HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The final day of the 2010 legislative session was a working day at the state capitol. The House and Senate overrode several bills vetoed by the governor.
Here is a list of some of the measures revived today:
HB2421 - The so-called "barrel tax" increases the tax on each barrel of petroleum products by a dollar. The bill would be in effect until 2015.
SB 2501- Requires peer reviews as a condition of certified public accountancy permits to practice.
HB 2866 - Taxes transfer of property by anyone who's not a US Citizen. It also reinstates taxes that must be paid on estates worth more than $3.5 million.
SB2159 - Raises fees for traffic tickets and violations to $20 from the current $7.
SB2394 - Changes the make up of the Board in charge of the Deferred Compensation Plan. The Governor would appoint five employee members with the advice and consent of the Senate.
SB 2650 - Prevents any reorganization of the Department of Human Services. The governor can develop and implement an eligibility-processing operations division pilot project, but only for Oahu.
SB 2840 - Requires at least eighty per cent of workers on construction procurements to be Hawaii residents.
HB 1642 - Requires proposals for purchases of health and human services to be submitted by providers licensed to provide the services being bid on. Requires proposals to include all costs, fees, and taxes, including any insurance premium taxes or general excise taxes. Prohibits awards or contracts to include any other payment, rebate, or direct or indirect consideration not included in the proposal
HB 1868 - Prohibits civil service employees who accept an appointed position from returning to their civil service positions more than one year later. Provides an exemption for employees covered by collective bargaining agreements that allow for a longer leave of absence to be granted.
HB 2085 - Establishes limits on requests for proposals from health and human services providers for QUEST contracts that exceed $100,000,000 and commence after the term of the agency director expires. Effective upon approval.
HB 2086 - Allows clinical laboratory test results to be provided to authorized persons or any covered entity for any purpose permitted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.