Bills & Resolutions This Week Tues, Wed, and Thurs

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Chair
Sen. Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Room 229

HB 845 HD2    PSM, JDL/WAM    INMATES; IDENTIFICATION CARDS; REENTRY; ($)
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB845_HD2_.pdf
Requires the Department of Public Safety in collaboration with county and state agencies and, upon request of the inmate, to issue civil identification cards to inmates and to assist inmate in obtaining the inmate’s birth certificate, social security card, and other relevant identification necessary for successful reentry into society. (HB845 HD2) GATES, CREAGAN, ING, C. LEE, LOWEN, OHNO, TAKAYAMA, DeCoite, LoPresti, Nakamura, Quinlan, Todd, Woodson

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

Talking Points:

  • Identification is the lynchpin of successful reentry and reintegration
  • Without proper identification, formerly incarcerated persons cannot secure housing * Get a Job * Open a bank account * Cash a check       * Register to vote * Get a library card
  • SB 1039 is better, but still needs a little work.
  • Please support id for folks exiting incarceration and those on work furlough, extended work furlough, and community placement.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran, Chair
Sen. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:30 am
Room 016

HB1489 HD1      JDL, WAM    DISCRIMINATION; SEX; GENDER ID/EXPRESSION; SEXUAL ORIEN.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB1489_HD1_.pdf
Prohibits a state agency or program or activity receiving state financial assistance from excluding from participation, denying benefits to, or discriminating against a qualified individual by reason of disability, sex, including gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. (HB1489 HD1)BELATTI, EVANS, ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, MATSUMOTO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, DeCoite

GREAT BILL!

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

Talking Points:

  • This is an important bill that guarantees the rights of ALL people will be respected
  • It codifies, in state statute, Patsy Minkʻs Title IX
  • We must keep reminding everyone that the Aloha Spirit is in statute
  • If we really want peace in our communities, we must treat each other with aloha and kindness

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair
Rep. Matt Lo Presti, Vice Chair
Thursday, March 23, 2017
10:00 am
Room 312

HCR 134    PBS, JUD     REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CRIMINAL PRETRIAL PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES TO MAXIMIZE PUBLIC SAFETY, MAXIMIZE COURT APPEARANCES, AND MAXIMIZE PRETRIAL RELEASE OF THE ACCUSED AND PRESUMED INNOCENT.  NISHIMOTO
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/HCR134_.pdf

CAP POSITION: COMMENTS

 

HCR 156     PBS, FIN    REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCLUDE SITES THAT ARE 4.5 ACRES OR LARGER IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS FOR THE OAHU COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER RELOCATION.  TAKAYAMA, CREAGAN, GATES, ING, LOPRESTI, DeCoite, Thielen
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/HCR156_.pdf

CAP POSITION: COMMENTS

 

HCR 157      PBS, JUD    REQUESTING THAT THE CORRECTIONAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE CONTINUE ITS STUDY OF EFFECTIVE INCARCERATION POLICIES TO REDUCE THE INMATE POPULATION, LOWER RECIDIVISM, AND IMPROVE HAWAII’S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.  TAKAYAMA, CREAGAN, GATES, ING, LOPRESTI, DeCoite, Thielen
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/HCR157_.pdf

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

 

HCR 158    PBS, JUD    ENCOURAGING THE CONTINUATION AND EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED WORK FURLOUGH PROGRAMS TO ASSIST FEMALE INMATES TRANSITION BACK INTO SOCIETY. BELATTI, EVANS, FUKUMOTO, LUKE, MATSUMOTO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, SAN BUENAVENTURA, THIELEN, DeCoite
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/HCR158_.pdf

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

 

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