Hawaii Representative Cedric Gates [D]

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HIHB1063IntroAppropriates funds for professional development and classroom resources related to the college, career and civic life framework for social studies state standards. Establishes one full-time resource teacher position and appropriates funds for the pos...
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB1065IntroDeletes the provision authorizing the issuance of a written warning notice for a first violation of Hawaii's pesticide laws. Increases the administrative penalties. Enhances the criminal penalties for violations involving bodily injury.
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2019-01-28
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1115IntroRequires the Department of Education to teach Hawaiian language to students in each public elementary school.
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB1105IntroEffective 1/1/2020, prohibits approval of new underground injection wells other than sewage wastewater wells where no alternative means of disposal is available. Effective 1/1/2025, prohibits approval of new underground injection wells in any circums...
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2019-01-28
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB1106IntroSpecifies that, for purposes of emergency permits to alleviate coastal erosion in a conservation district, a land use shall be considered to be immediately threatened by coastal erosion that occurs within forty feet of the land use or that will threa...
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1152IntroAppropriates funds to establish a full-time temporary Program Specialist V position to support the coordination and implementation of the Marine 30x30 Initiative. Appropriates funds for the Marine 30x30 Initiative strategic communication and stakehol...
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1083IntroProtects the State's ohia forests for future generations by appropriating funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for ongoing research, survey and control, expedited removal of hooved animals, and public outreach.
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1158IntroRequires that any county-owned street along which are six or more homes include one or more sidewalks. Provides grants-in-aid to the counties for the purpose of building sidewalks along existing county-owned streets.
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2019-01-28
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB1096IntroEstablishes property owner liability for illegal aerial devices possessed or set off on their property by others. Allows probable cause for fireworks offenses to be established from statements from witnesses and photographs, video, or other recording...
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2019-01-28
To House Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
HIHB1082IntroAppropriates moneys for the establishment of a permanent full-time equivalent abstractor position and a permanent full-time equivalent land and access specialist within the Na Ala Hele Program for trail access.
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1113IntroEstablishes a department of civil service for the office of Hawaiian affairs to apply merit-based hiring practices to future office of Hawaiian affairs employees; permits employees of the office of Hawaiian affairs to enter into collective bargaining...
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2019-01-28
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB1114IntroIncreases the amount of money available from partial public funding to candidates running for the board of trustees, office of Hawaiian affairs, to match the amount available to candidates running for the office of lieutenant governor.
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2019-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1108IntroBeginning July 1, 2022, requires persons who use the Na Ala Hele trail system for commercial purposes and applicants for new and renewal commercial use permits in state parks, small boat harbors, and ocean recreation management areas; instructor/oper...
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2019-01-28
To House Tourism & International Affairs Committee
HIHB1155IntroAmends the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities to include knowingly making a false statement, in oral, written, printed, or electronic form, to a public servant engaged in criminal, civil, or administrative enforcement activity pursuant t...
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2019-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1238IntroRequires the family court to terminate parental rights if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that a natural parent committed sexual assault of the other natural parent; the child was conceived as a result of the sexual assault by...
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2019-01-28
To House Human Services & Homelessness Committee
HIHB1237IntroProvides individuals who have demonstrated financial hardship with the option of paying for the registration of their motor vehicles and associated taxes and fees on a monthly basis.
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2019-01-28
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB1236IntroEstablishes a Makua Valley Task Force to prepare for the transition of the Makua Military Reservation from the United States Army upon the expiration of the Army's lease for the land.
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1213IntroRequires that the Department of Land and Natural Resources in consultation with the Department of Human Services, post signs in parks and beaches from Kalaeloa to Makaha displaying telephone numbers and hotline numbers of county and state agencies th...
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2019-01-28
To House Human Services & Homelessness Committee
HIHB1271IntroEstablishes a Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform in the Governor's Office to develop sentencing and corrections policies to reduce the State's incarcerated population, reduce correctional spending, increase public safety, and reduce...
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2019-01-28
To House Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
HIHB1286IntroEstablishes a single-payer healthcare system in Hawaii by transferring Prepaid Health Care Act functions to the EUTF and the functions and duties of the Hawaii Health Authority (Department of Budget and Finance) to a newly established State Health Ca...
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2019-01-28
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB1438IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 44th Representative District.
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2019-01-28
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1437IntroAppropriates funds for schools in the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area for capital improvement projects to install, repair, and maintain air conditioning in those schools.
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB1371IntroEstablishes the University of Hawaii University Promise Program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled at any 4-year degree campus of the University of Hawaii system. Appropriates funds to establish and...
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB1440IntroEstablishes a temporary commission to develop and implement initiatives recognizing former President Barack Obama, his historic legacy, and his impact on the State.
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2019-01-28
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB1439IntroRequires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collaborate with various agencies to research and develop a mechanism for increased water circulation in Pokai Bay.
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2019-01-28
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB1456IntroAppropriates funds to the UH Maui College Maui Food Innovation Center for three permanent faculty positions and instructional supplies.
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB1506IntroAllows incarcerated persons who were Hawaii residents immediately prior to incarceration to vote in Hawaii elections by absentee ballot.
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2019-01-28
To House Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
HIHB1529IntroAllows student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media.
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB784IntroRequires and appropriates funds for the Hawaii tourism authority to promote Hawaii's efforts to protect the environment, marine life conservation districts, and coral reefs and provide guidance on the dangers of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and...
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2019-01-28
To House Tourism & International Affairs Committee
HIHB1235IntroDirects the Department of Education to require each student from kindergarten through grade 12 to take a pedestrian-safety course annually.
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2019-01-28
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HIHB905IntroRequires the court to appoint counsel to indigent parents and to make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parent.
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2019-01-28
To House Human Services & Homelessness Committee
HIHB637IntroAuthorizes the department of education and Hawaii community development authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish gardens on school campuses and within housing projects and communities.
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2019-01-24
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB636IntroProhibits operating a moped or motor scooter from any rental company unless the person wears a safety helmet that the rental company is required to provide or the person wears a safety helmet that is provided by the person; provided that this require...
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2019-01-24
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB646IntroImposes a per person, per day admission tax on certain live adult entertainment businesses. Imposes filing, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. Deposits moneys collected from the tax into the human trafficking victim services fund.
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB611IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to seventeen years of age.
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB635IntroRequires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures that enable the legislature to use remote testimony at legislative committee hearings to enable the public to present oral testimony at committee hearings and accommodate person...
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2019-01-24
To House Legislative Management Committee
HIHB647IntroRequires persons who manufacture, sell, offer for sale, lease, or distribute a product that makes content accessible on the internet to include digital content blocking capability that renders inaccessible human trafficking websites, child pornograph...
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2019-01-24
To House Economic Development & Business Committee
HIHB661IntroRequires the Department of Health to adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems that are no less stringent than federal underground storage tank regulations. Establishes the Red Hill Task Force to study the implementation of containme...
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2019-01-24
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB708IntroLegalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of cannabis in a specified quantity. Requires licensing to operate cannabis establishments. Subjects cannabis establishments to excise taxes and income taxes.
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2019-01-24
To House Health Committee
HIHB718IntroEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB5IntroIncreases the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in 2020, $13.00 per hour in 2021, and $14.60 per hour in 2022.
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2019-01-22
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB3IntroRedirects the $1,000,000 of transient accommodations tax revenues currently allocated to operate a Hawaiian center and the museum of Hawaiian music and dance at the Hawaii convention center to have the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural H...
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2019-01-22
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB161IntroAppropriates funds for the judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low and moderate income persons.
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB228IntroEstablishes the home ownership housing revolving fund to provide loans and grants for the development of affordable for-sale housing projects. Makes an appropriation into and out of the fund.
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2019-01-22
To House Housing Committee
HIHB344IntroProvides that where public access is required as a condition of a subdivision, either the county must accept dedication of and maintain the access or identify an entity to own and maintain the access. Authorizes the county to require the subdivider t...
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2019-01-22
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB264IntroRequires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to prepare a resource land acquisition plan by 6/30/2021. Requires periodic reporting to the Legislature on the progress of preparing the plan.
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2019-01-22
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HIHB559IntroRequires that, effective January 1, 2020, 25% of parking stalls for all residential multi-family buildings that have twenty or more parking stalls and commercial buildings that have forty or more parking stalls are electric vehicle charger ready.
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2019-01-22
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB399IntroAllocates transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority to counties with a population less than 500,000 in providing bus routes that service popular tourist destinations and the airport.
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2019-01-22
To House Tourism & International Affairs Committee
HIHB598IntroAdds knowingly making a false statement to a county inspector a crime within the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities.
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB555IntroRequires state agencies to participate in a carbon offset program to offset carbon emissions caused by their employees' air travel. Requires DLNR to establish and administer a carbon offset program.
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2019-01-22
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
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