Status of Marsy's Law in Hawaii
Currently, Hawaii does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment to its Constitution.
In 2016, Marsy’s Law for Hawaii was passed in both the Hawaii House and Senate. However, lawmakers were unable to reconcile differences in the language of the bill prior to the deadline for constitutional amendments to be sent to the governor’s office. Support for Marsy’s Law for Hawaii has been strong from its introduction into the state and continues to be so.
Every day, across our country people suffer at the hands of criminals. Then they suffer again – as victims, thrust into the complex judicial system and to navigate an unfamiliar court process. Marsy’s Law proposes a Constitutional Amendment securing permanent, enforceable rights of victims, but we need your help to move forward.
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Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?
Did you know, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) most recent “Crime in the United States” report, that in the state of Hawaii there were:
- 3,680 violent crimes committed in 2014.
- 26 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2014.
- 445 rapes committed in 2014.
- 1,107 robberies committed in 2014.
- 2,102 aggravated assaults committed in 2014.
Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.