Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Update on SB2818 SD2 HD3 - Working Group Recommendations to Chapter 341 HRS

The House Committee on Finance recommended that SB2818 SD2 HD2 be deferred, thus choosing at this point to not consider the Working Group's recommendations embodied in SB2818 SD2 HD3.

Working Group Recommendations for Ch. 343 - SB2957 SD1 HD2

Senator Gabbard has released the Working Group recommendations for Chapter 343 HRS in a proposed SB2957 SD1 HD2. The House Committee on Judiciary is supposed to hear the bill next, but the Committee has not yet scheduled a time. Please check back here or the SB2957's profile page at the capitol website for updates.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Working Group Recommendation for Ch. 341 - SB2818 SD2 HD3

The Working Group presented its recommended amendments to SB2818 today to the House Committee on Finance. The working group, convened by Senator Gabbard, completed its work on Monday and submitted its consensus version of SB2818 SD2 HD3 attached to Professor Antolini's testimony. The testimony and version HD3 should be available on the Legislature website by Monday at the latest.

Until then, the Working Group version of SB2818 SD2 HD3 can be downloaded here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Upcoming JUD Hearing for SB2818 SD2 HD1

The House Committee on Judiciary will hear SB2818 SD2 HD1 on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm. As the bill moves through the House Committee hearings, the Working Group appointed by Senator Gabbard continues to meet to reach agreement on concerns raised during previous testimony.

Friday, March 12, 2010

House Amends SB2818 SD2 to SB2818 SD2 HD1

Yesterday, the joint-meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection (EEP), the Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources (WLO), and the Committee on Economic Vitalization, Business, & Military Affairs (EBM) recommended passing SB2818 SD2, and amended it to SB2818 SD2 HD1.

The committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Morita, Coffman, Cabanilla, Chang, Chong, Har, C. Lee, Luke, Ching, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Herkes, Sagum; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ito.

The committees on WLO recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Har, Cabanilla, Chang, Chong, Coffman, C. Lee, Luke, Morita, Ching, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Herkes, Sagum; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ito.

The committees on EBM recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) McKelvey, Choy, Evans, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 5 Excused: Representative(s) Berg, Manahan, Takai, Wakai, Wooley.

The amended House version 1 eliminates Sections 2-9 of SB2818 SD2, which all propose amendments to Chapter 343, and retains only Section 1 of SB2818 SD2, which proposes amendments to Chapter 341. HD1 also changes the effective date to July 1, 2010 and makes minor changes for consistency and style.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update: SB2818 Now SD2; Hearing Today

After the Feb. 26 meeting of WAM, SB2818 was passed and amended to SD 2. The bill then passed over to the House on March 2 and passed its first reading there March 3.

It will be heard today, March 9, at 11:15 AM by a joint committee hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection (EEP), the Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources (WLO), and the Committee on Economic Vitalization, Business, & Military Affairs (EBM).