Hawaii Senator Ronald Kouchi [D]

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HISB1166IntroPrevents re-licensing of previously violative entities, requires landowner consent to hemp growth on the land prior to licensure, and allows the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to limit the number of licenses allotted for proper program manag...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISCR14IntroApproving The Sale Of The Leased Fee Interest In 94-940 Meheula Parkway, No. 252, Mililani, Hawaii.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB1247IntroProhibits the sale, offering for sale, furnishing, or distribution of any flavored tobacco product within the State effective 01/01/2020.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1239IntroPermits the Director of Health to designate emergency departments to which persons requiring emergency mental health treatment may be taken by law enforcement.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1184IntroRepeals county authority to exempt certified or approved housing projects from general excise taxes and requires all rental projects certified or approved under 201H-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to undergo annual rent recertifications.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1235IntroRepeals the sunset date from Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015 as amended by Act 211, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, , and makes permanent the requirement applicable to motion pictures produced and distributed with open movie captioning and audio des...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1207IntroAuthorizes the Employees' Retirement System to recover overpaid benefit payments.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1169IntroMakes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISCR13IntroApproving The Transfer Of The Leased Fee Interest In A Portion Of 610 Cooke Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, To The City And County Of Honolulu.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB1229IntroContinues the nursing facility sustainability program for two additional years. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1273IntroRepeals sections 4 and 5 of Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, which created an electronic smoking device retailer registration unit within the Department of the Attorney General and created a fine for delivery sales of electronic smoking devices ...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1265IntroAmends section 329-104(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to disclose, at his discretion, confidential information from the Electronic Prescription Accountability System...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1180IntroAddresses deficiencies in Hawaii's fuel shortage response and energy emergency (energy assurance) statutes; provides policy guidance on preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against any actual or potential energy supply disrup...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1322IntroProvides a credit for reinsurance to mutual benefit societies.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1326IntroRequires a contractor to procure and use software to verify hours billed and automatically gather verification data for work performed under a contract with a governmental body in excess of $100,000.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1338IntroProhibits the sale of motor vehicles with internal combustion engines after December 31, 2029.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1337IntroRequires energy consumption benchmarking for all nonresidential buildings. Requires disclosure of resulting benchmarking data to a prospective property buyer, lessee, or lender.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1430IntroAllows naturopathic physicians and physician assistants to provide written certification for qualifying patients. Allows licensed dispensaries to have up to two additional manufacturing or processing facilities separate from their production faciliti...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1426IntroClarifies that the award of a specific grant-in-aid in Act 54, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, was to the Kauai Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1431IntroAmends the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to include commercial seawater air conditioning systems.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1455IntroAllows private cemeteries in good standing with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to disinter and reinter human bodies within the same cemetery without filing an application for a permit with the Department of Health.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1454IntroEstablishes a loan program to provide loans to eligible federal workers affected by the federal shutdown furlough. Provides an emergency appropriation to carry out the purposes of the loan program.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1457IntroProposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Changes the required time frames from thirty to ninety days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge....
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1456IntroAuthorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds (SPRB) to assist E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha with the acquisition, remediation, and development of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1536IntroAuthorizes establishment of the Hawaii Airports Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airports Corporation. Exemp...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1535IntroAllows proposals to be submitted for concessions on public property. Establishes criteria for acceptance and awarding of proposals for concessions on public property. Specifies advertising requirements for bids or proposals and allows for online adve...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1280IntroIncreases the State Fuel Tax to generate additional revenues for the State Highway Fund by amending section 243-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Allows for increase in the state motor vehicle registration fee and deposits the money into the State Highway ...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1076IntroEstablishes the State Highway Enforcement Program and related fund within the Department of Transportation. Establishes a parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on State hig...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1272IntroRequires any tax preparer with a preparer tax identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to furnish the preparer's tax identification number on any return or claim for refund as required by the Department of Taxation. Authorizes the...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1086IntroProvides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (4) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit's exclusive representative for fiscal biennium 20...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISCR2IntroRequesting The State Public Charter School Commission To Report On The Criteria Developed And Prioritization Advised For Charter School Facilities Funding Pursuant To Section 302d-29.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
HISB404IntroAllocates additional transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB402IntroReinstates certain liability exceptions for county lifeguards.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB405IntroAmends the distribution of transient accommodations tax revenues by changing the amount distributed to the counties from a fixed sum to a percentage of the revenues collected.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB401IntroRequires the Director of Taxation to make available to any county official charged with enforcing land use laws the name and addresses of any transient accommodation business registered with the Department of Taxation.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB618IntroAmends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB616IntroAuthorizes financial institutions that are depository institutions to conduct savings promotion contests in which its account holders are contestants.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB617IntroEnsures that a variance for a demand water heater may only be granted if solar water heating is impracticable or cost-prohibitive, or if no renewable energy technology system can be substituted for use as the primary energy source for heating water. ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB612IntroEstablishes the University of Hawaii Promise Program Plus to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled in a bachelor's degree at the University of Hawaii who are (1) graduates of a University of Hawaii commun...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB614IntroAllows counties to enact a zoning ordinance to amortize or phase out nonconforming single-family transient vacation rental units over a reasonable period of time.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB613IntroRequires check cashers to be registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Requires a check casher to offer a voluntary payment plan under certain circumstances. Provides the structure for voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB403IntroExtends the deadline by which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 3/31/2020.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB208IntroEstablishes procedures for an out-of-state individual licensed as a certified public accountant or certain accountancy firms to be granted practice privileges in this State by the board of public accountancy if the licensee or firm meets certain qual...
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2019-01-22
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB155IntroEstablishes a tax credit of 30% of the actual cost, including installation, water meter, and permitting fees, of an automatic fire sprinkler system in any one- and two-family dwelling in a structure used only for residential purposes. Sunsets 6/30/20...
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2019-01-22
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB184IntroProvides counties with operator names and addresses of transient accommodations contained in registration forms filed with Department of Taxation.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB150IntroImposes a statewide limitation on consumer fireworks, except by permit for cultural events.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB156IntroAuthorizes the counties to adopt codes and regulations that would require the installation of residential fire protection sprinkler systems and re-establishes the county "home rule" concept.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB136IntroAuthorizes a voter with special needs to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB159IntroRepeals the State's preemptory powers over the regulation of tobacco products. Clarifies the county powers to adopt and enforce ordinances and rules.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB170IntroEstablishes a task force to provide for the orderly transfer of jurisdiction over state highways to the county in which the highway is located, provided that the county has a population greater than five hundred thousand.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Transportation Committee
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