STAND. COM. REP. NO. 225
RE: H.B. No. 348
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 348 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO POWDERED ALCOHOL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee has amended this
(1) Specifying that the prohibition on the consumption, purchase, possession, or sale of powdered alcohol in the State shall not apply for legal commercial uses or bona fide research purposes by:
(A) A health care provider who uses powdered alcohol for the purpose of conducting scientific research;
(B) A state institution;
(C) The University of Hawaii, or other accredited educational or research institution; or
(D) A pharmaceutical or biotechnology company; and
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion.
Your Committee notes that the amendments made to this measure come from legislation being considered by the Wyoming legislature. Your Committee believes that this exemption language is more clear and concise and, therefore, chose to include it in this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 348, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 348, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair