Hawaii Representative Joy San Buenaventura [D]

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HIHB1383PassProvides for the expungement of criminal records pertaining solely to the possession of three grams or less of marijuana. Decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and establishes that the possession is a violation punishable ...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 273, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1393).
HIHB252PassEstablishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 01/01/2022. (HB252 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 235, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1337).
HIHB290VetoAuthorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for their personal medical use. (HB290 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1371).
HIHB654PassAppropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to determine the etiologies of the high incidence of liver and bile duct cancer in Hawaii. Establishes reporting requirements. (HB654 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 265, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1367).
HIHB629VetoCreates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. Takes effect on 3/1/2020. (SD2)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1374).
HIHB655VetoDesignates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. (SD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed (SD1) on 07-09-19 - (SD1) Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1375).
HIHB673PassProvides a process for the voluntary or involuntary sale or transfer of an individual dispensary license. Eases restrictions on allowable operating hours and location of licensed facilities. Expands allowable interisland transportation of medical can...
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2019-07-09
Act 240, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1342).
HIHB748VetoProhibits civil asset forfeiture unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Excludes the forfeiture proceedings for an animal pending criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to deposit the net proc...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1377).
HIHB330PassAppropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives. (HB330 CD1)
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2019-07-05
Act 180, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282).
HIHB710PassAdds reproductive health decisions to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices. (HB710 CD1)
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2019-07-05
Act 178, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280).
HIHB1272PassAuthorizes pharmacies to accept the return of any prescription drug for disposal via collection receptacles or mail-back programs; prohibits pharmacies from redispensing returned prescription drugs or accepting returned prescription drugs in exchange...
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2019-07-05
Act 183, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285).
HIHB1552PassPart I: Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Creates a position for an Oversight Coordinator for the Commission. Extends the sunset date of the Reentry Commission to 1/1/2020. Repeals the Reentry Commission and Corrections...
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2019-07-05
Act 179, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281).
HIHB1176PassAuthorizes law enforcement officers of the Department of Transportation to use electric guns while performing their duties. Requires law enforcement officers of DOT to be accredited by June 30, 2024, for the use of electric guns. (SD1)
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2019-07-05
Act 187, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289).
HIHB843PassAppropriates funds for one Applied Technical Education position at Hawaii Community College. (HB843 CD2)
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2019-07-03
Act 168, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270).
HIHB1273PassCreates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund to capture federal moneys resulting from DOH's participation in the SSA 1915(c) waiver program. Requires DOH and DHS to work with stakeholder...
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2019-07-03
Act 165, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267).
HIHB1270PassExtends the hospital sustainability program for two years. Clarifies exemptions from the hospital sustainability fee and increases the allowable aggregate fees to be charged. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability special fund for fisc...
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2019-07-03
Act 173, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1275).
HIHB1449PassExtends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2021. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Increases the nursing facility sustainability fee limit fr...
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2019-07-03
Act 163, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1265).
HIHB664PassClarifies that the ban on sexual orientation change efforts applies to conversion therapy practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. (SD1)
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2019-07-01
Act 157, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1259).
HIHB711PassAmends the affirmative defense of extreme mental or emotional disturbance to murder or attempted murder by prohibiting explanations based solely on the defendant's discovery, defendant's knowledge, or the disclosure of the victim's gender, gender ide...
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2019-07-01
Act 149, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251).
HIHB257PassAuthorizes the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Provides additional time for the implementation of the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2023. Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the M...
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2019-06-28
Act 128, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1230).
HIHB1453PassAuthorizes the DOH to establish fees for ground transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emerg...
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2019-06-28
Act 140, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242).
HIHB297PassDirects DOA to review the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Wolbachia bacteria, including Aedes aegypti mosquitoes originating from Hawaii stock that could be imported for landscape scale mosquito control, and render a determination to place it on the appr...
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2019-06-25
Act 106, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208).
HIHB463PassRequires and appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to partner with the Hawaii agricultural community to establish a Food Safety Certification Training Program to assist small to medium sized farms to comply with the United States Depart...
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2019-06-25
Act 104, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206).
HIHB546PassAllows a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 70,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub lice...
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2019-06-25
Act 115, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217).
HIHB903PassRequires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force. (HB903 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 112, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214).
HIHB1157PassExempts students in post-secondary education programs from immunization requirements if they attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning, under certain conditions. (HB1157 CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 101, 06/20/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1203).
HIHB624PassPart I: Purpose section. Part II: Establishes the strategic development programs revolving fund and transfers powers, duties, and programs of the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) under Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). ...
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2019-06-12
Act 056, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157).
HIHB1417PassRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (HB1417 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 082, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183).
HIHCR113PassConvening The Multiple Languages Emergency Notification Working Group.
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2019-05-02
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR216PassSupporting The Development Of College Esports At The University Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB613EngrossEstablishes the state youthBuild Program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild Program grants. Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to award grants eligible non-profit or pub...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 2:00PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB582EngrossEstablishes and amends provisions relating to the care of the elderly and disabled in state-licensed care facilities. Requires adult day care centers to be licensed or certified by the department of health. Expands the department of health's unannoun...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 4:30PM in conference room 229.
HIHB1539EngrossRequires Oahu regional system board approval to privatize, sell or change services at all Oahu regional health care system facilities. Amends the membership of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation board. Requires the Oahu regional system board to cr...
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2019-04-26
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 875).
HIHB1219EngrossAuthorizes the designation of areas or regions of public lands classified as commercial, industrial, resort and hotel, and the establishment and implementation of guidelines for the redevelopment of the areas or regions that will: (1) modernize the p...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 5:55PM in Conference Room 312.
HIHB402EngrossRequires that all grants and contracts awarded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs shall be subject to be individually approved by the board of trustees. Reduces the University of Hawaii's portion of receipts from the use, sale, lease, or other disposi...
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2019-04-25
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 868).
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting. (SD2)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325.
HIHB713EngrossEstablishes a three-year Homeless Employment Grant Program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to t...
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 2:15PM in conference room 225.
HIHB1146EngrossRequires procurement officers to complete past performance evaluations of contractors. Requires past performance to be considered in all sole source procurement and any competitive contracts that exceeds the small purchase threshold. Establishes an i...
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 1:00PM in conference room 325.
HIHB1485EngrossEstablishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2020, for automatically preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students who are at least 16 years old to vote. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-19 11:00AM in conference room 329.
HIHB1541EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center within the University of Hawaii to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-26-19 5:30PM in conference room 016.
HIHB31PassAmends the voter information requirements for election nomination papers and the withdrawal of a nominating voter's signature by requiring only the month and date portions of a voter's date of birth. Repeals the social security number requirements. (...
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2019-04-24
Act 022, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123).
HIHB1530EngrossEstablishes and appropriates funds for the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program within the Department of Education. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HIHB747EngrossEstablishes employment first as a state policy with respect to disabled persons. Requires state and county agencies to implement this policy in hiring and all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies employment f...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HIHB1062EngrossEstablishes a broadband infrastructure grant program to be administered by the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Takes effect 7/1/3000. (SD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 825).
HIHB1193EngrossAmends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit and cap amount. Effec...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HIHB1192EngrossConforms statutory prohibitions against wage discrimination with other prohibitions on employment discrimination. Clarifies allowable justifications for compensation differentials and remedies for pay disparity. Requires employers to disclose wage ra...
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 948).
HIHB1274EngrossEstablishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Effective 1/1/2051. (SD1)
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 948).
HIHB1416EngrossEstablishes a Suicide Prevention Commission to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicides within Hawaii's correctional system. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health to develop a centralized assessment and treatment program. (SD1)
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 948).
HIHCR36PassUrging The Governor's Coordinator On Homelessness And The City And County Of Honolulu To Come Together And Prioritize Their Homelessness Efforts In The Area Surrounding The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center By Convening A Task Force.
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR89PassRequesting The United States Congress To Enact Legislation Removing Cannabis From The Federal Controlled Substances Act And Facilitate The Full Spectrum Of Private Banking Services For Cannabis-related Business.
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
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