ACTION ALERT: Testimony Needed

Testimony Needed For Resolution
April Caucus Meeting
Name Change Survey

Happy Hump Day!

Good news all the bills and resolution we asked for supportive testimony that were heard yesterday (4/6/21) passed! Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony in support!

Supportive Testimony NEEDED for this
Resolution

Do not just rely on the LGBT Caucus for submitting testimony for the bills and resolutions that we are supporting (or opposing). If you need a refresher there is the “How To Submit Testimony” training at the end of this email. These are listed in order of hearings.

HCR 162 HD1 – SUPPORT REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, VIA THE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM; AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, VIA THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY AND GENDER EXPRESSION OF RESPONDENTS, INCLUDING RESPONDENTS WHO ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COURTS AND THE HAWAII YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
Hearing Date: Friday, 04-09-21 1:00 PM by the committees on HTH/HMS/EDU
Deadline to submit: Thursday, 04-08-21 1:00 PM (after this your testimony will be marked late)

LGBT Caucus Bill Tracking Report
This report is updated regularly even if an email is not sent out.


April Caucus Meeting

We will be meeting on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM HST via Zoom.

Items on the April Agenda:

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Caucus Name Change Survey

If you have not already done so please complete the Name Change Survey – click here to fill out the survey. Feel free to share the survey with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies.

Mahalo nui loa!

Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
Chair
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

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Training to Submit Testimony

Have YOUR voice heard – watch this training on how to support the issues that matter to YOU!


Click here to watch training.
Click here for the Training Agenda with links

LGBT Caucus 2021 Legislative Priorities

  • Getting the State to fund/secure Homeless Youth Shelters across the State (homeless unaccompanied minors) HB 282
  • Expanding gender markers on birth certificates: SB 281 & HB 1231
  • Removal of statute of limitations for survivors of sexual abuse as children SB 163SB 833 & HB 570 – Criminal Charges SB 381
  • Allowing minors to access health care for HIV & PrEP without parental consent SB 25 & 
    HB 478

No bills were introduced for these 2 priorities due to the historic economic depression that the State is facing due to the COVID pandemic.

  • Health centers for the neighbor islands that include mental health services with access for LGBTQIA+ (youth & adult)
  • Establish the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of the LGBTQ+ Community