Hawaii State Legislature
2010 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
GM638 HB415 HD2 SD2 CD1
Corrections; Audit; Department of Public Safety Contracts
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Directs the auditor to conduct an audit of the Department of Public Safety's contracts for prison beds and services outside of Hawaii and with the federal detention center in Honolulu. (HB415 CD1)
(S ) 6/25/2010 - Vetoed on 06-24-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 638). HANOHANO PBS, FIN
GM652 HB444 HD1 SD1
Civil Unions
RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.
Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 652). B. OSHIRO, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, HANOHANO, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chang, Herkes, Shimabukuro, Wooley JGO
GM653 HB865 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Highways; Transfer
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Creates a state and county transportation working group to study the feasibility of transferring all applicable state highway maintenance functions to counties with populations that, according to the United States Census Bureau, had a population between one hundred thousand and one-hundred thirty-five thousand in the 2000 Census. Requires a report to be submitted to the legislature. Effective July 1, 2010. (HB865 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 653). HAR, CARROLL, CHANG, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Coffman TRN, WLO, FIN  SB715
GM654 HB921 HD1 SD2
999-year Homestead Lease; Assignment
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Allows 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to land trusts that are created for purposes of managing and holding the homestead leasehold estate for the benefit of the lessee and lessee's family members. Allows trustee of land trust to assume obligations of lessee. (SD2)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 654). WOOLEY WLO, HAW, FIN
GM655 HB1212 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Documents; Privacy
RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
Provides that there is no significant privacy interest for the record of complaints including all dispositions compiled as part of an inquiry into an individual's fitness to be granted or to retain a license, but in the case of persons licensed under title 25, the provision only applies to the record of complaints resolved against that person. Effective upon its approval. Sunsets July 1, 2013. (HB1212 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 655). SAY, YAMANE JGO
GM507 HB1642 HD1 SD2 CD1
Purchases of Health and Human Services; Request for Proposals
RELATING TO THE PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires proposals for purchases of health and human services to be submitted by providers licensed to provide the services being bid on. Requires proposals to include all costs, fees, and taxes, including any insurance premium taxes or general excise taxes. Prohibits awards or contracts to include any other payment, rebate, or direct or indirect consideration not included in the proposal. (HB1642 CD1)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 69, on 4/29/2010, veto override. SHIMABUKURO, HANOHANO, NISHIMOTO, YAMANE, Belatti, Cabanilla, Carroll, Choy HLT/HUS, FIN  SB1191
GM479 HB1868 HD1
Civil Service; Leaves of Absence
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.
Prohibits civil service employees who accept an appointed position from returning to their civil service positions more than one year later. Provides an exemption for employees covered by collective bargaining agreements that allow for a longer leave of absence to be granted. (HB1868 HD1)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 70, on 4/29/2010, veto override. RHOADS LBR
GM649 HB1907 HD1 SD1 CD1
Itemized Deductions - Limits; Capital Goods Excise Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Temporarily places a cap on itemized deductions claimed on state income tax returns until January 1, 2016. Removes the refunding feature of the capital goods excise tax credit for eligible depreciable tangible personal property placed in service after December 31, 2009, but before January 1, 2015. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2010. (HB1907 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2010 - Vetoed on 07-01-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 649). SAY WAM
GM656 HB2083 HD1 SD2
Milk; Labeling; Date of Pasteurization or Packaging
RELATING TO MILK LABELING.
Requires milk beverages to be labeled with the date of pasteurization or the date of packaging. Effective January 1, 2011. (SD2)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 656). YAMANE, AQUINO, HAR, MANAHAN, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA, Chong, Herkes, Ito, M. Lee, Tsuji WTL, CPN
GM529 HB2085 HD1 SD2
QUEST Contracting
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes limits on requests for proposals from health and human services providers for QUEST contracts that exceed $100,000,000 and commence after the term of the agency director expires. Effective upon approval. (SD2)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 71, on 4/29/2010, veto override. YAMANE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, YAMASHITA, Brower, Chong, Herkes, Tsuji HMS/HTH, JGO  SB2099
GM530 HB2086 HD2 SD2
Clinical Laboratory Test Results; Privacy
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE DATA.
Allows clinical laboratory test results to be provided to authorized persons or any covered entity for any purpose permitted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Effective upon approval. (SD2)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 72, on 4/29/2010, veto override. YAMANE, AQUINO, CHONG, HERKES, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Manahan HTH, JGO  SB2100
GM657 HB2133 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement; Reseller Agreements
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires the State Procurement Office to authorize reseller agreements in multi-state contracting agreements and to place orders directly with local resellers designated by original equipment manufacturers; defines "local reseller." (HB2133 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 657). B. OSHIRO, HERKES, MAGAOAY, YAMASHITA, Chong, McKelvey, Say EDT, JGO
GM658 HB2152 HD1 SD1
Persons with Disabilities; Fees
RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Authorizes the disability and communication access board to charge a fee to defray expenses of review of construction plans to ensure compliance with laws relating to access to persons with disabilities. Establishes temporary fees until the board adopts permanent fees. Requires report to the legislature. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 658). M. LEE, BROWER, CHONG, CHOY, COFFMAN, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, MORITA, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAGUM, TOKIOKA HTH, WAM  SB2267
GM659 HB2239 SD2 CD1
Deposit Beverage Container Program; Dietary Supplements
RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Removes the exemption for dietary supplements from the deposit beverage container program.
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 659). MORITA, BELATTI, CABANILLA, CHANG, CHING, COFFMAN, HAR, C. LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, THIELEN, Chong, Ito, McKelvey, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB2420
GM660 HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1
Board of Education; Appointment; Selection Advisory Council
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the members of the Board of Education to be nominated and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the Governor from lists of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Board of Education Selection Advisory Council. (HB2377 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 660). TAKUMI, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CHANG, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, C. LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORITA, PINE, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Choy, Coffman, Magaoay, McKelvey, Nakashima EDH, WAM  SB2351
GM531 HB2421 HD2 SD2 CD1
Food and Energy Security
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Establishes various initiatives to promote economic development for local food and energy businesses, ensures Hawaii is energy and food self-sufficient and sustainable to the maximum extent feasible, and helps Hawaii's natural resources and humankind adapt and be resilient to the inevitable challenges brought on by climate change.  Increases and changes the name of the environmental response tax, and sunsets the tax on June 30, 2015. (HB2421 CD1)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 73, on 4/29/2010, veto override. COFFMAN, AQUINO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CHANG, CHONG, CHOY, EVANS, HANOHANO, ITO, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, Tokioka, Wooley WTL/ENE/EDT, WAM  SB2875
GM661 HB2441 HD2 SD2 CD1
Procurement; 30-Day Contract Award Deadline; Gifts to the State
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires contracts for DHHL and DOT projects to be awarded within 30 days of the bid opening date, subject to sufficient available funding and an extension for further negotiations to benefit the public. Requires DHHL and DOT contracts for design professional services to be awarded within 45 days of the bid opening date. Specifies that gifts made to the State shall not constitute or require a procurement contract. Sunsets on
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 661). SAY (BR) TIA/WTL, JGO
GM662 HB2497 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Carbon Bio-Engineers Inc.
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Carbon Bio-Engineers Inc., for development of non-fossil fuel energy production.
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 662). EVANS ENE, WAM  SB2926
GM508 HB2546 SD1
Restoration Time Limits; Forfeited Licenses; Chiropractic Examiners; Individual Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
RELATING TO RESTORATION OF CERTAIN FORFEITED PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSES.
Establishes times limits to restore forfeited chiropractic examiner licenses and individual real estate broker and salesperson licenses. (SD1)
(S ) 4/22/2010 - Vetoed on 04-22-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 508). SAY (BR) CPN  SB2699
GM663 HB2583 SD2 CD1
Shark Feeding; Penalties; Impounded Vessels; State Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO IMPOUNDED VESSELS.
Establishes civil penalties for shark feeding, including impoundment and forfeiture of any commercial marine vessel, and administrative fines; clarifies that all costs and expenses associated with the disposal of an impounded unauthorized vessel by the department of land and natural resources shall be borne by the vessel owner. (HB2583 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 663). SAY (BR) WTL, WAM  SB2736
GM664 HB2644 HD2 SD2 CD1
Solid Waste; Disposal Surcharge
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Applies the solid waste disposal surcharge to waste that is deposited in a landfill, incinerator, or waste-to-energy facility, and applies the surcharge to waste that is shipped out-of-state for disposal. (HB2644 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 664). MORITA ENE/TIA, WAM
GM665 HB2708 HD1 SD1
Statewide Transportation Plan; Public Involvement
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a public involvement process when developing the statewide transportation plan. Effective on approval. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 665). AQUINO, AWANA, HANOHANO, KEITH-AGARAN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, NAKASHIMA, SOUKI, TAKUMI, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Saiki TIA
GM532 HB2866 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Income Tax Rates
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Taxes the transfer of a taxable estate located in Hawaii by a nonresident who is not a citizen of the United States. Specifies that a decedent shall be entitled to all applicable exclusion or exemption amounts as determined under the Internal Revenue Code as of December 31, 2009, before being subject to any taxes, including up to a $3,500,000 applicable exclusion amount. Amends the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" to include certain federal tax principles. Adds definitions of "nonresident not a citizen" and "noncitizen transfer". Retains the State's ability to "pick-up" the state death tax credit as it existed in the Internal Revenue Code on December 31, 2000. (HB2866 CD1)
(H ) 4/30/2010 - Act 74, on 4/29/2010, veto override. SAY WAM
GM368 SB771 SD1 HD1
Real Estate Appraisal Arbitration; Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
RELATING TO APPRAISALS.
Requires a real estate appraiser to rely on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice when acting as an appraiser or arbitrator in an arbitration proceeding. (SB771 HD1)
(H ) 4/9/2010 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 536) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. CHUN OAKLAND, SAKAMOTO, Bunda, Fukunaga, Ige CPC
GM666 SB1105 SD2 HD1 CD1
Legislative Hearings; Studies and Reports
RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS AND PROCEDURES.
Requires any report of a study or an audit made by an executive department or agency, including the Hawaii health systems corporation, and by the legislative reference bureau, auditor, judiciary, or office of Hawaiian affairs, to be submitted to the clerk of each house, senate president, speaker of the house, chairs of the appropriate subject matter committee of each house, and the legislative reference bureau library. Requires a public hearing or informational briefing, except if waived by the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives. Excludes certain routine reports. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 666). KIM, Espero, Galuteria, Hooser, Kidani, Kokubun, Sakamoto, Tsutsui LMG, FIN
GM337 SB1311 SD1 HD1
Aquatic Resources; UH; DLNR
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
Permits UH to use staff in addition to the land, buildings, apparatus, and appliances of DLNR for the biological laboratory. Exempts UH from permitting or application requirements when carrying out repair and maintenance relating to the Hawaii Marine Laboratory Refuge. Effective July 1, 2010. (SB1311 HD1)
(H ) 4/9/2010 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 537) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. HANABUSA (BR) HED, WLO
GM648 SB2001 SD1 HD1
Tax Credit; Research Activities
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the tax credit for research activities for one year. Repeals the technology infrastructure and high technology business investment tax credits effective May 1, 2010. (SB2001 HD1)
(S ) 7/1/2010 - Vetoed on 07-01-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 648). NISHIHARA FIN
GM667 SB2020 HD2 CD1
Real Property; Leasehold; Lease Rent Renegotiation
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Extends repeal date of Act 189, SLH 2009, to 6/30/2013. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 667). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, Fukunaga EBM, JUD
GM668 SB2045 SD1 HD1 CD1
Human Trafficking Offenses; Crime
RELATING TO CRIME.
Establishes class A and B felony sexual human trafficking offenses. Includes sexual human trafficking offenses in the official proceedings or investigations that are to be given greatest priority for purposes of witness protection programs. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 668). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Bunda JUD  HB1940
GM527 SB2159 HD1
Traffic Abstract Fee
RELATING TO TRAFFIC ABSTRACT FEE.
Increases the fee for a traffic abstract from $7 to $20, and increases the amount of the fee deposited into the general fund from $5 to $18. (SB2159 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2010 - Act 064, 4/29/2010, veto override. HANABUSA (BR) JUD, FIN
GM669 SB2324 SD2 HD2 CD1
Unemployment Benefits; Disqualification; Part-time Work
RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Authorizes an individual who is attached to a regular employer that is not offering work to still receive unemployment insurance benefits even if that individual voluntarily or involuntarily separates from part-time employment, with or without good cause. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 669). TAKAMINE, Gabbard, Hee, Kidani, Nishihara, Taniguchi LAB, FIN  HB2257
GM505 SB2394 HD1
Deferred Compensation Plan; Board of Trustees
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.
Makes the Director of Human Resources Development one of two ex officio members on the Board of Trustees of the Deferred Compensation Plan and deletes the requirement for the Director to serve as the Chairperson. Requires the Board to have five employee members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. (SB2394 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2010 - Act 065, 4/29/2010, veto override. TAKAMINE, CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, Fukunaga, Sakamoto, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Tsutsui LAB, FIN  HB2259
GM624 SB2401 SD1 HD1
High Technology Tax Credits; Temporary Suspension
RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
Suspends temporarily the claiming of the technology infrastructure renovation and high technology business investment tax credits. (SB2401 HD1)
(S ) 6/9/2010 - Vetoed on 06-09-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 624). KIM FIN
GM670 SB2434 SD1 HD1 CD1
Education; Salary Adjustments
RELATING TO SALARIES.
Adjusts the salaries and includes performance bonuses for the superintendent of education, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendents, complex area superintendents, and state librarian beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Effective July 1, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 670). SAKAMOTO EDN/LAB, FIN
GM671 SB2473 SD1 HD2 CD1
Elderly Housing; Kupuna; Grandchildren
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Allows grandchildren of elderly housing project residents to temporarily reside with the residents in certain family crisis situations. Affords residents evicted for raising grandchildren-in-crisis in their housing project units priority status to return to project housing. Effective July 1, 2010. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 671). GALUTERIA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, IHARA, KIDANI, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, Bunda, Gabbard, Hemmings, Kim, Nishihara, Slom, Taniguchi HSG, FIN
GM672 SB2491 SD2 HD1 CD1
Telehealth Study; Medicaid QUEST
RELATING TO TELEMEDICINE.
Requires a study on the inclusion of telehealth services in medical malpractice coverage. Prohibits the department of human services from requiring its approval for medicaid or QUEST plans to deliver services through telehealth for mobile medical van programs in rural counties. Effective upon approval. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 672). IGE, Kokubun HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
GM506 SB2501 SD1 HD1
Peer Review for Public Accountancy
RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
Requires peer reviews as a condition of certified public accountancy permits to practice. (SB2501 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2010 - Act 066, 4/29/2010, veto override. ESPERO, Ihara CPC, FIN
GM673 SB2534 SD2 HD1 CD1
Release on Bail; Procedure
RELATING TO BAIL.
Requires law enforcement agencies to accept cash bonds, certified copies of pre-filed bonds, and original surety or own recognizance bonds when the court is closed on weekends and holidays. Specifies from whom bail may be accepted. Requires prompt release after acceptance of bail. Requires payment of bond filing fee. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 673). TANIGUCHI JUD, FIN
GM674 SB2547 SD1 HD1
Small Boat Harbors; Permits
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Requires small boat harbor vessel permittees who, in the course of providing an excursion using state boating facilities, disembark fare-paying passengers in certain counties with the expectation that they will visit state property adjacent to quasi-public property during the excursion, to accompany passengers at all times while ashore. Effective July 1, 2010. (SB2547 HD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 674). FUKUNAGA WLO
GM675 SB2566 HD2 CD1
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits
RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.
Clarifies that a physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for a subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board-certified or licensed specialist. Allows for the one-time consultation to be referred to a board-certified or licensed specialist working in a facility in which a physician or surgeon may have a financial interest. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 675). TAKAMINE, Bunda, Gabbard, Hee, Nishihara, Taniguchi, Tokuda LAB, CPC, FIN
GM676 SB2610 HD1 CD1
Taxation; Conveyance Tax
RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.
Requires the director of taxation to provide the administrator of each county's real property assessment division with an image of all certificates of conveyances filed with the bureau of conveyances. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 676). BAKER, English, Hooser, Ihara, Kidani, Tokuda, Tsutsui WLO, FIN  HB2171
GM528 SB2650 SD2 HD2 CD1
Department of Human Services
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Authorizes the governor to develop and implement an eligibility-processing operations division pilot project for counties with a population of 500,000 or more. Prohibits any department of human services reorganization plan proposed prior to the effective date of the bill or other than the pilot project proposed by the bill. Sunsets June 30, 2011. (CD1)
(S ) 4/30/2010 - Act 067, 4/29/2010, veto override. BUNDA HUS/HLT, FIN
GM521 SB2840 SD2 HD1
Procurement; Construction Projects; Resident
RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
Requires at least eighty per cent of workers on construction procurements to be Hawaii residents; provides sanctions for noncompliance including temporary suspension of contract work, payment withholding, disqualification from the project, recovery of contract payments, and disbarment or suspension. (SB2840 HD1)
(S ) 4/30/2010 - Act 068, 4/29/2010, veto override. BUNDA, ESPERO, Ihara, Takamine EBM/LAB, FIN
GM677 SB2849 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii EUTF; Allotment; Trust Fund Benefits; Trustee; Vote
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Restricts all appropriations by the legislature for contributions to the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund from being subject to the allotment procedures under chapter 37 or the powers of the governor and director of finance under sections 37-32 through 37-41; provides each of the six trustees of the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund with one vote; requires any action by the board to receive at least six votes from the trustees; clarifies that funds designated to pay trust fund benefits shall not be transferred. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 677). TAKAMINE, Baker, Hooser, Kim, Kokubun, Taniguchi, Tsutsui FIN, LAB  HB2749
GM678 SB2883 SD1 HD2 CD1
Employment Practices; Sick Leave Benefits
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee legitimately uses accrued and available sick leave. Limited to employers with one hundred or more employees and a collective bargaining agreement. Exempts cases where an employee is unable to fulfill essential job functions. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 678). TAKAMINE LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2935
GM679 SB2919 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Public Safety; Security of Hawaii State Hospital
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL.
Requires the department of public safety to provide security at Hawaii state hospital. Requires a report from department of health, in collaboration with department of public safety, to the legislature on the plan for the provision of short- and long-term security for the needs of the forensic population of the Hawaii state hospital. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 679). TOKUDA, BAKER, ESPERO, Hee HLT, PBS, FIN
GM680 SB2951 SD2 HD2 CD1
Leased Public Lands; Withdrawal; Compensation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Provides for fair compensation when leased public land for agricultural or pastoral uses is withdrawn, condemned, or taken for public purposes. (CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2010 - Vetoed on 07-06-10 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 680). TAKAMINE WLO/AGR, FIN