REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SAFE, LEGAL, AND BENEFICIAL USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS IN HAWAII.REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER ON AGING TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW IN-HOME CARE SERVICES AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE AND URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO PROTECT CONSUMERS.URGING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO WORK WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO MAKE NECESSARY UPDATES TO ENSURE THAT TEXTUAL AND AUDIBLE INFORMATION FROM THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ARE MATCHED AND SYNCHRONIZED DURING TELEVISION BROADCASTS.URGING THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, AND OTHER CONCERNED AGENCIES OR JUDICIAL BODIES, TO TAKE NOTICE OF THE LEGISLATURE'S INTENT TO ENABLE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY AND EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, AND TO REMOVE OR REDUCE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYEES TO "FREE RIDE".REQUESTING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH A CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE VISITORS TO THE STATE ABOUT THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF OXYBENZONE SUNSCREEN ON CORAL REEFS AND TO ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO THE STATE TO REFRAIN FROM USING OXYBENZONE SUNSCREENS.URGING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, THE UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL, AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO CONSIDER WHETHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING OXYBENZONE SHOULD INCLUDE A WARNING LABEL THAT ADDRESSES HUMAN HEALTH RISKS.Lauren Matsumoto (Schofield, Mokulē‘ia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipi‘o Acres, Mililani) The House and Senate bills signed by the Governor today: HB1902 CD1: Creates the offense of sex trafficking where a person advances prostitution by the use of force, threat, fraud, or intimidation or where a minor is prostituted.
This year, the WLC expanded their membership to include women lawmakers at the City and County level.
The WLC co-conveners for 2016 are Senators Rosalyn H. Thielen and Representatives Della Au Bellati and Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto.
"I'm incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the Caucus this year," said Sen. "The bills we advocated for this session address serious concerns about violence against women and healthcare and will make a difference in the lives of women and children throughout the state." "I'm pleased that these important measures made it to the Governor's desk and are now law," said Sen. "There's much more work to be done to improve the lives of women and children here and I look forward to continuing these efforts with our colleagues in 2017.
Della Au Bellati (Makiki, Tantalus, Mc Cully, Pawa‘a, Mānoa) "The bills the Governor is signing today represents this Legislature's continued commitment to women and addressing key issues such as sex trafficking, HIV/STD, jury duty and breastfeeding, and veterans issues statewide.
While there is still more work to be done, I am incredibly proud of the work our bi-partisan caucus has accomplished this year and I look forward to continuing our work in the next legislative session," said Rep.
These new laws, however, demonstrate a strong commitment by our state to address health and safety concerns for women and families throughout Hawai‘i." "By collaborating with our community partners and all of our colleagues in the Legislature, the Caucus has been successful in passing laws and policies that will improve the health and well-being of women and families throughout the State.