DAY ONE – THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Note: Today the Senate conferees for the Wrongful Imprisonment bill (HB 1046) were finally chosen. Now the bill can go to conference; Kat was hoping to avoid conference but saw that WAM put in a defective date so now it has to go to conference. Kat hopes they wrap this one up quickly!
HB 1046 HD2 SD2 – COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT
4.12.16 PASSED 3rd Reading in Senate 21-0 (4 excused – Kim, Ruderman, Slom, Thielen)
4.12.16 HOUSE DISAGREES W/SENATE AMENDMENTS
HOUSE: Rhodes, Cullen – Co-Chairs; San Buenaventura, McDermott
SENATE: Keith-Agaran – Chair, Tokuda – Co-Chair, Shimabukuro
Today we followed these bills in conferences:
SB 2392 SD2 HD3 – NALOXONE (OPIOID ANTAGONIST)
There is agreement on the bill. The House recommended some amendments and the Senate agreed (it was difficult to hear since the room was packed).
The Senate will present a CD1 on Monday, April 25th.
SB 3034 SD1 HD2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RE VICTIMS’ RIGHTS
The House and Senate met at 3 pm and are very far apart in reaching agreement on a bill. They re-convened at 4 pm. The House passed out a CD1. The only Senate member was Keith-Agaran. Tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd is the deadline for constitutional amendments. Both chairs “deferred” the bill and adjourned the meeting. As of now, the bill is dead, but Kat has been around a long time and has learned that anything can happen, so weʻll see. It’s dead for now.
SB 2630 HD1 – HAWAI `I CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES SALES OF PRODUCTS TO PUBLIC
There is agreement to amendments requested by the department such as: deleting the section about the allocation of money as it is already in statute, and changing the funding for the study from $1.5 million to $100,000 as requested by DBEDT, tasked with doing the feasibility study for a reentry academy.
The committee is re-convening on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3pm in 312