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$2.4B Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 10:09 AM :: 7585 Views :: Rail, Taxes

$2.4B Tax Hike: How They Voted

Senators highlighted in YELLOW are up for reelection in 2018.  Only five Senators up for reelection in 2018 voted for the tax hike on third read.  One of those, Tokuda, has announced she will be running for Lt Governor instead of seeking reelection to the Senate.

$2.4B / 1.4M people = $1714 per person in tax hikes = $6,857 tax hike for a family of four.

Senate WAM Ctte August 28, 2017:

AYES:

  • Sens. Donovan Dela Cruz; SD22
  • Gil Keith-Agaran; SD5
  • Brickwood Galuteria; SD12
  • Michelle Kidani; SD18
  • Maile Shimabukuro SD21
  • Glenn Wakai SD15

NAYS:

  • Sens. J. Kalani English;
  • Breene Harimoto;
  • Lorraine Inouye;
  • Kaiali‘i Kahele and
  • Gil Riviere

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Second Read Senate August 29, 2017

AYES:

  • Baker (told Maui News she would vote NAY)
  • Chang
  • Dela Cruz
  • English (Voted NAY in Committee)
  • Espero
  • Gabbard
  • Galuteria
  • Ihara
  • Keith-Agaran
  • Kidani
  • Kim
  • Kouchi
  • Nishihara
  • Rhoads
  • Shimabukuro
  • Tokuda (running for LG)
  • Wakai

NAYS:

  • Green, (running for LG)
  • Harimoto,
  • Inouye,
  • Kahele,
  • Riviere,
  • Ruderman
  • Thielen 

ABSENT:

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SENATE August 30, 2017

Passed Third Reading.16-1-9

AYE:

  • Chang
  • Dela Cruz
  • Espero
  • Gabbard
  • Galuteria
  • Keith-Agaran
  • Kidani
  • Kim
  • Kouchi
  • Nishihara
  • Rhoads
  • Shimabukuro
  • Tanikuchi
  • Tokuda (running for LG)
  • Wakai

Aye with reservations:

  • Ihara.

NAY:

  • Baker,
  • English,
  • Green, (running for LG)
  • Harimoto,
  • Inouye,
  • Kahele,
  • Riviere,
  • Ruderman,
  • L. Thielen.

Excused, 0 (none).

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August 30, 2017 House Committee Votes:

The committee on TRN recommends that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows:

3 Ayes:

  • Aquino,
  • Nakamura,
  • McDermott;

1 Aye with reservations:

  • San Buenaventura;

2 Noes:

  • Quinlan,
  • Brower; and

1 Excused:

  • Hashem.

The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows:

8 Ayes:

  • Luke,
  • Cullen,
  • Gates,
  • Holt,
  • Keohokalole,
  • LoPresti,
  • Nakamura,
  • Yamashita;

Ayes with reservations: none;

6 Noes:

  • Cachola,
  • DeCoite,
  • Kobayashi,
  • Lowen,
  • Tupola,
  • Ward; and

1 Excused:

  • Fukumoto.

  *   *   *   *   *

House Aug 31, 2017

Passed Second Reading; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with:

Representative(s) voting aye (32);

  • Aquino , Henry J.C.
  • Belatti , Della Au
  • Cachola , Romy M.
  • Cullen , Ty J.K.
  • DeCoite , Lynn
  • Fukumoto , Beth
  • Gates , Cedric Asuega
  • Holt , Daniel
  • Ichiyama , Linda
  • Ing , Kaniela
  • Ito , Ken
  • Johanson , Aaron Ling
  • Keohokalole , Jarrett
  • Kobayashi , Bertrand
  • Kong , Sam Satoru
  • Lee , Chris
  • LoPresti , Matthew S.
  • Luke , Sylvia
  • Mizuno , John M.
  • Morikawa , Dee
  • Nakamura , Nadine K.
  • Nakashima , Mark M.
  • Ohno , Takashi
  • Saiki , Scott K.
  • Say , Calvin K.Y.
  • Souki , Joseph M.
  • Takayama , Gregg
  • Takumi , Roy M.
  • Tokioka , James Kunane
  • Woodson , Justin H.
  • Yamane , Ryan I.
  • Yamashita , Kyle T.

Representative(s) voting aye with reservations (6);

  • Creagan,
  • Evans,
  • McKelvey,
  • Onishi,
  • Oshiro,
  • San Buenaventura

Representative(s) voting no (8)

  • Brower,
  • Choy,
  • Lowen,
  • Quinlan,
  • Thielen,
  • Todd,
  • Tupola,
  • Ward 

Representative(s) excused (5).

  • Har,
  • Hashem,
  • Matsumoto,
  • McDermott,
  • Nishimoto 

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9/1/2017 H Votes on Floor Amendments 

(On a voice vote, recorded 'No' votes are Reps who requested to record their vote.)

Floor amendment #1 failed following Voice vote: Noes, 2 (Representative(s) Luke, McKelvey). Excused, 4 (Representative(s) Har, Hashem, Matsumoto, Nishimoto).

Floor amendment #2 failed following Voice vote: Noes, 1 (Representative(s) Luke). Excused, 4 (Representative(s) Har, Hashem, Matsumoto, Nishimoto).

Floor amendment #3 failed following Voice vote: Noes, 3 (Representative(s) Luke, Yamane, Say). Excused, 4 (Representative(s) Har, Hashem, Matsumoto, Nishimoto).

Floor amendment #4 failed following Voice vote: Noes, 2 (Representative(s) Luke, Aquino). Excused, 4 (Representative(s) Har, Hashem, Matsumoto, Nishimoto).

List of Floor Amendments: Rail: Republicans Propose 'Forensic Audit' Amendment

9/1/2017 H Passed Third Reading with:

Representative(s) voting aye (26) 

  • Aquino , Henry J.C.
  • Belatti , Della Au
  • Cullen , Ty J.K.
  • Fukumoto , Beth
  • Gates , Cedric Asuega
  • Holt , Daniel
  • Ichiyama , Linda
  • Ing , Kaniela
  • Ito , Ken
  • Johanson , Aaron Ling
  • Keohokalole , Jarrett
  • Lee , Chris
  • LoPresti , Matthew S.
  • Luke , Sylvia 
  • McDermott , Bob
  • Mizuno , John M.
  • Morikawa , Dee
  • Nakamura , Nadine K.
  • Nakashima , Mark M.
  • Ohno , Takashi
  • Saiki , Scott K.
  • Souki , Joseph M.
  • Takayama , Gregg
  • Takumi , Roy M.
  • Yamane , Ryan I.
  • Yamashita , Kyle T.

Representative(s) voting aye with reservations (5)

  • Kobayashi,
  • Onishi,
  • Oshiro,
  • San Buenaventura,
  • Woodson;

Representative(s) voting no (15)

  • Brower,
  • Cachola,
  • Creagan,
  • DeCoite,
  • Evans,
  • Kong,
  • Lowen,
  • McKelvey,
  • Quinlan,
  • Say,
  • Thielen,
  • Todd,
  • Tokioka,
  • Tupola,
  • Ward 

and Representative(s) excused (5).

  • Choy,
  • Har,
  • Hashem,
  • Matsumoto,
  • Nishimoto

Transmitted to Senate.

9/1/2017 S

Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 3).

Enrolled to Governor

SB4: Text, Status

Link: List of Senate Seats up for reelection in 2018 (Dists# 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24) 

VIDEO: Onishi, San Buenaventura Make Excuses for ‘AYE’ Rail Vote

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