Hawaii Senator Russell Ruderman [D]

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HISB471PassAppropriates funds for core homelessness services, including the outreach program, rapid re-housing program, housing first program, family assessment centers, stored property and debris removal services, and the state rent supplemental program. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 062, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1163).
HISB753PassAppropriates funds for operational expenses for revitalizing the Aquaculture Development Program within HDOA. (CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 063, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).
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.
HISB330EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB335EnrollRequires 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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2019-05-06
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.
HISB522EnrollCreates the plastic source reduction working group to make recommendations to reuse, reduce, recycle, and recover plastic waste. (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.
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.
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.
HISB1148EnrollAppropriates funds into and out of the agricultural loan revolving fund for the Department of Agriculture to provide loans to support local ranchers and farmers. (CD1)
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2019-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB1124EnrollRequires a licensed psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and psychiatric specialization to determine, prior to a person's discharge from a psychiatric facility, whether an assisted community treatment plan is...
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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.
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.
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).
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).
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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2019-04-26
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 1:45PM in conference room 225.
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.
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).
HISB1150EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. (SB1150 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:01AM in conference room 224.
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.
HISR154PassRequesting The Extension Of Keaunui Drive To Renton Road In Ewa Beach.
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2019-04-25
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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.
HISCR38PassUrging 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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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate agreement and Adoption (Sen. Com No. 957).
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).
HISB485EngrossIncreases the amount of barrel tax deposited into the agricultural development and food security special fund. (SB485 HD1)
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 954).
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).
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.
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).
HISCR11PassReaffirming The Use Of The Term "deaf-blind" By The State Of Hawaii And The Counties.
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2019-04-22
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISB1395EngrossAppropriates funds for the State Rent Supplement Program. (SB1395 HD2)
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2019-04-22
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-23-19 3:00PM in conference room 225.
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.
HISR149PassRequesting 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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2019-04-22
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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
Enrolled to Governor.
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
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).
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).
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
Enrolled to Governor.
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