Hawaii Representative Richard Onishi [D]

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HIHB1836Intro
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Allows pharmacists, during declared states of emergency and for prescriptions of up to a thirty-day supply, to refill prescriptions of controlled substances if the practitioner is unavailable or cannot be contacted to authorize the refill and if, in ...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB1841Intro
25%
Appropriates funds to DLNR for operating expenses, equipment, the establishment of positions, and capital improvement projects to support wildfire emergency response. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1780Intro
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Designates September 21 of each year as World Peace Day. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-23
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Chun, Kahaloa, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Aiu, Alcos; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila.
HIHB2112Intro
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Requires that moped operators carry an insurance policy. Makes conforming amendments. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB2682Intro
25%
Provides that the Hawaiian language college revolving fund may include moneys from any revenue source. Provides that the fund and the Hawaiian early learning trust fund shall support the Imiloa astronomy center. Establishes a cap on individual deposi...
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2024-02-23
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2683Intro
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Repeals the sunset date for the exemption of laboratory school programs of the Hawaiian language college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from state English-medium standards, assessments, performance ratings, staff qualifications, and staff traini...
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2024-02-23
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Kahaloa, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 4 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila, Ward.
HIHB2684Intro
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Establishes the Institute of Indigenous Education, Science, and Outreach within the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-23
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Kahaloa, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 4 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila, Ward.
HIHB1956Intro
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Establishes a business revitalization task force to identify methods to improve Hawaii's general economic competitiveness and business climate, including by mitigating regulatory and tax burdens. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/30...
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Nishimoto.
HIHB1959Intro
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Appropriates funds to establish a position within the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to assist the Corporation's aerospace coordinator. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Poepoe; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Nishimoto.
HIHB2140Intro
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Appropriates funds for statewide research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens, production and distribution of pathogen-free ornamental ginger plants, and outreach to ornamental producers. Effectiv...
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Alcos.
HIHB2192Intro
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Authorizes the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to appoint an organization as the limited owner of a cemetery, under certain circumstances, for the purposes of perpetual care and security measures. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Nishimoto.
HIHB2193Intro
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Authorizes law enforcement and fire officers to enter and inspect any licensee's or permittee's premises, under certain conditions, to verify compliance with the State's Fireworks Control Law. Establishes procedures for the Department of Law Enforcem...
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Takenouchi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Alcos; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Nishimoto, Poepoe.
HIHB2771Intro
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Appropriates funds 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. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-22
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Alcos.
HIHB1572Intro
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Limits the exclusion from gross income to pensions received for past services provided in the State.
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1651Intro
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Requires the Department of Education and public charter schools to take certain steps to report incidents of harassment and implement procedures for handling harassment of educational workers. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD2)
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1650Engross
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Requires the board of education to invite the exclusive representative for bargaining unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the department of education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the board and the exclusive re...
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2024-02-21
Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Amato, Cochran, Gates, Ichiyama, Kapela, Perruso, Woodson excused (7). Transmitted to Senate.
HIHB1837Intro
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Requires the Department of Education to grant public access to emergency action plans that do not pose a security risk to students, staff, or guests of school campuses. Requires each Department school to have a comprehensive school evacuation communi...
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1934Intro
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Requires the Director of Transportation to convene an intoxicated driving reduction working group, under the leadership of Hawaii's strategic highway safety plan, to make recommendations for amendments to existing laws to reduce incidents of intoxica...
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2650Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation for the coordinated removal of albizia and other invasive trees. Requires matching funds from public utilities. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2664Intro
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Lapses appropriations of general obligation bond funds previously authorized for the planning, design, and construction of a stadium in Halawa by the Stadium Authority. Transfers certain special fund moneys earmarked for the development of a new stad...
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2024-02-21
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1688Intro
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Requires the Department of Health to conduct a statewide needs assessment and establish an advisory council to determine what would be needed to transition to a more circular system with less waste generation, more reuse, and an extended producer res...
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1782Intro
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Makes a conforming amendment to allow the Department of Health, or its designee, to conduct criminal history record checks on applicants for hemp processor permits. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-16
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1831Intro
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Establishes the behavioral health crisis center pilot program. Authorizes the Department of Health to establish or contract with behavioral health crisis centers in each county. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1781Intro
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Establishes the Panaewa Community Development District to allow for planning, development, and maintenance of public lands in Panaewa, Hawaii. Amends membership of the Hawaii Community Development Authority to include representatives of the Panaewa C...
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1843Intro
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Establishes the office of the state fire marshal to direct fire protection efforts statewide. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1830Intro
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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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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1844Intro
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Appropriates funds for temporary adjunct faculty positions at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2579Intro
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Clarifies that the Board of Land and Natural Resources shall not unilaterally amend the terms and conditions of any lease of public lands being extended pursuant to Act 149, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, except as otherwise provided therein; and if th...
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2024-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1904Intro
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Provides a process for school placement for a child whose parent or guardian has transferred or is pending transfer from another state to a military installation in Hawaii while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. Effectiv...
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2024-02-15
The committee on EDN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, La Chica, Kapela, Marten, Martinez, M. Mizuno, Todd, Garcia; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Matayoshi, Perruso, Quinlan.
HIHB1933Intro
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Establishes a sobriety checkpoint special fund to provide funding to county law enforcement agencies for staffing for sobriety checks and processing of persons arrested at sobriety checkpoints. Increases the state vehicle registration fee and establi...
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2191Intro
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Appropriates funds to the City and County of Honolulu for the expansion of the feral chicken project and the Vector Control Branch of the Department of Health for a statewide education campaign for the feeding of feral animals. Effective 7/1/3000. (H...
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1611Intro
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Requires law enforcement agencies and the Law Enforcement Standards Board to consult the National Decertification Index and ensure reporting of officer misconduct to the Index. Requires reporting of certain domestic violence records to the National D...
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2024-02-14
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Evslin, Ganaden, Holt, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Kong, Miyake, Souza; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Takayama.
HIHB1835Intro
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Establishes the distribution management advisory board to develop and advise on the statewide distribution management plan. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-14
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1931Intro
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Appropriates funds for salaries and fringe benefits of positions for the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy's Space Sciences Workforce Development Program, Maunakea Scholars Program, and Akamai Internship Program. Appropriates funds for off...
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2024-02-14
To House Higher Education & Technology Committee
HIHB1955Intro
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Authorizes the use of special land and development fund moneys to eradicate or mitigate invasive species and install and maintain safety improvements on improved lands that provide lease revenue to the Department of Land and Natural Resources and tha...
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2024-02-14
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1656Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Education to assist individuals in obtaining a commercial driver's license for the purpose of becoming school bus drivers. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-13
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1648Intro
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Creates a School Psychologists Working Group to recommend actionable steps or propose legislation for an immediate pathway to licensure for school psychologists that can be acted upon in 2025. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-13
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB1827Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Department of Education to support health care workforce development programs, specifically the public high school health care workforce certificate program and glidepath prog...
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2024-02-13
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1657Intro
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Requires all public schools to implement universal screenings for students in kindergarten through third grade to identify and support students who are at risk of dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-12
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2577Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Health to require the Department of Education to report coronavirus disease 2019 potential outbreaks or other public health emergencies and related information in a manner most appropriate to public health and safety, as ...
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2024-02-12
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1832Intro
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Authorizes a state department, division, or agency, rather than the Department of Human Resources Development, to conduct a minimum qualification review of applicants for vacant positions within the department, division, or agency. Requires the Depar...
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2024-02-09
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1842Intro
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Increases the maximum fine for violations of the fire protection laws. Specifies that each day a violation exists or continues to exist shall constitute a distinct and separate offense. Raises the criminal penalty for the offense of arson in the four...
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2024-02-09
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Kong, Miyake; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Ganaden; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Evslin, Holt, Souza.
HIHB1890Intro
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Prohibits retailers from selling or offering for sale certain combustion engine-powered mopeds beginning 1/1/2026.
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2024-02-08
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB2725Intro
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Establishes the Correction Facilities Authority to be responsible for all public corrections development, planning, and construction related to capital improvement projects. Requires the Correction Facilities Authority to apply for a loan or grant fr...
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB2724Intro
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Creates the Kona Community Development District to allow for planning, development, and maintenance of public lands in Kona, on the island of Hawaii. Amends the Hawaii Community Development Authority membership to include members of Kona. Requires th...
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1563Intro
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Repeals existing law that preempted local ordinances or regulations that regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices and nullified and voided any conflicting local laws and regulations. Allows counties to adopt o...
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2024-02-07
To House Health Committee
HIHB1616Intro
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Requires the DOE to submit an annual report to the legislature on the installation, repair, and maintenance of fire alarm systems in Hawaii's public schools. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1655Intro
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Requires the DOE to work with the BOE to create a public digital platform by the 2027-2028 school year that shows how schools are adopting high-quality instructional materials for K-12 English language arts.
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1971Intro
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Requires the Board of Agriculture to submit a report on the percentage of agricultural lands that are suitable for farming and actively farmed and certain dollar amounts relating to lease transfers between lessees.
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2024-02-07
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB2622Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Law Enforcement for the State's gun buyback program. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
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