Hawaii Representative Mark Nakashima [D]

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HIHB1844IntroCreates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Allocates a portion of the barrel tax to the clean e...
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1996IntroRequires the BOE to include evaluation of the most current strategic plan indicators as a component of the superintendent of education's annual performance evaluation. Requires improvements in at least one-half of those indicators for any salary incr...
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm]

The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Wildberger; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) McDermott.
HIHB2138IntroAmends the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (HD1)
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2533IntroAuthorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance plans for a state archives master plan. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 11:00 am]

The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) McDermott.
HIHB1529IntroAllows student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media. Takes effect on July 1, 2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB933IntroCreates a crisis intervention and diversion program in the department of health to divert those in need to appropriate health care and away from the criminal justice system. Appropriates funds. Sunsets on 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB1821IntroProhibits declaratory judgments when there is a cause of action and in other certain instances. Requires a plaintiff to show a personal stake in the actual controversy beyond a general disagreement or complaint by requiring a showing of an injury-in-...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1864IntroAmends the definition of renewable portfolio standard to be a percentage of electrical energy generation, rather than sales. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB1847IntroRequires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules to protect herbivorous fish in all state waters. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1859IntroEstablishes a 3-year pilot project by the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center to demonstrate new toilet and sewage treatment technologies and to expedite demonstration projects. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. Repeals on 6/30...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1846IntroRequires an energy audit for all state facilities with an area over 10,000 square feet, except facilities at the Aloha Stadium, by 1/1/2022, and dates for energy efficiency implementation. Beginning 7/1/2020, allow for new state building construction...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB1874IntroLowers the age of crimes against seniors to sixty years of age, and makes certain criminal offenses against seniors applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the victim's age.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1886IntroIncludes Hawaii-grown green coffee, cherry coffee, and parchment coffee in the coffee labeling requirements. Requires coffee blend labels to disclose geographic and regional origins and percent by weight of the blended coffees. Prohibits using geogra...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1947IntroAppropriates funds for programs, ceremonies, and activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Effective July 1, 2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1907IntroProhibits the operation of a helicopter for commercial purposes without a valid instrument rating from the Federal Aviation Administration. Subject both a violating individual and an individual's employer to penalties. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1977IntroAddresses the State's physician shortage by establishing a Medical Student Sponsorship Program within DOH for medical students who successfully graduate from a high-quality but lower-cost school of medicine and make a ten-year service commitment to p...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Health Committee
HIHB1910IntroEstablishes the sustainable aviation fuel program to provide grants to any business in Hawaii that is developing products related to sustainable aviation fuel or aviation greenhouse gas reduction. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB1978IntroSpecifies that the family court has jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody or guardianship of an immigrant child pursuant to a motion for Special Immigrant Juvenile factual findings requesting a determination that the child was abused, ne...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Human Services & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2004IntroAmends requirements for child passengers. Requires rear facing child safety seats for children under two years of age. Raises certain fines for violations. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB2094IntroEstablishes an early childhood educator stipend program to be administered by the executive office on early learning to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Hawaii. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2091IntroAllows the University of Hawaii to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, and contractors and their employees, whose duties include ensuring security of campus facilities and persons. Takes effect on July 1, 2050....
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2088IntroEstablishes a working group to create a state plan to make FAFSA completion a statewide graduation requirement and an opt-out waiver for FAFSA completion by the 2022-2023 school year. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2068IntroLimits DOH commitment to one hundred eighty days for those defendants charged with a non-violent class C felony and found to be unfit to proceed under chapter 704, HRS. Limits to one hundred eighty days the period of conditional release granted to de...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Health Committee
HIHB2125IntroMakes various amendments to the State Ethics Code. Repeals exemption from certain financial disclosure requirements granted to members of the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2120IntroAmends the certain parts of the conflicts of interests provision of the state ethics code to include members of the legislature and justices and judges of all state courts. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2069IntroProhibits civil asset forfeiture unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Excludes the forfeiture proceedings for an animal pending criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to deposit the net proc...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2124IntroProhibits certain state officials and employees from representing certain interests before the State for 12 months after termination from their respective positions. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2036IntroEstablishes a pilot project to plan and design an expansion of the Hawaii Coral Restoration Nursery, including improvements to the sea urchin hatchery. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2035IntroRequires DLNR to transfer to DOA specified non-agricultural park lands by a specified deadline. Requires DLNR and DOA to jointly report on the status of the land transfer. Amends the definition of "agricultural activities" used in chapter 166E, HRS. ...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi; 2 Noes: Representative(s) Eli, Kitagawa; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2090IntroRemoves the sunset provision of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, making permanent the innovation and commercialization initiative program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2151IntroEstablishes a cesspool compliance pilot grant project to assist low- and moderate-income property owners with the costs of upgrading or converting a cesspool. Applies to cesspools identified as failing by the Department of Health. Appropriates funds....
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2250IntroEstablishes the University of Hawaii promise program plus to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in teaching, health care, social work, or engineering at the University of ...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2216IntroRequires at least 5 Hawaiian Homes Commission members to be Native Hawaiian or current Hawaiian homestead lessees; and at least 2 of those 5 to be on the waitlist for Hawaiian home lands. Authorizes commission members to elect a chairperson and vice ...
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2020-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2249IntroAppropriates funds to restore diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental benefits to adult Medicaid enrollees, provided DHS obtains maximum federal matching funds available. Takes effect on December 31, 2059. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2188IntroEstablishes a one-mile setback from the nearest existing farm dwelling or residential dwelling unit for certain wind energy facilities in agricultural districts. Requires a study on the effects of noise production by wind energy facilities on the hea...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2254IntroAppropriates funds for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the health care provider loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; provided that the funds are matched on a dollar-to-dollar...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2255IntroExpands the Hawaii community college promise program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students at any fouryear University of Hawaii campus who meet certain eligibility criteria. Appropriates funds for the program. ...
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2020-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2257IntroExpands the scope of the University of Hawaii at Hilo conference center revolving fund to all programs conducted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding the fund. Gives the chancellor of the Univers...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2380IntroMakes 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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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2412IntroRequires DOE to establish a three-year pilot program for the development and implementation of a trauma-informed education program in the Castle-Kahuku and Kailua-Kalaheo complex areas, based on the Nanakuli-Waianae complex area trauma-informed educa...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2492IntroEstablishes regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbons in state law. Phases out hydrofluorocarbons in favor of alternatives with lower global warming potential. Establishes a preference for products that do not contain hydrofluorocarbons in the sta...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2454IntroEstablishes the offense of criminal trespass on critical electrical infrastructure. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2457IntroBeginning 1/1/2021: bans the sale of flavored tobacco products; prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine; and establishes fines and penalties for violations. Requires the Department of Education to establish a safe harbor progra...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2425IntroAmends the definition of "domestic abuse" under Hawaii's insurance laws and laws relating to domestic abuse protective orders to include coercive control between family or household members. Defines "coercive control". Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2534IntroAppropriates funds for the career criminal prosecution unit of the office of the prosecuting attorney of the county of Hawaii. Takes effect on July 1, 2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2532IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for its efforts to mitigate and control two-lined spittlebug infestations in the State. Takes effect on 7/1/2150. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2509IntroAppropriates funds for the Department of Education to install air conditioning in public schools that prioritize the project. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2511IntroProvides funding for the rental or lease of facilities through legislative appropriations and bond authorizations to the state public charter school commission for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school i...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
HIHB2548IntroProhibits courts of appeal from affirming, modifying, reversing, or vacating a matter on grounds other than those raised by the parties to the proceeding, unless the parties are provided the opportunity to brief the court and present oral argument on...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2541IntroMakes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Increases and amends the refundable food/excise tax credit by basing the amount of the credit on a taxpayer's Hawaii earned income, rather than federal adjusted gross income. Increase...
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2020-02-21
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Gates.
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