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This page consists of testimony presented during the 2017 Legislative Session by the University of Hawaiʻi.

Senate Bills

SB 27 RELATING TO MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO RESTORE BASIC ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS TO MEDICAID ENROLLEES

  • SB 27 (January 23, 2017) HMS/CPH (PDF)

SB 134 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 134 (February 7, 2017) CPH/HRE (PDF)
  • SB 134 (February 27, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 137 RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI RESEARCH

  • SB 137 (February 15, 2017) HRE/ETT (PDF)

SB 138 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 138 (February 15, 2017) HRE/ETT (PDF)

SB 140 RELATING TO DARK NIGHT SKIES PROTECTION

  • SB 140 (February 15, 2017) HRE/AEN (PDF)

SB 141 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT

  • SB 141 (February 7, 2017) HRE/CPH (PDF)

SB 195 RELATING TO THE HAWAIʻI TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD

  • SB 195 (January 30, 2017) EDU (PDF)
  • SB 195 (February 23, 2017) WAM (PDF)

SB 209 RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PROTECTION

  • SB 209 (February 10, 2017) GVO/CPH (PDF)

SB 228 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND CONSERVATION OF ʻULU

  • SB 228 (February 7, 2017) AEN/HRE (PDF)

SB 257 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY

  • SB 257 (February 15, 2017) AEN/PSM/HRE (PDF)

SB 272 RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE

  • SB 272 (February 6, 2017) HRE/WTL/AEN (PDF)

SB 298 RELATING TO SCHOOLS

  • SB 298 (February 8, 2017) EDU/HRE (PDF)
  • SB 298 (February 23, 2017) WAM (PDF)

SB 299 RELATING TO EDUCATION

  • SB 299 (February 8, 2017) EDU/HRE (PDF)

SB 346 RELATING TO PESTICIDES

  • SB 346 (February 15, 2017) AEN/HRE (PDF)

SB 348 RELATING TO THE HAWAIʻI PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

  • SB 348 (February 14, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 355 RELATING TO THE SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

  • SB 355 (February 7, 2017) AEN/HRE (PDF)

SB 356 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

  • SB 356 (January 30, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 398 RELATING TO CANCER

  • SB 398 (February 1, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SB 404 RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAIʻI REVISED STATUTES

  • SB 404 (February 1, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SB 406 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

  • SB 406 (February 2, 2017) JDL/HRE (PDF)

SB 410 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

SB 419 RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE

  • SB 419 (February 14, 2017) PSM/HRE (PDF)

SB 429 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

  • SB 429 (February 2, 2017) JDL/HRE (PDF)

SB 430 RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS

  • SB 430 (February 3, 2017) CPH/JDL (PDF)

SB 510 RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES

  • SB 510 (February 13, 2017) EDU (PDF)

SB 513 RELATING TO CONTRACEPTIVE SUPPLIES

  • SB 513 (February 24, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SB 514 RELATING TO HEALTH

  • SB 514 (February 24, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SB 529 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 529 (February 14, 2017) HRE/HMS (PDF)

SB 560 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE

  • SB 560 (February 9, 2017) HWN/HRE (PDF)

SB 593 RELATING TO ANIMALS

  • SB 593 (February 28, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SB 621 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • SB 621 (February 8, 2017) HRE/EDU (PDF)

SB 624 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

  • SB 624 (February 3, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 647 RELATING TO TEACHERS

  • SB 647 (February 8, 2017) EDU/HRE (PDF)

SB 676 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 676 (February 9, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 720 RELATING TO THE CONCUSSION PROGRAM

  • SB 720 (February 28, 2017) CPH/WAM (PDF)

SB 723 RELATING TO EDUCATION

  • SB 723 (February 2, 2017) HRE/JDL (PDF)

SB 730 RELATING TO HEALTH

  • SB 730 (February 7, 2017) HRE/CPH (PDF)

SB 735 RELATING TO THE HAWAIʻI HEALTH CORPS PROGRAM

  • SB 735 (February 7, 2017) HRE/CPH (PDF)

SB 776 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

  • SB 776 (February 1, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 806 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

  • SB 806 (February 7, 2017) HRE/AEN (PDF)

SB 826 RELATING TO THE PUNA DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER

  • SB 826 (February 14, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 848 RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION

SB 850 RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • SB 850 (February 10, 2017) GVO/ETT (PDF)
  • SB 850 (February 23, 2017) WAM (PDF)
  • SB 850 (March 17, 2017) EDB (PDF)

SB 882 RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH IN HAWAIʻI

  • SB 882 (February 3, 2017) AEN/EDU (PDF)
  • SB 882 (March 15, 2017) AGR (PDF)
  • SB 882 (March 29, 2017) EDN (PDF)

SB 895 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS

  • SB 895 (February 27, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 907 RELATING TO REPORTING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM

  • SB 907 (February 15, 2017) ETT/HRE (PDF)

SB 909 RELATING TO ENERGY ASSURANCE

  • SB 909 (February 3, 2017) TRE/PSM/CPH (PDF)

SB 914 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 914 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 915 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 915 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 916 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 916 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 919 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 919 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 920 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 920 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 921 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 921 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 922 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 922 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 924 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 924 (February 9, 2017) JDL (PDF)

SB 1040 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 1040 (February 9, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 1078 RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

  • SB 1078 (February 7, 2017) CPH/HRE (PDF)

SB 1082 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

  • SB 1082 (February 7, 2017) HRE/AEN (PDF)

SB 1086 RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT

SB 1091 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY

  • SB 1091 (February 13, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 1112 RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

  • SB 1112 (February 2, 2017) HRE/JDL (PDF)

SB 1127 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 1127 (February 14, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 1161 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 1161 (February 14, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 1162 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI PROMISE PROGRAM

  • SB 1162 (February 14, 2017) HRE (PDF)

SB 1164 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 1164 (February 7, 2017) HRE/CPH (PDF)

SB 1178 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE

  • SB 1178 (February 16, 2017) WTL/HRE (PDF)

SB 1188 RELATING TO EDUCATION

  • SB 1188 (February 10, 2017) EDU (PDF)

SB 1191 RELATING TO FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

  • SB 1191 (February 10, 2017) ETT/HRE (PDF)

SB 1195 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

  • SB 1195 (February 3, 2017) AEN/EDU (PDF)

SB 1239 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH

  • SB 1239 (February 13, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 1252 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • SB 1252 (February 8, 2017) HRE/ETT (PDF)

SB 1292 RELATING TO THE HILO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DISTRICT

  • SB 1292 (February 10, 2017) ETT/WTL (PDF)

SB 1294 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

  • SB 1294 (February 9, 2017) HWN/HRE (PDF)

SB 1313 RELATING TO HAWAIʻI FOOD RESILIENCY

  • SB 1313 (February 13, 2017) AEN (PDF)

SB 1315 RELATING TO HEALTH

  • SB 1315 (February 14, 2017) HWN/CPH (PDF)

SB 1317 RELATING TO THE ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE MEDIA

  • SB 1317 (February 9, 2017) HRE (PDF)

Governor’s Messages

GM 597 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiʻi Medical Education Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, CHRISTOPHER FLANDERS, for a term to expire 06-30-2019

  • GM 597 (March 30, 2018) HRE (PDF)

GM 598 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiʻi Medical Education Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, MARK MUGIISHI, for a term to expire 06-30-2019

  • GM 598 (April 6, 2018) HRE (PDF)

GM 613 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Western Interstate Commission For Higher Education, Gubernatorial Nominee, CAROL LEE, for a term to expire 06-30-2020

  • GM 613 (April 4, 2018) HRE (PDF)

GM 722 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiʻi Medical Education Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, ALLEN HIXON, for a term to expire 06-30-2021

  • GM 722 (April 18, 2018) HRE (PDF)

JC 6 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the District Court of the First Circuit, Judicial Nominee, DAROLYN LENDIO HEIM, for a term to expire in 6 years

  • JC 6 (April 5, 2018) JDL (PDF)

Senate Resolutions

SCR 15 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER ON AGING TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS CURRENT ELDER AND KUPUNA CARE SERVICES AND THE ANTICIPATED DEMAND FOR THOSE SERVICES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THOSE SERVICES AND MEET ANTICIPATED DEMAND

  • SCR 15 (March 28, 2017) HRE/HMS (PDF)

SCR 112 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING RATES IN THE STATE

  • SCR 112 (March 28, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SCR 121 URGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HAWAII GREEN FUELS INITIATIVE TO COINCIDE WITH INCREASED LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION

  • SCR 121 (March 29, 2017) AEN/TRE (PDF)
  • SCR 121 (April 4, 2017) WAM (PDF)
  • SCR 121 (April 13, 2017) EEP (PDF)

SCR 133 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ESTABLISH AND CONVENE A MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE AND PROPOSE LEGISLATION

  • SCR 133 (March 28, 2017) CPH (PDF)

SCR 138/SR 59 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO DEVELOP PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTS FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS AND LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS TO EARN TEACHING DEGREES AND BECOME FULL-TIME CERTIFIED TEACHERS

SCR 139/SR 60 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO ADOPT A BUDGET MODEL THAT ALLOCATES RESOURCES ACCORDING TO A TRANSPARENT AND EQUITABLE FORMULA

SCR 146/SR 68 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PHILIPPINES-HAWAII TOURISM COLLEGE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM COMPACT

SCR 157 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO COLLABORATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF VACCINES TO PREVENT IT

  • SCR 157 (March 28, 2017) EDU/HRE (PDF)

SCR 160 REQUESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE LEGISLATURE ON POSSIBLE TECHNIQUES TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOS FROM HAWAII

  • SCR 160 (March 23, 2017) HRE/AEN (PDF)

SCR 162 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN HAWAII AND TO PARTNER WITH DEBATE ORGANIZATIONS IN ORGANIZING EVENTS FOR STUDENTS TO DEBATE ON CURRENT ISSUES AFFECTING HAWAII AND THE NATION

  • SCR 162 (March 28, 2017) EDU/HRE (PDF)
  • SCR 162 (April 20, 2017) HED (PDF)

SCR 168/SR 82 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A STATE PLAN FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCR 170/SR 84 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CREATE A PLAN TO DEVELOP THE WEST OAHU CREATIVE LAB AND TO RELOCATE THE HAWAII FILM STUDIO TO WEST OAHU AND URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO APPROVE A CERTAIN TRANSFER OF LAND

SCR 175/SR 89 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO EXAMINE THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE UNIVERSITY’S ONLINE PROGRAMS WITH A VIEW TOWARD INCREASING ITS ONLINE ACCREDITED COURSES AND DEGREE PROGRAMS

Special Session 1

SB 2 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

  • SB 2 (August 28, 2017) LBR/WAM (PDF)
  • SB 2 (August 30, 2017) LAB/FIN (PDF)

SB 3 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

  • SB 3 (August 28, 2017) LBR/WAM (PDF)
  • SB 3 (August 30, 2017) LAB/FIN (PDF)

GM 17 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiʻi Medical Education Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, SHARON VITOUSEK, for a term to expire 06-30-2021

  • GM 17 (August 30, 2017) HRE (PDF)

GM 34 Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Gubernatorial Nominee, COLLEEN SATHRE, for a term to expire 06-30-2021

  • GM 34 (August 30, 2017) HRE (PDF)
Last modified: August 30, 2017
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