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SB538 HD1 CD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
Report Title: Deaf and Blind Task Force; Hawaii Civil Rights Commission; Disability; Discrimination
Description: Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission. Effective 7/1/2022. (CD1)
Companion:  HB838
Package: Deaf and Blind Task Force
Current Referral: LAT, JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): RHOADS, SAN BUENAVENTURA, Kanuha

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1/22/2021SIntroduced.
1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to HMS, JDC.
2/10/2021SThe committee(s) on HMS has scheduled a public hearing on 02-16-21 3:00PM; CR 225 & Videoconference.
2/16/2021SThe committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in HMS were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Ihara, Acasio, Misalucha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/18/2021SReported from HMS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 389) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and referral to JDC.
2/18/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC.
2/19/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-24-21 9:45AM; Via Videoconference.
2/24/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/4/2021SReported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 633) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.
3/4/2021SOne Day Notice 03-05-21.
3/5/2021SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Fevella). Transmitted to House.
3/5/2021HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 100).
3/9/2021HPass First Reading
3/9/2021HReferred to LAT, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 21
3/12/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by LAT on Tuesday, 03-16-21 9:00AM in House conference room 312 Via Videoconference.
3/16/2021HThe committees on LAT recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Onishi, Sayama, Belatti, Holt, D. Kobayashi, Takayama, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Quinlan.
3/17/2021HReported from LAT (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 990) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
3/17/2021HPassed 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 none excused (0).
3/22/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Wednesday, 03-24-21 2:30PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
3/24/2021HThe committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Todd.
3/25/2021HReported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1457), recommending referral to FIN.
3/25/2021HReport adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
3/29/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Wednesday, 03-31-21 1:30PM in House conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
3/31/2021HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) McDermott.
4/8/2021HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1681), recommending passage on Third Reading.
4/8/2021HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
4/9/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 417).
4/9/2021SDeferred One Day 04-13-21.
4/13/2021SSenate disagrees with House amendments.
4/13/2021HReceived notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 788).
4/15/2021SSenate Conferees Appointed: Ihara Chair; Rhoads Co-Chair; Acasio.
4/15/2021SSenate Conferees Changed: Senator San Buenaventura added as Chair. Senator Ihara discharged as Chair.
4/15/2021HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 792).
4/16/2021HReceived notice of change in Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 794).
4/16/2021HHouse Conferees Appointed: Onishi, Nakashima, Sayama Co-Chairs; Okimoto.
4/19/2021SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 559).
4/20/2021SConference committee meeting scheduled for 04-21-21 2:30PM; CR 329.
4/21/2021SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-22-21 5:00PM; CR 329.
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) San Buenaventura, Rhoads, Acasio; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/22/2021HThe Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 3 Ayes: Representative(s) Onishi, Nakashima, Sayama; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Okimoto.
4/23/2021SReported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 91).
4/23/2021S48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 04-27-21.
4/23/2021HReported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 91) as amended in (CD 1).
4/23/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 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).
4/29/2021SEnrolled to Governor.
7/2/2021SAct 164, 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266).
7/2/2021HAct 164, on 07/01/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1266).

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SB538 HD1 CD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
HMS 2/16/21 3:00P
CR 225 & Videoconference
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JDC 2/24/21 9:45A
Via Videoconference
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LAT 3/16/21 9:00A
312 Via Videoconference
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JHA 3/24/21 2:30P
325 Via Videoconference
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FIN 3/31/21 1:30P
308 Via Videoconference
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CONF 4/21/21 2:30P
CR 329
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CONF 4/22/21 5:00P
CR 329
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