Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads [D]

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HISB2638EnrollPart I: Establishes a petty misdemeanor offense of abuse of family or household members. Clarifies the penalties for violations. Allows a deferred acceptance of guilty plea for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor abuse of family or household members of...
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HISB2262EnrollAmends the powers and duties of the Hawaii teacher standards board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at private schools and extending the expiration dates for licenses, permits, and certificates when a state of emergency is decla...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2384EnrollAuthorizes any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident that cannot be moved under its own power or is otherwise disabled to be towed away at the expense of the registered owner. Specifies the applicable requirements and fees for towing motor veh...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2486EnrollRequires the department of education to establish a standardized data collection process; collect and analyze data relating to, among other things, student discipline, seclusion, and restraint, school climate, and student achievement; and annually re...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2629EnrollProhibits, after 6/30/2020, the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal. Prohibits, after 6/30/2020, the modification of a coal power purchase agreement that proposes to extend the term or increase th...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3054EnrollRequires every person who permanently moves firearms out of the State to contact the county police department where the firearms are registered to notify that police department that the firearms have been moved out of State within five days of their ...
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2020-07-10
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2561EngrossRequires retailers of household appliances to conspicuously display on certain household appliances that appear in the retailer's showroom floor available energy efficiency rebates funded by the public benefits fee and Hawaii-specific energy operatio...
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2020-07-08
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 629).
HISR78PassRequesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism To Work In Conjunction With The Legislature To Create One Hundred Thousand Permanent Jobs In The State By 2022.
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2020-07-08
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR125PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Provide Funding To Water Carriers For The Purpose Of Providing Financial Assistance To Maintain Routes And Lines Of Services Within The State And To Convene A Working Group To Recommend Mid- And Long-ter...
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2020-07-08
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB2260EnrollRepeals the minimum age requirement to obtain a civil identification card in the State.
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2020-07-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2794EngrossEffective 1/1/21: Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail; prohibits agents of a candidate from providing voting assistance; changes the deadline to file nomination paper...
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2020-07-06
To House Finance Committee
HISCR154EngrossRequesting The Attorney General To Submit Reports On The Reporting, Investigation, And Prosecution Of Hate Crimes In The State.
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2020-07-02
To House Finance Committee
HISCR78EngrossRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Study The Feasibility Of Using Recycled Plastic To Repair Roadways.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISCR86EngrossRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISR45PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Study The Feasibility Of Using Recycled Plastic To Repair Roadways.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR52PassRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB3180EngrossMakes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the state public charter school commission to pay the claim and settlement amount pursuant to Miller-Potter v. State of Hawaii, et al., Civil No. 16-1-0385K. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2020-06-29
To House Finance Committee
HISCR17EngrossUrging The State To Ban Single-use Plastic Goods And Plastic Bags And To Set A Sustainability Example By Eliminating The Use Of Single-use Plastic Tableware At State Department Meetings And Functions.
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2020-06-26
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISB2038EngrossAuthorizes, until June 30, 2021, boards to exclude the public from the meeting locations where board members are physically present if the board meetings are held by interactive conference technology during a state of emergency due to a contagious il...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2424EngrossClarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2313EngrossProhibits 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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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2635EngrossProhibits any person from selling ammunition or shell casings for any firearm without proof from purchaser of registration of the appropriate firearm. Authorizes registered owners of firearms to designate an alternate person to purchase ammunition. R...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISR18PassUrging The State To Ban Single-use Plastic Goods And Plastic Bags And To Set A Sustainability Example By Eliminating The Use Of Single-use Plastic Tableware At State Department Meetings And Functions.
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2020-06-24
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1), with Senator Nishihara voting "Aye, with reservations"; and Senator Fevella voting "No".
HISB537EngrossTransitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders th...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB130EngrossAppropriates funds for the judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low-income and moderate-income persons. (SB130 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB427EngrossEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. (SB427 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB417EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation and provision of emergency medical services. Authorizes transportation to certain medical facilities. Appropriates funds to meet collective bargaining requirements and personnel...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1539EngrossCodifies the right to a prompt bail hearing upon formal charge and detention. Establishes right to counsel at the bail hearing. (SB1539 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB652EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole FBO I LLC with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating facilities for aviation services and aviation-related services at Ellison Onizuka Kona International...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1020EngrossAppropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for its Rent Supplement Program to assist families at imminent risk of homelessness due to domestic violence with obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. (SB1020 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB530EngrossExempts from the general excise tax gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription. Amends the definition of "...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB641EngrossEstablishes the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired by a lesser intoxicant. Requires law enforcement and the Criminal Justice Data Center to collect, make public, and report on certain data relating to the offense. (SB641 HD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1041EngrossProhibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or se...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB752EngrossMakes 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. (SB752 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1034EngrossClarifies that the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for advancing methodologies of digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Sunsets June 30, 2024. (SB1034 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB242EnrollEstablishes a task force to review policy issues and opportunities relating to the navigation, access, and coverage of medicaid services by individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and make a recommendation on whether a waiver or ot...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB566EnrollEstablishes the offense of unauthorized attachment of an object to a fence, gate, or wall, which is committed when a person knowingly attaches an object to a fence, gate, wall, or other structure or barrier without the owner's permission. (CD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB412EngrossMakes an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to register for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declin...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB2EngrossEstablishes a post-conviction relief task force to review and propose potential updates to Hawaii's laws and court rules regarding post-conviction relief. (SB2 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISR144PassRequesting The Hawaii Department Of Education To Develop A Strategy To Implement A Reopening Plan For The Upcoming School Year Based On Guidelines Established By The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention.
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2020-05-21
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB3035EngrossEstablishes the ocean sciences research tax credit. Effective 7/1/2051. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. (HD1)
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2020-05-12
To House Finance Committee
HISB2047EngrossRequires the Judicial Council to conduct a comprehensive review of the Hawaii Penal Code and to recommend proposed changes. Requires the Judicial Council to appoint an advisory committee to assist in the review, and allows the Council to also appoint...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2051EngrossIncreases the maximum civil penalty for littering from $500 to $1,000. Increases the maximum fine for the offense of criminal littering from $1,000 to $5,000.
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2342EngrossAppropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2337EngrossAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for an unspecified number of ombudsman specialist positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2480EngrossEstablishes a Hawaii hope card program within the department of the attorney general to issue cards verifying a person's long-term protective order. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2335EngrossAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2345EngrossRequires the department of human services to work with the department of public safety to establish a pilot visitation and family resource center at Waiawa correctional facility. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2513EngrossIncludes use of a castration band to inhumanely neuter a dog, cat, or other pet animal, excluding caged birds, under the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
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