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Jun 30

Chair's 3 Minutes: Committees consider bills on GMO moratorium, Kihei housing

Posted to Council Chair Gladys Baisa on June 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News June 29, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

A bill placing a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms will be considered at Monday's Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m.

More than 9,000 registered voters signed an initiative petition requesting an ordinance to place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms. The county clerk determined the petition was sufficient on June 6, allowing the council 60 days, or until Aug. 5, to enact the bill.

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Jun 06

PRESS RELEASE: GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

Posted to Maui County Council Blog on June 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM by Office of Council Services


WAILUKU, Hawai`i – The Office of the County Clerk has certified that the SHAKA Movement has collected the required amount of additional valid signatures needed to advance to the Council a petition to place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today.  

“The SHAKA Movement submitted a supplemental petition on May 27 that contained 9,626 signatures,” Mateo said.  “Our office has reviewed the submission and determined that 4,342 registered voters in the County of Maui have signed the petition, while 5,284 signatures have been deemed invalid.”

Supplemental petition

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May 21

PRESS RELEASE: Clerk finishes first review of GMO moratorium petition

Posted to Maui County Council Blog on May 21, 2014 at 10:46 PM by Office of Council Services


WAILUKU, Hawai`i – The Office of the County Clerk has finished its initial review of the initiative petition submitted by the SHAKA Movement, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today.  

Certification of results

“The SHAKA Movement submitted 9,768 signatures, and our office has reviewed the submission to determine the amount of valid versus invalid signatures on the petition,” Mateo said. “ We have determined that 4,720 registered voters in the County of Maui have signed the petition, while 5,048 signatures have been deemed invalid.”

A total of 3,745 more valid signatures of registered voters in the County of Maui are needed to place the initiative on the ballot. 

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