Hawaii State Legislature
2009 Bills Passed
Bills that have been approved in final form by both houses and have been enrolled and sent to the Governor for approval.
   
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HB28 HD1 SD2 CD1
Dead Bodies; Prohibitions; Penalty
RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.
Adds to the prohibition against buying dead human bodies, the selling and commercial display of dead human bodies. Defines the terms "dead human body" and "museum facility." Increases the fine for violations to up to $5,000. (HB28 CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 118, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 735). M. OSHIRO HTH, JGO
HB31 SD1 CD1
Employment; Credit History Prohibited
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Establishes employer's use of individual's credit history in hiring and termination decisions as an unlawful discriminatory practice; provided that the individual's credit information directly relates to a bona fide occupational qualification and that employers expressly permitted to inquire into credit history for employment purposes pursuant to any federal or state law, managerial and supervisory employees, and certain financial institutions are exempt. Takes effect July 1, 2009. (HB31 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 1 on 07-15-09. M. OSHIRO LAB, CPC, JUD
HB34 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Declaration
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB34 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 163, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 780). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB35 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mandatory Tax Credit; Constitution
RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Provides a mandatory tax credit to taxpayers pursuant to Article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. (HB35 CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2009 - Act 084, on 6/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 380). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB36 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sanitation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Changes the name of the Environmental Health Education Fund to the Sanitation and Environmental Health Fund and allows the Fund to be used for sanitation program activities. (HB36 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Vetoed on 07-10-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 798). M. OSHIRO ENE, WAM
HB111 SD2 CD1
State Salary; Indebtedness
RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.
Establishes a 2-year statute of limitations for recovering indebtedness to the State through withholding of state salaries. Calculates retirement benefits based on what the employee's salary should have been. (HB111 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 190, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 547). RHOADS LBR, WAM
HB128 HD1 SD1 CD2
Elections; Campaign Financing
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Organizes, clarifies, updates, and recodifies campaign finance laws. Restricts limitation on contributions by contractors with the state to contributions by non-bid contractors only. Increases percentage limit on contributions by non-residents from 20% to 30%. Allows for pro-rata attribution of contributions by partnerships and limited liability companies. Allows campaign funds to be used for donations to public schools or public libraries, subject to limitations. (HB128 CD2)
(S ) 7/15/2009 - Veto overridden - 2/3's vote: Ayes, 22; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 3 (Senator(s) Hemmings, Ihara, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU JGO
HB135
Kamehameha Butterfly; State Insect
RELATING TO THE STATE INSECT.
Designates the Kamehameha butterfly as the state insect.
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 015, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 626). B. OSHIRO, Karamatsu EDT
HB179 SD2
Public School Facilities Repair and Maintenance
RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Repeals two subsections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes regarding the cost of electricity and maintenance for air conditioners not installed by the department of accounting and general services and repair and maintenance for donated fixtures and equipment. (SD2)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 063, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 680). TAKUMI EDH, WAM
HB183 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Increases the membership on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Allows HTSB to employ an executive director for a term of up to four years, who shall be appointed by BOE, and also allow HTSB to terminate the executive director's contract for cause. Requires HTSB to submit its annual report to BOE. Authorizes HTSB to determine the manner in which licensing fees are collected. Authorizes HTSB to adopt, amend, repeal, or suspend its policies and standards. Authorizes HTSB to grant additional licensing extensions through June 30, 2010. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to temporarily suspend its rules in extenuating circumstances. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to amend licensing-related fees and set or amend other charges related to the performance of HTSB's duties. Requires HTSB, DOE, and the Charter School Administrative Office to implement interim policies and procedures for the mutual sharing of data necessary for licensing and verifying the status of teachers. Develops specific recommendations to address the concerns raised in auditor's Report No. 09-05 regarding HTSB's accountability structure. (HB183 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 2 on 07-15-09. TAKUMI EDH, WAM  SB142
HB200 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Budget
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB200 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 162, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 779). SAY (BR) WAM  SB200
HB262 HD2 SD2 CD1
Insurance Fraud
RELATING TO INSURANCE FRAUD.
Expands the authority of the insurance division's insurance fraud investigations unit, renamed the insurance fraud investigation branch, to prevent, investigate, and prosecute -- both civilly and criminally -- insurance fraud beyond motor vehicle insurance cases to all lines of insurance except workers' compensation. (HB262 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 149, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 766). HERKES CPN, JGO
HB267 HD2 SD1
Motor Vehicle Rental Industry; Interisland Transport
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Eases documentation requirements for rental cars transported by any water carrier authorized to transport vehicles interisland by the State PUC; provided that the water carrier has a written contract with the owner of the rental car, and records and retains certain information about the vehicle and its transport. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 047, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 335). HERKES TIA, CPN
HB271 SD2 CD1
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Permits the registrar of the bureau of conveyances to accept electronic documents with electronic signatures for recording, to provide electronic documents in response to a request, and to convert existing records to electronic format. (HB271 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2009 - Act 102, on 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 400). HERKES WLO, JUD, CPC, FIN
HB274
Patriot Day
RELATING TO PATRIOT DAY.
Designates September 11 as Patriot Day.
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 014, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 625). MIZUNO, BROWER EDT
HB293 HD1
Protective Proceedings
RELATING TO PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS.
Modifies requirements related to the basis for court appointment of a conservator. (HB293 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Act 021, 4/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 633). SAY (BR) JGO
HB294 HD1
Personal Liability of Trustee to Third Parties
RELATING TO PERSONAL LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE TO THIRD PARTIES.
Amends Hawaii Probate Code provisions on personal liability of a trustee for consistency with Uniform Probate Code. (HB294 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Act 022, 4/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 634). SAY (BR) JGO
HB300 HD1 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Judiciary for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB300 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 139, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 756). SAY (BR) JGO, WAM
HB302 HD1
Legislative Appropriations
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, AND THE OMBUDSMAN.
Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, and Ombudsman. (HB302 HD1)
(S ) 2/18/2009 - Act 001, 2/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 440). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB319 HD1 SD1
Family Leave; Notification of Benefits
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Requires employers to post notice of employees' entitlement to family leave. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 048, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 336). M. LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA, HANOHANO, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, LUKE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PINE, THIELEN, Berg, Marumoto LBR  SB823
HB343 HD1 SD2 CD1
Primary Health Care; Rural Areas
RELATING TO RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING.
Appropriates funds to develop a statewide rural primary health care training program and support the family medicine residency program of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. (HB343 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 3 on 07-15-09. CHANG, BERTRAM, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, SAGUM, SHIMABUKURO, TSUJI, Nakashima, Say, Souki, Takumi, Yamashita HLT, HED, FIN
HB358 HD1 SD1 CD1
Drug Court; Secure Treatment Facilities
RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.
Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities. (HB358 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 4 on 07-15-09. CABANILLA, Keith-Agaran PSM, JGO
HB366 HD2 SD2 CD1
Manta Rays; Poaching and Commercial Fishing Prohibited
RELATING TO MANTA RAYS.
Establishes fines and penalties for any person who knowingly captures or kills a manta ray within state marine waters. Provides an exception for special permits granted for scientific, education, management, or propagation purposes. Requires department of land and natural resources to adopt rules on what constitutes a "take". (HB366 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 092, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 709). COFFMAN, HANOHANO, MORITA, Bertram, Carroll, Evans, McKelvey, Nakashima, Souki, Tsuji, Yamashita WTL, JGO  SB394
HB371 HD2 SD2 CD1
Sunset; Naphtha Fuel Tax; Power Generation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends by three years the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility. Increases the tax from 1 cent per gallon to 2 cents per gallon. (HB371 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 198, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 555). TOKIOKA, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Chang, Coffman, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB447
HB381 HD2 SD1 CD1
Honolulu Symphony; Endowment Fund; Unmatched Pledges
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII ENDOWMENT FUND.
Amends the $4,000,000 appropriation to the State of Hawaii Endowment Fund authorized under Act 97, SLH 2006, as amended by Act 156, SLH 2007, to stipulate that all portions of pledges not collected by February 28, 2013, will cause any unexpended or unencumbered balance from the appropriation to revert to the general fund. Effective 6/29/09. (HB381 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 065, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 682). M. OSHIRO EDT, WAM
HB426 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, for the purpose of design and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in downtown Honolulu. (SD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 113, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 730). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB391
HB427 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ONE PLANET PACIFIC ENERGY, LLC, A PROCESSING ENTERPRISE.
Authorizes the issuance of $40,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds for One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC, to build a gasification facility adjoining the construction and demolition material solid waste landfill located in Nanakuli, Oahu. (HB427 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 111, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 728). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB393
HB520 HD1 SD1
Historic Building Photograph Requirement; Repeal Act 228
RELATING TO BUILDINGS.
Repeals the amendments made by Act 228, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, which require the taking of archival photographs before conducting any demolition, construction, or alteration of any building over fifty years old or any building listed, or eligible for listing, on the Hawaii or National Register of Historic Places. (SD1)
(H ) 4/15/2009 - Act 004, on 4/14/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 289). SAY EDT
HB541 HD1 SD1 CD1
Civil Service Benefits; Department of Education
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Ensures that civil service benefits for Department of Education civil service employees are the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies until June 30, 2011. Requires a report to the Legislature if DOE has not established a separate civil service system by June 30, 2010. (HB541 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 506). TAKUMI LBR/EDH, WAM
HB586 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kaneohe Bay Regional Council
RELATING TO THE KANEOHE BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL.
Sunsets the Kaneohe bay regional council. Designates the Department of land and natural resources as the agency responsible for implementing the council's plans, programs, and policies adopted prior to its repeal. (HB586 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 068, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 685). ITO (BR) WTL, WAM
HB589 HD1 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy Project; Subdivisions
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
Exempts leases and easements for renewable energy projects from subdivision requirements; defines "subdivision requirements"; requires agencies to accept instruments for recording and filing. Sunsets 7/1/2013. (HB589 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2009 - Act 173, on 7/7/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 481). ITO, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, THIELEN, Coffman, Morita, Sagum, Tokioka ENE/TIA, WTL
HB590 HD1 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy Facility
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
Sets a time limit for the filing of the diligence report with the energy resources coordinator; allows the energy resources coordinator to deem a permit approved if no further action or processing is reported by the permitting agency within eighteen months of the completed application. (HB590 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 507). ITO, CHANG, CHING, HAR, HERKES, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, Sagum ENE/TIA, JGO
HB591 HD1 SD2
Renewable Energy; Agricultural Activities; Preferential Rates
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Authorizes preferential rates for the purchase of renewable energy produced in conjunction with agricultural activities. (SD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 185, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 542). ITO, CHANG, CHING, HAR, HERKES, SAGUM, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, Coffman, Morita WTL/ENE, CPN
HB610 HD2 SD2 CD1
Science and Technology; Hawaii State Plan; Economy Growth
RELATING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Provides for the development of a Hawaii State Science and Technology Plan. (HB610 CD1)
(S ) 6/19/2009 - Act 137, 6/19/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 754). YAMASHITA, AWANA, CHANG, CHONG, ITO, KEITH-AGARAN, MANAHAN, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, YAMANE, Har, Karamatsu, Magaoay, McKelvey, Souki, Wakai EDT, WAM
HB615 HD1 SD2 CD1
Harassment; Electronic Communications
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
Provides that the offense of harassment includes all forms of electronic communications. (HB615 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 090, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 707). KARAMATSU, CABANILLA, CARROLL, HERKES, ITO, MCKELVEY, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, Souki EDT, JGO
HB618 SD2 CD1
Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS ACT.
Enacts uniform prudent management of institutional funds act to replace and update existing uniform management of institutional funds act. Provides guidance and authority to charitable organizations concerning the management and investment of funds held by those organizations. Provides additional protections for charities and also protects the interests of donors. Modernizes rules governing expenditures from endowment funds. Gives institutions ability to cope more easily with fluctuations in the value of the endowment. Updates provisions governing the release and modification of restrictions on charitable funds to permit more efficient management of these funds. (HB618 CD1)
(S ) 6/19/2009 - Act 135, 6/19/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 752). KARAMATSU, M. Oshiro CPC, JUD, FIN
HB632 HD1 SD1 CD1
Policy Advisory Board on Veterans' Services
RELATING TO POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ON VETERANS' SERVICES.
Requires the Governor, in making appointments to the Policy Advisory Board on Veterans' Services, appoint at least three women as members. (HB632 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 071, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 688). EVANS, MCKELVEY PSM
HB640 HD1 SD2 CD1
Environmental Assessments; State and County Lands; Exemption
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Exempts from the purview of chapter 343, HRS, the environmental review law, primary actions that require a ministerial permit, that involve secondary actions limited to infrastructure development within public right-of-ways. (HB640 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 087, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 704). MAGAOAY, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, ITO, TOKIOKA, Aquino, Coffman, Keith-Agaran, Sagum EEP/WLO, TRN
HB643 HD2 SD2 CD1
Contractors; Public Works Projects; Ineligible Employees
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Authorizes the contractors license board to suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a contractor's license for employing a worker on a public work project who is ineligible under federal law to work in the United States. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB643 CD1)
(S ) 6/23/2009 - Act 145, 6/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 762). MAGAOAY, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, TOKIOKA, Aquino, Keith-Agaran, Rhoads LAB, JUD, CPC, FIN
HB690 HD2 SD2 CD1
Group Health Insurers; Small Business; Part-time Employees
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires insurers that offer health care coverage to the regular employees of any group or association to offer the same coverage to part-time employees working a certain amount of hours per week and for a minimum length of time. Requires the insurance commissioner to submit a cost-benefit report to the legislature. (HB690 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2009 - Vetoed on 07-06-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 792). YAMANE, NISHIMOTO, Herkes, Souki, Yamashita HTH/LBR, CPN
HB754 HD1 SD1 CD2
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Procurement; Tourism Emergency; TAT
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Requires convention center construction contracts to be subject to certain provisions of the procurement code. Transfers tourism research and statistics functions from the department of business, economic development, and tourism to the Hawaii tourism authority (HTA). Removes ex-officio members from the HTA Board and places them in an advisory group to HTA. Expands the scope of a tourism emergency. Provides additional funds to the tourism special fund for one fiscal year. Technical amendments. Effective on July 1, 2009. (CD2)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 5 on 07-15-09. MANAHAN, EVANS, KEITH-AGARAN, MIZUNO, SAY, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Cabanilla TSM/WAM
HB813 HD1 SD1 CD1
Holidays; Language Access Month
RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
Designates the month of August as Language Access Month to promote awareness of language access for government services and to emphasize the importance of and the need for language access in Hawaii. (HB813 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 069, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 686). KEITH-AGARAN, BROWER, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, Aquino, Bertram TCI, FIN
HB814 HD2 SD2 CD1
Nurse Aide Certification
RELATING TO NURSE AIDES.
Specifies the renewal period for the recertification of nurse aides and the number of continuing education hours required for their recertification. (HB814 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 108, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 406). MIZUNO, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHING, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, Aquino, Berg, Chang HTH, CPN
HB876 HD1 SD2 CD2
Condominiums; Aging in Place
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Expands limitations on association liability for elderly unit owners or residents aging in place to include disabled persons. (HB876 CD2)
(S ) 6/17/2009 - Act 128, 6/17/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 745). B. OSHIRO HMS/CPN, JGO
HB895 HD2 SD2 CD1
Tobacco Products Tax Increase
RELATING TO TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS OTHER THAN CIGARETTES.
Increases the tobacco tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes and cigars from 40 percent to 70 percent of the wholesale price beginning on September 30, 2009; increases the tax on cigars to 50 percent beginning September 30, 2009; and defines "little cigars" and taxes them as cigarettes; deposits all additional taxes into the general fund. (HB895 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 058, on 5/8/2009, veto override. YAMANE HTH, WAM
HB899 HD1 SD1 CD1
Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Clarifies and strengthens the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' bond authority. (HB899 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 146, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 763). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM
HB900 HD2 SD1 CD1
OHA Budget
RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Appropriates funds for the operating budget of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB900 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 140, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 757). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM
HB952 HD1 SD2 CD1
Labor Unions; Private Sector
RELATING TO LABOR.
Certifies entities as exclusive representatives without an election where no other representatives are certified as the exclusive bargaining representatives for employers with an annual gross revenue of $5 million or more. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives. Makes it a violation for an employer or employee to commit unfair or prohibited practices interfering with an employer's or employee's statutory rights or discriminating against an employer or an employee for exercising protected conduct, subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation. Effective July 1, 2009. (HB952 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 6 on 07-15-09. TAKUMI, BELATTI, BROWER, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, SHIMABUKURO, WAKAI, Aquino, Awana, Berg, Bertram, Carroll, Chong, Coffman, Hanohano, Herkes, Karamatsu, Keith-Agaran, Magaoay, Manahan, McKelvey, Nishimoto, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Sagum, Saiki, Souki, Tokioka, Tsuji, Wooley, Yamane LAB, EBM, FIN
HB975 HD1 SD1 CD1
Agricultural Water Systems; ADC
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SYSTEMS.
Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to acquire agricultural water systems to provide water for irrigation of agricultural lands. Exempts agricultural water systems from the subdivision requirements of county ordinances, provided that no additional lots are created. Provides conveyance requirements for the property owner. (HB975 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 509). M. OSHIRO WTL, WAM
HB981 HD2 SD2 CD1
Impaired Driving; Ignition Interlock
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Makes amendments to Hawaii Revised Statutes and Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, reflecting recommendations of ignition interlock implementation task force. (HB981 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 088, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 705). HAR, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Bertram, Cabanilla, Choy, Sagum, Saiki, Souki TIA, JGO  SB716
HB982 HD3 SD1 CD1
Family Leave
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Establishes a new data collection system for family leave. Appropriates $10,000 from the disability benefits special fund. Authorizes the use of these funds for the date system. (HB982 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 7 on 07-15-09. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHANG, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, KARAMATSU, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SHIMABUKURO, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMANE, Aquino, Awana, Berg, Cabanilla, Carroll, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, Manahan, Sagum, Say, Souki, Tokioka, Wooley LBR, WAM
HB983 HD1 SD2 CD1
Schools; Traffic Safety
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the director of transportation to provide federal Safe Routes to School program funds for school-based workshops and community-based planning projects that will reduce vehicular travel and congestion, encourage walking and bicycling, and promote health and safety. Requires the director to develop a streamlined process for the federal Safe Routes to School grant program. (HB983 CD1
(H ) 6/9/2009 - Act 100, on 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 398). M. LEE, AQUINO, BELATTI, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SOUKI, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WOOLEY, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Choy, Takumi EDH/TIA, WAM
HB986 HD1 SD1 CD1
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Standards; Public Schools
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Requires construction and renovation of public school facilities to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools standards. Requires replacement of old portable buildings with high performance classrooms. Also requires prioritization of public school facilities projects in accordance with certain criteria. (HB986 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Vetoed on 07-10-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 802). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Choy, Keith-Agaran, Say, Souki, Tokioka, Yamane EDH/ENE, WAM  SB745
HB989 HD1 SD2 CD1
Keiki Care
RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE.
Amends the Act 236, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which established the Hawaii children's health care program, to extend the program to June 30, 2012, and require reporting to the Legislature prior to the 2010 and 2011 Regular Sessions. Appropriates $200,000 for each year of fiscal biennium 2009-2011. (HB989 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 8 on 07-15-09. YAMANE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Bertram, Karamatsu, M. Lee, Sagum, Saiki, Say, Souki HMS/HTH, WAM
HB994 HD1 SD2 CD1
Tourism; Space Industry; Federal Aviation Administration; Spaceport License
RELATING TO TOURISM.
Appropriates funds for the application for a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. (HB994 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 187, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 544). WAKAI, HERKES, MARUMOTO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, WARD, Cabanilla, Chang, Ito, Mizuno PSM/TSM, WAM  SB222
HB1016 HD2 SD1 CD2
Appropriations; Claims Against the State
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (HB1016 CD2)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 064, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 681). SAY (BR) JGO, WAM  SB834
HB1040 HD1 SD2 CD1
Tort Liability; Lifeguards; Public Lands
RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
Extends for four years the law shielding county lifeguards from liability. Also extends for four years the limitation on liability of the State and counties for incidents arising on improved public lands, provided that certain signage requirements are met.(HB1040 CD1)
(H ) 6/1/2009 - Act 081, on 6/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 376). SAY (BR) TIA, JGO  SB858
HB1045 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Makes necessary housekeeping amendments to chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to modify terms, plans, specifications, and other matters relating to projects previously approved by predecessor agency. Authorizes the imposition of service fees to recoup program administrative expenses. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB1045 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 143, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 760). SAY (BR) EDH, WAM  SB863
HB1057 HD1 SD2 CD1
College Savings Program
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
Supports investment in a child's future by allowing third parties to make contributions directly into a State-established HI529 college savings account for a designated beneficiary. (HB1057 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 091, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 708). SAY (BR) HRE, WAM  SB875
HB1059 HD2 SD1
The One Call Center
RELATING TO THE ONE CALL CENTER.
Makes permanent the One Call Center pilot program, which facilitates advance warnings to excavators of the location of underground facilities. Exempts pest control operations from the program for three years. (SD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 072, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 689). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB877
HB1061 HD1 SD1
Utilities; Receivership
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Guarantees the operation of water and sewer services to Hawaii residents by allowing the Public Utility Commission to take necessary action and appoint receivers whenever regulated public utilities fail to provide adequate and reasonable service. (SD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 074, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 691). SAY (BR) CPN/TIA  SB879
HB1070 SD1 CD1
Code of Financial Institutions
RELATING TO THE CODE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Amends and updates Hawaii's code of financial institutions to address temporary office relocations and to place prudent limits on certain kinds of investments by financial institutions. (HB1070 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 107, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 405). SAY (BR) CPN  SB888
HB1071 HD3 SD2 CD1
Mortgage Servicers; Regulation
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.
Provides for the licensing and regulation of mortgage servicers that service residential mortgage loans secured by real property located in the State of Hawaii. Specifies prohibited practices for mortgage servicers. Effective 7/1/2010. (HB1071 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2009 - Act 106, on 6/10/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 404). SAY (BR) CPN, WAM  SB889
HB1075 SD1
Insurance; Long-Term Care Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates references in Article 10H of the Insurance Code governing long-term care insurance. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 049, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 337). SAY (BR) CPN  SB893
HB1101 HD1 SD1
Department of Human Services Investigators
RELATING TO INVESTIGATORS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Authorizes the Director of Human Services to appoint and commission investigators to investigate incidents at the Hawaii youth correctional facilities, and gives these investigators access to necessary information maintained by state and county entities. (SD1)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 062, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 679). SAY (BR) HMS, JGO  SB919
HB1103 SD1 CD1
Federal Financial Assistance for Independent Living Services and Centers
RELATING TO FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES AND CENTERS.
Repeals section 348-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that establishes the Statewide Council on Independent Living as an entity within the Department of Human Services. (HB1103 CD1)
(H ) 6/8/2009 - Act 097, on 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 395). SAY (BR) HMS, WAM  SB921
HB1141 HD1 SD1 CD1
Thrill Craft
RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT OPERATION.
Authorizes government personnel conducting operations approved by DLNR to operate thrill crafts in non-designated areas. Authorizes film permit holders involved in film production operations approved by DLNR to operate thrill crafts in nondesignated areas, which sunsets on 6/30/2014. DLNR and the Hawaii film office shall submit annual reports on film production thrill craft use. (HB1141 CD1)
(S ) 6/3/2009 - Act 089, 6/3/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 706). SAY (BR) WLO, TCI/EBM  SB959
HB1152 HD1 SD1 CD1
Committed Persons' Accounts
RELATING TO COMMITTED PERSONS' ACCOUNTS.
Amends section 353-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Director of Public Safety to direct the department to have one or more accounts for committed persons. Also states that the accounts are non-interest bearing and that no interest can be paid to committed persons on the individual accounts. (HB1152 CD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 075, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 692). SAY (BR) PSM, WAM  SB970
HB1166 HD1 SD2 CD1
Airport Passenger Facility Charge Special Fund
RELATING TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE SPECIAL FUND.
Provides the Airports Division of the Department of Transportation with additional financing options utilizing its passenger facility charge revenues to construct airports capital improvement projects and to provide the statutory framework to permit the execution of these financial options. Effective July 1, 2009. (HB1166 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 147, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 764). SAY (BR) TIA, WAM  SB984
HB1174 HD3 SD2 CD1
Mauna Kea; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes the UH Board of Regents to charge fees and enter into lease agreements for the Mauna Kea lands, adopt rules to regulate public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea lands, and establish and collect administrative fines for violations. Establishes the Mauna Kea Lands Management Special Fund for the University of Hawaii to manage the Mauna Kea lands. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. (HB1174 CD1)
(S ) 6/18/2009 - Act 132, 6/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 749). SAY (BR) HRE/WTL, WAM  SB992
HB1175 HD3 SD2 CD1
Cigarette Tax Increase
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the per-cigarette tax to 13 cents beginning July 1, 2009, 14 cents beginning July 1, 2010, and 15 cents beginning on July 1, 2011. (HB1175 CD1)
(S ) 5/7/2009 - Act 056, 5/7/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 673). SAY (BR) HTH, WAM
HB1186 HD1
Affordable Housing; Planned Developments; Cash-In-Lieu
RELATING TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
Eliminates the Hawaii community development authority's cash-in-lieu option for meeting reserved housing requirements, while retaining the option in cases of a fractional unit resulting from the percentage requirement calculation. (HB1186 HD1)
(S ) 4/24/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 018, 4/23/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 629). CABANILLA, BROWER, CHONG, Ito, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, Luke, Morita, Nakashima, Souki EDH/WTL
HB1270 HD1 SD2
Public Utilities Commission; Renewable Energy
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Deletes avoided cost by a utility in determining a just and reasonable rate for nonfossil fuel generated electricity. (SD2)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 050, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 338). MORITA, COFFMAN, EVANS, C. LEE, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, TSUJI, Chang ENE, CPN
HB1271 HD3 SD2 CD1
Food and Energy Security
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Makes various amendments, establishes various initiatives, and appropriates funds to promote economic development for local food and energy businesses, ensure Hawaii is energy and food self-sufficient and sustainable to the maximum extent feasible, and help Hawaii's natural resources and humankind adapt and be resilient to the inevitable challenges brought on by climate change. (HB1271 CD1
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 510). MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, THIELEN, Evans, Tsuji WTL/ENE/EDT, WAM
HB1316 HD2 SD1 CD1
Joint Tortfeasors; Design Professionals
RELATING TO TORTS.
Clarifies the joint and several liability for design professionals in tort claims relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of public highways. (HB1316 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 179, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 536). KARAMATSU CPN, JGO
HB1351 HD2 SD1 CD1
Agriculture; Private Agricultural Parks
RELATING TO PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL PARKS.
Allows owners of contiguous parcels within the agricultural district to establish private agricultural parks registered with the department of agriculture. Specifies activities within a private agricultural park. (HB1351 CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 122, 6/15/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 739). EVANS WTL
HB1362 HD1 SD2
Genetic Counselors
RELATING TO GENETIC COUNSELORS.
Establishes the genetic counseling licensure program within department of health. Requires licensure in order to use the title of "licensed genetic counselor". Provides exemptions from licensure requirements. (SD2)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 191, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 548). MAGAOAY HTH, CPN
HB1364 HD1 SD1 CD1
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
Appropriates federal funds to various programs that are expected to receive funding during FY 2008-2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Reduces general fund appropriations for certain programs that receive offsetting federal funding. Appropriates additional federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds for FY 2008-2009 under the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Appropriates additional general funds for FY 2008-2009 to the adult mental health outpatient program. Appropriates additional general funds for FY 2008-2009 to the Hawaii health systems corporation. (HB1364 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 067, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 684). CHOY, AQUINO, COFFMAN, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, NAKASHIMA, WOOLEY WAM
HB1378 HD2 SD2 CD1
Health Care; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Primary Care Provider; Prescriptive Authority; Endorsement Licensure
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
Requires insurers, mutual and fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to recognize advanced practice registered nurses as primary care providers. Provides for licensure by endorsement. Grants global signature authority and prescriptive rights. Amends definition of advanced practice registered nurse. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to perform a review of the effects of this Act in two years. (HB1378 CD1)
(S ) 7/2/2009 - Act 169, 7/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 788). M. LEE, CABANILLA, EVANS, MIZUNO, Rhoads HTH, CPN  SB1045
HB1379 HD2 SD2 CD1
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT.
Creates a process for a patient to direct end-of-life treatment in a standardized physician orders for life-sustaining form. (HB1379 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 186, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 543). M. LEE, CABANILLA, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, RHOADS, Brower, Evans HLT, JUD, FIN  SB516
HB1405 HD2 SD2 CD1
General Excise Tax; Definition of Engaging in Business; Out-of-State Business; Nexus Standard
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Amends the definition of engaging in business under section 237-2, HRS (general excise tax), to include persons who enter into an agreement with residents of the State where the person pays a commission for referral of potential customers. Creates a nexus standard for taxing out-of-state businesses on their business activities in Hawaii. (CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 470). CHOY FIN
HB1414 HD1 SD1
Metal; Beer Kegs; Copper; Scrap Dealer; Theft
RELATING TO METAL.
Repeals the July 1, 2009 "sunset" date in Act 53, SLH 2008, that established the misdemeanor offense of theft of beer keg and imposed recordkeeping requirements on scrap metal dealers that purchase beer kegs. Repeals the July 1, 2009 "sunset" date in Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which establishes the offense of theft of copper, documentation requirements when copper is sold to a scrap dealer, and related penalties. Effective June 30, 2009. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 044, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 332). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU, Herkes CPN, JGO
HB1415 HD1 SD2 CD1
Service of Process; Condominiums; Planned Community Associations; Cooperative Housing
RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
Requires condominium associations, planned community associations, and cooperative housing corporations with properties inaccessible to the public to establish a policy to provide access for a person authorized to serve civil process. Sunsets on July 1, 2012. (HB1415 CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2009 - Act 158, on 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 459). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU, Herkes CPN, JGO
HB1422 HD1 SD1 CD1
Abandoned Vehicles; Private Roads; Counties
RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.
Allows counties to remove abandoned motor vehicles from private roads; requires owners of private roads to request removal in writing before vehicle is considered abandoned; requires private road owner to pay for removal and indemnify county for claims arising from removal and disposal. Effective 7/1/2009. Repealed on 1/1/2010. (HB1422 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 193, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 550). NISHIMOTO (BR) TIA, JGO
HB1436 HD1 SD1
Agricultural District; Permitted Uses
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Amends the permitted uses of land within the agricultural district with soil classifications of A or B to include agricultural education programs conducted on a farming operation. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 053, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 341). ITO, CHANG, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, Carroll, Chong, Evans, Manahan, Marumoto, McKelvey, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Tsuji, Yamashita WLO/AGR, EDN
HB1464 HD3 SD2 CD1
Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency
RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.
Provides for and encourages renewable energy use and development, and energy efficiency, including increasing requirements for renewable energy portfolio standard, expanding duties of the energy resources coordinator, establishing energy efficiency portfolio standards, requiring energy-efficient state buildings, requiring sellers to provide electricity-cost information, and appropriating funds from the Renewable Energy Facility Siting Special Fund. (HB1464 CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2009 - Act 155, 6/25/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 772). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, CABANILLA, CHANG, EVANS, C. LEE, MANAHAN, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, Chong, Ito, Sagum, Tsuji ENE, WAM  SB1198
HB1470 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement Code Exemption; Sole Source; Federal Government
RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.
Exempts GSA-approved sole source vendors from procurement code; increases small purchases limit; increases the Hawaii products preference and allows Hawaii products self-certification; imposes time limits on rendering administrative and judicial review decisions; limits protests to those that are a minimum percentage of the contract value; requires posting of a protest bond, to be forfeited if the protesting party does not prevail. (HB1470 CD1)
(H ) 7/13/2009 - Act 175, on 7/13/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 493). MANAHAN, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, Brower, M. Lee, Luke, Souki JGO
HB1471 HD2 SD1 CD1
Safe Food Certification; Pilot Program
RELATING TO FARMS.
Establishes a pilot program within the Department of Agriculture to encourage farmers to form agricultural cooperatives, coordinate purchasing agreements between the agricultural cooperatives and hotels, restaurants, and other buyers in the visitor and hospitality industries, and develop and implement safe food certification for products under the pilot program. Appropriates funds. (HB1471 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 9 on 07-15-09. MANAHAN, MAGAOAY, SAY, TSUJI, YAMANE WTL, WAM
HB1479 HD2 SD1 CD1
Little Davis Bacon Act; Fringe Benefits; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO LABOR.
Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to include in certified payroll records a fringe benefit reporting form, on which contractors and subcontractors itemize the cost of fringe benefits paid to both union and non-union laborers who perform work for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings and public works. Allows for any certified form containing fringe benefit reporting requirements to be submitted in lieu of a form supplied by the department of labor and industrial relations. Effective 10/1/2009. (HB1479 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 10 on 07-15-09. NAKASHIMA, CHANG, HANOHANO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, Aquino, Awana, Rhoads, Souki, Tokioka, Yamashita LBR, JGO
HB1483 HD1 SD1 CD1
Energy; Better Place Hawaii, Inc.; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR BETTER PLACE HAWAII, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Better Place Hawaii, Inc., in the planning, designing, construction, and development of transportation infrastructure, equipment, and apparatus to support electric vehicles in Hawaii. (HB1483 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 114, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 731). COFFMAN, MORITA ENE, WAM
HB1495 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii State Income Tax; Repeal Wagering Loss Deduction
RELATING TO STATE INCOME TAX.
Repeals the deduction of wagering losses for Hawaii state income tax purposes. (HB1495 CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Act 165, on 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 467). CHONG, B. OSHIRO WAM
HB1504 HD1 SD2 CD1
Universal Health Care; Hawaii Health Authority
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates the Hawaii Health Authority to develop a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care in Hawaii. (HB1504 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 11 on 07-15-09. M. OSHIRO, M. LEE, MIZUNO, YAMANE HLT, CPC, FIN
HB1512 HD1 SD1 CD1
Temporary Restraining Order; Household Animals
RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Authorizes family court to authorize the issuance of a temporary restraining order in certain circumstances involving an animal identified to the court as belonging to a household. Effective 1/1/10. (HB1512 CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2009 - Act 159, on 6/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 460). KARAMATSU JGO
HB1525 HD1 SD2 CD1
Medicaid; Contracts; Health and Human Services
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
Requires the department of human services to include specified reporting requirements in all medicaid healthcare insurance plan contracts. (HB1525 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 12 on 07-15-09. MIZUNO, BROWER HUS/HLT, JUD, FIN
HB1536 HD2 SD1 CD1
Salary Reduction
RELATING TO SALARIES.
Reduces the salaries of the governor, lieutenant governor, justices and judges of all state courts, administrative director of the state, departmental directors and deputy directors, and members of the legislature. Ties in vacation and sick leave to that of collective bargaining for unit (13). Effective upon approval. (HB1536 CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2009 - Act 085, on 6/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 381). AQUINO, CHOY, COFFMAN, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, NAKASHIMA, WOOLEY JGO/WAM
HB1537 HD1
Automated External Defibrillator Training; Immunity from Civil Liability
RELATING TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.
Specifies that any person who provides for an automated external defibrillator training program is generally immune from vicarious civil liability resulting from any act or omission of a Good Samaritan attempting to use the device to resuscitate a person. (HB1537 HD1)
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 017, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 628). BROWER, BERG, CABANILLA, CHANG, CHING, COFFMAN, FINNEGAN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WARD, YAMANE, Aquino, Awana, Belatti, Bertram, Carroll, Chong, Choy, Evans, Har, Keith-Agaran, Luke, Magaoay, McKelvey, M. Oshiro, Rhoads, Sagum, Saiki, Say, Souki, Tsuji, Wooley, Yamashita HTH, JGO  SB727
HB1538 HD1 SD1
Health; Environment; Cleaning Products; Public Schools
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTALLY-SENSITIVE PRODUCTS.
Requires the department of education to give first preference to Green Seal approved environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in public schools; requires the department of health to maintain a list of Green Seal program approved products. (SD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 13 on 07-15-09. NISHIMOTO, BELATTI, BROWER, CARROLL, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, PINE, RHOADS, SAIKI, SHIMABUKURO, SOUKI, TAKAI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WOOLEY, YAMANE, Aquino, Bertram, Choy, Coffman, Evans, Har, Herkes, M. Lee, Nakashima, Sagum, Tokioka HTH/EDH
HB1544 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Exemptions; Phaseout
RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Conforms state tax exemptions to federal phaseout provisions under section 151(d)(3) of the IRC. Ties threshold to amounts in place in 2008. (HB1544 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 14 on 07-15-09. CHONG, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1550 HD2 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Deferred Compensation Plans; Annuity Plans
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Imposes the state income tax on rollovers made by employees of state and county agencies and tax-exempt organizations from qualifying annuity plans and qualifying deferred compensation plans, to eligible retirement plans or individual retirement accounts. Effective 7/1/2009. (HB1550 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 181, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 538). CHONG, SAY, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1552 HD2 SD2 CD1
State Living Parks; Living Park Planning Council
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Authorizes DLNR to issue long-term residential leases to qualified persons in state living parks. Establishes living park planning councils to develop state living park master plans to ensure the living park achieves its purpose and goals; establishes 2-year moratorium on evictions of residents of Kahana valley state park. (HB1552 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 15 on 07-15-09. WOOLEY WTL, WAM
HB1611 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fish; Meat; Labeling
RELATING TO LABELING OF MEAT AND FISH PRODUCTS.
Requires gas-treated fish and meat to be labeled as such. Requires the Department of Agriculture to post labeling requirements on its website. (HB1611 CD1)
(S ) 7/7/2009 - Vetoed on 07-06-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 793). SAY (BR) WTL, CPN
HB1627 HD2 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Carbon Diversion Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Diversion Inc., for development of non-fossil fuel energy production. (HB1627 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 112, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 729). EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, Nakashima ENE, WAM
HB1628 HD1 SD2 CD1
Energy; BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, establish a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities. (HB1628 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 110, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 727). EVANS, HANOHANO, Herkes, Nakashima ENE, WAM
HB1676 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Works; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Prevailing Wages
RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.
Requires that the collective bargaining agreement be submitted to the director of labor and industrial relations in order for the terms in the agreement to dictate the prevailing wages with regard to a project financed through the issuance of a special purpose revenue bond. Effective 07/01/2009. (HB1676 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 16 on 07-15-09. B. OSHIRO LBR, WAM
HB1678 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; LifeGrid Solutions, LLC
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for LifeGrid Solutions, LLC, for the development of non-fossil fuel energy production. (HB1678 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 109, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 726). B. OSHIRO, CHONG, MORITA, SAY, YAMASHITA ENE, WAM
HB1692 HD2 SD2 CD1
Low-income Housing; Rental Leases
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to: establish, beginning July 1, 2009, a pilot project in a state low-income housing project stipulating that no tenant in occupancy as of July 1, 2009 shall rent, lease, or occupy any dwelling unit for more than five consecutive years; and no new tenant shall rent, lease, or occupy any dwelling unit for more than seven consecutive years; exempt persons fifty-five years of age and older, persons with a mental or physical disability, or persons retired for medical reasons; allow family members and medically necessary personal care attendants to reside with persons exempt from the provisions; develop recommendations for a transition plan; establish a working group; report on the status of the pilot project to the 2010 and 2011 legislatures. (HB1692 CD1)
(H ) 7/13/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 495). CABANILLA EDH, WAM
HB1696 HD2 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Rental Industry
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Replaces "collision damage waiver" with "damage waiver" in the motor vehicle rental industry law. Repeals requirement to place notices of certain vehicle laws in each rental vehicle and repeals power of DCCA to prescribe form of signs to be posted at rental sites. Repeals requirement to submit collision damage waiver statistics to DCCA but requires rental car companies to maintain damage waiver statistics for three years and provide statistics to DCCA upon request. Effective 07/01/2009. (HB1696 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 148, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 765). SOUKI TIA, CPN
HB1713 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hazard Mitigation; Private Property
RELATING TO HAZARDS.
Authorizes the governor to designate state employees, when no emergency exists, to enter on private property to mitigate hazardous situations after giving the landowner and occupier notice and a reasonable opportunity to mitigate the hazardous situation without assistance of the State. May seek recovery and reimbursement of costs and expenses. Extends sunset date for Act 78, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, until June 30, 2010. (HB1713 CD1)
(S ) 5/26/2009 - Act 076, 5/26/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 693). WOOLEY JUD, PBS, FIN
HB1739 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Tax Preparers; Tax Administration; Penalty and Enforcement; Conformity
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Deters tax fraud and conforms Hawaii tax law to the Internal Revenue Code for tax preparers and tax return accuracy-related issues, promotes expedited tax appeals, authorizes the Department of Taxation to adopt temporary rules, and clarifies taxpayer rights with respect to tax appeals. (HB1739 CD1)
(H ) 7/1/2009 - Act 166, on 7/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 468). SAY, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1741 HD1 SD1 CD1
Conveyance Tax; Distribution
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
Temporarily reduces the distribution of portions of the Conveyance Tax transferred to the Rental Housing Trust Fund and the Natural Area Reserve Fund. Increases the conveyance tax rate for certain sales. (HB1741 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 059, on 5/8/2009, veto override. SAY WAM
HB1747 HD1 SD1 CD1
Income Tax Rates
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the income tax for high income brackets. Repeals the increases on 12/31/15. Increases the standard deduction and allowable personal exemption amounts. (HB1747 CD1)
(H ) 5/8/2009 - Act 060, on 5/8/2009, veto override. SAY WAM
HB1776 HD1 SD1 CD1
Welfare; Inmates; Reports to Department of Human Services
RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to provide the Department of Human Services (DHS) with a monthly report listing newly admitted inmates. Requires DHS to identify the status of each inmate on the monthly list with respect to the inmate's current receipt of public assistance. (HB1776 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 188, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 545). AWANA, CABANILLA, CHONG, HANOHANO, M. LEE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TAKAI, Bertram, Carroll, Chang, Coffman, Evans, Herkes, Ito, Keith-Agaran, Magaoay, McKelvey, Nakashima, B. Oshiro, Sagum, Saiki, Souki, Tokioka, Tsuji PSM/HMS, WAM
HB1807 HD1 SD2 CD1
Water Quality
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.
Authorizes the Director of Health to use federal moneys from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and other applicable federal acts to fund drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs. Establishes exempt positions entitled total maximum daily load coordinators. (HB1807 CD1)
(H ) 6/8/2009 - Act 098, on 6/8/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 396). MORITA ENE/TIA, WAM
HB1809 HD2 SD1 CD1
Recycling; Televisions
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Establishes a television recycling program in the state as a new part in chapter 339D, HRS. Revises the provisions applicable to violations regarding electronic devices to incorporate the new part into chapter 339D. Amends the title of chapter 339D to "Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act". Makes clarifying amendments to chapter 339D, HRS. Deletes the annual sales of specialized computers provision for manufacturers of electronic devices. Prohibits television manufacturers and electronic device manufacturers from charging owners a fee to recycle televisions and electronic devices under certain circumstances. Requires that television manufacturers and electronic device manufacturers and their agents be responsible for following regulations and for adopting environmentally sound recycling programs. Requires recycling programs for electronic devices to be fully implemented and operational no later than January 1, 2010. (CD1
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 183, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 540). MORITA, BROWER, CARROLL, CHING, COFFMAN, EVANS, HERKES, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, Cabanilla, Tsuji, Yamashita EEP/EBM, JUD, FIN
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
SB39
Hawaii Cancer Research Special Fund; Semi-Annual Report
RELATING TO REPORTS ON THE HAWAII CANCER RESEARCH SPECIAL FUND.
Beginning 01/01/2010, requires the University of Hawaii to report semi-annually on the moneys in the Hawaii cancer research special fund, including deposits, expenditures, and other transactions.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 028, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 641). BAKER, GREEN, Espero, Hemmings, Ige, Nishihara HED, FIN
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
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
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
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
SB92
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
(S ) 4/21/2009 - Act 011, 4/21/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 621). HANABUSA (BR) JUD
SB108
Temporary Guardianship of Minor; Twelve-Month Maximum
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Increases the maximum term of a temporary guardianship of a minor from six months to twelve months.
(S ) 4/16/2009 - Act 006, 4/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 613). HANABUSA (BR) HUS, JUD
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
SB119
Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT.
Enacts Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act and in so doing, replaces and updates similar law codified as chapter 658C, HRS. Updates former law by, among other things, allocating burden of proof with respect to application of law, setting out procedure for obtaining recognition of foreign country money judgments, expanding grounds for denying recognition and allocating burden of proof to do so. Establishes statute of limitations.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 034, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 647). TANIGUCHI JUD, FIN
SB160 SD2
Education; School Meals
RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
Adds a definition of "school meals" to include breakfast and lunch; clarifies that the department of education shall set prices for all school meals, based on the previous year's cost. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 026, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 639). SAKAMOTO EDN, FIN
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
SB162
Education; Performance Standards Review Commission; Repeal
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals the performance standards review commission.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 033, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 646). SAKAMOTO EDN, FIN
SB163
Department of Education; District Business and Fiscal Officers; Repeal
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals statute creating district business and fiscal officers within the department of education.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 031, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 644). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
SB164
Department of Education; Federal Grants Revolving Fund
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL GRANTS SEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND APPLICATION REVOLVING FUND.
Expands the allowable use of the federal grants search, development, and application revolving fund to include monitoring and auditing. Changes the name of the fund to reflect the new allowable uses.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 035, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 648). SAKAMOTO EDN, 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
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
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
SB298 SD1
Condominiums; Foreclosure; Maintenance Fees
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Increases the amount that condominium associations may recover in maintenance fees from the foreclosure of a condominium apartment from $1,800 to $3,600. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Act 010, 4/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 620). BAKER (BR) CPC
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
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
SB412
World Ocean Day
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Establishes June 8 of each year as World Ocean Day to celebrate the blessings of the oceans, improve international relations, and increase public awareness of conservation management of the ocean environment.
(S ) 4/1/2009 - Act 002, 4/1/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 545). BUNDA, HEE WLO
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
SB426 HD2
Dental Health; Dentists; Temporary License; Residency
RELATING TO DENTISTRY.
Amends dental licensing laws so that a dentist enrolled in an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited dental residency program can be granted a temporary license for the duration of the program. (SB426 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 037, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 650). IGE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, FUKUNAGA, IHARA HLT, CPC
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
SB438
Education; Board of Education Meeting Notice Requirements
RELATING TO BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS.
Authorizes the board of education to file any meeting notice that specifies legislation or legislation-related agenda items no fewer than two calendar days before a meeting during the period from the convening of the legislature in regular session to adjournment sine die of each regular session, and during any special session of the legislature.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 024, 4/29/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 636). SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, Kidani, Nishihara, Tsutsui EDN  HB13
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
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
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
SB528 SD1
Retail Tobacco Permit; Repeal Sunset
RELATING TO TOBACCO.
Makes permanent the retail tobacco permit law. (SD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 030, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 643). TANIGUCHI HLT, FIN
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
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
SB574 SD1
Condominiums; Dispute Resolution Pilot Project
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Extends the condominium dispute resolution pilot project until 6/30/11. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Act 009, 4/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 619). ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, Baker, Green, Hemmings CPC
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
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
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
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
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
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
SB856
Identification
RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.
Extends expiration period on the Hawaii State Identification card from six years to eight years; deletes the provisions for transitioning from expiration dates calculated by issue dates to expiration on the cardholder's birthday.
(S ) 4/27/2009 - Act 019, 4/27/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 631). HANABUSA (BR) JUD  HB1038
SB862 SD2
Affordable Housing; Shared Appreciation Equity
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Enables the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to more easily collect the value of shared appreciation equity and other restrictions when an affordable housing property is publicly sold through a foreclosure. Requires written notification of intent to foreclose on properties encumbered by such priority liens. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 038, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 651). HANABUSA (BR) HSG, FIN  HB1044
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
SB878 SD1
Public Utilities Commission; Public Hearings
RELATING TO PUBLICATION OF HEARING NOTICES.
Saves money by allowing the Public Utilities Commission to provide hearing notices to only the island(s) affected by a public utility proposal for change in utility rates and ratemaking procedures. Hearing notices will continue to be sent to those directly impacted by any proposed changes. (SD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 029, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 642). HANABUSA (BR) CPC, FIN  HB1060
SB880
Gas Pipeline Systems
RELATING TO GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS.
Repeals the Public Utilities Commission's responsibility for pipeline safety and inspection functions in Hawaii because this has been the responsibility of the Federal Office of Pipeline Safety since 1993.
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 025, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 638). HANABUSA (BR) CPC, FIN  HB1062
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
SB886 SD1 HD1
Business Registration
RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
Proposes housekeeping amendments to clarify and streamline business registration laws. (SB886 SD1 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Act 023, 4/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 635). HANABUSA (BR) CPC, JUD  HB1068
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
SB933 SD2 HD2
Temporary Licensure; Dentistry
RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE OF DENTISTS.
Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a community service license to practice dentistry while the person is in the employment of the department of health. Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a temporary license to practice dentistry while the person is contracted by the department of health to conduct dental education and training. (SB933 HD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 036, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 649). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, CPC  HB1115
SB936
County Licenses; Department of Health Certificates
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATES.
Repeals the requirement for a sanitation certificate to be issued for county business licenses for the operation of a lodging or tenement house, group home, group residence, group living arrangement, hotel, or boarding house. The City and County of Honolulu no longer requires business licenses for these facilities because of Act 35, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, so the sanitation certificate is unnecessary for Oahu. The counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii never required a sanitation certificate for these types of businesses.
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Act 008, 4/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 618). HANABUSA (BR) HLT, CPC  HB1118
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
SB942 SD1
Underground Storage Tanks
RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
Ensure compliance with the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. (SD1)
(S ) 4/17/2009 - Act 007, 4/17/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 614). HANABUSA (BR) EEP, JUD  HB1124
SB947 SD1
Federal Conformity; Unemployment Insurance
RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTION RATES.
Intended to conform Hawaii's unemployment insurance law to federal law to ensure uniform application to all state unemployment insurance experience rating transfers for employers. (SD1)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Act 032, 4/30/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 645). HANABUSA (BR) LAB, FIN  HB1129
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
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
SB1055 HD1
Harbors; Rules
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Authorizes the Department of Transportation to adopt rules relating to safety measures, security requirements, and shipping activities for the purpose of protecting and ensuring the general public interest and safety of persons and vessels in the commercial harbors belonging to or controlled by the State. (SB1055 HD1)
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 016, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 627). ENGLISH, Baker, Bunda, Espero, Fukunaga, Gabbard, Hooser, Ihara, Kim, Takamine, Taniguchi, Tokuda TRN, WLO
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
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
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
SB1108
Aha Kiole Advisory Committee; Report
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.
Extends the sunset date for the Aha Kiole Advisory Council to 2011.
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 039, 4/30/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 652). KOKUBUN, English, Hee HAW
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
SB1113 SD1
Geographic Limitations on Time Share Units
RELATING TO GEOGRAPHIC LIMITATIONS ON TIME SHARES.
Repeals the requirement that time share units in an existing hotel in a county with a population in excess of 500,000 are required to contain at least 60 units at least 40% of which are to be made available for sale or rental as residential apartments. (SD1)
(S ) 4/21/2009 - Act 012, 4/21/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 622). NISHIHARA, Tsutsui WLO
SB1130 SD2
Bureau of Conveyances; Social Security Numbers; Land Court
RELATING TO THE BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES.
Requires the redaction of the first five digits of the social security numbers on judgments, decrees, and court orders when filing at the bureau of conveyances and land court. (SD2)
(S ) 4/16/2009 - Act 005, 4/16/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 612). TANIGUCHI WLO, JUD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SB1676 SD2
Telehealth; Medicine and Surgery; Expansion of Services
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Makes amendments to clarify the legislature's support for the expanded use of new technology in telemedicine; clarifies that telehealth is within the scope of a physician's practice; clarifies that a provider-patient relationship may be established through telehealth where the provider is licensed to practice in this State. (SD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 020, 4/28/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 632). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HANABUSA, HEE, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIDANI, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Gabbard, Takamine, Taniguchi HLT, CPC/JUD
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