Rep. Richard Fale Addresses HB 2533 – Funding for Election

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
Report Title: Campaign Spending Commission; Public Funding for Election Candidates; Appropriation ($)
Description: Creates a public funding program for elections to the State House of Representatives. Repeals provisions under the existing partial public financing program specifically applicable to candidates for the Offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator, and State Representative pertaining to campaign expenditure limits, maximum amounts of public funding, and minimum amounts of qualifying contributions. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2533 HD2)

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Reps Ward and Fale Address HB 1675 – Student Instructional Hours

RELATING TO EDUCATION.
Report Title: Department of Education; Student Instructional Hours
Description: Requires all public secondary schools to implement a school year that includes nine hundred ninety student instructional hours beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Repeals the requirement that by the 2016-2018 school years, all public schools implement a school year of one hundred eighty days, including one thousand eighty student instructional hours for both elementary and secondary school grades. Allows board of education to define “student instructional hours.” Effective July 1, 2030. (HB1675 HD1)

3/4/2014 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with Representative(s) Har, Ing, Jordan, Lowen, McKelvey, Morikawa, Oshiro, Takai, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Awana, Carroll, Cullen, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Ito, Johanson, Kawakami, Matsumoto, Say, Thielen, Yamane voting no (14) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Richard Fale Addresses HB 1651 – Use Tax; Internet Sales

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title: Use Tax; Internet Sales; Out-of-State Sellers; Affiliates
Description: Unless preempted by federal law, requires the collection of use taxes by sellers of tangible personal property who enter into agreements under which a person in the State refers potential purchasers to the seller, including by an internet link or web site, or performs related services in the State on behalf of the seller. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB1651 HD1)

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with Representative(s) Har voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Evans, Fale, Fukumoto, Johanson, Matsumoto, McDermott, Ohno, Thielen, Ward voting no (9) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Richard Fale Addresses HB 2256 – Energy and Food Security

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX REPEAL DATE.
Report Title: Energy and Food Security
Description: Enables a resource strategy aligned with the State’s 2030 clean energy laws. Revises the environmental response, energy, and food security tax repeal date to June 30, 2030.
2/28/2014 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Johanson, Matsumoto, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Awana, Cullen, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, McDermott, Yamane voting no (8) and Representative(s) Carroll, Creagan, Har, Thielen, Woodson excused (5). Transmitted to Senate.

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Representative Richard Fale Addresses HB 2409 – Disorderly Conduct; Bus Stops

RELATING TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
Report Title: Disorderly Conduct; Bus Stops
Description: Makes it a disorderly conduct offense to lie down at a bus stop shelter or structure in a manner that interferes with use of or access to the bus stop. Establishes a fine of $50 for a violation. Effective 7/1/14.

2/27/2014 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Cachola voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Awana, Carroll, Fale, Hanohano, Jordan, Kawakami, McDermott, Oshiro, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward voting no (11) and Representative(s) Har excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.

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Rep. Richard Fale comments in the EEP committee on HB 1939

HB 1939 – Bill scheduled to be heard by EEP on Tuesday, 02-11-14 8:15AM in House conference room 325.

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY.
Report Title: Clean Energy Initiative; Renewable Portfolio Standards
Extends the clean energy initiative program goals to 2050 and the renewable portfolio standards to 100% clean energy by 2050.The committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, Thielen, Cullen, Evans, Kawakami, Say, Nishimoto, Lowen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Fale; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Hanohano.

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Rep. Richard Fale Addresses HB 2409 – Disorderly Conduct; Bus Stops

RELATING TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
Report Title: Disorderly Conduct; Bus Stops
Description: Makes it a disorderly conduct offense to lie down at a bus stop shelter or structure in a manner that interferes with use of or access to the bus stop. Establishes a fine of $50 for a violation. Effective 7/1/14.

2/10/2014 H Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 275-14), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/10/2014 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Awana, Har, Kawakami, McKelvey, Tokioka voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Carroll, Fale, Hanohano, Jordan, McDermott, Oshiro, Ward voting no (7) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Takai excused (3).

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