Wednesday, February 25, 2015
737 House Bills Continue Through Legislative Process
Today, Feb. 20, is the deadline for House bills to reach the final committee to which they’ve been referred.
Among the bills that continue to move through the legislative process in the House include measures that: create medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers, require the Office of Elections to implement elections by mail, appropriate funds for the Kupuna Care Program and an Aging and Disabilities Resource Center, require the UH Board of Regents to study the feasibility of selling or leasing the building housing the Cancer Center,
In addition, other House bills still alive include those that: address invasive species, increase the tax credit for low-income household renters, make permanent the counties’ authority to establish a surcharge on state tax, limit compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information by journalists (Shield Law), and enable the Hawaii Health Connector to offer large group coverage.
All House measures that have passed the first lateral deadline can be viewed at http://1.usa.gov/1w7aLUy.