Hawaii Representative Bertrand Kobayashi [D]

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HIHB1579PassSets the manner by which the Oahu Regional Health Care System should request operational funding during the transitional period of the Oahu Regional Health Care System from the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to the Department of Health. Extends th...
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2022-06-27
Act 150, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251).
HIHB2195PassEstablishes a cesspool compliance pilot grant project to assist low- and moderate-income property owners, including lessees on Hawaiian home lands, with the costs of upgrading, converting, or connecting certain cesspools. Appropriates funds. Sunsets ...
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2022-06-27
Act 153, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254).
HIHB2515PassRequires the Department of Health to establish and operate a laboratory capable of testing for diseases, testing for air and water quality issues, and conducting other high complexity testing. (SD2)
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2022-06-27
Act 121, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222).
HIHB2510PassMakes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Provides for carryforward of nonrefundable credits previously claimed. Incrementally increases the minimum wage and tip credit beginning on 10/1/2022. (CD1)
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2022-06-23
Act 114, on 06/22/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214).
HIHB1486PassAmends the offense of theft in the first degree to specifically include theft of a motor vehicle or motorcycle. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 054, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154).
HIHB2248PassAmends the definition of "private schools" under the compulsory attendance law to require unlicensed but accredited private schools to annually submit health and safety documentation to the Hawaii Council of Private Schools or the Hawaii Catholic Sch...
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2022-06-17
Act 061, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161).
HIHB2422PassClarifies that sentences for domestic violence intervention for abuse-related offenses shall be imposed, with or without probation. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 043, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HIHB2511Enroll

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Provides funds to the department of Hawaiian home lands to pursue a multi-pronged approach to eliminating its waitlist. Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to develop a strategic plan to address applicant preferences. Requires an annual re...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2512Enroll

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Permits recipients of accommodations or services from an ohana zone site to request a ninety-day extension of the accommodations or services. Expands regulatory exemptions for ohana zones pilot program contracts. Extends the sunset date for the ohana...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2020Enroll

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Establishes a lapse date for any unencumbered moneys appropriated pursuant to Act 227, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021. Effective 6/29/2022. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
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Appropriates moneys to the department of agriculture to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the United States Food and Drug Administration's industry guidance on colored sea salt. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR182PassRequesting That The City And County Of Honolulu Convene A Working Group To Develop Recommendations To Improve Sidewalk Maintenance.
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2022-04-29
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 943).
HIHB835Engross

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Appropriates funds to support the ongoing operations of the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB2514Engross

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Beginning July 1, 2023, prohibits the operation of underground storage tanks with a capacity greater than 100,000 gallons. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 794).
HIHCR6PassRequesting The United States Department Of Defense To Prepare A Plan To Decommission The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Store Its Fuel Away From The Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer In A Manner Compliant With Federal And State Law, Prepare A Plan To...
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2022-04-26
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB2513Engross

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Deposits funds into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund to be used to provide loans or grants to mixed-income rental projects or units for persons and families with incomes between 60 and 100% of the median family income. Enables the Hawaii Housing Fin...
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2022-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-22 1:35PM; Conference Room 329.
HIHCR36PassRequesting The University Of Hawaii To Work With The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration And Department Of Education To Create A Coral Reef Advisory Team Of Youth.
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2022-04-25
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR73PassUrging Each County To Curb The Proliferation Of Illegal Vacation Rentals.
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2022-04-25
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB2495Enroll

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Prohibits an employer from entering into or requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault occurring in the workplace, at work-related events, between employees, or between the employer...
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2022-04-22
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR17PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Convene A Task Force To Develop A Feral Ungulate Management Plan For West Hawaii.
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2022-04-21
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR53Engross

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Requesting The Department Of Education To Establish Programs And Educational Opportunities To Increase Media Literacy And Promote Digital Citizenship.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Education Committee
HIHR2PassRequesting The United States Department Of Defense To Prepare A Plan To Decommission The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Store Its Fuel Away From The Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer In A Manner Compliant With Federal And State Law, Prepare A Plan To...
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2022-04-07
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR48PassRequesting The Department Of Education To Establish Programs And Educational Opportunities To Increase Media Literacy And Promote Digital Citizenship.
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2022-04-07
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR94Engross

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Requesting The Department Of Health To Examine Issues And Barriers To Enforcement To Reduce Noise From Two-stroke Engines, Mopeds, And Small Off-road Engines.
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2022-04-04
To Senate Health Committee
HIHR88PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Examine Issues And Barriers To Enforcement To Reduce Noise From Two-stroke Engines, Mopeds, And Small Off-road Engines.
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2022-04-01
Resolution adopted in final form.
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Urging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement An Affirmative Action Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Professionals To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Stu...
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2022-03-31
To House Finance Committee
HIHCR13Intro

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Urging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement An Affirmative Action Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Professionals To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Stu...
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2022-03-31
To House Finance Committee
HIHR31PassRequesting The University Of Hawaii To Work With The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration And Department Of Education To Create A Coral Reef Advisory Team Of Youth.
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2022-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
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Requesting The Legislative Reference Bureau To Update A Study On The Feasibility Of Undergrounding The State's Utility Facilities.
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2022-03-31
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHR66PassUrging Each County To Curb The Proliferation Of Illegal Vacation Rentals.
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2022-03-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR167Intro

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Urging Members Of The United States Congress To Enact Federal Legislation Granting Statehood To The People Of Washington, D.c.
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2022-03-29
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHCR171Intro

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Committing To Provide Greater Public Access To The Legislative Process By Adopting Rules To Allow For Virtual Testimony, Recorded Hearings, And Internet Broadcasts Of Hearings Beyond Periods Of Catastrophic Events.
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2022-03-29
To House Finance Committee
HIHR182PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Conduct Public Forums To Solicit Input From The Community Regarding The Lease Of State Lands To The Military.
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2022-03-29
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB1824Engross

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Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds for five full-time equivalent (5.0 FTE) Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Specialist positions within the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, assigned to each county as follows: one for the City and Coun...
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1749Engross

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Establishes and appropriates funds for a supportive housing task force to improve data collection on supportive housing needs in the State. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1754Engross

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Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds to restore diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental benefits to adult medicaid enrollees; provided that the department of human services obtains maximum federal matching funds available and pursues al...
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1942Engross

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Requires the Department of Education to establish a tiered student bus fare rate system to include free bus passes for students and households that qualify for free or reduced lunch under the free and reduced price lunch program. Appropriates funds. ...
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1939Engross

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Appropriates funds for two positions in the executive office on early learning to enhance capacity and resources of the office. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD1)
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1419Engross

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Requires the Disability and Communication Access Board to develop, publish, and periodically update information and communication technology disability access standards to be implemented by state entities. Effective 7/1/2060. (SD1)
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2022-03-23
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1945Engross

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Requires the department of human services to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program that provides training and other services to blind or visually impaired individuals residing on the neighbor islands. Requires...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2444Engross

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Conditions the authority of a county whose population is greater than five hundred thousand to exercise state housing powers upon a county's continued compliance with provisions regarding the acceptance of the dedication of infrastructure and public ...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHCR12Intro

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Urging The Judiciary To Assign One Judge For The Hope Probation Program.
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2022-03-23
To House Corrections, Military, & Veterans Committee
HIHR10Intro

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Urging The Judiciary To Assign One Judge For The Hope Probation Program.
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2022-03-23
To House Corrections, Military, & Veterans Committee
HIHCR57Intro

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Expressing Support For The Naming Of A United States Navy Surface Combatant Ship After Fireman Second Class And Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient Telesforo Trinidad.
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2022-03-23
To House Corrections, Military, & Veterans Committee
HIHR51Intro

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Expressing Support For The Naming Of A United States Navy Surface Combatant Ship After Fireman Second Class And Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient Telesforo Trinidad.
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2022-03-23
To House Corrections, Military, & Veterans Committee
HIHB124Engross

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Requires the chief election officer to develop and distribute a voter information guide for all candidates running for federal or state office, including candidates running for any trustee position of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the 2024 elect...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1714Engross

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Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture for the mitigation and control of the two-lined spittlebug, recovery of the rangelands and pastures damaged by the invasive pest, and research. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2022-03-21
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1516Engross

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Prohibits as an unfair and deceptive practice the advertisement of a good or service in the absence of licenses or permits for the good or service, to the extent the licenses or permits are required by applicable state and county laws. Effective 1/1/...
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2022-03-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHB1753Engross

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Allows the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation greater flexibility to use the funds in the rental housing revolving fund for necessary expenses in administering the corporation's housing finance programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2022-03-15
To Senate Housing Committee
HIHCR32PassCondemning Russia's Attack On Ukraine And Supporting Swift And Severe Economic Sanctions Imposed On Russia.
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2022-03-14
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 357).
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