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SB 1353

  • Hawaii Senate Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 11, 2019
  • Passed Senate Mar 07, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 09, 2019
  • Governor

Relating To Industrial Hemp.

Abstract

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a permanent industrial hemp program pursuant to federal law, and a corresponding special fund. Reduces or repeals certain regulatory requirements under the existing industrial hemp pilot program. Establishes monetary penalties for the unauthorized cultivation of hemp. Establishes authorized cultivation of hemp as an affirmative defense to certain criminal offenses pertaining to marijuana. Excludes hemp from statutory definitions of marijuana. Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to prepare a state plan for approval by the federal Secretary of Agriculture and report on the approval process to the Legislature and Governor. Appropriates funds. (CD1)

Bill Sponsors (7)

GABBARD

Primary

BAKER

Primary

RUDERMAN

Primary

S. Chang

Primary

J. Kalani English

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 7
Primary

Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 21
Primary

Les Ihara

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Primary

Votes


Actions


Jul 09, 2019

House

Vetoed (Gov. Msg. No. 1384).

Senate

Vetoed on 07-09-19 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1384).

Jun 24, 2019

Senate

Notice of Intent to veto dated 06-24-19 (Gov. Msg. No. 1202)

House

Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1202)

May 06, 2019

Senate

Enrolled to Governor.

May 02, 2019

Senate

Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 883).

May 01, 2019

House

Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 968).

Apr 30, 2019

House

Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).

Senate

Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . 0 No(es): none. 0 Excused: none.

Apr 26, 2019

Senate

The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, K. Rhoads, English, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.

House

Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-30-19.

House

Reported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 186) as amended in (CD 1).

Senate

48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 04-30-19.

Senate

Reported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 186).

Senate

Received notice of change in conferees (Hse. Com. No. 873).

House

The Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Creagan, C. Lee, Luke, Wildberger, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.

House

House Conferees Changed: Representative Luke added as Co-Chair. Representative Holt discharged as Co-Chair.

Apr 25, 2019

Senate

Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 4:15PM in conference room 224.

Senate

Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-26-19 10:03AM in conference room 224.

House

Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday, 04-25-19 at 4:15PM in Conference Room 224.

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.

Apr 22, 2019

Senate

Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-24-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.

Apr 18, 2019

Senate

Conference committee meeting scheduled for 04-22-19 10:00AM in conference room 224.

Apr 15, 2019

Senate

Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 809).

House

Received notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 901).

Senate

Senate Conferees Appointed: Gabbard Chair; K. Rhoads, English Co-Chairs; Fevella.

House

House Conferees Appointed: Creagan, C. Lee, Holt Co-Chairs; Wildberger, Thielen.

Apr 11, 2019

Senate

Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 788).

House

Received notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 893).

Senate

Senate disagrees with House amendments.

Apr 09, 2019

House

Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 3 with Representative(s) DeCoite, Har voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

Apr 05, 2019

House

Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-09-19.

House

Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2143) as amended in HD 3, recommending passage on Third Reading.

Mar 28, 2019

House

The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Holt, Todd.

Mar 25, 2019

House

Bill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 03-28-19 3:00PM in House conference room 308.

Mar 22, 2019

House

Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Yamane excused (2).

House

Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1696) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.

Mar 21, 2019

House

The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, McKelvey, Morikawa, Say, Takayama, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, Yamane.

Mar 19, 2019

House

The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 03-21-19.

House

Bill scheduled for decision making on Thursday, 03-21-19 2:00PM in conference room 325.

Mar 18, 2019

House

Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 03-19-19 2:00PM in conference room 325.

House

The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 03-19-19.

Mar 15, 2019

House

Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McKelvey, Nakamura, Quinlan, Takumi excused (4).

House

Bill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Monday, 03-18-19 2:05PM in House conference room 325.

House

Reported from AGR (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1359) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JUD.

Mar 13, 2019

House

The committees on AGR recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Creagan, DeCoite, Cabanilla Arakawa, Cachola, Holt, Onishi, Perruso, Okimoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.

Mar 08, 2019

House

Bill scheduled to be heard by AGR on Wednesday, 03-13-19 8:30AM in House conference room 312.

Mar 07, 2019

House

Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 527) in amended form (SD 3).

House

Referred to AGR, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 28

House

Pass First Reading

Senate

Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 3). Ayes, 23; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 2 (Senator(s) Harimoto, L. Thielen). Transmitted to House.

Mar 05, 2019

Senate

Floor amendment adopted as amended (SD 3).

Senate

48 Hrs. Notice 03-07-19.

Senate

Report filed.

Senate

Separated Committee Report.

Senate

Floor Amendment No. 4 offered.

Mar 01, 2019

Senate

Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1053) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).

Senate

48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-19.

Feb 19, 2019

Senate

The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 8 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Riviere, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 5 Excused: Senator(s) English, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi.

Feb 15, 2019

Senate

Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.

Senate

The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-19-19 9:30AM in conference room 211.

Senate

Reported from AEN/JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 661) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.

Feb 08, 2019

Senate

The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai, Fevella.

Senate

The committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Ruderman, K. Rhoads, L. Thielen; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.

Jan 31, 2019

Senate

The committee(s) on AEN/JDC has scheduled a public hearing on 02-08-19 2:00PM in conference room 224.

Jan 28, 2019

Senate

Referred to AEN/JDC, WAM.

Jan 24, 2019

Senate

Passed First Reading.

Senate

Introduced.

Bill Text

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