Akaka Bill: now what
A bill in this year’s Hawaii State Legislature relating to [Hawaiian] government—brackets are mine—is moving fast, I learned today, now headed for the House Finance committee and the Senate Ways and Means committee. It is H.B. No. 1627 H.D. 2 and the companion S.B. No. 1520 S.D.2.
Critics call it “the ‘Jr.-Boy Akaka bill’ offshoot (modified for implementation by the State instead of the Federal government).”
As of Wednesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a public decision making for Feb. 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m. in conference room 211, State Capitol.
To read and track the bills and to submit testimony, go to:
The committee chairs are:
Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Chair House Finance Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 306
Sen. David Y. Ige
Senate Ways and Means Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
Posted by Rebekah