CAP Watch Update: Results of Bills This Week 3.29.13

Pump UpRESULTS OF BILLS CAP SUPPORTED THIS WEEK
THURSDAY, MARCH 25-28, 2013

Mahalo to Everyone who sent in Testimony – It definitely helped!

HB 385 HD2 – EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
Establishes a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit.
PASSED WAM with AMENDMENTS
(Next: Conference)

HB 218 HD1, SD1 – CORRECTIONS POPULATION MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
Adds the OHA administrator and a member of the public, knowledgeable in traditional Hawaiian practices
PASSED WAM with AMENDMENTS
(Could go to conference or House could agree to Senate amendments)

SCR 100/SR 66 – GENDER EQUITY
Urging the Governor re gender equity in the nominations and appointments
PASSED JDL UNAMENDED
(Crosses over to House next week)

SB 68 – RESTORING JUDICIAL DISCRETION IN SENTENCING CLASS B & C DRUG FELONIES
Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders
PASSED JUD with AMENDMENTS – No retroactive application & judge cannot reduce Class B sentence lower than Class C sentence and Class C no lower than 1 year. (Next: Conference)

SCR 124/SR 87 – PREVENTING OVERDOSES – GOOD SAMARITAN LAW STUDY 
Study on states with good samaritan laws and their impact on decreasing drug overdose deaths
PASSED HTH/HRE UNAMENDED – Med school to provide research to committees. (Next: JDL)

SCR 193/SR 147 – COMPASSIONATE RELEASE PILOT PROGRAM  (Next: WAM)
Create a two-year pilot program for medical or compassionate release
PASSED PSM/HTH/HMS WITH AMENDMENTS – CAP’s suggestion for 3 yr. pilot! (Next: WAM)

SCR 115/SR 79 – PAROLE FOR CLASS A,B, & C FELONS
Requesting HPA to thoroughly consider granting parole before the expiration of their maximum terms.
PASSED PSM UNAMENDED
(Next: WAM)

SB 71 HD2 SD1 – FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS
PASSED FIN UNAMENDED
(Next: conference committee)

HB411 HD2 – COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR RAPE VICTIMS
Information and/or medication to rape victims
PASSED JDL UNAMENDED

HB 622 HD1 – FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR JOURNALISTS & BLOGGERS
JDL DECISIONMAKING ON TUESDAY 4.2 @ 10:30 AM

HCR 134/HR104 – MANDATORY IMPLICIT, UNCONSCIOUS BIS TRAINING FOR C J AGENCIES
PASSED PBS WITH AMENDMENTS – yearly training and only for those in contact with offenders
(Next: FIN)

HCR 172/HR 140 – EARNED TIME
PASSED PBS WITH AMENDMENTS – 3 year pilot pgm; defining eligible persons; not a right – an opportunity

HCR 173 – EXPAND COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Message: This is cost-effective and just
PASSED PBS UNAMENDED
(Next: JUD)

 HB 1133 SD1 – REPEAL PLDC
WAM DECISIONMAKING ON MONDAY, 4.1 @ 10:05 AM
Still time to contact committee and ask them to restore the House version.
sendige@capitol.hawaii.gov
senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov
senkim@capitol.hawaii.gov
senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov
sengaluteria@capitol.hawaii.gov
senespero@capitol.hawaii.gov
senihara@capitol.hawaii.gov
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senkahele@capitol.hawaii.gov

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