2020 Acts

Act 56, SB2421 SD1 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS. Repeals the sunset provision of Act 195, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, permanently codifying the amendments to sections 514B105, 514B-146, and 667-94, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective retroactively to 6/29/2020. (HD1)
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Act 55, SB2384 SD2 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. Authorizes any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident that cannot be moved under its own power or is otherwise disabled to be towed away at the expense of the registered owner. Specifies the applicable requirements and fees for towing motor vehicles involved in accidents under certain circumstances. Exempts certain automobile […]
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Act 54, SB2275 SD2 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS. Updates the laws regarding notaries public to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices. Effective 1/1/2021. (HD2)
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Act 53, SB2262 SD1 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD. Amends the powers and duties of the Hawaii teacher standards board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at private schools and extending the expiration dates for licenses, permits, and certificates when a state of emergency is declared under section 127A-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Allows the department […]
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Act 52, SB2260, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO CIVIL IDENTIFICATION CARDS. Repeals the minimum age requirement to obtain a civil identification card in the State.
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Act 51, SB2193 HD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION. Limits the convictions that may be used in employment decisions, from all convictions in the most recent ten years, to felony convictions that occurred in the most recent seven years and misdemeanor convictions that occurred in the most recent five years. (HD2)
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Act 50, SB2188 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO WILDLIFE OFFENSES. Provides that all animal parts, products, or items containing prohibited animal parts or products involved in the commission of wildlife trafficking or certain hunting offenses shall be considered contraband to be forfeited to and disposed of by the State. (SD1)
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Act 49, SB2130 SD1 HD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE. Requires the state fire code to be adopted pursuant to Hawaii’s open meetings laws, and exempted from the public hearings laws, to be consistent with the process for adopting other Hawaii state building codes. (HD1)
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Act 48, SB785 SD1 HD1 CD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. Makes appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of collective bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (7), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative, for fiscal biennium 2019-2021. Appropriates moneys to meet collective […]
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Act 47, HB285 HD1 SD2 CD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. Requires county police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an officer upon an officer’s suspension or discharge. Amends the Uniform Information Practices Act to allow for public access to information about suspended officers. Authorizes the law enforcement standards board to revoke certifications and requires the board to review […]
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Act 46, HB2543 HD1 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING. Requires parents or guardians of public school and charter school kindergarten students to disclose information on the student’s prior child care program or prekindergarten attendance, if any, for the purpose of determining areas having the highest need for prekindergarten and child care programs. Requires assessment of public school and charter […]
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Act 45, HB2486 HD2 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF PLANNING. Establishes a statewide sustainability branch within the Office of Planning. Updates and reaffirms the role of the office to coordinate among state agencies regarding climate change adaptation and sustainability. (SD2)
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Act 44, HB2350 HD2 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. Updates various assessments and penalties under DLIR’s jurisdiction by revising the monetary assessments according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. Takes effect on its approval. (SD1)
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Act 43, HB2340 HD2 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO DEAD BODIES. Clarifies prohibited actions related to anatomical gifts and disposition of bodies. Effective 1/1/2021. (SD1)
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Act 42, HB2183 HD2 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM. Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization ceiling amount to continue financing affordable rental housing statewide. (SD2)
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Act 41, HB2162 HD2 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO TOWING. Clarifies the fees tow companies may charge. Clarifies the duties of tow companies when vehicle owners arrive on the scene while their vehicles are in the process of being hooked up. Requires tow and storage companies to accept credit cards and debit cards. Subjects violations of the towing statute to the penalties […]
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Act 40, HB2148 HD1 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE. Extends Hawaii family leave to include care for employees’ grandchildren. Defines “sibling”. Takes effect on 7/1/2020. (SD1)
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Act 39, HB2125 HD2 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS CODE. Makes various amendments to the State Ethics Code. Repeals exemption from certain financial disclosure requirements granted to members of the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. (SD1)
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Act 38, HB2097 HD2 SD1, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS. Authorizes the Department of Health to consider processes that may allow cannabis or manufactured cannabis products that fail testing to be remediated. Allows the Department of Health to allow licensed dispensaries to provide educational and scientific information and sponsor events related to medical cannabis. Takes effect 1/1/2021. (SD2)
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Act 37, HB2043 HD2 SD2, 9/15/2020
RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE. Allows an unlicensed mental health professional, working under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, to provide mental health treatment or counseling services to minors without parental or legal guardian consent, knowledge, or participation. Requires a mental health professional to ensure that the covered entity has been notified […]
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