2024 Legislative Bills

Please keep this page bookmarked as we will post the bills that we are following this legislative session.  We will keep you up to date on hearings and the status of the bills.


Click here to view our final Measure Tracking Report for the 2024 session. (Updated May 10, 2024 4:22AM)

To see a list other education bills that passed or failed this year, click on the links below.


Aligning with Hui for Excellence in Education, our priorities are:

  • legislation that addresses increased funding for out-of school time, which aligns with the K-12 schools
  • legislation that expands access to quality early learning opportunities for more children
  • legislation that addresses the social emotional learning of students
  • legislation that promotes effective processes for repair and maintenance of DOE facilities as well as improves transparency and accountability of DOE’s facilities branch and the School Facilities Agency

We are in support of Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network’s policy agenda which cover the following issues:

  • Education Security and Equity for Children
  • Pre-K to 12 Education
  • Health and Wellness for Children
  • Child Safety and Welfare

We will also be following the Keiki Caucus’ five legislative priorities:

  • House Bill 1775 would require the state Department of Education to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in department schools starting in 2024-2025.
  • HB 1776 would increase the applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that can be claimed for the household and dependent care services tax credit for five years.
  • HB 1777 would allow dental hygienists under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist to perform preventive dental sealant screenings and apply dental sealants on certain individuals in a school-based oral-health program.
  • HB 1778 would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products and mislabeled e-liquid products that contain nicotine and repeal language making the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic smoking devices a statewide concern and preempting county ordinances and regulations.
  • HB 1779 would create a three-year summer tuition pilot program to provide funding to University of Hawaii community colleges to offset the costs aligning the resident tuition rates for the summer semester with the resident tuition rates for the spring and fall semesters.

Additionally, while participating in and supporting the Broadband Hui, we are working towards digital equity and digital advancement to give all of us opportunities for economic and personal growth and satisfaction.


  • Hawai‘i State Legislature website – The Hawai‘i State Legislature’s website is a great resource, helping the public easily access information, track bills, and deliver testimony.
  • LegiScan – LegiScan is a national data service that provides real-time legislative tracking service. It is able to monitor every bill in the 50 states and Congress. The following link takes you directly to the Hawai‘i Legislative Dataset. https://legiscan.com/HI/datasets