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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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