Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D] | Senate

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HISB381PassDirects 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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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 278, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1398).
HISB383PassRequires 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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2019-07-12
Act 270, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1390).
HISB976PassEstablishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the Board of Education to report to the Legislature. Appropriates...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 285, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1405).
HISB770PassRequires 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. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 246, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1348).
HISB600PassProhibits individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm. (SB600 HD2)
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2019-07-09
Act 257, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1359).
HISB980PassDefines, 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. Effective 7/1/202...
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2019-07-09
Act 227, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329).
HISB991PassCaps annual utility rate increases without PUC approval for counties with a population of less than 500,000. Provides telecommunications service providers with flexibility from certain regulatory oversight requirements including issuance of securitie...
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2019-07-09
Act 229, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331).
HISB989PassRenames the Hawaii Television and Film Development Special Fund as the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund and expands its funding sources and purposes. Appropriates funds for the UH creative media program. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 228, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1330).
HISB1292VetoRequires hosting platforms that collect fees for booking services to register as tax collection agents and collect GET and TAT for transient accommodation bookings from operators and plan managers. Converts penalties for violation of TAT requirements...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1383).
HISB1314PassAmends the research activity tax credit so that references to the base amount in section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply, and credit for all qualified research expenses may be taken without regard to the amount of expenses for previou...
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2019-07-09
Act 261, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1363).
HISB1442PassRequires 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. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 239, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).
HISB1348PassClarifies the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules that impact small businesses. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 247, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349).
HISB1530VetoMakes the conversion of the means of financing for the Hawaii Community Development Authority staff from the Hawaii community development revolving fund to the general fund contingent upon the Hawaii Community Development Authority developing and sub...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1388).
HISB1486PassAllows the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to the U.S. Department of Defense health agency prescription monitoring program and authorized emp...
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2019-07-09
Act 230, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332).
HISB988PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Mele Associates, Inc., a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (SB988 HD2)
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2019-07-03
Act 160, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262).
HISB981PassRepeals the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. (CD1)
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2019-07-03
Act 161, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263).
HISB390PassRequires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2019-07-01
Act 153, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255).
HISB375PassRequires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan...
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2019-07-01
Act 151, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253).
HISB216PassRequires a mandatory recount of election votes and ballot measures when the margin of victory for election contests or tabulation for ballot measures is equal to or less than one hundred or one-quarter of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is ...
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2019-06-28
Act 135, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237).
HISB1002PassExtends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, until June 30, 2024. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 046, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147).
HISB985PassAuthorizes 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. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 045, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1146).
HISB1440PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to des...
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2019-06-12
Act 052, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153).
HISB242EnrollEstablishes a task force to review policy issues and opportunities relating to the navigation, access, and coverage of medicaid services by individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and make a recommendation on whether a waiver or ot...
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2019-05-01
Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 968).
HISB530EngrossExempts from the general excise tax gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription. Amends the definition of "...
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2019-04-26
The conference committee deferred the measure.
HISB1371EngrossProhibits the abandonment of lay nets used for fishing. Authorizes DLNR to issue permits for the use and possession of lay nets. Requires DLNR to establish a comprehensive, statewide lay net education and enforcement program. (SB1371 HD1)
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2019-04-26
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 870).
HISB1001EngrossEstablishes a chief data officer and data set task force, within the office of enterprise technology services, to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. (SB1001 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:22PM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 12:15PM in conference room 224.
HISB1436EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SB1436 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 312.
HISCR112EngrossRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Comprehensive Performance And Management Audit Of The City And County Of Honolulu Department Of Environmental Services.
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2019-04-25
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 962).
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. (SB752 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
HISB978EngrossAmends the disposition of unclaimed funds in the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to allocate funds under a certain amount to the Libraries Special Fund and to amend the threshold amount for funds transferred to the General Fund. Amends the time limit f...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:46PM in conference room 224.
HISB983EngrossRenames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:48PM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:47PM in conference room 224.
HISCR38PassUrging Restaurants To Donate Any Leftover Food To Homeless Shelters At The End Of Their Business Day And Urging The Department Of Health To Develop And Disseminate Temperature Controlled For Safety Food Donation Guidelines.
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
HISB219EngrossRequires the Chief Information Officer, in conjunction with the Information Technology Steering Committee, to review, refresh, and submit the State Information Technology Strategic Plan to the Governor and Legislature on 2021 and every four years the...
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2019-04-23
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-19 2:30PM in conference room 224.
HISCR49PassUrging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Transfer Management Of All Submerged Lands, The Boat Launch Ramp, And Any Related Boat Launch Ramp Facilities Located At The Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area From The Division Of Aquatic Resou...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR70PassRequesting The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs To Conduct An Independent Fiscal Audit Of All Limited Liability Corporations Created Or Controlled By The Office.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR136PassUrging 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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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB341EngrossClarifies exemptions from licensure as a behavioral analyst for general education teachers, direct support workers, special education teachers, and teacher trainees working in collaboration with or under the supervision of licensed professionals. Req...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB856EngrossRequires the Auditor to perform an operational audit of the academic and financial plans of the Department of Education. Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the ad...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISCR175EngrossRequesting The State To Convene An Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee To Investigate How To Implement, Develop, And Regulate Artificial Intelligence In The State.
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2019-04-18
To House Finance Committee
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 th...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISCR50EngrossRenaming The Natural Energy Laboratory Of Hawaii Authority As The George R. Ariyoshi Natural Energy Lab.
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2019-04-15
To House Tourism & International Affairs Committee
HISCR62EngrossUrging The Governor's Coordinator On Homelessness And The City And County Of Honolulu To Collaborate And Prioritize Their Homelessness Efforts In The Area Surrounding The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center By Convening A Task Force.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
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