2013 Second Special Session Underway

The 2013 Second Special Session is underway, and measures being considered and their hearing notices are posted on the website (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession.aspx?year=2013b). Please let the Public Access Room (PAR) know if you need help finding anything, or have questions about the legislative process. (808/587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov).

The bill regarding same sex marriage, SB1 Relating to Equal Rights, is now scheduled for a third reading (vote) in the Senate at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30th. It has also been scheduled for a public hearing before the House Judiciary and Finance committees on Thursday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m.  See the hearing notice (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession2013b/Hearing_JUD-FIN_10-31-13_.pdf) for instructions on offering testimony — you can use the webform (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/login.aspx)to submit testimony of less than 10MB. (Both events will be broadcast, and can be viewed online at www.olelo.org, or contact the PAR for channel numbers.)

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