Hawaii Senator Ronald Kouchi [D] | Passed

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HISB192PassAuthorizes the court to release a defendant in custody on unsecured bail. (CD1)
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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 277, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1397).
HISB138PassAdds campaign spending report filing deadlines of April 30 and October 1 of a general election year for candidates and candidate committees. (SB138 HD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 241, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1343).
HISB225PassSpecifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 242, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1344).
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).
HISB162PassIncreases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax to $5. Repeals the additional surcharge tax for lessees who do not possess a valid Hawaii driver's license. Repeals the requirement that $2 of the additional surcharge be deposited into t...
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2019-07-03
Act 174, 07/01/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1276).
HISB1246PassEstablishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the A...
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2019-06-28
Act 139, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1241).
HISB144PassRemoves restriction on access to transcripts from public contested hearings. Removes statutory remnants from when violations of the lobbyist law resulted in criminal penalties. Allows the state ethics commission to assess an administrative fine pursu...
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2019-06-25
Act 109, 06/21/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1211).
HISB166PassAppropriates funds for a vote counting system contract. (SB166 HD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 059, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1160).
HISB1263PassAmends the Uniform Controlled Substance Act by updating Schedule V and amending requirements for electronic prescriptions, for consistency with federal law. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 095, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1196).
HISB1231PassAmends the name and purpose of the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account to allow the Department of Human Services to retain federal reimbursements for expenditure of funds for child and spousal abuse prevention and intervention under Title IV-E of ...
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2019-06-12
Act 084, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1185).
HISB1237PassRequires health insurance providers that provide medicare advantage (medicare part C) health benefit plans to submit administrative data, including health care services claims and payment data, to the State Health Planning and Development Agency, or ...
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2019-06-12
Act 088, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1189).
HISB1240PassAdds an exception to the department of health home care agency licensing requirements for medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to medicaid waiver participants. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 091, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1192).
HISB1210PassMeets National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) accreditation requirements by adopting the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and adopting revisions to the NAIC Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act. Takes ef...
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2019-06-12
Act 071, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1172).
HISB1201PassAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 050, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).
HISB1223PassExtends the sunset date of Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended, which requires each county to issue affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, until July 1, 2024. Extends the sunset date of Act 98, Session Laws ...
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2019-06-12
Act 080, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1181).
HISB1226PassRequires criminal history record checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services. Clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it rece...
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2019-06-12
Act 083, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1184).
HISB1271PassClarifies that tax refund offsets may be performed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Taxation. (SB1271 HD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 097, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1198).
HISB1213PassRequires a party initiating a bid challenge to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a non-refundable filing fee for contracts with an estimated value of $500,000 or more. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 073, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1174).
HISB1238PassCreates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. Appropriates funds. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 089, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1190).
HISB1195PassAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 048, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1149).
HISB1212PassRequires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Effective 1/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 072, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1173).
HISB1236PassClarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a disabled paid parking exemption per...
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2019-06-12
Act 087, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1188).
HISB1197PassAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (1), (7), and (10) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 049, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1150).
HISB1232PassAuthorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose, upon consent, confirmed reports of child abuse or neglect to any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in an exempt or excluded child care facility. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 085, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1186).
HISB1221PassClarifies delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications. Clarifies reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schoo...
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2019-06-12
Act 079, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1180).
HISB1192PassAppropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining units (2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (9), (13), and (14) and their excluded counterparts. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 047, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1148).
HISB1173PassAmends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withho...
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2019-06-12
Act 067, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1168).
HISB1241PassPermits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 092, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1193).
HISB1176PassAmends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases wh...
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2019-06-12
Act 068, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1169).
HISB1204PassAmends the definitions of "dependent-beneficiary" and "employee-beneficiary" as used in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies the eligibilities of surviving children to receive benefits....
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2019-06-12
Act 051, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1152).
HISB1188PassMakes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its payroll, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. (CD1)
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2019-05-15
Act 034, 05/15/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1135).
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).
HISCR3PassConvening A Task Force To Study The Issue Of Residential Sprinkler Costs In New One- And Two-family Dwellings.
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2019-04-27
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 966).
HISB1325PassClarifies that condominium associations may invest in government money market funds.
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2019-04-26
Act 027, 04/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1128).
HISB1211PassRemoves the requirement that a vehicle protection product warrantor and a service contract provider submit to the Insurance Commissioner a copy of each warranty or service contract form proposed for use in the State.
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2019-04-24
Act 016, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1117).
HISCR16PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, For The Existing Pier, Seawall, And Eave, And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements Construct...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR15PassAuthorizing The Issuance Of A Term, Non-exclusive Easement Covering A Portion Of State Submerged Lands At Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Oahu, For The Existing Pier And Seawall, And For Use, Repair, And Maintenance Of The Existing Improvements Constructed Ther...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB148PassSpecifies the allowable fire protection systems certifications that an individual may obtain.
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2019-04-15
Act 004, 04/12/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1105).
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.
HISR11PassRequesting Members Of The United States Congress To Amend Federal Law To Ensure That Victims Of Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault Who Might Otherwise Be Forced Into Arbitration And Silence Instead Have Access To The Courts.
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR33PassRecognizing Volunteer Week In The State Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-04
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
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