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Caucus March Meeting
Caucus 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 AM
Deadline 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a task force to recommend amendments to the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update existing parentage laws that reflect outdated, cisheteronormative concepts of families, parenthood, and parental rights.
Note: The LGBT Caucus will be asking for an amendment to ensure that lesbian, gay and non-binary parents are included on task force.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, 03-17-21 1:00 PM
Deadline to submit: Tuesday, 03-16-21 1:00 PM (after this your testimony will be marked late)

Testimony NEEDED for these Bills

SB 159 – SUPPORT AVR Requires any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a motor vehicle driver’s license or identification card to be automatically registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines. Prohibits the Examiner of Drivers from transmitting information if the applicant presents a document demonstrating a lack of United States Citizenship. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation that contains driver’s license or identification card information to election officials and the online voter registration system.
Hearing Date: Thursday, 03-18-21 2:00 PM
Deadline to submit: Wednesday, 03-17-21 2:00 PM (after this your testimony will be marked late)

HB 1107 – SUPPORT Adds aggravated harassment by stalking to the list of offenses upon which the offense of use of a computer in the commission of a separate crime may be based. Provides the court with the discretion to require the forfeiture of property used in computer crimes if the perpetrator was a minor, regardless of whether the minor owned the property.
Hearing Date: Friday, 03-19-21 9:30 AM
Deadline to submit: Thursday, 03-18-21 9:30 AM (after this your testimony will be marked late)

HB 576 – SUPPORT Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to perform medication or aspiration abortions.
Hearing Date: Friday, 03-19-21 9:30 AM
Deadline to submit: Thursday, 03-18-21 9:30 AM (after this your testimony will be marked late)

HCR128 – OPPOSE – REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM THAT WILL RESTORE BALANCE AND INTEGRITY TO OUR NATIONAL SYSTEM OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE IN THE INTEREST OF PRESERVING SELFGOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
LGBT Caucus will be requesting amendments to remove the call for Federal Constitutional Convention.
Hearing Date: Friday, 03-19-21 11:00 AM
Deadline to submit: Thursday, 03-18-21 11:00 AM (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.

LGBT Caucus March Meeting

This Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 AM is our regular meeting and we will going over the current status of the LGBT Caucus bills and others that we are supporting and then begin the discussion of the name change (see survey below). 

LGBT Caucus Agenda
A. Introductions
B. Additions to the Agenda
C. 2021 Legislative Update
D. Name Change Project for the Caucus
E. By-Law Revisions
F. Announcements

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Caucus Name Change Survey

With the 2020 elections behind us we are going to take back up the name change project for the LGBT Caucus. Like we have discussed at the meetings the purpose for the name change to be more inclusive of our very diverse community.

To help with this process we have created a survey for everyone that is interested in having a say in this process to fill out. Click here to fill out the survey.

The results will be shown again at the March 20th meeting with the goal of having a vote on the name change by the April 2021 meeting is not sooner. 

Training to Submit TestimonyMake sure you are ready for the 2021 session watch this training on how to support these priorities from ideas into laws.


Click here to watch training.Click here for the Training Agenda with links
Be on the lookout for emails as our priorities and any other bills that the LGBT Caucus supports or oppose get hearings. Here is to a successful legislative session!
Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
Chair
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

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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