Steve Canales of the Hawaii Democratic Party Labor Caucus

With Steve Canales, Chair of The Democratic Party Labor Caucus

With Steve Canales, Chair of The Democratic Party
Labor Caucus 1/16/13

We Introduced two bills proposed by Steve Canales and the Democratic Party Labor Caucus, they are:

SB1263/HB1057 –Meal Breaks: Requires employers to provide meal breaks for employees who work more than a total of five hours a day. Imposes penalties on employers who fail to provide meal breaks. Clarifies that the employer’s liability is based on an employee’s regular wage at the time the infraction occurred.

SB1264/HB753 – Voluntary Wellness Programs: Allows healthcare insurers, employers, and medicaid programs to offer voluntary wellness programs. Establishes what a wellness program may and may not use as rewards or incentives for participation in a wellness program. Protects confidentiality of participants in a wellness program.

Please Join the upcoming Lā Wahi Hānai event 2/16!

Aloha Kākou!

La Wahi Hanai

Come join us for our upcoming Lā Wahi Hānai!

Date: February 16, 2013

Time: 8:00-10:30am

Where: Nānākuli Elementary

Plant focus is turnip!

Please see above flyer for more details about what to bring. Share the flyer and invite friends and ‘ohana!

Come when you can; leave when you have to. For more information contact:

Sanoe Marfil: Program Associate                Office: 808.620.9041  Cell: 808.306.8161

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith testifies

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Listening to Steven Tyler’s testimony this morning.

For the story click here.

Photo update 2/9/13 by JS:

Steven Tyler testifying on SB 465 on 2/8/13. Photo by Craig T. Kojima, Star-Advertiser.

Steven Tyler testifying on SB 465 on 2/8/13. Photo by Craig T. Kojima, Star-Advertiser.


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Front Row: Catherine Lathrop, Kale Lyman, Sen. Shimabukuro. Back Row: Jae Bonarek and Adam Moran.


K-9 Kokua dog rescue advocates from the Wai`anae Coast visited Maile on 2/8/13, “Humane Lobby Day.” The advocates are supporting various animal cruelty and puppy mill bills, such as SBs 7, 8, 9, and 414. For more information, visit:

SB 368 Relating to plastic Bag Labeling HEARING Scheduled for 2/12/13


I am hoping you will please submit testimony in support of SB 318:


Prohibits the sale of any plastic carryout bag that is labeled inconsistently with ASTM International standards for the degradability of plastic products. Requires manufacturers and suppliers to furnish members of the public with information and documentation demonstrating compliance with this Act within ninety days of request. Takes effect 1/1/2014.

A joint Senate Committee on Energy and Environment and Economic Development, Government Operations, and Housing has scheduled a public hearing for:

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time: 3:00  p.m.

Place: Conference Room 225

State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

Wai’anae car seat checkup is on: Sat. Feb. 16

02162013 Car Seat Checkup

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Courtesy of:
Ruby Rellin
Trans.Supervisor/Car Seat Coordinator
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Register for the Spring Wai’anae Youth Sailing Program!

2013 WYSP spring flyer

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