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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
HB50 HD3 SD2 CD1
Appraisal Management Companies; Registration; Real Property; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.
Establishes an appraisal management company registration program within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to conform to minimum standards of the Appraisal Management Companies Final Rule and federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Establishes registration requirements, standards, and penalties for violations. Appropriates funds from the Compliance Resolution Fund. (HB50 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 118, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219). MCKELVEY CPH, WAM
HB73 HD1 SD1 CD1
Judicial Proceedings; Contested Case Hearings; Supreme Court; Expedited Review
RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Makes housekeeping amendments to section 14 of Act 48, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, by removing reference to subsections. (HB73 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 099, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). SAIKI JDL
HB74 HD1 SD1
Legislature; Attorneys; Senate; House of Representatives
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF ATTORNEYS.
Replaces a requirement that the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate must jointly request legal representation for a legislative office before that respective house may receive legal representation with a requirement that allows either the speaker's request or the senate president's request, as appropriate, to constitute a sufficient request. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). SAIKI JDL
HB83 HD1 SD2 CD1
Homelessness; Working Group; Safe Zones; Appropriation ($)
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
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
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 ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Land and Natural Resources all property upon which certain public high schools are situated. Extends the twenty-first century schools pilot program by an additional five years. (HB116 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 206, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1320). SAIKI, TAKUMI, YAMANE EDU/WTL, WAM
HB143 SD1 CD1
State Bonds
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (HB143 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 127, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB144 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mitigation of Hazardous Situations Statewide ($)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Makes an appropriation to the Hawaii community college for the Hawaii community college and University of Hawaii at Hilo, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and the Agribusiness Development Corporation, to study agriculture and agricultural learning opportunities on the island of Hawaii. Requires the Hawaii community college to submit a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:30PM in Conference Room 329. ONISHI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HAR, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, OSHIRO, TAKAYAMA, TODD, WOODSON, Quinlan HRE, WAM  SB1082
HB488 HD2 SD2
Low-income Housing Tax Credit
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity losses do not apply with respect to claims from the state low-income housing tax credit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. BROWER, CULLEN, HASHEM, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, MCKELVEY, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, San Buenaventura HOU/HMS, WAM  SB1142
HB492 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Staff; Appropriation ($)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Extends the sunset date of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Pilot Program to June 30, 2019. Appropriates funds for the Program. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:15 PM in Conference Room 225. NAKASHIMA, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA TRE/ETT, WAM  SB682
HB595 HD1 SD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Small Business Innovation Research Program; Appropriation ($)
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
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
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
HB620 HD1 SD2
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to support the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/26/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 1:30PM in conference room 225. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, ITO, MCKELVEY, SOUKI, YAMASHITA OMH, WAL, FIN
HB625 HD3 SD2
Broadband; Small Wireless or Wireline Facilities; Siting Process; State-owned and County-owned Utility Poles or Light Standards; Permits
RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
Establishes a collocation permitting, application, review and approval process for telecommunications companies proposing to install broadband infrastructure on solely state-owned or solely county-owned utility poles or light standards. Establishes the siting process. Takes effect on 5/22/2050. Applies to permit applications filed with the State or county after 1/1/2019. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. YAMANE, AQUINO, CHOY, CULLEN, KONG, YAMASHITA IAC, WAL, CPC, FIN
HB627 HD2 SD2 CD1
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Public-private Partnership Coordinator Position; Office of Public-private Partnership; Appropriation ($)
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 ($)
RELATING TO STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.
Establishes the Infrastructure Capacity Construction Loan Revolving Fund to provide loans to counties, state agencies, or private developers for infrastructure improvements. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/01/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, KONG, C. LEE, YAMASHITA WAM
HB632 HD1 SD1 CD1
Water Infrastructure Loans; Water Utilities; Water Tanks
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOANS.
Broadens the Water Infrastructure Loan Program to include loans made to water utilities and for water tanks. (HB632 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 133, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). YAMANE, AQUINO, CREAGAN, CULLEN, ICHIYAMA, KONG, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, YAMASHITA, DeCoite WTL/CPH, WAM
HB633 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Dam and Reservoir Owners; Appurtenant Works
RELATING TO ASSISTING DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.
Clarifies that aboveground freshwater storage tanks are included in the definition of "appurtenant works" for the purpose of authorizing the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners. (HB633 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 134, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). YAMANE, AQUINO, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, SAY WTL, WAM
HB636 HD1 SD1
Water Conservation Rebate Program; County Water Supply Departments; Appropriation ($)
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
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 ($)
RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to assist and provide supplemental funds to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research the adverse effects of the rose-ringed parakeet on Kauai and develop and begin implementation of a control plan to reduce the negative impacts. (HB655 CD1)
(S) 6/6/2017- Act 031, 06/01/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). NAKAMURA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, KONG, MORIKAWA, TOKIOKA, YAMANE WTL/AEN, WAM  SB772
HB672 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program; Department of Education; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
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
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
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
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
HB794 HD1 SD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Green Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the University of Hawaii (UH) Green Special Fund to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability projects and services, and planning, design, and implementation of sustainability projects for UH's benefit. Requires UH to submit an annual report to the Legislature. (HB794 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 186, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). C. LEE, BROWER, EVANS, JOHANSON, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MORIKAWA, THIELEN, YAMANE, Creagan HRE/TRE, WAM
HB810 HD1 SD1
Collective Bargaining; Impasse; Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Allows collective bargaining parties to resolve impasses related to contribution disputes through binding arbitration. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. JOHANSON, HOLT JDL, WAM
HB832 HD1 SD1 CD1
Condominiums; Condominium Association Members; Board Members; Board Meetings; Notice
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Specifies that condominium boards may be in violation of fiduciary duty for violating the mediation and arbitration requirements of the condominium law. Allows association member participation in board meetings pursuant to rules established therefor. Requires board meeting notices to list items on the meeting agenda. Requires unapproved final drafts of meeting minutes to be available within 30 days after the meeting. (HB832 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 081, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). KONG CPH  SB627
HB839 HD1 SD1 CD1
Audit; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Special Land and Development Fund; Land Conservation Fund; Appropriation ($)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Creates and appropriates funds for Erin's Law Task Force to review policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention, and report recommendations for the establishment of a program to educate public school children on sexual abuse prevention through age appropriate curricula. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/20/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 687). MIZUNO, CREAGAN, EVANS, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SOUKI EDU, WAM/JDL
HB936 SD1
Charter Schools; Teacher Incentives; Teacher Bonuses; Appropriation ($)
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
HB957 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Schools; Heat Abatement; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEAT ABATEMENT.
Authorizes the Department of Education to borrow moneys interest-free from the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Loan Program for heat abatement measures at public schools. Requires the Department of Education to make payments on the loan from revenues saved by energy efficiency measures. (HB957 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 057, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157). C. LEE, EVANS, JOHANSON, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA EDU/TRE, WAM
HB997 HD2 SD2 CD1
Airport Concessions; Contracts; Lease Terms; Bidding
RELATING TO CONCESSIONS.
Clarifies that the grant of concession or concession space shall not exceed fifteen years of a remaining term plus any agreed extension of the term. Removes the limitations on the types of airport concessions that are exempt from public bidding requirements. (HB997 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 138, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239). SOUKI, AQUINO TRE, WAM  SB1254
HB1006 HD1 SD2
University of Hawaii; Hawaii Ant Lab; Little Fire Ant; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Appropriates funds to the Hawaii ant lab for personnel and equipment to support mitigation of the little fire ant. 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. CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, ING, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD AEN/HRE, WAM
HB1009 HD3 SD1 CD1
Landlord Tenant Code; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Exemption
RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.
Exempts residence or occupancy in a structure or on a property directly controlled, owned, or managed by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from the requirements of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. (HB1009 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 114, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215). HASHEM HOU, CPH
HB1022 HD1 SD2 CD1
Claims Against the State; Appropriations ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (HB1022 CD1)
(H) 5/23/2017- Act 019, on 05/18/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB888
HB1027 HD1 SD2
Nonprofit Corporations; Conversion; Duty of Loyalty; Directors; Officers
RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.
Amends the nonprofit corporations law to: restore procedures that allow nonprofit corporations to convert into and out of domestic nonprofit corporations; impose a duty of loyalty on directors and officers of nonprofit corporations; and increase the length of time the attorney general has to review proposed dissolutions of public benefit corporations. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 087, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB893
HB1028 HD2 SD1
Charitable Organizations; Attorney General; Reports; Enforcement
RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Clarifies the Attorney General's regulatory authority over charitable organizations and charitable assets. Establishes procedures for deactivation of an obsolete charitable organization. Clarifies requirements for financial reports for solicitation campaigns and charitable organizations' annual reports. Makes housekeeping amendments to exemptions from registration and reporting requirements. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 086, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDL  SB894
HB1031 HD1 SD1 CD1
Criminal History Record Checks; Federal Tax Information; Child Support Enforcement Agency; Department of Taxation; Department of Human Services; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.
Adds the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Departments of Taxation, Human Services, and Labor and Industrial Relations to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on employees, prospective employees, and contractors who have access to federal tax information. (HB1031 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 132, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB897
HB1033 HD1 SD1 CD1
Administrative Procedures; State and County Agencies
RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE.
Allows state and county agencies to participate in administrative procedures under chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by including "agencies" within the definition of "persons" in section 91-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB1033 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 110, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB899
HB1044 HD1 SD2 CD1
Tax Credit; Renewable Fuels Production.
RELATING TO RENEWABLE FUELS TAX CREDIT.
Replaces the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism requirements related to the certification, administration, and verification of the renewable fuels production tax credit with a process that requires the taxpayer to file a third-party certified statement with the Department. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. (HB1044 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 142, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRE/ETT, WAM  SB910
HB1098 HD2 SD1 CD1
Homeless Shelters; Requirements
RELATING TO HOMELESS SHELTERS.
Provides that emergency shelters may have partitioned space for homeless persons or families based on Department of Human Services (DHS) guidelines. Delays the emergency or transitional shelter compliance requirements per Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2016, for contracts between DHS and emergency or transitional shelter provider agencies. Delays the effective date of Act 234, SLH 2016, except section 6(c) of the Act. (HB1098 CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 100, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JUD, FIN  SB964
HB1099 HD1 SD2 CD1
Child Abuse; Reports
RELATING TO REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE.
Brings the State into compliance with the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 and the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2010. Amends the definition of "child abuse or neglect" to include sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking in persons. Clarifies that records and information contained in child abuse and neglect reports that are expunged from the State's central registry may be retained by the Department of Human Services solely for future risk and safety assessment purposes. Deletes the child abuse investigation disposition of "unsubstantiated" and replaces it with "not confirmed". (HB1099 CD1)
(H) 5/23/2017- Act 016, on 05/18/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL  SB965
HB1114 HD1 SD2 CD1
Occupational Safety and Health Penalties; Director of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PENALTIES.
Amends fines for Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health violations and requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to adjust the penalties each year pursuant to federal law. Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the Legislature each year. (HB1114 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 126, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1227). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB980
HB1115 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Labor Relations Board; Electronic Service; Transcripts
RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.
Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to send notices of hearing electronically; requires the party seeking judicial review to bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case the Board shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript. (HB1115 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 122, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD, FIN  SB981
HB1129 HD1 SD1 CD1
Deputy Sheriffs; Special Duty
RELATING TO SPECIAL DUTY FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS.
Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop policies and procedures to govern the processing of requests for special duty and to establish a compensation schedule for law enforcement services provided by deputy sheriffs performing special duty. Requires a report to the legislature. Repeals on June 30, 2018. (HB1129 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 075, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, WAM  SB995
HB1130 HD1 SD1 CD1
Employment Practices; Department of Public Safety
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Authorizes the Department of Public Safety to administer lie detector and psychological tests to determine the suitability of candidates for corrections employment. (HB1130 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 076, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS, JUD, FIN  SB996
HB1135 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Safety; Justice Reinvestment Initiative; Crime Victims Restitution; Collection; Enforcement
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Amends Act 139, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, to make permanent certain provisions of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative relating to pretrial risk assessments, parole, and parole hearings. Amends the definition of "debt" relating to the recovery of money owed to the State to include court-ordered restitution subject to civil enforcement. Extends victims' access to adult probation records to include access to payment compliance records. Requires that any bail posted by a defendant be applied toward payment of any court-ordered restitution in the same case. (HB1135 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 077, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) PBS, JUD, FIN  SB1001
HB1152 HD1 SD2 CD1
Department of Transportation; Airports Division; Project Adjustment Fund
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS DIVISION, PROJECT ADJUSTMENT FUND.
Adds to the General Appropriations Act of 2015 a budget proviso to permit the utilization of the Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Project Adjustment Fund. Requires the Governor to report to Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session. (HB1152 CD1)
(H) 5/23/2017- Act 029, on 05/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1129). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) TRE, WAM  SB1018
HB1179 HD2 SD2 CD1
Rental Housing Projects; Construction; General Excise Tax Exemption; Collective Bargaining Agreement; Prevailing Wages
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Expands the types of rental housing projects that can be exempt from general excise taxes. Allows the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to exempt certain affordable rental housing projects from general excise tax and use tax costs. Allows the terms of the section 201H-36(a)(5) prevailing wages to be deemed the prevailing wages serving as the basis of compliance with chapter 104, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the construction of certain rental housing projects. (HB1179 CD1)
(H) 6/23/2017- Act 054, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). JOHANSON, BROWER, SAIKI HOU, JDL/WAM
HB1182 HD1 SD2
ERS; Stress Test
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Requires the ERS actuary to conduct annual stress tests of the system. Directs the ERS board to submit annual reports of the tests to the legislature. Takes effect 7/1/2017. (SD2)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 085, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). JOHANSON, HOLT, LUKE, SAIKI JDL, WAM
HB1195 HD1 SD1
Homelessness; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health and Department of Human Services, including the Office of Youth Services, to provide homeless outreach services and rental subsidies to reduce and prevent homelessness. Takes effect on 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 9:05AM in conference room 229. MORIKAWA, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, KOBAYASHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WOODSON HMS, JDL/WAM  sb1214
HB1229 HD1 SD1
Procurement; Subcontractor Listing
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Requires public procurement construction bids to list subcontractors and joint contractors only for contracts with an unspecified total value; provided that bids lacking this list may be accepted if in the State's best interest and the value of the work to be performed by the joint contractor or subcontractor is equal to or less than an unspecified per cent of the total bid amount. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 4/27/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 309. MCKELVEY GVO, JDL/WAM
HB1230 HD1 SD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Maui; MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST MAUIGROWN COFFEE, INC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. with the operation and expansion of its farm and mill. (SD2)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 116, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217). MCKELVEY, CREAGAN, DeCoite AEN, WAM
HB1231 HD1 SD1 CD1
Disaster Relief; Department of Education; Reimbursement; Carryover Funds
RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
Specifies instances in which the Department of Education may retain disaster relief funds. Clarifies that the Department of Education may carry over funds received as disaster relief appropriation or reimbursement. (HB1231 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 139, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240). TAKUMI EDU, WAM  SB1101
HB1235 HD1 SD1 CD1
Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act; Arbitration; Conditions
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION ACT.
Authorizes the use of arbitration to resolve certain family law disputes and child-related disputes. Specifies law and procedures applicable to arbitrations. (HB1235 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 113, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214). NISHIMOTO JDL
HB1244 HD1 SD2 CD1
Cesspools; Upgrade, Conversion, or Connection; Tax Credit
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Requires upgrade, conversion, or sewer connection of all cesspools in the State before 2050 unless exempted. Broadens eligibility criteria for tax credit to offset costs. Requires the Department of Health to investigate existing cesspools, assess incentive programs, and report to the Legislature. (HB1244 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 125, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1226). KEOHOKALOLE, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, LOWEN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TODD, DeCoite, Gates CPH/AEN, WAM
HB1245 HD2 SD2
Sunset Memorial Park; Repairs; Maintenance; Cemetery; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
RELATING TO CEMETERIES.
Limits liability for persons maintaining or repairing cemetery grounds. Requires the director of commerce and consumer affairs, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop strategies for repair and maintenance of Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City, Oahu. Requires report to Legislature. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(H) 4/20/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 687). TAKAYAMA, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, GATES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCDERMOTT, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TAKUMI, WARD, Belatti, DeCoite, Evans, Kobayashi, Todd CPH, JDL/WAM  SB1113
HB1246 HD2 SD2 CD1
Criminal Offenders; Alternative Programs; Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance
RELATING TO ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION.
Authorizes electronic monitoring and surveillance of offenders in programs that offer alternatives to incarceration. (HB1246 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 074, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175). TAKAYAMA, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, EVANS, GATES, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, MCDERMOTT, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SOUKI, DeCoite, Ichiyama, Kobayashi, Todd PBS, JUD, FIN
HB1258 HD2 SD2 CD1
Transportation; Autocycles; Registration; Operation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes registration requirements and driver's licensing requirements for operation of autocycles. (HB1258 CD1)
(S) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 216, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1330). AQUINO TRE, CPH  SB1258
HB1262 HD2 SD1
Charter Tour Operators; Client Trust Accounts; Federally Insured Financial Institutions
RELATING TO CHARTER TOUR OPERATORS.
Permits charter tour operators to deposit sums subject to section 468L-23, HRS, in a trust account maintained in a federally insured financial institution serving as the depository bank for a public charter program subject to federal regulations. Permits charter tour operators to maintain client trust accounts in a federally insured financial institution located out of the State, if certain conditions are met. Effective 7/1/2112. (SD1)
(S) 4/27/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. OHNO CPH
HB1272 HD1 SD1
Medicaid; Telehealth; Psychiatric Services
RELATING TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHIATRIC CARE FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS.
Specifies that coverage for telehealth under the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs includes psychiatric services delivered via telehealth through a behavioral health care manager who is present in a primary health care provider's office. Takes effect 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 9:05AM in conference room 229. EVANS, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, DECOITE, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MCDERMOTT, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SOUKI, TODD, YAMANE HMS/CPH, WAM  SB1155
HB1299 HD1 SD1
Prescription Drugs; Pharmacy; Customized Patient Medication Packages
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions. Effective 7/1/2070. (SD1)
(S) 4/26/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 10:00AM in conference room 016. MIZUNO, EVANS, SOUKI CPH
HB1309 HD1 SD1
Grants; Legislative Policies; Capital Improvement Project; Governor; Expending Agency; Delegation; Transfer
RELATING TO GRANTS.
Adds grants for planning, design, construction, renovation, operations, and equipment of facilities to the types of grants for which repayment to the State is required if the grantee discontinues the activities or services approved in the grant. Designates the Department of Budget and Finance as the negotiating agency for grant repayments. Requires grantees to publicly recognize State support of projects awarded grants. Authorizes expending agencies of grants and capital improvement project funds to delegate their expending authority to a different agency, subject to approval of the grantee and the Governor. (SD1)
(S) 7/11/2017- Vetoed on 07-11-17 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1265). CULLEN, AQUINO, LUKE WAM
HB1322 HD2 SD1
Procurement Code; Construction; Federal Requirements; Analysis ($)
RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
Requires the State Procurement Office, in conjunction with DOE, UH, DOT, and DAGS, to conduct an analysis and review of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, specifically with regard to the awarding of construction contracts. Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds for the analysis and review. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 11:05AM in conference room 325. YAMASHITA WAM
HB1325 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Agriculture; Biosecurity Program; Import Replacements; Appropriations; Clift Tsuji Act ($)
RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish and report to the Legislature on parameters and construction requirements for biosecurity facilities that provide for and ensure the safety of agricultural and food commodities. Makes appropriations for the biosecurity program, including projects for import replacements of high risk crops. (HB1325 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 163, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277). YAMASHITA, CHOY, DECOITE, HASHEM, KONG, ONISHI, SAY, TOKIOKA AEN, WAM
HB1327 HD1 SD1
High Technology Development Corporation; Manufacturing Development Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Appropriates funds for the Manufacturing Development Program. 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, FUKUMOTO, HOLT, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, MORIKAWA, SAIKI, YAMASHITA ETT, WAM
HB1329 HD1 SD1
Technology; Application Challenges; Grant; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.
Appropriates funds for grants to participants in application challenges so that the proof of concepts created during the challenges can be developed into prototypes suitable for local and state government. Requires matching funds. Effective 7/1/2038. (SD1)
(H) 4/21/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-25-17 1:30PM in conference room 423. NAKASHIMA, BROWER, KEOHOKALOLE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, TODD, YAMASHITA ETT, WAM  SB1126
HB1333 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Honokaa Land Company ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Honokaa Land Company, LLC, with acquiring, developing, and renovating agricultural facilities and structures. (SD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 117, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218). EVANS WAM  SB1255
HB1339 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Invasive Species Authority; Established; Hawaii Invasive Species Council; Abolished; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.
Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and related duties. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 586). CREAGAN, EVANS, GATES, ICHIYAMA, LOPRESTI, SAY, THIELEN, WOODSON AEN, WAM
HB1351 HD1 SD2 CD1
Electronic Device Recycling Fund
RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING FUND.
Authorizes the Director of Health to expend moneys to support county electronics recycling collection. (HB1351 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 130, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1231). SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN/CPH, WAM  SB418
HB1381 HD2 SD1
Elevator Mechanics; Licensing; Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board
RELATING TO ELEVATOR MECHANICS.
Clarifies the scope of work for elevator mechanics. Amends the licensing requirements for elevator mechanics, and the powers and duties of the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). JOHANSON LAB, CPC, FIN
HB1382 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement; Small Business; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Assists small business in the state procurement process by establishing a temporary small business assistance initiative, small business advisory group, small business office, and small business procurement coordinator position within the State Procurement Office. Appropriates funds. (HB1382 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 042, 06/20/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1142). JOHANSON, HOLT, C. LEE, LUKE, NAKASHIMA, QUINLAN, SAIKI GVO/ETT, WAM/JDL
HB1389 HD1 SD1
Livestock Harvest Facilities; Department of Agriculture; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LIVESTOCK HARVEST FACILITIES.
Makes an appropriation for the planning and design of scalable livestock harvest facilities to be expended by the Department of Agriculture. Effective 8/1/2151. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 10:05AM in conference room 224. EVANS, CREAGAN, NAKASHIMA AEN, WAM  SB1257
HB1396 HD2 SD2 CD1
Community Care Foster Family Homes; Private-pay Clients; Medicaid Clients
RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.
Authorizes the Department of Health, working in consultation with the Department of Human Services, to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home after consideration of specified relevant factors. (HB1396 CD1)
(S) 6/1/2017- Act 030, 05/31/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130). MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, EVANS, GATES, LUKE, OHNO, SAIKI, SOUKI, TUPOLA, Woodson HUS, JUD, FIN
HB1401 HD1 SD1
Voting by Mail; Voter Service Centers; Places of Deposit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020, and allows any election to be conducted by mail prior to the 2020 primary election, in whole or in part, as determined by the chief election officer or county clerk, as appropriate. Establishes a limited number of voter service centers that would remain open from the tenth business day preceding an election through the day of the election to receive personal delivery of mail-in ballots, accommodate voters with special needs, offer same day registration and voting, and provide other election services. Allows for additional places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program. Requires the office of elections to submit a report to the legislature prior to the convening of each regular session from 2018 through 2023, regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system. Takes effect on 1/1/2020. (SD1)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 5:00PM in Conference Room 325. NISHIMOTO JDL/WAM
HB1402 HD2 SD2
Shared Leave Program; State and County Employees; Designation of Beneficiary Form
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES.
Requires each state government branch to establish a shared leave program for state employees. Allows the chief executive of a county to establish a shared leave program for county employees. Precludes a state government branch from prohibiting leave sharing between different departments or bargaining units because of administrative infeasibility. Clarifies that an employee's designation of beneficiary statement may be filed with the department where the employee is employed and eliminates the requirement that it be a verified written statement. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 5:00PM in conference room 325. NISHIMOTO, BELATTI, JOHANSON, LUKE, SAIKI, SOUKI LAB, JUD, FIN
HB1410 HD2 SD2
Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Medical Services Special Fund; Community Paramedic Services; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
Repeals the Emergency Medical Services Special Fund and appropriates an equal amount of general funds to the Department of Health for emergency medical services. Appropriates funds for community paramedic services. Effective 7/1/2090. (SD2)
(S) 4/26/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 10:00AM in conference room 016. LUKE CPH, WAM
HB1414 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Taxation; Tax System Modernization Project; Auditor; Audit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.
Requires the Auditor to investigate and report on the problems of the tax system modernization project of the department of taxation. Appropriates funds. (HB1414 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2017- Vetoed on 07-11-17 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1266). LUKE WAM
HB1418 SD1
Land Use; National Flood Insurance Program; Counties
RELATING TO LAND.
Amends the county exemptions from building permit and building code requirements to ensure that Hawaii's communities are not suspended from participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 070, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). YAMANE, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CHOY, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ING, ITO, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Cachola, McKelvey, Nishimoto, Oshiro PSM/AEN, CPH
HB1420 HD1 SD1 CD1
Filipino-American Veterans; Burial Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines. (HB1420 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 105, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206). CACHOLA, AQUINO, CHOY, DECOITE, EVANS, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, OSHIRO, SAIKI, WARD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Ito PSM, WAM
HB1435 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund; Comprehensive Loss Reduction Plan; Building Code Hurricane Standards
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS REDUCTION PLAN.
Clarifies that the comprehensive loss reduction plan of the HHRF shall include implementing building code requirements for hurricane standards in accordance with state building code and design standards. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-27-17 3:45PM in conference room 224. ITO, AQUINO, BROWER, HASHEM, MCDERMOTT, TAKAYAMA, San Buenaventura WAL, CPC, FIN  SB1154
HB1436 HD2 SD1 CD1
Emergency Mitigation; Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursement Grant; Updated Statewide Standards for Hurricane Mitigation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AWARDED FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Accounting and General Services to update statewide standards for hurricane mitigation and secure a reimbursement grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (HB1436 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 120, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1221). ITO, ICHIYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TODD WAM  SB1297
HB1444 HD2 SD2 CD1
Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Registration; Insurance Commissioner
RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
Requires pharmacy benefit managers to register with the Insurance Commissioner. (HB1444 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 044, 06/20/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). MORIKAWA, BELATTI, KOBAYASHI, MCKELVEY, OSHIRO, TODD HLT, CPC, FIN  sb1158
HB1465 HD2 SD2 CD1
Liquor License; Liquor Commission
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Amends statutory language on liquor license application and operating procedures for clarity. (HB1465 CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 184, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1298). TODD, BROWER, CACHOLA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAY, YAMASHITA PSM/CPH, JDL  sb1291
HB1469 HD1 SD2 CD1
Public Lands; Redevelopment Districts; Revolving Fund; Waiakea Peninsula ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Establishes procedures for designating public land redevelopment districts, planning committees, district redevelopment plans, and designated redevelopment district revolving funds. Establishes powers and duties of planning committees. Modifies public land lease restrictions. Establishes the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District, Planning Committee, and Revolving Fund until June 30, 2027. Appropriates funds. (HB1469 CD1)
(H) 5/2/2017- Recommitted to Conference committee as amended in CD 1 with none voting no and Representative(s) Ichiyama excused. ONISHI, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, CULLEN, ICHIYAMA, ITO, KONG, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TODD, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA ETT/WTL, WAM  SB1185
HB1471 HD3 SD2
Taxation; Transient Accommodations Brokers; Tax Collection Agents; General Excise Tax; Transient Accommodations Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Allows transient accommodations brokers to register as a tax collection agent on behalf of all of its operators and plan managers. Requires registered transient accommodations broker tax collection agent's operators and plan managers to obtain a GET license and TAT registration. Requires registered transient accommodations broker tax collection agents to file periodic and annual GET and TAT returns. Requires that each periodic return be accompanied by an electronic cover sheet containing required information. Requires all registered transient accommodations broker tax collection agents to inquire with their operators and plan managers whether the transient accommodation is in compliance with all pertinent state and county land use and tax laws. Requires the operator or plan manager to provide verification of and a statement confirming compliance with state and county land use laws in the form of a written certification, verification, or permit, as applicable, issued by the appropriate county agency. Allocates an unspecified per cent of GET and TAT taxes to the counties contingent upon establishment of a process to provide verification of compliance by an operator or plan manager with county land use laws. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Effective date 5/22/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/24/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 707). ONISHI, EVANS, SAY, TODD, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Brower, Creagan, DeCoite, Nakashima ETT/PSM, CPH/WAM
HB1475 HD2 SD2 CD1
Agricultural Lands; Farmers' Markets; Food Hubs
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Permits farmers' markets and food hubs on lands in agricultural districts. Effective upon its approval. (HB1475 CD1)
(H) 7/11/2017- Act 129, on 07/10/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1230). CREAGAN, ING, DeCoite, Thielen AEN/WTL, CPH
HB1478 HD1 SD1
Unmanned Aerial Systems; Development, Testing, and Evaluation; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES.
Appropriates funds to advocate, promote, develop, test, and evaluate unmanned aerial system technologies. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(H) 4/25/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-26-17 10:00AM in conference room 309. NAKASHIMA, EVANS, HOLT, ONISHI, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA ETT/HRE, WAM
HB1479 HD2 SD2
Hilo Community Economic District; HCDA
RELATING TO THE HILO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DISTRICT.
Establishes the Hilo Community Economic District as a community development district located in East Hawaii under the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Establishes the Hilo Community Economic Revolving Fund. Repeals on the earliest of 6/30/2037, inclusion of lands within the District within a redevelopment area, or establishment of a special improvement district that encompasses the lands within the District. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 5:30PM in Conference Room 309. NAKASHIMA, TODD ETT/WTL, WAM  SB1292
HB1488 HD1 SD1 CD1
Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Patients; Dispensaries; Production Centers
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Adds additional qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana patients and permits possession of additional plants. Amends requirements for and access to testing. Extends deadlines related to implementation of the dispensary system. Amends security, information tracking, and access requirements for licensed facilities. Clarifies DOH regulatory authority. Authorizes additional retail dispensing locations and plants for existing licensees. Requires DOH to report to Legislative Oversight Working Group. (HB1488 CD1)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 041, 06/20/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1141). BELATTI, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SOUKI, WOODSON, DeCoite, San Buenaventura CPH, JDL/WAM  SB1159
HB1498 HD1 SD1 CD1
Condominium Associations; Contracts; Resident Managers; General Managers; Operations Managers; Site Managers; Owners; Board of Directors; Mixed-use Projects; Elections; Board Members
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Part I: requires copies of contracts, written job descriptions, and compensation between the association and any person retained to manage the operation of the property on-site to be made available to any unit owner, and allows certain personal information to be redacted from the contracts. Part II: clarifies that in cases where the removal or replacement of a director elected by a class of unit owners is authorized, such removal or replacement may be by a majority of only the members of that class; and specifies that, for an election in a mixed-use condominium project where directors are elected by different classes of owners, an association may cast the vote or votes allocated to any nonresidential unit owned by the association where those eligible to vote in the election are limited to owners of one or more nonresidential units, including the nonresidential unit owned by the association. Part III: clarifies that tenants are prohibited from serving as board members of a condominium association. (HB1498 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 071, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). ICHIYAMA, MCKELVEY, OHNO CPH
HB1499 HD1 SD2
Condominiums; Condominium Associations; Owners; Cure of Default; Disputed Charges; Common Expense Assessments; Mediation; Arbitration; Condominium Education Trust Fund
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.
Parts I through IV: clarifies the process, including payment obligations, mediation requirements, and triggers for further default, where a condominium unit owner and association reach a payment plan to resolve a nonjudicial foreclosure; establishes procedures that provide condominium owners with the right to submit disputed legal fees, penalties or fines, late fees, lien filing fees, or other charges, except for common expense assessments, to the mediation process prior to payment; and makes conforming amendments. Part V: expands the scope of the condominium education trust fund to cover voluntary binding arbitration between interested parties; amends the conditions that mandate mediation and exceptions to mandatory mediation. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:15PM in Conference Room 016. ICHIYAMA, MCKELVEY, OHNO CPH, JDL/WAM
HB1501 HD2 SD1 CD1
Drug Paraphernalia; Possession; Delivery; Civil Violations
RELATING TO DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
Reclassifies drug paraphernalia possession and delivery offenses from felonies to violations subject to a fine of no more than $500. (HB1501 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 072, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173). SAN BUENAVENTURA, CREAGAN, EVANS, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TODD, WOODSON, Brower, DeCoite JDL  SB1248
HB1516 HD1 SD1 CD1
Forfeiture; Pet Animals; Equine Animals; Duly Incorporated Humane Societies and Duly Incorporated Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Petition
RELATING TO ANIMAL FORFEITURE.
Permits duly incorporated humane societies and duly incorporated societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to petition for full custody of an impounded pet animal or equine animal prior to the filing of certain criminal charges against the owner or custodian of the pet animal or equine animal. Allows a pet animal or equine animal to be destroyed by the petitioner prior to final disposition of certain criminal charges if the pet animal or equine animal is a danger to itself or others. Clarifies that an acquittal or dismissal in a criminal proceeding does not preclude civil proceedings under animal cruelty offenses. (HB1516 CD1)
(S) 7/6/2017- Act 078, 07/03/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). SAIKI, CREAGAN, CULLEN JDL
HB1518 HD1 SD2
Public Records; Uniform Information Practices Act; Circuit Courts; Vexatious Records Requesters
RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.
Provides that an agency may seek a declaratory judgment in circuit court that a requester is a vexatious records requester if the agency demonstrates that the person has established a clear pattern of conduct that amounts to an abuse of a process established by the Uniform Information Practices Act. Effective 7/1/2050. Repeals on 6/30/2020. (SD2)
(H) 4/18/2017- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 680). SAIKI GVO, JDL
HB1534 HD1 SD2
Appointed Officers; Residency Requirement; Police Departments; Police Chief
RELATING TO RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTED OFFICERS.
Allows a waiver of the one-year residency requirement for certain appointive officers when the officer is employed as the head of a county police department. Clarifies that all appointed officers in the service of state or county government, other than the head or deputy or assistant to the head of a state or county department, be residents of the State at the time of their appointment, and citizens, nationals, permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States. (SD2)
(S) 6/22/2017- Act 036, 06/19/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1136). SOUKI GVO/PSM, JDL
HB1536 HD2 SD1
Irrigation; Water; BOA; Public Utility
RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
Clarifies that the BOA has the power to acquire property by eminent domain for the construction and maintenance of water facilities that convey, distribute, and transmit water for agricultural uses, but not for domestic use. Amends the definition of "public utility" to exclude entities that convey, transmit, and distribute nonpotable water. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 3:30PM in conference room 224. SOUKI, YAMANE WAL, CPC, FIN  SB1275
HB1559 HD1 SD1
Sea Salt Products; Color Additives; Food and Drug Administration Guidance; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Appropriates funds to DBEDT in each of fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to provide guidance and support regarding the FDA's industry guidance on the use of color additives, as applied to sea salt products cultivated or produced in Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2038. (SD1)
(H) 4/20/2017- Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-21-17 1:30PM in conference room 423. HASHEM, BROWER, CREAGAN, GATES, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, NAKASHIMA, TAKAYAMA, TODD, WARD, YAMASHITA, DeCoite ETT, WAM  SB1221
HB1578 HD1 SD2 CD1
Carbon Farming Task Force; Climate Change; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Establishes the Carbon Farming Task Force within the Office of Planning to identify agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the State's agricultural and aquacultural sectors. Appropriates funds. (HB1578 CD1)
(S) 6/8/2017- Act 033, 06/06/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133). C. LEE, CREAGAN, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, LOWEN, QUINLAN, SAIKI ETT/AEN, WAM
HB1580 HD2 SD2
Department of Transportation; Renewable Energy; Working Group
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Establishes a clean ground transportation benchmark framework to maximize consumer fuel savings, including a near term 2025 target encouraging electric vehicle infrastructure buildout supporting Hawaii's goal for the reduction and ultimate elimination of the use of imported fuels for ground transportation by 2045. Directs the department of transportation to collaborate with the state energy office to develop recommendations to achieve those benchmarks. Amends the definition of electric vehicle to include fuel cell electric vehicles. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 4:15 PM in Conference Room 225. C. LEE, AQUINO, CULLEN, FUKUMOTO, GATES, LOWEN, QUINLAN, TODD, Hashem EEP, TRN, FIN
HB1584 HD2 SD2
Important Agricultural Lands; Counties; Land Use Commission; Appropriations; Tax Credit ($)
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Requires the counties to make recommendations for important agricultural lands by 6/30/2019 or forfeit that right to the Land Use Commission. Extends the period to claim important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credits by 10 years and limits cumulative tax credit to $1,000,000 per tax payer. Appropriates unspecified funds for identification and mapping of important agricultural lands. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 4/28/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-17 at 5:03PM in Conference Room 224. YAMASHITA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, ING, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, OSHIRO, SAY, TAKAYAMA, YAMANE WTL/AEN, WAM
HB1588 HD1 SD1 CD1
General Obligation (GO) Bonds; Repair and Maintenance; Restrictions
RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.
Prohibits the issuance of GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset where the repair or maintenance costs incurred add value to and prolong the life of the asset for a period of less than 10 years. Requires the Director of Finance to set a maturity date of not more than 10 years when issuing GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset where the repair or maintenance costs incurred add value to and prolong the life of the asset for a period of 10 years or more. (HB1588 CD1)
(S) 7/11/2017- Vetoed on 07-11-17 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). YAMASHITA, CACHOLA, CHOY, CULLEN, DECOITE, GATES, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, NAKAMURA, TOKIOKA WAM
HB1593 HD1 SD2
Green Infrastructure Authority; PUC; Loan Program; Clean Energy Savings; Energy Storage System Rebate Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.
Establishes the Clean Energy Savings Jump Start Program and Clean Energy Savings Jump Start Fund. Establishes the Energy Storage System Rebate Program as a three-year pilot program and requires the Green Infrastructure Authority to submit annual reports to the legislature on the program's progress and activities. Deletes the Public Utilities Commission's approval authority relative to the Green Infrastructure Loan Program. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD2)
(H) 4/27/2017- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-17 3:10PM in conference room 225. WOODSON, BELATTI, BROWER, C. LEE, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA TRE/CPH, WAM
HB1594 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; Promise Program; Scholarships; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
Establishes the University of Hawaii Promise Program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawaii system or any community college campus. Appropriates funds to establish and implement the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2017- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Thursday 04-27-17 1:00PM in conference room 329. WOODSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CHOY, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ING, ITO, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MCDERMOTT, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, OSHIRO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, TOKIOKA, TUPOLA, WARD, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Matsumoto, San Buenaventura HRE, WAM  SB1162
SB26 SD1 HD1 CD1
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Hawaii County; Career Criminal Prosecution Unit; Subsidy; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR HAWAII COUNTY.
Appropriates funds as a subsidy to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Hawaii County Career Criminal Prosecution Unit. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 204, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). GREEN, RUDERMAN, Inouye JUD, FIN
SB99 SD1 HD1 CD1
Housing Choice Voucher Program; Legal Nonconforming Dwelling Units; Counties
RELATING TO THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.
Prohibits any county from disqualifying a legal nonconforming dwelling unit from the Housing Choice Voucher Program if the unit meets zoning and building code requirements and other program standards such as health and safety standards. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 176, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1290). SHIMABUKURO, ESPERO, HARIMOTO HSG, FIN  HB82
SB100 SD2 HD1 CD1
Review of Tax Exemptions, Exclusions, Credits, and Deductions; Amendments
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Delays the reviews by the Auditor of tax exemptions, exclusions, credits, and deductions. Provides the Auditor with access to DOTAX records for the reviews and establishes confidentiality requirements concerning the data. Requires the reviews be made on a calendar year basis. Adds the organic foods production income tax credit to the schedule of review. Amends the review criteria regarding the legislative purpose of an exemption, exclusion, credit, or deduction to provide more discretion to the Auditor. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 177, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291). TOKUDA FIN
SB102 HD1 CD1
Federal Funding Policy Study; Department of Budget and Finance; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL FUNDING POLICY STUDY.
Changes the agency responsible for preparing the federal funding policy study required under Act 225, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, from the Office of the Governor to B&F. Makes an appropriation. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 178, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1292). TOKUDA FIN
SB110 SD2 HD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Aquatic Mitigation Banking; Aquatic In-lieu Fee Mitigation
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use in-lieu fee mitigation to restore, create, enhance, or preserve aquatic habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. (SB110 HD1)
(S) 4/17/2017- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 587). K. RHOADS OMH/WAL, FIN
SB119 SD1 HD1 CD1
Landlord-tenant Code; Rent; Rental Agreements; Late Fees
RELATING TO PAYMENT OF RENT.
Establishes a cap of eight per cent on late rent payment fees, applicable to all new rental agreements and rental agreement renewals entered into on or after the effective date of this measure. Effective 11/1/2017. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 179, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1293). K. RHOADS CPC
SB133 SD2 HD2
ERS; EUTF; Experience Studies; Valuation Reports
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' FRINGE BENEFITS.
Requires EUTF's actuary to prepare a valuation report annually. Requires the annual valuation to include an update of assumptions specific to the EUTF, as deemed necessary by the actuary, at least once in a three-year period. Reduces the maximum period between experience studies of the ERS from five years to three years. (SB133 HD2)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 093, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194). TOKUDA LAB, FIN
SB149 HD1 CD1
Procurement; Child Care Programs
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Repeals the requirement that certain applicants for procurement contracts for health and human services 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. (CD1)
(S) 6/8/2017- Act 034, 06/07/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1134). BAKER LAB, FIN  HB557
SB174 SD2 HD2
Medical Marijuana; Debilitating Medical Condition
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Amends the definition of debilitating medical condition to include lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis as conditions that qualify for the legal use of medical marijuana. (SB174 HD2)
(S) 4/21/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. ESPERO, ENGLISH, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Kidani HLT, JUD
SB185 SD2 HD1
Child Care Providers; Liability Insurance Coverage; Requirement
RELATING TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Beginning January 1, 2019, requires child care providers licensed or registered by the Department of Human Services to obtain and maintain liability insurance coverage. (SB185 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. GREEN, S. CHANG, Baker HUS, CPC
SB194 HD2 CD1
Tuberculosis Testing; Department of Education; Department of Health
RELATING TO TUBERCULOSIS TESTING.
Authorizes the Department of Health and Department of Education to accept the results of any tuberculosis blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for purposes of a certificate of tuberculosis examination and clearance to attend public school. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2017- Act 094, 07/05/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). KIDANI, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Galuteria, K. Kahele, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, EDN
SB207 SD2 HD2 CD1
Maui Region Hospitals Transfer; Severance Benefit
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES.
Authorizes the expenditure of general funds for a one-time lump sum cash bonus severance benefit to affected Maui region hospital employees. Repeals chapter 89E, HRS, and Act 1, Second Special Session, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, retroactively to 7/20/2016. (CD1)
(H) 5/23/2017- Act 018, on 05/18/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118). KIDANI, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RIVIERE, S. Chang, Dela Cruz LAB, JUD, FIN  HB1402
SB221 SD2 HD1
Highway Safety; Photo Red Light Imaging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Establishes the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program). Authorizes counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program. Makes an appropriation. Establishes a Red Light Running Committee. (SB221 HD1)
(S) 4/27/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 2:00PM in conference room 225. BAKER, INOUYE, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Tokuda TRN, FIN  HB736
SB224 SD2 HD2
School Psychologists; Licensure; Board of Psychology
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
Establishes licensure requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the board of psychology. Amends the composition of the board to include two school psychologists. (SB224 HD2)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 3:00PM in conference room 329. BAKER, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, TOKUDA, S. Chang, Gabbard EDN, IAC/CPC, FIN  HB241
SB249 SD2 HD1
Retirement; Pension; Judges; Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO RETIREMENT.
Reduces the percentage of average final compensation used to calculate the retirement allowance for a member who first earned credited service as a judge after June 30, 2050, to two per cent. (SB249 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 4:45PM in conference room 309. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Kim LAB, FIN  HB987
SB272 SD2 HD1
Rat Lungworm Disease; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease. (SB272 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 4:15PM in conference room 329. K. KAHELE, BAKER, GREEN, INOUYE, RUDERMAN AGR, HED, FIN  HB474
SB276 SD1 HD1
Courts; Judges; Circuit Court; District Court; Family Court
RELATING TO JUDGES.
Authorizes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to establish district family courts. Increases the number of judges of the District Court of the Second Circuit from three to four judges. Makes housekeeping amendments to laws relating to the composition of judges of the circuit courts, district courts, and family courts. (SB276 HD1)
(S) 4/28/2017- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 5:00PM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN JUD, FIN  HB1252
SB288 SD2 HD2 CD1
Self-service Storage Facilities; Owners; Occupants; Notice; Towing
RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES.
Authorizes motor vehicle and boat towing options for self-service storage facilities after sixty or more days of delinquency; provided that an occupant is provided notice. Requires owners to notify occupants via electronic mail or regular mail, except for the final demand and notice of sale, which must be provided via electronic mail and certified mail. Allows owners to publish notices of sales in any commercially reasonable manner, and conduct sales online. Requires limitations on value provisions to be provided for in a contract. Requires owners to notify occupants of the changes in the law. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 180, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1294). BAKER, IHARA, S. Chang, Espero, Nishihara CPC, JUD  HB240
SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1
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 1/1/2019. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 181, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1295). BAKER, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, S. Chang, K. Rhoads, L. Thielen CPC/JUD, FIN  HB384
SB305 SD1 HD1
Medical Marijuana Premises; Video Monitoring; Retention
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.
Specifies that video monitoring and recording of medical marijuana production center and retail dispensing location premises shall be retained for a period of forty-five days. (SB305 HD1)
(S) 4/21/2017- The conference committee deferred the measure. BAKER, Nishihara HLT, JUD
SB314 SD1 HD1 CD1
Arbitration; Required Disclosure by Arbitrator
RELATING TO ARBITRATION.
Clarifies provisions relating to required disclosures by arbitrators. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 187, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1301). KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, Gabbard, Kim JUD  HB1234
SB322 SD1 HD1 CD1
Courts; Jurisdiction; Concurrent Jurisdiction
RELATING TO COURT JURISDICTION.
Provides that circuit and family courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction over certain felonies under certain circumstances involving the offense of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, or endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. Provides that district and family courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction regarding the offense of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person under certain conditions. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 188, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1302). KEITH-AGARAN, Gabbard, Kim, Nishihara JUD  HB1236
SB335 SD1 HD1
Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act; Arbitration; Conditions
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION ACT.
Authorizes the use of arbitration to resolve certain family law and child-related disputes. Specifies law and procedures applicable to family law and child-related arbitrations. (SB335 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2017- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-17 10:20AM in conference room 325. KEITH-AGARAN, Gabbard, Kim, K. Rhoads JUD  HB1235
SB339 SD1 HD1 CD1
Criminal Procedure; Crimes; Information Charging; Felonies
RELATING TO INFORMATION CHARGING.
Authorizes all class B and C felony charges to be instituted by written information subject to specified exceptions. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 189, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1303). KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz JUD  HB1352
SB369 SD1 HD1 CD1
Condominiums; Associations; Board of Directors; Owners; Violations; Retaliation; Prohibition
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Prohibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, unit owners, and persons acting on behalf of associations or unit owners from retaliating against a unit 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 unit owner. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 190, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304). GALUTERIA, BAKER, ESPERO, GREEN, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Taniguchi CPC, JUD  HB177
SB376 SD1 HD1 CD1
Interisland Transmission System; Repeal
RELATING TO THE INTERISLAND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM.
Repeals chapter 269, part VIII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the interisland transmission system. (CD1)
(H) 7/13/2017- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 205, 07/12/2017, (Gov. Msg. No. 1319). BAKER, GREEN, INOUYE, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Nishihara EEP, CPC
SB382 SD2 HD1 CD2
Public Utilities Commission; Audit
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Requires a management audit of the Public Utilities Commission. (CD2)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 198, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312). BAKER, ENGLISH, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Green, Nishihara CPC, FIN
SB387 SD1 HD1 CD1
Health Insurance; Network Access and Adequacy
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Requires a health carrier with a network plan to maintain a network that includes sufficient numbers of appropriate types of providers to ensure that covered persons have access to covered services. Specifies contract, disclosure, continuity of care, and directory publication requirements. (CD1)
(H) 7/12/2017- Act 191, on 07/11/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305). BAKER HLT, CPC, FIN<