Hawaii State Legislature
Bills signed by the Governor
Deadline Tracking
   259 records returned.
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB27 SD1
Elections; Marked Ballot; Electronic or Digital Images
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Allows a voter to distribute or share an electronic or digital image of the voter's own marked ballot via social media or other means. Establishes that distributing or sharing the image of a voter's own marked ballot is not a defense for any election offenses or related offenses under the Penal Code. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 081, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). RHOADS JDL
HB254 HD2 SD1 CD1
Biosimilar Medicines; Interchangeable Biological Products; Hawaii List of Equivalent Generic Drug Products and Interchangeable Biological Products; Director of Health
RELATING TO MEDICINES.
Allows for and regulates the dispensing of interchangeable biological products. Requires pharmacists to inform consumers of interchangeable biological products from the Hawaii list when filling a prescription order and to communicate the product name and manufacturer to the practitioner after dispensing the product. Repeals the Drug Product Selection Board. (HB254 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 242, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1351). EVANS, MCKELVEY, Belatti, Creagan CPH
HB260 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Insurance Requirements
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Establishes motor vehicle insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers to take effect on 9/1/2016. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to examine the effects of this measure on personal motor vehicle insurance policy rates in the State and submit an annual report to the Legislature. Sunsets 9/1/21. (HB260 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 236, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). MCKELVEY CPC, TRN, FIN
HB545 HD1 SD2
Non-General Funds; Transfer; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FUNDS.
Transfers excess revenues from the bureau of conveyances special fund to the Hawaii historic preservation special fund. Makes an appropriation for an integrated information management system and document digitization for the State's historic preservation division. Effective 6/29/2016. (SD2)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 119, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220). CHOY, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, SAY HED, WAL, FIN
HB625 HD1 SD1
Firearms Possession; Misdemeanor Stalking and Sexual Assault
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Specifies that harassment by stalking and sexual assault are among the offenses that disqualify a person from owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 109, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). C. LEE, Belatti, Evans, LoPresti PSM, JDL
HB799 HD2 SD1
Uniform Aeronautics Act; Wildlife Removal
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM AERONAUTICS ACT.
Clarifies the authority of the State, its employees and its independent contractors to kill or attempt to kill wildlife by aerial means in furtherance of official State duties. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 111, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212). ITO WLA, JDL
HB801 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; SunStrong LLC; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SUNSTRONG LLC, A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to SunStrong LLC, a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (HB801 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 116, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217). ITO TRE, WAM  SB1042
HB900 HD2 SD1 CD1
Medical Assistance Fraud
RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD.
Provides that a person commits medical assistance fraud if the person knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement or representation of a material fact relative to the medical assistance program. Clarifies that fraudulently applying for or renewing medical assistance benefits is a class C felony and specifies the restitution amount chargeable for a violation. Applies extended statute of limitations for felonies involving fraud or deception to medical assistance fraud. (HB900 CD1)
(H) 6/22/2016- Act 094, on 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB1069
HB901 SD1 CD1
Law Enforcement Vehicles
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES.
Authorizes law enforcement vehicles of the harbors division of the department of transportation to be equipped with lights, sirens, and other equipment in a similar manner to other authorized emergency vehicles. (HB901 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 099, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRE, JDL  SB1070
HB939
Amendments to Birth Certificates, Establishment of Parenthood
RELATING TO AMENDING IDENTITY OF REGISTRANT'S PARENT ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Clarifies that amendments to birth records that change parenthood shall not be conducted through the Uniform Information Practices Act procedures to correct personal records, but must be pursuant to a court order of appropriate jurisdiction or other legal establishment of parenthood.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 026, 04/27/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1126). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB1108
HB1011 HD1 SD2 CD1
Traffic Code; Dangerous Wheels; Prohibited
RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
Defines dangerous wheels and prohibits their use on vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers. (HB1011 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 100, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). AQUINO, CULLEN, HAR, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Nakashima, San Buenaventura TRE, JDL
HB1029 HD1 SD1
Endangered Species Recovery Committee; University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Natural Sciences.
RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.
Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by replacing the University of Hawaii Environmental Center's Director with the Dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Natural Sciences. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 257, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1366). YAMANE, CULLEN, C. LEE, Onishi HEA/EET
HB1041 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Hunting; Game Management Advisory Commission; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HUNTING.
Establishes the Game Management Advisory Commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates funds. (HB1041 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 210, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312). ONISHI, CHOY, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KAWAKAMI, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Matsumoto, San Buenaventura WLA, WAM  SB1224
HB1044 HD1 SD1
Sexual Assault in the Second Degree; Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree; Sexual Penetration; Sexual Contact; Minor
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Amends the offense of sexual assault in the second degree to include a person who knowingly subjects to sexual penetration with a minor at least sixteen years of age and the person is contemporaneously acting in a professional capacity to instruct, advise, or supervise the minor, with certain exceptions. Amends the offense of sexual assault in the fourth degree to include a person who engages in or causes sexual contact with a minor at least sixteen years of age and the person is contemporaneously acting in a professional capacity to instruct, advise, or supervise the minor, with certain exceptions. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 153, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). RHOADS JDL  SB2522
HB1046 HD2 SD2 CD1
Crime; Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment; Innocence Redress
RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.
Provides compensation and expungement of conviction to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned when actually innocent. (HB1046 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 156, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1258). RHOADS, MIZUNO, TAKUMI, WOODSON JDL, WAM
HB1050 SD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Interisland Movement; Department of Agriculture; Audit; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO INTERISLAND MOVEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES.
Mandates the Department of Agriculture to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Requires annual report. Requires the Auditor to audit the Plant Quarantine Branch. Makes appropriations. (HB1050 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 243, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1352). TSUJI, BROWER, CHOY, ITO, KOBAYASHI, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAY, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA EET/WLA, WAM
HB1055 HD2 SD1
Voter Registration; Social Security Number; Driver's License Number; State Identification Number
RELATED TO ELECTIONS.
Requires on an application to register to vote, a Hawaii driver's license number or a Hawaii state identification card number or, if no license or identification card has been issued, the last four digits of the applicant's social security number. If the applicant does not have a social security number, requires an election official or county clerk to assign the applicant a unique number for voter registration purposes. Takes effect on 1/1/2018. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 167, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269). LOWEN, BELATTI, BROWER, ING, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MORIKAWA, OHNO, WOODSON, Rhoads JDL
HB1096 HD2 SD1
Residential Mortgage Loans; Mortgage Loan Originator Companies; Posted Business Hours; Regular Business Hours
RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
Specifies that mortgage loan originator companies shall be open for business to the public during posted business hours, at least some of which shall be during regular business hours. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 144, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246). MCKELVEY (Introduced by request of another party) CPH
HB1111 HD2 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Copies of Records; Fees
RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to set rates for certain copies of records protected from the disclosure requirements of Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes minimum and maximum rates for copies of medical records subpoenaed from any of HHSC's regional system facilities, and requires the amount to be based on the actual cost of preparation. (HB1111 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 073, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). BELATTI CPH/JDL, WAM
HB1170 HD2 SD2
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Mineral Resources; Geothermal Resources
RELATING TO LAND RESOURCES.
Revises statutory provisions relating to the regulation of geothermal and mineral resources under chapters 171 and 182, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide clarity and consistency. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 220, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). YAMANE TRE/WLA, JDL
HB1370 HD1 SD2 CD1
Employees' Retirement System Benefits; Domestic Relations Order ($)
RELATING TO DIVORCE.
Requires ERS to make direct payments to a spouse of a system member or retirant pursuant to a Hawaii domestic relations order. (HB1370 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 263, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1372). SAN BUENAVENTURA LAB, JUD, FIN  SB1324
HB1517 HD1 SD1 CD1
Criminal Sentencing; Certain Offenses Committed in the Presence of a Minor
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
Provides that the commission of certain offenses of assault, sexual assault, and abuse of a family or household member in the presence of a minor is an aggravating factor to be considered in the sentencing of the defendant convicted of the offense. (HB1517 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 157, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1259). RHOADS JDL  SB2247
HB1527 HD1 SD1 CD1
Income Tax and Financial Institutions Tax Credits, Exclusions, and Deductions; Auditor Review ($)
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the Auditor to periodically review certain credits, exclusions, and deductions under the income tax and financial institutions tax. (HB1527 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 245, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1354). CHOY WAM
HB1541 HD1 SD1
Planned Community Associations; Proxy Statements; Requirements
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
Amends various proxy statement requirements for planned community associations to promote communication from prospective board of directors candidates to all owners when proxies are used for elections of directors; standardize the proxy form; and prohibit managing agents, resident managers, and employees thereof from soliciting or casting proxy votes at meetings for the same association that employs their services unless it is for the purpose of establishing quorum. Applies to proxy statements for meetings of an association occurring on or after October 1, 2016. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 238, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1347). EVANS CPH
HB1543 SD1 CD1
State Bonds ($)
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (HB1543 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 075, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). LUKE WAM
HB1561 SD1 CD1
Nuisance Abatement; Offenses of Intrusion; Criminal Trespass
RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.
Amends nuisance abatement laws to authorize civil suits to abate violations of trespass and other offenses that involve the unlawful occupation of real property. (HB1561 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 154, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1256). SAN BUENAVENTURA, CHOY, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, SAY, TAKAYAMA JDL
HB1578 HD2 SD1 CD1
Urn; Theft; Penal Code; Class C Felony; Scrap Dealers; Statement
RELATING TO THEFT.
Establishes the offense of theft of urn as a class C felony. Requires scrap dealers to follow the same requirements regarding a written statement for the purchase of an urn as they do for the purchase of copper or a beer keg. (HB1578 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 199, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1301). TAKUMI, KONG, TAKAYAMA JDL  SB3080
HB1581 HD2 SD2 CD1
Judicial Proceedings; Contested Case Hearings; Supreme Court; Expedited Review
RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Requires decisions in contested case hearings of the commission on water resource management, land use commission, public utilities commission, Hawaii community development authority, and those involving conservation districts to be appealed directly to the supreme court, with certain exceptions. Requires the judiciary to submit a report to the legislature. Effective 8/1/2016. Repeals on 7/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 048, 05/10/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). RHOADS JUD, WAL
HB1585 HD2 SD1 CD1
Uniform Probate Code; Guardianship; Adult; Rights; Communication
RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.
Prohibits guardians of an adult ward from restricting the ward's right to communicate, unless it is deemed by the guardian to pose a risk to the safety or well-being of the ward. (HB1585 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 089, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). MIZUNO JDL
HB1608 HD1 SD1 CD1
UH; Graduation Pathway System; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates $750,000 for the UH Graduation Pathway System. (HB1608 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 150, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252). CHOY HEA, WAM
HB1654 HD1 SD2
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. (SD2)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 168, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2117
HB1668 SD1 CD1
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 trained and credentialed facility dog in a judicial proceeding to facilitate the testimony of a vulnerable witness. (HB1668 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 178, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2112
HB1669 HD2 SD1
Public Accountancy; Peer Review; Peer Review Compliance Reporting Forms; Peer Review Oversight Committee
RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
Redefines "peer review" to include reviews done by out-of-state public accountancy licensees. Increases deadlines for filing of peer review compliance reporting forms and appealing certain ratings from 10 days to 30 calendar days. Allows members of the public accountancy peer review oversight committee to be reimbursed for expenses and protects the members from civil liability for actions done in furtherance of the purposes of the committee. Defines the term "Hawaii attest work". (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 145, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247). CHOY CPH, WAM  SB2407
HB1684 HD2 SD1 CD1
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Exempts the operations of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority from bidding requirements for concessions or space on public property. (HB1684 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2016- Act 121, on 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222). C. LEE EDB, FIN
HB1689 HD2 SD2 CD1
Food Production Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes an organic foods production tax credit applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. Sunsets 12/31/2021. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 258, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1367). C. LEE TRE, WAM
HB1700 HD1 SD1 CD1
State budget. ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 201517 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs.
(H) 6/24/2016- Act 124, on 06/23/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB2136
HB1702 HD1 SD1 CD1
Income Tax Credit; Expenses for Household and Dependent Care Services Necessary for Gainful Employment
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the manner for determining the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit. (HB1702 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 235, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1344). JOHANSON, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI WAM
HB1705 SD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Insurance; Proof of Insurance; Electronic Motor Vehicle Insurance Card; Mobile Electronic Device
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
Allows electronic insurance cards, in addition to paper insurance cards, to be used as proof of insurance for motor vehicles, motorcycles, and motor scooters. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 082, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183). MCKELVEY, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB2685
HB1726 SD1 CD1
Penal Code; Murder; First Degree; Victim as Shield, Hostage, or Held for Ransom or Reward
RELATING TO MURDER.
Establishes that first degree murder includes the circumstance in which a defendant intentionally or knowingly causes the death of a person whom the defendant restrained for use as a shield or held as a hostage or for ransom or reward. (HB1726 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 214, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1316). MIZUNO, BROWER, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, SAIKI, WOODSON, Rhoads, San Buenaventura JDL
HB1733 HD2 SD2
Small Boat Facilities; Commercial Use Permit; Renewal; Early Submission; Grace Period
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT FACILITIES.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to review an application for renewal of a commercial permit for small boat harbors that is received at least sixty days prior to expiration, and renew the permit or inform the applicant of any reasons for a nonrenewal within thirty days of receiving the application. Authorizes a thirty-day grace period for persons who fail to timely obtain renewal of a commercial permit. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 219, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321). LOWEN, BROWER, EVANS, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, YAMANE, Johanson, Nakashima WLA, CPH
HB1736 HD1 SD2
Kona International Airport; Ellison Onizuka
RELATING TO THE KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Renames the Kona International Airport as the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. Effective 1/1/2017. (SD2)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 256, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1365). LOWEN, CREAGAN, EVANS, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, LUKE, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, YAMANE, Brower TRE, WAM
HB1749 HD1 SD2 CD1
Reclaimed Water; State Facilities; Hawaii Water Plan
RELATING TO WATER MANAGEMENT.
Amends the goals of the Hawaii water plan to include the utilization of reclaimed water for uses other than drinking and for potable water needs in one hundred percent of state and county facilities by December 31, 2045. (HB1749 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 170, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272). CULLEN, EVANS, ING, LOWEN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, POUHA, YAMANE WLA/GVO, WAM
HB1752 HD1 SD1 CD1
Appropriation; DLIR; Office of Community Services ($)
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES.
Appropriates general revenue for two full-time equivalent positions as grant administrative support personnel in the office of community services for fiscal year 2016-2017. (HB1752 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 189, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291). CULLEN, LUKE JDL, WAM
HB1753 HD3 SD2 CD1
Mopeds; Registration; Safety Inspections
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
Requires registration, inspections, and number plates for mopeds. (HB1753 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 200, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1302). CULLEN, AQUINO, BROWER, CHOY, KAWAKAMI, KONG, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TOKIOKA, YAMANE TRN, CPC, JUD, FIN
HB1756 HD3 SD2 CD1
Nursing; Licensure; Registration; Renewal; Criminal History Record Checks; Board of Nursing
RELATING TO NURSING.
Requires submittal of electronic fingerprints for criminal history record checks from nurse licensure applicants and nurse licensure renewal applicants. Authorizes the Board of Nursing to conduct investigations of applicants for licensure, renewal, and reactivation, request criminal history records of qualified applicants, and request criminal history records of persons issued licenses. (HB1756 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 097, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). BELATTI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO HLT, CPC, JUD, FIN  SB2677
HB1807 HD2 SD1 CD1
National Guard; Reserves; Military; Inactive-duty Training; Pay
RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE.
Authorizes reserve and national guard members to receive paid military leave while on inactive-duty training. (HB1807 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 201, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1303). FUKUMOTO CHANG, ITO PSM/JDL, WAM
HB1814 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Education; Pupil Punishment; Physical Restraints; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds for a full time position to provide training and track data on public school pupil punishment and use of restraints restrictions established by Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014. Requires report. Appropriates funds. (HB1814 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 151, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253). TAKUMI, OHNO EDU, WAM  SB2611
HB1852 HD1 SD1 CD1
Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund; Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program; Nonprofit Organizations
RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.
Clarifies that nonprofit organizations may receive loans from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to engage in activities that are consistent with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including the planning, design, and construction of wastewater treatment works. (HB1852 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 240, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349). EVANS, CREAGAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, Belatti, DeCoite, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM
HB1853 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bond; SPRB; 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. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 259, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1368). EVANS, C. LEE TRE, WAM  SB2021
HB1878 HD1 SD2 CD1
Aging and Disability Resource Centers; Fall Prevention; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGING.
Appropriates funds for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly. Requires the Executive Office on Aging to submit a report to the Legislature no later than 60 days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 2017 and 2018 on its progress to develop a system of evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the ADRCs in each county and to implement the federal No Wrong Door/ADRC network implementation grant. (HB1878 CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 138, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240). TAKAYAMA, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, HAR, ICHIYAMA, JORDAN, KAWAKAMI, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OSHIRO, SAY, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, Yamashita HMS/CPH, WAM  SB2085
HB1894 HD1 SD1
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 and other records requested and obtained by DCCA may be disposed of at the director's discretion. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 143, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). ICHIYAMA HEA, CPH
HB1897 HD1 SD1 CD1
Women's Caucus; Health Screenings; Health Insurance Coverage; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS.
Ensures that all insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, provide insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Applies to health insurance policies, contracts, and plans issued or renewed after January 1, 2018. (HB1897 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 204, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1306). FUKUMOTO CHANG, BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, THIELEN CPH, WAM  SB2323
HB1902 HD2 SD1 CD1
Sex Trafficking; Prostitution
RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
Replaces the offense of Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree with Sex Trafficking to be classified as a violent crime and a class A felony. Requires proof of negligence as to the age of the victim when a person commits the offense of sex trafficking and the victim is a minor. Provides that the offense of prostitution by a person younger than eighteen years of age is a violation and subject to the jurisdiction of the family court. Establishes a class C felony for the act of paying for sex in reckless disregard of the fact that the other person is a victim of sex trafficking. Expands the Department of the Attorney General's Statewide Witness Program to include sex trafficking; provides victims with access to criminal injury compensation; and amends laws relating to civil liability for cases of coercion into prostitution. Makes amendments to strengthen enforcement of laws and increase penalties against the sex trafficker. (HB1902 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 206, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308). MATSUMOTO, BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HAR, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, RHOADS, THIELEN, DeCoite JDL  SB2322
HB1907 HD2 SD2 CD1
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit; Reporting; Attorney General; Sexual Assault; Forensic Evidence; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Requires all law enforcement agencies and departments charged with maintenance, storage, and preservation of sexual assault evidence collection kits to conduct an inventory of all stored kits and report to the Attorney General. Requires the Department of the Attorney General to report to the Legislature on the number of untested sexual assault evidence collection kits being stored, plans and procedures for the disposition of new and untested kits, and related information. Appropriates funds for testing of at least 500 kits by December 31, 2016. (HB1907 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 207, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1309). ICHIYAMA, BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, DeCoite, Matsumoto, San Buenaventura HUS, JUD, PBS, FIN  SB2309
HB1943 HD1 SD1 CD1
Long-term Care Facilities; Cost Increase; Inflationary Adjustment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Provides an inflationary adjustment to the methodology used to reimburse facilities for the long-term care of medicaid recipients for fiscal year 2016-2017. Makes an appropriation. (HB1943 CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 136, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238). BELATTI, CREAGAN, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA HMS/CPH, WAM  SB2396
HB1982 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Agriculture; Big Island Dairy LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIG ISLAND DAIRY, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Big Island Dairy LLC with the operation of its dairy farm in Ookala. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 255, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1364). EVANS, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, Creagan, Matsumoto, San Buenaventura, Tsuji WLA, WAM
HB1997 SD1 CD1
Agriculture; Workforce Development Pipeline Initiative; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Implements the recommendation of the Hawaii Agriculture Workforce Advisory Board to create an agriculture workforce development pipeline initiative to conduct training on all islands for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-sufficiency. (HB1997 CD1)
(S) 7/8/2016- Act 229, 07/07/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331). TSUJI, EVANS, C. LEE, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, WOODSON, DeCoite WLA/EDU, JDL/WAM
HB1999 HD1 SD2 CD1
Qualified Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for Qualified Feed Developers. Appropriates funds for the Feed Developer Grant Program and reimbursements to Qualified Producers for feed costs. (HB1999 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 221, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323). TSUJI WLA, WAM
HB2008 HD2 SD2 CD1
Public Employment; Temporary Hires
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
Requires state departments and agencies to obtain approval from the governor for employment of temporary hires for periods of greater than two terms of eighty-nine days for a position that is wholly funded by general funds. Exempts the counties. Provides other limited exceptions. (HB2008 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 246, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1355). NAKASHIMA, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, Belatti, Onishi JDL/GVO, WAM
HB2009 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hoisting Machine Operators; Certification; Report
RELATING TO HOISTING MACHINE OPERATORS.
Authorizes the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board (Board) to employ a 0.5 FTE office assistant instead of an executive director. Allows the Hoisting Machine Operators' Certification Revolving Fund to be used for consultants as necessary, instead of for the executive director. Repeals the position of the executive director for the Board. Requires the Board to submit a comprehensive report to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2017. (HB2009 CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 074, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175). NAKASHIMA JDL, WAM
HB2017 HD1 SD2 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Treatment Plans; Submission; Requirements
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION TREATMENT PLANS.
Allows physicians to submit workers' compensation treatment plans to employers by mail or facsimile. Beginning January 1, 2021, requires employers to allow physicians to submit workers' compensation treatment plans to employers by mail, facsimile, or secure electronic means. Specifies requirements for receipt and acceptance of treatment plans. (HB2017 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 101, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). NAKASHIMA, KEOHOKALOLE CPH, JDL
HB2018 HD1 SD1 CD1
Capital Improvement Projects; Management
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PROCESSES AND SERVICES.
Establishes guidelines for the management of capital improvement projects. Requires DAGS to submit a status report to the legislature. (HB2018 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 241, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1350). NAKASHIMA, BROWER, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO GVO, WAM
HB2029 HD1 SD2 CD1
Water Infrastructure Loans; Infrastructure Financing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOANS.
Establishes the Water Infrastructure Loan Program under the Department of Agriculture. Allows the Department to make loans for the purchase and installation of water infrastructure improvements, equipment, and property. Establishes the water infrastructure special fund. Makes appropriation. (HB2029 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 171, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1273). YAMANE, CREAGAN, CULLEN, KAWAKAMI, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, DeCoite, Evans, Souki, Yamashita WLA, WAM  SB2503
HB2030 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sewage; Discharge; Prohibited; Exception
RELATING TO POLLUTION.
Prohibits the discharge of treated or raw sewage into state waters after 12/31/2026 except when used to create clean energy. (HB2030 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 248, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1357). YAMANE, AQUINO, BROWER, CULLEN, C. LEE, SAY, TSUJI, Evans, Souki, Yamashita EET/TRE, CPH
HB2033 HD1 SD1
Commission on Water Resource Management; Director of Health Designee
RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
Allows the Director of Health to appoint a designee to serve as an ex officio voting member on the Commission on Water Resource Management. (SD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 054, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1155). YAMANE WLA
HB2034 HD1 SD2 CD1
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Self-sufficiency Plan; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration and preservation projects. Requires submission of a financial self-sufficiency and sustainability plan to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the 2017 Regular Session. (HB2034 CD1)
(S) 6/17/2016- Act 072, 06/17/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173). YAMANE, CULLEN, DECOITE, ING, MCKELVEY, WOODSON, Souki, Yamashita HWN/WLA, WAM  SB2582
HB2036 HD1 SD2 CD1
Conservation District; Permits; Automatic Extension of Decision Deadline
RELATING TO CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Establishes an automatic ninety day extension of the conservation district permit decision deadline beyond the time necessary to complete an environmental impact statement or contested case hearing, if required. (HB2036 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 216, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). YAMANE, CULLEN, EVANS, C. LEE, TSUJI, Nakashima, Rhoads, Souki WAL, JUD, FIN  SB2639
HB2037 HD1 SD2 CD1
Appropriation; International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress ($)
RELATING TO THE WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS.
Appropriates moneys to the DLNR to host the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center on September 1-10, 2016. (HB2037 CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 062, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163). YAMANE, CREAGAN, CULLEN, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, TSUJI, Evans, Morikawa WLA/TSI, WAM
HB2040 SD1 CD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Water Security Advisory Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WATER SECURITY.
Establishes a two-year pilot program in the Department of Land and Natural Resources that enables public-private partnerships to provide funds for projects that increase water security. (HB2040 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 172, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1274). YAMANE, AQUINO, BELATTI, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA WLA, WAM  SB2640
HB2049 HD2 SD2 CD1
Private Roads; Repair and Maintenance; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes the roads commission to make recommendations on the ownership of private roads. Adds roads, alleys, streets, ways, lanes, bikeways, and bridges to the list of public highways or public trails that can be dedicated or condemned. Exempts the State and counties from maintaining or improving condemned roads. Appropriates funds for the repair and maintenance of specific roads. Appropriates funds for the roads commission. (HB2049 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 194, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1296). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, SAIKI TRE/PSM, JDL/WAM  SB2735
HB2059 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; RCFC Kehalani, LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR KEHALANI OFFSITE RETENTION BASIN.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist RCFC Kehalani, LLC, with Kehalani offsite retention basin improvement work. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 254, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1363). YAMANE, SOUKI WLA, WAM
HB2060 HD1 SD2
Procurement; Fair and Reasonable Pricing Policy; Administrator; State Procurement Board; Review
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires all chief procurement officers to assist and cooperate with any compliance review by the state procurement administrator. Clarifies that the administrator has the authority to perform periodic compliance reviews of the procurement practices and procedures of all governmental bodies, in collaboration with the state procurement policy board. Establishes a fair and reasonable pricing policy for all contract actions. Clarifies that contractors are required to submit and certify cost or pricing data for certain change orders and contract modifications, even if the original contract award did not require cost and pricing data. (SD2)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 253, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1362). JOHANSON, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI GVO, WAM
HB2077 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hydroelectric Facilities; Small Hydropower Facilities; Agricultural District Lands
RELATING TO HYDROELECTRIC POWER.
Permits hydroelectric facilities that are considered small hydropower facilities by the United States Department of Energy on agricultural district lands. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 173, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1275). C. LEE, CULLEN, LOWEN, YAMANE EEP/WAL, AGR, CPC
HB2082 HD1 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)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 080, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). C. LEE, CULLEN, YAMANE JDL
HB2084 HD2 SD1
Health Insurance; Insurers; Participation and Coverage; Non-discrimination; Gender Identity
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Prohibits all insurers in the State, including health insurers, mutual benefit societies, health maintenance organizations, and health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from discriminating with respect to participation and coverage under a policy, contract, plan, or agreement against any person on the basis of a person's actual gender identity or perceived gender identity. (SD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 135, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237). C. LEE, BELATTI, CULLEN, ING, LOWEN, YAMANE CPH, JDL  SB2666
HB2086 HD2 SD2
State Highway Fund; General Fund Subsidy ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Appropriates and deposits general funds into the state highway fund as a subsidy. Requires governor to provide a plan to sustain the state highway fund. (SD2)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 195, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1297). C. LEE TRE/PSM, WAM
HB2090 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fee Time Share Interests; Land Court; Bureau of Conveyances; Deregistration
RELATING TO LAND COURT.
Streamlines the operations of the Office of the Assistant Registrar of the Land Court by removing the requirement that the Assistant Registrar certify uncertified certificates of title for fee time share interests. (HB2090 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 215, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317). YAMANE CPH, JDL
HB2093 HD1 SD2 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Goodwill Industries of Hawaii ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF HAWAII, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for projects of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc., and its affiliates. (HB2093 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 095, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196). SAIKI, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, SAN BUENAVENTURA EET, WAM
HB2121 HD3 SD2 CD1
Appropriation; Judiciary; Legal Services ($)
RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICES.
Appropriates moneys from the general fund for civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons to be purchased by the Judiciary. (HB2121 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 105, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206). SOUKI, RHOADS JDL, WAM
HB2156 HD2 SD2 CD1
Campaign Finance; Permissible Uses of Campaign Funds ($)
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Amends the permitted uses of campaign funds to include paying for expenses incurred for membership in civic or community groups. (HB2156 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 247, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1356). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2438
HB2169 HD2 SD1
Social Workers; Licensed Clinical Social Workers; Licensing Requirements; Supervision
RELATING TO SOCIAL WORKERS.
Clarifies the supervision requirements for licensure of clinical social workers, including permitting the option to fulfill all or part of the face-to-face supervision requirements through supervision via a video conference service that is compliant with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 212, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314). MCKELVEY, FUKUMOTO CHANG, Aquino, Cullen, Morikawa CPH  SB2669
HB2198 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; West Maui Investors, LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR UKUMEHAME RESERVOIRS.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist West Maui Investors, LLC, with two Ukumehame reservoirs. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 252, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1361). YAMANE WLA, WAM  SB2983
HB2204 HD1 SD1
Department of Education; Teachers; Educational Officers; Salary Increases; Longevity Step Increases
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals annual increment and longevity step salary increases for department of education teachers and educational officers and clarifies that such increases shall be determined through collective bargaining. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 087, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). TAKUMI, OHNO LAB, EDN, FIN  SB2622
HB2205 HD1 SD2 CD1
Charter Schools; Rules; Fees
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Establishes requirements for public charter school board meetings. Clarifies that revocation and renewal proceedings shall not be subject to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes charter schools to assess fees and charges for co-curricular activities. (HB2205 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 113, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214). TAKUMI, OHNO EDN, JUD, FIN  SB2780
HB2217 HD1 SD1
Real Property Tax
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII REAL PROPERTY TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Repeals various sections of the real property tax laws for the purpose of deleting obsolete and unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 052, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153). LUKE WAM
HB2218 HD1 SD1
Income Tax; Internal Revenue Code
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII INCOME TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends or repeals Hawaii Income Tax laws to delete obsolete or unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 053, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). LUKE WAM
HB2231 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Energy Project; Project Party; Publicly Owned Energy Cooperative
RELATING TO ENERGY COOPERATIVES.
Clarifies that a publicly owned energy cooperative may be considered an energy project and project party for purposes of receiving financing through special purpose revenue bonds. (HB2231 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 098, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199). LOWEN, BROWER, FUKUMOTO CHANG, ING, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, McKelvey TRE/CPH, WAM
HB2233 HD2 SD1 CD1
Health Care Professionals; Email; Licensure; Infectious Diseases; Reporting
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Requires every physician, osteopathic physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, and naturopathic physician to provide the applicable licensing authority with a current electronic mail address when applying for or renewing a license. Restricts the permissible disclosure and use of electronic mail addresses by licensing authorities. Requires that laboratory data reported to the Department of Health regarding an individual affected by or suspected of being affected by a communicable or dangerous disease or condition include the individual's complete demographic information. (HB2233 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 115, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216). LOWEN, BELATTI, CREAGAN, CULLEN, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, JORDAN, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Hashem HLT, CPC, FIN  SB3041
HB2247 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Officers and Employees; Payment of Approved Travel Costs
RELATING TO GOVERNMENTAL TRAVEL.
Authorizes the State and counties to pay the approved travel costs of their officers and employees directly to vendors or by cash advance to the officer or employee, unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement or upon affirmative consent of the officer or employee to be reimbursed after payment of travel costs by the officer or employee. (HB2247 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 158, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260). RHOADS, JOHANSON JDL/GVO, WAM  SB2747
HB2252 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hospital Discharge Planning; Caregiver Designation; Health Care
RELATING TO DISCHARGE PLANNING.
Requires hospitals to adopt and maintain written discharge policies consistent with recent updates to federal regulations to support families by enabling patients in inpatient hospitals to designate a caregiver prior to discharge or transfer from the facility. (HB2252 CD1)
(H) 6/17/2016- Act 069, on 06/16/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170). BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, ING, ITO, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TSUJI, Johanson, Luke, McKelvey, Nishimoto, Rhoads CPH/HMS, JDL  SB2397
HB2267 HD1 SD1 CD1
Technology in Schools; Digital Format ($)
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS.
Defines curricular materials to include both printed and digital material. Clarifies that moneys for curricular materials can be used for digital formats. (HB2267 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 112, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213). OHNO, BROWER, EVANS, ING, ITO, JORDAN, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, Johanson, Kobayashi, San Buenaventura, Tsuji EDU, WAM  SB2606
HB2279 HD2 SD2 CD1
Appropriations; Claims Against the State ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (HB2279 CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 063, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2808
HB2281 SD1
Service of Process; Notice; Paternity Cases
RELATING TO SERVICE BY PUBLICATION IN PATERNITY CASES.
Amends the Uniform Parentage Act to allow for service by publication or by any other manner that is reasonably calculated to give the party actual notice of proceedings and an opportunity to be heard when respondents cannot be located or personally served. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 083, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2810
HB2293 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Mixed-use developments
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Enables the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to develop mixed-use developments in partnership with state and county departments and agencies. Eff. 7/1/2016. (SD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 131, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU/PSM, WAM  SB2822
HB2295 HD1 SD1
Aerospace Advisory Committee; Membership; Chair
RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Reduces the number of members on the Aerospace Advisory Committee from 15 to 13. Allows the members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee to elect their own committee chair from members appointed by the Governor to this body. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 084, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM  SB2824
HB2305 HD1 SD1 CD1
Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund; Regional State Infrastructure Improvement Subaccounts
RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.
Authorizes the creation of Regional State Infrastructure Improvement Subaccounts within the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund and the use of the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund to provide loans and grants to finance regional state infrastructure improvements in areas of planned growth. (HB2305 CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 132, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB2834
HB2308 HD1 SD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (SD1)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 049, 05/10/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2837
HB2311 SD1
Vital Records; Reporting Deaths to State Agencies
RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.
Authorizes the Department of Health to continue to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information for the lists. Requires lists of the deceased from DOH to also include the last four digits of the deceased's social security number, if known. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 085, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2840
HB2317 HD1 SD1 CD1
Appropriation; Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Makes a general fund appropriation for fiscal year 20162017 to further capitalize the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund. (HB2317 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 104, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB2846
HB2319 HD1 SD1
Money Transmitters; Change in Control; Division of Financial Institutions; Criminal History Record Check
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.
Amends requirements under the money transmitters law for money transmitter licensee change in control applications, including requiring a criminal history record check on persons who will assume control of the licensee. Updates a reference to federal Regulation E. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 251, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1360). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2848
HB2326 HD1 SD1
Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act; Mortgage Rescue Fraud; Mortgage Assistance Relief Services; Distressed Property Owners
RELATING TO MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD.
Makes numerous amendments to Hawaii's mortgage rescue fraud prevention act, chapter 480E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for consistency with the federal Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 142, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2855
HB2329
Cause of Action; Limitation of Action; Consumer Protection
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Clarifies that the statute of limitations governing it does not apply to the State and its agencies with respect to chapter 480, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals subsection (b) of section 48024, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Technical amendments.
(H) 4/13/2016- Act 007, on 04/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1107). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB2858
HB2331 HD1
Board of Nursing; Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Board Member Terms
RELATING TO BOARD MEMBER TERMS FOR THE BOARD OF NURSING AND THE BOARD OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.
Amends the length of terms from three years to four years of the members of the Board of Nursing and the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. (HB2331 HD1)
(H) 4/20/2016- Act 008, on 04/19/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1108). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH  SB2860
HB2340 HD1 SD2 CD1
Child Protective Act; Criminal History Record Checks
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS UNDER THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
Amends the Child Protective Act so that when an assessment is required, the Department of Human Services is authorized to conduct criminal history record checks, without consent, of an alleged perpetrator of harm or threat of harm and all adult household members living in the family home with the alleged victim child. (HB2340 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 096, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB2869
HB2343 HD2 SD1 CD1
Child Care Providers; Background Checks; Health and Safety
RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Brings state law into alignment with changes to the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, P.L. 113-186. Requires DHS to conduct background checks, including sex offender registry checks, on household members and all employees of child care facilities and providers that are licensed or registered by or receive subsidies from the State, to set health and safety standards, and enforce requirements. (HB2343 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 088, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS/CPH, JDL  SB2872
HB2350 HD2 SD1 CD1
Foster Children
RELATING TO FOSTER CHILDREN.
Updates the wording from "foster boarding home" to "resource family home" and "foster parent" to "resource caregiver"; establishes qualified immunity for resource caregivers and child caring institutions adhering to the reasonable and prudent parent standard; adds the requirement that resource caregivers and child care institutions use the reasonable and prudent parent standard when authorizing children in foster care to participate in activities; and changes the age from sixteen to fourteen years of age for children in foster care to be informed of services to transition from foster care to independent living. (HB2350 CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 133, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB2879
HB2353 HD2 SD2 CD1
Position Exemptions; Civil Service
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.
Makes various positions within the state energy office exempt from civil service. For a period of three years, authorizes the department of health to establish 18 exempt forensic psychologist positions and 2 exempt Hawaii state hospital primary care physician positions. For a period of three years, provides a civil service exemption for various positions in the department of human services, department of public safety, and the department of health. (HB2353 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 079, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2882
HB2362 HD2 SD1 CD1
Workforce Development Council; Composition; Duties
RELATING TO THE HAWAII WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.
Conforms the State Workforce Development Council Law to new federal requirements in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (HB2362 CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 057, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1158). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2891
HB2363 HD1 SD1 CD1
Temporary Disability Insurance Exclusions; Workers' Compensation Penalties
RELATING TO LABOR.
Excludes employers under certain circumstances from providing Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) coverage for themselves if they perform services for their own corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), partnership, or sole proprietorship. Allows the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to receive electronic reports of injuries and other Workers' Compensation required reports. Increases the penalties for not having TDI coverage, for failure to make correct or timely benefit payments, for terminating such benefits, for failure to file medical reports, for employer's failure to provide copies of requested medical reports, for not having Workers' Compensation coverage, and for the deduction of premium payment from employee wages. (HB2363 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 187, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL/CPH, WAM  SB2892
HB2389 HD1 SD1 CD1
Federal Reimbursement Maximization Special Fund
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT MAXIMIZATION SPECIAL FUND.
Allows use of the Federal Reimbursement Maximization Special Fund to recruit and maintain corrections workforce. (HB2389 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 093, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB2918
HB2391 HD2 SD2 CD1
Early Release of Certain Misdemeanants
RELATING TO THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN MISDEMEANANTS.
Defines circumstances under which the Director of Public Safety may release certain misdemeanants from community correctional centers. Requires the Director of Public Safety to submit a report to the Legislature regarding certain information regarding the early release of certain incarcerated misdemeanants. Applies only to persons charged with offenses subject to sentencing in section 706-663, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on or after the effective date of this measure. Sunsets on 7/1/2020. (HB2391 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 217, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDL  SB2920
HB2403 HD1 SD1
Medical Advisory Board; Composition
RELATING TO THE MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD.
Amends the composition of the medical advisory board. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 120, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1221). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH/TRE  SB2932
HB2415 SD1
Non-general Funds; Repeal; Reclassify; Transfer of Balances
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Repeals the Kapolei recreational sports complex special fund, reclassifies the prepaid airport use charge fund to a trust fund, and abolishes the photo enforcement revolving fund. Transfers the remaining unencumbered balances to the general fund. (SD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 061, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). JORDAN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, YAMASHITA, DeCoite, Keohokalole WAM
HB2416
Renewable Energy Facility Siting Process; Repeal
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Repeals chapter 201N, HRS, relating to the REFSP. Deposits proceeds in the renewable energy facility siting special fund into the general fund.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 027, 04/27/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1127). JORDAN, YAMASHITA, CULLEN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, DeCoite TRE, WAM
HB2422 HD1
Liquor License; Liquor Commission
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Amends liquor license application and operating procedures to allow publicly-traded companies, or entities ultimately solely owned by a publicly-traded company, to provide information for only those officers designated as primary decisionmakers regarding the purchase and sale of liquor and clarifies that the requirement of prior approval from a county liquor commission regarding a change in ownership of at least twenty-five percent of a corporation's outstanding capital stock applies only to voting stock. Allows the applicant for a liquor license or renewal, or both the transferor and transferee in the case of a liquor license transfer, to present a tax clearance certificate from the Department of Taxation and the Internal Revenue Service evidencing that the applicant, transferor, and transferee do not owe the State or federal government any delinquent taxes, penalties, or interest. (HB2422 HD1)
(S) 4/22/2016- Act 012, 04/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1112). TSUJI, MIZUNO, Evans, Nakashima PSM, CPH
HB2448 HD1 SD1
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 055, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1156). SOUKI JDL
HB2466 HD1 SD1
Cigarette Tax Revenues; Re-Distribution Study
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Requires DOH and BUF to conduct a study of the re-distribution of cigarette tax revenues. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 086, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). LUKE WAM
HB2482 HD2 SD1 CD1
State Health Planning and Development Agency; Health and Health Care Information and Data
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Broadens the scope of health and health care data and other information submitted to the state health planning and development agency. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 139, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). BELATTI, JOHANSON, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, Rhoads HLT, CPC, FIN
HB2489 SD1 CD1
Office of Veterans' Services; Veterans Services Counselor IV; Vietnam Veterans fiftieth Anniversary; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
Appropriates funds for the establishment of a veterans services counselor IV position within the Office of Veterans' Services to assist all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans and for the Vietnam veterans fiftieth anniversary commemoration. (HB2489 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 209, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1311). ITO, DECOITE, HAR, MATSUMOTO, OHNO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WARD, WOODSON, Onishi PSM, WAM
HB2494
Blood Glucose Monitoring; Students; Diabetes
RELATING TO BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING.
Authorizes DOE employees to volunteer to administer or assist a student with blood glucose monitoring.
(S) 4/22/2016- Act 010, 04/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1110). TAKUMI EDU, CPH  SB2975
HB2501 HD2 SD2 CD1
Water Rights; Holdover
RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.
Requires that where an application has been made for a lease to continue a previously authorized disposition of water rights, a holdover may be authorized annually until the pending application for the disposition of water rights is finally resolved or for a total of three consecutive one-year holdovers, whichever occurs sooner. (HB2501 CD1)
(S) 6/28/2016- Act 126, 06/27/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). YAMANE, SOUKI, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMASHITA WAL, JUD, FIN  SB3001
HB2543 HD2 SD1
Broadband Permits; Automatic Approval; Construction
RELATING TO BROADBAND.
Makes permanent the provisions of Act 151, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, and Act 264, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013 that require the State and the counties to take action within sixty days for broadband-related permit applications, require the State to take action within one hundred forty-five days for use applications for broadband facilities within the conservation district, establish other requirements regarding broadband-related permits, and subject weight load for utility poles to capacities established by the FCC and PUC. (SD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 193, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1295). YAMASHITA, CHOY, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KAWAKAMI, KONG, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, DeCoite EET, CPH  SB2793
HB2559 HD1 SD2 CD1
Mental Health; Assisted Community Treatment
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Repeals the authority of a law enforcement officer to take into custody and transport a person subject to an assisted community treatment order to any designated mental health program. Requires a court order stating probable cause to believe a person is mentally ill or suffering from substance abuse, is imminently dangerous to self or others and in need of care or treatment, or both, to also direct the person to be taken into custody and, if subject to an assisted community treatment order, transported to any designated mental health program. Extends the maximum duration of assisted community treatment that may be ordered by the court to one year. Narrows the circumstances under which a subject of an assisted community treatment order may be physically forced to take medication to require the subject to be physically present in an emergency room or admitted to a hospital. Repeals the sunset date of the current statutory requirements for assisted community treatment. (HB2559 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 114, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215). RHOADS, BROWER, SAIKI HLT, JUD, FIN  SB2982
HB2569 HD2 SD1 CD1
Department of Education; Net-Zero Energy Use; Classrooms; Cooling; Energy ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Requires the Department of Education to establish a goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035. Requires the Department of Education to expedite the cooling of all public school classrooms. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 176, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278). C. LEE, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, ITO, JOHANSON, JORDAN, KAWAKAMI, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OSHIRO, POUHA, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMANE, Onishi EDU/TRE, WAM
HB2582 HD1 SD1 CD1
Agricultural Food Safety Certification Program; FDA Food Safety Modernization Act; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to develop and implement an Agricultural Food Safety Certification Program that concurrently complies with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as it applies to farmers and ranchers. Authorizes and appropriates funds for program staff. (HB2582 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 106, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). DECOITE, AQUINO, BROWER, CHOY, HAR, ITO, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, POUHA, SAY, TSUJI, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Ing WLA/CPH, WAM
HB2593 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Food Crop Production; Animal Feed Production; Renewable Energy; Hawaii Renewable Resources, LLC; O‘ahu ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAII RENEWABLE RESOURCES, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds in the amount of $30,000,000 to assist Hawaii Renewable Resources, LLC, with the development of facilities for food crop, animal feed, and renewable non-fossil fuel production on O‘ahu. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 117, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218). SOUKI TRE/WLA, WAM
HB2605 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company; Makena Beach and Golf Resort; Dislocated Workers; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LABOR.
Appropriates funds to establish, administer, and support job training and supportive services for individuals who are unemployed and dislocated due to the closure of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui. (HB2605 CD1)
(S) 6/17/2016- Act 071, 06/17/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). MCKELVEY JDL, WAM  SB3081
HB2626 HD1 SD2 CD1
Underground Storage Tanks; Shoreline
RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
Prohibits the DOH from issuing a permit for a new underground fuel storage tank within 100 yards of the shoreline. Allows DOH to issue a permit to repair or replace existing underground fuel storage tanks. Allows permit holders for existing underground fuel storage tanks located within 100 yards of the shoreline to renew their permits. Prohibits operation of and renewal of a permit for an underground fuel storage tank within one hundred yards of the shoreline, beginning 1/1/2045. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 179, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281). JOHANSON, BELATTI, LOWEN, NISHIMOTO EEP/WAL, JUD, FIN
HB2632 HD2 SD2 CD1
Firearms Disqualification; Mental Illness; Police
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Requires firearms owners who have been disqualified from owning a firearm and ammunition due to a diagnosis of significant behavioral, emotional, or mental disorder, or due to emergency or involuntary hospitalization to a psychiatric facility, to immediately surrender their firearms and ammunition to the Chief of Police. Allows the Chief of Police to seize firearms and ammunition if a disqualified individual fails to surrender the firearms and ammunition after receiving written notice of the disqualification. (HB2632 CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 110, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211). TAKAYAMA (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDL
HB2639
Wireless Telecommunications; Domestic Abuse
RELATING TO WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.
Requires a wireless telecommunications service provider, upon request by a domestic abuse victim, to: (1) transfer billing authority and all rights to a wireless telephone number to the victim; or (2) remove or release the victim from a shared wireless plan and assign the victim a substitute telephone number without charge, penalty, or fee. Provides that there is no cause of action against a wireless telecommunications service provider, its officers, employees, or agents for transferring billing authority and all rights to a wireless telephone number to a domestic abuse victim.
(S) 4/22/2016- Act 009, 04/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1109). MORIKAWA, BELATTI, EVANS, HAR, ICHIYAMA, LUKE, SAN BUENAVENTURA, DeCoite, Kobayashi, Lowen CPH, JDL
HB2646 HD2 SD2 CD1
Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility; Fuel Tank Advisory Committee; Monitor Wells ($)
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Creates a permanent fuel tank advisory committee to study, monitor, and address fuel tank leak issues. (HB2646 CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 244, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1353). C. LEE, BELATTI, FUKUMOTO CHANG, ITO, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, POUHA, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI EET/CPH, WAM
HB2657 HD2 SD2 CD1
Food Safety; Cost Reimbursement Program; Maui County Revolving Loan Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Amends the Molokai diversified agricultural revolving loan program established by Act 387, SLH 1988, to provide cost reimbursements to Molokai farmers and ranchers to reimburse costs of mandated food safety compliance audits and other related costs. (HB2657 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 103, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204). DECOITE, BROWER, ING, ITO, KEOHOKALOLE, ONISHI, POUHA, SOUKI, TSUJI, WOODSON, San Buenaventura WLA, WAM
HB2669 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; TruTag Technologies, Inc. ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST TRUTAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for TruTag Technologies, Inc. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 118, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219). KAWAKAMI, AQUINO, CULLEN, MORIKAWA, TOKIOKA EET, WAM  SB2506
HB2671 HD2 SD2 CD1
Criminal Justice Data; Crime Reporting
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA.
Requires the Chiefs of Police and state and county agencies that have the power of arrest to report crime incident reports and other crime information to the Attorney General. (HB2671 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 155, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1257). RHOADS, TAKAYAMA PSM, JDL/WAM  SB3050
HB2675 HD1 SD2 CD1
Rapid Ohia Death; Ceratocystis; Trees; Research; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
Appropriates funds for research to combat rapid ohia death. (HB2675 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 102, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1203). ONISHI, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, JOHANSON, KAWAKAMI, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, POUHA, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WARD, WOODSON, YAMANE, Nakashima, Yamashita WLA, WAM
HB2680 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; Mary N. Lucas Estate ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR KALOKO RESERVOIR.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Mary N. Lucas Estate with the Kaloko reservoir. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 250, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1359). YAMANE, KAWAKAMI, MORIKAWA, Tokioka WLA, WAM
HB2681 HD2 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; Wailuku Reservoir No. 6 ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR WAILUKU RESERVOIR #6.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist Spencer Homes, Inc., with Wailuku Reservoir No. 6. (SD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 249, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1358). YAMANE, Souki WLA, WAM
HB2707 HD1 SD2 CD1
Medical Marijuana; Dispensaries; Paraphernalia; Taxation; Working Group
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Requires the department of health and licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to provide aggregated de-identified data to the department of business, economic development, and tourism upon request. Amends various definitions and provisions relating to medical marijuana dispensary background checks, operations, paraphernalia, transport, and testing. Provides that advanced practice registered nurses may certify patients for medical marijuana use. Excludes dispensaries from enterprise zone tax exemptions. Specifies the application and non-application of the Internal Revenue Code to expenses related to the production and sale of medical marijuana and manufactured marijuana products for state income tax purposes. Clarifies that amounts received for the sale of marijuana or manufactured marijuana products are not exempt from the state general excise tax. Establishes definition of marijuana "plant". Amends definition of "enclosed indoor facility." Clarifies which medical marijuana dispensary licensees and applicants are subject to background checks. Allows the University of Hawaii to establish medical marijuana testing and research programs that qualify as commercial enterprises to provide testing services for medical marijuana dispensaries. Establishes a legislative oversight working group. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2016- Act 230, 07/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1339). BELATTI, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, Rhoads CPH, JDL/WAM
HB2715 HD2 SD1 CD1
Closed Claims Study; Auditor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires the Auditor to contract with an actuarial firm that has experience conducting workers' compensation closed claims studies in the United States to perform a study of closed claims in the State's workers' compensation system, subject to consultation and conference with two members of the Legislature selected by the House Speaker and the Senate President, respectively. Appropriates funds and requires matching funds. (HB2715 CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 188, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1290). NAKASHIMA, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, SAIKI, SOUKI, Belatti, McKelvey, San Buenaventura LAB, CPC, FIN
HB2720
Legislative Appropriations ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, THE OMBUDSMAN, AND THE ETHICS COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Office of the Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Office of the Ombudsman, and State Ethics Commission.
(S) 2/23/2016- Act 001, 02/23/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1101). SOUKI, FUKUMOTO CHANG, SAIKI WAM
HB2722 HD1 SD1 CD1
Unemployment Insurance; State Additional Benefits; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.
Creates a temporary program limited to Maui County to provide additional benefits to unemployed workers by extending their unemployment insurance benefits. Appropriates funds. (HB2722 CD1)
(S) 6/17/2016- Act 070, 06/17/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). SOUKI, NAKASHIMA JDL, WAM  SB3038
HB2772 HD1 SD2 CD1
Affirmative Consent Task Force; Campus Safety; Sexual Assault; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires UH to train employees and students on sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking policies, appoint a confidential advocate at each campus, designate all faculty members as responsible employees under Title IX, enter into MOUs with county police departments regarding reporting of sexual assault cases to the police, and conduct a campus climate survey, and submit reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB2772 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 208, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1310). CHOY HED, JUD, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SB2375 SD1 HD1 CD1
Transportation; Speed Limit; Daniel K. Inouye Highway
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes speed limits for the Daniel K. Inouye highway of sixty miles-per-hour beginning at mile marker 12 and forty-five miles-per-hour or any other speed limit as determined by law beginning at the Pohakuloa training area and ending one-half mile east of the Mauna Kea county park entrance. Effective 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 197, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1299). INOUYE, Gabbard, Kidani TRN
SB2383 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Health Connector; Repeal; Transition
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.
Repeals the Hawaii Health Connector (Connector) as part of the transition to a federally supported, state-based exchange. Specifies that any debts and liabilities of the Connector remain that of the Connector and do not constitute the debts and liabilities of the State. Specifies that the provisions in the measure shall not diminish or limit the consumer protections contained in or alter the provisions of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. (SB2383 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 044, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RIVIERE, TOKUDA, Ruderman HLT, CPC, FIN  HB2479
SB2384 SD1 HD1 CD1
Licensing; State-licensed Care Facilities; State-certified Care Facilities; Marijuana Dispensaries; Unannounced Visits; Unannounced Inspections; Report
RELATING TO LICENSING INSPECTIONS.
Requires the department of health to: (1) conduct unannounced visits and inspections, including inspections for relicensing and recertification, for certain state-licensed or state-certified care facilities beginning on July 1, 2019, and unannounced inspections for license renewals for medical marijuana production centers and dispensaries beginning on July 1, 2016; and (2) submit reports to the legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2017, 2018, and 2019 on the number of visits and inspections by the department of health on the specified state-licensed or state-certified care facilities and general outcomes and corrective actions taken. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 184, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1286). BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, Gabbard HLT/JUD, FIN
SB2387 SD2 HD1 CD1
Physical Examination; Education; Health
RELATING TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, requires a child to provide written documentation of a physical examination performed within twelve months prior to attending seventh grade at a public school. Requires DOH to provide information to assist students who do not complete the physical exam before December 31 of the seventh grade year and also requires DOH to provide consultations with those students' parents and guardians about health lifestyles and obtaining health insurance. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 185, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1287). BAKER, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, English, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ihara, Riviere EDN, HLT, FIN  HB1948
SB2392 SD2 HD3 CD1
Opioid Antagonist; Naloxone Hydrochloride; Drug Overdose Prevention; Emergency Response; Medical Immunity
RELATING TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.
Takes steps to reduce opioid-related drug related overdoses in the State by encouraging the use of opioid antagonists to assist individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose. (CD1)
(H) 6/17/2016- Act 068, on 06/16/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, English, Gabbard HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1671
SB2395 SD1 HD2 CD1
Telehealth; Insurance; Medicaid; Covered Services; Liability Insurance; Reimbursement; Disclosure; Requirements; EUTF
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
Requires the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth. Specifies that any telehealth services provided shall be consistent with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws. Specifies medical professional liability insurance policy requirements with regard to telehealth coverage. Clarifies that reimbursement for services provided through telehealth shall be equivalent to reimbursement for the same services provided via face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient. Requires written disclosure of coverages and benefits associated with telehealth services. Requires that telehealth encompasses store and forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health. Ensures telehealth is covered when originating in a patient's home and other non-medical environments. Clarifies requirements for physicians and out-of-state physicians to establish a physician-patient relationship via telehealth. Requires that reimbursement requirements for telehealth services apply to all health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Takes effect on 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/8/2016- Act 226, 07/07/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). BAKER, GABBARD, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, English, Riviere HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN  HB1944
SB2408 SD1 HD2 CD1
Real Property; Partition; Heirs Property; Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY.
Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property, real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements. Effective 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 260, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1369). KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, KIDANI, SHIMABUKURO, Nishihara, Wakai CPC, JUD  HB2175
SB2439 SD1 HD1 CD1
Law Enforcement; Obstruction of Government Operations; Violation of Privacy in the Second Degree; Video Recording; Audio Recording; Photograph
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Establishes exceptions to the offense of obstructing government operations and the offense of violation of privacy in the second degree for a person making a video or audio recording or photograph of a law enforcement officer while the officer is in the performance of duties in a public place or under circumstances in which the officer has no reasonable expectation of privacy; provided that the officer may take reasonable action to maintain safety and control, secure crime scenes and accident sites, protect the integrity and confidentiality of investigations, and protect the public safety and order. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 164, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, Galuteria, Nishihara, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN  HB2105
SB2453 HD1 CD1
Aquatic Resources; Penalties; Educational Class; Community Service
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES PENALTIES.
Authorizes the court to require a person who violates certain laws pertaining to aquatic resources to: (1) complete an aquatic resources educational class administered by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) in addition to or in lieu of paying a monetary fine; and (2) perform community service administered by DLNR in lieu of paying a monetary fine. (CD1)
(H) 6/17/2016- Act 067, on 06/16/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, GABBARD, KIDANI, Shimabukuro, Wakai OMH, JUD, FIN  HB2078
SB2476 SD2 HD2 CD1
Deaf; Hard of Hearing; Deaf-blind; Early Language Services; Working Group
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Enhances early intervention language services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Requires the DOH, DOE, and Executive Office on Early Learning to establish a working group for the purposes of investigating issues related to resources and tools for parents of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind and improvements to the statewide system of services that support age-appropriate language development for children from birth to age five who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Requires working group to report to legislature. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 177, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1279). CHUN OAKLAND, HARIMOTO, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria HLT, EDN, FIN
SB2511
Broadband; Broadband Assistance Advisory Council
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Includes the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism as a permanent member on the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council. Ensures a member from each county is represented through appointment on the council. Authorizes the chair of the council to designate representatives of other interested public and private sector organizations to serve as members of the council or the work groups of the council on an ad hoc basis as needed.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 023, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123). WAKAI, CHUN OAKLAND, INOUYE, KIDANI, Dela Cruz, English, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green, Harimoto, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere, Slom, L. Thielen EDB, CPC  HB2549
SB2512 SD1 HD2 CD1
Animal Desertion; Penalties; Fines
RELATING TO ANIMALS.
Establishes penalties for the offense of pet animal or equine animal desertion. Imposes a fine not exceeding $1,000 for each desertion of each pet animal and equine animal and a fine not exceeding $2,000 for each recklessly caused death of or substantial bodily injury to each pet animal and equine animal, in addition to any other penalties. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 165, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). RIVIERE, SHIMABUKURO, Keith-Agaran, Kim, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB2245
SB2540 HD1 CD1
Department of Health Forensic Facility; Governor's Negotiation
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
Authorizes the Governor, with the assistance of the Director of Health, to negotiate with any person for the development or expansion of a forensic facility of the Department of Health. Provides for an extended review and comment period for an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 090, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). TOKUDA, BAKER, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Gabbard HLT, FIN
SB2541
Information Technology; Chief Information Officer; Authorization to Use or Transfer Funds; State Budget
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Authorizes the State CIO to use or transfer funds, appropriated in the 2015 State budget Act, to executive departments and agencies for projects that have been approved by the governor.
(S) 4/22/2016- Act 011, 04/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1111). TOKUDA, KIDANI, Dela Cruz EDB, FIN
SB2547 SD1 HD1 CD1
Tax Exemptions, Exclusions, and Credits; Auditor Review
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the auditor to periodically review certain exemptions, exclusions, and credits under the general excise and use taxes, public service company tax, and insurance premium tax. Takes effect on 07/01/2017. (SB2547 CD1 Proposed)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 261, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1370). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO FIN
SB2550 HD1 CD1
Federal Funding Policy Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FEDERAL FUNDS.
Requires the Office of the Governor to prepare a federal funding policy study for the State of Hawaii. Requires an interim report to be submitted before the 2017 Regular Session and the final study to be submitted before the 2018 Regular Session. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 225, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO FIN
SB2551 HD1 CD1
Judiciary; Non-general Funds; Administratively Created Accounts or Funds; Report
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Requires the judiciary to submit an annual report to the legislature on the judiciary's management of non-general funds and administratively created accounts or funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 166, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1268). TOKUDA, BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz JUD, FIN
SB2552 SD1 HD1
Non-General Funds; Repeal; Transfer of Balances
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Repeals and abolishes various non-general funds and accounts, as recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 15-17, and transfers unencumbered balances. Requires the Department of Health to conduct a study on the distribution of revenues derived from fees for birth, marriage, divorce, or death certificates. (SB2552 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 043, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO FIN
SB2553 HD1
Non-General Funds; Repeal; Transfer of Balances
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Repeals and transfers the unencumbered balances of various non-general funds and accounts recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 15-19. (SB2553 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 042, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1142). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO FIN
SB2555 HD1 CD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Appropriates funds into the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund for fiscal year 2015-2016 to comply with Article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution, which requires, under certain economic conditions, that the legislature provide a tax credit to state taxpayers or make a deposit into one or more funds. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 064, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1165). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, Gabbard FIN
SB2557 SD2 HD1 CD1
Concussions; Youth; Athletics; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.
Expands the concussion educational program established under Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, and incorporates additional concussion protocol program requirements. Appropriates funds to develop and implement the concussion monitoring and education program for school athletics and youth athletic activities, administer concussion testing to high school student athletes, and implement a concussion awareness program for youth athletics. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 262, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1371). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, Gabbard HLT/EDN, FIN
SB2560 SD2 HD1 CD1
Mental Health System; Homeless Individuals; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Requires and appropriates funds for the department of health to provide treatment and care for homeless individuals with serious and persistent mental health challenges as a part of its comprehensive mental health system. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 186, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1288). TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Kidani HLT/HUS, FIN
SB2561 SD2 HD1 CD1
Affordable Rental Housing Goal; Special Action Team on Rental Housing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
Establishes a goal of developing or vesting the development of at least 22,500 affordable rental housing units ready for occupancy between 01/01/17 and 12/31/26. Establishes a temporary special action team on rental housing to make recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, and other parties to achieve the goal. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 127, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1229). TOKUDA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA HSG, FIN
SB2565
State Housing Sales Program; Repeal
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Repeals the state housing sales program of the Hawaii public housing authority.
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 041, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1141). TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA HSG, FIN
SB2566 SD1 HD1 CD1
Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Rental Assistance Revolving Fund; Transfer
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Transfers excess moneys from the rental assistance revolving fund to the rental housing revolving fund. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 128, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1230). TOKUDA, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Baker, Kidani HSG, FIN
SB2583 HD1 CD1
Counties; Wastewater; Individual Systems
RELATING TO COMPOSTING TOILETS.
Mandates the counties to approve the installation and use of composting toilets in areas that are inaccessible to municipal wastewater systems. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 239, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1348). ENGLISH, CHUN OAKLAND, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Galuteria, Inouye, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere HUS, FIN
SB2607 SD2 HD2
Student Data; Computer Services; Information Protection
RELATING TO STUDENT DATA MANAGEMENT.
Limits the ways in which the operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application working with the Department of Education can use student data. (SB2607 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 040, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140). KIDANI, DELA CRUZ, HARIMOTO, NISHIHARA, WAKAI, Shimabukuro EDN, CPC, JUD  HB1712
SB2618 SD1 HD2 CD1
Interisland and Intra-island Ferry System; Feasibility Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study of establishing an interisland and intra-island ferry system. Makes an appropriation for the study. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 196, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1298). KIDANI, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Dela Cruz, Wakai TRN, FIN  HB2225
SB2630 SD1 HD1 CD1
Corrections; Committed Persons; Sale of Crafts; Correctional Industries Program; Reentry Academy for Training and Entrepreneurial Resources; RAFTER; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Authorizes Hawaii Correctional Industries to sell inmate-made products and services on the open market to the general public. Repeals the prohibition of the sale of such products on the open market. Requires Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to conduct a feasibility study on establishing a reentry academy for training and entrepreneurial resources (RAFTER). Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/8/2016- Act 227, 07/07/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). ESPERO, NISHIHARA PBS, FIN
SB2645 SD2 HD1 CD1
Water Audits; Public Water Systems; Large Capacity Water Systems; Designated Water Management Areas; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WATER AUDITS.
Requires the commission on water resource management to establish a program to provide technical assistance to the counties and public water systems to implement standardized water audits of public water systems. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 169, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1271). GABBARD, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Espero, Galuteria, Kidani, Riviere, Ruderman, L. Thielen WAL, FIN  HB2041
SB2647 SD1 HD2
Wildlife; Species; Trafficking; Fines
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
Prohibits the sale, offer to sell, purchase, trade, possession with intent to sell, or barter of any part or product from various animal and marine species. Provides exceptions to this prohibition, including for traditional cultural practices protected under the State Constitution. Imposes penalties for violations of the prohibition on trafficking animal parts and products. (SB2647 HD2)
(H) 6/24/2016- Act 125, on 06/23/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1226). GABBARD, Kim WAL, JUD
SB2652 SD2 HD2 CD1
Tax Credit; Renewable Fuels Production
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a 5-year renewable fuels production tax credit applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. Repeals the ethanol facility tax credit. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 202, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304). GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, Harimoto, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Slom EEP, FIN
SB2659 SD2 HD1 CD1
Industrial Hemp; Agriculture; Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Establishes an industrial hemp pilot program to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp and distribution of its seed in Hawaii through limited activities by licensee-agents of the board of agriculture for purposes of agricultural or academic research. Appropriates funds for industrial hemp pilot program administrative costs and program coordinator and inspector positions within the department of agriculture. Repeals on June 30, 2021. (CD1)
(S) 7/8/2016- Act 228, 07/07/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1330). GABBARD, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Wakai AGR, JUD, FIN
SB2660 HD2
Deregistration; Bureau of Conveyances; Fee Non-time Share Interests
RELATING TO BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES.
Removes the sunset date of Act 119, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, as amended, thereby making permanent the voluntary deregistration process for fee non-time share interests. (HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 039, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139). BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Ihara, Shimabukuro WAL, CPC, FIN  HB1628
SB2670 HD1 CD1
Licensing; Behavior Analysis; Behavior Analysts; Surcharge; License Fee; Renewal Fee; Direct Support Workers
RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.
Reduces the surcharge on the license fee and renewal fee for behavior analysts from $100 to $50. Temporarily exempts from the licensing requirements for the practice of behavior analysis direct support workers who provide Medicaid home and community-based services pursuant to the Social Security Act through January 1, 2019. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 123, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1224). BAKER, KIDANI, Riviere HLT/CPC, FIN  HB1856
SB2671 SD1 HD2 CD1
Veterinary Technicians; Veterinary Technology Practice; Registration; Titles; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.
Beginning 7/1/2018, establishes requirements for the regulation of veterinary technicians and the practice of veterinary technology. Establishes registration requirements and limitations on use of titles for veterinary technicians. Appropriates funds to implement the registration of veterinary technicians. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 147, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1249). BAKER, KIDANI, Gabbard, Taniguchi CPC, FIN  HB1955
SB2672 SD1 HD1 CD1
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
Amends various statutes to clarify the role of advanced practice registered nurses with regards to their authority and participation in the health care system. Amends definitions in the statutes to conform with the duties and responsibilities of advanced practice registered nurses. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 183, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285). BAKER, English, Espero, Gabbard, Kidani, Nishihara, Ruderman, Taniguchi, Tokuda HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1755
SB2673 SD2 HD2 CD1
Travel Agency; Activity Desk; Activities; Registration
RELATING TO TRAVEL AGENCIES.
Requires a travel agency that sells activities individually or as part of a tour package to register as an activity desk. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 148, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250). BAKER, KIDANI, Wakai TOU, CPC
SB2675 SD1 HD2
Licensing; Reciprocal Discipline; Board of Dental Examiners; Hawaii Medical Board; Board of Nursing; Board of Pharmacy
RELATING TO LICENSING.
Authorizes the Board of Dental Examiners, Hawaii Medical Board, Board of Nursing, and Board of Pharmacy to deny a license to an applicant or impose disciplinary action against a licensee who has been disciplined by another state or a federal agency. Prohibits a licensee from practicing until a final order of discipline is issued if the licensee has been prohibited from practicing in another state. (SB2675 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 038, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1138). BAKER, ESPERO, INOUYE, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kidani, Riviere HLT, CPC, JUD  HB2430
SB2680 SD1 HD1 CD1
Division of Financial Institutions; Financial Institutions; Fee Schedule
RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Clarifies and addresses inconsistencies within the fee schedule for financial institutions in chapter 412, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals the credit union advisory board. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 149, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251). BAKER, KIDANI, Espero, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Tokuda CPC, FIN
SB2723 SD1 HD2 CD1
Wages and Hours Enforcement; Penalties; Public Works; Government Contracts
RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE LAWS.
Amends the monetary penalties for contractors who violate wages and hours laws. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 192, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1294). KEITH-AGARAN LAB, JUD, FIN  HB2473
SB2731 SD1 HD1 CD1
School Impact Fees; Housing Projects; Urban Honolulu
RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
Clarifies that developers of certain projects are subject to school impact fees, even when the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation or a corresponding county agency participates in the development of the projects. Provides that in urban Honolulu, fee in lieu funds may be used to purchase completed construction, construct new school facilities, improve or renovate existing structures for school use, or lease land or facilities for school use. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 237, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). TOKUDA, KIDANI, Galuteria EDN, FIN
SB2775
State Innovation Waiver, Affordable Care Act
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SECTION 1332 STATE INNOVATION WAIVER.
Authorizes the State to submit and implement a waiver from certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 013, on 04/25/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1113). BAKER (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/LAB, FIN  HB2478
SB2788 HD1 CD1
Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board
RELATING TO THE MOLOKAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM WATER USERS ADVISORY BOARD.
Amends eligibility requirements for membership on the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board. Makes agents, officers, and employees of system users eligible and removes requirement that members be an active general excise tax licensee. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 175, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277). ENGLISH, INOUYE, KIDANI, Ihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro AGR/WAL, FIN  HB2654
SB2807 SD2
Consolidation of the Office of Information Management and Technology and the Information and Communication Services Division
RELATING TO ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
Consolidates the Office of Information Management and Technology and the Information and Communication Services Division of the Department of Accounting and General Services, including all related information technology functions, in the Office of Enterprise Technology Services under the direction of the Chief Information Officer. Takes effect on 7/2/2016. (SD2)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 058, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1159). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2278
SB2811 SD2 HD1
Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
Provides that parental rights may be terminated if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the child was conceived as a result of a sexual assault. Creates a presumption that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the child if the child was conceived as a result of the sexual assault. (SB2811 HD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 213, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1315). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JUD  HB2282
SB2812 SD2 HD2 CD1
Charitable Solicitation; Professional Solicitors; Required Disclosures; Donors; Registration; Reports
RELATING TO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION.
Amends Hawaii's charitable registration and solicitation law to require affirmative disclosures to donors by professional solicitors; clarify exemptions from registration; authorize the Department of the Attorney General to issue cease and desist orders and impose administrative fines; and make other technical amendments. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 163, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1265). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB2283
SB2813 SD1
Guardianship; Gun Control
RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.
Requires the courts to provide information relating to adult guardianships to the Hawaii criminal justice data center to disclose to the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System database for gun control purposes. Requires the Hawaii criminal justice data center to maintain orders of appointment or information from orders of appointment for use in firearms permitting and registration. Takes effect January 1, 2017. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 019, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2284
SB2823 HD1
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Executive Director Salary
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director in an amount not to exceed the salary of the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. (SB2823 HD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 091, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  HB2294
SB2825 SD1
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems; Board of Directors Membership
RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.
Eliminates the ex officio National Aeronautics and Space Administration representative from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems Board. (SD1)
(H) 4/4/2016- Act 003, on 03/31/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1103). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB  HB2296
SB2833 SD2 HD2 CD1
Low-income Housing Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
Increases funding for affordable rental housing development by making the State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more valuable. Reduces State Tax Credit period from ten to five years. Repeals 12/31/2021. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 129, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1231). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  HB2304
SB2835 SD1 HD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items; Bargaining Unit (8) ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (SB2835 HD1)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 051, 05/10/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2306
SB2836 SD1 HD2
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items; Bargaining Unit (14) ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for Collective Bargaining Unit 14 and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (SB2836 HD2)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 050, 05/10/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2307
SB2838 SD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO INVESTMENTS OF THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Repeals certain restrictions on investments that can be made by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 030, 04/28/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2309
SB2841
Employees' Retirement System; Employer Retirement Contributions
RELATING TO PAYMENTS BY EMPLOYERS TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Confirms that employer contributions to the Employees' Retirement System may be made in advance or on a monthly basis.
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 031, 04/28/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2312
SB2845 HD1 CD1
Appropriations; Kapalama Military Reservation; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO REPAY GENERAL FUND CASH ADVANCES.
Appropriates funds for fiscal year 20162017 to repay prior general fund cash advances for the purchase of lands of the former Kapalama Military Reservation and for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 077, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2316
SB2849 SD1 HD1 CD1
Escrow Depositories; Division of Financial Institutions; Change in Control; Controlling Person; NMLS; Principal; Transfer or Sale; Fee; License; Criminal History Record Checks
RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.
Clarifies the escrow depositories law by: adding definitions; authorizing the commissioner of financial institutions to use NMLS for its escrow depositories program; adding criminal history record check and disclosure requirements to licensure and change in control applications; updating the escrow depository license renewal date for consistency with NMLS; clarifying sale or transfer of license or change in control requirements; and updating certain fees. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 224, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1326). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC/JUD, FIN  HB2320
SB2850 SD2 HD1 CD1
Division of Financial Institutions; Mortgage Loan Originators; Mortgage Servicers; Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act
RELATING TO MORTGAGE INDUSTRY REGULATION.
Amends laws pertaining to mortgage loan originators and mortgage loan servicers by clarifying the applicable scope of each chapter, making terminology more consistent across both chapters, and updating references to and provisions implementing controlling federal law. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 122, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2321
SB2851 SD1
Property Insurance; Hawaii Property Insurance Association; Lava Zone; State of Emergency; Moratorium; Determination of Availability of Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires the Insurance Commissioner to determine whether residential property insurance is unavailable due to a moratorium on insurance policies in a lava zone during a state of emergency due to lava flow. (SD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Act 006, on 04/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1106). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC  HB2322
SB2853 SD2 HD1 CD1
Insurance; Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act; Captive Insurance Companies; Model Risk Retention Act
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Model Act. Applies certain requirements for risk-based capital provisions, severability, and notice provisions to risk retention captive insurance companies. Incorporates revisions to the NAIC Model Risk Retention Act. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 140, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2324
SB2854 SD2 HD1 CD1
Property Insurance; Premium Tax; Electronic Filing; Electronic Payments; Short-term Health Policies; Child Health Supervision Services; Claim Filer; Risk Retention; Captive Insurance; Mental Illness Benefits; Duty to Respond; Visual or Optometric Services Coverage; Surgical or Emergency Services Coverage; Contraceptive Services
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Makes various amendments in the Insurance Code relating to property insurance, market conduct, insurance premium taxes, insurance contracts, accident and health or sickness insurance, claim filing, captive insurance companies, duty to respond, mental health and alcohol and drug abuse treatment insurance benefits, Hawaii hurricane relief fund, covered services, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 141, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2325
SB2856
Office of Consumer Protection; Service of Process; Subpoena; Investigators
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Clarifies scope of Office of Consumer Protection investigator powers.
(H) 4/13/2016- Act 005, on 04/11/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1105). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2327
SB2861 SD2 HD1 CD1
Repeal; Joint Formulary Advisory Committee; Board of Nursing
RELATING TO THE JOINT FORMULARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Repeals the Joint Formulary Advisory Committee established by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Allows the Board of Nursing to be the sole authority that determines the exclusionary formulary for qualified advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 092, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, CPC, FIN  HB2332
SB2862
Nursing; Nursys; Licensure; Identifying Information
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows the Board of Nursing to more fully participate in Nursys, a national database for nurse licensees by sharing license and disciplinary action information.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 018, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD  HB2333
SB2863 SD2 HD1 CD1
Massage Therapy; Massage Therapists; Massage Therapist Apprentices; Licensees; Violations; Citation; Fines
RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY VIOLATIONS.
Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of massage therapy laws or rules by licensees. Establishes a process for licensees to contest the citation. Provides for the assessment of fines for each violation. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 146, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1248). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, JUD, FIN  HB2334
SB2873
Orders For Immediate Protection
RELATING TO ORDERS FOR IMMEDIATE PROTECTION.
Amends section 346-231, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to address inconsistencies in statutory requirements regarding orders for immediate protection; and allows the Department of Human Services discretion when to seek an order for immediate protection of vulnerable adults.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 022, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1122). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JUD  HB2344
SB2874
Certified Nurse Aides
RELATING TO CERTIFIED NURSE AIDES.
Repeals section 346-47 and amends sections 457A-1.5, 457A-2, and 457A-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete references to the Department of Human Services as licensing or certifying health care settings; and deletes references to the Department of Human Services investigating and disciplining certified nurse aides employed in health care settings.
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 021, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS/HLT, JUD  HB2345
SB2878 SD1 HD1
Youth Transitioning From Foster Care; Deadline Extension; Higher Education Financial Assistance
RELATING TO YOUTH TRANSITIONING FROM FOSTER CARE.
Extends the application deadline for financial assistance for higher education available to foster or former foster youth, clarifies that financial assistance is for related higher education costs, and clarifies eligibility and program requirements of the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Program. (SB2878 HD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 134, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1236). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, FIN  HB2349
SB2885 SD1
Birth Defects Program; Use of Data
RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS.
Authorizes the use of birth defects data for education of health care providers to reduce morbidity or mortality and to increase physicians' knowledge of resources available for families of persons with birth defects. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 020, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1120). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT  HB2356
SB2886 SD2 HD2 CD1
Adolescent Mental Health Services; Age of Consent
RELATING TO AGE OF CONSENT FOR ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
Reduces barriers to accessing mental health services for minors by lowering the age of consent to receive treatment and services, other than prescription medication or out-of-home or residential treatment, from eighteen years of age to fourteen years. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 181, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1283). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD, FIN  HB2357
SB2887 SD1
Developmental Disabilities
RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
Amends the definition of "developmental disabilities" in section 333F-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include children from birth to age 9 who have a substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition and without services and supports, have a high probability of meeting criteria for developmental disabilities later in life. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Act 032, 04/28/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS/HLT, FIN  HB2358
SB2888 SD2 HD2 CD1
Forensic Mental Health Procedures; Examinations; Fitness to Proceed; Penal Responsibility
RELATING TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES.
Ensures the timely administration of mental health examinations. Separates examination for fitness to proceed from examinations to determine capacity for penal responsibility. Clarifies the procedure after a finding of unfit to proceed to reevaluate and restore fitness to proceed. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 198, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD, FIN  HB2359
SB2896 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Employment Relations Act; Prevention of Unfair Labor Practices
RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES.
Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board the option of serving complaints and notices of hearings via first class mail or by electronic means. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 191, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1293). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, CPC  HB2367
SB2904 HD1 CD1
Aquatic Mitigation Bank
RELATING TO AQUATIC MITIGATION BANKS.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and operate aquatic mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve aquatic habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2016- Act 211, 07/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1313). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) OMH, FIN  HB2375
SB2906 HD2
Threatened and Endangered Species
RELATING TO SECTION 13 OF ACT 380, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 1997.
Removes the sunset date on the use of new safe harbor agreements, habitat conservation plans, and incidental take licenses as recovery options for conserving and protecting the State's threatened and endangered species. Requires a biennial report. (SB2906 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 037, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1137). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, JUD, FIN  HB2377
SB2910 SD2 HD1 CD1
Commissioners of Deeds; Rules; Fees; Administrative Fines; Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TIME SHARE COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS.
Clarifies the Lieutenant Governor's rulemaking authority relating to commissioners of deeds. Authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to assess and collect fees and administrative fines. Clarifies that the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for the commissioners of deeds program. Increases the surety bond requirement for commissioners of deeds. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2016- Act 078, 06/20/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2381
SB2912 SD2 HD1
Statewide Integrated Sex Offender Treatment Program
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE INTEGRATED SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM.
Aligns state programs with nationally recognized best practices in the assessment, evaluation, treatment, and supervision of adult and certain juvenile sex offenders. Identifies the coordinating body for the sex offender treatment program as the "Sex Offender Management Team" that may consider individual patient files in meetings that are closed to the public. (SB2912 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 036, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1136). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB2383
SB2914 SD1 HD1
Correctional Facilities; Court Orders to Provide Medical Treatment
RELATING TO COURT ORDERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Amends procedures and criteria for involuntary medical treatment of inmates and detainees in correctional facilities by court order. (SB2914 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 035, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS/JUD, FIN  HB2385
SB2915 SD2 HD1 CD1
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Electronic Prescriptions
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law. Clarifies existing definitions to be consistent with federal controlled substance law; and adds new definitions to allow the use of "delegates" by practitioners and pharmacists to access the electronic prescription accountability system. Clarifies that individuals that conduct reverse distribution with controlled substances must register with the Department of Public Safety and follow appropriate controlled substance statutes and rules. Allows for the posting of updates to Hawaii's drug schedules on the department's website. Requires that all practitioners, except veterinarians, and pharmacies register to utilize the electronic prescription accountability system when they obtain a controlled substance registration. Authorizes the Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to allow access to state, county, or federal regulatory agencies to the database when conducting joint regulatory investigations. Deletes the requirement for a pseudoephedrine permit for transporting over 3 packages of pseudoephedrine. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 218, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD, FIN  HB2386
SB2916 SD1 HD1
Public Safety; Firearms; Parole; Reincarceration
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Includes misdemeanor offenses under chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to firearms, ammunition, and dangerous weapons, to the offenses that disqualify retaken and reimprisoned parolees from provisions regarding reincarceration and credit for time served. (SB2916 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 034, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1134). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS, JUD  HB2387
SB2921 HD1
Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2015; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2015, and makes technical, nonsubstantive amendments. (SB2921 HD1)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 033, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2392
SB2922 HD1 CD1
Tax Review Commission ($)
RELATING TO THE TAX REVIEW COMMISSION.
Provides a measure for extending the reporting date of the 2015-2017 tax review commission and appropriates funds for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the commission. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 222, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1324). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2393
SB2934 SD2
Driver License Renewal; REAL ID Act
RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.
Ensures driver license procedures are compliant with the REAL ID Act. (SD2)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 015, on 04/25/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, FIN  HB2405
SB2954 SD2 HD1
Criminal History Record Checks; Police; Permits to Acquire Firearms; Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Database Management
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Authorizes county police departments to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into a criminal record monitoring service used to alert police when an owner of a firearm is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. Authorizes the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to access firearm registration data. (SB2954 HD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 108, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). ESPERO, Baker, Inouye, Nishihara JUD
SB2981 SD1 HD1 CD1
American Sign Language; Official World Language; Public Schools; World Language Requirement
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Recognizes American Sign Language as a world language, and allows public school students who pass courses in American Sign Language to receive credit toward world language graduation requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 152, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). BAKER, KIDANI EDN, FIN
SB2987 SD2 HD2 CD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Counties' Allocation
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Extends the annual $103,000,000 allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 223, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). TOKUDA TOU, FIN
SB3077 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Interagency Council for Transit-oriented Development; Established; Coordinated Statewide Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMMUNITY PLANNING.
Designates the Office of Planning as the lead state agency for transit-oriented development coordination. Establishes the Hawaii Interagency Council for Transit-oriented Development within DBEDT to coordinate effective and efficient transit-oriented development planning on a statewide level. Appropriates moneys. Allows the Department of Education to use school impact fees from projects within a county-designated transit oriented development zone for various purposes, including construction of new school facilities in new or existing sites statewide. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 130, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232). HARIMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kouchi, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Wakai TRN/WAL, FIN
SB3084 SD1 HD2 CD1
Income Tax Credit; Cesspool Upgrade, Conversion, or Connection
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit by making it available for cesspools within a tax map key area in which more than one residence is connected to a large-capacity cesspool. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 182, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1284). BAKER EEP/HLT, FIN
SB3109 SD1 HD1 CD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Manufacturing Development Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.
Requires that the fiscal year 2015-2016 appropriation to HTDC for the manufacturing development program shall lapse by 6/30/17 and not at the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. Appropriates funds for the manufacturing development program for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 065, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). WAKAI, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Riviere, Slom, Taniguchi EDB, FIN
SB3110 SD1 HD1 CD1
Small Business Innovation Research Awards; High Technology Development Corporation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Requires that the fiscal year 2015-2016 appropriation to DBEDT for HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award shall lapse by June 30, 2017, and not at the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. Appropriates funds to DBEDT for HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 066, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1167). WAKAI, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani, Kim, Riviere, Slom EDB, FIN
SB3126 SD2 HD2 CD1
Public Schools; Emergency Appropriation; Air Conditioning; General Funds ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Provides for air conditioning, heat abatement, and related energy efficiency measures at public schools by appropriating general funds to the DOE for these projects. (CD1)
(S) 5/11/2016- Act 047, 05/05/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP/EDN, FIN  HB2726