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HB2 HD2 SD1 CD1
Agriculture; Housing; Farm Workers; Tiny Homes; Agricultural Districts
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Authorizes tiny homes of less than 500 square feet for farm workers in agricultural districts in a county with a population of more than 180,000 but less than 250,000. County council may adopt ordinances for the oversight of tiny homes, as defined in this act. (HB2 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). EVANS PSM/AEN
HB4 HD1 SD1
Employment; Paid Sick Leave
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires certain employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or needs medical care. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 4:45PM in conference room 309. TAKUMI JDL, WAM  sb638
HB14 HD1 SD1
Kua Bay; Kekaha Kai State Park; Lifeguards; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK.
Appropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for necessary equipment to be used by state lifeguards in their work at Kua Bay, Kekaha Kai State Park in North Kona on the island of Hawaii. Effective March 15, 2099. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. EVANS, Lowen WTL/PSM, WAM  SB1123
HB50 HD3 SD2 CD1
Appraisal Management Companies; Registration; Real Property; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.
Establishes an appraisal management company registration program within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to conform to minimum standards of the Appraisal Management Companies Final Rule and federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Establishes registration requirements, standards, and penalties for violations. Appropriates funds from the Compliance Resolution Fund. (HB50 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 118, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219). MCKELVEY CPH, WAM
HB54
Board of Land and Natural Resources; Rulemaking Authority; Small Boat Harbors; Fueling
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Prohibits the Chairperson of BLNR from adopting any rule with respect to a small boat harbor where a marine fueling station has been established that requires the exclusive fueling of vessels from that station only.
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WTL, CPH. LOWEN WTL, CPH  SB1097
HB73 HD1 SD1 CD1
Judicial Proceedings; Contested Case Hearings; Supreme Court; Expedited Review
RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Makes housekeeping amendments to section 14 of Act 48, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, by removing reference to subsections. (HB73 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 099, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SAIKI JDL
HB74 HD1 SD1
Legislature; Attorneys; Senate; House of Representatives
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF ATTORNEYS.
Replaces a requirement that the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate must jointly request legal representation for a legislative office before that respective house may receive legal representation with a requirement that allows either the speaker's request or the senate president's request, as appropriate, to constitute a sufficient request. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). SAIKI JDL
HB76 HD1 SD1
Separation Benefits; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SEPARATION BENEFITS.
Appropriates funds for severance benefits for separated employees affected by Act 103, SLH 2015, as may be negotiated through collective bargaining supplemental agreements. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI, Johanson JDL, WAM
HB77 HD1
Office of Administrative Hearings; Legislative Reference Bureau; Report ($)
RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.
Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to study the feasibility and cost effect of establishing an Office of Administrative Hearings that conducts administrative hearings for the State's executive branch agencies. A report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation shall be presented to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2018. (HB77 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to GVO, JDL/WAM. SAIKI, LUKE, NISHIMOTO GVO, JDL/WAM
HB80 HD1
Automatic Restraining Order; Annulment; Divorce; Separation
RELATING TO ANNULMENT, DIVORCE, AND SEPARATION.
Imposes a restraining order that preserves the financial assets of the parties and their dependents upon the commencement of annulment, divorce, or separation court action. (HB80 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. SAN BUENAVENTURA, BELATTI, EVANS, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, TAKUMI, Creagan JDL  SB166
HB83 HD1 SD2 CD1
Homelessness; Working Group; Safe Zones; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Requires the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness, in conjunction with and with the advisement of the Department of Human Services and Department of Land and Natural Resources, to establish a working group to examine and develop recommendations related to the establishment of safe zones for persons experiencing homelessness. Requires the working group to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB83 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 212, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1326). GATES, AQUINO, BROWER, HASHEM, Morikawa, Quinlan, San Buenaventura HMS, JDL/WAM
HB89 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Increases the cap on the inpatient and outpatient hospital sustainability fees to not more than three and one-half percent of the hospital's net inpatient and outpatient service revenue, respectively. Appropriates $70,000,000 out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for Fiscal Years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (HB89 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 059, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1159). BELATTI, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, DeCoite, LoPresti, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM
HB90 HD1 SD2
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Extension; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Extends the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018 and fiscal year 2018-2019. (SD2)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 060, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, LoPresti, Onishi, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM
HB91 HD1 SD1
Acute Care Hospitals; Health Care Facility; Clean Claims; Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Clarifies that acute care hospitals are covered under the State's clean claims statute. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 090, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, San Buenaventura CPH
HB92 HD1
Long-term Care Facilities; Medicaid; Cost Increase; Inflation Adjustment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
Applies an inflation adjustment factor to long-term care providers' annual costs or basic prospective payment system rates. Appropriates funds. (HB92 HD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, San Buenaventura HMS, WAM
HB95
Industrial Hemp; Agriculture; Licensing Period; Application
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Amends the licensing procedures of the industrial hemp pilot program by allowing applicants to apply for a license at any time during the year in which the applicant plans to grow industrial hemp.
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to AEN, CPH. CREAGAN, EVANS, ING, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, DeCoite, Gates AEN, CPH
HB100 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 049, on 06/21/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM
HB110 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Employment; Legislative Branch; Ethics Commission; Auditor; Legislative Reference Bureau; Ombudsman; Legislative Officers and Employees; Collective Bargaining; Raises; Salary Increases; Appropriation ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Makes an appropriation for the public employment cost items and cost adjustments for employees of the various legislative agencies who are excluded from collective bargaining. (HB110 CD1)
(H) 5/23/2017- Act 021, on 05/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121). SOUKI JDL, WAM
HB113 HD1
Highways; Roads; Vehicles; Asphalt; Hot Loads; Exemption
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Exempts vehicles transporting asphalt or other high temperature loads from the requirement that their loads be covered; provided that the physical characteristics of the load are not susceptible to blowing off during transport. (HB113 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. SOUKI, AQUINO TRE, WAM  SB360
HB115 HD1 SD1 CD1
Highways; Roads in Limbo; Counties
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Requires each county with a population of over five hundred thousand or greater to take ownership and jurisdiction over all disputed roads under certain circumstances. Defines disputed roads. (HB115 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 208, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). SAIKI, YAMANE TRE/PSM, WAM
HB116 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Schools; Property; Title; Transfer; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Land and Natural Resources all property upon which certain public high schools are situated. Extends the twenty-first century schools pilot program by an additional five years. (HB116 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 206, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1320). SAIKI, TAKUMI, YAMANE EDU/WTL, WAM
HB121 HD3 SD1
Ocean Management; Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO OCEAN MANAGEMENT.
Establishes the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Program within the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources to coordinate and fulfill the State's co-management role with OHA and federal authorities. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. ING HWN/WTL, WAM
HB141 HD1
Repeal of Non-General Funds; Transfer of Balances; Governor; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Department of Education
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Repeals and abolishes various non-general funds of GOV, OHA, and DOE, as recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report Nos. 16-09, 16-10, and 16-11, and transfers unencumbered balances. (HB141 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Act 002, on 04/26/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1102). LUKE WAM
HB143 SD1 CD1
State Bonds
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (HB143 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 127, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB144 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mitigation of Hazardous Situations Statewide ($)
RELATING TO THE MITIGATION OF HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS STATEWIDE.
Appropriates moneys for the mitigating of hazardous situations based on an appropriation that is scheduled to lapse on 6/30/2017. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 121, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222). LUKE PSM, WAM  SB604
HB145 HD1
Taxation; Deductions
RELATING TO NET INCOME TAX.
Restores the deduction for state taxes paid for taxpayers with income above specified thresholds. Establishes limitations on claims for itemized tax deductions, based on taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income. (HB145 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. LUKE WAM
HB146 HD1
Income Tax; Internal Revenue Code
RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE INCOME TAX LAW TO THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Adopts moving date conformity, which will allow changes in the Federal Internal Revenue Code to automatically apply to State income tax law. (HB146 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. LUKE WAM
HB147 HD1
Net Income Tax; Tax Credit
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII NET INCOME TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Repeals various sections of Hawaii net income tax laws for the purpose of deleting obsolete and unnecessary provisions. (HB147 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Act 003, on 04/26/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1103). LUKE WAM
HB152 HD2
Electricity; Retail Wheeling; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO WHEELING.
Requires the Public Utilities Commission to explore the feasibility of retail wheeling in Hawaii, report to the Legislature, and, if retail wheeling is deemed feasible and in the public and consumer interest, to submit proposed implementation plans and associated deadlines with its report. (HB152 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to CPH/TRE, WAM. EVANS, C. LEE CPH/TRE, WAM
HB164 HD1
Disclosures; Arbitrator
RELATING TO DISCLOSURE BY AN ARBITRATOR.
Clarifies laws regarding an arbitrator's failure to disclose certain facts prior to or during arbitration. (HB164 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. NISHIMOTO JDL
HB165 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sunshine Law; Public Agency Meetings and Records
RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Requires state and county boards to make meeting documents available to the public. Clarifies notice requirements. Accounts for electronic documents and notices. (HB165 CD1)
(S) 6/29/2017- Act 064, 06/30/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1165). NISHIMOTO JUD, FIN
HB168 HD1 SD1
Persian Gulf War; Global War on Terrorism; Veterans' Memorial; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MEMORIALS.
Appropriates funds for the planning and design of a memorial to honor service members of the recent conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the various theaters of the Global War on Terrorism, to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans cemeteries statewide. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 1:00PM in conference room 312. KONG, HAR, HASHEM, ITO, TAKAYAMA, TOKIOKA, WARD, DeCoite PSM, WAM
HB172 HD2
Private property; Albizia trees; Eradication; Safety
RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Authorizes a property owner or agent to enter adjacent property under certain conditions to eradicate albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides defense to criminal prosecution. (HB172 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. SAN BUENAVENTURA, BELATTI, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, LoPresti JDL  SB843
HB177 HD2 SD1
Condominiums; Associations; Board of Directors; Condominium Owners; Violations; Retaliation; Prohibition
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Prohibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, condominium owners, and persons acting on behalf of associations or condominium owners from retaliating or discriminating against a condominium owner, board member, managing agent, resident manager, or association employee who files a complaint; acts in furtherance of a complaint, report, or investigation of an alleged violation of the State's condominium laws or a condominium's governing documents; or exercises or attempts to exercise any right as a condominium owner. Effective 7/1/2070. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). SAIKI CPH  sb369
HB179 HD1
Elections; Ranked Choice Voting
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Establishes ranked choice voting for special elections for Congressional races. (HB179 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. SAIKI JDL  sb218
HB186 HD1 SD2 CD1
Coffee Berry Borer; Subsidy Program
RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER BEETLE.
Extends the sunset date for the Coffee Berry Borer Pesticide Subsidy Program until June 30, 2021, for the purchase of pesticides containing Beauveria bassiana to combat the coffee berry borer. Provides that no single coffee grower shall receive more than $6,000 per year in subsidies between June 30, 2018, and July 1, 2021. (HB186 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 065, 06/30/3017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). Enactment date amended to 06/30/2017 by Gov. Msg. No. 1332. LOWEN, CREAGAN, EVANS, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, San Buenaventura AEN, WAM
HB190 HD3
Department of Education; Flight Schools; Authorization
RELATING TO PRIVATE FLIGHT SCHOOLS.
Requires the Department of Education to authorize private flight schools that: (1) are physically present in the State; (2) are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration; (3) offer flight instructor certificates; (4) request authorization; and (5) meet other requirements established by the rules of the Department. (HB190 HD3)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. LOWEN, ING, C. LEE, LUKE, SAIKI, WOODSON, Belatti, Nakashima, Takumi EDU/TRE, WAM  SB652
HB192 HD2 SD1 CD1
Homeowners' Associations; Planned Community Associations; Meetings; Voting; Proxies
RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.
Expands the law on planned community associations to apply to certain homeowners' associations. Clarifies that if a proxy is a standard proxy form authorized by an association, and the proxy is returned with no box checked or more than one box checked, the proxy shall be counted for quorum purposes only. (HB192 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 101, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). SAN BUENAVENTURA, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, Creagan, Evans, Lowen CPC, IAC, JUD
HB193 HD1
Attachment or Execution of Property; Exemptions
RELATING TO PROPERTY.
Increases the value amounts applicable to qualifying for an exemption from attachment or execution of real and personal property. Exempts one month of child support and spousal support in the possession of the debtor-recipient of support from attachment or execution. (HB193 HD1)
(S) 3/13/2017- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL/WAM. SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, Gates, LoPresti, McKelvey CPH, JDL/WAM
HB199 HD2 SD1
Adult Protective Services; Vulnerable Adult; Physical Isolation
RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
Includes physical isolation as a form of abuse, allegations of which the Department of Human Services is authorized to investigate and instances for which the Department may take corrective action, including obtaining judicial relief. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. OHNO HMS, JDL
HB206 HD2 SD2
Prepaid Wireless; Enhanced 911 Services; Surcharge
RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES.
Establishes a prepaid wireless E911 surcharge of 1.5 per cent of prepaid wireless service purchased at the point of sale. Allows sellers to deduct and retain 3 per cent of the surcharges collected to offset administrative expenses, but requires sellers to remit the balance of surcharges collected to the Enhanced 911 fund on a specified periodic basis. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/27/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM
HB207 HD2
Income Tax Credit; Low-Income Household Renters
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Expands the low income-household renters' income tax credit based on adjusted gross income and filing status. (HB207 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. JOHANSON, BELATTI, CULLEN, HOLT, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, WOODSON WAM
HB208 HD2 SD2 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Order of Wage Payment Violation; Establishment; Enforcement; Penalties
RELATING TO LABOR.
Amends the requirements for a court to enjoin an employer who has not secured compensation coverage for employees. Authorizes the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to issue an order of wage payment violation to the employer in violation of provisions regarding payment of wages and other compensation. Establishes penalties, enforcement, and appeal procedures related to orders of wage payment violations. (HB208 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 135, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1236). JOHANSON, HOLT JDL, WAM
HB209 HD1 SD1 CD1
Earned Income Tax Credit; Income Tax Rates; Refundable Food/Excise Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a state earned income tax credit. Changes income tax rates after 12/31/17. Repeals the sunset date for amendments made to the refundable food/excise tax credit by Act 223, SLH 2015. (HB209 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 107, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208). JOHANSON, BELATTI, CULLEN, HOLT, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, SAIKI WAM
HB213 HD1 SD1 CD1
Family Leave; Sibling
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Permits an employee to take family leave in order to care for the employee's sibling with a serious health condition. Specifies notice and certification requirements. (HB213 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 128, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1229). JOHANSON, BELATTI, HOLT, LUKE JDL, WAM
HB218 HD1
Foreclosure; Public Notice; Public Sale; Newspapers; Internet
RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.
Requires every public notice of a public sale of mortgaged property to be published three times in a newspaper, on a state website, and in a conspicuous location on the mortgaged property or unit. (HB218 HD1)
(S) 3/10/2017- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL. SAY, MCKELVEY CPH, JDL
HB223 HD2 SD1
Residential Landlord-tenant Code; Application Screening Fee; Tenant Report; Credit Report
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
Allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee as part of the applicant screening process for renting residential property. Limits the amount that may be charged for an application screening fee. Requires the landlord or agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant. Effective 7/1/2050. Repeals 6/30/2020. (SD1)
(S) 4/25/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. TAKUMI CPH  sb130
HB232 HD2 SD1
Collective Bargaining; Negotiations
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Clarifies the allowable scope of collective bargaining negotiations regarding the rights and obligations of a public employer. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. JOHANSON, LUKE, SAIKI JDL, WAM
HB233 HD1 SD1
Separation Benefits; Voluntary Severance Benefit; Special Retirement Benefit
RELATING TO SEPARATION BENEFITS.
Offers employees of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation whose positions will be abolished or directly affected by a reduction-in-force, workforce restructuring plan, or privatization the choice of receiving both special retirement benefits and voluntary severance benefits or exercising a reduction-in-force right. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. JOHANSON, LUKE, SAIKI JDL, WAM
HB234 HD1 SD1
Separation Benefits; Voluntary Severance Benefit; Employees' Retirement System; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Repeals the voluntary severance benefits option from chapter 89E, HRS. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. JOHANSON, LUKE, SAIKI JDL, WAM
HB235 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; Acupuncture Treatments
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Specifies that the authorized benefit for acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance shall be tied to the charges, and any subsequent increases in charges, permissible under the workers' compensation supplemental medical fee schedule. (HB235 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 124, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). MCKELVEY (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, WAM
HB239 HD2 SD1 CD1
Condominiums; Associations; Meetings; Voting; Proxies
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Clarifies that if a proxy is a standard proxy form authorized by a condominium association, and the proxy is returned with no box checked or more than one box checked, the proxy shall be counted for quorum purposes only. (HB239 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 073, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). MCKELVEY CPH
HB243 HD2 SD1
Condominiums; Condominium Property Regimes; Repeal
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Repeals chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominium property regimes, and ensures that all condominiums in the State are governed under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominiums. Effective January 1, 2019. (SD1)
(S) 4/21/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-17 2:30PM in conference room 016. MCKELVEY, BROWER CPH
HB263 HD2
Marijuana; GET; Special Fund
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Amends provisions related to licensed medical marijuana dispensaries by imposing GET on a percentage of dispensaries gross proceeds or gross income and allocating a portion of GET revenues received from dispensaries to the Medical Marijuana Registry and Regulation Special Fund. (HB263 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to CPH, WAM. SAIKI CPH, WAM
HB279 HD1 SD1 CD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Campaign Expenditures; Coordinated Activity; Dissemination; Distribution; Republication; Campaign Material
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES.
Specifies that certain types of dissemination, distribution, republication, and use of certain types of campaign materials or the financing of such by any person shall not be considered a contribution to a candidate. (HB279 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 098, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB280 HD1 SD1 CD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Candidate Committee Reports
RELATING TO CANDIDATE COMMITTEE REPORTS.
Clarifies the due dates of preliminary, final, and supplemental reports of candidate committees to be submitted to the Campaign Spending Commission. Requires that a candidate who is elected and is sworn into office prior to thirty calendar days after a general, subsequent, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election file the final election period report three business days before the date the candidate is to be sworn into office. Requires that the supplemental report for candidate committees due on January 31 be filed annually. (HB280 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 097, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB281 HD1 SD1 CD1
Failure to File a Report or Corrected Report; Publishing Names of Violators
RELATING TO THE FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.
Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to publish on its website the names of all candidate and noncandidate committees that fail to file a report or to correct a report within two weeks of the Commission's notice to correct. (HB281 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 108, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB282 HD1 SD1 CD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Noncandidate Committees; Second Preliminary General Report
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Clarifies that increased fines may apply if a noncandidate committee fails to timely file a second preliminary general report. (HB282 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 109, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB289 HD1
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Candidate Committee; Noncandidate Committee; Contributions and Expenditures; Organizational Report
RELATING TO ELECTION CAMPAIGN REPORTING.
Requires a candidate or noncandidate committee to inform the Campaign Spending Commission if the candidate or noncandidate committee does not intend to receive or spend contributions and expenditures that aggregate more than $1,000 in an election period. (HB289 HD1)
(S) 4/4/2017- The committee on JDL deferred the measure. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB300 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Search Warrants; Technical Assistance
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.
Allows courts to authorize a person or entity other than a deputy or an officer to provide technical assistance in executing a search warrant that pertains to an electronic device or storage media. (HB300 HD1)
(S) 2/21/2017- Referred to JDL. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB301 HD1 SD1 CD1
Certiorari; Writ; Response; Time; Extension
RELATING TO RESPONSE TO WRIT FOR CERTIORARI.
Requires the clerk of the court to grant a single extension of not more than fifteen days to file with the Supreme Court a response to an application for writ of certiorari upon a party's timely written request. (HB301 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 112, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB302 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Material Witness Orders; Courts
RELATING TO MATERIAL WITNESS ORDERS.
Allows district, circuit, or family court to issue a material witness order in cases initiated through felony complaint, indictment, or information. (HB302 HD1)
(S) 3/13/2017- Re-Referred to JDL, WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM
HB306 HD2 SD2 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Continuous Alcohol Monitoring; Driving Under the Influence
RELATING TO CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS.
Authorizing the fitting of a continuous alcohol monitoring device on persons charged for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant if the person: (1) Is a repeat intoxicated driver; or (2) Is currently awaiting a pending criminal investigation or prosecution for one or more prior charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Establishes a process for certain persons to receive financial relief for the cost of the monitoring devices. Requires the administrative director of the courts to submit a report to the legislature evaluating the effectiveness of the alcohol monitoring devices and any known effect on the ignition interlock devices. (HB306 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 201, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1315). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, JUD, FIN
HB308 HD1 SD2
Hawaii State Association of Counties Package; Public Agency Meetings; Permitted Interactions; Government Records; County Councils
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Allows county council members to transmit certain government records to other county council members under specified conditions. Effective 7/1/2050. Sunsets on 6/30/2019. (SD2)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) GVO, JDL
HB314 HD1
Hawaii State Association of Counties Package; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Violation of Privacy; DCCA
RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.
Establishes a new chapter to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Establishes prohibited uses of unmanned aerial vehicles for individuals, law enforcement agencies, and public agencies. Provides certain exceptions for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Makes certain uses of an unmanned aerial vehicle a petty misdemeanor and misdemeanor and Class C felony for a second of subsequent violations. Establishes a task force. (HB314 HD1)
(S) 3/13/2017- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL/WAM. SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL/WAM
HB335 HD2 SD1 CD1
OHA Package; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Appropriations; Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Appropriates funds for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 131, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, WAM
HB337
Public Accountancy; Peer Review Process
RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
Makes a housekeeping amendment to broaden the standards that peer review reports under section 466-36, HRS, must be performed in accordance with.
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to CPH. CHOY CPH
HB347 HD2 SD2
Employment Security; Independent Contractor; Guidelines; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Clarifies Hawaii's employment security law for independent contractors by requiring the consideration of twenty factors by the Department of Labor Industrial Relations when determining whether an individual is considered an independent contractor. Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2018 regarding guidelines developed by the unemployment insurance coverage committee. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding covered employment determinations. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. SOUKI, JOHANSON, MCKELVEY JDL, CPH/WAM  SB345
HB374 HD2 SD2
Dental Assistants; Certification; Auditor
RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.
Requires the auditor to conduct a study on the effects of regulation of dental assistants in the State via the certification requirements for dental assistants offered by Kapiolani community college. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 084, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). EVANS HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN
HB375 HD1 SD1 CD1
Appropriation; Hawaii Tourism Authority ($)
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Appropriates moneys for the Hawaii tourism authority, working in conjunction with the Hawaii lodging and tourism association for projects to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas. (HB375 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 214, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). JOHANSON, ING, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN WAM
HB377 HD1 SD1
County Building Permits; Workers' Compensation Coverage; Self-insurance
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires building permit applicants to provide to the county a certificate of liability insurance issued by a workers' compensation insurance carrier or a self-insurance authorization, or a signed declaration verifying an exemption from coverage, for the applicants and their subcontractors as a prerequisite for the issuance of any building permit. Requires building permit holders to file a signed declaration verifying workers' compensation coverage, self-insurance authorization, or exemption from coverage or insurance requirements for any subcontractor hired after issuance of the permit. Requires coordinated communication between county building permitting agencies and the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to ensure compliance. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. HOLT, JOHANSON, Gates, Quinlan PSM, JDL  sb1131
HB386 HD1
Beach Monitoring Program; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor ($)
RELATING TO BEACH MONITORING.
Appropriates funds for the two-year extension of the Post-Bypass Beach Monitoring Program of the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor Sand Bypass Operation at Waimea, Kauai. (HB386 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WTL, WAM. MORIKAWA, ING, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MATSUMOTO, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, Onishi, Souki WTL, WAM  sb867
HB407 HD3 SD1
High Deductible Health Plans; Health Savings Accounts; Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Authorizes the issuance of employer-sponsored high deductible health plans, if certain conditions are met. Requires maintenance of health savings accounts in conjunction with high deductible health plans. Specifies that employers and insurers that buy or sell high deductible health plans remain subject to the Prepaid Health Care Act. Effective 7/1/2050. Repeals 6/30/2022. (SD1)
(S) 4/25/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-17 1:00PM in conference room 016. MCKELVEY CPH
HB415 HD1
Statute of Limitations; Civil Actions; Sexual Abuse of a Minor
RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Extends the period during which a victim of child sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred civil action against the victim's abuser or an entity with a duty of care. (HB415 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. ICHIYAMA JDL
HB420 HD2
Veterans; Disability; Driver's License; Identification Cards
RELATING TO VETERANS.
Establishes the designation of "one hundred per cent disabled veteran" on drivers' licenses, instruction permits, and civil identification cards. (HB420 HD2)
(S) 3/16/2017- The committee on PSM deferred the measure. MCDERMOTT TRE/PSM
HB423 HD2 SD2 CD1
Film; Digital Media Industry; Tax Credit
RELATING TO FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT.
Amends the qualifications a production must meet in order to claim the credit. Caps the annual amount of tax credits that may be claimed at $35,000,000. Extends the sunset date to January 1, 2026. Requires DBEDT to submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the activities and expenditures of the tax credit. Clarifies that no rule shall be adopted to expand the scope of the tax credit where the rule conflicts with legislative intent. Requires certain film productions claiming the tax credit to hire an independent third party certification of qualified production costs eligible for the credit. Requires DBEDT, in collaboration with DOTAX, to submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report on the number of jobs created in the State and the fiscal impact of every film production receiving the tax credit in the State. (HB423 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 143, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). WOODSON, AQUINO, EVANS, HASHEM, KONG, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, YAMANE, Ichiyama, LoPresti, Oshiro ETT, WAM/JDL  SB1060
HB424 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; President; Chief Procurement Officer; Board of Regents; Faculty Members; Nonvoting; Tuition; Limits; Repair and Maintenance Costs
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Reinstates the President of the University of Hawaii as the chief procurement officer for contracts for construction and construction related professional services furnished by licensees under chapter 464, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Adds to the University of Hawaii board of regents two ex officio nonvoting members who are faculty at the university. Prohibits the University of Hawaii board of regents from increasing tuition fees until an unspecified date. Requires the university to report to the legislature regarding tuition increases and the university's repair and maintenance costs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/4/2017- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. WOODSON, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TODD, Ing HRE/GVO, WAM  SB136
HB425 HD1 SD3 CD1
Code of Ethics; University of Hawaii; Technology Transfer Activities
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Makes certain sections of the Code of Ethics inapplicable to technology transfer activities sponsored by University of Hawaii if the activities comply with the regulatory framework and research compliance program approved by the Board of Regents. Requires the Board of Regents to submit written status reports to the Legislature every year. Repeals on June 30, 2022. (HB425 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 038, 06/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1138). WOODSON, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, Todd HRE, JDL  SB138
HB427 HD2 SD1 CD1
Light Pollution; Dark Night Skies Protection Advisory Committee; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO DARK NIGHT SKIES PROTECTION.
Establishes a Dark Night Skies Protection Advisory Committee to assist the University of Hawaii in developing a statewide dark night skies protection strategy. (HB427 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 185, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1299). WOODSON, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ING, MATSUMOTO, OHNO, SAIKI, SOUKI, TODD EEP, HED, FIN  SB140
HB428 HD1 SD1 CD1
Physician Workforce Assessment Fee; John A. Burns School of Medicine
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
Allows the John A. Burns School of Medicine to continue to receive a portion of the physician workforce assessment fee for ongoing physician workforce assessment and planning to support the recruitment and retention of physicians in the State, particularly those in rural and medically underserved areas. (HB428 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 040, 06/20/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140). WOODSON, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ING, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, ONISHI, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TODD HRE/CPH, WAM  SB141
HB432 HD2 SD1
Kupuna Caucus; Elderly; Caregivers; Financial Exploitation; Elder Abuse; Penal Code
RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.
Makes financial exploitation of an elder by a caregiver a class A felony. Defines "caregiver", "elder", and "financial exploitation". Effective 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. MORIKAWA, AQUINO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, Oshiro, Todd HMS/CPH, JDL  SB539
HB437 HD2 SD2
Shoreline Area; Coastal Zone Management; Seawall; Shoreline Hardening Structure; Variances
RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
Prohibits a waiver of a public hearing for action on a variance application for a shoreline hardening structure that will artificially fix the shoreline, including a seawall, revetment, or groin. Establishes findings the authority must make in determining whether a variance may be granted for a shoreline hardening structure that will artificially fix the shoreline. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). ING, Gates OMH, WAL, JUD
HB446 HD1 SD1
Maui; Diversified Agriculture; Industrial Hemp; Agricultural Park; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURAL PARK.
Makes an appropriation for the acquisition of land, planning, design, and construction of an agricultural park in South Maui. (SD1)
(S) 3/21/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. ING, CREAGAN, GATES, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, DeCoite AEN, WAM
HB450 HD1 SD1
Coral Reefs; Sunscreen; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CORAL.
Requires UH to conduct a study on the effects of sunscreen on Hawaii's coral reefs and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:30PM in Conference Room 329. DECOITE, CREAGAN, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, NAKAMURA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Evans, Gates, Ing HRE/AEN/WTL, WAM
HB451 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaiian Home Lands; Successors; Blood Quantum
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
Reduces the minimum Hawaiian blood quantum requirement of certain successors to lessees of Hawaiian home lands from one-quarter to one thirty-second. (HB451 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 080, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). DECOITE, CREAGAN, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, MORIKAWA, TOKIOKA, TUPOLA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Gates, San Buenaventura HWN, JDL  SB849
HB453 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Agriculture; Grant; Food Safety; Certification Costs; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to farmers to assist them in paying for the costs of compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA regulations, and state food safety laws. Appropriates funds. (HB453 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 183, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1297). DECOITE, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LOPRESTI, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Gates, Ing AEN, WAM
HB455 HD1
Department of Agriculture; Fees; Food Safety Certification Activities
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Prohibits the Department of Agriculture from charging agricultural producers for the costs of food safety certification activities conducted by the department. (HB455 HD1)
(S) 3/13/2017- The committee on AEN deferred the measure. DECOITE, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, MCKELVEY, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Gates, Thielen AEN, JDL/WAM
HB456 HD1
Public Records; Disclosure; Disciplinary Action
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an officer upon the officer's second suspension in a five-year period or discharge. Requires disclosure under the Uniform Information Practices Act after a police officer's second suspension in a five-year period. (HB456 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDL. TAKAYAMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, Gates PSM, JDL  SB424
HB457 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, and the Public Defender. Appropriates funds. (HB457 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL, WAM. TAKAYAMA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, THIELEN, Belatti, Evans, Gates JDL, WAM  SB718
HB459 HD1 SD1 CD1
Firearms; Denial of Permit; Written Notice
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Requires written notice to certain law enforcement agencies, the court that issued a protective or restraining order on an applicant, and the applicant's probation or parole officer, as applicable, upon the denial of a permit because of federal or state law. (HB459 CD1)
(S) 6/30/2017- Act 063, 06/29/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). TAKAYAMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, LOPRESTI, QUINLAN, Gates JDL
HB461 HD1 SD1
Resisting Arrest in the First Degree
RELATING TO RESISTING ARREST.
Creates the offense of resisting arrest in the first degree as a class C felony. Amends the existing resisting arrest misdemeanor offense to resisting arrest in the second degree. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). TAKAYAMA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, Gates JDL
HB462 HD2
Halawa Correctional Facility; Oahu Community Correctional Center
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to solicit proposals for a new correctional facility. Requires new facility to be operated by public employees. Temporarily suspends the current EIS process for potential sites for the proposed Oahu Community Correctional Center. (HB462 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to PSM/WTL, WAM. TAKAYAMA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, THIELEN PSM/WTL, WAM
HB463 HD1 SD1
Hawaii State Identification Card; Satellite City Halls; Issuance
RELATING TO HAWAII STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
Allows any satellite city hall in any county with a population of more than seven hundred thousand persons to issue Hawaii state identification cards. Requires a report to the legislature. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). TAKAYAMA, DECOITE, HAR, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, TAKUMI, THIELEN JUD, FIN
HB470 HD1
Public Libraries; Groundskeeping; Privatization
RELATED TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
Authorizes the Board of Education to contract for private groundskeeping services for public library properties. (HB470 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- The committee on EDU deferred the measure. LUKE, SAIKI EDU, WAM
HB471 HD1 SD1 CD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Rainy Day Fund; Restrictions
RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Prohibits the legislature from appropriating from the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund: (1) more than 50% of the balance of the fund in a single fiscal year; (2) to expend for discretionary costs in a fiscal year, an amount that exceeds 10% of the total discretionary funds appropriated by the Legislature for the same fiscal year; and (3) for a succeeding fiscal year, unless the current fiscal year's tax collection is less than the collection for the previous fiscal year. (HB471 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 207, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1321). LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB475 HD1 SD2 CD1
Motion Picture Theater Accommodation; Closed Captioning; Open Movie Captioning; Audio Description
RELATING TO MOVIE THEATRES.
Provides for the use of personal closed captioning systems as an alternative means of ensuring that closed captioning is provided by movie theatres with at least two locations. Extends the sunset date of the law that requires closed captioning at such movie theatres and requires a study of the impact of that law. (HB475 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 211, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). TOKIOKA, AQUINO, BROWER, CHOY, DECOITE, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, ITO, KONG, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, ONISHI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITA, Saiki ETT, CPH/JDL  SB1156
HB476 HD1
Physical Abuse; Family or Household Member; Penalty
RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
Makes abuse of a family or household member who is younger than fourteen years of age a class C felony. (HB476 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. TOKIOKA, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO JDL
HB478 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kulani Correctional Facility; Waiawa Correctional Facility; Agriculture Operations; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Appropriates funds for full-time temporary agricultural management positions and equipment expenses for Kulani and Waiawa correctional facilities' agriculture operations. (HB478 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 119, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220). ONISHI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HAR, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, TODD PSM/AEN, WAM  SB613
HB480 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii at Hilo; Hawaii Community College; Agriculture Programs; Agricultural Study; Island of Hawaii; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Makes an appropriation to the Hawaii community college for the Hawaii community college and University of Hawaii at Hilo, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and the Agribusiness Development Corporation, to study agriculture and agricultural learning opportunities on the island of Hawaii. Requires the Hawaii community college to submit a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:30PM in Conference Room 329. ONISHI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HAR, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, TODD, WOODSON, Quinlan HRE, WAM  SB1082
HB481 HD1 SD1
Little Fire Ant; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a pilot pesticide treatment coupon project for the county of Hawaii. Requires report to the Legislature on project implementation. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 3/17/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. ONISHI, BROWER, CHOY, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, HAR, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TODD, TOKIOKA, Gates, Nakamura, Quinlan AEN, WAM  SB656
HB486 HD2
Income Tax; Mortgage Interest Deduction
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION.
Eliminates the mortgage interest deduction for second homes under the Hawaii Income Tax Law. Specifies that the revenue gain attributable to this measure be deposited into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Department of Taxation, to submit reports on the administration of this measure to the Legislature prior to the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Regular Sessions. (HB486 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. BROWER, HASHEM, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, MCKELVEY, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, San Buenaventura WAM  sb219
HB488 HD2 SD2
Low-income Housing Tax Credit
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity losses do not apply with respect to claims from the state low-income housing tax credit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. BROWER, CULLEN, HASHEM, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, MCKELVEY, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, San Buenaventura HOU/HMS, WAM  SB1142
HB491
Pilot Program; Sidewalk Maintenance and Repair; School Zones; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.
Establishes and funds a two-year pilot school sidewalk maintenance and repair program that requires counties to maintain and repair sidewalks in school zones or other areas of significant school related pedestrian traffic. Requires each county to report on the status of the pilot program.
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to PSM/EDU/TRE, WAM. KEOHOKALOLE, AQUINO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, GATES, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, C. LEE, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, ONISHI, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, WOODSON, DeCoite, Todd, Tupola PSM/EDU/TRE, WAM
HB492 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Staff; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
Appropriates moneys from the general fund for two specialist II positions within the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/24/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. TAKUMI, HAR EDU, WAM  SB195
HB498 HD1 SD1 CD1
Executive Office on Early Learning; Early Learning System; Early Learning Advisory Board
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Broadens the scope of the Early Learning Program to include early childhood development. Expands the function of the Early Learning Board beyond an advisory capacity and amends the composition and powers of some board members. Allows the Early Learning Board to appoint the director of the Executive Office on Early Learning. (HB498 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 202, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1316). TAKUMI, OHNO EDU, WAM  SB687
HB499 HD1 SD1
Preschool Open Doors Program; At-risk Children; Underserved Children
RELATING TO THE PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS PROGRAM.
Clarifies the definition of "underserved" or "at-risk" children as it relates to the priority given to these children for the Preschool Open Doors program. Provides that priority among undeserved or at-risk children shall be given to children whose family income is at or below 250 per cent of the federal poverty level. Takes effect 7/1/2051. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. TAKUMI, OHNO HMS/EDU, WAM  SB1189
HB500 HD1 SD1
Charter Schools; Public Prekindergarten Program; Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission; Executive Office on Early Learning; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
Authorizes the Executive Office on Early Learning and State Public Charter School Commission to enter into a memorandum of understanding to administer charter school prekindergarten classrooms. Appropriates moneys to continue funding of public prekindergarten classrooms. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. TAKUMI, Ohno EDU, WAM  SB1152
HB501 HD1 SD2
Education; National Certification Incentive Program ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Expands the National Certification Incentive Program to provide monetary incentives to school psychologists. Authorizes continuing bonuses for teachers and school psychologists in certain designated schools that improve and no longer carry a certain designation. Establishes a Hawaii teacher stipend program to be administered by the Department of Education to address the shortage of teachers in the Hawaii public school system. Appropriates funds for the program for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 fiscal years. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD2)
(S) 4/26/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. TAKUMI EDU/CPH, WAM
HB508 HD1 SD1 CD1
Government; Ethics; Fine Increases; Settlement Agreement
RELATING TO ETHICS.
Increases the maximum administrative fines for ethics violations. Clarifies the assessment of fines in the context of a settlement agreement. (HB508 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 050, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). NISHIMOTO JDL
HB511 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Ethics Commission; Lobbyist Law; Lobbying; Enforcement
RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
Clarifies the laws governing lobbyists by amending the definitions of "expenditure," "lobbyist," and "lobbying." Allows a former employer of a lobbyist to file a notice of termination of employment. Amends requirements for expenditure reports covering special sessions of the legislature. Requires the posting of lobbyist registration statements on the state ethics commission's website within a reasonable time after filing and the posting shall remain on the website for at least four years. Increases the maximum administrative fine from $500 to $1,000 for each violation of the lobbying law. (HB511 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 051, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). NISHIMOTO JDL  sb853
HB521 HD1 SD1
Business Development; High-growth Grant Program; Special Fund; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes the high-growth grant program and special fund to provide grants to qualified businesses for certain business development activities. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/1/2038. (SD1)
(H) 4/25/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-26-17 1:30PM in conference room 423. YAMASHITA, CHOY, DECOITE, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, NAKASHIMA, TAKAYAMA ETT, WAM  SB767
HB522 HD2
Land Transfer; State of Hawaii; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO LAND TRANSFER.
Transfers title, custody, and control of two parcels of land identified as Tax Map Key No. 370120070000 and Tax Map Key No. 370040030000, from the State of Hawaii to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. (HB522 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to HOU/WTL, WAM. YAMASHITA, BROWER, YAMANE HOU/WTL, WAM
HB523 SD1 CD1
Recycling; Facilities and Buildings; Department of Accounting and General Services; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
Allows DAGS to establish a recycling pilot program to reasonably provide and maintain onsite collection methods at buildings and facilities it manages, maintains, or services for the collection of recyclable materials. Appropriates funds. (HB523 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 217, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1331). LOPRESTI, CACHOLA, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TODD, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Lowen, Quinlan AEN/GVO, WAM
HB527 HD1 SD2
Mobile Clinic; Homeless; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.
Appropriates funds to purchase, staff, and operate two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population. Takes effect on 7/1/2075. (SD2)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 9:05AM in conference room 229. OHNO, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, KONG HMS, CPH/WAM  SB347
HB530 HD2 SD2 CD1
Downpayment Loan Assistance Program
RELATING TO HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE.
Updates the Downpayment Loan Program of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. (HB530 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 123, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1224). OHNO, AQUINO, BROWER, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, San Buenaventura HOU, WAM
HB533 HD1 SD1
Charter Schools; Facility Funding ($)
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Appropriates funds for charter school facilities. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. OHNO, AQUINO, BROWER, EVANS, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, Ichiyama, Nakashima EDU, WAM
HB534 HD2
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Kalihi Valley Homes; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Appropriates moneys for Hawaii Public Housing Authority to hire an additional security guard to improve security and monitoring at the Alu Street gate of Kalihi Valley Homes public housing. (HB534 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to HOU, WAM. MIZUNO, CACHOLA HOU, WAM
HB547 HD2 SD2
Foreign Exchange Student, Fellow, and Intern; Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes an income tax credit for host families of foreign exchange students, fellows, and interns. Effective 7/1/2051. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2051. (SD2)
(S) 4/25/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. ITO, CACHOLA, CHOY, OHNO, ONISHI, TOKIOKA, Say, Woodson EDU/IAA, WAM
HB552 HD1 SD2 CD1
Health Insurance; Affordable Care Act; Working Group
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Establishes the Affordable Health Insurance Working Group to plan for and mitigate adverse effects of the potential repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act by Congress. (HB552 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 043, 06/20/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143). BELATTI, CREAGAN, CULLEN, FUKUMOTO, GATES, ING, JOHANSON, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, WOODSON, Oshiro CPH, WAM  SB403
HB553 HD1
Criminal Defendants; Fitness to Proceed; Regaining Fitness to Proceed; Examinations
RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS' FITNESS TO PROCEED.
Provides that the court may appoint one qualified examiner instead of three, to evaluate a criminal defendant's fitness to proceed or regaining fitness to proceed in all penal cases and removes the requirement that examiner shall be from within the Department of Health. On July 1, 2022, the requirement shall be three qualified examiners for felony cases and one examiner in non-felony cases. One of the examiners shall be from within the Department of Health. (HB553 HD1)
(S) 3/10/2017- Re-Referred to CPH, JDL. BELATTI, OHNO, OSHIRO, WOODSON, Creagan, Ing, San Buenaventura CPH, JDL
HB554 HD1 SD2 CD1
Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment; Administrative Order; Report
RELATING TO ORDERS FOR TREATMENT OVER OBJECTION.
Authorizes and establishes criteria for administrative orders to provide inpatient psychiatric treatment to an involuntarily committed patient over the patient's objection. Requires DOH and DPS to make recommendations for an administrative process applicable to persons subject to DPS jurisdiction. (HB554 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 111, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212). BELATTI CPH, JDL  SB146
HB556 HD1
Procurement; Child Care Program
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Repeals the requirement that all applicants for health and human services procurement contracts possess all licenses necessary to conduct the subject business. Repeals the requirement that all contracts include only costs, fees, and taxes reflected on the face of the proposal. (HB556 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to GVO/HMS, CPH/WAM. BELATTI GVO/HMS, CPH/WAM  SB148
HB558 HD1 SD1 CD1
Infectious and Communicable Diseases; Examination; Treatment; Repeal
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 325-15, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Repeals Section 325-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which requires United States citizens or nationals to submit a medical examination report to the Department of Health within sixty days of returning to the State under certain conditions. (HB558 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 079, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). BELATTI CPH  SB147
HB561 HD2 SD1 CD1
Dentistry; Anesthesia; Sedation; Inspections; "Finley's Law"
RELATING TO DENTISTRY.
Requires dentists who administer anesthesia or sedation to post contact information to verify licensure and authorization to administer anesthesia and sedation. Specifies requirements, including inspections, for written authorization or permit to administer anesthesia or sedation. (HB561 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 106, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). BELATTI, AQUINO, EVANS, C. LEE, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN CPH
HB563 HD1 SD1
Dental Hygienists; Dentists; Supervision
RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
Permits licensed dental hygienists in the State to operate under general, rather than direct, supervision of a licensed dentist in specified circumstances that protect patient health and safety. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 083, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). BELATTI, AQUINO, EVANS, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI CPH
HB571 HD1 SD1 CD1
Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness; University of Hawaii; Sea Grant College Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates moneys for the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to develop a communication and outreach plan for emergency management and disaster preparedness, update and publish the Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards, and conduct education and outreach throughout the State. (HB571 CD1)
(S) 6/26/2017- Act 061, 06/23/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). NAKASHIMA, BROWER, CHOY, JOHANSON, LOWEN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAIKI, WOODSON HRE/PSM, WAM  SB543
HB573 HD1 SD2
Procurement; Competitive Sealed Bidding; Subcontractor; Public Works Construction Project; Bid Shopping; Bid Peddling
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Provides a bidder of a public works construction project with two hours after the closing of bids to clarify and correct certain information regarding subcontractors. Prohibits bid shopping and bid peddling for the competitive sealed bidding process. Effective 7/1/2055. Sunsets on 7/1/2019. (SD2)
(S) 4/27/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 309. NAKASHIMA, BROWER, HOLT, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TAKUMI GVO, JDL/WAM  SB1070
HB574 HD2
Basalt Mining; Cinder; Trap Rock; Excise Tax; Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.
Provides that royalties from state land leases for basalt cinder and trap rock manufacturers shall be paid into the Basalt Materials Research Account within the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems Special Fund. Sunsets December 31, 2030. (HB574 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to ETT, WAM. NAKASHIMA, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, HOLT, JOHANSON, LOWEN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAIKI, YAMASHITA ETT, WAM  SB766
HB575 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Lands; Leases; Early Termination; Renegotiation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Establishes a process for the re-leasing or renegotiation of a lease for public lands classified as commercial or industrial use near the end of the life of the lease. Permits DLNR to extend public land leases to school or government entities without recourse to auction, with certain exceptions. (HB575 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 215, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). NAKASHIMA WTL, WAM  SB274
HB587 HD1 SD1
Small Business Regulatory Review Board; Appropriation
RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide additional resources to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
(H) 4/21/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-25-17 1:30PM in conference room 423. NAKASHIMA ETT, WAM
HB588 HD1 SD2
He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve; Staff Hiring; University of Hawaii; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE.
Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 to maintain the initial staff positions that are necessary to develop and manage the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve and its programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). KEOHOKALOLE, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, TODD, QUINLAN, WOODSON, Gates WAL, HED, FIN
HB589 HD1
Judiciary; Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds to the Judiciary to retain mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program, which is an intensive supervisory program for persons on probation. (HB589 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL, WAM. KEOHOKALOLE, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, WOODSON JDL, WAM
HB590 HD1 SD1
Creative Media Industry; Creative Media and Film Infrastructure Special Fund; General Excise Tax; Use Tax; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.
Establishes the Hawaii Creative Industries Advisory Group while retaining the Film Industry Branch and Creative Industries Division of DBEDT. Repeals the Hawaii Television and Film Development Board along with the grant and venture capital programs that were implemented by the Board. Renames the Hawaii Television and Film Development Special Fund as the Creative Media and Film Infrastructure Special Fund. Expands funding sources for the Creative Media and Film Infrastructure Special Fund to support creative industries development within DBEDT. Amends the purposes for which the Creative Media and Film Infrastructure Special Fund may be used. Provides general excise and use tax exemptions for operations and improvements of the Hawaii Film Studio. Requires the University of Hawaii and DBEDT to report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2038. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. NAKASHIMA, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Takumi ETT, WAM
HB591 HD1 SD2 CD1
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 for the Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit. Sets cap on credit per taxable year per qualified infrastructure tenant including all partners and members of the qualified infrastructure tenant and its special purpose entities. Specifies that excess tax credits may be carried forward. Recaptures credit if qualified infrastructure tenant fails to relocate within a certain period of time after executing a lease with the Department of Transportation. Specifies taxpayer reporting requirements. Provides penalties for failure to report information. (HB591 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 213, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). NAKASHIMA, BROWER, JOHANSON, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TAKUMI TRE, WAM
HB592 HD1 SD1
Four-Year Alternate Energy Research and Development Pilot Program; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Extends the sunset date of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Pilot Program to June 30, 2019. Appropriates funds for the Program. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:15 PM in Conference Room 225. NAKASHIMA, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA TRE/ETT, WAM  SB682
HB593 HD1
Tax Credit; Research Activities; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
Provides that, notwithstanding provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to the contrary, the amount of the state tax credit for research activities shall be calculated based on all qualified research expenses for the taxable year. Appropriates funds for a compliance specialist position within DOTAX to assist with administration of the tax credit. (HB593 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to ETT, WAM. NAKASHIMA, BROWER, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, YAMASHITA, Holt ETT, WAM  SB679
HB594 HD1 SD1
Workforce Development; Maritime Industry Grant Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE MARITIME INDUSTRY GRANT PROGRAM.
Establishes within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism the Maritime Industry Grant Program to enhance maritime productivity and workforce development. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 3/21/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. NAKASHIMA, BROWER, JOHANSON, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TAKUMI JDL, WAM
HB595 HD1 SD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Small Business Innovation Research Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Appropriates funds to continue the Small Business Innovation Research Program within the High Technology Development Corporation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/21/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-25-17 1:30PM in conference room 423. NAKASHIMA ETT, WAM
HB597 HD1
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Broadband Coordinator
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism a broadband coordinator to create the state broadband plan. Requires report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB597 HD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. NAKASHIMA ETT, WAM
HB598 HD2 SD1
Cyber Ecosystem; Cyber Security; University of Hawaii; Appropriations
RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.
Authorizes and provides funding for the University of Hawaii to participate in and contribute funding for the development of a Hawaii cyber ecosystem and related aspects of cyber security. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). NAKASHIMA EDB, HED, FIN
HB599 HD1 SD2
Hawaii State Planning Act; Rental and for-Sale Affordable Housing; Extremely Low- to Above Moderate- Income Housing
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PLAN.
Amends Hawaii State Planning Act to prioritize housing opportunities for extremely low- to above moderate- income households, require periodic updates to functional plans, and amend member nomination process for advisory committees for the functional plans. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 082, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183). NAKASHIMA HOU, WAM
HB604 HD1 SD1
Landscaping; Mosquito Breeding Habitat; DOH; Department of Agriculture
RELATING TO LANDSCAPING.
Requires the department of agriculture, in consultation with the department of health, to create and maintain a list of plants and landscaping-related structures or equipment that are known to be preferred habitats for mosquito breeding and prohibits use of these elements in public landscaping. Exempts routinely maintained botanical gardens. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. LOWEN, BELATTI, CREAGAN, EVANS, HASHEM, JOHANSON, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, TODD, WOODSON CPH, WAM
HB605 HD1 SD1
Wastewater; Household Aerobic Units; Department of Health
RELATING TO WASTEWATER.
Prohibits the installation or use of household aerobic units that discharge directly to groundwater unless approved by the Director of Health. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 089, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). LOWEN AEN, CPH/WAM
HB606 HD2 SD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Pests; Control; Removal; Private Property; Counties
RELATING TO COUNTY ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Authorizes the counties, through their employees or authorized agents, to enter private property to control or eradicate invasive species and pests. (HB606 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 182, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1296). LOWEN PSM/AEN, JDL  SB637
HB607 HD1 SD2 CD1
Kupuna Care Program; Kupuna Caregivers Program; Executive Office on Aging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.
Authorizes the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program to assist community members in obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce. Clarifies the kupuna service and support options provided by area agencies on aging within the program. Appropriates funds for establishing and implementing the Kupuna Caregivers Program. (HB607 CD1)
(S) 7/10/2017- Act 102, 07/06/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1203). TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAY, SOUKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, WOODSON, Oshiro CPH/HMS, WAM  SB534
HB615 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kupuna Caucus; Healthy Aging Partnership; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
Appropriates funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership Program to further the program's important role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (HB615 CD1)
(S) 7/10/2017- Act 103, 07/06/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204). TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, SAY, SOUKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, San Buenaventura HMS, CPH/WAM  SB531
HB617 HD1
Land Recordation; Deregistered Land
RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.
Establishes the requirements that any plan of land for deregistered land must meet for recordation at the bureau of conveyances. Requires that any plan of land that involves deregistered land that is filed with the registrar of conveyances must be accompanied by data on the deregistration. (HB617 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WTL, JDL. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, SAIKI, SAY, YAMASHITA WTL, JDL
HB618 HD2
Non-agricultural Park Lands
RELATING TO LAND LEASES.
Sets a deadline for the transfer of certain non-agricultural park lands from the Department of Land and Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture. (HB618 HD2)
(S) 3/17/2017- The committee on AEN deferred the measure. YAMANE, DECOITE, EVANS, KONG, MORIKAWA, OHNO, ONISHI, YAMASHITA, Creagan, San Buenaventura WTL/AEN, WAM
HB620 HD1 SD2
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to support the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/26/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 1:30PM in conference room 225. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, ITO, MCKELVEY, SOUKI, YAMASHITA OMH, WAL, FIN
HB622 HD1
Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund; Public Land Trust; OHA
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC TRUST LAND.
Authorizes the BLNR Chairperson to transfer public land trust funds to the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund. Authorizes the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to expend public land trust funds for purposes consistent with those of the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund. (HB622 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to HWN/WTL, WAM. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, DECOITE, ITO, MCKELVEY, SOUKI, YAMASHITA HWN/WTL, WAM
HB625 HD3 SD2
Broadband; Small Wireless or Wireline Facilities; Siting Process; State-owned and County-owned Utility Poles or Light Standards; Permits
RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
Establishes a collocation permitting, application, review and approval process for telecommunications companies proposing to install broadband infrastructure on solely state-owned or solely county-owned utility poles or light standards. Establishes the siting process. Takes effect on 5/22/2050. Applies to permit applications filed with the State or county after 1/1/2019. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. YAMANE, AQUINO, CHOY, CULLEN, KONG, YAMASHITA IAC, WAL, CPC, FIN
HB627 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Public-private Partnership Coordinator Position; Office of Public-private Partnership; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
Authorizes establishment of a State Public-Private Partnership Coordinator position within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to manage public-private partnerships entered into by the State and associated contracts, proposals, and negotiations, except public-private partnerships entered into by Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Establishes an Office of Public-private Partnership within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Appropriates funds. (HB627 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, C. LEE, NAKASHIMA, YAMASHITA ETT, WAM
HB628 SD1
Construction; Revolving Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.
Establishes the Infrastructure Capacity Construction Loan Revolving Fund to provide loans to counties, state agencies, or private developers for infrastructure improvements. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/01/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, KONG, C. LEE, YAMASHITA WAM
HB629 SD1
Taxation; Construction Projects; ERS; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the Board of Directors of the Employees' Retirement System to conduct a study into the viability of exempting from income tax and general excise tax an amount up to an unspecified percentage of the costs of the construction and operation of projects entered into under a public-private partnership with the ERS to improve water infrastructure or water supply, or to promote clean energy and the viability of allowing ERS investments in such public-private partnerships. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL/WAM. YAMANE, CULLEN, ITO, KONG, C. LEE, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, Choy, Yamashita TRE, JDL/WAM
HB630 HD1 SD1
Drought Mitigation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.
Appropriates funds for county drought mitigation projects and measures. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent planner IV position within the Commission on Water Resource Management to update the Hawaii drought plan. Effective 3/15/2099. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. YAMANE, DECOITE, EVANS, ITO, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura, Todd WTL, WAM
HB632 HD1 SD1 CD1
Water Infrastructure Loans; Water Utilities; Water Tanks
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOANS.
Broadens the Water Infrastructure Loan Program to include loans made to water utilities and for water tanks. (HB632 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 133, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). YAMANE, AQUINO, CREAGAN, CULLEN, ICHIYAMA, KONG, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, YAMASHITA, DeCoite WTL/CPH, WAM
HB633 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; Appurtenant Works
RELATING TO ASSISTING DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.
Clarifies that aboveground freshwater storage tanks are included in the definition of "appurtenant works" for the purpose of authorizing the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners. (HB633 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 134, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). YAMANE, AQUINO, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, SAY WTL, WAM
HB634 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Nuuanu Managed Aquifer Recharge and Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to the Board of Water Supply to upgrade Nuuanu reservoir #1 to meet state dam safety standards, as a component of the Nuuanu hydroelectricity project. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, C. LEE, LUKE TRE/WTL, WAM
HB635 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Nuuanu Managed Aquifer Recharge and Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to the Board of Water Supply to upgrade Nuuanu reservoir #4 to meet state dam safety standards, as a component of the Nuuanu hydroelectricity project. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, C. LEE, LUKE TRE/WTL, WAM
HB636 HD1 SD1
Water Conservation Rebate Program; County Water Supply Departments; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
Establishes a two-year water conservation financial assistance pilot program to provide financial assistance to county-owned public water systems. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050, repeals 6/30/19. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 5:03PM in Conference Room 224. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, LOWEN, SAY WTL/PSM, WAM  sb635
HB637 HD2 SD2 CD1
State Building Codes; Adoption; Interim Building Codes; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODES.
Requires the State Building Code Council to adopt codes or standards within two years of official publication, otherwise automatic adoption into Hawaii State Building Code will occur until such adoption is effectuated. Deletes requirement for Council adoption of new model building codes within 18 months of official publication date. Authorizes Council to receive private funds for code adoption. Appropriates funds to Council. (HB637 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 141, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, SAY PSM/GVO, CPH/WAM  sb634
HB643
Irrigation; General Obligation Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
Authorizes the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to the Waiahole Irrigation System.
(S) 3/21/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. CULLEN, AQUINO, ONISHI AEN, WAM  SB684
HB644 HD1
Economic Development; New Markets Tax Credits; Loans; Qualified Community Development Entity
RELATING TO NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS.
Expands methods for the delivery of funding to a project by providing loans to capitalize a qualified community development entity and provide guarantees or other credit enhancements to facilitate private lender participation in new markets tax credit financing. Increases total maximum funding amounts. (HB644 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to ETT, WAM. CULLEN, NAKASHIMA ETT, WAM  sb765
HB646 HD1
Persons with Disabilities; Parking Permits; Blind; Visually Handicapped
RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Allows individuals who are blind or visually handicapped to apply for and obtain a removable windshield placard to use a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities. (HB646 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- The committee on HMS deferred the measure. CULLEN, AQUINO, BROWER, HAR, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LOPRESTI, NAKAMURA, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, DeCoite, Gates, San Buenaventura, Takayama TRE/HMS, JDL
HB651 HD2 SD1
Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies; Identity Theft; Protected Consumer; Security Freeze; Credit Report; Record
RELATING TO CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES.
Requires a consumer credit reporting agency to create a record for protected consumers, including minors under the age of sixteen and incapacitated persons, who do not have an existing credit file. Permits a representative of a protected consumer to place a security freeze on the protected consumer's credit report or any record created for the protected consumer. Effective 1/1/2018. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 092, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193). MCKELVEY CPH
HB655 HD1 SD1 CD1
Rose-ringed Parakeet; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to assist and provide supplemental funds to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research the adverse effects of the rose-ringed parakeet on Kauai and develop and begin implementation of a control plan to reduce the negative impacts. (HB655 CD1)
(S) 6/6/2017- Act 031, 06/01/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). NAKAMURA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, KONG, MORIKAWA, TOKIOKA, YAMANE WTL/AEN, WAM  SB772
HB660 HD2 SD1
Affordable Housing; Revolving Fund; Subaccount; Loans; Infrastructure Development; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT LOAN REVOLVING FUND.
Establishes the infrastructure development loan subaccount within the dwelling unit revolving fund to make loans to developers to finance the costs of the infrastructure of housing developments. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. BROWER, FUKUMOTO, GATES, ICHIYAMA, KONG, LUKE, MCKELVEY, OSHIRO HOU/ETT, WAM
HB669 HD1
Domestic Abuse; Department of Human Services; Family Court; Report
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Streamlines the reporting requirements of the Department of Human Services (DHS)and the family courts to require DHS, upon direction of the court, to provide the family court with an oral or written report regarding the safety of a minor child of the parties on or prior to the next regularly scheduled court hearing. Provides that if DHS provides a written report, the DHS need not appear at the hearing unless ordered to do so. Requires the court to provide copies of all written reports to the parties. (HB669 HD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDL. MORIKAWA, BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, THIELEN, LoPresti, San Buenaventura, Todd HMS, JDL  SB507
HB670 HD1
Tax Credit; Earned Income
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Creates the Hawaii Working Family Tax Credit, a refundable credit capped at 10 percent of the federal earned income tax credit. (HB670 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. EVANS, BELATTI, DECOITE, FUKUMOTO, HAR, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, THIELEN, TODD, TUPOLA WAM  SB508
HB672 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program; Department of Education; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
Formally establishes the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program within the Department of Education. Establishes a dedicated special fund and positions within the Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services to support the program. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/1/2090. (SD2)
(S) 4/21/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-17 1:00PM in conference room 016. BELATTI, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, THIELEN, TODD EDU, CPH/WAM  SB510
HB674 HD2 SD2 CD1
Child Care Providers; Liability Insurance; Department of Human Services; Wiley Kaikou Muir Act
RELATING TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Requires all child care providers to obtain and maintain liability insurance as a condition of licensure, temporary permission, or registration and disclosure of insurance-related information to certain parents or guardians. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session. (HB674 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 161, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1275). SAN BUENAVENTURA, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, SAY, THIELEN, DeCoite, LoPresti, Nakamura, Todd HUS, CPC, FIN  SB512
HB680 HD2 SD1
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology; Barbering; Cosmetology; Intimate Partner Violence; Training; Licensing
RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.
Requires barber, beauty operator, and instructor licensees under the board of barbering and cosmetology to complete a one-time, three-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education. (SD1)
(S) 4/4/2017- The committee on JDL deferred the measure. BELATTI, ICHIYAMA, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, OSHIRO CPH, JDL  SB518
HB690 HD1
Taxation; Income Tax Rates
RELATING TO INCOME TAX RATES.
Decreases income tax rates by approximately 25 percent for all but the top income earners. Reinstates higher income tax brackets and rates similar to those that were repealed on 12/31/2015. (HB690 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. FUKUMOTO WAM
HB693 HD1 SD1
Youth; Prevention, Intervention, and Group and Individual Counseling; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROGRAMS FOR HIGH RISK YOUTH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the operational costs of an organization providing prevention, intervention, and group and individual counseling for high risk youth. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OSHIRO HMS, WAM
HB696 SD1
Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; Dentists; Dental Hygienists; Dental Assistants; Scope of Practice
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Part I: changes the name of the board of dental examiners to the board of dentistry and dental hygiene; beginning on 7/1/2018, changes the board composition by increasing dental hygienist representation and ensuring Oahu and neighbor island representation among dental hygienist members. Part II: clarifies the allowable and prohibited practices requirements for dental assistants; clarifies that rules shall not infringe upon, overlap with, or conflict with the duties and scope of practice for licensed professionals; and prohibits persons from employing, directing, or ordering a dental assistant or other person to perform services or procedures within the scope of practice of dental hygiene. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 4:30PM in conference room 016. MIZUNO, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CULLEN, EVANS, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OSHIRO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WOODSON, DeCoite HLT, CPC, FIN
HB717 HD1
Notaries Public; Limited Purpose Driver's License
RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.
Prohibits a commissioned notary public from accepting a limited purpose driver's license for verification of identification. (HB717 HD1)
(S) 3/17/2017- The committee on CPH deferred the measure. SOUKI CPH, JDL  SB332
HB725 HD2
Maritime Cargo; Commercial Vehicle; Highways; Appropriation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a weigh in motion and axle scale system at all commercial harbor facilities. Requires maritime cargo carriers to report to the Department containers or loads subject to highway weight restrictions. Appropriates funds. (HB725 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to TRE, WAM. AQUINO, CULLEN, HASHEM, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, YAMANE, McDermott, San Buenaventura TRE, WAM  SB1031
HB727 HD1 SD2 CD1
Transportation; Motorcycle; Shoulder Lane
RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES.
Authorizes the Department of Transportation to allow motorcycles and motor scooters on shoulder lanes, as determined by the Department, in times of traffic congestion. (HB727 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). AQUINO TRE, JDL
HB728 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Products; General Excise Tax; Exemption
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Expands the agricultural products general excise tax exemption to include additional types of agricultural products. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2017. (SD1)
(S) 3/21/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. AQUINO AEN, WAM
HB733 HD1 SD2
Marine Terminal Equipment; Safety Inspection; Vehicle Registration; License
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Provides exemptions from vehicle registration, safety inspection, and driver licensure requirements for tractor trucks, forklifts, and top picks being used as marine terminal equipment when operating on Sand Island Parkway and Sand Island Access Road between terminal locations under specific conditions. (SD2)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 115, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216). AQUINO TRN, CPC, FIN  SB1030
HB735 HD2 SD2 CD1
Motor Vehicle Rentals; Pass-on Costs
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Defines vehicle license recovery fees. Expands the base of government fees and taxes that a motor vehicle lessor may pass on to a lessee on a prorated basis to be the vehicle license recovery fees. Amends the prorated amount of vehicle license recovery fees that rental car companies may pass on to lessees. Requires all rental car companies to submit an annual audit to the Office of Consumer Affairs. Requires the motor vehicle rental industry to report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2019. (HB735 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 137, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238). AQUINO TRE/CPH, WAM
HB738 HD1
Electric Vehicles; Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. (HB738 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to TRE/GVO, WAM. AQUINO TRE/GVO, WAM
HB773 HD2
Industrial Hemp; Pilot Program
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Makes modifications to the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program by permitting submission of a license application at any time during the year in which the applicant plans to grow industrial hemp, amending physical facility requirements, and repealing the requirement for a movement permit to transport plants or plant material. (HB773 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to AEN, JDL. GATES, CREAGAN, C. LEE, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, DeCoite, Holt, Quinlan AEN, JDL
HB775 HD2
Department of Agriculture; Chicken Eggs; Certification
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Repeals the requirement that the DOA must: (1) grant permission prior to the removal of eggs from any dock or landing; and (2) certify that eggs contained in a shipment are properly marked. Requires importation and other documents to be furnished to the DOA before imported eggs are offered for sale. Provides that a violation of section 147-75, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be considered an unfair and deceptive act or practice for which a person may bring an action. (HB775 HD2)
(S) 4/27/2017- Act 013, 04/27/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1113). CREAGAN AEN, CPH
HB783 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the department of agriculture to establish a two-year agricultural theft and vandalism pilot project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the county of Hawaii. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL/WAM. CREAGAN, EVANS, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, THIELEN, TODD, YAMASHITA, DeCoite, Gates AEN/PSM, JDL/WAM
HB794 HD1 SD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Green Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the University of Hawaii (UH) Green Special Fund to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability projects and services, and planning, design, and implementation of sustainability projects for UH's benefit. Requires UH to submit an annual report to the Legislature. (HB794 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 186, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). C. LEE, BROWER, EVANS, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, YAMANE, Creagan HRE/TRE, WAM
HB795 HD1
Forest Restoration; Carbon Forestry Certification; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CARBON FORESTRY CERTIFICATION.
Appropriates funds for certification of a reforestation carbon project at Haleakala, Maui, operated by DLNR, under an established forest carbon standard certification system. Requires DLNR to submit an annual report on the project certification to the legislature. (HB795 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WTL, WAM. C. LEE WTL, WAM
HB796 HD1
Assault of Utility Worker; Felony
RELATING TO THE ASSAULT OF A UTILITY WORKER.
Establishes a class C felony for an assault against a utility worker that causes serious or substantial bodily injury or an assault against a utility worker with a dangerous instrument that causes bodily injury. (HB796 HD1)
(S) 3/31/2017- The committee on JDL deferred the measure. C. LEE, BROWER, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI JDL
HB801 HD1 SD1
Child Support; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
Requires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving the public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support payments when determining the needs of an applicant for or recipient of public assistance. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 1/1/2075. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. C. LEE HMS, WAM
HB810 HD1 SD1
Collective Bargaining; Impasse; Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Allows collective bargaining parties to resolve impasses related to contribution disputes through binding arbitration. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. JOHANSON, HOLT JDL, WAM
HB814 HD2
Online Privacy; Employees; Students
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.
Adopts uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees and students from employers and educational institutions, respectively. (HB814 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to CPH, JDL. LOPRESTI, QUINLAN, TODD, Gates, Holt, Nakamura CPH, JDL
HB832 HD1 SD1 CD1
Condominiums; Condominium Association Members; Board Members; Board Meetings; Notice
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Specifies that condominium boards may be in violation of fiduciary duty for violating the mediation and arbitration requirements of the condominium law. Allows association member participation in board meetings pursuant to rules established therefor. Requires board meeting notices to list items on the meeting agenda. Requires unapproved final drafts of meeting minutes to be available within 30 days after the meeting. (HB832 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 081, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). KONG CPH  SB627
HB839 HD1 SD1 CD1
Audit; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Special Land and Development Fund; Land Conservation Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Requires the Auditor to conduct an audit of the Special Land and Development Fund and Land Conservation Fund of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates funds. (HB839 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 209, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1323). YAMANE, CULLEN, KONG, LOWEN, ONISHI, SAIKI, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA WTL, WAM
HB840 HD1
Performance Audit; Department of Land and Natural Resources, Land Division ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Requires the Auditor to conduct a performance audit of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Land Division. Appropriates funds for necessary staff positions. (HB840 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- The committee on WTL deferred the measure. YAMANE, CULLEN, KONG, LOWEN, ONISHI, SAIKI, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA WTL, WAM
HB844 HD1 SD1
Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program; At-Risk Youth; Coordinator Position; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH.
Requires the Office of Youth Services to coordinate a two-year Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program in partnership with private organizations to coordinate a network that youth can access for safety and where youth can obtain advice, guidance, programs, and services. Establishes a Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program Coordinator position. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 9:05AM in conference room 229. GATES, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OSHIRO, TODD, WOODSON, Johanson, Quinlan, San Buenaventura HMS, WAM
HB845 HD2 SD2 CD1
Inmates; Identification Cards; Reentry; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.
Requires the Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with various agencies and upon request of the inmates, to issue civil identification cards to inmates and to assist inmates in obtaining the inmates' birth certificate, social security card, and other relevant identification necessary for successful reentry into society. Requires the Department of Public Safety to initiate the process of assisting inmates released to work furlough, extended furlough, or community placement programs at least ninety days prior to the inmates' release. (HB845 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 056, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1156). GATES, CREAGAN, ING, C. LEE, LOWEN, OHNO, TAKAYAMA, DeCoite, LoPresti, Nakamura, Quinlan, Todd, Woodson PSM, JDL/WAM
HB847 HD1 SD1 CD1
University of Hawaii; Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCH.
Establishes the Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program to expressly give the University of Hawaii the legal authority to create, promote, and participate in new economic enterprises and expand workforce opportunities based on inventions and discoveries generated by or at the University. Repeals on June 30, 2021. (HB847 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 039, 06/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139). WOODSON, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ING, KONG, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TODD HRE/ETT, JDL/WAM  SB137
HB848 HD2 SD2
University of Hawaii; Microgrid; Microgrid Plan
RELATING TO ENERGY MODERNIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.
Requires UH to develop a microgrid plan for one demonstration project at any property on Oahu owned, leased, or controlled by UH. Authorizes UH to select the location for the project. Requires UH to collaborate with the local electric utility. Requires quarterly status reports to the legislature. Requires UH to submit the microgrid plan to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2019. Defines "microgrid". Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 5:00 PM in Conference Room 225. WOODSON, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ING, KONG, C. LEE, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TODD HRE/TRE, CPH/WAM  SB143
HB849 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; Accounting and Financial Management System
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Reinstates the authority of the University of Hawaii System to maintain a separate accounting and financial management system that is compatible with the State of Hawaii accounting and financial system. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 091, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). WOODSON, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, ING, KONG, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, OHNO, ONISHI, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TODD, San Buenaventura HRE, WAM  SB144
HB850 HD2
University of Hawaii; Legislative Reports
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Repeals requirements for the University of Hawaii to prepare certain annual reports to the Legislature. (HB850 HD2)
(S) 4/27/2017- Act 014, 04/27/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1114). WOODSON, BELATTI, HASHEM, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TODD, Creagan, Evans, Matsumoto HRE, WAM  SB142
HB852 HD2 SD1 CD1
State Ethics Commission; Financial Disclosure Statements; Notice; Administrative Fine
RELATING TO ETHICS.
Authorizes the state ethics commission to post on its website for public inspection, the names of legislators, delegates to the constitutional convention, or certain employees who fail to file their financial disclosure statements by the statutory deadline. Allows the state ethics commission to use in-person service, electronic mail, or first-class mail to notify legislators, delegates to the constitutional convention, or certain employees who fail to timely file their financial disclosure statements. Increases the administrative fine and late penalty fee for failure to timely file financial disclosure statements. (HB852 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 052, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). NISHIMOTO JDL
HB860 HD1
Action for Quiet Title; Kuleana Land
RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.
Provides that where a quiet title action involves kuleana land, at the request of a defendant or defendants, the court shall order mandatory mediation or consolidation of separate actions, respectively; defendant's access to the land for native Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices shall not be extinguished or alienated; and plaintiff shall not recover cost, expenses, or attorney's fees. (HB860 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL. ING, KEOHOKALOLE, SAIKI, SOUKI JDL
HB861 HD2 SD1
Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Areas; DLNR
RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS.
Requires DLNR to adopt rules for a community-based subsistence fishing area within two years of receipt of a proposal. Establishes annual reporting requirement. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. ING WTL, WAM
HB865 HD2
OHA; Collective Bargaining; Civil Service
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Makes Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) employees subject to civil service and collective bargaining rights. Gives OHA voting rights as a public employer. (HB865 HD2)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to HWN/JDL, WAM. ING, NAKASHIMA HWN/JDL, WAM
HB875 HD1 SD1
Historic Preservation; State Historic Preservation Division; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Appropriates funds for 5 full-time equivalent (5.00 FTE) temporary student intern II positions within the state historic preservation division. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/23/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. EVANS, BROWER, CACHOLA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, TODD, YAMANE, San Buenaventura IAA, WAM
HB880 HD1 SD2 CD1
Mark Licensing Agreement; Department of Education
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Establishes a Mark Licensing Agreement Program within the Department of Education and authorizes the Department of Education to register trademarks and service marks for department programs and individual department schools and enter into licensing agreements for their use. (HB880 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 140, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). OHNO, TAKUMI EDN, CPC, FIN
HB884 HD1 SD2
School Impact Fees; Exemption
RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.
Exempts affordable housing units, additions to existing dwelling units, accessory dwelling units, ohana dwelling units, and affordable housing projects developed by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from school impact fee requirements. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD2)
(H) 4/20/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 687). CACHOLA, BROWER, EVANS, ITO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, SAY, TUPOLA, San Buenaventura EDU/HOU, WAM
HB887 HD1
Other Post-Employment Benefits; Unfunded Liability; EUTF
RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
Establishes the Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund within the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to help subsidize the costs of providing health and other benefit plans for active employees and retirees and their beneficiaries. Caps employer contributions to the OPEB trust fund, which are made to prefund the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the EUTF, when the separate accounts for each public employer within the OPEB trust fund have a combined balance of at least $2,000,000,000. If OPEB trust fund balance is at least $2,000,000,000 then public employer annual contributions of $300,000,000 shall be paid to the Employees' Retirement System to pay down ERS unfunded liabilities. Provides for the use of a portion of transient accommodations tax revenues to supplement deficient county public employer contribution amounts. (HB887 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL, WAM. CACHOLA, CULLEN, EVANS, ITO, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TUPOLA JDL, WAM
HB888 HD1
Public Officers and Employees; Health Benefits; Legislative Reference Bureau; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ADDRESSING THE HEALTH UNFUNDED LIABILITY.
Requires the LRB to study the feasibility of providing health benefits to state and county employees using a self-insured model. Makes an appropriation. (HB888 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to JDL/CPH, WAM. CACHOLA, BELATTI, CULLEN, EVANS, ITO, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TUPOLA JDL/CPH, WAM
HB889 HD1 SD2
Pesticides; Pesticide Use Revolving Fund
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
Increases the cap on the pesticide use revolving fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/26/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 10:05AM in conference room 224. DECOITE, CREAGAN, EVANS, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, TAKAYAMA, YAMANE AEN/HRE, WAM
HB891 HD1 SD1
Agriculture; Increased Local Food Production; Strategic Plan; Department of Agriculture; Governor
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the office of the governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and exports by 2020. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan to the legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2018 in order to codify the strategic plan and benchmarks. (SD1)
(S) 3/17/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. DECOITE, CREAGAN, EVANS, ING, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, TAKAYAMA, YAMANE AEN, WAM  SB624
HB894 HD1
Self-service storage facilities; Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Exempts individuals selling only insurance for property stored at a self-service storage facility from obtaining a license as an insurance producer provided that specific requirements are met. (HB894 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to CPH. MCKELVEY CPH
HB904 HD1 SD1
Invasive Species; Mitigation and Eradication; Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Establishes the invasive species rapid response special fund within DLNR. Establishes procedures for emergency declarations and expenditures. Appropriates moneys into the special fund. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 2:16PM in conference room 224. LOWEN, CREAGAN, DECOITE, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, SAY AEN/WTL, WAM  SB636
HB909 HD2 SD1
University of Hawaii; Research; Center for Commercialization; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes a Center for Commercialization at the University of Hawaii to commercially use intellectual property generated from research at the University for the benefit of the State and its residents. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-27-17 1:40PM in conference room 423. KEOHOKALOLE, CACHOLA, HASHEM, SAY, YAMASHITA HRE/ETT, WAM
HB911 HD1
High Technology Development Corporation; High Technology Shared Equipment Program ($)
RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires the High Technology Development Corporation to establish and administer a High Technology Shared Equipment Program to allow companies to share high technology equipment. Appropriates funds. (HB911 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to ETT, WAM. KEOHOKALOLE, JOHANSON, NAKASHIMA, QUINLAN ETT, WAM
HB912 HD2 SD1
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Psychiatric Specialization; Health Care Practitioners; Minors; Assisted Community Treatment; Health Services
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows advanced practice registered nurses who hold an accredited national certification in an advanced practice registered nurse psychiatric specialization to offer care and services to minors and patients in assisted community treatment programs similar to care and services offered by physicians and other health care service providers. Requires advanced practice registered nurses proving care and services to patients in assisted community treatment to hold prescriptive authority. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 088, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). BELATTI, BROWER, EVANS, JOHANSON, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, TAKUMI, Yamashita CPH
HB913 HD2 SD1
Cancer; Firefighters; Service Connected Disability; Medical Coverage
RELATING TO MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR FIREFIGHTERS.
Improves access for firefighters to comprehensive medical coverage and service-connected disability retirement benefits upon diagnosis with or death from cancer that is presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/24/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL/WAM. BELATTI, BROWER, EVANS, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, Yamashita CPH/PSM, JDL/WAM  SB383
HB916 HD1 SD2 CD1
Health Care Professionals; Loan Repayment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Makes an appropriation for the health care provider loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine. (HB916 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 058, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1158). BELATTI, BROWER, EVANS, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, TAKUMI, Yamashita CPH/HRE, WAM  SB1078
HB917 HD1 SD1
Mutual Benefit Societies; Minimum Net Worth; Requirements
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Clarifies that a mutual benefit society shall maintain a minimum net worth calculated based on gross annual premium revenues and gross annual health care expenditures and operating expenses. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. BELATTI, BROWER, EVANS, ING, JOHANSON, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, TAKUMI CPH  SB1077
HB918 HD1 SD1
Early Intervention; Department of Health; Web-based Data System; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EARLY INTERVENTION.
Appropriates funds for the procurement and maintenance of and training for a web-based data system in the Department of Health's Early Intervention Section. Effective 7/1/2090. (SD1)
(S) 4/21/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-17 1:00PM in conference room 016. BELATTI, BROWER, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, Evans, Kobayashi, Takumi, Yamashita CPH, WAM  SB405
HB930 SD2
Erin's Law Task Force; Education; Sexual Abuse; Sex Trafficking; Prevention; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Creates and appropriates funds for Erin's Law Task Force to review policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention, and report recommendations for the establishment of a program to educate public school children on sexual abuse prevention through age appropriate curricula. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/20/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 687). MIZUNO, CREAGAN, EVANS, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SOUKI EDU, WAM/JDL
HB932 HD1
Taxation; Refundable Food/Excise Tax Credit;
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Gradually increases the credit amounts and amends the income brackets of the refundable food/excise tax credit. Repeals the sunset date of Act 223, SLH 2015, which amended the food/excise tax credit. (HB932 HD1)
(S) 3/9/2017- Referred to WAM. OSHIRO, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ITO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, YAMASHITA, Onishi WAM
HB936 SD1
Charter Schools; Teacher Incentives; Teacher Bonuses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TEACHER INCENTIVES.
Clarifies that funds for bonuses required by statute or collective bargaining shall not be paid out of a charter school's facilities funding or per-pupil funds. Requires, beginning with fiscal year 2018-2019, that such bonuses be separate line items in the budget. Appropriates funds for teacher bonuses for hard-to-fill placement incentives and National Board certified teacher incentives for charter school teachers. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. TAKUMI, OHNO EDU, WAM  SB199
HB937 HD1 SD1 CD1
Executive Office on Early Learning; Family-Child Interaction Learning Programs; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Makes an appropriation for the Executive Office on Early Learning to enter into contracts with third-party providers for family-child interaction learning programs. (HB937 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 203, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317). TAKUMI EDU, WAM  SB711
HB942 HD1 SD1 CD1
World War II Filipino Veterans Monument; State Foundation on Culture and the Arts ($)
RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.
Authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II, with all costs to be expended from the Works of Art Special Fund. (HB942 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 035, 06/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). CULLEN, AQUINO, SAY, YAMANE IAA/PSM, WAM
HB943 SD2
Kapolei Jobs Initiative Pilot Program; Qualified Business; Income Tax Credit; Unemployment Tax Credit
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes a Kapolei jobs initiative pilot program that offers incentives to increase the number of businesses willing to establish themselves or open a new location in the Kapolei region. Establishes a tax credit, until 12/31/2022, as part of the Kapolei jobs initiative pilot program. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). CULLEN, AQUINO, LOPRESTI, SAY, YAMANE JDL, WAM/ETT  sb1192
HB946 HD1 SD1
High Occupancy Vehicle Lane; Violations; Penalties; Fine
RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.
Specifies that an unauthorized person who drives in a high occupancy vehicle lane shall be subject to a $150 fine. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL. FUKUMOTO, AQUINO, NISHIMOTO TRE, JDL
HB954 HD1
Jury Duty; Exemptions; Emergency Management
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM JURY DUTY.
Exempts active members of the Hawaii emergency management agency and county emergency management agencies from jury duty. (HB954 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDL. TOKIOKA, CREAGAN, ITO, KONG, OSHIRO, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITA, Brower PSM, JDL
HB957 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Schools; Heat Abatement; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEAT ABATEMENT.
Authorizes the Department of Education to borrow moneys interest-free from the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Loan Program for heat abatement measures at public schools. Requires the Department of Education to make payments on the loan from revenues saved by energy effici