Hawaii Representative Nicole Lowen [D]

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HIHB1179PassEstablishes a pilot program within the Aina Mauna legacy program of the department of Hawaiian home lands to remove and harvest gorse from Mauna Kea and develop it as a marketable product to expand economic opportunities for native Hawaiians. Require...
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2022-06-27
Act 204, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1305).
HIHB1517PassDirects the department of agriculture to conduct an independent study to assess the economic impact on local coffee farmers and the local coffee industry from potential changes to coffee labeling requirements. Appropriates funds for the independent s...
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2022-06-27
Act 222, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323).
HIHB1570Enroll

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Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products and mislabeled eliquid products. Establishes fines. (SD2)
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB1567Enroll

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Eliminates the use of monetary bail and requires defendants to be released on their own recognizance for certain nonviolent offenses, subject to certain exclusions. Requires the department of public safety to take steps to provide videoconferencing t...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB1644PassBans the manufacture, sale, or distribution for sale or use of wraps and liners, plates, food boats, pizza boxes, and firefighting foams that contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in certain circumstances. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 152, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253).
HIHB1640PassChanges the Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act to the Electronic Device Recycling and Recovery Act. Establishes electronic device manufacturer recycling goals and record keeping and reporting requirements for manufacturers and...
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2022-06-27
Act 151, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252).
HIHB1672PassExpands the purpose and rationale for which counties may create special improvement districts to include environmental research, restoration, and maintenance; natural resource management; and natural hazard mitigation to improve environmental conditi...
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2022-06-27
Act 208, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1309).
HIHB1810PassDefines what constitutes a quorum for the environmental advisory council. Specifies the number of votes required to make any action of the council valid. (SD1)
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2022-06-27
Act 186, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1287).
HIHB1980Enroll

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Permits, but does not require or prohibit, medicaid, health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to cover telephonic behavioral health services under certain circumstances. Clarifies that telephonic services do not...
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB1992PassPermits composting and co-composting operations in agricultural districts, under certain conditions. Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent environmental health specialist IV position in the solid and hazardous wast...
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2022-06-27
Act 131, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1232).
HIHB2195PassEstablishes a cesspool compliance pilot grant project to assist low- and moderate-income property owners, including lessees on Hawaiian home lands, with the costs of upgrading, converting, or connecting certain cesspools. Appropriates funds. Sunsets ...
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2022-06-27
Act 153, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1254).
HIHB2255PassRequires that public benefits fee administrator and utility rebates be used where available for state buildings and facilities. Prioritizes building and facility appliances that meet the required standards to qualify for public benefits fee administr...
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2022-06-27
Act 188, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289).
HIHB2309PassAppropriates funds to the department of public safety for identification card machines, to the Hawaii paroling authority for community housing for parolees, and to the department of health for a forensic peer specialist program. Requires a report fro...
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2022-06-27
Act 117, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1218).
HIHB2416PassSpecifies consent procedures for when 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations operating as noncandidate committees can use donations for electioneering communications, independent expenditures, or contributions and requires these organizations to provide c...
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2022-06-27
Act 169, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1270).
HIHB2515PassRequires the Department of Health to establish and operate a laboratory capable of testing for diseases, testing for air and water quality issues, and conducting other high complexity testing. (SD2)
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2022-06-27
Act 121, on 06/27/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1222).
HIHB2466Enroll

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Exempts the gross proceeds or income received from the sale of any product resulting from the cultivation and production of unprocessed taro from the general excise tax. Repeals 6/30/2027. (CD1)
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2022-06-27
Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1216)
HIHB2510PassMakes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Provides for carryforward of nonrefundable credits previously claimed. Incrementally increases the minimum wage and tip credit beginning on 10/1/2022. (CD1)
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2022-06-23
Act 114, on 06/22/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1214).
HIHB1486PassAmends the offense of theft in the first degree to specifically include theft of a motor vehicle or motorcycle. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 054, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1154).
HIHB1806PassRequires cesspools in the State to be upgraded or converted to a wastewater system approved by the Director of Health before 1/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 087, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1187).
HIHB1991PassIn counties with a population of five hundred thousand or more, prohibits the sale of a bicycle that has been reported as stolen and is listed on a publicly available online stolen bicycle database. Requires the county police department or other desi...
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2022-06-17
Act 108, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1208).
HIHB2248PassAmends the definition of "private schools" under the compulsory attendance law to require unlicensed but accredited private schools to annually submit health and safety documentation to the Hawaii Council of Private Schools or the Hawaii Catholic Sch...
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2022-06-17
Act 061, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161).
HIHB2405PassProhibits health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations from applying categorical cosmetic or blanket exclusions to gender affirming treatments or procedures when determined to be medically necessary pursuant to appl...
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2022-06-17
Act 039, on 06/16/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1139).
HIHB2422PassClarifies that sentences for domestic violence intervention for abuse-related offenses shall be imposed, with or without probation. (SD1)
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2022-06-17
Act 043, on 06/17/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HIHB1653PassEstablishes a tiered administrative fine system for each specimen of aquatic life taken, killed, or injured. Establishes a criminal fine structure on a per-specimen basis for violations involving aquatic life. Authorizes the Department of Land and Na...
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2022-06-13
Act 035, on 06/08/2022 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135).
HIHB1800Enroll

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Establishes a goal for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit to be at least fifty per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Requires the Hawaii state energy office to conduct a study to determine Hawaii's pathway to decarbonization and identify chal...
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2022-05-05
Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HIHB2511Enroll

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Provides funds to the department of Hawaiian home lands to pursue a multi-pronged approach to eliminating its waitlist. Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to develop a strategic plan to address applicant preferences. Requires an annual re...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2512Enroll

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Permits recipients of accommodations or services from an ohana zone site to request a ninety-day extension of the accommodations or services. Expands regulatory exemptions for ohana zones pilot program contracts. Extends the sunset date for the ohana...
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2022-05-05
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR92PassUrging The Department Of Agriculture To Assist Coffee Farmers In Purchasing Organic Fertilizer To Prevent Coffee Leaf Rust.
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2022-05-05
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB1561Enroll

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Establishes within the department of education a workforce readiness program to provide opportunities for students to earn associate degrees, workforce development diplomas, pre-apprenticeship certificates, and other industry-recognized certificates....
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1801Enroll

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Requires and establishes deadlines for state facilities, except smaller facilities, to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Directs the Hawaii State Energy Office to collect utility bill and energy usage data for state-owned buildings...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1752Enroll

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Establishes the housing choice voucher landlord incentive program. Requires HPHA to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, HRS, to establish specified incentives for landlords who participate in the tenant-based assistance housing choice voucher p...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1775Enroll

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Requires annual reporting by the University of Hawaii, department of education, and state public charter school commission to the legislature on the number and types of Title IX cases and other relevant information. Appropriates funds to the departme...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1872Enroll

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Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to recognize that game mammals and game birds provide a food source, that striking an appropriate balance between the management of game mammal and game bird populations and sustainability of the ...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1837Enroll

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Establishes a statewide working group on affordable housing to foster increased inter-agency coordination on housing and zoning issues, raise public awareness of ongoing state and county efforts to reduce barriers to affordable housing development, a...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2020Enroll

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Establishes a lapse date for any unencumbered moneys appropriated pursuant to Act 227, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021. Effective 6/29/2022. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2233Enroll

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Authorizes the Department of Human Services to provide additional housing assistance subsidies of up to $500 per month to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF) program participants wh...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2307Enroll

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Appropriates moneys to the department of agriculture to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the United States Food and Drug Administration's industry guidance on colored sea salt. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2312Enroll

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Establishes the women's corrections implementation commission in the judiciary to ensure implementation of the recommendations from the final report of the House Concurrent Resolution No. 85 (2016) task force, to develop and implement an evidence-bas...
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB2421Enroll

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Establishes a three-year women's court pilot program within the judiciary's first circuit. Establishes temporary positions. Requires a report. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 6/30/2025. (CD1)
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2022-05-04
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1488Engross

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Requires the tuition residency rules for the University of Hawaii to grant the resident tuition fee for enrollment at any University of Hawaii campus, including any community college, to individuals who have obtained a Hawaii high school diploma or e...
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2022-04-29
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 816).
HIHB1953Engross

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Provides the Department of Transportation with more flexibility and discretion to address substantial hardship situations that impact airport concession contracts. (SD2)
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2022-04-29
Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 935).
HIHCR51PassRequesting The Department Of Education To Prioritize Funding For Air Conditioning In Schools On Hawaii Island That Are Regularly Affected By Vog.
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2022-04-29
Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 938).
HIHB1823Engross

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Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to practice medical aid in dying or provide counseling to a qualified patient. Requires an attending provider to make an initial determination in person or via telehealth. Amends...
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2022-04-28
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 801).
HIHB2399Engross

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Establishes an Extended Producer Responsibility Program. Requires certain producers of fast-moving consumer goods to register with the Department of Health and pay an annual fee based on the amount of packaging volume the covered producer places on t...
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2022-04-27
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 922).
HIHB1130Engross

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Requires the Office of Planning to hire a contractor to, among other things, identify and assess alternative financing, project delivery, and cost recovery mechanisms to recapture the State's upfront investment in transit-oriented development infrast...
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB1324Engross

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Establishes a commercial rent relief grant program to be administered by the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. App...
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB826Engross

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Makes unlawful the sale of flavored tobacco products, mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine, and sale of tobacco products other than through retail sales via inperson exchange. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within th...
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2022-04-26
Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 797).
HIHB1988Engross

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Prohibits the sale, import, harvest, or export of certain coral products, with certain exceptions. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to amend its administrative rules accordingly no later than 12/31/2024. (SD3)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HIHB2514Engross

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Beginning July 1, 2023, prohibits the operation of underground storage tanks with a capacity greater than 100,000 gallons. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-04-26
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 794).
HIHCR6PassRequesting The United States Department Of Defense To Prepare A Plan To Decommission The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Store Its Fuel Away From The Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer In A Manner Compliant With Federal And State Law, Prepare A Plan To...
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2022-04-26
Resolution adopted in final form.
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