Rep. Ward Addresses HCR122 – Taxation; Sales Tax

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPOSING A SALES TAX ON NON-ESSENTIAL FOOD ITEMS.
Report Title: Taxation; Sales Tax on Non-Essential Food Items

4/12/2013 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1649), recommending adoption.
4/12/2013 H Adopted with Fale, Kawakami voting aye with reservations; Cullen, McKelvey, Ward voting no (3) and Har, McDermott, Oshiro, Tokioka excused (4).
4/12/2013 H Transmitted to Senate.

photo ward HCR122Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HR88 and HCR117 – Micronesia; Palau; Marshall Islands

HR88 – URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO INCLUDE RESIDENT CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES AS “QUALIFIED ALIENS” UNDER THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR UNIQUE HISTORIC AND ONGOING SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Report Title: Micronesia; Palau; Marshall Islands; Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
4/12/2013 H Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1636) as amended in HD 1, recommending adoption.
4/12/2013 H Adopted as amended in HD 1 with Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Har, McDermott, Oshiro, Tokioka excused (4).
4/12/2013 H Resolution adopted in final form.

HCR117- URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO INCLUDE RESIDENT CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES AS “QUALIFIED ALIENS” UNDER THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR UNIQUE HISTORIC AND ONGOING SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Report Title: Micronesia; Palau; Marshall Islands; Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
4/12/2013 H Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1637) as amended in HD 1, recommending adoption.
4/12/2013 H Adopted as amended in HD 1 with Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Har, McDermott, Oshiro, Tokioka excused (4).
4/12/2013 H Transmitted to Senate.

ward HSC 117 88 photoContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV