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House District 5
Portions of Kea‘au, and Kurtistown, Mountain View, Glenwood, Fern Forest, Volcano, Pāhala, Punalu‘u, Nā‘ālehu, Wai‘ōhinu, Hawaiian Ocean View, Ho‘okena
Room: 418
Phone: 808-586-9605
Fax: 808-586-9608
[email protected]
Rep. Jeanne Kapela was born in Kona and raised on a small coffee farm in the nearby town of Captain Cook. She graduated from Konawaena High School in 2012 and currently serves as a member of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival board of directors, Lions Club of Kona member, and communications chair for Konawaena High School's 100th Anniversary Committee.

Previously, Jeanne was a member of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association board of directors and Director of the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition. She founded Unite Hawai'i in 2015, an organization devoted to ending sexual exploitation through education.

Today, she serves as the prevention education coordinator for Imua Alliance, a nonprofit service provider for victims of sex trafficking. As a leader in Hawai�i�s efforts to combat sexual slavery, she has facilitated anti-violence education programming to over 2,000 of Hawai'i's children and worked tirelessly to provide freedom and justice to women and children affected by sexual violence.

Jeanne grew up in poverty and is committed to uplifting working families like the one in which she was raised. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Education Committee, where she strives to deliver the schools our keiki deserve. Jeanne believes that economic and social justice are essential to our democracy. She is eager to craft a Green New Deal that protects people and our planet from the twin threats of economic inequality and climate change.

Jeanne is also a classically trained ballet dancer and has performed with some of the nation's most prestigious ballet companies, including Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and the American Ballet Academy. She served as Miss Hawai'i 2015 and won the title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss America competition.
• Prevention Education Coordinator, Imua Alliance (2019-present)
• Board of Directors, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (2019-present)
• Communications Chair, Konawaena High School 100th Anniversary Committee (2019-present)
• Member, Lions Club of Kona (2019-present)
• Dance Instructor, Kona Dance and Performing Arts (2017-present)
• Committee Clerk, Rep. Amy Perruso (2019)
• Board of Directors, Kona Coffee Farmers Association (2019-2020)
• Executive Director, Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition (2019-2020)
• Executive Director, Unite Hawai'i (2015-2019)
• Dance Instructor, American Renaissance Academy (2016-2017)

March 17, 2023

Rep. Kapela Continues to Push for Paid Family Leave



Efforts to establish a family leave system in Hawaii similar to unemployment insurance have died again at the state Capitol. The issue was deferred for the year just as the the Hawai'i Working Families Coalition organized a rally for working families.

They are seeking tax relief, sick days and paid family leave to free workers to be caregivers. State Rep. Jeanne Kapela, a Democrat representing rural Hawai'i Island, said the issue is urgent. She said many families find themselves in debt after losing income while caregiving.

"No family should have to suffer or open a GoFundMe account on social media and beg for funding because they cannot afford to live in this state because they’ve had a child," Kapela told a gathering of workers and advocates.

For more, visit the following link: PAID FAMILY LEAVE.
March 10, 2023

Rep. Kapela Works to End the Tip Penalty



Oʻahu community members gathered at a town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss their frustration with the tip credit — a wage system that many service workers have deemed as inequitable over the years.

Currently, restaurants and hotels are allowed to deduct $1 from the minimum wage of workers who receive tips. That dollar is officially called a tip credit, but affected workers say it should be called a tip penalty.

This legislative session, Rep. Jeanne Kapela of Hawaiʻi Island sponsored a bill that would have eliminated the tip credit. However, House Bill 1288 never received a hearing.

"The people who are donating to legislators are the Chamber of Commerce, they are the Restaurant Association, they are the big business that comes out and talks about how workers don’t deserve a living wage," Rep. Kapela said.

For more, visit the following link: TIP PEANLTY.
February 27, 2023

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Sponsors Bill to Make Community College Free



Community college could be free for Hawaii residents if measures being considered by the Legislature become law.

House Bill 78 and its companion, Senate Bill 172, would expand the Hawaii Promise program, a “last dollar" scholarship providing free in-state tuition for University of Hawaii community college students.

"This bill would make community college free for all Hawaii residents," said Big Island Rep. Jeanne Kapela, a Democrat who introduced the bill. "For me, this measure is a matter of basic educational equity. We need to make sure that all of Hawaii’s children have access to the same opportunities to achieve financial security and learn the skills necessary to participate in the 21st century workplace."

For more, vist the following link: FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
February 3, 2023

Want To Give Our Kids A Future? Change The Way We Tax Wealth



On February 3, 2023, Honolulu Civil Beat published the following op-ed from Rep. Jeanné Kapela Rep. Amy Perruso in support of tax fairness. An excerpt from the article appears below.

"Our current budget surplus is temporary. Consider that a one-time, $300 million investment in affordable housing can create roughly 1,500 affordable housing units. But we need more than 50,000 affordable housing units in the next three years just to catch up to our current demand.

We need a dedicated revenue stream — year after year — to deliver on the promise of opportunity for our people.

Instead of allowing our tax system to deepen wealth and income inequality — harming our democracy and putting the quality of our collective future at risk—we propose that our colleagues in the Capitol join us in embracing tax fairness, and in asking the rich to pay a fair share to fund our future."

To read the full article, click to the following link: TAX FAIRNESS.
January 26, 2023

Big Island’s Rep. Jeanné Kapela introduces sex trafficking bill to protect keiki



Sex trafficking is happening throughout Hawai‘i and Big Island state legislator Jeanné Kapela says students know they are the targets.

To tackle the problem, Kapela introduced House Bill 550. The measure, which passed its first reading Monday, would require the Hawai'i Department of Education to offer training for teachers, educational officers and school-based behavioral health specialists on sex trafficking prevention and response.

"We have the highest number of sex trafficking victims per capita in the entire nation and that ends by educating our children and preparing their educators to help the individuals who protect those kids in those classrooms," said Kapela, who represents House District 5 (Nāʻālehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kealakekua and Kailua-Kona).

For more, visit the following link: TRAFFICKING PREVENTION.
January 23, 2023

Hawai'i Tax Fairness Coalition event supports higher taxes for ultra-wealthy



The Hawai'i Tax Fairness Coalition is calling on lawmakers to pass wealth taxes, and they came out in a peaceful protest Thursday at the Hawai'i State Capitol to call for tax justice.

Representative Jeanne Kapela said, "Hawai'i deserves tax justice. We know what our working families are struggling to put food on the table, to keep a roof over their heads, while some of the wealthiest among us are not paying their fair share of taxes."

Kapela added, "We're here joining along other states, six other states who are fighting for tax justice, the federal government is not going to put forward proposals that uplift working families, but yet saddle taxes on working families, then we're going to make sure we're going in at the state level."

For more, visit the following link: TAX JUSTICE.
January 19, 2023

Rep. Kapela pushes to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawai'i



A recent local government-led task force report on legalizing adult recreational cannabis use is neither for nor against making such a change in Hawai'i, but a concerted push has begun for the Legislature to do it this year.

Proponents of such legalization on Wednesday announced support for a bill to achieve the objective and also expunge past criminal records and end punishment for people charged with or convicted of offenses that wouldn’t be offenses under an amended state law.

Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Volcano-­Naalehu-Hawaiian Ocean View) has drafted a bill slated for introduction and aimed at permitting the legal use of cannabis by adults 21 or older beyond already regulated medical use under a system that would allow cultivation, retail sales and special taxation.

"It is time to stop making excuses," Rep. Kapela said in the rotunda of the state Capitol. “It is time to stop playing games with the lives of Hawaii’s families who have been harmed by our state’s rabid devotion to prosecuting cannabis use.”

For more, see the following link: CANNABIS LEGALIZATION.
December 5, 2022

Rep. Jeanne Kapela calls for more affordable housing for Hawai'i Island



Despite the threats of hurricanes, tsunamis, vog, earthquakes — and now another eruption from Mauna Loa — people continue to move to the more affordable areas of Hawaii island, including the Leilani Estates subdivision that was overrun by Kilauea lava in 2018. The reasons for buying vary among newcomers, retirees and working local families: the allure of living among 11 of the planet’s 13 ecosystems; the offer of cooler climates depending on the elevation on Hawaii island’s volcanic slopes (there are five); and, most importantly, more land and more house at less cost.

The risks that people are willing to take under the threat of multiple natural disasters ultimately underscore the need for more affordable housing all across Hawaii, said state Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D-5). “They’re moving to what I call crisis areas that are dangerous,” Kapela said. “We need to build truly affordable housing. The lack of access to housing only contributes to the brain drain. Your family can’t thrive when you’re just working to survive.”

For more, visit the following link: HOUSING CRISIS.
September 15, 2022

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Questions New DOE Appointments



The Hawai'i State Department of Education has a new deputy superintendent of strategy and another for operations. This comes after the Board of Education approved the two appointments during a recent BOE meeting. DOE Superintendent Keith Hayashi said the two new leaders will help strengthen the department's ability to get priorities done and mitigate negative impacts of the pandemic.

Yet, the Hawai'i State Teachers Association brings up concerns, adding this is money being funneled away from classrooms and students. Additionally, the Vice-Chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Jeanne Kapela, is concerned about the lack of transparency of the hiring process.

"I am deeply concerned about the lack of transparency surrounding the recent deputy superintendent hirings," said Rep. Kapela. "The BOE approved the new positions without asking a single question of the nominees, which undermines public confidence in the selection process. We must make sure that the people appointed to these positions are committed to replacing test-and-punish education policies with well-rounded learning opportunities for our children."

For more information, see the following link: DOE APPOINTMENTS.
September 13, 2022

Rep. Kapela Calls for Systemic Solutions to School Bus Driver Shortage



In response to the chronic school bus driver shortage, Hawai'i public high school students are being offered free city and county bus passes to use on Oahu, Kauai and Maui under a pilot project launched Monday. On Hawai'i island, where Hele-On county buses already are free to ride, high school students are being encouraged to use them more, and to register with the new EXPRESS program so their county bus use can be counted.

The EXPRESS passes aren’t much help to rural students who would have to wait in the pre-dawn dark along roads without sidewalks, said state Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Naalehu-Captain Cook-Keauhou), whose Big Island district has been plagued with bus shortages. She said ultimately, more permanent solutions are needed, including better pay to attract school bus drivers for the long term.

School buses are contracted via companies such as Roberts Hawai'i School Bus and Ground Transport Inc. Some companies are reporting improved hiring through better pay and benefits, Kapela said.

School bus schedules make it hard to get a second job, so “we have to give them a living wage, along with more respect," Kapela said. “We have to understand the importance of these individuals within our education system.”

For more, visit the following link: SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE.
September 12, 2022

New online guide provides information on abortion access in Hawaiʻi



This month, the Hawai'i Abortion Collective released the state's first comprehensive resource providing information on abortion rights and services for patients and providers in the islands. The guide follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and ruled that abortion is not a constitutional right.

"A majority of those seeking abortion care are young, socio-economically disadvantaged women of color,"said state Rep. Jeanne Kapela, representing District 5 on the Big Island. "Many neighbor island communities, like my home, are stricken with financial distress and are missing the essential health infrastructure available in urban Honolulu. Hopefully, this abortion guide being launched today will begin to rectify the gaps in our continuum of care for our sister Island residents in need in need of abortion services."

To access the abortion guide, visit: HAWAI'I ABORTION GUIDE.
July 26, 2022

Rep. Jeanne Kapela leads lawmakers' support for LGBTQ+ community



Following violent threats that led to the cancellation of a planned fundraising event for LGBTQ+ youth on Hawaii Island, 18 state legislators issued a statement this week to reaffirm their support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

The family friendly billed event was set to take place at Keauhou Shopping Center on Saturday with funds raised going to West Hawaii Children’s Justice Center, said Rep. Jeanné Kapela (D-South Kona, North Kona and Ka‘u). It was called off when organizers and participants received threats of violence, including death threats.

"Violent threats have no place on our shores, especially when they involve children. The outbursts of hate speech that caused the cancellation of this event show that we need to strengthen protections for LGBTQ+ youth and their families across Hawaii," said Kapela.

For more, visit the following link: LGBTQ+ SUPPORT.


July 21, 2022

Hawai'i lawmakers question Navy's timeline in Red Hill defueling plan



Hawaii legislators asked if the Navy could finish the job of defueling Red Hill faster than two and a half years. The Navy said it is a possibility, but supply chain issues may be a factor. The Navy plans to spend over a year on assessments, repairs, and securing the Red Hill facility for the job to come.

Rep. Jeanne Kapela warned the Navy, "You folks have talked about safety and moving at the speed of safety but the reality is that every second that we wait, and every moment that we wait to commence defueling operations, will lead and could possibly lead to another public health and environmental catastrophe."

For more, visit the following link: SHUT DOWN RED HILL.


May 4, 2022

Legislature Gives Final Approval To Minimum Wage, Mauna Kea And Teacher Pay Bills



Lawmakers took final votes on hundreds of bills Tuesday in one of the last days of a session that featured a historic, billion-dollar investment in housing and other programs for Hawaiians, and a major push to increase funding for education.

Rep. Jeanne Kapela told her colleagues that "a living wage is a human right," and said by passing the bill "we are resetting the conversation about what is possible in terms of delivering economic justice to working families, not just for our state but for the entire nation."

Public school teachers’ salaries were another major focus this year, with lawmakers earmarking $130 million in the budget for raises for about 8,700 more senior teachers to resolve an issue known as salary “compression,” and also provide additional pay for professional development.

Kapela, who represents rural Ka'u, thanked her colleagues Tuesday for supporting those initiatives to boost teacher pay this year. "The schools in my district are remote and highly impoverished," with an extremely high teacher turnover rate, she said. She blamed Hawaii’s chronic teacher shortage on low pay — public schools had a shortage of more than 1,000 qualified teachers in the 2018-2019 school year — and said the raises approved this year will go a “long way” toward addressing the problem.

For more, visit the following link: PASSED BILLS.
April 22, 2022

Fighting to Strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit



State lawmakers and advocates for the working class on Monday urged the Hawai'i Legislature to extend a key tax credit for the poor. The Hawai'i Earned Income Tax Credit is set to expire at the end of the year. A new bill proposes to extend the credit for another six years. It also will allow Hawai'i's poorest families who don’t earn enough money to qualify for more benefits under the credit.

State Rep. Jeanne Kapela said her support for the measure comes from personal experience. "I grew up in an incredibly and extremely low income household. I know exactly what it’s like to not know where you’re next meal is going to come from," she said. "The creation of a refundable EITC might mean the difference between keeping ... children fed."

For more, see the following link: TAX CREDIT.
April 21, 2022

Supporters rally to raise minimum wage to $18



A bill that would incrementally raise the state’s minimum wage passed out of the state Senate on Tuesday.

House Bill 2510, in its current iteration, would increase the base pay in stages from the current minimum wage of $10.10 to $12 per hour in October of this year, then to $15 an hour starting January 2024 and finally $18 an hour in January 2026.

It would also reduce and eventually eliminate the “tip credit” — a practice that allows employers to use a portion of tips toward the calculation of the minimum wage.

"We know that the Legislature needs to step up and really have the political courage to ensure that we can deliver a living wage for all," Rep. Jeanne K apela said. "A living wage really means the difference between choosing whether you're going to use that $20 bill to put gas in your car or keep a roof over your head or put food on the table for your children."

For more, see the following link: MINIMUM WAGE.
March 10, 2022

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Fights for Stronger Minimum Wage Bill



Hawai'i lawmakers moved ahead with plans to dramatically increase the state minimum wage to $18 an hour after a stirring House floor debate Tuesday. Democratic Rep. Jeanne Kapela argued that the measure was too stingy. "This measure still falls short of what working families truly deserve," she said.

The last series of increases in the state minimum wage from 2014 to 2018 did not trigger any huge loss of jobs, Kapela said. In fact, the number of people employed by small businesses grew by 3 percent during those years, while the number of small businesses in Hawai'i grew by 8 percent, she said.

"When we hear people from the business community or from the restaurant industry saying that creating a living wage will lead to job losses, we know that, too, is a lie," Kapela told her House colleagues.

For more, see the following link: MINIMUM WAGE.
March 10, 2022

Proposal could give Hawai'i high school students, teachers LGBTQ-inclusive training



A bill moving through the State Legislature would provide more inclusive training for students and teachers to cull some of the stigmas around the LGBTQ community.

"When we're talking about schools being these safe spaces for students, you can't learn if you don’t feel like your teacher respects you for who you are," said Rep. Jeanne Kapela.

For more, see the following link: LGBTQ INCLUSIVITY.
February 1, 2022

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Launches Working Families Legislative Caucus



A diverse group of Hawai'i lawmakers has formed a new coalition to elevate legislative efforts aimed at improving economic conditions for much of the local working class, including households with children.

Fourteen lawmakers including the lone Republican in the state Senate have established the Working Families Caucus, which plans to sponsor five bills to bolster the finances of lower-income residents through wage, benefit and tax policy changes.

Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Naalehu-Captain Cook-Keauhou) led the formation of the caucus and will serve as its chairwoman. “I think it’s about time that we push for, fight for and pass legislation that will uplift Hawaii’s working families,” she said in an interview.

For more, see the following link: WORKING FAMILIES CAUCUS.
February 1, 2022

Rep. Kapela Introduces Legislation to Increase Teacher Pay



Rep. Jeanne Kapela, vice chair of the House Education Committee, also plans to introduce two bills — one addressing so-called salary compression in which teachers are not paid according to years of experience and another proposing to remove the cap on salary classes so teachers are more incentivized to seek professional development.

"We are heading into session with a billion-dollar surplus, which makes a lot of us hopeful that we can pass legislation that supports teachers and our working families," Kapela said. "We can absolutely afford to pay teachers more. We need to pay them what they’re worth."

For more, see the following link: TEACHER PAY.
February 1, 2022

Rep. Kapela Advocates for School Bus System Improvements



Hundreds of Hawai'i families are scrambling to get their children to school as a chronic school bus driver shortage worsened by the latest COVID-19 surge has led to the temporary suspension of dozens of routes, mostly on Hawaii island. State Rep. Jeanne Kapela, (D, Naalehu-Captain Cook-Keauhou), says she has received a flood of calls and emails from constituents who are frustrated by the bus interruptions.

"In a Jan. 18 House hearing with the DOE, Kapela said to interim school Superintendent Keith Hayashi, “With the (coronavirus) case counts skyrocketing basically throughout the DOE, cases being under-reported in schools, and thousands of teachers calling out sick, and kids not being able to get to the classroom … don’t you think it’s time that we maybe follow the lead of some other schools across the country and return to possible distance learning, at least until things normalize?”

For more, see the following link: BUS SHORTAGE.
October 25, 2021

Rep. Kapela Joins Lawmakers in Defending Mauna Kea Protectors



Although the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands had planned a sweep of individuals who continue to occupy the area around the Maunakea Access Road, three Hawaii lawmakers have formally asked the department chair to explore possibilities that would permit the protesters to remain on the mountain.

"If they were to do something like this, COVID or not, and even if our hospitals are full and even if we're in the very worst part of the pandemic that we’ve seen so far, people wouldn't hesitate to protect Maunakea. We would just continue to see case numbers skyrocket," Rep. Kapela said. "It's never a good time, but now is absolutely the wrong time."

For more, see: MAUNA KEA.
October 8, 2021

Rep. Kapela joins nationwide protests in support of reproductive rights



Nearly 100 West Hawai'i residents took to the streets on October 2, 2021 to join citizens across the nation rallying in support of abortion rights in Hawai'i and beyond.

"Today we are here to advance reproductive rights across our state and increase access to reproductive care, but also because there is an attack against reproductive rights in our nation right now," said one of the rally’s organizers Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D-South Kona, Ka'u and a portion of North Kona).

For more. click the following link: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE.
July 21, 2021

Safety Must Be Prioritized As Schools Reopen



The Hawaii Department of Health is currently revising school guidance, but with two weeks until school starts, there’s still a lot of uncertainty. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are lending a helping hand in keeping classrooms safe.

"This past year, the legislature did appropriate money to the Department of Education," said Rep. Jeanne Kapela, (D) Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, and Kailua-Kona. "I'm hopeful that it's going to be used specifically for HEPA filters or bringing in more air filtration into our classrooms. Especially those that don’t have maybe windows or the possibility to have free flowing air coming into the classroom as easily as others."

For more, visit the following link: SCHOOL SAFETY.
July 6, 2021

Rep. Jeanne Kapela speaks out against Asian American discrimination



Hundreds rallied at the state Capitol and marched through Chinatown on Saturday in a show of unity against targeted attacks on Asian Americans in the U.S., most recently highlighted when a man shot and killed eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent, at three spas in the Atlanta area earlier this month.

State Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Naalehu-Captain Cook-Keauhou) referred to the March 16 shooting in the Atlanta area "as another outbreak of the ongoing epidemic of mass gun violence here in our country, and it was also an act of racial terror against Asians and Asian Americans."

For more, click the following link: STOP ASIAN HATE.
July 1, 2021

Rep. Kapela fights for teacher bonuses, funding for Hawai'i’s education system



A bill that would give $2,200 bonuses to Hawai'i public school teachers is now on Gov. Ige's intent to veto list. The announcement came during the week of Monday, June 21, but one lawmaker believes it could work.

"There is a question about federal money being utilized in this bill and it has actually nothing to do with that $2,200 teacher incentive," said Rep. Jeanne Kapela. "There are whole states that have used money they’ve received through the American Rescue Plan to help give teachers an incentive or to give them a bonus of some sort."

For more, click the following link: TEACHER RETENTION INCENTIVE.
June 24, 2021

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Fights for Teacher Shortage Pay Increases



State Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Naalehu-Captain Cook-Keauhou), vice chairwoman of the House Education Committee, noted last week that the Legislature had left "significant holes" in the public schools' budget, including for the differentials. She urged the Board of Education to use some of the federal relief money that is targeted for learning loss to cover them.

"These differentials are critical to maintaining quality educators in my community's schools," Kapela said. "Nothing could be more critical to preventing learning loss than ensuring that our most vulnerable children are taught by highly qualified teachers." For more, click the following link: TEACHER DIFFERENTIALS.
May 14, 2021

Economic Recovery Should Focus On Working Families



Congress provided federal assistance to working families this winter through stimulus payments and tax relief provisions of the American Rescue Plan, such as the newly broadened child tax credit. The support offered by these measures is far short of what is necessary for most island residents to make ends meet, however, leaving local leaders with the duty of uplifting their economic well-being.

To help Hawai'i's workers, elected officials must act to create a living wage of at least $17/hour, pass paid sick and family leave programs, and exempt unemployment insurance payments from the state income tax. For more, visit the following link: WORKING FAMILIES.
April 29, 2021

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Calls for Board of Education to Consider Teachers in Superintendent Search



As Hawai'i's Board of Education prepares to choose a new school superintendent, the State Legislature passed a bill requiring it to prioritize candidates with at least a decade of administrative experience and a "working understanding" of local leadership processes. Rep. Jeanne Kapela expressed concerns about the measure, saying that it could prevent teachers from being considered as viable candidates.

"If we really want to uplift teachers and students, we have to make sure we have a superintendent who has served in a position of teacher," she said. By focusing mainly on departmental administrators like principals and complex area superintendents, "we are only continuing to reproduce the exact same shortcomings with the current administration," she said. For more, click the following link: TEACHERS.
April 28, 2021

Rep. Kapela Comments on Search for Hawaii DOE interim superintendent



The Board of Education has begun its search for an interim superintendent to head the Hawaii Department of Education until it appoints a permanent superintendent.

“I believe that the Board of Education should prioritize candidates from our home state in selecting a new superintendent,” Kapela said. "Ideally, the BOE should choose someone with a proven track record of classroom experience and a commitment to supporting the teachers who are tasked with crafting our keiki’s future." For more, click the following link: SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH.
March 30, 2021

Rep. Jeanne Kapela Supports Closing REITs Tax Loophole



State lawmakers have once again taken a pass at trying to abolish a tax break for real estate investment trusts operating in Hawai'i, but Rep. Jeanne Kapela is committed to continuing to work to close the tax loophole and fight for tax fairness for Hawai'i's people.

"As a strong supporter of taxing REITs, I am committed to doing all I can to move these measures forward during next year’s legislative session," Rep. Kapela said in an email. "Taxing REITs must be part of our strategy for sustaining our state’s fiscal recovery and creating an economy that advances the prosperity of all of Hawaii’s people. As we work to craft an economic recovery that uplifts working families, we need to generate revenue that puts people’s needs before corporate greed."

For more, see: KAPELA SUPPORTS CLOSING REITS LOOPHOLE.
February 22, 2021

It's Time for Hawai'i to Tax the Rich



Budgets are about allocating resources. Ultimately, our state’s fiscal choices - including decisions about raising revenue — reflect our political and socioeconomic priorities. As we craft the islands’ economic recovery, the choice is clear: Will we continue a status quo that damages our most vulnerable residents or will we finally put people before profit?

This year, I introduced an omnibus revenue generation bill to close the state’s $1.4 billion budget shortfall by increasing taxes on the wealthy. HB 3, and its Senate companion SB 56, would generate over $750 million per year to uplift our island home and uplift Hawai'i's most vulnerable residents.

For more, visit the following link: TAX THE RICH.
February 19, 2021

Hawai'i lawmakers push to legalize marijuana for personal use



With the state strapped for cash, some Hawai'i lawmakers are considering legalizing recreational marijuana. Rep. Jeanne Kapela introduced a bill that would allow people to have up to an ounce of cannabis. It would also create a process for cultivators to grow and sell marijuana which would then be taxed by the state, which could generate at least $150 million in revenue at a time when the state is in desperate need of money.

"This bill is a bill that will legalize marijuana and tax it that way we can utilize that revenue for essential services which right now in the middle of this budget shortfall are being cut. We should not be furloughing teachers, we should be generating revenue and utilizing this opportunity to allow people to do something that they've already been doing and making sure we are no longer going to disproportionately harm the working poor or Native Hawaiian," Kapela said.

For more, see the following link: CANNABIS LEGALIZATION.
January 25, 2021

Rep. Jeanne Kapela opposes crippling school budget cuts



A proposal to slice 10% from Hawaii’s public schools budget for the next two years - on top of the 6% cut already imposed this fiscal year — was approved Thursday by the Board of Education.

"As the Education Committee incoming vice chair, I believe it is my responsibility to prevent these draconian cuts from happening," said state Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D, Kailua-Kona to Naalehu). "What's before you today would create educational chaos. … I do promise to be an eager partner with you in resolving the department’s fiscal dilemma."

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December 22, 2020

Rep. Jeanne Kapela questions DOE officials about COVID-19 response plan



Jeanne Kapela, representative-elect whose district runs from Na'alehu to Kailua-Kona, asked if the DOE will provide extra personnel to disinfect frequently touched surfaces at schools and personnel to run isolation areas for students experiencing COVID symptoms, or if schools will have to pay for those services out of their own budgets.

"About 93, 94% or our budget is in the hands of schools," Kishimoto replied. "And so, what we are doing is providing guidance around and support around how to think about staffing, training the staff and making sure we hear from them what kind of training employee groups need to do this well. We also highly rely on part-time workers, so it's really been about re-deploying and hiring part-time staff to do different work, these days."

For more, click the following link: DOE COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN.
 Measures Introduced in 2023
Measure and Title
HB54 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB55 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB57 HD1
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
HB58
RELATING TO COMPENSATION BENEFITS.
HB59
RELATING TO LIBRARIES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HB69 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
HB77 HD1
RELATING TO TEACHERS.
HB78 HD1
RELATING TO STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
HB79 HD1
RELATING TO MEDIA LITERACY.
HB80 HD2
RELATING TO AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENTS.
HB81
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB82 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PRECEPTORS.
HB147
RELATING TO VEHICLE WEIGHT TAXES.
HB148
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB149
RELATING TO TAX HAVEN ABUSE.
HB150
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB151
RELATING TO THE ESTATE TAX.
HB169
RELATING TO BEACH PARK RESTORATION.
HB179 HD1
RELATING TO DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER MATERIALS.
HB181 HD1
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB183
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB187 HD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB190
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.
HB191 HD1
RELATING TO CLIMATE MITIGATION.
HB192 HD2
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB193 HD1
RELATING TO ENERGY-EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.
HB195 HD1
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB197 HD1
RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION.
HB198 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
HB199 HD1
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB207
RELATING TO LABOR.
HB209 HD1
RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB216
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB232
RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.
HB233 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO A CHILD TAX CREDIT.
HB234
RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.
HB235
RELATING TO PAID SICK LEAVE.
HB236
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB237
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB238
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB239 HD1
RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY.
HB240
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
HB241
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB243 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB244 HD2
RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
HB246
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB247 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB248 HD2
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB249 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM.
HB250 HD1
RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL PROCUREMENT.
HB251
RELATING TO NEONICOTINOIDS.
HB252
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB253
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB254
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB255
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB256
RELATING TO ORGANIC WASTE.
HB259 HD1
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB260 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB261 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
HB262 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB271
RELATING TO ROADS.
HB274 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB279 HD2
RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.
HB284 HD2
RELATING TO TARO.
HB315 HD1
RELATING TO FLOODING.
HB316
RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.
HB317 HD2
RELATING TO YOUTH FEES AND FINES.
HB318
RELATING TO COMPENSATION.
HB319
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB320
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
HB322
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB326
RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
HB327 HD1
RELATING TO ROOFTOP SOLAR INSTALLATION.
HB328 HD1
RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS.
HB329 HD2
RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB331
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB332 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB337 HD1
RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.
HB388 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB389 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB390 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB391 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB425
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB426 HD1
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB427
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB428
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB429
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB430
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB431
RELATING TO DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
HB438 HD1
RELATING TO YOUTH PROGRAMS.
HB440 HD1
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB441 HD1
RELATING TO CLIMATE EQUITY.
HB442
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB443 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB467 HD2
RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.
HB469
RELATING TO A PERMANENT HAWAII STATE DIVIDEND.
HB470 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO MINORS.
HB474 HD1
RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY.
HB475 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB476
RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB477
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB478 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB481 HD1
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUITY.
HB482
RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE FOR MINORS.
HB483
RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
HB484
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH LICENSING.
HB485 HD3 SD1
RELATING TO MARRIAGE.
HB492
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB493 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB499 HD1
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB501
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB502 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB504 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB520 HD1
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB522 HD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB537 HD2
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB539
RELATING TO MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE.
HB540 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB547 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EARLY CHILD CARE.
HB548
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB549
RELATING TO PRESCHOOL.
HB550
RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
HB551 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB552 HD1
RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
HB553
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE CARE.
HB554 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CAMPUS SAFETY.
HB555
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB556 HD2
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB557
RELATING TO GASOLINE PRICE GOUGING.
HB558
RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
HB559
RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB568
RELATING TO INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HB570
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH.
HB571 HD1
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB573 SD1
RELATING TO FENTANYL TEST STRIPS.
HB579 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
HB580 HD1
RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
HB581 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.
HB582 HD1
RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
HB583
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING ACCREDITATION.
HB585
RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
HB587 HD1
RELATING TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT.
HB599
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB600 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.
HB601
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB602
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
HB603 HD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB604
RELATING TO HOTEL WORKERS.
HB615 HD1
RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.
HB616
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB617 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
HB618
RELATING TO FAMILY.
HB619 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB620
RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
HB621
RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF WATER RIGHTS.
HB648 HD1
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
HB649
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB650 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB651
RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
HB652 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
HB653 HD1
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
HB654 HD2
RELATING TO BUILDINGS.
HB655
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB656
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB657 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB659 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB660 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
HB661 HD1
RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
HB662 HD1
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
HB663 HD1
RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
HB664 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB665
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
HB734
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB735
RELATING TO AN INTERSTATE COMPACT TO PHASE OUT CORPORATE WELFARE.
HB736
RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
HB737
RELATING TO RECIDIVISM REDUCTION.
HB738
RELATING TO REEF PROTECTION.
HB740 HD1
RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB741 HD1
RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
HB742
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
HB743 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB744 HD1
RELATING TO BOOSTER CLUBS.
HB745
RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB746
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
HB753 HD1
RELATING TO AN INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB779
RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.
HB780
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB782 HD1
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB783
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB784
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB793
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB794 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO DISABILITY AWARENESS.
HB818
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB819 HD2
RELATING TO LIMU KALA.
HB827
RELATING TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.
HB828 HD1
RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION.
HB829
RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.
HB832
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB834 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
HB835
RELATING TO GAS APPLIANCES.
HB837 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
HB838 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
HB842
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB843 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB844 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB845
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB848 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII INSTITUTE FOR MARINE BIOLOGY.
HB850 HD2
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB855 HD1
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
HB861
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
HB864 HD1
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
HB870 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICE PILOT PROGRAM.
HB871 HD1
RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.
HB872 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
HB873
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB874 HD2
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB875 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB876 HD2
RELATING TO NATIVE POLLINATORS.
HB877 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB880 HD1
RELATING TO POLICING.
HB881
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
HB885 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB886 HD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB895 HD1
RELATING TO ORGANIC WASTE DIVERSION.
HB896 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB901
RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF AQUATIC MAMMALS.
HB905 HD1
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER YIELDS.
HB906
RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
HB907 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
HB908 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
HB909 HD1
RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
HB910
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB914 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB915
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB916 HD1
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
HB927
RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB931
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS.
HB934
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB935
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB936 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB948 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH.
HB949 HD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB950 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS.
HB951 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB952 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB953 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB954 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB955 HD2
RELATING TO CHAPTER 457J, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HB957
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB958
RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
HB959
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AIR TRAVEL.
HB965
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB967
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCING FOR CANDIDATES TO ELECTED OFFICE.
HB968 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1116 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY.
HB1124
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB1128 HD2
RELATING TO SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONAL NATIVE SPEAKERS OF HAWAIIAN.
HB1146 HD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1147
RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
HB1148 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1149 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE PROGRAM.
HB1150 HD2
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1175
RELATING TO INCREASED INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS.
HB1176
RELATING TO INCARCERATION.
HB1177
RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND DISPOSITIONS.
HB1179
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1180
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1183 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
HB1184 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1188 HD1
RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB1189
RELATING TO PUBLIC PARKING AT ALA WAI BOAT HARBOR.
HB1190
RELATING TO A WEALTH ASSET TAX.
HB1191
RELATING TO EQUITABLE GENDER REPRESENTATION ON CORPORATE BOARDS.
HB1192 HD1
RELATING TO ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
HB1195
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1196
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1197
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1198
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1199
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB1203 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1204 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB1205 HD1
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB1211 HD1
RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB1212 HD1
RELATING TO WATER NEUTRALITY.
HB1213
RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB1216
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB1217 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB1218
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB1219 HD1
RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
HB1222
RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ACCESS THROUGH REMOTE TESTIMONY.
HB1223 HD1
RELATING TO TEACHER LOANS.
HB1224
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1232
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
HB1233 HD2
RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB1235 HD2
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
HB1237 HD1
RELATING TO A GREEN USER FEE PROGRAM.
HB1248 HD1
RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB1249
RELATING TO DIAMOND HEAD.
HB1250 HD1
RELATING TO MĀMAKI TEA.
HB1252 HD2
RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB1253
RELATING TO HONOLUA BAY.
HB1254 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1263 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HB1264
RELATING TO NURSES.
HB1276 HD1
RELATING TO TRAFFIC CONTROL.
HB1277
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB1278 HD1
RELATING TO GREEN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1288
RELATING TO TIPPED EMPLOYEES.
HB1301 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO CANCER.
HB1303 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
HB1316
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB1317
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
HB1327 HD2
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
HB1328 HD1
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB1330 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1331 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1335
RELATING TO ARRESTS.
HB1336 HD2
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
HB1337
RELATING TO PSILOCYBIN.
HB1338
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
HB1339
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1340 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1341 HD1
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
HB1343 HD1
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS.
HB1351
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB1365 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB1367 HD1
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL MEDICAID SERVICES.
HB1368 HD1
RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
HB1369 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO NURSING FACILITIES.
HB1375 HD3 SD1
RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB1404 HD1
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.
HB1405 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1406 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB1407 HD1
RELATING TO WATER TESTING.
HB1413
RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
HB1414
RELATING TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.
HB1415 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB1416 HD1
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
HB1417
RELATING TO PROTECTING AGENCY POSITIONS FROM ELIMINATION REQUIREMENT.
HB1420
RELATING TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.
HB1423
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB1425
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB1427
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.
HB1428
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1430 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.
HB1441
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.
HB1442 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO REHABILITATION.
HB1443
RELATING TO THE RED HILL FUEL TANKS.
HB1444
RELATING TO RANKED-CHOICE VOTING.
HB1445
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB1447 HD1
RELATING TO NATIVE PLANT SPECIES.
HB1448 HD2
RELATING TO ASTHMA.
HB1449 HD1
RELATING TO LUNG CANCER.
HB1451 HD1
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
HB1452
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB1453
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
HB1454
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1505 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
HB1506 HD1
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HCR7 HD2
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES MED-QUEST DIVISION, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF QUALIFIED PROVIDERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE MEDICAID POPULATION IN THE STATE.
HCR11
URGING THE COUNTIES TO DEVOTE SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY ETHICS BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS.
HCR24
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROTECT HAWAII'S WATERS AND RESOURCES BY PROHIBITING SEABED MINING.
HCR32 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE AN ORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO REVIEW INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF ORAL HEALTH IN THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN HAWAII.
HCR34 HD1
REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF AGING TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ADEQUACY OF ELDER CARE ON MOLOKAI AND LANAI, AND IN EAST MAUI.
HCR38
URGING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE GUS SCHUMACHER NUTRITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE STATE DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM TO ALL APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR44 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DESIGN A PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM FOR THE STATE.
HCR45
REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE COST OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES NECESSARY TO END CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS BY 2030.
HCR46
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE EXEMPTIONS TO HAWAII'S MINIMUM WAGE LAW.
HCR47
REQUESTING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ABOUT BARRIERS TO CREATING TRULY AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HAWAII.
HCR48
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON STRENGTHENING LABOR PROTECTIONS FOR GIG WORKERS IN THE STATE.
HCR50
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROVIDE UPDATED STATISTICS AND FACTS RELATING TO THE DECLINE OF PALILA ON MAUNA KEA AND INVESTIGATE THE FACTORS CAUSING THE DECLINE OF THE PALILA POPULATION.
HCR51 HD1
URGING THE GOVERNOR TO INITIATE A CLEMENCY PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED FOR CANNABIS-RELATED OFFENSES.
HCR52
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD TO ENSURE THAT THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD INCLUDES AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS WITH EXPERTISE IN SPECIALTY STRUCTURAL CONTRACTING.
HCR53
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A PRIORITY LIST FOR REPAIRING PUBLIC SCHOOL FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS.
HCR54
REQUESTING THE HAWAI‘I COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASING WATER ACCESS AND STRENGTHENING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND.
HCR55
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO PRIORITIZE EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN HAWAII'S REPRODUCTIVE CARE WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF THE STATE.
HCR56 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO WI-FI IN PUBLIC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR57
URGING THE UNITED STATES INDO-PACIFIC COMMAND TO MORE PROACTIVELY COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST CIVILIAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN HAWAI‘I BY MAKING A ZERO-TOLERANCE COMMITMENT, SHARING GENDERBASED VIOLENCE PREVALENCE DATA WITH THE STATE GOVERNMENT, AND LAUNCHING AN ANTI-COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION PROGRAM ACROSS ALL HAWAI‘I MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
HCR66
REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HAWAII-TAIWAN FRIENDSHIP TASKFORCE TO EXPLORE WAYS TO STRENGTHEN, IMPROVE, AND EXPAND ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, AND EDUCATIONAL RELATIONS BETWEEN HAWAII AND TAIWAN.
HCR67
URGING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII AND FUJIAN PROVINCE.
HCR68
URGING THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT TAIWAN'S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION, UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION AND URGING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO GRANT TAIWAN MEMBERSHIP, OBSERVER, OR OTHER APPROPRIATE STATUS.
HCR69
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF EACH COUNTY TO COLLECT CERTAIN SOCIOECONOMIC DATA FOR EACH CASE PROSECUTED BY THE OFFICE.
HCR70 HD1
REQUESTING COLLABORATION TO UPDATE CHAPTER 343, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, TO REFLECT ALL FACTORS THAT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS, AND REQUESTING PUBLIC FORUMS TO BE HELD ON THE FUTURE USE OF STATE LANDS CURRENTLY LEASED TO THE MILITARY.
HCR71
URGING THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES TO DEVELOP A LIST AND INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS THAT WORK WITH PACIFIC ISLANDER YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
HCR72 HD1
URGING THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES AND FAMILY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TO COLLABORATE IN IDENTIFYING PROCESSES, PROCEDURES, AND STRATEGIES FOR PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO MAXIMIZE REHABILITATION AND MINIMIZE RECIDIVISM FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS.
HCR73 HD1
REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A PLAN REGARDING THE RETURN OF CULTURAL ARTIFACTS.
HCR74
ENCOURAGING THE FACILITATION OF A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR IMMIGRANTS FROM PARTIES TO THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION.
HCR75 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTRACT WITH A QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO ESTABLISH AQUATIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS.
HCR76
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OR HOOKAULIKE, AT THE WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW.
HCR77
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE GRANTS FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES, OR ENTITIES ENTIRELY OWNED BY HOTEL EMPLOYEES, TO PURCHASE HOTELS AND CONVERT THEM INTO EMPLOYEE-OWNED COOPERATIVES.
HCR80
DESIGNATING HAWAII'S CORAL REEFS AS CRITICAL NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGLY SUPPORTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SUCH AS CORAL REEF RESTORATION FOR RISK REDUCTION.
HCR81
RECOGNIZING AUGUST 8, 2023, AS HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS CELEBRATION DAY.
HCR86 HD1
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO REPORT ON SYSTEMS OF FIREARMS INSURANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FIREARMS.
HCR87
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE COST AND PERSONNEL REQUIRED TO PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE A VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE.
HCR88
REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO PREPARE A MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN, INCLUDING A CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT REQUEST, TO UPGRADE THE SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICT COURT.
HCR103 HD1
URGING ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATING IN HAWAII TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THEIR POLICIES TO REDUCE, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE USE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.
HCR104 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO INDEPENDENTLY IDENTIFY THE ROADS, MONUMENTS, LANDMARKS, AND PUBLIC PARKS WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS THAT USE THE NAME "DIAMOND HEAD" AND IDENTIFY THE PROCESS FOR RENAMING THESE ROADS, MONUMENTS, LANDMARKS, AND PUBLIC PARKS FROM "DIAMOND HEAD" TO "LĒ‘AHI".
HCR105 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO MEET THE LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD GOALS ESTABLISHED IN ACTS 175 AND 176, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2021.
HCR112 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VARIOUS SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
HCR116
URGING THE COMMITTEE ON WEIGHTS TO RECOMMEND, AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT, A WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA THAT GIVES GREATER CONSIDERATION TO SMALL AND REMOTE SCHOOLS.
HCR122
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A WRITTEN PLAN FOR EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TO PROVIDE A UNIT OF INSTRUCTION IN ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY AS PART OF THEIR REQUIRED CURRICULUM, COMMENCING WITH THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR.
HCR124
URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ADOPT NATIONAL CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND LEGISLATION.
HCR125
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES NEEDED TO EXECUTE A PLAN TO REPAIR HOMES FOR SAFE HABITATION.
HCR127
REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE MILITARY OVERSIGHT OF ALL CONTRACTORS AND CIVILIAN WORKERS AT UNITED STATES MILITARY FACILITIES IN THE STATE.
HCR129
REQUESTING THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING TO STUDY THE PREVALENCE OF AGE DISCRIMINATION IN HIRING APPLICANTS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY.
HCR130
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE ESTABLISH THE MALAMA OHANA WORKING GROUP TO IDENTIFY, DESIGN, AND RECOMMEND TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGES TO THE STATE'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM.
HCR132 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS AT NO COST IN STATE BUILDINGS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CONTAIN PUBLIC RESTROOMS.
HCR136 HD1
RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 2 THROUGH OCTOBER 6, 2023, AS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HCR138 HD1
URGING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROMOTE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN THE STATE'S LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.
HCR139 HD1
URGING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO AMEND TITLE IV-A OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO ALLOW TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES FUNDS TO BE USED BY STATES TO BUILD TRANSITIONAL SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING.
HCR140
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STRENGTHEN THE CENTER FOR LABOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU BY ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN VISION FOR THE CENTERS PROGRAMS.
HCR141
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A PLAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MARITIME COLLEGE AND TO ESTABLISH A MARITIME COLLEGE.
HCR142
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE UPDATING ITS EXTENSION SITES.
HCR143
E HOOKIKINA AKU ANA I KA OIHANA HOONAAUAO I KA APONO ANA I KOMIKE E HOOPUKA ANA I KA HOOLALA E HIKI AI KE KA ANA IA MA KA HOOULU ANA I KE AO OLELO HAWAII I NA HAUMANA A PAU LOA.
HCR144
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
HCR145
URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND ENFORCE NON-SEX SEGREGATED DRESS CODES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FORMAL EVENTS.
HCR146
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HCR147
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS THAT INCLUDE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
HCR151
URGING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO TAKE ANY ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER AT LANAI AIRPORT.
HCR152
URGING THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO PERMANENTLY CANCEL RIMPAC EXERCISES IN HAWAII.
HCR153 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT A STUDY THAT EVALUATES POSSIBLE METHODS OF FLOOD REMEDIATION AND FLOOD AVERSION FOR CERTAIN AREAS OF THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI.
HCR154
STRONGLY URGING THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ADOPT A FORMAL ETHICS CODE FOR THE JUSTICES.
HCR155 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAI‘I TOBACCO QUITLINE TO MAKE PERMANENTLY VISIBLE ON EACH PAGE OF ITS WEBSITE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERPRETATION SERVICES UPON REQUEST.
HCR156
REQUESTING THE VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS TO REEXAMINE THEIR WORK FROM HOME POLICIES TO ALLOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK FROM HOME.
HCR158
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PRODUCE A REPORT ON INCREASING ACCESS TO TUTORING SERVICES WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF HAWAII'S K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HCR159
URGING RETAIL STORES AND PHARMACIES DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE TO ADOPT A POLICY ON A NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL GUARANTEEING AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNHINDERED ACCESS TO ALL UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVES.
HCR161
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CONSTRUCT ELEVATED CROSSWALKS ALONG MEHEULA PARKWAY NEAR MILILANI HIGH SCHOOL.
HCR162
URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU'S CRISIS OUTREACH RESPONSE AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE REGULAR CARE AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN THE CENTRAL OAHU, NORTH SHORE, LEEWARD, AND WINDWARD REGIONS OF OAHU ON A REGULAR ROTATING SCHEDULE.
HCR163
URGING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL, AND HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION TO FIND A MEANS TO FUND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARK-AND-RIDE GARAGE AT WAIAWA STATION AND URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL TRANSIT SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL OAHU AND WAIAWA STATION.
HCR192
URGING THE HAWAI‘I CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A PROACTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY TO EDUCATE HAWAII'S RESIDENTS ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
HCR193
URGING THE GOVERNOR AND STATE DEPARTMENTS TO INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE DIRECT PAY PROVISION IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT THAT ALLOWS FOR DIRECT PAYMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES TO STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES FOR THE COST OF INSTALLING SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS IN STATE FACILITIES.
HCR196 HD1
URGING THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TO HALT ITS PLANS TO DUMP WASTEWATER FROM THE FUKUSHIMA-DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
HCR197
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO EXAMINE ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND AMEND THEM TO NO LONGER REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION PRIOR TO REGISTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
HCR198
SUPPORTING THE ADMISSION OF WASHINGTON, D.C., INTO THE UNION AS A STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
HCR200
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO PUBLISH THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT AS THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
HCR201 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE ANALYSIS ON MANDATING PARITY IN VITRO FERTILIZATION HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
HCR203
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES' MED-QUEST DIVISION TO TAKE STEPS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE PROVIDER RATES ARE ESTABLISHED FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES.
HCR204 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE CENTER FOR NURSING TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO THE STATE OF JOINING THE MULTI-STATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
HR6 HD2
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES MED-QUEST DIVISION, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF QUALIFIED PROVIDERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE MEDICAID POPULATION IN THE STATE.
HR8
URGING THE COUNTIES TO DEVOTE SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY ETHICS BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS.
HR9
ESTABLISHING THE HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RED HILL TO ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO THE RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY, WATER CONTAMINATION AND REMEDIATION, AND ALL RELATED IMPACTS.
HR10
ESTABLISHING A LEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP TO OVERSEE THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS' EXECUTION OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED PURSUANT TO ACT 279, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2022, TO ADDRESS THE BENEFICIARY WAITING LIST.
HR26
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROTECT HAWAII'S WATERS AND RESOURCES BY PROHIBITING SEABED MINING.
HR33 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE AN ORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO REVIEW INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF ORAL HEALTH IN THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN HAWAII.
HR35 HD1
REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF AGING TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ADEQUACY OF ELDER CARE ON MOLOKAI AND LANAI, AND IN EAST MAUI.
HR42
URGING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE GUS SCHUMACHER NUTRITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE STATE DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM TO ALL APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HR48 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DESIGN A PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM FOR THE STATE.
HR49
REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE COST OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES NECESSARY TO END CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS BY 2030.
HR50
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE EXEMPTIONS TO HAWAII'S MINIMUM WAGE LAW.
HR51
REQUESTING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ABOUT BARRIERS TO CREATING TRULY AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HAWAII.
HR52
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON STRENGTHENING LABOR PROTECTIONS FOR GIG WORKERS IN THE STATE.
HR53 HD1
URGING THE GOVERNOR TO INITIATE A CLEMENCY PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED FOR CANNABIS-RELATED OFFENSES.
HR54
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD TO ENSURE THAT THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD INCLUDES AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS WITH EXPERTISE IN SPECIALTY STRUCTURAL CONTRACTING.
HR55
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A PRIORITY LIST FOR REPAIRING PUBLIC SCHOOL FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS.
HR56
REQUESTING THE HAWAI‘I COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASING WATER ACCESS AND STRENGTHENING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND.
HR57
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO PRIORITIZE EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN HAWAII'S REPRODUCTIVE CARE WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF THE STATE.
HR58 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO WI-FI IN PUBLIC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HR59
URGING THE UNITED STATES INDO-PACIFIC COMMAND TO MORE PROACTIVELY COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST CIVILIAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN HAWAI‘I BY MAKING A ZERO-TOLERANCE COMMITMENT, SHARING GENDERBASED VIOLENCE PREVALENCE DATA WITH THE STATE GOVERNMENT, AND LAUNCHING AN ANTI-COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION PROGRAM ACROSS ALL HAWAI‘I MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
HR68
URGING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII AND FUJIAN PROVINCE.
HR69
URGING THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT TAIWAN'S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION, UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION AND URGING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO GRANT TAIWAN MEMBERSHIP, OBSERVER, OR OTHER APPROPRIATE STATUS.
HR70
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF EACH COUNTY TO COLLECT CERTAIN SOCIOECONOMIC DATA FOR EACH CASE PROSECUTED BY THE OFFICE.
HR71 HD1
REQUESTING COLLABORATION TO UPDATE CHAPTER 343, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, TO REFLECT ALL FACTORS THAT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS, AND REQUESTING PUBLIC FORUMS TO BE HELD ON THE FUTURE USE OF STATE LANDS CURRENTLY LEASED TO THE MILITARY.
HR72
URGING THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES TO DEVELOP A LIST AND INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS THAT WORK WITH PACIFIC ISLANDER YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
HR73 HD1
URGING THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES AND FAMILY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TO COLLABORATE IN IDENTIFYING PROCESSES, PROCEDURES, AND STRATEGIES FOR PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO MAXIMIZE REHABILITATION AND MINIMIZE RECIDIVISM FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS.
HR74 HD1
REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A PLAN REGARDING THE RETURN OF CULTURAL ARTIFACTS.
HR75
ENCOURAGING THE FACILITATION OF A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR IMMIGRANTS FROM PARTIES TO THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION.
HR76 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTRACT WITH A QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO ESTABLISH AQUATIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS.
HR77
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OR HOOKAULIKE, AT THE WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW.
HR78
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE GRANTS FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES, OR ENTITIES ENTIRELY OWNED BY HOTEL EMPLOYEES, TO PURCHASE HOTELS AND CONVERT THEM INTO EMPLOYEE-OWNED COOPERATIVES.
HR85
DESIGNATING HAWAII'S CORAL REEFS AS CRITICAL NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGLY SUPPORTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SUCH AS CORAL REEF RESTORATION FOR RISK REDUCTION.
HR86
RECOGNIZING AUGUST 8, 2023, AS HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS CELEBRATION DAY.
HR93 HD1
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO REPORT ON SYSTEMS OF FIREARMS INSURANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FIREARMS.
HR94
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE COST AND PERSONNEL REQUIRED TO PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE A VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE.
HR95
REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO PREPARE A MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN, INCLUDING A CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT REQUEST, TO UPGRADE THE SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICT COURT.
HR109 HD1
URGING ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATING IN HAWAII TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THEIR POLICIES TO REDUCE, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE USE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.
HR110 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO INDEPENDENTLY IDENTIFY THE ROADS, MONUMENTS, LANDMARKS, AND PUBLIC PARKS WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS THAT USE THE NAME "DIAMOND HEAD" AND IDENTIFY THE PROCESS FOR RENAMING THESE ROADS, MONUMENTS, LANDMARKS, AND PUBLIC PARKS FROM "DIAMOND HEAD" TO "LĒ‘AHI".
HR111 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO MEET THE LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD GOALS ESTABLISHED IN ACTS 175 AND 176, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2021.
HR118 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VARIOUS SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
HR121
URGING THE COMMITTEE ON WEIGHTS TO RECOMMEND, AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT, A WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA THAT GIVES GREATER CONSIDERATION TO SMALL AND REMOTE SCHOOLS.
HR123
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A WRITTEN PLAN FOR EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TO PROVIDE A UNIT OF INSTRUCTION IN ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY AS PART OF THEIR REQUIRED CURRICULUM, COMMENCING WITH THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR.
HR125
URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ADOPT NATIONAL CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND LEGISLATION.
HR126
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES NEEDED TO EXECUTE A PLAN TO REPAIR HOMES FOR SAFE HABITATION.
HR128
REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE MILITARY OVERSIGHT OF ALL CONTRACTORS AND CIVILIAN WORKERS AT UNITED STATES MILITARY FACILITIES IN THE STATE.
HR130
REQUESTING THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING TO STUDY THE PREVALENCE OF AGE DISCRIMINATION IN HIRING APPLICANTS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY.
HR131
REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE ESTABLISH THE MALAMA OHANA WORKING GROUP TO IDENTIFY, DESIGN, AND RECOMMEND TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGES TO THE STATE'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM.
HR133 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS AT NO COST IN STATE BUILDINGS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CONTAIN PUBLIC RESTROOMS.
HR137 HD1
RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 2 THROUGH OCTOBER 6, 2023, AS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HR140 HD1
URGING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROMOTE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN THE STATE'S LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.
HR141 HD1
URGING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO AMEND TITLE IV-A OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO ALLOW TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES FUNDS TO BE USED BY STATES TO BUILD TRANSITIONAL SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING.
HR142
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STRENGTHEN THE CENTER FOR LABOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU BY ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN VISION FOR THE CENTERS PROGRAMS.
HR143
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A PLAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MARITIME COLLEGE AND TO ESTABLISH A MARITIME COLLEGE.
HR144
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE UPDATING ITS EXTENSION SITES.
HR145
E HOOKIKINA AKU ANA I KA OIHANA HOONAAUAO I KA APONO ANA I KOMIKE E HOOPUKA ANA I KA HOOLALA E HIKI AI KE KA ANA IA MA KA HOOULU ANA I KE AO OLELO HAWAII I NA HAUMANA A PAU LOA.
HR146
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
HR147
URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND ENFORCE NON-SEX SEGREGATED DRESS CODES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FORMAL EVENTS.
HR148
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HR149
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS THAT INCLUDE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
HR152
URGING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO TAKE ANY ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER AT LANAI AIRPORT.
HR153
URGING THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO PERMANENTLY CANCEL RIMPAC EXERCISES IN HAWAII.
HR154 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT A STUDY THAT EVALUATES POSSIBLE METHODS OF FLOOD REMEDIATION AND FLOOD AVERSION FOR CERTAIN AREAS OF THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI.
HR155
STRONGLY URGING THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ADOPT A FORMAL ETHICS CODE FOR THE JUSTICES.
HR156 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAI‘I TOBACCO QUITLINE TO MAKE PERMANENTLY VISIBLE ON EACH PAGE OF ITS WEBSITE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERPRETATION SERVICES UPON REQUEST.
HR157
REQUESTING THE VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS TO REEXAMINE THEIR WORK FROM HOME POLICIES TO ALLOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK FROM HOME.
HR159
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PRODUCE A REPORT ON INCREASING ACCESS TO TUTORING SERVICES WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF HAWAII'S K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HR160
URGING RETAIL STORES AND PHARMACIES DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE TO ADOPT A POLICY ON A NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL GUARANTEEING AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNHINDERED ACCESS TO ALL UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVES.
HR162
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CONSTRUCT ELEVATED CROSSWALKS ALONG MEHEULA PARKWAY NEAR MILILANI HIGH SCHOOL.
HR163
URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU'S CRISIS OUTREACH RESPONSE AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE REGULAR CARE AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN THE CENTRAL OAHU, NORTH SHORE, LEEWARD, AND WINDWARD REGIONS OF OAHU ON A REGULAR ROTATING SCHEDULE.
HR164
URGING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL, AND HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION TO FIND A MEANS TO FUND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARK-AND-RIDE GARAGE AT WAIAWA STATION AND URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL TRANSIT SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL OAHU AND WAIAWA STATION.
HR197
URGING THE HAWAI‘I CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A PROACTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY TO EDUCATE HAWAII'S RESIDENTS ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
HR198
URGING THE GOVERNOR AND STATE DEPARTMENTS TO INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE DIRECT PAY PROVISION IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT THAT ALLOWS FOR DIRECT PAYMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES TO STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES FOR THE COST OF INSTALLING SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS IN STATE FACILITIES.
HR201 HD1
URGING THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TO HALT ITS PLANS TO DUMP WASTEWATER FROM THE FUKUSHIMA-DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
HR202
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO EXAMINE ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND AMEND THEM TO NO LONGER REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION PRIOR TO REGISTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
HR204
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO PUBLISH THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT AS THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
HR205 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE ANALYSIS ON MANDATING PARITY IN VITRO FERTILIZATION HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
HR207
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES' MED-QUEST DIVISION TO TAKE STEPS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE PROVIDER RATES ARE ESTABLISHED FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES.
HR208 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE CENTER FOR NURSING TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO THE STATE OF JOINING THE MULTI-STATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
HR223
RECOGNIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA.