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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 2:07:50 to 2:09:05
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Doc Hastings

2:07:46 to 2:08:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: organic governing documents of your own state, you should oppose the hastings amendment and i encourage my colleagues to do so. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i yield myself one and a half minutes. the speaker pro temporethe gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: the state of hawaii can and does hold

Doc Hastings

2:07:50 to 2:09:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Doc Hastings

2:08:08 to 2:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: statewide votes in general elections. article 17 of the hawaii constitution describes the process for holding such votes and takes the acti legislature. hawaii's polical culture. since 1994, for example, the state of hawaii has considered 25 different statewide votes. they include a number of things

Doc Hastings

2:08:30 to 2:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: that i talked about in my opening remarks. mr. speaker, i am convinced that if we were to pass this bill, article 17 would come into play because i believe in all likelihood because of recent polling the legislature of hawaii would say, you know, we have the ability to put this to a vote, maybe we ought to do

Doc Hastings

2:08:52 to 2:09:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: this and we are creating another governmental entity that have different rules and regulations than the state of hawaii. that seems self-evident to me and my amendment simply facilitates that by saying that should happen.

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