Hawaii Senator Russell Ruderman [D]

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HISR120IntroRequesting 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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2019-04-22
One Day Notice 04-23-19.
HISCR136EngrossUrging 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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2019-04-22
Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2297), recommending adoption.
HISB335EngrossRequires public meeting notices to include instructions regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities. Requires boards to post a notice in the board's office and to retain a copy of proof of filing the notice with the Lieutenant Governor's o...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB540EngrossAllows the Board of Pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration research projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain conditions. (SB540 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB412EngrossMakes an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to register for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declin...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB470EngrossAuthorizes the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Extends the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2022. Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 20...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB522EngrossCreates the plastic source reduction working group to make recommendations for eliminating single-use plastic packaging. Establishes the Solid Waste Prevention Coordinator in DOH. Appropriates funds. (SB522 HD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
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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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 10:30 am]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-22-19 10:30AM in conference room 229.
HISB536EngrossClarifies 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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2019-04-18
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, C. Lee, B. Kobayashi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB471EngrossAppropriates funds to homeless programs, including outreach, rapid re-housing, housing first, family assessment centers, and diversion programs and the coordinated statewide homelessness initiative. Establishes a long-term rental assistance pilot pro...
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm]
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB908EngrossEstablishes a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds. (SB908 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB911EngrossAppropriates funds to improve health care services related to cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center. (SB911 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB1039EngrossPermits 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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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm]
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 325.
HISB947EngrossProhibits 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. (SB947 HD1)
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2019-04-18
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 3 Ayes: Representative(s) San Buenaventura, C. Lee, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISCR11EngrossReaffirming The Use Of The Term "deaf-blind" By The State Of Hawaii And The Counties.
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2019-04-18
Transmitted to Senate.
HISB1150EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB1148EngrossAppropriates funds into and out of the agricultural loan revolving fund for the Department of Agriculture to provide loans to local ranchers and farmers negatively affected by natural disasters. (SB1148 HD1)
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 10:00 am]
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISB1151EngrossIncreases the amount of state funds that the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture may approve for any agricultural and aquacultural loan. (SB1151 HD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
HISB1124EngrossRequires the administrator or attending physician to assess whether an assisted community treatment plan is indicated and to make certain arrangements if so indicated. Specifies the role of the AG for petitions of involuntary hospitalizations and ass...
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 9:30 am]
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-19 9:30AM in conference room 229.
HISB1351EngrossAuthorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections into the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an al...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISB1353EngrossRequires the Department of Agriculture to establish a permanent industrial hemp program pursuant to federal law and a corresponding special fund. Establishes authorized cultivation of hemp as an affirmative defense to marijuana offenses. Excludes hem...
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 10:00 am]
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
HISB1466EnrollEstablishes a process by which a law enforcement officer, family or household member, medical professional, educator, or colleague may obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition when the person poses a danger of c...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 916).
HISB1494EngrossEstablishes a working group within DOH 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, mental health condit...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).
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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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm]
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 918).
HISCR38EngrossUrging Restaurants To Donate Any Leftover Food To Homeless Shelters At The End Of Their Business Day And Urging The Department Of Health To Develop And Disseminate Temperature Controlled For Safety Food Donation Guidelines.
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2019-04-18
Transmitted to Senate.
HISCR175EngrossRequesting The State To Convene An Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee To Investigate How To Implement, Develop, And Regulate Artificial Intelligence In The State.
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2019-04-18
To House Finance Committee
HISCR205EngrossUrging 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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2019-04-18
Transmitted to Senate.
HISCR204EngrossUrging 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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2019-04-18
Transmitted to Senate.
HISR166IntroRequesting The United States Postal Service To Issue A Commemorative Postage Stamp In Honor Of Alfred Aholo Apaka.
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:31 pm]
The committee(s) on LCA recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in LCA were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Taniguchi, S. Chang, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara, Fevella.
HISR149IntroRequesting The University Of Hawaii Board Of Regents To Review And, As Needed, Conform The Classification Of Its Faculty To Ensure Greater Alignment With The Mission And Purpose Of The University And Incorporate The Association Of American Universiti...
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HISB242EngrossEstablishes a task force to study the accessibility and utilization of essential services by developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals in the State. (SB242 HD2)
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2019-04-17
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-18-19 2:15PM in conference room 225.
HISB330EngrossRequires the Department of Human Services to implement an earned income disregard program as an intermediate step to implementing a medicaid buy-in program. Requires reports to the legislature. Takes effect upon approval by the Centers for Medicare a...
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2019-04-17
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-18-19 2:15PM in conference room 225.
HISB541EngrossSimplifies the list of manufactured cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Updates transdermal patches to department-approved transdermal devices in the medical cannabis dispensary laws, thereby including non-patc...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISB1037EngrossAmends 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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2019-04-17
The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, Morikawa, San Buenaventura, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB1034EngrossClarifies that the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for advancing methodologies of digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Sunsets June 30, 2024. (SB1034 HD1)
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISB1405EngrossEstablishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Increases tobacco wholesaler or dealer license fees and retail permit fees. Increases administrative fines and criminal penalties for electronic smoking devices by persons under the a...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISR154IntroRequesting The Extension Of Keaunui Drive To Renton Road In Ewa Beach.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 1:15 pm]
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB767EngrossRaises 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. (SB767 HD1)
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2019-04-16
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 810).
HISB1025EnrollRequires the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to develop and implement a plan to maximize the number of Kupuna Caregivers Program (Program) participants and submit a copy of the Program plan to the 2020 Legislature. Authorizes EOA to adopt administrat...
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2019-04-16
Received notice of reconsideration, Senate agreement, and Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 904).
HISCR124EngrossUrging The Governor, In Coordination With The Department Of Land And Natural Resources, To Establish And Implement A Tree Planting Program.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR102EngrossDeclaring June 27 Of Each Year As Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day And Designating The Month Of June Of Each Year As Post-traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month In Hawaii.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR169EngrossDesignating April As Donate Life Month In Hawaii.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR130EngrossEngaging, Endorsing, Accepting, And Adopting The Aarhus Convention To Achieve The United Nations Paris Agreement, The 2030 Agenda, And The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR184EngrossRequesting The United States Army Corps Of Engineers, State Of Hawaii, And City And County Of Honolulu To Establish A Working Group To Explore Matters Related To The Ala Wai Watershed.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR113EngrossRequesting That The Executive Office On Aging Update The 2013 White Paper On Active Aging And Provide A Final Report On Its Updated Version No Later Than The Start Of The Regular Session Of 2022.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
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