Hawaii Senator Les Ihara [D]

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HISB1058PassRequires the Attorney General to prepare a statement for each proposed constitutional amendment. Requires the Office of Elections and county clerks to make the statement available to the public. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 286, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1406).
HISB411PassExempts 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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2019-07-09
Act 220, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1322).
HISB660PassEstablishes 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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2019-07-09
Act 233, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1335).
HISB1292VetoRequires hosting platforms that collect fees for booking services to register as tax collection agents and collect GET and TAT for transient accommodation bookings from operators and plan managers. Converts penalties for violation of TAT requirements...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1383).
HISB1442PassRequires the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of improving electric power systems data access and transparency in order to make informed decisions. Establishes guiding principles. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 239, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).
HISB1353VetoRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a permanent industrial hemp program pursuant to federal law, and a corresponding special fund. Reduces or repeals certain regulatory requirements under the existing industrial hemp pilot program. Es...
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1384).
HISB1486PassAllows the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to the U.S. Department of Defense health agency prescription monitoring program and authorized emp...
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2019-07-09
Act 230, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332).
HISB661PassGrants 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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2019-07-01
Act 143, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1245).
HISB693PassClarifies what pedestrians are required to do when in a crosswalk while a countdown timer is operating. (CD1)
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2019-06-28
Act 133, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1235).
HISB1025PassRequires 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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2019-06-28
Act 126, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228).
HISB1440PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to des...
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2019-06-12
Act 052, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1153).
HISB242EnrollEstablishes a task force to review policy issues and opportunities relating to the navigation, access, and coverage of medicaid services by individuals with autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and make a recommendation on whether a waiver or ot...
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2019-05-01
Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 968).
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).
HISB1150EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
HISCR112EngrossRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Comprehensive Performance And Management Audit Of The City And County Of Honolulu Department Of Environmental Services.
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2019-04-25
Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 962).
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).
HISB752EngrossMakes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. (SB752 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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).
HISB1291EngrossAppropriates funds into and out of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Revolving Fund for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants. (SB1291 HD1)
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 12:48PM in conference room 224.
HISCR38PassUrging Restaurants To Donate Any Leftover Food To Homeless Shelters At The End Of Their Business Day And Urging The Department Of Health To Develop And Disseminate Temperature Controlled For Safety Food Donation Guidelines.
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
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.
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2019-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225.
HISB1151EngrossIncreases the amount of state funds that the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture may approve for any agricultural and aquacultural loan. (SB1151 HD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
HISB1351EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections into the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an al...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
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
HISB725PassSpecifies that a condominium association's proxies and ballots may be destroyed ninety days, rather than thirty days, after an association meeting, unless the election is contested, in which case the documents shall be retained until resolution of th...
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2019-04-15
Act 007, 04/12/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1108).
HISCR56EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Convene A School Impact Fee Review Task Force To Review The School Impact Fees Law, Including Enforcement Of Existing Law, And Make Any Recommendations To Address Current And Future Needs For The Development ...
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2019-04-15
To House Finance 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
HISCR169EngrossDesignating April As Donate Life Month 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
HISCR113EngrossRequesting That The Executive Office On Aging Update The 2013 White Paper On Active Aging And Provide A Final Report On Its Updated Version No Later Than The Start Of The Regular Session Of 2022.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR111EngrossRequesting The Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group To Continue Its Work To Address The Complexities Surrounding Medical Cannabis Reimbursements By Health Insurance.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance 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
HISR15PassRequesting 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
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.
HISR16PassRequesting The Legislative Reference Bureau To Establish A Task Force To Review Hawaii's Current Voter Education System And Propose Improvements.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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.
HISCR182EngrossRecognizing The Importance Of The State's Pollinator Species, The Threat That Systemic Insecticides Pose To Such Species, And Urging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources And The Department Of Agriculture To Take Measures To Limit Pollinator E...
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2019-04-12
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISR151PassRequesting 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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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR148PassRequesting 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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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted, with Senator Fevella voting "Aye, with reservations".
HISCR23EngrossRequesting The Legislative Reference Bureau To Establish A Task Force To Review Hawaii's Current Voter Education System And Propose Improvements.
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2019-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR44EngrossRequesting 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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2019-04-05
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HISCR129EngrossEngaging, Endorsing, Accepting, And Adopting The New York Declaration On Forests To Achieve The United Nations Paris Agreement And The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development; Specifically Sustainable Development Goal 15, Life On Land.
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2019-04-05
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISCR154EngrossRequesting 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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2019-04-05
To House Lower and Higher Education Committee
HISCR137EngrossRequesting The Public Utilities Commission To Monitor Compliance With The Federal Communications Commission Mandates For The Deployment Of Backup Power Generators For Wireless Communications Providers And Collect And Publish Data On Cellular Tower Ba...
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2019-04-05
To House Intrastate Commerce Committee
HISR26PassUrging Restaurants To Donate Any Leftover Food To Homeless Shelters At The End Of Their Business Day And Urging The Department Of Health To Develop And Disseminate Temperature Controlled For Safety Food Donation Guidelines.
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR98PassEngaging, Endorsing, Accepting, And Adopting The New York Declaration On Forests To Achieve The United Nations Paris Agreement And The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development; Specifically Sustainable Development Goal 15, Life On Land.
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISCR35EngrossUrging The United States Environmental Protection Agency And The Hawaii State Department Of Health To Reject The Approval Of A Single Wall Tank Upgrade Alternative Option For The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility And The Conclusions Presented In Th...
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2019-04-03
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
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