Hawaii State Legislators Opened on January 20, 2016
From Hawaii Family Forum January 22, 2016
The Hawaii State Legislature opened on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. If you missed it and want to read the Senate Floor Speeches, you can do so at this link. We are monitoring the issues and will sent out alerts and information on hearings as soon we get notice.
Freedom of Speech Bill Deferred by Senate Judiciary.
On January 21, 2016, the Hawaii Senate Judiciary accepted testimony on a bill (SB 217) that proposed a constitutional amendment to provide that the right to freedom of speech does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections. The intent of the bill was to apparently amend the Hawaiʻi Constitution to address one aspect of the United States Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United v. Fed. Election Comm’n, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). The Hawaii Attorney General testified that " ... the proposed constitutional amendment, if ratified, will have no practical legal effect. The State of Hawaiʻi remains subject to the Citizens United ruling construing the United States Constitution, regardless of any amendment made to the Hawaiʻi Constitution." The bill was deferred.
SB217: Text, Status
Join us TODAY at the 2016 March for Life!
As hundreds of pro-lifers from the beautiful island of Oahu (and for those who have come from our neighbor islands) descend upon the Hawaii State Capitol today for the March for Life, we join our hearts with our sister states as they do the same. In some instances braving unbelievable weather challenges! If you're in town for the March for Life, join us in person today from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol. The march begins at around 6:00 p.m and will end with a prayer vigil sponsored by the Pearson Foundation of Hawaii. (More information here). If you are wondering where the parking is, click here. SEE YOU THERE!
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