OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-SECOND STATE LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

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NO. 23

29 LEGISLATIVE DAY-MARCH 10, 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

WLH - Water, Land Use & Hawaiian Affairs

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SENATE BILLS

 
   

Committee

S.B. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

1, SD2

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Requires successor employers of an industrial, commercial, or other business entity that employs at any time in the preceding twelve-month period more than one hundred employees, excluding construction businesses, to retain at least fifty per cent of incumbent, nonsupervisory employees. (SD2)

LAB, FIN

3, SD1

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. (SD1)

HLT, FIN

6, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COACHES' STIPENDS.

Appropriates funds for coaches' stipends pursuant to section 302A-633.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SB6 SD1)

EDN, LAB, FIN

11

RELATING TO TEMPORARY PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Exempts temporary public school facilities, such as trailers and portable classrooms, including nonpublic facilities, such as storerooms and offices, from state or county laws if those laws that exceed federal ADA requirements.

EDN, JUD, FIN

12, SD1

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Allows the department of education to hire attorneys other than the attorney general. Requires the department to provide a cost analysis report to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2007. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

14, SD1

RELATING TO REHIRING RETIRED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.

Allows the rehiring of retired school administrators as principals or vice principals without penalty to retirement benefits. Requires retirees to have been retired for at least one year before reemployment. (SD1)

EDN, LAB, FIN

16, SD2

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates a tuition reimbursement program for persons who graduated from a state-approved teacher education programs in Hawaii and who teach in Hawaii public schools for at least 6 consecutive years. (SD2)

EDN/HED, FIN

17, SD1

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 public schools provide pre-kindergarten programs within available resources; allows placement for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten outside school district. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

24, SD2

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides that the salary schedules of principals and vice-principals and of all other educational officers shall be based on a twelve-month term of service. Provides retention bonuses for principals and vice-principals. (SB24 SD2)

EDN, LAB, FIN

26

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

29, SD1

RELATING TO SPECIAL WASTES RECYCLING.

Directs department of health to adopt rules to establish a cathode ray tube recycling program by 7/1/08. (SD1)

EEP, FIN

38

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Authorizes the Hawaii Tourism Authority to employ or retain attorneys independent of the Attorney General to provide legal services for the Authority.

TAC, JUD, FIN

39, SD1

RELATING TO PARKS.

Creates an advisory task force to develop an action plan for the transfer of jurisdiction over state parks from DLNR to the counties; a timetable for the transfer; a list of all relevant federal and state funds, appropriations, and contracts that would be affected by the transfer; and recommendations for the enactment of any county ordinances or policies needed to protect the environment, historical and cultural sites, recreation, maintenance, funding, safety, and responsiveness to park users. Requires the governor to convene the task force within 30 days of the Act's effective date. Includes as members of the task force, the chair of DLNR, the four county directors with jurisdiction over parks and recreation, a park user appointed by the governor, and the chairs of the house of representatives' and the senate's standing committees with jurisdiction over intergovernmental affairs. Requires DLNR's chair to submit a report of recommendations and implementing legislation to the legislature no later than 20 days before the convening of the 2004 regular session.

WLH, FIN

41

RELATING TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS.

Requires public access to, and disclosure of, all subcontracts and partnership agreements entered into by a contractor using public funds. Applies chapter 103D public access laws to Hawaii Tourism Authority, despite the fact that HTA is otherwise exempt from the state procurement laws.

TAC, JUD, FIN

42, SD1

RELATING TO WATERCRAFT.

Requires vessels more than one mile off shore to be equipped with a properly functioning Emergency Position Indicating Radio
Beacon (EPIRB) or VHF-FM radio. Exempts canoes, thrill craft, surfboards, and paddleboards. Exempts kayaks and training sailboats accompanied by a vessel with an EPIRB or VHF-FM radio. (SD1)

WLH, JUD

44, SD2

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Provides further economic relief for airport concessionaires. (SB44 SD2)

TRN, JUD, FIN

51

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES.

Authorizes the director of transportation to grant an intrastate waiver for insulin users to obtain a commercial driver's license.

TRN, JUD

58, SD1

RELATING TO SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.

Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to Hawaii 3R's 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. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

60

RELATING TO SCHOOL ASSESSMENT LIAISONS.

Appropriates funds for an additional 20.00 FTE school assessment liaison (SAL) positions for the DOE. Requires the DOE to submit a report to the legislature concerning the effectiveness of SALs in helping schools to meet the adequate yearly progress benchmarks required by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001".

EDN, FIN

62, SD1

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows a faculty member, lecturer, and administrative, professional, and technical employee of UH with multiple part-time appointments or positions to meet eligibility requirements for membership in the ERS; exempts faculty, lecturers, and administrative, professional, and technical employees employed at UH who hold multiple part-time appointments or positions which together aggregate to at least one-half of a full-time equivalent position from provisions allowing the ERS board of trustees to deny membership to part-time or temporary employees. (SD1)

HED, LAB, FIN

65, SD2

RELATING TO AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATORS.

Appropriates a blank amount for development of the agribusiness incubator initiative. (SD2)

AGR, HED, FIN

69, SD1

RELATING TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.

Expands the membership of the teacher education coordinating committee to include a representative of the Hawaii teacher standards board. (SD1)

EDN

75, SD2

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a state P-20 council to provide the high-level leadership, resources, and commitment needed to keep the P-20 initiative on course and focused upon its common goals. (SB75 SD2)

EDN/HED, FIN

78, SD2

RELATING TO ELDER ABUSE.

Authorizes the attorney general to seek civil penalties for abuse or neglect of a dependent elder; provides enhanced civil remedies for prevailing parties in cases involving abuse or neglect of a dependent elder. (SD2)

HSH/HLT, JUD

85

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Authorizes vehicle forfeiture for street racing offense committed within 5 years of a prior conviction. Clarifies that forfeiture applies to vehicles owned by drivers' parents, where drivers are minors.

TRN, JUD

88, SD1

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES OWNED BY MILITARY PERSONNEL.

Exempts military personnel from the requirement of obtaining seller's consent to remove a privately owned vehicle from the State when the vehicle is subject to an out-of-state lien. (SD1)

PSM/TRN, CPC

91, SD2

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Authorizes department of transportation to remove obstructions that block or interfere with traffic or endanger public safety on state highways. Limits liability for damage to personal property. (SD2)

TRN, JUD

94, SD2

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Grants civil service status to certain exempt employees in the department of land and natural resources. (SD2)

WLH, LAB, FIN

205, SD3

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Requires public employers to provide paid leave for employees of at least four hours per year for personal matters involving the education or health of their minor children; provided that such leave shall not be credited against vacation or sick leave benefits. (SB205 SD3)

LAB, FIN

209, SD3

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Appropriating $        for the conversion of 10-month certificated positions to 12-month positions, as needed, for multi-track schools for fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. (SD3)

EDN, LAB, FIN

235, SD3

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Provides a tax credit of up to an unspecified amount per taxable year, up to an unspecified aggregate total, for a taxpayer that incurs qualified costs in the development of law enforcement, emergency medical services, and public safety training facilities at Kalaeloa. (SD3)

WLH, FIN

248, SD3

RELATING TO THE CONVENTION CENTER.

Raises limit on amount of revenues that may be deposited into the Convention Center Enterprise Special Fund. (SB248 SD3)

TAC, FIN

254, SD2

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Amends an existing appropriation of capital improvement funds to provide for the demolition of the bridge in the Puukapu Homesteads, Second Series Puukapu, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii, and the construction of a new bridge. (SD2)

WLH, FIN

255, SD2

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Prevents private restrictions that are not for protecting environmental and cultural resources from being placed on agricultural lands. (SD2)

AGR/WLH, JUD

295, SD1

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE TOWING.

Authorizes the counties to regulate towing operations by ordinance. (SD1)

TRN

296, SD1

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.

LAB, JUD, FIN

299, SD1

RELATING TO STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.

Exempts state officials from multiple ethics disclosure filing requirements during a calendar year if the official's financial position has not changed since the date of the previous filing. (SD1)

JUD

302

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Authorizes the counties to provide pro-rated refunds for registrations that are turned in prior to their expiration dates.

TRN, CPC/JUD, FIN

312, SD2

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC EMPLOYEES HEALTH FUND.

Mandates specific health benefits for public sector retirees. (SB312 SD2)

LAB, FIN

317, SD2

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

Appropriates funds for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War Commission. (SB317 SD2)

INT, FIN

318, SD1

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Requires government agencies to attempt to use a system of public-private managed competition before contracting with a private entity for services. (SB318 SD1)

LAB, FIN

319, SD2

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Establishes county requirements for separate collection and recycling of food waste by specified restaurants, food courts, hotels, markets, food manufacturers or processors, catering establishments, hospitals, schools, and businesses; requires inspections and dissemination of information about the requirements; authorizes a county to assess a surcharge; applies to counties of population 500,000 or greater; allows a county to request an exemption if DOH determines county recycling service is not available. Appropriates moneys for the establishment of the program. (SD1)

EEP, JUD, FIN

325

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Appropriates funds to finance the costs of construction improvements and for equipping health care facilities using special purpose revenue bonds.

HLT, FIN

327, SD1

RELATING TO THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE.

Suspends all state purchases under the Western State Contracting Alliance contract 6416 with Grainger Industrial Supply until further action by 2004 legislature. Requires state procurement office to hold public hearings regarding contract with Grainger. (SD1)

FIN

337, SD1

RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Establishes 15.00 FTE complex area administrative services manager positions by converting 8 existing business and fiscal officer positions into complex area administrative services manager positions, and creating 7 new complex area administrative services manager positions. Converts 42.00 business assistant positions from temporary to permanent status. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

339, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates the Council on Education Data and Accountability Indicators to provide independent indicators and assessment of educational achievement within Hawaii's public education system, from pre-kindergarten through grade 20. (SD1)

EDN/HED, FIN

342

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

Authorizes a special purpose revenue bond issuance of up to $5 million to finance the construction and improvement of educational facilities and land acquisition for Hanahauoli School.

EDN, FIN

343

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY.

Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Chaminade University to maintain and improve its educational facilities and to procure planning services.

HED, FIN

344, SD2

RELATING TO PUBLIC SHELTERS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to increase the number of public shelters by retrofitting public buildings with the installation of hurricane protective measures. (SD2)

PSM, FIN

345, SD1

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Provides that any person who sells three or more vehicles within a calendar year shall be considered a dealer subject to the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Act. (SD1)

TRN, CPC

353, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates education finance system linked to student achievement and school complex performance goals; clarifies roles and responsibilities for administration and budgeting of public education system; establishes community collaboration programs; establishes quality school and teacher initiatives, including system of rewards and assistance. (SD1)

EDN, LAB, FIN

354, SD2

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Extends heat pump and ice storage systems tax credits to 2008 and replaces credit percentages and amounts with unspecified percentages and amounts. (SB354 SD2)

EEP, FIN

358, SD1

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Provides that any professional investor that invests in the HSDC shall be considered a taxpayer that has invested in a qualified high technology business pursuant to section 235-110.9(e). (SD1

EDB, FIN

359, SD2

RELATING TO FILM INDUSTRY.

Expands the tax credit for motion picture and film production to include up to 15% of the costs of wages and salaries, capped at $25,000 per employee; includes commercials in motion picture and film production; requires the Hawaii television and film development board to review tax incentives for the purchase, utilization, and sale of television and motion picture production equipment in the State. (SB359 SD2)

TAC/EDB, FIN

360

RELATING TO REUSABLE RESOURCE CENTER.

Establishes a reusable resource center on state property through a public-private partnership, to collect and distribute recyclable materials for teachers and others to use as tools for creative learning in classrooms and the community. Appropriates funds to the department of education.

EDN, FIN

361, SD2

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED PROGRAM.

Establishes a temporary interdepartmental council for the purpose of managing and implementing Weed and Seed programs. Attaches the council to the lieutenant governor's office for administrative purposes. Appropriates $ to the lieutenant governor for Weed and Seed programs and for grant writing services. (SD2)

JUD/PSM, FIN

363

RELATING TO EXPERIMENTAL MODERNIZATION PROJECTS FOR COUNTY BOARDS OF WATER SUPPLY.

Authorizes any county Board of Water Supply serving a population of 500,000 or more persons, to establish an experimental modernization project to determine whether specific changes in its human resource program are desirable.

LAB, FIN

368

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Includes knowingly as a state of mind requirement for the offenses of criminal property damage in the first and second degrees.

JUD

373, SD1

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Clarifies when the mortgagee of record or other purchaser of an apartment is deemed to acquire title and liable to pay the apartment's share of common expenses and assessments, pursuant to a foreclosure of a mortgage for unpaid assessments. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

374, SD1

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.

Defines "de minimis structure position discrepancies", and clarifies that the tolerance used to determine whether or not an encroachment falls within the statute is determined by the use of the affected abutting lot. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

376, SD2

RELATING TO ART.

Permits resident artists to display and sell their work in state offices. Provides for the works of art special fund to be used to purchase books, works of literacy art, and other library resources for the state public library system. (SD2)

TAC, FIN

377, SD1

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified costs at Ko Olina Resort and Marina; undetermined maximum tax credit in any year; undetermined maximum total tax credit. (SB377 SD1)

TAC/EDB, FIN

378, SD1

RELATING TO ACCRETED LANDS.

Defines accreted lands; includes accreted lands in the definition of public lands; requires that accreted lands shall be state lands, although a private property owner may file an accretion claim to regain title to the owner's eroded land that has been restored by accretion. (SD1)

WLH, JUD

381, SD2

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAYMENT OF DAMAGES FOR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS.

Appropriates a blank amount for payments to claimants awarded damages by the Hawaiian home lands trust individual claims review panel. (SB381 SD2)

WLH, FIN

386

RELATING TO UTILIZATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS.

Prohibits the Governor and the Director of Finance from restricting any state agency's ability to expend federal grant moneys if already approved by the granting federal agency.

FIN

390

RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.

Authorizes the additional criteria for expungement of juvenile arrest records of an adult who, as a minor, was counseled and released by police.

JUD

394

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Eliminates the requirement for recording a lien as a condition for an association of apartment owners to recover delinquent maintenance fees from a subsequent purchaser of an apartment, and instead, allows the association to provide a statement of amounts owed prior to the subsequent purchaser's acquisition of title.

CPC, JUD

395, SD1

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HO'ALA SCHOOL.

Authorizes issuance of SPRBs for e ducere, Inc. dba Ho'ala School to finance planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of its educational facilities. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

396, SD1

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Prohibits a student, other than a student who is a resident of the State, from enrolling in an e-charter school.

EDN, FIN

397

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MID-PACIFIC INSTITUTE.

Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Mid-Pacific Institute to finance and refinance the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of its educational facilities.

EDN, FIN

399, SD2

RELATING TO THE COMSTAT PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to: establish COMSTAT, a technology system for more efficient and effective law enforcement as an HPD pilot program, including the acquisition of an electronic fingerprint imaging system; and enable HPD to develop a COMSTAT network statewide. (SD2)

FIN

402, SD2

RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii Medical Education Council to coordinate and govern graduate medical education in the State. (SB402 SD2)

HLT, HED, FIN

420, SD1

RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.

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. (SD1)

FIN

425, SD2

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. (SB425 SD2)

EDB, FIN

426, SD1

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to create a single Internet website comprised of data and information from all government agencies. Requires the information to be easily accessible and manipulated for analysis. (SD1)

EDB, FIN

427, SD1

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Requires agencies to provide electronic copies of government records; allows agencies to charge not more than 25 cents per page for paper copies of records not exceeding 8.5 by 14 inches; allows agencies to provide read only remote access to government records. (SD1)

LMG, JUD, FIN

435

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

455, SD1

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

Provides matching funds for Hawaii's Plantation Village programs through the Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park. (SD1)

FIN

456

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING.

Repeals prohibition against displaying campaign signs more than forty-five days prior to and ten days following an election.

JUD

457, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE WAIPAHU COMMUNITY ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER AND YOUTH DAY CARE CENTER PILOT PROJECT.

Appropriates $       for each FY for the Waipahu Community Adult Day Health Center and Youth Day Care Center. (SD1)

FIN

458, SD2

RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT CODE.

Establishes preference in procurement code for contractors that have complied with all applicable Hawaii laws and are Hawaii domestic corporations. Exempts state construction contracts under $250,000 from procurement code. (SB458 SD1)

FIN

459, SD1

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Limits aggregate contributions by any person or entity to not more than $25,000 in any calendar year; allows expenditures from campaign funds for charitable purposes; repeals requirement that contributions from separate entities be treated as a contribution from a single entity if one entity finances or controls the activities of another contributing entity; prohibits and defines bundling; treats a corporation and any person owning at least a 35% interest in the corporation as a single person for purposes of applying campaign spending laws; prohibits government contractors from contributing to candidates or candidate's committees; requires that qualifying contributions to receive public funds come from individual Hawaii residents; repeals limits on number of fundraisers; allows unlimited contributions through separate segregated funds; punishes intentional falsification of a required report as a Class C felony. (SD1)

JUD

460

RELATING TO DUNE BUGGIES.

Authorizes dune buggy replica vehicles to be licensed for use on public roadways as special interest vehicles; establishes registration standards.

TRN

463, SD2

RELATING TO KAHO`OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE.

Requires that the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission provide the legislature with a master plan, by August 15, 2003, for the Navy's transfer of administrative authority over the island to KIRC. (SD2)

WLH/PSM, FIN

464, SD2

RELATING TO IMPLEMENTATION OF A FIXED RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

Requires the DOT, in conjunction with the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization and the city and county of Honolulu, to develop an action plan to implement a fixed rail transit system or monorail on Oahu. Requires the DOT to begin process of acquiring land for the system. Effective 7/1/2025. (SB464 SD2)

TRN, WLH, FIN

469

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer to include in an employment document as a condition of hiring, any provision interfering with the protected right of an employee to file a charge in an investigation or relinquish any right or protection.

LAB, JUD

473, SD1

RELATING TO HALFWAY HOUSES.

Requires informational meetings as part of the county zoning permit process for group living facilities housing people released from correctional facilities and other institutions. (SD1)

HSH/HLT/PSM, JUD, FIN

474, SD2

RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.

Designates the auditor as authorized representative of the department of education and department of health for purposes of accessing student records. (SB474 SD2)

LMG, JUD

477, SD1

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS COMMISSION ACT.

Authorizes department of Hawaiian home lands to hire independent legal counsel. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

481, SD1

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.

Allows the payment or receipt of indirect commissions from the sale of collision damage waivers for rental vehicles. (SD1)

TRN, CPC

482, SD1

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.

Clarifies how diminution in value of a damaged vehicle is determined under the Motor Vehicle Rental Industry Act. (SD1)

CPC

489

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management audit of the public utilities commission and submit report to legislature and governor before convening of regular session of 2004.

LMG, CPC/EEP, FIN

492

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN STATE FACILITIES.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for energy efficiency programs in state facilities.

EEP, FIN

498, SD2

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires the PUC to maintain a web site that contains commission decisions, and listings of open dockets, upcoming meetings, and pending deadlines. Requires applicants to provide the PUC with application forms in electronic format, but excludes confidential information from this requirement. Provides that the time period within which PUC action is due begins upon the posting of a substantially complete filing on the web site. Appropriates funds from the PUC special fund. Authorizes the hiring of personnel. (SB498 SD2)

EEP/CPC, FIN

505

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE.

Appropriates funds to continue the emergency environmental workforce program.

LAB, EEP, FIN

506

RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL ROYALTIES.

Allocates $250,000 per year from the State's portion of the geothermal royalties to DBEDT to fund hydrogen research and development.

EEP, FIN

516, SD2

RELATING TO KANEOHE BAY PIERS.

Requires the board of land and natural resources, in calculating lease rents for private residential noncommercial piers in Kaneohe Bay, to use a methodology that values sites with piers at an enhanced value of a maximum of    %; makes the change retroactive to the time of the original Act. (SB516 SD2)

WLH, FIN

527

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes counties to permit solar energy facilities in agricultural districts.

WLH/EEP, AGR, CPC

528, SD2

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. (SD2)

WLH, EDN, FIN

534, SD2

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for various agricultural research and outreach programs. (SB534 SD2)

AGR/HED, FIN

538, SD1

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Provides that when public lands required for the purposes of the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) are transferred to ADC, ADC is not subject to the Procurement Code, the chapter on Public Lands, Management and Disposition, and similar laws that would otherwise apply to a state agency with respect to the lands. (SD1)

AGR/WLH, FIN

540, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

Makes a grant-in-aid for fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation for agricultural research and market development. Appropriates funds for pineapple research. (SD1)

AGR, FIN

542, SD1

RELATING TO ORGANIC LABELING.

Prohibits the labeling of agricultural products as "organic" unless the method of production has been so certified. Requires certifying agents to register and be accredited by the USDA. Establishes administrative penalties. (SD1)

AGR, CPC/JUD

548

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Clarifies lawful possession of a rifle or shotgun for hunting or target shooting is limited to instances of lawful hunting or lawful target shooting.

WLH, JUD

549, SD1

RELATING TO THE STATE WATER CODE.

Provides the Board of Agriculture, under the State Water Code, with comparable authority over irrigation water as the county water supply agencies exercise over water for municipal purposes. (SD1)

AGR/WLH, JUD

550, SD1

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

Includes silvicultural products in the definition of agricultural products, and removes the monetary value and weight requirements that trigger the need for a certificate of ownership for the sale or resale of agricultural products. (SD1)

AGR, JUD

552, SD2

RELATING TO LANDOWNERS' LIABILITY.

Creates a new chapter encouraging landowners to allow land and water access to personnel and volunteers of invasive species control or eradication programs by limiting the landowners' liability toward persons entering their property for these control and eradication purposes. (SD2)

WLH/EEP, JUD

553, SD1

RELATING TO CONTROL OR ERADICATION OF PESTS.

Expands the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture with regards to the control or eradication of pests. (SD1)

AGR, FIN

560, SD2

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds to support the small business development center. Requires the center to report to the 2004 regular session of the legislature. (SD2)

EDB, FIN

562

RELATING TO TERMINABLE RENTAL ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE VEHICLE LEASES.

Provides that a motor vehicle or trailer transaction does not constitute a sale or security interest merely because the rental price may be raised or lowered by reference to the amount realized on the sale or disposition of the motor vehicle or trailer.

TRN, CPC

574, SD1

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

Clarifies captive insurance administrator's duties. Establishes insurance examiner positions within the captive insurance branch of DCCA. Appropriates funds. (SB574 SD1)

CPC, FIN

576

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Disallows the University of Hawaii board of regents from making expenditures from the University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund to generate private donations to the University of Hawaii Foundation

HED, FIN

577

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires the proposed adjustments to compensation and benefit packages for excluded civil service employees to be at least equivalent to the adjustments provided within the employer's jurisdiction.

LAB, FIN

579, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-EMERGENCY REPORT SYSTEM, KNOWN AS 3-1-1.

Appropriates funds to Honolulu police department for development costs for a 3-1-1 non-emergency report system. (SD1)

FIN

582

RELATING TO STATE BONDS.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds.

FIN

585, SD1

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

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. (SD1)

HSH/HLT, FIN

610, SD2

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS RESOLUTION UNDER THE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST.

Replaces the individual claims review panel with a court-appointed special master to expedite the settlement of remaining claims. (SD2)

WLH, JUD, FIN

611, SD1

RELATING TO COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL.

Increases the hourly rate of compensation and certain maximum fees for court appointed counsel to correspond with federal rates. (SB611 SD1)

JUD, FIN

614, SD1

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Establishes a health insurance fraud investigations unit within the insurance division. Provides immunity from civil liability for the reporting of insurance fraud, except in the case of malicious reporting or perjury. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

CPC/JUD, FIN

616

RELATING TO HATE CRIMES.

Amends hate crime laws to apply to a defendant who intentionally selects a victim or property of a person because of hostility toward the person's actual or perceived gender identity or expression.

JUD

617

RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES.

Requires the Judicial Council to convene a task force to review criminal charging procedures to recommend legislative amendments.

JUD, FIN

618, SD2

RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION.

Allows nonpayable restitution to be used for crime victim compensation, rather than escheating to the State; allows commission to transfer compensation awards to minors under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act; gives commission authority to expand coverage for mental health services. (SB618 SD2)

JUD, FIN

624, SD1

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT.

Updates the informed consent statute and increases consistency with other informed consent law. (SD1)

HLT, JUD

630, SD1

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF CONVICTED DEFENDANTS.

Authorizes a three year pilot project that allows the judiciary to assume supervision and control over inmates in correctional facilities who qualify for the track IV phase of a drug court program. (SD1

PSM, JUD

632, SD2

RELATING TO TAXATION APPEALS.

Repeals the requirement that assessed taxes must be paid prior to appealing to the tax appeal court. (SD2)

JUD, FIN

634, SD2

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR TWO COUNSELORS TO TREAT WOMEN INCARCERATED FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES ON MAUI.

Appropriates funds for two counselors on Maui to treat women incarcerated on drug-related offenses. (SB634 SD2)

PSM, FIN

635, SD2

RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES.

Establishes a problem solving courts special fund for various treatment programs as directed by the chief justice of the judiciary. Directs $ in fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 from uncontested fines, forfeitures, assessments, and penalties for traffic infractions to the judiciary computer system special fund, and deposits the excess uncontested fines, forfeitures, assessments, and penalties for traffic infractions, grants, donations, and other funding sources into the problem solving courts special fund. (SD2)

JUD, FIN

637

RELATING TO MISSING CHILDREN.

Repeals the Hawaii missing children's clearinghouse trust fund; transfers fund balance to the Friends of the Missing Child Center, a private non-profit.

JUD, FIN

638, SD1

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.

Provides for election of members to the Hawaiian Homes Commission; specifies qualification for eligibility and to vote; specifies length of term of office; provides for filling vacancies with special election. (SD1)

WLH/HSH, JUD, FIN

643, SD2

RELATING TO BIOPROSPECTING.

Establishes a moratorium on bioprospecting and a temporary bioprospecting advisory commission to address issues related to bioprospecting, including equitable benefit sharing. Appropriates funds. (SB643 SD2)

WLH, EDB, FIN

658, SD1

RELATING TO EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES FOR SEX ASSAULT SURVIVORS IN EMERGENCY ROOMS.

Authorizes nonreligious hospitals to provide emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors. (SD1)

HLT, JUD, FIN

661, SD1

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Creates the sexual assault prevention special fund; raises the marriage license fee for deposit into the fund. Directs the department of health to use moneys from the fund for sexual assault prevention programs. (SD1)

HLT, FIN

664, SD2

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. (SB664 SD2)

PSM/HLT, FIN

665, SD1

RELATING TO PREPAID HEALTH CARE PLAN.

Prohibits persons representing a HMO, a mutual benefit society that issues individual and group hospital or medical service plans, or any other health care organization from serving as a member on the prepaid health care advisory council. Provides for the appointment of a chairperson with a limit of two four-year terms. (SD1)

HLT, CPC

666, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the DOE to: provide students with textbooks, workbooks, equipment, apparatus, and other supplies; and provide each principal with $ per teacher to reimburse teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, necessary for students to perform the required school work and master the curriculum. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

667, SD2

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes state board of elected and appointed members; establishes regional administrative units to deliver educational services to all public schools; delineates roles of the state board of education, state superintendent of education, board of directors of regional administrative units, regional superintendents, and principals; creates complex-based management system. (SB667 SD2)

EDN, LAB, FIN

676

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Exempts motor vehicle rental companies that periodically ship 10 or more vehicles between the islands or from the State from the requirements for removing and shipping vehicles.

TRN, JUD, FIN

678, SD1

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Increases the records retention requirement for workers' compensation claims from five to eight years. (SD1)

LAB, CPC

683, SD2

RELATING TO DIABETES EDUCATION.

Requires diabetes education that is provided under a health insurance policy to be provided through a program recognized by the American Diabetes Association or the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or by a certified diabetes educator. (SD2)

HLT, CPC, FIN

684, SD2

RELATING TO PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Amends various definitions within the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to parking for persons with disabilities, to include "vascular" and extreme colitis as qualifying conditions, to include access aisles as part of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, authorizes replacement of stolen placards through the same procedure as replacement of lost or mutilated placards; clarifies that parking privileges for persons with disabilities apply to public spaces; lowers the penalty for failure to display the proper permit or identification card; and provides penalties for illegally parking in an access aisle adjacent to a parking space for a person with a disability. (SD2)

TRN, HLT, FIN

685

RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS PLACED IN POLL BOOKS.

Prohibits printing a voter's social security number in an election poll book.

JUD

686, SD2

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, if the bidder or offeror is a state resident vendor or contractor. Defines "state resident vendor or contractor". Maintains requirement that general excise tax and applicable use tax be paid. Clarifies inclusion of GET and use tax requirement for other purchases. (SD2)

FIN

687, SD1

RELATING TO LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

Implements an Internal Revenue Service approved special pay plan for all eligible employees of the State and county which will not enhance or diminish existing special pay benefits. Allows employees under the age of fifty-five who elect early withdrawal from the special pay plan within sixty days of the effective date of separation from service to be reimbursed by the employer the difference between the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA)and any Medicare tax savings to the employee and any early withdrawal penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. (SD1)

LAB

689

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Provides that golf carts shall not be driven at speeds over 15 mph or on a highway with speed limit of more than 20 mph; may be operated during certain hours, with exceptions, and only by licensed drivers or person sixteen years or older. Requires certain equipment. Applies only to an island with a population of less than 5,000 persons.

TRN, JUD

690, SD1

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires all candidates for the state senate and the state house of representatives to file electronic campaign financing reports. Provides an exception for candidates who lack reasonable access to an Internet-ready computer or the capability to electronically file. Increases criminal penalties for candidates and committees that show a significant pattern of abuse and violation of campaign spending laws. (SD1)

JUD

694, SD1

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. Creates an exception to the two-year statute of limitations period to require commencement for aggrieved employees who are physically or mentally incapacitated to begin upon their return to work. (SD1)

LAB, JUD

695, SD2

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. Exempts government employees. Requires DCCA to report on the fund to the 2004 legislative session. 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. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

HLT, CPC, FIN

711, SD1

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the department of transportation to use federal alternative standards that take into account environmental, scenic, aesthetic, historic, and other impacts when repairing or reconstructing a scenic highway in the state highway system. Limits the liability of the State and public utilities in any accidents on scenic highways. (SB711 SD1)

TRN, JUD, FIN

713

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

719

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Establishes reduced rates for Hawaii enterprises engaged in aquaculture as defined in section 187A-1.

TRN, WLH, FIN

726

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

745, SD2

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Requires DOH to integrate emergency aeromedical services into statewide emergency medical services. Appropriates funds for: aeromedical services for Maui county, emergency medical services at the Waianae Coast Comprehension Health Center, advance life support ambulance services for parts of Maui and Hawaii. Requires matching county funds. (SD2)

HLT, FIN

747, SD1

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires dental plans to reimburse all providers directly, to provide more flexibility when patients choose a dentist; effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

HLT, CPC, FIN

748, SD2

RELATING TO NURSING EDUCATION.

Establishes a nursing education loan program to provide loans for eligible nursing students in an unspecified amount per student per academic year. Provides for loan repayment or partial or complete loan forgiveness for eligible individuals who satisfy the work requirement. Appropriates funds to provide loans to nursing candidates and faculty. (SB748 SD2)

HED, FIN

759, SD1

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION BENEFITS TRUST PLAN.

Excludes the inclusion of the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund administrative costs in its health benefits plan and long-term care benefits plan rates. Sunsets on July 1, 2007. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

761

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

762, SD1

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires the employer contribution cap on monthly contributions for health benefits plans for retirees to be adjusted annually, beginning July 1, 2002. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

764, SD1

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. Creates an exception to the two-year statute of limitations period to require commencement for aggrieved employees who are physically or mentally incapacitated to begin upon their return to work. (SD1)

LAB, JUD

765, SD2

RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE FOR PRINCIPALS AND VICE PRINCIPALS.

Provides any member with ten years of credited service as a public school principal or vice principal earned after the effective date of this Act to retire without penalty after accruing at least twenty-five years of credited service, regardless of age upon retirement. (SD2)

LAB/EDN, FIN

768, SD1

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Reinstates binding arbitration for bargaining units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 13. (SB768 SD1)

LAB, FIN

773

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

Base period

LAB, FIN

779, SD2

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Creates a new class H membership of the employees' retirement system. Allows employees in service on 12/31/04 to elect to covert their class C membership to class H membership. Requires employees hired on or after 1/1/05, to be designated as class H members. Establishes the parameters for unreduced retirement allowances, service retirement allowances, minimum cash balance benefits, ordinary disability retirement allowances, service-connected disability retirement allowances, death benefits, post retirement allowances, retirement allowance options, rollovers, and the determination of members' rights after separation from service for class H members. (SD2)

LAB, FIN

780, SD2

RELATING TO TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY.

Deems appointments for medical treatment resulting from work injuries to be eligible for medical wage loss benefits, thereby making the time spent during the treatments compensable under workers' compensation. (SD1)

LAB, CPC, FIN

783, SD1

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.

Allows emergency medical technicians to retire without penalty upon accruing 25 years of credited service. (SD1)

HLT, LAB, FIN

784, SD1

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the BOE to be composed of 17 voting members elected in a nonpartisan manner by the qualified voters of the respective school board districts, as provided by law; requires each school board district to be composed of 3 representative districts; requires the chief election officer to delineate districts until 2010 reapportionment plan is adopted. (SD1)

EDN, JUD, FIN

787

RELATING TO DISASTER LEAVE.

Allows certain state and county employees who are trained and experienced in disaster relief to provide such services for brief periods without loss of pay and benefits.

LAB, FIN

789, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS.

Extends authority of the Hawaii Public Employees Health Fund to contract for health and life insurance benefits from 7/1/03 to 7/1/04. Enables orderly transition of the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to a single health benefits delivery system for public employees. Provides the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund the needed time, flexibility, and authority to develop health benefits plans and the administrative systems to manage the new program. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

797, SD2

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows retirees and beneficiaries of all bargaining units to elect to be paid either monthly or semimonthly. Allows 9, 10, and 11-month employees, elective officers, and appointees of the governor to specify the effective date of their retirement. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

799, SD1

RELATING TO VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEES' BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATION TRUSTS.

Authorizes and sets forth the requirements for the establishment of a voluntary employees' beneficiary association trust by public employee organizations to provide health benefits for its members, including retirees, who would be exempted from participation in the State Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

802, SD1

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Repeals minimum 5 per page copying fee and establishes 25 per page copying fee cap for government records that do not exceed 8-1/2 x 14. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

807, SD1

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS.

Removes the provision requiring the liquor commission to deny the issuance of a liquor license where 40% of registered voters or owners and licensees file a protest against the issuance of the license; clarifies that current owners have a right to a hearing for a liquor license application; repeals the definition of "a majority of the owners and lessees of record of the real estate and owners of record of shares in a cooperative apartment" within the liquor license application law. (SD1)

JUD

827, SD1

RELATING TO LAND COURT.

Authorizes the deregistration of fee time share interests from Land Court. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

830, SD1

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. (SD1)

LAB, JUD, FIN

831, SD1

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. (SD1)

JUD

832, SD1

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 donate a portion of their tax refund to support the Hawaii state public library system. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

835, SD2

RELATING TO STORED VEHICLES.

Provides for waiver of unpaid vehicle fees and weight taxes for vehicles owned by persons age 70 and over who transfer their vehicles to persons who receive medical assistance or organizations that receive tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. (SD2)

TRN, FIN

837, SD1

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the workforce development task force to review and analyze the State's workforce development programs and to develop a detailed strategic plan for workforce development in the State. Requires the plan to be submitted to the legislature and the governor before the 2004 legislature. Requires the departments to annually report on their respective workforce development programs. (SD1)

EDB, LAB, FIN

840, SD1

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Authorizes OEQC to review a public agency's determination, consult the agency, and make a final determination, when a conflict of interest may exist because the proposing agency and the agency making the determination are one and the same. Requires an environmental assessment for proposed wastewater facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, landfills, oil refineries, and power generating facilities. (SD1)

EEP, FIN

843, SD1

RELATING TO CONSERVATION OF AQUATIC LIFE, WILDLIFE, AND LAND PLANTS.

Allows state and county agencies to enter into habitat conservation plans and safe harbor agreements. Requires legislative approval of certain plans and agreements. (SD1)

WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN

848

RELATING TO THE ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE.

Appropriates funds from the special land and development fund to implement a strategy for the use of alternative energy resources on Kahoolawe.

EEP/WLH, FIN

855, SD1

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Extends indefinitely the period in which a tax credit may be applied for alternate energy systems; changes the amount of the tax credits. Repeals heat pump and ice storage tax credits. Directs the tax review commission to periodically review the tax credits, beginning July 1, 2010. (SD1)

EDB, EEP, FIN

857, SD2

RELATING TO ALIEN INVASIVE SPECIES.

Establishes the Hawaii invasive species council to perform certain functions to eradicate invasive species in Hawaii. (SD2)

EEP/WLH, JUD, FIN

859, SD2

RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE.

Appropriates funds to the Bridge to Hope Program. Expands eligibility to include participants in the Temporary Assistance to Other Needy Families program. (SB859 SD2)

HSH/LAB, HED, FIN

864, SD1

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. (SD1)

HSH, FIN

870, SD2

RELATING TO HOMELESS SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii for programs and services for the homeless. (SB870 SD2)

HSH, FIN

877, SD2

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Requires that the range and quality of programming offered to women in corrections be substantially equivalent to the range and quality of programs offered to males. Requires office of youth services to develop and implement gender-responsive community-based programs for adjudicated females. Appropriates unspecified sums. (SB877 SD2)

PSM/HSH, JUD, FIN

880

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.

Transfers state capitol tour service from the Office of the Governor to the Legislature; appropriates funds.

LMG, FIN

881, SD1

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

Allows public safety officers, sheriffs, and deputy sheriffs to assume protective custody of child abuse victim; requires public safety officers, sheriffs, and deputy sheriffs to report child abuse cases. (SD1)

HSH, PSM, JUD

883, SD2

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Creates three 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. (SB883 SD2)

HSH, FIN

884, SD1

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. (SB884 SD1)

HSH, FIN

889

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Requires premises licensed to sell intoxicating liquor to post warning statements regarding the possible effects of drinking alcohol while pregnant.

HLT, JUD

895, SD1

RELATING TO SICK LEAVE FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires state and county employers who provide sick leave to permit employees to use sick leave to care for designated family members who have a serious health condition. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

913

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.

FIN

918, SD2

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

Requires auto insurers to offer nonprofit employees and volunteers insurance coverage for use of personal vehicles in the course of employment or volunteering. Allows amounts paid for the coverage to be claimed as a tax deduction. (SD2)

HSH/HLT, CPC, FIN

919, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR BIOREMEDIATION RESEARCH.

Appropriates funds 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. (SD1)

HED, FIN

921, SD2

RELATING TO HAWAII WORKSITE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ACT.

Entitles employers to obtain TROs to protect worksite. (SD2)

LAB, JUD

929, SD1

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Creates the after-school programs special fund into which fees from after-school programs administered by the department of education are deposited. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

931, SD2

RELATING TO HAWAII VICTIMS LEAVE ACT.

Entitles domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking victims to paid or unpaid employment leave. (SD2)

LAB, JUD, FIN

936, SD1

RELATING TO HAWAII VICTIMS' UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ACT.

Entitles domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking victims to unemployment benefits. (SD1)

LAB, JUD, FIN

945, SD1

RELATING TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Allocates moneys from Tobacco Settlement Special Fund to Office of Youth Services, DOE, and counties to establish dedicated source of funding for nonschool-hour youth programs. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

HSH/HLT, EDN, FIN

946

RELATING TO CAREGIVER CONSENT.

Allows a caregiver to execute an affidavit of caregiver consent to enroll the minor in school and allow full participation in curricular and co-curricular activities; subjects caregivers to penalties under Part V, Chapter 710, HRS, for making a false statement on an affidavit for caregiver consent.

HSH, JUD

958, SD1

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Allows the dispensing of emergency contraceptives in accordance with approved procedures and protocols developed by a pharmacist and physician. (SD1)

HLT, CPC

959, SD1

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

Requires mandatory physical and medical forensic examinations of children placed in protective custody pursuant to chapter 350, Hawaii Revised Statutes; appropriates funds for forensic exams. (SD1)

HSH/HLT, FIN

961, SD1

RELATING TO GOOD BEGINNINGS ALLIANCE.

Makes appropriation for the Good Beginnings Alliance. (SB961 SD1)

HSH/HLT, FIN

963, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE POISON CENTER.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Health to operate the Poison Center 24 hours a day. (SB963 SD1)

HLT, FIN

964, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR TREATMENT SERVICES FOR CHILD VICTIMS OF INTRAFAMILIAL SEXUAL ABUSE.

Appropriates funds for treatment services for child victims of intrafamilial sexual abuse and their families who are not serviced by child protective services. (SB964 SD1)

HLT/HSH, FIN

966, SD2

RELATING TO RESOURCE MAXIMIZATION.

Establishes an Office of Resource Maximization in the Lieutenant Governor's office to coordinate statewide grant writing and efforts to obtain federal and private foundation grants for all departments and state agencies, to consult with the Governor on preparing the state budget, and to provide ombudsman services to encourage partnerships between state agencies and nonprofit organizations to maximize federal funding; makes appropriation. (SB966 SD2)

FIN

974, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the Preschool Open Doors program. (SB974 SD1)

HSH/HLT, FIN

975

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Establishes limited immunity for the State and counties from tort liability arising out of hazardous recreational activities.

TAC, JUD, FIN

993, SD1

RELATING TO SMOKING.

Prohibits smoking in the state capitol building. Establishes designated smoking areas. (SD1)

LMG, JUD

995, SD2

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a statewide consolidated textbook and instructional materials list for use within each school complex; allows department of education to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements for textbooks to achieve economies of scale; allows parents to purchase textbooks at department price; allows department to assess a textbook and instructional materials fees on students; establishes fees and process for textbook replacements. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

996, SD1

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds for department of public safety's drug treatment programs statewide. (SB996 SD1)

PSM, FIN

1002

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO ALLOW THE STUDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO VOTE.

Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to allow the student member of the board of education to vote, except on issues pertaining to personnel or fiscal matters.

EDN, JUD, FIN

1034, SD1

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Transfers the disposition of some public lands within an agricultural district from the department of land and natural resources to the department of agriculture. (SD1)

AGR/WLH, FIN

1040, SD1

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Provides that Transient Accommodations Tax revenues for the Hawaii Statewide Trail and Access Program be deposited into the Special Land and Development Fund from which expenditures for the trails and access program can be made; removes the ceiling on the amount of funds that may be dedicated to trails and trail access under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. (SD1)

TAC, WLH, FIN

1041, SD1

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Provides limited liability for community health centers that operate a helicopter landing pad for use by Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic helicopters. (SD1)

HLT, JUD

1044

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Provides for publication of executive communications.

JUD, FIN

1049, SD1

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Provides for limited PUC jurisdiction over wireless telecommunications providers. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

1050, SD2

RELATING TO VETERANS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS.

Requires comptroller, on request of a deceased Filipino American veteran's survivor or interested party, to make payment of up to $2,500 directly to a mortuary or crematory for funeral/burial services and to transport the veteran's remains to the Philippines, upon submission of an unpaid invoice to the OVS. Appropriates $        for World War II Filipino veterans. (SD2)

PSM, FIN

1051

RELATING TO PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION.

Regulates electric personal assistive mobility devices under the traffic code.

TRN, JUD

1055, SD1

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Appropriates general funds to the motor vehicle and licensing division of the City and County of Honolulu to develop and operate a motor vehicle insurance database that is interactive with the statewide motor vehicle registration computer file. Requires the system to be operational by 1/1/04. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1057

RELATING TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Authorizes the Governor, rather than the Director of DCCA, to appoint the Insurance Commissioner, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

CPC, LMG, JUD

1058, SD1

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

Authorizes the insurance commissioner to approve the investments of a captive insurance company beyond those permitted under the general investment provisions of the insurance code. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

1065

RELATING TO MANAGED COMPETITION.

Establishes a process for managed competition pursuant to section 6 of Act 230, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, to allow the State and counties to contract with private sector vendors for the provision of government services, or to allow those service to be performed in-house, as appropriate.

LAB, FIN

1066

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PUEA CEMETERY.

Appropriates funds for maintenance and upkeep of Puea Cemetery in Kapalama.

WLH, FIN

1068, SD1

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

Extends the issuance deadline for special purpose revenue bonds for the Honolulu Neighborhood Housing Services. (SD1)

HSH, FIN

1070

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

1072, SD2

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR ISPED CLERK TYPISTS.

Appropriates funds for para-professional positions to support the ISPED system in the department of education. (SB1072 SD2)

EDN, FIN

1075, SD1

RELATING TO CONTESTED CASES.

Provides agencies with discretion to require mandatory mediation as a required step for contested case hearings. (SD1)

JUD

1076, SD1

RELATING TO NATURAL AREA RESERVES SYSTEM.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to designate public hunting as the primary means to control game animals in the natural area reserves system. (SD1)

WLH, FIN

1077, SD1

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR INSURANCE LICENSEES.

Increases the records retention requirement for workers' compensation claims from five to eight years. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1080, SD1

RELATING TO PENALTIES.

Ensures that allowable waivers or reductions of penalties for small businesses will not apply to any laws protecting the environment or cultural resources. (SD1)

WLH/EEP, TAC, JUD

1087, SD1

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Extends the deadline for the Real Estate Commission's last progress report and final report on its review of the condominium property regimes law to 2003 and 2004, respectively. Expands the membership of the advisory committee and requires the committee to meet prior to submitting the recodification draft to the legislature. Appropriates $95,000 for FY2003-2004 to fund the temporary condominium specialist position and for related expenses. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1088, SD2

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Sets long-term care income tax rates, manner of payment, long-term care benefits. (SB1088 SD2)

HLT/HSH, FIN

1107, SD1

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. (SD1)

JUD

1109, SD1

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 promptly seek medical treatment or report the matter to the police. (SD1)

HLT/HSH, JUD

1130

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

1131

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

1132, SD1

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Clarifies that judiciary may contract for professional services for counsel and guardian ad litem, pursuant to chapter 103D, limits compensation to fee schedule. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1134, SD1

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. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1135, SD1

RELATING TO COURT FEES.

Provides that certain district court fees for administrative costs are deposited into the judiciary computer system special fund. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1136, SD1

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE DRIVER'S LICENSE REVOCATION.

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

JUD, FIN

1138, SD1

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. (SD1)

PSM/JUD, FIN

1139, SD1

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Increases the mandatory surcharge for parent education from $35 to $50. Repeals the discretionary $15 donation. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1142

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

1149

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

1151

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

1152, SD1

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 state land use commission and the public advisory body for coastal zone management. (SD1)

WLH, JUD, FIN

1154

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

1155, SD1

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

1156

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

1172, SD2

RELATING TO AIRLINES.

Provides a tax credit for landing fees for airlines that have a domicile based in Hawaii. (SB1172 SD2)

TRN, EDB, FIN

1183

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

Appropriates funds for St. Patrick School to finance or refinance the planning, acquisition, construction or improvement of its educational facilities; special purpose revenue bonds.

EDN, FIN

1200, SD1

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

Allows any two principal officers of a captive or the attorney-in-fact of a reciprocal insurer to sign a letter of financial condition. Clarifies the applicability of article III of the insurance code to captives. Makes other clarifications by replacing certain language with more appropriate terminology. (SD1)

CPC

1201, SD2

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; effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

CPC/JUD

1210

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Requires the Hawaii tourism authority to establish a registry of groups of Hawaii residents traveling to out-of-state destinations to promote and market Hawaii as a tourist destination. Allows the authority to enter into agreements with these groups.

TAC, FIN

1229, SD1

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Requires certain nonprofit corporations in which the majority of board members are appointed by the State, or whose assets are payable to the State upon dissolution, or whose majority of funds are public funds, to comply with the state Sunshine laws (chapter 92) and the Uniform Information Practices Act (chapter 92F). (SD1)

CPC, JUD

1234, SD2

RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Imposes civil third-party liability on persons selling or providing alcoholic beverages or on persons owning or controlling premises on which alcoholic beverages are consumed, for damages caused by intoxication of persons under age 21. Prohibits certain subrogation claims. Prohibits adults from providing liquor for consumption or use by a minor. Exempts sales of alcoholic beverages licensed under chapter 281. (SD2)

JUD

1237, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Defines "teaching out-of-field" as teaching outside their authorized licensing field indicated on an individual's license; and "out-of-field teacher" as an individual who is teaching outside their authorized licensing field indicated on the individual's license. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

1238, SD2

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Recognizes, establishes, and sets forth an adult's and emancipated minor's rights to make enforceable advance mental health care directives. Repeals chapter 327F relating to medical treatment decisions of psychotic disorders. (SB1238 SD2)

HLT, JUD, FIN

1239, SD1

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires biodiesel fuels to be used in state fleets. Establishes a biodiesel fuel revolving fund. Allows for the delivery of biodiesel to state harbors. Reduces harbor fees for alternative fuel vessels. Exempts biodiesel from the state fuel tax law. Bans grease from landfills. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

EEP/TRN, JUD, FIN

1240, SD2

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the department of human services to increase medicaid provider reimbursement payments to more closely approach the actual cost to providers of providing quality health care, and, in calculating reimbursement to providers, to include adjustments for inflation and return on equity to the fullest extent allowed and retain the grandfathered capital component without modification. (SB1240 SD2)

HSH, FIN

1241

RELATING TO CANCER EXAMINATIONS.

Repeals section 321-45, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requiring hospitals to offer a uterine cytologic examination for cancer to every female in-patient twenty years of age of older unless the exam is contraindicated by attending physician or was performed within the previous year.

HLT, FIN

1242

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

1243, SD2

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FOR THE UNINSURED.

Appropriates funds to DOH to pay for primary health services for uninsured Hawaii residents through nonprofit, community-based primary health care. (SD2)

HLT, FIN

1245

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

1248, SD1

RELATING TO SCHOOL/COMMUNITY-BASED MANAGEMENT.

Requires the Superintendent, through Board of Education, to submit a report on how to implement SCBM or an alternative system that will invite parental and teacher participation in the school's planning and decision-making processes. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

1249, SD2

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. (SD2)

EDB, FIN

1251, SD1

RELATING TO A STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.

Assigns the functions of a chief information officer to the office of the comptroller within the department of accounting and general services. (SD1)

EDB, FIN

1253, SD1

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 and to track new economy indicators. (SD1)

EDB, FIN

1255, SD2

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. (SD2)

AGR, FIN

1257

RELATING TO THE IRRIGATION WATER DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Eliminates the irrigation water development special fund.

WLH, AGR, FIN

1258, SD1

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Makes permanent the current composition of the Agribusiness Development Corporation Board. (SB1258 SD1)

AGR, FIN

1260, SD1

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 (DOA), but with notification to DOA prior to transfer, to prepare for bioterrorism acts and other public health emergencies in a timely manner. (SD1)

HLT/PSM, AGR, FIN

1261

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT CARD PAYMENTS.

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

CPC, FIN

1262, SD1

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires that all offerors bidding on state contracts be incorporated or organized under the laws of the State and comply with all applicable state employment laws. Requires a pre-bid conference to be held at least fifteen days prior to submission of bids or proposals pursuant to section 103D-302 or 103D-303 for construction or design-build projects with a total contract value of $100,000 or greater. Establishes a Procurement Institute to improve and enhance the efficiency, integrity and transparency of the State procurement process. Provides that design professional services may only be procured under section 103D-304, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or pursuant to emergency procurement procedures. Requires that an independent selection committee rank the applying professional service providers according to relevant criteria. Requires the awarding procurement official to negotiate award of the contract with the providers in the rank order set by the committee. Requires equal distribution of contract awards where providers hold the same qualifications or ranking. Repeals state taxpayer procurement preference. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1263, SD3

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT.

Allows purchase of goods and services, and awarding of construction contracts, through online electronic procurement system. (SD2)

FIN

1264, SD2

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

Appropriates funds for payment of claims against the State, tax refunds, judgments and settlements, and other miscellaneous payments. (SB1264 SD2)

JUD, FIN

1266, SD1

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. (SD1)

JUD

1270, SD1

RELATING TO ANTITRUST.

Reinserts the word "threefold" into the law authorizing an action for damages by the State for antitrust violations, to correct an inadvertent omission of the term under Act 229, SLH 2002. Deletes the term "compensatory" to establish consistency throughout chapter 480, HRS. (SD1)

CPC/JUD

1274, SD1

RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER.

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

JUD

1275

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

1279, SD2

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Synchronizes timing of receipt of settlement moneys from the Tobacco Master Settlement and the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to 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. (SB1279 SD2)

JUD, FIN

1281, SD1

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. (SD1)

EDB, WLH, FIN

1283

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

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

HSH, FIN

1284, SD1

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Clarifies when the comments received from small business are to be submitted with regards to proposed rules that affect small business. (SD1)

EDB, JUD

1286, SD1

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. (SB1286 SD1)

EDB/HSH, LAB, FIN

1287

RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

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

EDB/TRN, LAB, FIN

1305, SD1

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Transfers the excess balances in eleven special and revolving funds to the state general fund. (SD1)

FIN

1306

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

1307, SD1

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. (SB1307 SD1)

FIN

1309, SD2

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. Requires the effective date of retirement to be on the first day of the month or the last day of the year for elective officers and judges who have attained the seventy-five per cent benefit limitation. (SB1309 SD2)

LAB, FIN

1311, SD1

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. (SB1311 SD1)

FIN

1312, SD1

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT 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 an 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. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

1313

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

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

CPC

1314

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

1315

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

1316

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

1317, SD1

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Conforms provisions in the insurance code and related chapters to producer licensing laws. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1318, SD1

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Updates and clarifies Hawaii's business registration laws to reflect modern business practices and department filing procedures. (SD1)

CPC, JUD, FIN

1319, SD1

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT.

Replaces Uniform Limited Partnership Act with modified version of 2001 Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act. Makes conforming amendments to related statutory provisions. (SD1)

CPC, JUD, FIN

1320, SD1

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. (SD1)

LAB, CPC, FIN

1321

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

1322, SD1

RELATING TO TAXATION OF PREMIUMS.

Eliminates the premium tax on health insurers. (SB1322 SD1)

HLT, CPC, FIN

1323

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

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

HLT, CPC, FIN

1324, SD1

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 (MCCP). Provides an option to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to evaluate a case after initial filing with the MCCP. Permits litigation if dispute not resolved through ADR. Amends the tolling provision of the statute of limitations when claims are filed with an ADR provider, and reduces the processing time from 18 months to 12 months. (SD1)

CPC, JUD

1325

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT.

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

CPC, FIN

1326, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows the DOE to adopt a program for 12 grades which provides opportunities for students to develop competency in a second language. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

1332, SD2

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

Establishes an executive salary commission to review and recommend the salaries of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the department heads of the Executive Branch, executive officers, and the deputy department heads. Provides that recommendations take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year unless rejected by the 3/4 vote of each house of the legislature. (SD2)

LAB, FIN

1333, SD1

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

Authorizes the judicial salary commission to determine salaries for justices, judges, and appointed administrative judiciary officers effective July 1, 2004 subject to a 2/3 legislative override. (SD1)

LAB, JUD, FIN

1347, SD1

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

1351

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 records 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

1352, SD1

RELATING TO HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES.

Extends the statutory authority for the licensing of community-based case management agencies and the certification of community care foster family homes until June 30, 2005; appropriates $65,000 for fiscal year 2003-2004, and $65,000 for fiscal year 2004-2005, for licensing and certification. (SD1)

HSH, JUD, FIN

1353

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

1354, SD2

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 for FY 2002-2003. (SD2)

FIN

1356, SD1

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. Authorizes a patient's next of kin to request and receive copies of the patient's medical records. (SD1)

HLT, JUD

1357, SD1

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS REGISTRATION DISTRICTS.

Streamlines the registration of births and deaths occurring in the State by the Department of Health. (SD1)

HLT, FIN

1358, SD1

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

Appropriates funds for an emergency appropriation ($1,292,439) for compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. (SD1)

FIN

1360, SD1

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. (SD1)

HLT, CPC, JUD

1361, SD2

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. (SD2)

HLT, CPC

1364, SD1

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. (SD1)

HLT, JUD

1373, SD1

RELATING TO STAFFING FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS.

Provides for exempt positions to implement federally funded employment or training programs. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

1374

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

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

LAB, FIN

1381, SD1

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM.

Appropriates $1,000,000 in emergency general funding to the Hawaii State Public Library System to operate the Kapolei Public Library. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

1392

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

1393, SD2

RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT.

Creates a new department of law enforcement to assume the public safety and law enforcement duties of the department of public safety. Redesignates the department of public safety as the department of corrections. Transfers department of education after-hours security contracts and library security functions to the new department of law enforcement. (SD1)

PSM/LAB, JUD, FIN

1394, SD2

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. (SD2)

FIN

1395, SD1

RELATING TO THE AMENDMENT OR REPEAL OF OBSOLETE TAX LAWS.

Amends or repeals obsolete tax laws. (SB1395 SD1)

FIN

1396

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

1397, SD1

RELATING TO SIMPLIFIED TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Authorizes Hawaii to participate in multistate discussions relating to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project. (SD1)

EDB, FIN

1399, SD2

RELATING TO A LONG-TERM CARE TAX CREDIT.

Provides a refundable net income tax credit to encourage the purchase of long-term care insurance. (SB1399 SD2)

HSH/HLT, FIN

1400, SD1

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Streamlines the delinquent tax waiver of penalties and interest and compromise process. (SB1400 SD1)

FIN

1401

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

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

TRN, FIN

1403

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

1404, SD1

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. (SD1)

TRN, JUD, FIN

1405

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

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

TRN, JUD

1406

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

1407

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

1408, SD1

RELATING TO STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

Requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a statewide transportation plan and establishes a transportation committee. (SD1)

TRN, FIN

1410, SD1

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

Appropriates funds for the purpose of satisfying claims against the University of Hawaii. (SB1410 SD1)

HED, JUD, FIN

1411, SD1

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the University of Hawaii Risk Management Special Fund; allows the university to assess risk management fees and to purchase insurance. (SD1)

HED, FIN

1413

RELATING TO KIKALA-KEOKEA.

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

FIN

1415

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

1418, SD2

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. (SD2)

WLH, JUD

1421, SD1

RELATING TO EARNED INCOME DEDUCTION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RENT CALCULATION.

Requires the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii to deduct 25% of a public housing tenant's earned income when establishing the tenant's annual adjusted income for purposes of determining rent. (SD1)

EDB, HSH, FIN

1423, SD2

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. (SD2)

HSH, FIN

1425, SD2

RELATING TO BUSINESS MENTORING OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS.

Appropriates unspecified amount of funds to establish a demonstration program of business mentoring for youth and young adults in career development and workplace and occupational skills. (SD2)

EDB, LAB, FIN

1426, SD1

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Creates a collective bargaining unit for substitute teachers of the DOE, including part-time employees working less than one-half of a full-time equivalent. Allows the members of bargaining unit (14) to strike. (SD1)

LAB, FIN

1427

RELATING TO RELAY SERVICES FOR DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING, AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED PERSONS.

Requires the Disability and Communication Access Board to monitor relay services for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired.

HLT/HSH, CPC, FIN

1432, SD2

RELATING TO DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for the reopening of the Kauai Tropical Fruit disinfestation facility and an incubator community kitchen. (SB1432 SD2)

AGR, FIN

1435

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

1437

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

1438

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

1439

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

1440

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds to pay for raises for bargaining unit 5.

FIN

1441

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

1442

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

1443

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

1444

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

1445

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

1446, SD2

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Appropriates a percentage of the amounts received by the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund into the Hawaii strategic development revolving fund for developing and assisting the development of healthcare and biomedical technology to detect cancer, including cervical cancer, in its early stages. (SD2)

EDB/HLT, FIN

1449, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS.

Requires that notices of meetings by videoconference shall specify that testimony by videoconference format will be available and the arrangements required. Allows meetings to continue if all remote sites can establish teleconferencing in the event videoconference transmission is interrupted. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1461

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Requires that two percent of each county's TAT revenue collections be used for tourism promotions and visitor industry enhancements.

TAC, FIN

1465, SD1

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. (SB1465 SD1)

JUD, FIN

1468, SD1

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL LEASEHOLDS.

Amends definition of "lot", etc. in residential leasehold law by clarifying that the lot is zoned for residential use. (SD1)

WLH, CPC

1477, SD2

RELATING TO MUNICIPAL LEASES.

Allows the counties to lease, for a term not to exceed 99 years, any plant, equipment of any waterworks, waterworks, mains or water distribution system or any related real or personal property; or any wastewater, sewer, or other waste disposal system and any related real and personal property for the collection, treatment, purification, and disposal of sewage. Allows the proceeds of any lease to be invested. Exempts property subject to any lease from state, county, and municipal taxation or fees. (SD2)

WLH, JUD, FIN

1478, SD2

RELATING TO AIRPORT CONCESSIONAIRES.

Requires public contracts for concessions at state airports to contain force majeure terms to absolve parties from liability for failure to perform due to outside forces. Requires State to award taxicab concession for state airports to a single management company. Takes effect 7/1/2025. (SD2)

TRN, FIN

1479, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR VETERANS CEMETERIES.

Appropriates $      and $      in FY 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 for maintenance at veterans cemeteries in the City and County of Honolulu, and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. (SD1)

PSM, FIN

1484

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

1489, SD2

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Appropriates $        for fiscal year 2003-2004 to the legislative reference bureau for the student legislative participation pilot project to encourage students to participate in the legislative process. (SB1489 SD2)

LMG, FIN

1492, SD1

RELATING TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES.

Allows an existing condominium project under chapter 514A to become an assisted living facility subject to state law and regulations, if: (1) a separate entity is formed for the purpose of becoming a licensed assisted living facility, and each unit owner determines whether the owner's unit will be placed in the assisted living facility or the condominium project; and (2) the association contracts with a provider of assisted living services, which shall obtain a license for the assisted living facility in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Health for the licensing of such facilities. Amends definition of "assisted living facility." (SD1)

HLT/HSH, CPC, FIN

1495, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII DROUGHT PLAN.

Appropriates funds for further development and planning of the Hawaii Drought Plan. (SB1495 SD1)

WLH, FIN

1496

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

1505, SD1

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Provides statutory authority for the Hawaii invasive species council to deal with the invasive species problem as authorized by executive order 2002-03. (SD1)

EEP/AGR, FIN

1514, SD1

RELATING TO FORFEITURES.

Amends the forfeiture statutes by adding provisions similar to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 including provisions clarifying the burden of proof in forfeiture proceedings and the "innocent owner" defense, provisions for the release of seized property and establishing government liability for wrongful seizure. Allows removal of cases worth less than $3500 to small claims court. Requires moneys from the criminal forfeiture revolving fund to be used for drug treatment programs. (SD1)

JUD

1517, SD2

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. Creates a $600,000 threshold at which the tax increase applies. (SB1517 SD2)

EEP, EDB, FIN

1519, SD1

RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS.

Increases the percentage of tobacco settlement funds that are received by the department of health and correspondingly decreases the amount appropriated into the emergency and budget reserve fund under section 328L-3. Provides that a percentage of the amounts received by the department of health shall be used to fund operating expenditures of community health centers. (SD1)

HLT, FIN

1533, SD2

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires excise tax exemption on assessments by condominium associations and other homeowner associations to also apply to time share associations. (SB1533 SD2)

CPC, FIN

1549, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Allows private or government accounting experience to be applied towards the public accountancy experience requirement for the purpose of qualifying for a license, but not for a permit to practice. (SD1)

CPC

1553, SD1

RELATING TO MORTGAGE BROKERS AND SOLICITORS.

Exempts from the licensing laws for mortgage brokers and solicitors those developers of time share plans who make purchase money loans to purchasers of time share interests in time share plans. (SD1)

CPC, FIN

1554, SD1

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." (SD1)

WLH, FIN

1555

RELATING TO A LAND EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII AND THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

Authorizes and approves a land exchange between the State and the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America for private lands located in Waikele, Oahu, and public lands located on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island.

WLH, FIN

1560

RELATING TO PROPERTY LEFT IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

Authorizes counties to condemn and demolish abandoned facilities that have been damaged due to a natural disaster; establishes civil penalties for property owners whose property sits in a damaged and dangerous condition and who fail to make reasonable efforts at remediation.

WLH, JUD, FIN

1580

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/HLT, EDN, FIN

1581

RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Creates new offenses of aggravated cruelty to animals, cruelty to animals by cockfighting, possession and manufacturing of cockfighting and related equipment; clarifies cruelty to animals law; provides for nuisance violation for premises upon which cockfighting or dog fighting occurs.

JUD

1582, SD1

RELATING TO CHIROPRACTIC.

Limits workers' compensation reimbursement for chiropractic to treatment of spine. Defines "chiropractic" as palpation and adjustment of articulations and adjacent tissue of human body, limited to spinal column, head, lower and upper extremities, and rib cage. Allows chiropractor to use title of "chiropractic physician". Clarifies that Act does not expand scope of chiropractic practice or increase limitation on chiropractic treatments under motor vehicle insurance law. (SD1)

LAB, CPC/JUD

1584, SD1

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Establishes the Pre-Plus early childhood education program within the department of human services; provides budget authorization for $60,000 for one federally-funded program support position for FY 2003-2004. (SD1)

HSH/HLT, FIN

1589, SD1

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, except for members of condominium associations and planned community associations. Authorizes nonprofit corporations to indemnify officers and directors and to advance funds for reimbursement of expenses. (SD1)

CPC

1593, SD1

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE.

Requires government agencies to develop, implement, and report on environmental justice strategies; creates an interagency working group to assist government agencies in discharging their environmental justice responsibilities; creates an advisory committee of nongovernmental groups to advise the working group; requires environmental research, data collection, and analysis; requires agencies to consider environmental justice principles in determining whether an action will have a significant effect. (SD1)

EEP, JUD, FIN

1594

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Adds a member with substantial experience in traditional Hawaiian water resource management techniques and in traditional riparian usage to the Commission on Water Resource Management.

WLH, JUD

1599, SD2

RELATING TO THE DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT.

Earmarks funds deposited into the state parks special fund for the benefit of the Diamond Head state monument. Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds for the planning and design of a Diamond Head state monument interpretive and visitors center. (SD2)

WLH, FIN

1603, SD1

RELATING TO ELECTION OFFENSES.

Provides civil penalties for violations of rules adopted by the chief election officer. Authorizes the attorney general to prosecute violations of election law upon written request from the chief election officer. (SD1)

JUD

1604, SD1

RELATING TO CITIZENS RIGHT TO VOTE.

Removes existing barriers to voting. Provides ways to encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote. (SD1)

JUD, FIN

1605, SD1

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE WITH THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Requires government agencies to designate a UIPA compliance officer to receive UIPA training. (SD1)

JUD

1606, SD1

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ETHICS.

Establishes conflict-of-interest violations 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. (SD1)

LMG, JUD

1611

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, EDB, FIN

1619, SD2

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an investment tax credit for qualified investments in the motor sports facility to be developed at Kalaeloa, parcel 9. (SD2)

WLH, PSM/TAC, FIN

1621

RELATING TO STANDARD DEDUCTION AMOUNT.

Provides a vehicle for the state standard deduction with a blank amount.

FIN

1626, SD1

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the GET and Use Tax by 1/2%, dedicates $80 million from the GET to lower and higher education; provides a food tax credit of up to $100; and is repealed in ten years. (SB1626 SD1)

EDB, EDN/HED, FIN

1629, SD1

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. (SB1629 SD1)

TAC, CPC, FIN

1630

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

1635

RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.

Prohibits state agencies from using private funds, in whole or in part, to fund a state position or provide financial benefits to the person filling the position; provides exception for salaries paid from competitive grant awards or for temporary employment of not more than 120 days in one calendar year.

LAB, JUD

1636, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS AND RECORDS.

Provides that meetings of any vision team created or authorized to be created by charter, ordinance, or by the request or order of a county executive, to provide a vision in the development of public facilities and improvements requiring the expenditure of specific sums of public funds for these facilities and improvements are subject to chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)

JUD

1638

RELATING TO COSTS OF PROCEEDINGS IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS.

Gives the supreme court or appellate board discretion for awarding proceeding costs and reasonable attorney's fees if appeal is initiated by an employee and the employer loses. Sets standards for this discretion.

LAB, JUD, FIN

1647, SD2

RELATING TO SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED.

Appropriates funds in each of fiscal years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005, to provide individuals who are blind or visually impaired with telephonic access to time-sensitive information. (SD2)

HSH, CPC, FIN

1657, SD1

RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Establishes the parking for persons with disabilities special fund funded by a seventy-cent increase in the state vehicle registration fee. Mandates that fund moneys be used to administer the state disabled parking program and to reimburse the counties for administrative costs of issuing disabled parking permits and operating a volunteer parking enforcement program. Appropriates $600,000 from the fund. (SD1)

TRN, HLT/HSH, FIN

1661, SD2

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. (SD2)

HSH, TRN, FIN

1675

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, JUD, FIN

1676

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

1700, SD1

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Establishes the charter school education agency to be administratively attached to the DOE; provides for an executive director and staff for the office; requires funds for charter schools to be appropriated through EDN 110 -- charter schools. (SD1)

EDN, FIN

     

 

 

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

H.C.R. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

55

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ASSIST IN THE ACCOMMODATION OF A PLASMA-ARC TORCH FACILITY IN THE STATE.

EDB/EEP, FIN

56

REQUESTING HAWAII SENATORS DANIEL K. INOUYE AND DANIEL K. AKAKA TO SUPPORT THE FLOOR VOTE AND NOMINATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEE MIGUEL ESTRADA.

JUD

57

ENDORSING THE SMALL BUSINESS BILL OF RIGHTS.

EDB, FIN

58

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE REGULATION OF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION MANAGERS.

CPC

59

URGING THE STATE TO PURSUE LITIGATION AGAINST CHEVRONTEXACO FOR NONPAYMENT OF TAXES.

EEP/JUD

60

EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

HED

61

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO FAST-TRACK THE CLEAN UP AND DEVELOPMENT OF LANDS AT KALAELOA TO EXPEDITE THE ISSUANCE OF LEASES TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.

HSH/WLH, FIN

62

REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ON THE STATE OF HAWAII, AND REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS CALLING FOR FURTHER REVIEW OF THE MIGRATION ISSUE AND FOR INCREASED AID FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE COMPACT, AND ANY NEWLY RENEGOTIATED COMPACT, ON THE STATE OF HAWAII.

INT

63

REQUESTING THE OAHU METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION TO INCLUDE THE WAIANAE SECOND ACCESS ROAD PROJECT IN THE TOP 2025 AND TO IDENTIFY IMMEDIATE SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT.

TRN

64

REQUESTING HAWAII'S HOTELS TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR EMAIL AND INTERNET ACCESS FOR THEIR GUESTS.

TAC

65

STRONGLY URGING THE GLAXOSMITHKLINE CORPORATION TO IMMEDIATELY RESUME PRESCRIPTION DRUG DELIVERIES TO CANADIAN-BASED MAIL-ORDER PHARMACIES.

INT, HLT

66

REQUESTING FURTHER INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO THE DESIGNATION OF LANDS ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII AS CRITICAL HABITAT.

WLH, JUD

     

 

 

 

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

H.R. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

58

REQUESTING HAWAII SENATORS DANIEL K. INOUYE AND DANIEL K. AKAKA TO SUPPORT THE FLOOR VOTE AND NOMINATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEE MIGUEL ESTRADA.

JUD

59

IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO RATIFY THE CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN.

INT

60

ENDORSING THE SMALL BUSINESS BILL OF RIGHTS.

EDB, FIN

61

URGING THE STATE TO PURSUE LITIGATION AGAINST CHEVRONTEXACO FOR NONPAYMENT OF TAXES.

EEP/JUD

64

REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ON THE STATE OF HAWAII, AND REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS CALLING FOR FURTHER REVIEW OF THE MIGRATION ISSUE AND FOR INCREASED AID FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE COMPACT, AND ANY NEWLY RENEGOTIATED COMPACT, ON THE STATE OF HAWAII.

INT

65

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PLAN FOR THE CREATION OF AN EQUESTRIAN TRAINING FACILITY ON THE LEEWARD COAST.

EDB, WLH

66

STRONGLY URGING THE GLAXOSMITHKLINE CORPORATION TO IMMEDIATELY RESUME PRESCRIPTION DRUG DELIVERIES TO CANADIAN-BASED MAIL-ORDER PHARMACIES.

INT, HLT

67

REQUESTING FURTHER INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO THE DESIGNATION OF LANDS ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII AS CRITICAL HABITAT.

WLH, JUD

     

 

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

S.C.R. NO.

 

REFERRAL

     

13, SD1

REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATEWIDE INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR COORDINATION AND EXPANSION OF SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH HEALTHY START TO YOUNG CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

H.C.R. NO.

 

RE-REFERRAL

     

31

REQUESTING STRONG SUPPORT BY CONGRESS FOR TITLE IX, THE PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION ACT.

EDN/HED

 

 

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

 
   

Committee

H.R. NO.

 

RE-REFERRAL

     

36

REQUESTING STRONG SUPPORT BY CONGRESS FOR TITLE IX, THE PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION ACT.

EDN/HED