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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:29 PM
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How long is the typical legislation session again? 40 days a year?
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Old February 7th, 2007, 12:36 AM
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How long is the typical legislation session again? 40 days a year?
60 actual legislative days barring any extension. Factor in 14 recess days, a handful of holidays and weekends you get around 80 days. The legislature usually adjourns first Thursday in May, this year on the 3rd.

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The state doesn't need an airplane.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 04:20 AM
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I know some legislators feel it is their duty to represent their constituents by instroducing whatever legislation is requested to be introduced by their constituents even if they may not personally agree with the content of the legislation.
So I'm curious as to who wanted to introduce that. Someone with an airplane to sell? The list of people who would benefit seem kinda small. That's why I'm not quite buying into the quote above.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Found out from another Forum it didn't PASS last night!

The airplane bill was introduced "by request" by Senator Hanabusa for State Rep. John Riki Karamatsu. That was revealed yesterday.


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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:22 PM
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Found out from another Forum it didn't PASS last night!

The airplane bill was introduced "by request" by Senator Hanabusa for State Rep. John Riki Karamatsu. That was revealed yesterday.


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So I google'd his name and discovered his blog. He's a young whippersnapper (32) which may explain why he thought having a State-owned aircraft was a good thing.

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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Da question remains ~ Good Golly Miss Molly! How come she couldn't rememba who gave it to her? She is the Senate President isn't she? OMG!!!

She betta buy a PLANNER or something!

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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Da question remains ~ Good Golly Miss Molly! How come she couldn't rememba who gave it to her? She is the Senate President isn't she? OMG!!!
Well, yeah, that doesn't look good. And she was running to be your US Senator? Yikes. Makes the makule guys like Inouye and Akaka look like geniuses!

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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:09 PM
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So I google'd his name and discovered his blog. He's a young whippersnapper (32) which may explain why he thought having a State-owned aircraft was a good thing.

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Who requested that Karamatsu introduce his bill or was the plane purchase really his idea? Was his bill marked "by request" as well? It's most common at the leg for there to be "companion" bills so that if one bill gets introduced in the House, it also gets introduced in the Senate and representatives and senators cooperate to introduce each other's companion bills.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Who requested that Karamatsu introduce his bill or was the plane purchase really his idea? Was his bill marked "by request" as well? It's most common at the leg for there to be "companion" bills so that if one bill gets introduced in the House, it also gets introduced in the Senate and representatives and senators cooperate to introduce each other's companion bills.
From his blog, Rep. Karamatsu is saying he introduced HB 336. It would be up to him to fess up whether it was his idea or one of his constituents'. But you gotta wonder, if the request came from one of the voters in his district, what were that person's motives? Did he have a slightly used aircraft he wanted to sell?

But even in Rep. Karamatsu's case: did he do any homework (like, couldn't he or his aides have looked into what the maintenance would have cost on the plane) before he submitted his bill, or was he just trying to score points for the number of bills he submitted? I would rather have a legislator submit fewer, more substantive bills than one who cluttered up the legislature with frivolous bills that took time away from debating more serious matters.

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House Bill 336, Appropriation for State-Owned Aircraft - Appropriates $1,900,000 for the department of transportation to purchase a state-owned aircraft to be used in the conduct of state business. Requires the department to adopt rules concerning the use and maintenance of the aircraft. (Rep. Karamatsu's Senate Companion Bill: Senate Bill 1977 introduced by Senator Hanabusa)
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Well I guess we know who's not gonna win the next election
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Can't they just rent helicopters?
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Or they could connect up with Hobart.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 06:01 PM
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DOH!!!!!
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Or they could take the SUPERFERRY!!!

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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:36 PM
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Or they could take the SUPERFERRY!!!

They could hold their meetings on the Superferry. There'd be enough time to get most of their agenda accomplished while on board the boat. Does the State use filibusters often? When the boat gets to its destination, they could then go on their junkets (just like Djou et al are going to Paris in the springtime to check out the "trams on rubber tires" that Honolulu might be buying).

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