2016 Acts

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ACT 243, HB1050 SD2 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO INTERISLAND MOVEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES Mandates the Department of Agriculture to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Requires annual report. Requires the Auditor to audit the Plant Quarantine Branch. Makes appropriations. (HB1050 CD1) ACT 243, HB1050 SD2 CD1
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ACT 242, HB254 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO MEDICINES Allows for and regulates the dispensing of interchangeable biological products. Requires pharmacists to inform consumers of interchangeable biological products from the Hawaii list when filling a prescription order and to communicate the product name and manufacturer to the practitioner after dispensing the product. Repeals the Drug Product Selection Board. (HB254 CD1) ACT […]
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ACT 241, HB2018 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PROCESSES AND SERVICES Establishes guidelines for the management of capital improvement projects. Requires DAGS to submit a status report to the legislature. (HB2018 CD1) ACT 241, HB2018 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 240, HB1852 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION Clarifies that nonprofit organizations may receive loans from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to engage in activities that are consistent with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including the planning, design, and construction of wastewater treatment works. (HB1852 CD1) ACT 240, HB1852 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 239, SB2583 HD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO COMPOSTING TOILETS Mandates the counties to approve the installation and use of composting toilets in areas that are inaccessible to municipal wastewater systems. (CD1) ACT 239, SB2583 HD1 CD1
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ACT 238, HB1541 HD1 SD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Amends various proxy statement requirements for planned community associations to promote communication from prospective board of directors candidates to all owners when proxies are used for elections of directors; standardize the proxy form; and prohibit managing agents, resident managers, and employees thereof from soliciting or casting proxy votes at meetings […]
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ACT 237, SB2731 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO SCHOOLS Clarifies that developers of certain projects are subject to school impact fees, even when the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation or a corresponding county agency participates in the development of the projects. Provides that in urban Honolulu, fee in lieu funds may be used to purchase completed construction, construct new school […]
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ACT 236, HB260 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO INSURANCE Establishes motor vehicle insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers to take effect on 9/1/2016. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to examine the effects of this measure on personal motor vehicle insurance policy rates in the State and submit an annual report to the Legislature. Sunsets 9/1/21. (HB260 CD1) […]
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ACT 235, HB1702 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/12/2016
RELATING TO TAXATION Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the manner for determining the taxpayer’s applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit. (HB1702 CD1) ACT 235, HB1702 HD1 SD1 CD1      
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ACT 234, SB2559 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2016
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Establishes minimum requirements for emergency shelters. Requires homeless shelter stipends to be paid for achievement of performance measures. Repeals the automatic annual adjustment of homeless shelter stipend amounts. Revises existing provisions on the establishment and collection of shelter and service payments from homeless families and individuals. Requires homeless service provider agencies to […]
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ACT 233, SB2542 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/11/2016
RELATING TO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE. Establishes a full funding policy and budgetary procedures for routine repair and maintenance of state-owned buildings, facilities, and improvements, including Judiciary-owned facilities. (CD1) ACT 233, SB2542 SD2 HD1 CD1
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ACT 232, HB2604 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/11/2016
RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY. Clarifies that acceptance by the Territorial Legislature or the Legislature of a dedication of land in the Kakaako Community Development District by a private owner is sufficient to convey title to the State. (HB2604 CD1) ACT 232, HB2604 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 231, HB2561 HD1 SD1 CD1 , 7/11/2016
RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. Enacts recommendations of the Penal Code Review Committee convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 155 S.D. 1 Regular Session 2015. (HB2561 CD1) ACT 230, HB2561 HD1 SD1 CD1
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ACT 230, HB2707 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/11/2016
RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Requires the department of health and licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to provide aggregated de-identified data to the department of business, economic development, and tourism upon request. Amends various definitions and provisions relating to medical marijuana dispensary background checks, operations, paraphernalia, transport, and testing. Provides that advanced practice registered nurses may certify […]
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ACT 229, HB1997 SD1 CD1, 7/7/2016
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Implements the recommendation of the Hawaii Agriculture Workforce Advisory Board to create an agriculture workforce development pipeline initiative to conduct training on all islands for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-sufficiency. (HB1997 CD1) ACT 229, HB1997 SD1 CD1
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ACT 228, SB2659 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/7/2016
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP. Establishes an industrial hemp pilot program to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp and distribution of its seed in Hawaii through limited activities by licensee-agents of the board of agriculture for purposes of agricultural or academic research. Appropriates funds for industrial hemp pilot program administrative costs and program coordinator and inspector […]
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ACT 227, SB2630 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/7/2016
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. Authorizes Hawaii Correctional Industries to sell inmate-made products and services on the open market to the general public. Repeals the prohibition of the sale of such products on the open market. Requires Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to conduct a feasibility study on establishing a reentry academy for training […]
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ACT 226, SB2395 SD1 HD2 CD1, 7/7/2016
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH. Requires the State’s medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth. Specifies that any telehealth services provided shall be consistent with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws. Specifies medical professional liability insurance policy requirements with regard to telehealth coverage. Clarifies that reimbursement for services provided […]
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ACT 225, SB2550 HD1 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO FEDERAL FUNDS. Requires the Office of the Governor to prepare a federal funding policy study for the State of Hawaii. Requires an interim report to be submitted before the 2017 Regular Session and the final study to be submitted before the 2018 Regular Session. Makes an appropriation. (CD1) ACT 225, SB2550 HD1 CD1
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ACT 224, SB2849 SD1 HD1 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES. Clarifies the escrow depositories law by: adding definitions; authorizing the commissioner of financial institutions to use NMLS for its escrow depositories program; adding criminal history record check and disclosure requirements to licensure and change in control applications; updating the escrow depository license renewal date for consistency with NMLS; clarifying sale or […]
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