Rep. Thielen addresses HB 1287 – RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Report Title: ID Card; Driver’s License
Description: Allows a business to scan an individual’s driver’s license or identification card to verify age when providing age-restricted goods or services regardless of reasonable doubt of the person’s age. Effective January 1, 2100. (HB1287 HD1)

3/1/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla, Evans, Fale, McDermott, Thielen, Ward voting no (6) and Representative(s) Coffman, Hanohano, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takumi excused (5).

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Rep. Fale Addresses HB1316- Landlord-Tenant Code

RELATING TO ANIMALS.
Report Title: Residential Landlord-Tenant Code; Security Deposits; Damages by Animals
Description: Amends the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code to provide for security deposits that include an additional sum to pay for damages caused by any animal, other than a service animal, allowed to reside in the premises pursuant to the rental agreement. Effective November 1, 2013. (HB1316 HD1)

3/1/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Evans voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fale, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Coffman, Hanohano, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takumi excused (5).

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Rep. Ward Addresses HB493 – RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
Animal Cruelty; Trapping
Description: Requires dogs or cats that are captured or killed in a snare or trap to be reported to a county animal control officer. Establishes the offense of cruelty to animals by trapping as a misdemeanor. (HB493 HD1)

3/1/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Fale, Oshiro, Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Coffman, Hanohano, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takumi excused (5).

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HEMP BILL CLEARS HOUSE, HEADS TO SENATE

Hemp product thielenThe State House of Representatives unanimously passed HB154 HD2, to establish an industrial hemp research pilot program, on the bill’s third reading, February 28, 2013. The bill now goes to the Senate for action. A primary focus of the research is phytoremediation, the process by which the hemp plant draws toxins out of the soil and processes them safely through its roots, stalk, branches, and leaves.

House lawmakers expanded the scope of the research to include industrial hemp’s value as a biofuel feedstock in Hawaii.

“People now understand how industrial hemp can benefit Hawaii,” said State Representative Cynthia Thielen (R, 50th District: Kailua, Kaneohe Bay), who cosponsored HB154. “The hemp plant itself uses phytoremediation to cleanse the soil of pesticides, heavy metals, oil, and other toxins.”

“Adding industrial hemp as a source of biofuel is another avenue worth pursuing,” Thielen said. “Reducing our dependence on foreign oil through the use of a renewable resource would be very good for Hawaii.”

The bill was introduced by Thielen, Speaker Joseph Souki, Representative Derek Kawakami, Representative Sylvia Luke, and Representative Angus McKelvey.

HB154 HD2’s companion legislation, HCR3 and HR6, which call on Congress and the President to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, passed the Hawaii House of Representatives earlier in February.

see Hawaii Reporter Story at: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/hemp-bill-clears-house-heads-to-senate/123