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#1HB646IntroducedAllows individuals who are blind or visually handicapped to apply for and obtain a removable windshield placard to use a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities. (HB646 HD1)
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2017-02-09
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Nishimoto, San Buenaventura, Brower, Johanson, C. Lee, Nakashima, Oshiro, McDermott, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Belatti, Morikawa.
#2HB1005IntroducedAppropriate moneys to DOA to enhance the biosecurity program by funding invasive incipient species management programs.
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2017-02-15
#3SB1188IntroducedEstablishes a Hawaii teacher stipend program to be administered by the Department of Education to address the shortage of teachers in the Hawaii public school system. Appropriates funds for the program for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 fiscal years. (SD1)
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2017-02-16
#4HB998IntroducedRequires the DLNR to allow bottomfish fishing in six of the Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas and to amend any administrative rules to provide that any restriction on fishing shall be based on scientific evidence of environmental necessity. (HB998 ...
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2017-02-24
#5HB778IntroducedAuthorizes dwelling units on privately owned agricultural land with soils of overall productivity rating classes C, D, or E, subject to certain conditions. Allows the counties to prohibit such dwelling units or to limit such dwelling units to certain...
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2017-02-24
#6HB1267IntroducedRequires HHFDC and each county to initiate a rent-controlled housing pilot project for new housing constructed in a total of 5 representative districts and for housing constructed in those districts prior to 1990. Appropriates funds.
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2017-02-14
#7HB630IntroducedAppropriates funds for county drought mitigation projects and measures. Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent planner IV position within the Commission on Water Resource Management to update the Hawaii drought plan. (HB630 HD1)
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) LoPresti, Tupola.
#8HCR56IntroducedRequesting The Department Of The Attorney General To Conduct A Study On Surrogacy And Gestational Carrier Agreements.
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2017-02-24
#9HB847IntroducedEstablishes the Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program to expressly give the University of Hawaii the legal authority to create, promote, and participate in new economic enterprises and expand workforce opportunities based on inventions ...
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2017-02-22
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Choy.
#10SB703IntroducedAllows use of the special land and development fund for the management, maintenance, and development of state parks, beaches, and other natural resources. Allocates two per cent of the transient accommodations tax to the special land and development ...
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2017-02-17
#11SB961IntroducedAmends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to reduce the number of commissioners that are residents of the city and county of Honolulu and adds a commissioner from the island of Lanai.
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2017-03-02
Reported from HWN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 542) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
#12HB1341IntroducedDesignates the month of October as "Farm to School Month in Hawaii."
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2017-02-23
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Nishimoto, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Brower, Johanson, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Oshiro, McDermott, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
#13SB502IntroducedRemoves discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor. Ef...
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2017-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 4 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Inouye, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro.
#14HB374IntroducedClarifies the allowable and prohibited practice requirements for dental assistants. Prohibits the ordering of a person without a dental hygienist license to perform services or procedures within the scope of practice of dental hygiene. (HB374 HD1)
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2017-02-24
Broadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
#15SB913IntroducedFacilitates the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure in Hawaii, allow small wireless facilities to be placed on state and county utility poles, structures and on light standards, subject to rates, terms, and conditions.
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2017-01-30
#16HB575IntroducedAuthorizes the board of land and natural resources to extend commercial, hotel, resort, and industrial leases in the Banyan Drive and Kanoelehua industrial area of Hilo, Hawaii, when the lessee makes qualifying substantial improvements to the leased ...
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2017-02-09
#17SB511IntroducedRequires DHS to publish reports of child care facility inspections and complaint investigations on DHS's website. Creates an oversight committee for implementation of and compliance with publication requirements. Requires annual reporting to the Legi...
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2017-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Inouye, Wakai.
#18SB673IntroducedProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for justices and judges. Changes the required time ...
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2017-02-16
#19HB604IntroducedRequires DOH to create and maintain a list of plants and landscaping related structures or equipment that are known to be preferred habitats for mosquito breeding and prohibits use of these elements in public landscaping. Exempts routinely maintained...
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2017-02-14
#20SB1151IntroducedAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the seventh senatorial district.
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2017-01-27
#21HB93IntroducedRequires insurers that contract with the Department of Human Services, to provide a medically complex add-on payment of 40 percent of the Medicaid base rate for medical enrollees in long-term care facilities with complex medical, behavioral, mental h...
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2017-02-17
#22HB849IntroducedReinstates the authority of the University of Hawaii System to maintain a separate accounting and financial management system that is compatible with the State of Hawaii accounting and financial system. (HB849 HD1)
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2017-02-22
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Choy.
#23SB763IntroducedAppropriates funds to the High Technology Development Corporation for the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
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2017-02-24
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) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
#24HB1491IntroducedEstablishes that the offense of abuse of a family or household member is a petty misdemeanor with a jail sentence of no less than forty-eight hours and no more than thirty days. Establishes that for a second offense that occurs within five years of t...
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2017-01-30
#25SB223IntroducedAuthorizes a naturopathic physician to prescribe testosterone that is consistent with naturopathic medical practice. Clarifies that narcotic drugs shall not be included within the naturopathic formulary. (SD1)
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on JDL/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-17 9:50AM in conference room 211.
#26HB533IntroducedAppropriates funds for charter school facilities. (HB533 HD1)
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2017-02-24
#27HCR55IntroducedRequesting The Attorney General To Review Gun Amnesty Programs In Other States And Their Potential Applicability In This State.
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2017-02-22
#28HB1033IntroducedIncludes "agencies" within the definition of "persons".
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2017-02-07
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nishimoto, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Brower, Johanson, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Oshiro, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Thielen; and Excused: none.
#29SB1128IntroducedAuthorizes an allowance to cover incidental expenses incurred by Oahu-based legislators conducting official business during certain recess periods and interim. Specifies that allowance amounts shall be jointly determined by House Speaker and Senate P...
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2017-01-27
#30HB1572IntroducedEstablishes the Hawaii Economic Security Working Group within DBEDT to analyze and make recommendations regarding economic health and stability in light of future automation, globalization, and disruptive innovation. (HB1572 HD1)
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2017-02-17
#31HB1355IntroducedAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Maui All Natural Alternative, LLC with the development of a project to provide municipal sludge processing and renewable energy at the Wailuku-Kahului wastewater reclamation facility ...
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2017-02-16
#32SB545IntroducedCreates a temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts to plan for the historic event to be held in Honolulu from June 11 to June 27, 2020. (SD1)
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2017-02-24
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) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
#33HB677IntroducedAmends insurance coverage requirements for in vitro fertilization to allow for expanded applicability.
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2017-02-09
The committee(s) on HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
#34HB615IntroducedAppropriates funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership Program to further the program's important role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (HB615 HD1)
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2017-02-23
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tokioka.
#35SB722IntroducedExtends the deadline for the data and reports on the efficiency measures pilot project required under Act 67, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015.
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2017-02-22
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) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, English, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Galuteria.
#36SB857IntroducedEstablishes that employers shall pay all workers' compensation claims for compensable injuries and shall not deny claims without reasonable cause or during a pending investigation. Creates a presumption of compensability for claims submitted by emplo...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-27-17 9:35AM in conference room 211.
#37HB478IntroducedAppropriates funds for a full-time agricultural management position and equipment for the Kulani correctional facility agriculture operation and a full-time agricultural management position for the Waiawa correctional facility agriculture operation. ...
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2017-02-23
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Choy.
#38HB14IntroducedAppropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for life-saving equipment at Kua Bay.
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2017-02-24
The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Tokioka, Quinlan, Yamashita, Tupola, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
#39SB102IntroducedChanges the agency responsible for preparing the federal funding policy study required under Act 225, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, from the Office of the Governor to B&F. Makes an appropriation.
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2017-02-03
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, English, Galuteria, Inouye, K. Kahele, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Harimoto, Taniguchi.
#40SB132IntroducedAppropriates funds for implementation of a stroke awareness communications plan. (SD1)
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2017-02-02
#41HB231IntroducedClarifies that the Aha Moku Advisory Committee is placed within DLNR for administrative purposes only. Requires DLNR to provide budgetary and administrative support to the Committee. Allows the Special Land and Development Fund to be used for authori...
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2017-02-16
#42HB177IntroducedProhibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, and condominium owners from retaliating or discriminating against a condominium owner who files a complaint; acts in furtherance of a complaint, repo...
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2017-02-24
#43HB151IntroducedEstablishes the criminal offense of unlawful confinement or restraint of a dog to enhance related offenses under the cruelty to animals law and provide standards for the use of tethers and enclosures for dogs.
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2017-02-03
The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
#44SB230IntroducedAppropriates funds to the Hawaii emergency management agency for the purpose of supporting community resilience and preparedness programs.
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2017-02-10
#45HB329IntroducedAllows counties to submit their general plans to LUC for review and to request land use boundary amendments in conformance with those plans.
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2017-02-24
#46SB318IntroducedAllows home schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities offered at the public school that they would otherwise be required to attend.
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2017-02-17
#47SB309IntroducedExcludes any advertisement by a candidate or candidate committee from the reporting requirements for electioneering communications; provided that the advertisement is in compliance with the law regarding advertisements.
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2017-02-02
#48SB413IntroducedRequires the director of labor and industrial relations to set workers' compensation medical charges that correspond to the United States Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs fee schedule instead of the Medicare Resource Based...
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2017-02-07
#49SB422IntroducedAdds as prerequisites to awarding grandparents visitation that the court also find that awarding custody to a grandparent is in the best interest of the child and that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to...
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2017-02-24
The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-27-17 9:35AM in conference room 211.
#50HB739IntroducedIncreases the fines for violations involving use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.
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2017-02-10
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