Hawaii Senator Stanley Chang [D]

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HISB1164IntroAdds the promotion of civics learning in the K-12 curriculum to the education objective and policies for sociocultural advancement. Adds the development of resources and programs for civic education in the K-12 curriculum as a priority guideline to p...
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2019-01-29
To Senate Education Committee
HISB454IntroAuthorizes qualifying patients to form medical cannabis collectives. Specifies requirements for the collectives and members of the collectives. Requires the Department of Health to certify and regulate the collectives.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB542IntroRequires reimbursement for prescriptions issued pursuant to the our care, our choice act, regardless of the prescription drug coverage provisions of the patient's health insurance. Establishes penalties for pharmacies and pharmacists, or their agents...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1049IntroEstablishes a Hawaii retirement savings program and the Hawaii retirement savings program administrative fund. Requires the department of budget and finance to annually report to the governor and legislature. Appropriates moneys.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1059IntroRequires an automatic recount of election votes when the margin of victory for election contests and ballot measures is equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1056IntroRequires lobbyists and specified individuals to file two additional reports to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, including one report on the second Friday in August and one report on the first Monday in November in general election years, similarly...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB890IntroAmends Act 127, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to clarify the duties of the Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing and add additional members to the Special Action Team for the purpose of addressing issues related to extremely low-income hous...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB1155IntroAllows discussions between members of the state legislature and one or more members of a board, under certain conditions and prohibits any contrary law or rule.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1152IntroAllows dogs in restaurants at the restaurant owner's or manager's discretion provided that certain conditions are met.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1125IntroEstablishes penalties for failure to comply with certain submerged land reclamation regulations. Adds requirements for presently reclaimed land to be disposed of by the Board of Land and Natural Resources, without recourse to public auction, to an ab...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB1165IntroAppropriates funds for professional development and classroom resources related to the college, career and civic life framework for social studies state standards. Establishes one full-time resource teacher position and appropriates funds for the pos...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1119IntroAppropriates funds into and out of the rental housing revolving fund and dwelling unit revolving fund.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB1290IntroProhibits a full-service restaurant from providing a single-use plastic straw to a consumer unless requested by the consumer. Takes effect 1/1/2020.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1331IntroDirects the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to immediately initiate negotiations with the owners of the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project to acquire the property. Requires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB1308IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the ninth senatorial district.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1358IntroAppropriates funds for a capital improvement project for the acquisition of and other costs for a parcel of agricultural land on Oahu.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1441IntroRequires the state auditor to conduct an audit of the division of consumer advocacy and submit a report of its findings.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB1448IntroAppropriates funds to the department of education.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1381IntroEliminates the mortgage interest deduction for second homes under Hawaii income tax law. Requires the department of taxation to calculate the savings and transfer an equivalent amount of income taxes to the director of finance for deposit into the re...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1392IntroEstablishes a task force to review the school impact fees law, the enforcement of the law, and recommend any necessary amendments. Appropriates funds for the administrative and operating expenses of the task force.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1408IntroRequires each district health officer for the Department of Health to be a licensed physician.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1369IntroRequires the department of health to coordinate with each county water and sewage department to establish a low interest loan program for the upgrade or conversion of cesspools in each county to aerobic treatment unit systems.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1372IntroRequires, on or before 9/1/2019, that the department of health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage t...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB1384IntroChanges the composition of the Hawaii Health Authority (HHA) from 9 to 13 to reflect Hawaii's diversity and requires the HHA to submit an updated comprehensive health plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the hiring of an executive director...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1350IntroProhibits the manufacture and sale of animal fur products except in certain circumstances.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1409IntroAppropriates funds to the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii to study the impact and feasibility of creating a teaching hospital on West Hawaii.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB1390IntroRequires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a vision zero policy that seeks to prevent and ultimately eliminate all traffic fatalities through a combination of engineering, enforcement, education, and ...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1407IntroAmends the distribution of the transient accommodations tax by changing the amount distributed to the counties from a fixed sum to a percentage of the revenues collected. Ties the amount of revenue distributed to the tourism special fund to the Honol...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB1449IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the eighteenth senatorial district.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1477IntroIncreases the minimum wage rate to $11.10 per hour beginning 01/01/20, $12.10 per hour beginning 01/01/21, $13.10 per hour beginning 01/01/22, $14.10 per hour beginning 01/01/23, and $15.00 per hour beginning 01/01/24. Beginning 01/01/20, allows an e...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1489IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operations of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee. Appropriates funds to hire an expert on natural and physical environment to serve in a full-time equivalent position on the comm...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB1487IntroDesignates the Hawaii children's discovery center as the State of Hawaii Children's Museum.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB1485IntroAuthorizes schools to accept donations in exchange for naming rights of school buildings, facilities, equipment, and fixtures.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1513IntroAppropriates funds for provisions related to education.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1493IntroAppropriates funds to the commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts to plan for the thirteenth festival of pacific arts to be held in Honolulu from June 11 through 27, 2020.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB442IntroAuthorizes the counties to adopt ordinances to legalize marijuana cultivation, possession, sale, transfer, and use, for persons over the age of twenty-one. Clarifies that medical use of cannabis laws and penal code provisions pertaining to drug and i...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB539IntroMakes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to certain health care facility workers a Class C felony.
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2019-01-25
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB444IntroRequires insurers, mutual benefit societies, fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to recognize naturopathic physicians as primary care providers and provide coverage for health care services provided by a naturopathic phy...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB555IntroIncreases the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2020. Repeals language allowing the hourly wage of a tipped employee to be increased on account of tips. Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to annually calculate the adjusted min...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB386IntroRepeals provision requiring light transmittance of no less than thirty-five per cent on side and rear windows of certain vehicles using sun screening devices and glazing material. Expands exemption from regulation of sun screening side windows and re...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB368IntroProhibits food service businesses from the sale and distribution of plastic straws.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB369IntroPhases in a prohibition on the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB461IntroRequires LRB to conduct a feasibility study associated with the implementation of audiovisual technology in both chambers of the legislature and submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the legislature. Makes an appropriation.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB545IntroAllows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use and
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB476IntroIncreases the minimum wage annually starting January 1, 2020. Beginning September 30, 2024, and thereafter, requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate to the nearest five cents using the Honol...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB473IntroSpecifies how certain percentages of the county surcharge on state general excise tax may be used by a county with a population equal to or less than 500,000.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB496IntroAuthorizes a court to order the forfeiture of Employees' Retirement System benefits of an ERS member, former member, or retirant upon conviction of the individual for a felony related to the State or county employment of the individual. Authorizes de...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB466IntroRequires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to conduct a feasibility study in consultation with the department of agriculture on the viability of an integrated, multi-crop production system for palm-based vegetable oil for ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB459IntroAuthorizes the construction of tiny homes for residential use within agricultural districts, on farms that are engaged in agricultural production. Provides that a tiny home shall be subject to county ordinances or permitting requirements that are dir...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB532IntroAmends the definition of "physician", for purposes of health care peer review, to include physicians participating in nationally-recognized accredited graduate medical training programs that occur in a health care entity.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
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