2021 Acts

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SB811 HD1 CD1, 7/6/21
Requires the department of education to publish a weekly report on schools that have reported positive COVID-19 cases. (CD1)
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ACT 235, SB1270, 7/07/21
Replaces the Director of Human Services with the Administrator of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Human Services, as an ex officio, voting member on the Workforce Development Council.
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ACT 234, SB1054 SD2, 7/07/21
Enables use of moneys in the brownfields cleanup revolving fund for subgrants to eligible entities for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites and certain site monitoring activities. (SD2)
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ACT 233, HB1032 HD1, 7/07/21
Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in the federal controlled substances law as required by section 329-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HD1)
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ACT 232, HB1031, 7/07/21
Reduces the number of members on the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.
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ACT 231, HB513, 7/07/21
Dissolves the state capitol management committee.
Read More ACT 231, HB513, 7/07/21
ACT 230, SB1327 SD1, 7/07/21
Amends or repeals 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. (SD1)
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ACT 229, HB468 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Suspends the requirement for public employers to make annual required contributions to the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund through fiscal year 2022-2023. Repeals on 6/30/2023. (CD1)
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ACT 228, HB119 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/07/21
Replaces E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha with Kaunalewa as the entity authorized to receive special purpose revenue bonds issued to assist with the acquisition, remediation, and development of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii. (CD1).
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ACT 227, HB79 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/07/21
Establishes an affordable homeownership revolving fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing development organizations for the development of affordable homeownership housing projects. Appropriates American Rescue Plan Act funds for fiscal year 2022-2023 for providing loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing development organizations for […]
Read More ACT 227, HB79 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 226, HB80 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Clarifies when and how members or partners of a taxpayer may claim the low-income housing tax credit. Requires a Form 8609 for purposes of claiming the tax credit. Specifies the application of tax provisions with respect to buildings or projects placed in service after 12/31/2020. Extends the sunset date of Act 129, Session Laws of […]
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ACT 225, HB1191 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/07/21
Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State. Renames the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure special fund. Establishes the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office within the department of […]
Read More ACT 225, HB1191 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 224, SB1329 SD2 HD3 CD1, 7/07/21
Requires procurement protests to be addressed as expeditiously as possible. Establishes time limits to resolve certain procurement protests. Amends the cash or protest bond amount for parties initiating administrative proceedings for review of certain protest decisions. (CD1)
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ACT 223, SB1313 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/07/21
Requires the division of aquatic resources of the department of land and natural resources to establish a pilot project to restock the Wahiawa public fishing area with northern largemouth bass, butterfly peacock bass, or both by 1/1/2023; provided that the board of agriculture places both species of bass on the list of restricted animals that […]
Read More ACT 223, SB1313 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 222, SB1166 SD2 HD2, 7/07/21
Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to approve rental reductions or waivers for leases on public lands that require substantial demolition or infrastructure improvement costs for the lessee to utilize the premises. Sunsets 6/30/2026. (HD2)
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ACT 221, SB1162 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the forest stewardship program administered by the board of land and natural resources. (CD1)
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ACT 220, SB1034 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/07/21
Authorizes boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct meetings under the State’s open meetings law. Amends the requirements for public notices of board meetings and for in-person board meetings held by interactive conference technology. Requires the Office of Information Practices to assess the implementation of meetings held using interactive conference technology and submit […]
Read More ACT 220, SB1034 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 219, SB1015 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Expands the comptroller’s duties to include the assessment of office space, including initiating, canceling, and renegotiating current and new leases, office space allocation, and telework infrastructure requirements for agencies and employees occupying facilities managed by the department of accounting and general services or in non-state facilities. Requires the comptroller to reduce the total square footage […]
Read More ACT 219, SB1015 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 218, SB791 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Clarifies removal processes for unauthorized vessels. Clarifies the criteria for determining whether a vessel is abandoned. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natural resources from thirty days to ten working days. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an abandoned vessel that […]
Read More ACT 218, SB791 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
ACT 217, SB808 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21
Renames the school facilities agency as the school facilities authority. Describes the powers and responsibilities of the school facilities authority by amending chapter 302A, part VI, subpart C and Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020. Transfers the total fund balance in the state educational improvement fund to the school facilities special fund by an […]
Read More ACT 217, SB808 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/07/21