2020 Acts

Act 76, SB2486 SD1 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO EDUCATION DATA. Requires the department of education to establish a standardized data collection process; collect and analyze data relating to, among other things, student discipline, seclusion, and restraint, school climate, and student achievement; and annually report certain information to the board of education, legislature, and the public. (HD1)
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Act 75, HB361 HD1 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO EMOLUMENTS. Beginning 11/1/2022, prohibits the governor and each county mayor, while holding those offices, to maintain any other employment, maintain a controlling interest in a business, or receive any emolument, beginning on the sixty-first calendar day after their election or appointment to office. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD2)
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Act 74, HB2744 HD1 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION. Establishes the gun violence and violent crimes commission. Requires reports to the Legislature. Makes it a class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration. (SD2)
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Act 73, SB2386 SD2 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT. Prohibits any waste or disposal facility from being located in a conservation district except in emergency circumstances to mitigate significant risks to public safety and health. Requires no less than a one-half mile buffer zone around residences, schools, and hospitals for the construction, modification, or expansion of a waste or disposal […]
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Act 72, SB3103 SD2 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO A SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY. Establishes the school facilities agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the legislature, governor, or board of education. Places management of school impact fees with the agency. (HD2)
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Act 71, SB3158 SD1 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. Prohibits intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional air bag, or air bag that does not meet federal safety requirements, with the intent that such device replace an air bag in any air-bag-required motor vehicle. Prohibits intentionally or […]
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Act 70, SB3119 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES OR THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, OR DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS. Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes or the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes […]
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Act 69, SB3117 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Extends the emergency department homelessness assessment pilot program and medical respite pilot program to 06/30/2021. Clarifies the lapse date for encumbered resources for the pilot programs that were previously appropriated pursuant to Act 209, SLH 2018. Effective retroactively to 06/29/2019. (HD2)
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Act 68, SB3054 SD2 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO FIREARM REGISTRATION. Requires every person who permanently moves firearms out of the State to contact the county police department where the firearms are registered to notify that police department that the firearms have been moved out of State within five days of their removal from the State. Imposes a fine of $100 per […]
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Act 67, SB2993 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSES. Aligns the commercial driver’s license qualification standards with federal regulations by repealing language related to medical waivers due to diabetes. Makes conforming amendments to Code of Federal Regulations citations. Effective 9/1/2020. (HD2)
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Act 66, SB2894 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO CHILD CARE. Clarifies certain requirements regarding licensure of child care facilities, including exemptions from licensure, health and safety standards, and investigations of violations. (HD2)
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Act 65, SB2893 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO CHRONICALLY HOMELESS. Amends the definition of “chronically homeless individual” to provide clarity and improve the delivery and development of homeless services. (HD2)
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Act 64, SB2878 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY. Requires the board of massage therapy to adopt and enforce sanitation rules for massage therapy establishments. Repeals existing statutory language that classifies unlicensed activity as a petty misdemeanor in favor of existing statutes that treat unlicensed activity as a misdemeanor. Increases the fines for violations of the laws regulating massage therapy. […]
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Act 63, SB2877 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS. Clarifies that the practicum internship experience requirement is to be included with the course work in counseling requirement for mental health counselors. Clarifies that the supervised mental health practicum intern experience requirement is a total of 300 hours of supervised client contact across two academic terms. Permits applicants to fulfill […]
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Act 62, SB2866 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND EMPLOYEE-BENEFICIARY MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS. Requires newly retired employees and surviving employee-beneficiaries to pay their share of health benefits premiums through monthly electronic deductions from their employees’ retirement system pension or their financial institution. Requires monthly contributions not electronically withheld, deducted, or transmitted to be paid directly to […]
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Act 61, SB2820 SD2 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. Amends the requirements for each solar energy system to claim the renewable energy technologies income tax credit. (HD2)
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Act 60, SB2701 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS. Grants county agencies the right to enter property to investigate agricultural buildings for violations of and compliance with building permit and building code exemption requirements. (HD2)
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Act 59, HB2750 HD2 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MONETARY OBLIGATIONS. Prohibits the imposition of restrictions on a person’s ability to obtain or renew a driver’s license or to register, renew the registration of, or transfer or receive title to a motor vehicle, as a consequence of unpaid monetary obligations under certain circumstances. Allows certain individuals to petition the court for a […]
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Act 58, SB2612 SD1 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO SPORTS OFFICIALS. Allows a court to enjoin a defendant convicted of committing certain assault or terroristic threatening offenses against a sports official from attending any sports event of the type at which the sports official was engaged in the lawful discharge of the sports official’s duties. (HD1)
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Act 57, SB2425 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS. Repeals the sunset provision of Act 196, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, making permanent the amendments to sections 514B-71(a), 514B-72(a), and 514B-161, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
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