OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-SECOND STATE LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

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NO. 4

7th LEGISLATIVE DAY-JANUARY 27, 2003

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Committee Abbreviations:

AGR - Agriculture

HSH - Human Services and Housing

CPC - Consumer Protection and Commerce

INT - International Affairs

EDB - Economic Development and

JUD - Judiciary

Business Concerns

LAB - Labor and Public Employment

EDN - Education

LMG - Legislative Management

EEP - Energy and Environmental Protection

PSM - Public Safety and Military Affairs

FIN - Finance

TAC - Tourism and Culture

HED - Higher Education

TRN - Transportation

HLT - Health

WLU - Water, Land Use & Hawaiian Affairs

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HOUSE BILLS

 
   

Committee

H.B. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

556

RELATING TO PEER SUPPORT COUNSELING SESSIONS.

Provides for the confidentiality of any communication made by a participant or counselor in a peer support counseling session conducted by a law enforcement agency or by an emergency services provider.

HLT, LAB, JUD

557

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Short form bill relating to health.

HLT

558

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Short form bill relating to health.

HLT

559

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Short form bill relating to health.

HLT

560

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Short form bill relating to the elderly.

HLT

561

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Short form bill relating to children.

HLT

562

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Makes permanent the offenses of sexual assault in the 1st degree and sexual assault in the 3rd degree for persons who knowingly engage in sexual penetration with minors at least 14 years old but less than 16 years old, if the offender is not less than 5 years older than and is not married to the minor.

JUD

563

RELATING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Establishes a nuisance abatement unit within the department of the attorney general to provide for the enforcement and prosecution of violations of nuisance abatement laws in the penal code. Appropriates funds.

JUD, FIN

564

RELATING TO PROMOTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Extends offense of promoting a controlled substance near schools or school vehicles to include public parks.

JUD

565

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Increases standard of need from the 1993 federal poverty level to an annually updated current poverty level. Includes the general assistance (GA) and aged, blind, and disabled programs for the calculation. Removes limitation on making GA payments only from total appropriations made for GA.

HSH, FIN

566

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Provides that no hospital that operates a helicopter landing pad for use by medical evacuation helicopters shall be held liable for civil damages resulting from any act or omission, except for such damages as may result from the hospital's gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.

HLT, JUD

567

RELATING TO FUNDRAISERS AND FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.

Prohibits elective officers in elected state office from receiving contributions and holding fundraisers or engaging in fundraising activity during the period in which the legislature is in regular session.

JUD

568

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Grants civil service status to certain exempt employees in the department of land and natural resources.

LAB, FIN

569

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Establishes a deferred option retirement plan for firefighters.

LAB, FIN

570

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC EMPLOYEES HEALTH FUND.

Requires annual audits of employee organization health benefits plans.

LAB, FIN

571

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EIGHTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital Improvement projects for the 18th Representative District

FIN

572

RELATING TO BIOPROSPECTING.

Establishes a moratorium on bioprospecting and the temporary bioprospecting advisory commission. Appropriates funds.

WLH, FIN

573

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Repeals chapter 323D relating to state health planning and development agency. Transfers SHPDA administrator and 1 clerical position to office of planning.

HLT, LAB, FIN

574

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO CREATE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.

Proposes to amend the state constitution to allow counties to create political subdivisions.

JUD, FIN

575

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a community-based pilot project for the Puna community that enables students to have an opportunity to participate in the formulation of activity programs. Appropriates funds.

EDN, FIN

576

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Establishes a minimum lot size for agricultural districts that are subdivided after June 30, 2003.

AGR, WLH

577

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

Establishes a professional counselors licensing program effective 7/1/05, subject to the accumulation of a minimum $43,000 in a startup trust fund by 10/1/04. Requires DCCA to report on the fund to the 2004 Legislature. Terminates the fund on 6/30/05 and mandates the fund balance to be deposited into the compliance resolution fund. Allows counselors with current national certification to be licensed upon application and payment of fees within one year of the licensing program's effective date. Authorizes the appointment of an administrative assistant and secretary. Repeals the program on 6/30/10.

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

578

RELATING TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Establishes a temporary bipartisan state and local government reorganization commission to eliminate duplication and overlapping of state and county services, activities, and functions.

LAB, JUD, FIN

579

RELATING TO BOATING.

Requires the DLNR to adopt rules, including administrative penalties, establishing and enforcing evaporative emissions standards and exhaust emissions standards for marine vessels that use spark-ignition engines, including sterndrive, inboard, and outboard engines and personal watercraft.

WLH/EEP, FIN

580

RELATING TO NOISE.

Prohibits as disorderly conduct punishable as a misdemeanor or a violation, the operation of gas or electric lawn mowers or other grounds maintenance equipment that can be heard beyond the premises upon which it is operated, and that is operated after 9:00 p.m and before 7:00 a.m.

EEP, JUD

581

RELATING TO SHARK FEEDING.

Establishes a penalty for violating the ban against shark feeding.

WLH, JUD

582

RELATING TO PROXIES.

Provides that proxies given to the board of an association of apartment owners or planned community association may not be used for the election of board members.

CPC

583

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS.

Requires the minutes of a condominium or planned community association's board of directors meeting and agenda for the next meeting be mailed to any association member on the mailing list.

CPC

584

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Short form bill relating to insurance.

CPC

585

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Short form bill relating to public utilities.

CPC

586

RELATING TO GASOLINE.

Short form bill relating to gasoline.

CPC

587

RELATING TO COMMERCE.

Short form bill relating to commerce.

CPC

588

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Short form bill relating to consumer protection.

CPC

589

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT.

Establishes a new patient-oriented standard of disclosure; removes inconsistencies between Hawaii Supreme Court case law, the Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the Board of Medical Examiners' Rules.

HLT, CPC, JUD

590

RELATING TO THE HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Amends language in Act 179, SLH 2002, which allowed the legislature to skim all interest from HRTF and transfer it to the general fund. Provides the public with the right to bring a cause of action to enjoin the State from breaching its fiduciary duty in managing the HRTF. Repeals immunity provisions for transfers of funds from the hurricane reserve trust fund to the general fund.

CPC, JUD, FIN

591

RELATING TO THE HURRICANE RESERVE TRUST FUND.

Restores $29 million to the Hurricane Reserve Trust Fund.

CPC, FIN

592

RELATING TO LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

Requires compensation for accrued vacation to be paid out to a state employee through a contribution to a qualified retirement account under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

LAB, FIN

593

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.

Assigns the encroachment tolerance of the classified property to the encroaching unclassified property, when the unclassified property is owned or leased in common by an owner's association.

CPC

594

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Excludes from the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission wireless communication services.

CPC, FIN

595

RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.

Lengthens the time check cashers may defer check deposits from 31 to 32 days; increases the maximum fee for personal check deferred deposits from 15 to 20 percent; authorizes concurrent, multiple transactions with one customer where checks aggregate $600 or less; increases the fee allowed for dishonored checks from $20 to $25.

CPC

596

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL.

Authorizes the issuance of $3,010,000 in general obligation bonds and makes an appropriation for the expansion of the Lahainaluna high school cafeteria.

FIN

597

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

598

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

599

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

600

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

601

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

602

RELATING TO THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.

Grants the campaign spending commission the authority to dismiss complaints that are clearly frivolous and that form part of a pattern of harassment of a candidate. Provides for a penalty for individuals who file frivolous complaints to harass a candidate.

JUD

603

RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX.

Increases standard income tax deductions.

FIN

604

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes counties to permit solar energy facilities in agricultural districts.

WLH/EEP, AGR, CPC

605

RELATING TO CLOSURE OF MUNICIPAL FACILITIES.

Expands the definition of "pollution control project" to include the closure of the project so that such closures will qualify for special purpose revenue bond funding.

EEP, FIN

606

RELATING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Transfers the office of community services from the department of labor and industrial relations to the department of human services.

LAB, HSH, FIN

607

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Short form bill relating to government.

FIN

608

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Short form bill relating to taxation.

FIN

609

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Short form bill relating to the state budget.

FIN

610

RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.

Short form bill relating to state finances.

FIN

611

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Short form bill relating to non-general funds.

FIN

612

RELATING TO IMPROVING END OF LIFE CARE.

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Appropriates $225,074 for FY 2003-2004 and FY 2004-2005 to fund the creation of an end of life center. Creates end of life center within executive office on aging.

JUD, FIN

613

RELATING TO INSURANCE RATE REGULATION.

Prohibits medical malpractice insurers from engaging in rate discrimination against physicians or surgeons for entering into collegial agreements or collaborating with advance practice registered nurses.

HLT, CPC, FIN

614

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS.

Establishes tax credits for installation of solar, wind, and photovoltaic renewable energy systems. Requires a review and evaluation of the State's energy efficiency policy.

EEP, CPC, FIN

615

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Allows the services of business owners who hold at least a 50 percent interest in their company to be excluded from the unemployment insurance law.

EDB, LAB, FIN

616

RELATING TO STRIKES.

Prohibits public employers from privatizing government services that are not being provided due to a lawful strike. Allows public employees to seek injunctive relief if a public employer violates laws relating to strikes.

LAB, JUD, FIN

617

RELATING TO VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEES BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATION TRUSTS.

Allows for the formation of an employee organization sponsored trust, established as a voluntary employees' beneficiary association (VEBA), to provide health benefits for state and county employees of a particular bargaining unit, future retirees of that bargaining unit, and existing retirees of that unit who wish to participate in such a trust.

LAB, FIN

618

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Allows for renewal of licenses in cases of noncompliance with child support orders when noncompliance is due to unlawful actions of the custodial parent making compliance impossible.

JUD

619

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

CIP for the 49th representative district

FIN

620

RELATING TO THE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS.

Appropriates funds for a JROTC program at Kealakehe High School.

EDN, FIN

621

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Consolidates ombudsman's office within the office of the auditor. Designates the auditor, or a member of auditor's staff delegated by the auditor, as the ombudsman of the State.

LMG, FIN

622

RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.

Sets 15 mile per hour speed limit in school zones during school hours.

TRN, JUD

623

RELATING TO PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS.

Prohibits partial birth abortions except to save life of the mother. Provides criminal penalties.

HLT, JUD

624

RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.

Prohibits commercial vehicles from driving in the left lane of a multi-lane roadway or street except when turning or passing.

TRN, JUD

625

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCARCERATION.

Amends 706-672, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to streamline the law regarding alternative programs to incarceration.

 

 

PSM, JUD

626

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT.

Increases the individual development account contribution tax credit from 50% of the amount contributed to 100% of the amount contributed.

FIN

627

RELATING TO RIGHTS OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.

Requires a physician to give notice to a parent or guardian of a minor before performing an abortion.

HLT, JUD

628

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to adopt rules without regard to the administrative procedure act in implementing federal public housing programs.

HSH, JUD, FIN

629

RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.

Redistributes the Conveyance Tax revenues by reducing the amount designated to the Natural Area Reserve fund from 25% to 12-1/2% and dedicates 12-1/2% to the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii for programs for the homeless.

WLH, HSH, FIN

630

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Provides an income tax credit for cash contributions made to qualified nonprofit agencies that provide direct services to the public.

FIN

631

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAIIAN IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Makes appropriation for the Hawaiian immersion program

WLH, EDN, FIN

632

RELATING TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARING CENTERS.

Appropriates funds to the DOE for the continuation of 21st century community learning centers.

EDN, FIN

633

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Establishes the Hawaiian immersion program.

WLH, EDN, FIN

634

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER.

Appropriates funds for emergency services at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

FIN

635

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

CIP for the 44th representative district

FIN

636

RELATING TO NEW CENTURY CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Directs all funding for charter schools to the Hawaii Association of Charter Schools instead of the DOE.

EDN, FIN

637

RELATING TO MULLET FISHING.

Prohibits net fishing in Kaneohe Bay during mullet breeding season.

WLH, JUD

638

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM.

Amends HRS 235-102.5 and 312-3.6(a) to provide a check-off box on state individual income tax returns to allow the public to support the Hawaii state public library system.

EDN, FIN

639

RELATING TO JUVENILE COURT RECORDS.

Allows limited accessibility to juvenile records to school officials; requires notification from a court to appropriate school officials when a minor has committed any felony or misdemeanor; provides for confidentiality of records and penalty for unauthorized disclosure.

EDN, JUD

640

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE LOSS MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM.

Appropriates $3,500,000 in FY2003-2004, and $2,500,000 in FY2004-2005, from interest income transferred from the hurricane reserve trust fund to the general fund under Act 179, SLH 2002, to fund the loss mitigation grant program established under the Act. Allows appropriated funds to be used for grants issued from January 1, 2003.

CPC, FIN

641

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Implements the recommendations of the criminal history record check working group, as established pursuant to Act 263, SLH 2001, to address inconsistencies and duplicative statutory language authorizing record checks for employment background checks, certifications, and licensing of individuals.

LAB, JUD, FIN

642

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires all condominium association managers to be certified. Sets forth certification process.

CPC, FIN

643

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts contractors from the general excise tax for commercial construction or improvement.

EDB, FIN

644

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Transfers funds from the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund (HHRF) to the general fund.

CPC, FIN

645

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR ASSISTING NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Authorizes the issuance of $200,000,000 in SPRBs to assist The Queen's Health Systems.

HLT, FIN

646

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES.

Repeals the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Office of the Legislative Analyst; establishes the OLBO; makes the OLBO accountable to the House Speaker and Senate President; grants expanded powers to the OLBO; appropriates funds for the OLBO.

LMG, FIN

647

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD.

Amends the composition of the HCDCH Board to include representatives of various housing-related organizations.

HSH, EDB, FIN

648

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY LEASE CONTRACTS.

Requires, in leasehold renegotiations, that a rent based on fair market value shall apply even if the value is lower than existing rent and the lease contract bars the lowering of rent upon renegotiation. Allows a one-time rent adjustment to reflect fair market value for any existing lease renegotiated after January 1, 1990.

CPC, FIN

649

RELATING TO REQUIRED GREASE INTERCEPTORS.

Provides a tax credit for grease interceptors required by state or county laws.

EEP, FIN

650

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an investment and improvements income tax credit for qualifying small businesses.

EDB, FIN

651

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT.

Updates the informed consent statute and increases consistency with other informed consent law.

HLT, JUD

652

RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING, REENACTING, OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amends, reenacts, or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

JUD

653

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Requires insurance companies to notify county police departments of the cancellation of motor vehicle insurance coverage.

CPC, JUD

654

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.

Allows the "matricula consular" to be accepted as proper identification for Mexican nationals in Hawaii.

INT, JUD

655

RELATING TO CREDIT CARDS.

Prohibits as an unfair method of competition and unfair or deceptive act or practice in the conduct of any trade or commerce, increasing the credit limit of a state resident credit card holder without first obtaining the holder's consent.

CPC, JUD

656

RELATING TO A CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER.

Establishes the construction resources research center within the University of Hawaii's college of engineering. Allocates 1/4 of 1% of all state fund appropriations for capital improvements designated for construction to be used for the center's programs and functions. Appropriates funds.

LAB, HED, FIN

657

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMISSION.

Appropriates $100,000 to fund the Korean War Commission for one year.

INT, FIN

658

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Replaces two of the four at large members of HCDA with two landowner members.

WLH, FIN

659

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS.

Transfers the responsibility for the sale and distribution of House and Senate Journals from the lieutenant governor to the legislature.

LMG, FIN

660

RELATING TO IRRIGATION SYSTEMS.

Appropriates funds for agricultural irrigation projects statewide.

AGR, FIN

661

RELATING TO VEHICLE SALVAGE.

Establishes titling standards and procedures for passenger motor vehicles, including specific titles for salvaged vehicles, nonrepairable vehicles, and flood damaged vehicles; establishes disclosure and labeling requirements for transfers of rebuilt salvage vehicles; establishes civil penalties for violation of titling requirements; authorizes attorney general to enforce titling requirements and to recover damages.

CPC, JUD

662

RELATING TO THE HAWAII SPORTS HALL OF FAME.

Statutorily creates the Hawaii sports hall of fame to be headed by a board of directors. Creates Hawaii sports hall of fame special fund.

TAC, FIN

663

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts proceeds from goods and services sold to the State and counties from the general excise tax.

FIN

664

RELATING TO ANIMAL QUARANTINE.

Establishes procedures and requirements for the entry of dogs, cats, and other carnivores into the State without the need for quarantine.

AGR, HLT, FIN

665

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Requires, rather than allows, the use of ohana conferences for family decision making in the preparation of a service plan before placing a child in foster care, which is to include a discussion of the feasibility of placing the child with a member of the child's extended family.

HSH, JUD, FIN

666

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Appropriates funds to the department of health to provide resources to nonprofit community-based care programs.

HLT, FIN

667

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SERVING THE MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED.

Appropriates $ in FY 2003-2004, and $ in FY 2004-2005 to Hawaii's system of nonprofit, community-based health care providers specializing in preventive care for the medically underserved.

HLT, FIN

668

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires Hawaii to comply with federal requirements to maximize the receipt of federal matching funds to support the State's efforts to delink welfare and medical assistance. Appropriates $ in FY 2003-2004 and $ in FY 2004-2005.

HSH/HLT, FIN

669

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the department of human services to abolish the cap on enrollment in the QUEST program.

HSH/HLT, FIN

670

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Specifies criteria that sets medicaid payments at a level that fairly compensates providers.

HSH/HLT, FIN

671

RELATING TO QUEST.

Appropriates $1 to provide enabling services under QUEST.

HSH/HLT, FIN

672

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Restores QUEST benefits to income-eligible legal immigrants and migrants during and three months after pregnancy. Appropriates $1 in FY 2003-2004 and $1 in FY 2004-2005 for this purpose.

HSH/HLT, FIN

673

RELATED TO QUALIFIED IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT.

Provides a tax credit for improvements made to federally qualified health centers.

HLT, FIN

674

RELATING TO HOMELESS SERVICES.

Provides funding to the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii for homeless assistance.

HSH, EDB, FIN

675

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO PREVENT CONDEMNATION OF TRUST LANDS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to protect trust lands that benefit Hawaiians from condemnation by the State and counties.

WLH, JUD, FIN

676

RELATING TO INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING.

Provides for instant runoff voting for all county elections in which no primary election is held; defines "instant runoff method"; provides for method of voting, counting votes, and certifying results using the instant runoff method.

JUD, FIN

677

RELATING TO INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING.

Provides for instant runoff voting for all state offices (governor, lieutenant governor, state house of representatives, state senator, office of Hawaiian affairs, and county offices as authorized by ordinance). Defines "instant runoff method". Provides for method of voting, counting votes, and certifying election results using the instant runoff method.

JUD, FIN

678

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Establishes the Hawaii Employer Mutual Health Insurance Company to provide health insurance to Hawaii employers.

CPC, FIN

679

RELATING TO SCHOOL ZONES.

Requires the department of transportation to establish standards for the placement of school zone traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks, on public roads, to help ensure the safety of students, parents, and school personnel.

TRN, EDN, FIN

680

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Provides for mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs.

LMG, JUD

681

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Removes Social Security number requirement for driver's license. Authorizes the submission of identifying documents.

TRN, CPC

682

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PREVENT CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE USE.

Makes appropriation to Department of Health to work with Department of Education and law enforcement agencies to prevent crystal meth use.

HLT/EDN, PSM, FIN

683

RELATING TO FILM.

Gives students enrolled in University of Hawaii film courses reasonable access to the Diamond Head film studio.

EDB, HED, FIN

684

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a tax credit for the purchase of motion picture and film, and television production and post-production equipment.

EDB, FIN

685

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONE.

Designates the entire island of Oahu as an enterprise zone for two years from 07/01/2003 to 06/30/2005.

EDB, FIN

686

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS HIGH TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT.

Provides a tax credit of an unspecified amount to small high- tech companies to encourage expansion.

EDB, FIN

687

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires HTA to include performance goals, monitoring requirements, and measures of effectiveness in each contract in which public funds are expended for tourism marketing or promotion. Requires annual report.

TAC, FIN

688

RELATING TO WORKS OF ART IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Defines "works of art" for purposes of the "art in public places" program to include aesthetic art objects, including digital media.

TAC

689

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE FRIENDS OF WAIPAHU CULTURAL GARDEN PARK.

Provides matching funds up to $75,000 for the plantation village programs through the Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park.

FIN

690

RELATING TO PROMOTION OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES IN HAWAII.

Requires Hawaii tourism authority to allocate a portion of its biennial budget to contract with the Hawaii Technology Trade Association to market and promote high technology industries in Hawaii.

TAC/EDB, FIN

691

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.

Extends the preference in the public procurement code to state resident contractors who form joint ventures that meet statutory criteria.

FIN

692

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Specifies that the jurisdiction of the ethics commission over an elected official begins when the official is elected, not when the official takes office.

LMG, JUD

693

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Extends the sunset of Act 273, SLH 2001 (home and community-based case management agencies and community care foster family homes), from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2007.

HSH, FIN

694

RELATING TO CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE.

Establishes a rebuttable presumption of paternity as an affirmative defense to custodial interference.

JUD

695

RELATING TO THE STATE AUDITOR.

Short form bill relating to the state auditor.

LMG

696

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN REFORM.

Short form bill relating to campaign reform.

LMG, JUD

697

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Authorizes state purchasing agencies to use design-build proposals. Requires agencies to pay 1% of project cost up to $1,000,000 for each unsuccessful proposal for design-build proposals with construction estimates greater than $5,000,000.

EDB, FIN

698

RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.

Amends the criminal trespass laws to prohibit persons from entering or remaining unlawfully on certain public or private property for a specified time period, after a reasonable warning or request to leave the premises has been issued.

JUD

699

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires department of transportation to review prior studies and plans regarding the construction and operation of a fixed guideway from Kapolei to the UH with a spur to Waikiki to determine availability of federal funding. Report to legislature and governor.

TRN, FIN

700

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HALEIWA PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION CENTER.

Appropriates funds for Haleiwa psychological rehabilitation center as a micro-enterprise for a consumer-run psychological rehabilitation center.

HLT, FIN

701

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Makes appropriation of $879,660 for FY 2003-2004, and $879,660 for FY 2004-2005 for an emergency vehicle, staffing, equipment, and supplies for the Kaaawa and Kahaluu areas of Oahu.

HLT, FIN

702

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF GRANT WRITING.

Establishes office of grant writing in the department of budget and finance for securing federal grant moneys.

FIN

703

RELATING TO DESIGN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS.

Amends the public procurement code with respect to the procurement of design professional services by adding a minimum of two public members to a selection committee and adding selection criteria, and amending provisions relating to the ranking of offerors and electronic posting of awards.

FIN

704

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT CODE.

Requires that after a construction contract is awarded, a pre-job conference is required between the state or county representatives, the prime contractor, and all subcontractors involved.

EDB, FIN

705

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE ANALYST.

Appropriates funds for the office of legislative analyst.

LMG, FIN

706

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON.

Adds violence against health care professionals to the offenses of assault in the second degree and terroristic threatening in the first degree.

HLT, JUD

707

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

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 21st representative district.

FIN

708

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECALL OF LEGISLATORS.

Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to provide for the recall of legislators.

LMG, JUD, FIN

709

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS.

Reduces maximum allowable campaign contribution limits by 50%.

JUD

710

RELATING TO COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER FOR GRANTS AND PUBLIC FUNDING.

Creates a resources central system within the lieutenant governor's office to coordinate grant-making and grant-seeking activities.

FIN

711

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE AND ELDER WELLNESS.

Creates 2 elder wellness demonstration projects, for a 2-year period, to support continued independent living for elders in their own homes. Appropriates $200,000 in FY 2003-2004 and FY 2004-2005.

HSH/HLT, FIN

712

RELATING TO THE STATE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Reduces the amount of general excise tax revenues deposited to the credit of the state educational facilities improvement special fund by the amount of certificates of participation (in addition to the amount of general obligation bonds) authorized for that fiscal year.

EDN, FIN

713

RELATING TO COUNTY TAXES.

Repeals time and designated use restrictions on county general excise and use tax surcharge to authorize counties to enact ordinances for county general excise and use tax at their discretion at a rate of 1/2%.

FIN

714

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes an educational restructuring and transition committee to review the structure of the DOE and make recommendations to the BOE and the legislature on the implementation and transition of the DOE to a political subdivision.

EDN, FIN

715

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SENIOR HOUSING SECURITY.

Appropriates funds for senior housing security.

HSH, FIN

716

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR BIOREMEDIATION RESEARCH.

Appropriates $400,000 for biotreatability evaluation, additional research, and small-scale testing of bioremediating contaminated sediments in statewide waterways by the University of Hawaii, college of tropical agriculture and human resources (CTAHR). Requires the CTAHR to submit interim and final reports to the legislature.

HED, FIN

717

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Transfers the disposition of public lands within an agricultural district from the department of land and natural resources to the department of agriculture.

WLH/AGR, FIN

718

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII DROUGHT PLAN.

Appropriates funds for further development and planning of the Hawaii Drought Plan.

WLH/AGR, FIN

719

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts amounts received as grants in the form of reimbursements for expenditures from an economic development program sponsored by a federal, state, county, or nonprofit organization from imposition of the general escise tax. Applies to amounts received after December 31, 1999, and allows any credits to be applied to the taxpayer's general excise tax liability in subsequent years until exhausted.

EDB, FIN

720

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Provides a food/excise tax and medical services tax credits.

FIN

721

RELATING TO AMBULANCE SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for 24-hour advanced emergency ambulance services for the upcountry area of Maui for FY 2003-2004 and FY 2004-2005.

HLT, FIN

722

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Permits motor vehicle backup warning beepers to be disabled between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. if the vehicle is equipped with a rear view camera system.

TRN, JUD

723

RELATING TO INITIATIVE.

Amends articles II, III, and XVII of the state constitution to provide for initiative. Requires an initiative to embrace only one subject and be void if the legislature enacts any law that is the same or similar (accomplishing the same purpose), if so determined by the attorney general. Defines "election" to expressly include determining an initiative measure.

JUD

724

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Prohibits corporations and labor organizations from making campaign contributions. Forbids any person who enters into a contract with the State or counties to make, or promise to make, campaign contributions to any political party.

JUD

725

RELATING TO INCOME TAX.

Allows certain businesses to claim an income tax credit of up to fifteen percent of prepaid health insurance premiums paid for employees and their families.

LAB, FIN

726

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

Allows the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to port to employee-organization health benefit plans; provided that the plans accept retirees, are subject to audits, use funds only for health plans, and return excess ported amounts.

LAB, FIN

727

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.

Creates a temporary program providing additional benefit to unemployed workers by extending their unemployment insurance benefits.

LAB, FIN

728

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lost their health insurance on or after September 11, 2001.

HSH/HLT, FIN

729

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Excludes from the unemployment insurance law, the services of owners of businesses holding an ownership interest of not less than 50% in the employing unit.

LAB, FIN

730

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS.

Continues the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy by providing for licensure. Deletes provision for temporary permits. Repeals sunset date of December 31, 2003.

HLT, CPC

731

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Amends the definition of "medical care", "medical services", or "medical supplies" in the workers' compensation law to include services provided by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; replaces reference to "masseur" with "licensed massage therapist."

HLT, LAB, CPC

732

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Changes the minimum age for entering kindergarten from age 5 by 12/31 to age 5 before 10/16 beginning with the 2005-2006 school year and age 5 before 8/1 beginning with the 2006-2007 school year. Requires cost savings to be used to expand or supplement early education programs.

EDN, FIN

733

RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

Prohibits hand-held cellular phone use while driving a motor vehicle; requires use of hands-free operation or speaker phone system while driving.

TRN, JUD

734

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Authorizes voter registration on the day of an election. Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2003-2004 for development of an election day voter registration system.

JUD, FIN

735

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES.

Makes appropriation to Department of Health for sexual assault services.

HLT/HSH, FIN

736

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSES.

Prohibits a governmental entity that administers student loans from certifying to a professional or vocational licensing board that a person is in default of a student loan unless the governmental entity obtains a judgment from a court that specifies the exact amount of the default.

CPC, JUD

737

RELATING TO CLEAN WATER.

Increases, from $25,000 to $40,000, the fine for each violation of the water pollution law, or any rule, permit, or variance issued under that law. Enacts provisions relating to muddy water, underground injection, and nutrients. Allows citizen suits.

EEP, JUD, FIN

738

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FIFTY-FIRST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 51st representative district.

FIN

739

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Amends the amount of time a judge can order a minor detained for committing an act constituting a petty misdemeanor to the maximum of 30 days. Amends the amount of time a judge can order a minor detained for committing an act constituting a misdemeanor to a maximum of one year. Provides that when probation includes incarceration in a youth correctional facility, the incarceration shall be for a term not to exceed six months for committing an act constituting a misdemeanor. Provides that when probation is ordered in cases where the act committed constituted a petty misdemeanor, the term of incarceration shall not exceed 30 days.

JUD

740

RELATING TO CRIMINAL LITTERING.

Amends definition of "litter"; increases amount a defendant may be fined for conviction of criminal littering; provides for imprisonment if littering involved furniture, appliance, or motor vehicle.

JUD

741

RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS.

Requires pawnbrokers to report weekly to police chief in each county all pledged goods received by the pawnbroker; requires police chief to make the report available to the public for thirty days.

JUD, CPC

742

RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Requires police department certification that verifies that there is no police record that pledged goods or merchandise presented to a pawnshop or secondhand dealer have been reported stolen; requires police to develop procedures to implement certification requirement.

JUD, CPC

743

RELATING TO ACCRETED LANDS.

Defines accreted lands. Includes accreted lands in the definition of public lands. Requires that accreted lands shall be state lands, except a private property owner may file an accretion claim to regain title to the owner's eroded land that is restored by accretion. Makes the Act prospective.

WLH, JUD

744

RELATING TO FUEL.

Prohibits methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) as a gasoline additive in Hawaii after 12/31/03. Imposes penalties for violations.

EEP, FIN

745

RELATING TO LANDOWNER'S LIABILITY.

Extends limited liability to the counties for making public lands available to the public for recreational purposes.

WLH, JUD

746

RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY FOR COUNTIES.

Establishes limited liability for counties and county employees for damages or injury to persons or property arising out of hazardous recreational activities in a skate park.

TAC, JUD

747

RELATING TO THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE.

Authorizes the auditor to charge fees for its audits from the audited entities. Establishes a revolving fund for the audits.

LMG, FIN

748

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires the DOE to determine the appropriate allocation for new century charter schools and new century conversion charter schools beginning in FY 2003-2004.

EDN, FIN

749

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE.

Implements Auditor's alternative recommendations regarding the regulation of occupational therapy practice by removing language equating registration with licensure and by removing language referencing requirements for occupational therapy assistants and provisions for temporary permits.

HLT, CPC

750

RELATING TO CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS.

Prohibits public officers and employees from taking any official action directly affecting a business or undertaking in which the employee knows or has reason to know that a sibling, parent, emancipated child, or household member has a substantial financial interest.

JUD

751

RELATING TO MASS MAILINGS BY LEGISLATORS.

Prohibits legislators from mailing mass mailings postmarked fewer than 60 days before any election in which the legislator is a candidate. Defines "mass mailing."

LMG

752

RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE STATE ETHICS CODE.

Establishes what is public record when charge is filed by other than the commission; person or organization that filed charge shall be informed of status of charge upon request.

JUD

753

RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

Repeals the discretion of the ethics commission to remove the executive director or determine the salary of executive director.

LMG, JUD, FIN

754

RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.

Allows any federal, state, or county election other than a regularly scheduled primary or general election to be conducted by mail.

JUD, FIN

755

RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTING.

Provides for an absentee ballot return envelope to be delivered other than by mail, by a representative of an incapacitated voter or, in special cases, to any polling place within the county in which the voter is registered.

JUD

756

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the chief election officer or county clerk, in the case of a county election, to order a recount of all ballots cast when a small vote difference exists. Changes the date of primary elections to the second Saturday in August.

JUD, FIN

757

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING RECORDS.

Reduces the period in which the county clerk's office is required to preserve campaign spending reports from 10 to 5 years.

JUD

758

RELATING TO THE PRIMARY ELECTION DATE.

Changes the primary election date to the second Saturday in August.

JUD

759

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Specifies when the clerk is required to remove names of registered voters from the county register.

JUD, FIN

760

RELATING TO VOTING RIGHTS OF FELONS.

Provides voting rights for felons whose sentences provide for the possibility of parole.

JUD

761

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Allows voters to register to vote on election day at the polling place for the precinct in which the voter resides. Requires proof of residency. Appropriates funds.

JUD, FIN

762

RELATING TO ELECTION HEARINGS.

Allows the chief election officer to establish procedures for receiving and processing complaints and conducting investigations.

JUD

763

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ANTONE VIDINHA STADIUM COMPLEX, WAIMEA HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SWIMMING POOL, AND WAILUA HOUSELOTS DRAINAGE FACILITIES.

Appropriates $4,260,000 for CIP projects on Kauai for stadium complex, Waimea High School and Wailua Houselots Drainage Facilities.

FIN

764

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUAI.

Authorizes capital improvement projects on the county of Kauai (Waimea Sewer System; Lihue Sewer System; Drainage Master Plan; New Kapaa Fire Station; and Solid Waste Facilities).

FIN

765

RELATING TO LANDOWNER'S LIABILITY.

Limits county landowner liability toward persons entering county land for recreational purposes.

WLH, JUD

766

RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY FOR COUNTIES.

Limits county liability for hazardous recreational activities in skate parks.

TAC, JUD

767

RELATING TO EXEMPTING COUNTIES FROM GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts counties from the general excise tax.

FIN

768

RELATING TO FRANCHISE TAX.

Imposes a reporting requirement and 2-1/2% county tax on certain telephone companies in the State.

CPC, FIN

769

RELATING TO VEHICLE HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION FEE.

Repeals restriction on using increases of registration fees for purposes other than to defray cost of disposition of abandoned or derelict vehicles.

TRN, FIN

770

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Requires the state director of finance to transmit to each county all the fines and forfeitures collected for uncontested traffic infractions committed in that county, that are in excess of amounts required by the state to pay the administrative costs of the traffic violations bureau.

JUD, FIN

771

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes the counties to establish a county vehicle ad valorem tax.

FIN

772

RELATING TO BONDS.

Clarifies authority of county directors of finance to establish certain details of bonds issued by the counties.

FIN

773

RELATING TO BONDS.

Allows counties to establish certain details of bonds issued by the counties.

FIN

774

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Abolishes the land use commission and transfers its functions to the counties. Makes various amendments to coastal zone management law.

WLH, JUD, FIN

775

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Requires ambulance service providers to establish and maintain alcohol and substance abuse policy.

LAB

776

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Prohibits essential employees occupying essential position from participating in a strike.

LAB, FIN

777

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

Increases number of trustees from 10 to 12; requires 1 trustee to be selected by counties on a rotational basis. Prohibits governor from reducing term of the county-selected trustee. Requires a mayor to fill the vacancy of the county-selected trustee.

LAB, FIN

778

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Changes the composition of the ERS board of trustees to include an equal number of employee and public employer representatives.

LAB, FIN

779

RELATED TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Excludes public employees covered by collective bargaining under chapter 89 from specific sections of the uniform arbitration act.

LAB, FIN

780

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Requires of exclusive representatives of police department employees with the following job classifications: police radio dispatcher; radio technician I; radio technician II; supervising police radio dispatcher; radio technician III; and radio engineer, to arbitrate any impasse with the public employer.

LAB, FIN

781

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Requires of exclusive representatives of police department employees with the following job classifications: service station working supervisor; service station attendant; automotive working supervisor; and automotive mechanic, among others, to arbitrate any impasse with the public employer.

LAB, FIN

782

RELATING TO E911 AND 311 TELEPHONE SURCHARGES.

Authorizes each county to assess countywide E911 and 311 surcharges to each landline and wireless telephone within that county to be used for county operated E911 and 311 call centers.

CPC, FIN

783

RELATING TO ALLOWANCE ON SERVICE RETIREMENT.

Provides police radio dispatchers with the same retirement benefits as police officers for service beginning after 12/31/93.

LAB, FIN

784

RELATING TO SUBPOENAS.

Gives police officers overtime compensation for being subpoenaed to testify on behalf of the State during off-duty periods.

LAB, FIN

785

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Provides that fees and fines from adjudicated and unadjudicated traffic crimes and infractions shall be distributed to the county in which the traffic crime or infraction occurred.

JUD, FIN

786

RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION.

Defines "employment information". Provides: requirements for disclosure of employment information by former employers of police department job applicants; employer immunity for disclosing required information; legal remedies for failure to comply; confidentiality of disclosed information.

LAB, JUD

787

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Provides qualified immunity for police chief and person acting under police chief's authority for issuance, denial, suspension, or revocation of firearms permit.

LAB, JUD

788

RELATING TO PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE ON ARREST.

Provides criminal penalties for failure of a driver to provide identification when detained for a traffic violation.

TRN, JUD

789

RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.

Adds an additional $100 penalty to persons convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. Provides that moneys are to be distributed to the law enforcement agency making the arrest to facilitate enforcement, including in-car videos and radar and laser speed detection.

TRN, JUD, FIN

790

RELATING TO POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY.

Possession of property reported stolen by 2 or more victims shall be prima facie evidence of stolen property.

JUD

791

RELATING TO FIRING RANGES.

Provides for county regulation of firing ranges. Authorizes chief of police to issue permits.

JUD, FIN

792

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Provides a law enforcement exception to the prohibition against 10-round ammunition magazines.

JUD

793

RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Clarifies powers of police chiefs to allow statewide partnerships with other police chiefs.

JUD

794

RELATING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Makes good faith defense inapplicable to motor insurance insurance violations. Removes court discretion to grant community service in lieu of fines for motor vehicle insurance violations.

TRN, CPC, JUD

795

RELATING TO STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Changes the penalty for driving a moped without a license to be consistent with the penalty for driving a motor vehicle without a license.

TRN, JUD

796

RELATING TO BURGLARY IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

Makes burglary a class A felony if the person enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime against a person.

JUD

797

RELATING TO GAMBLING OFFENSES.

Clarifies definition of bookmaking to include accepting bets from even one individual of the public.

JUD

798

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Requires a person applying for permit to acquire a pistol or a revolver to attend a handgun (as opposed to a firearm) safety or training course.

JUD, FIN

799

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Modifies offense of criminal property damage in the first and second degrees by including the condition of knowingly, in addition to intentionally, damaging property.

JUD

800

RELATING TO DEPENDENT ADULTS.

Requires family or household members who know a dependent adult who needs medical treatment, but is unable to obtain it, and is at imminent risk of death or serious injury, to seek medical treatment, report to DHS, or report to a county police department.

HLT/HSH, JUD

801

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION.

Proposes amendments to the Hawaii constitution regarding holding a constitutional convention and to provide that only yes or no votes be counted in determining whether or not a majority of votes have approved holding a constitutional convention.

JUD, FIN

802

RELATING TO CHAPTER 711, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Redefines the offense of disorderly conduct. Expands scope of violation of privacy to include recording or broadcasting a person's intimate area underneath clothing while in a public place, without that person's consent.

JUD

803

RELATING TO FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

Repeals the current law relating to firearms, ammunition, and dangerous weapons, and enacts a new law on the same subject, including provisions for permits to acquire firearms, possession by licensed hunters and minors, target shooting, game hunting, and licenses to carry concealed pistols and revolvers.

WLH, JUD, FIN

804

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Makes mandatory minimum sentencing without the possibility of parole for repeat offenses applies to firearms violations to places to keep firearms and providing false information. Prohibits probation for a broader class of felony firearm offenders. Broadens range of offense for which specialized treatment and terms are not applicable to a young adult defendant. Creates a single degree offense of reckless endangering.

JUD

805

RELATING TO JUVENILES.

Requires petitions filed in any juvenile court proceedings, probation officer reports, and all other documents filed in that case or made available to the probation officer in making a report, or made available to the judge, referee, or other hearing officer to be made available to school officials.

EDN, JUD

806

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Makes mandatory minimum sentencing without parole apply to unauthorized entry into motor vehicle. Makes extended sentencing for offenses against certain classes of people apply to attempted murder in the second degree. Disallows deferred acceptance of guilty pleas for felonies involving substantial bodily injury and for election violations.

JUD

807

RELATING TO CHAPTER 291E.

Establishes offense of habitually operating a vehicle while under influence of an intoxicant. Adds certain offenses committed as a minor as "prior" offenses.

TRN, JUD

808

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Provides the Judiciary budget for the 2003-2005 biennium.

JUD, FIN

809

RELATING TO COURT FEES.

Provides that certain district court fees for administrative costs are deposited into the judiciary computer system special fund.

JUD, FIN

810

RELATING TO COURT COSTS.

Establishes new court administrative costs associated with the processing of certain civil filings, which are to be deposited into the judiciary computer system special fund.

JUD, FIN

811

RELATING TO RULES OF COURT.

Provides that certain fees are to be deposited into the judiciary computer system special fund.

JUD, FIN

812

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Increases the surcharge for parent education for separating parents to $50. Drops the $15 donation.

JUD, FIN

813

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Clarifies that judiciary may contract for professional services for counsel and guardian and litem, pursuant to chapter 103D and reasonable rates of compensation.

JUD, FIN

814

RELATING TO TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.

Repeals the requirement that an envelope directed to the traffic violations bureau of a district court for the purpose of answering a notice of traffic infraction include prepaid postage.

JUD, FIN

815

RELATING TO THE COURTS.

Allows use of debit cards to pay for court costs except bail postings and driver's license and vehicle registration clearances, which must be paid in cash only.

JUD, FIN

816

RELATING TO INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS.

Appropriates general funds for various programs of the judiciary, and the departments of the attorney general and public safety relating to alternatives to incarceration.

PSM/JUD, FIN

817

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Repeals the interstate parole and probation compact.

JUD

818

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE DRIVER'S LICENSE REVOCATION.

Removes law enforcement mileage fees from the costs covered by administrative hearing processing fees.

JUD, FIN

819

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Extends energy tax credits to 2008.

EEP/EDB, FIN

820

RELATING TO STREET SIGNS.

Requires street name signs for all city streets.

TRN, JUD, FIN

821

RELATING TO THE AGE OF CONSENT.

Removes the sunset date from Act 1, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, Second Special Session.

HLT/HSH, JUD

822

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified costs at Ko Olina Resort and Marina; maximum tax credit of $7,500,000 in any year; maximum total tax credit of $75,000,000.

TAC, FIN

823

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTIETH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriation for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 40th representative district

FIN

824

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Specifies the application of the state ethics code to the University of Hawaii.

HED, JUD

825

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates a three-year tax credit for the development of dormitories at the University of Hawaii.

HED, FIN

826

RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.

Relating to the economy (s/f bill).

EDB

827

RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.

Relating to the economy (s/f bill).

EDB

828

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Relating to government (s/f bill).

EDB

829

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

Relating to DBEDT (s/f bill).

EDB

830

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION.

Relating to economic diversification (s/f bill).

EDB

831

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes the Hawaii instrument pool into which individuals and companies may donate usage of their high technology instrument. Allows qualified borrowers to use the instruments for their ventures and research. Establishes a tax credit for donating into the Hawaii instrument pool usage of "industry entry" high technology instruments that will help Hawaii's technology companies enter into new and emerging markets.

EDB, FIN

832

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to create a single Internet portal comprised of data and information from all government agencies. Requires the information to be easily accessible and manipulated for analysis.

EDB, FIN

833

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates a tax credit against general excise tax liability for the owners or operators of hotels or time-share facilities who create new jobs within the State during the taxable year. Creates a tax credit against general excise tax liability for the owners or operators of hotels or time-share facilities who train and/or retrain employees within the state during the taxable year.

TAC/EDB, FIN

834

RELATING TO MOTORIZED DEVICES FOR TRANSPORTING PERSONS.

Amends the statewide traffic code by defining and regulating the operation of motorized person transporter platforms, motorized bicycles, and electronic personal assistive mobility devices.

TRN, CPC, JUD

835

RELATING TO PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION.

Amends the statewide traffic code to define and regulate the operation of electric personal assistive mobility devices.

TRN, JUD

836

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires force majeure terms in contracts with airport concessions contracts as a mechanism to provide relief for airport concessionaires in the wake of catastrophic events.

TRN, FIN

837

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Provides relief beyond 4/30/02, for airport concessions. Establishes a passenger facility charge to finance costs related to implementing new security measures at state airports.

TRN, FIN

838

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes a passenger facility charge to finance costs related to implementing capital improvement program projects at state airports.

TRN, FIN

839

RELATING TO CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS.

Eliminates the ability of candidates for public accounting licensure to substitute equivalent experience in private or government accounting or auditing work for the required two years of professional experience in public accounting practice.

CPC

840

RELATING TO AERONAUTICS.

Allows the director of transportation to adopt rules to pay bonuses to airlines that increase the number of flights into and out of any county other than Honolulu. Provides for calculation based on number of flights in a given month for each county as compared to flights made during January, 2003.

TRN/TAC, FIN

841

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Allows an exemption from jury duty for people over the age of eighty.

JUD

842

RELATING TO ELECTED OFFICIALS.

Allows elected officials to solemnize marriages.

LMG, JUD

843

ESTABLISHING A CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER SURCHARGE.

Establishes a passenger surcharge of $5 for each person embarking or disembarking on a cruise ship in the State.

TRN, TAC, FIN

844

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR NURSING HOME WITHOUT WALLS.

Appropriates $      and $       in FY 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 for 1 FTE registered nurse case manager and 1 FTE clerical support staff for the nursing home without walls program on Molokai and Lanai.

HLT/HSH, FIN

845

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Establishes standards and criteria and process for identification of important agricultural lands. Establishes process for adoption of new agricultural and rural district boundaries. Amends the permissible uses within the rural land use district. Authorizes counties to permit home occupations in the agricultural district without requiring a special permit; defines "home occupation.

WLH/AGR, FIN

846

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Allows unannounced inspections of adult residential care homes and expanded adult residential care homes by department of health. Requires director of health to adopt rules.

HSH/HLT, JUD, FIN

847

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Requires road test for persons 70 or older when renewing a driver's license.

TRN, JUD

848

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes a total ban on unsecured passengers riding in the cargo areas of pickup trucks.

TRN, JUD

849

RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSIT BENEFIT PROGRAMS.

Directs the director of human resources development to establish a voluntary pre-tax savings public transit benefit program for state employees that allows purchase of monthly bus passes or transit vouchers before state, federal, and FICA taxes are deducted; appropriates funds.

TRN, LAB, FIN

850

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Repeals the provision requiring an applicant's social security number from voter registration application forms.

JUD

851

RELATING TO TAXATION APPEALS.

Repeals the requirement that a taxpayer must pay a disputed tax before filing an appeal concerning that tax with the Tax Appeal Court.

FIN

852

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Requires stickers on motor vehicles as proof of effective no-fault insurance policy.

TRN, CPC/JUD, FIN

853

RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE.

Allows licensed medical and osteopathic physicians to be certified to practice acupuncture in Hawaii if they have completed certification courses and passed a certification examination required by the board of acupuncture.

HLT, CPC, FIN

854

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Establishes litter prevention and control program, including institution of a litter prevention and control advisory board within the DOH. Sets up environmental fee special fund. Establishes a state office of recycling.

EEP, FIN

855

RELATING TO ENERGY CONSERVATION.

Specifies that residential buildings built after 07/01/04 shall include R-19 (or equivalent) roof insulation and ceiling fan wiring.

EEP, FIN

856

RELATING TO FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.

Prohibits solicitation of political contributions in any state or county room or building where official business is conducted and in the open courtyards and private offices of the State Capitol building. Provides exemption for any person who pays for the public use of any state or county facilities or grounds.

JUD

857

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires notification and public comment during the site selection process for any new or expanded correctional facilities within the State.

PSM, FIN

858

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Changes, from 1st degree to 2nd degree sexual assault, knowingly engaging in sexual penetration with a person less than 14 years old, or at least 14 but less than 16 years old if the person is not less than 5 years older than the minor and not legally married to the minor. Repeals 6/30/03 sunset date.

JUD

859

RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR APPOINTED COUNSEL.

Increases compensation for court appointed counsel to rate used for federal District Court in Hawaii in 1990.

JUD, FIN

860

RELATING TO CLASS SIZE REDUCTION.

Requires the DOE, subject to the availability of funds, to reduce the ratio of students to teachers in kindergarten to grade 6 to not more than 20 students to 1 teacher, over a period of years.

EDN, FIN

861

RELATING TO INSURERS.

Requires insurers to maintain a claims service office in the State.

CPC/JUD

862

RELATING TO DEATH WITH DIGNITY.

Allows a terminally ill, competent adult to get lethal dose of medication to end life. Prohibits mercy killings, lethal injections, and active euthanasia. Requires informed consent. Allows alternate doctor to replace attending doctor if latter declines to prescribe. Requires monitor at time of taking dose.

JUD

863

RELATING TO LAND USE IMPACT ASSESSMENTS.

Requires a developer of residential development (over 20 homes) to submit a land use impact assessment to the appropriate permitting agency prior to the approval of a permit, including an estimate of the impact costs of the proposed development on existing infrastructure, such as schools, sewers, and roads.

EDB, WLH, FIN

864

RELATING TO FUNDRAISERS AND FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.

Prohibits appointed public employees who are candidates for elective office from holding fundraisers until they have resigned or taken a leave of absence from their position.

JUD

865

RELATING TO CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS.

Prohibits a public employee from taking official action directly affecting a brother, sister, parent, emancipated child, or household member.

LAB, JUD

866

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Establishes state appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards. Sets specific, up-to-date standards on selected commercial and residential products based on widely used efficiency criteria.

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

867

RELATING TO HOSPITAL CARE.

Requires health care facilities to staff departments sufficiently with qualified nurses. Establishes required staffing ratios. Limits mandatory overtime for nurses. Allows nurses to refuse certain assignments. Allows enforcement through private right of action.

HLT/LAB, JUD, FIN

868

RELATING TO SCHOOL TESTING RIGHT TO KNOW.

Prohibits the release of any school or school district's standardized test scores to the public without the simultaneous listing of specific relevant information about each school or school district.

EDN, JUD

869

RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT.

Requires the DOE to adopt statewide content and performance standards and develop a system for assessing the extent to which each school complex, and every school therein, succeeded in improving or failed to improve students' acquisition of the skills, competencies, and knowledge called for by the standards.

EDN, FIN

870

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD.

Directs the DHS to contract for development of a self-sufficiency standard for Hawaii by 1/1/04. Standard shall reflect the income an employed adult requires to meet family needs and shall be distributed to state agencies that counsel individuals seeking education, training, or employment.

HSH, FIN

871

RELATING TO FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY, SUBSIDY LIMITS, AND JOB QUALITY STANDARDS.

Increases state fiscal accountability by providing for assessments of the cost effectiveness of development subsidies. Requires an analysis of state expenditures for economic development. Requires a unified economic development budget. Establishes subsidy limits and job quality standards.

EDB, JUD, FIN

872

RELATING TO RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to formulate a policy that requires all intermediate or middle and high schools to teach sexuality education courses that provide medically accurate information.

EDN, FIN

873

RELATING TO ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.

Allows qualified immigrant students who have attended in-state high schools for at least two years to qualify for resident tuition rates.

HED, FIN

874

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY BUDGET AND RESERVE FUND.

Appropriates tobacco settlement moneys to the emergency budget and reserve fund to meet increased public health, safety, and welfare needs caused by an economic emergency.

HLT/HSH, PSM, FIN

875

RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX LAW.

Amends the income tax law to enact the Digital Divide Investment Act. Provides an income tax credit for investment in broadband equipment to encourage the expansion of broadband services in underserved communities.

EDB, CPC, FIN

876

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.

Creates a temporary program providing additional benefits to unemployed workers by extending their unemployment insurance benefits in the event of an economic emergency.

LAB, FIN

877

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lose their health insurance due to an economic emergency.

HLT, LAB, FIN

878

RELATING TO SOCIAL WELFARE.

Appropriates funds for grants-in-aid to the office of community services to provide food for Hawaii's needy, and funds to HCDCH to provide financial assistance that addresses the housing needs of Hawaii's needy during an emergency caused by an economic emergency.

HSH, FIN

879

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Preserves the state credits allowed by the federal estate tax which are being repealed by congressional action.

FIN

880

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Expands prohibition of stress-related claims for workers' compensation to include all lawful personnel actions.

LAB, CPC, FIN

881

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Makes permanent Act 273, SLH 2001, providing for home and community-based case management agencies and community care foster family homes. Appropriates $      for FY 2003-2004 and $      for FY 2004-2005.

HSH, FIN

882

RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Imposes civil third-party liability for damages caused by intoxication of persons under age 21. Prohibits certain subrogation claims. Excludes certain homeowner's insurance coverage. Prohibits adults from providing liquor for consumption or use by a minor.

JUD

883

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Prohibits the administrative enforcement of campaign contribution and expenditure violations subsequent to a person's criminal prosecution and conviction for a campaign spending misdemeanor violation.

JUD

884

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires petitioner to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a fraud violation occurred.

CPC/JUD

885

RELATING TO VOTING BY INCARCERATED FELONS.

Authorizes an incarcerated felon who is eligible for parole to vote prior to his final discharge; authorizes an incarcerated felon to use his last address prior to incarceration for registration.

JUD

886

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Limits the State's and counties' liability for injury or death to any person arising from the use of any beach or hiking trail that is owned or controlled by the State or counties, unless the injury or death resulted from gross negligence or wilful and wanton misconduct on the part of the State or counties.

WLH, TAC, JUD

887

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE FOR CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Provides campaign spending requirements similar to those for candidate and noncandidate committees including an organizational report, preliminary report, and final report.

JUD

888

RELATING TO MEDICAL ERROR PREVENTION.

Requires health care providers to report medical errors to the department of health.

HLT, CPC, FIN

889

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII IN ORDER TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.

Proposes amendments to the state constitution in order to abolish the board of education and provide for the election of the superintendent of education.

EDN, JUD, FIN

890

RELATING TO TEACHER EDUCATION.

Short form bill relating to teacher education.

HED

891

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Short form bill relating to the University of Hawaii.

HED

892

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Short form bill relating to higher education.

HED

893

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Short form bill relating to the University of Hawaii.

HED

894

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Short form bill relating to higher education.

HED

895

RELATING TO THE SHORELINE.

Clarifies the definition of "shoreline" to mean the edge of vegetation growth, or the upper limit of debris left by the wash of the waves, whichever is farthest inland.

WLH, JUD

896

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SECOND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Authorizes general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvements to benefit the 2nd Representative District.

FIN

897

RELATING TO AIRLINES.

Provides a tax credit for landing fees for airlines that have Honolulu-based fleets.

TRN, FIN

898

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VETERANS AFFAIRS LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to build a Veteran's Affairs long-term care facility.

PSM/HLT, FIN

899

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Decreases the fireworks permit fee from $25 to $10.

JUD

900

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Provides a two-year ban on all plants shipped into the State that may contain the Coqui frog or fire ants.

EEP/AGR, FIN

901

RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH.

Appropriates $       from the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund for FY 2003-2004 and the same sum for FY 2004-2005 a for 2:1 federal match to expand eligibility for the children's health insurance program to 300% of poverty level.

HLT/HSH, FIN

902

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Defines, for statistical purposes, "teaching out-of-field" as teaching outside the areas of preparation indicated on an individual's license; and "out-of-field teacher" as an individual who is teaching outside the areas of preparation indicated on the individual's license.

EDN, FIN

903

RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.

Establishes regulatory scheme for crematoriums, including registration requirements establishing procedures for handling remains, securing authorization to cremate, and establishing limitations on liability of crematory.

EDN, HLT, FIN

904

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Authorizes Medicaid payments to be set at a level that more fairly compensates providers.

HSH/HLT, FIN

905

RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE PAYMENTS.

Requires DHS payments to medical care providers that are made on the basis of the federal medical assistance percentage to be computed according to the formula described in section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act, as amended.

HSH/HLT, FIN

906

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Creates Type IA adult residential care homes in which no more than 2 residents require nursing facility level care; allows more upon DOH discretion. Conditions issue of Type IA license on meeting training and staffing requirements and terminates license upon discharge or transfer of such residents.

HSH/HLT, FIN

907

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Provides that the department of health shall license and regulate community care foster family homes as of July 1, 2003.

HSH/HLT, FIN

908

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Changes the maximum amount of state supplemental payments provided for adult residential care homes. Appropriates funds.

HSH/HLT, FIN

909

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH.

Establishes a Native Hawaiian Health Program in the DOH; makes appropriation.

WLH, HLT, FIN

910

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE KULAMALU LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY IN KULA, MAUI.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the design and construction of the Kulamalu Long-Term Care Facility in Kula, Maui.

HLT, FIN

911

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Broadens the authority of the board of dental examiners to issue temporary licenses to persons working as employees of safety net dental provider organizations or in a federally designated dental health professional shortage area.

HLT, CPC

912

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Establishes a ballistic identification databank.

PSM/JUD, FIN

913

RELATING TO NURSE STAFFING.

Requires health care facilities to have a staffing plan for nursing services.

HLT, FIN

914

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Creates liability and homeowner's insurance premium and claims payment special fund in DOH to pay premiums for ARCH operators who cannot afford liability or homeowners' insurance; also pays for damage caused by State clients in ARCHs without adequate insurance. Appropriates $      and $        in FY 2003-2004.

HSH/HLT, FIN

915

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Transfers the department of health's office of health care assurance to the state health planning and development agency. Renames the state health planning and development agency to the Hawaii health performance agency.

HLT, LAB, FIN

916

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR ADULT DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Makes an appropriation for dental health services for adult Medicaid recipients.

HSH/HLT, FIN

917

RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE AND PAIN MANAGEMENT.

Creates the advisory commission on Hawaii palliative care and pain management within the executive office on aging, to send out questionnaires to Hawaii health institutions regarding palliative care and pain management (PCAPM) training, and recommend legislation and institutional actions re PCAPM.

HSH/HLT, FIN

918

RELATING TO FIREARM.

Provides a tax credit for any firearm returned to law enforcement authorities.

PSM, JUD, FIN

919

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the certificate of need program by, inter alia, repealing letter of intent requirement, increasing expenditure minimums; adding geriatricians as primary care clinic providers; and increasing penalties for violations.

HLT, FIN

920

RELATING TO CAPITAL LOAN PROGRAM.

Establishes regulatory scheme for crematoriums, including registration requirements establishing procedures for handling remains, securing authorization to cremate, and establishing limitations on liability of crematory.

HSH/HLT, FIN

921

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL CARE.

Transfers regulation of adult foster homes from the DHS to the DOH. Allows medicaid reimbursement function for adult foster homes to remain with the DHS.

HSH/HLT, FIN

922

RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEDICAID COVERED DENTAL SERVICES.

Increases the reimbursement rate to dentists providing medicaid-covered dental services to unspecified percentage of the 75th percentile of the 1991 fee profile; makes adult dental services a mandatory coverage under medicaid; makes unspecified appropriations to the DHS for FY 2003 and 2004.

HSH/HLT, FIN

923

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Requires DOH to contract with the private sector, including nonprofits, to carry out its statutory duties. Requires director of health to report annually on legislative appropriations for dental services targeted to underserved populations and remote geographic areas of the State.

HLT, LAB, FIN

924

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Creates three permanent positions within the Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services program, to investigate reported cases of suspected dependent adult abuse, including financial exploitation and provide appropriate services, including referral to law enforcement. Appropriates funds.

HSH, FIN

925

RELATING TO ELDER ABUSE.

Requires the DOH to conduct criminal history record checks of operators and employees of skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, adult residential care homes, adult foster homes, and assisted living facilities; requires the DHS to conduct checks on adult day care centers.

HSH/HLT, JUD, FIN

926

RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION BY PUBLIC ENTITIES AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by the counties and by entities receiving state or county financial assistance to provide services on behalf of the State or counties.

JUD, FIN

927

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Repeals the portion of Act 77, Session Laws of Hawaii 2002, that establishes wholesale and retail gasoline price caps.

EEP, CPC, FIN

928

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PERTAINING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Authorizes general obligation bond funds and federal funds to finance CIP projects relating to UH.

HED, FIN

929

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Establishes the time in which a nonjudicial foreclosure of a condominium unit is effective for the purposes of having the new owner pay the owner's share of common assessments and expenses.

CPC, JUD

930

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO SERVE AS A VOTING MEMBER ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to require the governor to nominate and, by and with the consent of the senate, appoint a public high school student, from a list of three names submitted to the governor by the Hawaii State Student Council, to serve as a voting member on the board of education.

EDN, JUD, FIN

931

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Requires nonprofit corporations in which the majority of board members are appointed by the State to comply with the state Sunshine laws (chapter 92) and the Uniform Information Practices Act (chapter 92F).

CPC, JUD

932

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Prohibits state board or commission members from doing business with their board. Prohibits public employees from taking actions that directly affect their families. Requires disclosure of financial interests for specified state board members, including the board of regents.

LAB, JUD

933

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Provides for publication of executive communications.

JUD, FIN

934

RELATING TO NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TEACHERS.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii teacher standards board to maintain a national board certification candidate support program for public school teachers.

EDN, FIN

935

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires all candidates for state senate and state house of representatives to file campaign financing reports electronically. Increases criminal penalties for candidates and committees that show a significant pattern of abuses and violations of the campaign spending statute.

JUD

936

RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Includes services provided by a university medical school constructed in the Kakaako community development district as defined in 206E-32, HRS; includes architect and engineering services in general excise tax exemptions for construction of university medical school project in Kakaako.

EDB, HED, FIN

937

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

In addition to giving notice of a regular, special, or rescheduled meeting, requires a board to post a public notice of its intent to hold an informational meeting.

JUD

938

RELATING TO MILITARY FACILITIES.

Provides the governor with the authority to determine whether training facilities for U.S. armed forces can be expeditiously constructed to protect the security of the State without being subject to state laws.

PSM, EEP, JUD

939

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HOALA SCHOOL.

Authorizes issues of SPRBs in amount not to exceed $5,000,000 to assist Hoala School finance or refinance the planning, acquisition, construction, or improvement of its educational facilities.

EDN, FIN

940

RELATING TO THE EVALUATION OF TEACHERS.

Requires the evaluation program for classroom teachers to allow students to be included in the evaluation process at an age-appropriate level. Prohibits new collective bargaining agreements from precluding the implementation of the (student) evaluation program for classroom teachers.

EDN, LAB, FIN

941

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Requires insurers to provide favorable rates for youths who have successfully completed the department of education's driver's education program.

EDN, CPC

942

RELATING TO SCHOOL/COMMUNITY-BASED MANAGEMENT.

Requires SCBM schools to secure the support (rather than only involvement and input) of principals, teachers, support staff, parents, students, and other community members affected by decisions to be made at the school level. Subjects all schools, except charter schools, to SCBM beginning with SY2006-2007.

EDN, FIN

943

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS.

Requires an environment assessment for any large single store or cluster of stores.

EEP, EDB, FIN

944

RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to develop an electronic medical record information system.

HLT, FIN

945

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS FOR TEACHERS.

Establishes a new program to be administered jointly by the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii to provide teachers with tuition waivers for professional development.

HED/EDN, FIN

946

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for clerical positions to assist public school teachers; designates one clerical staff person per grade level in elementary schools and one per department in intermediate and high schools; requires department to allocate temporary positions according to teacher need.

EDN, FIN

947

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-SIXTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capitol improvement projects for the benefit of the 36th representative district.

FIN

948

RELATING TO EARNED INCOME DEDUCTION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RENT CALCULATION.

Requires the HCDCH to adopt a written policy to deduct 25 per cent of earned income when calculating a families rent for federal low-income housing.

EDB, HSH, FIN

949

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE KAHUKU AREA AS A HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER.

Makes an appropriation to department of business economic development and tourism for economic development plan for Kahuku as a health and wellness center.

HLT, EDB, FIN

950

RELATING TO E911 AND 311 TELEPHONE SURCHARGES.

Authorizes the counties to assess surcharges for enhanced 911 and 311 non-emergency operations.

PSM, FIN

951

RELATING TO THE KANEOHE BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL.

Requires the Kaneohe Bay regional council to encourage the development of educational resources that integrate existing facilities at He`eia state park, King intermediate school, and the Hawaii institute of marine biology in order to increase the public's appreciation of the ecological and cultural assets of Kaneohe Bay.

WLH, FIN

952

RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.

Adds an additional $100 penalty to persons convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. Provides that moneys are to be distributed to the law enforcement agency making the arrest to facilitate enforcement, including in-car videos and radar and laser speed detection.

TRN, JUD, FIN

953

RELATING TO THEFT AND POSSESSION OF STOLEN ITEMS.

Makes possession of stolen items from different owners prima facie evidence that person in possession had knowledge that items were stolen.

JUD

954

RELATING TO SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.

Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to Helping Hands Hawaii for the school repair and maintenance fund. Appropriates funds for a position with the DAGS to coordinate the public and private efforts to repair and maintain public schools.

FIN

955

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Grants the Board of Education the authority to set individual income tax rates, establishes a special fund into which all individual income tax revenue is deposited, and authorizes the Board of Education to expend these funds on behalf of the Department of Education.

EDN, JUD, FIN

956

PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF EDUCATION THE POWER TO SET INCOME TAX RATES.

Amends the State Constitution to authorize the Board of Education the power to set income tax rates.

EDN, JUD, FIN

957

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Establishes a zero-tolerance policy for the use of controlled substances in government employment. Authorizes mandatory drug testing for new hires. Authorizes random drug testing for active employees.

LAB, JUD, FIN

958

RELATING TO PUBLIC SHELTERS.

Appropriates $2,000,000 per year for fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 from both the general revenues of the State of Hawaii and the interest of the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund to increase the number of public shelters by retrofitting public buildings with the installation of hurricane protective measures.

PSM, CPC, FIN

959

RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE FOR PRINCIPALS AND VICE PRINCIPALS.

Provides for an increased retirement allowance under the "employees retirement system" for persons who serve as principals and vice principals in public schools; allows current members to receive an increased allowance without making additional contributions if the member serves for at least five years after the effective date of this Act as a principal or vice principal.

EDN, LAB, FIN

960

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Appropriates $          in FY 2003-2004 and $        in FY 2004-2005 for smoke-free and drug abuse prevention educational projects in the public schools, including the hiring of 2 to 3 substance abuse counselors in each school.

EDN, FIN

961

RELATING TO THE SPECIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.

Adds function to special advisory council for technology development to keep government informed of problems and barriers faced by private sector high technology businesses in operating in or entering the State to do business.

EDB, FIN

962

MAKING A MATCHING FUNDS APPROPRIATION TO SUPPORT A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO MARKET AND PROMOTE INCENTIVES PROVIDED BY ACT 221, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2001, FOR INVESTORS TO INVEST IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY IN HAWAII.

Creates public-private partnership to market and promote incentives provided by Act 221, SLH 2001, to invest in high technology businesses and opportunities in Hawaii.

EDB, FIN

963

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires all newly constructed state buildings or substantial renovation of a state building to meet state building minimum renewable energy technology standards. Directs DLNR in coordination with statewide energy experts to formulate and adopt state building minimum renewable energy technology standards.

EEP, FIN

964

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Allows transitional homes of five to ten unrelated people to be exempt from county requirements limiting a single family dwelling to not more than five unrelated people; defines transitional homes.

HSH, WLH, JUD

965

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires all state schools, agencies, and prisons to procure locally produced agricultural products.

AGR, EDN/PSM, FIN

966

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires director of transportation to install underground utilities in all new highway construction; makes appropriation.

TRN, FIN

967

RELATING TO THE OBSTRUCTION OF AN INGRESS OR EGRESS.

Provides for penalties for the obstruction of an ingress or egress.

LAB, JUD

968

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

Reduces the offset amount of an individual's weekly unemployment benefits.

LAB, FIN

969

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Maintains the process of arbitration mutually agreed upon by public employers and employees.

LAB, JUD, FIN

970

RELATING TO HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires the Hawaii Employer-Union Benefits Trust Fund board of trustees to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities in accordance with ERISA.

LAB, FIN

971

RELATING TO CIVIL REMEDIES.

Makes the Hawaii fair employment practices law more consistent with federal law by limiting the sum of compensatory and punitive damages for employment discrimination claimants, eliminating attorney and expert witness fee awards to complainants, and allowing for attorney fee awards to the prevailing party.

LAB, FIN

972

RELATING TO PURCHASE OF LIQUOR.

Makes all purchases of liquor subject to the jurisdiction of county liquor commissions.

JUD, FIN

973

RELATING TO RIGHTS OF VICTIMS.

Requires the director of health to notify victims of the status of defendants and perpetrators committed to the custody of the director of health.

HLT, JUD

974

RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.

Relating to civil rights (short form)

JUD

975

RELATING TO THE COURTS.

Relating to the courts (short form).

JUD

976

RELATING TO CRIME.

Short form bill relating to Crime.

JUD

977

RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY.

Requires child passenger restraints for children 4 to 8 years of age.

TRN, JUD, FIN

978

RELATING TO COURTS.

Repeals the exemption from jury service for certain individuals. Allows an elected official serving in a legislative capacity to claim an exemption only when the legislative body is in session. Allows a juror to be excused from jury duty for reason of financial hardship.

LMG, JUD

979

RELATING TO CIVIL PROCESS.

Requires that civil process be made by a civil court officer, a private process server, a person specially appointed by a court, or any person not a party to the action who is not less than 18 years of age. Establishes the civil process commission. Requires registration with the commission.

PSM/LAB, JUD, FIN

980

RELATING TO CIVIL SETTLEMENTS.

Clarifies reference to other "party" in a good faith lawsuit settlement to mean non-settling joint tortfeasor or co-obligor. Provides that settling entity may be included in verdict or judgment form. Amends procedures, rights, and releases under the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act.

JUD

981

RELATING TO COURTS.

Exempts from jury duty persons who live more than 70 miles from the court for which jury service is required.

JUD

982

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL.

Appropriates funds to convert a Library Assistant III position at Waiakea High School from a half-time to a full-time position.

EDN, FIN

983

RELATING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Requires the attorney general's office to represent an educational worker in any action brought against that educational worker for acts done in the performance of the educational worker's duty.

JUD, FIN

984

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.

Implements a new program of drug testing for public safety- sensitive positions. Requires that prospective employees for safety-sensitive positions be subject to substance abuse testing. Authorizes the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to review appeals of employer-related substance abuse testing decisions. Excludes drug testing, drug testing procedures, and positive drug testing sanctions from collective bargaining negotiations.

PSM/LAB, JUD, FIN

985

RELATING TO THE CONTROL OF GAME ANIMAL POPULATIONS.

Prohibits the use of snaring and poisoning as methods of controlling game-animal populations.

WLH, JUD

986

RELATING TO DEATH BENEFITS OF SURVIVING CHILDREN OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Allows surviving dependent children to receive ERS death benefits after age 18 while a full-time student or until reaching age 24, whichever occurs first, there is no surviving spouse of employee who qualified for but had not yet retired.

LAB, FIN

987

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY FORFEITED.

Adds drug treatment education to the uses allowed from property and money distributed to state and county governments as a result of forfeiture to the State.

JUD, FIN

988

RELATING TO DIVISION OF MARITAL PROPERTY AND ALLOCATION OF DEBTS.

In just and equitable division of property and debt assumes fifty percent division is proper and correct, unless otherwise proven or by agreement of the parties in divorce proceedings.

JUD

989

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows contributory members of the ERS to withdraw, on a one-time basis, part or all of the member's contributions under certain conditions of economic hardship.

LAB, FIN

990

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows contributory members of the ERS to withdraw, for one time only, part or all of the member's contributions under certain conditions of economic hardship.

LAB, FIN

991

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Allows a person who has been pardoned to own, possess, or control a firearm.

JUD

992

RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES AND MOPEDS.

Prohibits the operation of a motorcycle or moped with a deteriorated muffler.

TRN, JUD

993

RELATING TO RECONSTRUCTED VEHICLES.

Specifies that applicability of reconstructed vehicles law is limited to counties with a population of under 500,000 that have adopted or will adopt county ordinances regulating the inspection and certification of reconstructed vehicles.

TRN, JUD

994

RELATING TO THE WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT.

Extends protection under whistleblower protection act to public employees who report information relating to a condition that poses a danger to public health or safety, unless the employee knows that the report is false.

LAB, JUD

995

RELATING TO UTILITIES.

Attempts to lessen Hawaii's dependence on imported oil by encouraging greater use of renewable energy and strengthening the electric grid through the establishment of Hawaii island as a testing ground for new and innovative ways to transform Hawaii into a sustainable energy state.

EEP, CPC, FIN

996

RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.

Transfers management of the state capitol, from the basement up to the fifth floor to the joint legislative management committee.

LMG, FIN

997

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION.

Provides that a reasonable fee may be charged by the legislature for providing "subscription service" to requestors--printed sets of bills, resolutions, committee reports, hearing notices, orders of the day, referral sheets, and other legislative records.

LMG, FIN

998

RELATING TO DRIVERS EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to provide teachers and instructors to teach driver and traffic safety education for credit, subsidize the cost of private drivers education instruction for students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals, and provide certain high schools with certified drivers education instructors.

EDN, FIN

999

RELATING TO COUNTY SALES TAX.

Authorizes the counties to assess a 1/2% county sales tax.

FIN

1000

RELATING TO PANAEWA RAINFOREST ZOO.

Establishes a task force to review the feasibility of planning and developing a self-financing national tropical rainforest at the Panaewa rainforest zoo on the Big Island.

TAC, FIN

1001

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR UNIFORM LAWS.

Appropriates funds for Hawaii's contribution to the costs of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and for related registration and travel expenses.

JUD, FIN

1002

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Changes the number of days within which DHS is required to file a temporary foster custody petition from three to four working days, and to file reports with the court from fifteen to five days before the hearing date. Makes assault or terroristic threatening on a child welfare social worker a felony.

JUD

1003

RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION.

Exempt government records of the Crime Victim Compensation Commission from the Uniform Information Practices Act; allow funds from nonpayable restitution to be used for crime victim compensation, rather than escheating to the State; allow commission to transfer compensation awards to minors under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act; give commission authority to expand coverage for mental health services; rename the "pain and suffering" award to more clearly reflect the purpose of the award; and require the judiciary to transmit an annual report to the legislature per progress in meeting the requirements of Act 206, Session Laws 1998.

JUD, FIN

1004

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF CONVICTED DEFENDANTS.

Provides for enhanced sentencing of a defendant who uses a controlled substance to facilitate the commission or attempted commission of a felony sexual assault.

JUD

1005

RELATING TO DNA.

Requires county police department to retain evidence that can be used for DNA analysis until: (1) all appeals of the case have been exhausted; or (2) the defendant has completed serving the defendant's sentence, including any term of probation, whichever occurs later.

JUD

1006

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Short form bill relating to elections.

JUD

1007

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Allows special elections not held concurrently with any regular election to be conducted by mail.

JUD, FIN

1008

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES.

Repeals chapter 582; adopts model code interstate compact for juveniles.

JUD, FIN

1009

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Relating to the judiciary (short form).

JUD

1010

RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS.

Establishes that the refusal of an individual, including persons under the age of twenty-one, legally arrested for driving while intoxicated to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test may be admissible in any criminal or civil proceeding.

JUD

1011

RELATING TO PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING.

Allows voters to apply for permanent absentee voter status. Appropriates funds to be expended and dispensed to the counties by the chief election officer.

JUD, FIN

1012

RELATING TO INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.

Requires employer-requested medical examinations for workers' compensation cases to be performed by a physician selected by mutual agreement of the parties, or if no agreement, by a physician appointed by the director of the department of labor and industrial relations.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1013

RELATING TO EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT.

Requires employer-requested medical examinations for workers' compensation cases involving the determination of permanent impairment to be performed by a physician selected by mutual agreement of the parties, or if no agreement, by a physician appointed by the director of the department of labor and industrial relations.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1014

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS.

Deregulates all state-regulated aspects of motor carriers, except the regulation of motor carrier safety.

TRN, CPC, FIN

1015

RELATING TO CEMETERIES.

Appropriates funds to Hawaii County for the maintenance of veterans cemeteries.

PSM, FIN

1016

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds for an after-school program at Keaau Middle School.

EDN, FIN

1017

RELATING TO COUNTY REVENUES.

Transfers to each county, 50% of the fines and forfeitures collected for convictions of, or forfeitures of bail by, persons charged with traffic violations or infractions in that county, which are not deposited directly into a county fund or used to pay county expenses.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1018

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts from imposition of the general excise tax proceeds received for sales and services to counties.

JUD, FIN

1019

RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF COUNTY LANDS AND IMPROVEMENTS.

Transfers lands and improvements utilized by the department of education, in the county of Hawaii, to the State. Appropriates funds.

EDN, WLH, FIN

1020

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the UH-Hilo to enable it to provide administrative, professional, and technical services through the Hawaiian language to new century charter schools participating in the laboratory school program of the college of Hawaiian language.

HED/EDN, WLH, FIN

1021

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows the board of regents of the UH to operate new century charter schools that use the Hawaiian language as their primary medium of education to establish the basis for a laboratory school program in the college of Hawaiian language.

HED/EDN, WLH, FIN

1022

RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.

Authorizes the expungement of a juvenile arrest record if the juvenile was counseled and released by the police once the juvenile has become an adult.

JUD

1023

RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES.

Establishes a drug court program special fund where the funds are used for the various drug courts as directed by the chief justice of the supreme court. Directs $5,000,000 in fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 of fines, forfeitures, assessments, and penalties for traffic infractions collected between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2005, to the judiciary computer system special fund and deposits the excess fines, forfeitures, assessments, and penalties for traffic infractions collected between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2005, grants, donations, and other funding sources into the drug court program special fund. Repeals the redirection of traffic infraction fines, forfeitures, assessments, and penalties provided in this measure on July 1, 2005.

JUD, FIN

1024

RELATING TO CIVIL UNION.

Establishes civil unions. Allows two persons who live together, consider themselves to be members of each other's immediate family, agree to be jointly responsible for each other's basic living expenses, not married, not related by blood, and at least eighteen years of age, to file a declaration of civil union with the director of health. Extends same rights and obligations as spouses in a marital relationship to civil union partners. Prohibits discrimination because of civil union partnership status. Repeals reciprocal beneficiary law.

JUD, FIN

1025

RELATING TO CIGARETTE RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS.

Prohibits contracts or agreements between cigarette manufacturers and retailers that require retailers to allocate or allot display, signage, or other advertising space to the manufacturer as condition of participating in promotions and discounts.

CPC, FIN

1026

RELATING TO FAIR ACCESS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT.

Requires the governor and legislature to ensure fair public access to information, services, and proceedings of the executive and legislative branches. Authorizes the governor to appoint a fair access commission. Charges the commission and the joint legislative access committee with reviewing and evaluating government access by neighbor island and rural Oahu residents, and making recommendations for its improvement.

JUD, LMG, FIN

1027

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HANA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the Hana Community Health Center to allow the center to continue its current level of operations.

HLT, FIN

1028

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Transfers 1.5 percent of TAT revenues to the State Parks Special Fund (SPSF) and 0.5 percent of TAT revenues to the Hawaii Statewide Trail and Access Program (HSTAP); repeals provisions for transferring funds in excess of $62,292,000 from the tourism special fund to the SPSF and HSTAP.

TAC, WLH, FIN

1029

RELATING TO PERMIT APPROVALS.

Repeals the provision for automatic permit approvals.

JUD, FIN

1030

RELATING TO ELECTED OFFICIALS.

Provides for forfeiture of service time benefits as an elected official for all elected officials.

LMG, JUD

1031

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DRUG TREATMENT FOR WOMEN DRUG-RELATED OFFENDERS ON MAUI.

Appropriates $100,000 in both fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 for two counselors on Maui to treat women incarcerated on drug-related charges.

PSM, FIN

1032

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the public utilities commission to develop and adopt a standard power purchase contract for the purchase of electricity by public utilities from nonfossil fuel producers.

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

1033

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes labeling, affidavit, and recordkeeping requirements, and other measures to monitor and regulate genetically-modified agriculturally-related organisms; establishes conditions and methods of labeling for products free from genetic modification.

HED, AGR, CPC, FIN

1034

RELATING TO ALLOWANCES FOR LEGISLATORS.

Makes legislative allowances for incidental expenses payable during the term of the legislator.

LMG, FIN

1035

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for off-ratio funding for the total Hawaiian language immersion program in west Maui.

EDN, WLH, FIN

1036

RELATING TO FISHPONDS.

Appropriates funds for fishpond restoration on the island of Molokai.

TAC, WLH, FIN

1037

RELATING TO THE USE OF HERBICIDES IN PUBLIC PARKS.

Requires all state agencies to discontinue use of herbicides and to maintain public parks with nonchemical means.

WLH/EEP, FIN

1038

RELATING TO ROADSIDE HERBICIDE USE.

Requires or encourages state or county agencies responsible for roadside vegetation maintenance to develop and implement an integrated vegetation management (IVM) strategy to minimize the use of herbicide. Establishes a roadside vegetation committee.

TRN, EEP, FIN

1039

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Establishes integrated pest management policies to prohibit the use of toxicity category I pesticides.

AGR, EEP, CPC

1040

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GENETIC ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT.

Appropriates funds to the UOH to assess the long-term effects of allowing genetic engineering to occur in the State.

HED, CPC, FIN

1041

RELATING TO STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS.

Appropriates funds for salary increases and makes other cost adjustments for state officers and employees who are excluded from collective bargaining.

FIN

1042

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorization and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 1 and their excluded counterparts.

FIN

1043

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SALARY INCREASES FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Appropriates funds to pay for the arbitrated salary increases for the HGEA bargaining units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 13. Includes appropriations for state employees assigned to the Hawaii health systems corporation and employees excluded from collective bargaining.

FIN

1044

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds to pay for raises for bargaining unit 5.

FIN

1045

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 7 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the state and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

FIN

1046

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Funds all collective bargaining cost items in the arbitration award for state employees in unit 10, including excluded employees and employers assigned to the Hawaii health systems corporation.

FIN

1047

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit 11, Firefighters, and its excluded counterpart.

FIN

1048

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 12 negotiated by the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

FIN

1049

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS.

Requires the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund's Board of Trustees to establish a flexible health benefit option plan to enable retirees and their spouses to select levels of health benefits coverage under separate option categories. Allows employee-beneficiaries whose spouses are not public employees or retired public employees to enroll in individual plans or family plans as the need arises.

LAB, FIN

1050

RELATING TO CRIME.

Mandates forfeiture of employment benefits for elected officials convicted of a felony.

LMG, JUD

1051

RELATING TO IMMIGRANTS.

Allows qualified immigrant students who have not achieved legal immigration status to qualify for resident tuition rates.

HED, FIN

1052

RELATING TO LANDFILLS.

Prohibits a new municipal solid waste landfill unit from being sited within 3 miles of an existing public or private school or resort area; and prohibits an existing municipal solid waste landfill unit located within 3 miles of an existing public or private school or resort area from being expanded horizontally.

EEP/WLH, FIN

1053

RELATING TO CONSERVATION.

Amends the definition of "landowner" in the law relating to the conservation of aquatic life, wildlife, and land plants (for the purpose of authorizing the taking of endangered and threatened plant and animal species) by including the owners of lands underlying the future site of University of Hawaii West Oahu.

WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN

1054

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Excludes excessive overtime from calculation of an employee's average final compensation for retirement purposes.

LAB, FIN

1055

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE.

Makes appropriation for blueprint for change program of the department of human services for diversion services and child protection services.

HSH, FIN

1056

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Grants qualified business status under enterprise zone law to any lawful business that creates job opportunities within the boundaries of the Kalaeloa community development district, provided that the business is not located on lands retained by the U.S. Navy.

EDB, FIN

1057

RELATING TO CRIME STOPPERS ORGANIZATIONS.

Prohibits the disclosure of communications to a crime stoppers organization, except by in camera inspection by a court where exculpatory to the defendant. Deems communications confidential and privileged. Provides for the payment of by defendants of amounts equal to rewards paid by crime stoppers organizations. Exempts from Uniform Information Practices Act.

JUD

1058

RELATING TO PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.

Requires the Department of Human Services to provide presumptive Medicaid or QUEST coverage to certain pregnant women.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1059

RELATING TO MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Establishes mandatory minimum sentences for persons convicted of theft of a motor vehicle.

JUD

1060

RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Creates an additional penalty of $100 to anyone convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor with moneys collected being given to the law enforcement agency who arrested the driver. The moneys shall be used for enhancing technologies to assist in the detection of the drinking driver.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1061

RELATING TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Requires the police departments to train officers in the handling of high-speed vehicle pursuits and provide guidelines for high-speed vehicle pursuits.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1062

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.

Establishes commission on language access. Appropriates unspecified funds to establish the commission and for DOH and DHS to develop and implement systems by which limited English speaking persons can access services, activities, and programs within in department.

INT/HSH, JUD, FIN

1063

RELATING TO DRIVERS LICENSES.

Permits the use of foreign language exams by examiner of drivers under certain conditions.

TRN, CPC, FIN

1064

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Appropriates funds to establish and implement a permanent intra-island water ferry transportation system through the collaborative efforts of the department of transportation, counties, federal government, and interested public and private parties.

TRN, WLH, FIN

1065

RELATING TO DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID COLLECTION.

Requires DNA samples from all convicted felons and any defendant charged with a felony who has been found unfit to proceed or acquitted pursuant to chapter 704, HRS, or any comparable state, federal, or military law.

JUD

1066

RELATING TO THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a tax credit to assist qualifying local television producers in attracting advertisers.

EDB, FIN

1067

RELATING TO MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Establishes medical care savings accounts for public employees.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1068

RELATING TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE.

Requires persons practicing homeopathic medicine to obtain licensure.

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

1069

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Provides and limits optional exemptions from the unemployment insurance law for business owners holding at least a 50% interest in their company; repeals the disqualification for unemployment benefits of an owner-employee of a corporation who voluntarily leaves employment.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1070

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Repeals the HOPE endowment special fund and transfers the remaining balance to the University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund to be used for programs to support underrepresented students and promote diversity.

HED, FIN

1071

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Establishes a fund for the conversion of overhead utility lines to underground lines; establishes annual allocations by utility companies having above ground facilities; allows taxpayers to designate and pay a voluntary contribution for underground utility lines on their income tax return.

CPC, FIN

1072

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Expands start date for transfer of condominium unit that triggers ownership and liability for the unit's share of common expenses and assessments to include recordation of the mortgagee's affidavit of non-judicial foreclosure.

CPC, JUD

1073

RELATING TO INCOME TAX LAW.

Extends the effective duration of solar and other alternative energy tax credits for 10 years through July 1, 2013.

EEP, FIN

1074

RELATING TO IMPLEMENTATION OF A FIXED RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

Requires the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, to develop an action plan for implementation of a fixed rail transit system on Oahu. Requires the DOT to begin process of acquiring land for the fixed rail transit system.

TRN, WLH, FIN

1075

RELATING TO IMPLEMENTATION OF A FIXED RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

Requires Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, to develop an action plan for implementation of a fixed rail transit system on Oahu.

TRN, WLH, FIN

1076

RELATING TO APPELLATE JURISDICTION.

Codifies appellate jurisdiction in foreclosure actions.

JUD

1077

MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE OFFICES OF THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

Appropriates emergency funds for the staffing of the offices of the Governor ($1,000,000) and the Lieutenant Governor ($141,000) [from January 2003 through June 2003].

FIN

1078

RELATING TO UNADJUDICATED TRAFFIC FINES.

Transfers in two phases, all fines and forfeitures collected for uncontested traffic infractions to the counties- 50 per cent in fiscal year 2003-2004; and 100 per cent in fiscal year 2004-2005.

FIN

1079

RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF OFFICIALS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT.

Establishes an executive salary commission to review the salaries of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the department heads of the Executive Branch, executive officers (other than the president of the University of Hawaii and the Superintendent of Education), and the deputy department heads, which are currently set by statute. Provides for the salary determinations of the commission to take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year unless rejected by the Legislature by three-fourths vote of the members of each house of the Legislature.

LAB, FIN

1080

RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF OFFICIALS IN THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT.

Changes the method of appointment and the method to effectuate salary determinations of the Judicial Salary Commission. Provides for the salary determinations of the commission to take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year unless rejected by the Legislature by three-fourths vote of the members of each house of the Legislature.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1081

RELATING TO THE STATE INTERNET PORTAL.

Continues the functions provided by the Access Hawaii Committee to 2005.

FIN

1082

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTIONS 2 AND 3 OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO CREATE ELECTED DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDS.

Proposes an amendment to Article X, sections 2 and 3 of the State Constitution to replace the current single district school system with locally elected school boards.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1083

RELATING TO EDUCATION GOVERNANCE.

Amends statutory provisions to replace the current single district school system with locally elected school boards.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1084

RELATING TO PRINCIPALS.

Replaces the current system of tenure for principals with a system where principals will be retained through performance contracts, with reappointment being contingent upon teacher and parent input and indicators of school and student achievement.

LAB, EDN, FIN

1085

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Excludes public school principals from collective bargaining.

LAB, EDN, FIN

1086

RELATING TO SPECIAL PAY FOR TEACHERS.

Authorizes unilateral differential pay for special education teachers, teachers of subjects for which there are shortages of qualified teachers, and teachers in schools that have experienced difficulty in attracting and retaining teachers because of the geographic location of the school or the environmental difficulties at the school.

LAB, EDN, FIN

1087

RELATING TO TEACHER STANDARDS.

Allows individuals with higher education teaching experience to teach in the public schools without requiring them to possess a license. Allows principals to use their discretion to hire these adjunct teachers to staff up to 10% of the school's total classroom teachers.

LAB, EDN, FIN

1088

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows a teacher to exclude from the classroom any student who engages in disruptive behavior.

EDN, LAB, JUD

1089

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Eliminates the cap on the number of charter schools that can be created. Allows the review panel to reject an implementation plan submitted by a proposed new century charter school.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1090

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Clarifies that charter school employees are exempt from collective bargaining. Specifies that charter school employees are employees of the charter school local board and are not state employees, but may opt to participate in state benefits.

LAB, EDN, FIN

1091

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Sets forth a new formula, based on a national per pupil allocation average less 5% for administrative costs, to be used by the Auditor in allocating funds to the charter schools.

EDN, FIN

1092

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities of the public school to which the home-school student would be assigned.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1093

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Allows the UH to carry over general funds from one year to the next.

HED, FIN

1094

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the posting of unofficial election results immediately after the close of polling places, and the recount of election races won by one-half percent or less. Removes the requirement that the precinct chair be of the same party as the governor.

JUD, FIN

1095

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Prohibits a person or entity that has contracted with the state, counties or its entities to contribute to any candidate for public office two years prior to the notice of the availability of the contract or agreement.

JUD

1096

RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF BENEFITS FOR CONVICTED FELONS.

Requires public employee-beneficiaries convicted of a felony to forfeit all future benefits under chapters 87, 87A, and 88, with exception of benefits under part VI of chapter 88.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1097

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT.

Clarifies and codifies the requirements for disclosure of information to patients in order to obtain informed consent.

HLT, CPC, JUD

1098

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Requires the redaction of social security numbers from certified payroll records prior to their disclosure.

CPC, JUD

1099

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Adds social security numbers to the non-exhaustive list of examples of information in which an individual has a significant privacy interest.

CPC, JUD

1100

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Adds a definition for the term "accessible" found in section 92F-21, to clarify the extent of the agency's records disclosure duties.

CPC, JUD

1101

RELATING TO THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW.

Requires that persons newly elected or appointed to a board or commission shall not meet to discuss board business prior to being sworn in or otherwise officially taking office.

JUD

1102

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT CARD PAYMENTS.

Allows purchases of goods and services to be made through the use of State-approved procurement cards.

CPC, FIN

1103

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Establishes contracting preferences to enhance competition and promote the growth and development of small businesses. Section 5 requires the adoption of procurement rules and procedures to identify and set aside contracts suited for performance by small businesses that otherwise would not be able to obtain government contracts. Section 2 also requires that solicitations for certain large contracts include evaluation criteria that will encourage prime contractors to subcontract and maximize the involvement of Hawaii small businesses. Establishes a Procurement Institute to improve and enhance the efficiency, integrity and transparency of the State procurement process. Makes technical amendments to the sealed bidding provisions of the Procurement Code. Requires that an independent selection committee rank the applying professional service providers according to relevant criteria. And requires the awarding procurement official to negotiate award of the contract with the providers in the rank order set by the committee. Establishes contracting preferences to promote training and employment opportunities for disabled persons. Will allow agencies to make non-competitive awards of contracts for construction valued at $500,000 or less to organization serving disabled people.

CPC, FIN

1104

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT.

Allows purchase of goods, services, and construction to be made through online electronic procurement.

FIN

1105

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL INSPECTIONS.

Amends the Marketing Order Revolving Fund by renaming it the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Transfers the unexpended balance of moneys from the Coffee Inspection Revolving Fund to the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department to conduct audits and issue certificates for agricultural safety and security. Clarifies the responsibility for conducting seed certifications.

AGR, EEP, FIN

1106

RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL WATER USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

Extends the time specified for the development of the state agricultural water use plan.

WLH, AGR, FIN

1107

RELATING TO THE IRRIGATION WATER DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Eliminates the irrigation water development special fund.

WLH, AGR, FIN

1108

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Makes permanent the current composition of the Agribusiness Development Corporation Board.

AGR, FIN

1109

RELATING TO THE DELEGATION OF ALLOCATION AUTHORITY UNDER THE STATE WATER CODE.

Gives equal authority to the Board of Agriculture to that granted to the county water agencies for the allocation of the use of water for agricultural irrigation purposes.

WLH, AGR, JUD

1110

RELATING TO MICROORGANISM IMPORT.

Authorizes the Department of Health and Tripler Army Medical Center to import microorganisms for laboratory diagnostics without review and permit approval by the Department of Agriculture to prepare for bioterrorism acts and other public health emergencies in a timely manner.

HLT/PSM, AGR, FIN

1111

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

Provides for the authorization and payment of claims against the State for refunds of taxes, for judgments and settlements, and for other miscellaneous payments.

JUD, FIN

1112

RELATING TO CHAPTER 846E, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Clarifies that hearings related to the release of sex offender information are civil in nature and that the State is represented by the prosecuting attorney in these hearings. Repeals the process for reevaluating court orders granting public access to information regarding sex offenders. Specifies that the sex offender must give appropriate notifications whenever any of the sex offender's registration information changes.

JUD, FIN

1113

RELATING TO DRIVERS' LICENSES.

Restores language regarding the illegal display or possession of a fictitious or fraudulent driver's license and language regarding use of false or fictitious names in applications for driver's licenses that was mistakenly repealed.

JUD

1114

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Refines the enforcement responsibilities of the Department of the Attorney General regarding enforcement of the tobacco master settlement agreement, cigarette tax stamping requirements, the "gray market" enforcement requirements, and tobacco reporting requirements.

CPC, JUD

1115

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Authorizes the issuance of income withholding orders in situations where the obligor or obligee makes a request to the Child Support Enforcement Agency for income withholding. Allows CSEA to notify employers of the medical insurance coverage provision requirement by regular mail or transmission by electronic means.

JUD, FIN

1116

RELATING TO COURTS.

Exempts victims from the filing and court costs in connection with the filing, issuance, registration, or service of an order of protection, or a petition for an order of protection or temporary restraining order to protect a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

JUD, FIN

1117

RELATING TO ANTITRUST.

Restores the word "threefold" in section 480-14(c), inadvertantly omitted.

EDB, CPC, JUD

1118

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF SEXUAL CONDUCT.

Deletes a duplicate definition of "sexual conduct" from section 712-1210.

JUD

1119

RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES.

Allows for the prosecution of class B and C felony offenses via information in addition to grand jury indictments and preliminary hearings.

JUD

1120

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE.

Repeals outdated electronic surveillance statute and conforms the State's electronic surveillance laws to federal laws controlling electronic surveillance. Establishes and funds a surveillance review unit within the Department of the Attorney General.

PSM, JUD

1121

RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER.

Changes the extreme mental or emotional disturbance defense from a standard defense to an affirmative defense.

JUD

1122

RELATING TO ASSAULT AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Makes the offense of assaults against law enforcement officers engaged in the performance of duty a class C felony.

JUD

1123

RELATING TO TERRORISM.

Provides Hawaii law enforcement officials with the tools to effectively investigate and prosecute terrorist activities and to deter terrorists with significant penalties.

PSM, JUD

1124

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Repeals the sunset provision in the age of consent for sexual assault statutory provisions

JUD

1125

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Creates two new offenses relating to illegal compensation of public servants - bribery in the second degree and unlawful gifts to public servants by persons subject to their jurisdiction.

LMG, LAB, JUD

1126

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Eliminates the timing difference between the receipt of settlement moneys from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to better match the timing of revenues and expenses utilized. Expands the authorized uses of the funds contained in the Tobacco Enforcement Special Fund to include the enforcement of tax stamp requirements. Transfers the moneys held in the Cigarette tax Stamp Enforcement Special Fund into the Tobacco Enforcement Special Fund.

JUD, FIN

1127

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Extends the time for the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to complete the comprehensive review and analysis of the price cap mechanism and policy options to lower Hawaii's gasoline prices.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1128

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Exempts lands held by the High Tech Development Corp. from the management of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

EDB, WLH, FIN

1129

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Allows the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii's Board to set the salaries of the Executive Director and the Executive Assistant, subject to the approval of the Governor.

HSH, LAB, FIN

1130

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Repeals Alteration Revolving Loan Fund and the Hawaii Development Revolving Loan Fund, and transfers the balances to the general fund.

HSH, FIN

1131

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Specifies that the small business impact statements cannot be used in judicial hearings. Clarifies when the impact statement is to be submitted to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board.

EDB, JUD

1132

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Provides equity for business owners who are employees, so that they have the option of not obtaining workers' compensation insurance regardless of the form of business structure chosen, by adding a new exception under the definition of "employment" relating to services performed by an individual member of a limited liability company.

LAB/EDB, CPC, FIN

1133

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Transfers the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Department of Human Services for administrative purposes.

EDB/HSH, LAB, FIN

1134

RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

Consolidate the Aloha Tower Development Corporation and the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

EDB/TRN, LAB, FIN

1135

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

Transfers the Land Use Commission and the Office of Planning from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

WLH/EDB, LAB, FIN

1136

RELATING TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Repeals retail gasoline station "divorcement" restrictions on conversion of dealer operated stations (lessee stations) to company operated stations by manufacturers and jobbers (i.e., refiners and wholesalers. And repeals geographic restrictions on building retail service stations by manufacturers and jobbers.

EEP/CPC, JUD, FIN

1137

RELATING TO PRODUCT PROCUREMENT PREFERENCES BY STATE AGENCIES.

Encourages all agencies to purchase locally made recycled-content products and provides procurement preferences to bidders on state agency contracts.

EEP, JUD, FIN

1138

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides for a tax credit for the private development of attractions and educational facilities of attractions and educational facilities at the Ko Olina Resort and Marina.

TAC, FIN

1139

RELATING TO THE ENERGY CONSERVATION INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Extends the life of the Energy Conservation Income Tax credit for 4 years.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1140

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 1 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1141

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 2 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1142

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 3 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1143

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 4 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1144

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 5 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1145

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 6 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1146

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 7 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1147

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 8 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1148

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 9 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1149

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 10 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1150

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 11 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1151

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit 13 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2003-2005.

LAB, FIN

1152

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Eliminates certain funds that do not meet the criteria for continuation, and transfers excess balances from these special and revolving funds to the general fund.

FIN

1153

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES.

Authorizes the PUC to establish a surcharge to collect customer contributions for telecommunications relay services; clarifies that the PUC shall require intrastate telecommunications carriers to file a schedule or rates and charges and every provider of telecommunications relay service to maintain a separate accounting for the costs of providing telecommunications relay services for the deaf, and persons with hearing and speech disabilities.

CPC, FIN

1154

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Appropriates money out of the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund for fiscal years 2003-2004 ($313,888) and 2004-2005 ($313,888) to pay for the operating expenses of the program.

CPC, FIN

1155

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Allows the publication of the annual notice of unclaimed property to be published in a statewide publication or an Internet.

CPC/JUD, FIN

1156

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Restores the method used to calculate a member's average final compensation to the formula in effect prior to the enactment of Act 128, SLH 2002.

LAB, FIN

1157

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Minimizes the administrative processing of refunding contributions for the employees excluded from Social Security.

LAB, FIN

1158

RELATING TO SPECIAL FUNDS.

Repeals the exemption enjoyed by certain special funds from the assessment of central services expenses and pro rata share of departmental administrative expenses.

FIN

1159

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIRMENT SYSTEM.

Requires the ERS to pay interest on the retroactive amount due retirees whose pensions are not finalized within six calendar months following the month of retirement. Authorizes the ERS to assess the employing agency a late fee for each month of delay in reporting unused sick leave balances, lump sum vacation payments and other pertinent information (e.g., breakdown of retroactive payments) needed to finalize a retiree's pension.

LAB, FIN

1160

RELATING TO THE EXAMINATION FOR LICENSURE AS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT.

Authorizes the Board of Public Accountancy to utilize computer-based testing.

CPC

1161

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.

Provides for acceptance of the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, or the credential issued by the National Register of Health Service Provides in Psychology as evidence of meeting minimum qualifications for licensure in this State.

CPC

1162

RELATING TO INSURANCE FRAUD.

Authorizes the Insurance Fraud Investigative Unit to retain the services of auditors, accountants, paralegals, and other professionals. Clarifies that the Unit's focus on prevention of insurance fraud includes an educational component.

CPC, FIN

1163

RELATING TO DENTAL INSURANCE.

Allows the Insurance Division to continue its work on the liquidation of The Hawaii Dental Health Plan, and to protect the public from the risks associated with the financial failure of dental service organizations and corporations.

CPC, FIN

1164

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Makes technical amendments to insurance statutes, and conform insurance and other statutes to the producer license model act.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1165

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Updates and clarifies Hawaii's business registration laws to reflect modern business practices and department filing procedures.

CPC, JUD, FIN

1166

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT.

Updates Hawaii's Limited Partnership Act.

CPC, JUD, FIN

1167

RELATING TO MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Authorizes private insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to offer high-deductible health insurance policies in conjunction with medical savings accounts in this State.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1168

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Expands the definition of "serious mental illness" to enable individuals afflicted with serious mental illness to access the necessary treatment by continuing the parity reimbursement and treatment requirements for serious mental illness. Adds delusional disorder, bipolar types I and II, major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and dissociative disorder as serious mental illnesses.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1169

RELATING TO TAXATION OF PREMIUMS.

Eliminates the premium tax on health insurers.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1170

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Provides the insurance commissioner with discretionary authority to waive filing requirements for foreign health maintenance organizations.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1171

RELATING TO CONCILIATION PANELS.

Requires a claimant or the claimant's attorney to have the claim evaluated by a qualified physician, or make a good faith effort to consult with a qualified physician before claim can be filed with the Medical Claims Conciliation Panel. Provides options for parties who prefer to utilize forums other than the MCCP to evaluate their cases, while still requiring that the claim be evaluated by a qualified physician, or that a good faith effort made to consult with a qualified physician before a lawsuit based on the claim can be filed with the courts. Amends the tolling provision of the statute of limitations when claims are filed with the court-approved programs, and reduces the processing time from 18 months to 12 months.

CPC, JUD

1172

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT.

Updates and clarifies Hawaii's securities laws by exempting banks, saving institution, and trust companies from dealer registration requirements.

CPC

1173

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows the DOE to adopt a program for grades 3-12 which provides opportunities for competency in a second language.

EDN, FIN

1174

RELATING TO SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PER DIEM RATE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Provides a compensation schedule for substitute teachers commensurate with their educational training and academic qualifications.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1175

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Proposes statutory revises to reflect the new administration structure of the DOE.

EDN, FIN

1176

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to qualify the DOE's statewide projects for financing under the qualified zone academy bond program.

EDN, FIN

1177

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM.

Provides funding to open and operate the Kapolei Public Library.

EDN, FIN

1178

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VITAL STATISTICS.

Permits a more timely reporting of cause-of-death and related medical information of deceased individuals. Facilitates a more timely registration of deaths and the issuance of death certificates and burial-transit permits by conversion from a paper-based to an electronic registration process. Redefines the term "fetal death" (stillborn) and alters the recording of fetal death events from a certificate-based to a report-based system.

HLT, JUD

1179

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS REGISTRATION DISTRICTS.

Streamlines the registration of births and deaths occurring in the State by the Department of Health.

HLT, FIN

1180

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) COMPLIANCE.

Appropriates funds for an emergency appropriation ($2,179,400) for compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

FIN

1181

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds for an emergency appropriation ($14,000,000) to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to offset the unplanned, unanticipated and unbudgeted increase in Employees' Retirement System and Health Fund payments.

FIN

1182

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Deletes terminal condition as the sole circumstance when "comfort care only-do not resuscitate" protocols may be initiated by in-the-field emergency response personnel to persons whose heart or breathing has stopped. Allows a person, a person's guardian, or agent, or surrogate with legal authority to make health-care decisions on behalf of the person to allow the withholding of cardiac resuscitation and artificial breathing or to revoke CCO-DNR documents.

HLT, CPC, JUD

1183

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Makes approved, therapeutically equivalent generic drug products substitutable within days or weeks (as opposed to months) of a new generic product release. Ensures the expedited removal of nonequivalent drugs from the state formulary, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

HLT, CPC

1184

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Allows the Department of Health to expand its capacity to obtain verifiable information regarding the criminal history of potential employees and contract providers to both mental health divisions.

HLT, LAB, JUD

1185

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF DEFENDANTS COURT-ORDERED TO THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.

Permits the Director of Health to obtain the criminal history of defendants transferred by court order.

HLT, JUD

1186

RELATING TO PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES.

Clarifies that emergency psychiatric examination and hospitalization is an alternative for mentally ill adults and for mentally ill adults with a substance abuse (dual) disorders.

HLT, JUD

1187

RELATING TO THE SEPARATION OF FITNESS EXAMS FROM PENAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAMINATIONS.

Recommends that the penal responsibility defense "may only be raised by the defense". Separates the fitness to proceed and penal responsibility examinations. Establishes shorter timeframes for completion of fitness evaluations.

JUD

1188

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Exempts from liability, contracted mental health providers that render services to certain conditionally released persons pursuant to Fitness to Proceed, and Penal Responsibility statutory provisions.

HLT, JUD

1189

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Allows the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to obtain criminal history information on persons who are employed or seeking employment in any of the corporation's facilities.

HLT, LAB, JUD

1190

RELATING TO ELIMINATING THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED.

Repeal the certificate of need statutory provisions.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1191

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Repeals the deposit beverage container program.

EEP, FIN

1192

RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ADULT SERVICES PROGRAMS.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish standards, which shall include criminal history record and adult and child protective service record checks, to ensure the reputable and responsible character of service providers who have direct contact with individuals receiving services through the adult services programs.

HSH, JUD, FIN

1193

RELATING TO HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES.

Makes the statutory authority for the licensing of community-based case management agencies and the certification of community care foster family homes permanent by removing the repeal date of June 30, 2003.

HSH, JUD, FIN

1194

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR MEDICAID.

Appropriates emergency funds ($83,865,198) for the medical assistance program for reimbursement to its health care providers and pay for related prescription expenses for the fiscal year 2002-2003.

FIN

1195

RELATING TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Clarifies the purpose for the use of tobacco settlement moneys earmarked for the Department of Human Services. Appropriates the accumulated moneys in the tobacco settlement special funds for DHS children's health programs.

FIN

1196

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Gives the city and county of Honolulu, the counties of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, the University of Hawaii, and the Hawaii health systems corporation the right to negotiate their own collective bargaining agreements for their own employees, separate and apart from the State. Authorizes the UH and the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to establish their own personnel system, separate and apart from the State.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1197

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Conforms state statutory provisions to the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002. Eliminates the fund restriction to UI administrative use only, so that monies can also be used to pay for UI benefits as well as the administration of its system of public employment offices.

LAB, FIN

1198

RELATING TO CHILD LABOR.

Amends prohibited occupations and work hour standards, and the penalty for violations of provisions relating to the employment of minors in certain types of establishments.

LAB, JUD

1199

RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CONSULTATION REPORTS.

Requires that State consultants' reports to the employer be confidential except in limited situations involving harm to worker health and safety.

LAB, JUD

1200

RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES.

Allows the Department to obtain national criminal background checks prior to issuance or renewal of a Certificate of Fitness for users, dealers, and storers of explosives. Imposes reporting requirement on individuals who purchase, use or store explosive materials.

LAB, PSM, JUD

1201

RELATING TO STAFFING FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS.

Restores language repealed that provides for exempt positions to implement federally funded employment or training programs.

LAB, FIN

1202

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Allows the State Fire Council to expend federal grant money for the purpose of firefighting training.

LAB, FIN

1203

RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Establishes an advisory committee to facilitate the provision of input into policies and programs by users.

LAB, FIN

1204

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Expands the Civil Rights Commission by providing for the appointment of 2 business committee members.

LAB, JUD

1205

RELATING TO THE PREPAID HEALTH CARE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Prohibits the appointment of certain health care professionals to the Prepaid Health Care Advisory Council.

LAB, FIN

1206

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Ensures that employers, who exercise lawful personnel management actions, not be subjected to stress-related claims for workers' compensation benefits.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1207

RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF JURY TRIALS IN HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION MATTERS.

Provides respondents in Hawaii Civil Rights Commission cases with the option to remove themselves from the administrative hearings process and to have claims brought against them adjudicated in court.

JUD

1208

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Gives the counties statutory authority to develop their own fireworks code.

TAC/JUD, FIN

1209

RELATING TO KIKALA-KEOKEA.

Extends the expenditure authorization for funding infrastructure improvements at Kikala-Keokea to December 31, 2004.

WLH, FIN

1210

RELATING TO NONCOMMERCIAL PIERS.

Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease by direct negotiation and without recourse to public auction, State submerged lands for private nonresidential noncommercial piers.

WLH, FIN

1211

RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

Clarifies that the Board of Land and Natural Resources may impose a fine for each violation within a Conservation District in addition to costs associated with land and/or habitat restoration.

WLH, FIN

1212

RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGES.

Amends the legislative disapproval process for land exchanges by changing the sequence of the approval process.

WLH, LMG, FIN

1213

RELATING TO ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Expands the definition of landowners eligible for coverage under safe harbor agreements and habitat conservation plans to all state and county lands and private lease lands.

WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN

1214

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.

Establishes a process in which the State and counties are provided protection from liability faced with regard to recreational activities on improved and unimproved public lands.

WLH, JUD

1215

RELATING TO INCARCERATED PERSONS.

Clarifies that participation in work, education, and vocational training programs while incarcerated is exempt from statutory employee benefit programs.

PSM, LAB, FIN

1216

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FOR PRISONERS.

Prevents inmates from receiving health care services deemed inappropriate by correctional health care staff.

PSM, FIN

1217

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Amends the controlled substances schedule by adding or deleting items. And clarifies provision relating to the issuance of prescriptive drugs.

JUD

1218

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Clarifies statuatory provision relating the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

HLT, CPC, JUD

1219

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Defines the terms "controlled substance analog" to control the use of chemically altered substances that are illegal or which have a stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic effect. Addresses the problem of the sale of appropriate glassware used to manufacture illegal controlled substances. Regulates the sale of specific chemicals used to manufacture illegal substances. Authorizes the destruction of hazardous chemicals believed to be used in the manufacture of illegal substances.

JUD

1220

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY.

Statutorily adds the administrative secretary to the Hawaii Paroling Authority to the appropriate provisor to allow this individual to issue warrants for the arrest and custody return of parole violators.

PSM, JUD

1221

RELATING TO THE GARNISHMENT OF COMMITTED PERSONS' MONEYS.

Authorizes the Department of Public Safety to garnish the moneys of committed persons, earned or gained by windfall, judgement, or settlement, to satisfy court-ordered crime victim compensation fees.

PSM, JUD, FIN

1222

RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT.

Creates a new Department of Law Enforcement and renames the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Corrections. Transfers Department of Education after-hours security contracts and library security functions to the new Department of Law Enforcement.

PSM, LAB, JUD, FIN

1223

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

Amends Hawaii's income tax law to conform with the changes to the Internal Revenue Code.

FIN

1224

RELATING TO THE AMENDMENT OR REPEAL OF OBSOLETE TAX LAWS.

Amends or repeals obsolete statutory tax provisions.

FIN

1225

RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF TAXES.

Corrects an inadvertent regressive effect on taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes (AGIs) of $50,000 or less created by Act 190, Session Laws of Hawaii 2002, which amended the payment threshold for avoiding the estimated tax underpayment penalty. Conforms Hawaii's laws to Internal Revenue Code by lowering the minimum estimated tax payment to 100% for prior year returns.

FIN

1226

RELATING TO SIMPLIFIED TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Authorizes Hawaii to participate in multistate discussions relating to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

EDB, FIN

1227

RELATING TO STANDARD DEDUCTION FOR INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX.

Raises the Hawaii standard deduction over a three year period.

FIN

1228

RELATING TO A LONG-TERM CARE TAX CREDIT.

Provides a refundable net income tax credit to encourage the purchase of long-term care insurance.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1229

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Allows the Department of Taxation to compromise tax claims where the tax exceeds $50,000 (exclusive of penalties and interest) without obtaining the Governor's approval.

FIN

1230

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to collect passenger facility charges revenue. Creates a passenger facility charge special fund.

TRN, FIN

1231

RELATING TO THE IN-BOND CONCESSION AT STATE AIRPORTS.

Authorizes the State to enter into concession leases with more than one entity for the sales and delivery of in-bond merchandise to State airports.

TRN, FIN

1232

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S MARITIME-RELATED USES.

Gives the Harbors Division of the Department of Transportation greater flexibility in the disposition of leases to a broader spectrum of potential uses and users subject to the approval of the BLNR.

TRN, WLH, FIN

1233

RELATING TO IMPACT FEES.

Authorizes the counties to assess impact fees, and transfers revenues to a new state special fund, to help pay for state highway improvements that serve new or more intensive development.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1234

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Authorizes the issuance of commercial driver license to eligible persons domiciled in Hawaii.

TRN, JUD

1235

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Deletes the requirement that commercial driver's licenses include the licensee's social security number on the license.

TRN, JUD

1236

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Extends reciprocity to persons with a valid commercial driver's license issued by another state or a Canadian province.

TRN, JUD

1237

RELATING TO STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

Updates the statutes pertaining to statewide transportation planning to reflect current practices and requirements.

TRN, FIN

1238

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY PROJECTS AND PURPOSES.

Grants flexibility to the Board of Regents in the financing and administration of capital UH undertakings within the jurisdiction of the UH including pledging, committing, and designating legislative appropriations from revolving or special funds of the University. And authorizes the Board to issue bonds for a "university purpose".

HED, FIN

1239

RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

Provides appropriations for the payment of settlements of claims against the University, for judgements, and for other miscellaneous payments.

HED, JUD, FIN

1240

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

To establish the University of Hawaii Risk Management Special Fund.

HED, FIN

1241

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Clarifies the calculation policies of retirement benefits for faculty and lecturers hired on less than full-time basis on one campus, but afforded multiple appointments at more than one campus.

HED, LAB, FIN

1242

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Excludes medical services and products from the general excise tax.

HLT/HSH, FIN

1243

RELATING TO GROUND AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.

Removes all ground and maritime transportation in the State from regulation by the public utilities commission. Prohibits exclusive taxicab service contract at Honolulu International Airport.

TRN, CPC, FIN

1244

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Provides for posting of unofficial election results immediately after the close of polling places; provides for recount and audit if an election is won by 1% or less; removes requirement that precinct chair be of the same party as the governor.

JUD, FIN

1245

RELATING TO A VOLUNTARY SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION SCHOOL.

Creates a voluntary substance abuse rehabilitation school as an alternative public or charter school to address drug and alcohol abuse in schools. Establishes the school structure, including eligibility requirements, program content, and operational parameters.

HLT, EDN, FIN

1246

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Permits the transmission of electricity to consumers from distant sources via utility transmission lines.

CPC, EEP, FIN

1247

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONTRAFLOW LANE ON FARRINGTON HIGHWAY ALONG THE WAIANAE COAST FROM MOHIHI STREET TO PILIOKAHI AVENUE.

Appropriates funds to be expended by the department of transportation to establish a contraflow lane on Farrington Highway along the Waianae Coast from Mohihi Street to Piliokahi Avenue during morning and evening rush hours.

TRN, FIN

1248

RELATING TO THE OAHU METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION.

Directs the OMPO Policy Committee to include the Waianae second access road project in the TOP 2025 and identify immediate sources of funding for the project, including priority of the project in the Oahu transportation improvement program.

TRN, FIN

1249

RELATING TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Allows the Board of Trustees for the Health Benefits Trust Fund to hire independent legal counsel.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1250

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDITS.

Implements recommendations of the energy-efficiency policy task force, including continuation of energy-efficiency policy review and evaluation; establishment of renewable energy technologies tax credit; collection of detailed data on tax credits.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1251

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE 75TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CONVENTION.

Appropriates funds for the Japanese American Citizens League 75th Anniversary National Convention.

TAC, EDB, FIN

1252

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Permits licensing by credentials for dentists working solely for safety net dental providers in a federally designated dental health professional shortage area. Allows temporary 3-year license. Authorizes payment to these temporarily licensed dentists.

CPC, FIN

1253

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Specifies that for government purchases under $25,000, the inclusion of general excise and applicable use tax in an offer or bid for a government contract shall not be considered by the purchasing agency as part of the cost aspect of the bid or offer.

FIN

1254

RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.

Provides that circuit courts and district courts shall appoint court interpreters who shall be considered officers of the court and entitled to compensation as provided by law; appropriates funds.

JUD/LAB, FIN

1255

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS.

Appropriates funds for the office of elections to meet the 5% matching funds requirement of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

JUD, FIN

1256

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Creates a mandated health care service coverage review panel to assess the social, financial, and medical impacts of mandated health insurance coverage. Repeals the state auditor's duty to review such proposals.

HLT, LMG, FIN

1257

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Changes the maximum fine for violating rules adopted under part VII of chapter 328, entitled wholesale prescription drugs; storage, handling, and recordkeeping.

CPC/JUD

1258

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE FRANCHISES.

Protects against unfair termination of motor vehicle franchise agreements; protects against a franchisor requiring a franchisee to order unwanted vehicles; prevents discriminatory practices against motor vehicle franchisees by manufacturers and distributors.

CPC/JUD

1259

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE.

Replaces article 1 of Uniform Commercial Code with a new article 1; makes conforming amendments.

CPC

1260

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Short form bill relating to public safety.

PSM

1261

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Short form bill relating to public safety.

PSM

1262

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Short form bill relating to public safety.

PSM

1263

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.

Short form bill relating to military affairs.

PSM

1264

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.

Short form bill relating to military affairs.

PSM

1265

RELATING TO STREET SIGNS.

Requires warning signs for all crosswalks on streets in school zones.

TRN, EDN, FIN

1266

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Begins process of deregulating commercial trucking industry

CPC, FIN

1267

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Makes an appropriation to the department of education for PCNC.

EDN, FIN

1268

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Prohibits Hawaiian home land lessees from selling their interests in the land.

WLH/HSH, FIN

1269

RELATING TO PRINCIPALS.

Places principals on four-year performance contracts, reappointment contingent on teacher and parent input as well as school report cards.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1270

RELATING TO CHILD CARE WORKERS.

Requires public contractors for child care services to pay their employees pursuant to a career ladder to be developed by the department of human services. Requires the department of human services to establish a subsidy program for certain child care workers.

HSH, LAB, FIN

1271

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Increases the conveyance tax to provide a stable funding mechanism for the natural area reserves system and to address the problems of invasive species.

WLH, AGR, FIN

1272

RELATING TO ADVOCACY FOR HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for (1) the adoption of special needs children, (2) a grant-in-aid to a nonprofit legal services provider to increase SSI income, (3) a grant in aid to a nonprofit legal services provider for a federal medicare advocacy project.

HSH, JUD, FIN

1273

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

Appropriates funds for CIP for the benefit of the 39th Representative District.

FIN

1274

RELATING TO WORK-RELATED EDUCATION.

Creates a temporary commission to establish a pilot program for work-related education for high school students. Provides a nonrefundable income tax credit for the cost of providing work-related education to each high school student; provided that the costs are borne by the taxpayer and the tax credit shall not exceed $500 per student. Amends the employment and training fund to allow use of those funds to support the vocational and apprenticeship training program.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1275

RELATING TO THE SHORELINE.

Clarifies the definition of "shoreline" to mean the upper reaches of the annually recurring high seasonal surf.

WLH

1276

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Places responsibility for publishing proposed constitutional amendments in the newspaper in accordance with constitutional requirements with the Legislature rather than with the Office of Elections.

LMG, JUD

1277

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 16, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII, TO PROVIDE THE LEGISLATURE WITH THE POWER TO RECALL A BILL PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR.

Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution that would allow the legislature to recall a bill presented to the Governor by concurrent resolution.

LMG, JUD, FIN

1278

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Improves the campaign spending laws. Incorporates federal campaign spending provisions that facilitate enforcement and limit contributions; raises voluntary expenditure limits and increases the amounts that can be matched by the Hawaii election campaign fund; and extends the prohibition against electioneering within 200 feet of a polling place to include election officials or election observers who use information obtained at a polling place in the course of their duties, for partisan purposes.

JUD

1279

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified costs at Ko Olina Resort and Marina; maximum tax credit of $7,500,000 in any year; maximum total tax credit of $75,000,000.

TAC, FIN

1280

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GENETIC ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT.

Appropriates funds to the UOH to assess the long-term effects of allowing genetic engineering to occur in the State.

HED, EEP, FIN

1281

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes permits to monitor and regulate the release of certain genetically-engineered and genetically-modified agriculturally-related organisms.

HED/AGR, EEP, FIN

1282

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Establishes integrated pest management policies to prohibit the use of toxicity category I pesticides.

EEP/AGR, FIN

1283

RELATING TO THE USE OF HERBICIDES IN PUBLIC PARKS.

Requires all state agencies to discontinue use of herbicides and to maintain public parks with nonchemical means.

WLH

1284

RELATING TO ROADSIDE HERBICIDE USE.

Requires or encourages state or county agencies responsible for roadside vegetation maintenance to develop and implement an integrated vegetation management (IVM) strategy to minimize the use of herbicide. Establishes a roadside vegetation committee.

TRN, EEP, FIN

1285

RELATING TO HISTORIC SITES.

Extends penalties for damage to historic property or burial sites found on private lands in the course of land development or land alteration activities when review of site by and approval from historic preservation office has not been received.

WLH, TAC, JUD

1286

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HISTORIC SITES.

Requires landowner of a potential native Hawaiian historical site on private property to obtain prior approval of the department of land and natural resources before conducting certain activities on the land; specifies procedures; defines "potential native Hawaiian historic site."

WLH, JUD

1287

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Appropriates unspecified sums to the DOH to provide for additional personnel in the emergency rooms of the Hawaii health systems corporation's Kona community hospital and Hilo medical center.

HLT, FIN

1288

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-FIFTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 45th representative district.

FIN

1289

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Department of Human Services in verifying student enrollment in school for purposes of determining eligibility for food stamps, to verify both the student's enrollment status and regular attendance.

HSH, FIN

1290

RELATING TO BOATING.

Requires the Department of Taxation to deposit an amount equivalent to ten percent of the general excise tax revenues received from the direct revenues generated by the ocean recreation industry during the preceding fiscal year into the boating special fund.

WLH, FIN

1291

RELATING TO WAIAHOLE-WAIKANE VALLEYS.

Reconveys 10 parcels of land in Waiahole-Waikane valleys that was transferred from the Department of Land and Natural Resources to the Housing Finance and Development Corporation back to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

WLH, FIN

1292

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 8, AND ARTICLE X, SECTION 5, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WITH COMPLETE AUTONOMY FROM THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

Provides complete autonomy to UH and removes UH from executive branch; specifies that UH shall receive no general funding. Requires Board of Regents to submit a separate budget to Legislature.

HED/JUD, FIN

1293

RELATING TO MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Establishes medical care savings accounts in the employer-union health benefits trust fund for health care needs for state and county employees.

LAB, FIN

1294

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Clarifies that the accepting agency or authority for an environmental impact statement is not required to be the approving agency for the permit or approval.

EEP

1295

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires State to pay to the employer-union health benefits trust fund an amount at least equal to the medicare part B premium for voluntary medical insurance coverage, instead of a fixed $50 per month, for retirees.

LAB, FIN

1296

RELATING TO MARINE ACTIVITIES.

Adds "marine industries" to the definition of "marine activities" under section 190D-3, HRS.

WLH

1297

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Requires the DOE to establish a high school drug testing and assistance program.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1298

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Sets long-term care income tax rates, manner of payment, long-term care benefits.

HLT, LAB, FIN

1299

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Clarifies the lands comprising, and the revenues derived from, the public land trust under the state Constitution.

WLH, FIN

1300

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Provides the operating budget of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the 2003-2005 biennium.

WLH, FIN

1301

RELATING TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ON BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND ADVISORY BODIES.

Installs a trustee or designee of the office of Hawaiian affairs on the board of land and natural resources, the state land use commission, and the public advisory body for coastal zone management.

WLH, FIN

1302

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Makes technical, housekeeping amendments relating to the authority of the office of Hawaiian affairs to award monetary grants.

WLH, FIN

1303

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Specifies that OHA is to be included with other state agencies as an agency required to reimburse the State for contributions to the employer-union health benefits trust fund.

WLH, LAB, FIN

1304

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Allows trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs who claim service credit to select either one of the two payment options available under section 88-59.

WLH, LAB, FIN

1305

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Requires OHA to establish and maintain a registry of all persons of Hawaiian ancestry, regardless of place of residence.

WLH, JUD, FIN

1306

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Provides that the salary of OHA administrator shall not be less than the salary of department heads or executive officers.

WLH, LAB, FIN

1307

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Sets interim revenue for OHA for each of fiscal years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 at $10,000,000.

WLH, FIN

1308

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-THIRD REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 43rd representative district.

FIN

1309

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Ensures that Hawaii courts accept photogrammetric analysis of electronic photographs under the Rules of Evidence.

JUD

1310

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Allows a registered voter to vote at any precinct on election day.

JUD

1311

RELATING TO DEPUTY SHERIFFS.

Requires the director of public safety to issue badges to deputy sheriffs assigned to the civil branch of the department of public safety.

PSM, FIN

1312

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS IN THE CIVIL BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Reinstates and restores all support personnel, equipment, and services previously transferred, reduced or repealed by law.

PSM, LAB, FIN

1313

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Limits increases in wharfage fees by the department of transportation to the percentage, if any, by which the consumer price index for a calendar year exceeds the consumer price index for the prior calendar year.

TRN, FIN

1314

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

Allows exclusive representatives from collective bargaining units to design and administer health plans under guidelines to be established by the employer-union health benefits trust fund board of trustees.

LAB, FIN

1315

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

Makes negotiable the employers' contribution for a health benefits plan as either a specified percentage or dollar amount.

LAB, FIN

1316

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Provides deputy sheriffs with the same retirement benefits as police officers and firefighters.

PSM, LAB, FIN

1317

RELATING TO PRIVATIZATION.

Requires the retraining of civil service employees displaced by privatization or managed competition under Act 90, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, unless the employee chooses severance, retirement, or employment transfer to the private company.

LAB, FIN

1318

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Reinstates binding arbitration for bargaining units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 13.

LAB, FIN

1319

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Amends the definition of "development", as it relates to the law relating to coastal zone special management areas, to exclude construction of or improvements to a single-family residence that is not part of a larger development even if the residence may impact or affect a special management area.

WLH/EEP

1320

RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.

Provides procedures for procuring architect-engineer services for the design and construction of correctional facilities, including the process for competitive sealed proposals for design-build construction.

LAB, FIN

1321

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR TARO RESEARCH.

Appropriates an unspecified amount for research on taro disease and related problems.

AGR, FIN

1322

RELATING TO FLAG DESECRATION.

Increases the penalty for desecration of the United States or Hawaii flag to a class C felony.

JUD

1323

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A WAIALUA-HALEIWA STORMWATER DRAINAGE MASTER PLAN.

Appropriates $500,000 for drafting a Waialua-Haleiwa stormwater drainage master plan.

WLH, FIN

1324

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows the DOE to provide suitable student transportation to and from not-for-profit private and sectarian elementary schools and secondary schools, provided that eligibility for such transportation has been determined in a nondiscriminatory manner on the basis of neutral, secular criteria.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1325

RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION ABATEMENT WITHIN WAIKIKI.

Establishes a noise abatement zone in Waikiki.

TAC, EEP, JUD

1326

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS.

Requires 10% of state-owned bi-fueled vehicles to use only alternative fuels by 7/1/10. Establishes an income tax credit for the purchase of vehicles that use alternative fuels. Allows certain low-emission vehicles or hybrid vehicles to use HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers in those vehicles.

TRN, EEP, FIN

1327

RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.

Provides an exemption from the conveyance tax for disregarded entities.

WLH, FIN

1328

RELATING TO THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE.

Broadens role of consumer advocate by providing that consumer advocate consider the benefits of renewable resources.

CPC, EEP

1329

RELATING TO MORTGAGE BROKERS.

Requires mortgage brokers in the State to have a physical presence. Voids any mortgage made by a mortgage broker without a physical presence and allows the mortgagee to retain the funds without the obligation of repaying them.

CPC

1330

RELATING TO DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for a Kauai Tropical Fruit disinfestation facility and an incubator community kitchen.

AGR, HED, FIN

1331

RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES.

Authorizes counties to impose by ordinance additional fines for violation of state traffic laws. Requires judiciary to prepare citation forms. Establishes method to contest fines; requires traffic violations bureau to collect fines and remit to county semi-annually.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1332

RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

Increases traffic fines for speeding in residential areas.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1333

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR POLIPOLI ACCESS ROAD.

Authorizes GO bonds and appropriates an unspecified amount to the department of land and natural resources for planning, design, and paving of Polipoli access road in the Kula forest reserve.

FIN

1334

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Provides tax relief for families forced to use a third party provider of driver education programs and behind-the-wheel driver training courses due to lack of available public education resources. Provides funding for additional drivers education teachers in public schools. Provides an exception for smaller counties if tax relief or funding is unavailable for smaller counties.

TRN, EDN, FIN

1335

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.

Requires all students of Hawaiian descent at the University of Hawaii to receive tuition waivers.

HED/WLH, FIN

1336

RELATING TO THE WAIMANALO WATERSHED.

Establishes the Waimanalo Watershed Authority.

WLH, FIN

1337

RELATING TO ATTORNEYS AND THE PRACTICE OF LAW.

Provides for attorneys and the practice of law.

JUD

1338

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT RESPONSIBILITIES.

Expands the responsibilities of family court judges, specifically under chapter 710, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

JUD

1339

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Extends sunset date for provision making subsequent purchasers of a condominium responsible for delinquent common assessments. Allows notice of the amount, rather than a lien for the amount, to be provided.

CPC

1340

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

Authorizes the Hawaii teacher standards board to impose penalties against those persons who hire unlicensed individuals and those individuals who inaccurately portray themselves as licensed teachers.

EDN, CPC/JUD

1341

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD.

Changes the composition of the contractors license board to include 15 members, 5 each from the building trades and crafts, the contractors, and the professional engineers.

CPC

1342

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR YOUTH SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for youth service centers.

HSH, FIN

1343

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires the HCDCH to deduct 30% of a family's earned income when calculating their rent for federal low-income housing purposes.

HSH, FIN

1344

RELATING TO QUALIFIED IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT.

Provides a tax credit for improvements made to federally qualified health centers.

HLT, FIN

1345

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Provides for the licensing and regulation of Community Care Foster Family Homes by the Department of Health.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1346

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR AN ELECTED SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.

Proposes a constitutional amendment making the superintendent an elected position.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1347

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Superintendent to decentralize fiscal and administrative authority in DOE.

EDN, FIN

1348

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR WAIMEA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

Appropriates funds to construct a new Waimea intermediate school as a new century conversion charter school.

FIN

1349

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Proposes amendments to the State Constitution: requiring that the Board of Education be elected from at least seven school board districts as provided by law; adding a second student member of the board; and adding the superintendent and the governor, or governor's designee, as nonvoting ex-officio members of the board.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1350

RELATING TO LIBRARIES.

Appropriates funds to the public libraries to install five internet kiosks throughout the State.

EDN, FIN

1351

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS.

Appropriates funds for the office of elections to meet the 5% matching funds requirement of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

JUD, FIN

1352

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Improves the campaign spending laws by: Prohibiting campaign solicitation and contribution on government property; prohibiting campaign workers from using information obtained while working at a polling place for partisan purposes; prohibiting use of campaign contributions for personal use; limiting campaign contributions per donor to $100 for each year of the term of the office for which the candidate is running; requiring donors who contribute $200 or more in-kind to a campaign to report the contribution to the campaign spending commission; prohibiting corporations and labor organizations from making campaign contributions; forbidding any contractor from contributing to any candidate or committee from 1 year prior to notice of availability of the contract to 2 years after completion of the contract; increasing the spending limits for the voluntary spending limit; making it a class C felony to falsify any campaign expenditure report with the intent to deceive the commission, make an anonymous contribution, or use a false name to make a contribution.

JUD

1353

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Allows income tax credit for qualified commercial construction projects of four percent for projects costs up to $10 million, and ten per cent for project costs exceeding $10 million over a consecutive five-year period.

EDB, FIN

1354

RELATING TO AN ELECTED INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Provides for an elected insurance commissioner serving a four-year term of office commencing January 1, 2005. Sets the commissioner's salary. Applies candidate filing fees and campaign contribution and expenditure limits. Renames the insurance division, the "office of the insurance commissioner" and places the office within DCCA for administrative purposes only. Establishes procedures to fill a vacancy in office.

CPC/JUD, FIN

1355

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a tax deduction for replacement of lead plumbing pipes. Provides a tax credit for purchase of pre-approved lead filtration system.

HLT, FIN

1356

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires Med-QUEST and Medicaid coverage for chiropractic care.

HSH, HLT, FIN

1357

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires DPS to provide mental health services and treatment in all correctional facilities in this State to any inmate diagnosed with a condition that requires mental health services.

PSM, HLT, FIN

1358

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Appropriates $3.4 million for re-design of the career and technical education programs within the department of education.

EDN, FIN

1359

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Appropriates funds to the Legislative Reference Bureau to support a public access pilot initiative to encourage students to participate in the legislative process.

LMG, FIN

1360

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes a single, statewide year-round calendar for all public schools in Hawaii, except schools on multi-track year-round schedules and charter schools, beginning with the 2004-2005 school year.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1361

RELATING TO THE MEDICAID PRESCRIPTION DRUG EXPANSION PROGRAM.

Allows the income eligibility limit for the Medicaid Prescription Drug Expansion Program to be lower than 300 per cent of the federal poverty level.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1362

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR ST. PATRICK SCHOOL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for the purpose of assisting St. Patrick School in financing or refinancing the planning, acquisition, construction, or improvement of its educational facilities.

EDN, FIN

1363

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GRANT-IN-AID TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CLEAN SALT LAKE WATERWAY.

Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to city and county of Honolulu to clean-up Salt Lake waterway.

FIN

1364

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Provides a tax credit for premiums paid for a long-term care insurance policy.

HSH/HLT, CPC, FIN

1365

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows schools to permanently retain funds from rental of school facilities. Allows schools to accept commercialized equipment and supplies and sell advertising.

EDN, FIN

1366

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides the counties with the option of imposing an ad valorem motor vehicle tax in lieu of the current motor vehicle weight tax.

TRN, FIN

1367

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires any company providing telephone or telecommunications services whose franchise does not provide for payment of a tax to the counties, to pay counties a franchise tax of 2.5% of gross revenues from those services.

CPC/EDB, FIN

1368

RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.

Exempts capital gains tax on investments made in Hawaii and held for two years.

EDB, FIN

1369

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Amends the agricultural loan law to establish a new class of loan for the growing of crops for use as animal feed. Appropriates funds.

AGR, FIN

1370

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Allows qualified costs incurred before December 31, 2003 to qualify for the residential construction and remodeling tax credit.

EDB, FIN

1371

RELATING TO NOISE.

Prohibits leaf blower manufacturers from causing to be sold in the State leaf blowers whose sound levels have not been tested and lowered under standards of the American National Standards Institute. Appropriates funds for the director of health to establish a buyback program for noncompliant models of leaf blowers. Expands unreasonable noise category of the crime of disorderly conduct to include noise from motorized apparatus.

EEP, JUD, FIN

1372

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE ALARM SYSTEMS.

Prohibits the car alarm manufacturers from causing to be sold in the State alarm systems that cannot electronically notify the car owner that the alarm is being activated. Prohibits car owners from operating a vehicle that lacks electronic notification capability. Subjects violators to traffic code penalties.

EEP, JUD, FIN

1373

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Sets forth leave of absence provisions for permanent full-time employees of the State or one of its political subdivisions who are exempt from chapters 76 and 89, but are not considered to be an "excluded employee" as defined in section 89C-1.5.

LAB, FIN

1374

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Provides employers the option of selecting a medical care provider to provide medical services to an employee injured in the workplace.

LAB/HLT, CPC, FIN

1375

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.

Mandates that all audits of state departments required by state or federal law be conducted by the legislative auditor or through entities contracted by the auditor. Provides the Auditor with sufficient funds to conduct financial statement audits and audits required under federal law of certain state agencies.

LMG, FIN

1376

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Repeals the caps on the number of new century charter schools and new century conversion charter schools that may be established.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1377

RELATING TO MARRIAGE.

Requires an applicant for a marriage license to provide a certificate of completion of a premarital preparation course. Requires the course instructor to register with the department of health.

JUD, FIN

1378

RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.

Allows a private property owner to obtain the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of an abandoned vehicle left on the property owner's private property and permits removal of the abandoned vehicle without liability to the private landowner upon proper notification.

EEP, JUD

1379

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL.

Amends articles II, III, and XVII of the state constitution to provide for initiative, referendum, and recall.

LMG, JUD, FIN

1380

RELATING TO VEHICLE SAFETY CHECKS.

Exempts automobiles, passenger vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, semitrailers, and pole trailers having a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, and antique motor vehicles from the periodic (i.e., annual) motor vehicle (safety) inspection law.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1381

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for 2.00 FTE auditor positions, 2.00 FTE support positions, and start-up equipment expenses for the DOE's internal audit section.

EDN, FIN

1382

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT INCENTIVES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

Provides a $1,000 per month income tax credit for primary health care providers who establish practices in state enterprise zones. The tax credit is limited to a period of five years.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1383

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Makes exceptions to sentencing for first time drug offenders.

JUD

1384

RELATING TO CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-THIRD REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

CIP appropriations for the benefit of the 33rd representative district.

FIN

1385

RELATING TO NEW ECONOMY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Allows moneys in the employment and training fund to be used for employers to train their own employees, incentives for employers to train residents in skills in critically short supply, and incentives for employers to train workers recently unemployed or likely to be unemployed.

LAB, FIN

1386

RELATING TO PENALTIES AND PROCEDURES ON ARREST.

Authorizes the police to arrest persons detained for traffic violations who refuse to provide information about themselves.

JUD

1387

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AN ACCESS ROAD FOR KAILUA HIGH SCHOOL.

Appropriates monies for the design, planning, and construction of a new access road to Kailua High School.

FIN

1388

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS.

Requires the employer-union health benefits trust fund to establish flexible health benefit option plans for retirees to select benefits coverage under separate option categories. Allows employee-beneficiaries whose spouses are not public employees or retired public employees to enroll in plans.

LAB, FIN

1389

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes to make the department of education a political subdivision headed by the board of education, and gives the board the authority to enact an education excise tax.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1390

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Proposes amendments to the state constitution to make the department of education a political subdivision headed by the board of education, and gives the board the authority to enact an education excise tax.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1391

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Amends the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act to provide that the waiver or reduction of penalties on small businesses does not apply to any law protecting the environment or cultural resources.

EDB/TAC, EEP, JUD

1392

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Provides tax credit for renewable energy technologies; creates a solar water heating loan revolving fund; directs DLNR to do a renewable energy land inventory; directs DBEDT to convene a biomass task force; allows renewable energy development in exclusive enterprise zones; and establishes the geothermal resources development special fund.

EEP/WLH, EDB, FIN

1393

RELATING TO THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.

Establishes a chief technology officer within the office of the governor.

EDB, FIN

1394

RELATING TO TAXATION TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.

Provides a tax credit for large-scale construction projects.

EDB, FIN

1395

RELATING TO SPECIAL FACILITY PROJECTS.

Extends the authority of the Hawaii community development authority to issue special facility revenue bonds to the fiscal biennium 2003-2005; amends definition of special facility.

EDB/TAC, FIN

1396

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires the public utilities commision to establish a conversion program to convert overhead utility lines to underground lines.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1397

RELATING TO SPECIAL FACILITY PROJECTS.

Authorizes the Hawaii community development authority to issue special facility revenue bonds in the fiscal biennium 2003-2005 for the construction, furnishing, and equipping of an ocean center in Kakaako.

EDB/TAC, FIN

1398

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE TAX CREDIT.

Provides tax credit of lesser of $       or       % of long-term care premiums paid for long-term care insurance. Limits credit to policies that do not provide institutional nursing home care and that exclusively provide home health care services.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1399

RELATING TO UTILITY LINES.

Declares a 5-year moratorium on construction of new overhead 138 kilovolt utility lines on Oahu. Establishes an advisory committee appointed by the governor to develop a comprehensive statewide utility line undergrounding plan and report to the legislature before the 2006 regular session.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1400

RELATING TO HOTEL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING TAX CREDIT.

Extends the hotel construction and remodeling tax credit to 6/30/2008, makes the tax credit refundable, and adds a definition of "qualified hotel facility".

TAC/EDB, FIN

1401

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Extends the authorization to issue SPRBs on behalf of Hawaii Gold Cacao Tree, Inc., from 6/30/03 to 6/30/05.

AGR, FIN

1402

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Repeals the sunset provision of Act 273, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001.

HSH/HLT, JUD, FIN

1403

RELATING TO SHIPBOARD GAMING.

Authorizes shipboard gaming on vessels in state waters. Establishes the Hawaii gaming board. Establishes the state gaming fund, the education special fund, and the gaming addiction interdiction and education special fund.

JUD, FIN

1404

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes $10,000,000 in SPRBs to assist Hawaii Gold Cacao Tree, Inc. in financing the establishment of facilities to process cacao beans and manufacture cocoa by-products and chocolate on the island of Kauai.

AGR, FIN

1405

RELATING TO BIOFUEL.

Establishes a preference in state contracts for the use of biofuels.

EEP, FIN

1406

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Imposes the TAT on cruise ship accommodations effective July 1, 2003.

TAC, FIN

1407

RELATING TO MARINE RESERVES.

Creates the Hawaii Marine Reserve Network

WLH, JUD, FIN

1408

RELATING TO ETHANOL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

Broadens the definition of "investment" which is covered by the tax credit.

EEP, FIN

1409

RELATING TO HOUSING PRACTICES.

Prohibits discrimination against prospective tenants by landlords based on source of income. Also requires the HCDCH, as a public housing agency, to partner with landlords in order to increase participation in rental assistance programs.

HSH, JUD

1410

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Provides an income or general excise tax credit to companies that create new jobs.

EDB, FIN

1411

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

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 26th representative district.

FIN

1412

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

Establishes a professional counselors licensing program effective 7/1/05, subject to the accumulation of a minimum $43,000 in a startup trust fund by 10/1/04. Requires DCCA to report on the fund to the 2004 Legislature. Terminates the fund on 6/30/05 and mandates the fund balance to be deposited into the compliance resolution fund. Allows counselors with current national certification to be licensed upon application and payment of fees within one year of the licensing program's effective date. Authorizes the appointment of an administrative assistant and secretary. Repeals the program on 6/30/10.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1413

RELATING TO COLLECTION AGENCIES.

Expands the definition of "collection agency" to any person or business whose principal purpose is the collection of any debts, regardless of whether the debts are owned by a third party.

CPC

1414

RELATING TO SICK LEAVE.

Requires health care facilities and health care providers to provide one day of sick leave per month for each employee, to be used as needed and prohibits them from allowing an employee to come to work if the employee is experiencing any type of contagious illness.

LAB/HLT, JUD, FIN

1415

RELATING TO PATIENT SAFETY.

Requires health care providers to report the type and frequency of iatrogenic illnesses contracted in a state health care facility to the department of health.

HLT, FIN

1416

RELATING TO PREVENTION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

Requires DOH to implement an epidemic prevention program to prevent disease-carrying vectors from entering the State. Requires rules and report. Makes appropriation.

HLT, FIN

1417

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT.

Provides guidelines on informed consent with respect to abortions.

HLT, JUD

1418

RELATING TO ABORTION.

Requires physicians to provide notice to an unemancipated minor's parent or an incompetent person's guardian or conservator before an abortion may be performed; establishes procedure for a judicial order for abortion without notification; provides criminal penalties and civil remedies for failure to provide notice; requires yearly physician reporting and DOH reports of notifications, abortions, and court proceedings.

HLT, JUD

1419

RELATING TO RESEARCH.

Provides tax incentives for businesses doing medical research.

HLT, FIN

1420

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS.

Appropriates funds to the DOH for oral health clinics and dentists; appropriates funds to the DHS for medicaid oral health services; authorizes GO bonds to be issued for the construction of new community health centers in underserved areas, including an oral health center; federal match required.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1421

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Provides a tax credit for the expenses related to the care of an elderly relative.

HLT/HSH, FIN

1422

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Provides and limits optional exemptions from the unemployment insurance law for business owners holding at least a 50% interest in their company; repeals the disqualification for unemployment benefits of an owner-employee of a corporation who voluntarily leaves employment.

LAB, FIN

1423

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Allows trained and supervised psychologists working in federally qualified health centers or in appropriately licensed health clinics on Molokai to prescribe psychotropic medications for the treatment of mental illness.

HLT, CPC

1424

RELATING TO RIDING IN CARGO AREAS OF PICKUP TRUCKS.

Amends section 291-14 to increase the minimum age of minors riding in the cargo areas of pickup trucks.

TRN, JUD

1425

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the general excise tax to 7-1/2% and provides exemptions from the increase for the poor.

FIN

1426

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Creates a drug and alcohol abuse, prevention, education, and treatment special fund.

HLT, FIN

1427

RELATING TO INCOME TAX.

Provides income tax credits for businesses that implement workforce policies that are parent friendly.

LAB, FIN

1428

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Establishes a 3-year school nutrition demonstration project to reduce obesity and improve the health of Hawaii's children.

EDN, HLT, FIN

1429

RELATING TO A COMMISSION ON FATHERHOOD.

Establishes the Commission on Fatherhood within the Office of the Governor to provide for a statewide program, on a permanent and continuing basis, to promote healthy family relationships between parents and children that are father-friendly and inclusive. Requires Governor's Office to provide staff and administrative support to the commission.

HSH, FIN

1430

RELATING TO COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH.

Appropriates funds out of the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund for the department of health to employ licensed dental hygienists to serve children in underserved areas.

HLT, FIN

1431

RELATING TO DENTAL LICENSING.

Authorizes the board of dental examiners to issue a temporary license to a dentist practicing under a safety net dental provider organization.

HLT, CPC

1432

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

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 29th representative district.

FIN

1433

RELATING TO NURSING.

Re-establishes a two-year Operation Nightingale program to help nurses review for state board of nursing examination to address shortage of nurses.

HLT, FIN

1434

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates $2,500,000 for fiscal year 2004 and $2,500,000 for fiscal year 2005 for the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation to fund agricultural research and market development.

AGR, FIN

1435

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PROCESSING ENTERPRISES.

Facilitates the processing of cacao beans from Keaau, the maintenance of fields, and construction of required facilities for the growth, harvest, and processing of cacao beans and the sale and export of cocoa products through an on-site visitor center. Issues special purpose revenue bonds for this purpose.

AGR, FIN

1436

RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

Establishes county public health facility management advisory committees and changes structure of existing HHSC corporation board; establishes task force.

HLT, FIN

1437

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

Reduces by half all statutorily specified fees, including filing fees, of regulated programs under the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

CPC, FIN

1438

RELATING TO HOME LOAN PROTECTION.

Prohibits mortgage brokers from engaging in predatory lending practices.

CPC, JUD

1439

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for classroom space, supplies, and operating expenses for the Hawaiian language immersion program at Princess Nahienaena School.

EDN, FIN

1440

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes Department of Education to establish from the existing school entity, Molokai High and Intermediate School, two separate and distinct school entities, Molokai Middle School and Molokai High School, encompassing grades 7 to 8 and 9 to 12, respectively, under the federal Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, as amended.

EDN, FIN

1441

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Requires the use of macrons and glottal stops in spelling words in the Hawaiian language to be used in county and state government documents.

WLH, JUD, FIN

1442

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR MOLOKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Makes appropriation for Molokai General Hospital to provide financial support for operating costs for fiscal year 2003-2004.

HLT, FIN

1443

RELATING TO PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS.

Requires the establishment of an infrastructure and programming plan for the public, access, and education (PEG) access organizations. Establishes special fund.

LAB, CPC, FIN

1444

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER LAW.

Transfers regulatory jurisdiction over motor carriers from public utilities commission to the counties.

CPC, JUD, FIN

1445

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Provides prescriptive authority to psychologists.

HLT, CPC

1446

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Conforms the Hawaii Revised Statutes to two recently enacted federal laws relating to a special first year depreciation allowance and a special deduction for teachers that buy materials for their classroom.

EDN, FIN

1447

RELATING TO IDENTITY THEFT.

Amends laws relating to identity theft.

CPC, JUD

1448

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires special elections to be conducted by mail; requires ballot recounts in close contests; requires separate ballots for each party; clarifies time of conviction for disqualification of elected officials.

JUD, FIN

1449

RELATING TO PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Prohibits and establishes a penalty for parking in an access aisle adjacent to a reserved parking stall for persons with disabilities.

HLT/HSH, JUD

1450

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRD REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 3rd representative district.

FIN

1451

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DATA.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) to establish an industry tracking program whereby businesses provide relevant information to DBEDT to track and evaluate business industries. Provides a tax credit for businesses that participate in the industry tracking program.

EDB, LAB, FIN

1452

RELATING TO A STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a chief information officer for the State.

EDB, FIN

1453

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL LEASEHOLDS.

Reduces the qualifying size of lots under the land reform act to 1 acre or less and requires that the lot be zoned residential.

WLH/HSH

1454

RELATING TO THE COUNTIES' EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS.

Requires county governing authorities to make specific findings demonstrating that the exercise of the power of eminent domain is for a public purpose.

WLH, JUD

1455

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the community-based Youth Leadership Demonstration Project for the Hilo-Hamakua-Kohala region of the island of Hawaii; appropriates funds for this project.

EDN, FIN

1456

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Provides waiver application process for dealers required to operate bottle redemption centers. Requires adoption of rules, including prompt review of waiver, renewal of waiver, and method to revoke waiver.

EEP

1457

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAHOA GYMNASIUM.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for the construction of Pahoa Gymnasium.

FIN

1458

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE VETERANS CEMETERIES IN THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to the county of Hawaii for the maintenance of the veterans cemeteries in the county of Hawaii.

FIN

1459

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.

Amends the drivers' license application process for foreign students without social security numbers by requiring the submission of proof of legal presence in the United States.

TRN/INT, JUD

1460

RELATING TO TELEPHONE SURCHARGES.

Authorizes the establishment of a 3-1-1 non-emergency call system to compliment the 9-1-1 emergency call system.

PSM, FIN

1461

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF FISH HOISTS AT KEAUHOU BOAT HARBOR.

Appropriates funds to install fish hoists at Keauhou Boat Harbor.

WLH, FIN

1462

RELATING TO UTILITIES.

Establishes the Hawaii energy commission to regulate energy utilities; establish energy enterprise zones; and encourage the development of renewable energy resources. Removes the regulation of electricity, gas, and other energy resources from the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission.

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

1463

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Allows the public utilities commission to establish rates of return for electric utilities based on the number of accounts established by each utility and not from the amount of electricity consumed by the utility's customers. Requires electricity to be charged at cost.

EEP, CPC

1464

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

Appropriates funds for CIP for the benefit of the 28th Representative District.

FIN

1465

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Increases from two to ten cases, the amount of wine that a wine manufacturer from a state with a reciprocal shipping privilege may ship to a Hawaii consumer for personal use and provides that the consumer need not obtain a permit for the shipment.

EDB, CPC, FIN

1466

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Appropriates moneys from the Hawaii hurricane relief fund to provide faculty of the UOH and community college system, and excluded officers and employees of the same with one-time cash bonuses.

HED, CPC, FIN

1467

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Clarifies that the accepting agency or authority for an environmental impact statement is not required to be the approving agency for the permit or approval.

EEP

1468

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

Appropriates $6,400,000 in FY 2003-2004 and $1,350,000 in FY 2004-2005 to subsidize emergency medical air helicopter trauma services for the county of Maui.

HLT, FIN

1469

RELATING TO BOATING.

Beginning 7/1/03, requires deposit annually into the boating special fund from the general fund, 10% of general excise tax collections from direct revenues generated by ocean recreation industry during preceding fiscal year, to supplement costs of statewide boating program. Allows moneys from the boating special fund to be utilized for improving and enforcing safety and security at harbors, including small boat harbors.

WLH, FIN

1470

RELATING TO TIME SHARING.

Establishes sign requirements for time share booths. Excludes from those requirements a time share booth located within a project that is the subject of a time share plan or within a hotel.

CPC

1471

RELATING TO LAND COURT.

Removes time share properties from land court.

CPC/JUD

1472

RELATING TO TIME SHARES.

Permits an escrow agent to disburse the purchaser's funds prior to closing if the escrow agent holds a bond of letter of credit assuring or guaranteeing payment of any refund to which a buyer may become entitled to prior to closing.

CPC

1473

RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Establishes and appropriates funds for an office of international relations under the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

INT, FIN

1474

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Excludes medical services and equipment from the general excise tax.

HLT/HSH, FIN

1475

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires office of elections to prepare a sample ballot to be mailed to each registered voter. Allows sample ballot to be mailed concurrently with any correspondence mailed to effect the purpose of section 11-17. Mandates sample ballot shall be identical to ballot used during election except for any marks the office deems necessary to state the ballot is not official.

JUD, FIN

1476

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWELFTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital Improvement projects for the 12th Representative District.

FIN

1477

RELATING TO THE SENTENCING SIMULATION MODEL PROJECT.

Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2003-2004 to 2004-2005, to continue the sentencing simulation model project.

PSM, JUD, FIN

1478

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Permits an insured to assign reimbursement for dental services to the dentist.

HLT, CPC, FIN

1479

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A NATIONAL KOREAN WAR MUSEUM IN HAWAII.

Makes an appropriation for the establishment of a National Korean War Museum in Hawaii.

TAC/PSM, FIN

1480

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 15, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO ENACT A SUPERMAJORITY VOTING REQUIREMENT FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION PROPOSING TO RAISE TAXES OR FEES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a supermajority vote of both houses of the legislature to pass legislation raising taxes or fees

LMG, JUD, FIN

1481

RELATING TO WATER.

Prohibits the addition of chemicals to the public water supply, except where necessary to make water potable.

HLT, FIN

1482

RELATING TO REDUCTION OF THE FUEL TAX.

Reduces the liquid fuel tax by _____%.

FIN

1483

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Defines deposit beverage container. Imposes deposit beverage container requirements. Requires beverage distributors to register with the State. Establishes the deposit beverage container deposit special fund. Provides for the redemption of empty beverage containers. Provides requirements for recycling facilities and redemption centers.

EEP, LMG, FIN

1484

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 17th representative district.

FIN

1485

RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT.

Removes limitation on total amount of interest that may be charged to state agencies that fail to pay debts within thirty days.

FIN

1486

RELATING TO COURTS.

Establishes the burden of proof for a protective order to be clear and convincing; and authorizes the court to issue mutual protective orders if the burden of proof is not met where there is evidence of domestic abuse.

JUD

1487

RELATING TO INDIGENT CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS.

Provides when indigent criminal defendants may request counsel, be notified of right to counsel, and what is included in the representation by counsel.

JUD

1488

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-SECOND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital Improvement projects for the 32nd Representative District.

FIN

1489

RELATING TO TRAFFIC CONCERNS ALONG THE WAIANAE COAST.

Directs statewide traffic commanders to coordinate responses to Waianae coast traffic concerns and submit report to legislature and Waianae neighborhood board.

TRN, FIN

1490

RELATING TO SCHOOL ATHLETICS.

Appropriates funds to repair bleachers at the Waianae high school athletic field.

EDN, FIN

1491

RELATING TO THE WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT.

Expands the protection provided under the Whistleblowers' Protection Act for employees who report situations that demonstrate danger to public health and safety, which they observe during the course of their work.

LAB, JUD

1492

RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.

Amends the net energy metering law to by removing the 10 kilowatt cap on the size of the system, and by incrementally increasing, by .5% every 2 years to 2020, the percentage of the total rated generating capacity produced by eligible customer-generators of the electric utility system's peak demand.

EEP, CPC

1493

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the public utilities commission to establish a renewable energy credits trading program to ensure compliance with the State's renewable portfolio standards. Requires DBEDT to review the feasibility of the State becoming a member of the Chicago climate exchange.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1494

RELATING TO CREMATION.

Establishes regulatory scheme for crematoriums, including registration requirements establishing procedures for handling remains, securing authorization to cremate, and establishing limitations on liability of crematory.

CPC, JUD, FIN

1495

RELATING TO CREMATION.

Establishes regulatory scheme for crematoriums, including registration requirements establishing procedures for handling remains, securing authorization to cremate, and establishing limitations on liability of crematory.

CPC, JUD, FIN

1496

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Permits motor vehicle backup warning beepers to be disabled between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. if the vehicle is equipped with a rear view camera system.

TRN, JUD

1497

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE.

Authorizes the counties to assess a rental motor vehicle surcharge of up to $5 per day.

TRN, CPC, FIN

1498

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

 

HLT, FIN

1499

RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF PRISONS.

Provides that the development and management of in-state correctional facilities be subject to the managed competition process. Eliminates requirement for legislative approval for agreements relating to out-of-state correctional facilities to house Hawaii inmates.

PSM, LAB, FIN

1500

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Removes provision that child support can extend past age 18 if the child is enrolled in an institute of higher education.

JUD

1501

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO GAMBLING.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to prohibit the legalization of gambling.

JUD, FIN

1502

RELATING TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

Enacts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which provides that the State and counties cannot enact laws that substantially burden the exercise of religion in the absence of a compelling state interest and a showing that the law is the least restrictive one to accomplish that interest.

LMG, JUD

1503

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 7th representative district

FIN

1504

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes a one-time lump sum payment to pensioners who were between ages 65 and 70 and who had at least 20 years of service as of June 30, 2002. Appropriates funds.

LAB, FIN

1505

RELATING TO TEACHER SALARIES.

Appropriates $48 million for annual increment step increases; $16 million in FY 03-04, $32 million in FY 04-05.

EDN/LAB, FIN

1506

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR ISPED CLERK TYPISTS.

Appropriates funds to allow the department of education to pay for three hundred thirteen positions of ISPED clerk typists.

EDN, FIN

1507

RELATING TO PLANNING.

Establishes a smart growth advisory council within the Office of Planning to study and recommended legislation to address the overcrowding of our educational facilities as a result of new housing developments.

WLH, EDN, FIN

1508

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-SECOND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

CIP for the 42nd representative district.

FIN

1509

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Establishes the South Kona wilderness area to be administered by the department of land and natural resources. Provides for the development of a comprehensive management plan for the area. Appropriates funds.

WLH, FIN

1510

RELATING TO CHIROPRACTIC.

Clarifies definition of "Chiropractic".

LAB, CPC/JUD

1511

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Exempts AOAOs from liability for purchase of, conveyance of, and allocation of expenses for the association's leased fee interest prior to 6/25/2002 if the AOAO had a good faith belief that the purchase or conveyance was valid.

CPC/JUD

1512

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND A TASK FORCE STUDY.

Sets forth a procedure for the prosecution of class C felonies via information. Allows for depositions of witnesses when prosecution is via information. Establishes a task force to study alternatives in criminal charging procedures.

JUD, FIN

1513

RELATING TO ELECTION OFFENSES.

Provides civil penalties for violations of rules adopted by the chief election officer. Requires the attorney general to prosecute violations of election law upon written request from the chief election officer.

JUD

1514

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE WITH THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Requires government agencies to designate a UIPA compliance officer, and train employees to receive certification from OIP that the agency is in compliance with the UIPA.

JUD

1515

RELATING TO PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS.

Requires the auditor to perform a financial and managerial audit of the PEG access organizations.

CPC, LMG, FIN

1516

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study on converting freeways into intelligent highways that can automatically control movement of cars.

TRN, FIN

1517

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Provides the means to increase amounts in the Hawaii election campaign fund. Allows the campaign spending commission to raise voluntary expenditure limits and increase the maximum amounts of public funds available to candidates.

JUD, FIN

1518

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Establishes the Legislative Reference Bureau as the legislature's educational and community outreach agency, with responsibility for the public access room, information and education program, and legislative broadcast program (LBP); repeals the chapter on public access; transfers to LRB funds appropriated to LBP.

LMG, FIN

1519

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Amends election laws to allow for write-in candidates in the general election.

JUD, FIN

1520

RELATING TO KALAELOA.

Requests the governor to revise transfer agreement for Kalaeloa with Navy to use for economic development.

WLH, FIN

1521

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Prohibits the use of social security numbers to verify the identity of a person signing a candidate's nomination papers.

CPC/JUD

1522

RELATING TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

Establishes an economic zone commission to designate and support economic zones and economic recovery zones such as Waipahu.

EDB, FIN

1523

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Requires that rental fees for public school facilities be commensurate with market rates. Dedicates increased rental fees to public/private partnerships established within the school-to-work transition program.

EDN, FIN

1524

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANTS.

Expands the high technology research and development loans and grants provided by the High Technology Development Corporation, to include matching grants for companies that receive small business technology transfer grants. Appropriates moneys for the expansion.

EDB, FIN

1525

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-FIRST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

CIP for the 41st representative district.

FIN

1526

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Makes OHA elections subject to a nonpartisan primary.

WLH, JUD, FIN

1527

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to specify the procedure to allow communities to incorporate into cities and towns.

LMG, JUD, FIN

1528

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY.

Requires the legislature to comply with the sunshine law. Requires a public hearing before legislation is adopted, with nonwaivable 48-hour notice to the public. Requires each house of the legislature to adopt rules and policies by majority vote after public hearing.

LMG, JUD

1529

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ETHICS.

Establishes conflict-of-interest violation for legislators; establishes legislative ethics committee in each house; expands financial disclosure requirements for legislators; and requires disclosures of fundraising activity by legislators thirty days prior to and during all legislative sessions.

LMG, JUD

1530

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Allows scheduled access to Lahaina small boat harbor for Molokai-Maui ferry.

WLH, FIN

1531

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MULTI-USE TRAILS IN THE PUNA DISTRICT OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.

Authorizes issuances of general obligation bonds to funds to provide for construction of multi-use trains along former railroad corridors in the Puna district of the county of Hawaii.

FIN

1532

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.

Appropriates moneys for the annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TAC, FIN

1533

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EAST-WEST CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii in order to make annual contributions to the East-West Center, Pacific Islands Development Program.

HED, FIN

1534

RELATING TO HOLIDAYS.

Establishes September 21 of each year as Peace Day. Encourages citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on the holiday.

INT, JUD, FIN

1535

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ELEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital Improvement projects for the Eleventh Representative District.

FIN

1536

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR CANOE PADDLING PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.

Appropriates $______ for the funding of canoe paddling programs in public high schools.

EDN, FIN

1537

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGRICULTURAL WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, UPCOUNTRY KULA, MAUI WATERSHED.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligations bonds and appropriates funds for the final phase of the Upcountry Maui Watershed project to build a pipeline from Omaopio Tank to Keokea.

FIN

1538

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Requires the posting of signs when pesticide is applied on school grounds or a playground.

EDN, EEP, FIN

1539

RELATING TO TAXATION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.

Taxes renewable alternative fuels at an effective rate of one-quarter that of diesel fuel on an energy content basis.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1540

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NINETEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital Improvement Projects for the 19th representative district

FIN

1541

RELATING TO CONFORMANCE OF STATE STANDARD DEDUCTION TO FEDERAL STANDARD DEDUCTION.

Conforms the state standard deduction amount to the federal standard deduction amount.

FIN

1542

RELATING TO BROADENING STATE INCOME TAX BRACKETS.

Broadens the state income tax brackets to assist the poor.

FIN

1543

RELATING TO CONFORMANCE TO FEDERAL TAX FILING DEADLINES.

Requires conformance to federal tax filing deadlines.

FIN

1544

RELATING TO CONFORMANCE OF STATE PERSONAL EXEMPTION TO FEDERAL PERSONAL EXEMPTION.

Conforms the state personal exemption amount to the federal personal exemption amount.

FIN

1545

RELATING TO STATE INCOME TAX CONFORMITY.

Conforms the state income tax law to the federal income tax law.

FIN

1546

RELATING TO THE KAKAAKO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

Extends the Diamond Head boundary of the Kakaako community development district to include the area bounded by King Street, Kalakaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Boulevard, inclusive.

WLH, FIN

1547

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Amends campaign spending laws to provide alternative public funding for state house of representatives candidates who voluntarily abide by certain contribution and expenditure limits. Appropriates $150,000 to the campaign spending commission for additional clean elections support staff.

JUD, FIN

1548

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and makes an appropriation to the DAGS for various public school improvements. Makes an appropriation to the DAGS, from the state educational facilities improvement special fund, for various public school improvements.

FIN

1549

RELATING TO THE COUNTIES' EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS.

Allows the counties to exercise their power of eminent domain for public purposes permitted under the urban renewal law.

WLH, JUD

1550

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Transfers administration of the funds received from the surcharge for indigent legal services from the administrative director of the courts to the office of community services.

HSH, JUD, FIN

1551

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION BENEFITS TRUST PLAN.

Excludes the inclusion of administrative costs from the establishment of health benefits plan and long-term care benefit plan rates.

LAB, FIN

1552

RELATING TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Prohibits trustees of the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund board from serving on any other board during the trustee's term of office.

LAB

1553

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires public employer to pay 100% of employees' and retirees' life insurance premiums. Excludes from collective bargaining negotiations the contribution amounts to the group life insurance benefits program.

LAB, FIN

1554

RELATING TO COUNTY TAXES.

Repeals the provision allowing each county to establish a one-half per cent general excise and use tax surcharge, and allows counties with populations of 200,000 or more to establish a blank per cent general excise and use tax surcharge. Changes the transient accommodations tax allocations to the counties.

TAC, FIN

1555

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Delays requirement to eliminate distinction between hospital-based and nonhospital-based reimbursement rates for institutionalized long-term care under medicaid from 6/30/2003 to 6/30/2005.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1556

RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.

Grants civil service status to certain temporary exempt employees of the child welfare services branch, under the department of human services' social services division.

HSH, LAB, FIN

1557

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN EDUCATION.

Establishes the noncontiguous Hawaiian charter school district to be administered by the Hawaiian charter school council. Provides for up to 25 Hawaiian charter schools.

EDN, WLH, FIN

1558

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION.

Provides standards and criteria to conserve and protect agricultural lands and the purchase of development rights as an incentive for landowners to keep important agricultural lands in agricultural uses.

AGR, WLH, FIN

1559

RELATING TO STATE AGRICULTURAL LEASES.

Generally, enhances the law regulating agriculture leases on state land.

AGR, WLH, FIN

1560

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF VESSELS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to give a vessel owner notice and opportunity to be heard regarding the basis for impounding the vessel.

WLH, FIN

1561

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Defines cultural monitors and their qualifications. Allows appropriations for certain projects to be expended for the hiring of cultural monitors.

WLH, FIN

1562

RELATING TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.

Establishes the truancy court program within the family court system to handle all truancy cases for the public school system.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1563

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PHASE II OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the acquisition of land for phase II of the institute of astronomy's advances technology research center.

HED, FIN

1564

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Chaminade University.

HED, FIN

1565

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts contractors from general excise tax for commercial construction or improvement in the State.

EDB, FIN

1566

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PLANNING OF AN ALTERNATE ACCESS ROAD FOR THE NORTH SHORE.

Appropriates funds for the planning of an alternate access route along Drum Road.

TRN, FIN

1567

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Allows contractors to engage in incidental work outside of their license. Defines "incidental work".

LAB, CPC

1568

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Makes an appropriation for an emergency vehicle, staffing, equipment and supplies for the north shore areas of Oahu.

HLT, FIN

1569

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an investment tax credit for qualified investments in the motor sports facility to be developed at Kalaeloa, parcel 9.

WLH, TAC, FIN

1570

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.

Ensure the long-term productive utilization of state agricultural parks and other public lands classified for agricultural use under the jurisdiction of the department of agriculture.

AGR/WLH, FIN

1571

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT (MODIFIED).

Establishes an information practices appointment panel responsible for the appointment of the director of the office of information practices; provides that OIP is a permanent agency.

JUD, FIN

1572

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Prohibits parking in access aisles adjacent to disabled parking stalls. Specifies authority of law enforcement personnel and commissioned volunteers to access private property to enforce disabled parking laws.

TRN, JUD, FIN

1573

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Provides a tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles.

EEP, FIN

1574

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Prohibits any departmental director or deputy director who was appointed by the governor from being appointed to any civil service position between July 1 and the first Monday in December in any gubernatorial election year.

LAB

1575

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

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 24th representative district.

FIN

1576

RELATING TO FORFEITURE.

Amends forfeiture law to: allow 50% of proceeds to be used for drug treatment, eliminate the requirement of a bond for a claimant to recover seized property, allow the court or agency to impose fines if a claim is found to be frivolous, provides for representation by counsel.

JUD, FIN

1577

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

Repeals the HCDCH. Transfers public housing and homeless programs of HCDCH to DHS. Transfers private housing development functions of HCDCH to the counties. Consolidates HTDC and HSDC into a single agency administratively attached to DBEDT. Repeals ATDC and creates a development district under HCDA.

HSH/EDB, LAB, FIN

1578

RELATING TO A PORT AUTHORITY.

Establishes a state port authority. Empowers the authority to administer a statewide system of harbors and airports. Establishes a port authority task force to review the consolidation of airport and harbor functions and draft necessary implementing legislation.

TRN, FIN

1579

RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AUTHORITY.

Establishes the Economic Diversification Authority.

EDB/EEP/WLH, TRN/LAB, CPC/JUD, FIN

1580

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS AND BROKERS.

Require escrow depositories to collect the general excise tax owed by real estate salespersons and brokers at the closing of a real estate transaction. Also lowers the GET rate for salespersons and brokers to 3.92%.

CPC, FIN

1581

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires all salaried public employees to be paid 5 days after the close of a pay period.

LAB, FIN

1582

RELATING TO INTESTATE SUCCESSION AND WILLS.

Allows court to exclude individuals from definition of surviving spouse or reciprocal beneficiary for reasons of equity.

JUD

1583

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO GIVE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT, AND OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM SUBJECT TO THE POWER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO IDENTIFY AND ENACT LAWS OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to give the board of education exclusive jurisdiction over the internal structure, management, and operation of the public school system subject to the power of the legislature to identify and enact laws of statewide concern.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1584

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE FRIENDS OF WAIPAHU CULTURAL GARDEN PARK.

Provides matching funds up to $75,000 for ongoing programs at Hawaii's Plantation Village through the Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park.

FIN

1585

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Proposes amendments to the state constitution to: give a school/community board exclusive jurisdiction over the internal structure, management, and operation of that school subject to the power of the legislature to identify and enact laws of statewide concern; and implement school-based budgeting.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1586

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR MEDICAID PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds for the Residential Alternative Community Care Program (RACCP), the Chore Services Program, and Medicaid- waiver programs, under the Department of Human Services.

HSH, FIN

1587

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes a voter registration and education program in the office of elections to promote participation in elections by encouraging voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout.

JUD, FIN

1588

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds to acquire land to expand the Kahuku agricultural park, establish an agricultural dual line water system in upcountry Kula, and fund capital improvement to the Molokai irrigation system.

AGR, FIN

1589

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SMALL BOAT HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS.

Authorizes general obligation bond issuances to finance small boat harbor improvements throughout the State.

WLH, FIN

1590

RELATING TO VETERANS' RIGHTS AND BENEFITS.

Requires the director of the office of veterans' affairs, at the request of a deceased Filipino American veteran's survivor or interested party, to: make payment directly to a mortuary or crematory for funeral/burial services; and transport the veteran's remains to the Philippines, upon the submission of an unpaid invoice to the office.

PSM, FIN

1591

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HOLOMUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Makes an appropriation to the DOE for a twelve-month ("rainbow") vice-principal position at Holomua elementary school, in order to accommodate its multi-track year round school schedule.

EDN, FIN

1592

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Establishes a new offense of operating a vehicle with a measurable amount of illegal drugs in a person's blood or urine, without the need to show that the drug must have impaired the person's ability to operate a vehicle in a careful and prudent manner. Provides for mandatory drug testing.

TRN, JUD

1593

RELATING TO LABOR.

Ensures that employees who are unemployed temporarily due to a labor dispute shall not be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if the parties to the labor dispute have reached an impasse and, prior to a work stoppage, the striking workers offer to submit the dispute to binding arbitration.

LAB, FIN

1594

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Authorizes nonprofit corporations to adopt amendments to articles and bylaws to terminate, redeem, or cancel memberships. Authorizes members of nonprofit corporations to resign at any time. Authorizes nonprofit corporations to indemnify officers and directors and to advance funds for reimbursement of expenses.

CPC

1595

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes rights of patients in hospitals in the State of Hawaii; provides that health insurance rates shall be reasonable in terms of health plan profits.

HLT, CPC/JUD

1596

RELATING TO FEES OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

Increases amount of sheriffs' and police officers' fees for serving any execution.

PSM, FIN

1597

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Establishes wilful and wanton misconduct as an exception to the exclusiveness of worker's compensation rights and remedies; provides that an employer is not relieved of liability as a third party if the employee's personal injury is caused by the wilful and wanton misconduct of employer.

LAB, CPC

1598

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-FIRST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for school CIP in the 31st Representative District.

EDN, FIN

1599

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Establishes a pilot project for the use of videoconferencing for legislative hearings. Requires all new state buildings to have videoconferencing capability. Makes state videoconferencing facilities available to nonprofits and community groups for a fee.

LMG, FIN

1600

RELATING TO VOTER EDUCATION MONTH.

Declares every September as voter education month.

JUD

1601

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii community-based economic development technical and financial assistance program of DBEDT.

EDB, FIN

1602

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FIRST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 1st representative district.

FIN

1603

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ESTABLISH AN ADOLESCENT TREATMENT CENTER ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

Makes an appropriation to address crystal methamphetamine use and abuse by establishing an Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Center on the Island of Hawaii.

HLT, FIN

1604

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PREVENT CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE USE.

Makes an appropriation to address crystal methamphetamine use and abuse on the Island of Hawaii.

HLT, FIN

1605

RELATING TO CITIZENS RIGHT TO VOTE.

Removes existing barriers to voting. Provides ways to encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.

JUD, FIN

1606

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A CITIZEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE.

Proposes constitutional amendments to article II, section 1, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to repeal residency and registration requirements for voting; establishes a constitutional right to vote for citizens of Hawaii 18 years old and over.

JUD, FIN

1607

RELATING TO AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

Amends definition of "authorized emergency vehicles" in statewide traffic code to include ocean safety vehicles, which allows operators of ocean safety vehicles to utilize emergency driving techniques and exemptions from the traffic code.

TRN, WLH

1608

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS.

Requires the minutes of a condominium or planned community association's board of directors meeting and agenda for the next meeting be mailed to any association member on the mailing list.

CPC

1609

RELATING TO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

Prohibits legislators from taking any official action directly affecting a business or other undertaking in which the legislator has a substantial financial interest or a private undertaking in which the legislator is an agent. Prohibits legislators from acquiring a financial interest in certain undertakings.

LMG, JUD

1610

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Mandates substance abuse assessment or treatment for convicted felons on probation and for offenders under the custody of the department of public safety.

PSM, JUD, FIN

1611

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Creates a drug-free workplace program for state employees.

LAB, LMG, FIN

1612

RELATING TO GASOLINE DEALERS.

Repeals the gasoline divorcement law, which imposed restrictions on manufacturers and jobbers in operating service stations and imposed lease rent controls.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1613

RELATING TO NORTH KOHALA.

Preserves a cluster of historical sites in North Kohala on the island of Hawaii by authorizing the department of land and natural resources to condemn the land adjacent to the Kohala historical sites state monument. Allows the Mo`okini Luakini Corporation to protect and care for the Mo`okini Heiau.

WLH, FIN

1614

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes the issuance general obligation bonds for the purchase of land known as Wai Kele O Puna for possible future geothermal development.

WLH, FIN

1615

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires excise tax exemption on assessments by condominium associations and other homeowner associations to also apply to time share associations.

CPC, FIN

1616

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Sets long-term care income tax rates, manner of payment, long-term care benefits.

HSH/HLT, FIN

1617

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Establishes the State Health Authority to provide health care for all Hawaii citizens. Establishes the State Health Authority Commission to determine the costs of the Authority, and to determine a financing mechanism to carry out the purpose of the Authority. Repeals the State Health Planning and Development Agency and transfers its functions to the Authority. Repeals the Prepaid Health Care Act. Repeals the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.

HLT/HSH, LAB, FIN

1618

RELATING TO UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Clarifies conditions relating to the unauthorized practice of law; defines "legal advice" and "legal options".

JUD

1619

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Short form bill.

FIN

1620

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Gives current deputy sheriffs of the department of public safety the option of converting from class C to class A members of the ERS. Allows deputy sheriffs to retire without penalty after 25 years of service in that capacity. Provides that all deputy sheriffs hired after 6/30/03 are designated class A members.

PSM, LAB, FIN

1621

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLOCK J IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for the purpose of planning, designing, and constructing a low-rise cooling and parking facility on Block J in downtown Honolulu.

WLH/EEP, FIN

1622

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Requires that county agencies allow solid waste disposal activities above the underground injection control line established by the safe drinking water branch of the department of health; provided county, State, and federal environmental health standards are satisfied in the best public interest. Eliminates requirement that a county that has a resource recovery facility not be granted a permit for other solid waste disposal activities including landfills.

EEP

1623

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Authorizes a board of directors to determine whether mail ballots may be used in the election of directors of nonprofit corporations.

CPC

1624

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH AND THIRTY-EIGHTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS.

Appropriates fund for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 38th and 39th representative districts.

FIN

1625

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Appropriates funds to the department of transportation to study the feasibility of establishing flyer stops within the right-of-way of the H-2 freeway and connecting to a park-and-ride lot.

TRN, FIN

1626

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Makes an appropriation for emergency vehicles, staffing, equipment, and supplies for Wahiawa and Mililani.

HLT, FIN

1627

RELATING TO NEW MOTOR VEHICLES.

Imposes a new motor vehicle tax for all vehicles weighing more than 4,000 pounds and having a purchase price of more than $35,000. Dedicates all revenue generated to the natural area reserve fund.

WLH, FIN

1628

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL LOANS.

Provides a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans for medical providers that start a new practice in state enterprise zones located in rural areas.

FIN

1629

RELATING TO CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO BY THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Establishes required provisions to be included in contracts entered into by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, including provisions to determine rights to intellectual property, a loyalty requirement, and an allowable length of contract term. Requires HTA to report to the legislature regarding all contracts entered into for services.

TAC, FIN

1630

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR VETERANS CEMETERIES.

Appropriates $      and $      in FY 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 for maintenance at veterans cemeteries in the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.

PSM, FIN

1631

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Extends the current GET exemptions for: (1) Condominium common expenses paid by managers and (2) Hotel employee expenses paid by hotel operators, to include expenses paid by submanagers and suboperators and to include employee expenses in timeshare projects.

TAC, CPC, FIN

1632

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to educate public school students about the history and the lessons of the World War II exclusion, removal, and detention versus inclusion, participation, and empowerment of persons of Japanese ancestry, as well as other human and civil rights events and experiences.

EDN, FIN

1633

RELATING TO CRIME.

Makes sworn statements to qualified authority prima facie evidence of commission of crimes of littering from a vehicle.

JUD

1634

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs for the planning, design, construction, and equipping of, and the acquisition of lands for, a plasma municipal solid waste processing system to convert solid wastes into electricity, and chemically and biologically inert slag, on the island of Oahu.

EEP, FIN

1635

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Transfers the public housing and homeless programs of the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to the department of human services.

HSH/EDB, LAB, FIN

1636

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

Establishes the Hawaiian housing finance corporation within the department of Hawaiian home lands for administrative purposes, to be headed by a board of directors, to remedy the housing shortage that exists for many individuals of Hawaiian ancestry in this State, and to provide for urban redevelopment.

HSH/WLH, JUD, FIN

1637

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified costs relating to the planning, design, construction, and equipping of, and the acquisition of lands for, a plasma municipal solid waste processing system to convert solid wastes into electricity, and chemically and biologically inert slag, on the island of Oahu.

EEP, FIN

1638

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the school year for public school employees to consist of not less than 180 working days/instructional days with students.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1639

RELATING TO CRIMINAL LAW.

Establishes penalties for employees of procurement organizations who fail to perform their statutory duties.

LAB, JUD

1640

RELATING TO THE OAHU INTERSCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATION.

Establishes the Oahu interscholastic association as an office within the department of education.

EDN, FIN

1641

RELATING TO PRISONS.

Authorizes the governor and the director of public safety to consider a managed competition process for operation of in-state correctional facilities constructed after the effective date of this Act. Requires that certain contractual provisions be included within the contract. Designates possible sites.

PSM/LAB, FIN

1642

RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.

Amends the public procurement code to establish procedures for the procurement of design professional services. Establishes procurement procedures for the design and construction of a new correctional facility.

PSM, FIN

1643

RELATING TO PRISON ALTERNATIVES.

Establishes a pilot program for alternative incarceration and appropriates funds for puuhonua healing centers.

PSM/JUD, FIN

1644

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 48th representative district.

FIN

1645

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

Establishes an office of international affairs within the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

INT, FIN

1646

RELATING TO CHAPTER 846E, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Amends sex offender notification law

JUD

1647

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Amends Act 100, SLH 2001, to require the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii to complete the construction of the Villages of Kapolei within five years of effective date of this Act, and to coordinate with the City and County of Honolulu to implement recommendations of private traffic study.

HSH, TRN, FIN

1648

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Establishes reduced rates for Hawaii enterprises engaged in aquaculture as defined in section 187A-1.

TRN, WLH, FIN

1649

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Capital improvement projects for the 47th Representative District

FIN

1650

RELATING TO CONGRESSWOMAN PATSY T. MINK.

Directs the state foundation on culture and the arts to commission a work of art honoring Congresswoman Patsy Mink.

TAC, FIN

1651

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires public schools with an enrollment of 400 or greater to separate into semi-autonomous units; allows staff to select their unit of employment and the student body to select unit of enrollment; requires each unit to choose its own focus or educational theme.

EDN/LAB, FIN

1652

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE MEDICAID PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATE SPECIAL FUND.

Appropriates $1,500,000 in FY 2003-2004 to the medicaid prescription drug rebate special fund.

CPC/HSH, FIN

1653

RELATING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Authorize the reimbursement of board of education members' mileage expenses while traveling to and from board meetings or while on official business as authorized by the chairperson of the board.

EDN, FIN

1654

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Provides facilities subsidies to charter schools on the basis of equity and equality. Establishes the allocation for charter schools, based on grade levels, for the next 6 fiscal years. Requires moneys for charter schools to be appropriated through the following program: EDN 110 -- charter schools.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1655

RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Constitutes judiciary court interpreters as an appropriate bargaining unit.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1656

RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF CONVICTED DEFENDANTS.

Authorizes the judiciary to enter into agreements with the department of public safety under which the judiciary can assume some responsibilities of the department over the disposition of committed persons, including imprisonment and parole.

PSM, JUD

1657

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Provides conservation and resource enforcement officers with the same retirement benefits as police officers and firefighters.

WLH, LAB, FIN

1658

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Extends the sunset date for the law relating to the age of consent for consensual sex from 06/30/03 to 06/30/04. Extends the reporting date for the attorney general's task force from 2003 to 2004.

JUD

1659

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM AND COOPERATIVE HOUSING CORPORATION LEASE-TO-FEE CONVERSION.

Establishes a fair market value standard for determining the value of the leased fee interest for condos and co-op housing corporations that must be used (1) for leases executed after the effective date of the Act and (2) for pre-existing leases that do not specify an appraisal standard.

WLH, CPC

1660

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Clarifies regulations regarding the filing of campaign spending reports and provides for and establishes a graduated schedule of fines for failure to file a report.

JUD

1661

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Authorizes the director of OIP to determine that a person is a vexatious requester and places restrictions on the vexatious requester.

JUD

1662

RELATING TO PENAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Eliminates the insanity defense.

JUD

1663

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Appropriates start-up funding for the office of the legislative analyst.

LMG, FIN

1664

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Repeals exemptions from general excise tax and imposes a 1.5% rate of tax.

FIN

1665

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Repeals general excise tax (GET) exemptions and lowers the GET from 4 percent to 2 percent.

FIN

1666

RELATING TO SENTENCING FOR DRUGS AND INTOXICATING COMPOUNDS OFFENSES.

Requires person who is eligible for sentencing both as a first-time drug offender and as a repeat offender to be sentenced as repeat offender.

JUD

1667

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Generally redistributes the TAT and dedicates 1.5% to the state parks special fund and .5% to the Hawaii statewide trail and access program.

TAC, WLH, FIN

1668

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION RELATING TO APPOINTMENTS AND REMOVALS FROM PUBLIC OFFICE.

Amends the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to require the house of representatives to consent to the appointment and removal of persons appointed to public office by the governor whenever the consent of the senate is required for that appointment or removal.

LMG, JUD, FIN

1669

RELATING TO HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS.

Requires HMOs to make certain disclosures regarding health plans.

CPC

1670

RELATING TO STUDENT HEALTH.

Requires that food sold to pupils during breakfast and lunch periods at elementary schools be sold only as part of a full meal and items sold during breaks meet certain standards; restricts sale of specified beverages at elementary and middle schools; requires sale of all foods at elementary and middle schools, and at middle and high schools participating in a pilot program, to be approved by designated person; authorize school districts to convene a child nutrition and physical activity advisory committee to develop and recommend a school district policy on nutrition and physical activity; requires DOE to submit evaluation report to 2006 legislature on impact of this Act.

EDN, FIN

1671

RELATING TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES.

Changes the definition of "assisted living facility" to clarify that it should not apply to private residences or condominiums.

HSH

1672

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Requires the department of health to review the feasibility of distributing certain sugar- and aspartame-free chewing gum to parents to protect their children's teeth.

HLT, FIN

1673

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTIETH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funding for capital improvement projects in the 30th representative district.

FIN

1674

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Appropriates $      in FY 2003-2004 and FY 2004-2005 to the judiciary to establish a mental health court in Hawaii.

JUD, FIN

1675

RELATING TO TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN HEALING PRACTICES.

Removes exemption for traditional Hawaiian healing practices from the licensure laws relating to medicine and surgery.

WLH, CPC

1676

RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.

Increases allowed capacity of energy generating facilities that may be used by an eligible customer-generator engaged in net energy metering; increases the allowed total energy generating capacity produced by eligible customer-generators; requires net energy metering to be billed and compensated quarterly after the first year of a customer's operation.

EEP, CPC, FIN

1677

RELATING TO KULEANA LAND.

Prohibits the filing of an action for partition where the property is kuleana land, party that would be filing the action owns less than 51%, and the court may order a sale of the kuleana land.

WLH, JUD

1678

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS.

Enumerates environmental rights guaranteed by the Hawaii constitution, including provisions relating to board members, standing to intervene in contested case hearings, automatic permit approval, and board decisionmaking relating to natural resources. Makes conforming amendments.

EEP/WLH, JUD

1679

RELATING TO SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Authorizes the superintendent of education to acquire from schools and offices under the control of the DOE, any personal property that has been determined to be surplus personal property, to warehouse the property, and to distribute the property within the State to eligible recipients.

EDN, FIN

1680

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Mandates that bathrooms at public schools for kindergarten and elementary grades shall be retrofitted with faucets equipped with an automatic shut off mechanism when the bathroom is constructed or repaired.

EDN, FIN

1681

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Facilitates distribution of surplus education materials.

EDN, FIN

1682

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Prohibits Hawaii tourism authority from expending any public funds to promote sex tourism in Hawaii.

TAC, FIN

1683

RELATING TO THE DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT.

Creates the Diamond Head state monument special fund. Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $2.5 million for the planning, design, and construction of a Diamond Head state monument interpretive center.

WLH, FIN

1684

RELATING TO CANCER EXAMINATIONS.

Repeals the requirement that hospitals offer a uterine cytologic examination for cancer to female in-patients 20 years or over, unless contraindicated or it was performed within the previous year.

HLT, CPC

1685

RELATING TO LICENSING OF DRIVERS.

Establishes a provisional drivers licensing category for persons under between the ages of 16 and 17.

TRN, JUD

1686

RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Provides a 200% tax credit for qualified medical information costs.

CPC, FIN

1687

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Establishes the charter school education agency to be administratively attached to the BOE; provides for an executive director and staff for the office; requires BOE to submit a budget that provides equal per pupil funding as that of DOE schools; requires moneys for charter schools to be appropriated through EDN 110 -- charter schools.

EDN, LAB, FIN

1688

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows students or family of students the option to purchase school textbooks.

EDN, FIN

1689

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

Capital Improvement projects for the 27th Representative District.

FIN

1690

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH, FIFTEENTH, AND SIXTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 14th, 15th and 16th representative districts.

FIN

1691

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates funds for CIP to benefit the 13th Representative District.

FIN

     

 

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

H.C.R. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

11

ESTABLISHING A JOINT HOUSE-SENATE TASK FORCE TO REVIEW OIL RESERVES IN HAWAII.

EDB/EEP, FIN

12

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATURE TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO RE-EVALUATE THE PLACEMENT OF THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN.

JUD, FIN

13

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE.

HLT, LMG, FIN

14

REQUESTING THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND THE GOVERNING BODY OF EACH ACCREDITED PRIVATE OR INDEPENDENT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN HAWAII TO ADOPT POLICIES REGULATING THE ON-CAMPUS MARKETING OF CREDIT CARDS TO STUDENTS.

HED, CPC, FIN

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 
   

Committee

H.B. NO.

 

RE-REFERRAL

77

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to retain by contract outside attorneys for legal services.

JUD, FIN

82

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS COMMISSION ACT.

Authorizes department of Hawaiian home lands to retain independent legal counsel.

JUD, FIN

222

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.

Establishes standards for the discharge of treated sewage, graywater, and other wastewater from cruise ships and commercial passenger vessels into the marine waters of the State. Prohibits the discharge of untreated sewage from commercial passenger vessels into the marine waters of the State.

EDB/EEP, TRN/TAC, JUD, FIN

298

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Directs the governor to expand the existing Halawa Correctional Facility to transfer Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates there and to raze and build new facilities on the OCCC property for a drug treatment center.

PSM, JUD, FIN

384

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

Extends the sunset date for the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Wahiawa General Hospital, Inc., a not-for-profit Hawaii corporation, or a Hawaii nonprofit affiliate of Wahiawa General Hospital, Inc.

HLT, FIN

385

RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.

Establishes procedures to prevent workplace violence.

LAB, JUD

419

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Allows the department of education to appoint or retain by contract attorneys independent of the attorney general.

JUD, FIN

450

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Allows employers to establish individual medical trust accounts to cover the health care expenses of employees arising from work-related injuries.

LAB, CPC/JUD, FIN

490

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Imposes enhanced sentences for adults who promote dangerous, harmful, or detrimental drugs to minors or who sell drugs near schools or school vehicles, including mandatory terms of imprisonment without possibility of probation or suspension of sentence.

JUD