Bills Passed - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE HB0728 HD1 SD1 (SSCR 1577) TITLE RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX. INTRODCR Yamane B (586-8515) DESCRIPT Changes the conveyance tax law to include the exemption for any document or instrument conveying real property or any interest therein by a transferor who is an individual to a corporation, limited liability company or partnership that is wholly owned by the individual transferor, or by the individual transferor and the transferor's spouse, or by the individual transferor, the transferor's spouse, and the transferor's children. Also for any document or instrument conveying real property or any interest therein from a limited liability company to an individual tranferee who is the sole member of the limited liability company. -- HB0728 SD1 COMM REPT HSCR 300 (FIN) SSCR 1577 (WAM) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0777 HD1 SD2 (SSCR 1524) TITLE RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS. INTRODCR Menor R (BR) (586-6150) DESCRIPT Establishes regulations for planned community associations. Provides criteria. -- HB0777 SD2 COMM REPT HSCR 980 (CPC/ JUD/) SSCR 1188 (GOH) SSCR 1524 (CPI) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0780 HD1 SD1 (SSCR 1189) TITLE RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS. INTRODCR Menor R (BR) (586-6150) DESCRIPT Amends provisions relating to condominiums by requiring the condominium association to assess the apartment owners to either fund a minimum of 50 per cent of the estimated replacement reserves or fund 100 per cent of the estimated replacement reserves when using a cash flow plan. Requires the budget to indicate whether the amount was calculated using a per cent funded or cash flow plan. -- HB0780 SD1 COMM REPT HSCR 841 (CPC) SSCR 1189 (GOH) SSCR 1410 (CPI) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0787 TITLE RELATING TO DEPOSITS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. INTRODCR Menor R (BR) (586-6150) DESCRIPT Amends provisions relating to securities for protection of funds deposited to add federal home loan bank letters of credit to the list of securities that, for the protection of funds, must be deposited with the director of finance, or with banks in the continental US, or with financial institutions with trust powers authorized to do business in the State. -- HB0787 COMM REPT HSCR 884 (CPC) SSCR 1000 (CPI) SSCR 1790 (WAM) STATUS Apr=29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0789 HD1 (HSCR 982) TITLE RELATING TO FIREARMS. INTRODCR Menor R (BR) (586-6150) DESCRIPT Changes minimum requirement to at least 2 hours (from 3) of firing training at a firing range and a total of at least 4 hours (from 3) of classroom instruction prior to obtaining a permit to acquire a pistol or revolver. Allows firearms training to be conducted by a State certified firearms instructor, a national rifle association certified firearms instructor, or a certified military firearms instructor. -- HB0789 HD1 COMM REPT HSCR 982 (JUD) SSCR 1555 (JDC) STATUS Apr-10 97 Received by the Governor Apr-23 97 Approved by Governor (Act 53 1997) MEASURE HB0793 HD1 SD2 (SSCR 1411) TITLE RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES. INTRODCR Menor R (BR) (586-6150) DESCRIPT Establishes provisions relating to condominium property regimes. Allows the developer, prior to the issuance of an effective date for a final public report, to request that the real estate commission issue an effective date for a contingent final public report. Provides criteria. Provides that the contingent final public report is nonextendable and nonrenewable and shall expire 9 months after the effective date. Establishes provision relating to protection of purchasers' funds which requires an escrow agent to deposit all purchasers' funds in a federally insured, interest bearing account at a bank, savings and loan association, or trust company authorized to do business in the State, if the State real estate commission issues an effective date for a final public report prior to completion of construction of a project. Provides criteria. Allows developers to offer residential units for sale using a chronological system or a lottery system to owner occupants and the public. Provides criteria. -- Amends Act 106, session laws of 1996. -- HB0793 SD2 COMM REPT HSCR 969 (CPC) SSCR 1190 (GOH) SSCR 1411 (CPI) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0816 HD2 (HSCR 669) TITLE RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. INTRODCR Ito K (586-8470) DESCRIPT Amends provision under public employees' retirement system law relating to credit for military service. Allows a member hired before June 18, 1996, with 8 years of credited service to be credited with up to 2 years of military service, a retirant with 20 years of credited service to be credited with up to 3 years of military service, and a retirant with 25 years of credited service to be credited with up to 4 years of military service. Requires the latest membership date to be used if there is a change in membership date due to termination and re entry into the system. -- HB0816 HD2 COMM REPT HSCR 107 (LAB) HSCR 669 (FIN) SSCR 933 (HRE) SSCR 1806 (WAM) STATUS Apr=29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0872 SD1 (SSCR 1461) TITLE RELATING TO THE EAST-WEST CENTER. INTRODCR Morihara D (586-6330) DESCRIPT Amends Act 82, session laws of 1975, establishing the international advisory board within the east west center by repealing the maximum limit of 11 members on the board. -- HB0872 SD1 COMM REPT HSCR 754 (HED) SSCR 948 (EDU) SSCR 1461 (WAM) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0912 HD1 SD1 (SSCR 1539) TITLE RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS. INTRODCR Meyer C (586-8540) DESCRIPT Allows service of process to be made by the parties themselves in all small claims matters. Requires acknowledgement of service via the defendant's personal signature; or by engaging a competent witness, who is not an employee, family member, or agent of the plaintiff, to testify that the witness personally observed service of process to the defendant. -- HB0912 SD1 COMM REPT HSCR 790 (JUD) SSCR 1539 (JDC) STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0919 TITLE RELATING TO THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION. INTRODCR Herkes R (586-6530) DESCRIPT Provides that, at the written request of a person attempting to become a mortgagor on real property that qualifies for coverage under the plan of operation of the Hawaii property insurance association, the association shall provide coverage for an amount not less than the amount of the mortgage obligation, but no greater than the value of the property being insured, provided that it does not exceed the limits of the plan. Requires the policy to name the intended mortgagee as the beneficiary for the amount equal to the outstanding balance on the mortgage. -- HB0919 COMM REPT HSCR 761 (CPC) SSCR 1146 (CPI) STATUS Mar-25 97 Received by the Governor Apr-14 97 Approved by Governor (Act 14 1997) MEASURE HB0931 HD2 SD1 CD1 (CCR 117) TITLE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. INTRODCR Jones M (586-8460) DESCRIPT Appropriation to the department of agriculture for agricultural research and development to be performed by the Hawaii agriculture research center. Requires varying amounts of matching funds under specified conditions. ($$) -- HB0931 CD1 COMM REPT HSCR 48 (AGR) HSCR 670 (FIN) SSCR 939 (ECD) SSCR 1491 (WAM) CCR 117 STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION MEASURE HB0939 HD1 SD1 CD1 (CCR 13) TITLE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY TAXES AND FEES. INTRODCR Cachola R (586-6110) DESCRIPT Establishes provision allowing a lessor to prorate and charge a lessee on the vehicle rental agreement for the vehicle's annual license and registration fees or taxes. Requires lessor to disclose as part of any quotations of price charges assessed for general excise taxes and fees allowed under motor vehicle rental industry law. -- HB0939 CD1 COMM REPT HSCR 959 (CPC) SSCR 1393 (CPI) CCR 13 STATUS Apr-29 97 Passed Legislature ------ -- PENDING FURTHER ACTION


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