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Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB86
Constitutional Amendment; Senators; Resign to Run; Exemption (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE RESIGNATION OF STATE SENATORS.
Constitutional amendment to allow any sitting state senator seeking another public office that begins before the senator's term ends to remain in office as a senator until the next occurring general election, or upon the senator being duly elected and certified to the other public office, whichever occurs first.
(H) 2/13/2019- Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, McDermott, Mizuno, Nakamura, Ward excused (5). TAKUMI, C. LEE JUD, FIN
HB102
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of 6 consecutive full terms in the house of representatives or 3 consecutive full terms in the senate, for members elected in 2024 and thereafter.
(H) 1/22/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 MCDERMOTT JUD, FIN
HB459
Constitutional Amendment; Referendum (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR REFERENDUM.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to provide for referendum by the electorate.
(H) 1/22/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 OHNO, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CREAGAN, LOWEN, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OKIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TODD, WARD, WILDBERGER JUD, FIN
HB480
Legislature; Member Qualifications; Appointed Members (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
Proposes an amendment to the State constitution to prohibit a person who has been appointed by the governor to fill a vacant seat in the legislature from seeking election to that seat for the term immediately following the person's appointment.
(H) 1/29/2019- Re-referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 7 BROWER, BELATTI, JOHANSON, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, San Buenaventura JUD, FIN
HB541
Tax Increment Bonds; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTIES TO ISSUE TAX INCREMENT BONDS AND TO EXCLUDE TAX INCREMENT BONDS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDED DEBT OF THE COUNTIES.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds and to exclude tax increment bonds in determining the funded debt of the counties.
(H) 1/22/2019- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 YAMASHITA, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, MCKELVEY, WOODSON, Wildberger FIN  SB858
HB611
Constitutional Amendment; State and Local Elections; Voting Age (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO LOWER THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to seventeen years of age.
(H) 1/24/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 GATES, HASHEM, B. KOBAYASHI, C. LEE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, OHNO, TODD JUD, FIN  SB518
HB620 HD1
Constitutional Amendment; Board of Education; Elected (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to change the Board of Education back to an elected board. (HB620 HD1)
(H) 2/4/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Say, Thielen, Tokioka excused (4). LUKE, CULLEN, HASHIMOTO, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, TODD, YAMASHITA, Brower, Nakamura, San Buenaventura LHE, JUD, FIN
HB709 HD1 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Elections; Recount (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast at an election to be conducted in a manner as provided by the Legislature. Effective 01/28/2081. (SD1)
(S) 4/16/2019- Notice of bill proposing constitutional amendment transmitted to Governor pursuant to Article XVII, Section 3 (Sen. Com. No. 2). C. LEE, BROWER, ELI, KITAGAWA, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, YAMASHITA, Matayoshi JDC, WAM  SB842
HB805
Constitutional Amendment; Felonies; Prosecution (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes to amend article I, section 10 of the Hawaii Constitution to no longer allow initiation of a felony prosecution by a criminal prosecuting officer through the filing of a signed written information setting forth the charge.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 BELATTI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN
HB1280
Voting; Hawaii Constitution; Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, TO EXPAND THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
Lowers the right to vote in state and local elections to those who are sixteen years of age or older per the Hawaii Constitution.
(H) 2/13/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. C. LEE, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, GATES, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TARNAS, Brower, D. Kobayashi, Wildberger JUD, FIN
HB1311
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Senate Consent Procedures; Term Renewals (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE MANNER IN WHICH JUSTICES AND JUDGES ARE APPOINTED, CONSENTED TO, AND RETAINED.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Changes the required time frames from thirty to ninety days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for justices and judges.
(H) 2/14/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI, BELATTI, C. LEE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA JUD, FIN  SB1457
HB1315 HD1
Constitutional Amendment; Access to Housing (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article IX, section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, to require the State to assure that each resident of the State has access to housing, subject to standards and criteria to be provided by the Legislature. (HB1315 HD1)
(H) 2/4/2019- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Matsumoto, Okimoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Ward voting no (1) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Say, Thielen, Tokioka excused (4). SAIKI HSG, JUD, FIN  SB635
HB1318
Constitutional Amendment; Charter Schools; Transfer from State to Counties (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO TRANSFER THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROVISION OF CHARTER SCHOOL EDUCATION FROM THE STATE TO THE COUNTIES.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to transfer the responsibility for the establishment, support, and control of charter schools from the State to the counties.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to LHE, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI LHE, JUD, FIN
HB1476
Constitutional Amendment; Rights of Victims of Crime (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide victims of crime with specific rights related to the criminal justice process.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI JUD, FIN
HB1482
Beaches; Public Trust; Preservation; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE XI OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE STATE'S BEACH RESOURCES.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to permit the State to manage beach resources statewide and in perpetuity.
(H) 1/28/2019- Referred to WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 C. LEE, LOWEN WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN
HB1588
Elections; Primaries; Political Parties (ConAm)
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Allows a voter to vote for any primary election candidate, regardless of the candidate's party or status as a nonpartisan candidate. Provides that if there are 2 or more candidates for a state public office, and a candidate receives the majority of votes for that office in the primary, that candidate shall be elected, but if no candidates receive a majority, the 2 candidates receiving the highest vote totals shall advance to the general election. Takes effect upon the ratification of a corresponding constitutional amendment.
(H) 2/6/2019- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. LUKE JUD, FIN
HB1746
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Constitutional Amendment; Executive Pardon (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE LEGISLATION REGARDING THE PROCESS BY WHICH CRIMINAL REPRIEVES, COMMUTATIONS, AND PARDONS ARE SUBMITTED TO AND CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the authorization of legislation governing the process by which executive reprieves, commutations, and pardons are submitted to and considered by the governor.
(H) 2/10/2020- The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB2186
HB1885
Constitutional Amendment; UH; Faculty; Elective Office (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 8 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article III, section 8, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to provide that constitutional section shall not be construed to prohibit a member of the legislature from being employed in a faculty member position at the University of Hawaii solely because of the membership in the legislature; provided that the legislature may enact legislation to ensure that work schedules and time demands do not unreasonably conflict.
(H) 1/31/2020- The committee(s) on LHE recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. THIELEN LHE, JUD, FIN
HB2072
Initiative; Referendum; Recall (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL.
Amends the state constitution to provide for direct initiative, popular referendum, and recall.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD JUD, FIN
HB2671
Real Property Taxation; Constitutional Amendment; Education; Teacher Compensation; BOE (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO ALLOWING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO LEVY REAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR PURPOSES OF FUNDING TEACHER COMPENSATION.
Proposes amendments to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide that the taxation of real property shall be under the concurrent jurisdiction of the Board of Education, for the purpose of funding teacher compensation, and counties.
(H) 1/27/2020- Referred to LHE, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 SAIKI, LUKE LHE, JUD, FIN
HB2747 HD3
Constitutional Amendment; Employees' Retirement System Benefits; Felony (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE THE FORFEITURE OR REDUCTION OF PENSION BENEFITS OF A MEMBER, FORMER MEMBER, OR RETIRANT OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO IS CONVICTED OF A FELONY RELATED TO THE MEMBER'S, FORMER MEMBER'S, OR RETIRANT'S EMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to article XVI, section 2, of the state constitution to authorize the legislature to enact laws to require the forfeiture or reduction of benefits of any member, former member, or retirant of the employees' retirement system who is convicted of a felony related to the member's, former member's, or retirant's employment with the State or any political subdivision thereof. Effective 7/1/2030. (HD3)
(S) 3/10/2020- The committee on JDC deferred the measure. C. LEE, JOHANSON, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, WILDBERGER, Morikawa JDC, WAM
SB4 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Voting Age for State and Local Elections (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to 16 years of age. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
(H) 3/9/2020- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 36 S. CHANG, K. RHOADS JUD, FIN
SB311
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of six consecutive full terms in the house of representatives and three consecutive full terms in the senate, for terms beginning on the day of the general election of 2024, subject to a hiatus prior to serving any subsequent terms in the same house.
(S) 1/22/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO, INOUYE, J.KEOHOKALOLE, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, L. Thielen JDC, WAM
SB312
Referendum; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR REFERENDUM.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for referendum.
(S) 1/22/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO, RUDERMAN, Riviere, L. Thielen JDC, WAM
SB322
Conservation; Game Resources; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES.
Proposes an amendment to article XI of the Hawaii State Constitution to include game animals on state lands as resources to be managed and conserved by the State and its political subdivisions.
(S) 1/22/2019- Referred to WTL, JDC/WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) WTL, JDC/WAM
SB440
Initiative; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for direct initiative.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. RUDERMAN, GABBARD, HARIMOTO, Fevella, Ihara, Riviere, L. Thielen JDC, WAM
SB518
Constitutional Amendment; State and Local Elections; Voting Age (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO LOWER THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to seventeen years of age.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. S. CHANG JDC, WAM  HB611
SB601
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor; Primary Election (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, prior to the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the primary election.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. NISHIHARA, Baker, S. Chang, Harimoto, Kanuha, Wakai JDC, WAM
SB635 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Access to Housing (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article IX, section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, to require the Legislature to consider the effect of its actions on the price of housing in the State. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. MORIWAKI, S. CHANG, KANUHA, RUDERMAN, Dela Cruz, English, Fevella, Ihara, Inouye, Kidani, Nishihara, Shimabukuro JDC, WAM  HB1315
SB679
Retirement Age of Justices and Judges; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REMOVE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to remove the mandatory retirement age of seventy years for justices and judges.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. IHARA, S. CHANG, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, K. RHOADS, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Moriwaki, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi JDC, WAM
SB842
Constitutional Amendment; Elections; Recount (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast in an election be conducted in a manner to be provided by law.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, K. Kahele, Kim, Wakai JDC, WAM  HB709
SB858 SD1
Tax Increment Bonds; Counties; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTIES TO ISSUE TAX INCREMENT BONDS AND TO EXCLUDE TAX INCREMENT BONDS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDED DEBT OF THE COUNTIES.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds. (SD1)
(S) 2/12/2019- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, J.KEOHOKALOLE, Gabbard, Wakai JDC, WAM  HB541
SB864
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Judicial Retention; Consent; Senate Consent Procedures; Senate; Term Renewals; Constitutional Amendment; Constitution (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE MANNER IN WHICH JUSTICES AND JUDGES ARE APPOINTED, CONSENTED TO, AND RETAINED.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for supreme court justices. Changes the required time frames from 30 to 90 days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, K. RHOADS, Kim, Wakai JDC, WAM
SB928 HD2
Constitutional Amendment; UH; Board of Regents; Candidate Advisory Council (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to repeal the requirement that the Governor make appointments to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents from pools of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Candidate Advisory Council for the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. (SB928 HD2)
(H) 4/5/2019- Recommitted to FIN with none voting no and Representative(s) Eli, Hashem, Mizuno, Nishimoto excused. K. KAHELE, S. Chang, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai LHE, JUD, FIN
SB948
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
(S) 1/24/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. RIVIERE, S. Chang, Fevella, Harimoto, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai JDC, WAM
SB1123
Constitutional Amendment; Rights of Victims of Crime (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide victims of crime with specific rights related to the criminal justice process.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. K. RHOADS JDC, WAM
SB1457
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Senate Consent Procedures; Term Renewals (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE MANNER IN WHICH JUSTICES AND JUDGES ARE APPOINTED, CONSENTED TO, AND RETAINED.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Changes the required time frames from thirty to ninety days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for justices and judges.
(S) 1/28/2019- Referred to JDC, WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB1311
SB2029
Constitutional Amendment; Voting Age for State and Local Elections (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to sixteen years of age.
(S) 1/15/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. S. CHANG, K. RHOADS JDC, WAM
SB2046 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Housing (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO PRODUCE ENOUGH HOUSING TO MEET DEMAND.
Amends the constitution to require the State to provide enough housing to meet demand subject to standards and criteria as provided by law. (SD1)
(S) 2/5/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM. S. CHANG, MORIWAKI, Fevella HOU, JDC/WAM
SB2074 SD1
Transit-oriented Development; Infrastructure Improvement; Real Property; Taxation; Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON REAL PROPERTY TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS NEAR RAPID TRANSIT STATIONS.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to authorize the State legislature to establish a surcharge on taxation of real property near rapid transit stations for the purpose of funding infrastructure improvements in those areas. (SD1)
(S) 2/25/2020- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. DELA CRUZ, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Shimabukuro JDC, WAM
SB2186
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Package; Constitutional Amendment; Executive Pardon (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE LEGISLATION REGARDING THE PROCESS BY WHICH CRIMINAL REPRIEVES, COMMUTATIONS, AND PARDONS ARE SUBMITTED TO AND CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the authorization of legislation governing the process by which executive reprieves, commutations, and pardons are submitted to and considered by the governor.
(S) 2/12/2020- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM  HB1746
SB2207
Constitutional Amendment; Housing; State Population Growth (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO REQUIRE THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO PLAN TO PRODUCE ENOUGH HOUSING TO MEET DEMAND IN ITS MANAGEMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH.
Amends the constitution to require the State to plan to provide enough housing to meet demand in its management of population growth.
(S) 1/31/2020- The committee on JDC deferred the measure. S. CHANG, MORIWAKI, Nishihara JDC, WAM
SB2395
Referendum; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR REFERENDUM.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for referendum.
(S) 1/23/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Fevella, Moriwaki, Nishihara JDC, WAM
SB2397
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of six consecutive full terms in the house of representatives and three consecutive full terms in the senate, for terms beginning on the day of the general election of 2024, subject to a hiatus prior to serving any subsequent terms in the same house.
(S) 1/23/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Fevella, J.Keohokalole, L. Thielen JDC, WAM
SB2516
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor; Primary Election (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, prior to the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the primary election.
(S) 1/23/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. NISHIHARA, RIVIERE, Baker, Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran JDC, WAM
SB2529
Constitutional Amendment; Voting Age for State and Local Elections (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to lower the qualifying age of voters for any state or local election to sixteen years of age.
(S) 1/23/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. K. KAHELE, S. CHANG, Shimabukuro JDC, WAM
SB2991
Constitutional Amendment; University of Hawaii; Board of Regents; Candidate Advisory Council (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to modify the appointment process for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii. Repeals the requirement that the Governor can only appoint from pools of candidates presented by the Candidate Advisory Council for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.
(S) 2/12/2020- Re-Referred to HRE/JDC/WAM. KIM, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, FEVELLA, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Baker, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, J.Keohokalole, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Wakai HRE/JDC/WAM
SB3030
Retirement Age of Justices and Judges; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for justices and judges from seventy years to eighty years.
(S) 1/27/2020- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO, BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, K. RHOADS, Fevella, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai JDC, WAM
SB3063 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Access to Housing (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article IX, section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, to require the State to place housing for its residents among its highest priorities and to implement this provision by statute. (SD1)
(H) 3/9/2020- Referred to HSG, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 36 MORIWAKI, S. CHANG, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, Dela Cruz, Fevella, Kanuha, Nishihara, Shimabukuro HSG, JUD, FIN