Hawaii State Legislature
2009 Senate Measures with a House Draft Disagreed to by the Senate
Senate bills amended by the House to which the Senate has disagreed.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
SB1 SD1 HD2 CD1
Conservation and Resources; Resource Management; Opihi
RELATING TO OPIHI.
Establishes a five year moratorium on the harvesting of opihi on Oahu. Establishes a ban on taking or harvesting opihi statewide, subject to open and closed seasons and traditional rights. (CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 516). HEE WLO, JUD
SB19 SD1 HD2 CD1
Apprenticeship; Procurement; Construction Contracts
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires a procurement preference to a bidder in a public works construction contract of not less than $250,000 if the bidder is a party to an apprenticeship agreement registered with the department of labor and industrial relations for each apprenticeable trade the bidder will employ to construct the public works. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 17 on 07-15-09. TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
SB21 SD1 HD1 CD1
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Expedite Implementation; Oversight Commission
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Creates temporary exemptions in procurement and rule making statutes for programs, services, and benefits using funds allocated to the State by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; creates an oversight commission to ensure transparency and accountability. Eff. 6/29/09. Sunset 6/30/2011. (CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 150, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 767). TANIGUCHI LMG, FIN
SB34 SD1 HD1 CD1
Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act; Real Estate Licensees
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD PREVENTION ACT.
Excludes licensed real estate brokers and salespersons from the definition of distressed property consultants in the Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act under specified conditions. Prohibits certain conduct relating to the acquisition of an ownership interest in distressed property by licensed real estate brokers and salespersons. (CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 066, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 683). BAKER, GREEN, Espero, Galuteria, Hemmings, Ige, Ihara, Sakamoto CPC, JUD
SB35 SD1 HD1 CD1
Mortgages; Certified Public Accountants; Public Accountants
RELATING TO MORTGAGES.
Amends definition of "distressed property consultant" to add public accountants and certified public accountants to the list of exclusions. (CD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 073, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 690). BAKER, English, Espero, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara, Nishihara CPC, JUD
SB43 SD2 HD2 CD1
Physician Workforce Assessment and Planning
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
Creates the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund and establishes an expenditure ceiling therefor; assesses a $60 fee upon renewal of physician and osteopathic physician licenses, with proceeds to be deposited to the special fund; requires recurring reports; appropriates $5,000 from the compliance resolution fund to the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund; requires reimbursement by June 30, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 18 on 07-15-09. BAKER, GREEN, IGE HLT, HED/CPC, FIN  HB1380
SB44 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Maui Regional Health Care System Transfer; Annual Audit
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes the transfer of the Maui Regional Health Care System to a legally constituted entity under certain conditions. Requires the Auditor to conduct an annual audit of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. (SB44 HD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 5:00PM in conference room 016. BAKER, ENGLISH, GREEN, IGE, TSUTSUI, Espero, Nishihara HLT, FIN
SB50 SD1 HD2 CD1
DLNR; Renewable Energy Producer; Public Notice; Public Lands; Lease
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCERS.
Sets terms and conditions for leases of public lands to renewable energy producers, including requiring a public hearing, project completion, design, and financing documentation, and limitations on terminating or altering existing leases of public lands affected. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 19 on 07-15-09. HEE, Kokubun, Takamine WLO/EEP, FIN
SB53 HD1
Life Settlements Model Act; Stranger-Originated Life Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Makes various clarifying and technical amendments, and corrects inadvertent errors, in the Life Settlements Model Act, chapter 431E, HRS, which establishes consumer protections in life settlement transactions. Effective 01/01/2020. (SB53 HD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 655). BAKER, GREEN, Espero, Ige, Ihara HLT, CPC/JUD
SB55 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Accountancy
RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
Repeals the permit requirement for accounting firms to engage in public accountancy, until 180 days after administrative rules implementing the firm permit requirement have been adopted. Requires notice to the legislature of rule-making. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2009 - Act 172, 7/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 791). BAKER, GREEN, IHARA, Hemmings, Ige CPC
SB58 SD2 HD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
Creates a driver exclusion endorsement to enable a named insured to exclude specified persons from being covered under a policy. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB58 HD1)
(S ) 4/23/2009 - The conference committee deferred the measure. BAKER TRN, CPC/JUD
SB62 SD1 HD2
Workers' Compensation; Selection of Physicians; Definitions
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires independent medical and permanent impairment rating examinations to be performed by physicians agreed upon by employers and employees, or appointed by the director of labor and industrial relations. Removes services performed by certain persons with ownership interests in a partnership, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership, or sole proprietors, from the definition of "employment" under the Workers' Compensation Law. (SB62 HD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:15pm in conference room 312. TAKAMINE, Baker, Ige, Kidani, Nishihara LAB, FIN
SB91 SD2 HD2 CD1
Community-Based Economic Development; Technical Adjustments
RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Authorizes the Hawaii community-based economic development revolving fund to receive funding from any source. Repeals prohibition on reallocation of funds from loan program to grant program and reduces the maximum interest rate on the loans from 10 percent to 6 percent. Reduces limit on applicant's total loan balance from $500,000 to $250,000. (CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2009 - Act 124, 6/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 741). HANABUSA (BR) EBM, FIN
SB109 SD2 HD3 CD1
Juvenile Interstate Compact; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES.
Adopts the new Interstate Compact for Juveniles and establishes the family court's jurisdiction under the compact. Makes appropriation. Takes effect July 1, 2009. (CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 093, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 710). HANABUSA (BR) HUS, JUD, FIN
SB113 HD1 CD1
Dentists; False Advertising
RELATING TO DENTISTS.
Authorizes the board of dental examiners to sanction licensees for false or misleading advertising. (CD1)
(S ) 6/18/2009 - Act 131, 6/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 748). TANIGUCHI, Baker HLT, CPC/JUD
SB161 HD1
Department of Education; Teachers; Salary Ranges
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals salary ranges for teachers in the department of education. (SB161 HD1)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 051, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 668). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
SB166 SD1 HD1 CD1
Health Insurance; Coverage; Chemotherapy
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires health insurance providers to provide health insurance coverage for all chemotherapy treatment, including orally administered chemotherapy, at the same copayment percentage or relative coinsurance amount as is applied to intravenously administered chemotherapy. (CD1)
(S ) 7/2/2009 - Act 168, 7/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 787). GREEN, BAKER, Chun Oakland, Kim, Takamine HLT, CPC, FIN
SB169 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Health Corps Program; Physician Shortage; Health Care
RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH CORPS.
Establishes the Hawaii Health Corps Program to address physician shortages in rural areas of the State. Establishes an incentive plan for the recruitment of health care professionals to serve shortage areas. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB169 HD2)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 3:00pm in conference room 229. GREEN, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Gabbard, Ige HLT, HED, FIN
SB178 SD1 HD1
Food Waste Recycling; Solid Waste; Appropriation
RELATING TO FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.
Requires the department of education, in a partnership with the department of health, to establish a three-year food waste recycling pilot project in one or more public schools. Allows departments to enter into public/private partnerships to establish and operate the pilot program. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB178 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:00 PM in conference room 225. KIM, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Green, Kidani, Nishihara, Sakamoto EDN, EEP, FIN
SB190 SD1 HD2
Human Services; Community Care Foster Family Home; Private Pay Clients
RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOME.
Allows the Department of Human Services to oversee a two-year demonstration project permitting two private-pay individuals to live in the same community care foster family home under specified conditions. (SB190 HD2)
(S ) 4/22/2009 - Act 013, 4/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 624). CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Gabbard, Green, Ihara, Takamine HUS, FIN
SB199 SD1 HD1 CD2
Tax Credits; Partner's Distributive Share
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a temporary 80% tax credit cap and restricts carryover credits for the high technology business investment tax credit and the technology infrastructure renovation tax credit for investments made after May 1, 2009 and ending before January 1, 2011. Removes the partner distributive share tax incentive for the high technology business investment tax credit. Limits investment credit allocation ratio to 1 to 1. Temporarily suspends the capital goods excise tax credit for one year. (SB199 CD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 178, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 535). HOOSER FIN
SB203 SD2 HD1 CD1
Contractors; Civil Penalties
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Increases penalties for violation of contractors licensing law. Effective on approval. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 195, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 552). TAKAMINE, Espero, English, Hee, Nishihara, Taniguchi CPC, JUD
SB205 SD1 HD2
Contractors; Owner-Builders
RELATING TO OWNER-BUILDERS.
Specifies the application of fines under the contractor licensing law for failing to comply with the terms of the owner-builder exemption. Requires applicants for county building permits under the owner-builder exemption to submit their state and federal tax identification numbers, federal and state tax clearances, and certificate of workers' compensation insurance. Effective 1/1/2090. (SB205 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - The conference committee deferred the measure. SAKAMOTO EBM, CPC/JUD
SB210 SD2 HD1
Public Safety; Corrections; Inmate Transfers
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Specifies criteria that must be considered in deciding whether to transfer inmates between correctional facilities located in Hawaii and correctional facilities located outside of Hawaii. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB210 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:30PM in conference room 312. ESPERO, Bunda, Kidani PBS, FIN
SB242 SD2 HD2
Enterprise Zones; Seawater Air Conditioning Cooling System
RELATING TO SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING.
Allows the sale of air conditioning from seawater air conditioning district cooling systems to qualify for state enterprise zone benefits. (SB242 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30PM in conference room 225. GABBARD, GREEN, Baker EEP, EBM, FIN  HB424
SB266 SD2 HD2 CD1
Climate Change Task Force
RELATING TO GLOBAL WARMING.
Establishes the climate change task force to assess the impacts of global warming and climate change trends in the State. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 20 on 07-15-09. NISHIHARA EEP, FIN
SB281 HD1 CD1
Statewide Traffic Code
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Allows counties to prohibit or regulate electric personal assistive mobility devices on sidewalks and bicycle paths. Effective upon approval. (CD1)
(S ) 5/28/2009 - Act 078, 5/28/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 695). NISHIHARA TRN, JUD
SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; Reallocation; General Fund
RELATING TO FUNDS.
Reallocates for six years from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2015, distribution of moneys in the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund, including depositing 25.5% into the state general fund. (CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 119, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 736). KIM FIN
SB294 SD2 HD1
State Departments; DBEDT
RELATING TO STATE DEPARTMENTS.
Transfers the special advisor for tourism and the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority from the department of business, economic tourism, and development. Establishes a renewable energy branch in the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB294 HD1)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 710). KIM FIN, EBM
SB300 SD2 HD2 CD1
Intoxicating Liquor; Liquor Licenses
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Requires liquor licensees that are licensed for consumption on premises to carry liability insurance as a condition of acquiring, transferring, and renewing a license. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 177, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 534). BAKER, Green, Ige, Sakamoto EBM, CPC/JUD
SB301 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Registered Agents Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAII REGISTERED AGENTS ACT.
Adopts provisions of the Model Registered Agents Act, which streamlines business registration filings for registered agents who accept service of process on behalf of businesses in Hawaii, particularly commercial agents who are in the business of serving as agents. (SB301 HD1)
(S ) 5/7/2009 - Act 055, 5/7/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 672). BAKER CPC/JUD, FIN
SB309 HD1
Sheriffs' Chaplains; Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Clarifies that sheriffs' chaplains are entitled to workers' compensation. (SB309 HD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 138, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 755). CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Ige, Ihara, Takamine, Taniguchi PBS/LAB, FIN
SB350 SD1 HD1
Deadly Force; Duty to Retreat
RELATING TO USE OF FORCE.
Expands the exemption from the duty to retreat from the home and workplace to any place where the actor may lawfully be present. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB350 HD1)
(H ) 4/16/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 653). SLOM JUD
SB378 SD1 HD1
Ocean Resources; Fishing Rules
RELATING TO FISHING.
Requires DLNR to continue to hold public informational meetings to hear concerns and suggestions from the public regarding the taking and protection of uhu, weke/moana kali, and ulua/papio. Requires DLNR to use and present all available data to support the basis for any rule proposed based on public input, and if no data is available, use all available means to gather the necessary data. Requires DLNR to develop a monitoring and evaluation program to determine the effects that runoff, sedimentation, pollution, lack or profusion of fresh water intrusion into the marine ecosystem, and the introduction of invasive species have on the ecosystem that affects the habitat and forage of uhu, weke/moana kali, and ulua/papio. Requires DLNR to develop a monitoring and evaluation program to determine the outcomes to be achieved by the implementation of any proposed rule and estimate the timeframes through which the outcomes will be achieved. (SB378 HD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 655). TSUTSUI, BAKER, ENGLISH WLO, FIN
SB382 SD1 HD2
Stadium Authority; Composition
RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
Revises appointment process for the Stadium Authority. Effective July 1, 2009. (SB382 HD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-30-09 2:00PM in conference room 423. TSUTSUI, Galuteria, Hooser, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto TCI, WLO
SB387 SD1 HD1 CD2
State Budget; Reports
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Requires the governor or the director of finance to report restrictions of appropriations to the legislature. Reorganizes certain executive branch agencies by abolishing or transferring various agencies and programs to correspond with H.B. No. 200, H.D. 1, the general appropriations act of 2009. Ensures that the energy program administrator created in HB 1271 is a civil service employee. (CD2)
(S ) 7/15/2009 - Veto overridden - 2/3's vote: Ayes, 23; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 2 (Senator(s) Hemmings, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). TSUTSUI FIN
SB389 SD1 HD2 CD1
Capital Improvement Projects; Allotment; Memorandum of Understanding
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to review the memorandum of understanding between the Department of Education and Department of Budget and Finance for the allotment of capital improvement projects, with the goal of replicating the processes of the MOU for use by other state agencies with many capital improvement projects that are predominantly funded by general obligation bonds. Effective upon approval. (SB389 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2009 - Act 123, 6/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 740). TSUTSUI EDN, LMG, FIN
SB415 SD2 HD1 CD1
Health; Home Care Agencies; Licensing
RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.
Requires the department of health to license home care agencies. Sunsets 6/30/2014. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 21 on 07-15-09. IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, GREEN, IHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA HUS/HLT, CPC, FIN  HB704
SB420 SD2 HD2
Naturopathic Medicine; Naturopathy; Parenteral Therapy
RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.
Amends the title of chapter 455 to "naturopathic medicine" and amends references therein; defines "naturopathic medicine"; changes the name of the board of examiners in naturopathy to the board of naturopathic medicine and authorizes the board to make rules; authorizes temporary license to licensed out-of-state naturopathic physicians in a declared public health emergency. (SB420 HD2)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 22 on 07-15-09. IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, IHARA HLT, CPC
SB423 SD1 HD2 CD1
Medicaid; Federal Funds; Disproportionate Share Hospital Allowance Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates money to match federal funds for medicaid disproportionate share hospital allowance. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 23 on 07-15-09. IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, IHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA HLT, HUS, FIN
SB427 HD1 CD1
General Excise Tax; Health Care; TRICARE Program; Exemption
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.
Excludes from the general excise tax, amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States. Sunsets as of December 31, 2013. (CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 070, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 687). IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, IHARA, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Sakamoto, Tokuda HLT, EBM, FIN
SB440 SD2 HD1 CD1
Counties; Affordable Housing; Infrastructure
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
Requires counties within 90 days to accept or reject a public infrastructure dedication, under specified conditions, as part of an affordable housing project, or the infrastructure is deemed dedicated. (CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 142, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 759). SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Ige, Tsutsui HSG/WLO
SB464 SD2 HD2 CD2
Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to encourage use of solar and wind energy systems and to permit a portion of the excess of the credit over payments due to be refunded to the taxpayer in certain circumstances. Reduces the tax credit for certain energy systems used to meet substitute renewable energy technology requirements for single-family residential properties. (SB464 CD2)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 154, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 771). GABBARD, GREEN, Espero, Takamine EEP, FIN  HB284HB422
SB468 SD1 HD2
Shoreline Setback
RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
Improves and updates provisions for the management of coastal zones. (SB468 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-30-09 4:30pm in conference room 224. HEE WLO, JUD
SB470 HD1 CD1
Liquor Licenses
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Makes various revisions to the liquor license and liquor tax laws. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 184, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 541). TAKAMINE CPC/JUD, FIN
SB496 SD2 HD2 CD1
Charter Schools
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Clarifies the functions, duties, and roles of the charter school review panel in the administration and operation of charter schools, and improves fiscal and budgetary accountability. (CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 086, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 703). SAKAMOTO EDN, FIN
SB501 HD1
Teacher Education Coordinating Committee; Members
RELATING TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
Clarifies membership requirements of the teacher education coordinating committee. (SB501 HD1)
(S ) 5/5/2009 - Act 041, 5/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 657). TOKUDA, Baker, Espero, Hooser, Ige, Kidani, Kokubun, Sakamoto, Takamine, Taniguchi EDN/LAB, FIN
SB512 SD2 HD1
Biofuels Facility; Nameplate Capacity; Gallons Produced
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the definition of nameplate capacity for biofuels facilities and revises the allowable tax credit to be equal to 40 cents per gallon of biofuel produced. Requires qualifying facility to be located within the State and utilize locally grown feed stock for at least 75% of its production output. (SB512 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30PM in conference room 225. BAKER, Espero, Fukunaga, Ige, Ihara EEP/AGR, FIN
SB521 SD2 HD1
Bureau of Conveyances; Counties; Recorded Instruments
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Requires the registrar of the bureau of conveyances to provide, within 10 days after each week and free of charge, an image and index of all documents and instruments have been recorded in the registrar's office that week relating to regular system land in all the counties, to the county designated in a memorandum of understanding agreed upon by the counties to act as a central clearinghouse. (SB521 HD1)
(S ) 5/8/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 057, 5/7/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 678). BAKER (BR) WLO, FIN
SB522 SD2 HD1
Land Court; Counties; Recorded Instruments
RELATING TO LAND COURT.
Requires the assistant registrar of the land court to provide an image and index of all instruments that contain real property transactions to the county designated as a central clearinghouse under a memorandum of understanding agreement agreed upon by the counties. (SB522 HD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 197, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 554). BAKER (BR) WLO, FIN
SB523 SD2 HD2
Small Business Innovation
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Amends the high technology research and development loan and grant program to allow the State to catch up to increased federal award amounts. (SB523 HD2)
(S ) 6/19/2009 - Act 136, 6/19/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 753). BAKER, FUKUNAGA EBM, FIN
SB532 SD1 HD1
Civil Liability; Death or Injury of Felon
RELATING TO LIMITING CIVIL LIABILITY.
Limits the civil liability of property owners for damages to persons injured on premises while committing certain criminal offenses. (SB532 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-30-09 2:00pm in conference room 325. TANIGUCHI (BR) JUD
SB536 SD1 HD1 CD1
Starlight Reserve; Statewide Lighting Law; Light Pollution
RELATING TO STARLIGHT RESERVE.
Requires department of business, economic development, and tourism, assisted by a temporary advisory committee, to develop a statewide starlight reserve strategy, including an intelligent statewide lighting law, to preserve the quality of the night sky and its associated cultural, scientific, astronomical, natural, and landscape-related values. (CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 161, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 778). ESPERO, Baker, English, Gabbard EEP/WLO, FIN
SB537 SD2 HD2
Aerospace Development; Advisory Committee
RELATING TO AEROSPACE.
Establishes an aerospace advisory committee to assist the legislature and state agencies in development of the aerospace industry. (SB537 HD2)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 052, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 669). ESPERO, Baker, English, Gabbard EBM, FIN
SB539 SD1 HD1 CD1
Reentry Intake Service Center Division; Established; Duties
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Renames the intake service center division of DPS to the reentry intake service centers and directs the reentry intake service centers to work closely and collaborate with the furlough programs in each county, the Hawaii paroling authority, and the correction program services division to ensure that the reentry needs of inmates are being met. Establishes an oversight committee and reentry commission. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 24 on 07-15-09. ESPERO, Bunda, Gabbard, Galuteria PBS, FIN
SB540 SD2 HD1
Public Safety; Prisons; Residential Drug Abuse Program Reentry
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Allows the establisment of a state residential drug abuse program with an incommunity component to help inmates' reentry into the community upon their release from prison. Effective 7/1/2020. (SB540 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:30PM in conference room 312. ESPERO, Bunda, Gabbard, Galuteria PBS, FIN
SB564 SD2 HD1 CD1
State Fire Council Package; Fire Protection; Inspections
RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
Maintains the requirement for fire inspections conducted by the county fire chiefs. Provides that frequency of inspections of buildings other than public schools shall be conducted once every five years or as deemed practicable or necessary rather than every 2 years. (CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2009 - Act 105, 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 722). ESPERO, Bunda, Slom PBS, FIN
SB568 SD2 HD1
Prescription Drugs; Electronic Prescriptions; Task Force
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS.
Establishes the electronic prescription task force to develop a plan to implement an electronic prescription drug program not later than 7/1/11. Requires report to Legislature prior to the 2010 regular session of the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB568 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. ESPERO, GREEN, Baker HLT, FIN
SB585 SD2 HD1 CD1
Remote Dispensing Pharmacy; Health Insurance; Prescription Drugs; Remote Areas
RELATING TO REMOTE DISPENSING.
Authorizes remote dispensing pharmacies to provide medications to patients with health insurance coverage; allows remote dispensing pharmacies to dispense controlled substances. Extends repeal date of section 7, Act 212, SLH 2008, relating to Remote Dispensing to January 2, 2014 (CD1).
(S ) 6/8/2009 - Act 096, 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 713). ENGLISH, IGE, Baker, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Galuteria, Hee, Hemmings, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Takamine, Tokuda, Tsutsui HLT, CPC, FIN
SB602 SD2 HD2
Culture and Arts; Works of Art
RELATING TO THE ARTS.
Authorizes use of the one percent of appropriations for capital improvement projects that is deposited into the State's works of art special fund to support performing arts and recordings of live performances, and acquisition, upkeep, and restoration of works of art for Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB602 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:00 PM in conference room 423. FUKUNAGA, BAKER, TANIGUCHI, Hee, Ige TCI, HAW, FIN
SB603 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Utilities; Local Exchange Intrastate Service; Competition
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Requires the Public Utilities Commission to classify the State's local exchange intrastate services as fully competitive. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 180, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 537). FUKUNAGA, BAKER, ESPERO, Hee, Ige, Slom CPC
SB605 SD1 HD3 CD1
Noise; Decibel Weighting
RELATING TO NOISE.
Requires the department of health to add the dBC decibel weighting system to the current dBA decibel weighting system for purposes of community noise control. Sets permissible maximum sound levels for nighttime in any urban land use district and grants the DOH and the county liquor commission the authority to enforce these limits. Directs the county liquor commission, with assistance from DOH and DLIR, to develop recommendations for a permanent maximum sound level, in decibels. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 25 on 07-15-09. FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, Baker, Chun Oakland, Hemmings, Kim, Slom EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB636 SD1 HD2
Recreational Renaissance Program
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Fortifies the recreational renaissance program of the department of land and natural resources through various amendments to state law. (SB636 HD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 4:30PM in conference room 224. HEE WLO, FIN
SB638 SD2 HD1
Kahana Valley State Park; Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Establishes a 2-year moratorium on evictions of residents from Kahana valley state park; authorizes DLNR to negotiate and execute long-term residential leases with qualified persons in state parks; establishes the planning council to create and implement a living park master plan for Kahana valley state park; and allows DHHL to enter into commercial leases for terms in excess of 65 years but not exceeding 99 years, giving the commercial lessee a right of first refusal following a public auction at the termination of the lease; provided that the commercial lessee shall match the highest lease rental bid offered. (SB638 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 4:30PM in conference room 224. HEE WLO, HAW, FIN
SB642 SD2 HD2
Public Employees; Adjustments
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
Requires that across-the-board wage increases or reductions, step movements, and employer contributions for health benefits for excluded employees in the excluded managerial compensation plan are at least equal to adjustments provided under collective bargaining to employees in the bargaining unit from which the employees in the managerial compensation plan are excluded. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB642 HD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:15pm in conference room 312. HEE LAB, FIN
SB659 HD1 CD1
State Funds; Public Access and Disclosure of Monetary Awards
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Amends the disclosure requirements for recipients of monetary awards from the State. Requires the department of accounting and general services to manage and update the information posted on the website. Effective July 1, 2009. (SB659 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2009 - Act 164, 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 782). IHARA, Baker, Chun Oakland FIN
SB695 SD1 HD1 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Medical Treatment
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires the employer to continue medical services to an injured employee despite disputes over whether treatment should be continued, until the director of labor and industrial relations decides whether treatment should be continued. Effective July 1, 2009. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 26 on 07-15-09. TAKAMINE, CHUN OAKLAND, Galuteria, Kidani, Sakamoto LAB, FIN
SB711 SD1 HD2 CD1
Transportation; Public Transit; Articulated Buses
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Allows for the operation of larger articulated buses used for public transit purposes on public roadways. Effective on approval. (CD1)
(S ) 6/1/2009 - Act 083, 6/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 700). ENGLISH, GABBARD, Espero, Galuteria TRN, JUD
SB713 SD2 HD2
Emergency Environmental Workforce Program; Appropriation
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE.
Appropriates funds to continue the Emergency Environmental Workforce Program. (SB713 HD2)
(S ) 4/27/2009 - Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-28-09 4:00pm in conference room 312. ENGLISH, GABBARD, Espero, Galuteria, Nishihara EEP, HED, LAB, FIN
SB714 SD1 HD2 CD1
High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes; Zipper Lanes
RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.
Allows all motor vehicles, regardless of number of persons on board, to use high occupancy vehicle lanes or zipper lanes when one or more lanes of traffic have been shut down by law enforcement officers or emergency services personnel. Allows the director of transportation to declare an emergency to open use of HOV and zipper lanes. Effective 7/1/09. (CD1)
(S ) 6/1/2009 - Act 082, 6/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 699). ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, GREEN, Galuteria, Ige, Nishihara, Taniguchi TRN, JUD  HB866
SB715 HD1
Highways; Counties
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Statewide Transportation Council to comply with county transportation and general plans, to the extent it does not affect the receipt of federal funds, in the preparation of the statewide transportation plan for projected transportation needs. (SB715 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 027, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 640). ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Nishihara TRN, WLO  HB865
SB718 SD1 HD1
Complete Streets; Roads and Highways
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to seek to reasonably accommodate access and mobility for all users of public highways, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and persons of all abilities. Establishes a temporary task force to review certain highway design standards and guidelines. Report to legislature in 2010 and 2011. (SB718 HD1)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 054, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 671). ENGLISH, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green TRN, FIN
SB721 HD1
District-Wide Improvement Programs; Assessments
RELATING TO DISTRICT-WIDE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS.
Changes the authority of the Hawaii Community Development Authority to assess the costs of providing public facilities against real property in the community development district from mandatory to discretionary. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB721 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 4:30PM in conference room 224. FUKUNAGA, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, Slom, Taniguchi WLO, FIN  HB773
SB764 SD2 HD2 CD1
Leasehold; Commercial and Industrial Property
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Clarifies provisions contained in long-term commercial and industrial ground leases. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 189, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 546). CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, SAKAMOTO, Bunda, Galuteria, Kidani EBM, AGR, JUD
SB777 SD1 HD1
Comprehensive Sexuality Health Education
RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY HEALTH EDUCATION.
Requires any recipient of state funding specifically for sexuality health education programs to provide comprehensive medically accurate sexuality education. (SB777 HD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 27 on 07-15-09. CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, FUKUNAGA, KIDANI, TOKUDA HLT, EDN, FIN  HB330
SB823 SD1 HD1
Family Leave; Posting of Notice
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Requires employers to post notice of employees' rights under Hawaii's family leave law. (SB823 HD1)
(H ) 4/13/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 483). IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Espero, Fukunaga, Tsutsui LAB, EBM  HB319
SB843 SD1 HD1
Sentencing; Examination
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
Restores a statutory provision allowing for presentence mental health or medical examination of defendants for purposes of sentencing. Effective January 1, 2046. (SB843 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30pm in conference room 229. HANABUSA (BR) HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1025
SB848 HD1
Metal; Beer Kegs; Copper; Scrap Dealer; Theft
RELATING TO METAL.
Repeals the July 1, 2009 "sunset" date in Act 53, SLH 2008, that established the misdemeanor offense of theft of beer keg and imposed recordkeeping requirements on scrap metal dealers that purchase beer kegs. Removes sunset clause in Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which contains a repeal date of July 1, 2009. Effective June 30, 2009. (SB848 HD1)
(H ) 4/21/2009 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 718). HANABUSA (BR) CPC, JUD  HB1030
SB851 SD1 HD3 CD1
Child Support Enforcement
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
Clarifies that all income withholding payments be sent through the Child Support Enforcement Agency; allows the agency to disburse support by electronic transfer or direct deposit; allows for electronic copy or facsimile of a signature as proof of service for certified mail; clarifies lien payment and enforcement. (CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 115, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 732). HANABUSA (BR) HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1033
SB868 SD2 HD2 CD1
Energy Resources; Power Generation Utilities, Transportation Fuels; State Energy Resources Coordinator
RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.
Addresses deficiencies in Hawaii's energy resources coordination statutes. Provides policy guidance to ensure adequate detail on the nature and relationship of the energy data analysis functions of the state energy resources coordinator and energy program. (CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 153, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 770). HANABUSA (BR) EEP, CPC, FIN  HB1050
SB876 SD2 HD2
Employees' Retirement System; Ordinary Disability Retirement; Reemployed Retirants
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Clarifies retirement date for ordinary disability retirement, payment of attorney's fees and costs in disability retirement and accidental death cases, forfeiture date for noncontributory service credit, and benefits for reemployed retirants. Provides for calculation of retirement allowance for certain retirants who have returned to service. Establishes December 31, 2008, as the valuation date to determine the cost of converting to hybrid plan service. Extends deadline for conversion for members of the military who are out of state during the conversion process. (SB876 HD2)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 121, 6/15/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 738). HANABUSA (BR) LAB, FIN  HB1058
SB884 SD2 HD1 CD1
Transfer and reallocation of Non-General Funds
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Transfers excess balance from various non-general funds to the general fund; repeals central service and administrative fee exemptions; transfers interest from non-general funds to the general fund. (SB884 CD1)
(S ) 5/28/2009 - Act 079, 5/28/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 696). HANABUSA (BR) FIN  HB1066
SB887 SD1 HD2
Escrow Depository Law
RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.
Revises the escrow depository law to: (1) clarify which escrow transactions are covered by the statute and which are not; (2) update the statute to adequately reflect the present day size of the transactions routinely handled by the industry; (3) provide for more flexibility in supervising and regulating the industry; and (4) ensure adequate protection for the consumer. (SB887 SD1 HD2)
(S ) 4/28/2009 - The conference committee deferred the measure. HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1069
SB892 SD1 HD2 CD2
Insurance Code; Updates; Continuing Education; Criminal History Checks
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates Insurance Code references. Clarifies allowable investments. Imposes a time limit for claiming the Retaliatory Tax Credit. Updates continuing education requirements. Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to require insurance license applicants to provide finger prints and conduct criminal history record checks. (CD2)
(S ) 5/28/2009 - Act 077, 5/28/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 694). HANABUSA (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1074
SB896 SD1 HD2
Hawaii National Guard Adult Programs
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
Clarifies that positions in the Hawaii National Guard sponsored adult educational programs are exempt from civil service requirements. (SB896 HD2)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 043, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 660). HANABUSA (BR) EBM, LAB, FIN  HB1078
SB912 SD2 HD2 CD1
Permanent Plan Hearings
RELATING TO PERMANENCY HEARINGS.
Amends the child protective act to ensure compliance with federal Title IV-E hearing requirements. Effective July 1, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2009 - Vetoed on 07-15-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 794). HANABUSA (BR) HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1094
SB914 SD2 HD2 CD1
Public Assistance
RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
Amends public assistance law by adding definitions of "non-work eligible household", "work eligible household", and "other work eligible household" and repealing the definition of "exempt household" to be consistent with recent changes in federal regulations. Also amends section 346-53(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes (determination of assistance), to be consistent with the new definitions. (CD1)
(S ) 6/9/2009 - Act 101, 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 718). HANABUSA (BR) HUS, FIN  HB1096
SB917 SD2 HD1 CD1
Third Party Liability for Medicaid
RELATING TO THIRD PARTY LIABILITY FOR MEDICAID.
Ensures state compliance with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171) by strengthening the State's ability to identify and obtain payments from third party payers that are legally responsible to pay for health care services received by medicaid recipients primary to medicaid. (CD1)
(S ) 6/9/2009 - Act 103, 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 720). HANABUSA (BR) HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN  HB1099
SB931 SD1 HD1 CD1
Epidemiologic Investigations
RELATING TO EPIDEMIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS.
Grants the Department of Health authority to take samples necessary for epidemiologic investigations. (CD1)
(S ) 6/8/2009 - Act 095, 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 712). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, JUD  HB1113
SB932 SD2 HD2 CD1
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing; Health Care Providers
RELATING TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE TESTING.
Allows a health care provider to test for HIV after certain verbal disclosures, after allowing the person receiving the test to decline the test, and after receiving the person's express oral consent. (CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 116, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 733). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, JUD  HB1114
SB937 HD1
Mental Health; Hawaii State Hospital; Forensic Patients
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Clarifies that the provisions of section 704-412, Hawaii Revised Statutes, govern the timing and standards of decision for applications for conditional release or discharge from the custody of the Director of Health and includes a time frame for decisions on motions for conditional release or discharge. (SB937 HD1)
(S ) 6/16/2009 - Act 127, 6/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 744). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, JUD  HB1119
SB940 SD1 HD1
Insurance; Direct Payment; Healthcare
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires direct payment for the provision of pre-hospital ambulance treatment and transport services. Requires insurance entities contracting with the State to provide Medicaid coverage to enter into written contracts with a minimum of 50 percent of hospitals and providers in their coverage area. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB940 HD1)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday, 04-30-09 at 5:30pm in Conference Room 229. HANABUSA (BR) HLT, CPC  HB1122
SB967 SD2 HD3
Controlled Substances
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law and clarifies sections of chapter 329 relating to controlled substances. Authorizes administrative inspections of the premises and records other than financial data, for establishments such as pharmacies that are authorized to hold or otherwise dispose of controlled substances. (SB967 HD3)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 117, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 734). HANABUSA (BR) PBS, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1149
SB971 SD2 HD1 CD1
Income Tax; Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2008
RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms amendments to the Hawaii income tax law based upon amendments to the Internal Revenue Code for calendar year 2008. (SB971 CD1)
(S ) 6/18/2009 - Act 133, 6/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 750). HANABUSA (BR) FIN  HB1153
SB972 SD2 HD1 CD1
Tax Administration; Cash Economy Enforcement Act
RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.
Ensures Hawaii businesses and residents are paying their fair share of taxes by providing the Department of Taxation with resources to seek enforcement against non-compliant cash-based businesses. (CD1)
(S ) 6/18/2009 - Act 134, 6/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 751). HANABUSA (BR) FIN  HB1154
SB979 SD2 HD1
Commercial Driver's License
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS.
Revises standard for a court-issued license to drive for workrelated purposes. (SB979 HD1)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 045, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 662). HANABUSA (BR) TRN, JUD  HB1161
SB995 SD2 HD3
Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Public Land Trust
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Resolves claims and disputes relating to the portion of income and proceeds from the lands of the public land trust for use by the office of Hawaiian affairs between 11/7/1978, and 7/1/2008; conveys certain parcels of real property in fee simple to the office of Hawaiian affairs. (SB995 HD3)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:15pm in conference room 224. HANABUSA (BR) HAW, WLO/JUD, FIN
SB1005 SD2 HD2 CD1
Publicity Rights; Commercial Uses
RELATING TO PUBLICITY RIGHTS.
Establishes property rights in the commercial use of a person's name, voice, signature, or likeness. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 28 on 07-15-09. HANABUSA (BR) EBM/TCI, JUD
SB1008 SD1 HD2
Water Quality Standards
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.
Amends state water quality standards for marine waters to conform to federal standards. (SB1008 HD2)
(S ) 6/16/2009 - Act 126, 6/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 743). HANABUSA (BR) EEP/WLO, FIN
SB1046 SD1 HD1
Health Professional Education; Workforce Development; Rural Areas; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds to support the Hawaii Quentin Burdick rural health interdisciplinary training program. (SB1046 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 11:30am in conference room 329. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, HOOSER, IGE, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Galuteria, Ihara, Takamine, Taniguchi HED, HLT, FIN
SB1056 SD2 HD2
Commercial Driver's License; Penalties; Violations; Motor Vehicle
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS.
Conforms penalty for violating an out-of-service order to federal regulation; provides penalty for operating a commercial motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of an amount of 0.04 percent or more and imposes a penalty for operating a commercial motor vehicle with any amount of alcohol concentration.
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Act 046, 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 663). ENGLISH, Baker, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Ihara, Kim, Takamine, Tokuda TRN, JUD
SB1058 SD2 HD2 CD1
Controlled Substances; Medical Marijuana; Salvia Divinorum
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Establishes a task force to examine issues relating to medical cannabis patients and current medical cannabis laws. Establishes a task force to examine the effects of salvia divinorum. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 29 on 07-15-09. ESPERO, ENGLISH, HOOSER, Bunda, Galuteria, Kidani JUD/PBS, HLT, FIN
SB1060 SD1 HD2
Consumer Fireworks; Surcharge
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Reduces the use of consumer fireworks by imposing a surcharge of 50 percent of the gross receipts of the consumer fireworks sold at the retail level. Effective December 15, 2009. (SB1060 HD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:30PM in conference room 312. ESPERO, GREEN, Baker, Bunda, Hee, Ihara, Kidani PBS, TCI, JUD, FIN
SB1065 SD2 HD1 CD1
NELHA; Renewable Energy
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Exempts, under certain conditions, sales of electricity generated by NELHA from renewable energy sources from regulation by the public utilities commission when those sales are made to users located on adjacent property that is leased from the State. (CD1)
(S ) 6/26/2009 - Act 157, 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 774). GABBARD, Bunda, English, Fukunaga, Kidani, Takamine EEP/EBM, CPC
SB1066 SD2 HD1 CD1
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Board of Directors
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Increases the number of directors for NELHA to thirteen, adding two tenant representative directors. (CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2009 - Act 104, 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 721). GABBARD, GREEN, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Kidani, Takamine EEP, EBM, FIN
SB1069 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Community Development Authority; Kakaako Makai
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Requires the Hawaii community development authority to collaborate with and consider the recommendations of the Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council in developing, accepting, and implementing plans for the development of Kakaako makai. (CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2009 - Act 144, 6/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 761). GALUTERIA, Bunda, English, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hee, Hooser, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tsutsui WLO, FIN  HB1581
SB1073 SD1 HD2 CD1
Correctional Facility; Smoking Exception
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Authorizes smoking in designated areas of correctional facilities for employees and volunteers. (CD1)
(S ) 6/8/2009 - Act 099, 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 716). GREEN, Baker, Ige HLT, PBS  HB1579
SB1096 SD2 HD1
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Appropriations
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT.
Appropriates funds for science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics-related programs and K-12 creative media education programs. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SB1096 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 11:35am in conference room 329. IGE, BAKER, FUKUNAGA, GREEN HED/EDN, FIN
SB1107 SD2 HD2 CD1
Condominium Management Education Fund; Condominium Education Trust Fund
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Merges the condominium management education fund into the condominium education trust fund. (CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2009 - Act 129, 6/17/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 746). KOKUBUN, Ige, Takamine, Taniguchi, Tsutsui CPC, FIN
SB1111 SD1 HD1 CD1
Transient Accommodations Tax Rate; Excess Revenue
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides for an additional increase on the gross rental or gross rental proceeds derived from furnishing transient accommodations of 1% beginning on 7/1/09 to 6/30/10 and 2% beginning on 7/1/10; and requires the revenues collected shall be deposited into the general fund. Sunsets 6/30/15. (SB1111 CD1)
(S ) 5/8/2009 - Act 061, 5/8/2009, veto override. NISHIHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, TSUTSUI, Kim, Kokubun, Sakamoto FIN
SB1118 SD2 HD2
Low-Income Housing; Tax Credit
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. Authorizes issuance of GO bonds to fund loans. (SB1118 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 10:15am in conference room 329. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Galuteria, Kidani, Tsutsui HSG, FIN
SB1122 SD2 HD2
Public Employees; Benefits
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
Preserves health, retirement, leave, and other benefits of state and county employees in the event of a furlough. (SB1122 HD2)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 710). TAKAMINE, GREEN, Baker, English, Sakamoto, Taniguchi LAB, FIN
SB1137 SD2 HD3
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Criminal History Record Checks
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to conduct criminal history record checks. (SB1137 HD3)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 5:00PM in conference room 016. HANABUSA (BR) HLT, JUD, FIN
SB1140 SD2 HD3
Health Plan Payments; Critical Access Hospitals; Federally Qualified Health Centers
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Requires all health plans in the State, including government payors, to pay to critical access hospitals no less than an unspecified percentage of costs for all services provided to plan beneficiaries, and to pay to federally qualified health centers no less than their respective prospective payment system rates. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1140 HD3)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. HANABUSA (BR) HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN
SB1142 SD1 HD1 CD1
Physician Assistant; Signing Authority; Liability; Prescribing Medications; Immunizations
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
Authorizes physician assistants to sign certain documents; to provide emergency medical care without supervision; to administer immunizations; to prescribe medications for patients suffering from human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome without preauthorization; limits liability of physician assistants under Good Samaritan laws. (CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 151, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 768). GREEN (BR) HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1381
SB1160 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Common Area Expenses; Hearings
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to assess all the units in a state public housing project for common area expenses; eliminates most procedural requirements to hearings for eviction of tenants from public housing, but requires written notice per federal law; requires evictions from state low-income housing to be conducted by hearings officers appointed by the authority; clarifying that for federal lowincome housing, hearings shall be conducted by eviction board; authorizes an eviction board or hearings officer to consider a tenant's involvement in their child's school in making a determination; prohibits the authority from selling any land developed for any public housing project. (CD1)
(S ) 7/13/2009 - Vetoed on 07-13-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 811). SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Galuteria, Kidani, Tsutsui HSG, FIN
SB1164 SD2 HD2 CD1
Education; Military Children
RELATING TO INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.
Enacts the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children to remove barriers to educational attainment faced by children of military families due to frequent moves and deployment of parents. (CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 152, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 769). SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, KIDANI, Baker, Bunda, English, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Galuteria, Hemmings, Hooser, Ige, Ihara, Kim, Kokubun, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui EDN, EBM, FIN  HB1680
SB1167 SD2 HD1
HTA; President and CEO; Convention Center; Procurement Code
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Makes private contractor operating the Hawaii Convention Center subject to the Hawaii procurement code. Renames and clarifies the duties of the Executive Director of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Removes the sunset date for certain provisions of Act 58, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, relating to HTA. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1167 HD1)
(H ) 4/24/2009 - The committee deferred the measure. NISHIHARA, Galuteria, Kidani, Sakamoto TCI/EBM, FIN
SB1173 SD2 HD3
Energy-Efficiency
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Establishes requirements, standards, guidelines, and incentives for energy-efficiency initiatives and programs. (SB1173 HD3)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30PM in conference room 225. GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GREEN, Baker, Fukunaga, Galuteria, Hemmings, Ige, Ihara, Kidani, Taniguchi EEP/WLO, CPC, FIN  HB1810
SB1183 SD2 HD2 CD1
Employment; Discriminatory Practices; Disability
RELATING TO DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES.
Requires the Hawaii civil rights commission to define in administrative rules certain definitions for purposes of discriminatory employment practices. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 30 on 07-15-09. TAKAMINE, Fukunaga, Hee, Ige, Taniguchi LAB, HUS, JUD
SB1195 SD1 HD2 CD1
Science and Technology; Hawaii State Plan; Economy Growth
RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.
Amends the Hawaii State Planning Act to include references to science and technology initiatives in Hawaii. Amends the department of business, economic development, and tourism's reporting requirement to the legislature on the growth industries of Hawaii. (CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2009 - Act 167, 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 785). FUKUNAGA, Baker, Green, Ige, Kidani, Sakamoto, Slom EBM, WLO
SB1202 SD2 HD2 CD1
Transportation; Energy Efficient Vehicles
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION ENERGY INITIATIVES.
Establishes the development of non-fossil fuel transportation as a state policy goal. Requires the designation of parking spaces for electric vehicles and provides penalties for parking a nonelectric vehicle in reserved spaces. Requires State and county agencies to follow a priority list when purchasing energy-efficient vehicles, including electric vehicles. Includes requirements for developing an electric vehicle infrastructure. Establishes the Transportation Energy Transformation Grant Fund Program. Eff. 7/1/2009. (CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 156, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 773). ENGLISH, ESPERO, KIDANI, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ige, Nishihara, Sakamoto EEP, TRN/EBM, FIN  HB1466
SB1205 SD2 HD3
Health Insurance
RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.
Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lost their health insurance. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1205 HD3)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. TSUTSUI HLT, LAB, FIN
SB1206 SD1 HD1 CD1
Counties; Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
Specifies that, subject to the approval of a county governing body, or in a county with a population of at least 500,000 people that has a county charter provision authorizing a county board to issue revenue bonds in its own name, then the county board may exercise all powers vested in the county with respect to an undertaking or loan program under the board's jurisdiction. Effective 07/01/09. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 31 on 07-15-09. TSUTSUI FIN
SB1218 SD2 HD2 CD1
Mortgage Brokers; Mortgage Loan Originator
RELATING TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS.
Allows the commissioner of financial institutions to regulate, license, examine, and enforce laws regulating mortgage loan originators. Exempts mortgage loan originators from chapter 454, HRS, relating to mortgage brokers and solicitors. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 32 on 07-15-09. BAKER (BR) CPC/JUD, FIN
SB1222 SD1 HD1 CD2
Humane Treatment of Pet Animals
RELATING TO THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF PET ANIMALS.
Clarifies animal cruelty law. Prohibits the confinement of a pet animal in a kennel or cage in a cruel or inhumane manner. Prohibits the tethering, fastening, tying, or restraining of a dog to a dog house, tree, fence, or any other stationary object by means of a choke collar, pinch collar, prong collar, except when walking a dog with a hand-held leash or while the dog is in a supervised activity. Reduces from 20 to 15 the number of dogs or cats required to be possessed for the animal hoarding statute to apply. Extends sunset date of animal hoarding law to 7/1/2015. Eff. 7/1/2009. (CD2)
(S ) 6/26/2009 - Act 160, 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 777). GALUTERIA, Baker, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Green, Hemmings, Ige, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara, Slom, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui JUD  HB1510
SB1223 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Made Products
RELATING TO HAWAII MADE PRODUCTS.
Adds a definition of "craft item" and "perishable consumer commodity". Specifies criteria for the use of the phrase "made in Hawaii" and similar phrases. Directs the department of agriculture to convene a working group composed of stakeholders and county representatives to resolve labeling issues relating to the Hawaii-made products law and to report to the legislature. (CD1)
(S ) 6/1/2009 - Act 080, 6/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 697). GALUTERIA, BAKER, ENGLISH, GABBARD, HEMMINGS, KIDANI, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Green, Ige, Kim, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Slom, Taniguchi AGR, CPC, FIN
SB1224 SD1 HD2 CD1
Airports; Airport Concessions; Leases
RELATING TO AIRPORT CONCESSIONS.
Allows for certain adjustments and modifications to airport concession leases. Effective 07/01/09. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 33 on 07-15-09. GALUTERIA, GREEN, SAKAMOTO, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ige, Kidani, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda TRN, FIN
SB1248 SD1 HD1 CD1
Enterprise Zone Program; Agricultural Producers and Manufacturers
RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.
Authorizes agricultural producers and manufacturers to renew their eligibility in the enterprise zone program and allows receipts, sales, and employees of a business establishment that are located within the same county to count toward qualification. Amends definitions in section 209E-2, HRS. (CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Act 174, 7/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 797). FUKUNAGA, Baker, Espero, Hee, Ige, Slom EBM/AGR, EEP, FIN
SB1250 SD1 HD1 CD1
Teachers; Emergency Hires
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Clarifies that individuals may be employed by the department of education on an emergency basis for no more than four years in the aggregate, beginning July 1, 2009. (CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 531). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
SB1258 SD2 HD2
Renewable Energy
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Makes various revisions to renewable energy and net energy metering provisions. Encourages the development of renewable energy in Hawaii. (SB1258 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 1:30PM in conference room 225. GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, Baker, Espero, Fukunaga, Galuteria, Hooser, Ige, Sakamoto, Tsutsui EEP, WLO, CPC, FIN  HB1468
SB1259 SD2 HD2 CD1
Environmental Response; Liability
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE.
Amends chapter 128D, Hawaii Revised Statutes (environmental response law), to be consistent with federal law, which protects innocent purchasers of, and property owners who are contiguous to, contaminated property from liability for addressing contamination they did not cause. (CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2009 - Act 125, 6/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 742). GABBARD, GREEN, Espero, Galuteria, Ige, Kidani EEP/WLO, JUD  HB428
SB1260 SD1 HD1
Air Pollution; Fees
RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION FEES.
Removes the exemption from fees for air pollution emissions in excess of 4,000 tons annually from covered sources. (SB1260 HD1)
(S ) 5/6/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 042, 5/5/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 658). GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, Galuteria, Ige, Kidani, Sakamoto, Tsutsui EEP, FIN  HB1484
SB1263 SD2 HD3 CD1
Tattoo Artists; Regulation; Licensure; Permits; Temporary License
RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.
Updates the regulation of tattoo artists and tattoo shops in the State. (CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2009 - Act 130, 6/17/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 747). IGE, GREEN, Chun Oakland, Galuteria, Kidani, Nishihara HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB1268 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; County Affordable Housing Credits
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits to DHHL upon DHHL request. Allows credits to be transferred and applied county-wide within the county where credits were earned. (CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 141, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 758). HEE HAW/HSG, FIN
SB1271 SD1 HD1
Government Attrition Policy
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
Provides for a government attrition policy. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1271 HD1)
(H ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 710). KIM, Baker, English, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Galuteria, Hanabusa, Hooser, Ihara, Kidani, Nishihara, Tsutsui FIN, LAB
SB1299 SD1 HD1
Enterprise Zones; Commercial Aviation Training
RELATING TO ADVANCED FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING.
Adds businesses engaged in advanced flight simulator training for pilots, dispatchers, mechanics, or air traffic controllers to the definition of "qualified business" under the state enterprise zone law. (SB1299 HD1)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 4:00pm in conference room 423. HANABUSA (BR), ESPERO EBM, FIN
SB1327 SD1 HD1
Tax Administration; Interest Rate Modification
RELATING TO THE RATE OF INTEREST APPLICABLE TO OVERPAYMENTS OF TAX.
Amends the current interest rate payable on overpayments of tax to the rate of one-third of one per cent for each month or fraction thereof. (SB1327 HD1)
(S ) 5/5/2009 - Act 040, 5/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 656). HANABUSA (BR) FIN
SB1329 SD2 HD2 CD1
Early Learning Council; Department of Education
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Requires the department of education, beginning with the 20102011 school year, to use successful assessment tools and protocols for determining a student's initial placement and for decision making about a student's movement between junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and into grade one; clarifies provisions of the early learning system, established by Act 14, SSLH 2008, including requiring development of a plan to ensure the needs of junior kindergarteners are addressed, authorizing designees for all members of the early learning council, and changing the name of the keiki first steps trust fund to the early learning trust fund. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 194, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 551). CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, SAKAMOTO, Baker, Bunda, English, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Hanabusa, Ige, Kidani, Kokubun, Nishihara, Takamine, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui EDN, FIN
SB1338 SD2 HD2 CD1
Solar Energy, Clotheslines, Household Energy Demand
RELATING TO HOUSEHOLD ENERGY DEMAND.
Allows the use of clotheslines on any privately owned singlefamily residential dwelling or townhouse. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 192, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 549). KIDANI, BAKER, ESPERO, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kim, Taniguchi, Tsutsui EEP/HSG, FIN
SB1343 SD2 HD1
Administratively Established Fees; Fees and Other Assessments
RELATING TO FEES AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS.
Removes administrative agencies' authority to establish fees and replaces administratively established fees with statutory fees. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1343 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:40 PM in conference room 309. KOKUBUN, TAKAMINE, TOKUDA, English, Hanabusa, Hee, Kim, Taniguchi FIN
SB1344 HD2
Medicaid; QUEST; DHS; Positive Enrollment; Insurance Entities
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Eliminates positive enrollment for QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access recipients. Requires insurance entities contracting to provide Medicaid services to enter into written contracts with at least fifty per cent of hospitals and providers in their coverage areas. Takes effect January 1, 2050. (SB1344 HD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 5:00pm in conference room 229. KOKUBUN (BR), Baker HUS/HLT, CPC, FIN
SB1345 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Lands; Leasehold; Agricultural Uses; Condemnation; Withdrawal; Compensation; Lease Extension
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Provides for fair compensation, including an automatic lease extension, when leased public land for agricultural or pastoral uses is withdrawn, condemned, or taken for public purposes. (CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 532). KOKUBUN, HEE, TAKAMINE, TOKUDA, English, Taniguchi WLO/AGR, FIN
SB1350 SD2 HD1 CD1
Kakaako Community Development District, Mauka Area; Reserved Housing
RELATING TO KAKAAKO.
Increases the reserved housing requirement for a development in the Kakaako community development district, mauka area. (CD1)
(S ) 7/13/2009 - Vetoed on 07-13-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 812). TANIGUCHI WLO/HSG
SB1352 SD2 HD2 CD1
Bureau of Conveyances; Electronic Recording; Fee Time Share Interest
RELATING TO BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES.
Transfers fee time share interest from the land court system to the regular system. Allows owner to "opt out" of land court and deregister land to regular system. Establishes a working group to resolve implementation issues. Establishes a pilot program to implement electronic recording of fee time share interests. Allows bureau of conveyances to charge a fee for deregistration of a fee time share interest. Allows electronic filing of land court and regular system documents and instruments. (CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 120, 6/15/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 737). TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Bunda, Espero, Ige, Kidani WLO, JUD, FIN
SB1461 SD2 HD1 CD2
General Excise Tax, Earlier Monthly Filing; Tax Returns, Electronic Filing; Withheld Taxes; Semi-weekly Schedule
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Advances date of filing of monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual general excise tax returns from the last day of the calendar, quarterly, or semi-annual month to the 20th day. Requires any person required to electronically file or remit a federal return or taxes to also electronically file and remit a state return of all state taxes to the department of taxation. Requires any employer required to remit any withheld taxes to the federal government on a semi-weekly schedule, to also remit the complete amount of tax withheld to the department of taxation on a semiweekly schedule. Extends the tax exemption under Act 239, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007 one year to December 31, 2010. (CD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 196, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 553). HOOSER FIN
SB1568 SD2 HD1
Unemployment Insurance
RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.
Extends unemployment benefits to individuals seeking part-time work and to workers separated from employment for a compelling family reason. (SB1568 HD1)
(S ) 7/2/2009 - Act 171, 7/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 790). HOOSER LAB, HUS, FIN
SB1611 SD2 HD2
Highway Modernization Program; Taxes; Fees; Pilot Programs
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Authorizes the department of transportation to pursue a comprehensive six-year modernization program and provides it sufficient resources to implement the plan by amending the state liquid fuel tax, state vehicle registration fee, state vehicle weight fee, and rental motor vehicle surcharge through increases of the various taxes and the flat rate amount in sections 243-4(a), 249-31, 249-33(a), and 251-2(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes the implementation of a Vehicle Miles Traveled Pilot Program. (SB1611 HD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 05-01-09 at 5:30pm in Conference Room 225. ENGLISH, Baker, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Hanabusa, Kidani, Nishihara, Takamine, Tokuda, Tsutsui TRN, FIN
SB1621 SD2 HD2
Labor Unions; Private Sector
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Certifies entities as exclusive representatives without an election where no other representatives are certified as the exclusive bargaining representatives. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1621 HD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:15pm in conference room 312. TAKAMINE, Espero, Fukunaga, Hee, Kim, Kokubun, Taniguchi, Tokuda LAB, EBM, FIN
SB1664 SD2 HD2 CD1
Employment Security; Partial Unemployment; Unemployment Benefits
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Adds definitions relating to partial unemployment and sets out claimants' eligibility, claims filing, and registration requirements, and employers' reporting requirements for partial unemployment. (CD1)
(S ) 7/2/2009 - Act 170, 7/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 789). TAKAMINE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Gabbard, Taniguchi LAB, FIN
SB1665 SD2 HD1 CD1
Workforce Development; University of Hawaii Community Colleges; Reed Act Funds; Appropriation
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
Enhances the workforce development capacity of Hawaii's community colleges by establishing a skilled worker and business development center to provide workforce training to meet the rapidly evolving needs of both employers and employees. Appropriates Reed Act funds. (CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 34 on 07-15-09. TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TAKAMINE, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Gabbard, Taniguchi HED/LAB, FIN
SB1673 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Regional Systems; New Entity
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes a facility or regional health care system under the Hawaii health systems corporation to transition into a new legal entity; amends the maintenance of services requirements; authorizes criminal history record checks; amends corporation board membership; requires an annual internal audit of the management and operations of the corporation and regions. (CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 182, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 539). HANABUSA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Gabbard, Takamine
SB1674 SD2 HD2 CD1
UH; CIP; Revenue Bonds; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Increases the amount of revenue bond proceeds authorized by Act 161, SLH 2007, from $100,000,000 to $200,000,000; appropriates from the revenue bond proceeds $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2008-2009 and $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2009-2010, with unexpended and unencumbered balances to lapse on June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2015, respectively. (CD1)
(S ) 6/8/2009 - Act 094, 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 711). TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Kokubun, Takamine HED, FIN
SB1677 SD1 HD2 CD1
Ceded Lands; Sale or Gift
RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Requires two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to adopt a concurrent resolution to sell or give away certain public lands. Requires notice to be provided to the office of Hawaiian affairs for sales, gifts, and exchanges. (CD1)
(S ) 7/13/2009 - Act 176, 7/13/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 809). HANABUSA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, GREEN, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Galuteria, Kidani, Takamine, Taniguchi HAW, WLO/JUD, FIN
SB1678 SD3 HD1 CD1
Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Amendments
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement. Effective when the United States Congress enacts legislation by consenting to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. (CD1)
(S ) 7/15/2009 - Veto overridden - 2/3's vote: Ayes, 23; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 2 (Senator(s) Hemmings, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). FUKUNAGA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Gabbard, Kidani, Takamine, Taniguchi FIN
SB1679 SD2 HD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Appropriation; Education; Human Services; Health Programs
RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to maintain levels of programs for education, human services, and health. Effective July 1, 2090. (HB1679 HD1)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05-01-09 1:30pm in conference room 229. CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TAKAMINE, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Baker, Bunda, Gabbard, Kim, Taniguchi HLT/HUS, FIN