2015 Acts

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Act 224, HB830 HD1 SD1 CD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. Creates an exemption from DLNR historic review for proposed projects on privately-owned single-family detached dwelling units or townhouses that meet certain criteria. Defines “dwelling unit”, “single-family detached dwelling unit”, and “townhouse”. (HB830 CD1)
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Act 223, SB555 SD1 HD1 CD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS. Increases the refundable food/excise tax credit. Repeals credit for individual taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $30,000 or above and for heads of households, married couples filing jointly, and married couples filing separately, with adjusted gross incomes of $50,000 or above. Repeals residency requirement. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2015. […]
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Act 222, SB387 SD2 HD3 CD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT. Establishes an affirmative consent task force to review and make recommendations on the University of Hawaii’s executive policy on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (SB387 CD1)
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Act 221, SB226 SD2 HD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER. Adds the definition of “business day” to the offense of abuse of a family or household member. Repeals the 48-hour no contact provision and specifies that the period of separation a police officer orders for the person whom the police officer reasonably believes to have inflicted the […]
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Act 220, HB858 HD2 SD2 CD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Permits the termination of residential rental agreements in cases of domestic violence. Specifies additional procedures under the residential landlord-tenant code for instances of domestic violence. (HB858 CD1)
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Act 219, HB538 HD2 SD2 CD1, 07/09/2015
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Requires wireless telecommunications service providers to release domestic violence victims from shared service plans upon request and with documentation. Authorizes the family court to order wireless providers to transfer billing authority for or release domestic violence victims from shared service plans upon petition by a victim. (HB538 CD1)
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Act 218, SB376 SD2 HD1 CD1, 07/07/2015
RELATING TO A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS. Establishes and appropriates funds for the Hawaii Farm to School Program and a Farm to School Coordinator position. (SB376 CD1)
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Act 217, SB982 SD1 HD2, 07/07/2015
RELATING TO MEDICAL AMNESTY. Establishes limited immunity for individuals who seek medical assistance for themselves or others experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose. (SB982 HD2)
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Act 216, HB1069 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/07/2015
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY. Authorizes and appropriates funds for HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award. (HB1069 CD1)
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Act 215, SB1001 SD2 HD1 CD1, 07/07/2015
RELATING TO MANUFACTURING. Establishes and appropriates funds for the manufacturing development program, through which the high technology development corporation shall distribute grants to Hawaii manufacturers for various activities. (SB1001 CD1)
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Act 214, HB10 HD2 SD2 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO EDUCATION. Authorizes Department of Education employees and agents to volunteer to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to a student with anaphylaxis in an emergency situation and to assist in the testing and management of diabetes for students. Allows students with diabetes to self-test and self-manage their illness. Requires Department of Education to report on the […]
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Act 213, HB174 HD2 SD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO HEALTH. Requires health insurance coverage of orthodontic treatment for orofacial anomalies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HB174 SD1)
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Act 212, HB467 HD1 SD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO HEALTH. Requires birthing facilities to perform a pulse oximetry test or other medically accepted screening on newborns to screen for critical congenital heart defects. Requires birthing facilities to report certain critical congenital heart defect screening data to the DOH. (HB467 SD1)
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Act 211, HB589 HD1 SD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO STROKE CARE. Requires DOH to participate in a stroke system of care. Requires certain acute care hospitals to report data for the stroke database and requires DOH to participate in the stroke database. (HB589 SD1)
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Act 210, HB1343 HD1 SD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. Appropriates moneys for the establishment of a business recovery center within the Department of Defense. (HB1343 CD1)
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Act 209, HB1491 HD2 SD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING. Strengthens reporting requirements for organizational reports, noncandidate reports, and late contributions reports submitted by noncandidate committees making or receiving large contributions. (HB1491 CD1)
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Act 208, SB661 SD2 HD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES. Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to hire a Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems […]
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Act 207, SB521 SD1 HD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities. (SB521 CD1)
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Act 206, HB119 HD2 SD1 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program by authorizing the Director of Finance to establish savings accounts that empower individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support the individual with a disability. Creates the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program Trust Fund. (HB119 CD1)
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Act 205, HB1010 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/02/2015
RELATING TO THE COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM. Authorizes the counties to adopt an ordinance requiring employers to offer employees specified commuter benefits options. (HB1010 CD1)
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