3/14/2013 Highlights


On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:30 A.M., before the House Human Services Committee, the Honolulu Prosecutor Victim Witness Director Dennis Dunn testified in opposition of SB60, SD1 that requires victims of crimes and surviving immediate family members to be notified of their right to participate in the restorative justice process.

At 9:30 A.M. before the House Public Safety Committee, Honolulu Prosecutor Victim Witness Director Dennis Dunn testified in support of SB509 that proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii guaranteeing that crime victims and their immediate surviving family members have specific rights related to information pertaining to and participation in the criminal justice process. Also, Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu testified in support of the Law Enforcement Coalition’s SB1051, SD1 that amends section 306D-4, HRS, to allow for the service of process issued by another state upon a Hawaii recipient and clarifies the following: (1) that the service of process may be upon a person or business, but not a government agency; (2) that the process is for the production of records; (3) that the process must be based upon a pending criminal investigation or prosecution; and (4) that the person or business being served must have conducted business or engaged in transactions occurring at least in part in the issuing state.

At 6:00 P.M., I attended the Annual Cocktail Party hosted by the Diamond Head Hui at Pearl Ultra Lounge.

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