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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
VIDEO: House GOP Floor speeches Feb 15-16
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Rep Fontaine supports Civil Air Patrol HB121

excerpt from Capitol TV February 16, 2011
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CIVIL AIR PATROL.
Report Title: Civil Air Patrol; Funding; Appropriation
Description: Makes appropriations for the operational expenses of the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB121 HD1) ($)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no (0) and Chong, Souki, Wooley excused (3).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsItZ3_TBW0

Rep Pine addresses Pre Paid Heath Care HB1134

excerpt from Capitol TV February 16, 2011
RELATING TO PREPAID HEALTH CARE.
Report Title: Health Insurance; Prepaid Health Care
Description: Repeals part V of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act and Act 99, Session Laws of Hawaii 1994, relating to the future termination of the prepaid health care law. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1134 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Chong, Souki, Wooley excused (3).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2tULAyLWyk

Reps. Fontaine and Ward supports Kula Hospital HB 978

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb 16, 2011
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Report Title: Kula Hospital; Malama I Ke Ola Health Center; HHSC; Lease
Description: Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to lease Kula Hospital's medical clinic, and all equipment, furnishings, and fixtures therein, to Malama I Ke Ola Health Center, upon meeting certain conditions. (HB978 HD1) Companion:
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no (0) and Chong, Souki, Wooley excused (3).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CByKxNTATnU

Reps. Ching and Ward support Cacao HB1598

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb 16, 2011
RELATING TO THE CACAO INDUSTRY.
Report Title: Cacao
Description: Temporarily exempting from the general excise tax (GET) amounts received for the sale of cacao from a producer or processed cacao from a processor. Requires the Department of Agriculture to collaborate with other state agencies to determine the best locations for a cacao processing facility. (HB1598 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no (0) and Chong, Souki, Wooley excused (3).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy1gFftIxPs

Rep. Kymberly Pine address DOTax - HB382

excerpt from capitol TV February 16, 2011
RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.
Report Title: Auditor; Powers and duties
Description: Grants explicit authority to the Auditor to inspect the documents and financial affairs of the Department of Taxation. Requires the Auditor to implement internal policies to protect confidentiality of private personal information contained in tax returns. Provides penalty provisions applicable to the Auditor or Auditor's agent for disclosure of tax information. (HB382 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no (0) and Chong, Souki, Wooley excused (3).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CouGA30EoMk

Rep. Kymberly Pine thanks supporters

excerpt from February 16, 2011
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
Report Title: Planned Community Associations; United States Flag; State of Hawaii Flag; Display
Description: Prohibits planned community associations and their boards of directors from: (1) Disallowing a member's or their bona fide tenant from displaying house-mounted United States and State of Hawaii flags on their residential dwellings; and (2) Assessing or charging any fee or fine, or imposing any penalty, on their members, for house-mounted display of these flags. Requires the flags to be displayed in a prominent position on the residential dwelling. (HB69 HD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7osi3j6CbU

Rep. Ward addresses campaign spending HB257

excerpt from Capitol TV February 15, 2011
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
Report Title: Campaign Finance
Description: Provides regulation of automated phone calls, changes report filing deadlines, provides a cap of $ on the price of fundraiser tickets that may be purchased with campaign funds, and applies notice and disclaimer requirements to an advertisement that is not paid for by an independent party. Effective January 7, 2059. (HB257 HD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxdp4oPZles

Rep Thielen addresses Gas Emission Rules

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb. 15, 2011
RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION RULES.
Report Title: Green House Gas; Emissions
Description: Extends the requirement that the Department of Health adopt rules by the end of 2011 to the end of 2015 to implement a Greenhouse Gas reduction plan. Requires implementation of rules by January 1, 2016. (HB1068 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Rhoads, Thielen voting no (2) and none excused (0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v30azst5iO8

Rep Ward on size of T V s HB1346

excerpt from Capitol TV feb 15, 2011
RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Report Title: Energy Efficiency; Televisions; ENERGY STAR
Description: Requires new televisions manufactured on or after 7/1/12, with a viewable screen area of 1,400 square inches or less and sold in the State to meet ENERGY STAR efficiency specifications. (HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on ERB with none voting no (0) and none excused (0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVDs4QuWvA0

Rep Pine addresses highway taxes HB1531

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb. 15, 2011
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
Report Title: Highway Modernization Program; Taxes; Fees; Pilot Programs
Description: Increases the state liquid fuel tax in section 243-4(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, for a period of six years. (HB1531 HD1) ($)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Chang, Thielen, Ward, Wooley voting no (4) and none excused (0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiyvlVaU6ZY

Reps Fontaine, Ward, Johanson and Marumoto on HB167

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb 15, 2011
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Fontaine, Marumoto voting no (2) and none excused (0).
Report Title: Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Reorganization
Description: Establishes bargaining unit health benefits trust funds. Requires public employers and unions to negotiate employers' contributions. Amends the impasse procedures for certain bargaining units. Provides right to strike on the issue of a public employers' contribution for health and other benefits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhaJ4EWKJsE

Rep Fontaine Addresses electric guns HB551

excerpt from Capitol TV Feb 15, 2011
RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
Report Title: Electric guns; Restrictions; County liquor authority investigators
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with Representative(s) Belatti, Fontaine voting no (2) and none excused (0).
Description: Permits county liquor authority investigators to possess electric guns. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB551 HD1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUpfIeNPh1g

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