Sand Theft Bill Scheduled for Thurs 3/28/13

Aloha –

Please submit testimony in support of HB17, which has been scheduled for Thursday, 3/28/13, 10:30am, State Capitol basement (room 016). The bill does the following:

“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, and creates an exemption for public emergencies and traditional cultural practices. Ensures public lateral access along the shoreline by extending for two years the requirement that landowners remove human-induced, enhanced, or unmaintained vegetation interfering with such access and also extending DLNR’s enforcement duty to maintain such access. Extends the sunset date of Act 160, SLH 2010. Clarifies that Act 160, SLH 2010 does not alter or modify any agreement of the DLNR existing or executed on the effective date of Act 160. Effective 6/29/13. (SD1)

Use this link to submit testimony online:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=17

Please spread the word.

Mahalo,

Senator Maile Shimabukuro

586-7793

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

SCR 135 Hearing 3/28/13 Re. Voting Rights

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Will Espero, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

 SCR 135:

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO GRANT FULL VOTING RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Thursday, March 28, 2013

4:00 p.m.

Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs.

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

SCR 115 Re. Parole Hearing Thursday, 4:00pm

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Will Espero, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

 NOTICE OF HEARING 

SCR 115

REQUESTING THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY TO THOROUGHLY CONSIDER GRANTING PAROLE TO CLASS A, CLASS B, AND CLASS C FELONS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR MAXIMUM TERMS.

 Thursday, March 28, 2013

 4:00 p.m.

 Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs. 

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

ARMY NEWS: Soldiers assist with vision screenings at Naniakapono Elementary

 Recently, Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, partnered with the Lion’s Club to assist with grade school vision screenings at Naniakapono Elementary School.

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Read more about the Army’s School Partnership Program effort in today’s edition of the Hawaii Army Weekly or here at http://tinyurl.com/a9pj7yx

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

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March 22, 2013

Golden Dragons set sights on grade school vision screenings

WAIANAE – Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, “Golden Dragons,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, visited Nanaikapono Elementary School, March 11, to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to students.

The visit was part of the School Partnership Program and gave the Golden Dragons a chance to give a little back to the community.

“I grew up in an area that needed some help,” said 1st Lt. Timothy McCracken, 1-14th Inf. operations officer. “I remember Soldiers and members of the community coming and helping us out with projects around the school. So, I think this is really just giving back, and I think 1-14th Golden Dragons leading the way on this is a great way to have a positive influence on the community.”

Lions Club members organized the vision screening with club members from the Ewa Beach and Kapolei branches coming out to work with the Golden Dragons to test the kids.

“Back in the 30s, Helen Keller identified Lions Club International as being crusaders for the blind, and she was also deafblind,”

said Sam Fisk, the Lions Club vision screening organizer.

“So, we are crusaders for blind- and hearing-disabled individuals, whether they are young, old or in between. But our primary mission in Hawaii,” he continued, “is to deal with school children, because vision is so important to the education of children in terms of their ability to acquire new knowledge and to be successful as adults.”

Fisk also said that it would be difficult to make the vision screenings happen without military support.

“Many Lions are employed, so when we have a heavy schedule of morning screenings, there are only so many retired Lions we can depend on to come out on a weekday morning,” Fisk said. “The Soldiers … have been very helpful to us because they fill in manpower to enable us to accomplish our mission. It is a win-win situation because it’s a public relations opportunity with community service. The service men and women provide more than defense. They also provide support.”

Community service like this event doesn’t just benefit the students, school, community or unit. It can provide a benefit to the individual Soldier, as well.

“Based off of this experience, having the community involvement will help me with my communications skills,” said Spc.

Brandon Russell, a medic with 1-14th Inf. “Being part of the community involvement will also help me understand different people and different learning styles. And, further in my career, it will allow me to be more open to community, helping my Soldiers to be more involved, as well, and allowing the force to be more of a presence in the community.”

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Thank you for your consideration,

Amy

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Amy L. Bugala

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations

314 Sasaoka St.

BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF

Schofield Barracks, HI 96857

p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162

amy.bugala@us.army.mil

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