2023 State Legislative Session
2023 Maui County Council Legislative Package
MID-SESSION REPORT ON THE 2023 STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
HB111 & SB230: Authorizes each county to establish a higher minimum wage than the state minimum wage.
Background: Resolution 22-203 approving for inclusion in the 2023 Maui County Council Legislative Package a proposed State bill to authorize counties to establish a county minimum wage by ordinance, as recommended by Committee Report 22-96.
HB112 & SB231: Repeals the minimum age requirement for individuals who become an Employees’ Retirement System member after 6/30/2012, and who have at least 25 years of credited service.
Background: Resolution 22-200, CD1, approving for inclusion in the 2023 Maui County Council Legislative Package a proposed State bill to remove the minimum-age requirement for police-officer retirement, as recommended by Committee Report 22-94.
HB113 & SB232: Requires procurement officers, when assessing an offeror’s responsibility, to require the offeror to submit answers to questions contained in a standard questionnaire. Establishes certain questions that must be included in the questionnaire. Requires offerors to submit the questionnaire on an annual basis to be prequalified as responsible for projects by the procurement office. Provides that the information furnished in response to the questionnaire shall be available for public inspection and duplication.
Background: Resolution 22-202, approving for inclusion in the 2023 Maui County Council Legislative Package a proposed State bill to ensure that only qualified contractors and subcontractors are awarded capital improvement projects based on past experience, quality craftwork, efficient operation, and safety, as recommended by Committee Report 22-95.
HB114 & SB233: Specifies that boards subject to the open meetings law shall allow oral testimony on any agenda item at the beginning of the board’s agenda or meeting, provided that oral testimony shall not be limited to the beginning of a board’s agenda. Specifies an exception for the legislative body of each county.
Background: Resolution 22-199, CD1, approving for inclusion in the 2023 Maui County Council Legislative Package a proposed State bill to remove the requirement that the presentation of testimony not be limited to the beginning of a board’s agenda or meeting, as recommended by Committee Report 22-93.
Testimony Submitted by Council Chair to the Legislature
HB 118, SD1 – RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES – Support
HB 279 – RELATING TO THE COUNTIES – Support
HB 315 – RELATING TO FLOODING – Support
HB 365, HD1, SD1 – RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS – Support
HB 563 – RELATING TO PERMITTED INTERACTIONS – Support
HB 612, HD2 – RELATING TO TAXATION – Support
HB 619, HD2 – RELATING TO TAXATION – Support
HB 814 – RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING – Support
HB 920, HD1 – RELATING TO THE HAWAIʻI STATE BUILDING CODE – Support
HB 1054, HD2 – RELATING TO HOUSING – Support
HB 1117 – RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING – Support
HB 1245, HD1 – RELATING TO AMBULANCES – Support
HB 1255, HD1 – RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS – Support
HB 1248, HD1 – RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES – Support
HB 1255 – RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS – Support
HB 1256 – RELATING TO SCHOOL CAMPUSES – Support
HB 1363, HD3 – RELATING TO TAXATION – Support
HB 1382, HD2 – RELATING TO MEAT DONATION – Support
HB 1398 – RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – Support
HCR 148/HR 150 – REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE, REVIEW, AND PURSUE ALL APPLICABLE CIVIL CLAIMS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE OWNER AND COMMERCIAL OPERATOR OF THE YACHT “NAKOA” – Support
HCR 188/HR 193 – URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND MAUI METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION TO RESTORE THE LĀHAINĀ BYPASS PHASE 1C PROJECT TO THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Support
SB 74 – RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS – Support
SB 206 – RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM – Support
SB 232 – RELATING TO THE HAWAIʻI PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE – Support
SB 233 – RELATING TO PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT OPEN MEETINGS – Support
SB 331 – RELATING TO HOUSING – Opposition
SB 430, SD2, HD1 – RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO FOOD BANK PROGRAM – Support
SB 463, SD2 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT – Opposition
SB 1099 – RELATING TO TAXATION – Support
SB 1153, SD1 – RELATING TO HONOLUA BAY – Support
SB 1476, SD1 – RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS – Support
SB 1477 – RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PROPERTY – Support with revisions
SB 1568 – RELATING TO TAXATION – Support
SB 1582 – RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS – Support
SB 1596, SD1, HD1 – RELATING TO SCHOOL CAMPUSES – Support
SB 1609, SD1 – RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS – Support
SB 1617 – RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS – Support