Hawaii State Legislature
2019 and 2020 House Bills Crossed Over to the Senate
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HB6 HD3 SD1
Online Privacy; Employees; Students
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.
Establishes The Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act that adopts uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees, prospective employees, unpaid interns, applicants, students, and prospective students from employers and educational institutions. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). TAKAYAMA LCA/HRE, JDC
HB18 HD1 SD1
Childhood Sexual Abuse; Civil Actions; Statute of Limitations
RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
Repeals statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file suit. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). THIELEN JDC, WAM
HB35 HD1
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Special Fund; Capital Improvement Projects
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
Authorizes expenditures from the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used for capital improvement projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/13/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. MIZUNO, B. KOBAYASHI, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN CPH, WAM
HB65 HD1
Transportation; Tow Trucks; Fees
RELATING TO UNATTENDED VEHICLES.
Amends the maximum charges imposed for tow truck services. (HB65 HD1)
(S) 3/20/2019- The committee on CPH deferred the measure. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA TRS/CPH, WAM
HB69 HD1
Contractors; Handyman Exemption
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Raises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500 and makes it applicable only to the cost of labor and materials. (HB69 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to CPH. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB767
HB77 HD1
Remote Notarization; Notaries Public
RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS.
Authorizes notaries public to perform remote notarizations under certain circumstances. (HB77 HD1)
(S) 3/12/2019- The committee on CPH deferred the measure. TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH, JDC
HB81 HD1
Incidental and Supplemental Work; Contractors; Professional Engineer
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Prohibits the performance of incidental and supplemental work outside the scope of licensure by a specialty contractor on any project requiring the seal or stamp of a licensed structural engineer. Specifies that the performance of work in certain crafts or trades shall not be considered incidental and supplemental. (HB81 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to CPH. TAKUMI, Ichiyama CPH
HB96 HD1
Employment; Minimum Wage; Counties
RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
Authorizes each county to establish a minimum wage that is a higher wage than the state minimum wage under Chapter 387, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB96 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to LCA/PSM, WAM. JOHANSON, BELATTI, CREAGAN, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, PERRUSO, WILDBERGER LCA/PSM, WAM
HB117 SD1
State Funds; Deferred Salary Adjustments
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Defers further implementation of the executive and judicial branch salary increases that are scheduled for July 1, 2020, as well as planned raises for members of the legislature scheduled for January 1, 2021. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2020- Act 002, 07/06/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1103). LUKE WAM
HB118 HD1 SD1
Auditor; Rapid Transportation Authority; Annual Review; Repeal; Comptroller; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Repeals the requirement that the state auditor conduct an annual review of certain rapid transit authorities in the State. Provides the auditor with specific direction and scope to complete the audit authorized by Act 1, SSLH 2017. Appropriates funds for the auditor to complete an audit of the Honolulu authority for rapid transportation. Requires the comptroller to withhold vendor contracts reimbursement until the auditor has received all documents that pertain to the reimbursement request. Repeals appointment of two non-voting ex-officio members to the board of directors of the county's rapid transportation authority authorized by Act 1, SSLH 2017. (SD1)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). LUKE GVO/WAM
HB119
Office of the Legislative Analyst
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
Clarifies the Office of the Legislative Analyst.
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to GVO, WAM. LUKE GVO, WAM
HB124 HD1
Non-General Funds; Public Utilities Commission; DCCA
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Transfers administration of the Public Utilities Commission special fund to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. (HB124 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to CPH, WAM. LUKE, CULLEN CPH, WAM
HB125 HD1 SD1
Repeal of Non-General Funds; DLNR; Transfer of Balances
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund. Takes effect 12/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). LUKE, CULLEN WTL, WAM
HB131 HD2
Hemp; Cannabis; Controlled Substances; Legalization; Hemp Genetics
RELATING TO HEMP.
Legalizes hemp to the extent legalized under federal law. Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to prepare and submit a proposed state plan to monitor and regulate hemp production, including commercial production and research, to the federal Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to section 297B of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to monitor and regulate hemp production. Allows Industrial Hemp Pilot Project licensee to utilize hemp genetics. Requires reports to the Governor and Legislature. Effective 9/22/2050. (HB131 HD2)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to PSM/AEN, JDC/WAM. CREAGAN, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, DECOITE, JOHANSON, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, Matayoshi PSM/AEN, JDC/WAM  SB1335
HB132 HD2
Female Genital Mutilation; Penal Code
RELATING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
Establishes the class B felony offense of prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation. Includes commission of prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation in the statutory definition of child abuse or neglect and as a prohibited act under the State's Child Protective Act. (HB132 HD2)
(S) 3/11/2019- The committee(s) on JDC deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 03-12-19 9:00AM in conference room 016. CABANILLA ARAKAWA, HASHEM, MCDERMOTT, WARD CPH/JDC  SB1434
HB141 HD3 SD1
Education; Seizure Safe Schools; Seizure Disorder Rescue Medication; School Employee Training; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires public schools, private schools, and public charter schools to have an employee trained to administer seizure disorder rescue medication. Exempts schools that do not have a student with a seizure disorder. Requires a seizure action plan for every diagnosed student and distribution of the plan to employees charged with supervising the student. Requires all principals, guidance counselors, and teachers to perform self-review of seizure disorder materials annually. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(S) 5/12/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MIZUNO CPH/EDU, WAM
HB144 HD1 SD1
Coffee Labeling Economic Impact Study; Coffee Labeling Task Force; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
Directs and appropriates funds for UHERO to conduct an economic impact study regarding the impact of potential changes to coffee labeling laws on the local coffee industry. Establishes and appropriates funds for a coffee labeling task force. (SD1)
(S) 4/2/2019- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WARD, Belatti, Okimoto AEN, CPH/WAM  SB888
HB146 HD1
Veterinary Medical Officer; Department of Health; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) permanent veterinary medical officer position within the Department of Health. (HB146 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to CPH, WAM. CREAGAN, LOWEN, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OKIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WARD, DeCoite, San Buenaventura CPH, WAM
HB158 HD1 SD2
Contractors; Government Contracts; Labor Law; Compliance; Mechanics; Laborers
RELATING TO LABOR LAW COMPLIANCE FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.
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. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). JOHANSON, ELI GVO/LCA, WAM
HB159 HD1 SD1
Controlled Substances; Gambling; Criminal Penalties
RELATING TO CRIME.
Increases criminal penalties for anyone who knowingly keeps or maintains any structure or place for the purpose of using controlled substances or which is used for keeping or selling them in violation of controlled substance laws. Increases certain criminal penalties for those who knowingly profit from or advance gambling. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). HOLT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, QUINLAN, TODD PSM, JDC
HB162 HD1 SD1
Noncandidate Committees; Fines; Independent Expenditures
RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.
Amends the allowable administrative fines for campaign finance violations committed by noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 3/20/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB137
HB163 HD1
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. (HB163 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to JDC. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB138
HB164 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Electioneering Communication; Disclosure Dates
RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.
Requires all persons and committees that make electioneering communication expenditures to a single vendor of more than $2,000 in aggregate within one week to file a report with the Campaign Spending Commission within thirty days of a primary election or sixty days of a general or special election. Amends the definition of "disclosure date" to mean the date when the electioneering communication is publicly distributed. Expands the definition of "electioneering communication" in section 11341(d), HRS, to apply to advertisements: (1) sent by any mail rate; and (2) that are expenditures of an organization. Repeals section 11341(e), HRS. Requires any advertisement by a noncandidate committee that makes only independent expenditures to disclose its top three contributors. Effective 3/15/2094. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB139
HB176 HD1
Hawaii State Association of Counties Package; Motor Vehicle; Driver's License; Civil Identification Card; Application
RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CIVIL IDENTIFICATION CARD FORMS.
Consolidates the application forms for motor vehicle driver's licenses and civil identification cards. (HB176 HD1)
(S) 3/18/2019- The committee on TRS deferred the measure. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/TRS, WAM  SB158
HB200 HD2 SD1
Cruelty to Animals; Restraints; Tethers; Penalties
RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
Prohibits specified trolleys, pulleys, cables, or running lines designed to attach a dog to two stationary objects in a configuration that endangers the dog, including by depriving the dog of sustenance. Prohibits tethering or restraining a dog under the age of six months unless the dog is engaged in an activity supervised by its owner or an agent of its owner. Prohibits tethering or restraining a dog with a tow or log chain if the tow or log chain inhibits the free movement of the dog. Prohibits tethering or restraining a dog with a choke collar, pinch collar, or prong collar unless the dog is engaged in an activity supervised by its owner or an agent of its owner. Effective 7/1/2150. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). LOWEN, CREAGAN, C. LEE JDC
HB202 HD2 SD1
Renewable Energy; Solar and Wind Energy System; Tax Credit
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Repeals the renewable energy technologies income tax credit for solar energy systems that require a power purchase agreement approved by the Public Utilities Commission and wind-powered energy systems for commercial properties for taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019, except for certain taxpayers subject to a power purchase agreement approved or pending approval by a decision and order issued by the PUC prior to 12/31/2019. Increases the renewable energy technologies income tax credit cap amount for multi-family residential properties. Makes the renewable energy technologies income tax credit unavailable after 12/31/2045. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. LOWEN EET, WAM
HB204 HD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Kona Coast Water, LLC; Solar Thermal Facilities; Desalinate Water ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST AN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kona Coast Water, LLC, with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of solar thermal facilities to desalinate water using renewable energy. (HB204 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to WAM. LOWEN WAM
HB210 HD1
Elections; Ranked Choice Method
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Provides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020. (HB210 HD1)
(S) 3/7/2019- Re-Referred to JDC, WAM. SAN BUENAVENTURA JDC, WAM  SB450
HB213 HD1
Private Property; Albizia Trees; Control; Safety
RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Authorizes a property owner or agent to enter vacant adjacent property under certain conditions to control albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides defense to criminal prosecution. (HB213 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC. SAN BUENAVENTURA PSM, JDC  SB464
HB217 HD1 SD1
Children; Custody; Constitutional Rights
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Requires that when an officer has custody of a child under the age of 16 for an alleged violation of law, the child shall have contact with legal counsel or a parent or legal guardian before the child waives any constitutional rights and before any custodial interrogation. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). MIZUNO JUD, FIN
HB218 HD1 SD2
Minors; Circuit Courts; Criminal Proceedings; Sentencing; Nonviolent Offenses
RELATING TO MINORS.
Grants a circuit court, when sentencing a minor for a nonviolent criminal offense, the discretion to: (1) impose a sentence that includes a period of incarceration that is as much as fifty per cent shorter than any mandatory minimum; and (2) in certain cases, decline to impose a mandatory enhanced sentence. Takes effect 1/1/2059. (SD2)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). MIZUNO HSH, JUD, FIN
HB220 HD1 SD1
Budget; Department of Health; Operating Expenses; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the department of health. (SD1)
(H) 6/22/2020- Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 06-23-20 2:00PM in conference room 329. MIZUNO TIA, HLT, TRN, FIN  SB548
HB221 HD2 SD1
Dental Assistants; Minimum Requirements; Certifications
RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.
Establishes minimum requirements for dental assistants. Clarifies the allowable and prohibited practices by dental assistants. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). MIZUNO CPH
HB241 HD2 SD1
Motor Vehicles; Manufacturer's Recall; Requirements; Peer-to-Peer Motor Vehicle Sharing; Taxation; Insurance
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Prohibits vehicle lessors from renting, leasing, or offering for rent or lease, vehicles subject to a manufacturer's recall, until appropriate repairs are made. Defines peer-to-peer vehicle sharing related terms. Requires persons engaging in peer-to-peer vehicle sharing organization business to register with the director of taxation. Requires all vehicles rented or leased by peer-to-peer vehicle sharing organizations to carry minimum liability insurance coverage. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). AQUINO CPH/TRS, WAM  SB662
HB245 HD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Reclassification; Professional Development
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Expands the powers of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to include approving professional development courses and programs necessary for teacher reclassification. (HB245 HD1)
(S) 3/22/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. WOODSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, YAMASHITA, Hashem, Hashimoto, D. Kobayashi EDU, WAM
HB246 HD2
Charter Schools; Facilities Funding; Infrastructure; Appropriation
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Provides funding for rental or lease of facilities under legislative appropriations and bond authorizations to the State Public Charter School Commission for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school improvements. Appropriates general funds for infrastructure costs, rental or lease assistance, and the repair and maintenance of network infrastructure for charter schools. (HB246 HD2)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to EDU, WAM. WOODSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, Hashimoto, Okimoto EDU, WAM
HB247 HD1
Public Schools; Air Conditioning; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
Appropriates funds for the Department of Education to install air conditioning in public schools that prioritize the project. (HB247 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to EDU, WAM. WOODSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, YAMASHITA EDU, WAM
HB251 HD1
Public Schools; Laptop and Tablet Computers; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds for laptop or tablet computers to be used by teachers and students for digital teaching and learning. (HB251 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to EDU, WAM. WOODSON, AQUINO, CREAGAN, GATES, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, THIELEN, YAMASHITA EDU, WAM
HB253 HD2
Motor Vehicles; Counterfeit Airbags; Restraint Systems
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Prohibits a person from intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional airbag, or airbag that does not meet federal safety requirements with the intent that such device replace an airbag in any motor vehicle. Prohibits a person from intentionally or knowingly selling, offering for sale, installing, or reinstalling in a motor vehicle any device that causes the motor vehicle's diagnostic systems to fail to warn that the motor vehicle is equipped with a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component or nonfunctional airbag or that no airbag is installed, as applicable. (HB253 HD2)
(S) 3/7/2019- Referred to TRS/CPH, JDC. MORIKAWA, AQUINO, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, OHNO, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, Belatti, DeCoite, Hashimoto, San Buenaventura TRS/CPH, JDC  SB506
HB267 HD1 SD1
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Prescription Drugs; Price Increases; Notification; Insurance Commissioner
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
Requires drug manufacturers to notify prescription drug benefit plans and pharmacy benefit managers if a proposed increase in the wholesale price of certain drugs would result in a sixteen per cent or more price increase over a twoyear period. Requires the drug manufacturer to identify and report to the insurance commissioner information on certain drugs whose wholesale acquisition cost increases by a certain amount during a specified time frame. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). TAKUMI CPH  SB1328
HB272 HD1 SD1
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. (SD1)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA CPH  SB991
HB285 HD1 SD2 CD1
Police Officers; Disciplinary Action; Public Records; Disclosure; Law Enforcement Standards Board
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Requires county police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an office