Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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HB 123, HD-2

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Repeal non-general funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 123, HD-2

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Abolishes the Biocontrol Foreign Exploration special fund of the Department of Agriculture and transfers the unencumbered balance to the general fund, in accordance with the State Auditor’s recommendation in Report No. 18-15.

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HB 333, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Parking Violation Surcharge

BILL NUMBER:  HB 333, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on 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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HB 124

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Repeal non-general funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 124

INTRODUCED BY: LUKE, CULLEN

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Repeals the Public Utilities Commission special fund of the Department of Budget and Finance and transfers unencumbered balances to the general fund, in accordance with the State Auditor’s recommendation in Report No. 18-17.

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HB 327, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Single Occupant Vehicle Access Fee to Use Zipper Lane

BILL NUMBER:  HB 327, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Directs the Department of Transportation to develop and implement a single occupant vehicle access fee to use a zipper lane on Oahu. Requires that revenues generated from the single occupant vehicle access fee be deposited in the state highway fund.  We have concerns that the fee may be preempted by federal statutes governing the interstate highway system, of which the H-1 Freeway is a part.

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