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Photos Videos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 1911 (Act 148) authorizing the Department of Health to investigate care facilities reported to be operating without a certificate of license from the department. “We have seen more and more of these unlicensed care homes popping up across the state, and we just want ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs bills that support healthcare workers, crack down on unlicensed care facilities

Bill signing ceremonies will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018. They are as follows: At the Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room: 9:30 a.m. SB 122* – Mental Health Emergency – Notice to Family Members 10:00 a.m. SB 2087 – Rescue Tubes 10:30 a.m. HB 1916 – Alzheimer’s State Plan At the ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed the following bills into law on Thursday, July 5, 2018: SB 2790 (Act 105) Rights for Children in Foster Care – Replaces the guiding principles for children in foster care under the Child Protective Act, with the rights of children in foster care, and provides certain additional rights. Takes ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor David Ige signs 11 bills into law, including workers’ compensation, equal pay, Title IX

Photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2571, Act 104 — prohibiting the sale, offer of sale, and distribution of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate in Hawai‘i, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The purpose of this law is to preserve marine ecosystems, including coral reefs. Scientific studies have shows that oxybenzone and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor David Ige signs bill making Hawaii first in the world to ban certain sunscreens

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Flags to fly at half-staff to honor shooting victims at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice — Flags to fly at half-staff to honor shooting victims at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland

MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill signing ceremony for SB 2571 – Relating to Water Pollution: Bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider, beginning Jan. 1, 2021   WHO:                        Governor David Ige Key legislators Supporters ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Bill signing ceremony for SB 2571 – Relating to Water Pollution

Photos Facebook Live   HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has approved new affordable housing rules for Kakaʻako, a major step forward in the state’s efforts to expand living options for low and moderate-income families.   The amendments to the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kakaʻako include a 10-year restriction on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs new housing rules aimed at increasing affordable units in Kakaako

WHAT: News Conference: Affordable Housing — Signing ceremony for the 2018 proposed amendments to the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kaka‘ako WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: HCDA Boardroom 547 Queen Street, second floor This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — News Conference — Affordable Housing – Signing Ceremony HCDA proposed amendments

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the president has approved the state’s appeal of a Major Disaster Declaration for individual assistance for damage incurred as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu between April 13 and April 16, 2018. The approval paves the way for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige’s request for reconsideration of individual assistance approved for severe flooding, landslides on Kauai, Oahu