CAPWATCH ACTION ALERT & MINI UPDATE!

ACTION ALERTAloha Justice Advocates!

We are heading to Crossover, where all bills still alive cross over to the other chamber for their rounds of committee hearings. THERE ARE SOME BILLS THAT NEED HELP IN ORDER TO CROSS.

PLEASE CALL WAYS & MEANS AND POLITELY ASK THAT WAM SCHEDULE THE FOLLOWING BILLS:

Chair Tokuda: (808) 587-7215 orsentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov

 SB 1018   ID CARDS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB1018_.pdf

SB 665 SD1   INDEPENDENT PRISON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB665_SD1_.pdf

SB 560   AUDIT OF DPS FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB560_.pdf

SB1020   ELECTRONIC MONITORING
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB1020_.pdF

Narrative about the session thus far:

CAP has been testifying and commenting on almost 70 bills so far. Our goal is to get the legislature to see that people who break the law and are incarcerated are still members of our community and that more than 95% will be returning to our communities. How they are treated in prison will determine what happens when they come home.

Several really good bills are still alive and will cross over next week. After Crossover, Kat will send you a list of what made it to the second half of the session.

On a positive note, six really bad bills are DEAD this session:

 SB 632   ASSET FORFEITURE FOR PETTY MISDEMEANORS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB632_.pdf

SB 229   SHARING JUVENILE JUSTICE INFO WITH POLICE
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB229_.pdf

HB 165   SHARING JUVENILE JUSTICE INFO WITH POLICE
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB165  .pdf

Comments:         This is Maui prosecutor Richard Minotoya pushing this bill that has been vehemently opposed by the Judiciary and CAP for the 2nd year in a row. Law enforcement already has some access to information. They want more.

HB 1461   ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR YOUTH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB1461 .pdf

SB 1235  ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB1235_.pdf

Comments: Keith Kaneshiro, the Honolulu prosecutor testified,  that he is passionate about our youth, which is why  he keeps introducing this bill (and wanting to lock them up???).

SB 513  MANDATORY MINIMUM FOR UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY INTO MOTOR VEHICLE
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB569_SD1_.pdf

 

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