Preparing for Upcoming Elections
HB 2177 & SCR 154 Passed
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Preparing for State eConvention
Success HB 2177 & SCR 154 Passed
Mahalo nui loa to everyone that submitted testimony in support of HB 2177 & SCR 154. They no go to the full Senate to be voted on. They were both amended but nothing we can’t live with. I will be in contact when SCR 154 is scheduled for a hearing in the House to request testimony.
HB 2177, HD1 – Amends statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file a civil suit. Allows punitive damages. Permits the court to order restorative justice measures, if deemed appropriate. Effective upon approval.
AMENDMENTS: Unlimited Punitive Damages & Restorative Justice if only the survivor requests it.
SCR 154 – REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REPORTING, PROSECUTION, AND CONVICTION RATE OF HATE CRIMES IN THE STATE.
AMENDMENTS: Removed the Task Force requirement since the Attorney General is redoing how they collect Hate Crimes data, requires 2 reports instead of only 1 report and the AG needs to include when the Hate Crimes enhanced sentencing on a suspected Hate Crime is not used along with explanation as to why.
2020 State of Hawaii Primary Election Info
Deadline to register to vote to get a ballot mailed: July 9, 2020 olvr.hawaii.gov
Early Walk-in Voting Dates: July 27, 2020 through Election Day, August 8, 2020
Election Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020
More info: https://hawaiidemocrats.org/voteblue2020/
FINAL UPDATE: Responses to the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i Candidate Surveys:
U.S. Representative Races: https://bit.ly/2020FedRespLGBT
State Races: https://bit.ly/2020StateRespsLGBT
All County Races: https://bit.ly/2020CntyRespLGBT
UPCOMING eCONVENTION DEADLINES
Now that the deadlines have passed to file to run for the Party Offices, if you or someone you know is running for any of these positions and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and you would like the LGBT Caucus to let your fellow Democrats know that you are running please email me by June 30, 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in an email to the LGBT Caucus after July 1, 2020.
Speaking of July 1 – if you are a Delegate to the 2020 State eConvention please remember this deadline:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Deadline for 2020 DPH State eConvention:
15-minute video that explains the upcoming Party elections. Click here to watch.
Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i