Rep. Ward congratulates Kaiser High School Varsity Basketball Team

March 27, 2015

H.R. No. 170
CONGRATULATING THE KAISER HIGH SCHOOL COUGARS BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH BRANDEN KAWAZOE FOR WINNING THE 2015 DIVISION II STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Kaiser # 3 2015Contact: repward@Capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from capitol TV

A Better Day host Senator Sam Slom – The Jones Act

March 26, 2015

Senator Sam Slom introduces Kimberly Kepner-Sybounmy film director and producer of the Jones Act –

The Jones Act is a federal  law enacted as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and requires a vessel be U.S. built, flag, owned, crewed and managed to transport cargo by water between two domestic points.

Hawaii State Senator Sam Slom (R), minority leader and introducer of a Jones Act reform resolution in 2014, said, “Thanks to the work of the Hawaii Shippers Council and others, I feel after 20 years of activity, the public has a better understanding of the cost impact of the Jones Act and our options. We welcome support from the Hawaii Republican Party but reiterate this reform is a non-partisan issue that negatively affects all residents of Hawaii. We welcome future support from political, social and business organizations. We can win this issue.”

Kim and SLom Olelo 2015Contact: senslom@capitol.hawaii.gov or Kimberly Kepner-Sybounmy  at: k.kepner-sybounmy@capitol.hawaii.gov

Jones Act

Jones Act conference with Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico lawmakers. Hawaii: Senator Sam Slom (R); Representative Gene Ward (R); Representative Cindy Evans , Michael N. Hansen, President, Hawaii Shippers Council, and  Cliff Slater, Independent Transportation/Trucking/Railroad Professional

Legislators on the Move host Rep. Cynthia Thielen – NextEra Energy

March 25, 2015

Representative Cynthia Thielen discusses NextEra Energy with Robert Harris, who has joined the Hawaii office of Sunrun, one of the nation’s largest residential solar energy companies.  Harris, an attorney who holds a law degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.

Robert Harris and Thielen 2015Contact:  repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

Reps. Fukumoto CHang, McDermott, Tupola and Ward address SB 979 Office of Youth Services

March 25, 2015

RELATING TO YOUTH.
Report Title:  Office of Youth Services; Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Requires the office of youth services to coordinate a safe places for youth pilot program until 6/30/2021 to establish a network of safe places where youth in crisis can access safety and services. Establishes the position of safe places for youth program coordinator. Allows youth in crisis who are at least 14 but under 18 years of age to consent to services in the safe places program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)  /24/2015 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Tupola, Ward voting no (6) and Representative(s) Har, Ing, Takumi excused (3).

VTS_01_1Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov, reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov or reward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Ward addresses SB 1155 – Film Development and Marketing; Appropriation

March 23, 2015

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.
Report Title:  Hawaii Tourism Authority; Transfer of Authority; Film Development and Marketing; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Assigns to the Hawaii Tourism Authority the responsibilities for film development and marketing. Transfers the Film Industry Branch within the Creative Industries Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and makes conforming amendments. Appropriates funds from the Film Development and Marketing Special Fund to the Hawaii Tourism Authority for implementation of the film development and marketing activities. (SB1155 HD1)
3/20/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on EDB with Representative(s) San Buenaventura, Thielen, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McKelvey voting no (1) and Representative(s) Kawakami, LoPresti, Luke, Saiki excused (4).

wardContact repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from capitol TV

Rep. Ward addresses SB 1280 – Transportation Network Companies

March 23, 2015

Measure Title: RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
Report Title:  Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Motor Vehicle Insurance; Qualifications; Public Utilities Commission; Permit; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Requires the public utilities commission to regulate transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers. Requires drivers to register as business entities with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes insurance requirements and qualifications for persons who operate or serve as drivers for transportation network companies. Appropriates funds to the PUC. (SB1280 HD1)
3/20/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC/JUD with Representative(s) Matsumoto, Pouha, San Buenaventura voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Ing, Thielen, Tupola, Ward voting no (5) and Representative(s) Kawakami, LoPresti, Luke, Saiki excused (4).
3/20/2015 H Bill scheduled to be heard by CPC/JUD on Wednesday, 03-25-15 2:00PM in House conference room 325.

ward-1Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Mike Buck hosts Rep. Fukumoto Chang March 09, 2015 – Audio Only

March 20, 2015

Mike Buck hosts Rep Fukumoto Chang March 09, 2015 – Audio Only
MIKE BUCK Feb 9Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Gene Ward addresses HB 500 Budget

March 19, 2015

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Report Title:  State Budget ($)
Description:  Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2015 2016 and 2016 2017. (HB500 HD1)
3/16/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Oshiro, Pouha, Tupola excused (3).

wardContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from capitol TV

Rep. Bob McDermott addresses HB 500 Budget

March 19, 2015

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Report Title:  State Budget ($)
Description:  Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2015 2016 and 2016 2017. (HB500 HD1

McdermottContact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov
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Rep. Bob McDermott gives the invocation in the Hawaii State House of Representatives

March 17, 2015

Representative Bob McDermott gives the invocation in the Hawaii State House of representatives on March 16, 2015

Rep. McDermott HeadshotContact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Excerpt from Capitol TV


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