2016 Acts

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ACT 263, HB1370 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO DIVORCE Requires ERS to make direct payments to a spouse of a system member or retirant pursuant to a Hawaii domestic relations order. (HB1370 CD1) ACT 263, HB1370 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 262, SB2557 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS Expands the concussion educational program established under Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, and incorporates additional concussion protocol program requirements. Appropriates funds to develop and implement the concussion monitoring and education program for school athletics and youth athletic activities, administer concussion testing to high school student athletes, and implement a concussion […]
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ACT 261, SB2547 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO TAXATION Requires the auditor to periodically review certain exemptions, exclusions, and credits under the general excise and use taxes, public service company tax, and insurance premium tax. Takes effect on 07/01/2017. (SB2547 CD1 Proposed) ACT 261, SB2547 SD1 HD1 CD1
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ACT 260, SB2408 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property, real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements. Effective 1/1/2017. (CD1) ACT 260, SB2408 SD1 HD2 CD1
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ACT 259, HB1853 HD2 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, for the purpose of establishing a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities, for an additional five years. (SD1) ACT 259, HB1853 HD2 SD1
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ACT 258, HB1689 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO TAXATION Establishes an organic foods production tax credit applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. Sunsets 12/31/2021. (CD1) ACT 258, HB1689 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 257, HB1029 HD1 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by replacing the University of Hawaii Environmental Center’s Director with the Dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Natural Sciences. (SD1) ACT 257, HB1029 HD1 SD1
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ACT 256, HB1736 HD1 SD2, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Renames the Kona International Airport as the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. Effective 1/1/2017. (SD2) ACT 256, HB1736 HD1 SD2
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ACT 255, HB1982 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIG ISLAND DAIRY, LLC Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Big Island Dairy LLC with the operation of its dairy farm in Ookala. (SD1) ACT 255, HB1982 SD1
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ACT 254, HB2059 HD2 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR KEHALANI OFFSITE RETENTION BASIN Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist RCFC Kehalani, LLC, with Kehalani offsite retention basin improvement work. (SD1) ACT 254, HB2059 HD2 SD1
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ACT 253, HB2060 HD1 SD2, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT Requires all chief procurement officers to assist and cooperate with any compliance review by the state procurement administrator. Clarifies that the administrator has the authority to perform periodic compliance reviews of the procurement practices and procedures of all governmental bodies, in collaboration with the state procurement policy board. Establishes a fair and […]
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ACT 252, HB2198 HD2 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR UKUMEHAME RESERVOIRS Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist West Maui Investors, LLC, with two Ukumehame reservoirs. (SD1) ACT 252, HB2198 HD2 SD1
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ACT 251, HB2319 HD1 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS Amends requirements under the money transmitters law for money transmitter licensee change in control applications, including requiring a criminal history record check on persons who will assume control of the licensee. Updates a reference to federal Regulation E. (SD1) ACT 251, HB2319 HD1 SD1
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ACT 250, HB2680 HD2 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR KALOKO RESERVOIR Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Mary N. Lucas Estate with the Kaloko reservoir. (SD1) ACT 250, HB2680 HD2 SD1
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ACT 249, HB2681 HD2 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR WAILUKU RESERVOIR #6 Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist Spencer Homes, Inc., with Wailuku Reservoir No. 6. (SD1) ACT 249, HB2681 HD2 SD1
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ACT 248, HB2030 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO POLLUTION Prohibits the discharge of treated or raw sewage into state waters after 12/31/2026 except when used to create clean energy. (HB2030 CD1) ACT 248, HB2030 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 247, HB2156 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE Amends the permitted uses of campaign funds to include paying for expenses incurred for membership in civic or community groups. (HB2156 CD1) ACT 247, HB2156 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 246, HB2008 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT Requires state departments and agencies to obtain approval from the governor for employment of temporary hires for periods of greater than two terms of eighty-nine days for a position that is wholly funded by general funds. Exempts the counties. Provides other limited exceptions. (HB2008 CD1) ACT 246, HB2008 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 245, HB1527 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO TAXATION Requires the Auditor to periodically review certain credits, exclusions, and deductions under the income tax and financial institutions tax. (HB1527 CD1) ACT 245, HB1527 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 244, HB2646 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Creates a permanent fuel tank advisory committee to study, monitor, and address fuel tank leak issues. (HB2646 CD1) ACT 244, HB2646 HD2 SD2 CD1
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