Hawaii Representative Justin Woodson [D]

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HIHB1346EnrollProhibits the suspension or expulsion of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning's Public Prekindergarten Program, except under limited circumstances. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1523EnrollSpecifies that the costs of devices for certain Department of Education schools shall be covered using Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB917EngrossRequires the attorney general of the State of Hawaii, on behalf of the Department of Education, to institute proceedings to acquire certain land owned by the Mililani Town Association by voluntary action or condemnation. Effective upon approval. (SD1...
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2020-07-10
Deferred one day.
HIHB1929EnrollExtends the deadline for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to renegotiate an existing, or issue a new, ground lease for the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project before the corporation's requirement to initiate conde...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1978EnrollSpecifies that the family court has jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody or guardianship of an immigrant child pursuant to a motion for Special Immigrant Juvenile factual findings requesting a determination that the child was abused, ne...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2183EnrollIncreases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization ceiling amount to continue financing affordable rental housing statewide. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2543EnrollRequires parents or guardians of public school and charter school kindergarten students to disclose information on the student's prior child care program or prekindergarten attendance, if any, for the purpose of determining areas having the highest n...
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2590EnrollEstablishes within DOT an autonomous vehicles testing pilot program. Requires report to the legislature. (SD2)
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2020-07-10
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1651EngrossCodifies certain certification, renewal, and violation processes of vehicle inspectors who conduct vehicle safety inspections under the DOT. Repeals section 286-85, HRS, which requires reconstructed vehicles to obtain a special inspection and certifi...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB1928EngrossEstablishes the Pulehunui Community Development Authority on the island of Maui as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii Community Development Authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui community development distr...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2457EngrossBans the sale of flavored tobacco products. Prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine. Establishes fines and penalties for violations. Authorizes a court to impose, as a penalty on a person eighteen to twenty-one years of age who...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2527EngrossSpecifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and passive activity loss do not apply to the state low-income housing tax credit allocations after 12/31/2019. Extends the time period in which to...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2573EngrossIncludes coercion as a means of committing the offense of sex trafficking. Removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex trafficking. Specifies that sex trafficking of a minor is a strict liability offense. Repeals the offense of solicitation o...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB2709EngrossRequires a personal representative of a decedent appointed under the Uniform Probate Code to notify the police department of the appropriate county of any and all firearms in an estate. Requires the police department to certify that all registered fi...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).
HIHB1529EngrossAllows student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media. Takes effect on 7/1/2055. (SD1)
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB2091EngrossAllows the University of Hawaii to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, and contractors and their employees, whose duties include ensuring security of campus facilities and persons. (SD1)
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1880EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operations of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission and for 2 full-time equivalent positions to support the Commission. Appropriates funds to the Kahoolawe island reserve co...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2257EngrossExpands the scope of the University of Hawaii at Hilo conference center revolving fund to all programs conducted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding the fund. Gives the chancellor of the Univers...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2475EngrossAuthorizes the Public Utilities Commission to address any situation where the condition of a regulated water carrier of cargo may result in the disruption, reduction, or cessation of essential services. Amends the bases upon which the Public Utilitie...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2603EngrossRequires the department of education to establish a pilot program that provides grants for high school students enrolled in a career and technical education or career academy program to enroll in college courses through the running start program or o...
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2739EngrossTransfers lands to DLNR and establishes that land and adjacent, state-owned land as the Ka Iwi coast state park. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-26
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1874EngrossLowers the age at which enhanced penalties apply for crimes against seniors from sixty-two years of age to an unspecified age. Makes commission of certain criminal offenses against a senior's person or property applicable regardless of the perpetrato...
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2020-06-25
The committee on JDC deferred the measure.
HIHB2699EngrossEstablishes clean ground transportation goals for state agencies on a staggered basis until achieving a 100 per cent light-duty motor vehicle clean fleet by 12/31/2035. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-25
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1844EngrossCreates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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2020-06-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1994EngrossEstablishes, and appropriates funds for, a network improvement community task force to develop a K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher education degree for the University of Hawaii. Appropriates funds for the office of intern...
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2020-06-23
The committee on HRE deferred the measure.
HIHB2256EngrossExtends the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, for certain exemptions from the Ethics Code as related to UH technology transfer from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2025. Takes effect on July 1, 2050. (HD2)
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2020-06-23
The committee on HRE deferred the measure.
HIHB2466EngrossEstablishes a pilot project for the State to provide lease space for the establishment of child care facilities at any capital district building, except Honolulu Hale, with enrollment priority for children of state employees who work in the building ...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB312EngrossRequires the University of Hawaii, West Oahu campus, to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative media by the start of the 2020 spring semester. Repeals the annual $35,000,000 rolling cap and extends the repeal date for the motion picture, digital...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB889EngrossEstablishes the publicprivate partnership working group and requires an annual report to be submitted to the legislature. Adds public-private partnership project delivery methods and related conditions and requirements to the Hawaii Public Procuremen...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB469EngrossRequires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/19 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans. Exempts mandator...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB467EngrossChanges the kupuna caregivers program allocation cap from $70 per day to $350 per week. Appropriates funds for the continued implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HIHB318EngrossRequires the Department of Education to convene a Staggered School Start Times Task Force to study and evaluate the issues and implications of instituting a staggered school start times program, including effects on school bus schedules. Requires a r...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1583EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Education to evaluate the feasibility and cost-benefit of establishing and implementing a pilot microgrid to provide backup power in the event of a natural disaster or other similar emergency. Authorizes the Department of...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1274EngrossEstablishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Effective 1/1/2051. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB1974EngrossAmends the minimum qualifications for nominees to the State Public Charter School Commission to require residency in the State. Provides that commission members may be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable travel expenses incurred in the conduct of...
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2020-06-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1996EngrossRequires the BOE to include evaluation of the most current strategic plan indicators as a component of the superintendent of education's annual performance evaluation. Requires improvements in at least one-half of those indicators for any salary incr...
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2020-06-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2094EngrossEstablishes an early childhood educator stipend program to be administered by the executive office on early learning to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Hawaii. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2055. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2088EngrossEstablishes a working group to create a state plan to make FAFSA completion a statewide graduation requirement and an opt-out waiver for FAFSA completion by the 2022-2023 school year. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2412EngrossRequires DOE to establish a threeyear pilot program for the development and implementation of a traumainformed education program in the Castle, Kailua, and Kalaheo complex areas, based on the NanakuliWaianae complex area traumainformed education prog...
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2020-06-22
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2411EngrossAppropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for rent subsidy payments, which sums shall be added to the Authority's base budget, and additional staff. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-05-21
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2753EngrossEstablishes the state YouthBuild Program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild Program grants. Authorizes DLIR to award grants to eligible non-profit or public entities to meet the matching funds r...
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2020-05-18
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2718EngrossEstablishes and appropriates funds for a climate change and human health adaptation coordinator within the department of health and related operating expenses. (SD1)
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2020-05-13
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1861EngrossExtends the sunset date for the Coffee Berry Borer Pesticide Subsidy Program until June 30, 2025, for the purchase of pesticides containing Beauveria bassiana to combat the coffee berry borer. Extends the program manager position to June 30, 2026. Ap...
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2020-05-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB2004EngrossAmends requirements for child passengers. Requires rear facing child safety seats for children under two years of age. Raises certain fines for violations. Effective upon approval. (SD1)
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2020-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB2541EngrossMakes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Increases and amends the refundable food/excise tax credit by basing the amount of the credit on a taxpayer's Hawaii earned income and federal adjusted gross income. Increases minimum...
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2020-05-12
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHCR47IntroRequesting The Criminal Justice Research Institute To Conduct A Study On The Effects Of Felony Disenfranchisement, Particularly The Effects On Minority Groups.
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHR32IntroRequesting The Criminal Justice Research Institute To Conduct A Study On The Effects Of Felony Disenfranchisement, Particularly The Effects On Minority Groups.
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1817EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for deposit into the rental housing revolving fund for its authorized purposes. Takes effect on 7/1/2025. (HD2)
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2020-03-16
The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.
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