30th Legislature, 2019
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Session convene times for Friday, January 17, 2020:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 13
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 204
phone: 808-586-6130
fax: 808-586-6131
senrhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
13th Senatorial District Map - Dowsett Highlands, Pu‘unui, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Pālama, Liliha, Iwilei, Chinatown, and Downtown
Professional Experience
•  State Representative, (2006-2016)
•  Legislative Aide, Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, (6 years)
•  Small business owner, solo law practice, (4 years)
•  Law practice, Perkin & Hosoda, (2 years)
•  Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, (3 years)
•  Legislative Aide, U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, (2 years)
•  Intern, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Community Activities
•  Downtown Neighborhood Board, (10 years)
•  Chinatown Citizens Patrol, (14 years)
•  Pacific Gateway Center Board of Directors, (11 years)
•  Honolulu Tower Board of Directors, (6 years)

Education
•  J.D., George Washington University (with Honors), 1996
•  Summer clerk, Judge Corinne K.A. Watanabe (Intermediate Court of Appeals), 1995
•  M.A., University of London, Soviet & Eastern European Area Studies, 1987
•  B.A., Andrews University (History major, Chemistry minor), 1986
•  Indiana Academy (high school), Cicero, IN 1981

Awards and Recognition
•  2013 recipient of the Patsy T. Mink Award
•  2016 Certificate of appreciation, US Department of Defense
•  2013 Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States
•  2012 recipient of the Chinatown Heroes Award
•  AARP Certificate of Appreciation, for helping to pass the CARE Act
•  City and County of Honolulu, Environmental Hero Award of Recognition
•  Named Freshman Legislator of the Year for 2007 by the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly
•  Japanese-American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter, Certificate of Appreciation
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2 HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE.
SB4 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
SB93 RELATING TO MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES.
SB94 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB95 RELATING TO CANCER RESEARCH.
SB96 RELATING TO CORPORATIONS.
SB97 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB99 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB100 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB101 RELATING TO MEDICAL INFORMED CONSENT.
SB102 SD1 RELATED TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB103 RELATING TO VESSELS.
SB104 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB105 SD1 RELATING TO JURY DUTY.
SB106 RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.
SB115 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB122 SD2 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB123 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB124 SD1 RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
SB128 SD1 RELATING TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
SB129 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB130 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
SB131 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB132 RELATING TO ELECTION NOMINATION PAPERS.
SB133 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB194 SD1 RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.
SB195 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
SB196 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT LAW.
SB199 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB205 RELATING TO PICKUP TRUCKS.
SB206 SD1 RELATED TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB207 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
SB210 SD1 RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
SB214 SD1 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB215 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
SB217 RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.
SB227 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.
SB229 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB230 RELATING TO MINORS.
SB231 SD1 RELATING TO THE YOUTH COMMISSION.
SB241 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB242 SD2 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB243 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB244 RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB246 RELATING TO ASSET FORFEITURE.
SB247 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB248 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB249 RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB253 SD2 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE.
SB254 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.
SB258 SD1 RELATING TO LEAD-BASED PAINT.
SB259 SD1 RELATING TO OFFSHORE DRILLING.
SB260 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB262 RELATING TO PUEO RESEARCH.
SB263 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB265 RELATING TO ‘ULU.
SB266 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB267 SD1 RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY.
SB268 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB269 SD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB270 RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.
SB271 RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES.
SB303 HD1 RELATING TO GARDENS.
SB310 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
SB326 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB327 SD2 RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.
SB328 RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB329 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB331 HD1 RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.
SB332 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB333 RELATING TO FAMILIES.
SB334 SD2 RELATING TO ASSISTANCE ANIMALS.
SB336 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.
SB337 SD1 RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SB340 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB351 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB352 RELATING TO BOTTLED WATER.
SB354 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB355 RELATED TO CIVIL FORFEITURE.
SB359 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB400 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB412 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB415 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB416 RELATED TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
SB417 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB418 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB419 SD1 RELATING TO MARRIAGE.
SB420 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB421 RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB422 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB423 SD1 RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD.
SB424 RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORDS.
SB425 RELATING TO FAIR DIGITAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT REPAIR.
SB426 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB427 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
SB428 RELATING TO THE METRIC SYSTEM.
SB429 RELATING TO GENDER IDENTIFICATION.
SB434 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB435 SD1 RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
SB439 RELATING TO LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.
SB445 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB453 RELATING TO FORFEITURE.
SB458 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB475 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
SB476 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB483 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB486 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FOOD LABELING.
SB488 RELATING TO LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION.
SB489 SD2 RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.
SB496 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB500 SD2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
SB501 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY.
SB502 SD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY.
SB504 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
SB506 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB520 RELATING TO POLYSTYRENE FOAM CONTAINERS.
SB521 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB523 SD2 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB526 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB527 SD1 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
SB528 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.
SB529 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB530 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB533 SD2 RELATING TO STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB534 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.
SB537 SD2 HD3 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB538 SD1 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB554 SD2 RELATING TO STATE WATER CODE PENALTIES.
SB555 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB556 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB557 SD1 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB559 RELATING TO STATE SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
SB560 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB561 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION.
SB562 RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.
SB563 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TRANSPORTATION TO REPLACE JERSEY BARRIERS FRONTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HARBORS DIVISION BUILDING ON SOUTH NIMITZ HIGHWAY.
SB564 RELATING TO HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS.
SB565 SD1 RELATING TO VISION ZERO.
SB566 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
SB568 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB569 SD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
SB570 RELATING TO USE TAX.
SB571 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB572 SD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB574 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB591 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SB594 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB636 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB640 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLICLY FUNDED ELECTIONS.
SB641 HD2 RELATING TO INTOXICANTS.
SB642 SD2 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
SB643 SD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
SB644 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB645 SD1 RELATING TO THE IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM.
SB646 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.
SB647 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.
SB648 RELATING TO FAIR SCHEDULING.
SB649 SD1 RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
SB650 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
SB652 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE FBO I LLC.
SB679 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REMOVE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
SB685 SD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB686 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB687 RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL.
SB688 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB689 RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.
SB690 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB695 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB697 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB699 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
SB700 RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.
SB701 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB702 RELATING TO MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION.
SB716 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB717 RELATED TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB732 RELATING TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
SB735 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB740 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING DENSITY.
SB744 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB747 RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
SB752 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB761 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB805 RELATING TO EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP.
SB836 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB842 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB843 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB844 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB845 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB854 RELATING TO ORDER OF SUCCESSION.
SB857 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB862 RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
SB864 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE MANNER IN WHICH JUSTICES AND JUDGES ARE APPOINTED, CONSENTED TO, AND RETAINED.
SB871 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB872 RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
SB876 SD1 RELATING TO THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
SB877 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB878 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB880 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB883 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB884 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB887 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO TOBACCO TAXES.
SB889 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB890 RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
SB930 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB931 SD2 RELATING TO MARINE AQUARIUM FISHING.
SB940 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
SB941 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB951 RELATING TO OCEANFRONT PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB952 SD1 RELATING TO PARDONS.
SB955 RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.
SB973 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB975 SD2 RELATING TO COUNTY LAND USE REQUIREMENTS.
SB996 SD1 RELATING TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES.
SB997 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
SB1009 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB1010 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1011 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1012 RELATING TO FLUORIDATION.
SB1013 RELATING TO BULLYING.
SB1014 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1015 RELATING TO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE.
SB1016 SD2 RELATING TO SALES OF TOBACCO.
SB1017 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
SB1018 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ZERO TO THREE COURT.
SB1019 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO YOUTH.
SB1020 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
SB1021 RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
SB1022 SD2 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
SB1023 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1024 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
SB1026 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1030 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
SB1031 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1032 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1034 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1036 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1041 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1043 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB1044 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB1046 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB1059 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1122 SD1 RELATING TO TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON THE PALI HIGHWAY.
SB1123 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB1125 RELATING TO STATE LANDS.
SB1126 SD2 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE.
SB1162 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB1164 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB1287 SD2 RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
SB1328 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB1330 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB1344 SD1 RELATING TO DEBT.
SB1345 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1346 RELATING TO TRESPASS.
SB1347 SD1 RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.
SB1367 RELATING TO PROMOTING DANGEROUS DRUGS.
SB1368 SD1 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB1375 SD1 RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
SB1386 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB1389 SD2 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ZONES.
SB1390 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB1391 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB1395 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1398 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB1400 RELATING TO MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS.
SB1403 SD2 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB1416 RELATING TO GIFTS.
SB1421 SD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
SB1432 SD1 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB1433 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1439 RELATING TO WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM.
SB1451 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1463 SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1464 SD2 RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
SB1465 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TREATMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
SB1467 SD1 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB1484 SD1 RELATING TO HIKING TRAILS.
SB1513 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1531 RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
SB1537 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1539 SD1 HD1 RELATED TO BAIL HEARINGS.
SB1540 SD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB1543 SD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB2001 RELATING TO MINORS.
SB2002 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB2003 RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT PROHIBITING COMPANY-SPECIFIC SUBSIDIES.
SB2004 RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.
SB2005 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB2006 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
SB2007 RELATING TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.
SB2008 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
SB2009 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2010 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.
SB2025 RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE FOR MINORS.
SB2027 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB2029 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
SB2033 RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
SB2034 RELATING TO LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS.
SB2047 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
SB2048 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
SB2051 RELATING TO LITTERING.
SB2090 RELATING TO JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.
SB2109 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB2110 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB2216 RELATING TO TAXATION.