The proposed measure came as a result of a an incident involving Christopher Deedy on Nov. 5, 2011, in which the US State Department special agent fatally shot Kollin Elderts in a struggle at the Kuhio Avenue McDonald’s on Oʻahu.
Representative Kaniela Ing of Maui, who introduced the bill noted that Hawaiʻi has the lowest voter turnout in the nation. He said this challenge could jeopardize the effectiveness of Hawaiʻi’s democratic process.
The effort was aimed at reducing the amount of second-hand smoke and toxic litter on Maui’s beaches, and included cleanup efforts at Hāna Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Hanakaʻōʻō Beach and Sugar Beach.
The Lawmakers Listen event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the Kīhei Charter School stage room, located in the Līpoa Center in the old Hapa’s location near First Hawaiian Bank on East Līpoa Street.