Friday, October 26, 2007

House hearing on amended Senate bill set for Monday

The House Finance and Transportation committees will hear input on the recently amended Senate version of a bill (SB1 SD1) to allow the Superferry to sail under new operating conditions while an environmental assessment is being conducted. The House will convene in a floor session at noon on Monday to accept the Senate bill and the hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. Click here for the hearing notice.


Monday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Auditorium, Chamber Level

The draft bill can be found on the Hawaii State Capitol Website. A hearing notice will be posted soon.

There are two ways to submit testimony – by hard copy delivered to the House Chief Clerk's Office (State Capitol, Room 027) or by Email. Either way, testifiers will be given a registration number, which will serve as their place number on the testifier's list. Testimony should be less than 5 pages in length.

Paper Hard Copy: One (1) original document may be hand-delivered to the House Chief Clerk's Office on the Chamber level of the State Capitol (Room 027). The testifier will be given a registration number for the testifiers' list.

Email: (**Please note that email addresses have changed for this hearing**) Testifiers should first determine whether they want to testify in person or just submit testimony for the record and not testify in person. To testify in person, email testimony to: Testifiers will receive a reply confirming acceptance of the testimony and their assigned registration number.

To submit testimony for the record, send email testimony to Testimony will be accepted until the end of the hearing, however, the earlier one submits testimony, the earlier they will be called to testify at the hearing as their registration serves as their placement on the testifier's list. The Chairs will go in numerical order.

After the start of the hearing, and once the chairs start to move through the testifier list, testimony that has been presented will be posted for public viewing online at the capitol website. After the hearing, testimony will be PDF-searchable.

Metered stalls at the State Capitol (Miller Street entrance), Iolani Palace, U.S. Post Office, Kalanimoku Building (entrance from Punchbowl Street or Beretania Street), City and County parking lot (entrance from South Street or Beretania Street), Department of Health (Punchbowl street entrance) and street parking along Richards Street. There are numerous public parking lots downtown, but the closest is at Alii Place (Alakea Street entrance)

The hearing will be live on Olelo, public access television, Channel 53.

Located directly outside the Auditorium for help with general information and questions, to track testifiers, confirm registration numbers, etc.

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