2018 Legislative Bill Status

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2018 Legislation tracked by HCDA

MEASURE COMPANION TITLE DESCRIPTION STATUS COMMENTS NOTES
ADMINISTRATION
SB2065 HB1900 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET. To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 2017-19 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs. SB2065 Passed first reading. Referred to WAM 1/22.
HB2122 SB2951 RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Clarifies the interests that must be represented by members of the HCDA representing community development districts. Requires the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives to nominate representatives of the several community development districts to the HCDA, and requires those representatives to be nominated only as a resident representative or a small business owner or nonprofit organization representative, but not both. HB2122 Passed first reading 1/22. SAIKI
SB2231 RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE. Financial Disclosure; Fines; Unpaid Board or Commission Members Exempts unpaid board or commission members whose financial disclosure statements are not public records from the daily late disclosure filing fee. SB2231 Passed first reading. Referred to JDC, WAM 1/22. TANIGUCHI
SB2300 RELATING TO STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. Boards and Commissions; Holdover Members; Qualifications Clarifies that any member of a state board or commission, whose nomination for reappointment is withdrawn by the governor for cause prior to the senate’s action to advise and consent or not advise and consent, shall be considered disqualified and ineligible to continue to serve as a holdover member beyond the member’s most recent term of appointment. SB2300 Passed first reading. Referred to GVO/LBR 1/22. BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, IHARA, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, TOKUDA, Gabbard, Green
SB2516 RELATING TO THE STATE COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT. DBEDT; Community Investment; State Commission for Community Investment; Revolving Fund; Appropriation ($) Creates a state commission for community investment within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for administrative purposes to coordinate planning and provide grants for activities advancing community investment. Creates the state commission for community investment revolving fund, to be used to support the activities of the commission. Appropriates funds. SB2516 Passed first reading 1/22.
HB2183 SB2851 RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS. Revision Bill Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. HB2183 SAIKI
HB2203 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Law Enforcement; Attorney General; DLNR; DPS; DOT Establishes an enforcement division in the Department of the Attorney General. Transfers to the Department of the Attorney General enforcement division the law enforcement activities of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement; the Department of Public Safety state law enforcement officers and the narcotics enforcement division; and the Department of Transportation harbors division. Repeals the sunset of Act 116, SLH 2013, as amended by section 4 of Act 101, SLH 2015. Effective 7/1/2019. HB2203 JOHANSON
SB2909 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Law Enforcement; Attorney General; DLNR; DPS; DOT Establishes an enforcement division in the Department of the Attorney General. Transfers to the Department of the Attorney General enforcement division the law enforcement activities of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement; the Department of Public Safety state law enforcement officers and the narcotics enforcement division; and the Department of Transportation harbors division. Repeals the sunset of Act 116, SLH 2013, as amended by section 4 of Act 101, SLH 2015. Effective 7/1/2019. SB2909 Referred to GVO/JDC/PSM, WAM. GVO/JDC/PSM hearing for 2/8. TOKUDA, BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS
SB2098 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Affordable Housing; County-Designated Transit-Oriented Development Zone Requires a percentage of units in a housing development on public land or real property in a county-designated transitoriented development zone and under the control of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, or the Hawaii Community Development Authority to be sold or rented to low-income residents. Applies only to transfers of a leasehold interest in the public land or real property. SB2098 Passed first reading. Referred to WTL/HOU, WAM 1/22. CHANG
HB2142 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Affordable Housing; County-Designated Transit-Oriented Development Zone Requires a percentage of units in a housing development on public land or real property in a county-designated transitoriented development zone and under the control of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, or the Hawaii Community Development Authority to be sold or rented to low-income residents. Applies only to transfers of a leasehold interest in the public land or real property. HB2142 Passed first reading 1/22. MIZUNO, BROWER, CREAGAN, DECOITE, MCKELVEY, Ito
HB1865 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT. Establishes Transit-Oriented Development Community Districts within the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) to develop districts along certain rail stations in the Honolulu rail station transit corridor. Allows the HCDA to enter into public-private partnerships for a lease-back arrangement of lands and coordinate activities outside of the district, including construction. HB1865 Passed first reading. Referred to TRN/HSG, WAL, FIN 1/22. BROWER, EVANS, HOLT, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, LEARMONT, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, ONISHI, San Buenaventura
HB2073 RELATING TO URBAN REDEVELOPMENT. Authorizes a local redevelopment agency to contract with a developer for construction of non-residential uses on public land within a redevelopment area. Exempts construction of works or improvements of a redevelopment project from General Excise and Use Taxes. HB2073 Passed first reading 1/22. NAKASHIMA, AQUINO, CULLEN, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, SAIKI, TODD, WOODSON, YAMANE, Belatti, Evans, Yamashita
HB2123 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ZONES. Transit-Oriented Development; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Appropriation ($) Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program to foster infrastructure development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff necessary to develop and manage the transit-oriented development zone improvement program. HB2123 Passed first reading 1/22. YAMANE
SB2943 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ZONES. Transit-Oriented Development; Zones; Public Facilities; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Study; Appropriation ($) Authorizes the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation, at the request of the Hawaii community development authority, to establish and operate transit-oriented development zone infrastructure subaccounts within the dwelling unit revolving fund for the benefit of transit-oriented development zone improvement projects within a transit-oriented development zone. Requires HCDA to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program to foster infrastructure development by strategically investing in public facilities. Requires the executive director of HHFDC in collaboration with the executive director of HCDA to conduct a study examining the current infrastructure of the transit-oriented development zones and the requirements necessary to upgrade the infrastructure to facilitate future transit-oriented development. Appropriates funds out of the dwelling unit revolving fund for HHFDC and HCDA to conduct an infrastructure study. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff necessary to develop and manage the transit-oriented development zone improvement program. SB2943 Passed first reading 1/24. Referred to HOU, WAM. HOU hearing 2/1.
SB2214 RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING ON GOVERNMENT LANDS IN PROPOSED TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY DISTRICTS. Transit Oriented Development Districts; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Infrastructure; Public-private Partnerships Establishes transit oriented development districts along transit corridors as a community development district, empowers Hawaii community development authority to develop infrastructure in transit oriented development districts, and allows Hawaii community development authority to form public-private partnerships through a lease back arrangement. SB2214 Passed first reading. Referred to HOU/WTL, WAM 1/22. ESPERO, ENGLISH, GREEN, HARIMOTO, Galuteria, Inouye
SB2630 RELATING TO HOUSING. Housing; Expedited Approvals; Eligible Affordable Housing Projects Establishes expedited approvals for affordable housing projects seeking district boundary amendments for land areas of fifteen acres or less under the jurisdiction of the counties as well as expedited approvals for project exemptions by the Hawaii community development authority. SB2630 Passed first reading 1/22. ESPERO
SB2917 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Affordable Housing; County-Designated Transit-Oriented Development Zone Requires a percentage of units in a housing development on public land or real property in a county-designated transitoriented development zone and under the control of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, or the Hawaii Community Development Authority to be sold or rented to low-income residents. Applies only to transfers of a leasehold interest in the public land or real property. SB2917 KIM, RUDERMAN, Gabbard, Harimoto, Ihara, K. Kahele, Riviere, Taniguchi, L. Thielen
SB3057 RELATED TO LAND-SECURED FINANCING. Counties; Land-Based Financing; Improvement District; Community Facilities District Expands the authority of counties to use land-based financing to support operating costs for certain county services provided within improvement districts and community facilities districts. Adds county maintenance of the capital improvements to be land-based financed. Authorizes counties to use up to per cent of the assessment or tax revenues to cover administrative expenses in creating and administering the district and the associated assessments, fees, and taxes. SB3057 Referred to PSM, WAM. PSM hearing on 2/2. K. KAHELE, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, Wakai
 
HEEIA
HB2613 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE. He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve; Staff Hiring; University of Hawaii; Appropriation ($) Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 to maintain the initial staff positions that are necessary to develop and manage the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve and its programs. HB2613
KAKAAKO
HCR10 SCR17 APPROVING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LANDS TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU. HCR10
HB2275 SB2953 RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. HCDA; Private Street, Highway, or Thoroughfare; County Standards Requires certain private streets, highways, or thoroughfares in a development district of the HCDA to conform to county construction and maintenance standards. Requires owners of private streets, highways, or thoroughfares in a development district to be responsible for the costs of conforming and maintaining the private roads to county standards. Authorizes private civil injunctive actions in the circuit courts to enforce compliance. Repeal on 6/30/2023. HB2275 Referred to WAL, JUD, FIN. WAL hearing 2/2 deleted from agenda. SAIKI
SB3016 RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX. Affordable Housing; Kakaako Community Development District; Conveyance Tax; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Assesses an additional conveyance tax of 50 cents per $100 for units in the Kakaako community development district with a value of at least $1,000,000. Requires the proceeds to be used for the development of affordable housing by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation. SB3016 TOKUDA, BAKER, ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, Gabbard
KALAELOA
SB2835 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT. CIP; Twentieth Senatorial District; Appropriation ($) Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the twentieth senatorial district. SB2835 GABBARD
SB3086 RELATING TO ENERGY. Office of Science National Laboratory; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; United States Department of Energy Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to partner with the United States Department of Energy to establish an office of science national laboratory in the Kalaeloa community development district. SB3086 DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KIDANI, S. Chang, Galuteria, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai
PARK-RELATED ISSUES
HB2068 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Homelessness; Illegal Homeless Encampments; Pilot Project; Trespass Enforcement; Office of the Governor; Appropriation ($) Establishes a pilot program, within the office of the governor, to enforce trespass laws to prevent and address illegal homeless encampments on state lands. Appropriation. HB2068 Passed first reading 1/22. OHNO, AQUINO, BROWER, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, GATES, ICHIYAMA, ITO, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCDERMOTT, MORIKAWA, TAKUMI, YAMASHITA
HB2222 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS. Criminal Trespass; Public Park or Recreational Ground; Homeless Amends the penalty for criminal trespass onto public parks and recreational grounds. Requires law enforcement officers to provide homeless individuals who trespass onto public parks and recreational grounds with information regarding homeless shelters, services, facilities, and safe zones. HB2222 Passed first reading 1/24. GATES, BROWER, DECOITE, EVANS, HOLT, LOPRESTI
HB2254 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. DLNR; Homelessness, Alternative Living, Park Campsite Program This Act instructs DLNR to create a park maintenance campsite program which provides homeless individuals and families with legal campsites at parks in exchange for their services maintaining park grounds. HB2254 Passed first reading 1/24. WARD, BROWER, CREAGAN, EVANS, SAY, Cachola, Hashem, Souki
PUBLIC LANDS
SB2136 RELATING TO INCREASING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS’ PRO RATA SHARE OF PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS. OHA Package; Public Land Trust; Pro Rata Share; DLNR; Appropriation ($) Establishes $35,000,000 as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ pro rata share of the public land trust. Transfers $119,000,000 less certain funds to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for underpayment of the public land trust funds for 7/1/12 to 6/30/18. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide an annual accounting of receipts from lands described in section 5(f) of the Admissions Act. Establishes a committee to recommend the annual amount of the income and proceeds from the public land trust that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs shall receive annually. Appropriates funds. SB2136 Passed first reading. Referred to OMH, FIN, referral sheet 4 on 1/22. Referred to HWN/WTL/JDC, WAM. HWN/WTL/JDC hearing on 2/1.
SB2379   RELATING THE TRANSFER OF LANDS. Transfer of Land; Department of Education; Property; Title; Public Schools Transfers certain public school lands from city and county of Honolulu and the department of land and natural resources, as applicable, to the department of education. SB2379 Passed first reading. Referred to EDU/WTL/PSM, WAM 1/22.
HB2358 SB2785 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS. Public Lands; Hawaii Public Housing Authority Lands Exemption Exempts lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of “public lands” in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes. HB2358 Passed first reading 1/24. Referred to HSG, WAL, FIN. HSG hearing 2/1.
HB2419 RELATING TO PORT INFRASTRUCTURE. Department of Land and Natural Resources; Maintenance Dredging; Port Infrastructure; Strategic Plan; Appropriation ($) Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create a strategic plan for maintenance dredging of important port and harbor locations and report the plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. HB2419 MCKELVEY, BROWER, DECOITE, EVANS, MORIKAWA, SOUKI, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, San Buenaventura
SCR20 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE STATE-OWNED LAND AND ESTABLISH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A RACE TRACK FACILITY ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU. Race Track Facility; State-Owned Land; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Public-Private Partnership SCR20 Referred to ETT/WTL, WAM. ESPERO, K. RHOADS, RIVIERE, TANIGUCHI, Galuteria, Wakai
PUBLIC MEETINGS/INFORMATION
SB2167 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS. Hawaii State Association of Counties Package; Sunshine Law; Government Records; Permitted Interactions Amends the Sunshine Law to allow certain government records to be shared among public board members where no commitment relating to a vote on the matter is made or sought. SB2167 Passed first reading. Referred to PSM, JDC 1/22. PSM hearing on 2/2.
SB2691 RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS. State Agencies; Boards; Public Meetings; Copy of Notice; Electronic Mail Allows boards to file a copy of the notice of public meetings with the office of the lieutenant governor or appropriate county clerk’s office via electronic mail. SB2691 Passed first reading 1/22. Referred to JDC. JDC hearing on 2/2. ENGLISH, BAKER, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, TOKUDA, Galuteria, Ihara, Ruderman
CARRY-OVER BILLS
SB1146 SD2 HD2 HB1001 RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES. School Impact Fees; Affordable Housing Exempts the following from school impact fee requirements: housing developments reserved for persons or families with incomes up to 80 percent of the area median income located in a county having a population greater than 500,000; state or federal public housing projects; state low-income housing projects; housing projects certified or approved for a general excise tax exemption under section 201H-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS); and government housing projects and projects processed pursuant to sections 46-15.1 and 201H-38, HRS. (SB1146 HD2) SB1146 SD2 HD2 The conference committee deferred the measure 4/28/2017. Carried over to 2018 Regular Session 11/30. Senate Conferee(s) discharged. Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 1)1/17/2018.
SB717 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY. State Property Cleanup Program; Sheriff Patrol Program; Appropriation ($) Establishes a temporary program to clean up state real property after the departure of persons who have illegally camped or lodged on state real property. Requires the Governor to designate the state executive department responsible for the program. Establishes a temporary sheriff patrol program to enforce laws against illegally camping, trespassing, or being present on state real property. Makes appropriations. (SB717 HD2) SB717 SD2 HD2 The conference committee deferred the measure. Carried over to 2018 Regular Session 11/30. Senate Conferee(s) discharged. Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 1)1/17/2018.
HB1479 HD2 SD2 SB1292 RELATING TO THE HILO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DISTRICT. HCDA Establishes the Hilo Community Economic District as a community development district located in East Hawaii under the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Establishes the Hilo Community Economic Revolving Fund. Repeals on the earliest of 6/30/2037, inclusion of lands within the District within a redevelopment area, or establishment of a special improvement district that encompasses the lands within the District. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2) HB1479 HD2 SD2 Carried over to 2018 Regular Session. Senate Conferee(s) discharged. Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 1)1/17/2018.
HB588 HD1 SD2 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE. He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve; Staff Hiring; University of Hawaii; Appropriation ($) Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 to maintain the initial staff positions that are necessary to develop and manage the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve and its programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2) HB588 HD1 SD2 Carried over to 2018 Regular Session. Senate Conferee(s) discharged. Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 1)1/17/2018.