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Current trends in Hawaii legislation over the last 72 hours as measured by public interest and activity.

PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1SB10IntroducedRequires counties to adopt rules allowing religious and educational institutions to build affordable housing units on land they own regardless of current zoning restrictions.
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2021-01-22
#2SB328IntroducedReinstates provisions, repealed on June 30, 2020, relating to service of process and requiring the director public safety to maintain a list of independent civil process servers. Authorizes the use of policer officers and independent civil process se...
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#3HB147IntroducedGrants electric foot scooters the same rights and subjects them to the same duties as other vehicles, with certain exceptions. Applies blue light prohibition to electric foot scooters. Amends "vulnerable user" definition to include electric foot scoo...
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2021-01-22
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#4SB46IntroducedRequires the Department of Public Safety to establish a firearm buyback center in each county in the State. Appropriates funds.
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2021-01-22
#5HB103IntroducedRequires approval of the legislature by concurrent resolution to extend to a date certain, or deny the extension of, a proclamation of a state of emergency timely requested by the governor beyond sixty days of its issuance, unless the legislature fai...
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#6SB281IntroducedAllows a qualified applicant to change their sex designation on their own birth certificate.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#7HB453N/AAllows a minor who has reached the age of 16 to petition the Family Court for emancipation, and directs the court regarding investigation of the petition, appointment of legal counsel and a guardian ad litem for the petitioner, and the findings neces...
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2021-01-22
Pending introduction.
#8HB345N/AMandates appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent the best interest of a mentally ill individual in assistant community treatment proceedings. Eliminates the need for the office of the public offender to participate in the proceedings.
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2021-01-22
Pending introduction.
#9HB480N/ARequires the family court to appoint counsel to indigent parents in foster care cases and make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parent.
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2021-01-22
Pending introduction.
#10SB56IntroducedIncreases the personal income tax rate and implements a rate recapture mechanism that phases out lower tax brackets for high earners for taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Increases the tax on capital gains. Increases the corporate income tax ...
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2021-01-22
#11HB3IntroducedIncreases the personal income tax rate and implements a rate recapture mechanism that phases out lower tax brackets for high earners for taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Increases the tax on capital gains. Increases the corporate income tax ...
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#12SB6IntroducedEstablishes a minimum wage commission to recommend the annual rate of increase for the minimum wage. Provides that recommended minimum shall go into effect unless affirmatively rejected by concurrent resolution. Makes an appropriation.
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2021-01-22
#13HB84IntroducedAmends the law relating to the use of deadly force to establish under which circumstances a person using deadly force has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand the person's ground. Repeals statutory language that permits an actor to use deadl...
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#14HB27IntroducedEstablishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the sale of groceries that are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Chil...
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#15SB140IntroducedRequires the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds to HCDA for staff ...
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2021-01-22
#16SB196IntroducedAmends the State Constitution to require the Reapportionment Commission to establish a reapportionment plan to draw district lines for the total number of members of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#17HB6IntroducedEstablishes an environmental surcharge on visitor accommodations. Establishes the green tourism special fund to invest in the State's transition to a clean energy economy, conservation of natural resources, and sustainability and resiliency.
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#18HB21IntroducedProvides annual increases to the minimum wage rate beginning on 01/01/2022 through 01/01/2028.
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#19SB311IntroducedImposes a fee on the carbon content of fossil fuels. Establishes a carbon cashback trust fund into which fees will be deposited and dividend payments will be made to Hawaii residents. Effective for taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#20SB167IntroducedEstablishes green infrastructure objectives and policies for state facility systems in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds definition of "green infrastructure". Requires the office of planning...
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2021-01-22
#21SB286IntroducedAdds the requirement of notifying the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the gun permit application background check process.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#22SB30IntroducedProhibits police departments from acquiring certain types of military equipment and using certain types of equipment on protesters and demonstrators.
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2021-01-22
#23HB23IntroducedTemporarily halts nonjudicial foreclosures by condominium associations until 6/30/23.
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#24HB178IntroducedExcludes habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant from qualifying for deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea.
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2021-01-22
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#25SB219IntroducedImposes extended terms of imprisonment for certain offenses against property rights committed on agricultural lands.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#26SB445IntroducedAuthorizes the counties to regulate the number of rental motor vehicles within their respective jurisdictions.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#27HB303N/AAmends provisions concerning fitness to proceed examinations in criminal proceedings to include qualified advanced practice registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority who hold an accredited national certifica...
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2021-01-22
Pending introduction.
#28SB520IntroducedProhibits the sale of any new combustion engine-powered vehicle by a person or entity that engages in the practice of selling vehicles to consumers. Imposes a fine of up to $1,000 for each offense.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#29SB775IntroducedProvides for a mechanism to adjust the transient accommodations tax rate based on visitor arrivals for a calendar year. Requires the director of department of business, economic development and tourism to determine and publish visitor arrivals annual...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#30SB679IntroducedProvides employees with up to eight weeks of paid family leave during a one-year period paid through an employer based private insurance program currently used to provide for temporary disability benefits. Repeals chapter 398, Hawaii Revised Statutes...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#31SB646IntroducedIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax from $5 to $8 for any county with a resident population of more than 125,000, but less than 195,000.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#32SB676IntroducedIncreases the minimum wage for certain employees to $12.00 per hour beginning 7/1/2022.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#33SB705IntroducedRemoves marijuana from schedule I of the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies it as a schedule V drug. Increases the amount that qualifies as a violation of promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree from three grams to ten grams.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#34SB593IntroducedEstablishes a digital identification pilot program to be implemented by the director of transportation and administered by the examiner of drivers for each county. Requires the director of transportation to acquire or develop a mobile application tha...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#35SB615IntroducedRequires all moped and motor scooter rental companies to ensure the rider wears a safety helmet supplied either by the rental company or by the renter prior to operating the moped or motor scooter. Exempts riders with a motorcycle license from this r...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#36SB677IntroducedIncreases the minimum wage for certain employees to $15.00 per hour beginning 6/1/2023.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#37SB642IntroducedAuthorizes counties to levy a county surcharge on transient accommodations tax in their respective counties pursuant to certain conditions. Sunsets on 12/31/2036.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#38SB765IntroducedDefines "highly intoxicated driver". Provides the evidentiary standard for establishing that a person was a highly intoxicated driver. Requires that ignition interlock devices be installed and maintained on one or more vehicles registered to, and all...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#39SB581IntroducedPermits a bicyclist to proceed through an intersection from a right turn only lane if they cannot safely merge into the traffic lane, provided they signal intention to merge left. Permits a bicyclist to proceed in a right turn only lane when approach...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#40SB718IntroducedImposes a $20 per guest tax on users of transient accommodations for the purposes of funding conservation efforts.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#41SB574IntroducedRequires the department of transportation to create a development plan to widen shoulders on state highways with designated bike lanes to at least three feet in width, with exceptions.
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#42SB908IntroducedExtends the renewal period from two years to four years for licensees who are seventy-two years of age or older but younger than eighty years of age; provided their driving record does not include two or more moving traffic violation convictions afte...
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2021-01-22
Introduced.
#43SB278IntroducedProhibits the microtargeting of political advertisements on television and social media based on online behavioral data, demographic characteristics, and geographic location below the electoral district level.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#44SB285IntroducedIncreases the minimum wage to $11.00 per hour in 2022. Repeals language allowing the hourly wage of a tipped employee to be increased to account for tips. Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to annually calculate the adjusted mi...
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#45SB156IntroducedLimits the government's use of facial recognition systems, except in certain circumstances. Does not apply to personal use of a privately owned facial recognition system when acting in an unofficial capacity.
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2021-01-22
#46SB173IntroducedRequires the department of health to issue a certificate of stillbirth, upon request of the parent or parents named on a fetal death certificate issued in the case of a stillbirth. Appropriates funds.
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2021-01-22
#47HB11IntroducedRequires the board of education to develop statewide performance standards to be culturally relevant, historically and scientifically accurate, and nondiscriminatory. Requires a standards-based curriculum and its related educational materials to be n...
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2021-01-21
Introduced and Pass First Reading.
#48SB16IntroducedEstablishes June 19 of each year as a state holiday to be known as Juneteenth Day.
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2021-01-22
#49SB193IntroducedRequires publicly held domestic corporations to include nonmale and nonfemale individuals among the directors of their corporate board. Establishes reporting requirements for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and penalties.
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2021-01-22
Passed First Reading.
#50SB152IntroducedAmends requirements for the restraint of child passengers. Requires rear facing child safety seats for children under two years of age. Repeals exceptions for compliance. Raises certain fines for violations.
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2021-01-22
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