Hawaii Senator Russell Ruderman [D]

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HISB2298PassAllows advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, and physicians to receive income tax credits for acting as preceptors in volunteer-based supervised clinical training rotations provided to eligible students that enable the students to obtain ...
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2018-06-14
Act 043, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1143).
HISB2653PassEstablishes requirements for licensure by endorsement for physicians, surgeons, and osteopathic physicians beginning on 12/31/2018. Appropriates moneys. (CD1)
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2018-06-14
Act 044, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1144).
HISB3095PassBeginning 1/1/2019, requires all users of restricted use pesticides to be subject to a requirement to report on their use of restricted use pesticides to the Department of Agriculture (DOA). Prohibits the use of a restricted use pesticide on or withi...
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2018-06-14
Act 045, 06/13/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145).
HISB2074EnrollExtends through the 2021 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. (CD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2244EnrollRequires health care providers in the workers' compensation system who are authorized to prescribe opioids to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. Establishes limi...
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2247EnrollAuthorizes pharmacists to prescribe, dispense, and provide related education on opioid antagonists to individuals at risk of opioid overdose and to family members and caregivers of individuals at risk of opioid overdose without the need for a written...
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2407EnrollAllows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms resulting from the treatment of those conditions. (CD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2293EnrollRequires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to institute proceedings to condemn the ground lease for the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project. Appropriates general funds for the appraisal and other preparations for t...
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2461EnrollEstablishes a civil penalty for knowingly misrepresenting an animal as a service animal. Conforms Hawaii law with the definition of "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Takes effect on 1/1/2019. (CD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2487EnrollAmends the definition of "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, hospices, and authorized state agencies. Allows for the...
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2488EnrollEstablishes the Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance. (CD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2691EnrollAllows boards, under Hawaii' Sunshine Law, to provide a copy of the public notice of a meeting to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor or appropriate county clerk's office via electronic mail. (CD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2919EnrollEstablishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the state librarian and board of education to report to the legis...
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2334EngrossRequires the State and counties to incorporate predictions of sea level rise and other climate change hazards and mitigation opportunities into applicable plans, strategies, and mapping. Requires PUC to consider the findings in the Hawaii Sea Level R...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 3:57 pm in conference room 429.
HISB2333EngrossRequires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program and to submit to the Legislature a report detailing its findings and proposals. If the results of the study are posi...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 688).
HISB2661EngrossCodifies sustainable development goals based on all seventeen of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators. (SB2661 HD1)
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 687).
HISB2914EngrossRequires any governmental body that enters into a contract that is exempt from the State Procurement Code pursuant to Section 103D-102(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, such as a contract for procurement of services of attorneys employed or retained to pr...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 687).
HISB2913EngrossRequires all government procurement officers to attend a training and development program prior to participating in or authorizing any procurement. Requires all government procurement officers to complete review training every three years. Requires a...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 4:00 pm in conference room 429.
HISB3001EngrossAuthorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants to certain business conducting research and development of alternative energy projects. Appropriates funds. (SB3001 HD1)
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 2:01 pm in conference room 225.
HISB2075EngrossAppropriates moneys for three positions and operating expenses of the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program administered by the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. (SB2075 HD1)
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 681).
HISB2337EngrossRequires that all state and county agency contractors that dispose of liquid or solid waste provide a receipt that the waste was received and disposed of at a licensed facility or an appropriate farm or construction site before full payment is made f...
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 681).
HISB2472EngrossEstablishes the Homeownership Housing Revolving Fund to provide loans or grants for affordable housing projects or units in projects that are allocated low-income housing credits or that are funded by certain federal programs or agencies. Makes an ap...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 2:00PM in conference room 325.
HISB2654EngrossProhibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Makes all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco produc...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 9:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB3030EngrossEstablishes a Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for the Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program. (SB3030 HD1)
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISCR48PassRequesting The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Provide Multi-family, High-density Development In Transient-oriented Development Zones And Tiny Homes For Native Hawaiians.
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2018-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB535EngrossRequires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/18 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at least a minimum amount per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months. (SB535 HD1)
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2018-04-23
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-25-18 2:15PM in conference room 229.
HISB3070EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Teacher Stipend Program to be administered by the Department of Education to address the shortage of teachers in the Hawaii public school system. Creates the Hawaii Teacher Stipend Program Special Fund to provide ongoing fundin...
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2018-04-20
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-18 1:45PM in conference room 312.
HISCR26EngrossRequesting The Federal Communications Commission To Establish Regulations To Require All Cellular Phones To Receive Emergency Alerts Without An Option To Opt Out Of Receiving Emergency Alert Messages And Without Any Added Costs To Service Plans.
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2018-04-16
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISCR91EngrossRequesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism To Report To The Legislature On How To Incorporate Renewable Fuels Into The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR92EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Submit A Report On Unutilized, Lapsed Federal Grant Revenue For Public Education.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR181EngrossRequesting The Chairperson Of The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Rename The Mauna Kea Recreation Area In The County Of Hawaii As The Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR194EngrossUrging The Department Of Education To Ensure That All Public School Students, Including Public Charter School Students, Have Equal Access To Appropriate Food Services.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR156EngrossRequesting The Department Of Health To Review Existing Research On Certain Impacts Of Screen Time And Provide Recommendations On Reducing Screen Time And Increasing Rates Of Physical Activity And Nutrition Of Children And Adolescents In Hawaii.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR154EngrossRequesting The Department Of The Attorney General To Convene A Workplace Safety Working Group.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR108EngrossUrging The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency To Work With The Federal Communications Commission, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, And The National Weather Service To Make Necessary Updates To Ensure That Textual And Audible Information From ...
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR143EngrossRequesting The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism And Applied Research Laboratory At The University Of Hawaii To Convene A Working Group To Develop Recommendations Regarding The Safe, Legal, And Beneficial Use Of Unmanned Aircr...
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR192EngrossRequesting That The Department Of Accounting And General Services, The Department Of Budget And Fiscal Services Of The City And County Of Honolulu, And The Departments Of Finance Of The Counties Of Hawaii, Maui, And Kauai Eliminate The Payroll Lag De...
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR129EngrossRequesting The Department Of Health To Convene A Task Force To Examine How A Statewide Use Of Domestic Violence Assessments And Response Protocol By Emergency Medical Services Personnel Can Help To Strengthen The State's Overall Response To Domestic ...
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2018-04-13
To House Finance Committee
HISCR148EngrossUrging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation To Clarify The Status Of Migrants Under The Compacts Of Free Association For Purposes Of The Real Id Act Of 2005 To Promote Fairness And Equality Under The Law And Urging The United States Citizen...
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2018-04-13
To House Finance Committee
HISR114PassUrging Hawaii's Congressional Delegation To Oppose Any Proposed Federal Right-to-work Legislation.
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2018-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR116PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Review Existing Research On Certain Impacts Of Screen Time And Provide Recommendations On Reducing Screen Time And Increasing Rates Of Physical Activity And Nutrition Of Children And Adolescents In Hawaii.
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2018-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR31EngrossRequesting The State Foundation On Culture And The Arts To Commission A Monument To President Barack Obama.
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2018-04-10
To House Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts Committee
HISCR62EngrossRequesting The State Auditor, In Conjunction With The State Procurement Office, If Necessary, To Conduct A Financial And Management Audit Of The Tax System Modernization Project, With A Focus On The Project's Contracts.
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2018-04-10
To House Finance Committee
HISCR123EngrossUrging The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration To Prohibit Individuals From Approaching Within Fifty Feet Of A Hawaiian Monk Seal Except When Providing Aid To The Hawaiian Monk Seal.
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2018-04-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISCR187EngrossUrging The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism, In Consultation With The Hawaii Community Development Authority, To Partner With The United States Department Of Energy To Establish An Office Of Science National Laboratory In The...
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2018-04-10
To House Economic Development & Business Committee
HISCR193EngrossUrging The Office Of Homeland Security And Office Of Planning To Form A Critical Infrastructure And Resiliency Council, With Consultation From The Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism.
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2018-04-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISR107PassRequesting The Chairperson Of The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Rename The Mauna Kea Recreation Area In The County Of Hawaii As The Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area.
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2018-04-05
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR92PassUrging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation To Clarify The Status Of Migrants Under The Compacts Of Free Association For Purposes Of The Real Id Act Of 2005 To Promote Fairness And Equality Under The Law And Urging The United States Citizen...
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2018-04-05
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR82PassUrging The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration To Prohibit Individuals From Approaching Within Fifty Feet Of A Hawaiian Monk Seal Except When Providing Aid To The Hawaiian Monk Seal.
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2018-04-05
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISCR157IntroRequesting The Department Of Agriculture And Department Of Health To Conduct A Joint Study Of The Short-term And Long-term Effects Of Chlorpyrifos On Farmworkers.
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2018-04-04
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
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