2015 Acts

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)

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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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)

Act 221, SB226 SD2 HD1, 07/09/2015

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in 2015 Acts

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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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)

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)

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)

Act 217, SB982 SD1 HD2, 07/07/2015

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in 2015 Acts

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)

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)

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)