Hawaii State Legislature
2008 List of Vetoed Measures
Bills passed by the Legislature that have been rejected by the Governor.
   
Measure Text pdfRelated GMMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
GM699 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
GM551 HB987 HD1 SD2
Police Officers; Representation by Counsel
RELATING TO POLICE OFFICERS.
Clarifies meaning of "acts done in the performance of the officer's duty as a police officer" for purposes of determining if a police officer who is prosecuted or sued must be represented by an attorney provided by the county. Specifies that the police commission's request for recommendation by the county attorney or corporation counsel shall be responded to within seven days. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). WATERS JDL
GM894 HB1412 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Taxation; Special Fund; Electronic Filing
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION'S BENEFITS-FUNDED REVENUE-GENERATING COMPUTER INITIATIVES.
Establishes the integrated tax services and management special fund to receive revenues from the integrated tax services and management system's post-implementation revenue-generating initiatives; provides that moneys in the fund will be used to pay for the integrated tax services and management system; authorizes the department of taxation, by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the electronic, telephonic, or optical filing of tax returns under certain conditions; provides that a service fee shall not be required, includes the implementation of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and related software in the department of taxation's performance-based contracts. (HB1412 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) EDT/WAM  SB1498
GM681 HB2045 SD1
Global Youth Center
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL YOUTH CENTER.
Establishes a global youth center at the University of Hawaii. (HB2045 SD1)
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Vetoed on 04-29-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 681). MIZUNO, AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, SHIMABUKURO, WARD, Har, Magaoay, Sagum EDU, WAM
GM895 HB2085 HD1 SD2
Agribusiness Development Corporation; Board of Directors; Strategic Plan
RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires members of the board of the agribusiness development corporation to have knowledge, experience, and expertise within certain secondary industries related to agriculture. Requires the agribusiness development corporation to develop a five year strategic plan to be presented to the legislature prior to the 2009 Regular Session. (SD2)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. YAMASHITA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Chong, Nakasone AHW
GM896 HB2238 HD1 SD1
Housing; Affordability
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Requires public housing projects and affordable housing funded by county or state funds to remain affordable in perpetuity. (SD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SHIMABUKURO HSP, WAM
GM897 HB2250 HD1
Hawaii Interisland Airlines Regulation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes a statutory scheme for the regulation of Hawaii inter-island air carriers; provided that federal legislation is enacted to permit implementation. (HB2250 HD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 1 on 07-08-08. HERKES TIA/CPH
GM682 HB2263 SD1
Harbors; Noise; Scaling Exemption
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Allows the director of transportation to adopt rules that regulate harbor noise; exempts from scaling any vehicles used in transshipping neighbor island bound cargo directly between piers in Honolulu Harbor, and any activities limited to crossing a public road, street, or highway within the State at locations approved by the director of transportation, in the case of state highways, or the county engineer, in the case of county roads and streets. (SD1)
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Vetoed on 04-29-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 682). RHOADS ENE/TIA
GM898 HB2386 SD2 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Temporary Total Disability
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires an employer to pay temporary total disability benefits regardless of whether the employer controverts the right to benefits. Specifies that the employee's ability to return to work is to be decided by the employee's treating physician. Convenes a working group. Effective upon approval for the convening of the working group; 7/1/2009 if there is no consensus among the working group. (HB 2386 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 898). SONSON, Ito, Karamatsu, Lee, Takamine JDL, WAM
GM900 HB2387 HD1 SD2
Workers' Compensation; IME Working Group
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Establishes a working group on funding for workers' compensation independent medical examinations to determine how best to fund independent medical examinations. (HB2387 SD2
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 900). SONSON, Belatti, Brower, Cabanilla, Ito, Karamatsu, Takamine JDL, WAM
GM899 HB2388 HD1 SD2 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 7/1/2008. (HB2388 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 899). SONSON, Belatti, Brower, Ito, Karamatsu, Takamine JDL, WAM
GM631 HB2391 HD1
Legal Service; Deputy Attorney General
RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICE.
Permits a deputy attorney general, except for the attorney general's first deputy, to provide pro bono legal service if the pro bono legal service does not create a conflict of interest with the duties of the deputy's office. (HB2391 HD1)
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Vetoed on 04-14-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 631). WATERS JDL
GM858 HB2531 HD1 SD2 CD1
West Maui Transportation Access Plan; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI TRANSPORTATION ACCESS PLAN.
Creates an informal, temporary West Maui transportation access plan working group to develop a West Maui transportation access plan; allows hiring of a consultant without regard to the Hawaii procurement code to develop the plan; appropriates funds to the department of transportation. (HB2531 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. MCKELVEY, CARROLL, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, MIZUNO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Har, Herkes, Manahan, Sagum TIA/TSG, WAM  SB2156
GM901 HB2675 HD2 SD1
Medical Marijuana; Task Force
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Creates the medical marijuana task force to examine issues regarding adequate supplies of medical marijuana for qualified patients, distinguishing between mature and immature plants under current law, the feasibility of constructing secure growing facilities for medical marijuana patients to use to produce their medicine, and study inter-island travel issues related to medical marijuana. (SD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) HLT, PSM/JUD
GM902 HB2704 HD2 SD1 CD1
Ha‘iku Valley
RELATING TO HA`IKU VALLEY.
Establishes the Ha‘iku Valley cultural preserve commission to exercise policy and management oversight of the Ha‘iku Valley cultural preserve. (HB2704 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB2727
GM903 HB2761 HD1 SD1 CD1
Post-partum and Interconception Care; QUEST
RELATING TO WOMEN'S HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Human services to apply to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend post-partum and interconception care from eight weeks to at least six months for women who participate in the Hawaii QUEST program. (HB2761 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 2 on 07-08-08. MORITA, CARROLL, CHING, EVANS, HANOHANO, LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, YAMANE, Awana, Belatti, Brower, Har, Marumoto, Rhoads HSP, WAM  SB2207
GM904 HB2843 HD2 SD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Fees; Freight
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Expands the items subject to the inspection, quarantine, and eradication service fee (inspection fee) to include any freight brought into the State. Requires the inspection fee to be assessed based on net weight of imported freight. Designates the person paying the freight charges to a transportation company as the party responsible for paying the fee. Clarifies that the transportation company is not liable for the fee in the event the party responsible for the fee fails to pay it. (HB2843 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 20080, Act 3 on 07-08-08. TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, GREEN, KARAMATSU, TAKAI, Rhoads AGR/TRN, EEP, FIN
GM905 HB2847 SD1 CD1
Conditional License Permits; DUI
RELATING TO CONDITIONAL LICENSE PERMITS.
Expands the conditions allowed for a conditional license permit to add when a respondent must drive to school or vocational training, for personal medical or dental care, or to assist in the care of another person who is unable to drive; clarifies when a conditional license permit is permissible for certain commercial drivers. (HB2847 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 905). WATERS TIA
GM906 HB2929 HD1 SD1
Workers' Compensation; Independent Medical Examinations; Permanent Impairment Rating Examinations
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires independent medical examinations and permanent impairment rating examinations to be performed by mutually agreed upon physicians. Effective 07/01/2008. Sunset 7/01/2011. (SD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Postponed Indefinitely. CALDWELL, GREEN, MIZUNO, M. OSHIRO, SAY, SONSON LAB, CPC, FIN
GM907 HB2972 HD1 SD2 CD1
School Facilities; Facilities Alignment Commission
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Creates the Facilities Alignment Commission to establish criteria for the selection of public schools to be consolidated or closed and to recommend schools for consolidation or closure. Requires the Board of Education to comply with these recommendations if the Legislature does not disapprove of them in their entirety. (HB2972 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 907). TAKUMI, TAKAI EDU, WAM  SB2881
GM632 HB2974 HD2
Labor unions; Public and private sectors.
RELATING TO LABOR.
Certifies entities as exclusive representatives absent an election where no other representatives are certified as the exclusive representatives. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives. Effective 07/01/2008. (HB2974 HD2)
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Vetoed on 04-14-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 632). TAKUMI, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, CALDWELL, CARROLL, HANOHANO, ITO, LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, M. OSHIRO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SONSON, TAKAI, WAKAI, Brower, Chong, Evans, Green, Har, Herkes, Karamatsu, Magaoay, McKelvey, Nakasone, Sagum, Saiki, Shimabukuro, Souki, Takamine, Tokioka, Tsuji, Waters, Yamane, Yamashita JDL  SB2594
GM647 HB3161 SD3
Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Makes an emergency appropriation of general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 to pay current, essential vendors, reduce accounts payable, and allow operation and provision of current levels of service in Hawaii health systems corporation's facilities. (SD3)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 030, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 321). SAY (BR) HTH, WAM  SB3083
GM908 HB3386 HD1 SD2 CD1
Attorneys; Legislature; Judiciary; Taxation
RELATING TO ATTORNEYS.
Designates special tax counsel and provides for their authority. Provides for disclosure. Requires the Department of Taxation to keep daily records of time spent on various tasks for several categories of work within the department. (HB3386 CD1
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 908). SAY TSG, JDL
GM868 SB156 SD2 HD2 CD1
Elections; Absentee Voting
RELATING TO VOTING.
Authorizes permanent absentee voting. Makes appropriation. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 4 on 07-08-08. HEE, KOKUBUN, INOUYE, Nishihara JUD, FIN
GM660 SB868 SD2
Boards and Commissions; Communication with the Legislature
RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
Maintains a policy of open communications with boards and commissions when a department director is considering invoking their rights under section 26-35(a)(1), HRS, to represent a board or commission before the legislature. (SD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 60, 5/1/2008, veto override. KIM, SAKAMOTO, TSUTSUI, HOOSER, Hee, Taniguchi LMG, FIN
GM869 SB871 SD2 HD2 CD1
Food Waste Recycling; Solid Waste
RELATING TO FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.
Requires the department of education, in a partnership with the department of health, to establish a three-year food waste recycling pilot project in one or more public schools. Allows departments to enter into public/private partnerships to establish and operate the pilot program. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. KIM, Gabbard, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ihara EDN/EEP, FIN
GM870 SB1526 SD2 HD3 CD1
Judiciary; Administrators' Salaries
RELATING TO JUDICIARY.
Establishes the salaries of the administrative director of the courts and the deputy administrator. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. HANABUSA (BR) JUD, LAB, FIN  HB1209
GM871 SB1793 SD1 HD1 CD1
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Board of Directors
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Allows the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority (NELHA) to communicate directly with governor and legislature and make employment decisions and purchase supplies, equipment, and furniture without DBEDT approval, with the exception of actions in regard to the center of excellence for research in ocean sciences. Increases from eleven to thirteen, the number of members on the board; increases from three to five, the number of public members, with two of them selected from tenants of NELHA and three from the general public; prevents the tenant members from voting on lease rent or water rate issues; and requires a super majority vote of seven members to make decisions on lease rent or water rate issues. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. KOKUBUN, TOKUDA, Fukunaga, Baker, Taniguchi, Bunda, English, Tsutsui, Sakamoto EDB, EEP, FIN  HB1675
GM643 SB1805 SD1
Genetic Counselors; Licensure
RELATING TO GENETIC COUNSELORS.
Establishes a licensure program for genetic counselors. Effective July 1, 2008. (SD1)
(S ) 4/17/2008 - Vetoed on 04-17-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 643). IGE, BAKER, IHARA, CHUN OAKLAND, Fukunaga, Hemmings HLT, CPC
GM864 SB2082 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Women Prisoners; Appropriation
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Appropriates funds to the department of public safety to develop a plan by January 1, 2009, to provide facilities and services to returning female Hawaii prisoners. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ESPERO, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ihara, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tokuda PSM, FIN
GM700 SB2129 SD2 HD1
Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs; Issuance of Policy
RELATING TO ELDER AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the policy advisory board for elder affairs to directly testify before the legislature on any matter related to its duties and responsibilities. (SB2129 HD1)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 359). CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Ihara HSH, LMG
GM872 SB2196 SD2 HD2 CD1
Ocean Resources; Commercial Activities; DLNR
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON OCEAN WATERS.
Adds regulatory function over commercially permitted use of government and private boating facilities and commercial activities in private marinas. (CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 872). HANABUSA (BR) WLH, EDB, JUD, FIN
GM873 SB2198 SD2 HD2 CD2
Tax Credit; Land Conservation
RELATING TO LAND CONSERVATION.
Provides a tax credit to encourage the preservation and protection of conservation land in the State. (CD2)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. HEE, HOOSER WLH/AGR, FIN
GM874 SB2262 SD1 HD2 CD2
VEBA Trusts; Sunset Extension; State Auditor Study
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Extends the sunset date to July 1, 2010 for the voluntary employees' beneficiary association trust pilot program established pursuant to Act 245, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, as amended. Requires the state auditor to conduct an analysis of the cost and financial impact of Act 245, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, and to report to the legislature by December 6, 2010. (CD2
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 5 on 07-08-08. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, IGE, SAKAMOTO LAB, FIN
GM875 SB2263 SD2 HD1
UH; Board of Regents; Compensation; Expenditures; Disclosure
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires the University of Hawaii board of regents to publicly disclose in open meetings: (1) compensation offered to newly hired employees; (2) changes in compensation offered to existing employees for administrative positions in the UH system filled by excluded employees; and (3) all budgetary expenditures made by the board of regents. (SB2263 HD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 6 on 07-08-08. BAKER, SAKAMOTO, Chun Oakland, English, Fukunaga, Ige HED, JUD
GM876 SB2334 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Sheriffs; Civil Service
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Repeals exemption from civil service of the first and second deputy sheriff; requires the deputy director for law enforcement and the sheriff to be graduates of a law enforcement academy. Grandfathers in incumbents of the deputy director and sheriff positions. Effective 7/1/2008. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ESPERO, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Hemmings, Ihara, Nishihara, Trimble PSM/LAB, FIN
GM877 SB2341 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Freedom of Information
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires out-of-state detention facilities holding Hawaii prisoners under a contract with the State to make public information about the operation of the prison. (CD1
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, Taniguchi PSM, JUD, FIN
GM878 SB2345 SD1 HD1 CD1
Children; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Guiding Principles
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes guiding principles to be used by state agencies when dealing with children of incarcerated parents. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 7 on 07-08-08. ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, Gabbard, Nishihara, Sakamoto PSM, HSH, JUD
GM879 SB2434 HD1 CD1
Stadium Authority; Composition
RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
Revises appointment process for the stadium authority. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. TSUTSUI, KIM, Baker, Chun Oakland, English, Espero, Fukunaga, Ige, Kokubun, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tokuda TAC/EDB
GM880 SB2542 SD2 HD2 CD1
Public Health; Federally Qualified Health Centers
RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.
Ensures continued community-based primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, or medicaid recipients by helping the community health center system to remain financially viable and stable in the face of the increasing needs of these populations. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 8 on 07-08-08. IGE, CHUN OAKLAND HLT/HSH, FIN
GM881 SB2546 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Safety; Offender Reentry
RELATING TO OFFENDER REENTRY.
Makes clarifying amendments to chapter 353H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the offender reentry program. Makes establishing the program mandatory. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ESPERO, HOOSER, SAKAMOTO, Hemmings, Ige, Ihara, Nishihara PSM/JUD, FIN
GM882 SB2644 SD1 HD1 CD1
State Historic Preservation Officer; Qualifications
RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER.
Specifies the required qualifications for a state historic preservation officer and adds requirement that notice of the appointment of a state historic preservation officer be given to the legislature. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. TOKUDA, ENGLISH, KOKUBUN WLH, TAC, FIN
GM883 SB2663 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
Making clarifying changes to the membership and nomination process of the Hawaii teacher standards board. Authorizes the Hawaii teacher standards board to coordinate an effort to create a network incorporating the teacher education institutions and the Department of Education to support the free interchange of information valuable to all participating organizations. Expands the scope of information provided by the Hawaii teacher standards board in its annual report and summary report to the governor and legislature. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAKAMOTO, Chun Oakland, Hooser, Kim EDN/LAB, FIN
GM884 SB2668 SD2 HD1 CD1
UH; Board of Regents; Regents Candidate Advisory Council
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires at least twelve board of regents members to reside in the geographic areas that they represent. Requires the governor to notify the council of vacancies on the board of regents in a timely manner. Requires the Council to submit names of candidates for a seat on the board of regents within sixty days following a vacancy. Clarifies the requirement for the council's submission of names of board of regents candidates to the governor. Makes confidential all information required by the council regarding board of regents candidates. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 9 on 07-08-08. SAKAMOTO HED, FIN
GM701 SB2779 HD2
Labor; Wages and Hours; Emergencies; Suspension
RELATING TO LABOR.
Clarifies the circumstances under which the governor may suspend statutes relating to wages and hours on public works projects. (SB2779 HD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 61, 5/1/2008, veto override. TANIGUCHI LAB/PSM, FIN
GM885 SB2803 SD1 HD1 CD1
Identity Theft; Personal Information; Government Agencies
RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Implements recommendations of the 12/2007 report of the Hawaii identity theft task force to protect the security of personal information collected and maintained by state and county government. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 10 on 07-08-08. FUKUNAGA, BAKER, ESPERO, IGE, MENOR, English, Kokubun, Slom, Taniguchi CPC/JUD, FIN
GM886 SB2824 SD2 HD1 CD1
Procurement Code; Random Audits; Auditor Review; Appropriation
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Helps ensure compliance with procurement code by requiring the state procurement office to perform annual random audits of government purchasing agencies and audits of agencies selected based on a pattern of agency noncompliance. Requires auditor to audit state procurement office and purchasing agencies of the executive branch and report to legislature. Makes Comptroller and county employee member of the state procurement policy board ex-officio nonvoting members. Eff. 1/1/09. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. KIM, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee EDB, LMG, FIN
GM887 SB2827 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Contracts; Bid Protest; Procurement Policy Board
RELATING TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS.
Requires that the electronic posting of contracts awards of $5,000 or more for the procurement of professional services also include the ranking of the persons selected; requires the purchasing agency to notify in writing all offerors that solicited an award of their non-selection not later than the day of the posting of the award, including specified information; increases the time for protesting an award from five to seven days of its posting. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. KIM, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TANIGUCHI, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Hee EDB
GM702 SB2828 SD2 HD2
Disaster Relief; Emergency Powers; Clarification
RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
Activates provisions of the State's disaster relief law to apply to emergencies, except for enemy attack. Clarifies the use of the governor's emergency powers in response to a natural or manmade disaster. Limits the governor's powers to provide disaster relief or the length of time that the governor may provide disaster relief in specific circumstances without legislative authorization. States that, in certain cases, emergency powers in force prior to the effective date of this measure expire at the end of the 2008 regular session unless reauthorized by the legislature. (SB2828 HD2)
(H ) 5/6/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 739) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. HANABUSA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, KIM, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Nishihara, Taniguchi PSM, FIN
GM863 SB2830 SD2 HD2 CD1
Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving; Appropriations
RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
Extends the existence of the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place (JLCAP); expands the committee's authorization to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the Aging and Disability Resource Center to report to JLCAP; requires the Executive Office of Aging to develop a cash and counseling project; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program; establishes a task force to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren; requests the executive office on aging to continue its respite inventory project in collaboration with the University of Hawaii; increases payments for level of care for ARCH types I and II, licensed developmental disabilities domiciliary homes, community care foster family homes, and certified adult foster homes. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 11 on 07-08-08. IHARA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee, Taniguchi HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN  HB2196
GM888 SB2840 SD2 HD1 CD1
Economic Self-sufficiency Standard
RELATING TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY.
Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to establish and update biennially a self-sufficiency standard. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 12 on 07-08-08. CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Fukunaga, Hee EDB, HSH, FIN
GM889 SB2843 SD2 HD3 CD1
Electronic Device Recycling
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING.
Requires manufacturers of electronic devices to collect and recycle electronic devices. Establishes the electronic device recycling fund. Establishes a working group that includes TV manufacturers to develop a plan to recycle TVs. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 13 on 07-08-08. MENOR, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee EEP, EDB, FIN  HB2509
GM890 SB2867 SD2 HD2 CD1
Procurement; False Information; Sanctions
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.
Subjects offerors or subcontractors who intentionally use false information or misrepresentations to obtain a procurement contract to sanctions including the rejection of the solicitation and a one year mandatory suspension from consideration for procurement awards. Nullifies solicitations containing false information or knowing misrepresentations. Requires a three-tier system of protests and appeal. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. KIM, CHUN OAKLAND, SAKAMOTO, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Ihara, Inouye, Nishihara, Slom, Tokuda, Trimble EDB, JUD
GM891 SB2878 SD2 HD2 CD1
Early Learning System; Early Learning Council; Pre-Plus Program; Facilities
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Establishes an early learning system in the state. Creates the Early Learning Council to develop and administer the early learning system, to be known as Keiki First Steps. Establishes the Keiki First Steps Grant Program. Statutorily establishes the Pre-Plus Program. Promotes the development of early learning facilities. (SB2878 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 14 on 07-08-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Baker, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Kim, Taniguchi, Trimble EDN, HSH, FIN
GM854 SB2915 SD2 HD1 CD1
Taro Security and Purity Task Force; Appropriation
RELATING TO TARO.
Creates the taro security and purity task force. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, TOKUDA, Baker, Fukunaga, Ihara AGR, FIN
GM892 SB2933 SD2 HD2 CD1
Solar Energy; Clotheslines
RELATING TO HOUSEHOLD ENERGY DEMAND.
Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. IHARA, ENGLISH, ESPERO, HOOSER, Baker, Bunda, Chun Oakland, Fukunaga, Ige, Inouye, Menor, Nishihara EEP/HSH, FIN
GM893 SB3252 SD2 HD2 CD1
Teacher Recruitment and Retention; Appropriation
RELATING TO TEACHERS.
Addresses the teacher shortage in the state through the appropriation of funds for public school teachers to take preparatory courses, tutorials, or programs for the PRAXIS examinations to become highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind Act and to establish professional development schools. (CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH EDN/LAB, FIN