Senate calls special session for judicial appointments

The state Senate will convene a special session to review the judicial appointments of Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit, Hawaii Island, and Gregory H. Meyers to the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, Kauai.

The state Senate will convene a special session to review the judicial appointments of Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit, Hawaii Island, and Gregory H. Meyers to the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, Kauai.

The process will begin with a Judiciary Committee hearing, chaired by Sen. Karl Rhoads at 10:30 am Thursday, June 16.

The Senate will convene in a floor session at 11 am Monday, June 20, which will be followed by a separate decision-making meeting of the Judiciary Committee at 11:30 am

Final Senate votes on the appointments are expected at 10 am Tuesday, June 21.

Members of the public can submit in-person testimony or testify via videoconference. Pre-registration is not required for those who prefer to testify in person.

Those who wish to testify via videoconference should use the Legislature’s website at capitol.hawaii.gov to submit written testimony and select “yes” when asked if they will be testifying remotely for the hearing. Written testimony is required to participate via videoconference and must be submitted at least 24 hours before the hearing.

Additional information and details are on the Legislature’s website.

The special session will only address the three pending judicial appointments.

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