CAPWATCH Conference Committee Report – Day One 4.21.16

CAPWATCHCAPWATCH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE UPDATE

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
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB1046_SD2_.pdf
4.12.16 PASSED 3rd Reading in Senate 21-0 (4 excused – Kim, Ruderman, Slom, Thielen)
4.12.16 HOUSE DISAGREES W/SENATE AMENDMENTS

CONFEREES:
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)
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2392_HD3_.pdf
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
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB3034_HD2_.pdf
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
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2630_HD1_.pdf
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

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