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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
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
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)
(S) 2/18/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  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 HD2
Hawaii State Energy Office; Chief Energy Officer; Energy Resources; Energy Emergency Preparedness; Shortage
RELATING TO ENERGY ASSURANCE.
Requires the Hawaii state energy office to conduct analyses in relation to the State's energy production and distribution. Clarifies the confidentiality in information received by the Hawaii state energy office and PUC. Clarifies the governor's and Chief energy officer's powers and procedures during a shortage. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD2)
(H) 2/14/2020- 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) Holt, Takayama excused (2). 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). 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
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
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)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). 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) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. 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) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). 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)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). 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) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. 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 SD1
Taxation; Administration of Taxes; 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. (SD1)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 536). 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 HD1
Electric Vehicle; Charging Stations; Parking Fee Exemption; Airports; Enforcement.
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Limits electric vehicles' (EV) parking fee exemption to four hours. Excludes airports from the EV parking fee exemption. Extends sunset date of Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, until EVs are 10 percent of registered vehicles in the State. Requires certain places of public accommodation to make reasonable efforts to maintain EV charging stations in working order. Requires new EV charging systems installed pursuant to the EV charging system requirement to be at least Level 2 and network capable. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/7/2020- Re-referred to EEP, TRN, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 21 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, TRN, LMG, FIN  SB1278
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
HB2200 HD1 SD1
State Executive Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Adjusts and makes additional appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 to fund the operations of executive branch agencies and programs. (SD1)
(H) 7/14/2020- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 007, 07/15/2020, (Gov. Msg. No. 1108). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB2075
HB2274
Agricultural Enterprises; Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
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 July 1, 2020.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to AGR/EDB/WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR/EDB/WLH, JUD, FIN  SB2830
HB2275 HD1
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant Program under the Department of Agriculture. Allows the Department to make grants to start new commercial farms and ranches. Makes an appropriation. Takes effect on 7/1/2150. (HD1)
(S) 3/3/2020- Referred to AEN, WAM/JDC. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM/JDC  SB2831
HB2276 HD1 SD1
Department of Agriculture; Animal Industry Special Fund
RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUND.
Allows revenue generated by the state veterinary laboratory and animal disease control branch to be deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund. Effective on 7/1/2020. (SD1)
(S) 5/12/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM  SB2832
HB2277 HD1 SD1
Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Costs Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
Extends the time that the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural costs for purposes of the important qualified agricultural costs tax credit through the 2030 tax year. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD1)
(S) 5/12/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM  SB2833
HB2278
Hemp Program ($)
RELATING TO HEMP.
Establishes programs for the production and processing of hemp in Hawaii.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to AGR, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, JUD, FIN  SB2834
HB2279
Hawaii Products Preference; Construction Procurements
RELATING TO HAWAII PRODUCTS.
Exempts construction procurements from the Hawaii products preference in section 103D-1002, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 1/31/2020- Re-referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 11 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2835
HB2280
Access Hawaii Committee
RELATING TO THE ACCESS HAWAII COMMITTEE.
Gives agencies more flexibility and online options to provide enhanced digital services to the public in order to better serve the public and businesses.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB/IAC, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB/IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2836
HB2281
Information Technology Steering Committee
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE.
Preserves the continuity of the Information Technology Steering Committee to properly administer 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, while redefining the composition of the committee.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB/EDB, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB/EDB, FIN  SB2837
HB2282
Procurement; Price or Cost Data; Procurement Policy Board; Treatment Purchase of Services; Small Purchase of Service
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires cost or pricing analysis for health and human services purchasing. Changes membership of the Procurement Policy Board. Authorizes purchasing agency heads to issue requests for statement of qualifications and to establish lists of qualified providers for treatment purchase of services. Increases the small purchase threshold for health and human services.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, CPC, FIN  SB2838
HB2283
Reissuance of Payroll Checks
RELATING TO THE REISSUANCE OF PAYROLL CHECKS.
Amends section 40-53(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to all reissuance due to a non-received, lost, fraudulent, or altered payroll check to be assessed a $50 fee per check.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2839
HB2284
Procurement; ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Authorizes the state procurement administrator to hire an exempt position and incrementally funds this position. Authorizes a three-year pilot creating an innovative project delivery partnership between the state procurement office and the office of public works under the department of accounting and general services. Requires the office to provide services to agencies state-wide on construction and innovative projects.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2840
HB2285 HD1
Emergency Appropriation; Stadium Authority ($)
RELATING TO MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the stadium authority for payroll, various repair and maintenance costs, contracts for services, and operating equipment. Effective on 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EET, WAM  SB2841
HB2286 HD1
Emergency Procurement; Government Services
RELATING TO EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT.
Amends section 103D-307, HRS, relating to emergency procurements, to add equipment failures, repairs to public property to protect against further loss of, or damage to public property, to prevent or minimize serious disruption in continued functioning of government services. Replaces chief procurement officer approval with an accounting report to the legislature within a certain time after the end of the fiscal year in which the procurement was made. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/12/2020- 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) McDermott excused (1). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2842
HB2287 HD1
Procurement; Cash or Protest Bond
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Amends the cash or protest bond amount that a party protesting the solicitation or award of a competitive sealed bidding contract or competitive sealed proposal contract valued at $1,000,000 or more must pay to DCCA. Removes the $10,000 cap on the cash or protest bond amount for contracts valued at $1,000,000 or more. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/14/2020- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2843
HB2288 HD1
Claims Against the State ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/13/2020- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Thielen voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McKelvey voting no (1) and Representative(s) Eli, Har excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2844
HB2289
Professionally Licensed or Certified Government Employees; Tort Liability; 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 course and 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 course and 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) 1/27/2020- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2845
HB2290
Statute of Limitations; Sex Trafficking
RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
Removes the statute of limitations for sex trafficking offenses.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2846
HB2291 HD2
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act; Department of the Attorney General
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT.
Establishes within the department of the attorney general a program for issuance of firearm qualification certifications to qualified law enforcement officers pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277), codified at title 18 United States Code section 926C. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD2)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  SB2847
HB2292 HD1 SD2
Electric Guns; Electric Projectile Guns; Permit; Registration
RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
Repeals the existing law that bans electric guns, and replaces it with a law that restricts the ownership, use, storage, and disposal of electric guns, regulates the sale, distribution, and transfer of electric guns, requires training and education on electric guns, prohibits certain individuals from the possession and use of electric guns, and prohibits the carrying or use of electric guns in the commission of crimes. Establishes permitting requirement to acquire electric projectile guns and registration requirements. (SD2)
(S) 7/8/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  SB2848
HB2293
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 deadlines for the completion of board responsibilities, and provides appropriate funds and resources to enable the board to accomplish its mission.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2849
HB2294 HD1 SD2
Notaries Public
RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.
Updates the laws regarding notaries public to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices. Takes effect on 9/1/2020. (SD2)
(S) 7/1/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 370). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB2850
HB2295
Law Enforcement Vehicles
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES.
Allows the Department of the Attorney General to have law enforcement vehicles, with colored lights, that are recognized authorized emergency vehicles.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  SB2851
HB2296
Affordable rental housing; Housing Loan and Mortgage Program
RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.
Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization ceiling amount to continue financing affordable rental housing statewide.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  SB2852
HB2297 HD1
Public Lands; Governor; Set Aside Lands; HHFDC; DLNR
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Exempts lands set aside by the Governor to HHFDC for the primary purpose of developing affordable housing from classification as public land subject to DLNR management. Provides that lands set aside to HHFDC and no longer needed for housing, finance, and development purposes be returned to the public trust administered by DLNR. Takes effect on 7/1/2025. (HD1)
(S) 6/25/2020- The committee on HOU deferred the measure. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/HOU, WAM  SB2853
HB2298
Building Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund; Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority ($)
RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.
Repeals the Building Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund under the State Energy Office and creates a Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN  SB2854
HB2299 HD1
Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII FILM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Makes an appropriation out of the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund. Makes a housekeeping, technical amendment to section 201-113, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (HD1)
(S) 3/3/2020- Referred to EET, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EET, WAM  SB2855
HB2300
Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
RELATING TO THE BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP REVOLVING LOAN FUND.
Enables use of funds for environmental site assessments and for sub-grants to eligible entities for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to EEP/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP/WLH, FIN  SB2856
HB2301 HD1
Energy Financing for State Agencies; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority
RELATING TO ENERGY FINANCING FOR STATE AGENCIES.
Expands the objectives of the $50 million sub-fund of the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund to allow state agencies to finance purchase options under existing energy performance contracts and power purchase agreements. Allows state agencies to utilize these savings to finance installation of EV charging systems and the lease or purchase of electric vehicles. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/4/2020- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on TRN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, TRN, FIN  SB2857
HB2302 HD1 SD1
Emergency Appropriations; Public Employment Cost Items; Bargaining Unit (2) ($)
MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes emergency appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining representative, for collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts. Effective upon approval. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2858
HB2303 HD1 SD1
Emergency Appropriations; Public Employment Cost Items; Bargaining Unit (3) ($)
MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes emergency appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining representative, for collective bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts. Takes effect upon its approval. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2859
HB2304 HD1 SD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (4) ($)
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. Takes effect upon its approval. (SD1)
(S) 7/1/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2860
HB2305 HD1 SD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (7) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (7) and their excluded counterparts. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2861
HB2306 HD1 SD1
Emergency Appropriations; Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (8) ($)
MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes emergency appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining representative, for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts. Takes effect upon its approval. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2862
HB2307 HD1 SD1
Emergency Appropriations; Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (9) ($)
MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes emergency appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining representative, for collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts. Takes effect upon its approval. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2863
HB2308 HD1 SD1
Emergency Appropriations; Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (13) ($)
MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes emergency appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining representative, for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. Takes effect upon its approval. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2864
HB2309 HD1 SD1
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. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/24/2020- Recommitted to LCA/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA/WAM  SB2865
HB2310 HD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Retirees; Premiums; Electronic Deductions
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND EMPLOYEE-BENEFICIARY MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS.
Amends section 87A-40, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to mandate that newly retired employees pay their share of health benefits premiums through monthly electronic deductions from their employees' retirement system pension or their financial institution. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/12/2020- 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) McDermott excused (1). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2866
HB2311 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Compensation
RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Amends the definition of "base pay" and "compensation" for retirement benefits. Effective January 1, 2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/14/2020- 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, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2867
HB2312 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Hawaii Domestic Relations Orders
RELATING TO QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS.
Clarifies benefits to alternate payees, advisory review determinations of Hawaii domestic relations orders, and the priority of multiple orders. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/3/2020- Referred to LCA, JDC/WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC/WAM  SB2868
HB2313
Employees' Retirement System; Investment records.
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENTS.
Exempts certain specific types of alternative investment fund information from disclosure under chapter 92F, the disclosure of which would put the system at a competitive disadvantage and frustrate its legitimate government function.
(H) 2/6/2020- The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  SB2869
HB2314 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Service-Connected Disability; Accidental Death
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DISABILITY RETIREMENT.
Clarifies the employees' retirement system's eligibility requirement definitions for service-connected disability and accidental death benefits. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC/WAM  SB2870
HB2315 HD3 SD1
Contractors Recovery Fund; Contractors Education Fund; Real Estate Recovery Fund; Real Estate Education Fund; Condominium Education Trust Fund; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING TRUST FUNDS.
Allows the contractors license board and real estate commission to adjust, reduce, suspend, or cease collection of recovery fund and education fund fees to maintain a reasonable relation between the fees generated and the cost of services rendered by the funds. Caps the contractors recovery fund, contractors education fund, real estate recovery fund, real estate education fund, and condominium education trust fund at amounts determined biennially by the contractors license board or real estate commission. (SD1)
(S) 5/13/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM  SB2871
HB2316 HD1
Contractors Recovery Fund; Recovery; Homeowners; Liability
RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS RECOVERY FUND.
Increases the monetary amount an injured homeowner may recover from the Contractors Recovery Fund. Repeals 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/3/2020- Referred to CPH, WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM  SB2872
HB2317 HD2 SD2
Uniform Securities Act; Vulnerable Adult; Elder; Financial Exploitation
RELATING TO SECURITIES.
Protects elders and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation in relation to securities. (SD2)
(S) 7/8/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB2873
HB2318 HD2
DCCA; Insurance; Safe Home Program; Safe Home Program Trust Fund; Grant; Hurricane; Wind Mitigation; Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund; General Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.
Establishes the safe home program to provide matching and nonmatching grants for installation of wind resistive devices to single-family, owner-occupied, residential property owners. Creates one temporary position within the insurance division of the department of commerce and consumer affairs to implement and administer the safe home program. Repeals the loss mitigation grant program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2025. (HD2)
(H) 2/12/2020- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Cachola, Okimoto voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott excused (1). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, CPC, FIN  SB2874
HB2319 HD1
Mixed Martial Arts; Additional Payment Option; Cash
RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
Allows mixed martial arts promoters to pay contestants and their managers with cash. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/5/2020- 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) McDermott, Saiki excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2875
HB2320 HD1
Insurance; Public Adjuster; Bill Reviewer; Motor Vehicle Rental Company; Portable Electronic; Self-service Storage; Limited Line License; Fee; National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Surplus Line; Hawaii Joint Underwriting Plan; Wellness Program
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Institutes various consumer protections with regard to public adjusters, including requiring contractual terms and disclosures, imposing a cap on charges, and granting a right to rescind. Imposes a standard of conduct on various entities. Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to waive or modify certain fees by order. Reinstates the right to an administrative hearing and appeal from an order. Amends the Hawaii joint underwriting plan board of governors. Clarifies that rewards under wellness programs do not qualify as prohibited rebates. Makes various housekeeping amendments. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/12/2020- 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) McDermott excused (1). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2876
HB2321 HD2
Mental Health Counselor; License Requirement; Practicum Internship Experience; Post-graduate Experience Supervision
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.
Clarifies that the practicum internship experience requirement is to be included with the course work in counseling requirement for mental health counselors. Permits applicants to fulfill all or part of their face-to-face clinical supervision requirement by a videoconference service. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
(H) 2/13/2020- 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) Eli, Har excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2877
HB2322 HD1 SD1
Massage Therapy; Massage Therapy Establishments; Rulemaking Authority; Fines
RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY.
Requires the Board of Massage Therapy to adopt and enforce sanitation rules for massage establishments. Repeals existing statutory language that classifies unlicensed activity as a petty misdemeanor in favor of existing statutes that treat unlicensed activity as a misdemeanor. Increases the minimum fine from $100 to $250 and the maximum fine from $1,000 to $2,000 for each violation of the massage therapy laws. (SD1)
(S) 7/2/2020- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC/WAM  SB2878
HB2323 HD2 SD2
Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund; Restitution
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.
Expands the pool of persons eligible to receive restitution from the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund. (SD2)
(S) 7/8/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC/WAM  SB2879
HB2324 HD2
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; State Service Fees
RELATING TO STATE SERVICE FEES.
Clarifies that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is authorized to increase or decrease all service fees or nontax revenue collected by the Department, subject to the approval of the Governor. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
(H) 2/13/2020- 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) Eli, Har excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2880
HB2325 HD1
Accountant; Peer Review Oversight Committee; Members
RELATING TO THE PEER REVIEW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Clarifies the role of the Board of Public Accountancy in selecting members to serve on the Board's Peer Review Oversight Committee. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/13/2020- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Eli, Har excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2881
HB2326
Port Pilot; Rate of pilotage; Chapter 462
RELATING TO PORT PILOTS.
Aligns the license renewal requirements with those of other professions and vocations. Removes the use of rates from comparable ports for rate increase petitions.
(H) 1/30/2020- Re-referred to IAC/TRN, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 9 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) IAC/TRN, CPC, FIN  SB2882
HB2327 HD1
Cemetery Authority Exemption; DCCA
RELATING TO CEMETERY AUTHORITY EXEMPTION.
Clarifies that churches granted an exemption under section 441-22.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are exempt from all requirements of chapter 441, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and that other exempted entities shall comply with any provision of this chapter upon order of the director of commerce and consumer affairs. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/10/2020- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) IAC, CPC, FIN  SB2883
HB2328
Public Utilities Commission; Special Fund; General Fund; Chapter 269
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SPECIAL FUND CARRYOVER BALANCE.
Increases the balance that may be retained in the Public Utilities Commission Special Fund at the end of each fiscal year from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
(H) 1/30/2020- Re-referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 9 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB2884
HB2329 HD1
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; Hazard Mitigation Special Fund; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
Establishes the hazard mitigation special fund for the Hawaii emergency management agency. Appropriates funds. (HD1)
(H) 2/11/2020- 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) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, FIN  SB2885
HB2330
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
RELATING TO HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
Converts the public information officer, civil defense administrative officer, branch chiefs, and emergency operations center state warning point personnel in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency from civil service status to exempt status.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to PVM/LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM/LAB, FIN  SB2886
HB2331 HD1
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; Long-term Recovery Authority; State Disaster Recovery Coordinator; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Establishes a long-term recovery authority to work with the state disaster recovery coordinator in enhancing the capacity of the government, relevant agencies, and the community to recover from the impacts of disasters and build resilience and sustainability in the State. Appropriates funds. (HD1)
(H) 2/10/2020- 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) Gates excused (1). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, FIN  SB2887
HB2332 HD1
Statewide Interoperable Public Safety Communications; Executive Committee; Technical Subcommittee; Coordinator
RELATING TO STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS.
Establishes a statewide interoperable communications executive committee for public safety communications, statewide interoperable communications technical subcommittee to provide technical advice to the executive committee, and the position of the statewide interoperable communications coordinator. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/14/2020- 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, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, FIN  SB2888
HB2333 HD2
Homeland Security
RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.
Establishes the Hawaii state fusion center as a program under the office of homeland security and establishes the position of Hawaii state fusion center director who shall be state-funded, responsible to the director of homeland security, and accountable to manage the operations of the center. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB2889
HB2334
Military Licensure; Chapter 436B
RELATING TO LICENSING.
Allows a person who: is married to an active duty member in the military; accompanies his or her spouse on a permanent change of station to Hawaii; and holds a current, unencumbered license in another jurisdiction in specific professions to apply for licensure on an expedited basis in the State of Hawaii.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB/PVM, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB/PVM, FIN  SB2890
HB2335 HD1
Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund; Commercial Enterprise Vocational Programs
RELATING TO OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES.
Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund. 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, for young adults only. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
(H) 2/11/2020- 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) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB2891
HB2336 HD1
Reports of Child Abuse; Immunity
RELATING TO REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE.
Adds immunity from civil and criminal liability for individuals who provide information or assistance in child abuse investigations. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDC  SB2892
HB2337 HD1
Chronically Homeless Individuals; Definition; Housing First
RELATING TO CHRONICALLY HOMELESS.
Amends the definition of "chronically homeless individual" to provide clarity and improve the delivery and development of homeless services. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
(H) 2/11/2020- 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) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  SB2893
HB2338 HD1
Child Care; Child Care Facilities; Licensure Exemptions; Violations
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
Clarifies certain requirements regarding licensure of child care facilities, including exemptions from licensure, health and safety standards, and investigations of violations. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
(H) 2/7/2020- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC/JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott, Yamashita excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, CPC/JUD, FIN  SB2894
HB2339 HD2
Military Dependents; Residency Exemption for State Employment
RELATING TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS IN STATE HIRING.
Exempts dependents of military servicemembers from state residency requirement for employment with state or county government. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  SB2895
HB2340 HD2 SD1
Dead Bodies; Anatomical Gifts; Disposition of Bodies; Abuse of a Corpse
RELATING TO DEAD BODIES.
Clarifies prohibited actions related to anatomical gifts and disposition of bodies. Effective 1/1/2021. (SD1)
(H) 9/15/2020- Act 043, on 09/15/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB2896
HB2341
Birth Defects Program; Birth Defects Special Fund; Vital Statistics Improvement Special Fund; Marriage License Fee
RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES.
Amends the marriage license statute to support the Hawaii Birth Defects Program, modernization of the vital statistics system, and operating costs of marriage license agents.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB2897
HB2342
Public Notices
RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.
Allows government agencies to publish public notice on their official website as an alternative to the newspaper.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LAB, JUD, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD, LMG, FIN  SB2898
HB2343
Medicare Civil Monetary Penalties
RELATING TO THE MEDICARE CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY SPECIAL FUND.
Repeals the ceiling for using moneys in the civil monetary penalty special fund for use by the Department of Health for CMS-approved compliance activities.
(H) 2/10/2020- Re-referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 23 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB2899
HB2344
Newborn; Hearing Screening; Diagnostic Tests
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. Updates definitions and terminology.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB2900
HB2345
Hearing and Vision Program; Hearing Screening; Vision Screening
RELATING TO HEARING AND VISION PROGRAM.
Amends the hearing and vision program statute to increase the early identification of children with hearing or vision loss, by establishing consistent protocols for hearing and vision screening and follow-up, screener training, and data collection for quality improvement.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB2901
HB2346 HD2
Unlawful Shipment of Tobacco Products; Eliquid; Electronic Smoking Devices; License Fee; Retail Permit Fee
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
(H) 2/14/2020- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD, FIN  SB2902
HB2347 HD1
Flavored Tobacco Products; E-Liquid; Sale; Ban; Penalties; Violations
RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products, except for menthol and liquid or like substances with a distinguishable taste or aroma of tobacco or menthol. Prohibits the mislabeling, sale, or marketing as nicotine-free any e-liquid product that contains nicotine. Specifies penalties for violations. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 2/14/2020- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Cachola, McKelvey voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  SB2903
HB2348 HD2
Electronic Smoking Devices; Tobacco Products; Underage Sales of Tobacco Products; Penalties; Retailers; Permittees; Registrants
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. Effective July 1, 2050. (HD2)
(H) 2/14/2020- 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) Holt, Takayama excused (2). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  SB2904
HB2349
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Special Fund; Capital Improvement Projects
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.
Authorizes expenditures from the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used for capital improvement projects.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  SB2905
HB2350 HD2 SD1
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Assessments; Violations
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
Updates various assessments and penalties under DLIR's jurisdiction by revising the monetary assessments according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. Takes effect on its approval. (SD1)
(H) 9/15/2020- Act 044, on 09/15/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LCA, JDC/WAM  SB2906
HB2351
Boiler and Elevator Safety Law; Third-Party Inspectors; Third-Party Inspection Companies