Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D] | Bills

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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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2019-04-25
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 9:30 am]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 9:30AM in conference room 229.
HISB976EngrossEstablishes 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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2019-04-25
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, Yamane, Todd; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Okimoto; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB989EngrossAmends structure and duties of DBEDT's Creative Industries Division, changes its name to the Office of Creative Film and Media Industries Hawaii, and amends the name and uses of its Special Fund accordingly. Establishes positions in the Office. Makes...
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2019-04-25
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 12:50 pm]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 12:50PM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-25
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 229.
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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2019-04-25
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) McKelvey, C. Lee, Kitagawa, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
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
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 10:01 am]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday, 04-25-19 at 5:00pm in Conference Room 312.
HISB216EngrossRequires 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-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is gre...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:20PM in conference room 325.
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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2019-04-24
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, B. Kobayashi, Cachola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Takumi.
HISB390EngrossRequires 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. (SB390 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 3:15PM in conference room 225.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 4:15PM in conference room 016.
HISB375EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-24
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Creagan, Wildberger, DeCoite, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Cachola.
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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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 1:15PM in conference room 229.
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.
HISB1002EngrossExtends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC. (SB1002 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:35PM 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.
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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2019-04-24
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) McKelvey, Kitagawa, Cullen, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 1:15PM in conference room 229.
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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 2:28PM 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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:31PM in conference room 224.
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.
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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2019-04-24
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, Matayoshi, DeCoite, Hashem, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
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.
HISB1292EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-24
Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 960).
HISB1314EngrossAmends 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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 3:45PM in conference room 309.
HISB1530EngrossMakes 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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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 10:40AM in conference room 423.
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 959).
HISB1486EngrossAllows the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to the US Department of Defense Health Agency prescription monitoring program and authorized emplo...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 3:35PM in conference room 016.
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.
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.
HISB1440EngrossAuthorizes 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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2019-04-23
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Thursday, 04-25-19 11:00AM in conference room 224.
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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2019-04-22
The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kidani, K. Rhoads, Kanuha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
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).
HISB600EnrollProhibits 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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2019-04-18
Enrolled to Governor.
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).
HISB988EnrollAuthorizes 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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2019-04-18
Enrolled to Governor.
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).
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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2019-04-09
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 885).
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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2019-04-05
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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2019-04-05
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
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
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
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
To House Finance Committee
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