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2022 Bill Package
Clarifies that permit exemptions for agricultural buildings do not allow human habitation, employment, entertainment, or mixed use.
Establishes requirements for agricultural buildings that are exempt from building permits and building code requirements.
Health and Safety
Establishes a behavioral health crisis center pilot program.
Requires any property with more than one food establishment to provide restroom facilities to customers.
Funds behavioral health, mental health and crisis services, and a preventative youth crisis team.
Mandates reporting of suspected physical, emotional, or psychological injury of children in foster care.
Amends provisions for child custody and visitation rights.
Elections, Government Transparency, and Judiciary
Requires an online voter information site with candidate and issue statements.
Constitutional amendment to allow candidates for Governor to choose a running mate for Lt. Governor
Amends the law to allow candidates for Governor to choose a running mate for Lt. Governor
Protects people from unreasonable lawsuits designed to stifle free speech.
Increases accountability within agencies for responding to information requests.
Creates a business education program for inmates with the goal of reducing recidivism.
Exempts veterans with partial disability from vehicle registration fees.
Authorizes electronic driver's license and other identification.
Increases penalties for theft of catalytic converters.
Changes how storage fees for towed vehicles are calculated.
Prohibits real estate brokers and agents licensed in the State from being involved with illegal vacation units.
Allows counties to sell private property after all administrative processes have been exhausted to pay unpaid civil fines related to that property.
Land and Water
Reverts state land use classifications where county zone changes were never made, and the classifications no longer match county plans.
Funds a flood hazards and stream management study for Waiahole Valley.
Creates a tree trimming division within DLNR.
Requires the Dept. of Conservation and Resource Enforcement to establish nationally accredited policies.
Funds a carrying capacity study for the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District.
Clarifies prohibitions on commercial activity on Kaneohe Bay.
Increases funding planning for the land conservation fund by removing its spending cap.
Designates ohia lehua as the Official State Native Tree of Hawaii.