Report Title:

Poisons; Regulations

 

Description:

Makes rules concerning poisons optional, rather than mandatory. (HB700 HD1)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

700

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO THE SALE OF POISONS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 330-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"330-1 Definition of poison. The term "poison"[,] as used in this chapter, [in chapter 461, and in the laws relating to the department of health,] includes any chemical[, drug,] or preparation [which] that has properties [which] that are commonly considered poisonous or [which] is capable of affecting the human organism in such a way and to such an extent that its possession, sale, transfer, use, or storage [shall be] is found by the department [in its rules] to require regulation for [the] public health and safety. [Poison] The term "poison" does not include any drug for which a prescription is required by state or federal law."

SECTION 2. Section 330-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"330-2 Rules [and regulations] concerning poisons. The department of health [shall make] may adopt rules [and regulations, and amend the same from time to time in its discretion,] concerning poisons and poison containers."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.