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WHAT:                      Bill Signing Ceremony – Gun Violence Prevention Bills                                     HB490 Relating to Crimes Against Seniors HB31 Relating to Firearms HB1366 Relating to Firearms                                                             WHEN:                      Thursday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m.             WHO:                         Governor David Ige with: Rep. Gregg Takayama, chair, House Committee on Higher Education and Technology Sen. Karl Rhoads, chair, Senate ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) received two negative inmate test results today. HCCC also reported one inmate recovery, bringing the total active inmate cases down to just two. COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The latest inmate testing results received for other facilities are as follows: Oahu Community ...
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LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Kauai residents of modified Saturday contraflow hours on Kuhio Highway beginning July 3. The new schedule will result in reduced hours on the back end, shifting from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In light of recent northbound traffic congestion, HDOT ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: NEW CONTRAFLOW SCHEDULE FOR KUHIO HIGHWAY STARTS SATURDYA, JULY 3

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a coalition of 29 attorneys general from around the nation and Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) Executive Director Stephen Levins to support the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its efforts to combat fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct. In a letter to congressional leaders, the coalition expresses ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL CONNORS JOINS COALITIONS OF AGs AND HAWAII OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEVINS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS BY PROVIDING FTC WITH MUCH-NEEDED TOOLS

(Honolulu) – Recent approved amendments to Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-241 by Governor David Ige will result in an implementation for new vessel titles by the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR). Vessel titling supersedes the previous registered owner system with the following highlights: Vessel ownership is proven with a vessel title, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: NEW VESSEL TITLING CHANGES BEING IMPLEMENTED

ACT 078, HB286 HD1 SD2, 6/24/21

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 in 2021 Acts

Authorizes the Department of Taxation to require real estate investment trusts to notify the department of its presence within the State and to report the assets and revenues generated annually. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (SD2)

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of May 2021 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii. These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
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ACT 077, HB247 SD2, 6/24/21

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 in 2021 Acts

Amends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure certain condominium property regime projects within the agricultural district are used for agricultural purposes. (SD2)

ACT 076, HB149 HD1 SD1, 6/24/21

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 in 2021 Acts

Clarifies that cards issued by a county for the purposes of paying transit fares and county fees and other uses are not subject to the State’s unfair and deceptive practices regulations related to gift certificates. Effective 1/1/2022. (SD1)

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