Reps Tupola and McDermott address Teacher Tenure HB 1349

Measure Title: RELATING TO TEACHER TENURE.
Report Title:  Teacher Tenure; Department of Education
Description:  Sets probationary period of specified licensed charter school teachers according to policies and practices as determined by DOE, BOE, and collective bargaining agreements.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral:  LAB, EDN, FIN
Introducer(s): TAKUMI

2/10/2015 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on EDN with Representative(s) Pouha, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Tupola voting no (2) and none excused (0).

Andria with OceanContact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov  repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Reps. McDermott, Ward and Tupola addresses pesticides licensing HB 504

Measure Title: RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
Report Title:  Pesticides; Licensing; Fees; Pesticide Use Revolving Fund; Appropriations ($)
Description:  Increases the pesticide licensing fee. Amends authorized uses for the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Requires memorandum of understanding between the Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources regarding the expenditure of funds from the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Establishes an environmental toxicologist position and pesticide extension specialist. Appropriates funds from the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Removes sunset date for Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010. (HB504 HD1)
Companion:  SB734
Package: None
Current Referral:  AGR, HED, FIN
Introducer(s): TSUJI, AQUINO, BROWER, CHOY, EVANS, HASHEM, ITO, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, ONISHI, OSHIRO, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMASHITA, Cachola, San Buenaventura

2/10/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on HED with Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Matsumoto, Pouha, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and none excused (0).

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

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Rep Thielen addresses HB 849 Relating to agriculture

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Report Title:  Right to Farm; Counties
Description:  Amends Hawaii’s Right to Farm Act to ensure that counties cannot enact laws, ordinances, or resolutions to limit the rights of farmers and ranchers to engage in agricultural practices.
Companion:  SB986
Package: None
Current Referral:  AGR, JUD
Introducer(s): ONISHI, AQUINO, BELATTI, CHOY, CULLEN, HAR, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ITO, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MCDERMOTT, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OSHIRO, POUHA, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAYAMA, THIELEN, TSUJI, TUPOLA, WARD, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA, Brower, Cachola, Evans, Fukumoto Chang, Kong, McKelvey, Morikawa, Ohno, Souki

/12/2015 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Jordan, Keohokalole, Oshiro, San Buenaventura, Tupola voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Creagan, Ing, Kawakami, LoPresti, Lowen, Matsumoto, McKelvey, Thielen voting no (8) and Representative(s) C. Lee excused (1).

ThielenContact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Reps. McDermott and Tupola address HB 395 – Relating to Youth

Measure Title: RELATING TO YOUTH.
Report Title:  Office of Youth Services; Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Requires the office of youth services to coordinate a five-year safe places for youth pilot program to establish a network of safe places where youth in crisis can access safety and services. Establishes the position of safe places for youth program coordinator. Allows youth in crisis under 18 years of age to consent to services in the safe places program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. (HB395 HD1)
Companion:
Package: Keiki Caucus
Current Referral:  HUS, FIN
Introducer(s): MIZUNO, THIELEN

2/12/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Matsumoto, Pouha, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Tupola voting no (2) and Representative(s) C. Lee excused (1).

mcdermott-1Contact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov
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