Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads [D]

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HISB718PassEstablishes a community court outreach project in the City and County of Honolulu, subject to the availability of funds. (CD1)
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2017-06-23
Act 055, on 06/22/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1155).
HISB1240EnrollRequires DLNR to submit proposed legislation to the legislature by the 2019 regular session including a definition of "sustainable", a policy for sustainable collection practices of near shore aquatic life, a process for determining limits on collect...
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2017-06-23
Notice of Intent to veto dated 06-23-17 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161)
HISB559PassRequires the State to expand strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris Agreement. Renames the Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee as the Hawaii Climate ...
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2017-06-08
Act 032, 06/06/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132).
HISCR32PassRequesting That The Department Of Health, Office Of Language Access, And Disability And Communication Access Board Jointly Convene A Working Group Of Stakeholders To Examine The Need For Possible Regulation And Oversight Of American Sign Language Int...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR74PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Lahaina, Maui, For The Maintenance And Repair Of The Existing Concrete Seawall, And For The Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improve...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR77PassRequesting The Establishment Of A Bona Fide Agricultural Producer Task Force To Create A Definition For The Term "bona Fide Agricultural Producer".
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR44PassUrging Law Enforcement Agencies To Follow The Guidelines Developed By The Malama Kakou Project For The Testing Of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits And Requesting An Annual Report From The Department Of The Attorney General On The Testing Of Se...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR40PassRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, In Collaboration With The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, To Explore The Possibility Of Using Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel Technology To Detect And Clean Up Ocean Debris ...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR105PassRequesting The Auditor To Assess The Social And Financial Effects Of Requiring Health Insurers, Mutual Benefit Societies, And Health Maintenance Organizations To Provide Coverage For Medically Necessary Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy For Survivors ...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR107PassDesignating October 13, 2017, As Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR145PassRequesting The Development Of A Collaborative Plan To Best Leverage State And County Funds To Build Affordable Housing Projects And An Exploration Of The Feasibility Of Transferring A Parcel Of Land In Kahului, Maui, To The Hawaii Housing Finance And...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR58PassRequesting The Board Of Education To Consider Requiring Students In Grades Six, Seven, And Eight To Take Courses In Physical Education And Health Education.
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR67PassRequesting The Development Of A Collaborative Plan To Best Leverage State And County Funds To Build Affordable Housing Projects And An Exploration Of The Feasibility Of Transferring A Parcel Of Land In Kahului, Maui, To The Hawaii Housing Finance And...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR68PassRequesting The Establishment Of A Philippines-hawaii Tourism College Student Exchange Program Compact.
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISR59PassRequesting The Department Of Education And University Of Hawaii System To Develop Programming And Educational Supports For Educational Assistants And Long-term Substitute Teachers To Earn Teaching Degrees And Become Full-time Certified Teachers.
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISCR157PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Collaborate With The Department Of Education, Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools, And The University Of Hawaii To Promote Awareness Of Recommended Vaccines For Adolescents, Including Meningococcal Disease...
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2017-05-30
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-30-17.
HISB207PassAuthorizes the expenditure of general funds for a one-time lump sum cash bonus severance benefit to affected Maui region hospital employees. Repeals chapter 89E, HRS, and Act 1, Second Special Session, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, retroactively to 7/...
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2017-05-23
Act 018, on 05/18/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1118).
HISB119EnrollEstablishes a cap of eight per cent on late rent payment fees, applicable to all new rental agreements and rental agreement renewals entered into on or after the effective date of this measure. Effective 11/1/2017. (CD1)
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB369EnrollProhibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, unit owners, and persons acting on behalf of associations or unit owners from retaliating against a unit owner, board member, managing agent, residen...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB314EnrollClarifies provisions relating to required disclosures by arbitrators. (CD1)
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB292EnrollRepeals chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominium property regimes, and ensures that all condominiums in the State are governed under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to condominiums. Effective 1/1/2019. (CD1)
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB545EnrollCreates and appropriates money to a temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts to plan for the historic event to be held in Honolulu from June 11 to June 27, 2020. (CD1)
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB724EnrollRequires the Department of Budget and Finance to submit to the Legislature before the 2019 regular session a report with estimates for fiscal year 2018-2019 and fiscal year 2019-2020 of general fund appropriations and expenditures for non-discretiona...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB501EnrollRequires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services. Defines limited service pregnancy center. Establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual recor...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB423EnrollProhibits denying a student a meal for failure to pay within: (1) The first 21 days of the first semester of a school year while the student's application for free or reduced lunch is being processed; or (2) 7 days after the student's meal fund accou...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB786EnrollAmends Hawaii Revised Statutes and Hawaii Administrative Rules to substitute references to "medical marijuana" and like terms with "medical cannabis" and like terms. Requires the Department of Health to make all conforming revisions to Administrative...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB808EnrollMakes an appropriation from the special land and development fund to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operational expenses and staffing costs of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts. (CD1)
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB859EnrollGrants an employee the right to have a chaperone present during an independent medical examination relating to a work injury for workers' compensation purposes and, with the approval of the examining physician or surgeon, to record the medical examin...
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2017-05-04
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1148EngrossRequires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff necessa...
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2017-05-03
Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 737).
HISB194EnrollAuthorizes the Department of Health and Department of Education to accept the results of any tuberculosis blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for purposes of a cert...
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2017-05-02
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB715EnrollAdds the Executive Director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority and the Executive Director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to the Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing. (CD1)
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2017-04-28
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1150EngrossRequires the University of Hawaii to conduct a study on the effects of sunscreen on Hawaii's coral reefs and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. (SB1150 HD3)
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2017-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 5:45PM in conference room 309.
HISB1146EngrossExempts the following from school impact fee requirements: housing developments reserved for persons or families with incomes up to 80 percent of the area median income located in a county having a population greater than 500,000; state or federal pu...
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2017-04-28
The conference committee deferred the measure.
HISB221EngrossEstablishes the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program). Authorizes counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program. Makes an a...
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2017-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 2:00PM in conference room 225.
HISB511EngrossRequires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to post on its website, reports of child care facility inspections beginning with inspections occurring on January 1, 2019, and suspected or actual complaint violations, including DHS's findings and cor...
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2017-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-17 9:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB283PassRenames Mokulele highway on Maui as the Maui veterans highway.
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2017-04-26
Act 011, on 04/26/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1111).
HISB420EngrossMakes it a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly direct a beam from a laser or laser scope at an occupied aircraft under certain circumstances. (SB420 HD1)
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2017-04-26
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-27-17 4:30PM in conference room 312.
HISB429EngrossAdopts uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees, unpaid interns, applicants, students, and prospective students from employers and educational institutions, respectively. (SB429 HD2)
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2017-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 1:30PM in conference room 325.
HISB717EngrossEstablishes a temporary program to clean up state real property after the departure of persons who have illegally camped or lodged on state real property. Requires the Governor to designate the state executive department responsible for the program. ...
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2017-04-25
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-17 4:10PM in conference room 312.
HISB335EngrossAuthorizes the use of arbitration to resolve certain family law and child-related disputes. Specifies law and procedures applicable to family law and child-related arbitrations. (SB335 HD1)
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2017-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-17 10:20AM in conference room 325.
HISB719EngrossRequires the Governor to prepare a deferred maintenance plan to gradually eliminate the deferred maintenance costs of all state-owned buildings, facilities, and other improvements. Requires the initial plan to be submitted to the Legislature with the...
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2017-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-17 2:30PM in conference room 309.
HISB502EngrossRemoves discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor. (S...
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2017-04-21
The conference committee deferred the measure.
HISB723EngrossAdds as a purpose of the University of Hawaii community college system the provision of occupational training and certification programs designed to rapidly qualify persons to fill new and hard-to-fill position classes in the State, counties, and pri...
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2017-04-20
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-17 10:00AM in conference room 329.
HISCR15EngrossRequesting The University Of Hawaii Center On Aging To Convene A Task Force To Assess Current Elder And Kupuna Care Services And The Anticipated Demand For Those Services In Order To Improve Those Services And Meet Anticipated Demand.
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2017-04-20
To House Higher Education Committee
HISB686EngrossEstablishes education surcharges on residential investment properties and visitor accommodations for the purpose of funding public education. (SB686 HD1)
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2017-04-19
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-20-17 2:00PM in conference room 329.
HISB683EngrossProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to advance the State's goal of providing a public education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investme...
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2017-04-19
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-20-17 2:00PM in conference room 329.
HISB1200EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Accounting and General Services to create a master plan and environmental impact statement for the construction of a new Aloha Stadium. (SB1200 HD1)
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2017-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 681).
HISB110EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use in-lieu fee mitigation to restore, create, enhance, or preserve aquatic habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. (SB110 HD1)
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2017-04-17
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 587).
HISB392EngrossClarifies that if a proxy is a standard proxy form authorized by an association, and the proxy is returned with no box checked or more than one box checked, the proxy shall be counted for quorum purposes only. (SB392 HD1)
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2017-04-17
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 587).
HISCR96EngrossRequesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, In Collaboration With The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, To Explore The Possibility Of Using Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel Technology To Detect And Clean Up Ocean Debris ...
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2017-04-17
To House Finance Committee
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