HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

896

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2

 

C.D. 1

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


PART I

     SECTION 1.  The following sums or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 are appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii to the department of the attorney general for the purpose of satisfying claims for legislative relief as to the following named persons, firms, corporations, and entities, for claims against the State or its officers or employees for the overpayment of taxes, or for refunds, reimbursements, payments of judgments or settlements, or other liabilities, in the amounts set forth opposite their names:

JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE STATE                               AMOUNT

AND SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS:

 

1.   DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES:

 

     American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii     $    12,401.00

     and Pamela G. Lichty v. Dean H. Seki,            Settlement

     Civil No. 14-00150 JMS-RLP, USDC
     Hookano v. State of Hawaii                   $    180,000.00

Civil No. 14-1-0875-04, First Circuit             Settlement

                                                    _____________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                    $    192,401.00

 

2.   DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

 

     Fotoudis v. City and County of Honolulu,     $      7,250.00

     et al., Civil No. 14-00333, USDC                  Settlement

                                                    _____________

     SUBTOTAL                                     $      7,250.00

 

 

3.   DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

 

Kahiapo, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.    $    30,000.00

     Civil No. 11-1-2685-11, First Circuit             Settlement

 

     Lee-Vith, et al. v. Department of Education,  $    13,500.00

     et al., Civil No. 12-1-2443-09, First Circuit     Settlement

 

     Fukuda v. Department of Education, et al.     $    80,000.00

     Civil No. 12-1-200507, First Circuit              Settlement

 

     Nishi v. Board of Education, et al.           $   325,000.00

     Civil No. 14-1-1295-06, First Circuit             Settlement

 

Hawaii Government Employees Association,      $   382,000.00

et al. v. Abercrombie, et al.,                    Settlement

Case No. CE-03-824, HLRB                                   

                                                    _____________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $   830,500.00
4.   HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND:

 

     In the Matter of Dr. Morton Cotlar            $    30,589.00

     Case No. 2014-001                                 Settlement

                                                   ______________

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $    30,589.00

 

5.   HAWAII STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL:

 

     Dollnig v. Hawaii State Department of         $    48,000.00

Education, et al. Civil No. 14-1-0025,            Settlement

     Third Circuit                                 ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL                                      $    48,000.00

    

6.   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

 

     Daligcon, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.   $    96,701.54

     Civil No. 12-1-1269-05, First Circuit             Settlement

 

     Rodriguez v. Onaka, et al.                    $     5,728.85

     Civil No. 13-1-2207-08, First Circuit               Judgment

                                                   ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $   102,430.39

 

7.   DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

 

     Alexander, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.  $   350,000.00

     Civil No. 11-1-0795-04, First Circuit             Settlement

 

Costales v. Rosete, et al.                    $   462,594.00

     Civil No. 07-1-2360-12, First Circuit             Settlement

 

     Polm, et al. v. Department of Human           $   135,469.79

Services, et al., Civil No.                         Judgment

11-1-0548-03, First Circuit                   ______________

    

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $   948,063.79

     DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES:

 

     Tort Claim of Lisa M. Shamis                  $    45,000.00

                                                       Settlement

                                                    _____________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $    45,000.00

 

9.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY:

 

     Slingluff v. State of Hawaii, et al.          $ 1,036,395.94

     Civil No. 06-1-1654-09, First Circuit               Judgment

 

     Waiolama, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.   $    69,094.33

     Civil No. 09-1-0679-03, First Circuit               Judgment

 

     Lessary v. State of Hawaii, et al.            $    50,000.00

     Civil No. 12-1-1897-07, First Circuit             Settlement

 

     Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP, v.         $    25,598.78

     Department of Public Safety, et al.,              Settlement

     Civil No. 13-1-1078-04, First Circuit

 

     Webster, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.    $    50,000.00

     Civil No. 13-1-0145-01, First Circuit             Settlement

                                                   ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $ 1,231,089.05

 

10.  OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR:

 

     Oahu Publications, Inc., dba The Honolulu     $    45,000.00

     Advertiser v. Abercrombie,                        Settlement

     SCWC-13-0000127, CAAP-13-0000127,

     Civil No. 11-1-1871-08, First Circuit         ______________

 

SUBTOTAL:                                     $    45,000.00

 

11.  MISCELLANEOUS CLAIMS:

 

     Raedrina A. Kealoha                           $        51.12

     Korean Airlines Co., Ltd.                     $     2,177.50

 

     Thomas K. Nagano                              $       199.80

 

     Mark Tamashiro                                $     4,347.36

    

     GE Capital Info Technology SOL                $     3,248.47

 

     GTE Communication Systems Corp.               $     3,421.56

 

     Kellogg Sales Company                         $     2,660.59

 

     Lehman Brothers, Inc.                         $    14,906.96

                                                   ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $    31,013.36

     Total (SECTION 1):                            $ 3,511,336.59

     The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of the attorney general for the purposes of this Act.

PART II

     SECTION 2.  The following sums or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 are appropriated out of the state highway fund for the purpose of satisfying claims for legislative relief as to the following named persons, for claims against the State or its officers or employees for payments of judgments or settlements, or other liabilities, in the amount set forth opposite their names:

JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE STATE                               AMOUNT

AND SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS:

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, HIGHWAYS DIVISION:

 

     Eager v. State of Hawaii, et al.              $     2,804.56

     Civil No. 12-1-1408-05, First Circuit

 

     Higa v. State of Hawaii, et al.               $    72,000.00

     Civil No. 14-1-0751 ECN, First Circuit            Settlement

 

Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. v. Department of        $    20,000.00

Transportation, et al.,                           Settlement

Civil No. 14-1-0427-02, First Circuit

 

Miles, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.      $   900,000.00

Civil No. 10-1-0977-05, First Circuit             Settlement

                                                   ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $   994,804.56

 

     TOTAL (SECTION 2)                             $   994,804.56

 

     The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of transportation, highways division, for the purposes of this Act.

PART III

     SECTION 3.  The following sums or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 are appropriated out of the harbor special fund for the purpose of satisfying claims for legislative relief as to the following named persons, for claims against the State or its officers or employees for payments of judgments or settlements, or other liabilities, in the amount set forth opposite their names:

JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE STATE                               AMOUNT

AND SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS:

                         

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, HARBORS DIVISION:

 

     Barnard v. State of Hawaii, et al.            $    93,734.77

     Civil No. 12-1-2924-11, First Circuit             Settlement

   ______________

 

     SUBTOTAL:                                     $    93,734.77

 

     TOTAL (SECTION 3)                             $    93,734.77

 

     The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of transportation, harbors division, for the purposes of this Act.

PART IV

     SECTION 4.  The sums hereinabove may be paid to the respective persons, or for the satisfaction or settlement of the respectively identified cases, and in several amounts hereinabove set forth or in lesser amounts deemed appropriate, upon checks issued by the comptroller; provided departments shall obtain the approval of the attorney general before payment of any claim can be made.

     SECTION 5.  Notwithstanding the sums hereinabove stated as interest upon judgments against the State, payment of interest shall be limited to the period from the date of judgment, if applicable, to thirty days after the effective date of this Act, as provided in section 662-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for those cases to which the statute applies.

     SECTION 6.  All unexpended and unencumbered balances of the appropriations made in this Act as of the close of business on June 30, 2016, shall lapse.

     SECTION 7.  If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

     SECTION 8.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Appropriations; Claims Against State

 

Description:

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.  (HB896 CD1)

 

 

 

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