Hawaii Senator Gil Riviere [D]

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HISB2249IntroMakes it a civil and administrative violation for any person to engage in certain archeological activities without obtaining the required permission or approval from the department of land and natural resources.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2339IntroRequires the department of health to establish an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia training program for care workers whose work involves extensive contact with participants or residents. Specifies training curriculum and continuing education ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 31 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2303IntroDirects the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop and implement an emergency intervention plan for the Wahiawa dam and reservoir. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
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) K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Nishihara.
HISB2310IntroRequires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support pa...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2414IntroAmends ballot requirements to display candidates for the office of Hawaiian affairs, board of trustees, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2389IntroProhibits lessees who sell or transfer land from obtaining subsequent leases of the same class of land unless the subsequent lease is acquired pursuant to section 209 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, or the prior lease interest...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2387IntroAppropriates funds for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Office of Hawaiian Affairs as mandated by the Constitution of the State of Hawaii and Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2307IntroRequires that all state and state funded facilities have internet computer and wireless access filters to block access to pornography sites.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB2311IntroStrengthens campus safety and accountability procedures and protocols, including those relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related issues, at the University of Hawaii. Takes steps to extend...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:50 pm]
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2337IntroAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for six full-time (6.0 FTE) ombudsman specialist positions; two each on Oahu and Hawaii and one each on Kauai and Maui.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2334IntroLowers the age of crimes against seniors to sixty years of age, and makes certain criminal offenses against seniors applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the victim's age.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2369IntroRequires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2335IntroAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2336IntroRequires the thirty-day lapse or termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service, or other method of delivery requiring proof of delivery.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HMS were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara, Fevella.
HISB2341IntroAmends the definitions of "certificate of disability" and "person with a disability" to allow a person with a disability that does not limit or impair the ability to walk and needs special accommodations to enter and exit their vehicle to be issued a...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2474IntroRequires the use of best practices, as identified by DOA and Hawaii Ant Lab, for the treatment of little fire ants by pest control operators. Authorizes DOA and the pest control board to adopt rules to carry out the requirement. Requires DOA and the ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2313IntroProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2703IntroCreates a grant program and appropriates funding for a program to assist beginning farmers and ranchers to start farm or ranch operations.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2768IntroProvides a limited exemption from state licensure requirements to out-of-state physicians who accompany a sports team to a specific sporting event in Hawaii or are invited to provide services at a national sport training center, event, or competition...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2704IntroEstablishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program to provide up to 100% cost reimbursement to farming operations in the State for acquiring cover crop seeds or green manure. Establishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program manager position wit...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2712IntroUpdates the laws on agricultural cooperative associations and consumer cooperative associations with regard to, among other things, operations as resale agents, and conversions.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2756IntroWaives the requirement for section 401 water quality certification for certain small scale beach restoration projects authorized by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2725IntroAppropriates funds to the Hawaii emergency management agency to retrofit residential homes and buildings identified by the administrators or directors of the county emergency management agencies in coordination with property owners as suitable for us...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2729IntroAppropriates funds for the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Sea Grant College Program to support the sustainable growth of the local aquaculture industry by establishing 2 permanent aquaculture extensio...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2772IntroUpdates the definition of "usable cannabis" to mean the dried leaves and flowers of a plant from the genus Cannabis.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2759IntroRequires government entities that engage in search and rescue operations to seek reimbursement when the rescued person required search and rescue efforts because that person acted in disregard of that person's safety, including intentionally disregar...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2775IntroRequires the fuel tank advisory committee to meet twice within a same calendar year at least six months apart.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2707IntroAppropriates additional funding for the two-year agricultural theft and pilot project pursuant the Act 217, Session Laws of Hawaii (2019).
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2020-01-27
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2722IntroRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding by qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Requires reports to th...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2748IntroExempts gross proceeds from the sale of certain medical services from the general excise tax.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2564IntroRepeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund and creates a clean energy revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii green infrastructure authority. Funds the office through the dwelling unit revolving fund.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 31 @ 2:55 pm]
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2716IntroAdding new sources of revenue generated by the state veterinary laboratory and animal disease control that can be deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2660IntroEstablishes an Affordable Homeownership Revolving Fund within the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to provide loans to nonprofit housing development organizations, community development financial institutions and qualified nonprofit...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:25 pm]
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2758IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses and for 10 full-time equivalent (10.0 FTE) positions in the Department of Land and Natural Resources, as called for by the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2708IntroAuthorizes the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agr...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2724IntroProhibits the use of lead-based paint on outdoor structures after 12/31/21.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2706IntroAmends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure agricultural lands that are organized under a condominium property regime ar...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2697IntroDisallows dividends paid deduction for real estate investment trusts. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Sunsets 12/31/2023.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2718IntroAmends the Penal Code to establish the crime of sexual assault of an animal. Provides that the sexual assault of an animal is a class C felony or a class B felony if the offense subjects a minor to sexual contact with an animal or is committed in the...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2698IntroRequires that real estate investment trusts file returns reporting their shareholders' pro rata shares of net income and net income attributable to this State. Requires withholding on all payments to shareholders. Appropriates funds. Applies to taxab...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2733IntroEstablishes an intervenor compensation program to provide compensation to intervenors who make a substantial contribution to a Public Utilities Commission proceeding that produces a positive result or savings for consumers. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2744IntroAuthorizes a community choice aggregator to aggregate the electrical load of interested electricity customers within its boundaries. Requires the public utilities commission to adopt rules and submit a report to the legislature.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2778IntroRequires that, beginning 1/1/2023, only sunscreen products containing active ingredients classified by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a category I, generally recognized as safe and effective, ingredient, shall be sold, offered for ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2755IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, a state-wide assessment of pueo conservation status.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2702IntroTemporarily authorizes the Board of Agriculture to decide on a case-by-case basis which entities qualify for a non-agricultural park lease. Establishes conditions and qualifications for a lease. Sunsets 6/30/2025.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2711IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program. Requires a report to the Legislature.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2710IntroMakes an appropriation to fund 1 full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) agricultural appraiser position within the Department of Agriculture.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2701IntroGrants county agencies the right to enter property to investigate agricultural buildings and structures for violations of and compliance with building code exemption qualifications.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2506IntroAuthorizes the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used for certain capital improvements. Repeals on June 30, 2025.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2657IntroExtends the sunset date of Act 168, Session laws of Hawaii 2012, exempting electric vehicles from parking fees under certain conditions until 6/30/2028. Takes effect 6/30/2020.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
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