Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 General Elections Results

Click here to view the statewide results. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012 Primary Elections

Click here to view the statewide summary of the Primary Elections.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

End of Session Report

The 2012 State Legislature adjourned on May 3, 2012. 

Click here to view the 2012 End of Session Report.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Foreclosure Bills - 2/29/12

HB1875 HD1 - Relating to Foreclosures. This bill would implement the recommendations of the 2011 Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force, and make substantive changes to the existing Act 48.
Testimony here.

HB2018 HD1 - Relating to Foreclosures. This bill would address the unfair and deceptive act or practice issue, by repealing the UDAP provisions in Act 48, and then placing them back into effect after the sunset date of the mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution program that was enacted in Act 48.
Testimony here.

HB2019 - Relating to Mortgages. This bill would prohibit deficiency judgements to recover the remaining balance on a short sale.
Testimony here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Foreclosures: Act 48 Revamp

SB 2429 SD1 - Relating to Foreclosures.

This bill would, among other things, repeal Part I of Chapter 667, dealing with non-judicical foreclosures, and remove the sunset from Act 48, making permanent the dispute resolution program.

Read our testimony here.

Unemployment Contribution Rates

HB 2096 HD1 - Relating to Employment Security.

This bill would adjust the current unemployment contribution rate for employers.

Read our testimony here.

Mortgage Loan Originators

SB 2763 SD1 - Relating to Mortgage Loan Origination.

This bill would remove the exemption for entities subsidized by federally-insured financial institutions from registering as mortgage loan originators.

Read our testimony here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Testimony on HB 466 HD3 - Relating to Workers Compensation.

Testimony on HB 2103 HD1 - Relating to the Bank of the State of Hawaii.

Testimony on HB 2175 - Relating to Ethics.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sick Leave

HB 2089 HD1 / SB 2507 - Relating to Health. Requires employees to provide a minimum amount of paid sick/safe leave for an employee to use to care for a family member who is sick, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking.

Read House testimony here.

Read Senate testimony here.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Testimony on HB 2455: Excepts members of groups formed by statute or resolution from the state code of ethics. This bill seeks to "fix" the HRS with regards to ethics and state employees, due to a recent opinion by the Hawaii State Ethics Commission that said members of the Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force are considered state employees, therefore violated ethics laws by lobbying.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Current Bill Tracking List

Click on the links to view and explore the current list of bills being tracked by HCUL this legislative session. Please contact Legislative Officer Stefanie Sakamoto if there are questions:

House Bills

Senate Bills

Monday, January 30, 2012

Elder Financial Abuse Testimony - 1/30/12

HB 2190 - Requires financial institutions to report suspected cases of elder financial abuse to law enforcement.

HB 2192 - Creates crime of financial exploitation of a dependent elder.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Testimony on Foreclosure Bills - 1/25 Hearing

HB1875 - Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force Bill

HB2018 - Amends unfair & deceptive acts or practice provisions in Act 48.

HB2019 - Deficiency judgments in short sales / foreclosures.

HB2020 - Repeals Chapter 667, Part I.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bills, Bills, Bills

With the start of the 2012 Legislative Session comes a new crop of bills potentially affecting credit unions.

To view House Bills tracked, click here.

To view Senate Bills tracked, click here.