Hawaii Senator Donovan Cruz [D]

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HISB36IntroProhibits discrimination, including in advertisements for available real property, based on participation in a housing assistance program, or requirements related to participation in housing assistance programs, in rental transactions and requirement...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB219IntroImposes extended terms of imprisonment for certain offenses against property rights negligently committed on agricultural lands. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB232IntroIncreases the maximum civil penalty for littering from $500 to $1,000. Increases the maximum fine for the offense of criminal littering from $1,000 to $5,000.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
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.
HISB348IntroRepeals the requirement that noncarbonated bottled water be transported, stored, processed, or bottled through lines or equipment through which only water is passed. Updates the requirement that all bottled water shall meet standards prescribed by th...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB510IntroAuthorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to delegate to the impacted counties the responsibility for certain historic preservation project reviews, provided that certain requirement...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
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.
HISB506IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for long-term debt restructuring of Wahiawa General Hospital. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB814IntroClarifies the process for applicants to apply to open and operate a charter school. Provides for penalties for authorizers who fail to timely comply with board decisions. (SD1)
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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.
HISB821IntroAllows a minor who has reached the age of 16 to petition the family court for emancipation, and directs the court regarding investigation of the petition, appointment of legal counsel and a guardian ad litem for the petitioner, and the findings neces...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB703IntroRequires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB596IntroProhibits holdover board members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority from holding office beyond the commencement of the next legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB798IntroRequires the Department of Accounting and General Services to purchase only zero-emission vehicles for its motor pool fleet beginning on 1/1/22. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services, in coordination with other state agencies, to...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB795IntroChanges the criteria for calculating the various fees that the department of land and natural resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors, including requiring that certain state small boat harbor fees be set at fair market value, a...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1313IntroRequires the Department of Agriculture to engage in a review of whether northern largemouth bass should be placed on the list of conditionally approved animals. Requires the Division of Aquatic Resources to establish a pilot program to restock northe...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1340IntroEnables the Hawaii medical board to license emergency ambulance service personnel and emergency medical responders. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB913IntroRequires persons who receive state funds and state financial assistance to donate unnecessary but functioning electronic devices, hardware, and televisions to nonprofit organizations that will refurbish and distribute them to eligible persons in the ...
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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.
HISB1329IntroCreates time limits to resolve protests to the awards of competitive sealed proposal contracts and procurements of professional services. (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, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1334IntroAllows the raising of the building height limit for two of the six parcels owned by the office of Hawaiian affairs in the Kakaako Makai area to four hundred feet. Lifts the current restriction against residential development in Kakaako Makai to allow...
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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: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Acasio, Lee, Fevella ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Kim; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB263IntroTransfers oversight of the "Made-in-Hawaii" program as it relates to manufactured products to the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Places the "Grown in Hawaii with Aloha" program under the management of the department of agr...
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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.
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.
HISB931IntroProhibits, after December 31, 2035, any new extension, improvements, overhauling, or refurbishing of any fossil fuel electricity generation or fossil-fuel powered electricity use for grid-tied battery energy storage, except for routine maintenance or...
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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.
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.
HISB1242IntroEstablishes a trauma-informed care task force within the department of health to make recommendations of trauma-informed care in the State. (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.
HISB1395IntroRequires the governor to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy within all boards and commissions within an unspecified period of time. Requires that holdover appointments are limited to an unspecified period of time, thereby creating a vacancy at t...
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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.
HISB245IntroRequires the Department of Education's existing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) working group to create a state plan to make completion of the FAFSA or an opt-out waiver a statewide graduation requirement by the 2023-2024 school year...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB262IntroAppropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB229IntroRequires departments to submit their annual reports concerning their non-general fund accounts to the Auditor in addition to the Legislature. Requires departments to include the status of implementing any recommendations made by the Auditor, and if n...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB226IntroTemporarily allows the governor to negotiate land exchanges to acquire lands suitable for long-term diversified agricultural production in return for state lands to be developed for affordable, workforce, and other housing. Requires legislative appro...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB270IntroAppropriates elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund (ESSER funds) moneys received by the State from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116-136, 2020, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental ...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB221IntroAllows the governor's coordinator on homelessness, in conjunction with the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness, to develop plans for the City and County of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui to coordinate the services and she...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB222IntroRequires the Comptroller's annual report to the Governor and to the Legislature to include a list of all accounts that were closed by the Comptroller during the immediately preceding fiscal year, and a list of accounts that remain open but that are s...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB246IntroEstablishes a state government realignment commission to periodically review the state executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB332IntroIncreases the minimum dollar amount of payments required to be preaudited. Allows rather than requires the comptroller to preaudit all proposed payments of expenditures. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB508IntroRequires the Department of Education to establish and administer an ocean safety and stewardship education program for all fourth grade students.
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB509IntroEstablishes criteria for industry certification awards to public high schools and appropriates funds to the Department of Education to incentivize public high schools to encourage students to obtain industry-recognized certifications. Requires the De...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB797IntroProvides the chief information officer with the authority to approve, or expedite the approval process of, a state agency's management information system project that is budgeted at or more than $1,000,000, or any other project the chief information ...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB815IntroEstablishes maintenance of effort provisions. Establishes a public education stabilization trust fund. Requires reports. Makes appropriations. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB813IntroRequires authorizers to provide to each charter schools it oversees a list of approved independent auditors.
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB589IntroEstablishes the University of Hawaii cancer center (UH cancer center), an organized research unit that conducts cancer research that is administered by a director appointed by the University of Hawaii's board of regents. Requires the UH cancer center...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Taniguchi ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB749IntroAllows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to build non-subsidized housing. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB663IntroEnacts an interstate compact to award prizes for the curing of diseases. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB962IntroTransfers operational authority of the Makai Research Pier (Pier) to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). Grandfathers in the current leases of the Pier. Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds for t...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB1305IntroRequires the department of accounting and general services to provide automotive support for work-related travel by employees of the State to minimize the size of motor pools.
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Moriwaki, Shimabukuro.
HISB266IntroAppropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM deferred the measure until 03-04-21 10:05AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB516IntroRequires the State board for career and technical education to oversee and review annually statewide data collection processes and reporting requirements related to the student attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies ...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
HISB666IntroEstablishes a green fee surcharge of $20 on transient accommodations for the purposes of funding workforce and services that promote certain environmental goals based on the total number of visitors to the State. Repeals on June 30, 2031. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Fevella; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1423EngrossEstablishes the stadium development district special fund. Provides for the sunset of the stadium special fund. Revises the general development guidance policies for the stadium development district and clarifies the respective roles of the stadium a...
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2021-02-24
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 69) in amended form (SD 2).
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