Governor signs bills backed by Women’s Legislative Caucus

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 in Main

Women's caucus2New laws relating to women and children in Hawai‘i were enacted through bill signing by Governor Ige. Rep. Della Au Belatti said at a ceremony last month, “Today is about when women lead, people collaborate and communities win.” Sen. Rosalyn Baker called it a “banner year” for the women’s caucus, which spearheaded the bills.

The measures included policies to expedite testing of “backlogged” and new rape kits, tighten sex trafficking laws, expand health coverage for women, address sexual violence on college campuses, improve data reporting on children’s and women’s deaths, and expand support for female and other veterans.

Photo: Women’s Caucus

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