• Legislative Committee

  • Committee Members Committee Members

    Chair

    Heltzel, Richard, Healy Tibbitts Builders Inc.

    Vice-chair

    Nobriga, Ryan, Hawaiian Dredging Construction

    Mentor

    Kaneshige, Glen, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

    Members

    Asahina, Dean, Universal Construction

    Brown, Daniel, Nordic PCL Construction

    Bustard, John, King & Neel, Inc.

    Chun, Darian, Royal Contracting

    Dennis, Ryan, Swinerton Builders

    Ehara, George, APB Construction Corp.

    Fujiki, Colin, Swinerton

    Hayashi, Keith, Herbert Chock & Associates

    Heahlke, Matt, Goodfellow Bros., Inc.

    Ichimura, Gregg, Koga Engineering & Construction

    Inouye, Lance, Ralph S. Inouye Co.

    Joseph, Steve, PVT Land Company

    Kennedy, Paul, Risk Solution Partners

    Leong, Leonard, Royal Contracting

    Lindemann, Bill, Lindemann Construction, Inc.

    Luiz, Douglas II, Diversified Plumbing

    Machida, Layne, Civil-Mechanical Contractor

    Matsumoto, Skye, Master Sheet Metal, Inc.

    Mitchell, Ron, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

    Moritomo, Teri, Hawaiian Dredging Construction

    Nohara, Rodney, Jayar Construction, Inc.

    Ota, Cedric, Hawaiian Dredging Construction

    Regalado, Clarence, Aon Risk Services, Inc.

    Rogers, Doug, Moss & Associates

    Romanowski, John, Jas W. Glover, Ltd.

    Shintani, Lili, Alan Shintani, Inc.

    Sofos, Tom, Tom Sofos

    Soto, Michael, Raising the Standard

    Spencer, Sean, King & Neel

    Taketa, Theodore, Starcom Builders, Inc.

    Thon, Jason, Unlimited Construction Services

    Tomas, Robert, Hawaiian Dredging Construction

    Venezia, Mike, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

    Wilhelm , Lance, The Wilhelm Group

    Yamasaki, Aaron, Swinerton Builders

    Young, Michael, A. C. Kobayashi, Inc.

  • Committee Purpose Statement and Specific Goals for 2020 Committee Purpose Statement and Specific Goals for 2020

    Committee Purpose Statement

    1. The Legislative Committee shall review and make recommendations pertaining to laws, ordinances, acts, and codes which affect the Construction Industry.  It shall also take steps to initiate and promote desirable legislation and defeat harmful legislation.
    2. Increase membership participation at the legislature.
    3. Update our priorities and action plans to support the GCA’s Strategic Plan.
    4. Coordinate our efforts with other legislative organizations on common issues and approach the legislature as a unified group.
    5. Participate in the sponsorship of programs beneficial to the construction industry.

    Specific Goals for 2020

    1. Advocate in support of affordable housing initiatives.
    2. Monitor and oppose initiatives that attempt to implement government mandated project labor agreements, educate and meet with industry associations, unions lawmakers, state and county agencies to address concerns.
    3. Submit recommendations for appointments to key Boards and Commissions and actively push for and support key nominations.
    4. Address contractor licensing and subcontractor listing issues. 
    5. Develop legislative relationships with specific members of the legislature.
    6. Monitor Workers’ Compensation reform.
    7. Monitor and support Honolulu’s High-Capacity Transit Project.
    8. Monitor other legislation affecting the Construction Industry.

    Long Term Goals

    1. Review other GCA committee requests for support and provide assistance when appropriate.
    2. Educate, monitor and discourage use of government mandated project labor agreements.
    3. Further relationships with Basic Trades and Subcontractor groups.
    4. Monitor and submit names as appropriate for select Boards and Commissions such as the Contractors Licensing Board, Environmental Council, Plumbers and Electricians Board, and other Boards as may be suggested.
    5. Encourage members to use newly created Legislative Action Center.
    6. Monitor sustainability initiatives which may result in legislative mandates which affect the Construction industry.
  • Committee Schedule for 2020 Committee Schedule for 2020

    The Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 a.m., unless noted.

    January 15 ........................ 7am (Opening Day)
    February 5-6 ........................ Bill Review Session February 19
    March 4
    March 11
    April 1
    April 15
    April 29
    May 20
    June 17
    July 15
    August 19
    September 16
    October 21
    November 18
    December 16

    Unless otherwise noted, all meetings to start at 7:30 a.m. and to be held at the GCA Board Room or via teleconference. The meeting notice/agenda will be sent to all members prior to the meeting date.

     

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