Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Bling and Bowties Event


On the evening of Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30 P.M., I attended the Bling and Bowties event with Hawaii State Representative Clift Tsuji, Jon Nishihara, Allen Yadao, and others held at the M in Restaurant Row in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event celebrated Representative Clift Tsuji’s son Ryan Kalei Tsuji’s birthday and funds raised went to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Evening of 2/1/2013


On the evening of February 1, 2012, I spent time with 9 other Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys at Che Pasta in Downtown Honolulu. Hawaii House Judiciary Chairman Karl Rhoads and his wife was there as well. I introduced him to all the attorneys. I am very appreciative of Chair Rhoads work in the legislature and he does a very good job in chairing the House Judicary Committee.

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Marijuana


On February 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., on behalf of the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, I testified in opposition to HB699 that authorizes persons 21 years of age or older to consume or possess limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. Provides for the licensing of marijuana cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, safety testing facilities, and retail stores. Applies an excise tax on transactions between marijuana establishments.

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Supporting Early Childhood Education


On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro testified before the House Education Committee in support of the following bills:

HB853 proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, as provided by law, to help the State meet its goal of providing an early learning system for the children of Hawaii.

HB862 establishes the School Readiness Program within the early learning system.

HB864 establishes the Early Childhood Education Program within the early learning system.

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro believes we must support early education as studies show it plays a role in reducing crime.

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Supporting Alternative Schools and Early Childhood Education


On February 1, 2013 at 1:15 P.M., Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro testified before the Senate Education Committee and Judiciary and Labor Committee in support of SB419 that appropriates funds to the DOE for 2 additional alternative schools to facilitate the ongoing education of juveniles involved in the justice system. Kaneshiro believes we must help at-risk youth through education.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro also testified in support of SB1084 that proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, as provided by law, to help the State meet its goal of providing an early learning system for the children of Hawaii. Studies have shown that at-risk children who had early childhood education were less likely to commit crimes.

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Regulation for Breeding Dogs


On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. on behalf of the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, I testified before the Hawaii House Economic Development and Business Committee in support of HB233 (Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney bill) that establishes licensing requirements and minimum standards of care for commercial dog breeders.

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