Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard [D]

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HISB2027PassAppropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative. Requires the Department to procure the services of a master contractor to manage subcontracts and expenditures for services provided through the...
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2018-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 219, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1328).
HISB2461PassEstablishes a civil penalty for knowingly misrepresenting an animal as a service animal. Conforms Hawaii law with the definition of "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Takes effect on 1/1/2019. (CD1)
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2018-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 217, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1326).
HISB2051PassPermits individual department of education schools and career pathways, academies, or programs operated within a department of education school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by or for an individual school,...
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2018-07-11
Act 169, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278).
HISB2244PassRequires health care providers in the workers' compensation system who are authorized to prescribe opioids to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. Establishes limi...
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2018-07-11
Act 155, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264).
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).
HISB2384PassAllows the Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan to integrate design thinking and coding in middle, intermediate, and high school curriculums. Requires that any such plan developed by the Department of Education, including any propo...
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2018-07-11
Act 168, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277).
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).
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).
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).
HISB2919VetoEstablishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the state librarian and board of education to report to the legis...
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2018-07-10
Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1258).
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).
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).
HISB2074PassExtends through the 2021 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. (CD1)
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2018-07-05
Act 087, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188).
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).
HISB2556PassEstablishes an Industrial Hemp Special Fund within the Department of Agriculture to deposit fees and expend funds necessary for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. (CD1)
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2018-06-29
Act 059, 06/27/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160).
HISB2653PassEstablishes requirements for licensure by endorsement for physicians, surgeons, and osteopathic physicians beginning on 12/31/2018. Appropriates moneys. (CD1)
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2018-06-14
Act 044, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144).
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).
HISB2122EngrossRequires 25% of parking for certain residential multi-unit buildings and commercial buildings built after 7/1/2018 be electric vehicle charger ready. Clarifies the existing parking fee exemption for electric vehicles and specifies application at stat...
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2018-04-27
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-27-18 at 5:00PM in Conference Room 225.
HISB2333EngrossRequires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program and to submit to the Legislature a report detailing its findings and proposals. If the results of the study are posi...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 688).
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.
HISB2928EngrossEstablishes and appropriates funds for a Farm to School Grant Pilot Program within the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to provide grants to schools, early care and education centers, nonprofits, soil and water conservation districts, and food produc...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 689).
HISCR64PassRequesting Federal Funding To Provide School Resource Officers In Every Middle Or Intermediate School And High School In The State That Requests School Resource Officers.
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2018-04-27
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Adopted (Sen. Com. No. 847).
HISCR149PassRequesting The Executive Office On Aging And The University Of Hawaii Center On Aging To Convene A Working Group To Review In-home Care Services And Make Recommendations To Improve The Quality Of Care And Urging The Department Of Health To Adopt Admi...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Adopted (Sen. Com. No. 847).
HISB783EngrossRepeals the provision that makes claiming of the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit contingent upon the tax credit for the aquarium and marine science research facility at Ko Olina Resort and the training and education...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISB2075EngrossAppropriates moneys for three positions and operating expenses of the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program administered by the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. (SB2075 HD1)
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 681).
HISB2337EngrossRequires that all state and county agency contractors that dispose of liquid or solid waste provide a receipt that the waste was received and disposed of at a licensed facility or an appropriate farm or construction site before full payment is made f...
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 681).
HISB2654EngrossProhibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Makes all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco produc...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 9:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB3030EngrossEstablishes a Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for the Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program. (SB3030 HD1)
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISB2257EngrossRequires that revenue estimates provided by the Department of Taxation to the Legislature or to any executive or administrative office with respect to proposed legislation be accompanied by a description of the methodology used and assumptions made i...
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2018-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-18 2:15PM in conference room 309.
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.
HISCR27PassRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Sunrise Review Of The Licensure And Regulation Of Home Inspectors.
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2018-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR79PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement And Issuance Of Immediate Right Of Entry Covering A Portion Of State Land At Kaanapali, Lahaina, Maui, For Beach Walk, Trench Drain, Sign, And Public Beach Shower Purposes.
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2018-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR133PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term Lease Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kahaluu, North Kona, Island Of Hawaii.
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2018-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR142PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Convene A Working Group To Examine Palliative Care Services And Develop Recommendations To Expand Palliative Care Services In Hawaii.
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2018-04-24
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Adoption (Sen. Com. No. 830).
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.
HISB3070EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Teacher Stipend Program to be administered by the Department of Education to address the shortage of teachers in the Hawaii public school system. Creates the Hawaii Teacher Stipend Program Special Fund to provide ongoing fundin...
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2018-04-20
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-18 1:45PM in conference room 312.
HISB2576EngrossRequires the Department of Education to equip all classroom doors with interior locks by January 1, 2019. Authorizes the Department of Education to establish an emergency management plan for all schools to prepare for and respond to an emergency or a...
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2018-04-19
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 802).
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).
HISB2078EngrossAppropriates funds for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, a statewide breeding ecology study and foraging ecology study on the p...
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2018-04-16
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610).
HISCR54EngrossRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Study To Assess The Impact Of Medical Bill Review Costs On The State's Workers' Compensation System.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR68EngrossRequesting The Environmental Council To Submit A Report To The Legislature On The Revision Of Environmental Impact Statement Rules, Title 11, Chapter 200, Hawaii Administrative Rules.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR69EngrossUrging School Administrators, Teachers, Parents, And Students To Be Educated About The Potential Health Impacts Of Heavy Backpacks And To Take Proactive Measures To Avoid Injury.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
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