Hawaii State Legislature
2016 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
HB1917
Housing; Homelessness; Houselessness; Rental Housing Units.
RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
Removes the cap and creates a base minimum for moneys deposited into the rental housing revolving fund to provide access to funds for the development and rehabilitation of rental housing units.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN HSG, FIN
HB1918
Income Tax Credit; Low-Income Household Renters
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS FOR LOW-INCOME RENTERS.
Amends income tax credit for low-income household renters to adjust for inflation.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN
HB1919
Taxation; Income Tax Rates.
RELATING TO INCOME TAX REDUCTION.
Decreases the income tax by twenty-five per cent for all but top income earners.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN
HB1920
Taxation; Earned Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Establishes a state earned income tax credit.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN
HB1921
Affordable Housing; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Micro-unit housing; Congregate Housing Residences; Appropriation.
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to establish affordable micro-unit housing and congregate housing residences throughout the State. Allows the private sector to develop micro-unit housing and congregate housing residences. Makes an appropriation.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN HSG, FIN
HB1922
General Excise Tax; Food and Medical Services; Housing.
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Provides a general excise tax exemption for food after December 31, 2020, for medical services after December 31, 2018, and rental subsidy payments for Section 8, Housing First, and other related low-income housing programs after December 31, 2018.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN
HB1923
State Buildings; "High Risk" Buildings; Master Security Plan.
RELATING TO STATE BUILDINGS.
Requires the office of the governor to identify State buildings at "high risk" for terrorism, develop and implement a master security plan, and determine a timeline for completion. Requires a report to the legislature.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to PBS, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN PBS, FIN
HB1924
State Facilities; School Safety; Security Officers; Retirees.
RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES SAFETY.
Allows reemployment of retired police officers, National Guard veterans, and other state and city public safety workers like firefighters to work as safety and security officers at state schools and buildings while continuing to collect retirement benefits.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to LAB, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN LAB, JUD, FIN
HB1925
Department of Education; Public School Principals; Carryover of Funds.
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDS.
Improves flexibility for public school principals by increasing the cap on money that principals can carry over from year to year.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN EDN, FIN
HB1926
Department of Education; Public School Principals; Capital Improvement Projects; Repair and Maintenance.
RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS.
Provides authority to school principals to oversee and maintain capital improvement and repair and maintenance programs at their schools, including installation of solar energy infrastructure. Clarifies the department of education's responsibility for oversight and fiscal accountability of such programs.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN EDN, FIN
HB1927 HD1
Solar; Tax Credit; Schools.
RELATING TO SOLAR TAX CREDITS.
Allows a tax credit for individual and corporate taxpayers that provide either solar-powered air conditioning units or solar energy systems specifically designed to provide electricity for air conditioning units for schools. (HB1927 HD1)
(H ) 2/8/2016 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on EDN with Representative(s) Jordan voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Creagan, San Buenaventura, Say excused (3). FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN EEP, EDN, FIN
HB1928
Hawaii State Hospital; Department of Health; Appropriation.
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL.
Requires the department of health and Hawaii state hospital to implement certain recommendations made by the Senate special investigative committee on the Hawaii state hospital. Requires reports to the legislature. Makes appropriation for the demolition and construction of a new mental health hospital.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN HLT, FIN
HB1929
Department of Health; Hawaii State Hospital; Forensic Psychiatrist; Forensic Psychologist; Appropriation.
RELATING TO FORENSIC HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
Authorizes the director of health to recruit board-certified forensic health care professionals, including those from other states. Appropriates funds.
(H ) 2/10/2016 - The committee(s) on HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN HLT, LAB, FIN
HB1930
Displaced Workers; Education and Training Program.
RELATING TO ASSISTANCE FOR DISPLACED WORKERS.
Re-establishes the State's displaced worker education and training program, to assist displaced workers who have been terminated as a result of a mass layoff or plant closure.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN LAB, FIN
HB1966
Recalibration of State Tax on County Surcharge
RELATING TO COUNTY SURCHARGE TAX.
Deletes the state tax of ten per cent on county surcharge to realign with more accurate sum as determined by department of taxation audit.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD, Matsumoto FIN  SB2695
HB1967
Electronic Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION OF INSURANCE MOTOR VEHICLES.
Guarantees motorists the right to display evidence of current motor vehicle insurance by electronic mobile device.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to TRN, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD TRN, CPC, JUD  SB2696
HB1968
Student Informed Consent to Animal Dissection and Vivisection
RELATING TO STUDENT INFORMED CONSENT.
Allows public school students in grades K through 12 to decline participation in dissection, vivisection and other procedures harmful to animals. Prompts schools to make alternative educational projects available, and the board of education to develop rules and give notice to all schools.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to EDN, JUD, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN EDN, JUD  SB2698
HB1969
Industrial Hemp
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Defines industrial hemp, authorizes the growth of industrial hemp as an agricultural product licensed by the department of agriculture, removes criminal and civil penalties.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to AGR, JUD, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, POUHA, THIELEN, Matsumoto AGR, JUD  SB2700
HB1970
Recall
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR RECALL.
Amends article II of the state constitution to provide for recall.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD JUD, FIN  SB2701
HB1971
Silver Alert System
RELATING TO SAFETY.
Creates and implements a silver alert program to alert the public of any missing senior citizen with an impaired mental condition, to be operated concurrently with the Maile Amber Alert program.
(H ) 2/4/2016 - The committee(s) on HUS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD HUS, JUD  SB2702
HB1972
Income Tax Exclusion; Military
RELATING TO TAXABLE INCOME EXCLUSION.
Provides taxable income exclusion for military on active duty who are serving outside the State pursuant to orders.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to VMI, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD VMI, FIN  SB2704
HB1973
General Excise Tax; Intermediary Business Transactions
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Repeals the GET on all intermediary business transactions.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN  SB2705
HB1974
Taxation; Personal Exemption; Conformance
RELATING TO CONFORMANCE OF STATE PERSONAL EXEMPTION TO FEDERAL PERSONAL EXEMPTION.
Conforms the State personal exemption amount to the federal personal exemption amount.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD FIN  SB2706
HB1975
UH; Office of the Auditor
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires the Auditor to perform a comprehensive management, financial, and program audit of the University of Hawaii.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD HED, FIN  SB2707
HB1976
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 ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN JUD, FIN  SB2708
HB1977
Corporate Income Tax
RELATING TO REPEAL OF THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX.
A bill to encourage economic growth by repealing the corporate income tax.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, Thielen FIN  SB2709
HB1978
Inheritance and estate taxation
RELATING TO 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 ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN FIN  SB2710
HB1979
Unwarranted Surveillance; Unmanned Aircraft Systems
RELATING TO PRIVACY.
An act prohibiting a law enforcement agency, person, entity, state or local public agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to gather evidence or other information; providing exceptions; authorizing an aggrieved party to initiate a civil action in order to prevent or remedy a violation of the act.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, POUHA, Matsumoto, Thielen TRN, JUD, FIN  SB2712
HB1980
Patient Protection; Terminal Illness; Investigational Drugs
RELATING TO ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.
Grants terminally ill patients access to potentially life-saving investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are only accessible through clinical trials.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to HLT, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD HLT, CPC, JUD  SB2713
HB1981
Fiscal Impact Statements
RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Requires a fiscal impact statement for any proposed legislation that calls for an appropriation or results in significant fiscal changes for the State. Prohibits hearing on bills and resolutions without a fiscal impact statement prepared by the Office of the Legislative Analyst.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, THIELEN, WARD LMG, FIN  SB2719
HB2089
Family Court; Order for Protection; Petitioner
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
Requires family court forms for protective orders to define "perjury" and specify criminal penalties. Authorizes family court to award respondent reasonable attorneys' fees and costs if court finds petitioner made any materially false statement of fact at the time of signing the petition.
(H ) 1/27/2016 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO CHANG, MATSUMOTO, POUHA, WARD JUD, FIN