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SUPPORT – Resolution – Harbors Inclement Weather and Ocean Conditions
SUPPORT – Resolution – Harbors Inclement Weather and Ocean Conditions

Harbors Division of the Department of Transportation is requested to inform the maritime community about its heavy weather and hurricane plan and make every effort to assist the maritime community in fulfilling the necessary procedures to submit a complete application for a heavy weather and hurricane plan; and

Harbors Division is requested to conduct informational meetings on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu to inform the maritime community of the necessary procedures to be taken in preparation of a storm; and

SUPPORT – HB838 SD1
SUPPORT – HB838 SD1

xempts an eleemosynary organization that meets certain conditions and intends to engage in a public works project or operation involving the installation or maintenance of a mooring system for vessels under one hundred gross tons from licensure and other requirements of a contractor. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

Increase in Minimum Wage and County Wages
Increase in Minimum Wage and County Wages

Three new bills in the Legislature to increase minimum wage. Links below.. There should be a tip credit or an exclusion for commission only employees. Also, there is a tax credit for Small Business, but the definition of small business is very narrow. A hearing is set for Friday and testimony is due as soon as possible.

HB1151 – Lifeguard Certification Required for Crew
HB1151 – Lifeguard Certification Required for Crew

Each tour guide and instructor to have a rescue diver or lifeguard certified by a nationally recognized certification organization; and Vessels, used by commercial operators to transport customers for the purpose of engaging in an activity in ocean waters, to include a backboard and emergency oxygen as part of its onboard safety equipment