Reps. Fukumoto Chang and Matsumoto address SB 1345 – 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.

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Reps. Ward and Pouha Honors the Society of the Ho`kule’a

Floor Presentations –  H.R. No. 179 – Honoring the Polynesian
voyaging society on the 40th anniversary of the launch of

On March 8, 1975, the Polynesian Voyaging Society
launched its first wa’a kaulua — Ho`kule’a from the sacred
shores of Hakipu’u in Kane’ohe Bay on the island of O’ahu; its
design was a replica based on oral traditions, sketches, and
petroglyphs of ancient canoes of the Pacific Islands.

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Representatives  Romy Cachola, Lynn Decoite, Lauren Matsumoto, Feki Pouha, Andria Tupola Gene Ward and Ryan Yamane  are standing with members of the Society of the Ho`kule’a in the chamber of House of Representatives.

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The 2015 Women’s Legislative Caucus Easter Basket donation drive

The 2015 Women’s Legislative Caucus Easter Basket donation drive was coordinated this year by Representative Lauren Matsumoto and Senator Rozalyn Baker.

Easter Loading the TruckRepresentative Feki Pouha dressed in costume for the pick-up of more than 80 Easter baskets that were donated  to The Institute for Human Services (IHS) today.

Baskets were filled with essential household items, such as laundry soap, utensils, toiletries, and towels, which will benefit clients at Institute for Human Services.  Every year the donations  help families and individuals get a head start when moving from being homeless to having a permanent home.

The Legislative Women’s Caucus is a bipartisan organization that consists of the women Senators and women members of the House of Representatives.  The Caucus works closely with women’s organizations and concerned individuals across the State, as well as with the Governor, state agencies and other legislators to advocate for programs and services that benefit women.

Easter with Kimo Carvalho, Director IHS

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Representative Della Au Belatti, Kimo Carvalho, Director, for the Institute of Human Services, Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Representative Feki Pouha, Senator Rozalyn Baker, Senator Laura Thielen, Representative Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto and Representative Cynthia Thielen.

Hawaii House of Representatives Minority Caucus Introductions 2015

In order of appearance:
Representative Beth Fukumoto Chang – Minority Leader; Representative Feki Pouha, Representative,  Representative Cynthia Thielen, Representative Lauren Matsumoto, Representative Gene Ward, Representative Bob McDermott and
Representative Andria Tupola  Floor Leader

RFC opening day

Left to Right: Representatives Bob McDermott, Feki Pouha, Gene Ward, Andria Tupola, Beth Fukumoto Chang, Lauren Matasumoto and Cynthia Thielen

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