Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Hawaii

Legislation requiring the review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. This piece of legislation does not specifically target professional engineers.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: S.B. 202
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

A bill requiring the review and repeal of all vocational regulatory programs. Requires repeal of professional engineering regulations on June 30, 2028. Prior to repeal, the regulations must be reviewed by a legislative auditor, who must decide whether it is in the public’s interest for the vocational regulations to be continued, modified or repealed.

Other: Tracking Software
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 1293; SB 1326
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

This tracking software legislation mandates that all state contractors use software to verify the amount of time they are working on a state contract. The software tracks total keystroke and mouse event frequency, and records a screenshot at least once every three minutes. It presents significant privacy and security concerns.