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HB32 HD1 SD2 CD1
Family Leave; LRB; Sunrise Analysis; Report; Submission Deadline
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Extends the deadline for the Legislative Reference Bureau to submit the sunrise analysis required by Act 109, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, from 9/1/2019, to 11/13/2019. (HB32 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. JOHANSON LCA, WAM  SB293
HB34 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Works; Wages and Hours; Employees
RELATING TO WAGES.
Amends the "public work" definition under Chapter 104, HRS, wages and hours of employees on public works law, to include projects for which funds or resources used are to any extent derived from State or county public revenues, or from the sale of securities or bonds whose interest or dividends are exempt from state or federal taxes. (HB34 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. JOHANSON, ELI, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA LCA, WAM  SB1475
HB61 HD1 SD1 CD1
Condominium Associations; Common Expense Payments; Excess Amounts
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Clarifies the allocation of payments made by a condominium owner that are in excess of any common expenses owed. (HB61 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH
HB66 HD1 SD2 CD1
Athlete Agents; Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act; Student Athletes; DCCA
RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.
Repeals the existing Uniform Athlete Agents Act and replaces it with the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act, which applies to certain financial advisers and makes other changes to the Uniform Act to increase effectiveness and enforceability. (HB66 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH, JDC
HB68 HD1 SD1
Merchandise; Returns; Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices; Warranty Policy; Repair; Replacement; Refund
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Prohibits a merchant in the State from adopting a warranty policy that requires a purchaser to pay an additional fee to obtain a repair, replacement, or refund for goods returned pursuant to the warranty. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB827
HB89 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fireworks; Property Liability; Arrests; Probable Cause ($)
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Establishes liability for a person who is responsible for real property and allows an individual to possess or set off illegal aerial devices on the real property. Establishes criminal penalties. Clarifies that probable cause for arrest for fireworks offenses may be based on statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and other recordings. (HB89 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI PVM, JUD, FIN  SB973
HB116 SD1 CD1
State Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 20192020 and 20202021. (HB116 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LUKE WAM
HB120 SD1 CD1
State Bonds; State Budget
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 the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (HB120 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LUKE, CULLEN WAM
HB154 HD1 SD1
Motor Vehicle Service Contracts; Road Hazards
RELATING TO SERVICE CONTRACTS.
Beginning 7/1/2020, clarifies the allowable scope of motor vehicle service contracts regulated by the Insurance Commissioner to include contracts for certain motor vehicle repair and replacement services. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. OHNO, D. Kobayashi CPH  SB809
HB157 HD1 SD2 CD1
Collective Bargaining; Employee Information Disclosure
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Expands the types of employee information government agencies must disclose, upon written request, to employee exclusive representatives. Requires that information regarding new hire employees under collective bargaining disclosure requirements be provided to the appropriate exclusive representatives within two payroll periods. (HB157 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. JOHANSON, ELI LCA, WAM  SB1143
HB168 SD1
Office of Elections Package; Electronic Transmission of Ballots; Elections
RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF BALLOTS.
Authorizes a voter with special needs, including a disability, to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time. (SD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB136
HB169 HD1 SD2
State Ethics Code; Gift Disclosure Statements; Financial Disclosure Statements; Transcripts; Ethics Training
RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS CODE.
Clarifies provisions of the State Ethics Code regarding gift disclosure statements, retention of financial disclosure statements, transcripts from contested case hearings, and ethics training. (SD2)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) GVO, JDC  SB142
HB170 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Ethics Commission Package; Task Force Members; Disclosures
RELATING TO ETHICS.
Clarifies application of the fair treatment and conflict of interest laws with respect to legislators and task force members. (HB170 CD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB143
HB201 HD1 SD1
Invasive Species; Private Property; Entry; Reasonable Suspicion
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Clarifies that a state department that is a member of the invasive species council, counties, and its employees and authorized agents, have authority to enter private property to control and eradicate invasive species when there is a reasonable suspicion that invasive species are present on the property. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, BROWER, CREAGAN, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, OHNO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE AEN, JDC
HB214 HD2 SD1 CD1
Cemetery Authority; Disinterment of Human Bodies
RELATING TO DISINTERMENT OF HUMAN BODIES.
Allows cemetery authorities with a current and active license with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to disinter and reinter the corpse or remains of a human body within that same cemetery without filing an application for a permit with the Department of Health. (HB214 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO CPH  SB1455
HB252 SD1 CD1
Speech Pathology; Speech Pathologists; Licensure; Provisional License
RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY.
Establishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 01/01/2022. (HB252 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MORIKAWA, BELATTI, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, OHNO, DeCoite, Hashimoto, Matayoshi, San Buenaventura, Takayama CPH  SB307
HB257 HD2 SD1 CD1
Homelessness; Human Services; Housing; Shelters; Ohana Zones; Pilot Programs ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Authorizes the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Provides additional time for the implementation of the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2023. Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020. Appropriates funds. (HB257 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA HSH, HSG, FIN
HB270 HD1 SD2
Rebuilt Vehicle; Flood Damage; Electronics
RELATING TO REBUILT VEHICLES.
Defines "flood damage" as it relates to a rebuilt vehicle. Expands the definition of "rebuilt vehicle" to include vehicles that have been rebuilt after sustaining flood damage or material damage to the vehicle's electronics. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA TRS, CPH  SB822
HB273 HD1 SD1
Insurance; Privacy Notice; Personal Information
RELATING TO PRIVACY NOTICE FOR INSURANCE.
Establishes an exemption for insurers from the required annual privacy notice to customers under certain circumstances. (SD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB826
HB290 HD1 SD2 CD1
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Medical Cannabis; Interisland Transportation
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Authorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for their personal medical use. (HB290 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA, BROWER, C. LEE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, THIELEN CPH, JDC
HB297 HD1 SD1
DOA; Aedes Aegypti Mosquito; Wolbachia Bacteria; Vector Control; Animal Importation; Report
RELATING TO MOSQUITO VECTOR CONTROL.
Directs DOA to review the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Wolbachia bacteria, including Aedes aegypti mosquitoes originating from Hawaii stock that could be imported for landscape scale mosquito control, and render a determination to place it on the appropriate animal import list. Requires DOA, DOH, and DLNR to collaborate on a report to the Legislature with recommendations for appropriate vector control programs. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TARNAS, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HAR, HOLT, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER AEN/CPH, WAM
HB314 HD1 SD1
Gift Certificates; Cash Redemption
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Requires a certificate issuer to redeem the remaining value of a gift certificate for cash if the gift certificate has a balance of less than $5. Takes effect 1/1/2020. (SD1)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MATAYOSHI, AQUINO, ELI, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, TARNAS CPH
HB323 HD1 SD1 CD1
Vehicle Registration; Special Interest Vehicles; Former Military Vehicles
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
Classifies certain former military vehicles as special interest vehicles. Enables owners of former military vehicles to apply for registration. Makes conforming amendments. (HB323 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. AQUINO TRS/PSM
HB330 HD1 SD1 CD1
Suicide Early Intervention; Prevention; Education; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.
Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives. (HB330 CD1)
(H) 4/22/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, CREAGAN, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA CPH, WAM  SB226
HB333 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Highway Enforcement Program; Parking Violation Surcharge
RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
Establishes the State Highway Enforcement Program. Establishes a parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on State highways. (HB333 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TODD TRS/PSM, JDC/WAM  SB1076
HB336 HD2 SD2
Department of Public Safety; Correctional Facilities Deaths; Report; Sexual Assault Evidence
RELATING TO HAWAII STATE AND CONTRACTED CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
Requires the Director of Public Safety, in the event of the death of an inmate who is in a state or contracted correctional facility, or death of a correctional facility or community correctional center employee, to report to the Governor, who shall then report to the Legislature, certain information regarding the death, subject to state and federal laws. Requires the Department of Public Safety to preserve any forensic evidence consisting of human biological specimens if there is any indication of sexual assault leading to the death. (SD2)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KITAGAWA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TODD, D. Kobayashi PSM, JDC  SB1077
HB349 SD1
International Yoga Day
RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY.
Designates June 21 of each year as International Yoga Day. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI, NISHIMOTO LCA  SB267
HB356 HD1 SD1
Claims Against the State; Risk Management Fund
RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
Increases the Comptroller's settlement authority for tort and automobile claims to $25,000. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI GVO, JDC/WAM  SB124
HB390 HD1 SD2
Workers' Compensation; Medical Examination; Recording Devices; Chaperone
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Makes permanent Act 172, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, which: (1) grants employees the right to have a chaperone present during a medical examination relating to a workers' compensation work injury and, with the approval of the examining physician or surgeon, to record the examination; and (2) provides that if an employee or employee's chaperone obstructs the medical examination, the employee's right to worker's compensation shall be suspended until the refusal or obstruction ceases. Effective 6/29/2019. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. JOHANSON, ELI LCA/CPH, JDC
HB398 HD1 SD2 CD1
University of Hawaii; Board of Regents; Composition
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Amends the composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii and reduces the number of board members from 15 members to 11 members. Specifies terms of holdover board members. (HB398 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. HASHIMOTO, ELI, GATES, HOLT, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, OKIMOTO, ONISHI, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, YAMASHITA HRE, WAM
HB401 HD1 SD2 CD1
Vehicles; Energy Efficiency; Performance Contracts
RELATING TO CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES.
Requires all public agencies to identify and evaluate vehicle fleet energy efficiency programs to be implemented using vehicle fleet performance contracts, whereby the agencies may contract for the provision of vehicles or associated capital investments in charging or fueling infrastructure and apply vehicle fleet operational and fuel cost savings toward the cost. Amends the definition of "energy performance contract" to include the provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for a portion of avoided vehicle maintenance or fuel costs pursuant to a vehicle fleet energy efficiency program. (HB401 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. HASHIMOTO, AQUINO, BROWER, ELI, GATES, HOLT, MATAYOSHI, MCDERMOTT, TARNAS, TODD EET/GVO, WAM  SB664
HB407 HD1 SD1 CD1
Complex Area Superintendents; Board of Education
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires board of education approval prior to the termination of a complex area superintendent. (HB407 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. WOODSON, Kitagawa EDU, WAM
HB420 HD1 SD1 CD1
Transient Accommodations Tax; Hawaiian Center; Hawaiian Music and Dance; Hawaii Convention Center
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN CULTURE.
Removes a provision from the Transient Accommodations Tax law designating the Hawaii Convention Center as the location for operation of a Hawaiian Center and the Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance. (HB420 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. ONISHI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HOLT, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, Okimoto, Perruso HWN/EET, WAM  SB803
HB437 HD1 SD1
Crime Victim Compensation for Mental Health Services
RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
Authorizes crime victim compensation for mental health services for survivors in cases involving a death and for children who witness domestic violence. (SD1)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA JDC, WAM  SB607
HB444 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Health; Onsite Non-potable Water Reuse Systems
RELATING TO ONSITE-NON-POTABLE WATER REUSE SYSTEMS.
Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules for onsite non-potable water reuse systems by January 1, 2021. (HB444 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. YAMANE AEN
HB452 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Utilities Commission; Preferential Electricity Rates; Protected Agriculture
RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for agricultural activities that utilize protected agriculture to produce fruits or vegetables for distribution. (HB452 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, HAR, LOWEN, TARNAS, TODD CPH/AEN/WAM
HB463 HD1 SD2 CD1
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act; Food Safety Certification Training Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
Requires and appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to partner with the Hawaii agricultural community to establish a Food Safety Certification Training Program to assist small to medium sized farms to comply with the United States Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices Certification Program. (HB463 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. QUINLAN, BELATTI, GATES, HOLT, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, TODD, San Buenaventura AEN, WAM
HB465 HD1 SD2
Kupuna Caucus; Kupuna Care; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGING.
Makes an appropriation to the department of health to provide funding for the kupuna care program. (SD2)
(H) 4/16/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA CPH, WAM  SB1023
HB468 HD1 SD2
Kupuna Caucus; Healthy Aging Partnership; Executive Office on Aging; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
Appropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (SD2)
(H) 4/16/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA CPH/HMS, WAM  SB1026
HB471 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kupuna Caucus; Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs; Quorum
RELATING TO AGING.
Establishes quorum requirements for the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs. (HB471 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA CPH/HMS  SB1029
HB483 HD2 SD2
Civil Rights; LRB; Education; Discrimination; Title IX; Study
RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
Effective 1/1/2020, incorporates federal law regarding social groups and youth services organizations, same-sex living facilities, and sex-restricted scholarships and other forms of financial assistance into Act 110, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018. Extends the deadline for the legislative reference bureau to complete the study requested by Act 110 on existing federal Title IX enforcement practices and procedures on the federal level and in other jurisdictions. Requires the legislative reference bureau to make a report to the legislature no later than 8/1/2019. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. ICHIYAMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, ELI, HASHIMOTO, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA GVO, JDC  SB1042
HB497 HD1 SD2
State Fire Council Package; Fireworks; Report; Legislative Reference Bureau
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to update its Report of the Illegal Fireworks Task Force to the Legislature for the Regular Session of 2011. (SD2)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC  SB150
HB499 HD1 SD1
Fireworks; Labeling
RELATING TO FIREWORKS LABELING.
Corrects the labeling dimensions for a label affixed to display fireworks from nine inches by nine inches to nine square inches. (SD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, CPH  SB152
HB501 HD2 SD2
Fireworks; Movie, Television, and Theatrical Productions; Disposal and Destruction
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Clarifies the authorization of the use of fireworks by permit for movie, television, and theatrical productions and for activities for testing, disposal, and destruction of illegal fireworks by law enforcement. Allows the jurisdictional authority to approve the purchase and use of consumer fireworks, aerial devices, display fireworks, or articles pyrotechnic for movie and television productions. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/EET, JDC  SB154
HB507 HD1 SD1
Search Warrants; Oral Statements or Electronic Communications
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.
Authorizes a judge or magistrate to approve a search warrant based on sworn oral statements or electronic communications. Effective 1/1/2020. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB179
HB529 HD1 SD1
Waipio Valley; Motor Vehicles; Four-wheel Drive Vehicles; Fines
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Prohibits any vehicle, except a low-range, four-wheel drive vehicle, from being driven through or in Waipio Valley, except under certain circumstances. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKASHIMA TRN, JUD, FIN
HB531 HD1 SD1
Enterprise Technology Services; State Information Technology Strategic Plan; Updates
RELATING TO ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services Chief Information Officer to update the state information technology strategic plan every four years, with the first update to be completed in advance of the 2021 regular session. (SD1)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKASHIMA, BELATTI, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, QUINLAN, YAMASHITA TEC, WAM
HB546 HD2 SD1 CD1
Liquor Licenses; Brewpubs; Small Craft Producer Pubs; Satellite Locations; Retail Sales; Intoxicating Liquors; Containers; Manufacturers
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Allows a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 70,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct certain activities at satellite locations other than the licensee's primary manufacturing premises under certain conditions. Clarifies the definition of "growler". (HB546 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. YAMASHITA, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, TAKUMI, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, San Buenaventura CPH  SB773
HB551 SD1 CD1
DOH; UH; Cesspool Conversion Working Group; Cesspool Study; Appropriations; Extension
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Extends various reporting deadlines and the sunset date of the cesspool conversion working group established pursuant to Act 132, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018. Extends the lapse date on appropriations for the comprehensive statewide study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas and for research and technical assistance necessary for completion of the comprehensive cesspool conversion plan. (HB551 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, BELATTI, CULLEN, DECOITE, GATES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, LUKE, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, OHNO, SAIKI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER AEN/HRE, WAM
HB556 HD1 SD2 CD1
Appliance Efficiency Standards; Energy Efficiency; Rules
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to adopt minimum appliance efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the State that are substantially equivalent to existing appliance efficiency standards established in California and by the federal government. (HB556 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, BROWER, CACHOLA, DECOITE, GATES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, NAKAMURA, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE EET, CPH
HB560 HD1 SD1 CD1
Energy Systems and Technology; Training; County Officers and Employees; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING.
Requires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects and an advisory committee of industry stakeholders and to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB560 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, CULLEN, GATES, JOHANSON, C. LEE, MIZUNO, OHNO, QUINLAN, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, Belatti, Brower, DeCoite HRE, WAM
HB601 HD1 SD1
Motor Vehicles; Registration Fees; Disabled Veterans
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.
Repeals the requirement that disabled veterans be in receipt of disability retirement pay from the Armed Forces to be exempt from payment of annual motor vehicle registration fees. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. HASHEM, KONG, TAKAYAMA, Hashimoto PSM, WAM
HB622 HD2 SD1 CD1
Charter Schools; Authorizers; Audit; Fiscal Accountability
RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Requires charter schools to provide to their authorizers full access to their fiscal and accounting books, documents, and files. Requires authorizers to select three independent auditors, from which the charter school will select one independent auditor. Prohibits individuals from serving as Charter School Commission members if the individual was affiliated with a charter school within one year preceding appointment. (HB622 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LUKE EDU, WAM
HB629 HD2 SD2
Corrections; Medical Release Program; Compassionate Release; Medical Assistance
RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.
Creates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. Takes effect on 3/1/2020. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LUKE, BELATTI, BROWER, CULLEN, GATES, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TODD, YAMASHITA, Hashimoto, Nakamura, Nakashima PSM, JDC/WAM
HB654 HD1 SD1 CD1
University of Hawaii; Cancer Center; Liver and Bile Duct Cancer; Liver Flukes; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to determine the etiologies of the high incidence of liver and bile duct cancer in Hawaii. Establishes reporting requirements. (HB654 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, B. KOBAYASHI, NAKAMURA, SAY, TOKIOKA, WARD, WOODSON, San Buenaventura HRE/CPH, WAM
HB658 HD1 SD1
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Working Group; Department of Health; Medical Leadership Positions
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes the advanced practice registered nurse medical leadership working group chaired by the department of health to research and make recommendations regarding advanced practice registered nurses' eligibility for medical leadership positions. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO CPH
HB664 HD2 SD1
Conversion Therapy; Prohibited; Gender Identity
RELATING TO GENDER IDENTITY.
Clarifies that the ban on sexual orientation change efforts applies to conversion therapy practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, SAY, San Buenaventura CPH/JDC  SB674
HB665 HD2 SD1 CD1
Electronic Prescription Accountability System; Hospice; Palliative Care; Exemptions
RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
Specifies that a health care provider shall not be required to consult the electronic prescription accountability system for patients when the prescription will be directly administered under the supervision of a health care provider, provided that the system is consulted when the patients are initially admitted at a hospital, for patients in post-operative care with a prescription limited to a three-day supply, or for patients with a terminal disease receiving hospice or other palliative care. (HB665 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, SAY, TOKIOKA CPH, JDC  SB807
HB673 HD2 SD2 CD1
Medical Cannabis; Sale or Transfer of License; Location; Operating Hours; Transport
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Provides a process for the voluntary or involuntary sale or transfer of an individual dispensary license. Eases restrictions on allowable operating hours and location of licensed facilities. Expands allowable interisland transportation of medical cannabis products for laboratory testing. (HB673 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, San Buenaventura, Say, Tokioka HLT, LAB, JUD, FIN  SB1430
HB699 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Eviction; Felony
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Allows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to evict a tenant convicted of a felony committed during the term of the tenancy and related to the HPHA's property or funds or its employees and their property. (HB699 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, BROWER HOU, JDC
HB702 HD1 SD2
Satellite Navigation Technology; Unfair and Deceptive Practices; Location Data
RELATING TO SATELLITE NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGY.
Prohibits the sale or offering for sale of location data collected using satellite navigation technology without the explicit consent of the individual who is the primary user of the satellite navigation technology-equipped device. (SD2)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. C. LEE, GATES, KITAGAWA, KONG, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, WILDBERGER, YAMANE, YAMASHITA CPH, JDC
HB703 HD1 SD2 CD1
Intoxicating Liquor; Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Amends the sentencing requirements for OVUII and HOVUII offenses. Amends the threshold for HOVUII offenses. Requires the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to convene a task force to examine and propose legislation that would allow the courts, under certain circumstances, to prohibit a person convicted of OVUII or HOVUII from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for a probation period. (HB703 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. C. LEE, HAR, MIZUNO, McDermott, Wildberger TRS/PSM, JDC/WAM
HB710 HD1 SD1 CD1
Employment Practices; Reproductive Health Decisions
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Adds reproductive health decisions to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices. (HB710 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. C. LEE, BROWER, ELI, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura LCA/JDC, WAM
HB711 HD1 SD1
Affirmative Defense; Gender; Sexual Orientation; Prohibition
RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE.
Amends the affirmative defense of extreme mental or emotional disturbance to murder or attempted murder by prohibiting explanations based solely on the defendant's discovery, defendant's knowledge, or the disclosure of the victim's gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Requires the court to instruct the jury to disregard bias and prejudice if a defendant's explanation includes the discovery of a victim's gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. C. LEE, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, Nakashima, San Buenaventura, Yamashita JDC  SB2
HB748 HD2 SD2
Attorney General; Penal Code; Forfeiture; Civil Assets
RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
Prohibits civil asset forfeiture unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Excludes the forfeiture proceedings for an animal pending criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to deposit the net proceeds of the forfeited property to the credit of the state general fund. (SD2)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA, BROWER, C. LEE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, TODD JDC, WAM  SB481
HB756 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Transportation; Statewide Traffic Code; Traffic Control Devices; Uniform Standards and Specifications; Speed Limits
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the DOT, after consultation with the counties, to adopt rules prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices placed pursuant to the Statewide Traffic Code. Specifies the factors the DOT and the counties must take into account when setting maximum speed limits on a road. (HB756 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. AQUINO, BROWER, CULLEN, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, MATAYOSHI, MCDERMOTT, WOODSON, YAMANE TRS, JDC
HB757 HD1 SD1 CD1
Vision Zero; Roads and Highways; Appropriation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires DOT and county transportation departments to adopt Vision Zero policies to prevent and eliminate traffic fatalities. Requires the State Highway Safety Council, in consultation with the counties, to review traffic policies and recommendations to prevent traffic fatalities, develop an action plan, and report to the Legislature. (HB757 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. AQUINO, BROWER, CULLEN, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, MATAYOSHI, MCDERMOTT, WOODSON TRS/PSM, WAM  SB1390
HB807 HD1 SD1
Penal Code; False Statements; Investigation
RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
Amends the misdemeanor offense of unsworn falsification to authorities to include knowingly making a false statement to a state investigator or county inspector in certain circumstances. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NISHIMOTO, LUKE, OHNO JDC
HB808 HD1 SD2 CD1
Rays; Prohibitions; Exemptions
RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.
Expands the existing prohibition on knowingly capturing or killing a manta ray in state marine waters to apply to all rays and to also include knowingly taking, possessing, abusing, or entangling a ray. Provides certain exemptions. (HB808 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NISHIMOTO, BELATTI, JOHANSON, C. LEE, LOWEN, YAMANE WLH, JUD, FIN
HB812 HD2 SD1 CD1
Transportation; Bicycles; Low-speed Electric Bicycles
RELATING TO LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLES.
Includes low-speed electric bicycles in the definition of bicycle. Prohibits anyone under the age of fifteen from operating a low-speed electric bicycle. Imposes registration fee. (HB812 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, AQUINO, BROWER, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO TRN, JUD, FIN  SB1078
HB820 HD1 SD1 CD1
Housing; Development; ALOHA Homes; HHFDC; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to study and formulate a plan to implement an ALOHA homes program to provide low-cost, high-density leasehold homes for sale to Hawaii residents on state-owned lands within a one-half mile radius of a public transit station. Appropriates moneys. (HB820 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. BROWER, HASHEM, LUKE, TAKUMI HOU, WAM
HB843 HD1 SD1 CD2
Hawaii Community College; UH; Applied Technical Education; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Appropriates funds for one Applied Technical Education position at Hawaii Community College. (HB843 CD2)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKASHIMA, DECOITE, LOWEN, OHNO, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, D. Kobayashi, Okimoto, San Buenaventura HRE, WAM
HB845 HD1 SD2 CD1
DHRD; State Employee Training; Collective Bargaining
RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING.
Requires all new employees within 20 days of being hired to be provided a general orientation on their benefits and rights by the employee's respective jurisdiction. (HB845 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKASHIMA, BELATTI, CULLEN, ELI, JOHANSON, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI LCA, WAM  SB792
HB852 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii State Energy Office; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.
Establishes the Hawaii State Energy Office and Chief Energy Officer position in Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT). Repeals Director of DBEDT's function as Energy Resources Coordinator and Renewable Energy Facilitator. Transfers Coordinator, Facilitator, and existing DBEDT energy office employees and functions to the Office. Amends allowable uses and funding amount of the Energy Security Special Fund. Appropriates operating funds and establishes position ceilings for the Office. Appropriates funds for a carbon pricing study. (HB852 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, LUKE EET/WAM
HB898 SD1
Board of Health; Department of Health
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH.
Abolishes the Board of Health. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. BELATTI, MIZUNO CPH
HB903 HD1 SD1 CD1
Judiciary; Task Force; Financial Hardship
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Requires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force. (HB903 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. GATES, BROWER, CACHOLA, HASHEM, HOLT, B. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, Belatti, Kitagawa, Yamashita JDC, WAM
HB913 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Labor Relations Board; Documents; Electronic Filing
RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.
Allows the filing of documents with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board electronically or by the original paper document. (HB913 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. ELI, JOHANSON LCA, JDC  SB1146
HB914 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Labor Relations Board; Occupational Safety and Health; Transcripts
RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.
Clarifies that the party seeking review of a decision and order of the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) shall bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case HLRB shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript. (HB914 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. ELI, JOHANSON LCA, WAM  SB1145
HB1009 HD1 SD1
Motion Picture Theaters; Accommodations; Open Captioning
RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.
Requires a movie theater to provide at least two showings per week per movie offered with open movie captioning. Removes the option for a movie theater to provide eyewear to fulfill the open movie captioning requirement. Makes the open captioning requirement permanent by repealing the sunset date of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015. (SD1)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPH, JDC  SB1235
HB1032 HD2 SD2 CD1
State Boating Facilities; DLNR; Manele Small Boat Harbor
RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.
Establishes a state boating facility lease pilot program to allow the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease Manele Small Boat Harbor in its entirety, and fast lands and submerged lands within it. (HB1032 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, WAM  SB1258
HB1068 HD1 SD2 CD1
Heeia State Park; National Estuarine Research Reserve System; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEEIA STATE PARK.
Makes an appropriation for a Heeia State Park community-based long-range plan for the Heeia National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to consult with various entities in developing the plan. (HB1068 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI WTL, WAM  SB1134
HB1070 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Schools; Geographically Disadvantageous Land; Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Provides that a public school shall not be required by the Department of Education to expend its own school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to its property. Appropriates funds for teacher stipends for the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. (HB1070 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. KITAGAWA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HASHIMOTO, D. KOBAYASHI, MATAYOSHI, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, WOODSON EDU, WAM
HB1133 HD2 SD2 CD1
Marine Life Conservation District; DLNR; Permits; Molokini Shoal
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Prohibits the issuance of more than 40 commercial use permits for any marine life conservation district not accessible by land and limits access by commercial use permittees to no more than 50 percent of permittees. Requires DLNR to immediately initiate rulemaking for Molokini Shoal. (HB1133 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MCKELVEY, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, TODD, WILDBERGER, Woodson WTL, CPH/WAM
HB1157 HD1 SD2 CD1
Post-secondary Education Students; Immunization Exemption
RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS.
Exempts students in post-secondary education programs from immunization requirements if they attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning, under certain conditions. (HB1157 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. OHNO, BROWER, HASHEM, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TODD, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, Cachola, Creagan, Gates, Hashimoto, Ichiyama, McDermott, Nakashima, Okimoto, Yamashita HRE, CPH  SB671
HB1163 HD1 SD2 CD1
Depository Institutions; Savings Promotion Contests; Prizelinked Savings Contests
RELATING TO SAVINGS PROMOTION CONTESTS.
Authorizes a financial institution that is a depository institution to conduct savings promotion or prizelinked savings contests in which its account holders are contestants. (HB1163 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, BELATTI, ELI, GATES, HASHIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TARNAS CPH, JDC  SB616
HB1165 HD2 SD2
Driver's License; State Identification Cards; Gender Designations
RELATING TO GENDER IDENTIFICATION.
Requires a license or state identification card to include a person's full legal name, date of birth, gender designation, residence address, and license number. Specifies gender designation options of F, M, or X. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD2)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. NAKAMURA, ELI, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKUMI, TARNAS, WOODSON, Wildberger TRS, JDC  SB429
HB1176 HD1 SD1
Electric Guns; Law Enforcement; Department of Transportation
RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
Authorizes law enforcement officers of the Department of Transportation to use electric guns while performing their duties. Requires law enforcement officers of DOT to be accredited by June 30, 2024, for the use of electric guns. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, San Buenaventura TRS, JDC/WAM
HB1248 HD1 SD2 CD1
Voting by Mail; Voter Service Centers; Places of Deposit; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020. 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 before the convening of each regular session from 2020 through 2025, regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system. (HB1248 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI JDC, WAM  SB560
HB1261 HD1 SD1
Judicial Proceedings; Contested Case Hearings; Supreme Court; Expedited Review
RELATED TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Makes permanent the requirement that decisions in contested case hearings of the Commission on Water Resource Management, Land Use Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and those involving conservation districts be appealed directly to the Supreme Court, with certain exceptions. Takes effect on June 30, 2019. (SD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI, BELATTI, C. LEE, TODD, YAMANE, Nakashima JDC, WAM  SB416
HB1268 SD1
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI JDC  SB618
HB1270 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Department of Human Services; Medicaid; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Extends the hospital sustainability program for two years. Clarifies exemptions from the hospital sustainability fee and increases the allowable aggregate fees to be charged. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability special fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. (HB1270 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, GATES, HASHIMOTO, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, Nakashima, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM  SB463
HB1272 HD1 SD1
Pharmacies; Prescription Drugs; Return for Disposal
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
Authorizes pharmacies to accept the return of any prescription drug for disposal via collection receptacles or mail-back programs; prohibits pharmacies from redispensing returned prescription drugs or accepting returned prescription drugs in exchange for cash or credit; requires the pharmacist-in-charge to ensure that only authorized reverse distributors acquire prescription drugs collected via collection receptacles or mail-back programs. (SD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, GATES, HAR, HASHIMOTO, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TOKIOKA, WARD, WILDBERGER, DeCoite, McKelvey, San Buenaventura CPH  SB808
HB1273 HD1 SD1 CD1
Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund to capture federal moneys resulting from DOH's participation in the SSA ยง1915(c) waiver program. Requires DOH and DHS to work with stakeholders to develop and distribute information about accessing Medicaid services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (HB1273 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. MIZUNO, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, GATES, HASHIMOTO, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, WOODSON, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM
HB1276 HD1 SD2 CD1
Working Group; Best Practices; Department of Education ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes a working group to consider and develop best practices for collaborative planning by teachers and expanded learning time for students in public schools. (HB1276 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. WOODSON, CULLEN, HAR, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, MATAYOSHI, OHNO, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA EDU, WAM
HB1305 HD2 SD1
Mutual Assistance Agreement; Natural Disaster; Emergency; Public Utilities
RELATING TO MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT.
Authorizes the State and electrical and gas utilities to enter into a mutual assistance agreement with an out-of-state utility to assist in the restoration of electrical or natural gas power following a natural disaster or emergency. (SD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI PSM, CPH
HB1307 SD2 CD1
Office of Administrative Hearings; LRB Study; Report; Contested Cases
RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.
Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the existing administrative hearings process in the State and the potential for a centralized office of administrative hearings. Requires state departments and agencies to provide statistical, non-confidential information on contested case hearings to LRB. Requires LRB to research centralized administrative hearings offices in other jurisdictions. (HB1307 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI, CULLEN, C. LEE GVO, JDC/WAM
HB1312 HD1 SD1 CD1
Rental Housing; Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Permanent Supportive Housing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to be appropriated into and out of the rental housing revolving fund. (HB1312 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. SAIKI HOU, WAM  SB636
HB1383 HD2 SD1 CD1
Marijuana; Decriminalization; Expungement
RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
Provides for the expungement of criminal records pertaining solely to the possession of three grams or less of marijuana. Decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and establishes that the possession is a violation punishable by a monetary fine of $130. Establishes a marijuana evaluation task force to make recommendations on changing marijuana use penalties and outcomes in the State. (HB1383 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. C. LEE, CREAGAN, GATES, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA, Brower, D. Kobayashi, San Buenaventura JUD, FIN
HB1433 HD1 SD1 CD1
Lieutenant Governor; Address Confidentiality ($)
RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
Changes the governmental entity responsible for the administration of the address confidentiality program from the Department of the Attorney General to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. (HB1433 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. ICHIYAMA JDC, WAM  SB1462
HB1449 HD1 SD2 CD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Special Fund; Department of Human Services; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Extends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2021. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Increases the nursing facility sustainability fee limit from 4.0% to 5.5% of net patient service revenue. Increases the per resident daily maximum fee from $13.46 to $20 for each facility, and increases the per resident reduced daily maximum fee from $5.85 to $9 for facilities that meet certain exceptions. Appropriates funds. (HB1449 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, DECOITE, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Hashimoto, Perruso, San Buenaventura HMS/CPH, WAM  SB462
HB1453 HD1 SD1 CD2
Emergency Ambulance Services; Emergency Medical Services; Fees; Insurance Coverage
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
Authorizes the DOH to establish fees for ground transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emergency departments. Authorizes Medicaid programs to provide coverage for health care provided by emergency medical services personnel. (HB1453 CD2)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CULLEN, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM
HB1455 HD2 SD1 CD1
University of Hawaii; Maui College; International Office ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii Maui College's International Office. (HB1455 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. HASHIMOTO, DECOITE, ELI, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA HRE, WAM
HB1547 HD2 SD3 CD2
UH; Student-Athletes; Athletics Program; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for athletics. (HB1547 CD2)
(H) 5/3/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TODD, DECOITE, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, C. LEE, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TOKIOKA, WOODSON HRE, WAM
HB1548 HD1 SD2 CD1
DLNR; Rapid Ohia Death; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to study and combat rapid ohia death. (HB1548 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TODD, CREAGAN, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, YAMANE WTL/AEN, WAM
HB1552 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission; Oversight Coordinator; Reentry Commission; Corrections Population Management Commission; Criminal Pretrial Reform; Criminal Pretrial Practices and Procedures; Criminal Pretrial Task Force ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Part I: Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Creates a position for an Oversight Coordinator for the Commission. Extends the sunset date of the Reentry Commission to 1/1/2020. Repeals the Reentry Commission and Corrections Population Management Commission on 1/1/2020 and transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of those commissions to the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Parts II through IX: Implements certain recommendations of the Criminal Pretrial Task Force convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 134, House Draft 1, Regular Session of 2017. (HB1552 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. TAKAYAMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE PSM/GVO, WAM  SB1424
HB1558 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan; Update; Office of Planning; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
Requires the Office of Planning to update the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan and submit the updated plan to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2021 and every tenth session thereafter, using the goals and priority guidelines of the Hawaii State Planning Act and the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative as guiding principles. Appropriates funds. (HB1558 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. YAMANE EET/WTL, WAM/HOU
HB1585 HD1 SD2 CD1
Electric Vehicles Charging Systems; Rebate; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Establishes a rebate program for installation of eligible new or upgraded multi-user electric vehicle charging systems. Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to contract for third-party administration of the rebate program. Appropriates funds. (HB1585 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN, HOLT, LUKE, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON EET/TRS, WAM
HB1586 HD1 SD2 CD1
HCDA; Stadium Authority; Stadium Development District; Land Transfer; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT.
Establishes the Stadium Development District comprising all state land under the Stadium Authority's jurisdiction. Authorizes HCDA to facilitate the development of all state property within the District. Requires a memorandum of agreement for matters affecting the District. Directs DLNR to transfer title of stadium lands to the Stadium Authority. Subjects leases of land within the District to not more than 99 years. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds. Appropriates funds. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. (HB1586 CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Transmitted to Governor. LOWEN LAB, WLH, FIN
SB9 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program; Property Damage; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to reimburse Section 8 landlords for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage under certain circumstances. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, KANUHA, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, Fevella, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro HSG, FIN
SB19 SD2 HD1
Surplus Lines Premium Tax; Insurance
RELATING TO SURPLUS LINES.
Amends the calculation of surplus lines insurance premium tax to tax the entirety of the premium using the rate established by Hawaii statute regardless of location of risk. (SB19 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB71
SB33 SD3 HD2 CD1
Economic Development; Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit; Annual Cap; HTDC; University of Hawaii West Oahu Campus
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Increases the annual rolling cap for the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit. Requires the University of Hawaii, West Oahu campus and HTDC to execute a memorandum of understanding that commits the parties to enter into a no-cost lease agreement for at least 60 years that includes a provision for the transfer of title within 6 years to a certain parcel of land from the University of Hawaii, West Oahu campus to HTDC. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. ENGLISH EDB/LHE, FIN
SB50 SD2 HD1
DHS; SNAP; UH; Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program to include materials and supplies and the hiring of seven full-time equivalent instructional and student support positions. (SB50 HD1)
(S) 4/17/2019- Enrolled to Governor. ENGLISH HSH, FIN
SB78 SD2 HD2
DOE; Executive Office on Early Learning; State Public Charter School Commission; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) as the administrative authority for state-funded prekindergarten programs, and private partnership-funded prekindergarten programs in the public schools, except for special education and Title I-funded prekindergarten programs. Transfers prekindergarten programs in DOE and charter schools, except for special education and Title I-funded prekindergarten programs, to EOEL. Clarifies the role and responsibilities of EOEL in the public prekindergarten program. Requires DOE to adhere to certain quality standards and work with EOEL. Makes appropriations. (SB78 HD2)
(S) 5/7/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI LHE, FIN
SB92 SD1 HD1
Police Reports; Access; Murder and Manslaughter Offenses
RELATING TO POLICE REPORTS.
Allows surviving immediate family members of murder or manslaughter victims to receive a copy of the closing report prepared by the investigating police department upon the conclusion of all criminal and civil proceedings that arose from the offense. (SB92 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS JUD
SB98 HD1 CD1
Crosswalk Safety; Pedestrians
RELATING TO CROSSWALK SAFETY.
Clarifies the requirement that a driver of a motor vehicle yield to or stop for a pedestrian by specifying when a pedestrian is considered to be within an intersection or adjacent crosswalk or crossing the roadway within a crosswalk. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS TRN, JUD  HB1256
SB138 HD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Candidates; Candidate Committee Reports; Filing Dates
RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.
Adds campaign spending report filing deadlines of April 30 and October 1 of a general election year for candidates and candidate committees. (SB138 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD  HB163
SB144 SD2 HD1
State Ethics Commission Package; Transcripts; Lobbyists; Fines
RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
Removes restriction on access to transcripts from public contested hearings. Removes statutory remnants from when violations of the lobbyist law resulted in criminal penalties. Allows the state ethics commission to assess an administrative fine pursuant to a settlement agreement. (SB144 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB171
SB162 SD2 HD3 CD1
Rental Motor Vehicle Surcharge Tax; Increase; State Highway Fund
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax to $5. Repeals the additional surcharge tax for lessees who do not possess a valid Hawaii driver's license. Repeals the requirement that $2 of the additional surcharge be deposited into the county subaccount in the state highway fund. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, CPC, FIN  HB180
SB192 SD1 HD2 CD1
Unsecured Bail; Conditions of Release
RELATING TO BAIL.
Authorizes the court to release a defendant in custody on unsecured bail. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) PVM, JUD, FIN  HB175
SB197 HD1
Elections; Campaign Finance; Restrictions on Use of Campaign Funds
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Exempts candidates who are deemed elected, running unopposed, or unsuccessful after a primary or special primary election from the prohibition on donating excess campaign funds for charitable or scholarship purposes before the general election date. (SB197 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, INOUYE, K. RHOADS, Kim JUD, FIN  HB366
SB203 HD2
Vaccinations; Pharmacists
RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.
Clarifies that pharmacists may perform certain vaccinations or immunizations and are required to maintain immunization records. (SB203 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, K. RHOADS HLT, CPC  HB686
SB216 SD2 HD1 CD1
Elections; Ballot; Mandatory Recount; Votes; Margin of Victory
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Requires a mandatory recount of election votes and ballot measures when the margin of victory for election contests or tabulation for ballot measures is equal to or less than one hundred or one-quarter of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is greater. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. RHOADS, Fevella, Wakai JUD, FIN
SB225 SD1 HD1 CD1
Ocularists; Certification
RELATING TO OCULARISTS.
Specifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, IAC/CPC, FIN  HB521
SB272 HD2 CD1
Solar Energy Devices; Photovoltaics; Installation by Condominium Unit Owners
RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.
Clarifies the conditions under which condominium unit owners can install solar energy devices. Amends the definition of "solar energy devices" to include building-applied and building-integrated photovoltaics and to exclude passive solar skylights and windows. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, Moriwaki, Taniguchi EEP, CPC, FIN  HB1205
SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1
Contractors; Government Contracts; Labor Law; Compliance; Mechanics; Laborers
RELATING TO LABOR.
Specifies requirements for contractor or subcontractor payment to all mechanics and laborers employed on a government service contract job site. Permits governmental contracting agencies to withhold accrued payments as necessary to pay mechanics and laborers. Requires that contractors for public works projects maintain and submit weekly certified payroll records to demonstrate compliance with wage and hour requirements. Exempts certain types of contracts. Takes effect on 9/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
SB301 SD1 HD1 CD1
Taxation; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Dividends Paid Deduction
RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.
Disallows dividends paid deduction for real estate investment trusts. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Sunsets 12/31/2023. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN, MORIWAKI EDB, CPC, FIN  HB475
SB330 SD1 HD1 CD1
Medicaid; Earned Income Disregard Program; Kal's Law
RELATING TO AN EARNED INCOME DISREGARD PROGRAM.
Requires the Department of Human Services to implement an earned income disregard program as an intermediate step to implementing a medicaid buy-in program. Requires reports to the legislature. Takes effect upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, Harimoto, Ruderman HSH, FIN
SB335 SD2 HD1 CD1
Deaf and Blind Task Force; Public Meetings; Notice
RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Requires public meeting notices to include instructions regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities. Requires boards to post a notice in the board's office and to retain a copy of proof of filing the notice with the Lieutenant Governor's office or county clerk's office. Requires the Lieutenant Governor's office or the county clerk's office to timely post paper or electronic copies of all meeting notices in a central location in a public building. Requires an emergency meeting agenda to be filed with the Lieutenant Governor's office or the county clerk's office and posted in the board's office. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, HARIMOTO, Ruderman JUD, FIN  HB1076
SB366 SD2 HD2
DOH; Executive Office on Aging; Alzheimer's; Dementia; Coordinator Position; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to the Executive Office on Aging to fund the existing position of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator. Exempts the position from civil service and collective bargaining. (SB366 HD2)
(S) 4/16/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran HLT, FIN  HB581
SB375 SD2 HD1 CD1
Agriculture; Increased Local Food Production; Strategic Plan; DOA; Governor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, S. CHANG, GABBARD, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, WAKAI AGR, FIN
SB381 SD2 HD1 CD1
Condominium Property Regimes; Agricultural Land; Study; County Supplemental Rules
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Directs the Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, Real Estate Commission, and Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to study land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land and report findings and recommendations to the Legislature. Requires the counties to adopt supplemental rules on condominium property regimes, including those that involve agricultural lands. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, S. Chang, K. Kahele, Kidani, Wakai WLH/AGR, CPC, FIN
SB383 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOE; Schools; Youth Suicide Prevention; Training Programs; Risk Referral Protocols
RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.
Requires DOE to establish a mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training program and model risk referral protocol, based on existing materials created by DOH, for all public schools, including charter schools. Requires charter schools to provide the training program and risk referral protocol to all school personnel who work directly with students in department schools and charter schools, respectively. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, S. CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. Kahele, Wakai LHE/HLT, FIN
SB385 SD1 HD2 CD1
Professional and Vocational Licensing; Licensing Sanctions; Student Loan Defaults
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
Repeals defaults on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for sanctioning professional and vocational licensees. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, S. CHANG, INOUYE, KIDANI, K. Kahele, Kanuha IAC, CPC, FIN
SB388 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE; Task Force; Behavior; Assessment; Supports
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires DOE to establish a task force to create a system for evaluating and assessing all children and those who are exhibiting emergent or persistent behaviors, academic challenges, or chronic absenteeism and are in need of appropriate supports and interventions accessible within the continuum of a multi-tiered system of supports. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KANUHA, KIDANI, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro LHE, JUD, FIN
SB390 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOA; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Hawaii Healthy Food Incentive Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, S. CHANG, GABBARD, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, FIN  HB262
SB398 SD1 HD1 CD1
DHS; State Procurement Office; Homelessness; Outreach; Homeless Housing Programs; Training; Procurement; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Directs the department of human services, in partnership with the state procurement office, to provide training on government procurement and other relevant procedures to nonprofit organizations that offer homeless outreach services or manage homeless housing programs in rural areas of the State. Appropriates funds for the training program. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KANUHA, KIDANI, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro LAB/HSH, FIN
SB409 SD2 HD1 CD1
Electric Vehicles; Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Surcharge on Annual Vehicle Registration Fee
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Establishes an annual vehicle registration surcharge fee for electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles to be deposited into the State Highway Fund. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, BAKER, ENGLISH, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Fevella, Gabbard, Nishihara TRN, FIN
SB411 SD2 HD2
Vehicle Safety Inspections; Registration; License Requirements; Marine Terminal Equipment
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Exempts marine terminal equipment temporarily moving in or between marine terminals at Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor, Kahului Harbor, and Nawiliwili Harbor from inspection, registration, and licensing requirements. (SB411 HD2)
(S) 4/16/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, HARIMOTO, Baker, S. Chang, Ihara, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro TRN, FIN
SB413 HD1 CD1
Penal Code; Criminal Trespass; Commercial Premises
RELATING TO TRESPASS.
Specifies that for purposes of making a complaint for criminal trespass in the second degree on commercial premises, evidence of a prior reasonable warning or request to leave the premises may be evidenced by a copy of the previously issued written warning or request, whether or not posted at the premises or retained by the county police department. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS JUD  HB1246
SB414 SD1 HD1 CD1
Criminal Procedure; Eyewitness Identification
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
Creates procedural and administrative requirements for law enforcement agencies for eyewitness identifications of suspects in criminal investigations. Effective 6/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, BAKER, S. CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen JUD  HB1061
SB495 SD2 HD1
Income Tax; Out-of-State Business; Nexus Standard
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Creates a nexus standard for taxing out-of-state businesses on their business income earned in Hawaii. (SB495 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ FIN
SB522 SD2 HD2 CD1
Plastic Source Reduction Working Group ($)
RELATING TO PLASTIC.
Creates the plastic source reduction working group to make recommendations to reuse, reduce, recycle, and recover plastic waste. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, ENGLISH, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN EEP/EDB, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB535 SD1 HD1 CD1
Opioid Antagonist; Pharmacists; Prescribing; Dispensing
RELATING TO PHARMACISTS PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OF OPIOID ANTAGONIST.
Authorizes pharmacists, acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care, to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients at risk of overdose, and family members and caregivers of patients at risk of overdose. Sunsets 6/30/2024. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, FEVELLA, K. RHOADS, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro HLT/IAC, JUD  HB700
SB536 SD2 HD1 CD1
Our Care, Our Choice; Opioids; Prescriptions
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS.
Clarifies that existing law intended to curb over-access to and abuse of opioids, including the time frame for filling prescriptions, supply limitations, and requirements to check the state electronic prescription accountability system and execute an informed consent process, do not apply to qualified patients who are prescribed or issued prescriptions pursuant to the State's Our Care, Our Choice Act. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Moriwaki, Nishihara HLT, JUD, FIN  HB690
SB540 SD1 HD1 CD1
Board of Pharmacy; Pilot and Demonstration Research Projects
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.
Allows the board of pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, KIDANI, S. Chang, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC, FIN  HB75
SB549 SD1 HD2
Department of Health; Children's Meals; Default Beverage
RELATING TO HEALTHY BEVERAGES FOR CHILDREN.
Requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverage to make the default beverage a healthy beverage. (SB549 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, Fevella, Inouye, Kidani HLT, CPC  HB359
SB551 SD1 HD2 CD1
Associations; Nonjudicial Foreclosure; Power of Sale
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Requires associations to offer mediation with a notice of default and intention to foreclose. Clarifies that the explicit grant of power of sale to associations is not required for the purposes of enforcing association liens under the association alternate power of sale foreclosure process. Applies retroactively to pending matters that arose prior to the effective date. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. Chang CPC, JUD
SB552 SD1 HD2 CD1
Condominiums; Condominium Property Regimes; Extension
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Revives for one year specified sections of the repealed chapter 514A, HRS, to allow developers whose condominium property regimes were issued an effective date pursuant to sections 514A-40 and 514A-41, HRS, to update their public reports without revising any of the associated documents and have their public reports and disclosure abstracts treated as non-expiring developer's public reports under part IV of chapter 514B, HRS. Clarifies that requirements regarding filing of public reports do not apply to duly registered time share projects under certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. Chang CPC, JUD  HB811
SB567 SD2 HD2 CD1
Assisted Community Treatment; Mental Health Petitions; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.
Appropriates funds for program ID HTH420 for the Department of Health to contract for legal assistance with petitions for assisted community treatment and related court proceedings. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS HLT, JUD, FIN  HB1240
SB592 SD1 HD2 CD1
State Librarian Salary
RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN.
Updates the state librarian's salary cap to $175,000 per year. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, KIDANI, S. Chang, Gabbard, Nishihara LAB/LHE, FIN  HB412
SB600 HD2
Firearms; Registration; Importation; Age
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Prohibits individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm. (SB600 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. NISHIHARA, S. CHANG, Baker, K. Kahele, Wakai PVM, JUD
SB660 HD1 CD1
State Identification Cards; Noncompliant Identification Card
RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
Establishes a non-compliant state identification card for individuals that are unable to provide an updated photograph and documentation in person as required by the REAL ID Act of 2005. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, Ihara, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi JUD
SB661 SD1 HD1 CD1
Electric Vehicles; Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking fee exemption, high occupancy vehicle lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, S. CHANG, KANUHA, RIVIERE, Ihara, K. Kahele, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro EEP/TRN, LAB, FIN
SB663 SD2 HD1 CD1
Highway Safety; Counties; Pilot Programs; Red Light Running Committee; DOT
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Establishes within the DOT a red light running committee to develop policy for pilot programs in the C&C of Honolulu, and Counties of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, S. CHANG, Fevella, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD, FIN
SB693 SD2 HD1 CD1
Pedestrian-control Signals; Countdown Timers
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
Clarifies what pedestrians are required to do when in a crosswalk while a countdown timer is operating. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. ENGLISH, INOUYE, Baker, Fevella, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD
SB723 SD1 HD1 CD1
Uniform Parentage Act; Filings; Minutes; Judiciary; Website; Attorney General; Siblings; Combined Case
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
Requires the Judiciary to post the titles of all filings and all minutes in paternity cases to the Judiciary's website after redacting any information in which an individual has a significant privacy interest, subject to certain circumstances. Establishes the same confidentiality standards for paternity cases as other custody and support cases heard by the family court. Effective 1/1/2021. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. SHIMABUKURO, S. CHANG, NISHIHARA, J.Keohokalole, Kim JUD, FIN
SB754 SD1 HD1 CD1
Agriculture; Produce Safety Rule; Food Safety
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Enacts produce safety rules in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, RIVIERE, Baker, Kim, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB869
SB759 SD2 HD1 CD1
HDOA; Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project; County of Hawaii; County of Maui; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, Baker, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro AGR, JUD, FIN  HB1503
SB763 SD2 HD1 CD1
DBEDT; DOA; Study; Economic Impact; Marketing; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ADVERTISING AND MARKETING.
Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, to conduct a study to assess the impact of companies selling products in the United States using place-based marketing without any material ties to the State. Appropriates funds for the study. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, Baker, Kim, Nishihara EDB/AGR, FIN
SB767 SD1 HD1 CD1
Contractors; Handyman Exemption
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Raises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500 and makes it applicable only to the cost of labor and materials. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, INOUYE, MORIWAKI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, English, Fevella, Shimabukuro CPC  HB69
SB770 SD1 HD1 CD1
Real Estate Licenses; Prerequisites; High School Education or Equivalent
RELATING TO REAL ESTATE LICENSES.
Requires a high school education or its equivalent as a condition for new applicants to obtain a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. Chang, Fevella, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen, Wakai IAC, CPC  HB63
SB772 HD2 CD1
Liquor Laws; Beer; Tap Handle Requirement; Beer Servings; Stacking
RELATING TO LIQUOR LAWS.
Repeals the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Requires rules adopted by the counties related to stacking of beer to refer to a standard serving of total volume that shall not exceed thirty-two ounces of total volume before a customer at any one time. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. Chang CPC, JUD  HB1172
SB804 SD1 HD1 CD1
Palliative Care; Culturally Competent Palliative Care Pilot Program; DOH; Advisory Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.
Establishes the culturally competent palliative care pilot program within the Department of Health to promote palliative care, gather health care utilization data, and conduct bidding for at least two pilot programs for home- or community-based palliative care, one of which must be located in a county with less than two hundred thousand residents. Requires reports to the legislature. Establishes an advisory group to oversee implementation of the pilot program. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, NISHIHARA, Fevella, Moriwaki HLT, CPC, FIN  HB722
SB817 SD2 HD1 CD1
Self-service Storage; Stored Property Insurance; Limited Lines License
RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE.
Establishes regulations for the sale of stored property insurance by self-service storage facility owners. Requires owners to hold a limited lines license to sell, solicit, or offer coverage under a stored property insurance policy. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Harimoto, Kanuha IAC, CPC, FIN  HB269
SB852 SD2 HD1 CD1
Crime Victim Restitution; Lost Wages; Therapy
RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Clarifies that lost earnings, mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy are eligible for reimbursement to a crime victim as a result of a defendant's offense. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, GABBARD, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, K. RHOADS JUD, FIN  HB410
SB947 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Human Services; Family Court; Parental Rights; Disabled Persons
RELATING TO FAMILIES.
Prohibits the disability of a parent or caregiver from being the sole factor in determining fitness as a foster parent, adoptive parent, guardian, parent seeking custody or visitation, or provider of a safe family home. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2019- Enrolled to Governor. RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, Baker, S. Chang, Gabbard, Kim HSH, JUD  HB674
SB972 SD1 HD1 CD1
Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit; Pearl Harbor; Income Tax
RELATING TO SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY.
Establishes the Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit to offset costs incurred to construct and put into service a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor for use by the United States Navy. Disallows the Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit after 12/31/2026. Repeals the Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit. Effective 1/1/2020. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, S. CHANG, Shimabukuro EDB, FIN  HB534
SB976 SD2 HD1 CD2
Public Library Lands; Leases; BOE; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
Establishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the Board of Education to report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for a comprehensive planning study. (CD2)
(S) 5/7/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, English, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro LHE/WLH, FIN
SB980 HD1 CD1
Education; Compulsory Attendance; Private Schools; Licensure
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Defines, for the purpose of compulsory education, a private school to be an education institution that teaches kindergarten through grade twelve and that is licensed or accredited by specified licensing or accrediting organizations. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, S. CHANG, WAKAI, Kanuha, Shimabukuro LHE, CPC  HB409
SB981 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund; Repeal
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD SPECIAL FUND.
Repeals the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, Baker, S. Chang, English, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai LHE, FIN
SB988 SD1 HD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Mele Associates, Inc.; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MELE ASSOCIATES, INC., A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Mele Associates, Inc., a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (SB988 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI EEP, FIN
SB989 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund; DBEDT; Hawaii Television and Film Development Board; UH Creative Media Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
Renames the Hawaii Television and Film Development Special Fund as the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund and expands its funding sources and purposes. Appropriates funds for the UH creative media program. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI EDB, FIN
SB991 SD1 HD1 CD1
Telecommunications; Basic Exchange Service; Pricing Flexibility; Sale, Lease, Encumbrance of Assets; Financing; Affiliate Transactions; Issuance of Stock
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Caps annual utility rate increases without PUC approval for counties with a population of less than 500,000. Provides telecommunications service providers with flexibility from certain regulatory oversight requirements including issuance of securities and other evidences of indebtedness, and sales or disposition of property or equipment, if the utility is providing fully competitive retail services and specific conditions are met. Specifies other requirements related to flexibility for telecommunications service providers. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Nishihara, Taniguchi IAC, CPC, FIN  HB272
SB1025 SD1 HD2
Kupuna Caucus; Kupuna Caregivers Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
Requires the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to develop and implement a plan to maximize the number of Kupuna Caregivers Program (Program) participants and submit a copy of the Program plan to the 2020 Legislature. Authorizes EOA to adopt administrative rules to implement and administer the Program. Changes the Program funding allocation cap. Includes coordination or case management under the scope of services qualified caregivers can receive program funding for. Appropriates funds. (SB1025 HD2)
(S) 4/16/2019- Enrolled to Governor. IHARA, S. CHANG, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, K. KAHELE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, MORIWAKI, RUDERMAN, English, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro HSH/HLT, FIN  HB467
SB1037 SD1 HD1 CD1
Abuse of Family Member; Domestic Violence; Strangulation; Bodily Injury
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Amends the offense of abuse of family or household member by amending the type of physical abuse that constitutes strangulation to include blocking the nose and mouth or applying pressure to the chest. Clarifies that infliction of a visible bodily injury is not required to establish the offense. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, FEVELLA, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, Baker, English, Gabbard, J.Keohokalole, Kim, Kouchi, Nishihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro JUD  HB489
SB1039 HD1 CD1
Prostitution; Motion to Vacate
RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
Permits persons convicted of certain prostitution offenses to file a motion to vacate the conviction if the defendant is not convicted of another offense under the Penal Code within three years of the prostitution offense and without regard to the defendant's status as a victim of trafficking or promoting prostitution. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIM, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, English, Fevella, Kanuha, Kouchi, Shimabukuro JUD  HB486
SB1058 SD2 HD1 CD1
AG; Proposed Constitutional Amendments; Statements
RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
Requires the Attorney General to prepare a statement for each proposed constitutional amendment. Requires the Office of Elections and county clerks to make the statement available to the public. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. L. THIELEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KANUHA, J.KEOHOKALOLE JUD, FIN
SB1091 SD2 HD2
DOT; Highways Division; CIP; Emergency Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Transportation to mitigate landslide damages and install rockfall protection structures on the Pali Highway and Honoapiilani Highway. (SB1091 HD2)
(S) 4/16/2019- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE TRN, FIN
SB1124 SD2 HD1 CD1
Mental Health; Petitions; Procedures; Assisted Community Treatment
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Requires a licensed psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and psychiatric specialization to determine, prior to a person's discharge from a psychiatric facility, whether an assisted community treatment plan is indicated and to make certain arrangements if so indicated. Amends the criteria for assisted community treatment. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, RIVIERE, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, JUD, FIN
SB1148 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOA; Agricultural Loan Revolving Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds into and out of the agricultural loan revolving fund for the Department of Agriculture to provide loans to support local ranchers and farmers. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB938
SB1246 SD2 HD2 CD1
Telehealth; State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council; State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the Advisory Council on 7/1/2022. Establishes the Telehealth Administrative Simplification Working Group to research, make recommendations, and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  HB1020
SB1292 SD2 HD3
Transient Accommodations; Hosting Platform; Tax Collection
RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
Requires hosting platforms that collect fees for booking services to register as tax collection agents and collect GET and TAT for transient accommodation bookings from operators and plan managers. Converts penalties for violation of TAT requirements from misdemeanor to civil fines. Specifies that "transient accommodations" includes accommodations subject to county regulations as such. (SB1292 HD3)
(S) 5/8/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI, BAKER, S. CHANG, RIVIERE, Ihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi TIA, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB1303 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE; Public School Lands; Lease; Transfer; HPHA; Public Lands
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Part I: Allows the Department of Education to lease public school lands for a term of not more than ninety-nine years per lease. Part II: Amends Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, to allow the City and County of Honolulu to transfer lands under existing Department of Education facilities directly to the Department of Education, rather than through the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Part III: Excludes lands set aside by the Governor to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of public lands in section 1712, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires prior legislative approval for the sale of lands to which the Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, English, Shimabukuro LHE/WLH, FIN
SB1314 SD1 HD1 CD1
High Technology; Research Activities; Tax Credit; DOTAX; DBEDT
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
Amends the research activity tax credit so that references to the base amount in section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply, and credit for all qualified research expenses may be taken without regard to the amount of expenses for previous years. Transfers certification duties from the Department of Taxation to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, which shall identify to the Legislature taxpayers who apply for the tax credit. Establishes an annual aggregate cap of $5,000,000. Extends the research activity tax credit through 2024. Repeals the research activity tax credit on 12/31/2024. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. J.KEOHOKALOLE, Fevella, Inouye, Kim, Taniguchi, Wakai EDB, FIN
SB1342 HD1 CD2
Donative Transfers; Restrictions; Chief Justice
RELATING TO THE PROBATE CODE.
Requires the Chief Justice to study and analyze the national landscape of donative transfer statutes and suggest revisions to Hawaii's donative transfer law. (SB1342 CD2)
(S) 5/7/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KEITH-AGARAN JUD
SB1348 SD1 HD1 CD1
Small Business Regulatory Review Board; Powers
RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD.
Clarifies the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules that impact small businesses. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, Wakai EDB, JUD, FIN
SB1353 SD3 HD3 CD1
Industrial Hemp; State Plan; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a permanent industrial hemp program pursuant to federal law, and a corresponding special fund. Reduces or repeals certain regulatory requirements under the existing industrial hemp pilot program. Establishes monetary penalties for the unauthorized cultivation of hemp. Establishes authorized cultivation of hemp as an affirmative defense to certain criminal offenses pertaining to marijuana. Excludes hemp from statutory definitions of marijuana. Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to prepare a state plan for approval by the federal Secretary of Agriculture and report on the approval process to the Legislature and Governor. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. GABBARD, BAKER, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, English, Ihara, Shimabukuro AGR, JUD, FIN
SB1360 SD1 HD1
Income Tax; Partnerships; Estates; Trusts; Withholding
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires partnerships, estates, and trusts to withhold taxes on the income of nonresident partners and beneficiaries. Exempts publicly traded partnerships. (SB1360 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ FIN
SB1394 SD2 HD2 CD1
Historic Preservation; Rehabilitation; Tax Credit ($)
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Establishes a historic preservation income tax credit. Repeals on 12/31/2024. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. MORIWAKI, S. CHANG, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi HSG, FIN
SB1404 SD2 HD1 CD1
Loan Repayment; Health Care Professionals; Matching Funds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Appropriates funds for the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; provided that the funds are matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by a private or another public source. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara LHE, FIN  HB902
SB1405 SD2 HD2 CD2
Eliquid; Tobacco Products; Penalties; Health
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.
Requires public school teachers and educators to confiscate electronic cigarettes from students under 21 years of age. Requires the Department of Health to establish a Safe Harbor Program by which persons under the age of 21 may dispose of electronic cigarettes in their possession. Increases administrative fines for persons under the age of 21 for certain electronic smoking device infractions. (CD2)
(S) 5/7/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1574
SB1406 SD1 HD2
Physician Assistants; Medical Records; Continuing Medical Education; Random Audits
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires supervision of physician assistants by physician groups. Permits supervising physicians or groups to establish practice-appropriate record review policies. Establishes continuing education requirements and authorizes audits to enforce compliance. Clarifies provisions relating to forfeiture and reinstatement of a license. (SB1406 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN  HB935
SB1417 SD2 HD1 CD1
Filipino Caucus; Filipino-American World War II Veterans; Burial Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines, subject to certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIM, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI PVM, FIN  HB378
SB1418 SD1 HD1 CD1
UH; Hawaii Pamantasan Council; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Pamantasan Council for two full-time equivalent positions to promote access, diversity, and workforce development, including programs and policies related to Philippine courses and Filipino students. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. KIM, KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz, Kidani LHE/LAB, FIN  HB377
SB1423 HD1
Bail Posting; Payment; Pre-trial Defendants; Release
RELATING TO PAYMENT OF BAIL.
Permits defendants for whom a monetary amount of bail has been set to pay the bail amount seven-days-a-week on a 24-hour basis and be released from custody upon posting or payment of bail. (SB1423 HD1)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. NISHIHARA PVM, JUD
SB1442 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Utilities Commission; Data; Transparency; Ratepayer Access; Electric Power Systems
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Requires the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of improving electric power systems data access and transparency in order to make informed decisions. Establishes guiding principles. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI, KIDANI, Baker, S. Chang, English, Ihara, Kanuha, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro EEP, CPC, FIN
SB1459 SD2 HD2 CD1
State Commission on Surfing
RELATING TO THE STATE SURFING COMMISSION.
Establishes the temporary State Commission on Surfing. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ LAB, FIN
SB1466 SD2 HD2
Firearms; Gun Violence; Protective Orders
RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Establishes a process by which a law enforcement officer, family or household member, medical professional, educator, or colleague may obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition when the person poses a danger of causing bodily injury to oneself or another. (SB1466 HD2)
(S) 4/18/2019- Enrolled to Governor. K. RHOADS, BAKER, S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Shimabukuro PVM, JUD
SB1486 SD1 HD1 CD1
Electronic Prescription Accountability System; Disclosure
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
Allows the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to the U.S. Department of Defense health agency prescription monitoring program and authorized employees of the State DOH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. MORIWAKI, Baker, S. Chang, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen, Wakai HLT, JUD  HB1313
SB1494 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Health; Working Group; Behavioral Health Care
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes a working group within the department of health to evaluate current behavioral health care and related systems and identify steps to promote effective integration to respond to and coordinate care for persons experiencing substance abuse, mental health conditions, and homelessness. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. J.KEOHOKALOLE, S. CHANG, Baker, Fevella, Kidani, Nishihara, Ruderman HLT/HSH, FIN  HB1448
SB1498 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Labor Relations Board; Arbitrators; Arbitration; Collective Bargaining; Impasse
RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.
Requires the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to determine qualifications for grievance arbitrators. Requires the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to resolve the disputes over the qualifications and criteria for potential arbitrators selected under certain circumstances to resolve collective bargaining impasses. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. S. CHANG LAB, FIN  HB1414
SB1525 SD1 HD1 CD1
Home Care Agencies; Licensure; Sunset; Repeal
RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.
Makes permanent the licensure requirements for home care agencies licensed by the Department of Health. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2019- Enrolled to Governor. BAKER, Dela Cruz, Inouye, J.Keohokalole, Riviere HLT, CPC, JUD
SB1530 SD3 HD2 CD1
HCDA; Means of Financing Conversion; Kakaako Community Development District; Transfer Plan; City and County of Honolulu
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Makes the conversion of the means of financing for the Hawaii Community Development Authority staff from the Hawaii community development revolving fund to the general fund contingent upon the Hawaii Community Development Authority developing and submitting a plan to transfer its control of the Kakaako Community Development District to the City and County of Honolulu. (CD1)
(S) 5/6/2019- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI LAB, WLH, FIN