This is one of the worst assaults on smokers to date!
SB 455 will make smoking illegal inside one’s own dwelling (Public Housing).
To add insult to injury, if a tenant receives 3 violations of someone even being within 20 feet of any unit or common area, they will be evicted. This is only the beginning. If they are successful, they will also move to privately-owned spaces.
I believe that everyone (smoker and non-smoker) should be outraged with Senator Gary Hooser of Kauai and should be on the phone telling him so. His phone number is (808) 586-6030.
His email is: senhooser@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Please email a short and effective testimony to : EDHTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov
You can copy and paste this part below and send it off ASAP:
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HOUSING
Senator Norman Sakamoto, Chair
Senator Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair
NOTICE OF HEARING
DATE: Monday, February 23, 2009
TIME: 1:35 PM
PLACE: Conference Room 225
415 South Beretania Street
Strongly Oppose SB 455 (SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL)
Don’t forget to add your name and contact information to your testimony.
Thank you for your time and your help.
Hawaii Smokers Alliance