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HB4Voter Registration; Examiner of Drivers; Driver's Licenses; Identification Cards; DOTRELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.Makes completion of a voter registration application affidavit a mandatory part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declines to register. Requires sharing of information among the counties, Department of Transportation, and election personnel.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2HOLT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, QUINLAN, TODD, TOKIOKAJUD, FINSB215
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HB5Minimum Wage; IncreaseRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in 2020, $13.00 per hour in 2021, and $14.60 per hour in 2022.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2HOLT, GATES, HASHIMOTO, QUINLAN, TODDLAB, FIN
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HB24Penal Code; Animals; Sexual Assault; Criminal Animal AbuseRELATING TO ANIMAL SEXUAL ABUSE.Establishes the criminal offense of sexual assault of an animal. Provides for impoundment and forfeiture of a sexually assaulted animal.NeutralH 2/8/2019: The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.BROWER, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, B. KOBAYASHI, KONG, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, Nakamura, Nakashima, San Buenaventura, TakumiAGR, JUD
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HB25Firearms; Hotel RoomsRELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.Prohibits any person, including a hotel guest, from storing, keeping, carrying, or possessing any firearm or ammunition in any hotel room assigned to a guest with certain exceptions.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to TIA/PVM, JUD, referral sheet 2BROWER, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, B. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMITIA/PVM, JUD
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HB30Driver's License; License ExpirationRELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.Requires renewal of driver's licenses every four years, rather than every two years, for licensees who are seventy-two years of age or older.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2BROWER, CACHOLA, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, B. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, Aquino, SayTRN, JUD
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HB36Department of Human Services; Mobile Clinics; Homelessness; AppropriationRELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate two mobile clinics to serve the homeless persons residing in ohana zones. Requires matching funds.OpposeH 2/15/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, NAKAMURA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, WARDHSH, FINSB526
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HB38DOH; Substance Use; Chronic Conditions; Homelessness; Peer Mentors; Case Managers; Referral; Matching Funds; AppropriationsRELATING TO HEALTH.Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to help persons suffering from multiple chronic conditions, including for programs and other efforts that provide coordinated treatment, centralized referral, case managers, and peer mentors. Requires matching funds from private entities.SupportH 2/15/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, NAKAMURA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, WARDHLT/HSH, FIN
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HB96Employment; Minimum Wage; CountiesRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Authorizes the counties to establish a minimum wage that is a higher wage than the state minimum wage under Chapter 387, Hawaii Revised Statutes.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matsumoto, Okimoto, Say, Tokioka voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Ward voting no (1) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.JOHANSON, BELATTI, CREAGAN, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, PERRUSO, WILDBERGERLAB, FIN
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HB105Minimum Wage; MinorsRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases the minimum wage to an unspecified amount. Authorizes employers to pay minors an amount not less than 85% of the minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2MCDERMOTTLAB, FIN
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HB127Litter Control; Animals; Pets; Fecal MatterRELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.Classifies allowing an animal under a person's care or control to drop fecal matter on public or private property as littering. Subjects any violator to a civil penalty of $500 for each occurrence.NeutralH 2/8/2019: The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.ICHIYAMAAGR, JUD
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HB128Noise Control; Audible Reverse Warning System; Large Vehicles; Residential Zones; Quiet HoursRELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.Prohibits the use of audible reverse warning systems on vehicles operating in residential zones, except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on any day. Requires operators of vehicles equipped with an audible reverse warning system to reverse the vehicle only when another person is available to direct the vehicle's reversing. Prohibits the use of motor vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more from operating in residential zones, except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on any day. Subjects violators to a fine of up to $1,000.NeutralH 1/22/2019: Referred to HLT/TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2ICHIYAMAHLT/TRN, JUD
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HB129Traffic Violations; Motor Vehicles; Truck Beds; PassengersRELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.Extends the general prohibition against the operation of a pickup truck with any passenger 12 years of age or under in the bed or load-carrying area of the vehicle to one that prohibits the operation of the truck while any passenger of any age is in the bed or load-carrying area of the vehicle.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2ICHIYAMATRN, JUD
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HB132Female Genital Mutilation; DOH; Penal Code; County Prosecutors; Judiciary; Annual ReportRELATING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.Establishes the class B felony offense of prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation. Requires prosecuting attorneys of the respective counties to keep annual statistics on cases involving prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation. Requires the Judiciary's administrative director of the courts to annually compile and report these county statistics to the legislature. Requires the Department of Health to design and implement a plan for raising awareness about, preventing, and treating female genital mutilation and to report regularly to the Legislature on plan implementation.SupportH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.CABANILLA ARAKAWA, HASHEM, MCDERMOTT, WARDHLT, JUD, FINSB1434
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HB134Short Form; ElectionsRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Short form bill relating to elections.?H 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 2C. LEEJUD
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HB143Coffee; Labeling; Ready-to-Drink Coffee BeveragesRELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.Expands the coffee labeling requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages.?H 2/13/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, McDermott, Mizuno, Nakamura, Ward excused (5).CREAGAN, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WARD, Belatti, DeCoite, Okimoto, San BuenaventuraAGR, CPCSB894
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HB166Office of Elections Package; DOT; Automatic Voter Registration; Driver's Licenses; Civil Identification CardsRELATING TO AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION.Establishes automatic voter registration upon application for a driver's license or civil identification card, except when an applicant affirmatively declines on an application to register to vote. Requires the examiner of drivers to electronically transmit to the Office of Elections certain information associated with currently registered and newly registered voters. Requires accessibility of certain databases maintained or operated by the Department of Transportation or the counties.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)JUDSB134
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HB167Office of Elections Package; Nomination Papers; ElectionsRELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.Removes the requirement to include a registered voter's social security number in a notice to withdraw the voter's signature from a petition. Removes the requirement to include a space for the social security number of each registered voter signing a candidate nomination form.SupportH 2/1/2019: The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)JUDSB135
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HB168Office of Elections Package; Electronic Transmission of Ballots; ElectionsRELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF BALLOTS.Authorizes a voter with special needs to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time.SupportH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Nakashima excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)JUDSB136
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HB186City and County of Honolulu Mayor's Package; DLIR; Minimum Wage; CountiesRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Allows counties to set their own minimum wage at a rate that is higher than the state minimum wage rate. Increases the minimum wage in the State to $15 per hour beginning 1/1/2020. Authorizes the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to annually adjust the minimum hourly wage rate in accordance with the Honolulu Region Consumer Price Index beginning on 1/1/2021.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)LAB, FINSB168
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HB190Kauai County Package; State and County Tort Liability; Lifeguard ServicesRELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.Makes an exemption from tort liability for the State and counties arising from lifeguard services, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)JUD, FINSB172
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HB210Elections; Ranked Choice MethodRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Provides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Eli, Hashimoto, Holt, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Todd voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Gates, Har, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Okimoto, Thielen, Tokioka, Ward voting no (9) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.SAN BUENAVENTURAJUD, FINSB450
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HB232Employment; Minimum Wage; Persons With DisabilitiesRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Includes persons with disabilities under the minimum wage requirements.SupportH 2/6/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Thielen excused (2).PERRUSO, ELI, JOHANSON, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, TODD, WILDBERGERLAB, FIN
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HB234Homelessness; Severe Mental Illness; Services and ShelterRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Requires the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Department of Health, to issue request for proposals to contract for services and housing for homeless individuals with severe mental illness who have been discharged from acute care. Appropriates funds.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 3PERRUSO, BROWER, D. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, WILDBERGERHSH/HLT, FIN
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HB257Homelessness; Short FormRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Short form bill relating to homelessness.?H 3/1/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 2; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Nakashima excused (2).SAN BUENAVENTURAHSH
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HB258Homelessness; Short FormRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Short form bill relating to homelessness.?H 1/22/2019: Referred to HSH, referral sheet 3SAN BUENAVENTURAHSH
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HB286Presidential Ballots; General Election; Income Tax ReturnRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public in order to be included on the state ballot, subject to certain conditions. Prohibits electors from voting for a candidate for president or vice president of the United States unless the candidates have posted their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public, subject to certain conditions.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 3SAN BUENAVENTURAJUDSB94
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HB330Suicide Early Intervention; Prevention; Education; Department of Health; AppropriationRELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Kauai and Hawaii counties.SupportH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.NAKAMURA, CREAGAN, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKAHLT, FINSB226
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HB350Elections; Campaign Finance; Fundraisers; Legislative SessionRELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.Prohibits fundraisers and the solicitation of contributions during the regular legislative session, and directs fines assessed for violations of this prohibition to the Hawaii election campaign fund.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)JUD, FIN
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HB357Termination of Pregnancy; Aspiration Abortion; Advanced Practice Registered NurseRELATING TO HEALTH.Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to perform aspiration abortions.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to HLT/IAC, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 3SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)HLT/IAC, CPC, JUDSB415
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HB364Elections; Vacancies; Senators; RepresentativesRELATING TO VACANCIES.Requires vacancies in the office of United States Senator to be filled by special election. Requires any vacancy in the office of State Senator or State Representative to be filled by special election if more than half of the term has not yet been served at the time of the vacancy. Establishes deadlines for holding special elections for vacancies in the foregoing offices and the office of United State Representative.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3SAIKI, BELATTI, C. LEE, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMAJUD, FIN
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HB366Elections; Campaign Finance; Restrictions on Use of Campaign FundsRELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.Establishes an exemption from the prohibition against using election campaign funds to make charitable donations or to award scholarships during the period from the filing of nomination papers to the date of the general election for candidates who are already declared elected to office after running unopposed in an election or who would be unopposed in the general election.SupportH 2/13/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, McDermott, Nakamura, Ward excused (4).SAIKI, C. LEEJUD, FINSB197
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HB367Campaign Advertisements; Electioneering Communications; Reporting RequirementsRELATED TO ELECTIONS.Excludes from the definition of "advertisement" communications on clothing and other attire associated with a candidate's candidate committee. Removes clothing, other attire, yard signs, and sundry items and advertisements made by a candidate or candidate's candidate committee from electioneering communication reporting requirements.SupportH 2/8/2019: The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.SAIKI, C. LEEJUDSB841
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HB368Office of the Lieutenant Governor; County Clerks; Duties; Absentee Ballots; AppropriationRELATING TO VOTING.Requires the office of the lieutenant governor to establish a system to track the mailing and receipt of ballots returned by mail. Requires the county clerks to notify the office of the lieutenant governor immediately upon mailing and receipt of absentee ballots by mail. Appropriates funds to the counties.OpposeH 2/8/2019: The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.SAIKI, C. LeeJUD, FINSB846
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HB370Elections; Mandatory Manual Recount of VotesRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires manual recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than two hundred fifty votes or less than one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.?H 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3SAIKIJUD, FINSB844
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HB371Elections; Manual Recount of Votes; Margin of VictoryRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires a manual recount of election votes when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one hundred votes cast or equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.?H 1/28/2019: Re-referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6SAIKIJUD, FINSB843
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HB374State Coordinator on Homelessness; Lieutenant Governor; Establishment; AppropriationRELATING TO THE STATE COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS.Establishes the position of state coordinator on homelessness and requires the state coordinator on homelessness to report directly to the lieutenant governor. Makes an appropriation.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 3SAIKIHSH, FINSB575
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HB385BOE; DOE; Comprehensive Sexuality Health Education; Working GroupRELATING TO HEALTH.Adds specific requirements to Hawaii's sexuality health education law. Requires the Board of Education to collaborate with the Department of Education and the Sexuality Health Education Working Group to provide curricula information to the public. Requires students to be excused from the provided instruction upon written request by a parent or guardian. Establishes the Sexuality Health Education Working Group.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to HLT/LHE, CPC, referral sheet 3MIZUNO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WILDBERGERHLT/LHE, CPC
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HB428Elections; Mandatory Recount of VotesRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires an automatic recount of election votes when the difference between the two candidates with the highest number of votes is less than 0.5 (one half of one) per cent of the apparently prevailing candidate's vote total.?H 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.TODD, CREAGAN, ELI, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, WILDBERGER, San BuenaventuraJUD, FIN
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HB430Health; Mental Health; Suicide Prevention; DOE; Graduation Course; Training; Teachers; Students; PrincipalsRELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION.Requires that high school students complete a health class. Requires teacher and principal training to include suicide prevention. Allows the training to be conducted through self-review.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to HLT/LHE, FIN, referral sheet 3ELI, KITAGAWA, MIZUNO, PERRUSO, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, Belatti, San BuenaventuraHLT/LHE, FIN
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HB438Elections; Ballot; Arrangement of NamesRELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.Requires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots and randomly rotated across precincts.OpposeH 2/14/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, Nakamura excused (2).TAKAYAMAJUD, FINSB194
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HB473Kupuna Caucus; Long-Term Rental Assistance Pilot Program; AppropriationRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Establishes the long-term rental assistance pilot program to be administered by the department of health. Appropriates funds for the administration of the pilot program.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to HSG/HSH, FIN, referral sheet 3TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITAHSG/HSH, FINSB1031
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HB476Housing; Homelessness; Rental Housing Revolving Fund; Permanent Supporting Housing; General Obligation Bond; AppropriationRELATING TO HOUSING.Authorizes the issuance of $125,000,000 of general obligation bonds. Appropriates $125,000,000 to the Rental Housing Revolving Fund for construction of low-income housing. Appropriates $75,000,000 for the construction of Permanent Supportive Housing units.?H 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.BROWER, HASHEM, HOLT, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMAHSG/HSH, FIN
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HB555State Employees; Air Travel; DLNR; Carbon Offset ProgramRELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.Requires state agencies to participate in a carbon offset program to offset carbon emissions caused by their employees' air travel. Requires DLNR to establish and administer a carbon offset program.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to EEP, FIN , referral sheet 4LOWEN, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, GATES, ICHIYAMA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGEREEP, FINSB129
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HB568Counties; Nonprofit Organizations; Homeless; SheltersRELATING TO HOUSING.Establishes a three-year pilot program which authorizes nonprofit organizations in a county with a population of 500,000 or more to provide shelter to homeless persons, including by hosting temporary encampments on property owned by the organization. Prohibits the host county from enacting ordinances designed to deter the provision of shelter. Limits county liability.SupportH 1/22/2019: Referred to HSH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4KONG, HAR, SAY, TOKIOKA, Matayoshi, PerrusoHSH, JUD, FIN
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HB574Homelessness; Housing; AppropriationsRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Appropriates funds to the outreach program, rapid re-housing program, housing first program, family assessment centers, law enforcement assisted diversion program, and coordinated statewide homelessness initiative. Establishes and appropriates funds for a short-term rental assistance pilot program and a long-term rental assistance pilot program.OpposeH 1/22/2019: Referred to HSH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4KONGHSH, JUD, FINSB471
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HB597Elections; Mandatory Manual Recount of Ballots; Margin of Victory; AppropriationRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires a mandatory manual recount of election ballots in any election for any office when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the ballots cast. Makes an appropriation.?H 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4HASHEM, AQUINO, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, DECOITE, HAR, ICHIYAMA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, WARD, CacholaJUD, FINSB359
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HB611Constitutional Amendment; State and Local Elections; Voting AgePROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO LOWER THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to seventeen years of age.OpposeH 1/24/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5GATES, HASHEM, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, OHNO, TODDJUD, FINSB518
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HB620Constitutional Amendment; Board of EducationPROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.Proposes a constitutional amendment to change the Board of Education back to an elected board.SupportH 2/4/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Say, Thielen, Tokioka excused (4).LUKE, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TODD, YAMASHITA, Brower, Nakamura, San BuenaventuraLHE, JUD, FIN
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HB621Board of Education; ElectionRELATING TO EDUCATION.Implements an elected board of education.SupportH 2/4/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Say, Thielen, Tokioka excused (4).LUKE, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TODD, YAMASHITA, Brower, Nakamura, San BuenaventuraLHE, JUD, FIN
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HB626Elections; Vacancies; Senators; RepresentativesRELATING TO VACANCIES.Requires vacancies in the offices of United States Senator, State Senator, and State Representative to be filled by special election.SupportH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.LUKE, BELATTI, BROWER, CULLEN, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, TODD, YAMASHITA, San BuenaventuraJUD, FIN
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HB627Elections; Campaign Finance; Contributions; ExpendituresRELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.Establishes that a photograph of a person used in campaign shall be reported as an in-kind contribution to the respective candidate or noncandidate committee. Imposes a fine on a committee that uses a photograph in a campaign without the photographed person's authorization. Classifies any independent expenditure as a contribution to a candidate or as a contribution to each opposing candidate. Requires any advertisement by a noncandidate committee that makes only independent expenditures to disclose all contributors for the advertisement.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Okimoto voting no (2) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.LUKE, BELATTI, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, NAKAMURAJUD, FIN
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HB643Homelessness; Housing; AppropriationsRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Appropriates funds to the outreach program, rapid re-housing program, housing first program, family assessment centers, law enforcement assisted diversion program, and coordinated statewide homelessness initiative. Establishes and appropriates funds for a short-term rental assistance pilot program and a long-term rental assistance pilot program.OpposeH 1/24/2019: Referred to HSH/HSG, FIN, referral sheet 5SAN BUENAVENTURAHSH/HSG, FINSB471
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HB655Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month; DesignatedRELATING TO HEALTH.Designates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.SupportS 3/1/2019: Passed First Reading.MIZUNO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, B. KOBAYASHI, NAKAMURA, PERRUSO, SAY, TOKIOKA, WARD, San BuenaventuraHLT, JUD
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HB684Governor; DHS; Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; AppropriationRELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS.Establishes in statute the position of Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness. Attaches the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness to the Department of Human Services for administrative purposes, but requires the position to report to the Governor. Appropriates funds.OpposeH 1/24/2019: Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 5MIZUNOHSH, FIN
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HB693Employment; Impaired Individuals; Minimum WageRELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.Repeals exemption authorizing compensation of impaired individuals at less than minimum wage.SupportH 1/24/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5MIZUNOLAB, FIN
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HB709Constitutional Amendment; Elections; RecountPROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast in an election be conducted in a manner to be provided by law.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.C. LEE, BROWER, ELI, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, YAMASHITA, MatayoshiJUD, FINSB842
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HB712Elections; President; Vice President; Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Mayor; Financial Disclosure; Tax ReturnsRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires certain executive branch candidates to disclose their federal income tax returns in order for their names to appear on an election ballot. Prohibits electors for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States to vote for candidates who have not disclosed their federal income tax returns.OpposeH 2/28/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Ward voting no (2) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1).C. LEE, BROWER, ELI, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA, San BuenaventuraJUD, FIN
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HB713Homeless Employment Grant Program; AppropriationRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Establishes a 3-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 the 2020 Regular Session. Appropriates funds.OpposeS 3/1/2019: Passed First Reading.C. LEE, BROWER, ELI, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YamashitaHSH/LAB, FIN
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HB715Elections; Recount of VotesRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than 0.5 per cent of the votes cast.?H 1/24/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5C. LEE, HAR, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, YAMASHITA, San BuenaventuraJUD, FIN
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HB718Elections; Ranked Choice VotingRELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.OpposeH 1/24/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5C. LEE, GATES, MIZUNO, WILDBERGER, YamashitaJUD, FINSB427
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HB720Firearm; Reporting; Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed Firearms; LicenseRELATING TO FIREARMS.Requires firearm owners to report lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms. Requires firearm licensees to report attempted unlawful purchases of firearms as a condition of the license to sell and manufacture firearms.OpposeS 3/1/2019: Passed First Reading.C. LEEPVM, JUD
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HB727Minimum Wage; Employment; Adjusted Minimum Wage RateRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases 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 Honolulu Region Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, subject to certain conditions. Repeals the tip credit.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6PERRUSO, AQUINO, BROWER, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MIZUNO, TODD, WILDBERGER, Eli, Gates, McKelvey, Nakashima, San BuenaventuraLAB, FINSB476
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HB785Labor; Minimum Wage; State ContributionRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases the minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour and requires the State to contribute $2.00 per hour per employee to employers with 25 or fewer employees beginning 1/1/2022.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6DECOITE, ICHIYAMA, SAY, TODD, Cachola, Eli, Hashimoto, Morikawa, Tokioka, WildbergerLAB, FINSB672
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HB829Income Tax Rates; Minimum WageRELATING TO TAXATION.Prevents income taxation at higher rates due to increases in the State's minimum wage.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6SAY, DECOITE, HAR, KONG, TOKIOKALAB, FIN
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HB834Enforcement; Temporary Sheriff Patrol Program; Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; Private SecurityRELATING TO PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY.Requires the Department of Public Safety to establish a temporary sheriff patrol program and the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness to establish a program contracting private security for the enforcement of laws and rules prohibiting trespassing, camping, or being present after closing hours on certain state real propertyOpposeH 2/8/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, Nakamura, Thielen excused (3).OHNO, BROWER, GATES, ICHIYAMA, MATAYOSHI, MCDERMOTT, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TAKAYAMA, TODD, WARDPVM, JUD, FIN
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HB876Residential Campgrounds; HomelessRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Directs the department of human services to develop and implement residential campgrounds for the homeless.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6WARDHSH/WLH, FIN
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HB879Firearms; RegistrationRELATING TO FIREARMS.Clarifies that failure to register a firearm within the required time period does not relieve the owner of the duty to register the firearm. Allows the owner of an unregistered firearm to register the firearm thereafter without penalty.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6TAKAYAMA, GATESPVM, JUD
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HB882DHS; Homelessness; Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative; Master Contractor; AppropriationRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative. Requires the Department to procure the services of a master contractor to manage subcontracts and expenditures for services provided through the initiative.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 6KONG, D. KOBAYASHI, TAKAYAMA, WARD, WILDBERGER, TakumiHSH, FIN
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HB884Firearms; Open Carry; Concealed Carry; LicensesRELATING TO FIREARMS.Authorizes county police department to issue a person a license to carry a handgun in all counties of the State. Extends the expiration date of a license from one year to five years.SupportH 1/28/2019: Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6KONG, WardPVM, JUD, FIN
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HB908HTA; Transient Accommodations Tax; Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association; Homelessness; Report; AppropriationRELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.Allocates and appropriates funds from transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority to implement initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas. Requires the Hawaii Tourism Authority to report to the Legislature.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-19.ONISHI, CACHOLA, DECOITE, HAR, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OKIMOTOTIA/HSH, FIN
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HB999Department of Human Services; Positions Exempted from Civil ServiceRELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.Permanently exempts from civil service the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; the Executive Director of the State Commission on Fatherhood; in the Med-QUEST Division: division administrator, finance officer, health care services branch administrator, medical director, clinical standards administrator; and in the Director's office of the Department of Human Services: the enterprise officer, information security and privacy compliance officer, security and privacy compliance engineer, and security and privacy compliance analyst. Temporarily exempts from civil service in the med-QUEST division: the research/health analytics manager; and in the director's office of the Department of Human services: the community/project development director, the policy director, and the special assistant to the Director.OpposeS 3/1/2019: Passed First Reading.SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)HSH, FINSB1225
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HB1022
Minimum Wage.RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Provides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly rate that employers must pay employees, and increases the minimum wage each year from 2020 through 2024.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)LAB, FINSB1248
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HB1059
Noncompete Agreements; Low Wage WorkersRELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.Prohibits noncompete agreements for low wage workers whose earnings do not exceed the greater of the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by applicable federal or state law or $15 per hour.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.SAN BUENAVENTURALAB, FINSB328
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HB1073
Elections; Mandatory Recount of Votes; Hand Recount of VotesRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Requires an automatic recount of election votes when the difference between the two candidates with the highest number of votes is less than 0.5 (one half of one) per cent of the apparently prevailing candidate's vote total. Authorizes an apparently defeated candidates to petition for a hand recount if the results of a mandatory recount differ from an initial count.?H 1/28/2019: Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6TOKIOKA, DECOITE, KONG, SAYJUD, FIN
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HB1116
Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Elections; Ballots; Randomized BallotsRELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.Amends ballot requirements to display candidates for the board of trustees, office of Hawaiian affairs, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings.OpposeH 2/28/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1).HOLT, HASHIMOTO, QUINLAN, TODD, GatesJUDSB729
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HB1128
Affordable Housing; Micro Units; Nimitz Viaduct; Homelessness; Transitional Shelter; DHS; AppropriationRELATING TO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING.Requires the Department of Human Services to establish, construct, and operate a transitional shelter comprising micro units beneath the Nimitz Viaduct or other areas on the island of Oahu, and to submit a report on the establishment of the transitional shelter to the Legislature. Makes an appropriation.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH/HSG, FIN, referral sheet 6CABANILLA ARAKAWA, BROWER, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITAHSH/HSG, FIN
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HB1129
Homeless; Return-to-Home; AppropriationRELATING TO THE HOMELESS.Assists the homeless in reuniting with family in their home states. Appropriates funds.SupportH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH, FIN, referral sheet 6CABANILLA ARAKAWA, BROWER, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITAHSH, FIN
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HB1184
Born Alive Infant; Abortion; Penalties.RELATING TO BORN ALIVE INFANTS.Ensures the protection and promotion of the health and well being of all infants born alive the State. Mandates medically appropriate and reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining medical care and treatment to all born alive infants. Provides civil and criminal penalties.SupportH 2/7/2019: The committees on HLT recommend that the measure be HELD. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, B. Kobayashi, Belatti, San Buenaventura, Say, Tokioka; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Ward; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nakamura.WARD, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, KONG, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTTHLT, JUD, FIN
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HB1191
Minimum Wage; EmploymentRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases minimum wage rates annually beginning January 1, 2020. Provides a lower rate for employees who receive employer-sponsored health benefits under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Provides for inflation-adjusted annual increases beginning in 2026.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Kong, Matsumoto, Tokioka voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Har, Okimoto, Quinlan, Ward voting no (4) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.JOHANSON, CREAGAN, ELI, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, WILDBERGERLAB, FIN
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HB1197
Minimum WageRELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.Increases the minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour by 2022 and indexes future annual increases to the median wage for all occupations in the State. Adjusts the tip credit.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 6WILDBERGER, CREAGAN, C. LEE, Eli, Hashimoto, McKelveyLAB, FIN
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HB1203
Automatic Voter Registration; Driver's License; Provisional License; Instruction Permit; Identification Card; Affirmative Opt-outRELATING TO VOTING.Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 1/1/2020.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6BELATTI (Introduced by request of another party)JUDSB412
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HB1206
Terrorist Screening Database; Terrorist Watch List; Firearms and Ammunition; Gun Permit Application Background CheckRELATING TO FIREARMS.Adds the requirement to notify the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gun permit application background check.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6BELATTI (Introduced by request of another party)PVM, JUDSB556
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HB1213
DLNR; Homelessness; Signs; Parks; Beaches; AppropriationRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Requires that the Department of Land and Natural Resources in consultation with the Department of Human Services, post signs in parks and beaches from Kalaeloa to Makaha displaying telephone numbers and hotline numbers of county and state agencies that assist homeless individuals. Appropriates funds.SupportH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH/WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6ELI, GATES, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, BelattiHSH/WLH, FINSB735
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HB1217
Voter Registration; Examiner of Drivers; Driver's Licenses; Identification Cards; DOTRELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.Makes completion of a voter registration application affidavit a mandatory part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant for voting. Requires sharing of information among the counties, Department of Transportation, and election personnel.OpposeH 2/28/2019: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1).ELI, D. KOBAYASHI, PERRUSO, TARNAS, WILDBERGERJUD
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HB1227
UH; First Amendment; Free Speech; Policies; Complaints; ReportsRELATING TO FREE SPEECH.Requires each campus of the University of Hawaii to establish a free speech policy that includes a process for students to report alleged violations of free speech rights. Requires the policy to be disseminated to certain employees and be included in the campus's student handbook, student orientation program, and website. Requires annual report summarizing any complaints alleging violation of free speech rights.?H 1/28/2019: Referred to LHE, JUD, referral sheet 6OKIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAY, TARNAS, Kitagawa, D. Kobayashi, WildbergerLHE, JUD
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HB1247
Federal Immigration Enforcement; Law Enforcement Agencies; United States Customs and Border Protection; United States Immigration and Customs EnforcementRELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.Prohibits state and county law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers or honoring requests for non-public information unless specifically required to do so by a warrant signed by a judge or provisions of federal, state, or local law.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6SAIKIPVM, JUD, FINSB557
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HB1248
Voting by Mail; Voter Service Centers; Places of Deposit; AppropriationRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2022. Establishes a limited number of voter service centers that would remain open from the tenth business day preceding an election through the day of the election to receive personal delivery of mail-in ballots, accommodate voters with special needs, offer same day registration and voting, and provide other election services. Allows for additional places of deposit for personal delivery of mail-in ballots. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program. Requires the office of elections to submit a report to the legislature prior to the convening of each regular session from 2020 through 2025, regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Matsumoto, Okimoto, Ward voting no (3) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.SAIKIJUD, FINSB560
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HB1280
Voting; Hawaii Constitution; AmendmentPROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, TO EXPAND THE RIGHT TO VOTE.Lowers the right to vote in state and local elections to those who are sixteen years of age or older per the Hawaii Constitution.OpposeH 2/13/2019: The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.C. LEE, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, GATES, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TARNAS, Brower, D. Kobayashi, WildbergerJUD, FIN
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HB1287
Carbon Dioxide Emissions; Carbon Tax; Special FundRELATING TO A CARBON TAX.Imposes a carbon tax for every ton of carbon dioxide emitted by distributors because of fossil fuels. Deposits 25% of the carbon tax collected into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund and 25% into the Energy Security Special Fund. Refunds 50% of the carbon tax amounts collected to taxpayers.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 6PERRUSO, C. LEEEEP, FIN
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HB1303
Firearms; Assault Weapons Ban; Assault Pistols; Detachable MagazinesRELATED TO FIREARMS.Defines "assault rifle" and "assault shotgun". Amends the definition of "assault pistol" to expand what types of guns are considered assault pistols. Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6SAIKIPVM, JUDSB1334
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HB1327
Elections; Absentee Ballots; Request Form; Hawaiian Language; AppropriationRELATING TO ELECTIONS.Provides that requests for absentee ballots or for permanent absentee voter status may be written in English or Hawaiian. Requires the chief election officer to make English and Hawaiian absentee ballots available. Appropriates funds.?H 2/15/2019: Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).YAMANE, CULLEN, DECOITE, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGERWLH, JUD, FIN
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HB1337
DHS; Homelessness; Programs; AppropriationsRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Establishes various provisions to address homelessness. Increases the conveyance tax and directs the additional revenues towards homeless facilities and programs administered by the Department of Human Services. Establishes civil rights boards to address civil rights of homeless. Requires a survey of available state property for affordable rental housing. Requires the Department of Humans Services to conduct a homeless summit. Provides job assistance for homeless individuals. Appropriates funds.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to HSH/HSG, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6SAY, HASHIMOTO, KONG, TODDHSH/HSG, JUD, FIN
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HB136Short Form; JudiciaryRELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.Short form bill relating to the judiciary.?H 1/22/2019: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 2C. LEEJUD
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HB1380
Campaign Finance; Publicly Funded Elections; CountiesRELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.Creates a comprehensive public funding program for candidates for county elections beginning in 2022. Appropriates funds to the Campaign Spending Commission.OpposeS 3/1/2019: Passed First Reading.C. LEE, BELATTI, CULLEN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSONJUD, FIN
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HB1407
DBEDT; Office of Planning; Climate Change; Carbon Offsets; AppropriationRELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.Expands the scope of the carbon offset program. Establishes a carbon offset revolving fund to assist in the fulfillment of the purposes of the carbon offset program. Appropriates funds.OpposeH 2/15/2019: Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).YAMANEEEP/WLH, CPC, FIN
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HB1416
Suicide Prevention Commission; Department of HealthRELATING TO HEALTH.Establishes a Suicide Prevention Commission to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicides within Hawaii's correctional system.SupportH 3/1/2019: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.MIZUNO, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TOKIOKA, WARD, WILDBERGERHLT, FIN
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HB1434
Advanced Practice Registered nurses; Abortion; Board of NursingRELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to provide abortions. Clarifies who may refuse to perform an abortion and notice procedures for refusal. Authorizes the board of nursing to adopt interim rules.OpposeH 1/28/2019: Referred to HLT/IAC, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 6ICHIYAMAHLT/IAC, CPC, JUD
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HB1448
Behavioral Health Care; Continuum of Care; Substance Abuse; Mental Health; Homelessness; Working Group; AppropriationRELATING TO HEALTH.Establishes a working group to evaluate current behavioral health care and related system gaps related to the continuum of care for persons experiencing substance abuse, mental health conditions, and homelessness. Makes an appropriation.OpposeH 2/15/2019: Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, San BuenaventuraHLT/HSH, CPC, FINSB1494
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HB1451
Homelessness; Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program; Medical Respite Pilot Program; AppropriationRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020. Appropriates funds.OpposeH 3/1/2019: Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-19.BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, San BuenaventuraHSH/HLT, CPC, FIN
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