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Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

House adjourns 2015 regular session

Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

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House passes nearly 150 measures on final crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives passed nearly 150 Senate measures dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. Among the most significant bills passed by the House were SB1028 that attempts to harmonize the requirements of […]

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House passes more than 150 measures on second crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed more than 150 Senate bills dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, minimum wage, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. The majority of these bills, along with House bills passed by the Senate, […]

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House bill directing PUC to discuss upgrades to electric grid moves forward

The House today passed a measure that will help resolve the inability for thousands of Hawaii families to install photovoltaic solar panels while being left in limbo by electric utilities. The measure directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish new guidelines and rules that will support the upgrade and modernization of Hawaii’s electric grid and […]

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Hawaii House of Representatives pass over 200 bills to the Senate

The House today passed 83 bills that cover a broad range of issues on education, health care, social services, housing and homelessness, economic development, aging and senior care, space exploration, and climate change and the environment. The body now stands in recess and will reconvene to take action on additional measures up for third reading […]

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Senate introduces more than 1,000 bills

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has introduced 1,127 Senate bills on this second year of the 27th Legislature. The deadline for bill introductions was Thursday, Jan. 23. The measures are now being sent to their respective committees for consideration. The Hawaii Senate and House Majorities recently announced a joint majority package of priorities for the […]

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House-Senate majority package focuses on kupuna, environment

MEDIA RELEASE Senate and House leaders today announced a joint majority package of priorities for the 2014 legislative session. The last time a joint majority package was unveiled was during the 2008 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will focus their combined efforts on two major areas of concern: Seniors and the Environment. The significance of a joint […]

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Coffman to resign from state House

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Rep. Denny Coffman (Na’alehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona) has announced his resignation from the State House of Representatives. In a letter to State leaders, he expressed his plans to spend time with his family as his daughter faces a medical issue. His resignation is effective Dec. 20, 2013. First […]

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Awana to step down as Majority Floor Leader

MEDIA RELEASE Speaker Joseph M. Souki has announced that Rep. Karen Awana has resigned her position as Majority Floor Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives. Awana submitted a letter Friday resigning her position to the Speaker’s Office stating that she was grateful for the opportunity to serve on the House leadership team, however under […]

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Gabbard: House-passed education bill guts funding; hurts students, teachers

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today voted against final passage of H.R. 5, a widely opposed bill that will lock in sequester cuts to education funding, and lower standards and accountability for schools with underserved populations. The legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 221-207, cuts funding for public schools and targets […]

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House, Senate meet for first conference committee session

MEDIA RELEASE The conference meeting to negotiate differences in the state budget between the House and Senate was held a week earlier than normal to allow more discussion time for conference members and avoid the last minute rush to act on other fiscal bills. In his opening remarks, Senate Ways and Means Chair, David Ige […]

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House moves 69 bills over to Senate

MEDIA RELEASE Among the measures approved by the House several focused on sustainability, the environment, the economy, healthy living and improving the quality of life of Hawaii’s citizens. HB 503 Relating to the General Excise Tax The bill provides local farmers with a tax deduction for all produce grown and sold within the state. HB […]

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House opens Chamber for public visits

MEDIA RELEASE The House Chamber will be open Mondays through Fridays for Hawaii State Capitol visitors and guests to tour the gallery area. Access to the Chamber will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including the hours that the House is normally in session. There will not be an official tour, however visitors […]

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House takes first step to address PLDC

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Water and Land has scheduled a hearing Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 regarding the abolishment of the Public Land Development Corporation or alternatives to achieve the original intent to generate revenue from public land. In response to public frustration over the manner in which the Public Lands Development Corporation was […]

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