The legislative session is finally over and this year was hectic. Over 2,000 bills were submitted this session that would have jeopardized our environment by circumventing our environmental laws for government construction projects died. However a number of bills, which I voted against, did pass such as imposing fees for tax clearances and allowing state agencies to appeal, in court, decisions of the Office of Information Practices. This creates another roadblock in government transparency.There were a number of good bills that passed. A lot of them are related to agriculture and invasive species prevention. Some notable bills include three cybercrime bills that relate cyber bullying, production of records out of state, and theft and fraud using a computer. As a result of an informational briefing I held last summer on cybercrime, over 30 cybercrime bills were submitted by both the minority and majority members. A comprehensive break out is included in my 2012 Session Wrap Up Report.It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your state representative. I am very proud of my perfect attendance at the legislature these past two years despite the challenges of traveling from a neighbor island. I took an oath of office to represent you and I took that oath very seriously.
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