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HB11 HD2 SD1 CD1
Time Share Plans; Primary Plan Documents; Liens; Disclosure
RELATING TO TIME SHARING PLANS.
Clarifies when the disclosure of pertinent provisions of condominium project instruments must occur. Specifies that primary plan documents be listed in the public disclosure statement of a time share plan. Clarifies the manner in which the required disclosure of liens, title defects, or encumbrances on the titles of units may be made. Provides that a consultant's review of encumbrances shall be waived upon the certification from the developer that the time share interest is free and clear of blanket liens or that identifies all blanket liens. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 176, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1279). QUINLAN CPN  SB797
HB16 HD2 SD1
Liquor Licenses; Sales; Off-Premises Consumption; Curbside Delivery
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Authorizes liquor licensees engaged in meal service to sell unopened beer, wine, and prepackaged cocktails with food for pick up, delivery, take out, or other means to be consumed off-premises. Authorizes liquor licensees holding class 4 retail dealer licenses to deliver purchased liquor to a customer's vehicle. (SD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 065, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1165). TODD (Introduced by request of another party) CPN
HB24 HD1 SD2 CD1
Common Carriers; Water Carriers; Public Utilities Commission; Long Term Leases
RELATING TO WATER COMMON CARRIERS.
Clarifies that a common water carrier may enter into vessel leases longer than five years or enter into leverage leases for vessels upon prior approval of the Public Utilities Commission. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 138, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241). TODD TCA, CPN  SB841
HB28 HD1 SD1 CD1
DOTAX; DBEDT; UH; Hydrogen Hub; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling
RELATING TO STATE PROGRAMS.
Appropriates funds to the department of taxation for upgrades to software and computer systems. Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to work with the University of Hawaii on workforce development activities that support the development of the Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 066, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166). YAMASHITA WAM
HB33 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Bonds; State Budget
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the Hawaii State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 049, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149). YAMASHITA, NISHIMOTO WAM
HB68 HD1 SD1 CD1
Criminal Justice Research Institute; Centralized Data System; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Requires that ongoing staff support for the centralized statewide criminal pretrial justice data reporting and collection system be conducted by the Criminal Justice Research Institute's staff and not be contracted to another entity. Requires the Criminal Justice Research Institute to protect any information and data that may be shared. Requires the Criminal Justice Research Institute to submit an annual report regarding the creation of the centralized statewide criminal pretrial justice data reporting and collection system to the Legislature for two years. Appropriates funds to establish a centralized statewide criminal pretrial justice data reporting and collection system pursuant to state law. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 147, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250). MATAYOSHI, CHUN, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MARTEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TAKAYAMA, TAM, TARNAS, Kobayashi, Poepoe JDC, WAM
HB90
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Candidate Committee and Noncandidate Committee Fundraisers
RELATING TO COMMITTEE FUNDRAISERS.
Amends section 11-342, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase transparency by requiring candidate committees and noncandidate committees to file fundraiser notices regardless of the price or suggested contribution for attending the function.
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 004, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1104). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB195
HB91 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Orders; Judgments; Enforcement of Judgments; Fines
RELATING TO ORDERS OF THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.
Deems the right to a contested case hearing waived if a person fails to request the hearing within thirty days after receipt of the Campaign Spending Commission's preliminary determination. Allows the Commission to file its order in the First Circuit Court for confirmation as a civil judgment. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 120, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1221). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB196
HB92 SD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Fines; Noncandidate Committees; Independent Expenditures
RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.
Increases the amount of fine from $1,000 to $5,000 that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures that has received at least 1 contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000 in an election period, for campaign spending law violations. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to order the fine be up to 3 times the amount of the unlawful contribution or expenditure, and to order that the payment of the fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of the candidate or the funds of the noncandidate committee or if the noncandidate committee cannot pay, the personal funds of the candidate or officers of the noncandidate committee. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 121, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB197
HB93
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Relating to Candidate Committee and Noncandidate Committee Organizational Reports
RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS.
Amends sections 11-322 and 11-333, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the Campaign Spending Commission ("Commission") to publish on its website the names of candidate and persons who qualify as noncandidate committees who fail to file an organizational report or a corrected organizational report with the Commission.
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 005, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1105). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB198
HB97 HD1 SD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Preliminary Determination; Method of Service
RELATING TO PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE.
Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to serve preliminary determinations of probable cause via first-class mail. Establishes a presumption of receipt when mailed to the address contained in the candidate or committee organizational report. (SD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 069, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB202
HB99
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Cash Contributions
RELATING TO LIMITING A CAMPAIGN'S ACCEPTANCE OF CASH CONTRIBUTIONS.
Limits to $100 the total amount of cash a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee may accept from a single person during each election period.
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 006, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1106). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB204
HB118 SD2
Hawaii State Association of Counties Package; Statewide Traffic Code; Exception; Ordinances; County Highways
RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES.
Clarifies that each county may, by ordinance, designate certain sections of county highways as areas in which stopping, standing, or parking vehicles is prohibited or restricted. Provides that any federal or state agency authorizing a road closure shall supersede a county ordinance. (SD2)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 239, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1342). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA/PSM, JDC  SB209
HB130 HD1
Office of Elections Package; Mail-In Ballots; Validity; Timeframe
RELATING TO VALIDATION OF BALLOTS.
Changes the deadline for the validation of ballots following an election. (HD1)
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 007, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1107). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB178
HB133 HD1 SD2 CD1
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Package; Budget; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Appropriates moneys to fund the operating expenses of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning on 7/1/2023 and ending on 6/30/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 071, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, WAM  SB205
HB137 HD1
Package; Ethics Commission; Lobbyists; Statement of Expenditures
RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
Beginning 1/1/2025, requires the statement of expenditures filed by lobbyists and other persons who engage in lobbying activities to include certain information on the identity of the legislative or administrative action that was commented on, supported by, or opposed by the person filing the statement during the statement period. (HD1)
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 008, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1108). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB184
HB138
Ethics Commission Package; Mandatory Lobbyist Training
RELATING TO MANDATORY LOBBYIST TRAINING.
Requires the State Ethics Commission to establish and administer a lobbyist training course and makes the lobbyist training course mandatory for all lobbyists.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 020, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1120). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB185
HB140
State Ethics Commission Package; Financial Disclosures; Records
RELATING TO RECORD DISPOSITION.
Provides the State Ethics Commission with the discretion to maintain or destroy records of financial disclosure statements beyond the current 6-year statutory requirement. Applies retroactively to applicable disclosures that are in the Commission's possession and control.
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 009, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1109). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB187
HB141 HD1 SD1
State Ethics Commission Package; Financial Disclosures; Legislators; Lobbyists; Relationships
RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES.
Beginning 1/1/2025, requires each state legislator to include within the legislator's disclosure of financial interests the names of certain lobbyists with whom the legislator has a relationship. Effective 1/1/2025. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 123, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1224). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB188
HB142
State Ethics Commission Package; Gifts: Lobbyists; Penalty
RELATING TO GIFTS FROM LOBBYISTS.
Prohibits lobbyists from making gifts that are prohibited under state ethics law.
(S) 4/3/2023- Act 010, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1110). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB189
HB153 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Water Code; Commission on Water Resource Management; Penalties ($)
RELATING TO STATE WATER CODE PENALTIES.
Adds a minimum penalty of $50 and a maximum penalty of $60,000 per violation of the State Water Code and makes each day that a violation exists or continues to exist a separate offense. Requires the Commission on Water Resource Management to determine the amount of the penalty based on the circumstances of the violation. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1367). ICHIYAMA, POEPOE, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS WTL, JDC/WAM  SB44
HB161 HD1 SD1 CD1
Collective Bargaining; HLRB; Labor
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Establishes that the representative of labor on the Hawaii Labor Relations Board shall be a person selected by a majority of the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2023- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 260, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1374). MATAYOSHI, GARRETT LBT, JDC  SB1080
HB192 HD2 SD1 CD1
Fluorescent Lamps; Mercury-containing Lighting; Sales; Compact Fluorescent Lamps; Linear Fluorescent Lamps; Prohibition
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Prohibits the sale of certain fluorescent lamps as a new manufactured product, with certain exemptions. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 225, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). LOWEN, GANADEN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KILA, MARTEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TODD, WARD, Cochran EET, CPN  SB690
HB217 HD1 SD2 CD1
Home Renovations; Cost Valuations for Work; Construction Projects; Professional Engineers; Architects; Exemption
RELATING TO HOME RENOVATIONS.
Updates the cost valuations of work on certain residences for the work to qualify for an exemption from the requirement that plans and specifications for construction projects be prepared by a licensed engineer or architect. Clarifies work that is not exempt from these requirements. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 177, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280). TAKAYAMA, AMATO, CHUN, COCHRAN, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TAKENOUCHI HOU, CPN
HB218 HD2 SD2 CD1
Deaf and Blind Task Force; Prescription Drug Label Information; Accessibility; Pharmacies; Board of Pharmacy; Administrative Rules
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
Requires certain pharmacies to provide accessible prescription drug label information to individuals who have difficulty seeing or reading standard printed labels on prescription drug containers and inform the public that prescription drug label information is available in alternate accessible formats for individuals who have difficulty seeing or reading prescription drug container labels. Requires the Board of Pharmacy to adopt certain rules by 12/31/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 256, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1359). TAKAYAMA HHS, CPN  SB608
HB264 SD1
Sports Official; Intentionally or Knowingly Causing Bodily Injury; Felony Assault in the Second Degree
RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SPORTS OFFICIALS.
Makes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a sports official a class C felony. Authorizes a court to enjoin the offender from attending any sports event of the type at which the sports official was engaged in the lawful discharge of the sports official's duties. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 140, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243). HOLT, GARRETT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, Chun, Cochran, Matayoshi JDC
HB278 HD1 SD2 CD1
Executive Office on Aging; Department of Health; Alzheimer's Disease; Related Dementias; Public Health Campaign; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates funds for the executive office on aging to create and implement an Alzheimer's disease and related dementias public health campaign. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 257, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1360). KILA, CHUN, GARRETT, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KAHALOA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, NISHIMOTO, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI, TAM HHS, WAM  SB595
HB300 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Budget ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 164, 06/30/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB354
HB306 HD2 SD1 CD1
Ornamental Ginger; Pathogens; Research and Prevention; UH; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO ORNAMENTAL GINGER.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for statewide research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens, production and distribution of pathogen-free ornamental ginger plants, and outreach to ornamental ginger producers. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 258, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1361). GATES, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, TODD, Cochran AEN/HRE, WAM  SB646
HB307 HD1 SD1 CD1
HDOA; Agricultural Park Leases; Extension
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PARK LEASES.
Allows the department of agriculture to extend the agricultural park lease of any lessee who holds a lease with a remaining term of fifteen years or less, if the land covered by the lease is twenty-five acres or less and located in a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 213, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1316). GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KILA, LAMOSAO, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, ONISHI, TARNAS, TODD AGR, WAL, CPC, FIN
HB339 HD2 SD1 CD1
Department of Human Services; Civil Service; Exemptions
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
Permanently exempts nine positions in the Department of Human Services from civil service. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 042, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1142). MIZUNO LBT/HHS, WAM
HB349 HD2 SD1 CD1
Emancipation of Minors; Family Court; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Expands the original jurisdiction of family court to include proceedings for declarations of emancipation of minors. Specifies the rights of an emancipated minor. Establishes procedures for the emancipation of minors. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 079, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180). ICHIYAMA JDC
HB350 HD2 SD1
Department of Human Services; Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporting; Penitential Communications; Exception
RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE REPORTING.
Establishes that the exemption from mandatory reporting by members of the clergy does not apply when the clergy member believes that there exists a substantial risk that child abuse or neglect that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity, may occur in the reasonably foreseeable future. (SD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 080, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181). ICHIYAMA HHS, JDC  SB912
HB353 HD1 SD1 CD1
UH; Maui College; Certified Nurse Aides; Licensed Practical Nurses; Certified Nurse Aide to Practical Nurse Bridge Program; Appropriations; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds for the expansion of the certified nurse aide to practical nurse bridge program at the University of Hawaii Maui college, including funding for instructional costs and student aid. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2023- Act 074, 06/13/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174). HASHIMOTO, AMATO, COCHRAN, POEPOE HRE/HHS, WAM  SB1015
HB364 SD1
Trespass; Public Land; Ownership; Enforcement
RELATING TO TRESPASS.
Clarifies that when trespass involves public land, all state and county law enforcement officers may enforce trespass laws, without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or by a county. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 228, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331). ICHIYAMA WTL, JDC  SB353
HB365 HD1 SD2
Special Management Areas; Development; Definition; Exclusions
RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.
Expands exclusions from the definition of "development" as it applies to special management areas to reduce the need for special management area permits for certain activities. (SD2)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 229, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332). ICHIYAMA, HASHIMOTO, POEPOE WTL, JDC
HB369 HD1 SD1 CD1
PUC; Water Carrier; Exception; Authorization; Fully Depreciated Assets or Property; Zero Net Book Value
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Exempts a public utility and water carrier from obtaining the required public utilities commission authorization when: disposing of a fully depreciated asset or property with a zero net book value, if the disposal is made to an unaffiliated entity and results in a zero or net reduction to the public utility's or water carrier's rate base; or donating a fully depreciated asset or property with zero net book value to a charitable or nonprofit organization. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 178, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281). SAIKI CPN  SB476
HB382 HD1 SD3 CD1
Judiciary Package; Budget; Appropriations; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2023 and ending 6/30/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 070, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB482
HB388 HD1 SD2 CD1
Education; DOE; National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Adopts the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard. Requires the Department of Education to obtain instructional materials in accessible formats for eligible students. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 254, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1357). WOODSON, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KAPELA, KILA, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, PERRUSO, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS EDU, WAM
HB426 HD1
Firearms; Firearm Industry Members; Standards of Conduct; Liability; Right of Action
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Establishes standards of conduct for firearm industry members. Authorizes any person who has suffered harm because of a firearm industry member's violation of the standards of conduct to bring a civil action. Authorizes the attorney general or any county attorney or public prosecutor to bring a civil action against a firearm industry member for violation of standards of conduct. (HD1)
(S) 4/27/2023- Act 028, 04/26/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1129). TARNAS, AMATO, GANADEN, KAPELA, LOWEN, MARTEN, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAM, Kobayashi PSM, JDC  SB980
HB451 HD1 SD1 CD1
Incarcerated Individuals; Pilot Visitation and Family Resource Center; Waiawa Correctional Facility ($)
RELATING TO INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.
Amends Act 125, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, to extend the time to expend appropriations for the establishment of a pilot visitation and family resource center at Waiawa Correctional Facility on Oahu and makes conforming amendments related to the establishment of the department of corrections and rehabilitation. Effective 6/29/2023. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 133, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1236). MIZUNO PSM, WAM
HB463 SD1 CD1
Campaign Expenditures; Reporting Requirement; Noncandidate Committees
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Lowers the threshold for disclosure of campaign expenditures for noncandidate committees to $500. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 122, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223). KITAGAWA, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, MATAYOSHI, TARNAS JDC
HB475 HD1 SD2 CD1
SFCA; Art in Private Places Pilot Program; Special Account ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
Establishes the Art in Private Places Pilot Program and Special Account. Clarifies the scope of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' responsibilities to include administration of the pilot program. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1368). TAM, AMATO, GANADEN, HASHIMOTO, KAPELA, LOWEN, MARTEN, PERRUSO, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON TCA, WAM
HB478 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Commission; Membership; Qualifications ($)
RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
Specifies the membership and qualifications for membership of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Commission. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 139, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242). TAM, AMATO, COCHRAN, GANADEN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MARTEN, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, TAKENOUCHI, TARNAS, TODD, Kobayashi TCA, WAM
HB485 HD3 SD2
Department of Health; Certificates of Marriage; Changes; Gender and Sex Identifiers
RELATING TO MARRIAGE.
Provides for the replacement of certificates of marriage for individuals who have changed their gender, sex, and, if applicable, name. Effective 1/1/2024. (SD2)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 179, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282). ICHIYAMA, AMATO, HASHIMOTO, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, LOWEN, MARTEN, PERRUSO, TAM, TODD HHS, JDC  SB956
HB494 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicles; Transfer; Charitable Donations
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Subjects organizations that receive motor vehicles as charitable donations to the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities of transferees of the motor vehicle title or interest. (CD1)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 060, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). LAMOSAO, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, GARRETT, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KILA, KITAGAWA, MARTEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE JDC
HB503 HD2 SD1 CD1
Computer Science; Board of Education; Department of Education; Graduation Requirements; Analysis; Report; Teacher Development ($)
RELATING TO COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION.
Requires the Board of Education to work with the Department of Education to conduct an analysis on the necessary timeline and appropriate process for making computer science a graduation requirement by no later than the 2030-2031 school year. Requires the Board of Education to determine whether making computer science a graduation requirement would be in the best interests of public school students and the public. Requires the Board of Education to make a determination on how students could be allowed to complete computer science courses as a substitute for core academic courses to satisfy graduation credit requirements, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Requires a report to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 174, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277). WOODSON, AMATO, COCHRAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, KILA, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, TARNAS, TODD, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Tam EDU, WAM  SB816
HB525 HD2 SD2
Uniform Commercial Code
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE.
Implements the 2022 Uniform Commercial Code Amendments set forth by the Uniform Law Commission. (SD2)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 132, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235). NAKASHIMA CPN, JDC  SB352
HB541 HD1 SD1 CD1
DOT; Rules; Motor Vehicles; Evidence of Registration; Certificate of Inspection; Head Lamps
RELATING TO VEHICLE SAFETY.
Requires proper head lamp specifications for vehicle safety inspections. Requires the Department of Transportation to amend its administrative rules to allow motor vehicle owners whose motor vehicle registration and safety inspection are both expired to obtain a motor vehicle safety inspection without evidence of a motor vehicle's registration before registering the motor vehicle. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 144, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247). MATAYOSHI, AMATO, COCHRAN, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, TODD TCA, CPN
HB554 HD2 SD2 CD2
Campus Safety; UH; Training; Sexual Misconduct; Trauma-Informed; Disciplinary Process; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CAMPUS SAFETY.
Requires that the University of Hawaii ensure that any individual who participates in implementing the University's disciplinary process has training or experience in handling sexual misconduct complaints and the University's disciplinary process. Requires that the University provide mandatory annual trauma-informed, gender-inclusive, LGBTQ+-inclusive sexual misconduct primary prevention and awareness programming for students and employees of the University. Prohibits the University from taking certain disciplinary action against individuals reporting sexual misconduct unless certain exceptions apply. Establishes positions and appropriates funds. (CD2)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 076, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177). KAPELA, AMATO, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, LAMOSAO, PERRUSO, TAM, TARNAS, TODD HRE, WAM/JDC
HB579 HD2 SD1 CD1
Department of the Attorney General; Human Trafficking; Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; Human Trafficking Prevention Program; Reports
RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Establishes the statewide human trafficking prevention program within the department of the attorney general to provide services and assistance to victims of human trafficking and victims of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Requires reports to the legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 083, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184). KITAGAWA, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI HHS, JDC/WAM  SB235
HB580 HD1 SD1
Rules of Evidence; Victim-Counselor Privilege; University of Hawaii; Confidential Advocates
RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
Expands the victim-counselor privilege under the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to include confidential advocates employed by the University of Hawaii. Increases the minimum number of hours of training a domestic violence victims' counselor must complete to be considered a victim counselor. (SD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 084, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185). PERRUSO, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI HRE, JDC  SB236
HB581 HD2 SD2
Judiciary; Family Court; Child Custody Evaluators; Training
RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.
Requires certain individuals attempting to serve as child custody evaluators to complete a training course on the dynamics of domestic violence every three years. Requires individuals to submit a letter or certificate of completion to the family court. (SD2)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 085, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186). LAMOSAO, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI HHS, JDC  SB237
HB600 HD1 SD2 CD2
DOT; Safe Routes to School; Advisory Committee; Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.
Establishes the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee. Requires the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee to develop a comprehensive, statewide Safe Routes to School Plan. Amends the duties of the Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program. Deposits state highway funds into the safe routes to school program special fund. Appropriates funds from the safe routes to school program special fund. (CD2)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 244, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1347). GANADEN, AMATO, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAM, WARD TCA, WAM  SB1025
HB615 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Lands; Expired Private Agreements; Restrictions
RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.
Clarifies that any provision in a private agreement contained in a conveyance of land recorded on or before 7/8/2003 that have since expired but have not been renewed and recorded in the bureau of conveyances are prohibited from restricting bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural land. (SD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 219, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322). NAKAMURA, AIU, AMATO, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD AEN/WTL, JDC  SB488
HB650 HD2 SD1
Kupuna Caucus; Our Care, Our Choice Act; Medical-Aid-In-Dying; Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Clinical Nurse Specialists; Marriage and Family Therapists; Mandatory Waiting Period; Waiver
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to practice medical-aid-in-dying. Authorizes licensed advanced practice registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists with psychiatric or mental health training and licensed marriage and family therapists to provide counseling to a qualified patient. Reduces from twenty to five days, the mandatory waiting period between the two oral requests required for a qualified patient to obtain a prescription for medication. Waives the mandatory waiting period for terminally ill qualified patients who are not expected to survive the mandatory waiting period. (SD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 043, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143). HASHIMOTO, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD HHS/CPN, JDC  SB899
HB660 HD1 SD2 CD1
SPRB; Hawaii Pacific Health; Straub Medical Center ($)
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaii Pacific Health and one or more of its nonprofit affiliates in financing the costs of the construction of, improvements to, and equipping of their health care facilities at Straub Medical Center. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 105, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206). BELATTI, AMATO, GARRETT, GATES, KAPELA, KOBAYASHI, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, TAKENOUCHI HHS, WAM  SB601
HB674 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; General Powers; Low-income Public Housing; Preferences
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Repeals the percentage requirements for the Hawaii public housing authority related to the admission of applicants, with or without preferences, into federal and state low-income public housing units. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 099, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1200). HASHIMOTO, AIU HOU, WAM
HB675 HD1 SD2 CD1
HHFDC; Applications for Financing; Application Periods; Affordable Housing
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires, if sufficient funding is available, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to open at minimum two application periods each year for the receipt of applications for financing for the development of affordable housing in the State from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Hula Mae Multi-Family Program, Rental Housing Revolving Fund Program, and Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund Program. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 091, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192). HASHIMOTO, AIU HOU, WAM
HB676 HD1 SD2 CD2
Counties; District Boundary Amendments; County Ordinances; Affordable Housing; Report
RELATING TO DISTRICT BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS.
Authorizes the appropriate county land use decision-making authority to determine district boundary amendments involving land areas over fifteen acres but not over one hundred acres, except lands that are designated as important agricultural land or lands where the soil is classified by the Land Study Bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity class A or B if the county has adopted an ordinance that meets certain requirements. Requires each county land use decision-making authority whose county adopted an ordinance to submit a report to the Legislature. (CD2)
(S) 5/4/2023- Recommitted to Conference Committee. HASHIMOTO, AIU HSG/WAL, JHA, FIN  SB769
HB677 HD1 SD2 CD1
HHFDC; Computation of Interest; Real Property; Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund Equity Pilot Program; Reports ($)
RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.
Changes the computation of interest that a purchaser of certain real property is required to pay to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation upon the purchaser's sale or assignment of the real property after a specified period of time. Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to establish a five year dwelling unit revolving fund equity pilot program and report to the Legislature regarding the pilot program. Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to use up to $10,000,000 of existing funds in the dwelling unit revolving fund for the pilot program. Sunsets 6/30/2028. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 092, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193). HASHIMOTO, AIU, KILA, KITAGAWA, MARTEN, TODD HOU, WAM  SB1114
HB692 HD1 SD1 CD1
Pesticides; Violations; Penalty; Fines
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
Increases the maximum administrative and criminal penalties for violators of the Hawaii pesticides law. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 220, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323). GATES, HUSSEY-BURDICK, LOWEN, MARTEN, MIZUNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TODD AEN, JDC
HB695 HD2 SD1 CD1
Battery-charged Security Fences; Non-agricultural Purposes
RELATING TO FENCES.
Allows the use of battery-charged security fences used for non-agricultural purposes, under certain circumstances. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 214, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317). GATES, HOLT, KILA, LAMOSAO AEN/PSM, JDC
HB704 HD1 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicle Registration; Flatbed Trucks; Exemption
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
Provides an exemption for flatbed trucks from registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles when used as marine terminal equipment temporarily moving in or between certain terminals. Adds new terminal locales and roadways to be covered under the exemption. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 145, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1248). SAIKI TCA, CPN  SB823
HB710 HD1 SD2 CD1
Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct; Penal Code; Government; Obstruction of Justice
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Provides that a person commits a class B felony offense of obstruction of justice if the person intentionally influences; obstructs; impedes; or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice by means of force, threat of force, coercion, fraud, or deception. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 137, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240). SAIKI GVO, JDC  SB1422
HB712 HD1 SD1
Recordings of Public Meetings; Meeting Minutes; Public Record; Boards
RELATING TO RECORDINGS OF PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Encourages boards to maintain recordings of board meetings on the board's website regardless of whether the written minutes of the meeting have been posted. Requires boards to provide the State Archives with a copy of any recording of a board meeting before removing the recording from the board's website. Requires the written minutes of board meetings to include a link to the electronic audio or video recording, if available online. Effective 10/1/2023. (SD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 125, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1226). SAIKI GVO, CPN/JDC  SB1426
HB717 HD1 SD2 CD1
Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct; Nepotism; State Employees; Administrative Fine
RELATING TO NEPOTISM.
Prohibits under certain circumstances state employees from appointing, hiring, promoting, or retaining relatives and household members and from making or participating in certain other employment-related decisions and from awarding a contract to or otherwise taking official action on a contract with a business if the employee's relative or household member is an executive officer of or holds a substantial ownership interest in that business. Imposes administrative fines for violations. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2023- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 261, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1375). SAIKI LBT, JDC
HB777 HD2 SD2 CD1
DHS; Employees; Volunteers; Contractors; Subcontractors; Criminal History Background Checks; Minors; Young Adults; Vulnerable Adults; Employment Practices; Conviction Records
RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.
Authorizes the department of human services to conduct background checks for current and prospective employees, volunteers, contractors, contractors' employees and volunteers, subcontractors, and subcontractors' employees and volunteers whose position places them or would place them in close proximity to certain minors, young adults, or vulnerable adults. Clarifies that any state law permitting a more extensive inquiry into an individual's criminal history by the State and any of its branches, political subdivisions, agencies, or semi-autonomous public bodies corporate and politic will prevail over conflicting conviction record inquiries under the State's employment practices law. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 088, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189). MIZUNO HHS/LBT, JDC
HB781 HD2 SD1 CD1
Children; Custody; Custodial Interrogation; Constitutional Rights
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Requires that when an officer has custody of a child under the age of eighteen for an alleged violation of law, the child shall have contact with legal counsel and, to the extent practicable, a parent, guardian, or legal custodian before the child waives any right against self-incrimination and before any custodial interrogation. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 180, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1283). MIZUNO, GANADEN HHS, JDC
HB794 HD1 SD1
Disability Awareness Month; October
RELATING TO DISABILITY AWARENESS.
Designates the month of October as "Disability Awareness Month: Employment, Enrichment, and Inclusion" in recognition of the employment challenges and successes of persons with disabilities in the State. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 245, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1348). MIZUNO, AMATO, CHUN, COCHRAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, KAPELA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAM HHS/TCA
HB819 HD2 SD1
State Designation; Limu; Limu Kala; Sargassum Echinocarpum; Official Limu of Hawaii
RELATING TO LIMU KALA.
Designates limu kala (Sargassum echinocarpum) as the official Hawaii state limu. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 230, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1333). KAHALOA, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARCIA, GARRETT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SOUZA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, Alcos TCA, JDC  SB1037
HB823 HD2
Corrections; Facilities; Deaths; Reports; Information
RELATING TO DEATHS WITHIN THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
Expands the scope of reports on correctional facility and community correctional center deaths that are submitted to the governor and legislature. Requires certain reports to be published on the department of corrections and rehabilitation website. Mandates public access to other information reported. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 022, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1122). HASHEM, CHUN, GANADEN, HASHIMOTO, POEPOE, TAKAYAMA PSM, JDC  SB456
HB834 HD1 SD1
Deaf and Blind Task Force; American Sign Language; Recognition
RELATING TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
Recognizes American Sign Language as a fully developed, autonomous, natural language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 246, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349). KOBAYASHI, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARCIA, HASHIMOTO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, SOUZA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TODD, WOODSON HHS, JDC  SB610
HB841 HD2
Domestic Abuse Protective Orders; Child Abuse or Neglect; Automatic Referral; Family Court Responsibilities; Department of Human Services
RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Requires domestic abuse protective order cases to be reports to the department of human services when the case involve allegations of child abuse or neglect, rather than allegations of domestic abuse. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 027, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1127). TARNAS HHS, JDC
HB848 HD2 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology; University of Hawaii; Support Staff; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII INSTITUTE FOR MARINE BIOLOGY.
Appropriates funds for the establishment of three support staff positions for the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 181, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1284). KITAGAWA, CHUN, COCHRAN, KAPELA, KILA, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI, TODD, WOODSON HRE, WAM
HB870 HD2 SD1 CD2
Deaf and Blind Task Force; Department of Human Services; Neighbor Islands Blind and Visually Impaired Service Pilot Program; Working Group; Implementation Plan; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICE PILOT PROGRAM.
Requires the department of human services to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program that supplements existing statewide services by providing training and other services to neighbor island residents who are blind or visually impaired. Requires the department of human services to establish a working group to develop a pilot program implementation plan and submit the plan to the legislature before the regular session of 2024. Requires a report to the legislature on the pilot program before the regular session of 2029. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 6/30/2029. (CD2)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 253, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1356). TAKAYAMA, AMATO, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, PIERICK, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TODD HHS, WAM  SB614
HB884 HD1 SD2 CD1
Traveling Team Physicians; Sports Teams; Licensure; Exemption
RELATING TO TRAVELING TEAM PHYSICIANS.
Exempts from state physician licensure requirements out-of-state traveling team physicians who accompany a sports team to Hawaii, under certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 106, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207). MORIKAWA, AMATO, GATES, HUSSEY-BURDICK, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, SAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, Kobayashi CPN, JDC
HB899 HD2
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Designates the month of September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month to promote public awareness of the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 012, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1112). AMATO, KITAGAWA, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, TAKENOUCHI HHS, TCA  SB715
HB907 HD2 SD2
Telehealth; Accident and Health or Sickness Insurance; Mutual Benefit Societies; Health Maintenance Organizations; Interactive Telecommunications System; Mental Health Disorders
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
Temporarily allows for the reimbursement of services provided through telehealth via an interactive telecommunications system and two-way, real-time audio-only communications in certain circumstances. Defines "interactive telecommunications system". Repeals 12/31/2025. (SD2)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 107, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208). POEPOE, AMATO, CHUN, GANADEN, HASHIMOTO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAHALOA, KAPELA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, PERRUSO, PIERICK, TAM, TARNAS, TODD HHS, CPN
HB923 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Bonds; Annual Ceiling; Private Activity Bonds; HHFDC; Counties
RELATING TO BONDS.
Requires counties with a private activity bond issuance program to exhaust their allotment before applying to the State for the state allocation. Requires the State, if it receives a county allocation, to award that same amount to project or projects in that county. Authorizes the department of budget and finance and Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to enter into a cooperative agreement with a county to coordinate the award of private activity bonds and low-income housing tax credits for new rental housing projects in the county. Requires the directors of finance of each county to report to the department of budget and finance and Hawaii housing finance and development corporation any county amount of unused or unassigned allocation. Clarifying that no special purpose revenue bonds requiring an allocation of annual state ceiling shall be authorized after 6/30/2023 and before 12/31/2028. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2023- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 262, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1376). HASHIMOTO, AIU HOU, WAM  SB1256
HB933 HD2 SD1 CD2
Deaf and Blind Task Force; Public Utilities Commission; Print Disabilities; Telecommunications Access; Appropriation
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES.
Appropriates funds to the Public Utilities Commission to provide free telecommunications access to certain information for individuals with a print disability. (CD2)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 247, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1350). LAMOSAO, AMATO, CHUN, KOBAYASHI, TAM CPN, WAM  SB611
HB948 HD2 SD2 CD1
Crisis Mobile Outreach Team Pilot Program; Children and Adolescents; At-Risk Youth; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH.
Establishes a two-year child and adolescent crisis mobile outreach team pilot program on Oahu and one neighbor island site to expand existing crisis response services. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 12/31/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 089, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190). SAIKI, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA HHS, WAM
HB950 HD1 SD1 CD1
DOH; Assisted Community Treatment; Attorney General; Petitions; Extensions of Treatment; Family Court; Online Hearings
RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS.
Authorizes psychiatrists or advanced practice registered nurses, after examination of a person for assisted community treatment indication, to request assistance from the attorney general to file an assisted community treatment petition. Authorizes the family court to use online hearings for assisted community treatment petitions. Clarifies provision of notice for assisted community treatment petitions. Authorizes any interested party to request assistance from the attorney general to file a petition for an extension of assisted community treatment. Extends the time period that a family court may order continued assisted community treatment. Reduces the time period that a family court needs to determine whether assisted community treatment should continue. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 153, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1256). SAIKI, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA HHS, JDC  SB981
HB953 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Recreational Activities; Commercial Activities; Permits; Licenses; Reservations; Fees; Website; Mobile Application; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Requires DLNR to develop and publish a website and mobile application that includes the application processes, including a means of collecting any fees, for a permit, license, or reservation needed to conduct recreational and commercial activities in the State. Requires DLNR to make available existing application processes in a digital format to be used on the website and mobile application. Appropriates funds for the establishment of the website and mobile application. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 182, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285). SAIKI, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA WAL, TOU, FIN
HB954 HD2 SD2 CD1
Household and Dependent Care Services Tax Credit; Earned Income Tax Credit; Refundable Food/excise Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the household and dependent care services tax credit for five years. Increases the refundable earned income tax credit for five years. Increases the income thresholds and credit amounts of the refundable food/excise tax credit for five years. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 163, 06/30/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266). SAIKI, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA WAM
HB960 HD1 SD2 CD1
School Facilities Authority; DOE; Prekindergarten Facilities; Fund Transfers; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
Explicitly includes prekindergarten facilities within the scope of authority of the School Facilities Authority. Transfers $200,000,000 of general funds previously appropriated to the School Facilities Authority of the Department of Education to the School Facilities Special Fund for FY 2023-2024. Appropriates funds out of the School Facilities Special Fund for the School Facilities Authority to expand access to eligible children for prekindergarten. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 175, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278). YAMASHITA, CHUN, COCHRAN, GARRETT, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, POEPOE, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TARNAS, TODD EDU, WAM  SB826
HB961 HD1 SD2 CD1
Preschool Open Doors; Executive Office on Early Learning ($)
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Expands the types of entities from which a Preschool Open Doors service provider may obtain accreditation. Beginning 1/1/2024, expands the Preschool Open Doors Program application process to eligible 3year-old children. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 171, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1274). YAMASHITA, COCHRAN, GARRETT, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KAHALOA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, POEPOE, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TARNAS, TODD EDU, WAM  SB1023
HB964 HD1 SD2 CD1
Apostilles; Certifications; Fees; Special Fund; Appropriations; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS.
Establishes a fee of $10 for the issuance of an apostille or non-apostille certification and establishes the apostilles and certifications special fund. Authorizes the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to expend moneys in the fund for operational expenses. Appropriates funds into the special fund. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1369). YAMASHITA GVO, WAM  SB828
HB968 HD1 SD1 CD1
UH; Pamantasan Council; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds to establish positions for the University of Hawaii Pamantasan Council. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 064, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164). BELATTI, AMATO, GANADEN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, ILAGAN, KAPELA, KILA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, POEPOE, TAM HRE, WAM  SB959
HB972 HD1 SD1 CD1
Revenue; Animal Industry Special Fund; State Veterinary Laboratory
RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUND.
Adds revenue generated by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch as sources for the Animal Industry Special Fund and clarifies that the funds from the special fund may be expended to make laboratory improvements. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 215, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, WAM  SB1270
HB973 HD2 SD1 CD1
Hemp; Department of Agriculture; Administrative Rules
RELATING TO HEMP.
Repeals the requirement for additional rules by the Department of Agriculture to address nuisance issues, including smell, noise, and excessive lighting arising out of the activities of hemp growers. (CD1)
(H) 5/2/2023- Recommitted to Conference committee as amended in CD 1 with none voting no and none excused. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) AEN, CPN  SB1271
HB977 HD1 SD1
Purchases of Health and Human Services; Community Council
RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Abolishes the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services. (SD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 044, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS/GVO, JDC  SB1275
HB978 HD2 SD2 CD1
Procurement; Treatment Purchase of Services; Small Purchase Threshold
RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Transfers certain duties from the administrator of the State Procurement Office to the heads of health and human services purchasing agencies. Changes the small purchase threshold for health and human services. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 045, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) GVO/HHS, WAM  SB1276
HB980 SD1
Forfeiture; Bond or Recognizance
RELATING TO FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO SECTION 804-51, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Allows notice of a bond or recognizance forfeiture to be sent to either the surety (bond company) or surety insurer (insurance company), by certified mail, to start the thirty-day forfeiture countdown for the surety or surety insurer to locate and surrender a principal (criminal defendant) or file a motion or application to set aside the bond or recognizance forfeiture. Provides the State with an avenue to appeal when the court grants a motion or application to set aside a bail bond forfeiture. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 154, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1257). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB1278
HB983 SD2
Criminal Proceedings; Public Servant; Government; Time Limitations
RELATING TO TIME LIMITATIONS.
Defines the term "public servant" in section 701-108, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify the scope and applicability of provisions related to the time limitations to bring prosecution based on misconduct in office. (SD2)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 124, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, JDC  SB1281
HB986 HD1 SD1 CD1
Penal Code; Official Misconduct; Offenses Against Public Administration
RELATING TO OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT.
Establishes the class C felony offense of official misconduct to prohibit a person, in the person's official capacity, from acting or refraining from performing an official duty with the intent to obtain a benefit other than the person's lawful compensation, or submitting or inviting reliance on any false statement, document, or record. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 130, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1231). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB1284
HB992 HD1 SD1 CD1
Affordable Homeownership Revolving Fund; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP REVOLVING FUND.
Clarifies that certain funds appropriated pursuant to Act 88, SLH 2021, as amended by Act 248, SLH 2022, shall be deposited into the affordable homeownership revolving fund for the purposes for which the revolving fund was established. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 093, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HOU, WAM  SB1290
HB999 HD1 SD2 CD1
HTDC; Board of Directors; Economic Diversification; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Amends the composition of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation Board of Directors to include the Chairperson of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, unless the Chairperson, with the approval of the Board of Regents, designates another Regent to serve. Establishes a public policy framework that addresses state goals in the area of economic diversification. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to implement specific projects that address those goals. Requires the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to submit annual reports to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1370). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EET, WAM  SB1297
HB1000 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; BU-1 and BU-10; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining units (1) and (10) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2023-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 030, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, WAM  SB1298
HB1001 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; BU-2, BU-3, BU-4, BU-6, BU-8, BU9, BU-13, and BU-14; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2023-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 031, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1131). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, WAM  SB1299
HB1004 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; BU-5; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2023-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 032, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, WAM  SB1302
HB1006 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; BU-7; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (7) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2023-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 033, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, WAM  SB1304
HB1010 HD1 SD1 CD1
Public Employment Cost Items; BU-11; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.
Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2023-2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 034, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1134). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) LBT, WAM  SB1308
HB1018 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Funds; Governor; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Amends various general fund appropriations to help the State meet its American Rescue Plan Act maintenance of effort obligations. Effective 6/29/2023. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 035, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1316
HB1020 SD1 CD1
Department of Budget and Finance; Unclaimed Property Program
RELATING TO PAYMENT OF CLAIMS OF THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY PROGRAM.
Increases from $1,300,000 to $3,000,000 the amount of moneys that may be carried over on June 30 of each fiscal year in the unclaimed property trust fund. Effective 6/29/2023. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 036, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1136). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1318
HB1022 HD1 SD1 CD1
Funds; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS FOR STATE PROGRAMS.
Appropriates funds to various programs to cover anticipated operating shortfalls due to the limited ability of a department to transfer funds between programs of that department. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 037, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1137). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WAM  SB1320
HB1027 HD2 SD1 CD1
Money Transmitter; Money Transmission; Permissible Investments; Tangible Net Worth; Division of Financial Institutions
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS MODERNIZATION ACT.
Enables timely, coordinated, and efficient regulation of money transmission companies to achieve financial stability and economic growth, while providing consumer protection. Allows the State to share resources, data, and technology tools with other states to create a stronger multi-state system of financial regulation. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 183, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1286). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPN  SB1325
HB1033 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Building Code Council; HI-EMA; Members
RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
Adds to the state building code council a voting member representing the Hawaii emergency management agency. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 184, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1287). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  SB1331
HB1036 HD1 SD1
Office of Homeland Security; Hawaii State Fusion Center; Department of Law Enforcement
RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.
Formally establishes the Hawaii State Fusion Center as a program under the Office of Homeland Security to be transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement on 1/1/2024, and delineates its roles and responsibilities. (SD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 185, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1288). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM, JDC/WAM  SB1334
HB1037 HD2 SD1 CD1
Statewide Interoperable Communications Executive Committee; Department of Law Enforcement
RELATING TO STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS.
Amends provisions related to the Statewide Interoperable Communications Executive Committee to reflect the migration of the Office of Homeland Security from the Department of Defense to the Department of Law Enforcement on 1/1/2024. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 186, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) PSM/GVO, WAM  SB1335
HB1045 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Education; Enrollment; Certificate of Release
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires a minor student's parent or legal guardian, rather than the student, to produce the required student records when transferring schools. Clarifies that emancipated minors may produce the required student records when transferring schools. Clarifies that the transfer process is the same whether a transfer is within the same complex area or to another complex area. Exempts students eligible for assistance provided under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 from producing required student records when transferring schools. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 168, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1271). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) EDU, JDC  SB1343
HB1058 HD1 SD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Adoption
RELATING TO ADOPTION.
Requires an adopted individual to be considered a child of both the adopted and natural parents for the sole purpose of determining familial relationships for purposes of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. (SD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 187, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1290). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, JDC  SB1356
HB1079 HD2 SD2 CD1
Water Pollution Control; State Waters; Water Quality Certifications
RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION CONTROL.
Revises chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add definitions that are consistent with federal Clean Water Act regulations. Clarifies the Director of Health's role as a certifying agency, including enforcement of water quality certifications, and increases certain statutory civil penalties. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 233, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1336). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC/WAM  SB1377
HB1081 HD1 SD1
Care Homes; Penalties; Unlicensed Operators; Department of Health
RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLICENSED CARE HOMES.
Clarifies the penalty to be assessed on any person who intentionally operates a care facility without a certificate or license. (SD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 251, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1354). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) CPN, JDC  SB1379
HB1082 HD3 SD2 CD1
Medical Cannabis; Medical Cannabis Dispensaries; Written Certification; Waiting Rooms; Rulemaking Authority; Fee Structure; Signage; Security; Retail Dispensing Locations; Production Centers; Education and Training; Violations
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Authorizes the department of health to allow a patient's written certification to be valid for three years. Defines "waiting room" within a medical cannabis retail dispensing location and clarifies public access to the waiting room. Amends the rulemaking authority for dispensary-to-dispensary sales. Permits a selling dispensary to transport an amount other than eight hundred ounces of cannabis or manufactured cannabis products with prior approval of the department of health. Amends the dispensary program licensing fee structure. Adds or clarifies requirements for the dispensary program related to signage, packaging, security requirements and restrictions regarding waiting rooms, permitted types of manufactured cannabis products, supervision of certain personnel while onsite at retail dispensing locations or medical cannabis production centers, and the department of health's education and training program. Clarifies penalties for violations of the dispensary law. Makes various housekeeping amendments. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 108, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) HHS/CPN, JDC/WAM  SB1380
HB1088 HD1 SD1 CD1
Commission on Water Resource Management; Water Shortage and Emergency; Declaration; Notice
RELATING TO DECLARATION OF WATER SHORTAGE AND EMERGENCY.
Amends the conditions, manner, and areas in which the Commission on Water Resource Management of the Department of Land and Natural Resources can declare and provide notice of water shortages and emergencies. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1371). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC  SB1386
HB1090 HD1 SD1 CD1
Ocean Recreation Commercial Permits; Department of Land and Natural Resources
RELATING TO OCEAN RECREATION COMMERCIAL PERMITS.
Specifies the methods by which the Department of Land and Natural Resources can issue new ocean recreation commercial permits and renew existing ocean recreation commercial permits. Specifies that new permits for ocean recreation management areas and facilities where a permit limit is implemented shall be issued by the method and order set specified, until the limit is reached. For renewal of existing permits in ocean recreation management areas and facilities where a permit limit is implemented, bases renewal of a commercial permit on seniority, until the limit is reached. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1372). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC/WAM  SB1388
HB1091 HD2 SD2 CD1
Residential Real Property Transactions; Mandatory Seller Disclosures; Shoreline Erosion Control Structures
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURES WITHIN SHORELINE AREAS.
Requires disclosure of all existing permitted and unpermitted erosion control structures on the parcel in real estate transactions when residential real property lies adjacent to the shoreline. Effective 11/1/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 231, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1334). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, CPN  SB1389
HB1097 HD2 SD1
Uniform Controlled Substances Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act by adding substances scheduled under federal law. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 162, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1265). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC  SB1395
HB1100 HD1 SD2
Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2022; Income Tax; Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of 12/31/2022. (SD2)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 056, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1156). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  SB1398
HB1101 HD1 SD1 CD1
Stormwater Fees; Department of Transportation; Aggregate Fee Cap Amount
RELATING TO STORMWATER FEES.
Establishes a fee cap amount for county stormwater user fees that may be charged against or collected from the Department of Transportation of $1,500,000 in the aggregate per year. Prohibits any county from denying services to the Department of Transportation by reason of nonpayment of user fees. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 234, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1337). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL/AEN, JDC/WAM  SB1399
HB1104 HD1 SD1
Motor Vehicles; Vehicle Weight Enforcement; Violations
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES ENFORCEMENT.
Repeals exemption relating to the issuance of citations for violations of section 291-35, HRS, relating to vehicle gross weight, axle, and wheel loads. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 240, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1343). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA, JDC  SB1402
HB1107 HD2
Commercial Motor Vehicle; Weight Limits
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMITS.
Makes state law consistent with federal law regarding legal limits for gross vehicle weight and axle loads traveling on all public roadways. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 026, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1126). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA, JDC  SB1405
HB1108 HD1 SD1
Commercial Motor Vehicle; Penalties and Fines
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE FINES.
Amends the law relating to vehicle weight violations by replacing the fine schedule and increasing the potential fines based on multitude and magnitude of vehicle weight violations. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 241, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1344). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA, JDC/WAM  SB1406
HB1109 HD2
Commercial Driver Licensing; Commercial Learner's Permit; Commercial Driver's Licenses
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.
Meets federal requirements on fraudulent activity relating to commercial learner's permits and commercial driver's licenses. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 025, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA/PSM, JDC  SB1407
HB1113 HD1 SD1 CD1
Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory; Special Fund; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TOXICOLOGY TESTING LABORATORY.
Authorizes moneys in the state highway fund to be expended to maintain the drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory. Authorizes moneys in the drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory special fund to be administered and expended by the Department of Transportation or appropriated as a grant-in-aid to a qualifying county emergency services department to support the laboratory. Appropriates funds for the laboratory. Requires reports to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 148, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251). SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) TCA, WAM  SB1411
HB1134 HD2 SD1 CD1
Kaneohe Bay; Restrictions; Commercial Ocean Use Activities; Commercial Ocean Recreational Equipment; Permits
RELATING TO KANEOHE BAY.
Prohibits commercial ocean use activity in Kaneohe Bay waters without a permit. Prohibits any person from advertising any commercial ocean use activity or equipment for such activity in Kaneohe Bay waters for which the person does not have a permit. Establishes enforcement mechanisms for the prohibitions. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 232, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335). KITAGAWA, ICHIYAMA, MATAYOSHI, NAKASHIMA, Amato, Poepoe WAL, JHA, FIN  SB1265
HB1183 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Parks; Parking Lot Operations; Concessions; Bidding Requirements Exemptions
RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
Exempts parking lot operations at state parks and the operation of concessions at certain state parks from the bidding requirements for concessions operating on public property. (CD1)
(S) 6/8/2023- Act 072, 06/08/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172). NAKAMURA, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, POEPOE, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, Chun, Cochran WTL, WAM  SB963
HB1184 HD1 SD1 CD1
Procurement; Professional Services; Ranking; Qualified Persons
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Allows agencies to rank fewer than three persons for professional services when fewer than three qualified persons respond to the solicitation or request to use alternative procurement procedures when no qualified person responds to the solicitation. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 188, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291). NAKAMURA, AMATO, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, POEPOE, TAKENOUCHI, TODD GVO, WAM  SB1465
HB1200 HD1 SD2 CD1
DLNR; Conservation and Resources Enforcement; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish an unmanned aircraft systems program. Authorizes Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers to use unmanned aircraft systems. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to submit an annual report of the effectiveness of the unmanned aircraft systems program to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 237, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1340). TARNAS WTL, WAM/JDC
HB1205 HD1 SD1
Collective Bargaining; Recognition and Representation
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Specifies that exclusive representatives of public employees are not required to provide grievance representation to collective bargaining unit members who do not pay dues or dues equivalents and who decline to pay reasonable costs of the representation. (SD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 150, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253). MATAYOSHI, BELATTI, GARRETT, HASHIMOTO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KILA, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, TAM, Amato, Cochran, Poepoe LBT, JDC
HB1255 HD1 SD1 CD1
SPRBs; West Maui Hospital Foundation; West Maui Hospital and Medical Center; County of Maui ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist West Maui Hospital Foundation, Inc. in the construction of West Maui Hospital and Medical Center in the county of Maui, including any necessary infrastructure. (CD1)
(S) 6/13/2023- Act 073, 06/13/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173). COCHRAN, AMATO, GANADEN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, POEPOE, WOODSON HHS, WAM  SB1476
HB1294 HD1 SD1 CD1
Elections; Candidates; Legal Name
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Requires the office of elections and campaign spending commission to include a candidate's legal name wherever the name requested to be printed on the ballot is used, except on the ballot. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 117, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218). KILA, AIU, BELATTI, GARRETT, KAHALOA, LAMOSAO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TODD, Chun JDC
HB1329 HD1 SD2 CD1
DOE; Active Shooter Training
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the Department of Education to work with certain organizations to develop and implement an active shooter training program in all public and charter schools. Allows public and charter school students to decline to participate in active shooter training. (CD1)
(S) 6/2/2023- Act 053, 06/02/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153). WOODSON, AMATO, BELATTI, GANADEN, GARCIA, GARRETT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, KAHALOA, KILA, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MARTEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WARD, Cochran, Poepoe EDU, WAM
HB1344 HD2
Domestic Violence Intervention; Anger Management; Assessments; Criminal Penalties
RELATING TO ANGER MANAGEMENT.
Requires certain criminal offenders to be ordered by a court to complete an assessment and either a domestic violence intervention or anger management course as part of their sentence. (HD2)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 023, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123). TAKAYAMA JDC  SB1604
HB1359 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hemp Producers; Cannabis; Licensing; Labeling; Appropriations; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO HEMP.
Repeals redundant regulations on hemp production to reduce costs for the State and Hawaii farmers. Amends the hemp law in a manner that recognizes the unique constraints of Hawaii farmers, while protecting human health. Allows licensed hemp producers to sell hemp biomass. Requires transparency in labeling of hemp products to identify the percentage of Hawaiigrown hemp or hemp from outside the State in all hemp products. Establishes the Hawaii Hemp Task Force. Requires and appropriates funds for the Department of Agriculture to hire a hemp consultant to recommend infrastructure improvements on each island. Requires and appropriates moneys for the Department of Health to hire or consult a toxicologist or consultant familiar with hemp industry standards for the purpose of setting defined action limits or exposure levels for different types of hemp products. Extends the State's hemp processor law through 7/1/2027. Repeals on 7/1/2027. (CD1)
(S) 7/12/2023- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 263, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1377). MORIKAWA, AMATO, COCHRAN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO AEN/CPN, WAM/JDC  SB1548
HB1363 HD3 SD2 CD1
Surcharge on State Tax; Extension; Amendment; Housing Infrastructure
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends the period within which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 12/31/2023. Authorizes, in certain instances, the use of county surcharge revenues for housing infrastructure in counties having a population of 500,000 or less. Temporarily authorizes counties that have previously adopted a surcharge on state tax to amend the uses of the surcharge. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 048, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). YAMASHITA HOU/PSM, WAM  SB1568
HB1366 HD1 SD2 CD2
DHS; Homelessness; Return-to-Home Pilot Program; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
Requires the department of human services to establish a three-year return-to-home pilot program to provide eligible homeless individuals with assistance in being reunited with family and relatives in their home state. Sunsets 1/1/2026. Appropriates funds. (CD2)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 094, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195). MIZUNO, AMATO, GANADEN, KAHALOA, KILA, MARTEN, POEPOE, Cochran, Kobayashi HHS, WAM
HB1369 HD1 SD2 CD1
Nursing Facility Sustainability Program; Nursing Facility Sustainability Fee; Special Fund; Nursing Facility Tax; Long-Term Care; Department of Human Services; Repeal; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO NURSING FACILITIES.
Repeals the sunset dates of Act 156, SLH 2012, and Act 124, SLH 2014, to make the nursing facility sustainability program permanent and permanently exempt the nursing sustainability program special fund from the central service and administrative expenses assessments. Makes various amendments to the nursing facility sustainability program and nursing facility sustainability special fund. Repeals the nursing facility tax. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 109, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). MIZUNO, AMATO, BELATTI, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATSUMOTO, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, PIERICK, POEPOE, SOUZA, TODD HHS, WAM  SB314
HB1382 HD2 SD1 CD1
Department of Agriculture; Meat Processing Capacity; Expansion; Food Distribution Services; Task Force; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO MEAT DONATION.
Provides for donation of wild game to under-resourced communities. Establishes a task force for development and implementation to expand meat processing capacity in the State. Task force sunsets 6/30/2025. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 054, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154). ONISHI AEN, WAM  SB1603
HB1397 HD1 SD2 CD1
Statewide Office on Homelessness and Housing Solutions; HHFDC; HPHA; Supportive Housing Pilot Program; Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Appropriations; Appropriations Exceed General Fund Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.
Establishes a supportive housing pilot program in the Statewide Office on Homelessness and Housing Solutions. Appropriates funds. Declares that appropriations exceed general fund expenditure ceiling. Effective 7/1/2023. Sunsets 6/30/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 095, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196). NAKAMURA, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAHALOA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD HOU/HHS, WAM  SB1551
HB1502 HD1 SD1 CD1
Journalists and Newscasters; Disclosure
RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
Limits compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information for journalists, newscasters, and persons participating in collection or dissemination of news or information of substantial public interest. Establishes exceptions. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 126, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1227). SAIKI JDC  SB1451
HB1509 HD2 SD1 CD1
Planned Community Association Oversight Task Force; Condominium Property Regime Task Force; DCCA; Condominium Associations; Planned Community Associations; Alternative Dispute Resolution
RELATING TO COMMON-INTEREST DEVELOPMENTS.
Establishes a Planned Community Association Oversight Task Force to examine the rights afforded to owners in condominium property regimes and determine the feasibility of extending any of those rights to members of planned community associations. Establishes a Condominium Property Regime Task Force to examine and evaluate issues regarding condominium property regimes and conduct an assessment of the alternative dispute resolution systems that have been established by the Legislature. Requires interim and final reports to the Legislature. Task forces sunset 6/30/2025. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 189, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1292). SAIKI CPN
HB1514 HD1 SD1
Legislative Agencies; Appropriations ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, THE OMBUDSMAN, AND THE ETHICS COMMISSION.
Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Ombudsman, and Ethics Commission. (SD1)
(S) 3/29/2023- Act 003, 03/28/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1103). SAIKI WAM
SB1 SD2
Abortion; Physician Assistants; Consent by Minors; Reproductive Health Care Services; Disclosures; Subpoenas; Licensing Authorities; Disciplinary Action; Investigations; Proceedings
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Allows licensed physician assistants to perform certain abortions. Repeals the requirement that abortions be performed at certain locations. Clarifies that the State shall not deny or interfere with a pregnant person's right to choose to (1) obtain an abortion or (2) if necessary to protect the life or health of the patient terminate the pregnancy. Defines "abortion" and "nonviable fetus". Prohibits a covered entity from disclosing information relating to reproductive health care services. Prohibits the issuance of a subpoena in connection with an out-of-state or interstate proceeding relating to reproductive health care services legally performed in the State. Prohibits agencies from providing information or expending resources in the furtherance of out-of-state or interstate investigations or proceedings relating to reproductive health care services. Prohibits the State from taking adverse action based on pregnancy outcomes or for aiding or assisting a pregnant individual with accessing reproductive health care services. Requires the Governor to deny any demand for surrender of a person charged with a crime involving reproductive health care services unless the conduct constitutes a crime in the State or is made under Article IV, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution. Enumerates laws contrary to public policy and prohibits their application. Prohibits the issuance of a summons for persons to testify in another state with regard to lawful reproductive health care services. Clarifies under various licensing statutes that the provision or assistance in receipt or provision of certain services related to the human reproductive system cannot form a basis for disciplinary action. Prohibits the enforcement of a judgment or order arising from a foreign penal civil action or other penal law with respect to reproductive health care services. Amends the definition of "medical care and services" so that a minor may...(see document for full description) (SD2)
(H) 3/22/2023- Act 002, on 03/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1102). KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Kidani, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT/JHA
SB7 HD1 CD1
School Facilities Authority; References; Clarification
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
Makes necessary amendments to clarify certain references to the School Facilities Authority used in section 302A-1151.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 165, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1268). RHOADS EDN, FIN
SB9 SD1
Elections; Boards of Registration; Political Parties
RELATING TO BOARDS OF REGISTRATION.
Requires members of each board of registration be a registered voter in the respective county of the board to which the member is appointed and remain a registered voter in that county for their term of office. Establishes methods for determining and verifying a board member's political party membership. Takes effect 1/1/2024. (SD1)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 013, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1113). RHOADS JHA
SB19 HD1 CD1
Cast Ballots; Elections; Ineligible Voters
RELATING TO CAST BALLOTS.
Guarantees the vote of eligible voters who cast their ballot and then subsequently die or otherwise become ineligible before election day. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 113, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214). RHOADS JHA
SB36
Criminal Procedure; Prosecution; Felonies; Complaint; Information; Preliminary Hearing; Grand Jury
RELATING TO THE INITIATION OF FELONY PROSECUTIONS.
Specifies that a person may be tried and sentenced for certain alleged felony offenses through the complaint and preliminary hearing process, indictment by grand jury, or by written information. Specifies that multiple attempts to initiate a felony prosecution for the same offense, either through the same initial charging method or an alternative method, or in different forums, shall not be permitted, except in certain circumstances.
(H) 3/22/2023- Act 001, on 03/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1101). RHOADS, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro JHA  HB810
SB45 SD1 HD2
Domestic Abuse; Protective Orders; Petition; Minors; Emancipated Minors
RELATING TO MINORS.
Allows minors sixteen years of age or older and emancipated minors to petition for domestic abuse protective orders. (HD2)
(S) 7/12/2023- Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 259, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1373). RHOADS HUS, JHA  HB205
SB51 SD1 HD1 CD1
Campaign Finance; Advertisements; Noncandidate Committees; Violations; Fines
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Increases the amount of fines that may be assessed against noncandidate committees for violations of organizational report and advertisement disclosure requirements. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 127, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228). RHOADS, KEITH-AGARAN JHA, FIN  HB65
SB67 SD1 HD2 CD1
DLNR; Beaches; Commercial Beach Equipment; Presetting; Removal; Commercial Vendors
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
Prohibits commercial vendors from presetting commercial beach equipment on certain beaches under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, unless the customer is physically present. Requires commercial vendors to expeditiously remove commercial beach equipment after the customer has finished using it. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to grant exemptions through rules. Establishes administrative fines for violations. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 227, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1330). INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Wakai WAL, JHA, FIN
SB105 HD1 CD1
Department of Education; Report; Autism Spectrum Disorder
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Changes the Department of Education's quarterly report requirement on autism spectrum disorder to an annual report. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 166, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269). KIDANI, KANUHA, Fevella, Kim, Richards EDN, JHA
SB109 SD1 HD1 CD1
Gender-Neutral Terminology; Statutory Interpretation; Parents; Spouses
RELATING TO GENDER-NEUTRAL TERMINOLOGY.
Replaces gender-specific terminology used in certain parental and marital matters with gender-neutral terminology. Takes effect 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 160, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). SAN BUENAVENTURA JHA
SB110 SD1 HD1 CD1
Gender-Neutral Terminology; Statutory Interpretation; Adoption; Annulment, Divorce, and Separation
RELATING TO GENDER-NEUTRAL TERMINOLOGY.
Requires gender-specific terminology used in adoption and annulment, divorce, and separation matters to be construed in a gender-neutral manner. Takes effect 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 161, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264). SAN BUENAVENTURA JHA
SB141 SD1 HD1 CD1
Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act; Pledge; Certification; Voting; Replacement; Faithless Electors
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Updates rules for certification of electors and their votes to be in full compliance with federal law. Provides procedures for the replacement of electors. Requires presidential electors to take a pledge that they will vote for their party's nominee. Invalidates the vote of any faithless elector. Removes any faithless elector from the position of elector. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 114, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215). CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards JHA
SB151 SD2 HD2 CD1
Law Enforcement Officers; Use of Force; Policies; Reports; Training
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM.
Requires any department or agency employing law enforcement officers to maintain publicly available policies on minimum standards on the use of force. Allows use of force policies and training to be introduced as evidence in proceedings. Requires law enforcement officers to report the use of excessive force by another law enforcement officer. Requires that law enforcement officers receive training designed to minimize the use of excessive force. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 190, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1293). CHANG, RHOADS, Shimabukuro JHA, FIN
SB162 SD2 HD2 CD1
Dentistry; Dental Hygiene; Community Health Centers; Rural Health Clinics; Mobile Dental Outreach Programs; Community Service License; Temporary License; Licensure Requirements
RELATING TO DENTISTRY LICENSES.
Adds community health centers, rural health clinics, and mobile dental outreach programs to the list of eligible organizations at which persons with community service licenses may practice. Allows dental hygiene and dental college graduates who have graduated from educational programs that have a reciprocal agreement with the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation to apply for temporary or community service licenses. Expands eligibility for a community service license to practice dentistry to those candidates who have passed the Integrated National Board Dental Examination within five years of the date of request. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 100, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). SAN BUENAVENTURA HLT, CPC
SB179
Office of Elections Package; Elections Accessibility; Disability; Accommodations; Advisory Committees
RELATING TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES.
Renames the statewide and county-level voters with special needs advisory committees to elections accessibility needs advisory committees. Recognizes that voting accessibility needs may arise from disabilities other than those of a physical nature.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 014, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1114). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB131
SB182 SD1 HD1 CD1
Ethics Commission Package; Disclosures; Financial Interests
RELATING TO DISCLOSURES OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS.
Amends the filing deadline for disclosures of financial interests by certain candidates. Amends the penalty for the unauthorized release of confidential financial disclosure information. Amends the fines imposed and procedures relating to disclosures of financial interests. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 129, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1230). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB135
SB193 SD1 HD1 CD1
State Fire Council Package; Composition; Members
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
Adds to the membership of the State Fire Council, and to the membership of advisory committees that the Council may appoint, representatives from the Hawaii State Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Unit and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to reflect all nonfederal fire fighting agencies in the State. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 142, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LGO, WAL, FIN  HB146
SB203 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Complaints; Violations; Rebuttable Presumption
RELATING TO COMPLAINTS ALLEGING VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN SPENDING LAWS.
Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to treat a respondent's failure to explain or otherwise respond to a complaint alleging a violation of campaign spending laws as a rebuttable presumption that a violation has occurred. Provides the respondent with thirty days from the mailing of the complaint to explain or otherwise respond before the rebuttable presumption takes effect. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 118, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB98
SB210 SD2 HD1 CD1
City and County of Honolulu Package; Criminal Justice Data Sharing; Working Group
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA SHARING.
Establishes a Criminal Justice Data Sharing Working Group to make recommendations for a statewide criminal justice data repository. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 157, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB100
SB211 SD2 HD2 CD1
City and County of Honolulu Package; Retirement Benefits; Employees' Retirement System
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Ensures that employment, work, and pay eligibility for the purpose of calculating retirement benefits includes retroactive reinstatement, retroactive rescission of suspension, and retroactive payments that are restored to an employee as part of a judicial, administrative, or arbitral proceeding, or pursuant to a settlement of claims. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 046, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1146). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LGO, JHA, FIN  HB101
SB214 SD1 HD1 CD1
City and County of Honolulu Package; Penal Code; Public Transit; Interference; Offense
RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSIT.
Establishes the offense of interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle. Makes clarifying and conforming amendments to the offense of interference with the operator of a public transit vehicle. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 191, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1294). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB104
SB228 SD1 HD1 CD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Public Corruption; Fraud; Criminal Offenses; Penalties
RELATING TO FRAUD.
Establishes the offense of fraud as a class B felony. Establishes the offense of making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim against the State or a county as a class C felony. Establishes the offense of the use of false statements or entries in matters within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the State as a class C felony. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 131, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1234). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB127
SB239 SD2 HD3 CD1
Early Learning; Preschool Open Doors; Child Care Accreditation Program; Child Care Grant Program Special Fund; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING ACCREDITATION.
Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Child Care Accreditation Program to assist licensed and registered child care providers obtain accreditation. Authorizes the use of the Child Care Grant Program Special Fund for Child Care Accreditation Program grants. Extends the deadlines by which existing Preschool Open Doors Program service providers are required to commence the accreditation process and obtain accreditation. Appropriates funds for the Child Care Accreditation Program, including the establishment of one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position for the program. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 169, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272). KIDANI HUS, CPC, FIN  HB583
SB295 SD2 HD2 CD1
Child Welfare System; Child Welfare Services; Office of Wellness and Resilience; Office of the Governor; Malama Ohana Working Group; Report
RELATING TO THE CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
Establishes within the Office of Wellness and Resilience the Malama Ohana Working Group to seek, design, and recommend transformative changes to the State's existing child welfare system. Allows the Office to contract with an administrative facilitator to provide necessary support for the working group. Requires the Malama Ohana Working Group to report to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 086, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards, Wakai HUS, FIN  HB330
SB313
State Rehabilitation Council; Membership; Quorum
RELATING TO THE STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL.
Reduces the number of members on the State Rehabilitation Council from twenty-one to fifteen. Authorizes the State Rehabilitation Council to establish a quorum and conduct business without regard to vacancies.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 015, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115). SAN BUENAVENTURA (Introduced by request of another party) HUS, JHA
SB318 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOH; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Pilot Program; Public Awareness Campaign; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
Requires the Department of Health to establish and administer a three-year pilot program to implement a co-management system of care for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Appropriates funds for the pilot program and an annual public awareness campaign. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 192, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1295). SAN BUENAVENTURA (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN
SB346 SD1
Emergency Vehicles; Siren Use
RELATING TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
Makes it discretionary for authorized emergency vehicles to use sirens when responding to an emergency or in other specified situations if the siren is not reasonably necessary under the circumstances. (SD1)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 016, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116). RHOADS HLT, JHA  HB175
SB372 SD1 HD1
Law Enforcement Officers; Arrests; Unnecessary or Excessive Force; Duty to Intervene and Report
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES RELATING TO THE LAW.
Provides that a law enforcement officer has a duty to intervene if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes that another law enforcement officer is using unnecessary or excessive force on an arrestee. Requires the law enforcement officer to report the incident to the other law enforcement officer's supervisor. Requires relevant departments to submit annual reports to the Legislature. (HD1)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 055, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1155). LEE, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Kim JHA
SB390 SD1 HD2 CD1
Emergency Medical Responders; Emergency Ambulance Service Personnel; Licensure; Hawaii Medical Board
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
Repeals the sunset date of section 2 of Act 119, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021, making permanent the requirement that the Hawaii Medical Board issue licenses in four levels of emergency response practice in counties with a population of five hundred thousand or greater and the creation of an additional licensure category for Emergency Medical Technicians 1 who are certified at a higher practice level than Emergency Medical Technicians but do not provide ambulance services. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 193, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1296). DELA CRUZ, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards HLT, CPC
SB404 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Hospital Sustainability Fee; Hospital Trade Association; DHS; Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Makes various updates to the Hospital Sustainability Program, including amending the definition of "private hospital"; clarifying the uses of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund; increasing various hospital sustainability fee caps; requiring the Department of Human Services to consult and negotiate with the hospital trade association regarding fee participation and rates; clarifying when the hospital sustainability fee shall be discontinued and the distribution of remaining funds; repealing the sunset dates of Act 217, SLH 2012, and Act 123, SLH 2014, to make the program permanent and permanently exempting the program from the central service and administrative expenses assessments; and appropriating funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 110, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211). SAN BUENAVENTURA, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY HUS/HLT, FIN  HB1368
SB406 SD1 HD2
Child Custody; Grandparent Visitation; Best Interest of the Child
RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Allows the court to award reasonable visitation rights to a petitioning grandparent of a minor child when the child's parent is unable to exercise parental visitation due to death or incarceration and denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child. Requires the court to follow best interest of the child procedures, considerations, and standards when granting grandparent visitation rights. Specifies that any person who violates the terms and conditions of a court order granting reasonable grandparent visitation rights are subject to sanctions. (HD2)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 077, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178). SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Ihara, Wakai HUS, JHA
SB410 SD1 HD2 CD1
Driver's Record; Public Record; Expungement; Judiciary
RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.
Requires the court to automatically seal or remove from the judiciary's publicly accessible databases any information relevant to the arrest or case of a person for whom an expungement order has been entered and transmitted to the court. Effective 7/1/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 159, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262). SHIMABUKURO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Wakai CPC, JHA  HB301
SB415 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 construction works liable for debt incurred by subcontractors for wages due to claimants, including interest owed, for performance of labor in the contract between the general contractor and owner. (HD2)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 047, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). RHOADS LGO, JHA  HB167
SB422 SD1
Environmental Advisory Council; Housekeeping Measure
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL.
Makes a housekeeping amendment to section 341-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete a reference to a repealed section. (SD1)
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 024, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124). GABBARD, AQUINO, CHANG, MCKELVEY, Awa, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Richards EEP, FIN  HB185
SB435 SD1 HD2 CD1
Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works; Violations; Penalties; Suspension; DLIR
RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.
Orders the person or firm found to be in violation of the state law governing wages and hours of employees on public works to be jointly and severally liable for the penalty, with the penalty increasing for repeat violations. Requires each notice of violation to contain the names of the person and the firm. Defines a "person" and "firm" for purposes of violations of the state law governing wages and hours of employees on public works, and related penalties and suspension. Requires the director of labor and industrial relations to suspend the person and firm under specified conditions. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 051, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151). KEOHOKALOLE LGO, JHA, FIN
SB438
Professional and Vocational Licensing; Application for Licensure; Application for Examination; Abandonment
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
Reduces the period for which an application shall be considered abandoned from two years to one year. Specifies the conditions under which applications for licenses and examinations will be deemed abandoned. Provides that the one-year period after which an application is considered abandoned cannot be extended. Provides that a licensing authority shall not be required to act on any abandoned application and that the licensing authority may destroy abandoned applications. Clarifies that an application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application and that the applicant shall comply with any new licensing requirements in effect at the time of the new application.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 021, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121). KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Richards CPC, FIN
SB473 SD1 HD2 CD1
Practice of Pharmacy; Dialysate Drugs or Devices; Manufacturers; Wholesalers; Third-Party Logistics Providers; Exemption
RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.
Exempts manufacturers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers engaged in direct distribution to qualified persons, and third-party logistics providers of home dialysate drugs or devices from the license, registration, and permit requirements for pharmacies, under certain conditions. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 101, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). SHIMABUKURO, CHANG, INOUYE HLT, CPC
SB478 SD2 HD1 CD1
Telecommunications and Cable Industry Information Reporting Requirements; Repeal; Broadband; Broadband Service Providers
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CABLE INDUSTRY INFORMATION REPORTING.
Repeals chapter 440J, HRS, relating to telecommunications and cable industry information reporting requirements for broadband service providers. Makes conforming amendments. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 194, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1297). KEOHOKALOLE HET, CPC  HB371
SB483 SD1 HD2 CD1
Judiciary Package; Probate Code
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
Updates articles I through IV of the Uniform Probate Code to adjust for inflation, provide additional clarity, resolve issues that have arisen in probate practice, and address societal changes in familial relations. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 158, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB383
SB487
Revision Bill
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES OR THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, OR DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes or the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, or deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 017, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB802
SB497 SD1 HD1 CD1
Oversized Commercial Vehicles; Left Lane; Prohibition
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.
Prohibits certain oversized commercial vehicles from driving in the far left lane on roadways with three or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, subject to certain exceptions. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 238, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341). ELEFANTE, LEE, Inouye JHA
SB516 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hemp Producers; Commercial Hemp Production; Labeling; Advertising; Hawaii-Grown Hemp; Hawaii-Processed Hemp
RELATING TO HEMP.
Requires that the identity statement used for labeling or advertising hemp products identify the percentage of Hawaii-grown and Hawaii-processed hemp and hemp of other origins contained in hemp products. Allows the use of the term "All Hawaiian" for hemp products in which one hundred per cent of the hemp is grown and processed in the State. (CD1)
(H) 5/2/2023- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 993). GABBARD, CHANG, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran AGR, CPC  HB1424
SB531 SD2 HD1 CD1
School Facilities Authority; Executive Director; Appointment
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Authorizes the School Facilities Authority Board, rather than the Governor, to appoint an Executive Director of the School Facilities Authority. (CD1)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 061, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161). KANUHA EDN, FIN
SB588 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOT; Noise Detection Cameras; Excessive Noise; Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EXCESSIVE NOISE.
Requires and appropriates funds from the State Highway Fund for the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with counties having a population greater than 500,000, to develop and implement a pilot program to use noise detection traffic cameras to address excessive traffic noise in urban areas in each participating county. Requires the Department of Transportation to submit a report to the Legislature. Sunsets 12/31/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 063, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KIM, RHOADS, McKelvey, Wakai TRN, FIN  HB471
SB599 SD1 HD2 CD1
Respiratory Therapists; Supervision; Physician Assistants; Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Allows certain physician assistants to sign orders for respiratory therapy and plans of care. Expands the class of health care providers under whom respiratory therapists may practice respiratory care to include physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 102, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1203). SAN BUENAVENTURA HLT, CPC, FIN  HB664
SB602 SD2 HD1 CD1
Pharmacy Scope of Practice; CLIA-Waived Tests; Pharmacists; Permit; Education Requirements; Reporting Requirements
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes pharmacists to order, perform, and report the results of certain Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988-waived tests. Specifies educational and permitting requirements for the ordering, performance, and reporting the results of certain CLIA-waived tests. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 103, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204). SAN BUENAVENTURA CPC  HB659
SB637 SD1 HD2 CD1
Commercial Hemp Processing; Structures and Buildings; Registration Applications
RELATING TO HEMP.
Requires persons applying to register as hemp processors to include with their application form documentation that the processing does not include heat or volatile compounds or gases under pressure, such as cold-water extraction and is exempt from certain building permit and building code requirements, or documentation that the planned hemp processing operation is in a food hub or agricultural park. (CD1)
(H) 5/2/2023- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 993). GABBARD AGR, CPC
SB655 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hemp Producers; Commercial Hemp Production; Cultivation
RELATING TO HEMP.
Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to align state hemp production administrative rules with federal exemptions for fiber, fuel, and seed grain hemp crops. (CD1)
(H) 5/2/2023- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 993). GABBARD, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Ihara AGR, JHA  HB1421
SB671 SD1 HD1
Drug Paraphernalia; Testing Products; Fentanyl Testing Strips; Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Exclusion
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Excludes fentanyl testing strips from the definition of drug paraphernalia in the uniform Controlled Substances Act. Defines fentanyl test strip. (HD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 111, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212). SAN BUENAVENTURA, CHANG, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA
SB674 SD1 HD2 CD1
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; Adoption; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Rules; Hawaii Medical Board
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT.
Adopts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to create a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards and provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple states. Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules to implement and administer the Compact. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 112, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213). SAN BUENAVENTURA, KEITH-AGARAN, Inouye, Keohokalole, Wakai HLT, CPC, FIN  HB666
SB691 SD2 HD2 CD1
Minimum Efficiency Standards; Appliances; Chief Energy Officer; Hawaii State Energy Office
RELATING TO EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.
Allows the chief energy officer of the Hawaii state energy office to enforce minimum efficiency standards and adopt or amend efficiency standards. Sets minimum efficiency standards for portable electric spas, residential ventilating fans, toilets, urinals, and water coolers. Allows manufacturers to utilize the Home Ventilating Institute's certified products directory certification program to meet certain standards. Effective 6/30/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 224, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1327). KEOHOKALOLE, CHANG, DECOITE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Kim EEP, CPC  HB194
SB696 SD1 HD1 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Average Weekly Wages; Volunteers
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Authorizes wages of other employees in comparable employment to be considered when computing the average weekly wages of an injured public board member, reserve police officer, police chaplain, reserve public safety law enforcement officer, sheriffs' chaplain, volunteer firefighter, volunteer boating enforcement officer, or volunteer conservation and resources enforcement officer. Clarifies computation of average weekly wages of an injured volunteer firefighter for workers' compensation benefits purposes. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 195, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1298). RICHARDS, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, Fukunaga, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, McKelvey LGO, CPC, FIN  HB57
SB712 SD2 HD1 CD1
Adult Corrections Officers; UH; Windward Community College; Trauma-Informed Certification Program
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Establishes a trauma-informed certification program at the Windward Community College campus of the University of Hawaii for adult corrections officers. Requires the curriculum to include a level I trauma-informed care course designed for adult corrections officers. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 078, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179). WAKAI, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Awa, Elefante, Keith-Agaran CMV, FIN  HB1130
SB726 SD1 HD1 CD1
Department of Human Resources Development; Director; Administrative Assistant Position; Repeal
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
Repeals the administrative assistant position within the Department of Human Resources Development. Reassigns the responsibilities of the administrative assistant to the Director of Human Resources Development. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 151, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). MORIWAKI LGO, FIN
SB729 SD1 HD2 CD1
Real Estate Commission; Condominium Associations; Boards of Directors; Members; Leadership Training; Report
RELATING TO BOARD MEMBERS.
Requires the real estate commission to develop a curriculum for leadership training to be made available to board members of a condominium association and submit a progress report to the legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 149, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252). MORIWAKI HSG, CPC, FIN  HB1161
SB731
La Kuokoa; Hawaiian Independence Day
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Designates November 28 of each year as La Kuokoa, Hawaiian Independence Day, to celebrate the historical recognition of the independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
(S) 4/20/2023- Act 011, 04/19/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1111). KEOHOKALOLE, AQUINO, DECOITE, FEVELLA, INOUYE, KANUHA, LEE, RICHARDS, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani CAI, JHA
SB732 SD2 HD1 CD1
Indigenous Peoples' Day; Observed Day
RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
Designates the second Monday in October of each year as Indigenous Peoples' Day. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 152, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255). KANUHA, AQUINO, AWA, DECOITE, FEVELLA, INOUYE, KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani CAI, FIN
SB739 HD1
Native Hawaiian Caucus; Penal Code; Desecration; State of Mind; Definition
RELATING TO DESECRATION.
Expanding the requisite state of mind for the criminal offense of desecration to include "knowingly". Simplifies the definition of "desecrate". (HD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 196, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1299). DECOITE, AQUINO, INOUYE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Fevella, Kidani JHA
SB743 SD1 HD1 CD1
HDOA; Coffee Berry Borer; Coffee Leaf Rust; Pesticide Subsidy Program; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO COFFEE PEST CONTROL.
Extends the sunset date for the Coffee Berry Borer and Coffee Leaf Rust Pesticide Subsidy Program to 6/30/2025 and the program manager position, including the position's civil service and collective bargaining laws exemption, to 6/30/2026. Requires the Department of Agriculture to report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the operation and implementation of the Pesticide Subsidy Program. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 216, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319). KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, ELEFANTE, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB746 SD1 HD2 CD1
Coffee Labeling; Advertising; Requirements; Coffee Blends; Hawaii-grown Coffee; Hawaii-processed Coffee; Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages
RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
Expands the coffee labeling and advertising requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages and the inner packages and inner wrapping labels of roasted coffee, instant coffee, and ready-to-drink coffee beverages. Specifies that the coffee labeling and advertising requirements apply if the applicable products are produced in whole or in part from Hawaii-grown and Hawaii-processed green coffee beans. Requires disclosure on the label of coffee blends of the respective geographic and regional origins and per cent by weight of the blended coffees. Prohibits use of the term "All Hawaiian" in labeling or advertising for roasted coffee or instant coffee not produced entirely from green coffee beans grown and processed in Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 211, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314). KANUHA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Keohokalole, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, CPC  HB559
SB759 SD2 HD2 CD1
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health; Rural Residents; Family Health Services Division; Department of Health; Report
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health to oversee and support community efforts to collaboratively address the health and wellness needs of the State's most underserved rural residents to develop plans that align with appropriate providers' goals and objectives. Requires the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health to include a one-time summary of community plans with the report that is to be submitted to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/22/2023- Act 104, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205). KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Awa, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT, FIN
SB764 SD1 HD3 CD1
Affordable Housing; Banks; Assets; Capital and Surplus; Commissioner of Financial Institutions; Aggregate Investments; Notice; Approval
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Allows a bank to invest, in aggregate, up to fifteen per cent of the bank's capital and surplus in limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations formed to invest in affordable housing residential properties without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions or an after-the-fact notice. Authorizes an eligible bank to make an investment exceeding fifteen per cent, but not exceeding twenty per cent, of the bank's capital and surplus without prior notification to, or approval by, the Commissioner if the eligible bank submits an after-the-fact notice. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 096, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197). KANUHA HSG, CPC, FIN  HB1236
SB798 SD1 HD1 CD1
Time Sharing; Time Share; Out-of-State Time Share Units; Zoning Requirements
RELATING TO TIME SHARING.
Requires a developer's application for registration or annexation to include a list of projects containing out-of-state time share units and a statement that the developer has verified that those units are in compliance or not prohibited under the laws of the jurisdiction where the units are located. Clarifying that a developer is not required to submit any other evidence of such compliance to register in Hawaii. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 197, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300). DECOITE TOU, CPC  HB12
SB799 SD1 HD2 CD1
Time Share Plans; Title Reports; Blanket Liens
RELATING TO TIME SHARING PLANS.
For time share plans that use title holding trusts, requires the developer to submit a title report evidencing that the title is vested in the trustee. For time share plans that use a notice of time share plan, requires the recordation of the notice and its submission. For time share plans that use alternative arrangements, requires the recordation of any alternative arrangement documents. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 198, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1301). DECOITE TOU, CPC  HB13
SB811 SD2 HD2 CD1
Department of Health; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Human Services; County Police Departments; Demographic Data; State Agencies; Publication; Ethnicities; Task Force
RELATING TO DEMOGRAPHIC DATA.
Establishes a task force to assess demographic data collection, processing, retention, and sharing procedures, needs, and challenges. Requires a report to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 136, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239). AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Wakai LGO, FIN
SB813 SD1 HD2 CD1
Court Interpreters; Study; Hourly Fees; Judiciary; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.
Beginning in 2026 and every three years thereafter, requires the Judiciary to conduct a study on interpreter fees. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 248, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1351). INOUYE, AQUINO, CHANG, ELEFANTE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA, FIN  HB219
SB814 SD2 HD2 CD1
Electronic Information Technology; Accessibility; Multilingual; Limited English Proficiency; Standards; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Office of Language Access; Working Group; Procurement; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in consultation with the Office of Language Access and a working group comprising stakeholders, to develop and publish, and periodically review and update, electronic information technology multilingual accessibility standards to be implemented by all state entities. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) position. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1362). RHOADS, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Inouye LGO, FIN
SB821 SD1 HD2 CD1
Illegal Fireworks Task Force; DLE; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Establishes the Illegal Fireworks Task Force within the Department of Law Enforcement to stop the importation of illegal fireworks and explosives into the State, promote compliance with the fireworks control laws, and ensure the safety and security of facilities and institutions in the State against the discharge of illegal fireworks and explosives. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 6/30/2025. (CD1)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 067, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1167). DELA CRUZ, CHANG, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Elefante, Kidani, Kim, Wakai JHA, FIN
SB830 SD2 HD1 CD1
Critical Emergency Response; Pilot Program; DOE; State Public Charter School Commission; Safety; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE.
Establishes within the Department of Education, a one-year Critical Emergency Response Pilot Program to establish a critical emergency response team for each department school located in central Oahu selected by the Department of Education to participate in the Pilot Program. Establishes within the State Public Charter School Commission, a one-year Critical Emergency Response Pilot Program to establish a critical emergency response team for each public charter school selected by the Commission to participate in the Pilot Program. Requires the Department of Education and State Public Charter School Commission to report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 143, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246). DELA CRUZ EDN, FIN  HB942
SB833 SD2 HD3 CD1
Wahiawa Irrigation System; Land Purchase; Office of the Governor; HDOA; ADC; DLNR; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE WAHIAWA IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
Requires the Office of the Governor to negotiate the State's fee simple acquisition of the Wahiawa Irrigation System on the island of Oahu. Authorizes and appropriates funds for the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development Corporation, and Department of Land and Natural Resources to purchase, repair, and maintain the Wahiawa Irrigation System and the associated spillway. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 218, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321). DELA CRUZ WAL, JHA, FIN
SB855 SD1 HD2 CD1
Condominiums; Budgets; Fire Safety Equipment; Fire Safety Installation; Replacement Reserves Assessments Study
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM RESERVE REQUIREMENTS.
Authorizes a condominium association to provide a summary of the required information in its budget. Authorizes a condominium association's reserve study to forecast a loan or special assessment to fund life safety equipment or installations for any building located in a county with a population greater than five hundred thousand. Authorizes a condominium association to use a third party to conduct a reserves study on behalf of the condominium. Clarifies the information to be included in the description of how the estimated replacement reserves assessments are computed. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 199, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1302). FUKUNAGA, CHANG, MORIWAKI, RHOADS CPC, FIN  HB803
SB865 SD2 HD1 CD1
HCDA; Affordable Housing; Ninety-Nine Year Leasehold Program; Positions; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Establishes the Ninety-Nine Year Leasehold Program to develop low-cost residential condominium units on state-owned and county-owned land in urban redevelopment sites to be sold in leasehold by the Hawaii Community Development Authority to qualified residents. Provides for the disposition of lands that are acquired by the Hawaii Community Development Authority but no longer needed for the program. Establishes positions. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 097, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198). CHANG, AQUINO, KEOHOKALOLE, Kidani HSG/WAL, FIN
SB869 SD2 HD1
Youth Commission; Quorum
RELATING TO THE YOUTH COMMISSION.
Clarifies that a majority of the members appointed to the Youth Commission shall constitute a quorum to do business. (HD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 135, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238). CHANG, LEE, Elefante, Kidani JHA
SB894 SD2 HD2 CD1
Office of Wellness and Resilience; Advisory Board; Traumainformed Care Task Force; Office of the Governor; DHS
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE.
Transfers the Office of Wellness and Resilience from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Human Services on 7/1/2025. Extends the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force dissolution date to 6/30/2025 and establishes the Task Force as an advisory board to the Office of Wellness and Resilience until its dissolution. Reconstitutes the membership of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force into a permanent advisory board to the Office of Wellness and Resilience to be called the Wellness and Resilience Advisory Board. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 087, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188). SAN BUENAVENTURA, MCKELVEY, Keith-Agaran HUS/HLT, FIN  HB487
SB898 SD2 HD1 CD1
HPHA; State Rent Supplement Program for Kupuna; Reports; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
Temporarily expands the State Rent Supplement Program specifically for qualified persons who are sixty-two years of age or older and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to submit annual reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 6/30/2026. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 098, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199). MORIWAKI, CHANG, DECOITE, FEVELLA, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, LEE, MCKELVEY, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara HSG, FIN  HB648
SB900 SD2 HD2 CD1
Kupuna Caucus; Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program; Executive Office on Aging; Annual Reports; Program Specialists; Positions; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Requires the Executive Office on Aging to submit to the Legislature annual progress reports on the Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Act 252, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1355). MORIWAKI, CHANG, DECOITE, FEVELLA, INOUYE, KANUHA, KIM, LEE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, San Buenaventura HLT, FIN  HB649
SB911 SD1 HD1
Juror; Qualifications; Felon; Conviction; Finally Discharged; Pardoned
RELATING TO JURORS.
Clarifies that a prospective juror is disqualified to serve as a juror if they have been convicted of a felony and have not been finally discharged, in addition to not being pardoned. Effective 1/1/2024. (HD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 155, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1258). RHOADS, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN JHA  HB751
SB921
Condominiums; Developers; Statute of Repose; Tolling
RELATING TO LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS.
Clarifies that no statute of repose shall affect a condominium association's right of action against a condominium developer sooner than two years after the period of developer control terminates.
(H) 5/4/2023- Act 029, 5/4/2023, veto override. RHOADS CPC, JHA
SB930 SD1 HD2 CD1
Residential Landlord-Tenant Code; Application Screening Fee; Tenant Report; Credit Report; Informational Materials; Office of Consumer Protection
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
Beginning 5/1/2024, allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee for certain applicants at the time a rental application is processed for a dwelling unit; requires the landlord or landlord's agent to provide a receipt for payment of the application screening fee and a breakdown of the fee; and requires the landlord or landlord's agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant. Requires the office of consumer protection to produce and make available informational materials and publicize requirements regarding application fees and related rights and obligations. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 200, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1303). RHOADS, CHANG, Keith-Agaran HSG, CPC  HB644
SB933 SD1 HD1 CD1
Temporary Restraining Orders; Remote Attendance; Domestic Abuse
RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Authorizes the family courts to allow petitioners to attend TRO hearings remotely upon request. Requires the courts to consider certain factors. Requires the courts to allow petitioners who allege domestic abuse to attend TRO hearings remotely. (CD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 075, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176). RHOADS JHA  HB352
SB941 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Education; School Facilities Authority; Teacher Housing; Workforce Housing; Classrooms; School Facilities Special Fund; Rules; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to partner with public and private agencies to develop housing on or off campus for teachers, educators, and staff and develop classrooms. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to request any state or county agency to render services to the Authority. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to contract to manage the leasing and property management of housing projects or transfer the property to another public agency. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to transfer appropriated funds to partner state agencies for the development of housing and classrooms, subject to approval by the Governor. Appropriates funds out of the School Facilities Special Fund to be expended by the School Facilities Authority for the construction of housing and classrooms. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to adopt administrative rules to lease vacant housing. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 172, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1275). KIDANI HSG/EDN, FIN
SB944 SD1 HD2 CD1
Uniform Parentage Act; Attorney General; Task Force; Report
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
Requires the Department of the Attorney General to convene a task force to recommend amendments to update existing parentage laws that reflect outdated concepts of families, parenthood, conception and gestation, and parental rights. Requires an interim and final report to the Legislature. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 156, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1259). KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Shimabukuro HLT, JHA  HB665
SB945 SD2 HD2 CD2
DCCA; Division of Financial Institutions; Special Purpose Digital Currency Companies; Licensure; Digital Currency Innovation Lab; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.
Beginning 1/1/2024, establishes within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions a program for the licensure, regulation, and oversight of special purpose digital currency companies. Extends operations of companies in the Digital Currency Innovation Lab under certain circumstances. Appropriates funds. (CD2)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1363). KEOHOKALOLE, SHIMABUKURO, McKelvey CPC, FIN
SB966 HD1 CD1
Solid Waste; Felony Disposal; Petty Misdemeanor Disposal; Penalties; Imprisonment; Forfeiture of Vehicle
RELATING TO DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE.
Subjects to forfeiture any vehicle used in the commission of felony disposal of solid waste or petty misdemeanor disposal of solid waste. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 201, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304). LEE, CHANG, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Keith-Agaran, Moriwaki EEP, JHA
SB968 SD2 HD1 CD1
DAGS; DOT; Parking Stall Sharing; Bicycle Storage Locker; Public Employee Parking
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to collaborate with the Department of Transportation to develop, implement, administer, and manage a program to enable parking stall sharing among public employees of the State and a pilot project to provide bicycle storage lockers at facilities where parking is made available to public employees. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 202, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305). LEE, CHANG, ELEFANTE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara TRN/LGO, FIN  HB1419
SB975 SD2 HD3 CD1
Electronic Smoking Devices; Unlawful Shipment of Tobacco Products; Penalties; E-Liquids; Tobacco Products; License Fees; Permit Fees; Tax
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes electronic smoking devices and e-liquids under the definition of "tobacco products" for purposes of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Amends the license and permit fees for wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. Beginning 1/1/2024, imposes an excise tax on each electronic smoking device or e-liquid sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer. Repeals the electronic smoking device retailer registration unit under the department of the attorney general. Repeals provisions governing delivery sales. (CD1)
(S) 6/6/2023- Act 062, 06/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1162). RHOADS, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, SHIMABUKURO, Awa, Elefante, Kidani HLT, JHA, FIN  HB833
SB989 HD2
Drones; Unmanned Aircraft System; Trespass; Penalty
RELATING TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
Establishes the offense of trespass with an unmanned aircraft system as a misdemeanor. (HD2)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 058, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1158). RHOADS TRN, JHA
SB1022 HD1 CD1
Early Learning Board; Appointment; Governor
RELATING TO THE EARLY LEARNING BOARD.
Amends the composition and qualifications of the Early Learning Board to consist of individuals from each county, instead of from particular entities or types of providers. Establishes general qualifications for the members of the Early Learning Board appointed by the Governor. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 170, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1273). DELA CRUZ EDN, FIN
SB1024 SD2 HD1 CD1
Department of Transportation; Zero-Emissions Transportation Goals; Ground Transportation; Interisland Transportation; Transpacific Transportation; Working Groups; Reports
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes long-term goals for zero-emissions transportation in Hawaii and abroad to reduce and eliminate transportation emissions. Establishes the clean ground transportation working group and the interisland and clean transportation working group. Requires reports to the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission and the Legislature. Effective 7/1/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 226, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). LEE TRN/EEP, FIN
SB1057 SD2 HD2 CD1
Employment; Job Listing; Disclosure; Equal Pay; Discrimination
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS.
Requires certain job listings to include an hourly rate or salary range. Prohibits an employer from discriminating between employees because of any protected category established under state law, by paying wages to employees in an establishment at a rate less than the rate at which the employer pays wages to other employees in the establishment for substantially similar work. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 203, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1306). LEE, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Ihara ECD/LGO, JHA
SB1064 SD2 HD2 CD1
DLNR; BLNR; Dam and Reservoirs; Grant Program; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO DAM AND APPURTENANCE SAFETY.
Establishes the Dam and Appurtenance Improvement or Removal Grant Program for plans, design, construction, and equipment that is used to improve or remove deficient dams and appurtenances as determined by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Specifies eligibility requirements for dam and appurtenance improvement or removal grants. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 134, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237). KEITH-AGARAN, CHANG, MCKELVEY WAL, FIN  HB750
SB1076 SD2 HD2 CD1
Digital Voter Information Guide; Ballot; Office of Elections; AG; Counties; Corporation Counsel; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Requires the Office of Elections to prepare a digital voter information guide; post the guide on its website in compliance with certain accessibility standards; and mail each ballot with a notice that states a voter information guide may be found on its website. Requires the Attorney General and county corporation counsels to draft explanations of proposed constitutional or charter amendment ballot questions and translate them into certain languages for purposes of the digital voter information guide. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 115, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216). KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA, FIN  HB1476
SB1079 SD1 HD1 CD1
Expungement; Operating a Vehicle After Consuming a Measurable Amount of Alcohol; Property Offenses; Judiciary
RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.
Requires courts to, upon application to the court, expunge records of convictions, if the sentencing occurred before 1998, for first-time offenses involving: (1) operating a vehicle after consuming a measurable amount of alcohol while under the age of twenty-one years; and (2) certain property offenses. Takes effect 7/1/2025. (CD1)
(S) 7/7/2023- Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1364). KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY JHA  HB1470
SB1086 SD2 HD2 CD1
State Highway Safety and Modernization Council; Composition; Duties
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Renames the State Highway Safety Council to the State Highway Safety and Modernization Council. Amends the composition and duties of the State Highway Safety and Modernization Council. Effective 7/1/2023. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 242, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345). LEE, CHANG, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Keith-Agaran, Wakai TRN, JHA
SB1141 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE; DHRD; Workers' Compensation; Hawaii State Public Library System; Position; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Transfers the rights, powers, functions, duties, resources, and individual budget of the Hawaii State Public Library System relating to workers' compensation for its employees from the Department of Education to the Department of Human Resources Development. Transfers one full-time equivalent permanent position from the Hawaii State Public Library System to the Department of Human Resources Development. Appropriates funds for the salary and benefits of a human resources specialist position to the Department of Human Resources Development. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 146, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1249). MCKELVEY, KEITH-AGARAN LGO/EDN, FIN
SB1151 SD2 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Community College Promise Program; Certificate Programs; FAFSA; Exemption
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROMISE PROGRAM.
Exempts University of Hawaii community college students who are enrolled in certificate programs from the requirement to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each academic year to be considered eligible for the Hawaii Community College Promise Program. (CD1)
(S) 6/5/2023- Act 057, 06/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157). MCKELVEY, AQUINO, CHANG, LEE, SAN BUENAVENTURA HET, FIN
SB1163 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; Department of Defense; Civil Air Patrol; Civilian Auxiliary Aviation Services; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO CIVIL AIR PATROL.
Appropriates funds for civilian auxiliary aviation services of the type performed by the civil air patrol. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 204, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1307). KEITH-AGARAN, ELEFANTE, MCKELVEY CMV, FIN  HB903
SB1166 SD2 HD2 CD1
Driver's Licenses; Online Renewal
RELATING TO THE RENEWAL OF DRIVER'S LICENSES.
Allows for the renewal of driver's licenses online in addition to by mail. Effective 7/1/2025. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 243, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1346). LEE, CHANG, ELEFANTE, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Dela Cruz, Wakai JHA, FIN
SB1173 SD1 HD2
Vehicles; Exhaust Emissions; Penalty
RELATING TO VEHICLES.
Prohibits a person from causing a diesel- or gas-powered vehicle to discharge clearly visible smoke, soot, or other exhaust emissions onto another person or motor vehicle. Establishes a minimum $500 fine for violators. (HD2)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 223, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1326). LEE, CHANG, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Elefante, San Buenaventura, Wakai TRN, JHA
SB1189 SD1 HD1 CD1
Campaign Finance; Reports; Candidates
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Requires candidates, or the treasurer of their candidate committee, to file a preliminary campaign finance report on February 28 of the year of a general election. Effective 1/1/2026. (CD1)
(S) 6/23/2023- Act 119, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220). IHARA, AWA JHA
SB1230 SD2 HD1 CD1
Firearms; Permits; Licenses; Enforcement
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Prohibits firearms in certain locations and premises. Requires possession and disclosure of a license to carry. Prohibits leaving an unsecured firearm in a vehicle unattended. Prohibits consuming or being under the influence of alcohol, an intoxicating liquor, or a controlled substance when carrying a firearm. Prohibits carrying or possessing firearms on certain private property without express authorization. Requires annual reports from the department of the attorney general on carry licenses. Amends the requirements for, and revocation of, firearms permits and licenses. Amends the disqualification of persons from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm. Expands the qualified immunity for health care providers who provide information on firearms applicants to include physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. (CD1)
(S) 6/2/2023- Act 052, 06/02/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152). WAKAI, CHANG, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Keohokalole, Moriwaki JHA, FIN
SB1232 SD1 HD1 CD1
Board of Education; State Library System; State Librarian; Fees; Assessment
RELATING TO THE STATE LIBRARY SYSTEM.
Authorizes the State Librarian, with approval from the Board of Education, to impose and collect rates, rents, fees, fines and charges for the use of state library facilities and revise rates, rents, fees, and charges as necessary without regard to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Sunsets 6/30/2028. (CD1)
(S) 6/30/2023- Act 141, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244). WAKAI, AQUINO, CHANG, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, San Buenaventura EDN, FIN
SB1254 SD2 HD2 CD1
Kaiwi Coast State Park; DLNR; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE KAIWI COAST.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to petition the Board of Land and Natural Resources to designate certain lands as the "Kaiwi Coast State Park". Establishes certain conditions for the Kaiwi Coast State Park. (CD1)
(S) 7/6/2023- Act 235, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1338). LEE WAL, JHA, FIN
SB1267 SD1 HD1
Protective Orders; Jurisdiction; Domestic Abuse; Harassment
RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Expands the jurisdiction for where petitions for domestic abuse protective orders and temporary restraining orders may be filed. (HD1)
(S) 6/14/2023- Act 081, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182). INOUYE, AQUINO, CHANG, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Elefante, Keohokalole, Moriwaki, San Buenaventura, Wakai JHA  HB752
SB1268 SD1 HD2
Agricultural Enterprise Lands Program; Non-Agricultural Park Lands Program
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Makes technical changes to the statutory definitions of "agricultural enterprise lands" and "non-agricultural park lands" for clarification and consistency purposes. (HD2)
(S) 6/7/2023- Act 068, 06/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, JHA  HB970
SB1277 SD2 HD2 CD1
Claims Against the State; Appropriations; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations and approves payments for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 039, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB979
SB1311 SD2 HD1
Employees' Retirement System; Repeal; Act 192, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF ACT 192, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2007.
Repeals Act 192, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which requires the employees' retirement system to divest itself of investments in companies that provide support for genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and provide annual reports to the legislature on the status of divestment. (HD1)
(S) 4/25/2023- This measure has been deferred. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LGO, FIN  HB1013
SB1313 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Salary Determination
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Enables the board of trustees of the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to establish appropriate salaries for the Administrator and Chief Investment Officer of the Trust Fund. (CD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 038, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1138). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LGO, FIN  HB1015
SB1314 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Spousal Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND SPOUSAL MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT.
Amends section 87A-23, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to exclude medicare reimbursement by the State and counties for the spouses of retired employees hired after 6/30/2023. (HD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 040, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1016
SB1315 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement; Income-related Monthly Adjustment Amount
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT.
Excludes state and county retired employees hired after 6/30/2023, and their spouses from receiving reimbursements for Medicare income-related monthly adjustment amounts as part of their Medicare Part B reimbursement payments. (HD1)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 041, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1141). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) FIN  HB1017
SB1327 SD1 HD1 CD1
Public Utilities Commission; Public Utilities; Motor Carriers; Hawaii Water Carrier Act; Documents; Electronic Filing
RELATING TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC FILING BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to use electronic filing processes, including electronic service of documents, under the statutory chapters regulating public utilities, motor carriers, and water carriers. (CD1)
(S) 7/5/2023- Act 205, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) CPC, FIN  HB1029
SB1340 SD2 HD2 CD1
Practice of Behavior Analysis; Licensing; Behavior Analysts; Psychologists; Medicaid; Exemptions; Department of Education; Report
RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
Reinstates the exemption from the behavior analyst licensing requirements for certain teachers working in collaboration with a licensed behavior analyst or licensed psychologist. Expands the exemption for registered behavior technicians to implement applied behavior analysis services under the direction of a licensed psychologist. Reinstates the exemption from the behavior analyst licensing requirements for individuals who implement applied behavior analysis services to participants in the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver program. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature on the implementation of Medicaid reimbursements for applied behavior analysis services. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 167, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EDN/HLT, CPC  HB1042
SB1344 SD2 HD2 CD1
DOE; DOH; Educational Health Services; Medication Administration; School Health Assistants; Exceptions
RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES.
Replaces the term "school health aides" with "school health assistants" to reflect recent changes to the job title. Allows the administration of medication to public school students by school health assistants with the approval of a health care professional within the Department of Education, Department of Health, or a health care service pursuant to a written agreement with the Department of Education. (CD1)
(S) 7/3/2023- Act 173, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) EDN, CPC  HB1046
SB1357 SD1 HD1 CD1
Hawaiian Home Lands; Affordable Housing Credits
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
Extends the sunset dates for the issuance of county affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands pursuant to Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended, and Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended, to 7/1/2030. (CD1)
(S) 6/21/2023- Act 090, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, FIN  HB1059
SB1370 SD1 HD1 CD1
Licenses to Solemnize Marriages; Fees
RELATING TO LICENSES TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES.
Establishes a standard license to solemnize marriages, valid for one year from the date of issuance. Establishes a short-term license to solemnize marriages, valid for sixty days from the date of issuance. Establishes a fee of $100 per year for the issuance of a standard license. Establishes a fee of $25 per sixty-day period for a short-term license. Specifies in what amount and to which fund license fees shall