Hawaii Senator Gil Riviere [D]

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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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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
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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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB361IntroEstablishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the sale of groceries that are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), regardless of the means of purchase and the SNAP eligibility of the p...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
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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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB369IntroEstablishes the time of transfer wastewater system inspection program in the Department of Health to oversee the inspection and repair of any individual wastewater system at the time of sale or transfer of residential real property attached to the wa...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB793IntroRepeals the exemption of persons with disabilities from minimum wage requirements. Effective 1/1/2022. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
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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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB579IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the House of Aloha Enterprises LLC, with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities in Hawaii for the manufacturing and processing of certain products. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB819EngrossExtends the hospital sustainability program through 6/30/2024. Increases the maximum fee for inpatient care services to five and one-half per cent. Increases the amount of time hospitals have to pay the hospital sustainability fee from 30 days to 60 ...
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2021-02-24
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 61) in amended form (SD 2).
HISB788IntroImplements certain recommendations of the procurement policy review conducted pursuant to House Resolution No. 142, Regular Session of 2016. Allows a bidder to clarify and correct non-material or technical issues with subcontractor listings for up to...
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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: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Taniguchi ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB787IntroRequires that revenue estimates provided by the department of taxation to the legislature or to any executive or administrative office be accompanied by a description of the methodology used and assumptions made in providing the estimate. Requires th...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB938IntroSpecifies that moneys in the tourism emergency special fund are to be used exclusively for emergency measures directly related to safety and security initiatives necessary to respond to any tourism emergency.
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB850IntroCreates a task force jointly convened by the department of transportation and department of business, economic development, and tourism to provide equitable broadband access for historically marginalized, unserved, and underserved rural communities. ...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB1024IntroEstablishes a cannabinoid medicine program within the University of Hawaii to be administered by the John A. Burns school of medicine.
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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: 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.
HISB970IntroAuthorizes the establishment of a physician-patient relationship via a telehealth interaction, if the physician is licensed to practice medicine in the State. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Misalucha.
HISB1015IntroExpands Comptroller's duties to include the assessment of office space, including initiating, canceling, and renegotiating current and new leases, office space allocation, and telework infrastructure requirements for agencies and employees occupying ...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB1391IntroRequires the procurement policy board to adopt specific rules relating to life-cycle cost analysis by December 31, 2021. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-26-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
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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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Chang.
HISB340IntroAmends 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 condominium property regime projects within the agricultural district are us...
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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB696IntroExtends the date on which the temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts shall cease to exist to August 31, 2025. Permits less than a quorum of commission members to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a c...
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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
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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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
HISB576IntroRequires licensed used motor vehicle part dealers to obtain a written statement by a seller of a catalytic converter that the seller has the lawful right to sell and dispose of the catalytic converter. Requires a seller of a catalytic converter to pr...
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2021-02-23
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 10:25 am]

The committee(s) on JDC deferred the measure until 03-03-21 10:25AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB582IntroAmends the definition of "water pollutant" as used in chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to water pollution, to include plastic. (SD1)
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2021-02-23
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.
HISB911IntroClarifies existing, and establishes new, grant application process and eligibility requirements for organizations, including nonprofit organizations, that may receive a grant from the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-02-23
48 Hrs. Notice 03-04-21.
HISB912IntroAuthorizes a court to order the forfeiture of one-half of the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) benefits of an ERS member, former member, or retirant upon conviction of the individual for a felony related to the State or county employment of the ind...
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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
HISB935EngrossEstablishes the Office of Aerospace Development in the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation instead of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Repeals references to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Sy...
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2021-02-23
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB1004IntroBeginning with the 2021-2022 school year, requires the department of education to include the teaching of financial literacy in the personal/transition plan requirement for each student.
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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
HISB1021IntroProhibits selling, transferring, conveying, or otherwise disposing of or offering for sale any plots, crypts, or niches having an authorized capacity limit of fewer than ten sets of cremated human remains or burials prepared consistent with tradition...
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2021-02-23
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1244IntroDefines serious crime as murder or attempted murder in the first degree or class A felony, or a call B or C felony involving violence of threat of violence. Allows the court to determine if bail may be denied where the charge is for a serious crime. ...
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2021-02-23
The committee on JDC deferred the measure.
HISB1401IntroDirects the department of transportation to fashion a complete streets policy and reporting requirements. (SD1)
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2021-02-23
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.
HISB1385EngrossRequires the department of education to develop a reorganization plan to provide students and schools with centralized transportation services. Requires the department of education to develop a plan to provide students with more locally produced food...
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2021-02-23
To House Education Committee
HISB1368IntroCreates the Kawaihapai Airfield Revitalization Task Force to keep Kawaihapai Airfield open, provided that necessary issues are addressed. Requires the task force to report to the legislature. Sunsets on June 30, 2022. (SD1)
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2021-02-23
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.
HISB376IntroProhibits use, sale, alteration, or installation of motor vehicle mufflers that emit more than 95 decibels of sound.
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2021-02-19
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-24-21 9:45AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB697IntroDesignates January as "Kalaupapa Month".
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB695IntroDesignates November 28 of each year as La Kuokoa Hawaiian Recognition Day, not constituting a state holiday, to celebrate the historical recognition of independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii. (SD1)
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB590IntroExpands the membership eligibility for the University of Hawaii's optional retirement system to athletic coaches and assistant coaches who are employed by the University on or after July 1, 2021, and are included in bargaining unit (8). Allows the Bo...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB594EngrossAuthorizes the director of taxation to exempt a taxpayer whose annual general excise tax liability does not exceed $100 from monthly, quarterly, or semiannual general excise tax filing requirements; provided that the taxpayer files an annual return. ...
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2021-02-19
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB700IntroRequires government entities to seek reimbursement for all or a portion of search and rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after leaving a hiking trail to enter a prohibited area or hiking on a trail closed to the public. (SD1)
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2021-02-19
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-24-21 9:45AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB791IntroClarifies removal of unauthorized vessels on state property or in the waters of the State. Clarifies the definition of an "abandoned vessel". Reduces the time limit to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natur...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB693IntroRequires the department of land natural resources and department of agriculture to meet and identify the non-agricultural park lands that should be rezoned as those in the conservation district. Requires that agricultural lands under the jurisdiction...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB694IntroCodifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and indicators.
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2021-02-19
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB792IntroIncreases the minimum and potential maximum fine for violating certain provisions relating to the installation of a noisy muffler.
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2021-02-19
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-25-21 9:30AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB934IntroExempts hydrogen fuels from petroleum product measurement requirements.
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2021-02-19
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-25-21 9:30AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB1322IntroDesignates a seat for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on the board of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1251IntroAuthorizes the Department of Education to meet the local farm to school meal goal of fifteen per cent of food served in public schools to be locally sourced by 2025 and thirty per cent by 2030. Requires the Department to report to the Legislature. (S...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1282IntroRequires licensed used motor vehicle part dealers to obtain a written statement by a seller of a catalytic converter that the seller has the lawful right to sell and dispose of the catalytic converter. Requires certain sellers of a catalytic converte...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1329IntroCreates time limits to resolve protests to the awards of competitive sealed proposal contracts and procurements of professional services. (SD1)
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1371IntroAuthorizes government agencies to wheel electricity that is produced by their own facilities from renewable energy sources to another agency's facilities, subject to disallowance by the public utilities commission. (SD1)
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2021-02-19
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB1343IntroRemoves acreage restrictions on leases of Hawaiian home lands for agricultural purposes. Provides that the availability of the foregoing leases shall be subject to the availability of suitable tracts of land. Specifies that the foregoing leases may b...
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2021-02-19
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-24-21 9:45AM; Via Videoconference.
HISB1398IntroProhibits businesses that sell age-restricted goods from requiring verbal disclosure of a customer's date of birth if it is clear that the individual has attained the age required to make a purchase. (SD1)
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2021-02-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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