Wai`anae Coast Senate and House Reapportionment: 8 March 2012 Summaries

Click here for the Senate District 21 PDF summary. Click the image to enlarge.

21ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT: This district is comprised of the 44th and portions of the 43rd Representative Districts and described as follows:

Beginning at the intersection of Kaena Military Reservation boundary and Oahu shoreline and running:

(1) Southeasterly along said shoreline to Saratoga Avenue extension;
(2) Northerly along said extension to Saratoga Avenue;
(3) Northerly along said road to Barbers Point School boundary;
(4) Northerly along said road to Barbers Point School boundary extension;
(5) Northerly along said boundary to Kapolei CDP boundary;
(6) Westerly along said boundary to Kalaeloa Boulevard;
(7) Northerly along said boulevard to Farrington Highway;
(8) Northwesterly along said highway to Palailai Gulch;
(9) Northerly along said gulch to Palehua Road;
(10) Northerly along said road to Waianae Ridge;
(11) Northwesterly along said ridge to Kaena Point State Park boundary;
(12) Northwesterly along said boundary to Kaena Military Reservation boundary;
(13) Westerly along said boundary to point of beginning.

Click here for the House District 44 PDF summary. Click the image to enlarge.

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Testimony Needed for Hawaiian Language Immersion Measures on March 21

HB 2875

requires that HI State Assessment Tests (HSA) for Hawaiian Language Immersion students in grades 3-6 be given in Hawaiian rather than English. Here is a link to the HB 2875:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2875

SCR 86

“REQUESTING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND AHA KAULEO KAIAPUNI HAWAII FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE OF THE READING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS ADMINISTERED TO STUDENTS IN GRADES THREE THROUGH SIX OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM AND FORMAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY STATUTE OR RULE OF AHA KAULEO KAIAPUNI HAWAII,” will be heard 3/21/12. Here is a link to the resolution:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=86

SCR 87

“REQUESTING A REVIEW OF THE STATE’S FUNDING FOR EXISTING ESL PROGRAMS AND HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS OFFERED IN HAWAII AND ANY DISPARITIES IN FUNDING FOR THE STATE’S TWO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES,” will be heard 3/21/12. Here is a link to the resolution:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=87

The committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Education (HWN/EDU) have scheduled a public hearing on the measures above on 03-21-12, 1:15PM, in conference room 225. You should submit testimony 24 hours in advance via e-mail at HWNtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov and EDUtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov (Note: Late testimony is also usually accepted, but may not make it into the official record).

Please support these measures, and spread the word.

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