Hawaii Senator Brian Taniguchi [D]

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HISB2041IntroIncludes transient accommodations operators among the employers required to post National Human Trafficking Hotline information. Increases penalties for violations of posting requirement and requires deposit of penalties and interest into the human t...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2071IntroEnacts an interstate compact to award prizes for the curing of diseases.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2077IntroEstablishes a 4-year tree planting program in the State. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2396IntroRequires inclusion of an unspecified minimum percentage of affordable housing units in state agencies' development and redevelopment plans along the rail transit corridor. Allows the Office of Planning to make exceptions to the affordable housing req...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2468IntroAllows community rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities to be considered qualified under the State's procurement code without requiring federal and state certification that authorizes the payment of subminimum wage to workers in their ...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB2444IntroEstablishes the Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program to be implemented and administered by the department of health. Requires the department of health to obtain federal approval, make reports, and adopt rules. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2423IntroEstablishes billing requirements for unanticipated medical billing and unanticipated coverage gaps of patients for out-of-network emergency services received from non-participating providers. Specifies the circumstances in which health care providers...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2445IntroRequires that all motor vehicles be subject to a vehicle disposal fee at the time of purchase. Appropriates funds to the counties to assist in the disposition of abandoned vehicles.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2459IntroMakes an appropriation to restore certain adult dental benefits to medicaid enrollees. Requires maximization of federal matching funds.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2451IntroProhibits a third party from selling or using personal information about a consumer that has been sold to the third party by a business unless the consumer has received explicit notice, provides express written consent, and is provided an opportunity...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2422IntroProhibits roofing contractors from offering to pay, in any monetary form, an insured's insurance deductible as an incentive to encourage the insured to hire the contractor. Allows insureds to rescind contracts with roofing contractors within five bus...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2311IntroStrengthens campus safety and accountability procedures and protocols, including those relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related issues, at the University of Hawaii. Takes steps to extend...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2342IntroAmends the total amount of hours per week an individual must be employed to be a qualified caregiver under the kupuna caregivers program from thirty to twenty. Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program.
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2483IntroClarifies that a specialty contractor may perform work in crafts or trades other than in which the specialty contractor is licensed provided that, when measured by the time and expense in executing the contract, the work is substantially less than an...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2335IntroAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2482IntroSpecifies that the performance of any new work in the craft or trade of structural steel contractors shall not be considered incidental and supplemental.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2336IntroRequires the thirty-day lapse or termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service, or other method of delivery requiring proof of delivery.
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2020-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2407IntroAuthorizes Department of Education teachers to instruct vocation, technical, or career pathway classes without possessing an applicable bachelor's degree. Expands the sources of moneys that may be deposited into the private trade, vocational, and tec...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2474IntroRequires the use of best practices, as identified by DOA and Hawaii Ant Lab, for the treatment of little fire ants by pest control operators. Authorizes DOA and the pest control board to adopt rules to carry out the requirement. Requires DOA and the ...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2405IntroRequires each public or private school to have staff trained in the administration of epinephrine. Requires signs at schools stating the symptoms of anaphylaxis and the proper method for administering epinephrine. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2412IntroMakes an appropriation to support and expand medical residency training programs in state teaching hospitals. Requires dollar-for-dollar matching funds from private funding sources.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2358IntroRequires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2426IntroAllows primary caregivers, qualifying out-of-state patients, and caregivers of a qualifying out-of-state patient to access the restricted access area within a medical cannabis retail dispensary. Clarifies violations related to medical cannabis dispen...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2439IntroRequires insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of auto-injectable epinephrine for insured persons eighteen years of age or younger, beginning 1/1/2021.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2403IntroRequires developers of housing projects that are exempt from certain laws to enter into profit-sharing agreements with the tenants of those properties.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2600IntroEstablishes the teachers' school supplies purchasing program to assist teachers in purchasing certain school supplies. Appropriates funds. Repeals on 6/30/2022.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2625IntroEstablishes an Affordable Homeownership Revolving Fund within the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to provide loans to nonprofit housing development organizations, community development financial institutions, and qualified nonprofi...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2555IntroRequires the fuel tank advisory committee to meet at least twice a year.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2485IntroBroadens the types of grants for which the department of education, state public charter school commission, or a charter authorizer may retain and expend federal indirect overhead reimbursements, as part of department of education housekeeping measur...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2490IntroEstablishes the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program task force, tasked with evaluating a retirement savings plan for non-government employees and reports findings and recommendations to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Task force dissolves on 3/15/...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2550IntroAllows the HHFDC to enter into public private partnerships with private sector entities to build affordable housing and reserves a portion of the housing units for the exclusive use of the employees of the private sector entity partner.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2500IntroAppropriates funds to the Hawaii technology development corporation for the small business innovation research program, manufacturing assistance program, and excelerator program.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2496IntroRequires original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to make documentation, parts, and tools available to independent repair providers and owners for the purposes of diagnosis, maintenance, and repair on fair and reasonable terms...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2518IntroEstablishes the Attorney General's authority, and clarifies the respective county police chiefs' existing authority, to grant licenses to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Specifies training requirements for license applicants. Amends the fee ...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2565IntroRequires a certain percentage of the transient accommodations tax to be allocated to provide funding for the Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2624IntroCreates income brackets for the low-income renter tax credit. Provides for adjustment of the tax credit amount based on the consumer price index.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2561IntroRequires retailers of household appliances to conspicuously display available energy efficiency rebates and state-specific energy operation costs. Effective 10/1/2020.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2493IntroAmends the definition "employee beneficiary" to retain beneficiary status of unmarried adult children incapable of self-support after the death of a retired member.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2564IntroRepeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund and creates a clean energy revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii green infrastructure authority. Funds the office through the dwelling unit revolving fund.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2544IntroClarifies and updates the scope of practice and licensure requirements for acupuncture practitioners.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2543IntroProhibits an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or condition of employment based on the person's status as a medical cannabis cardholder, under certain conditions. Specifies that an employer may use a fit for duty t...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2592IntroAppropriates funding for the implementation and development of the Hawaii coordinated access recovery entry system to increase access to treatment for all individuals who suffer any form of substance abuse and mental illness. Requires the DOH to purs...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2488IntroMakes an appropriation to fund an experimental modernization project pursuant to chapter 78-3.5 and make necessary discretionary salary adjustments.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2563IntroRequires the departments of health and human services to develop and provide dementia training to first responders and investigators from DHS's adult protective services program.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2595IntroEstablishes a working group to develop a comprehensive statewide plan for undergrounding utility lines. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2491IntroProvides family leave insurance benefits and extends period of family leave to sixteen weeks for businesses that employs one or more employees who meet the hourly qualifications.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2492IntroAmends section 37D-2(a), HRS, to require appropriation of funds before departments may enter into financing agreements.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB2509IntroEstablishes the wildlife conservation special fund for oiled wildlife remediation and rehabilitation and habitat preservation and enhancement. Allocates funds from the environmental response, energy, and food security tax.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2652IntroAmends section 201H-38 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes to clarify that the section does not require income restrictions for projects that are built for Hawaii residents, who will be owner-occupants, and who own no other property.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2495IntroRequires a used motor vehicle dealer to deliver at least two operable sets of keys, including keys fobs, to the consumer at the time of sale. Includes keys and key fobs as covered parts under required written warranties.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
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