CAP Watch Update: This Week’s Bills

Pump UpRESULTS OF BILLS CAP SUPPORTED THIS WEEK
MARCH 18 – 22, 2013

Please note that hearing for SB 68 SD1 – Restoring Judicial Discretion for B & C drug felonies was postponed. It will be heard in JUD next Thursday, March 28th at 2 PM in Room 325. You still have a chance to support at:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=68

HB 52 HD1, SD1 – PROHIBITING BIAS-BASED POLICING
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB52_SD1_.pdf
PASSED PSM WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO JDL
(1)  Deleted language that would have prohibited state and county law enforcement agencies and their officers from detaining an individual based on any noncriminal factor or combination of noncriminal factors, unless pursuant to court order; and  (2)  Inserting language to prohibit state and county law enforcement agencies and their officers from engaging in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives any person of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States or by the Constitution or laws of Hawai`i.

SB 301 SD2, HD1 – EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB301_HD1_.pdf
PASSED PSM WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO FIN
(1)  Replaced provisions that would have allowed a refund if the credit exceeds the taxpayer’s income tax liability, with provisions allowing the excess to be used as a credit against the taxpayer’s income tax liability in subsequent years until exhausted; and (2)  Required the credit to apply to taxable years after December 31, 2014, to provide time for the Department of Taxation to prepare forms and alert taxpayers of the tax credit.

HB 1133 SD1 – REPEAL OF THE PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PLDC)
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB1133_SD1_.pdf
PASSED PSM WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO WAM
GUT & REPLACE: Deleted  its contents and replaced them with the contents of S.B. No. 707, S.D. 2
Read this article for story: Procedural drama
http://politicalradar.staradvertiserblogs.com/2013/03/19/procedural-drama/

HB 668 HD2, SD1 – TRANSFER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM FROM PUBLIC SAFETY TO HEALTH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB668_SD1_.pdf
PASSED PSM WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO JDL/WAM
(1)  Added a new section to chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, creating the medical marijuana advisory group, comprised of the Director of Health, Attorney General, and Deputy Director of Law Enforcement, and requiring the group to make transition recommendations to the Legislature by December 31, 2013; (2)  Inserted a blank amount for the medical marijuana registration fee; (3)  Delayed the deadline by which all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Department of Public Safety relating to the medical use of marijuana program shall be transferred to the Department of Health to January 1, 2015; (4)  Clarified throughout the measure that the Department of Public Safety and Department of Health shall finalize a plan to transfer and execute the transfer of the medical use of marijuana program in accordance with the recommendations of the transition advisory group;  (5)  Changed the effective date to upon approval; and (6)  Inserted language to repeal the Act on December 31, 2014, if the recommendations of the transition advisory group are not codified in the Hawaii Revised Statutes by December 30, 2014.

SB 74 – SALE OF INMATE CRAFTS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB74_HD1_.pdf
PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO FIN
Changed its effective date to “upon approval’.

SB 71 – PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB71_HD1_.pdf
PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO FIN
Technical amendments only.

SCR 75 – URGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE ROGER CHRISTIE ON BAIL PENDING TRIAL
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SCR75_.pdf
PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO JDL

SCR 67 – RESIDENTIAL REENTRY CENTER & DAY REPORTING PROGRAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SCR67_.pdf
PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. GOES TO WAM

HB 1279 HD1, SD1 – FUNDING REINTEGRATION
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB1279_SD1_.pdf
PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. GOING TO  CONFERENCE.

We were born to unite with our fellow men,
and to join in community with the human race.
Cicero

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