Friday, July 23, 2010

Voters will pick Mayor & Prosecutor in September

The Honolulu City Council yesterday set the date for two special elections triggered by the resignations of Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Prosecutor Peter Carlisle. Both winner-take-all elections will be held on the date of the Primary Elections: September 18.

Read the Star-Advertiser article here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Act 195

HB 2289, Relating to Gift Certificates, has been named Act 195, becoming law today.

Read the Governor's Statement of Concern.

Gift cards bill to become law

The Governor's veto list was released yesterday, and NOT among the vetoes was HB 2289, Relating to Gift Certificates.

The bill will become law without the Governor's signature.

Read the KITV news story here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gift Cards bill on bubble

HB 2289, Relating to Gift Certificates was placed on the Governor's potential veto list on June 21st. The bill would extend the expiration date of gift cards from 2 to 5 years, would allow limited issuance or activation fees, and clarifies the definition of "gift certificate". This bill would basically conform to the federal CARD act.

Click here to view the letter to the Governor, urging her not to veto this bill.