Hawaii State Legislature
2012 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
HB46 HD2 SD2
Public Housing; Low-income Housing; Smoking Prohibition
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Prohibits smoking in and around public housing projects or state low-income housing projects under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii public housing authority, with an exception for designated smoking areas. Allows for eviction upon a third violation of the smoking prohibition. (SD2)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Vetoed on 07-10-12 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. Nos. 1388 and 1401). RHOADS HMS, JDL  SB908
HB70 HD2 SD1
Homeless; Return-to-Home Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.
Establishes the return-to-home program to assist eligible homeless individuals return to their home state if there is a support network available and the support network is able to receive them. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(S ) 4/23/2012 - Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 650). CABANILLA HSG, HUS, FIN
HB79 HD1 SD1
Revolving and Trust Funds
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Repeals, terminates, or closes certain revolving and trust funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHOY, AQUINO, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE WAM
HB101 HD2 SD2
Aviation Fuel Tax Credit
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Creates an aviation fuel tax credit for aviation fuel taxes passed on by distributors to interisland airplane carriers that transport people and goods between the islands of this State. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/23/2012 - Re-referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 71 MCKELVEY, BELATTI, KEITH-AGARAN, C. LEE, Souki TRN, JUD, FIN
HB108 HD1 SD2
Animal Cruelty; Dog Breeders; Licensing; Penalties; Counties; Sale of Dogs and Cats; Retail Pet Stores; Pet Sellers; Identification Microchip
RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
Requires specified persons who own, control, or have custody or control of more than ten dogs over age four months with intact sexual organs to meet minimum standards of care to ensure the proper treatment and care of dogs and the dogs' offspring. Prohibits any person from owning or having custody of more than thirty dogs over one year of age with intact sexual organs. Requires specified persons to maintain specific records for each dog for at least three years following the death of the dog or a date on which the person permanently ceased to have possession or control of the dog. Prohibits certain types of dogs in the same enclosure. Requires the licensing of dog breeders. Authorizes each county to develop license requirements and fees. Establishes minimum standards of care. Authorizes each county to pursue civil penalties for noncompliant dog breeders. Requires retail pet stores to implant an identification microchip in a dog or cat prior to sale or exchange, provide specific written documentation regarding each dog or cat sold, and provide written information about spaying and neutering. Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats in a public place, except for humane groups facilitating adoptions. Establishes penalties. (SD2)
(H ) 4/23/2012 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 795). MCKELVEY JDL
HB121 HD1 SD1
Civil Air Patrol; Funding; Appropriation
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CIVIL AIR PATROL.
Makes appropriations for the operational expenses of the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/17/2012 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 758). MCKELVEY, AWANA, COFFMAN, EVANS, HANOHANO, ITO, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, MORITA, NAKASHIMA, TAKAI, Cabanilla, Souki, Yamashita PGM, WAM
HB129 HD2 SD2
Perinatal Care; Appropriation
RELATING TO PERINATAL CARE.
Appropriates funds for the continued operation of the Path Clinic and the services it provides. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. LEE, AWANA, BELATTI, HANOHANO, ICHIYAMA, LUKE, MARUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA, PINE, THIELEN, WOOLEY HTH, WAM
HB130 HD1 SD1
Community-based Reintegration Program
RELATING TO COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION.
Requires the department of public safety to determine the number of incarcerated women who are eligible for reintegration into the community and contract with providers of gender-responsive community services to assist incarcerated women in successfully transitioning back into the community. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HANOHANO, AWANA, BELATTI, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, M. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, MORITA PGM, WAM
HB159 HD1 SD2
Charter Schools; Facilities Funding Formula; Governance; Accountability
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Raises the percentage of the annual charter school fund allocation that the charter school administrative office may withhold for operational expenses from two per cent to five per cent; provided that the charter school administrative office report annually to the legislature on the use of these funds. Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the charter school review panel and local school boards. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. OSHIRO EDU, WAM  SB1174
HB160 HD2 SD2
Kupuna Care; Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund; Appropriation
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH.
Appropriates funds for the kupuna care program. Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to maintain funding levels of programs for public health, safety, welfare, and education. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). MIZUNO HLT, HUS, FIN
HB169 HD2 SD2
Employment Security
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Establishes a temporary total unemployment rate trigger pursuant to P.L. No. 111-5. Appropriates an unspecified amount for an automated extended benefit claims system. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). RHOADS JDL, WAM  SB1038
HB235 HD2 SD2
Sustainable Business Limited Liability Companies
RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.
Establish a new chapter in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to authorize the creation of and establish policies and procedures for the governance of sustainable business limited liability companies. Effective July 1, 2112. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. OSHIRO, MCKELVEY ERB, CPC, FIN
HB238 HD2 SD1
Temporary Restraining Order; Violations
RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Adds a mandatory prison term of fifteen days and a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $600 for a person with certain prior convictions who is convicted for the first time for violation of a temporary restraining order. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2012 - Act 206, 7/3/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1309). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL
HB243 HD1 SD1 CD1
Animal Cruelty; Feral Cats; Stray Dogs; Unsterilized
RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
Prohibits pet retailers from selling unsterilized cats and unsterilized dogs. Effective January 1, 2012. (HB243 CD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB246 HD1 SD2 CD1
Appropriations; Grants; Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit, prosecution in Drug Court, Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program, and Victim Witness Assistance Program. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB246 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 322, 7/10/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1439). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL/PGM, WAM
HB257 HD2 SD1
Campaign Finance
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Provides regulation of automated phone calls, changes report filing deadlines, provides a cap on the price of fundraiser tickets that may be purchased with campaign funds, and applies notice and disclaimer requirements to an advertisement that is not paid for by an independent party. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL
HB273 HD1 SD1
Tobacco Products; Tax
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Imposes an excise tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes, little cigars, and large cigars. Imposes an excise tax on bulk and small quantity purchases of tobacco products and cigars.  Requires a portion of the tax to be expended for tobacco prevention programs and services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMANE HLT, FIN  SB233
HB277 HD2 SD2
Military Affairs Liaison Trust Fund; Appropriation
RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.
Establishes the Military Affairs Liaison Trust Fund as a separate fund of a nonprofit corporation, to support the nonprofit corporation in its duties as the state liaison in matters relating to the military. Appropriates funds for the trust fund. Effective 7/1/30. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHONG, CHANG, CULLEN, HAR, HERKES, ICHIYAMA, ITO, M. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMASHITA PGM, WAM
HB280 HD1 SD2 CD1
Agriculture; Hawaii-grown Coffee; Penal Code
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Makes the offense of false labeling as to the geographic origin of Hawaii-grown coffee a class C felony. Authorizes the department of agriculture to adopt administrative rules relating to the inspection and documentation of the geographic origin of Hawaii-grown green coffee beans. Removes the requirement that all Hawaii-grown green coffee beans shall be inspected and certified by the Department of Agriculture unless otherwise specified by rules of the Department. Requires that no Hawaii-grown coffee beans shall be shipped outside the area of their geographic origin unless they have been marked with or contain documentation of geographic origin approved by the department of agriculture. (HB280 CD1)
(H ) 7/11/2012 - Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 328, 7/10/2012, (Gov. Msg. No. 1445). TSUJI AGR, JUD, FIN
HB283 HD1 SD2 CD1
Agricultural Loan Revolving Fund; Coffee Berry Borer Program
RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
Authorizes the transfer during fiscal year 2012-2013 of $196,000 from the agricultural loan revolving fund to the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund.  Appropriates $196,000 for a program to control and eradicate the coffee berry borer. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB283 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Vetoed on 07-10-12 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1389). TSUJI, AWANA, CHONG, HAR, HERKES, ITO, Hashem, Morita, Yamashita AGR, FIN
HB297 HD1 SD1
Probation Services Fee; Deferred Plea
RELATING TO THE PROBATION SERVICES FEE.
Imposes a probation services fee on any defendant granted a deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest plea. (SD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 295, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1412). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM
HB302 HD1 SD2
Probation Services Special Fund; Interstate Transfer Fee
RELATING TO THE PROBATION SERVICES SPECIAL FUND.
Requires interstate transfer fees to be deposited into the probation services special fund. Clarifies the fund's uses. (SD2)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 303, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1420). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM
HB304 HD1 SD1 CD1
State Finances; Public Health, Welfare, and Education; Appropriation
RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
Appropriates moneys from the general fund to provide grants for public health, welfare, and education. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB304 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2012 - Act 215, 7/3/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318). M. OSHIRO FIN, HLT, HUS, EDN
HB306 HD1 SD2
Estate and Transfer Tax; Enterprise Zones
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the method of computing the estate and transfer tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, and the estate tax for noncitizens. Amends the definition of "eligible business activity" in the State's enterprise zone program to include production of certain electric power from renewable energy, and owning, controlling, operating, or managing a seawater air conditioning district cooling project. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. OSHIRO EDT, WAM
HB324 HD2 SD2
South Kona Wilderness Area; West Oahu Historical District
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Part I establishes the South Kona Wilderness Area to be administered by DLNR; part II authorizes the Legislature to designate a contiguous geographical area in the State as a historical district, and establishes the Pearl Harbor-Honouliuli historical district. Effective 7/1/2030 and Part I repealed on 6/30/2032. (SD2)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 548). HERKES EDT/WLH, WAM
HB326 HD1 SD2
QUEST Telehealth Services; Hawaii Patient Centered Health Home Pilot Program; Hawaii Medicaid Modernization and Innovation Council
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Provides for telehealth services coverage for medicaid and QUEST patients using Kona hospital's medical van program. Establishes the Hawaii patient centered health home pilot program. Establishes the Hawaii medicaid modernization and innovation council to design and implement the program. Council ceases to exist on 6/30/13. Effective 07/01/2117 and repeals 06/30/2013. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HERKES HMS, WAM
HB338 HD2 SD1
Board of Education; Appointment; Student Member
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Sets the terms and conditions of a student voting member on an appointed Board of Education. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). TAKUMI, BELATTI, EVANS, ITO, MIZUNO, M. OSHIRO, YAMASHITA EDU
HB341 HD4 SD1
Paid Sick and Safe Leave
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
Requires certain employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 547). TAKUMI, BELATTI JDL
HB354 HD1 SD2
Tax Appeals; Small Claims
RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.
Prohibits discovery and limits the award of costs and fees in controversies involving small claim tax appeals. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). MCKELVEY JUD, FIN
HB377 HD2 SD2
Public Lands; Hawaiian Fishponds; Coconut Island
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Part I provides state lease preferences for the reconstruction, restoration, repair, or use of Hawaiian fishponds. Part II authorizes exemptions from state and county permits for the Hawaii marine laboratory refuge for the repair and maintenance of its facilities on the island of Moku-o-loe (Coconut island). Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NAKASHIMA, Keith-Agaran HWN/WLH, JDL
HB393 HD2 SD2
Judicial Sentencing; Penal Code; Manslaughter; Negligent Homicide
RELATING TO CRIME.
Establishes a procedure that allows certain DUI offenders whose privilege to drive was suspended or revoked prior to the effective date of the ignition interlock law to obtain an ignition interlock permit or permit to drive their employers' vehicles, subject to restrictions and limitations. Amends the driver's license revocation provision to require a maximum license revocation period of up to ten years upon conviction of a driver for manslaughter involving the operation of a vehicle. Gives discretion to the courts to revoke the license of any driver for up to five years upon a conviction of a driver of negligent homicide in the first degree or negligent homicide in the second degree. Allows up to two years of imprisonment when a convicted defendant is sentenced to probation for manslaughter. Clarifies that probation is an applicable sentence for manslaughter. Effective July 1, 2051. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SOUKI, CARROLL, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, YAMASHITA TIA, JDL
HB425 HD3 SD2
Public Utilities Commission; Electric Utility Rates
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Requires the Public Utilities Commission, in exercising its authority and duties, to consider the costs and benefits of a diverse fossil fuel portfolio and of maximizing the efficiency of all electric utility assets to lower and stabilize the cost of electricity, without subverting the electric utilities' obligation to meet renewable portfolio standards. (SD2)
(S ) 5/11/2012 - Act 099, 5/10/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1201). MORITA ENE, CPN
HB461 HD1 SD1
Military and Overseas Voters Act
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT.
Enacts the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act to ensure ability of members of the military and others eligible voters who are overseas to participate in all elections for federal, state, and local offices. Authorizes ballots and balloting materials to be transmitted by facsimile or electronic mail. Makes conforming amendments. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2012 - Act 226, 7/5/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329). KEITH-AGARAN JDL  SB1080
HB468 HD1 SD2
County Ethics Commissions; Selection of Members; Judicial Council
RELATING TO COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSIONS.
Authorizes the judicial council to nominate persons for appointment to a county ethics commission; provided that the county's charter or ordinance requires members of the commission to be appointed from nominations made by the judicial council. (SD2)
(H ) 5/3/2012 - Failed to Pass Final Reading with 22 Ayes Representative(s) Belatti, Brower, Ching, Chong, Evans, Hanohano, Johanson, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, Luke, Marumoto, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Oshiro, Pine, Rhoads, Riviere, Saiki, Say, Takai, Takumi, Wooley; 27 Noes Representative(s) Aquino, Awana, Cabanilla, Carroll, Chang, Choy, Coffman, Cullen, Fontaine, Har, Herkes, Ichiyama, Ito, Jordan, Kawakami, M. Lee, Manahan, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morikawa, Souki, Thielen, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward, Yamane, Yamashita; and 2 Excused Representative(s) Giugni, Hashem. WOOLEY PGM, JDL
HB492 HD2 SD2
Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Division
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Addresses the operational deficiencies of the sheriff division of the department of public safety that were highlighted in the auditor's audit of the division. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). AWANA, FONTAINE, Aquino PGM, WAM
HB496 SD2
Lake Wilson; Water Quality; Pilot Project; Appropriation
RELATING TO LAKE WILSON.
Establishes a pilot project within the department of land and natural resources to demonstrate the effectiveness of phytoremediation using plants that are native to Hawaii to remove pollutants and improve water clarity in Lake Wilson; appropriates funds for the project. Effective 07/01/2117 (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. OSHIRO WLH/ENE, WAM
HB505 HD2 SD2
Flood Mitigation; Appropriation
RELATING TO FLOOD MITIGATION.
Appropriates funds for flood mitigation on various recurring flooded areas of the State due to heavy rains. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CHONG, HAR, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Aquino, Chang, Evans, Hanohano, Johanson, Marumoto, Mizuno, B. Oshiro, Say TIA/PGM, WAM
HB526 HD1 SD2
High Technology Park; Appropriation
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism and the high technology development corporation to plan for a high technology park or technology incubator facility on Oahu. Requires DBEDT to submit preliminary and final reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMASHITA, CHANG, CHONG, HAR, HASHEM, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI EDT, WAM
HB550 HD1 SD1
Television; Reviews; Audits
RELATING TO TELEVISION.
Directs the auditor to analyze the allocation of cable operator franchise fees to certain cable operators; to review past audits and reports of financial, technical, and operational condition and ownership of ‘Olelo Community Television; and to submit findings and recommendations to the 2012 legislature. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 548). TOKIOKA, CHONG, SAY, Har, B. Oshiro CPC, LMG, FIN
HB563 HD1 SD1
Ethanol Facility Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Prohibits the ethanol facility tax credit from being claimed prior to January 1, 2014. Amends the conditions for eligibility to claim the tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHONG, M. LEE, B. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA ENE/WAM
HB569 HD1 SD2
Medicaid; Pilot Program; Task Force; Appropriation
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
Creates a wellness pilot program within medicaid; appropriates funds. Establishes a joint legislative task force to examine issues relating to medicaid. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHONG, HAR, B. OSHIRO, SAY, YAMASHITA, M. Lee HMS/HTH, WAM
HB594 HD2 SD2
Disproportionate Share Hospital Funds; Medicaid; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates unspecified funds to the department of human services to match the federal Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allowance allocated to the State. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, Chong, Tsuji, Yamashita HMS, WAM  SB785
HB596 HD1 SD1
Health; Medicaid Eligibility; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates presumptive medicaid eligibility for waitlisted patients. Requires DHS to conduct a study on a computerized medicaid applications system. Appropriates funds for reimbursement of certain services. Repeals July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, Tsuji, Yamashita HMS, WAM  SB788
HB608 HD3 SD1 CD2
Kidney; Liver; Transplants; Appropriations
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates emergency funds, subject to dollar-for-dollar private matching funds, to be expended by the Department of Health for grants to The Queen's Medical Center to perform kidney and liver transplants and to National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii to maintain its chronic kidney disease management program. (HB608 CD2)
(S ) 2/6/2012 - Act 001, 2/4/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1101). YAMANE HTH, WAM
HB609 HD2 SD2 CD1
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Hawaii Medical Center-East
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Authorizes the assimilation of Hawaii Medical Center-East into the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. (HB609 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 281, 7/6/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1384). YAMANE HTH, WAM
HB614 HD2 SD1
Healthy Start; Home Visitation; Department of Health; Appropriation
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes a hospital-based screening and assessment and intensive home visitation program within the Department of Health. Appropriates funds from the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund for hospital-based screening and assessment and intensive home visitation services. Appropriates Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds for intensive home visitation services. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMANE, AWANA, MIZUNO, Fontaine HTH/HMS/WAM  SB925
HB626 SD1
Uniform Collaborative Law Act
RELATING TO THE HAWAII UNIFORM COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT.
Enacts Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which authorizes disputants to enter into collaborative law participation agreements signifying interest to resolve the dispute without intervention of a tribunal (court or other third party decision maker). Requires parties to a collaborative law process to disclose information fully, candidly, and informally without formal discovery. Subject to certain exceptions, disqualifies attorneys in the collaborative process (and their law firms) from appearing before a tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to the collaborative matter. (SD1)
(S ) 7/6/2012 - Act 207, 7/3/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1310). EVANS JDL
HB638 HD1 SD1
Instant Runoff Voting; Elections
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Provides for instant runoff voting for all elections in which no primary election is held; authorizes the chief election officer or the county clerk to use the instant runoff voting method in special elections that would normally require a separate runoff election if no candidate received a majority of votes. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Senate Conferee(s) discharged. BELATTI, CABANILLA, CARROLL, LUKE, MORITA JDL  SB667
HB640 HD1 SD1
Public Agency Meetings
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
Requires any final action taken in an executive meeting to be reported when the board reconvenes at the open meeting, provided that the information reported shall not be inconsistent with the purpose for which the executive meeting was convened. Effective January 7, 2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Senate Conferee(s) discharged. BELATTI, CABANILLA, Carroll, Choy, Luke, McKelvey JDL  SB663
HB678 HD3 SD2
Personal Information; Security Breach; Appropriation
RELATING TO INFORMATION.
Requires a government agency that maintains personal information systems to include mandatory training programs for agency personnel; requires a business that maintains personal information to implement an information security program; adds a definition of "credit reporting agency"; amends the definition of "security breach" to include inadvertent, unauthorized disclosure of unencrypted or unredacted records or data containing personal information; requires a notice of security breach to include toll-free contact telephone numbers and addresses for the major credit reporting agencies; requires a government agency to submit a written report to the information privacy and security council within twenty days after discovery of a security breach; requires the information privacy and security council to be responsible for coordinating the implementation of security breach guidelines by government agencies; includes a victim of a security breach to those residents entitled to free security freeze services; appropriates unspecified funds for the information privacy and security council for positions and security tools. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). ITO, AWANA, CHANG, MCKELVEY, Chong, Har, Ichiyama, M. Lee, Tsuji ERB, CPC, JUD, FIN  SB796
HB679 HD1 SD1 CD1
Firearm Owner Absolute Liability; National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructors; Exemption
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Exempts National Rifle Association certified firearms instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms during the course of providing firearms training at a firing range to persons seeking to acquire a firearms permit. (HB679 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 301, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1418). ITO, AWANA, CHANG, HAR, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, Ichiyama JDL
HB755 HD3 SD2
Public Housing; Evictions
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Conforms public housing eviction procedural requirements to federal law. Deletes requirement of establishing at least one eviction board in each county. Decreases the minimum member requirement of the eviction board. Allows eviction boards to use video conferencing to conduct hearings. (SD2)
(S ) 6/26/2012 - Act 160, 6/26/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263). CABANILLA, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, MIZUNO, SAY, Chang, Har, Johanson, Marumoto, B. Oshiro HMS, JDL
HB758 HD1 SD2
Services for the Blind; Hoopono; CIP Appropriation
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND DIVISION.
Appropriates unspecified funds for the department of human services, vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind division to upgrade equipment and facilities for the Hoopono program. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). MIZUNO HMS, WAM
HB786 HD2 SD2
Solid Waste Management; Surcharge
RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
Increases the solid waste management surcharge. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY ENE, WAM
HB793 SD1
Taxation; Exemptions; Suspension; Appropriation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Suspends from 1/1/2012, to 6/30/2015, the exemptions for certain persons and certain amounts of gross income or proceeds from the general excise and use tax and requires the payment of the tax at a rate of 4%. Appropriates funds to expedite implementation. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 548). SAY WAM
HB798 HD1 SD2
Taxation; General Excise Tax; Exemptions; Repeal
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Repeals the temporary suspension under Act 105, SLH 2011, on the general excise tax exemption on sales of computer hardware, computer software, and telecommunications equipment sold to the federal government and state-chartered credit unions. Amends Act 105, SLH 2011, to comply with federal law. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 547). SAY CPN, WAM
HB814 HD1 SD1
Public Employment; Group Life Insurance
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
Limits the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to providing group life insurance benefits only to retired employees who retired before July 1, 2011. Maintains the flat dollar contribution for the group life benefit of retired employees and repeals the annual adjustment. Repeals provisions pertaining to the negotiation of group life insurance contributions for active employees. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY LAB, FIN
HB848 HD2 SD1
Related Management Entities; GET Exemption
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Exempts from the GET the amounts received by a related or indirectly related management entity managing the business of the affiliates. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY FIN
HB850 HD1 SD2
Lanai; Fisheries; Resource Management; Appropriation
RELATING TO FISHING.
Designates the Lanai community-based fishery resource management area. Establishes the Lanai community-based fishery resource management area advisory committee to develop a community-based fishery resource management area program to implement traditional fishery management practices on the island of Lanai. Repeal upon adoption of rules to implement the aha kiole or aha moku management system. Effective 07/01/2117. (SD2)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Senate Conferee(s) discharged. SAY (Introduced by request of another party) WLH, WAM
HB879 HD1 SD2
Mortgage Foreclosures; Task Force
RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Authorizes a planned community association or a condominium association to pursue nonjudicial foreclosure for outstanding liens; authorizes payment plans for outstanding liens under certain conditions; allows an association to acquire a unit through credit bidding at auction; specifies notice requirements; prohibits foreclosure of certain junior liens during the pendency of foreclosure on a mortgage. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HERKES, KEITH-AGARAN CPN, JDL
HB902 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Health Corps; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Establishes the Hawaii health corps program to provide loan repayments on behalf of eligible physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in any county having a shortage of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, with priority given to those serving in rural areas. Provides for loan repayments by the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine and the University of Hawaii at Manoa school of nursing and dental hygiene. Creates the Hawaii health corps revolving fund. Makes appropriations to support accreditation efforts and support and expand residency programs, particularly in family medicine. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, M. LEE, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA HTH/EDU, WAM  SB1170
HB905 HD1 SD1 CD1
Health and Human Services Delivery Plan; Procurement
RELATING TO DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
Authorizes a state agency to require a provider to participate in health and human services delivery planning as a condition of the provider's contract. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB905 CD1)
(S ) 2/15/2012 - Act 004, 2/15/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1104). YAMANE, AQUINO, CULLEN, MANAHAN, YAMASHITA HTH/HMS/WAM  SB1141
HB916 SD1
Parking for Disabled Persons; Special Account
RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account; excess funds to be transferred to the state highway fund at the end of each fiscal year. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2012. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 548). SOUKI, YAMANE TRN, HLT, FIN
HB922 SD3
Public Land Trust Lands; 999-Year Homestead Lease; Assignment
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Allows 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to land trusts that are created for managing and holding the homestead leasehold estate for the benefit of the lessee and lessee's family members. (SD3)
(H ) 5/5/2011 - Recommitted to JUD with Representative(s) Belatti, Saiki, Wooley voting no and Representative(s) Carroll, Nishimoto, Pine excused. WOOLEY, HANOHANO, Carroll HAW, WLO, JUD
HB983 HD2 SD1
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; Tax Credits
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Amends the Hawaii strategic development corporation provisions related to tax credits. Effective July 1, 2112. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). MCKELVEY, CHONG, YAMASHITA EDT, WAM
HB994 HD1
Motor Vehicle Insurance; Covered Loss Deductible
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
Excludes benefits paid or incurred under the workers' compensation law from the covered loss deductible. Effective January 1, 2013. (HB994 HD1)
(S ) 4/24/2012 - Act 032, 4/20/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132). NAKASHIMA JDL, CPN
HB1001 HD2 SD2
Appropriations; Claims Against State
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.
Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB1228
HB1012 HD1 SD2
Appropriations; Department of the Attorney General; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Appropriates an unspecified sum to the Department of the Attorney General for operating expenses of state law enforcement agencies relating to the planning and operation of security services and activities for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2022. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB1239
HB1019 HD1 SD2
Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax; Energy Security Special Fund; Agricultural Development Special Fund; Climate Change Task Force ($)
RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
Authorizes the revision of allocation from the Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax. Extends the existence of the Climate Change Task Force until 6/30/13. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) ENE/AGL, WAM  SB1246
HB1033 HD1 SD2
Public Finance; Clean Energy Special Account; Department of Budget and Finance; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE.
Establishes the clean energy special account within the energy security special fund. Requires proceeds from the special account to be expended pursuant to legislative appropriation to finance qualified clean economy projects that meet certain criteria. Protects any proprietary information that may be received by the department of business, economic development, and tourism from a clean economy project entity or company. Requires the director of finance to submit a report to the legislature. Requires the director of business, economic development, and tourism to include certain information relating to qualified clean energy projects as part of the energy resource coordinator's annual report to the legislature. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/26/2012 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-12 1:00PM in conference room 309. SAY (Introduced by request of another party) FIN, EEP, CPC  SB1260
HB1041 HD2 SD2
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Medicare Part B Reimbursements
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYERUNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Eliminates medicare part B reimbursements for employee-beneficiaries or spouses of employee-beneficiaries who are hired after 6/30/11. Clarifies the amount to be paid to the EUTF by public employers for the medicare part B premiums of certain beneficiaries. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB1268
HB1054 HD1 SD1 CD1
Education; Board of Education; State Libraries
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Authorizes affiliates of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and certain nonprofit organizations supporting state library branches to use state library facilities for concessions, vending machines and other activities and to maintain their own accounts for the net proceeds under specified conditions. (HB1054 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 308, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1425). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) EDU  SB1281
HB1063 HD1 SD1
Loans made to Hawaiian Home Lands lessees
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.
Increases the limit the department is currently authorized to borrow or guarantee on loans from $50,000,000 to an unspecified amount to cover the department's guarantee requirements for its housing program. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) HWN, WAM  SB1290
HB1092 HD1 SD3
Taxation; Tax Improvement
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Makes the deduction for state taxes paid inoperative for corporate taxpayers and: (1) An individual filer with federal adjusted gross income of $70,000 or more; (2) A head of household with federal adjusted gross income of $105,000 or more; and (3) A joint or surviving spouse filer with federal adjusted gross income of $140,000 or more. Effective 7/1/2117 and applicable to taxpayer years beginning after 12/31/2010. (SD3)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB1319
HB1179 HD3 SD1
State Monies; Short-term Investments
RELATING TO INVESTMENTS.
Establishes an Advisory Committee on Short-term Investments administratively attached to the Department of Budget and Finance to assist the Director of Finance in making short-term investments. Establishes additional requirements in the management of the short-term investments. Allows for the operation of the short-term investment pool under contract with a private investment advisor or advisors. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1179 SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). M. OSHIRO, CHONG, CHOY WAM
HB1181 HD1 SD1
False Claims to the State and Counties
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
Brings laws relating to false claims to the State and to the counties into compliance with the federal False Claims Act in order to meet federal requirements that state laws provide the same or greater protections as those established under section 1909 of the Social Security Act. (SD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 294, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1411). CHOY (Introduced by request of another party) FIN, JUD
HB1183 HD2 SD1
Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Amendments
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement; with section 32, creating a committee to oversee the department of taxation's implementation and administration of, and compliance with the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, to take effect on approval. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHOY EDT, WAM
HB1203 HD2 SD1
Physicians; Assessment Fee
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
Removes the cap on expenditures from the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund; specifies that the physician workforce assessment fee shall be used to support physician workforce assessment in collaboration with residency programs in this State and the Hawaii medical board to address specified issues; requires annual report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 548). YAMANE CPN, WAM
HB1221 HD1 SD2
Intoxicating Liquor; Liquor Commission; Liquor Licensees Security Plans
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Exempts a liquor licensee from liability for certain violations if the licensee has in place a security plan approved by the liquor commission to prevent consumption of liquor by a minor and the licensee acts in good faith to implement the plan. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). TAKAI, RIVIERE, Chang, Keith-Agaran, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morita, B. Oshiro, Souki JUD, ERB  SB740
HB1248 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Loans; New Farmer Program; Appropriation
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
Reduces the new farmer program loan interest rate. Increases the loan limits and reduces the number of credit denials required to qualify for the program. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2117. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NAKASHIMA AGL, WAM  SB1153
HB1270 HD1 SD1
Tax Credits, Exclusions, and Exemptions; Evaluation
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the department of taxation to evaluate certain tax credits, exclusions, and exemptions and report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CHONG, YAMASHITA WAM
HB1277 HD2 SD2
Statewide Agriculture Water Use and Development Study
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATEWIDE AGRICULTURE WATER DEVELOPMENT STUDY.
Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the statewide agriculture water use and development study to be completed by the department of agriculture. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HASHEM, AWANA, MARUMOTO, MCKELVEY, TSUJI, Cullen, Evans, C. Lee AGL, WAM
HB1295 HD3 SD2 CD1
Unlicensed Contracting Offenses
RELATING TO BUSINESS.
Establishes unlicensed contracting activity as a misdemeanor offense; establishes habitual unlicensed contracting activity and unlicensed contractor fraud as felonies. Provides that each day of unlicensed contracting activity is a distinct and separate offense under certain circumstances. Exempts from the offense of unlicensed contracting activity an offense by a previously licensed licensee who inadvertently fails to renew an expired license. Effective 07/01/2012. (CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 244, 7/6/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1347). MCKELVEY ERB, JUD/CPC, FIN
HB1300 HD2 SD2
Taxation; Electronic Filing; Filing Deadlines
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Requires the department of taxation to establish a system to allow taxpayers to file all tax returns, applications, reports, and other documents electronically, telephonically, or by optical means, with no additional cost to the taxpayer; lowers the threshold for any taxpayer required to remit taxes by one of the means of electronic funds transfer from $100,000 to an unspecified amount in tax liability; reestablishes the filing and payment deadline of various taxes, including but not limited to quarterly filing requirements and the payment of periodic insurance premium taxes, to the last day of the month. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). MCKELVEY EDT, WAM
HB1306 HD2 SD1
Housing Loan and Mortgage Program; Bond Authorization
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Increases the Hula Mae multifamily program revenue bond authorization. (SD1)
(H ) 4/24/2012 - Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-25-12 10:30AM in conference room 224. CABANILLA, Fontaine, Marumoto, Morita, Riviere WLH, WAM
HB1307 HD1 SD1
Construction Task Force (2010); Tax Credit; Ohana Residential Housing; New Construction
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a refundable ohana residential housing income tax credit for qualified taxpayers that purchase a qualified principal residence on or after 04/01/2011, and before 01/01/2013, that is payable to the qualified taxpayer in 2 equal installments over the immediately following 2 taxable years. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Senate Conferee(s) discharged. HAR, AQUINO, AWANA, CHANG, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Chong, Rhoads EDT, WAM  SB654
HB1308 HD2 SD2
Business Development in Hawaii; Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Tax Credits
RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credits to increase the tax credits to unspecified percentages and dollar amounts and to provide additional non-refundable tax credits for qualified media infrastructure projects in certain qualifying counties; provides an additional tax credit for qualified special or visual effects and animation production costs; raises the tax credit caps to unspecified amounts. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HAR, AQUINO, AWANA, CHANG, CULLEN, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, B. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE, Chong, Yamashita ERB, HED, FIN  SB1133
HB1312 HD2 SD2
Ala Wai Boat Harbor; Leases; Submerged Lands; Request for Proposals
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
Provides that state fast lands and submerged lands may be leased. Provides for the lease of fast lands and submerged lands of the Ala Wai boat harbor pursuant to requests for proposals. (SD2)
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Senate Conferee(s) discharged. ITO, AWANA, HAR, ICHIYAMA, YAMASHITA, Cabanilla WLH, WAM
HB1322 HD2 SD2
University of Hawaii; Special Funds; Revolving Funds
RELATING TO CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Converts certain revolving funds of the University of Hawaii into special funds. Repeals certain funds of the University of Hawaii and transfers the remaining balances to specified alternate funds. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NISHIMOTO EDU, WAM
HB1326 HD2 SD1
University of Hawaii; System Benchmarks
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Amends provisions relating to benchmark reporting. Requires the University of Hawaii to periodically review state needs related to higher education outcomes and indicators and monitor and report biennially on its progress toward achieving performance outcomes in a manner that is transparent and linked to state higher education needs. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NISHIMOTO EDU  SB244
HB1330 HD1 SD2
Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; JABSOM
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOBACCO SETTLEMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Extends until June 30, 2015, the portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys allocated for annual operating expenses of JABSOM, and annually reduces these amounts by a certain percentage beginning in FY 2012-2013. Increases the portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys going to the general fund until June 30, 2015. Adds annual reporting requirements for JABSOM. Effective 7/1/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NISHIMOTO EDU/HTH, WAM  SB239
HB1398 HD1 SD1 CD1
Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Public-Private Partnerships
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
Authorizes Hawaii Public Housing Authority to develop public housing projects under a partnership or development agreement with a private party. Provides exemptions from chapters 103 and 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if not prohibited by federal law or regulation. Requires annual report to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB1398 CD1)
(S ) 6/26/2012 - Act 164, 6/26/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267). JORDAN HSG, WLO, FIN
HB1407 HD1 SD2
Adoption; Records; Proceedings; Contact Preference
RELATING TO ADOPTION RECORDS.
Allows a natural parent to insert a contact preference, indicating whether the natural parent accepts or declines personal contact with the adopted individual, into the sealed adoption records; clarifies procedures for requesting inspections of adoption records and maintaining confidentiality of parties to an adoption; requires the family court to provide adopted individual with a copy of the natural parent's contact preference; defines contact preference. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). JORDAN (Introduced by request of another party) HMS, JDL
HB1411 HD2 SD2
Mortgage Foreclosures; Appropriation
RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.
Authorizes the conversion of nonjudicial power of sale foreclosures to judicial foreclosures in certain cases; authorizes recordation of notice of default and intent to foreclose; specifies allowable locations for public auction of foreclosed properties; specifies prohibited conduct; requires suspension of actions by junior lienholders during the pendency of foreclosure; provides that violations of chapter 667 by foreclosing mortgagees shall be unfair and deceptive trade practices; prohibits deficiency judgments after nonjudicial foreclosure; specifies that the interest of a mortgagor is extinguished upon recordation of affidavit of sale; imposes requirements for mortgage servicers including physical presence within the State; creates dispute resolution process for nonjudicial foreclosures; creates dispute resolution special fund; creates requirements for notice of default; makes conforming amendments; makes appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). SAY, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, CABANILLA, CARROLL, CHOY, COFFMAN, EVANS, HAR, HASHEM, KEITH-AGARAN, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, M. OSHIRO, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Rhoads CPN, WAM
HB1483 HD1 SD2
Molokai Irrigation System; Homestead Lessees; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE MOLOKAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
Requires the department of agriculture to provide water at a reduced rate to Molokai irrigation system users who lease tracts of land under section 207 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended. Authorizes the department of agriculture to forgive past due amounts owed by Molokai homestead farmers for irrigation water. Appropriates funds to cover the operational costs of the Molokai irrigation system. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). CARROLL, HANOHANO, MANAHAN, Evans, M. Lee HAW, AGR, WLO, FIN
HB1513 HD1 SD2
Weed and Seed Program; Permanent Establishment; Appropriation
RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.
Establishes a permanent weed and seed program within DLIR. Appropriates funds. Effective 07/01/2117. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). AQUINO, CULLEN, MANAHAN, PINE, YAMANE, Rhoads JDL, WAM
HB1524 HD2 SD2
Agricultural Commodities; Criminal Penalties
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.
Requires those sentenced for agricultural theft to provide restitution to the victim. Requires proof of identification from sellers of agricultural commodities. Establishes criminal penalties for failure to maintain a certificate of ownership or other written proof of ownership of agricultural commodities. Makes theft of agricultural commodities an offense of theft in the second degree and establishes lack of ownership or movement certificates as prima facie evidence of the theft. (SD2)
(S ) 6/15/2012 - Act 125, 6/15/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1227). HASHEM, AWANA, CHOY, MCKELVEY, TSUJI AGL, JDL
HB1529 HD2 SD1
Government; First Nation; Appropriation
RELATING TO PLANNING.
Establishes a nine-member commission to prepare, maintain, and certify a roll of qualified Native Hawaiian constituents; establishes requirements and procedures for preparation of the roll; establishes a process of recognition and ratification of governing documents and an interim first nation governing council; authorizes adoption of rules; appropriates unspecified funds for expenditure by the office of Hawaiian affairs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). NAKASHIMA, CHANG, CHOY, HAR, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, M. OSHIRO ERB, HAW, JUD, FIN
HB1543 SD1 CD1
Motor Vehicles; Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Distributors; Reimbursement for Parts
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING LAW.
Prohibits motor vehicle manufacturer or distributor recovery or attempted recovery of increased warranty reimbursement to automobile dealers. Requires Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to review and compare costs of repairs. (HB1543 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 246, 7/6/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349). HERKES CPN
HB1551 HD2 SD2
Taxation; Technology; Tax Credit for Research Activities
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
Defines "qualified high technology business" to mean a business employing or owning capital or property, or maintaining an office, in this State; provided that more than fifty per cent of its total business activities are qualified research and more than fifty per cent of its qualified research is performed in this State; adds reporting requirements to measure the effectiveness of the tax credit for research activities; establishes a fine for failure to file the survey information in the reporting requirements; requires that federal and state income tax returns and documents related to deductions for tax credits for research activities be filed as part of the survey; extends the tax credit through 2016; applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2011. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)
(H ) 4/16/2012 - Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 754). BROWER, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY EDT, WAM  SB1550
HB1570 HD2 SD1
Feedstock Costs; Appropriation; Livestock; Goat Milk
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Appropriates funds to reimburse livestock producers for feed costs. Makes goat farmers with a herd of at least 25 lactating milking goats eligible for the livestock revitalization program. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, Choy, Hashem, Riviere AGL, WAM
HB1617 HD2 SD2 CD1
Public Lands; Leases; Fair Compensation
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Provides for fair compensation when leased public land for agricultural or pastoral uses is withdrawn, condemned, or taken for public purposes. Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend commercial, hotel, resort, and industrial leases when the lessee makes qualifying substantial improvements to the leased land. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB1617 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Vetoed on 07-10-12 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1390). CHANG, HAR, HERKES, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, TSUJI, Souki WLH/JDL, WAM  SB1530
HB1626 HD1 SD2
County Fuel Tax
RELATING TO FUEL TAXES.
Permits the county of Hawaii to appropriate the county's share of fuel tax revenue for the maintenance of substandard private subdivision roads that are used by the public. Provides that neither the State nor the county shall be required to install infrastructure improvements if the roads are thereafter sold to a private entity. Sunsets 6/30/16. Effective 7/1/30. (SD2)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). HANOHANO TRN, FIN
HB1642 HD2 SD1
High Technology; Research Tax Credit
RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
Requires a qualified high technology business that claims the tax credit for research activities to file annual survey information with the department of taxation by June 30 of each year; requires the department to report to the legislature by September 1 of each year on the information collected by the survey and the effectiveness of the tax credit; extends the income tax credit for qualified research activities for five years. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)
(H ) 4/13/2012 - Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 747). YAMASHITA, AQUINO, AWANA, BROWER, CARROLL, CHANG, CHONG, CULLEN, EVANS, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, MANAHAN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, B. OSHIRO, SAY, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, TSUJI, YAMANE EDT, WAM
HB1666 HD1 SD1 CD1
Highway Safety; Negligent Homicide; Negligent Injury
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
Amends penalties for negligent homicide in the first degree, negligent homicide in the second degree, and negligent injury in the first degree when the incident involves a vulnerable highway user. Adds definitions. (HB1666 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 316, 7/10/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1433). WOOLEY JDL
HB1671 HD2 SD2
Procurement Code; Protest; Administrative Proceedings
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
Imposes time limits on rendering administrative and judicial review decisions. Limits protests to those that are a minimum percentage of the contract value. Requires posting of a protest bond, to be forfeited if the protesting party does not prevail. (SD2)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Vetoed on 07-10-12 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1391). CHOY PGM, JDL/WAM
HB1689 HD1 SD2
Long-Term Care; Omnibus; Appropriation
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
Establishes a task force to ascertain if there is public sentiment for a mandatory tax to implement a long-term care insurance program for all residents of the State. Requires an actuarial analysis and a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds for reimbursement for travel expenses for task force members and the actuarial analysis. Requests the executive office on aging of the department of health to conduct an education and awareness campaign on long-term care and have the campaign evaluated. Appropriates funds for the evaluation. Establishes and directs a long-term care task force to coordinate and consolidate state long-term care programs and services. Establishes the position of deputy healthcare transformation coordinator. Appropriates funds for the establishment of the deputy healthcare transformation coordinator. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S ) 4/27/2012 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-12 4:00PM in conference room 229. RHOADS, M. LEE HMS, WAM  SB2309
HB1695 SD1
Tax Penalties
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Prohibits penalties for erroneous claims for refund or credit from being added to tax underpayments on which penalties are already imposed for substantial understatements or misstatements. (SD1)
(S ) 6/29/2012 - Act 185, 6/28/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1288). CHOY WAM
HB1698
Department of Human Resources Development; Qualified Community Rehabilitation Programs; Reporting
RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
Removes the department of human resources development's requirement to report expenditures on qualified community rehabilitation programs to the legislature.
(S ) 4/24/2012 - Act 044, 4/23/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144). RHOADS HMS, WAM
HB1705 HD1 SD1 CD1
Taxation; Potable Water
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Exempts from the state income and general excise taxes, privately-owned nonprofit public water systems that supply potable water to residential communities that lack any access to public utility water services and are federally tax-exempt under section 501(c)(12) of the Internal Revenue Code. (HB1705 CD1)
(S ) 6/29/2012 - Act 184, 6/28/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1287). EVANS WAM
HB1706 HD1 SD1
Condominiums; Association Meetings
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Requires that petitioners have adequate time to address concerns at a requested special association meeting. Prohibits an association from adopting any rule for association meetings that would otherwise require a vote of the majority of the quorum to change, with certain exceptions. (SD1)
(H ) 4/24/2012 - Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 801). EVANS CPN
HB1724 HD1 SD2
Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility; Appropriation
RELATING TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires the department of human services to temporarily provide medicaid presumptive eligibility to patients who have been waitlisted for long-term care, and to conduct a study of a computerized medicaid applications system. Requires reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds to cover medicaid reimbursements made to providers or plans for waitlisted patients enrolled but found to be ineligible. Effective 07/01/2013, and repealed on 06/30/2017. (SD2)
(S ) 4/27/2012 - Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-12 4:00PM in conference room 229. YAMANE HMS, WAM
HB1726 HD1 SD2 CD1
Energy Systems Development Special Fund; Barrel Tax
RELATING TO ENERGY.
Extends the repeal date of the energy systems development special fund and periodic evaluation and plan of action requirements of the special fund to 2013 to match that of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax. Effective June 29, 2012. (HB1726 CD1)
(H ) 6/26/2012 - Act 151, on 6/25/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254). COFFMAN ENE, WAM
HB1743
Driver Licensing
RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.
Increases the gross vehicle weight rating of category (3) motor vehicle driver licenses to eighteen thousand pounds or less.
(S ) 4/4/2012 - Act 010, 4/4/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1110). SOUKI, ICHIYAMA TIA
HB1744 HD1
Salaries; Legislature; Judiciary; Executive
RELATING TO COMPENSATION.
Stipulates that the five per cent decrease to the legislative, executive, and judicial salaries applies to what the respective salaries were as of June 30, 2009, and remains at the specified salary rate until June 30, 2013. Repeals Act 85, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2009, as amended by Act 57, SLH 2011, as amended by this Act, at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2013. Provides that the repeal of the aforementioned Acts for the period of July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2013, shall not be construed to restore or reinstate any leaves for vacation or sick leave, any salary reduction, or any other compensation reduced by the Acts. (HB1744 HD1)
(S ) 4/24/2012 - Act 048, 4/23/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148). RHOADS, SAY JDL/WAM
HB1746 HD1
Condominiums; Metering of Utilities
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Applies requirement for separate utility metering of nonresidential and residential condominium units to all condominium projects, regardless of when constructed.
(S ) 4/13/2012 - Act 018, 4/12/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118). RHOADS, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, LUKE, Saiki CPN  SB2256
HB1754 HD1 SD1
Elections; Absentee Ballots; Unique Ballots; Office of Elections Package
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Permits the mailing of absentee ballots to all registered voters in areas with fewer than five hundred voters that would otherwise require a unique ballot type and an individual polling place. (SD1)
(S ) 5/11/2012 - Act 100, 5/10/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2052
HB1755 HD2 SD2 CD1
Voter Registration; Electronic Registration; Appropriation
RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
Updates voter registration laws, including authorizing the acceptance of electronic applications to register to vote; applies to all primary, special, nonpartisan, and general elections, beginning with the primary election of 2016. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB1755 CD1)
(S ) 7/6/2012 - Act 225, 7/5/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1328). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2051
HB1764 HD1 SD1
Residency Requirements; State and County Appointed Officers; City and County of Honolulu Package
RELATING TO THE RESIDENCY OF APPOINTIVE OFFICERS.
Allows the waiver of residency requirements for state or county department heads and deputies or assistants to a department head, when the appointed officer is required to have highly specialized or scientific knowledge or training and a qualified applicant who meets the residency requirement is not available to fill the position. (SD1)
(S ) 6/15/2012 - Act 115, 6/15/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL/WAM  SB2070
HB1765 HD2 SD1
Criminal History Record Checks for County Employees; City and County of Honolulu Package
RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.
Allows counties to conduct criminal history checks on prospective liquor commission employees, prospective employees working with vulnerable adults or seniors, employees for fire department and emergency medical services positions, and emergency management employees with certain additional requirements. (SD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 299, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1416). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) PGM/HMS, JDL  SB2071
HB1771 HD1 SD1
Felonies Chargeable by Written Information; Prosecuting Attorney Package
RELATING TO FELONIES FOR WHICH CRIMINAL CHARGES MAY BE INSTITUTED BY WRITTEN INFORMATION.
Adds felonies for which criminal charges may be instituted by written information including habitual property crime, unauthorized entry in a dwelling in the first or second degree, and theft of copper. Effective 01/07/59. (SD1)
(H ) 4/24/2012 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-26-12 2:30PM in conference room 325. SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2058
HB1772
Violation of Privacy; Prosecuting Attorney Package
RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
Amends the offense of violation of privacy in the second degree under section 711-1111, HRS, to exclude surveillance of another person in a stage of undress or sexual activity because that conduct is prohibited by the offense of privacy in the first degree under section 711-1110.9, HRS.
(S ) 4/25/2012 - Act 059, 4/24/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2059
HB1777 HD1 SD1
Production of Records; Prosecuting Attorney Package
RELATING TO PRODUCTION OF RECORDS.
Adds a new chapter to the Hawaii Revised Statutes allowing judges to order the production of records by persons or entities located outside of the State, in all criminal cases. Requires a Hawaii resident served with criminal process from another state to comply with the criminal process. Amends the definition of summons under section 836-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include subpeonas ad testificandum and duces tecum. (SD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 325, 7/10/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1442). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL  SB2064
HB1788 HD1 SD1 CD1
Computer Crime; Computer Fraud; Unauthorized Access
RELATING TO COMPUTER CRIME.
Creates a third degree of computer fraud. Clarifies the elements of computer fraud in the first and second degrees. Deletes a defense to computer fraud in the first degree. Increases the class penalty for all computer fraud and unauthorized access offenses. (HB1788 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 293, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1410). KEITH-AGARAN, AQUINO, BROWER, C. LEE, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, RHOADS EDT, JDL
HB1791 SD1 CD1
Sentencing; Manslaughter
RELATING TO HOMICIDE.
Amends drivers license revocation provisions to require revocation for a period of time as determined by the sentencing court when a driver is convicted of manslaughter involving a vehicle or for negligent homicide in the first or second degrees. Allows for a term of imprisonment when a convicted defendant is sentenced to probation for manslaughter for a period of time to be determined by the sentencing court. Clarifies statutory language to specify that probation is an available sentence for manslaughter. (HB1791 CD1)
(S ) 7/10/2012 - Act 292, 7/9/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1409). KEITH-AGARAN, Souki, Yamashita TIA, JDL  SB2973
HB1800 HD2 SD2 CD1
Judiciary; Supplemental Appropriations; Judiciary Package
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
Appropriates funds to the Judiciary for FY 2012-2013.
(S ) 6/13/2012 - Act 107, 6/8/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209). SAY (Introduced by request of another party) JDL, WAM  SB2054
HB1838 SD1 CD1
General Obligation Bond Declaration
RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by article VII, section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded. (HB1838 CD1)
(S ) 6/13/2012 - Act 108, 6/8/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210). OSHIRO WAM
HB1848 HD2 SD1
Collective Bargaining; Employer-Union Health Benefits
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.