Bills Passed - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SB0305 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1214)
TITLE     RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to promoting child abuse in the 1st and 2nd
           degrees to add definition of community standards and lascivious; and
           to amend the definition of sexual conduct to include lascivious
           exhibition of the genital or pubic area of a minor. -- SB0305 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 757 (JDC)  HSCR 1214 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-24 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0333 SD1 HD1   (HSCR 1215)
TITLE     RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT  Amends provision relating to procedure in adult cases by prohibiting
           informal adjustment of domestic violence cases in family court.
           -- SB0333 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 761 (JDC)  HSCR 1215 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-03 97  Received by the Governor
          Apr-14 97  Approved by Governor (Act 25 1997)





MEASURE   SB0373 HD1 CD1   (CCR 54)
TITLE     RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
INTRODCR  Levin A (BR) (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Amends state water pollution control law to conform to federal
           requirements for water pollution and sludge permits. -- SB0373 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 689 (HEV)  HSCR 1288 (EEP)  HSCR 1634 (JUD)  CCR 54
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0375 HD2 CD1   (CCR 96)
TITLE     RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.
INTRODCR  Levin A (BR) (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Increases the initial solid waste management surcharge from 25 cents
           to 35 cents per ton of solid waste. -- Amends definitions of inert
           fill material and solid waste under solid waste management law.
           Adds a penalty for illegal dumping of solid waste. -- SB0375 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 384 (HEV)  SSCR 824 (WAM)  HSCR 1301 (EEP)  HSCR 1717 (FIN)
           CCR 96
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0377 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 59)
TITLE     RELATING TO IMPAIRED DRIVERS.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT  Provides that, if a health care provider is providing medical care in
           a health care facility to any person involved in a motor vehicle
           accident and becomes aware as a result of a blood test that the
           alcohol content in the person's blood meets or exceeds the amount
           for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, the health
           care provider shall notify any law enforcement officer at the
           facility to investigate the accident.  Grants the health care
           provider immunity from any civil liability. -- SB0377 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 81 (HEV)  SSCR 775 (JDC)  HSCR 1142 (HLT)  HSCR 1589 (JUD)
           CCR 59
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0382 SD1 HD1 CD1   (CCR 66)
TITLE     RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT  Allows the examiner of drivers to waive the actual demonstration of
           ability to operate a motorcycle or motor scooter (road test) for any
           person who furnishes evidence of completion of a motorcycle or motor
           scooter education course, respectively, which is approved by the
           director of transportation.  Requires the director to review the
           skill test included in all motorcycle and motor scooter education
           courses offered in the State to determine which courses the director
           shall approve to qualify for the waiver.  Report to the legislature.
           -- SB0382 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 605 (TIA)  HSCR 1195 (TRN)  HSCR 1592 (JUD)  CCR 66
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0426 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 62)
TITLE     RELATING TO CULTURE.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
DESCRIPT  Establishes the culture and the arts revolving fund administered by
           the state foundation on culture and the arts to expand the potential
           for locally produced works and activities that may have sufficient
           commercial value to generate additional revenues to support cultural
           and art programs throughout the State.  Requires that all revenues
           generated from the sale of goods and services,  as well as any
           gifts, donations, fees collected, and grants from private persons be
           deposited into the fund.  Limits annual fund expenditures to 50,000
           dollars.  Annual report to the legislature and the governor.
           -- Requires the department of land and natural resources to consult
           with the kahuna nui of the Mo'okini Heiau (mookini heiau) on all
           matters pertaining to physical improvements, alterations, and
           restorations, and on all cultural matters relating to the historical
           sites within the Kohala historical sites state monument.
           -- SB0426 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 19 (EDU)  SSCR 875 (WAM)  HSCR 1244 (CAR)  HSCR 1582 (FIN)
           CCR 62
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0512 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 52)
TITLE     RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
DESCRIPT  Establishes provision relating to training replacement temporary
           license to allow for limited and temporary license for an out of
           state physician to substitute for a Hawaii physician attending
           specialized training at an out of state fully accredited medical
           teaching institution.  Provides criteria. -- Permits in person,
           mail, electronic, telephonic, fiber optic, or other telemedicine
           consultation with a licensed physician from another state.  Requires
           the Hawaii licensed physician to retain control and remain
           responsible for the provision of care for the patient. -- SB0512 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 556 (CPI)  SSCR 599 (CPI)  HSCR 1257 (HLT)  HSCR 1697 (CPC)
           CCR 52
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0538 SD3 HD1   (HSCR 1292)
TITLE     RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
INTRODCR  McCartney M (586-6910)
DESCRIPT  Requires the board of education to take steps possible in any
           outsourcing contract to ensure formal involvement by the state
           public service librarians in the selection of books and other
           library materials.  Also provides that upon termination of the
           outsourcing contract the decisions regarding the selection of books
           and other resources on behalf of the state library system shall be
           performed internally by the librarians of the state library system.
           Allows the state librarian to contract with external sources for the
           purchase of books and other sources selected by the librarians.
           Makes the state librarian responsible for books or other resources
           acquired on behalf of the state library system. -- SB0538 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 88 (EDU)  SSCR 523 (EDU)  SSCR 849 (WAM)  HSCR 1292 (EDN)
           HSCR 1701 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0623 SD2 HD1   (HSCR 1664)
TITLE     RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
DESCRIPT  Authorizes the transfer from the state highway fund of moneys by the
           director of transportation in excess of 130 per cent instead of 150
           per cent of the requirements for the ensuing 12 months for the fund.
           Transfers funds from the highway fund to the state general fund.
           Transfers funds from the homes revolving fund to the general fund.
           -- SB0623 HD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 557 (WAM)  SSCR 915 (WAM)  HSCR 1664 (FIN)
STATUS    Apr=29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0633 SD2 HD2 CD1   (CCR 70)
TITLE     RELATING TO BED AND BREAKFAST OPERATIONS.
INTRODCR  Fernandes Salling L (586-6850)
DESCRIPT  Authorizes the Kauai planning commission to approve the establishment
           of bed and breakfast operations on agricultural lands.  Provides
           criteria.  Authority to lapse June 30, 2000 (sunset). -- SB0633 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 54 (ECD/ TIA/)  SSCR 666 (WLH)  HSCR 1167 (EDB)
           HSCR 1695 (WLU)  CCR 70
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0647 SD1 HD2 CD1   (CCR 71)
TITLE     RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Provides that an owner of land owes no duty of care to keep the
           premises safe for entry or use by others or to give any warning of a
           dangerous condition to persons entering for a purpose in response to
           a recreational user who requires assistance, including but not
           limited to rescue, medical care, or other form of assistance.
           -- SB0647 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 720 (JDC)  HSCR 1125 (EDB)  HSCR 1693 (JUD)  CCR 71
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0653 SD2 HD2   (HSCR 1480)
TITLE     RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Allows health care facilities to consider the record of a criminal
           conviction where the criminal offense is a relevant factor in
           determining the bona fide occupational qualifications for a position
           where an employee or prospective employee who has received an offer
           for employment is working in close proximity to patients.  Act to be
           repealed June 30, 1999 (sunset). -- SB0653 HD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 547 (HRE)  SSCR 735 (JDC)  HSCR 1152 (HLT/ HSH/)
COMM REPT  HSCR 1480 (JUD)
STATUS    Apr-28 97  Received by the Governor
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION





MEASURE   SB0656 SD1 HD3 CD1   (CCR 81)
TITLE     RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT
           INSURANCE BENEFITS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT  Amends mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse treatment insurance
           provisions to allow treatment by clinical social workers.
           -- SB0656 CD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 561 (CPI)  HSCR 1164 (HLT)  HSCR 1272  (CPC)  HSCR 1689 (FIN)
           CCR 81
STATUS    Apr-29 97  Passed Legislature
          ------ --  PENDING FURTHER ACTION


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