2021 Vetoes

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SB1409 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/6/21
Prohibits newly appointed or reappointed council, board, and commission members from serving if the member has not completed, within the requisite time, the required training course related to native Hawaiian rights. Requires the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Department of Land and Natural Resources to compile an annual report of members who have failed to […]
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SB1387 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Requires dog and cat owners to microchip their pets. Takes effect 1/1/2022. (CD1)
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SB807 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Requires each school’s academic plan to include a clear accounting of all resources that will be allocated to address and achieve each measurable outcome; the school’s priority improvement strategies and measures to determine progress; student growth indicators; information about programs intended to address social and economic conditions that adversely impact student learning; a breakdown of […]
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SB639 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/6/21
Prohibits courts of appeal from affirming, modifying, reversing, or vacating a matter on grounds other than those raised by the parties to the proceeding, unless the parties are provided the opportunity to brief the court. Requires a rehearing if the courts fail to afford the opportunity for parties to submit supplemental briefing. Effective 9/1/2021. (CD1)
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SB589 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
PART I – Establishes the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Research Center in statute as the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Requires the Director of the Cancer Research Center to be appointed in accordance with the Board of Regents policy. Requires the Cancer Research Center to be administratively affiliated with the John A. Burns School […]
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SB404 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Lowers the monetary threshold that triggers disclosure of electioneering communications. Repeals the requirement that disclosures of electioneering communications occur on the date of any subsequent expenditures. Classifies election advertisements sent by mail at any postal rate as electioneering communications. Exempts communications that are actual expenditures of an organization from being considered electioneering communications. Excludes candidate […]
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SB263 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Transfers oversight of the “Hawaii Made” program for manufactured products and the “Hawaii Made” trademark to the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Outlines the department of business, economic development, and tourism’s duties and responsibilities for oversight of the “Hawaii Made” program for manufactured products. Appropriates federal funds to the department of business, economic […]
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SB153 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/6/21
Establishes the Hawaii impaired driving council to establish comprehensive strategies for preventing and reducing impaired driving. (CD1)
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SB140 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Defines transit-oriented development zone. Establishes the transit-oriented zone development improvement board. Requires the transit-oriented zone development improvement board to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Effective 7/1/2021. (CD1)
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HB1299 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/6/21
Repeals various non-general funds of the Department of Agriculture; Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Education; Department of Health; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Department of Human Services; Department of Public Safety; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; University […]
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HB1296 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Part I: Repeals the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund and transfers unencumbered balances to the general fund on 6/30/2025. Specifies that Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys shall only be deposited into the university revenue-undertakings fund until 7/1/2033. Prohibits any contract for the management of Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund moneys […]
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HB1284 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Establishes the all-claims, all-payer data center steering committee within the department of human services to oversee the all-claims, all-payer database and data center. (CD1)
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HB895 SD1, 7/6/21
Clarifies that defendants may not earn credit on a sentence imposed for a subsequent conviction for time being served on a previous felony conviction. (SD1)
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HB774 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Establishes the Pulehunui community development district. Establishes community development district authority boards for each community development district. Amends the membership and reassigns certain duties of the Hawaii Community Development Authority to the community development district authority boards. Effective 7/1/2021; provided that certain provisions are effective 07/1/2022. (CD1)
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HB663 HD1 SD1, 7/6/21
Amends the manner of appointment of members to the game management advisory commission. (SD1)
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HB613 HD2 SD2 CD2, 7/6/21
Makes an appropriation from the coronavirus response and relief supplemental appropriations elementary and secondary schools emergency relief fund appropriation for the department of education. Makes an appropriation from the American rescue plan elementary and secondary schools emergency relief fund appropriation for the department of education. Establishes conditions required to be met for superintendents to receive […]
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HB572 HD1 SD1, 7/6/21
Specifies that the Hawaii emergency management agency is established within the Department of Defense for administrative purposes only. Makes the administrator of emergency management the director of the Hawaii emergency management agency and requires the administrator to report directly to the governor. Requires the governor to appoint the administrator of the Hawaii emergency management agency. […]
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HB546 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/6/21
Requires complex area superintendents to report directly to the superintendent of education. Requires reports. (CD1)
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HB515 HD1 SD2, 7/6/21
Part I – Requires the auditor to audit the department of education’s school food services branch to determine the amount of local produce that is being purchased and served to students. Part II – Requires that the board of education prioritize for the superintendent of education position candidates that have the minimum qualification of ten […]
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HB465 HD1 SD1, 7/6/21
Requires the representative of labor on the Hawaii labor relations board to be a person whose name has been chosen by the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units through a process determined by a simple majority of exclusive representatives and submitted to the Governor for appointment with the advise and consent of the Senate. […]
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