Hawaii Senator Gil Keith-agaran [D]

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HISB766Intro
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Beginning 7/1/2025, requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division to contract its review of proposed state projects, and projects affecting historic properties to third party consultants if the projects in...
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2023-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB36Engross
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Specifies that a person may be tried and sentenced for certain alleged felony offenses through the complaint and preliminary hearing process, indictment by grand jury, or by written information. Specifies that multiple attempts to initiate a felony p...
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2023-02-02
Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Ihara). Transmitted to House.
HISB280Intro
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Allows the Department of Education to create temporary positions under certain conditions. Amends the requirement that the Department of Education report the creation of temporary positions to the Department of Budget and Finance by requiring that th...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
HISB340Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for the rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, and repair of housing units.
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2023-02-02
The committee(s) on HOU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HOU were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Chang, Kanuha, Aquino, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Rhoads.
HISB387Intro
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Requires governmental bodies to obtain written approval from the Administrator of the State Procurement Office to cancel invitations for bids, requests for proposals, or other solicitations, or reject bids or proposals. Prohibits post-award remedial ...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB720Intro
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Adds an exception to mandatory disclosure of government records for deliberative and pre-decisional government inter-agency or intra-agency records concerning an agency decision about a government action. From July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027, req...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB816Intro
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Allows students to complete computer science courses as a substitute for science credits at the high school level to count towards graduation requirements. Requires a computer science course credit as a graduation requirement at the high school level...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
HISB749Intro
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Requires the Public Access Room to establish and maintain an outreach and engagement program for primary, secondary, post-secondary, and community education and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position to assist in effectuat...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB891Intro
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Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide menstrual products at no cost in specified restrooms of public buildings maintained by that department. Appropriates funds.
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 7 @ 3:50 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB859Intro
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Establishes priority for projects that are awarded funds from the Rental Housing Revolving Fund that are owned by the State or an organization obliged to reinvest financial surplus generated by a completed project into a newly constructed housing pro...
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2023-02-02
The committee(s) on HOU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HOU were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Chang, Kanuha, Aquino, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Rhoads.
HISB752Intro
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Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to establish a working group to conduct a study to identify state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow certain residents, including residents with disabili...
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2023-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Labor and Technology Committee
HISB917Intro
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Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections.
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2023-02-02
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, Gabbard, Elefante, San Buenaventura, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB813Intro
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Requires the Judiciary to increase the hourly fees, mileage reimbursement rate, and commuter-time compensation rate for court interpreters. Appropriates funds.
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2023-02-02
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Gabbard, Elefante, San Buenaventura, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1086Intro
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Amends the composition and duties of the state highway safety council.
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2023-02-02
The committee(s) on TCA recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in TCA were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Lee, Inouye, Elefante, Keohokalole, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1087Intro
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Renames the state highway safety council as the state highway safety and modernization council and amends the composition and duties of the council.
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2023-02-02
To Senate Transportation and Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1438Intro
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Transfers the Office of Consumer Protection from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection to the Department of the Attorney General.
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2023-02-02
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB31Intro
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Increases the real property exemption amount for attachment or execution. (SD1)
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2023-02-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1Intro
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Authorizes licensed physician assistants to perform certain abortions. Declares a law of another state that authorizes a person to bring a civil action against a person who: terminates or seeks to terminate a pregnancy; performs or induces the termin...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on HHS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HHS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Aquino, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Awa; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB69Intro
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Includes the establishment of a consistent and balanced framework for developing and implementing sea level rise adaptation strategies as an objective of the Coastal Zone Management Program. Includes the promotion of research, study, and understandin...
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2023-02-01
[Hearing: Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB70Intro
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Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to pursue and obtain accreditation for the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Program from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Appropriates funds.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on WTL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WTL were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Inouye, Elefante, Chang, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) McKelvey.
HISB64Intro
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Requires issuers of Medigap insurance in the State to accept an eligible individual's application for coverage at any time throughout the year and prohibits issuers from denying the applicant a Medigap policy or certificate or make any premium rate d...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on HHS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HHS were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Aquino, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB35Intro
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Appropriates funds for the Judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons. (SD1)
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2023-02-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB98Intro
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Requires the Auditor to audit the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Aquatic Resources Division's expenditures of funds received from the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program. Requires a report to the Legislature.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on WTL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WTL were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Inouye, Elefante, Chang, McKelvey, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB420Intro
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Establishes the sustainable food systems working group within the department of agriculture. Requires the working group to submit a plan, any recommendations for implementing the plan, and any proposed legislation to the legislature. Appropriates fun...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Awa.
HISB369Intro
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Prohibits the Department of Public Safety from receiving any commission payment from telephone service providers based on inmate phone calls. Prohibits the Department of Public Safety from entering into or renewing any contract with any privately own...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB422Intro
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Makes a housekeeping amendment to section 341-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete a reference to a repealed section.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Awa.
HISB384Intro
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Authorizes each county to adopt ordinances to enforce the design, construction and signage requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; part III of chapter 291, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and any administrative rules...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
HISB372Intro
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Provides that a law enforcement officer has a duty to intervene if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes that another law enforcement officer is using or is about to use unnecessary or excessive force on an arrestee. Requires the law enforc...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on PSM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in PSM were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Wakai, Elefante, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB511Intro
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Appropriates funds to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program to identify efficient agriculture equipment and retrofit engines to meet the United States Environmental Protection Agency's standards. Requires a report to the Legis...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB504Intro
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Beginning 12/31/2026, prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, distribution for sale, and distribution for use of any food packaging, food service ware, cosmetic, or personal care product that contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl subst...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Rhoads, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Richards, DeCoite ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB520Intro
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Establishes the farmer succession pilot program within the Department of Agriculture. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the pilot program and farmer apprentice mentoring program.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB445Intro
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Increases civil penalties for the violation of various pollution provisions. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) environmental health specialist position.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB683Intro
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Extends the State's energy-efficiency portfolio standards from 2030 to 2045. Authorizes the public utilities commission to establish interim goals. Clarifies that certain demand response programs and related activities count toward the portfolio stan...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB647Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to extend the lease of any lessee who holds a lease with a remaining term of fifteen years or less; provided that the land covered by the lease is twenty-five acres or less and located in a county with a popul...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Awa; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB817Intro
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Amends the definition of "eligible business activity" to include the processing of value-added agricultural products grown within an enterprise zone and the development or production of renewable energy.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB786Intro
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Requires government entities to seek reimbursement for search and rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after ignoring warning signs, leaving a hiking trail to enter a prohibited area, or hiking on a trail closed to the public.
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on PSM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in PSM were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Wakai, Elefante, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB896Intro
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Prohibits a covered entity from disclosing communication or information relating to reproductive health care services. Prohibits the issuance of a subpoena in connection with an out-of-state proceeding relating to reproductive health care services le...
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2023-02-01
The committee(s) on HHS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HHS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Aquino, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Awa; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1098Intro
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Provides that the State or a county that repairs or maintains a street of which the ownership or jurisdiction is in dispute between the State and the county shall be immune from liability for personal injuries or property damage arising out of the re...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1097Intro
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Specifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road solely through maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to transfer ownership of roads in favor of counties by quitclaim if requested by t...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1020Intro
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Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for medication used for the treatment of obesity or weight loss management for a covered individual who is overweight and has one or more rel...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
HISB1044Intro
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Appropriates moneys to hire school-based youth mental health specialists for Hawaii Department of Education schools.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
HISB18Intro
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Requires domestic and foreign corporations to provide their shareholders with reports of independent expenditures and political contributions.
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2023-01-31
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Richards, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB77Intro
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Before the transfer of non-agricultural park lands, authorizes the Department of Agriculture to request information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources related to the establishment of necessary and reasonable easements upon the lands. A...
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2023-01-31
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB67Intro
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Prohibits any commercial vendor from presetting commercial beach equipment on any public beach under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, unless the customer is physically present. Requires commercial vendors to expeditio...
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2023-01-31
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Richards, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB113Intro
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Clarifies that in calculating whether a product labeled "Made in Hawaii" has met the requirement that at least fifty-one per cent of the wholesale value of the product is added by manufacture, processing, or production within the State, operating and...
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2023-01-31
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Richards, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB157Intro
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Repeals the exemption granted to churches by Act 22, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, relating to bonding requirements and fee requirements for licenses, renewals, and reinstatements of licenses applicable to cemeteries and funeral trusts. Clarifies that...
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2023-01-31
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB299Intro
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Authorizes the Legislature to specify the form for which the proposed budgets of the Executive branch, Judiciary branch, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs are submitted to the Legislature.
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2023-01-31
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB297Intro
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Requires organizations to obtain legislative approval prior to the disposition of land that was acquired with state grants.
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2023-01-31
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB296Intro
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Establishes a submission deadline for various reports to the legislature that currently do not have a deadline.
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2023-01-31
The committee(s) on GVO recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in GVO were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) McKelvey, San Buenaventura, Wakai, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard.
HISB341Intro
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Increases the minimum required liability coverage for accidental harm and destruction of property for motor vehicle insurance policies in the State.
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2023-01-31
The committee(s) on TCA recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in TCA were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Lee, Keohokalole; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Elefante ; 2 No(es): Senator(s) Inouye, Awa; and 0 Excused: none.
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