• Legislative Committee

  • Committee Members

    CHAIR:

    Wilhelm, Lance K. - The Wilhelm Group LLC

    VICE-CHAIR:

    Heltzel, Richard - Healy Tibbitts Builders Inc.

    MENTOR:

    Nohara, Rodney - Jayar Construction, Inc. 

    MEMBERS:

    Asahina, Dean - Universal Construction

    Brown, Daniel - Nordic PCL Construction

    Bustard, John - King & Neel, Inc.

    Chun, Darian - Royal Contracting

    Dillon, Tyler - Layton Construction

    Dennis, Ryan - Swinerton Builders

    Diaz, Joaquin - Hawaiian Dredging Construction

    Ehara, George - Swinerton Builders

    Hayashi, Keith - Herbert Chock & Associates

    Heahlke, Matt - Goodfellow Bros., Inc.

    Ichimura, Gregg - Koga Engineering & Constr.

    Inouye, Lance - Ralph S. Inouye Co.

    Joseph, Steve - PVT Land Company

    Kaneshige, Glen - Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

    Kennedy, Paul - Risk Solution Partners

    Koob, Dave - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

    Landry, Peter - Allied Builders System

    Leong, Leonard - Royal Contracting

    Lindemann, Bill - Lindemann Construction, Inc.

    Luiz, Douglas II - Diversified Plumbing

    Matsumoto, Skye - Master Sheet Metal, Inc.

    Mitchell, Ron - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

    Moritomo, Teri - Hawaiian Dredging Const.

    Nobriga, Ryan - Hawaiian Dredging Const.

    Nohara, Glenn M. - Genba Hawaii, Inc.

    Nohara, Rodney - Jayar Construction, Inc.

    Ota, Cedric - Hawaiian Dredging Construction                       

    Regalado, Clarence - Aon Risk Services, Inc.

    Romanowski, John  - Jas W. Glover, Ltd.

    Sakamoto, Gerard - S & M Sakamoto, Inc.

    Shintani, Lili - Alan Shintani, Inc.

    Sofos, Tom - Tom Sofos

    Soto, Michael - Raising the Standard

    Venezia, Mike - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

  • Committee Purpose Statement and Specific Goals for 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

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

    January 10

    January 31*

    January 24-26   Bill Review Session  

    February 5-9     Legislative appointments TBD for Annual Capitol Walk Around

    February 07

    February 21

    March 07

    March 21

    April 04

    April 18

    May 02

    May 16

    June 13

    July 11

    August 08

    August 11 - PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

    September 12

    October 10

    November 6 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY

    November 14

    December 12

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

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