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HISCR1PassUrging The Department Of Education To Develop And Implement A Program To Recruit And Employ Qualified Blind Persons To Serve As Orientation And Mobility Instructors And In Other Positions As Teachers Of Visually Impaired Students.
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2022-06-06
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 06/06/22.
HISB2437Engross

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Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program that provides training and other services to blind or visually impaired individuals residing on the neighbor islands. Requires...
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2022-03-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HISB2439Engross

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Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued on or after 01/01/2023 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months. Effective 01/01/2023. (SD2)
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2022-03-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HISB2438Intro

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Requires that a disclaimer be provided by sellers or providers of emotional support animals or certificates, identifications, tags, vests, leashes, and harnesses for emotional support animals that the animal is not a service animal. Establishes penal...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2436Intro

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Requires each house of the legislature to establish by its rule, procedures that enables the legislature to use remote testimony at legislative committee hearings, enable the public to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings through ...
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2022-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HIHB1944Intro

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Requires that a disclaimer be provided by sellers or providers of emotional support animals or certificates, identifications, tags, vests, leashes, and harnesses for emotional support animals that the animal is not a service animal. Establishes penal...
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2022-01-28
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB1542Intro

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Requires each house of the legislature to establish by its rule, procedures that enables the legislature to use remote testimony at legislative committee hearings, enable the public to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings through ...
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2022-01-26
To House Legislative Management Committee
HIHB1622Intro

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Establishes Employment First as a state policy for persons with disabilities. Requires state and county agencies to implement Employment First in hiring and in all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies Employm...
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2022-01-26
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HIHB738Intro

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Provides that a voter with special needs shall be provided a means of electronic authentication of an electronic transmission of replacement ballot that does not include the voter's handwritten signature or a waiver of secrecy.
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2021-12-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB1078Engross

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Requires the department of education to develop a plan to transition the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind to a conversion charter school. Requires a conversion charter school to enroll a student if the student's individualized education program p...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Education Committee
HISB537Engross

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Recognizes American Sign Language as a fully developed, autonomous, natural language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage.
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2021-12-10
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB838Intro

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Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission. (HD1)
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2021-12-10
To House Finance Committee
HISB536Intro

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Requires the use of the public utilities commission's universal service fund to provide free telecommunications access to information for individuals with print disabilities.
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2021-12-10
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB533Intro

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Establishes voters with special needs advisory committees at the state and county levels to ensure equal and independent access to voter registration, casting of ballots, and all other office of elections services.
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2021-12-10
To Senate Human Services Committee
HIHB839Intro

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Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/21 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans. Exempts mandator...
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2021-12-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HISB534Intro

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Provides that a voter with special needs shall be provided a means of electronic authentication of an electronic transmission of replacement ballot that does not include the voter's handwritten signature or a waiver of secrecy. Effective 5/1/2029. (S...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB280Engross

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Codifies the administrative rule definition of "assistance animal". Clarifies the type of verification an individual may provide to substantiate a reasonable accommodation request for a specific assistance animal. Specifies that possession of a vest ...
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2021-12-10
Carried over to 2022 Regular Session.
HIHB381Engross

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Codifies the administrative rule definition of "assistance animal". Permits an owner or person engaged in a real estate transaction to request verification if the disability-related need for an assistance animal is not readily apparent. Specifies tha...
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2021-12-10
Carried over to 2022 Regular Session.
HIHB737Intro

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Establishes voters with special needs advisory committees at the state and county levels to ensure equal and independent access to voter registration, casting of ballots, and all other office of elections services.
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2021-12-10
To House Health, Human Services, & Homelessness Committee
HIHB603Intro

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Repeals the exemption of persons with disabilities from minimum wage requirements. Takes effect on 1/1/2022.
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2021-12-10
To House Labor & Tourism Committee
HISB535Intro

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Requires the department of education to develop a plan to transition the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind to a conversion charter school.
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2021-12-10
To Senate Education Committee
HIHB840Intro

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Recognizes American Sign Language as a fully developed, autonomous, natural language with its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural heritage. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)
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2021-12-10
To House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB539Intro

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Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/21 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans. Exempts mandator...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Health Committee
HIHB837Intro

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Requires the use of the public utilities commission's universal service fund to provide free telecommunications access to information for individuals with print disabilities.
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2021-12-10
To House Higher Education & Technology Committee
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