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Caveat: While all data are believed accurate, they aresubject to change pending confirmation against officialrecords kept by the respective Chief Clerk’s offices. BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND TRUST REVENUES. Introduced by: Hee C, English J Appropriation to the office of Hawaiian affairs for the repair and maintenance of Iolani Palace.
Requires that the sum not be taken from the public land proceeds designated for the office ofHawaiian affairs. ($$) -- SB0005Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO INFORMATION. Introduced by: Ige D, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Gabbard M, Ihara L, Tokuda J, Hanabusa C,Nishihara C, English J, Chun Oakland S, Hemmings F, Espero W Establishes provisions relating to inadvertent, unauthorized disclosure of personal financialinformation by public or private entities; duty to notify and pay for credit monitoring reports.
Requires any public or private entity responsible for the inadvertent, unauthorized disclosure ofpersonal financial information to be liable for the costs of providing each person whose personalfinancial information was disclosed with, at a minimum, a 1 year subscription to a credit reportingagency's services. -- SB0009Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to CPH then JDL RELATING TO AIDS RESEARCH. Introduced by: Ige D, Baker R, Chun Oakland S, Tokuda J, Fukunaga C, Tsutsui S, Espero W,English J Appropriation to the university of Hawaii for the Hawaii AIDS clinical research program. ($$) --SB0050Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to EDU/ HTH/ then WAM RELATING TO HOME CARE. Introduced by: Ige D, Baker R, Ihara L, Tokuda J, Chun Oakland S, English J, Tsutsui S Establishes provisions relating to home care agencies; licensing. Requires that all home careagencies be licensed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of clients. Requires the directorof health to adopt rules regarding home care agencies to protect the health, safety, and civil rightsof clients of home care agencies; and provide for the licensing of home care agencies. Repealedon June 30, 2009 (sunset). Appropriation. ($$) -- SB0051Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then WAM MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR LIFEGUARD SERVICES AT MAKENA STATE PARK ONMAUI. Introduced by: Baker R, English J, Tsutsui S, Chun Oakland S Appropriation to the department of land and natural resources for the provision of personnel,operations, and equipment for lifeguard services at the Makena state park on Maui. ($$) --SB0070Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO STATE AND COUNTY TORT LIABILITY. Introduced by: Baker R, English J, Tsutsui S, Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N Amends Act 190, session laws of 1996, as amended by Act 101, session laws of 1999, asamended by Act 170, session laws of 2002, relating to state and county tort liability, by repealingthe sunset date. -- Amends Act 170, session laws of 2002, relating to state and county tortliability, by repealing the sunset date. -- SB0071Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to IGM then JDL MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. Introduced by: Baker R, English J, Chun Oakland S Appropriation to the department of human services to provide periodontal care to pregnantwomen enrolled in QUEST and medicaid. ($$) -- SB0072Current Status: Jan=17 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=19 07 Multiple Referral to HSP then W AM RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. Introduced by: Ige D, Inouye L, Espero W , Tokuda J, English J, Chun Oakland S, Baker R Requires the department of health to assess the structural integrity of each hospital and nursinghome facility in Hawaii, to be conducted by 1 or more registered professional engineers qualifiedto conduct structural analyses in existing structures, and knowledgeable in the effects ofhurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, and to include rating each facility based onits ability to survive the likely effects of hurricanes and earthquakes of various intensities, andother disasters. Results of the assessment to be provided to facility owners and operators andstate and county civil defense officials. Report to the legislature. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB0153Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=22 07 Multiple Referral to HTH/ IGM/ then WAM BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION. Introduced by: Fukunaga C, Tokuda J, Chun Oakland S, Ihara L, English J Appropriation to the department of land and natural resources for the state historic preservationdivision for operating and staff costs and for aid in the restoration and repair of historic structuresdamaged by the October 2006 earthquake. ($$) -- SB0161Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Re referral to EDT/ WAH/ then WAM RELATING TO ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR COMMEMORATION. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, English J Establishes the Asian lunar new year commemoration week. Requires the 1 week periodfollowing the day of the Chinese new year to be known and designated as the Asian lunar newyear week of commemoration in Hawaii, not to be construed as a state holiday. -- SB0247Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=22 07 Single Referral to TSG/ EDT/ RELATING TO MEDICAL LIABILITY. Introduced by: Baker R, Chun Oakland S, Ihara L, English J, Tsutsui S Establishes rules of evidence for admissibility of expressions of sympathy or benevolence.
Provides that apologies and benevolent gestures made before or during judicial or administrativeproceedings relating to the subject matter of the apology is not admissible to prove liability.
Defines benevolent gesture as any action which conveys a sense of compassion orcommiseration. -- SB0670Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then JDL RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J Amends provisions relating to service retirement. Provides that any elective officer, rather thanonly a member of the legislature, who attains the age of 65 may retire and receive a serviceretirement allowance as he or she continues to fill the elected position. -- SB0671Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to JDL then WAM RELATING TO INMATE REINTEGRATION PROGRAMS. Introduced by: Baker R, English J, Tsutsui S Appropriation to the department of public safety as a grant to Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
for the development and maintenance of inmate reintegration programs. ($$) -- SB0672Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to PBS then W AM RELATING TO CAREGIVERS. Introduced by: Baker R, Ihara L, English J, Espero W, Chun Oakland S, Tsutsui S, Fukunaga CProvides a caregiver income tax credit of 1,000 dollars for a taxpayer who provides care to a carerecipient who is 60 years of age or older. Department of taxation to annually report to thelegislature. -- SB0673Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Re referral to HSP then EDT then WAM MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR STATE LIFEGUARDS. Introduced by: Hooser G, English J Appropriation to the department of land and natural resources for salaries, benefits, equipment,and other related expenses to employ lifeguards for the islands of Kauai and Maui, in areas underthe jurisdiction of the department. Requires match by the counties. ($$) -- SB0732Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH/ IGM/ then WAM RELATING TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G Amends provisions relating to blue emergency vehicles. Provides an exemption for departmentof land and natural resources, division of conservation and resource enforcement, vehiclesauthorized by the chairperson of the board of land and natural resources. Amends provisionsrelating to definitions of the statewide traffic code. Defines authorized emergency vehicles toinclude vehicles authorized and approved under the section regarding blue lights. -- SB0768Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to WAH/ TIA/ RELATING TO SHORT TERM INVESTMENT OF COUNTY MONEYS. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G Amends provisions relating to short term investment of county moneys to include commercialpaper and bankers' acceptances. -- SB0769Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to IGM then WAM BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G Establishes provisions relating to limited liability company (LLC) member, sole proprietor, orpartner fee. Provides that a member of a limited liability company, sole proprietor, or partner ofa limited liability partnership who initially elects not to purchase workers' compensation insuranceshall pay a fee of ____ dollars and the fee shall increase by an amount of ____ dollars for eachsubsequent instance in which a person elects not to purchase insurance and then subsequentlyelects to purchase insurance. -- Amends provisions relating to employment under workers'compensation law. Redefines employment to not include service performed by a member of a limited liability company if the member is an individual and has a distributional interest of at least50 per cent in the company and not include service performed by a sole proprietor or partner ofa partnership if the partner is an individual. -- SB0770Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to JDL RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G Amends provisions relating to program execution. Provides that proposed transfers or changesbetween programs or agencies shall be reported to the legislature and shall not be put into effectunless approved by the legislature. -- SB0772Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to WAM RELATING TO THE HAWAII INGENUITY CORPORATION. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G Establishes the Hawaii ingenuity corporation charter law. Establishes the corporation as aprivate, for profit, nonstock, membership corporation. Provides that the corporation shall hold anduse intellectual and other property; create benefits for inventors nationally, labor unions nationally,and public education in Hawaii to promote the teaching of innovation and its application for thecommon good; create and maintain businesses operating at International Labor Organizationwork standards and United Nations environmental standards, providing innovation education,employment opportunities, and economic development for Hawaii; raise global labor andenvironmental standards and build Hawaii's role as an inventor friendly state; engage in any lawfulbusiness that operates upon International Labor Organization labor and United Nationsenvironmental standards and sell, lease, or license goods and services only to business entitiesmeeting International Labor Organization labor standards and United Nations environmentalstandards; enable inventors, labor unions, the American Ingenuity Alliance, and public educatorsto create a business entity that owns and licenses intellectual and other property; attract inventorsto Hawaii; enable the corporation to negotiate with other corporations on behalf of all theconstituency groups around issues of licensing intellectual property, labor, and environmentalstandards; and permit the corporation to collectively bargain and declare that exercising suchpower on behalf of inventors and labor organizations is an exception to all state anti trust and anticompetitive practice rules. Annual report to the legislature. -- SB0773Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDT then CPH RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE EXPRESS WARRANTY ENFORCEMENT. Introduced by: Espero W, English J, Chun Oakland S Amends provision relating to the motor vehicle express warranty enforcement (lemon law).
Redifines motor vehicle to include a motorcycle. -- SB0827Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TIA then CPH MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PROJECT GRADUATION. Introduced by: Espero W, English J, Chun Oakland S Appropriation to the department of education for a 1 time grant to help defray costs incurred byeach public high school staging an alcohol and drug free, post commencement, all nightcelebration known as " Project Graduation ". ($$) -- SB0833Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDU then W AM RELATING TO COUNTIES. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Sakamoto N, Kim D, Hee C, Fukunaga C, English J, Hooser G Establishes provisions relating to county infrastructure capacity construction loan revolving fund.
Establishes the fund to be administered by the department of budget and finance. Requires thedepartment to expend money in the fund to make loans only for capital improvement projectsapproved by the respective city council, to counties for the costs, in whole or in part, ofinfrastructure improvements that would increase the capacity of the infrastructure facilities,including sewer, water, drainage, and roads. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB0834Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to IGM then WAM RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Sakamoto N, Tokuda J, Fukunaga C, English J, Hooser G BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
Appropriation to the department of land and natural resources for drought mitigation projects andmeasures in each county of the state. ($$) -- SB0847Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Sakamoto N, Kim D, Hooser G, English J, Hanabusa C, Tokuda J Establishes provisions relating to sale of lands under the control of the state departments andagencies; legislative approval required. Prohibits sale of any state lands controlled by any statedepartment or agency to be made without the approval of the legislature by at least 2/3 majorityvote of the members to which each house is entitles in any regular or special session followingthe date of approval in principle of a sale by the State department of agency. -- SB0850Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to WAH/ TSG/ AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATIONS TO REDUCE THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCEPROJECTS BACKLOG FOR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FACILITIES. Introduced by: Sakamoto N, Kim D, Chun Oakland S, English J, Espero W, Hooser G, Ihara LAppropriation to the department of education for repair and maintenance projects. Sumsappropriated to be in addition to any funds appropriated for the same purposes. ($$) -- SB0862Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDU then W AM RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF A HAWAII ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA SURVEY. Introduced by: Kim D, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, English J Establishes provisions relating to archeological survey; designation. Establishes a Hawaiiarcheological data survey designated as a program of the State of Hawaii museum of natural andcultural history to be conducted in coordination with existing databases of the department of landand natural resources and other appropriate organizations. -- SB0870Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to EDT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS. Introduced by: Kim D, Sakamoto N, English J Establishes a task force within the department of transportation to provide for the transfer offunctions and funds with respect to state highways to the counties. Requires the director oftransportation to report to the legislature. Requires the legislative reference bureau to assist indrafting legislation. Provides that the task force shall be dissolved on June 30, 2008 (sunset). --SB0876Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Re referral to TIA/ IGM/ then WAM RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION. Introduced by: Tokuda J, Tsutsui S, English J Establishes provisions relating to payroll deduction for bus pass purchases; city and county ofHonolulu. Authorizes the comptroller of the department of accounting and general services toimplement a payroll deduction program for any state employee who wishes to purchase, on acontinuing basis, monthly bus passes for bus transport in the city and county of Honolulu.
Requires the comptroller to coordinate the program with the city and county of Honolulu. --SB0889Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to TSG/ IGM/ RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRAINING. Introduced by: Baker R, English J, Tsutsui S, Fukunaga C, Ige D, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S,Espero W, Tokuda J Appropriation for deposit into the Hawaii 3Ts school technology laboratories fund to beadministered by Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, Inc. or in partnership with countyeconomic development boards to expand project EAST (environmental and spacial technology)programs to Oahu, and growing project EAST programs on the neighbor islands. Requiresmatching funds. ($$) -- SB0897Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDT/ EDU/ then WAM RELATING TO TARO. Introduced by: Hee C, English J Establishes provisions relating to state plant. Establishes kalo, the Hawaiian word for taro, to beadopted, established, and designated as the official plant of the State. -- SB0950Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to WAH RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS. Introduced by: Hee C, Hooser G, English J, Tokuda J Establishes provisions relating to genetically modified taro moratorium. Prohibits genetically taro BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
from being tested, propagated, cultivated, raised, or grown in the State. Act to be repealed June30, 2017 (sunset). -- SB0958Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Single Re referral to WAH RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE RATE REGULATION. Introduced by: Menor R, Chun Oakland S, Baker R, English J, Ihara L, Hooser G, Espero W Establishes the health insurance rate regulation law. Requires health insurance offered bymanage care plan (HMO's) to provide insurance rate that are not excessive, inadequate orunfairly discriminatory in relation to benefits provided. Prohibits or discourage reasonablecompetition or encourage uniformity in insurance rates, rating systems, plans or practices.
Requires that manage care plan insurer submit a rate filing to the insurance commissioner.
Requires that manage care plan insurer to furnish rate information, hearings and appeals.
Prohibits person or organization to willfully withhold information from or knowingly give false ormisleading information. Establishes appeals and penalties. -- SB0981Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then CPH RELATING TO A BIOENERGY MASTER PLAN. Introduced by: Menor R, English J, Chun Oakland S Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE/ EDT/ then WAM MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A STUDY ON ENERGY EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATIONSTRATEGIES. Introduced by: Menor R, English J, Chun Oakland S, Espero W Requires the Hawaii energy policy forum at the university of Hawaii at Manoa to conduct a studyon energy efficient transportation strategies in conjunction with the department of business,economic development, and tourism. Report to the legislature. Appropriation to the universityof Hawaii, social sciences public policy center. ($$) -- SB0983Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TIA/ EDU/ ENE/ then WAM RELATING TO PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY. Introduced by: Menor R, Espero W, English J, Chun Oakland S, Gabbard M, Hooser G Establishes provisions relating to photovoltaic rebate program; establishment. Requires thepublic utilities commission to establish and administer the photovoltaic rebate program. Requiresthe Hawaiian electric company, Hawaii electric light company, Maui electric company, and Kauaiisland utility cooperative to offer a rebate to all grid connected residential, community center, andsmall business utility customers within each respective utility service area. Provides forapplicants to qualify for the photovoltaic rebate program. Provides that the rebate shall be 4dollars per watt/dc of photovoltaic cells to be available for residential and small commercialsystems and a rebate of 4.50 dollars per watt/dc of photovoltaic cells to be available for nonprofitorganizations. Establishes a rebate capped at 10,000 dollars for each residential systeminstalled, 20,000 dollars for each system installed for nonprofits organization and 50,000 dollarsfor each small commercial system installed. Appropriation. Act to repealed on June 30, 2012(sunset). ($$) -- SB0988.
Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE/ CPH/ then W AM RELATING TO SOLID WASTE. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Amends provisions relating to the deposit beverage container program. Redefines depositbeverage container to include a container less than or equal to 68 fluid ounces. Amendsprovisions relating to deposit beverage container inventory report and payment. Changes therequired documentation for deposit beverage distributors to the net number of deposit beveragecontainers sold, by container size and type. Prohibits containers that do not meet the definitionof a deposit beverage container to indicate the Hawaii refund value. Amends provisions relatingto redemption centers. Provides that redemption centers remain open at leat 30 hours per week,of which not less than 5 redemption center to be open on Saturday and Sunday. Provides thatconsumers may request the redemption value be computed for a container count of 200 or less.
Authorizes the redemption centers to refuse payment for containers that exhibit characteristicsof having been previously processed and baled. Amends provisions relating to handling fees andrefund values for certified redemption centers. Requires the department of health to pay eachcertified redemption center a handling fee provided that the deposit beverage container isphysically received by the redemption center. Requires the department to phase in the redemtionof 68 fluid ounce containers and reimburse redemption center the refund value. -- SB1026Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE then W AM AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING ANAPPROPRIATION FOR A NEW SCIENCE BUILDING FOR MOLOKAI HIGH SCHOOL. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for appropriation to the department of BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
education for the design and construction of a new science building and equipment for Molokaihigh school. ($$) -- SB1027Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDU then W AM RELATING TO COUNTY REGULATION OF COMMERCIAL BICYCLE TOURS. Introduced by: English J, Hooser G Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to IGM/ TIA/ EDT/ RELATING TO SOLID WASTE. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Amends provisions relating to the deposit beverage container program. Redefines beveragecontainer to include a container less than or equal to 68 fluid ounces. -- SB1029Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to ENE RELATING TO BURIAL SITES. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Amends provisions relating to inadvertent discovery of burial sites. Requires the department ofland and natural resources to map the coordinates of the location where the human skeletalremains were discovered using a global positioning system device and record the information withthe bureau of conveyances. -- SB1030Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS. Introduced by: English J Establishes jobs, trade, and democracy act. Provides that it the shall be the policy of the Stateto require consent of the legislature for the State to be bound by any trade agreement.
Establishes the office of trade enforcement and a citizen's commission on globolization within thedepartment of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires the office to monitortrade negotiations and disputes; analyze pending trade agreements the State is considering andprovide the analysis to the governor, the legislature, the citizens' commission, and the public; andprovide technical assistance to workers and firms impacted by unfair trade practices. Annualreport to the legislature, governor, the citizens' commission, and the public. -- Requires thegovernor to appoint a citizens' commission on globalization to assess the legal and economicimpacts of trade agreements; provide input on the annual trade impact report; hold publichearings on the impacts of trade and on the annual trade impact report; and make policyrecommendations to the governor, legislature, Hawaii's congressional delegation, and US tradenegotiators. -- SB1031 Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TIA/ IGM/ then JDL AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING ANAPPROPRIATION FOR HANA BOAT RAMP. Introduced by: English J, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for appropriation to the department of landand natural resources for completing improvements to Hana boat ramp. ($$) -- SB1032Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES. Introduced by: English J Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to CPH then W AM RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: English J Amends provisions relating to exemption from taxes under the foreign trade zone law. Providesthat sales of fuel categorized as privileged foreign merchandise, nonprivileged foreignmerchandise, domestic merchandise, or zone restricted merchandise, that is admitted into foreigntrade zone, made directly to or used by any common carrier for consumption or use in airtransportation shall be exempt from general exercise taxes and use taxes. -- SB1034Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Re referral to TIA then EDT then WAM RELATING TO MAKAHIKI DAY COMMEMORATION. Introduced by: English J Establishes provisions relating to makahiki commemoration day. Requires November 20th to beknown and designated as makahiki commemoration day, not to be construed as a State holiday.
-- SB1035Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to WAH/ EDT/ BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S, Baker R Amends the mental health, alcohol, drug abuse treatment insurance benefits law. Provides thatcovered benefits include marriage and family therapists. -- SB1036Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then CPH RELATING TO FERTILIZER. Introduced by: English J Establishes provisions relating to labeling; fertilizer. Requires the department of health to developand implement a labeling program that establishes more stringent standards than the current USEnvironmental Protection Agency and Association of American Plant Food Control Officialsstandards, limits imports of fertilizers to those that meet the more stringent standards, and informsa consumer of the presence of any hazardous or waste derived substance in a fertilizer. --SB1037Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to ENE/ HTH/ RELATING TO MOLOKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S, Inouye L, Tsutsui S Establishes provisions relating to custody levels. Established 5 inmate custody levels. Requiresthe department of public safety to use the custody levels to determine the degree of supervisionan offender requires, the type of facility in which the offender is housed and the types of programsin which an offender is able to participate. Requires the department to consider the number ofoffenders in each custody level when allocating program funds, personnel, and other resources.
-- SB1038Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then WAM RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Establishes international trade agreements law. Provides that any international trade agreemententered into by the President of the US that contains provisions relating in any manner toprocurement by the states shall not be valid as to those procurement provisions as it applies tothis state, unless approved by the legislature. -- SB1039Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TIA/ TSG/ then JDL RELATING TO THE ISLAND OF KAHO'OLAWE. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S, Inouye L Appropriation to the Kahoolawe island reserve commission for the design, purchase, andinstallation of renewable energy systems and the costs of transporting related equipment for akahua kauhale (educational and cultural center and work camp) that will be used as a modelencampment on the island of Kaho'olawe (Kahoolawe) and the ongoing evaluation of long termalternative energy applications to support the future vision and historical, cultural, archeological,and restorative activities for the island of Kaho'olawe, including an evaluation of the feasibility ofusing renewable resource options for the pumping of fresh water, desalinization, ice production,and fuel for vehicles. ($$) -- SB1040Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then WAM RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION OVER HIGHW AYS TO THE COUNTIES.
Introduced by: English J, Hemmings F, Tsutsui S Establishes a task force within the department of transportation to provide for the transfer offunctions and funds with respect to state highways to the counties. Requires the director oftransportation to report to the legislature. Requires the legislative reference bureau to assist indrafting legislation. Provides that the task force shall be dissolved on June 30, 2010 (sunset). --SB1041Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TIA/ IGM/ then WAM RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION. Introduced by: English J, Baker R Establishes provisions relating to outdoor lighting. Provides that if outdoor lighting regulationsor standards at airports, harbors, and highways conflict with county ordinances or otherregulations regarding the same areas the more stringent requirement or standard shall apply. --SB1042Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Re referral to TIA/ IGM/ then WAM RELATING TO UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. Introduced by: English J, Sakamoto N, Nishihara C, Baker R Amends provisions relating to sales of products, mixtures, or preparations containingpseudophedrine; reporting requirement for wholesalers by adding electronic log. Requires BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
pharmacy or retailer to electronically record information obtained and forward the information inan electronic format to the administrator for posting onto an electronic purchase log. Requiresthe department of health to establish and maintain an electronic purchase log of informationforwarded from pharmacy or retailer to the administrator. Provides that an electronic purchaselog of the information to be accessible by all state, city and federal law enforcement agencies forthe sole purpose of identifying persons who make multiple purchases at various establishments,ascertaining the location of a clandestine methamphetamine (crystal methamphetamine, ice)manufacturing operation, and use as evidence in any criminal prosecution. -- SB1043Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to PBS/ CPH/ then JDL AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING ANAPPROPRIATION FOR A VETERANS CENTER ON THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI. Introduced by: English J, Baker R Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for appropriation to the department ofdefense for the design, construction, and equipping a veterans center on Molokai. ($$) -- SB1044Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to IGM then WAM RELATING TO POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS. Introduced by: English J, Inouye L, Tsutsui S, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S, Baker R Amends provision relating to polybrominated dephenyl ether. Defines Commercial decabromodiphenyl ether or commercial deca-dbe means the chemical mixture of decabromo diphenyl ether,including associated polybrominated diphenyl ether impurities not intentionally added. DefinesDBDPE means decabromo diphenyl ether, and electronic enclosure means the plastic housingthat encloses the components of electronic products, including but not limited to televisions andcomputers. Amends provision relating to restriction on manufacture or distribution. Requires thatbeginning January 1, 2009, prohibits a person to manufacture, process, or distribute in commerceresidential upholstered furniture, or any television or computer that has an electronic enclosurecontaining commercial DBDPE or commercial deca bde. Requires the department of health toundertake to study whether there is an effective flame retardant product that is a safer productthan one containing decabromo diphenly ether. -- SB1045Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to ENE/ HTH/ RELATING TO FEES FOR WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Chun Oakland S Amends provisions relating to fees for windshield placards for persons with disabilities. Requiresall fees collected by the counties for issuing removable and temporary removable windshieldplacards be deposited into the general fund. -- SB1046Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to IGM/ TIA/ then WAM RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Baker R Amends provisions relating to highway safety. Defines intrastate driver to mean a driver, not lessthan 18 years of age, engaged in intrastate commerce except in the transportation of passengersin a school vehicle or in the transportation of hazardous materials. Defines intrastate commerceas trade, traffic, or transportation between 2 places in the State that originates and terminateswithin the State. Establishes provisions relating to commercial drivers under the age of 21.
Allows persons who are at least 18 years of age to drive commercially. -- SB1047Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Single Referral to TIA RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Introduced by: English J Establishes provisions relating to the use of steel plates during public highway construction orrepair. Requires that whenever the State, a political subdivision thereof, or a private contractorperforming construction work or repairs on a public highway places steel plates in the roadwayto conceal holes or otherwise make the roadway passable to vehicular traffic, signs or otherappropriate devices specifically warning of the presence of steel plates shall be posted in amanner so as to warn oncoming vehicles. -- SB1048Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Re referral to TIA/ IGM/ then WAM RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N Amends provisions relating to highway safety. Defines intrastate driver to mean a driver, not lessthan 18 years of age, engaged in intrastate commerce except in the transportation of passengersin a school vehicle or in the transportation of hazardous materials. Defines intrastate commerceas trade, traffic, or transportation between 2 places in the State that originates and terminateswithin the State. Allows persons who are at least 18 years of age to drive commercially. --SB1049Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HANA HEALTH. Introduced by: English J, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S, Baker R Appropriation to the department of health for Hana health. ($$) -- SB1050Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then WAM RELATING TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL COURT. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Establishes the environmental court law. Provides that environmental courts shall be created asdivisions of the circuit courts. Provides that the environmental courts shall hear appeals ofcontested cases and other administrative proceedings. -- Establishes provisions relating tojudicial review of environmental matters. -- SB1051Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE/ JDL/ then WAM RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE. Introduced by: English J Amends provisions relating to the Hawaiian language; spelling and State language. Requires theuse of macrons and glottal stops in spelling words in the Hawaiian language to be used in countyand state government documents except in a document or letterhead existing on the effectivedate of the act, until a replacement of that document or letterhead is required. Establishes theHawaiian language interim task force attached to the department of accounting and generalservices. Report to the legislature, governor, and mayors of the counties. Appropriation to thedepartment of budget and finance. ($$) -- SB1052Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to TSG/ W AH/ then WAM RELATING TO EMINENT DOMAIN. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S, Baker R, Kim D Amends provisions relating to general powers and limitation of the counties. Provides that nocounty shall condemn and transfer private property to a private entity that expressed an interestin purchasing that same property for development or commercial purposes or private use, exceptin takings for public utilities, irrigation systems, and affordable housing and communitydevelopments. -- Amends provisions relating to taking private property for public use; disposalof excess property. Provides that public use for purposes of eminent domain powers shall notbe construed to include the condemning of private property and the subsequent transfer of thatsame property to a private entity that expressed an interest in purchasing that same property fordevelopment or commercial purposes or private use, except in takings for public utilities, irrigationsystems, and affordable housing and community developments, and the condemnation ofdevelopment tracts. -- SB1053Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to IGM then JDL RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS. Introduced by: English J Amends provisions relating to the Hawaiian homes commission Act. Provides that anydevelopment of available lands not for a homestead project shall be developed in accordancewith county zoning, subdivision and other land use requirements. -- SB1054Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to WAH then JDL RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT. Introduced by: Hooser G, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, English J, Baker R Establishes provisions relating to supplemental statement. Requires the applicant or assigns oran agency having submitted an environmental impact statement that is accepted may be requiredby the accepting authority to submit a supplemental document if a period of 10 years has elapsedsince the acceptance and the subject action has not been completed. Provides that after 10years following a finding of no significant impact or an exemption determination the acceptingagency may require a new environmental assessment. Further provides that a supplementaldocument or a new environmental assessment to address the subjects required to be includedin the original document plus any additional subjects required and acceptance of a requiredsupplemental statement a finding of no significant impact or an exemption document shall be acondition precedent to the implementation or continuation of the action. -- SB1056Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE then WAH/ IGM/ RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES. Introduced by: Hooser G, Sakamoto N, English J, Tsutsui S, Nishihara C, Chun Oakland S,Kokubun R Establishes provisions relating to inspection, quarantine, and eradication service charge.
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eradication services from any person who imports any article or means of conveyance. --Establishes the invasive species inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to be used for theoperation of inspection and monitoring facilities at ports of entry and the execution of emergencyremedial measures when invasive species are detected at ports of entry. -- SB1066Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to ENE then W AM RELATING TO TOBACCO. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Tsutsui S, English J, Espero W Establishes the flavored tobacco products law. Prohibits the sale, offer to sell, or distribution ofany cigarette, smokeless tobacco product, or any component part that contains a natural orartificial, or additive that causes the cigarette or smokeless tobacco product to have acharacterizing flavor. Authorizes the attorney general to institute civil actions for violations. --SB1169Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then JDL RELATING TO PERINATAL CARE. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J Appropriation to the department of human services to contract with the university clinicaleducational and research associates program at the University of Hawaii department ofobstetrics, gynecology, and women's health to continue the pilot perinatal clinic and the provisionof case management services. ($$) -- SB1173Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to HSP then W AM RELATING TO INCARCERATED PARENTS. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Gabbard M, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Tsutsui S,English J, Espero W Develops, within the department of public safety, incarcerated parent child interaction programs,such as the SKIP program, for both male and female state correctional facilities. Requires thedirector of public safety to contract an independent reviewer who shall report to the legislature.
Also requires the department to take steps to implement programs and contract with nonprofithealth and human service agencies, communities of faith, and other relevant agencies to developand implement the recommended programs or services. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1174Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to PBS then W AM MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GLOBAL YOUTH CENTER IN HAWAII. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, English J Appropriation to the university of Hawaii for the establishment of a global youth center in Hawaii.
($$) -- SB1177Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDU then W AM RELATING TO SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Tsutsui S, English J Appropriation to the department of education for non school hour programs (A+, A-plus, A plus)for kindergarten through 12th grades; to the department of human services for the office of youthservices for nonschool hour programs for children and youth enrolled in school; and to thedepartment of parks and recreation of each county for nonschool hour programs for children andyouth enrolled in school. Requires the counties to provide matching funds. Provides that moneysallocated shall not reduce existing funding for nonschool hour programs, and shall be awardedby the expending agencies only to nonschool hour programs that demonstrate a commitment topartnering with the public and private sectors and involve youth as active participants in allphases of program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Requires all programs that receivesuch moneys to meet each quarter with their community partners for program evaluation andimprovement. Requires the office of youth services, the department of education, and thecounties' parks and recreation departments to convene annually to share information on the bestpractices and outcomes. Annual report to the legislature by the office of youth services. ($$) --SB1179Current Status: Jan=19 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=24 07 Multiple Referral to EDU then W AM RELATING TO HEALTH. Introduced by: Ige D, Tokuda J, Tsutsui S, Baker R, English J, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S Establishes provisions relating to medical assistance to children. Requires the department ofhuman services to provide a state funded medical assistance, of up to 300 percent of the federalpoverty level, at no cost to persons less than 19 years of age who are eligible for benefits underthe state Medicaid programs, including QUEST and the state's children health insurance program.
Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1217Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to HSP then W AM BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
RELATING TO THE HAWAII CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PROGRAM. Introduced by: Ige D, Tsutsui S, Baker R, English J, Chun Oakland S Establishes the Hawaii children's health care program, a 3 year pilot program. Requires thedepartment of human services to establish a pilot program to provide health care coverage touninsured children. Provides that the program will be a public and private partnership betweenthe department of human services and a mutual benefit society. Requires that a child qualifyingfor the program be between the ages of 31 days to 18 years old, have been uninsured continuallyfor at least 6 months; provided that infants between 31 days and 6 months of age have beenuninsured continually since birth, and be ineligible to qualify for any other state or federal healthcare coverage; provided that otherwise qualified individuals between 250 and 300 per cent of thefederal poverty level may choose to receive coverage through QUEST Net and pay a proratedpremium rate or to receive coverage through the Hawaii children's health plan at no charge.
Provides that for each child enrolled in this children's health care program, the department ofhuman services and the mutual benefit society shall share equally the cost of the premiums.
Provides that all children currently enrolled in a mutual benefit society's children's plan shall beeligible for enrollment into the Hawaii children's health care program. Appropriation. Reports tothe legislature. Act to be repealed on June 30, 2010 (sunset). ($$) -- SB1218Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to HSP/ HTH/ then WAM RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R, Hooser G, Kokubun R Amends provisions relating to applicability and requirements of environmental impact statements.
Redefines environmental impact statement include effects on traffic congestion and infrastructurein the surrounding areas. Requires impact statement for action that propose any new oradditional use of state commercial harbor facilities requiring construction or addition ofimprovements where the expenditure of public moneys on the construction or addition is not lessthan 2 million dollars provided that the environmental assessment to include the environmentaleffects from any additional vessels using the facilities within a 24 month period followingcompletion of construction and shall not apply to repairs for damages caused by a naturaldisaster. Requires the department of trasportation to prepare an environmental impact statementincluding the effects on traffic in the surrouding streets to kahului harbor for the Hawaii superferry.
Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1276Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to TIA/ ENE/ then W AM RELATING TO HEALTH. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J, Fukunaga C Appropriation to the department of health to establish the emergency medical technician trainingstipend program to remedy the shortage of mobile intensive care technicians and paramedics inHawaii and to assist, through a state qualified mobile intensive care technicians program, 10students per year who are either public or private paramedics and who currently do not haveaccess to a training stipend program. -- ($$) -- SB1282Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to HTH then WAM RELATING TO WIRELESS TELEPHONE SERVICE. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Inouye L, Chun Oakland S, Baker R Establishes provisions relating to commercial mobile radio service (cell phone, cellular phone,wireless telephone) consumer protection. Requires the public utilities commission to adoptrequirements and regulate commercial mobile radio service provider concerning any commercialmobile radio service or proposed commercial mobile radio service that is offered for sale.
Requires each wireless provider to file reports, to the commission, provide wireless subscriber'sbilling service statement, contract terms or termination and notify wireless subscribers at least 30days of any changes. Requires the commission to establish procedures for handling wirelesssubscriber complaints, administration and adjudication of complaints, investigate, access for anadministrative penalty. Annual report to the legislature and governor. Requires the commissionto adopt a consumer satisfaction metric. -- SB1286Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Single Referral to CPH RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Introduced by: English J Amends provisions relating to safety inspection (safety check) of motor carrier vehicles. Repealthe requirement that the safety inspection be during the month the vehicle's certificate ofregistration is issued. -- SB1287Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Single Referral to TIA MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PLAN FOR AND TO HOST THE INTERNATIONALINDIGENOUS HEALTH CONFERENCE, "HEALING OUR SPIRIT WORLDWIDE" IN HAWAII. Introduced by: English J, Hooser G, Chun Oakland S Appropriation to the department of business, economic development, and tourism to bring theHealing Our Spirit Worldwide conference to Hawaii in 2010, and to begin preliminary planning for BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
the conference by developing tentative venues involving the native Hawaiian and otherindigenous communities and the general public on all of the major Hawaiian islands and bybeginning to inform indigenous populations around the world about the upcoming conference.
($$) -- SB1288Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to EDT/ TSG/ then WAM RELATING TO PESTICIDES. Introduced by: English J (BR), Espero W, Tsutsui S Amends provisions relating to prohibited acts of pesticides application. Prohibits the use of anypesticide on a public school property or playground unless the person complies with theprocedures of posting of signs when pesticide is applied. -- SB1289Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Single Referral to ENE/ EDU/ RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS. Introduced by: English J (BR) Amends provisions relating to genetically modified organisms to include notification andcertification. Requires any person or entity who proposes to research, test, propagate, cultivate,grow, or produce any genetically modified organisms to notify the department of health of theperson's intent to conduct these activities; and obtain certification from the department prior toconducting these activities. Authorizes the department of health to issue certification of approvalafter determining that the proposed genetically modified organism research, testing, propagating,cultivating, growing, or production does not pose a risk to public health or the environment.
Provides the information to be included on certification. Requires that all certifications beavailable to the public at the department's office or on the department's website. -- SB1290Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Multiple Referral to ENE/ WAH/ then HTH RELATING TO CONSERVATION LAND. Introduced by: Ihara L, Hooser G, English J Current Status: Jan=22 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate Jan=26 07 Single Referral to ENE/ WAH/ RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J Provides a general excise tax exemption for amounts received by a management company andthose related entities to which the management company provides managerial or operationalservices pursuant to a written contract if the management company is owned by, or throughdistributions from an employees stock ownership benefit plan trust. -- SB1626Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE ERADICATION AND CONTROL OF THE COQUI FROG. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R Appropriation to the county of Hawaii for a grant in aid for the support and implementation of thecoqui frog working group incident action plan. -- Appropriation to the county of Maui, county ofKauai, and city and county of Honolulu for grants in aid to eradicate and control the coqui frog inthe respective counties. ($$) -- SB1627Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMSCORPORATION OR ANY OF ITS REGIONAL SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, Baker R, English J Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the Hawaii health systemscorporation, or any of its regional subsidiary corporations, to finance the construction,improvement, and equipment of its healthcare facilities, including the construction of a new heart,brain, and spine center on Maui. ($$) -- SB1629Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO HOUSING. Introduced by: Espero W, Inouye L, Nishihara C, Menor R, Sakamoto N, Tsutsui S, ChunOakland S, Hooser G, English J, Tokuda J, Ihara L, Kim D, Ige D, Fukunaga C Directs the department of land and natural resources, office of planning, and Hawaii housingfinance and development corporation to establish a task force to identify, at minimum, 2,000 acresof public lands statewide that are suitable for the future development of affordable housing by theHawaii housing finance and development corporation or in conjunction with private for profit ornonprofit developers. The lands may be in the agricultural, rural, or urban district and should bein areas suitable for immediate urban expansion. Report to the legislature. Appropriation. ($$)-- SB1653Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. Introduced by: Ige D, Chun Oakland S, English J, Baker R Amends provisions relating to medicaid preauthorization exemption for certain physicians.
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Repeals the provision that this section shall not apply to the Quest medical plans. -- SB1673Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J, Ige D Establishes provisions relating to captive insurance company; authorized. Requires that theHawaii health systems corporation to establish a captive insurance company pilot project toprovide medical malpractice and hospital professional and general liability coverage for Hawaiihealth systems facilities and their physicians. Provides that in organizing a captive insurancecompany, the corporation shall submit a formalized financial plan to the director of finance forreview and approval; and upon receiving the approval, the corporation shall submit to theinsurance commissioner a formalized business plan that includes the establishment of a captiveinsurer board of directors. Provides that the captive insurance company established by the healthsystems corporation to insure for risks. Appropriation to the Hawaii health systems fund.
Appropriation to the fund and out of the Hawaii health systems fund to establish the captiveinsurance company. ($$) -- SB1676Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TRAFFIC CONTROL. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J Appropriation to the department of transportation for the design of a Maui traffic control center.
($$) -- SB1677Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE MOLOKAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM. Introduced by: English J Amends provisions relating to Molokai irrigation system water users advisory board;establishment; meetings by changing to Molokai irrigation system governing board;establishment; meetings. Requires the board to include 6 homestead farmer users on Molokai;to be nominated to the governor by the Hoolehua Homestead Association; the MolokaiHomestead Farmers Alliance; and Hoolehua Homesteaders Agricultural Association. -- SB1705Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS. Introduced by: English J (BR) Establishes provisions relating to neighborhood board; notice and agenda; public input; quorum.
Provides that the agenda required to be included in written public notice of a neighborhood boardmeting may include an opportunity for the board to receive public input on issues not specificallynoticed for consideration at the forthcoming meeting. Further provides that any matter raised aspart of the public input agenda may be discussed and information on the matter may be receivedby the board at the meeting; provided that the board may not make a decision on the issue. Theboard may make decisions on matters raised by public input only at a meeting continued to areasonable day and time and for which an amended agenda has been filed. -- Establishes provisions relating to permitted interactions of neighborhood board members. Requires 2 or moremembers of a neighborhood board, but less than the number of members that would constitutea quorum for the board, to attend presentations, including seminars, conventions, and communitymeetings, that involve matters relating to official board business; provided that the presentationis not specifically and exclusively organized for, or directed towards, the members of the board.
Neighborhood board members may participate in discussions, including discussions amongthemselves, provided that the discussions occur during and as part of the presentation and thereis no deliberation on the issue. Requires board members to report their attendance and matterspresented and discussed that related to official board business at the presentation. -- Establishesprovisions relating to emergency meeting by changing to neighborhood board meeting;unanticipated events; public interest. -- SB1706Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO HEALTH. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Hooser G, Nishihara C, Tokuda J Establishes provisions relating to screening for exposure to depleted uranium, public safety.
Requires the adjutant general to ensure access to medical screening for Hawaii national guardmembers who return or have returned from service in war or combat zones and hazardous dutyareas. --Establishes task force on depleted uranium exposure under the office of veterans'services. Requires task force to study effects of depleted uranium on veterans. Report tolegislature. Repealed January 1, 2008 (sunset). -- Requires department of health to assess thescope and adequacy of depleted uranium storage and disposal in the state. -- Appropriation. ($$)-- SB1707Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO HEALTH. Introduced by: English J, Tsutsui S, Hooser G, Nishihara C, Tokuda J Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO MOPEDS. Introduced by: English J (BR) BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
Amends provisions relating to driving of mopeds. Exempts 3 wheeled mopeds from passengerand seating restrictions. -- SB1709Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Tokuda J, Hee C, Chun Oakland S, Fukunaga C, Taniguchi B, BakerR, Espero W , English J, Gabbard M Appropriation to the department of public safety for state matching funds for the federal PublicAssistance Program and Individual Assistance Program pursuant to the Robert T. StaffordDisaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. -- Appropriation to the department of accountingand general services for repair of state facilities damaged in the October 15, 2006 earthquake andfor structural improvements to allow state facilities to better withstand future earthquakes andother disasters; and for emergency backup power generators for transportation, communication,and medical facilities around the state. -- Appropriation to the department of public safety todevelop and implement a disaster preparedness communication plan. ($$) -- SB1754Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO PROCUREMENT. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, Baker R, English J Amends provisions relating to Hawaii public procurement code. Provides that the procurementcode shall not apply to contracts by government bodies to procure goods and services for public,educational, and government access and services to operate public, educational, and governmentaccess television stations. -- SB1788Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, English J, Baker R Establishes provisions relating to designation of access organizations; requirements. Authorizesthe director of commerce and consumer affairs to designate an access organization to o overseethe development, operation, supervision, management, production or broadcasting of programsfor channels Requires the director to establish requirements for the designation of accessorganization and ensure that the terms, conditions, and requirements for designation is fair to thepublic, taking into account the geographic, topographic, and economic characteristics of theservice area and the economics of providing cable access in the service area. Provides that anydecision designation, modifying, or rescinding a designation of an access organization or therequirements shall first be submitted for review to the cable advisory committee. -- SB1789Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Introduced by: Tsutsui S, Baker R, English J Establishes provisions relating to regional subsidiary corporations and transfer assets.
Establishes 1 regional subsidiary corporation for each of the 5 regions in the Hawaii healthsystems corporation. Requires that all health systems assets and health systems liabilities of aregion to be transferred to the regional subsidiary corporation upon establishment. Establishesprovisions relating to establishment of a regional subsidiary corporation for Maui county.
Establishes the first regional subsidiary corporation for the count of Maui region exempt for thecounty of Kalawao that shall consist of Kula hospital, Lanai community hospital, and Mauimemorial medical center and all other public health facilities. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1792Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO KALAELOA HARBOR. Introduced by: Espero W, Sakamoto N, Inouye L, English J Establishes the Kalaeloa harbor user group under the department of transportation to study andmake recommendations on the harbor and to include the use as an alternate harbor to Honoluluharbor. Reports to the legislature. -- SB1811Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO COUNTY CONCESSIONS. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J Amends provisions relating to contracts for concessions; bid required, exception. Provides anexemption to nonprofit corporations from the 15 year limit on the grant of county concessions orconcession space, upon approval of the county council. -- SB1818Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. Introduced by: Baker R, Tsutsui S, English J, Sakamoto N Amends provisions relating to the state educational facilities improvement special fund.
Establishes the lease payments for schools account within the fund for lease payments requiredby financing agreements entered into by the board of education for school facilities. Provides thatfinancing agreements shall not be subject to the comptroller. -- SB1820Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: Kim D, Sakamoto N, Tsutsui S, Hooser G, Gabbard M, English J, Hanabusa C, BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
Ihara L Provides a food income tax credit of 100 dollars for a taxpayer with an adjusted gross income ofless than 30,000 dollars multiplied by the number of exemptions. -- SB1822Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: Kim D, Tsutsui S, Sakamoto N, Hooser G, English J Provides a general excise tax exemption for essential food products. Defines essential foods tomean rice and poi. -- SB1824Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES. Introduced by: Nishihara C, English J Establishes provisions relating to fishing regulations; lay gill nets; consultation. Requires thedepartment of land and natural resources to consult with native Hawaiian fishing practitioners andnot prohibit or limit fishing in any areas open to public fishing prior to adopting and implementinggill net fishing regulations and prohibitions. Appropriation for the development of rules regardinglay net gill fishing. ($$) -- SB1831Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SIXTHSENATORIAL DISTRICT. Introduced by: English J Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for Molokai general hospital, Molokai highschool, Molokai veterans center, Hana boat ramp, Kaunakakai elementary school, Kahoolaweisland reserve commission, Lanai high and elementary school, Molokai irrigation system, Paiaelementary school, King Kekaulike high school, upcountry Maui watershed, upcountry Maui waterdistribution center, Nahiku community center, old Maui high school, Hana high and elementaryschool, Hana health (formerly known as Hana community health center), Lanai communityhospital, Maui community college Molokai campus, the La'a (Laa) Kea Foundation in Paia, Kulahospital, and testing well in either Kula, Pukalani, Makawao, Ulupalakua. ($$) -- SB1852Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS. Introduced by: English J Establishes provisions relating to aha moku council system and commission; establishment.
Establishes the aha moku council commission to be placed in the department of land and naturalresources. Requires the governor to appoint an executive secretary to head the commission tobe confirmed by the Senate. Further requires the commission to develop an aha moku electionssystem based on statewide community meetings to determine a widely agreed upon method byinterested parties and assist areas of the state in the formation and operation of their aha mokucouncils for management and maintenance of all of the state's marine and natural resources.
Requires the department, in consultation with the councils, representatives of state and countymarine and fishery, agriculture, water and land use agencies and appropriate Hawaiianorganizations including the office of Hawaiian affairs and the department of Hawaiian homelandsto adopt rules for implementation. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1853Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TARO. Introduced by: English J, Chun Oakland S Establishes provisions relating to kalo; unique and endangered. Requires the plant, kalo(colocasia esculenta), to be recognized as unique and in danger of extinction in the State ofHawaii. Further requires the chairperson of the board of land and natural resources to protectstrains of indigenous kalo that are in danger of extinction, while providing for continued culturalutilization and agricultural cultivation. -- SB1854Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS. Introduced by: English J, Nishihara C, Chun Oakland S, Tokuda J, Espero W Appropriation to the department of health for the Organ Donor Center of Hawaii to increase thenumber of individuals consenting to organ and tissue donation by expanding and promoting publiceducation and awareness programs on organ, tissue, and eye donations, including the minorityorgan tissue transplant education program. ($$) -- SB1855Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE. Introduced by: English J (BR) Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: Baker R, Fukunaga C, Ige D, Nishihara C, Inouye L, Chun Oakland S, SakamotoN, Ihara L, Tokuda J, Hanabusa C, Hooser G, Taniguchi B, Tsutsui S, English J, Kim D Provides a food income tax credit of ____ dollars multiplied by the number of exemptions. --SB1882 BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO CAREGIVING. Introduced by: Ihara L, Chun Oakland S, Baker R, Tokuda J, Hanabusa C, Hooser G, Tsutsui S,Sakamoto N, Espero W, Kokubun R, English J, Fukunaga C, Bunda R, Nishihara C, Ige D, HeeC, Taniguchi B Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO HOUSING. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Menor R, Sakamoto N, Kokubun R, Tsutsui S, English J, EsperoW, Kim D, Tokuda J, Fukunaga C, Baker R, Ige D, Nishihara C, Inouye L, Hooser G, HanabusaC, Ihara L Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE HAWAII CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PROGRAM. Introduced by: Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Tsutsui S, English J,Espero W, Inouye L, Tokuda J, Kim D, Menor R, Ige D, Ihara L, Nishihara C, Hooser G,Hanabusa C, Taniguchi B, Kokubun R Establishes the Hawaii children's health care program, a 3 year pilot program. Requires thedepartment of human services to establish a pilot program to provide health care coverage touninsured children. Provides that the program will be a public and private partnership betweenthe department of human services and a mutual benefit society. Requires that a child qualifyingfor the program be between the ages of 31 days to 18 years old, have been uninsured continuallyfor at least 6 months; provided that infants between 31 days and 6 months of age have beenuninsured continually since birth, and be ineligible to qualify for any other state or federal health care coverage; provided that otherwise qualified individuals between 250 and 300 per cent of thefederal poverty level may choose to receive coverage through QUEST Net and pay a proratedpremium rate or to receive coverage through the Hawaii children's health plan at no charge.
Provides that for each child enrolled in this children's health care program, the department ofhuman services and the mutual benefit society shall share equally the cost of the premiums.
Provides that all children currently enrolled in a mutual benefit society's children's plan shall beeligible for enrollment into the Hawaii children's health care program. Appropriation. Reports tothe legislature. Act to be repealed on June 30, 2009 (sunset). ($$) -- SB1918Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO ASSET BUILDING. Introduced by: Hooser G, English J, Tsutsui S, Sakamoto N, Ihara L, Nishihara C, Taniguchi B,Baker R, Hanabusa C, Chun Oakland S, Fukunaga C, Kokubun R, Tokuda J, Ige D Establishes provisions relating to self sufficiency standard. Provides that the department ofbusiness, economic development, and tourism shall have the functions in industrial development,land development, credit development, promotion, tourism research and statistics, and selfsufficiency standard. -- Amends department of human services provisions to include selfsufficiency standards. -- Provides an earned income tax credit of 20 per cent of the federal earnedincome tax credit determined under section 32 of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. --Establishes provisions relating to financial education. Requires the department of humanservices expend funds to provide financial education to applicants and recipients of temporaryassistance for needy families (TANF). Defines financial education to mean education thatpromotes an understanding of consumer, economic, and personal finance concepts, includingthe basic principles involved with earning, budgeting, spending, saving, investing and taxation.
Appropriation. -- Amends provisions relating to individual development accounts. Redefinesqualified expenditures to include motor vehicle purchase for school or work transportation.
Requires the State to provide technical and administrative assistance to fiduciary organizationsto meet the criteria to have participation rights. Authorizes the State to expend federal moneysincluding temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) and community development block grants. Increases the amount of State funds to 25 per cent. Appropriation. -- SB1919Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TAXATION. Introduced by: Fukunaga C, Espero W, Kim D, Hooser G, Tokuda J, Chun Oakland S, TsutsuiS, Hanabusa C, Sakamoto N, Kokubun R, Ige D, Ihara L, English J, Baker R, Nishihara C Provides an income tax deduction for performing arts royalties derived from patents, copyrights,or trade secrets. Provides a performing arts investment income tax credit. Provides an incometax credit for performing arts research activities. Increases the motion, picture, digital media, andfilm production income tax credit. -- Changes the membership of the Hawaii television and filmdevelopment board. Requires the board to establish subcommittees to administer programs.
Amends provisions relating to the Hawaii television and film development special fund to allowthe selection of subcommittees to review grant applications. Appropriations. ($$) -- SB1920 Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRAINING. Introduced by: Fukunaga C, Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Tokuda J, Inouye L, Hooser G,Hanabusa C, Tsutsui S, Espero W, English J, Ige D, Ihara L, Nishihara C, Baker R, Kim D,Taniguchi B, Kokubun R Appropriation for deposit into the Hawaii 3Ts school technology laboratories fund to be BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
administered by Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, Inc. or in partnership with countyeconomic development boards to expand project EAST (environmental and spacial technology)programs to Oahu, and growing project EAST programs on the neighbor islands. Requiresmatching funds. ($$) -- SB1921Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA. Introduced by: Hanabusa C, Fukunaga C, Inouye L, Ige D, Ihara L, Nishihara C, Baker R, TsutsuiS, Taniguchi B, Chun Oakland S, Sakamoto N, Tokuda J, Hooser G, English J, Kokubun R, KimD, Espero W Appropriation to the university of Hawaii for the planning, design, and construction of a permanentfacility for the academy for creative media. ($$) -- SB1922Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Ihara L, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Nishihara C, English J, Espero W, IgeD, Chun Oakland S, Tokuda J, Sakamoto N, Taniguchi B, Tsutsui S, Hanabusa C, Hooser G, KimD Establishes provisions relating to exchange of lands under the control of the state departmentsand agencies; legislative approval required. Prohibits excahnge of any state lands controlled byany state department or agency to be made without the approval of the legislature by at least 2/3majority vote of the members to which each house is entitles in any regular or special sessionfollowing the date of approval in principle of a sale by the State department of agency. -- SB1923Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Ihara L, Baker R, Fukunaga C, Chun Oakland S, Hooser G,Sakamoto N, Ige D, Tsutsui S, Tokuda J, Hanabusa C, Espero W, English J, Nishihara C,Taniguchi B, Kim D Establishes provisions relating to sale of lands under the control of the state departments andagencies; legislative approval required. Prohibits sale of any state lands controlled by any statedepartment or agency to be made without the approval of the legislature by at least 2/3 majorityvote of the members to which each house is entitles in any regular or special session followingthe date of approval in principle of a sale by the State department of agency. -- SB1924Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY. Introduced by: Kokubun R, Hanabusa C, English J, Tokuda J, Taniguchi B, Sakamoto N, TsutsuiS, Espero W, Hee C, Fukunaga C, Baker R, Chun Oakland S, Nishihara C, Ige D, Hooser G,Ihara L Establishes the sustainable communities law. Applies to residential communities for 50 or moreunits. Requires the energy resource coordinator to advise and coordinate with departments andagencies and the developer for the community to generate at least 50 per cent of its energyrequirements. Requires the director of health to advise and coordinate with departments andagencies and the developer for the community to implement a recycling program and awastewater treatment and recycling plan. Requires the energy resource coordinator and land usecommission to advise and coordinate with departments and agencies and the developer for thecommunity to develop a residential community land use plan. Requires the developer tocooperate and coordinate with the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation todesignate at least 40 per cent of the units as affordable housing units. Requires the energyresource coordinator to convene an ad hoc development advisory committee to determine thefeasibility of developing an integrated plan for a sustainable residential community. -- SB1925Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION. Introduced by: Ihara L, Kim D, English J, Tsutsui S, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, FukunagaC, Ige D, Espero W, Kokubun R, Menor R, Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Baker R, Inouye L, Hooser G,Hanabusa C, Taniguchi B, Hee C Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO BUDGET TRANSPARENCY. Introduced by: Ihara L, Kim D, English J, Tsutsui S, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, FukunagaC, Ige D, Kokubun R, Menor R, Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Baker R, Hooser G, Inouye L, HanabusaC, Taniguchi B, Hee C Establishes provisions relating to budget and financial plan updates. Requires the governor tosubmit quarterly and semiannual updates to the 2 year budget and financial plan to thelegislature. -- SB1927Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR. Introduced by: Ihara L, Kim D, English J, Tsutsui S, Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, Ige D,Kokubun R, Menor R, Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Baker R, Inouye L, Hooser G, Hanabusa C, HeeC, Fukunaga C, Espero W Amends provisions relating to duties of the auditor. Requires the auditor to establish an BILLS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ENGLISH
investigative unit within the office of the auditor to conduct investigations involving alleged orsuspected government waste, fraud, abuse, or malfeasance at the request of the legislature orthe initiative of the auditor. Authorizes the auditor to examine and inspect all accounts, books,records, files, papers, and documents and all financial affairs of every department, including thedepartment of taxation, office, agency, and political subdivision. Appropriation. ($$) -- SB1928Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT. Introduced by: Kim D, Tsutsui S, Ige D, Espero W, Menor R, Ihara L, Kokubun R, Fukunaga C,Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Baker R, Inouye L, Hooser G, English J, Hanabusa C, Chun Oakland SEstablishes provisions relating to the authority to assess an administrative fine. Authorizes thechief procurement offer to render a written decision or issue a written order providing for theassessment of an administrative fine after reasonable notice to the person involved andreasonable opportunity for that person to be heard. Provides the chief procurement officer to assess the administrative fine. -- SB1929Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO THE COMMISSION TO REVIEW STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS. Introduced by: Kim D, Tsutsui S, Inouye L, Sakamoto N, Espero W, English J, Ihara L, TokudaJ, Chun Oakland S, Ige D, Menor R, Kokubun R, Nishihara C, Fukunaga C, Baker R, Hooser G,Hanabusa C Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO EDUCATION. Introduced by: Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, Menor R, English J, Tsutsui S, Kokubun R, EsperoW, Ige D, Tokuda J, Nishihara C, Baker R, Hooser G, Taniguchi B, Ihara L, Kim D, Fukunaga C,Hanabusa C Establishes an educational workforce working group to examine how well the workforce needsof Hawaii are currently being met; how prepared the State is to meet the workforce needs of thefuture; what recommendations can be made to improve Hawaii's educational system to fulfill theworkforce needs of the future; what is the current relationship between public schools andemerging industries; what percentage of high school students participate in any form of vocationalor professional training outside of the school setting; what aspects of high school curriculum,standards, and assessment strategies have a direct relationship to the State's future workforceneeds; what are the challenges or impediments to creating a more direct relationship betweenschools and economic driving industries of the State; how might autonomous schools withinschools, magnet schools, specialized schools, and charter schools be better utilized to createmore direct links between high schools and economic driving industries of the State; and howmight the size of public schools, the distribution of discretionary funding, the decentralizedauthority of school community councils or charter school local school boards, and otherorganizational reforms be better utilized to satisfy the workforce development needs of theinformation and technology age. Appropriation. -- Requires the department of education to createa 5 year plan to ensure optimal use of technology for administration, data collection, and datasharing related to educational and workforce needs, and to create individualized student learningplans that will have a direct link to economic and workforce needs. Report to the legislature. --Requires the university of Hawaii shall create a 5 year plan, within each of the University of Hawaiisystem campuses, to ensure optimal use of technology for administration, data collection, anddata sharing related to educational and workforce needs, and to create individualized studentlearning plans that will have a direct link to economic an workforce needs. Report to thelegislature. ($$) -- SB1931Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO EDUCATION. Introduced by: Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, Tsutsui S, English J, Menor R, Espero W,Kokubun R, Taniguchi B, Kim D, Ihara L, Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Inouye L, Hooser G, Ige D,Fukunaga C, Baker R, Hanabusa C Appropriation to the department of education for repair and maintenance projects. Authorizes theissuance of general obligation bonds to the university of Hawaii to reduce the backlog of repairand maintenance projects. -- Amends provisions relating to early childhood education facilitiesidentifying sites by adding inspections. Requires classroom to meet licensing standardsdetermined by the department and th4e department of human services. Requires the departmentto inspect facilities for proper operation, sanitation, and safety. ($$) -- SB1932Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO EDUCATION. Introduced by: Sakamoto N, Chun Oakland S, Menor R, English J, Tsutsui S, Espero W, Ige D,Inouye L, Nishihara C, Tokuda J, Hooser G, Hanabusa C, Kim D, Ihara L, Kokubun R, FukunagaC, Baker R Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW. Introduced by: Hooser G, Ige D, Bunda R, English J, Chun Oakland S, Menor R, Fukunaga C,Tsutsui S, Baker R Current Status: Jan=24 07 Introduction/Passed First Reading - Senate

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