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SB13 HD1
School Psychologist; Registration; Study
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
Beginning 7/1/2017, establishes registration requirements and limitations on use of titles for school psychologists. Requires the Auditor to conduct a study to determine whether licensure for the practice of school psychology is warranted. (SB13 HD1)
(S) 4/19/2016- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 613). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, Inouye, Riviere CPH  HB269
SB75 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Battery Storage Recycling Task Force
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Requires the Department of Health to establish the Hawaii Battery Storage Recycling Task Force (Task Force) to make recommendations for a workable recycling program for battery storage devices in Hawaii. Requires the Task Force to submit an interim report and final report to the Legislature. (SB75 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). ENGLISH HLT/EEP, FIN
SB83 SD1 HD1
University of Hawaii Intercollegiate Athletics Program; Tourism Special Fund Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes an appropriation from the tourism special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017 for travel expenses and subsidies incurred by the intercollegiate athletics program of the University of Hawaii. Requires the governor to determine whether such funding should continue beyond fiscal year 2016-2017 and take appropriate action to implement the determination. (SB83 HD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on HED with Representative(s) Choy, LoPresti, Morikawa, Tupola, Ward, Woodson voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen voting no (1) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). ENGLISH TOU, HED, FIN
SB100 SD1 HD1
Employees' Retirement System, Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Joint Investment Study; 2014 Appropriation
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
Corrects a statement in the 2014 Act that reduced the appropriation for the joint investment study of the employees' retirement system and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund. (SB100 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TOKUDA LAB, FIN
SB113 SD2 HD1
Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program. Establishes Hawaii Health Systems Corporation contract obligations for participants in the Program. (SB113 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, English, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman HED, FIN
SB139 SD1 HD1
Civil Service; Exemptions
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTIONS.
Amends language to require each director of central personnel agency for a jurisdiction to review state civil service positions exempted under section 76-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on or after July 1, 2002, and prior to July 1, 2014, to determine whether the positions should continue to be exempt. Amends the positions that are exempt from civil service. Requires the Director of Human Resources Development to submit a report to the legislature. (SB139 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Shimabukuro, Tokuda, Wakai LAB, FIN
SB140 HD2
Government Records; Maintenance; Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care; Public Inspection
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
Requires agencies to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection. (SB140 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, SHIMABUKURO, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB786
SB144 SD1 HD1
Suits at Common Law; Jury Trials; Value in Controversy
RELATING TO JURY TRIAL.
Increases the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law from $5,000 to $10,000. (SB144 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN
SB194 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Commission on the History and Culture of People of African Descent
RELATING TO THE CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND AFRICAN AMERICANS.
Establishes the Hawaii Commission on the History and Culture of People of African Descent to recognize the contributions of people of African descent in Hawaii and educate residents and visitors to the State about these contributions. (SB194 HD1)
(H) 4/19/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 657). ESPERO, Baker, Gabbard, Taniguchi, Wakai VMI, FIN
SB214 SD1 HD1
Small Claims Division of the District Court; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE DISTRICT COURT.
Establishes the exclusive jurisdiction of the small claims division of the district court over cases in which the amount claimed is $1,000 or less. Expands the small claims division's jurisdiction over personal property cases to include any personal property worth $5,000 or less. (SB214 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, English, Shimabukuro, Tokuda JUD
SB230 HD1
Crime Victim Restitution; Lost Wages; Mental Health Treatment; Therapy
RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Clarifies that reimbursement to crime victims includes lost wages and mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy. (SB230 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, NISHIHARA, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Espero, Galuteria, Kahele, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB159
SB286 SD2 HD1
Office of the State Inspector General; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL.
Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General, to be headed by the State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or quasi-public agency, or by the officers or employees of a state agency or quasi-public agency. Appropriation. (SB286 HD1)
(H) 4/21/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678). KIM, IHARA, Dela Cruz, Harimoto JUD, FIN  HB238
SB287 SD2 HD2
Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Absentee Voting; Postponed Elections and Election Results; Election Expenses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Beginning with the primary election in 2016, requires the office of elections to implement election by mail in a county with a population of fewer than 100,000. Beginning with the 2018 primary election, implement election by mail in each county with a population of fewer than 500,000. Thereafter, election by mail is required for all elections. Provides places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots and ensures a limited number of voter service centers in each county to remain open on the day of election to allow voters with special needs to vote and receive personal delivery of absentee, permanent absentee, and mail-in ballots. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the voter service center shall enable the eligible voter to register to vote on the day of the election. Makes conforming amendments for procedures to postpone elections and the disclosure of the election result in the event of a natural disaster; and the allocation of election expenses between the State and counties. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program. (SB287 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, Ruderman JUD, FIN
SB304 SD2 HD1
Maternal Mortality Review Panel; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes the Hawaii Maternal Mortality Review Panel within the Department of Health to conduct a comprehensive review of maternal deaths that have occurred in the State. (SB304 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, ESPERO, Baker, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, FIN
SB305 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Electronic Smoking Devices; Tobacco Products; Prohibition
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 the premises of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation facilities. (SB305 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 025, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). GREEN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, HARIMOTO, RUDERMAN, WAKAI, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Shimabukuro CPH
SB320 SD1 HD2
Agricultural District Lands; Composting
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
Permits composting in agricultural districts if a special use permit is obtained for composting materials from off-site. Restricts composting on lands in agricultural district with soil classified by the Land Study Bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B to on-site uses using the lesser of one acre or ten per cent of the land. (SB320 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, ENGLISH, GABBARD, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, RIVIERE, Baker, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Kahele, Taniguchi, L. Thielen AGR, EEP
SB325 SD1 HD2
University of Hawaii; Omnibus ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Makes comprehensive changes affecting the University of Hawaii System. Appropriates funds. (SB325 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TANIGUCHI HED, FIN  HB554
SB364 SD2 HD1
Elections; Recount; Supreme Court; Contests for Cause
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Establishes a process for the recounting of ballots cast in a contest. Authorizes that contests for cause challenging a contest result may also be based upon unlawful activity or force majeure. (SB364 HD1)
(H) 4/21/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kahele, Riviere, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB125
SB379 SD2 HD2
Cottage Food; Cottage Food Operators; Cottage Food Operation; Permit; Department of Health
RELATING TO FOOD.
Requires cottage food operators, who produce non-potentially hazardous food products in a home kitchen or farm kitchen for direct sale to consumers, to obtain a cottage food operation permit from the Department of Health. Establishes labeling requirements. Requires the Department of Health to issue food establishment permits notwithstanding chapter 46, HRS. (SB379 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, GREEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, RIVIERE, SHIMABUKURO, Slom, L. Thielen EDB, CPC  HB1233
SB382 SD2 HD2
Qualified Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Local Feed Source Survey; Local Agriculture; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for qualified feed developers. Appropriates funds for the grant program, reimbursements to qualified producers for feed cost, and a survey of local feed ingredient sources. Appropriates funds for the Future Farmers of America program. (SB382 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Slom AGR, FIN  HB508
SB452 SD1 HD2
Campaign Spending Reports; Campaign Spending Commission Package
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Requires that supplemental campaign spending reports be filed annually on January 31. (SB452 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB175
SB475 SD1 HD2
Public Agency Meetings; Meeting Notice; Emergency Meetings
RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
Allows the electronic mailing of meeting notices; requires the posting of the notice on the state or appropriate county's electronic calendar; and clarifies potential posting disputes. Adds emergency meetings to the public meeting notice requirements. (SB475 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN, IHARA, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA JUD, FIN
SB512 SD2 HD1
Department of Agriculture; Hawaii One Plan; Conservation Plan; Steering Committee; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes the Hawaii One Plan Steering Committee. Appropriates funds to develop and operate the Hawaii One Plan to provide conservation plans online. (SB512 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). L. THIELEN, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, Gabbard, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro AGR, WAL, FIN
SB533 SD1 HD1
Emergency Management; News Media Access
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Allows the news media, under the supervision of emergency management agency personnel, to access areas that are closed pursuant to emergency management powers of the governor and mayor. (SB533 HD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Oshiro, Say, Tokioka, Ward, Woodson excused (5). INOUYE, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Slom, Wakai PBS, JUD  HB592
SB559 SD2 HD2
Military Affairs Advisor; Assistant Advisor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE MILITARY.
Establishes and funds a Military Affairs Advisor position who reports directly to the Governor and an Assistant Military Affairs Advisor position in the Office of the Governor. (SB559 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ESPERO, Ihara, Shimabukuro, Slom VMI, FIN
SB577 SD2 HD1
Campaign Finance; Hawaii Election Campaign Fund; Fees; Appropriation
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Requires the deposit of any fees assessed by the campaign spending commission into the Hawaii election campaign fund. Authorizes payment of the commission's operating expenses from the general fund and appropriates funds for operating expenses, including investigation expenses. (SB577 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, GREEN, Baker, Espero, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB884
SB612 SD1 HD1
Operating a Vehicle; Probation
RELATING TO PROBATION.
Provides for a period of probation for any person convicted of the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Mandates a period of probation for any person convicted of operating a vehicle after license and privilege have been suspended or revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. (SB612 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). NISHIHARA, ESPERO, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Harimoto, Kidani, Kouchi, Slom TRN, JUD, FIN  HB434
SB646 SD2
Household Energy Demand; Clotheslines; Residential Property; Reasonable Restrictions
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Permits the installation of clotheslines in any residential dwelling, apartment, condominium, or townhouse, under certain conditions. Defines a reasonable restriction on the placement and use of clotheslines as any restriction that is necessary to protect public health and safety, buildings from damage, historic or aesthetic values, or shorelines under certain circumstances. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/2/2016- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA EEP, CPC
SB652 SD1 HD2
Executive Meeting; Public Agency Meeting
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Requires a public agency board to report any discussion or final action taken during an executive meeting; provided that such disclosure is not inconsistent with the purpose of convening the executive meeting, but giving the board discretion to maintain confidentiality. (SB652 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, Chun Oakland, Espero, L. Thielen JUD, FIN
SB668 SD1 HD1
Registry of Clean and Sober Homes; Immunity; Liability
RELATING TO THE REGISTRY OF CLEAN AND SOBER HOMES.
Provides immunity from liability to DOH and its employees, agents, and volunteers for operating the clean and sober homes registry. (SB668 HD1)
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). ESPERO, GALUTERIA HLT, JUD, FIN
SB675 SD2 HD3
Firefighters; Presumption; Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO FIREFIGHTERS.
Establishes a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who suffers from cancer, blood-borne infectious diseases, or conditions related to hazardous material exposure contracted it in the course of employment. Benefits include one-hundred per cent average weekly wages, disability indemnity, and death benefits. (SB675 HD3)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). ESPERO, Galuteria LAB, JUD, FIN  HB435
SB676 SD2 HD1
Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit; Kapalama Container Terminal Project; Displaced Tenants
RELATING TO THE CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TAX CREDIT.
Includes structures, machinery, equipment, and capital assets in the definition of capital infrastructure costs. Sets a new maximum amount of capital infrastructure tax credits that may be issued in any taxable year per qualified infrastructure tenant. Specifies that excess tax credits may be carried forward. Specifies that special purpose entities may qualify as a qualified infrastructure tenant. (SB676 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 423. ESPERO, INOUYE, NISHIHARA EET, WAM
SB682 SD2 HD1
Medical Marijuana; Patients and Caregivers; Protections; Certifying Physician
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Establishes a system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Requires that the number of licensed dispensaries and production centers increase gradually over an initial phase-in period.  Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place, under certain conditions. Replaces the requirement that a certifying physician be the qualifying patient's primary care physician with a requirement that the physician have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the qualifying patient. Prohibits primary caregivers from cultivating medical marijuana after 6/30/2018, subject to certain exceptions. Appropriates funds. (HD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). ESPERO, GALUTERIA HLT/JUD, FIN
SB703 SD1 HD1
Solid Waste; Methane Gas
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Exempts contracts for the extraction and capture of methane generated from municipal waste from the procurement code. (SB703 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GABBARD, GREEN, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran EEP, FIN
SB737 SD1 HD2
Check Cashing; Deferred Deposit Agreements; Fees; Annual Percentage Rate
RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Creates standards, including authorization for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules, for check cashing businesses, including requirements for registration, surety, recordkeeping, examinations, and confidentiality. Sets new penalties for check cashing businesses that violate the established standards. (SB737 HD2)
(H) 4/20/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 670). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Wakai CPH  HB744
SB750
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Renewable Energy; Anaergia Incorporated ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ANAERGIA INCORPORATED.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Anaergia Incorporated with the development of facilities for renewable nonfossil fuel energy production in Maui.
(H) 3/14/2016- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Tuesday 03-15-16 8:30AM in conference room 325. BAKER, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, Chun Oakland, Espero, Ihara, Kidani, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen, Wakai EEP, FIN
SB754 SD2 HD2
Time Sharing; Time Share; Short-term Product; Right to Cancel; Purchasers; Developers; Bond; Letter of Credit
RELATING TO TIME SHARING.
Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond or letter of credit. (SB754 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, English, Ihara, Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai EDB, CPC  HB271
SB768 SD1 HD1
In Vitro Fertilization Procedure Coverage; Infertility Disability
RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services. (SB768 SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO, Ihara HLT, CPC, FIN  HB864
SB778 SD2 HD2
Hawaiian Language Immersion; Student Assessments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires, and appropriates funds for, the Department of Education to continue developing and administering annual non-translated assessments in the Hawaiian language of established statewide performance standards for students in the Hawaiian language immersion program. Requires a preliminary and final report to the Legislature. (SB778 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO, Chun Oakland, Ihara OMH, EDN, FIN
SB786 SD2 HD1
Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Appropriates funds for the administration and operation of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee and for community outreach. (SB786 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO OMH/WAL, FIN  HB1380
SB805
Nursing; Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Removes the sunset provision from Act 255, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, relating to the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the practice of nursing as a registered nurse".
(S) 3/28/2016- Act 002, 03/24/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1102). GREEN HLT, CPC
SB814 SD1 HD1
Department of Education; Kihei High School; Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the Board of Education to name the new public high school in Kihei, Maui, the "Patsy Takemoto Mink Kihei High School" in honor of the late United States Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink. (SB814 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) McDermott voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). KIDANI, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kim, Slom, L. Thielen EDN, FIN
SB818 SD1
Tuberculosis Testing (TB); Department of Education; Department of Health; Certificate of TB Examination
RELATING TO TUBERCULOSIS TESTING.
Requires the department of health to accept FDA-approved, CDC-recommended tuberculosis (TB) blood tests in addition to the TB skin test for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of TB examination. Amends the law requiring tuberculosis clearance prior to public school entry to be in accordance with law in addition to department of health rules. Clarifies that the department of health's administrative rules regarding the use of the Mantoux tuberculin skin test or chest x-rays in obtaining a certificate of tuberculosis examination shall remain in effect until amended to include the addition of TB blood tests as an acceptable TB diagnostic. (SD1)
(H) 3/23/2016- The committee(s) on HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KIDANI, BAKER, GREEN, NISHIHARA, Dela Cruz, Espero, Galuteria, Slom, Wakai HLT, EDN
SB826 SD1 HD2
Condominiums; Owners Associations; Meetings; Managing Agent; Termination of Contract; Records; Accessibility
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Enhances effectiveness and efficiency of self-governance in condominium associations. (SB826 HD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). KIDANI, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ESPERO, NISHIHARA, WAKAI, Galuteria CPC, JUD
SB841 SD2 HD2
Interagency Working Group; School Health Program
RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Education and Department of Health to jointly establish an interagency working group to create a comprehensive school-based health program. Appropriates funds. (SB841 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIDANI, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KAHELE, Galuteria, Taniguchi EDN, HLT, FIN  HB698
SB887 SD2 HD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Broadband Cable; Advisory Subcommittees; Report
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Defines "industrial park" to include broadband cable landing and connectivity infrastructure facility development. Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to establish advisory subcommittees to make recommendations to the board. Requires a report to the governor and the legislature in 2016 regarding the formation of the sub-committees and their plans to develop industrial parks in conjunction with broadband cable landing and connectivity infrastructure facilities. (SB887 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ENGLISH, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Ruderman EDB, FIN
SB911 SD2 HD2 CD1
Latex Gloves; Prohibitions
RELATING TO LATEX.
Prohibits the use of latex gloves by personnel working in food establishments or by personnel providing ambulance services or emergency medical services beginning on 1/1/2017. Prohibits the use of latex gloves, with limited exceptions, by personnel working in dental health facilities or health care facilities beginning on 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 180, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER CPH, WAM  HB1238
SB912 SD1 HD1
Long-term Care; Inflationary Update; Medicaid Reimbursement
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. (SB912 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). CHUN OAKLAND, Baker HUS, FIN
SB974 SD1 HD1
Rental Housing Trust Fund; Mixed-use Rental Projects
RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING TRUST FUND.
Authorizes the Rental Housing Trust Fund to be used for spaces for public uses within mixed-use residential developments in which the residential component is the primary use and qualifies as an eligible rental housing project. (SB974 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA HSG, WAL, FIN
SB979 SD2 HD1
Office of Youth Services; Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH.
Requires the Office of Youth Services to coordinate a Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program until 6/30/2021. Establishes the Safe Places for Youth Program Coordinator position. Allows youth in crisis who are at least 14 but under 18 years of age to consent to accept services in the Pilot Program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. (SB979 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 9:36AM in conference room 229. CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Keith-Agaran, L. Thielen HMS, WAM  HB395
SB1000 SD1
Technology; Cable Communication Service; Bandwidth; Disclosures
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Requires a cable operator to disclose the maximum bandwidth available and a statement that outside factors may affect the actual bandwidth received for cable communication services. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 26 WAKAI, ESPERO, NISHIHARA, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Ruderman CPC, FIN
SB1010 SD1 HD1
Unauthorized Practice of Law; Pro Hac Vice
RELATING TO THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.
Allows a person who is not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State to provide legal services on a temporary basis in this State if the attorney provides services in association with or assists a Hawaii licensed attorney or as in-house counsel to an organization in another jurisdiction or to an affiliated entity or employee of that organization in the State. Requires the clerk of the supreme court to maintain a registry of all attorneys who are not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State, but provide services for a matter that is not being litigated in any court of the State. Makes conforming amendments to attorney licensure requirements. Effective 3/15/2038. (HD1)
(H) 3/2/2016- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, Espero, Ihara, Slom, Taniguchi JUD, CPC  HB351
SB1011 SD1 HD2
Collective Bargaining; EUTF
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Repeals provision providing that arbitration shall not be available to resolve disputes regarding EUTF contributions by State and counties. Amends the selection of the neutral third member of the arbitration panel. Effective 3/15/2038. (HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Kouchi LAB, JUD, FIN  HB664
SB1022 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Residency Requirement; Appointed Officials (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REPEAL THE ONE-YEAR MINIMUM HAWAII RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR APPOINTMENT PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the minimum one-year Hawaii residency requirement for appointment as an officer of a principal department pursuant to article V, section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii. (SD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Jordan, LoPresti, McKelvey, Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). ESPERO, KEITH-AGARAN JUD, FIN
SB1032 SD2 HD2
Tobacco Regulation; License Fee; Retail Tobacco Permit; Cigarettes; Tobacco Products
RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Expands the definition of "tobacco products" to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. (SB1032 HD2)
(H) 4/20/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 670). BAKER, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, Espero, Wakai CPH, WAM  HB1184
SB1036 SD2 HD1
Substance Abuse Treatment; DOH; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.
Establishes within the Department of Health a working group to address publicly-funded substance abuse treatment services. Appropriates funds. (SB1036 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, ESPERO, Riviere, Wakai HLT, FIN
SB1042 SD1 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; SunStrong LLC; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
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. (SB1042 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, Espero, Gabbard, Inouye, Riviere, Wakai EEP, FIN  HB801
SB1047 SD1 HD1
Waste-to-energy Power; Sustainable Energy; Waste Management; Clean Energy; Pelatron Q, LLC; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Appropriation ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON Q, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pelatron Q, LLC, with the development of waste-to-energy power plants in Hawaii. (SB1047 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN  HB1515
SB1059 SD2 HD2
Invasive Species; Department of Agriculture; Hawaii Invasive Species Council; Appropriation; Little Fire Ant; Pesticide Treatment Coupon Pilot Project; Little Fire Ant Site Map
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Mandates the Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Mandates the Department of Agriculture to establish a little fire ant Pesticide Treatment Coupon Pilot Project and site map. Requires annual reports. Appropriations. (SB1059 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB890
SB1062 SD2 HD1
Biosecurity; Private-Public Partnerships; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.
Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds for specified projects. (SB1062 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB893
SB1064 SD1 HD1
Procurement; Professional Services; Minimum Three Qualified
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
Authorizes the Procurement Policy Board to adopt rules addressing situations of fewer than three qualified persons for procurement of professional services. Allows the Chief Procurement Officer to proceed with procurement in according with the adopted rules. (SB1064 HD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KIM (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, JUD, FIN  HB895
SB1067 SD2 HD1
Charitable Solicitation
RELATING TO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION.
Amends the definitions of "professional fund-raising counsel" or "professional fundraising counsel" and "solicit" and "solicitation". Clarifies required disclosures by professional solicitors. Authorizes the Attorney General to require electronic financial reporting by professional solicitors. Imposes a fine for late financial reports by professional solicitors and for commercial co-venturers who are found by the Attorney General to have violated chapter 467B, HRS. Clarifies exemptions from registration requirements.
(H) 4/1/2016- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KIM (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB898
SB1074 SD1 HD1
State Planning Act; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
Requires the office of planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. (SB1074 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, WAL, FIN  HB905
SB1076 SD1 HD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (14) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-2017. (SB1076 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB907
SB1079 SD1 HD1 CD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items; Units (3), (4), (14) ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for Bargaining Units (3), (4) and (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (CD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB910
SB1095 SD1 HD1
Habilitative Services
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Defines the term "habilitative services" to mean health care services, including but not limited to physical and occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, applied behavior analysis, medical equipment, orthotics, and prosthetics, that help a person keep, learn, or improve skills and functioning for daily living. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, HLT, FIN  HB926
SB1101 SD1 HD3
Civil Service Exemption; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Public Housing Renovations
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Extends the availability of the exemption from state civil service for persons hired or contracted by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to repair and maintain vacant housing units. (SB1101 HD3)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, LAB, FIN  HB932
SB1122 HD1
Wage and Hour Law; Minimum Compensation Exemption
RELATING TO WAGE AND HOUR LAW.
Increases the amount of guaranteed monthly compensation required to exempt an individual from minimum wage, overtime, and record keeping requirements under the Hawaii Wage and Hour Law. (SB1122 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB953
SB1146 SD1 HD1
University of Hawaii; Accounting and Financial Management System
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Requires the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to submit to the Legislature a program performance report for each fiscal quarter showing a comparison of actual revenues and expenditures versus budgeted revenues and expenditures. Extends the University of Hawaii's authority for independent fiscal management and oversight for one additional year. (SB1146 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  HB977
SB1150 SD1 HD2
Power Generation; Naphtha Fuel Tax; Sunset; Extension
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility. (SB1150 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KOUCHI EEP, FIN  HB1243
SB1155 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Transfer of Authority; Film Development and Marketing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.
Assigns to the Hawaii Tourism Authority the responsibilities for film development and marketing. Transfers the Film Industry Branch within the Creative Industries Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Appropriates general funds to the Film Development and Marketing Special Fund. (SB1155 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM, Wakai TOU, EDB, FIN
SB1157 SD2 HD1
Starlight Reserve; Advisory Committee
RELATING TO STARLIGHT RESERVE.
Extends the existence of the Starlight Reserve Advisory Committee until June 30, 2021. Amends the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' representative on the committee. Requires the Starlight Reserve Advisory Committee to report to the Legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2017 and 2019. (SB1157 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ESPERO, BAKER, Keith-Agaran EDB, FIN
SB1174 SD2 HD2
Workers' Compensation; Medical Examination
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Provides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event that there is no mutual agreement. (SB1174 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, Espero, Riviere, Ruderman HLT, LAB, FIN
SB1178 SD2 HD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; Acupuncture Treatments
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Increases the authorized benefit for acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance. (SB1178 HD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). GREEN, GABBARD, RUDERMAN, Espero TRN, CPC, FIN
SB1219 SD2 HD1
Employment Security; Independent Contractor; Guidelines; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Clarifies Hawaii's employment security law for employee status. Includes 20 factors to be used as guidelines when determining whether an individual could be an employee. Retains the ability of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to determine if an individual is an employee. Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the Legislature prior to the regular session of 2016 regarding guidelines developed by the Unemployment Insurance Coverage Committee. Requires an annual report over the next five years to the Legislature regarding covered employment determinations. (SB1219 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, Kidani, Wakai LAB, CPC, JUD  HB1213
SB1221 SD2 HD1
Students with Diabetes; Schools; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Education to consult with the Department of Health and the American Diabetes Association to develop and adopt rules for the training of school employees and qualified volunteers to provide care to students with diabetes. Appropriates funds. (SB1221 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Keith-Agaran HLT, EDN, FIN  HB861
SB1228 SD2 HD3
State Procurement Office; Special Innovative Procurement; Public-private Partnerships; Procurement Policy Board; Rules; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Establishes a process for special innovative procurement and generates a framework for public-private partnership in Hawaii. Appropriates funds for a temporary position to assist the Procurement Policy Board. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to procure services to develop a master plan for the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. (SB1228 HD3)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). DELA CRUZ, Inouye, Kahele, Kidani, Wakai EDB, CPC, FIN
SB1260 HD1
Department of Health; Advance Disposal Fee Glass; Deposit Beverage Container Glass; Recycling; Audit Recommendations; Report
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Mandates the recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor to the Department of Health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the Department of Health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the Legislature. (SB1260 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, Espero, Harimoto, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Wakai EEP, FIN
SB1280 SD2 HD2
Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Motor Vehicle Insurance; Qualifications; Public Utilities Commission; Permit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
Requires the public utilities commission to regulate transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers. Requires drivers to register as business entities with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes insurance requirements and qualifications for persons who operate or serve as drivers for transportation network companies. Appropriates funds to the PUC. (SB1280 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). WAKAI, Espero, Galuteria, Inouye TRN, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1287
SB1295 SD1 HD2
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Enterprise Zone Incentives; Renewable Energy Technology
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Provides Enterprise Zone incentives for qualified renewable energy technology business activity on real property owned by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. (SB1295 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). DELA CRUZ, INOUYE EDB, EEP, FIN
SB1311 SD2 HD1 CD1
Licensed Behavior Analyst; Practitioner; Direct Support Worker; Psychologist; Healthcare Professional
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Exempts a licensed or credentialed practitioner practicing within the practitioner's own recognized scope of practice from licensure and certification requirements. Temporarily exempts from the licensing requirements for the practice of behavior analysis, direct support workers who provide autism treatment services pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature on implementing measures to comply with the licensure and certification requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 107, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208). TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND EDN, HLT/CPC, FIN  HB1440
SB1338 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Health Connector; Large Group Coverage; Transitional Renewal Policies; Notification
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.
Authorizes large group coverage under the Connector. Beginning 10/1/2016, ends authorization to renew or issue transitional renewal policies. Requires notice to group health plans offering COBRA coverage about options for affordable coverage under the Connector. (SB1338 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Galuteria, Green, Kidani, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai HLT/CPC, FIN  HB1467
SB1367 SD1 HD1
Department of Health; Project Kealahou; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROJECT KEALAHOU.
Appropriates funds for the continued funding of Project Kealahou within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the Department of Health. Requires the Department of Health to submit an annual report on the program to the Legislature. (SB1367 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). L. THIELEN, BAKER HLT, FIN  HB1435
SB1374 SD2 HD2
Land Exchange; Dole Food Company ($)
RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to negotiate land exchanges with Dole Food Company, Inc. Requires a report to the Legislature. (SB1374 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 5:05pm in conference room 224. DELA CRUZ, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, English, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Tokuda, Wakai WLA, WAM
SB2007 SD1
State Council on Mental Health; Quorum; Membership
RELATING TO STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
Amends the membership of the State Council on Mental Health, defines quorum for the Council, and specifies number of votes required to constitute valid acts of the Council. Designates the State Council on Mental Health within the department of health for administrative purposes. (SD1)
(H) 3/21/2016- Re-referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 33 CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Espero, Riviere HLT, FIN
SB2008 SD1
Service Area Boards; Mental Health and Substance Abuse
RELATING TO SERVICE AREA BOARDS.
Amends statutory provisions relating to quorum and voting requirements for service area boards on mental health and substance abuse. Designates service area boards on mental health and substance abuse within the department of health for administrative purposes. (SD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Espero, Riviere, Wakai CPC, FIN
SB2021 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Biofuels; Cogeneration Facility ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.
Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, for the purpose of establishing a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities, for an additional five years. (SB2021 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). INOUYE EEP, FIN  HB1853
SB2026 SD2 HD1
Apprentice Hunting License Program
RELATING TO HUNTING.
Establishes a Hawaii apprentice hunting license to authorize persons without a hunting license to hunt under direct supervision of a licensed hunter. (SB2026 HD1)
(H) 3/16/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kong excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD, FIN  HB2450
SB2029 HD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Fines; Costs
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Increases the amounts of fines that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures for campaign spending violations. Allows the campaign spending commission to recover its costs from violators. Directs moneys collected for costs to be deposited in the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund. (SB2029 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1550
SB2030 SD1 HD1
Campaign Expenditures; Coordinated Activity; Dissemination; Distribution; Republication; Campaign Material
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Specifies that certain types of dissemination, distribution, republication, and use of campaign materials or the financing of which by any person is not a coordinated activity and shall not be considered a contribution to a candidate. (SB2030 HD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1551
SB2031
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Noncandidate Committees; Second Preliminary General Report
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Clarifies that increased fines may apply if a noncandidate committee fails to timely file a second preliminary general report.
(H) 3/16/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kong excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1552
SB2032 SD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Reports
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Clarifies: (1) the due dates of preliminary, final, and supplemental reports to be submitted to the campaign spending commission; and (2) that the supplemental report due on January 31 must be filed every year.
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1553
SB2040 SD1 HD1
Post-Secondary Education; Authorization; Closed Institution Records
RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
Clarifies that under the Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program, when an institution ceases to operate, the student transcripts shall be kept permanently in a form prescribed by the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and other records requested and obtained by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs may be disposed of at the Director's discretion. (SB2040 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). TANIGUCHI HED, FIN  HB1894
SB2076 SD2 HD1 CD1
Durable Medical Equipment; Licensure; Office of Health Care Assurance Special Fund
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Establishes a durable medical equipment supplier license program for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and related supplies through the office of health care assurance. Allows license fees to be deposited into the office of health care assurance special fund. Amends the cap on amounts of the office of health care assurance special fund that may be used per fiscal year. Amends the balance of the office of health care assurance special fund above which moneys are deposited into the general fund. Takes effect on 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 137, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239). CHUN OAKLAND, IHARA, Galuteria, Nishihara, L. Thielen HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1673
SB2077 SD1 HD2 CD2
ERS; HHSC; Separation Benefits; Early Retirement; EUTF
RELATING TO SEPARATION BENEFITS.
Authorizes HHSC employees facing position abolishment, reduction-in-force, or workforce restructuring to opt to receive either severance benefits or a special retirement benefit in lieu of exercising any reduction-in-force rights. Requires the State to pay a monthly contribution for employees separated from service as a result of Act 103, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015. (CD2)
(H) 7/28/2016- Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 4) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN  HB2446
SB2083 SD1 HD1
Statewide Traffic Code; Smoking; Motor Vehicle; Minors
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Prohibits smoking in a motor vehicle in which a minor is present. Requires the Department of Health to report on the enforceability of the prohibition and coordination of data collection efforts of the respective law enforcement agencies. (SB2083 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 225. CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Espero, Galuteria, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD, FIN  HB1569
SB2085 SD2
Kupuna Caucus; Kupuna Care Program; Aging and Disability Resource Center; Fall Prevention and Early Detection Services for Elderly; Healthy Aging Partnership; Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator and Public Awareness; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGING.
Part I: Makes an appropriation for the kupuna care program. Part II: Makes an appropriation for the aging and disability resource center. Part III: Makes an appropriation for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly. Part IV: Makes an appropriation for the healthy aging partnership program. Part V: Makes an appropriation for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position and for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to HLT/HUS, FIN, referral sheet 26 CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, IHARA, Baker HLT/HUS, FIN  HB1878
SB2100 SD2
Judiciary Package; District Judge ($)
RELATING TO DISTRICT JUDGES.
Increases the number of district judges in the second judicial circuit by one. (SD2)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1647
SB2101 SD1
Judiciary Package; District Court; Small Claims Division; Jurisdiction; Attorney's Fees
RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT SMALL CLAIMS.
Establishes small claims division's exclusive jurisdiction of cases for amounts of $1,000 or less. Allows plaintiff to request removal of small claims cases to be heard in ordinary procedures of the district court when counterclaim is filed. Allows a plaintiff to file cases in either the small claims division or regular claims division of district court if the plaintiff is represented by an attorney. Prohibits the award of attorney's fees in cases for amounts of $1,000 or less exclusive of interests and costs if the plaintiff is represented by an attorney and the district court has concurrent jurisdiction with the small claims division of district court. Takes effect 1/1/2017. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 26 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1648
SB2102 SD1 HD2
Judiciary supplemental budget. ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
To adjust and request appropriations for FY 201617 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of the Judiciary.
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1649
SB2103 SD1 HD1
Search Warrants
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.
Allows courts to authorize a person or entity, other than an officer of justice, to carry out a search warrant. Allows courts to authorize an officer to obtain technical assistance if the search warrant granted pertains to an electronic device or storage media and the officer submits a sworn statement. (SB2103 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1659
SB2104 SD2 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Crime Victims; Restitution; Collection; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.
Creates standards and procedures for income-withholding for purposes of enforcing restitution orders. Amends the definition of "debt" relating to the recovery of money owed to the State to include court-ordered restitution subject to civil enforcement. Provides priority of income withholding orders. Extends victims' access to adult probation records to include access to payment compliance records. Requires that any bail posted by a defendant be applied toward payment of any court-ordered restitution in the same case. Makes permanent Act 119, SLH 2011, which allows certain adult probation records to be provided to certain case management, assessment, or treatment service providers upon the screening for admission, acceptance, or admittance of the defendant into a treatment program. Extends for an additional two years the increase in percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments pursuant to Act 139, SLH 2012. Appropriates funds. (SB2104 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1660
SB2106 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Witnesses in Criminal Cases; Per Diem Payments
RELATING TO WITNESSES.
Increases the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases. Increases the per diem payment supplement for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 159, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1662
SB2107
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Pen Register; Definition
RELATING TO PEN REGISTERS.
Amends the definition of "pen register" to include cell phones and other communications devices among those that the numbers transmitted to and from may be recorded.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 028, 04/28/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1128). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD  HB1663
SB2108 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Criminal Process Records; Production of Records
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCESS.
Amends the definition of "criminal process" to include administrative subpoenas issued by the attorney general and county prosecutors for the purposes of production of records. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 160, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1664
SB2112 SD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Use of a Dog in Judicial Proceedings
RELATING TO THE USE OF A DOG IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Authorizes any state court to permit the use of a facility dog in a judicial proceeding involving the testimony of a vulnerable witness if the court determines that there is a compelling necessity for the use of a trained and credentialed facility dog to facilitate the testimony of a vulnerable witness. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 26 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1668
SB2113 SD1
Office of Elections Package; Elections; Absentee; Return Ballots
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Provides that the preparation of absentee ballots for counting may include opening the return envelope in which the ballot is enclosed and the validation of signatures, but shall not include opening the ballot envelope. Allows official election observers to be present during this process. Requires that, unless otherwise stated, the opening of return absentee ballot envelopes and signature validation commence the day immediately after ballots are transmitted to voters through election day. Provides that the counting of absentee ballots may begin no earlier than the fifteenth day prior to an election and establishes stages of absentee ballot counting. Prohibits persons present during the counting of absentee ballots from disclosing the results. Allows, rather than requires, observation of ballot handling by an official. Allows defective ballots to be replaced with new ballots by counting center employees without the presence of at least two official observers. Establishes a misdemeanor for any person who wilfully causes the results of any absentee ballot count to become publicly known before the polls have officially closed. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 26 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1650
SB2114 SD1 HD1
Elections; False Voter Information; Penalties
RELATING TO CLASS C FELONIES.
Requires a person applying for a late registration or registration at an absentee polling place to acknowledge that providing false information on the signed affidavit is a class C felony. (SB2114 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1651
SB2117 SD1
Office of Elections Package; Absentee Ballots; Electronic Transmission
RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
Allows a permanent absentee voter to temporarily receive a ballot at an alternate address for elections within an election cycle. Clarifies that certain conditions that normally lead to a termination of permanent absentee voter status do not apply if the voter resides in an absentee ballot only area. Replaces references to facsimile ballots with references to electronically transmitted ballots. Allows a voter to receive an absentee ballot by electronic transmission if the voter requires such a ballot within five days of an election, or the voter would otherwise not be able to return a properly issued ballot by the close of polls. (SD1)
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1654
SB2121 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Meetings; Sunshine Law; County Council Members
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS AND RECORDS.
Repeals the June 30, 2016, sunset date of limited statutory exemptions from open meeting requirements which permit county council members to attend public meetings of other boards or community groups. Requires the county councils to submit annual reports to the Legislature on the effectiveness of procedural requirements to effectuate the exemption. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 056, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB1644
SB2123 SD1
HSAC Package; Zoning; Counties; Authority; Single-Family Residential; Vacation Rental Use
RELATING TO ZONING.
Clarifies county zoning authority by distinguishing single-family residential use from single-family vacation rental use and allowing amortization by ordinance for single-family transient vacation rentals over a reasonable period. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 26 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  HB1646
SB2131 SD2 HD2 CD1
Naphtha Fuel; Fuel Tax; Power Generation; High Technology Special Fund
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Clarifies that naphtha fuel, used in a power-generating facility, is subject to the fuel tax at a rate of 2 cents per gallon retroactive to January 1, 2016. Clarifies the deposit requirements of the high technology special fund. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 076, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN
SB2135
Cigars; Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Changes the tax rate on the sale of large cigars beginning 7/1/16.
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 26 KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB1634
SB2137 SD2
Agriculture; Food Sustainability; On-farm Mentoring; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes an on-farm mentoring program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the department of agriculture to support existing on-farm mentoring programs and for a pilot on-farm mentoring program in Maui. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/18/2016- The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. GABBARD, HARIMOTO, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria, Riviere, L. Thielen, Wakai AGR, FIN  HB2584
SB2149 SD2 HD1
Forfeiture; Working Group; Department of the Attorney General
RELATING TO FORFEITURE.
Requires the Department of the Attorney General to establish a working group to review and discuss Hawaii's asset forfeiture laws and make recommendations to improve these laws. (SB2149 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). GABBARD, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, Galuteria, Kim, Shimabukuro, Slom, L. Thielen JUD, FIN
SB2153 SD1
Adoption Records; Open Access
RELATING TO ADOPTION RECORDS.
Allows adopted individuals who have attained eighteen years of age, adoptive parents, and natural parents unfettered access to the adopted individual's sealed adoption records. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to HLT, JUD, referral sheet 26 GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, Ihara, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen HLT, JUD
SB2156 SD1 HD3
Wildlife; DLNR; Multi-jurisdictional Agreement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws. Requires the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources to conduct a statewide science based assessment of its ocean resources. Appropriates funds. (SB2156 HD3)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 5:05pm in conference room 224. GABBARD, RUDERMAN, Baker, Espero, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Shimabukuro WAL, JUD, FIN
SB2162 SD2 HD1
Hawaiian Language; Hawaiian Language Web; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
Appropriates funds to establish long-term Hawaiian language resources for the Judiciary. (SB2162 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). SHIMABUKURO, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, L. Thielen OMH, JUD, FIN  HB2180
SB2163 SD2 HD2
Service of Process; Water Pollution; Solid Waste Pollution; Notice
RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
Allows notice of a water pollution and solid waste pollution violation to be given via a posting on a searchable government website and a sign conspicuously posted on the property, if appropriate, when attempts to serve the notice in person and by mail have been unsuccessful. (SB2163 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 045, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). SHIMABUKURO, GREEN, INOUYE, RUDERMAN, Espero, Gabbard, Wakai WAL, JUD  HB1933
SB2181 SD2 HD2
Terminally Ill Patients; Investigational Drugs; Biological Products
RELATING TO ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.
Permits manufacturers of investigational drugs or biological products beginning on January 1, 2017 to make these drugs and products available to terminally ill patients under certain conditions. (SB2181 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Vetoed on 04/29/2016 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1146). ESPERO, GREEN, Baker, Kidani, Shimabukuro HLT, JUD
SB2193 SD2
Public Safety; Law Enforcement Officers; Custody; Sexual Assault in the Second Degree and Third Degree
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Defines "person in custody" as used in the offenses of sexual assault in the second degree and third degree to mean a person who is stopped by or under the control of a law enforcement officer for official purposes. (SD2)
(H) 3/22/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kobayashi, Kong, Luke, Pouha, Rhoads excused (6). ESPERO, BAKER, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Kahele, Kim, Slom, L. Thielen PBS, JUD
SB2196 SD2 HD1 CD1
Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board; Establishment; Law Enforcement Officer; Law Enforcement Agency; Department of the Attorney General; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD.
Establishes the law enforcement officer independent review board within the department of the attorney general to investigate incidents of officer-involved death. Appropriates funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2017. Repeals June 30, 2022. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 161, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). ESPERO, L. THIELEN, Baker, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN
SB2213 SD2 HD1 CD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for one additional year. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 059, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, GREEN, NISHIHARA HLT/HUS, FIN  HB1942
SB2217 SD2 HD1 CD1
East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative; Agriculture; Irrigation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds for operation, repair, maintenance, and improvement costs for the East Kauai Irrigation System by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 174, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276). KOUCHI WAL, AGR, FIN  HB1872
SB2231 HD1
After-school Programs; Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health Program; Office of Youth Services
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
Establishes the R.E.A.C.H (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a standardized framework and funding for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. (SB2231 HD1)
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-16 2:00PM in conference room 229. CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Kim, L. Thielen HUS/EDN, FIN  HB1789
SB2232 SD2 HD2
Education; Sexual Abuse Prevention; Erin's Law Task Force; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Creates and appropriates funds for the Erin's Law Task Force to guide the establishment of a program to educate public school students on sexual abuse prevention through use of age appropriate curricula, provide relevant training to school teachers and staff, and inform parents about important child sexual abuse topics. Sets out guidelines of instruction. (SB2232 HD2)
(H) 3/24/2016- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). CHUN OAKLAND, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, L. Thielen HUS, EDN, FIN  HB1782
SB2240 SD1 HD1
Health; Vector Control; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REESTABLISH A VECTOR CONTROL BRANCH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to hire more full-time employees for vector control and to reestablish a Vector Control Branch. (SB2240 HD1)
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, GREEN, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz HLT, FIN  HB2061
SB2242 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)
(H) 3/29/2016- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, KIDANI, Baker, Gabbard, Galuteria, Shimabukuro JUD  HB2151
SB2244 SD1 HD1
Retirement; Pension; Judges; Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO RETIREMENT.
Reduces the benefit multiplier for judges who become judges, are reappointed, or promoted after June 30, 2016. (SB2244 HD1)
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Har, Thielen voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Tupola, Ward voting no (3) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Shimabukuro LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2123
SB2245 SD1
Beach Restoration; Water Pollutant; Sand
RELATING TO BEACHES.
Amends the definition of "water pollutant" as used in chapter 342D, HRS, to exclude locally sourced beach sand that meets certain conditions. (SD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Kidani, Shimabukuro OMH/EEP, JUD  HB2145
SB2246
Driver's Licensing; Penalties; Refusal to Submit to Testing
RELATING TO TESTING FOR INTOXICANTS.
Repeals section 291E-68, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding refusing to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test for those arrested for the use of intoxicants while operating a vehicle. Makes conforming amendments to section 291E-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 017, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Nishihara, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD  HB1831
SB2247 SD1
Criminal Sentencing; Certain Offenses Committed in the Presence of a Minor
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
Provides that the commission of certain offenses of assault, sexual assault, and abuse of a family of household member in the presence of a minor is an aggravating factor in the sentencing of the defendant convicted of the offense. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 26 KEITH-AGARAN, GALUTERIA, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Kidani JUD  HB1517
SB2249 SD2
Department of Accounting and General Services; Wailuku State Office Master Plan, Wailuku State Office Building; Old Courthouse Building; Other Properties in Wailuku for State Use; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WAILUKU PROPERTIES.
Requires the department of accounting and general services to develop a Wailuku state office master plan to address the shortage of space in the Wailuku state office building and old courthouse building. Makes an appropriation for the master plan. Makes an appropriation for the purchase of certain other properties in Wailuku. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 26 KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Nishihara, Shimabukuro WAL, FIN  HB2146
SB2250 HD1
County Administration; County Moneys; Short Term Investment
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
Allows the counties to make short term investments with similar authority as the state director of finance. Requires counties' investments in bonds of any improvement district to be of investment grade or supported by the general obligation pledge of the county in which the improvement district is located. (SB2250 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Baker, Dela Cruz, English, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai FIN  HB2144
SB2256 SD1
Driver's License; Korean Conflict Veterans
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.
Authorizes issuance of driver's licenses with the notation of "veteran" for persons who are veterans of the Korean conflict and persons who served in the armed forces of the Republic of Korea, who fought under the command of the United Nations led by the United States, during the Korean conflict and are currently United States citizens. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 024, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) VMI, FIN  HB2196
SB2257 SD1
Exceptional Trees; County Arborist Advisory Committee; Membership Qualifications
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Makes eligible for membership on a county arborist advisory committee certified arborists, horticulturists with specialization in trees, and persons who have received a master's degree in botany. (SD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on WAL with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, INOUYE, Gabbard, Ihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen EEP, WAL  HB1794
SB2271 SD2
Rapid Ohia Death Disease; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources for research and mitigation efforts relating to the rapid ohia death disease in the State. Requires the department to submit a report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 26 RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, GABBARD, INOUYE, Espero, Riviere, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen WAL, FIN  HB1597
SB2277 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF HAWAII, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. (SB2277 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, Keith-Agaran, Slom HUS, FIN
SB2289 SD1 HD1 CD1
Labor; Employers; Records
RELATING TO LABOR.
Requires employers to keep a record of the former physical addresses and current physical address of the employer and the North American Industry Classification System code applicable to the employer. Deletes anachronistic provision pertaining to insurance plan information. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 190, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1292). KEITH-AGARAN, Shimabukuro LAB, FIN  HB2014
SB2294 SD2 HD1
Government Records; Maintenance; Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care; Public Inspection
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
Requires each unit of government of the State and its political subdivisions to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection. (SB2294 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). KEITH-AGARAN, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, RIVIERE, Baker, Dela Cruz, English, Ihara, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Tokuda, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB2158
SB2298 SD1 HD1 CD1
Uniform Acts; Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; Digital Assets
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.
Adopts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 162, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). KEITH-AGARAN, English, Shimabukuro CPC, JUD, FIN  HB2115
SB2301 SD1 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Keahole Management Group LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole Management Group LLC with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities for the manufacturing and processing of products. (SB2301 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:45PM in Conference Room 423. ESPERO, Inouye EDB, FIN
SB2302 SD1 HD1
Dark Skies Protection Strategy; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Advisory Committee
RELATING TO DARK SKIES PROTECTION.
Establishes an advisory committee to assist the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism in developing and implementing a statewide dark skies protection strategy. Sunsets June 30, 2021. (SB2302 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Pouha excused (3). ESPERO, Nishihara, Wakai EDB, FIN
SB2309 SD2 HD1
Sexual Assault Collection Kit; Reporting; Attorney General; Sexual Assault; Forensic Evidence ($)
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile information on untested sexual assault collection kits and transmit the information to the Department of the Attorney General. Requires the Department of the Attorney General to prepare a comprehensive assessment and plan regarding untested sexual assault evidence collection kits and transmit the assessment to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (SB2309 HD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). L. THIELEN, BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Kidani, Riviere, Tokuda HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1907
SB2310
Domestic Abuse; Mutual Protective Orders
RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Prohibits the court from granting mutual protective orders unless separate petitions are filed.
(H) 4/13/2016- Act 004, on 04/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1104). L. THIELEN, BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Inouye, Kim HUS, JUD  HB1905
SB2312 SD1 HD1
Sexual Conduct; Promotion of Child Abuse; Obscenity
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
Expands the definition of the term "sexual conduct" as that term is used in the offenses of promoting child abuse to include specific types of conduct. Amends the definition of "sexual conduct" as that term is used in the offenses of promoting child abuse and obscenity to repeal references to homosexuality and lesbianism. (SB2312 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 016, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116). L. THIELEN, BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kidani, Kim, Riviere JUD  HB1908
SB2313 SD2 HD1
Pay Equity; Gender Discrimination; Employment
RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
Clarifies affirmative defenses that an employer may use in a pay differential case. Prohibits employer actions regarding wage disclosure. Prohibits an employer from discriminating between employees because of sex by paying wages to employees at a rate less than the rate at which the employer pays wages to employees of the opposite sex for substantially equal work and under similar working conditions, with certain exceptions. Prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant's wage or salary history as part of the employment application process. (SB2313 HD1)
(H) 3/24/2016- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) McDermott voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Ihara LAB, JUD, FIN  HB1909
SB2314 SD1
Abuse Against a Family or Household Member; Deferred Acceptance of Guilty Plea; Nolo Contendere Plea
RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
Makes a person ineligible for a deferred acceptance of guilty plea or deferred acceptance of nolo contendere plea in cases where the person was originally charged with the offense of abuse of a family or household member and the charge is subsequently reduced to a lesser included offense. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(H) 2/12/2016- Referred to JUD, referral sheet 15 BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kim JUD
SB2315 SD2 HD2
Breastfeeding; Jury Duty; Exemption
RELATING TO JURY DUTY.
Exempts from jury duty a woman who is breastfeeding or expressing breast milk for a period of two years from the birth of the child. (SB2315 HD2)
(S) 5/4/2016- Act 046, 05/03/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). SHIMABUKURO, GREEN, Baker, Espero, Inouye, Kidani, Kim, Tokuda HUS, JUD  HB2585
SB2317 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Health; Child and Maternal Death Reviews; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Health to submit annual reports to the Legislature relating to child and maternal deaths and death reviews in the State. Requires, upon written request from the Director of Health, all providers of health care or social services and county and state agencies to disclose child death review information, under certain conditions. Allows the Department of Health to conduct multidisciplinary and multiagency reviews of maternal deaths. Requires, upon written request from the Director of Health, all providers of health care or social services and county and state agencies to, under certain conditions, provide information or other materials relating to the condition and treatment of any person to the Department of Health, or its designee, for studies to reduce maternal morbidity or mortality. Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to conduct child death reviews and implement a program to perform maternal death reviews. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 203, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Kim, Riviere, L. Thielen, Tokuda HLT, FIN  HB1898
SB2318 SD2 HD1
Address Confidentiality Program; Domestic Violence; Sexual Offense; Stalking; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
Establishes the address confidentiality program to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to relocate and keep their addresses confidential. Appropriates funds. (SB2318 HD1)
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, Riviere HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1900
SB2319 SD1 HD3 CD1
Insurance; Prescription Contraceptive Supplies; Reimbursement
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires health insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and Medicaid managed care programs, to cover reimbursement for contraceptive supplies intended to last for up to a twelve-month period for an insured. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 205, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1307). KIDANI, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Espero, Ihara HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1895
SB2320 SD1 HD1
Prescription Contraceptives; Contraceptive Supplies; Health Insurance; Reimbursement
RELATING TO CONTRACEPTIVE SUPPLIES.
Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptive supplies to patients eighteen years of age or older, regardless of a previous prescription from an authorized prescriber. Specifies requirements pharmacists must meet prior to prescribing and dispensing contraceptive supplies. Requires all insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and medicaid managed care programs, to reimburse pharmacists who prescribe and dispense contraceptive supplies. (SB2320 HD1)
(H) 3/23/2016- The committee(s) on CPC/JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Espero, Green, Ihara, Kidani, Kim HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1896
SB2321 SD2 HD1
Domestic Violence; Training; Intervention; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Requires any state or county agency who employs personnel whose job duties require or may require intervention in a domestic violence situation to provide such employees with a minimum of eight hours of domestic violence intervention training. Makes an appropriation. (SB2321 HD1)
(H) 3/17/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Say, Souki, Tokioka excused (6). L. THIELEN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Ihara, Kim, Riviere HUS, JUD, FIN  HB1901
SB2323 SD2
Women's Caucus; Health Screenings; Health Insurance Coverage; Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing
RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS.
Ensures insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease testing in accordance with national professional guidelines, such as those of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Applies to health insurance policies, contracts, and plans issued or renewed after 1/1/2017. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to HLT, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 26 BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, Ihara, Kim, Riviere HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1897
SB2328 SD1
Real Estate Brokers; Real Estate Salespersons; Advertising; Solicitation Materials; Requirements
RELATING TO REAL ESTATE LICENSEE ADVERTISING.
Provides definitions of "advertising" and "solicitation materials" as they apply to the regulation of real estate brokers and salespersons. Specifies information that must be included on advertising and solicitation materials. (SD1)
(H) 3/28/2016- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. BAKER, ESPERO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Taniguchi CPC  HB2164
SB2329 SD1 HD2
Security Interests; Reassignment or Release of Security Interests; Leases and Rents
RELATING TO SECURITY INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY.
Requires a mortgagee or record assignee to provide to a mortgagor or borrower, upon full satisfaction of the mortgage and discharge of the secured debt, a reassignment or release of security interests in leases and rents that served as additional security for the mortgage. Authorizes title insurers or underwritten title companies to make demands on mortgagees and, in the absence of compliance, to reassign or release mortgagees' security interests in leases and rents on behalf of the mortgagee or record assignee, under certain conditions. Authorizes certain entities to institute an action in any circuit court to obtain the release or reassignment instrument in the absence of compliance of a mortgagee or record assignee. (SB2329 HD2)
(H) 3/24/2016- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kong, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tupola, Woodson excused (6). BAKER, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Espero, Ihara, Nishihara, Taniguchi WAL, CPC, FIN  HB1630
SB2330 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Extension; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Extends the hospital sustainability program for an additional year. Amends the purposes for which moneys in the hospital sustainability program special fund, may be used. Amends the assessment schedule, scope of application, and rates of the hospital sustainability fee. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 060, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161). BAKER, ENGLISH, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara HLT/HUS, FIN  HB1941
SB2333 SD1
Marriage and Family Therapists; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
RELATED TO LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.
Permits marriage and family therapists licensed pursuant to chapter 451J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to use the title "licensed marriage and family therapist". Makes conforming amendments. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 029, 04/28/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1129). BAKER, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Taniguchi CPC, JUD  HB1629
SB2341 SD1
Respiratory Therapists; Regulation
RELATING TO RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS.
Makes permanent the regulation of respiratory therapists under chapter 466D, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 014, on 04/25/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1114). BAKER, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Ruderman HLT, CPC  HB1857
SB2343 SD1 HD1
Public Housing; Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Prohibits any county and the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from disqualifying a legal nonconforming dwelling unit from the Housing Choice Voucher Program if the unit meets zoning and building code requirements and other program standards, including those for health and safety. (SB2343 HD1)
(H) 3/18/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cachola, Kawakami, Kong, Tokioka excused (4). SHIMABUKURO, GALUTERIA HSG, FIN
SB2346 SD2 HD1
ERS; Investment Personnel; Domestic Relations Order; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Expands the types of investment personnel that may be appointed by the ERS. Authorizes the ERS board to appoint investment professionals and support staff. Exempts appointed investment officers, professionals, and specialists from civil service law and collective bargaining. Provides option for incumbent investment specialists to remain subject to civil service law. Authorizes and requires the ERS to make direct payment to a spouse or former spouse of a system member or retirant of all or a portion of the member's or retirant's benefits pursuant to a Hawaii domestic relations order. Appropriates funds. (SB2346 HD1)
(H) 3/22/2016- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kawakami, Kobayashi, Kong, Luke, Pouha, Rhoads excused (6). SHIMABUKURO, BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, Ihara, Riviere, Taniguchi LAB, FIN  HB2125
SB2355 SD2
Land Use Commission; Boundary Amendments; Special Permit; Conditions; Enforcement; Fine; Authority
RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
Authorizes the land use commission to amend, modify, or vacate boundary amendment approvals, special permit approvals, and conditions of direct state concern granted pursuant to chapter 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by motion of the commission or of any interested party. Allows the land use commission to fine parties who fail to comply with conditions of direct state concern after they have been notified of violations of the conditions. Adds a definition for "substantial commencement" in section 205-4(g), HRS. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD2)
(H) 3/10/2016- Referred to WAL, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 26 L. THIELEN, CHUN OAKLAND WAL, JUD, FIN
SB2366 SD1
Sexual Assault Collection Kit; Reporting; Attorney General; Sexual Assault; Forensic Evidence
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE.
Requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile information on untested sexual assault collection kits and transmit the information to the department of the attorney general. Requires the department of the attorney general to transmit that information to the president of the senate and the spea