Hawaii State Legislature
Measures by Introducer
Measures with San Buenaventura as the First Primary Introducer
   34 records returned.
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HB87 SD2 CD1
Process Server; Service of Process; Criminal Trespass
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Shields process servers from prosecution under criminal trespass statutes when performing their duties. Extends for five years Act 116, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, relating to persons authorized to serve civil legal process. (HB87 CD1)
(S) 6/10/2015- Act 101, 06/09/2015 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). SAN BUENAVENTURA PSM, JDL
HB88
County Fuel Tax; Hawaii County
RELATING TO FUEL TAX REVENUES.
Permit's Hawaii County to expend its share of fuel tax revenues for maintenance of private subdivision roads. Specifies that public entities are not required to install infrastructure on these roads upon a private sale.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to TRN, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA TRN, CPC, FIN
HB370
HPIA; Policy Renewals; Continued Coverage
RELATING TO HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
Requires member insurers of HPIA to renew policies that were in effect as of 1/1/2014. Provides for continued coverage under an existing HPIA policy upon a transfer in ownership of the property.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OSHIRO, Evans, Ichiyama, Lowen, McKelvey, Tsuji CPC, FIN  SB1193
HB371
Foreclosures; Asset
RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.
Prohibits a mortgage creditor from executing on any asset of the debtor beyond the asset that is secured by the mortgage.
(H) 2/18/2015- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OSHIRO, Keohokalole, Luke CPC, JUD  SB1192
HB372
Marijuana; Civil Penalties for Possession of One Ounce or Less
RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
Establishes a civil violation for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana that is subject to the following fines:  $100 for the first violation; $250 for the second violation; and $500 for the third or subsequent violation.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, Mizuno, Onishi JUD, FIN
HB373
Transient Accommodations Tax
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Amends amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated to the counties from a specified sum to an unspecified percentage of the revenues collected.
(H) 2/18/2015- The committee(s) on TOU recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, SOUKI, Ichiyama, Lowen, Nakashima, Tsuji TOU, FIN
HB374
Transportation; Harbors; Kapoho Bay; Feasibility Study ($)
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Requires DOT to contract for a study on the feasibility of establishing a harbor or port at Kapoho bay.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Keohokalole TRN, FIN
HB375 HD1
Attachment or Execution of Property; Exemptions
RELATING TO PROPERTY.
Amends the threshold amount for the exemption of real property from attachment or execution and exempts a debtor who is not delinquent in income taxes, real property taxes, or mortgages. Bases the personal property exemption from attachment and execution on fair market value. Exempts child support, EITC refunds, and child support tax credit. (HB375 HD1)
(H) 2/20/2015- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Ito excused (1). SAN BUENAVENTURA, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, OSHIRO, LoPresti, McKelvey, Nakashima, Tsuji CPC, JUD  SB993
HB376 HD2
Chief Election Officer; Elections Commission; Evaluation
RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.
Specifies that the Chief Election Officer is an at-will employee. Requires Elections Commission to provide notice and reason for removal of a Chief Election Officer. Requires a performance evaluation of the Chief Election Officer after a general election. Requires a public hearing on the Chief Election Officer's performance for purposes of considering reappointment. (HB376 HD2)
(S) 3/12/2015- Referred to JDL. SAN BUENAVENTURA, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, Creagan, Evans, Ichiyama, Keohokalole, Nakashima, Tsuji JDL
HB377
Mobile Health Unit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates a grant to the Bay Clinic, Inc., for a mobile health unit to service the Puna district due to the threat of inaccessibility from the lava flow.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Keohokalole, LoPresti HLT, FIN  SB576
HB378
After School Bus Program; Island of Hawaii; Appropriation
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Restores funding for the after school bus program on the island of Hawaii that was excluded from the 2015-2017 executive biennium budget. Appropriates moneys.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI EDN, FIN  SB535
HB380
HPIA; Mandatory Issuance of Policies; Removal of Moratorium
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
Requires member insurers of HPIA to offer a minimum number of policies proportionate to their market share on properties that are situated in the areas designated for coverage by the insurance commissioner and that have been previously and continuously insured since 06/01/2014. Prohibits HPIA from issuing or continuing a moratorium on issuing policies on those same properties.
(H) 2/18/2015- The committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) McKelvey, Woodson, Belatti, Brower, Creagan, Hashem, C. Lee, Nakashima, San Buenaventura, Takayama, Yamane, Fukumoto Chang, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Har, Oshiro; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kawakami. SAN BUENAVENTURA, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TSUJI, Creagan CPC  SB994
HB381
Homeowners' Associations; Planned Community Associations
RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.
Expands the law on planned community associations to apply to homeowners' associations.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to CPC, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Evans, Keohokalole, LoPresti CPC
HB382
Employees' Retirement System; Division of Pension
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Requires the Employees' Retirement System to divide pensions between a retired employee and non-employee former spouse or civil union partner, upon application and pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order.
(H) 2/18/2015- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, Evans, Keohokalole, LoPresti, Nakashima, Tsuji FIN  SB472
HB383
Emergency Medical Services; Advanced Life Support Ambulance ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Makes an appropriation for one advanced life support ambulance to be based in Puna on the island of Hawaii and to be used from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and to include a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs.
(H) 1/26/2015- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 1 SAN BUENAVENTURA HLT, FIN
HB833
Transient Accommodations Tax; Counties; Revenues
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Makes permanent the current amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated for distribution to the counties.
(H) 2/18/2015- The committee(s) on TOU recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ING, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, Tsuji TOU, FIN
HB834
Check Cashing; Deferred Deposits
RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Requires the written agreement for the deferred deposit of checks to also state that all cumulative fees charged for deferred deposit transactions shall not exceed an annual percentage rate of 39%.
(H) 2/11/2015- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, ING, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, WOODSON CPC, FIN
HB1106
CIP; 4th Representative District ($)
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates moneys for capital improvement projects in the 4th representative district.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA FIN
HB1107 HD1
Bookmobile; Big Island; Educational Materials; Hawaii State Public Library System; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds for the establishment and maintenance of a bookmobile that shall serve the rural areas of the island of Hawaii. (HB1107 HD1)
(S) 3/10/2015- Referred to EDU, WAM. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY EDU, WAM  SB1196
HB1134
Judiciary; Third Circuit; Ho‘okele; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates moneys for equipment, supplies, and salaries for Ho‘okele legal self-help service centers in Hilo and Kona.
(H) 2/17/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Oshiro excused (1). SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, LoPresti JUD, FIN  SB1309
HB1155
Albizia Trees; Conservation and Resources Enforcement Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ALBIZIA TREES.
Makes an appropriation from the conservation and resources enforcement special fund to DLNR for the removal of albizia trees on public and private land.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA, C. LEE, SAY, YAMANE WAL, FIN
HB1204
Procurement; Sustainable Procurements Manager; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Appropriates funds for a new position within the state procurement office tasked with facilitating the development and implementation of procurement processes for public agencies and private organizations for the purpose of food sustainability in Hawaii.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to AGR, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA AGR, FIN  SB1258
HB1205
Hawaii-grown Food Procurement Task Force; Procurement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Establishes and appropriates funds for the Hawaii-grown food procurement task force for the purpose of creating recommendations for increasing procurement of food grown in Hawaii by State departments and agencies.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to AGR, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA AGR, FIN  SB542
HB1206
University of Hawaii Sustainability Office; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the University of Hawaii sustainability office. Appropriates funds.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA, C. LEE, LOWEN, THIELEN HED, FIN  SB707
HB1314 HD1
Emergency Home Relocation Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Establishes the emergency home relocation special fund to assist persons dispossessed of their homes as a result of a natural disaster. Appropriates moneys. (HB1314 HD1)
(S) 3/24/2015- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Hashem HSH/PSM, WAM
HB1320
Emergency Management; Tree Maintenance
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Authorizes entry into private property to mitigate hazards posed by trees to utility and communications lines and roadways. Assesses a fine of $150 per day against a landowner whose property must be entered for this purpose.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, KEOHOKALOLE, TAKAYAMA, Lowen, Nakashima WAL, FIN
HB1369
CIP; County of Hawaii; Road Repair and Maintenance; GO Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes general obligation bonds and appropriates funds to the county of Hawaii for the repair and maintenance of feeder roads and alternate routes for highway 130 and any portion of highway 130 under the jurisdiction of the county.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA TRN, FIN
HB1370 HD1 SD1
Employees' Retirement System Benefits; Direct Payment to Former Spouse; Divorce; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO DIVORCE.
Provides statutory authority for the employees' retirement system to make direct payment to a former spouse of a member of benefits or portion thereof pursuant to valid court judgment, order, or decree. Appropriates money to implement the purposes of this Act. Takes effect on 01/01/2016. (SD1)
(S) 3/25/2015- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAN BUENAVENTURA JDL, WAM  SB1324
HB1371
Marijuana; Legalization
RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
Repeals criminal penalties related to marijuana.
(H) 2/2/2015- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6 SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, Ing, Rhoads JUD
HCR125
Department of Transportation; Commercial Boat Harbor; Commercial Airport; South Puna
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
(H) 3/25/2015- The committee(s) on TRN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, RHOADS, SOUKI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMANE, LoPresti TRN, FIN  HR77
HCR131
Cellular; Broadband; Rural Communities
REQUESTING REPORTS REGARDING STATE AGENCY ACTION TO ENSURE ACCESS BY RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CELLULAR AND BROADBAND SERVICES.
(S) 4/10/2015- Referred to CPN. SAN BUENAVENTURA CPN
HR6
Cellular; Broadband; Rural Communities
REQUESTING REPORTS REGARDING STATE AGENCY ACTION TO ENSURE ACCESS BY RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CELLULAR AND BROADBAND SERVICES.
(H) 4/9/2015- Resolution adopted in final form. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, TSUJI, Keohokalole, Kong, LoPresti, Nakashima CPC, FIN
HR77
Department of Transportation; Commercial Boat Harbor; Commercial Airport; South Puna
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
(H) 3/25/2015- The committee(s) on TRN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, RHOADS, SOUKI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMANE, LoPresti TRN, FIN  HCR125
HR180
Domestic Violence Action Center; 25th Anniversary
CONGRATULATING THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY.
(H) 4/6/2015- Resolution adopted in final form. SAN BUENAVENTURA