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SB13 HD1
School Psychologist; Registration; Study
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
Beginning 7/1/2017, establishes registration requirements and limitations on use of titles for school psychologists. Requires the Auditor to conduct a study to determine whether licensure for the practice of school psychology is warranted. (SB13 HD1)
(S) 4/19/2016- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 613). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, Inouye, Riviere CPH  HB269
SB100 SD1 HD1
Employees' Retirement System, Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Joint Investment Study; 2014 Appropriation
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
Corrects a statement in the 2014 Act that reduced the appropriation for the joint investment study of the employees' retirement system and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund. (SB100 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TOKUDA LAB, FIN
SB113 SD2 HD1
Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program. Establishes Hawaii Health Systems Corporation contract obligations for participants in the Program. (SB113 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, English, Gabbard, Ihara, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman HED, FIN
SB139 SD1 HD1
Civil Service; Exemptions
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTIONS.
Amends language to require each director of central personnel agency for a jurisdiction to review state civil service positions exempted under section 76-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on or after July 1, 2002, and prior to July 1, 2014, to determine whether the positions should continue to be exempt. Amends the positions that are exempt from civil service. Requires the Director of Human Resources Development to submit a report to the legislature. (SB139 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Shimabukuro, Tokuda, Wakai LAB, FIN
SB140 HD2
Government Records; Maintenance; Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care; Public Inspection
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
Requires agencies to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection. (SB140 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, SHIMABUKURO, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB786
SB144 SD1 HD1
Suits at Common Law; Jury Trials; Value in Controversy
RELATING TO JURY TRIAL.
Increases the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law from $5,000 to $10,000. (SB144 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN
SB194 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Commission on the History and Culture of People of African Descent
RELATING TO THE CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND AFRICAN AMERICANS.
Establishes the Hawaii Commission on the History and Culture of People of African Descent to recognize the contributions of people of African descent in Hawaii and educate residents and visitors to the State about these contributions. (SB194 HD1)
(H) 4/19/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 657). ESPERO, Baker, Gabbard, Taniguchi, Wakai VMI, FIN
SB214 SD1 HD1
Small Claims Division of the District Court; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE DISTRICT COURT.
Establishes the exclusive jurisdiction of the small claims division of the district court over cases in which the amount claimed is $1,000 or less. Expands the small claims division's jurisdiction over personal property cases to include any personal property worth $5,000 or less. (SB214 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, English, Shimabukuro, Tokuda JUD
SB230 HD1
Crime Victim Restitution; Lost Wages; Mental Health Treatment; Therapy
RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Clarifies that reimbursement to crime victims includes lost wages and mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy. (SB230 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, NISHIHARA, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Espero, Galuteria, Kahele, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB159
SB286 SD2 HD1
Office of the State Inspector General; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL.
Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General, to be headed by the State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or quasi-public agency, or by the officers or employees of a state agency or quasi-public agency. Appropriation. (SB286 HD1)
(H) 4/21/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678). KIM, IHARA, Dela Cruz, Harimoto JUD, FIN  HB238
SB287 SD2 HD2
Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Absentee Voting; Postponed Elections and Election Results; Election Expenses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Beginning with the primary election in 2016, requires the office of elections to implement election by mail in a county with a population of fewer than 100,000. Beginning with the 2018 primary election, implement election by mail in each county with a population of fewer than 500,000. Thereafter, election by mail is required for all elections. Provides places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots and ensures a limited number of voter service centers in each county to remain open on the day of election to allow voters with special needs to vote and receive personal delivery of absentee, permanent absentee, and mail-in ballots. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the voter service center shall enable the eligible voter to register to vote on the day of the election. Makes conforming amendments for procedures to postpone elections and the disclosure of the election result in the event of a natural disaster; and the allocation of election expenses between the State and counties. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program. (SB287 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, Ruderman JUD, FIN
SB304 SD2 HD1
Maternal Mortality Review Panel; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes the Hawaii Maternal Mortality Review Panel within the Department of Health to conduct a comprehensive review of maternal deaths that have occurred in the State. (SB304 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, ESPERO, Baker, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, FIN
SB305 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Electronic Smoking Devices; Tobacco Products; Prohibition
RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.
Prohibits the use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices on the premises of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation facilities. (SB305 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 025, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). GREEN, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, HARIMOTO, RUDERMAN, WAKAI, Espero, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Shimabukuro CPH
SB320 SD1 HD2
Agricultural District Lands; Composting
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
Permits composting in agricultural districts if a special use permit is obtained for composting materials from off-site. Restricts composting on lands in agricultural district with soil classified by the Land Study Bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B to on-site uses using the lesser of one acre or ten per cent of the land. (SB320 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, ENGLISH, GABBARD, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, RIVIERE, Baker, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Kahele, Taniguchi, L. Thielen AGR, EEP
SB325 SD1 HD2
University of Hawaii; Omnibus ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Makes comprehensive changes affecting the University of Hawaii System. Appropriates funds. (SB325 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). TANIGUCHI HED, FIN  HB554
SB364 SD2 HD1
Elections; Recount; Supreme Court; Contests for Cause
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Establishes a process for the recounting of ballots cast in a contest. Authorizes that contests for cause challenging a contest result may also be based upon unlawful activity or force majeure. (SB364 HD1)
(H) 4/21/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kahele, Riviere, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB125
SB379 SD2 HD2
Cottage Food; Cottage Food Operators; Cottage Food Operation; Permit; Department of Health
RELATING TO FOOD.
Requires cottage food operators, who produce non-potentially hazardous food products in a home kitchen or farm kitchen for direct sale to consumers, to obtain a cottage food operation permit from the Department of Health. Establishes labeling requirements. Requires the Department of Health to issue food establishment permits notwithstanding chapter 46, HRS. (SB379 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, GREEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, RIVIERE, SHIMABUKURO, Slom, L. Thielen EDB, CPC  HB1233
SB382 SD2 HD2
Qualified Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Local Feed Source Survey; Local Agriculture; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for qualified feed developers. Appropriates funds for the grant program, reimbursements to qualified producers for feed cost, and a survey of local feed ingredient sources. Appropriates funds for the Future Farmers of America program. (SB382 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Slom AGR, FIN  HB508
SB452 SD1 HD2
Campaign Spending Reports; Campaign Spending Commission Package
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Requires that supplemental campaign spending reports be filed annually on January 31. (SB452 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB175
SB475 SD1 HD2
Public Agency Meetings; Meeting Notice; Emergency Meetings
RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
Allows the electronic mailing of meeting notices; requires the posting of the notice on the state or appropriate county's electronic calendar; and clarifies potential posting disputes. Adds emergency meetings to the public meeting notice requirements. (SB475 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN, IHARA, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA JUD, FIN
SB512 SD2 HD1
Department of Agriculture; Hawaii One Plan; Conservation Plan; Steering Committee; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes the Hawaii One Plan Steering Committee. Appropriates funds to develop and operate the Hawaii One Plan to provide conservation plans online. (SB512 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). L. THIELEN, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, Gabbard, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro AGR, WAL, FIN
SB559 SD2 HD2
Military Affairs Advisor; Assistant Advisor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE MILITARY.
Establishes and funds a Military Affairs Advisor position who reports directly to the Governor and an Assistant Military Affairs Advisor position in the Office of the Governor. (SB559 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ESPERO, Ihara, Shimabukuro, Slom VMI, FIN
SB577 SD2 HD1
Campaign Finance; Hawaii Election Campaign Fund; Fees; Appropriation
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Requires the deposit of any fees assessed by the campaign spending commission into the Hawaii election campaign fund. Authorizes payment of the commission's operating expenses from the general fund and appropriates funds for operating expenses, including investigation expenses. (SB577 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, GREEN, Baker, Espero, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB884
SB652 SD1 HD2
Executive Meeting; Public Agency Meeting
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Requires a public agency board to report any discussion or final action taken during an executive meeting; provided that such disclosure is not inconsistent with the purpose of convening the executive meeting, but giving the board discretion to maintain confidentiality. (SB652 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, Chun Oakland, Espero, L. Thielen JUD, FIN
SB675 SD2 HD3
Firefighters; Presumption; Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO FIREFIGHTERS.
Establishes a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who suffers from cancer, blood-borne infectious diseases, or conditions related to hazardous material exposure contracted it in the course of employment. Benefits include one-hundred per cent average weekly wages, disability indemnity, and death benefits. (SB675 HD3)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). ESPERO, Galuteria LAB, JUD, FIN  HB435
SB676 SD2 HD1
Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit; Kapalama Container Terminal Project; Displaced Tenants
RELATING TO THE CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TAX CREDIT.
Includes structures, machinery, equipment, and capital assets in the definition of capital infrastructure costs. Sets a new maximum amount of capital infrastructure tax credits that may be issued in any taxable year per qualified infrastructure tenant. Specifies that excess tax credits may be carried forward. Specifies that special purpose entities may qualify as a qualified infrastructure tenant. (SB676 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 423. ESPERO, INOUYE, NISHIHARA EET, WAM
SB682 SD2 HD1
Medical Marijuana; Patients and Caregivers; Protections; Certifying Physician
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Establishes a system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Requires that the number of licensed dispensaries and production centers increase gradually over an initial phase-in period.  Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place, under certain conditions. Replaces the requirement that a certifying physician be the qualifying patient's primary care physician with a requirement that the physician have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the qualifying patient. Prohibits primary caregivers from cultivating medical marijuana after 6/30/2018, subject to certain exceptions. Appropriates funds. (HD1)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). ESPERO, GALUTERIA HLT/JUD, FIN
SB703 SD1 HD1
Solid Waste; Methane Gas
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Exempts contracts for the extraction and capture of methane generated from municipal waste from the procurement code. (SB703 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GABBARD, GREEN, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran EEP, FIN
SB737 SD1 HD2
Check Cashing; Deferred Deposit Agreements; Fees; Annual Percentage Rate
RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Creates standards, including authorization for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules, for check cashing businesses, including requirements for registration, surety, recordkeeping, examinations, and confidentiality. Sets new penalties for check cashing businesses that violate the established standards. (SB737 HD2)
(H) 4/20/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 670). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GREEN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Wakai CPH  HB744
SB754 SD2 HD2
Time Sharing; Time Share; Short-term Product; Right to Cancel; Purchasers; Developers; Bond; Letter of Credit
RELATING TO TIME SHARING.
Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond or letter of credit. (SB754 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, English, Ihara, Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai EDB, CPC  HB271
SB768 SD1 HD1
In Vitro Fertilization Procedure Coverage; Infertility Disability
RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services. (SB768 SD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO, Ihara HLT, CPC, FIN  HB864
SB778 SD2 HD2
Hawaiian Language Immersion; Student Assessments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires, and appropriates funds for, the Department of Education to continue developing and administering annual non-translated assessments in the Hawaiian language of established statewide performance standards for students in the Hawaiian language immersion program. Requires a preliminary and final report to the Legislature. (SB778 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO, Chun Oakland, Ihara OMH, EDN, FIN
SB786 SD2 HD1
Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Appropriates funds for the administration and operation of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee and for community outreach. (SB786 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). SHIMABUKURO OMH/WAL, FIN  HB1380
SB826 SD1 HD2
Condominiums; Owners Associations; Meetings; Managing Agent; Termination of Contract; Records; Accessibility
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Enhances effectiveness and efficiency of self-governance in condominium associations. (SB826 HD2)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). KIDANI, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ESPERO, NISHIHARA, WAKAI, Galuteria CPC, JUD
SB841 SD2 HD2
Interagency Working Group; School Health Program
RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Education and Department of Health to jointly establish an interagency working group to create a comprehensive school-based health program. Appropriates funds. (SB841 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIDANI, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KAHELE, Galuteria, Taniguchi EDN, HLT, FIN  HB698
SB887 SD2 HD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Broadband Cable; Advisory Subcommittees; Report
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Defines "industrial park" to include broadband cable landing and connectivity infrastructure facility development. Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to establish advisory subcommittees to make recommendations to the board. Requires a report to the governor and the legislature in 2016 regarding the formation of the sub-committees and their plans to develop industrial parks in conjunction with broadband cable landing and connectivity infrastructure facilities. (SB887 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ENGLISH, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Ruderman EDB, FIN
SB911 SD2 HD2 CD1
Latex Gloves; Prohibitions
RELATING TO LATEX.
Prohibits the use of latex gloves by personnel working in food establishments or by personnel providing ambulance services or emergency medical services beginning on 1/1/2017. Prohibits the use of latex gloves, with limited exceptions, by personnel working in dental health facilities or health care facilities beginning on 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 180, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER CPH, WAM  HB1238
SB912 SD1 HD1
Long-term Care; Inflationary Update; Medicaid Reimbursement
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Provides for an annual inflationary adjustment to long-term care facility prospective reimbursement rates for care provided to Medicaid recipients. (SB912 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). CHUN OAKLAND, Baker HUS, FIN
SB974 SD1 HD1
Rental Housing Trust Fund; Mixed-use Rental Projects
RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING TRUST FUND.
Authorizes the Rental Housing Trust Fund to be used for spaces for public uses within mixed-use residential developments in which the residential component is the primary use and qualifies as an eligible rental housing project. (SB974 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA HSG, WAL, FIN
SB979 SD2 HD1
Office of Youth Services; Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH.
Requires the Office of Youth Services to coordinate a Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program until 6/30/2021. Establishes the Safe Places for Youth Program Coordinator position. Allows youth in crisis who are at least 14 but under 18 years of age to consent to accept services in the Pilot Program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. (SB979 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 9:36AM in conference room 229. CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Keith-Agaran, L. Thielen HMS, WAM  HB395
SB1011 SD1 HD2
Collective Bargaining; EUTF
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Repeals provision providing that arbitration shall not be available to resolve disputes regarding EUTF contributions by State and counties. Amends the selection of the neutral third member of the arbitration panel. Effective 3/15/2038. (HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KEITH-AGARAN, Baker, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Kouchi LAB, JUD, FIN  HB664
SB1032 SD2 HD2
Tobacco Regulation; License Fee; Retail Tobacco Permit; Cigarettes; Tobacco Products
RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Expands the definition of "tobacco products" to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. (SB1032 HD2)
(H) 4/20/2016- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 670). BAKER, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, Espero, Wakai CPH, WAM  HB1184
SB1036 SD2 HD1
Substance Abuse Treatment; DOH; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.
Establishes within the Department of Health a working group to address publicly-funded substance abuse treatment services. Appropriates funds. (SB1036 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, ESPERO, Riviere, Wakai HLT, FIN
SB1042 SD1 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; SunStrong LLC; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SUNSTRONG LLC, A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to SunStrong LLC, a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (SB1042 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, Espero, Gabbard, Inouye, Riviere, Wakai EEP, FIN  HB801
SB1047 SD1 HD1
Waste-to-energy Power; Sustainable Energy; Waste Management; Clean Energy; Pelatron Q, LLC; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Appropriation ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON Q, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pelatron Q, LLC, with the development of waste-to-energy power plants in Hawaii. (SB1047 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GABBARD, CHUN OAKLAND, Espero, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN  HB1515
SB1059 SD2 HD2
Invasive Species; Department of Agriculture; Hawaii Invasive Species Council; Appropriation; Little Fire Ant; Pesticide Treatment Coupon Pilot Project; Little Fire Ant Site Map
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Mandates the Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Mandates the Department of Agriculture to establish a little fire ant Pesticide Treatment Coupon Pilot Project and site map. Requires annual reports. Appropriations. (SB1059 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB890
SB1062 SD2 HD1
Biosecurity; Private-Public Partnerships; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.
Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds for specified projects. (SB1062 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB893
SB1074 SD1 HD1
State Planning Act; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
Requires the office of planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. (SB1074 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, WAL, FIN  HB905
SB1076 SD1 HD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (14) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-2017. (SB1076 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB907
SB1079 SD1 HD1 CD1
Appropriations for Collective Bargaining Cost Items; Units (3), (4), (14) ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for Bargaining Units (3), (4) and (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 20152017. (CD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB910
SB1095 SD1 HD1
Habilitative Services
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Defines the term "habilitative services" to mean health care services, including but not limited to physical and occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, applied behavior analysis, medical equipment, orthotics, and prosthetics, that help a person keep, learn, or improve skills and functioning for daily living. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, HLT, FIN  HB926
SB1101 SD1 HD3
Civil Service Exemption; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Public Housing Renovations
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Extends the availability of the exemption from state civil service for persons hired or contracted by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to repair and maintain vacant housing units. (SB1101 HD3)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, LAB, FIN  HB932
SB1122 HD1
Wage and Hour Law; Minimum Compensation Exemption
RELATING TO WAGE AND HOUR LAW.
Increases the amount of guaranteed monthly compensation required to exempt an individual from minimum wage, overtime, and record keeping requirements under the Hawaii Wage and Hour Law. (SB1122 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB953
SB1146 SD1 HD1
University of Hawaii; Accounting and Financial Management System
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Requires the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to submit to the Legislature a program performance report for each fiscal quarter showing a comparison of actual revenues and expenditures versus budgeted revenues and expenditures. Extends the University of Hawaii's authority for independent fiscal management and oversight for one additional year. (SB1146 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM (Introduced by request of another party) HED, FIN  HB977
SB1150 SD1 HD2
Power Generation; Naphtha Fuel Tax; Sunset; Extension
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility. (SB1150 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KOUCHI EEP, FIN  HB1243
SB1155 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Transfer of Authority; Film Development and Marketing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.
Assigns to the Hawaii Tourism Authority the responsibilities for film development and marketing. Transfers the Film Industry Branch within the Creative Industries Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Appropriates general funds to the Film Development and Marketing Special Fund. (SB1155 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIM, Wakai TOU, EDB, FIN
SB1157 SD2 HD1
Starlight Reserve; Advisory Committee
RELATING TO STARLIGHT RESERVE.
Extends the existence of the Starlight Reserve Advisory Committee until June 30, 2021. Amends the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' representative on the committee. Requires the Starlight Reserve Advisory Committee to report to the Legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2017 and 2019. (SB1157 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). ESPERO, BAKER, Keith-Agaran EDB, FIN
SB1174 SD2 HD2
Workers' Compensation; Medical Examination
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Provides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event that there is no mutual agreement. (SB1174 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). GREEN, Espero, Riviere, Ruderman HLT, LAB, FIN
SB1219 SD2 HD1
Employment Security; Independent Contractor; Guidelines; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Clarifies Hawaii's employment security law for employee status. Includes 20 factors to be used as guidelines when determining whether an individual could be an employee. Retains the ability of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to determine if an individual is an employee. Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the Legislature prior to the regular session of 2016 regarding guidelines developed by the Unemployment Insurance Coverage Committee. Requires an annual report over the next five years to the Legislature regarding covered employment determinations. (SB1219 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, Kidani, Wakai LAB, CPC, JUD  HB1213
SB1221 SD2 HD1
Students with Diabetes; Schools; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Education to consult with the Department of Health and the American Diabetes Association to develop and adopt rules for the training of school employees and qualified volunteers to provide care to students with diabetes. Appropriates funds. (SB1221 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Keith-Agaran HLT, EDN, FIN  HB861
SB1228 SD2 HD3
State Procurement Office; Special Innovative Procurement; Public-private Partnerships; Procurement Policy Board; Rules; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Establishes a process for special innovative procurement and generates a framework for public-private partnership in Hawaii. Appropriates funds for a temporary position to assist the Procurement Policy Board. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to procure services to develop a master plan for the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. (SB1228 HD3)
(H) 4/13/2016- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 647). DELA CRUZ, Inouye, Kahele, Kidani, Wakai EDB, CPC, FIN
SB1260 HD1
Department of Health; Advance Disposal Fee Glass; Deposit Beverage Container Glass; Recycling; Audit Recommendations; Report
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Mandates the recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor to the Department of Health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the Department of Health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the Legislature. (SB1260 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). RUDERMAN, Espero, Harimoto, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Wakai EEP, FIN
SB1280 SD2 HD2
Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Motor Vehicle Insurance; Qualifications; Public Utilities Commission; Permit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
Requires the public utilities commission to regulate transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers. Requires drivers to register as business entities with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes insurance requirements and qualifications for persons who operate or serve as drivers for transportation network companies. Appropriates funds to the PUC. (SB1280 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). WAKAI, Espero, Galuteria, Inouye TRN, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1287
SB1295 SD1 HD2
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Enterprise Zone Incentives; Renewable Energy Technology
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
Provides Enterprise Zone incentives for qualified renewable energy technology business activity on real property owned by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. (SB1295 HD2)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). DELA CRUZ, INOUYE EDB, EEP, FIN
SB1311 SD2 HD1 CD1
Licensed Behavior Analyst; Practitioner; Direct Support Worker; Psychologist; Healthcare Professional
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Exempts a licensed or credentialed practitioner practicing within the practitioner's own recognized scope of practice from licensure and certification requirements. Temporarily exempts from the licensing requirements for the practice of behavior analysis, direct support workers who provide autism treatment services pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature on implementing measures to comply with the licensure and certification requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2016- Act 107, 06/22/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208). TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND EDN, HLT/CPC, FIN  HB1440
SB1338 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Health Connector; Large Group Coverage; Transitional Renewal Policies; Notification
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.
Authorizes large group coverage under the Connector. Beginning 10/1/2016, ends authorization to renew or issue transitional renewal policies. Requires notice to group health plans offering COBRA coverage about options for affordable coverage under the Connector. (SB1338 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Galuteria, Green, Kidani, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai HLT/CPC, FIN  HB1467
SB1367 SD1 HD1
Department of Health; Project Kealahou; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROJECT KEALAHOU.
Appropriates funds for the continued funding of Project Kealahou within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the Department of Health. Requires the Department of Health to submit an annual report on the program to the Legislature. (SB1367 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2016- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610). L. THIELEN, BAKER HLT, FIN  HB1435
SB1374 SD2 HD2
Land Exchange; Dole Food Company ($)
RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to negotiate land exchanges with Dole Food Company, Inc. Requires a report to the Legislature. (SB1374 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 5:05pm in conference room 224. DELA CRUZ, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, English, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Tokuda, Wakai WLA, WAM
SB2076 SD2 HD1 CD1
Durable Medical Equipment; Licensure; Office of Health Care Assurance Special Fund
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Establishes a durable medical equipment supplier license program for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and related supplies through the office of health care assurance. Allows license fees to be deposited into the office of health care assurance special fund. Amends the cap on amounts of the office of health care assurance special fund that may be used per fiscal year. Amends the balance of the office of health care assurance special fund above which moneys are deposited into the general fund. Takes effect on 1/1/2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 137, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239). CHUN OAKLAND, IHARA, Galuteria, Nishihara, L. Thielen HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1673
SB2077 SD1 HD2 CD2
ERS; HHSC; Separation Benefits; Early Retirement; EUTF
RELATING TO SEPARATION BENEFITS.
Authorizes HHSC employees facing position abolishment, reduction-in-force, or workforce restructuring to opt to receive either severance benefits or a special retirement benefit in lieu of exercising any reduction-in-force rights. Requires the State to pay a monthly contribution for employees separated from service as a result of Act 103, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015. (CD2)
(H) 7/28/2016- Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 4) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN  HB2446
SB2083 SD1 HD1
Statewide Traffic Code; Smoking; Motor Vehicle; Minors
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Prohibits smoking in a motor vehicle in which a minor is present. Requires the Department of Health to report on the enforceability of the prohibition and coordination of data collection efforts of the respective law enforcement agencies. (SB2083 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 225. CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Espero, Galuteria, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD, FIN  HB1569
SB2102 SD1 HD2
Judiciary supplemental budget. ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
To adjust and request appropriations for FY 201617 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of the Judiciary.
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1649
SB2103 SD1 HD1
Search Warrants
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.
Allows courts to authorize a person or entity, other than an officer of justice, to carry out a search warrant. Allows courts to authorize an officer to obtain technical assistance if the search warrant granted pertains to an electronic device or storage media and the officer submits a sworn statement. (SB2103 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1659
SB2104 SD2 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Crime Victims; Restitution; Collection; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.
Creates standards and procedures for income-withholding for purposes of enforcing restitution orders. Amends the definition of "debt" relating to the recovery of money owed to the State to include court-ordered restitution subject to civil enforcement. Provides priority of income withholding orders. Extends victims' access to adult probation records to include access to payment compliance records. Requires that any bail posted by a defendant be applied toward payment of any court-ordered restitution in the same case. Makes permanent Act 119, SLH 2011, which allows certain adult probation records to be provided to certain case management, assessment, or treatment service providers upon the screening for admission, acceptance, or admittance of the defendant into a treatment program. Extends for an additional two years the increase in percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments pursuant to Act 139, SLH 2012. Appropriates funds. (SB2104 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1660
SB2106 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Witnesses in Criminal Cases; Per Diem Payments
RELATING TO WITNESSES.
Increases the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases. Increases the per diem payment supplement for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 159, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB1662
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
SB2156 SD1 HD3
Wildlife; DLNR; Multi-jurisdictional Agreement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws. Requires the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources to conduct a statewide science based assessment of its ocean resources. Appropriates funds. (SB2156 HD3)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 5:05pm in conference room 224. GABBARD, RUDERMAN, Baker, Espero, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Shimabukuro WAL, JUD, FIN
SB2163 SD2 HD2
Service of Process; Water Pollution; Solid Waste Pollution; Notice
RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
Allows notice of a water pollution and solid waste pollution violation to be given via a posting on a searchable government website and a sign conspicuously posted on the property, if appropriate, when attempts to serve the notice in person and by mail have been unsuccessful. (SB2163 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Act 045, 04/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). SHIMABUKURO, GREEN, INOUYE, RUDERMAN, Espero, Gabbard, Wakai WAL, JUD  HB1933
SB2181 SD2 HD2
Terminally Ill Patients; Investigational Drugs; Biological Products
RELATING TO ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.
Permits manufacturers of investigational drugs or biological products beginning on January 1, 2017 to make these drugs and products available to terminally ill patients under certain conditions. (SB2181 HD2)
(S) 5/2/2016- Vetoed on 04/29/2016 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1146). ESPERO, GREEN, Baker, Kidani, Shimabukuro HLT, JUD
SB2196 SD2 HD1 CD1
Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board; Establishment; Law Enforcement Officer; Law Enforcement Agency; Department of the Attorney General; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD.
Establishes the law enforcement officer independent review board within the department of the attorney general to investigate incidents of officer-involved death. Appropriates funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2017. Repeals June 30, 2022. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 161, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). ESPERO, L. THIELEN, Baker, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN
SB2213 SD2 HD1 CD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for one additional year. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(H) 6/8/2016- Act 059, on 06/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, GREEN, NISHIHARA HLT/HUS, FIN  HB1942
SB2217 SD2 HD1 CD1
East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative; Agriculture; Irrigation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds for operation, repair, maintenance, and improvement costs for the East Kauai Irrigation System by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 174, 06/30/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276). KOUCHI WAL, AGR, FIN  HB1872
SB2231 HD1
After-school Programs; Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health Program; Office of Youth Services
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
Establishes the R.E.A.C.H (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a standardized framework and funding for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. (SB2231 HD1)
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-16 2:00PM in conference room 229. CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Kim, L. Thielen HUS/EDN, FIN  HB1789
SB2240 SD1 HD1
Health; Vector Control; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REESTABLISH A VECTOR CONTROL BRANCH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to hire more full-time employees for vector control and to reestablish a Vector Control Branch. (SB2240 HD1)
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, ENGLISH, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, GREEN, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz HLT, FIN  HB2061
SB2250 HD1
County Administration; County Moneys; Short Term Investment
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
Allows the counties to make short term investments with similar authority as the state director of finance. Requires counties' investments in bonds of any improvement district to be of investment grade or supported by the general obligation pledge of the county in which the improvement district is located. (SB2250 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Baker, Dela Cruz, English, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai FIN  HB2144
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
SB2301 SD1 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Keahole Management Group LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole Management Group LLC with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities for the manufacturing and processing of products. (SB2301 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:45PM in Conference Room 423. ESPERO, Inouye EDB, FIN
SB2312 SD1 HD1
Sexual Conduct; Promotion of Child Abuse; Obscenity
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
Expands the definition of the term "sexual conduct" as that term is used in the offenses of promoting child abuse to include specific types of conduct. Amends the definition of "sexual conduct" as that term is used in the offenses of promoting child abuse and obscenity to repeal references to homosexuality and lesbianism. (SB2312 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2016- Act 016, on 04/26/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116). L. THIELEN, BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Kidani, Kim, Riviere JUD  HB1908
SB2315 SD2 HD2
Breastfeeding; Jury Duty; Exemption
RELATING TO JURY DUTY.
Exempts from jury duty a woman who is breastfeeding or expressing breast milk for a period of two years from the birth of the child. (SB2315 HD2)
(S) 5/4/2016- Act 046, 05/03/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). SHIMABUKURO, GREEN, Baker, Espero, Inouye, Kidani, Kim, Tokuda HUS, JUD  HB2585
SB2317 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Health; Child and Maternal Death Reviews; Appropriation ($)
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
SB2372 SD3 HD1
Private Roads; Repair and Maintenance; Appropriation
RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.
Establishes a temporary roads commission to make recommendations on the disposition of private roads and roads in limbo. Authorizes the State or a county to obtain ownership over a road by condemnation pursuant to the power of eminent domain. Exempts a county from having to modify a road to meet current construction standards if the road was built according to standards in place at the time of construction and completion. Allows for private road owners to petition the mayor to begin condemnation proceedings if certain requirements are met. Exempts the State and counties from maintaining or improving condemned roads. Appropriates funds for the repair and improvement of certain roads. (SB2372 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 225. INOUYE, CHUN OAKLAND, KIDANI, Dela Cruz, Wakai TRN, JUD, FIN  HB2050
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
SB2398 SD2 HD2
Collective Bargaining; Graduate Student Assistants; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Delays formation of the graduate student assistant collective bargaining unit until 7/1/2017. (SB2398 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 9:30AM in conference room 325. TANIGUCHI LAB, HED, FIN  HB1940
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
SB2411 SD2 HD2
Body-Worn Cameras; Vehicle Cameras; County Police Departments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS.
Establishes requirements, restrictions, and implementation timelines for body-worn cameras and vehicle cameras for county police departments. Appropriates funds to the Attorney General to distribute to each county for the purchase of body-worn and vehicle video cameras subject to dollar-for-dollar match by the county. Requires each county receiving funds to report to the Legislature. (SB2411 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Gabbard, Shimabukuro JUD, FIN  HB2108
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
SB2444 SD2 HD2
Voter Registration; Verification; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Authorizes the electronic transmission of databases containing driver's license and civil identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Requires the Office of Elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center and share information with counties to encourage voter participation and ensure integrity of voter registration rolls. Appropriates funds. (SB2444 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMABUKURO, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB1579
SB2451 SD2 HD2
Penalties; Timber Trespass in Forest Reserves; Destruction or Harvesting of Trees and Plants on State Lands; Koa Trees; Forest Reserve Violations
RELATING TO CHAPTER 183, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Amends fines for the destroying or harvesting of koa trees and other trees and plants on state lands to an amount up to the market value at the time and place of the violation of each tree or plant and the cost of restoration or replacement of the habitat. Clarifies that any person that violates a provision of part II of chapter 183, HRS, (forest reserves) or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, other than section 183-17, HRS, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Repeals the general penalty provision of chapter 183, HRS. (SB2451 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 5:05pm in conference room 224. KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMABUKURO WAL, JUD, FIN  HB2109
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
SB2494 SD2 HD1
Procurement; State Procurement Office Database; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires the state procurement office to establish a database of all government procurement contracts, accessible to each governmental body. Requires each governmental body to provide to the state procurement office all data relating to any procurement contract of the governmental body; provided that the chief procurement officer of each jurisdiction shall be responsible for the collection and transmittal of data to the state procurement office and any associated costs. Appropriates funds to establish the database. (SB2494 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 at 5:35PM in conference room 309. KIM, CHUN OAKLAND, HARIMOTO, RUDERMAN, Dela Cruz, Espero, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Riviere, L. Thielen EDB, FIN
SB2501 SD2 HD1
Procurement; Past Performance; Criteria; Sole Source; Evaluation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires past performance to be factored into future bid selection of a contractor. Defines past performance. Requires past performance to be considered in sole source procurement. Requires that upon completion of a procurement contract, the department that issued the request for proposal shall evaluate the work and performance of the respective contractors and maintain the evaluations in the department's files. Appropriates funds. (SB2501 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 at 5:35PM in conference room 309. KIM, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RIVIERE, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, WAKAI, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Slom EDB, FIN
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 $2,000 for each recklessly caused death of or substantial bodily injury to each pet animal and equine animal, in addition to any other penalties. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2016- Act 165, 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). RIVIERE, SHIMABUKURO, Keith-Agaran, Kim, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB2245
SB2535 SD2 HD1
Geothermal
RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL.
Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to geothermal. (SB2535 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 4:05PM in conference room 225. INOUYE, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, KIDANI, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Wakai EEP/WAL, FIN
SB2540 HD1 CD1
Department of Health Forensic Facility; Governor's Negotiation
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
Authorizes the Governor, with the assistance of the Director of Health, to negotiate with any person for the development or expansion of a forensic facility of the Department of Health. Provides for an extended review and comment period for an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2016- Act 090, 06/21/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). TOKUDA, BAKER, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Gabbard HLT, FIN
SB2542 SD2 HD1 CD1
State Facilities; Routine Repair and Maintenance; Funding Policy
RELATING TO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
Establishes a full funding policy and budgetary procedures for routine repair and maintenance of state-owned buildings, facilities, and improvements, including Judiciary-owned facilities. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2016- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 233, 07/11/2016, (Gov. Msg. No. 1342). TOKUDA, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Baker FIN
SB2543 HD1
Rapid Occupational Training and Certification Program; University Of Hawaii Community College System ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Adds as a purpose of the University of Hawaii community college system the provision of occupational training and certification programs designed to rapidly qualify persons to fill new and hard-to-fill position classes of the State, counties, and private sector that require technical skills. Appropriates an unspecified sum of general funds for the programs. (SB2543 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 11:00AM in Conference Room 329. TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO LAB/HED, 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
SB2556 SD1 HD1
Annual Required Contribution for EUTF; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ANNUAL REQUIRED CONTRIBUTION FOR THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Makes an appropriation for the payment of the annual required contribution for the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund. Effective 7/1/2091. (SB2556 HD1)
(S) 4/21/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-16 9:30AM in conference room 325. TOKUDA, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO LAB, FIN
SB2557 SD2 HD1 CD1
Concussions; Youth; Athletics; Appropriation ($)
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
SB2559 SD1 HD1 CD1
Homeless Shelters; Requirements
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Establishes minimum requirements for emergency shelters. Requires homeless shelter stipends to be paid for achievement of performance measures. Repeals the automatic annual adjustment of homeless shelter stipend amounts. Revises existing provisions on the establishment and collection of shelter and service payments from homeless families and individuals. Requires homeless service provider agencies to submit a financial audit to the Department of Human Services at least annually. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2016- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 234, 07/11/2016, (Gov. Msg. No. 1343). TOKUDA, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KOUCHI, Baker, Nishihara HUS, 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
SB2563 SD1 HD1
Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Hawaii Public Housing Authority
RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
Amends operations of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and funding eligibility criteria of the Rental Housing Revolving Fund to make HPHA projects eligible for loans and grants from the Revolving Fund and granting the Authority preferences and priority in loan and grant applications. Requires the Authority to coordinate with other state agencies in developing transit-proximate affordable housing. Makes HPHA eligible for preferential land leases through the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. (SB2563 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-16 10:00AM in conference room 229. TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Baker 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
SB2569 SD1 HD1
Community Court Outreach Project; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.
Establishes a community court outreach project in the city and county of Honolulu, subject to the availability of funds and memoranda of agreements from the judiciary, prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu, and the public defender. Appropriates funds. (SB2569 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. TOKUDA, BAKER, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Chun Oakland, Dela Cruz, Kidani JUD, FIN
SB2570 SD2 HD1
Rapid Re-Housing Assistance Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE RAPID RE-HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a rapid re-housing assistance program to move homeless families or individuals into permanent housing as quickly as possible and achieve stability in that housing. Requires the program to be designed and operated to qualify for federal emergency shelter grants. Expands the definition of "homeless" as applied to the Department's homeless programs. Appropriates general funds for fiscal year 2016-17. (SB2570 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-16 10:00AM in conference room 229. TOKUDA, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, Baker 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
SB2585 SD1 HD1
Pedestrian Walk Signals; Countdown Timers
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Clarifies when pedestrians may enter a crosswalk equipped with a countdown timer. (SB2585 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-16 10:00AM in conference room 225. ENGLISH, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Gabbard, Galuteria, Harimoto, Ihara, Kidani, Nishihara, Slom, L. Thielen TRN
SB2604 SD1 HD1
Off-grid Microgrid Pilot Project; Department of Education; Schools; Electric Power; Ka Hei Program
RELATING TO A MICROGRID PILOT PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS.
Requires the department of education to establish an off-grid microgrid pilot project through the Ka Hei program at a school of its choosing. (SB2604 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. KIDANI, GALUTERIA, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Inouye, Wakai EEP, EDN, 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 ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study of establishing an interisland and intra-island ferry system. Makes an appropriation for the study. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 196, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1298). KIDANI, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Dela Cruz, Wakai TRN, FIN  HB2225
SB2624 SD2 HD1
Tax Credit; School Personnel; Reimbursement for Expenses; Travel
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a state income tax credit for certain expenses paid or incurred by school teachers, special education teachers, school librarians, and counselors for supplementary materials used in the classroom as well as for accompanying students for educational travel. Effective for taxable years beginning after 12/31/2017. (SB2624 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. KIDANI EDN, FIN
SB2630 SD1 HD1 CD1
Corrections; Committed Persons; Sale of Crafts; Correctional Industries Program; Reentry Academy for Training and Entrepreneurial Resources; RAFTER; Study; Appropriation ($)
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
SB2667 SD1 HD3
Health Insurance; Payment
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires health insurers to promptly pay clean claims for services. Repeals the exemption of Medicaid claims from the clean claims definition. (SB2667 HD3)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GREEN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, TOKUDA, English, Ihara, Kim HLT, CPC, FIN  HB1759
SB2668 SD2 HD2
Working Group; Balance Billing; Insurance Commissioner
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Establishes a working group to evaluate the issue of balance billing in the State. (SB2668 HD2)
(S) 4/27/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, English, Kidani, Nishihara, Tokuda HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1952
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
SB2724 SD2 HD1
Public Works; Wages; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PREVAILING WAGES.
Specifies that development, construction, renovation, and maintenance on public land or financed based on public land are public works subject to state prevailing wage and hour requirements regardless of the contracting parties or funding source, with limited exemptions for certain housing construction. Appropriates funds for enforcement of wage and hour requirements. (SB2724 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 1:45PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN LAB, FIN  HB2474
SB2731 SD1 HD1 CD1
School Impact Fees; Housing Projects; Urban Honolulu
RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
Clarifies that developers of certain projects are subject to school impact fees, even when the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation or a corresponding county agency participates in the development of the projects. Provides that in urban Honolulu, fee in lieu funds may be used to purchase completed construction, construct new school facilities, improve or renovate existing structures for school use, or lease land or facilities for school use. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2016- Act 237, on 07/12/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). TOKUDA, KIDANI, Galuteria EDN, FIN
SB2738 SD2 HD2
Energy Storage Rebate Program; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Loan Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Establishes an energy storage system rebate program. Makes appropriations. (SB2738 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 9:00AM in conference room 225. INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN
SB2755 SD1 HD1
Advisory Law Enforcement Employment Standards and Training Board; Law Enforcement Employment Standards and Training Recommendations; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD.
Establishes a temporary advisory law enforcement employment standards and training board with the responsibility of developing statewide employment standards and training recommendations for law enforcement officers who carry firearms and wear a badge. Allows the relevant government agencies to voluntarily implement the employment standards and training recommendations. (SB2755 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. ESPERO, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, WAKAI, Kim, Kouchi, Riviere LAB, JUD, FIN
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
SB2803 SD2 HD1
Agricultural Loan Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL LOAN REVOLVING FUND.
Appropriates moneys for the agricultural loan program to increase the State's food sustainability. (SB2803 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-16 3:30PM in conference room 224. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB2274
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
SB2816 SD1 HD2
Criminal Trespass; State Lands; State Highways
RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
Adds the offense of criminal trespass onto state lands to the penal code. Amends criminal trespass in the second degree to apply to government agricultural property regardless of whether it is fenced, enclosed, or otherwise secured. (SB2816 HD2)
(S) 5/3/2016- Recommitted to JDL. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, JUD  HB2287
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
SB2829 SD1 HD1
State Planning Act; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Makes an appropriation. (SB2829 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:35 PM in Conference Room 423. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WAL, FIN  HB2300
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
SB2837 SD1 HD1
Collective Bargaining Cost Items; Bargaining Unit (11); Appropriation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.
Authorizes funds for all collective bargaining cost items in the agreement negotiated with the exclusive bargaining representative of Collective Bargaining Unit 11. (SB2837 HD1)
(S) 4/19/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-16 10:35AM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2308
SB2839 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF); Dependent-beneficiary; Collective Bargaining
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary". Exempts procurement of certain EUTF services from the Procurement Code. Specifies the fiduciary duties of EUTF Board of Trustees. Amends the composition, appointing authorities, vacancy-filling procedure, and quorum requirements of the EUTF Board. Authorizes the establishment of sub-boards of the EUTF Board for the negotiation of contributions that apply only to particular bargaining units. Authorizes the EUTF Board to appoint attorneys independent of the Attorney General. Amends the administration of EUTF moneys and transfers control of EUTF to the EUTF Board and placed under the Office of Collective Bargaining for administrative purposes. Specifies that the benefits of the EUTF are subject to negotiation under collective bargaining. (SB2839 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 9:30AM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB2310
SB2844 SD2 HD1
Disposition of Excess Revenues; Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund ($)
RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF EXCESS REVENUES.
Appropriates funds to the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund for the fiscal year 2014-2015 period. (SB2844 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2016- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-16 2:14PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2315
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
SB2852 SD1 HD1
Insurance Holding Company System; Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Model Act
RELATING TO THE INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM.
Adopts revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. (SB2852 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 10:30AM in conference room 016. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB2323
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
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
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
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
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
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
SB2894 SD2 HD3
Hawaii Health Insurance Programs; State Health Insurance Exchange; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Human Services; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Establishes Hawaii Health Insurance Programs in the DLIR as a temporary, transitional measure to preserve federal funding, preserve the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act, and comply with insurance exchange and other requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Authorizes and funds additional positions in the DLIR and DHS. Transfers assets and functions of the Hawaii Health Connector to DLIR. (SB2894 HD3)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 10:00AM in conference room 016. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/LAB, CPC, FIN  HB2365
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
SB2923 SD1 HD1
Tax Administration; Interest; Unpaid Penalties and Fines
RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.
Imposes interest on unpaid penalties and fines. Requires filing with tax appeal court a notice of transfer upon transfer of appeal to tax appeal court. Amends rate of interest on amounts paid out of litigated claims fund. (SB2923 HD1)
(H) 4/28/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-16 1:30PM in conference room 312. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2394
SB2924 SD2 HD2
Taxation; Disclosure of Tax Return Information
RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURN INFORMATION.
Allows Department of Taxation to disclose tax returns and tax return information to the Department of the Attorney General, federal, state, or local officials, and other persons in civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings and for purposes of information management or provision of administrative services to Department of Taxation. Establishes information management and security requirements. Clarifies that income tax information filed with state agencies other than Department of Taxation is confidential to the same extent as information submitted to Department of Taxation. (SB2924 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 2:00PM in conference room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB2395
SB2925 SD1 HD1
Taxes; Income Tax Refunds
RELATING TO TAX ADJUSTMENTS.
Amends section 235-101, HRS, to specify that the untimely filing of an amended federal income tax return does not reopen the Hawaii statute of limitations for claiming a tax refund. (SB2925 HD1)
(H) 4/28/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-16 1:30PM in conference room 312. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB2396
SB2928 SD2 HD1
Department of Taxation; General Excise Tax; Special Event Operators; Required Form
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX REPORTING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.
Requires the Department of Taxation to develop an online form to be filled out by special event operators, regarding sellers engaged in business at all special events for which a person is a special event operator. Grants the Department of Taxation the authority to issue and waive for reasonable cause citations for failure to complete an accurate form. Exempts certain special events operators. (SB2928 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 4:20PM in Conference Room 423. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EDB, FIN  HB2399
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
SB2971 HD1
University of Hawaii; Accounting and Financial Management System; Community Colleges; Construction Academy Annual Report; Repealed
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Extends to June 30, 2017, the University of Hawaii's exemption from accounting and financial management system requirements that are applicable to state agencies. Repeals requirement that the University of Hawaii prepare an annual report regarding the construction academy. (SB2971 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 4:00PM in Conference Room 329. TANIGUCHI HED, FIN  HB2195
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 $103,000,000 allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2016- Act 223, 07/06/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). TOKUDA TOU, FIN
SB2998 SD2 HD1
Public Housing; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Appropriates funds for plans, design, construction, equipment, and development for the renovation, improvement, upgrade, and development of the Hawaii public housing authority's facilities statewide. (SB2998 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. HARIMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMABUKURO, Kim, Slom, Taniguchi, Wakai HSG, FIN
SB3024 SD1 HD2
State Ethics Commission; Lobbyist Laws; Task Force; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.
Reduces the appropriation in Act 151, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, to the State Ethics Commission for an electronic filing system and reappropriates savings to fund a lobbyist law task force. Establishes a task force to examine the State's lobbyist laws and to make recommendations to the Legislature. (SB3024 HD2)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:25PM in Conference Room 325. KOUCHI, TOKUDA LMG, JUD, FIN
SB3034 SD1 HD2
Crime Victim Rights; Marsy's Law; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES.
Proposes a ballot question for an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide victims of crimes with specific rights related to the criminal justice process. (SB3034 HD2)
(S) 4/20/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-21-16 2:05PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Kim, Slom, Wakai JUD, FIN  HB2120
SB3070 SD1 HD1
Grants; Legislative Policies
RELATING TO GRANTS.
Establishes legislative policies for the awarding of grants, subject to legislative discretion and funding availability. Requires an organization to negotiate a lump sum or installment repayment to the State of the grant used for the planning, design, construction, renovation, operations, or equipment of facilities when it discontinues the activities and disposes of the land by sale. Requires organizations to publicly recognize that a project was supported by the State when awarded a grant. (SB3070 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 at 5:25pm in conference room 309. TOKUDA FIN
SB3071 SD1 HD2
DLNR; Makai Lands of Kapua; Land Acquisition; Real Property; Negotiation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF MAKAI LANDS OF KAPUA IN SOUTH KONA ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to engage in negotiations to acquire the makai lands of Kapua, island of Hawaii. Authorizes the acquisition to be made through the purchase, sale, or exchange of other real property. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to report to the Legislature in writing on the status of the negotiations beginning July 1, 2016, and every three months thereafter. Provides that the Department of Land and Natural Resources shall attempt to reach an agreement for the acquisition by December 31, 2016; provided that if an agreement is not reached by that date negotiations may continue and the Department shall continue to provide quarterly progress reports. Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct due diligence on the makai lands of Kapua and for negotiations to acquire those lands. (SB3071 HD2)
(S) 4/26/2016- Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 628). KAHELE, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, GREEN, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, SLOM, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, Baker, Dela Cruz, Harimoto, Kim, Taniguchi, Wakai WAL, FIN
SB3072 SD2 HD1
Tourism; Transportation; Hawaii Airport Authority
RELATING TO AN AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
Authorizes the governor to establish the Hawaii Airport Authority within the Department of Transportation. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airport Authority. Transfers the aeronautics functions of DOT to the Hawaii Airport Authority. Appropriates funds for a radar facility and a concrete pad for radar installation at Kalaeloa Airport. (SB3072 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-29-16 11:00AM in conference room 225. KAHELE, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, KOUCHI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, SLOM, TOKUDA, Harimoto, Ihara, Kim, Riviere, Ruderman, L. Thielen, Wakai TRN/WAL, FIN
SB3077 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Interagency Council for Transit-oriented Development; Established; Coordinated Statewide Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMMUNITY PLANNING.
Designates the Office of Planning as the lead state agency for transit-oriented development coordination. Establishes the Hawaii Interagency Council for Transit-oriented Development within DBEDT to coordinate effective and efficient transit-oriented development planning on a statewide level. Appropriates moneys. Allows the Department of Education to use school impact fees from projects within a county-designated transit oriented development zone for various purposes, including construction of new school facilities in new or existing sites statewide. (CD1)
(H) 6/30/2016- Act 130, on 06/29/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232). HARIMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kouchi, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, Wakai TRN/WAL, FIN
SB3084 SD1 HD2 CD1
Income Tax Credit; Cesspool Upgrade, Conversion, or Connection
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit by making it available for cesspools within a tax map key area in which more than one residence is connected to a large-capacity cesspool. (CD1)
(S) 7/1/2016- Act 182, 07/01/2016 (Gov. Msg. No. 1284). BAKER EEP/HLT, FIN
SB3099 SD1 HD1
Education; Hawaii Three to Six Out-of-School Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes the Hawaii Three to Six Out-of-school Program and Special Fund for grades kindergarten through twelve. Authorizes the Department of Education to contract with private providers to furnish out-of-school programs for grades kindergarten through twelve, conducted during after-school hours, on weekends, and during inter-sessions. Makes appropriations. (SB3099 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2016- The conference committee deferred the measure. DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, English, Wakai EDN, FIN  HB2738
SB3101 SD1 HD1
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Feasibility Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing a public-private partnership resource agency within DBEDT for all state departments, divisions, and agencies to utilize. Appropriates funds for the study. (SB3101 HD1)
(H) 4/29/2016- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:45PM in Conference Room 423. DELA CRUZ EDB, FIN
SB3102 SD1 HD1 CD1
Inter-agency Agreements; DBEDT; Business Development; Grant Program; Special Fund; Established; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
Requires DBEDT to develop, and state agencies to enter into, inter-agency agreements without entering into a memorandum of agreement or memorandum of understanding. Establishes the high-growth grant program and special fund to provide grants to qualified businesses for certain business development activities. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(S) 7/11/2016- Vetoed on 07/11/2016 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1337). DELA CRUZ EDB, 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