Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D]

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HISB2475Intro
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Establishes a Harm to Students Registry for all prekindergarten through grade twelve institutions operating in the State to be administered by the Department of Education. Establishes certain exceptions for information shared on the Harm to Students ...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:46 am]

The committee(s) on WAM/JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 9:46AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2111Intro
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Under certain conditions, limits the payment of any delinquent tax and penalty required by the Director of Finance of a county as a condition precedent to the transfer of ownership of a vehicle to the aggregate amount of delinquent taxes and penaltie...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2091Intro
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Requires all telecommunications service providers to communicate relevant information relating to the deenergization of electrical lines to public safety or emergency response offices for the affected areas. Requires all electric utilities to operate...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:35 am]

The committee(s) on CPN will hold a public decision making on 02-20-24 9:35AM; Conference Room 229 & Videoconference.
HISB2120Intro
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Requires retail pet stores to maintain records regarding the source and medical history of animals sold and provide records to pet purchasers, subject to the discretion of the retail pet store. Establishes penalties. Authorizes retail pet stores to s...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB513Intro
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Specifies certain findings the Board of Land and Natural Resources must make for a lease of a government-owned Hawaiian fishpond. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB367Intro
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Prohibits the sale of tickets at higher price than the original price charged by the primary venue ticket provider. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2066Intro
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Requires certain projects meeting the criteria of section 201H-38(a)(1), HRS, to be exclusively for sale or rent to qualified residents as defined in section 201H-32, HRS, who are deemed to be moderate income household. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 9:30 am]

The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 9:30AM; Conference Room 016 & Videoconference.
HISB2079Intro
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Allows the State of Hawaii Plant and Animal Declaration Form to be distributed, completed, and transmitted electronically.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2103Intro
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Expands the criminal offense of false labeling of Hawaii-grown coffee to include roasted coffee. Imposes a $10,000 fine for each separate offense of false-labeling of Hawaii-grown roasted coffee. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is ...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2133Intro
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Authorizes HHFDC to issue bonds for housing project infrastructure and finance the development of regional state infrastructure projects. Exempts bonds issued by HHFDC for improvements by assessments, and the interest thereon, from state, county, and...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2109Intro
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Until 6/30/2025, exempts from the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products the shipments of large cigars and pipe tobacco sold to a consumer in the State through the Internet under certain circumstances. Defines "pipe tobacco". Takes effect 7...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2085Intro
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Re-establishes the Division of the State Fire Marshal within the Department of Law Enforcement. Establishes positions. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2060Intro
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Makes an appropriation to establish one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) Educational Support Associate position within the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources' Kona Cooperative Extension. Declares that the general f...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2070Intro
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Exempts career and technical education goods and services purchases by the Department of Education from the State Procurement Code. Requires the Department of Education to acquire three verbal or written quotes for career and technical education purc...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2051Intro
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Requires the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to collect data and submit to the Legislature a report focused on the health disparities experienced by individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the State prior to the con...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2116Intro
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Requires boards to hold hybrid meetings that that allow for participation both in-person and remotely by interactive conference technology. Requires boards to archive minutes and video of meetings on their websites. Takes effect 1/1/2112. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2057Intro
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Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to the County of Hawaii to hire an engineering firm to study, plan, assist, and conduct preliminary design and concept work for a two-phase project to restore the Kahaluu Beach Park in the County of Hawaii. Condi...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2132Intro
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Amends the deadlines related to the repair of conditions that constitute health or safety violations and the payment of past due rent. Increases the amount deducted from a tenant's rent for the tenant's actual expenditures to correct health or safety...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:15 am]

The committee(s) on CPN will hold a public decision making on 02-20-24 9:15AM; Conference Room 229 & Videoconference.
HISB2094Engross
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Requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to establish a one-year pilot program to allow inmates incarcerated at the women's community correctional center to foster pets while incarcerated. Requires DCR to submit a report to the Legis...
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2024-02-16
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 10) in amended form (SD 1).
HISB2174Intro
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Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish, implement, and administer a Meat and Poultry Inspection Program and annually report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the establishment, implementation, and administration of the Meat and ...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2156Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources on an annual basis to conduct maintenance dredging at state small boat harbors, boat launch ramp facilities, and waterways. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is excee...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2236Intro
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Requires law enforcement to post notice that a warranted or warrantless search has been conducted on a property if a resident was not present at the time of the search. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Elefante, San Buenaventura; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Awa; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard.
HISB2288Intro
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Requires any travel report submitted by a state employee, officer, or other representative of any state department or agency, including the Judiciary and University of Hawaii, in connection with out-of-state or intra-state travel for purposes of offi...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2285Intro
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Amends the functions and duties of the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Clarifies the definition of "health care". Establishes positions. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. Takes effec...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2289Intro
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Requires the Department of Health to include in its annual report regarding Kalaupapa Settlement details and updated information, as available, regarding the permanent transfer to other governmental entities of the powers and duties of the Department...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2291Intro
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Establishes advisory boards, focused on workforce development, for the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, and Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. Takes effect 1/1/2060. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2287Intro
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Requires the Information Technology Steering Committee to assist the Chief Information Officer to develop a plan to enhance the mobile application developed for the public to access the State's website. Requires the Chief Information Officer's annual...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2284Intro
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Establishes a two-year program at the University of Hawaii to develop a wildfire forecast system for the State using artificial intelligence. Makes an appropriation. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2322Intro
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Requires the Department of Health to require continued water testing during brown water advisories under certain circumstances. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2286Intro
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Permits and appropriates moneys for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to enter into contracts with eligible employers or registered apprenticeship programs in the private sector to provide on-the-job training to eligible interns. Decla...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2369Intro
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Establishes a working group to investigate the existence and environmental dangers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and related chemicals. Requires reports to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2329Intro
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Appropriates funds, including for positions, equipment, and maintenance and operating costs, for mullet production for fishponds and stock enhancement.
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-24 10:30AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2317Intro
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Requires the Governor to implement a State Capitol Tour Program for volunteer docents to conduct tours of the capitol building and grounds. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. Takes effect 7/1/2112....
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2315Intro
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Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to post the business address and business phone number of each licensed professional on its public website.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2306Intro
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No later than January 1, 2025, requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to install and maintain automated external defibrillators in all state buildings. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide training...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2373Intro
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Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to various irrigation systems.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2345Intro
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Requires the Department of Law Enforcement to coordinate crisis intervention training for state and county law enforcement agencies and crisis intervention officers. Requires the Department of Health to certify crisis intervention officers. Defines "...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
HISB2349Intro
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Prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or operation of gasoline-powered leaf blowers. Increases the amounts of fines for offenses against leaf blower restrictions and provides for the forfeiture of gasoline-powered leaf blowers on a third violation. Rem...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2308Intro
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Establishes additional fines and penalties for convictions of speeding in a school zone.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2381Intro
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Establishes a comprehensive system of public financing for all candidates seeking election to state and county public offices in the State of Hawaii, to begin with the 2028 general election year. Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to submit a ...
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2024-02-16
48 Hrs. Notice 02-20-24.
HISB2482Intro
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Requires the Comptroller to identify state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow certain residents, including residents with disabilities, to participate remotely in legislative hearings. Requires a report to t...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2400Intro
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Reduces the number of members on the Hawaii Tourism Authority Board of Directors and number of members that constitute a quorum. Makes certain amendments to membership eligibility. Prohibits holdover board members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority from...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2443Intro
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Establishes the Automated Speed Enforcement Systems Program for ten school zones. Authorizes the state or counties to administer the Automated Speed Enforcement Systems Program. Requires fines collected beginning 1/1/2025 for violations on a county h...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2473Intro
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Establishes a refundable tax credit for nonpaid family caregivers. Requires the Department of Taxation to report to the Legislature before the convening of each Regular Session. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2471Intro
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Makes an appropriation to support the Department of Health's Senior Fall Prevention Campaign. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2470Intro
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Makes an appropriation to the Executive Office on Aging of the Department of Health for the Hawaii Healthy Aging Partnership. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2511Intro
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Requires the Public Utilities Commission to consider the immediate and long-term creation of jobs in its review of electric utility performance.
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:30 am]
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2561Intro
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Prohibits intentionally leaving or confining pet animals in a vehicle under conditions that endanger their health, safety, or well-being. Permits law enforcement officers, animal control officers, and firefighters to enter an unattended vehicle to pr...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2597Intro
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Clarifies that the prohibition against board and commission holdover members from holding office beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office takes precedence over any conflicting st...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2505Intro
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Establishes system resilience as a metric that is monitored and considered by the Public Utilities Commission. Allows the Hawaii Electricity Reliability Surcharge to be transferred to the Commission for the purpose of its duties. Takes effect 7/1/204...
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-22-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 211 & Videoconference.
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