2017 Acts

ACT 048, SB1016 SD1 HD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION Temporarily exempts the Department of Transportation and its contractors from certain state requirements for certain bridge rehabilitation projects by extending the end date to June 30, 2022. ACT 048, SB1016 SD1 HD1 CD1
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ACT 047, SB900 SD1 HD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Amends the definition of “community-based organization.” Amends the qualifications for community-based economic development grants to include technical assistance to community-based organizations. Reduces the number of Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council members from twelve to ten. ACT 047, SB900 SD1 HD1 CD1
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ACT 046, SB950 SD2 HD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS Updates requirements relating to licensed mortgage servicers by requiring approval by the commissioner of financial institutions for a change in control; and clarifying which persons associated with a mortgage servicer are presumed to exercise control and are subject to interviews, examination, and disclosure requirements. Effective 9/1/2017. ACT 046, SB950 SD2 HD1 […]
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ACT 045, SB949 SD1 HD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS Clarifies the money transmitters law, including updating requirements for money transmitter license and change in control applications, criminal background checks, security devices, permissible investments, records, and voluntary surrender of license. Updates various definitions. Takes effect 09/01/2017; annual licensee report requirements effective 11/01/2017, for licenses as of 7/1/2017. ACT 045, SB949 SD1 […]
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ACT 044, HB1444 HD2 SD2 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS Requires pharmacy benefit managers to register with the Insurance Commissioner. ACT 044, HB1444 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 043, HB552 HD1 SD2 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE Establishes the Affordable Health Insurance Working Group to plan for and mitigate adverse effects of the potential repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act by Congress. ACT 043, HB552 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 042, HB1382 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT Assists small business in the state procurement process by establishing a temporary small business assistance initiative, small business advisory group, small business office, and small business procurement coordinator position within the State Procurement Office. Appropriates funds. ACT 042, HB1382 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 041, HB1488 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA Adds additional qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana patients and permits possession of additional plants. Amends requirements for and access to testing. Extends deadlines related to implementation of the dispensary system. Amends security, information tracking, and access requirements for licensed facilities. Clarifies DOH regulatory authority. Authorizes additional retail dispensing locations and […]
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ACT 040, HB428 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/20/2017
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT Allows the John A. Burns School of Medicine to continue to receive a portion of the physician workforce assessment fee for ongoing physician workforce assessment and planning to support the recruitment and retention of physicians in the State, particularly those in rural and medically underserved areas. ACT 040, HB428 HD1 […]
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ACT 039, HB847 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/19/2017
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCH Establishes the Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program to expressly give the University of Hawaii the legal authority to create, promote, and participate in new economic enterprises and expand workforce opportunities based on inventions and discoveries generated by or at the University. Repeals on June 30, 2021. ACT 039, HB847 […]
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ACT 038, HB425 HD1 SD3 CD1, 6/19/2017
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII Makes certain sections of the Code of Ethics inapplicable to technology transfer activities sponsored by University of Hawaii if the activities comply with the regulatory framework and research compliance program approved by the Board of Regents. Requires the Board of Regents to submit written status reports […]
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ACT 037, SB850 HD2 CD1, 6/19/2017
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Requires the Chief Information Officer to identify the information technology projects of the executive branch, including DOE and UH, that shall be subject to independent verification and validation. ACT 037, SB850 HD2 CD1
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ACT 036, HB1534 HD1 SD2, 6/19/2017
RELATING TO RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTED OFFICERS Allows a waiver of the one-year residency requirement for certain appointive officers when the officer is employed as the head of a county police department. Clarifies that all appointed officers in the service of state or county government, other than the head or deputy or assistant to the […]
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ACT 035, HB942 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/19/2017
RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS Authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II, with all costs to be expended from the Works of Art Special Fund. ACT 035, HB942 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 034, SB149 HD1 CD1, 6/07/2017
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT Repeals the requirement that certain applicants for procurement contracts for health and human services possess all licenses necessary to conduct the subject business. Repeals the requirement that all contracts include only costs, fees, and taxes reflected on the face of the proposal. ACT 034, SB149 HD1 CD1
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ACT 033, HB1578 HD1 SD2 CD1, 6/06/2017
RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE Establishes the Carbon Farming Task Force within the Office of Planning to identify agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the State’s agricultural and aquacultural sectors. Appropriates funds. ACT 033, HB1578 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 032, SB559 SD1 HD2 CD1, 6/06/2017
RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE Requires the State to expand strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris Agreement. Renames the Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee as the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission. Clarifies the duties of the Commission. Repeals the Commission effective […]
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ACT 031, HB655 HD1 SD1 CD1, 6/01/2017
RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to assist and provide supplemental funds to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research the adverse effects of the rose-ringed parakeet on Kauai and develop and begin implementation of a control plan to reduce […]
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ACT 030, HB1396 HD2 SD2 CD1, 5/31/2017
RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES Authorizes the Department of Health, working in consultation with the Department of Human Services, to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home after consideration of specified relevant factors. ACT 030, HB1396 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 029, HB1152 HD1 SD2 CD1, 5/19/2017
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS DIVISION, PROJECT ADJUSTMENT FUND Adds to the General Appropriations Act of 2015 a budget proviso to permit the utilization of the Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Project Adjustment Fund. Requires the Governor to report to Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session. ACT 029, HB1152 HD1 SD2 CD1
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