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HB890
Invasive Pests; Interisland Movement; Quarantine and Compliance Agreements
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Reduces the movement of invasive pests between islands by: Authorizing inspection and treatment of Regulated goods moving between islands and intraisland, prohibiting transportation of infested material between islands and intraisland, authorizing the department to designate quarantine areas, as needed, to isolate infested areas, and authorizing a compliance agreement program to insure that qualifying agricultural businesses in quarantine areas can transport their commodities with minimal risk of pest or disease spread.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to AGR, TRN, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, TRN, FIN  SB1059
HB891
Agricultural Loan; Biosecurity Loans
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
Allows for agricultural loans to be administered for livestock biosecurity projects.
(H) 2/20/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Ito excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB1060
HB892
Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
Increases the current 15-cent allocation to the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund and the 15-cent allocation to the Energy Security Special Fund to 40 cents of the Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax on each barrel of petroleum product that is not aviation fuel. Also increases the current 5-cent allocation to the Environmental Response Revolving Fund to 15 cents.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to EEP, AGR, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, AGR, FIN  SB1061
HB893
Biosecurity program; objectives; general actions; and program charges
RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.
Improve the effectiveness of Hawaii biosecurity program by establishing the program as a function of the whole Department of Agriculture. The improvement of Hawaii biosecurity goes beyond the confines of the plant quarantine branch and often also includes other groups both inside and outside of state government.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to AGR, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB1062
HB895 HD1
Procurement; Professional Services; Minimum Three Qualified
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
Authorizes the procurement policy board to adopt rules addressing situations of less than three qualified persons for procurement of professional services. Allows the Chief Procurement Officer to proceed with procurement in according with the adopted rules. (HB895 HD1)
(H) 2/10/2015- Passed 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 none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB1064
HB897 HD2
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.
Updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to reflect requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery on Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Provides procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the convention. (HB897 HD2)
(H) 2/20/2015- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Ito excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JUD, FIN  SB1066
HB898
Charitable Solicitation
RELATING TO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION.
Authorizes the Attorney General to require electronic financial reporting by professional solicitors, imposes a late fee for late financial reports by professional solicitors; and clarifies exemptions from registration requirements.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1067
HB899
Forensic Identification
RELATING TO FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION.
Clarifies the grading of the offense of refusal or failure to provide specimen for forensic identification by making an intentional or knowing violation a class C felony.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  SB1068
HB900 HD2 SD1 CD1
Medical Assistance Fraud
RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD.
Provides that a person commits medical assistance fraud if the person knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement or representation of a material fact relative to the medical assistance program. Clarifies that fraudulently applying for or renewing medical assistance benefits is a class C felony and specifies the restitution amount chargeable for a violation. Applies extended statute of limitations for felonies involving fraud or deception to medical assistance fraud. (HB900 CD1)
(H) 6/22/2016- Act 094, on 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB1069
HB901 SD1 CD1
Law Enforcement Vehicles
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES.
Authorizes law enforcement vehicles of the harbors division of the department of transportation to be equipped with lights, sirens, and other equipment in a similar manner to other authorized emergency vehicles. (HB901 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 099, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRE, JDL  SB1070
HB902
Acquisition of Firearms by Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF FIREARMS BY LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIENS.
Makes it clear that the police may grant applications to acquire firearms to lawful permanent resident aliens.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  SB1071
HB903
Department of the Attorney General; Emergency Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of the Attorney General for retention of expert witnesses and specialized legal counsel in major litigation against the State of Hawaii.
(H) 2/19/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Oshiro, Souki excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1072
HB904
Agricultural Tourism; Overnight Accommodations; Bona Fide Farmer
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Allows for overnight accommodations for bona fide farming operations. Defines bona fide farming operations.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to AGR/TOU, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR/TOU, FIN  SB1073
HB905 HD1
State Planning Act; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Appropriates unspecified funds. Effective July 1, 2015. (HB905 HD1)
(H) 2/17/2015- Passed 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 Representative(s) Oshiro excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1074
HB906 HD1
General Excise Tax Exemptions for Certified or Approved Housing Projects
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTIFIED OR APPROVED HOUSING PROJECTS.
Ensures that certain eligible housing projects will remain affordable for certain minimum periods to be certified for exemption from general excise taxes. (HB906 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU, WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB1075
HB907
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1076
HB908
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (2) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1077
HB909
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (3) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1078
HB910
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (4) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1079
HB911
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (5) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1080
HB912
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (10) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1081
HB913
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1082
HB914
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1083
HB915
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (9) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1084
HB916
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Provides a moratorium on benefit enhancements that increase other post-employment benefits liability. Repeals certain restrictions on investments that can be made by the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund and makes housekeeping amendments. (HB916 HD1)
(H) 2/18/2015- Passed 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 Pouha excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1085
HB917
Employees' Retirement System; Retirement Benefits; Felony Convictions; Forfeiture
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Provides for the forfeiture of all or any portion of the Employees' Retirement System benefits to which a member, former member, or retirant would otherwise have been entitled if the member, former member, or retirant is convicted of a felony that the court finds to be related to the employment of the member, former member, or retirant by the State or county.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD, FIN  SB1086
HB918
Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Provides for vested death benefits for Hybrid members who become members of the Employees' Retirement System after June 30, 2015; extends period for mandatory refund of contributions to the Employees' Retirement System.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1087
HB919
Employees' Retirement System; Unused Sick Leave Credit For Public Employees
RELATING TO RETIREMENT CREDIT FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE.
Changes the formula for crediting unused sick leave to retirement benefits for public employees who become members of the Employees' Retirement System after June 30, 2015.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1088
HB920
Retirement service credit; workers' compensation benefits
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Requires an employee receiving workers' compensation benefits to have retirement contributions deducted from those benefits. Establishes deadlines: (1) for public employees who join the employees' retirement system after June 30, 2016 to claim membership service credit for previous service and for military service credit; and (2) for starting payments to acquire membership service credit for previous service, military service and unpaid leave. Provides for payment for acquisition based on actuarial cost.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1089
HB921
Employees' Retirement System; Payroll and Personnel Transactions
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Requires State and counties to furnish payroll and personnel transaction information to the Employees' Retirement System in the required format. If a department or agency fails to provide the information in the required format, the State or county will be required to pay to the system in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year the amount equal to the employer contributions payable by the department or agency. Unpaid amounts bear interest.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1090
HB922 HD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Provides a moratorium on benefit enhancements that increase other post-employment benefits liability. Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary." (HB922 HD1)
(H) 2/18/2015- Passed 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 Pouha excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1091
HB923
Department of Budget and Finance
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Repeal of various non-general fund accounts and transfers the balance of the fee simple residential revolving fund to the general fund.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1092
HB924
Mortgage Servicers
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.
Clarifies mortgage servicer requirements under chapter 454M, Hawaii Revised Statutes, including licensing requirements, crediting of payments, escrows for payment of taxes and insurance, payoff statements, delinquencies and loss mitigation efforts, borrower complaints, fee disclosures, record maintenance, assignment of servicing rights, and prohibited activities. Establishes bonding requirements.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to CPC/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC/JUD, FIN  SB1093
HB925
Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Updates title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to insurance.
(H) 2/13/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Takumi excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1094
HB926 HD1
Health Insurance
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Updates Title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to health insurance. (HB926 HD1)
(H) 2/20/2015- Passed 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 Ito excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1095
HB927 HD1
On-bill Financing; On-bill Repayment; Public Utilities Commission; Electric Utilities; Billing and Collections; Tax Exemption
RELATING TO ON-BILL PROGRAMS.
Exempts electric utilities acting as billing and collections agents for an on-bill program from various State taxes and State laws regulating financial institutions, escrow depositories, or collection agencies. Effective 7/1/2112.
(H) 2/20/2015- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Ito excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, CPC, FIN  SB1096
HB929
Hawaii State Public Library System; State Librarian
RELATING TO LIBRARIES.
Updates chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to accurately reflect long-standing State Board of Education and Hawaii State Public Library System practice.
(H) 2/2/2015- The committee(s) on EDN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDN, FIN  SB1098
HB931
Hawaiian Home Lands; Affordable Housing Credits
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
Makes permanent Act 141, Sessions Laws of Hawaii 2009, which requires the county to issue affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Makes permanent Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits for each residential unit developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HSG, OMH, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, OMH, FIN  SB1100
HB932 HD2
Civil Service Exemption; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Public Housing Renovations
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Extends the exemption from state civil service for persons hired or contracted to repair and maintain vacant state housing units. Repeals requirement for termination or conversion to civil service status on July 1, 2015. (HB932 HD2)
(H) 2/18/2015- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Rhoads voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Pouha excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, LAB, FIN  SB1101
HB933
Hospital Sustainability Program; Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Amend Act 217, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended by Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013 and Act 123, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to continue the Hospital Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act, updating the referral dates in the statute, and to revise the funding amount for the hospital sustainability program for fiscal year 2015-2016. Effective June 29, 2015.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HLT/HUS, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HUS, FIN  SB1102
HB934
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Amends Act 156, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended by Act 142, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, and as amended by Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to continue the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act, updating the referral dates in the statute, and appropriating funding out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2015-2016. Effective June 29, 2015.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HLT/HUS, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HUS, FIN  SB1103
HB935
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Exemption From Works of Art Assessment
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Exempts the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from the one per cent transfer of appropriated capital improvement funds to the Works of Art Special Fund.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to VMI, HSG, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) VMI, HSG, FIN  SB1104
HB936
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Disposition of Property Abandoned, Seized, or Remaining at Federal and State Public Housing Properties
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Expands the Hawaii Public Housing Authority's authority to dispose of property seized, abandoned, or remaining in federal, elder or elderly, or state low-income housing projects, including property remaining upon eviction.
(H) 2/2/2015- The committee(s) on HSG recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, JUD, FIN  SB1105
HB937 HD1
Medicaid Managed Care Program
RELATING TO THE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAM.
Replaces outdated references to QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access in the Hawaii Revised Statutes with the terms "medicaid managed care" or "medicaid managed care programs." (HB937 HD1)
(H) 2/12/2015- Passed 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 C. Lee excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, FIN  SB1106
HB938 HD1
General Support for General Assistance Payments (HMS 204); Emergency Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE.
Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2014-2015 to address the budget shortfall for the general support for the General Assistance Program (HMS 204) in the Department of Human Services. (HB938 HD1)
(H) 2/10/2015- Passed 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 none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, FIN  SB1107
HB939
Amendments to Birth Certificates, Establishment of Parenthood
RELATING TO AMENDING IDENTITY OF REGISTRANT'S PARENT ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Clarifies that amendments to birth records that change parenthood shall not be conducted through the Uniform Information Practices Act procedures to correct personal records, but must be pursuant to a court order of appropriate jurisdiction or other legal establishment of parenthood.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 026, 04/27/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1126). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB1108
HB941
Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
Changes the amount of the tax that shall be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund from five cents on each barrel to fifteen cents on each barrel to support environmental activities and programs.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN  SB1110
HB942
Water Infrastructure; Transfer of Funds
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.
Establishes the authority to transfer federal capitalization grant funds between the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Loan Fund within the Department of Health, in accordance with the existing federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and as codified in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 35.3530(c). Effective July 1, 2015.
(H) 2/18/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Pouha excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB1111
HB944
Background Checks; Employees, Prospective Employees, Applicants, or Operators of Healthcare Facilities and the State Department of Health
RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.
Expand the authority of the Department of Health to conduct background checks to include criminal history record check, adult abuse perpetrator and child abuse record checks, and certified nurse aide registry record checks for persons seeking employment with the State or its contractors where the work involves direct client care, and applicants and operators of healthcare facilities.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  SB1113
HB945
Online Posting of Inspection Reports of Care Facilities
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Extends the date by which the Department of Health must post inspection reports for state-licensed care facilities by six months and increases the number of days to post the reports, as recommended by a legislative task force.
(H) 3/4/2015- The committee(s) on HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT  SB1114
HB946
Building Design Review, Disabilities and Communications Access Board
RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Exempts from mandatory review by the Disabilities and Communications Access Board certain construction projects constructed on state or county lands that would not ordinarily be open to public access.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HLT, CPC, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC  SB1115
HB947 SD1
Fitness to Proceed; Hawaii State Hospital; Court Ordered Examination Reports
RELATING TO RECORDS OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS.
Creates consistency between statutes pertaining to unfit to proceed and acquit and commit regarding the Hawaii state hospital receiving copies of court ordered examination reports upon commitment to the hospital or conditional release. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB1116
HB948 HD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. (HB948 HD1)
(H) 2/12/2015- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and C. Lee excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB1117
HB949
Emergency Appropriation; Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Preparedness. ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS.
Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Health to support public health and environmental hazard evaluation and emergency response preparedness.
(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). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN  SB1118
HB950
State Budget; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Amends a budget proviso for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to clarify the projected cost of annual vacation payouts by the Department during fiscal year 2014-2015.
(H) 2/13/2015- The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1119
HB953 HD1
Wage and Hour Law; Minimum Compensation Exemption
RELATING TO WAGE AND HOUR LAW.
Increases the amount of guaranteed monthly compensation required to exempt an individual from minimum wage, overtime, and record keeping requirements under the Hawaii Wage and Hour Law. (HB953 HD1)
(H) 2/3/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) McKelvey excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1122
HB954
Transient Accommodations Tax; Special Land and Development Fund
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Clarifies the distribution and allowable uses of Transient Accommodations Tax funds allocated and deposited into the Special Land and Development Fund in accordance with the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Strategic Plan.
(H) 2/6/2015- The committee(s) on WAL recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, TOU, FIN  SB1123
HB955
Small Boat Harbors; Permit; Waitlist
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Clarifies that a person at least eighteen years of age need not obtain a marine surveyor's inspection nor provide documentation that the person is the owner of a vessel in order to be placed on a waitlist for a use permit to moor a vessel in a state small boat harbor.
(H) 2/12/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and C. Lee excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  SB1124
HB956
Special Shoreline Encroachment Easements
RELATING TO SPECIAL SHORELINE ENCROACHMENT EASEMENTS.
Provides the Board of Land and Natural Resources discretion to grant easements for less than fair market value for structures that were authorized by a governmental authority and legally constructed landward of the shoreline within the record boundary of the landward property at the time of construction, but are now located seaward of the valid certified shoreline on public land.
(H) 2/11/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Oshiro excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD  SB1125
HB957
Forest Stewardship Program
RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.
Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the Forest Stewardship Program.
(H) 2/12/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and C. Lee excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  SB1126
HB958
Cultural and Natural Resources; Civil Enforcement of Resource Violations
RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides alternative civil enforcement options that may be utilized by the Board of Land and Natural Resources in the processing of natural and cultural resource violation cases.
(H) 2/6/2015- The committee(s) on WAL recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD, FIN  SB1127
HB959
After-School Programs; Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health Program
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a framework and funding base for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Establishes a revolving fund to receive fees and other moneys to supplement the costs of administering and operating the program.
(H) 2/3/2015- The committee(s) on HUS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, EDN, FIN  SB1128
HB960
Commissioners of Deeds; Rules; Fees ($)
RELATING TO COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS.
Adds new sections to chapter 503B, Hawaii Revised Statutes to clarify the Lieutenant Governor's rulemaking authority, authority to assess and collect fees and administrative fines, and to establish a revolving fund into which the fees and administrative fines are to be deposited. Amends chapter 503B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for the program and increases the surety bond requirement from $1,000 to $10,000.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1129
HB961
Correctional Facilities; Court Orders to Provide Medical Treatment for Inmates and Detainees
RELATING TO COURT ORDERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR INMATES AND DETAINEES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Allows for a declaration to be filed with the petition as an alternative to an affidavit; expands the court's ability to continue the hearing on the petition for good cause; gives the court more flexibility in deciding when a guardian ad litem is necessary; changes the time requirement for filing for a court order for medical treatment from a period of within two days of an examination of the person to within five days; redefines the persons who must be notified of the petition; clarifies the effective expiration date of the order for persons who return to custody after release; and provides the ability for the department to seek an extension of an order to treat if necessary.
(H) 2/10/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on HLT with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS, HLT, JUD  SB1130
HB962
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in federal law on controlled substances; amends section 329-20 to add new controlled substances federally scheduled as required under section 329-11.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  SB1131
HB963
Public Safety
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Includes misdemeanor offenses under chapter 134 (Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to the offenses that disqualify parolees from the provisions of Act 139, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  SB1132
HB964
Income Tax; Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2014
RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income tax law with amendments made to the Internal Revenue Code as of December 31, 2014.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1133
HB965
Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax Reform Act
RELATING TO THE ESTATE AND GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAXES.
Conforms chapter 236E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2014, and makes technical, nonsubstantive changes.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1134
HB967
Income Tax; Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals
RELATING TO SECTION 235-55.91, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Amends section 235-55.91(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, by updating references to the Internal Revenue Code.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1136
HB968 HD2 SD1
Taxes; Liability for Amounts Passed on as Tax
RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR AMOUNTS PASSED ON AS TAX.
Establishes that a taxpayer is liable for any amounts passed on and separately stated as the tax owed by the taxpayer for the transaction in a receipt, contract, invoice, billing, or other evidence of the business activity. Provides for civil penalty and reporting of violations to the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Takes effect 01/07/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/27/2015- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB1137
HB969
Highway Fund; Driver Licensing Program; Maintenance Fee; Computer and Software Maintenance and Updates
RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.
Establishes a standard maintenance fee to be collected from all driver's license applicants to support computer and software maintenance and updates for the driver licensing program.
(H) 2/20/2015- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) DeCoite, Matsumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, McDermott, Thielen, Tupola, Ward voting no (5) and Representative(s) Ito excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, FIN  SB1138
HB970 HD1 SD2
Highway; Safety; Motor Vehicle Inspections; Motor Carrier Vehicle Inspections
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
Expands authority of the Director of Transportation over required motor vehicle and motor carrier vehicle inspections in the State including the authority to adopt rules to set fees. (SD2)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 4:30PM in Conference Room 225. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN  SB1139
HB972
Aeronautics; Department of Transportation Rules; Dillingham Airfield
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Clarifies the authority of the Department of Transportation at Dillingham Airfield.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to TRN , JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD  SB1141
HB973
Highway Safety; Ignition Interlock; Motor Vehicle
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Amends the law for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Mandates the use of an ignition interlock for all offenders convicted and adjudicated for the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Increases the fines for the violation. Removes the exemption for the repeat offender to drive without an ignition interlock if employed and required to drive a company vehicle for employment. Authorizes the director of transportation to make administrative rules governing the certification, monitoring, operation and compliance of the ignition interlock and authorizes penalties under these rules.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN  SB1142
HB974
University of Hawaii; Rulemaking; Adoption of Regulations
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RULEMAKING.
Exempt certain adoption of regulations by the University of Hawaii from chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes; require certain adoption of regulations by the University of Hawaii be subject to chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HED, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, JUD  SB1143
HB975 HD1
State Ethics Code; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Clarifies application of State Ethics Code to technology transfer arrangements supported by the University of Hawaii. (HB975 HD1)
(H) 2/12/2015- 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 C. Lee excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, JUD, FIN  SB1144
HB976
University of Hawaii-West Oahu; Revolving Fund ($)
RELATING TO A UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CONFERENCE CENTER.
Creates a conference center revolving fund for the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  SB1145
HB977
University of Hawaii; Accounting and Financial Management System
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Amends the sunset provisions, with respect to the University of Hawaii, under sections 40-1, 40-2, 40-4, 40-6, 40-58, and 40-81, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  SB1146
HB978
University of Hawaii, Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
To appropriate moneys out of the University of Hawaii Revenue Bond Fund for renovations, repairs, and improvements to the John A. Burns School of Medicine
(H) 1/29/2015- Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  SB1147
HB979 HD1
Cybersecurity Employment Training; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes a Cybersecurity Employment Training Initiative within the University of Hawaii Community College System; appropriates funds for the operation of the Initiative.
(H) 2/18/2015- Passed 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 Pouha excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  SB1148
HB1700 HD1 SD1 CD1
State budget. ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 201517 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs.
(H) 6/24/2016- Act 124, on 06/23/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB2136
HB2270
Invasive Species Authority; Establishment and Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.
Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, attached administratively to the Department of Agriculture, for the enhancement of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Establishes the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority Special Fund and appropriates moneys to that fund to implement the Authority and relevant invasive species projects.
(H) 2/18/2016- The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB2799
HB2271
Agribusiness Development Corporation; Grants
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes a grant program within chapter 163D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 2/18/2016- The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB2800
HB2272
Biosecurity Program; Objectives; General Actions; and Program Charges
RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.
Improves the effectiveness of Hawaii biosecurity program by establishing the program as a function of the whole department of agriculture. The improvement of Hawaii biosecurity goes beyond the confines of the plant quarantine branch and often also includes other groups both inside and outside of state government.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to AGR, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB2801
HB2273
Hunting on Private Lands
RELATING TO HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS.
Requires hunters to obtain written permission from landowners or occupiers or holders of private lands to hunt on private lands. Effective July 1, 2016.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to WAL, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD  SB2802
HB2274 HD1
Agricultural Loan Revolving Fund ($)
RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL LOAN REVOLVING FUND.
Appropriates funds for the Agricultural Loan Revolving Fund to support the State's food sustainability goals. (HB2274 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB2803
HB2275
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Big Island Dairy LLC ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIG ISLAND DAIRY, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $10,000,000 to assist Big Island Dairy LLC for the planning, design, and construction of new milking facilities.
(H) 2/4/2016- The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  SB2804
HB2276
Prepaid Wireless; Enhanced 911 Services
RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES.
Establishes a prepaid wireless E911 surcharge of 66 cents per retail transaction of prepaid wireless telecommunications service at the point of sale. Allows sellers to deduct and retain 3 per cent of the surcharge that is collected. Requires the amounts collected by the Enhanced 911 Board to be placed in the Enhanced 911 Fund. Effective on July 1, 2017.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to PBS, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS, CPC, FIN  SB2805
HB2277 HD1 SD1 CD1
King Kamehameha Celebration Commission; DAGS
RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.
Amends the membership, mission, and purpose of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. Authorizes the Chairperson to appoint an advisory committee for historical and archival matters. Authorizes the Commission to appoint an Executive Director. (HB2277 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2016- Vetoed on 07/11/2016 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1336). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, WAM  SB2806
HB2278 HD1
Consolidation of the Office of Information Management and Technology and the Information and Communication Services Division
RELATING TO ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
Consolidates the Office of Information Management and Technology and the Information and Communication Services Division of the Department of Accounting and General Services, including all related information technology functions, in the Office of Enterprise Technology Services under the direction of the Chief Information Officer. The amendments are intended to create greater efficiency in state government and clarify roles and responsibilities in new governance processes by consolidating the two programs that already fall under the oversight of the Chief Information Officer. Effective 7/2/2112.
(H) 2/16/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Mizuno, Tokioka excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2807
HB2279 HD2 SD2 CD1
Appropriations; Claims Against the State ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (HB2279 CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 063, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2808
HB2280
Protection of Charitable Assets
RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF CHARITABLE ASSETS.
Defines "property" as used in section 28-5.2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2809
HB2281 SD1
Service of Process; Notice; Paternity Cases
RELATING TO SERVICE BY PUBLICATION IN PATERNITY CASES.
Amends the Uniform Parentage Act to allow for service by publication or by any other manner that is reasonably calculated to give the party actual notice of proceedings and an opportunity to be heard when respondents cannot be located or personally served. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 083, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2810
HB2282 HD1
Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
Provides that a parent's rights may be terminated if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the child was conceived during an act of rape or sexual assault creating a presumption that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the child. (HB2282 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- 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 Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JUD  SB2811
HB2283 HD1
Charitable Solicitation
RELATING TO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION.
Amends chapter 467B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require affirmative disclosures to donors by professional solicitors, to clarify the chapter's exemptions from registration, and to make other technical amendments to Hawaii's charitable solicitation law. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- 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 Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD  SB2812
HB2284 SD1
Guardianship; Gun Control
RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.
Requires the courts to provide information relating to adult guardianships to the Hawaii criminal justice data center to disclose to the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System database for gun control purposes. Requires the Hawaii criminal justice data center to maintain the adult guardianship orders of appointment or information for disclosure to and use by law enforcement officials for firearm permitting or registration purposes. Takes effect on 1/1/2017. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 652). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2813
HB2285 HD1
Department of the Attorney General; Litigation Deposits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE LITIGATION TRUST FUND.
Amends provisions relating to the deposit and use of moneys in the Litigation Deposits Trust Fund (Fund). Provides that recoveries from civil action or settlement of civil claims initiated or prosecuted by the Attorney General, and recoveries from false claims, shall be deposited into the Fund. Specifies that fifteen percent of any recovery, including false claims, shall be retained by the Fund. (HB2285 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2814
HB2286 HD1
Professionally Licensed Or Certified Government Employees; Privilege; Immunity
RELATING TO PROFESSIONALLY LICENSED OR CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
Provides professionally licensed or certified government employees with the same privileges and immunities as other state employees. (HB2286 HD1)
(H) 2/11/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) LoPresti voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Oshiro excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD  SB2815
HB2287
Criminal Trespass
RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
Adds the offense of criminal trespass onto state lands to part II of chapter 708, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and amends criminal trespass in the second degree to include and apply to agricultural property owned by the government that is not fenced, enclosed or otherwise secured in a manner designed to exclude intruders.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to WAL, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD  SB2816
HB2288 HD1
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; HI Growth Initiative
RELATING TO THE HI GROWTH INITIATIVE.
Allocates an unspecified amount of the Corporation Income Tax collected each year for five years to the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation Revolving Fund for the HI Growth Initiative, an investment program to develop an ecosystem to support high-growth entrepreneurial companies in the State. (HB2288 HD1)
(H) 2/11/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Har, Oshiro excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB2817
HB2289 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Community-Based Economic Development Technical and Financial Assistance Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Amends the eligible uses of community-based economic development grants to include technical assistance. Amends grant eligibility criteria. Reduces the size of community-based economic development advisory council. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:45PM in Conference Room 423. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EET, WAM  SB2818
HB2290 HD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Hawaii Technology Development Corporation
RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Changes the name of the High Technology Development Corporation to Hawaii Technology Development Corporation. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2090 HD1)
(H) 2/11/2016- Re-referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 14 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB2819
HB2291 HD2 SD1
Geothermal Resources Exploration; Drilling; County Authority; Renewable Energy; Solar and Wind Energy Property; Tax Credit
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar energy property, wind energy property, and energy storage property. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-16 4:10PM in conference room 225. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, CPC, FIN  SB2820
HB2292
Land Use Commission
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 has not adhered to the conditions imposed by the commission.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to WAL, JUD, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD  SB2821
HB2293 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Mixed-use developments
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Enables the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to develop mixed-use developments in partnership with state and county departments and agencies. Eff. 7/1/2016. (SD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 131, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU/PSM, WAM  SB2822
HB2294
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Executive Director Salary
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director in an amount not to exceed the salary of the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Effective 7/1/2016.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB2823
HB2295 HD1 SD1
Aerospace Advisory Committee; Membership; Chair
RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Reduces the number of members on the Aerospace Advisory Committee from 15 to 13. Allows the members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee to elect their own committee chair from members appointed by the Governor to this body. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 084, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM  SB2824
HB2296 HD1
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.
Eliminates the ex-officio National Aeronautics and Space Administration representative from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems Board. (HB2296 HD1)
(S) 3/10/2016- Referred to PSM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM  SB2825
HB2297
Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Amends Act 88, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006, to repeal the sunset date for the amendments made to section 235-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB2826
HB2298 HD1
Creative Media and Film Infrastructure Special Fund ($)
RELATING TO FUNDING FOR CREATIVE MEDIA AND FILM DEVELOPMENT.
Expands funding sources to support creative industries development within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Removes all references to the Hawaii Television and Film Development Board. (HB2298 HD1)
(H) 2/18/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Luke, Nakashima, Souki excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB2827
HB2299 HD1
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Enterprise Zone Incentives; Renewable Energy Technology
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Provides Enterprise Zone incentives for qualified renewable energy technology business activity on real property owned by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. Effective February 19, 2022. (HB2299 HD1)
(H) 2/18/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Luke, Nakashima, Souki excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  SB2828
HB2300 HD1
State Planning Act; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Makes an appropriation. (HB2300 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  SB2829
HB2301 HD2
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority; Composition
RELATING TO THE HAWAII GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY.
Amends the composition of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. (HB2301 HD2)
(H) 2/19/2016- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, CPC, FIN  SB2830
HB2302 HD1
Transit-oriented Development; interagency Council; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes the Hawaii Interagency Council for Transit-Oriented Development within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to institutionalize intergovernmental and interagency coordination on transit-oriented development planning statewide. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2302 HD1)
(H) 2/17/2016- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen voting no (1) and none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, WAL, FIN  SB2831
HB2303
Conveyance Tax; Allocation of Taxes Paid Into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
Repeals the statutory cap on the disposition of conveyance taxes dedicated for deposit into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund for the financing of affordable rental housing development.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to HSG, WAL, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, WAL, FIN  SB2832
HB2304
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
Increases funding for affordable rental housing development by making the State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more valuable. Reduces State Tax Credit period from ten to five years.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB2833
HB2305 HD1 SD1 CD1
Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund; Regional State Infrastructure Improvement Subaccounts
RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.
Authorizes the creation of Regional State Infrastructure Improvement Subaccounts within the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund and the use of the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund to provide loans and grants to finance regional state infrastructure improvements in areas of planned growth. (HB2305 CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 132, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB2834
HB2306
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2835
HB2307 HD1 SD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items 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 20152017. Effective July 1, 2091. (SD1)
(S) 3/21/2016- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2836
HB2308 HD1 SD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (SD1)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 049, 05/10/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2837
HB2309
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO INVESTMENTS OF THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Repeals certain restrictions on investments that can be made by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and make housekeeping amendments.
(H) 2/9/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Tupola excused (1). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2838
HB2310
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary."
(H) 2/17/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2839
HB2311 SD1
Vital Records; Reporting Deaths to State Agencies
RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.
Authorizes the Department of Health to continue to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information for the lists. Requires lists of the deceased from DOH to also include the last four digits of the deceased's social security number, if known. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 085, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2840
HB2312
Employees' Retirement System; Employer Retirement Contributions
RELATING TO PAYMENTS BY EMPLOYERS TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Confirms that employer contributions to the Employees' Retirement System may be made in advance or on a monthly basis.
(H) 2/11/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Oshiro excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2841
HB2313 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Unclaimed Property
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Preserves the Employees' Retirement System's use and control of unclaimed member contributions and benefit payments. (HB2313 HD1)
(S) 3/10/2016- Referred to JDL, WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2842
HB2314 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Retirement Benefits; Felony Convictions; Forfeiture
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Authorizes forfeiture of certain Employees' Retirement System benefits, pursuant to court order, for state or county employees and designated beneficiaries who are convicted of an employment-related felony. (HB2314 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD, FIN  SB2843
HB2315
Disposition of Excess Revenues ($)
RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF EXCESS REVENUES.
To re-appropriate $10,000,000 in general funds to the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund for fiscal year 2015-2016.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB2844
HB2316
Appropriations; repay general fund cash advances; Kapalama Military Reservation; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO REPAY GENERAL FUND CASH ADVANCES.
Makes general fund appropriations for fiscal year 20162017 to repay prior general fund cash advances of $89,900,000 for the purchase of lands of the former Kapalama Military Reservation and of $13,300,000 for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB2845
HB2317 HD1 SD1 CD1
Appropriation; Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Makes a general fund appropriation for fiscal year 20162017 to further capitalize the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund. (HB2317 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 104, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB2846
HB2318
Employees' Retirement System; Qualified Domestic Relations Order ($)
RELATING TO QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS.
Authorizes and requires the Employees' Retirement System to make direct payment to a spouse or former spouse of a system member or retirant of all or a portion of the member's or retirant's retirement benefits pursuant to a "qualified domestic relations order."
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2847
HB2319 HD1 SD1
Money Transmitters; Change in Control; Division of Financial Institutions; Criminal History Record Check
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.
Amends requirements under the money transmitters law for money transmitter licensee change in control applications, including requiring a criminal history record check on persons who will assume control of the licensee. Updates a reference to federal Regulation E. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 251, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1360). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2848
HB2320
Escrow Depositories; Division of Financial Institutions; Chapter 449D; Chapter 846; Change In Control; Controlling Person; NMLS; Principal; Transfer or Sale; Fee; Criminal Background Check
RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.
Clarifies chapter 449, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by adding definitions and change in control requirements. Identifies previously authorized fees for initial license issuance; adds a nominal fee for license reissuance upon licensee name change; moves fee for application for proposed change in control to fee section. Authorizes the commissioner to implement use of NMLS, and changes license renewal date from July 1 to December 31 to conform to NMLS. Adds criminal background check and disclosure requirements to licensure and change in control applications, and amends section 846-2.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, accordingly.
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD  SB2849
HB2321
Mortgage Loan Originators; Mortgage Servicers; Division of Financial Institutions; Chapter 454F; Chapter 454M; Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act
RELATING TO MORTGAGE INDUSTRY REGULATION.
Clarifies chapter 454F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requirements for mortgage loan originators, and chapter 454M, requirements for mortgage servicers. Amends various definitions, including the definition of "residential mortgage loan". Moves mortgage servicer provisions that appear in chapter 454F, to chapter 454M, including a fee for a name or address change, that will apply to all mortgage servicers. Abolishes the mortgage loan servicer loan modification license under chapter 454F. Updates references to federal regulations.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2850
HB2322
Property Insurance; Hawaii Property Insurance Association; Policies; Non-renewal; Lava Zone; State of Emergency; Moratorium
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires the Insurance Commissioner to determine whether residential property insurance is unavailable due to a moratorium on insurance policies in a lava zone during a state of emergency due to lava flow.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC  SB2851
HB2323
The Insurance Holding Company System
RELATING TO THE INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM.
Adopts revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' model law on the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2852
HB2324 HD1
Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act; Model Risk Retention Act; Captives; Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' ("NAIC") Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act; applies risk based capital supplemental provisions, severability, and notices provisions to risk retention captive insurance companies; adopts NAIC Model Risk Retention Act. (HB2324 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2853
HB2325
Hawaii Mandatory Catastrophe Reserve Act; Catastrophe Insurance; Property Insurance; Premium Tax; Electronic Filing; Electronic Payments; Physician Assistant-delivered Services; Child Health Supervision; Accident and Health or Sickness; Claim Filer; Risk Retention; Captives; Mental Illness; Licensed Dietitians; Duty to Respond; Visual or Optometric Services Coverage; Licensed Physicians and Optome
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Makes various updates to title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, including: requiring property insurers to establish catastrophe reserve funds; requiring an insurer seeking to discontinue writing property coverage to file an affidavit; requiring the Insurance Commissioner's authorization for insurers providing residential property coverage; requiring insurers to file their premium tax statements electronically and to pay electronically; applying consumer protections to short-term health policies with preexisting conditions provisions; including physician assistant-delivered services under coverage for child health supervision for accident and health or sickness policies and for mutual benefit societies; requiring an entity to notify a claim filer under certain conditions; prohibiting a risk retention group from being a sponsor of and allowing it to be a participant in a sponsored captive insurance company; providing mental illness benefits coverage to licensed dietitians; requiring an entity's duty to respond to the Insurance Commissioner during an investigation or examination; providing visual or optometric services coverage for licensed physicians and optometrists and surgical or emergency services coverage for dentists under health plans of mutual benefit societies; providing coverage for pharmacist-delivered contraceptive services; and making other housekeeping and conforming amendments.
(H) 2/10/2016- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2854
HB2326 HD1 SD1
Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act; Mortgage Rescue Fraud; Mortgage Assistance Relief Services; Distressed Property Owners
RELATING TO MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD.
Makes numerous amendments to Hawaii's mortgage rescue fraud prevention act, chapter 480E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for consistency with the federal Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 142, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2855
HB2327
Office of Consumer Protection; Service of Process; Subpoena; Investigators
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Clarifies scope of Office of Consumer Protection investigator powers.
(S) 3/21/2016- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDL. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2856
HB2328
Towing; Vehicle Owner; Hooked Up; Scene; Towing Company; Unfair or Deceptive Act or Practice
RELATING TO TOWING.
Defines "vehicle owner", "scene", and "hooked up" for the purposes of towing unattended vehicles. Makes clarifying amendments. Specifies that violations of the section shall be per se violations of section 480-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and repeals prior fine provisions.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to TRN, CPC, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, CPC  SB2857
HB2329
Cause of Action; Limitation of Action; Consumer Protection
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Clarifies that the statute of limitations governing it does not apply to the State and its agencies with respect to chapter 480, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals subsection (b) of section 48024, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Technical amendments.
(H) 4/13/2016- Act 007, on 04/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1107). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2858
HB2330
Public Utilities Commission; Special Fund; General Fund
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Amends the Public Utilities Commission Special Fund law to increase from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 the balance that may be retained in the Public Utilities Commission Special Fund at the end of each fiscal year.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2859
HB2331 HD1
Board of Nursing; Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Board Member Terms
RELATING TO BOARD MEMBER TERMS FOR THE BOARD OF NURSING AND THE BOARD OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.
Amends the length of terms from three years to four years of the members of the Board of Nursing and the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. (HB2331 HD1)
(H) 4/20/2016- Act 008, on 04/19/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1108). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH  SB2860
HB2332
Repeal; Joint Formulary Advisory Committee
RELATING TO THE JOINT FORMULARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Repeals the Joint Formulary Advisory Committee established under chapter 457, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and allows the Board of Nursing to determine the exclusionary formulary for qualified advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority.
(H) 2/17/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Tupola voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Ward voting no (2) and none excused (0). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC  SB2861
HB2333
Nursing; Nursys; Licensure; Identifying Information
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows the Board of Nursing to more fully participate in Nursys, a national database for nurse licensees by sharing license and disciplinary action information.
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD  SB2862
HB2334
Citations; Massage Therapy Violations; Fines
RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY VIOLATIONS.
Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of massage therapy laws by licensees. Sets forth a process for licensees to contest the citation and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD, FIN  SB2863
HB2335 HD1 SD1
Physician Discipline; Conditions; Hawaii Medical Board; Reciprocal Discipline
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN DISCIPLINE.
Authorizes the Hawaii Medical Board to impose the same disciplinary action against a licensee as was taken by another state or federal agency. Establishes conditions for the disciplinary action. Prohibits the licensee from practicing until a final order of discipline is issued if the licensee has been prohibited from practicing in another state. (SD1)
(S) 4/19/2016- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 611). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2864
HB2336
Real Estate Education Fund; Real Estate
RELATING TO THE REAL ESTATE EDUCATION FUND.
Removes the ambiguity caused by the mandatory and discretionary language; allows the continuity of Real Estate Education Fund operations; brings the Real Estate Education Fund in line with other operational funds within the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; allows the Real Estate Education Fund's budget scrutiny to occur through the rulemaking process.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2865
HB2337 HD1
Librarian Salary
RELATING TO THE STATE LIBRARIAN'S SALARY.
Increases the salary cap on the State Librarian position. (HB2337 HD1)
(H) 2/11/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Har, Oshiro excused (2). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDN, FIN  SB2866
HB2338
Department of Education; Teachers; Educational Officers; Salary Increases; Step Increases
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals annual increment and step salary increases for Department of Education teachers and educational officers.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDN, FIN  SB2867
HB2339
Hawaiian Home Lands; lease successors
RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATION OF SUCCESSORS TO LESSEES UNDER THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.
Lowers the required blood quantum to one-thirty second Hawaiian for the lessee's relatives currently eligible to succeed to a lease with one-thirty second Hawaiian including a lessee's husband, wife, children, grandchildren, brothers or sisters.
(H) 2/3/2016- The committee(s) on OMH recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) OMH, JUD, FIN  SB2868
HB2340 HD1 SD2 CD1
Child Protective Act; Criminal History Record Checks
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS UNDER THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
Amends the Child Protective Act so that when an assessment is required, the Department of Human Services is authorized to conduct criminal history record checks, without consent, of an alleged perpetrator of harm or threat of harm and all adult household members living in the family home with the alleged victim child. (HB2340 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 096, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB2869
HB2341
Hospital Sustainability Program; Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for one year. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2016-2017.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to HLT/HUS, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HUS, FIN  SB2870
HB2342 HD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program for one year. Appropriates funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2016-2017. (HB2342 HD1)
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed 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 Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HUS, FIN  SB2871
HB2343 HD2 SD1 CD1
Child Care Providers; Background Checks; Health and Safety
RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Brings state law into alignment with changes to the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, P.L. 113-186. Requires DHS to conduct background checks, including sex offender registry checks, on household members and all employees of child care facilities and providers that are licensed or registered by or receive subsidies from the State, to set health and safety standards, and enforce requirements. (HB2343 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 088, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS/CPH, JDL  SB2872
HB2344 HD2
Orders For Immediate Protection
RELATING TO ORDERS FOR IMMEDIATE PROTECTION.
Amends section 346-231, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to address inconsistencies in statutory requirements regarding orders for immediate protection by allowing the Department of Human Services discretion on when to seek an order for immediate protection of a vulnerable adult. (HB2344 HD2)
(S) 4/6/2016- The committee on JDL deferred the measure. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB2873
HB2345
Certified Nurse Aides
RELATING TO CERTIFIED NURSE AIDES.
Repeals section 346-47 and amends sections 457A-1.5, 457A-2, and 457A-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete references to the Department of Human Services as licensing or certifying health care settings; and deletes references to the Department of Human Services investigating and disciplining certified nurse aides employed in health care settings.
(H) 2/19/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS/HLT, JUD  SB2874
HB2346
Tenant Hire Program; Hawaii Public Housing Authority
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Expands the civil service exemption for employees hired under the tenant hire program by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority by removing the percentage limit on such hires.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to HSG, LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, LAB, FIN  SB2875
HB2347
Public Lands; Hawaii Public Housing Authority Exemption
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Exempts Hawaii Public Housing Authority lands from the definition of "public lands" in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/29/2016- Referred to WAL/OMH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL/OMH, JUD, FIN  SB2876
HB2348 HD2 SD1
Department of Human Services; Management Positions; Civil Service Exemptions; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PERMANENT EXEMPT POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Restores the permanently exempt second deputy director position within the Department of Human Services. Establishes secretary, community/project development director, and policy director positions. Exempts the community/project development director and policy director from civil service status. Appropriates funds for the newly established positions. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2016- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS/JDL, WAM  SB2877
HB2349
Youth Transitioning From Foster Care
RELATING TO YOUTH TRANSITIONING FROM FOSTER CARE.
Extends the application deadline for financial assistance for higher education available to foster or former foster youth, clarifies that financial assistance is for related higher education costs, and clarifies eligibility and program requirements of the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Program.