CAPWATCH ALERT for Thursday, Feb 26: 2 bills (1 in Senate,1 in House)

UPCOMING HEARINGS – Thursday, February 26, 2015

ACTION ALERTCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING
Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair
Sen. Josh Green, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Sen. Will Espero, Chair
Sen. Rosalyn Baker, Vice Chair

Thursday, February 26, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Room 016

SUPPORT FOR SB 913 – DATA COLLECTION ON CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB913 _.pdf

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT
CAP wants something to pass. All these bills are a good start to actually caring about these kids. 

  • Currently we are ‘guesstimating’ how many of our children and youth have incarcerated parents
  • Collecting the data will help the state and child advocacy organizations seek funding to help this underserved population
  • Providing services to these keiki will stop intergenerational incarceration 

To SUPPORT this bill, sign into www.capitol.hawaii.gov and then go to:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=913

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COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair
Rep. Joy Sanbuenaventura, Vice Chair

Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Room 325

SUPPORT FOR HB 1326  – THEFT
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB1326_.pdf      

Increases the monetary threshold to $750 with respect to property or services for theft in the second degree, effective 2016. Provides for 2% automatic yearly increase thereafter.

CAP POSITION: STRONG SUPPORT
This is the best reform of the theft statute yet!  Kudos to Speaker Souki for understanding the cost-benefit analysis (both social and economic)!

To SUPPORT this bill, sign into www.capitol.hawaii.gov and then go to:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1326

YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

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