Rep. Barbara Marumoto, a Republican, says her Democratic colleagues at the Hawaii Legislature have taken her ideas and put them into their own bills.
They include measures on brown tree snake prevention, All-Terrain Vehicle safety, re-starting a dog detection program for ag inspection and deterring irresponsible landowners from keeping neglected properties.
Marumoto’s bills are going nowhere; all of the Dem measures are alive.
“I am not in the bill passing business,” says Marumoto. “I am in the idea-launching industry!”