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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

HONOLULU –Kauai judge Trudy K.T. Senda sentenced care home operator Ailene Camacho yesterday to 30 days in jail, 4 years probation, and a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine for felony assault, due to Camacho leaving one of her clients to suffer from multiple bed sores while Camacho went on vacation, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. ...
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HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will close the Kamananui valley road (trail) in Moanalua for the month of July from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, starting from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday July 29, 2016. The weekday road closure is necessary for public safety due ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Kamananui Valley Road in Moanalua to close in July for maintenance

Heightened Security at Tracking Station Cuts Access HONOLULU — The United States Air Force has closed the Ka’ena Point Satellite Tracking Station Access Road due to a heightened security threat level. This road is the main access to the camping and hiking areas in Kuaokala Forest Reserve. Hikers and campers already in the area will ...
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HONOLULU —  The Farm to School Initiative is seeking qualified farmers and vendors to submit bids to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to various Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools statewide.  Local farmers are encouraged to submit their bids by July 13.  The invitation for bids (IFB) can be found at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/ifb-d17-005. Spearheaded by ...
Read More LT. GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Farm to school initiative asks farmers to submit bids