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By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 4440 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

From Hawaii Family Forum, March 24, 2017

Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the House Health Committee made some changes to SB501.  The current version, HD1, is alive and well.  The votes were as follows: Representative(s) Belatti, Kobayashi, Morikawa, Todd voting in support and Representative(s) Har, Oshiro, Tupola voting in opposition.  Do you want to see which organizations support this anti-constitutional measure and testified that faith-based pregnancy resource centers should be forced to promote information contrary to their religious belief?  Click here

The bill will now move to the House Judiciary Committee.

ACTION:  Contact Representative Scott Nishimoto at 808-586-8515 and ask him not to schedule the bill for hearing.

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Assisted Suicide Deferred by House Health Committee

Click link to listen to the decision making on SB1129 SD2.

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the House Health Committee unanimously voted to defer the assisted suicide bill.  Over seventy people came down to stand in unity against SB 1129 SD2.  We appreciate all the calls, emails, personal visits and petition-signers across the state.  All in all, we collected over 13,000 signatures (and they are still coming in!)  

Click here to read the full blog.

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UPDATE March 25, 2017: No Aloha in Suicide

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the House Health Committee, under the leadership of the Chairwoman Della Au Belatti, rightfully and unanimously deferred the assisted suicide bill (SB1129 SD2). 

Unfortunately, and as we warned, Compassion and Choices and their highly paid lobbyists are not happy with the decision.  They are mounting an all-out assault on the House of Representatives to try and force a floor vote on the bill.  We cannot let the members of the House hang under the threats of these proponents.

Please take 45 seconds and do these two things immediately:

  1. Call YOUR representative (our system will pair you up with them right away) and thank them for standing firm with the House Health Committee's decision to defer SB1129 SD2 (assisted suicide).

  2. Email your representative saying the same thing.

The media seems to be driving this effort so we need you rise up and make your voice heard.

Mahalo for your continued prayers and support.  Please forward this email to your family and friends.  The "forward" button is below.

Click the link below to log in and send your message: LINK

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March 24, 2017

SECOND LATERAL (BILLS) - All bills with multiple referrals must move to their final referral committee in the non-originating chamber by this date.

March 29, 2017

FIRST LATERAL FOR CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS - Concurrent resolutions require adoption in each chamber and are used to state the official position of the Legislature on an issue, or to request action formally without having to mandate it by law. All concurrent resolutions with multiple referrals must move to their final committee in the originating chamber by this date.

April 6, 2017

FIRST CROSSOVER FOR CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS - Deadline for passing the single floor vote for adoption required for resolutions in order to move from the originating chamber to the other chamber.


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