Hawaii Legislative Overview – 2022 Session

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(Adjourned May 5, 2022)

43 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021-22 legislative session, 18 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

BILL #SUMMARYFINAL DISPOSITION
HB 414Coral Product Sales Prohibition:
Amends Chapter 187A (Aquatic Resources) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section prohibiting the sale of coral products in the State and the importing and exporting of coral product.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE
HB 842Environmental Impact Statement Website:
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
HB 1021/
SB 1175
Wildlife Violator Compact Agreement:
Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 4 (Forestry & Wildlife), Section 183D (Wildlife) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new subsection authorizing the Department of Land & Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.  
ENACTED
HB 1027Marine Life Conservation Fund:
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 1030/
SB 1184
Animal Species Advisory Committee Membership:
Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 6 (General & Miscellaneous Programs), Section 197 (General Provisions Relating to Aquatic Life and Wildlife) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by repealing Section 197-4 (Aquatic Life & Wildlife Advisory Committee) and reducing the size of the Animal Species Advisory Committee.  
ENACTED
HB 1084/
SB 344
Commercial Aquatic Life Fishing Prohibition:
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 1653/
SB 2761
Aquatic Resources Violations – Fines:
Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 187A (Aquatic Resources) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to authorize the imposition of fines for violations involving aquatic resources.  
ENACTED
HB 1724/
SB 2284
Dept. of Agriculture – Aquaculture:
Amends Title 11 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 141 (Department of Agriculture) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section to establish provisions relating to the Department of Agriculture’s governing of the business of aquaculture.  
GOVERNOR’S DESK
HB 1988Coral Product Sales Prohibition:
Amends Chapter 187A (Aquatic Resources) of Hawaii Revised Statutes by adding a new section prohibiting the sale of coral products in the State and the importing and exporting of coral product.  
DIED IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
HB 2362/
SB 2851
Commercial Aquatic Life Fishing Prohibition:
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
SB 249Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag Prohibition:
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 1013Aquarium Fishing Violation Fine Increase:
Amends Title 12 (Conservation & Resources), Subtitle 5 (Aquatic Resources & Wildlife), Chapter 188 (Fishing Rights and Regulations), Section 188-70 (Penalties) of Hawaii Revised Statutes to increase fines for aquarium fishing violations.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE

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