Mike Buck discusses homelessness, Uber, rail and other legislative issues with Representative Beth Fukumoto Chang on April 13, 2015. – Audio Only
Measure Title: RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
Report Title: Transportation Network Companies; Transportation Network Company Drivers; Motor Vehicle Insurance; Qualifications; Public Utilities Commission; Permit; Appropriation ($)
Description: Requires the public utilities commission to regulate transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers. Requires drivers to register as business entities with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes insurance requirements and qualifications for persons who operate or serve as drivers for transportation network companies. Appropriates funds to the PUC. (SB1280 HD2)
Companion: HB1287 /14/2015 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Creagan, Fukumoto Chang, Johanson, Keohokalole, San Buenaventura voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Ing, Lowen, Matsumoto, Ohno, Pouha, Thielen, Tupola, Ward voting no (8) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.
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Measure Title: RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL.
Report Title: Office of the State Inspector General; Appropriation ($)
Description: Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General, to be headed by the State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or quasi-public agency, or by the officers or employees of a state agency or quasi-public agency. Appropriation. (SB286 HD1)
Measure Title: RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Report Title: Department of Education; Multi-Track Schools; Capital Improvement Projects
Description: Requires the Department of Education to develop a transition plan to end multi-track schedules in public schools and report to the Legislature regarding the plan and any proposed legislation. Requires the Department to give priority to overpopulated schools, in making its annual capital improvement budget request to the Director of Finance. (SB1345 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.
For 147 students killed at Garissa University by Al Shabaab militants
Representative Gene Ward along with his colleagues in the Hawaii House of Representatives sent a letter of sympathy to the people of Kenya for the tragic loss of 147 students lives at Garissa University.
“I was extremely saddened and disheartened by the news that these college students were gunned down on the morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2015,” Ward said recalling he had traveled a number of times to Kenya as a United Nations consultant.
The letter (see attached) in part states that: “We encourage Kenyans to move forward as a strong and united nation. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those killed. We wish full restoration and swift healing for your country and for Garissa University College. We are confident that the University will continue to excel in the valuable work it does for education and research.”
“Our letter of aloha and sympathy is the least we can do halfway around the world to show our aloha and concern for the families and nation that was brutally attacked without cause,” Ward concluded. Copies of the letter are being sent to the President of Garissa University, the President of the Republic of Kenya, the Kenyan Parliament, the National Police Service of Kenya, and the Kenya Red Cross Society Council among others.
PDF Letter with Representatives signatures: