Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D]

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HISB1313IntroRequires both chambers of the legislature to establish rules for livestreaming public hearings and informational briefings at the state capitol to the public through audiovisual technology.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB259IntroProhibits offshore drilling for oil or natural gas in state marine waters. Prohibits issuance of permits for or in connection with the development or operation of any facility or infrastructure associated with offshore drilling for oil or natural gas...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB240IntroRequires the state building codes to incorporate the International Green Construction Code and minimum requirements for the recycling, reuse, donation, and resale of non-hazardous construction waste.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB585IntroClarifies that the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund shall be used only to fund minor repairs and maintenance.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB594IntroEstablishes and appropriates funds for a school meal subsidy program within the department of education to provide school lunch subsidies to children whose families do not otherwise qualify for free lunch under the free and reduced price lunch progra...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB583IntroBeginning with the 2019-2021 fiscal year, reduces the percentage from 6.5 per cent to 5.0 per cent of the total department of education's operating budget that can be expended for the department's administrative expenditures. Increases the per cent o...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB584IntroRequires the Department of Education to include source of project funding and amount of legislative appropriations used for some other purpose and the justification for such use in the information posted on the Department's website relating to school...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB858IntroProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds. (SD1)
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1007IntroRedirects the $1,000,000 of transient accommodations tax revenues currently allocated to operate a Hawaiian center and the museum of Hawaiian music and dance at the Hawaii convention center to have the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural H...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB969IntroBeginning in the 2022-2023 school year, requires each public elementary school or public charter elementary school to offer instruction in the basics of computer science and computational thinking. Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, requires eac...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1447IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses of charter schools and the state public charter school commission. (SD1)
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1467IntroRestricts asset forfeiture to cases involving the commission of a covered criminal misdemeanor or felony offense. Requires seized property to be forfeited only when the property owner has been convicted of an underlying covered criminal misdemeanor o...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1527IntroBans the sale of beverage containers connected to each other with plastic connecting devices. Establishes fines. Establishes the plastic reduction special fund. Takes effect 1/1/2021. (SD1)
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2019-02-12
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1483IntroAmends the definition of "lot", "houselot", "residential lot", and "residential houselot" in section 516-1, HRS, by deleting the requirement that such parcels be zoned for residential use.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Housing Committee
HISCR17IntroRequesting The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Perform An Actuarial Study On The Size Of The Current And Projected Future Populations Of Hawaiians Eligible To Lease Hawaiian Home Lands.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISR12IntroRequesting The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Perform An Actuarial Study On The Size Of The Current And Projected Future Populations Of Hawaiians Eligible To Lease Hawaiian Home Lands.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISCR18IntroUrging The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Build Alternative Housing Options For Lessees.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB912IntroAllows charter schools to use appropriated funds for facilities improvement, rental, and construction and other infrastructure improvements. Appropriates funds for facilities and infrastructure improvement. (SD1)
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2019-02-11
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB350IntroAuthorizes the Hawaii community development authority to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for housing development projects on all lands within the Kakaako community development district. Allows the programmatic environmental impa...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB589IntroRemoves operating and maintaining capital improvement and repair and maintenance programs for department and school facilities from the express responsibilities of the department of education.
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2019-02-08
To Senate Education Committee
HISB836IntroIncreases the allocation of funds from transient accommodations tax revenue to the special land and development fund to improve certain state resources and services.
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2019-02-08
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB986IntroAllows a transient accommodations broker to register as a tax collection agent for its operators and plan managers. Requires operators and plan managers to provide a statement to the transient accommodations broker confirming compliance with all appl...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB389IntroAuthorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for agricultural activities that utilize protected agriculture to produce fruits or vegetables for distribution.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1445IntroProvides public school teachers and educational officers who have completed a year's satisfactory service with an annual incremental increase in salary.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Committee
HISB599IntroEstablishes the Criminal Justice Assessment Commission within the Department of Public Safety to recommend methods that will promote collaboration among the state and county criminal justice entities. Appropriates moneys.
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2019-02-05
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB860IntroProvides that the legislature shall have standing to intervene in any court proceeding involving a claim based upon a constitutional or statutory provision.
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2019-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB994IntroAppropriates funds to the Hawaii technology development corporation for the small business innovation research program.
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2019-02-05
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB999IntroEstablishes the Hawaii aerospace development corporation to grow investments and job opportunities in the aerospace industry and for workforce development. Transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the office of aerospace development and...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB982IntroChanges the kindergarten start age from five years of age by July 31 to five years of age by December 31.
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2019-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
HISB400IntroEstablishes the ALOHA homes authority to facilitate the development of low-cost homes for sale to Hawaii residents on state-owned and county-owned land near rail stations of the Honolulu rail transit system, to be known as the urban redevelopment dis...
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2019-01-31
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB847IntroGives various types of fiduciaries access to the digital assets of the principal.
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2019-01-31
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB244IntroProhibits certain large vehicles of more than 10,000 pounds from being driven on the far left lane of any roadway having three or more lanes, with certain exceptions. Establishes a fifty-five mile per hour speed limit for trucks having a gross vehicl...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB708IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects of the department of accounting and general services.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB706IntroAppropriates funds for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to the department of accounting and general services for 911 services and equipment.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB913IntroEstablishes a task force within the University of Hawaii to assess the advisability and feasibility of transitioning Hilo medical center into a John A. Burns school of medicine teaching hospital and requires a report to be submitted to the legislatur...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB263IntroRequires and appropriates funds for the climate change mitigation and adaptation commission to assist state and county agencies to develop sea level rise adaptation plans and to implement climate change mitigation efforts. Appropriates funds for one ...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1290IntroProhibits a full-service restaurant from providing a single-use plastic straw to a consumer unless requested by the consumer. Takes effect 1/1/2020.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1388IntroBeginning with the 2020-2021 school year, requires all public, private, and charter schools in the State to establish a program within the health education curriculum for students grades nine through twelve to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary r...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1441IntroRequires the state auditor to conduct an audit of the division of consumer advocacy and submit a report of its findings.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1448IntroAppropriates funds to the department of education.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1392IntroEstablishes a task force to review the school impact fees law, the enforcement of the law, and recommend any necessary amendments. Appropriates funds for the administrative and operating expenses of the task force.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1391IntroEstablishes the photo red light imaging detector systems program. Authorizes counties to administer the program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the program. Makes an appropriati...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1369IntroRequires the department of health to coordinate with each county water and sewage department to establish a low interest loan program for the upgrade or conversion of cesspools in each county to aerobic treatment unit systems.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1372IntroRequires, on or before 9/1/2019, that the department of health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage t...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1390IntroRequires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a vision zero policy that seeks to prevent and ultimately eliminate all traffic fatalities through a combination of engineering, enforcement, education, and ...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1407IntroAmends the distribution of the transient accommodations tax by changing the amount distributed to the counties from a fixed sum to a percentage of the revenues collected. Ties the amount of revenue distributed to the tourism special fund to the Honol...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1449IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the eighteenth senatorial district.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1519IntroAmends the distribution of transient accommodations tax revenues.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1499IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the twenty-first senatorial district.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1489IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operations of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee. Appropriates funds to hire an expert on natural and physical environment to serve in a full-time equivalent position on the comm...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Water and Land Committee
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