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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Three Republican Bills Cross Over in Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 3:30 PM :: 5149 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Aloha mai!     March 8, 2018

First Crossover is finished and a little over 300 bills crossed from the House to the Senate and vice versa. Hearings for Senate bills are beginning this week! If you have been following legislation in the Senate and feel passionately about it, feel free to reach out to our offices to give us a heads up.

I am happy to share that among the hundreds of bills that crossed over, three bills primarily introduced by a Republican Representative made it. See below for a full list:


Here is an ***UPDATE!*** to the bills introduced by members of our Republican Caucus that crossed over to the Senate:


Enhances the electronic prescription accountability system to inform prescribers of the percentile ranking of their opiate prescription practices as compared to their peers. (HB2631 HD1)

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

HD1 passed third reading and crossed over to the Senate.


Requires the Department of Transportation to acquire a privately owned portion of North Road and install lighting there. Appropriates funds for the acquisition and lighting. Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the City and County of Honolulu to install lighting on the city-owned portion of North Road. (HB1819 HD1)

Primary Introducer: Representative Bob McDermott (District 40 - Ewa, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Iroquois Point)

HD1 passed third reading and crossed over to the Senate.


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)

HD2 passed third reading and crossed over to the Senate.


These bill ideas are still alive and need your support in the Senate. Please join us throughout this session by advocating for these ideas. Here is how you can get involved:

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

For more information or to stay up-to-date with what's happening at the capitol, please view our website at

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, please reach out to any of our offices. Our contact information can be found on the capitol website. Don't forget to share this with your family and friends! Take care and God bless.


Andria Tupola

State House Representative, District 43

Minority Leader


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