ADV Reporter Derrick DePledge twitters the following:
House votes 34 to 17 to reconsider civil unions. (4:45pm)
House votes 31 to 20 to agree to the Senate version of civil unions and will now consider final passage. (4:55pm)
House passes civil unions 31 to 20. (5:10pm)
HB444 will now go to the Governor for either a signature or a veto. Governor Lingle has not indicated her position on the bill although Lt Governor Duke Aiona is strongly opposed to HB444. To override a veto, the House would need 34 votes.
House Vote April 29, 2010
Rep. Della Au Belatti (D) Tantalus-Makiki
Rep. Lyla Berg (D) Kuliouou-Kahala
Rep. Joe Bertram (D) Wailea-Kihei
Rep. Tom Brower (D) Waikiki-Ala Moana
Rep. Rida Cabanilla (D) Waipahu-Ewa
Rep. Mele Carroll (D) Lanai-Molokai-Hana
Rep. Pono Chong (D) Enchanted Lake-Kaneohe
Rep. Denny Coffman (D) Keauhou-Kailua Kona
Rep. Faye Hanohano (D) Puna-Pahoa
Rep. Robert Herkes (D) South Kona-North Kona
Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu (D) Waipahu-Village Park
Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (D) Kahului-Wailuku
Rep. Chris Lee (D) Lanikai-Waimanalo
Rep. Marilyn Lee (D) Mililani-Mililani Mauka
Rep. Sylvia Luke (D) Pacific Heights-Punchbowl
Rep. Barbara Marumoto (R) Waialae Iki-Diamond Head
Rep. Angus McKelvey (D) Lahaina-Kapalua
Rep. Hermina Morita (D) Hanalei-Kapaa
Rep. Mark Nakashima (D) Kohala-Hilo
Rep. Scott Nishimoto (D) Kaimuki-Ala Wai
Rep. Blake Oshiro (D) Aiea-Halawa Heights
Rep. Marcus Oshiro (D) Wahiawa-Whitmore Village
Rep. Karl Rhoads (D) Palama-Chinatown
Rep. Scott Saiki (D) Moiliili-McCully
Rep. Calvin Say (D) St. Louis Heights-Kaimuki
Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (D) Waianae-Makaha
Rep. Roy Takumi (D) Pearl City-Momilani
Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R) Kailua-Kaneohe Bay
Rep. Glenn Wakai (D) Moanalua-Salt Lake
Rep. Jessica Wooley (D) Hauula-Ahuimanu
Rep. Kyle Yamashita (D) Pukalani-Makawao
Rep. Henry Aquino (D) Pearl City-Waipahu
Rep. Karen Awana (D) Nanakuli-Maili
Rep. Jerry Chang (D) South Hilo-Kaumana
Rep. Corinne Ching (R) Nuuanu-Alewa Heights
Rep. Isaac Choy (D) Manoa-University
Rep. Cindy Evans (D) North Kona-South Kohala
Rep. Lynn Finnegan (R) Aiea-Moanalua Gardens
Rep. Sharon Har (D) Royal Kunia-Kapolei
Rep. Ken Ito (D) Heeia-Kaneohe
Rep. Michael Magaoay (D) Haleiwa-Laie
Rep. Joey Manahan (D) Kalihi Kai-Kapalama
Rep. John Mizuno (D) Kalihi Valley-Kamehameha Heights
Rep. Kymberly Pine (R) Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point
Rep. Roland Sagum (D) Koloa-Waimea
Rep. Joseph Souki (D) Wailuku-Waikapu
Rep. K. Mark Takai (D) Pearl City-Waimalu
Rep. James Tokioka (D) Lihue-Koloa
Rep. Clift Tsuji (D) South Hilo-Kurtistown
Rep. Gene Ward (R) Kalama Valley-Hawaii Kai
Rep. Ryan Yamane (D) Mililani-Waipio Gentry
SENATE VOTE January 22, 2010: Passed Third Reading
- Ayes, 18;
- Aye(s) with reservations: none .
- Noes, 7 (Senator(s) Bunda, Espero, Gabbard, Hemmings, Kim, Sakamoto, Slom).
- Excused, 0 (none).
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SB: Civil-unions bill revived in Hawaii
ADV: Lawmaker tries to bring civil unions bill up for a vote today
House Bill 444 cleared the Senate but was stalled in the House at the beginning of the year. This afternoon, Democratic leader Rep. Blake Oshiro offered a motion to recall the measure which would grant all the benefits and privileges of marriage to couples in a civil union.
The action caused House Speaker Calvin Say to immediately call for a recess and both Republicans and Democrats retreated to closed-door caucuses.
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News Release from Hawaii Family Forum
HB 444 CIVIL UNIONS BILL -- House May Take Vote on Thursday, April 29, 2010
We are hearing that a motion will be made tomorrow (THURSDAY) to take HB444 “off the table” and then take a vote to pass it!
Tomorrow, (THURSDAY) is the final day of session and it is the last day for action on HB 444. All it takes is one person to make a motion and a second. We have no assurance that the motion will be defeated.
If you have not done so, please take a moment from your day to do the following: (and then encourage your friends and family to do the same!)
PRAY UNCEASINGLY: Please lift up in prayer our legislators, especially the leaders.
CALL OR E-MAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ASK THEM NOT TO TAKE IT OFF THE TABLE AND END THIS CHALLENGING SESSION ON A SOUR NOTE. (Click here to take action if you have not done so already!)
SIT IN ON THE HOUSE SESSION AT 10:00 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY.) (Please note that this is a time change from our last notice). Wear white and your iVOTE button.