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24 bills become law without Lingle's signature

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The governor's decision to veto civil unions made all the headlines. But Tuesday she also allowed 24 bills to become law without her signature.

One is a bill that extends the minimum expiration date on gift certificates. They'll now be good for at least five years instead of two.

Restrictions on noise pollution also passed without the governor's support. The law limits the use of leaf blowers near residential areas to certain hours. Other laws dealt with parking on school campuses and housing for the homeless.


The list of bills that became law without signature:

ACT 189 (10) WOS
SB2454 SD2 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS AND RECORDS.
Allows the courts to impose additional fees on the public for copies of court documents.


ACT 190 (10) WOS
SB2256 SD1 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Authorizes the Department of Education to impose parking fees on the public who use the roadways and parking areas under its jurisdiction.


ACT 191 (10) WOS
SB2469 SD2 HD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
Depletes a total of $23,717,136 from the Emergency Budget and Reserve Fund for various human services programs for fiscal year 2010-2011.


ACT 192 (10) WOS
HB2542 HD1 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
Adversely impacts public services and programs by taking an estimated $100,000,000 in special and trust funds from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013 and diverting the money into the general fund.


ACT 193 (10) WOS
HB1818 HD2 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING.
Authorizes the Department of Public Safety to offer reentry and reintegration programs within Hawaii's correctional facilities that include cognitive behavioral therapy with cultural and other interventions, despite the fact that the Department already has the authority to offer such programs.


ACT 194 (10) WOS
HB2266 HD1 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
Requires the Public Safety Department to address issues of sexual assaults of inmates, duplicating policies and procedures the Department already has in place.


ACT 195 (10) WOS
HB2289 HD2 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Extends the minimum expiration date on certain gift certificates from two to five years, conforms Hawaii's definition of "gift certificate" to federal law, but also permits issuers of gift certificates to charge an issuance fee.


ACT 196 (10) WOS
HB2832 HD1 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO TARO SECURITY.
Requires the Taro Security and Purity Task Force to implement its recommendations and allows the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to seek funds to support the work.


ACT 197 (10) WOS
HB2919 HD1 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Allows sewer maintenance, service and inspection supervisors enrolled in the State Employees' Retirement System to retire early starting July 1, 2011, placing more fiscal burdens of the retirement system.


ACT 198 (10) WOS
SB2545 SD2 HD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
Makes changes to liquor regulations affecting bring-your-own-beverage (BYOB) establishments, and brewpubs, but fails to properly address liability insurance requirements for liquor retailers.


ACT 199 (10) WOS
HB2698 HD2 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
Promotes the expansion of broadband services in Hawaii, but in a less comprehensive manner than alternative proposals recommended by this Administration and considered by the Legislature.


ACT 200 (10) WOS
SB2548 SD2 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Establishes a chief information office but fails to create the organizational framework, structure or funding necessary to make this office sustainable.


ACT 201 (10) WOS
SB2817 SD1 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.
Requires private homeowner associations to revise solar placement rules to ensure their efficiency is not significantly diminished, but exposes these associations to potential costs and liabilities.


ACT 202 (10) WOS
SB2386 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM PROJECT ASSESSMENT SPECIAL FUND.
Creates the University of Hawaii Capital Improvements Program Project Assessment Special Fund.


ACT 203 (10) WOS
HB2084 HD1 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITAL FUNDS.
Would have continued a general fund appropriation for hospital payments although there are insufficient funds in the state budget.


ACT 204 (10) WOS
SB2461 SD2 HD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Increases to $4.50 per day the rental motor vehicle customer facility charge to finance the planning, design, and construction of consolidated rental car facilities at statewide airports, raising costs to those who visit our islands.


ACT 205 (10) WOS
HB2774 HD2 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Allows the use of generic psychotropic drugs, establishes parity for death benefits for public assistance recipients and decreases the effectiveness of the Hawaii Premium Plus Program to create jobs by prohibiting the Department of Human Services from expending more than $5 million in State funds on the program.


ACT 206 (10) WOS
SB466 SD2 HD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO POLLUTION.
Bans the use of leaf blowers in or around residential areas and imposes a maximum fine of $500 on violations, except between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and state or federal holidays.


ACT 207 (10) WOS
HB2283 HD2 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
Requires public employees and other procurement participants to follow ethical principles in matters relating to public procurement, even though standards of ethical behavior are already required of procurement participants by the Hawaii Administrative Rules.


ACT 208 (10) WOS
SB2165 SD1 HD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO PRIVATE GUARDS.
Establishes expensive registration and licensure requirements for security guards and individuals acting in a guard capacity that may not be appropriate for all guards in the industry.  Sunsets July 1, 2016.


ACT 209 (10) WOS
HB979 HD1 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Temporarily allows funds authorized for the protection of cultural, natural, and historic resources and dam safety to be used for invasive species control.


ACT 210 (10) WOS
HB1665 HD1 SD2 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
Prohibits the sale of government-owned Hawaiian fishponds, which results in the Department of Transportation caring for fish ponds that were intended to be made available to other organizations.


ACT 211 (10) WOS
HB2003 HD3 SD2
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.
Clarifies, updates, and recodifies some campaign finance provisions but imposes reporting obligations on corporations that are not required of labor unions.


ACT 212 (10) WOS
HB2318 HD2 SD1 CD1
Without Signature: July 7, 2010
RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.
Establishes a program to find housing for chronically homeless individuals but doesn't provide a sustainable, long-term source of funding and raises concerns about policies on substance abuse.

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