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SB1505IntroAuthorizes the department of transportation to make harbor facilities temporarily available as a harbor of safe refuge when the National Weather Service forecasts a tropical storm or hurricane strength cyclones, unless specifically prohibited by the ...
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2019-02-28
Reported from TRS/PSM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 678) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SCR24IntroRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Designate The Hilo International Airport As The General Albert Kualii Brickwood Lyman International Airport.
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2019-02-28
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SCR26IntroUrging The Counties Of The State Of Hawaii To Implement Procedures Or Technologies To Ease The Process In Which Driver's Licenses Are Renewed.
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2019-02-28
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SCR25IntroUrging The Police Departments Of Each County To Adopt New Fireworks Detection Technologies To Enforce Fireworks Laws.
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2019-02-28
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SCR27IntroRequesting The United States Government To Lease Federally Owned Vacant Land To The State Of Hawaii To Be Used As Tow Yards To Store Abandoned Vehicles.
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2019-02-28
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SR17IntroRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Designate The Hilo International Airport As The General Albert Kualii Brickwood Lyman International Airport.
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2019-02-28
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SB1271IntroClarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-28
Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 677) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SB1274IntroChanges the fees for certain permits and licenses issued pursuant to chapters 243, 244D and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from specified amounts to reasonable fees to be established by Department of Taxation rule. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-28
Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 676) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SR19IntroRequesting The United States Government To Lease Federally Owned Vacant Land To The State Of Hawaii To Be Used As Tow Yards To Store Abandoned Vehicles.
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2019-02-28
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SB1227IntroRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits.
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2019-02-28
Reported from HMS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 675) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SR18IntroUrging The Counties Of The State Of Hawaii To Implement Procedures Or Technologies To Ease The Process In Which Driver's Licenses Are Renewed.
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2019-02-28
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HB1070IntroProvides that a public school shall not be required by the Department of Education to expend its own school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to its property. (HB1070 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB1419IntroRequires the University of Hawaii to include all long-term leases the university enters into with the intent to purchase as part of its capital improvement projects budget request. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 10:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 211.
HB1479IntroRestricts sales of residential condominiums developed with state investment within a transit-oriented area to only owner-occupants for 60 days after the initial date of sale for the project. (HB1479 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB1166IntroCaps the service charges for a primary and secondary ticket seller. Requires website operators to guarantee refunds in certain circumstances and disclose that the website is not the primary ticket seller. Prohibits speculative tickets and the usage o...
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2019-02-21
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
SB189IntroAuthorizes the Chief Justice to designate circuit court judges, retired intermediate appellate judges, or retired supreme court justices to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Intermediate Court of Appeals.
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Wakai, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Kim, Fevella.
SB365IntroRequires and appropriates funds for the department of business, economic development, and tourism to develop annual regional economic plans for each county to identify regional economic priorities and industry clusters and jobs within those prioritie...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 11:30 am]
The committee(s) on PSM/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-25-19 11:30AM in conference room 211.
HB428IntroRequires an automatic recount of votes cast for a candidate or on a ballot question when the difference in the number of votes cast for the top two candidates or on the question is equal to or less than 100 votes or 0.5 percent, whichever is greater....
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB1404IntroExpands eligible health care professionals under the health care provider loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns school of medicine to include licensed social workers, advanced practice registered nurses, and registered nurses....
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
HB999IntroPermanently exempts certain positions from civil service. (HB999 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB1424IntroEstablishes a Visitor Information Center in the State Capitol. Establishes a Visitor Information Center Program to support the operations of the Visitor Information Center. Appropriates funds. (HB1424 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB1542IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the Board of Water Supply to offset the design and construction costs for one of four exploratory wells proposed by the Board of Water Supply for the proposed Kunia wells IV pump ...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 10:00 am]
The committee(s) on WAM deferred the measure until 02-28-19 10:00AM in conference room 211.
HB1355IntroAppropriates funds to the State Commission on the Status of Women to correct and offset one-time salary increases. (HB1355 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB1490IntroAmends the prohibition of contributions by state and county contractors under Hawaii's campaign finance laws to include officers and board members of a contractor who enters into contracts for goods or utilities. (HB1490 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB1241IntroPermits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 9:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 9:00AM in conference room 016.
HB1142IntroIncreases the Hula Mae Multifamily revenue bond authorization amount. (HB1142 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB187IntroEstablishes one additional district court judgeship in the First Circuit and in the Second Circuit. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB477IntroAllows the Department of Education to provide sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention training to certain staff. Requires DOE to make available to certain staff explanatory information about protocols that DOE has approved for providing services ...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 10:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 211.
HB365IntroRepeals the exemption of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from certain administrative supervision by its board of directors regarding personnel matters. (HB365 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB139IntroAmends the definition of "disclosure date" in section 11-341(d), HRS, to mean the date when the electioneering communication is publicly distributed. Expands the definition of "electioneering communication" in section 11-341(d), HRS, to apply to adve...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB92IntroAllows surviving immediate family members of murder or manslaughter victims to access a copy of the closing report prepared by the investigating police department, upon the conclusion of all criminal and civil proceedings that arose from the offense.
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Wakai, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Kim, Fevella.
SB1237IntroRequires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care service claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or i...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 9:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 9:00AM in conference room 016.
SB1246IntroEstablishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent full-time equivalent State Telehealth Coordinator position. Establishes the telehea...
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB1176IntroAmends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases wh...
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
HB1533IntroEstablishes a historic preservation tax credit for qualified construction expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of income-producing historic structures, with an enhanced tax credit for income-producing historic structures that provide affordable ho...
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Gates, Holt, Kitagawa, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Eli, Hashimoto, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB467IntroRequires the Executive Office on Aging to include details on outcomes of the Kupuna Caregivers Program in its annual report. Requires Office on Aging to create a plan to maximize number of participants in the program and offer core services, requires...
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB813IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses of the department of health, including funding for DOH general administration and attached agencies, behavioral health administration, and health resources administration. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB198IntroAuthorizes counties to levy a county surcharge on transient accommodations tax in their respective counties pursuant to certain conditions. Repeals 12/31/2036. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB1033IntroEstablishes licensure of midwives. Exempts Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements. Requires registration for current practicing midwives by 1/1/2024, and thereafter full licensure must be obtained. Provides provisional licensure until fu...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 10:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 211.
SB364IntroEstablishes a professional tour guide certification task force to determine whether it is appropriate to require persons who use various state resources for commercial purposes or apply for various commercial use permits to hold and maintain certific...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 11:00 am]
The committee on CPH has deleted the measure from decision making scheduled on 02-26-19 9:30AM in conference room 229.
HB1417IntroRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits.
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB777IntroClarifies the list of acceptable institutions or organizations that can meet the continuing education requirements needed by naturopathic physicians for license renewal.
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPH were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, S. Chang, J.Keohokalole, L. Thielen; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) Nishihara, Ruderman, Fevella.
HB748IntroProhibits civil asset forfeiture by reason of the commission of a covered offense, to the extent of the property owner's interest, unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Prohibits the forfeiture of an ...
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB1449IntroExtends the nursing facility sustainability fee program to 2021. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Increases the nursing facility sustainability fee limi...
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McDermott; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
HB468IntroAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (HB468 HD1)
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB308IntroExtends the deadline for the Legislative Reference Bureau to submit the sunrise analysis required by Act 109, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, from 9/1/2019, to 12/2/2019. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB815IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses of the department of health. (SD1)
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2019-02-21
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere.
SB1204IntroAmends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits. Updates references related to marriage to account for...
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 10:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 211.
HB1403IntroRequires approval of a permit application submitted by a housing development project that uses moneys from the rental housing revolving fund if a county does not issue a decision on the application within sixty days, subject to certain requirements. ...
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2019-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
SB1348IntroClarifies the intent of the small business regulatory review board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules that impact small business.
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2019-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 9:00 am]
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-26-19 9:00AM in conference room 016.
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