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Rep. Marumoto addresses SB 3001 – Wild or Feral Deer; Interisland Transportation
Stand. Comm. Rep. No. 1559-12 S.B. No. 3001, S.D. 2, H.D. 2 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
(Wild or Feral Deer; Interisland Transportation) AS AMENDED, PASS THIRD READING

The purpose of the bill is to deter the interisland transportation of wild or feral deer and establish penalties for violations. The bill creates a new section in HRS chapter 183D (“Wildlife” under Title 12, Conservation and Resources). The bill:
• Prohibits the intentional, knowing, or reckless transfer, transport, AND release after transport through interisland movement of any wild or feral deer (unless authorized by permit for scientific or educational purposes).
• Defines “feral” as “having escaped or been released from domestication and living in a wild and unconfined state.”
• “A deer that has been captured shall no longer be considered feral.” [This language is highly problematic; it is overly broad and defeats the purpose of the bill. On its face, any wild deer can be captured and immediately transported interisland without violating the law. This definition was probably meant to address once-feral animals that have been domesticated or have been fenced in under a rancher or farmer's care.]
• Penalizes violations as a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or mandatory minimum fines ($10,000 for first offense, $15,000 and $25,000 for subsequent offenses within a 5-year period) and payment of eradication costs.
Groups previously in support of the bill (DLNR, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS), Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy) were all in opposition, because the bill was amended to address deer only. They feel the bill should address all feral mammals, because pigs and goats are a big problem as well.
They also raised concerns about the definition of feral. Current language indicating that a captured deer will not be considered feral will only defeat the purpose of the bill.

DLNR, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS), Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Oahu Invasive Species committee, HI Farm Bureau.
Humane Society of the US supports the bill, but also wants to prohibit the possessing, breeding, and raising of live feral animals (this is not addressed in HD2).
Contact: excerpt from Capitol TV
Reps. Marumoto and Johanson address SB 2776 – Public Safety; Parole
Stand. Comm. Rep. No. 1562-12 S.B. No. 2776, S.D. 2, H.D. 2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. (Public Safety; Parole; Pre-trial Risk Assessment) AS AMENDED, PASS THIRD READING
The purpose of this bill is to (1) improve efficiency by reducing the number of prisoners that PSD incarcerates and (2) attempting to increase (from 10% to 25%) the percentage deducted from inmates’ accounts for restitution payments.
More specifically the bill attempts to implement the recommendations of the Justice Reinvestment Working Group in that it: Requires a pre-trial risk assessment to be conducted within 3 working days of commitment to a jail. Requires the use of validated risk assessments. Limits length of incarceration for certain first-time parole violators to 6 months. Requires certain release dates on supervised parole prior to expiration of maximum sentence . Appropriates unspecified amounts of general funds for 57 positions in PSD. Requires unspecified appropriations of funds for operating expenses. Increases HPA membership from 3 to 5 members.

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Barbara Marumoto has represented the Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae area in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 1978. Before beginning her legislative service, Barbara was elected to the 1978 Hawaii Constitutional Convention. She was born in San Francisco and was interned during WWII. She is married to retired CPA Richard A. Coons, former partner-in-charge-Honolulu and together they have six children and six grandchildren.

Representative Marumoto discusses Kaimuki Part 1 of 4

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As a delegate to the "con con" and as a Minority member of the House she is credited with:
  • changing the formerly partisan Board of Education to non-partisan;
  • assigning legislative reapportionment to a Reapportionment Commission;
  • reestablishing staggered terms for the state Senate in 1978;
  • introducing the 1st proposal to secure a General Fund expenditure ceiling;
  • instituting a $25 tax credit for the purchase of child passenger restraint systems; " Keiki carseats"
  • obtaining appropriations to expand a tree-planting program and to keep brown tree snakes out of Hawaii;
  • leading the effort to prohibit children under 13 from riding in pickup truck beds; and
  • promoting the law to increase child car seat usage allowing a judge to decide whether HIV testing of suspect is warranted in sex offense cases.
  • introducing the first bill calling for DNA testing of all convicted felons

Barbara Marumoto focuses her legislative efforts on pocket-book issues, such as taxation, business climate improvement, worker's compensation reform, economic development, better public schools and higher education.

Legislative Experience
  • Elected to Hawaii State Constitutional Convention, 1978
  • Elected continuously to Hawaii House of Representatives, R-19th District, Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae since 1978
  • House Minority Leader, 1984 -1986, 1998-2000

Federal Appointments
  • Dept. of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services -- 1983
  • Dept. of Agriculture Citizens' Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity -- 1982
  • Dept. of Education Intergovernmental Advisory Council -- 1988
  • Small Business Administration Honolulu Advisory Council - 1988
  • President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- 2001

  • Outstanding Woman Leader-Public Sector, Organization of Woman Leaders - 1994
  • Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Assn. -- 1992
  • Certificate for Patriotic Civilian Service, Department of the Army -- 1987
  • Headliner Award, Women in Communication-Honolulu Chapter - 1985
  • Alumni Hall of Merit, George Washington High School -- 1986

Education/Business Experience
  • University of Hawaii-Manoa, B.A. Sociology
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • San Francisco State University
  • Hawaii Realtor Associate
  • Honolulu Club Membership Department

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