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SB1413 SD2 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
Report Title: Hawaiian Language; Official Websites; Letterhead; Translation; State Highway Signs; Symbols; Emblems
Description: Requires the governor, lieutenant governor, state legislators, and heads of principal departments to prominently display a Hawaiian language translation of the name of their respective office or department at least once on the main page of their official website and in the letterhead of their stationery. Requires all letterheads, documents, state highway signs, symbols, and emblems of the State and other political subdivisions that include Hawaiian names or words to include consistent Hawaiian names, spelling, and punctuation, including the use of kahako and ‘okina. Establishes references for consistent Hawaiian names and words, including consistent Hawaiian spelling and punctuation. Clarifies that the full text of bills and other official documents are not required to be written in Hawaiian and that inconsistently spelled or punctuated Hawaiian words and names shall not invalidate the documents or render them unenforceable and no cause of action shall arise accordingly. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)
Companion:  HB1357
Package: None
Current Referral: CAI, JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): SHIMABUKURO, CHANG, FEVELLA, MISALUCHA, Acasio, Gabbard, Nishihara

Sort by Date Status Text
1/27/2021SIntroduced.
1/29/2021SPassed First Reading.
2/1/2021SReferred to HWN/GVO, WAM.
2/4/2021SRe-Referred to HWN, WAM.
2/5/2021SThe committee(s) on HWN added the measure to the public hearing scheduled on 02-09-21 1:00PM in conference room Via Videoconference.
2/9/2021SThe committee(s) on HWN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HWN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Shimabukuro, Keohokalole, Acasio, Ihara, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/12/2021SReported from HWN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 193) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
2/12/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
2/12/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-17-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
2/17/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai.
2/19/2021SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 574) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
2/19/2021S48 Hrs. Notice 02-22-21.
2/22/2021SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
2/22/2021HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 53) in amended form (SD 2).
2/23/2021HPass First Reading
2/23/2021HReferred to CAI, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 17
3/12/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by CAI on Wednesday, 03-17-21 10:00AM in House conference room 329 Via Videoconference.
3/17/2021HThe committees on CAI recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Gates, LoPresti, Har, Kapela, Nishimoto, Tam, Yamane, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
3/19/2021HReported from CAI (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1086) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
3/19/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Todd excused (1).

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB1413 SD2 HD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
HWN 2/09/21 1:00P
Via Videoconference
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WAM 2/17/21 10:00A
CR 211 & Videoconference
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CAI 3/17/21 10:00A
329 Via Videoconference
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