Mike Buck hosts Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang May 04, 2015 – Audio Only

Mike Buck hosts Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang  May 04, 2015 – Audio Only  Two days before Sine Die of the Legislative session Rep. Fukumoto Chang   discusses key bills.

MIKE BUCK. May 04 2015Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Reps. Pouha and Tupola Perform “Hawaii Aloha” in a Bipartisan Celebration

In the State of Hawaii House of Representatives,  Representatives Feki Pouha and Andria Tupola lead the chamber in the song “Hawaii Aloha”  for Sine Die.  It is a tradition that all Representatives join hands and sing in this bipartisan celebration.

feki and tupolaContact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov or reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov   Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward Addresses HB 553 – UH Graduate Students Collective Bargaining

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Report Title:  Collective Bargaining Units; UH Graduate Students
Description:  Allows part-time and full-time graduate student assistants employed by UH to collectively bargain their wages, hours, and other terms; provided that no collective bargaining agreement shall take effect prior to July 1, 2016. Requires UH and the relevant exclusive representatives to meet and report to the legislature. (HB553 CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD {cdraft} with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Tsuji excused (1).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 699).
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680). 5/6/2015 H Transmitted to Governor.

ward hb 553Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward Addresses SB 1028 – Hawaii Health Connector

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.
Report Title:  Hawaii Health Connector; Appropriation ($)
Description:  Appropriates funds for the operations of the Hawaii health connector. (CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Choy, Cullen, Har, Kong, San Buenaventura, Thielen, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward voting no (9) and Representative(s) Tsuji excused (1).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 699).
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680).

ward 1028Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward addresses HB 1010 – Commuter Benefits

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM.
Report Title:  Commuter Benefits; Counties
Description:  Authorizes the counties to adopt an ordinance requiring employers to offer employees specified commuter benefits options. (HB1010 CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong, McDermott, Thielen, Tupola, Ward voting no (5) and none excused (0).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 699).
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680).
5/6/2015 H Transmitted to Governor.

ward hb1010Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward Addresses SB 359 Energy; Barrel Tax

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
Report Title:  Energy; Barrel Tax; Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax; Environmental Response Revolving Fund
Description:  Applies the state environmental response, energy, and food security tax to fossil fuels other than petroleum products and bases the tax on one million British thermal units. Removes the sunset of the various funds related to the barrel tax. Clarifies the purposes for which the environmental response revolving fund may be used. Provides for the transfer of moneys from the environmental response revolving fund into the general fund. Requires the Director of Health to report to the Legislature information regarding the environmental response revolving fund. (CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Fukumoto Chang, Har, Kawakami, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Say, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward, Yamane voting no (13) and Representative(s) Tsuji excused (1).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 699).
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680).

ward 359Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. McDermott addresses HB 500 State Budget

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
Report Title:  State Budget ($)
Description:  Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 20152016 and 20162017. (HB500 CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) McDermott voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 698).
5/5/2015 H Transmitted to Governor.
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680).

Mcderott HB 500Contact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Hawaii’s Alternative Budget see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GIU_WflQKU

or go to:   https://hawaiialternativebudget.com/