Hawaii State Legislature
2011 Notice of Veto
Proclamations giving notice of Governor’s plan to return bills with objections
   
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HB56 HD2 SD2 CD1
Child Custody; Grandparent Visitation
RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Permits family court to award reasonable visitation to grandparents if the denial of visitation would cause significant harm to the child. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that visitation decisions made by a parent are in the best interests of the child. Presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence. Identifies factors the court shall consider in awarding visitation. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB56 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1340). TAKAI, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, HANOHANO, ITO, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, PINE, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima, Rhoads, Saiki, Souki HMS, JDL  SB969
HB318 HD2 SD2
Health; Civil Defense; Agriculture; Vog
RELATING TO VOG.
Establishes a interagency task force on vog to discuss the impact of vog on the people of Hawaii and find ways to address these issues. (SD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 229, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1333). HERKES, HANOHANO PGM, WAM
HB545 HD1 SD1 CD1
Online Voter Registration
RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
Requires electronic voter registration on the website of the office of elections by January 1, 2014. Establishes requirements for online voter registration, including identification and affidavits. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB545 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1341). B. OSHIRO, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKIOKA JDL
HB667 HD1 SD2 CD1
Department of Agriculture; Food Safety and Security Program
RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Creates the food safety and security program within the Department of Agriculture. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB667 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1342). EVANS ERB, AGR, FIN
HB680 SD2 CD1
Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council; Repeal
RELATING TO KAKAAKO.
Repeals the requirement that the Hawaii Community Development Authority consider recommendations by the Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council in developing, accepting, and implementing any plans for the Kakaako makai area. (HB680 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 234, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1338). ITO, AWANA, CHANG, CHONG, HAR, MCKELVEY, TSUJI WLO, FIN
HB1134 HD1 SD2
Health Insurance; Prepaid Health Care
RELATING TO PREPAID HEALTH CARE.
Repeals part V of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act and Act 99, Session Laws of Hawaii 1994, relating to the future termination of the prepaid health care law. (SD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 228, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332). B. OSHIRO HTH/CPN, JDL
HB1155 HD1 SD1 CD1
Crimes; Repeat Offenders
RELATING TO REPEAT OFFENDERS.
Specifying class A and B felonies that require mandatory minimum prison terms under the repeat offender statute. Reinstating, adding, and deleting certain class C felonies that require the mandatory minimum prison terms under the repeat offender statute. (HB1155 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1343). HANOHANO JDL
HB1164 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Lands; Sand Island
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to consider the sale or exchange of Sand Island parcels to leaseholders. Requires a report of findings and recommendations to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1164 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 235, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1339). SAY (BR) WLH, WAM
HB1230 HD2 SD1 CD1
Building Permits; Structures; Agricultural and Aquacultural Use
RELATING TO BUILDING PERMITS.
Exempts construction of certain nonresidential structures used for agricultural or aquacultural operations from county building permit requirements, under certain conditions. Effective
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1344). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA AGL/WLH/PGM
HB1405 HD1 SD1 CD1
Greenways and Trials; Smart Development
RELATING TO PLANNING.
Requires the Office of Planning to establish a statewide system of greenways and trails. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1405 CD1)
(H ) 7/12/2011 - Act 233, on 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1337). JORDAN WLO, HAW, JUD, FIN
HB1505 HD2 SD1 CD1
State Facilities; Public-private Partnership
RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES.
Establishes the state facility renovation partnership program. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1505 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Act 231, 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335). HAR, ITO WLH, WAM
HB1520 HD2 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate an On-bill Financing Program (Program) for residential electric utility customers to finance purchases of energy efficient or renewable energy devices and systems through their regular electric utility bills. Authorizes PUC to implement a Program by decision and order or by rules if the program is found to be viable. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1520 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2011 - Act 204, on 7/8/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308). MORITA ENE, CPN
HB1654 HD1 SD1 CD1
Termination of Permits; Group Homes
RELATING TO GROUP LIVING FACILITIES.
Terminates a conditional use permit issued by a county agency to facilities intended for group living facilities or group homes that do not use the permits or cease operations for one year. (HB1654 CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). MANAHAN, CABANILLA HLT, HUS, WLO
SB23 SD1 HD2 CD1
Aha Kiole Advisory Council; Appropriation
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.
Establishes within the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the aha kiole advisory council, which may advise the Office of the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the Legislature on issues related to land and natural resource management through the aha moku system. Requires the aha kiole advisory council to submit an annual report to the Office of the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the Legislature at least 20 days prior to the convening of each regular session, on all recommendations made by the aha kiole advisory council and the resulting action taken by the Department of Land and Natural Resources over the course of the year. Appropriates funds for an executive director. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). GALUTERIA (BR) HAW/WLO, FIN
SB23 SD1 HD2 CD1
Aha Kiole Advisory Council; Appropriation
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.
Establishes within the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the aha kiole advisory council, which may advise the Office of the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the Legislature on issues related to land and natural resource management through the aha moku system. Requires the aha kiole advisory council to submit an annual report to the Office of the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the Legislature at least 20 days prior to the convening of each regular session, on all recommendations made by the aha kiole advisory council and the resulting action taken by the Department of Land and Natural Resources over the course of the year. Appropriates funds for an executive director. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). GALUTERIA (BR) HAW/WLO, FIN
SB40 SD2 HD2 CD1
Pseudoephedrine; Tracking
RELATING TO PSEUDOEPHEDRINE.
Establishes a tracking system for the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine base. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1347). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, GREEN, Espero, Ihara, Nishihara HLT, CPC/JUD
SB44 SD1 HD1 CD1
Inmate Rehabilitation; Reentry System; Performance Indicators
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires the department of public safety to establish performance indicators for inmate reentry system.  Requires reports, using key performance indicators, to be provided to the legislature.  Creates the corrections and program report as a consolidated report of other annual reports. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1348). ESPERO, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Ige, Kidani, Slom PBM, FIN
SB49 SD1 HD2 CD1
Correctional Facility Deaths; Reporting Requirements
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Requires the director of public safety to report to the governor, and the governor to report to the legislature, any death of an inmate or correctional facility employee within forty-eight hours. Requires the director of public safety to immediately report the official cause of death of the inmate or correctional facility employee to the governor and the governor to immediately report the official cause of death to the legislature. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1349). ESPERO, Galuteria, Ige, Ihara, Kidani, Ryan PBM, LMG
SB217 SD2 HD2 CD1
Limitation of Actions; Sexual Offenses Against Minors
RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS.
Eliminates the statute of limitations for civil actions brought by persons subjected to sexual offenses as a minor against the natural person who committed the act or acts constituting the sexual offense. Authorizes suits against a legal entity in certain circumstances. Revives for a two-year period certain actions for which the statute of limitations had previously lapsed. Authorizes a court to award attorney's fees to a defendant under certain circumstances. Requires a certificate of merit for all plaintiffs. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1350). SHIMABUKURO, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Fukunaga, Kim, Ryan, Solomon HUS, JUD
SB590 SD1 HD2
Federal Stimulus Program; Oversight Commission
RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.
Extends the sunset date of the legislative federal economic stimulus program oversight commission from June 30, 2011, to December 31, 2011. Effective June 29, 2011. (SB590 HD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1351). TSUTSUI ERB, LMG, FIN
SB590 SD1 HD2
Federal Stimulus Program; Oversight Commission
RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.
Extends the sunset date of the legislative federal economic stimulus program oversight commission from June 30, 2011, to December 31, 2011. Effective June 29, 2011. (SB590 HD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1351). TSUTSUI ERB, LMG, FIN
SB1417 SD1 HD1
State Rehabilitation Council
RELATING TO THE STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL.
Establishes the minimum number of members necessary to constitute a quorum to do business at ten. Establishes the number of votes necessary to validate any action of the Council as the concurrence of at least a majority of quorum. Repeal June 30, 2013. (SB1417 HD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1352). KOUCHI (BR) HUS  HB1565
SB1493 SD1 HD3 CD1
Outdoor Lighting; Starlight Reserve
RELATING TO LIGHT POLLUTION.
Requires every new and replacement outdoor light fixtures to be fully shielded beginning on July 1, 2013, with certain exemptions. Specifies that replacement of existing roadway lighting may be partially shielded under certain conditions. (CD1)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1353). ESPERO, SHIMABUKURO TRN, EEP, FIN
SB1511 SD1 HD2 CD1
Commercial Aquaculture Leases
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
Increases the maximum lease terms for aquaculture operations from 35 to 65 years. Allows aquaculture operations in good standing to renew their lease. Allows for supportive aquaculture activities. Defines "aquaculture" under Section 171-59(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes. (CD1)
(H ) 7/12/2011 - Act 232, on 7/12/2011 (Gov. Msg. No. 1336). WAKAI WLO/AGR, TRN, FIN
SB1559 SD2 HD2
Important Agricultural Lands; Incentives
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Establishes incentives for important agricultural lands. (SB1559 HD2)
(S ) 7/12/2011 - Vetoed on 07-12-11 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1354). DELA CRUZ AGR/WLO, CPC, FIN