2018 Acts

ACT 215, HB2601 HD1 SD2 CD2, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION. Increases the rental motor vehicle surcharge from $3 to $5 for lessees without a valid Hawaii driver’s license from the rental motor vehicle surcharge. Requires that the revenues from the increase in motor vehicle surcharge tax be expended for state highway road capacity projects in the county in which the rental motor vehicle […]
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ACT 214, HB1646 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Provides that when a candidate other than the incumbent is elected to the office of United States Senator, and the incumbent vacates the office prior to the expiration of the incumbent’s term, the Governor must temporarily appoint the member-elect to immediately fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. 
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ACT 213, HB1614 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS. Automatically imposes a restraining order upon parties filing for annulment, divorce, or separation to preserve the financial assets of the parties and their dependents and maintain the current island of residence and school of enrollment of a minor child of the parties. 
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ACT 212, SB2861 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. Requires the Department of Public Safety to establish performance indicators. Requires annual reports of the established performance indicators, criminal offender treatment programs, and programs established pursuant to the Community Safety Act.
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ACT 211, SB2868 SD3 HD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO TAXATION. Imposes registration requirements and the transient accommodations tax on transient accommodations brokers, travel agencies, and tour packagers that enter into arrangements to furnish transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates on their share of the proceeds. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/18. 
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ACT 210, SB2237 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Education all property upon which a public elementary or intermediate school is situated. Gives the Department of Education power to acquire and hold title to real, personal, or mixed property for use for public educational purposes. Requires legislative approval […]
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ACT 209, SB2401 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Establishes the Ohana Zones Pilot Program, the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program, and the Medical Respite Pilot Program. Makes appropriations.
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ACT 208, SB2791 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM. Permits the establishment of the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center within the Department of Human Services under the supervision of the Office of Youth Services and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facilities. Clarifies that the Department of Education shall be the sole provider of standards-based education for youth adults at risk […]
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ACT 207, HB2025 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO RESOURCE RECOVERY. Authorizes the Department of Education to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in Department of Education schools. Authorizes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. 
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ACT 206, HB1895 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes positions and appropriates funds to assist in the review, certification, and recertification of dialysis centers and other health care facilities under the purview of the Department of Health. Establishes the Electronic Smoking Device Retailer Registration Unit within the Department of the Attorney General. Requires retailers of electronic smoking devices to register with […]
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ACT 205, HB2271 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. Updates and standardizes the terminology used to refer to behavior analysts and applied behavior analysis. Clarifies the licensing exemptions for certain individuals who provide behavior analysis services. Requires the Department of Education to create and implement a plan to provide Medicaid billable applied behavior analysis services to all […]
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ACT 204, HB2357 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY. Creates an eviction process for the Hawaii public housing authority’s state low-income housing projects or programs and elder or elderly housing.
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ACT 203, SB2201 SD1 HD2, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO BOARDS. Renames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties.
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ACT 202, SB208 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS. Adopts the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires life insurers to conduct database searches using the federal Social Security Administration’s death master file or similar database to determine whether an insured has died. Requires life insurers to use good faith efforts to […]
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ACT 201, HB2684 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS. Appropriates funds for the Public Utilities Commission to hire two full-time enforcement personnel.
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ACT 200, HB2110 HD2 SD2, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO RESILIENCY. Directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish a microgrid services tariff to encourage and facilitate the development and use of energy resilient microgrids. Takes effect on 7/1/2018.
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ACT 199, HB2208 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS. Requires association health plan policies to comply with the laws of this State regardless of the association’s domicile. Enables certain voluntary associations, including employer associations that issue association health plans, to qualify for authorization to transact insurance in the State.
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ACT 198, HB2149 HD1 SD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO DENTISTRY. Amends the ethics training requirement for dentists in the continuing education program to be six hours of ethics training within the previous two years for each biennial renewal period.
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ACT 197, HB2145 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION. Allows the synchronization of plan participants’ medications. Requires plans, policies, contracts, or agreements that are offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations and provide prescription drug benefits, to apply prorated daily cost-sharing rates for prescriptions dispensed by network pharmacies for less than a thirty-day supply.
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ACT 196, HB1874 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS. Expands the scope of the Condominium Education Trust Fund to cover voluntary binding arbitration between interested parties. Amends the conditions that mandate mediation and exceptions to mandatory mediation. Makes conforming amendments.
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