Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads [D]

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HISB2001IntroProhibits smoking on all sidewalks.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2002IntroClarifies that jurors are entitled to reimbursement for reasonable transportation costs to and from the court. Includes rail fare, bicycle rental, or taxi costs or other hired car service up to a specified maximum amount.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2004IntroAuthorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for appropriation to the Department of Transportation to complete the construction and installation of a signalized crosswalk on Vineyard boulevard at River street.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Transportation and Energy Committee
HISB2003IntroRestricts the taking of aquatic life by any method for commercial purposes to individuals who hold a valid, non-lapsed aquarium fish permit and commercial marine license. Prohibits DLNR from issuing new aquarium fish permits. Requires DLNR to renew e...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB2005IntroAmends the composition of and sets residency requirements for members of the Contractors License Board (Board). Specifies that the protection of the public shall be of the highest priority of the Board in the exercise of the Board's licensing, regula...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2014IntroRequires persons convicted of animal cruelty to register with the attorney general. Requires animal shelters, animal breeders, and pet stores to check whether an individual has been convicted of animal abuse when the individual applies to work or vol...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2031IntroExempts all amounts received from the sale of food products and ingredients, except alcohol, tobacco, and dietary supplements, and received as compensation for health care services from the general excise tax. Applies to taxable years beginning after...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2017IntroRequires climate vulnerability assessments for permit applications filed after December 31, 2019, to construct, modify, relocate, or operate any regulated air pollutant source.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2016IntroEstablishes an income tax credit for energy storage.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2029IntroEstablishes a new child tax credit of $1,000 and changes percentages of costs for household and dependent care services that may be claimed as tax credits by lower-income families.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2030IntroProhibits the University of Hawaii board of regents from charging qualified residents for community college tuition.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB2028IntroSpecifies a customer has the right to rescind a deferred deposit by returning the principal amount used to fund the deferred deposit within a specified time frame. Permits customers to convert a deferred deposit into an installment loan plan in certa...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2043IntroRequires the attorney general to condemn parts of Auld Lane, Rawlins Lane, 'Iao Lane, and Akau Lane.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Transportation and Energy Committee
HISB2069IntroAppropriates funds for the research, development, marketing, and conservation of ulu.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2105IntroLimits the class size in public schools to a maximum of twenty students, and establishes a minimum salary for new teachers of $55,000 per year.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2086IntroRequires individuals to report use tax liabilities on their individual income tax return and remit payment of use tax with their individual income tax return, if applicable, or report use tax liabilities on a use tax return and remit payment with the...
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2102IntroEstablishes a civil cause of action against employers for employees who have been subject to wage discrimination, and allows employees who have been subject to wage discrimination on the basis of sex to seek treble damages.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2117IntroEstablishes the cesspool compliance grant program for low and moderate income cesspool owners to mitigate the costs of upgrading to septic or other advanced treatment systems or connecting to sewers. Provides funds for grants by requiring the directo...
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2124IntroAppropriates funds to the Hawaii ant lab for personnel and equipment to support mitigation of the little fire ant.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2115IntroBeginning January 1, 2020, bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the State, if the final product or any component of the product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed on or after January 1, 202...
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2120IntroRequires the state building codes to incorporate the International Green Construction Code. Sets specific targets for the recycling, reuse, donation, and resale of non-hazardous construction waste.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2092IntroAdds knowingly making a false statement to a county inspector a crime within the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2114IntroAppropriates funds to establish two positions for the glass advance disposal fee program.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2104IntroEstablishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees to make contributions into a trust fund that can be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits to care for a designated person. Amends the amount and duration ...
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2089IntroEstablishes a youth commission within the Office of Youth Services to advise the Governor and Legislature on the effects of legislative policies, needs, assessments, priorities, programs, and budgets relating to youth. Appropriates funds.
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2103IntroIncreases the wages that employers must pay employees to $11.00 per hour beginning 01/01/19, $12.00 per hour beginning 01/01/20, $13.00 per hour beginning 01/01/21, $14.00 per hour beginning 01/01/22, and $15.00 per hour beginning 01/01/2023. Require...
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2018-01-19
Passed First Reading.
HISB2210IntroBeginning on January 1, 2019, requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewed motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, instruction permit, limited purpose driver's license, limited purpose provisional dri...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2209IntroIncreases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2274IntroEstablishes requirements for approval of a notice of intent to home school.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2275IntroRequires certain health care professionals, health care employees, social workers, and law enforcement employees or officers to report suspected cases of labor trafficking or sex trafficking.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2207IntroEstablishes a single-payer universal health care insurance system to provide the same high-quality level of medically necessary health care to all Hawaii residents. Prohibits private health care insurers from duplicating the coverages provided by the...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2257IntroRequires that revenue estimates provided by DOTAX to the legislature or to any executive or administrative office be accompanied by a description of the methodology used and assumptions made in providing the estimate. Requires that the estimate and d...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2247IntroAuthorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients and to family members and caregivers of opioid patients without the need for a written, approved collaborative agreement.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2211IntroFurther expands the concussion educational program established under Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, and expanded under Act 262, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to include all youth athletes, regardless of age.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2292IntroEnacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020. Establishes a limited number of voter service centers that would remain open from the tenth business day preceding an election through the day of the election t...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2330IntroRequires the department of human services, in consultation with the department of health, to establish a pilot project to operate a facility to provide shelter and mental health treatment for homeless individuals with severe mental illness who are su...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2302IntroAppropriates funds as a grant to the Hawaii Youth Services Network's transitional housing program, benefiting homeless youth, to bridge a temporary gap in federal funding.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2300IntroClarifies that any member of a state board or commission, whose nomination for reappointment is withdrawn by the governor for cause prior to the senate's action to advise and consent or not advise and consent, shall be considered disqualified and ine...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2455IntroAuthorizes the counties to adopt ordinances to legalize cannabis cultivation, possession, sale, transfer, and use for persons over the age of twenty-one. Clarifies that penal code provisions pertaining to drug and intoxicating compounds offenses do n...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2472IntroEstablishes the home ownership housing revolving fund to provide loans and grants for affordable home ownership housing projects. Makes an appropriation into and out of the fund.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2286IntroRequires all use permits at the Ala Wai boat harbor to be obtained at public auction. Requires that public notice of the public auction for a use permit at the Ala Wai boat harbor be given and include certain information. Requires all public auctions...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2456IntroBans import, use, manufacture, sale, and storage of chlorpyrifos in the State.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2334IntroRequires the State and counties to incorporate predictions of sea level rise and other climate change hazards and mitigation opportunities into applicable plans, strategies, and mapping.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2460IntroIncreases the minimum wage rate to $12 per hour beginning 01/01/19, $13.50 per hour beginning 01/01/20, and $15 per hour beginning 01/01/21. Beginning 01/01/19, allows an employer to pay to an employee a wage that is at least ninety per cent of the a...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2471IntroAppropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2454IntroProhibits the State and its political subdivisions from collecting or using a person's electronic data or metadata by means of a cell site simulator device, except under certain conditions. Prohibits the installation and use of a cell site simulator ...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2446IntroRequires that a percentage of the Hawaii tourism authority's budget be transferred to the department of land and natural resources and the counties if the number of visitor arrivals in the State exceeds ten million, or if the number of visitor arriva...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2307IntroAuthorizes the Department of Education to establish a farm to school program. Requires the farm to school coordinator in the department of agriculture to work in collaboration with the department of education on any farm to school program. Establishe...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2355IntroRequires the court to expunge a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or petition for a domestic abuse temporary restraining order from the respondent's record when the temporary restraining order was sought fraudulently or for the purpose of re...
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
HISB2288IntroRequires employers to provide employees with written notice of the employee's shift schedule at least ten calendar days before the employee is schedule to work, under certain conditions.
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2018-01-19
Introduced.
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