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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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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
SB16 HD1
Hawaiian Language; State Law
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Requires that the Hawaiian version of a law be held binding if the law in question was originally drafted in Hawaiian and then translated into English and if the law has not been subsequently amended, codified, recodified, or reenacted in English. (HD1)
(H) 3/20/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cochran, Gates, Lowen excused (3). RHOADS JHA, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. RHOADS JHA
SB35 SD2
Civil Legal Services; Judiciary; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
Appropriates funds for the Judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H) 3/20/2023- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cochran, Gates, Lowen excused (3). RHOADS, ELEFANTE, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, SHIMABUKURO JHA, FIN  HB811
SB36
Criminal Procedure; Prosecution; Felonies; Complaint; Information; Preliminary Hearing; Grand Jury
RELATING TO THE INITIATION OF FELONY PROSECUTIONS.
Specifies that a person may be tried and sentenced for certain alleged felony offenses through the complaint and preliminary hearing process, indictment by grand jury, or by written information. Specifies that multiple attempts to initiate a felony prosecution for the same offense, either through the same initial charging method or an alternative method, or in different forums, shall not be permitted, except in certain circumstances.
(H) 3/22/2023- Act 001, on 03/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1101). RHOADS, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro JHA  HB810
SB44 SD2 HD3
State Water Code; Commission on Water Resource Management; Penalties; Positions; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE WATER CODE PENALTIES.
Creates a minimum penalty and raises the maximum penalty for every violation of the State Water Code. Clarifies that each day a violation exists or continues is a separate offense. Requires the Commission on Water Resource Management to determine the amount of the penalty based on the circumstances of the violation. Appropriates funds for positions in the Commission on Water Resource Management. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(S) 4/24/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 840). RHOADS WAL, JHA, FIN  HB153HB362
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) 4/18/2023- Enrolled to Governor. RHOADS HUS, JHA  HB205
SB47 HD2
Elections; Ballot; Arrangement of Candidate Names; Randomization
RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.
Requires that any new contract entered into by the Office of Elections for equipment or services relating to preparing ballots or counting votes include the capability to randomize the names of candidates appearing on the ballot if technologically possible. Requires candidate names to be randomized on ballots, to the greatest extent possible. Requires the Office of Elections to inform voters and candidates, by a method suited for the voting system, that the names of candidates may not be in alphabetical order. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). RHOADS JHA
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. RHOADS, KEITH-AGARAN JHA, FIN  HB65
SB54 SD1 HD1
Gasoline-Powered Leaf Blowers; Prohibition; Fines; Government Agency Exemption; Repeal
RELATING TO GASOLINE-POWERED LEAF BLOWERS.
Prohibits the operation of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in any urban land use districts. Increases the amounts of fines for violations of leaf blower restrictions and provides for the forfeiture of gasoline-powered leaf blowers upon a third violation. Removes the exemption on leaf blower restrictions for government agencies and their agents. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Pierick voting no (2) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). RHOADS EEP, CPC  HB575
SB57 SD2 HD2
Judiciary; ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Initiatives; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY'S `ŌLELO HAWAI`I INITIATIVES.
Appropriates funds to the judiciary to support the ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Initiatives. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309. RHOADS, Awa, Shimabukuro JHA, FIN  HB267
SB62 SD2 HD1
UH; John A. Burns School of Medicine; Medical Residencies and Training; Hawaii Medical Education Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
Reestablishes the Hawaii medical education special fund. Appropriates funds into and out of the Hawaii medical education special fund to the John A. Burns School of Medicine for graduate medical education and training programs, to create more residencies and training opportunities on the neighbor islands for medical students, and for medical student and residency training opportunities in partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/26/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-23 2:00PM; Conference Room 229. KEOHOKALOLE, FUKUNAGA, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT/HET, FIN
SB63 SD2 HD3
Nurses; Registered Nurses; Licensed Practical Nurses; Board of Nursing; Licenses; Endorsement; Temporary Permits; Exceptions; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO NURSES.
Authorizes the board of nursing to issue temporary permits for six-month periods to out-of-state licensed practical nurses and registered nurses or who hold a multistate license issued by another state, territory, or foreign country, under certain circumstances. Provides an exception from licensing requirements to nurses who are licensed in another state, territory, or foreign country and accompanying a patient from out-of-state for a period of less than two weeks and who are not employed or affiliated with a health care entity in the State. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. KEOHOKALOLE, ELEFANTE, FUKUNAGA, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Shimabukuro HLT, CPC, FIN
SB67 SD1 HD2 CD1
DLNR; Beaches; Commercial Beach Equipment; Presetting; Removal; Commercial Vendors
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
Prohibits commercial vendors from presetting commercial beach equipment on certain beaches under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, unless the customer is physically present. Requires commercial vendors to expeditiously remove commercial beach equipment after the customer has finished using it. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to grant exemptions through rules. Establishes administrative fines for violations. (CD1)
(S) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Wakai WAL, JHA, FIN
SB70 SD1 HD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Conservation and Resources Enforcement Program; Law Enforcement; Accreditation; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to pursue and obtain accreditation for the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Program from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Elefante, Shimabukuro EEP, FIN  HB767
SB75 SD2 HD1
State Historic Preservation Division; DLNR; Inventory; Burial Sites; Historic Properties; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to inventory historic properties and burial sites in the State, collect data on burial site locations, and conduct an archaeological surface survey. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 5:00PM in conference room 229. INOUYE, AQUINO, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Elefante, Shimabukuro WAL, FIN  HB766
SB86 SD1 HD1
HDOA; State Agriculture Functional Plan; Office of Planning and Sustainable Development
RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.
Requires the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, to update the State Agriculture Functional Plan to include other agricultural economic updates that expand the State's priority on food by increasing local food self-sufficiency and exports. Requires the Governor to submit the updated plan to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2025. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/27/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 2:30PM; Conference Room 016. INOUYE, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB93 SD1 HD1
Recycled Water; Water Reuse Zones; County Agencies; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO REUSE ZONES.
Requires county agencies producing recycled water to establish water reuse zones within their service areas by January 1, 2024. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/23/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Martinez, Nakashima excused (2). INOUYE, AQUINO, GABBARD, MCKELVEY WAL, FIN  HB768
SB94 SD2 HD1
Special Activity Permit; Aquatic Research; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL ACTIVITY PERMITS.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to approve or deny an application for a special activity permit for aquatic research within ninety days from the date that it was submitted. Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds for the establishment of two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) positions within the Division of Aquatic Resources to support the special activity permit review process. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Pierick voting no (1) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). INOUYE, GABBARD, Dela Cruz WAL, FIN  HB769
SB99 SD1 HD1
HDOA; Meat and Poultry Inspection Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MEAT AND POULTRY INSPECTION.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish, implement, and administer a meat and poultry inspection program. Appropriates funds for the establishment, implementation, and administration of the program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). INOUYE, AQUINO, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Wakai AGR, 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI, KANUHA, Fevella, Kim, Richards EDN, JHA
SB106 SD2 HD2
DOH; DOE; Report; COVID-19; Schools
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Authorizes the Department of Health to require the Department of Education to report coronavirus disease 2019 potential outbreaks or other public health emergencies and related information in a manner most appropriate to public health and safety, as determined by the Department of Health. Repeals the requirement to publish the report on the Department of Education's website. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 KIDANI, KANUHA, Fevella, Kim, Richards HLT, EDN, FIN
SB107 SD1 HD1
Education; Board of Education; Chairperson
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Authorizes a majority of the members of the Board of Education to elect a chairperson from among the members of the Board. Allows the members to annually elect a chairperson upon the start of the next confirmed term for members. Removes the requirement that the chairperson be an at-large member. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/17/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 893). KIDANI, KANUHA, KIM, Fevella, Richards EDN, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA JHA
SB129 SD1 HD2
Department of Human Services; No Cost Emergency Shelter and Related Services; Minors; Consent; Providers
RELATING TO MINORS.
Requires providers of no cost emergency shelter and related services to take steps to ensure pertinent youth obtain and receive services from the juvenile justice or child welfare systems and maintain separation for unrelated adults and minor children. Makes permanent the amendments to the definition of "provider" as it relates to entities eligible to provide no cost emergency shelter and related services to consenting minors. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-23 at 04:30pm in Conference Room 309. CHANG, AQUINO, LEE, MCKELVEY, Inouye, Kidani, Richards HUS, JHA, FIN
SB130 SD1
Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act; Foreign Court; Family Court; Apostasy; Religion; Homosexuality; Capital Punishment; Application
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CHILD-CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT.
Allows state courts discretion to not enforce a child-custody determination of a foreign country if the child-custody law of the foreign country imposes capital punishment for apostasy, religious or political beliefs, or homosexuality, and a parent or child demonstrates risk of being subject to the law. Defines "apostasy". Takes effect 03/22/2075. (SD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- The committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. CHANG, MCKELVEY, Kidani JHA
SB139 SD2 HD1
HPHA; OHA; Study; Affordable Housing; State-Owned Lands; Mass Transit; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO IMPORTANT HOUSING LANDS.
Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a study identifying certain state-owned lands located within a one-half mile radius of any rail mass transit station, including lands owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and excluding lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, that are most suitable for constructing at least one hundred thousand housing units. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct the study, or contract services to conduct the study. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). CHANG, AQUINO, ELEFANTE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards HSG/WAL, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. CHANG, RHOADS, Shimabukuro JHA, FIN
SB154 SD1 HD1
Department of Education; School Meal Subsidy Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a School Meal Subsidy Program to provide school lunch subsidies to children whose families do not otherwise qualify for free lunch under the federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program, subject to income eligibility. Appropriates funds. Effective 3/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Pierick voting no (1) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). KEITH-AGARAN, AQUINO, DECOITE, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Richards, Shimabukuro, Wakai EDN, FIN  HB1462
SB155 SD1 HD1
University of Hawaii Maui College; Office of International and Regional Partnerships; Study Abroad; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii Maui college's office of international and regional partnerships for students to participate in study abroad programs. Requires reports to the Legislature. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/25/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 868). KEITH-AGARAN, DECOITE, MCKELVEY HET, FIN  HB844
SB156 SD1 HD1
Board of Education; Community Forums; Public Meetings; Oral Testimony
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Requires the Board of Education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one community forum in each county. Requires the Board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items. Requires a report to the Legislature on implementing open forums. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 KEITH-AGARAN, DECOITE, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Richards EDN, FIN  HB845
SB158 SD1
Deceptive Trade Practices; Shipping Charges; Delivery Charges; Consumer Commodities; Consumer Packages
RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
Establishes that charging shipping and delivery charges that exceed the actual cost charged to the seller to ship or deliver a consumer commodity or consumer package to a consumer in Hawaii constitutes an unfair and deceptive practice. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/10/2023- Re-referred to CPC/JHA, referral sheet 18 KEITH-AGARAN, KANUHA, KIM, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, WAKAI, Richards CPC/JHA  HB643
SB160
Blood Alcohol Concentration; Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.
Lowers the threshold blood alcohol concentration for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
(H) 3/9/2023- Referred to JHA, referral sheet 17 KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA  HB1469
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA HLT, CPC
SB164 SD2 HD1
Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program; Health Care Professionals; Health Professional Shortage Areas; University of Hawaii; John A. Burns School of Medicine; Department of Health; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program for health care professionals. Requires funds to be expended in coordination with the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Requires matching funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/26/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 3:30PM; Conference Room 329. SAN BUENAVENTURA HLT, FIN  HB661
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) LGO, WAL, FIN  HB146
SB197 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Fines; Noncandidate Committees; Independent Expenditures
RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.
Increases the amount of fines for campaign spending law violations that may be assessed against certain noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission 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 officers of the noncandidate committee, if the noncandidate committee does not have the funds to pay the fine. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB92
SB201 SD1 HD1
Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct; State and County Contractors; State and County Grantees; Campaign Contributions; Prohibitions
RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE AND COUNTY CONTRACTORS AND GRANTEES OF THE STATE.
Amends the prohibition against contributions to a candidate committee or noncandidate committee by state and county contractors to include state and county grantees and the owners, officers, and immediate family members of a state or county contractor or state or county grantee. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB96
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB104
SB221 SD1 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Victim Witness Assistance Program; Grant-In-Aid; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Victim Witness Assistance Program. Effective 06/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB120
SB222 SD1 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Career Criminal Prosecution Unit; Grant-In-Aid; Appropriation ($)
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB121
SB224 SD2 HD1
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Noise Pollution; County Ordinances; Civil Penalties
RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.
Allows for noise control infractions to be processed under the traffic and emergency period infractions adjudication process. Grants the district court concurrent jurisdiction over noise control infractions committed by minors. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/25/2023- Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-23 2:45PM; Conference Room 325. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA  HB123
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) 4/28/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KIDANI HUS, CPC, FIN  HB583
SB281 SD2 HD1
College Savings Program; Income Tax Deduction
RELATING TO THE COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
Establishes a state income tax deduction for eligible contributions made to a college savings program established under chapter 256, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 6/30/3000. Applies to taxable years beginning after an unspecified date. (HD1)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-23 at 4:30pm in Conference Room 309. DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani, Moriwaki, Richards, Wakai HET, FIN
SB284 SD2 HD1
Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Technology Services Consolidation Working Group; Kalanimoku Data Center; Data Centers; Information Technology; Procurement; Storage; Decommissioning
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Requires the technology services consolidation working group to, by 6/30/2024, decommission the office of enterprise technology services' data center located in the Kalanimoku building; relocate the entire office of enterprise technology services data center to an interim primary, secure, and resilient facility; and, by 6/30/2028, use cloud storage to securely store all state electronic data, with any cloud storage servers or other systems or hardware having their primary production system located within the State; provided that software-as-a-service solutions provided only outside the State are not subject to this restriction. Requires a report by the technology services consolidation working group. Extends to 6/30/2028 the dissolution date of the technology services consolidation working group. Establishes requirements for procurement contracts for information technology-related projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, MORIWAKI, Kidani LGO/HET, FIN
SB285 SD2 HD2
Department of Health; Wastewater Branch; Cesspool Conversion Section; Cesspools; New Wastewater System Demonstration Pilot Project; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.
Creates within the Department of Health's wastewater branch a cesspool conversion section, which will be responsible for facilitating the conversion of cesspools within the State. Establishes and appropriates funds for three full-time equivalent positions within the cesspool conversion section in fiscal years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 and three additional full-time equivalent positions within the section in fiscal year 2024-2025. Establishes a three-year New Wastewater System Demonstration Pilot Program within the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center to examine and demonstrate new wastewater technology systems; implement those technologies in demonstration projects in areas across the State that are identified as Priority Level 1; and establish a similar ranking system for prioritization levels for the islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Niihau. Requires the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center to submit reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, CHANG, FUKUNAGA, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Kim, Richards, Shimabukuro, Wakai EEP/WAL, CPC, FIN
SB287 SD1 HD1
Agricultural Districts; Condominium Property Regimes; Counties; Condominium Maps; Zoning
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
Authorizes counties to require their approval for condominium projects located in agricultural districts that are greater than ten acres prior to the creation of the condominium property regime. Requires a condominium map to be accompanied by a letter certifying that the condominium property regime will conform to the applicable County's zoning laws. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, MCKELVEY, Fukunaga, Kidani, Richards, Shimabukuro WAL/AGR, CPC
SB291 SD2 HD1
Governor; Budget-Related Reports; Program Memoranda; Variance Reports; Program Size Indicators; Effectiveness Measures; Reviews; Updates
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
Requires the Governor to ensure that the Governor's program memoranda and variance reports accurately reflect the current responsibilities of certain state programs, address the current and future needs of the State, and align with budget-related submittals. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ, CHANG, DECOITE, INOUYE, KANUHA, Moriwaki, Wakai LGO, FIN
SB292 SD2 HD1
Governor; Budget-Related Reports; Variance Reports; Program Size Indicators; Effectiveness Measures; Reviews; Updates
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
Requires the Governor to ensure that the Governor's variance reports accurately reflect the current responsibilities of certain state programs, address the current and future needs of the State, and align with budget-related submittals. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, DECOITE, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Moriwaki, Wakai LGO, FIN
SB293 SD2 HD1
Governor; Budget-Related Reports; Program Memoranda; Reviews; Updates
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
Requires the Governor to ensure that the Governor's program memoranda accurately reflect the current responsibilities of certain state programs, address the current and future needs of the State, and align with budget-related submittals. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, DECOITE, INOUYE, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki, Richards LGO, FIN
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards, Wakai HUS, FIN  HB330
SB296 SD2 HD1
Reports to Legislature; Governor; Principal Departments; Deadline; Streamlining; Consolidation
RELATING TO SUBMISSION DEADLINES.
Requires the Governor and state agencies to recommend a date by which statutorily required reports must be submitted to the Legislature, and to identify any reports that should not be subject to that uniform date and the reasons therefor. Requires the Governor to propose legislation to implement the proposed deadline and streamline existing reporting requirements by repealing or consolidating any duplicative, obsolete, or extraneous reports. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, MCKELVEY, Kim, Moriwaki, Richards, Wakai LMG, FIN
SB297 SD2 HD1
Grant-In-Aid; Land Transfer
RELATING TO GRANTS-IN-AID.
Requires organizations to obtain legislative approval prior to the disposition of land that was acquired using state grants, but only if the land was acquired after the enactment of this Act. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/20/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 915). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards, Wakai JHA, FIN
SB299 SD2 HD1
OHA; Proposed Budget; Governor; Judiciary; Legislature
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED SUBMISSIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE.
Authorizes the legislature, upon the agreement of form by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate, to specify the form in which the proposed budgets of the executive branch, judicial branch, and office of Hawaiian affairs are submitted to the legislature. Requires the executive branch, judicial branch, and office of Hawaiian affairs to conform no later than 12/1/2023. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, DECOITE, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki, Richards, Wakai LGO, FIN
SB300 SD2 HD1
Public Moneys; Land; Improvement
RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR LAND IMPROVEMENTS.
Requires generally that the expenditure of public moneys for any improvement to land not owned or leased by the State must be appropriated by the legislature for that specific purpose and include a declaration in the same act of the public purpose regarding the appropriation of the public moneys. Provides that any expenditure of public moneys for the improvement to land not owned or leased by the State and involving natural or cultural resource management or a state grant is unauthorized unless the expending agency approves a restrictive covenant that acknowledges the State's right to receive compensation for its expenditure if the improvement to the land is abandoned or not completed. Requires the recipient of the appropriation or grant to file and execute the restrictive covenant. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Kim, Richards, Wakai WAL, FIN
SB302 SD2 HD1
Technology Infrastructure Renovation Tax Credit; Reinstatement; Data Servers; Report
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Temporarily reinstates the technology infrastructure renovation tax credit. Expands the definition of "technology-enabled infrastructure" to include data servers. Requires a report from the department of taxation analyzing the tax implications for specified exemptions and exclusions from chapters 237 and 238, HRS. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, LEE, MCKELVEY, Ihara, Kidani, Moriwaki HET, FIN
SB303 SD1 HD1
Chapter 42F; Grants; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO THE FUNDING OF GRANTS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 42F, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Appropriates operating and capital improvement grants for fiscal year 2023-2024. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/17/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 891). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Richards, Wakai FIN
SB304 SD2 HD3
DLNR; Visitor Impact Fee; Report; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO VISITOR IMPACT FEES.
Effective 7/1/2025, establishes the visitor impact fee program within the department of land and natural resources, through which the department will collect a fee from visitors for a license to visit a state park, forest, hiking trail, or other state natural area. Establishes the visitor impact fee special fund effective 7/1/2023. Requires report to the legislature on strategic plan and timetable for objectives and implementation of the visitor impact fee program. Appropriates funds for the visitor impact fee strategic plan and positions for the visitor impact fee program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 5:00PM in conference room 229. DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, AWA, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards, Shimabukuro, Wakai TOU, WAL, FIN  HB1162
SB306 SD1 HD1
Administrative Rulemaking; Electronic Notice; Office of the Lieutenant Governor
RELATING TO PUBLIC INFORMATION.
Requires that prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of an administrative rule, electronic notice of the proposed rulemaking be provided to all persons who have made a timely written request to, and provided a valid working email address to, the adopting agency for advance notice of its rulemaking proceedings. Requires that alterations to administrative rules be displayed in Ramseyer format and the full text of rules be made available in a digitally accessible and searchable format. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Awa, Ihara, Kidani, Richards, Wakai LGO, FIN
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
SB316 HD2
Dogs; Agricultural Land; Liability; Penalty
RELATING TO DOGS.
Establishes additional penalties for dog owners whose dog injures or destroys property of another while on private property zoned for agricultural use without consent of the owner of the property. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/18/2023- Senate Conferees Appointed: Gabbard Chair; San Buenaventura Co-Chair; Richards. SAN BUENAVENTURA (Introduced by request of another party) AGR, JHA
SB318 SD2 HD1 CD1
DOH; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Pilot Program; Public Awareness Campaign; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
RELATING TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
Requires the Department of Health to establish and administer a three-year pilot program to implement a co-management system of care for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Appropriates funds for the pilot program and an annual public awareness campaign. (CD1)
(S) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA (Introduced by request of another party) HLT, FIN
SB340 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Rehabilitation; Housing Units; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for the rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, and repair of housing units without regard to civil service law. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). CHANG, AQUINO, ELEFANTE, FUKUNAGA, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Ihara, Kidani, Kim, Richards, Wakai HSG, FIN  HB614
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
SB353 SD2
Trespass; Public Land; Ownership; Enforcement
RELATING TO TRESPASS.
Clarifies that when trespass involves public land, all state and county law enforcement officers are authorized to and shall enforce trespass laws, without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or by a county. (SD2)
(H) 3/9/2023- Referred to JHA, referral sheet 17 RHOADS JHA  HB364
SB362 SD2 HD1
Conveyance Tax Rates and Exemptions; Homeless Services Fund; Land Conservation Fund; Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Allocations
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
Increases the conveyance tax rate for certain properties. Exempts conveyances of certain real property from the conveyance tax. Establishes the homeless services fund. Eliminates the cap on the amount of conveyance tax collections allocated to the land conservation fund and rental housing revolving fund. Allocates ten percent of conveyance tax collections to the homeless services fund. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Tam voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Alcos, Garcia, Pierick, Ward voting no (4) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). CHANG WAL, FIN  HB286
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
SB376 SD2 HD1
Environmental Protection; Seabed Mining; Permits; Prohibition
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Prohibits the mining, extraction, and removal of minerals from the seabed in all state marine waters. Prohibits the issuance of any permit for or in connection with the development or operation of any facility or infrastructure associated with the mining, extraction, or removal of minerals from the seabed within state marine waters. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). LEE, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Fukunaga, Moriwaki EEP, WAL, FIN  HB186
SB384 SD1 HD2
Persons with Disabilities; Parking Enforcement; Counties; Ordinances
RELATING TO ACCESS FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Authorizes each county to adopt ordinances to enforce the design and construction requirements for the provision of accessible parking spaces, including the establishment of penalties for failure to comply with the ordinance. Authorizes officials appointed by a county to enter the property of places of public accommodation to enforce violations of the county ordinances. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. LEE, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Shimabukuro HLT, JHA, FIN
SB388 HD1
Waste or Disposal Facilities; Landfills; Solid Waste; Hazardous Waste; Aquifers; Prohibition
RELATING TO WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES.
Prohibits the construction, modification, or expansion of any waste or disposal facility for hazardous waste or solid waste on land that is near or above a significant aquifer as determined by the Department of Health in consultation with the Commission on Water Resource Management. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/29/2023- The committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, AWA, CHANG, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Moriwaki, Wakai EEP/WAL, JHA
SB389 SD1 HD2
Equity; Universal Changing Accommodations; Place of Public Accommodation; State Building Construction; Family Restrooms
RELATING TO EQUITY.
Requires all places of public accommodation constructed after 12/31/23, and state building construction projects bid after 6/30/24, to provide one or more universal changing accommodations at each family restroom; provided that state building construction projects shall only be required to provide universal changing accommodations where feasible and cost effective. Provides exemptions for hardship. Makes a violation of the universal changing accommodations requirement an unlawful discriminatory practice. Creates a private cause of action for a violation, with defined remedies. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ, CHANG, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Keith-Agaran, Kidani LGO, JHA, FIN  HB1145
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards HLT, CPC
SB391 SD2 HD1
UH; Community Colleges; Workforce Development; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii community colleges' workforce development programs. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Pierick voting no (1) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Elefante, Kidani, Richards, Wakai HET, FIN
SB393 SD1 HD3
Pre-litigation Mediation Pilot Program; Landlord; Tenant; Judiciary; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Emergency Rent Relief Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
Establishes and appropriates funds for a pre-litigation mediation pilot program. Requires landlords to participate in mediation before filing an action for summary possession. Creates and appropriates funds for an emergency rent relief program to be made available to participants in the pre-litigation mediation pilot program. Sunsets 6/30/2025. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ (Introduced by request of another party) HSG, CPC, FIN
SB395 SD1 HD1
Residential Real Property; Mandatory Disclosure; United States Postal Service Delivery
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
Requires a seller or its agent in a residential real property transaction to disclose to prospective buyers that the United States Postal Service is unable to deliver mail or packages to the location of the residential real property being offered for sale. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, MCKELVEY, RHOADS HSG, CPC
SB397 SD2 HD1
Medicaid; Reimbursements; Medicare Fee Schedule Rates; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL MEDICAID SERVICES.
Appropriates funds to increase medicaid payments to eligible health care providers in the State up to one hundred per cent of the current medicare fee schedule rates. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-23 at 04:40pm in Conference Room 329. SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS HUS/HLT, FIN  HB1367
SB403 SD1 HD1
Black Coral; Hawaii State Gem; Repeal
RELATING TO CORAL.
Repeals the designation of black coral as the official gem of the State. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). SAN BUENAVENTURA, Keohokalole CAI, JHA
SB404 SD2 HD2 CD1
Hospital Sustainability Program; Hospital Sustainability Fee; Hospital Trade Association; DHS; Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 4/18/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Ihara, Wakai HUS, JHA
SB409 SD1 HD1
Department of Land and Natural Resources; Fire Prevention; Community Fuels Reduction Project; Budget; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the Community Fuels Reduction Project. Beginning with fiscal year 2025-2026 and each fiscal year thereafter, requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish the Community Fuels Reduction Project as a separate line item within the Department's budget. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). SHIMABUKURO, AQUINO, CHANG, FUKUNAGA, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kanuha, Kidani WAL/EEP, FIN  HB285
SB410 SD1 HD2 CD1
Driver's Record; Public Record; Expungement; Judiciary
RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.
Requires the court to automatically seal or remove from the judiciary's publicly accessible databases any information relevant to the arrest or case of a person for whom an expungement order has been entered and transmitted to the court. Effective 7/1/2025. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SHIMABUKURO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Wakai CPC, JHA  HB301
SB415 SD2 HD2
Wages; Timely Payment; General Contractors; Subcontractors; Liability
RELATING TO WAGES.
Makes general contractors entering into or under contracts in the State for work on buildings, structures, or other private construction works liable for debt incurred by subcontractors for wages due to claimants, including interest owed, for performance of labor in the contract between the general contractor and owner. (HD2)
(S) 6/1/2023- Act 047, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147). RHOADS LGO, JHA  HB167
SB419 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Carbon Smart Land Management Assistance Pilot Program; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Carbon Sequestration; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CARBON SEQUESTRATION.
Appropriates funds for the Hawaii carbon smart land management assistance pilot program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 GABBARD, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Fukunaga EEP, FIN  HB188
SB420 SD2 HD1
Sustainable Food Systems Working Group; Department of Agriculture; Interagency Food Systems Plan; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
Establishes the sustainable food systems working group within the department of agriculture. Requires the working group to submit a plan, any recommendations for implementing the plan, and any proposed legislation to the legislature. Appropriates funds to establish the working group and develop the plan and for an unspecified number of sustainability specialist positions to be employed by the department of agriculture. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Pierick voting no (1) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). GABBARD, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Awa, Ihara, Keohokalole, Richards, Wakai AGR, FIN  HB308
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
SB426 SD2 HD2
Cesspools; Mandatory Upgrade, Conversion, or Connection; Cesspool Conversion Working Group; Prioritization
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
Requires priority level 1 cesspools to be upgraded, converted, or connected before 1/1/2035, with certain exceptions, and priority level 2 cesspools to be upgraded, converted, or connected before 1/1/2040, rather than before 1/1/2050. Specifies that no penalty or other assessment for any violation shall constitute a lien on the real property and no seizure of property shall be authorized for any violation. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Garcia voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). GABBARD, CHANG, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MORIWAKI, SHIMABUKURO, McKelvey, Wakai EEP/WAL, CPC, FIN  HB181
SB430 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Farm to Food Bank Program; Hawaii Food Assistance Program; Special Fund; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO FOOD BANK PROGRAM.
Establishes the Hawaii Farm to Food Bank Program and Hawaii food assistance program special fund to alleviate food shortages in the State. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30pm; Conference Room 309. GABBARD, AWA, CHANG, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki AGR, FIN
SB434 SD1 HD1
Insurance; Captive Insurance; Examination Exemption; Insurance Commissioner; Participants; Protected Cells
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires sponsored captive insurance companies to maintain separate protected cells for separate participant contracts. Authorizes captive insurance companies to apply for an exemption from examination from the insurance commissioner; provided that certain conditions are met. Requires protected cells established by sponsored captive insurance companies to be approved by the insurance commissioner. Authorizes sponsored captive insurance companies to establish and maintain protected cells to insure risks of parties unaffiliated with a participant under certain circumstances. Requires a participant, through a sponsored captive insurance company, to insure only risks approved by the insurance commissioner. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/29/2023- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. KEOHOKALOLE, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY CPC, FIN
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
SB445 SD2 HD2
Pollution; Penalties; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO POLLUTION ABATEMENT.
Increases civil penalties for the violation of various pollution provisions. Establishes and appropriates funds for an environmental health specialist position within the clean water branch of the department of health. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Keith-Agaran, Moriwaki, Wakai EEP, JHA, FIN
SB449 SD2 HD2
DBEDT; Governor; Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture; Appropriation; Reports ($)
RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
Appropriates funds to the department of business, economic development, and tourism for the governor to plan and coordinate the festival of pacific arts and culture to be held in Honolulu from 6/6/2024 to 6/16/2024. Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to submit, prior to the release of the funds appropriated by this Act, a report detailing how previous state funds that were appropriated for the festival were expended and, no later than twenty days prior to each regular session until the funds appropriated by this Act are fully expended or lapse, a report on the governor's festival expenses for the preceding year. Dissolves the commission on the 13th festival of pacific arts. Assigns to the governor the duties for planning and coordinating all state-sponsored and other celebration events staged for the festival of pacific arts and culture. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/24/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 840). KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Wakai CAI, FIN  HB394
SB458 SD2 HD3
Geothermal Resources; Royalties; Geothermal Energy Resources Development Special Fund; DLNR; DBEDT; Hawaii State Energy Office; OHA; Reports
RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL ROYALTIES.
Establishes the geothermal energy resources development special fund. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. Redistributes geothermal royalties to the counties for specific purposes, geothermal energy resources development special fund, department of land and natural resources, and office of Hawaiian affairs. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(H) 4/13/2023- Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 888). WAKAI, CHANG, Fukunaga, Kidani, Shimabukuro EEP/WAL, CPC, FIN
SB459 SD2 HD1
Hydrogen Fueling System Subaccount; Zero-Emission Vehicle Fueling System Rebate Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE HYDROGEN FUELING SYSTEM SUBACCOUNT.
Appropriates funds from the Hydrogen Fueling System Subaccount within the Public Utilities Commission Special Fund for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Fueling System Rebate Program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. WAKAI EEP, CPC, FIN
SB460 SD1 HD1
Food Security; Food Banks; Office of Community Services; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Emergency Food Assistance Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FOOD BANKS.
Appropriates funds to the Office of Community Services of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to fund the purchase, storage, and transportation costs of food for distribution to food banks in the State. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). WAKAI, CHANG, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani, Moriwaki HUS, FIN
SB463 SD2 HD1
Subdivisions; Approval Conditions; County Ordinance; Condominium Property Regimes; Condominium Maps; Street Addresses; Mailboxes
RELATING TO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT.
Requires each county to adopt, no later than 6/30/2024, ordinances applicable to subdivisions not approved by 7/1/2024, requiring as a condition of approval, the subdivider or developer to obtain a street address and install a mailbox for lots, parcels, structures, or units of a structure within certain subdivisions before the sale or lease thereof. Requires condominium maps recorded in the Bureau of Conveyances or registered in the Land Court after 6/30/2024, to include a mailbox plan for the condominium property regime, showing the location of all mailboxes for all units in the regime. Requires, prior to the sale of residential real property, the disclosure as to the existence of a United States Postal Service deliverable mailbox for the property. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). SAN BUENAVENTURA, MCKELVEY, RHOADS 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SHIMABUKURO, CHANG, INOUYE HLT, CPC
SB477 SD1 HD1
PUC; Deadlines; Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition, or Other Change of Control; Applications; Report
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Requires the public utilities commission to make every effort to complete its review for a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or other change of control and issue a decision within nine months or twelve months from the date of a completed application. Requires the public utilities commission to establish standards for deeming an application complete. Specifies the process for objections and amendments to submitted applications. Allows for waiver or extension of the applicable time period. Requires the public utilities commission to submit a report to the legislature if those timelines are not met. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). KEOHOKALOLE CPC  HB370
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB383
SB485 SD1
Judiciary Package; District Court Judges; First Circuit
RELATING TO JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT.
Establishes 1 additional district court judgeship in the First Circuit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/17/2023- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cochran excused (1). KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JHA, FIN  HB385
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
SB494 SD2 HD1
Vacant and Abandoned Properties; Counties; Expedited Permits; Tax Liens; DOTAX; Nonjudicial Foreclosure; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
Requires the counties to establish expedited procedures to approve demolition permits for vacant residential properties. Allows the Department of Taxation to satisfy certain tax liens through the nonjudicial foreclosure of vacant and abandoned residential properties at any time after establishing vacancy and abandonment. Appropriates moneys. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). ELEFANTE, AQUINO, Wakai JHA, FIN
SB497 SD1 HD1 CD1
Oversized Commercial Vehicles; Left Lane; Prohibition
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.
Prohibits certain oversized commercial vehicles from driving in the far left lane on roadways with three or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, subject to certain exceptions. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. ELEFANTE, LEE, Inouye JHA
SB500 SD1 HD2
UH; Mental Health Practitioners; Division of Student Success; Counseling and Student Development Center ($)
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to establish additional permanent mental health practitioner positions within the Division of Student Success' Counseling and Student Development Center. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. ELEFANTE, AQUINO, KANUHA, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, Fukunaga, Ihara, Wakai HET, FIN
SB504 SD1 HD3
PFAS; Food Packaging; Food Service Ware; Cosmetics; Personal Care Products; Prohibition
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, distribution for sale, and distribution for use of any food packaging, food service ware, cosmetic, or personal care product that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, with certain exceptions. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD3)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. GABBARD, CHANG, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Keith-Agaran EEP, CPC, FIN  HB748
SB511 SD1 HD1
University of Hawaii; Foreign Agriculture Small Equipment; Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). GABBARD, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Shimabukuro AGR, FIN
SB516 SD1 HD2 CD1
Hemp Producers; Commercial Hemp Production; Labeling; Advertising; Hawaii-Grown Hemp; Hawaii-Processed Hemp
RELATING TO HEMP.
Requires that the identity statement used for labeling or advertising hemp products identify the percentage of Hawaii-grown and Hawaii-processed hemp and hemp of other origins contained in hemp products. Allows the use of the term "All Hawaiian" for hemp products in which one hundred per cent of the hemp is grown and processed in the State. (CD1)
(H) 5/2/2023- Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 993). GABBARD, CHANG, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran AGR, CPC  HB1424
SB520 SD2 HD1
Leeward Community College; University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources; Farm Succession Pilot Program; DOA; Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes the Farm Succession Pilot Program under Leeward Community College in collaboration with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the pilot program and for the Department of Agriculture's Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). GABBARD, AWA, CHANG, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, San Buenaventura, Wakai AGR, FIN
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
SB576 SD3 HD1
Department of Accounting and General Services; Government; Comptroller; Travel Reports; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Requires reports of official out-of-state and intrastate travel by state employees, officers, or other representatives of state departments or agencies, including the judiciary and University of Hawaii, to be made available for public review on the Comptroller's website. Creates an exception for sensitive personal information. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). KANUHA LGO, FIN
SB586 SD2 HD1
Mufflers; Exhaust System; Motorcycle; Moped; Motor Vehicle; Certificate of Inspection; Motor Vehicle Repair; Penalties
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Conditions the issuance of a certificate of inspection upon a vehicle not being equipped with a noisy muffler or exhaust system. Requires rules regarding safety check inspections to ensure that a motorcycle, moped, or motor vehicle is not equipped with a noisy muffler or exhaust system. Suspends, revokes, or refuses renewal of a permit for an official inspection station upon a third or subsequent wilful violation of any rule regarding inspecting a noisy muffler or exhaust system. Increases the maximum fine for violating noisy muffler and exhaust system laws. Includes repairing or installing a noisy muffler or exhaust system as a prohibited practice for motor vehicle repair laws. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Wakai JHA  HB468
SB587 SD2 HD1
Noisy Exhaust Pipes and Mufflers; Fine Increase; Probable Cause; Police Officer
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Increases the fines for violating provisions relating to the installation of noisy exhaust pipes and mufflers. Authorizes police officers to conduct examinations and inspections if the officer has probable cause to believe that a vehicle's excessively noisy muffler is evidence of a violation. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Elefante, Ihara, Kidani, Wakai JHA
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. MORIWAKI, CHANG, KIM, RHOADS, McKelvey, Wakai TRN, FIN  HB471
SB591 SD1
Illegal Gambling Businesses; Prohibited
RELATING TO GAMBLING.
Establishes the operation of an illegal gambling business as a class C felony. Takes effect 03/22/2075. (SD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- The committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. MORIWAKI, AQUINO, CHANG, Dela Cruz, Ihara, Kidani JHA  HB375
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA CPC  HB659
SB627 HD2
Elections; Campaign Finance; Use of Campaign Funds; Child Care; Vital Household Dependent Care
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Allows an election candidate, treasurer, or candidate committee to use campaign funds for the candidate's child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/27/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 1:45PM; Conference Room 325. KIM, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Ihara JHA, FIN  HB555
SB629 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Tourism Authority; Contracts; Marketing; Hawaii Convention Center; Authority; Powers
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Requires contracts entered into by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for management of the Hawaii Convention Center facility to include marketing for all uses of the facility. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 at 4:45 PM; Conference Room 225. KIM, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Kidani TOU, FIN  HB229
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
SB646 SD1 HD1
Ornamental Ginger; Pathogens; Research and Prevention; UH; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO ORNAMENTAL GINGER.
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for statewide research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens, production and distribution of pathogen-free ornamental ginger plants, and outreach to ornamental ginger producers. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/29/2023- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. GABBARD, MCKELVEY, Keith-Agaran AGR, FIN  HB306
SB652 SD1 HD1
Invasive Species; Control and Mitigation; Two-lined Spittlebug; Feral Chickens and Pigs; Pilot Program; Department of Agriculture; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture to mitigate and control infestations of the two-lined spittlebug, undertake recovery efforts for lands damaged by the two-lined spittlebug, and establish a five-year pilot program to mitigate and control the significant increase in the population of feral chickens and pigs throughout the State. Requires reports to the Legislature. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309. GABBARD, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Inouye, Keith-Agaran AGR, FIN
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
SB660 SD2 HD1
HDOA; Healthy Soils Program; Carbon Sequestration; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes the Healthy Soils Program within the Department of Agriculture. Appropriates funds. Requires an annual report to the Legislature. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). GABBARD AGR, FIN
SB667 SD2 HD1
Nonprofit Organizations; GET; Fundraising; Exemption; Unrelated Trade or Business Activities
RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
Clarifies the application of the general excise tax law with regard to gross income derived from unrelated trade or business activities of nonprofit organizations. Effective 6/30/3000. Sunsets 12/31/2028. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309. SAN BUENAVENTURA, DECOITE, MCKELVEY ECD, CPC, FIN
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) 4/18/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA, KEITH-AGARAN, Inouye, Keohokalole, Wakai HLT, CPC, FIN  HB666
SB682 SD1 HD2
Animal Fur Products; Trade; Prohibition; Department of Land and Natural Resources
RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.
Prohibits the sale, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or distribution of certain animal fur products in the State. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KEOHOKALOLE, CHANG, DECOITE, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Kim EEP, CPC  HB194
SB693 SD1 HD2
Auditor; Impact Study; Insurance Coverage; Pharmacists; Reimbursement; Report; Appropriation
RELATING TO PHARMACISTS.
Requires the auditor to conduct an assessment on the social and financial impacts of mandating health insurance coverage for care provided by a participating registered pharmacist practicing within the scope of the pharmacist's license. Requires a report to the legislature before the 2024 regular session. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/24/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 840). LEE HLT, CPC, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. RICHARDS, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, Fukunaga, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, McKelvey LGO, CPC, FIN  HB57
SB699 SD2 HD1
State Capitol Tours; Governor; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
Establishes a state capitol tours program within the office of the governor. Establishes two full-time equivalent positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/20/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 915). KIM, CHANG, ELEFANTE, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, MCKELVEY, Keohokalole, San Buenaventura LMG, FIN
SB710 SD2 HD1
UH; Windward Community College; Education; Incarcerated Women; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INCARCERATED WOMEN.
Appropriates moneys for an education and reentry program for incarcerated women. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 WAKAI, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara CMV, FIN  HB1129
SB711 SD2 HD1
Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice; Corrections; Inmates; Programming; Gender Parity; Study; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO GENDER PARITY IN PROGRAMS FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN.
Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice as a grant to conduct a study of all programming offered to persons incarcerated at correctional facilities and convene a group of incarcerated women for the purpose of identifying gaps in programming offered to female inmates. Requires that the study be submitted to the Legislature by 6/30/2024. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/29/2023- The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. WAKAI, CHANG, DECOITE, MCKELVEY, Inouye, Keith-Agaran CMV, FIN  HB1131
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. WAKAI, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, Awa, Elefante, Keith-Agaran CMV, FIN  HB1130
SB717 SD1 HD1
Alcohol; Beer; Liquor Tax Law; Liquor Law; Brewpubs
RELATING TO ALCOHOL.
Expands the definition of "beer" under the liquor tax laws and liquor laws to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume obtained by fermentation of any infusion or decoction of malt or any substitute, including alcohol seltzer beverages and excluding sake, cooler beverages, and other distilled products. Authorizes brewpubs to sell beer they manufacture, or beer manufactured on their premises, subject to certain conditions. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/27/2023- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 888). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Dela Cruz, Wakai CPC  HB374
SB722 SD2 HD1
Workforce Safety and Health Special Fund; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH.
Establishes the workforce safety and health special fund. Directs certain fees and penalties to be deposited into the special fund. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). MORIWAKI, CHANG, MCKELVEY LGO, FIN
SB724 SD2 HD1
DHRD; Technology Resources; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
Appropriates funds for the enhancement of technology resources for the Department of Human Resources Development and for positions in the Department. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/16/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Perruso excused (1). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KEOHOKALOLE, RHOADS, Wakai LGO, FIN
SB725 SD2 HD2
DHRD; Teleworking; Telework Monitoring System; Pilot; Annual Report; Manager Training; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TELEWORKING.
Requires and appropriates moneys for the department of human resources development to submit an annual report to the legislature on the telework policies of the executive branch. Establishes requirements for a pilot telework monitoring system to assess the productivity of telework employees. Appropriates funds for the annual report, pilot telework monitoring system, positions to manage the pilot telework monitoring system, and manager training. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). MORIWAKI, CHANG, SHIMABUKURO, WAKAI, Ihara LGO, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. MORIWAKI HSG, CPC, FIN  HB1161
SB730 SD2 HD1
Fishponds; Restocking; Restoration; DLNR; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO FISHPONDS.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to restore and restock fishponds by providing fingerlings and limu and establishing one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) aquaculture coordinator biologist VI position. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). INOUYE, AQUINO, AWA, DECOITE, FEVELLA, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani WAL, FIN  HB765
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA, AQUINO, AWA, DECOITE, FEVELLA, INOUYE, KEOHOKALOLE, LEE, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani CAI, FIN
SB735 SD1 HD2
Water Rights; Commercial Kalo Farming; Native Hawaiian Practices; Exemptions
RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF WATER RIGHTS.
Exempts the instream use of water for commercial kalo cultivation conducted in a manner consistent with traditional and customary Native Hawaiian practices and on traditional kalo lands from the existing process for the disposition of water rights. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/27/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 9:45AM in conference room 229. INOUYE, AQUINO, AWA, DECOITE, FEVELLA, KANUHA, KEOHOKALOLE, Kidani WAL, JHA, FIN  HB621
SB738 SD2 HD1
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Lease Awards; Successorship Claims
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
Authorizes the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to administer a lease award program for beneficiaries on the homestead lease waiting list who are at least sixty years old or terminally ill, under certain conditions. Authorizes qualified successors of certain beneficiaries on the waiting list who died before receiving a lease to file a claim for a lease award within a certain time. Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to adopt rules by a certain date. Effective 3/22/2075. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). SHIMABUKURO, AQUINO, AWA, FEVELLA, INOUYE, MCKELVEY, Kidani JHA, 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) 4/19/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, ELEFANTE, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB744 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Invasive Species Council; Administrative Rules; Coffee Leaf Rust
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Requires the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to classify the fungal pathogen that causes coffee leaf rust as an invasive species in its administrative rules and to direct available funding for mitigation efforts, research, and prevention or control actions for coffee leaf rust. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309 KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Awa, Dela Cruz, Elefante, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, FIN
SB745 SD1 HD2
Roasted Coffee; False Labeling; Fines; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Extends the offense of false labeling of Hawai‘i-grown coffee to include roasted coffee. Imposes a mandatory $10,000 fine for each separate offense of false labeling of Hawai‘i-grown coffee. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) enforcement position. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). KANUHA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Awa, Elefante, Keohokalole, Kidani, Kim AGR, CPC, 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, Dela Cruz, Keohokalole, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro, Wakai AGR, CPC  HB559
SB752 SD1 HD1
Department of Accounting and General Services; Comptroller; State Office Buildings; Telecommunications; Accessibility; Legislative Hearings; Report
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
Requires the comptroller to identify state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow certain residents, including residents with disabilities, to participate remotely in legislative hearings. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kitagawa excused (1). KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, FUKUNAGA, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RICHARDS, SHIMABUKURO, Ihara, Kidani, Wakai HET, FIN
SB753 SD2 HD1
Ally's Law; The Restroom Access Act; Retail Establishments; Customer Access to Employee Toilet Facilities; Eligible Medical Condition
RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
Requires retail establishments with an employee toilet facility to allow a customer suffering from an eligible medical condition to use that restroom during normal business hours under certain conditions. Establishes fines. Effective 12/31/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/21/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Garcia voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1). KANUHA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, LEE, Moriwaki JHA, CPC
SB755 SD2 HD1
Disabled Individuals; Developmental Disabilities; Intellectual Disabilities; Health Disparities; Health Equity; State Council on Developmental Disabilities; Report; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO DISABILITY HEALTH DISPARITY.
Requires the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2025 focused on the health disparities experienced by persons in the State with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/23/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Martinez, Nakashima excused (2). KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Ihara, Kidani, Wakai HLT, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Awa, Shimabukuro, Wakai HLT, FIN
SB763 SD2 HD2
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Affordable Housing; State Fees; County Fees; Qualified Residents
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Temporarily exempts affordable housing projects under certain circumstances from specific state and county fees and exactions related to discretionary approval or ministerial permitting, except fees and costs payable to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and the rates and fees of the various boards of water supply. Repeals 6/30/2028. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Hussey-Burdick voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kapela voting no (1) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). KANUHA, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Moriwaki, Wakai HSG, JHA, 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KANUHA HSG, CPC, FIN  HB1236
SB775 SD1 HD2
Hunting Guides; Private Land; Annual Reports; DLNR; Written Permission
RELATING TO HUNTING GUIDES.
Requires hunting guides who take their clients to hunt on private lands to first obtain written permission from the owner, occupier, holder, or duly appointed agent of the private land, where appropriate. Requires hunting guides to provide copies of the written permissions and other information as part of their annual reports to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/18/2023- Senate Conferees Appointed: Inouye Chair; Gabbard Co-Chair; Elefante. DECOITE, AQUINO, CHANG, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, RHOADS, Awa, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Richards, Shimabukuro, Wakai WAL, JHA
SB781 SD2 HD2
Solar Distributed Energy Resource Systems; Online Building Permitting Tools; Work on Certain Structures; Professional Engineer, Architect, Surveyor, and Landscape Architects; Licensure Exemption
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Requires government entities in the State that issue building permits to implement SolarAPP+ or a functionally equivalent online automated permitting platform that verifies code compliance and issues permits to licensed contractors for solar distributed energy resource systems in real time by 1/1/2024. Requires government entities in the State that issue building permits in territories served by an investor-owned electric utility to adopt self-certification for residential and commercial on-site solar distributed energy resource systems that are not SolarAPP+ compatible. Makes the professional engineers, architects, surveyors, and landscape architects licensure law inapplicable to work with respect to residential distributed energy resource systems. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/28/2023- Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309. DECOITE, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Wakai EEP/WAL, CPC, FIN  HB195
SB782 SD2 HD1
HDOA; Taro Farmers; Grants; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TARO.
Establishes and appropriates funds for a grant program in the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to taro farmers in meeting the costs of cultivating taro for consumption. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/28/2023- Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30pm; Conference Room 309. DECOITE, AQUINO, AWA, CHANG, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, RICHARDS, Fukunaga, Kidani, Wakai AGR, FIN  HB275
SB784 SD1 HD2
Airlines; Subsidy; Pilot Program; Molokai Airport; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AIRLINES.
Requires the department of transportation to establish and implement a two-year airline subsidy pilot program at Molokai airport to assist airlines in offsetting the costs of operation. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 7/1/2025. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/20/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 915). DECOITE, CHANG, INOUYE, KANUHA, MCKELVEY, Elefante, Keohokalole, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro, Wakai TRN, JHA, FIN
SB786 SD1 HD2
Hiking Trails; Search and Rescue; Trespassing; Reimbursement; Signage
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
Requires government entities to seek reimbursement for all or a portion of search or rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after leaving a hiking trail to enter an area closed to the public or hiking on a trail closed to the public, and there is a sign giving notice of the closure. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/26/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 985). DECOITE, AQUINO, AWA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, WAKAI, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Shimabukuro WAL, JHA, FIN
SB795 SD2 HD1
Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit; Compliance; Cure
RELATING TO TAXES.
Requires productions to provide evidence of reasonable efforts to comply with all applicable requirements to qualify for the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit. Requires taxpayers be given notice of and an opportunity to cure requirements for the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit within thirty days of receiving the notice. Takes effect 1/6/2050. (HD1)
(H) 4/20/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 915). DECOITE ECD, FIN  HB1314
SB797 SD1 HD2
Time Share Plans; Disclosure Statement; Primary Plan Documents; Supplementary Plan Documents; Material Liens; Title Defects; Encumbrances; Contracted Private Consultant
RELATING TO TIME SHARING PLANS.
Specifies that primary plan documents be listed in the public disclosure statement of a time share plan. Specifies when supplementary plan documents are to be considered primary plan documents subject to disclosure. 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 review of encumbrances by a contracted private consultant shall be waived upon the certification from the developer that the developer reviewed all encumbrances on title and determined that the time share interest is free and clear of blanket liens or that identifies all blanket liens. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(S) 4/21/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 829). DECOITE TOU, CPC  HB11
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DECOITE TOU, CPC  HB13
SB801 SD2 HD1
Qualified Internship Tax Credit; Work-based Learning; DOTAX; DLIR; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO QUALIFIED INTERNSHIPS TAX CREDIT.
Establishes a qualified internship income tax credit for employers of qualified interns. Establishes an application and certification process for the tax credit, to be administered by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Requires reports to the Legislature from the Department of Taxation and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DECOITE (Introduced by request of another party) ECD, FIN
SB809 SD2 HD1
Department of Transportation; Electric Mobility Rebate Program; Electric Mobility Special Fund; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Repeals the electric bicycle and electric moped rebate program and electric bicycle and electric moped subaccount of the highway development special fund. Establishes the electric mobility rebate program and electric mobility special fund. Appropriates moneys. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/23/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Martinez, Nakashima excused (2). LEE TRN, FIN
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) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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 ($)
RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.
Beginning in 2026 and every three years thereafter, requires the Judiciary to conduct a study on interpreter fees. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
(S) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. INOUYE, AQUINO, CHANG, ELEFANTE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, MCKELVEY, RHOADS JHA, FIN  HB219
SB814 SD2 HD2 CD1
Electronic Information Technology; Accessibility; Multilingual; Limited English Proficiency; Standards; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Office of Language Access; Working Group; Procurement; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. RHOADS, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Inouye LGO, FIN
SB818 SD1 HD2
Agribusiness Development Corporation; Department of Agriculture; Aquaculture Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
Transfers the business, processing, distribution, and marketing functions of the Aquaculture Program from the Department of Agriculture to the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Appropriates moneys. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 4/18/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 904). DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, SHIMABUKURO, Kidani, Wakai AGR, WAL, FIN
SB821 SD1 HD2 CD1
Illegal Fireworks Task Force; DLE; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ, CHANG, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KEOHOKALOLE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Elefante, Kidani, Kim, Wakai JHA, FIN
SB823 SD2 HD1
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, times, and roadways to be covered under the exemption. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/30/2023- The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. DELA CRUZ, AWA, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani TRN, CPC  HB704
SB824 SD2 HD1
DOT; Mooring Lines; Stevedoring Company; Harbors
RELATING TO MOORING LINES.
Requires the securing of mooring lines from vessels requiring tug assistance to be manned by an existing, operational stevedoring company that is operating within the State, except the securing of mooring lines from vessels for purposes of shipyard or boatyard operations necessary for vessel drydocking, hauling, launching, or shifting used in conjunction with other shipyard or boatyard operations. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/30/2023- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Tuesday 04-04-23 2:00PM in conference room 329 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE. DELA CRUZ, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Awa, Kidani TRN, CPC  HB714
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ EDN, FIN  HB942
SB831 HD2
Department of Agriculture; Statutory Powers; Property Ownership
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Authorizes the department of agriculture to acquire property for immediate or future use. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ WAL, AGR, FIN
SB832 SD2 HD1
DOE; School Facilities Authority; Powers; Land Transfer; City and County of Honolulu
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Authorizes the counties to transfer land to the School Facilities Authority. Exempts the School Facilities Authority from certain assessments and taxes. Authorizes state and county agencies to render services to the School Facilities Authority upon request. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to engage in commercial enterprise activities for the purpose of revenue generation. Authorizes the School Facilities Authority to contract to manage leasing and management of housing projects. Establishes a deadline for the transfer of properties to the Department of Education from the City and County of Honolulu required by Act 206, SLH 2017, as amended by Act 272, SLH 2019. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/23/2023- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Martinez, Nakashima excused (2). DELA CRUZ WAL, EDN, FIN
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. DELA CRUZ WAL, JHA, FIN
SB839 SD2 HD2
PUC; Renewable Energy; Hawaii Electricity Reliability Administrator Special Fund; Public Utilities Commission Special Fund; Carryover Balance; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Establishes the Hawaii electricity reliability administrator special fund. Increases the carryover balance of the public utilities commission special fund to $3,000,000 and transfers a portion of that balance to the Hawaii electricity reliability administrator special fund. Appropriates funds into and out of the special fund. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Garcia, Hussey-Burdick voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). DELA CRUZ EEP, CPC, FIN  HB588
SB844 SD2 HD1
Special Number Plates; Malama Puuloa; Motor Vehicles
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
Authorizes the issuance of special number plates to commemorate Malama Puuloa. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(S) 4/24/2023- Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 840). AQUINO CAI, FIN
SB855 SD1 HD2 CD1
Condominiums; Budgets; Fire Safety Equipment; Fire Safety Installation; Replacement Reserves Assessments Study
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM RESERVE REQUIREMENTS.
Authorizes a condominium association to provide a summary of the required information in its budget. Authorizes a condominium association's reserve study to forecast a loan or special assessment to fund life safety equipment or installations for any building located in a county with a population greater than five hundred thousand. Authorizes a condominium association to use a third party to conduct a reserves study on behalf of the condominium. Clarifies the information to be included in the description of how the estimated replacement reserves assessments are computed. (CD1)
(S) 5/3/2023- Enrolled to Governor. FUKUNAGA, CHANG, MORIWAKI, RHOADS CPC, FIN  HB803
SB865 SD2 HD1 CD1
HCDA; Affordable Housing; Ninety-Nine Year Leasehold Program; Positions; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. CHANG, AQUINO, KEOHOKALOLE, Kidani HSG/WAL, FIN
SB866 SD1 HD1
Hawaii Housing and Finance Development Corporation; Rental Housing Projects; Affordable Housing; General Excise Tax Exemption; Prevailing Wages
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Authorizes the counties to promote certain labor standards through zoning ordinances. Includes off-site construction of a public work project for purposes of the State's prevailing wage requirements. Allows certain affordable rental housing projects to receive a waiver of county property taxes and various county development fees. Requires that all orders from the governor to set aside public lands for the development of affordable housing projects contain a provision that the construction of the development be subject to the State's prevailing wage requirements. Amends the limit on the type of costs eligible for exemption from the general excise tax for development of affordable rental housing approved or certified by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/22/2023- Re-referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 23 CHANG, AQUINO, MCKELVEY, Kidani HSG, 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) 4/21/2023- Enrolled to Governor. CHANG, LEE, Elefante, Kidani JHA
SB879 SD1 HD1
Unemployment Insurance Division; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
Appropriates funds for the retention of employees of the unemployment insurance division of the department of labor and industrial relations. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/16/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Perruso excused (1). MORIWAKI, CHANG, KANUHA, LEE, MCKELVEY, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO LGO, FIN
SB894 SD2 HD2 CD1
Office of Wellness and Resilience; Advisory Board; Traumainformed Care Task Force; Office of the Governor; DHS
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE.
Transfers the Office of Wellness and Resilience from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Human Services on 7/1/2025. Extends the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force dissolution date to 6/30/2025 and establishes the Task Force as an advisory board to the Office of Wellness and Resilience until its dissolution. Reconstitutes the membership of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force into a permanent advisory board to the Office of Wellness and Resilience to be called the Wellness and Resilience Advisory Board. Effective 1/1/2024. (CD1)
(S) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. SAN BUENAVENTURA, MCKELVEY, Keith-Agaran HUS/HLT, FIN  HB487
SB898 SD2 HD1 CD1
HPHA; State Rent Supplement Program for Kupuna; Reports; Appropriation; Expenditure Ceiling ($)
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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 4/21/2023- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 831). RHOADS, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN JHA  HB751
SB917 SD3 HD1
State Constitutional Amendment; Freedom of Speech; Monetary Expenditures to Influence Elections (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/20/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Alcos, Matsumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Pierick, Ward voting no (3) and Representative(s) Cochran, Gates, Lowen excused (3). RHOADS, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN JHA, FIN
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
SB924 SD2 HD1
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction; Income Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Eliminates the home mortgage interest deduction for second homes under Hawaii income tax law. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Matsumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Alcos, Garcia, Kong, Pierick, Ward voting no (5) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). RHOADS, CHANG HSG, ECD, FIN  HB886
SB926 SD1 HD1
Pedestrians; Safety; Street Crossing
RELATING TO PEDESTRIANS.
Authorizes pedestrians to act contrary to the statewide traffic code when a reasonably careful pedestrian would determine that there is no immediate danger of a collision with a moving vehicle. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 4/24/2023- Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 976). RHOADS 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) 5/4/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/4/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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) 5/4/2023- Enrolled to Governor. 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 ($)
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.
Beginning 1/1/2024, establishes within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions a program for the licensure, regulation, and oversight of special purpose digital currency companies. Extends operations of companies in the Digital Currency Innovation Lab under certain circumstances. Appropriates funds. (CD2)
(S) 5/5/2023- Enrolled to Governor. KEOHOKALOLE, SHIMABUKURO, McKelvey CPC, FIN
SB948 SD1 HD1
DLNR; Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Albizia Trees; Invasive Species; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Appropriates funds to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to coordinate the removal of hazardous albizia trees that potentially threaten public and private land. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). KEOHOKALOLE WAL, FIN
SB951 SD2 HD1
DBEDT; Tax Credit for Research Activities; Requirements; Survey; Certification; Caps
RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
Adds a cap for the amount of tax credits for research activities that an eligible taxpayer and the taxpayer's related entities may receive per taxable year. Requires a qualified high technology business to be registered to do business in the State and be a small business in order to be eligible for the tax credit. Consolidates the survey and certification requirements for tax credits for research activities. Amends the annual aggregate cap on tax credits for research activities that the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism may certify. Requires certification of the tax credits for research activities on a first-come, firstserved basis to be based on the date that a complete application is received, subject to certain conditions. Extends from 12/31/2024, to 12/31/2029, the sunset date for tax credits for research activities. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(H) 3/24/2023- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ilagan excused (1). KEOHOKALOLE, CHANG, Keith-Agaran ECD, FIN
SB962 SD1 HD2
Medical Cannabis Dispensary System; Waiting Rooms; Signage; Medical Cannabis; Cultivation Sites; Registry; Caregivers; Reporting Requirements; Violations
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
Defines "waiting room" within a medical cannabis retail dispensing location and clarifies public access to the waiting room. Adds or clarifies requirements for the dispensary program related to signage, permitted types of manufactured cannabis products, supervision of certain personnel while onsite at retail dispensing locations or medical cannabis production centers, annual reporting requirements for DOH,