31st Legislature, 2021
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Measure Title: RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
Report Title: Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program; Unserved Areas; Underserved Areas; Hawaii Broadband Infrastructure Special Fund; Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office; DBEDT; Appropriation ($)
Description: Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State. Renames the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure special fund. Establishes the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office within the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires the governor to appoint a strategic broadband coordinator to head the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office. Appropriates funds from the moneys received pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. (CD1)
Companion:  SB917
Package: None
Current Referral: EET, WAM
Introducer(s): JOHANSON, AQUINO, BELATTI, BRANCO, CULLEN, DECOITE, ELI, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAM, TARNAS

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1/26/2021HPending introduction.
1/27/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
2/1/2021HReferred to ECD, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 3
2/1/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by ECD on Wednesday, 02-03-21 9:30AM in House conference room Via Videoconference.
2/3/2021HThe committees on ECD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Quinlan, Holt, Belatti, D. Kobayashi, Onishi, Sayama, Takayama, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2/8/2021HReported from ECD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 32) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC.
2/8/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
2/9/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Thursday, 02-11-21 2:00PM in House conference room 329 Via Videoconference.
2/11/2021HThe committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Kitagawa, Aquino, Har, Hashem, Kong, Mizuno, Morikawa, Onishi, Tarnas, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2/18/2021HReported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 376) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
2/18/2021HReport adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Gates excused (1).
2/23/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-25-21 12:00PM in House conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
2/25/2021HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Eli.
3/4/2021HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 722), recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/4/2021HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Takumi excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
3/5/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 96).
3/5/2021SPassed First Reading.
3/9/2021SReferred to EET/GVO, WAM.
3/12/2021SRe-Referred to EET, WAM.
3/19/2021SThe committee(s) on EET has scheduled a public hearing on 03-22-21 3:30PM; CR 224 & Videoconference.
3/22/2021SThe committee(s) on EET recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in EET were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Wakai, Misalucha, Lee, Riviere; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
3/25/2021SReported from EET (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1131) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
3/25/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
3/25/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 04-06-21 9:30AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
4/6/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 9 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Moriwaki, Taniguchi.
4/9/2021SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1707) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
4/9/2021S48 Hrs. Notice 04-13-21.
4/13/2021SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
4/13/2021HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 764) in amended form (SD 2).
4/15/2021HHouse disagrees with Senate amendment (s).
4/16/2021SReceived notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 558).
4/16/2021HHouse Conferees Appointed: Quinlan, Johanson, Cullen Co-Chairs; D. Kobayashi, Okimoto.
4/16/2021SSenate Conferees Appointed: Wakai Chair; Kidani Co-Chair; Misalucha.
4/19/2021HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 809).
4/19/2021SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 560).
4/19/2021HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 04-21-21 10:50AM in conference room CR 325.
4/21/2021HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-22-21 11:05AM in conference room CR 325.
4/22/2021HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-22-21 4:55PM in conference room CR 325.
4/22/2021HThe Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Quinlan, Johanson, Cullen, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) D. Kobayashi.
4/22/2021SThe Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Wakai, Kidani, Misalucha; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/23/2021HReported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 118) as amended in (CD 1).
4/23/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday 04-27-21.
4/23/2021SReported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 118).
4/23/2021S48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 04-27-21.
4/27/2021SPassed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . 0 No(es): none. 0 Excused: none.
4/27/2021HPassed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) LoPresti excused (1).
4/28/2021HReceived notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 858).
4/28/2021SReceived notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 634).
4/28/2021HTransmitted to Governor.
7/7/2021HAct 225, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1353).
7/7/2021SAct 225, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1353).

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HB1191 HD2 SD2 CD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
ECD 2/03/21 9:30A
Via Videoconference
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CPC 2/11/21 2:00P
329 Via Videoconference
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FIN 2/25/21 12:00P
308 Via Videoconference
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EET 3/22/21 3:30P
CR 224 & Videoconference
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WAM 4/06/21 9:30A
CR 211 & Videoconference
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CONF 4/21/21 10:50A
CR 325
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CONF 4/22/21 11:05A
CR 325
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CONF 4/22/21 4:55P
CR 325
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