Archive for April, 2013

Mike Buck talks to Rep. Johanson – April 29, 2013 – Audio File

April 30, 2013

Minority Leader Aaron Ling Johanson talks with Mike Buck about bills for final reading, early education and what might pass. Tune in Monday mornings during the 7 o’clock hour to hear Rep. Johanson on 690 AM. Call in to: 808-296-5467.

mike and aaronContact: repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Cynthia Thielen inspires floor amendment extending existing shield law

April 30, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

Sash and crown, corsage and memories

April 29, 2013

King and queen and rep cheape

Chelsea Ferrick, 17, of Mili­lani High and Adam Gala­rio, 18, of Nana­kuli High were crowned queen and king by state Rep. Lauren Cheape, center, Miss Hawaii 2011.

 

…Galario watched as Kailua senior Kekoa Tato, glasses fogged, demonstrated the finer points of the robot.

He watched as Tyler Siekman, a sophomore from Lei­le­hua, danced hand in hand with Miss Hawaii Lauren Cheape, also a state legislator, and as Mili­lani senior Jenna Fuku­naga hurried back to the dance floor after a quick hug from mom Lurline.Rep Cheape special-prom dancing

Freshman classmate D’Marcus Ottley finally ventured from the edge of the stage and let his feet find the rhythm in his slick white patent leather shoes.

It was, Galario’s smile seemed to say, a heck of a night to be king.

Tyler Siekman, 16, of Lei­le­hua High School danced with state Rep. Lauren Cheape.

Full Article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20130429__Sash_and_crown_corsage_and_memories.html?id=205190621

Better Government with Reps. Ward and McDermott – April 2013

April 27, 2013

Representatives Gene Ward and Bob McDermott address the process of finalizing the 2013 session bills.

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Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov or repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Fale and Grant Okamoto Heroes from the House

April 26, 2013

Comments from the Chamber Floor by Rep. Ichiyama and Rep. Fale:

Grant Okamoto, a reservist District Chief for the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) http://www1.honolulu.gov/dem/cert.htm, who also works at the House of Representatives for the Sgt-at-Arms, helped Rep. Fale in response needs during heavy rains that caused flooding on Windward Oahu.

KITV reported that – State representative helps many during stormy weather — Video
State representative Richard Fale says he reacted on instincts and helped get most of the stranded motorists to safety including a woman who had climbed onto the hood of her car.

http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/State-representative-helps-many-during-stormy-weather/-/8905354/19903458/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/x9pieqz/-/index.html

From KITV… “On his drive from Hau’ula to town, Fale stopped at the flooded Waikane Bridge. He says three cars were stranded and the flood water was quickly rising.”
Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/lawmaker-becomes-good-samaritan-in-flood-rescue/-/8905354/19902530/-/xbck6l/-/index.html#ixzz2Rbh7R24k

Rep. Fale and Grant OkamotoContact: repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Left to Right: Representative Richard Lee Fale and Grant Okamoto, a reservist District Chief for the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), who works at the House of Representatives for the Sgt-at-Arms.