Hawaii Representative Jeanne Kapela [D]

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HIHB1179PassEstablishes a pilot program within the Aina Mauna legacy program of the department of Hawaiian home lands to remove and harvest gorse from Mauna Kea and develop it as a marketable product to expand economic opportunities for native Hawaiians. Require...
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2022-06-27
Act 204, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305).
HIHB1517PassDirects the department of agriculture to conduct an independent study to assess the economic impact on local coffee farmers and the local coffee industry from potential changes to coffee labeling requirements. Appropriates funds for the independent s...
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2022-06-27
Act 222, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323).
HIHB1640PassChanges the Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act to the Electronic Device Recycling and Recovery Act. Establishes electronic device manufacturer recycling goals and record keeping and reporting requirements for manufacturers and...
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2022-06-27
Act 151, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252).
HIHB1672PassExpands the purpose and rationale for which counties may create special improvement districts to include environmental research, restoration, and maintenance; natural resource management; and natural hazard mitigation to improve environmental conditi...
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2022-06-27
Act 208, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1309).
HIHB1980Enroll

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Permits, but does not require or prohibit, medicaid, health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to cover telephonic behavioral health services under certain circumstances. Clarifies that telephonic services do not...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB1974PassEstablishes the small business assistance initiative within the state procurement office, to consist of a small business procurement coordinator and small business office. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 168, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1269).
HIHB1983PassEstablishes the state media industry development liaison to plan, develop, and execute a statewide media industry development strategy for purposes of establishing a collaborative media industry development program. Appropriates funds for the state m...
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2022-06-27
Act 187, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1288).
HIHB1992PassPermits composting and co-composting operations in agricultural districts, under certain conditions. Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent environmental health specialist IV position in the solid and hazardous wast...
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2022-06-27
Act 131, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232).
HIHB2309PassAppropriates funds to the department of public safety for identification card machines, to the Hawaii paroling authority for community housing for parolees, and to the department of health for a forensic peer specialist program. Requires a report fro...
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2022-06-27
Act 117, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218).
HIHB2466Enroll

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Exempts the gross proceeds or income received from the sale of any product resulting from the cultivation and production of unprocessed taro from the general excise tax. Repeals 6/30/2027. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB2424Enroll

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Expands the investigative authority of DHS to include families with foster children with a pending adoption decree or for whom an adoption decree has been issued but adoption has not yet taken place, children who are placed into legal guardianship an...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB2416PassSpecifies consent procedures for when 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations operating as noncandidate committees can use donations for electioneering communications, independent expenditures, or contributions and requires these organizations to provide c...
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2022-06-27
Act 169, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270).
HIHB2515PassRequires the Department of Health to establish and operate a laboratory capable of testing for diseases, testing for air and water quality issues, and conducting other high complexity testing. (SD2)
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2022-06-27
Act 121, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222).
HIHB2248PassAmends the definition of "private schools" under the compulsory attendance law to require unlicensed but accredited private schools to annually submit health and safety documentation to the Hawaii Council of Private Schools or the Hawaii Catholic Sch...
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2022-06-17
Act 061, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161).
HIHB2405PassProhibits health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations from applying categorical cosmetic or blanket exclusions to gender affirming treatments or procedures when determined to be medically necessary pursuant to appl...
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2022-06-17
Act 039, on 06/16/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139).
HIHB2422PassClarifies that sentences for domestic violence intervention for abuse-related offenses shall be imposed, with or without probation. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 043, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HIHB1653PassEstablishes a tiered administrative fine system for each specimen of aquatic life taken, killed, or injured. Establishes a criminal fine structure on a per-specimen basis for violations involving aquatic life. Authorizes the Department of Land and Na...
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2022-06-13
Act 035, on 06/08/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135).
HIHB1768PassExempts the instream use of water for traditional and customary kalo cultivation practices from the existing process for disposition of water rights. Recognizes, confirms, and protects traditional and customary and kuleana rights to water, including ...
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2022-05-27
Act 027, 05/25/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1127).
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Establishes a goal for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit to be at least fifty per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Requires the Hawaii state energy office to conduct a study to determine Hawaii's pathway to decarbonization and identify chal...
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2022-05-05
Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HIHB2511Enroll

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Provides funds to the department of Hawaiian home lands to pursue a multi-pronged approach to eliminating its waitlist. Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to develop a strategic plan to address applicant preferences. Requires an annual re...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2512Enroll

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Permits recipients of accommodations or services from an ohana zone site to request a ninety-day extension of the accommodations or services. Expands regulatory exemptions for ohana zones pilot program contracts. Extends the sunset date for the ohana...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR69PassDesignating The Month Of September 2022 As Child Care Provider Appreciation Month.
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2022-05-05
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR92PassUrging The Department Of Agriculture To Assist Coffee Farmers In Purchasing Organic Fertilizer To Prevent Coffee Leaf Rust.
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2022-05-05
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB1561Enroll

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Establishes within the department of education a workforce readiness program to provide opportunities for students to earn associate degrees, workforce development diplomas, pre-apprenticeship certificates, and other industry-recognized certificates....
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1801Enroll

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Requires and establishes deadlines for state facilities, except smaller facilities, to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Directs the Hawaii State Energy Office to collect utility bill and energy usage data for state-owned buildings...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1752Enroll

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Establishes the housing choice voucher landlord incentive program. Requires HPHA to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, HRS, to establish specified incentives for landlords who participate in the tenant-based assistance housing choice voucher p...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1775Enroll

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Requires annual reporting by the University of Hawaii, department of education, and state public charter school commission to the legislature on the number and types of Title IX cases and other relevant information. Appropriates funds to the departme...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1837Enroll

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Establishes a statewide working group on affordable housing to foster increased inter-agency coordination on housing and zoning issues, raise public awareness of ongoing state and county efforts to reduce barriers to affordable housing development, a...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2020Enroll

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Establishes a lapse date for any unencumbered moneys appropriated pursuant to Act 227, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021. Effective 6/29/2022. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2233Enroll

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Authorizes the Department of Human Services to provide additional housing assistance subsidies of up to $500 per month to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF) program participants wh...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2312Enroll

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Establishes the women's corrections implementation commission in the judiciary to ensure implementation of the recommendations from the final report of the House Concurrent Resolution No. 85 (2016) task force, to develop and implement an evidence-bas...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2421Enroll

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Establishes a three-year women's court pilot program within the judiciary's first circuit. Establishes temporary positions. Requires a report. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 6/30/2025. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1953Engross

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Provides the Department of Transportation with more flexibility and discretion to address substantial hardship situations that impact airport concession contracts. (SD2)
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2022-04-29
Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 935).
HIHCR29PassEncouraging The Department Of Transportation To Work With Stakeholders To Develop A Holistic Management Plan That Will Ensure Hana Highway Is Properly Maintained And Is Safe For Residents And Visitors.
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2022-04-29
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 937).
HIHCR35PassRequesting The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency To Develop A Preliminary Draft Evacuation Plan For The Areas Within Lava Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, And 6.
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2022-04-29
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 931).
HIHCR182PassRequesting That The City And County Of Honolulu Convene A Working Group To Develop Recommendations To Improve Sidewalk Maintenance.
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2022-04-29
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 943).
HIHB1823Engross

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Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to practice medical aid in dying or provide counseling to a qualified patient. Requires an attending provider to make an initial determination in person or via telehealth. Amends...
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2022-04-28
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 801).
HIHB2399Engross

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Establishes an Extended Producer Responsibility Program. Requires certain producers of fast-moving consumer goods to register with the Department of Health and pay an annual fee based on the amount of packaging volume the covered producer places on t...
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2022-04-27
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 922).
HIHB133Engross

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Increases the capital gains tax threshold from 7.25% to 9%. Increases the alternative capital gains tax for corporations from 4 to 5%. Applies for tax years beginning after 12/31/2020. (SD1)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB1130Engross

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Requires the Office of Planning to hire a contractor to, among other things, identify and assess alternative financing, project delivery, and cost recovery mechanisms to recapture the State's upfront investment in transit-oriented development infrast...
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB2514Engross

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Beginning July 1, 2023, prohibits the operation of underground storage tanks with a capacity greater than 100,000 gallons. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 794).
HIHCR6PassRequesting The United States Department Of Defense To Prepare A Plan To Decommission The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Store Its Fuel Away From The Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer In A Manner Compliant With Federal And State Law, Prepare A Plan To...
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2022-04-26
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR108PassUrging The Hawaii Housing Finance And Development Corporation To Combat Hostile And Harmful Actions By Profit-driven Investors And Aggregators Participating In The State's Low-income Housing Tax Credit Program.
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2022-04-26
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR117PassRequesting The Department Of Human Services To Immediately Cease Intercepting Social Security Payments For Children In Foster Care.
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2022-04-26
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB2513Engross

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Deposits funds into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund to be used to provide loans or grants to mixed-income rental projects or units for persons and families with incomes between 60 and 100% of the median family income. Enables the Hawaii Housing Fin...
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2022-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-22 1:35PM; Conference Room 329.
HIHCR7Engross

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Urging The Hilo High School School Community Council To Recommend That The Hilo High School Gym Be Named After Albert And Lawrence Manliguis.
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2022-04-25
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR137PassUrging The Department Of Human Services To Establish Or Contract With A Victim Service Provider To Operate And Maintain An Emergency Shelter For Children Who Are Survivors Of Sex Trafficking.
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2022-04-25
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 902) in amended form (SD 1).
HIHB1550Engross

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Establishes the Hawaii Medical Education Special Fund to be administered by the John A. Burns School of Medicine for graduate medical education and training programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2022-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 893).
HIHB2495Enroll

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Prohibits an employer from entering into or requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault occurring in the workplace, at work-related events, between employees, or between the employer...
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2022-04-22
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR27Engross

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Requesting The United States Census Bureau To Re-designate The Census-designated Place Known As Captain Cook On The Island Of Hawaii As Kaawaloa And Requesting Hawaii County To Remove All References To Captain Cook As A Place Name On The Island Of Ha...
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2022-04-20
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
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