Town Hall Meeting – 2017

Talk Story in Pahoa with Senator Ruderman and Representative Joy San Buenaventura

Puna Senator Ruderman and Representative San Buenaventura co-presented slides to inform and share information about their progress in the 2017 Legislative session. The meeting kicked off with certificate presentation to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for their Centinial Celebration. Staff introductions were made, refreshments were served to a large crowd of constituents.

Event Slides

2017 CIP /  GIA Requests 

HB 835 – Alternative Route to Hawaii 130

HB 196 – Waterwater Management

SB 839 – Puna Agricultural Park

SB 826 – Puna Distance Learning Center

SB 841 / HB 1200 – Phoiki Safe Swimming Area

 

Agriculture and Food

SB 830 – Food Forests

SB 839 – Puna Agricultural Park

SB 1168 (HB 783) – Puna Agricltural Park

SB 846 – Permits the sale of raw milk

 

Good Government

SB 834 – Video Conferencing

SB 836 – Allows DOE to provide Sex Trafficking training to teachers

SB 811 – Automatic Voter Registration

SB 813 – Campaign Contributions; Legislative Sessions; Fundraisers

SB 1066 – Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Postponed Elections; Election Results; Election Expenses; Appropriation ($)

SB 824 – Elections; Ranked Choice Method

SB 827 – Legislative Term Limits; Constitutional Amendment (ConAm)

SB 832 – Initiative; Enabling Legislation

HB 401 – Highways; Traffic Congestion; State Highway Fund; Rental Motor Vehicle Customer Facility Charge; Tax Deduction

SB 810 – Prohibits neo pesticides

SB 817 – One electric vehicle

SB 29 – Peticide Buffer Zones

 

Health Care Concerns

SB 823 – Coverage for naturopathic healthcare

SB 837 – Fee on sugar sweetend beverages

SB 272 – Rat Lungworm – Apprpriates funds to UHH for programs, studies

SB 1129 – Death with Dignity Act – A terminally ill patient may get a prescription for end of life medicine. Protects family left behind. (House version of bill is dead)

HB 837 / SB 820 – Emergency Medical Services; Advanced Life Support Ambulance; Puna; Appropriation ($)

HB 836 – Medical Cannabis transportation

HB 197 – Suboxone

 

Community Concerns

SB 1169 – Low income housing

SB 815 – Albezia

HB 172 / SB 845 – Albezia

HB 1275 – Private Roads

 

Legal Issues

HB 80 – Anolement, Divorce and Separation – Automatic restraining order.

HB 193 – Property Exemptions – A safety net of for assets like mortgages.

HB 192 – Relating to Homeowners Associations

HB 671 – Relating to Equal Pay – Prohibits secrecy / retaliation

HB 674 – Relating to child care providers –

HB 1274 – Relating to Courts

HB 1501 – Relating to Drug Paraphenalia

 

Other Issues

SB 816 / HB 171 (HCR 4) – Asset fortefiture – must be convicted before property can be taken.

SB 1012 – Increase state fuel tax, registration fees and weight tax.

GET Surcharge Bills SB 1183 and HB 349

 

Sugestions for State Laws

Dozens of questions were taken from constituents.

 

 

 

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