Friday, January 18, 2008

Legislature 2008 - Day 3

At 11:00 a.m., the House and Senate majorities came together in the Rotunda to hold a press conference announcing the Joint Majority package. Click here to see the news release.
Photo: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro and Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland at the podium.

The House Session began at 12 noon. Rep. Sharon Har gave the Invocation. The House received communication from the Senate transmitting Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 which encourages the US Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring the WWII nisei soldiers. Rep. John Mizuno, one of the co-sponsors of the effort, spoke in favor. He indicated that both the California assembly and the Illinois legislature are considering similar initiatives. Click here to see his floor speech. Reps Awana, McKelvey, Marumoto, Ward, Karamatsu, Brower and Ching also stood and spoke in support.

The House adjourned at 12:30 p.m. and will reconvene on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in a joint session with the Senate for the Governor's State-of-the-State address.

Photo left to right: Reps Cindy Evans, Joe Bertram, Angus McKelvey and Ryan Yamane.

After the session, Reps. Angus McKelvey, Cindy Evans and Ryan Yamane held a press conference to unveil their fire protection and prevention package. Included are bills that propose "no pop" zones and prohibited zones for fireworks. Read the press release that was issued here.

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