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SB713IntroRequires the six-year program and financial plan and budget to include information on tax expenditures. Effective 7/1/18.
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2017-03-02
Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 544) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SB712IntroRequires the variance report to include: (1) means of financing data; and (2) summaries by department of cost element breakdowns of expenditures and comparisons of the position ceiling to number of positions filled. Effecive 7/1/18.
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2017-03-02
Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 543) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SCR36IntroRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Management Audit Of The State Of Hawaii Department Of Human Services' Implementation Of The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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2017-03-02
Reported from HMS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 546), as amended (SD 1), with recommendation of referral to WAM.
SB961IntroAmends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to reduce the number of commissioners that are residents of the city and county of Honolulu and adds a commissioner from the island of Lanai.
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2017-03-02
Reported from HWN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 542) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SB911IntroIncreases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount.
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2017-03-02
Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 545) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
SCR57IntroRequesting The Department Of The Attorney General To Conduct A Study On Surrogacy And Gestational Carrier Agreements.
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2017-03-02
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SB545IntroCreates a temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts to plan for the historic event to be held in Honolulu from June 11 to June 27, 2020. (SD1)
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
HB1449IntroEstablishes the impact loan fund for Hawaii (HI-impact loan program) in the High Technology Development Corporation to support dual-use technology small businesses. Establishes the HI-impact special fund. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2038. (...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB848IntroExempt microgrids that promote and serve public higher education institutions from regulation as a public utility by the Public Utilities Commission. Adds a definition for "microgrid". (HB848 HD2)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HB1327IntroAppropriates funds for the Manufacturing Development Program. (HB1327 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
SB560IntroAppropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to translate the Hawaii state constitution into the Hawaiian language.
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 9:50 am]
The committee(s) on JDL/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 9:50AM in conference room 211.
SB1264IntroRequires applicants for licensure as a guard to meet specified registration, instruction, and training requirements within sixty days of employment. Specifies that a renewal of guard registration shall be no sooner than two years from an applicant's ...
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2017-02-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HB630IntroAppropriates funds for county drought mitigation projects and measures. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent planner IV position within the Commission on Water Resource Management to update the Hawaii drought plan. (HB630 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) LoPresti, Tupola.
HB1559IntroAppropriates funds to DBEDT in each of fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to address the FDA's industry guidance on the use of color additives in sea salt products. (HB1559 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB14IntroAppropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for life-saving equipment at Kua Bay.
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
SB137IntroEstablishes the Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program to expressly give the University of Hawaii the legal authority to create, promote, and participate in new economic enterprises and expand workforce opportunities based on inventions ...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 9:50 am]
The committee(s) on JDL/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 9:50AM in conference room 211.
HB1588IntroProhibits the issuance of GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset with a depreciable life of less than 10 years from the date the asset was first placed into service. Authorizes only cash appropriations or the issuance of bo...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB852IntroIncreases fines for failures to timely file financial disclosure statements. Allows the state ethics commission to use email or first-class mail to notify those individuals who fail to timely file their financial disclosure statements. Directs the co...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
SB55IntroDesignates kalo as the official state food dish. Designates the month of June as "Luau Month" in Hawaii. (SD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate International Affairs and the Arts Committee
HB1567IntroAuthorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for communities that serve as geographic hosts for energy projects. (HB1567 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:55 pm]
Broadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
SB1144IntroAmends definition of RME as used in the contractors law to clarify responsibilities.
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2017-02-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HB637IntroExpedites the review, update, and adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code as it relates to the Hawaii State Building Codes. Appropriates funds. (HB637 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) LoPresti.
SB912IntroExpands the Downpayment Loan Program to provide greater assistance to low and moderate income first-time homebuyers.
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm]
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 1:30PM in conference room 211.
HB1543IntroRequires the establishment of energy systems and technology training courses for state and county employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects that contain renewable energy systems and related techn...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB534IntroAppropriates moneys for Hawaii Public Housing Authority to hire an additional security guard to improve security and monitoring at the Alu Street Gate of Kalihi Valley Homes. (HB534 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB845IntroRequires the Department of Public Safety in collaboration with county and state agencies and, upon request of the inmate, to issue civil identification cards to inmates and to assist inmate in obtaining the inmate's birth certificate, social security...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HCR33IntroRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Sunrise Review Of The Licensure And Regulation Of Gerontologists.
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 10:00 am]
To House Health Committee
HB599IntroAmends Hawaii State Planning Act to prioritize housing opportunities for extremely low- to above moderate- income households, require periodic updates to functional plans, and amend member nomination process for advisory committees for the functional...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB563IntroPermits licensed dental hygienists in the State to operate under general, rather than direct, supervision of a licensed dentist in specified circumstances that protect patient health and safety. (HB563 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm]
Broadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
HB1577IntroAuthorizes the Department of Agriculture to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in DOE schools. Establishes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to legislature. Appropriates funds. (HB1577 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HB481IntroRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a pilot pesticide treatment coupon project and a little fire ant site map for the county of Hawaii. Requires report to the Legislature on project implementation. Appropriates funds. (HB481 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tupola.
SB658IntroAuthorizes the establishment of the Hawaii airport corporation within the department of transportation for administrative purposes on July 1, 2018. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii airport ...
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2017-02-24
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) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Taniguchi; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
HB571IntroAppropriates moneys for the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to develop a communication and outreach plan for emergency management and disaster preparedness, update the Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards, and conduct ed...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB116IntroRequires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Land and Natural Resources all property upon which a public school is situated. (HB116 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
SB391IntroPart I: Purpose section. Part II: Clarifies that when a unit owner and association reach a payment plan to cure a nonjudicial foreclosure, completion of the payment plan is required to cure the default; specifies that if a unit owner and an associati...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele, Taniguchi.
HB598IntroEstablishes a Cyber Hawaii Pilot Project in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Hawaii to plan, develop, and implement a cyber ecosystem that addresses the many aspects of cybersecurity. Appropriates fund...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1389IntroMakes an appropriation for the planning and design of scalable livestock harvest facilities to be expended by the Department of Agriculture. (HB1389 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tupola.
SB601IntroAmends the membership, mission, and purpose of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. Authorizes the Chairperson to appoint an advisory committee for historical and archival matters. Authorizes the Commission to appoint an Executive Director. Cr...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 8 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele.
SB1294IntroEstablishes an undergraduate health sciences academy at the University of Hawaii to increase recruitment and retention of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and first generation college students. Makes an appropriation.
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:35 pm]
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 1:35PM in conference room 211.
SB221IntroEstablishes the photo red light imaging detector systems program. Authorizes counties to administer the program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the program. Makes an appropriati...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 8 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) English ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Riviere; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Taniguchi.
HB1330IntroEstablishes common interest agricultural communities. (HB1330 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1484IntroEstablishes the offense of assault in the second degree if a person intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury to a licensed health care professional. (HB1484 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HB1569IntroRequires the Public Utilities Commission, when considering certain types of grid modernization plans, to direct an independent third party to establish an initial grid modernization plan. Requires the Commission to allow public comments and subjects ...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:55 pm]
Broadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
HB533IntroAppropriates funds for charter school facilities. (HB533 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HB1587IntroReplaces the state vehicle weight tax with a tax based on the assessed value of a vehicle. (HB1587 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HB936IntroClarifies that funds for bonuses required by statute or collective bargaining shall not be paid out of a charter school's facilities funding or per-pupil funds. Requires, beginning with fiscal year 2018-2019, that such bonuses be separate line items ...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
SB384IntroAuthorizes and establishes procedures and criteria for prescriptive authority for clinical psychologists who meet specific education, training, and registration requirements, including requiring prescribing psychologists to adhere to all applicable s...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 9:50 am]
The committee(s) on JDL/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 9:50AM in conference room 211.
HB521IntroEstablishes the high-growth grant program and special fund to provide grants to qualified businesses for certain business development activities. Makes appropriations. (HB521 HD1)
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
SB643IntroRequires all newly created, replaced, or reprinted state and county letterheads, documents, symbols, and emblems to include accurate, appropriate, and authentic Hawaiian names and language. Establishes references for accurate, appropriate, and authen...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 8 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, English, K. Kahele.
HB168IntroAppropriates funds for the planning and design of a memorial to honor service members of the recent conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the various theaters of the Global War on Terrorism, to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans ...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
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