2015 Acts

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES. Appropriates general revenue for two full-time equivalent positions as grant administrative support personnel in the office of community services for fiscal year 2016-2017. (HB1752 CD1) ACT 189, HB1752 HD1 SD1 CD1

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION CARDS. Requires the examiner of drivers to accept a sworn statement from a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, correctional institution staff, a medical or health professional, or a verification letter from a homeless service provider as documentary evidence of a homeless person’s address. Requires the Director of ...
Read More Act 243, SB273 SD2 HD2 CD1, 07/14/2015

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Prohibits discrimination against medical marijuana patients and their caregivers by schools, landlords, courts with regard to medical care or parental rights, planned community associations, condominium property regimes, or condominiums. (SB1291 CD1)

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place, under certain ...
Read More Act 241, HB321 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/14/2015

RELATING TO TAXATION. Reauthorizes the counties’ authority to establish a county surcharge on state tax for a limited time period, with the surcharge to be effective until 12/31/2027, if adopted. Requires counties to adopt an ordinance to establish or extend a surcharge prior to 7/1/2016. Limits the use of surcharge revenues by counties that have ...
Read More Act 240, HB134 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/14/2015

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS. Requires, and appropriates funds for, DBEDT, with the assistance of DOTAX, to study the impact of real estate investment trusts in Hawaii. (SB118 CD1)

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES. Amends the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law by changing the amount allocated to the trauma system special fund, and establishing maximum dollar amounts that shall be distributed among certain non-general funds after 6/30/2015. Annually lapses excess moneys in the trauma system special fund to the credit of the ...
Read More Act 238, SB1297 SD1 HD1 CD1, 07/14/2015 (w/o signature)

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NON-GENERAL FUNDS. Repeals or reclassifies various non-general funds in accordance with the Auditor’s recommendations in Auditor’s Report Nos. 14-05 and 14-13. (SB1092 HD1)

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION AND FEES SPECIAL FUND. Requires each UH campus to prepare an operations plan, to be reviewed by the President and VP for Budget and Finance and CFO of UH, for each fiscal year. Requires the moneys in the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for each UH campus ...
Read More Act 236, HB541 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/14/2015 (w/o signature)

RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment. (SB791 CD1)

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