Legislative Bill Tracker

Below is a list of key legislation that the Hawaii State AFL-CIO supports or opposes. We encourage you to consider submitting testimony to align with our stance.

Bill #Companion BillStanceTitleDescription
GM529NoneSupportHawaiʻi Labor Relations Board.Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiʻi Labor Relations Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, STACY MONIZ, for a term to expire 06-30-2029.
GM530NoneSupportHawai’i Workforce Development Council.Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawai’i Workforce Development Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, MICHAEL ANDERSON JR., for a term to expire 06-30-2027.
GM531NoneSupportHawai’i Workforce Development Council.Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hawai’i Workforce Development Council, Gubernatorial Nominee, TUIA’ANA SCANLAN, for a term to expire 06-30-2027.
HB1378SB1580SupportRelating To Labor Standards At Health Care Facilities.Establish certain minimum staff-to-patient ratios for hospitals, care homes, and dialysis facilities. Requires hospitals to create hospital staffing committees and staffing plans. Establishes certain meal break, rest break, and overtime provisions applicable to health care personnel at hospitals, care homes, and dialysis facilities. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for implementation and enforcement.
HB1525NoneSupportRelating To Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Incentives.Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the continued administration of the Hawaiʻi healthy food incentive program and to provide matching funds to beneficiaries who participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
HB1588SB2187SupportRelating To The Labor Education Advisory Council.Specifies that the Labor Education Advisory Council shall be advisory to the President of the University of Hawaii on all activities and programs of the Center for Labor Education and Research. Requires written responses addressing the Council’s advice and adoption of resolutions by the President and Chancellor of the University of Hawaii, West Oahu campus.
HB1605SB2138OpposeRelating To Elections.Requires that each vote cast for a question on a ballot for the ratification of a constitutional amendment be counted in the negative only if the ballot properly indicates that the vote is in the negative.
HB1651NoneSupportRelating to the Safety of Education Workers.Requires the Department of Education and public charter schools to take certain steps to report incidents of harassment and implement procedures for handling harassment of educational workers. Creates the offense of harassment of an educational worker. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
HB1662SB2660SupportRelating To A Child Tax CreditEstablishes a refundable child tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024.
HB1766SB2396SupportRelating To Elections.Prohibits the distribution of electioneering communications before an election that a person knows or should have known are deceptive and fraudulent deepfakes of a candidate or party.
HB1785SB2188SupportRelating To Unemployment Benefits.Allows striking workers to be eligible for unemployment benefits.
HB1804NoneOpposeRelating To Tax Credit.Requires that income tax credits established or renewed after 12/31/2024 include a five-year sunset or an annual one-third reduction, beginning with the sixth year of the credit.
HB2080SB2884SupportProposing An Amendment To Article 1, Section 23, Of The Hawaii Constitution Relating To Marriage.Proposes a constitutional amendment to ensure that the basis to marriage shall not be denied or abridged on the basis of race or sex.
HB2245SB2879OpposeRelating To Technology.Establishes and appropriates funds for an artificial intelligence government services pilot program to provide certain government services to the public through an internet portal that uses artificial intelligence technologies.
HB2283SB2186SupportRelating To Health Care Workers.Establishes heightened penalties for the assault and terroristic threatening of health care workers. Clarifies the definition of “terroristic threatening” to include the methods of contact.
HB2320SB2686SupportRelating To The Disclosure Of Personal Information Of Certain Public Servants.Exempts certain personal information of public servants from government records that are subject to disclosure under the State’s Uniform Information Practices Act. Establishes within the State’s Address Confidentiality Program protection for public servants that prohibits upon written request from the public servant or representative any person or organization from disclosing certain personal information. Establishes the offense of unlawful publication of personal information that prohibits any person or organization from knowingly disclosing protected personal information of public officials with the intent to cause reputational harm, emotional injury, or bodily injury. Takes effect 9/1/2024.
HB2360SB3049SupportRelating To The Film Industry.Establishes a Hawai`i Film Advisory Council within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Provides exemption for certified development of film studio facilities from taxes imposed under chapter 237, HRS. Amends the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit allowed under section 235-17, HRS, to (1) clarify and amend the requirement for an independent third-party certification, (2) increase the annual credit cap to $60,000,000 from $50,000,000, (3) extend the sunset date to January 1, 2039, and (4) expand the definition of “qualified production” to include streaming platforms. Establishes, exempt from chapter 76, and appropriates funds for the film industry liaison position.
HB2771NoneSupportRelating To Food Security.Appropriates funds for the continued administration of the Hawaiʻi healthy food incentive program and to provide matching funds to beneficiaries who participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)
HB2802NoneSupportProposing An Amendment To Article 1, Section 23, Of The Hawaii Constitution Relating To MarriageProposes a constitutional amendment to remove the legislature’s authority to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples.
SB560NoneOpposeRelating To Labor.Transfers the Workforce Development Division from being directly part of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to the Workforce Development Council, an entity that is administratively attached to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
SB1580HB1378SupportRelating To Labor Standards At Health Care Facilities.Establish certain minimum staff-to-patient ratios for hospitals, care homes, and dialysis facilities. Requires hospitals to create hospital staffing committees and staffing plans. Establishes certain meal break, rest break, and overtime provisions applicable to health care personnel at hospitals, care homes, and dialysis facilities. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for implementation and enforcement.
SB2138HB1605OpposeRelating To Elections.Requires that each vote cast for a question on a ballot for the ratification of a constitutional amendment be counted in the negative only if the ballot properly indicates that the vote is in the negative.
SB2186HB2283SupportRelating To Health Care Workers.Establishes heightened penalties for the assault and terroristic threatening of health care workers. Clarifies the definition of “terroristic threatening” to include the methods of contact.
SB2187HB1588SupportRelating To The Labor Education Advisory Council.Specifies that the Labor Education Advisory Council shall be advisory to the President of the University of Hawaii on all activities and programs of the Center for Labor Education and Research. Requires written responses addressing the Council’s advice and adoption of resolutions by the President and Chancellor of the University of Hawaii, West Oahu campus.
SB2188HB1785SupportRelating To Unemployment Benefits.Allows striking workers to be eligible for unemployment benefits.
SB2396HB1766SupportRelating To Elections.Prohibits the distribution of electioneering communications before an election that a person knows or should have known are deceptive and fraudulent deepfakes of a candidate or party.
SB2421NoneSupportRelating To Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Incentives.Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the continued administration of the Hawaiʻi Healthy Food Incentive Program and to provide matching funds to beneficiaries who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded.
SB2660HB1662SupportRelating To A Child Tax CreditEstablishes a refundable child tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024.
SB2663NoneSupportRelating To Unemployment Benefits.Authorizes employees who are not working due to a strike, lockout, or other labor dispute to receive unemployment benefits if the Hawaii Labor Relations Board determines that the employer has not made or is failing to make reasonable, timely, and good faith efforts to negotiate.
SB2686HB2320SupportRelating To The Disclosure Of Personal Information Of Certain Public Servants.Exempts certain personal information of public servants from government records that are subject to disclosure under the State’s Uniform Information Practices Act. Establishes within the State’s Address Confidentiality Program protection for public servants that prohibits upon written request from the public servant or representative any person or organization from disclosing certain personal information. Establishes the offense of unlawful publication of personal information that prohibits any person or organization from knowingly disclosing protected personal information of public officials with the intent to cause reputational harm, emotional injury, or bodily injury. Takes effect 9/1/2024.
SB2687NoneSupportRelating To Elections.Prohibits a person from distributing, or entering into an agreement with another person to distribute, materially deceptive media unless the media contains a disclaimer. Establishes remedies for parties injured by the distribution of materially deceptive media. Establishes criminal penalties for distributing materially deceptive media. Defines “materially deceptive media”.
SB2715NoneSupportRelating To Unfair Labor Practices.Makes it unlawful for an employer to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize or threaten any adverse employment action against an employee because the employee declines to attend or participate in an employer-sponsored meeting that communicates the opinion of the employer about political matters, or declines to receive or listen to a communication from the employer that communicates the opinion of the employer about political matters.
SB2716NoneSupportRelating To Collective Bargaining.Allows retirement benefits to be negotiated during collective bargaining negotiations.
SB2802NoneSupportRelating To The Hawaii Healthy Food Incentive Program.Declares that the general fund expenditure is exceeded. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to increase the benefits of the Hawaiʻi healthy food incentive program to a wider portion of the State’s population and the provision of matching federal funds to the Hawaiʻi Healthy Food Incentive Program.
SB2879HB2245OpposeRelating To Technology.Establishes and appropriates funds for an artificial intelligence government services pilot program to provide certain government services to the public through an internet portal that uses artificial intelligence technologies.
SB2884HB2080SupportProposing An Amendment To Article 1, Section 23, Of The Hawaii Constitution Relating To Marriage.Proposes a constitutional amendment to ensure that the basis to marriage shall not be denied or abridged on the basis of race or sex.
SB2941NoneSupportRelating To Unemployment Benefits Rights.Establishes provisions for unemployment benefit rights when claimants are unemployed due to a strike or industrial controversy.
SB2942NoneSupportRelating To The Employment Of a Minor.Allows minors under the age of sixteen to work in theatrical employment provided that the employer procures a valid certificate of employment, and the minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or a certain responsible adult. Requires a nurse certified in basic life support to accompany, supervise, and advocate on behalf of an infant on set who is under the age one. Requires a studio teacher to accompany, teach, and attend to the well-being of minors who have attained the age of five years and are required to but have been excused from attending school. Defines “nurse” and “studio teacher”.
SB3049HB2360SupportRelating To The Film Industry.Establishes a Hawai`i Film Advisory Council within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Provides exemption for certified development of film studio facilities from taxes imposed under chapter 237, HRS. Amends the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Income Tax Credit allowed under section 235-17, HRS, to (1) clarify and amend the requirement for an independent third-party certification, (2) increase the annual credit cap to $60,000,000 from $50,000,000, (3) extend the sunset date to January 1, 2039, and (4) expand the definition of “qualified production” to include streaming platforms. Establishes, exempt from chapter 76, and appropriates funds for the film industry liaison position.
SB3265NoneSupportRelating To Film Industry Development.Establishes the Hawaii Film Advisory Council. Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit to increase the annual cap to $60,000,000; extend the sunset date of the tax credit to January 1, 2039; clarify and amend the requirement for an independent third-party certification; and expand the definition of “qualified production” to include streaming platforms. Provides a tax exemption for certified development of film studio facilities. Establishes one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) film industry development liaison within the Creative Industries Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation.