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EnergySB 2939 SD2 Establishes mechanisms that directly tie electric utility revenues to its performance metrics GoodEnacted
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DLNRHB 1570 HD1Requires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to DLNR for the preservation and protection of the environment, commencing on January 1, 2020. (HB1570 HD1)GoodDead
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EnergyHB 1864 HD2 SD1Closes the loophole exploited by Ho Ľopili/Koa Ridge developers in the Solar Hot Water Heater mandate; reduces our dependence on imported LNG. GoodConference
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SLR/planningSB 2334 SD2 HD2Requires the State and counties to incorporate predictions of sea level rise and other climate change hazards and mitigation opportunities into applicable plans, strategies, and mapping. Requires PUC to consider the findings in the Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. (SB2334 HD1)GoodConference
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SLRHB 2106 HD3 SD1 CD1Requires the Environmental Council to include consideration of sea level rise base in environmental assessments and EISGood/bad (rules better)Enrolled to Gov
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Carbon captureHB 1986 HD2 SD2 CD1Establishes a carbon credit program to fund the State's water infrastructure and mitigate threats to water security due to climate changeGoodEnrolled to Gov
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WaterHB 2304 HD1 SD1Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for capital improvement projects for the benefit of East Maui. (SD1 Proposed)Good ?Conference
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WaterHB 1984 HD1 SD2Requires the Commission on Water Resource Management to update statewide framework for updating the Hawaii Water Plan.Good ?Conference
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Ag
SB2524 SD1 HD1 CD1
Prohibits residential or congregate use of sheds or other structures on agricultural lands. Prohibits residential development on lands previously or currently in a preservation zoning district. Requires condominium property regimes to comply with county subdivision or equivalent requirements subject to exceptions. Requires that an application for registration of a project in a county agricultural zoning district or preservation zoning district include a verified statement, signed by an appropriate county official, that the project is in compliance with any applicable supplemental county ordinances, county subdivision standards, and other rules, and an agricultural business plan, farm plan, or conservation plan. (SB2524 HD1)GoodFinal Reading
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Carbon captureHB 2182 HD2 SD2 CD1Renames and makes permanent the Carbon Farming Task ForceGoodEnrolled to Gov
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CesspoolsSB 2567 SD2 HD2 CD1Establishes a Cesspool Conversion Working Group within the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for the conversion of all statewide cesspools by 2050.GoodEnrolled to Gov
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CesspoolsHB 2626 HD1 SD2Establishes a Cesspool Conversion Working Group within the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for the conversion of all statewide cesspools by 2050.GoodDead
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DLNRHB 2101 HD1 SD2Establishes funds for operational expenses and staffing costs of conservation districts GoodDead
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EnergySB 2910 SD2 HD1 Creates funds for any state agency or department to finance energy efficiency measures GoodConference
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EnergyHB 2249 HD2 SD2Creates funds for any state agency or department to finance energy efficiency measures GoodConference
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EnergyHB 1830 HD2 SD2Allows the deposit of funds appropriated by the Legislature into the University of Hawaii Green Special Fund GoodConference
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Energy HB 2110 HD2 SD2Directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish a microgrid services tariff to encourage and facilitate the development and use of energy resilient microgrids.GoodDead
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Family LeaveHB 2598 HD2 SD2Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish paid family leave for all workers. Appropriates funds.GoodConference
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Gun ControlSB 2046 SD1 HD1Prohibits manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, and possession of bump fire stocks, multiburst trigger activators, and trigger cranks. (SB2046 HD1)Good
Enrolled to Gov
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Mauna KeaHB1585 HD1 SD3Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial, performance, and management audit of the University of Hawaii's activities related to Mauna Kea. Requires the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to adopt rules to regulate public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea lands. Requires the University of Hawaii Office of Maunakea Management to complete the management actions established by the various comprehensive management plans, complete an environmental impact statement for land authorizations regarding long-term continuation of astronomy within the Mauna Kea science reserve area, and secure a new master lease regarding Mauna Kea. Prohibits all new construction at Mauna Kea until the requirements of this measure are met. Takes effect on 12/31/2033. (SD3)GoodDead
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OceansSB 2571 SD2 HD2 CD1Bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution statewide of sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone or octinoxateGoodFinal Reading
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Oceans/planningHB 1969 HD1 SD2Requires the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Office of Planning and Department of Land and Natural Resources, to prepare and periodically update a seafood management study that expands the State's priority on food by including wild seafood as a viable food source. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)GoodConference
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Opala
SB 2519 SD2 HD1 CD1
Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to enter into contracts with private businesses to remove select municipal solid waste, glass, and food and green waste from the waste stream for use in other business sectors, including agriculture, construction, and energy production; provided the contracts benefit agricultural and agriculture-related projects. (SB2519 HD1)GoodFinal Reading
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OpalaHB 2025 HD1 SD2 CD1Authorizes grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in public schools GoodEnrolled to Gov
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Opala
HB 1577 HD1 SD2 CD1
Authorizes the department of education to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in schools operated by the department. Establishes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)GoodEnrolled to Gov
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OpalaHB 2107 HD2 SD2Establishes a program to eliminate plastic waste impacting native species and the environment GoodDead
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PesticidesSB 3095 SD1 HD1 CD1Bans chlorpyrifos, establishes 100 ft buffer zones around all schools, makes disclosure mandatory GoodFinal Reading
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PlanningHB 2026 HD2 SD2 Assess the feasibility of implementing the findings and recommendations of the 1991 Department of Environmental Protection Task ForceGoodDead
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Public LandSB 2524 SD1 HD1 CD1County land use and zoning requirements on agricultural landGoodFinal Reading
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SLRHB 1977 HD2 SD2Requires the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and BLNR to develop regional strategic flood plans GoodDead
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SpeciesHB 2046 HD1 SD2Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for outreach and education efforts in West Hawaii county regarding the detection and treatment of little fire ants. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii ant lab for personnel and equipment to support mitigation of the little fire ant. Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority.GoodDead
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Vote by Mail
HB 1401 HD1 SD1 CD1
Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020, and allows any election to be conducted by mail prior to the 2020 primary election, in whole or in part, as determined by the chief election officer or county clerk, as appropriate. 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 2018 through 2023, regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system. Takes effect on 1/1/2020. (SD1)Good
Enrolled to Gov
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WaterHB 1987 HD1 SD2Requires the commission on water resource management to contract with the United States Geological Survey to conduct a five-year study on streamflow in the State and submit a progress report to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular sessions of 2019 to 2023. Appropriates funds for the commission on water resource management to contract with the United States Geological Survey to conduct the streamflow study. (SD1)GoodDead
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SLRSCR63AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS SEAWARD OF TAX MAP KEY: (2) 4-3-010:009 AT KAHANA, LAHAINA, MAUI, FOR SEAWALL AND ROCK REVETMENT PURPOSES. (Hololani Condomium)
BADDead
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DLNRSB 192 SD1 HD1Deposits master settlement agreement arbitration settlement amounts received in 2018 into the emergency and budget reserve fund. Repeals natural area reserve fund and authorizes the Director of Finance to transfer excess balances from natural area reserve fund and tobacco settlement special fund to the general fund. (HD1 Proposed)BadEnrolled to Gov
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Mauna KeaHB 1985 HD1 SD2Establishes the Mauna Kea Management Authority and membership of the Authority. Establishes and specifies duties of the Mauna Kea candidate advisory council. Limits the number of telescopes that may be authorized on Mauna Kea. Authorizes the renegotiation of leases, subleases, easements, permits, and licenses pertaining to Mauna Kea. Requires that revenue derived from activities on Mauna Kea be shared with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, as well as used for educational and other community purposes. Excludes Mauna Kea lands from the definition of "public lands". Provides for free access to Mauna Kea for traditional cultural purposes. Establishes police powers and provides for enforcement of laws on land under the jurisdiction of the Mauna Kea Management Authority. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 12/31/2033. (SD2)BadDead
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Public LandHB 2358 HD1 SD2Excludes from the definition of "public lands" lands set aside by the governor to the Hawaii public housing authority or lands to which the Hawaii public housing authority in its corporate capacity holds title. Requires legislative approval of the sale or gift of lands set aside by the governor to the Hawaii public housing authority or lands to which the Hawaii public housing authority in its corporate capacity holds title. Takes effect on 01/01/2050. (SD1)BadDead
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Rules
HB1932 HD1 SD2 CD1
Authorizes agencies to adopt specified emergency rules to lessen disruptions to prior practices caused from changes to federal legislation or federal and state court decisions. Requires a public hearing prior to the adoption of an emergency rule; provided that no less than thirty days' notice shall be given. Provides that an emergency rule will be effective until the Legislature has passed legislation relating to the subject matter of the emergency rule and the legislation has either been enacted or vetoed by the Governor. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (SD2)BadEnrolled to Gov
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