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Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SB0005 SD2 HD1 CD1   (CCR 77)
TITLE     RELATING TO MOTORSPORTS INSURANCE.
INTRODCR  Iwase R (586-6740)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provision relating to waiver of liability in a
           motorsports event to exclude the areas intended for use by
           spectators or non participants from the definition of motorsports
           facility, and spectator from the definition of participant.
           Provides that a participant is a person 18 years of age or older who
           is required to sign a waiver and release, waiver of liability, or
           indemnity agreement.  Adds definitions of motorsports facility,
           owner, and participant.  Requires that signing of a waiver and
           release, waiver of liability, or indemnity agreement by a
           participant and a witness in any motorsports racing event shall be
           construed as an express assumption of risk.  Provides exception to
           waiver when acts or omissions constitute gross negligence, wilful
           and wanton conduct, or intentional acts on the part of another
           participant or employees or agents of the motorsports facility.
           Provides exception to waiver if a motorsports facility has a general
           liability policy of no less than 1 million dollars for spectators
           and no less than 500,000 dollars for participants. -- SB0005 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 335 (CPI)  SSCR 750 (JDC)  HSCR 1219 (JUD)  CCR 77
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0026 HD1   (HSCR 1262)
TITLE     RELATING TO PARENT AND GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITY FOR MINOR.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT  Requires the department of education to inform all parents and
           guardians of the student code of conduct and of their responsibility
           for their children's compliance with the student code of conduct.
           Requires the department to assist and advise parents and guardians
           in meeting their responsibilities.  Penalties. -- SB0026 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 650 (EDU)  HSCR 1262 (EDN)  HSCR 1593 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0037 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 127)
TITLE     RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.
INTRODCR  Bunda R (586-6090)
DESCRIPT  Makes agricultural lands in the Waialua district on Oahu an
           enterprise zone from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2002.  Clarifies that
           delivery of goods need not occur within an enterprise zone.
           Provides criteria. -- Provides exemptions from use tax and general
           excise tax for a qualified business in an enterprise zone.  Provides
           criteria.  -- Amends Act 286, session laws of 1996, by providing
           that agricultural producers on Kauai may complete their 7 years of
           eligibility under these provisions.  Provides criteria. -- Act to
           take effect retroactive to December 31, 1996. -- SB0037 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 627 (ECD)  HSCR 1243 (EDB/ AGR/)  HSCR 1635 (FIN)  CCR 127
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0045 SD1   (SSCR 476)
TITLE     RELATING TO VETERANS.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Removes the acreage limitations imposed on the department of land and
           natural resources regarding land to be set aside or acquired to
           establish veterans' cemeteries. -- SB0045 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 476 (TIA/ HRE/)  SSCR 896 (WAM)  HSCR 1190 (PSM)
           HSCR 1267 (WLU)  HSCR 1631 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-04 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 23 1997)





MEASURE   SB0057
TITLE     RELATING TO GOLD AND SILVER STAMPING.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT  Prohibits any manufacturer or dealer from possessing any article of
           merchandise made in whole or in part of gold or silver, or an alloy
           of either, in violation of provision which requires stamping with
           identifying trademarks or quality marks under certain circumstances.
           Provides that such articles shall be contraband and subject to
           seizure.  Exempts antiques and 2nd hand jewelry. -- SB0057
COMM REPT  SSCR 610 (CPI)  HSCR 1625 (CPC/ JUD/)
STATUS    Apr-08 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-21 97  Approved by Governor (Act 31 1997)





MEASURE   SB0058 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 129)
TITLE     RELATING TO KINDERGARTENS.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT  Requires rather than allows the department of education to establish
           and maintain kindergartens and provides that attendance is not
           mandatory.  Requires the board of education to develop informational
           guidance to promote the understanding of a child's readiness for
           kindergarten. -- SB0058 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 305 (EDU)  SSCR 855 (WAM)  HSCR 1279 (EDN)  HSCR 1646 (FIN)
           CCR 129
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0130 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 65)
TITLE     RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provisions for special interest vehicles which includes a
           vehicle that is being collected, preserved, restored, or maintained
           by a collector.  Also includes a street rod vehicle and street rod
           replica vehicle, a vehicle manufactured before 1949, and a vehicle
           manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle manufactured before
           1949. -- SB0130 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 291 (TIA)  HSCR 1154 (TRN)  HSCR 1588 (JUD)  CCR 65
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0135 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 51)
TITLE     RELATING TO OPTOMETRY.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends laws relating to optometry, pharmacists, and pharmacy by
           expanding authorized areas of practice for optometrists and by
           allowing certified, licensed optometrists to use or prescribe
           therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA) and to remove superficial
           foreign bodies from the eye and the eyelids.  Provides criteria.
           Adds definition of surgery. -- Amends Act 292, session laws of 1996,
           by requiring completion of 100 hours of preceptorship under the
           supervision of an ophthamologist as part of the certification
           process and completion of 36 hours of continuing education as a
           condition of biennial license renewal.  Also changes effective date
           to July 1, 1997. -- SB0135 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 594 (CPI)  HSCR 1256 (HLT)  HSCR 1709 (CPC)  CCR 51
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0137
TITLE     RELATING TO HEALTH.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to determination of death to allow
           registered nurses to determine if a person is dead. -- SB0137
COMM REPT  SSCR 688 (HEV)  HSCR 1160 (HLT)  HSCR 1706 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-10 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-23 97  Approved by Governor (Act 70 1997)





MEASURE   SB0138 SD1 HD3 CD1   (CCR 78)
TITLE     RELATING TO INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENTS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE
           ABUSE BENEFITS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse treatment insurance
           provisions to allow treatment by advanced practice registered nurses
           with a psychiatric or mental health specialty or subspecialty.
           -- SB0138 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 559 (CPI)  HSCR 1163 (HLT)  HSCR 1271 (CPC)  HSCR 1688 (FIN)
           CCR 78
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0140 SD1   (SSCR 790)
TITLE     RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends provisions relating to business registration by lowering the
           maximum required liability insurance limits from 5 million dollars
           against which no claims are outstanding to 5 million dollars.
           -- SB0140 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 790 (CPI)  HSCR 1429 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-02 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 19 1997)





MEASURE   SB0141 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 79)
TITLE     RELATING TO LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Establishes law regulating lease purchase agreements for personal
           property. -- SB0141 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 791 (CPI)  HSCR 1672 (CPC)  CCR 79
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0147 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1665)
TITLE     RELATING TO TAXATION.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Establishes a general excise tax of 4 per cent on the gross income of
           person engaging in the business of leasing real property.  Provides
           that, when real property is subleased by a lessee to a sublessee,
           the lessee shall be allowed a deduction from the amount of gross
           proceeds or gross income received from its sublease of the real
           property. -- SB0147 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 804 (WAM)  HSCR 1665 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0152 SD2 HD1 CD1   (CCR 80)
TITLE     RELATING TO TIME SHARING.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provisions relating to timesharing requiring
           identification badges for acquisition and sales agents.  Provides
           criteria. -- Provides for filing an action in court for civil
           damages for violations of the timesharing law. -- Establishes
           signage requirements for timeshare booths. -- SB0152 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 180 (CPI)  SSCR 706 (JDC)  HSCR 1662 (CPC/ JUD/)  CCR 80
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0161 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1141)
TITLE     RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
INTRODCR  Solomon M (586-6940)
DESCRIPT  Exempts after school, weekend, and summer programs (A+, A plus)
           conducted by the department of education, child care programs for
           children 5 years of age and older conducted by counties, and any
           person who enters a home in a child caring capacity and only cares
           for children who are of that household from obtaining a license
           under the child care facilities law. -- SB0161 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 108 (HRE/ EDU/)  SSCR 596 (CPI)  HSCR 1141 (HSH)
           HSCR 1708 (EDN)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0165 SD2 HD1 CD1   (CCR 55)
TITLE     RELATING TO DONATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Establishes law relating to donation of pharmaceuticals and health
           care supplies.  Exempts from liability a charitable, religious, or
           nonprofit organization which in good faith distributes
           pharmaceuticals or health care supplies to needy persons at no
           charge.  Provides criteria. -- SB0165 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 78 (HEV)  SSCR 752 (JDC)  HSCR 1182 (HLT)  HSCR 1594 (JUD/
           CPC/)  CCR 55
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0175 HD1 CD1   (CCR 53)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Requires the department of land and natural resources to adopt rules
           authorizing the propagation, possession, ownership, and sale of
           selected endangered and threatened land plant species grown from
           culitivated nursery stock and not collected or removed from the
           wild. -- SB0175 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 45 (HEV)  HSCR 1102 (EEP)  CCR 53
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0207 SD1   (SSCR 810)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE LIQUOR TAX.
INTRODCR  Fernandes Salling L (586-6850)
DESCRIPT  Provides a liquor tax exemption for proceeds arising from the
           manufacture, production, or sale of liquor shipped to a point
           outside the State where the liquor is resold or otherwise consumed
           or used outside the State. -- SB0207 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 810 (WAM)  HSCR 1328 (FIN)
STATUS    Mar-27 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 20 1997)





MEASURE   SB0208 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 99)
TITLE     RELATING TO TAXATION.
INTRODCR  Fernandes Salling L (586-6850)
DESCRIPT  Provides a hotel remodeling income tax credit of 4 per cent of the
           renovation costs incurred during the taxable year for each qualified
           hotel facility located in Hawaii until December 31, 1998 (sunset).
           Act to be repealed on December 31, 1999 (sunset). -- SB0208 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 432 (WAM)  HSCR 1176 (EDB)  HSCR 1560 (FIN)  CCR 99
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0209
TITLE     PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3, OF THE
           CONSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A TAX REVIEW
           COMMISSION EVERY TEN YEARS.
INTRODCR  Fernandes Salling L (586-6850)
DESCRIPT  Proposes to amend the constitution.  Provides that after July 1,
           2005, the tax review commission shall be appointed every 10 years.
           -- SB0209
COMM REPT  SSCR 497 (WAM)  SSCR 747 (JDC)  HSCR 1293 (JUD)  HSCR 1700 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-10 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0226 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1671)
TITLE     RELATING TO ARCHITECTS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Requires that, after June 30, 2000, persons applying to take the
           architectural registration exam complete the intern development
           program which is administered by the national council of
           architectural registration boards, or a similar program, to be
           licensed to practice architecture in Hawaii. -- SB0226 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 560 (CPI)  HSCR 1671 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-18 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0228 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1674)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF CHIROPRACTIC.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends definition of chiropractic for regulatory purposes to exclude
           the treatment of disease and include other treatments such as spinal
           manipulation for which they have been trained. -- SB0228 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 680 (CPI)  HSCR 1674 (CPC)
STATUS    Apr-14 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-29 97  Approved by Governor (Act 78 1997)





MEASURE   SB0242 SD1 HD2   (HSCR 1636)
TITLE     RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Requires the state ethics commission to initiate, receive, and
           consider complaints concerning alleged violations of the lobbyists
           laws.  Provides guidelines for filing, investigating, and resolving
           charges.  Requires the ethics commissions to submit decisions in
           writing.  Provides that a person who files a frivolous charge with
           the commission against any person shall be civilly liable to the
           person charged for all costs incurred in defending the charge.
           Requires the commission to have published yearly summaries of
           decisions and advisory opinions. -- SB0242 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 455 (JDC)  SSCR 883 (WAM)  HSCR 1296 (JUD)  HSCR 1636 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0251 SD1 HD2   (HSCR 1561)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (586-6870)
DESCRIPT  Amends Hawaii health systems corporation law by adding 1 at large and
           1 regional member from region II (Kauai) or region III (district of
           Hana or island of Lanai) (alternating years) to the corporate board.
           -- SB0251 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 175 (HEV)  SSCR 869 (WAM)  HSCR 1208 (HLT)  HSCR 1561 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0252 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 90)
TITLE     RELATING TO GENERAL ASSISTANCE.
INTRODCR  Chun Oakland S (586-6130)
DESCRIPT  Establishes within the department of human services the general
           assistance advisory council.  Changes general assistance to general
           assistance to households without minor dependents and repeals 2 year
           limit on general assistance benefits for disabled persons.  Amends
           definition of substantial gainful employment by reducing number of
           hours per week from 30 to 20. -- SB0252 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 513 (HRE)  SSCR 859 (WAM)  HSCR 1150 (HSH)  HSCR 1710 (FIN)
COMM REPT  CCR 90
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0257 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 97)
TITLE     RELATING TO EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
INTRODCR  Kanno B (586-6830)
DESCRIPT  Amends Act 339, session laws of 1990, as amended by Act 98, session
           laws of 1993, and Act 275, session laws of 1994, by extending repeal
           date to June 30, 1999 (sunset). -- Amends pension and retirement
           system provision relating to interest to require that, in fiscal
           year 1996 and 1997, respectively, 20 per cent and 100 per cent of
           the actual investment earnings in excess of the investment yield
           rate shall be deposited in the pension accumulation fund. -- Amends
           provision relating to determination of employer normal cost and
           accrued liability contributions to require the actuary, commencing
           with the 1995 fiscal year, to determine the total unfunded accrued
           liability using the entry age normal cost funding method separately
           for police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers, and for
           all other employees.  Provides criteria.  Act to be repealed
           June 30, 1999 (sunset). -- SB0257 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 486 (HRE)  SSCR 835 (WAM)  HSCR 1269 (LAB)  HSCR 1637 (FIN)
           CCR 97
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0262 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1236)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES HEALTH FUND.
INTRODCR  Kanno B (586-6830)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to the public employees health fund,
           retroactive to June 30, 1996, to grandfather in any employee who has
           at least 10 years of credited service and who has suffered a break
           in service. -- SB0262 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 546 (HRE)  SSCR 839 (WAM)  HSCR 1236 (LAB)  HSCR 1649 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0285 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1220)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE COURTS.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Authorizes supreme court to extend time for filing writs of
           certiorari in appeal from decision of the intermediate appellate
           court. -- SB0285 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 725 (JDC)  HSCR 1220 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-03 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 24 1997)





MEASURE   SB0293 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1481)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to abuse of family and household members to
           authorize police officers to issue a no contact order.  Provides
           criteria. -- SB0293 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 760 (JDC)  HSCR 1481 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION


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