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.
Get involved now by:
- Making calls from home
- Telling your story
- Requesting materials
- Requesting a speaker
- Tracking local media
- Volunteering as a neighborhood leader
- Downloading and printing literature to share
- Speaking to a group or organization
- Spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter
- Showing community support
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?
According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Hawaii Experienced 4,201 Violent Crimes In 2015.
- In 2015, There Were 19 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
- In 2015 There Were 561 Rapes.
- In 2015 There Were 1,203 Robberies.
- In 2015 There Were 2,418 Aggravated Assaults.
Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16