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Testimony & Letters

Emergency powers need update, but SB2908 doesn’t go far enough

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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SCR94/SR80 would authorize study telehealth in Hawaii

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on March 22, 2024. ______________ March 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services    

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HCR122/HR102 would urge counties to adopt YIGBY law

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Housing on March 20, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 312 and Videoconference  To: House Committee on Housing        Rep. Luke A. Evslin, Chair

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HB1675 HD1 would end Hawaii’s outlier tax status

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Health and Human Services and Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 20, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health

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Hawaii healthcare system in dire need of CON law reform

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Human Services on March 21, 2024. ______________ March 21, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Human Services       Rep. Lisa Marten,

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Authorize study to examine full potential of telehealth

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Human Services on March 21, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 10:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health & Homelessness       Rep. Della

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Mixed-use housing bill deserves ‘strong support’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on March 19, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Senate Committee on Water and Land. ______________ March 19,  2024, 3:10 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government

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Counties should have more time to update building codes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Government Operations on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 3 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government Operations       Sen. Angus L.K.

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Conveyance tax hikes aimed at wealthy would hurt all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang,

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SB2044 SD2 HD1 could backfire on realty market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on March 18, 2024. ______________ March 18, 2024, 2:05 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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Emergency powers need update, but SB2908 doesn’t go far enough

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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SCR94/SR80 would authorize study telehealth in Hawaii

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on March 22, 2024. ______________ March 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services    

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HCR122/HR102 would urge counties to adopt YIGBY law

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Housing on March 20, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 312 and Videoconference  To: House Committee on Housing        Rep. Luke A. Evslin, Chair

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HB1675 HD1 would end Hawaii’s outlier tax status

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Health and Human Services and Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 20, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health

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Hawaii healthcare system in dire need of CON law reform

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Human Services on March 21, 2024. ______________ March 21, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Human Services       Rep. Lisa Marten,

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Authorize study to examine full potential of telehealth

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Human Services on March 21, 2024. ______________ March 20, 2024, 10:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health & Homelessness       Rep. Della

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Mixed-use housing bill deserves ‘strong support’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on March 19, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Senate Committee on Water and Land. ______________ March 19,  2024, 3:10 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government

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Counties should have more time to update building codes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Government Operations on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 3 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government Operations       Sen. Angus L.K.

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Conveyance tax hikes aimed at wealthy would hurt all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang,

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SB2044 SD2 HD1 could backfire on realty market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on March 18, 2024. ______________ March 18, 2024, 2:05 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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