HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to Travel.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding chapter 127A or any other law to the contrary, this Act shall take precedence over all conflicting statutes concerning this subject matter and shall preempt all contrary laws, ordinances, rules, orders, or proclamations adopted by the State, a county, or any department or agency thereof.
(1) Has a negative test result upon arrival from a state approved-COVID-19 test administered within seventy‑two hours before departing from the final leg of departure; provided that if a person has not received a test result upon arrival from the final leg of departure due to unforeseen circumstances through no fault of the person, that person shall be subject to and remain in a post-arrival mandatory self‑quarantine upon arrival unless and until the person:
(A) Submits to and obtains a negative test result from a state-approved rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival; and
(B) Obtains a negative test result from a state approved‑COVID-19 test administered within seventy-two hours from the final leg of departure; or
(2) Is under the age of five and accompanied by a person who is exempt under paragraph (1).
(c) In addition to the exemptions provided for under subsection (b), the department of health shall establish conditions under which persons may be deemed automatically exempt from the pre‑travel testing requirements and mandatory self-quarantine.
(d) Any person who receives a positive test result post‑arrival shall be responsible for securing and paying all costs associated with that person's mandatory self‑quarantine and isolation, including transport, lodging, food, medical care, and any other expenses to sustain the person during the mandatory self‑quarantine period.
(e) The post-arrival mandatory self‑quarantine exemption provided by this Act shall not affect or in any way impede or supersede the authority of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or department of health pursuant to sections 321-1 and 325-8 to require persons to quarantine if they subsequently test positive for COVID-19 or if they are a close contact of a person confirmed positive for COVID-19.
(f) For the purposes of this Act, "state approved-COVID-19 test" means a test to determine the presence of active COVID-19 infection that is administered through an entity approved by the department of health.
SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval and shall be repealed on December 31, 2021, or upon termination of the State's emergency order for COVID-19 and mandatory self‑quarantine requirement for travelers, whichever occurs first.
Statewide Safe Travels Program Exemption; COVID-19; Quarantine
Exempts any person from the post-arrival mandatory self-quarantine if the person receives a negative test result prior to arrival. Allows DOH to establish conditions for exemption. Requires certain COVID-19 tests for travelers who do not have a test result upon arrival to avoid mandatory self-quarantine. Requires any person who receives a positive test for COVID-19 post-arrival to be responsible for all costs associated with that person's mandatory self-quarantine. Repeals on 12/31/2021.
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