Hawaii state Sen. Clayton Hee told reporters on Saturday that after conferring with the Senate's president and majority leader as well as a staff attorney, he will recommend to Senate Democrats that they pass the bill during their Tuesday floor session.
The Hawaii Senate has 25 members - 24 Democrats and one Republican. An earlier version of the bill easily passed the chamber 20-4 last week before going through a rockier journey in the House.
Senate approval would send the bill to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.