CAP Watch Alert: Upcoming Bills This Week

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Last Committee Hearing For:

HB 385 HD2 – EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
Establishes a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit. Requires the Department of Human Services to offer financial education to applicants for and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Appropriates funds.
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=385

HB 218 HD1, SD1 – CORRECTIONS POPULATION MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
Adds the OHA administrator and a member of the public, who is knowledgeable about issues relating to the criminal justice system and has substantial experience or expertise in traditional Native Hawaiian practices, to the CPMC
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=218

SCR 100/SR 66 – GENDER EQUITY
Urging the Governor to strive to achieve or maintain gender equity in the nominations and appointments of members to state boards and commissions
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=100

SB 68 – RESTORING JUDICIAL DISCRETION IN SENTENCING CLASS B & C DRUG FELONIES
Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony cases to make the length of the sentence proportionate to the offense and related conduct. Excludes certain offense
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=68

Next to Last Committee Hearing For:

SCR 124/SR 87 – PREVENTING OVERDOSES – GOOD SAMARITAN LAW STUDY  (Goes to JDL after this)
Requesting the Department of Health and the John A. Burns School of Medicine to conduct a study on states with good samaritan laws and their impact on decreasing drug overdose deaths.
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=124

SCR 193/SR 147 – COMPASSIONATE RELEASE PILOT PROGRAM  (Goes to WAM after this)
requesting the Department of Public Safety and the Hawaii Paroling Authority to create a two-year pilot program for medical or compassionate release of certain ill, disabled, and geriatric inmates who pose a low risk to public safety.
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=193

SCR 115/SR 79 – PAROLE FOR CLASS A,B, & C FELONS (Goes to WAM after this)
Requesting the Hawaii Paroling Authority to thoroughly consider granting parole to Class A, Class B, and Class C felons before the expiration of their maximum terms.
Here for CAP Testimony
TO SUPPORT, GO TO:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=115

The Senate and House Public Safety Committees are holding an informational briefing so that the Council of State Governments can update the committees on the progress of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 · 2:45-3:45 PM · Room 423

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
Frederick Buechner

 

 

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