Legislative Update & Steering Committee Meeting

Testimony Needed to Support JusticeSteering Committee Meeting 3-31-21Updating Our Mission Statement We have great news HB 1107 HD1 SD1 (cyber bullying) & HB 576 HD3 (abortion access) both passed the Senate today! HB 1107 was amended in the Senate so now we hope that the House will to agree with their technical amends before it is sent to the Governor, but for HB 576 it was passed unamended by the Senate so that goes directly to Governor for his consideration. Supportive Testimony NEEDED for theseBills &

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2nd Lateral: Legislative Update

Testimony Needed to Support JusticeUpdating Our Mission Statement Happy Prince Kuhio Day! This was a very busy week at the State Legislature, please check out the LGBT Caucus Bill Tracking Report for a complete update. We have hit Second Lateral and I have updated the report to reflect those changes. For those that are interested in the history and background around the LGBT Caucus’ position on SCR 161 and the work that needs to be done to ensure insurance policies cover transition services

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Have YOUR Voice Heard!

Caucus March RecapTestimony Needed As you know we are in the process of changing the Caucus’s name to be more inclusive and to complete this process we will need to edit our By-Laws so we are using this opportunity to update Article Two – Statement of Purpose. Click here to review the suggested amendments that we have received to date.  Please email me any other changes that you would like to see for Article Two. At our April 17th meeting the suggested

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WE NEED YOU! Help Make A Difference

Testimony NeededTomorrow: Caucus March MeetingCaucus Name Change Survey Happy Aloha Friday, we had a busy week at the legislature please refer to the LGBT Caucus Bill Tracking Report for a complete update onwhere the bills and resolutions that we are tracking stand. Last month we saw the Equality Act pass the US House and this week we saw it get its HISTORIC hearing in the Senate’s Judiciary Committee – click here to watch the hearing. Unfortunately it will have an uphill battle in the

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We Need Your Support

Testimony NeededCaucus March MeetingCaucus Name Change Survey HB 282 – shelter(s) for homeless minors passed today with some amendments that we are hopeful can be mitigated in the next hearing. Tomorrow the following bills will be heard:SB 939 – SUPPORT Establishes June 19 of each year as Juneteenth Day.Hearing Date: Wednesday, 03-17-21 10:00 AMDeadline to submit: Tuesday, 03-16-21 10:00 AM (after this your testimony will be marked late) HB 1096 – SUPPORT Requires the department of health to convene a task force to recommend amendments to the Hawaii

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Support Homeless Unaccompanied Minors

Supportive Testimony NeededCaucus March MeetingCaucus Name Change Survey I hope that you are staying dry and safe. With the bills crossing over we are now getting hearing notices and we need your support in passing the following bills… Supportive Testimony for these Bills HB 282 LGBT Caucus Priority – Expands the circumstances where a minor may consent to no cost emergency shelter and related services to include cases where the provider is coordinating with child welfare services.Hearing Date: Tuesday, 03-16-21 3:00 PMDeadline to submit: Monday, 03-15-21

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