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Photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined families in Waipahu for the grand re-opening of Waipahu Tower – an affordable rental apartment complex that was refurbished through a public-private partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and the Ahe Group. The affordable housing developer secured financing and affordable housing tax credits from the Hawai‘i Housing Finance ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor joins Waipahu Tower residents at grand re-opening of 62 refurbished affordable rental units

Governor Ige’s statement on death of Hawai‘i County police officer It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere condolences to Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa’s family, his loved ones and his colleagues. He was a highly regarded 10-year veteran of the Hawai‘i Police Department who will be greatly missed. As we mourn this ...
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Video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he will veto eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list. They include: HB 1621 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION Part 1 of this measure prohibits merchants from charging any fee to repair, replace, or refund damaged or defective ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige vetoes eight bills, allows law enforcement standards board to become law

MEDIA ADVISORY July 10, 2018 WHAT: Media Availability — Veto Deadline WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. WHO: Governor David Ige WHERE: Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Office of the Governor — Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov Cindy ...
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Photos Video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law SB 2046 (Act 157) which prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks – the same devices used by the gunman in the deadly Las Vegas shooting. “I’m proud that Hawai‘i has one of the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs firearms bills, including bump stocks ban

MEDIA ADVISORY July 9, 2018 WHAT/WHEN: Bill signing ceremonies for Monday, July 9, 2018: Noon: Opioids Package: HB 1602 – Opioid Warning Label HB 2384 – Uniform Controlled Substances Act SB 2646 – Prescription Drugs SB 2247 – Opioid Antagonists SB 2244 – Workers’ Compensation 12:30 p.m.: HB 2259 – Marine Events 1:00 p.m.: Guns: ...
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Photos MAUI – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2293 at a bill signing ceremony on Maui, that aims to create more affordable housing on the Valley Isle, while keeping existing apartments affordable. The new law enables the state to preserve the affordable rentals at the Front Street Apartments by requiring the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor signs bill to preserve, create, affordable housing on Maui

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