Bills Passed - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SB1016 HD1   (HSCR 1123)
TITLE     RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
INTRODCR  Taniguchi B (586-6460)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to lease restrictions to add pasture leases
           to the types of leases on which the board of land and natural
           resources is allowed to modify restrictions. -- SB1016 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 667 (WLH)  HSCR 1123 (AGR)  HSCR 1226 (WLU)  HSCR 1632 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-18 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1018 SD1 HD2   (HSCR 1563)
TITLE     RELATING TO TAX.
INTRODCR  Taniguchi B (586-6460)
DESCRIPT  Extends the deadline to install wind energy systems, solar energy
           systems, heat pumps, and ice storage systems in order to claim an
           income tax credit from January 1, 1999 to January 1, 2009 (sunset).
           -- SB1018 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 130 (ECD)  SSCR 823 (WAM)  HSCR 1130 (EEP)  HSCR 1563 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1032 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 94)
TITLE     RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Establishes marriage and family therapists law to provide for the
           regulation and licensing of marriage and family therapists.
           Provides criteria.  Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1032 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 338 (CPI)  SSCR 898 (WAM)  HSCR 1139 (HSH/ HLT/)
           HSCR 1251 (CPC/ JUD/)  HSCR 1722 (FIN)  CCR 94
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1064 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1399)
TITLE     RELATING TO BALLOT ACCESS FOR POLITICAL PARTIES.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Requires the petition for qualification as a political party to
           contain name, signature, residence address, date of birth, and other
           information as determined by the chief election officer.  Provides
           that each group of persons desiring to qualify as a political party,
           having 1st qualified as a political party by petition, and having
           been qualified as a political party for 3 consecutive general
           elections, shall be deemed a political party for the following
           10 year period.  Provides that the 10 year period shall begin with
           the next regularly scheduled general election. -- SB1064 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 727 (JDC)  HSCR 1399 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1069 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 75)
TITLE     RELATING TO CANDIDATE NOMINATION PAPERS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends provisions relating to candidate nomination papers.  Amends
           filing requirements. -- Provides for challenges to candidate
           nomination papers.  Provides criteria. -- SB1069 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 730 (JDC)  HSCR 1483 (JUD)  CCR 75
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1082 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 132)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
INTRODCR  Levin A (BR) (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Requires the director of health to evaluate the overall costs
           required to develop, support, and administer all of its water
           quality programs and to review their current fee structure.
           Requires the department to develop a proposal to supplement the
           revenues required to administer these programs by recommending fees
           for the issuance of permits and variances and any other
           revenue generating strategies relating to these programs.  Provides
           criteria.  Report to the legislature. -- SB1082 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 537 (HEV)  SSCR 825 (WAM)  HSCR 1289 (EEP)  HSCR 1723 (FIN)
           CCR 132
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1110
TITLE     RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Repeals special conditions for retail dealer's licensees which allows
           the sale of beer and wine from any place within the licensed
           premises. -- SB1110
COMM REPT  SSCR 339 (CPI)  HSCR 1596 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-08 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-22 97  Approved by Governor (Act 34 1997)





MEASURE   SB1114 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 82)
TITLE     RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends provisions relating to prerequisites for license renewals for
           real estate brokers and salespersons by eliminating the waiver
           provision.  Adds definition of continuing education.  Repeals the
           authority of the real estate commission to provide educational
           activities.  Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a
           comprehensive study of the continuing education program for real
           estate licenses, including the feasibility of allowing a private
           organization to administer the program.  Report to the legislature.
           -- SB1114 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 634 (CPI)  HSCR 1673 (CPC)  CCR 82
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1115 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1622)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE RETURN OF MERCHANDISE.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Repeals and replaces provisions relating to the return of merchandise
           for refund, credit, or exchange. -- SB1115 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 615 (CPI)  HSCR 1622 (CPC/ JUD/)
STATUS    Apr-14 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-29 97  Approved by Governor (Act 79 1997)





MEASURE   SB1118 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1604)
TITLE     RELATING TO PEST CONTROL OPERATORS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Requires any person licensed under the pest control operators law who
           advertises to perform services to list the applicable and current
           license numbers of that person in the advertising.  Provides
           criteria.  Requires public utility providing telephone service to
           that person to disconnect the telephone number upon notification by
           the pest control board that an order or judgment is received of an
           advertising violation by the user. -- SB1118 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 636 (CPI)  HSCR 1604 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-14 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-29 97  Approved by Governor (Act 80 1997)





MEASURE   SB1159
TITLE     RELATING TO BUSINESS CORPORATIONS.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Clarifies that bylaws of a corporation that limit the personal
           liability of the directors of the corporation that were provided for
           and approved by the shareholders of the corporation prior to July 1,
           1996, are still valid. -- SB1159
COMM REPT  SSCR 198 (CPI)  SSCR 700 (JDC)  HSCR 1680 (CPC/ JUD/)
STATUS    Apr-10 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-23 97  Approved by Governor (Act 71 1997)





MEASURE   SB1160 SD1 HD3 CD1   (CCR 63)
TITLE     RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Requires the department of transportation to adopt rules for the
           registration of electric vehicles and to establish and issue a
           special license plate to designate that the vehicle is an electric
           vehicle.  Exempts electric vehicles from parking fees, high
           occupancy vehicle restrictions (HOV, ridesharing) or other traffic
           control measures.  Waives registration fee including fees associated
           with the issuance of the license plates for a period of 5 years.
           Requires the department of transportation to review the incentive
           program every 2 years. -- SB1160 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 607 (TIA)  HSCR 1122 (EEP)  HSCR 1254 (TRN)  HSCR 1640 (FIN)
           CCR 63
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1191 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 83)
TITLE     RELATING TO INSURANCE.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Provides that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
           of 1996, as it relates to group and individual health insurance,
           shall apply to insurance provisions. -- Requires the insurance
           commissioner to convene a task force to review all the provisions of
           the Act and recommend mechanisms to ensure complete, timely, and the
           least disruptive adoption of the provisions of the Act within both
           the public and private sectors of the health care system.  Report to
           the legislature. -- SB1191 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 653 (CPI)  HSCR 1676 (CPC)  CCR 83
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1197 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 68)
TITLE     RELATING TO DRIVERS' LICENSES.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT  Provides that driver's license will not be issued to any person under
           18. -- Provides that license may be provided to a person 15 to 17
           years of age for a period of 4 years. -- Changes expiration of
           driver's license to 6 years, 4 years for persons 15 to 17 years of
           age and 2 years for a person 72 years of age or older.  Repeals the
           requirement to demonstrate the rules of the road for driver
           licensing renewal and reactivation under certain conditions.
           Establishes waivers for the actual demonstration of ability to
           operate motor vehicles upon specified conditions. -- SB1197 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 281 (TIA)  SSCR 701 (JDC)  HSCR 1197 (TRN)  HSCR 1692 (JUD)
           CCR 68
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1264 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1297)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends the provision relating to the automated fingerprint
           identification system to provide that, when any child who is 12
           years or older and who comes under the jurisdiction of family court
           is taken into custody for committing a misdemeanor, or a petty
           misdemeanor,  the rules and standards concerning fingerprinting
           shall not apply. -- SB1264 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 462 (JDC)  SSCR 780 (WAM)  HSCR 1297 (JUD)  HSCR 1699 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1266 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 91)
TITLE     RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends child support enforcement law.  Establishes provisions
           relating to suspension or denial of licenses for noncompliance with
           support order, requiring licensing agencies to refuse to renew,
           reinstate, or restore, or deny or suspend, any license upon receipt
           of certification from the child support enforcement agency
           (hereafter agency) that the licensee or applicant is not in
           compliance with an order of support.  Requires licensing authority
           to renew, reinstate, restore, or grant the license only upon receipt
           of an authorization from the agency. -- Establishes a provision
           requiring the social security number of any individual who is a
           party to a divorce decree, or subject to a support order or
           paternity determination or acknowledgement, to be placed in the
           records relating to the matter. -- Requires the agency to serve
           notice upon an obligor of the agency's intent to certify the obligor
           as noncompliant with an order of support or a subpoena or warrant
           relating to a paternity or child support proceeding, which will
           direct the appropriate licensing authority to suspend the license,
           deny the application for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of
           such license, upon a determination that an obligor is not in
           compliance with an order of support or failed to comply with a
           subpoena or warrant relating to a paternity or child support
           proceeding.  Provides criteria. -- Establishes provision requiring
           the income of an obligor to become subject to withholding if
           arrearages or delinquency occur, without the need for a judicial or
           administrative hearing.  Provides criteria. -- Establishes a
           provision authorizing the agency to enter into agreements with
           financial institutions doing business in the State to develop and
           operate a data match system for the purpose of support enforcement,
           using automated data exchanges to the maximum extent feasible.
           Provides criteria. -- Establishes a provision requiring all
           employers to report new hires to the agency or be subject to fines.
           Requires the agency to furnish the information to the national
           directory of new hires. -- Provides that violation of the child
           support enforcement law is a petty misdemeanor. -- Establishes a
           provision requiring the attorney general to commission child support
           enforcement investigators whose duties shall be to locate absent
           parents, to establish paternity, and to obtain and enforce orders of
           support.  Requires the agency to have access through the
           investigators to the records of all entities in the State.  Provides
           criteria. -- Requires all voluntary acknowledgements and
           adjudications of paternity by judicial process to be filed with the
           department of health for comparison with information in the state
           case registry.  Provides that filing of the adjudications of
           paternity shall be the responsibility of the natural mother or such
           person or agency as the court directs. -- Requires the court to
           order temporary support for the child pending a judicial
           determination of parentage, in all contested paternity actions and
           upon motion by a party. -- Establishes provision relating to
           presumption of notice and service of process in child support cases.
           -- Requires death certificate forms to require the individual's
           social security number. -- Provides that the recordation of the
           child support order or judgment in the bureau of conveyances shall
           be deemed, at such time, for all purposes and without further
           action, to procure a lien on land registered in the land court.
           -- Requires all employers to comply with income withholding orders.
           Provides criteria for applying the income withholding order.
           -- Repeals provision relating to interstate requests for income
           withholding. -- Requires the agency to establish and operate a state
           case registry which contains records of cases in which services are
           being provided by the agency and support orders established or
           modified in the State.  Provides criteria. -- Allows custodial
           parents to petition the court once every 3 years for review and
           adjustment of the child support order without having to show a
           change in circumstances. -- Prohibits the agency from disclosing
           information relating to the location of 1 party to another party
           against whom the agency knows a protective order has been entered,
           or if the agency has reason to believe that such disclosure may
           result in physical or emotional harm to the other party. -- Amends
           the powers of the attorney general to add petitioning the court to
           issue orders requiring payment of past due child support and
           ordering genetic testing for the purpose of establishing paternity.
           -- Requires that administrative orders specify identifying
           information for each party.  Provides criteria. -- Amends provision
           relating to genetic testing to require a sworn statement and
           supporting facts alleging or denying paternity if the mother or
           alleged father requests genetic tests.  Provides criteria.
           -- Stipulates that the need to provide for the child's health care
           needs through health insurance or other means shall be a basis for
           petitioning for a modification of a support order. -- SB1266 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 463 (JDC)  SSCR 870 (WAM)  HSCR 1300 (JUD/ CPC/)
           HSCR 1711 (FIN)  CCR 91
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1267 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 76)
TITLE     RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provision relating to judgments for support to require
           that, unless an extention is granted, every judgment for child,
           family or spousal support, including a judgment for reimbursement or
           other arrears, be presumed to be paid and discharged on the 33rd
           birthday of the child for which the order was rendered.  Provides
           criteria. -- Adds to the guidelines in establishing amount of child
           support a material change of circumstances if support as calculated
           pursuant to the guidelines is either 10 per cent greater or less
           than the support amount in the outstanding support order. -- Allows
           for any alternative arrangement for direct payment to be voided if
           either parent applies for services from the child support
           enforcement agency.  Requires each party pursuant to an alternative
           arrangement for direct payment to send a certified copy of the order
           to the state case registry.  Requires child support enforcement
           agency to maintain records only for any payments received and
           disbursed by the agency while an order obtained pursuant to direct
           payment is in effect. -- SB1267 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 695 (JDC)  HSCR 1397 (JUD)  CCR 76
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1268 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 92)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Repeals uniform reciprocal enforcement of support law and adopts the
           uniform interstate family support act.  Provides for reciprocal
           recognition and enforcement of child and spousal support orders;
           establishment and modification of support; determination of
           paternity; and location of delinquent and other obligors.  Provides
           for registration of out of state orders, including income
           withholding orders, and establishes jurisdiction of state. -- Child
           support enforcement agency shall be the information agency, and
           shall maintain registry of support orders and assist in locating
           obligors. -- SB1268 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 464 (JDC)  SSCR 871 (WAM)  HSCR 1298 (JUD)  HSCR 1681 (FIN)
           CCR 92
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1277 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1651)
TITLE     RELATING TO DANGEROUS DRUGS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Adds definition of manufacture to provision relating to drugs and
           intoxicating compounds. -- Amends provision relating to promoting a
           dangerous drug in the 1st degree to include the manufacture of a
           dangerous drug in any amount, except where manufacturer has met
           registration requirements or is allowed to lawfully possess,
           manufacture, distribute, prescribe, or dispense without obtaining a
           registration.  Provides for a maximum term of imprisonment of 10
           years, at the discretion of the sentencing court. -- SB1277 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 770 (JDC)  HSCR 1651 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1279 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1217)
TITLE     RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to sexual assault in the 2nd degree to
           include a person employed as a law enforcement officer who knowingly
           subjects to sexual penetration a person confined to a detention
           facility or a person in custody.  Adds definition of law enforcement
           officer.  Provides exception for a law enforcement officer
           performing a lawful search pursuant to a warrant or a valid
           exception to the warrant requirement. -- SB1279 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 767 (JDC)  HSCR 1217 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-24 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1286 HD1   (HSCR 1652)
TITLE     RELATING TO RETAIL TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Exempts from provision relating to the purchase of tobacco products
           by minors persons under the age of 18, with parental authorization,
           participating in a controlled purchase under the supervision of law
           enforcement as part of a law enforcement activity. -- SB1286 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 693 (JDC)  HSCR 1652 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-24 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION


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