2018 HIPHI Bill Tracker
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HB2215OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO BICYCLES.Requires the driver of a vehicle passing and overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least three feet of separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist.6/21/2018 S Act 047, 06/20/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1147).AQUINO, BROWER, LOWEN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Cullen, NakamuraTRE, JDC0
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HB1209 (2017)OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO HEALTH.Beginning January 1, 2018, requires all sugar-sweetened beverages to contain a warning label.2/7/2018 H This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 02-09-18 8:30AM in conference room 329.KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, MORIKAWAHHS, CPC1
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HB1210 (2017)OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO OBESITY PREVENTION.Establishes a fee on sugar-sweetened beverages. Establishes an obesity and chronic disease prevention special fund, Hawaii obesity and chronic disease prevention trust fund, and Hawaii interagency obesity prevention council to support obesity prevention programs. Appropriates funds to the obesity and chronic disease prevention special fund.1/17/2018 H Re-referred to HHS, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, MORIKAWAHHS, CPC, FIN1
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HB1632OPTFMONITORRELATING TO BICYCLES.Requires all individuals driving a bicycle to ride within a bicycle lane, if a bicycle lane is available for use, and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation.3/13/2018 S Re-Referred to TRE, JDC/WAM.BROWER, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, KOBAYASHI, KONG, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, QUINLAN, Aquino, Cullen, Gates, Learmont, McKelvey, Morikawa, San Buenaventura, ToddTRE/JDC, WAM1
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HB1711OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO HEALTH.Requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverage for a single price to make the default beverage a healthy beverage.2/13/2018 H Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Souki excused (1).SAIKIHHS, CPC, FIN1
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HB1732OPTFMONITORRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Provides an exemption for food and medical services from the general excise tax.1/17/2018 H Referred to FIN, referral sheet 3TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARDFIN1
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HB1806OPTFMONITORRELATING TO FOOD DONATION.Expands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made directly to needy persons. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor believes in good faith that the food remains fit for human consumption.3/22/2018 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC.LOWEN, BELATTI, BROWER, FUKUMOTO, ING, KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LUKE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, TODD, WOODSONCPH, JDC1
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HB1867OPTFMONITORRELATING TO FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.Establishes the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program. Creates fund.2/6/2018 H The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.TAKUMILAB, FIN1
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HB1924OPTFMONITORRELATING TO HEALTH.Requires a franchise retail food establishment to include nutritional information about each standard menu item. Establishes a penalty for violation.
NOTE: Gutted and replaced with opioid bill

Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense opioid antagonists without a written collaborative agreement; provided that the pharmacist meets certain qualification requirements and the individual receiving the prescription receives opioid antagonist education and signs an acknowledgement. (HB1924 HD1)
2/15/2018 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Creagan, Har, Tupola, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cachola voting no (1) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Ing, McDermott, Nakamura, Souki, Todd excused (6).MIZUNOHHS, CPC1
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HB2136OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees and employers to make contributions into an insurance fund to be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits in order to care for a designated person. Appropriates funds to implement the program.2/6/2018 H The committee(s) on LAB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, LEARMONT, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, YAMASHITA, MATSUMOTO, THIELEN, DeCoiteLAB, FIN1
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HB2156OPTFSTRONG SUPPPORTRELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a farm to school program. Requires the farm to school coordinator in the department of agriculture to work in collaboration with the department of education on any farm to school program. Establishes two FTE farm to school staff positions within the department of education. Appropriates funds.3/6/2018 S Referred to EDU/AEN, WAM.LOPRESTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, GATES, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NISHIMOTO, YAMASHITA, THIELEN, TUPOLAEDU/AEN, WAM1
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HB2185OPTFSUPPORT INTENT COMMENTSRELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH.Appropriates funds for positions to increase school-health coordination for and among the Department of Education, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services. Establishes evidence-based screenings and assessment for school vision, oral health, and behavioral health.H 2/16/2018: 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) DeCoite, Ing, Nakamura, Onishi, Woodson excused (5).BELATTIEDN, HHS, FIN1
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HB2497OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.Establishes a farm to school grant pilot program within the Hawaii department of agriculture to provide grants to schools, early care and education centers, nonprofits, soil and water conservation districts, and food producers participating in the Hawaii farm to school program. Requires the Hawaii farm to school coordinator to submit a report to the legislature. Makes appropriations for continuance of the Hawaii farm to school program and coordinator position.2/9/2018 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on EDN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, McDermott, Souki, Tupola, Woodson excused (5).CREAGAN, BELATTI, BROWER, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, SOUKI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, TOKIOKA, TUPOLA, WARD, YAMASHITAAGR, EDN, FIN1
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HB2670OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a farmers' market dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.4/26/2018 S Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 681).DECOITE, CREAGAN, GATES, ING, SAY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TOKIOKAAEN/HMS, WAM1
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HCR219OPTFMONITORURGING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION TO SEEK GREATER FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CONSTRUCTING BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS AND IMPROVING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH INFRASTRUCTURE.Urging the State Department of Transportation and transportation departments of each of the counties of Hawaii to seek greater federal funding for the construction of bike and pedestrian path infrastructure and for improvements to existing bike and pedestrian path infrastructure.3/28/2018 H Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Souki excused (1).FUKUMOTO, AQUINO, BELATTI, C. LEE, LOWEN, NAKAMURA, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, YAMANETRN, FIN1
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HCR243OPTFSUPPORTREQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND WAYS TO REDUCE THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS AND CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY-FATTENED BEVERAGES IN HAWAII.3/13/2018 H Referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 39C. LEEHHS, FIN1
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HR210OPTFSUPPORTREQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND WAYS TO REDUCE THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS AND CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY-FATTENED BEVERAGES IN HAWAII.3/13/2018 H Referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 39C. LEE1
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SB0307 (2017)OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO HEALTH.Beginning January 1, 2018, requires all sugar-sweetened beverages to contain a warning label.1/17/2018 S Re-Referred to CPH/JDC, WAM.BAKER, RUDERMAN, GreenCPH/JDC, WAM1
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SB2031OPTFMONITORRELATING TO TAX EXEMPTION.Exempts all amounts received from the sale of food products and ingredients, except alcohol, tobacco, and dietary supplements, and received as compensation for health care services from the general excise tax. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2018.1/19/2018 S Referred to CPH/WAM.GREEN, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, RIVIERE, Shimabukuro, L. ThielenCPH/WAM1
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SB2056OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO HEALTH.Requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverage for a single price to make the default beverage a healthy beverage.3/23/2018 H 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) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5).BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, ESPERO, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KIDANI, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ihara, NishiharaHHS, CPC, FIN1
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SB2071OPTFMONITORRELATING TO MEDICINE.Requires the John A. Burns school of medicine to convene a working group to discuss nutrition and lifestyle behavior changes for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Requires a report to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2020.1/22/2018 S Referred to HRE/CPH.GABBARD, ENGLISH, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Espero, K. Kahele, Kidani, Kim, ShimabukuroHRE/CPH1
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SB2104OPTFMONITORRELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees to make contributions into a trust fund that can be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits to care for a designated person. Amends the amount and duration of family leave payable to covered individuals. Expands the class of employers who are subject to the family leave law. Appropriates funds to the department of labor and industrial relations to implement the family leave insurance program. Requires a study to be performed by the department of labor and industrial relations and an actuarial study to be performed by the department of budget and finance.1/22/2018 S Referred to LBR, WAM.GREEN, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, Harimoto, K. Kahele, RudermanLBR, WAM1
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SB2222OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO BICYCLES.Requires the driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least a three-foot separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist.1/22/2018 S Referred to TRE, JDC.ESPERO, HARIMOTO, Nishihara, ShimabukuroTRE, JDC1
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SB2285OPTFMONITORRELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.Prohibits the distribution, sale, and provision of plastic straws. Establishes a fine and requires individual and business violators to pick up litter or perform community service. Takes effect 1/1/2019. (SD1)2/5/2018 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM.K. RHOADSAEN, JDC/WAM1
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SB2307OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a farm to school program. Requires the farm to school coordinator in the department of agriculture to work in collaboration with the department of education on any farm to school program. Establishes two FTE farm to school staff positions within the department of education. Appropriates funds.1/22/2018 S Referred to EDU/AEN, WAM.K. RHOADS, GREEN, HARIMOTO, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, RIVIEREEDU/AEN, WAM1
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SB2332OPTFMONITORRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Establishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the sale of groceries that are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and prescription drugs.2/5/2018 S The committee on CPH deferred the measure.L. THIELEN, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, KIM, Gabbard, Harimoto, Riviere, RudermanCPH/HMS, WAM1
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SB2350OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees and employers to make contributions into an insurance fund to be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits in order to care for a designated person. Appropriates funds to implement the program.2/6/2018 S The committee on LBR deferred the measure.BAKER, DELA CRUZ, GREEN, INOUYE, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, TOKUDA, S. Chang, English, K. KaheleLBR, WAM1
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SB2387OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a farm to school program. Requires the farm to school coordinator in the department of agriculture to work in collaboration with the department of education on any farm to school program. Establishes two FTE farm to school staff positions within the department of education. Appropriates funds.3/22/2018 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) Fukumoto, Johanson, C. Lee, Souki, Todd excused (5).KIDANI, GABBARD, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, TaniguchiEDN/AGR, FIN1
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SB2398OPTFSTRONG SUPPORTRELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a farmers' market dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.3/21/2018 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) Ing, C. Lee, McKelvey, Souki, Todd, Ward excused (6).GABBARD, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, Baker, Green, K. KaheleHHS, FIN1
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SB2413OPTFMONITORRELATING TO LONG DISTANCE RUNNING EVENTS.Prohibits long distance running event organizers from allowing minors to register unless the minors will be eighteen years or older on the scheduled date of the running event.2/5/2018 S The committee on HMS deferred the measure.ESPERO, WakaiHMS, CPH1
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SB2928OPTFSUPPORTRELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.Establishes a farm to school grant pilot program within the Hawaii department of agriculture to provide grants to schools, early care and education centers, nonprofits, soil and water conservation districts, and food producers participating in the Hawaii farm to school program. Requires the Hawaii farm to school coordinator to submit a report to the legislature. Makes appropriations for continuance of the Hawaii farm to school program and coordinator position.4/27/2018 S Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 689).GABBARD, ENGLISH, GALUTERIA, K. KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, TANIGUCHI, Baker, Espero, Harimoto, NishiharaAGR, EDN, FIN1
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SB3003OPTFSUPPORT INTENT COMMENTSRELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH.Appropriates funds for positions to increase school-health coordination for and among the Department of Education, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services. Establishes evidence-based screenings and assessment for school vision, oral health, and behavioral health.1/26/2018 S Referred to EDU/CPH/HMS, WAM.KIDANI, BAKER, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, K. KaheleEDU/CPH/HMS, WAM1
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SB3047OPTFMONITORRELATING TO FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.Establishes the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program. Creates fund.2/6/2018 S The committee on LBR deferred the measure.KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party), TOKUDALBR, WAM1
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SB3051OPTFMONITORRELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.Establishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the sale of groceries that are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, regardless of the means of purchase and the SNAP eligibility of the purchaser, and prescription drugs.2/5/2018 S The committee on HMS deferred the measure.L. THIELENHMS, WAM1
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