Hawaii State Legislature
Measures by Introducer
Measures with Tarnas as the First Primary Introducer
   36 records returned.
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HB266
Hemp; Cannabis; Controlled Substances; Legalization
RELATING TO HEMP.
Legalizes hemp to the extent legalized under federal law. Imposes a penalty for the production of hemp unless produced as authorized under federal law or under the state industrial hemp pilot program. Requires the Chairperson of Agriculture to prepare and submit a proposed state plan to monitor and regulate hemp production, including commercial production and research, to the federal Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to section 297B of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended. Requires a report to the Legislature.
(H) 1/22/2019- Referred to AGR, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 TARNAS, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ONISHI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, WILDBERGER AGR, JUD, FIN
HB295 HD1 SD1
Domestic Abuse; Emotional Abuse; Insurance Policies; Protective Orders
RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
Amends the definition of domestic abuse under Hawaii's insurance laws and domestic abuse protective order statutes to include emotional abuse between family or household members. Defines emotional abuse. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). TARNAS, CREAGAN, ELI, HAR, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, PERRUSO, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGER, Okimoto JDC
HB296
Child Custody; Grandparent Visitation
RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Requires a finding that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child as a condition of awarding grandparent visitation rights. Clarifies procedures for an order awarding reasonable grandparent visitation rights. Specifies that a violation of the terms and conditions of the order is punishable as contempt of court.
(H) 1/22/2019- Referred to HSH, JUD, referral sheet 3 TARNAS, C. LEE, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TODD, TOKIOKA HSH, JUD  SB479
HB298 HD1
Public Utilities Commission; Intra-governmental Wheeling
RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.
Authorizes any government agency to engage in the wheeling of electricity that is produced at its own facilities from renewable energy resources, subject to disallowance by the Public Utilities Commission. Designates the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority as a microgrid demonstration project. Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to allow wheeling within the boundaries of the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park. (HB298 HD1)
(S) 3/5/2019- Referred to EET, CPH. TARNAS, HAR, LOWEN, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER EET, CPH
HB765 HD1 SD2
Hawaii State Planning Act; Sea Level Rise; PUC; Ala Wai Watershed; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO COASTAL PLANNING.
Requires incorporation of sea level rise projections in all new plans and updates to existing state plans generated under the Hawaii State Planning Act and the plans of the Public Utilities Commission. Appropriates funds for the facilitation of stakeholder communications and public engagement related to environmental protection, clean waters, ecosystem preservation and restoration, and community and cultural consideration of the Ala Wai watershed and surrounding areas. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD2)
(H) 6/22/2020- Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 535). TARNAS, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER WTL/AEN, WAM
HB766 HD1 SD1
Service of Process; Electronic Mail; Task Force
RELATING TO SERVICE IN NON-CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.
Establishes a task force within the Judiciary to review allowing service of notice and process by electronic mail in civil and administrative proceedings. (SD1)
(S) 2/13/2020- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. TARNAS, BROWER, CREAGAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, TAKAYAMA JDC, WAM
HB767
Temporary Restraining Orders; Family Court Judges; Enforcement
RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Authorizes family court judges to enforce certain temporary restraining orders upon a finding of civil contempt of court.
(H) 2/8/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. TARNAS, BROWER, CREAGAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIKAWA, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN JUD, FIN
HB837
Environmental Response Revolving Fund; Native Wildlife; Environmental Disaster Standby and Response Facility ($)
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE.
Specifies the required and permitted uses of the environmental response revolving fund. Appropriates funds for the environmental disaster standby and response facility for native wildlife affected by an oil-or fuel-related disaster.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS, HAR, LOWEN, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, Wildberger EEP, FIN
HB838 HD1 SD1
Contractors; Eleemosynary Organizations; Vessels; Mooring Systems
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Exempts an eleemosynary organization that meets certain conditions and intends to engage in a public works project or operation involving the installation or maintenance of a mooring system for vessels under one hundred gross tons from licensure and other requirements of a contractor. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(S) 6/22/2020- Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363). TARNAS, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA CPH, WAM
HB1082
Trails; Na Ala Hele Program; Positions; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO TRAILS.
Appropriates moneys for the establishment of a permanent full-time equivalent abstractor position and a permanent full-time equivalent land and access specialist within the Na Ala Hele Program for trail access.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS, CREAGAN, CULLEN, GATES, HAR, KITAGAWA, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, Yamashita WLH, FIN
HB1083
Ohia Forests; Rapid Ohia Death Disease; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH DISEASE.
Protects the State's ohia forests for future generations by appropriating funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for ongoing research, survey and control, expedited removal of hooved animals, and public outreach.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS, CREAGAN, CULLEN, GATES, HAR, KITAGAWA, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, Yamashita WLH, FIN
HB1151 HD1
Commercial Ocean Recreation; Safety Measures; Watersports
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 91, HRS, to require certain safety measures for commercial ocean operators that take customers into state waters for activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and surfing lessons. (HB1151 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2019- The committee on WTL deferred the measure. TARNAS, CREAGAN, HASHIMOTO, D. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, ONISHI, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA, Todd WTL, WAM
HB1152
Marine Resources; Marine 30x30 Initiative; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.
Appropriates funds to establish a full-time temporary Program Specialist V position to support the coordination and implementation of the Marine 30x30 Initiative. Appropriates funds for the Marine 30x30 Initiative strategic communication and stakeholder engagement process.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH, FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS, GATES, HAR, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA WLH, FIN
HB1153 HD1 SD2
Remote Testimony; Remote Legislative Access Program; Legislature; Committee Hearings; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO REMOTE TESTIMONY IN LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS.
Establishes the remote legislative access program, to be supervised by the joint legislative access committee. Specific requirements that the joint legislative access committee must consider when developing the program. Requires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures for the public to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings through remote testimony. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
(S) 3/6/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 353). TARNAS, CREAGAN, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, MCKELVEY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER GVO, WAM
HB1458 HD1
Housing; State Rent Supplement Program; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO HOUSING.
Makes an appropriation for the state rent supplement program. (HB1458 HD1)
(H) 2/13/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, McDermott, Nakamura, Ward excused (4). TARNAS, ELI, D. KOBAYASHI, SAY HSG, FIN  SB1395
HB1459
Taxation; Carbon Emissions Tax; License Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Replaces the environmental response, energy, and food security tax with a carbon emissions tax. Repeals state fuel taxes under the fuel tax law.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to EEP, FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS, BROWER, ELI, ICHIYAMA, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, SAY, TODD, Creagan, Morikawa EEP, FIN  SB1463
HB1460 HD1
Statewide Boating Program; Boating Special Fund; State Boating Facility; Day-Use Mooring Buoy System
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE BOATING PROGRAM.
Defines "state boating facility" to include any day-use mooring buoy system. Authorizes funds from the Boating Special Fund to be used for any day-use mooring buoy system in the State. (HB1460 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2019- The committee on WTL deferred the measure. TARNAS, BROWER, CREAGAN, ELI, GATES, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, D. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, SAY, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE WTL, WAM
HB1461
CIP; 7th Representative District ($)
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the benefit of the 7th Representative District.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 6 TARNAS FIN
HB2192 HD1 SD1
Agricultural Structures; Building Permit and Code Exemptions; Structure Size Limitations
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
Increases the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements. Adds language granting county enforcement authorities the right of entry to inspect and enforce violations. Effective upon approval. (SD1)
(S) 7/6/2020- Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 379). TARNAS, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, HOLT, ONISHI, PERRUSO, TODD AEN/PSM
HB2193 HD1
Wildlife; Habitat Conservation Plans
RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
Requires all habitat conservation plans to include an agreement for plan participants to enter into and maintain an annual service contract with a stand-by and response facility available to provide emergency medical and rehabilitation services to native wildlife affected by activities undertaken within the plan area. Effective 7/1/2150. (HD1)
(S) 5/13/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. TARNAS, LOWEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE AEN, WAM
HB2194
Coastal Zone Management; Coastal Hazards; Special Management Areas; Shoreline Areas; Variances
RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
Defines "coastal hazards" and "beaches" and includes specific references to "coastal dunes" to clarify CZM policies in chapter 205A, HRS, including special management areas, shoreline setbacks, and variances.
(H) 2/6/2020- The committee(s) on EEP/WLH recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. TARNAS, LOWEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE EEP/WLH, FIN
HB2195 HD1
Condominiums; Developers; Annual Report; Homeowner
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Provides that any unit in a development that consists of not more than two units; is occupied as the principal place of residence of the developer, its successor, or assign; and for which the initial sale of the other unit has been completed, shall be considered sold for purposes of satisfying a developer's annual report requirement. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. TARNAS, LOWEN, TODD, WILDBERGER CPH, WAM
HB2196 HD1
Water Quality; Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems; DOH; UH Water Resources Research Center; UH Sea Grant College Program; Appropriations ($)
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.
Establishes reporting requirements for onsite sewage disposal system (OSDS) servicers. Appropriates funds for UH sea grant college program, in collaboration with DOH, to conduct community outreach regarding OSDS. Appropriates funds for UH water resources research center, in collaboration with DOH, to research the most cost-effective way to upgrade or convert cesspools. Requires and appropriates funds for the cesspool conversion working group to compile an updated database of OSDS statewide. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/16/2020- The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. TARNAS, LOWEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, YAMANE HRE/AEN, WAM
HB2424
CIP; Seventh Representative District; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects in the seventh representative district.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 5 TARNAS FIN
HB2425 HD1 SD1
Domestic Abuse; Coercive Control; Insurance Policies; Protective Orders
RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
Amends the definition of "domestic abuse" under Hawaii's insurance laws and laws relating to domestic abuse protective orders to include coercive control between family or household members. Defines "coercive control". (SD1)
(H) 9/15/2020- Act 020, on 09/15/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1125). TARNAS, BROWER, CREAGAN, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, WARD, YAMANE, Lowen, San Buenaventura, Say CPH, JDC/WAM
HB2426 HD1
Athletics; Charter School Student Participation; DOE Programs; Athletic Leagues
RELATING TO ATHLETICS.
Requires that DOE and athletic leagues and associations allow charter school students wishing to participate in a sport for which there is no program at the charter school in the service area where the student resides, to participate in a comparable DOE school sports program in the service area where the student resides or in an adjacent service area at no additional cost to the student. Specifies that charter school students be represented by the DOE school for athletic league or association business. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 3/3/2020- Referred to EDU, WAM. TARNAS, D. KOBAYASHI, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, TOKIOKA, WOODSON EDU, WAM
HB2427
Charter Schools; Multiple Authorizers; Funding; Transfers
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Provides that if BOE grants chartering authority to an authorizer other than the State Public Charter School Commission, the Legislature must appropriate funds to the Commission and any other authorizer based on a per-pupil allocation. Beginning with FY2020-2021, requires the Legislature to make an appropriation to the Commission and any other authorizer that is separate from and in addition to any appropriation made to charter schools pursuant to sections 302D-28 and 302D-29.5, HRS. Requires the transfer of the charter contract and all applicable funding from a former authorizer to a new authorizer within 10 calendar days of board approval. Makes conforming amendments.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LHE, FIN, referral sheet 5 TARNAS, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, TOKIOKA LHE, FIN
HB2428
DOE; Special Education Services; Housekeeping
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Clarifies that the department of education is responsible for providing the necessary resources for the special education of students in charter schools. Makes conforming amendments.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LHE, FIN, referral sheet 5 TARNAS, JOHANSON, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, TOKIOKA LHE, FIN
HB2591 HD1
Marine Resources; DLNR; Marine 30x30 Initiative; Appropriation ($)
RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.
Appropriates funds to provide DLNR with necessary resources associated with the marine 30x30 initiative, including funds for team and staff travel, strategic communication and outreach, professional facilitation, and management plan development. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
(S) 6/26/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. TARNAS, CULLEN, ELI, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, TODD, YAMASHITA, Wildberger WTL, WAM
HCR88
Mealani Road; Hawaii County; Access; Emergency Bypass Route
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAYS DIVISION, AND HAWAII COUNTY TO COLLECTIVELY DEVELOP A PLAN TO IMPROVE MEALANI ROAD AND ESTABLISH A PROTOCOL TO USE MEALANI ROAD AS AN EMERGENCY BYPASS ROUTE WHEN MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY IS INACCESSIBLE.
(H) 3/16/2020- Re-referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 45 TARNAS, AQUINO, BROWER, HASHIMOTO, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, NAKASHIMA, TODD, WARD, WOODSON, Okimoto, Onishi, San Buenaventura, Wildberger TRN, FIN  HR69
HCR134
DOE; Computer Science; ACT 51; Workforce
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE STATUS OF ACHIEVING ACT 51, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2018, MANDATES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION.
(H) 3/16/2020- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Monday 03-16-20 2:20PM in conference room 309. TARNAS, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER LHE, FIN  HR117
HCR135
Rabbit Meat; DOH; Commercial Sale; Inspection; Veterinarian
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO AMEND ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL SALE OF RABBIT MEAT FOR CONSUMPTION.
(H) 3/13/2020- Re-referred to JUD, referral sheet 43 TARNAS, BELATTI, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, HASHIMOTO, MORIKAWA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WARD JUD  HR118
HR69
Mealani Road; Hawaii County; Access; Emergency Bypass Route
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAYS DIVISION, AND HAWAII COUNTY TO COLLECTIVELY DEVELOP A PLAN TO IMPROVE MEALANI ROAD AND ESTABLISH A PROTOCOL TO USE MEALANI ROAD AS AN EMERGENCY BYPASS ROUTE WHEN MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY IS INACCESSIBLE.
(H) 3/16/2020- Re-referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 45 TARNAS, AQUINO, BROWER, HASHIMOTO, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, NAKASHIMA, TODD, WARD, WOODSON, Okimoto, Onishi, San Buenaventura, Wildberger TRN, FIN  HCR88
HR117
DOE; Computer Science; ACT 51; Workforce
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE STATUS OF ACHIEVING ACT 51, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2018, MANDATES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION.
(H) 3/16/2020- This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Monday 03-16-20 2:20PM in conference room 309. TARNAS, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, ONISHI, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER LHE, FIN  HCR134
HR118
Rabbit Meat; DOH; Commercial Sale; Inspection; Veterinarian
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO AMEND ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL SALE OF RABBIT MEAT FOR CONSUMPTION.
(H) 3/13/2020- Re-referred to JUD, referral sheet 43 TARNAS, BELATTI, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, HASHIMOTO, MORIKAWA, PERRUSO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WARD JUD  HCR135
HR183
State Office of Planning and HHFDC Congratulatory Reso.
RECOGNIZING THE STATE OF HAWAII OFFICE OF PLANNING AND THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR THEIR AWARD-WINNING HAWAII STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
(H) 3/9/2020- Resolution adopted in final form. TARNAS, NAKAMURA