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SB596 SD1     
Measure Title: RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
Report Title: Marijuana; Civil Penalties for Possession of One Ounce or Less
Description: Establishes a civil violation for possession by a person 18 years of age or older of one ounce or less of marijuana that is subject to a fine of not more than $100, and establishes an adjudicatory structure for its enforcement. Deletes reporting requirements of board of education for students possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. Clarifies that medical marijuana patients and primary caregiver may assert affirmative defense to prosecution, criminal or civil, involving possession of one ounce or less of marijuana under certain conditions. Excludes possession of one ounce or less of marijuana from authority of Hawaii paroling authority to require paroled prisoner to undergo and complete substance abuse treatment. Excludes possession of more than one ounce of marijuana from authority of courts to require a defendant to undergo and complete substance abuse treatment for probation violation. Clarifies definition of detrimental drug to exclude one ounce or less of marijuana. Excludes possession of one ounce or less of marijuana from offenses of promoting a detrimental drug in the second degree and third degree. Clarifies a civil violation for possession of marijuana does not constitute a prior offense for purposes of the conditional discharge law. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH, JDL
Introducer(s): RUDERMAN, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, Shimabukuro

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1/23/2015SIntroduced.
1/26/2015SPassed First Reading.
1/26/2015SReferred to HTH, JDL.
2/13/2015SThe committee(s) on HTH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-18-15 1:30PM in conference room 414.
2/18/2015SThe committee(s) on HTH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HTH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Green, Baker, Riviere, Ruderman; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Slom ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai, Gabbard.
2/20/2015SReported from HTH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 511) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDL.
2/20/2015SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL.

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SB596 SD1




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HTH 414 2/18/2015 1:30 PM View