Legislative Update – March 16, 2018

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

We had a great week – SB 270 the bill to ban conversion therapy passed the House’s CPC committee (10-0) and HB 2739 the medical aid in dying bill passed the Senate’s CPH committee (6-0) now we are already looking at next week:

Testimony needed in strong support in the Senate Labor Committee for:
HB 1489 – RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS Prohibits a state agency or program or activity receiving state financial assistance from excluding from participation, denying benefits to, or discriminating against a qualified individual by reason of disability, sex, including gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx…

HB 2598 – RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish paid family leave for all workers by January 1, 2020. Authorizes DLIR to adopt interim rules. Establishes the Paid Family Leave Implementation Board to assist DLIR and report to the Legislature.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2598&year=2018

HB RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE. Clarifies exemption authorizing compensation of persons with intellectual disabilities at less than minimum wage.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1627&year=2018

Hearing is on Tuesday, March 20 in Room 229 at 2:45 pm
Deadline to submit testimony is Monday, March 19 at 2:45 pm

PLEASE HELP THESE three important pieces of legislation!