Maili Boy Does Good: Tristan Aldeguer

Tristan Aldeguer and Senator Shimabukuro

Twenty-nine-year-old Tristan Aldeguer, a Wai`anae High graduate and Maili resident, has been nominated to serve on the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board by Governor Neil Abercrombie. His confirmation hearing before the Senate is on 3/20/12. Mr. Aldeguer is a regional safety manager for DCK Pacific Construction, LLC.

The description of GM798 reads: “Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, TRISTAN ALDEGUER, for a term to expire 6-30-2016.”  The committee on Judiciary and Labor (JDL) has scheduled a public hearing on 03-20-12, 10:15AM in conference room 016.

Here is a link to the measure:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=GM&billnumber=798

“Congratulations to Tristan and his family for this honor,” said Sen. Shimabukuro.  “We were surprised to discover that our grandparents both lived on Hila Street in Maili and knew each other as neighbors.”

“I am proud of the achievements of this young man,” said Shimabukuro, “and grateful that he is willing to use his skills to serve in government,”

Maili Resident Cynthia Rezentes Testifies in Support of Bill to Regulate Commercial Activity in the Ocean

Cynthia Rezentes before the Senate in support of HB2682

On 3/19/12, Cynthia Rezentes appeared before the Senate in support of HB2682, which authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to regulate the commercial use of state waters and marine resources. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB2682 HD1).  Here is a link to the status of the bill:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2682

Testimony Needed for Family Abandonment Bill on 3/21/12

SB3008

allows impoverished family court plaintiffs and petitioners to serve notice by posting pleadings at the courthouse in lieu of notice by publication, subject to order of the court, demonstration of a diligent search, and mailing of the pleadings to the defendant or respondent, and to the defendant’s or respondent’s closest known relative. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB3008 HD1)
The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee (JUD) on Wednesday, 03-21-12, 2:15PM in House conference room 325. Please email testimony to JUDtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov 24 hours prior to the hearing. (Note: Late testimony is usually accepted, but may not make it into the official record).

Here is a link to the bill:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=3008

Contact my aide, Wally Inglis, if you need assistance or have any questions, at 586-7793.

Please spread the word.

Testimony Needed for Sand Preservation Bill on Wednesday 3/21/12

SB 2305

deletes the “one-gallon per person per day” exception to the prohibition against the removal of sand and other beach or marine deposits, except for materials inadvertently taken, such as those carried away on the body, clothes, toys, recreational equipment, and bags. Creates an exemption for public emergencies and traditional cultural practices (SD2). The bill is scheduled to be heard by the Hawaiian Affairs Committee (HAW) on Wednesday, 03-21-12, 9:00AM, in House conference room 329.

Testimony should be emailed to HAWtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov 24 hours in advance. (Note: Late testimony is usually accepted, however it may not make it into the official record).

Here is a link to the bill’s status:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2305

Contact my aide, Wally Inglis, if you have any questions or need assistance, at 586-7793.

Please spread the word.