2015 Acts

RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS. Requires state departments, upon the closure of facilities, to consider the facility’s suitability for use by public charter schools or early learning programs that are affiliated with a public charter school, and to notify the Superintendent and State Public Charter School Commission of the availability and suitability of the facility. ...
Read More Act 234, HB1251 HD1 SD2 CD1, 07/13/2015

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN PLANTS. Subject to exceptions, requires all plans, designs, and specifications for new or renovated landscaping of State-developed buildings, complexes, facilities, or housing to incorporate specified percentages of Hawaiian plants. (HB206 CD1)

RELATING TO THE CYTOMEGALOVIRUS. Requires the Department of Health to establish a public education program to inform and educate women about cytomegalovirus. (HB782 CD1)

Act 231, SB961 SD2 HD3, 07/13/2015

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in 2015 Acts

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT. Amends hearing requirements for petitions for assisted community treatment, including for deadlines, notice, court-appointed counsel, and examinations. Requires treating providers to provide information for purposes of the Department of Health’s annual report. (SB961 HD3)

Act 230, HB393 HD2 SD2, 07/13/2015

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in 2015 Acts

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS. Waives DOH water quality certification requirement for restoration, repair, and operation of Hawaiian loko iâ (fishponds) that are permitted under the Statewide Programmatic General Permit process, administered by the DLNR. (HB393 SD2)

RELATING TO WATER RECLAMATION. Requires DOT airports division to conduct a water scalping feasibility study and, if funds are available, authorizes development of a process design for the processing portion of the implementation of water scalping technology. Requires DOT airports division to apply for a federal grant to fund the implementation of a water scalping ...
Read More Act 229, HB1394 HD2 SD2 CD1, 07/13/2015

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. Includes hydroelectric facilities that generate up to 500 kilowatts of electricity as a permissible use on agricultural lands if the hydroelectric facilities are accessory to agricultural activities for agricultural use only and if certain other conditions are met. (HB1273 CD1)

Act 227, HB770 HD1 SD1, 07/13/2015

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in 2015 Acts

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR. Authorizes restaurants with a liquor license to sell beer, malt beverages, or cider for off-premises consumption, under certain conditions. Authorizes retail dealers with a liquor license to sell beer, malt beverages, or cider in non-original packages, under certain conditions. Authorizes brewpubs and small craft producer pubs with a liquor license to ...
Read More Act 227, HB770 HD1 SD1, 07/13/2015

RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH. Establishes the documentation required when requesting the Department of Health to issue a new birth certificate with a sex designation change. (HB631 CD1)

RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT. Establishes a mortgage license exemption for seller-financed mortgage loans, if certain conditions are met. Requires the seller to provide to the buyer the terms of the financing. Requires the seller to provide a disclaimer, to be initialed by the buyer, regarding the financing. (SB756 ...
Read More Act 225, SB756 SD1 HD2 CD1, 07/09/2015