Hawaii State Legislature
2020 Package Report - House Minority Caucus
Lists of bills submitted by various government agencies and other entities.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB605
Qualified returning resident down payment program; real estate investment trusts; special fund
RELATING TO DOWN PAYMENTS.
Establishes a qualified returning resident down payment program funded by revenues collected from real estate investment trusts.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to EDB, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN EDB, CPC, FIN
HB606
Rent to Build Equity Requirement
RELATING TO RENT TO BUILD EQUITY.
Requires all housing projects that receive general excise tax exemptions or other State incentives pursuant to 201H HRS to share profits with rental tenants upon sale of the property.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to HSG, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO HSG, FIN
HB607
Private Trade, Vocational, and Technical School Special Fund
RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
Amends the Private Trade, Vocational, and Technical School Special Fund within the Department of Education to fund vocational, technical and career pathway classes for public school students and to cover student costs associated with career and technical education classes. Allows individuals to teach vocational, technical or career pathway classes without a bachelor's degree.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to LHE, LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN LHE, LAB, FIN
HB608
Works of Art Special Fund; Department of Education
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDING.
Dedicates one-half of one per cent of all state fund appropriations for capital improvements designated for the construction or renovation of state buildings to student art programs within the Department of Education.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to TIA, LHE, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN TIA, LHE, FIN
HB609
John A. Burns School of Medicine; Physician Shortage; Residency; Appropriation; Matching Funds
RELATING TO RESIDENCY PROGRAMS FOR HAWAII MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES.
Appropriates moneys to the graduate medical education program for physician residency programs in Hawaii; provided that the funds are matched dollar-for-dollar by private sector medical hospitals and institutions.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to LHE, HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN LHE, HLT, FIN
HB610
General Excise Tax; Food, Medical Services, and Feminine Hygiene Products Tax Exemption
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Exempts certain foods, medical services, and feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/24/2019 - Referred to HSH/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN HSH/HLT, FIN
HB1827
Tax Credits; Refundable Food/Excise Tax Credit
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Increases the allowable amount and amends the income brackets of the refundable food/excise tax credit.
(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, THIELEN, WARD FIN
HB1828
General Excise Tax; Food, Medical Services, and Feminine Hygiene Products Tax Exemption
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
Exempts certain foods, medical services, and feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 2 THIELEN, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, WARD HLT, FIN
HB1829
Vote harvesting; Ballot harvesting; Voter Fraud; Felony
RELATING TO BALLOT HARVESTING.
Prohibits ballot harvesting. Clarifies that only a designated agent can deliver a ballot on behalf of another. Prohibits ballot harvesting. Violators will be punishable under felony voter fraud statutes.
(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 WARD, MATSUMOTO, OKIMOTO, McDermott JUD, FIN
HB1830
General Excise Tax; Exemptions; Precious Metal Bullion
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Exempts the sale of precious metal bullion from the general excise tax.
(H ) 1/28/2020 - Re-referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 7 OKIMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, WARD EDB, FIN
HB1831
Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Amends the rate of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax imposed on petroleum products. Amends the portion of environmental response, energy, and food security tax revenues deposited into the energy security special fund.
(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to FIN, referral sheet 2 OKIMOTO, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, WARD FIN
HB1832
Information Technology; State Agencies; Financial Database; Development; Appropriation
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Requires the department of education, in consultation with the office of enterprise technology services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database, with parameters, benefits, and features that are compatible to the software system being implemented by the office of enterprise technology services for use by all state agencies. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.
(H ) 1/21/2020 - Referred to LHE/LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2 MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, OKIMOTO, WARD LHE/LAB, FIN
HB2071
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 ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD LMG, FIN
HB2072
Initiative; Referendum; Recall
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL.
Amends the state constitution to provide for direct initiative, popular referendum, and recall.
(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD JUD, FIN
HB2073
Temporary Housing; Affordable Housing; Exemption
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE TEMPORARY HOUSING.
Allows property owners to temporarily lease space to individuals to camp or otherwise occupy space on the property, so long as no health and safety ordinances are violated.
(H ) 2/4/2020 - The committee(s) on HSH/HSG recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. WARD HSH/HSG, WLH, JUD
HB2074
Tax Credit; High Technology; Department of Defense
RELATING TO TAXATION.
Provides a tax credit to department of defense high technology contractors that hire workers who are residents of the State.
(H ) 1/27/2020 - Referred to LAB, EDB, FIN, referral sheet 5 WARD LAB, EDB, FIN