Hawaii Senator Ronald Kouchi [D]

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HISB1188PassMakes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its payroll, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. (CD1)
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2019-05-15
Act 034, 05/15/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135).
HISB1197EnrollAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (1), (7), and (10) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-05-07
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB192EnrollAuthorizes the court to release a defendant in custody on unsecured bail. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB162EnrollIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax to $5. Repeals the additional surcharge tax for lessees who do not possess a valid Hawaii driver's license. Repeals the requirement that $2 of the additional surcharge be deposited into t...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB225EnrollSpecifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1039EnrollPermits persons convicted of certain prostitution offenses to file a motion to vacate the conviction if the defendant is not convicted of another offense under the Penal Code within three years of the prostitution offense and without regard to the de...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1263EnrollAmends the Uniform Controlled Substance Act by updating Schedule V and amending requirements for electronic prescriptions, for consistency with federal law. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1231EnrollAmends the name and purpose of the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account to allow the Department of Human Services to retain federal reimbursements for expenditure of funds for child and spousal abuse prevention and intervention under Title IV-E of ...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1237EnrollRequires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care services claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or ...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1240EnrollAdds an exception to the department of health home care agency licensing requirements for medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to medicaid waiver participants. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1210EnrollMeets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. Takes ef...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1201EnrollAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1223EnrollExtends the sunset date of Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended, which requires each county to issue affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. Extends the sunset date of Act 98, Session Laws ...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1226EnrollRequires criminal history record checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services. Clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it rece...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1213EnrollRequires a party initiating a bid challenge to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a non-refundable filing fee for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1238EnrollCreates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1195EnrollAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1212EnrollRequires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1236EnrollClarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a disabled paid parking exemption per...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1232EnrollAuthorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose, upon consent, confirmed reports of child abuse or neglect to any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in an exempt or excluded child care facility. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1221EnrollClarifies delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications. Clarifies reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schoo...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1192EnrollAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1173EnrollAmends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withho...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1241EnrollPermits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1246EnrollEstablishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the A...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1176EnrollAmends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases wh...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1204EnrollAmends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits....
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1037EnrollAmends the offense of abuse of family or household member by amending the type of physical abuse that constitutes strangulation to include blocking the nose and mouth or applying pressure to the chest. Clarifies that infliction of a visible bodily in...
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2019-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1271EnrollClarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation. (SB1271 HD1)
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2019-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1033PassEstablishes licensure of midwives. Temporarily exempts birth attendants and exempts Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements. Establishes task force. Appropriates funds. (SB1033 HD2)
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2019-05-01
Act 032, 04/30/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133).
HISCR3PassConvening A Task Force To Study The Issue Of Residential Sprinkler Costs In New One- And Two-family Dwellings.
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2019-04-27
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 966).
HISB1325PassClarifies that condominium associations may invest in government money market funds.
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2019-04-26
Act 027, 04/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1128).
HISB223EngrossTransfers operational authority over portions of the East Kauai Irrigation System operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of July 1, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture. Provides a conditional extension to acquire req...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISB1230EngrossPermits 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. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolv...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 225.
HISB1190EngrossAuthorizes HHFDC to enter into 99-year leases for residential condominium units developed on state lands. Exempts certain land from the definition of public land. Subjects certain land to the legislative approval requirement for the sale or gift of t...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 423.
HISB1257EngrossAmends the various fees the Department of Land and Natural Resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors. Amends the manner in which those fees are applied. (SB1257 HD2)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 10:30AM in conference room 312.
HISB1041EngrossProhibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or se...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
HISB1167EngrossEstablishes a new Agricultural Enterprise Program within the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the Department, to suppor...
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2019-04-24
Received notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 960).
HISB1211PassRemoves the requirement that a vehicle protection product warrantor and a service contract provider submit to the Insurance Commissioner a copy of each warranty or service contract form proposed for use in the State.
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2019-04-24
Act 016, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117).
HISB1202EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1202 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISCR16PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, For The Existing Pier, Seawall, And Eave, And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements Construct...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB1194EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1194 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISB1193EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1193 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISB1196EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (6) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1196 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISB1199EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1199 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISB1227EngrossRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (SB1227 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
HISB1198EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1198 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISCR15PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, For The Existing Pier And Seawall, And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements Constructed Ther...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB1203EngrossAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts. (SB1203 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISB138EnrollAdds campaign spending report filing deadlines of April 30 and October 1 of a general election year for candidates and candidate committees. (SB138 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Enrolled to Governor.
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