“These measures have direct relevance to the people of the Big Island.” Signing these bills here in Hilo allowed the legislators who introduced them to witness their becoming law alongside the very people who will be most affected. I applaud the members of our Legislature, including Hawaii Island legislators, for their leadership in advancing these important measures.” Gov. Abercrombie in a media release.
Senate Bill 3093 – Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii at Hilo to support its memorandum of agreement with RISE 21st Century After School Program.
House Bill 1823 – Requires mediation in disputes regarding the fair market value or fair market rental of public lands. Provides for binding arbitration in the event of unsuccessful mediation.
House Bill 2152 – Appropriates funds to the Pacific International space center for exploration systems to support administrative and general tasks and strategic program initiatives.
Senate Bill 2583 – Appropriates funds for an engineering assessment of a proposal to establish a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii (PISCES and NASA).
Senate Bill 2953 – Provides that all royalties from geothermal resources on DHHL lands shall be paid to DHHL.