Bills Passed - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SB1618 HD2 CD1   (CCR 121)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL FUND.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Establishes a transportation improvement special fund to be
           administered by the director of transportation to advance
           transportation projects.  Expenditures from the fund require
           appropriation or allotment by the legislature.  Requires the
           department of transportation to prepare and submit an annual report
           to the legislature on the use of fund. -- SB1618 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 299 (TIA)  SSCR 894 (WAM)  HSCR 1156 (TRN)  HSCR 1667 (FIN)
           CCR 121
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1619 HD2 CD1   (CCR 58)
TITLE     RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Prohibits any person from using a parking space reserved for disabled
           persons without displaying a removable windshield placard, temporary
           removable parking placard accompanied by a certificate of
           disability, or special license plate.  Provides that violations are
           a traffic infraction and establishes a fine between 150 and
           300 dollars.  Defines parking space reserved for disabled persons.
           Amends the definition of disabled person.  Requires the counties and
           private property owners to recognize the windshield placards and
           special license plates.  Stipulates that the temporary removable
           placard and the special license plate are not transferable, and
           establishes a fine between 150 and 300 dollars for unauthorized use.
           -- SB1619 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 91 (TIA)  SSCR 895 (WAM)  HSCR 1198 (TRN)  HSCR 1653 (JUD)
           CCR 58
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1621 HD1 CD1   (CCR 69)
TITLE     RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Allows vehicles whose use is determined to enhance public safety and
           improve traffic conditions to use the high occupancy vehicle lane,
           regardless of the number of occupants.  Amends Act 224, session laws
           of 1993, as amended by Act 25, session laws of 1995, by repealing
           the sunset date for the high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV,
           ridesharing) law. -- SB1621 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 586 (TIA)  HSCR 1199 (TRN)  HSCR 1644 (JUD)  CCR 69
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1624 HD2   (HSCR 1642)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Changes the advisory council for literacy and lifelong learning to
           advisory alliance for literacy and lifelong learning.  Reduces the
           number of members on the advisory alliance for literacy and lifelong
           learning from 18 to 7 and provides that members are to be appointed
           by the board of education instead of the governor.  Provides that
           the alliance shall act as a statewide literacy planning alliance to
           maximize resources for community level programs. -- SB1624 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 253 (EDU)  HSCR 1245 (EDN)  HSCR 1642 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1628 SD2 HD2   (HSCR 1684)
TITLE     RELATING TO REHIRING RETIRED TEACHERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Allows the department of education to employ retired teachers at up
           to 100 per cent full time equivalent status in shortage areas, with
           prior approval of the superintendent, pursuant to collective
           bargaining agreements.  Prohibits retired teachers who are rehired
           to earn retirement service credit, to contribute to the retirement
           system, or to gain additional retirement system benefits, provided
           that the retired teacher continues to receive entitled normal
           retirement benefits without penalty.  Act to be repealed at the
           close of the 1997 - 1998 school year (sunset). -- SB1628 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 325 (EDU)  SSCR 878 (WAM)  HSCR 1189 (EDN)  HSCR 1684 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1631 SD2 HD2   (HSCR 1586)
TITLE     RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Establishes early education and care provisions.  Establishes board
           of directors and community councils.  Establishes temporary
           interdepartmental council.  Allows the State to contract for the
           purposes of coordinating policy, disbursing public funds, and
           implementing community plans related to the provision of early
           childhood education and care services.  Annual report to the
           legislature.  Act to be repealed June 30, 2001 (sunset).
           -- SB1631 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 52 (HRE)  SSCR 833 (WAM)  HSCR 1120 (HSH)  HSCR 1265 (EDN)
           HSCR 1586 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-18 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-28 97  Approved by Governor (Act 77 1997)





MEASURE   SB1632 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 126)
TITLE     RELATING TO HOUSING.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends housing law relating to discriminatory practices to prohibit
           an owner or any other person engaging in a real estate transaction,
           or a real estate broker or salesperson, to deny equal opportunity to
           use and enjoy a housing accommodation due to a disability because
           the person uses the services of a guide dog, signal dog, or service
           animal.  Defines service animal. -- SB1632 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 512 (GOH)  SSCR 847 (WAM)  HSCR 1302 (HSH)  HSCR 1719 (FIN)
           CCR 126
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1653
TITLE     RELATING TO LEAVE SHARING.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Allows employees to donate accumulated vacation leave credits to
           another employee who has a family member who has a serious personal
           illness or injury.  Provides that the eligible recipient need not
           have exhausted sick leave when the illness or injury involves a
           family member.  Requires that the family member's illness be
           certified by a competent medical examiner as being serious.
           -- SB1653
COMM REPT  SSCR 237 (HRE)  SSCR 840 (WAM)  HSCR 1237 (LAB)  HSCR 1633 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-04 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 28 1997)





MEASURE   SB1683 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 89)
TITLE     RELATING TO A HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE COLLEGE.
INTRODCR  Aki J (586-6700)
DESCRIPT  Establishes a Hawaiian language college at the university of Hawaii
           at Hilo, to provide a Hawaiian liberal education program providing
           education primarily through the Hawaiian language.  Establishes
           revolving fund.  When the college is established, transfers the
           Hawaiian studies department, including the master's in Hawaiian
           language and literature program at the university of Hawaii at Hilo,
           to the college.  Requires the university to work with the office of
           Hawaiian affairs, the federal government, and 'Aha Punana Leo, Inc.,
           to establish additional funding for the needs of the college.
           -- SB1683 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 117 (EDU)  SSCR 877 (WAM)  HSCR 1284 (HED)  HSCR 1724 (FIN)
           CCR 89
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1714 HD1   (HSCR 1658)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING.
INTRODCR  Ige D (586-6230)
DESCRIPT  Amends motor vehicle industry licensing law by excluding from
           definition of dealer a Hawaii bank or its affiliate selling or
           offering for sale motor vehicles surrendered or redelivered to it
           under terms of a lease, or pursuant to a purchase option contained
           in a lease. -- SB1714 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 74 (CPI)  HSCR 1658 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-24 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1715 HD1   (HSCR 1605)
TITLE     RELATING TO SECURED TRANSACTIONS.
INTRODCR  Ige D (586-6230)
DESCRIPT  Makes technical amendment to provisions relating to transactions
           excluded from article governing secured transactions. -- SB1715 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 75 (CPI)  HSCR 1605 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-14 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-29 97  Approved by Governor (Act 93 1997)





MEASURE   SB1766 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1482)
TITLE     RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND INTERNAL SECURITY.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provisions relating to emergency use of private real
           property to provide immunity from liability to private land owners
           and government when vehicles and pedestrian traffic must be diverted
           onto private property due to an emergency. -- SB1766 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 288 (TIA)  SSCR 715 (JDC)  HSCR 1482 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-18 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1778 SD1   (SSCR 644)
TITLE     RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS.
INTRODCR  Iwase R (586-6740)
DESCRIPT  Maintains requirement that all electricians except maintenance
           electricians take a course on current updates of the national
           electrical code prior to the renewal of their license.  Exempts
           licensees who have been issued new licenses within 1 year of the
           renewal date. -- SB1778 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 644 (CPI)  HSCR 1657 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-10 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-23 97  Approved by Governor (Act 76 1997)





MEASURE   SB1794 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 93)
TITLE     RELATING TO SANITATION PERMITS.
INTRODCR  Matsuura R (586-6900)
DESCRIPT  Allows transfer of sanitation permits, with the approval of the
           department of health, provided that the new owner agrees to abide by
           the compliance schedule of the department.  Requires inspections of
           food establishments to be performed by a registered sanitarian.
           Requires the department to perform annual audits of the sanitation
           branch.  Provides critieria.  Establishes advisory council on food
           protection practices. -- SB1794 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 691 (HEV)  HSCR 1210 (HLT)  HSCR 1713 (FIN)  CCR 93
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1814 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1659)
TITLE     RELATING TO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Allows a public utility providing local exchange telecommunication
           services to recover the capital costs and associated operating
           expenses of providing a statewide enhanced 911 emergency telephone
           service in the public switched telephone network, through a
           telephone line surcharge or its rate case. -- SB1814 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 645 (CPI)  HSCR 1659 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-14 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-29 97  Approved by Governor (Act 94 1997)





MEASURE   SB1874 SD2 HD2   (HSCR 1725)
TITLE     RELATING TO WELFARE TO WORK TRANSITION ASSISTANCE.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Allows the department of human services, with the assistance of the
           department of labor and industrial relations, to eliminate barriers
           to work and facilitate the transition of families from welfare to
           work by development of initiatives for implementation in the areas
           of child care, long term learning, work preparation, and
           identification of impediments to work. -- Requires the department of
           human services, with the assistance of the department of labor and
           industrial relations and the department of business, economic
           development, and tourism, to develop initiatives for implementation
           in the areas of grant diversion, micro enterprises, and willing to
           work safeguard.  Initiatives to be consistent with the principles
           and goals of promoting self sufficiency, eliminating poverty, and
           safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Hawaii's
           economically disadvantaged children.  Department to encourage local
           community involvement.  Provides criteria.  Development of the
           systems, processes, programs, and plans to carry out these
           initiatives to be completed by November 30, 1997.  Report to the
           legislature. -- SB1874 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 510 (HRE)  SSCR 906 (WAM)  HSCR 1303 (HSH)  HSCR 1725 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1879 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 57)
TITLE     RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Repeals provisions allowing temporary permits for adult residential
           care homes. -- Amends Act 165, session laws of 1994, as amended by
           Act 65, session laws of 1995, relating to adult residential care
           homes, by allowing adult residential care homes to accept private
           pay nursing home level patients who are in home and community care
           settings as well as hospitals.  Prohibits type I homes from
           accepting more than 2 individuals at the nursing home level or
           intermediate level of care.  Extends Maluhia wait list project to
           June 30, 1999 (sunset). -- SB1879 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 520 (HRE)  SSCR 862 (WAM)  HSCR 1242 (HSH/ HLT/)
           HSCR 1714 (FIN)  CCR 57
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1881 SD1   (SSCR 334)
TITLE     RELATING TO PLANNING.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Establishes the Waianae coast community benchmarking pilot project.
           Requires relevant state agencies to collaborate with Ke Ala Hoku,
           the Waianae Coast Coalition, and private agencies operating on the
           Waianae coast in data collection efforts to further the benchmarking
           project.  Annual reports to the legislature.  Act to be repealed
           June 30, 2000 (sunset). -- SB1881 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 334 (WLH)  SSCR 909 (WAM)  HSCR 1126 (EDB)  HSCR 1888 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1901 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 86)
TITLE     RELATING TO TIME SHARE.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends timesharing law by allowing a time share plan to establish
           classes of time share interests.  Provides criteria. -- Establishes
           the 1 to 1 use right to use night requirement, which prohibits
           developers from offering or disposing of a time share unit or
           interest unless the sum of the nights that owners are entitled to
           use in a given year does not exceed the number of nights available
           for use under the time share plan during that year.  Provides
           criteria. -- Defines 1 to 1 use right to use night requirement.
           -- SB1901 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 582 (CPI)  HSCR 1656 (CPC)  CCR 86
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1919 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 123)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
DESCRIPT  Amends the public access law to establish in the State capitol a
           legislative broadcast program under the supervision of the joint
           legislative management committee which shall become part of the
           legislature's permanent public access program.  Appropriation. ($$)
           -- SB1919 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 815 (WAM)  HSCR 1211 (LMG)  HSCR 1567 (FIN)  CCR 123
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1943 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 122)
TITLE     RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT  Authorizes the county directors of finance to vote to allow the
           issuance of special number plates (license plate) to any
           organization or institution that meets standards and qualifications
           established by the counties.  Requires the counties to establish
           procedures, design parameters, and fees.  Requires the words " Aloha
           State " to appear on the lower portion of all number plates issued
           in the State. -- Amends the special number plates (license plates)
           for military service provisions to include a person certified by the
           US Department of Veteran Affairs that the person is a combat veteran
           or a veteran of the Vietnam conflict or the Korean conflict or World
           War II.  Plate shall include the words " COMBAT VETERAN ", " VIETNAM
           VETERAN ", " KOREAN VETERAN ", or " WORLD WAR II VETERAN ".
           -- SB1943 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 591 (TIA)  HSCR 1157 (TRN)  HSCR 1568 (FIN)  CCR 122
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB1951 HD2 CD1   (CCR 130)
TITLE     RELATING TO TAXATION.
INTRODCR  Taniguchi B (586-6460)
DESCRIPT  Provides a income tax credit of 4 per cent of the costs incurred in
           the State in the production of motion picture or television films.
           -- Provides a general excise tax exemption for amount received from
           the servicing and maintenance of aircraft or from the construction
           of an aircraft service and maintenance facility in the State.
           -- Repeals the repeal date of the general excise tax exemption on
           stocks and commodities exchange (June 30, 2002 sunset).
           -- SB1951 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 65 (ECD)  SSCR 812 (WAM)  HSCR 1169 (EDB)  HSCR 1720 (FIN)
           CCR 130
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION


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