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Seven Republican Bills on the Move in the Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 12:43 AM :: 4224 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Fiscal Impact Notes | Caucus Package 2018

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Aloha mai!

We are three weeks into the legislative session and committee hearings are going at full speed. It is not too late to come and make your voice heard on bills coming through committees!
The last bill of our caucus package that we are highlighting is
HB 1729 - Relating to Fiscal Impact Statements. Please view the video and share it!

COME AND TESTIFY!

Here are some bills introduced by members of our Republican Caucus that are moving through the legislature:

HR 4 - URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES FOR HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

Reducing Permitting Delays for Housing Construction.

This is a resolution from our caucus package. It will be heard tomorrow, February 13, at 10am, in room 423. Please submit testimony in support of this resolution. For more information about submitting testimony, click here.

HB 2121 - RELATING TO WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Establishes a Center for Women in Technology at the University of Hawaii.

Primary Introducer: Representative Lauren Matsumoto (District 45 - Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipio Acres, Mililani)

Passed second reading, and is awaiting a hearing in FIN.

HB 2250 - RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE

Adds routine medical care for a child as a qualifying reason for parents to use family leave under chapter 398.

Primary Introducer: Representative Lauren Matsumoto (District 45 - Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipio Acres, Mililani)

Passed out of its first committee with amendments.

HB 1602 - RELATING TO OPIOIDS

Requires that persons who sell opioid drugs must also provide a label warning of the risks of addiction and death.

Primary Introducer: Representative Cynthia Thielen (District 50 - Kaneohe Bay, Kailua)

Passed out of its first committee with amendments.

HB 1603 - RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide health care coverage and benefits for a minimum of 6 months of inpatient and outpatient treatment for opioid dependence beginning after 12/31/2018. (HB1603 HD1)

Primary Introducer: Representative Cynthia Thielen (District 50 - Kaneohe Bay, Kailua)

Passed out of its second committee and awaiting a hearing in FIN.

HB 1598 - RELATING TO THE SPACE INDUSTRY.

Creates the International Moon Base Alliance Committee. The committee will promote the space industry in Hawaii and will provide guidance for the establishment of a prototype moon base on the island of Hawaii. 

Primary Introducer: Representative Gene Ward (District 17 - Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley)

It will be heard on the floor today for second reading.

HB 2706 - RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL MOON BASE ALLIANCE

Promotes the space industry in Hawaii by creating an International Moon Base Alliance to provide recommendations and guidance for the establishment of a prototype moon base on the island of Hawaii. (HB2706 HD1).

Primary Introducer: Representative Gene Ward (District 17 - Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley)

Passed second reading and is awaiting a hearing in EDB.

BILL IDEAS

Our bill ideas are still out there. Please join us throughout this session by advocating for these basic, common-sense ideas. Here is how you can get involved:

  1. Call your representatives and tell them to give these bills a hearing (bill numbers are listed below).
  2. Come to the legislature and testify or submit testimony online at capitol.hawaii.gov for these measures.
  3. Tell your friends and family about it, and get them involved too!

Our bill package strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible. We aspire to provide Better Solutions for the Best Hawaiʻi. For more information on our proposed bills, please view our website at houseminority.wordpress.com, and download our info sheet (link at the bottom).

Click to View Our Caucus Bill Package Videos

We are excited and grateful for this opportunity to serve you. We look forward to seeing you at the hearings, in the halls of the Capitol, and in the community. And if there is anything we can do for you, feel free to reach out to any of our offices. Our contact information is on the info sheet (see link below).

Mahalo,

Andria Tupola
State House Representative, District 43
Minority Leader

Left to right: Representative Gene Ward (District 17), Representative Lauren Matsumoto (District 45), Representative Andria Tupola (District 43), Representative Cynthia Thielen (District 50), and Representative Bob McDermott (District 40).

BILL NUMBERS

HB 1729 Relating to Fiscal Impact Statements

HB 1730 Relating to Government Transparency

HB 1731 Needs a supermajority voting requirement to increase taxes.

HB 1732 Relating to GET Exemptions

HB 1733 Relating to the repeal of Death Taxes

HB 1734 Relating to Legislative Videoconferencing abilities

HB 1735 Relating to extending aloha to Veterans

HR 4 End Permit Purgatory

HR 5 Requesting an audit of the public charter school system

HR 6 Urging HI-EMA to improve its operations and public education

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