PLEASE ASK GOV NOT TO VETO SB 68

The Governor has until Tuesday, July 9th to sign or let SB 68 become law without his signature.

 SB 68 is still on his veto list. 

Please take a few minutes to contact the Governor NOW, and
ASK HIM NOT TO VETO SB 68

This is our last shot to get this bill off the veto list….Please help.
Phone: (808) 586-0034
Fax:    (808) 586-0006


SB 68 SD1 HD1 – RESTORING JUDICIAL DISCRETION FOR CLASS B & C DRUG FELONIES
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB68_HD1_.pdf

Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony. Excludes certain offenses cases. (SB68 HD1)

Please contact the Gov’s office & ask him to sign or let SB 68 become law without his signature because…

1. The bill is in line with Justice Reinvestment – reducing the prison population
2. Mandatory sentencing removes judicial discretion
3. NY (the state that first championed mandatory sentencing with the Rockefeller drug laws) has eliminated mandatory sentencing for drug offenses, reduced their prison population, reduced drug arrests, and save millions of dollars.
4. AG Eric Holder said, “Statutes passed by legislatures that mandate sentences, irrespective of the unique facts of an individual case, too often bear no relation to the conduct at issue, breed disrespect for the system, and are ultimately counterproductive.”


Here
 for CAP Letter to the Governor re: SB 68

 

 

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