Hawaii Representative Chris Lee [D]

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HIHB1383PassProvides for the expungement of criminal records pertaining solely to the possession of three grams or less of marijuana. Decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and establishes that the possession is a violation punishable ...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 273, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1393).
HIHB201PassClarifies that a state department that is a member of the invasive species council, counties, and its employees and authorized agents, have authority to enter private property to control and eradicate invasive species when there is a reasonable suspi...
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2019-07-09
Act 197, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1299).
HIHB290VetoAuthorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for their personal medical use. (HB290 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1371).
HIHB629VetoCreates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. Takes effect on 3/1/2020. (SD2)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1374).
HIHB437PassAuthorizes crime victim compensation for mental health services for survivors in cases involving a death and for children who witness domestic violence. (SD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 237, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1339).
HIHB702VetoProhibits the sale or offering for sale of location data collected using satellite navigation technology without the explicit consent of the individual who is the primary user of the satellite navigation technology-equipped device. (SD2)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1376).
HIHB748VetoProhibits civil asset forfeiture unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Excludes the forfeiture proceedings for an animal pending criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to deposit the net proc...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1377).
HIHB808PassExpands the existing prohibition on knowingly capturing or killing a manta ray in state marine waters to apply to all rays and to also include knowingly taking, possessing, abusing, or entangling a ray. Provides certain exemptions. (HB808 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 252, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1354).
HIHB845PassRequires all new employees within 20 days of being hired to be provided a general orientation on their benefits and rights by the employee's respective jurisdiction. (HB845 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 209, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1311).
HIHB1276VetoEstablishes a working group to consider and develop best practices for collaborative planning by teachers and expanded learning time for students in public schools. (HB1276 CD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1380).
HIHB1261PassMakes permanent the requirement that decisions in contested case hearings of the Commission on Water Resource Management, Land Use Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and those involving conservation distr...
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2019-07-09
Act 213, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1315).
HIHB1547PassAppropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for athletics. (HB1547 CD2)
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2019-07-09
Act 264, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1366).
HIHB710PassAdds reproductive health decisions to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices. (HB710 CD1)
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2019-07-05
Act 178, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1280).
HIHB1272PassAuthorizes pharmacies to accept the return of any prescription drug for disposal via collection receptacles or mail-back programs; prohibits pharmacies from redispensing returned prescription drugs or accepting returned prescription drugs in exchange...
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2019-07-05
Act 183, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1285).
HIHB1552PassPart I: Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Creates a position for an Oversight Coordinator for the Commission. Extends the sunset date of the Reentry Commission to 1/1/2020. Repeals the Reentry Commission and Corrections...
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2019-07-05
Act 179, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1281).
HIHB703PassAmends the sentencing requirements for OVUII and HOVUII offenses. Amends the threshold for HOVUII offenses. Requires the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to convene a task force to examine and propose legislatio...
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2019-07-03
Act 169, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1271).
HIHB1273PassCreates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund to capture federal moneys resulting from DOH's participation in the SSA 1915(c) waiver program. Requires DOH and DHS to work with stakeholder...
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2019-07-03
Act 165, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1267).
HIHB1270PassExtends the hospital sustainability program for two years. Clarifies exemptions from the hospital sustainability fee and increases the allowable aggregate fees to be charged. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability special fund for fisc...
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2019-07-03
Act 173, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1275).
HIHB560PassRequires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects and an advisory committee of industry ...
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2019-07-01
Act 145, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1247).
HIHB556PassRequires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to adopt minimum appliance efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the State that are substantially equivalent to existing appliance efficiency standards es...
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2019-07-01
Act 141, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1243).
HIHB711PassAmends the affirmative defense of extreme mental or emotional disturbance to murder or attempted murder by prohibiting explanations based solely on the defendant's discovery, defendant's knowledge, or the disclosure of the victim's gender, gender ide...
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2019-07-01
Act 149, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1251).
HIHB471PassEstablishes quorum requirements for the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs. (HB471 CD1)
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2019-06-28
Act 125, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1227).
HIHB465PassMakes an appropriation to the department of health to provide funding for the kupuna care program. (SD2)
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2019-06-28
Act 123, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1225).
HIHB1453PassAuthorizes the DOH to establish fees for ground transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emerg...
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2019-06-28
Act 140, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1242).
HIHB468PassAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (SD2)
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2019-06-28
Act 124, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1226).
HIHB463PassRequires and appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to partner with the Hawaii agricultural community to establish a Food Safety Certification Training Program to assist small to medium sized farms to comply with the United States Depart...
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2019-06-25
Act 104, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1206).
HIHB546PassAllows a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 70,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub lice...
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2019-06-25
Act 115, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1217).
HIHB1307PassRequires the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the existing administrative hearings process in the State and the potential for a centralized office of administrative hearings. Requires state department...
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2019-06-25
Act 110, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1212).
HIHB624PassPart I: Purpose section. Part II: Establishes the strategic development programs revolving fund and transfers powers, duties, and programs of the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) under Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). ...
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2019-06-12
Act 056, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157).
HIHB1417PassRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (HB1417 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 082, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183).
HIHCR223PassUrging The Department Of Education To Offer Vegetarian Lunch Meals In All Public Schools At Least Once Weekly.
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2019-05-06
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR168PassUrging The Convening Of A Task Force To Evaluate And Identify Potential Sources And Means Of Funding Available To Provide Support For And Help Maintain The Hawaii Wildlife Center Facility And Hawaii's Endangered Wildlife.
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2019-05-02
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR193PassRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Follow-up Study To Its 2015 Study Of Departmental Engineering Sections That Manage Capital Improvement Projects.
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2019-05-02
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR225PassConvening A Task Force To Examine And Recommend Laws And Regulations To Update Privacy Law.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR218PassRequesting A Task Force To Review And Report On The Establishment Of Fair And Proportional Fines For Certain Penalties In Hawaii To Ensure A Fair And Meaningful Deterrent To Illegal Behavior For Individuals Across The Economic Spectrum.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR224PassConvening A Digital Gaming Advisory Group To Assess And Monitor Gambling Practices In The Digital Gaming Industry.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR220PassRequesting The Attorney General To Convene An Autonomous Vehicle Legal Preparation Task Force.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR216PassSupporting The Development Of College Esports At The University Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR226EngrossRequesting That The Comptroller Convene A Working Group To Review And Recommend Improvements To State Facilities To Maximize Health And Cognitive Function.
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2019-04-29
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HIHB613EngrossEstablishes the state youthBuild Program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild Program grants. Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to award grants eligible non-profit or pub...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 2:00PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB1191EngrossProvides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly wage that employers must pay employees. Increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2020 and $15.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2023...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 3:00PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB533EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Broadband Office within HTDC. Establishes the position of State Broadband Strategy Officer. Renames the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council as the Broadband Advisory Council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:22PM in conference room 224.
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting. (SD2)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325.
HIHB713EngrossEstablishes a three-year Homeless Employment Grant Program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to t...
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 2:15PM in conference room 225.
HIHB1485EngrossEstablishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2020, for automatically preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students who are at least 16 years old to vote. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-19 11:00AM in conference room 329.
HIHB1541EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center within the University of Hawaii to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-26-19 5:30PM in conference room 016.
HIHB1546EngrossRequires the University of Hawaii to develop a plan to be implemented for the statewide eradication of mosquitos. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 10:45AM in conference room 229.
HIHB31PassAmends the voter information requirements for election nomination papers and the withdrawal of a nominating voter's signature by requiring only the month and date portions of a voter's date of birth. Repeals the social security number requirements. (...
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2019-04-24
Act 022, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123).
HIHB316EngrossRequires, as a prerequisite for a vehicle to be deemed derelict, that the removal of a part must render the vehicle inoperable. Includes vehicles valued at less than $1,000 in the list of derelict vehicles that may be removed by a county or Hawaii Pu...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 3:15PM in conference room 325.
HIHB615EngrossRequires the Board of Education to invite the exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board. Effective 7/1/2050....
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 958).
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