. BELATTI, CABANILLA, Carroll, Choy, Luke, McKelvey JDL  SB663
HB663 HD2 SD2 CD1
Contracts; Automatic Renewal Clauses
RELATING TO CONTRACTS.
Requires clear and conspicuous disclosure of automatic renewal clauses and cancellation procedures for all consumer contracts and offers with an automatic renewal provision and additional disclosure for contracts with a specified term of twelve months or more; provides exemptions. (HB663 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 139, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242). EVANS CPN, JDL
HB667 HD1 SD2 CD1
Department of Agriculture; Food Safety and Security Program
RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Creates the food safety and security program within the Department of Agriculture. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB667 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1342). EVANS ERB, AGR, FIN
HB678 HD3 SD2
Personal Information; Security Breach; Appropriation
RELATING TO INFORMATION.
Requires a government agency that maintains personal information systems to include mandatory training programs for agency personnel; requires a business that maintains personal information to implement an information security program; adds a definition of "credit reporting agency"; amends the definition of "security breach" to include inadvertent, unauthorized disclosure of unencrypted or unredacted records or data containing personal information; requires a notice of security breach to include toll-free contact telephone numbers and addresses for the major credit reporting agencies; requires a government agency to submit a written report to the information privacy and security council within twenty days after discovery of a security breach; requires the information privacy and security council to be responsible for coordinating the implementation of security breach guidelines by government agencies; includes a victim of a security breach to those residents entitled to free security freeze services; appropriates unspecified funds for the information privacy and security council for positions and security tools. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:30AM in conference room 423. ITO, AWANA, CHANG, MCKELVEY, Chong, Har, Ichiyama, M. Lee, Tsuji ERB, CPC, JUD, FIN  SB796
HB680 SD2 CD1
Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council; Repeal
RELATING TO KAKAAKO.
Repeals the requirement that the Hawaii Community Development Authority consider recommendations by the Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council in developing, accepting, and implementing any plans for the Kakaako makai area. (HB680 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 234, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1338). ITO, AWANA, CHANG, CHONG, HAR, MCKELVEY, TSUJI WLO, FIN
HB688 HD2 SD2 CD1
Keiki Caucus; Bullying
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the Board of Education to monitor compliance with Department of Education rules or statutes covering bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment and to establish reporting requirements for the Department of Education. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB688 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 214, on 7/11/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). AWANA, FONTAINE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, THIELEN, YAMANE EDU, JDL  SB919
HB716 HD1 SD1 CD1
Election Deadlines
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Establishes new election deadlines to comply with state primary election date required by federal law. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB716 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 143, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246). SAY (BR) JDL
HB739 HD2 SD1 CD1
Community Care Foster Family Homes
RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.
Requires that the primary caregiver be a certified nurse aide and the substitute caregiver be a nurse aide who has completed certain training in community care foster family homes approved for a maximum of three clients. Requires community care foster family homes to be certified and in operation for at least one year prior to being certified for a third client. Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt rules relating to various requirements, including age, continuing education, absence and presence in community care foster family homes, and work experience for primary and substitute caregivers caring for three clients in community care foster family homes. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB739 CD1)
(H ) 7/12/2011 - Act 221, on 7/11/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). MIZUNO, AWANA, CABANILLA, CULLEN, HAR, MANAHAN, PINE, TOKIOKA, Chang, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima, Say, Souki, Tsuji, Yamashita HMS
HB747 HD1 SD2 CD1
Intoxicating Liquor; Liability Insurance; Convenience Minimarts
RELATING TO LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE.
Removes definition of convenience minimarts commonly referred to as a "mom and pop store". Effective July 1, 2011. (HB747 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 138, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). EVANS JUD, CPC
HB758 HD1 SD2
Services for the Blind; Hoopono; CIP Appropriation
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND DIVISION.
Appropriates unspecified funds for the department of human services, vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind division to upgrade equipment and facilities for the Hoopono program. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/21/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-27-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. MIZUNO HMS, WAM
HB761 HD1 SD2 CD1
Intellectual Disabilities
RELATING TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.
Changes references in the Hawaii Revised Statutes by substituting "intellectual disabilities", or like term, wherever the term "mental retardation", or like term, appears. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB761 CD1)
(H ) 7/12/2011 - Act 220, on 7/11/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1324). MIZUNO, AWANA, BROWER, JORDAN, YAMANE HMS, JDL
HB773 HD1 SD1
SPRB; Saint Louis School
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Saint Louis School. (SD1)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 094, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). SAY EDU, WAM  SB1115
HB786 HD2 SD2
Solid Waste Management; Surcharge
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Increases the solid waste management surcharge. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). SAY ENE, WAM
HB793 SD1
Taxation; Exemptions; Suspension; Appropriation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Suspends from 1/1/2012, to 6/30/2015, the exemptions for certain persons and certain amounts of gross income or proceeds from the general excise and use tax and requires the payment of the tax at a rate of 4%. Appropriates funds to expedite implementation. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2011 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 671). SAY WAM
HB801 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Taxation; Subpoena Authority
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Clarifies the Department of Taxation's subpoena authority for civil and criminal tax investigations. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB801 CD1)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 101, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204). SAY JDL, WAM
HB814 HD1 SD1
Public Employment; Group Life Insurance
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
Limits the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to providing group life insurance benefits only to retired employees who retired before July 1, 2011. Maintains the flat dollar contribution for the group life benefit of retired employees and repeals the annual adjustment. Repeals provisions pertaining to the negotiation of group life insurance contributions for active employees. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). SAY LAB, FIN
HB828 HD2 SD1 CD1
Tax Administration; Cash Economy; Receipts and Records
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Clarifies violations of record and receipt requirements. Limits fines for violation if person is otherwise in compliance with tax laws to a level commensurate with the violation, as determined by the Department of Taxation in accordance with rules adopted under chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB828 CD1)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 102, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). CHOY EDT/JDL, WAM
HB838 HD2 SD1 CD1
Reapportionment Commission; Emergency Appropriation
RELATING TO REAPPORTIONMENT.
Makes an emergency appropriation of $664,430 for fiscal year 2010-2011 to support reapportionment and authorizes five full-time temporary positions within the Office of Elections. (HB838 CD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 059, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). SAY JDL, WAM
HB848 HD2 SD1
Related Management Entities; GET Exemption
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Exempts from the GET the amounts received by a related or indirectly related management entity managing the business of the affiliates. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 3:00PM in conference room 309. SAY FIN
HB850 HD1 SD2
Lanai; Fisheries; Resource Management; Appropriation
RELATING TO FISHING.
Designates the Lanai community-based fishery resource management area. Establishes the Lanai community-based fishery resource management area advisory committee to develop a community-based fishery resource management area program to implement traditional fishery management practices on the island of Lanai. Repeal upon adoption of rules to implement the aha kiole or aha moku management system. Effective 07/01/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 650). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM
HB855 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Pacific Power and Water Company, Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PACIFIC POWER AND WATER COMPANY, INC., IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROPOWER FACILITIES IN HAWAII.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pacific Power and Water Company, Inc. with the planning, permitting, designing, construction, equipping, and operating hydropower facilities throughout the State. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB855 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2011 - Act 087, on 6/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). SAY ENE, WAM
HB865 HD2 SD2
Inspection Fees
RELATING TO INSPECTION FEES.
Increases the fee assessed for the inspection, quarantine, and eradication of invasive species contained in any freight from 50 cents to 75 cents for every 1,000 pounds of freight or part thereof brought into the State. (SD2)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Act 036, on 5/4/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1136). TSUJI, CHOY, Chong, Manahan, Morikawa AGL, WAM
HB866 HD2 SD2 CD1
Beekeeping; Registration
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Allows beekeepers to register with the Department of Agriculture. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB866 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2011 - Act 200, 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304). TSUJI, CHONG, CHOY, HASHEM, MANAHAN, MORIKAWA AGL, WAM  SB738
HB879 HD1 SD2
Mortgage Foreclosures; Task Force
RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Authorizes a planned community association or a condominium association to pursue nonjudicial foreclosure for outstanding liens; authorizes payment plans for outstanding liens under certain conditions; allows an association to acquire a unit through credit bidding at auction; specifies notice requirements; prohibits foreclosure of certain junior liens during the pendency of foreclosure on a mortgage. (SD2)
(S ) 4/27/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-11 10:00AM in conference room 016. HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN CPN, JDL
HB889 HD2 SD2 CD1
Health Care-Associated Infection Reporting; Department of Health
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes health care-associated infection reporting requirements. (HB889 CD1)
(H ) 7/5/2011 - Act 177, on 7/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281). NISHIMOTO, BELATTI, HANOHANO, C. LEE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, WOOLEY, YAMANE, Jordan HTH, JDL
HB902 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Health Corps; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the Hawaii health corps program to provide loan repayments on behalf of eligible physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in any county having a shortage of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, with priority given to those serving in rural areas. Provides for loan repayments by the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine and the University of Hawaii at Manoa school of nursing and dental hygiene. Creates the Hawaii health corps revolving fund. Makes appropriations to support accreditation efforts and support and expand residency programs, particularly in family medicine. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA HTH/EDU, WAM  SB1170
HB905 HD1 SD1
Health and Human Services Delivery Plan; Workplace Wellness Pilot Program; Procurement
RELATING TO DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
Requires the directors of health and human services to collaborate with contracted health and human services providers to develop and update annually a health and human services delivery plan. Requires the department of health to establish a workplace wellness pilot program to support state employees in adopting and maintaining healthier lifestyles. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 229. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA HTH/HMS/WAM  SB1141
HB909 HD2 SD2 CD1
Family Court; Divorce; Restraining Order
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Authorizes family court to issue financial restraining orders, and consider the concealment of or failure to disclose income or an asset, or violation of a restraining order in ordering payment of attorney fees and costs and issuing further support orders. Effective October 1, 2011. (HB909 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 140, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243). EVANS HMS, JDL  SB1117
HB915 HD2 SD2
Taxation; Conveyance Tax
RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.
Requires the Director of Taxation to provide the administrator of each county's real property assessment division with an image of all certificates of conveyances filed with the Bureau of Conveyances within twenty-one business days after the end of each week. (SD2)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 116, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219). SOUKI, CARROLL, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Fontaine PGM, WAM
HB916 SD1
Parking for Disabled Persons; Special Account
RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account; excess funds to be transferred to the state highway fund at the end of each fiscal year. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2012. (SD1)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Recommitted to FIN with none voting no and Representative(s) Carroll, Nishimoto, Pine excused. SOUKI, YAMANE TRN, HLT, FIN
HB922 SD3
Public Land Trust Lands; 999-Year Homestead Lease; Assignment
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Allows 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to land trusts that are created for managing and holding the homestead leasehold estate for the benefit of the lessee and lessee's family members. (SD3)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Recommitted to JUD with Representative(s) Belatti, Saiki, Wooley voting no and Representative(s) Carroll, Nishimoto, Pine excused. WOOLEY, HANOHANO, Carroll HAW, WLO, JUD
HB924 HD2 SD2
Commercial Liability Insurance Policies; Construction Professionals
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Clarifies that the terms of a liability insurance policy issued to a construction professional shall be construed according to the reasonable expectations of the parties at the time that the insurance policy was issued. (SD2)
(S ) 6/9/2011 - Act 083, 6/3/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). ITO, AWANA, CHANG, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, YAMANE, Ichiyama, M. Lee, Souki CPN, JDL
HB931 SD1 CD1
Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Defines the term "regularly navigated" regarding vessels moored in small boat harbors. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB931 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 076, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). HAR, CHANG WLH  SB1379
HB945 HD2 SD1 CD1
Department of Education; Instructional Time
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Delays certain required increases and plans for increases in instructional hours pursuant to section 302A-251, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and section 4 of Act 167, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010 (Act 167). Exempts multi-track public schools from Act 167. Includes reporting requirements. (HB945 CD1)
(S ) 5/20/2011 - Act 052, 5/18/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). M. LEE EDU, WAM  SB1375
HB953 HD2 SD1
Education; Salaries; Deputy and Assistant Superintendents; Complex Area Superintendents
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Changes the salary cap for the deputy superintendent, assistant superintendents, and complex area superintendents from eighty percent of the superintendent's salary to the superintendent's salary. (SD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 132, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). TAKUMI EDU, WAM
HB960 HD1 SD2 CD1
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits; Grant Exchange Program
RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.
Establishes a program for granting low-income housing tax credit loans in lieu of low-income housing tax credits administered by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB960 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 158, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261). CHANG, CHONG, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SOUKI, TSUJI, Brower WLH, WAM  SB695
HB968 HD1 SD1
Domestic Abuse; Temporary Restraining Orders; Protective Orders
RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Allows a temporary restraining order to remain in effect for up to 180 days or until the protective order's effective date, whichever occurs first. Provides when protective orders orally stated by the court shall be effective. (SD1)
(H ) 6/9/2011 - Act 085, on 6/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, SAY, YAMANE JDL
HB983 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; Tax Credits
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Amends the Hawaii strategic development corporation provisions related to tax credits. Effective July 1, 2112. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 423. MCKELVEY, CHONG, YAMASHITA EDT, WAM
HB985 HD2 SD2 CD1
Procurement; Design-Build Contracts
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Allows construction projects to be solicited through request for proposals to use the design-build method. Authorizes the procurement officer to pay a conceptual design fee to unsuccessful offerors. Clarifies process of short-listing of offerors. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB985 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 211, on 7/11/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1315). MCKELVEY, Chong, Keith-Agaran, Souki, Yamashita PGM, WAM
HB1000 HD2 SD2 CD1
Enhanced 911 Services; Surcharge; Fund; Board
RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES.
Clarifies and updates the Enhanced 911 Services Law, Chapter 138, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1000 CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2011 - Act 168, on 6/27/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272). SAY (BR) PGM/EDT, WAM  SB1227
HB1001 HD2 SD2
Appropriations; Claims Against 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. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1228
HB1003 HD2 SD2 CD1
Penal Code; Domestic Violence Victim Protection
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
Amends certain criminal offenses to include conduct committed against domestic violence victims covered by protective orders or restraining orders. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1003 CD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 063, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). SAY (BR) HMS, JDL  SB1230
HB1004 HD1 SD1
Antitrust
RELATING TO CHAPTER 480, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Clarifies the existing antitrust law to reconfirm the right or government entities to bring an action for damages notwithstanding their status as indirect purchasers. (SD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 066, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). SAY (BR) CPN, JDL  SB1231
HB1005 HD2 SD2 CD1
Child Support Enforcement
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
Includes tribal Title IV-D agencies and foreign countries as defined under federal regulations as authorized agencies that child support services and information can be provided to and received from. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1005 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 079, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). SAY (BR) HMS, JDL  SB1232
HB1009 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Fingerprint Retention
RELATING TO FINGERPRINT RETENTION BY HAWAII CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER.
Allows the State to retain fingerprints of employment and licensing applicants for whom criminal history record checks are authorized statutorily so that the State can implement a statewide "Rap Back" program. (SD2)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 117, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1236
HB1012 HD1 SD2
Appropriations; Department of the Attorney General; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Appropriates an unspecified sum to the Department of the Attorney General for operating expenses of state law enforcement agencies relating to the planning and operation of security services and activities for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2022. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 325. SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1239
HB1019 HD1 SD2
Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax; Energy Security Special Fund; Agricultural Development Special Fund; Climate Change Task Force ($)
RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
Authorizes the revision of allocation from the Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax. Extends the existence of the Climate Change Task Force until 6/30/13. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). SAY (BR) ENE/AGL, WAM  SB1246
HB1020 HD2 SD2 CD1
Aloha Tower Development Corporation; DOT; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Revises the boundaries of the Aloha Tower complex. Reduces the board of directors of the Aloha Tower Development Corporation (ATDC) from seven to three members. Places ATDC under the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. Repeals the Harbors Modernization Group. Lapses the balance of Aloha Tower Fund to the Harbor Special Fund. Effective
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 152, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM  SB1247
HB1036 HD1 SD2
Employees' Retirement System; Qualified Military Service Benefits; Required Distributions
RELATING TO FEDERAL TAX QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Adopts language, regarding death benefits for ERS members on qualified military service, required to maintain the tax-qualified status of the ERS; and adopts provisions for the commencement of benefits required to maintain the tax qualified status of the ERS. (SD2)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 096, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199). SAY (BR) PGM/JDL, WAM  SB1263
HB1038 HD2 SD2
Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Makes various revisions to the employees' retirement system. (SD2)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 163, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1265
HB1039 HD1 SD2 CD1
Transportation; Guaranteed Rent Adjusting Formula
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Provides rent relief to airport concessionaires that do not have a self-adjusting rent formula. Extends sunset date of Act 33, First Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, until July 1, 2013. Increases the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax under section 251-2(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to $7.50 per day until
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 104, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). SAY (BR) TIA, WAM  SB1266
HB1041 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Medicare Part B Reimbursements
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYERUNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Eliminates medicare part B reimbursements for employee-beneficiaries or spouses of employee-beneficiaries who are hired after 6/30/11. Clarifies the amount to be paid to the EUTF by public employers for the medicare part B premiums of certain beneficiaries. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1268
HB1045 HD1 SD2 CD1
Insurance; Risk-Based Capital
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates the Insurance Code to adopt the revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model laws and regulations for risk-based capital trend test for property and casualty insurers required for accreditation. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1045 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 080, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB1272
HB1049 HD2 SD2 CD1
Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates the Insurance Code and related provisions. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1049 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 081, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB1276
HB1052 HD2 SD1 CD1
Surplus Lines Insurance; Insurance Code
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Amends the insurance code to comply with the federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 relating to surplus lines insurance and participate in a multi-state cooperative to collect surplus lines premium taxes and fees and distribute to the individual states the taxes and fees assessed. Effective June 1, 2011. (HB1052 CD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 068, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). SAY (BR) CPN  SB1279
HB1053 HD1 SD1
National Dental Hygiene Examination
RELATING TO NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE EXAMINATIONS.
Amends the requirements of licensure for dental hygienists by specifying that the passage of the National Dental Hygiene Examination is required for licensure. (SD1)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Act 044, on 5/4/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). SAY (BR) CPN/HTH  SB1280
HB1056 HD1 SD2
Relating to the Certification of Principals and Vice-Principals
RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPALS AND VICE-PRINCIPALS.
Permits the Department of Education to determine alternative routes to certification for principals and vice-principals. (SD2)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 075, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). SAY (BR) EDU, WAM  SB1283
HB1060 HD1 SD2 CD1
Information Technology; Chief Information Officer; Shared Services Technology Special Fund; Appropriation
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Moves the Chief Information Officer (CIO) from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). Authorizes the CIO to employ persons not subject to chapters 76 and 89. Allocates three percent of central service fees collected to the Shared Services Technology Special Fund (Fund). Transfers the Fund from the Department of Budget and Finance to DAGS. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1060 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2011 - Act 084, on 6/7/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). SAY (BR) EDT, WAM  SB1287
HB1063 HD1 SD1
Loans made to Hawaiian Home Lands lessees
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.
Increases the limit the department is currently authorized to borrow or guarantee on loans from $50,000,000 to an unspecified amount to cover the department's guarantee requirements for its housing program. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD1)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). SAY (BR) HWN, WAM  SB1290
HB1069 HD2 SD1
Effect of Finding of Unfitness to Proceed
RELATING TO EFFECT OF FINDING OF UNFITNESS TO PROCEED.
Establishes specific time frames for a commitment or release on conditions when unfit defendants are charged with petty misdemeanors for sixty days, and non-violent misdemeanors for one hundred twenty days. (SD1)
(S ) 5/20/2011 - Act 053, 5/19/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1155). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1296
HB1070 HD2 SD2 CD1
Conditional Release Time Frames
RELATING TO CONDITIONAL RELEASE TIMEFRAMES.
Specifies that any person acquitted on the grounds of a physical or mental defect and who was charged with a petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or violation can be granted conditional release for no more than one year. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1070 CD1)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 099, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1297
HB1071 HD2 SD1 CD1
Mental Health Release on Conditions of a Person Found Unfit to Stand Trial
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH RELEASE ON CONDITIONS OF A PERSON FOUND UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL.
Requires the Department of Health to provide a fitness restoration program for defendants unfit to proceed with court proceedings and on conditional release, and to report information regarding defendant's program and compliance to the prosecutor of the county where the defendant was charged. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1071 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 112, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215). SAY (BR) JUD, HLT, FIN  SB1298
HB1076 HD1 SD2
Employment Security
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.
Statutorily authorizes the 2009 special administrative transfer for payment of unemployment insurance program administrative expenses. (SD2)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 120, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1303
HB1079 HD2 SD1 CD1
Habitat Conservation Plans; Fees
RELATING TO FEES FOR HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect fees and costs to cover Habitat Conservation Technical Assistance Program costs associated with habitat conservation plans. (HB1079 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2011 - Act 147, 6/21/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM  SB1311
HB1082 HD1 SD2 CD1
Conservation and Resources Enforcement Special Fund
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Establishes the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Special Fund in the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the purpose of setting aside moneys to be used toward the protection of the State's natural, cultural, and historic resources. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1082 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 078, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM  SB1314
HB1085 HD2 SD2 CD1
Relating to Controlled Substances
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
This measure amends chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to bring the Hawaii statutes on controlled substances to be consistent with the federal laws on controlled substances, and increases the fee for the registration certificate for qualifying patients for medical marijuana. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1085 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 073, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). SAY (BR) PBM, JUD, FIN  SB1305
HB1088 HD1 SD1 CD1
Corrections; Medical Treatment
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Adds a section to chapter 353, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the mental health treatment of inmates and detainees in the custody of the Department of Public Safety. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1088 CD1)
(H ) 6/6/2011 - Act 072, on 6/1/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1308
HB1089 HD1 SD1 CD1
Income Tax; Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2010
RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Provides a measure for conforming amendments to the Hawaii income tax law based upon amendments to the Internal Revenue Code made in calendar year 2010. Effective upon approval. (HB1089 CD1)
(H ) 6/14/2011 - Act 091, on 6/9/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194). SAY (BR) WAM  SB1316
HB1093 HD1 SD2
Commercial Driver Licensing; Alcohol Concentration
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.
Amends the commercial driver licensing statutes as they pertain to the limit of alcohol concentration for commercial motor vehicle drivers to make them consistent with current federal regulations. (SD2)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 067, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170). SAY (BR) TIA, JDL  SB1320
HB1094 HD1 SD2 CD1
Commercial Driver Licensing
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.
Amends the licensing process and medical requirements for commercial driver's licensing to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1094 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 121, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1224). SAY (BR) CPN/TIA, JDL  SB1321
HB1107 HD1 SD2
National Guard; Non-Lethal Weapons; Electric Guns
RELATING TO THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD.
Authorizes members of the army and air national guard who are qualified by training and authorized by their commanders to use electric guns subject to state law when assisting civil authorities in disaster relief, civil defense, or law enforcement functions. (SD2)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 144, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247). TAKAI, AQUINO, BROWER, CHANG, CHING, CULLEN, HERKES, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, PINE, RIVIERE, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, WARD, Chong, Keith-Agaran, M. Lee, B. Oshiro, Rhoads PGM, JDL  SB887
HB1130 SD1
Service of Process; Access Policy
RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
Repeals the sunset date of Act 158, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, requiring condominium associations, planned community associations, and cooperative housing corporations to establish an access policy for civil process servers. (SD1)
(H ) 5/31/2011 - Act 065, on 5/26/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). B. OSHIRO CPN, JDL
HB1134 HD1 SD2
Health Insurance; Prepaid Health Care
RELATING TO PREPAID HEALTH CARE.
Repeals part V of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act and Act 99, Session Laws of Hawaii 1994, relating to the future termination of the prepaid health care law. (SD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 228, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332). B. OSHIRO HTH/CPN, JDL
HB1138 SD2 CD1
Attorney's Lien; Certified Shorthand Reporter Services
RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S LIENS.
Authorizes a lien on an attorney's firm for unpaid certified shorthand reporter services requested by the attorney. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1138 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 223, 7/12/2011, (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). B. OSHIRO JDL, WAM
HB1155 HD1 SD1 CD1
Crimes; Repeat Offenders
RELATING TO REPEAT OFFENDERS.
Specifying class A and B felonies that require mandatory minimum prison terms under the repeat offender statute. Reinstating, adding, and deleting certain class C felonies that require the mandatory minimum prison terms under the repeat offender statute. (HB1155 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1343). HANOHANO JDL
HB1164 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Lands; Sand Island
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to consider the sale or exchange of Sand Island parcels to leaseholders. Requires a report of findings and recommendations to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1164 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 235, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1339). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM
HB1179 HD3 SD1
State Monies; Short-term Investments
RELATING TO INVESTMENTS.
Establishes an Advisory Committee on Short-term Investments administratively attached to the Department of Budget and Finance to assist the Director of Finance in making short-term investments. Establishes additional requirements in the management of the short-term investments. Allows for the operation of the short-term investment pool under contract with a private investment advisor or advisors. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1179 SD1)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). M. OSHIRO, CHONG, CHOY WAM
HB1183 HD2 SD1
Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Amendments
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement; with section 32, creating a committee to oversee the department of taxation's implementation and administration of, and compliance with the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, to take effect on approval. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:00AM in conference room 423. CHOY EDT, WAM
HB1203 HD2 SD1
Physicians; Assessment Fee
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
Removes the cap on expenditures from the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund; specifies that the physician workforce assessment fee shall be used to support physician workforce assessment in collaboration with residency programs in this State and the Hawaii medical board to address specified issues; requires annual report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(S ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 584). YAMANE CPN, WAM
HB1221 HD1 SD2
Intoxicating Liquor; Liquor Commission; Liquor Licensees Security Plans
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Exempts a liquor licensee from liability for certain violations if the licensee has in place a security plan approved by the liquor commission to prevent consumption of liquor by a minor and the licensee acts in good faith to implement the plan. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/21/2011 - Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-11 4:00PM in conference room 312. TAKAI, RIVIERE, Chang, Keith-Agaran, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morita, B. Oshiro, Souki JUD, ERB  SB740
HB1230 HD2 SD1 CD1
Building Permits; Structures; Agricultural and Aquacultural Use
RELATING TO BUILDING PERMITS.
Exempts construction of certain nonresidential structures used for agricultural or aquacultural operations from county building permit requirements, under certain conditions. Effective
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1344). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA AGL/WLH/PGM
HB1241 HD2 SD2 CD1
Abandoned Vehicles; Repossession; Disposal
RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.
Extends for registered owners with an out-of-state address, the number of days during which the legal and registered owner of an abandoned vehicle may repossess the vehicle before it may be subject to disposal. (HB1241 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 122, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). SOUKI, ICHIYAMA TRN, CPC, JUD
HB1248 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Loans; New Farmer Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
Reduces the new farmer program loan interest rate. Increases the loan limits and reduces the number of credit denials required to qualify for the program. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2117. (SD1)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). NAKASHIMA AGL, WAM  SB1153
HB1270 HD1 SD1
Tax Credits, Exclusions, and Exemptions; Evaluation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the department of taxation to evaluate certain tax credits, exclusions, and exemptions and report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). CHONG, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1277 HD2 SD2
Statewide Agriculture Water Use and Development Study
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATEWIDE AGRICULTURE WATER DEVELOPMENT STUDY.
Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the statewide agriculture water use and development study to be completed by the department of agriculture. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 224. HASHEM, AWANA, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, Cullen, Evans, C. Lee AGL, WAM
HB1286 HD2 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; BioEnergy Hawaii
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 for electrical output or biofuels energy, or both. Repeals Act 110, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, authorizing special purpose revenue bonds to assist BioEnergy Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1286 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2011 - Act 089, on 6/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). EVANS ENE, WAM
HB1300 HD2 SD2
Taxation; Electronic Filing; Filing Deadlines
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the department of taxation to establish a system to allow taxpayers to file all tax returns, applications, reports, and other documents electronically, telephonically, or by optical means, with no additional cost to the taxpayer; lowers the threshold for any taxpayer required to remit taxes by one of the means of electronic funds transfer from $100,000 to an unspecified amount in tax liability; reestablishes the filing and payment deadline of various taxes, including but not limited to quarterly filing requirements and the payment of periodic insurance premium taxes, to the last day of the month. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:30AM in conference room 423. MCKELVEY EDT, WAM
HB1307 HD1 SD1
Construction Task Force (2010); Tax Credit; Ohana Residential Housing; New Construction
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a refundable ohana residential housing income tax credit for qualified taxpayers that purchase a qualified principal residence on or after 04/01/2011, and before 01/01/2013, that is payable to the qualified taxpayer in 2 equal installments over the immediately following 2 taxable years. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-11 1:30PM in conference room 423. HAR, AQUINO, AWANA, CHANG, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chong, Rhoads EDT, WAM  SB654
HB1308 HD2 SD2
Business Development in Hawaii; Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Tax Credits
RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credits to increase the tax credits to unspecified percentages and dollar amounts and to provide additional non-refundable tax credits for qualified media infrastructure projects in certain qualifying counties; provides an additional tax credit for qualified special or visual effects and animation production costs; raises the tax credit caps to unspecified amounts. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 11:30AM in conference room 423. HAR, AQUINO, AWANA, CHANG, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Chong, Yamashita ERB, HED, FIN  SB1133
HB1312 HD2 SD2
Ala Wai Boat Harbor; Leases; Submerged Lands; Request for Proposals
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Provides that state fast lands and submerged lands may be leased. Provides for the lease of fast lands and submerged lands of the Ala Wai boat harbor pursuant to requests for proposals. (SD2)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). ITO, AWANA, HAR, ICHIYAMA, YAMASHITA, Cabanilla WLH, WAM
HB1313 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Windward Nazarene Academy
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WINDWARD NAZARENE ACADEMY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Windward Nazarene Academy. (SD1)
(H ) 5/25/2011 - Act 056, on 5/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1159). ITO EDU, WAM
HB1322 HD2 SD2
University of Hawaii; Special Funds; Revolving Funds
RELATING TO CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Converts certain revolving funds of the University of Hawaii into special funds. Repeals certain funds of the University of Hawaii and transfers the remaining balances to specified alternate funds. (SD2)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 2:00PM in conference room 329. NISHIMOTO EDU, WAM
HB1326 HD2 SD1
University of Hawaii; System Benchmarks
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Amends provisions relating to benchmark reporting. Requires the University of Hawaii to periodically review state needs related to higher education outcomes and indicators and monitor and report biennially on its progress toward achieving performance outcomes in a manner that is transparent and linked to state higher education needs. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 2:00PM in conference room 329. NISHIMOTO EDU  SB244
HB1330 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; JABSOM
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOBACCO SETTLEMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Extends until June 30, 2015, the portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys allocated for annual operating expenses of JABSOM, and annually reduces these amounts by a certain percentage beginning in FY 2012-2013. Increases the portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys going to the general fund until June 30, 2015. Adds annual reporting requirements for JABSOM. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/19/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 648). NISHIMOTO EDU/HTH, WAM  SB239
HB1333 HD1 SD1 CD1
Small Claims Court; Monetary Limit
RELATING TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT.
Increases the maximum monetary claim that may be filed in small claims court. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1333 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 141, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). BELATTI, AQUINO, BROWER, CABANILLA, CHING, CHOY, COFFMAN, CULLEN, FONTAINE, HANOHANO, HASHEM, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, PINE, SAIKI, SOUKI, TAKAI, TAKUMI, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Carroll, Ito JDL
HB1342 HD1 SD2 CD1
Broadband; Permit Exemptions; Utility Poles
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Exempts broadband infrastructure improvements from state or county permitting requirements for five years, under certain conditions. Exempts telecommunications companies from replacing utility poles when installing or improving telecommunications cables, under certain conditions. Authorizes recovery of costs by public utilities. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1342 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2011 - Act 151, 6/21/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). YAMASHITA, AQUINO, AWANA, CHANG, CHONG, COFFMAN, CULLEN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KEITH-AGARAN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Cabanilla, Carroll, Choy, Rhoads, Souki EDT/PGM, CPN
HB1368 HD2 SD1 CD1
Election; Candidate; Party Candidate
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Defines a party candidate and modifies the withdrawal process for a party candidate. Clarifies the filing process of nomination papers. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1368 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 159, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). MORITA JDL
HB1376 SD1
News Media Privilege; Evidence
RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
Extends the limited news media privilege against the compelled disclosure of sources and unpublished information to 6/30/2013. Reporting requirements for the judiciary. Effective 6/29/2011. (SD1)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 113, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216). B. OSHIRO JDL
HB1405 HD1 SD1 CD1
Greenways and Trials; Smart Development
RELATING TO PLANNING.
Requires the Office of Planning to establish a statewide system of greenways and trails. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1405 CD1)
(H ) 7/12/2011 - Act 233, on 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1337). JORDAN WLO, HAW, JUD, FIN
HB1407 HD1 SD2
Adoption; Records; Proceedings; Contact Preference
RELATING TO ADOPTION RECORDS.
Allows a natural parent to insert a contact preference, indicating whether the natural parent accepts or declines personal contact with the adopted individual, into the sealed adoption records; clarifies procedures for requesting inspections of adoption records and maintaining confidentiality of parties to an adoption; requires the family court to provide adopted individual with a copy of the natural parent's contact preference; defines contact preference. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday, 04-28-11 4:15pm in Conference Room 229. JORDAN (BR) HMS, JDL
HB1411 HD2 SD2
Mortgage Foreclosures; Appropriation
RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Authorizes the conversion of nonjudicial power of sale foreclosures to judicial foreclosures in certain cases; authorizes recordation of notice of default and intent to foreclose; specifies allowable locations for public auction of foreclosed properties; specifies prohibited conduct; requires suspension of actions by junior lienholders during the pendency of foreclosure; provides that violations of chapter 667 by foreclosing mortgagees shall be unfair and deceptive trade practices; prohibits deficiency judgments after nonjudicial foreclosure; specifies that the interest of a mortgagor is extinguished upon recordation of affidavit of sale; imposes requirements for mortgage servicers including physical presence within the State; creates dispute resolution process for nonjudicial foreclosures; creates dispute resolution special fund; creates requirements for notice of default; makes conforming amendments; makes appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-20-11 9:45AM in conference room 016. SAY, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, CHOY, COFFMAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, KEITH-AGARAN, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Rhoads CPN, WAM
HB1434 HD2 SD1
Public Work Projects; Hours and Wages; Violations
RELATING TO PUBLIC WORK PROJECTS.
Clarifies that a single violation of the prevailing wage law refers to each separate project where the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations finds a contractor in violation of chapter 104, HRS. (SD1)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 160, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). RHOADS CPN, JDL
HB1447 HD2 SD2
Permitted Transfers in Trust Act
RELATING TO THE PERMITTED TRANSFERS IN TRUST ACT.
Amends provisions of the Permitted Transfers in Trust Act governing transfers of property from a transferor to a trustee by means of an irrevocable trust instrument. (SD2)
(S ) 6/23/2011 - Act 161, 6/23/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). CHOY CPN, JDL
HB1483 HD1 SD2
Molokai Irrigation System; Homestead Lessees; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE MOLOKAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
Requires the department of agriculture to provide water at a reduced rate to Molokai irrigation system users who lease tracts of land under section 207 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended. Authorizes the department of agriculture to forgive past due amounts owed by Molokai homestead farmers for irrigation water. Appropriates funds to cover the operational costs of the Molokai irrigation system. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). CARROLL, HANOHANO, MANAHAN, Evans, M. Lee HAW, AGR, WLO, FIN
HB1505 HD2 SD1 CD1
State Facilities; Public-private Partnership
RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES.
Establishes the state facility renovation partnership program. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1505 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 231, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335). HAR, ITO WLH, WAM
HB1513 HD1 SD2
Weed and Seed Program; Permanent Establishment; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.
Establishes a permanent weed and seed program within DLIR. Appropriates funds. Effective 07/01/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. AQUINO, CULLEN, MANAHAN, PINE, YAMANE, Rhoads JDL, WAM
HB1520 HD2 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate an On-bill Financing Program (Program) for residential electric utility customers to finance purchases of energy efficient or renewable energy devices and systems through their regular electric utility bills. Authorizes PUC to implement a Program by decision and order or by rules if the program is found to be viable. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1520 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 204, on 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308). MORITA ENE, CPN
HB1529 HD2 SD1
Government; First Nation; Appropriation
RELATING TO PLANNING.
Establishes a nine-member commission to prepare, maintain, and certify a roll of qualified Native Hawaiian constituents; establishes requirements and procedures for preparation of the roll; establishes a process of recognition and ratification of governing documents and an interim first nation governing council; authorizes adoption of rules; appropriates unspecified funds for expenditure by the office of Hawaiian affairs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-11 1:00PM in conference room 224. NAKASHIMA, CHANG, CHOY, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, M. OSHIRO ERB, HAW, JUD, FIN
HB1532 HD2 SD2
Real Property Tax Appeals; Tax Appeal Court
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX APPEALS.
Requires real property tax appellants to first obtain a decision from an administrative body established by county ordinance, prior to appealing to the tax appeal court, if required to do so by county ordinance. (SD2)
(S ) 6/16/2011 - Act 106, 6/14/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). SOUKI, YAMASHITA, Carroll, McKelvey PGM, JDL
HB1552 HD1 SD2
Coffee; Labeling Requirements; Trademarks
RELATING TO COFFEE.
Restricts the use of the geographic origin of Hawaii-grown coffee on coffee labels. (SD2)
(H ) 5/6/2011 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 049, 5/5/2011, (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). COFFMAN, WOOLEY, Tsuji AGL, CPN
HB1566 HD1 SD1 CD1
Small Boat Harbors; Commercial Vessels; Development
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Allows for the lease of fast and submerged lands at Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Permits the limited issuance of commercial use permits for vessels with assigned moorings in Ala Wai and Keehi boat harbors. Provides for future moorage fees to be established by appraisal by a state-licensed appraiser. Directs the Department of Land and Natural Resources to lease fast lands and submerged lands at Ala Wai Boat Harbor using the request for proposals process. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1566 CD1)
(H ) 7/8/2011 - Act 197, on 7/7/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1301). TOKIOKA, CHANG, CHONG, CULLEN, HAR, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, SAY, YAMANE, YAMASHITA WLH, WAM
HB1568 HD2 SD2 CD1
Biosecurity and Inspection Facilities
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Transportation to coordinate with the Department of Agriculture to facilitate inspections of imported and exported agriculture and other inspected commodities at airports. Requires the Department of Transportation to provide space at commercial harbors for biosecurity and inspection facilities and requires the Department of Transportation and Department of Agriculture to design and construct biosecurity and inspection facilities for the Department of Agriculture at harbors. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1568 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2011 - Act 202, 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1306). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, CHOY, HASHEM, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Riviere TIA/AGL, WAM
HB1570 HD2 SD1
Feedstock Costs; Appropriation; Livestock; Goat Milk
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to reimburse livestock producers for feed costs. Makes goat farmers with a herd of at least 25 lactating milking goats eligible for the livestock revitalization program. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2011 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-11 at 5:55pm in Conference Room 224. TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Choy, Hashem, Riviere AGL, WAM
HB1613 HD1 SD1 CD1
Permanent Absentee Voting; Voter Registration
RELATING TO VOTING.
Requires an application to register to vote in person or by mail to include a space to request a permanent absentee ballot. Removes time limit on requesting an absentee or permanent absentee ballot but not later than 4:30 p.m. on the seventh day prior to the election. Permits the office of elections to continue to use its existing voter registration application forms where possible until such time as new forms are developed and printed. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1613 CD1)
(H ) 6/21/2011 - Act 142, on 6/20/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). KEITH-AGARAN, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CHANG, CHING, COFFMAN, CULLEN, EVANS, FONTAINE, HANOHANO, HASHEM, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, C. LEE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, PINE, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Cabanilla, Choy, Ito, M. Lee, Souki JDL
HB1626 HD1 SD2
County Fuel Tax
RELATING TO FUEL TAXES.
Permits the county of Hawaii to appropriate the county's share of fuel tax revenue for the maintenance of substandard private subdivision roads that are used by the public. Provides that neither the State nor the county shall be required to install infrastructure improvements if the roads are thereafter sold to a private entity. Sunsets 6/30/16. Effective 7/1/30. (SD2)
(H ) 4/18/2011 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 644). HANOHANO TRN, FIN
HB1640 HD2 SD1
Civil Identification; Counties; Director of Transportation
RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF IDENTIFICATION.
Effective 1/1/2013, requires the attorney general, in cooperation with the director of transportation and appropriate county agencies, to allow county employees to issue certificates of identification at locations where driver's licenses are issued. Requires report to the legislature. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2011 - Act 035, 5/2/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). C. LEE, BROWER, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, NAKASHIMA, WARD, Aquino, Awana, Chang, Chong, Choy, Cullen, Hashem, Jordan, M. Lee, Mizuno, B. Oshiro, Pine, Rhoads, Tsuji PGM, JDL
HB1642 HD2 SD1
High Technology; Research Tax Credit
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Requires a qualified high technology business that claims the tax credit for research activities to file annual survey information with the department of taxation by June 30 of each year; requires the department to report to the legislature by September 1 of each year on the information collected by the survey and the effectiveness of the tax credit; extends the income tax credit for qualified research activities for five years. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/26/2011 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-11 1:30PM in conference room 423. YAMASHITA, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, CULLEN, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, SAY, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE EDT, WAM
HB1654 HD1 SD1 CD1
Termination of Permits; Group Homes
RELATING TO GROUP LIVING FACILITIES.
Terminates a conditional use permit issued by a county agency to facilities intended for group living facilities or group homes that do not use the permits or cease operations for one year. (HB1654 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). MANAHAN, CABANILLA HLT, HUS, WLO