After nearly 10 hours of testimony from speakers that included the Governor, the House committees on Finance and Transportation voted to pass SB1 SD1 unamended. The bill now goes before the full House which will decide tomorrow whether or not the bill should pass Second Reading.
For the Committee of Transportation, there were 10 ayes, 0 noes and 3 excused. The votes were as follows: ayes: Nakasone, Pine, Evans, Lee, Nishimoto, Souki; ayes with reservations: Har, McKelvey, Sonson, Takamine; noes: none; excused: Meyer, Luke, Takumi.
For the Committee on Finance, there were 13 ayes, 2 noes and 3 excused. The votes were as follows: ayes: Lee, Brower, Chong, Magaoay, Mizuno, Nakasone, Sagum, Rhoads, Awana, Ward; ayes with reservations: Har, Manahan, M. Oshiro; noes: Carroll, Hanohano; excused: Tokioka, Meyer, Belatti.
The House will convene at 2 p.m. tomorrow.