Hawaii Senator Stanley Chang [D]

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HISB1011IntroRequires the Auditor to conduct a management and program audit of the Department of Education's policies relating to bullying and cyberbullying, especially as they apply to students who are members of certain minority groups.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Education Committee
HISB1052IntroConverts the earned income tax credit from a nonrefundable to a refundable tax credit.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1497IntroAppropriates funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the Food and Drug Administration's industry guidance on colored sea salt.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB1053IntroEstablishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the sale of groceries that are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, regardless of the means of purchase and the SNAP eligibility of the purchase...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB432IntroEstablishes and appropriates moneys for a medical respite pilot program to offer medical, nursing, psychiatric, and other care for homeless individuals after being discharged from a hospital. Requires the department of human services to submit an app...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB350IntroAuthorizes the Hawaii community development authority to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for housing development projects on all lands within the Kakaako community development district. Allows the programmatic environmental impa...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB431IntroRequires the department of human services to establish and implement a whole person care pilot program and submit an application for an amendment to the QUEST Integration section 1115 demonstration project to expand its QUEST Integration project to p...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB776IntroRequires the department of transportation to work in conjunction with any relevant educational institution or federal, state, or county agency to develop a strategic plan to protect coastal highways from the effects of coastal erosion and update the ...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB1352IntroClarifies that financial institutions are authorized to conduct business with persons and entities that lawfully deal with industrial hemp.
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2019-02-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB1544IntroEstablishes a Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to provide mentoring on a whole farm system approach to agric...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB1545IntroAuthorizes issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for plans, design, construction, and equipment for a biofuel and animal feed facility in Keaau in the County of Hawaii.
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2019-02-08
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB556IntroAdds the requirement to notify the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gun permit application background check.
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2019-02-07
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB742IntroIncreases the cap amounts of the tax deduction for individual housing accounts. Repeals requirement for the payment of taxes on distributions used for the purchase of a first principal residence. Requires each employer in the State to provide its emp...
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2019-02-07
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB732IntroExempts accessory dwelling units within one-half mile of a rail transit station or bus stop from off-street parking or parking stall requirements.
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2019-02-07
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB825IntroLimits medical malpractice liability for residents and fellows in accredited residency and fellowship programs acting under the supervision of a licensed physician. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-02-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB950IntroRequires 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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2019-02-07
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB1311IntroAllows taxpayers to open an individual housing account in the name of the taxpayer's dependent. Authorizes low-income residents to establish an individual housing account to make payments for first month's rent or a rental deposit or to provide fundi...
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2019-02-07
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB361IntroRequires all drivers to wear safety helmets when driving a moped.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB389IntroAuthorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for agricultural activities that utilize protected agriculture to produce fruits or vegetables for distribution.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1010IntroCodifies certain developmental disabilities under the Department of Health.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1523IntroRequires that workers registered with the department of health's medical cannabis program be reimbursed for the out of pocket cost of medical cannabis through the workers' compensation system in certain circumstances.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB599IntroEstablishes the Criminal Justice Assessment Commission within the Department of Public Safety to recommend methods that will promote collaboration among the state and county criminal justice entities. Appropriates moneys.
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2019-02-05
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB606IntroRepeals all criminal penalties regarding marijuana except with regard to furnishing marijuana to a minor. Requires courts to expunge a person's criminal record for a marijuana conviction if that charge was the only charge emanating from a single set ...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB15IntroAppropriates funds for operating expenses of the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation. (SD1)
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2019-02-04
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB14IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. (SD1)
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2019-02-04
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB16IntroAppropriates funds for capital improvement projects of the Hawaii public housing authority. (SD1)
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2019-02-04
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB214IntroRequires the court to appoint counsel to indigent parents and make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parent. (SD1)
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2019-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB516IntroAmends the definition of eligible project loan to allow loans to be made for certain rent-to-own housing projects. Requires HHFDC to implement the homebuyers' club and rent-to-own housing programs. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds to finance ...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB810IntroEstablishes biennial requirements of forty credit hours in specified continuing medical education programs for renewal of physician assistant licenses, beginning with the renewal for the licensing biennium on 2/1/2020, and every biennial renewal ther...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB999IntroEstablishes the Hawaii aerospace development corporation to grow investments and job opportunities in the aerospace industry and for workforce development. Transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the office of aerospace development and...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB982IntroChanges the kindergarten start age from five years of age by July 31 to five years of age by December 31.
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2019-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
HISB479IntroRequires a finding that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child as a condition of awarding grandparent visitation rights. Clarifies procedures for an order awarding reasonable grandparent visitatio...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB329IntroRequires commercial marine license applicants to appear in person before the department of land and natural resources. Prohibits the department from issuing or renewing a commercial marine license to an alien crew member who has not been granted perm...
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2019-02-04
To Senate Water and Land Committee
HISB4IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to sixteen years of age.
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2019-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB3IntroRequires the court to appoint an attorney to represent the respondent in a guardianship petition. Requires the court appointed attorney to meet with the respondent at least once prior to the guardianship petition hearing.
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2019-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB481IntroProhibits civil asset forfeiture by reason of the commission of a covered offense, to the extent of the property owner's interest, unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Prohibits the forfeiture of an ...
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2019-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB717IntroRequires members in planned community associations subject to HRS 421J and unit owners in condominiums subject to HRS 514B to register units leased as transient accommodations. Requires associations to submit annual reports to county planning departm...
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2019-02-01
To Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
HISB877IntroMakes an appropriation to establish and fund two advanced life support ambulances based in Puna and Makalei on the island of Hawaii, including acquisition of vehicles, equipment, and personnel costs.
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2019-02-01
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB96IntroRequires domestic and foreign corporations to provide their shareholders with reports of independent expenditures and political contributions.
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2019-01-31
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB400IntroEstablishes the ALOHA homes authority to facilitate the development of low-cost homes for sale to Hawaii residents on state-owned and county-owned land near rail stations of the Honolulu rail transit system, to be known as the urban redevelopment dis...
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2019-01-31
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB847IntroGives various types of fiduciaries access to the digital assets of the principal.
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2019-01-31
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB244IntroProhibits certain large vehicles of more than 10,000 pounds from being driven on the far left lane of any roadway having three or more lanes, with certain exceptions. Establishes a fifty-five mile per hour speed limit for trucks having a gross vehicl...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Transportation Committee
HISB775IntroClarifies the definition of growler. Permits a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than one hundred twenty-five thousand barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a cla...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB715IntroEstablishes parental rights for blind parents or prospective blind parents in the context of child welfare, foster care, family law, and adoption.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Human Services Committee
HISB721IntroRequires a provider of an online platform offering goods and services in the State to provide nondiscriminatory access to the platform and be transparent with platform management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its platform. Prohibits...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Technology and the Arts Committee
HISB904IntroLimits medical malpractice liability for residents and fellows in accredited residency and fellowship programs acting under the supervision of a licensed physician.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB1030IntroRequires the executive office on aging to coordinate with the University of Hawaii center on aging to implement an active aging initiative. Establishes an active aging advisory committee. Appropriates funds.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB913IntroEstablishes a task force within the University of Hawaii to assess the advisability and feasibility of transitioning Hilo medical center into a John A. Burns school of medicine teaching hospital and requires a report to be submitted to the legislatur...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Higher Education Committee
HISB441IntroSpecifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit. Appropriates funds to establish one p...
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2019-01-29
To Senate Housing Committee
HISB945IntroDedicates a minimum of twenty-five per cent of the State's operating budget each fiscal year beginning with the 2020-2021 fiscal year to the department of education for all K-12 education related expenses, including but not limited to payments for st...
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2019-01-29
To Senate Education Committee
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