Monday, February 22, 2010


Your testimony needed on gambling bill—or it will keep rolling on

Relaying an email on the urgency for testimony for this Wednesday's hearing.


TO:          HCALG Board, Advisers, Member Organizations, and Friends
FROM:    Dianne F. Kay, President
RE:          Hearing for HB2251, HD1 on Wed, Feb 24, 12:30 pm

The House Finance Committee hearing for HB 2251, HD1 will be Wed, Feb 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Conf Rm 308.  Decision making to follow hearing.
The bill establishes a gaming commission to oversee casino "gaming" and issue a 5 yr casino license in a county with a population of more than 500,000 (Honolulu).

Please notify others
and ask them to testify and contact members of the House Finance Committee by phone, e-mail, or in person and state their opposition to HB 2251, HD1.  Attached is a list of Finance Committee members with their room, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. It is most important to contact the Chair of Finance, Marcus Oshiro.   Also attached is a table listing the House Finance Committee members 2nd reading vote for HB 2251, HD1.

Persons should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Those who submit testimony by e-mail must transmit it through the web page, also listed in the link below.  If you do not want to testify in person or submit a testimony it is possible to write a message in the "additional comments" box after filling in items 1, 2, and 3.  Check "oppose"--not "comments only" for testifier position.  You should to this 24 hours in advance of the hearing.  Be sure to go to the end of the page and check the box for "I understand and agree to the terms above," then click "submit"-- and your remarks will reach the Finance Committee.

The hearing notice (with a link to the text of the bill) and instructions to submit testimony follows:

See two attachments from this email:

house finance vote.doc

2010 Finance members at a glance.doc


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