Hawaii Senator Ronald Kouchi [D]

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HISB178IntroEstablishes a two-year beach protection pilot program under which no vehicles are authorized to drive on the beach in Polihale state park without a permit. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 5/6/2137. Repeals on 6/30/2023. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB186IntroDisallows the enforcement of a re-recorded homeowners' association restriction if the restriction prohibits bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural land.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB428IntroSpecifies that interference with an automated public transit operation is unlawful and is a class C felony. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB387IntroEstablishes conditions and time limits for placing a child in room confinement at a detention or shelter facility. Effective 5/1/2029. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB410IntroAdds abuse of a family or household member to those felonies that qualify for repeat offender sentencing. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB421IntroAmends the manner in which a vacancy in the membership of the State Senate is filled and certain time frames relevant thereto. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 696) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB404IntroIncreases the monetary threshold that requires disclosure of electioneering communications. Requires that disclosures of electioneering communications occur on the date the electioneering communications are publicly distributed. Classifies election a...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 746) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB385IntroEnacts the Uniform Trust Code (2018). Repeals the Uniform Trustees' Powers Act, Uniform Prudent Investors Act, and article VII (trust administration) of the Uniform Probate Code. Takes effect 1/1/2022. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 698) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB405IntroProvides that excess contributions by nonresident contributors shall escheat to the Hawaii election campaign fund if not returned to the contributor within 30 days of the end of the election period. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 749) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB412IntroExcludes habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant from qualifying for deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea.
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 691) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB696IntroExtends the date on which the temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts shall cease to exist to August 31, 2025. Permits less than a quorum of commission members to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a c...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1212IntroRequires resolution of an outstanding federal out-of-service order prior to registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles. Defines "out-of-service order". Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1100IntroAdopts the National Conference of Insurance Commissioners' Insurance Data Security Model Law to establish insurance data security standards for Hawaii insurance licensees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 614) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1150IntroAuthorizes the Department of Health to recognize national accreditation or certification organizations. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1053IntroExpands the eligibility of organizations that can receive Community-based Economic Development (CBED) technical assistance from not just community-based organizations (non-profits), but also includes businesses, particularly those that currently have...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1123IntroGives counties jurisdiction over the infrastructure of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing developments in their boundaries under specific conditions. Requires counties, under specific conditions, to commence maintenance on that certain inf...
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1103IntroClarifies the role of the Board of Public Accountancy in selecting members to serve on the Board's Peer Review Oversight Committee.
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2021-03-04
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 616) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1096IntroAmends various portions of title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update and improve existing provisions. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 612) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1165IntroAuthorizes the department of land and natural resources to issue new ocean recreation commercial permits at public auction. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1132IntroEstablishes the Medicaid Sustainability Program for 2 years.? Appropriates funds out of the Medicaid Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. Sunsets on 12/31/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-04
48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
HISB1098IntroAdopts certain provisions of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Producer Licensing Model Act, Public Adjuster Licensing Model Act, Reinsurance Intermediary Model Act, and Independent Adjuster Licensing Model Guidelines to provide co...
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2021-03-04
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 613) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1102IntroAllows mixed martial arts promoters to pay fighters with cash.
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2021-03-04
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 615) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1042IntroRepeals provision that allows persons designated as covered offenders in another state or jurisdiction to petition the Attorney General for termination of registration requirements upon demonstrating that the out of state convictions are not covered ...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1225IntroAllows the chairperson of the Independent Audit Committee (IAC) of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to be selected in a manner consistent with its bylaws. Clarifies that the responsibility of the IAC as to the University's enterprise risk ma...
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1192IntroAmends section 329-101(b) and (d), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require that the dispensing of a pharmacist-prescribed opioid antagonist be reported to the State's Electronic Prescription Accountability System. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1050IntroAdds the Department of the Attorney General to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees or employees or agents of contractors who have access to federal tax information. (S...
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2021-03-04
Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 751) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB1191IntroUpdates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify who may access information stored in the electronic prescription accountability system. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB1220IntroAdds the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, whose positions or duties are related to the security of campus facilities and persons. (SD1)
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISR11IntroEncouraging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Enter Into A Long-term Water Lease With Waioli Valley Taro Hui For Traditional Loi Kalo Cultivation In Waioli, Kauai.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISCR22IntroEncouraging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Enter Into A Long-term Water Lease With Waioli Valley Taro Hui For Traditional Loi Kalo Cultivation In Waioli, Kauai.
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2021-03-04
One Day Notice 03-05-21.
HISB402EngrossProvides that expenditures by candidate committees may be made to reimburse other individuals (e.g., campaign volunteers) for expenditures advanced by those individuals, in addition to those advanced by the candidate. Deletes "candidate reimbursement...
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2021-03-03
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 11:10 am]
To House Government Reform Committee
HISB399EngrossProvides that certain rights shall be deemed waived if a preliminary determination of probable cause is rendered during a chapter 92 meeting and the person fails to request a contested case hearing within 20 days of receipt of the preliminary determi...
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2021-03-03
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 11:10 am]
To House Government Reform Committee
HISB401EngrossIncreases the amount of the fine for campaign spending law violations that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures and that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than ...
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2021-03-03
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 11:10 am]
To House Government Reform Committee
HISB400EngrossClarifies that increased fines may apply if a candidate committee or noncandidate committee fail to timely file the preliminary primary or preliminary general report due 10 days before the primary or general election. (SD1)
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2021-03-03
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 11:10 am]
To House Government Reform Committee
HISB1207IntroAllows the head of a purchasing agency to obtain emergency procurements due to equipment failures; repairs to public property to protect against further loss of, or damage to, public property; and to prevent or minimize serious disruption in continue...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1147IntroMakes 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 in-person exchange. Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco p...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1091IntroAuthorizes the transfer of moneys from the land conservation fund to the general fund and replaces the moneys with proceeds from general obligation bond proceeds. Authorizes transfer of moneys from the rental housing revolving fund to the dwelling un...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 1:45PM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
HISB1087IntroSuspends the requirement for public employers to make annual required contributions to the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund through fiscal year 2024-2025. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Gabbard, Kim, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Acasio, Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1198IntroAllows the Department of Taxation to mandate the electronic filing of partnership and S-corporation returns if the taxpayer's gross receipts exceed $250,000 and individual tax returns if the federal adjusted gross income as shown on the taxpayers Haw...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1036IntroRepeals the establishment of the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services. Amends various sections of the State Procurement Code. Establishes the State Payor Committee within the Department of Health to: (1) Implement a unified fram...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai.
HISB1122IntroClarifies requirements on the county boards of water supply. Adds representation on the county boards of water supply of the interests to be served by the allocation of water for current and foreseeable development and use of Hawaiian home lands as s...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Gabbard, Kim, Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1128IntroPermits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes, for young adults only. Establishes the Office o...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1204IntroReplaces the four district tax boards of review with a single statewide board of review appointed by the Governor, consisting of ten members with three required for quorum. Authorizes board members and taxpayers to appear and conduct official busines...
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1317IntroRequires agencies that collect receipts for any disposition of the public land trust shall each fiscal quarter transfer to the department of Hawaiian home lands or the Office of Hawaiian Affairs twenty per cent of each receipt from the disposition. P...
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2021-03-03
The committee on JDC deferred the measure.
HISB1320IntroIncorporates a regenerative framework into the State Planning Act by establishing objectives and policies for the visitor industry.
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2021-03-03
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB172EngrossAllows an organization to qualify for grants under Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization is registered with the department of commerce and consumer affairs and in possession of a valid certificate of vendor compliance issued by th...
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2021-03-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 10:30 am]
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB386IntroRequires a family court to make findings, after a hearing and in writing, before a minor can be transferred to an adult jail or lockup or be permitted sight or sound contact with adult offenders.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB694IntroCodifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and indicators.
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1138IntroIncrease the annual expenditure ceiling of the Office of Healthcare Assurance Special Fund to meet expanding program needs and diminish dependence on the general fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1144IntroAmends the marriage license statute to support the Hawaii Birth Defects Program, modernization of the vital statistics system, and operating costs of marriage license agents. (SD1)
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2021-03-02
The committee(s) on CPN/WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-04-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
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