Rep. Cynthia Thielen Addresses HB 2101 – Kaho’olawe

RELATING TO THE KAHO’OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE.
Report Title: Kaho’olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund; Conveyance Tax; Annual Payments
Description: Deposits a percentage of conveyance tax revenue annually into the Kaho’olawe rehabilitation trust fund, with a maximum amount. Repealed on June 26, 2026, or upon the recognition of a sovereign native Hawaiian governing entity, whichever occurs sooner. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2101 HD1)

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Bob McDermott Addresses HB 2580 – Minimum Wage

RELATING TO LABOR.
Report Title: Minimum Wage; Employment
Description: Annually increases minimum wage from January 1, 2015, to January 1, 2018. Annually increases the tip credit from January 1, 2015, to January 1, 2017, if the gross amount the employee receives from wages and tips for a taxable year is at least 250 per cent of the poverty level as determined by the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations. (HB2580 HD1)

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with Representative(s) Awana, Cabanilla, Cachola, Fale, Fukumoto, Har, Hashem, Ito, Johanson, Jordan, Kawakami, Kobayashi, Matsumoto, Onishi, Rhoads, Thielen, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward, Yamashita voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Hanohano, McDermott, Say voting no (3) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HB 2257 – Superintendent’s Salary

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT’S SALARY.
Report Title: Board of Education; Superintendent’s Salary
Description: Adjusts the salary cap of the Superintendent of Education. Allows the Board of Education to consider altering the Superintendent’s benefits package. Requires the Board to submit a report to the Legislature each time it alters the Superintendent’s salary. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2257 HD2)

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Fale, Rhoads, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Carroll, Hanohano, Thielen voting no (3) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HB2170 – New Hotel Construction

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title: New Hotel Construction; Income Tax Credit
Description: Provides an income tax credit for costs incurred in new hotel construction. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2170 HD2)

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Hanohano, Ing, Jordan, Lowen, Oshiro, Wooley voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Creagan excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Richard Fale Addresses HB 2533 – Funding for Election

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Report Title: Campaign Spending Commission; Public Funding for Election Candidates; Appropriation ($)
Description: Creates a public funding program for elections to the State House of Representatives. Repeals provisions under the existing partial public financing program specifically applicable to candidates for the Offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator, and State Representative pertaining to campaign expenditure limits, maximum amounts of public funding, and minimum amounts of qualifying contributions. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2533 HD2)

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Reps Ward and Fale Address HB 1675 – Student Instructional Hours

RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Report Title: Department of Education; Student Instructional Hours
Description: Requires all public secondary schools to implement a school year that includes nine hundred ninety student instructional hours beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Repeals the requirement that by the 2016-2018 school years, all public schools implement a school year of one hundred eighty days, including one thousand eighty student instructional hours for both elementary and secondary school grades. Allows board of education to define “student instructional hours.” Effective July 1, 2030. (HB1675 HD1)

3/4/2014 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with Representative(s) Har, Ing, Jordan, Lowen, McKelvey, Morikawa, Oshiro, Takai, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Awana, Carroll, Cullen, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, Kawakami, Matsumoto, Say, Thielen, Yamane voting no (14) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. McDermott Addresses HB 14 – Kindergarten Mandatory

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
Report Title: Kindergarten
Description: Amends the compulsory education law to make kindergarten mandatory. Develops a statewide individualized kindergarten readiness system, and beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, requires all public and charter schools to adopt the system. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB14 HD2)

3/4/2014 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Jordan, McDermott voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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