Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from Kat Brady

*** CAPWATCH REPORT FROM THE FRONT ***

FINAL READING IN HOUSE & SENATE

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

I was in both the Senate and the House today. In the Senate, all 10 CAP bills passed on the “Consent” calendar, which means the bills were discussed in caucus and everyone agreed.

In the House, 7 CAP bills were on the “Consent” calendar and 3 were discussed: SB 2247 – PASSED UNANIMOUSLY; SB 2990 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY (6 w/reservations: DeCoite, Har, Say, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward); SB 2791 – There’s a story on this one. It passed the Senate unanimously. I was right to be worried about this bill. Final Reading in the House was postponed until Thursday, May 3rd. I have attached a note I am hand delivering to every member of the House tomorrow morning. The House is wobbly. They are scared of UPW (Youth Correctional Officers (YCOs) are members) BUT THIS BILL IS NOT ABOUT HYCF. It is the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center that will be staffed by social service providers for youth who need assistance but have not been sent by the court. There will be no YCOs involved in this project called Kawailoa (the name of the area). It is separate and apart from HYCF. I have been assured of this from the Office of Youth Services and Mark Patterson, head of HYCF. Kawailoa is a different way of addressing the needs of youth. Here’s a quick list of the 10 CAP bills and their status:

SB 2247 CD1 – OPIOD ANTGONISTS  

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2247_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN SENATE AND HOUSE

SB 2340 CD1 –  AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2340_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN SENATE AND HOUSE

 

HB 1716 CD1 – YOUTH COMMISSION

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB1716_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN HOUSE AND SENATE

 

SB2861 CD1 – PERFORMANCE INDICATORS & REPORTING – REENTRY

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2861_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN SENATE AND HOUSE

HB 2454 CD1 – HCI; PILOT PROJECT; FORMER INMATE EMPLOYMENT

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB2454_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN HOUSE AND SENATE

HB 1489 CD1 – CIVIL RIGHTS (TITLE IX)

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB1489_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN HOUSE AND SENATE

 

HB 2389 CD1 – PAROLE; LEGE $; DISCHGD PERSONS (GATE $)

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB2389_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN HOUSE AND SENATE

 

SB 2990 CD1 – FAMILY LEAVE  

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN SENATE AND HOUSE (6 w/reservations in House: DeCoite, Har, Say, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward)

HB 2131 CD1 – SEX ASSAULT EVIDENCE (Rape Kits)

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB2131_CD1_.pdf

5.1.18 PASSED FINAL READING – UNANIMOUS IN HOUSE AND SENATE

SB 2791 CD1 – KAWAILOA YOUTH & FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2791_CD1_.pdf

5.3.18 FINAL READING

 

I’ll be at the Legislature tomorrow and the session on Thursday. Kawailoa is something our youth needs. Those who have lost their way, or those who never found it, would have a place where they could go to access the help they need. If we truly love our youth, then we must do everything we can to show them that we are here to help; not judge.

This has been an especially difficult session for me that is bookended by death. On January 17th, Ashley Grey was unhooked from life support after she was severely beaten at WCCC and on Friday, April 27th, a young man I absolutely adored was killed in an accident.

Mahalo to everyone who called, emailed, testified, showed face, and supported those of us on the front lines. We appreciate your support!

Love, Kat

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