Members of the Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus presented their list of priorities Wednesday for this legislative session. 

Among the list, implementing rules for midwives. 

According to Senator Rosalyn Baker, the sector is trained to assist women in childbirth and used to be regulated by the State but that law has since lapsed. 

Baker says that last year the legislative auditor recommended a new law go into effect. 

"More and more women are engaging in home births. So there is a concern that we need to make sure that those practices and the people who are practicing them are safe," Representative Della Au Belatti of Makiki, Tantalus, McCully and Manoa said. 

The 2019 package includes a total of ten bills and one resolution addressing issues including women's health, violence against women, economic opportunities, and gender equity.