2018 Acts

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Education all property upon which a public elementary or intermediate school is situated. Gives the Department of Education power to acquire and hold title to real, personal, or mixed property for use for public educational purposes. Requires legislative approval ...
Read More ACT 210, SB2237 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Establishes the Ohana Zones Pilot Program, the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program, and the Medical Respite Pilot Program. Makes appropriations.

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM. Permits the establishment of the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center within the Department of Human Services under the supervision of the Office of Youth Services and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facilities. Clarifies that the Department of Education shall be the sole provider of standards-based education for youth adults at risk ...
Read More ACT 208, SB2791 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

RELATING TO RESOURCE RECOVERY. Authorizes the Department of Education to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in Department of Education schools. Authorizes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. 

RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes positions and appropriates funds to assist in the review, certification, and recertification of dialysis centers and other health care facilities under the purview of the Department of Health. Establishes the Electronic Smoking Device Retailer Registration Unit within the Department of the Attorney General. Requires retailers of electronic smoking devices to register with ...
Read More ACT 206, HB1895 HD1 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. Updates and standardizes the terminology used to refer to behavior analysts and applied behavior analysis. Clarifies the licensing exemptions for certain individuals who provide behavior analysis services. Requires the Department of Education to create and implement a plan to provide Medicaid billable applied behavior analysis services to all ...
Read More ACT 205, HB2271 HD2 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

ACT 204, HB2357 SD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in 2018 Acts

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY. Creates an eviction process for the Hawaii public housing authority’s state low-income housing projects or programs and elder or elderly housing.

ACT 203, SB2201 SD1 HD2, 7/10/2018

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in 2018 Acts

RELATING TO BOARDS. Renames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties.

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS. Adopts the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires life insurers to conduct database searches using the federal Social Security Administration’s death master file or similar database to determine whether an insured has died. Requires life insurers to use good faith efforts to ...
Read More ACT 202, SB208 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2018

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS. Appropriates funds for the Public Utilities Commission to hire two full-time enforcement personnel.