Category Archives: Miscellaneous

HB 333, CD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Parking Violation Surcharge

BILL NUMBER:  HB 333, CD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Conference Committee

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes the State Highway Enforcement Program within the Department of Transportation. Establishes a $200 parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on State highways.

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HB 712, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Mandatory Disclosure of Income Tax Returns for Candidates

BILL NUMBER:  HB 712, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Judiciary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Requires a candidate for President or Vice President of the United States, governor or lieutenant governor, or mayor of a county, to submit a copy of the candidate’s individual federal income tax return as a condition of appearing on the ballot in Hawaii.  Why don’t we impose the same requirement for our own legislators as well as the chief executives?

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HB 333, SD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Parking Violation Surcharge

BILL NUMBER:  HB 333, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental & Military Affairs, and Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes the State Highway Enforcement Program and related fund within the Department of Transportation. Establishes a parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on State highways.

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SB 891, SD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, School Impact Fee Exemptions

BILL NUMBER:  SB 891, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways & Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Exempts affordable housing units, additions to existing dwelling units, accessory dwelling units, ohana dwelling units, and affordable housing projects developed by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from school impact fee requirements.  Some of the exemptions sought to be added are not consistent with the philosophy of the tax.

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HB 125, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Repeal non-general funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 125, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee On Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund, in accordance with the State Auditor’s recommendation in Report No. 18-19.

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SB 94, SD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Mandatory Disclosure of Income Tax Returns for Candidates

BILL NUMBER:  SB 94, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Judiciary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Requires candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public in order to be included on the state ballot, subject to certain conditions. Prohibits electors from voting for a candidate for president or vice president of the United States unless the candidates have posted their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public, subject to certain conditions.  We have concerns that this measure violates the right to privacy guaranteed under the Hawaii Constitution.

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