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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a bill into law that broadens the offense of first degree murder. Previously, the offense has been narrowly defined and limited to rare cases in which there are multiple victims, the victim is killed by a hired killer or the victim was under the specific protection of the courts ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs first degree murder, parental rights measures into law

Warning signs at the Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor are advising the public to say clear of the area that may have been affected by a sewage release that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend. Sewage has puddled on roads within the harbor, with limited quantities spilling into nearby harbor waters. Harbor users are ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health urges public to stay clear of areas near Kewalo Small Boat Harbor

HONOLULU – Additional cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported to the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), increasing the number of confirmed cases to 31. DOH staff worked through the holiday weekend to conduct interviews with the newly identified cases in an effort to identify the cause of infection. “Identifying the source of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Additional cases of hepatitis A under investigation by Hawaii State Department of Health

BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:  2:00pm         HB 2169 Relating to Social Workers Clarifies the supervision requirements for the licensure of clinical  social workers. This includes allowing the option to fulfill all or part of the face-to-face requirements through video conference service. 2:30pm         SB 2811 Relating to Parental Rights Allows parental rights to be terminated ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies for Wednesday July 6

  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