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In Hawaii, HB1533 was introduced by House Speaker Rep. Joe Souki on behalf of “another party.” This horrendous measure was assigned only one committee for hearing, one each for both House and Senate Judiciary Committees. If HB1533 gets a hearing, it will be scheduled by the House Judiciary Committee (JUD) first.
HB1533, the Legal Pimping Bill, will do several things. If passed into law, this measure will:
1) Make it legal for pimp-traffickers to sell adult women for sex
2) Make it legal again for police to sleep with prostituted persons while on duty
3) Make it legal for Johns to pay for sex with a victim of sex trafficking
4) Remove criminal penalties for repeat offenders (Johns).
5) Legalize sex tourism
6) Create serious obstacles in finding adult and child victims of sex trafficking to come forward.
Read the bill: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx…
Join us in stopping this abusive and vile attempt to increase crimes against women and girls. The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS) and our allies respectfully ask you to do one or all of the following:
Call the members of the House Judiciary (JUD) Committee and kindly ask them, if HB1533 is scheduled, to vote NO on passing it. If you cannot call every member on JUD, just call the JUD Chair, Rep. Scott Nishimoto (District 21 Kapahulu, Moilili, McCully). If you cannot reach the reps when you call, you may leave a message.
WHAT YOU CAN SAY:
Aloha, my name is _______. I respectfully ask you to oppose HB1533 Relating to Prostitution, if this bill is scheduled for a hearing. It will increase violent crimes against women and legalize pimping and buying women for sex. If you would like specifics, please contact the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery or Af3irm Hawaii. Thank you for your time.
House Judiciary Committee Members:
Email JUD Members (copy and paste)
repnishimoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repbelatti@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repbrower@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repjohanson@Capitol.hawaii.gov, replee@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repmorikawa@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repnakashima@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repmoshiro@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repmcdermott@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repthielen@Capitol.hawaii.gov