Hawaii State Legislature
2018 Package Report - House Minority Caucus
Lists of bills submitted by various government agencies and other entities.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB350
General Excise Tax; Exemption, Medical Services
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Provides a general excise tax exemption for medical services after December 31, 2017.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Re-referred to HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA HHS, FIN
HB351
Recalibration of State Tax on County Surcharge
RELATING TO COUNTY SURCHARGE TAX.
Changes the state tax retainer of ten per cent on the county surcharge to two per cent in order to align with actual costs to the State for assessment.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB352
Taxation; Earned Income Tax Credit
RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
Establishes a state earned income tax credit.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB353
Constitutional Amendment; Bill Passage; Supermajority
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 15, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ENACT A SUPERMAJORITY VOTING REQUIREMENT FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION PROPOSING TO RAISE OR CREATE TAXES.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to include a two-thirds supermajority voting requirement for the legislature to pass laws that raise taxes or create new taxes.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA JUD, FIN
HB354
Motor vehicles; Annual Vehicle Weight Tax
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX REDUCTION.
Reduces the annual vehicle weight tax and maintains allocation of the tax to the state highway fund.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to TRN, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA TRN, FIN
HB355
Motor Vehicles; Annual Registration Fee
RELATING TO VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE REDUCTION.
Reduces the vehicle registration fee and maintains allocation of the fee to the state highway fund and emergency medical services special fund.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Re-referred to TRN/HHS, FIN, referral sheet 1 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA TRN/HHS, FIN
HB356
Online Financial Information; Capital Improvement Projects
RELATING TO INFORMATION.
Mandates the creation and maintenance of periodically updated information about state finances and capital improvement projects.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB357
Relating to General Excise Tax exemptions.
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Provides for a general excise tax exemption on rental income for qualified landlords who provide residential rental units to persons earning less than or equal to fifty per cent of the area median income.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA HSG, FIN
HB358
Department of Education; Public School Principals; Capital Improvement Projects; Repair and Maintenance.
RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS.
Provides authority to school principals to oversee and maintain capital improvement and repair and maintenance programs at their schools, including installation of solar energy infrastructure. Clarifies the department of education's responsibility for oversight and fiscal accountability of such programs.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to EEP, EDN, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA EEP, EDN, FIN
HB359
Affordable Housing; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Micro-unit housing; Congregate Housing Residences; Appropriation.
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
Requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to establish affordable micro-unit housing and congregate housing residences throughout the State. Allows the private sector to develop micro-unit housing and congregate housing residences. Makes an appropriation.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA HSG, FIN
HB360
General Excise Tax; Food Exemption
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Provides an exemption for food from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB361
Income Tax Credit; Low-Income Household Renters
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS FOR LOW-INCOME RENTERS.
Amends income tax credit for low-income household renters to adjust for inflation.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA HSG, FIN
HB362
Taxation; Income Tax Rates.
RELATING TO INCOME TAX REDUCTION.
Decreases the income tax by twenty-five per cent for all but top income earners.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB363
State department accounting reports
RELATING TO TRACKING OF STATE BUDGET EXPENDITURES.
Creating guidelines to provide for uniform accounting reports from state departments, the assessment of these reports for propriety, and review of these reports and assessments by the governor and the legislature.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB364
Inheritance and estate taxation
RELATING TO REPEAL OF THE INHERITANCE AND ESTATE TAX.
A bill to repeal inheritance and estate taxes that act as a form of double taxation on individual tax payers.
(H ) 1/23/2017 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 FUKUMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, TUPOLA FIN
HB1729
Legislature; Office of the Legislative Analyst; Fiscal Impact Statements
RELATING TO FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Requires the office of the legislative analyst to create fiscal impact statements for certain bills that have a fiscal impact. Makes an appropriation to the office of the legislative analyst.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 3 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD LMG, FIN
HB1730
Government transparency; Budgeting; Uniform Information Practices Act
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY.
Clarifies that agencies must provide public disclosure of budget documents. Clarifies that exceptions to disclosure do not apply to budget documents unless agency can show a legitimate public safety justification for nondisclosure.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 3 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD FIN
HB1731
Constitutional Amendment; Bill Passage; Taxation; Supermajority
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 15, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ENACT A SUPERMAJORITY VOTING REQUIREMENT FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION PROPOSING TO RAISE OR CREATE TAXES.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to include a two-thirds supermajority voting requirement for the legislature to pass laws that raise taxes or create new taxes.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD JUD, FIN
HB1732
General Excise Tax; Food Exemption; Medical Services Exemption
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Provides an exemption for food and medical services from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/17/2018 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 3 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD FIN
HB1733
Inheritance and Estate Tax; Death Tax
RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF DEATH TAXES.
Repeals the inheritance and estate taxes that act as a form of double taxation on individual tax payers.
(H ) 1/22/2018 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 4 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD FIN
HB1734
Videoconferencing; Legislative Hearings; Audiovisual Technology; Remote Testimony
RELATING TO NEIGHBOR ISLAND EQUAL ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCING.
Requires each chamber of the legislature to establish rules that enable oral testimony through audiovisual videoconferencing technology. Appropriates funds for audiovisual technology in conference rooms.
(H ) 1/22/2018 - Referred to LMG, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD LMG, JUD, FIN
HB1735
Nondiscrimination law; Veterans hiring preference
RELATING TO EXTENDING ALOHA TO VETERANS.
This Act allows private businesses, employment agencies, or labor organizations to adopt preferential hiring policies for honorably discharged veterans in accordance with Section 11 of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act.
(H ) 1/22/2018 - Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 4 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD LAB, FIN
HR4
Reducing Permitting Delays for Housing Construction
URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES FOR HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
(H ) 3/15/2018 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Fukumoto, Har, Hashem, Lowen, McDermott, Nakashima, Souki excused (7). TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD HSG, CPC
HR5
Charter School Audit
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM A STUDY OF THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM AND TO CREATE ACTIONABLE PROPOSALS FOR FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURAL REFORM.
(H ) 2/8/2018 - Referred to EDN, FIN, referral sheet 18 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD EDN, FIN
HR6
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
URGING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO IMPROVE ITS MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION.
(H ) 2/8/2018 - Referred to PBS/VMI, FIN, referral sheet 18 TUPOLA, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, THIELEN, WARD PBS/VMI, FIN