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Emergency proclamations

HB2581 HD1: Uphold freedom of speech during emergencies

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 4, 2024. ______________ April 4, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Emergency powers reform thwarted by revised HB1902

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference  To: Senate Committee on Judiciary        Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Emergency powers need update, but SB2908 doesn’t go far enough

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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HB1902 HD1 lacks legislative check on emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 15, 2024. ______________ March 15, 2024, 3:01 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and

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HB2515 HD1 needed to clarify what are emergencies, disasters

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs on March 11, 2024. ______________ March 11, 2024, 3 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Public Safety and

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HB1902 HD1 lacks strong check on executive power

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB1902 HD1 lacks legislative check on emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 9, 2024. _____________ Feb. 9, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs    

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Amendments to HB1902 would help it rein in emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Water and Land on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Water & Land       Rep.

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HB2581 HD1: Uphold freedom of speech during emergencies

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 4, 2024. ______________ April 4, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Emergency powers reform thwarted by revised HB1902

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference  To: Senate Committee on Judiciary        Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Emergency powers need update, but SB2908 doesn’t go far enough

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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HB1902 HD1 lacks legislative check on emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 15, 2024. ______________ March 15, 2024, 3:01 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and

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HB2515 HD1 needed to clarify what are emergencies, disasters

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs on March 11, 2024. ______________ March 11, 2024, 3 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Public Safety and

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HB1902 HD1 lacks strong check on executive power

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB1902 HD1 lacks legislative check on emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 9, 2024. _____________ Feb. 9, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs    

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Amendments to HB1902 would help it rein in emergency powers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Water and Land on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Water & Land       Rep.

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