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House District 50
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 328
phone: 808-586-6480
fax: 808-586-6481
repbranco@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Member of the following committees:
- District 50 State Representative
- Vice Chair, House Water and Land Committee
- Planner, City & County of Honolulu Department of Community Services
- Cultural Affairs Attache, U.S. Embassy Caracas
- Deputy Cultural Affairs Attache, U.S. Embassy Caracas
- Watch Officer, The U.S. Department of State Operations Center
- Staff Assistant to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Islamabad
- Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Bogota
- Deputy Press Attache, U.S. Embassy Bogota
- Congressman Rangel Fellow, Office of U.S. Representative Faleomavaega (American Samoa)
- Work and Study Fellow, Legal Foreign Affairs, LG Electronics


Education
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
- Hawaii Pacific University
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB35 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB46 HD1 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
HB73 HD2 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY WORKERS.
HB97 RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
HB229 HD1 RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. AKAKA DAY.
HB235 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB237 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB243 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
HB244 HD1 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.
HB246 RELATING TO COASTAL PROTECTION.
HB247 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
HB282 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO MINORS.
HB291 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB292 RELATING TO TAX AMNESTY.
HB304 RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.
HB328 HD2 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB408 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB409 RELATING TO ANIMAL CARETAKERS.
HB410 HD1 RELATING TO TREE PLANTING.
HB411 RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.
HB412 RELATING TO SHARK PROTECTION.
HB413 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE OF EACH POLITICAL PARTY TO SELECT THE PARTY'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NOMINEE.
HB414 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
HB432 HD1 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB440 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB489 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
HB490 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS.
HB497 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.
HB498 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
HB499 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
HB524 RELATING TO ANIMALS.
HB528 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB533 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST LE JARDIN ACADEMY, INC.
HB545 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB552 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB553 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SHARKS.
HB554 HD2 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
HB563 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
HB564 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
HB565 HD1 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
HB566 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
HB567 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
HB603 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.
HB606 HD1 SD2 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB624 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB625 HD1 RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
HB630 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB631 HD1 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.
HB757 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB758 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR THE FIFTIETH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB759 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB760 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB811 RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS.
HB817 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB818 HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS ONTO STATE LANDS.
HB820 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
HB821 HD2 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB823 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.
HB826 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB827 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB829 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
HB831 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB1122 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB1123 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB1148 HD1 RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1164 HD1 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
HB1191 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1229 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB1230 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
HB1231 RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.
HB1232 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
HB1233 RELATING TO LOANS.
HB1246 HD2 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1327 RELATING TO THE YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC.
HB1328 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB1329 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.
HB1332 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1351 HD1 RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS.
HB1352 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO SURPLUS MILITARY LAND.
HB1353 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1356 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1363 RELATING TO SHORELINES.
HB1364 RELATING TO HEMP.
HB1365 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE.
HB1366 HD1 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB1367 RELATING TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
HB1376 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
HB1391 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
HCR11 HD1 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
HCR35 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES MILITARY TO CLEAN UP MUNITIONS AND EXPLOSIVES OF CONCERN IN HAWAII UNDER THE MILITARY MUNITIONS RESPONSE PROGRAM.
HCR43 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO WORK WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO ENSURE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER TO ADDRESS NECESSARY RENOVATIONS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOL.
HCR44 SD1 URGING UNITED STATES PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. AND THE ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION TO HOLD THE 2023 ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION SUMMIT IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, STATE OF HAWAII.
HCR50 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO COLLECT DATA ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER OR QUESTIONING, PANSEXUAL, ASEXUAL, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, AND INTERSEX YOUTH WHO ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COURTS AND THE HAWAII YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
HCR57 HD1 URGING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL FEMINIST ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKING GROUP.
HCR58 HD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT THE PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ACT OF 2021 AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.
HCR65 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO IMPLEMENT A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST A HALF CREDIT IN FINANCIAL LITERACY DURING THE JUNIOR YEAR OR SENIOR YEAR.
HCR67 HD1 DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND REQUESTING STATEWIDE COLLABORATION TOWARD AN IMMEDIATE JUST TRANSITION AND EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION EFFORT TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE.
HCR68 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN WITH GOALS TO INCREASE TREE CANOPIES ON PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUNDS, DOCUMENT EXISTING INVENTORY AND TALENT, AND IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT AND SUSTAIN THE PLAN.
HCR69 HD1 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO SUBMIT A PETITION TO LIST THE PUEO AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
HCR70 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A LEASE OF CERTAIN SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE BAY, KANEOHE, OAHU, FOR RECREATIONAL BOAT PIER PURPOSES, BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
HCR71 HD1 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON BUSINESS LIABILITY PROTECTIONS RELATED TO COVID19RELATED CLAIMS.
HCR74 HD1 DECLARING THE YEAR 2022 AS THE YEAR OF THE LIMU.
HCR80 HD1 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND ENFORCEMENT BY PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL PREMARKET TOBACCO PRODUCT APPLICATION APPLICANT INFORMATION OF HAWAII SELLERS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
HCR81 HD1 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE EVERY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS RAPIDLY INCREASING SAFETY RISKS AND COMMUNITY DISRUPTION RESULTING FROM INSUFFICIENT REGULATION OF TOUR HELICOPTER AND SMALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT HAWAII SKIES.
HCR87 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AND REPORT ON THE PROCEDURES FOR AND DETERMINATIONS ON APPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HCR94 REQUESTING THE COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO EXPLICITLY INCLUDE BUSINESS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE FOR FARMERS IN ITS MISSION STATEMENT.
HCR95 URGING HAWAII HELICOPTER COMPANIES TO AVOID CONDUCTING NONEMERGENCY FLIGHTS OVER RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.
HCR96 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF FACILITY MAINTENANCE OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, TO IMMEDIATELY AND REGULARLY CLEAN THE DRAINAGE CANALS AND STREAMS IN WAIMANALO, KANEOHE, AND KAILUA AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDED CLEANING SCHEDULES FOR DRAINAGE CANALS AND STREAMS.
HCR113 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
HCR118 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS' DIVISION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS' AND HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION'S STUDY, TO RECONSIDER ITS 2016 RULING ON ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL CURRENCY COMPANIES, VIRTUAL CURRENCY COMPANIES, AND CRYPTOCURRENCY COMPANIES TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN HAWAII AND TO ALIGN THE STATE'S ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE COMPANIES WITH THE ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS IN OTHER STATES.
HCR119 HD1 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM THAT USES WOLBACHIA BACTERIA TO REDUCE MOSQUITO POPULATION LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR121 HD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EMERGENCIES AND NATURAL DISASTERS.
HCR126 REQUESTING THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT TO ESTABLISH A STATE TOD INVESTMENTS TASK FORCE TO PRIORITIZE NEAR-TERM INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR FUNDING WITHIN PRIORITY TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AREAS.
HCR151 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE ITS INVESTMENT IN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXITING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HCR153 HD1 URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER HAWAII RESIDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE SERVING IN THE POSITION OF TEACHER OR HIGHER IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AS PART OF THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE POOL TO SERVE AS SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION OF HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
HCR154 SD1 CONDEMNING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AS RELATED TO COVID-19; URGING GREATER INVESTMENT IN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT COMMUNITYWIDE SOLUTIONS; AND REQUESTING THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE INCIDENTS BASED ON ANTI-ASIAN AND ANTI-PACIFIC ISLANDER SENTIMENT AND DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBERS OF HOMICIDES OF ASIAN-AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.
HCR159 STRONGLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO WORK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE ON UNDERWATER MUNITIONS' INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD ON UNDERWATER MUNITIONS TO SEEK AND SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE DISPOSAL OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF UNDERWATER MUNITIONS DUMPED, LOST, OR ABANDONED IN HAWAIIAN WATERS.
HCR161 HD2 SUPPORTING AND ADOPTING THE GOALS SET FORTH IN THE DIGITAL EQUITY DECLARATION FOR HAWAII ADOPTED BY THE BROADBAND HUI.
HCR163 HD1 SD1 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ENTER INTO A LONG-TERM WATER LEASE WITH THE WAI‘OLI VALLEY TARO HUI FOR THE HUI'S EXISTING USE OF WATER FROM WAI‘OLI STREAM VIA DIRECT NEGOTIATION, UPON ITS COMPLETION OF REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 343, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HCR164 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A RETIREMENT SAVINGS TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HCR165 REQUESTING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN BASED ON TOURISM HOT SPOTS IDENTIFIED IN COUNTY DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ACTION PLANS.
HCR166 HD2 SD1 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAPAA, KAWAIHAU, KAUAI, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SANDBAG GROIN AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
HCR167 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO CONVENE A MULTI-AGENCY AFFORDABLE HOUSING TASK FORCE TO DETERMINE A UNIFORM DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE STATE.
HCR168 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES.
HCR169 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR IMMIGRANTS AND INCREASE IMMIGRANT OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE CIVIC AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY.
HCR170 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL BUDGET REQUEST TO THE LEGISLATURE INCLUDES ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR HAWAIIAN EDUCATION.
HCR171 HD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF CULTURE-BASED REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE'S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
HCR173 REQUESTING ALL POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE TO CONDUCT OUTREACH AMONG THEIR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND RECENT INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES.
HCR175 RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF 21ST CENTURY DATA GOVERNANCE FOR FACT-BASED POLICYMAKING.
HCR178 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A WORKING GROUP TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF THE AUTHORIZER, ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS, AND WHETHER OR NOT LEGISLATION IS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE ANY DESIRED CHANGES.
HCR181 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
HCR182 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO CREATE A STATUTORY DEFINITION OF CREATIVE WORKERS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX MAY BE USED TO ASSIST CREATIVE WORKERS.
HCR183 HD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CREATIVE RESURGENCE TASK FORCE TO BUILD AND FOSTER CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION THROUGH THE ARTS, CULTURE, AND HUMANITIES.
HCR184 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PRIORITIZE THE TESTING AND RESEARCHING OF THE FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA LEVELS AND ANY OTHER POLLUTANTS OF THE BEACH SAND AT POKAI BAY ON OAHU'S LEEWARD COAST.
HCR185 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO ESTABLISH A REGISTRY OF CREATIVE ARTIST GIG WORKERS TO ENABLE THE WORKERS TO ACCESS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HR12 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
HR34 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO WORK WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO ENSURE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER TO ADDRESS NECESSARY RENOVATIONS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOL.
HR35 URGING UNITED STATES PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., AND THE ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION TO HOLD THE 2023 ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION SUMMIT IN HONOLULU, HAWAII.
HR39 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO COLLECT DATA ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER OR QUESTIONING, PANSEXUAL, ASEXUAL, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, AND INTERSEX YOUTH WHO ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COURTS AND THE HAWAII YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
HR46 HD1 URGING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL FEMINIST ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKING GROUP.
HR47 HD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT THE PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ACT OF 2021 AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.
HR54 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO IMPLEMENT A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST A HALF CREDIT IN FINANCIAL LITERACY DURING THE JUNIOR YEAR OR SENIOR YEAR.
HR55 HD1 DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND REQUESTING STATEWIDE COLLABORATION TOWARD AN IMMEDIATE JUST TRANSITION AND EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION EFFORT TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE.
HR56 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN WITH GOALS TO INCREASE TREE CANOPIES ON PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUNDS, DOCUMENT EXISTING INVENTORY AND TALENT, AND IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT AND SUSTAIN THE PLAN.
HR58 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO SUBMIT A PETITION TO LIST THE PUEO AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
HR59 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A LEASE OF CERTAIN SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE BAY, KANEOHE, OAHU, FOR RECREATIONAL BOAT PIER PURPOSES, BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
HR60 HD1 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON BUSINESS LIABILITY PROTECTIONS RELATED TO COVID19RELATED CLAIMS.
HR63 HD1 DECLARING THE YEAR 2022 AS THE YEAR OF THE LIMU.
HR67 HD1 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND ENFORCEMENT BY PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL PREMARKET TOBACCO PRODUCT APPLICATION APPLICANT INFORMATION OF HAWAII SELLERS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
HR68 HD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE EVERY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS RAPIDLY INCREASING SAFETY RISKS AND COMMUNITY DISRUPTION RESULTING FROM INSUFFICIENT REGULATION OF RAPIDLY INCREASING OPERATIONS OF TOUR HELICOPTERS AND SMALL AIRCRAFT THROUGHOUT HAWAII SKIES.
HR69 HD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH A JOB CORPS PROGRAM TO HELP ADDRESS UNEMPLOYMENT IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND SUPPORT ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION.
HR73 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AND REPORT ON THE PROCEDURES FOR AND DETERMINATIONS ON APPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HR79 REQUESTING THE COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO EXPLICITLY INCLUDE BUSINESS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE FOR FARMERS IN ITS MISSION STATEMENT.
HR80 URGING HAWAII HELICOPTER COMPANIES TO AVOID CONDUCTING NONEMERGENCY FLIGHTS OVER RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.
HR81 HD1 REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REGULARLY DRAIN AND CLEAR STREAMS AND CANALS THAT FLOW IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN WAIAHOLE, HALEIWA, WAIALUA, KANEOHE, AND OTHER KOOLAULOA COMMUNITIES.
HR91 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
HR94 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS' DIVISION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS' AND HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION'S STUDY, TO RECONSIDER ITS 2016 RULING ON ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL CURRENCY COMPANIES, VIRTUAL CURRENCY COMPANIES, AND CRYPTOCURRENCY COMPANIES TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN HAWAII AND TO ALIGN THE STATE'S ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE COMPANIES WITH THE ASSET RESERVE REQUIREMENTS IN OTHER STATES.
HR95 HD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM THAT USES WOLBACHIA BACTERIA TO REDUCE MOSQUITO POPULATION LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HR97 HD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EMERGENCIES AND NATURAL DISASTERS.
HR103 REQUESTING THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT TO ESTABLISH A STATE TOD INVESTMENTS TASK FORCE TO PRIORITIZE NEAR-TERM INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR FUNDING WITHIN PRIORITY TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AREAS.
HR110 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF AND WHEN THE REQUIRED HAWAIIAN BLOOD QUANTUM WILL BE SUFFICIENTLY DILUTED AS TO BAR ANY NEW QUALIFYING APPLICANTS FOR THE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS PROGRAM.
HR127 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE ITS INVESTMENT IN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXITING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HR129 HD1 URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER HAWAII RESIDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE SERVING IN THE POSITION OF TEACHER OR HIGHER IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AS PART OF THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE POOL TO SERVE AS SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION OF HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
HR130 CONDEMNING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AS RELATED TO COVID-19 AND URGING GREATER INVESTMENT IN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT COMMUNITYWIDE SOLUTIONS.
HR135 STRONGLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO WORK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE ON UNDERWATER MUNITIONS' INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD ON UNDERWATER MUNITIONS TO SEEK AND SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE DISPOSAL OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF UNDERWATER MUNITIONS DUMPED, LOST, OR ABANDONED IN HAWAIIAN WATERS.
HR137 HD2 SUPPORTING AND ADOPTING THE GOALS SET FORTH IN THE DIGITAL EQUITY DECLARATION FOR HAWAII ADOPTED BY THE BROADBAND HUI.
HR139 HD1 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ENTER INTO A LONG-TERM WATER LEASE WITH WAI‘OLI VALLEY TARO HUI FOR THE HUI'S EXISTING USE OF WATER FROM WAI‘OLI STREAM VIA DIRECT NEGOTIATION, UPON COMPLETION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 343, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HR140 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A RETIREMENT SAVINGS TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HR141 REQUESTING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN BASED ON TOURISM HOT SPOTS IDENTIFIED IN COUNTY DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ACTION PLANS.
HR142 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES.
HR143 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR IMMIGRANTS AND INCREASE IMMIGRANT OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE CIVIC AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY.
HR144 RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF 21ST CENTURY DATA GOVERNANCE FOR FACT-BASED POLICYMAKING.
HR147 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO STUDENTS ON ALL HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
HR150 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
HR151 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO CREATE A STATUTORY DEFINITION OF CREATIVE WORKERS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX MAY BE USED TO ASSIST CREATIVE WORKERS.
HR152 HD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CREATIVE RESURGENCE TASK FORCE TO BUILD AND FOSTER CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION THROUGH THE ARTS, CULTURE, AND HUMANITIES.
HR153 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PRIORITIZE THE TESTING AND RESEARCHING OF THE FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA LEVELS AND ANY OTHER POLLUTANTS OF THE BEACH SAND AT POKAI BAY ON OAHU'S LEEWARD COAST.
HR154 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO ESTABLISH A REGISTRY OF CREATIVE ARTIST GIG WORKERS TO ENABLE THE WORKERS TO ACCESS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.