25th Anniversary Year of Mililaniâ€™s All America City Award To receive hearing notices by email please visit capitol.hawaii.gov
REPRESENTATIVE MARILYN LEE District 38-Mililani, Mililani Mauka, Waipio Acres Hawaii State Capitol, Room 434, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone 586-9460, Fax 586-9466
Mililani Community Report Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature adjourned Sine Die (without days) on May 5. After a hardworking session, Legislators look forward to participating in the many activities that take place at our local schools during the month of May. From the dedication of a new sculpture at Mililani Ike to the Mililani High School graduation, it is a pleasure to be able to participate in the life of the community. Senator Kidani and I were honored to participate as MCs for the Mililani Band Spring concert. The music presented this year by the instrumental and choral groups was truly outstanding, and our band teachers deserve much credit. On May 19, the Friends of Mililani Public Library will sponsor another book sale at the Library from 9am until 3pm. All the proceeds from the sale go directly back to the library. Legislation passed this session HB-1054 HD1 SD1 CD1 will clarify the relationship between the Big Friends of the Library, Affiliates and independent libraries. Our Legislative session produced many good bills and a balanced budget, which was possible because of the positive revenue projections during this quarter. Thank you for the many calls, letters emails and personal testimony we received. Your participation in the process is much appreciated.
May 2012 MILILANI SCHOOLS SHINE
On a beautiful afternoon, 598 graduates marched in the 2012 Mililani High School graduation on May 19, at Aloha Stadium. The graduates have won millions of dollars in college scholarships. Congratulations to Mililani Mauka Elementary, Mililani Ike Elementary, and Mililani Waena Elementary for placing in the top 10 of Honolulu Magazineâ€™s list of the best public schools in the State. The entire list can be viewed in the May 2012 edition of Honolulu Magazine.
Central Theatre Arts Academy at Mililani High School presented a spirited production of Bye Bye Birdie at the School. I was fortunate to view the performance. Lots of talent here!
Marilyn Lee, Representative District 38
A big crowd of parents, grandparents and community members were on hand to hear and see the vocal performances of Mililani Waena students. Each grade had creative and entertaining selections.
Representative Marilyn Leeâ€”May 2012
CENTER FOR NURSING FUNDING MADE PERMANENT
The Hawaii State Center for Nursing (HSCFN) was established in 2003 to assure the State of Hawaii has the nursing resources to meet the health care needs of Hawaiiâ€™s people in the future. The Center for Nursing was created with a sunset date, however, this session, the Legislature made the funding mechanism permanent to allow the Center to continue its excellent work. Representative Lee introduced HB 2023, which Governor Abercrombie signed into law as ACT 053 --assuring the continued deposit of monies into the Center for Nursing Special Fund.
Kathleen Yokouchi HSCFN regulatory & legislative analyst, and outgoing Executive Director, Gail Tiwanak stopped by to discuss the work of the center.
KUKUI CONNECTION In recognition of Sex Abuse Prevention Month in April, Representative Lee interviewed Ms. Adriana Ramelli, Executive Director of the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Hawaii. Ms Ramelli has been with the Center since its beginning in 1976. SATC offers 24/7 crisis care, medical services, counseling, legal support, a 24 hour hotline, and a host of preventive tools and information. Their website can be found at www.satchhawaii.org.
Ms. Adriana Ramelli visits Representative Lee in the latest installment of Kukui Connection.
Members of the House Finance and Senate Ways and Means Committees work overtime to finalize the State Budget.
As the Session reached its close, the House honored the work of Representative Marcus Oshiro who planned and executed the Council of State Governments meeting held here this year by wearing the CSG Shirt at session.