CAPWATCH Update: 2013 Legislative Final Report

SB 68 SD1HD1 – RESTORING JUDICIAL DISCRETION – CLASS B & C DRUG FELONIES – ACT 280
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)  BECAME LAW W/O GOV’S SIGNATURE 7.9.13

HB 919 – STATE EMPLOYMENT – 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.  SIGNED 4.22.13

HB 1133 SD2 – REPEAL PLDC –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)             SIGNED 4.22.13

HB411 HD2 – COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR RAPE VICTIMS – ACT 27
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB411_HD2_.pdf
Establishes 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)      SIGNED  4.23.13

SB 61 SD 1 HD1 – RESTORATIVE JUSTICE – INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT FOR JUVENILES – ACT 62
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) SIGNED 5.1.13

HB 1279 HD1 SD2  – $ FOR REINTEGRATION – ACT 153
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) SIGNED 6.21.13

HB 218 HD1 SD2 – CPMC – 2 SEATS FOR HAWAIIANS- ACT 154
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) SIGNED 6.25.13

HB 668 HD2 SD2  – TRANSFER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PGM. FROM PSD TO DOH – ACT 177
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) SIGNED 6.26.13

SB 642 HD2 – IMPROVEMENTS TO MMJ PROGRAM – ACT 178
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) SIGNED 6.26.13

SB 655 SD2 HD2 – EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY – ACT 250
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)  SIGNED 7.1.13

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