Hawaii State Legislature
2008 Measures that Passed Second Crossover
Bills or Resolutions that have made the second deadline to move, or crossover, to the other chamber for consideration.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB7 HD1 SD1
Prescription Drugs; I-SaveRx; Governor; Reimportation
RELATING TO THE I-SAVERX PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM.
Directs the Governor to establish the State of Hawaii's participation in the I-SaveRx prescription drug program to provide residents with increased access to affordable drugs. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 59, 5/1/2008, veto override. TAKUMI, GREEN, THIELEN HTH, CPH  SB817
HB17 HD1 SD1
DOE; Committee on Weights; Weighted Student Formula
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Requires the department of education's committee on weights to meet annually to review the weighted student formula; provided that recommendations for changes to the weighted student formula shall be made at least biennially; provided further that the rationale for its findings and recommendations shall be provided by the committee on weights to the board of education and the legislature. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). TAKUMI EDU
HB92 HD1 SD1
Investment Securities; Broker and Agent; General Excise Tax
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Requires an investment broker and agent who share compensation for their services to pay the general excise tax on only that portion of the compensation retained by each. Effective 7/1/2007. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). HERKES CPH, EDT, WAM
HB94 HD1 SD2 CD1
Life Settlements Model Act; Stranger-Originated Life Insurance
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Enacts the Life Settlements Model Act, which establishes consumer protections in life settlement transactions where the owner of a life insurance policy transfers the death benefit for compensation that is less than the expected death benefit, but more than the surrender value of the policy. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to report annually to the Legislature on the implementation and effects of the Act. Sunsets in 2010. (HB94 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 177, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 819). HERKES CPC, JUD, FIN
HB118 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Authorization
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of State Constitution to declare that issuance of authorized bonds will not cause debt limit to be exceeded. (HB118 CD1)
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 159, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 469). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB119 SD1
Agricultural Water Systems; Subdivided Lands; Agribusiness Development Corporation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SYSTEMS.
Provides an exemption from the registration of subdivided lands for offers or dispositions in interest of land that the agribusiness development corporation acquires, if the offer or disposition is for agricultural water systems to provide water for irrigation of agricultural lands. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). M. OSHIRO WAH, WAM
HB149 HD2 SD2
Disaster Relief; Tax Credit for Earthquake Victims
RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
Creates a one-time tax credit for victims of the October 15, 2006, earthquakes. (SD1)
(S ) 4/4/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 458). CHANG, EVANS, KARAMATSU, MIZUNO, TAKAI, YAMANE, Bertram, Hanohano, Herkes, Magaoay, Shimabukuro, Sonson, Souki, Takamine, Takumi, Tsuji, Yamashita IGM, EDT, WAM  SB798
HB150 HD2 SD2
Housing Omnibus Bill
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Increases percentage of conveyance tax revenues allocated to the rental housing trust fund to sixty-five per cent; requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to create an affordable housing inventory registry and to report annually on expenditures from the rental housing trust fund; exempts special purpose revenue bonds issued to assist in the development of low and moderateincome housing projects from the procurement code; and appropriates funds for various homeless and housing programs and projects. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SHIMABUKURO HSP/CPH/WAH, WAM
HB158 SD1
Transportation; Motor Carrier Safety Inspection
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
Clarifies the period of time for safety inspection of motor carrier vehicles. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SOUKI TIA  SB1287
HB257 HD1 SD1
Sustainable Communities
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Establishes sustainable communities in Hawaii with the combined effort of state departments and agencies. (SD1)
(S ) 4/4/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 458). ITO, CHONG, MAGAOAY, Karamatsu, Manahan, Sagum, Yamane, Yamashita WLH/AGR, HSH, EEP, FIN
HB325 HD2 SD2
Medical Assistance; Adult Dental Care
RELATING TO DENTAL CARE.
Expands coverage under the State's medicaid and QUEST programs to include comprehensive dental care for adults and appropriates funds to provide the additional coverage. Establish a pilot program in the county of Hawaii relating to hospital dentistry for the developmentally disabled community and appropriates funds. Establishes a task force. (SD2)
(S ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 647). RHOADS HSP/HTH, WAM
HB338 HD2 SD1
Innovation Economy; Employees' Retirement System; University of Hawaii
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Requires the employees' retirement system to consider the allocation of funds for Hawaii venture capital investments, unless it is not prudent to do so; appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii office of technology transfer and economic development to enter into a partnership with a private sector entity. (SD1)
(S ) 4/27/2007 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-07 at 4:30 pm in conference room 423. KARAMATSU, BROWER, ITO, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Bertram, Nishimoto EDB, LAB, HED, FIN
HB356 HD2 SD1
Child Endangerment
RELATING TO CHILD ENDANGERMENT.
Establishes a motor vehicle violation that prohibits leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle. Allows law enforcement or reserve personnel to remove child, and provides exemption from civil liability. Requires the examiner of drivers to test driver's license applicants for knowledge of this offense. Requires rental car companies to place a notice in rental vehicles informing lessee of prohibition against leaving child unsupervised in a motor vehicle. (SD1)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Wednesday 04-23-08 at 10:00 am in conference room 224. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORITA, RHOADS, TAKAI, THIELEN, WAKAI TIA, JDL
HB357 HD2 SD1 CD1
Pedestrian Safety; Appropriation
RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
Appropriates funds to the department of transportation for conducting a pilot study to identify state and county intersections where the time to cross the intersection is insufficient for elderly pedestrians and to implement any immediate improvements to high-risk crosswalks and road crossings. (HB357 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 232, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 591). LEE, EVANS, HANOHANO, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORITA, RHOADS, TAKAI, THIELEN, Belatti, Chang, Green, Sonson, Souki, Wakai, Yamane TIA/IGM, WAM  SB1656
HB362 HD1 SD1
Motor Vehicle Accident; Traffic Safety
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.
Requires the driver or attending person of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident that involves only damage to the vehicle or other property, to drive a safely operable vehicle a safe place nearest the scene so as not to obstruct traffic. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Wednesday 04-23-08 at 10:00 am in conference room 224. LEE, CABANILLA, MORITA, Ito, Souki, Yamane TIA, JDL
HB379 HD1 SD2
Witness Fees; Criminal Cases
RELATING TO WITNESSES.
Increases witness fees, mileage fees, and per diem payments for witnesses for criminal cases. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). WATERS JDL, WAM
HB451 HD1 SD1
Graffiti
RELATING TO GRAFFITI.
Requires minors who commit graffiti to remove their graffiti from the affected property and to perform community service to remove graffiti from other properties. Reduces number of prior convictions for criminal property damage in order to be charged with the offense of aggravated criminal property damage. Mandates certain penalties, including graffiti eradication, for persons convicted of aggravated criminal property damage. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). NISHIMOTO JDL
HB466 HD1 SD2
Health; Mental Health Court; Conditional Release and Discharge; Forensic Patients; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the department of health to submit an annual report on forensic patients; requires yearly court status hearings for individuals ordered to be conditionally released or hospitalized as an inpatient by the mental health court; reduces the minimum length of hospitalization from ninety to thirty days for individuals who are recommitted after conditional release; makes appropriation for mental health court operations; creates criminal offense of assault in second degree for assault on employee of state-operated or state-contracted mental health facility. Effective 7/1/2025. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04/25/08 at 2:00pm in Conference Room 229. THIELEN, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, CARROLL, CHANG, EVANS, HANOHANO, LEE, LUKE, MORITA, RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Cabanilla, Har HTH, JDL/WAM  SB1110
HB469 HD1 SD2
Nondiscrimination; Housing; Domestic Violence Victim
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
Prohibits discrimination against domestic violence victims in real property transactions, specifically housing discrimination. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SHIMABUKURO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, CARROLL, CHANG, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, LEE, LUKE, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, PINE, RHOADS, THIELEN, Cabanilla HSP/CPH, JDL
HB483 HD1 SD1 CD1
Check Cashing; Regulation
RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Requires the department of commerce and consumer affairs to regulate the check cashing industry through registration requirements. (HB483 CD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). BERG, Belatti, Bertram, Brower, Mizuno, Nishimoto, B. Oshiro CPH
HB509 HD2 SD2
Transportation; Interisland Airlines; Loan Guarantee Trust Fund
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Allows DBEDT to guarantee up to 90% of the principal balance of a loan made by a private lending institution to a Hawaii air carrier; provided that the aggregate amount of the State's liability shall not exceed $          . Repealed on 06/30/2020. (HB509 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 224. SOUKI TRN, CPC, FIN
HB516 HD1 SD1
Repeat Sexual Offenders; Lifetime Parole
RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS.
Provides that repeat sexual offenders who have been convicted on two prior and separate occasions for an offense under section 707-730, 707-731, 707-732, or 707-733.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be placed on lifetime parole upon release from prison. Allows a repeat sexual offender placed on lifetime parole to initiate a special proceeding to challenge the applicability of lifetime parole. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 3:00PM in conference room 325. NAKASONE JDL
HB523 HD2 SD1 CD1
Foster Children; Guiding Principles
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes guiding principles for foster children and provides notice to foster children. (HB523 CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 183, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 825). MIZUNO, BERTRAM, CHING, MARUMOTO, MEYER, SHIMABUKURO, Awana, Manahan, Sonson HSP, JDL  SB1164
HB567 HD1 SD2
Motor Sports Facility; DAGS Cost Study
RELATING TO MOTOR SPORTS FACILITY.
Requires the department of accounting and general services to a study costs of developing an all-purpose motor sports facility on Oahu, including acquisition of land, construction, and costs of start-up, maintenance, and operation; authorizes the department to acquire land for a short-term motor sports facility. Appropriates funds. (SD2)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 3:15 pm in conference room 423. YAMANE EDT, WAM
HB600 HD1 SD2
Interpreters; Legal Proceedings
RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.
Requires the judiciary to certify interpreters and to appoint and use certified interpreters in legal proceedings. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:00pm in conference room 325. TAKUMI JDL, WAM  SB625
HB602 HD2 SD2
State Educational Facilities Improvement Special Fund
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Extends the sunset date for Act 304, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006, which requires that $90,000,000 be deposited into the state treasury in each fiscal year to the credit of the State Educational Facilities Improvement Special Fund for public school capital improvement program needs. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:50pm in conference room 329. TAKUMI EDU, WAM
HB639 HD2 SD1
Deposit Beverage Container; Dealers
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Requires redemption centers and dealers in high density areas to remain open for at least thirty-five hours per week, permits consumers to request that refund values be computed by container for up to two hundred containers or less, clarifies that redemption centers and dealers may use properly operated and maintained reverse vending machines to satisfy the requirements of the bottle recycling law, and clarifies that both dealers and redemption centers may refuse to pay a refund for nonconforming containers. Allows dealers in the same shopping center to coordinate the operation of a redemption center. Requires the department of health to encourage the facilitation of agreements between shopping center managers or owners, store owners, and dealers to establish redemption centers. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30 PM in Conference Room 225. MORITA, SAIKI, Carroll, Chong, Magaoay, Sagum, Thielen EEP, CPC, EDB, FIN  SB1245
HB647 HD2
Energy Resources; Public-Private Advisory Committee
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Repeals the Energy Resources Public-Private Advisory Committee. (HB647 HD2)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 025, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 316). MORITA ENE
HB652 HD2 SD2
Dam Safety; Appropriation
RELATING TO DAM SAFETY.
Adds extensive provisions to the existing dam safety law to improve safety to dams and reservoirs in the State. Creates dam safety special fund. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). MORITA, CARROLL, CHONG, ITO, MAGAOAY, SAIKI, THIELEN, Sagum WLH, JUD, FIN  SB656
HB660 SD1 CD1
Circuit Courts; Jurisdiction
RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS.
Expands the jurisdiction of the circuit courts to include impeachment proceedings against county officers. (HB660 CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 107, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 749). WATERS IGM, JDL
HB661 HD1 SD3 CD1
Campaign Spending; Public Funding
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Establishes pilot project for comprehensive public funding of Hawaii County Council Elections for three election cycles, beginning in 2010. Establishes penalties for failure to file a report and for filing a substantially defective or deficient report. Clarifies definition of "loan." Clarifies definition of "person" as including a business entity or organization. Requires amounts collected as administrative fines by Campaign Spending Commission to be deposited into the general fund. Increases State income tax check-off amount from $2 to $3 for deposit into the Hawaii election campaign fund. Increases amount of candidate's surplus funds that may be contributed to community services and other organizations. Clarifies deadlines and procedures for electronic filing. (HB661 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 244, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 603). WATERS, BELATTI, BERG, CALDWELL, GREEN, MIZUNO, Bertram JDL, WAM  SB1068
HB676 HD1 SD1
Cruelty to Animals
RELATING TO ANIMALS.
Revises the misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals.  Provides penalties.  Redefines "pet animal."(SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). B. OSHIRO, LUKE, WATERS JDL
HB760 HD2 SD2
Service Contracts Workers; Living Wage Requirements
RELATING TO A LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS ON SERVICE CONTRACTS.
Requires nonprofit organizations under contract for services in excess of $25,000 and for profit organizations under contract for services in excess of $5,000 (reduced from $25,000), to provide an income no less than the poverty guideline for Hawaii for a family of four. Includes provisions enhancing employees' ability to organize. Excludes certain nonprofit organizations. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). CALDWELL, B. OSHIRO, Say JDL, WAM
HB825 HD1 SD2
Family Caregivers; Omnibus Package
RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
Strengthens support of family caregivers by, among other things: extending the joint legislative committee on family caregiving, requiring the executive office on aging to conduct a comprehensive assessment of care recipients' needs and the needs of their family caregivers, and appropriating funds to expand services for care recipients and their family caregivers. Expands SAGE Plus program to the neighbor islands. (SD2)
(H ) 4/16/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-17-08 at 10:30 am in conference room 229. LEE, AWANA, BROWER, CHING, HANOHANO, MIZUNO, PINE, SONSON, THIELEN, Bertram, Carroll, Rhoads HSP, WAM  SB1202
HB859 HD2 SD2
Labor
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
Clarifies that certain statutory actions shall not be used to invalidate collective bargaining agreements in effect on and after June 30, 2007 and that such actions may be included in collective bargaining agreements. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SONSON, CALDWELL, CHONG, MAGAOAY, M. OSHIRO, Berg, Bertram, Herkes, Lee, McKelvey, Tsuji JDL, WAM
HB902 HD2 SD3
Important Agricultural Land Agricultural Business Tax Credit
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL TAX CREDITS.
Establishes the important agricultural land agricultural business tax credit. (SD3)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). TSUJI, BROWER, KARAMATSU, Chong WAH, EDT, WAM  SB1220
HB931 HD1 SD1 CD1
Mopeds
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
Exempts certain three-wheeled mopeds from seating and passenger restrictions on the operation of mopeds. Requires liability and property damage insurance on three-wheeled mopeds. Restricts three-wheeled mopeds to roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less. (HB931 CD1)
(H ) 6/19/2008 - Act 197, on 6/19/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 509). WAKAI, NISHIMOTO, Bertram, Souki TIA
HB936 HD2 SD1
Trade Regulation and Practice; Gift Certificates
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Prohibits a gift certificate issuer from charging back-end service fees for dormancy, maintenance, or inactivity. Prohibits issuance fees greater than $2 upon purchase of a certificate. Requires disclosure of service fees. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). HERKES CPH
HB962 SD2
Chronic Kidney Disease; Modified Home Care & Community Health Demonstration Project
RELATING TO CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE.
Appropriates funds for the modified home care and community health demonstration project to address chronic kidney disease, particularly end stage renal disease for patients living in remote areas of the State. (SD2)
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-16-08 at 10:30 am in conference room 229. MAGAOAY, CARROLL, CHANG, GREEN, HANOHANO, MANAHAN, Caldwell, Chong, Evans, Herkes, Ito, Karamatsu, Lee, Mizuno, Sagum, Tokioka, Yamane HTH, WAM  SB1258
HB987 HD1 SD2
Police Officers; Representation by Counsel
RELATING TO POLICE OFFICERS.
Clarifies meaning of "acts done in the performance of the officer's duty as a police officer" for purposes of determining if a police officer who is prosecuted or sued must be represented by an attorney provided by the county. Specifies that the police commission's request for recommendation by the county attorney or corporation counsel shall be responded to within seven days. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). WATERS JDL
HB1001 HD2 SD2
Affordable Rental Housing; Expedited Process
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Provides an expedited process for county review and decision on planning, zoning, and construction exemptions sought by a developer of an affordable rental project. Provides, if the county fails or refuses to take action on the proposed project, the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation may review and make a decision on the proposed project. Makes the provisions applicable only to a county with at least 750,000 residents for a four-year period. Appropriates funds. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAGUM, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Bertram, Brower, Cabanilla, Hanohano, McKelvey, Shimabukuro, Sonson CPH/IGM, WAM
HB1034 SD1
Department of Taxation; Special Fund; Electronic Filing
RELATING TO TAXES.
Establishes integrated tax services and management special fund to receive revenues from the integrated tax services and management systems post-implementation revenue-generating initiatives; provides that moneys in the fund will be used to pay for the integrated tax services and management systems; requires that the department of taxation, by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall require the electronic, telephonic, or optical filing of tax returns under certain conditions; provides that a service fee shall not be required. (SD1)
(S ) 4/27/2007 - The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Fukunaga, Baker, Ige; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Whalen. CHONG, BELATTI, CARROLL, HANOHANO, LEE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Tokioka EDT/WAM
HB1037 HD1 SD1
Shoreline Setback
RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
Requires affected agencies to account for sea-level rise and minimize risks from coastal hazards such as erosion, storm inundation, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Preserves public access and public shoreline access. Extends shoreline setback to not less than forty feet from shoreline and requires counties to account for annual erosion rates. (SD1)
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Re-referred to WLH, EEP, referral sheet 79 CHONG, ITO, YAMASHITA WLH, EEP
HB1104 HD1 SD1
Kohala Historic Sites State Monument
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Requires consultation with the kahuna nui of the Mo‘okini heiau before any alterations or improvements to the state monument and before any additional organized profitmaking venture involving the state monument takes place. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY WAH
HB1114 HD2 SD2
Agribusiness Development Corporation; Molokai Irrigation System
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Amends agribusiness development corporation law to refocus and direct the role of the corporation to one of taking control of infrastructure from closing large crop plantation operations and converting the infrastructure for use by multiple diversified agricultural enterprises. Removes department of agriculture's oversight of the corporation. Makes Molokai irrigation system water users advisory board a governing board. Increases number of members of the board. Allows nomination from Molokai homestead stakeholder organizations. Establishes the Molokai irrigation special fund for the purpose of repair and maintenance of the Molokai irrigation system. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY, KARAMATSU, YAMASHITA WAH, WAM
HB1120 HD2 SD1
Dental Health
RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.
Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the establishment or expansion of communitybased dental health clinics that are operated by federally-qualified health centers to provide a continuum of dental care to medicaid and QUESTeligible adults and children, the developmentally disabled, and the uninsured. (SD1)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Monday 04-21-08 at 10:00 am in conference room 229. GREEN, MIZUNO, Belatti, Tokioka HLT, HSH, FIN
HB1133 HD1 SD2
Election Day Registration
RELATING TO ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION.
Authorizes voter registration on election day. Requires office of elections to develop an election day registration system. Makes appropriation. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1552
HB1149 HD1 SD1
Controlled Substance; Child
RELATING TO DRUGS.
Increases the penalties for possession of a controlled substance with knowledge that a child is present in the structure where the offense occurs. Effective upon approval. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1564
HB1152 HD1 SD2
Sentencing; Jury factual determination, enhanced penalties
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
Requires jury factual determination of criteria for extended sentencing. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1567
HB1153 SD1 CD1
Controlled Substances; Precursors to Manufacture
RELATING TO PRECURSORS TO THE MANUFACTURE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Subjects to seizure and forfeiture any money or thing of value, and any vehicle used to transport precursor chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing a controlled substance. (HB1153 CD1)
(S ) 6/17/2008 - Act 185, 6/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 827). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1568
HB1201 HD1 SD1
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Allows the office of Hawaiian affairs' board of trustees to determine how beneficiaries in every county may participate in the preparation of each biennial and supplemental office of Hawaiian affairs budget. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) WAH, WAM  SB1545
HB1260 HD1 SD1
Examinations of Defendants
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
Restores the court's authority to order a mental or medical examination of a defendant before sentencing. Effective on approval. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) HTH, JDL  SB1346
HB1268 HD3 SD2
Education; Innovation Initiatives; Appropriation
RELATING TO INNOVATION IN EDUCATION.
Establishes the applied learning high school academy program that will link the curriculum of a school to the mission of a particular agency or University of Hawaii campus; establishes the Hawaii excellence through science and technology academy program to increase the readiness and motivation of public high school graduates to pursue post secondary training and career options in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines; establishes the fostering inspiration and relevance through science and technology pre-academy program; establishes a professional development program to provide practicing public elementary, middle, and high school science and mathematics teachers with opportunities to increase their knowledge and understanding of recent developments in science, technology, and mathematics; provides stipends as an initiative for individuals who hold degrees in STEM subjects to obtain teaching certificates through the University of Hawaii's post baccalaureate certificate in secondary education program; creates the business/education internship and mentorship program; makes appropriations. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) EDU/EDT, WAM  SB1354
HB1277 HD2 SD3
Leeward Coast Tax Credit; Repeal Ko Olina and Makaha Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
Establishes an income tax credit for the revitalization of the leeward coast. Provides an income tax credit for affordable rental housing and educational and training facilities, and educational media facilities, constructed in the leeward coast of Oahu. Repeals the Ko Olina Resort and Marina and Makaha Resort tax credit. (SD3)
(S ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 647). SAY (BR) EDB, TAC, HSH, FIN  SB1363
HB1283 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Community Development Authority
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Allows the Hawaii community development authority to sell a fee simple interest in reserved housing units; permanently allows Hawaii community development authority to repurchase property; establishes Kakaako central small business district; requires the authority to confer and obtain consensus from real property owners within and adjacent to a proposed public facility prior to undertaking any public facility as part of the district-wide improvement program; requires that the dedication for public school facilities in the Kakaako community development district be on a fair-share basis, as determined by the department of education, and agreed to in writing by the department of education and the developer; transfers funds from the Hawaii community development revolving fund to the department of education. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) HSH, WLH, EDB, FIN  SB1369
HB1289 HD2 SD3
Renewable Energy Technology; Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Establishes that all energy technology systems must be installed and placed in service in the State of Hawaii to obtain the State's income tax energy tax credit; changes tax credits applicable to shareholder pro rata shares in S corporations. (SD3)
(S ) 4/4/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 458). SAY (BR) ENE, EDT, WAM  SB1375
HB1292 HD1 SD2 CD1
ERS Election
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Repeals provisions that allow: elective officers to exercise their option to join the ERS at any time during their term of office; and elective officers and judges to withdraw from ERS membership while remaining in office. Repeals the provisions that make ERS membership by elective officers optional and replaces those provisions with a new section that requires elective officers to exercise a one-time irrevocable option to join the ERS when they are elected for the first time (or, in the case of existing office holders, by February 1, 2008). Sets forth the circumstances under which retirants may return to service as elective officers without suspension of retirement benefits. Repeals the provision that allows elective officers and judges who have reached the statutory cap on retirement benefits to withdraw from ERS membership by nominally retiring even though they remain in office. (HB1292 CD2)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-18-08 at 10:35 am in conference room 325. SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1378
HB1339 HD1 SD1
Contractor Licensing
RELATING TO CONTRACTOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR DISASTER.
Ensures an adequate supply of licensed contractors is available to perform necessary repairs and reconstruction work during a state of emergency or disaster. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) CPH  SB1425
HB1353 HD1 SD1
Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.
Authorizes the transfer of moneys from the Hawaiian home receipts fund to the native Hawaiian rehabilitation fund. Provides for consultation with beneficiaries when a project includes commercial development. Establishes the Hawaiian home lands community development fund with revenue-sharing from commercial development projects in order to fund community and cultural programming for beneficiaries of the trust in the Hawaiian homestead communities. Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to consult with the beneficiaries of the trust before agreeing to lower allowable loan amounts. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) WAH, WAM  SB1439
HB1356 HD2 SD2 CD1
Former Foster Youth; Higher Education Board Allowance
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD ALLOWANCE FOR FORMER FOSTER YOUTH.
Increases the time periods during which a former foster youth may apply for and receive higher education board allowance benefits. (HB1356 CD1)
(S ) 6/20/2008 - Act 198, 6/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 840). SAY (BR) HSP, WAM  SB1442
HB1359 HD1 SD2 CD1
State Pharmacy Assistance Program
RELATING TO THE STATE PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Creates a Hawaii State Pharmacy Assistance program by merging the current State Pharmacy Assistance program which coordinates the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit and the Hawaii Rx plus program under a single comprehensive Hawaii State Pharmacy Assistance program umbrella. Requires the Department of Human Services to take all steps necessary to enable participation in joint prescription drug purchasing agreements with any other health benefits plan or organization within or outside of this state that agrees to participate in a joint purchasing agreement. (HB1359 CD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) HTH/CPH, WAM  SB1445
HB1365 SD2 CD1
Deferred Compensation; State of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS.
Clarifies that the Board of Trustees of both the State Deferred Compensation Plan and the State Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan for Part-time, Temporary, and Seasonal or Casual Employees may select and offer participants investment products that are commonly offered in the securities industry or other deferred compensation plans and are determined to be reasonable, prudent investment products. Effective 7/1/2008. (HB1365 CD1)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 092, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 396). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM  SB1451
HB1402 HD2 SD2
Correctional Industries; Maximum Temporary Exempt Employees
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.
Amends the maximum number of temporary exempt positions for the correctional industries program from 45 employees to 65. (HB1402 SD2)
(S ) 5/12/2008 - Act 065, 5/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 707). SAY (BR) PSM, LAB, FIN  SB1488
HB1403 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Paroling Authority
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY.
Increases the level of service of two members of the Hawaii Paroling Authority from part-time to full-time. (SD1)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 04-18-08 at 9:35 am in conference room 312. SAY (BR) PBS, WAM  SB1489
HB1406 HD1 SD1
Endangering the welfare of a minor.
RELATING TO ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
Expands the crimes of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first and second degrees to include situations in which an adult causes or permits a minor to inject, ingest, or inhale a controlled substance that was not prescribed by a physician. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) JDL  SB1492
HB1412 HD1 SD1 CD1
Department of Taxation; Special Fund; Electronic Filing
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION'S BENEFITS-FUNDED REVENUE-GENERATING COMPUTER INITIATIVES.
Establishes the integrated tax services and management special fund to receive revenues from the integrated tax services and management system's post-implementation revenue-generating initiatives; provides that moneys in the fund will be used to pay for the integrated tax services and management system; authorizes the department of taxation, by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the electronic, telephonic, or optical filing of tax returns under certain conditions; provides that a service fee shall not be required, includes the implementation of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and related software in the department of taxation's performance-based contracts. (HB1412 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) EDT/WAM  SB1498
HB1423 SD1
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) LANES.
Allows the director of transportation and highway engineers to use evaluation of traffic demand and traffic volumes to establish occupancy requirements for high occupancy vehicle lanes. (SD1)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). SAY (BR) TIA  SB1509
HB1440 HD3 SD1
Public Safety; Ombudsman
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Clarifies that the Office of Ombudsman has the authority to investigate contractual acts of facilities with which the Department of Public Safety has contracted to hold individuals committed to the custody of the Director of Public Safety. (SD1)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 04-18-08 at 9:35 am in conference room 312. HANOHANO, AWANA, SHIMABUKURO, Belatti, Evans, Green, Tokioka PBS, JDL/WAM
HB1452 HD1 SD1
Depleted Uranium; Mandatory Soil Samples; Schofield Barracks
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires the department of health to take soil samples within 500 meters of Schofield Barracks to assess for depleted uranium, at least once every 3 months, and annually report to the legislature. (SD1)
(H ) 4/27/2007 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-27-07 at 2:15 pm in conference room 225. GREEN, MIZUNO, Bertram, Rhoads IGM/HTH, WAM
HB1479 HD2 SD2
Group Health Insurance; Small Business
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
Requires group health issuers to offer all group health plans to self-employed individuals who are licensed by the department of commerce and consumer affairs and who are located in the group health issuer's service areas. Allows insurer to impose limitations on the timing of enrollment and reenrollment to control adverse selection and plan member costs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). GREEN, CHANG, MIZUNO, TAKAI, WATERS, Bertram HTH, CPH
HB1516 HD2 SD2
Relocation of Honolulu Marine, Inc.; Appropriation
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT AND THE RELOCATION OF HONOLULU MARINE, INC. TO KEEHI SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
Appropriates funds for the relocation of Honolulu Marine, Inc., dba Kewalo Shipyard. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). MAGAOAY, Chong, Karamatsu, Manahan, Rhoads, Souki WAH, WAM
HB1639 HD2 SD3
Important Agricultural Lands; Tax Incentives
RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Excludes rental income derived from agricultural leases on important agricultural lands from gross and adjusted gross income, and taxable income, under certain conditions, and exempts rental income derived from agricultural leases on important agricultural lands from the general excise tax law, under certain conditions; establishes a reimbursable real property tax credit for one hundred per cent of the actual amount of real property tax paid by taxpayers real property tax assessed on lands designated as important agricultural lands; provides farmer and employee housing on lands designated as important agricultural lands. Establishes minimum lot sizes on important agricultural lands. Makes appropriations. (SD3)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). TSUJI, BROWER, Chang, Chong, Evans, Hanohano, Ito, Manahan, Yamashita WAH, EDT, WAM
HB1745 HD3 SD1
Employment; Worker Retention; Unemployment Insurance
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
Establishes job security requirements upon the sale, merger or other transfer of a business establishment that employs 100 or more persons. Establishes penalties paid into the Employment and Training Fund and used for training and employment programs. Enables certain employers that acquire a business to also acquire its predecessor's unemployment insurance contribution assessment rate through December 31, 2007. Assesses penalty of $1. (SD1)
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 671). TAKUMI, BELATTI, HANOHANO, MIZUNO, MORITA, TAKAI, YAMANE, Chong, M. Oshiro, Souki, Takamine JDL
HB1755 HD1 SD1
General Excise Tax; Service-to-Service Transactions
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Clarifies that the reduced general excise tax rate of 0.5 per cent on service-to-service wholesale transactions applies to dealers that furnish goods or services to fulfill manufacturer warranty obligations to purchasers of the manufacturer's tangible personal property. (SD1)
(S ) 5/21/2008 - Act 089, 5/21/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 731). YAMASHITA, KARAMATSU, Chong, Say EDT, WAM  SB1976
HB1832 HD1 SD1 CD1
Outdoor Advertising
RELATING TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING.
Limits the size of outdoor advertising displays on residential property. (HB1832 CD1)
(H ) 4/30/2008 - Received notice of reconsideration and Recommittal (Sen. Com. No. 731). CALDWELL, WATERS JDL
HB1836 HD1 SD2
Gambling; Lottery; Sweepstakes
RELATING TO GAMBLING.
Amends definition of gambling to clarify that purchase of sweepstakes entry that also provides nominal non-gambling value constitutes gambling even if sweepstakes entry can be obtained without payment of consideration. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). CHING, SAY, Belatti, Hanohano, Ito, Meyer, Pine JDL
HB1848 HD2 SD2
Aquatic Resources; Maka‘i O Ke Kai Program; Established
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
Encourages the department of land and natural resources to work with local communities to manage near shore reef resources through the maka‘i o ke kai program. Provides grants for community-based marines resource management. Establishes the community-based marine resource management advisory committee to advise the department of land and natural resources' on resource management and fisheries' rules. Makes appropriations. (SD2)
(H ) 4/10/2008 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 619). ITO, CABANILLA, CHONG, HANOHANO, Lee, Shimabukuro, Yamashita WAH, WAM
HB1909 HD1 SD2
Legislators; Standards of Conduct; Ethics
RELATING TO STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
Establishes ethics requirements for legislators, spouse of legislators, employees, and lobbyists. (SD2)
(S ) 4/24/2008 - Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 799). SAY, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CALDWELL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASONE, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, SAGUM, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Carroll, Rhoads, Takamine JDL
HB1950 HD1 SD2
Housing Project Approvals; County Councils; Land Use Commission
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Amends chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, housing development provisions to allow county councils to approve certain expedited government housing development projects with modifications, and to extend the county and land use commission approval or disapproval window for these projects from 45 to      days. Adds a definition for "eligible project" in section 201H-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals the definition of "eligible project" in section 201H-121, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD2)
(H ) 4/15/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-17-08 at 2:00 pm in conference room 312. CARROLL, BERG, CHANG, EVANS, SAY, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, Brower, Hanohano, Mizuno IGM/WAH, CPH
HB1978 HD1 SD1
Public Order; Human Waste; Prohibition
RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.
Extends sunset by three years of the prohibition against urinating or defecating in public within the boundaries of downtown Honolulu. (SD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 077, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 719). RHOADS, BROWER JDL  SB2265
HB2003 SD1
Hawaii Energy Policy Forum
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ENERGY POLICY FORUM.
Makes an appropriation for the continuation of the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum and for the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum to continue its study with the Energy-efficient Transportation Strategies Working Group to develop energy-efficient transportation strategies. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum to continue its study with the Energy-efficient Transportation Strategies Working Group to develop energy-efficient transportation strategies. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 7:30 pm in conference room 309. MORITA, CARROLL ENE, WAM  SB2624
HB2005 HD1 SD3
Renewable Energy Technologies; Tax Credits
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.
Amends the renewable energy technologies tax credit to authorize refundable and non-refundable credits for solar electric energy systems; clarifies remaining renewable energy technologies tax credits. (SD3)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 7:30 pm in conference room 309. MORITA, CARROLL ENE, EDT, WAM  SB2623
HB2009 SD1
Correctional Program Revolving Fund; Repeal
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Repeals section 353-33, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which establishes the correctional program revolving fund for the purpose of offsetting the cost of providing programs for inmates. (SD1)
(S ) 5/12/2008 - Act 064, 5/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 706). EVANS PBS, WAM
HB2040 SD2
Hawaii's Economy; Small Business; Commercial Leases; Sustainability
RELATING TO HAWAII'S ECONOMY.
Mandates certain conditions applicable to certain commercial and industrial leases (Part I). Creates a department of planning and sustainability by combining the office of planning, commission on water resource management, energy resources coordinator responsibilities, land use commission, office of environmental quality control, and Hawaii community development authority (Parts II-VI). (HB2040 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 423. MIZUNO, AWANA, BROWER, MARUMOTO, MEYER, WARD EDB, WLH, EEP, HSH, FIN
HB2045 SD1
Global Youth Center
RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL YOUTH CENTER.
Establishes a global youth center at the University of Hawaii. (HB2045 SD1)
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Vetoed on 04-29-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 681). MIZUNO, AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, SHIMABUKURO, WARD, Har, Magaoay, Sagum EDU, WAM
HB2047 HD2 SD2
Individual Development Accounts; DHS; Appropriation
RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS.
Clarifies guidelines for individual development accounts (IDAs). Designates the department of human services or a contracted agency to administer IDAs. (HB2047 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30 PM in Conference Room 229. MIZUNO, AWANA, LEE, Belatti HSP, WAM
HB2062 HD1 SD2 CD1
Long-term Care; Medicaid; Transfer of Funds; Federal Approval
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
Requires the Department of Human Services to apply to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow persons who are eligible to receive Medicaid funds for nursing home care to remain at home to receive care. (HB2062 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 241, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 600). MIZUNO, BELATTI, CHING, HAR, MARUMOTO, MEYER, THIELEN, WARD HSP, WAM
HB2085 HD1 SD2
Agribusiness Development Corporation; Board of Directors; Strategic Plan
RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires members of the board of the agribusiness development corporation to have knowledge, experience, and expertise within certain secondary industries related to agriculture. Requires the agribusiness development corporation to develop a five year strategic plan to be presented to the legislature prior to the 2009 Regular Session. (SD2)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. YAMASHITA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Chong, Nakasone AHW
HB2137 HD2 SD3
Tax Credits; Organ Donation; Electronic Health Records
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Provides a one-time tax credit for expenses related to an organ transplant and donation and also for expenses incurred by independent physicians pursuant to a health insurer's grant program established or sponsored by a medical association or health insurer to establish and implement electronic medical records systems for the independent physicians. (HB2137 SD3)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04/25/08 at 2:00pm in Conference Room 229. MIZUNO, AWANA, CHANG, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HTH, EDT, WAM
HB2138 HD1
Caregivers; Caregiver Recognition Day
RELATING TO CAREGIVER RECOGNITION DAY.
Establishes an annual Caregiver Recognition Day on the first Saturday of November. (HB2138 HD1)
(S ) 4/8/2008 - Act 006, 4/4/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 622). MIZUNO, AWANA, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HSP
HB2139 HD2 SD1 CD1
Anatomical Gifts
RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS.
Enacts the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. (HB2139 CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 122, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 427). MIZUNO, AWANA, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HTH, JDL
HB2163 HD2 SD1
UH; Preaudit
RELATING TO COMPTROLLER SUPERVISION OF ACCOUNTS.
Limits the University of Hawaii's duty to preaudit all proposed payments to those that amount to $10,000 or more. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 037, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 331). CHANG, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, Berg, Brower, Har, Herkes, Lee, Sagum, Tsuji, Wakai EDU, WAM  SB2677
HB2164 HD1 SD1
University of Hawaii; Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
RELATING TO THE CANCER RESEARCH SPECIAL FUND.
Increases the sources of revenue available to support the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Allows moneys in cancer research special fund to be used for capital expenditures. (HB2164 SD1)
(H ) 5/20/2008 - Act 084, on 5/20/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 386). CHANG, BERG, BERTRAM, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, MAGAOAY, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, TSUJI, Brower, Rhoads, Sagum, Wakai HTH/EDU, WAM  SB2673
HB2165
Registered Nurses; Licensure
RELATING TO NURSING.
Allows a master's degree candidate in a nursing program who has completed the pre-licensure component of the program to apply for a license by examination to practice as a registered nurse.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 023, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 314). CHANG, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, HANOHANO, HAR, ITO, MAGAOAY, MORITA, TSUJI, Herkes, Karamatsu, Lee, Nishimoto, Rhoads, Sagum, Wakai, Yamashita HTH, CPH  SB2674
HB2168 HD1
H2 Technologies; Hydrogen Generation and Conversion; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to H2 Technologies, Incorporated for construction of Hydrogen Generator Appliance Laboratory and hydrogen generation and conversion facilities. (HB2168 HD1)
(S ) 5/28/2008 - Act 116, 5/27/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 758). MORITA, CHANG, GREEN, HANOHANO, Carroll, Evans, Herkes, Tsuji ENE, WAM  SB2565
HB2169 HD1
Hawaii Medical Board
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Changes the name of the "Board of Medical Examiners" to the "Hawaii Medical Board". (HB2169 HD1)
(S ) 4/14/2008 - Act 009, 4/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 627). GREEN CPH
HB2196 HD2 SD2
Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving; Kupuna Care; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force; Respite Care; Appropriations
RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
Extends the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place; expands the committee's mandate to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the aging and disability resource center to report to the committee; requires the joint legislative committee to develop a model for a cash and counseling program; appropriates funds to the joint legislative committee; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program; establishes a task force to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren; appropriates funds to the executive office on aging to continue its respite inventory project in collaboration with the University of Hawaii. (HB2196 SD2)
(H ) 4/23/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-24-08 at 10:00 am in conference room 229. LEE, BELATTI, CHING, HAR, MARUMOTO, MEYER, MIZUNO, RHOADS, SONSON, THIELEN, WATERS HSP, WAM
HB2204 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii County Package; Liability of Firearm Owners
RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF A FIREARM OWNER.
Exempts state and counties from absolute liability for use of a firearm owned by the state or county if it is used by a law enforcement officer outside of the course and scope of the officer's duties as a law enforcement officer. (HB2204 CD1)
(H ) 5/30/2008 - Act 129, on 5/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 438). SAY (BR) JDL  SB2183
HB2224 HD1 SD2
Group Health Insurers; Small Business
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Requires group health issuers to offer small group health plans to self-employed individuals who are registered or licensed by the department of commerce and consumer affairs and are located in the group issuer's service areas. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to exempt certain group health plans based on specified criteria. Allows limits on timing of enrollment and reenrollment to control adverse selection and plan costs. Repeals on 7/1/13. (SD2)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 120, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 425). SAY HLT, EDB, LAB, CPC
HB2238 HD1 SD1
Housing; Affordability
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Requires public housing projects and affordable housing funded by county or state funds to remain affordable in perpetuity. (SD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SHIMABUKURO HSP, WAM
HB2245 HD1 SD2 CD1
UH; Commercial Enterprises
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Authorizes the transfer of all University of Hawaii funds, with the exception of general funds and UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund moneys, into the UH Commercial Enterprises Revolving Fund to finance the establishment of new commercial enterprises. (HB2245 CD1)
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 106, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 748). CHANG, BERTRAM, EVANS, HANOHANO, MAGAOAY, MIZUNO, SONSON, Har, Herkes, Ito, Karamatsu, Sagum, Takamine, Wakai, Yamane EDU, WAM  SB2675
HB2250 HD1
Hawaii Interisland Airlines Regulation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes a statutory scheme for the regulation of Hawaii inter-island air carriers; provided that federal legislation is enacted to permit implementation. (HB2250 HD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 1 on 07-08-08. HERKES TIA/CPH
HB2253 HD2 SD1 CD1
Liquor Law
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 281, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, INTOXICATING LIQUOR, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, CORRECTING ERRORS, AND DELETING UNNECESSARY AND OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.
Amends sections of Chapter 281, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to update the liquor laws. (HB2253 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 168, on 6/12/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 478). HERKES, YAMASHITA JDL
HB2254 HD2 SD1
Financial Institution Name Fraud; Banks
RELATING TO BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Prohibits the deceptive use of the name or trademark of a financial institution or its affiliates or subsidiaries. Establishes $10,000 fine for violations. (SD1)
(H ) 4/30/2008 - Act 051, on 4/30/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 350). HERKES CPH, JDL
HB2255 HD2 SD2 CD1
Life Insurance; National Association of Insurance Commissioners
RELATING TO LIFE INSURANCE.
Allows premiums for employee group life insurance policies to be paid entirely by the employer or the insured employee, respectively, or by both. Eliminates requirement that the employee group life insurance policies must cover at least ten employees at date of issue. Eliminates policy limits against loss due to death of a dependent other than the spouse of the insured employee under an employee group life insurance policy. Excludes from the applicability of laws relating to the replacement of life insurance policies and annuities the exercise among corporate affiliates of a term conversion privilege. (HB2255 CD1)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 155, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 797). HERKES CPH, JDL
HB2256 HD2 SD1
Insurance; Unfair Practices; Exception for Small Insurers
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
Allows an exception for small insurers with less than five per cent of the health insurance market share to offer different types of benefits in a single unified policy. (SD1)
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Re-referred to CPC, HLT, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 79 HERKES (BR) CPC, HLT, JUD, FIN
HB2261 HD2 SD1
Agriculture and Aquacultural Loans; Sustainability Projects
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
Includes farm sustainable projects in the existing agricultural loan program, and aquaculture sustainable projects in the existing aquacultural loan program. (SD1)
(S ) 7/1/2008 - Act 209, 7/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 852). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, ITO, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Herkes, Takamine AHW, ENE, WAM
HB2263 SD1
Harbors; Noise; Scaling Exemption
RELATING TO HARBORS.
Allows the director of transportation to adopt rules that regulate harbor noise; exempts from scaling any vehicles used in transshipping neighbor island bound cargo directly between piers in Honolulu Harbor, and any activities limited to crossing a public road, street, or highway within the State at locations approved by the director of transportation, in the case of state highways, or the county engineer, in the case of county roads and streets. (SD1)
(S ) 4/29/2008 - Vetoed on 04-29-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 682). RHOADS ENE/TIA
HB2271 HD1 SD2
Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Castle Medical Center
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER AND ITS AFFILIATES.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to assist Castle Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2008. (HB2271 SD2)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 075, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 377). CHONG, GREEN, ITO, MIZUNO, WATERS HTH, WAM  SB2397
HB2272 HD2 SD2 CD1
Civil Service Law; Qualified Community Rehabilitation Programs
RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
Extends the exemption from the county civil service laws for contracts for personal services to contracts for building, custodial, and grounds maintenance services with qualified community rehabilitation programs lasting no more than one year and at a cost of no more than $850,000. (HB2272 CD1)
(H ) 7/3/2008 - Act 213, on 7/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 528). SOUKI, NAKASONE, SAY HSP/JDL, WAM  SB2435
HB2293 HD1 SD2 CD2
Galbraith Estate; Agricultural Lands; Agribusiness
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Establishes various provisions and mechanisms to allow the Agribusiness Development Corporation to acquire agricultural lands. Authorizes ADC to acquire specific agricultural lands located on Oahu and owned by the Galbraith Estate. (CD2)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 234, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 593). M. OSHIRO AHW/WTL, WAM
HB2301 HD1 SD1
Dentistry
RELATING TO DENTISTRY.
Prohibits interference in the practice of dentistry by an unlicensed person or entity. (SD1)
(H ) 4/29/2008 - Act 44, on 4/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 340). CALDWELL HTH, CPH
HB2302 HD2 SD2
Electronic Recording; Bureau of Conveyances
RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
Requires the department of land and natural resources to plan and design a new electronic filing system for the bureau of conveyances and to seek approval from the legislature prior to system implementation. Makes an appropriation. (HB2302 SD2)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 5:45 PM in conference room 414. CALDWELL, HAR, HERKES, Souki CPH/JDL, WAM
HB2306 HD2 SD2
General Excise Tax; Health Care; Uniformed Service Members
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.
Exempts from the general excise tax amounts received by managed care support contractors as reimbursements of costs or advances made pursuant to a contract for the administration of the federal TRICARE program. Effective upon approval, retroactive to January 1, 2005. (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 312. CALDWELL, GREEN PSM, HLT, FIN
HB2326 HD2 SD1
Real Property; Mortgage Foreclosure
RELATING TO MORTGAGES.
Requires mortgage foreclosure rescuers to provide specific information and disclosures to distressed property owners and imposes specific prohibitions on mortgage foreclosure rescuers. (SD1)
(H ) 6/4/2008 - Act 137, on 6/3/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 447). CALDWELL, HERKES CPH, JDL
HB2346 HD2 SD2 CD1
Endangering Welfare of a Minor
RELATING TO ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
Expands the crimes of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first and second degrees to include situations in which an adult causes or permits a minor to inject, ingest, or inhale certain controlled substances that were not prescribed for the minor by a physician. (HB2346 CD1)
(H ) 5/16/2008 - Act 081, on 5/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 383). WATERS, SAY, Morita, Tsuji, Yamane, Yamashita HSP, JDL
HB2347 HD1
Scrap Dealers; Violations
RELATING TO METAL.
Affirms that penalties in section 445-235, HRS, apply if scrap dealer violates either section 445-232 or 445-233, HRS. (HB2347 HD1)
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 032, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 663). WATERS, MORITA, SAY, TSUJI, YAMANE, Yamashita CPH, JDL
HB2366 SD1 CD1
Organ Donor Registry
RELATING TO THE ORGAN DONOR REGISTRY.
Establishes a statewide organ donor registry. (HB2366 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 165, on 6/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 475). MIZUNO, AWANA, GREEN, MAGAOAY, RHOADS HTH, WAM
HB2369
DOE; After-school
RELATING TO THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLUS PROGRAM REVOLVING FUND.
Limits the after-school plus program revolving fund revenues to participation fees and interest.
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 033, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 664). TAKUMI, Berg, Takamine EDU, WAM
HB2372 HD2 SD2 CD1
Time Share Plans; Limited Permits
RELATING TO TIME SHARE PLANS.
Allows limited permits for offers or sales relating to certain time share plans. (HB2372 CD1)
(S ) 6/16/2008 - Act 181, 6/16/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 823). YAMANE, HANOHANO, Chang, Tsuji, Yamashita TAC, CPC, FIN
HB2376 HD1 SD1
State Fire Council; Brushfire Mitigation Plan
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
Requires the state fire council to develop a statewide brushfire mitigation plan. Appropriates funds to implement a public education program on brushfire prevention and safety. Establishes 2 full-time positions within the state fire council. (HB2376 SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 312. YAMANE, EVANS, TSUJI, YAMASHITA IGM, WAM
HB2386 SD2 CD1
Workers' Compensation; Temporary Total Disability
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires an employer to pay temporary total disability benefits regardless of whether the employer controverts the right to benefits. Specifies that the employee's ability to return to work is to be decided by the employee's treating physician. Convenes a working group. Effective upon approval for the convening of the working group; 7/1/2009 if there is no consensus among the working group. (HB 2386 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 898). SONSON, Ito, Karamatsu, Lee, Takamine JDL, WAM
HB2387 HD1 SD2
Workers' Compensation; IME Working Group
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Establishes a working group on funding for workers' compensation independent medical examinations to determine how best to fund independent medical examinations. (HB2387 SD2
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 900). SONSON, Belatti, Brower, Cabanilla, Ito, Karamatsu, Takamine JDL, WAM
HB2388 HD1 SD2 CD1
Workers' compensation; Medical Treatment
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Requires the employer to continue medical services to an injured employee despite disputes over whether treatment should be continued, until the director of labor and industrial relations decides whether treatment should be continued. Effective 7/1/2008. (HB2388 CD1)
(S ) 7/8/2008 - Vetoed on 07-08-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 899). SONSON, Belatti, Brower, Ito, Karamatsu, Takamine JDL, WAM
HB2391 HD1
Legal Service; Deputy Attorney General
RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICE.
Permits a deputy attorney general, except for the attorney general's first deputy, to provide pro bono legal service if the pro bono legal service does not create a conflict of interest with the duties of the deputy's office. (HB2391 HD1)
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Vetoed on 04-14-08 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 631). WATERS JDL
HB2395 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Innovation Development Corporation; STEM; Appropriation
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Establishes the Hawaii Innovation Development Corporation to promote the development and exploitation of innovations and inventions that have direct economic benefits for Hawaii. Establishes the science, technology, and education special fund. Amends Act 111, SLH 2007, to redirect deposit of the fiscal year 2008-2009 appropriation into the science, technology, and education special fund. Amends Act 111 and 271, SLH 2007 by appropriating additional funds in fiscal year 2008-2009 for the support and expansion of existing STEM-related programs such as robotics, research experiences for teachers, and project EAST programs. Appropriates moneys from the federal temporary assistance for needy families program funds and from general funds for STEM programs and K-12 creative media education programs. (HB2395 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 423. M. OSHIRO EDB, EDN/HED, FIN
HB2408 HD1 SD2
Mortgage Brokers
RELATING TO MORTGAGE BROKERS.
Allows the commissioner of financial institutions to regulate, license, examine, and enforce laws relating to mortgage brokers and loan originators. Repeals chapter 454, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to mortgage brokers and solicitors. Eff. 7/1/2025. (SD2)
(S ) 4/18/2008 - The Conference Committee has deleted the measure from decision making scheduled on 04-21-08 at 1:00 pm in conference room 016. HERKES CPC, JUD, FIN
HB2415 HD1 SD2
High Technology Development Corporation Loans and Grants
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Part I removes the $25,000 limit on HTDC grants to recipients of federal small business innovation research phase I awards or contracts, or federal small business technology transfer program awards; retains limit of 50% of the federal award or contract; part II repeals chapter 206M, part IV, HRS (high technology innovation corporation); requires any contractual obligation to cease with the repeal and unexpended moneys to lapse to the general fund; appropriates $      in 2008-2009 for SBIR and STTR grants. (HB2415 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 423. YAMASHITA EDT, WAM
HB2428
State Highways; County Subdivision Ordinances; Exemption
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Exempts state highways projects from county subdivision approvals regarding highway projects that involve acquisitions.
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Act 012, 4/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 630). NAKASONE TIA/IGM  SB2441
HB2429 HD2 SD2
Stadium; Feasibility Study; Appropriation
RELATING TO RECREATION.
Requires the University of Hawaii, with the assistance of other public and private sector entities involved in the development of west Oahu, to study the feasibility of constructing a new recreational stadium in west Oahu; report to the 2009 legislature. (HB2429 SD2)
(S ) 4/16/2008 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 740). CHANG, BERTRAM, EVANS, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, SONSON, TAKAI, TSUJI, Lee, M. Oshiro, Souki, Takamine, Yamane EDT/EDU, WAM
HB2436 HD2 SD2
Display Fireworks; Consumer Fireworks; Permits; Minors
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
Amends the definition of "display fireworks"; clarifies prohibitions; clarifies that minors are prohibited from selling fireworks; and requires $25 fee for consumer fireworks; (SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 038, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 332). YAMANE, EVANS, MCKELVEY, WATERS PBS, JDL  SB2554
HB2438 HD2 SD2 CD1
Fire-Safe Cigarettes; State Fire Council
RELATING TO CIGARETTES.
Establishes a process to ensure that only fire-safe cigarettes are sold in Hawaii. Effective 9/30/2009. (HB2438 CD1)
(H ) 7/7/2008 - Act 218, on 7/7/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 536). YAMANE, EVANS, MCKELVEY, Sagum, Tokioka, Tsuji, Yamashita CPH/HTH, JDL
HB2441
DOE; Workers' Compensation
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
Provides for workers' compensation coverage for students participating in school-approved work-based learning programs sponsored by the department of education or the University of Hawaii.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 024, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 315). TAKUMI EDU/JDL, WAM
HB2450 HD1 SD2 CD1
Boundary Amendments; Agricultural Lands; Right to Farm
RELATING TO LAND USE.
Establishes conditions for the granting of approval of petitions for boundary amendments where lands in the petition area are contiguous or adjacent to lands in the agricultural districts. (HB2450 CD1)
(H ) 5/29/2008 - Act 124, on 5/29/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 429). TSUJI, CHONG, GREEN, Awana, Belatti, Berg, Chang, Karamatsu, Lee, Magaoay, Manahan, Mizuno, Takamine, Yamashita AHW/WTL, JDL
HB2456 HD2 SD1
Reciprocal Beneficiaries; Taxation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Excludes from gross income, adjusted gross income, and taxable income the value of health insurance and other direct or indirect benefits provided by an employer to an employee in excess of what the employer provides or would provide to single employees when such benefits are provided to the employee due to the employee's status as a reciprocal beneficiary. (HB2456 SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 325. B. OSHIRO, CALDWELL, LUKE, BERTRAM, WATERS JDL, EDT, WAM
HB2460 SD1
Condominiums
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Allows condominium associations to invest funds in certificates of deposit through the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service network. (SD1)
(S ) 5/15/2008 - Act 076, 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 718). CALDWELL, HERKES, B. OSHIRO, SAY CPH
HB2467 HD2
Fire Protection
RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
Clarifies the procedure for county adoption of the State Fire Code, and for the State Fire Code to become part of the State Building Code, and requires the State to conduct fire and safety inspections of state airports at least once a year. (HB2467 HD2)
(H ) 4/17/2008 - Act 018, on 4/17/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 306). EVANS, CARROLL, HAR, ITO, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, YAMANE IGM/TIA
HB2473 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Broadband Task Force; Appropriation
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Broadband Task Force for fiscal year 2008-2009. (HB2473 SD2)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-25-08 at 5:30pm in conference room 423. YAMASHITA EDT, WAM
HB2486 SD1 CD1
Historic Buildings; Photographs
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Requires the provision of archival quality black and white photographs of historic buildings to the department of land and natural resources as a condition of receiving a permit or approval to demolish, construct, or otherwise alter the building. (HB2486 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 228, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 587). EVANS, CABANILLA, CHING, GREEN, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, THIELEN, WARD, Awana, Carroll, Meyer, Tsuji EDT
HB2492 HD1 SD1 CD1
Planned Community Associations
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
Requires the minutes of meetings of the board of directors for a planned community association to record the vote of each board member present on all motions except motions voted upon in executive session. Requires the inclusion of property restrictions or conditions of use in a seller's disclosure statement. (HB2492 CD1)
(H ) 6/18/2008 - Act 191, on 6/18/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 503). LEE, CABANILLA, CHING, HANOHANO, MARUMOTO, MEYER, WARD, Carroll, Evans, Ito, Karamatsu, Magaoay, Manahan, Mizuno, Souki, Thielen, Tsuji, Yamane CPH
HB2500 HD1 SD1 CD1
-FY09 Executive Supplemental budget; operating/CIP appropriations.
RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Amends the General Appropriations Act of 2007 that appropriates general, general obligation bond, federal, revenue bond, special and other funds for departmental operating and capital improvements budgets.
(H ) 6/10/2008 - Act 158, on 6/10/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 468). SAY (BR) WAM  SB3131
HB2502 HD2
Solar Energy Facility in Agricultural District
RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.
Makes solar energy facilities a permitted use in the agricultural district on class D or E land. (HB2502 HD2)
(S ) 4/23/2008 - Act 031, 4/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 662). MORITA, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMASHITA, Evans, Har, Sagum, Souki, Takamine, Yamane AHW/ENE  SB2847
HB2505 HD2 SD2 CD1
Energy Resources; Renewable Energy; DBEDT
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Establishes a full-time, temporary renewable energy facilitator position within the department of business, economic development, and tourism and provides funding from the energy security special fund. Establishes the energy security special fund. Amends uses of the environmental response revolving fund to include deposits to the energy security special fund. Appropriates moneys to the energy security special fund for funding new personnel costs and designated energy program activities. (HB2505 CD1)
(S ) 7/1/2008 - Act 208, 7/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 851). MORITA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, HAR, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Bertram, Evans, Sagum, Takamine ENE, WAM  SB2844
HB2506 HD2 SD2
Energy; State Long-term Strategy; Agency Reorganization
RELATING TO REORGANIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES.
Directs the legislative reference bureau to research the responsibilities of state agencies that are integral to achieving state energy objectives; identify any duplication or deficiency in the state agencies responsibilities; research how other states address similar deficiencies in the administration of their energy policies; and make recommendations regarding how the state agencies can be reorganized to advance the longterm energy strategy. (HB2506 SD2)
(S ) 4/24/2008 - The conference committee deferred the measure. MORITA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CABANILLA, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HAR, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Hanohano, Sagum, Souki, Takamine, Tsuji ENE/TSG, WAM  SB2845
HB2507 HD1 SD2 CD1
Greenhouse Gas Task Force; Positions
RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION.
Appropriates funds to establish two positions to support the implementation of Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. (HB2507 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 235, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 594). MORITA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, HANOHANO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Evans, Green, Sagum, Souki, Takamine ENE, WAM  SB2846
HB2511 HD1 SD2 CD1
Rental Assistance; Housing
RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
Provides qualified rental assistance applicants up to ninety days to find a qualified rental dwelling. (HB2511 CD1)
(H ) 6/12/2008 - Act 166, on 6/11/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 476). SHIMABUKURO, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMASHITA, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HSP, WAM  SB3172
HB2517 HD1 SD1
Invasive Species; Restricted Plants; Noxious weeds
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Allows the department of agriculture to regulate or prohibit the sale of specific plants on the restricted list. Prohibits the sale of noxious weeds, provided that noxious weeds may be imported only for research, by permit. (SD1)
(S ) 4/28/2008 - Act 040, 4/28/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 675). TSUJI, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASONE, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Awana, Sagum, Souki, Takamine AHW/ENE
HB2519 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Health Corps Program Working Group
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
Establishes the Hawaii health corps program working group to develop a plan to implement the Hawaii health corps program which will provide loan repayments to qualified physicians and dentists who agree to practice in rural or medically underserved areas of the state. (HB2519 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 242, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 601). GREEN, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, HANOHANO, HAR, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NAKASONE, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HTH, WAM
HB2520 HD3 SD2 CD1
Family Caregivers; Paid Family Leave; Working Group
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
Establishes a working group to explore the provision of wage replacement benefits to employees who need time off from work to care for a family member with a serious health condition. (HB2520 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 243, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 602). LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAIKI, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WATERS, YAMANE, Bertram, Brower, Sagum, Souki, Takamine HLT/HSH, LAB, CPC, FIN
HB2521 HD2 SD3
UH; Repair and Maintenance; Academy for Creative Media
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Establishes the systemwide, statewide academy for creative media program under the University of Hawaii. Amends Act 11, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, to more specifically delete all references to a lease agreement with PBS Hawaii and provide that funds shall be expended to expand the programs and facilities of the academy for creative media program at a systemwide level, including funding directed to the West OahuKapolei region. (SD3)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 4:45 PM in conference room 329. CHANG, AWANA, BROWER, CALDWELL, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WATERS, Bertram, Carroll, Evans, Har, Karamatsu, McKelvey, Nakasone, Sagum, Souki, Takamine, Yamane, Yamashita HED, TAC/EDB, FIN
HB2523
Land Use Commission; Decision-making Criteria; County General Plan
RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
Amends Land Use Commission decision-making criteria to include the County General Plan and plans adopted pursuant to the general plan.
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 026, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 317). HAR, AWANA, BERG, BERTRAM, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, YAMASHITA, Belatti, Brower, Morita, Nakasone, Sagum, Takamine IGM, WTL
HB2524 SD1
Highways; Counties
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Requires the Statewide Transportation Council to comply with county transportation and general plans, to the extent it does not adversely affect the availability of federal funds, in the preparation of the statewide transportation plan for projected transportation needs for a six-year period. (SD1)
(S ) 4/14/2008 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 729). HAR, AWANA, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMASHITA, Belatti, Berg, Evans, Karamatsu, Nakasone, Sagum, Takamine TIA/IGM
HB2526 SD2
State Plan; Smart Growth Principles; Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan; Sustainability Council; Establishment
RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
Adds as an objective in the state plan that land development shall be in compliance with smart growth principles. Enacts the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan. Establishes a sustainability council to coordinate, implement, measure, and evaluate the progress of the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan and activities. Appropriates funds to the sustainability council. (SD2)
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Re-referred to WLH, EEP, EDB, HSH, FIN, referral sheet 79 HAR, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BERTRAM, BROWER, CALDWELL, CHANG, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TOKIOKA, WAKAI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Carroll, Sagum, Souki, Takamine, Tsuji WLH, EEP, EDB, HSH, FIN
HB2527 HD1 SD1
Smart Growth; Greenways and Trails; Sustainable Communities
RELATING TO SMART GROWTH.
Requires the Office of Planning to develop a plan to establish a statewide system of greenways and trails. Requires the Office of Planning to coordinate smart growth planning. Establishes sustainable communities in Hawaii with the combined effort of state departments and agencies. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 5:45 PM in conference room 414. BERTRAM, AWANA, BELATTI, BERG, BROWER, CALDWELL, CARROLL, CHONG, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, HERKES, ITO, KARAMATSU, LEE, LUKE, MAGAOAY, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORITA, NISHIMOTO, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, RHOADS, SAY, SHIMABUKURO, SONSON, TAKAI, TSUJI, WATERS, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chang, Har, Sagum, Souki, Takamine WLH, EEP, EDB, HSH, FIN
HB2531 HD1 SD2 CD1
West Maui Transportation Access Plan; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI TRANSPORTATION ACCESS PLAN.
Creates an informal, temporary West Maui transportation access plan working group to develop a West Maui transportation access plan; allows hiring of a consultant without regard to the Hawaii procurement code to develop the plan; appropriates funds to the department of transportation. (HB2531 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. MCKELVEY, CARROLL, EVANS, GREEN, HANOHANO, MIZUNO, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Har, Herkes, Manahan, Sagum TIA/TSG, WAM  SB2156
HB2540 HD1 SD1
Income Tax; General Excise Tax; Potable Water
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides an income tax and general excise tax exemption for companies that provide potable water and are exempt under section 501(c)(12) of the IRC. Effective upon approval. (HB2540 SD1)
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Re-referred to WLH, HLT, FIN, referral sheet 79 EVANS WLH, HLT, FIN
HB2547 SD1
SPRBs; Maui Preparatory Academy
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Maui Preparatory Academy. (SD1)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 074, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 376). MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA, Bertram, Souki EDU, WAM  SB2035
HB2550 HD2 SD2 CD1
Public Utilities; Net Energy Metering
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Requires the public utilities commission to ensure that a percentage of the total rated generating capacity produced by eligible customer-generators be reserved for electricity produced by eligible residential or small commercial customer-generators. Allows public utilities commission to define the maximum capacity for eligible residential or small commercial customer-generators and to evaluate, on an island-by-island basis, the applicability of the generating capacity requirements and, in its discretion, exempt an island or a utility grid system from the generating capacity requirements. (HB2550 CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 150, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 792). SHIMABUKURO ENE, CPH
HB2557 HD1 SD1 CD1
Journalists and Newscasters; Disclosure
RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
Limits compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information for journalists, newscasters and persons participating in collection or dissemination of news or information of substantial public interest. Establishes exceptions. (HB2557 CD1)
(H ) 7/2/2008 - Act 210, on 7/2/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 524). B. OSHIRO, CALDWELL, WAKAI, WARD, WATERS JDL
HB2559 HD2 SD1
Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ACT.
Updates the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act by replacing the existing 1981 version of the Act with the 1995 version, among other things. (HB2559 SD1)
(H ) 5/1/2008 - Act 055, on 5/1/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 356). B. OSHIRO, HERKES, WATERS CPH
HB2587 HD1 SD1
Economic Development; Creativity Academies
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ESTABLISH CREATIVITY ACADEMIES.
Appropriates funds to support the development of the creativity academy program. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 3:15 pm in conference room 423. YAMANE, FINNEGAN, MARUMOTO, TSUJI, YAMASHITA TAC, EDB, EDN/HED, FIN
HB2589 HD2 SD2
Copper Purchases; Scrap Dealers; Recyclers
RELATING TO SCRAP METAL.
Requires scrap dealers and recyclers to pay for copper purchases by check. (SD2)
(H ) 5/22/2008 - Act 091, on 5/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 395). YAMANE, HAR, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA, Tokioka, Tsuji CPH, JDL
HB2591 HD1 SD1
Gift Cards; Gift Certificates
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Clarifies exemptions to the law governing gift certificates. (SD1)
(H ) 4/21/2008 - Bill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 04-23-08 at 2:00 pm in conference room 016. MAGAOAY, HERKES, ITO, SONSON, Tsuji CPH
HB2605 HD2 SD1
National Guard and Reserve; Vehicle Tax Exemption
RELATING TO THE ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the exemption of vehicle weight taxes for one noncommercial vehicle per member of the National Guard or Reserves. Effective 10/1/2008. (HB2605 SD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 141, 6/5/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 783). EVANS, HAR WAM
HB2614 SD1
SPRB; Island Pacific Academy
RELATING TO ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $30,000,000 for planning and construction of educational facilities by Island Pacific Academy. (SD1)
(H ) 5/15/2008 - Act 073, on 5/15/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 375). HAR, CHONG, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Karamatsu EDU, WAM  SB2364
HB2656
Elections; Campaign Contributions; Reciprocal Beneficiaries
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
Adds reciprocal beneficiaries to the definition of "immediate family" for laws related to campaign contributions.
(S ) 4/15/2008 - Act 011, 4/14/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 629). SAY (BR) JDL
HB2661 HD2 SD2 CD1
SPRBs; Hui Mana ‘Oma‘o
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES.
Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to Hui Mana ‘Oma‘o for the establishment of facilities to convert renewable energy resources into electrical energy. (HB2661 CD1)
(H ) 7/9/2008 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 237, 7/8/2008, (Gov. Msg. No. 596). SAY ENE, WAM
HB2662 HD2 SD2
Housing; Rental or For-Sale Developments
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Exempts new multi-family housing condominium developments of seventy-five units or more from certain state and county affordable housing requirements. (SD2)
(S ) 4/22/2008 - The conference committee deferred the measure. SAY, MAGAOAY HSH/WLH, FIN
HB2672 HD2 SD1
Comptroller; State Parking
RELATING TO PARKING.
Repeals cap on allowable balance in the State Parking Revolving Fund. Effective 07/1/2008. (HB2672 SD1)
(H ) 4/14/2008 - Re-referred to WLH, LAB, FIN, referral sheet 79 SAY WLH, LAB, FIN
HB2675 HD2 SD1
Medical Marijuana; Task Force
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Creates the medical marijuana task force to examine issues regarding adequate supplies of medical marijuana for qualified patients, distinguishing between mature and immature plants under current law, the feasibility of constructing secure growing facilities for medical marijuana patients to use to produce their medicine, and study inter-island travel issues related to medical marijuana. (SD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) HLT, PSM/JUD
HB2685 HD1 SD1
Prisons; Jails; Correctional Facilities; Construction
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Directs the department of public safety and department of accounting and general services to plan and design the construction and operation of a new minimum-security facility that either includes or is located at a site with appropriate access to courts, public transportation, drug rehabilitation centers, transitional or reintegration programs, and other support services, and to plan for additional community-custody beds at Oahu community correctional center. (SD1)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 7:30 pm in conference room 312. M. OSHIRO PBS, WAM
HB2687 HD1 SD2
Fishing Rights and Regulations
RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
Requires the department of land and natural resources to: in consultation with stakeholders, review its rules concerning lay gill nets and bottomfish; determine whether the rules are achieving their intended purpose; submit a report; and include monitoring and evaluation components in future rules regarding fish stock and fishing gear. (HB2687 SD2)
(S ) 4/25/2008 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-08 at 5:45 pm in conference room 414. M. OSHIRO WTL, WAM
HB2688 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. (HB2688 HD1)
(S ) 2/13/2008 - Act 001, 2/13/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 444). M. OSHIRO WAM
HB2696 HD2
Judiciary History Center; Board Nominations
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF THE JUDICIARY HISTORY CENTER.
Clarifies the role of, and the number of candidates to be nominated by, the Friends of the Judiciary History Center in the event of vacancies on the Center's Executive Board. (HB2696 HD2)
(H ) 4/22/2008 - Act 027, on 4/22/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 318). SAY (BR) JDL
HB2697 HD1 SD1 CD1
Intermediate Appellate Court; Powers; Subpoena; Oaths
RELATING TO THE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT.
Authorizes the intermediate appellate court to subpoena and compel the attendance of witnesses and compel the production of books, papers, documents, or tangible things. Authorizes any intermediate appellate court judge to administer oaths. Requires judiciary to report on use of this subpoena power. Repeals provisions on June 30, 2010. (HB2697 CD1)
(S ) 6/6/2008 - Act 148, 6/6/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 790). SAY (BR) JDL
HB2698 HD3 SD1
Family Court; Appointed Counsel & Guardian Ad Litem Fees
RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.
Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem. Eff. 7/1/08. (SD1)
(H ) 6/24/2008 - Act 201, on 6/24/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 514). SAY (BR) JDL, WAM
HB2699 HD1 SD1
Probate; Omnibus Bill
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
Clarifies permissible distribution of funds remaining in payable-on-death accounts; limits service of supplementary probate asset inventory or appraisement to parties who request the information; allows courts to waive the kokua kanawai interview of the respondent in person; authorizes disclosure of kokua kanawai reports and professional evaluations to certain parties. Effective 7/1/08. (SD1)
(H ) 4/25/2008 - Act 039, on 4/25/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 333). SAY (BR) JDL
HB2700 HD1 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Supplemental Appropriations
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds to the Judiciary for FY 2008-2009.
(S ) 5/23/2008 - Act 102, 5/23/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 744). SAY (BR) JUD, FIN  SB2712
HB2704 HD2 SD1 CD1
Ha‘iku Valley
RELATING TO HA`IKU VALLEY.
Establishes the Ha‘iku Valley cultural preserve commission to exercise policy and management oversight of the Ha‘iku Valley cultural preserve. (HB2704 CD1)
(H ) 7/10/2008 - Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 749) motion to override veto that was approved and carried by a 2/3 vote by the members of the Senate. SAY (BR) WLH, JUD, FIN  SB2727
HB2710 HD2 SD2
Public Employees; Re-Employment of Retirees
RELATING TO THE RE-EMPLOYMENT OF RETIREES.
Allows the state and county governments to hire retired state or county government employees if the employer abides by certain conditions: requires a one-year waiting period before rehiring, prohibits re-employment agreements prior to retirement, requires rehiring for civil service positions according to civil service and employment laws and the certification of such, requires employers to continue to make retirement contributions, and requires rehired employee to join collective bargaining unit if applicable. Requires annual report. Amends Act 286, SLH 2006, to conform. Sunsets on June 30, 2013. (HB2710 SD2)
(S ) 6/10/2008 - Act 156, 6/9/2008 (Gov. Msg. No. 798). SAY (BR)