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SB2640Intro
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Amends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to authorize the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to provide cash awards to beneficiaries on the waitlist in lieu of a lease. Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to remove those beneficiaries from ...
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2024-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:46 am]

The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 12 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, Hashimoto, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) DeCoite ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Fevella; and 0 Excused: none.
HB1959Intro
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Appropriates funds to establish a position within the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to assist the Corporation's aerospace coordinator. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:00 am]

The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Poepoe; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Nishimoto.
HB1598Intro
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Establishes that board packets shall be made available for public inspection no later than two business days, rather than forty-eight hours, before a board meeting. Clarifies that public testimony may be submitted to the board before the meeting.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB1932Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Transportation to acquire, including by condemnation, any real, personal, or mixed property for immediate or future use and own, hold, improve, rehabilitate, sell, assign, exchange, transfer, convey, lease, or dispose of ...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1600Intro
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Requires that a board may only schedule a meeting for discussion and decisionmaking on a report by an investigative group six days after the investigative group has made a report of its findings to the board.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2082Intro
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Establishes comprehensive standards for the department of education related to school bus services to ensure equitable access, timely communication, and accountability. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1977Intro
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Establishes state policy to promote braille literacy for blind students. Requires the individualized education programs of eligible blind students to include the instruction of Braille and provision of Braille instructional materials under certain ci...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB2074Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for the establishment of 3 full-time equivalent (3.0 FTE) Kaiapuni education curriculum specialist II positions and 10 full-time equivalent (10.0 FTE) Kaiapuni classroom teacher positions. Declares th...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1630Intro
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Part II: Prohibits county zoning ordinances from not allowing two or more additional dwelling units per residential lot within an urban district. Prohibits private covenants for residential lots within a state urban land use district from including c...
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2024-02-21
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Alcos, Chun, Kong, Lamosao, Matayoshi, Poepoe, Sayama voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Garrett, Hussey-Burdick, Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Takenouchi, Ward voting no (8) and Representative(s) Amato, Cochran, Gates, Kapela, Perruso, Woodson excused (6).
HB2466Intro
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Abolishes the Task Force on Beach and Water Safety and the Risk Assessment Working Group. Requires the design and placement of warning signs, devices, and systems to be approved by the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources for state ...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2384Intro
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Changes the means of financing for a portion of funds appropriated for deposit into the school facilities special fund to expand pre-kindergarten student capacity within the State from general funds to general obligation bond funds. Extends the lapse...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1654Intro
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Establishes the qualified internship grant program within the Department of Education to provide grants to businesses and organizations that employ qualified interns participating in work-based learning through a qualified internship program. Appropr...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1599Intro
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Requires public meeting notices to inform members of the public how to provide remote oral testimony in a manner that allows the testifier, upon request, to be visible to board members and other meeting participants.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2582Intro
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Excludes critical infrastructure information from disclosure requirements under the Uniform Information Practices Act.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2406Intro
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Establishes the Climate Health and Environmental Action Special Fund in the Department of Land and Natural Resources to minimize the impacts of, and respond to, climate crises. Imposes an additional $25 dollar tax on transient accommodations. Allocat...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1677Intro
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Specifies conditions for exemptions for the University of Hawaii from sections 87A-39(a) and 88-125(a), HRS. Amends the formulation of general fund budget appropriation in proportion to the amount of regular tuition and related fee revenues estimated...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
SB2831Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Taxation to assist a requesting county in levying, assessing, collecting, and otherwise administering the county transient accommodations tax, including delinquencies and penalties, for a 2-year period beginning 1/1/2025.
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2024-02-21
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HB2435Intro
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Authorizes the Director of Health to permit online access to apply for marriage and civil union licenses in lieu of in-person applications, as specified in rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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2024-02-21
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Ganaden, Holt, Ichiyama, Kong, Miyake, Souza; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ilagan.
HB2490Intro
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Increases the caps for the total contract value for any one capital advancement contract (CAC) and the total aggregate value of CACs in a fiscal year entered into by the Department of Transportation with private parties for harbor improvements and ad...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB2802Intro
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Proposes a constitutional amendment to remove the legislature's authority to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples.
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2024-02-21
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Ganaden, Holt, Ichiyama, Kong, Miyake, Souza; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ilagan.
HB2479Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to approve permits for research, education, management, or propagation purposes that include the taking of sand, dead coral, coral rubble, rocks, soil, and other marine deposits seaward of the s...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2502Intro
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Repeals the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, as amended by Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2021, to allow the University of Hawaii to continue to regulate conflicts of interests and other ethical issues for technology tr...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB2489Intro
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Permanently exempts senior software developers in the Department of Taxation from civil service.
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2024-02-21
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran.
HB1597Intro
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Provides a specific right of action to challenge decisions of the Office of Information Practices relating to the State's open meetings law. Aligns the enforcement mechanisms for the State's open meetings law with the State's Uniform Information Prac...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
SB582Intro
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Appropriates funds to support the State's response to the August 2023 wildfires that affected the county of Maui. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. (SD1)
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2024-02-21
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HB2620Intro
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Exempts Department of Education purchases of local edible produce and packaged food products less than $100,000 from the electronic procurement system requirement. Requires at least three written quotes for Department of Education purchases of local ...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB2702Intro
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Appropriates funds for equipment and one full time equivalent position within the Department of Transportation to conduct improvements to Hana Highway. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
SB2251Intro
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Increases the criminal penalty for the offense of indecent exposure from a petty misdemeanor to a misdemeanor if the person to whom the genitals were exposed is less than 16 years of age. Provides that the state of mind requirement is not applicable ...
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2024-02-21
48 Hrs. Notice 02-29-24.
HB2113Intro
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Establishes the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Special Fund to support pharmacist workforce assessment and planning efforts. Establishes the pharmacist workforce assessment fee. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB2377Intro
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Appropriates general funds to various programs for anticipated operating shortfalls due to the limited ability for departments to transfer funds between programs.
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2024-02-21
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Ward.
HB1652Intro
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Establishes a state income tax credit for qualified expenses incurred by certain individuals employed by the Department of Education, a public charter school, the Hawaii state public library system, or as part of a head start program in a school. Eff...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB2501Intro
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Repeals the reporting requirement to identify the cost impacts to the State of providing workers' compensation coverage for University of Hawaii students. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB2239Intro
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Reclassifies or abolishes certain non-general funds of the Department of Budget and Finance, pursuant to the recommendations made by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 24-01.
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2024-02-21
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran.
HB2015Intro
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Requires DOT to identify an emergency egress route other than Komo Mai drive from Pacific Palisades or, if no other route can be found, determine the feasibility of constructing an alternate emergency egress route. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1664Intro
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Increases the penalties for bribery offenses under certain circumstances.
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2024-02-21
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Holt, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Kong, Miyake; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Ganaden, Souza; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HB2454Intro
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Makes an emergency appropriation for asbestos remediation to temporarily relocate Department of Health offices and begin preliminary planning for the redevelopment of the Kinau Hale site.
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2024-02-21
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Ward.
HB2175Intro
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Appropriates funds for and requires the involvement of community members and organizations in the development of a community-based long-range transportation plan for the Kaaawa, Punaluu, and Hauula communities. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1572Intro
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Limits the exclusion from gross income to pensions received for past services provided in the State.
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HB2238Intro
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Reclassifies certain non-general funds of the Department of Accounting and General Services, pursuant to the recommendations made by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 23-17.
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2024-02-21
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran.
HB1775Intro
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Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, requires the Department of Education to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in department schools. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1535Intro
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Provides scholarships for the unmet needs of qualified students at any four-year University of Hawaii campus who meet certain criteria. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
SB2334Intro
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Reduces the number of randomly selected precincts employing an electronic voting system that the Chief Election Officer is required to conduct a post-election, pre-certification audit of from ten per cent to five per cent. Clarifies that the Chief El...
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2024-02-21
48 Hrs. Notice 02-29-24.
HB2447Intro
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Establishes a travel placard to be issued to an existing permittee, allowing the person to park a vehicle at a Hawaii airport or port reserved accessible parking space and take the second placard for use at the travel destination.
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2024-02-21
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Ganaden, Holt, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Kong, Miyake, Souza; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HB2270Intro
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Establishes a task force to develop and explore alternate routes into and out of the Waianae Coast, including through Kolekole pass and opening Waianae Coast emergency access road. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1969Intro
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Establishes the shade tree program in the Department of Education to support educational activities and encourage propagation of native shade trees for planting in department schools. Appropriates funds for the program and to establish an arborist po...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB2500Intro
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Establishes the University of Hawaii Conference Center Revolving Fund and authorizes the University of Hawaii to establish accounts under the fund to facilitate the administration of the revolving fund for conference center programs among various cam...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB1653Intro
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Pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement negotiated for Bargaining Unit (5), provides annual salary step increases for public school teachers and educational officers who have completed a year's satisfactory service and comply with specified req...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB2067Intro
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Removes from the standard condominium proxy form the option of giving a proxy vote to the board of directors of a condominium association as a whole or to directors present at the meeting. Requires a disclosure statement on the standard condominium p...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2278Intro
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Clarifies labeling requirements for macadamia nuts. Requires the country of origin to be included on the principal display panel of a consumer package of raw or processed macadamia nuts. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HB2673Intro
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Permits the counties to use county surcharge revenues for maintenance of public roadways and private roadways that are open to the public. Requires the counties to use fuel taxes for reconstruction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of private roa...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 11:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
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