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HB2569 HD2 SD1 CD1     
Measure Title: RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.
Report Title: Civil Unions; Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationship; Solemnization; Names
Description: Amends various statutory provisions related to civil unions for clarity and conformity. Provides uninterrupted rights for couples holding property in tenancy by the entirety who enter into a new legal relationship simultaneously with or within ninety days after the termination of an earlier legal relationship; provided that no liens were perfected and attached on the property in the interim. Provides for non-liability of religious organizations and religious facilities under certain circumstances. Ensures that rights held by certain reciprocal beneficiaries carryover to a civil union; provided that the reciprocal beneficiaries terminated their relationship simultaneously with or within ninety days after the termination of the reciprocal beneficiary relationship. Extends rights created by the solemnization of a civil union that were not included within a reciprocal beneficiary relationship to be recognized as of the date the civil union was solemnized. Amends various statutory provisions relating to solemnizations. Authorizes name change on the certificate of civil union. Confirms the family court has jurisdiction over the divorce, annulment, and separation of a union that is recognized as a civil union in this State. Allows reciprocal beneficiaries who enter into a legal union in another jurisdiction that is not marriage have their legal union recognized as a civil union; effective upon approval. Exempts religious organizations from liability under certain circumstances when refusing to make a religious facility available for solemnization of a civil union. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012. (HB2569 CD1)
Companion:  SB2831
Package: Gov
Current Referral: JDL/HTH
Introducer(s): SAY (Introduced by request of another party)

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1/23/2012HPending introduction.
1/25/2012HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/25/2012HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 7
1/27/2012HBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Tuesday, 01-31-12 2:00PM in House conference room 325.
1/31/2012HThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-07-12.
2/3/2012HBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-07-12 2:00PM in conference room 325.
2/7/2012HThe committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Keith-Agaran, Rhoads, Brower, Carroll, Herkes, Ito, Luke, McKelvey, Souki, Tsuji, Fontaine, Marumoto, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Cabanilla, Coffman.
2/16/2012HReported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 514-12) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/16/2012HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and M. Lee, Souki excused (2).
2/21/2012HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-23-12 6:00PM in House conference room 308.
2/21/2012HBroadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
2/23/2012HThe committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
2/27/2012HBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 02-29-12 4:30PM in conference room 308.
2/28/2012HBroadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
3/1/2012HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Oshiro, M. Lee, Choy, Cullen, Giugni, Har, Hashem, Ichiyama, Jordan, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Tokioka, Yamashita, Marumoto, Riviere; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Ward; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
3/2/2012HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 957-12) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/2/2012HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-06-12.
3/6/2012HPassed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.
3/8/2012SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 246).
3/8/2012SPassed First Reading.
3/8/2012SReferred to JDL/HTH.
3/15/2012SThe committee(s) on JDL/HTH has scheduled a public hearing on 03-20-12 10:00AM in conference room 016.
3/20/2012SThe committee(s) on JDL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDL were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Hee, Shimabukuro, Ihara; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 2 No(es): Senator(s) Gabbard, Slom; and 0 Excused: none.
3/20/2012SThe committee(s) on HTH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HTH were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Shimabukuro; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Green, Nishihara ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Slom; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Wakai.
4/5/2012SReported from JDL/HTH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3193) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
4/5/2012SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1).
4/5/2012S48 Hrs. Notice 04-10-12.
4/10/2012SPassed Third Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 20; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, English, Espero, Kahele, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Solomon, Wakai . Noes, 5 (Senator(s) Gabbard, Kidani, Kouchi, Ryan, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
4/10/2012HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 637) in amended form (SD 1).
4/12/2012HHouse disagrees with Senate amendment (s).
4/13/2012SReceived notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 547).
4/16/2012HHouse conferees appointed: Keith-Agaran, Oshiro Co-Chairs; Har, Ito, Thielen.
4/17/2012SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 612).
4/17/2012SSenate Conferees appointed: Hee, Chair; Green, Co-Chair(s); Ihara.
4/17/2012HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 759).
4/17/2012HHouse conferee(s) replaced: Representative(s) Fontaine replaced Representative(s) Thielen as conferee(s).
4/18/2012SReceived notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 621).
4/18/2012HHouse conferee(s) replaced: Representative(s) Thielen replaced Representative(s) Fontaine as conferee(s).
4/19/2012SReceived notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 629).
4/19/2012HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-20-12 2:30PM in conference room 325.
4/20/2012HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-27-12 2:31PM in conference room 325.
4/20/2012HThis measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 04-27-12 2:31PM in conference room 325.
4/20/2012HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-24-12 2:31PM in conference room 325.
4/24/2012HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-27-12 2:35PM in conference room 325.
4/27/2012HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-27-12 at 5:30pm in Conference Room 325.
4/27/2012HThe Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Keith-Agaran, Oshiro, Har, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ito.
4/27/2012SThe Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Hee, Green, Ihara; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/27/2012HReported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 120-12) as amended in (CD 1).
4/27/2012HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 05-01-12.
4/27/2012SReported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 120-12).
4/27/2012S48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 05-01-12.
5/1/2012SPassed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 22 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Shimabukuro . 3 No(es): Senator(s) Gabbard, Kim, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
5/1/2012HPassed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Awana, Ching, Cullen, Fontaine, Mizuno, Pine, Souki, Tsuji, Yamane voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
5/1/2012HReceived notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 831).
5/2/2012SReceived notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 720).
5/7/2012HTransmitted to Governor.
7/10/2012HAct 267, on 7/6/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1370).
7/10/2012SAct 267, 7/6/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1370).

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JDL/HTH 016 3/20/2012 10:00 AM View
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