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On January 18, 2013, English introduced Senate Bill 465, the proposed "Steven Tyler Act."  According the bill, "if [a] person captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy," he or she would be liable for the "civil action of constructive invasion of privacy."  He or she could be sued for general damages, special damages, and punitive damages worth triple the combined general and special damages.  According to the Section 1 of the bill, the new law would especially help celebrities and be named after Steven Tyler, who owns a vacation home on the island of Maui, in honor of his "contribution to the arts in Hawai‘i and throughout the world."<ref>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB465_.htm ''Hawaii State Legislature'', "Senate Bill 465," accessed March 24, 2014]</ref>  The Senate passed the SB 465 on March 5 by a vote of 23-2, and the bill was sent on to the House.  Only Senators [[Les Ihara, Jr.]] and [[Samuel Slom]] voted against the bill.<ref>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=465&year=2013 ''Hawaii State Legislature'', "Measure status for Senate Bill 465," accessed March 24, 2014]</ref>  Hawaii Governor [[Neil Abercrombie]], the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tyler, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, and a number of other celebrities endorsed SB 465.  They argued that the paparazzi invade the privacy of celebrities who come to Hawaii to vacation in peace by filming and photographing the celebrities on their private property and that this bill would help promote celebrity tourism in the state.  The [[American Civil Liberties Union]], Hawaii Attorney General [[David M. Louie]], the Society of Professional Journalists, and ''The New York Times'' opposed the bill, claiming that it would be unconstitutional and suppress journalism.<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article, 2013/03/07/entertainment-us-usa-paparazzi-hawaii-idUSBRE92603D20130307 Malia Mattoch McManus, Reuters, "Hawaii's Senate passes Steven Tyler Act celebrity privacy bill," accessed March 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com, 2013/02/12/opinion/hawaii-grapples-with-the-steven-tyler-act.html?_r=0 ''The New York Times'', "Bills of the Rich and Famous," February 11, 2013]</ref>
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On January 18, 2013, English introduced Senate Bill 465, the proposed "Steven Tyler Act."  According the bill, "if [a] person captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy," he or she would be liable for the "civil action of constructive invasion of privacy."  He or she could be sued for general damages, special damages, and punitive damages worth triple the combined general and special damages.  According to the Section 1 of the bill, the new law would especially help celebrities and be named after Steven Tyler, who owns a vacation home on the island of Maui, in honor of his "contribution to the arts in Hawai‘i and throughout the world."<ref>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB465_.htm ''Hawaii State Legislature'', "Senate Bill 465," accessed March 24, 2014]</ref>  The Senate passed the SB 465 on March 5 by a vote of 23-2, and the bill was sent on to the House.  Only Senators [[Les Ihara, Jr.]] and [[Samuel Slom]] voted against the bill.<ref>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=465&year=2013 ''Hawaii State Legislature'', "Measure status for Senate Bill 465," accessed March 24, 2014]</ref>  Hawaii Governor [[Neil Abercrombie]], the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tyler, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, and a number of other celebrities endorsed SB 465.  They argued that the paparazzi invade the privacy of celebrities who come to Hawaii to vacation in peace by filming and photographing the celebrities on their private property and that this bill would help promote celebrity tourism in the state.  The [[American Civil Liberties Union]], Hawaii Attorney General [[David M. Louie]], the Society of Professional Journalists, and ''The New York Times'' opposed the bill, claiming that it would be unconstitutional and suppress journalism.<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article, 2013/03/07/entertainment-us-usa-paparazzi-hawaii-idUSBRE92603D20130307 ''Reuters'', "Hawaii's Senate passes Steven Tyler Act celebrity privacy bill," accessed March 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com, 2013/02/12/opinion/hawaii-grapples-with-the-steven-tyler-act.html?_r=0 ''The New York Times'', "Bills of the Rich and Famous," February 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 16:58, 23 June 2014

Jamie Kalani English
Jamie KalaniEnglish.jpg
Hawaii State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maui County Council
1997 - 2000
Education
Bachelor'sHawai'i Loa College (1989)
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii (1995)
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jamie Kalani English is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He is a former Senate Floor Majority Leader.

English was on the Maui County Council from 1997 to 2000.

Biography

English earned his Certificate from the Center for Public and Business Administration Education at National Chengchi University in 1988, his B.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from Hawai'i Loa College in 1989, his Certificate from the Institute of Culture and Communications at East West Center in 1991, his M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawaii in 1995 and his Paralegal Certificate from Maui Community College in 1996. He also attended the Pacific Century Fellows Program and the Leadership Academy for Asian Pacific American Elected Officials Program in 2000 and the Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments, Flemming Leadership Retreat I and II and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2003.

English's professional experience includes working as an Administrative Aide for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the State of Hawaii from 1991 to 1992, attending the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1993, working he as a Lecturer at Maui Community College from 1991 to 1994, Case Manager for Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Lecturer at the Visitor Industry Training and Education Center form 1993 to 1994, United Nations Correspondent for Samoa News in 1994, Associate Editor for Na Po'e Hawaii Magazine from 1994 to 1995, Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations from 1993 to 1996, Chief of Staff for Hawaii State Senator Avery B. Chumbley from 1995 to 1996 and Advisor at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens from 1995 to 1997.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, English served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Economic Development, Government Operations and Housing
Transportation and International Affairs, Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, English served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, English served on these committees:

Issues

Steven Tyler Act

On January 18, 2013, English introduced Senate Bill 465, the proposed "Steven Tyler Act." According the bill, "if [a] person captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy," he or she would be liable for the "civil action of constructive invasion of privacy." He or she could be sued for general damages, special damages, and punitive damages worth triple the combined general and special damages. According to the Section 1 of the bill, the new law would especially help celebrities and be named after Steven Tyler, who owns a vacation home on the island of Maui, in honor of his "contribution to the arts in Hawai‘i and throughout the world."[1] The Senate passed the SB 465 on March 5 by a vote of 23-2, and the bill was sent on to the House. Only Senators Les Ihara, Jr. and Samuel Slom voted against the bill.[2] Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tyler, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, and a number of other celebrities endorsed SB 465. They argued that the paparazzi invade the privacy of celebrities who come to Hawaii to vacation in peace by filming and photographing the celebrities on their private property and that this bill would help promote celebrity tourism in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union, Hawaii Attorney General David M. Louie, the Society of Professional Journalists, and The New York Times opposed the bill, claiming that it would be unconstitutional and suppress journalism.[3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent J. Kalani English is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[5]

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

English won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 7. English defeated Barbara Haliniak in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Kanohowailuku Helm (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Hawaii State Senate, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJamie Kalani English Incumbent 73.2% 5,456
Barbara Haliniak 26.8% 1,994
Total Votes 7,450

2008

On November 4, 2008, English was re-elected to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 6th Senate District. English received 14,030 votes in the election, defeating John Blumer-Buell (I), who received 3,653 votes. Additionally, 2,171 "Blank" votes and 3 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[8] English raised for his campaign $92,664; Blumer-Buell raised $7,475.[9]

Hawaii State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Kalani English (D) 14,030 70.7%
John Blumer-Buell (I) 3,653 18.4%
Blank 2,171 10.9%
Over 3 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for English is available dating back to 1998 June 24, 2013. Based on available campaign finance records, English raised a total of $354,845 during that time period. This information was last updated on {{{Editdate}}}.[10]

Jamie Kalani English's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 7 Won $105,854
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $15,351
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 6 Won $92,664
2006 Hawaii State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $11,605
2004 Hawaii State Senate, District 6 Won $93,493
2002 Hawaii State Senate, District 6 Won $6,123
2000 Hawaii State Senate, District 5 Won $29,755
Grand Total Raised $354,845

2012

English won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $105,854.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jamie Kalani English's campaign in 2012
Hawaii Operating Engineers$4,000
Chiogioji, Melvin H$4,000
R Kavanaugh Trust$4,000
Travaasa Hana$4,000
Altria$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$105,854
Source:Follow the Money

2010

English was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $15,351.

2008

English won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $92,664.

2006

English was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $11,605.

2004

English won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $93,493.

2002

English won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $6,123.

2000

English won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, English raised a total of $29,755.

Scorecards

Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[11] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. English received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores English received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

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Preceded by
Ronald Kouchi (D)
Hawaii State Senate District 7
2012-present
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Hawaii State Senate District 6
2000–2012
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Rosalyn Baker (D)