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HB1
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Senate Consent Procedures; Term Renewals (ConAm)
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.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for justices and judges. Changes the required time frames from thirty to ninety days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 SOUKI, LUKE, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI JUD, FIN  sb673
HB49
Nuclear Energy (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XI, SECTION 8, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO NUCLEAR ENERGY.
Repeals the provision of the state constitution that prohibits nuclear fission power plants to be constructed or radioactive material to be disposed of without the prior approval by a two-thirds vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to EEP, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1 OSHIRO EEP, JUD, FIN
HB182 HD2
Public Education; Residential Investment Property Surcharge; Visitor Accommodation Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Hawaii State Constitution to advance the State's goal of providing public education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the Legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations. (HB182 HD2)
(H) 2/17/2017- Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) McDermott, Tupola voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Tokioka excused (2). SAIKI EDN, JUD, FIN  sb683
HB340
Constitutional Amendment; University of Hawaii; Board of Regents (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO DIVEST EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OVER THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT, AND OPERATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to divest the board of regents of UH from exclusive jurisdiction over internal structure, management, and operations of UH.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to HED, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 CHOY HED, JUD, FIN
HB353
Constitutional Amendment; Bill Passage; Supermajority (ConAm)
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
HB365
Constitutional Amendment; Collective Bargaining; Public Employees ($, ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XIII, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO ESTABLISH A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FUND FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING NEGOTIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to establish a public employees' collective bargaining fund. Requires an annual deposit of a minimum percentage of the total compensation provided by the State to every person employed by the State during the previous fiscal year.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to LAB, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 OSHIRO, CHOY, DECOITE, EVANS, ITO, MIZUNO, SAIKI, Nakashima, San Buenaventura, Souki, Takayama LAB, JUD, FIN
HB411
Legislative Term Limits (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Limits the terms of members of the Legislature to 20 consecutive years in the House of Representatives or the Senate, with years of service calculated after the general election of 2018.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 KONG JUD, FIN
HB444
Initiative; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for direct adoption of state statutes and constitutional amendments by the electorate at a general election through an initiative process.
(H) 1/23/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2 ING, CREAGAN, Lowen JUD, FIN
HB515
Reapportionment Commission; Selection of Members; Political Parties (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ADDRESS THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.
Ensures participation of all political parties on the Reapportionment Commission by providing that if there are no members belonging to the minority party or parties in a house of the legislature, the members belonging to the same minority party or parties in the other house of the legislature shall nominate persons to serve on the Commission.
(H) 1/25/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 SAIKI, FUKUMOTO JUD, FIN
HB688
Tax Increment Bonds; Tax Increment Districts; Political Subdivisions; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize political subdivisions, such as counties, to issue tax increment bonds and to exclude tax increment bonds in calculating the debt limit of the political subdivisions.
(H) 1/25/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 FUKUMOTO JUD, FIN
HB827
Tax Increment Bonds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTIES TO ISSUE TAX INCREMENT BONDS AND TO EXCLUDE TAX INCREMENT BONDS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDED DEBT OF THE COUNTIES.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the Legislature may authorize political subdivisions, such as counties, to issue tax increment bonds and to exclude tax increment bonds in calculating the debt limit of the political subdivisions.
(H) 1/27/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SAIKI JUD, FIN
HB1185
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, following the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB275
HB1186
Justices and Judges; Term Renewals; Senate Consent; Judicial Selection Commission; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE TIMEFRAME TO RENEW THE TERM OF OFFICE OF A JUSTICE OR JUDGE AND REQUIRE CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A JUSTICE OR JUDGE TO RENEW A TERM OF OFFICE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to amend the timeframe to renew the term of office of a justice or judge and require consent of the senate for a justice or judge to renew a term of office.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB328
HB1190
State Constitution; Amendment; Elected Attorney General (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article V, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to provide that the attorney general be elected as a nonpartisan elected official rather than appointed by the governor.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party) JUD, FIN  SB248
HB1201
Constitutional Amendment; Public Education; Elected Local School Boards (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment that would: (1) establish local school boards throughout the State to be elected from at least 7 school districts as provided by law; and (2) create an educational standards and accountability commission.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to EDN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 MCDERMOTT EDN, JUD, FIN
HB1202
Initiative; Referendum; Recall (ConAm)
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) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 MCDERMOTT JUD, FIN
HB1254
Public Education; Residential Investment Property Surcharge; Visitor Accommodation Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to advance the State's goal of providing a quality education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to EDN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAIKI EDN, JUD, FIN
HB1291 HD1
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election. (HB1291 HD1)
(H) 2/9/2017- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Ito excused (1). QUINLAN, CHOY, HOLT, JOHANSON, NISHIMOTO JUD, FIN
HB1315
Voting; Age Qualification; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING IN STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow individuals who are seventeen years of age but will be eighteen years of age on or before the next state or local general election to vote at the state or local primary election immediately preceding the state or local general election by which the citizen will attain the age of eighteen.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 LOPRESTI, FUKUMOTO, SAIKI JUD, FIN  SB1271
HB1365
Referendum (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR REFERENDUM.
Amends article XVII of the State Constitution to provide for Referendum.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 TUPOLA, CACHOLA, FUKUMOTO, KONG, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, WARD, Brower, Creagan, Mizuno JUD, FIN
HB1409
Constitutional Amendment; Collective Bargaining Agreements; Public Employer; Contract Term (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE AN EFFECTIVE TIME PERIOD ON EACH AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PUBLIC EMPLOYER AND A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow collective bargaining unit agreements to be effective for a period of 4 years.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to LAB, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 SAY, OSHIRO LAB, JUD, FIN
HB1430
Recall (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR RECALL.
Amends article II of the state constitution to provide for recall.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 MCDERMOTT JUD, FIN
HB1554
Constitutional Amendments; Power of the Board of Education; Education Advisory Council (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Amends the Hawaii Constitution to make policy decisions made by the board of education subject to approval by an education advisory council.
(H) 1/30/2017- Referred to EDN, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6 TUPOLA, CACHOLA, WARD, Brower, Creagan, Fukumoto, LoPresti, McKelvey EDN, JUD, FIN
HB1582 HD1
Constitutional Amendment; Individual Rights; Clean Water; Education; Health Care (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO INCLUDE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AMONG THE INHERENT AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to ensure access to clean drinking water, meaningful health care, and a quality education are among the inherent and inalienable rights of individuals. (HB1582 HD1)
(H) 2/17/2017- Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Tokioka excused (2). C. LEE, CREAGAN, JOHANSON, LOWEN, NISHIMOTO, QUINLAN, SAIKI, TAKUMI, TODD, YAMANE, Brower, Evans, Keohokalole JUD, FIN
HB1710
Legislative Term Limits (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Limits the members of the House of Representatives to serving ten terms and members of the Senate to serving five terms.
(H) 1/17/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3 SAIKI JUD, FIN
HB1731
Constitutional Amendment; Bill Passage; Taxation; Supermajority (ConAm)
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
HB1736
Reapportionment Commission; Selection of Members; Political Parties (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ADDRESS THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.
Ensures participation of all political parties on the Reapportionment Commission by providing that if there are no members belonging to a minority party in a house of the legislature, the presiding officer of the respective house of the legislature, after consulting with the chair of a minority party, shall be given the authority to designate persons who are members of a minority party to serve on the reapportionment commission.
(H) 1/22/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4 SAIKI JUD, FIN  SB2044
HB2223
Internet Privacy; Personal Data; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN.
Proposes to amend Article 1 of the Hawaii Constitution to establish a public right for individuals to delete certain information that is published on the Internet.
(H) 1/26/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 8 KEOHOKALOLE, CREAGAN, EVANS, GATES, HOLT, ING, KONG, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, OHNO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA JUD, FIN
HB2446
Constitutional Amendment; Reapportionment; Bipartisanship (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2 OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO PRESERVE THE BIPARTISAN NATURE OF THE REAPPORTIONMENT PROCESS.
Proposes an amendment to article IV, section 2, of the Hawaii Constitution to preserve equal bipartisan representation on the reapportionment commission and councils.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 9 WARD, CACHOLA, EVANS, MCDERMOTT, SOUKI, TUPOLA JUD, FIN
HB2480
BOE; Real Property Taxes; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO TAX REAL PROPERTY.
Authorizes the Board of Education to tax real property for the purpose of supplementing public education funding.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 9 OHNO FIN
HB2563
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Judicial Retention; Consent; Senate Consent Procedures; Senate; Term Renewals; Constitutional Amendment; Constitution (ConAm)
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.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for supreme court justices. Changes the required time frames from 30 to 90 days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 9 SAIKI JUD, FIN  SB3039
HB2608
Public Education; Residential Investment Property Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VIII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Hawaii State Constitution to advance the State's goal of providing a quality public education system for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the Legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property valued at $1,000,000 or greater and visitor accommodations.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to FIN, referral sheet 9 WOODSON, AQUINO, BROWER, CREAGAN, DECOITE, EVANS, GATES, ING, JOHANSON, KEOHOKALOLE, C. LEE, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAN BUENAVENTURA, TODD, Nakamura, Nakashima, Yamashita FIN
HB2616
Initiative; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for direct initiative.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 9 ING, CREAGAN, Brower, Lowen JUD, FIN  SB2723
HB2707
Reapportionment Commission; Selection of Members; Political Parties (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ADDRESS THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.
Preserves balanced bipartisan representation on the Reapportionment Commission by providing that if there are no members belonging to a minority party in one house of the legislature, then the members belonging to that party or those parties in the opposite house shall designate one of their number to select members of the commission; or if none exist in either house, then the supreme court shall select members of a minority party.
(H) 1/29/2018- Referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 9 WARD, SAY, SOUKI JUD, FIN
SB248
State Constitution; Amendment; Elected Attorney General (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article V, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to provide that the attorney general be elected as a nonpartisan elected official rather than appointed by the governor.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC, WAM. KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, KIM, Dela Cruz, English JDC, WAM  HB1190
SB275
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, following the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC, WAM. KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI JDC, WAM  HB1185
SB328
Justices and Judges; Term Renewals; Senate Consent; Judicial Selection Commission; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE TIMEFRAME TO RENEW THE TERM OF OFFICE OF A JUSTICE OR JUDGE AND REQUIRE CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A JUSTICE OR JUDGE TO RENEW A TERM OF OFFICE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to amend the timeframe to renew the term of office of a justice or judge and require consent of the senate for a justice or judge to renew a term of office.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC. KEITH-AGARAN, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KIM JDC  HB1186
SB673 SD1
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Senate Consent Procedures; Term Renewals (ConAm)
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.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for justices and judges. Changes the required time frames from thirty to ninety days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges. (SD1)
(S) 2/16/2017- Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM, with Senators Ruderman and Thielen voting "No". KEITH-AGARAN, TOKUDA JDL, WAM
SB683 SD2 HD1
Public Education; Residential Investment Property Surcharge; Visitor Accommodation Surcharge; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to advance the State's goal of providing a public education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations. (SB683 HD1)
(S) 3/15/2018- Received notice of discharge of conferees (Hse. Com. No. 385). KIDANI, K. RHOADS, SHIMABUKURO, Dela Cruz, Espero, Gabbard, Inouye, K. Kahele EDN, JUD, FIN  HB182
SB701
Constitutional Amendment; Lieutenant Governor; Appointment; Elections; Governor (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC. RIVIERE, Espero, Harimoto JDC  HB1291
SB827
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives and twelve consecutive years in the senate, for terms beginning on the day of the general election of 2020.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC. RUDERMAN, RIVIERE JDC
SB833
Initiative; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for direct initiative.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC. RUDERMAN, Gabbard JDC
SB1135
Constitutional Amendment; Enactment of Bills (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 14, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION.
Amends Article III, section 14, of the Hawaii Constitution, to ensure that no bill becomes law if the legislature has so altered or amended the bill during its passage through either house that it no longer reflects its original purpose, unless the bill is approved by a two-thirds vote in both the house and senate.
(S) 1/17/2018- Re-Referred to JDC. IHARA, HARIMOTO, KIM, RUDERMAN, S. Chang, Galuteria, Inouye, Riviere, L. Thielen JDC
SB1271
Voting; Age Qualification; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING IN STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow individuals who are seventeen years of age but will be eighteen years of age on or before the next state or local general election to vote at the state or local primary election immediately preceding the state or local general election by which the citizen will attain the age of eighteen.
(S) 3/8/2017- Notice of bill proposing constitutional amendment transmitted to Governor pursuant to Article XVII, Section 3 (Sen. Com. No. 1). IHARA, S. CHANG, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, RUDERMAN, TOKUDA, Dela Cruz, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen JUD, FIN  HB1315
SB2044 SD1
Reapportionment Commission; Selection of Members; Political Parties; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ADDRESS THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to ensure participation of all political parties on the Reapportionment Commission by providing that if there are no members belonging to a minority party in a house of the legislature, the chair of the minority party shall nominate three persons to the presiding officer of each house of the legislature, who shall then select two members of the reapportionment commission from the three persons nominated. (SD1)
(S) 2/14/2018- The committee on WAM deferred the measure. K. RHOADS, KEITH-AGARAN, Taniguchi JDC, WAM  HB1736
SB2313
Referendum; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR REFERENDUM.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for referendum.
(S) 1/22/2018- Referred to JDC/GVO, WAM. HARIMOTO, GABBARD, Riviere, Ruderman JDC/GVO, WAM
SB2316 HD1
Constitutional Amendment; University of Hawaii; Board of Regents; Candidate Advisory Council (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Proposes an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to modify the appointment process for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii. Repeals the Candidate Advisory Council for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii. (SB2316 HD1)
(H) 3/22/2018- Re-referred to HED, FIN, referral sheet 48 K. KAHELE, DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, S. Chang, Galuteria, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro, Wakai HED, FIN
SB2317
University of Hawaii; Board of Regents; Exclusive Jurisdiction; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REPEAL THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII'S EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT, AND OPERATION OF THE UNIVERSITY.
Proposes an amendment to Constitution of the State of Hawaii to repeal the exclusive jurisdiction in the internal structure, management, and operation that the University of Hawaii's board of regents holds over the university.
(S) 1/22/2018- Referred to HRE/JDC, WAM. K. KAHELE, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, WAKAI, S. Chang, Kim, Shimabukuro HRE/JDC, WAM
SB2486
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of six consecutive full terms in the house of representatives and three consecutive full terms in the senate, for terms beginning on the day of the general election of 2024.
(S) 1/24/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. HARIMOTO JDC, WAM
SB2723
Initiative; Proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
Proposes amendments to the state constitution to provide for direct initiative.
(S) 1/24/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, Espero, Nishihara, Riviere JDC, WAM  HB2616
SB2724
Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives or twelve consecutive years in the senate, for members who are elected at the general election of 2020 and thereafter.
(S) 1/24/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. RUDERMAN, L. THIELEN, Green, Harimoto, Riviere JDC, WAM
SB2975
Constitutional Amendment; Rights of Victims of Crime (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.
Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide victims of crime with specific rights related to the criminal justice process.
(S) 1/26/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. K. RHOADS JDC, WAM
SB2983
Retirement Age of Justices and Judges; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO RAISE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to raise the mandatory retirement age for justices and judges from seventy years to seventy-five years.
(S) 1/26/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. GREEN, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, K. RHOADS JDC, WAM
SB3039
Constitutional Amendment; Justices; Judges; Judicial Retention; Consent; Senate Consent Procedures; Senate; Term Renewals; Constitutional Amendment; Constitution (ConAm)
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.
Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii relating to the appointment and retention of justices and judges. Authorizes the senate to approve or reject subsequent terms of office for supreme court justices. Changes the required time frames from 30 to 90 days for the process to appoint and consent to a justice or judge. Harmonizes the senate consent procedures for district court judgeship nominees to mirror the senate consent procedures relating to supreme court justices and intermediate court of appeals and circuit court judges.
(S) 1/26/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. KEITH-AGARAN JDC, WAM  HB2563
SB3052
Voting Rights; Incarcerated Individuals; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow incarcerated individuals who are Hawaii residents and convicted of a felony to vote in Hawaii elections at any time after conviction rather than after final discharge.
(S) 1/26/2018- Referred to JDC, WAM. ESPERO (Introduced by request of another party) JDC, WAM