Hawaii Senator Les Ihara [D]

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HISB2201PassRenames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties. (SB2201 HD2)
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2018-07-11
Act 203, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312).
HISB2247PassAuthorizes pharmacists to prescribe, dispense, and provide related education on opioid antagonists to individuals at risk of opioid overdose and to family members and caregivers of individuals at risk of opioid overdose without the need for a written...
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2018-07-11
Act 154, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263).
HISB2488PassEstablishes the Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance. (CD1)
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2018-07-11
Act 161, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270).
HISB2647PassAmends the practicum experience requirements for qualification for licensure as a mental health counselor. (SB2647 HD3)
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2018-07-11
Act 185, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1294).
HISB2490PassSpecifies certain recall reimbursement or repair requirements for manufacturers where a stop-sale order has been issued. Authorizes a license holder to engage in business at motor vehicle dealer locations that are affiliated by common ownership under...
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2018-07-11
Act 163, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272).
HISB2646PassRequires prescribers of certain controlled substances to consult the State's Electronic Prescription Accountability System before issuing a prescription for the controlled substance, under certain circumstances. Provides that a violation by a prescri...
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2018-07-11
Act 153, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1262).
HISB3002PassAuthorizes the State Librarian to designate one or more public library employees to be notaries public. Allows designated employees to perform as notaries public in government service for fees that will be deposited into the Library Fee for Enhanced ...
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2018-07-11
Act 167, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276).
HISB508PassAmends the taxes withheld on the amount realized by nonresidents from the disposition of Hawaii real property from 5% to 7.25%. Applies to real estate dispositions that occur on or after 9/15/2018. (CD1)
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2018-07-10
Act 122, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223).
HISB2087PassAmends Hawaii's Good Samaritan Law to provide civil liability exemption for persons who in good faith, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, attempt to rescue a person with a rescue tube and for owners and operators of any premises, pr...
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2018-07-10
Act 145, on 07/06/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1246).
HISB2407VetoAllows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms resulting from the treatment of those conditions. (CD1)
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2018-07-10
Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1254).
HISB2293PassRequires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to institute proceedings to condemn the ground lease for the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project. Appropriates general funds for the appraisal and other preparations for t...
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2018-07-10
Act 150, on 07/07/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251).
HISB2487PassAmends the definition of "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, hospices, and authorized state agencies. Allows for the...
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2018-07-10
Act 136, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1237).
HISB2567PassEstablishes a Cesspool Conversion Working Group within the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for the conversion of all statewide cesspools by 2050. Requires the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive statewide study of sew...
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2018-07-10
Act 132, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233).
HISB2693PassMakes an appropriation to the temporary commission on the thirteenth Festival of Pacific Arts to plan for the Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Honolulu from 6/11 - 6/27/2020. Effective 7/1/2018. (CD1)
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2018-07-10
Act 142, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243).
HISB3000PassEstablishes the research and development program in the Hawaii technology development corporation to help Hawaii-based small businesses optimize research and development performed in Hawaii. Establishes the research and development special fund. Appr...
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2018-07-10
Act 141, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242).
HISB2571PassBeginning January 1, 2021, bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider to preserve marine ecosystems. (CD...
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2018-07-06
Act 104, 07/03/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1205).
HISB2990PassRequires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a sunrise analysis of the impacts of and best framework for the establishment of paid family leave. Requires a report and proposed legislation be submitted to the legislature by 9/1/2019. Appropria...
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2018-07-06
Act 109, 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210).
HISB2013PassRequires the Director of Transportation to adopt rules to allow an individual who has a letter from a licensed primary care provider certifying that a severe disability causes the individual to be homebound to renew a State identification card by mea...
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2018-07-05
Act 075, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1176).
HISB2854PassEstablishes a fine not to exceed $100 for moped owners who fail to comply with moped registration requirements. (CD1)
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2018-07-05
Act 077, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178).
HISB2053PassMakes permanent the regulation of athletic trainers. (CD1)
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2018-06-29
Act 058, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1159).
HISB2691PassAllows boards, under Hawaii' Sunshine Law, to provide a copy of the public notice of a meeting to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor or appropriate county clerk's office via electronic mail. (CD1)
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2018-06-29
Act 063, 06/28/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).
HISB3095PassBeginning 1/1/2019, requires all users of restricted use pesticides to be subject to a requirement to report on their use of restricted use pesticides to the Department of Agriculture (DOA). Prohibits the use of a restricted use pesticide on or withi...
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2018-06-14
Act 045, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145).
HISB2334EngrossRequires 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. Requires PUC to consider the findings in the Hawaii Sea Level R...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 3:57 pm in conference room 429.
HISB2364EngrossRequires employers to pay for all medical services required for the employee for the compensable injury and the process of recovery, even when claims are disputed. Establishes negotiation, notice, and review procedures for disputed claims. Imposes fi...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 3:00 pm in conference room 329.
HISB2661EngrossCodifies sustainable development goals based on all seventeen of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators. (SB2661 HD1)
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 687).
HISB2914EngrossRequires any governmental body that enters into a contract that is exempt from the State Procurement Code pursuant to Section 103D-102(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, such as a contract for procurement of services of attorneys employed or retained to pr...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 687).
HISB2913EngrossRequires all government procurement officers to attend a training and development program prior to participating in or authorizing any procurement. Requires all government procurement officers to complete review training every three years. Requires a...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 4:00 pm in conference room 429.
HISB3001EngrossAuthorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants to certain business conducting research and development of alternative energy projects. Appropriates funds. (SB3001 HD1)
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 2:01 pm in conference room 225.
HISB2472EngrossEstablishes the Homeownership Housing Revolving Fund to provide loans or grants for affordable housing projects or units in projects that are allocated low-income housing credits or that are funded by certain federal programs or agencies. Makes an ap...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 2:00PM in conference room 325.
HISB2494EngrossUpdates requirements for apprenticeship and licensure of elevator mechanics, including examination, license renewal, continuing education, scope of work, exemptions, remote interaction, and qualifications for licensure. Clarifies powers and duties of...
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 682).
HISB3100EngrossConsolidates the Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Human Resources Development into the Department of Budget, Finance, and Human Resources. Transfers functions and duties accordingly. Transfers to the Department of Business, Econ...
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2018-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 2:30PM in conference room 429.
HISB2363EngrossRequires the Department of Human Resources Development to establish a working group to establish and implement a supervisory and professional job shadowing pilot project in which candidates for promotion to supervisory or professional positions recei...
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2018-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-25-18 9:30AM in conference room 329.
HISB535EngrossRequires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/18 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at least a minimum amount per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months. (SB535 HD1)
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2018-04-23
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-25-18 2:15PM in conference room 229.
HISB2926EngrossRequires the Board of Dental Examiners to adopt rules to establish a regulatory structure for the regulation of dental assistants in Hawaii. (SB2926 HD2)
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2018-04-23
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-18 9:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2989EngrossExpands eligibility and credit amount of the low-income household renters' income tax credit and adjusts the credit for inflation. Appropriates funds for the Family Assessment Center. Establishes and appropriates funds for the Homeless Children Renta...
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2018-04-23
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-24-18 2:30PM in conference room 325.
HISB2903EngrossAppropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for continuance and administration of the manufacturing development program. (SB2903 HD1)
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2018-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 788).
HISB872EngrossAllows the State Ethics Commission to employ or retain its own attorneys. (SB872 HD1)
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2018-04-16
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610).
HISCR25EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Report To The Legislature On The Status Of Physical Education In Hawaii's Public Schools.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR91EngrossRequesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism To Report To The Legislature On How To Incorporate Renewable Fuels Into The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR92EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Submit A Report On Unutilized, Lapsed Federal Grant Revenue For Public Education.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR176EngrossUrging The Department Of Transportation To Assess The Dangers Of Pedestrian Use Of The Shoulder Of Haleakala Highway Between Upper Kimo Drive And Ainakula Road And To Examine Potential Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR156EngrossRequesting The Department Of Health To Review Existing Research On Certain Impacts Of Screen Time And Provide Recommendations On Reducing Screen Time And Increasing Rates Of Physical Activity And Nutrition Of Children And Adolescents In Hawaii.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR154EngrossRequesting The Department Of The Attorney General To Convene A Workplace Safety Working Group.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR108EngrossUrging The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency To Work With The Federal Communications Commission, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, And The National Weather Service To Make Necessary Updates To Ensure That Textual And Audible Information From ...
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR192EngrossRequesting That The Department Of Accounting And General Services, The Department Of Budget And Fiscal Services Of The City And County Of Honolulu, And The Departments Of Finance Of The Counties Of Hawaii, Maui, And Kauai Eliminate The Payroll Lag De...
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISR114PassUrging Hawaii's Congressional Delegation To Oppose Any Proposed Federal Right-to-work Legislation.
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2018-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR116PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Review Existing Research On Certain Impacts Of Screen Time And Provide Recommendations On Reducing Screen Time And Increasing Rates Of Physical Activity And Nutrition Of Children And Adolescents In Hawaii.
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2018-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR89EngrossRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Convene A Working Group To Study The Peer-to-peer Car Sharing Industry.
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2018-04-11
To House Transportation Committee
HISCR9EngrossRequesting The Congressional Delegation Of Hawaii And The United States Congress To Oppose "concealed Carry Reciprocity" Legislation.
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2018-04-10
To House Public Safety Committee
HISCR62EngrossRequesting The State Auditor, In Conjunction With The State Procurement Office, If Necessary, To Conduct A Financial And Management Audit Of The Tax System Modernization Project, With A Focus On The Project's Contracts.
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2018-04-10
To House Finance Committee
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