Hawaii Senator Clarence Nishihara [D]

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HISB2523EnrollRequires the Department of Public Safety to expend certain appropriated funds during fiscal year 2020-2021 solely for the community-based work furlough program for female inmates. Effective retroactively to 6/30/2020. (HD2)
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HISB2060EnrollAmends coastal zone management laws to further protect against impacts of sea level rise and coastal erosion. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2262EnrollAmends the powers and duties of the Hawaii teacher standards board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at private schools and extending the expiration dates for licenses, permits, and certificates when a state of emergency is decla...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2275EnrollUpdates the laws regarding notaries public to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices. Effective 1/1/2021. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2421EnrollRepeals the sunset provision of Act 195, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, permanently codifying the amendments to sections 514B105, 514B-146, and 667-94, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective retroactively to 6/29/2020. (HD1)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2486EnrollRequires the department of education to establish a standardized data collection process; collect and analyze data relating to, among other things, student discipline, seclusion, and restraint, school climate, and student achievement; and annually re...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2629EnrollProhibits, after 6/30/2020, the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal. Prohibits, after 6/30/2020, the modification of a coal power purchase agreement that proposes to extend the term or increase th...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2820EnrollAmends the requirements for each solar energy system to claim the renewable energy technologies income tax credit. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3158EnrollProhibits intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional air bag, or air bag that does not meet federal...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3103EnrollEstablishes the school facilities agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the legislature, governor, or board of education. Places management of schoo...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISCR141EngrossAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands For A Rubble Rock Revetment, Rock Wall, And Two Concrete Stairways, And For Use, Maintenance, Repair, Replacement, And Removal Of The Existing Impr...
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2020-07-08
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 628).
HISB2260EnrollRepeals the minimum age requirement to obtain a civil identification card in the State.
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2020-07-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2425EnrollRepeals the sunset provision of Act 196, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, making permanent the amendments to sections 514B-71(a), 514B-72(a), and 514B-161, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
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2020-07-02
Enrolled to Governor.
HISR69PassUrging The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Convene A Task Force With The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, Department Of Agriculture, Invasive Species Council, And Other Interested Parties To Develop A Comprehensive Mitigation Plan With ...
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2020-07-02
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR86EngrossRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISR52PassRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB2424EngrossClarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2313EngrossProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2281EngrossMakes permanent the regulation of behavior analysts. Exempts the behavior analysts licensing program from the auditor's sunset evaluation requirement. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2635EngrossProhibits any person from selling ammunition or shell casings for any firearm without proof from purchaser of registration of the appropriate firearm. Authorizes registered owners of firearms to designate an alternate person to purchase ammunition. R...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB3007EngrossRequires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make a public disclosure identifying the names of the taxpayers who are receiving tax credits and the total amount of tax credit received for specific economic activities. Effe...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISCR60IntroSupporting The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Beneficiaries By Affirming Their Right To Require The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department Of Land And Natural Resources, And Department Of Transportation To Come To A Resolution And Fair Compensation...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR57IntroUrging The State Of Hawaii To Provide Native Hawaiians With Their Fair Share Of The Public Land Trust Revenue.
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2020-06-23
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB983EngrossRenames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB537EngrossTransitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders th...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1001EngrossEstablishes a chief data officer and data set task force, within the office of enterprise technology services, to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. (SB1001 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB760EngrossExpands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs" for the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit. Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify the Tax Credit. (SB...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB908EngrossEstablishes a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds. (SB908 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1000EngrossProhibits the issuance of building permits pursuant to an application initiated on or after January 1, 2020, for all new residential multi-family buildings that have ten or more parking stalls and new commercial buildings that have twenty or more par...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB341EngrossClarifies exemptions from licensure as a behavioral analyst for general education teachers, direct support workers, special education teachers, and teacher trainees working in collaboration with or under the supervision of licensed professionals. Req...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1539EngrossCodifies the right to a prompt bail hearing upon formal charge and detention. Establishes right to counsel at the bail hearing. (SB1539 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1401EngrossProvides that a pharmacy benefit manager may not prohibit the sharing of an insured individual's cost share for a prescription drug and clinical efficacy of a more affordable alternative drug and prevents penalization of a pharmacy or pharmacist for ...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB541EngrossSimplifies the list of manufactured cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Updates transdermal patches to department-approved transdermal devices in the medical cannabis dispensary laws, thereby including non-patc...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB485EngrossIncreases the amount of barrel tax deposited into the agricultural development and food security special fund. (SB485 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB1041EngrossProhibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or se...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB752EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1034EngrossClarifies that the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for advancing methodologies of digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Sunsets June 30, 2024. (SB1034 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB856EngrossRequires the Auditor to perform an operational audit of the academic and financial plans of the Department of Education. Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the ad...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB978EngrossAmends the disposition of unclaimed funds in the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to allocate funds under a certain amount to the Libraries Special Fund and to amend the threshold amount for funds transferred to the General Fund. Amends the time limit f...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1515EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii three to six out-of-school program for grades kindergarten through twelve. Authorizes the department of education to contract with private providers to furnish out-of-school programs for grades kindergarten through twelve, cond...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB768EngrossPermits certain minors to consent to treatment or counseling by a mental health professional. Requires, as part of the standard of care, the minor patient to be informed about confidentiality. Restricts disclosure of a minor's payment information for...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1371EngrossProhibits the abandonment of lay nets used for fishing. Authorizes DLNR to issue permits for the use and possession of lay nets. Requires DLNR to establish a comprehensive, statewide lay net education and enforcement program. (SB1371 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISR198PassEstablishing The Senate Special Investigating Committee On Covid-19.
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2020-05-28
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-28-20.
HISCR68IntroRequesting That The City And County Of Honolulu Prohibit Electric Scooters, Electric Bicycles, And Electric Trikes On Sidewalks.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISR35IntroRequesting That The City And County Of Honolulu Prohibit Electric Scooters, Electric Bicycles, And Electric Trikes On Sidewalks.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISR150PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Formalize And Make Mandatory The Submission Of The Order For Self-quarantine, Safe Travels Application, And Interisland Declaration Forms.
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2020-05-21
Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 2).
HISR151PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation, In Collaboration With The Hawaii Tourism Authority, To Develop A Travel Restriction Notification Procedure For Adoption By Any Passenger Airline Operating In The State.
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2020-05-21
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
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