Testimony Needed for Tire Dumping & Witness Line-Up Bills

Witness Line Up Bill to be Heard 2/7/12

SB 2304 increases fairness and objectivity in procedures for eyewitness identification of persons suspected of perpetrating an offense in live lineups and photo lineups. The bill will be heard by the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee on 2/7/12. The hearing notice is here:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/hearingnotices/HEARING_JDL_02-07-12_.HTM

Mahalo to Kat Brady of the Community Alliance on Prisons for suggesting SB2304.

Tire Bill to Be Heard 2/8/12

SB 3006 re-establishes the $1 motor vehicle tire surcharge to assist the DOH in its permitting, monitoring & enforcement activities re: illegal tire dumping, used tire management, collection, recycling and disposal facilities.

The bill will be heard on Wed, Feb 8, by the Senate Committees on Health (Sen. Josh Green, Chair) and Committee on Energy and Environment (Sen. Mike Gabbard, Chair) at 3:10 PM in Rm 229 at the capitol.

Here is the link to the Hearing Notice, which also includes a copy of the bill:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/hearingnotices/HEARING_HTH-ENE_02-08-12-2_.HTM

Mahalo to Mark Suiso for suggesting this critical measure to Sen. Shimabukuro. Please support this bill and spread the word.
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Testimony may be sent to WLHtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

Call Maile’s aide, Wally Inglis, at 586-7793 if you have any questions or need assistance

Testimony Needed for “Off-The-Grid” Housing, Sand Theft, & Hawaiian Immersion Bills

Off-The-Grid Housing Bill to be Heard 2/6/12

HB 2634, which requires DHHL to offer more vacant, infrastructure-free lots to beneficiaries, has been scheduled for hearing by the Hawaiian Affairs Committee (Chair, Rep. Faye Hanohano) and Water, Land & Ocean Resources Committee (Chair, Rep Jerry Chang) on Monday, February 6, at 9:00 am in Rm 325.

This is the House Companion to SB 2639, introduced by Senator Maile Shimabukuro.

Link to hearing notice and bill information:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2634

Hawaiian Language Immersion Bill to be Heard 2/8/12

HB 2875 (companion to SB 3009), requires that HI State Assessment Tests (HSA) for Hawaiian Language Immersion students in grades 3-6 be given in Hawaiian rather than English.

It will be heard by the House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, chaired by Rep. Faye Hanohano, on Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 AM in Rm 329. You may submit testimony either in person or by e-mail at HAWtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

Here is a link to the HB 2875:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2875

Please support this bill and spread the word. Mahalo to Kalehua Krug for suggesting this important measure to Sen. Shimabukuro.

Sand Theft Bill to be Heard. 2/9/12

SB 2305, which eliminates the “one gallon per person per day” allowance for taking sand, is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, Feb 9, at 1:15 PM. The bill will be heard by the Senate Committee on Water, Land & Housing. Sen Donovan Dela Cruz is the Chair.
Here is the link to the hearing notice, which also contains a copy of the bill.

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/hearingnotices/HEARING_WLH_02-09-12_.HTM
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Testimony may be sent to WLHtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

Call Maile’s aide, Wally Inglis, at 586-7793 if you have any questions or need assistance