HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are tackling drones, presidential tax returns and housing shortages as they head into their second full week of the Legislative session.
They’re filling the calendar with legislative hearings after introducing more than 2,900 bills in the past week.
Here are a few bills to keep an eye on:
NO TAX RETURN, NO BALLOT
Frustrated with President Donald Trump’s refusal to release copies of his tax returns, Hawaii lawmakers are proposing multiple bills to make it a state law to reveal tax returns in order to appear on the ballot as a presidential candidate. The Senate Judiciary Committee takes up SB150 Tuesday. The bill says candidates have to provide an income tax return for the most recent taxable year that it was filed. Similar bills have been introduced in the Hawaii House and several other states.