Hawaii Senator Brian Taniguchi [D]

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HISB272PassClarifies the conditions under which condominium unit owners can install solar energy devices. Amends the definition of "solar energy devices" to include building-applied and building-integrated photovoltaics and to exclude passive solar skylights an...
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2019-07-09
Act 243, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345).
HISB292PassSpecifies requirements for contractor or subcontractor payment to all mechanics and laborers employed on a government service contract job site. Permits governmental contracting agencies to withhold accrued payments as necessary to pay mechanics and ...
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2019-07-09
Act 219, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1321).
HISB660PassEstablishes a non-compliant state identification card for individuals that are unable to provide an updated photograph and documentation in person as required by the REAL ID Act of 2005. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 233, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335).
HISB991PassCaps annual utility rate increases without PUC approval for counties with a population of less than 500,000. Provides telecommunications service providers with flexibility from certain regulatory oversight requirements including issuance of securitie...
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2019-07-09
Act 229, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1331).
HISB1292VetoRequires hosting platforms that collect fees for booking services to register as tax collection agents and collect GET and TAT for transient accommodation bookings from operators and plan managers. Converts penalties for violation of TAT requirements...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1383).
HISB1314PassAmends the research activity tax credit so that references to the base amount in section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply, and credit for all qualified research expenses may be taken without regard to the amount of expenses for previou...
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2019-07-09
Act 261, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1363).
HISB1394PassEstablishes a historic preservation income tax credit. Repeals on 12/31/2024. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 267, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1369).
HISB1002PassExtends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, until June 30, 2024. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 046, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147).
HISB1440PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to des...
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2019-06-12
Act 052, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153).
HISB785EngrossRequires the scope of collective bargaining negotiations to include benefits related to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. Repeals the prohibition of using arbitration to resolve impasses or disputes relating to EUTF State and coun...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
HISB1374EngrossEstablishes a Hawaii Retirement Savings Program for private sector employees. Establishes the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program Administrative Fund. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to prepare an annual report detailing the Department's ...
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2019-04-26
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 869).
HISB1436EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SB1436 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HISCR112EngrossRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Comprehensive Performance And Management Audit Of The City And County Of Honolulu Department Of Environmental Services.
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2019-04-25
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 962).
HISB752EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HISB1475EngrossDetermines the procedures for when the foreperson classification shall be recognized in Hawaii's Davis-Bacon Act and the requirements in the collective bargaining agreement be followed when the basic hourly rate is established by a collective bargain...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
HISCR136PassUrging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry And Wildlife To Document The History Of Exemplary Contributions Made By Community Members, Including Kupuna, Conservationists, And Citizens.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISR149PassRequesting The University Of Hawaii Board Of Regents To Review And, As Needed, Conform The Classification Of Its Faculty To Ensure Greater Alignment With The Mission And Purpose Of The University And Incorporate The Association Of American Universiti...
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2019-04-22
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB789EngrossChanges minimum wage rates annually from 1/1/2020, to 1/1/2024. Provides lower minimum wage rates for employees who receive employer-sponsored health benefits under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Includes persons with disabilities under generall...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISCR175EngrossRequesting The State To Convene An Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee To Investigate How To Implement, Develop, And Regulate Artificial Intelligence In The State.
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2019-04-18
To House Finance Committee
HISB760EngrossExpands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs" for the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit. Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify the Tax Credit. (SB...
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2019-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901).
HISCR62EngrossUrging The Governor's Coordinator On Homelessness And The City And County Of Honolulu To Collaborate And Prioritize Their Homelessness Efforts In The Area Surrounding The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center By Convening A Task Force.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR124EngrossUrging The Governor, In Coordination With The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, To Establish And Implement A Tree Planting Program.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR161EngrossDesignating July 20, 2019, As "tranquility Base Day" In Hawaii To Honor The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing At Tranquility Base And Urging The United Nations Educational, Scientific, And Cultural Organization To Include Tranquilit...
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR169EngrossDesignating April As Donate Life Month In Hawaii.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR108EngrossExpressing Support For A Motor Vehicle Racetrack Or Race Way Park On Oahu And Requesting The Department Of Public Safety, Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism, And The City And County Of Honolulu To Facilitate And Approve Its Dev...
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR184EngrossRequesting The United States Army Corps Of Engineers, State Of Hawaii, And City And County Of Honolulu To Establish A Working Group To Explore Matters Related To The Ala Wai Watershed.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR190EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Conduct A Study To Assess The Adequacy Of The Department's Vocational Education Programs To Prepare Students For A Career In A Vocation.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR182EngrossRecognizing The Importance Of The State's Pollinator Species, The Threat That Systemic Insecticides Pose To Such Species, And Urging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources And The Department Of Agriculture To Take Measures To Limit Pollinator E...
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2019-04-12
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISR96PassUrging The Governor, The Department Of Agriculture, The University Of Hawaii College Of Tropical Agriculture And Human Resources, And Other Related Entities To Take Action To Help Expand The Aquaculture Industry In The State.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR153PassRequesting The Department Of Education To Conduct A Study To Assess The Adequacy Of The Department's Vocational Education Programs To Prepare Students For A Career In A Vocation.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR148PassRequesting The United States Army Corps Of Engineers, State Of Hawaii, And City And County Of Honolulu To Establish A Working Group To Explore Matters Related To The Ala Wai Watershed.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted, with Senator Fevella voting "Aye, with reservations".
HISR93PassUrging The Governor, In Coordination With The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, To Establish And Implement A Tree Planting Program.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISCR99EngrossRequesting The Department Of Health To Convene An Interdepartmental Working Group To Address The Lack Of Consolidated, Consistent Health Screening Programs In Public Schools For Children In The State.
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2019-04-11
The committees on LHE recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, Perruso, DeCoite, D. Kobayashi, Ohno, Quinlan, Tarnas, Tokioka; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Hashem, Johanson, Okimoto.
HISCR217PassRequesting The Governor To Return House Bill No. 655, House Draft 1, To The Legislature To Reconsider Action Taken.
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2019-04-09
Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 637).
HISCR173EngrossRequesting The Department Of Accounting And General Services To Establish A Task Force To Conduct A Study Concerning The Current And Future Needs Of The State Archives.
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2019-04-05
To House Legislative Management Committee
HISCR126EngrossUrging The Governor, The Department Of Agriculture, The University Of Hawaii College Of Tropical Agriculture And Human Resources, And Other Related Entities To Take Action To Help Expand The Aquaculture Industry In The State.
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2019-04-05
To House Agriculture Committee
HISCR134EngrossRequesting The Department Of Labor And Industrial Relations, In Collaboration With The Department Of Agriculture, And Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism, To Submit A Report Determining A Living Wage Standard For Agricultural Wo...
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2019-04-05
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISR127PassDesignating July 20, 2019, As "tranquility Base Day" In Hawaii To Honor The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing At Tranquility Base And Urging The United Nations Educational, Scientific, And Cultural Organization To Include Tranquilit...
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR103PassRequesting The Department Of Labor And Industrial Relations, In Collaboration With The Department Of Agriculture, And Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism, To Submit A Report Determining A Living Wage Standard For Agricultural Wo...
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR140PassRequesting The Department Of Accounting And General Services To Establish A Task Force To Conduct A Study Concerning The Current And Future Needs Of The State Archives.
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2019-04-03
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR142PassRequesting The State To Convene An Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee To Investigate How To Implement, Develop, And Regulate Artificial Intelligence In The State.
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2019-04-03
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR136PassRecognizing The Importance Of The State's Pollinator Species, The Threat That Systemic Insecticides Pose To Such Species, And Urging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources And The Department Of Agriculture To Take Measures To Limit Pollinator E...
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2019-04-03
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR109IntroEndorsing Taiwan's Participation As An Observer In The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change, International Civil Aviation Organization, World Health Organization, And International Criminal Police Organization; Encouraging A U.s.-tai...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISCR25IntroUrging The Police Departments Of Each County To Adopt New Fireworks Detection Technologies To Enforce Fireworks Laws.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISCR34IntroRequesting The Department Of Accounting And General Services To Conduct A Study To Determine Various Alternatives For The Rehabilitation And Renovation Of The State Capitol Reflecting Pool.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISCR66IntroRequesting The Hawaii Tourism Authority To Convene A Global Artificial Intelligence Summit In 2020.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISCR77IntroEncouraging The Legislature To Fund The Hawaii Rural Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISR44IntroRequesting The Hawaii Tourism Authority To Convene A Global Artificial Intelligence Summit In 2020.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISR54IntroEncouraging The Legislature To Fund The Hawaii Rural Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISCR76IntroRequesting The Hawaii State Foundation On Culture And The Arts To Commission A Monument To President Barack Obama.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
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