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Five statewide ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Hawaii.
The 2014 legislative session began on January 15, 2014 and concluded on May 1, 2014. All five of the certified measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Hawaii Legislature. Lawmakers can place amendments on the ballot either via a two-thirds vote in both the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives during one legislative session or by a simple majority vote in both chambers, held in two successive sessions of the legislature.
Issues that will appear on the ballot include:
- Since 1992, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Hawaii. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year based on the number of certified measures.
- From 1992 to 2013, the number of measures on a statewide ballot has ranged from two to eight.
- Since 1992, 30 of 40, or 75 percent, of Hawaii ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 10 of 40, or 25 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the Ballot
(See also: 2014 ballot measures)
All 5 are Legislatively-referred constitutional amendments (LRCA).
A proposal to shoot off seized pyrotechnics at a site in Nanakuli has some concerned
By Leila Fujimori
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2014
Nanakuli residents will get a chance to air their concerns this week on a proposal to dispose of a large cache of fireworks — remnants of the fatal 2011 Waikele storage bunker explosion — by shooting them off at a property in their neighborhood.
See ‘Sen. Shimabukuro Strongly Opposed to Emergency Permit Request for Treatment and Storage of Waste Fireworks from Grucci and Landowner‘ 10/17/14
The U.S. Department of Treasury tapped Grucci Inc., a professional fireworks display company, to dispose of the fireworks, which were seized after being illegally shipped to Honolulu, said Steven Chang, chief of the Department of Health’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch.
A public notice ran in Tuesday’s legal ad section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that said Grucci was seeking an emergency permit to store and dispose of fireworks, but the notice failed to provide any information on a comment period.
The Health Department has until Nov. 28 to receive public comment before it may grant a 90-day permit, which is expected to be renewed for another 90 days, to Grucci to set off 5,400 pyrotechnic devices on a property owned by Robert Hoohuli at 87-879 Paakea Road. Continue reading