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Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:

HB 1902 Relating to Sex Trafficking; Prostitution: Creates the offense of sex trafficking where a person advances prostitution by the use of force, threat, fraud or intimidation or where a minor is prostituted. Classifies sex trafficking as a violent crime and a class A felony.

HB 1907 Relating to Sexual Assault: Requires all law enforcement agencies and departments charged with maintenance, storage and preservation of sexual assault evidence collection kits to conduct an inventory of all stored kits and report to the Attorney General. The AG is then required to report to the Legislature.

HB 1897 Relating to Insurance Coverage of Health Screenings: Ensures that all insurers in the state provide insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including HIV and AIDS.

SB 2319 Relating to Insurance: Requires health insurers in the state, including health benefits plans under the Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and Medicaid managed care programs to cover reimbursement for contraceptive supplies intended to last for up to a 12-month period for insured.

SB 2317 Relating to Health: Requires and appropriates funds for the Department of Health to conduct child death reviews, implement a program to perform maternal death reviews, and submit annual reports to the Legislature.

HB 2772 Relating to the University of Hawai‘i: Adopts the preliminary recommendation of the affirmative consent task force, including requiring the University of Hawai‘i to train employees and students on sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking policies.

HB 2489 Relating to the Department of Defense: Appropriates funds for a veterans’ services counselor IV position within the office of Veterans’ Services to address problems and needs of all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Women’s Legislative Caucus
  • Stakeholders
  • Supporters of the bill

WHEN: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1pm

WHERE: Laniākea YWCA, 1040 Richards Street (downtown).



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

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