From Hawaii Family Forum, April 27, 2018
Suicide Prevention Bill Ready for Floor Votes
The bill that will appropriate funding for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Maui county (HB2169 CD1) has been placed on the calendar for final reading. You can read the final version here.
Therapy Ban Bill Passes Conference Committee
The joint conference committee has come to an agreement on SB270 (the bill that will ban reparative therapy for minors.) The conference committee version is not available yet, so we cannot comment on the final version and what it entails. We will send out as soon as it is posted.
The vote today was as follows:
4/27/2018 S -- The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, S. Chang, Tokuda
4/27/2018 H -- The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Takumi, Nishimoto, Luke, Thielen
CWS Case load bill passes conference committee
The bill (HB2277) that would establish the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section Pilot Project within the Department of Human Services to increase staff and reduce caseloads in the East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Section has passed conference committee. The final conference committee version is not available yet, so we cannot comment on the version. We will post as soon as it is available.
The vote today was as follows:
4/25/2018 H -- The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, Todd, Learmont, Tupola; 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nakashima.
4/25/2018 S -- The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Green, Shimabukuro, S. Chang; 1 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai.
Upcoming Legislative Deadlines
May 3, 2018 -- Adjournment Sine Die
In Latin, "sine die" means "without a day specified for future meeting." Adjournment sine die occurs on the 60th legislative day of a Regular Session, and indicates a suspension of the business of the legislature indefinitely.
Next, the Legislature will certify the bills whose form both chambers have agreed to, and will transmit or "enroll" those bills to the Governor.
What's Coming Up?
Prayer at Planned Parenthood
The 3rd Annual National Day of Prayer and Protest at Planned Parenthood is this Saturday, April 28th, 10:00-12:00 on the sidewalk at 1350 S. King St. Honolulu. Please join us as we stand against abortion in Hawaii.
For more information, contact Tracey Whitehurst at 808-754-7427
National Day of Prayer - Hawai'i
May is National Foster Care Month
Please join the annual National Foster Care Month Prayer Luncheon
Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00am to 1:00pm
Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention
2042 Vancouver Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
Hear stories from former foster youth, families who are fostering and adopting children and folks who work in the foster care field. There is no charge for lunch, but we welcome donations. Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.