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HIHB73IntroAmends the definition of "emergency worker" in the Penal Code to include Hawaii state on-scene coordinators and communications dispatchers. (HD1)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB131IntroIncreases the amount of the tax credit for individuals and households and the adjusted gross income eligibility cap for the income tax credit for low-income household renters using tax brackets for individuals and different categories of households. ...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB601IntroAmends the statewide traffic code to allow for the county chiefs of police to designate county employees to issue citations for traffic violations. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB613IntroMakes an emergency appropriation for fiscal year 2020-2021 from elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund (ESSER funds) moneys received by the State from the CARES Act and CRRS Appropriations Act to offset any budget reductions that are i...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB702IntroRequires the department of education to establish rules for the procurement of goods and services related to the administration of food programs at public schools that incorporate a geographic preference for unprocessed locally grown and locally rais...
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2021-02-26
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nishimoto.
HIHB776IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for a master planned development proposed by Pueo Development, LLC, on Hawaiian Home Lands.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]

Bill scheduled for reconsideration of previous decision by FIN on 03-02-21 1:00PM in conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
HIHB775IntroRenames Kahului Airport Access Road on Maui as the Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho Way.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1119IntroClarifies that social welfare organizations granted tax exempt status under 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code are subject to the same requirements of other charitable organizations that solicit funds from the public. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1291IntroAllows applicants for the University of Hawaii and students enrolled at a community college campus who graduated from a public high school in the State with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and qualified for and received special education serv...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1362IntroEstablishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage of early childhood education educators. Extends certain effective dates for implementation of Act 46, SLH 2020. Requires the application of a uniform assessment for p...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB72IntroEstablishes 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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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Eli, McDermott.
HIHB79IntroEstablishes 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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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Eli.
HIHB243IntroRequires each executive branch department to: identify existing and planned facilities that are vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding impacts, and natural hazards; assess options for mitigation impacts of sea level rise to existing and planned facil...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB485IntroIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax from $5 to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Eli, McDermott.
HIHB554IntroBeginning 05/01/2022, requires sellers to disclose whether the real property lies within the sea level rise exposure area designated by the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission or its successor. Effective 5/1/2022. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Kitagawa, Aquino, Har, Hashem, Mizuno, Morikawa, Onishi, Tarnas, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kong.
HIHB834IntroRequires the department of land and natural resources, in collaboration with the county of Hawaii, to conduct site surveys to identify the most suitable locations for black cinder cone quarries on the island of Hawaii. Requires a report to the legisl...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB774IntroEstablishes the Pulehunui community development authority as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui community development district. Authorizes the Ha...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1311IntroRemoves the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project. Allows HHFDC to address historic preservation laws when funding is appropriated for each portion of the Leialii affordable housing project. Effective 7/1/2050. (...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Perruso; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Eli.
HIHB486IntroSpecifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road through any maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to transfer ownership of roads in favor of counties by quitclaim if requested by the ...
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2021-02-24
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tokioka.
HIHB1118IntroRequires any organization, association, party, or individual that is financially involved in the political process to file a financial disclosure with the campaign spending commission. Requires noncandidate committees to provide to the campaign spend...
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2021-02-24
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, McKelvey, Takumi, Todd; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Lowen, Nakamura, Ward; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Tokioka.
HIHB1220IntroRequires members of the charter school commission to collectively possess strong experience and expertise in various fields. Allows the authorizer's staff to provide technical support up until the completed charter application is submitted. Clarifies...
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2021-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Perruso; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1376IntroExtends the period for a notice of summary possession from five days to fifteen. Requires landlords to enter into mediation and delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. R...
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2021-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1360IntroEstablishes 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. Requires stipend fund repayments for the early childhood ed...
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2021-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB835IntroAppropriates funds to support the ongoing operations of the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)
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2021-02-23
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1326IntroAllows a narrow hearsay exception for statements made by domestic violence victims to certain government officials within 24 hours of an incident of domestic violence and prior to the arrest of the defendant, even if the statement is testimonial in n...
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2021-02-23
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, LoPresti, McKelvey, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Lowen, Takumi, Todd, Tokioka; 2 Noes: Representative(s) D. Kobayashi, Nakamura; and Excused: none.
HIHB32IntroProhibits the manufacture for sale, sale, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or distribution of certain animal fur products in the State. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB8IntroAmends Act 151, SLH 2019, to make identifying lands for producing food crops that may be grown locally using conventional, sustainable, and regenerative practices to replace imports one of the goals of the Department of Agriculture's strategic plan f...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB229IntroDesignates the fourth day in January of each year as United States Senator Daniel K. Akaka Day. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1308IntroEstablishes June 19 of each year as Juneteenth Day. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB100IntroBeginning 7/1/2022, establishes an air cargo pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fee, to be assessed on each air carrier delivering air cargo into the State. Establishes the air cargo pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund, to be ...
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB611IntroEstablishes maintenance of effort provisions for free education. Establishes a public education stabilization trust fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB612IntroRequires the superintendent of education, or the superintendent's designee, to serve as the summer learning coordinator and coordinate all summer programs for children. Requires the summer learning coordinator to work with the department of human ser...
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB609IntroAuthorizes supplemental categorical funding for remote schools. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1222IntroRequires public and charter schools to offer education in computer science. Requires annual reports. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1221IntroRequires charter school authorizers to provide a list of approved independent auditors, rather than selecting three independent auditors, from which their respective charter school is to select an independent auditor for its annual financial audit. E...
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB228IntroDesignates 9/7 of each year as United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye Day.
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2021-02-17
To House Culture, Arts, & International Affairs Committee
HIHB608IntroRequires 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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2021-02-17
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1392IntroCreates an exemption for interns enrolled in a department of education program from the wages and hours requirements of employees on public works projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-17
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1138IntroChanges the age for minors who are in the presence of abuse of family or household member offenses from less than fourteen to less than eighteen years of age.
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2021-02-16
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1277IntroEstablishes an office of the housing advocate within the office of the governor.
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2021-02-16
To House Housing Committee
HIHB260IntroAuthorizes the counties to reclassify lands fifty acres or seventy-five acres in certain rural, urban, and agricultural districts; provided that a certain percentage of the housing units on the land sought to be reclassified are set aside for persons...
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB832IntroEstablishes a road connectivity task force to assess and identify ways of improving road access in rural areas and in subdivisions with substandard roads. Requires a report to the legislature.
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2021-02-12
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB10IntroRequires the board of education to invite the exclusive representative for bargaining unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the department of education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the board and the exclusive re...
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2021-02-11
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1223IntroRequires the state board for career and technical education to oversee and review annually statewide data collection processes and reporting requirements related to the student attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies ...
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2021-02-11
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1312IntroRequires the University of Hawaii to include in certain employment agreements that address intellectual property rights a condition requiring the employees to make a good faith effort to sell or license intellectual property to a farmer or agricultur...
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2021-02-11
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB261IntroAdjusts towing company charges and fees for vehicles left unattended or abandoned. Establishes a clean-up charge and documentation fee.
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2021-02-05
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB610IntroAuthorizes the Department of Education to develop programs to encourage the development of gardens on school property. Authorizes the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish gardens in housing p...
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2021-02-04
To House Education Committee
HIHB626IntroRequires the department of health to establish a two-year pilot project to test Tier 1 beaches for Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus not less than monthly. Requires a report to the legislature before the regular se...
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2021-02-04
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB483IntroIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax from $5 to $8 for any county with a resident population of more than 125,000, but less than 195,000. Sets aside the revenue from the increased surcharge tax for capacity projects in that ...
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2021-02-03
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB1136IntroRequires the department of land and natural resources, in conjunction with the counties, to develop an invasive species flood control plan to prevent, contain, and mitigate hazardous tree growth impacting streams and waterways. Requires submittal of ...
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2021-02-01
To House Water & Land Committee
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