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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a bill into law that requires insurers to cover reimbursement of contraceptive supplies, and another measure that requires insurance companies in the state to provide coverage for screenings of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. Here is a complete list of bills signed by Gov. Ige during ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs 13 bills into law, including women’s health, safety measures

(HONOLULU) – Some campers, using the Makua section of the Ka’ena Point State Park Reserve over the holiday weekend, left piles of rubbish, toilet paper and human waste scattered throughout the vegetation. DLNR Division of State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell said, “The continued disrespect of the Makua section and of the Keawaula section of the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State parks considers management options for Makua section of Ka’ena Point State Park Reserve

Complaints from Hikers & Mountain Bikers Prompt Enforcement (KAHULUI, MAUI) –46 criminal citations were written and 10 off-road motorcycles were impounded as evidence after officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) observed illegal dirt biking in Maui’s Kula Forest Reserve on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Officers cited one juvenile and nine ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Illegal dirt bike racing in Kula Forest Reserve results in 46 citations

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former Maui County Mayor Elmer Cravalho, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FLAG ORDER: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Mayor and House Speaker Elmer Cravalho

BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: 2:00pm      HB 1041 Relating to Hunting: Establishes a statewide Game Management Advisory Commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Land and Natural Resources for policies and criteria regarding public hunting. 2:30pm      SB 2904 Relating to Aquatic Mitigation Banks: Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and operate aquatic ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business reports. Annual reports due in quarter three (July – September) can now be filed online at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST) September 30, 2016. Accepted forms of payment ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Third quarter Hawaii annual business reports due

BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: HB 1902 Relating to Sex Trafficking; Prostitution: 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. Classifies sex trafficking as a violent crime and a class A felony. HB 1907 Relating to ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies at YWCA

BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: 9:30am – HB 1578 Relating to Urn Theft: Establishes theft of an urn as a Class C felony 10:00am – HB 1753 Relating to Mopeds:  Requires registration, inspections and number plates for mopeds 10:30am – HB 1807 Relating to Military Leave: Authorizes reserve and National Guard members to receive paid military leave while on inactive-duty training 11:00am ...
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(HONOLULU) – Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) patrolled on land and in the ocean on this Independence Day holiday to keep ocean users safe during what’s become known as the Waikiki flotilla or Floatopia.  As of late afternoon only one person had been cited and no one had been ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Officers deal with underage drinking and boating violations during Waikiki flotilla

The presence of large groups of day-use visitors and overnight campers at Ka’ena Point State Park Reserve/Makua Section is prompting the DLNR Division of State Parks to investigate the possible implementation of management rules for this area.  On weekends and holiday weekends, in particular, users have left enormous piles of garbage, defecated in the beach shrubbery, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Division of State Parks reviews holiday weekend impacts at Makua