Category Archives: Miscellaneous

HB 2743 HD 2 SD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, New Cesspool Pollution Fee

BILL NUMBER: HB 2743 HD 2 SD 1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committees on Agriculture and Environment, Health and Human Services, and Government Operations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Requires the University of Hawaiʻi Water Resources Research Center and the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program to develop an overlay with the Hawaiʻi Cesspool Prioritization Tool to identify specific priority areas in which the county sewer system or other centralized treatment system could most feasibly be expanded or constructed to reduce or eliminate cesspools before 1/1/2050. Authorizes the counties to designate sewer improvement districts. Beginning July 1, 2025, authorizes the counties to assess a cesspool pollution fee on real properties containing a cesspool. Authorizes each county to establish a county cesspool closure and mitigation special fund. Authorizes the counties to use cesspool pollution fee revenues or other revenues, including real property tax revenues, for certain activities that eliminate, reduce, or mitigate the impacts of cesspools, including the expansion of county sewer systems and the issuance of grants and low-interest loans to property owners. Continue reading HB 2743 HD 2 SD 1

HB 2420 HD 2 SD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Technical Correction to $600 Million 2022 DHHL Appropriation

BILL NUMBER: HB 2420 HD 2 SD 1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes Act 279 special fund until 6/30/2026. Deposits certain unexpended and unencumbered funds appropriated through Act 279, Session Laws of Hawaiʻi 2022, that are set to lapse on 6/30/2024 into the Act 279 special fund and appropriates funds out of the special fund. Continue reading HB 2420 HD 2 SD 1

SB 3344 SD 2 HD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Hawaiʻi Wildfire Relief Fund and Corporation; Public Utilities Commission; Catastrophic Wildfire

BILL NUMBER: SB 3344 SD 2 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committees on Water & Land and Consumer Protection & Commerce

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes the Hawaiʻi wildfire relief fund and corporation to provide compensation for property damage resulting from catastrophic wildfires in the State. Continue reading SB 3344 SD 2 HD 1

HB 2700 HD 3 SD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Hawaiʻi Wildfire Relief Fund and Corporation; Public Utilities Commission; Catastrophic Wildfire

BILL NUMBER: HB 2700 HD 3 SD 1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes the Hawaiʻi wildfire relief fund and corporation to provide compensation for property damage resulting from catastrophic wildfires in the State. Creates a process for electric utilities to develop and submit wildfire protection plans to the Public Utilities Commission for approval and allow the recovery of related costs and expenses through securitization, while avoiding a disproportionate impact on a specific ratepayer or county. Continue reading HB 2700 HD 3 SD 1

HB 2239 HD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Reclassify Funds of Department of Budget & Finance

BILL NUMBER: HB 2239 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Reclassifies or abolishes certain non-general funds of the Department of Budget and Finance, pursuant to the recommendations made by the Auditor in Auditor’s Report No. 24-01.  Transfers to the general fund the excess balances of various non-general funds from various state departments and agencies. Continue reading HB 2239 HD 1

HB 2235 HD 1

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Reclassify or Repeal DLIR Funds

BILL NUMBER: HB 2235 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Reclassifies or repeals certain non-general funds of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, pursuant to the recommendations made by the Auditor in Auditor’s Report No. 23-06.  Exempts the boiler and elevator special fund from central services expenses. Continue reading HB 2235 HD 1