Hawaii Senator Bennette Misalucha [D]

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HISB665PassMakes intentionally providing false information concerning the name or address of a person paying for a campaign advertisement a class C felony. Authorizes criminal prosecution for campaign finance law violations in addition to criminal fines. Increa...
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2022-06-27
Act 181, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282).
HISB879PassRequires the counties to maintain infrastructure within sixty days and under specified conditions, as part of any housing development for the department of Hawaiian home lands. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 206, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1307).
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Establishes the Hawaii Genetic Information Privacy Act. Requires direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to adhere to certain requirements pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data. Establishes fines for violations. Allow...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB2081PassEstablishes the Department of Education Commercial Enterprises Revolving Fund for funds to be expended in the operation of commercial enterprises by the Department of Education. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 145, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246).
HISB2056PassRequires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Land Use Commission, to conduct a study of the suitability of soil classification systems for the regulation of agricultural lands. Req...
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2022-06-27
Act 189, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1290).
HISB2144PassRequires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in consultation with the Disability and Communication Access Board and a working group composed of stakeholders, to develop and publish, and periodically review and update, electronic information...
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2022-06-27
Act 172, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1273).
HISB2065PassProhibits the possession or use of unmanned aerial vehicles on, in, or near state marine waters for purposes of fishing, unless permitted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 207, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1308).
HISB2076VetoRequires University of Hawaii and the Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office (Office) to convene a working group to determine the appropriate governance structure to operate, maintain, and oversee broadband assets. Appropriates funds for three fu...
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2022-06-27
Vetoed on 06-29-22 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331), line-item appropriations veto.
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Allows Department of Education students to fulfill graduation requirements by taking world language, fine arts, career and technical education, or computer science courses. Establishes a scholarship at the University of Hawaii to encourage students m...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB2070PassAuthorizes the Department of Budget and Finance to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, LLC, in its mission to proliferate a sustainable model of endemic reforestation, ecosystem revitalization, enda...
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2022-06-27
Act 197, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1298).
HISB2359PassRequires the University of Hawaii to establish K-12 expanded teaching cohort programs in each county for students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in education. Requires interim reports to the legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2023, ...
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2022-06-27
Act 141, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242).
HISB2284PassEstablishes provisions relating to the Department of Agriculture's governing of the business of aquaculture. Grants exclusive property rights to persons who lawfully obtain the cultured progeny of wild plants and animals by brood stock acquisition. A...
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2022-06-27
Act 134, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235).
HISB2283PassRequires the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to conduct a study to examine the potential for the production and use of renewable hydrogen in the State and the potential role of renewable hydrogen in achieving a local, affordable, reliable, and decarb...
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2022-06-27
Act 140, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241).
HISB2290PassBeginning 7/1/2022, bans the manufacture of a personal care product, except a non-prescription drug, that contains plastic microbeads. Beginning 7/1/2023, bans the sale or offer for sale of a personal care product, except a non-prescription drug, tha...
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2022-06-27
Act 156, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1257).
HISB2378PassBeginning 1/1/2023, adjusts membership of the state taxation board of review; requires the chair of the board to have certain qualifications; and establishes a compensation schedule for board members. Authorizes board members to validate board action...
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2022-06-27
Act 218, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319).
HISB2398PassCreates the Pulehunui community development district to allow for planning, development, and maintenance of public lands in Pulehunui, Maui. Amends the Hawaii community development authority membership to include the director of business, economic de...
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2022-06-27
Act 190, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291).
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Establishes a state energy policy that requires at least 33.33 per cent of renewable energy to be generated by firm renewable energy. Establishes requirements for the State to maintain a diversified renewable energy portfolio. Amends statutory provis...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB2473PassAmends the focus, scope, responsibilities, and powers of the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC). Amends the definition of the term "agriculture" as the term relates to the ADC. Transfers the administrative attachment of the ADC from the Depar...
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2022-06-27
Act 219, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320).
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Expands the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to include firm renewable energy systems and long-duration renewable energy storage systems. Caps the amount of credit that may be claimed by a tax payer and the total amount of tax credits ...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB2600PassBeginning 7/1/2022, prohibits issuance of permits for future large capacity underground storage tank systems mauka of the underground injection control line. Beginning 7/1/2022, prohibits operation of, and renewal of permits for, large capacity under...
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2022-06-27
Act 157, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1258).
HISB2679PassExtends the renewal period from two years to four years for licensees who are seventy-two years of age or older but younger than eighty years of age. Takes effect 1/1/2023. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 159, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260).
HISB2752PassClarifies the definition of the term "abandoned well". Requires abandoned well owners to seal the well at the owner's expense. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 213, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314).
HISB2621PassAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to establish bovine tuberculosis control operations on Molokai, including staff, land, and equipment. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 135, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1236).
HISB2624PassRequires the Department of Health to implement a telehealth pilot project and publish an evaluation report on the telehealth pilot project outcomes. Requires the Department to implement and administer a rural health care pilot project to provide phys...
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2022-06-27
Act 158, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1259).
HISB2720PassAllows new electric vehicle charging stations and certain upgrades having a single port to qualify for a rebate. Removes the $500,000 cap on the electric vehicle charging station rebate program. Specifies that no rebates shall be approved after avail...
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2022-06-27
Act 202, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1303).
HISB2826PassEstablishes a career development success program within the Department of Education to provide financial incentives for participating public high schools to encourage students enrolled in grades nine through twelve to enroll in and successfully compl...
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2022-06-27
Act 143, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244).
HISB2960PassRequires the Department of Agriculture to partner with Hawaii's agricultural community to establish and implement a food safety certification training program to help small- to medium-sized farms comply with federal food safety certification mandates...
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2022-06-27
Act 136, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237).
HISB2817PassRepeals certain Department of Education annual reporting requirements. (HD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 224, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1325).
HISB2819PassRepeals sections 302A-624(c) and 302A-627(a), HRS. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 146, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247).
HISB2898PassEstablishes the Transit-Oriented Development Infrastructure Improvement District under the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Requires the Transit-Oriented Development Infrastructure Improvement District Board to develop a program to identify ne...
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2022-06-27
Act 184, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285).
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Amends the minimum qualifications for Board of Education members. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB2822PassAuthorizes the Department of Education to offer optional asthma education instruction to students and provide asthma training to teachers and other department employees who interact with students. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 147, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1248).
HISB2986PassExtends the sunset date of Act 14, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, which establishes the state hemp processors and commercial hemp production laws, by three years to 2025. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 137, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238).
HISB2808PassAppropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the State Small Business Credit Initiative Program. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 192, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1293).
HISB2857PassEstablishes within the Department of Human Services, a five-year Child Wellness Incentive Pilot Program that pays $50 to each state medicaid benefit recipient for each completed well-child examination of that recipient parent's child. Requires the De...
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2022-06-27
Act 127, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228).
HISB2865PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist DIBSHawaii LLC in the construction of a net-zero carbon capture storage utilization platform that will recover vented carbon dioxide emissions and scrub and liquify the emissions into...
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2022-06-27
Act 198, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1299).
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Requires the Director of Transportation to adopt rules to require tour aircraft operations to report details of each flight taken by the tour aircraft operation on a monthly basis. Establishes the Air Noise and Safety Task Force. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HISB3284PassEstablishes a technology services consolidation working group to develop a plan for the phased consolidation of all state executive branch information technology services and staff, where determined practicable by the working group, within five years...
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2022-06-27
Act 179, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280).
HISB3235PassEstablishes the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program within the Department of Human Services. Requires the pilot program to collaborate with all state and county departments that offer services to ensure the well-being of youth in Hawaii to coordinate...
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2022-06-27
Act 130, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1231).
HISB3379PassAppropriates funds for a ports-of-entry biosecurity program. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 138, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239).
HISB3372PassAuthorizes the office of administrative hearings, where it is determined that an award of a contract is in violation of law and the award is rescinded and the contract, if executed, is terminated or declared null and void, to award the government con...
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2022-06-27
Act 180, on 06/27/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281).
HISB3334PassEstablishes the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, or a designee of the director, as an ex-officio voting member of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Stadium Authority boards. Transfers the Stadium Authority from the Department o...
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2022-06-27
Act 220, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321).
HISB2821PassRequires the Department of Education to provide menstrual products free of charge to all students on all public school campuses. (CD1)
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2022-06-21
Act 113, on 06/20/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1213).
HISB2202PassDesignates the month of April of each year as the State's Volunteer Month; provided that the month is not construed as a state holiday. Takes effect 7/1/2022. (CD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 081, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181).
HISB2185PassRequires the auditor of fireworks and articles pyrotechnic records for each county fire department to submit to the Legislature an annual report detailing inventory, recordkeeping, and sales of fireworks to license or permit holders. Effective 1/1/20...
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2022-06-17
Act 049, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149).
HISB2274PassIncreases the Center for Nursing fee from $40 to $60 per licensing biennium. (CD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 066, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166).
HISB2279PassRegulates the purchase of catalytic converters by used motor vehicle parts dealers and palladium, platinum, and rhodium by scrap dealers and recyclers. Subjects persons who violate related provisions to a class C felony. Establishes the felony offens...
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2022-06-17
Act 088, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188).
HISB2379PassAuthorizes the Special Enforcement Section of the Department of Taxation to examine any sector of Hawaii's economy, initiate civil investigations, use enforcement and education to deter and prevent non-compliance with tax laws, and refer and recommen...
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2022-06-17
Act 079, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1179).
HISB2695PassEstablishes a blockchain and cryptocurrency task force. (CD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 070, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170).
HISB2670PassEstablishes the Hawaii state lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus commission to provide for a statewide program, on a permanent and continuing basis, on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus individuals in Hawaii....
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2022-06-17
Act 041, on 06/16/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1141).
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