Hawaii Senator Kaiali'i Kahele [D]

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HISB2206IntroAuthorizes issuance of $200,000,000 in general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvement projects consistent with the purposes of the rental housing revolving fund.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:25 pm]
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2202IntroPrevents predatory towing by requiring documented approval authorizing removal of a vehicle from private property by the property owner or a designated representative.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB2259IntroEstablishes a workforce readiness diploma program within the department of education adult community schools program. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2262IntroAmends the powers and duties of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at independent schools.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2256IntroAuthorizes the department of education to provide incentives to enhance the recruitment and retention of public school teachers.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on EDU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in EDU were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kidani, Kim, Kanuha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
HISB2261IntroProvides an income tax exclusion for certain public school teachers who earn $60,000 or less per year. Defines eligible teachers as school teachers, special education teachers, school librarians and school counselors employed by the DOE or a charter ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 31 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
HISB2257IntroAmends 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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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on EDU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in EDU were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kidani, Kim, Kanuha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
HISB2339IntroRequires the department of health to establish an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia training program for care workers whose work involves extensive contact with participants or residents. Specifies training curriculum and continuing education ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 31 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2391IntroAllows the Hawaiian homes commission or the department of Hawaiian home lands to retain independent legal counsel as needed. Authorizes the Hawaiian homes commission and the department of Hawaiian home lands to use the services of the attorney genera...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2310IntroRequires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support pa...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2389IntroProhibits lessees who sell or transfer land from obtaining subsequent leases of the same class of land unless the subsequent lease is acquired pursuant to section 209 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, or the prior lease interest...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2387IntroAppropriates funds for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Office of Hawaiian Affairs as mandated by the Constitution of the State of Hawaii and Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2307IntroRequires that all state and state funded facilities have internet computer and wireless access filters to block access to pornography sites.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB2311IntroStrengthens campus safety and accountability procedures and protocols, including those relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related issues, at the University of Hawaii. Takes steps to extend...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:50 pm]
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2342IntroAmends the total amount of hours per week an individual must be employed to be a qualified caregiver under the kupuna caregivers program from thirty to twenty. Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2337IntroAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for six full-time (6.0 FTE) ombudsman specialist positions; two each on Oahu and Hawaii and one each on Kauai and Maui.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2334IntroLowers the age of crimes against seniors to sixty years of age, and makes certain criminal offenses against seniors applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the victim's age.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2369IntroRequires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2335IntroAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Ihara, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB2336IntroRequires the thirty-day lapse or termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service, or other method of delivery requiring proof of delivery.
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2020-01-27
The committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HMS were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Ruderman, K. Rhoads, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara, Fevella.
HISB2341IntroAmends the definitions of "certificate of disability" and "person with a disability" to allow a person with a disability that does not limit or impair the ability to walk and needs special accommodations to enter and exit their vehicle to be issued a...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2313IntroProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2663IntroRequires a supplemental environmental assessment or supplemental environmental impact statement after the passage of 15 years from the date of the acceptance of the statement or the determination of a finding of no significant impact, if the proposed...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2729IntroAppropriates funds for the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Sea Grant College Program to support the sustainable growth of the local aquaculture industry by establishing 2 permanent aquaculture extensio...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2692IntroAppropriates money out of the land conservation fund for the acquisition of 11,020 acres of the Na Wai Eha watershed in Wailuku, Maui.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2759IntroRequires government entities that engage in search and rescue operations to seek reimbursement when the rescued person required search and rescue efforts because that person acted in disregard of that person's safety, including intentionally disregar...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2735IntroClarifies that agriculture activities in non-agricultural park lands may include the care and production of pasture lands. Sets various deadlines for the transfer of certain non-agricultural park lands from the Department of Land and Natural Resource...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2624IntroCreates income brackets for the low-income renter tax credit. Provides for adjustment of the tax credit amount based on the consumer price index.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:25 pm]
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2627IntroIncreases the adjusted gross income eligibility cap for the income tax credit for low-income household renters from $30,000 to $50,000. Increases the amount used for calculating the credit from $50 to $200.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:25 pm]
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB2683IntroAppropriates funds for the climate change mitigation and adaptation commission and coordinator.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2673IntroEstablishes the right of postsecondary student athletes in intercollegiate athletics to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:50 pm]
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2758IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses and for 10 full-time equivalent (10.0 FTE) positions in the Department of Land and Natural Resources, as called for by the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2666IntroRequires the State to pay, without delay, military personnel called to active duty at the same rate as their active duty counterparts; provide basic housing allowance; provide service credit for time on active duty; and allow state and county employe...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2576IntroSpecifies exemptions for the University of Hawaii from sections 87A-39 and 88-125, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to codify in statute the cost-sharing agreement between the University of Hawaii and the department of budget and finance, and requires report...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 3:45 pm]
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2574IntroAppropriates funding to develop the Charles Atherton House and property into a University of Hawaii kupuna center and support the activities of the University of Hawaii UHealthy Hawaii initiative.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:45 pm]
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2755IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, a state-wide assessment of pueo conservation status.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2737IntroAppropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) extension agent position for the Hawaii Ant Lab West Hawaii Office.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2668IntroIncreases the percentage of the land conservation fund that may be used for costs related to the operation, maintenance, and management of lands acquired by the fund. Increases the maximum dollar amount of the conveyance tax distribution to the land ...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2686IntroExtends the period that a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from March 31, 2019, to December 31, 2020. Allows a county with a population equal to or less than five hundred thousand that adopts a surcharge on state t...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2757IntroAuthorizes the agricultural development and food security special fund to be used to award grants to individuals proposing to engage in afforestation, reforestation, soil carbon sequestration, or local organic plant food production in the State. Requ...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2526IntroAmends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to require appraisals of improvements to identify the replacement cost or the leasehold market value. Grants authority to DHHL to authorize second position loans on homestead leases by approved lenders. Requir...
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:17 pm]
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB2667IntroProvides that where public access is required as a condition of a subdivision, either the county must accept dedication of and maintain the access or identify an entity to own and maintain the access. Authorizes the county to require the subdivider t...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2736IntroMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for ornamental and landscaping entomologist specialist, plant pathologist extension agent, and pesticide specialist positions.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2623IntroExtends 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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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 5 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2784IntroMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2822IntroEstablishes a motor vehicle redemption program for used motor vehicles to be redeemed in exchange for a refund. Imposes a motor vehicle redemption fee on all motor vehicles sold on or after 7/1/2020. Establishes a motor vehicle redemption special fun...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB2824IntroAppropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for 3 full-time equivalent (3.0 FTE) inspectors to perform meat inspection services.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2801IntroRequires the public utilities commission to establish preferential electricity rates for residential properties located within a five-mile radius of a utility scale wind energy facility.
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2020-01-27
[Hearing: Jan 31 @ 2:55 pm]
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB2813IntroAppropriates funds for the aeronautical sciences program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Effective 7/1/2020.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2816IntroAuthorizes issuance of general obligation bonds for capital improvement projects at the Ernest Bowen De Silva Elementary School and the Francis Wong Stadium. Appropriates funds.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
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