Hawaii Representative Jeanne Kapela [D]

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HIHB566PassAdds coercive control between family or household members to the pilot program to strengthen state and county responses to domestic violence and increase violator accountability established by Act 19, Regular Session of 2020. Sunsets 6/30/2026. (SD1)
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2021-07-08
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 238, 07/06/2021, (Gov. Msg. No. 1366).
HIHB33PassAmends the terms and composition of members of the information technology steering committee. Requires the chief information officer to present an annual report to the information technology steering committee for public comment prior to submitting t...
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2021-07-07
Act 186, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1314).
HIHB79PassEstablishes an affordable homeownership revolving fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing development organizations for the development of affordable homeownership housing pro...
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2021-07-07
Act 227, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1355).
HIHB243PassRequires the Office of Planning, in cooperation with each state agency having operational responsibilities over state facilities, to: identify existing and planned facilities that are vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding impacts, and natural hazard...
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2021-07-07
Act 178, on 07/02/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1306).
HIHB817PassRequires and establishes benchmarks for each state department to ensure that a certain percentage of the produce purchased by that department consists of fresh local agricultural products or local value-added, processed, agricultural, or food product...
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2021-07-07
Act 176, on 07/02/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1304).
HIHB863PassAppropriates funds for the forest stewardship program of the department of land and natural resources to build and expand facilities of the state tree nurseries. (CD1)
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2021-07-07
Act 192, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320).
HIHB1096PassRequires the department of health to convene a task force to recommend amendments to the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update existing parentage laws that reflect outdated, cisheteronormative concepts of families, parenthood, and parental rights. (SD1)
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2021-07-07
Act 201, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1329).
HIHB1176PassAllows the governor to designate the department of land and natural resources to administer or enter into agreements for the administration of a green job youth corps program that provides temporary work and training opportunities to help address the...
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2021-07-07
Act 181, on 07/02/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1309).
HIHB1191PassEstablishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State. Renames the Hawaii technology loan revolving...
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2021-07-07
Act 225, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1353).
HIHB1362PassAuthorizes the department of education to directly accept private funding for the purpose of establishing public prekindergarten programs under certain circumstances. Establishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage...
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2021-07-07
Act 210, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1338).
HIHB546VetoRequires complex area superintendents to report directly to the superintendent of education. Requires reports. (CD1)
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2021-07-06
Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 1283).
HIHB72PassEstablishes a framework for the regulation of electric foot scooters by the State and counties. Amends definitions of "moped" to exclude electric foot scooters. Retains personal injury protection benefits for any individual sustaining injuries while ...
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2021-07-02
Act 174, 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276).
HIHB31PassRaises the maximum age of minors for which safe storage of firearms is required from sixteen to eighteen years.
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2021-07-02
Act 148, on 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250).
HIHB490PassLowers the age at which enhanced penalties apply for crimes against seniors from sixty-two years of age to sixty years of age. Makes commission of certain criminal offenses against a senior's person or property applicable if the perpetrator knows or ...
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2021-07-02
Act 147, on 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1249).
HIHB1366PassAmends the class C felony offense of manufacturing, purchasing, or obtaining firearm parts to assemble a firearm having no serial number to also prohibit possession of those firearm parts. Amends Act 74, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, to repeal languag...
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2021-07-02
Act 149, on 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251).
HIHB237PassAppropriates $350,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022 to the department of agriculture for the mitigation and control of the two-lined spittlebug and recovery of the rangelands damaged by the invasive pest. (CD1)
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2021-07-01
Act 137, on 06/30/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1239).
HIHB1081PassRequires the department of transportation and each county's transportation department to maintain a priority list of sidewalk installation and pedestrian improvement projects and to publish the priority list on their respective websites. (CD1)
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2021-06-29
Act 125, on 06/28/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1227).
HIHB1352PassRequires the Office of Planning to submit a report to the Legislature containing: (1) an inventory of lands within the State that are leased to or controlled by the federal government; (2) any known contaminants or environmental hazards associated wi...
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2021-06-28
Act 093, on 06/25/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1195).
HIHB286PassAuthorizes the Department of Taxation to require real estate investment trusts to notify the department of its presence within the State and to report the assets and revenues generated annually. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (S...
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2021-06-25
Act 078, on 06/24/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180).
HIHB552PassPart I: Establishes clean ground transportation goals for state agencies to achieve a one hundred per cent light-duty motor vehicles zero-emission fleet by December 31, 2035. Part II: Authorizes the department of accounting and general services to ap...
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2021-06-25
Act 074, on 06/24/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176).
HIHB73PassRequires the department of human resources development to review the classification and compensation schedules for telephone and emergency dispatchers and similar employees and to submit a report to the legislature recommending modifications to those...
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2021-06-24
Act 063, 06/23/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).
HIHB1376PassExtends the required period for a notice of termination of the rental agreement from five days to fifteen days. Requires landlords to provide notice with specified terms and enter into mediation. Delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelli...
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2021-06-21
Act 057, 06/16/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157).
HIHB553PassEstablishes an offense of intentionally or knowingly capturing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, and provides penalties and fines. Provides certain exemptions. Allows the department of land and natural resources to establish rul...
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2021-06-10
Act 051, 06/08/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).
HIHB282PassClarifies the definition of "provider" as it relates to the entities eligible to provide no cost emergency shelter and related services to a consenting minor to include certain organizations who are not considered child placing organizations or child...
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2021-06-01
Act 023, 05/28/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123).
HIHCR11PassRequesting The Hawaii State Commission On The Status Of Women To Convene A Task Force To Study Missing And Murdered Native Hawaiian Women And Girls.
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2021-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR35PassUrging The United States Military To Clean Up Munitions And Explosives Of Concern In Hawaii Under The Military Munitions Response Program.
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2021-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR178PassRequesting The Convening Of A Working Group To Discuss The Role Of The Authorizer, Its Relationship With Charter Schools, The Accountability For The Use Of Public Funds, And Whether Or Not Legislation Is Required To Effectuate Any Desired Changes.
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2021-04-23
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 626).
HIHCR162PassUrging The Department Of Public Safety And The Department Of Human Services To Work With The Department Of Health, Department Of Education, And Judiciary To Submit A Plan To Account For Gender Identity With Respect To Incarcerated And Court-involved ...
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2021-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR154PassCondemning All Forms Of Anti-asian Sentiment As Related To Covid-19; Urging Greater Investment In Federal, State, And Local Resources To Develop And Support Communitywide Solutions; And Requesting The Civil Rights Division Of The United States Depart...
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2021-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
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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2021-04-22
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-23-21 11:30AM in conference room CR 325.
HIHB608Engross

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Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires the board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items. Requires a report to the legislature on i...
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2021-04-22
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday, 04-22-21 at 5:00 PM in CR 309.
HIHB550Engross

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Requires and establishes deadlines for state facilities, except smaller facilities and facilities within the stadium development district, to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Allows the department of accounting and general service...
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2021-04-22
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-23-21 10:00AM in conference room CR 325.
HIHB570Engross

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Expands the time period by which a civil action for childhood sexual abuse may be initiated. Extends the period during which a victim of childhood sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred action against the victim's abuser or a legal entity ha...
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2021-04-21
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-22-21 2:45PM in conference room CR 329.
HIHB722Engross

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Establishes a statewide coordinator and program overseen by the department of the attorney general to provide services and assistance to commercially sexually exploited children and victims of human trafficking. Requires the attorney general to submi...
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2021-04-20
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-21-21 2:40PM in conference room CR 329.
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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2021-04-20
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 842).
HIHB606Engross

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Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds with the funds to be deposited into the dwelling unit revolving fund and the rental housing revolving fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-04-19
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 04-20-21 3:31PM in conference room CR 329.
HIHB1088Engross

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Bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the State if the final product or any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed on or after 1/1/2024. (SD2)
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2021-04-19
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 560).
HIHB1326Engross

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Allows a narrow hearsay exception for statements made by domestic violence victims during the course of the first interaction with the responding law enforcement officers and before the arrest of the defendant, as long as the statement bears sufficie...
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2021-04-19
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 560).
HIHCR95PassUrging Hawaii Helicopter Companies To Avoid Conducting Nonemergency Flights Over Residential Neighborhoods.
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2021-04-19
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR119Engross

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Urging The Department Of Agriculture, Department Of Health, Department Of Land And Natural Resources, And University Of Hawaii To Develop And Implement A Mosquito Control Program That Uses Wolbachia Bacteria To Reduce Mosquito Population Levels Throu...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHCR80Engross

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Requesting The United States Food And Drug Administration To Promote Transparency And Enforcement By Providing Individual Premarket Tobacco Product Application Applicant Information Of Hawaii Sellers To The Department Of The Attorney General For Law ...
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2021-04-09
To Senate Health Committee
HIHB46Engross

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Requires all habitat conservation plans to include an agreement for plan participants to enter into and maintain an annual service contract with a stand-by and response facility available to provide emergency medical and rehabilitation services to na...
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2021-04-06
The committee on WAM deferred the measure.
HIHCR8Engross

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Urging The Board Of Education And Department Of Education To Elevate Hawaiian Language And Cultural Education In Public High Schools By Expanding Access To Hawaiian Language And Cultural Classes That Fulfill Core Requirements Throughout Secondary Edu...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR9Engross

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Urging The Board Of Education And Department Of Education To Support And Implement Community Schools As A Strategy For Increasing Access To A High-quality Education.
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2021-04-01
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR32Engross

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Urging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement A Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Persons To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Students.
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2021-04-01
To Senate Education Committee
HIHCR159Engross

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Strongly Urging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Work With The International Dialogue On Underwater Munitions' International Scientific And Technology Advisory Board On Underwater Munitions To Seek And Secure Federal Funding For The No...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HIHR9PassUrging The Board Of Education And Department Of Education To Elevate Hawaiian Language And Cultural Education In Public High Schools By Expanding Access To Hawaiian Language And Cultural Classes That Fulfill Core Requirements Throughout Secondary Edu...
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR10PassUrging The Board Of Education And Department Of Education To Support And Implement Community Schools As A Strategy For Increasing Access To A High-quality Education.
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR12PassRequesting The Hawaii State Commission On The Status Of Women To Convene A Task Force To Study Missing And Murdered Native Hawaiian Women And Girls.
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR25PassUrging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement A Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Persons To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Students.
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2021-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
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