Representatives Thielen, Ward and Ching Address HB 2047- Identity Theft; Personal Information

Representatives Thielen, Ward and Ching Address Stand. Comm. Rep. No. 686-12 H.B. No. 2047, H.D. 1RELATING TO INFORMATION PROTECTION.(Identity Theft; Personal Information) AS AMENDED, PASS SECOND READING, PLACE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THIRD READING

Requires that businesses implement, by January 1, 2014, a comprehensive, written policy and procedure to prevent identity theft, and designate an employee to be responsible for protecting personal information. The bill would apply to all businesses that maintain personal information, regardless of size. Every business covered by the bill must train all employees in the implementation of the policy and procedure; employees must sign a form acknowledging receipt of training and a copy of the form is to be kept in the employee’s file. This bill places a huge cost burden on small businesses. It also makes them vulnerable to fines and penalties for violations that only in hindsight could have been prevented. The bill creates an unrealistic and unachievable standard. For example, it mandates training of all of a business’ employees, when not all employees would realistically have access to sensitive information. This bill is unnecessary. Existing state and federal laws already protect consumers.


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Reps. Thielen Addresses HB 1969 Construction Contracts

H.B. No. 1969, H.D. 1 RELATING TO CONTRACTS. (Construction Contracts; Subcontractors and Materialmen; Payments) PASS THIRD READING

The purpose of the bill is to shorten the time by which subcontractors and materialmen are to receive progress and final payments from contractors on government and private construction projects. The bill also establishes interest penalties for contractors who fail to make payments to subcontractors within a specified period of time. Supporters: Ironworkers Stabilization Fund, Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council, American Federation of Labor — Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO). Opponents: Contractors License Board; C&C of Honolulu, Dept of Design and Construction; Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii; General Contractors Association of HI.



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The 2012 Annual Liliha-Nuuanu Candlelight Tour by Rep. Corinne Ching

Representative Corinne Ching, Founder of the first ever Heritage Caucus in Hawaii, is pleased to present this special guided tour by bus of the historic consulates and cultural sites in the 27th district.
According to Representative Ching, “The tour features the best of this historic corridor which includes a variety of Hawaii’s multicultural past as well as distinctive historic architecture unique to the district and a chance to meet with community organizations.”

Those who sign up for this Annual complimentary tour of District 27 will be gifted with a Chieftess Liliha tote bag, Heritage calendar and bookmark, information on the district as well as its proposition as a National Heritage Area.
In addition to the historic overview of the homes and architectural delights, light refreshments will be served.
The Annual Liliha-Nuuanu Candlelight Tour runs from5-8p.m. and is brought to public by Representative Ching with assistance from the participating organization, including the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the Japanese Consulate, the Korean Consulate, the Philippine Consulate, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Hawaii Baptist Academy. This is a complimentary event.