Hawaii Senator Kaiali'i Kahele [D]

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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).
HISB976EnrollEstablishes 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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2019-05-07
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB540EnrollAllows the board of pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain conditions. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB535EnrollAuthorizes pharmacists, acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care, to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients at risk of overdose, and family members and caregivers of patients at risk of overdose. Sunsets 6/30/2024. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB390EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB385EnrollRepeals defaults on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for sanctioning professional and vocational licensees. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB381EnrollDirects 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB383EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB661EnrollGrants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking fee exemption, high occupancy vehicle lane use, ...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB660EnrollEstablishes 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB663EnrollEstablishes within the DOT a red light running committee to develop policy for pilot programs in the C&C of Honolulu, and Counties of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISR166PassRequesting The United States Postal Service To Issue A Commemorative Postage Stamp In Honor Of Alfred Aholo Apaka.
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2019-04-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB1371EngrossProhibits the abandonment of lay nets used for fishing. Authorizes DLNR to issue permits for the use and possession of lay nets. Requires DLNR to establish a comprehensive, statewide lay net education and enforcement program. (SB1371 HD1)
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2019-04-26
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 870).
HISB1001EngrossEstablishes a chief data officer and data set task force, within the office of enterprise technology services, to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. (SB1001 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 2:22PM in conference room 224.
HISR154PassRequesting The Extension Of Keaunui Drive To Renton Road In Ewa Beach.
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2019-04-25
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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.
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.
HISB995EngrossRequires HTDC to adopt rules to require businesses to return a technology research and development grant award if the recipient business relocates its principal place of business within 5 years of receiving the grant. Appropriates funding through the...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:47PM in conference room 224.
HISCR204PassUrging The Establishment Of A Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Task Force To Develop A Sui Generis Legal System To Recognize And Protect Native Hawaiian Cultural Intellectual Property, Traditional Cultural Expressions, And Genetic Resources.
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
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.
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.
HISB464PassAuthorizes a property owner or agent to enter adjacent property with albizia trees under certain conditions, including consulting with a tree arborist and providing written notice, to control albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides a def...
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2019-04-22
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 013, 04/17/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1114).
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.
HISCR205PassUrging The State Board On Geographic Names To Consult With Community Members Who Have Direct Traditional, Cultural, And Familial Ties To The District Of Puna To Establish Appropriate Names For The Fissure 8 Vent And Other Features Of The 2018 Eruptio...
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
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).
HISB908EngrossEstablishes a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds. (SB908 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB898EngrossRequires submission of a map and description of the relevant land prepared by a licensed surveyor along with an application for the voluntary deregistration of land from the Land Court and recordation of title in the Bureau of Conveyances. Exempts tr...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
HISB600EnrollProhibits individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm. (SB600 HD2)
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2019-04-18
Enrolled to Governor.
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
HISB541EngrossSimplifies the list of manufactured cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Updates transdermal patches to department-approved transdermal devices in the medical cannabis dispensary laws, thereby including non-patc...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISB366EnrollAppropriates 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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2019-04-16
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB411EnrollExempts marine terminal equipment temporarily moving in or between marine terminals at Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor, Kahului Harbor, and Nawiliwili Harbor from inspection, registration, and licensing requirements. (SB411 HD2)
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2019-04-16
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1025EnrollRequires the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to develop and implement a plan to maximize the number of Kupuna Caregivers Program (Program) participants and submit a copy of the Program plan to the 2020 Legislature. Authorizes EOA to adopt administrat...
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2019-04-16
Enrolled to Governor.
HISCR50EngrossRenaming The Natural Energy Laboratory Of Hawaii Authority As The George R. Ariyoshi Natural Energy Lab.
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2019-04-15
To House Tourism & International Affairs Committee
HISCR74EngrossEncouraging The Department Of Education And Other Agency And Community Stakeholders To Continue Meeting As A Working Group For Sexual Violence Prevention Education In Public Schools.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR187EngrossUrging The Department Of Education To Adopt The Use Of Electronic Transcripts.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR153EngrossRequesting The Department Of Agriculture To Study And Make Recommendations On How To Increase Compliance With The Various Requirements For Agricultural Lands And To Prevent Abuse Of Agricultural Land Leases.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR102EngrossDeclaring June 27 Of Each Year As Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day And Designating The Month Of June Of Each Year As Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month In Hawaii.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR103EngrossUrging The Inclusion Of Native Hawaiian Cultural Intervention Treatment Programs, Wellness Plans, And Holistic Living Systems Of Care In The State Of Hawaii's Response To The Rise Of Misuse And Abuse Of Opioids Or Illicit Substances 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
HISCR200EngrossRequesting The Public Utilities Commission To Consider Reasonable Ratemaking Treatment And Cost-effective Solutions To Lessen The Burden Of Energy Costs On Low- And Limited-income And Special Medical Needs Customers.
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2019-04-15
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISCR188EngrossRequesting The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs To Complete The 2017 Independent Financial Audit And Management Review Of The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs And Its Subsidiaries.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISR14PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Conduct A Study On The Necessity Of Vehicle Safety Inspections In Hawaii.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISCR20EngrossRequesting The Department Of Agriculture And Hawaii Tourism Authority To Report To The Legislature On The Processing Of State Of Hawaii Plant And Animal Declaration Forms, Including The Costs Involved, And Convene A Task Force To Review The Efficacy ...
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2019-04-12
The committees on TIA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Onishi, Holt, Cabanilla Arakawa, Cachola, Creagan, DeCoite, Perruso, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
HISR31PassRequesting The Auditor To Evaluate The 2017 University Of Hawaii Internal Audit Of Travel Policy Compliance For Fiscal Years 2015-2017 And Report To The Legislature.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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