Hawaii Representative Sam Kong [D]

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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.
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.
HIHB1841Engross

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Increases the rate of compensation and maximum allowable amounts per case for court-appointed counsel and guardian ad litem. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2022-04-22
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday 04-26-22 2:00PM in conference room 325.
HIHCR130PassApologizing To The Native Hawaiian People For The Effective Prohibition In Hawaii Schools Of The Instructional Use Of The Hawaiian Language From 1896 To 1986.
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2022-04-08
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHR130PassApologizing To The Native Hawaiian People For The Effective Prohibition In Hawaii Schools Of The Instructional Use Of The Hawaiian Language From 1896 To 1986.
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2022-03-29
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB1749Engross

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Establishes and appropriates funds for a supportive housing task force to improve data collection on supportive housing needs in the State. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2022-03-24
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1748Engross

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Authorizes, and appropriates funds for, the issuance of general obligation bonds into and out of the rental housing revolving fund for low-income rental housing projects or units that are allocated low-income housing tax credits and developed for fam...
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2022-03-18
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHCR101Intro

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Urging And Applying To The Congress Of The United States Under The Provisions Of Article V Of The Constitution Of The United States For The Calling Of A Convention Of The States, Limited To Proposing Amendments To The Constitution Of The United State...
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2022-03-14
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHR97Intro

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Urging And Applying To The Congress Of The United States Under The Provisions Of Article V Of The Constitution Of The United States For The Calling Of A Convention Of The States, Limited To Proposing Amendments To The Constitution Of The United State...
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2022-03-14
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHCR100Intro

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Urging The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power An...
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2022-03-14
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHR96Intro

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Urging The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power An...
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2022-03-14
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1421Intro

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Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for plans and design of a veterans' memorial, and replicas of the memorial on each neighbor island, as recommended by the Gulf War memorial task force pursuant to Act 139, Ses...
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2022-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB2311Intro

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Requires the department of public safety, in collaboration with the office of Hawaiian affairs, to create a Native Hawaiian rehabilitation program for prison inmates that puts an emphasis on preserving Native Hawaiian values and cultural practices. A...
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2022-02-18
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1812Intro

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Clarifies that the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority's duties include supporting aquaculture. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2022-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1951Intro

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Authorizes candidates of inactive campaigns and their candidate committees to donate residual campaign funds to the State or the counties.
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2022-02-11
To House Government Reform Committee
HIHB2349Intro

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Establishes a working group within the department of accounting and general services to study and recommend to the legislature improvements to the management of the state procurement office and methods of procurement, particularly in the area of natu...
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2022-02-11
To House Government Reform Committee
HIHB2252Intro

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Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Makes board member attendance at community forums permitted interactions under certain circumstances. Requires the board to in...
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2022-02-10
To House Education Committee
HIHB2310Intro

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Establishes within the judiciary a five-year recidivism prevention pilot program consisting of three components: a housing voucher program, child care voucher program, and income tax credit for employers to assist the reentry efforts of certain indiv...
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2022-02-09
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1786Intro

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Renames the workforce development council the workforce development board. Requires the state workforce development board and local workforce development boards to develop conflict of interest policies. Amends the composition and powers of the board....
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2022-02-08
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB2402Intro

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Requires DBEDT to provide support services to new businesses. Establishes a separate general excise tax rate for a business's first five years of operation. Exempts a business from paying any fees related to licensing and registration within its firs...
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2022-02-02
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB1950Intro

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Increases from $1,000 to $2,000 the maximum fine for the petty misdemeanor offense of criminal littering.
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2022-01-28
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1949Intro

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Repeals the mandatory minimum number of student instructional hours for Department of Education public schools.
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2022-01-28
To House Education Committee
HIHB1948Intro

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Exempts state residents from the transient accommodations tax.
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2022-01-28
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB1947Intro

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Requires the auditor to conduct a financial audit of the deposit beverage container program and the Department of Health's expenditures from the deposit beverage container deposit special fund.
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2022-01-28
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB2204Intro

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Exempts traditional midwives from midwifery licensing requirements.
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2205Intro

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Eliminates the certificate of need requirement for all health care facilities and health care services except for nursing homes, hospices, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled, and ambulance service providers.
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2221Intro

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Appropriates funds to support Hawaii's nursing workforce and address the nursing workforce shortage by increasing University of Hawaii nursing faculty positions, providing education grants to qualified students who represent underrepresented persons ...
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2270Intro

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Requires at least 1 member of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to have demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, the State's boating and fishing communities, including knowledge of ocean conservation and traditional fishing rights. Requi...
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2022-01-28
To House Water & Land Committee
HIHB2315Intro

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Establishes a grant program within the Office of Youth Services. Gives priority to programs that support youth from ethnic groups that are disproportionately represented in the State's correctional system, support rehabilitation, or meet needs identi...
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2334Intro

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Temporarily reduces employer contribution rates for unemployment insurance. Repeals 1/1/2025.
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2022-01-28
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB2335Intro

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Amends the circumstances under which medical cannabis may be transported between dispensaries. Requires the Department of Health to establish fee structures for (1) the submission of applications for production centers and retail dispensing locations...
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB2259Intro

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Establishes within the Department of Human Services a 4-year pilot program to provide housing and child care vouchers to qualified applicants who will soon complete, or have recently completed, a term of imprisonment as a sentenced offender, and who ...
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2022-01-28
To House Corrections, Military, & Veterans Committee
HIHB2389Intro

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Eliminates the individual income tax for single filers and heads of households making less than $20,000 or joint filers making less than $40,000 and increases the income tax rate more slowly for low- and medium-income filers.
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2022-01-28
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB2401Intro

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Establishes a shortage differential salary incentive program within the department of education to provide shortage differential pay for teachers working in special education, hard-to-staff locations, and Hawaiian immersion positions. Provides automa...
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2022-01-28
To House Education Committee
HIHB2485Intro

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Establishes a state lottery commission to implement a lottery of which excess proceeds are deposited into the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to prevent the introduction of, and control the spread of, invasive species. Authorizes th...
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2022-01-28
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB2487Intro

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Establishes the position of Special Assistant to the Governor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the office of the Governor.
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2022-01-28
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB786Intro

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Establishes a task force in the office of planning to study the feasibility of developing and implementing a food waste recycling and safe disposal program. Requires a report to the legislature.
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB1099Intro

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Increases from $1,000 to $2,000 the maximum fine for the petty misdemeanor offense of criminal littering.
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2021-12-10
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1301Intro

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Requires the department of health to perform a community assessment for public health emergency response for each county and on a statewide level to determine emergency preparedness facets that would help articulate key vulnerabilities to aid county ...
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2021-12-10
To House Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Committee
HIHB1098Intro

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Sets the employer contribution rate for small business employers for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at an unspecified schedule. Defines "small business employer". Applies retroactively to 01/01/21.
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2021-12-10
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB1100Intro

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Requires the office of youth services to establish a pilot program to offer mentorship services to Pacific Islander students in high school and college. Establishes 1 FTE position for a youth pilot program coordinator. Requires a report to the legisl...
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2021-12-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB1097Intro

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Amends the name of the certificate of good standing issued by the department of commerce and consumer affairs to "certificate of registration."
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2021-12-10
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB787Intro

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Allows community rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities to be considered qualified under the State's procurement code without requiring federal and state certification that authorizes the payment of a subminimum wage to workers in thei...
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2021-12-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB454Intro

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Establishes an income tax credit for investment in qualified businesses that develop cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
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2021-12-10
To House Economic Development Committee
HIHB1304Intro

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Prohibits biologically born males from competing in any athletic program offered by a public high school that is designated for women or girls.
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2021-12-10
To House Education Committee
HIHB456Intro

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Requires the department of health to conduct an economic and environmental study of the deposit beverage container program and report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2022. Appropriates funds.
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB446Engross

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Establishes a new offense of theft of a catalytic converter. Requires vehicle registration records and photocopies of driver's licenses to be kept for businesses engaged in the selling or negotiating the purchase of used motor vehicle parts or access...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB455Intro

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Establishes the solid waste management research and development special fund. Sets aside 1% of general revenues collected by the State each fiscal year to be deposited into the solid waste management research and development special fund. Requires th...
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB1305Intro

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Requires the University of Hawaii economic research organization to conduct a comprehensive study and submit a report to the legislature about a policy approach that encourages manufacturers to take on the costs of end-of-life product management.
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB635Intro

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Sets the maximum weekly benefit amount at seventy-five per cent of the average weekly wage from June 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023.
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2021-12-10
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
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