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Reps Ward and Pine Address SB 41 Prepaid Health Care Act

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PREPAID HEALTH CARE ACT.

Report Title: Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act

Description: Repeals the sunset provision of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Repeals Act 99, Session Laws of Hawaii 1994, which repealed the sunset provision of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act effective upon the enactment of certain federal law. Upon it approval. (SB41 HD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6pamEyAYuk

Rep. Pine Addresses Insurance Exchange SB 1348

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Report Title: Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange

Description: Establishes the Hawaii health connector to create a health insurance exchange pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; creates Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange under a board of directors; creates board of directors; creates interim board to recommend policies and procedures to implement the governance of the health insurance exchange. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB1348 HD3) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYIH7wZq28

 

Rep. Cynthia Thielen on SB 1274 Health Insurance Model

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Report Title: Insurance; Health; External Review Procedure

Description: Provides uniform standards for external review procedures based on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Uniform Health Carrier External Review Model Act, to comply with the requirements of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Effective June 30, 2011. (SB1274 HD3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1EEUszCrJc

 

Rep. Cynthia Thielen on SB 651 Mortgage Foreclosures

RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.

Report Title: Mortgage Foreclosures

Description: Establishes a temporary mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution program. Implements recommendations of the mortgage foreclosure task force relating to conversion from nonjudicial to judicial foreclosure. Strengthens laws regarding mortgage servicers. Repeals the old nonjudicial foreclosure process. Strengthens and clarifies the new nonjudicial foreclosure process. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB651 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9_7NmI71o

 

Rep Ching Supports Historic Preservation SB 333

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Report Title: Hawaii Historic Preservation Special Fund; Uses

Description: Requires one per cent of all state fund appropriations designated for the construction and renovation of state buildings to be deposited into the Hawaii Historic Preservation Special Fund. Adds the costs related to site modifications, display, and interpretive work necessary to enhance the visitor experience for the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Washington Place, and Mauna Ala to the uses of the Fund. Requires reports to the Governor and Legislature. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB333

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74gh1XXsU9E

 

Rep. Fontaine Relating to Homelessness SB 900

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Report Title: Homelessness; Safe Havens; Appropriation Description: Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds to use surplus or available open or vacant space to establish a safe haven for persons who are homeless. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB900 HD2) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLC57-qdw-k

 

Rep. Thielen on SB1347 Renewable Energy Portfolio

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Report Title: Public Utilities; Electronic Filing; Renewable Portfolio Standard; Gasoline dealers; Public Utilities Commission; Civil Penalty

Description: Directs the Public Utilities Commission to accept filings and applications electronically no later than January 1, 2012. Allows use of automatic rate adjustment clause to meet revenue requirement when electric utility company and its electric utility subsidiaries aggregate their renewable portfolios to meet renewable portfolio standards. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to impose a civil penalty against gasoline dealers who violate the law. Requires the Attorney General to institute a civil action for civil penalties not paid in a timely manner. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB1347 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dTpXWMR3To

Reps. Thielen and Fontaine on Underwater Cable SB367

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Report Title: Interisland High Voltage Electric Transmission Cable System

Description: Establishes a regulatory structure for the installation and implementation of an interisland high voltage electric transmission cable system and for the construction of on-island transmission infrastructure. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB367 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDuVIaGdY-M

 

Rep. Gil Riviere Addresses Underwater Cable SB367

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Report Title: Interisland High Voltage Electric Transmission Cable System

Description: Establishes a regulatory structure for the installation and implementation of an interisland high voltage electric transmission cable system and for the construction of on-island transmission infrastructure. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB367 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6B6tO4-8Y8

Reps. Ching and Fontaine Address SB1458 Medical Marijuana

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Report Title: Medical Marijuana Compassion Center; Pilot Program

Description: Establishes a comprehensive five-year medical marijuana distribution pilot program in an unspecified county. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB1458 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-K_u9roMQM

Reps. Johanson and Ward Address SB298 Relating To Business

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGULATION.

Report Title: Business Regulation; Sustainable Business Corporations

Description: Establishes an organizational and regulatory framework for sustainable business corporations. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB298 HD3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjd3M80RcQY

 

Rep. Kymberly Pine on SB752 Economic Development

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Report Title: Community-Based Economic Development; Enterprise Zone Program; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Operation Special Fund; Temporary Surcharge

Description: Amends the uses of the Hawaii Community-based Economic Development Revolving Fund to include operational and certain personnel funding for the community-based economic development program and its advisory council and the enterprise zone program. Appropriates funds. Clarifies that moneys in the Hydrogen Investment Capital Special Fund are to be expended by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation. Establishes the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Operation Special Fund (DBEDT Fund). Imposes a temporary surcharge on certain fees charged by certain departments for deposit into DBEDT Fund. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB752 HD1) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzvX-jiL7zI

Rep. Fontaine and Thielen Addresses SB1079   Landowner Liability

RELATING TO LANDOWNER LIABILITY.

Report Title: Landowner Liability; Trespass

Description: Establishes that an owner of range land owes no duty of care, under certain conditions, toward a trespasser for injuries suffered by the trespasser that occur on range land, or to warn the trespasser of dangerous natural conditions or range activities or uses. Requires the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation to submit a report to the legislature on the number of personal injury claims brought by or on behalf of trespassers against owners of croplands. Effective January 1, 2012, and shall be repealed on December 31, 2017. (SB1079 HD2)

An AMENDMENT was offered by the Rep. Fontaine but did not pass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdAZ-BQG-Rg

Reps. Ward and Riviere on SB 1358 Kulani Correctional Facility

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Report Title: Kulani Correctional Facility; Reopening

Description: Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop a plan to reopen the Kulani correctional facility, implement transfers, and house newly sentenced individuals by December 31, 2011. Report to 2012 legislature. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB1358 HD2)

An Amendment was offered by Rep Ward but it did not pass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iBaIRrpbLM

 

Rep. Kymberly Pine Addresses SB779 - Relating to Procurement

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Report Title: Procurement; Design-build Contracts

Description: Establishes discretionary request for competitive sealed proposal procedures using a two-step design-build process. Defines design-build. Authorizes the procurement officer to pay a conceptual design fee to unsuccessful offerors. Clarifies process of short-listing of offerors for purposes of nonselection. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB779 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOj5CoU9HOk

 

Rep. Gene Ward on SB779 - Relating to Procurement

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Report Title: Procurement; Design-build Contracts

Description: Establishes discretionary request for competitive sealed proposal procedures using a two-step design-build process. Defines design-build. Authorizes the procurement officer to pay a conceptual design fee to unsuccessful offerors. Clarifies process of short-listing of offerors for purposes of nonselection. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB779 HD2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmR60EMpXQw

 

Rep. Kymberly Pine Addresses SB1086 Baked Goods

RELATING TO CONSUMER INFORMATION.

Report Title: Baked Bread; Baked Goods; Advertising; Signage

Description: Requires grocers and wholesale clubs to identify baked bread that has been previously frozen beginning September 1, 2011. Requires grocers and wholesale clubs to identify baked goods that have been previously frozen beginning September 1, 2013. (SB1086 HD2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7EioyiLMCM

Rep. Ward Supports Space Tourism SB112

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Report Title: Tourism; Space Industry; Federal Aviation Administration; Spaceport License

Description: Appropriates funds for the application of a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB112 HD1) ($)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FcIIB-JcAQ

Rep Cynthia Thielen SB1522 Relating to Dogs

RELATING TO DOGS.

Report Title: Dogs; Large-scale Dog Breeding; Regulation

Description: Establishes requirements for licensure and regulation of large-scale dog breeders. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB1522 HD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AldDwbfGifw

Rep Pine Address Telecommunications SB1161

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Report Title: Broadband; Permit Exemptions

Description: Exempts certain broadband infrastructure improvements from state and county permitting requirements. Exempts a person or entity from any requirement to upgrade or replace existing utility poles when using that pole to install new or improve existing telecommunications cables, under certain conditions that includes safety and engineering requirements. Allows public utilities and broadband providers to recover prudently incurred costs related to the planning, engineering, construction, installation, or replacement of utility poles. Establishes requirements for utilities in cases where access to a utility pole is denied. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB1161 HD3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv6o0oDlSoM

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