Hawaii Representative Tom Brower [D]

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HIHCR56EngrossRequesting 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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2019-04-22
Reported from EDU (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2224) with recommendation of adoption, as amended (SD 1).
HIHCR202EngrossDeclaring April As Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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2019-04-22
Reported from CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2222) with recommendation of adoption.
HIHB252EngrossEstablishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 10/01/19. (SD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB290EngrossUpdates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law as required under the authority to schedule controlled substances. Authorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state pati...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 814).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB543EngrossDirects 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. Extends the deadline to complete the Leialii a...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
HIHB624EngrossPart I: Purpose section. Part II: Establishes the Hawaii innovation technology and research corporation (HITRC) and consolidates powers, duties, and programs of Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and Hawaii Strategic Development Corpora...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB560EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
HIHB629EngrossCreates 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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
HIHB655EnrollDesignates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. (SD1)
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2019-04-18
Reconsideration of action taken on 04-11-19.
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
HIHB556EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-18
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 814).
HIHB699EngrossAllows 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. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB812EngrossIncludes low-speed electric bicycles in the definition of bicycle. Prohibits anyone under the age of fifteen from operating a low-speed electric bicycle. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 919).
HIHB820EngrossPart I: Prohibits any law, ordinance, or rule from imposing an inclusionary zoning requirement on housing offered exclusively for sale in perpetuity to buyers who are residents of the State, are owner-occupants, and do not own any other real property...
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB757EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB903EngrossRequires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 814).
HIHB1157EngrossExempts students in post-secondary education programs from immunization requirements if they attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning, under certain conditions. (SD2)
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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHB1273EngrossCreates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund into which federal moneys may be deposited from DOH's participation in the waiver program established per SSA 1915(c). Requires the Departmen...
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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 9:30 am]
Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-19 9:30AM in conference room 229.
HIHB1270EngrossExtends 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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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm]
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Monday, 04-22-19 2:00PM in conference room 225.
HIHB1449EngrossExtends 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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2019-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm]
Bill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Monday, 04-22-19 2:00PM in conference room 225.
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 815).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
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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2019-04-18
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 917).
HIHCR36IntroUrging The Governor's Coordinator On Homelessness And The City And County Of Honolulu To Come Together And Prioritize Their Homelessness Efforts In The Area Surrounding The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center By Convening A Task Force.
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHCR89EngrossRequesting The United States Congress To Enact Legislation Removing Cannabis From The Federal Controlled Substances Act And Facilitate The Full Spectrum Of Private Banking Services For Cannabis-related Business.
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
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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2019-04-18
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1). Transmitted to House.
HIHCR193EngrossRequesting 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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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHCR214EngrossUrging The United States Department Of The Treasury To Maintain The Original Timeline To Introduce Harriet Tubman And Other Female And Civil Rights Leaders Onto United States Currency By 2020 To Celebrate One Hundred Years Of Women's Suffrage.
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHCR220EngrossRequesting The Attorney General To Convene An Autonomous Vehicle Legal Preparation Task Force.
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHCR216EngrossSupporting The Development Of College Esports At The University Of Hawaii.
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHCR205EngrossRequesting The Department Of Human Services, In Consultation With The Department Of Public Safety, To Work With The Family Reunification Working Group And Other Community Stakeholders To Develop A Plan To Establish Visitation Centers At All State Cor...
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2019-04-18
One Day Notice 04-22-19.
HIHB1272EngrossAuthorizes 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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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 909).
HIHB1453EngrossAuthorizes the department of health to establish fees for 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 hosp...
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2019-04-17
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 909).
HIHB468EnrollAppropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna. (SD2)
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2019-04-17
Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 812).
HIHB419EngrossAuthorizes transient accommodations in the State, subject to certain conditions. Requires all operators and plan managers and their respective properties to be listed on a registry created, published, and updated by each county, except in any county ...
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2019-04-16
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 902).
HIHB465EnrollMakes an appropriation to the department of health to provide funding for the kupuna care program. (SD2)
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2019-04-16
Transmitted to Governor.
HIHB709EnrollProposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast at an election to be conducted in a manner as provided by the Legislature. Effective 01/28/2081. (SD1)
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2019-04-16
Notice of bill proposing constitutional amendment transmitted to Governor pursuant to Article XVII, Section 3 (Sen. Com. No. 2).
HIHB201EngrossClarifies 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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2019-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 900).
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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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
HIHB401EngrossAllows agencies to enter performance contracts to undertake or implement energy conservation or alternate energy measures for vehicles and vehicle fleets. Amends definition of energy performance contract to include vehicles, vehicle fueling or chargi...
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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
HIHB618EngrossEstablishes the repair and maintenance special fund for the repair and maintenance of state department facilities. Prohibits fund moneys from funding employee salaries and costs or from being considered as part of the employer's ability to pay those ...
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2019-04-15
Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 900).
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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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
HIHB710EngrossAdds reproductive health decisions to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)
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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
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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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
HIHB748EngrossProhibits 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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2019-04-15
Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 808).
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