Word has reached History Education Hawaii that the final hearing for the Judiciary's budget bill, which includes funding for the Judiciary History Center, is scheduled on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
The bill, HB300 HD2 SD1, has already been heard by the House of Representatives' Judiciary and Finance Committees. Its third and final hearing is with the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Our friends at the Hawaii Judiciary History Center are asking for testimony one last time.
IIt should be pointed out that each time the bill passes a committee hearing, it is amended. The bill's next hearing requires a new record of testimony.
If you didn't have a chance to submit testimony for the previous hearings, History Education Hawaii hopes you'll take just a moment to do so.
For those of you who were able to testify, please resubmit making note of the bill's current number (HB300 HD2 SD1).
Address your testimony to Senator David Ige, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. The testimony must be received by March 31, 9:00 a.m.
You may email testimony to WAMTestimony@Capitol.
Sample testimony is provided below:
Dear Senator Ige,
I am writing in support of HB300 HD2 SD1, which includes funding for the Judiciary History Center.
[Your own statement about how the Judiciary History Center has affected you (free school tours, curricula, public programs, organizational partnerships, personal research, vendor or purchase of services, etc.) How would you be affected if the Judiciary History Center were eliminated?]
Thank you very much for considering my testimony in support of HB300 HD2 SD1.