2016 Acts

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ACT 223, SB2987 SD2 HD2 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX. Extends the annual $103,000,000 allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties for fiscal year 2016-2017. (CD1) ACT 223, SB2987 SD2 HD2 CD1
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ACT 222, SB2922 HD1 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO THE TAX REVIEW COMMISSION. Provides a measure for extending the reporting date of the 2015-2017 tax review commission and appropriates funds for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the commission. (CD1) ACT 222, SB2922 HD1 CD1
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ACT 221, HB1999 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for Qualified Feed Developers. Appropriates funds for the Feed Developer Grant Program and reimbursements to Qualified Producers for feed costs. (HB1999 CD1) ACT 221, HB1999 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 220, HB1170 HD2 SD2, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO LAND RESOURCES. Revises statutory provisions relating to the regulation of geothermal and mineral resources under chapters 171 and 182, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide clarity and consistency. (SD2) ACT 220, HB1170 HD2 SD2
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ACT 219, HB1733 HD2 SD2, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT FACILITIES. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to review an application for renewal of a commercial permit for small boat harbors that is received at least sixty days prior to expiration, and renew the permit or inform the applicant of any reasons for a nonrenewal within […]
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ACT 218, SB2915 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law. Clarifies existing definitions to be consistent with federal controlled substance law; and adds new definitions to allow the use of “delegates” by practitioners and pharmacists to access the electronic prescription accountability […]
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ACT 217, HB2391 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN MISDEMEANANTS. Defines circumstances under which the Director of Public Safety may release certain misdemeanants from community correctional centers. Requires the Director of Public Safety to submit a report to the Legislature regarding certain information regarding the early release of certain incarcerated misdemeanants. Applies only to persons charged with offenses […]
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ACT 216, HB2036 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO CONSERVATION DISTRICTS. Establishes an automatic ninety day extension of the conservation district permit decision deadline beyond the time necessary to complete an environmental impact statement or contested case hearing, if required. (HB2036 CD1) ACT 216, HB2036 HD1 SD2 CD1
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ACT 215, HB2090 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO LAND COURT. Streamlines the operations of the Office of the Assistant Registrar of the Land Court by removing the requirement that the Assistant Registrar certify uncertified certificates of title for fee time share interests. (HB2090 CD1) ACT 215, HB2090 HD2 SD2 CD1
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ACT 214, HB1726 SD1 CD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO MURDER. Establishes that first degree murder includes the circumstance in which a defendant intentionally or knowingly causes the death of a person whom the defendant restrained for use as a shield or held as a hostage or for ransom or reward. (HB1726 CD1) ACT 214, HB1726 SD1 CD1
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ACT 213, SB2811 SD2 HD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS. Provides that parental rights may be terminated if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the child was conceived as a result of a sexual assault. Creates a presumption that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the child if the child was conceived as a […]
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ACT 212, HB2169 HD2 SD1, 7/6/2016
RELATING TO SOCIAL WORKERS. Clarifies the supervision requirements for licensure of clinical social workers, including permitting the option to fulfill all or part of the face-to-face supervision requirements through supervision via a video conference service that is compliant with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]
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ACT 211, SB2904 HD1 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO AQUATIC MITIGATION BANKS Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and operate aquatic mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve aquatic habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. (CD1) ACT 211, SB2904 HD1 CD1
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ACT 210, HB1041 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO HUNTING Establishes the Game Management Advisory Commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates funds. (HB1041 CD1) ACT 210, HB2489 SD1 CD1
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ACT 209, HB2489 SD1 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Appropriates funds for the establishment of a veterans services counselor IV position within the Office of Veterans’ Services to assist all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans and for the Vietnam veterans fiftieth anniversary commemoration. (HB2489 CD1) ACT 209, HB2489 SD1 CD1
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ACT 208, HB2772 HD1 SD2 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII Requires UH to train employees and students on sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking policies, appoint a confidential advocate at each campus, designate all faculty members as responsible employees under Title IX, enter into MOUs with county police departments regarding reporting of sexual assault cases […]
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ACT 207, HB1907 HD2 SD2 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT Requires all law enforcement agencies and departments charged with maintenance, storage, and preservation of sexual assault evidence collection kits to conduct an inventory of all stored kits and report to the Attorney General. Requires the Department of the Attorney General to report to the Legislature on the number of untested sexual […]
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ACT 206, HB1902 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING Replaces the offense of Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree with Sex Trafficking to be classified as a violent crime and a class A felony. Requires proof of negligence as to the age of the victim when a person commits the offense of sex trafficking and the victim is a minor. […]
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ACT 205, SB2319 SD1 HD3 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO INSURANCE Requires health insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and Medicaid managed care programs, to cover reimbursement for contraceptive supplies intended to last for up to a twelve-month period for an insured. (CD1) ACT 205, SB2319 SD1 HD3 CD1
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ACT 204, HB1897 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/5/2016
RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS Ensures that all insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, provide insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Applies to health insurance policies, contracts, and plans issued or renewed after January […]
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