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GE Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 3917 Views :: Taxes

Senate Bill 1474 would increase your GE Tax by 0.5%.

Here is a record of how your representatives have voted.  So far only Senators Inouye, Riviere, and L. Thielen have voted against this GE Tax hike. 

This will be updated if any additional votes are held. 

1/28/2019 S Passed First Reading. (Voice Vote)

2/13/2019 S The committee(s) on EDU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in EDU were as follows:

  • 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kidani, Kim, Kanuha; Aye(s)
  • 0 with reservations: none ;
  • 0 No(es): none; and
  • 2 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Fevella.

2/13/2019 S The committee(s) on HRE recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HRE were as follows:

  • 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kim, Kidani, Keith-Agaran; Aye(s)
  • 0 with reservations: none ;
  • 0 No(es): none; and
  • 2 Excused: Senator(s) K. Kahele, Fevella.

2/15/2019 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. (Voice Vote)

3/1/2019 S The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows:

  • 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella;
  • 0 Aye(s) with reservations: none ;
  • 2 No(es): Senator(s) Inouye, Riviere; and
  • 0 Excused: none.

3/5/2019 S Report Adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes,

  • 21; Aye(s)
  • 2 with reservations: Senator(s) J.Keohokalole, Wakai.
  • 3 Noes, (Senator(s) Inouye, Riviere, L. Thielen).
  • 1 Excused, (Senator(s) Harimoto).

Transmitted to House.

3/7/2019 H Pass First Reading (Voice Vote)

3/7/2019 H Referred to LHE, FIN, referral sheet 27

SB1474: Text, Status “Increases the general excise tax and use tax by 0.5%”


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