Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pacific Business News’ Pau Hana at Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki


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With my friend Rick Escorpeso, a banker from First Hawaiian Bank at the Pacific Business News’ Pau Hana at Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Rick has been my friend for about 10 years since we met through our mutual friend, the late Eric Maehara, Esq. while we were hanging out at Hawaii State Representative Jerry Chang’s office during my time serving in the Hawaii State House of Representatives.
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Taking High School Students Around the Hawaii State Capitol


On Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 9:00 A.m. to 10:30 A.M., I took students from high schools from across the State, mostly from Mililani High School around the the Hawaii State Capitol.  First, I showed them the Hawaii State Senate and House Chambers.  Then we went to the Governor’s office and Lieutenant Governor’s Office.  Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui made a suprise appearance for the students.  I joked to the students and told them that they could vote for him someday when he runs for Governor.  I’m supporting Shan in his re-election bid for Lieutenant Governor and I will support him to be our Governor in 2018 or 2020, depending on what happens in the elections this year.  After, I took the students to the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd floors in that order.  I had Hawaii State Representatives Lauren Cheape Matsumoto, Beth Fukumoto, and Kaniela Ing, as well as Honoulu Councilman Stanley Chang talk to the students.  My dad, Richard Karamatsu was helping his friend Mr. Eric Kanemoto, a teacher in escorting the students.  I hope the student enjoyed themselves and were inspired to play a role in making our world better.

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First Lateral Deadline of the 2014 Hawaii State Legislature


2014 Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Bills (* and Bold = Alive) for the First Lateral Deadline of 2/14/14 

*HB1639 CPC, JUD – Unlicensed Contractors Fraud

*HB1640 JUD Computer Damage 

*HB1641 JUD Production of Stored Communication

*HB1642 JUD Revenge Porn

HB1643 CPC, JUD – Pen Register to Include Cell Phones

*HB1644 JUD – Computer Theft (Includes Cell Phones, Tablets, etc.)

HB1645 PBS, JUD – Repeat Offender Property Crimes

HB1646 PBS, FIN – New Prison

*HB1647 HD1 JUD, FIN – Honolulu Prosecutor Appropriation

SB2093 CPN, JDL – Unlicensed Contractor Fraud

*SB2094 SD1 TEC, JDL – Computer Damage

*SB2095 TEC, JDL – Production of Stored Communication

SB2096 JDL – Revenge Porn

*SB2097 TEC, JDL – Pen Register to Include Cell Phones

*SB2098 JDL – Computer Theft (Includes Cell Phones, Tablets, etc.)

SB2099 JDL, WAM – Repeat Offender Property Crimes

SB2100 PSM, WAM – New Prison

SB2101 PSM/JDL, WAM – Honolulu Prosecutor Appropriation

*SB2076 CPN, JDL (Hee) – Unlicensed Contractor Fraud

SB2027 PSM/EGH, WAM (Hee) – New Prison

*HB2080 HD1 JUD, FIN (McKelvey) – Computer Theft (Includes Cell Phones, Tablets, etc.) – JUD took most of our language

*HB1750 JUD (Mizuno) – Revenge Porn

Key 2013 Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Bills (* and Bold = Alive) for the First Lateral Deadline of 2/14/14

*HB236 HD1 JUD, FIN – Victim notification

*HB237 HD1 – Alternative Schools Appropriation

*SB419 SD1 – Alternative Schools Appropriation

*SB421 JDL – Enhanced Sentences Multiple Victims

*SB422 JDL – Mandatory Minimum Imprisonment w/o Possibility Parole/Probation for Certain Sex Assaults of Minor Under the Age of 12

*SB869 HTH/PSM/JDL – Victim notification

*SB873 SD2 HD1 CONFERENCE (Hee) – Collection of Restitution

*SB879 SD1 HD1 CONFERENCE (Hee) – Increase Witness Per Diem

*SB880 SD1 HD1 PBS, JUD (Hee) – Mandatory Minimum Imprisonment w/o Possibility Parole/Probation for Certain Sex Assaults of Minor Under the Age of 12 

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2014 Great Aloha Run


Today, Monday, February 17, 2014, I ran the Great Aloha Run for the 6th straight year with a time of 1:09:08, short of my 2013 time of 1:03:46. It rained a bit, but it was still a fun run!

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Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos’ ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET


On Sunday, February 16, 2014, I attended the Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos’ ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET at Empress Restaurant, Chinese Cultural Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.  I spoke to Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say, Hawaii State Representative Karl Rhoads, and Honolulu Councilman Stanley Chang.

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