2018 Acts

ACT 180, HB2081 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET. Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide assistance and supplemental funding to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct pilot field studies to evaluate control tools, develop a control plan, and support other efforts to reduce the rose-ringed parakeet […]
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ACT 179, HB2464 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT. Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to conduct a study on the issue of Hawaiian Home Lands lessees selling or transferring their leases for a fee or other personal gain and then applying for a subsequent lease and submit a report of the findings and recommendations of […]
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ACT 178, HB2454 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES. Establishes a three-year Correctional Industries Former Inmate Employment Pilot Project within the Department of Public Safety to assist former inmates as they reenter society.
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ACT 177, HB2277 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES. Establishes the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section Pilot Project within the Department of Human Services to increase staff in the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section. Appropriates funds.
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ACT 176, HB1650 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY. Authorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose certain information regarding confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect. Establishes a working group to improve safety in child care settings. Requires the working group to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Sessions of 2019 and 2020.
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ACT 175, HB2507 HD2 SD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO PRESCHOOLS. Makes housekeeping amendments to remove preschools from the Superintendent’s scope of authority and to clarify that the Executive Office on Early Learning Director may authorize preschool personnel access to a student’s immunization registry information. Requires the DOE to administer special education and Title I funded programs at the prekindergarten level.
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ACT 174, HB2694 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO FEES. Requires the Department of Health to furnish, free of charge, certified copies of birth certificates for any individual who is homeless, provided the individual’s homeless status is corroborated by a verification letter issued by a homeless service provider. Repeals June 30, 2021.
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ACT 173, SB2258 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO LICENSING. Clarifies that the licensing requirements for hearing aid dealers and fitters shall not apply to audiologists licensed pursuant to chapter 468E, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies that to be eligible for licensure as an audiologist, a person shall not be required to also be licensed as a hearing aid dealer and fitter.
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ACT 172, HB1938 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES. Increases the fine to not more than $1,000 for passing or overtaking a school bus on a state highway while the bus is stopped and its visual signals are turned on. Effective upon approval.
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ACT 171, HB2353 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES. Makes miscellaneous technical amendments to facilitate library operations. Changes references to the Hawaii State Library Foundation to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Clarifies the functions of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii program fund.
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ACT 170, HB2354 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE INCOME CHECK-OFF. Changes from $2 to $5 of authorized income tax check-off that may be designated payable from an individual’s state income tax refund to the libraries special fund. Changes from $4 to $10 permitted to joint filers in the designation of check-off to the libraries special fund.
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ACT 169, SB2051 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO EDUCATION. Permits individual department of education schools and career pathways, academies, or programs operated within a department of education school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by or for an individual school, career pathway, academy, or program.
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ACT 168, SB2384 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO EDUCATION. Allows the Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan to integrate design thinking and coding in middle, intermediate, and high school curriculums. Requires that any such plan developed by the Department of Education, including any proposed legislation, be submitted to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.
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ACT 167, SB3002 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO LIBRARIES. Authorizes the State Librarian to designate one or more public library employees to be notaries public. Allows designated employees to perform as notaries public in government service for fees that will be deposited into the Library Fee for Enhanced Services Special Fund.
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ACT 166, HB1605 HD1 SD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII GENERAL EXCISE TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS. Removes unnecessary or redundant provisions of the general excise tax laws.
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ACT 165, HB2418 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO FUNDS USED FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS. Authorizes the Department of Education to expend previously appropriated funds to satisfy the settlement of class counsel attorney’s fees related to a class action lawsuit against the State.
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ACT 164, HB1652 SD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS. Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Taxation and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund.
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ACT 163, SB2490 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT. Specifies certain recall reimbursement or repair requirements for manufacturers where a stop-sale order has been issued. Authorizes a license holder to engage in business at motor vehicle dealer locations that are affiliated by common ownership under the same license. Clarifies when certain manufacturers’ or distributors’ sales or […]
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ACT 162, HB2375 HD1 SD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE. Permits advanced practice registered nurses to certify an employee’s disability. Increases the penalty an employer is assessed for failing to submit timely wage and employment information. Permits filing of an appeal of a decision related to temporary disability insurance at the various offices of the Department of Labor and Industrial […]
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ACT 161, SB2488 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS. Establishes the Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance.
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