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HB1676OPTFSupportRELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.Establishes the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program). Establishes a two year pilot program in the City and County of Honolulu. Authorizes the State and counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program. Establishes a special fund. Makes an appropriation from the state highway fund into the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems special fund. (SD2)7/10/2020 H Transmitted to Governor.SAIKITRS, JDC/WAM
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SB2206MonitorRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue revocable month-to-month temporary permits for the temporary emergency sheltering of and facilities for homeless persons on state lands, under certain conditions. Repeals 90 days after the last day of the disaster emergency relief period specified in the Governor's final Supplementary Proclamation relating to the COVID-19 emergency, irrespective of any separate proclamation terminating the disaster emergency relief period in the Governor's final Supplementary Proclamation relating to the COVID-19 emergency. (HD2)
ORIGINAL: Authorizes issuance of $200,000,000 in general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvement projects consistent with the purposes of the rental housing revolving fund.
7/10/2020 H Received notice of Senate agreement and Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 633).S. CHANG, K. KAHELE, MORIWAKI, RUDERMAN, ShimabukuroHSG, FIN
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HB1607OPTFMonitorRELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.Repeals the deposit beverage container program. Makes conforming statutory amendments relating to the deposit beverage container program and deposit beverage container deposit special fund. Effective 1/1/2021.2/4/2020 H The committee(s) on EEP recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.TAKUMI, ICHIYAMAEEP, CPC, FIN
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HB1666CTFHSupportRELATING TO HEALTH.Makes it unlawful to distribute sample cigarette or tobacco products, cigarette or tobacco promotional materials, and coupons redeemable for cigarette or tobacco products or promotional materials within 1,500 feet of any elementary, middle or intermediate, or high school.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to LHE/HLT, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 1MIZUNO, AQUINO, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, ICHIYAMA, NAKAMURA, SAY, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, Belatti, McKelvey, San Buenaventura
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HB1690HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO TELEHEALTH.Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the Advisory Council on 7/1/2023. Establishes the Telehealth Administrative Simplification Working Group to research, make recommendations, and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 1MIZUNO, AQUINO, CACHOLA, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, WARDHLT, FIN
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HB1697HIPHISupportRELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.Exempts the sales of feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.(H ) 1/28/2020 - Re-referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 7JOHANSON, ELI, KITAGAWAHLT, FIN
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HB1699HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO HEALTH CARE.Requires employers to include the annual premium cost of health care paid by the employer on behalf of the employee on the employee's final pay stub for the calendar year.(H ) 2/11/2020 - The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.JOHANSON, ELILAB, FIN
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HB1715OPTFMonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 6/30/2021.1/21/2020 H Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)FIN
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HB1718CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.Repeals the State's preemptory power to regulate tobacco products and electronic smoking devices. Clarifies that the counties may adopt and enforce ordinances and rules that regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to HLT, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)HLT, JUD, FIN
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HB1722HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.Lowers the threshold of blood alcohol concentration for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)TRN, JUD
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HB1776OPTFMonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 12/31/2020. Authorizes the use of county surcharge revenues for affordable housing infrastructure. (HD1)(S ) 3/5/2020 - Referred to WAM.SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)WAM
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HB1777HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.Lowers the threshold blood alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.05 for the offenses of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant and Habitually Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)TRN, JUD
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HB1806Oral HealthMonitorRELATING TO DENTISTRY.Establishes the licensure and regulation of dental therapists.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 2TAKUMI, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNOHLT/IAC, CPC, FIN
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HB1816MonitorRELATING TO HOUSING.Includes in HHFDC's homebuyers' club program a requirement to provide financial aid to participants. Requires DHS to offer long-term case management for low-income individuals and families and individuals and families that are formerly homeless or currently at-risk for homelessness and accept financial aid for rent. Appropriates funds.(H ) 2/13/2020 - 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) Eli, Har excused (2).BROWER, CACHOLA, GATES, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, D. KobayashiHSG/HSH, FIN
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HB1817MonitorRELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for deposit into the rental housing revolving fund for its authorized purposes. Takes effect on 7/1/2025. (HD2)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.BROWER, CACHOLA, GATES, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSONHOU, WAM
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HB1818OPTFOpposeRELATING TO BICYCLES.Requires all individuals operating a bicycle to ride within a bicycle lane whenever a bicycle lane is available for use, except in certain situations. Provides for the assessment of fines for each violation.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 2BROWER, CACHOLA, GATES, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, D. Kobayashi, McKelvey, TakayamaTRN, JUD
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HB1828OPTFMonitorRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Exempts certain foods, medical services, and feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 2THIELEN, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, WARDHLT, FIN
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HB1867MonitorRELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.Amends the total amount of hours per week an individual must be employed to be a qualified caregiver under the kupuna caregivers program from thirty to twenty. Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program.(H ) 2/11/2020 - 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) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2).TAKAYAMA, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMASHITAHSH/HLT, FIN
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HB1881HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO MEDICAL SERVICE BILLING.Establishes billing requirements for unanticipated medical billing and unanticipated coverage gaps of patients for out-of-network emergency services received from non-participating providers. Specifies the circumstances in which health care providers and facilities can bill health carriers and enrollees for health intervention services that are medical necessities. Effective 1/1/2021.(H ) 2/7/2020 - 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) McDermott, Yamashita excused (2).TAKUMI, ICHIYAMAHLT, CPC, FIN
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HB1892OPTFSupportRELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding by qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Requires reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (HD1)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.CREAGAN, CACHOLA, DECOITE, HOLT, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, PERRUSO, TARNAS, TODD, San BuenaventuraAEN, WAM
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HB1894OPTFMonitorRELATING TO BEGINNING FARMER TRAINING.Establishes a 5-year beginning farmer training program to be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Appropriates moneys.(H ) 2/12/2020 - The committee(s) on AGR recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.CREAGAN, CACHOLA, LOWEN, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, TODD, DeCoite, HoltLAB, AGR, FIN
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HB1916MonitorRELATING TO TAX CREDITS.Increases the amount of tax credit allowable for household and dependent care services from $2,400 to $4,800 for a qualifying individual and from $4,800 to $9,600 for two or more qualifying individuals.(H ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 3TODD, BROWER, ELI, GATES, HOLT, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, OKIMOTO, YAMASHITAFIN
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HB1936OPTFMonitorRELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.Establishes a P-20 agriculture education coordinator position within UH-CTAHR. Establishes a two-year farm to school grant pilot program within DOA to sunset on June 30, 2022. Appropriates funds for the farm to school grant pilot program and the P-20 agriculture education coordinator position.(H ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to LHE, AGR, FIN, referral sheet 4PERRUSO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, HAR, HOLT, JOHANSON, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, THIELEN, TOKIOKALHE, AGR, FIN
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HB1956CTFHSupportRELATING TO TOBACCO.Establishes a requirement that persons under 21 years of age who use tobacco at a public school or public school function attend a tobacco education course. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)(S ) 3/11/2020 - The committee on EDU deferred the measure.NAKAMURA, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TARNAS, TOKIOK
CPH/EDU, WAM/JDC
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HB1973OPTFMonitorRELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.Abolishes, repeals, or reclassifies various non-general funds of the Department of Transportation. (S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.LUKETRS, WAM
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HB1995CTFHSupportRELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on the premises of substance abuse treatment facilities. Takes effect on 1/1/2021
(H ) 2/11/2020 - 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) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2).HASHIMOTO, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HOLT, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, SAY, TODD, TOKIOKA, YAMASHITA, San Buenaventura
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HB2008OPTFSupportRELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.Establishes the Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program). Authorizes counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program.(H ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4AQUINOTRN, JUD, FIN
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HB2014MonitorRELATING TO HOUSING.Establishes the affordable homeownership revolving fund to be administered by HHFDC to provide loans to qualified nonprofit community development financial institutions, qualified nonprofit housing trusts, and nonprofit housing development organizations for the development of affordable homeownership housing projects. Appropriates funds for the purposes of the affordable homeownership revolving fund.(H ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 4SAN BUENAVENTURA, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, THIELEN, TODD, TOKIOKA, WARD, WOODSON, YAMANEHSG, FIN
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HB2045MonitorRELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.Requires a public school that has a career and technical education requirement relating to health care workforce development to review all geographic exception applications and make a determination whether to allow students to enroll in career and technical education programs in schools outside the Department of Education service area in which the student resides.(H ) 2/13/2020 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Okimoto, Perruso voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Eli, Har excused (2).MIZUNO, CREAGAN, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, PERRUSO, TARNAS, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, OkimotoLHE, FIN
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HB2047MonitorRELATING TO HEALTH.Establishes a task force within the Department of Health to identify therapies and home- and community-based care services that may benefit persons having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, including therapies and treatments that may benefit them as adults. Requires the task force to recommend any necessary policy changes, rule changes, or legislation to increase access to these therapies and services. Requires a report to the Legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.MIZUNO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, TARNAS, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGERCPH, WAM
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HB2049CTFHCommentsRELATING TO HEALTH.Directs public school teachers to confiscate electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette products. Requires public schools to coordinate with the appropriate county police departments for the proper disposal of confiscated electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette products.(H ) 2/7/2020 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Tokioka voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) DeCoite voting no (1) and Representative(s) McDermott, Yamashita excused (2).MIZUNO, AQUINO, CREAGAN, DECOITE, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, PERRUSO, TARNAS, THIELEN, TOKIOKA, WARD, WILDBERGER
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HB2056MonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Makes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.(H ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4MATSUMOTO, BELATTI, CREAGAN, ELI, GATES, HAR, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, OKIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITAFIN
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HB2100Oral HealthMonitorRELATING TO HEALTH.Establishes the dental assistant task force within DCCA. Requires a report to the legislature.(H ) 2/5/2020 - 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) McDermott, Saiki excused (2).MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, TARNAS, THIELENHLT/IAC, CPC
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HB2119HIPHISupportRELATING 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 1/1/2021.(H ) 2/14/2020 - 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) Holt, Takayama excused (2).C. LEE, HOLT, KONG, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, PERRUSO, SAIKI, WILDBERGER, Eli, Nakashima, San BuenaventuraTRN, JUD, FIN
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HB2175OPTFMonitorRELATING TO AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS.Establishes an automated speed enforcement task force. Establishes the automated speed enforcement systems program, effective 7/1/2021. Authorizes the State or counties to administer the program. Requires fines collected for violations on a county highway to be expended for the operation of the program. Appropriates funds.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5AQUINOTRN, JUD, FIN
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HB2203CTFHMonitorRELATING TO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.Requires the department of education to track and publish the use of all exclusionary discipline disaggregated by student subgroup. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)(S ) 3/11/2020 - Re-Referred to EDU, JDC.ELIEDU, JDC
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HB2215OPTFSupportRELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.Establishes a workforce development coordinator position within the department of education. Specifies the duties of the coordinator and P-20 agriculture education working group. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.NAKASHIMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, SAIKI, TARNAS, TODD, YAMANE, YAMASHITAEDU, WAM
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HB2219OPTFSupportRELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.Provides family leave insurance benefits and extends period of family leave to sixteen weeks for businesses that employs one or more employees who meet the hourly qualifications.(H ) 2/4/2020 - The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.JOHANSON, ICHIYAMALAB, CPC, FIN
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HB2241HIPHISupportRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Exempts certain foods, medical services, and feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.(H ) 1/30/2020 - Re-referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 9MATSUMOTO, BROWER, ELI, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OKIMOTO, THIELEN, TODD, WARD, WILDBERGER, McDermott, San BuenaventuraHSH/HLT, FIN
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HB2245OPTFMonitorRELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.Establishes a sidewalk installation grant program to be administered by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Office of Community Services. Appropriates funds.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5OHNO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, KONG, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, San BuenaventuraLAB, FIN
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HB2249Oral HealthStrongly SupportRELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.Appropriates funds to restore diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental benefits to adult Medicaid enrollees, provided DHS obtains maximum federal matching funds available. Takes effect on December 31, 2059. (HD2)(S ) 3/5/2020 - Referred to CPH/HMS, WAM.NAKAMURA, BROWER, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITACPH/HMS, WAM
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HB2254MonitorRELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the health care provider loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; provided that the funds are matched on a dollar-to-dollar basis by a private or another public source. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)(S ) 3/3/2020 - Referred to CPH/HRE, WAM.WOODSON, BELATTI, CULLEN, ELI, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, WARDCPH/HRE, WAM
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HB2269HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.Lowers the threshold blood alcohol concentration for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5C. LEE, KITAGAWA, MIZUNOTRN, JUD, FIN
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HB2346CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective January 1, 2021.(H ) 2/14/2020 - Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2).SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)CPC, JUD, FIN
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HB2347CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products. Effective January 1, 2021.(H ) 2/14/2020 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Cachola, McKelvey voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2).SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
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HB2348CTFHSupportRELATING TO THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.Establishes a schedule of penalties for employees and holders of retail tobacco permits or persons registered to sell electronic cigarette smoking devices who illegally sell tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21. Effective January 1, 2021.(H ) 2/14/2020 - Reported from CPC/JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 508-20) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
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HB2418HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.Requires the house and senate to permit remote testimony, via telephone, at public hearings.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 5HASHIMOTO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, ELI, GATES, HAR, HOLT, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WARD, YAMANE, BrowerLMG, FIN
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HB2430HIPHISupportRELATING TO FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.Requires the DOE to make feminine hygiene products available to students for free on public secondary school campuses. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD2)(S ) 3/5/2020 - Referred to EDU/CPH, WAM.PERRUSO, CACHOLA, ELI, HASHEM, HOLT, D. KOBAYASHI, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAIKI, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WARD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, Okimoto, San Buenaventura, TakumiEDU/CPH, WAM
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HB2450OPTFMonitorRELATING TO SAFETY HELMETS.Requires operators and passengers of motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, and bicycles to wear safety helmets.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5BROWER, CACHOLA, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, TAKUMI, TODDTRN, JUD, FIN
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HB2456CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.(H ) 2/7/2020 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC/JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott, Yamashita excused (2).MATAYOSHI, AQUINO, BROWER, CULLEN, ELI, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Belatti, TakumiHLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
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HB2457CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO THE YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC.Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products. Prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine. Establishes fines and penalties for violations. Authorizes a court to impose, as a penalty on a person eighteen to twenty-one years of age who is convicted of possession of a tobacco product or electronic smoking device, the requirement to complete a tobacco education program, complete a tobacco use cessation program, or perform community service instead of paying a fine. Effective 9/1/2020. (SD2)7/8/2020 S Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 417).MATAYOSHI, AQUINO, CULLEN, ELI, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Brower, McKelvey, San Buenaventura, TakumiCPH/EDU, JDC/WAM
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HB2459HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO MEDICAL AUTONOMY.Authorizes conscientious beliefs as a basis for exemption from vaccination requirements. Requires that the first option for quarantine of an individual be quarantined inside that individual's residence.(H ) 2/14/2020 - Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 675-20) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.D. KOBAYASHI, CREAGAN, KONG, MCDERMOTT, OkimotoHLT, JUD, FIN
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HB2464HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.Imposes a fine of up to $1,000 for the operation of a vehicle with .05 or more but less than .08 grams of alcohol in breath or blood. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.AQUINOTRS, JDC
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HB2480Oral HealthMonitorRELATING TO SAFE WATER.Prohibits the introduction of fluoride to a public water system. Provides that any conflicting laws or rules are preempted.(H ) 1/30/2020 - Re-referred to CPC, JUD, referral sheet 9KONG, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CreaganCPC, JUD
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HB2504HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.Establishes disclosure and consent requirements for nonparticipating health care providers. Prohibits nonparticipating health care providers from balance billing patients in specific circumstances. Establishes rate calculation requirements for reimbursement of nonparticipating providers.(H ) 2/14/2020 - Reported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 657-20) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.MIZUNO, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, ICHIYAMA, WILDBERGERHLT, CPC, FIN
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HB2507CTFHSupportRELATING TO HEALTH.Prohibits the sale or furnishing of tobacco and tobacco products to persons under twenty-five years of age. Increases minimum age from twenty-one years of age to twenty-five years of age for purchase and possession of tobacco and tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices and increases fines.(H ) 2/6/2020 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) San Buenaventura voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, Gates, Holt, D. Kobayashi, McDermott, Quinlan, Todd voting no (7) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Saiki, Yamashita excused (3).CREAGAN, MIZUNOHLT, JUD, FIN
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HB2522MonitorRELATING TO HEALTH.Requires DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide by repurposing unused state facilities for short-term residential use by non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health conditions, and accessing and triaging the patients to a clinically appropriate level of care through the Hawaii coordinated access resources entry system. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 12/31/2059. (HD1)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.SAN BUENAVENTURA, BELATTI, ICHIYAMA, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, WARD, WOODSONCPH/HMS, WAM
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HB2539CTFHMonitorRELATING TO HEALTH.Establishes a State Lottery Commission to fund cancer research, community health centers, trauma systems, and emergency medical services. Amends disposition of funds from the State cigarette tax. Exempts the State lottery from the statutory definition of gambling.1/27/2020 H Referred to EDB/HLT, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5CREAGAN, KONG, MIZUNOEDB/HLT, JUD, FIN
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HB2540CTFHSupport IntentRELATING TO CIGARETTES.Bans the sale of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes progressively by raising the minimum age of persons to whom cigarettes and electronic cigarettes may be legally sold to 30 years of age in 2021, 40 years of age in 2022, 50 years of age in 2023, 60 years of age in 2024, and then 100 years of age in 2025. Effective January 1, 2021.(H ) 2/6/2020 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC/JUD with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, D. Kobayashi, McDermott, Quinlan, Ward voting no (5) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Saiki, Yamashita excused (3).CREAGAN, MIZUNOHLT, CPC/JUD, FIN
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HB2541OPTFSupportRELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.Makes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Increases and amends the refundable food/excise tax credit by basing the amount of the credit on a taxpayer's Hawaii earned income and federal adjusted gross income. Increases minimum wage rate to $11.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2021, $12.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2022, $12.50 per hour beginning on 1/1/2023, and $13.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2024. (HD1)Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM.SAIKI, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HAR, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITALCA, WAM
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HB2657MonitorRELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.Prohibits the issuance or renewal of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after 12/31/2022. Prohibits the approval of a new, modified, or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal after 6/30/2020. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD3)(S ) 3/5/2020 - Referred to EET, CPH/WAM.SAIKIEET, CPH/WAM
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HB2666OPTFMonitorRELATING TO CROSSWALKS.Requires a vehicle approaching a crosswalk from the opposite direction of another vehicle stopped at that crosswalk to yield and not proceed until a pedestrian, if any, has crossed the roadway.(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 5SAIKITRN, JUD
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HB2676CTFHMonitorRELATING TO HEALTH CARE.Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for a comprehensive category of reproductive health services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures. Prohibits discrimination in the provision of reproductive health care services. Effective 3/15/2021.(H ) 2/27/2020 - The committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.SAIKI, ICHIYAMA, C. LEEHLT, CPC, FIN
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HB2682SupportRELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.Establishes the agricultural technology transfer and workforce development program and provides for a coordinator position to provide support for secondary agricultural education and Future Farmers of America programs. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.NAKASHIMA, BELATTI, CREAGAN, DECOITE, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, OKIMOTO, ONISHI, TARNAS, TODDAEN/LCA, WAM
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HB2740OPTFSupportRELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.Requires the department of education to establish food waste and local-sourcing goals as part of the sustainable schools initiative. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD2)(S ) 3/16/2020 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.C. LEE, CREAGAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, NAKAMURA, WILDBERGER, WOODSONEDU, WAM
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SB2005HIPHISupportRELATING 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 7/1/2050. (HD1)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) Gates, McDermott, Thielen excused (3).K. RHOADS, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, ShimabukuroTRN, JUD, FIN
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SB2027SupportRELATING TO VOTING.Requires that any person who is eligible to vote but is not already registered to vote and applies for a new or renewed motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewed, or duplicate civil identification card be automatically 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 civil identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Takes effect 1/1/2021.(S ) 1/15/2020 - Referred to TRS, JDC/WAM.S. CHANG, BAKER, K. RHOADS, WAKAI, Kanuha, Kim, MoriwakiTRS, JDC/WAM
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SB2061SupportRELATING TO CONSERVATION.Establishes the no child left inside grant program for the awarding of grants promoting outdoor education and recreation programs. Establishes the no child left inside grant program special fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Thielen excused (1).DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, Kidani, ShimabukuroWTL/LHE, WAM
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SB2063CTFHMonitorRELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.Establishes the Hawaii after school program for youth within the Department of education to provide after school programs for public school and public charter school students in grades six through eight. Establishes the Hawaii after school program for youth special fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)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) Thielen excused (1).DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, ShimabukuroLHE, FIN
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SB2101CTFHStrongly OpposeRELATING TO TAXATION.Amends the excise tax rate on large cigars.(H ) 3/12/2020 - Re-referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 41KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)CPC, FIN
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SB2140OPTFMonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 6/30/2021.(H ) 2/27/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 34KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)FIN
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SB2167OPTFMonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 6/30/2021.(S ) 1/28/2020 - Re-Referred to WAM.KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)WAM
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SB2168MonitorRELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.Lowers the threshold blood alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.05 for the offenses of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant and Habitually Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant. (S ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRS/PSM, JDC.KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)TRS/PSM, JDC
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SB2173CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.Repeals the State's preemptory power to regulate tobacco products and electronic smoking devices. Clarifies that the counties may adopt and enforce ordinances and rules that regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices.(S ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to CPH/PSM, JDC.KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)CPH/PSM, JDC
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SB2177MonitorRELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.Lowers the threshold of blood alcohol concentration for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.(S ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRS/PSM, JDC.KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)TRS/PSM, JDC
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SB2227CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth, regarding the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices. Repeals certain statutory provisions relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective 6/18/2050. (HD1)(H ) 3/16/2020 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Tuesday 03-17-20 2:05PM in conference room 325.BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, MORIWAKI, K. RHOADS, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. ThielenCPC, JDC, FIN
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SB2228CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO FLAVORED PRODUCTS FOR ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Beginning July 1, 2020, prohibits the sale of flavored products for electronic smoking devices, the mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine, and the sale of tobacco products other than through retail sales via a direct, in-person exchange between a retailer and consumer. Establishes penalties. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)(H ) 3/16/2020 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Tuesday 03-17-20 2:05PM in conference room 325.BAKER, ENGLISH, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, MORIWAKI, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. ThielenCPC, JUD, FIN
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SB2231CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.(S ) 2/13/2020 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM.BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, K. KAHELE, MORIWAKI, NISHIHARA, Fevella, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. ThielenCPH, JDC/WAM
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SB2234MonitorRELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.Lowers the threshold blood alcohol concentration for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.(H ) 3/9/2020 - Referred to TRN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 36INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, S. Chang, Gabbard, ShimabukuroTRN, JUD, FIN
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SB2236OPTFMonitorRELATING TO AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS.Establishes the Automated Speed Enforcement Systems Program (Program). Authorizes counties to administer the Program. Requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the Program. Makes an appropriation. Establishes a Speed Committee. (S ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to TRS/PSM, JDC/WAM.INOUYE, S. Chang, Gabbard, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, ShimabukuroTRS/PSM, JDC/WAM
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SB2243HIPHIMonitorRELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.Requires the house and senate to permit remote testimony, via telephone, at public hearings.(S ) 2/4/2020 - The committee on TEC deferred the measure.K. RHOADS, RUDERMANTEC, WAM
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SB2264OPTFMonitorRELATING TO SCHOOL LUNCH REFORM.Increases the number of days by which students must apply for free or reduced lunch and replenish the student's meal fund. Prohibits serving an alternative meal to students solely for failure to pay within thirty days of the first semester of a school year or thirty days after the student's meal fund account reaches a zero or negative balance. Prohibits a school from publicly identifying or stigmatizing a student who is unable to pay for a school meal. Requires the department of education to use moneys from the special school lunch fund to provide school meals. Appropriates funds into and out of the special school lunch fund. Requires the department of education to report to the Legislature regarding the number of students who are denied meals based on the inability to pay. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1Passed 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) Thielen excused (1).KIDANI, BAKER, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, Gabbard, Shimabukuro, WakaiLHE, FIN
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SB2278MonitorRELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.Prohibits nonparticipating health care providers from balance billing patients in specific circumstances. Establishes rate calculation requirements for reimbursement of nonparticipating providers. Requires the insurance commissioner to refer certain disputes between insurers and non-participating providers to an independent dispute resolution entity for binding arbitration. Repeals 1/2/2025. Effective 1/2/2050. (HD1)(H ) 3/16/2020 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Monday 03-16-20 2:00PM in conference room 329.BAKER, S. Chang, English, Fevella, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, TaniguchiHLT, CPC, FIN
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SB2294MonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Amends the income brackets of the tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)(H ) 2/11/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27DELA CRUZ, Inouye, Shimabukuro, TaniguchiFIN
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SB2301CTFHSupportRELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.Increases the cigarette excise tax imposed on each cigarette sold in the State and allocates the increase in tax revenues to a cigarette litter abatement special fund. Provides that the cigarette litter abatement special fund shall be used to cover the costs of collecting and removing cigarette litter and providing outreach and education to curb improper cigarette litter disposal. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)(H ) 3/16/2020 - This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Tuesday 03-17-20 9:00AM in conference room 325.DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KIDANI, Kanuha, ShimabukuroEEP, FIN
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SB2302CTFHStrongly SupportRELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Includes e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Requires applicants seeking a retail tobacco permit to specify whether the retailer engages in the retail sale of e-liquid for each place of business for which a permit is sought. Allocates a portion of funds collected in excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions relating to electronic smoking devices.(S ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to CPH, JDC/WAM.DELA CRUZ, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, TaniguchiCPH, JDC/WAM
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SB2309MonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Makes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)(H ) 2/11/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 27KIDANI, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, IHARA, INOUYE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, MORIWAKI, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro, WakaiFIN
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SB2342MonitorRELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)5/11/2020 H 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) Thielen excused (1).MORIWAKI, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, IHARA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen, WakaiHSH, FIN
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SB2353OPTFMonitorRELATING TO TAXATION.Extends the period in which a county may adopt an ordinance to establish a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 3/31/2021.(S ) 1/29/2020 - Re-Referred to WAM.ENGLISH, KEITH-AGARAN, IharaWAM
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SB2366MonitorRELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.Prohibits the issuance of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after 2022. Prohibits the approval of new power purchase agreements for electricity generated from coal.(S ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to EET, CPH/WAM .ENGLISH, BAKER, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, IHARA, K. KAHELE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Dela Cruz, Nishihara, ShimabukuroEET, CPH/WAM
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SB2399MonitorRELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.Changes the earned income tax credit from a nonrefundable tax credit to a refundable tax credit.(S ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to WAM.HARIMOTO, BAKER, S. CHANG, FEVELLA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, MORIWAKI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Riviere, Shimabukuro, L. ThielenWAM
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SB2400MonitorRELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.Appropriates funds into and out of the rental housing revolving fund and dwelling unit revolving fund.(S ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to HOU, WAM.HARIMOTO, BAKER, S. CHANG, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, MORIWAKI, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro, L. ThielenHOU, WAM
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SB2413OPTFMonitorRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Establishes general excise tax exemptions for food, medical services, and feminine hygiene products. *May not include soft drinks(S ) 1/29/2020 - The committee on CPH deferred the measure.FEVELLA, KANUHA, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, Ihara, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, J.Keohokalole, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, WakaiCPH, WAM
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SB2423MonitorRELATING TO MEDICAL SERVICE BILLING.Establishes billing requirements for unanticipated medical billing and unanticipated coverage gaps of patients for out-of-network emergency services received from non-participating providers. Specifies the circumstances in which health care providers and facilities can bill health carriers and enrollees for health intervention services that are medical necessities. Effective 1/1/2021.(H ) 3/12/2020 - The committee(s) on HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.BAKER, K. RHOADS, S. Chang, English, Fevella, Ihara, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. ThielenHLT, CPC, FIN
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SB2458OPTFMonitorRELATING TO SCREEN TIME AWARENESS.Requires the behavioral health services administration of the department of health to convene a working group to compile resources to inform and educate the public about the impacts of excessive digital image screen time on the mental health and relationships of children and teenagers and report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)5/11/2020 H 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) Thielen excused (1).RUDERMAN, BAKER, KIM, Kanuha, MoriwakiHLT/HSH, FIN
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SB2459Oral HealthStrongly SupportRELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.Makes an appropriation to restore certain adult dental benefits to medicaid enrollees. Requires maximization of federal matching funds and pursuit of all known funding sources prior to expending general revenue funds appropriated. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)(H ) 3/9/2020 - Referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 36RUDERMAN, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, K. RHOADS, English, Kidani, Kim, Moriwaki, Riviere, Shimabukuro, TaniguchiHSH/HLT, FIN
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SB2466OPTFSupportRELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.Increases the minimum wage in the State to fifteen dollars per hour utilizing an annual increase over a period of four years.(S ) 1/23/2020 - Referred to LCA, WAM.RUDERMAN, S. CHANG, KANUHA, Baker, English, Ihara, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. ThielenLCA, WAM
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SB2491OPTFSupportRELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.Provides family leave insurance benefits and extends period of family leave to sixteen weeks for businesses that employs one or more employees who meet the hourly qualifications.3/9/2020 H Re-referred to LAB, LMG, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 37TANIGUCHILAB, LMG, CPC, FIN