Rep Thielen questions HECO’s CFO regarding HB 992 – Revenue Bonds

Rep. Cynthia Thielen questions Tayne S. Y. Sekimura, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer HECO, Financial Vice President HELCO and MECO

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.
Report Title:  SPRB; Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Utilities; HECO ($)
Description:  Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.
Companion:  SB1214
Package: None
Current Referral:  EEP, FIN
Introducer(s): LUKE

The committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, Cullen, Evans, Nishimoto, Say, Yamane; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Thielen; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ing, Pouha.

headshot dec 2011Contact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from Capitol TV Committee hearing EEP on Tuesday, 02-17-15 8:30AM in House conference room 325.

Rep. Gene Ward Address HB 837 – Ivory; Rhinoceros Horn; Conservation

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ANIMALS.
Report Title:  Ivory; Rhinoceros Horn; Conservation
Description:  Prohibits ivory and rhinoceros horn sales and trade within the State, to be enforced by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Establishes penalties. (HB837 HD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral:  WAL, JUD
Introducer(s): RHOADS, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, KAWAKAMI, C. LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, SAIKI, SAY, TSUJI, Keohokalole, Kong, Matsumoto, Ohno

/17/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Oshiro excused (1).

wardContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Andria Tupola addresses HB 543 – relating to UH of Hawaii

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Report Title:  Auditor; University of Hawaii; Faculty Workload
Description:  Requires the auditor to audit the University of Hawaii’s management of faculty workload one year prior to the expiration of UHPA agreements. Requires the auditor to conduct an audit of the University of Hawaii’s management of faculty workload and report to the 2016 legislature.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral:  HED, FIN
Introducer(s): CHOY, ICHIYAMA, SAY, LoPresti

2/17/2015 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Tupola voting no (1) and Representative(s) Oshiro excused (1).

Andria with OceanContact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Mcdermott addresses HB 451 – Affirmative Consent; University of Hawaii

RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.
Report Title:  Affirmative Consent; University of Hawaii System
Description:  Requires the University of Hawaii to establish and enforce an affirmative consent standard for all policies and protocols relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as a condition of receiving state funds. (HB451 HD1)
Companion:
Package: Women’s Legislative Caucus
Current Referral:  HED, JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HAR, ICHIYAMA, JORDAN, LOWEN, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, THIELEN

2/13/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) McDermott voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Takumi excused (1).

mcdermott  hb451Contact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

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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

Ward McDermott

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