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SB2 HD1
Post-Conviction Proceedings; Task Force
RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE.
Establishes a post-conviction relief task force to review and propose potential updates to Hawaii's laws and court rules regarding post-conviction relief. (SB2 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 809). S. CHANG, K. RHOADS JUD  HB711
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) 7/9/2019- Act 215, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 216, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). BAKER (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB71
SB25 SD2 HD1 CD1
Health Insurance; Trade Name; Assumed Name; Pre-existing Disclosure; Providers; Reimbursements; Standard Valuation Model Law; Captives; Network Adequacy Model Act; Health Carriers
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Amends various portions of the Hawaii Insurance Code under title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to update and improve existing Insurance Code provisions. Establishes requirements for proposed name changes and use of a trade name or assumed name, effective 10/1/2019. Until 7/1/2024, allows the Insurance Division to create stopgap measures to implement the NAIC Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Model Act. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 070, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). ENGLISH CPC, FIN
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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 275, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1395). 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) 7/1/2019- Act 156, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1258). ENGLISH HSH, FIN
SB76 SD2 HD1
Income Tax Credit; Personal Emergency Response System
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a non-refundable tax credit for the purchase of a personal emergency response system, under certain conditions. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB76 HD1)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). ENGLISH HLT, CPC, FIN
SB78 SD2 HD2
DOE; Executive Office on Early Learning; State Public Charter School Commission; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) as the administrative authority for state-funded prekindergarten programs, and private partnership-funded prekindergarten programs in the public schools, except for special education and Title I-funded prekindergarten programs. Transfers prekindergarten programs in DOE and charter schools, except for special education and Title I-funded prekindergarten programs, to EOEL. Clarifies the role and responsibilities of EOEL in the public prekindergarten program. Requires DOE to adhere to certain quality standards and work with EOEL. Makes appropriations. (SB78 HD2)
(S) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 276, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1396). KIDANI LHE, FIN
SB92 SD1 HD1
Police Reports; Access; Murder and Manslaughter Offenses
RELATING TO POLICE REPORTS.
Allows surviving immediate family members of murder or manslaughter victims to receive a copy of the closing report prepared by the investigating police department upon the conclusion of all criminal and civil proceedings that arose from the offense. (SB92 HD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1381). K. RHOADS JUD
SB98 HD1 CD1
Crosswalk Safety; Pedestrians
RELATING TO CROSSWALK SAFETY.
Clarifies the requirement that a driver of a motor vehicle yield to or stop for a pedestrian by specifying when a pedestrian is considered to be within an intersection or adjacent crosswalk or crossing the roadway within a crosswalk. (CD1)
(S) 6/28/2019- Act 132, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). K. RHOADS TRN, JUD  HB1256
SB126 SD1 HD1
Budget; Governor's Messages; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds and positions to fulfill requests made by the Governor. Appropriates funds. (SB126 HD1)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB964
SB130 SD1 HD1
Civil Legal Services; Judiciary; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
Appropriates funds for the judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low-income and moderate-income persons. (SB130 HD1)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325. K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMABUKURO, Gabbard, Moriwaki JUD, FIN  HB161
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) 7/9/2019- Act 241, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1343). 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) 6/25/2019- Act 109, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211). 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 $2 of the additional surcharge be deposited into the county subaccount in the state highway fund. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2019- Act 174, 07/01/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) TRN, CPC, FIN  HB180
SB166 SD1 HD1
Elections; Vote Counting System ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for a vote counting system contract. (SB166 HD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 059, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB184
SB187 SD2 HD1
Judiciary Package; District Court Judges; First Circuit; Second Circuit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JUDGES.
Establishes additional district court judgeships in the First Circuit and in the Second Circuit. Appropriates funds. (SB187 HD1)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB511
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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 277, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1397). 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) 6/25/2019- Act 107, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 218, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320). 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) 6/28/2019- Act 135, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237). J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. RHOADS, Fevella, Wakai JUD, FIN
SB219 SD1 HD1
Chief Information Officer; State Information Technology Strategic Plan
RELATING TO ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
Requires the Chief Information Officer, in conjunction with the Information Technology Steering Committee, to review, refresh, and submit the State Information Technology Strategic Plan to the Governor and Legislature on 2021 and every four years thereafter. (SB219 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-19 2:30PM in conference room 224. J.KEOHOKALOLE, ENGLISH, Fevella, Wakai EDB, FIN
SB223 SD2 HD1
HDOA; East Kauai Irrigation System; Transfer of Operational Authority; Staffing; CIP; GO Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
Transfers operational authority over portions of the East Kauai Irrigation System operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of July 1, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture. Provides a conditional extension to acquire required permits. Establishes staffing positions. Authorizes general obligation bonds for a statewide irrigation system capital improvement project. Appropriates funds. (SB223 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 224. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, 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) 7/9/2019- Act 242, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1344). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, IAC/CPC, FIN  HB521
SB242 SD2 HD2 CD1
Autism; Home and Community-based Services; Medicaid; Ann and Kelii's Law; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Task Force
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes a task force to review policy issues and opportunities relating to the navigation, access, and coverage of medicaid services by individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and make a recommendation on whether a waiver or other approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is necessary to ensure accessibility of certain services for individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. (CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 968). GABBARD, BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, HARIMOTO, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Ihara, Moriwaki, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT, CPC, FIN  HB42
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) 7/9/2019- Act 243, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). K. RHOADS, Moriwaki, Taniguchi EEP, CPC, FIN  HB1205
SB281 SD1 HD2 CD1
Department of Health; Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services; State Emergency Medical System; Steering Committee; Task Force; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for collective bargaining requirements for ambulance providers and other current expenses. Requires the Department of Health to contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the guidance of a steering committee to conduct a study of the State Emergency Medical System. Authorizes the Department of Health to establish a task force to develop a plan to implement findings and recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's study and any proposed legislation. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 060, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161). DELA CRUZ, KEITH-AGARAN HLT, FIN
SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1
Contractors; Government Contracts; Labor Law; Compliance; Mechanics; Laborers
RELATING TO LABOR.
Specifies requirements for contractor or subcontractor payment to all mechanics and laborers employed on a government service contract job site. Permits governmental contracting agencies to withhold accrued payments as necessary to pay mechanics and laborers. Requires that contractors for public works projects maintain and submit weekly certified payroll records to demonstrate compliance with wage and hour requirements. Exempts certain types of contracts. Takes effect on 9/1/2019. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 219, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321). TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
SB301 SD1 HD1 CD1
Taxation; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Dividends Paid Deduction
RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.
Disallows dividends paid deduction for real estate investment trusts. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Sunsets 12/31/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1382). KEITH-AGARAN, MORIWAKI EDB, CPC, FIN  HB475
SB313 SD1 HD1
Budget; University of Hawaii; Wayfinding Education Program; ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center; Positions; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Makes an appropriation for 2 full-time equivalent positions for the wayfinding education program – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. (SB313 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 4:30PM in conference room 329. KIM LHE, FIN
SB316 SD2 HD2
Budget; University of Hawaii Community College Promise Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for additional funding for the Hawaii Community College Promise Program. Requires a report to the Legislature. (SB316 HD2)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 061, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). KIM LHE, FIN
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) 7/1/2019- Act 155, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1257). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 244, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). K. RHOADS, HARIMOTO, Ruderman JUD, FIN  HB1076
SB341 SD2 HD2
Practice of Behavior Analysis; Exemptions
RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
Clarifies exemptions from licensure as a behavioral analyst for general education teachers, direct support workers, special education teachers, and teacher trainees working in collaboration with or under the supervision of licensed professionals. Requires the DOE to seek approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to amend the Hawaii Medicaid State Plan to provide reimbursement for applied behavior analysis services. (SB341 HD2)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). KIDANI, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai LHE/IAC, CPC
SB365 SD2 HD1
Economic Development; Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit; Cap; Extension ($)
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Changes the annual $35,000,000 rolling cap and $15,000,000 per qualified production cap for the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit. Authorizes an additional percentage of the Tax Credit for certain qualified post-production costs. Extends the Tax Credit's repeal date. (SB365 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:01PM in conference room 224. DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KANUHA, KIDANI, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro EDB, FIN  HB406
SB366 SD2 HD2
DOH; Executive Office on Aging; Alzheimer's; Dementia; Coordinator Position; Appropriation ($)
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) 6/28/2019- Act 127, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1229). 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) 7/1/2019- Act 151, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 278, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1398). 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) 7/12/2019- Act 270, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1390). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 279, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1399). 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) 7/12/2019- Act 271, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1391). 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) 7/1/2019- Act 153, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). DELA CRUZ, S. CHANG, GABBARD, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, FIN  HB262
SB394 SD1 HD1 CD1
Net Income Tax; Sales Factor; Market-based Sourcing
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the rules for sourcing the sales factor for net income tax to impose market sourcing for sales of other than tangible personal property. Provides specific rules for intangibles and services. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 096, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). DELA CRUZ FIN
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) 7/3/2019- Act 162, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 280, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1400). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 220, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). INOUYE, HARIMOTO, Baker, S. Chang, Ihara, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro TRN, FIN
SB412 SD2 HD1
Automatic Voter Registration; Driver's License; Provisional License; Instruction Permit; Identification Card; Affirmative Opt-out
RELATING TO VOTING.
Makes an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to register for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Requires sharing of information among the counties, DOT, and election personnel. (SB412 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:45PM in conference room 225. K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, RUDERMAN, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB1203
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) 7/9/2019- Act 245, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1347). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 281, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1401). K. RHOADS, BAKER, S. CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen JUD  HB1061
SB417 SD2 HD2
Emergency Ambulance Services; Emergency Medical Services; Fees; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation and provision of emergency medical services. Authorizes transportation to certain medical facilities. Appropriates funds to meet collective bargaining requirements and personnel costs. (SB417 HD2)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). K. RHOADS, Baker, Ruderman LAB/HLT, FIN  HB1252
SB427 SD2 HD1
Elections; Ranked Choice Voting
RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. (SB427 HD1)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325. K. RHOADS JUD, FIN  HB718
SB470 HD1
Homelessness; Human Services; Housing; Shelters
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Authorizes the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Extends the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2022. Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020. (SB470 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Gabbard HSH, FIN
SB471 SD2 HD1 CD1
Homelessness; Housing; Department of Human Services; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Appropriates funds for core homelessness services, including the outreach program, rapid re-housing program, housing first program, family assessment centers, stored property and debris removal services, and the state rent supplemental program. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 062, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163). RUDERMAN, S. CHANG, GABBARD, HARIMOTO, K. RHOADS, Fevella, Riviere HSH/HSG, FIN  HB643HB574
SB485 SD1 HD1
Biosecurity; Barrel Tax; Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund
RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
Increases the amount of barrel tax deposited into the agricultural development and food security special fund. (SB485 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954). GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, English, Harimoto, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN
SB491 SD2 HD2
Budget; Department of Agriculture; Operating Expenses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the Department of Agriculture. Effective on 6/28/2019. (SB491 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2019- Act 030, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). GABBARD AGR, FIN
SB492 SD2 HD2
DHS; Disability Determination Branch; Audit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires the Office of the Auditor to conduct a performance and management audit of the Department of Human Services Disability Determination Branch. Appropriates funds. (SB492 HD2)
(S) 4/22/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225. DELA CRUZ, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran HSH, LMG, FIN
SB493 SD2 HD1
Health Care Insurance; Step Therapy; State Auditor
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.
Prohibits a health care insurer from requiring an insured diagnosed with stage two cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions. Requires analysis and report by State Auditor to determine if federal ACA provisions or state sunrise analysis requirements have been triggered. (SB493 HD1)
(H) 4/22/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 951). DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN HLT, CPC, FIN
SB494 SD1 HD1 CD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Constitution; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE.
Makes a deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund pursuant to article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. Appropriates funds. (SB494 CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 044, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). DELA CRUZ FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 221, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323). DELA CRUZ FIN
SB512 SD1 HD1
Budget; Department of Transportation; Operating Expenses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Appropriates funds for operating expenses for the department of transportation. (SB512 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2019- Act 006, 04/12/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1107). INOUYE TRN, FIN
SB522 SD2 HD2 CD1
Plastic Source Reduction Working Group ($)
RELATING TO PLASTIC.
Creates the plastic source reduction working group to make recommendations to reuse, reduce, recycle, and recover plastic waste. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 254, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1356). GABBARD, ENGLISH, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN EEP/EDB, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB530 SD2 HD1
General Excise Tax; Medical Devices; Exemption
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Exempts from the general excise tax gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription. Amends the definition of "prosthetic device" to include a replacement, corrective, or supportive device worn on or in the body. (SB530 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- The conference committee deferred the measure. BAKER, S. CHANG, GABBARD, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Moriwaki, Wakai HLT, FIN  HB345
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) 7/9/2019- Act 255, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1357). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 256, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1358). BAKER, S. CHANG, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Moriwaki, Nishihara HLT, JUD, FIN  HB690
SB537 SD2 HD3
Payday Lending; Small Dollar Loans; Small Dollar Lenders; Licensure; Requirements; Appropriation; Check Cashers; Registration; Voluntary Payment Plans; Notices ($)
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders that offer small dollar loans to consumers. Specifies licensing requirements for small dollar lenders. Authorizes the division of financial institutions to appoint 2.0 FTE examiner positions, funded via the compliance resolution fund, to carry out the purposes of the small dollar installment loan program. Requires check cashers to be registered with DCCA and to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Establishes the terms of voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices to customers required of check cashers. Removes the exemption for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services. Requires the Auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis of the regulation of payday lenders and deferred deposit agreements in the State. (SB537 HD3)
(H) 4/17/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907). BAKER, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, Inouye, J.Keohokalole, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Wakai IAC, CPC, FIN  HB79
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) 7/9/2019- Act 222, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1324). BAKER, KIDANI, S. Chang, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC, FIN  HB75
SB541 SD1 HD2
Medical Cannabis; Manufactured Cannabis Products; Transdermal Devices
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS.
Simplifies the list of manufactured cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Updates transdermal patches to department-approved transdermal devices in the medical cannabis dispensary laws, thereby including non-patch devices that deliver through the dermis. (SB541 HD2)
(H) 4/17/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907). BAKER, S. CHANG, K. Kahele, Kidani, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC  HB1441
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) 6/28/2019- Act 138, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 282, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1402). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 223, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1325). BAKER, S. Chang CPC, JUD  HB811
SB566 SD1 HD1 CD1
Penal Code; Offenses Against Property Rights; Unauthorized Attachment of Object
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
Establishes the offense of unauthorized attachment of an object to a fence, gate, or wall, which is committed when a person knowingly attaches an object to a fence, gate, wall, or other structure or barrier without the owner's permission. (CD1)
(H) 5/1/2019- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 968). K. RHOADS JUD
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) 6/28/2019- Act 130, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232). 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 $175,000 per year. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 224, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1326). KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, KIDANI, S. Chang, Gabbard, Nishihara LAB/LHE, FIN  HB412
SB600 HD2
Firearms; Registration; Importation; Age
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Prohibits individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm. (SB600 HD2)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 257, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1359). NISHIHARA, S. CHANG, Baker, K. Kahele, Wakai PVM, JUD
SB641 HD2
Operating a Vehicle While Impaired by a Lesser Intoxicant
RELATING TO INTOXICANTS.
Establishes the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired by a lesser intoxicant. Requires law enforcement and the Criminal Justice Data Center to collect, make public, and report on certain data relating to the offense. (SB641 HD2)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:00PM in conference room 225. K. RHOADS TRN, JUD
SB652 SD1 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Keahole FBO I LLC ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE FBO I LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole FBO I LLC with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating facilities for aviation services and aviation-related services at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. (SB652 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 225. INOUYE, FEVELLA, K. RHOADS TRN, FIN  HB203
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) 7/9/2019- Act 233, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335). 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) 7/1/2019- Act 143, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). 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) 6/28/2019- Act 131, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233). 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) 6/28/2019- Act 133, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). ENGLISH, INOUYE, Baker, Fevella, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Shimabukuro TRN, JUD
SB711 SD1 HD1
Agricultural Lands; State Budget; Capital Improvement Projects
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND.
Amends certain general obligation bond funds appropriated in the General Appropriations Act of 2017 to purchase deep well easements on agricultural land on Oahu. (SB711 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). DELA CRUZ FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 225, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). SHIMABUKURO, S. CHANG, NISHIHARA, J.Keohokalole, Kim JUD, FIN
SB752 SD1 HD1
Ornamental Ginger; University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224. GABBARD, ENGLISH, K. RHOADS, Harimoto, Ihara, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai AGR/LHE, FIN  HB833
SB753 SD2 HD1 CD1
HDOA; Aquaculture Development Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
Appropriates funds for operational expenses for revitalizing the Aquaculture Development Program within HDOA. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 063, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). GABBARD, RUDERMAN, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB771
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) 6/25/2019- Act 103, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). 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 ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 217, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319). GABBARD, Baker, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro AGR, JUD, FIN  HB1503
SB760 SD2 HD1
HDOA; Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit; Qualified Agricultural Costs; Extension
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Expands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs" for the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit. Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify the Tax Credit. (SB760 HD1)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). GABBARD, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi AGR, FIN  HB261
SB762 SD1 HD1
UH; P-20 Agriculture Education Coordinator; Working Group; Implementation Plan; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
Establishes and appropriates funds for 1 FTE P-20 agriculture education coordinator position within the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Specifies duties of the coordinator and P-20 agriculture education working group. (SB762 HD1)
(H) 4/26/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 4:30PM in conference room 329. GABBARD, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro LHE/AGR, FIN  HB1102
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) 7/9/2019- Act 258, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1360). 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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 283, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1403). BAKER, INOUYE, MORIWAKI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, English, Fevella, Shimabukuro CPC  HB69
SB768 SD1 HD2
Adolescent Mental Health; Payment Disclosure; Confidentiality
RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
Permits certain minors to consent to treatment or counseling by a mental health professional. Requires, as part of the standard of care, the minor patient to be informed about confidentiality. Restricts disclosure of a minor's payment information for mental health treatment in certain circumstances. (SB768 HD2)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 4:30PM in conference room 229. BAKER, KIDANI, MORIWAKI, Nishihara, Ruderman HLT, CPC, FIN  HB584
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) 7/9/2019- Act 246, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1348). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 226, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). BAKER, S. Chang CPC, JUD  HB1172
SB774 SD1 HD2
Professional and Vocational Licensing; Dental Assistants
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
Requires the Board of Dentistry to adopt rules for the regulation of dental assistants using certification options based on education level and permitted duties. Requires the Board to report to the Legislature on the progress of any rules adopted. (SB774 HD2)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). BAKER, S. Chang, English, Fevella, Keith-Agaran IAC, CPC, JUD  HB73
SB777 SD1 HD2
Naturopathic Medicine; Continuing Education; Licensure Requirements
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Expands the list of acceptable institutions or organizations that can approve the continuing education courses needed by naturopathic physicians for license renewal. (SB777 HD2)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). BAKER HLT, CPC
SB785 SD1 HD1
Collective Bargaining; Impasse; EUTF
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Requires the scope of collective bargaining negotiations to include benefits related to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. Repeals the prohibition of using arbitration to resolve impasses or disputes relating to EUTF State and county contributions. (SB785 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 423. TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN  HB392
SB789 SD2 HD2
Minimum Wage; Employment; Persons With Disabilities
RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
Changes minimum wage rates annually from 1/1/2020, to 1/1/2024. Provides lower minimum wage rates for employees who receive employer-sponsored health benefits under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Includes persons with disabilities under generally applicable minimum wage requirements. (SB789 HD2)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
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) 7/5/2019- Act 182, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1284). BAKER, S. CHANG, NISHIHARA, Fevella, Moriwaki HLT, CPC, FIN  HB722
SB812 SD1 HD2
DCCA; Operating Budget Special Funds; Fees ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
Establishes the operating budget for certain programs of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes or amends certain special fund ceilings and provides for suspension or refund of fees if the ceiling is exceeded. (SB812 HD2)
(S) 4/29/2019- Act 029, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130). BAKER IAC, FIN
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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 284, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1404). BAKER, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Harimoto, Kanuha IAC, CPC, FIN  HB269
SB821 SD1 HD1
Gender Equity; Baby Diaper-Changing and Baby Feeding Accommodations
RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
Requires all places of public accommodation and state building construction constructed or substantially modified after December 31, 2020, to provide baby diaper-changing accommodations and baby feeding accommodations that are equally accessible to men and women. (SB821 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 9:20AM in conference room 325. BAKER LAB, FIN
SB823 SD1 HD2
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Repairs; Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts; Aftermarket Parts
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS.
Requires insurers to clearly give consumers notice of the choice of whether to use an aftermarket part, if available, or an original equipment manufacturer part for motor vehicle body repair work. (SB823 HD2)
(H) 4/5/2019- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 685). BAKER, S. Chang, Fevella, Kanuha IAC, CPC, FIN
SB824 SD1 HD1
Mopeds; Motor Scooters; Rentals; Lexi's Law; Helmet Requirements; Violation
RELATING TO RENTALS OF MOPEDS AND MOTOR SCOOTERS.
Requires all moped and motor scooter rental companies to ensure the rider wears a safety helmet supplied either by the rental company or by the renter prior to operating the moped or motor scooter. Exempts riders with a motorcycle license from this requirement. Prohibits the rental of any moped or motor scooter with aftermarket modifications. (SB824 HD1)
(H) 4/12/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 899). BAKER, FEVELLA TRN, JUD, FIN  HB636
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) 6/25/2019- Act 108, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, GABBARD, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, K. RHOADS JUD, FIN  HB410
SB856 SD1 HD3
Education; Audit; Adequacy Study; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Requires the Auditor to perform an operational audit of the academic and financial plans of the Department of Education. Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the adequacy of education funding in Hawaii. Appropriates funds. (SB856 HD3)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara LHE, LMG, FIN  HB781
SB859 SD1 HD1
CIP; Short Form ($)
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
Short form bill relating to capital improvement projects. (SB859 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz FIN
SB898 SD1 HD1
Land Recordation; Bureau of Conveyances; Deregistered Land
RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.
Requires submission of a map and description of the relevant land prepared by a licensed surveyor along with an application for the voluntary deregistration of land from the Land Court and recordation of title in the Bureau of Conveyances. Exempts transactions that involve time shares, condominiums, planned communities, or deregistration of an undivided interest in registered land. (SB898 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). K. KAHELE, RIVIERE, Shimabukuro WLH, JUD, FIN
SB908 SD2 HD1
Statewide Sustainability Division; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
Establishes a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds. (SB908 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). K. KAHELE, S. CHANG, KANUHA, J.KEOHOKALOLE, Kim, Nishihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Wakai EEP, FIN  HB449
SB911 SD1 HD1
Hilo Medical Center; Cardiac Care; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918). K. KAHELE, S. CHANG, KANUHA, RUDERMAN, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT, FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 259, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1361). RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, Baker, S. Chang, Gabbard, Kim HSH, JUD  HB674
SB966 SD1 HD2
HTDC; Mililani Technology Park; Acquisition; Redevelopment; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MILILANI TECHNOLOGY PARK.
Requires the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to enter into negotiations to acquire the properties identified as Tax Map Keys: (1) 9-5-046:041 and (1) 9-5-046:042, parcels that are within or near Mililani Technology Park, to facilitate the redevelopment of those parcels for community benefit and the benefit of the Mililani Technology Park. Appropriates funds. (SB966 HD2)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). KIDANI EDB/WLH, FIN
SB972 SD1 HD1 CD1
Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit; Pearl Harbor; Income Tax
RELATING TO SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY.
Establishes the Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit to offset costs incurred to construct and put into service a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor for use by the United States Navy. Disallows the Ship Repair Industry Tax Credit after 12/31/2026. Repeals the Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit. Effective 1/1/2020. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 260, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1362). KIDANI, S. CHANG, Shimabukuro EDB, FIN  HB534
SB976 SD2 HD1 CD2
Public Library Lands; Leases; BOE; Appropriation ($)
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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 285, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1405). KIDANI, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, English, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro LHE/WLH, FIN
SB978 SD1 HD2
Unclaimed Property; Public Library System; Libraries Special Fund
RELATING TO STATE LIBRARY SYSTEM.
Amends the disposition of unclaimed funds in the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to allocate funds under a certain amount to the Libraries Special Fund and to amend the threshold amount for funds transferred to the General Fund. Amends the time limit for retaining unclaimed funds in the Trust Fund. (SB978 HD2)
(H) 4/24/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329. KIDANI, S. CHANG, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Shimabukuro LHE, JUD, 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) 7/9/2019- Act 227, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). 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) 7/3/2019- Act 161, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). KIDANI, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, Baker, S. Chang, English, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai LHE, FIN
SB983 SD2 HD1
Department of Education; State Public Charter School Commission; Education; National Certification Incentive Program and Funding; Teachers; School Psychologists; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Renames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher incentives, bonuses, and compensation beyond regular wages are excluded from the per-pupil request and included as separate line items in the budget for public charter schools. Appropriates funds. (SB983 HD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329. KIDANI, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KANUHA, NISHIHARA, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Wakai LHE, FIN
SB985 SD1 HD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Pearl Harbor Floating Drydock, LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PEARL HARBOR FLOATING DRYDOCK, LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pearl Harbor Floating Drydock, LLC, for the construction of a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor to service submarines and surface ships. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 045, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1146). KIDANI, Inouye, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai EDB, FIN  HB535
SB988 SD1 HD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Mele Associates, Inc.; Renewable Energy Developer ($)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MELE ASSOCIATES, INC., A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Mele Associates, Inc., a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (SB988 HD2)
(S) 7/3/2019- Act 160, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). WAKAI EEP, FIN
SB989 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund; DBEDT; Hawaii Television and Film Development Board; UH Creative Media Program; Appropriation ($)
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) 7/9/2019- Act 228, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1330). WAKAI EDB, FIN
SB990 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; DBEDT; Study; Technologybased Economic Development Strategy; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to engage a consulting firm to conduct a study to evaluate policies and organizational changes needed within DBEDT that will enable the State to successfully execute a technology-based economic development strategy. Appropriates funds for DBEDT to engage the consulting firm to conduct the study. (SB990 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:46PM in conference room 224. WAKAI EDB, FIN
SB991 SD1 HD1 CD1
Telecommunications; Basic Exchange Service; Pricing Flexibility; Sale, Lease, Encumbrance of Assets; Financing; Affiliate Transactions; Issuance of Stock
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Caps annual utility rate increases without PUC approval for counties with a population of less than 500,000. Provides telecommunications service providers with flexibility from certain regulatory oversight requirements including issuance of securities and other evidences of indebtedness, and sales or disposition of property or equipment, if the utility is providing fully competitive retail services and specific conditions are met. Specifies other requirements related to flexibility for telecommunications service providers. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 229, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331). WAKAI, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Nishihara, Taniguchi IAC, CPC, FIN  HB272
SB992 SD1 HD2
Hawaii Convention Center; Operations; Marketing; Contracts
RELATING TO TOURISM.
Requires that the management contract for the Hawaii Convention Center be separate from the contract for marketing for all uses of the facility. (SB992 HD2)
(H) 4/9/2019- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 885). WAKAI, HARIMOTO, Baker, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro TIA, JUD, FIN
SB995 SD2 HD1
HTDC; Research and Development; Alternative Energy Research; Grants; UH; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires HTDC to adopt rules to require businesses to return a technology research and development grant award if the recipient business relocates its principal place of business within 5 years of receiving the grant. Appropriates funding through the Research and Development Special Fund for the Research and Development Program of HTDC. Appropriates funds to HTDC for the Small Business Innovation Research Program and Manufacturing Assistance Program. Disallows HTDC grants to businesses that were awarded a competitive contract from the Department of Defense to research hydrodynamics and demand response. Appropriates funding through the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund to provide grants. Repeals Act 67, SLH 2018, relating to alternative energy research and development and grants by HTDC. Repeals Act 141, SLH 2018, relating to the Research and Development Program in HTDC. Transfers the rights, powers, functions, and duties of HTDC and HSDC to UH. Appropriates funds to UH to implement the transfer. (SB995 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:47PM in conference room 224. WAKAI, J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. Kahele EDB, FIN  HB338
SB1000 SD2 HD2
Electric Vehicles; Charger Ready; New Construction; Parking Stalls
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Prohibits the issuance of building permits pursuant to an application initiated on or after January 1, 2020, for all new residential multi-family buildings that have ten or more parking stalls and new commercial buildings that have twenty or more parking stalls unless a certain percentage of the parking stalls are electric vehicle charger ready, subject to superseding county ordinances. (SB1000 HD2)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 12:15PM in conference room 224. WAKAI, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Nishihara, L. Thielen EEP/TRN, CPC, FIN
SB1001 SD2 HD1
Chief Data Officer; Data Set Task Force; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT DATA.
Establishes a chief data officer and data set task force, within the office of enterprise technology services, to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. (SB1001 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:22PM in conference room 224. WAKAI, S. CHANG, J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara EDB, FIN
SB1002 SD1 HD1 CD1
SPRB; Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.
Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, until June 30, 2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 046, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). WAKAI, J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara, Taniguchi EEP, EDB, LMG, FIN  HB1321
SB1020 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Rent Supplement Program; Homelessness; Domestic Violence; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for its Rent Supplement Program to assist families at imminent risk of homelessness due to domestic violence with obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. (SB1020 HD1)
(S) 4/22/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-19 1:15PM in conference room 423. K. RHOADS, BAKER, S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, Kim, Shimabukuro HSH, FIN
SB1025 SD1 HD2
Kupuna Caucus; Kupuna Caregivers Program; Appropriation ($)
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) 6/28/2019- Act 126, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). IHARA, S. CHANG, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, K. KAHELE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, MORIWAKI, RUDERMAN, English, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Riviere, Shimabukuro HSH/HLT, FIN  HB467
SB1033 SD2 HD2
Licensure; Midwives; DCCA; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
Establishes licensure of midwives. Temporarily exempts birth attendants and exempts Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements. Establishes task force. Appropriates funds. (SB1033 HD2)
(S) 5/1/2019- Act 032, 04/30/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133). BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, FEVELLA, GABBARD, INOUYE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, L. THIELEN, English, Kanuha, Kouchi, Riviere, Shimabukuro HLT, FIN  HB490
SB1034 SD1 HD1
Insurance; Covered Services; Digital Mammography; Breast Tomosynthesis
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Clarifies that the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for advancing methodologies of digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Sunsets June 30, 2024. (SB1034 HD1)
(H) 4/17/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907). INOUYE, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, FEVELLA, GABBARD, KANUHA, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, English, Kouchi, Riviere, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC, FIN  HB481
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) 7/5/2019- Act 175, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277). 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) 7/5/2019- Act 176, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278). KIM, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, English, Fevella, Kanuha, Kouchi, Shimabukuro JUD  HB486
SB1041 SD2 HD2
Employment Practices; Sexual Misconduct; Nondisclosure Agreement
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Prohibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual assault. (SB1041 HD2)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423. L. THIELEN, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, FEVELLA, INOUYE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, Gabbard, Kanuha, Kouchi, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai LAB, JUD  HB488
SB1047 SD1 HD2
Abuse of Family or Household Members; Petty Misdemeanor
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Creates new petty misdemeanor for the abuse of a family or household member. Repeals June 30, 2022. (SB1047 HD2)
(H) 4/25/2019- Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-26-19 3:45PM in conference room 225. L. THIELEN, Kim, Moriwaki, Riviere HSH, JUD, FIN  HB491
SB1048 SD1 HD1
Agreements to Arbitrate; Confidentiality Clauses; Sexual Harassment; Ban
RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
Makes confidentiality clauses in employment contracts unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims. Bans mandatory arbitration agreements as to sexual harassment claims. Makes mandatory confidentiality clauses in an arbitration agreement unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims. (SB1048 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423. L. THIELEN, MORIWAKI, Kim, Riviere LAB, JUD, FIN
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) 7/12/2019- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 286, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1406). L. THIELEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, KANUHA, J.KEOHOKALOLE JUD, FIN
SB1069 SD1 HD1
Helicopters; Noise-Canceling Technology Systems; Installation; Tax Credit; Tours; Commercial Flights; Surcharge; Special Fund
RELATING TO REDUCTION OF NOISE FROM HELICOPTER OPERATIONS.
Establishes a tax credit for taxpayers who install a helicopter noise-canceling technology system on a helicopter owned by the taxpayer and operated primarily within the State during the taxable year. Establishes a tour helicopter surcharge. Establishes a helicopter noise-canceling technology system special fund. (SB1069 HD1)
(H) 4/11/2019- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 893). L. THIELEN JUD, FIN
SB1082 SD2 HD2
Wages; Timely Payment; General Contractors; Subcontractors; Liability
RELATING TO WAGES.
Makes general contractors entering into or under contracts in the State for work on buildings, structures, or other private works liable for debt incurred by subcontractors for wages due to claimants for performance of labor in the contract between the general contractor and owner. (SB1082 HD2)
(H) 4/15/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, JUD  HB95
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) 7/3/2019- Act 159, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261). 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) 6/28/2019- Act 129, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1231). K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, RIVIERE, Ruderman, Shimabukuro HLT, JUD, FIN
SB1130 SD1 HD1
Taxation; Internal Revenue Code; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Specifies that the Internal Revenue Code section 512(a)(7), with respect to increases in unrelated business taxable income by disallowed fringe, is not operative in Hawaii income tax law. Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2018. Clarifies wording regarding the Hawaii applicable exclusion amount. (SB1130 HD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 069, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170). DELA CRUZ FIN
SB1131 SD2 HD2
DHS; Homelessness; Housing; Ohana Zones Pilot Program; Public-Private Partnership; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO OHANA ZONES.
Increases the number of Ohana Zone sites. Includes private property owned by non-profit organizations under a public-private partnership as potential Ohana Zone locations. Requires additional information in the reports to the Legislature. Extends the time to implement the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Appropriates funds. (SB1131 HD2)
(S) 4/22/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225. DELA CRUZ, Gabbard, Kidani HSH/HSG, FIN
SB1148 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOA; Agricultural Loan Revolving Fund; Appropriation ($)
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) 7/1/2019- Act 152, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). GABBARD, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB938
SB1150 SD2 HD1
Feral Pigs; DOA; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224. GABBARD, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Ihara, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB1095
SB1151 SD1 HD2
Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Loan; Aquaculture Loan
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS.
Increases the amount of state funds that the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture may approve for any agricultural and aquacultural loan. (SB1151 HD2)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). GABBARD, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Ihara, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN  HB937
SB1167 SD1 HD1
Agricultural Enterprises; Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.
Establishes a new Agricultural Enterprise Program within the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the Department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund. Makes an appropriation. (SB1167 HD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 960). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, FIN  HB940
SB1173 SD1 HD1 CD1
Child Support; Income Withholding; Employer; Fines; CSEA; Fees
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withhold support from income or pay the amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Amends the amount of the annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to be in compliance with federal regulations. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 067, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB946
SB1176 SD2 HD1 CD1
False Claims to the State; Civil Penalties; Increase; Federal Law
RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE.
Amends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases where state money is taken illegally and False Claims Act prosecution is successful. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 068, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  HB949
SB1188 SD1 HD1 CD1
Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Community Development Authority ($)
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its payroll, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. (CD1)
(S) 5/15/2019- Act 034, 05/15/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB961
SB1190 SD2 HD2
Leases; HHFDC; Leasehold Condominiums on State Land
RELATING TO LEASEHOLD CONDOMINIUMS ON LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Authorizes HHFDC to enter into 99-year leases for residential condominium units developed on state lands. Exempts certain land from the definition of public land. Subjects certain land to the legislative approval requirement for the sale or gift of the lands. (SB1190 HD2)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 423. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB963
SB1192 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 047, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB966
SB1193 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (3) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1193 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB967
SB1194 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (4) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1194 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB968
SB1195 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (5) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 048, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB969
SB1196 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (6) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (6) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1196 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB970
SB1197 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items, Collective Bargaining Units (1), (7), and (10); Health Premium Payments ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (1), (7), and (10) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 049, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB971
SB1198 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items: Collective Bargaining Unit (8) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1198 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB972
SB1199 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (9) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1199 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB973
SB1201 SD2 HD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (11) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 050, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB975
SB1202 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (13) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1202 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB976
SB1203 SD2 HD1
Public Employment Cost Items; Collective Bargaining Unit (14) ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1203 HD1)
(S) 4/23/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB977
SB1204 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Conforming Amendments; Beneficiaries
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND DEFINITIONS.
Amends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits. Updates references related to marriage to account for civil unions in interpreting who is a "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary". (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 051, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB978
SB1210 SD1 HD1 CD1
Insurance; NAIC; Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act; Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Meets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. Takes effect 1/1/20. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 071, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB984
SB1212 SD1 HD1 CD1
Third Party Administrator; Insurance; Insurance Commissioner
RELATING TO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
Requires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 072, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB986
SB1213 SD1 HD1 CD1
DCCA; Procurement; Protests; Bid Challenge; Filing Fee
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FILING FEE.
Requires a party initiating a bid challenge to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a non-refundable filing fee for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 073, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LAB, FIN  HB987
SB1221 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Teachers; Education; Charter School Commission; Report Requirements
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.
Clarifies delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications. Clarifies reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schools, including the number of classrooms without a licensed teacher during the school year. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 079, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LHE, FIN  HB995
SB1223 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaiian Home Lands; Affordable Housing Credits; Counties
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
Extends the sunset date of Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended, which requires each county to issue affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. Extends the sunset date of Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits for each residential unit, or if allowed under the county's affordable housing program, vacant lot, developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 080, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB997
SB1226 SD2 HD1 CD1
Child Care; Criminal History Record Checks; Records; Deficiencies and Complaints; Reports of Death or Injury; Release of Information; Penalties; Administrative and Judicial Action
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
Requires criminal history record checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services. Clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it receives a report of death or injury of a child in a child care setting. Addresses the release of information pending an investigation. Increases penalties and clarifies that the Department of Human Services may take administrative and judicial action to enforce child care licensing requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 083, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB1000
SB1227 HD1
DHS; Integrated and Multigenerational Approach; Poverty
RELATING TO POVERTY.
Requires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (SB1227 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1001
SB1230 SD2 HD1
Office of Youth Services; Commercial Enterprises; Revolving Fund ($)
RELATING TO YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMS.
Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund. Appropriates funds. (SB1230 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 225. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1004
SB1231 HD2 CD1
Spouse and Child Abuse Special Fund; Federal Reimbursements; Department of Human Services
RELATING TO THE SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.
Amends the name and purpose of the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account to allow the Department of Human Services to retain federal reimbursements for expenditure of funds for child and spousal abuse prevention and intervention under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, up to a specified maximum amount. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 084, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1005
SB1232 SD1 HD1 CD1
Child Safety; Child Care Facilities; Reports of Abuse or Neglect
RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
Authorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose, upon consent, confirmed reports of child abuse or neglect to any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in an exempt or excluded child care facility. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 085, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD  HB1006
SB1236 SD2 HD2 CD1
Persons with a Disability; Parking Meter Fees; Permit Confiscation; Exemption
RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Clarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a disabled paid parking exemption permit. Clarifies that the time limits for the parking fee exemption applies to unattended pay stations as well as meters. Requires, beginning 7/1/2021, that drivers display a paid parking exemption permit to be allowed to park without payment for the first two-and-a-half hours, or the maximum time a meter allows, whichever is longer. Makes the unauthorized act of selling or buying a disability parking permit a misdemeanor. Provides that law enforcement may confiscate a disability parking permit that has been altered or is invalid. Clarifies the types of disabilities that qualify for a disability parking permit. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 087, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, JUD, FIN  HB1010
SB1237 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Health; State Health Planning and Development Agency; Medicare Part C
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care services claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or its designee. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 088, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT/HSH, FIN  HB1011
SB1238 SD1 HD1 CD1
Executive Office on Aging; Special Fund; Medicaid; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.
Creates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 089, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1012
SB1240 SD1 HD1 CD1
Medicaid Waiver; Department of Health; Service Provider Agencies; Home Care Agencies
RELATING TO MEDICAID WAIVER.
Adds an exception to the department of health home care agency licensing requirements for medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to medicaid waiver participants. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 091, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSH, FIN  HB1014
SB1241 SD1 HD1 CD1
Greenhouse Gas Data; Department of Health
RELATING TO ENERGY DATA.
Permits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 092, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, FIN  HB1015
SB1242 SD2 HD1
Solid Waste Goals; DOH
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS.
Amends DOH's solid waste management goals by repealing outdated goals, reducing solid waste stream prior to disposal by seventy per cent by January 1, 2030, and establishing a goal of source reduction of fifty per cent by 2030. (SB1242 HD1)
(S) 4/15/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 809). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EEP, JUD  HB1016
SB1246 SD2 HD2 CD1
Telehealth; State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council; State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator; Working Group; Appropriation ($)
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) 6/28/2019- Act 139, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN  HB1020
SB1257 SD2 HD2
DLNR; Mooring Fees; Liveaboard Fees; State Small Boat Harbors
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT HARBOR FACILITIES.
Amends the various fees the Department of Land and Natural Resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors. Amends the manner in which those fees are applied. (SB1257 HD2)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 10:30AM in conference room 312. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, FIN  HB1031
SB1263 SD1 HD1 CD1
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Electronic Prescription; Schedule V
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Amends the Uniform Controlled Substance Act by updating Schedule V and amending requirements for electronic prescriptions, for consistency with federal law. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 095, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, JUD  HB1037
SB1271 SD1 HD1
Tax Refund Offsets; DAGS; DOTAX
RELATING TO TAX REFUND OFFSETS.
Clarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation. (SB1271 HD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 097, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1045
SB1291 SD1 HD1
HTDC; Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund; Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUND.
Appropriates funds into and out of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants. (SB1291 HD1)
(S) 4/24/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:48PM in conference room 224. WAKAI, Baker, Ihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro EDB/EEP, FIN  HB774
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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1383). WAKAI, BAKER, S. CHANG, RIVIERE, Ihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi TIA, CPC/JUD, FIN
SB1297 SD2 HD1
Abandoned Vehicles; Motor Vehicle Registration; Fines
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Requires an application for motor vehicle registration to include additional identifying information. Requires the counties to fine the legal or registered owner of an abandoned or derelict vehicle. Requires the legal or registered owner to have up-to-date motor vehicle registration and motor vehicle insurance prior to repossession of the abandoned vehicle. (SB1297 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 225. SHIMABUKURO, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, RUDERMAN TRN, JUD, FIN  HB1234
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) 7/12/2019- Act 272, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1392). KIDANI, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, English, Shimabukuro LHE/WLH, FIN
SB1310 SD2 HD1
Individual Housing Accounts Savings Program; Individual Housing Accounts Savings Board; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL HOUSING ACCOUNTS.
Establishes the individual housing accounts savings program, board, and administrative fund. Imposes a ten per cent penalty on certain distributions. Allows individual housing accounts for dependent children. Expands authorized uses of individual housing accounts. Appropriates funds. (SB1310 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 423. S. CHANG, Kanuha HSG, JUD, 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) 7/9/2019- Act 261, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1363). 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) 6/25/2019- Act 105, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). KEITH-AGARAN JUD
SB1343 SD1 HD1
Selective Service Registration Awareness and Compliance Act
RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE.
Requires compliance with the federal Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary institution, qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or be eligible for state or county employment or service. Provides exceptions. (SB1343 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 4:00PM in conference room 016. KEITH-AGARAN JUD, FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 247, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349). K. RHOADS, Wakai EDB, JUD, FIN
SB1351 SD1 HD1
Industrial Hemp Pilot Program; Temporary Inspectors; Inspection Fees; Plant Sampling; Certification Services Revolving Fund
RELATING TO HEMP.
Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections into the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an alternative method of sampling industrial hemp plants. (SB1351 HD1)
(H) 4/18/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920). GABBARD, Baker, S. Chang, Ihara, Ruderman, Shimabukuro AGR, 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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1384). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 232, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1334). DELA CRUZ FIN
SB1371 SD2 HD1
Fishing; Lay Nets; Abandonment; Education; Criminal Penalty
RELATING TO LAY NETS.
Prohibits the abandonment of lay nets used for fishing. Authorizes DLNR to issue permits for the use and possession of lay nets. Requires DLNR to establish a comprehensive, statewide lay net education and enforcement program. (SB1371 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 870). K. KAHELE, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, Baker, S. Chang, Ihara, Inouye, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai WLH, JUD
SB1374 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Retirement Savings Program; Private Sector Employees; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM.
Establishes a Hawaii Retirement Savings Program for private sector employees. Establishes the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program Administrative Fund. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to prepare an annual report detailing the Department's activities for the previous fiscal year to the Governor and Legislature. Appropriates funds. Exempts employers if they offered a qualified retirement plan to some or all of its employees within the last five years. (SB1374 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 869). TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
SB1378 SD1 HD1
Certificates; Registration; Ownership; Chassis; Containers
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Clarifies that owners of chassis used for transporting shipping containers are exempt from the requirement to keep a certificate of registration within the chassis. Authorizes these businesses to keep the original certificate of registration, motor vehicle identification card, certificate of insurance, and certificate of inspection at their principal place of business within the State and specifies that it is not a requirement to keep the original or copy of these documents on the chassis. (SB1378 HD1)
(S) 4/29/2019- Act 031, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132). INOUYE, KIDANI, Baker, Dela Cruz, English, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro TRN, CPC, FIN
SB1394 SD2 HD2 CD1
Historic Preservation; Rehabilitation; Tax Credit ($)
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Establishes a historic preservation income tax credit. Repeals on 12/31/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/9/2019- Act 267, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1369). MORIWAKI, S. CHANG, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi HSG, FIN
SB1395 SD1 HD2
Housing; State Rent Supplement Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Appropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
(S) 4/22/2019- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225. MORIWAKI, S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Gabbard, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Riviere, Shimabukuro HSG, FIN  HB1458
SB1401 SD2 HD1
Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Prescription Drug; Information; Prohibition
RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
Provides that a pharmacy benefit manager may not prohibit the sharing of an insured individual's cost share for a prescription drug and clinical efficacy of a more affordable alternative drug and prevents penalization of a pharmacy or pharmacist for sharing such information. (SB1401 HD1)
(S) 4/26/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 229. BAKER, KIDANI, KIM, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN  HB1361
SB1404 SD2 HD1 CD1
Loan Repayment; Health Care Professionals; Matching Funds; Appropriation ($)
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) 7/9/2019- Act 262, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1364). 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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1385). 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) 7/5/2019- Act 181, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1283). KANUHA HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN  HB935
SB1417 SD2 HD1 CD1
Filipino Caucus; Filipino-American World War II Veterans; Burial Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines, subject to certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 6/25/2019- Act 121, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). KIM, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI PVM, FIN  HB378
SB1418 SD1 HD1 CD1
UH; Hawaii Pamantasan Council; Appropriation ($)
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) 7/9/2019- Act 266, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1368). KIM, KEITH-AGARAN, Dela Cruz, Kidani LHE/LAB, FIN  HB377
SB1422 HD2
Law Enforcement; Police; Discretion; Citation; Class C Felony
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Specifies that police officers have the discretion to issue citations, in lieu of making a lawful arrest without warrant, for nonviolent class C felonies, misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors, and violations, subject to certain findings by the officer. (SB1422 HD2)
(H) 4/11/2019- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 893). NISHIHARA PVM, JUD
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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1386). NISHIHARA PVM, JUD
SB1436 SD2 HD1
HDOA; Feasibility Study; Ag-tech Zones; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SB1436 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224. SHIMABUKURO, Baker, S. Chang, Inouye, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Moriwaki, Ruderman, Taniguchi, Wakai AGR/EDB, FIN
SB1440 SD1 HD1 CD1
Trevi Systems, Inc.; Kona Coast Water LLC; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR TREVI SYSTEMS, INC., OR ITS RELATED ENTITY, KONA COAST WATER LLC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to desalinate water using one hundred per cent renewable solar energy and supply it to customers on Hawaii island and potentially on other islands as well. (CD1)
(S) 6/12/2019- Act 052, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153). WAKAI, KIDANI, Baker, S. Chang, Ihara, Kanuha, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi EEP, FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 239, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341). 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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1387). DELA CRUZ LAB, FIN
SB1460 SD1 HD1
Intoxicating Liquor; Carriers; Reporting
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Requires any express carrier company, common or contract carrier, or other person that transports liquor from outside the State for delivery in the State to prepare and file a monthly report with the liquor commission or liquor control adjudication board of each county in which deliveries are made. (SB1460 HD1)
(S) 4/25/2019- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 11:15AM in conference room 229. DELA CRUZ JUD, FIN  HB1291
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) 7/1/2019- Act 150, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252). K. RHOADS, BAKER, S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Shimabukuro PVM, JUD
SB1475 SD1 HD1
Laborers; Mechanics; Prevailing Wages; Collective Bargaining Agreement; Foremen Classification; Little Davis-Bacon Act
RELATING TO WAGES.
Determines the procedures for when the foreperson classification shall be recognized in Hawaii's Davis-Bacon Act and the requirements in the collective bargaining agreement be followed when the basic hourly rate is established by a collective bargaining agreement. (SB1475 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954). TANIGUCHI LAB, FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Act 230, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 263, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1365). 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) 7/9/2019- Act 231, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1333). S. CHANG LAB, FIN  HB1414
SB1515 SD1 HD1
Education; Hawaii Three to Six Out-of-School Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes the Hawaii three to six out-of-school program for grades kindergarten through twelve. Authorizes the department of education to contract with private providers to furnish out-of-school programs for grades kindergarten through twelve, conducted during after-school hours, on weekends, and during inter-sessions on the premises of the private providers. Specifies that the Hawaii three to six out-of-school program special fund is to be administered by the department of education. Makes appropriations. (SB1515 HD1)
(H) 4/24/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329. KIDANI, DELA CRUZ, FEVELLA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman LHE, FIN
SB1525 SD1 HD1 CD1
Home Care Agencies; Licensure; Sunset; Repeal
RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.
Makes permanent the licensure requirements for home care agencies licensed by the Department of Health. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2019- Act 158, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260). BAKER, Dela Cruz, Inouye, J.Keohokalole, Riviere HLT, CPC, JUD
SB1526 SD1 HD1
Conservation; Resources Enforcement; DLNRTip App; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT.
Appropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
(H) 4/25/2019- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 312. WAKAI, RIVIERE, Baker, Gabbard, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro WLH, FIN
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) 7/9/2019- Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1388). WAKAI LAB, WLH, FIN
SB1539 SD1 HD1
Criminal Pretrial Practices; Right to Prompt Bail Hearing
RELATED TO BAIL HEARINGS.
Codifies the right to a prompt bail hearing upon formal charge and detention. Establishes right to counsel at the bail hearing. (SB1539 HD1)
(H) 4/23/2019- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954). NISHIHARA, BAKER, INOUYE, K. RHOADS, Kanuha PVM, JUD, FIN