2022 Legislative Update (RECORDED)

2022 Legislative Update (RECORDED)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Speakers: Senator Joy San Buenaventura, State Senator of State Senate District 2 & Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative of State House District 24 (Makiki,Tantalus, Papakolea, McCully, Pawaa, and Manoa

2022 Legislative Update: An Inside the State Capitol Perspective 

This program is a recording of the Live Webcast Seminar held on July 22, 2022. 

If you attended the live webcast and received credit, then you cannot claim credit for watching this recorded program.  

As in years past energetic dialog on bills and other initiatives ended with a number of bills passed after review, debate, and public comment. The infusion of revenues as a result of the economic rehabilitation made the 2022 legislative session most challenging.  Balancing the State budget and meeting the needs of constituents across the Hawaii for the provision of basic necessities, with inflation, increased food and fuel, increasing demands for affordable housing and shelter, supply chain issues, and other developments domestic and international, was difficult. In addition to fiscal issues, other topics discussed and developed into legislation included climate change, social services for the unserved and underserved, education, and public health and safety.

Get an update on legislation that was passed during the regular session and a veto summary, and a glimpse of what is anticipated for the 2023 legislative session which convenes in January.
The State budget . . . housing . . . health & safety . . . the Judiciary . . . human services . . . education . . . tourism management . . .  economic development & diversification and more . .


Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative of State House District 24 (Makiki,Tantalus, Papakolea, McCully, Pawaa, and Manoa).
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.

Senator Joy San Buenaventura, 
State 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.  

Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1.0 CLE Credit. 

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