Hawaii Representative Chris Lee [D]

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HIHB2124EnrollProhibits certain former State employees from representing certain interests in a legislative or administrative action before the State for twelve months after the termination of their employment. Effective 1/1/2021. (SD2)
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HIHB1819PassLegalizes the growth of hemp in the State through the United States Department of Agriculture hemp production program. Allows the processing and sale of hemp products in the State through State licensing. Expedites the substitution of the USDA hemp p...
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2020-08-28
Act 014, on 08/27/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118).
HIHB1346EnrollProhibits the suspension or expulsion of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning's Public Prekindergarten Program, except under limited circumstances. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1352EnrollTransfers moneys from the DNA registry special fund to the medicaid investigations recovery fund. (SD1)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1620EnrollAmends the effect of finding a defendant charged with a petty misdemeanor not involving violence or attempted violence unfit to proceed. Amends the requirements for fitness determination hearings, court-appointed examiners, and examination reports. A...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1854EnrollAuthorizes DOA, in conjunction with the Hawaii Ant Lab, to identify best practices for the treatment of little fire ants. Requires DOA to post those best practices on its website. Adds any application that may defeat the best practices for the treatm...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1902EngrossProhibits the manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds, regardless of the type of firearm with which the magazine is compatible. Allows pos...
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2020-07-10
Deferred one day.
HIHB1978EnrollSpecifies that the family court has jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody or guardianship of an immigrant child pursuant to a motion for Special Immigrant Juvenile factual findings requesting a determination that the child was abused, ne...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1912EnrollEstablishes the Pacific international space center for exploration systems within the department of business, economic development, and tourism for administrative purposes. Amends the composition of the board of directors of the Pacific international...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2125EnrollMakes various amendments to the State Ethics Code. Repeals exemption from certain financial disclosure requirements granted to members of the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. (SD1)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2425EnrollAmends the definition of "domestic abuse" under Hawaii's insurance laws and laws relating to domestic abuse protective orders to include coercive control between family or household members. Defines "coercive control". (SD1)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2543EnrollRequires parents or guardians of public school and charter school kindergarten students to disclose information on the student's prior child care program or prekindergarten attendance, if any, for the purpose of determining areas having the highest n...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2590EnrollEstablishes within DOT an autonomous vehicles testing pilot program. Requires report to the legislature. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2750EnrollProhibits the imposition of restrictions on a person's ability to obtain or renew a driver's license or to register, renew the registration of, or transfer or receive title to a motor vehicle, as a consequence of unpaid monetary obligations under cer...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2744EnrollEstablishes the gun violence and violent crimes commission. Requires reports to the Legislature. Makes it a class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Am...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2420EngrossClarifies 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. (SD2)
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2457EngrossBans the sale of flavored tobacco products. Prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine. Establishes fines and penalties for violations. Authorizes a court to impose, as a penalty on a person eighteen to twenty-one years of age who...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2573EngrossIncludes coercion as a means of committing the offense of sex trafficking. Removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex trafficking. Specifies that sex trafficking of a minor is a strict liability offense. Repeals the offense of solicitation o...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2610EngrossAllows a narrow hearsay exception for non-testimonial statements made by domestic violence victims to certain government officials within 24 hours of an incident of domestic violence and prior to the arrest of the defendant, as long as the statement ...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2738EngrossProhibits foreign nationals and foreign corporations from making independent expenditures. Requires every corporation that contributes or expends funds in a state election to file a statement of certification regarding its limited foreign influence. ...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2709EngrossRequires a personal representative of a decedent appointed under the Uniform Probate Code to notify the police department of the appropriate county of any and all firearms in an estate. Requires the police department to certify that all registered fi...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2177EngrossAmends statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file a civil suit. Allows punitive damages. Permits the court to order restorative justice measures, if deemed appropriate. (SD1)
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2020-07-06
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 384).
HIHB2273EngrossIncreases the penalty for violation of wages and hours laws to a class C felony. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB2572EngrossModernizes "personal information" for the purposes of security breach of personal information law. Prohibits the sale of contact tracing information without consent. Amends provisions relating to electronic eavesdropping law. Prohibits certain manipu...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1529EngrossAllows student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media. Takes effect on 7/1/2055. (SD1)
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1278EngrossProvides that a law enforcement officer has a duty to intervene if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes that another law enforcement officer is using or is about to use unnecessary or excessive force on an arrestee. Requires the law enforc...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1901EngrossIncludes any count department of the prosecuting attorney in the definition of "law enforcement officer". Requires the law enforcement standards board to review and recommend policies regarding the use of force and receive and investigate complaints ...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB2257EngrossExpands the scope of the University of Hawaii at Hilo conference center revolving fund to all programs conducted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding the fund. Gives the chancellor of the Univers...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2739EngrossTransfers lands to DLNR and establishes that land and adjacent, state-owned land as the Ka Iwi coast state park. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2699EngrossEstablishes clean ground transportation goals for state agencies on a staggered basis until achieving a 100 per cent light-duty motor vehicle clean fleet by 12/31/2035. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-25
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1844EngrossCreates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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2020-06-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2256EngrossExtends the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, for certain exemptions from the Ethics Code as related to UH technology transfer from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2025. Takes effect on July 1, 2050. (HD2)
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2020-06-23
The committee on HRE deferred the measure.
HIHB1416EngrossEstablishes a Suicide Prevention Commission to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicides within Hawaii's correctional system. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health to develop a centralized assessment and treatment program. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB200EngrossProhibits specified trolleys, pulleys, cables, or running lines designed to attach a dog to two stationary objects in a configuration that endangers the dog, including by depriving the dog of sustenance. Prohibits tethering or restraining a dog under...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting. (SD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB931EngrossProhibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Provides remedies ...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1191EngrossProvides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly wage that employers must pay employees. Increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2020 and $15.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2023...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1541EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center within the University of Hawaii to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1593EngrossRequires the department of education, in consultation with the office of enterprise technology services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database, with parameters, benefits, and features that are compatible to the software system being imp...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1356EngrossAppropriates funds to the Office of Elections operating budget for the 2020 election voting contract, 2021 reapportionment, and 4 temporary positions. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB842EngrossEstablishes a Hawaii State Planning Act Review Commission to review and make recommendations to the Legislature to update the Hawaii State Planning Act. Removes reference to achieving the viability of Hawaii's sugar and pineapple industries from the ...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB615EngrossRequires the Board of Education to invite the exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board. Effective 7/1/2050....
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1193EngrossAmends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit and cap amount. Effec...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB469EngrossRequires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/19 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans. Exempts mandator...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB1192EngrossConforms statutory prohibitions against wage discrimination with other prohibitions on employment discrimination. Clarifies allowable justifications for compensation differentials and remedies for pay disparity. Requires employers to disclose wage ra...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB1546EngrossRequires the University of Hawaii to develop a plan to be implemented for the statewide eradication of mosquitos. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB467EngrossChanges the kupuna caregivers program allocation cap from $70 per day to $350 per week. Appropriates funds for the continued implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB713EngrossEstablishes a three-year Homeless Employment Grant Program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to t...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB618EngrossEstablishes the repair and maintenance special fund for the repair and maintenance of state department facilities. Prohibits fund moneys from funding employee salaries and costs or from being considered as part of the employer's ability to pay those ...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB533EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Broadband Office within HTDC. Establishes the position of State Broadband Strategy Officer. Renames the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council as the Broadband Advisory Council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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