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HB939
Industrial Hemp Pilot Program; Licenses
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Prevents re-licensing of previously violative entities, requires landowner consent to hemp growth on the land prior to licensure, and allows the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to limit the number of licenses allotted for proper program management.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to AGR/WLH, JUD, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR/WLH, JUD  SB1166
HB940
Agricultural Enterprises; Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.
Establishes a new agricultural enterprise program within the department of agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Creates three new positions to implement the program. Establishes the agricultural enterprise special fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2019.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to AGR/EDB/WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR/EDB/WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1167
HB941 HD1 SD1 CD1
Employee's Designation of Beneficiary Form; Public Employment
RELATING TO EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM.
Allows an employee's designation of beneficiary form to be kept in the department where the employee is employed. Permits the designation of beneficiary information to be filed and maintained electronically. (HB941 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 064, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1165). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC  SB1168
HB942 HD2 SD2 CD1
Claims Against the State ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (HB942 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 099, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB1169
HB943
Liability; Exclusive State Liability
RELATING TO PROFESSIONALLY LICENSED OR CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
Clarifies that the State shall be exclusively liable for claims for injury or loss of property, or personal injury or death, resulting from the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any professionally licensed or certified employee of the State while acting within the scope of the employee's office or employment. Precludes civil actions or proceedings for money damages against the employee, except for claims based on liability other than an employee's scope of employment with the State or other employer. Clarifies liability when the State agrees to assume full or partial responsibility in a civil action against a professional licensed or certified employee.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1170
HB944 HD1 SD2
Nonprofit Corporations; Boards of Directors; Public Benefit Corporations
RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.
Prohibits a public benefits corporation from purchasing its own memberships. Clarifies functions, duties, and composition of nonprofit boards of directors. Permits boards to take action without a meeting through electronic means. Clarifies time limits for notice to the Attorney General for oversight purposes. Makes housekeeping amendments. (SD2)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 065, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1171
HB945 HD1 SD1
Charitable Organizations; Professional Solicitors; Commercial Co-Venturers
RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Clarifies requirements for submission of financial reports by professional solicitors and commercial co-venturers that raise funds for a charitable organization. Eliminates audit report requirements for charitable organizations not otherwise subject to audit requirements. Conforms language to that used by the Internal Revenue Service and other statutes. (SD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 066, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1167). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1172
HB946 HD1
Child Support; Income Withholding; Employer; Fines; Child Support Enforcement Agency Fee; Annual Fee
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who discriminates against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding. Imposes a fine against an employer who fails to withhold support from income or pay the amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Amends the amount of the annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to be in compliance with federal regulations. (HB946 HD1)
(H) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  SB1173
HB947 HD1
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center Fees
RELATING TO HAWAII CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER FEES.
Provides authority for the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to set and collect fees for services provided as long as the fees are reasonable and not constitute a barrier to justice. (HB947 HD1)
(H) 2/13/2019- 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) Holt, McDermott, Mizuno, Nakamura, Ward excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1174
HB948
Covered Offender Registration
RELATING TO COVERED OFFENDER REGISTRATION.
Requires registration of defendants who have had covered offenses dismissed due to mental or physical disease, disorder, or defect or have been involuntarily hospitalized in lieu of prosecution; clarifies and that criminal justice agencies may access registration information.
(H) 2/8/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1175
HB949
False Claims to the State
RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE.
Amends false claims statute, section 661-21 (a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize it's recoveries in cases where State money is taken illegally and False Claims Act prosecution is successful.
(H) 2/13/2019- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, McDermott, Mizuno, Nakamura, Ward excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1176
HB950 HD1
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act; Firearms
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT.
Establishes in the Department of the Attorney General a program responsible for issuing credentials to allow qualified law enforcement officers and retired officers to carry concealed firearms in this State as permitted by the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, as amended. (HB950 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  SB1177
HB951 HD1
Manslaughter; Dangerous Drug; Distribution
RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER.
Amends the offense of manslaughter to include cases where a person knowingly distributes a dangerous drug in any amount and another person dies as a result of ingesting that drug. (HB951 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to JDC. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB1178
HB952 HD1
Law Enforcement Standards Board ($)
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS BOARD.
Clarifies membership and certain powers and duties of the Law Enforcement Standards Board (Board). Extends the deadline for the completion of certain Board responsibilities. Appropriates funds for an administrator position, a clerical position, and the administration and operating costs of the Board. (HB952 HD1)
(H) 2/13/2019- 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) Holt, McDermott, Mizuno, Nakamura, Ward excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1179
HB953 HD1
Energy Resources; Energy Emergency Preparedness; Shortage
RELATING TO ENERGY ASSURANCE.
Requires the DBEDT to conduct analyses in relation to the State's energy production and distribution. Clarifies the confidentiality in information received by DBEDT and PUC. Clarifies the Governor's and Director of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's powers and procedures during a shortage. (HB953 HD1)
(H) 2/8/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, Nakamura, Thielen excused (3). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, CPC, FIN  SB1180
HB954
Public lands; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Clarifies that lands set aside to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation by the Governor or leased to the Corporation by other State departments and agencies are exempt from the definition of "public lands."
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1181
HB955
Housing Loan And Mortgage Program
RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.
Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB1182
HB956
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB1183
HB957
Taxation; Exemptions from General Excise Tax for Certified or Approved Housing Projects
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Repeals county authority to exempt certified or approved housing projects from general excise taxes and requires all rental projects certified or approved under 201H-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to undergo annual rent recertifications.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB1184
HB958
Lands Controlled by the State; Exemption from Legislative Approval of Sale or Gift of Lands
RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Exempts from legislative approval the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/HSG, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/HSG, JUD, FIN  SB1185
HB959 HD1
Nonprofit Housing Trust; Self-Help Housing Revolving Fund ($)
RELATING TO HOMEOWNERSHIP.
Establishes revolving funds for the development of for-sale affordable homeownership housing projects. Provides interim construction financing to qualified nonprofit housing trust organizations. Provides loans to self-help housing organizations. (HB959 HD1)
(H) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, Nakamura excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG/EDB, CPC, FIN  SB1186
HB960
Housing; Eligible Affordable Housing Projects in Community Development Districts
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
Requires eligible affordable housing projects in community development districts to engage in formal consultation with the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, JUD, FIN  SB1187
HB961
Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Community Development Authority ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its payroll, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. Effective upon approval.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  SB1188
HB962
Affordable housing; Front Street Apartments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Makes technical and housekeeping amendments to Act 150, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018. Authorizes the expenditure of funds from the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund for the acquisition of the ground lease on the Front Street Apartments property.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB1189
HB963
Leases; Leasehold Condominiums on Lands Controlled by the State
RELATING TO LEASEHOLD CONDOMINIUMS ON LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Authorizes Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to enter into ninety-nine-year leases of units in residential condominiums located on state lands.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG, CPC/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, CPC/JUD, FIN  SB1190
HB964
State Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB126
HB965 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (1) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (1) and their excluded counterparts. (HB965 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1191
HB966 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (2) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts. (HB966 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1192
HB967 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (3) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts. (HB967 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1193
HB968 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (4) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts. (HB968 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1194
HB969 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (5) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts. (HB969 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1195
HB970 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (6) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (6) and their excluded counterparts. (HB970 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1196
HB971 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (7) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (7) and their excluded counterparts. (HB971 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1197
HB972 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (8) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts. (HB972 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1198
HB973 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (9) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts. (HB973 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1199
HB974 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (10) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (10) and their excluded counterparts. (HB974 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1200
HB975 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (11) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (HB975 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1201
HB976 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (13) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. (HB976 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1202
HB977 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (14) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts. (HB977 HD1)
(H) 2/6/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1203
HB978 HD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND DEFINITIONS.
Clarifies the eligibility of employees' and retirees' children for participation in EUTF benefit plans by distinguishing the employee or retiree's children from later-born or adopted children of the surviving spouse. Aligns age-based benefits eligibility for all children of deceased employees or retirees. (HB978 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to LCA, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  SB1204
HB979 HD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS.
Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary" under the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to conform with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Brings references to marriages under the EUTF into conformance with the state Civil Unions Law. (HB979 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to LCA, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  SB1205
HB980
General Obligation Bond Premiums
RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PREMIUMS.
Amends section 39-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow premiums received from the sale of general obligation bonds to be used for eligible capital expenditures pursuant to section 39-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1206
HB981 HD1 SD1 CD1
ERS; Retirement Benefit Overpayments; Recovery
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Specifies that overpayments of refunds and retirement benefits constitute a debt due and owing to the ERS by recipients of overpayments. Authorizes the ERS to adopt and enforce rules to recover retirement benefit overpayments. Authorizes waiver of recovery in cases of hardship or where the costs of recovery exceed the amount to be recovered. (HB981 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 053, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  SB1207
HB982
University of Hawaii; Expenditure Ceiling; Grants
RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.
Clarifies the type of public notice required for reporting the redetermination of the University of Hawaii's allotment ceiling, the state growth rate and expenditure ceiling, and the release of grants.
(H) 2/8/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1208
HB983
Amends the distribution of state transient accommodations tax.
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Amends section 237D-6.5 to increase the distribution of state tax revenues to support natural resources programs, replaces the fixed appropriation amount with a percent distribution to each county.
(H) 2/5/2019- The committee(s) on TIA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TIA, FIN  SB1209
HB984 HD1
Insurance; NAIC; Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act; Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Meets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. (HB984 HD1)
(H) 2/14/2019- 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) Aquino, Nakamura excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1210
HB985
Insurance; Insurance Commissioner; Forms; Vehicle Protection Product Warrantors; Service Contract Providers
RELATING TO FORMS SUBMITTED TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
Removes the requirement that a vehicle protection product warrantor and a service contract provider submit to the Insurance Commissioner a copy of each warranty or service contract form proposed for use in the State.
(H) 2/7/2019- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1211
HB986 HD1
Third Party Administrator; Insurance
RELATING TO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
Requires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. (HB986 HD1)
(H) 2/14/2019- 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) Aquino, Nakamura excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1212
HB987 HD1
Procurement; Filing Fee; Bid Challenge
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FILING FEE.
Requires a party initiating a bid challenge to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a non-refundable filing fee for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more. (HB987 HD1)
(H) 2/14/2019- 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) Aquino, Nakamura excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1213
HB988 HD1 SD2 CD1
Mortgage Loan Originators; Transitional Authority; SAFE Act
RELATING TO TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY.
Implements section 106 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 115-174, by providing a 120-day temporary authority to originate loans in this State for loan originators moving from a depository institution to a non-depository institution and state-licensed loan originators moving interstate. (HB988 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 074, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1214
HB989 HD1 SD2 CD1
Mortgage Servicers; Commissioner of Financial Institutions
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.
Clarifies that documents required to be filed in conjunction with mortgage servicing licensing be filed through NMLS. Authorizes the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to issue cease and desist orders against licensees and unlicensed persons and to enter into consent orders. (HB989 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 075, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1215
HB990 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Defense Facilities
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES.
Allows the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary use of department facilities to the public and requires remaining net proceeds to be deposited into the general fund. (HB990 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 076, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB1216
HB991 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Military Forces; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
RELATING TO STATE MILITARY FORCES.
Applies the protections of civil relief for state military forces to persons serving on full time National Guard duty under title 32 United States Code and aligns the HRS with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, codified in 50 United States Code chapter 50 (§§3901-4043). (HB991 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 077, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, JUD, FIN  SB1217
HB992
Car Registration Fee Exemption For Disabled Veterans
RELATING TO CAR REGISTRATION FEE EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS.
Repeals requirement that a disabled veteran be in receipt of disability retirement pay in order to be exempt from the payment of annual vehicle registration fees.
(H) 1/30/2019- The committee(s) on PVM recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, TRN, FIN  SB1218
HB993 HD2 SD1 CD1
Emergency Management
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Improves the effectiveness of the State Emergency Management Program through modifications and additions to chapter 127A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB993 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 078, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB1219
HB994
Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program; Suspension and Expulsion
RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
Prohibits the suspension and expulsion of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program, except in limited circumstances.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to LHE, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, JUD, FIN  SB1220
HB995 HD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Teachers; Education; Charter School Commission; Report Requirements
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
To clarify wording regarding delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standard Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications, to include comprehensive reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schools, of the number of classrooms without a licensed teacher during the school year. (HB995 HD1)
(H) 2/15/2019- 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) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, FIN  SB1221
HB996 HD2
Charter School Prekindergarten Classrooms; State Public Charter School Commission ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE THE CURRENT FEDERALLY FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS.
Appropriates moneys for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the State Public Charter School Commission to maintain and continue the current federally funded eighteen existing charter school prekindergarten classrooms that were provided for by a federal preschool development grant. (HB996 HD2)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to EDU, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, WAM  SB1222
HB997
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) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/HSG, FIN  SB1223
HB998
Hawaii Public Housing Authority Lands; Public Lands
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Excludes from the definition of "public lands" in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, lands set aside by the governor to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) or lands to which the HPHA holds title. Requires legislative approval of the sale of lands to which the HPHA holds title.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1224
HB999 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Human Services; Civil Service; Exemptions
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.
Permanently exempts nine positions in the Department of Human Services from civil service. Temporarily exempts from civil service three positions in the Department of Human Services. (HB999 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 081, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) GVO/LCA, WAM  SB1225
HB1000 HD2
DHS; Child Care Providers; Criminal History; Enforcement
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
Requires criminal history checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the DHS. Clarifies information sharing duties and limitations. Increases penalties. Allows DHS to take both administrative and judicial action to enforce child care licensing provisions. (HB1000 HD2)
(H) 2/15/2019- 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) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  SB1226
HB1001
Department of Human Services; Integrated and Multigenerational Approach; Reduction of Intergenerational Poverty
RELATING TO POVERTY.
Requires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB1227
HB1002
Hospital Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH/HLT, FIN  SB1228
HB1003
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for two additional years. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH/HLT, FIN  SB1229
HB1004
Department of Human Services; Office of Youth Services; Youth Services Centers; Vocational Programming; Commercial Enterprises. ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMS.
Permits individual non-justice vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sales of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH/LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH/LAB, FIN  SB1230
HB1005
Spouse and Child Abuse Special Fund
RELATING TO THE SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.
Exempts the spouse and child abuse special fund from the central services assessment and administrative expense assessment. Amends the spouse and child abuse special fund to allow reimbursements received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in the year following the fiscal year in which the Title IV-E funds were expended, to be deposited and expended for state-funded share of spouse or child abuse and neglect prevention, intervention, and other related services. Replaces "account" with "fund," and deletes "department of human services" from the title.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB1231
HB1006
Child Safety
RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
Corrects an error in Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018; clarifies that section 350-2(f), Hawaii Revised Statutes, applies to exempt child care facilities.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HSH, JUD, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD  SB1232
HB1007 SD1
State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan; Roth Option
RELATING TO ADDING THE ROTH OPTION FOR THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.
Allow participants to make both pre-tax contributions and post-tax contributions to the State Deferred Compensation Plan. (SD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 086, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  SB1233
HB1008 HD1 SD1
Office of Collective Bargaining; DHRD; Chief Negotiator
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MANAGED COMPETITION.
Transfers the Office of Collective Bargaining and related organizational functions, including the Chief Negotiator position, from the Office of the Governor to DHRD. Renames the Office of Collective Bargaining and Managed Competition to the Office of Collective Bargaining. Eliminates references to managed competition in section 89A. Takes effect 1/1/2051. (SD1)
(S) 3/19/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  SB1234
HB1009 HD1 SD1
Motion Picture Theaters; Accommodations; Open Captioning
RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.
Requires a movie theater to provide at least two showings per week per movie offered with open movie captioning. Removes the option for a movie theater to provide eyewear to fulfill the open movie captioning requirement. Makes the open captioning requirement permanent by repealing the sunset date of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015. (SD1)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1235
HB1010
Persons with a Disability, Parking Meter Fees, Permit Confiscation Exemption
RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Clarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a distinguishing parking device, code, or placard. Repeals existing time limits for parking fee exemption. Makes the act of selling or buying a parking permit a misdemeanor. Provides that law enforcement may confiscate a parking permit that has been altered or is invalid. Clarifies the types of disabilities that qualify for a disability parking permit.
(H) 1/30/2019- Re-referred to HSH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 8 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  SB1236
HB1011
Department of Health; State Health Planning and Development Agency
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes State Health Planning and Development Agency to mandate the submission of Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) administrative data and healthcare services claims.
(H) 2/1/2019- Re-referred to HLT/HSH, FIN, referral sheet 10 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HSH, FIN  SB1237
HB1012 HD1
Executive Office on Aging; Special Fund; Medicaid ($)
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.
Creates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. (HB1012 HD1)
(H) 2/15/2019- 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) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB1238
HB1013 HD2 SD2
Emergency Mental Health Examination; Involuntary Hospitalization; Task Force
RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALIZATION.
Establishes an involuntary hospitalization task force to examine existing law and make recommendations to the legislature to reduce unnecessary emergency department admissions and improve access for MH-1 patients to the most appropriate level of care. (SD2)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 090, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1239
HB1014 HD1
Medicaid Waiver; Developmental Disabilities; Licensing Exemption
RELATING TO MEDICAID WAIVER.
Makes permanent license exemptions for home care agencies providing services under contract with the City and County of Honolulu and adds exemption for agencies serving only Medicaid waiver participants. (HB1014 HD1)
(H) 2/15/2019- 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) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB1240
HB1015 HD1
Greenhouse Gas Data; Department of Health
RELATING TO ENERGY DATA.
Permits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (HB1015 HD1)
(H) 2/13/2019- 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) Holt, McDermott, Nakamura, Ward excused (4). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP/EDB, FIN  SB1241
HB1016 HD1
Solid Waste Goals; Department of Health
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS.
Updates the Department of Health's solid waste management goals to align with the Aloha+ Challenge. (HB1016 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to AEN, CPH. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, CPH  SB1242
HB1017
Newborn Hearing Screening
RELATING TO NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING.
Amends the Newborn Hearing Screening statute to mandate reporting of diagnostic audiologic evaluation results to improve hearing follow-up of infants and to update definitions and terminology.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB1243
HB1018
Electronic Smoking Devices
RELATING TO THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Clarifies that liability for illegally selling tobacco products to persons under 21 is borne by the retail entity or individual who holds a valid permit to sell tobacco products, as opposed to an employee.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  SB1244
HB1019
County Authority on the Sale and Use of Tobacco Products
RELATING TO COUNTY AUTHORITY ON THE SALE AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Amends provisions relating to the preemption of local laws or ordinances that regulate the sale and use of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  SB1245
HB1020
Telehealth ($)
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent full-time State Telehealth Coordinator position.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB1246
HB1021
Flavored Tobacco Products; Tobacco Products
RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Prohibits the sale, offering for sale, furnishing, or distribution of any flavored tobacco product within the State effective 01/01/2020.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, CPC, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC  SB1247
HB1022
Minimum Wage.
RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
Provides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly rate that employers must pay employees, and increases the minimum wage each year from 2020 through 2024.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB1248
HB1023
Aquatic Resources; Commercial Marine Licenses
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
Clarifies that the Department of Land and Natural Resources has the authority to establish different types of commercial marine licenses, including but not limited to commercial marine vessel licenses, fishery and gear-specific commercial marine licenses, and full-time and part-time commercial marine licenses. Requires any person providing fishing charter or guide services, whether vessel-based or shore-based, to first obtain a commercial marine license.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/TRN, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/TRN, CPC, FIN  SB1249
HB1024
Marine Life Conservation Special Fund; User Fees
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION.
Establishes the Marine Life Conservation Special Fund. Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect nonresident user fees and require permits for entry into the boundaries of any marine life conservation district.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/EEP, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/EEP, FIN  SB1250
HB1025 HD1 SD2
BLNR; Public Lands; Lease Extension; Development Agreement
RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend certain leases of public lands for commercial, industrial, resort, or government use upon approval of a proposed development agreement to make substantial improvements to the existing improvements. Sunsets on 6/30/2024. (SD2)
(S) 4/26/2019- Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 870). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  SB1251
HB1026
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Public Lands; Rental Reduction of Waiver
RELATING TO RENTALS FOR PUBLIC LAND LEASES.
Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to approve rental reductions or waivers for leases on public lands that require substantial demolition or infrastructure improvement costs in order for the lessee to utilize the premises.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1252
HB1027 HD1
DLNR; Traffic Infractions; Decriminalization; Wildlife Areas
RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS ON CERTAIN STATE LANDS.
Decriminalizes traffic infractions within the Department of Land and Natural Resources' natural area reserves, game management areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and public hunting areas. Appropriates funds. (HB1027 HD1)
(H) 2/7/2019- 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) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1253
HB1028 HD1 SD1 CD1
Endangered Species Trust Fund; Fees and Assessments Charged
RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST FUND.
Expands the type of revenue that can be deposited into the Endangered Species Trust Fund. (HB1028 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 093, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN/WTL, WAM  SB1254
HB1029
Forest Stewardship Program
RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.
Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the Forest Stewardship Program.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/EEP, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/EEP, FIN  SB1255
HB1030
Destruction or Harvesting of Trees including Koa on State Lands; Forest Reserves Violations; Penalties
RELATING TO CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUBTITLE 4.
Amends fines for destroying or harvesting trees or tree products, including koa, on state forest reserves lands to an amount up to $10,000 or three times the market value at the time and place of the violation for each tree, whichever is greater, in addition to any costs associated with restoration or replacement of the habitat and damages to public land or natural resources, or any combination thereof. Clarifies that any person violating any provision of part II (Forest Reserves) of chapter 183, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, other than section 183-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Decriminalizes traffic infractions within forest reserves and sets fine amounts. Repeals the general penalty provision of section 183-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1256
HB1031
Mooring Fees; Liveaboard Fees; Appraisal; State Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT HARBOR FACILITIES.
Clarifies that certain fees for state small boat harbors shall be established by appraisal by a state-licensed appraiser approved by the Department of Land and Natural Resources and shall be set at fair market value. Clarifies fees charged for vessels used for commercial purposes.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  SB1257
HB1032 HD2 SD2 CD1
State Boating Facilities; DLNR; Manele Small Boat Harbor
RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.
Establishes a state boating facility lease pilot program to allow the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease Manele Small Boat Harbor in its entirety, and fast lands and submerged lands within it. (HB1032 CD1)
(S) 6/24/2019- Notice of Intent to veto dated 06-24-19 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202) SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  SB1258
HB1033 HD2 SD2 CD1
DLNR; DOBOR; Mandatory Vessel Insurance
RELATING TO MANDATORY VESSEL INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Requires owners of vessels over 26 feet and registered with DLNR or with a Coast Guard document number and owners of grounded vessels to obtain vessel insurance coverage of at least $100,000. Permits exemption for certain transient vessels. Requires DLNR to adopt rules. (HB1033 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 094, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  SB1259
HB1034
Natural Resources; Inspection
RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
Clarifies that any police officer or agent of the Department of Land and Natural Resources upon whom the Board of Land and Natural Resources has conferred police powers may, in the performance of their primary duties, inspect certain items for compliance with title 12, chapters 6D, 6E, and 6K, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and any rule adopted thereunder, relating to the protection and conservation of natural resources.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB1260
HB1035 HD1 SD1
Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws. (SD1)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:30PM in conference room 312. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC  SB1261
HB1036
Land Conservation Fund; Conveyance Tax
RELATING TO INCREASED FUNDING FOR LAND CONSERVATION.
Adjusts the proportion of conveyance tax revenues deposited into the Land Conservation Fund.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  SB1262
HB1037
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates section 329-38(i), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be consistent with federal law under Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations to allow for the use of either words or figures, not both, to indicate quantity where electronic prescriptions are permitted.
(H) 2/1/2019- Re-referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 10 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  SB1263
HB1038 HD1
Emergency Appropriation; Department of Public Safety ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to pay for the temporary housing of 248 inmates at a non-state facility for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2019, during work on capital improvements to the Halawa Correctional Facility, under DAGS Job No. 12-27-5644 – security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements. (HB1038 HD1)
(H) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, JUD, FIN  SB1264
HB1039
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Disclosure of Investigative Information
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Amends section 329-104(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose, at his discretion, confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System, more commonly known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, to authorized employees of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to PVM/HLT, JUD, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM/HLT, JUD  SB1265
HB1040
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates chapter 329-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by adding subsection (e) to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law as required under section 329-11.
(H) 2/13/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB1266
HB1041
Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2018; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2018. Clarifies wording regarding the Hawaii applicable exclusion amount.
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1267
HB1042 SD1
Required Information on Rent Collected on Behalf of an Owner of Real Property; Related Penalties
RELATING TO TAX REPORTING.
Revises the manner in which persons authorized to collect rent provide information to the Department of Taxation and requires (as opposed to permits) them to report the total amount of rent collected under sections 237-30.5 and 237D-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1268
HB1043 HD1 SD2
Tax Appeals; Tax Appeal Review Panel; Administrative Appeals and Dispute Resolution Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.
Replaces the tax boards of review with a single tax appeal review panel comprised of members who shall devote full time to their duties. Amends the grounds upon which an appeal to the administrative appeals and dispute resolution program may be made by disallowing appeals of proposed assessments. Allows any person who has already filed an appeal with a board of review to continue or withdraw their appeal and refile their appeal with the tax appeal review panel until 1/1/2021, at which point all remaining appeals before a board of review automatically transfer to the tax appeal review panel. Makes an appropriation. (SD2)
(H) 4/24/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 309. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB1269
HB1044
Net Income Tax; Sales Factor; Market-based Sourcing.
RELATING TO MARKET-BASED SOURCING.
Amends the rules for sourcing the sales factor for net income tax to impose market sourcing for sales of other than tangible personal property. Provides specific rules for intangibles and services.
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1270
HB1045
Tax Refund Offsets
RELATING TO TAX REFUND OFFSETS.
Clarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation.
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1271
HB1046
Tax Return Preparers; Preparer Tax Identification Number; Penalties
RELATING TO TAX RETURN PREPARERS.
Requires any tax preparer with a preparer tax identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to furnish the preparer's tax identification number on any return or claim for refund as required by the Department of Taxation. Authorizes the Department of Taxation to require preparer tax identification number disclosure on any form or document and provides penalties for failure to comply. Effective upon approval; provided that tax return preparers shall not be liable for penalties prior to January 1, 2020.
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1272
HB1047
Electronic Smoking
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING.
Repeals sections 4 and 5 of Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, which created an electronic smoking device retailer registration unit within the Department of the Attorney General and created a fine for delivery sales of electronic smoking devices to persons under the age of twenty-one. Amends chapter 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by clearly classifying e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid as tobacco products subject to the tobacco tax.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to HLT, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD, FIN  SB1273
HB1048
Fees for Fuel Tax, Liquor Tax, and Cigarette and Tobacco Tax
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION FEES.
Changes the fees for permits and licenses issued under chapters 243, 244D and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from specified amounts to reasonable fees established by rule adopted by the Department of Taxation.
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1274
HB1049 HD1
Taxation; Fuel Tax; Liquor Tax; Cigarette Tax and Tobacco Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Makes various technical amendments to chapters 231, 243, 244D, and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB1049 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1275
HB1050
Transportation; Motor Vehicle Inspections
RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
Expands authority of the Director of Transportation over required motor carrier vehicle inspections.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN  SB1276
HB1051
Motor Vehicle Registration
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
Amends the law relating to registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles of any motor carrier who has an outstanding federal out-of-service order.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, FIN  SB1277
HB1052
Electric Vehicle
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Clarifies provisions on electric vehicle charging and parking.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to EEP, TRN, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, TRN, FIN  SB1278
HB1053 HD1
DOT; State Civil Identification Cards
RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
Amends the mandatory inscription for civil identification cards to conform with the inscription currently in use. (HB1053 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Act 024, 03/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS, JDC  SB1279
HB1054
Transportation; Liquid Fuel Tax; Motor Vehicle; Registration; Weight Tax; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Increases the State Fuel Tax to generate additional revenues for the State Highway Fund by amending section 243-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Allows for increase in the state motor vehicle registration fee and deposits the money into the State Highway Fund by amending section 249-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Increases the state motor vehicle weight tax and deposits the money into the State Highway Fund by amending section 249-33, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, FIN  SB1280
HB1055
Department of Transportation; Airport; Airports Corporation. ($)
RELATING TO AIRPORTS.
To establish the Hawaii airports corporation, which shall assume all of the authority, powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department of transportation related to aeronautics and airports, including responsibility for the development, management, operation, and maintenance of the State's airports.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRN, LAB/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, LAB/JUD, FIN  SB1281
HB1056
UH; Scholarships ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
Provides scholarships for the unmet need of qualified students at any four-year UH campus who meet certain criteria.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to LHE, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, FIN  SB1282
HB1057
University of Hawaii; Tuition and Fees Special Fund
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION AND FEES SPECIAL FUND.
Repeal the requirement that each UH campus prepare an operations plan, to be reviewed by the President and VP for Budget and Finance and CFO of UH, for each fiscal year. Repeal the requirement that the moneys in the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for each UH campus to lapse to the credit of Program ID No. UOH900 (University of Hawaii, system wide support).
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to LHE, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, FIN  SB1283
HCR7
Approved transfer of the leased fee; TMK No. 1-2-1-051:004
APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE LEASED FEE INTEREST IN A PORTION OF 610 COOKE STREET, HONOLULU, HAWAII, TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
(H) 3/27/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Creagan, DeCoite, Holt, McKelvey excused (4). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN
HCR8
Approved the sale of TMK No. 1-9-4-5-34-119
APPROVING THE SALE OF THE LEASED FEE INTEREST IN 94-940 MEHEULA PARKWAY, NO. 252, MILILANI, HAWAII.
(H) 3/21/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cabanilla Arakawa, Holt, Tokioka, Yamane excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN
HCR9
DLNR; Tax Map Key: (1) 4-5-058: seaward of 030
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING PIER AND SEAWALL, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
(H) 3/21/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Perruso, Thielen, Wildberger voting no (3) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cabanilla Arakawa, Holt, Tokioka, Yamane excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN
HCR10
DLNR; Tax Map Key: (1) 4-5-058:121 and (1) 4-5-058
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING PIER, SEAWALL, AND EAVE, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
(H) 3/21/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen, Wildberger voting no (2) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cabanilla Arakawa, Holt, Tokioka, Yamane excused (5). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN
SB126 SD1 HD1
Budget; Governor's Messages; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds and positions to fulfill requests made by the Governor. Appropriates funds. (SB126 HD1)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB964
SB1166
Industrial Hemp Pilot Program; Licenses
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Prevents re-licensing of previously violative entities, requires landowner consent to hemp growth on the land prior to licensure, and allows the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to limit the number of licenses allotted for proper program management.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to AEN, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, JDC  HB939
SB1167 SD1 HD1
Agricultural Enterprises; Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.
Establishes a new Agricultural Enterprise Program within the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the Department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund. Makes an appropriation. (SB1167 HD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 960). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB940
SB1168 SD1
Employee's Designation of Beneficiary Form
RELATING TO EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM.
Allows a state department employee's designation of beneficiary form to be kept in the department where the employee is employed. Eliminates the requirement that the designation be a verified written statement. Takes effect on 1/1/2051. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC  HB941
SB1169
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.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB942
SB1170 SD1
Professionally Licensed or Certified Government Employees; Tort Liability; Exclusive State Liability
RELATING TO PROFESSIONALLY LICENSED OR CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
Clarifies that the State shall be exclusively liable for claims for injury or loss of property, or personal injury or death, resulting from the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any professionally licensed or certified employee of the State while acting within the scope of the employee's office or employment. Precludes civil actions or proceedings for money damages against the employee, except for claims based on liability other than an employee's scope of employment with the State or other employer. Clarifies liability when the State agrees to assume full or partial responsibility in a civil action against a professional licensed or certified employee. (SD1)
(S) 2/13/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB943
SB1171 SD1
Nonprofit Corporations; Directors; Board; Public Benefit Corporations
RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.
Amends chapter 414D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to: clarify that a public benefit corporation may not purchase its memberships; clarify that a person who does not have authority to vote as a member of the board is not a director; clarify that a corporation with members may designate its directors; increases the length of time that the Attorney General has to review proposed sale of substantially all of the assets of public benefit corporations other than in the regular course of its activities; permits electronic or digital signatures to constitute written consent if reasonable measures are used to authenticate the signatures; and makes housekeeping amendments. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB944
SB1172 SD1
Charitable Organizations; Professional Solicitors; Commercial Co-venturers
RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Amends chapter 467B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to replace the term "gross revenue" with "total revenue" and define the term "total revenue" for purposes of calculating the annual filing fee, clarify when professional solicitors must file financial reports, clarify when commercial co-venturers must provide a charitable organization with an accounting and the date by which benefit must be conferred, clarify when charitable organizations must submit audited financial statements, and make other housekeeping amendments. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB945
SB1173 SD1 HD1 CD1
Child Support; Income Withholding; Employer; Fines; CSEA; Fees
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withhold support from income or pay the amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Amends the amount of the annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to be in compliance with federal regulations. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 067, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB946
SB1174 SD1
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Fees
RELATING TO HAWAII CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER FEES.
Provides authority for the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to set and collect reasonable and necessary fees for services provided. (SD1)
(S) 2/12/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB947
SB1175
Covered Offender Registration
RELATING TO COVERED OFFENDER REGISTRATION.
Requires registration of defendants who have had covered offenses dismissed due to mental or physical disease, disorder, or defect or have been involuntarily hospitalized in lieu of prosecution; clarifies and that criminal justice agencies may access registration information.
(S) 2/26/2019- The committee on JDC deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  HB948
SB1176 SD2 HD1 CD1
False Claims to the State; Civil Penalties; Increase; Federal Law
RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE.
Amends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases where state money is taken illegally and False Claims Act prosecution is successful. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 068, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB949
SB1177
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT.
Establishes in the Department of the Attorney General a program responsible for issuing credentials to qualified law enforcement officers pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, as amended.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to PSM, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  HB950
SB1178
Relating to Manslaughter
RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER.
Amends section 707-702(1), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to authorize manslaughter prosecutions for dangerous drug distribution that results in overdose deaths.
(S) 2/22/2019- The committee on JDC deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  HB951
SB1179
Law Enforcement Standards Board ($)
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS BOARD.
Clarifies membership and certain powers and duties of the Law Enforcement Standards Board, establishes new and more realistic deadlines for the completion of board responsibilities, and provides appropriate funds and resources to enable the board to accomplish its mission.
(S) 2/5/2019- Re-Referred to JDC, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB952
SB1180
Energy Assurance; Energy Resources; Energy Emergency Preparedness; Petroleum Shortage
RELATING TO ENERGY ASSURANCE.
Addresses deficiencies in Hawaii's fuel shortage response and energy emergency (energy assurance) statutes; provides policy guidance on preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against any actual or potential energy supply disruption or shortage to preserve the State's energy security and to ensure that fuel products and energy resources are made available to emergency services and the public in an orderly, efficient, and safe manner.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to EET/PSM, JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EET/PSM, JDC/WAM  HB953
SB1181
Public lands; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Clarifies that lands set aside to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation by the Governor or leased to the Corporation by other State departments and agencies are exempt from the definition of "public lands."
(S) 1/30/2019- Re-Referred to WTL/HOU/GVO, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/HOU/GVO, WAM  HB954
SB1182
Housing Loan And Mortgage Program
RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.
Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount.
(S) 1/29/2019- Re-Referred to HOU, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  HB955
SB1183
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to HOU, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  HB956
SB1184
Taxation; Exemptions from General Excise Tax for Certified or Approved Housing Projects
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Repeals county authority to exempt certified or approved housing projects from general excise taxes and requires all rental projects certified or approved under 201H-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to undergo annual rent recertifications.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to PSM/HOU, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/HOU, WAM  HB957
SB1185
Lands Controlled by the State; Exemption from Legislative Approval of Sale or Gift of Lands
RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Exempts from legislative approval the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to WTL/PSM/HOU, CPH/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/PSM/HOU, CPH/WAM  HB958
SB1186
Affordable Homeownership; Qualified Nonprofit Housing Trust Program; Self-Help Homeownership Housing Revolving Fund Program ($)
RELATING TO HOMEOWNERSHIP.
Establishes an interim construction financing program for qualified nonprofit housing trust organizations that develop affordable for-sale homes for Hawaii residents. Establishes a Self-Help Homeownership Housing Revolving Fund to provide loans to nonprofit housing development organizations for development of affordable homeownership housing projects under a self-help housing program.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to HOU, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  HB959
SB1187 HD1
Housing; Eligible Affordable Housing Projects in Community Development Districts
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
Requires eligible affordable housing projects in community development districts to engage in formal consultation with the Hawaii Community Development Authority. (SB1187 HD1)
(H) 3/14/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Takumi excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, JUD, FIN  HB960
SB1188 SD1 HD1 CD1
Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Community Development Authority ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its payroll, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. (CD1)
(S) 5/15/2019- Act 034, 05/15/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB961
SB1189 SD1
Affordable Housing; Front Street Apartments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Makes technical and housekeeping amendments to Act 150, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018. Authorizes the expenditure of funds from the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund for the acquisition of the ground lease on the Front Street Apartments property. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  HB962
SB1190 SD2 HD2
Leases; HHFDC; Leasehold Condominiums on State Land
RELATING TO LEASEHOLD CONDOMINIUMS ON LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Authorizes HHFDC to enter into 99-year leases for residential condominium units developed on state lands. Exempts certain land from the definition of public land. Subjects certain land to the legislative approval requirement for the sale or gift of the lands. (SB1190 HD2)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 423. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB963
SB1191 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (1) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (1) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1191 HD1)
(H) 3/20/2019- 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) Belatti, Yamane excused (2). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB965
SB1192 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 047, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB966
SB1193 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (3) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1193 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB967
SB1194 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (4) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1194 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB968
SB1195 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (5) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 048, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB969
SB1196 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (6) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (6) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1196 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB970
SB1197 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items, Collective Bargaining Units (1), (7), and (10); Health Premium Payments ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (1), (7), and (10) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 049, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB971
SB1198 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items: Collective Bargaining Unit (8) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1198 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB972
SB1199 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (9) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1199 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB973
SB1200 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (10) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (10) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1200 HD1)
(H) 3/20/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Yamane excused (2). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB974
SB1201 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (11) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 050, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB975
SB1202 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (13) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1202 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB976
SB1203 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (14) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1203 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB977
SB1204 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Conforming Amendments; Beneficiaries
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND DEFINITIONS.
Amends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits. Updates references related to marriage to account for civil unions in interpreting who is a "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary". (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 051, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB978
SB1205
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS.
Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary" and references to marriages in relation to civil unions.
(S) 2/7/2019- The committee on LCA deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC/WAM  HB979
SB1206 SD1
General Obligation Bond Premiums; Eligible Expenditures
RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PREMIUMS.
Amends section 39-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to authorize premiums received from the sale of general obligation bonds to be used for eligible capital expenditures pursuant to section 39-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB980
SB1207
Employees' Retirement System; Recovery of Retirement Benefit Overpayments
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Authorizes the Employees' Retirement System to recover overpaid benefit payments.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to LCA, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  HB981
SB1208
University of Hawaii; Expenditure Ceiling; Grants
RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.
Clarifies the type of public notice required for reporting the redetermination of the University of Hawaii's allotment ceiling, the state growth rate and expenditure ceiling, and the release of grants.
(S) 1/30/2019- Re-Referred to HRE, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HRE, WAM  HB982
SB1209
Amends the distribution of state transient accommodations tax.
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Amends section 237D-6.5 to increase the distribution of state tax revenues to support natural resources programs, replaces the fixed appropriation amount with a percent distribution to each county.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to PSM/WTL/EET, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/WTL/EET, WAM  HB983
SB1210 SD1 HD1 CD1
Insurance; NAIC; Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act; Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Meets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. Takes effect 1/1/20. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 071, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB984
SB1211
Insurance; Insurance Commissioner; Forms; Vehicle Protection Product Warrantors; Service Contract Providers
RELATING TO FORMS SUBMITTED TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
Removes the requirement that a vehicle protection product warrantor and a service contract provider submit to the Insurance Commissioner a copy of each warranty or service contract form proposed for use in the State.
(S) 4/24/2019- Act 016, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB985
SB1212 SD1 HD1 CD1
Third Party Administrator; Insurance; Insurance Commissioner
RELATING TO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
Requires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 072, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB986
SB1213 SD1 HD1 CD1
DCCA; Procurement; Protests; Bid Challenge; Filing Fee
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FILING FEE.
Requires a party initiating a bid challenge to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a non-refundable filing fee for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 073, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB987
SB1214 SD1
Mortgage Loan Originators; Mortgage Loan Origination; Transitional Authority; Temporary Transitional Authority; Temporary License; SAFE Act
RELATING TO TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY.
Implements section 106 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 115-174, by providing one hundred twenty-day temporary transitional authority to originate loans in this State for loan originators moving from a depository institution to a non-depository institution and state-licensed loan originators moving interstate. Effective 11/24/2019. (SD1)
(S) 2/8/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB988
SB1215
Mortgage Servicers; Commissioner of Financial Institutions; Unlicensed Persons; Cease and Desist; Consent Order; Chapter 91; Administrative Proceeding; Rules; NMLS; Violation
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.
Authorizes the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to modify requirements and make new requirements in chapter 454M, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to implement changes and improvements made to NLMS. Authorizes the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to issue cease and desist orders against licensees and unlicensed persons and to enter into consent orders.
(S) 2/12/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB989
SB1216 SD1
Department of Defense Facilities; Operating Costs Recoupment
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES.
Allows the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary facility use of department facilities to the public. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  HB990
SB1217
State Military Forces
RELATING TO STATE MILITARY FORCES.
Applies the protections of civil relief for state military forces to persons serving on full time National Guard duty under title 32 United States Code and to bring provisions in line with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, codified in 50 United States Code chapter 50 (§§3901-4043).
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  HB991
SB1218
Car Registration Fee Exemption For Disabled Veterans
RELATING TO CAR REGISTRATION FEE EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS.
Repeals requirement that a disabled veteran be in receipt of disability retirement pay in order to be exempt from the payment of annual vehicle registration fees.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRS/PSM, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS/PSM, WAM  HB992
SB1219 SD1
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; Emergency Management Reserve Corps; Comprehensive Emergency Plan; Emergency Funding Authorization
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Transfers personnel employment responsibilities, coordination duties, and emergency management reserve corps responsibilities from the director to the administrator. Amends county emergency operations plan requirements. Increases the maximum amount the governor may expend from the major disaster fund during a single emergency or disaster. Authorizes the administrator to pay emergency management reserve corps members for emergency response activities, rather than training only. Requires the Hawaii emergency management agency to prepare a comprehensive emergency plan, adopt standards for county emergency management plans, and recommend emergency prevention and mitigation measures related to building codes, zoning, and land use controls to the Legislature, among other requirements. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  HB993
SB1220 SD1
Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program; Suspension and Expulsion
RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
Prohibits the suspension and expulsion of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to LHE, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, JUD, FIN  HB994
SB1221 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Teachers; Education; Charter School Commission; Report Requirements
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
Clarifies delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications. Clarifies reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schools, including the number of classrooms without a licensed teacher during the school year. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 079, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, FIN  HB995
SB1222
Charter School Prekindergarten Classrooms ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE THE CURRENT FEDERALLY FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS.
Appropriates moneys for school year 2019-2020 to the State Public Charter School Commission to maintain and continue the current federally funded eighteen existing charter school prekindergarten classrooms that were provided for by the federal Preschool Development Grant of 2015.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to EDU, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, WAM  HB996
SB1223 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaiian Home Lands; Affordable Housing Credits; Counties
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
Extends the sunset date of Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended, which requires each county to issue affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. Extends the sunset date of Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits for each residential unit, or if allowed under the county's affordable housing program, vacant lot, developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 080, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB997
SB1224 SD2
Hawaii Public Housing Authority Lands; Public Lands
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Excludes lands set aside by the governor to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and lands to which the Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of "public lands" in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, provided that the lands are not sold in fee simple. Requires legislative approval of the sale of lands to which the Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 28 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG/WLH, JUD, FIN  HB998
SB1225
Department of Human Services; Positions Exempted from Civil Service
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.
Permanently exempts from civil service the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; the Executive Director of the State Commission on Fatherhood; in the Med-QUEST Division: division administrator, finance officer, health care services branch administrator, medical director, clinical standards administrator; and in the Director's office of the Department of Human Services: the enterprise officer, information security and privacy compliance officer, security and privacy compliance engineer, and security and privacy compliance analyst. Temporarily exempts from civil service in the med-QUEST division: the research/health analytics manager; and in the director's office of the Department of Human services: the community/project development director, the policy director, and the special assistant to the Director.
(S) 2/14/2019- The committee on LCA deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) GVO/LCA, WAM  HB999
SB1226 SD2 HD1 CD1
Child Care; Criminal History Record Checks; Records; Deficiencies and Complaints; Reports of Death or Injury; Release of Information; Penalties; Administrative and Judicial Action
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
Requires criminal history record checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services. Clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it receives a report of death or injury of a child in a child care setting. Addresses the release of information pending an investigation. Increases penalties and clarifies that the Department of Human Services may take administrative and judicial action to enforce child care licensing requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 083, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB1000
SB1227 HD1
DHS; Integrated and Multigenerational Approach; Poverty
RELATING TO POVERTY.
Requires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (SB1227 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1001
SB1228
Hospital Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM  HB1002
SB1229
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for two additional years. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM  HB1003
SB1230 SD2 HD1
Office of Youth Services; Commercial Enterprises; Revolving Fund ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMS.
Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund. Appropriates funds. (SB1230 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 225. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1004
SB1231 HD2 CD1
Spouse and Child Abuse Special Fund; Federal Reimbursements; Department of Human Services
RELATING TO THE SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.
Amends the name and purpose of the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account to allow the Department of Human Services to retain federal reimbursements for expenditure of funds for child and spousal abuse prevention and intervention under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, up to a specified maximum amount. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 084, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1005
SB1232 SD1 HD1 CD1
Child Safety; Child Care Facilities; Reports of Abuse or Neglect
RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
Authorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose, upon consent, confirmed reports of child abuse or neglect to any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in an exempt or excluded child care facility. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 085, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD  HB1006
SB1233 SD1
State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan; Roth Option
RELATING TO ADDING THE ROTH OPTION FOR THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.
Amends section 88E-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow participants to make both pre-tax contributions and post-tax contributions to the State Deferred Compensation Plan. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC/WAM  HB1007
SB1234 SD1
Office of Collective Bargaining and Managed Competition
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MANAGED COMPETITION.
Transfers the office of collective bargaining, including the position of chief negotiator, to the department of human resources development. Eliminates references to managed competition in chapter 89A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  HB1008
SB1235
Motion Picture Theater Accommodation; Closed Captioning; Open Movie Captioning; Audio Description
RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.
Repeals the sunset date from Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015 as amended by Act 211, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, , and makes permanent the requirement applicable to motion pictures produced and distributed with open movie captioning and audio descriptions.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB1009
SB1236 SD2 HD2 CD1
Persons with a Disability; Parking Meter Fees; Permit Confiscation; Exemption
RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Clarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a disabled paid parking exemption permit. Clarifies that the time limits for the parking fee exemption applies to unattended pay stations as well as meters. Requires, beginning 7/1/2021, that drivers display a paid parking exemption permit to be allowed to park without payment for the first two-and-a-half hours, or the maximum time a meter allows, whichever is longer. Makes the unauthorized act of selling or buying a disability parking permit a misdemeanor. Provides that law enforcement may confiscate a disability parking permit that has been altered or is invalid. Clarifies the types of disabilities that qualify for a disability parking permit. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 087, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB1010
SB1237 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Health; State Health Planning and Development Agency; Medicare Part C
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care services claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or its designee. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 088, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HSH, FIN  HB1011
SB1238 SD1 HD1 CD1
Executive Office on Aging; Special Fund; Medicaid; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.
Creates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 089, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1012
SB1239
Emergency Mental Health Examination; Designation of Emergency Departments by the Director of Health
RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALIZATION.
Permits the Director of Health to designate emergency departments to which persons requiring emergency mental health treatment may be taken by law enforcement.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH/PSM, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH/PSM, JDC  HB1013
SB1240 SD1 HD1 CD1
Medicaid Waiver; Department of Health; Service Provider Agencies; Home Care Agencies
RELATING TO MEDICAID WAIVER.
Adds an exception to the department of health home care agency licensing requirements for medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to medicaid waiver participants. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 091, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1014
SB1241 SD1 HD1 CD1
Greenhouse Gas Data; Department of Health
RELATING TO ENERGY DATA.
Permits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 092, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN  HB1015
SB1242 SD2 HD1
Solid Waste Goals; DOH
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS.
Amends DOH's solid waste management goals by repealing outdated goals, reducing solid waste stream prior to disposal by seventy per cent by January 1, 2030, and establishing a goal of source reduction of fifty per cent by 2030. (SB1242 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 809). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, JUD  HB1016
SB1243 SD1
Newborn Hearing Screening; Department of Health; Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation
RELATING TO NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING.
Amends the State newborn hearing screening program to mandate reporting of diagnostic audiologic evaluation results, improve hearing follow-up of infants, and update definitions and terminology. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  HB1017
SB1244 SD2 HD2
Electronic Smoking Devices; Tobacco Products; Underage Sales of Tobacco Products; Penalties
RELATING TO THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Establishes a schedule of penalties for employees and holders of retail tobacco permits or persons registered to sell electronic cigarette smoking devices who illegally sell tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21. (SB1244 HD2)
(H) 3/22/2019- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Yamane excused (2). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD, FIN  HB1018
SB1245
County Authority on the Sale and Use of Tobacco Products
RELATING TO COUNTY AUTHORITY ON THE SALE AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Amends provisions relating to the preemption of local laws or ordinances that regulate the sale and use of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to PSM/CPH, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/CPH, JDC  HB1019
SB1246 SD2 HD2 CD1
Telehealth; State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council; State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the Advisory Council on 7/1/2022. Establishes the Telehealth Administrative Simplification Working Group to research, make recommendations, and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  HB1020
SB1247
Flavored Tobacco Products; Tobacco Products
RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Prohibits the sale, offering for sale, furnishing, or distribution of any flavored tobacco product within the State effective 01/01/2020.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH, JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC/WAM  HB1021
SB1248
Minimum Wage.
RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
Provides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly rate that employers must pay employees, and increases the minimum wage each year from 2020 through 2024.
(S) 1/31/2019- The committee on LCA deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, WAM  HB1022
SB1249 SD1
Aquatic Resources; Commercial Marine Vessel Licenses
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
Clarifies that the Department of Land and Natural Resources has the authority to establish different types of commercial marine licenses, including commercial marine vessel licenses. Requires any person providing fishing charter services, whether vessel-based or shore-based, to first obtain a commercial marine license. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to CPH/JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/AEN, CPH/JDC  HB1023
SB1250
Marine Life Conservation Special Fund; User Fees
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION.
Establishes the Marine Life Conservation Special Fund. Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect nonresident user fees and require permits for entry into the boundaries of any marine life conservation district.
(S) 2/4/2019- The committee on WTL deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  HB1024
SB1251 SD1
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Public Lands; Lease Extension; Development Agreement
RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
Authorizes the BLNR to extend the rental period or term of leases of public lands for commercial or industrial use upon approval of a proposed development agreement to make substantial improvements to the existing improvements as long as the length of any extension granted does not extend the original lease term by more than 40 years. Establishes causes of economic hardship for which BLNR may modify or eliminate any of the existing statutory restrictions, extend or modify the rental period, or extend the term of these leases and amends the conditions for BLNR's approval of any modification, elimination, or extension. Repeals on           . Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  HB1025
SB1252 SD1
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Public Lands; Lease Rental Reduction or Waiver
RELATING TO RENTALS FOR PUBLIC LAND LEASES.
Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to approve rental reductions or waivers for lease rentals on public lands that require substantial demolition or infrastructure improvement costs in order for the lessee to utilize the premises. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  HB1026
SB1253 SD1
Traffic Infractions; Decriminalization
RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS ON CERTAIN STATE LANDS.
Decriminalizes traffic infractions within natural area reserves, game management areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and public hunting areas. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/TRS, JDC/WAM  HB1027
SB1254 SD1
Endangered Species Trust Fund; Fees and Assessments Charged
RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST FUND.
Expands the type of revenue that can be deposited into the Endangered Species Trust Fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to EEP/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP/WLH, FIN  HB1028
SB1255 SD2
Forest Stewardship Program; Forest Stewardship Fund
RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.
Clarifies the purpose of and inclusion of privately managed forests in the forest stewardship program and the conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the program. Increases maximum payments from the forest stewardship fund available to landowners for assistance in developing and implementing an approved management plan. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH/EEP, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/EEP, FIN  HB1029
SB1256 SD1
Destruction or Harvesting of Trees including Koa on State Lands; Forest Reserves Violations; Penalties
RELATING TO CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUBTITLE 4.
Amends fines for destroying or harvesting trees or tree products, including koa, on state forest reserves lands to an amount up to $10,000 or three times the market value at the time and place of the violation for each tree, whichever is greater, in addition to any costs associated with restoration or replacement of the habitat and damages to public land or natural resources, or any combination thereof. Clarifies that any person violating any provision of part II (Forest Reserves) of chapter 183, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, other than section 183-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Decriminalizes traffic infractions within forest reserves and sets fine amounts. Repeals the general penalty provision of section 183-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/15/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/TRS, JDC/WAM  HB1030
SB1257 SD2 HD2
DLNR; Mooring Fees; Liveaboard Fees; State Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT HARBOR FACILITIES.
Amends the various fees the Department of Land and Natural Resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors. Amends the manner in which those fees are applied. (SB1257 HD2)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 10:30AM in conference room 312. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB1031
SB1258 SD1
State Boating Facilities; Disposition
RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.
Allows the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) to lease any existing state boating facility in its entirety, and fast lands and submerged lands within any existing state boating facility, by public auction, request for proposals, or direct negotiation for private development, management, and operation after making a finding that the lessee has met certain community involvement requirements. Clarifies that legislative approval is not required to award a lease. Repeals fast lands and submerged lands lease requirements specific to Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Takes effect on 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH/EEP, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH/EEP, FIN  HB1032
SB1259 SD1
Mandatory Vessel Insurance
RELATING TO MANDATORY VESSEL INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Requires owners of vessels originally manufactured at a length of 26 feet or more, or less than 26 feet if the vessel is grounded, who are required to be registered with the State or required to be documented by the United States Coast Guard, to obtain marine insurance. Specifies the type and minimum amount of marine insurance coverage required. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to exempt certain transient vessels from the marine insurance requirement, under certain conditions. Authorizes the Department to adopt administrative rules concerning marine insurance. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, CPC, FIN  HB1033
SB1260 SD1
Natural Resources; Inspection; Warrantless Administrative Inspection
RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
Clarifies that any police officer or agent of the Department of Land and Natural Resources upon whom the Board of Land and Natural Resources has conferred police powers may, in the performance of their primary duties and without a warrant, inspect certain items for compliance with title 12, chapters 6D, 6E, and 6K, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and any rule adopted thereunder, relating to the protection and conservation of natural resources. Requires a person to exhibit certain items upon demand by any person authorized by the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enforce title 12, chapters 6D, 6E, and 6K, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and any rule adopted thereunder. Takes effect on 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/13/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC  HB1034
SB1261 SD2
Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws. (SD2)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, JUD, FIN  HB1035
SB1262 SD1
Land Conservation Fund; Conveyance Tax; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INCREASED FUNDING FOR LAND CONSERVATION.
Adjusts the proportion of conveyance tax revenues deposited into the Land Conservation Fund. Appropriates funds from the land conservation fund for resource land acquisition. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S) 2/13/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  HB1036
SB1263 SD1 HD1 CD1
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Electronic Prescription; Schedule V
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Amends the Uniform Controlled Substance Act by updating Schedule V and amending requirements for electronic prescriptions, for consistency with federal law. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 095, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  HB1037
SB1264
Emergency Appropriation; Department of Public Safety ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to pay for the temporary housing of 248 inmates at a non-state facility for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2019, during work on capital improvements to the Halawa Correctional Facility, under DAGS Job No. Job No. 12-27-5644 – security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements.
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to PVM/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM/JUD, FIN  HB1038
SB1265
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Disclosure of Investigative Information
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Amends section 329-104(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose, at his discretion, confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System, more commonly known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, to authorized employees of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to PSM/CPH, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/CPH, JDC  HB1039
SB1266
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates chapter 329-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by adding subsection (e) to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law as required under section 329-11.
(S) 2/13/2019- The committee on CPH deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB1040
SB1267
Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2018; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2018. Clarifies wording regarding the Hawaii applicable exclusion amount.
(S) 2/6/2019- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  HB1041
SB1268 SD1
Required Information on Rent Collected on Behalf of an Owner of Real Property; Related Penalties
RELATING TO TAX REPORTING.
Revises the manner in which persons authorized to collect rent provide information to the Department of Taxation and requires (as opposed to permits) them to report the total amount of rent collected under sections 237-30.5 and 237D-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1042
SB1269 SD1
Tax Appeals; Tax Appeal Review Panel; Administrative Appeals and Dispute Resolution Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.
Replaces the tax boards of review with a single tax appeal review panel comprised of members who shall devote full time to their duties. Amends the grounds upon which an appeal to the administrative appeals and dispute resolution program may be made by disallowing appeals of proposed assessments. Allows any person who has already filed an appeal with a board of review to choose to either continue their appeal with the board of review or withdraw their appeal and re-file their appeal with the tax appeal review panel until January 1, 2021, at which point all remaining appeals before a board of review automatically transfer to the tax appeal review panel. (SD1)
(S) 2/13/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB1043
SB1270
Net Income Tax; Sales Factor; Market-based Sourcing.
RELATING TO MARKET-BASED SOURCING.
Amends the rules for sourcing the sales factor for net income tax to impose market sourcing for sales of other than tangible personal property. Provides specific rules for intangibles and services.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  HB1044
SB1271 SD1 HD1
Tax Refund Offsets; DAGS; DOTAX
RELATING TO TAX REFUND OFFSETS.
Clarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation. (SB1271 HD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 097, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1045
SB1272
Tax Return Preparers; Preparer Tax Identification Number; Penalties
RELATING TO TAX RETURN PREPARERS.
Requires any tax preparer with a preparer tax identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to furnish the preparer's tax identification number on any return or claim for refund as required by the Department of Taxation. Authorizes the Department of Taxation to require preparer tax identification number disclosure on any form or document and provides penalties for failure to comply. Effective upon approval; provided that tax return preparers shall not be liable for penalties prior to January 1, 2020.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to WAM/JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM/JDC  HB1046
SB1273
Electronic Smoking
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING.
Repeals sections 4 and 5 of Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, which created an electronic smoking device retailer registration unit within the Department of the Attorney General and created a fine for delivery sales of electronic smoking devices to persons under the age of twenty-one. Amends chapter 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by clearly classifying e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid as tobacco products subject to the tobacco tax.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to CPH, JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  HB1047
SB1274 SD1
DOTAX; Fuel Tax Fees; Liquor Tax Fees; Cigarette Tax and Tobacco Tax Fees
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION FEES.
Changes the fees for certain permits and licenses issued pursuant to chapters 243, 244D and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from specified amounts to reasonable fees to be established by Department of Taxation rule. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1048
SB1275 SD1
Taxation; Technical Amendments; Tax Administration
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Makes various technical amendments to chapters 231, 243, 244D, and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
(H) 3/7/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1049
SB1276 SD2
Transportation; Motor Vehicle Inspections; Administrative Rules
RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
Expands the authority of the Director of Transportation over required motor carrier vehicle inspections. Authorizes the Director of Transportation to adopt administrative rules related to fees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/22/2019- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Yamane excused (2). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN  HB1050
SB1277 SD2 HD1
Motor Vehicle Registration; Federal Out-of-Service Order
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
Amends the law relating to registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles of any motor carrier who has an outstanding federal out-of-service order. Adds a definition for "out-of-service order". (SB1277 HD1)
(H) 3/19/2019- 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) Belatti, Quinlan, Yamane excused (3). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, FIN  HB1051
SB1278
Electric Vehicle
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Clarifies provisions on electric vehicle charging and parking.
(S) 2/8/2019- The committee on EET deferred the measure. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS/EET, WAM  HB1052
SB1279 SD1
Transportation; State Identification Cards
RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
Amends the mandatory inscription on civil identification cards. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS, JDC  HB1053
SB1280
Transportation; Liquid Fuel Tax; Motor Vehicle; Registration; Weight Tax; State Highway Fund; Operations; Maintenance ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Increases the State Fuel Tax to generate additional revenues for the State Highway Fund by amending section 243-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Allows for increase in the state motor vehicle registration fee and deposits the money into the State Highway Fund by amending section 249-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Increases the state motor vehicle weight tax and deposits the money into the State Highway Fund by amending section 249-33, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRS/PSM, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS/PSM, WAM  HB1054
SB1281
Department of Transportation; Airport; Airports Corporation. ($)
RELATING TO AIRPORTS.
To establish the Hawaii airports corporation, which shall assume all of the authority, powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department of transportation related to aeronautics and airports, including responsibility for the development, management, operation, and maintenance of the State's airports.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to TRS, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRS, WAM  HB1055
SB1282
UH; Scholarships ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
Provides scholarships for the unmet need of qualified students at any four-year UH campus who meet certain criteria.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to HRE, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HRE, WAM  HB1056
SB1283
University of Hawaii; Tuition and Fees Special Fund
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION AND FEES SPECIAL FUND.
Repeal the requirement that each UH campus prepare an operations plan, to be reviewed by the President and VP for Budget and Finance and CFO of UH, for each fiscal year. Repeal the requirement that the moneys in the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for each UH campus to lapse to the credit of Program ID No. UOH900 (University of Hawaii, system wide support).
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to HRE, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HRE, WAM  HB1057
SCR13

APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE LEASED FEE INTEREST IN A PORTION OF 610 COOKE STREET, HONOLULU, HAWAII, TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to WTL, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM
SCR14

APPROVING THE SALE OF THE LEASED FEE INTEREST IN 94-940 MEHEULA PARKWAY, NO. 252, MILILANI, HAWAII.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to WTL, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM
SCR15

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING PIER AND SEAWALL, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
(S) 4/23/2019- Resolution adopted in final form. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN
SCR16

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING PIER, SEAWALL, AND EAVE, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
(S) 4/23/2019- Resolution adopted in final form. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN