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Spate of new laws take effect in Hawaii with new year

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:53 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2012

A handful of new laws will take effect with the new year in Hawaii, affecting a range of things including public records, abandoned vessels and athletic trainers.

All or portions of 16 bills will take effect Jan. 1.

A public records creates a process for government agencies to be able to appeal decisions by the Office of Information Practices.

Another law clarifies the responsibility for disposing abandoned boats. The Department of Land and Natural Resources wanted the law because it was tired of other agencies asking it to remove abandoned vessels even if they weren’t on state lands.

Athletic trainers will also have new regulations. 

Louise Inafuku is president of the Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association. She says there was no state agency for people to report concerns about uncertified trainers.

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agile wrote:
Wouldn't it help to have a w/site to see this "spate" of new laws??
on December 28,2012 | 12:53PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
More info on the New Year's Eve Extravagana in Las Vegas. Good grief.
on December 28,2012 | 08:42PM
pro populus wrote:
on December 28,2012 | 12:54PM
Oahuan wrote:
More laws that won't be enforced.
on December 28,2012 | 12:55PM
stanmanley wrote:
Unfortunately, a new site would require the legislature to pass a new law.
on December 28,2012 | 01:51PM
Anonymous wrote:
or the Star-Advertiser could provide a summary on their website. Perhaps this is too much to ask.
on December 28,2012 | 03:19PM
grantos wrote:
Or the Star-Advertiser could provide a list of the laws. They mention there 16 laws but don't bother to say what they are. Or perhaps this is asking too much.
on December 28,2012 | 03:21PM
64hoo wrote:
its simple the other laws are probally stupid spending bills by the state senate lets see what mercado kim will do block the spending or go with it. will see if she does something new or follow the same old spend spend spend. since everybody thinks she will be good. lets wait and see what she does.
on December 28,2012 | 06:03PM
64hoo wrote:
come on SA whats the other 13 bills print it so we can read it.
on December 28,2012 | 05:04PM
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