In this group, George Yakowenko, a member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board, No. 22, asked the status of any sunshine laws affecting neighborhood boards, and the need to make it easier for the board members to discuss business. HB1512 is still alive. The bill, introduced by Rep. Joey Manahan, who once worked for the Neighborhood Board Commission, allows two or more board members, but less than a quorum, to attend meetings related to board business. Mr. Yakowendo also had a question for lawmakers on whether they supported a Consitutional Convention. Both Rep. Kirk Caldwell and Rep. Roy Takumi indicated that, so far, they have not been convinced of the need for one, and that changes to the State constitution are major and should be well-considered.
Lawmakers who joined Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu were Kirk Caldwell, Pono Chong, Ken Ito, Roy Takumi, Ryan Yamane, Kyle Yamashita, and Senator Clarence Nishihara.