Hawaii State Legislature
2009 Measures that Passed First Crossover
Bills or Resolutions that have made the first deadline to move, or crossover, to the other chamber for consideration.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB28 HD1 SD2 CD1
Dead Bodies; Prohibitions; Penalty
RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.
Adds to the prohibition against buying dead human bodies, the selling and commercial display of dead human bodies. Defines the terms "dead human body" and "museum facility." Increases the fine for violations to up to $5,000. (HB28 CD1)
(S ) 6/15/2009 - Act 118, 6/12/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 735). M. OSHIRO HTH, JGO
HB29 HD1
Dead Bodies; Commercial Display
RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.
Prohibits the commercial display of dead human bodies without a permit from the department of health. (HB29 HD1)
(S ) 3/23/2009 - The committee on HTH deferred the measure. M. OSHIRO HTH, WAM
HB31 SD1 CD1
Employment; Credit History Prohibited
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Establishes employer's use of individual's credit history in hiring and termination decisions as an unlawful discriminatory practice; provided that the individual's credit information directly relates to a bona fide occupational qualification and that employers expressly permitted to inquire into credit history for employment purposes pursuant to any federal or state law, managerial and supervisory employees, and certain financial institutions are exempt. Takes effect July 1, 2009. (HB31 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 1 on 07-15-09. M. OSHIRO LAB, CPC, JUD
HB34 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Declaration
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB34 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 163, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 780). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB35 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mandatory Tax Credit; Constitution
RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Provides a mandatory tax credit to taxpayers pursuant to Article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. (HB35 CD1)
(H ) 6/2/2009 - Act 084, on 6/2/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 380). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB36 HD1 SD2 CD1
Sanitation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Changes the name of the Environmental Health Education Fund to the Sanitation and Environmental Health Fund and allows the Fund to be used for sanitation program activities. (HB36 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2009 - Vetoed on 07-10-09 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 798). M. OSHIRO ENE, WAM
HB39 HD2 SD1
Special Funds; Revolving Funds; Special Accounts; Temporary Transfers; Central Service and Departmental Administrative Expenses
RELATING TO STATE REVENUES.
Provides for the temporary transfer of interest from certain special funds, revolving funds, and special accounts to the general fund. Subjects special funds, with a few exceptions, to assessments for the central service and departmental administrative expenses. Transfers non-general funds into the general fund. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB87 HD2
Special Education; Oversight and Monitoring
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Authorizes and obligates DOE to oversee and monitor students eligible for special education who are placed in private schools or facilities at public expense. (HB87 HD2)
(S ) 3/23/2009 - The committee on EDH deferred the measure. TAKUMI EDH, WAM
HB111 SD2 CD1
State Salary; Indebtedness
RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.
Establishes a 2-year statute of limitations for recovering indebtedness to the State through withholding of state salaries. Calculates retirement benefits based on what the employee's salary should have been. (HB111 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 190, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 547). RHOADS LBR, WAM
HB123 HD2
University of Hawaii; Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes the UH Board of Regents to issue an unspecified amount of additional revenue bonds for the purpose of financing the costs of construction or costs of maintenance of university projects. Extends the lapse date of the appropriation of revenue bond proceeds authorized by Act 161, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, to June 30, 2013. Authorizes the UH Board of Regents to issue additional revenue bonds, and appropriating the same amount in revenue bond proceeds to lapse on June 30, 2015, for the same purpose. Effective 06/30/2020. (HB123 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to HRE, WAM. CHANG, EVANS, MANAHAN, SAGUM, Berg, Hanohano, Herkes, Ito, McKelvey, Nakashima, Rhoads, Souki HRE, WAM
HB124 HD1
Rural Health Interdisciplinary Training Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.
Appropriates funds to support the Hawaii Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Training Program. (HB124 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to HRE/HTH, WAM. CHANG, BERG, EVANS, ITO, MANAHAN, SAGUM, Hanohano, Herkes, McKelvey, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Rhoads, Souki, Takumi HRE/HTH, WAM  SB1046
HB128 HD1 SD1 CD2
Elections; Campaign Financing
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Organizes, clarifies, updates, and recodifies campaign finance laws. Restricts limitation on contributions by contractors with the state to contributions by non-bid contractors only. Increases percentage limit on contributions by non-residents from 20% to 30%. Allows for pro-rata attribution of contributions by partnerships and limited liability companies. Allows campaign funds to be used for donations to public schools or public libraries, subject to limitations. (HB128 CD2)
(S ) 7/15/2009 - Veto overridden - 2/3's vote: Ayes, 22; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 3 (Senator(s) Hemmings, Ihara, Slom). Excused, 0 (none). B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU JGO
HB130 HD1
Defamation Judgments; Foreign Courts; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO JUDGMENTS.
Amends the Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act. Defamation judgments acquired in foreign courts are unenforceable if the free speech and press protections afforded by the foreign court are less than those under the United States and Hawaii Constitutions. (HB130 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to JGO. B. OSHIRO, KARAMATSU, MANAHAN JGO
HB135
Kamehameha Butterfly; State Insect
RELATING TO THE STATE INSECT.
Designates the Kamehameha butterfly as the state insect.
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 015, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 626). B. OSHIRO, Karamatsu EDT
HB139 HD2
Public Private Partnerships; Transportation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Allows the State to enter into agreements with private entities to build, operate, own, or finance newly constructed transportation facilities including toll highways. Effective 07/01/2020. (HB139 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to TIA, WAM. CABANILLA, Awana, Evans, Hanohano, Nakashima, Souki TIA, WAM
HB142 HD1 SD1
Taxes; Intrastate Aviation; Foreign Trade Zone; Exemption
RELATING TO INTRA-STATE AVIATION.
Exempts the general excise and use taxes on fuel sold from a foreign-trade zone to common carriers for use in interisland air transportation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/22/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-28-09 10:00am in conference room 225. SOUKI, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Awana TIA, WAM
HB145 HD2
Highway Safety
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Establishes the photo red light imaging detector system program. Authorizes counties to implement the program. Requires fines collected to be paid directly to the county in which the fine occurred. Increases the time to mail a citation to the owner of the vehicle that used a high occupancy lane illegally. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB145 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to TIA/JGO, WAM. SOUKI, AWANA, CHONG, HAR, ITO, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, YAMASHITA, Nakashima TIA/JGO, WAM
HB147 HD1
Theft; Second Degree
RELATING TO THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
Increases the minimum value of stolen property or services constituting theft in the second degree from $300 to an unspecified dollar amount. (HB147 HD1)
(S ) 4/7/2009 - The committee on JGO deferred the measure. SAY, Souki JGO
HB172 HD2
Schools; Reconstitution
RELATING TO RECONSTITUTING SCHOOLS.
Allows the Superintendent of Education to reconstitute a public school, except a charter school that has been in restructuring for four or more school years and not advanced significantly toward improving academic performance as determined by a statistical analysis of academic data. Also allows the Superintendent to recommend to the charter school review panel actions that should be taken to reconstitute a charter school that has been in restructuring for three or more school years, and recommend that the charter school review panel revoke the charter school's charter. Effective 07/01/2020. (HB172 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to EDH/LBR, WAM. TAKUMI EDH/LBR, WAM
HB179 SD2
Public School Facilities Repair and Maintenance
RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES.
Repeals two subsections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes regarding the cost of electricity and maintenance for air conditioners not installed by the department of accounting and general services and repair and maintenance for donated fixtures and equipment. (SD2)
(S ) 5/18/2009 - Act 063, 5/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 680). TAKUMI EDH, WAM
HB180 HD1
Education; Performance Standards Review Commission
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Repeals the Performance Standards Review Commission. (HB180 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to EDH. TAKUMI, BERG EDH
HB183 HD1 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Increases the membership on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Allows HTSB to employ an executive director for a term of up to four years, who shall be appointed by BOE, and also allow HTSB to terminate the executive director's contract for cause. Requires HTSB to submit its annual report to BOE. Authorizes HTSB to determine the manner in which licensing fees are collected. Authorizes HTSB to adopt, amend, repeal, or suspend its policies and standards. Authorizes HTSB to grant additional licensing extensions through June 30, 2010. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to temporarily suspend its rules in extenuating circumstances. Makes permanent HTSB's authority to amend licensing-related fees and set or amend other charges related to the performance of HTSB's duties. Requires HTSB, DOE, and the Charter School Administrative Office to implement interim policies and procedures for the mutual sharing of data necessary for licensing and verifying the status of teachers. Develops specific recommendations to address the concerns raised in auditor's Report No. 09-05 regarding HTSB's accountability structure. (HB183 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 2 on 07-15-09. TAKUMI EDH, WAM  SB142
HB197 HD1
Condominiums; Solar Energy; Wind Energy
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Gives boards of directors authority to install or allow the installation of solar energy or wind energy devices on the common elements of condominiums. (HB197 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to ENE, CPN. B. OSHIRO ENE, CPN
HB200 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Budget
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB200 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2009 - Act 162, 6/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 779). SAY (BR) WAM  SB200
HB214 HD1 SD1
General Obligation Bonds; Kaua‘i Capital Improvement Projects
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR WAILUA EMERGENCY BYPASS ROAD REPAIR AND RESURFACING, AND WAIMEA WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUA‘I.
Appropriates $           in general obligation bonds to the county of Kaua‘i for improvements to the Wailua emergency bypass road and the Waimea wastewater treatment plant. (SD1)
(S ) 3/25/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. SAY (BR) TIA, WAM
HB233 HD1
Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act; Real Estate Licensees
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD PREVENTION ACT.
Excludes certified public accountants and licensed real estate brokers and salespersons from the definition of distressed property consultants in the Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act. Prohibits certain conduct relating to the acquisition of an ownership interest in distressed property by licensed real estate brokers and salespersons. (HB233 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to CPN, JGO. HERKES CPN, JGO
HB242 HD1 SD2
Agriculture; Value-Added Products
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds, matched dollar-for-dollar by federal funds, in cash, or by in-kind donations by the private sector, for the planning, repair, and modification of agricultural facilities at the former Del Monte operation on Oahu and at Maui Community College. Amends the definition of "agricultural commodity". Effective July 1, 2020. (SD2)
(H ) 4/29/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-30-09 2:00pm in conference room 224. TSUJI, CHANG, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MORITA, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Berg, Choy, Evans, Herkes, Nakashima, Tokioka AGR, HED, FIN  SB494
HB243 HD2
Agriculture; Irrigation Systems; Appropriation
RELATING TO IRRIGATION SYSTEMS.
Appropriates funds through the issuance of general obligation bonds for the repair and maintenance of irrigation systems. Renames the existing irrigation repair and maintenance special fund as the agricultural infrastructure improvement special fund and allows the special fund to also be used for agricultural water and land planning. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB243 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to WTL, WAM. TSUJI, BERG, CHANG, EVANS, HERKES, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WOOLEY, YAMASHITA, Choy WTL, WAM
HB244 HD1
Public Utilities; Rates; Agriculture
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Directs public utilities to establish discounted rates for providing services used for agricultural activities located in agricultural districts. Effective 01/01/2090. (HB244 HD1
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to WTL, CPN. TSUJI, EVANS, HERKES, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Chang, Choy, Wooley WTL, CPN
HB245 HD1 SD1
Renewable Energy Facilities; Conservation and Agricultural Districts; Special Management Areas
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES.
Allows the development of renewable energy facilities on conservation and agricultural districts and special management areas; provided that the facilities comply with all applicable regulatory laws. (SD1)
(S ) 4/3/2009 - The committee(s) on WTL deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 04-06-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. TSUJI, CHANG, EVANS, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Choy, Herkes, Tokioka ENE, WTL
HB254 HD1 SD1
Public Utilities; Local Exchange Intrastate Service; Competition
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Requires the public utilities commission to treat local exchange intrastate services as fully competitive. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to CPN. HERKES EDT, CPN
HB262 HD2 SD2 CD1
Insurance Fraud
RELATING TO INSURANCE FRAUD.
Expands the authority of the insurance division's insurance fraud investigations unit, renamed the insurance fraud investigation branch, to prevent, investigate, and prosecute -- both civilly and criminally -- insurance fraud beyond motor vehicle insurance cases to all lines of insurance except workers' compensation. (HB262 CD1)
(S ) 6/24/2009 - Act 149, 6/24/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 766). HERKES CPN, JGO
HB267 HD2 SD1
Motor Vehicle Rental Industry; Interisland Transport
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.
Eases documentation requirements for rental cars transported by any water carrier authorized to transport vehicles interisland by the State PUC; provided that the water carrier has a written contract with the owner of the rental car, and records and retains certain information about the vehicle and its transport. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 047, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 335). HERKES TIA, CPN
HB268 HD1 SD1
Land Court; Counties; Recorded Instruments
RELATING TO LAND COURT.
Requires the assistant registrar of the land court to provide, within 10 days and free of charge, an image and index of all instruments that contain real property transactions each week to the administrator of the real property division of a county to be agreed upon in a memorandum of understanding among the counties. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. HERKES CPN/JGO, WAM
HB269 HD1 SD1
Bureau of Conveyances; Counties; Recorded Instruments
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Requires the registrar of the bureau of conveyances to provide, within 10 days and free of charge, an image and index of all instruments that contain real property transactions each week to the administrator of the real property division of a county, to be agreed upon in a memorandum of understanding among the counties. Effective date 1/1/46. (SD1)
(S ) 3/25/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. HERKES CPN/TIA, WAM
HB271 SD2 CD1
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Permits the registrar of the bureau of conveyances to accept electronic documents with electronic signatures for recording, to provide electronic documents in response to a request, and to convert existing records to electronic format. (HB271 CD1)
(H ) 6/9/2009 - Act 102, on 6/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 400). HERKES WLO, JUD, CPC, FIN
HB272 HD1
Hawaii Registered Agents Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAII REGISTERED AGENTS ACT.
Adopts provisions of the Model Registered Agents Act, which streamlines business registration filings for registered agents who accept service of process on behalf of businesses in Hawaii, particularly commercial agents who are in the business of serving as agents. (HB272 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to CPN, WAM. HERKES CPN, WAM
HB274
Patriot Day
RELATING TO PATRIOT DAY.
Designates September 11 as Patriot Day.
(S ) 4/23/2009 - Act 014, 4/23/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 625). MIZUNO, BROWER EDT
HB279 HD2 SD1
Renewable Energy Branch; Appropriation
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Establishes the renewable energy branch in the department of business, economic development, and tourism to coordinate and promote renewable energy initiatives. Strengthens existing renewable energy and planning provisions. Provides for staffing, and, subject to federal funding, project managers to oversee energy projects funded by federal grants. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
(S ) 3/25/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MORITA ENE/EDT, WAM
HB281 HD3 SD1
Green Collar Workforce; Emergency Environmental Workforce
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT.
Appropriates federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to develop and retain the highly skilled and well-trained green collar workforce needed by Hawaii's emerging green economy sector and to implement the Emergency Environmental Workforce Program. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MORITA ENE/HRE, WAM
HB293 HD1
Protective Proceedings
RELATING TO PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS.
Modifies requirements related to the basis for court appointment of a conservator. (HB293 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Act 021, 4/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 633). SAY (BR) JGO
HB294 HD1
Personal Liability of Trustee to Third Parties
RELATING TO PERSONAL LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE TO THIRD PARTIES.
Amends Hawaii Probate Code provisions on personal liability of a trustee for consistency with Uniform Probate Code. (HB294 HD1)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Act 022, 4/29/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 634). SAY (BR) JGO
HB300 HD1 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Judiciary for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (HB300 CD1)
(S ) 6/22/2009 - Act 139, 6/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 756). SAY (BR) JGO, WAM
HB302 HD1
Legislative Appropriations
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, AND THE OMBUDSMAN.
Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, and Ombudsman. (HB302 HD1)
(S ) 2/18/2009 - Act 001, 2/18/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 440). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB310 HD2
Medical Torts; Medical Claim Conciliation Panel
RELATING TO MEDICAL TORTS.
In medical tort litigation, authorizes the court to impose sanctions on a nonprevailing party whose rejection of the Medical Claim Conciliation Panel's decision resulted in the subsequent litigation. (HB310 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to HTH, JGO. HERKES, MCKELVEY, YAMANE HTH, JGO
HB311 HD1
Liquor Licenses
RELATING TO LIQUOR.
Makes various administrative, technical amendments to the liquor license and liquor tax laws. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB311 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to TIA, CPN. HERKES TIA, CPN
HB317 HD1 SD2
Mobile Medical Van; Heath Care
RELATING TO MOBILE MEDICAL CARE.
Authorizes the use of federal Homeland Security Grant Program funds to provide the people of the southern portion of the island of Hawaii with increased access to suitable emergency and clinical medical care by means of a mobile medical van based at Kona community hospital. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/30/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 2:45pm in conference room 229. HERKES, CHANG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI HTH/PSM, WAM
HB318 HD1
Vog Research; Prevention of Vog Damage
RELATING TO VOG.
Requires the Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, to determine best methods of vog treatment and research vog-resistant varieties of plants; appropriates funding. Effective 07/01/2020. (HB318 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to WTL/HRE, WAM. HERKES, CHANG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI WTL/HRE, WAM
HB319 HD1 SD1
Family Leave; Notification of Benefits
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
Requires employers to post notice of employees' entitlement to family leave. (SD1)
(H ) 5/6/2009 - Act 048, on 5/6/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 336). M. LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA, HANOHANO, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, LUKE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PINE, THIELEN, Berg, Marumoto LBR  SB823
HB332 HD2 SD1
Employment Security; Divestiture; Worker Retention
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Establishes job security requirements upon the divestiture of a covered establishment. Takes effect July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/30/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 05/01/09 2:15 PM in conference room 312. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERG, CARROLL, FINNEGAN, HANOHANO, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MORITA, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, WOOLEY, Brower, Coffman, Evans, Keith-Agaran, Nakashima LAB, HUS, EBM, FIN  SB782
HB333 HD2 SD2
Earned Income Tax Credit; Tax Preparers; TANF Funds
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Creates a state earned income tax credit funded initially with TANF funds. Limits the interest charged by tax preparers to clients who claim the earned income tax credit. Effective 1/1/2090 and repealed on 7/1/2011. (SD2)
(H ) 4/28/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-29-09 1:30pm in conference room 229. M. LEE, BELATTI, BERG, HANOHANO, LUKE, MORITA, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, WOOLEY, Awana, Brower, Carroll, Evans, Har, Keith-Agaran, Marumoto HMS, WAM  SB783
HB343 HD1 SD2 CD1
Primary Health Care; Rural Areas
RELATING TO RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING.
Appropriates funds to develop a statewide rural primary health care training program and support the family medicine residency program of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. (HB343 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 3 on 07-15-09. CHANG, BERTRAM, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, SAGUM, SHIMABUKURO, TSUJI, Nakashima, Say, Souki, Takumi, Yamashita HLT, HED, FIN
HB345
Campaign Spending; Public Funding
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Amends the pilot project for comprehensive public funding of Hawaii county council elections by commencing the project in the general election year 2014.
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to JGO, WAM. CHANG, BERTRAM, COFFMAN, EVANS, HERKES, TSUJI, Nakashima, Shimabukuro, Souki, Takumi, Yamashita JGO, WAM
HB347 HD2 SD1
University of Hawaii; Procurement; Exemption
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Exempts UH and the UH board of regents from certain requirements of the Hawaii public procurement code. Sunsets 7/1/2012. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JGO. CHANG, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, MAGAOAY, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Coffman, Shimabukuro, Souki, Takumi HRE, JGO
HB349 HD1 SD1
Evidence; Character of Accused
RELATING TO THE HAWAII RULES OF EVIDENCE.
Allows for admission of character evidence showing the aggressiveness of the defendant if the court allows the admission of character evidence showing the aggressiveness of the alleged victim. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). TSUJI, Chang, Choy, Coffman, Evans, Hanohano, Herkes, Manahan, Nakashima JGO  SB65
HB355 HD1
Delinquent Condominium Assessments; Fee Caps
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Limits any late fee for delinquent condominium common expense assessments to 20% of the monthly maintenance fee per month that any such assessment remains unpaid. Requires an association to give a unit owner 10 business days notice of any delinquent assessments before taking any action for which attorneys' fees may be assessed. Effective 01/01/2020. (HB355 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to CPN. CABANILLA, Belatti, Carroll, Chong, Karamatsu, Luke, Marumoto, McKelvey, Morita, Souki CPN
HB358 HD1 SD1 CD1
Drug Court; Secure Treatment Facilities
RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.
Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities. (HB358 CD1)
(S ) 7/16/2009 - Veto override, Special Session 2009, Act 4 on 07-15-09. CABANILLA, Keith-Agaran PSM, JGO
HB361 HD1
Affordable Housing; Ministerial Permits
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Expedites the construction of affordable housing units by requiring ministerial permits associated with the project to be issued by the State or county within 45 days of application. (HB361 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to EDH/TIA, WTL. CABANILLA, CHONG, HAR, HERKES, THIELEN, Coffman, Sagum EDH/TIA, WTL
HB363 HD2 SD1
Affordable Housing; Fees; Incentives
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Establishes a commission on transit oriented development to facilitate affordable housing in transit oriented developments by better coordinating transportation and housing planning and programs; requires counties to offer incentives for affordable housing development; authorizes counties to establish priorities for affordable housing in transit oriented developments; requires counties to provide flexibility in public facility requirements for rental housing projects with units for tenants at or below median income levels, with forty per cent for tenants with incomes eighty per cent or below the median. (SD1)
(S ) 3/25/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to TIA. CABANILLA, Ching EDH, TIA
HB365 HD1
Contractors; Exemptions
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Amends the "handyman" exemption to contractor licensing law to include contracts that are no more than $1,000 for labor, exclusive of materials, taxes, and other items. (HB365 HD1)
(S ) 3/10/2009 - Referred to LBR, CPN. COFFMAN, EVANS, HERKES, B. OSHIRO, SAY, Rhoads LBR, CPN
HB366 HD2 SD2 CD1
Manta Rays; Poaching and Commercial Fishing Prohibited
RELATING TO MANTA RAYS.
Establishes fines and penalties for any person who knowingly captures or kills a manta ray within state marine waters. Provides an exception for special permits granted for scientific, education, management, or propagation purposes. Requires department of land and natural resources to adopt rules on what constitutes a "take". (HB366 CD1)
(S ) 6/5/2009 - Act 092, 6/5/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 709). COFFMAN, HANOHANO, MORITA, Bertram, Carroll, Evans, McKelvey, Nakashima, Souki, Tsuji, Yamashita WTL, JGO  SB394
HB370 HD2 SD1
Diesel Fuel; Additional One Cent License Tax; Power Generation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Clarifies that the additional one cent license tax added to diesel fuel is not applicable to diesel oil that is sold for use in electric power generation by a power-generating facility. (SD1)
(S ) 3/25/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. TOKIOKA, CARROLL, CHANG, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Coffman, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB450
HB371 HD2 SD2 CD1
Sunset; Naphtha Fuel Tax; Power Generation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Extends by three years the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility. Increases the tax from 1 cent per gallon to 2 cents per gallon. (HB371 CD1)
(H ) 7/16/2009 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 198, 7/15/2009, (Gov. Msg. No. 555). TOKIOKA, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, MCKELVEY, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Chang, Coffman, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB447
HB378 HD1
Procurement; Security Contracts; Department of Transportation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Allows the Department of Transportation to hire and award security contracts by negotiation and not through a bid. Effective 07/01/2050. (HB378 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to TIA, JGO/WAM. SOUKI, AWANA TIA, JGO/WAM
HB381 HD2 SD1 CD1
Honolulu Symphony; Endowment Fund; Unmatched Pledges
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII ENDOWMENT FUND.
Amends the $4,000,000 appropriation to the State of Hawaii Endowment Fund authorized under Act 97, SLH 2006, as amended by Act 156, SLH 2007, to stipulate that all portions of pledges not collected by February 28, 2013, will cause any unexpended or unencumbered balance from the appropriation to revert to the general fund. Effective 6/29/09. (HB381 CD1)
(S ) 5/21/2009 - Act 065, 5/20/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 682). M. OSHIRO EDT, WAM
HB382 HD1
State Tort Liability
RELATING TO STATE TORT LIABILITY.
Requires notification of pending class action against the State to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House prior to the filing of a lawsuit. Requires service of the complaint, together with supporting and exculpatory materials, to the Senate President and House Speaker within seven days of filing. Effective January 1, 2046. (HB382 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to JGO. M. OSHIRO JGO
HB395 HD1 SD2
Early Learning
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Requires the department of education, beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, to use successful assessment tools and protocols for determining a student's initial placement and for decision making about a student's movement between junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and into grade one; clarifies provisions of the early learning system, including authorizing designees for all members of the early learning council, and changing the name of the keiki first steps trust fund to the early learning trust fund. (SD2)
(H ) 5/1/2009 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 05-01-09 at 1:00pm in Conference Room 329. WOOLEY, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CARROLL, EVANS, HANOHANO, ITO, C. LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Awana, Bertram, Chang, Ching, Chong, Choy, Coffman, Finnegan, Har, Karamatsu, Keith-Agaran, Marumoto, B. Oshiro, Rhoads, Sagum, Souki, Yamane EDH/HMS, WAM
HB413 HD1 SD1
Public Safety; Prisons; Residential Drug Abuse Program Reentry
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Establishes a state residential drug abuse program with an incommunity component to help inmates' reentry into the community upon their release from prison. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. HANOHANO, AQUINO, M. LEE, TAKUMI, Nakashima, Saiki, Souki, Yamashita PSM, WAM
HB425 HD1
SPRBs; Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC; Extension
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HONOLULU SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING, LLC PROJECTS ON OAHU.
Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC for the design and construction of a seawater air conditioning/thermal energy storage district cooling system on Oahu. (HB425 HD1)
(S ) 3/24/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB392
HB426 HD1 SD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, for the purpose of design and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in downtown Honolulu. (SD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 113, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 730). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB391
HB427 HD1 SD1 CD1
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ONE PLANET PACIFIC ENERGY, LLC, A PROCESSING ENTERPRISE.
Authorizes the issuance of $40,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds for One Planet Pacific Energy, LLC, to build a gasification facility adjoining the construction and demolition material solid waste landfill located in Nanakuli, Oahu. (HB427 CD1)
(S ) 6/12/2009 - Act 111, 6/11/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 728). MORITA, CHONG, COFFMAN, C. LEE, THIELEN, Sagum ENE, WAM  SB393
HB442
Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board; Hearings Officer
RELATING TO THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.
Authorizes the labor and industrial relations appeals board (appeal board) to utilize a hearings officer and allow that hearings officer to hold a hearing, in order for the appeal board to expedite hearings on certain workers' compensation matters.
(S ) 4/9/2009 - Act 003, 4/9/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 603). M. LEE, YAMASHITA, Nakashima, Rhoads, Takumi LBR  SB64
HB444 HD1 SD1
Civil Unions
RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.
Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union. (SD1)
(S ) 5/7/2009 - Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 19. Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Espero. Noes, 5 (Senator(s) Bunda, Gabbard, Hemmings, Sakamoto, Slom). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Kim). B. OSHIRO, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CARROLL, CHONG, COFFMAN, HANOHANO, KARAMATSU, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chang, Herkes, Shimabukuro, Wooley JGO
HB447 HD1
Check Cashing; Payday Lending Businesses
RELATING TO PAYDAY LENDING.
Requires check cashing (deferred deposit) businesses to post and provide consumers with rate, fee, and other information, provides for payment plans; eliminates exemption from law of retailers who occasionally cash checks. Effective 01/01/2020. (HB447 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to CPN. BELATTI, BROWER, C. LEE, M. LEE, LUKE, WAKAI, Choy CPN
HB519 HD1 SD2
Prisons; Inmates; Out-of-State
RELATING TO INMATES.
Requires return of all out-of-state women inmates by 12/31/2011 if adequate bed space exists in Hawaii's prisons and correctional facilities. Requires that a maximum of 500 Hawaii inmates shall be detained in out-of-state prisons by 12/31/2015. Requires the public safety department to plan, design, and construct sufficient facilities to house inmates in Hawaii by 12/31/2015 and to pursue alternatives to incarceration for returning inmates. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 5/1/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 05-01-09 3:30PM in conference room 312. SAY, HANOHANO PSM, WAM
HB520 HD1 SD1
Historic Building Photograph Requirement; Repeal Act 228
RELATING TO BUILDINGS.
Repeals the amendments made by Act 228, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, which require the taking of archival photographs before conducting any demolition, construction, or alteration of any building over fifty years old or any building listed, or eligible for listing, on the Hawaii or National Register of Historic Places. (SD1)
(H ) 4/15/2009 - Act 004, on 4/14/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 289). SAY EDT
HB541 HD1 SD1 CD1
Civil Service Benefits; Department of Education
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Ensures that civil service benefits for Department of Education civil service employees are the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies until June 30, 2011. Requires a report to the Legislature if DOE has not established a separate civil service system by June 30, 2010. (HB541 CD1)
(H ) 7/15/2009 - Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 506). TAKUMI LBR/EDH, WAM
HB553 HD2 SD1
Medical Enterprise Zones; Pilot Project in West Maui
RELATING TO MEDICAL ENTERPRISE ZONES.
Establishes medical enterprise zones in the State to encourage the development of medical and research services. Creates a 7year pilot medical enterprise zone in West Maui. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MCKELVEY, CARROLL, MANAHAN, SOUKI, Bertram, Evans, Sagum EDT/HTH, WAM
HB556 HD2
Veterans Cemetery; Filipino Veterans
RELATING TO VETERAN BURIAL GRANTS.
Requires Office of Veterans' Services to make burial grant payments for burial costs and for transportation to the Philippines of the remains of a deceased veteran who joined the New Filipino Scouts between 10/06/1945 and 06/30/1947 and died after 06/30/2004. Appropriates funds. (HB556 HD2)
(S ) 3/27/2009 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. MCKELVEY, MANAHAN, SOUKI, Evans, Ito, Sagum PSM, WAM
HB560 HD2
Veterans Services; Liquor Taxation
RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES.
Establishes the Veterans' Services Special Fund to fund positions and programs in the Office of Veterans' Services. Establishes a Veterans' Service Tax on liquor and deposits the revenue into the Veterans' Services Special Fund. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (HB560 HD2)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to PSM, WAM. MCKELVEY, CARROLL, EVANS, MORITA, Berg, Bertram PSM, WAM
HB570 HD1
Coastal Zone Management
RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
Requires certain agencies to account for sea-level rise and minimize risk from coastal hazards such as erosion, storm inundation, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Also preserves public shoreline access and authorizes the counties to account for annual shoreline erosion rates. (HB570 HD1)
(S ) 3/12/2009 - Referred to WTL/TIA. CHONG, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, MAGAOAY, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA WTL/TIA  SB1133
HB573 HD1 SD1
Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund
RELATING TO EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Requires a deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund at the close of any fiscal year whenever there is a carryover cash surplus in the general fund. The deposit is up to     % of the closing general fund balance. Provides for a ceiling of     % of the sum of all general fund revenues received in the prior 3 fiscal years. (HB573 SD1)
(S ) 4/20/2009 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 589). CHONG, BROWER, HAR, M. LEE, MAGAOAY, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, YAMASHITA WAM
HB574 HD2 SD2
Deposit Beverage Container Program; Retail Dealer; Redemption Center
RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
Extends the reverse vending machine rebate program and increases the financial incentives. Requires retail dealers with more than seventyfive thousand square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. (SD2)
(S ) 4/29/2009 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-30-09 1:30pm in conference room 225. CHONG, HAR, MAGAOAY, B. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA ENE/TIA, WAM
HB586 HD1 SD1 CD1
Kaneohe Bay Regional Council
RELATING TO THE KANEOHE BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL.
Sunsets the Kaneohe bay regional council. Designates the Department of land and natural resources as the agency responsible for implementing the council's plans, programs, and policies adopted prior to its repeal. (HB586 CD1)
(S ) 5/22/2009 - Act 068, 5/22/2009 (Gov. Msg. No. 685). ITO (BR) WTL, WAM
HB588 HD1
Counties; Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
Specifies that in a county with a population of at least 500,000 people, a county board may issue revenue bonds in its own name if so authorized under the county charter. (HB588 HD1)