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Second Crossover—Bills Head for Conference Committee
By Rep Beth Fukumoto @ 10:36 PM :: 4112 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Conference Committees

From Rep Beth Fukumoto Chang April 15, 2016

On April 14th, the Legislature hit the second crossover deadline of the 2016 legislative session. Second Crossover means that all bills passing third reading in the non-originating chamber (House or Senate) will return to the originating chamber.

If the originating chamber agrees to the changes or no changes were made, the bill is sent to the Governor for enactment. If the originating chamber disagrees with the changes made to the bill, the bill goes to conference. Additionally, any bills from the 2015 session that did not pass out of conference are still eligible for conference committee consideration. Conference committees begin the week of April 14th.           

Click here for a list of some of the key Senate bills that passed the House. I supported many, but not all of the measures. >>> Key Senate Bills of Second Crossover

State Agency Job Fair

The Department of Human Resources Development, in collaboration with all Executive Branch Agencies, will be hosting a Job Fair open to the public on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the 4th floor lanai of the State Capitol (415 S. Beretania Street).

Mike Buck

Click here to listen to my interview with Mike Buck of The Answer AM 690. Last Monday (4/11), we discussed subject matter committees, Hawaii's hospitals, harbors and taxes.

Mililani Ike

The students from Mililani Ike never fail to brighten my day! This past Tuesday (4/12), I got a surprise visit from Ike students when they stopped by the Capitol for a quick lunch break during a field trip.


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