HONOLULU – Rep. Richard Lee Fale released the following statement in response to the agreement reached between the Governor's Office, Turtle Bay Resort and Public Land Trust today regarding the sale of over 650 acres for public conservation:
"Today's agreement is an example of collaboration and compromise for the greater good and I am grateful to all of those who worked together to make this a reality," said Fale.
"I hope today isn't the end of this community collaboration. There is still an opportunity for this agreement to yield benefits across the community if general obligation funds can be secured to maximize community benefit from the resources within that community and also offer a fiscally responsible and self-sustaining source of funding to improve infrastructure, especially in our schools. This is particularly important to our district because our rural schools often struggle to get the financial support they need."
In the 2014 legislative session, Fale introduced HCR 62, which urged the Governor to issue a larger general obligation bond as part of its deal to purchase conservation land around Turtle Bay Resort and use the additional money for infrastructure improvements in the Waialua and Kahuku School Complexes, the areas most directly impacted by Turtle Bay Resorts.
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Aloha Community Members,
I wanted to let you know that the attached resolution has been submitted for consideration and I will be sending out a news release about the resolution shortly. HCR 62 requests the use of general obligation bond revenue to not only purchase conservation easements around Turtle Bay but also use some of that money to help improve surrounding community infrastructure, particularly for schools within the Kahuku and Waialua school complexes.
I have communicated with several key influencers, including Governor Abercrombie's Deputy Chief of Staff Blake Oshiro, Doug Cole of the North Shore Land Trust, Ray L'Heureux of the Department of Education's Facilities and Maintenance Department and the representatives of Turtle Bay and all have been supportive of this concept. I also reached out to Sen. Clayton Hee's office to ask for his assistance in supporting this concept.
The community has expressed a real desire to advocate for the preservation of the undeveloped land surrounding Turtle Bay, the improvement of infrastructure in the surrounding communities – especially as relates to schools, and to preserve and potentially enhance job opportunities at home. I believe we have a unique opportunity with the ongoing negotiations between the State and Turtle Bay Resort to make major strides for our entire rural community. Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions and I hope I can count on your support should this resolution and idea be considered.
Rep Richard Lee Fale
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Rep. Fale questioned Blue Planet about HB1939 which mandates and
extends the clean energy initiative program goals to 2050 and the renewable portfolio standards to 100% clean energy by 2050, which may have a big impact on Kahuku and its surrounding areas.
"I have a bunch of farmers and local every day guys who wake up every morning with this (wind turbines) staring them in the face, and no one talked to them about it." - Rep Fale
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the House committee on Labor & Public Employment will be holding a hearing on HB1488, HB1623, HB1890, HB2136, HB2278, HB2580 regarding raising the minimum wage.
For more information visit: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/hearingnotices/HEARING_LAB_02-11-14_.HTM
The House Committee on Water and Land and the House Committee on Ocean Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs will have a hearing on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:30am will be broadcast live on Channel 54 and live on the Neighbor Islands.
For more legislative broadcasts please visit www.capitoltv.org/session.html
Today marks the first day of the legislative session for 2014. Thank you to all of you who stopped by my office to show your support and to voice your concerns and questions.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact my office at: (808) 586-6380.
My office has received a lot of calls about the special session that the governor has called, beginning October 28. This communication is going out to answer questions about how you can be involved in the scheduled special session. I want to be clear, I do not agree with the Governor's decision to call a special session. I believe it is a reckless and forced attempt to push major legislation without ample time for review and public input. That being said, the constitution allows the governor to call a special session. Therefore, if you want to have your voice heard on the same gender marriage issue, you will need to speak up during this special session.
If you are interested in submitting testimony on SB1- Hawaii Marriage Equity Act here are some guidelines:
Senate Bill 1 - SB1- Hawaii Marriage Equity Act is scheduled to be heard by the following committees. You can also express your views on SB1 by contacting the members of the following committees:
Drivers be advised of the following upcoming lane closures:
Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction between Makao Road and Haleaha Road on Friday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for pole replacements.
Lane closures on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction between Lau Place and Puakenikeni Road on Friday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for utility replacements.
Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the northbound direction between Kilani Avenue and Plantation Road on Monday, September 23, through Friday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for pole replacements.
Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the northbound direction between Ohelokai Road and Johnson Road on Thursday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for utility replacements.
You may have heard that the governor has called legislators back in to a Special Session on Oct 28 to discuss his proposed Marriage Equality bill. I have attached the bill here for your review and encourage you to call or email all the legislators to let them know how you feel about this Special Session and about the bill itself. A directory with all the contact information for legislators can be found at www.capitol.hawaii.gov.
HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aug 17, 2013
After years of sometimes heated discussion, transportation officials are considering shutting down the parking lot across from a popular North Shore beach to see if it can open up a traffic bottleneck in the area.
Over the past decade, more and more people have parked in the lot, and then jaywalk across Kamehameha Highway to see the turtles at Laniakea Beach. The resulting traffic jam often stretches for miles in either direction, making commuting a headache for residents.
Putting up a 1,200-foot long barrier to block the lot is a short-term solution that is being considered by transportation officials.
"The state Department of Transportation says it is a solution that would be very easy to bring in these concrete barriers to see whether denying access to the parking area will help improve the movement of traffic through this area," said state Rep. Richard Fale (R-Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Waiahole, Sunset Beach, Punaluu, Kaaawa).
According to Rep. Fale, the barriers will go up on a trial basis before the end of the year.
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The 2013 legislative session has come to a close but work continues in our community. It was an honor to represent you in the State House this year and I look forward to what we can continue to accomplish together in the coming months both in the district and in preparation for next session!
This session, my colleagues and I worked to mitigate Hawaii's already high cost of living, make government more transparent and accountable, and protect our residents while providing them an opportunity to thrive.
We succeeded in preventing many tax and fee increases and securing our state's financial footing. Despite increasingly optimistic economic projections, the Legislature proceeded with caution and made responsible decisions that will help to strengthen Hawaii’s bond rating for future investments.
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A number of new laws will become effective on July 1, 2013. The document below lists these new laws. Take a look to see what changes may impact you.
One notable law relates to highway safety. Act 74 prohibits drivers from using a "mobile electronic device" - including all cellular phones, laptops, digital photographic devices, and portable video game devices while operating a motor vehicle unless they are using a hands-free device. All drivers under 18 years of age are prohibited from using any hands-free device unless calling 9-1-1. The fine is between $100-$200 and doubles to $200-$400 in school and construction zones.
THE HISTORY OF WAIALUA SUGAR COMPANY
The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Preservation Committee will present a program on the history of the Waialua Sugar Company showcasing the plantation experience, on Saturday, June 22nd 6:00pm at the Historic Haleiwa Gym. The event will be sponsored by Carol Holmes Case of the Halstead Family.
The event will open with an offering of plantation-inspired refreshments and music and a variety of exhibitors, including the Hawaii Plantation Village and the Hawaiian Railway Society, displaying plantation-era artifacts, clothing and historic photos. Local historian Boyd Ready will present an illustrated talk on the history of the Plantation in the first half of the program followed by a brief talk on the evolution of Japanese women’s immigrant plantation clothing in Hawaii by author and historian Barbara Kawakami.
The second half of the program will feature stories from those who lived on the Sugar Plantation from the work ofDr. Warren Nishimoto, Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, and the UH Center for Oral History dramatized by local actors Nyla Fujii-Babb, Will Ha’o and Mel Vios. This will be the first time the dramatizations of the oral history narratives are performed. Acclaimed photojournalist Franco Salmoiraghi will end the program with a slideshow presentation of his documentary photographs of the Waialua Sugar Plantation and surrounding areas taken from 1970 to 2000.
The books Talking Hawaii’s Story: Oral Histories of an Island People by the UH Oral History Center and Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii 1885 to 1941 by Barbara Kawakami will be available for purchase.
Hope you can come out and celebrate our plantation heritage. See flyer below for more details!
on Friday, May 10.
Register now, by clicking here.
I hope to see you there!
Rep. Fale Recognizes Kahuku High School For Athletic Excellence
|HB2||RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.|
|HB3 HD1||RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.|
|HB4||RELATING TO AGING.|
|HB5||RELATING TO HEALTH.|
|HB263||RELATING TO MEDICAID.|
|HB264||RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.|
|HB265||RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.|
|HB266 HD1 SD1||RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.|
|HB267||RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.|
|HB268||RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.|
|HB300 HD1||RELATING TO INFORMED VOTING.|
|HB301||RELATING TO SCHOOL SAFETY.|
|HB303||RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.|
|HB304||RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.|
|HB305||RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.|
|HB306||RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.|
|HB307||RELATING TO BREASTFEEDING.|
|HB308||RELATING TO A TREATMENT COURT FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS.|
|HB309||RELATING TO CRITICAL ACCESS AND RURAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.|
|HB310||RELATING TO DEPOSITS SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.|
|HB311||RELATING TO RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING.|
|HB312||RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.|
|HB313||RELATING TO VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES.|
|HB314||RELATING TO FUNDING.|
|HB315||RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTING.|
|HB316||RELATING TO ELECTIONS.|
|HB317||RELATING TO THE PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.|
|HB318 HD1||RELATING TO AUDITING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.|
|HB319||RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.|
|HB320||RELATING TO INFORMATION.|
|HB461||RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.|
|HB467||RELATING TO TAXATION.|
|HB469||RELATING TO MOTION PICTURES, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION.|
|HB551 HD2||RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.|
|HB553||RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.|
|HB555 HD1||RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.|
|HB557||RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.|
|HB558||RELATING TO ENERGY.|
|HB559 HD1||RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.|
|HB560 HD1||RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING URBAN GARDENING.|
|HB568 HD1||RELATING TO THE ELECTIONS COMMISSION.|
|HB583||RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.|
|HB683||RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS.|
|HB684||RELATING TO EDUCATION.|
|HB685||RELATING TO GAMBLING.|
|HB701||RELATING TO WASTE DISPOSAL.|
|HB703||RELATING TO MEMORIALS.|
|HB1018||RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.|
|HB1020||PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 23, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO RESERVE MARRIAGE TO RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.|
|HB1021||RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.|
|HB1133 SD2||RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND.|
|HB1134||RELATING TO THE PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.|
|HB1369||RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.|
|HB1370||RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.|
|HB1371||RELATING TO SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A MINOR AGE TWELVE OR YOUNGER.|
|HB1372||RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.|
|HB1373||RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.|
|HB1374 HD1||RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.|
|HB1375 SD2||RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.|
|HB1376||RELATING TO EDUCATION.|
|HB1448||RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.|
|HB1449||RELATING TO ELECTRICITY RATES.|
|HB1469||RELATING TO SMOKING.|
|HB1475||RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.|
|HB1476||RELATING TO HEALTH.|
|HB1477||RELATING TO SCHOOL SAFETY TASK FORCE.|
|HCR41||REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO RENAME THE KILAUEA POINT LIGHTHOUSE LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI, HAWAII, IN HONOR OF THE LATE SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE.|
|HCR42||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE, WHEN APPROPRIATE, ROUTE 200 ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII AS THE DANIEL K. INOUYE LEGACY HIGHWAY.|
|HCR110||AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAWAILOA, WAIALUA, OAHU, FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF EXISTING ROCK AND CONCRETE SEAWALL AND IMPROVEMENTS.|
|HCR209||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADD A MANDATORY COURSE IN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LITERACY TO THE EXISTING PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.|
|HCR210||STRONGLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INFORM FAMILIES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF FREE IMMUNIZATIONS TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS UNDER TWENTY-ONE YEARS THROUGH THE HAWAII EARLY PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT PROGRAM.|
|HCR214||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CREATION OF A CROWDFUNDING PROGRAM.|
|HCR215||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY.|
|HCR229||DECLARING OCTOBER AS "FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH" IN HAWAII AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENT A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.|
|HCR230||SUPPORTING THE PHASE OUT OF THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH AN EXPANDED STATEWIDE CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM.|
|HCR232||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE RE-USE OF R-1 WATER FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES IN CENTRAL OAHU.|
|HCR233||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AGRICULTURAL THEFT TASK FORCE.|
|HCR234||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO EXPAND SCHOOL-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS AND INCREASE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THOSE PROGRAMS.|
|HCR235||REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.|
|HCR236||URGING THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES TO SUSPEND THE AUTOMATIC SALARY INCREASE AND EXTEND THE SALARY REDUCTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE UNTIL HAWAII'S ECONOMIC FORECAST REFLECTS GREATER GROWTH AND VITALITY.|
|HCR237||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO DESIGN PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW HAWAII STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO FACILITATE HAWAII'S GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTIONS.|
|HCR241||EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI AND EXTENDING CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN.|
|HR101||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF ASH GENERATED AT INCINERATION FACILITIES FOR OFFSITE RECYCLING.|
|HR165||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADD A MANDATORY COURSE IN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LITERACY TO THE EXISTING PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.|
|HR166||STRONGLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INFORM FAMILIES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF FREE IMMUNIZATIONS TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS UNDER TWENTY-ONE YEARS THROUGH THE HAWAII EARLY PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT PROGRAM.|
|HR170||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CREATION OF A CROWDFUNDING PROGRAM.|
|HR171||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY.|
|HR183||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN THE REFLECTING POOLS SURROUNDING THE STATE CAPITOL.|
|HR184||DECLARING OCTOBER AS "FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH" IN HAWAII AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENT A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.|
|HR185||SUPPORTING THE PHASE OUT OF THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH AN EXPANDED STATEWIDE CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM.|
|HR187||REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE RE-USE OF R-1 WATER FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES IN CENTRAL OAHU.|
|HR189||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO EXPAND SCHOOL-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS AND INCREASE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THOSE PROGRAMS.|
|HR190||REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.|
|HR191||URGING THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES TO SUSPEND THE AUTOMATIC SALARY INCREASE AND EXTEND THE SALARY REDUCTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE UNTIL HAWAII'S ECONOMIC FORECAST REFLECTS GREATER GROWTH AND VITALITY.|
|HR192||REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO DESIGN PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW HAWAII STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO FACILITATE HAWAII'S GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTIONS.|
|HR197||RECOGNIZING KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL FOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE IN WINNING THE HAWAII STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN WINNING THE HAWAII STATE "WE THE PEOPLE: THE CITIZEN AND THE CONSTITUTION" COMPETITION.|
|HR203||EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI AND EXTENDING CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN.|
Click on the link below to download the 2013 Legislative Wrap-Up from Representative Fale.
Sept 5, 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunset Elementary School
|"Traffic" - Invited guest State Dept of Transportation|
Sept 10, 2013
|6:30pm - 8:00pm||Hale'iwa Elementary School||"Community Development" - Invited guest Kamehameha Schools|
|Sept 17, 2013||6:30pm - 8:00pm||Ka'a'awa Elementary School||"Education" - Invited guest State Department of Education|
|Sept 25, 2013||6:30pm - 8:00pm||Kahuku Intermediate & High School||"Drainage & Facilities" - Invited guest State Department of Education|