Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D]

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HISB242EngrossEstablishes a task force to study the accessibility and utilization of essential services by developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals in the State. (SB242 HD2)
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1603) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
HISB537EngrossTransitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders. A...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB387EngrossAuthorizes HHFDC to assist DOE in developing teacher housing projects and contract or sponsor with any state department or agency. Appropriates funds for deposit into the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund. Requires DOE to lease land and contract with priv...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB381EngrossDirects the Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, Real Estate Commission, and Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to study land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land and report findings and recomm...
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1596), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB526EngrossAppropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate two mobile outreach services to serve homeless persons; provided that one of the mobile outreach services shall be allocated to the county of Hawaii. Requires mat...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB770EngrossRequires a high school education or its equivalent as a condition for new applicants to obtain a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. (SB770 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB856EngrossRequires the Auditor to perform a financial and management audit of the Department of Education, Superintendent, Board of Education, and complex areas every three years. Appropriates funds. (SB856 HD2)
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2019-03-22
Reported from LMG (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1566) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
HISB666EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Airports Corporation (HAC)to assume the authority, functions, and duties of the DOT related to airports and aeronautics. Makes HAC subject to Chapters 103D and 104, HRS. Provides for project labor agreements. Appropriates funds...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB921EngrossAppropriates funds for one position within the Department of the Attorney General to provide legal advice regarding the Hawaiian language, Hawaiian culture, and Hawaiian shoreline public access rights. Clarifies membership and certain powers and duti...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB908EngrossEstablishes a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds. (SB908 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB1046EngrossAllows an employee to take family leave in addition to victim leave for leave to seek safety, medical attention, or victim services related to domestic or sexual violence against the employee or the employee's minor child. Requires the employee to su...
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2019-03-22
Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1573), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB1036EngrossClarifies that clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse are a mental health outpatient services benefit required to be covered under health insurance policies offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, frat...
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1660), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB985EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pearl Harbor Floating Drydock, LLC, for the construction of a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor to service submarines and surface ships. (SB985 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB984EngrossIncludes advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority in the list of health care professionals authorized to administer medication to public school students. Requires administration of the medication to be approved by the departmen...
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1588), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB991EngrossCreates regulatory flexibility for providers of basic landline telephone services. Allows retail rate increases up to a cap amount without PUC approval for providers in rural counties. Exempts providers from PUC approval for issuance of securities, d...
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1587), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB965EngrossIncreases the state tax credit for research activities to an unspecified portion of the allowable federal tax credit. Requires businesses to remain in Hawaii for 5 years after receiving the tax credit. Amends qualifying tax years. (SB965 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB928EngrossProposes an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to repeal the requirement that the Governor make appointments to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents from pools of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB970EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Education to establish a program with eligible entities to develop and implement teacher professional development for computer science courses and content. (SB970 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB978EngrossSpecifies that unclaimed funds of $10 or less in the unclaimed property trust fund, upon the expiration of a 5-year time limitation, shall escheat to the State and be transferred to the libraries special fund. Specifies that unclaimed funds of more t...
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2019-03-22
Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1656), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB992EngrossRequires that the management contract for the Hawaii Convention Center be separate from the contract for marketing for all uses of the facility. (SB992 HD2)
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2019-03-22
Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1577) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
HISB971EngrossAppropriates funds for a scholarship program to be directed and administered by the Department of Education to make awards to students pursuing teaching degrees at state accredited institutions of higher education who successfully complete one course...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB990EngrossRequires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to engage a consulting firm to conduct a study to evaluate policies and organizational changes needed within DBEDT that will enable the State to successfully execute a tec...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB989EngrossEstablishes the Office of Creative Film and Media Industries Hawaii and provides that the Hawaii Film Office and Arts and Culture Development Branch shall be agencies of the Office. Requires Hawaii Film Office employees to be transferred to the Offic...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB1291EngrossAppropriates funds into and out of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants. (SB1291 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB1292EngrossAdds definitions to the TAT Law. Amends the definition of "transient accommodations" to include additional forms of transient accommodations. Makes any person who fails to register with DOTAX subject to a citation process and monetary fines. Requires...
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC/JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1666) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
HISB1442EngrossRequires 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. (SB1442 HD1)
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2019-03-22
Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1585), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB1348EngrossClarifies the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules and ordinances that impact small businesses. Makes an appropriation. (SB1348 HD1)
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2019-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB1451EngrossRecognizes La Kuokoa, Hawaiian Recognition Day, as an official state holiday. (SB1451 HD1)
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2019-03-22
Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1568), recommending referral to FIN.
HISB995EngrossRequires HTDC to adopt rules to require businesses to return a technology research and development grant award if the recipient business relocates its principal place of business within 5 years of receiving the grant. Appropriates funding through the...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB919EngrossAmends the composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, and reduces the number of board members from 15 members to 11 members. Specifies terms of holdover board members. Specifies that the Board of Regents shall hold the president...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISB1003EngrossEstablishes the Innovative Project Delivery Guidelines Task Force to establish guidelines for the use of innovative project delivery arrangements for public infrastructure. Requires DAGS to adopt rules. Requires task force to submit report to the 202...
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2019-03-22
To House Finance Committee
HISR161IntroUrging The Department Of Human Services To Create A Compact Of Free Association Advisory Body.
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2019-03-22
Reported from HMS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1369), with recommendation of referral to WAM.
HISCR136IntroUrging 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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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:20 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISCR184IntroRequesting The Governor To Establish A Working Group To Explore Matters Related To The Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Project.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 25 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISCR201IntroUrging The Department Of Human Services To Create A Compact Of Free Association Advisory Body.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISR148IntroRequesting The Governor To Establish A Working Group To Explore Matters Related To The Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Project.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 25 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISCR111IntroRequesting The Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group To Continue Its Work To Address The Complexities Surrounding Medical Cannabis Reimbursements By Health Insurance.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB303EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Education to develop programs to encourage the development of gardens on school property. Authorizes the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish gardens in housing p...
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISB341EngrossExempts certain teachers working in collaboration with a licensed behavior analyst or licensed psychologist from behavior analyst licensing requirements. Clarifies that the licensure exemption for registered behavior technicians applies to those work...
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2019-03-21
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB376EngrossRequires a public school that has a career and technical education program to review all geographic exceptions applications and make a determination whether to allow students to enroll in career and technical education programs in schools outside the...
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISB373EngrossEstablishes a K-12 Curriculum-to-Career-Pipeline Initiative to enable students to pursue training and education throughout their time at a school complex so that upon graduation they are prepared to enter the State's workforce. Appropriates funds. (S...
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISB383EngrossRequires 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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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
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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2019-03-21
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISB980EngrossDefines, 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. (SB980 HD1)
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2019-03-21
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB1000EngrossProhibits the issuance of building permits pursuant to an application initiated on or after January 1, 2020, for all new residential multi-family buildings that have ten or more parking stalls and new commercial buildings that have twenty or more par...
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2019-03-21
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB981EngrossRepeals the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. (SB981 HD1)
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISB967EngrossAuthorizes the state public charter school commission to establish and fund charter school prekindergarten classrooms. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-03-21
To House Finance Committee
HISR11IntroRequesting Members Of The United States Congress To Amend Federal Law To Ensure That Victims Of Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault Who Might Otherwise Be Forced Into Arbitration And Silence Instead Have Access To The Courts.
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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
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