CAP Watch Conference Update

Conference Committee 
Day 1
Thursday, April 23, 2015

CAPWATCHCAP (because of YOU!) was successful in helping 16 justice-related bills pass both House and Senate this session. 2 bills are already on the Governor’s desk and thus far about 8 are in conference – the medical marijuana dispensary bills (HB321 and SB 682) will both be discussed in conference tomorrow.

Conference committee opened on three of our bills today. Here’s what happened:

SB 211 SD1 HD1       SENTENCING FOR THOSE NOT PROVIDING DNA SAMPLE
www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB211_HD1_.pdf
4.9.15 PASSED 3rd Reading – UNANIMOUS
Senate: Keith-Agaran (Chair); Shimabukuro (Co- Chair); Slom
House: Rhoads (Chair), Woodson, Thielen 

The Senate agrees with the House amendments. They will reconvene on TUESDAY, APRIL 28th at 2pm to vote.

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SB 569 SD1                RELATING TO THEFT
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB569_SD1_.pdf
PASSED 3rd Reading – 31-15-5   Aye with reservations: Johanson, Keohokalole ; No: Aquino, Choy, Cullen, DeCoite, Fukumoto Chang, Har, Kawakami, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Thielen, Tupola, Ward, Yamane (5 excused)
Senate: Keith-Agaran (Chair); Espero, Ihara Shimabukuro, Thielen
House: Rhoads (Chair); Sanbuenaventura, Takayama

The House and Senate are close, however the House wants to stick with the $750 threshold for felony theft. They will reconvene on TUESDAY, APRIL 28th at 2pm.

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HB 148 HD2 SD1      WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB148_SD1_.pdf
4.10.15 PASSED 3rd Reading – UNANIMOUS Aye w/reservations: Thielen
House: Rhoads, DeCoite (Co-Chairs); Sanbuenaventura, McDermott
Senate: Keith-Agaran (Chair); Tokuda (Co-Chair), Riviere, Shimabukuro, Thielen

The House agrees with the Senate language on innocence and will produce the CD1. They will reconvene on TUESDAY, APRIL 28th at 2pm.

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Tomorrow 4/24 at 8:30 am:
SB 982            Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan
SB 1291          Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients
SB 1367          Project Kealahou

Tomorrow 4/24 at 3pm:
HB 321           Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

 

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