As of Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Hawai’i State Legislature reached First Crossover—the deadline for bills to pass Third Reading and move over to the Second House. It is also the last day for a final vote to be taken on a measure in the house of origin.
A few of ACLU of Hawaii’s bills of interest are in the report. Our priority areas for 2017 include:
- SMART JUSTICE: Reduce the number of people incarcerated while keeping the public safe, end the criminalization of poverty. Promote evidence-based criminal justice reform.
- TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY: Strengthen public right-to-know, law enforcement accountability.
- PRIVACY: Keep government coercion out of the personal lives and decisions of people.
- THE RIGHTS OF LGBT PERSONS