Hawaii Representative Bertrand Kobayashi [D]

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HIHB80PassClarifies when and how members or partners of a taxpayer may claim the low-income housing tax credit. Requires a Form 8609 for purposes of claiming the tax credit. Specifies the application of tax provisions with respect to buildings or projects plac...
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2021-07-07
Act 226, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1354).
HIHB79PassEstablishes an affordable homeownership revolving fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing development organizations for the development of affordable homeownership housing pro...
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2021-07-07
Act 227, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1355).
HIHB834PassRequires the department of land and natural resources, in collaboration with the county of Hawaii, to conduct site surveys to identify the most suitable locations for black cinder cone quarries on the island of Hawaii. Requires a report to the legisl...
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2021-07-07
Act 191, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1319).
HIHB1362PassAuthorizes the department of education to directly accept private funding for the purpose of establishing public prekindergarten programs under certain circumstances. Establishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage...
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2021-07-07
Act 210, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1338).
HIHB72PassEstablishes a framework for the regulation of electric foot scooters by the State and counties. Amends definitions of "moped" to exclude electric foot scooters. Retains personal injury protection benefits for any individual sustaining injuries while ...
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2021-07-02
Act 174, 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276).
HIHB73PassRequires the department of human resources development to review the classification and compensation schedules for telephone and emergency dispatchers and similar employees and to submit a report to the legislature recommending modifications to those...
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2021-06-24
Act 063, 06/23/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).
HIHB78PassEliminates the requirement for a public utility to seek approval from the public utilities commission for the underground construction of high-voltage electric transmission lines if certain conditions are met. (SD1)
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2021-06-24
Act 065, 06/23/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1166).
HIHB311PassExtends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2024. Specifies that the nursing facility sustainability fee limit is 5.5 per cent of overall net patient service revenue. Removes the per resident daily maximum fee of $20 for each facility. Spe...
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2021-06-01
Act 024, 05/28/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124).
HIHCR69PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Submit A Petition To List The Pueo As A Threatened Or Endangered Species Under The Endangered Species Act.
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2021-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
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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2021-04-20
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-21 10:15AM; CR 229.
HIHB474Engross

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Extends the hospital sustainability program through 6/30/2024. Increases the maximum fee for inpatient care services to 5.5%. Increases the amount of time hospitals have to pay the hospital sustainability fee from 30 days to 60 days. Increases the po...
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2021-04-19
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 560).
HIHB606Engross

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Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds with the funds to be deposited into the dwelling unit revolving fund and the rental housing revolving fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-04-19
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 04-20-21 3:31PM in conference room CR 329.
HIHCR32Engross

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Urging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement A Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Persons To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Students.
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2021-04-01
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR118Engross

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Requesting The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs, Following The Completion Of The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Financial Institutions' And Hawaii Technology Development Corporation's Study, To Reconsider Its 2016...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHCR127Engross

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Requesting The Hawaii Sister-state Committee To Evaluate And Develop Recommendations For The Initiation Of A Sister State Relationship Between The State Of Hawaii And The Prefecture Of Yamaguchi, Japan, And Forward Its Recommendation To The Legislatu...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HIHR25PassUrging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement A Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Persons To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Students.
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR58PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Submit A Petition To List The Pueo As A Threatened Or Endangered Species Under The Endangered Species Act.
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR94PassRequesting The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs, Following The Completion Of The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Financial Institutions' And Hawaii Technology Development Corporation's Study, To Reconsider Its 2016...
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR34Intro

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Requesting The Department Of Accounting And General Services To Work With The Legislature To Ensure The Most Cost-effective And Efficient Manner To Address Necessary Renovations Of The Hawaii State Capitol Reflecting Pool.
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2021-03-24
To House Finance Committee
HIHCR43Intro

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Requesting The Department Of Accounting And General Services To Work With The Legislature To Ensure The Most Cost-effective And Efficient Manner To Address Necessary Renovations Of The Hawaii State Capitol Reflecting Pool.
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2021-03-24
To House Finance Committee
HIHCR151Intro

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Urging The Department Of Public Safety To Increase Its Investment In Comprehensive Offender Reentry Training Programs For Individuals Exiting Correctional Facilities.
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2021-03-24
To House Finance Committee
HIHR127Intro

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Urging The Department Of Public Safety To Increase Its Investment In Comprehensive Offender Reentry Training Programs For Individuals Exiting Correctional Facilities.
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2021-03-24
To House Finance Committee
HIHR60Intro

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Requesting The Legislative Reference Bureau To Conduct A Study On Business Liability Protections Related To Covid19related Claims.
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHCR71Intro

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Requesting The Legislative Reference Bureau To Conduct A Study On Business Liability Protections Related To Covid19related Claims.
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHR129Intro

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Urging The Board Of Education To Consider Hawaii Residents With Experience Serving In The Position Of Teacher Or Higher In Hawaii's Public School System As Part Of The Qualified Candidate Pool To Serve As Superintendent Of Education Of Hawaii's Publi...
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2021-03-23
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHCR153Intro

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Urging The Board Of Education To Consider Hawaii Residents With Experience Serving In The Position Of Teacher Or Higher In Hawaii's Public School System As Part Of The Qualified Candidate Pool To Serve As Superintendent Of Education Of Hawaii's Publi...
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2021-03-23
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB1286Engross

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Exempts any person from the post-arrival mandatory selfquarantine if the person receives a negative test result prior to arrival. Allows the governor to establish statewide conditions for exemption. Requires certain COVID-19 tests for travelers who d...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HIHB1246Engross

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Specifies that certain violations of the Fireworks Control Law shall be considered an activity that causes air pollution under the Hawaii Air Pollution Control Act and a violation of noise control rules under the Hawaii noise pollution laws, and puni...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HIHB1078Engross

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Requires the department of education to develop a plan to transition the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind to a conversion charter school. Requires a conversion charter school to enroll a student if the student's individualized education program p...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR113Intro

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Urging The United States Congress To Enact Federal Legislation Granting Statehood To The People Of The District Of Columbia.
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2021-03-15
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHCR165Intro

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Requesting The Hawaii Tourism Authority To Develop An Implementation Plan Based On Tourism Hot Spots Identified In County Destination Management Action Plans.
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2021-03-15
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHR136Intro

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Urging The United States Congress To Forgive The State's Outstanding Federal Unemployment Insurance Loan Balance For Federal Loans Borrowed To Continue To Pay For Unemployment Benefits.
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2021-03-15
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHR141Intro

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Requesting The Hawaii Tourism Authority To Develop An Implementation Plan Based On Tourism Hot Spots Identified In County Destination Management Action Plans.
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2021-03-15
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHCR160Intro

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Urging The United States Congress To Forgive The State's Outstanding Federal Unemployment Insurance Loan Balance For Federal Loans Borrowed To Continue To Pay For Unemployment Benefits.
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2021-03-15
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB331Engross

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Establishes green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines for state facility systems, infrastructure, and transit projects in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds a definit...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HIHB327Engross

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Convenes a sustainable aviation fuel task force within the Hawaii state energy office to develop a state action plan to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of international air transportation from Hawaii. Requires reports to the legislature. Effectiv...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Transportation Committee
HIHB328Engross

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Allows for the installation of certain energy-efficient technologies on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse, with limited restrictions. Requires private entities to review, and if necessary, change rules to allow for t...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HIHB229Intro

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Designates the fourth day in January of each year as United States Senator Daniel K. Akaka Day. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB236Intro

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Extends the sunset date for the coffee berry borer pesticide subsidy program and the program manager position, including the position's civil service and collective bargaining laws exemption, to 06/30/2024. Provides that no single coffee grower shall...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB838Intro

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Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1164Intro

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Appropriates funds to support the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, including the hiring of necessary staff. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB473Intro

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Authorizes the establishment of a physician-patient relationship via a telehealth interaction, if the physician is licensed to practice medicine in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHR24Intro

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Requesting The Disability And Communication Access Board, In Collaboration With The Office Of Enterprise Technology Services, To Convene A Working Group On Accessible Government Documents.
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2021-02-18
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHCR31Intro

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Requesting The Disability And Communication Access Board, In Collaboration With The Office Of Enterprise Technology Services, To Convene A Working Group On Accessible Government Documents.
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2021-02-18
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB228Intro

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Designates 9/7 of each year as United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye Day.
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2021-02-17
To House Culture, Arts, & International Affairs Committee
HIHB1277Intro

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Establishes an office of the housing advocate within the office of the governor.
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2021-02-16
To House Housing Committee
HIHB832Intro

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Establishes a road connectivity task force to assess and identify ways of improving road access in rural areas and in subdivisions with substandard roads. Requires a report to the legislature.
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2021-02-12
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB840Intro

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Recognizes American Sign Language as a fully developed, autonomous, natural language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB35Intro

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Establishes the shipping container inspection program and shipping container inspection program special fund. Increases the maximum fine for each violation of the fireworks law. Requires PSD to submit reports to the legislature on implementation of t...
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2021-02-10
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB384Intro

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Prohibits health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations from excluding coverage of a service solely because the service is provided through telehealth and not through face-to-face contact. Requires parity between tel...
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2021-02-09
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
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