2013 Pertinent Hawaiian Bills

SUBHEAD: A list of Hawaiian legislative bills that need to be supported or opposed by progressives sooner than later.

By Shannon Rudolph on 20 February 2013 in Island Breath -
(http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/02/2013-pertinent-hawaiian-bills.html)


Image above: Donna Mercado, president of Democratic senate majority, speaks at Hawaii legislature's meeting from January 2013. From (http://www.hawaiisenatemajority.com/2013/01/senate-president-donna-mercado-kim-opening-day-2013-remarks/).
Very sorry - but these Bills ARE important to keeping Hawaii wonderful and TIME is of the essence! Please act now - Please share now.

There is more info on Bills at links. - (A little... Late testimony accepted, but try make the deadlines!)

SB715
Anything with the whiff of PLDC should go down in flames! Department of Agriculture; Lease of Lands; Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC).
OPPOSE HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=715&year=2013


SB1027
Replaces special management area permits and shoreline setback variances with streamlined coastal zone “consistency certification”.
OPPOSE HERE:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1027 SB 1027

HB191
Provides the Hawaii Community Development Authority with the power to assist and advise the Department of Land and Natural Resources on the development, operations and management of all small boat harbors in the State of Hawaii.
OPPOSE HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=191&year=2013

SB229 
Establishes causes and procedures for impeachment of the governor, lieutenant governor, and appointive officers.
SUPPORT HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=229&year=2013


HB174 
Imposes labeling requirements and import restrictions on imported genetically engineered produce. Authorizes labeling of non-genetically engineered food and creates a private right of action to enjoin violations.
SUPPORT HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=174&year=2013


HB358
Requires both chambers of the Legislature to implement rules to enable the Legislature to receive live oral testimony from the neighbor islands through audio or audiovisual technology.
SUPPORT HERE: 
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=358&year=2013

SB1162 
Would make permanent the law that enables the Dept. of Land & Natural Resources to require landowners to clear vegetation that they have allowed to encroach into the corridor that people use to pass laterally along the shoreline.
SUPPORT HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1162

HB1292
Requires legislative approval of any sale, exchange, gift, or transfer of public land.
SUPPORT HERE:
(minus PLDC & HCDA Exemptions) http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1292&year=2013

HB673
Requires the Department of Agriculture to post information regarding pesticide use to its website. Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study regarding other states' pesticide reporting and registration requirements and report its findings to the Legislature.
SUPPORT HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=673

HB1481
Creates public funding program of candidates for the offices of state senator and state representative.
SUPPORT HERE:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1481&year=2013



LETS CALL and EMAIL ROZ, 808.586.6070 senbaker@capitol.hawaii.gov, to request a hearing for SB615 SD1

Prohibits the sale or distribution of genetically engineered whole food in the State.
TOLL FREE - From the Neighbor Islands
974-4000 Hawai`i
984-2400 Maui
274-3141 Kaua`i
1-800-468-4644 Moloka`i/Lana`i:
Wait for the recording dial tone then add 66070 plus # sign



SENATOR HEE, PLEASE HEAR THESE BILLS!

PLEASE CONTACT: Senate Judiciary and Labor Chair, Senator Clayton Hee at: senhee@capitol.hawaii.gov or 586-7330 (toll free below) and ask him to schedule these bills:

SB 837
Gut and Replace Limitation 
We believe that any bill passed to law during the legislative process must reflect its original purpose..

SB 865
Independent Expenditure 
This bill requires noncandidate committees to identify certain top contributors for advertisements; requires the campaign spending commission to maintain public records in a searchable database; and improves various other reporting requirements for noncandidate committees and others.

SB 850
Sunshine Law and Legislative Practices
This bill would require the Legislature to adhere to fundamental principles of the Sunshine Law. Within this bill, our Legislature would be required to give a seventy-two hour public notice for public hearings, and would also be required to consider correspondence on measures to be considered testimony.

SB 220
Disclosure Deadlin
This bill would mandate elected officials to submit a financial disclosure form by January 31 (at the start of legislative session) instead of its current required filing deadline: May, after session is over.

SB 832 
Lobbyist Regulation 
This bill would require lobbyists and their clients to make monthly disclosures during legislative session, in addition to filing a report for June 1 through December 31. The "Lobbyist Regulation bill" would also require lobbyists to disclose more specific elements, such as: lobbying activities, contractual relationships with legislators, and any of their campaign contributions.

These bills call for the strengthening of financial disclosures and record/testimony-keeping. In turn, they will help to create a more transparent and accessible government, so that we can continue to hold our elected leaders accountable.

TOLL FREE - From the Neighbor Islands
974-4000 Hawai`i
984-2400 Maui
274-3141 Kaua`i
1-800-468-4644 Moloka`i/Lana`i:

Wait for the recording dial tone then "dial" 67330# To contact Senator Hee.

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1 comment :

  1. The objective review of these bills took a lot study and work by Shannon
    Rudolph. I propose that she one day run for state senator because of her integrity , intelligence and desire for reform on behalf of the people of Hawaii.

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