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Hawaii Supreme Court eyes Legislature’s ‘gut-and-replace’ gambit

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                                A change in SB 2858, which started out as a bill requiring annual reporting to improve recidivism rates and inmate rehabilitation, included verbiage requiring hurricane shelters in new state buildings. Above, evacuees waited to be screened last month before entering the Hawai‘i Convention Center, which the American Red Cross set up as a shelter in advance of Hurricane Douglas.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A change in SB 2858, which started out as a bill requiring annual reporting to improve recidivism rates and inmate rehabilitation, included verbiage requiring hurricane shelters in new state buildings. Above, evacuees waited to be screened last month before entering the Hawai‘i Convention Center, which the American Red Cross set up as a shelter in advance of Hurricane Douglas.

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case involving what is known as a “gut-and-replace bill” that passed the state Legislature in 2018 and was enacted as Act 84. Read more

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