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:
SB 1018 ID CARDS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
SB 665 SD1 INDEPENDENT PRISON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
SB 560 AUDIT OF DPS FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
SB1020 ELECTRONIC MONITORING
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
SB 229 SHARING JUVENILE JUSTICE INFO WITH POLICE
HB 165 SHARING JUVENILE JUSTICE INFO WITH POLICE
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
SB 1235 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS
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