GOVERNOR’S STATEMENT ON THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
News Release from Office of the Governor Mar 27, 2014
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today gave the following statement regarding the reappointment of Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chair Hermina Morita.
“We are at a very critical juncture in developing our clean energy future and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) needs stability to continue to address many of the important regulatory issues before it. (Translation: I can't find a credible candidate for this job, just scammers tied to one scheme or another.) Therefore, I intend to keep Mina Morita as Chair of the PUC, on a holdover basis beyond June 30, 2014 when her term ends.
“At the present time, Chair Morita has business before the Board of Land and Natural Resources, which must be addressed. (I know, I decided to instigate that years-old 'business', duh!).
“She will continue to serve in the position while these issues are being resolved.” (Meaning what? Once I am finished torturing her over the B&B issue, then I will toss her? Prolly during election season when the Senate doesn't want to get caught up in a Special Session.)
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HRS 26-34(b): Any member of a board or commission whose term has expired and who is not disqualified for membership under subsection (a) may continue in office as a holdover member until a successor is nominated and appointed; provided that a holdover member shall not hold office beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member’s term of office.
February 22, 2014: Full Text: Legislators Challenge Abercrombie over Morita Dismissal
March 11, 2014 PUC Fight: Abercrombie Admin Suddenly Decides to Nail Hermina Morita on Illegal B&B
March 12, 2014: Timeline: Illegal B&B Charges Part of Abercrombie's Calculated Plan to get Rid of Morita