Hawaii Senator William Espero [D]

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HISB2027PassAppropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative. Requires the Department to procure the services of a master contractor to manage subcontracts and expenditures for services provided through the...
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2018-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 219, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1328).
HISB2461PassEstablishes 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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2018-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 217, 07/10/2018, (Gov. Msg. No. 1326).
HISB208PassAdopts the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires life insurers to conduct database searches using the federal Social Security Administration's death master file or similar database t...
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2018-07-11
Act 202, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1311).
HISB2099PassChanges driver's licensing requirement for operation of autocycles. (SB2099 HD1)
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2018-07-11
Act 191, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1300).
HISB2244PassRequires 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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2018-07-11
Act 155, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264).
HISB2201PassRenames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties. (SB2201 HD2)
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2018-07-11
Act 203, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1312).
HISB2247PassAuthorizes 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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2018-07-11
Act 154, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263).
HISB2436PassRequires voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition, upon disqualification from ownership, possession, or control, within seven days of disqualification. Shortens the time period after failing to voluntarily surrender or dispose of all firearms a...
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2018-07-11
Act 158, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267).
HISB2401PassEstablishes the Ohana Zones Pilot Program, the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program, and the Medical Respite Pilot Program. Makes appropriations. (CD1)
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2018-07-11
Act 209, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1318).
HISB2490PassSpecifies certain recall reimbursement or repair requirements for manufacturers where a stop-sale order has been issued. Authorizes a license holder to engage in business at motor vehicle dealer locations that are affiliated by common ownership under...
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2018-07-11
Act 163, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1272).
HISB2861PassRequires the Department of Public Safety to establish performance indicators. Requires annual reports of the established performance indicators, criminal offender treatment programs, and programs established pursuant to the Community Safety Act. (CD1...
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2018-07-11
Act 212, 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321).
HISB2407VetoAllows 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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2018-07-10
Vetoed on 07-10-18 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1254).
HISB2567PassEstablishes a Cesspool Conversion Working Group within the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for the conversion of all statewide cesspools by 2050. Requires the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive statewide study of sew...
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2018-07-10
Act 132, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233).
HISB3077PassExpands the renewable fuel tax credit cap by lowering the production threshold and expanding the types of renewable fuel eligible for the credit. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2017. (CD1)
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2018-07-10
Act 143, on 07/05/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1244).
HISB2858PassRequires the State to consider hurricane resistant criteria when designing and constructing new public schools for the capability of providing shelter refuge. (CD1)
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2018-07-05
Act 084, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185).
HISB2854PassEstablishes a fine not to exceed $100 for moped owners who fail to comply with moped registration requirements. (CD1)
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2018-07-05
Act 077, 06/29/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1178).
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).
HISB2582PassAuthorizes the courts to impose an extended term of imprisonment for an offender who is convicted of negligent homicide in the first degree and did not remain at the scene of the crime and render reasonable assistance to an injured person. (CD1)
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2018-06-13
Act 040, 06/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1140).
HISB2922EnrollProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to authorize the Legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to support public education. (SB2922 HD1)
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2018-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2996EngrossAuthorizes establishment of the Hawaii Airports Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airports Corporation. Trans...
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2018-05-01
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 699).
HISB2100EngrossReplaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar or wind energy systems and energy storage systems. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2018. (SB2100 HD2)
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2018-04-27
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-27-18 5:01PM in Conference Room 225.
HISB2122EngrossRequires 25% of parking for certain residential multi-unit buildings and commercial buildings built after 7/1/2018 be electric vehicle charger ready. Clarifies the existing parking fee exemption for electric vehicles and specifies application at stat...
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2018-04-27
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-27-18 at 5:00PM in Conference Room 225.
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).
HISB2497EngrossRequires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to establish a program to offer insurance policies to landlords who rent to tenants using the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Requires the Authority to report to the Legislature. Appropriates mon...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 689).
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).
HISB2910EngrossCreates a $50,000,000 revolving line of credit sub-fund under the umbrella of the Green Energy Market Securitization Loan Fund for any state agency or department to finance energy efficiency measures. Establishes the Grid Resiliency Loan Program and ...
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2018-04-27
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-27-18 at 5:00PM in Conference Room 225.
HISB2911EngrossMakes an appropriation for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct a phase I environmental site assessment and, if necessary, a phase II environmental site assessment and suitable environmental remediation at the former Lalamilo reser...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 4:31PM in conference room 224.
HISB2928EngrossEstablishes and appropriates funds for a Farm to School Grant Pilot Program within the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to provide grants to schools, early care and education centers, nonprofits, soil and water conservation districts, and food produc...
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2018-04-27
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 689).
HISCR81PassRequesting The Establishment Of A Working Group To Examine How The Department Of Education Can Maximize Medicaid Reimbursement For Support Services Offered To Eligible Students During School Hours.
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2018-04-27
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Adopted (Sen. Com. No. 847).
HISB783EngrossRepeals the provision that makes claiming of the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit contingent upon the tax credit for the aquarium and marine science research facility at Ko Olina Resort and the training and education...
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2018-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 10:00AM in conference room 224.
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).
HISB2424EngrossAuthorizes the construction and use of micro housing units on Hawaiian home lands approved by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and leased to native Hawaiian beneficiaries who meet the minimum Hawaiian blood quantum requirement, notwithstanding ...
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2018-04-26
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 682).
HISB2402EngrossSpecifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit after December 31, 2018. (SB2402 HD1)
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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.
HISB648EngrossAllocates additional transient accommodations tax revenues from July 1, 2018 until December 31, 2030 to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui. Sunsets 12/31/2030. (SB648 HD1)
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2018-04-24
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 662).
HISCR27PassRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Sunrise Review Of The Licensure And Regulation Of Home Inspectors.
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2018-04-24
Resolution adopted in final form.
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.
HISCR142PassRequesting The Department Of Health To Convene A Working Group To Examine Palliative Care Services And Develop Recommendations To Expand Palliative Care Services In Hawaii.
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2018-04-24
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Adoption (Sen. Com. No. 830).
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.
HISB2926EngrossRequires the Board of Dental Examiners to adopt rules to establish a regulatory structure for the regulation of dental assistants in Hawaii. (SB2926 HD2)
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2018-04-23
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-18 9:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2576EngrossRequires the Department of Education to equip all classroom doors with interior locks by January 1, 2019. Authorizes the Department of Education to establish an emergency management plan for all schools to prepare for and respond to an emergency or a...
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2018-04-19
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 802).
HISCR74PassRequesting Papa Ola Lokahi To Assess The Impact On Social, Financial, And Cultural Integrity Of Providing Health Coverage For Certain Native Hawaiian Culture-based Activities.
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2018-04-18
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR25EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Report To The Legislature On The Status Of Physical Education In Hawaii's Public Schools.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR68EngrossRequesting The Environmental Council To Submit A Report To The Legislature On The Revision Of Environmental Impact Statement Rules, Title 11, Chapter 200, Hawaii Administrative Rules.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR69EngrossUrging School Administrators, Teachers, Parents, And Students To Be Educated About The Potential Health Impacts Of Heavy Backpacks And To Take Proactive Measures To Avoid Injury.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR73EngrossRequesting The United States Congress To Amend The Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act To Ensure That The Act Receives Permanent Authority.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR65EngrossRequesting The Honolulu Police Department To Report On How Much Funding Is Required For On-campus School Resource Officers.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISCR188EngrossRequesting The Mayors Of The State's Counties To Submit A Plan Detailing How Each County Will Meet Its Pledge To Eliminate Fossil Fuels From Ground Transportation By 2045.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
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