Ulupono Initiative

Policy

Ulupono Initiative believes transformation can be achieved at a policy level through the support of state and county measures and amendments. We collaborate with likeminded organizations to advocate for policies that will make a meaningful impact in Hawaii.

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Department of Agriculture; Grant; Certification Costs; Special Fund; Appropriation

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Requires the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to farmers to assist them in paying for the costs of compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and state food safety laws. Appropriates funds. (HB453 HD1)

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Department of Agriculture; Qualified Feed Developer Grants; Livestock Revitalization Program; Appropriation ($)

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the feed developer grant program and reimbursements to qualified producers for feed costs. 

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Electric Vehicles; Places of Public Accommodations; Parking Spaces; Department of Transportation; Task Force

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Specifying that places of public accommodation with at least 100 parking spaces available for public use have at least one parking space designated for an electric vehicle per 100 parking spaces, subject to certain conditions. Removing the requirement allowing owners of multiple parking facilities to designate and electrify few parking spaces than required. Establishing notification requirements and fines for noncompliance. Establishing a task force to examine and make recommendations to expand electric vehicle parking spaces in public parking lots. 

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General Obligation Bonds; Seawater Air Conditioning ($)

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for seawater air conditioning facilities for certain state buildings in the Capitol District. 

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Green Infrastructure Loans; Green Infrastructure Bonds; Repeal

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Repeals the Green Infrastructure Loans and Green Infrastructure Bonds programs.    

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Irrigation; General Obligation Bonds; Appropriation

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Authorizes the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to the Waiahole Irrigation System.

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Irrigation; General Obligation Bonds; Appropriation ($)

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to various irrigation systems.

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Taxation; Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax; Fuel Tax; Barrel Tax

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Reallocates barrel tax revenues by increasing the distribution amounts to the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, energy systems development special fund, and agricultural development and food security fund, in lieu of a distribution to the general fund.

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Transit Oriented Development

2017 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Establishes the State Transit Oriented Development Authority. 

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