119 Sponsored Measures Passed….collect your $11,900 from Tom Berg

Tom Berg just offered $100 for proof of bills authored by Kymberly Pine.

So as promised in Thursday, September 27 Pine vs. Berg Debate on PBS, here is that proof:


Feel free to use this to collect on the $100 he promised. 

There are 119 so you do the math!  

Email him at tberg@honolulu.gov to collect your prize!

If you do, be sure to copy us at pineforcouncil@gmail.com or post on Facebook we are keeping a running total on how many people this will be.




Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise

As a triathlete, Kymberly supports bicycle safety and visited with the riders of Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise yesterday in Kapolei to show support.  The event was organized by the Hawaii Bicycling League’s safety education and awareness program. Zachary was killed when a hit and run driver ran into him while he was riding his bike. The group plans to ride around the island of Oahu in two days to promote safety awareness.

To help call:
Chad Taniguchi
Executive Director Hawaii Bicycling League
3442 Waialae Ave Suite 1
Honolulu, HI 96816
chad@hbl.org  cell 808 255 8271, office 808 735 5756,  fax 808 735 7989


Kymberly Pine Answers Honolulu Council Survey

In June 2012, Civil Beat sent 10 questions to each of the candidates registered to run for Honolulu City Council District 1. All five responded, including Hawaii Rep. Kymberly Pine. The questions and answers are reproduced below in full, and will serve as a resource both to voters deciding whom to vote for at the Aug. 11 primary but also to constituents so they can hold Pine to her words should she be elected. To see how Pine’s responses compare to those from her competitors, click here. Click on each topic listed below to read Civil Beat’s question and Pine’s response.


1. Do you believe that Honolulu should proceed with the 20-mile elevated rail project from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Shopping Center? Why or why not?

Yes. The people of the Leeward Coast voted overwhelmingly in favor of this system. As a constitutionalist, I respect their decision. As a fiscal conservative and author of the $600 State Government Waste and Mismanagement Report I will make sure every dollar spent is scrutinized and every effort is made to lower the costs of the project and ensure that more Hawaii residents are employed by the project.

2. Should the city continue to send municipal solid waste to Waimanalo Gulch Landfill until it reaches capacity, should it site a new landfill elsewhere as soon as possible, or should it pursue a different path? Why?

Pursue a new landfill elsewhere and pursue a new path. We must make recycling a top priority eliminating the need for landfills. Other governments have successfully done this and we can too.


Voice of Kapolei

From May edition of Voice of Kapolei

As we near the end of the legislative session for 2012, here are some of the bills I wanted you to know about.

HB 2514 would allow criminals to be back on the street within several days after their arrests, and it would release known felons into society 12- 18 months sooner than their original sentencing dictates. The logic behind this bill is that it would help us reduce prison overcrowding, but I know releasing convicts back onto the streets quicker is not the best way to do this. I have serious concerns about this bill. We need to be harder on criminals to protect victims.

HB 1033 would form the Clean Economy Bank of the State of Hawaii, which would back renewable energy projects with tax dollars. This state-operated bank is one of the most unsettling initiatives going through this legislative session.

HB 2798 creates a Veterans Treatment Court in Hawaii. Many veterans return from deployment disoriented because of the challenges they faced fighting abroad. Veterans court can keep veterans out of emergency rooms, hospitals, and prison by utilizing volunteer veteran mentor programs.  These programs have been successful in other states. Hospitalization and prison are costly intervention measures that hurt taxpayers, so this veterans court will help strengthen our economy in the long run. It is crucial we show our appreciation for veterans by supporting the creation of a Hawaii Veterans Court. Veterans have done so much for us, so we must take this opportunity to give back to them in a way that strengthens our community.  >> cont..


Hawaii CYBER CRIME PACKAGE passes State Legislature



State Capitol – Honolulu, Hawai’i

Honolulu – The State Legislature has passed three groundbreaking bills to curb the growing cyber crime trend in Hawaii. The bills were the result of the cyber crime informational briefing co-chaired by Representative Kymberly Marcos Pine.

Under these bills law enforcement and prosecutors will have increased ability to charge cyber criminals with new or increased penalties.

“The cyber crime package gives new hope to victims that their perpetrators will be prosecuted,” said Representative Kymberly Pine (District 43 – Ewa Beach, Iroquois Point, Puuloa). “My hope is that Hawaii will soon be one the toughest states in the nation to be a cyber criminal.”

HB 1777 authorizes district and circuit court judges in Hawaii to order the production of records held by entities located outside of the state in all criminal cases. The intent is to help prosecutors to obtain electronic evidence that is often stored by mainland organizations. The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office advocated for the bill, testifying that it was the most important action Hawaii could take to aid in the prosecution of cybercriminals.

HB 1788, a cybercrime omnibus bill, toughens computer crime laws by modeling language after existing identity theft laws defining computer fraud as an aggravated form of theft. It also imposes harsher penalties by raising each existing crime one grade higher. Most notably, the bill creates a new offense of Computer Fraud in the Third Degree, a class C felony. The crime would involve knowingly accessing a computer, computer system, or computer network, with intent to commit theft in the third or fourth degree.

HB 2295 expands the existing offense of Use of a Computer in the Commission of a Separate Crime to include situations where a perpetrator knowingly uses a computer to perform certain acts against a victim or intended victim of Harassment under HRS 711-1106 or Harassment by Stalking under HRS 7111106.5. The bill clarifies that the offense is also committed when the perpetrator knowingly uses a computer to pursue, surveil, contact, harass, annoy, or alarm a victim or intended victim.


For further information contact:
Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

(808) 586-9730


Public Safety and Cyber Crime

Kymberly has been a victim advocate for 15 years. She regularly appears on television, radio and in print news giving advice and assistance to crime victims. Her recent experience as a victim of cyber stalking and harassment motivated her to develop internet security partnerships with the military, law enforcement, and the University of Hawaii to develop a cyber crime graduate degree to grow local talent in Hawaii. She has formed nationwide partnerships with victim advocates in law enforcement and the legal community. As city councilwoman, she will advocate for more funding for the Honolulu Police Department to expand its cyber crime unit and to increase its police force for white collar crime.

Kymberly Pine is running against Tom Berg for City Council

Kymberly Pine is running against Tom Berg for City Council.

Tom Berg, the City Councilman who was caught on film by a Honolulu Police Officer erratically yelling at U.S. Secret Service Agents during the APEC conference. Agents claimed that they smelled alcohol on his breath. This was just a week after a members of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board released video of Berg yelling at them. The Waipahu Chair filed a grievance with the City Council against Berg. Councilman Breene Harimoto also asked the Council to strip Berg of his voting rights until he calmed down.