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By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 4325 Views :: First Amendment, Life

There are a few champions left!

Aloha    May 2, 2017

SB 501 CD 1(Bully Bill) went to the full House and Senate for vote today.  It passed in the Senate by a vote of 22 (yes) - 3 (no) and in the House by a vote of 38 (yes) - 12 (no) with 1 excused (Rep. Ichiyama).  The final version CD1, will now be sent to the Governor for signature.

We wanted to take a moment to let you know who those champions are - those legislators who stood up for what is right and voted NO on SB 501 CD1.  Please take a few moments and call each of them and thank them for their courageous vote. It is absolutely imperative that you do this... it takes guts to stand up against the majority.  These legislators need to know that you stand with them and are appreciative of their vote!

SB501: Text, Status

SENATE

Senator Mike Gabbard
586-6830
sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Breene Harimoto
586-6230
senharimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Gil Riviere
586-7330
senriviere@capitol.hawaii.gov

HOUSE

Rep. Henry Aquino
586-6520
repaquino@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Romy Cachola
586-6010
repcachola@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Ty Cullen
586-8490
repcullen@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Sharon Har
586-8500
rephar@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Sam Kong
586-8455
repkong@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto
586-9490
repmatsumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Bob McDermott
586-9730
repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Marcus Oshiro
586-6700
repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Calvin Say
586-6900
repsay@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. James Tokioka
586-6270
reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Andria Tupola
586-8465
reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Gene Ward
586-6420
repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

So what happens now? (The portion below is from the Public Access Room)
Since the bill will be sent to the Governor after April 18th (less than 10 days prior to sine die ), then…

  • If the Governor signs the bill by July 11th (the 45th day after sine die), the bill becomes law.
  • If the Governor neither signs nor vetoes the bill by July 11th (the 45th day after sine die), the bill becomes law without the Governor's signature.
  • If the Governor intends to veto the bill, the Governor must inform the Legislature by June 26th(the 35th day after sine die) and deliver the veto by July 11th.
    If the bill is vetoed, it will not become law unless:
    • the Legislature amends the bill in special session to address the Governor's objections and the Governor signs the amended bill within 10 days of receipt, or 
    • the Legislature successfully overrides the veto in special session by a 2/3 vote of all members in each chamber.  The Legislature must convene in special session at or before noon on July 11th to act upon the Governor's veto.
We will keep you posted as the bill moves to the Governor's office.
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