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Republican Bills On The Move
By News Release @ 10:25 PM :: 2089 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Moving Measures in the House

from House Republican Caucus, March 18, 2023 

The House Republican Caucus is working hard to represent the best interests of the State of Hawaii. This week was filled with committee meetings and floor debates. A controversial bill crossed over from the senate to the House. SB1 relating to abortion was a hot topic this week. Our legislators fought valiantly in favor of life!

This week Representatives Ward and Alcos participated in a Safe Streets rally at the Capitol, honoring those who have recently been victims of traffic accidents and calling for safer roads for all. 

Rep. Alcos hosted his first Town Hall this past week where he invited all of his community to discuss issues important to them and give his legislative update. 

Rep. Elijah Pierick went to Kaleiopuu Elementary School and read to the students. It was a great time of community engagement and laughter for everyone.

On behalf of the Villages of Kapolei Association, Rep. Garcia would like to express his sincere gratitude to all the volunteers who participated in the annual community cleanup. Your hard work and dedication to keeping the community clean and beautiful are truly appreciated.

Representative Alcos participated in the AARP Community Policing event in his community. He was joined by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and several other community leaders.

Representative Elijah Pierick was in the news advocating for his residents in Ewa (Hoopili). A housing developer promised that power lines would be underground, however, overhead power lines are going up instead. Rep. Elijah Pierick reached out to both the developer and HECO asking them to keep their promise to keep the power lines underground.

The following measures have PASSED the first crossover and are moving to the Senate. To track these bills, submit testimony, and more, visit the capitol website or click the bill numbers below. 

Rep. Matsumoto
HB 942 - Relating to Emergency Medical Response
HB 1145 - Relating to Adult Changing Stations

Rep. Alcos
HB 1437 - Relating to Crime
HB 1206 - Relating to State Permitting Office

The following bills have been heavily debated on the floor. Read more about them with the links below:
HB 426 - Relating to Firearms
HB 981 - Relating to Criminal History Background Checks
HB 132 - Relating to Elections
HB 1336 - Relating to Criminal Justice Reform
SB 1 - Relating to Abortion

Capitol Convos is an opportunity for conservative Representatives to invite the public into the legislative session. We share information on what is going on at the capitol, how to get involved in the legislative process, address important community issues, and, answer your questions.

Capitol Convos airs live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5-6 PM on AM 690 & 94.3 FM The Answer.
Please feel free to call into the show and ask questions! (833) 296-8255.

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Use this LINK to view all available episodes of Capitol Convos!

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns that you would like to be addressed by your Representatives, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Visit the capitol website for contact information. 

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