Hawaii Senator Sharon Moriwaki [D]

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HISB767PassRaises 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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2019-07-12
Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 283, 07/10/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1403).
HISB9PassRequires the Hawaii public housing authority to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to reimburse Section 8 landlords for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage under certain circumstances. Appropriates funds. (CD...
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2019-07-09
Act 215, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1317).
HISB272PassClarifies the conditions under which condominium unit owners can install solar energy devices. Amends the definition of "solar energy devices" to include building-applied and building-integrated photovoltaics and to exclude passive solar skylights an...
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2019-07-09
Act 243, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1345).
HISB301VetoDisallows dividends paid deduction for real estate investment trusts. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Sunsets 12/31/2023. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1382).
HISB536PassClarifies 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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2019-07-09
Act 256, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1358).
HISB1442PassRequires 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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2019-07-09
Act 239, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).
HISB1394PassEstablishes a historic preservation income tax credit. Repeals on 12/31/2024. (CD1)
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2019-07-09
Act 267, 07/08/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1369).
HISB1486PassAllows 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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2019-07-09
Act 230, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1332).
HISB804PassEstablishes 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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2019-07-05
Act 182, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1284).
HISB1025PassRequires 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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2019-06-28
Act 126, 06/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228).
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).
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).
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).
HISB130EngrossAppropriates funds for the judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low-income and moderate-income persons. (SB130 HD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325.
HISB1047EngrossCreates new petty misdemeanor for the abuse of a family or household member. Repeals June 30, 2022. (SB1047 HD2)
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2019-04-25
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-26-19 3:45PM in conference room 225.
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).
HISB365EngrossChanges the annual $35,000,000 rolling cap and $15,000,000 per qualified production cap for the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit. Authorizes an additional percentage of the Tax Credit for certain qualified post-pro...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:01PM in conference room 224.
HISB638PassAdds unlicensed sale of liquor and unlicensed manufacture of liquor as offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture and increases the grade of the offense of unlicensed sale of liquor to a class C felony. Amends definitions of "organized crim...
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2019-04-24
Act 015, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1116).
HISB1048EngrossMakes confidentiality clauses in employment contracts unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims. Bans mandatory arbitration agreements as to sexual harassment claims. Makes mandatory confidentiality clauses in an arbitration agreement unenforceabl...
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2019-04-24
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-25-19 2:00PM in conference room 423.
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).
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.
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.
HISCR120PassRequesting The Hawaii Developmental Disabilities Council To Convene A Working Group To Identify Strategies And Agreements To Better Coordinate Services Provided To Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities And Their Families.
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR119PassRequesting The State Energy Office, In Collaboration With The Department Of Agriculture, To Create And Implement A Strategic Plan To Increase Renewable Energy And Local Food Production And Create An Economic Impact Report Based On Implementation Of T...
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2019-04-23
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR174PassRequesting A Study On The Significance Of Traditional Hawaiian Practices, Including The Makahiki, And Their Effect On The Perpetuation Of Native Hawaiian Culture.
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2019-04-23
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.
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).
HISB537EngrossTransitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders th...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 907).
HISCR62EngrossUrging The Governor's Coordinator On Homelessness And The City And County Of Honolulu To Collaborate And Prioritize Their Homelessness Efforts In The Area Surrounding The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center By Convening A Task Force.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR61EngrossRequesting The Hawaii Community Development Authority To Study Properties In Or Around Kakaako To Recommend Appropriate Sites For A New Fire Station And To Identify Existing Fire Stations That May Be Relocated Or Expanded To More Effectively Serve Th...
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR56EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Convene A School Impact Fee Review Task Force To Review The School Impact Fees Law, Including Enforcement Of Existing Law, And Make Any Recommendations To Address Current And Future Needs For The Development ...
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR74EngrossEncouraging The Department Of Education And Other Agency And Community Stakeholders To Continue Meeting As A Working Group For Sexual Violence Prevention Education In Public Schools.
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2019-04-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HISCR180EngrossSupporting The Development Of A Hawaiian Language Plan, Including Goals, Benchmarks, Strategies, And Outcomes, To Build Upon Accomplishments And To Accelerate The Normalization Of olelo Hawaii.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR153EngrossRequesting The Department Of Agriculture To Study And Make Recommendations On How To Increase Compliance With The Various Requirements For Agricultural Lands And To Prevent Abuse Of Agricultural Land Leases.
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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
HISCR108EngrossExpressing Support For A Motor Vehicle Racetrack Or Race Way Park On Oahu And Requesting The Department Of Public Safety, Department Of Business, Economic Development, And Tourism, And The City And County Of Honolulu To Facilitate And Approve Its Dev...
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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
HISCR122EngrossUrging The Governor To Nominate Opportunity Zones To Assist With Economic Development In Census Tracts In Wahiawa And Whitmore Village.
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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
HISCR190EngrossRequesting The Department Of Education To Conduct A Study To Assess The Adequacy Of The Department's Vocational Education Programs To Prepare Students For A Career In A Vocation.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR111EngrossRequesting The Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group To Continue Its Work To Address The Complexities Surrounding Medical Cannabis Reimbursements By Health Insurance.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR188EngrossRequesting The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs To Complete The 2017 Independent Financial Audit And Management Review Of The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs And Its Subsidiaries.
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISCR121EngrossUrging The Department Of Human Resources Development, In Conjunction With Other Principal Departments, Office Of The Governor, Office Of The Lieutenant Governor, Legislature, And Judiciary, To Implement A Pilot Fellowship Program To Train Prospective...
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2019-04-15
To House Finance Committee
HISR14PassRequesting The Department Of Transportation To Conduct A Study On The Necessity Of Vehicle Safety Inspections In Hawaii.
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
HISR15PassRequesting The Department Of Agriculture And Hawaii Tourism Authority To Report To The Legislature On The Processing Of State Of Hawaii Plant And Animal Declaration Forms, Including The Costs Involved, And Convene A Task Force To Review The Efficacy ...
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2019-04-12
Report and Resolution Adopted.
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