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House District 34
Pearl City, Waiau, Pacific Palisades
Room: 404
Phone: 808-586-6340
Fax: 808-586-6341
[email protected]
State Representative Gregg Takayama is proud to serve District 34, consisting of the Pearl City, Waiau, and Pacific Palisades communities, where he has lived for several decades with his wife Linda Chu Takayama and raised their three daughters.

Rep. Takayama is a product of the public school system and a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in journalism. He is a former award-winning journalist who worked at KHON-TV as a news reporter for eight years.

Rep. Takayama also served on the staffs of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and then-Lt. Governor Ben Cayetano. He was spokesman for UH Manoa for six years until he was elected to the State House in 2012.

He currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs (JHA.) Additionally, he is a member of the Corrections, Military & Veterans (CMV,) and Water & Land (WAL) committees.

Bills authored by Rep. Takayama that became law (2013-present)

Bird nuisances. In his first year, in response to complaints from a Momilani neighborhood, Gregg passed a law to protect neighborhoods from messes created from excessive bird feeding. Act 269, 2013

Dangerous trees: Gregg obtained $1 million for removal of trees on private property that pose dangers to neighbors, starting with a 120-foot albizia tree in Pacific Palisades. Included in 2014 budget

Tanning beds. Makes it unlawful for tanning salon operators to allow use of tanning beds by anyone under age 18 because of their high susceptibility to skin cancer from UV rays. Act 205, 2014

Advance directives: Allows more access for seniors to decide whether they want to prolong their lives through life-sustaining measures, by allowing advanced practice nurses to sign Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms. These forms enable patients to make their wishes known to health providers and loved ones on whether they want their lives extended through artificial means. Act 154, 2014

Facial deformities. To help families of children born with facial deformities, such as cleft lip or cleft palates, this measure requires health insurers to provide coverage for their surgical procedures. Act 213 (Anya’s law), 2015

Small business: Helps small businesses in areas stricken by natural disasters by allotting $328,000 in State funds to be matched by federal funds of $1.15 million, to establish an on-line Business Recovery Center for information on contracts, assistance and loans. Act 210, 2015

Senior services. Appropriates $1.7 million for counties to operate one-stop senior citizens referral services through Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). Also creates position of falls prevention coordinator for the elderly. Act 138, 2016

Firearms safety. Allows police to immediately seize firearms from registered owners certified as seriously mentally ill. Act 110, 2016

Kupuna Caregivers. Established the first-in-the-nation Kupuna Caregivers Program to assist community members in obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce and appropriated $600,000. Act 102, 2017

Firearms notification. Requiring police to notify the courts and parole and probation offices if someone under their jurisdiction attempts to obtain a firearms permit. Act 63, 2017

Electronic monitoring. Alleviates prison overcrowding while maintaining public safety by authorizing the Department of Public Safety to use electronic monitoring and surveillance on furloughed inmates. Act 74, 2017

Inmate rehabilitation. Allows the hiring of up to five former inmates as employees in correctional facilities as instructors and mentors in vocational programs, in a three-year pilot project. Act 178, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease plan. Requires the Executive Office on Aging to develop an action plan to update and implement the state plan for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Act 146, 2018

Correctional reform. Established the Correctional Justice Task Force to recommend improvements to Hawaii's incarceration policies, correctional system, and design of future correctional facilities. HCR 85, 2016

Reforms of bail and correctional systems. Establishes the Hawaii correctional system oversight commission, implements pre-trial reforms, and establishes criminal justice data center. Act 179, 2019

Crime victims. Allows payment for mental health services to crime survivors in cases involving a death and for children who witness domestic violence. Act 237, 2019

Kupuna Care funding. Kupuna Care appropriation of $4.1M. Act 123, 2019

Healthy Aging. Appropriated $500,000 for the Healthy Aging partnership program to improve the health and well-being of kupuna. Act 124, 2019

Law enforcement. Allows Harbor Police to use electric guns if they undergo safety appropriate training. Act 187, 2019

State Elderly Board. Changes quorum requirements for the Policy Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs (PABEA). Act 125, 2019

2021

On-line privacy. Protects students and employees from being required to provide access to their personal on-line internet accounts to their employers or schools, in response to incidents in which passwords have been demanded from students and workers. Act 39, 2021

Firearms safety. Expands the current law which requires owners of firearms to keep them safely locked from access to young people under 16 years of age 18 years. This is aimed at increasing gun safety among teenagers between ages 16-18, who have the highest rates of suicides. Act 148, 2021

Employee protection. Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to download a mobile application to the employee’s cellphone that enables the employee’s location to be tracked or their personal information revealed. Act 206, 2021

Internet access. Adds the Department of Education and University of Hawaii to the State's Information Technology Steering Committee, which is responsible for planning greater public access to the internet for government services, telehealth purposes, and education. Act 186, 2021

2023

Home renovations. Reduces cost of home renovations by eliminating the need for approval by architect or engineer for projects involving single-story homes costing up to $180,000 (up from $40,000); for two-story homes up to $162,000 (from $35,000). HB 217, Act 177, 2023

Blind and visually impaired services. Establishes Neighbor Island pilot program to supplement existing services for blind and visually impaired; appropriates $93,000. HB870, Act 253, 2023

Prescription labels. Requires pharmacies to provide prescription drug label information in special formats for visually impaired persons upon request. HB218, Act 256, 2023

Anger counseling. Requires certain criminal offenders to complete an assessment and either domestic violence intervention or anger management course as part of their sentence. HB 1344, Act 23, 2023
February 26, 2024

Hawaii's Bold Move: House Bill 2193 Aims to Tighten Fireworks Regulation



In the heart of the Pacific, a legislative wave is stirring, poised to reshape the way Hawaii approaches fireworks regulation. Among the lush landscapes and vibrant cultures, the state's lawmakers are grappling with a bill that could significantly alter the balance between celebration and safety. House Bill 2193, spearheaded by Rep. Gregg Takayama and championed by an array of Big Island lawmakers, is not just another piece of legislation. It's a testament to the collective resolve to address the perennial challenge of illegal fireworks that shadow the islands' festivities. .
link to article
January 5, 2024

Illegal Fireworks Will Be Back On The Legislative Agenda After A Noisy New Year’s Eve



“With the wildfires in Lahaina, obviously, there’s even more public concern, as well there should be,” Takayama said.

A new task force seized hundreds of thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks last year, but the sky still lit up on New Year’s Eve and the fire department reported a drastic increase in fireworks-related fires.

Legislators and law enforcement officials say more needs to be done to crack down on the explosives, which are usually imported from the mainland.

One priority this legislative session will be to examine the work of the Illegal Fireworks Task Force, which was formed last year under the Department of Law Enforcement, and decide whether it should be funded into next fiscal year, said Rep. Gregg Takayama, vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee. link to article
January 5, 2024

New nonprofit Friends of Sunset Memorial Park holds first meeting and sets strategy



Takayama plans to co-introduce a bill this upcoming session to give Friends of Sunset Memorial Park that power, and more. Takayama says, "That would provide legal standing for a nonprofit group to not only access the trust funds, but also maintain the cemetery in a way that provides safety for family members and other visitors to the cemetery."

Link to video
January 3, 2024

State report advises against taking over Sunset Memorial Cemetery



State Representative Gregg Takayama (D34- Pearl City, Waiau, Pacific Palisades) is the one who requested the DCCA report.

"I'm pleased the report suggests a way forward and that's for a nonprofit organization in the community to perhaps be allowed the authority to cite trespassers right now because there is no legal ownership," he explained.

Link to video
December 20, 2023

Town Hall Meeting Discusses Future Of Cemetery



"This community group could play key role in the future management of the cemetery."

The special meeting on Nov.16 sponsored by the Pearl City Neighborhood Board attracted about 80 people, many of whom have family members buried at the cemetery.
link to article
May 4, 2023

2023 Legislative Session Ends



"I am really happy with how productive we have been this session, particularly in areas of clean government. We are going to enact a number of bills that will improve transparency and integrity in government," said Rep. Gregg Takayama.

There are also bills that would streamline the procurement process, even allowing quick fix repair jobs if there are not enough qualified vendors bidding on a government project.

The level of exemption hasn't been adjusted since 1979. So now homeowners can save $3,000-6,000 by not having to get architect to sign off on the project - if renovations are below a certain amount," said Takayama.

link to interview
April 24, 2023

LAWMAKERS SUPPORT YWCA WITH SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING DRIVE



During his tenure as Chair of the House Public Safety Committee, Rep. Takayama had the opportunity to work with YWCA's Fernhurst program, a Correctional Work Furlough and Halfway House program for Women Inmates on Oʻahu. The Makiki facility supports women transitioning from incarceration. Rep. Takayama encouraged lawmakers and staff to support this cause by starting what has become a popular collection event at the Capitol.

Link to story
April 19, 2023



Here's a snapshot of how Pearl City public schools would be affected by the proposed House budget:

Pearl City High School's Michael D. Nakasone Performing Arts Center (formerly known as the Pearl City Cultural Center Auditorium) would receive $4 million to replace its lighting and dimmer system, and other electrical improvements.

Highlands Intermediate School would receive $2.2 million for plans, design and construction of a large, covered bus stop and seating area for students.

Pearl City Elementary School would receive $1.1 million to replace campus water lines.

Manana Elementary School would get $1.1 million for planning and construction of restroom facilities for its portable classrooms.

Pearl City Highlands Elementary School would receive $550,000 for electrical upgrades to accommodate air-conditioning and other equipment.

The budget measure (HB 300) is now being considered in the Senate, where items can be deleted or added before we adjourn in early May.

Link to article
January 10, 2022

Older Americans Month Celebration 2021



Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." This years Outstanding Older Americans awards for Hawai'i go to Yoshiko "Dimples" Kano, Russell Maeda, Dr. Mary Trotto, Bob Carroll, Annie Kuamo'o Ka'aukai, Hugh "Nash" Keel, and Rose Leong. Click HERE for video.
April 5, 2021

Art at the Capitol 2021



The annual Art at the Capitol tour is online. It’s a chance to see Hawai'i's public art collection and get a different perspective on lawmakers. This year, legislators chose one of the pieces in their office from the state collection to talk about on video.

Hawai'i has a law setting aside 1% of new state building construction costs for art. That has allowed the state to acquire some of the finest works of art ever made here, in addition to works by off-island artists. click to play
April 5, 2021

2021 Youth Capitol Commentary



Through 'Ōlelo Community Media's Youth Capitol Commentary, students are given the opportunity to interview lawmakers and community members. These interviews are then aired on 'Ōlelo's cable channels and internet platforms. This year I was interviewed by James Campbell High School student Tiffany Liu. click for video
March 30, 2021



Now that we are more than half way through the session Rep. Gregg Takayama takes a few minutes to review some of the pending legislation. Specifically measures affecting the University of Hawaii, and kupuna care. click for video
February 5, 2021

Talk Story With House Majority - David Lassner & Rep. Gregg Takayama



2021 legislative priorities for the University of Hawai'i System: wins, opportunities, and challenges. click for video
February 5, 2021

Talk Story with House Majority: Rep. Gregg Takayama



House Majority Leader Rep. Della Au Belatti interviews Rep. Gregg Takayama on what's in store for him this session. How can the University of Hawai'i cope with budget shortfalls without compromising the strenght of programs? Is Warrior football moving to Manoa? click for video
February 2, 2021

University of Hawaii stadium on campus will cost $5M



January 28, 2021 HONOLULU (KHON2) — The cost to build a temporary stadium would be $5 million if the University of Hawaii (UH) football team plays its home games at the Manoa campus. Lawmakers would have to approve the funding and some say there are many benefits in the proposal. View full news report
February 27, 2020

The Conversation: Gun Control Bills at the Legislature



by Catherine Cruz

The Honolulu Police Department is advocating for changes to Hawaii's gun laws in light of last month's fatal shooting of two of its officers. Representative Gregg Takayama, chair of the House Public Safety Committee, explains the proposed legislation that will be up for a vote today. Link to page to hear interviews.
February 26, 2020

Police chief makes public plea to lawmakers ahead of votes on tougher gun control measures - Hawaii News Now



By Lynn Kawano

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard publicly pleaded for lawmakers to approve controversial gun control measures ahead of key floor votes in both the House and Senate set for Thursday.

"We're asking them to please, please pass these bills, for law enforcement , for all of our public safety, for the safety of our officers, for the safety of our community,” Ballard said at a press conference Wednesday morning that included Jim Howe, Director of Emergency Services, and Rep. Gregg Takayama. View full news report
February 25, 2020

Youth Capitol Commentary 2020



Student Reporter Cole Yoshimoto of Hawaii Technology Academy was part of the team interviewing legislators for real world journalism experience.
February 21, 2020

Rep Takayama Community Update 2020



Highlights from the 2019 session and January 2020 updates.
February 10, 2020

Our Kupuna, Our Kuleana: Senior Care Crisis in Hawai'i - Hawai'i Business Magazine



Medicaid will cover long-term care but people often have to impoverish themselves to qualify, says state Rep. Gregg Takayama. View full article
April 26, 2019

Taking care of our Kupuna



by Kirstin Downey

The state Department of Public Safety may soon be subject to more effective public scrutiny, improved conditions in the jails for inmates and people suspected of crimes and see much-needed pre- sentencing reforms. View full article
April 16, 2019

Taking care of our Kupuna



HONOLULU (KHON2) - From housing to caregiving, the Kupuna Caucus was formed to advance specific goals for our seniors and to enact legislation to implement those needs. State Representative Gregg Takayama joined us in studio to talk about a couple of bills in legislation to support our seniors. View full article
April 15, 2019

Lawmakers & Staff Donate Clothing for YWCA’s Dress for Success Program -by Big Island Now



“This will be a great help for recently incarcerated women to look their best when applying for and working at a new job,” said Rep. Takayama, chair of the House Public Safety, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. "I want to thank everyone for their compassion and generosity to help these women, especially the members of the Women’s Legislative Caucus." View full article
April 10, 2019

Live at the Legislature 2019 with Rep. Gregg Takayama



Carolyn Tanaka interviews Rep. Takayama about the recent events at Maui Community Correctional Center, prison overcrowding, bail reform, and this year's legislation addressing Public Safety issues. View full article
April 1, 2019

Editorial: Pursue purchase of federal jail - Honolulu Star Advertiser



The state is pursuing plans to build a new jail. A 280-page environmental impact statement recommended building a new facility on the animal quarantine station site in Halawa, and Gov. David Ige wants $5 million to figure out how to finance it. The estimated cost of construction is about $525 million.

Or, as state Rep. Gregg Takayama has proposed, the state could try to buy the FDC. If the federal Bureau of Prisons is amenable, it could be a better solution, and less expensive than the financial and political minefield of a major state construction project.

Takayama introduced House Bill 1177, which would put money on the table to convince the feds that the state is serious about buying the facility. The current administration, he noted, has “not said no.” View full article
March 24, 2019

Volcanic Ash: Hawaii deal for federal jail could be win-win solution



by David Shapiro

We so seldom see fresh ideas from local government that it’s a shame when a good one goes to waste.

Yet that seems the case with Rep. Gregg Takayama’s bill to explore state purchase of the underused Federal Detention Center near the airport to replace the decrepit Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi.

The measure sailed unanimously through the House and had the support of the Ige administration and Oahu Democratic Party but was abruptly killed in Senate committee with little explanation. View full article
March 21, 2019

Prison reform frustrations: Bills to address overcrowding stalls in Senate



Overcrowded jails in Hawaii is a problem that has at least one State lawmaker claims the legislature this session is doing nothing about.
Representative Gregg Takayama fears more riots like last week's case at the Maui Community Correctional Facility will continue to happen if nothing gets done to reduce the state's prison population.
The House passed two bills this session that could've addressed the issue according to Takayama but both were shot down by the Senate this week.

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March 12, 2019

Hawaii immigrant sanctuary bill dies in state Legislature.




March 12, 2019
Associated Press
A bill that would have made Hawaii the third so-called sanctuary state for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally has died at the state Legislature.

The state Senate passed the bill and sent it to the House. But Rep. Gregg Takayama, the chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, said Tuesday he won’t be hearing it in his committee. That effectively kills the bill.

Takayama said that because most law enforcement occurs at the county level, he believes it would be more appropriate for the counties and not the state to consider creating sanctuaries. He noted local jurisdictions on the mainland have done so. View full article
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March 4, 2019

The Roadblocks Are Rising For Much-Touted Bail Reform: Despite passing the Hawaii House with unanimous support, the bill may face a rockier time in the Senate.




by Kirstin Downey

. . . In an interview, [Rep. Gregg] Takayama said that holding people in jail who are “obviously not dangerous to the community” is costing Hawaii millions of dollars a year, at an average cost of $180 per inmate per night, money that he thinks could be better spent elsewhere.

CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

Takayama said he isn’t sure what will happen with the legislation but he hopes it will pass.

“I think we have talked about bail reform for far too long to put it on a back burner now,” he said. View full article


March 4, 2019

Here’s What’s Not Passing The Hawaii Legislature This Year




by Kirstin Downey

Only about 10 percent of bills usually pass, however, and that means most measures won’t make it this year — although they do carry over to the 2020 session. It’s even possible some bills may be resurrected before session ends May 2.

For now, here’s a rundown of important legislation that did not make the cut. View full article


February 22, 2019

Hawaii Could Really Use This Federal Prison That Has Plenty Of Empty Cells




State Rep. Gregg Takayama, chairman of the House public safety committee, has a big idea.
He wants the state to buy the underutilized Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, a plan he thinks could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and provide a quick fix to Hawaii’s overcrowded corrections system.
Hawaii’s eight jails and prisons are jammed to the rafters, forcing the state to ship more than 1,400 people to the mainland to a private for-profit prison. Meanwhile, the Federal Detention Center, a modern high-rise built in 2001 near Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, houses only 400 prisoners but has capacity for 1,200, according to Takayama. View full article


February 7, 2019

‘It’s A Crime’: Will Legislature Fix Hawaii’s Broken Bail System?




Many people sit in jail awaiting trial on fairly minor offenses simply because they can’t afford to get out. This may be the year that changes. View full article


February 6, 2019

Addressing Drug Addiction Key In Improving Safety


Nothing prepares you for the shock of returning home to find that your private space has been invaded, plundered and left in disarray. That happened to me and two other nearby Pearl City homes on the same November weekday...
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January 28, 2019

Federal Detention Center eyed to replace Oahu Community Correctional Center

by Kevin Dayton
State Rep. Gregg Takayama hopes to convince the federal government to sell the Federal Detention Center next to the Honolulu airport to the state to use as a replacement for the aging Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi. “It’s in good shape, and it’s in good shape largely because it’s mostly unused,” Takayama said. The website for the facility indicates it is holding about 400 prisoners today, he said, but about 160 of those are Hawaii inmates who are being held in leased beds at FDC because there is no room for them in OCCC. “In view of that, and with Congress passing a federal prison reform act that is expected to reduce the population of their prisons and jails, I think it makes sense for us to put money on the table and offer to buy it,” Takayama said.
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January 24, 2019

Bill Proposes Purchase of Honolulu Federal Jail

“The federal jail is very under-utilized, while OCCC is tremendously overcrowded and in need of replacement,” said Rep. Takayama, chair of the House Public Safety, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
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February 23, 2018

The Conversation: Options for Addressing School Shootings




February 23, 2018
By Chris Vandercook & Catherine Cruz
After last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida students, parents, and officials across the nation are all proposing steps to prevent future incidents. What should be done here in Hawaii? Our panel addresses school safety and some of the proposals improving security. Link to panel discussion
January 19, 2018

Hearing on False Missile Alert - Hawaii News Now Jan 19, 2018




January 3, 2018

Kupuna Caregivers Program A Shining Example - Civil Beat

Credit Hawaii leaders for creating social infrastructure for our future. This first-in-the-nation program has captured the attention of national experts and media, with the New York Times, MSNBC and the Washington Examiner running lengthy pieces on the new initiative. The national praise for the program tends to focus on the innovative approach to supporting family caregivers and kupuna, but it is also worth celebrating the strategic coordination from Hawaii’s legislative leaders as a case study in making progressive change.
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December 19, 2017

One of the smartest ideas for balancing work and life just went into effect in Hawaii



Hawaii, the US state with the longest life expectancy, is the first in the US to implement this type of direct subsidy for long-term care. Germany, Austria, Japan, and a handful of other industrialized nations have developed universal insurance programs for their elderly’s long-term care.
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December 5, 2017

Hawaii prepares to deliver New Year's present to caregivers - Washington Examiner

After 21 years of trying to pass long-term care legislation, Hawaii this summer became the first state to pass a bill that gives funding to caregivers who assist family members who have become disabled as they age or have cognitive challenges as their brains succumb to dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
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November 8, 2017

‘Preferred’ Jail Site Currently Houses Animal Quarantine Station - Civil Beat


“The reason that I think it’s important to build a drug rehabilitation facility as part of OCCC is that, in the long term, it will help reduce recidivism rate of our drug offenders,” [Representative] Takayama said. “Right now, they’re not able to access drug treatment programs because of limitations in program space, and this will enable us to move forward in a constructive way.”
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February 24, 2017

Task force and legislators rethink new jail

A 13-member task force led by Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Wilson is recommending that the state hold off on its plans for building a new jail on Oahu until the group can issue a final report at the end of the year that provides a road map for reforming the state’s correctional system. View full article



2017 Youth Capitol Commentary




July 19, 2016

Star Advertiser 2016 Interview


I’ve served my community by getting on my knees to plant grass for a new playground while also fighting for more than $30 million for improvements to Pearl City schools in the past four years. Our district needs someone willing to invest “sweat equity” and be an effective advocate.
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October 17, 2014

Hawai'i Herald : Gregg Takayama

It was a smooth transition from covering politics to becoming a politician for freshman State Representative Gregg Takayama. “Listening and communicating to people is what journalism is all about, and it’s essential for elected officials,” said Representative Takayama, a former award-winning news reporter at KHON-TV and former aide to the late U.S. Senator Dan Inouye.
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March 31, 2014

Takayama: From Observer to Participant

MIDWEEK- Gregg Takayama seems both too old and too traveled to be a freshman legislator. Yet there he was last week, sitting in the State House on opening day, beginning his second session as the representative from Oahu's 34th District (Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades).

He is, in fact, 61 years old, and he has indeed been around.

I first met Takayama when he was a young reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, I a newly minted assistant professor at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

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April 16, 2013

A New Hat for Gregg Takayama

For virtually every day of his life since graduating from college in 1974, Takayama either covered government as a reporter, or worked as a spokesperson for some of the state's most visible government leaders. Last fall, he decided to pursue a different view of government - from the inside - working on behalf of his neighbors in the newly created state House District 34 (Pearl City, Waimalu and Pacific Palisades) and articulating his own concerns. View full article



February 14, 2013

Older Isle Residents Unprepared for Cost of Long-Term Care

(AARP Hawaii) A new survey exploring the views of older Hawaii residents on long-term care shows that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of people 50+ are not confident they can afford to pay for one year in a nursing home. Fifty percent of respondents say they are not confident they can afford the cost of care for one year in their home. The survey of 800 residents statewide-more than half of whom reported annual household income of less than $75,000-is the latest evidence that many residents are unsure how they'll pay for their care needs as they get older.
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February 11, 2013

Gregg Takayama: Bird Feeding Bill

(Hawaii News Now) - Representative Gregg Takayama introduced a bill that would allow people to sue each other for injury or property damage from the birds... more specifically the poop. He joined Steve on Sunrise to discuss it in more detail.
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL



February 11, 2013

Lawmakers amending bill to ban pigeon feeding


A bill to make it illegal to feed feral pigeons is heading through the Hawaii Legislature, although not everyone agrees on the dirty details.

Neighbors living near people who feed pigeons say they are being held hostage by the birds and their droppings. Now a group from Pearl City has teamed up and is trying to help write the law.
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February 11, 2013

Pigeon problem pits neighbor against neighbor in Pearl City


Pigeon poop and feral feathers flying! It's a mess that's pitting neighbor against neighbor in Pearl City.

Residents say two nearby homeowners won't stop feeding, what's become, a daily flock of pigeons. It's a chronic, decade-long problem that they've tried to solve on their own - to no avail. The neighbors in question say: all these complaints - are for the birds.
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February 11, 2013

Hawaiian panel OKs public LTC plan bill

Lawmakers in Hawaii are moving ahead with a public long-term care insurance (LTCI) program study measure.

Members of the Hawaii House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee voted 10-0 Wednesday to approve an amended version of House Bill 1.

If passed as written, H.B. 1 would require the director of the state's executive officer of aging to hire actuaries to analyze the idea of setting up a "limited, mandatory, public" LTCI program for Hawaii's workers, according to the state legislative tracking system.
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 Measures Introduced in 2024
Measure and Title
HB54 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB64
RELATING TO FIREARMS POSSESSION.
HB65
RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB66
RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
HB205
RELATING TO MINORS.
HB206
RELATING TO MARRIAGE OF MINORS.
HB215
RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.
HB216
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB219
RELATING TO COURT INTERPRETERS.
HB281
RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
HB282
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB284 HD2
RELATING TO TARO.
HB304
RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
HB320
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
HB322
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB323
RELATING TO NOISE.
HB325
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB338
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB390 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB397 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB424
RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.
HB425
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB427
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB428
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB429
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB430
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB431
RELATING TO DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
HB432
RELATING TO APPEALS.
HB441 HD1
RELATING TO CLIMATE EQUITY.
HB442
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB467 HD2
RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.
HB468
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB490
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB497 HD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB499 HD1
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB500 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB501
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB504 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB522 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB548
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB560
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB569
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.
HB572 HD1
RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING.
HB573 SD1
RELATING TO FENTANYL TEST STRIPS.
HB593 HD1
RELATING TO POLICE REPORTS.
HB597
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB616
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB617 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
HB618
RELATING TO FAMILY.
HB648 HD1
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
HB649
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB651
RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
HB652 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
HB661 HD1
RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
HB673
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB697
RELATING TO FEDERAL LANDS.
HB751
RELATING TO JURORS.
HB753 HD1
RELATING TO AN INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB818
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB824 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.
HB830
RELATING TO THE HAWAII SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND.
HB832
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB837 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
HB838 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
HB871 HD1
RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.
HB872 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
HB873
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB874 HD2
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB880 HD1
RELATING TO POLICING.
HB881
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
HB885 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB902
RELATING TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ENTITLEMENTS.
HB903
RELATING TO CIVIL AIR PATROL.
HB934
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB935
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB936 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB949 HD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB951 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB952 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB962
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.
HB1117 HD2
RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
HB1129 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO INCARCERATED WOMEN.
HB1132 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.
HB1133 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1178
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1179
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1180
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1198
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1203 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1237 HD1
RELATING TO A GREEN USER FEE PROGRAM.
HB1251
RELATING TO THE SEEKING OF ASSISTANCE.
HB1260 HD1
RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
HB1261 HD2
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.
HB1263 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HB1264
RELATING TO NURSES.
HB1279
RELATING TO BAIL.
HB1289
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS.
HB1301 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO CANCER.
HB1330 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1343 HD1
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS.
HB1388
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB1396 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB1404 HD1
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.
HB1408 HD3 SD1
RELATING TO DIGITAL EQUITY.
HB1410 HD1
RELATING TO DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
HB1411
RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.
HB1427
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.
HB1428
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1438
RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE.
HB1440
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP, AND OTHER PROTECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS ACT.
HB1442 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO REHABILITATION.
HB1449 HD1
RELATING TO LUNG CANCER.
HB1451 HD1
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
HB1505 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
HB1506 HD1
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HB1524
RELATING TO SCHOOL ZONES.
HB1529 HD2
RELATING TO BURIAL COUNCILS.
HB1564
RELATING TO STATEWIDE FIRE HELICOPTERS.
HB1565 HD1
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1566 HD1
RELATING TO CONSUMER HEALTH DATA.
HB1593 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1594 HD1
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB1595 HD1
RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.
HB1596 HD1
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
HB1597 HD1
RELATING TO OPEN MEETINGS.
HB1598 HD1
RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.
HB1599 HD1
RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.
HB1600 HD1
RELATING TO OPEN MEETINGS.
HB1601
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
HB1602 HD1
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
HB1603
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
HB1604 HD1
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
HB1605
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1606
RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.
HB1607
RELATING TO ALGORITHMIC DISCRIMINATION.
HB1609 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1610
RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.
HB1611 HD2
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
HB1626
RELATING TO A PROBATION COMPLIANCE CREDITS PROGRAM.
HB1656 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1663
RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS.
HB1664 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC CORRUPTION.
HB1668
RELATING TO PRIVACY.
HB1766 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1767 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1768
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB1769 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1770
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
HB1771 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAI'I HEALTH AGING PARTNERSHIP.
HB1772 HD1
RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.
HB1773 HD1
RELATING TO DEMENTIA.
HB1774 HD2
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
HB1776 HD2
RELATING TO THE HOUSEHOLD AND DEPENDENT CARE SERVICES TAX CREDIT.
HB1777 HD1
RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
HB1778 HD2
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
HB1787
RELATING TO BEACH PROTECTION AND COASTAL ACCESS.
HB1797
RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION.
HB1826 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.
HB1827 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB1828 HD1
RELATING TO ENERGY-EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.
HB1829 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1830 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1831 HD1
RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
HB1832 HD1
RELATING TO HIRING.
HB1833 HD1
RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB1834 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1835 HD1
RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT.
HB1836 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1837 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL SAFETY.
HB1838 HD2
RELATING TO ZONING.
HB1839 HD2
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1840 HD2
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1841 HD2
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1842 HD1
RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION.
HB1843 HD2
RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
HB1844 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1899
RELATING TO STATE SNAILS.
HB1900 HD1
RELATING TO HYDROLOGIC DATA COLLECTION.
HB1902 HD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB1903 HD1
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
HB1921 HD1
RELATING TO MOBILE VACCINATIONS.
HB1933 HD1
RELATING TO SOBRIETY CHECKS.
HB1950
RELATING TO KIMCHI DAY.
HB1952 HD1
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB1953 HD1
RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
HB1954 HD1
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH COURT.
HB1958
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB1964 HD2
RELATING TO EARLY CHILD CARE.
HB1965
RELATING TO ABUSIVE LITIGATION.
HB1966
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1967 HD1
RELATING TO THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SERVICES FUND.
HB1968 HD2
RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
HB1974 HD1
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
HB1980 HD1
RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
HB2014
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
HB2015 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
HB2016 HD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCIES.
HB2030
RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.
HB2031
RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.
HB2043 HD3
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2082 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB2109
RELATED TO CARE HOMES.
HB2110
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
HB2111
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
HB2160
RELATING TO DISABILITY HEALTH DISPARITY.
HB2191 HD1
RELATING TO FERAL ANIMALS.
HB2192 HD1
RELATING TO CEMETERIES.
HB2193 HD1
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB2194
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB2195
RELATING TO BUILDING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.
HB2196 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
HB2199 HD2
RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB2224 HD2
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
HB2225 HD1
RELATING TO VETERANS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS.
HB2226
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
HB2228
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION.
HB2234 HD1
RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
HB2240 HD1
RELATING TO HAWAII EDUCATOR LOANS.
HB2261 HD2
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB2285
RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT FORM.
HB2329 HD1
RELATING TO ROSE-RINGED PARAKEETS.
HB2331 HD1
RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB2509 HD1
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
HB2511
RELATING TO CANCER.
HB2531
RELATING TO WORKPLACE SAFETY.
HB2534
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB2548 HD3
RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS.
HB2549 HD1
RELATING TO MAUI'S PERMANENT HOUSING RECOVERY.
HB2600
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB2609
RELATING TO BURIAL SITES.
HB2611 HD2
RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.
HB2612
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB2622 HD1
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB2643
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB2651
RELATING TO HAZARD MITIGATION.
HB2672 HD1
RELATING TO LITTLE FIRE ANTS.
HB2690 HD2
RELATING TO WATER.
HB2691
RELATING TO THE RED HILL REMEDIATION AUTHORITY.
HB2720 HD3
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB2725 HD1
RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
HB2742 HD1
RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
HB2758 HD2
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HCR3
URGING EACH COUNTY TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY ZONING CODE FOR POST-DISASTER USE.
HCR4
REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO AMEND THE WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT TO ALLOW HAWAII TO JOIN AS A MEMBER.
HCR5
URGING RETAIL STORES AND PHARMACIES DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE TO ADOPT A POLICY ON A NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL GUARANTEEING AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNHINDERED ACCESS TO ALL UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVES.
HCR6
URGING THE MEMBERS OF HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO MONITOR THE ALLIANCE FOR HIPPOCRATIC MEDICINE V. U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND TAKE ACTION TO LIMIT THE CASE FROM FURTHER RESTRICTING ACCESS TO SAFE ABORTION OPTIONS.
HR1
URGING RETAIL STORES AND PHARMACIES DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE TO ADOPT A POLICY ON A NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL GUARANTEEING AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNHINDERED ACCESS TO ALL UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVES.