2021 Legislative Update (RECORDED)

2021 Legislative Update (RECORDED)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Speakers: Senator Joy San Buenaventura, Senator of State Senate District 2 & Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative of State House District 24

2021 Legislative Update: An Inside the State Capitol Perspective


This program is a recording of the Live Webcast Seminar held on August 17, 2021. 

If you attended the live webcast; You cannot claim CLE for watching this recorded program.  

In addition to the usual dialog and of exchange of ideas, evaluation of bills introduced, and debate & decision-making, the COVID response made the 2021 legislative session more challenging. Balancing a two-year budget faced with uncertain revenues and hoping for federal assistance to provide for the basic necessities of those most severely impacted by COVID, and for statewide public health and safety was a task requiring leadership, innovation and perseverance.

Get an update on legislation that was passed during the regular session and the veto override session, and a glimpse of what is anticipated for the 2022 legislative session which convenes in January.

The State budget . . . housing . . . health and safety . . . the Judiciary . . . human services . . . education . . . tourism management . . . economic diversification & development and more . . .


Senator Joy San Buenaventura, 
Senator of State Senate District 2
Joy San Buenaventura is a State Senator of State Senate District 2. In the 2021 legislative session, Joy San Buenaventura served as Chair of the Senate Human Services committee and a member of the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection and Health committees. 

In her first term, she was honored by the League of Women Voters due to her efforts to increase voter participation and to make the elections officer accountable for election day errors. Prior to being elected, she was an attorney in solo practice for over 30 years and had won 3 out of 3 applications for writ of certiorari in the Hawaii Supreme Court. She was one of the attorneys who argued a divorce case at the initial neighbor island Courts in the Community program that was held in Hilo; and 2 days later argued in front of the same Hawaii Supreme Court, a criminal felony case for which she was court-appointed solely for the appeal.  Both she and co-presenter Della Au Bellati were involved in their respective capacities in the introduction, hearing and amending of a number of the major bills that passed in the 2021 session.  

Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative of State House District 24
"Representative Della Au Belatti is a graduate of Princeton University and the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i, with a certificate from the Environmental Law Program. She is a practicing attorney with the Law Office of Eric A. Seitz and is currently serving her seventh term as the Representative of State House District 24 (Makiki,Tantalus, Papakolea, McCully, Pawaa, and Manoa). Representative Belatti is a former high school social studies teacher and has served as a State Campaign Spending Commissioner.
Representative Belatti served as the chair of the House Committee on Health from 2013 to 2017 and also served as co-convener of the Women's Legislative Caucus from 2013-2018 and House Vice Speaker in 2017. She is currently the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives."

Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1.0 CLE Credit. 

Cost: $55.00

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