Hawaii Senator Lorraine Inouye [D]

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HISB409PassEstablishes an annual vehicle registration surcharge fee for electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles to be deposited into the State Highway Fund. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 280, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1400).
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).
HISB767PassRaises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500 and makes it applicable only to the cost of labor and materials. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 283, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1403).
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).
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).
HISB592PassUpdates the state librarian's salary cap to $175,000 per year. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 224, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1326).
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).
HISB1314PassAmends the research activity tax credit so that references to the base amount in section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply, and credit for all qualified research expenses may be taken without regard to the amount of expenses for previou...
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2019-07-09
Act 261, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1363).
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).
HISB1091PassMakes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Transportation to mitigate landslide damages and install rockfall protection structures on the Pali Highway and Honoapiilani Highway. (SB1091 HD2)
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2019-07-03
Act 159, 06/27/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1261).
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).
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).
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).
HISB549PassRequires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverage to make the default beverage a healthy beverage. (SB549 HD2)
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2019-06-28
Act 138, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1240).
HISB663PassEstablishes 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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2019-06-28
Act 131, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1233).
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).
HISB985PassAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pearl Harbor Floating Drydock, LLC, for the construction of a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor to service submarines and surface ships. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 045, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1146).
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).
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).
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).
HISB530EngrossExempts from the general excise tax gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription. Amends the definition of "...
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2019-04-26
The conference committee deferred the measure.
HISB652EngrossAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole FBO I LLC with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating facilities for aviation services and aviation-related services at Ellison Onizuka Kona International...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 225.
HISB1297EngrossRequires an application for motor vehicle registration to include additional identifying information. Requires the counties to fine the legal or registered owner of an abandoned or derelict vehicle. Requires the legal or registered owner to have up-t...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 225.
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).
HISB1436EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SB1436 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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.
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.
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).
HISB1539EngrossCodifies the right to a prompt bail hearing upon formal charge and detention. Establishes right to counsel at the bail hearing. (SB1539 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
HISCR28PassUrging The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Manage The Waianae Kai Forest And Restore Water Flow In Waianae Streams For Native Hawaiian Traditional And Customary Practices And Implementation Of The Waianae Kai Wildfire Preparedness Plan.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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