Rep. Gene Ward Questions Roll Call Vote on Rail

May 3, 2017

Reps. Ward, Thielen and Tupola Address Rail Floor Amendments

Representative Gene Ward (H District 17Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley), Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) and Representative Andria Tupola (H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) address floor amendments on rail in relationship to SB1183 SD2 HD2 CD1

Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov – repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov and reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from Capitol TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGPc2hBMZYI&feature=youtu.be

Reps. Thielen and Tokioka Address Rail Floor Amendments

Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) and Representative James Tokioka (H District 15 Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao) address floor amendments on rail in relationship to SB1183 SD2 HD2 CD1.  Representative Gene Ward (H District 17Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) asks the question “How can we have a voice vote on a billion dollar proration?”

Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov – repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov and reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from Capitol TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXQ0UPA_AY&t=35s

Rep. Gene Ward Questions Roll Call Vote on Rail

Representative Gene Ward (H District 17Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) asks the question “How can we have a voice vote on a billion dollar proration?”

Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from Capitol TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwpdZdIflg&feature=youtu.be

 

The Mike Buck Show with guest Rep. Tupola April 24, 2017 -Audio Only

April 27, 2017

Mike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili).

Topics included: monitoring drivers under the influence; teachers’ raises of 14%; the cost of education and living in Hawaii; the Federal request of 13 billion for the rail project.  A constituent called about,  HB 13896, which authorizes the Department of Health, working in consultation with the Department of Human Services, to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home after consideration of specified relevant factors.  The Conference committee recommended that the measure be passed with amendment. Other issues included; Check and balances, Handi-Vans and the Military build-up in Hawaii.

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

 

COACH DAVID SHOJI and Rep Tupola # 2In April we recognized a legendary coach on the House Floor. Coach Shoji’s impact goes far beyond countable awards, championships, and wins. His influence has reached many generations of volleyball players. Coach Shoji, we wish you well in your retirement. May you and your wife continue to be blessed in all that you do. Mahalo.

 

The Mike Buck Show with guest Rep. Tupola April 17, 2017 -Audio Only

April 26, 2017

Mike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili).

Topics include traffic tickets, conference committees, check and balances, language of a bill, things on the books that are but are not enforced, DOT, harbors and airports.

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

I had the privilege of honoring Uncle Richard Landford and presenting him with a certificate. If you know Uncle Richard you know this guy has a heart for our community. You know his dedication and commitment to improving our coast. Thank you, Uncle Richard B. Landford Jr.!

richard and Rep.

Representative Andria Tupola and Richard Landford.

Westside Townhall Meeting

April 20, 2017

411 2017 Session

Invocation by Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola and Mr. Gensen Rabacal

April 14, 2017

Representative Andria Tupola (H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) -the Invocation on April 13, 2017 in the Hawaii House Chamber Floor by Representative Andria P.L. Tupola and Mr. Gensen Rabacal

Excerpt from Capitol TV

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

A Word With Word with Host Rep. Ward on Homelessness

April 14, 2017

Mike Goodman and Rep. WardRepresentative Gene Ward (H District 17Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) discusses homeless problems and solutions with Mike Goodman Director Hawaii Kai Advisory Council Homeless Task Force.

Website: http://www.HawaiiKaiHomelessTaskForce.org

The Homeless Task Force is Part of the Hawaii Kai Advisory Council
Created and Directed by Representative Gene Ward

Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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The Mike Buck Show with guest Rep. Tupola April 10, 2017 -Audio Only

April 13, 2017

APril 10, 2017 MIKE BUCK with Rep. Andria TupolaMike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili).
Mike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili).

Topics include second crossover at the House of Representatives, which is 38 bills from the Senate.  Rep. Tupola noted that the city has not spent any money on the rail. All the funds to date are from G.E. Taxes.

On April 11th, SB501 passed Third Reading as amended.  The bill addresses Limited Service Pregnancy Centers; Disclosures;  Representative(s) Matsumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cachola, DeCoite, Har, Kong, McDermott, Oshiro, Say, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward voting no (10) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

Rep. Tupola addresses SB620 HD2 Taxation; Sales; Out-of-State Retailers or Vendors; Notification; Reporting with a concern callers. The second city is proving houses but not jobs.  HB1396 Community Care Foster Family Homes; Private-pay Clients; Medicaid Clients -Report adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House. 4/11/2017    H    Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 652) in amended form (SD 2). Voting Fire Extinguishers and home safety. 

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

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The Mike Buck Show with guest Rep. Tupola April 03, 2017 -Audio Only

April 6, 2017

Aoril 03 2017 MIKE BUCK with Rep. Andria TupolaMike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei,

This week topics include; gut and replace bills. HB 1396, which addresses Community Care Foster Family Homes; Private-pay Clients; and Medicaid Clients. HRC 166, which addresses a proposed sanctuary city in Puna. Finding common ground between political parties and the City and State; and HB83 HD1 SD1 that addresses Homelessness; Working Group; Safe Zones.

Representative Tupola also recognizes the Waianae Tigers last Thursday for winning their 3rd State Championship for Jr Pee Wees Pop Warner.  Congrats on a 36 and 0 record!

# 3 WAIANAE TIGERS 3rd CONSECUTIVE POP WARNER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Representative Andria Tupola with coach and members of the Waianae Tigers.

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

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The Mike Buck Show with guest Rep. Tupola March 27, 2017 -Audio Only

April 5, 2017

March 27 2017 MIKE BUCK with Rep. Andria TupolaMike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, and Maili).

Topics include medical aid in dying “This is a society concern, If we pass this, is it good policy?” said Rep. Tupola.  The   A bill to give terminally ill Hawaii residents medical help to end their lives has died in the Health committee. HLT recommend(s) that the measure SB1129 SD2 be deferred.

Other topics discussed were second crossover,  conference committee agreement, rail bill, DOT, qualified candidates for political office, and the County Meeting.

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Tupola Addresses Congratulates the 2016 Hawaii Healthcare Heroes

April 5, 2017

Representative Andria Tupola (H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) congratulates the 2016 Hawaii healthcare heroes for the outstanding and exemplary care they have delivered to patients and their loved ones across the State.

House Resolution 159 adopted in final form on April 04, 2017.

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

Watch Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJBr4y2_Akc&feature=youtu.be

Sam Kapoi, group and Rep Tupola

Representative Cedric Gates ( House District 44 of the Wai’anae Coast), Representative Andria Tupola ( House District 43) join the healthcare heroes Pixie Bickel, Thomas J. Kane III, MD, Catherine Marquette, Ian Okazaki, MD and Pungh Le Ouchi and family members on the chamber floor.