3/28/2013 Highlights

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. before the House Judiciary Committee, I testified in support of measure, SB978 that imposes a mandatory sentence of one year of imprisonment on a defendant convicted of cruelty to animals in the second degree involving five or more pet animals in any one instance. I testified in opposition HB68 SD1 that gives the court discretion on the maximum incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony cases.

At 2:45 P.M., Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu attended the joint Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs and House Committee on Public Safety informational briefing for the Council of State Government Justice Center (CSG) to provide an update to the Legislature on their analyses progress on Justice Reinvestment.

At 3:00 P.M., I attended a meeting with Hawaii State Representative K. Mark Takai at his office regarding Veterans Court.

At 3:15 P.M., before the House Finance Committee, I testified SB635 SD1 HD2 that establishes felony and misdemeanor offenses for injuring or killing an animal engaged in law enforcement or corrections activities.

In the evening I had dinner with my friends Brandon Mituda and his wife Ellen Mitsuda at Utage restaurant in Kalihi of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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