Rep. Cynthia Thielen inspires floor amendment extending existing shield law

ImageRep. Cynthia Thielen (R, Kailua-Kaneohe) seconded a floor amendment to House Bill 622 extending Hawaii’s existing shield law for two years. She had initially anticipated offering an amendment personally to make the existing shield law permanent. In a gesture of collaboration with the coalition, Thielen instead seconded the amendment offered by House leadership.

“We have the best media shield law in the nation,” Rep. Thielen said. “The Senate amendments were a throwback to the pre-Internet age and an attempt to harm new media. This group of media provides such important information to the public and should be protected just like traditional journalists.”

In 2008, Rep. Gene Ward (R, Hawaii Kai-Kalama Valley), former Rep. Blake Oshiro and others co-introduced what became the current shield law, which is set to expire on June 30, 2013.

Ward introduced HB 465 this session to make the existing shield law permanent. Rep. Gregg Takayama (D, Pearl City-Waimalu-Pacific Palisades) is the first primary introducer of HB 622.

Video from the chamber floor:

Rep. Fukumoto addresses SB 1084 – Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment

ROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Report Title: Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. (CD1)

4/30/2013 S Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 21 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Hee, Ihara, Taniguchi, Wakai . 4 No(es): Senator(s) Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Lowen, Morikawa, Woodson, Yamane voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Brower, Cabanilla, Cheape, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, McDermott, McKelvey, Nakashima, Onishi, Takai, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

beth sb 1084-1Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. McDermott addresses SB1084 Part II – Constitutional Amendment

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Report Title: Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. (CD1)

4/30/2013 S Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 21 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Hee, Ihara, Taniguchi, Wakai . 4 No(es): Senator(s) Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Lowen, Morikawa, Woodson, Yamane voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Brower, Cabanilla, Cheape, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, McDermott, McKelvey, Nakashima, Onishi, Takai, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

mc sb 1084-1Contact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from capitol TV

 

Rep. McDermott addresses SB1093 – Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Report Title: Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. (CD1)

4/30/2013 S Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 21 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Hee, Ihara, Taniguchi, Wakai . 4 No(es): Senator(s) Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Lowen, Morikawa, Woodson, Yamane voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Brower, Cabanilla, Cheape, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, McDermott, McKelvey, Nakashima, Onishi, Takai, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

mcdermott sb1093Contact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Fale Part II SB1084 – Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Report Title: Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. (CD1)

4/30/2013 S Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 21 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Hee, Ihara, Taniguchi, Wakai . 4 No(es): Senator(s) Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Lowen, Morikawa, Woodson, Yamane voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Brower, Cabanilla, Cheape, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, McDermott, McKelvey, Nakashima, Onishi, Takai, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

fale sb 1084-2Contact: repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Fale addresses sb 1094 – Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Report Title: Early Childhood Education; Public Funds; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. (CD1)

4/30/2013 S Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 21 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Hee, Ihara, Taniguchi, Wakai . 4 No(es): Senator(s) Baker, Dela Cruz, Espero, Slom. 0 Excused: none.
4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Lowen, Morikawa, Woodson, Yamane voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Brower, Cabanilla, Cheape, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, McDermott, McKelvey, Nakashima, Onishi, Takai, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

fale sb 1084Contact: repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV