Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai [D] | Bills

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HISB2262EnrollAmends the powers and duties of the Hawaii teacher standards board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at private schools and extending the expiration dates for licenses, permits, and certificates when a state of emergency is decla...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2523EnrollRequires the Department of Public Safety to expend certain appropriated funds during fiscal year 2020-2021 solely for the community-based work furlough program for female inmates. Effective retroactively to 6/30/2020. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2820EnrollAmends the requirements for each solar energy system to claim the renewable energy technologies income tax credit. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3103EnrollEstablishes the school facilities agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the legislature, governor, or board of education. Places management of schoo...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2561EngrossRequires retailers of household appliances to conspicuously display on certain household appliances that appear in the retailer's showroom floor available energy efficiency rebates funded by the public benefits fee and Hawaii-specific energy operatio...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 629).
HISB2260EnrollRepeals the minimum age requirement to obtain a civil identification card in the State.
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2020-07-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3180EngrossMakes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the state public charter school commission to pay the claim and settlement amount pursuant to Miller-Potter v. State of Hawaii, et al., Civil No. 16-1-0385K. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-29
To House Finance Committee
HISB1443EngrossProhibits a company from receiving a grant in consecutive years under the manufacturing development program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2313EngrossProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB3007EngrossRequires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make a public disclosure identifying the names of the taxpayers who are receiving tax credits and the total amount of tax credit received for specific economic activities. Effe...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB3008EngrossExempts hydrogen fuels from measurement requirements of petroleum products. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB3088EngrossAppropriates funds for various positions in the DBEDT creative industries division for fiscal year 2020-2021. Makes a housekeeping, technical amendment to the Hawaii film and creative industries special fund and makes an appropriation out of that spe...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB584EngrossRequires 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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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2103EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special number electric vehicle license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2259EngrossEstablishes a workforce readiness diploma program within the department of education's community school for adults program or adult education program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2264EngrossIncreases the number of days by which students must apply for free or reduced lunch and replenish the student's meal fund. Prohibits serving an alternative meal to students solely for failure to pay within thirty days of the first semester of a schoo...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2342EngrossAppropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2337EngrossAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for an unspecified number of ombudsman specialist positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2335EngrossAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2548EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create and implement a marine debris collection pilot program. Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for research and development of specialized equipment for the effectiv...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2512EngrossProhibits the owner of an animal, and the owner's employees, from performing any surgical procedure on the animal without being licensed as a veterinarian. Makes intentionally or knowingly performing any surgical procedure on a pet animal by any pers...
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB1289EngrossProhibits the issuance of building permits beginning on January 1, 2022, for new single-family dwellings, except for households with one hundred per cent or less of the area median income, that are part of a development of twenty or more dwellings an...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB840EngrossAllows the elections commission to refer a complaint to the attorney general or county prosecutor in addition to any administrative determination and without the requirement that the commission believes the respondent has recklessly, knowingly, or in...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB217EngrossRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2306EngrossMakes consistent the types of documents accepted as proof of domestic or sexual violence victim status.
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2305EngrossProvides that a court may not grant continuances of an order to show cause hearing in domestic abuse cases, absent a finding of good cause. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2406EngrossRequires the police department of each county having a population of more than five hundred thousand to establish a working group to study the feasibility of purchasing and deploying explosion detection technology for the purpose of assisting in loca...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2545EngrossChanges the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Economic Development & Business Committee
HISB2520EngrossEstablishes procedures for the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation in correctional facilities. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
HISB2554EngrossRequires employers to educate employees regarding seizure first aid with information provided by department of labor and industrial relations. (SD2)
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2020-03-16
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
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