LGBT Caucus Bills for 2019

LGBT Caucus 2019 Priority Bill
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Barring “Gay Panic” & “Trans Panic” as an affirmative defense

Prohibits defendants from claiming that discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of a victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation resulted in extreme mental or emotional disturbance sufficient to reduce a charge of murder to a charge of manslaughter unless the other circumstances of a defendant’s explanation are already sufficient to reasonably find extreme mental or emotional disturbance. Requires the court to instruct the jury to disregard bias and prejudice regarding gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation when a defendant’s explanation of extreme mental or emotional disturbance includes discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of a victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
SB2 & HB711

Prohibits defendants from claiming that discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of a victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation resulted in extreme mental or emotional disturbance sufficient to reduce a charge of murder to a charge of manslaughter unless the other circumstances of a defendant’s explanation are already sufficient to reasonably find extreme mental or emotional disturbance.
SB342

Excludes gender or sex markers from limited purpose driver’s licenses and limited purpose provisional driver’s licenses.
SB568

Requires a license to include a person’s full legal name, date of birth, gender category, residence address, and license or identification card number. Includes a third option of gender identification for driver’s license and state identification card applicants. Effective 7/1/2020.
SB429

Establishes and appropriate funds for a safe places for youth pilot program. Requires and appropriates funds for the office of youth services to reduce the use of status offense laws and implement a status offense diversion program.
SB1019

Provides that a minor may consent to emergency shelter if a provider of no cost emergency shelter and services is coordinating with child welfare service.
SB230

From Banning Conversion Therapy – Act 13, 2018 – Taskforce Requests

Prohibits health plans and providers from disclosing to a policyholder or other covered person any payment or billing information for a minor’s mental health services if the minor received the services without the consent or participation of the minor’s parent or legal guardian. Specifies that the minor and the minor’s parent or legal guardian are not responsible for out-of-pocket payments for minor-initiated mental health treatment or counseling services.
SB278 & HB584

Authorizes mental health professionals under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional to provide mental health treatment or counseling services to minors.
HB580 & SB538

Support the intent – Seeks to added “Gender identity change efforts” to banning conversion therapy
SB674 & HB664

LGBT Caucus will also be Supporting the following bills

Bullying/Suicide Prevention

Requires the Department of Education to establish a Bullying Prevention and Response Action Plan. Requires the Board of Education or Department of Education to submit an annual report to the Legislature on the Action Plan and reported incidents of alleged bullying and harassment.

SB1013

Requires that high school students complete a health class. Requires teacher and principal training to include suicide prevention. Allows the training to be conducted through self-review.

HB430

Requires the Board of Education to establish and implement youth suicide awareness and prevention training programs and risk referral protocols in public schools, including charter schools.

SB383

Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Kauai and Hawaii counties.

HB330

Requires two hours of annual in-service training in suicide prevention for all teachers, principals, and school counselors.

SB691

Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Kauai and Hawaii counties.

SB226

Discrimination

Barring discrimination for those that use housing assistance program

SB122

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to submit by 1/24/2019, a report studying how other jurisdictions oversee Title IX enforcement.

SB1042 & HB483

Adds reproductive health decisions and utilization of family leave to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices.

HB710

Prohibits state and county law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers or honoring requests for non-public information unless specifically required to do so by a warrant signed by a judge or provisions of federal, state, or local law.

SB557 & HB1247

Prohibits discrimination, including in advertisements for available rental units, based on receipt of income from a housing assistance program, or requirements related to participation in housing assistance programs, in rental transactions and requirements.

SB122 & HB1244

Conforms statutory prohibitions against wage discrimination with other prohibitions on employment discrimination. Clarifies allowable justifications for compensation differentials and remedies for pay disparity. Requires employers to disclose wage ranges to employees and prospective employees.

SB1375 & HB1192

Provides that a surviving unmarried same-sex partner of a deceased veteran may be interred at any state veterans cemetery if the surviving partner provides evidence that the couple would have married but for a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

HB671

Sexual Health

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for a comprehensive category of reproductive health services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures. Prohibits discrimination in the provision of reproductive health care services.

SB1043 & HB1087

Sexual Assault

Requires barber, beauty operator, and instructor licensees under the board of barbering and cosmetology to complete a one-time, one-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education.

SB1045 & HB1147

Extends the amount of time from the date an act of child sexual abuse occurred for a victim to bring a civil cause of action.

HB482 & SB1035

Repeals statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file suit.

HB18

Establishes licensure requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the board of psychology. Amends the composition of the board to include 2 school psychologists.

HB384

Clarifies that clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse are a mental health outpatient services benefit required to be covered under health insurance policies offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations.

HB484 & SB1036

Amends the definition of domestic abuse under Hawaii’s insurance laws and domestic abuse protective orders to include emotional abuse between family or household members. Defines emotional abuse.

HB295

House cleaning Amendments

HB299 – adding “gender identity or expression” to 42F-103 (2)

Resolutions

REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
HCR5 & HR6

URGING THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONDUCT A STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII BY CLERGY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
SCR8