Rep. McDermott Addresses SB 1258 – Real Estate Appraisers

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.
Report Title: Real Estate Appraisers; Arbitration Awards; Recordation
Description: Requires real estate appraisers, acting as arbitrators, to record arbitration awards, the records of the awards, if separately issued, and any supplementary, dissenting, or explanatory opinions with the bureau of conveyances within ninety days of the determination of the award and its notification to the parties. Effective 01/01/2112. (HD1)

4/5/2013 H Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Say, Tokioka excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.

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Letter to the Editor – April 05, 2013

http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/letterspremium/20130405_Letters_to_the_Editor.html?id=201556921

 

Mahalo to the Star-Advertiser for recognizing the success of the Democratic-Republican coalition in the state House of Representatives (“Reduce tax burden on small businesses,” Star-Advertiser, Our View, April 2).

This new bipartisan leadership coalition has warded off fears of a tax-and-spend agenda.chamber sitting

Your editorial correctly noted that the bipartisan coalition believes 2009’s temporary increase in the state’s highest income tax rate, originally slated for repeal in 2015, should be repealed a year earlier. This in turn would feed money back into the local economy. The bipartisan coalition also favors shrinking Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s budget by $600 million over two years.

I also appreciate David Shapiro’s acknowledgment of how well things are going in the House (“Souki-led House majority has delivered solid agenda,” Volcanic Ash, March 13).

Our House bipartisan coalition, a first for the Hawaii Legislature, better reflects Hawaii’s people. Instead of bickering and partisanship, we put our heads together and focus on solutions.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen
Assistant minority leader and vice-chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection

Rep. Gene Ward Addresses SB505 – Condominiums

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
Report Title: Condominiums; Condominium Education Trust Fund; Mediation ($)
Description: Adds support for mediation of condominium related disputes as one of the educational purposes supported by the condominium education trust fund. Beginning with the July 1, 2015, biennium registration, imposes an additional annual condominium education trust fund fee dedicated to supporting mediation of condominium related disputes. Specifies the total fee payable into the condominium education trust fund. Requires the real estate commission to make adjustments to the condominium education trust fund to ensure adequate funds are available for mediation of condominium related disputes and any mediation requests are fully accommodated prior to the commencement of the additional annual condominium education trust fund fee. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB505 HD1)

4/4/2013 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Har voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fale, Fukumoto, McDermott, Ward voting no (4) and Representative(s) Cabanilla excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Cynthia Thielen Addresses SB305 – Public Housing Projects

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING.
Report Title: Public Housing Projects; Development
Description: Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to develop public housing projects. Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to develop commercial and industrial properties in connection with the development of public housing dwelling units. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB305 HD1)

4/4/2013 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Fale, Fukumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Thielen, Ward voting no (3) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Reps. Gene Ward and Richard Fale Address SB 1293 – Licensing Requirements

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
Report Title: Contractors; Electrical Work; Licensing Requirements
Description: Requires any sole proprietor electrical contractor, pole and line contractor, high voltage electrical contractor, or electronic systems contractor to possess a trade license to perform electrical work in the State. Exempts employees of a public utility. Effective July 1, 2013. (SB1293 HD1)

4/4/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Cabanilla, Thielen, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fale, McDermott voting no (2) and none excused (0).

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