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Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

What:  BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:

HB 2569       Relating to Energy – Requires the Department of Education to expedite the cooling of all public school classrooms. Requires the Department of Education to establish a goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035.

SB 2476        Relating to Health – Enhances early intervention language services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Requires the DOH, DOE, and Executive Office on Early Learning to establish a working group for the purposes of investigating issues related to resources and tools for parents of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind and improvements to the statewide system of services that support age-appropriate language development.

HB 1668         Relating to Use of a Dog in Judicial Proceedings – Authorizes any state court to permit the use of a trained and credentialed facility dog in a judicial proceeding to facilitate the testimony of a vulnerable witness.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Key legislators
  • Stakeholders
  • Supporters of the bills

When:           Thursday, June 30, 2016

2:30 PM:       HB 2569, Relating to Energy

3:00 PM:       SB 2476, Relating to Health

3:30 PM:       HB 1668, Relating to Use of a Dog in Judicial Proceedings 

Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website.


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]