2017 Acts

ACT 197, SB491 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU Appropriates moneys to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.  ACT 197, SB491 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 196, SB488 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS Allows courts to authorize an individual or entity other than a sheriff deputy or an officer to provide technical assistance to the deputy sheriff or officer in examining an electronic device or storage media that is the subject of a search warrant. ACT 196, SB488 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 195, SB469 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY Appropriates funds for the judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2017 and ending 6/30/2019. Effective 7/1/2017. ACT 195, SB469 SD2 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 194, SB423 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO STUDENT MEALS Prohibits denying a student a meal for failure to pay within: (1) The first 21 days of the first semester of a school year while the student’s application for free or reduced lunch is being processed; or (2) 7 days after the student’s meal fund account balance is zero or negative. […]
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ACT 193, SB407 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO COUNTIES Allows the counties to make short term investments with similar authority as the state director of finance. Requires counties’ investments in bonds of any improvement district to be of investment grade or supported by the general obligation pledge of the county in which the improvement district is located. ACT 193, SB407 SD1 HD1 […]
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ACT 192, SB396 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO SECURITY INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY Clarifies public records by amending the procedure for clearing titles by adding a reference to recorded assignments of leases and rents for which the underlying debt has been fully paid or satisfied. ACT 192, SB396 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 191, SB387 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE Requires a health carrier with a network plan to maintain a network that includes sufficient numbers of appropriate types of providers to ensure that covered persons have access to covered services. Specifies contract, disclosure, continuity of care, and directory publication requirements.  ACT 191, SB387 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 190, SB369 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS Prohibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, unit owners, and persons acting on behalf of associations or unit owners from retaliating against a unit owner, board member, managing agent, resident manager, or association employee who files a complaint; acts in furtherance of a complaint, report, or investigation […]
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ACT 189, SB339 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO INFORMATION CHARGING Authorizes all class B and C felony charges to be instituted by written information subject to specified exceptions.  ACT 189, SB339 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 188, SB322 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO COURT JURISDICTION Provides that circuit and family courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction over certain felonies under certain circumstances involving the offense of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, or endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. Provides that district […]
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ACT 187, SB314 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO ARBITRATION Clarifies provisions relating to required disclosures by arbitrators.  ACT 187, SB314 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 186, HB794 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO ENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII Establishes the University of Hawaii (UH) Green Special Fund to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability projects and services, and planning, design, and implementation of sustainability projects for UH’s benefit. Requires UH to submit an annual report to the Legislature.  ACT 186, HB794 HD1 SD2 CD1 
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ACT 185, HB427 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO DARK NIGHT SKIES PROTECTION Establishes a Dark Night Skies Protection Advisory Committee to assist the University of Hawaii in developing a statewide dark night skies protection strategy.  ACT 185, HB427 HD2 SD1 CD1 
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ACT 184, HB1465 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO LIQUOR Amends statutory language on liquor license application and operating procedures for clarity.  ACT 184, HB1465 HD2 SD2 CD1 
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ACT 183, HB453 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE Requires the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to farmers to assist them in paying for the costs of compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA regulations, and state food safety laws. Appropriates funds.  ACT 183, HB453 HD1 SD1 CD1 
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ACT 182, HB606 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO COUNTY ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY Authorizes the counties, through their employees or authorized agents, to enter private property to control or eradicate invasive species and pests.  ACT 182, HB606 HD2 SD2 CD1 
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ACT 181, SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS Repeals chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominium property regimes, and ensures that all condominiums in the State are governed under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominiums. Effective 1/1/2019. ACT 181, SB292 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 180, SB288 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES Authorizes motor vehicle and boat towing options for self-service storage facilities after sixty or more days of delinquency; provided that an occupant is provided notice. Requires owners to notify occupants via electronic mail or regular mail, except for the final demand and notice of sale, which must be provided via […]
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ACT 179, SB119 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO PAYMENT OF RENT Establishes a cap of eight per cent on late rent payment fees, applicable to all new rental agreements and rental agreement renewals entered into on or after the effective date of this measure. Effective 11/1/2017. ACT 179, SB119 SD1 HD1 CD1 
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ACT 178, SB102 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2017
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL FUNDING POLICY STUDY Changes the agency responsible for preparing the federal funding policy study required under Act 225, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, from the Office of the Governor to B&F. Makes an appropriation.  ACT 178, SB102 HD1 CD1 
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