Here are the bills that passed:
Appropriates $1,000,000 for grants-in-aid to the office of community services to provide food for Hawaii's needy, and $1,000,000 to the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to provide financial assistance that addresses the housing needs of Hawaii's needy, in light of the recent economic turmoil created by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
HB9 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED MARKETING PLAN TO MARKET AND PROMOTE THE STATE OF HAWAII AS A VISITOR DESTINATION.
Appropriates funds for CIP. Appropriates funds for debt service. Amends the GO bond declaration to conform to such appropriations.
Establishes the Emergency Environmental Workforce
Raises small purchase procurement exception dollar ceiling temporarily. Provides a state resident preference for certain public contracts.
Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lost their health insurance on or after September 11, 2001.
Creates a temporary program providing additional benefits to unemployed workers by extending their unemployment insurance benefits.
Increases the filing thresholds for taxpayers filing withholding, general excise, use, transient accommodations, and rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax returns
Imposes the general excise tax, instead of the public service company tax, on transportation service providers.
Amends hotel construction and remodeling tax credit. Provides a residential construction and remodeling tax credit.
SB10 Making an appropriation for marketing and promoting the safety of and increased security at state airports
Appropriates funds to strengthen security at state airports, state harbors, and state highways. Appropriates funds for other improvements at state airports.
Appropriates tobacco settlement moneys to the Emergency Budget and Reserve Fund to meet increased public health, safety, and welfare needs during the economic emergency caused by the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Authorizes the construction of a new health and wellness center, including a new medical school facility on Oahu. Authorizes the University of Hawaii to issue $150,000,000 in revenue bonds to pay for the facility. Earmarks twenty-eight per cent of the tobacco settlement moneys to the University revenue-undertakings fund to pay principal and interest on revenue bonds to construct the health and wellness center. Appropriates $150,000,000 in private donations and other moneys held by the University of Hawaii to construct the health and wellness center.
Authorizes the governor to declare an economic emergency during the period from 9/11/01 to 4/30/02. Empowers the governor to suspend certain statutes, rules, or orders and adopt rules to provide relief to residents of the State to facilitate continuity of business activity and services, minimize employee layoffs, and prevent endangerment of public health, safety, or welfare. Empowers the governor to suspend, waive, or defer, certain contract obligations owed to the State. Authorizes the governor to waive landing fees and airport system support charges. Requires the governor to convene an advisory committee composed of the president of the senate, the speaker of the house, and the minority leaders of both houses, to inform the public and the legislature of actions taken during an economic emergency. Requires public notices and detailed monthly reports to the legislature of any power exercised.