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2022 Bill Package

Agricultural

SB2521

Clarifies that permit exemptions for agricultural buildings do not allow human habitation, employment, entertainment, or mixed use.

SB3240

Establishes requirements for agricultural buildings that are exempt from building permits and building code requirements.

 

Health and Safety

SB2528

Establishes a behavioral health crisis center pilot program.

SB2530

Requires any property with more than one food establishment to provide restroom facilities to customers.

SB2529

Funds behavioral health, mental health and crisis services, and a preventative youth crisis team.

SB2527

Mandates reporting of suspected physical, emotional, or psychological injury of children in foster care.

SB2526

Amends provisions for child custody and visitation rights.

 

Elections, Government Transparency, and Judiciary

SB2525

Requires an online voter information site with candidate and issue statements.

SB3241

Constitutional amendment to allow candidates for Governor to choose a running mate for Lt. Governor

SB3242

Amends the law to allow candidates for Governor to choose a running mate for Lt. Governor

SB3329

Protects people from unreasonable lawsuits designed to stifle free speech.

SB3022

Increases accountability within agencies for responding to information requests.

SB2532

Creates a business education program for inmates with the goal of reducing recidivism.

 

Vehicles

SB2524

Exempts veterans with partial disability from vehicle registration fees.

SB2523

Authorizes electronic driver's license and other identification.

SB2522

Increases penalties for theft of catalytic converters.

SB3238

Changes how storage fees for towed vehicles are calculated.

 

Real Estate

SB3023

Prohibits real estate brokers and agents licensed in the State from being involved with illegal vacation units.

SB3239

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

SB2531

Reverts state land use classifications where county zone changes were never made, and the classifications no longer match county plans.

SB3021

Funds a flood hazards and stream management study for Waiahole Valley.

SB3020

Creates a tree trimming division within DLNR.

SB3019

Requires the Dept. of Conservation and Resource Enforcement to establish nationally accredited policies.

SB3330

Funds a carrying capacity study for the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District.

SB3328

Clarifies prohibitions on commercial activity on Kaneohe Bay.

SB2533

Increases funding planning for the land conservation fund by removing its spending cap.

SB2520

Designates ohia lehua as the Official State Native Tree of Hawaii.