Hawaii Representative Kyle Yamashita [D] | Bills

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HIHB570IntroExpands the time period by which a civil action for childhood sexual abuse may be initiated. Extends the period during which a victim of childhood sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred action against the victim's abuser or a legal entity ha...
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2021-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1284IntroRequires health insurance providers that provide health benefits plans funded by the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund or the state medicaid agency and providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefits plans t...
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2021-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB58IntroTemporarily reallocates conveyance tax revenues for purposes of paying the principal and interest of general obligation bonds. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to be appropriated into and out of the land conservation fund and renta...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB78IntroEliminates the requirement for a public utility to seek approval from the public utilities commission for the underground construction of high-voltage electric transmission lines if certain conditions are met. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB446IntroEstablishes a new offense of theft of a catalytic converter. Requires vehicle registration records to be kept for businesses engaged in the selling or negotiating the purchase of used motor vehicle parts or accessories or licensed to wreck, salvage, ...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB497IntroProhibits the counties from requiring, as part of a county zoning ordinance or county rule, a developer with more than one residential unit to obtain the approval of any state agency unless that approval is expressly required by law. Effective 1/1/20...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB601IntroAmends the statewide traffic code to allow for the county chiefs of police to designate county employees to issue citations for traffic violations. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB776IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for a master planned development proposed by Pueo Development, LLC, on Hawaiian Home Lands.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]

Bill scheduled for reconsideration of previous decision by FIN on 03-02-21 1:00PM in conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
HIHB775IntroRenames Kahului Airport Access Road on Maui as the Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho Way.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1130IntroRequires the office of planning to hire a contractor to, among other things, identify and assess alternative financing, project delivery, and cost recovery mechanisms to recapture the State's upfront investment in transit-oriented development infrast...
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2021-02-26
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nishimoto.
HIHB1194IntroProhibits drivers from operating vehicles with more than four wheels and high-passenger cars in the left lane, or close to the left-hand curb or left-hand edge, of a state or county roadway. Exempts drivers operating public transportation vehicles in...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm]
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1144IntroExempts from general excise tax law amounts received from the interisland transportation and related loading and unloading of agricultural commodities. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1314IntroAuthorizes each county to levy a county surcharge on transient accommodations tax if the county satisfies certain real property tax requirements. Repeals the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenue to the counties and makes conforming amen...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1377IntroCreates an electronic citation program under the judiciary and establishes an electronic citation surcharge.
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2021-02-26
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nishimoto.
HIHB1362IntroEstablishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage of early childhood education educators. Extends certain effective dates for implementation of Act 46, SLH 2020. Requires the application of a uniform assessment for p...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB96IntroIncreases the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements.
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2021-02-25
The committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Kitagawa, Aquino, Har, Hashem, Mizuno, Morikawa, Onishi, Tarnas, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kong.
HIHB95IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special license plates for recognition and protection of the State's natural resources. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB77IntroExempts the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the HHFDC from legislative approval. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Perruso; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Eli.
HIHB243IntroRequires each executive branch department to: identify existing and planned facilities that are vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding impacts, and natural hazards; assess options for mitigation impacts of sea level rise to existing and planned facil...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB485IntroIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax from $5 to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Eli, McDermott.
HIHB499IntroAuthorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend certain leases of public lands for commercial, industrial, resort, mixed-use, or government use upon approval of a proposed development agreement to make substantial improvements to the exi...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Nishimoto, Sayama, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Marten, Wildberger; 3 Noes: Representative(s) Eli, Perruso, Tam; and Excused: none.
HIHB554IntroBeginning 05/01/2022, requires sellers to disclose whether the real property lies within the sea level rise exposure area designated by the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission or its successor. Effective 5/1/2022. (HD1)
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2021-02-25
The committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Kitagawa, Aquino, Har, Hashem, Mizuno, Morikawa, Onishi, Tarnas, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kong.
HIHB774IntroEstablishes the Pulehunui community development authority as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui community development district. Authorizes the Ha...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1286IntroExempts any person from the post-arrival mandatory selfquarantine if the person receives a negative test result prior to arrival. Allows the governor to establish statewide conditions for exemption. Requires certain COVID-19 tests for travelers who d...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Marten; 3 Noes: Representative(s) B. Kobayashi, Perruso, Wildberger; and Excused: none.
HIHB1311IntroRemoves the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project. Allows HHFDC to address historic preservation laws when funding is appropriated for each portion of the Leialii affordable housing project. Effective 7/1/2050. (...
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2021-02-25
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Perruso; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Eli.
HIHB47EngrossExcludes a homeowner-developer from the annual requirement to file a developer's report and pay a fee if the homeowner's development consists of not more than two units, in which the developer resides in one of the units and the initial sale of the o...
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2021-02-24
Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ohno excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
HIHB247IntroAmends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure condominium property regime projects within the agricultural district are us...
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2021-02-24
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Tokioka.
HIHB486IntroSpecifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road through any maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to transfer ownership of roads in favor of counties by quitclaim if requested by the ...
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2021-02-24
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tokioka.
HIHB627EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special number motor vehicle license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-24
Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Ohno excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
HIHB777EngrossAuthorizes funds from the works of art special fund to be used for Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Sunsets 6/30/2022. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-02-24
Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Ganaden, Kapela, LoPresti, Perruso voting no (4) and Representative(s) Ohno excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
HIHB1118IntroRequires any organization, association, party, or individual that is financially involved in the political process to file a financial disclosure with the campaign spending commission. Requires noncandidate committees to provide to the campaign spend...
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2021-02-24
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, McKelvey, Takumi, Todd; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Lowen, Nakamura, Ward; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Tokioka.
HIHB1324IntroEstablishes a commercial rent relief grant program to be administered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. App...
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2021-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB1376IntroExtends the period for a notice of summary possession from five days to fifteen. Requires landlords to enter into mediation and delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. R...
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2021-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB53IntroAuthorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the Hawaii State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded.
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2021-02-23
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB490IntroLowers the age at which enhanced penalties apply for crimes against seniors from sixty-two years of age to sixty years of age. Makes commission of certain criminal offenses against a senior's person or property applicable if the perpetrator knows or ...
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2021-02-23
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Todd, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) D. Kobayashi, Takumi; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB568IntroAuthorizes a prosecution for sex trafficking to be commenced at any time. Includes coercion as a means of committing the offense of sex trafficking. Makes the solicitation of a minor for sex a strict liability offense of sex trafficking. Repeals the ...
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2021-02-23
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB566IntroAdds coercive control between family or household members to the offense of abuse of family or household members as a petty misdemeanor.
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2021-02-23
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Todd, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McKelvey, Takumi; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB571IntroEstablishes the felony offense of importation, sale, or possession of a childlike sex doll. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-02-23
The committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HIHB1147IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects for fiscal biennium 20212023.
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2021-02-23
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HIHB98IntroSpecifies that any equipment, article, instrument, aircraft, vehicle, vessel, business record, or other asset used in fishing, possession, or sale of aquatic life in violation of the aquatic resources law is subject to forfeiture. Authorizes the impo...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB245IntroAmends the definition of "historic property" under the historic preservation law to include the requirement that buildings, inclusive of privately owned homes, meet the criteria for being entered into the Hawaii register of historic places. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB565IntroGrants exclusive original jurisdiction in matters of divorce to the family court of the circuit in which an applicant is domiciled at the time the application is filed. Repeals the requirement that a person be domiciled or physically present in the S...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB681IntroEstablishes linked investments to provide loan funds for agriculture and authorizes the director of finance to commit no more than $5,000,000 in certain available moneys for the creation of linked investments through agreements with eligible lending ...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB472IntroExempts telehealth-related gifts from procurement requirements. Codifies the authorization of advanced practice registered nurses to use telehealth to assist a patient, including those advanced practice registered nurses who are not licensed in the S...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB838IntroClarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission. (HD1)
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1146IntroExtends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 12/31/2021. Authorizes the use of county surcharge revenues for affordable and workforce housing infrastructure. Effective 1/1/2055. ...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
HIHB100IntroBeginning 7/1/2022, establishes an air cargo pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fee, to be assessed on each air carrier delivering air cargo into the State. Establishes the air cargo pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund, to be ...
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB569IntroExpands the victim-counselor privilege under Rule 505.5 of the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to include victims of dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment and confidential advocates employed by the University of Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB545IntroRequires 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. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB612IntroRequires the superintendent of education, or the superintendent's designee, to serve as the summer learning coordinator and coordinate all summer programs for children. Requires the summer learning coordinator to work with the department of human ser...
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2021-02-18
To House Finance Committee
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