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HB27 SD1
Elections; Marked Ballot; Electronic or Digital Images
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Allows a voter to distribute or share an electronic or digital image of the voter's own marked ballot via social media or other means. Establishes that distributing or sharing the image of a voter's own marked ballot is not a defense for any election offenses or related offenses under the Penal Code. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 081, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). RHOADS JDL
HB32 SD2 CD1
Crosswalk Safety; Pedestrians; Countdown Timers
RELATING TO CROSSWALK SAFETY.
Clarifies when the driver of a vehicle must yield for a pedestrian crossing the roadway. Clarifies when pedestrians may enter a crosswalk equipped with a countdown timer. (HB32 CD1)
(H) 5/3/2016- Recommitted to Conference committee as amended in CD 1 with none voting no and none excused. RHOADS TRE, JDL  SB127
HB52 HD1 SD2
Selective Service Registration Awareness and Compliance Act; State Financial Assistance; Eligibility
RELATING TO THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION AWARENESS AND COMPLIANCE ACT.
Requires compliance with the Military Selective Service Act to qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education. Provides exceptions. Takes effect on 7/1/2018. (SD2)
(H) 4/19/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 656). ITO PSM/HEA, JDL/WAM  SB468
HB58 HD1 SD2
Protective Order Card Pilot Program; Protective Orders; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Establishes the protective order card pilot program within the Honolulu family justice center to issue protective order cards upon request of individuals holding a long-term protective order issued by a court of the first circuit of the State, with specified relevant information about the protective orders and all covered parties. Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to the Honolulu family justice center. Effective 7/1/2050. Sunsets on 12/31/2018. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MIZUNO, CREAGAN, RHOADS, LoPresti, San Buenaventura JDL, WAM  SB471
HB79 HD1 SD1
Non-General Funds; Reclassification; Repeal
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Reclassifies and repeals various non-general funds, as recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 14-13. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LUKE, NISHIMOTO WAM
HB124 HD2 SD2
Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Absentee Voting; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Requires the office of elections to implement elections by mail in a county with a population of less than 100,000, beginning with the 2016 primary election; and in each county with a population of less than 500,000, beginning with the 2018 primary election. Beginning in 2020, requires all federal, state, and county primary, special primary, general, special general, and special elections to be conducted by mail. Provides places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots and ensures a limited number of voter service centers in each county to remain open on the day of election to allow voters with special needs to vote and receive personal delivery of absentee, permanent absentee, and mail-in ballots. Makes conforming amendments. Requires annual reports on implementation. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election-by-mail system. Takes effect 01/07/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SOUKI, LUKE, Rhoads JDL, WAM  SB219
HB145 HD1 SD2
Tobacco Products; Large Cigars; Excise Tax; Hawaii Cancer Research Special Fund
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the definition of "tobacco products", to include any product containing nicotine, but not containing tobacco. Imposes an excise tax equal to       % of the wholesale price of any tobacco product, other than large cigars, sold by a wholesaler or dealer on and after 1/1/2016, whether or not sold at wholesale, or if not sold then at the same rate upon the use by the wholesaler or dealer. Requires an unspecified amount of the moneys collected under the increased excise tax rate to be deposited to the credit of the Hawaii cancer research special fund. Amends the excise tax rate on the sale of large cigars beginning on and after 1/1/2016 to the lesser of        cents for each large cigar or       % of the wholesale price of each large cigar. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SOUKI, LUKE, MCKELVEY CPH, WAM  SB401
HB148 HD2 SD2
Crime; Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment; Innocence Redress
RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.
Provides compensation and services to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted of a crime and imprisoned. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SOUKI JDL, WAM  SB145
HB152 HD2
Real Property; Partition; Heirs Property
RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY.
Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property (real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements). (HB152 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL. SOUKI CPH, JDL  SB134
HB171 HD1 SD1
Hurricane Reserve Trust Fund; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HURRICANE RESERVE TRUST FUND.
Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2015-2016 to be deposited into the hurricane reserve trust fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LUKE, CACHOLA, CULLEN, JOHANSON, JORDAN, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Onishi WAM
HB172 HD1 SD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Deposit; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Provides for a deposit of general revenues into the emergency and budget reserve fund to comply with the constitutional mandate to provide a tax refund or credit or make such a deposit. Makes an appropriation for deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LUKE, CACHOLA, CULLEN, JOHANSON, JORDAN, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA WAM
HB173 HD1 SD1
Non-General Funds; Repeal; Accounts
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS.
Repeals and transfers the unencumbered balances of various funds and accounts to the credit of the general fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LUKE WAM
HB205 HD1 SD1
Traditional Hawaiian Farming and Crops; Small-Scale Farming; Hawaii State Plan Policies
RELATED TO AGRICULTURE.
Includes traditional Hawaiian farming and crops and small-scale farming to the state planning objectives and policies for the economy. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HWN, WLA. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, WLA  SB434
HB210 HD1 SD2
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Grant-in-Aid; Career Criminal Prosecution Unit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit. Effective 7/1/2076. (SD2)
(H) 4/21/2016- Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-22-16 3:00PM in conference room 325. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/JDL, WAM  SB423
HB212 HD2
Battery Backup System Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a nonrefundable income tax credit for taxpayers who purchase and install battery backup systems for solar energy systems. (HB212 HD2)
(S) 3/14/2016- Re-Referred to TRE, WAM. NISHIMOTO TRE, WAM
HB240 HD1 SD1
Enterprise Zones; Seawater Air Conditioning
RELATING TO SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING.
Expands the types of businesses qualified to receive benefits under the state enterprise zone law to include service businesses that provide air conditioning project services from seawater air conditioning district cooling systems. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TRE/EET, WAM. SAIKI TRE/EET, WAM  SB620
HB254 HD2 SD1 CD1
Biosimilar Medicines; Interchangeable Biological Products; Hawaii List of Equivalent Generic Drug Products and Interchangeable Biological Products; Director of Health
RELATING TO MEDICINES.
Allows for and regulates the dispensing of interchangeable biological products. Requires pharmacists to inform consumers of interchangeable biological products from the Hawaii list when filling a prescription order and to communicate the product name and manufacturer to the practitioner after dispensing the product. Repeals the Drug Product Selection Board. (HB254 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 242, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1351). EVANS, MCKELVEY, Belatti, Creagan CPH
HB260 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Insurance Requirements
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Establishes motor vehicle insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers to take effect on 9/1/2016. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to examine the effects of this measure on personal motor vehicle insurance policy rates in the State and submit an annual report to the Legislature. Sunsets 9/1/21. (HB260 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 236, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). MCKELVEY CPC, TRN, FIN
HB264 HD2 SD1
Integrated Energy Districts; Renewable Energy; Microgrids
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Requires the PUC to establish a process for the creation of integrated energy districts. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TRE, CPH. MCKELVEY, FUKUMOTO CHANG, JOHANSON, C. LEE, THIELEN TRE, CPH
HB271 HD2 SD1
Time Sharing; Time Share; Short-term Product; Right to Cancel; Purchasers; Developers; Bond; Letter of Credit
RELATING TO TIME SHARING.
Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows, until 7/1/2020, disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond or letter of credit. Effective 7/1/2112. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MCKELVEY TSI, CPH  SB754
HB278 HD1 SD1
Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund; County Subaccount; County Projects
RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.
Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, upon request by a county, to establish and operate for the county, a county affordable housing subaccount within the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). HASHEM, KOBAYASHI, OSHIRO, TOKIOKA HOU/PSM, WAM
HB283 HD1 SD1
General Excise Tax Exemption; Mixed-Use Projects
RELATING TO A GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTION FOR MIXED-USE HOUSING PROJECTS.
Establishes an exemption from general excise taxes for the development of mixed-use projects incorporating affordable housing units on state or county lands. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU/PSM, WAM. HASHEM HOU/PSM, WAM
HB285 HD1
John A. Burns School of Medicine Scholarship Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
Establishes the John A. Burns School of Medicine Scholarship Program, which covers the cost of tuition and fees for a full course of study at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in exchange for a service commitment of five years in the State upon the completion of residency. (HB285 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH/HEA, WAM. SOUKI CPH/HEA, WAM
HB293 HD1 SD1
Liquor Licenses; Delinquent Taxes; Certificate of Vendor Compliance
RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
Allows those applying for liquor licenses to present a certificate of vendor compliance issued by Hawaii compliance express to establish they do not owe delinquent taxes, penalties, or interest. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MORIKAWA, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KAWAKAMI, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, Rhoads, San Buenaventura PSM, WAM  SB403
HB314 HD1
State and County Buildings; Outdoor Advertising Devices
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
Authorizes the use of: (1) Any advertising device or billboard erected, placed, or maintained upon a county office building if erected, placed, or maintained by authority of the county agency, department, or officer; and (2) Any outdoor advertising device displayed with the authorization of the Stadium Authority on the exterior of any stadium operated by the Stadium Authority. (HB314 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to PSM/EET, CPH. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/EET, CPH  SB421
HB345 HD1
Conveyance Tax; Controlling Interest Transfer
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Imposes a conveyance tax on the conveyance of a controlling interest of an entity that has an interest in real property in the State. Applies to conveyances occurring after June 30, 2015. (HB345 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH/JDL, WAM. NISHIMOTO CPH/JDL, WAM  SB122
HB365 HD1 SD1
HPD; Body Cameras; Appropriation; Grant-in-aid ($)
RELATING TO POLICE.
Appropriates moneys as a grant-in-aid to the City and County of Honolulu to purchase body cameras for their police officers and to establish a Honolulu Police Department Body Camera Pilot Program, provided that the City and County of Honolulu provide matching funds on a 1:1 basis. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TAKAYAMA, ICHIYAMA, TAKUMI, Aquino, Johanson, San Buenaventura PSM, WAM
HB375 HD2
Attachment or Execution of Property; Exemptions
RELATING TO PROPERTY.
Increases the amount of the exemption from attachment or execution of (1) real property that is owned by any individual who is not delinquent on income taxes, real property taxes, or mortgages; and (2) a motor vehicle. Exempts one month of child support and spousal support from attachment or execution. (HB375 HD2)
(S) 3/10/2016- Referred to CPH, JDL. SAN BUENAVENTURA, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, OSHIRO, LoPresti, McKelvey, Nakashima, Tsuji CPH, JDL  SB993
HB385 HD1
Electronic Smoking Devices; Tobacco; Cigarettes; Minors
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Increases the minimum age in which one can purchase any tobacco product or electronic smoking device from 18 to 21 years of age. Prohibits the sale or furnishing of tobacco, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21 years of age. (HB385 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL. MIZUNO, BELATTI, CREAGAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS CPH, JDL
HB401 HD2 SD1
Automatic Voter Registration; Driver's License; Identification Card; Affirmative Opt-out
RELATING TO VOTING.
Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewed motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewed, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:20PM in Conference Room 325. RHOADS, LOWEN, SAIKI JDL, WAM
HB437 HD1
Aloha+ Challenge; Natural Resource Goals; Appropriations ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATURAL RESOURCE GOALS OF THE ALOHA+ CHALLENGE.
Appropriates funds for the natural resource goals of the Aloha+ Challenge. (HB437 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA/EET, WAM. YAMANE, BELATTI, CULLEN, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, SAIKI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Nakashima WLA/EET, WAM
HB438 HD1 SD2
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Self-sufficiency Plan; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration and preservation projects. Requires submission of a financial self-sufficiency and sustainability plan to the legislature twenty days prior to the 2016 Regular Session. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, ITO, JORDAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, SAY, SOUKI, Yamashita HWN, WAM
HB440 HD1 SD1
Forest Conservation and Access; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Appropriates funds to DLNR for land and natural resource projects related to watershed management plans; equipment for fire, natural disaster, and emergency response; and forest and outdoor recreation improvement. Effective 07/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). YAMANE, BELATTI, CULLEN, ITO, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, SAIKI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Nakashima, Onishi, Rhoads WLA, WAM
HB441 SD1
Construction; Revolving Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.
Establishes the infrastructure capacity construction loan revolving fund to provide loans to counties, state agencies, or private developers for infrastructure improvements. Appropriates funds for the administration and implementation of the infrastructure capacity construction loan revolving fund. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET, WAM. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, MCKELVEY, NISHIMOTO, SAY, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITA EET, WAM
HB443 HD1
Office of Planning; Land Use Commission; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO UPDATE AGRICULTURAL SOIL CLASSIFICATIONS AND MAPS.
Appropriates moneys for the office of planning and LUC to update agricultural soil classification system and maps. (HB443 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, TSUJI WLA, WAM
HB457 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; Appropriation; Title IX and VAWA Compliance ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates moneys for positions and materials to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Requires a report to the legislature on the use of the appropriation and the status of compliance. Effective 7/1/2525. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HAR, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, San Buenaventura HEA/JDL, WAM  SB397
HB458 HD2
Human Papillomavirus; Health Information; Public Schools
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, requires public schools to annually provide information about the human papillomavirus and other vaccines to parents and guardians of students entering grade 6. Requires the Department of Health to develop the information and produce materials and the Department of Education to disseminate the information. (HB458 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH/EDU, WAM. BELATTI, CARROLL, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, JORDAN, LUKE, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, Har, Lowen, San Buenaventura CPH/EDU, WAM  SB394
HB459 HD2 SD1
Comprehensive Sex Education
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Specifies additional elements in Hawaii's existing sexuality health education law, including additional criteria regarding implementation of sexuality health education instruction. Requires the Department of Education to provide certain types of information to the public and parents. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EDU/CPH, WAM. BELATTI, CARROLL, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, LUKE, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, San Buenaventura EDU/CPH, WAM  SB395
HB464 HD1 SD1
Ambulance Unit for Kakaako; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds for the purchase of one ambulance unit and operational costs for one ambulance unit to service the area of Kakaako. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SAIKI, BELATTI CPH, WAM  SB1006
HB481 HD1 SD1
Emergency Medical Services; Advanced Life Support Ambulance ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Makes an appropriation for one advanced life support ambulance to be based in Makalei on the island of Hawaii and to be used from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and to include a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LOWEN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TSUJI, Belatti, Creagan, Onishi, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM  SB298
HB483 HD1 SD1
Aquatic Life; West Hawaii; Inspection; DLNR
RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.
Authorizes administrative inspections upon certain conditions within the West Hawaii regional fishery management area. Effective 1/1/2016. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, JDL. LOWEN, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, ING, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAIKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, Belatti, Cullen, Ichiyama, Keohokalole, Morikawa, Nakashima, Rhoads, Tsuji, Yamane WLA, JDL
HB484 HD2
Renewable Energy; Tariffs
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Requires PUC to establish community-based renewable energy tariff or tariffs by no later than January 1, 2016, to allow more utility customers to participate in renewable energy production and use. Prohibits cost-shifting to non-participants. (HB484 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TRE/CPH, WAM. LOWEN, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TSUJI, WOODSON, Aquino, McKelvey, Onishi, San Buenaventura TRE/CPH, WAM  SB1050
HB485 HD1
Small Boat Harbors; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Emergency Plans
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Requires DLNR to develop individual emergency response plans for natural and non-natural emergencies that threaten small boat harbors under DLNR jurisdiction. (HB485 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. LOWEN, CREAGAN, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Cullen, Kawakami, Kobayashi, Morikawa, Onishi, San Buenaventura, Yamane WLA, WAM
HB493 HD1 SD2
University of Hawaii; Center on Aging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds for a permanent full-time associate/full professor and permanent full-time assistant/associate specialist position within the University of Hawaii center on aging. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/26/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-16 2:00PM in conference room 329. TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KAWAKAMI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAY, THIELEN, Luke, Tsuji, Woodson HEA/HMS, WAM  SB967
HB496 HD1 SD2
Family Leave ($)
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
Requires the office of the lieutenant governor to work with the department of labor and industrial relations to conduct an actuarial study on the cost of implementing a family leave insurance program that would allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave, including after any leave available pursuant to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act is exhausted, and the effect that the leave may have on the existing temporary disability insurance program and prepare a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds for the study and report. Provides that service workers shall be authorized to earn and carry over up to 80 hours of paid sick leave. Effective 7/1/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, ICHIYAMA, ITO, LUKE, MIZUNO, ONISHI, SAY, WOODSON, Creagan, Keohokalole LAB, CPC, FIN  SB965
HB498 HD1 SD1
Adult Protective and Community Services Branch; Appropriation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ADULT PROTECTIVE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES BRANCH.
Appropriates funding for FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017 from the state general fund to DHS for positions within the Adult Protective and Community Services Branch. Authorizes DHS to extend the federal ceiling to increase the amount of federal funds available for the positions within the adult protective and community services branch. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HMS, WAM. TAKAYAMA, CHOY HMS, WAM  SB968
HB501 HD1 SD1
Agriculture; Water, Electricity, and Freight Transport Preferential Rates; Public Utilities
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Allows public utilities to establish certain discounted utility rates for water, electricity, and freight transport for agricultural activities, subject to PUC approval. Requires the PUC to define "qualified agricultural activities" and "bona fide agribusinesses". Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). TSUJI, BROWER, CACHOLA, ITO, OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA, WOODSON, Onishi AGR, CPC, FIN
HB503 HD1 SD1
Drought Mitigation; Appropriations for County Projects ($)
RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.
Appropriates funds for county drought mitigation projects and measures. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). TSUJI, AQUINO, BROWER, CHOY, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, KAWAKAMI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Cachola AGR, WAL, FIN
HB507 HD1 SD1
Macadamia Nut Trees; Macadamia Felted Coccid; Agriculture; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with UH CTAHR, to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET/WLA, WAM. TSUJI, AQUINO, CHOY, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KOBAYASHI, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAY, YAMANE, YAMASHITA EET/WLA, WAM
HB508 HD1 SD2
Qualified Producer and Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Local Feed Source Survey; Industrial Hemp; Agriculture; Pilot Program; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes within the livestock revitalization program a grant program for qualified producers of certain products and feed developers. Appropriates funds for the feed developer grant program, reimbursements to qualified producers and feed developers for feed cost, assistance to feed developers in the planning and construction of feed mills, and a survey of local feed ingredient sources. Authorizes the growing of industrial hemp for certain purposes under specified conditions. Appropriates funds for department of agriculture staff to implement the qualified feed developer grant program and assist in registration of industrial hemp growers and seed testing. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ONISHI, EVANS, ITO, NAKASHIMA, SAIKI, SOUKI, TSUJI, Lowen, San Buenaventura AGR, JUD, FIN  SB382
HB515 HD3 SD2
Public Lands; Remnants; Definition; Disposition
RELATING TO REMNANTS.
Prohibits the disposition of land as a remnant if the land contains: resources necessary for the exercise of native Hawaiian subsistence, cultural, or religious practices; resources that should be protected or conserved; or public access to public lands. Effective on 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). EVANS, ING, YAMANE HWN/WLA, WAM
HB527 HD1
Lifeguards; Appropriation; Kua Bay; Kekaha Kai State Park; Island of Hawaii ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR STATE LIFEGUARDS.
Appropriates funds for salaries and benefits for lifeguards for Kua bay located in Kekaha Kai State Park on the island of Hawaii, an area under the jurisdiction of DLNR. (HB527 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. EVANS, LOWEN, Nakashima, San Buenaventura WLA, WAM
HB539 HD2 SD1
University of Hawaii Intercollegiate Athletics Program; Tourism Special Fund Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS.
Makes an appropriation from the tourism special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017 for travel expenses and subsidies incurred by the intercollegiate athletics program of the University of Hawaii. Requires the governor to determine whether the funding for the travel expenses and subsidies should continue beyond fiscal year 2016-2017. Requires, if determining that such funding should continue, the governor to take appropriate action to implement the determination. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2016- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. CHOY, ICHIYAMA, TUPOLA, LoPresti, Say HEA, WAM
HB545 HD1 SD2
Non-General Funds; Transfer; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FUNDS.
Transfers excess revenues from the bureau of conveyances special fund to the Hawaii historic preservation special fund. Makes an appropriation for an integrated information management system and document digitization for the State's historic preservation division. Effective 6/29/2016. (SD2)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 119, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220). CHOY, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, SAY HED, WAL, FIN
HB561 HD1 SD1
Personal Account; Privacy; Employment; Social Media
RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
Prohibits employers from requiring or requesting employees and potential employees to grant access to personal account usernames or passwords. Provides civil penalties and allows a civil action for injunctive relief or actual damages, or both. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LOPRESTI, BROWER, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, San Buenaventura JDL  SB1269
HB562 HD2 SD1
Crosswalks; Arterial Streets
RELATING TO CROSSWALKS.
Requires installation of marked crosswalks at newly constructed, reconstructed, resurfaced, or renovated intersections of arterial streets.
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). LOPRESTI, BROWER, KOBAYASHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, San Buenaventura TRE/PSM, WAM
HB578 HD2 SD1
Education; Physical Examination; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, requires a child to provide written documentation of a physical examination performed within the twelve months prior to attending seventh grade. Provides for provisional attendance if an exam is scheduled. Makes an appropriation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BELATTI, KOBAYASHI, Brower, McKelvey, San Buenaventura EDU/CPH, WAM
HB583 HD1
Long-Term Care Facility; Inflationary Update
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Provides for an annual inflationary adjustment to long-term care facility prospective reimbursement rates for care provided to Medicaid recipients. (HB583 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HMS, WAM. BELATTI HMS, WAM
HB586 HD2 SD1
Tobacco Products; Electronic Smoking Devices; Prohibition; HHSC Facilities
RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.
Prohibits the use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices on premises of the facilities operated by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC). Requires HHSC to consult with the exclusive representatives of the public sector collective bargaining units. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BELATTI HLT, JUD, FIN
HB600 HD1 SD2
Community Care Foster Family Homes; Private-Pay Clients; Medicaid Clients
RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.
Authorizes the DOH to allow two individuals in a relationship with each other as a married or civil union couple to be cared for in the same community care foster family home if certain requirements are met. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, Brower CPH/HMS, WAM
HB608 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities. (HB608 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. EVANS, LOWEN, ONISHI, Nakashima, San Buenaventura WLA, WAM  SB521
HB611 HD2 SD1
Digitization; Historic Preservation; DLNR; Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DIGITIZATION OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION RECORDS.
Appropriates funds for the digitization of historic preservation records and positions in the State Historic Preservation Division. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). EVANS, YAMANE WLA, WAM
HB613 HD1
Student data; Computer services
RELATING TO STUDENT DATA MANAGEMENT.
Limits and controls the ways in which a computer service provider working with the DOE can use student data. (HB613 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EDU, CPH. EVANS, TAKUMI EDU, CPH
HB619 HD3
Public Utilities Commission; Division of Consumer Advocacy; Electric Utility Companies; Mergers and Consolidations; Standards; Hearings
RELATING TO THE MERGER, ACQUISITION, AND CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.
Clarifies standards and criteria for the Public Utilities Commission and Division of Consumer Advocacy to apply when determining whether to approve a sale, lease, assignment, mortgage, disposition, encumbrance, merger, or consolidation, of an electric utility. (HB619 HD3)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH/TRE, WAM. C. LEE, BELATTI, EVANS, LOPRESTI CPH/TRE, WAM  SB1271
HB620 HD2 SD1
Compostable Plastic Products; Biodegradable Plastic Products; Labeling
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Prohibits labeling of a plastic product as "compostable" or "biodegradable" unless it meets appropriate ASTM standards. Effective January 1, 2112. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET/CPH, WAM. C. LEE, AQUINO, EVANS, ITO, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, Belatti EET/CPH, WAM
HB621 HD1 SD1
Health; Environmental Protection; Synthetic Plastic Microbeads; Marine Life
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Gradually prohibits the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads to protect marine life. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). C. LEE, EVANS, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, Belatti, Keohokalole, Rhoads EEP, CPC, OMH, FIN
HB625 HD1 SD1
Firearms Possession; Misdemeanor Stalking and Sexual Assault
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Specifies that harassment by stalking and sexual assault are among the offenses that disqualify a person from owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 109, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). C. LEE, Belatti, Evans, LoPresti PSM, JDL
HB626 HD1 SD1
Firearms; Possession While Consuming Alcohol
RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS WHILE CONSUMING OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
Prohibits the actual physical possession of any firearm while consuming alcohol outside of the home, a temporary residence, or place of sojourn. Establishes violation as a petty misdemeanor. Repeals the exemption for state and county law enforcement officers and others from prohibitions against owning or possessing firearms under section 134-7, HRS. (SD1)
(S) 3/30/2016- The committee on JDL deferred the measure. C. LEE, BELATTI, LOPRESTI, NISHIMOTO, RHOADS, SAIKI, YAMANE, Keohokalole PSM, JDL
HB676 HD1 SD2
Collective Bargaining; Nurses; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Unit (9)
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Requires, for collective bargaining for unit (9), three votes for the governor, two votes for the HHSC board, and one vote for the chief justice. Effective 2/5/2060. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). NAKASHIMA JDL, WAM  SB163
HB683 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Civil Rights Commission; Investigation and Conciliation of Complaint
RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
Authorizes the civil rights commission executive director to dismiss a discrimination complaint and issue a notice of right to sue after a determination of a reasonable cause of discrimination is made and conciliation fails. Amends the executive director's authority with respect to fair housing to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). NAKASHIMA, AQUINO, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, LUKE, SAIKI, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA, Belatti, Keohokalole JDL
HB715 HD1 SD2
Low-speed Electric Bicycles; Bicycles
RELATING TO LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLES.
Clarifies the definition of "bicycles" for purposes of county vehicular taxes, highway safety laws, statewide traffic code, and bicycle laws by adding "low-speed electric bicycles" and defining low-speed electric bicycles. Excludes low-speed electric bicycles from the definitions of "moped", "motor vehicle", and "vehicle". Prohibits low-speed electric bicycle riding on all sidewalks. Effective 3/15/2038. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MCKELVEY, C. LEE, LOWEN, Keohokalole, LoPresti, San Buenaventura TRE, CPH  SB739
HB716 HD2 SD2
Innovative Business Interaction Program; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INNOVATIVE BUSINESS INTERACTION.
Establishes an innovative business interaction program under DBEDT, with the assistance of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Allocates a portion of transient accommodations tax revenues for the program. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 2/19/2025. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MCKELVEY, KAWAKAMI, LUKE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TAKAYAMA, LoPresti TSI/EET, WAM
HB719 HD1
General Obligation Bonds; CIP; Lahaina Flood Control Project ($)
RELATING TO THE LAHAINA FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds and appropriates funds for the Lahaina Flood Control Project. Requires the appropriation to be matched by county funds. (HB719 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. MCKELVEY, AQUINO, ING, WOODSON, YAMANE, Souki, Yamashita WLA, WAM  SB718
HB722 HD2
Lipoa Point Management Council; DNLR; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LIPOA POINT.
Establishes a Lipoa point management council in DLNR for the development of Lipoa point. Appropriates moneys for land surveyor services, maintenance services, and development of a master plan for Lipoa point. (HB722 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. MCKELVEY, ING, KAWAKAMI, C. LEE, SOUKI, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Evans, Lowen, Onishi WLA, WAM  SB738
HB727 HD2
Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange; Connector; Plans
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.
Amends the definition of "qualified plan" under the Hawaii Health Connector to specify that a plan must be a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum plan for individual plans and a gold or platinum plan for small business health options program plans. (HB727 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH. MCKELVEY, BELATTI, EVANS, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, WOODSON, Souki CPH  SB744
HB734 HD1 SD1
Housing First Program Rental Assistance Payments; Homelessness
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Defines "housing first program rental assistance payments". Allows HHFDC to make housing first program rental assistance payments from sums made available from DHS through the housing first program. Defines "chronically homeless individual". Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU, WAM. HASHEM HOU, WAM
HB737 HD2
HPIA; Mandatory Issuance of Policies; Removal of Moratorium
RELATING TO PROPERTY INSURANCE.
Limits the total number of property insurance policies that an insurer may annually non-renew in a lava zone in Hawaii County during a state of emergency to five per cent of the insurer's policies in force, except for nonpayment of premiums or impairment of the insurer's financial soundness. Bars moritoria on residential property insurance in a lava zone in Hawaii County during a state of emergency if property insurance would be otherwise unavailable. (HB737 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL. MCKELVEY, SAN BUENAVENTURA CPH, JDL
HB746 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Cybersecurity, Economic, Education, and Infrastructure Security Coordinator; Secretary; Civil Service Exempt; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.
Exempts the Hawaii cybersecurity, economic, education, and infrastructure security coordinator from civil service. Authorizes the coordinator to hire a secretary to assist the coordinator. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MCKELVEY, KAWAKAMI, NAKASHIMA, Luke, Woodson PSM/EET, WAM  SB746
HB749
Cigarettes; Fee; Litter; Beach Clean-Up Special Fund ($)
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Imposes on wholesalers and dealers a beach clean-up cigarette fee per cigarette sold, used, or possessed. Establishes and allocates moneys generated to the Beach Clean-Up Special Fund for litter removal from beach land.
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, WAM. BROWER, C. LEE, RHOADS, THIELEN, Belatti, Creagan, Ing, Luke, Morikawa CPH, WAM
HB759 HD1
Public Schools; Ideal Room Temperature; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO COOLING SYSTEMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Requires DOE and DAGS, in consultation with the State Energy Office of DBEDT and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of UH, to develop a cooling master strategy and comprehensive retrofitting study for public schools and to report findings to the Legislature. Authorizes general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for efficient classroom-cooling demonstration projects. (HB759 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EDU/TRE/GVO, WAM. CULLEN, AQUINO, HAR, Yamane EDU/TRE/GVO, WAM
HB763 HD1 SD1
Seniors; Executive Office on Aging; Intergenerational Playground; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.
Requires the Executive Office on Aging and the city and county of Honolulu to establish a three-year intergenerational playground pilot program. Requires reports to the Legislature and the mayor of the city and county of Honolulu. Appropriates funds. Repeals on June 30, 2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH/HMS, WAM. CULLEN CPH/HMS, WAM
HB766 HD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Appropriation; Micro Apartment Housing Units ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Makes an appropriation for the construction of micro apartment housing units. (HB766 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU, WAM. HASHEM HOU, WAM  SB155
HB767 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Trespass
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Provides that certain areas within Hawaii Public Housing Authority housing projects are closed to the public and amends criminal trespass in the second degree to permit the prosecution of an unauthorized entry or a violation of a written prohibition to enter into the subject housing projects. Clarifies requirements for signage notifying trespassers of illegal entry. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. HASHEM HSG, JUD, FIN  SB123
HB768 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Disposition of Abandoned Property
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Expands the Hawaii public housing authority's power to dispose of property seized, abandoned, or remaining upon eviction in and at public housing projects, elder or elderly housing, or state low-income housing projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). HASHEM HOU/CPH, WAM  SB124
HB774 HD1 SD1
Small Business Regulatory Review Board; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for the Small Business Regulatory Review Board to hire additional staff. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KAWAKAMI EET, WAM  SB1188
HB799 HD2 SD1
Uniform Aeronautics Act; Wildlife Removal
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM AERONAUTICS ACT.
Clarifies the authority of the State, its employees and its independent contractors to kill or attempt to kill wildlife by aerial means in furtherance of official State duties. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 111, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212). ITO WLA, JDL
HB801 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; SunStrong LLC; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SUNSTRONG LLC, A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to SunStrong LLC, a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (HB801 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 116, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217). ITO TRE, WAM  SB1042
HB805 HD2 SD1
Veterans Disability Benefits; Attachment; Exemption
RELATING TO VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS.
Exempts federal veterans' disability benefits from claims of creditors and attachment, levy, and seizure to enforce a court judgment, except in certain child and spousal support cases. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). CACHOLA (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDL
HB813 HD3 SD1
Ethics Code; Fair Treatment; Legislators; Task Force Members
RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.
Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out certain limitations placed on task force members from those placed on legislators. Makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from making statements or taking action in the exercise of their legislative functions. Effective 1/1/2017. (SD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:25PM in Conference Room 325. LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, RHOADS, Kong, San Buenaventura JDL
HB819 HD2 SD2
Bullying; Child Safety; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO BULLYING.
Requires state and county agencies and grantees that serve youth to adopt bullying prevention policies. Establishes a task force to assist the Governor with bullying prevention policies in the State. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TAKUMI, AQUINO, CHOY, ICHIYAMA, ING, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, OHNO, TSUJI EDN, JUD, FIN  SB845
HB822 HD2
Appropriation; Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Appropriates moneys for the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts to assist with its staffing and operating costs. (HB822 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. TSUJI, BROWER, CACHOLA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, WOODSON, Yamashita WLA, WAM
HB823 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Theft Pilot Project; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.
Establishes a two-year Agricultural Theft Pilot Project in the Department of Agriculture to focus on investigating and prosecuting agricultural theft or agricultural vandalism in the County of Hawaii. Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the office of the prosecuting attorney, county of Hawaii. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TSUJI, BROWER, CACHOLA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, WOODSON, Kong, Yamashita WLA/JDL, WAM  SB1199
HB825 HD1
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Transient Vacation Rentals
RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
Establishes licensing requirements and enforcement provisions for transient vacation rentals to be administered by the department of commerce and consumer affairs. (HB825 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TSI/CPH, JDL/WAM. SAIKI TSI/CPH, JDL/WAM  SB1237
HB827 HD3
CIP; 902 Alder Street, Honolulu, Oahu ($)
RELATING TO A MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for plans, design, and construction of a juvenile services center as part of a mixed-use residential project at 902 Alder Street. (HB827 HD3)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU/JDL, WAM. SAIKI, HASHEM HOU/JDL, WAM
HB837 HD2
Ivory; Rhinoceros Horn; Conservation
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ANIMALS.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enforce and create a registry for ivory and rhinoceros horn items that are intended for sale or purchase within the State; provided the age and species of the items can be documented. Provides that only registered items can be sold or bought. Exempts personal possession, acquisition by inheritance, and certain items with an ivory content of less than twenty percent by volume from registration. (HB837 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET/CPH, JDL/WAM. RHOADS, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, KAWAKAMI, C. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, SAIKI, SAY, TSUJI, Keohokalole, Kong, Matsumoto, Ohno EET/CPH, JDL/WAM
HB840 HD1 SD1
Department of Public Safety; Oahu Community Correctional Center; Halawa Correctional Facility; Construction; General Obligation Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Requires the department of public safety to construct a multi-story correctional facility at the Halawa correctional facility to replace the existing Oahu community correctional center. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for the planning, design, and construction of the multi-story correctional facility. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to PSM/CPH, WAM. RHOADS, MIZUNO, TAKAYAMA PSM/CPH, WAM  SB1190
HB847 HD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Primary Care Training Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Addresses primary care physician shortages by appropriating funds for the Interdisciplinary Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Primary Care Training Program at Hilo Medical Center. (HB847 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, WAM. NAKASHIMA, CREAGAN, EVANS, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TSUJI CPH, WAM
HB851 HD1 SD1
Emergency Medical Services; Advanced Life Support Ambulance; Puna; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to establish an advanced life support ambulance to be based in Puna on the island of Hawaii, including the acquisition of a vehicle and equipment and personnel costs for state-certified emergency medical services personnel. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ONISHI, CREAGAN, EVANS, NAKASHIMA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TSUJI, Lowen CPH, WAM  SB1016
HB853 HD1 SD1
Agriculture Workforce; Initiative; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes a K-12 Agriculture Workforce Development Pipeline Initiative in DLIR to conduct trainings for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-sufficiency. Appropriates funds to support the Initiative. Effective 01/20/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to JDL/WLA/EDU, WAM. NAKASHIMA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TSUJI JDL/WLA/EDU, WAM  SB1207
HB859 HD1 SD1
Department of Health; Website; Care-home Vacancy; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes the Department of Health (DOH) to maintain a forum on its website where specified state-licensed care facilities may post vacancy information. Requires DOH to convene a working group to discuss and provide feedback on the implementation and maintenance of the forum and posting of vacancy information. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HMS/CPH, WAM. MIZUNO, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, JOHANSON, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, Belatti, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM
HB866 HD1
Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act; Seller Exemption
RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
Establishes a mortgage license exemption for sellers of real property who offer or negotiate terms of a residential mortgage loan secured by the seller's own real property for which the seller is the mortgagee; provided that the seller provides three or fewer residential mortgage loans in one calendar year and the interest rate for the loan is not above the State's usury limit. (HB866 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH. MCKELVEY, KAWAKAMI CPH  SB756
HB867 HD1
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems; Basalt Rebar Initiative; General Obligation Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS' BASALT REBAR INITIATIVE.
Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to support the Pacific international space center for exploration systems' basalt rebar initiative, including construction of a basalt rebar plant and engineering assessments of the manufactured basalt rebar. (HB867 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to PSM/EET, WAM. MCKELVEY, BROWER, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HASHEM, KAWAKAMI, MATSUMOTO PSM/EET, WAM  SB671
HB871 HD1 SD2
Department of Agriculture; Biosecurity Program; Objectives; General Actions; Program Charges; Private-Public Partnerships; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
Establishes the Hawaii biosecurity program as a function of the entire DOA. Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds for specified projects. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TSUJI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, HASHEM, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Kong WLA/EET, WAM
HB874 HD1 SD2
Ka Papahana Kaiapuni; Hawaiian Language Assessments; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.
Requires the department of education to report on the status and long-term development and administration of non-translated annual assessments in the Hawaiian language for language arts, mathematics, and science for ka papahana kaiapuni students. Makes an appropriation to carry out the purposes of this Act. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). ING HWN/EDU, WAM
HB888 HD1 SD1 CD1
Loaded Firearm; Intoxication; Penalty
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Makes it a petty misdemeanor for a person to recklessly possess a loaded firearm while the person is intoxicated. (HB888 CD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/JDL  SB1153
HB900 HD2 SD1 CD1
Medical Assistance Fraud
RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD.
Provides that a person commits medical assistance fraud if the person knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement or representation of a material fact relative to the medical assistance program. Clarifies that fraudulently applying for or renewing medical assistance benefits is a class C felony and specifies the restitution amount chargeable for a violation. Applies extended statute of limitations for felonies involving fraud or deception to medical assistance fraud. (HB900 CD1)
(H) 6/22/2016- Act 094, on 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB1069
HB901 SD1 CD1
Law Enforcement Vehicles
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES.
Authorizes law enforcement vehicles of the harbors division of the department of transportation to be equipped with lights, sirens, and other equipment in a similar manner to other authorized emergency vehicles. (HB901 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 099, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRE, JDL  SB1070
HB906 HD1
General Excise Tax Exemptions for Certified or Approved Housing Projects
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTIFIED OR APPROVED HOUSING PROJECTS.
Ensures that certain eligible housing projects will remain affordable for certain minimum periods to be certified for exemption from general excise taxes. (HB906 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HOU, WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB1075
HB939
Amendments to Birth Certificates, Establishment of Parenthood
RELATING TO AMENDING IDENTITY OF REGISTRANT'S PARENT ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Clarifies that amendments to birth records that change parenthood shall not be conducted through the Uniform Information Practices Act procedures to correct personal records, but must be pursuant to a court order of appropriate jurisdiction or other legal establishment of parenthood.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 026, 04/27/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1126). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB1108
HB947 SD1
Fitness to Proceed; Hawaii State Hospital; Court Ordered Examination Reports
RELATING TO RECORDS OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS.
Creates consistency between statutes pertaining to unfit to proceed and acquit and commit regarding the Hawaii state hospital receiving copies of court ordered examination reports upon commitment to the hospital or conditional release. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB1116
HB970 HD1 SD2
Highway; Safety; Motor Vehicle Inspections; Motor Carrier Vehicle Inspections
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
Expands authority of the Director of Transportation over required motor vehicle and motor carrier vehicle inspections in the State including the authority to adopt rules to set fees. (SD2)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 4:30PM in Conference Room 225. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN  SB1139
HB995 SD1
Agriculture; Food Sustainability; On-Farm Mentoring; Future Farmers of America; 4-H; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Directs the DOA to provide grants to support existing whole system approach, on-farm mentoring programs. Appropriates funds as a grant for existing whole system approach, on-farm mentoring programs. Appropriates unspecified sums to the Future Farmers of America program and, as a grant, to the Hawaii 4-H Foundation to educate and support youth in agriculture careers. Takes effect 7/1/2112. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. ONISHI, CHOY, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ING, ITO, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, TAKUMI, TSUJI WLA, WAM
HB1005 HD1 SD1
Veterans Treatment Court; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.
Appropriates funds to the judiciary and the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu to support the Veterans Treatment Court. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, ITO, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, WARD PSM/JDL, WAM
HB1008 HD1
Blind Pedestrians; Safety
RELATING TO BLIND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.
Requires the examination for a driver's license to test the applicant's knowledge of operating a vehicle in a manner that ensures the safety of blind or visually impaired pedestrians. (HB1008 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2016- The committee on HMS deferred the measure. AQUINO, HAR, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA, Nakashima TRE/HMS
HB1011 HD1 SD2 CD1
Traffic Code; Dangerous Wheels; Prohibited
RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
Defines dangerous wheels and prohibits their use on vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers. (HB1011 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 100, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). AQUINO, CULLEN, HAR, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Nakashima, San Buenaventura TRE, JDL
HB1013 HD3
Right to Try Act; Experimental Treatments
RELATING TO EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS.
Establishes the Right to Try Act. Authorizes manufacturers to make investigational drugs, biological products, or devices available to terminally ill patients who have given written, informed consent. Exempts from liability and sanctions, persons who are involved in a patient's participation in experimental treatments for a terminal illness. (HB1013 HD3)
(S) 3/10/2016- Referred to CPH, JDL. CREAGAN, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, Belatti CPH, JDL
HB1017 HD1
Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act; Residential Mortgage Loans; Seller Financing
RELATING TO SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
Restores the exemptions from the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act for individuals who offer or negotiate the terms of a residential mortgage loan with or on behalf of an immediate family member or for the individual's own residence. Effective 01/01/2112. (HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH. WOODSON, HASHEM CPH  SB474
HB1025 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Executive Director Salary
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the HHFDC Board of Directors to set the salary of its Executive Director in an amount not to exceed that of the salary of the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). HASHEM HOU/JDL, WAM
HB1029 HD1 SD1
Endangered Species Recovery Committee; University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Natural Sciences.
RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.
Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by replacing the University of Hawaii Environmental Center's Director with the Dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Natural Sciences. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 257, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1366). YAMANE, CULLEN, C. LEE, Onishi HEA/EET
HB1039
Appropriation; UH; Local and Immigrant Farmer Education Program ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE LOCAL AND IMMIGRANT FARMER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
Appropriates moneys to the Local and Immigrant Farmer Education Program of the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Service to support the growth and sustainability of the agriculture industry.
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA/HEA, WAM. ONISHI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KAWAKAMI, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TSUJI, Choy, San Buenaventura, Tokioka WLA/HEA, WAM
HB1040 HD1 SD1
Invasive Species; Mitigation; Economic Model Formula; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Appropriates moneys to the HISC to contract with UHERO to establish an economic model formula to establish the impact and cost of mitigating the most significant invasive species in the State. Directs LRB to update its 2002 study to reflect costs and impact of mitigation efforts. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET, WAM. ONISHI, CHOY, ICHIYAMA, ING, KAWAKAMI, MATSUMOTO, OHNO, SAY, TSUJI EET, WAM
HB1041 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Hunting; Game Management Advisory Commission; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HUNTING.
Establishes the Game Management Advisory Commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates funds. (HB1041 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 210, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312). ONISHI, CHOY, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KAWAKAMI, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Matsumoto, San Buenaventura WLA, WAM  SB1224
HB1042 SD1
Important Agricultural Lands; Counties; Grants-in-Aid; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Appropriates funds for grants-in-aid to the counties for identifying and mapping important agricultural lands, preparing the final submission package to the land use commission, and assistance with exploring county incentives for important agricultural lands. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). WOODSON, TSUJI, Onishi WLA/PSM, WAM  SB1289
HB1044 HD1 SD1
Sexual Assault in the Second Degree; Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree; Sexual Penetration; Sexual Contact; Minor
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Amends the offense of sexual assault in the second degree to include a person who knowingly subjects to sexual penetration with a minor at least sixteen years of age and the person is contemporaneously acting in a professional capacity to instruct, advise, or supervise the minor, with certain exceptions. Amends the offense of sexual assault in the fourth degree to include a person who engages in or causes sexual contact with a minor at least sixteen years of age and the person is contemporaneously acting in a professional capacity to instruct, advise, or supervise the minor, with certain exceptions. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 153, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). RHOADS JDL  SB2522
HB1046 HD2 SD2 CD1
Crime; Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment; Innocence Redress
RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.
Provides compensation and expungement of conviction to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned when actually innocent. (HB1046 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 156, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1258). RHOADS, MIZUNO, TAKUMI, WOODSON JDL, WAM
HB1050 SD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Interisland Movement; Department of Agriculture; Audit; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO INTERISLAND MOVEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES.
Mandates the Department of Agriculture to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Requires annual report. Requires the Auditor to audit the Plant Quarantine Branch. Makes appropriations. (HB1050 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 243, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1352). TSUJI, BROWER, CHOY, ITO, KOBAYASHI, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA EET/WLA, WAM
HB1051 HD1 SD1
Department of Agriculture; Rulemaking; Declaration of Hawaii Geographic Indication
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Authorizes the DOA to adopt rules relating to the declaration of Hawaii geographic indication for agricultural commodities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, CPH. TSUJI, BROWER, CHOY, ITO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA WLA, CPH
HB1055 HD2 SD1
Voter Registration; Social Security Number; Driver's License Number; State Identification Number
RELATED TO ELECTIONS.
Requires on an application to register to vote, a Hawaii driver's license number or a Hawaii state identification card number or, if no license or identification card has been issued, the last four digits of the applicant's social security number. If the applicant does not have a social security number, requires an election official or county clerk to assign the applicant a unique number for voter registration purposes. Takes effect on 1/1/2018. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 167, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269). LOWEN, BELATTI, BROWER, ING, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MORIKAWA, OHNO, WOODSON, Rhoads JDL
HB1063 HD2 SD1
Emergency Medical Care; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.
Appropriates moneys to operate an additional emergency medical services unit in the Moanalua, Aliamanu, Red Hill, Salt Lake, and Foster Village areas. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). JOHANSON, ICHIYAMA CPH, WAM  SB1281
HB1072 HD1 SD2 CD1
Prescribing Psychologists; Prescriptive Authority Privilege
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGISTS.
Authorizes and establishes procedures and criteria for prescriptive authority for clinical psychologists who meet specific education, training, and registration requirements, including that the prescribing psychologist practices in a county with a population of less than 500,000. Requires the Board of Psychology to report to the Legislature prior to the regular session of 2020. Sunsets August 31, 2024. (HB1072 CD1)
(H) 5/4/2016- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 715). SOUKI, NAKASHIMA, McKelvey CPH/JDL, WAM  SB748
HB1086 SD1
Environmental Reorganization; Update LRB Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Requires LRB to update its 1985 study on environmental reorganization for Hawaii and assess the feasibility of implementing the findings and recommendations of the 1992 department of environmental protection task force. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET, WAM. C. LEE, BROWER, EVANS, JOHANSON, KAWAKAMI, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SOUKI, TAKUMI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura, Tsuji EET, WAM
HB1087 HD1 SD1
Environmental Response Revolving Fund; Barrel Tax
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Changes the amount of the barrel tax deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund from 5 cents per barrel to an unspecified amount to support environmental activities and programs. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET, WAM. C. LEE, JOHANSON, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, RHOADS, SAIKI EET, WAM
HB1089 HD2
Motor Vehicles; Certificates of Inspection
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires motor vehicle safety inspections to be conducted every two years rather than annually for vehicles registered in a county with a population of three hundred thousand or less. (HB1089 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TRE/CPH, WAM. C. LEE, BROWER, JOHANSON, KAWAKAMI, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, SAIKI, SOUKI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Nakashima, San Buenaventura TRE/CPH, WAM
HB1096 HD2 SD1
Residential Mortgage Loans; Mortgage Loan Originator Companies; Posted Business Hours; Regular Business Hours
RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
Specifies that mortgage loan originator companies shall be open for business to the public during posted business hours, at least some of which shall be during regular business hours. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 144, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246). MCKELVEY (Introduced by request of another party) CPH
HB1098 HD2
Mortgage Loan Origination Licensees; Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund Target Balance and Fee Collection
RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
Authorizes the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to make adjustments to the collection of fees for the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund without regard to chapter 91, HRS, to better maintain the intended $750,000 balance in the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund. (HB1098 HD2)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, WAM. MCKELVEY (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM
HB1111 HD2 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Copies of Records; Fees
RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to set rates for certain copies of records protected from the disclosure requirements of Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes minimum and maximum rates for copies of medical records subpoenaed from any of HHSC's regional system facilities, and requires the amount to be based on the actual cost of preparation. (HB1111 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 073, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). BELATTI CPH/JDL, WAM
HB1112 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Audit; Collective Bargaining; Transition; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Repeals certain limits on operational authority. Requires the auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of HHSC every five years. Authorizes HHSC to negotiate master collective bargaining agreements for its employees. Authorizes a regional system of the Hawaii health systems corporation, in collaboration with a private entity, to transition any one or more of its facilities to management and operation by a new nonprofit management entity. Appropriates an unspecified amount to the department of budget and finance for an unspecified number of positions to coordinate the review of documents and examine the fiscal implications posed by a transition of any Hawaii health systems corporation facility to management and operation by a nonprofit management entity. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). BELATTI CPH/JDL, WAM
HB1127 HD1 SD1
Procurement; Procurement Officers; Education and Training; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires all procurement officers of state and county governmental bodies to attend initial training by the State Procurement Office and regular follow-up training as determined by the State Procurement Office. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). MATSUMOTO, BROWER, FUKUMOTO CHANG, JOHANSON, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, ONISHI, Cachola, Creagan, Ichiyama, Ing, Ito, Kong, C. Lee, Morikawa, San Buenaventura, Say, Woodson GVO/JDL, WAM  SB1357
HB1141 HD2 SD1
Cesspool; Prohibition; Department of Health
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Prohibits new installation of a cesspool and new construction served by a cesspool after December 31, 2016. Authorizes the department of health to develop rules for exceptions. (SD1)
(S) 1/22/2016- Re-Referred to EET, JDL/CPH. LOWEN, BELATTI, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, THIELEN, Brower, Evans, LoPresti, San Buenaventura, Souki EET, JDL/CPH
HB1147 HD1
Emergency Services Failsafe Program; Medical Services; Emergency Room; Forum for Patient Advocacy ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes a two-year pilot emergency services failsafe program to assist physicians and patients in obtaining a second medical opinion regarding diagnosis and treatment. Authorizes the Department of Health to convene a committee to create a forum related to patient advocacy in the emergency department setting. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. (HB1147 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to CPH, WAM. BELATTI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM
HB1154 HD1
Disabled Persons Parking; Funding
RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Increases the state vehicle registration fee, with proceeds to be deposited into the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund to cover the costs of administering the parking program for persons with disabilities. (HB1154 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to TRE/CPH, WAM. AQUINO, CULLEN, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura TRE/CPH, WAM
HB1161 HD1 SD1
Community Health Centers; Appropriations; Affordable Care Act; Medicaid; Health Homes; Med-QUEST Programs; Healthcare ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to the department of human services to restore basic adult dental benefits to medicaid enrollees and to provide outreach and eligibility services for individuals and families at federally qualified health centers. Appropriates funds from the community health centers special fund to establish health homes. Appropriates general revenues for administrative support for the health homes program. Appropriates funds to the department of health for direct health care for uninsured and underinsured patients at community health centers. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to HMS/CPH, WAM. MORIKAWA, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HASHEM, JOHANSON, KAWAKAMI, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, TAKUMI, YAMANE HMS/CPH, WAM  SB908
HB1167 HD1 SD2
Tax Credits; Capital Infrastructure; Honolulu Harbor
RELATING TO THE CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TAX CREDIT.
Sets the maximum amount of capital infrastructure tax credits that may be issued in any taxable year at $2,500,000 per qualified infrastructure tenant. Allows any capital infrastructure costs that would result in a tax credit in excess of the maximum amount to be applied to subsequent tax years. Requires a qualified infrastructure tenant to expend $40,000,000 within a taxable year before becoming eligible for the tax credit. Recaptures the tax credit if the qualified infrastructure tenant fails to relocate within an unspecified amount of time following the execution of a lease with the department of transportation. Requires taxpayers claiming the tax credit to submit information to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). NISHIMOTO EET, WAM
HB1170 HD2 SD2
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Mineral Resources; Geothermal Resources
RELATING TO LAND RESOURCES.
Revises statutory provisions relating to the regulation of geothermal and mineral resources under chapters 171 and 182, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide clarity and consistency. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 220, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). YAMANE TRE/WLA, JDL
HB1172 HD1
Tax Credit; Research Activities
RELATING TO RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
Provides that, notwithstanding the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to the contrary, the amount of the state tax credit for research activities shall be calculated based on all qualified research expenses for the taxable year instead of on the increase of expenses over past years. (HB1172 HD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to EET, WAM. NISHIMOTO EET, WAM
HB1176 HD2 SD1
E-liquid; Electronic Smoking Devices; Packaging Requirements; Prohibitions; Penalties ($)
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Beginning January 1, 2017, prohibits the sale of an e-liquid container for an electronic smoking device unless the container is child-resistant and prohibits the sale of an e-liquid container that includes e-liquid containing nicotine unless the e-liquid packaging is labeled with warning language. Establishes a violation as a penalty. Includes e-liquid under the definition of "hazardous substance" as used in the Hawaii Poison Prevention Packaging Act. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. YAMASHITA HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
HB1177 SD1
DOA; Grant Writing Position; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates moneys to establish a grant writer position within the DOA. Prioritizes organic and Korean natural farming. (SD1)
(S) 1/21/2016- Re-Referred to WLA, WAM. YAMASHITA, TSUJI, Onishi WLA, WAM
HB1182 HD1 SD1
Income Tax Credit; Expenses for Household and Dependent Care Services Necessary for Gainful Employment
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the manner in which the taxpayer's applicable percentage is determined. (SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). JOHANSON, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI WAM