A bill that is being heard tomorrow at the state legislature seeks to ban people that that are convicted of three misdemeanors in Waikiki.
That person can be banned from the area between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
If that ban is violated the person could be sentenced to 30 days in jail.
“This keeps happening and happening and it’s not good for our residents nor visitors. Waikiki is our real prime jewel. You give the person fair warning and hopefully change their behavior,” said Waikiki Sen. Sharon Moriwaki.
Opponents include the ACLU of Hawaii which says free travel is a constitutional civic liberty. They warn there could be unintended consequences such as loss of jobs and housing.