PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Hawaii

35 pet industry-related issues were proposed in the 2019-2020 legislative session, 14 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2019-2020 (ADJOURNED ON 7/10/20)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 617

Amends Title 11 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 150A (Plant and Non-Domestic Animal Quarantine) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to prohibit the importation of dangerous wild animals into the State except for research, medical, or scientific purposes.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 851

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 188 (Fishing Rights & Regulations) and Chapter 189 (Commercial Fishing) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to prohibit all commercial capture of aquatic life for aquarium purposes.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 930

Amends Title 11 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 142 (Animals, Brands & Fences) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to prohibit a pet store operator from selling a dog, cat, or rabbit unless the animal was obtained from humane sources.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1024

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 190 (Marine Life Conservation Program) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section establishing the Marine Life Conservation Fund.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1123

Amends Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 188 (Fishing Rights and Regulations) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to require the Department of Land & Natural Resources to perform a stock assessment on the fish species in the affected area prior to adopting any new rules to regulate fishing.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1162/SB 1429

Amends Title 11 (Agriculture & Animals) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new chapter (Pet Boarding Facilities) to regulate the operation of pet boarding facilities within the state.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1847

An Act to require the Department of Land & Natural Resources to adopt rules to protect the herbivorous fish that are necessary for the health of coral reefs throughout the State.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 2154

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 189 (Commercial Fishing) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to prohibit all commercial capture of aquatic life for aquarium purposes, regardless of the method of collection.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2624

Amends Title 19 (Health), Chapter 343 (Environmental Impact Statements), Section 343-3 (Public Records and Notice) of Hawaii Revised Statutes to require the Office of Environmental Quality Control to establish, implement, and maintain an interactive website available to the public at no cost, that provides certain information and notifications regarding environmental assessment and environmental impact statement actions.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 1250

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 190 (Marine Life Conservation Program) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section establishing the Marine Life Conservation Fund.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 931

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 189 (Commercial Fishing) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to prohibit all commercial capture of aquatic life for aquarium purposes, regardless of the method of collection.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 2062

Amends Title 19 (Health), Section 342G (Integrated Solid Waste Management) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new subsection prohibiting the use and distribution in the State of certain single-use plastics.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 3020

Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Section 190-1 (Conservation area; administration) of Hawaii Revised Statutes to protect native Hawaiian traditional and customary fishing practices.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

 

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