Legislative Week in Review
from Hawaii Family Advocates, February 5, 2016
House Judiciary Passes HB 1902 Relating to Sex Trafficking
Hawaii Family Forum supported this bill (HB 1902) that adopts a victim-and-survivor centered approach to prosecution of sex trafficking crimes and bring Hawai‘i into line with the other forty-nine U.S. States that have adopted comprehensive anti-sex trafficking legislation. Sadly, Hawaii currently remains the only state in the nation lacking a comprehensive, victim-centered sex trafficking law. The vote in the House Judiciary on February 2, 2016 was as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Creagan, Hashem, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takayama, Woodson, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McDermott; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Brower. The bill will now move the House Finance Committee.
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February 7 - 14, 2016 | National Marriage Week (World Marriage Day is February 14)
February 8 - 12, 2016 | Defend the Family Conference, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Ka'iwakiloumoku
February 18, 2016 | First Annual Marriage Gala sponsored by Hawaii Family Forum & Hawaii Family Advocates. Interested in purchasing a table? Call 808.429.4872 for more information.
February 24, 2016 | Franklin Graham at Hawaii State Capitol, 1:00 p.m.
February 26 - March 3, 2016 | First Annual Life Symposium (Diocese of Honolulu) - open to the public (register online)