OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-NINTH STATE LEGISLATURE

 

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

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NO. 26

25TH LEGISLATIVE DAY-MARCH 7, 2017

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Committee Abbreviations:

 


AGR -† Agriculture

CPC -†† Consumer Protection & Commerce

EDB -† Economic Development & Business

EDN -† Education

EEP -†† Energy & Environmental Protection

FIN -††† Finance

HED -† Higher Education

HLT -†† Health

HSG -† Housing

HUS -† Human Services

IAC -†† Intrastate Commerce

JUD -†† Judiciary

LAB -† Labor & Public Employment

LMG -† Legislative Management

OMH - Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs

PBS -†† Public Safety

TOU -† Tourism

TRN -† Transportation

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

WAL - Water & Land


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Committee

 

 

REFERRAL

 

SB49, SD1

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to collaborate with the Workforce Development Council on workforce development initiatives.† (SD1)

 

EDN, LAB

SB147

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 325-15, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Repeals Section 325-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which requires United States citizens or nationals to submit a medical examination report to the Department of Health within sixty days of returning to the State under certain conditions.

 

HLT, FIN

SB149

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Repeals the requirement that all applicants for procurement contracts for health and human services possess all licenses necessary to conduct the subject business.† Repeals the requirement that all contracts include only costs, fees, and taxes reflected on the face of the proposal.

 

LAB/HUS, FIN

SB202

RELATING TO SERVICE AREA BOARDS.

Amends statutory provisions relating to quorum and voting requirements for service area boards on mental health and substance abuse.† Designates service area boards on mental health and substance abuse within the department of health for administrative purposes.

 

HLT, JUD

SB203

RELATING TO STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.

Amends the membership of the State Council on Mental Health, defines quorum for the Council, and specifies number of votes required to constitute valid acts of the Council.† Designates the State Council on Mental Health within the department of health for administrative purposes.

 

HLT, JUD

SB327, SD1

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Authorizes the electronic transmission of databases containing driver's license and civil identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system.† Requires the Office of Elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center and share information with counties to encourage voter participation and ensure integrity of voter registration rolls.† Appropriates funds.† Takes effect on 01/07/2059.† (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB333, SD1

RELATING TO NOTARY PUBLIC FEES.

Increases notary public fees.† Takes effect on 01/01/2018.† (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB367

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Increases the fines for violations associated with a person operating a vehicle after the person's license and privilege has been suspended or revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

 

TRN, FIN

SB369, SD1

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Prohibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, and condominium owners from retaliating or discriminating against a condominium owner, board member, or association employee who files a complaint; acts in furtherance of a complaint, report, or investigation of an alleged violation of the State's condominium laws or a condominium's governing documents; or exercises or attempts to exercise any right as a condominium owner.† Effective 07/01/2050.† (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB373

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that acute care hospitals are covered under the clean claims statute, section 431:13-108, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HLT, CPC

SB393

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that the removal or replacement of a director elected by a class of unit owners shall be by a majority of only the members of that class.† Specifies that for an election in a mixed-use condominium project where directors are elected by different classes of owners, an association may cast a vote or votes allocated to any nonresidential unit owned by the association where those eligible to vote in the election are limited to owners of one or more nonresidential units, including the nonresidential unit owned by the association.

 

CPC, JUD

SB399, SD1

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Ties the authorized benefit for acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance to the workers' compensation supplemental medical fee schedule.† Effective 07/01/2050.† (SD1)

 

CPC/HLT, FIN

SB417

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Provides that informal adjustment shall be prioritized over formal action for a child under family court jurisdiction solely as a result of truancy.

 

JUD, FIN

SB422, SD1

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Adds as prerequisites to awarding grandparents visitation that the court also find that awarding custody to a grandparent is in the best interest of the child and that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child.† Clarifies procedures for an order awarding reasonable visitation rights to grandparents and that a violation of the terms and conditions of such an order is subject to sanctions or contempt of court.† Takes effect on 1/7/2059.† (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB438

RELATING TO THE FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.

Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to publish on its website the names of all noncandidate committees that fail to file a report or to correct a report within the time allowed by the Commission.

 

JUD

SB440, SD1

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

Increases the amounts of fines that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures for campaign spending violations.† Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to recover its costs from violators.† Directs moneys collected for costs to be deposited in the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund.† (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB443

RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.

Deletes the requirement in section 11-322(a), HRS, of reporting contributions of more than $100 in the organizational reports of candidate committees.

 

JUD

SB444

RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS OF NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES.

Deletes the requirement in Section 11-323(a), HRS, of reporting contributions in the organizational reports of noncandidate committees and noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures.

 

JUD

SB609

RELATING TO ATTESTATION ENGAGEMENTS.

Requires that peer reviews performed on public accounting firms are performed in accordance with the entirety of the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

IAC, CPC

SB611, SD1

RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.

Repeals the June 30, 2017, sunset date of Act 83, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which prohibits counties from requiring installation or retrofitting of automatic fire sprinklers in (1) new or existing detached one- or two-family dwelling units used only for residential purposes; and (2) non-residential agricultural and aquacultural structures located outside an urban area.† Takes effect 5/22/2050.† (SD1)

 

HSG, CPC

SB618

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to establish a process whereby the public may petition the board to add items to the agenda of the next meeting.

 

EDN, JUD

SB629, SD1

RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.

Provides the Land Use Commission with the power to amend, revise, or modify a decision and order granting a district boundary amendment, or fine a petitioner, when there has been a finding by the Land Use Commission that a petitioner or its successors or assigns have not adhered to the conditions imposed by the commission, regardless of whether there has been substantial commencement of use of the land.† Defines "substantial commencement".† Effective March 15, 2094.† (SD1)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB712

RELATING TO THE VARIANCE REPORT.

Requires the variance report to include:† (1) means of financing data; and (2) summaries by department of cost element breakdowns of expenditures and comparisons of the position ceiling to number of positions filled.† Effecive 7/1/18.

 

FIN

SB872, SD1

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Allows the State Ethics Commission to employ or retain its own attorneys.† Takes effect on 1/7/2059.† (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB901

RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

To eliminate the requirement for the Governor to appoint certain representative members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee.

 

EDB, JUD

SB914, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (2) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB915, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (3) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB916, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (4) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB917, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (5) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB918, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (6) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB919, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs 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 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB920, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB921, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (9) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB922, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (10) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB923, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB924, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (1) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB925, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (13) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB926, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

To provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items and other public employment costs for Unit (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2017-2019.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB944, SD1

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS RELATED TO THE TRANSITION OF MAUI REGION HOSPITALS.

Makes an appropriation to the department of budget and finance for collective bargaining cost items related to the transition of the operation of Maui regional hospitals to Maui Health Systems, a Kaiser Hospital.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB949, SD1

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Clarifies the money transmitters law, including updating requirements for money transmitter license and change in control applications, criminal background checks, security devices, permissible investments, records, and voluntary surrender of license.† Updates various definitions.† Takes effect 09/01/2017; annual licensee report requirements effective 11/01/2017, for licenses as of 7/1/2017.† (SD1)

 

IAC/CPC, FIN

SB961

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.

Amends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to reduce the number of commissioners that are residents of the city and county of Honolulu and adds a commissioner from the island of Lanai.

 

OMH, JUD

SB966, SD1

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Exempts lands that are set aside by the governor to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of "public lands" in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.† (SD1)

 

WAL/HSG, FIN

SB969

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for Department of Human Resources Development to pay claims as required under the Hawaii Workers' Compensation Law, chapter 386, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

LAB, FIN

SB975, SD1

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Establishes that the sale or purchase of a removable windshield placard, a temporary removable windshield placard, or special license plates is a misdemeanor.† Clarifies the authority of law enforcement officers or commissioned volunteer enforcement officers to confiscate valid and invalid removable windshield placards, temporary removable windshield placards, or invalid special license plates for fraudulent manufacture or alteration; unauthorized use or display; and sale or purchase.† (SD1)

 

HLT/HUS, JUD

SB981, SD1

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to send written notice of a hearing under the Hawaii occupational safety and health law electronically.† Requires the party seeking judicial review to bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case the Board shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript.† (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB984

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION PHYSICIAN.

Amends the definition of "physician" in workers' compensation law to include advanced practice registered nurses.

 

LAB/HLT, CPC

SB990, SD1

RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.

Increases the reimbursement rate for the development of forest stewardship management plans.† Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the Forest Stewardship Program.† (SD1)

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

SB1099, SD1

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Establishes a mark licensing agreement program within the department of education and authorizes the department to register trademarks and service marks for department programs and individual department schools and enter into licensing agreements for their use.† (SD1)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB1156

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.

Removes the sunset date of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, thereby making permanent the requirements for a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the State to provide open movie captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced and offered with open movie captioning and audio descriptions upon request for all motion pictures for which such accommodations are available and provide public notice if such accommodations are not available for certain movies.

 

EDB, FIN

SB1255

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Honokaa Land Company, LLC, with acquiring, developing, and renovating agricultural facilities and structures.

 

AGR, FIN

SB1271

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING IN STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow individuals who are seventeen years of age but will be eighteen years of age on or before the next state or local general election to vote at the state or local primary election immediately preceding the state or local general election by which the citizen will attain the age of eighteen.

 

JUD, FIN

HR36

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO ISSUE A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP IN HONOR OF ALFRED APAKA.

 

VMI, FIN

HR37

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES AND THE COUNTY OF HAWAII TO DETERMINE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE KING KAMEHAMEHA THE GREAT STATUE IN NORTH KOHALA.

 

VMI, FIN

HR38

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT STATEWIDE PUBLIC OUTREACH REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NONCOMMERCIAL MARINE FISHING REGISTRY, PERMIT, OR LICENSE SYSTEM IN HAWAII.

 

OMH/WAL, FIN

HR39

REQUESTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY RELATING TO INSURANCE POLICIES AND PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED WITHIN LAVA ZONES ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HR40

REQUESTING THE BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND GUARDS TO REVIEW THE CURRENT LAWS, REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGISTRATION OF SECURITY GUARDS.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HR41

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES AND DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION TO TRANSFORM THE BLACKTOP PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF IOLANI PALACE INTO A PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY ZONE.

 

WAL/OMH, FIN

HR42

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO EXAMINE WWOOFING IN HAWAII, REVIEW RELEVANT HAWAII LABOR LAWS, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO PROTECT THESE WORKERS.

 

AGR/LAB, JUD

HR43

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A REPORT ON TITLED, FORMULA DRIVEN, AND DISCRETIONARY FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WHICH THE STATE IS ELIGIBLE.

 

EDN, FIN

HR44

REQUESTING AN INCREASED PRESENCE BY THE HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE CHINATOWN AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU AREAS.

 

JUD, FIN

HCR70

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO ISSUE A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP IN HONOR OF ALFRED APAKA.

 

VMI, FIN

HCR71

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES AND THE COUNTY OF HAWAII TO DETERMINE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE KING KAMEHAMEHA THE GREAT STATUE IN NORTH KOHALA.

 

VMI, FIN

HCR72

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY APPLYING FOR A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

 

JUD, FIN

HCR73

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT STATEWIDE PUBLIC OUTREACH REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NONCOMMERCIAL MARINE FISHING REGISTRY, PERMIT, OR LICENSE SYSTEM IN HAWAII.

 

OMH/WAL, FIN

HCR74

REQUESTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY RELATING TO INSURANCE POLICIES AND PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED WITHIN LAVA ZONES ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HCR75

REQUESTING THE BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND GUARDS TO REVIEW THE CURRENT LAWS, REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGISTRATION OF SECURITY GUARDS.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HCR76

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO EXAMINE WWOOFING IN HAWAII, REVIEW RELEVANT HAWAII LABOR LAWS, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO PROTECT THESE WORKERS.

 

AGR/LAB, JUD

HCR77

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A REPORT ON TITLED, FORMULA DRIVEN, AND DISCRETIONARY FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WHICH THE STATE IS ELIGIBLE.

 

EDN, FIN

HCR78

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING PIER, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.

 

OMH/WAL, FIN

HCR79

REQUESTING AN INCREASED PRESENCE BY THE HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE CHINATOWN AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU AREAS.

 

JUD, FIN

HCR80

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ROYAL MAUSOLEUM AT MAUNA ĎALA TO ONE OR MORE APPROPRIATE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

 

WAL/OMH, FIN