Reps. Ward and Har Address HB 1288 – Order of Succession; Lieutenant Governor

Representatives Gene Ward and Sharon Har – HB 1288

RELATING TO ORDER OF SUCCESSION.
Report Title: Order of Succession; Lieutenant Governor
Description: Clarifies that the successor to the Office of Lieutenant Governor, when the Office of Lieutenant Governor becomes vacant, must be a member of the same political party as the Governor. Clarifies the order of succession if the Lieutenant Governor is temporarily absent from the State or temporarily disabled. (HB1288 HD1)

2/13/2014 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fale, Hanohano, Har, Oshiro voting no (4) and Representative(s) Awana, Cachola, Carroll, Takumi excused (4). Transmitted to Senate. 2/14/2014 S Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 32).

hb 1924Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Advertisements

Rep Thielen Addresses HB 2257 – Board of Education; Superintendent’s Salary

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT’S SALARY.
Report Title: Board of Education; Superintendent’s Salary
Description: Adjusts the salary cap of the Superintendent of Education. Allows the Board of Education to consider altering the Superintendent’s benefits package. Requires the Board to submit a report to the Legislature each time it alters the Superintendent’s salary. (HB2257 HD1)

 

2/13/2014 H Reported from LAB (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 411-14) as amended in HD 1, recommending referral to FIN.
2/13/2014 H Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 1 with Representative(s) Fale, Hanohano, McKelvey, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen voting no (1) and Representative(s) Awana, Cachola, Carroll, Takumi excused (4).

thielenContact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Reps. Mcdermott, Jordan, Fale, Ward, and Oshiro Address Recommittal of HB 1624

Representatives Bob McDermott, Richard Fale, Gene Ward, Jo Jordan and Marcus Oshiro address HB 1624

HB 1624 …This Act shall be known as the Hawaii Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2014. … There will be no net gain for human liberty and equal rights if same—sex couples are permitted to oppress religious dissenters in the same way that those dissenters, when they had the power to do so, oppressed same—sex couples. There is no reason to let either side oppress the other. Same—sex couples should not be denied the right to marry, and the State should not force dissenting religious believers or organizations to recognize or facilitate same—sex marriage.

recom - mcdermittContact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Reps. McDermott, Fale, Ward, Oshiro and Jordon and Address -Religious Freedom Restoration Act;

Representatives Bob McDermott, Richard Fale, Gene Ward, Jo Jordan and Marcus Oshiro address HB 1624

RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS. HB 1624
Report Title: Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Established
Description: Provides that government should not substantially burden religious exercise without compelling justification; applies the compelling interest test to balance religious liberty and competing government interest.

This Act shall be known as the Hawaii Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2014.
The legislature finds that, while same sex marriage is a great advancement for human liberty, this change could have serious implications if steps are not taken to protect the
liberties and equal rights of those religious organizations and believers who cannot conscientiously recognize or facilitate same-sex civil marriages.

recom - mcdermittContact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV