Hawaii Senator Les Ihara [D]

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HISB2523EnrollRequires the Department of Public Safety to expend certain appropriated funds during fiscal year 2020-2021 solely for the community-based work furlough program for female inmates. Effective retroactively to 6/30/2020. (HD2)
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HISB3117EnrollExtends the emergency department homelessness assessment pilot program and medical respite pilot program to 06/30/2021. Clarifies the lapse date for encumbered resources for the pilot programs that were previously appropriated pursuant to Act 209, SL...
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2020-07-15
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2275EnrollUpdates the laws regarding notaries public to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices. Effective 1/1/2021. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2421EnrollRepeals the sunset provision of Act 195, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, permanently codifying the amendments to sections 514B105, 514B-146, and 667-94, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective retroactively to 6/29/2020. (HD1)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3158EnrollProhibits intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional air bag, or air bag that does not meet federal...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3103EnrollEstablishes the school facilities agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the legislature, governor, or board of education. Places management of schoo...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2701EnrollGrants county agencies the right to enter property to investigate agricultural buildings for violations of and compliance with building permit and building code exemption requirements. (HD2)
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2020-07-10
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2329EngrossRequires proof of compliance with ignition interlock laws to be eligible for a driver's license. Requires any person operating a vehicle with an ignition interlock to have valid government-issued photo identification in their immediate possession. Am...
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2020-07-09
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 629).
HISR190PassUrging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Expedite The Disposition Of The Long-term Water Rights Leases For Hawaiian Electric's Non-consumptive Water Use Along The Wailuku River.
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2020-07-08
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB2425EnrollRepeals the sunset provision of Act 196, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, making permanent the amendments to sections 514B-71(a), 514B-72(a), and 514B-161, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
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2020-07-02
Enrolled to Governor.
HISCR13EngrossUrging Congress To Pass The Clinical Treatment Act To Amend Title Xix Of The Social Security Act To Require Medicaid To Cover The Routine Costs Of Care For Patients With Life-threatening Conditions Who Are Enrolled In Clinical Trials.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISCR86EngrossRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISR124PassUrging The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department Of Transportation Highways Division, And Hawaii County To Collectively Develop A Plan To Improve Mealani Road And Establish A Protocol To Use Mealani Road As An Emergency Bypass Route When Mama...
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2020-07-01
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR14PassUrging Congress To Pass The Clinical Treatment Act To Amend Title Xix Of The Social Security Act To Require Medicaid To Cover The Routine Costs Of Care For Patients With Life-threatening Conditions Who Are Enrolled In Clinical Trials.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR52PassRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR230IntroUrging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Dispose Of The Long-term Water Rights Leases For Hawaiian Electric's Non-consumptive Water Use Along The Wailuku River By Direct Negotiation And Provide Guidance On Determining The Value Of The Annual...
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2020-06-29
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISCR38EngrossRequesting The Office Of The Lieutenant Governor To Establish A Multi-stakeholder Task Force To Advance State Procurement Of Locally Produced Food.
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2020-06-26
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB2424EngrossClarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2313EngrossProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance 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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1150EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1291EngrossAppropriates funds into and out of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants. (SB1291 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB752EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB242EnrollEstablishes a task force to review policy issues and opportunities relating to the navigation, access, and coverage of medicaid services by individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and make a recommendation on whether a waiver or ot...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1151EngrossIncreases the amount of state funds that the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture may approve for any agricultural and aquacultural loan. (SB1151 HD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB1371EngrossProhibits the abandonment of lay nets used for fishing. Authorizes DLNR to issue permits for the use and possession of lay nets. Requires DLNR to establish a comprehensive, statewide lay net education and enforcement program. (SB1371 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB2722EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 5-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding to qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Requires reports to the L...
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2020-06-22
To House Economic Development & Business Committee
HISR174PassRequesting The Governor To Establish Advance Travel Quarantine And Statewide Stay-at-home Orders To Ensure Rapid And Effective Response To Any Resurgence Of The Coronavirus Disease 2019 In Hawaii.
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2020-05-21
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR13IntroUrging The Federal Aviation Administration To Take Action Regarding Commercial Helicopter Tour Operations In Hawaii.
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2020-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR12IntroUrging The Federal Aviation Administration To Take Action Regarding Commercial Helicopter Tour Operations In Hawaii.
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2020-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR11IntroRequesting The United States Congress To Authorize The National Transportation Safety Board To Adopt And Enforce Regulations For Increased Safety Standards For Helicopters And Small Aircraft That Charge Fees For Carrying Passengers On Recreational Fl...
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2020-05-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISR12IntroRequesting The United States Congress To Authorize The National Transportation Safety Board To Adopt And Enforce Regulations For Increased Safety Standards For Helicopters And Small Aircraft That Charge Fees For Carrying Passengers On Recreational Fl...
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2020-05-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2268EngrossGrants 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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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2265EngrossEstablishes the micro enterprise assistance program on Hawaiian home lands revolving fund to provide grants and loans through the implementation by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands of the micro enterprise assistance program to qualified native H...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2469EngrossAppropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate mobile clinics to serve homeless persons; provided that an unspecified number of the mobile clinics shall be allocated to the county with the largest land mass. R...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2342EngrossAppropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2337EngrossAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for an unspecified number of ombudsman specialist positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2335EngrossAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2392EngrossAppropriates funds for imi hoola student stipends or for other imi hoola student support programs at the discretion of the department of Native Hawaiian health of the John A. Burns school of medicine. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2513EngrossIncludes use of a castration band to inhumanely neuter a dog, cat, or other pet animal, excluding caged birds, under the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2508EngrossReplaces the term "accident" with collision for purposes of certain provisions of the statewide traffic code. (SD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2512EngrossProhibits the owner of an animal, and the owner's employees, from performing any surgical procedure on the animal without being licensed as a veterinarian. Makes intentionally or knowingly performing any surgical procedure on a pet animal by any pers...
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB1289EngrossProhibits the issuance of building permits beginning on January 1, 2022, for new single-family dwellings, except for households with one hundred per cent or less of the area median income, that are part of a development of twenty or more dwellings an...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB677EngrossProhibits specified trolleys, pulleys, cables, or running lines designed to attach a dog to two stationary objects in a configuration that endangers the dog, including by depriving the dog of sustenance. Prohibits tethering or restraining a dog under...
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2020-03-16
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB1056EngrossRequires lobbyists and specified individuals to file two additional reports in general election years to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, including one report on the second Friday in August and one report on the first Monday in November. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2468EngrossAllows community rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities to be considered qualified under the State's procurement code without requiring federal and state certification that authorizes the payment of a subminimum wage to workers in thei...
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2020-03-16
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB2331EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole FBO I LLC with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating facilities for aviation services and aviation-related services at Ellison Onizuka Kona International...
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2020-03-16
To House Transportation Committee
HISB2306EngrossMakes consistent the types of documents accepted as proof of domestic or sexual violence victim status.
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2305EngrossProvides that a court may not grant continuances of an order to show cause hearing in domestic abuse cases, absent a finding of good cause. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
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