Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Late Friends and Mentors


I have lost a number of good friends who were also within my political circle: Hawaii Senator, Attorney, & Member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Nadao “Najo” Yoshinaga passed in 2009 at age 90, Hawaii Representative & Owner of Ameritone (Paint CO.) Bob Nakasone passed in 2008 at age 68, Attorney Eric Maehara passed in 2010 at age 63, President & CEO of Accucopy Consulting Group & Governmental Affairs, Scott H. Dunn who passed just recently at age 50. These are my mentors. Like me, they loved poltics, law, and business. I still feel their presence in this great challenge of bettering the human race and our world.

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Scott H. Dunn


On the evening of Wednesday, June 29, I attended the funeral for my friend Scott H. Dunn who passed away at age 50, which was held at Diamond Head Mortuary.  He was president and chief executive officer of Accucopy Consulting Group and Governmental Affairs. I became friends with him when I became a politician. Scott believed anything was possible. He called me his little brother. Scott would tell me in regards to my political career, “You know what kiddo, you may get there.” I am deeply saddened of his passing.

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2011 Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Bills Become Law


2011 Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney  Bills  Become Law 

H.B. 968 – Act 85: Extended the period of Domestic Abuse Protective Order from 90 days to 180 days.

S.B. 1068 – Act 135: Amended Cruelty to Animals in the First Degree to include, “Kills or attempts to kill any pet animal belonging to another person, without first obtaining legal authority or the consent of of the pet animal’s owner.”  Allowed Humane euthanasia of any animal by an animal control officer, duly incorporated humane society, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or duly authorized governmental agency in accordance with American Veterinary Medical Association accepted standards.  Also, allowed conduct which the actor believes to be necessary to avoid an imminent harm or evil to the actor, another person, or an animal; provided that the harm or evil sought to be avoided by such conduct is greater than that sought to be prevented by this section and is justifiable as provided in section 703-302 for choice of evils; provided further that, for purposes of this paragraph, as the justification described in section 703‑302 shall also apply to conduct which the actor believes to be necessary to avoid an imminent harm or evil to an animal.

H.B. 240 (H.B. 241 and H.B. 242) – Act 145: Promoting Prostitution Witness Security; Promoting Prostitution Increase Penalties; Habitual Solicitation of Prostitution Increase Penalties.  Other changes were made by the legislators.

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