CAPWATCH CONFERENCE UPDATE … APRIL 23, 2018 … CAPWATCH CONFERENCE UPDATE   Mahalo nui to everyone who has contacted the conference committee members on SB 2047 – the Audit of the Department of Public Safety. SB 2047 HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH AT 10 IN ROOM 016. https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/hearingnotices/CONF_PSM_04-25-18_.HTM PLEASE DON’T STOP. Right now if we can get the House members (Gates and Thielen)...

Speaking of Public-private partnerships, specifically private prison profiteers, please read a recent article from The New York Times below. This article summarizes the many reasons why we should NEVER allow private prisons to construct and/or operate any correctional facilties in Hawai'i.   Sadly, however, Hawai'i is mentioned as being one of the "best customers" of private prisons corporations.    Although Hawai'i has been dependent...

Mahalo to those of you for contacting Conference Committee Members and advocating for a more in-depth Performance Audit of the Dept. of Public Safety.  Please keep those calls and emails flowing!   Below, you'll find the latest CAPWATCH Conference Committee Report from Kat Brady.    Some of you may be wondering about the status of the Public Private Partnerships P3 bills.    SB 2705  SD2 HD2 - OFFICE OF...

4.21.18 CAPWATCH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE   REPORT FROM THE FRONT & UPDATE    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE - DAY 1 – THURSDAY, 4.19.18             On the first day of conference, SB 2247 PASSED allowing pharmacists to dispense Naloxone (to prevent overdose) to caregivers and family members. This is so important in Hawai`i as unintentional drug poisonings, commonly referred to as drug overdoses, are one of the leading causes of injury-related mortality in Hawai`i.  Furthermore, an...

Any real change to the system will require a major political realignment of the one-party state. By Kevin Landers  / About 15 hours ago     We will elect a governor this year, and chances are heavily in favor of the winner being a Democrat — likely either the incumbent, or a member of the U.S. Congress. The Democratic Party of Hawaii has a virtual monopoly in our state government, but that is not...

Now's the time to flood our Legislators with requests to support the SD1 (Senate Draft #1 version) of SB 2047 HD1 that would require an in depth PERFORMANCE AUDIT of the Department of Public Safety!      I am sharing a SAMPLE EMAIL from Lorenn Walker of Hawai'i Friends of Restorative Justice, with the email addresses of all the Conferees assigned to this...

I want to share upcoming events that will INSPIRE you to keep on, keeping on!  As important as our collective work is to advance justice in our communities, we also need to carve out precious self-care time, and time with our `Ohana and loved ones! 1.  Father Dan Boyle - Jesuit Priest from East LA who created Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention,...

ACTION ALERT!!! On Thursday, April 19th, the Senate appointed their conferees to SB 2047 SD3 HD1: SB 2047 SD3 HD1 - AUDIT OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/…/SB2047_HD1_.pdf House Conferees Appointed: Takayama, Gates Co-Chairs; Thielen. Senate Conferees Appointed: Nishihara Chair; Keith-Agaran Co-Chair; L. Thielen. This is what we think is happening: We were wondering why it was taking so long for the Senate to appoint conferees and...

            I hope this finds you well and happy this Tuesday, and for those who are digging out after the flooding, our good thoughts are with you as you work to make your space habitable.             I have been poring over bills that may go to conference. To date, the House has appointed conferees on all CAP bills (see list at end of...

Aloha,  Please CALL Committee Leadership to schedule hearings on two important bills, or ask them to waive the hearing.    Otherwise, these bills will DIE this session!   1.   SB 2859, SD1 Administrative and Disciplinary Segregation (aka SOLITARY CONFINEMENT Bill) - Support.   More information about this bill is listed below.   2.  SB2880  Relating to Promoting Dangerous Drugs -Support (Statute attached)   Description:   Establishes the misdemeanor...