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HB1902 Sex Trafficking Reform Passes Judiciary
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 5:54 PM :: 4581 Views :: Law Enforcement

Legislative Week in Review

from Hawaii Family Advocates, February 5, 2016

House Judiciary Passes HB 1902 Relating to Sex Trafficking

Hawaii Family Forum supported this bill (HB 1902) that adopts a victim-and-survivor centered approach to prosecution of sex trafficking crimes and bring Hawai‘i into line with the other forty-nine U.S. States that have adopted comprehensive anti-sex trafficking legislation. Sadly, Hawaii currently remains the only state in the nation lacking a comprehensive, victim-centered sex trafficking law.  The vote in the House Judiciary on February 2, 2016 was as follows:  13 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Creagan, Hashem, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takayama, Woodson, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McDermott; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Brower.  The bill will now move the House Finance Committee.

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more detailed information on any of these events, please click here.

February 7 - 14, 2016  | National Marriage Week (World Marriage Day is February 14)

February 8 - 12, 2016  |  Defend the Family Conference, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Ka'iwakiloumoku

February 18, 2016  |   First Annual Marriage Gala sponsored by Hawaii Family Forum & Hawaii Family Advocates.  Interested in purchasing a table?  Call 808.429.4872 for more information.

February 24, 2016 | Franklin Graham at Hawaii State Capitol, 1:00 p.m.

February 26 - March 3, 2016  |  First Annual Life Symposium (Diocese of Honolulu) - open to the public (register online)

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