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January Newsletter from Rep. Jo Jordan




The 2013 Legislative Session is at its midway point. I will be sending out an updated community newsletter later this month. In the meantime, I have included the January 2013 newsletter here.

I also invite you to tune into my Oleo show — “Jordan’s Jordan” with Jobie Masagatani, Chair of the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) regarding the Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission lawsuit and DHHL budget. The 2013 Legislative Session is a critical one for the future of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust and its beneficiaries in light a recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling in Nelson v. HCC. On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide DHHL with adequate funding or “sufficient sums” for administrative and operating expenses, but did not specify an exact amount. While DHHL can ask for sufficient sums, it is still up to the legislature to appropriate these resources. You can watch the show on Tuesday, March 12 at 11am on Channel 49. You can also view this show, all previous shows and get daily updates straight from my office by clicking like on my Facebook page.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 586-8460 or repjordan@capitol.hawaii.gov. I greatly appreciate your input!


Jo Jordan, Representative
44th District
Waianae, Makaha, Makua, portion of Maili

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Testimony Needed for 3/14 Hearing Relating to Contracts

SB 1265 SD1 has been scheduled for 3/14-

SB 1265 SD1 Realting to contracts: Exempts an owner’s agreement with an attorney to file a claim as to identified property or contest the administrator’s denial of a claim from the application of section 523A-25, Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that an owner’s agreement with an attorney that provides for compensation shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the total value of the property.


My Intern Ana Grovdez & Nānākuli High School Prom

My Intenational exchange student from Macedonia, Ana Grozdev is currently a student at Nānākuli Highschool. She shared with us some photos from her March 9  Junior-Senior Prom at Hyatt Regency Waikiki!

Testimony Needed for 3/14 Hearing Relating to Thrill Craft

SB319 has been scheduled for 3/14-

SB 319 relating to Thrill Craft: Allows thrill craft to be used to conduct ocean cleanup activities. Requires the department of land and natural resources to adopt rules to implement such use of thrill craft.
Its was recognized  that thrill craft can be a very effective tool to clean up debris in near shore waters, such as pervasive plastic bags, and particularly with the anticipated onslaught of various sized debris from the 2012 Japan tsunami. However, there are concerns that the use of thrill craft may inordinately interfere with the activities of fisherman who earn their living fishing in the same waters in which thrill craft operate. For this reason, the intent in recommending passage of this measure is that the Department of Land and Natural Resources incorporate into its rules an accommodation for fishermen and seek their input accordingly in the rule-making process.

Testimony Needed for 3/15 Hearing Relating to Paternity

SB516 has been scheduled for 3/15-

SB 516 relating to Paternity: The purpose and intent of this measure is to remove the time bar on actions to declare the existence or nonexistence of a father and child relationship for certain proceedings.
According to the testimony submitted by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, many people in Hawaii seek to establish paternity for various purposes, including Hawaiian ancestry purposes to take advantage of programs and public benefits for themselves and for their children. Existing law does not permit a litigant to establish paternity if the given time periods have expired. This measure removes the time bar on actions to declare the existence or nonexistence of a father and child relationship for certain proceedings.