Hawaii Senator Russell Ruderman [D]

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HISB1389EngrossAuthorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, at the request of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), to establish and operate transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement zone subaccounts within the dwell...
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2019-03-07
To House Transportation Committee
HISB1463EngrossReplaces the environmental response, energy, and food security tax with a carbon emissions tax. Repeals state fuel taxes under the fuel tax law. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to submit an annual report to the ...
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2019-03-07
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISB1502EngrossAdds the chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the chairperson's designee to serve as an ex officio, voting member of the Commission on Water Resource Management.
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2019-03-07
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISB1501EngrossAppropriates funds to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to implement the cesspool compliance grant program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2019-03-07
To House Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee
HISCR32IntroUrging State And County Agencies And The University Of Hawaii System To Implement Flexible Work Schedules Through Staggered Work Hours For Their Employees To Ease Traffic Congestion.
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2019-03-07
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISR24IntroUrging State And County Agencies And The University Of Hawaii System To Implement Flexible Work Schedules Through Staggered Work Hours For Their Employees To Ease Traffic Congestion.
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2019-03-07
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISR30IntroRequesting The Honolulu Board Of Water Supply To Investigate Standards And Procedures For Allowing Event Sponsors To Access Additional State And County Controlled Or Operated Water Supplies.
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2019-03-07
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB458IntroBeginning after December 31, 2021, requires the department of taxation to track the revenues generated by each industry in the State and requires a report of its findings to be submitted to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the conve...
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2019-02-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB952IntroRequires that if an application for pardon is not referred to the Director of Public Safety and the Hawaii Paroling Authority by the Governor, then the Governor shall provide public notice and a waiting period of fourteen days shall apply to the gran...
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2019-02-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB720IntroExpands access to medicaid home and community-based services to include individuals who require home care services more than twice weekly, do not have ready access to reliable transportation, and live thirty miles or more from the nearest hospital. (...
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2019-02-26
The committee on CPH deferred the measure.
HISB676IntroAppropriates funds to establish one full-time equivalent position in the executive office on aging to coordinate the provision of public and private Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services and update the state plan on Alzheimer's disease an...
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2019-02-21
The committee on WAM deferred the measure.
HISB488IntroRequires the department of agriculture to conduct a study on what metrics to use to accurately determine how much food is locally produced. Directs the department of agriculture to consult with a firm that specializes in food security metrics and wit...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB435IntroInstructs the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to assess the effects of tourism on climate change and publish a report on its findings. Appropriates moneys. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB528IntroExpands the pool of orthodontists who are eligible to perform medically necessary orthodontic services for treatment of certain orofacial anomalies covered by health insurance.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB521IntroCreates the plastic marine debris working group to research best practices of plastic marine debris disposal and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB436IntroRequires the Department of Health, in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation, to conduct a study on the impacts of aviation noise on residents of the State. Appropriates funds to the Department of ...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB356IntroRequires homeowners insurers to provide written and oral disclosure to an insured regarding the natural disaster perils not covered by the insured's homeowners insurance policy.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB490IntroEstablishes a community food forest program in the Department of Land and Natural Resources to work collaboratively with local government and community organizations to provide sources of healthy food statewide. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB486IntroRequires the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to review and report on the concept of food labeling based on the food's environmental impact and make recommendations on how to implement this type of food labeling. Appropriate...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB407IntroAppropriates funds as a subsidy to the office of the prosecuting attorney for Hawaii county for the career criminal prosecution unit.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB483IntroAuthorizes the use of private lands for the ohana zones pilot program. Provides additional time for the implementation of the ohana zones pilot program. Extends sunset dates of the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment and Medical Respite pilo...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB531IntroMakes financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult by a caregiver a Class A felony. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB771IntroEstablishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who lease housing to certain low-income tenants. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB670IntroIncreases the maximum fine that may be assessed per fireworks-related violation from $2,000 to $5,000, provided that the fireworks violation does not otherwise have a specific penalty enumerated in chapter 132D, HRS.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB639IntroSpecifies that ten per cent of the moneys in the Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund shall be appropriated to the executive office on aging for purposes of the kupuna care program and the kupuna caregivers program. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB684IntroExempts members of a county council from the limitation on the number of members that may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official board business, including a meeting of another entity, legislative hearing, conv...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB828IntroEstablishes a Coastal Erosion Proactive Adaptation Plan Task Force, to be assisted by an Advisory Group, to develop a Coastal Erosion Proactive Adaptation Plan for streamlined and proactive shoreline permitting procedures that better mitigate impacts...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB958IntroRequires the Chief Election Officer, with assistance from the county clerks for elections involving county offices and countywide ballot issues, to publish an online voters' pamphlet on the Office of Elections' public website and publish and distribu...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB949IntroAppropriates funds for a state civil service position to draft rules that implement and clarify the intent of chapter 195D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, work with applicants for incidental take licenses to develop their projects to minimize and mitigate ...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB930IntroRequires the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission and coordinator to assist the State and counties with developing and implementing various sea level rise adaptation plans and climate change mitigation efforts. Appropriate funds...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1045IntroRequires barber, beauty operator, and instructor licensees under the board of barbering and cosmetology to complete a one-time, one-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB939IntroRequires student transportation costs for charter school students to be included in the department of budget and finance's annual budget request rather than including it in the per-pupil funding amount. Requires the state public charter school commis...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1040IntroRequires the State Commission on the Status of Women to maintain a database on sex trafficking. Requires reports to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB897IntroAppropriates funds for an additional full-time Environmental Health Specialist IV position within the Department of Health to monitor water quality on the island of Hawaii.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1136IntroProhibits scuba spearfishing at night for the purpose of taking aquatic life, except through a permit. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1138IntroTransfers jurisdiction and management of the parking lot surrounding Iolani Palace from the department of accounting and general services to the department of land and natural resources. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1302IntroAppropriates funds for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities for the county of Hawaii.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1349IntroAuthorizes staggered work weeks for public employees. Takes effect on 1/1/2051. (SD1)
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1514IntroProhibits any state agency, including departments, offices, boards, agencies, authorities, instrumentalities, public corporations, other governmental organizations, and political subdivisions, from creating any corporate entity without the approval o...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1484IntroAppropriates funds for the department of land and natural resources to devise an appropriate plan to create a hiking trail from Malaekahana state park, along the coast, to Turtle Bay Resort passing makai of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB449IntroRequires the court and the prosecution to take appropriate action to ensure a prompt trial in order to minimize the length of time a child abuse victim or minor witness must endure the stress of the child's involvement in the proceedings. (SD1)
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2019-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB527IntroRequires the Department of Health to convene a working group to develop a universal symbol, quality control procedures with a focus on a retail product recall system, and standards, regulations, and protocols for the manufacture and sale of edible me...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB755IntroEstablishes the agricultural housing task force within the office of planning to study existing county and state laws, rules, and processes for construction of employee housing within agricultural districts to identify barriers to construction, make ...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB635IntroProposes an amendment to article IX, section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, to require the Legislature to consider the effect of its actions on the price of housing in the State. (SD1)
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1120IntroIncreases the rate of real estate conveyance tax for condominiums and single family residences ineligible for a county home-owner's exemption with a value of at least $2,000,000. Amends the calculation for the amount of conveyance taxes to be deposit...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB452IntroAppropriates funds to continue and expand health care apprenticeship programs at UH community colleges.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB686IntroLegalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of cannabis in a specified quantity. Authorizes medical cannabis dispensaries to sell non-medical cannabis for personal use beginning February 1, 2021. Subjects transactions for non-medical cannabis to...
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2019-02-13
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1055IntroRequires the governor, lieutenant governor, members of the legislature, governor-appointed executive of each principal department, president of the University of Hawaii, superintendent of education, administrative director of the State, administrativ...
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2019-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1298IntroAppropriates funds to the department of transportation for the purpose of reopening Highway 132, also known as Kapoho Road.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB240IntroRequires the state building codes to incorporate the International Green Construction Code and minimum requirements for the recycling, reuse, donation, and resale of non-hazardous construction waste.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
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