HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – The Hawai‘i State Senate will convene in Special Session on November 12 and 13, 2019 to consider three judicial appointments.
On October 17, 2019, the Senate received notice of Governor David Y. Ige’s appointment: Kelsey Kawano as Judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit.
On October 18, 2019, the Senate received notice of Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald’s appointment: Rebecca A. Copeland as Judge of the District Family Court of the First Circuit and Alvin K. Nishimura as Judge of the District Family Court of the First Circuit
Pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawai‘i Constitution, the Senate shall hold public hearings and vote on each appointment within thirty days of any appointment.
The Senate Committee on Judiciary will hold a hearing on the appointments at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. and plans to hold a decision-making meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. in Conference room 016.
The Senate will meet in Special Session on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 and 13, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the Senate Chambers.
All public documents and hearing notices will be posted on the Capitol website: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession.aspx?year=2019b