Hawaii Senator Rosalyn Baker [D]

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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).
HISB1292EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-08
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB976EnrollEstablishes 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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2019-05-07
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1405EnrollRequires public school teachers and educators to confiscate electronic cigarettes from students under 21 years of age. Requires the Department of Health to establish a Safe Harbor Program by which persons under the age of 21 may dispose of electronic...
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2019-05-07
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB540EnrollAllows the board of pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain conditions. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB551EnrollRequires associations to offer mediation with a notice of default and intention to foreclose. Clarifies that the explicit grant of power of sale to associations is not required for the purposes of enforcing association liens under the association alt...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB552EnrollRevives for one year specified sections of the repealed chapter 514A, HRS, to allow developers whose condominium property regimes were issued an effective date pursuant to sections 514A-40 and 514A-41, HRS, to update their public reports without revi...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB414EnrollCreates procedural and administrative requirements for law enforcement agencies for eyewitness identifications of suspects in criminal investigations. Effective 6/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB535EnrollAuthorizes pharmacists, acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care, to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients at risk of overdose, and family members and caregivers of patients at risk of overdose. Sunsets 6/30/2024. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB409EnrollEstablishes 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB536EnrollClarifies that existing law intended to curb over-access to and abuse of opioids, including the time frame for filling prescriptions, supply limitations, and requirements to check the state electronic prescription accountability system and execute an...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB770EnrollRequires a high school education or its equivalent as a condition for new applicants to obtain a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. Effective 7/1/2020. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB763EnrollRequires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, to conduct a study to assess the impact of companies selling products in the United States using place-based marketing without...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB767EnrollRaises 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB817EnrollEstablishes regulations for the sale of stored property insurance by self-service storage facility owners. Requires owners to hold a limited lines license to sell, solicit, or offer coverage under a stored property insurance policy. Effective 1/1/202...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB759EnrollRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Appropriates fun...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB804EnrollEstablishes the culturally competent palliative care pilot program within the Department of Health to promote palliative care, gather health care utilization data, and conduct bidding for at least two pilot programs for home- or community-based palli...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB693EnrollClarifies what pedestrians are required to do when in a crosswalk while a countdown timer is operating. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB754EnrollEnacts produce safety rules in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB852EnrollClarifies that lost earnings, mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy are eligible for reimbursement to a crime victim as a result of a defendant's offense. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB772EnrollRepeals the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Requires rules adopted by the counties related to stacking of beer to refer to a sta...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1039EnrollPermits 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB981EnrollRepeals 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1442EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1404EnrollAppropriates funds for the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; provided that the funds are matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by a private or an...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1353EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1494EnrollEstablishes a working group within the department of health to evaluate current behavioral health care and related systems and identify steps to promote effective integration to respond to and coordinate care for persons experiencing substance abuse,...
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1486EnrollAllows 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1037EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB947EnrollProhibits the disability of a parent or caregiver from being the sole factor in determining fitness as a foster parent, adoptive parent, guardian, parent seeking custody or visitation, or provider of a safe family home. (CD1)
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2019-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1525EnrollMakes permanent the licensure requirements for home care agencies licensed by the Department of Health. (CD1)
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2019-05-03
Enrolled to Governor.
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).
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).
HISB812PassEstablishes the operating budget for certain programs of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes or amends certain special fund ceilings and provides for suspension or refund of fees if the ceiling is exceeded. (SB812 HD2)
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2019-04-29
Act 029, 04/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1130).
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.
HISB768EngrossPermits certain minors to consent to treatment or counseling by a mental health professional. Requires, as part of the standard of care, the minor patient to be informed about confidentiality. Restricts disclosure of a minor's payment information for...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 4:30PM in conference room 229.
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).
HISB1401EngrossProvides that a pharmacy benefit manager may not prohibit the sharing of an insured individual's cost share for a prescription drug and clinical efficacy of a more affordable alternative drug and prevents penalization of a pharmacy or pharmacist for ...
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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 229.
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.
HISB1526EngrossAppropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app. (SB1526 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:00PM in conference room 312.
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).
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.
HISB821EngrossRequires all places of public accommodation and state building construction constructed or substantially modified after December 31, 2020, to provide baby diaper-changing accommodations and baby feeding accommodations that are equally accessible to m...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 9:20AM in conference room 325.
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.
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.
HISB417EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation and provision of emergency medical services. Authorizes transportation to certain medical facilities. Appropriates funds to meet collective bargaining requirements and personnel...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 826).
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).
HISCR171PassRequesting The Auditor To Assess The Social And Financial Effects Of Requiring Health Insurers To Provide Coverage For Clinical Victim Support Services For Victims Of Sexual Violence And Abuse.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
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