Senate JDL Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill for Hearing
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR
NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING
DATE: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 016
State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street
A G E N D A
THE FOLLOWING MEASURE WAS PREVIOUSLY HEARD IN THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND HEALTH:
SB 1129, SD1
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Establishes a medical aid in dying act that establishes a regulatory process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease may obtain a prescription for medication to be self-administered to end the patient's life. (SD1)
Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.
Persons wishing to submit written testimony may do so up to 24 hours prior to the hearing. Click here to submit written testimony to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
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Bully Bill Passes Senate Ways & Means
SB 501 SD1 (the bully bill) that will require all limited service pregnancy centers (faith-based pregnancy resource centers like A Place for Women, Pearson Foundation, Malama Pregnancy Center on Maui, and the Aloha Pregnancy Care & Counseling Centers), to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services (aka abortion and contraceptive services). The bill, among other things, also authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy (punishment and bullying). On Thursday, February 23, the committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED.
The votes in WAM were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, English, Galuteria, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi; 2 No(es): Senator(s) Harimoto, Riviere; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Inouye, Wakai.
EMail your Senator and ask him/her to vote no on the "Bully Bill" with this easy link.
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President Trump Rescinds Letter Regulating Public School Bathrooms and Locker Rooms
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
We believe that schools are able to provide a safe environment for all students - including transgender students - without compromising the security and privacy of other students. The prior Administration was threatening Districts with the loss of federal funds if they didn't allow, for example, biological boys to use the girls' locker rooms and bathrooms. The executive order had even required that schools allow boys to participate in girls' athletics and stay with girls on overnight school trips.