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2020 Legislative Session

  • S.B. 2038: Permits two or more members of a board to attend state of the city, state of the county, state of the State, or state of the judiciary addresses; provided that the board members do not discuss board business and no commitment to vote is made or sought. (SD1)
  • S.B. 2090: Clarifies and expands procedural requirements for judicial review of an agency’s denial of access to a government record. Provides procedural requirements and standards of review upon appeal. (SD1)
  • S.B. 2304: Provides that family courts may withhold from public inspection any record of a denied temporary restraining order or denied protective order; provided that these records shall remain accessible to law enforcement without a court order.
  • S.B. 2664: Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires the board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items. Requires a report to the Legislature on implementing open forums. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)
  • S.B. 2869: Exempts certain specific types of alternative investment fund information from disclosure under chapter 92F, the disclosure of which would put the system at a competitive disadvantage and frustrate its legitimate government function.
  • S.B. 3045: Establishes a prescription affordability commission within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to review prescription drug costs and establish levels of reimbursement.  Appropriates moneys.
  • S.B. 3095: Ensures the community health system remains financially viable in the face of healthcare value transformation; ensures access to quality and affordable prescription drugs by vulnerable populations served by community health centers, special needs clinics and other nonprofit healthcare entities covered by the federal 340B pharmacy program.
  • S.B. 3103: Establishes the School Facilities Agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the Legislature, Governor, or Board of Education. Places management of school impact fees with the agency. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
  • S.R. 97 / S.C.R. 137: Requesting the Office of Information Practices to conduct a modified appeal resolution pilot project.
  • H.B. 2060: Provides that family courts may withhold from public inspection any record of a denied temporary restraining order or denied protective order; provided that these records shall remain accessible to law enforcement without a court order. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
  • H.B. 2105: Authorizes physicians to engage in collective mediation with health benefit plans.
  • H.B. 2264: Establishes the Executive Office on Broadband Development within the Office of the Governor. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council special fund. Appropriates funds.
  • H.B. 2313: Exempts certain specific types of alternative investment fund information from disclosure under chapter 92F, the disclosure of which would put the system at a competitive disadvantage and frustrate its legitimate government function.
  • H.B. 2317: Protects vulnerable adults from financial exploitation in relation to securities.
  • H.B. 2510: Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires the board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items at the end of each public meeting through June 30, 2025. Requires a report to the legislature on implementing open forums. Takes effect on July 1, 2050. (HD1)
  • H.B. 2561: Establishes a prescription affordability commission within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to review prescription drug costs and establish levels of reimbursement. Appropriates moneys.
  • H.B. 2712: Ensures the community health system remains financially viable in the face of healthcare value transformation; ensures access to quality and affordable prescription drugs by vulnerable populations served by community health centers, special needs clinics and other nonprofit healthcare entities covered by the federal 340B pharmacy program.
  • H.B. 2744: Establishes the gun violence and violent crimes commission. Requires reports to the Legislature. Makes it a class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)