Hawaii Representative Nicole Lowen [D]

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HIHB1359PassRepeals redundant regulations on hemp production to reduce costs for the State and Hawaii farmers. Amends the hemp law in a manner that recognizes the unique constraints of Hawaii farmers, while protecting human health. Allows licensed hemp producers...
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2023-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 263, 07/11/2023, (Gov. Msg. No. 1377).
HIHB388PassAdopts the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard. Requires the Department of Education to obtain instructional materials in accessible formats for eligible students. (CD1)
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2023-07-07
Act 254, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1357).
HIHB475VetoEstablishes the Art in Private Places Pilot Program and Special Account. Clarifies the scope of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' responsibilities to include administration of the pilot program. Requires annual reports to the Legislature....
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2023-07-07
Vetoed on 07-07-23 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1368).
HIHB834PassRecognizes American Sign Language as a fully developed, autonomous, natural language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage. (SD1)
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2023-07-07
Act 246, 07/07/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1349).
HIHB600PassEstablishes the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee. Requires the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee to develop a comprehensive, statewide Safe Routes to School Plan. Amends the duties of the Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to S...
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2023-07-06
Act 244, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1347).
HIHB819PassDesignates limu kala (Sargassum echinocarpum) as the official Hawaii state limu. (SD1)
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2023-07-06
Act 230, 07/06/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1333).
HIHB192PassProhibits the sale of certain fluorescent lamps as a new manufactured product, with certain exemptions. (CD1)
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2023-07-05
Act 225, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1328).
HIHB217PassUpdates the cost valuations of work on certain residences for the work to qualify for an exemption from the requirement that plans and specifications for construction projects be prepared by a licensed engineer or architect. Clarifies work that is no...
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2023-07-05
Act 177, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280).
HIHB485PassProvides for the replacement of certificates of marriage for individuals who have changed their gender, sex, and, if applicable, name. Effective 1/1/2024. (SD2)
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2023-07-05
Act 179, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1282).
HIHB692PassIncreases the maximum administrative and criminal penalties for violators of the Hawaii pesticides law. (CD1)
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2023-07-05
Act 220, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323).
HIHB615PassClarifies that any provision in a private agreement contained in a conveyance of land recorded on or before 7/8/2003 that have since expired but have not been renewed and recorded in the bureau of conveyances are prohibited from restricting bona fide...
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2023-07-05
Act 219, 07/05/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322).
HIHB953PassRequires DLNR to develop and publish a website and mobile application that includes the application processes, including a means of collecting any fees, for a permit, license, or reservation needed to conduct recreational and commercial activities in...
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2023-07-05
Act 182, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285).
HIHB1184PassAllows agencies to rank fewer than three persons for professional services when fewer than three qualified persons respond to the solicitation or request to use alternative procurement procedures when no qualified person responds to the solicitation....
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2023-07-05
Act 188, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1291).
HIHB503PassRequires the Board of Education to work with the Department of Education to conduct an analysis on the necessary timeline and appropriate process for making computer science a graduation requirement by no later than the 2030-2031 school year. Require...
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2023-07-03
Act 174, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277).
HIHB961PassExpands the types of entities from which a Preschool Open Doors service provider may obtain accreditation. Beginning 1/1/2024, expands the Preschool Open Doors Program application process to eligible 3year-old children. (CD1)
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2023-07-03
Act 171, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1274).
HIHB960PassExplicitly includes prekindergarten facilities within the scope of authority of the School Facilities Authority. Transfers $200,000,000 of general funds previously appropriated to the School Facilities Authority of the Department of Education to the ...
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2023-07-03
Act 175, 07/03/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278).
HIHB68PassRequires that ongoing staff support for the centralized statewide criminal pretrial justice data reporting and collection system be conducted by the Criminal Justice Research Institute's staff and not be contracted to another entity. Requires the Cri...
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2023-06-30
Act 147, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1250).
HIHB264PassMakes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a sports official a class C felony. Authorizes a court to enjoin the offender from attending any sports event of the type at which the sports official was engaged in the lawful discharge of th...
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2023-06-30
Act 140, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243).
HIHB478PassSpecifies the membership and qualifications for membership of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Commission. (CD1)
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2023-06-30
Act 139, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242).
HIHB954PassIncreases the household and dependent care services tax credit for five years. Increases the refundable earned income tax credit for five years. Increases the income thresholds and credit amounts of the refundable food/excise tax credit for five year...
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2023-06-30
Act 163, 06/30/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266).
HIHB950PassAuthorizes psychiatrists or advanced practice registered nurses, after examination of a person for assisted community treatment indication, to request assistance from the attorney general to file an assisted community treatment petition. Authorizes t...
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2023-06-30
Act 153, 06/29/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1256).
HIHB907PassTemporarily allows for the reimbursement of services provided through telehealth via an interactive telecommunications system and two-way, real-time audio-only communications in certain circumstances. Defines "interactive telecommunications system". ...
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2023-06-22
Act 107, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208).
HIHB1369PassRepeals the sunset dates of Act 156, SLH 2012, and Act 124, SLH 2014, to make the nursing facility sustainability program permanent and permanently exempt the nursing sustainability program special fund from the central service and administrative exp...
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2023-06-22
Act 109, 06/22/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1210).
HIHB1397PassEstablishes a supportive housing pilot program in the Statewide Office on Homelessness and Housing Solutions. Appropriates funds. Declares that appropriations exceed general fund expenditure ceiling. Effective 7/1/2023. Sunsets 6/30/2025. (CD1)
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2023-06-21
Act 095, 06/21/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196).
HIHB580PassExpands the victim-counselor privilege under the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to include confidential advocates employed by the University of Hawaii. Increases the minimum number of hours of training a domestic violence victims' counselor must complete t...
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2023-06-14
Act 084, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185).
HIHB579PassEstablishes the statewide human trafficking prevention program within the department of the attorney general to provide services and assistance to victims of human trafficking and victims of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Requires re...
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2023-06-14
Act 083, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184).
HIHB581PassRequires certain individuals attempting to serve as child custody evaluators to complete a training course on the dynamics of domestic violence every three years. Requires individuals to submit a letter or certificate of completion to the family cour...
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2023-06-14
Act 085, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186).
HIHB948PassEstablishes a two-year child and adolescent crisis mobile outreach team pilot program on Oahu and one neighbor island site to expand existing crisis response services. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 12/31/2025. (CD1)
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2023-06-14
Act 089, 06/14/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190).
HIHB1183PassExempts parking lot operations at state parks and the operation of concessions at certain state parks from the bidding requirements for concessions operating on public property. (CD1)
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2023-06-08
Act 072, 06/08/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172).
HIHB1329PassRequires the Department of Education to work with certain organizations to develop and implement an active shooter training program in all public and charter schools. Allows public and charter school students to decline to participate in active shoot...
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2023-06-02
Act 053, 06/02/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153).
HIHB650PassAuthorizes advanced practice registered nurses to practice medical-aid-in-dying. Authorizes licensed advanced practice registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists with psychiatric or mental health training and licensed marriage and family therap...
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2023-06-01
Act 043, 06/01/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HIHCR41PassUrging The Public Utilities Commission To Open A New Proceeding Relating To The Removal Of Abandoned Or Double Utility Poles, Lines, And Equipment.
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2023-05-04
Received notice of Agreement and Adoption in House (Hse. Com. No. 898).
HIHB69Engross
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Appropriates funds for the Department of Education's Resources for Enrichment, Athletics/Academics, Culture, and Health program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB193Engross
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Extends the State's energy-efficiency portfolio standards from 2030 to 2045. Authorizes the public utilities commission to establish interim goals. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB197Engross
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Requires the Department of Health to establish a Refrigerant Management Program to reduce emissions of high global warming potential refrigerants and any refrigerant that is an ozone depleting substance from stationary, commercial, and industrial ref...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB346Engross
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Requires that new state facilities be designed to be electric vehicle charger-ready. Requires that 25% of parking stalls be electric vehicle charger-ready. Requires the Hawaii State Energy Office, in consultation with the Department of Accounting and...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 5:05PM in conference room 224.
HIHB308Engross
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Establishes the sustainable food systems working group within the Department of Agriculture. Requires the working group to submit a plan, any recommendations for implementing the plan, and any proposed legislation to the Legislature. Appropriates fun...
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB547Engross
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Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and implement a two-year Infant and Toddler Child Care Worker Subsidy Pilot Program to retain the existing early child care workforce in licensed infant and toddler child care center settings. Ap...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-28-23 at 04:30pm in Conference Room 309.
HIHB610Engross
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Establishes the farm workforce retention tax credit for farm employers or owners of farm employers who employ eligible farm employees. Effective 6/30/3000. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB617Engross
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Establishes an oral health task force to review the status of oral health in the State and make recommendations to improve the State's oral health infrastructure. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050 and 7/1/205...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB612Engross
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Establishes an income tax credit to alleviate the high costs of production for farmers, ranchers, and fishers and incentivize growth in the agricultural sector in the State. Effective 6/30/3000. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2023. (S...
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB837Engross
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Establishes green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines for state facility systems, infrastructure, transit projects, and other areas in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. A...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB872Engross
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Appropriates funds to the Executive Office on Aging of the Department of Health for the Hawaii Healthy Aging Partnership. Effective 6/30/3000. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB908Engross
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Amends the maximum amount of conveyance tax revenues allocated to the Land Conservation Fund. Effective 6/30/3000. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 5:00PM in conference room 229.
HIHB1148Engross
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Appropriates moneys to the Office of the Governor to establish 1 temporary full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) mental health technician certificate of competence program coordinator position. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB1248Engross
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the continued administration of the Hawaii healthy food incentive program and to provide matching funds to beneficiaries who participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Effecti...
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB1149Engross
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Appropriates funds for positions and activities related to coconut rhinoceros beetle infestation control. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2023-04-28
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-28-23 4:30PM; Conference Room 309
HIHB1263Engross
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Repeals language that gives the director of finance discretion to use moneys in the Hawaii ABLE savings program trust fund if the director elects to accept deposits from contributors instead of sending deposits directly to the ABLE program manager. A...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB1300Engross
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Establishes provisional or associate-level licensure requirements for marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists and authorizes insurance reimbursements in certain circumstances. Requires psychologist license applican...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
HIHB1442Engross
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Amends the Criminal Justice Diversion Program including allowing examination of defendants via telehealth. Requires the Judiciary, in consultation with other stakeholders, to submit monthly and annual reports to the Legislature on the effectiveness o...
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2023-04-28
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-28-23 4:30PM in conference room 309.
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