Hawaii Senator Les Ihara [D]

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HISB539IntroMakes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to certain health care facility workers a Class C felony.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB686IntroLegalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of cannabis in a specified quantity. Authorizes medical cannabis dispensaries to sell non-medical cannabis for personal use beginning February 1, 2021. Subjects transactions for non-medical cannabis to...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB214IntroRequires the court to appoint counsel to indigent parents and make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parent. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB456IntroProvides for initiative procedures. Takes effect upon ratification of a constitutional amendment enabling direct initiative.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1023EngrossMakes an appropriation to the department of health to provide full funding for the kupuna care program. (SB1023 HD1)
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2019-12-01
To House Finance Committee
HISB434IntroRequires state agencies to require climate vulnerability assessments for permit applications for projects involving building, transportation, or land use change that may generate significant greenhouse gas emissions. Applies to permit applications fi...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB243IntroIncludes tips or gratuities paid directly to an individual by a customer of the employer and reported or declared to the employer under the definition of income withheld by employers for payments of child or spousal support.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB691IntroRequires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Education Committee
HISB506IntroProhibits a person from intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional airbag, or airbag that does not ...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1481IntroAuthorizes the publishing of a candidate information pamphlet in one or more legislative districts selected by the chief elections officer in consultation with the elections commission to be funded by a percentage of new donations to candidate and no...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1372IntroRequires, on or before 9/1/2019, that the department of health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage t...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1139IntroAppropriates funds for flooding remediation by the engineering division of the department of land and natural resources on Tax Map Key (3) 2-3-023:006 to be expended by the department of land and natural resources. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1420IntroEnables the Hawaii emergency management agency to coordinate with non-profit and business entities; enables the governor to authorize payment to state employees for performing disaster relief activities within their communities; and authorizes county...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1029EngrossRequires the policy advisory board for elder affairs to establish quorum requirements through its bylaws and post its bylaws on the executive office on aging's website. Specifies that a majority of currently serving members, but no fewer than eight, ...
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2019-12-01
To House Human Services & Homelessness Committee
HISB1368EngrossEstablishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Takes effect on 1/1/2051. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HISB676IntroAppropriates funds to establish one full-time equivalent position in the executive office on aging to coordinate the provision of public and private Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services and update the state plan on Alzheimer's disease an...
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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
HISB766IntroDesignates pupu kuahiwi as the official state snail.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1531IntroExpands the permissible uses of the works of art special fund to include the repair and maintenance of the Iolani Palace coronation pavilion.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB765IntroPermits the transfer of operational authority over the portions of the East Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of 7/1/2019, to the Department of Agriculture upon adoption of rules. Establishe...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB659IntroEstablishes the state alternative transit fund to allow counties to offer free or nearly free fares on eco-friendly county buses. Imposes a fine for unlicensed transient accommodations. Establishes a surcharge on individual income over $2.5 million. ...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1351EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections into the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an al...
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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
HISB230IntroProvides that a minor may consent to emergency shelter if a provider of no cost emergency shelter and services is coordinating with child welfare service.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1150EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
HISB241IntroProhibits public establishments from denying shelter to any person when an emergency alert advises the public to immediately seek shelter during the establishments' normal business hours, under certain conditions. Clarifies that remuneration or expec...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1142IntroAppropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources for the demolition and removal of structures at Uncle Billy's in Hilo, Hawaii. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB439IntroRequires the department of commerce and consumer affairs to post the business address and business phone number of each licensed professional on its public website.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB666EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Airports Corporation (HAC)to assume the authority, functions, and duties of the DOT related to airports and aeronautics. Makes HAC subject to Chapters 103D and 104, HRS. Provides for project labor agreements. Appropriates funds...
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2019-12-01
To House Finance Committee
HISB688IntroRequires the committee on weights to report to the legislature on any recommendations to the board of education on the weighted student formula. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB252IntroClarifies that property may be disposed of if required for expenses for reasonable living accommodations. Allows disposal of real property if the disposal was pending prior to the filing for an annulment, divorce, or separation, with the proceeds of ...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB750IntroAppropriates funds for a capital improvement project for the Honalo marshalling yard.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1370EngrossEstablishes a grant program to assist lessees on Hawaiian home lands with cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection costs. Establishes that a recipient of a cesspool upgrade grant shall not be eligible for the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or conne...
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2019-12-01
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB527IntroRequires the Department of Health to convene a working group to develop a universal symbol, quality control procedures with a focus on a retail product recall system, and standards, regulations, and protocols for the manufacture and sale of edible me...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB675IntroRequires that real estate investment trusts file returns reporting their shareholders' pro rata shares of net income and net income attributable to this State. Requires withholding on all payments to shareholders. Applies to taxable years beginning a...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1154IntroIn a summary possession proceeding brought by a landlord against a holdover tenant: requires the court to address the complaint for summary possession during the first court appearance of the parties; prohibits a writ of possession from allowing the ...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB410IntroIncreases the penalties for those who violate the pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1141IntroAppropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources for the purpose of refurbishing and retrofitting the Kulani water tanks to serve as water reservoirs for firefighting. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB348IntroRequires the State Council on Mental Health to comprise at least 3 members with demonstrated knowledge of or work experience involving Native Hawaiian concepts of well-being, culturally grounded mental health methodologies, or traditional healing or ...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB682IntroEstablishes, beginning January 1, 2020, labeling requirements for any food or raw agricultural commodity sold in the State that contains a genetically engineered material, or was produced with a genetically engineered material; establishes exceptions...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB118IntroRequires the court to take all practical steps to ensure the attendance and participation of the respondent in a guardianship petition hearing, including moving the hearing site if necessary.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB435IntroInstructs the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to assess the effects of tourism on climate change and publish a report on its findings. Appropriates moneys. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB501IntroRequires any report of a study or an audit enacted with a legislative appropriation or adopted by concurrent resolution and conducted by an executive department or agency, including the Hawaii health systems corporation, and by the legislative refere...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB681IntroProhibits a member of the board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs from serving more than two consecutive four-year terms. Permits reelection after an absence of a full four-year term.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB1028IntroRequires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a feasibility study to determine the feasibility of establishing a Hawaii retirement savings program. Subject to a positive finding in the feasibility study, establishes the Hawaii retirement savin...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB227EngrossMakes an appropriation to the Judiciary to contract with nonprofit organizations to provide legal assistance and legal counsel to immigrants in determining legal status and citizenship, provide diversion to existing services, and otherwise provide co...
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2019-12-01
To House Finance Committee
HISB1479IntroEstablishes a bipartisan commission within the Department of Taxation to review and make recommendations on state expenditures, revenue enhancements, and tax policy. Appropriates moneys.
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB504EngrossAppropriates funds for the repair, restoration, and maintenance of Iolani Palace's coronation pavilion, two pergolas, and fountain, and for the implementation of mitigation measures to protect the Palace's collection of artifacts from the threat of f...
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2019-12-01
To House Finance Committee
HISB212IntroProvides that a lessee of Hawaiian Homelands may use the value of the lease as collateral for a loan to build a dwelling on the tract of leased land; provided that a lender who does not qualify to be a lessee of Hawaiian Homes under this Act shall no...
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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
HISB1140IntroAppropriates funds for portions of the Hawaii interagency biosecurity plan to enhance protection of Hawaii's natural resources, agriculture, human health, and way of life. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
HISB667IntroRequires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in collaboration with the Department of Education, to establish a working group to study the Department of Education's information technology infrastructure, operations, and services. Establishes...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
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