HI Legislation | 2019 | Regular Session

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SB978EngrossAmends the disposition of unclaimed funds in the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to allocate funds under a certain amount to the Libraries Special Fund and to amend the threshold amount for funds transferred to the General Fund. Amends the time limit f...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
SB638PassAdds unlicensed sale of liquor and unlicensed manufacture of liquor as offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture and increases the grade of the offense of unlicensed sale of liquor to a class C felony. Amends definitions of "organized crim...
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2019-04-24
Act 015, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116).
HB558EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for employing lifeguards and purchasing life-saving equipment at Kua Bay in Kekaha Kai State Park on the island of Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 10:30AM in conference room 312.
SB1288PassPermits a condominium board to direct the use of an electronic voting device at any condominium association meeting regardless of whether a secret ballot is used or required. Requires a condominium board to take reasonable steps to ensure secrecy and...
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2019-04-24
Act 014, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115).
HB1261EnrollMakes permanent the requirement that decisions in contested case hearings of the Commission on Water Resource Management, Land Use Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and those involving conservation distr...
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
HB764PassClarifies that the requirement for a motor vehicle insurer to maintain a complete sales and claims service office does not apply to the county of Kalawao.
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2019-04-24
Act 019, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1120).
SB990EngrossRequires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to engage a consulting firm to conduct a study to evaluate policies and organizational changes needed within DBEDT that will enable the State to successfully execute a tec...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:46PM in conference room 224.
SB380PassImposes the transient accommodations tax on mandatory resort fees and requires that those fees be included in gross rental or gross rental proceeds. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Act 020, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121).
HB754EngrossEstablishes a framework for the Department of Transportation and the counties to regulate electric foot scooters. Amends definitions of moped to exclude electric foot scooters. Prohibits use of electric foot scooters to individuals under the age of f...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 10:35AM in conference room 225.
HB122PassAbolishes the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Trust Fund of the Department of Defense and transfers the unencumbered balance to the general fund.
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2019-04-24
Act 018, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119).
HB267EngrossRequires drug manufacturers to notify prescription drug benefit plans and pharmacy benefit managers if a proposed increase in the wholesale price of certain drugs would result in a sixteen per cent or more price increase over a twoyear period. Requir...
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2019-04-24
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Thursday, 04-25-19 4:00PM in conference room 229.
HB273EnrollEstablishes an exemption for insurers from the required annual privacy notice to customers under certain circumstances. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
SB752EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HB615EngrossRequires the Board of Education to invite the exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board. Effective 7/1/2050....
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 958).
HB497EnrollRequires the Legislative Reference Bureau to update its Report of the Illegal Fireworks Task Force to the Legislature for the Regular Session of 2011. (SD2)
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
SB1167EngrossEstablishes a new Agricultural Enterprise Program within the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the Department, to suppor...
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2019-04-24
Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 960).
HB720PassRequires firearm owners to report lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms. (HB720 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Act 023, 04/24/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124).
SB1048EngrossMakes confidentiality clauses in employment contracts unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims. Bans mandatory arbitration agreements as to sexual harassment claims. Makes mandatory confidentiality clauses in an arbitration agreement unenforceabl...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
SB983EngrossRenames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HB168EnrollAuthorizes a voter with special needs, including a disability, to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
HB499EnrollCorrects the labeling dimensions for a label affixed to display fireworks from nine inches by nine inches to nine square inches. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
SCR204PassUrging The Establishment Of A Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Task Force To Develop A Sui Generis Legal System To Recognize And Protect Native Hawaiian Cultural Intellectual Property, Traditional Cultural Expressions, And Genetic Resources.
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
HB1188EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the State Procurement Office to advance the Small Business Assistance Initiative established by Act 42, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017. Effective 1/1/2061. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:15PM in conference room 423.
SB1041EngrossProhibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or se...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
HB1043EngrossReplaces the tax boards of review with a single tax appeal review panel comprised of members who shall devote full time to their duties. Amends the grounds upon which an appeal to the administrative appeals and dispute resolution program may be made ...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 309.
HCR161PassRequesting The Hawaii Community Development Authority To Study Properties In Or Around Kakaako To Recommend Appropriate Sites For A New Fire Station Or, Alternatively, To Identify Existing Fire Stations That May Be Relocated Or Expanded To More Effec...
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2019-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
SB821EngrossRequires all places of public accommodation and state building construction constructed or substantially modified after December 31, 2020, to provide baby diaper-changing accommodations and baby feeding accommodations that are equally accessible to m...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 9:20AM in conference room 325.
SB995EngrossRequires HTDC to adopt rules to require businesses to return a technology research and development grant award if the recipient business relocates its principal place of business within 5 years of receiving the grant. Appropriates funding through the...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:47PM in conference room 224.
SB1291EngrossAppropriates funds into and out of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants. (SB1291 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:48PM in conference room 224.
HB1305EnrollAuthorizes the State and electrical and gas utilities to enter into a mutual assistance agreement with an out-of-state utility to assist in the restoration of electrical or natural gas power following a natural disaster or emergency. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Transmitted to Governor.
HB221EngrossEstablishes minimum requirements for dental assistants. Clarifies the allowable and prohibited practices by dental assistants. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 9:30AM in conference room 229.
SB1515EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii three to six out-of-school program for grades kindergarten through twelve. Authorizes the department of education to contract with private providers to furnish out-of-school programs for grades kindergarten through twelve, cond...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HB1530EngrossEstablishes and appropriates funds for the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program within the Department of Education. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HB121PassAbolishes the Captain Cook memorial fund, custodial services special fund, donations for voter registration drive trust account, and information technology trust fund of the Department of Accounting and General Services and transfers unencumbered bal...
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2019-04-24
Act 021, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1122).
HB318EngrossRequires the Department of Education to convene a Staggered School Start Times Task Force to study and evaluate the issues and implications of instituting a staggered school start times program, including effects on school bus schedules. Requires a r...
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2019-04-24
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Thursday, 04-25-19 3:05PM in conference room 329.
HB1093EngrossEstablishes rules, regulations, and permitting procedures for transportation network companies operating in the State. Makes permanent insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network drivers. Appropriates funds....
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 10:35AM in conference room 225.
SB485EngrossIncreases the amount of barrel tax deposited into the agricultural development and food security special fund. (SB485 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
SB1203EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1203 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HB159EngrossIncreases criminal penalties for anyone who knowingly keeps or maintains any structure or place for the purpose of using controlled substances or which is used for keeping or selling them in violation of controlled substance laws. Increases certain c...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HB307EngrossBroadens the definition of "renewable energy" as used in the public utilities commission law to include other self-replenishing non-fossil fuel, non-nuclear resources. Amends the renewable energy technologies income tax credit by, among other things,...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 828).
SB1202EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1202 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
SB219EngrossRequires the Chief Information Officer, in conjunction with the Information Technology Steering Committee, to review, refresh, and submit the State Information Technology Strategic Plan to the Governor and Legislature on 2021 and every four years the...
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2019-04-23
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-19 2:30PM in conference room 224.
SB1539EngrossCodifies the right to a prompt bail hearing upon formal charge and detention. Establishes right to counsel at the bail hearing. (SB1539 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
SCR16PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, For The Existing Pier, Seawall, And Eave, And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements Construct...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
SB1194EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1194 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
SCR136PassUrging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry And Wildlife To Document The History Of Exemplary Contributions Made By Community Members, Including Kupuna, Conservationists, And Citizens.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
SB417EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation and provision of emergency medical services. Authorizes transportation to certain medical facilities. Appropriates funds to meet collective bargaining requirements and personnel...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HB532EngrossEstablishes a Chief Data Officer and Data Task Force in the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-23
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-19 2:30PM in conference room 224.
HB747EngrossEstablishes employment first as a state policy with respect to disabled persons. Requires state and county agencies to implement this policy in hiring and all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies employment f...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HB295EngrossAmends the definition of domestic abuse under Hawaii's insurance laws and domestic abuse protective order statutes to include emotional abuse between family or household members. Defines emotional abuse. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
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