Hawaii State Legislature
2010 Notice of Veto
Proclamations giving notice of Governor’s plan to return bills with objections
   
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HB415 HD2 SD2 CD1
Corrections; Audit; Department of Public Safety Contracts
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Directs the auditor to conduct an audit of the Department of Public Safety's contracts for prison beds and services outside of Hawaii and with the federal detention center in Honolulu. (HB415 CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2010 - Vetoed on 06-24-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 638). HANOHANO PBS, FIN
HB444 HD1 SD1
Civil Unions
RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.
Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 652). B. OSHIRO, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, HANOHANO, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chang, Herkes, Shimabukuro, Wooley JGO
HB865 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Highways; Transfer
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Creates a state and county transportation working group to study the feasibility of transferring all applicable state highway maintenance functions to counties with populations that, according to the United States Census Bureau, had a population between one hundred thousand and one-hundred thirty-five thousand in the 2000 Census. Requires a report to be submitted to the legislature. Effective July 1, 2010. (HB865 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 653). HAR, CARROLL, CHANG, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Coffman TRN, WLO, FIN  SB715
HB921 HD1 SD2
999-year Homestead Lease; Assignment
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Allows 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to land trusts that are created for purposes of managing and holding the homestead leasehold estate for the benefit of the lessee and lessee's family members. Allows trustee of land trust to assume obligations of lessee. (SD2)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 654). WOOLEY WLO, HAW, FIN
HB1015 HD1 SD2 CD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Obligation of Funds; Commercial Leases
RELATING TO OBLIGATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST FUND.
Temporarily enables DHHL to begin construction on housing and other projects without having the full and final amount of the capital costs on hand at the beginning of the project. Sunsets June 30, 2012. Establishes procedures for DHHL to determine the disposition of lands and extensions of leases for commercial and multipurpose projects. Requires DHHL to submit annual reports and deposit commercial lease revenues into the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Fund. Specifies fifteen per cent of revenues generated from lease extensions to be deposited into the Native Hawaiian Rehabilitation Fund. (HB1015 CD1)
(H ) 7/2/2010 - Act 187, on 7/2/2010 (Gov. Msg. No. 411). SAY (BR) HAW, WLO, FIN  SB833
HB1212 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Documents; Privacy
RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
Provides that there is no significant privacy interest for the record of complaints including all dispositions compiled as part of an inquiry into an individual's fitness to be granted or to retain a license, but in the case of persons licensed under title 25, the provision only applies to the record of complaints resolved against that person. Effective upon its approval. Sunsets July 1, 2013. (HB1212 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 655). SAY, YAMANE JGO
HB1665 HD1 SD2 CD1
Government-owned Hawaiian Fishponds; Prohibition on Sale
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
Prohibits the sale of fee interests of public lands on which government-owned Hawaiian fishponds are located. (HB1665 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 210, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 702). HANOHANO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, EVANS, HAR, C. LEE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORITA, SHIMABUKURO, WARD, Carroll, Coffman, Saiki, Wooley HAW, WLO, FIN
HB1907 HD1 SD1 CD1
Itemized Deductions - Limits; Capital Goods Excise Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Temporarily places a cap on itemized deductions claimed on state income tax returns until January 1, 2016. Removes the refunding feature of the capital goods excise tax credit for eligible depreciable tangible personal property placed in service after December 31, 2009, but before January 1, 2015. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2010. (HB1907 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2010 - Vetoed on 07-01-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 649). SAY WAM
HB2083 HD1 SD2
Milk; Labeling; Date of Pasteurization or Packaging
RELATING TO MILK LABELING.
Requires milk beverages to be labeled with the date of pasteurization or the date of packaging. Effective January 1, 2011. (SD2)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 656). YAMANE, AQUINO, HAR, MANAHAN, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA, Chong, Herkes, Ito, M. Lee, Tsuji WTL, CPN
HB2133 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement; Reseller Agreements
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires the State Procurement Office to authorize reseller agreements in multi-state contracting agreements and to place orders directly with local resellers designated by original equipment manufacturers; defines "local reseller." (HB2133 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 657). B. OSHIRO, HERKES, MAGAOAY, YAMASHITA, Chong, McKelvey, Say EDT, JGO
HB2152 HD1 SD1
Persons with Disabilities; Fees
RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Authorizes the disability and communication access board to charge a fee to defray expenses of review of construction plans to ensure compliance with laws relating to access to persons with disabilities. Establishes temporary fees until the board adopts permanent fees. Requires report to the legislature. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 658). M. LEE, BROWER, CHONG, CHOY, COFFMAN, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAGUM, TOKIOKA HTH, WAM  SB2267
HB2239 SD2 CD1
Deposit Beverage Container Program; Dietary Supplements
RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Removes the exemption for dietary supplements from the deposit beverage container program.
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 659). MORITA, BELATTI, CABANILLA, CHANG, CHING, COFFMAN, HAR, C. LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, THIELEN, Chong, Ito, McKelvey, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB2420
HB2283 HD2 SD1 CD1
Public Procurement; Ethics
RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
Requires government purchasers and private entities offering goods and services for sale to government purchasers to follow ethical principles in matters relating to procurement. (HB2283 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 207, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 699). B. OSHIRO, HERKES, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Chong, Say JGO
HB2289 HD2 SD1 CD1
Gift Certificates
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Extends the minimum expiration period for gift certificates from two to five years except for paper gift certificates; Allows limited issuance or activation fees to be imposed; Amends the definition of "gift certificate;" Defines "service fee" to exclude activation or issuance fees. (HB2289 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 195, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 687). HERKES CPN
HB2318 HD2 SD1 CD1
HPHA; Housing First Programs and Special Fund; Conveyance Tax
RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.
Establishes the Housing First Special Fund. Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to implement Housing First programs and services as the Authority deems appropriate for clientele who would most likely benefit and succeed from housing first programs, and subject to the availability of existing funds or housing first special fund moneys. (HB2318 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 212, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 704). CABANILLA, CHANG, ITO, MIZUNO HSG/WLO, HLT/HUS, FIN
HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1
Board of Education; Appointment; Selection Advisory Council
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the members of the Board of Education to be nominated and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the Governor from lists of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Board of Education Selection Advisory Council. (HB2377 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 660). TAKUMI, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHANG, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, C. LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORITA, PINE, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Choy, Coffman, Magaoay, McKelvey, Nakashima EDH, WAM  SB2351
HB2441 HD2 SD2 CD1
Procurement; 30-Day Contract Award Deadline; Gifts to the State
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires contracts for DHHL and DOT projects to be awarded within 30 days of the bid opening date, subject to sufficient available funding and an extension for further negotiations to benefit the public. Requires DHHL and DOT contracts for design professional services to be awarded within 45 days of the bid opening date. Specifies that gifts made to the State shall not constitute or require a procurement contract. Sunsets on
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 661). SAY (BR) TIA/WTL, JGO
HB2497 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.
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 662). EVANS ENE, WAM  SB2926
HB2583 SD2 CD1
Shark Feeding; Penalties; Impounded Vessels; State Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO IMPOUNDED VESSELS.
Establishes civil penalties for shark feeding, including impoundment and forfeiture of any commercial marine vessel, and administrative fines; clarifies that all costs and expenses associated with the disposal of an impounded unauthorized vessel by the department of land and natural resources shall be borne by the vessel owner. (HB2583 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 663). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM  SB2736
HB2644 HD2 SD2 CD1
Solid Waste; Disposal Surcharge
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Applies the solid waste disposal surcharge to waste that is deposited in a landfill, incinerator, or waste-to-energy facility, and applies the surcharge to waste that is shipped out-of-state for disposal. (HB2644 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 664). MORITA ENE/TIA, WAM
HB2708 HD1 SD1
Statewide Transportation Plan; Public Involvement
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a public involvement process when developing the statewide transportation plan. Effective on approval. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 665). AQUINO, AWANA, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, NAKASHIMA, SOUKI, TAKUMI, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Saiki TIA
HB2774 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Human Services; QUEST
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Makes amendments to the QUEST psychotropic medication benefits; provides a state lump-sum death benefit in an amount equal to the Social Security Administration's lump-sum death benefit for deceased medical or financial assistance recipients who are ineligible for the Social Security Administration benefit. Prohibits the DHS from making any expenditures of funds appropriated for Medicaid on any programs not specifically related to Medicaid or not authorized by the Legislature and restricts the use funds for the Hawaii Premium Plus Program. Sunsets June 30, 2012. (HB2774 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 205, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 697). CHONG HMS/HTH, WAM
SB1105 SD2 HD1 CD1
Legislative Hearings; Studies and Reports
RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS AND PROCEDURES.
Requires any report of a study or an audit made by an executive department or agency, including the Hawaii health systems corporation, and by the legislative reference bureau, auditor, judiciary, or office of Hawaiian affairs, to be submitted to the clerk of each house, senate president, speaker of the house, chairs of the appropriate subject matter committee of each house, and the legislative reference bureau library. Requires a public hearing or informational briefing, except if waived by the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives. Excludes certain routine reports. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 666). KIM, Espero, Galuteria, Hooser, Kidani, Kokubun, Sakamoto, Tsutsui LMG, FIN
SB2001 SD1 HD1
Tax Credit; Research Activities
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the tax credit for research activities for one year. Repeals the technology infrastructure and high technology business investment tax credits effective May 1, 2010. (SB2001 HD1)
(S ) 7/1/2010 - Vetoed on 07-01-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 648). NISHIHARA FIN
SB2020 HD2 CD1
Real Property; Leasehold; Lease Rent Renegotiation
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Extends repeal date of Act 189, SLH 2009, to 6/30/2013. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 667). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, Fukunaga EBM, JUD
SB2045 SD1 HD1 CD1
Human Trafficking Offenses; Crime
RELATING TO CRIME.
Establishes class A and B felony sexual human trafficking offenses. Includes sexual human trafficking offenses in the official proceedings or investigations that are to be given greatest priority for purposes of witness protection programs. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 668). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Bunda JUD  HB1940
SB2165 SD1 HD2 CD1
Guards and Guard Agencies; Training, Instruction, and Continuing Education
RELATING TO PRIVATE GUARDS.
Establishes registration and licensure requirements, including training, instruction, and continuing education for guards and individuals acting in a guard capacity. Directs the board of private detectives and guards to make rules. New registration and licensure requirements effective July 1, 2013. Sunsets July 1, 2016. (CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2010 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 208, 7/6/2010, (Gov. Msg. No. 700). BAKER, ESPERO, Green, Ige, Ihara, Taniguchi CPC, FIN
SB2324 SD2 HD2 CD1
Unemployment Benefits; Disqualification; Part-time Work
RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Authorizes an individual who is attached to a regular employer that is not offering work to still receive unemployment insurance benefits even if that individual voluntarily or involuntarily separates from part-time employment, with or without good cause. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 669). TAKAMINE, Gabbard, Hee, Kidani, Nishihara, Taniguchi LAB, FIN  HB2257
SB2434 SD1 HD1 CD1
Education; Salary Adjustments
RELATING TO SALARIES.
Adjusts the salaries and includes performance bonuses for the superintendent of education, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendents, complex area superintendents, and state librarian beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Effective July 1, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 670). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
SB2473 SD1 HD2 CD1
Elderly Housing; Kupuna; Grandchildren
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Allows grandchildren of elderly housing project residents to temporarily reside with the residents in certain family crisis situations. Affords residents evicted for raising grandchildren-in-crisis in their housing project units priority status to return to project housing. Effective July 1, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 671). GALUTERIA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, IHARA, KIDANI, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Bunda, Gabbard, Hemmings, Kim, Nishihara, Slom, Taniguchi HSG, FIN
SB2491 SD2 HD1 CD1
Telehealth Study; Medicaid QUEST
RELATING TO TELEMEDICINE.
Requires a study on the inclusion of telehealth services in medical malpractice coverage. Prohibits the department of human services from requiring its approval for medicaid or QUEST plans to deliver services through telehealth for mobile medical van programs in rural counties. Effective upon approval. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 672). IGE, Kokubun HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB2534 SD2 HD1 CD1
Release on Bail; Procedure
RELATING TO BAIL.
Requires law enforcement agencies to accept cash bonds, certified copies of pre-filed bonds, and original surety or own recognizance bonds when the court is closed on weekends and holidays. Specifies from whom bail may be accepted. Requires prompt release after acceptance of bail. Requires payment of bond filing fee. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 673). TANIGUCHI JUD, FIN
SB2547 SD1 HD1
Small Boat Harbors; Permits
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Requires small boat harbor vessel permittees who, in the course of providing an excursion using state boating facilities, disembark fare-paying passengers in certain counties with the expectation that they will visit state property adjacent to quasi-public property during the excursion, to accompany passengers at all times while ashore. Effective July 1, 2010. (SB2547 HD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 674). FUKUNAGA WLO
SB2566 HD2 CD1
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits
RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.
Clarifies that a physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for a subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board-certified or licensed specialist. Allows for the one-time consultation to be referred to a board-certified or licensed specialist working in a facility in which a physician or surgeon may have a financial interest. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 675). TAKAMINE, Bunda, Gabbard, Hee, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda LAB, CPC, FIN
SB2610 HD1 CD1
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. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 676). BAKER, English, Hooser, Ihara, Kidani, Tokuda, Tsutsui WLO, FIN  HB2171
SB2849 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii EUTF; Allotment; Trust Fund Benefits; Trustee; Vote
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Restricts all appropriations by the legislature for contributions to the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund from being subject to the allotment procedures under chapter 37 or the powers of the governor and director of finance under sections 37-32 through 37-41; provides each of the six trustees of the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund with one vote; requires any action by the board to receive at least six votes from the trustees; clarifies that funds designated to pay trust fund benefits shall not be transferred. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 677). TAKAMINE, Baker, Hooser, Kim, Kokubun, Taniguchi, Tsutsui FIN, LAB  HB2749
SB2883 SD1 HD2 CD1
Employment Practices; Sick Leave Benefits
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee legitimately uses accrued and available sick leave. Limited to employers with one hundred or more employees and a collective bargaining agreement. Exempts cases where an employee is unable to fulfill essential job functions. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 678). TAKAMINE LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2935
SB2919 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Public Safety; Security of Hawaii State Hospital
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL.
Requires the department of public safety to provide security at Hawaii state hospital. Requires a report from department of health, in collaboration with department of public safety, to the legislature on the plan for the provision of short- and long-term security for the needs of the forensic population of the Hawaii state hospital. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 679). TOKUDA, BAKER, ESPERO, Hee HLT, PBS, FIN
SB2951 SD2 HD2 CD1
Leased Public Lands; Withdrawal; Compensation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Provides for fair compensation when leased public land for agricultural or pastoral uses is withdrawn, condemned, or taken for public purposes. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 680). TAKAMINE WLO/AGR, FIN