CAP Watch: 5 Bills PASSED Final Reading & 1 Signed into Law by Governor! 4.30.13

BILLS ALREADY SIGNED INTO LAW:

HB411 HD2 – COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR RAPE VICTIMS – SIGNED BY GOV  4.23.13 –  ACT 27
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB411_HD2_.pdf
Pump UpEstablishes a new part in chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to ensure that female sexual assault victims are provided with medically and factually accurate and unbiased information about and access to emergency contraception when receiving emergency medical care at Hawaii’s hospitals. (HB411 HD2)

HB 919 – STATE EMPLOYMENT – SIGNED BY GOV  4.22.13 –  ACT 30
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB919_.pdf
Clarifies exemptions from civil service for federally funded work experience programs and temporary public service employment; allows persons with criminal conviction of a controlled-substance-related offense to participate in such programs provided reasonable safeguards are in place.

HB 1133 SD2 – REPEAL PLDC – SIGNED BY GOV  4.22.13 –  ACT 38
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB1133_SD2_.pdf
Repeals chapter 171C, HRS, relating to the PLDC. Transfers PLDC assets to the DLNR. Deposits funds appropriated to the DLNR pursuant to Act 55, SLH 2011, into the land conservation fund. Deposits proceeds in the stadium facilities special fund and the school facilities special fund into the general fund. (S D2)

SB 61 SD 1 HD1 – RESTORATIVE JUSTICE – INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT FOR JUVENILES
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB61_HD1_.pdf
Provides the option of participating in a restorative justice program for children who are undergoing informal adjustment by a court or other designated agency, which may involve the child and the child’s parents or guardian meeting with the victim harmed by the child’s law violation and that victims supporters. (SB61 HD1)
THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THIS BILL INTO LAW 4.30.13

PASSED FINAL READING – NOT SENT TO GOVERNOR AS YET:

SB 68 SD1 HD1 – RESTORING JUDICIAL DISCRETION FOR CLASS B & C DRUG FELONIES
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB68_HD1_.pdf
Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony. Excludes certain offenses cases. (SB68 HD1)
PASSED FINAL READING IN SENATE 4.25.13 24-0 (1 excused , Nishihara)
I have someone checking on this, but perhaps it’s because it was official on Friday,4.26.13 it is going to be sent along with the bills that passed today 4.30. I’ll be watching and asking for your help soon!

BILLS THAT PASSED FINAL READING 4.30.13:

HB 218 HD1 SD2 – CORRECTIONS POPULATION MANAGEMENT COMMISSION – 2 SEATS FOR HAWAIIANS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB218_CD1_.pdf
Adds the OHA administrator and a member of the public, who is knowledgeable about issues relating to the criminal justice system and has substantial experience or expertise in traditional Native Hawaiian practices, to the corrections population management commission. (HB218 CD1)
PASSED BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE UNANIMOUSLY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

HB 668 HD2 SD2  – TRANSFER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM FROM PSD TO DOH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB668_CD1_.pdf
Authorizes transfer of the medical use of marijuana program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health. Requires joint reports to the Legislature. Establishes Medical Marijuana Registry Special Fund. Makes appropriation. (HB668 CD1)
SENATE VOTE 24-1 (SLOM)HOUSE VOE 47–4 (CHOY, ITO, WARD, FALE)

HB 1279 HD1 SD2  – $ FOR REINTEGRATION
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB1279_CD1_.pdf
Appropriates $250,000 and authorizes the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to receive monetary donations and to expend moneys for programs related to the reintegration of offenders into the general population. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB1279 CD1)
HOUSE VOTE – 51-0; SENATE 23-1 (SLOM)IGE EXCUSED

SB 642 HD2 – TOBACCO; MEDICAL CANNABIS PRG.; TRANSFER TO DOH
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB642_CD1_.pdf
Amends the definitions of “adequate supply”, “medical use”, “primary caregiver”, “usable marijuana”, and “written certification”. Allows the medical use of marijuana if the amount of marijuana possessed by the qualifying patient does not exceed an adequate supply. Amends registration requirements. Allows inquiries by law enforcement agencies regarding registration status to be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Requires DOH to immediately verify, upon inquiry, whether the subject of an inquiry is registered with DOH. Takes effect 1/2/2015. (CD1)
SENATE VOTE 24-0 (KIDANI EXCUSED); HOUSE 48-3 (HAR W/RESERVATIONS; (ITO, WARD, FALE)

SB 655 SD2 HD2 – EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB655_CD1_.pdf
Allows health professionals, subject to certain requirements, to treat the partners of patients diagnosed as having certain sexually transmitted diseases by dispensing or prescribing medication to the partners without examining the partners. Provides limited liability protection. (CD1)
SENATE VOTED 24-1 (SLOM); HOUSE 50-1 (CACHOLA)

HELD OVER UNTIL THURSDAY, 5.2.13:

HB 622 HD1 SD1 – FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR JOURNALISTS & BLOGGERS  – BAD BILL
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB622_CD1_.pdf
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN HOUSE TO EXTENDTHE LAW FOR 2 MORE YEARS; SENATE POSTPONED DECISIONMAKING UNTIL THURSDAY, MAY 2ND. THIS BILL IS PROBABLY DEAD – NO MORE SHIELD LAW.
I believe that procedurally they are out of things they can do, but one never really knows. The amended bill was really bad, so we can try again next year.

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