Hawaii Senator Kaiali'i Kahele [D]

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HISB2206EnrollAuthorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue revocable month-to-month temporary permits for the temporary emergency sheltering of and facilities for homeless persons on state lands, under certain conditions. Repeals 90 days after the l...
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HISB2523EnrollRequires the Department of Public Safety to expend certain appropriated funds during fiscal year 2020-2021 solely for the community-based work furlough program for female inmates. Effective retroactively to 6/30/2020. (HD2)
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2020-08-31
Notice of Intent to veto dated 08-31-20 (Gov. Msg. No. 1119)
HISB2060EnrollAmends coastal zone management laws to further protect against impacts of sea level rise and coastal erosion. (HD2)
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2262EnrollAmends the powers and duties of the Hawaii teacher standards board to authorize the issuance of certificates for teachers at private schools and extending the expiration dates for licenses, permits, and certificates when a state of emergency is decla...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2386EnrollProhibits any waste or disposal facility from being located in a conservation district except in emergency circumstances to mitigate significant risks to public safety and health. Requires no less than a one-half mile buffer zone around residences, s...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3158EnrollProhibits intentionally or knowingly manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, nonfunctional air bag, or air bag that does not meet federal...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB3103EnrollEstablishes the school facilities agency to be responsible for all public school development, planning, and construction, related to capital improvement projects assigned by the legislature, governor, or board of education. Places management of schoo...
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2020-07-13
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2260EnrollRepeals the minimum age requirement to obtain a civil identification card in the State.
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2020-07-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISR69PassUrging The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands To Convene A Task Force With The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, Department Of Agriculture, Invasive Species Council, And Other Interested Parties To Develop A Comprehensive Mitigation Plan With ...
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2020-07-02
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISCR54EngrossStrongly Urging Various Government Agencies To Take Appropriate Actions To Protect The Wahi Pana Of Waimakaohiiaka And Preserve The Traditional And Customary Practice Of Making Salt Beds And Gathering Paakai (salt) In Hanapepe, Kauai.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISCR77EngrossRequesting The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands, In Conjunction With The County Of Hawaii Department Of Water Supply, To Provide A Progress Report Regarding The Development Of The Kau Water System.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISCR78EngrossRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Study The Feasibility Of Using Recycled Plastic To Repair Roadways.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISCR86EngrossRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-07-01
To House Finance Committee
HISR44PassRequesting The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands, In Conjunction With The County Of Hawaii Department Of Water Supply, To Provide A Progress Report Regarding The Development Of The Kau Water System.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR45PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Study The Feasibility Of Using Recycled Plastic To Repair Roadways.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR52PassRequesting The Governor To Recognize And Commemorate August 26, 2020, As Women's Equality Day, Celebrating The Centennial Of, And Honoring Hawaii's Role In, The Women's Suffrage Movement.
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2020-06-30
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISB2313EngrossProhibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or s...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2281EngrossMakes permanent the regulation of behavior analysts. Exempts the behavior analysts licensing program from the auditor's sunset evaluation requirement. (HD2)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2500EngrossAppropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program, Manufacturing Assistance Program, and Excelerator Program. Establishes and appropriates funds for a working group to develo...
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISB2527EngrossEstablishes the broadband infrastructure grant program within DBEDT to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-06-25
To House Finance Committee
HISCR60IntroSupporting The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Beneficiaries By Affirming Their Right To Require The Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department Of Land And Natural Resources, And Department Of Transportation To Come To A Resolution And Fair Compensation...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR57IntroUrging The State Of Hawaii To Provide Native Hawaiians With Their Fair Share Of The Public Land Trust Revenue.
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2020-06-23
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISR198PassEstablishing The Senate Special Investigating Committee On Covid-19.
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2020-05-28
Certified copies of resolutions sent, 05-28-20.
HISB2828EngrossSpecifies in the State Water Code that fire safety use is a beneficial use of fresh water. Requires the department of land and natural resources, in consultation with the Hawaii emergency management agency, to cooperate with the counties and reservoi...
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2020-05-12
To House Finance Committee
HISB2812EngrossClarifies that agriculture activities in non-agricultural park lands may include the care and production of pasture lands. Requires the transfer of certain lands from DLNR to DOA. Requires DLNR to accept and return to its land inventory, any parcel o...
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2020-05-12
To House Finance Committee
HISB2259EngrossEstablishes a workforce readiness diploma program within the department of education's community school for adults program or adult education program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2469EngrossAppropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate mobile clinics to serve homeless persons; provided that an unspecified number of the mobile clinics shall be allocated to the county with the largest land mass. R...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2342EngrossAppropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2337EngrossAppropriates funds to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for an unspecified number of ombudsman specialist positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2335EngrossAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2392EngrossAppropriates funds for imi hoola student stipends or for other imi hoola student support programs at the discretion of the department of Native Hawaiian health of the John A. Burns school of medicine. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2513EngrossIncludes use of a castration band to inhumanely neuter a dog, cat, or other pet animal, excluding caged birds, under the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-05-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2692EngrossAppropriates money out of the land conservation fund for the acquisition of a portion of the Na Wai Eha watershed in Wailuku, Maui. Requires the County of Maui to provide matching funds for the land acquisition or for the purchase of the associated w...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2736EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii college of tropical agriculture and human resources for ornamental and landscape entomology specialist, plant pathologist extension specialist, and pesticide extension specialist positions. Effective...
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2020-05-11
To House Finance Committee
HISB2110EngrossRequires the family court to appoint counsel to indigent parents in foster care cases and make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parent. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2214EngrossRequires state or county agencies to issue discretionary permits for housing development projects that meet certain requirements within sixty days of receipt of a permit application deemed to be complete by the receiving state or county agency. Effec...
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2020-03-16
To House Housing Committee
HISB2224EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates moneys to finance structural improvements for Maui Memorial Medical Center. Requires matching private funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2020-03-16
To House Health Committee
HISB2391EngrossAllows the Hawaiian homes commission or the department of Hawaiian home lands to retain independent legal counsel as needed. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
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