Hawaii Senator Donovan Cruz [D]

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HISB388PassRequires DOE to establish a task force to create a system for evaluating and assessing all children and those who are exhibiting emergent or persistent behaviors, academic challenges, or chronic absenteeism and are in need of appropriate supports and...
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2019-07-12
Act 271, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1391).
HISB385PassRepeals defaults on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for sanctioning professional and vocational licensees. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 279, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1399).
HISB381PassDirects the Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, Real Estate Commission, and Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to study land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land and report findings and recomm...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 278, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1398).
HISB383PassRequires DOE to establish a mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training program and model risk referral protocol, based on existing materials created by DOH, for all public schools, including charter schools. Requires charter schools to...
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2019-07-12
Act 270, 07/09/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1390).
HISB976PassEstablishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the Board of Education to report to the Legislature. Appropriates...
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 285, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1405).
HISB203PassClarifies that pharmacists may perform certain vaccinations or immunizations and are required to maintain immunization records. (SB203 HD2)
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2019-07-09
Act 218, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1320).
HISB495PassCreates a nexus standard for taxing out-of-state businesses on their business income earned in Hawaii. (SB495 HD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 221, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1323).
HISB1418PassAppropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Pamantasan Council for two full-time equivalent positions to promote access, diversity, and workforce development, including programs and policies related to Philippine courses and Filipino students. (CD...
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2019-07-09
Act 266, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1368).
HISB1360PassRequires partnerships, estates, and trusts to withhold taxes on the income of nonresident partners and beneficiaries. Exempts publicly traded partnerships. (SB1360 HD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 232, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1334).
HISB1459VetoEstablishes the temporary State Commission on Surfing. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1387).
HISB1037PassAmends the offense of abuse of family or household member by amending the type of physical abuse that constitutes strangulation to include blocking the nose and mouth or applying pressure to the chest. Clarifies that infliction of a visible bodily in...
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2019-07-05
Act 175, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1277).
HISB1039PassPermits persons convicted of certain prostitution offenses to file a motion to vacate the conviction if the defendant is not convicted of another offense under the Penal Code within three years of the prostitution offense and without regard to the de...
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2019-07-05
Act 176, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1278).
HISB398PassDirects the department of human services, in partnership with the state procurement office, to provide training on government procurement and other relevant procedures to nonprofit organizations that offer homeless outreach services or manage homeles...
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2019-07-03
Act 162, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264).
HISB981PassRepeals the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Special Fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. (CD1)
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2019-07-03
Act 161, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1263).
HISB1525PassMakes permanent the licensure requirements for home care agencies licensed by the Department of Health. (CD1)
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2019-07-03
Act 158, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1260).
HISB390PassRequires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2019-07-01
Act 153, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1255).
HISB375PassRequires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan...
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2019-07-01
Act 151, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1253).
HISB366PassAppropriates funds to the Executive Office on Aging to fund the existing position of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator. Exempts the position from civil service and collective bargaining. (SB366 HD2)
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2019-06-28
Act 127, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1229).
HISB197PassExempts candidates who are deemed elected, running unopposed, or unsuccessful after a primary or special primary election from the prohibition on donating excess campaign funds for charitable or scholarship purposes before the general election date. ...
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2019-06-25
Act 107, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1209).
HISB1417PassAppropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines, subject to certain conditions. (CD1)
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2019-06-25
Act 121, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223).
HISB281PassAppropriates funds to the Department of Health for collective bargaining requirements for ambulance providers and other current expenses. Requires the Department of Health to contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the ...
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2019-06-12
Act 060, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1161).
HISB394PassAmends the rules for sourcing the sales factor for net income tax to impose market sourcing for sales of other than tangible personal property. Provides specific rules for intangibles and services. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 096, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1197).
HISB494PassMakes a deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund pursuant to article VII, section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution. Appropriates funds. (SB494 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 044, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1145).
HISB1130PassSpecifies that the Internal Revenue Code section 512(a)(7), with respect to increases in unrelated business taxable income by disallowed fringe, is not operative in Hawaii income tax law. Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping tran...
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2019-06-12
Act 069, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1170).
HISB1033PassEstablishes licensure of midwives. Temporarily exempts birth attendants and exempts Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements. Establishes task force. Appropriates funds. (SB1033 HD2)
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2019-05-01
Act 032, 04/30/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1133).
HISB1378PassClarifies that owners of chassis used for transporting shipping containers are exempt from the requirement to keep a certificate of registration within the chassis. Authorizes these businesses to keep the original certificate of registration, motor v...
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2019-04-29
Act 031, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1132).
HISB1460EngrossRequires any express carrier company, common or contract carrier, or other person that transports liquor from outside the State for delivery in the State to prepare and file a monthly report with the liquor commission or liquor control adjudication b...
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 11:15AM in conference room 229.
HISB365EngrossChanges the annual $35,000,000 rolling cap and $15,000,000 per qualified production cap for the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit. Authorizes an additional percentage of the Tax Credit for certain qualified post-pro...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:01PM in conference room 224.
HISB380PassImposes the transient accommodations tax on mandatory resort fees and requires that those fees be included in gross rental or gross rental proceeds. (SD1)
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2019-04-24
Act 020, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1121).
HISB638PassAdds unlicensed sale of liquor and unlicensed manufacture of liquor as offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture and increases the grade of the offense of unlicensed sale of liquor to a class C felony. Amends definitions of "organized crim...
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2019-04-24
Act 015, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116).
HISB1041EngrossProhibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or se...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
HISB978EngrossAmends the disposition of unclaimed funds in the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to allocate funds under a certain amount to the Libraries Special Fund and to amend the threshold amount for funds transferred to the General Fund. Amends the time limit f...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HISB983EngrossRenames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HISB1288PassPermits a condominium board to direct the use of an electronic voting device at any condominium association meeting regardless of whether a secret ballot is used or required. Requires a condominium board to take reasonable steps to ensure secrecy and...
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2019-04-24
Act 014, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1115).
HISB1515EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii three to six out-of-school program for grades kindergarten through twelve. Authorizes the department of education to contract with private providers to furnish out-of-school programs for grades kindergarten through twelve, cond...
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2019-04-24
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-25-19 3:10PM in conference room 329.
HISB859EngrossShort form bill relating to capital improvement projects. (SB859 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
HISCR49PassUrging The Board Of Land And Natural Resources To Transfer Management Of All Submerged Lands, The Boat Launch Ramp, And Any Related Boat Launch Ramp Facilities Located At The Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area From The Division Of Aquatic Resou...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR70PassRequesting The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs To Conduct An Independent Fiscal Audit Of All Limited Liability Corporations Created Or Controlled By The Office.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISR120PassRequesting The University Of Hawaii Office Of Internal Audit To Conduct An Audit Of Various Programs At The University Of Hawaii West Oahu That Receive Extramural Funding, Including Title Iii Grant Funding.
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2019-04-23
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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.
HISCR120PassRequesting The Hawaii Developmental Disabilities Council To Convene A Working Group To Identify Strategies And Agreements To Better Coordinate Services Provided To Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities And Their Families.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR211PassRequesting The Finalization Of Memorandums Of Understanding And Other Actions For Purposes Of Diversifying Sources Of Irrigation In Central Oahu.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR119PassRequesting The State Energy Office, In Collaboration With The Department Of Agriculture, To Create And Implement A Strategic Plan To Increase Renewable Energy And Local Food Production And Create An Economic Impact Report Based On Implementation Of T...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR174PassRequesting A Study On The Significance Of Traditional Hawaiian Practices, Including The Makahiki, And Their Effect On The Perpetuation Of Native Hawaiian Culture.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR164PassAuthorizing The Amendment Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Spreckelsville, Wailuku, Maui, For The Existing Seawall And Boulder Revetment And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB493EngrossProhibits a health care insurer from requiring an insured diagnosed with stage two cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions. Requires analysis...
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 951).
HISB1131EngrossIncreases the number of Ohana Zone sites. Includes private property owned by non-profit organizations under a public-private partnership as potential Ohana Zone locations. Requires additional information in the reports to the Legislature. Extends the...
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2019-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225.
HISB492EngrossRequires the Office of the Auditor to conduct a performance and management audit of the Department of Human Services Disability Determination Branch. Appropriates funds. (SB492 HD2)
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2019-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225.
HISR134PassUrging The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Hawaii To Follow And Abide By The Public Notice Requirements For Its Meetings Pursuant To Chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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2019-04-22
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB341EngrossClarifies exemptions from licensure as a behavioral analyst for general education teachers, direct support workers, special education teachers, and teacher trainees working in collaboration with or under the supervision of licensed professionals. Req...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
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