HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu City Council Zoning and Planning Committee has scheduled a special meeting Monday at 9 a.m. at Honolulu Hale to hear public testimony on five proposed bills that seek to expand or amend the language of the City's sit-lie law that impacts Oahu's homeless populations on public sidewalks.
Bill 43 would essentially amend existing sit-lie measures to include more legally sound language but removes the portion along Kapalama Canal from King to Olomea Streets.
Bill 44 would expand the sit-lie law to all hours at specific public mall areas downtown and in Chinatown making it illegal Sunday through Saturday at College Walk, Kila Kalikimaka Mall and Union Mall. Fort Street, Sun Yat Sen and Kekaulike are included during the hours of 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bill 46 would make it illegal to put up tents near city-owned streams and enbankments, like Kapalama Canal, where doing so could create a public health or safety risk.