OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-SEVENTH STATE LEGISLATURE

 

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

 

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NO. 6

SIXTH LEGISLATIVE DAY-MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014

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Committee Abbreviations:

 


AGR -  Agriculture

CPC -   Consumer Protection and Commerce

EDB -  Economic Development & Business

EDN -  Education

EEP -   Energy & Environmental Protection

FIN -    Finance

HED -  Higher Education

HLT -   Health

HSG -   Housing

HUS -  Human Services

JUD -   Judiciary

LAB -  Labor & Public Employment

LMG -  Legislative Management

OMH - Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs

PBS -   Public Safety

TOU -  Tourism

TRN -  Transportation

VMI -   Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts

WAL - Water & Land


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Committee

 

 

REFERRAL

 

HB2180

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Funds a pilot project at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to create new technologies for sustainable agriculture in the State through scientific research and support services. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB2181

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the 29th representative district.

 

FIN

HB2182

RELATING TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE.

Establishes the Hawaii justice league program to provide loan repayments on behalf of eligible lawyers that pursue public interest work in Hawaii.  Provides for loan repayments by the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson school of law.  Creates the Hawaii justice league revolving fund.

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB2183

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Prohibits any person, firm, partnership, or corporation from importing, selling, offering to sell, or possessing with intent to sell any ivory product.  Establishes a first violation as a misdemeanor and a second violation as a class C felony.

 

EDB, JUD

HB2184

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Reduces the amount deducted from the county surcharge on state tax to reimburse the State for costs of assessment, collection, and disposition from 10% to 0.5%.

 

FIN

HB2185

RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.

Part I:  Authorizes the State to exchange lands for certain agricultural and conservation lands owned by Dole Food Company, Inc.  Part II:  Establishes the east Kapolei community development district.  Part III:  Establishes the Whitmore project facility revenue bond special fund into which proceeds from revenue bonds shall be deposited for purchasing certain parcels of land from Dole Food Company, Inc.  Appropriates funds to acquire certain Dole Food lands.

 

AGR, WAL, FIN

HB2186

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

Disallows dividends paid deduction for Real Estate Investment Trusts.

 

EDB, FIN

HB2187

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a non-genetically modified produce tax credit for qualified agricultural costs for the taxable year beginning after December 31, 2013.

 

AGR, FIN

HB2188

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Repeals the Waialua Loan and Subsidy Program, Kikala-Keokea Housing Revolving Fund, and Kikala-Keokea Infrastructure Development Fund. 

 

HSG, FIN

HB2189

RELATING TO THE ANIMAL QUARANTINE SPECIAL FUND.

Repeals the animal quarantine special fund.  Specifies that all unexpended and unencumbered funds remaining in the animal quarantine special fund as of July 1, 2014, lapse to the general fund.  Appropriates funds to continue animal quarantine services.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

HB2190

RELATING TO THE MILK CONTROL SPECIAL FUND.

Repeals the milk control special fund.  Specifies that all unencumbered funds remaining in the milk control special fund as of June 30, 2015, lapse to the general fund.  Effective June 30, 2015.

 

AGR, FIN

HB2191

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ANAERGIA INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Anaergia Inc. with the development of facilities for renewable non-fossil fuel energy production in Maui.

 

EEP, FIN

HB2192

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Establishes guidelines for the transition of the Hawaii health systems corporation, a regional system, or a combination of two or more regional systems, into a nonprofit corporation.  Proposes certain retirement benefits for employee of the Hawaii health systems corporation who are employees' retirement system members.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB2193

RELATING TO DNA COLLECTION FROM PERSONS CHARGED OF CERTAIN CRIMES.

Requires DNA collection from persons who are formally charged with any class A or B felony.  Makes appropriation to reimburse counties.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB2194

RELATING TO INFORMATION CHARGING.

Authorizes all class B and C felonies to be instituted by written information subject to certain exceptions.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

JUD

HB2195

RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.

Removes the cost limitation for qualified community rehabilitation program contracts for building, custodial, and grounds maintenance services.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB2196

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires a potential candidate for office to certify that the candidate has no outstanding reports, corrected reports, or fines due to the campaign spending commission.  Requires the chief election officer or county clerk to deliver certificates of election to persons elected only after the filing of mandatory campaign finance reports and payment of fees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2197

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Makes the financial disclosure statements of the University of Hawaii board of regents and members of state boards and commissions available for public inspection and duplication.

 

HED, CPC, JUD

HB2198

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Requires legislators to file a supplemental report within ten days of the conclusion of a special session of the legislature that covers the period from the last required reporting date to the conclusion of that special session.

 

JUD

HB2199

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Requires incumbent state legislators to file large contribution reports to the campaign spending commission within ten days of receiving a contribution of an amount aggregating more than $500 during a legislative session.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2200

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Imposes absolute liability for failure to file a lobbyist statement or report.  Adds a negligence element to the filing of a required statement or report with false information or a material omission of any fact.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2201

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Requires persons who engage in lobbying ninety days prior to the convening of a special session or through sine die of that special session, or both, to file a statement of expenditures with the state ethics commission within ten days of sine die of that special session.  Amends the definition of "lobbyist" to include persons who lobby in excess of five hours in any month during the ninety days prior to the convening of a special session or through sine die of that special session, or both, or who spend more than $750 lobbying during that same period.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2202

RELATING TO DISPOSABLE CONTAINERS.

Requires restaurants or food establishments to provide consumers with the option of using compostable or reusable disposable food service containers.  Requires signs to be posted informing consumers that such containers are available.  Establishes penalties for violations.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB2203

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Allows solar energy facilities to be placed within agricultural lands with soil classified as overall productivity rating class B or C if the area occupied by the solar energy facilities is also devoted to agricultural activities and requires that the solar energy facilities be decommissioned and removed within twelve months of the conclusion of operation.

 

AGR, EEP/WAL

HB2204

RELATING TO STORMWATER MANAGEMENT.

Authorizes any county to establish and charge user fees to maintain stormwater management systems and infrastructure.  Directs the Commission on Water Resource Management to report to the legislature on reducing stormwater runoff quantity and incentivizing stormwater reclamation and reuse.

 

WAL, FIN

HB2205

RELATING TO CRIME.

Raises the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for Habitual Property Crime to two years if an offender is sentenced to probation.

 

JUD

HB2206

RELATING TO COLLEGE-CREDIT EQUIVALENCY PROGRAMS.

Requires, rather than authorizes, UH to establish policies and procedures for the awarding of credits for college-level learning gained from work or other life experiences, other than military service covered under current law.  Requires UH to report to the legislature on its progress in awarding the college credits.

 

HED

HB2207

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Removes the requirement that applicants for a license in psychology complete one year of post doctoral training.

 

HLT, CPC

HB2208

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Requires licensed psychologists to complete a minimum of eighteen credit hours of continuing education courses for the licensing renewal period beginning July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016.  Requires at least three credit hours of continuing education to be ethics courses.

 

HLT, CPC

HB2209

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Requires motor vehicle safety inspection stations to inspect motor scooter exhaust pipes or mufflers and motor vehicle mufflers to ensure that the noise emitted meets certain requirements.  Provides penalties for inspection stations that issue safety inspection certificates in violation of muffler and exhaust requirements.

 

TRN, JUD

HB2210

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Provides for the payment of bus fare to jurors and prospective jurors as an alternative to the mileage fee.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2211

RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Clarifies the county licensing laws for pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, including recordkeeping, prohibited acts, exemptions, licensing sanctions, inspections.  Repeals requirements relating to retention of items.  Appropriates funds.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

HB2212

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates 2 full-time teacher positions in the Hawaiian immersion program at Lahaina intermediate school and appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

HB2213

RELATING TO A WEST MAUI HOSPITAL.

Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs to assist West Maui Hospital and Medical Center Foundation, Inc. in establishing a hospital in west Maui.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2214

RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS.

Clarifies that condominium association boards may only fill board vacancies to serve until the next annual or duly noticed meeting.

 

CPC

HB2215

RELATING TO TRAVEL INSURANCE.

Establishes a limited lines travel insurance producer license for producers selling, soliciting, or negotiating travel insurance through a licensed insurer.  Authorizes travel retailers to offer the insurance if registered by a limited lines travel insurance producer.

 

CPC

HB2216

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Establishes a separate bargaining unit for employees of the HHSC.  Authorizes HHSC to withhold or alter the benefits packages of certain employees.

 

LAB, HLT, FIN

HB2217

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Authorizes DLIR to establish work groups to identify high job growth industries and workforce needs and to develop training programs.  Appropriates funding.

 

EDB, LAB, FIN

HB2218

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Conforms restrictions placed on the creation of civil service exempt positions and annual review requirements. 

 

LAB, FIN

HB2219

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires any person applying for a license as an electrical contractor, pole and line contractor, high voltage electrical contractor, or electronic systems contractor to possess a trade license to perform electrical work in the State.

 

CPC, FIN

HB2220

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (9) and its excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

HB2221

RELATING TO THE DEATH CARE INDUSTRY.

Requires cemetery salespersons to be licensed, establishes background check requirements for all individuals applying for employment as funeral directors or embalmers; and appropriates funds to the department of health to establish a temporary death care task force to examine existing regulatory framework and make recommendations on the consolidation of oversight of the death care industry.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2222

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Requires DHS to visit children placed in resource families at least once per month.

 

HUS, JUD

HB2223

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE FINDINGS RECORDS.

Broadens the scope of "disqualifying information" for purposes of licensing sanctions to include administrative findings of adult or child abuse or neglect.  Extends the use of "disqualifying information" to apply to DOH employees or prospective employees.  Authorizes DOH to obtain administrative findings record checks from DHS relating to child and adult abuse.  Authorizes DHS to release administrative findings record checks to DOH.

 

HUS/HLT, JUD

HB2224

RELATING TO GROUP HOMES.

Establishes a registry for clean and sober homes within the department of health; appropriates funds; amends the county zoning statute to better align functions of state and county jurisdictions to comply with federal law; and excludes clean and sober homes from the residential landlord-tenant code.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2225

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2226

RELATING TO KEAUHOU BAY.

Authorizes a baseline environmental study of the Keauhou bay area and establishes a moratorium on the issuance of new commercial vessel permits in the area.

 

WAL/OMH, FIN

HB2227

RELATING TO ELDERLY EDUCATION.

Requires UH to offer free or discounted credited courses to senior citizens at all campuses.

 

HED, FIN

HB2228

RELATING TO THE HEARING DISABLED.

Requires the Department of Health to conduct a three-year pilot program on Hawaii Island to assist preschool-aged children with cochlear implants to acquire spoken language skills.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2229

RELATING TO ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Makes the Unauthorized Use, Implantation, or Injection of Sperm, Ova, Embryos, or Stem Cells a class C felony.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2230

RELATING TO FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE STATE OF HAWAII BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.

Specifically authorizes the Legislative Auditor to access information in the possession of the Department of Taxation for purposes of conducting financial audits of the State of Hawaii, while also requiring the Legislative Auditor to keep the information confidential.

 

FIN

HB2231

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2232

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.

Amends and clarifies the definition of "improved public lands" for the limitation of liability for public entities based on the duty to warn of dangers on public lands.

 

WAL, JUD

HB2233

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.

Makes permanent the limitations of liability for public entities based on the duty to warn of dangers on public lands.

 

WAL, JUD

HB2234

RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.

Repeals the sunset date and makes permanent the law shielding county lifeguards from liability.

 

WAL, JUD

HB2235

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Amends section 92-7(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify how proposed administrative rules may be described in public meeting agendas.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2236

RELATING TO LANDOWNERS' LIABILITY.

Amends section 520-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete the exclusion of lands owned by the government in the definition of "land."

 

WAL, JUD

HB2237

RELATING TO PRISON LITIGATION.

Requires prisoners to exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a civil court action.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2238

RELATING TO PRISON LITIGATION.

Imposes certain limitations and conditions on in forma pauperis prisoner lawsuits.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2239

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH STATISTICS RECORDS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Authorizes the Department of Health to provide public health statistics records to law enforcement officers to facilitate criminal investigations.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2240

RELATING TO FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION.

Clarifies the grading of the offense of refusal or failure to provide specimen for forensic identification by grading an intentional or knowing violation as a class C felony, and a negligent or reckless violation as a misdemeanor offense.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2241

RELATING TO PRODUCTION OF RECORDS.

Amends provisions of chapter 806D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which allow for the service of process issued by another state upon a Hawaii recipient, and clarifies the following:  (1) that the service of process may be upon a person or business, but not a government agency; (2) that the process is for the production of records; (3) that the process must be based upon a pending criminal investigation or prosecution; and (4) that the person or business being served must have conducted business or engaged in transactions or activities occurring at least in part in the issuing state.  Requires the process to include specified information.  For valid process, requires that the issuing state have a law authorizing the production of records by out-of-state persons or businesses and a reciprocity provision.  Also amends the definition of "recipient," to clarify that the recipient, who receives process issued in Hawaii, must have conducted business or engaged in transactions or activities occurring at least in part in Hawaii.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2242

RELATING TO CRIME.

Updates the offenses of falsifying business records, obtaining a government-issued identification document under false pretenses in the first degree, obtaining a government-issued identification document under false pretenses in the second degree, tampering with a government record, and unsworn falsification to authorities, to address the use of new technology and make the offenses applicable to electronic or digital statements, documents, or records.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2243

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Allows qualified entities to conduct state and national fingerprint-based criminal history record checks on their applicants, employees, and volunteers who provide care for children, vulnerable adults, or the disabled, and to receive the results directly.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2244

RELATING TO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION.

Requires certain disclosures on collection bins for donated clothing and household items by for profit and non profit organizations; clarifies registration requirement for Hawaii domiciled charitable organizations and by nonprofits covered by an IRS Group Exemption Ruling; authorizes the Attorney General to require electronic financial reporting by professional solicitors, imposes a late fee for late financial reports by professional solicitors; clarifies that commercial co-venturers must provide a final accounting within thirty days; clarifies exemptions from registration requirements; and makes other technical and housekeeping amendments to chapter 467B, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2245

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF CHARITABLE ASSETS.

Enacts section 3 of the Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act that provides that the Attorney General has charitable oversight over charitable assets regardless of the form in which they are held; authorizes the Attorney General to enforce the application of the charitable asset and prevent or remedy breaches of fiduciary or other duty or the diversion or waste of a charitable assets.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2246

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Provides for a court-based relief program for persons federally prohibited from owning a firearm based on a finding of mental illness.  Requires the courts to provide information relating to involuntary civil commitments to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System database and to law enforcement for gun control purposes.

 

JUD

HB2247

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTION.

Creates exemption from civil service for staff positions in the Major Litigation Unit of the Department of the Attorney General.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2248

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of the Attorney General for retention of expert witnesses and specialized legal counsel in major litigation against the State of Hawaii.

 

FIN

HB2249

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD.

Amends section 346-43.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that fraudulently applying for or renewing medical assistance benefits is a class C felony, and to clarify the amount of restitution when the fraud is committed by a recipient of medical assistance benefits.  Amends the statute of limitations provision under section 701-108, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include the offense of medical assistance fraud with other felony offenses involving fraud or deception.

 

HUS, JUD

HB2250

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB2251

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount.

 

HSG, FIN

HB2252

RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATERS.

Requires certification of gas tankless on-demand water heaters from a North American certification organization to include the Canadian Standards Association International; the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute; or the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association Certification Program, which list certified products and models.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HSG, CPC

HB2253

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT.

Amends section 201-113, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to expand funding sources to support creative industries development within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.  Repeals sections 201-111, 201-112, and 201-114, HRS.  Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB2254

RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT OPERATION.

Makes permanent the exemption that authorizes film production permit holders to operate a thrill craft in State waters.  Takes effect on June 29, 2014.

 

EDB, OMH

HB2255

RELATING TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Provides that agencies entering into energy performance contracts receive budget appropriations and have access to financing options; that an energy performance contract has a maximum term of 25 years, including the construction period; and that agencies implementing performance contracts provide annual reports to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.  Includes housekeeping measures.

 

EEP, FIN

HB2256

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX REPEAL DATE.

Enables a resource strategy aligned with the State's 2030 clean energy laws.  Revises the environmental response, energy, and food security tax repeal date to June 30, 2030.

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

HB2257

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY.

Adjusts the salary cap of the Superintendent of Education.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB2258

RELATING TO THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TRUST FUND.

Amends section 532A-26(d), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase unclaimed property trust fund balance at the end of each fiscal year.

 

FIN

HB2259

RELATING TO THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TRUST FUND.

Amends section 532A-25, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to reduce the maximum fee cap for non-attorney professional finders from twenty-five percent to ten percent.

 

FIN

HB2260

RELATING TO UTILITIES REGULATION.

Amends portions of Hawaii's utility ratemaking laws so as to allow utilities in the State the opportunity to earn a fair return on utility property that is "used and useful" for public utility purposes.

 

CPC, FIN

HB2261

RELATING TO THE ONE CALL CENTER.

Allows for more flexible use of the State's One Call Center funding collected from civil penalties by amending section 269E‑6(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, FIN

HB2262

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health (DOH) to disclose lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information from the lists.  Effective upon approval.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2263

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Changes the formula for crediting unused sick leave to retirement benefits for public employees who become members of the Employees' Retirement System after June 30, 2014.

 

LAB, FIN

HB2264

RELATING TO INVESTMENT AUTHORITY OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Repeals the limitation on the holding period for real estate acquired by the Employees' Retirement System by foreclosure, enforcement of security, or in satisfaction of debts.

 

LAB, FIN

HB2265

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND TASK FORCE.

Extends the sunset date and the report due date of the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Task Force and extends the lapse date of the appropriation to support the task force to June 30, 2015, by amending Act 268, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013.

 

LAB, FIN

HB2266

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO SUPPORT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COSTS.

Provides general fund appropriation to support employment costs for Collective Bargaining Unit (7) and its excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB2267

RELATING TO SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.

Adds definitions for clarity.  Requires a mortgage loan originator company to be open during specified regular business hours to the public and for examination or investigation by the commissioner.  Deletes exemptions for individuals facilitating mortgage loans for their family members and family property.  Clarifies that a branch manager may not oversee more than one branch office or principal place of business.  Excludes certain information included in NMLS from confidentiality provisions of the law.

 

CPC

HB2268

RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.

Changes the annual license renewal date for mortgage servicers from June 30 to December 31 of each calendar year.

 

CPC

HB2269

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to collect and publish health premium information.

 

HLT, CPC

HB2270

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to insurance.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2271

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Adopts revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' model laws on Credit for Reinsurance Model Act, Standard Valuation Law, Standard Nonforfeiture for Life Insurance, and Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act.

 

CPC, FIN

HB2272

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Authorizes criminal background checks for real estate appraisers as required by federal law.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2273

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANIC CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

Authorizes the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board to enter into agreements with entities, educational institutions, or other  organizations, as necessary, to ensure that motor vehicle mechanics' knowledge of motor vehicle repairs are current and in line with industry standards.

 

TRN, CPC

HB2274

RELATING TO ASSISTING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.

Provides that a contractor licensee who aids and abets an unlicensed contractor may subject the licensee to further discipline by the Contractors License Board.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2275

RELATING TO MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD.

Clarifies definition of "distressed property consultant" and specifies that attorneys must be licensed by, and engaged in the practice of law in, the State of Hawaii in order to fall within the class of exceptions to the definition of "distressed property consultant".

 

CPC, JUD

HB2276

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Establishes the Early Childhood Education Program within the Early Learning System established by section 302L-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDN, FIN

HB2277

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION.

Establishes the Office of Health Care Transformation within the State Health Planning and Development Agency.  Changes the name of the State Health Planning and Development Agency to the Hawaii Health Care Planning and Policy Authority.  Establishes the Health Care Transformation Special Fund.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2278

RELATING TO MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE.

Increases the minimum hourly wage to $8.75 on January 1, 2015, $9.50 on January 1, 2016, and $10.00 on January 1, 2017.

 

LAB, FIN

HB2279

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Makes a general fund appropriation of $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2014‑2015 to recapitalize the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund.

 

FIN

HB2280

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HURRICANE RESERVE TRUST FUND.

Makes a general fund appropriation of $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2014‑2015 to recapitalize the Hurricane Reserve Trust Fund.

 

FIN

HB2281

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.

Makes an emergency appropriation for costs associated with the operations of the Office of the Governor (GOV100).

 

FIN

HB2282

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Amends section 206M-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add Phase II or III Small Business Innovation Research grants to qualifying criteria.  Increases the ceiling on transfers from the Hawaii Capital Loan Revolving Fund from $100,000 to $500,000.

 

EDB, FIN

HB2283

RELATING TO INCOME TAXATION OF SENIORS.

Provides an income tax exemption to taxpayers over 65 years of age who have federal adjusted gross income below certain thresholds.

 

FIN

HB2284

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Doubles the refundable food/excise tax credit amount for each taxpayer who is sixty-five years of age or older.

 

FIN

HB2285

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS.

Triples the low-income household renters credit for each taxpayer who is sixty-five years of age or older.

 

FIN

HB2286

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Makes permanent provisions for affordable housing credits on Hawaiian home lands.

 

OMH, HSG, FIN

HB2287

RELATING TO PERSONAL PRIVACY.

Adds certain content of Department of Hawaiian Home lands homestead applicant and lessee files to the list of government records which are not required to be disclosed.

 

OMH, JUD

HB2288

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Amends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to permit the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to dispose of department-owned or department-controlled improvements, or space within an improvement, on Hawaiian home lands through direct negotiations.

 

OMH/WAL, FIN

HB2289

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.

Repeals the directive to amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, to accomplish the purposes of Act 195, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011.

 

OMH, JUD

HB2290

RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Allows the Department of Human Services to draw from other funds appropriated to the Department of Human Services to maintain the level of General Assistance benefits payments set at the beginning of each fiscal year for the entire fiscal year.

 

HUS, FIN

HB2291

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERIM ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes a special fund, the Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund, into which interim assistance reimbursements received from the Social Security Administration are deposited for repayment of State-funded financial assistance provided under the general assistance, aged, blind and disabled or temporary assistance for needy families for recipients who are retroactively approved for Supplemental Security Income and  authorizes the Department of Human Services to expend the funds for State-funded financial assistance programs.  Appropriation.

 

HUS, FIN

HB2292

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE MED-QUEST DIVISION.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2013-2014 to address the budget shortfall for the general support for health care payments program (HMS 902) in the Department of Human Services.  Effective upon approval.

 

HUS, FIN

HB2293

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act to June 30, 2015, updating the referral dates in the statute, and revising the funding amount for the Hospital Sustainability Program for fiscal year 2014-2015.  Exempts the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund from the central service assessment.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB2294

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act to June 30, 2015, updating the referral dates in the statute, and appropriating funds from the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2014-2015.  Exempts the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund from the central service assessment.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB2295

RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF EXEMPT PERSONNEL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE STATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

Director of Human Services may appoint and employ, professional staff, not subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, when in the determination of the director the services to be performed are unique and essential to the execution of the functions of the state medical assistance programs.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB2296

RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A SECOND DEPUTY DIRECTOR POSITION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Restore the second deputy position for the department of human services.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB2297

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.

Allows only original household members to retain a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher.  Requires vouchers to be returned to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority when all original members are no longer in the household.

 

HSG, FIN

HB2298

RELATING TO NOTICE TO CHILDREN PURSUANT TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.

The court, after a chapter 587A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, petition has been filed, shall issue a summons requiring the presence of the parents and other persons to be parties to the proceeding, except the child.  The petitioner is to notify the child of the hearing no less than twenty-four hours prior to the hearing.

 

HUS, JUD

HB2299

RELATING TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

Authorizes the Department of Health to create permanent or temporary exempt Privacy Officer and Security Officer positions.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB2300

RELATING TO INFANT MORTALITY.

Clarifies the role of the Department of Health in reducing infant mortality rates; establishes the Hawaii maternal and child health quality improvement collaborative; requires birthing facility reporting; and appropriates funds for operations.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2301

RELATING TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH.

Amends the penal code to establish limits on the length of conditional release for certain charges not involving violence, and to specify the circumstances under which the time limited conditional release may be tolled, as well as what happens if the time limited conditional release is revoked.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2302

RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT REVIEW OF RESTRAINTS AND SECLUSION.

Establishes authority for a behavioral support review process to assess the use of restraints and seclusion for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, and allow participants exemption from liability for the use and review of information and records and activities pertaining to behavioral support reviews of persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2303

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADULT FOSTER HOMES.

This bill allows a definition of "related" to include relationships by blood, by marriage, legal guardians, and trustees of the foster adult.  Legal guardians, trustees, and relatives may not continue to care for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) as a foster home; permits minors with I/DD to age in place under certain conditions; clarifies that certified adult foster homes with dual certification not exceed a total of three individuals with I/DD; and prohibits adult foster homes from dual certification.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2304

RELATING TO THE NEUROTRAUMA ADVISORY BOARD.

Revises the total number of Neurotrauma Advisory Board from 21 to 11 members while still maintaining representation of all existing parties.

 

HLT, CPC

HB2305

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DIVISION.

Authorizes an emergency appropriation for FY 2013-2014 $500,000 from general funds to the Department of Health, for ongoing services provided by the developmental disabilities division.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2306

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE REVOLVING FUND.

Appropriates funds for environmental health programs through the environmental response revolving fund.

 

EEP, FIN

HB2307

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING.

Amends the Electronic Device and Television Recycling Program

 

EEP, CPC

HB2308

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

Establishes an Office of Environmental Information Management within the Department of Health.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, FIN

HB2309

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.

Increases from $100 per day to a maximum of $10,000 per day fines levied for violations of sanitation laws and rules for establishments required to undergo sanitation inspections by the Department of Health.  The increase in sanitation penalties establishes parity with existing food adulteration penalties.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB2310

RELATING TO PARKED VEHICLES.

Repeals the requirement that the Department of Health adopt rules pertaining to people living in parked vehicles.

 

HLT, TRN, JUD

HB2311

RELATING TO FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.

Repeals the Advisory Council on Food Protection Practices.

 

CPC

HB2312

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.

Changes the amount of the tax that shall be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund from five cents on each barrel to fifteen cents on each barrel to support environmental activities and programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB2313

RELATING TO THE USE OF TOBACCO AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.

Amends chapter 323F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to prohibit the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes at Hawaii Health Systems Corporation health facilities.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB2314

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PRIMARY CARE      TRAINING PROGRAM.

Appropriate $2,800,000 to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Hilo Medical Center for the second year of funding to administer a primary care training program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2315

RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Establishes the minimum and maximum fee for copies of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation medical records and the method of computing appropriate fees above the minimum.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2316

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HLT, FIN

HB2317

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Expands signature authorization to include advanced practice registered nurses.  Makes technical corrections to the Hawaii physician orders for life-sustaining treatments law.

 

HLT, JUD

HB2318

RELATING TO RECORDS FOR FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS.

Amends the Hawaii Penal Code with respect to forensic evaluations of defendants when there is a concern about fitness to proceed or penal responsibility, to require public agencies to provide records bout the defendants to the Judiciary, irrespective of confidentiality laws.

 

PBS, HLT, JUD

HB2319

RELATING TO PRIVACY OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION.

Amends the statutes to protect the privacy of developmental disability and mental health patients' health information, while allowing reasonable use and disclosure as provided by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

 

HLT, JUD

HB2320

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes health equity as a goal for the Department of Health.

 

HLT

HB2321

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.

Amends chapter 328J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the places where smoking is prohibited and updates signage requirements.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB2322

RELATING TO PREVAILING WAGE CONTRACTOR PENALTIES.

Conforms all suspension penalties under the Hawaii prevailing wage law and extends suspension from three years to five years.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB2323

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS LAW CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE.

Increases the prevailing wage penalty from $1,000 per project and $100 per day to $10,000 per project and $1,000 per day.  Clarifies that general contractors are secondarily liable for wages and penalties found due by their subcontractors and their agents.  Prohibits private agreements made to contravene the law.  Adds a definition for "contractor" and "public work". 

 

LAB, FIN

HB2324

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Amends the composition of the Board of Land and Natural Resources by requiring that at least one member shall have a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices.

 

WAL/OMH

HB2325

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.

Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by adding a member possessing a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices.

 

WAL/OMH

HB2326

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 12, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ASSIST DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners to improve their facilities to protect public safety and provide significant benefits to the general public as important water sources.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB2327

RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT HARBOR FACILITIES.

Clarifies that no use permit for a state small boat harbor facility may be transferred unless specifically provided by law.

 

WAL, FIN

HB2328

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY.

Recognizes the State's role in co-managing the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

OMH/WAL, JUD

HB2329

RELATING TO THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT.

Recognizes the State's role in co-managing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

OMH/WAL, JUD

HB2330

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a standardized framework and funding for afterschool programs in public middle/intermediate schools.  Establishes a revolving fund to receive fees and other moneys to supplement the costs of administering and operating the program.  Establishes one full-time equivalent position to support the program.  Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB2331

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Repeals sunset date for provisions exempting an agency from the obligation to respond to duplicate requests from a single requestor, provided that the agency satisfies specified requirements.

 

JUD

HB2332

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates Chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to make it consistent with amendments in federal law on controlled substances.  Amends sections 329-14 and 329-20, HRS, to add new controlled substances federally scheduled as required under section 329-11, HRS.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2333

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE INTEGRATED SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM.

Amends Chapter 353E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to include juveniles, to reflect nationally recognized best practices in the statewide, integrated programming for sex offenders, and to identify the coordinating body for the sex offender treatment program as the "Sex Offender Management Team."  Exempts the Program from the requirements of Chapter 92, HRS.

 

PBS, JUD

HB2334

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Specifies that funds for discharged persons be subject to legislative appropriation.  Clarifies circumstances under which the paroling authority may grant early discharges. Provides discretion to the paroling authority with respect to initial pardon consideration as it relates to paroled prisoners.

 

PBS, FIN

HB2335

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE.

Allows the Director of Public Safety to appoint the Mental Health Branch Administrator and Mental Health Section Administrators without regard to Chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

PBS, LAB, FIN

HB2336

RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.

Conforms Hawaii income tax law with amendments made to the Internal Revenue Code as of December 31, 2013, and makes various technical amendments.

 

FIN

HB2337

RELATING TO THE ESTATE AND GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAXES.

Conforms chapter 236E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2013; and amends the definition of the applicable exclusion amount to close an existing loophole.

 

FIN

HB2338

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Clarifies that the credit is not available for research conducted outside of the State.  Eliminates the requirement that the department of taxation certify all research credit claims.  Clarifies that failure of the taxpayer to submit the required survey to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is a waiver of the right to claim the credit.

 

FIN

HB2339

RELATING TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF TAX APPEALS.

Amendments to specify that initiation of a case in Tax Appeals Court requires service of process on the Director of Taxation as described in the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure.

 

FIN

HB2340

RELATING TO APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW.

Technical correction to reflect that the term "estate taxes" means either chapter 236D or chapter 236E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as applicable based on the date of death.

 

FIN

HB2341

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC FILING AND PAYMENT OF TAXES.

Reduces the threshold amount for electronic fund transfers of taxes.

 

FIN

HB2342

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC FILING OF TAX RETURNS.

Allows the Department of Taxation to require the electronic filing of tax returns.

 

FIN

HB2343

RELATING TO TRUST FUND LIABILITY FOR AMOUNTS PASSED ON AS TAX.

Creates trust fund liability for any title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, tax that is passed on and creates a conclusive presumption of liability for any title 14 tax amounts passed on.

 

FIN

HB2344

RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.

Clarifies that the independent appeals officer may decide all questions of fact and all questions of law, excepting questions involving the Constitution or laws of the United States, necessary to the determination of the objections raised by the taxpayer in the petition.  Specifies procedure of the expedited appeals and dispute resolution program.  Limits the amount in controversy for board of review cases to $25,000.  Clarifies the procedure for the transfer of cases from the board of review to the Tax Appeal Court.

 

JUD, FIN

HB2345

RELATING TO TAXPAYER EDUCATION.

Allows the Department of Taxation to use funds from the Tax Administration Special Fund for taxpayer education purposes.

 

FIN

HB2346

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX WHOLESALE RATE IMPOSED UPON SALE OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Clarifies that wholesale sales of tangible personal property are subject to the one-half of one per cent general excise tax rate.

 

FIN

HB2347

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS.

Clarify that Department of Taxation criminal investigators who are subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, also have police powers.

 

PBS, LAB, FIN

HB2348

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSING.

Amends or deletes statutes containing federal commercial driver's licensing requirements that are addressed in Hawaii Administrative Rules.

 

TRN, CPC/JUD

HB2349

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Mandates use of an ignition interlock for all offenders convicted and adjudicated for the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.  Increases fines for violation.  Removes the exemption for the repeat offender of driving without an ignition interlock for those who are employed and must drive a company vehicle for employment.  Authorizes the Director of Transportation to make administrative rules governing the operation and compliance of the ignition interlock and authorizes penalties under these rules.

 

TRN, JUD

HB2350

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Amends the law relating to the storage of opened container that contains intoxicating liquor or the consumption at the scenic lookout.  Clarifies where intoxicating liquor may be kept in a motor vehicle.  Further clarifies who and where an opened container may be possessed in a recreational vehicle, house coach or house trailer.

 

TRN, JUD

HB2351

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY.

Amends or deletes statutes containing federal requirements that are addressed in Hawaii Administrative Rules.

 

TRN, JUD

HB2352

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Expands authority of the director of transportation over required motor vehicle and motor carrier vehicle inspections in the State.

 

TRN, CPC

HB2353

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR SECURITY AT HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Makes an emergency appropriation to replenish security funds that were used to cover the costs associated with the operations and maintenance of the outbound baggage handling and explosive detection systems.

 

FIN

HB2354

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to create a film and media park.  Designates certain properties to be included in the park. 

 

EDB, FIN

HB2355

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB2356

RELATING TO MEDIATION AFFECTING JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE.

Expands the application of mandatory mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution by requiring mortgagees, including Hawaiian home lands trust homestead beneficiaries and lawful successors in interest, to participate, at the mortgagor's election, in mediation to avoid foreclosure or mitigate damages from foreclosure prior to filing a judicial foreclosure action for property that has been the mortgagor's primary residence for a specified period.  Applies the dispute resolution requirement to judicial foreclosure actions filed prior to the effective date of this bill and pending an initial court hearing.  Effective upon approval.

 

CPC, JUD

HB2357

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN KONOHIKI MANAGEMENT.

Authorizes the Aha Moku Advisory Committee to provide advice on establishing and applying traditional konohiki management practices to restore fishery food stocks and environmental well-being, in consultation with fishery communities.

 

OMH, AGR, FIN

HB2358

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Authorizes the growing of industrial hemp for certain purposes under specified conditions.

 

 

AGR/EDB, JUD

HB2359

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Prohibits hydraulic fracturing and the collection, storage, treatment, or discharge of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.  Provides for penalties and enforcement.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

RE-REFERRAL

 

HB2001

RELATING TO VOTING.

Requires counties to automatically register as voters all qualified persons at the time they are issued a civil identification card or driver's license.

 

TRN, JUD