Hawaii Representative Tom Brower [D]

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HIHB543PassDirects the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to initiate negotiations and exercise its power of eminent domain to acquire the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project on Maui unless the ground lease is renegotiated, or a n...
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2019-06-12
Act 098, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1199).
HIHB624PassPart I: Purpose section. Part II: Establishes the strategic development programs revolving fund and transfers powers, duties, and programs of the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) under Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). ...
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2019-06-12
Act 056, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1157).
HIHB655PassDesignates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. (SD1)
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2019-06-12
HB655 HD1 became law without the Governor's signature, Act 036, 04/23/2019, (Gov. Msg. No. 1137).
HIHB1417PassRequires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (HB1417 CD1)
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2019-06-12
Act 082, 06/07/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1183).
HIHCR223PassUrging The Department Of Education To Offer Vegetarian Lunch Meals In All Public Schools At Least Once Weekly.
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2019-05-06
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB1453EnrollAuthorizes the DOH to establish fees for ground transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emerg...
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2019-05-03
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR168PassUrging The Convening Of A Task Force To Evaluate And Identify Potential Sources And Means Of Funding Available To Provide Support For And Help Maintain The Hawaii Wildlife Center Facility And Hawaii's Endangered Wildlife.
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2019-05-02
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR193PassRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Follow-up Study To Its 2015 Study Of Departmental Engineering Sections That Manage Capital Improvement Projects.
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2019-05-02
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB252EnrollEstablishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 01/01/2022. (HB252 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB290EnrollAuthorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for their personal medical use. (HB290 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB560EnrollRequires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects and an advisory committee of industry ...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB629EnrollCreates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. Takes effect on 3/1/2020. (SD2)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB401EnrollRequires all public agencies to identify and evaluate vehicle fleet energy efficiency programs to be implemented using vehicle fleet performance contracts, whereby the agencies may contract for the provision of vehicles or associated capital investme...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB556EnrollRequires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to adopt minimum appliance efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the State that are substantially equivalent to existing appliance efficiency standards es...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB699EnrollAllows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to evict a tenant convicted of a felony committed during the term of the tenancy and related to the HPHA's property or funds or its employees and their property. (HB699 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB710EnrollAdds reproductive health decisions to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices. (HB710 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB756EnrollRequires the DOT, after consultation with the counties, to adopt rules prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices placed pursuant to the Statewide Traffic Code. Specifies the factors the DOT and the coun...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB812EnrollIncludes low-speed electric bicycles in the definition of bicycle. Prohibits anyone under the age of fifteen from operating a low-speed electric bicycle. Imposes registration fee. (HB812 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB820EnrollRequires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to study and formulate a plan to implement an ALOHA homes program to provide low-cost, high-density leasehold homes for sale to Hawaii residents on state-owned lands within a one-half mi...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB757EnrollRequires DOT and county transportation departments to adopt Vision Zero policies to prevent and eliminate traffic fatalities. Requires the State Highway Safety Council, in consultation with the counties, to review traffic policies and recommendations...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB903EnrollRequires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force. (HB903 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1157EnrollExempts students in post-secondary education programs from immunization requirements if they attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning, under certain conditions. (HB1157 CD1)
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1273EnrollCreates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund to capture federal moneys resulting from DOH's participation in the SSA 1915(c) waiver program. Requires DOH and DHS to work with stakeholder...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1270EnrollExtends the hospital sustainability program for two years. Clarifies exemptions from the hospital sustainability fee and increases the allowable aggregate fees to be charged. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability special fund for fisc...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1383EnrollProvides for the expungement of criminal records pertaining solely to the possession of three grams or less of marijuana. Decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and establishes that the possession is a violation punishable ...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1449EnrollExtends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2021. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Increases the nursing facility sustainability fee limit fr...
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2019-05-01
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHCR56PassRequesting The Department Of Education To Establish Training Programs To Empower Parents, Teachers, Students, And Administrators On How To Prevent, Identify, Report, And Mitigate All Forms Of Child Abuse That May Take Place.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR220PassRequesting The Attorney General To Convene An Autonomous Vehicle Legal Preparation Task Force.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR216PassSupporting The Development Of College Esports At The University Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-30
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHB201EnrollClarifies that a state department that is a member of the invasive species council, counties, and its employees and authorized agents, have authority to enter private property to control and eradicate invasive species when there is a reasonable suspi...
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2019-04-26
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB476EngrossProhibits advertising of public housing units and housing subject to an owner or renter occupancy requirement under chapters 201H, 206E, and 356D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for rental purposes and requires county police departments to enforce the proh...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 4:40PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB613EngrossEstablishes the state youthBuild Program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild Program grants. Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to award grants eligible non-profit or pub...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 2:00PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB477EngrossEstablishes a Homeownership Housing Revolving Fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit housing development organizations and community development financial institutions for the development of affordable homeownership housing projects under a ...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 4:40PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB422PassAuthorizes contracts entered by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for the marketing of all uses of the Hawaii Convention Center to be issued separately from the management, use, operation, or maintenance of the facility.
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2019-04-26
Act 026, 04/25/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1127).
HIHB748EnrollProhibits civil asset forfeiture unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Excludes the forfeiture proceedings for an animal pending criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to deposit the net proc...
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2019-04-26
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1272EnrollAuthorizes pharmacies to accept the return of any prescription drug for disposal via collection receptacles or mail-back programs; prohibits pharmacies from redispensing returned prescription drugs or accepting returned prescription drugs in exchange...
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2019-04-26
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB1408EngrossEstablishes the Office of the Housing Advocate to work with all state agencies that manage land to advocate for solutions to the State's housing shortage, and monitor, comment, and report on the State's production of affordable housing units and the ...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 4:40PM in Conference Room 423.
HIHB1219EngrossAuthorizes the designation of areas or regions of public lands classified as commercial, industrial, resort and hotel, and the establishment and implementation of guidelines for the redevelopment of the areas or regions that will: (1) modernize the p...
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2019-04-26
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-26-19 at 5:55PM in Conference Room 312.
HIHB402EngrossRequires that all grants and contracts awarded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs shall be subject to be individually approved by the board of trustees. Reduces the University of Hawaii's portion of receipts from the use, sale, lease, or other disposi...
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2019-04-25
Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 868).
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting. (SD2)
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 3:20PM in conference room 325.
HIHB713EngrossEstablishes a three-year Homeless Employment Grant Program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to t...
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 2:15PM in conference room 225.
HIHB1146EngrossRequires procurement officers to complete past performance evaluations of contractors. Requires past performance to be considered in all sole source procurement and any competitive contracts that exceeds the small purchase threshold. Establishes an i...
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2019-04-25
Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 1:00PM in conference room 325.
HIHB1485EngrossEstablishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2020, for automatically preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students who are at least 16 years old to vote. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-26-19 11:00AM in conference room 329.
HIHB1541EngrossEstablishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center within the University of Hawaii to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-25
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Friday, 04-26-19 5:30PM in conference room 016.
HIHB31PassAmends the voter information requirements for election nomination papers and the withdrawal of a nominating voter's signature by requiring only the month and date portions of a voter's date of birth. Repeals the social security number requirements. (...
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2019-04-24
Act 022, 04/23/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1123).
HIHB615EngrossRequires the Board of Education to invite the exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board. Effective 7/1/2050....
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2019-04-24
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 958).
HIHB747EngrossEstablishes employment first as a state policy with respect to disabled persons. Requires state and county agencies to implement this policy in hiring and all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies employment f...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HIHB1193EngrossAmends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit and cap amount. Effec...
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2019-04-23
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 953).
HIHB1274EngrossEstablishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Effective 1/1/2051. (SD1)
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 948).
HIHB1416EngrossEstablishes a Suicide Prevention Commission to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicides within Hawaii's correctional system. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health to develop a centralized assessment and treatment program. (SD1)
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2019-04-22
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 948).
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