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UPDATE: Republican Bills in the Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:44 PM :: 4579 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

House Minority Update

News Release from Rep Andria Tupola, April 3, 2018

Aloha mai!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all those who celebrate it! There is plenty to report on from the Capitol. Second Crossover is one week away! There are over 180 Senate Bills awaiting a hearing and they could be heard at any time this week. If you have been following legislation, feel free to reach out to our offices to give us a heads up.

COME AND TESTIFY!

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

HB 1602 - RELATING TO OPIOIDS

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 was referred to CPH and passed with amendments. It is awaiting second and third reading.

Resolutions that are still moving in the legislature:

HR 157 HD1 - URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO COMMIT TO PROVIDING HOUSING FIRST FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN BENEFICIARIES.

Primary Introducer: Representative Gene Ward (District 17 - Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley)

Reso awaiting hearing in FIN.

HCR 160 / HR 110 - URGING THE USAGE OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE WHEN REFERRING TO THE NAMES OF PLACES AND GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES IN HAWAI‘I.

Primary Introducer: Representative Andria Tupola (District 43 - Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili)

Reso awaiting hearing in JUD.

HCR 161 / HR 111 - ENCOURAGING THE U.S. ARMY AND U.S. NAVY TO NOMINATE KOLEKOLE PASS TO THE THEATER ENGINEER EFFECTS BOARD TO BE REPAIRED FOR USE BY THE MILITARY AND AS AN EVACUATION ROUTE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR NATURAL DISASTER ON THE LEEWARD COAST.

Primary Introducer: Representative Andria Tupola (District 43 - Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili)

Reso awaiting hearing in FIN.

HCR 156 / HR 137 - URGING THE CREATION OF A VIRTUAL CENTER FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

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

Reso awaiting hearing in FIN.

HCR 157 / HR 107 - ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO MAINTAIN COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN ONGOING EFFORTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND MONITOR THE IMMUNIZATION AND VACCINATION OF CHILDREN IN HAWAII AND ENSURE THEIR SAFETY.

Primary Introducer: Representative Andria Tupola (District 43 - Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili)

Reso awaiting hearing in FIN.

GET INVOLVED!

These bill and resolution ideas are still alive and need your support. Please join us through the rest of the session by advocating for these ideas. Here is how you can get involved:

  1. Call your Senator and Representative and tell them to give these ideas a hearing (bill/resolution numbers are listed within this email).
  2. Come to the legislature and testify or submit testimony online at capitol.hawaii.gov 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 houseminority.wordpress.com.

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