Hawaii State Legislature
2008 Measures that Passed First Crossover
Bills or Resolutions that have made the first deadline to move, or crossover, to the other chamber for consideration.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB7 HD1 SD1
Prescription Drugs; I-SaveRx; Governor; Reimportation
RELATING TO THE I-SAVERX PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM.
Directs the Governor to establish the State of Hawaii's participation in the I-SaveRx prescription drug program to provide residents with increased access to affordable drugs. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 59, 5/1/2008, veto override. TAKUMI, GREEN, THIELEN HTH, CPH  SB817
HB12 HD2
Prescription Drug Cost Containment; Disclosure of Gifts
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST CONTAINMENT AND AFFORDABLE ACCESS.
Requires drug manufacturers to disclose economic benefits of $25 or more provided to persons who prescribe, dispense, or purchase prescription drugs. Provides for subsequent annual disclosures. (HB12 HD2)
(S ) 3/14/2008 - The committee on HTH deferred the measure. TAKUMI, BELATTI, BERG, LEE, LUKE, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TAKAI, THIELEN, Rhoads, Wakai HTH, CPH/JDL  SB816
HB17 HD1 SD1
DOE; Committee on Weights; Weighted Student Formula
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the department of education's committee on weights to meet annually to review the weighted student formula; provided that recommendations for changes to the weighted student formula shall be made at least biennially; provided further that the rationale for its findings and recommendations shall be provided by the committee on weights to the board of education and the legislature. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). TAKUMI EDU
HB70 HD3
Public Private Partnerships; Transportation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Allows the State to enter into agreements with private entities to build, operate, own, or finance transportation facilities including toll highways. (HB70 HD3)
(S ) 3/28/2008 - Re-Referred to WAM. CABANILLA, Bertram, Chong, Karamatsu, Luke, Nishimoto, Sagum, Say, Sonson, Souki WAM
HB92 HD1 SD1
Investment Securities; Broker and Agent; General Excise Tax
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Requires an investment broker and agent who share compensation for their services to pay the general excise tax on only that portion of the compensation retained by each. Effective 7/1/2007. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). HERKES CPH, EDT, WAM
HB94 HD1 SD2 CD1
Life Settlements Model Act; Stranger-Originated Life Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Enacts the Life Settlements Model Act, which establishes consumer protections in life settlement transactions where the owner of a life insurance policy transfers the death benefit for compensation that is less than the expected death benefit, but more than the surrender value of the policy. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to report annually to the Legislature on the implementation and effects of the Act. Sunsets in 2010. (HB94 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 177, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 819). HERKES CPC, JUD, FIN
HB118 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Authorization
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB118 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 159, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 469). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB119 SD1
Agricultural Water Systems; Subdivided Lands; Agribusiness Development Corporation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SYSTEMS.
Provides an exemption from the registration of subdivided lands for offers or dispositions in interest of land that the agribusiness development corporation acquires, if the offer or disposition is for agricultural water systems to provide water for irrigation of agricultural lands. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). M. OSHIRO WAH, WAM
HB149 HD2 SD2
Disaster Relief; Tax Credit for Earthquake Victims
RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
Creates a one-time tax credit for victims of the October 15, 2006, earthquakes. (SD1)
(S ) 4/4/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 458). CHANG, EVANS, KARAMATSU, MIZUNO, TAKAI, YAMANE, Bertram, Hanohano, Herkes, Magaoay, Shimabukuro, Sonson, Souki, Takamine, Takumi, Tsuji, Yamashita IGM, EDT, WAM  SB798
HB150 HD2 SD2
Housing Omnibus Bill
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Increases percentage of conveyance tax revenues allocated to the rental housing trust fund to sixty-five per cent; requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to create an affordable housing inventory registry and to report annually on expenditures from the rental housing trust fund; exempts special purpose revenue bonds issued to assist in the development of low and moderateincome housing projects from the procurement code; and appropriates funds for various homeless and housing programs and projects. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SHIMABUKURO HSP/CPH/WAH, WAM
HB158 SD1
Transportation; Motor Carrier Safety Inspection
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Clarifies the period of time for safety inspection of motor carrier vehicles. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SOUKI TIA  SB1287
HB245 HD1
Museum; Archeological Survey
RELATING TO DESIGNATION OF A HAWAII ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
Establishes and designates the Hawaii archeological survey as a program of the Hawaii museum of natural and cultural history. Creates an exception to disclosure for sensitive information that may frustrate the purpose of protecting the archeological sites and artifacts. (HB245 HD1)
(S ) 1/18/2008 - Re-Referred to EDT/AHW, WAM. ITO, CHONG, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Carroll EDT/AHW, WAM
HB257 HD1 SD1
Sustainable Communities
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Establishes sustainable communities in Hawaii with the combined effort of state departments and agencies. (SD1)
(S ) 4/4/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 458). ITO, CHONG, MAGAOAY, Karamatsu, Manahan, Sagum, Yamane, Yamashita WLH/AGR, HSH, EEP, FIN
HB266 HD2
Public trust; Conveyance of real property and cash to OHA
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.