Hawaii Senator Dru Kanuha [D]

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HISB388PassRequires DOE to establish a task force to create a system for evaluating and assessing all children and those who are exhibiting emergent or persistent behaviors, academic challenges, or chronic absenteeism and are in need of appropriate supports and...
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2019-07-12
Act 271, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1391).
HISB385PassRepeals defaults on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for sanctioning professional and vocational licensees. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 279, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1399).
HISB383PassRequires DOE to establish a mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training program and model risk referral protocol, based on existing materials created by DOH, for all public schools, including charter schools. Requires charter schools to...
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2019-07-12
Act 270, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1390).
HISB817PassEstablishes regulations for the sale of stored property insurance by self-service storage facility owners. Requires owners to hold a limited lines license to sell, solicit, or offer coverage under a stored property insurance policy. Effective 1/1/202...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 284, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1404).
HISB1058PassRequires the Attorney General to prepare a statement for each proposed constitutional amendment. Requires the Office of Elections and county clerks to make the statement available to the public. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 286, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1406).
HISB976PassEstablishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the Board of Education to report to the Legislature. Appropriates...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 285, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1405).
HISB9PassRequires the Hawaii public housing authority to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to reimburse Section 8 landlords for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage under certain circumstances. Appropriates funds. (CD...
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2019-07-09
Act 215, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317).
HISB660PassEstablishes a non-compliant state identification card for individuals that are unable to provide an updated photograph and documentation in person as required by the REAL ID Act of 2005. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 233, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335).
HISB980PassDefines, for the purpose of compulsory education, a private school to be an education institution that teaches kindergarten through grade twelve and that is licensed or accredited by specified licensing or accrediting organizations. Effective 7/1/202...
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2019-07-09
Act 227, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329).
HISB1442PassRequires the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of improving electric power systems data access and transparency in order to make informed decisions. Establishes guiding principles. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 239, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).
HISB1405VetoRequires public school teachers and educators to confiscate electronic cigarettes from students under 21 years of age. Requires the Department of Health to establish a Safe Harbor Program by which persons under the age of 21 may dispose of electronic...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1385).
HISB1039PassPermits persons convicted of certain prostitution offenses to file a motion to vacate the conviction if the defendant is not convicted of another offense under the Penal Code within three years of the prostitution offense and without regard to the de...
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2019-07-05
Act 176, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278).
HISB1406PassRequires supervision of physician assistants by physician groups. Permits supervising physicians or groups to establish practice-appropriate record review policies. Establishes continuing education requirements and authorizes audits to enforce compli...
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2019-07-05
Act 181, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1283).
HISB398PassDirects the department of human services, in partnership with the state procurement office, to provide training on government procurement and other relevant procedures to nonprofit organizations that offer homeless outreach services or manage homeles...
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2019-07-03
Act 162, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264).
HISB981PassRepeals the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. (CD1)
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2019-07-03
Act 161, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263).
HISB390PassRequires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2019-07-01
Act 153, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255).
HISB375PassRequires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan...
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2019-07-01
Act 151, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253).
HISB661PassGrants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking fee exemption, high occupancy vehicle lane use, ...
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2019-07-01
Act 143, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245).
HISB663PassEstablishes within the DOT a red light running committee to develop policy for pilot programs in the C&C of Honolulu, and Counties of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. (CD1)
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2019-06-28
Act 131, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233).
HISB1025PassRequires the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to develop and implement a plan to maximize the number of Kupuna Caregivers Program (Program) participants and submit a copy of the Program plan to the 2020 Legislature. Authorizes EOA to adopt administrat...
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2019-06-28
Act 126, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228).
HISB1440PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to des...
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2019-06-12
Act 052, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153).
HISB1033PassEstablishes licensure of midwives. Temporarily exempts birth attendants and exempts Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements. Establishes task force. Appropriates funds. (SB1033 HD2)
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2019-05-01
Act 032, 04/30/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133).
HISR166PassRequesting The United States Postal Service To Issue A Commemorative Postage Stamp In Honor Of Alfred Aholo Apaka.
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2019-04-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB1378PassClarifies that owners of chassis used for transporting shipping containers are exempt from the requirement to keep a certificate of registration within the chassis. Authorizes these businesses to keep the original certificate of registration, motor v...
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2019-04-29
Act 031, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132).
HISB1297EngrossRequires an application for motor vehicle registration to include additional identifying information. Requires the counties to fine the legal or registered owner of an abandoned or derelict vehicle. Requires the legal or registered owner to have up-t...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 225.
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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2019-04-26
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 870).
HISB1310EngrossEstablishes the individual housing accounts savings program, board, and administrative fund. Imposes a ten per cent penalty on certain distributions. Allows individual housing accounts for dependent children. Expands authorized uses of individual hou...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 423.
HISB1436EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SB1436 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 312.
HISB365EngrossChanges the annual $35,000,000 rolling cap and $15,000,000 per qualified production cap for the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit. Authorizes an additional percentage of the Tax Credit for certain qualified post-pro...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:01PM in conference room 224.
HISB380PassImposes the transient accommodations tax on mandatory resort fees and requires that those fees be included in gross rental or gross rental proceeds. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Act 020, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121).
HISB638PassAdds unlicensed sale of liquor and unlicensed manufacture of liquor as offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture and increases the grade of the offense of unlicensed sale of liquor to a class C felony. Amends definitions of "organized crim...
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2019-04-24
Act 015, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116).
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
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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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
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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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HISB1288PassPermits a condominium board to direct the use of an electronic voting device at any condominium association meeting regardless of whether a secret ballot is used or required. Requires a condominium board to take reasonable steps to ensure secrecy and...
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2019-04-24
Act 014, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115).
HISCR204PassUrging The Establishment Of A Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Task Force To Develop A Sui Generis Legal System To Recognize And Protect Native Hawaiian Cultural Intellectual Property, Traditional Cultural Expressions, And Genetic Resources.
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
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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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
HISCR28PassUrging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Manage The Waianae Kai Forest And Restore Water Flow In Waianae Streams For Native Hawaiian Traditional And Customary Practices And Implementation Of The Waianae Kai Wildfire Preparedness Plan.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR49PassUrging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Transfer Management Of All Submerged Lands, The Boat Launch Ramp, And Any Related Boat Launch Ramp Facilities Located At The Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area From The Division Of Aquatic Resou...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR86PassRequesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism To Conduct A Study On Potential Industries, Other Than Tourism, To Promote Economic Development In The County Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR70PassRequesting The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs To Conduct An Independent Fiscal Audit Of All Limited Liability Corporations Created Or Controlled By The Office.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISR120PassRequesting The University Of Hawaii Office Of Internal Audit To Conduct An Audit Of Various Programs At The University Of Hawaii West Oahu That Receive Extramural Funding, Including Title Iii Grant Funding.
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2019-04-23
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISCR136PassUrging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry And Wildlife To Document The History Of Exemplary Contributions Made By Community Members, Including Kupuna, Conservationists, And Citizens.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR147PassEncouraging The Hawaii Housing Finance And Development Corporation To Reevaluate The Rental Assistance Program.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB464PassAuthorizes a property owner or agent to enter adjacent property with albizia trees under certain conditions, including consulting with a tree arborist and providing written notice, to control albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides a def...
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2019-04-22
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 013, 04/17/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1114).
HISCR205PassUrging The State Board On Geographic Names To Consult With Community Members Who Have Direct Traditional, Cultural, And Familial Ties To The District Of Puna To Establish Appropriate Names For The Fissure 8 Vent And Other Features Of The 2018 Eruptio...
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR209PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources Division Of Boating And Ocean Recreation And County Of Hawaii To Work Together To Identify And Pursue The Best Plan Of Action To Address Issues At Kahaluu Beach Park On Hawaii Island.
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
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