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May 4, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House and Senate Conference Committee meeting, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (00:19:50:04)
o     5/5/09      Tue           2:31 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
o     5/5/09      Tue           2:30 pm  Channel 54

Agenda:

The Conference Committee RECONVENED to resolve differences between the last House and Senate versions of the following:

HB 900, HD2, SD1     RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
               OHA Budget

     House Conferees:  Representatives Carroll/M. Oshiro, Co-Chairs; Ward
     (HAW, FIN)
     Senate Conferees:  Senators Hee, Chair; Kim, Co-Chair; Hemmings
     (WTL, WAM)

HB 200, HD1, SD1     RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
               State Budget

     House Conferees:  Representatives M. Oshiro, Chair; Aquino, Awana, Brower, Choy, Coffman, Har, Keith-Agaran, C. Lee, M. Lee, Nishimoto, Sagum, Tokioka, Wooley, Yamashita, Marumoto
     (FIN)
     Senate Conferees:  Senators Kim, Chair; Chun Oakland, English, Fukunaga, Galuteria, Hee, Hooser, Kidani, Kokubun, Tokuda, Tsutsui, Hemmings
     (WAM)
May 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Floor Session on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

May 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Floor Session on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

May 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Floor Session on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 52 (OAHU) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

May 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Floor Session on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 49 (FOCUS) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

May 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Floor Session on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 52 (OAHU) and tape delayed to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

May 7, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (03:49:46:11)
o     5/12/09  Tue           8:00 am  Channel 49
o     5/13/09  Wed        12:00 am  Channel 54  (Overnight)
May 7, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (01:11:00:00)
o     5/12/09  Tue           1:00 pm  Channel 49
o     5/13/09  Wed          4:49 am  Channel 54  (Overnight)
May 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (05:09:25:26)
o     5/12/09    Tue         12:03 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
o     5/12/09    Tue           8:00 am  Channel 53
May 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (04:20:18:06)
o     5/13/09    Wed          8:00 am  Channel 49
o     5/14/09    Thu         12:03 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
May 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The House Floor Session, which was originally broadcast on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:45:09:19)
o     5/12/09    Tue           1:30 pm  Channel 53
o     5/15/09    Fri           12:00 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
May 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) informational briefing on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to hear from experts about shark feeding in relation to commercial tours.

Presentation by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology about shark behavior and human interactions.
Presentation by Hawaii Shark Encounters about their shark tour operations.
Presentation by Surfrider Foundation from the perspective of ocean recreation users.
Presentation by Save Our Surf from the perspective of ocean recreation users.
Presentation by the Royal Order of Kamehameha concerning the Native Hawaiian perspective of sharks.
Presentation by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division regarding the state's jurisdiction over near shore waters.
Presentation by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding enforcement activities in federal waters.
Presentation by the NOAA Fisheries Service regarding federal jurisdiction.
May 15, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rebroadcast Schedule

The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment (ENE) and the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (WTL) informational briefing, which was originally broadcast on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. will be rebroadcast on the dates and times listed below.

Rebroadcasts (02:02:25:23)

o     5/19/09    Tue         12:00 am  Channel 54 (HITS overnight)
o     5/20/09    Wed        11:30 am  Channel 49

Agenda:

The purpose of this informational briefing was to hear from experts about shark feeding in relation to commercial tours.

Presentation by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology about shark behavior and human interactions.
Presentation by Hawaii Shark Encounters about their shark tour operations.
Presentation by Surfrider Foundation from the perspective of ocean recreation users.
Presentation by Save Our Surf from the perspective of ocean recreation users.
Presentation by the Royal Order of Kamehameha concerning the Native Hawaiian perspective of sharks.
Presentation by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division regarding the state's jurisdiction over near shore waters.
Presentation by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding enforcement activities in federal waters.
Presentation by the NOAA Fisheries Service regarding federal jurisdiction.
May 15, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The House Committee on Human Services (HUS) informational briefing on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., will be broadcast live on Oahu on Channel 53 (NATV) and live to the Neighbor Islands via HITS.  Rebroadcast times and dates will be announced when the information becomes available.

Agenda:
The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss the concerns with basic services under the supervision of Community Ties of America (CTA).  The briefing will also cover the renewal process of CTA'S contract with DHS.  The discussion will also center on possible improvements and proposals for CTA.

The briefing will identify concerns regarding possible conflicts of interest in the certification of Community Care Foster Family homes as well as concerns regarding case management, the current client referral system (discharge network), proper placement of clients and the difference in pay provided to private case managers and case managers under the supervision of CTA.

The need for regulation and oversight of private case management agencies will also be covered at this briefing.

Moreover, transfer of patients from Community Care Foster Family Homes will be discussed as well as the possible concerns regarding transfer trauma and what safeguards DHS, CTA and the operators of Foster Homes have in place to prevent such trauma to their patients.

The following organizations and/or individuals have been invited to participate:

Community Ties of America; and

The Department of Human Services; and

Adult Protective Services (DHS); and

The State Attorney General's Office; and

Hawaii Disability Rights Center; and

Case Management representatives; and

Hawaii Coalition of Caregivers Association:
Mila Ka'ahaanui
Lani Akee, President Adult Foster Homes Association
Myriam Tabaniag, President Adult Residential Care Homes; and

Other individuals or organizations related to caregivers, care home operators and adult foster home operators.

To ensure that all testifiers will have an adequate time to speak, please limit comments to 5 minutes per individual or group.

No public testimony will be accepted.