Rep. Pouha addresses SB 144 Jury Trials

Measure Title: RELATING TO JURY TRIAL.
Report Title:  Suits at Common Law; Jury Trials; Value in Controversy
Description:  Increases the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law from $5,000 to $10,000. (SB144 HD1)  4/14/2015 H Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Matsumoto, Pouha, Tupola voting no (4) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate

POUHA SB 144Contact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov  Except from Capitol TV

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Rep. Ward addresses SB 1032 Tobacco Regulation

Measure Title: RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
Report Title:  Tobacco Regulation; License Fee; Retail Tobacco Permit; Cigarettes; Tobacco Products
Description:  Expands the definition of “tobacco products” to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. (SB1032 HD2)
/14/2015 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Creagan, DeCoite, Jordan, Kawakami, Keohokalole, Pouha, San Buenaventura, Tupola, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong, McDermott voting no (2) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

SB 1032 WARDContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from capitol TV

Rep. Pouha addresses SB 737 – Check Cashing

Measure Title: RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Report Title:  Check Cashing; Deferred Deposit Agreements; Fees; Annual Percentage Rate
Description:  Creates standards, including authorization for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules, for check cashing businesses, including requirements for registration, surety, recordkeeping, examinations, and confidentiality. Sets new penalties for check cashing businesses that violate the established standards. (SB737 HD2)
Companion:  HB744  4/14/2015 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) DeCoite, Har, Kawakami, Keohokalole, LoPresti, Lowen, Matsumoto, Oshiro, Pouha, Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Tokioka, Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

Pouhahttps://www.youtube.comContact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward addresses SB 737 – Check Cashing

Measure Title: RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
Report Title:  Check Cashing; Deferred Deposit Agreements; Fees; Annual Percentage Rate
Description:  Creates standards, including authorization for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules, for check cashing businesses, including requirements for registration, surety, recordkeeping, examinations, and confidentiality. Sets new penalties for check cashing businesses that violate the established standards. (SB737 HD2)
Companion:  HB744

1644 wardContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol.TV

Rep. Ward addresses SB 661 Unmanned Aerial Systems

Measure Title: RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES.
Report Title:  Public Safety; Unmanned Aerial Systems; Test Site; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Establishes the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer position to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates funds to staff and operate Hawaii’s unmanned aerial systems test site activities. (SB661 HD1)  4/14/2015 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

WARD SB 661Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov   Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Tupola addresses SB 1122 – Wage and Hour Law

Measure Title: RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS LAW.
Report Title:  Public Works Law; Complaints; Investigations; Filing; Claim
Description:  Requires laborers and mechanics working on public works to file complaints within three years of the date the payment was due and ensure confidentiality of the complainant. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)
Companion:  HB952

Tupola sb1122Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov
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Rep. Tupola addresses SB 1324 – Divorce

Measure Title: RELATING TO DIVORCE.
Report Title:  Employees’ Retirement System Benefits; Direct Payment to Former Spouse; Divorce ($)
Description:  Provides statutory authority for the ERS Administrator to make direct payment of benefits to a former spouse of a member pursuant to valid court judgment, order, or decree for divorce. Allows for the ERS Administrator to assess a ten per cent administrative fee. (SB1324 HD1)

Tupola sb 1324Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV