Hawaii Senator Les Ihara [D]

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HISB2265EngrossEstablishes the micro enterprise assistance program on Hawaiian home lands revolving fund to provide grants and loans through the implementation by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands of the micro enterprise assistance program to qualified native H...
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2020-02-18
Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 22) in amended form (SD 2).
HISB2308IntroEstablishes within the Department of Human Services a sexually exploited children statewide coordinator and program and a commercial sexual exploitation of children steering committee to address the needs of sexually exploited children in the State. ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 1:00PM in conference room 211.
HISB2342IntroReduces from thirty to twenty the total number of hours per week an individual must be employed to be a qualified caregiver under the kupuna caregivers program from thirty to twenty. Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna care...
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2020-02-18
48 Hrs. Notice 02-27-20.
HISB2322IntroProhibits the department of budget and finance from issuing any certificate of participation that exceeds $10 million. (SD1)
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 1:00PM in conference room 211.
HISB2705IntroExtends the time that the department of agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural costs from 2021 to 2030.
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 1:00PM in conference room 211.
HISB2574IntroAppropriates funding to develop the Charles Atherton House and property into a University of Hawaii kupuna center and support the activities of the University of Hawaii UHealthy Hawaii initiative. (SD1)
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 11:45 am]

The committee(s) on CPH/WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 11:45AM in conference room 211.
HISB3104IntroExempts from the definition of public lands, lands set aside by the governor or leased by any state department or agency to the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation for a period not to exceed ninety-nine years, for the primary purposes ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-25-20 12:30PM in conference room 211.
HISB677IntroLimits the use of tethers and certain other types of restraints that are known to endanger dogs or prevent dogs from receiving necessary sustenance. Allows tethering for not more than twenty-four consecutive hours but only by means of a chest harness...
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2020-02-14
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, J.Keohokalole, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HISB1056IntroRequires lobbyists and specified individuals to file two additional reports to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, including one report on the second Friday in August and one report on the first Monday in November in general election years, similarly...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:15 am]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2468IntroAllows community rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities to be considered qualified under the State's procurement code without requiring federal and state certification that authorizes the payment of subminimum wage to workers in their ...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2469IntroAppropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate 2 mobile clinics to serve homeless persons; provided that 1 of the mobile clinics shall be allocated to the county of Hawaii. Requires matching funds. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:35 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:35AM in conference room 211.
HISB2339IntroRequires the department of health to establish an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia training program for care workers whose work involves extensive contact with participants or residents. Specifies training curriculum and continuing education ...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on CPH will hold a public decision making on 02-19-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2330IntroDefines "highly intoxicated driver". Establishes higher penalties for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) as a "highly intoxicated driver". Increases license revocation periods ordered by ADLRO, and applicable lookback pe...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2442IntroEstablishes the kauhale pilot program to provide shelter and certain services to homeless individuals. Appropriates funds for the kauhale pilot program. Appropriates funds for two FTE employees for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporati...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2423IntroEstablishes billing requirements for unanticipated medical billing and unanticipated coverage gaps of patients for out-of-network emergency services received from non-participating providers. Specifies the circumstances in which health care providers...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2275IntroUpdates laws concerning notaries public to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices. Effective 7/1/2021. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2340IntroEstablishes an outreach program in the department of health to inform physicians and appropriate non-physician practitioners participating in medicare that comprehensive care planning services for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias ...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-19-20 10:00AM in conference room 211.
HISB2422IntroProhibits roofing contractors from offering to pay, in any monetary form, an insured's insurance deductible as an incentive to encourage the insured to hire the contractor. Allows insureds to rescind contracts with roofing contractors within five bus...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2311IntroStrengthens campus safety and accountability procedures and protocols, including those relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related issues, at the University of Hawaii. Takes steps to extend...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 10:45 am]

The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-21-20 10:45AM in conference room 016.
HISB2337IntroAppropriates funds to establish in the office of the long-term care ombudsman six full-time (6.0 FTE) ombudsman specialist positions; two each on Oahu and Hawaii and one each on Kauai and Maui. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:35 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:35AM in conference room 211.
HISB2329IntroRequires consecutive terms of imprisonment for anyone convicted as a repeat or habitual offender if arising from same conduct as conviction for operating a vehicle without an interlock ignition device. Requires any person operating a vehicle with an ...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2336IntroRequires the thirty-day lapse or termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail, priority mail, or commercial delivery service, or other method of delivery requiring proof of delivery. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on CPH will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2424IntroClarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical and osteopathic physicians.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2392IntroAppropriates 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.
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2406IntroAppropriates unspecified funds to the county police departments for the purchase and deployment of explosion detection technology to assist departments in locating and responding to explosions caused by illegal use of firearms and fireworks. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2313IntroProhibits 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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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 10:45 am]

The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-21-20 10:45AM in conference room 016.
HISB2312IntroProhibits discrimination against any individual in selection, termination, terms or conditions of an internship or job training program because of the individual's race, sex including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2768IntroProvides a limited exemption from state licensure requirements to out-of-state physicians who accompany a sports team to a specific sporting event in Hawaii or are invited to provide services at a national sport training center, event, or competition...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2618IntroMakes an appropriation to establish and fund one advanced life support ambulance based in Makalei on the island of Hawaii, including acquisition of a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2617IntroAppropriates $700,000 to the Hawaii health systems corporation to expand the Kau Rural Health Clinic to improve access to urgent care and outpatient behavioral health services.
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2020-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2720IntroProhibits the expenditure of state funds by state agencies for the purchase of beverages in plastic bottles or rigid plastic containers, except under certain circumstances. Amends chapter 342H, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:35 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:35AM in conference room 211.
HISB2609IntroIncludes agents of candidates listed on ballots among the persons prohibited from providing voting assistance at voter service centers and in the use of absentee ballots.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:15 am]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2621IntroAdds the chemicals homosalate, octocrylene, and octisalate to the sale and distribution sunscreen ban beginning on 1/1/2021. Allows the Department of Health to adopt rules to add additional harmful chemicals to the sale and distribution ban. Requires...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISCR10IntroRequesting That The Department Of Human Services Provide An Estimate Of The Budget Appropriation And Legislative Action Necessary To Fund An Expansion Of Med-quest Coverage To All Post-partum Women For A Period Of Twelve Months Following Childbirth.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 3:05 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2724IntroProhibits the use of lead-based paint on outdoor structures after 12/31/21.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on CPH will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2706IntroAmends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure agricultural lands that are organized under a condominium property regime ar...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 10:30 am]

The committee(s) on CPH/JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-21-20 10:30AM in conference room 229.
HISB2576IntroSpecifies exemptions for the University of Hawaii from sections 87A-39 and 88-125, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to enhance transparency and accountability regarding fringe benefit reimbursement exemptions under the cost-sharing agreement between the Univ...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:35 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:35AM in conference room 211.
HISB2523IntroAuthorizes the Director of Public Safety to withhold certain information regarding deaths at correctional facilities or community correctional centers. Requires the director to include in the report regarding the death that is submitted to the govern...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2520IntroEstablishes procedures for the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation in correctional facilities. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2512IntroProhibits the owner of an animal, and the owner's employees, from performing any surgical procedure, including but not limited to surgical birth, ear cropping, tail docking, or debarking on the animal without being licensed as a veterinarian. Makes i...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2573IntroRequires all public meetings of the Board of Regents to be recorded in live digital audio format by May 1, 2020, and in digital video beginning September 1, 2020. Requires all recording to be archived and made available to the public. Requires the Bo...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR13IntroUrging Congress To Amend Title Xix Of The Social Security Act To Require Medicaid To Cover The Routine Costs Of Care For Patients With Life-threatening Conditions Who Are Enrolled In Clinical Trials.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 3:05 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISR14IntroUrging Congress To Amend Title Xix Of The Social Security Act To Require Medicaid To Cover The Routine Costs Of Care For Patients With Life-threatening Conditions Who Are Enrolled In Clinical Trials.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 3:05 pm]
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB2721IntroRequires the Department of Health to implement the auditor's recommendations for the deposit beverage container program, including developing a risk-based selection process to select reports submitted by distributors and redemption centers for audit....
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2723IntroAppropriates funds for the GoFarm Hawaii program. Requires GoFarm Hawaii to provide the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture with an annual report of the program's goals and a semi-annual report outlining program outputs and outcomes.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:35 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:35AM in conference room 211.
HISB2495IntroRequires a used motor vehicle dealer to deliver at least two operable sets of keys, including keys fobs, to the consumer at the time of sale. Includes keys and key fobs as covered parts under required written warranties.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB2769IntroIncludes tips or gratuities paid directly to an individual by a customer of the employer and reported or declared to the employer under the definition of income withheld by employers for payments of child or spousal support. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2727IntroExempts a beverage dealer who is located in a high density population area from operating a redemption center if the dealer is located within 1 mile of a certified redemption center operated independently of the dealer. Takes effect 7/1/2023. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on CPH will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2805IntroRequires the office of planning to prepare a comprehensive renewable energy siting plan. Requires report to the legislature. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on CPH will hold a public decision making on 02-20-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
HISB2989IntroAllows candidates seeking election to use campaign funds for child care costs, under certain conditions. (SD1)
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-19-20 10:00AM in conference room 211.
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