CAP Watch: Conference Report from Kat 4.23.13

DAY 4 – TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

ANOTHER BILL PASSES!

SB 71 SD2 HD1 – MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB71_HD1_.pdf
Still awaiting settlement of the budget.
The committee will reconvene on Thursday, April 25th at 10:30 am in Room 312.

HB 218 HD1 SD2 – CORRECTIONS POPULATION MANAGEMENT COMMISSION – 2 SEATS FOR HAWAIIANS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB218_SD2_.pdf
Pump UpFIN and WAM may release the bill tomorrow. The House has a CD1 ready to go with the effective date ‘upon approval’.
The committee will reconvene on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:40 pm in Room 312.

SB 655 SD2 HD2 – EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB655_HD2_.pdf
This bill passed out of conference committee today with the amendment that if rulemaking is needed, it must be completed by 1/1/15. This is an important bill that will decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in Hawai`i nei. It follows the protocols/guidance of the Center for Disease Control. NEXT STEP: Final reading and then the Governor.

HB 668 HD2 SD2  – TRANSFER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM FROM PSD TO DOH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB668_SD2_.pdf
The House is preparing a draft that will retain the task force, but only for those who are working on the transfer(PSD and DOH) of the medical marijuana program.
The committee will reconvene on Wednesday, April 24th  at 2:15 pm in Room 229.

SB 642 HD2 – TOBACCO; MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM; TRANSFER TO DOH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB642_HD2_.pdf
The committee will put the tobacco language into HB 672 HD2 SD2 and remove the transfer language for the medical marijuana program so that the bill is about improving the program. The House is drafting the CD1.
The committee will reconvene on Wednesday, April 24th  at 2:15 pm in Room 229.

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth.
Do the right thing because it is right. 
These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

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