Hawaii State Legislature
2015 Package Report - House Minority Caucus
Lists of bills submitted by various government agencies and other entities.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB403
Transient Accommodations Tax; Counties; Revenues
RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Removes the current cap on transient accommodations tax revenues to be distributed to the counties and establishes the distribution of these revenues as a percentage of TAT collected for infrastructure and services related to increased tourism.
(H ) 2/18/2015 - The committee(s) on TOU recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, TUPOLA, Ward TOU, FIN
HB404
Hawaii Innovation Waiver Task Force; Appropriation
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII INNOVATION WAIVER TASK FORCE.
Appropriates funds to support the operations of the Hawaii Innovation Waiver Task Force for fiscal year 2016-2017.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to HLT, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD HLT, CPC, FIN
HB405
DLNR; Historic Preservation; Review Exemptions; Residential Property; Inventory of Historic Buildings
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Exempts personal residences from automatic historic preservation review. Amends definition of "historic property." Requires the department of land and natural resources to develop a plan for implementation and completing a comprehensive inventory of historic buildings. Effective upon approval.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD, Pouha WAL, FIN
HB406
Education; Public Schools; Controversial Issues
RELATING TO CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM.
Requires public schools to provide parents or legal guardians written advance notice of the instruction or provision of materials or activities that address controversial issues.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 MCDERMOTT, FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, TUPOLA, WARD EDN, FIN
HB407
University of Hawaii; Tuition Fee Increases
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires prior legislative approval for any proposed University of Hawaii tuition fee increase, before the increase can take effect.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, TUPOLA, WARD HED, FIN
HB408
Cottage Foods; Home Kitchen Based Businesses; Exemptions
RELATING TO COTTAGE FOODS.
Provides an exemption from Department of Health rules to certain cottage food products sold directly to consumers under certain conditions. Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules no later than December 31, 2015. Effective January 1, 2016.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EDB, HLT, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD EDB, HLT, FIN
HB409
Legislature; Office of the Legislative Analyst; Fiscal Impact Statements
RELATING TO FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Requires the office of the legislative analyst to create fiscal impact statements for certain bills that have a fiscal impact. Makes an appropriation to the office of the legislative analyst.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD LMG, FIN
HB410
Auditor; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO AUDITING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Mandates a periodic management and financial audit of the Public Utilities Commission by the State auditor.
(H ) 2/9/2015 - The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD CPC, FIN
HB411
Motor vehicles; Annual Vehicle Weight Tax
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX REDUCTION.
Reduces the annual vehicle weight tax and maintains allocation of the tax to the state highway fund.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD TRN, FIN
HB415
Transportation; Ferry System
RELATING TO FERRIES.
Requires the department of land and natural resources to conduct any necessary environmental impact statements for the establishment of the Hawaii state ferry system. Makes an appropriation.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to TRN, OMH, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, TUPOLA, WARD TRN, OMH, FIN
HB416
Retail Wheeling; Public Utilities
RELATING TO RETAIL WHEELING.
Requires the public utilities commission to establish policies and procedures related to retail wheeling to enable independent power producers to sell electricity directly to end users.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD EEP, CPC, FIN
HB417
Motor Vehicles; Annual Registration Fee
RELATING TO VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE REDUCTION.
Reduces the vehicle registration fee and maintains allocation of the fee to the state highway fund and emergency medical services special fund.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD TRN, FIN
HB418
Initiative; Referendum; Recall
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL.
Amends the state constitution to provide for direct initiative, popular referendum, and recall.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD JUD, FIN
HB419
General Excise Tax; Food and Medical Services
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Provides a general excise tax exemption for food after December 31, 2019, and for medical services after December 31, 2017.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD FIN
HB420
Audit; Public Utilities Commission
RELATING TO THE AUDIT AUTHORITY OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
Mandates a periodic audit of certain public utilities by the Public Utilities Commission for managerial, financial, and environmental compliance.
(H ) 2/9/2015 - The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD CPC, FIN
HB421
Energy Storage; Tax Credit; Investment; Utilization; Appropriation
RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
Establishes an income tax credit for each independent energy storage property installed and placed in service during the taxable year beginning after December 31, 2015; provided that this tax credit shall not be available for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2025. Allows the tax credit to be claimed as either an investment credit or utilization credit. Appropriates funds to administer the tax credit.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD EEP, CPC, FIN
HB422
General Excise Tax Exemption; Care Providers
RELATING TO CARE PROVIDERS.
Provides a general excise tax for property owners who lease to assisted living providers and child care providers.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to HUS, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, TUPOLA, WARD HUS, FIN
HB423
Constitutional Amendment; Bill Passage; Supermajority
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 15, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ENACT A SUPERMAJORITY VOTING REQUIREMENT FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION PROPOSING TO RAISE OR CREATE TAXES.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to include a two-thirds supermajority voting requirement for the legislature to pass laws that raise taxes or create new taxes.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD JUD, FIN
HB424
Grants; Administrative cost allowance
RELATING TO GRANTS IN AID.
Guarantees a minimum of 10 per cent of grant in aid moneys to specifically address administrative and overhead costs.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, TUPOLA, Pouha, Ward FIN
HB468
Home Schooling; Extracurricular Activities
RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
Allows home schooled students to participate on an equal basis in extracurricular activities offered at the public school they would otherwise be required to attend.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 WARD, MCDERMOTT EDN, FIN  SB954
HB469
Historic Preservation
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Streamlines the Historic Preservation Act to increase efficiency, reduce confusion, and adhere to the spirit of the law.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to WAL, JUD, referral sheet 1 WARD, MCDERMOTT, TUPOLA WAL, JUD  SB956
HB470
Corporate income tax
REPEAL OF CORPORATE INCOME TAX.
A bill to encourage economic growth by repealing the corporate income tax.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 1 WARD, Tupola EDB, FIN  SB958
HB471
Education; Audit
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Requires the Auditor to perform a comprehensive management, financial, and program audit of the Department of Education.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD EDN, FIN  SB960
HB472
Referendum
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR REFERENDUM.
Amends article XVII of the State Constitution to provide for Referendum.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, WARD, Pouha, Tupola JUD, FIN  SB952
HB473
Shooting Range Protection
RELATING TO SHOOTING RANGE PROTECTION.
Provides protections against burdensome retroactive regulation and lawsuits; prevents frivolous claims against shooting range operators and individuals engaging in target shooting.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, referral sheet 1 MCDERMOTT, POUHA, WARD JUD  SB955
HB474
Recall
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR RECALL.
Amends article II of the state constitution to provide for recall.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, WARD, Tupola JUD, FIN  SB951
HB475
Judicial court calendars; priority for child victims of serious crimes
RELATING TO A BASIC BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.
Provides for child victims of serious crimes to obtain priority on court calendars to minimize the psychological effects of the crime and the associated re-traumatization of child victims. Minimizes the loss of evidence associated with time lapse memory losses of young children.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD JUD, FIN  SB953
HB476
Inheritance and estate taxation
REPEAL OF THE INHERITANCE AND ESTATE TAX.
A bill to repeal inheritance and estate taxes that act as a form of double taxation on individual tax payers.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, Matsumoto, Tupola, Ward FIN  SB959
HB477
General Excise Tax; Food
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides an exemption for food from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/26/2015 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD FIN  SB957
HCR13
Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Inspection Criteria
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DEFINE WINDSHIELD AND CLARIFY THE MEANING OF AN OBSTRUCTION OF THE DRIVER'S CLEAR VIEW IN THE PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION MANUAL FOR INSPECTORS OF PASSENGER CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS.
(H ) 2/3/2015 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 7 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, TUPOLA, WARD, Matsumoto TRN, JUD  HR7
HCR156
Department of Education Task Force; Common Core Alternatives
REQUESTING THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE HAWAII COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE STATE-BASED EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS.
(H ) 3/27/2015 - Re-referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 41 FUKUMOTO CHANG, POUHA, WARD EDN, FIN  HR94
HCR218
LRB study for PUC managerial audit; PUC annual managerial audits
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU CONDUCT A STUDY ON AN OPTIMAL MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
(H ) 3/16/2015 - Referred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 33 FUKUMOTO CHANG EEP, CPC, FIN  HR153
HR7
Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Inspection Criteria
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DEFINE WINDSHIELD AND CLARIFY THE MEANING OF AN OBSTRUCTION OF THE DRIVER'S CLEAR VIEW IN THE PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION MANUAL FOR INSPECTORS OF PASSENGER CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS.
(H ) 2/3/2015 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 7 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, THIELEN, TUPOLA, WARD, Matsumoto TRN, JUD  HCR13
HR94
Department of Education Task Force; Common Core Alternatives
REQUESTING THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE HAWAII COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE STATE-BASED EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS.
(H ) 3/16/2015 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 33 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MCDERMOTT, POUHA, WARD EDN, FIN  HCR156
HR153
LRB study for PUC managerial audit; PUC annual managerial audits
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU CONDUCT A STUDY ON AN OPTIMAL MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
(H ) 3/16/2015 - Referred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 33 FUKUMOTO CHANG EEP, CPC, FIN  HCR218