Hawaii Senator Kalani English [D]

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HISB82IntroRequires each new member of a board or commission to participate in an orientation and training session with the head of the department with jurisdiction of that member's board or commission or their designee. Requires each department and agency to t...
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2021-03-04
Reported from GVO/WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 747) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 2) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB112IntroMakes flying or facilitating flying without a pilot license a misdemeanor. Defines pilot license. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
Reported from TRS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 755) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 2) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB83IntroDesignates November 28 of each year as La Kuokoa, Hawaiian Recognition Day, not constituting a state holiday, to celebrate the historical recognition of independence of the kingdom of Hawaii. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from GVO/WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 744) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB251IntroEstablishes requirements and permitting procedures for transportation network companies operating in the State. Makes permanent insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network drivers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB244IntroExpands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made to needy persons by organizations. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor reasonably believes in good faith that the food remains fit for ...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB474IntroRequires that mandatory seller disclosures in real estate transactions include identification of residential real properties lying within the sea level rise exposure area. Effective 5/1/2022. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB510IntroAuthorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to delegate to the impacted counties the responsibility for certain historic preservation project reviews, provided that certain requirement...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB565IntroExpands the definition of "beer" to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 per cent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages. Effective January 1, 2022. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB607IntroRemoves the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project and Keawe street apartments. Exempts the Keawe street apartments from the application of the historic preservation provisions of chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statut...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB814IntroClarifies the process for applicants to apply to open and operate a charter school. Provides for penalties for authorizers who fail to timely comply with board decisions. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB766IntroAllows a penalty of up to $5,000 for the fourth or subsequent violations of the motor carrier law within one calendar year.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB696IntroExtends the date on which the temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts shall cease to exist to August 31, 2025. Permits less than a quorum of commission members to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a c...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB703IntroRequires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB596IntroProhibits holdover board members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority from holding office beyond the commencement of the next legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB795IntroChanges the criteria for calculating the various fees that the department of land and natural resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors, including requiring that certain state small boat harbor fees be set at fair market value, a...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB975IntroEstablishes procedures for audits of pharmacies conducted by a health care provider, insurance company, third-party payor, sickness insurance provider, mutual benefit society, dental service corporation, health maintenance organization, or any entity...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1258IntroAllows for standard telephone contacts for telehealth purposes. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISR35IntroRequesting The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation To Convene A Task Force To Conduct A Feasibility Study For Construction Of A Hospital In North Kona.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Health Committee
HISCR53IntroRequesting The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation To Convene A Task Force To Conduct A Feasibility Study For Construction Of A Hospital In North Kona.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Health Committee
HISB767IntroLegalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of cannabis in a specified quantity. Requires licensing to operate cannabis establishments. Subjects cannabis establishments to excise taxes and income taxes. (SD1)
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB913IntroRequires persons who receive state funds and state financial assistance to donate unnecessary but functioning electronic devices, hardware, and televisions to nonprofit organizations that will refurbish and distribute them to eligible persons in the ...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB86IntroRequires the Department of Health to issue medical cannabis dispensary licenses to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, allowing for increased revenue for beneficiaries. (SD2)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 1:40PM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB65EngrossAllows direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. Requires the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and regulations. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB135IntroRequires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to conduct a study to determine appropriate state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow residents and residents with disabilities to remotely participate in...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB463IntroAuthorizes 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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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB479IntroRequires the department of agriculture to collaborate with agricultural growers and researchers to develop and implement a program to safely distribute disease- and insect-free tropical plant materials to Hawaii farmers. Requires the department of ag...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB478IntroCreates an exclusion from income tax for the lesser of a percentage of gross annual income or an amount of gross annual income earned by a farmer from farming activities. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB702IntroRequires the committee on weights to submit a report to the legislature detailing any changes to the funding formula within thirty days of the final report. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB645IntroExtends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions. Authorizes the use of county surcharge revenues for affordable and workforce housing infrastructure. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB717IntroRequires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records and create a usable digital database no later than 7/1/2022.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB614IntroRetroactively exempts from state income tax, unemployment compensation and pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) received from March 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Requires the department of taxation to allow taxpayers to credit the state income tax...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB755IntroRequires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to DLNR for the preservation and protection of the environment. Takes effect 1/1/2023. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on CPN/WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB659IntroAllows the low-income housing tax credit to be allocated among the partners or members of the taxpayer earning the credit in any manner by the parties. Extends increases made to the low-income housing tax credit from 12/31/21 to 12/31/27. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB651IntroRenames Kahului Airport Access Road on Maui as the Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho Way.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB694IntroCodifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and indicators.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB850IntroCreates a task force jointly convened by the department of transportation and department of business, economic development, and tourism to provide equitable broadband access for historically marginalized, unserved, and underserved rural communities. ...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1344IntroRequires the department of agriculture, in coordination with the office of planning, to prepare and periodically update the state agricultural functional plan for seafood sustainability that expands the State's priority on food by including wild seaf...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Moriwaki.
HISB1395IntroRequires the governor to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy within all boards and commissions within an unspecified period of time. Requires that holdover appointments are limited to an unspecified period of time, thereby creating a vacancy at t...
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1420IntroCreates the Hawaii Diversification and Resilience in a Vibrant Economy Program (HI DRiVE) and special fund, which requires the Hawaii technology development corporation to build on small business innovation research phase II awards and use funds to s...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB222IntroRequires the Comptroller's annual report to the Governor and to the Legislature to include a list of all accounts that were closed by the Comptroller during the immediately preceding fiscal year, and a list of accounts that remain open but that are s...
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB246IntroEstablishes a state government realignment commission to periodically review the state executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB793IntroRepeals the exemption of persons with disabilities from minimum wage requirements. Effective 1/1/2022. (SD1)
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB813IntroRequires authorizers to provide to each charter schools it oversees a list of approved independent auditors.
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2021-02-26
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
HISB714EngrossClarifies the rights of publicity includes the rights of individuals who died prior to the enactment of the Hawaii Publicity Rights Act. Applies retroactive to July 15, 2009. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 60) in amended form (SD 1).
HISB646IntroIncreases 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. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 10:05 am]

The committee(s) on WAM deferred the measure until 03-04-21 10:05AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB711IntroRequires all letterheads, documents, symbols, and emblems of the State and other political subdivisions that include Hawaiian words or names to include accurate and appropriate Hawaiian names, spelling, and punctuation. Establishes references for acc...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB697IntroDesignates January as "Kalaupapa Month".
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB700IntroRequires government entities to seek reimbursement for all or a portion of search and rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after leaving a hiking trail to enter a prohibited area or hiking on a trail closed to the public. (SD1)
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB788IntroImplements certain recommendations of the procurement policy review conducted pursuant to House Resolution No. 142, Regular Session of 2016. Allows a bidder to clarify and correct non-material or technical issues with subcontractor listings for up to...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Taniguchi ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1343IntroRemoves acreage restrictions on leases of Hawaiian home lands for agricultural purposes. Provides that the availability of the foregoing leases shall be subject to the availability of suitable tracts of land. Specifies that the foregoing leases may b...
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2021-02-24
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
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