Hawaii Senator Dru Kanuha [D]

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HISB116Engross
50%
Authorizes the issuance of special number plates to commemorate Duke Kahanamoku. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 804).
HISB2285Engross
50%
Amends the functions and duties of the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Clarifies the definition of "health care". Establishes a task force known as the Hui Hoomana. Establishes positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD3)
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2024-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 803).
HISB2284Engross
50%
Establishes a two-year program at the University of Hawaii to develop a wildfire forecast system for the State using artificial intelligence. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 803).
HISB582Engross
50%
Makes emergency appropriations for certain FEMA-ineligible and FEMA-eligible costs related to the State's response to the August 2023 wildfires and to fund the One Ohana Bank Trust Account to compensate victims of the Maui wildfires. Repeals general ...
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-23-24 2:00PM; Conference Room 309.
HISB2070Engross
50%
Exempts career and technical education goods and services purchases by the Department of Education from the State Procurement Code. Requires the Department of Education to acquire three verbal or written quotes for career and technical education purc...
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-24 1:45PM; Conference Room 229.
HISB572Engross
50%
Authorizes and specifies conditions under which the Department of Agriculture may declare a biosecurity emergency, during which the Department and Governor may take certain actions to prevent the establishment or spread of pests and prohibited or res...
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2024-04-22
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 9:00 am]

Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-23-24 9:00AM in conference room 325.
HISB2257Engross
50%
Authorizes the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to consider qualified individuals with at least an associate's degree or high school diploma with comparable education and coursework, industry experience, and content expertise to teach career and techni...
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-23-24 1:30PM; Conference Room 229.
HISB2337Engross
50%
Expands the counties' authorization to exercise the same powers as the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation for purposes of developing, constructing, financing, refinancing, or providing mixed-use developments. Applies to bond proceeds ...
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2024-04-22
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 791).
HISB2345Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of Law Enforcement to coordinate crisis intervention training for state and county law enforcement agencies. Establishes positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD2)
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-24 1:40PM; Conference Room 016.
HISB2937Engross
50%
Repeals the sunset date for the exemption of laboratory school programs of the Hawaiian language college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from state English-medium standards, assessments, performance ratings, staff qualifications, and staff traini...
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-24 1:45PM; Conference Room 229.
HISB3290Engross
50%
Requires the Disability and Communication Access Board to convene a working group to study the state of American Sign Language interpretation services in Hawaii. Requires a report to the Legislature. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-24 1:45PM; CR 329.
HISB1099Engross
50%
Clarifies the authority of the counties to use county surcharge on state tax revenues for housing infrastructure costs for county-supported housing projects. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD2)
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2024-04-19
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 722).
HISB2819Engross
50%
Requires vehicles traveling ten miles per hour or more below the posted speed limit on a two-lane highway, behind which five vehicles are formed in a line, to pull over where possible to let the trailing vehicles pass or overtake. Effective 7/1/3000....
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24 @ 10:00 am]

Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-24-24 10:00AM in conference room 329.
HISB2289Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Health to include in its annual report regarding Kalaupapa Settlement details and updated information, as available, regarding the permanent transfer to other qualified governmental or qualified nongovernmental entities of ...
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2024-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 694).
HISB2362Engross
50%
Appropriates funds for statewide research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens, production and distribution of pathogen-free ornamental ginger plants, and outreach to ornamental producers. Effectiv...
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2024-04-18
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 759).
HISB2556Engross
50%
Permanently establishes and appropriates funds for the Community Outreach Court as a division of the District Court of the First Circuit. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD3)
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2024-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 694).
HISB2322Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Health to continue water sampling and analysis of Tier 1 beaches during brown water advisories, with certain exceptions and under certain conditions. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-04-16
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 737).
HISCR63PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Prioritize Remediation Of The Flooding Issues Present On Route 11 Around Mile Post Sixty As A Safety Project.
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2024-04-16
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR64PassUrging The State And Counties To Prioritize And Direct All Available Resources To Supporting Coordinated Interagency Collaboration And Public-private Partnerships Aimed At Addressing The Ongoing Fentanyl Epidemic.
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2024-04-16
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB1532Engross
50%
Establishes the Hawaii leadership awards program to honor persons from Hawaii who have made considerable and outstanding contributions to the State and who serve as an inspiration to others. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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2024-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678).
HISB2286Engross
50%
Permits the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to enter into contracts with eligible employers or registered apprenticeship programs in the private sector to provide on-the-job training to eligible interns. Requires the Department of Human ...
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2024-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678).
HISB2291Engross
50%
Establishes advisory boards, focused on workforce development, for the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, and Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD2)
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2024-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 678).
HISCR5Engross
50%
Urging The Prompt Implementation Of The Hawaii Electronic Information Technology Accessibility Act On Or Before December 31, 2024.
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2024-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR166Engross
50%
Urging Pertinent State Agencies To Commit To Providing Culturally Appropriate Resources, Services, And Programs For Native Hawaiian Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities And Their Families And Care Providers.
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2024-04-15
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISR5PassUrging The Prompt Implementation Of The Hawaii Electronic Information Technology Accessibility Act On Or Before December 31, 2024.
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2024-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR51PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Prioritize Remediation Of The Flooding Issues Present On Route 11 Around Mile Post Sixty As A Safety Project.
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2024-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR52PassUrging The State And Counties To Prioritize And Direct All Available Resources To Supporting Coordinated Interagency Collaboration And Public-private Partnerships Aimed At Addressing The Ongoing Fentanyl Epidemic.
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2024-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR140PassReaffirming The State's Commitment To Providing Culturally Appropriate Resources, Services, And Programs For Native Hawaiian Individuals And Families Experiencing Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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2024-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR3PassUrging The United States Geological Survey To Conduct Topographical Surveys, Particularly Within Lava-flow Hazard Zones 1 And 2, To Update Its Long-term Lava-flow Hazard Map Of Hawaii Island.
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2024-04-02
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR17Intro
25%
Requesting The Hawaii Public Housing Authority To Utilize The State's Rental Supplement Program To Provide Homeowners Insurance Premium Assistance To Housing Owners Who Rent Or Lease To Qualified Kupuna A Mortgage Property Within Designated Lava Zone...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Housing Committee
HISR9Intro
25%
Requesting The Hawaii Public Housing Authority To Utilize The State's Rental Supplement Program To Provide Homeowners Insurance Premium Assistance To Housing Owners Who Rent Or Lease To Qualified Kupuna A Mortgage Property Within Designated Lava Zone...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB86Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, to update the State Agriculture Functional Plan to include other agricultural economic updates that expand the State's priority on food b...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB1488Engross
50%
Requires the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, in consultation with livestock industry stakeholders, to conduct a study to assess the effects of heat stress on beef cattle during interisland ocean transportatio...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB744Engross
50%
Requires the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to classify the fungal pathogen that causes coffee leaf rust as an invasive species in its administrative rules and to direct available funding for mitigation efforts, research, and prevention or control a...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB281Engross
50%
Establishes a state income tax deduction for eligible contributions made to a college savings program established under chapter 256, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 6/30/3000. Applies to taxable years beginning after an unspecified date. (HD1)
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB156Engross
50%
Requires the Board of Education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one community forum in each county. Requires the Board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items. Requires a report to the Legisl...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB782Engross
50%
Establishes and appropriates funds for a grant program in the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to taro farmers in meeting the costs of cultivating taro for consumption. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB106Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of Health to require the Department of Education to report coronavirus disease 2019 potential outbreaks or other public health emergencies and related information in a manner most appropriate to public health and safety, as ...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB62Engross
50%
Reestablishes the Hawaii medical education special fund. Appropriates funds into and out of the Hawaii medical education special fund to the John A. Burns School of Medicine for graduate medical education and training programs, to create more residen...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB735Engross
50%
Exempts the instream use of water for commercial kalo cultivation conducted in a manner consistent with traditional and customary Native Hawaiian practices and on traditional kalo lands from the existing process for the disposition of water rights. E...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB304Engross
50%
Effective 7/1/2025, establishes the visitor impact fee program within the department of land and natural resources, through which the department will collect a fee from visitors for a license to visit a state park, forest, hiking trail, or other stat...
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB500Engross
50%
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to establish additional permanent mental health practitioner positions within the Division of Student Success' Counseling and Student Development Center. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB75Engross
50%
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to inventory historic properties and burial sites in the State, collect data on burial site locations, and conduct an archaeological surface survey. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB1129Engross
50%
Amends the procurement threshold for small purchases. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)
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2024-03-25
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).
HISB578Engross
50%
Allows a retirant to be employed without reenrollment in the Employees' Retirement System and without loss or interruption of retirement benefits if the retirant is employed as an investigator in a position identified by the Department of the Attorne...
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2024-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB3335Engross
50%
Establishes the Hawaii Cannabis and Hemp Authority and Cannabis and Hemp Control Board within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to regulate all aspects of the cannabis plant. Beginning 1/1/2026, legalizes the personal adult use of canna...
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2024-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISCR16Intro
25%
Requesting The Hawaii Property Insurance Association To Expand Coverage To Commercial Properties.
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2024-03-22
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISR68Intro
25%
Requesting The Director Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs To Convene A Working Group To Study And Devise Comprehensive Strategies To Restore Accessible Insurance Options To Residents And Commercial Businesses In Lava Zones 1 And 2.
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2024-03-22
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISCR82Intro
25%
Requesting The Director Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs To Convene A Working Group To Study And Devise Comprehensive Strategies To Restore Accessible Insurance Options To Residents And Commercial Businesses In Lava Zones 1 And 2.
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2024-03-22
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISB2814Engross
50%
Directs the Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Agribusiness Development Corporation and the counties, to conduct an agricultural water infrastructure study for the State of Hawaii. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-03-21
To House Finance Committee
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