2021 Legislative Update
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This livestream webinar will be available through your HSBA CLE Classroom for HSBA Members (TO VERIFY YOUR SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY CLICK HERE)
If you are a Non-HSBA member or Law Student HSBA Bar Card Member, you will receive instructions on how to the livestream webinar..
Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Credit.
$40 HSBA Member (LIVE WEBCAST)
$50 Non-HSBA Member (LIVE WEBCAST)*
Law Student HSBA Bar Card Member Free (LIVE WEBCAST)**
Cost includes the LIVE webcast ONLY which will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm HST.
Same day registrants are welcome, but please register at least one hour before the webcast.
Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellation requests must be received by Tuesday, August 10, 2021 for a full refund. There will be no refunds if you miss the live webcast.
Please check your system requirements early to avoid missing the program. Availability of HSBA Staff assistance will be limited on the day of the program.
In addition to the usual dialog and of exchange of ideas, evaluation of bills introduced, and debate & decision-making, the COVID response made the 2021 legislative session more challenging. Balancing a two-year budget faced with uncertain revenues and hoping for federal assistance to provide for the basic necessities of those most severely impacted by COVID, and for statewide public health and safety was a task requiring leadership, innovation and perseverance.
Get an update on legislation that was passed during the regular session and the veto override session, and a glimpse of what is anticipated for the 2022 legislative session which convenes in January.
The State budget . . . housing . . . health and safety . . . the Judiciary . . . human services . . . education . . . tourism management . . . economic diversification & development and more . . .
Senator Joy San Buenaventura, Senator of State Senate District 2
Joy San Buenaventura is a State Senator of State Senate District 2. In the 2021 legislative session, Joy San Buenaventura served as Chair of the Senate Human Services committee and a member of the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection and Health committees.
In her first term, she was honored by the League of Women Voters due to her efforts to increase voter participation and to make the elections officer accountable for election day errors. Prior to being elected, she was an attorney in solo practice for over 30 years and had won 3 out of 3 applications for writ of certiorari in the Hawaii Supreme Court. She was one of the attorneys who argued a divorce case at the initial neighbor island Courts in the Community program that was held in Hilo; and 2 days later argued in front of the same Hawaii Supreme Court, a criminal felony case for which she was court-appointed solely for the appeal. Both she and co-presenter Della Au Bellati were involved in their respective capacities in the introduction, hearing and amending of a number of the major bills that passed in the 2021 session.
Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative of State House District 24
"Representative Della Au Belatti is a graduate of Princeton University and the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i, with a certificate from the Environmental Law Program. She is a practicing attorney with the Law Office of Eric A. Seitz and is currently serving her seventh term as the Representative of State House District 24 (Makiki,Tantalus, Papakolea, McCully, Pawaa, and Manoa). Representative Belatti is a former high school social studies teacher and has served as a State Campaign Spending Commissioner.
Representative Belatti served as the chair of the House Committee on Health from 2013 to 2017 and also served as co-convener of the Women's Legislative Caucus from 2013-2018 and House Vice Speaker in 2017. She is currently the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives."
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