Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D]

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HISB1528IntroClarifies that Hawaii's anti-discrimination law does not prohibit or prevent an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from refusing to hire or refer or from discharging an individual for reasons unrelated to unlawful discriminatory pract...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1518IntroCreates a state lottery division within the department of budget and finance with rulemaking authority to implement a state lottery limited to the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games. Allocates lottery profits to the general fund. Creates lotte...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1485IntroAuthorizes schools to accept donations in exchange for naming rights of school buildings, facilities, equipment, and fixtures.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1513IntroAppropriates funds for provisions related to education.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB250IntroAdopts the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currencies Businesses Act and the Uniform Supplemental Commercial Law for the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB386IntroRepeals provision requiring light transmittance of no less than thirty-five per cent on side and rear windows of certain vehicles using sun screening devices and glazing material. Expands exemption from regulation of sun screening side windows and re...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB368IntroProhibits food service businesses from the sale and distribution of plastic straws.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB369IntroPhases in a prohibition on the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB544IntroRepeals the requirement that passenger cars obtain a certificate of inspection.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB372IntroRequires the Governor; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; and the Hawaii State Energy Office to develop a strategic plan that outlines benchmarks to achieve one hundred per cent renewable energy portfolio standard. Requires DB...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB465IntroProhibits the State and its political subdivisions from collecting or using a person's electronic data or metadata by means of a cell site simulator device, except under certain conditions. Prohibits the installation and use of a cell site simulator ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB378IntroAllows county councils to establish Neighborhood Revitalization Boards to be administered by the counties for the purpose of developing neighborhood revitalization plans for areas in each county. Allows Neighborhood Revitalization Boards to request f...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB547IntroAmends the physical therapy practice act to allow physical therapists to practice dry needling.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB374IntroRequires the University of Hawaii to collaborate with the Department of Education and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to develop and implement an interactive web tool that will enable degree-seeking individuals to make b...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB439IntroRequires 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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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB548IntroAuthorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB453IntroSpecifies that no property shall be forfeited unless the owner or interest-holder of the property has been convicted of a covered offense or indicted for a covered offense and there is a significant risk that the property will be destroyed or otherwi...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB377IntroEstablishes a pilot project to generate revenue through the lease of University of Hawaii land for public purposes. Requires that the parcels of land be located within a county-designated transit-oriented zone, a one-half mile radius of public transi...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB857IntroIncludes tips or gratuities paid directly to an individual by a customer of the employer and reported or declared to the employer under the definition of income used to calculate payments of child or spousal support.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB863IntroAmends appellate jurisdiction of the supreme court and the intermediate appellate court to conditions as they existed prior to July 1, 2006. Reestablishes criteria for assigning appeals. Reestablishes requirement that most appeals be filed with the s...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB601IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, prior to the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the primary election.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB602IntroEstablishes a state lottery commission to implement a lottery, of which excess proceeds are deposited into the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to prevent the introduction of, and control the spread of, invasive species. Authorizes t...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB738IntroEstablishes a temporary tax credit for investments made in qualified low-income housing projects or qualified low-income buildings.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB846IntroRequires the office of the lieutenant governor to establish a system to track the mailing and receipt of ballots returned by mail. Requires the county clerks to notify the office of the lieutenant governor immediately upon mailing and receipt of abse...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB741IntroRequires boundary amendments reflected in certain plans to be adopted in accordance with the approved plans, upon approval by the county land use decision-making authority, with concurrence from the land use commission. Increases housing inventory by...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB581IntroProvides that the State or a county that repairs or maintains a street of which the ownership or jurisdiction is in dispute between the State and the county, shall be immune from liability for personal injuries or property damage arising out of the r...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB848IntroSpecifies that 0.5 per cent, rather than one per cent, of state fund appropriations for capital improvements shall be transferred into the works of art special fund. Limits the 0.5 per cent amount to appropriations designated for the construction of ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB843IntroRequires a manual recount of election votes when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one hundred votes cast or equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB578IntroExtends the period that a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from March 31, 2019, to December 31, 2019. Allows a county with a population equal to or less than five hundred thousand that adopts a surcharge on state t...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB842IntroProposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast in an election be conducted in a manner to be provided by law.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB605IntroEstablishes a waiver program to exempt from income taxation gambling winnings legally acquired outside of the State during a consecutive 5-day period, beginning 01/01/20.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB691IntroRequires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
HISB973IntroEstablishes property owner liability for illegal aerial devices possessed or set off on their property by others. Clarifies that probable cause for arrest for fireworks offenses may be based on statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and ot...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB918IntroLimits the term of certain public land leases, including any extensions, to no more that thirty-five years.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB929IntroExpands the scope of the Hawaiian language college revolving fund to allow the deposit and expenditure of funds generated by University of Hawaii at Hilo's Hawaiian language college, Hawaiian language support center, and indigenous outreach program t...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB1005IntroChanges the tip credit from a fixed amount to a percentage of hourly tips claimed by the employee as income.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB987IntroAmends the criteria for granting a variance for solar water heater systems.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1004IntroIncludes felons in the exception to the minimum wage category.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB979IntroCreates a state lottery to begin by 1/1/2020. Creates the state lottery commission, state lottery account, and lottery administration account. Requires certain amounts of lottery revenues to be deposited into the administrative account, general fund,...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB951IntroRequires a purchaser or transferee to execute an oceanfront purchaser statement with every sale or transfer of oceanfront real estate. Requires the statement to be recorded with the bureau of conveyances. Establishes mandatory provisions for every oc...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB927IntroEstablishes the Hawaii apprentice hunting license program. Allows a license holder to participate in hunting under certain conditions.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB954IntroAllows voters in a primary or special primary election to vote for any candidate for any office without regard to the voter or candidate's political party preference. Advances the top two candidates in a primary or special primary election, regardles...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB920IntroRequires a fair market appraisal to be performed prior to any sale, lease, or exchange of any public land to a governmental agency without public auction.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB864IntroProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for supreme court justices. Changes the required ti...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB993IntroProvides a general excise tax exemption for certain food or food ingredients.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB910IntroAppropriates funds for Imi Hoola student stipends or for other Imi Hoola student support programs at the discretion of the department of native Hawaiian health of the John A. Burns school of medicine.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB916IntroRequires that the board of land and natural resources make certain determinations before approving public land dispositions. Restricts the board of land and natural resources from approving the disposition of public lands under certain circumstances.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB948IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB953IntroClarifies what pedestrians are required to do in a crosswalk in response to a countdown signal.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB115IntroProvides that the submission of a voter registration application either to register to vote or update the voter's registration information constitutes a request for permanent absentee voter status unless the applicant specifically indicates the appli...
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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