2019 Acts

ACT 248, HB89 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/5/2019
RELATING TO FIREWORKS. Establishes liability for a person who is responsible for real property and allows an individual to possess or set off illegal aerial devices on the real property. Establishes criminal penalties. Clarifies that probable cause for arrest for fireworks offenses may be based on statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and other recordings. […]
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ACT 247, SB1348 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD. Clarifies the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board’s powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules that impact small businesses. (CD1)
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ACT 246, SB770 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO REAL ESTATE LICENSES. Requires a high school education or its equivalent as a condition for new applicants to obtain a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
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ACT 245, SB413 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO TRESPASS. Specifies that for purposes of making a complaint for criminal trespass in the second degree on commercial premises, evidence of a prior reasonable warning or request to leave the premises may be evidenced by a copy of the previously issued written warning or request, whether or not posted at the premises or […]
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ACT 244, SB335 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS. Requires public meeting notices to include instructions regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities. Requires boards to post a notice in the board’s office and to retain a copy of proof of filing the notice with the Lieutenant Governor’s office or county clerk’s office. Requires the Lieutenant Governor’s office or the county […]
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ACT 243, SB272 HD2 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES. Clarifies the conditions under which condominium unit owners can install solar energy devices. Amends the definition of “solar energy devices” to include building-applied and building-integrated photovoltaics and to exclude passive solar skylights and windows. (CD1)
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ACT 242, SB225 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO OCULARISTS. Specifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification. (CD1)
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ACT 241, SB138 HD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES. Adds campaign spending report filing deadlines of April 30 and October 1 of a general election year for candidates and candidate committees. (SB138 HD1)
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ACT 240, HB673 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS. Provides a process for the voluntary or involuntary sale or transfer of an individual dispensary license. Eases restrictions on allowable operating hours and location of licensed facilities. Expands allowable interisland transportation of medical cannabis products for laboratory testing. (HB673 CD1)
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ACT 238, HB531 HD1 SD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES. Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services Chief Information Officer to update the state information technology strategic plan every four years, with the first update to be completed in advance of the 2021 regular session. (SD1)
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ACT 237, HB437 HD1 SD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Authorizes crime victim compensation for mental health services for survivors in cases involving a death and for children who witness domestic violence. (SD1)
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ACT 236, HB314 HD1 SD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES. Requires a certificate issuer to redeem the remaining value of a gift certificate for cash if the gift certificate has a balance of less than $5. Takes effect 1/1/2020. (SD1)
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ACT 235, HB252 SD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY. Establishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 01/01/2022. (HB252 CD1)
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ACT 234, HB336 HD2 SD2, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO HAWAII STATE AND CONTRACTED CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. Requires the Director of Public Safety, in the event of the death of an inmate who is in a state or contracted correctional facility, or death of a correctional facility or community correctional center employee, to report to the Governor, who shall then report to the Legislature, […]
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ACT 233, SB660 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS. Establishes a non-compliant state identification card for individuals that are unable to provide an updated photograph and documentation in person as required by the REAL ID Act of 2005. (CD1)
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ACT 232, SB1360 SD1 HD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO TAXATION. Requires partnerships, estates, and trusts to withhold taxes on the income of nonresident partners and beneficiaries. Exempts publicly traded partnerships. (SB1360 HD1)
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ACT 230, SB1486 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. Allows the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to the U.S. Department of Defense health agency prescription monitoring program and authorized employees of the State DOH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems […]
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ACT 229, SB991 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Caps annual utility rate increases without PUC approval for counties with a population of less than 500,000. Provides telecommunications service providers with flexibility from certain regulatory oversight requirements including issuance of securities and other evidences of indebtedness, and sales or disposition of property or equipment, if the utility is providing fully competitive […]
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ACT 228, SB989 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM. Renames the Hawaii Television and Film Development Special Fund as the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund and expands its funding sources and purposes. Appropriates funds for the UH creative media program. (CD1)
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ACT 227, SB980 HD1 CD1, 7/2/2019
RELATING TO EDUCATION. Defines, for the purpose of compulsory education, a private school to be an education institution that teaches kindergarten through grade twelve and that is licensed or accredited by specified licensing or accrediting organizations. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
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