CAP Watch Update

Pump UpRESULTS OF BILLS CAP SUPPORTED THIS WEEK

April 1 – April 5, 2013

SB 61 SD1 – Juveniles; Informal Adjustment; Restorative Justice
PASSED JUD with HD1 technical amendments (Next: Conference or Senate can agree with House)

HB 622 HD1 – FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR JOURNALISTS & BLOGGERS
PASSED JDL with SD1 further restricting first amendment rights. BAD, BAD, BAD (Next: Conference or Death)

SB 472 – DECRIMINALIZATION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF CANNABIS/MARIJUANA
RE-COMMITTED TO JUD ON HOUSE FLOOR – DEAD THIS SESSION

SB 642 HD1  – Parts II and III – Medicial Marijuana Program
PASSED CPC/JUD with Amendments: Limited patient/caregiver ratio 1:2; limited # of plants to 21 per TMK; registration fee for caregivers not to exceed $35; inserted language of HB 668 to effect transfer of program from PSD to DOH  (Next: Conference)

HB 668 HD2, SD1 – TRANSFER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM FROM PSD TO DOH
PASSED JDL/WAM (Next: Goes to Senate floor for vote than Conference Committee)

SB 655 SD2, HD1- EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY
PASSED CPC/JUD with Amendments: Amended sexually transmitted disease language to conform with CDC; limited liability for doctors 

SCR 26 – ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO CONTINUE AND EXPAND ITS STRUCTURED COMMUNITY PLACEMENT PROGRAMS.
PASSED WAM AS IS (NEXT: Crosses over to House next week)

SCR 67 SD1 – ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STAND-ALONE REENTRY CENTER IN HONOLULU FOR RECOVERING LOW-RISK CRIMINAL OFFENDERS, WHICH MAY INCLUDE RESIDENTIAL AND DAY-REPORTING PROGRAM OPTIONS.
PASSED WAM AS IS (NEXT: Crosses over to House next week)

SCR 115 – REQUESTING THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY TO THOROUGHLY CONSIDER GRANTING PAROLE TO CLASS A, CLASS B, AND CLASS C FELONS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR MAXIMUM TERMS.
PASSED WAM AS IS (NEXT: Crosses over to House next week)

HCR 173 – ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO EXPAND COMMUNITY DRUG TREATMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS AND MOVE LOW-RISK OFFENDERS INTO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS THAT DIRECTLY ADDRESS THEIR PATHWAYS TO INCARCERATION.
PASSED JUD AS IS (NEXT: Crosses over to Senate next week)

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