SB317: Hearing Scheduled 2/7/2014 at 3:15pm

SB317 has been scheduled for a hearing by the Senate HWN & TEC Committees on FRI FEB 7, 2013 at 3:15pm.

SB317 re-designates the second Monday of October from “Discoverers’ Day” to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”.

Here is a link to the bill’s status page:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=317

You can submit testimony on the status page (use “submit testimony” button) OR by sending testimony via email to HWNTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

New Speaker Series 2014 Showcases Wai‘anae Coast Scholars: 2/25, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6

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February 3, 2014

Kamehameha Schools, MA‘O Organic Farms and UH Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge partner to celebrate the pursuit of post-secondary education

Scholar Series presenter Ileana Ruelas speaks with Nānākuli students during a visit to UH Mānoa.

Scholar Series presenter Ileana Ruelas speaks with Nānākuli students during a visit to UH Mānoa.

Honolulu, HI – Huliko‘a Kaiāulu is a new scholar speaker series created as an opportunity for Wai‘anae Coast ‘ohana to embrace higher education and celebrate examples of advanced learning in the community. The series was developed through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, MA‘O Organic Farms (Mala ‘Ai ‘Ōpio) and UH Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

The name Huliko‘a Kaiāulu refers to the “explorations of the Kaiāulu breeze” which is being used to poetically represent the research of the community. The series is a talk story and knowledge sharing session for Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate scholars to share their educational journey and research about the Wai‘anae Coast and Hawaiian cultural practices. All of the presenters are either from the Wai‘anae Coast, studying something relevant to the Wai‘anae Coast or their studies benefit the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture.

“This is a chance for our community to come out and support our future planners, lawyers, educators and professors as they continue to strive for academic excellence,” said Paula Ann Burgess-Tauala, director of the Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nānākuli (CLCN).

The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at CLCN from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features scholar Ileana Ruelas from Mā‘ili.

Ruelas will present the topic “Genealogy of Community Stories, Media Narratives & Legal Framing” which looks at the history of relationship to ʻāina at Makua in Wai‘anae.  This research traces the land struggle and cycles of community advocacy through storytelling, media, and legal framing.

The first presentation in the new Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series examines the community’s relationship with Makua Valley in Wai‘anae.

The first presentation in the new Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series examines
the community’s relationship with Makua Valley in Wai‘anae.

“Our hope for this series is that ‘talking about college’ will be an everyday conversation in our homes,” shared Burgess-Tauala, that we change the narrative of the Coast by sharing stories of success and we  promote lifelong learning.”

UH Mānoa representatives will also be available at each session to provide support regarding applications, financial aid, scholarships and admissions.

Additional presentations are scheduled for March 11th, April 15th and May 6th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at CLCN. Speaker names and topics will be posted to www.ksbe.edu/kapua. Events are free and a simple dinner will be provided to attendees. An RSVP is requested to assist with planning.

For more information or to RSVP for a presentation, call 668-1517 or email kapua@ksbe.edu. CLCN is located at 89-101 Farrington Hwy. (next to Ka Waihona o ka Na‘auao Public Charter School) in Nānākuli.

 

SB2687: Hearing Scheduled 2/7/14 at 10am

SB2687 has been scheduled for a hearing by the Senate JDL Committee on Friday February 7 at 10:00am.

SB2687 allows a victim of child sexual abuse to bring a civil action against victim’s abuser or an entity, except for the State or counties, when the entity was grossly negligent, if the statute of limitations for filing a civil claim has lapsed and the victim has not yet attained the age of fifty-five. Effective 4/23/2014.

Here is a link to the bill’s status page:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2687

You may also submit testimony on the status page (via “submit testimony” button) OR email testimony to JDLTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

SB2682: Hearing Scheduled 2/7/14 at 10am

SB2682 has been scheduled for a hearing by the Senate JDL committee on FEB 7 at 10:00am.

SB2682 requires public disclosure of financial disclosure statements filed by paid state board or commission members who have original terms of office for periods exceeding one year, have functions that are not solely advisory, and serve on boards of commissions that are authorized to approve contracts or expenditures valued at more than $1,000,000.

Here is a link to the bill’s status page:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2682

You can also submit testimony for the bill on the status page (via “submit testimony” button) OR send testimony via email to JDLTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

SB2245: Hearing Scheduled 2/5/14 at 9am

The Senate Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee has scheduled a hearing for SB2245 on February 5 at 9:00am.

SB2245 requires an insurer in a first party insurance claim to pay the claimant a fair amount within thirty days of a demand for payment of insurance benefits.

The House version of the bill (HB 2403) has also been scheduled for the same day.

Here is a link to the status pages of both bills:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2245

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2403

You can also submit testimony on the status page (via “submit testimony” button) OR send testimony via email to CPNTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov (for SB2245) and CPCTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov (for HB2403)

SB2223 Scheduled for Hearing 2/7/14 at 10am

SB 2223 has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate JDL Committee on FRI FEB 7 AT 10:00AM.

SB 2223 allows a family court to change the name of a minor child in a divorce proceeding of the parents if the child was the victim of child sexual abuse by either parent or if the court determines that the name change is in the best interests of the child when there has been no conviction of the parent for sexual abuse.

Here is a link to the bill’s status page:

You can also submit testimony to the committee on the status page (via “submit testimony” button) OR send your testimony via email to JDLTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov