Hawaii Senator Clarence Nishihara [D]

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HISB163IntroAmends 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 at its discretion, if requested by the victim. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 697) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB159IntroRequires any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a motor vehicle driver's license or identification card to be automatically registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines. Prohibits the Examiner of Drivers from transmittin...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 752) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB244IntroExpands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made to needy persons by organizations. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor reasonably believes in good faith that the food remains fit for ...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB459IntroAuthorizes the department of the attorney general to develop and implement a state program to issue firearm qualification certifications to qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in the State pursuant to the federal L...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 700) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB513IntroIncreases the fireworks display permit fee from $110 to $150 and the fine for certain fireworks violations from $2,000 per violation to $5,000 per violation. Clarifies that each aerial device, display firework, or article pyrotechnic having a total w...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB607IntroRemoves the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project and Keawe street apartments. Exempts the Keawe street apartments from the application of the historic preservation provisions of chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statut...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB599IntroBeginning July 1, 2024, requires massage therapy licensees to complete twelve hours of continuing education within the two-year period preceding the renewal date, two hours of which shall include first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or emergency...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB829IntroAdds coercive control as part of the petty misdemeanor offense of abuse of a family or household member to the pilot program to strengthen state and county responses to domestic violence and increase violator accountability established by Act 19, Reg...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 754) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB726IntroProhibits the issuance of warrants that permit entry by an officer to a house, store, or other building without first audibly declaring the officer's office and business, including no-knock warrants. Requires law enforcement officers serving an arres...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 692) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB828IntroGrants exclusive original jurisdiction in matters of divorce to the family court of the circuit in which an applicant is domiciled at the time the application is filed. Repeals the requirement that a person be domiciled or physically present in the S...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 693) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB764IntroAdds a permanent commercial driver's license disqualification for a commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit holder who is convicted of a felony involving a severe form of trafficking in persons, without the possibility of reinstate...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB615IntroRequires all moped and motor scooter rental companies to ensure the rider wears a safety helmet supplied either by the rental company or by the renter prior to operating the moped or motor scooter. Exempts riders with a motorcycle license from this r...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB766IntroAllows a penalty of up to $5,000 for the fourth or subsequent violations of the motor carrier law within one calendar year.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB664IntroRequires the Department of Public Safety to develop the new Oahu Community Correctional Center. Takes effect 5/6/2137. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB611IntroMakes permanent the regulation of behavior analysts. Effective 6/29/2021.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB696IntroExtends the date on which the temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts shall cease to exist to August 31, 2025. Permits less than a quorum of commission members to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a c...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB827IntroIncreases the categories of women required to be covered for mammogram screenings. Requires the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography to include digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Defines "digital breast to...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB602IntroProhibits certain contracts for managed care entered into after June 30, 2021, from containing a provision that authorizes a pharmacy benefit manager to reimburse a contracting pharmacy on a maximum allowable cost basis, and voids any such provisions...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB758IntroIncreases from three grams to thirty grams: (1) the minimum amount of marijuana that a defendant must possess to be charged with a petty misdemeanor; and (2) the maximum amount of marijuana that a defendant convicted of possessing marijuana could hav...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB838IntroAllows the executive office of aging to relax the thirty-hour employment requirement for qualified caregivers under the Kupuna Caregivers Program during a state-declared state of emergency. Adds the option of kupuna caregiver-directed services to the...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB975IntroEstablishes procedures for audits of pharmacies conducted by a health care provider, insurance company, third-party payor, sickness insurance provider, mutual benefit society, dental service corporation, health maintenance organization, or any entity...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1243IntroRequires the State to phase out the use of private correctional facilities to incarcerate Hawaii inmates. Prohibits the construction of new correctional facilities or the expansion of existing correctional facilities without the approval of the Hawai...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1368IntroCreates the Kawaihapai Airfield Revitalization Task Force to keep Kawaihapai Airfield open, provided that necessary issues are addressed. Requires the task force to report to the legislature. Effective 5/6/2137. Sunsets on June 30, 2022. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISCR43IntroAcknowledging And Urging Turkey And Iraq To Recognize The Genocide Committed Against Assyrians Between 1915-1933.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISCR49IntroAcknowledging The Forthcoming Centennial Of The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR45IntroRequesting The Convening Of A Working Group To Examine And Make Recommendations Regarding Gleaning In State And County Parks.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISCR47IntroUrging The Department Of Veterans Affairs To Recognize A Presumptive Service Connection For Chronically Ill Veterans Who Were Stationed At Kunia Field On The Island Of Oahu.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISCR48IntroRequesting The United States Marine Corps To Complete An Environmental Impact Statement For The Shoreline Stabilization Project At The Puuloa Range Training Facility.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB610EngrossProhibits a public member of any board or commission under DCCA's purview from being engaged in the occupation that the board or commission regulates; being associated with a member of the occupation that the board or commission regulates that result...
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2021-03-03
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 11:10 am]
To House Government Reform Committee
HISB767IntroLegalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of cannabis in a specified quantity. Requires licensing to operate cannabis establishments. Subjects cannabis establishments to excise taxes and income taxes. (SD1)
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB576IntroRequires licensed used motor vehicle part dealers to obtain a written statement by a seller of a catalytic converter that the seller has the lawful right to sell and dispose of the catalytic converter. Requires a seller of a catalytic converter to pr...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1285IntroRequires any hospital that serves a community including more than five hundred COFA benefit recipients to establish diversity and inclusion training for all staff, and to hire interpreters and community healthcare workers as necessary to bridge the l...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB65EngrossAllows direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. Requires the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and regulations. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB167IntroEstablishes green infrastructure objectives and policies for state facility systems in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds definition of "green infrastructure". Requires the office of planning...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB243IntroRequires the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to develop a strategic plan that outlines benchmarks to achieve a 100% renewable energy portfolio standard and to submit the strategic plan to the Legislature before the Regular Session of 2023. Requires t...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB375IntroRequires the department of transportation to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of repairing or renovating the Kalaeloa airport air traffic control tower. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB479IntroRequires the department of agriculture to collaborate with agricultural growers and researchers to develop and implement a program to safely distribute disease- and insect-free tropical plant materials to Hawaii farmers. Requires the department of ag...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB496IntroEstablishes a task force to identify the top ten fruits or vegetables that are imported into the State but may be commercially grown in the State. Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the production of those fruits or vegetables to obviate the...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB830IntroDirects the department of human resources development to convene a working group of stakeholders to update and create policies and procedures relating to telework and alternative work schedules to address the caregiving responsibilities and other nee...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB820IntroExtends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2024. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Specifies that the nursing facility sustainability fee lim...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM/CPN will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 9:35AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB732IntroDirects the legislative reference bureau to conduct a study examining the efficacy of the Hawaii CARES program offered by the department of health's behavioral health administration adult mental health division. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB702IntroRequires the committee on weights to submit a report to the legislature detailing any changes to the funding formula within thirty days of the final report. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB762IntroRequires the department of accounting and general services to develop and implement an enhanced security plan for the state capitol and surrounding grounds. Amends provisions regarding the internal governance of the state capitol management committee...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 1:40PM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB614IntroRetroactively exempts from state income tax, unemployment compensation and pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) received from March 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Requires the department of taxation to allow taxpayers to credit the state income tax...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB755IntroRequires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to DLNR for the preservation and protection of the environment. Takes effect 1/1/2023. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on CPN/WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB619IntroAmends provisions concerning fitness to proceed examinations in criminal proceedings to specify circumstances in which qualified advanced practice registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority who hold an accred...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Gabbard, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Kim ; 2 No(es): Senator(s) Acasio, Fevella; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB694IntroCodifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and indicators.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB620IntroAuthorizes advanced practice registered nurses to certify whether a person is totally disabled under the income tax code. Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to make capacity determinations. Adds advanced practice registered nurses as prim...
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2021-03-02
The committee on JDC deferred the measure.
HISB1311IntroRequires the department of education to establish food waste and zero-emission vehicle goals as part of the sustainable schools initiative. Requires annual reports to the legislature. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1391IntroRequires the procurement policy board to adopt specific rules relating to life-cycle cost analysis by December 31, 2021. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
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