Hawaii State Legislature
2009 List of Veto Overrides
Bills that were vetoed by the Governor but overridden by the Legislature to become law.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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