Legiscan.com Updates

Curious about what legislation has been proposed regarding sea level rise and climate change? See these links to updates available through Legiscan.com.


  • HI SB2295
    Requires the Department of Transportation to plan for sea level rise in all future or amended transportation projects. Requires all Department of Transportation highway, harbor, and airport projects to conform to certain carbon concrete standards except in certain circumstances. Takes effect 7/1/2022. (CD1) 2022/05/06 Enrolled to Governor. Read more »
  • HI HB2466
    Exempts the gross proceeds or income received from the sale of any product resulting from the cultivation and production of unprocessed taro from the general excise tax. Repeals 6/30/2027. (CD1) 2022/05/05 Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 826). Read more »
  • HI HB1436
    Expands the authority of the counties to transfer development rights to address areas at risk of sea level rise, coastal erosion, storm surge, or flooding associated with climate change. (CD1) 2022/05/04 Transmitted to Governor. Read more »
  • HI HB1672
    Expands the purpose and rationale for which counties may create special improvement districts to include environmental research, restoration, and maintenance; natural resource management; and natural hazard mitigation to improve environmental conditions and provide community benefits. Effective 7/1/2022. (SD2) 2022/04/21 Transmitted to Governor. Read more »
  • HI SB2963
    Requires and establishes deadlines for state facilities, except smaller facilities, to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Directs the Hawaii State Energy Office to collect utility bill and energy usage data for state-owned buildings and to make the data publicly available. Beginning 7/1/2023, where feasible and cost-effective, requires the design of… Read more »
  • HI SCR174
    Supporting The County Of Hawaii's Efforts To Pursue United States Army Corps Of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program Funding For The Restoration Of Kahaluu Bay In Hawaii Island. 2022/04/19 Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Hashimoto, McKelvey,… Read more »
  • HI SB775
    Establishes the natural resource management special fund and authorizes uses for moneys in the fund. Establishes a natural resource management commission to guide and approve the disbursement of moneys deposited into the fund. Allocates transient accommodations tax revenues to the natural resource management special fund. Allocates transient accommodations tax revenues… Read more »
  • HI SR167
    Supporting The County Of Hawaii's Efforts To Pursue United States Army Corps Of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program Funding For The Restoration Of Kahaluu Bay In Hawaii Island. 2022/04/04 Report and Resolution Adopted. Read more »
  • HI SCR175
    Requesting The Office Of Planning And Sustainable Development To Formulate And Implement Policies To Mitigate The Impacts Of Rising Sea Levels On The State's Coastline, Including Beaches. 2022/04/01 The committee on WTL deferred the measure. Read more »
  • HI SR168
    Requesting The Office Of Planning And Sustainable Development To Formulate And Implement Policies To Mitigate The Impacts Of Rising Sea Levels On The State's Coastline, Including Beaches. 2022/04/01 The committee on WTL deferred the measure. Read more »
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