HI Legislation | 2019 | Regular Session | Passed

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HB1070PassProvides that a public school shall not be required by the Department of Education to expend its own school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to its property. Appropriates funds for teacher stipends for the Grow...
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2019-06-25
Act 116, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218).
HB546PassAllows a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 70,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub lice...
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2019-06-25
Act 115, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217).
HB116PassAppropriates funds for the operating budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 20192020 and 20202021. (HB116 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 113, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1215).
SB754PassEnacts produce safety rules in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. (CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 103, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205).
HB807PassAmends the misdemeanor offense of unsworn falsification to authorities to include knowingly making a false statement to a state investigator or county inspector in certain circumstances. (SD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 114, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1216).
SB197PassExempts candidates who are deemed elected, running unopposed, or unsuccessful after a primary or special primary election from the prohibition on donating excess campaign funds for charitable or scholarship purposes before the general election date. ...
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2019-06-25
Act 107, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209).
HB507PassAuthorizes a judge or magistrate to approve a search warrant based on sworn oral statements or electronic communications. Effective 1/1/2020. (SD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 117, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1219).
SB144PassRemoves restriction on access to transcripts from public contested hearings. Removes statutory remnants from when violations of the lobbyist law resulted in criminal penalties. Allows the state ethics commission to assess an administrative fine pursu...
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2019-06-25
Act 109, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211).
SB852PassClarifies that lost earnings, mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy are eligible for reimbursement to a crime victim as a result of a defendant's offense. (CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 108, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210).
HB1157PassExempts students in post-secondary education programs from immunization requirements if they attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning, under certain conditions. (HB1157 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 101, 06/20/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1203).
HB903PassRequires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force. (HB903 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 112, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214).
HB1307PassRequires the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the existing administrative hearings process in the State and the potential for a centralized office of administrative hearings. Requires state department...
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2019-06-25
Act 110, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212).
HB1268PassAmends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. (SD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 111, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213).
SB1417PassAppropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines, subject to certain conditions. (CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 121, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223).
HB463PassRequires and appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to partner with the Hawaii agricultural community to establish a Food Safety Certification Training Program to assist small to medium sized farms to comply with the United States Depart...
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2019-06-25
Act 104, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206).
HB169PassClarifies provisions of the State Ethics Code regarding gift disclosure statements, retention of financial disclosure statements, transcripts from contested case hearings, and ethics training. (SD2)
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2019-06-25
Act 120, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222).
HB170PassClarifies application of the fair treatment and conflict of interest laws with respect to legislators and task force members. (HB170 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 119, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1221).
HB852PassEstablishes the Hawaii State Energy Office and Chief Energy Officer position in Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT). Repeals Director of DBEDT's function as Energy Resources Coordinator and Renewable Energy Facilitator. ...
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2019-06-25
Act 122, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1224).
SB1342PassRequires the Chief Justice to study and analyze the national landscape of donative transfer statutes and suggest revisions to Hawaii's donative transfer law. (SB1342 CD2)
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2019-06-25
Act 105, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1207).
HB356PassIncreases the Comptroller's settlement authority for tort and automobile claims to $25,000. (SD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 118, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1220).
HB349PassDesignates June 21 of each year as International Yoga Day. (SD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 102, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1204).
HB297PassDirects DOA to review the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Wolbachia bacteria, including Aedes aegypti mosquitoes originating from Hawaii stock that could be imported for landscape scale mosquito control, and render a determination to place it on the appr...
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2019-06-25
Act 106, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208).
HB655PassDesignates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. (SD1)
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2019-06-24
Notice of Intent to veto (SD1) dated 06-24-19 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202)
SB1173PassAmends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withho...
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2019-06-12
Act 067, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168).
SB753PassAppropriates funds for operational expenses for revitalizing the Aquaculture Development Program within HDOA. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 063, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).
HB999PassPermanently exempts nine positions in the Department of Human Services from civil service. Temporarily exempts from civil service three positions in the Department of Human Services. (HB999 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 081, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1182).
SB1263PassAmends the Uniform Controlled Substance Act by updating Schedule V and amending requirements for electronic prescriptions, for consistency with federal law. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 095, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196).
HB990PassAllows the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary use of department facilities to the public and requires remaining net proceeds to be deposited into the general fund. (HB990 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 076, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1177).
SB1241PassPermits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 092, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193).
SB1231PassAmends the name and purpose of the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account to allow the Department of Human Services to retain federal reimbursements for expenditure of funds for child and spousal abuse prevention and intervention under Title IV-E of ...
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2019-06-12
Act 084, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185).
SB1237PassRequires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care services claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or ...
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2019-06-12
Act 088, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189).
SB1176PassAmends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases wh...
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2019-06-12
Act 068, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169).
HB809PassAppropriates operating and capital improvement grants for fiscal year 2020. Effective 7/1/2019. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 039, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140).
HB1417PassRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (HB1417 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 082, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183).
HB340PassAppropriates funds to HTDC for the Small Business Innovation Research Program, Manufacturing Assistance Program, and Excelerator Program. (HB340 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 055, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1156).
SB1204PassAmends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits....
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2019-06-12
Act 051, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152).
SB1240PassAdds an exception to the department of health home care agency licensing requirements for medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to medicaid waiver participants. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 091, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192).
HB944PassProhibits a public benefits corporation from purchasing its own memberships. Clarifies functions, duties, and composition of nonprofit boards of directors. Permits boards to take action without a meeting through electronic means. Clarifies time limit...
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2019-06-12
Act 065, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166).
HB988PassImplements section 106 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 115-174, by providing a 120-day temporary authority to originate loans in this State for loan originators moving from a depository institution to a no...
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2019-06-12
Act 074, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1175).
HB1413PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds (SPRB) to assist E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha with the acquisition, remediation, and development of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii. (HB1413 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 043, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144).
HB510PassAppropriates funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2019 and ending 6/30/2021. Effective 7/1/2019. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 038, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139).
HB1013PassEstablishes an involuntary hospitalization task force to examine existing law and make recommendations to the legislature to reduce unnecessary emergency department admissions and improve access for MH-1 patients to the most appropriate level of care...
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2019-06-12
Act 090, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1191).
SB25PassAmends various portions of the Hawaii Insurance Code under title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to update and improve existing Insurance Code provisions. Establishes requirements for proposed name changes and use of a trade name or assumed name, effect...
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2019-06-12
Act 070, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1171).
SB494PassMakes a deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund pursuant to article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. Appropriates funds. (SB494 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 044, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145).
HB1033PassRequires owners of vessels over 26 feet and registered with DLNR or with a Coast Guard document number and owners of grounded vessels to obtain vessel insurance coverage of at least $100,000. Permits exemption for certain transient vessels. Requires ...
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2019-06-12
Act 094, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195).
HB981PassSpecifies that overpayments of refunds and retirement benefits constitute a debt due and owing to the ERS by recipients of overpayments. Authorizes the ERS to adopt and enforce rules to recover retirement benefit overpayments. Authorizes waiver of re...
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2019-06-12
Act 053, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154).
SB1210PassMeets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. Takes ef...
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2019-06-12
Act 071, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172).
HB1375PassAppropriates funds to support the work of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History (State Museum), including the hiring of staff, which sums shall be in addition to and not supplant any portion of the Department of Budget and Financ...
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2019-06-12
Act 042, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HB945PassClarifies requirements for submission of financial reports by professional solicitors and commercial co-venturers that raise funds for a charitable organization. Eliminates audit report requirements for charitable organizations not otherwise subject ...
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2019-06-12
Act 066, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1167).
HB1028PassExpands the type of revenue that can be deposited into the Endangered Species Trust Fund. (HB1028 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 093, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1194).
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