STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1169

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1131

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1131, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to update the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), for consistency with amendments to federal law on controlled substances.  In addition, this measure:

 

(1)  Amends section 329-20, HRS, to add new controlled substances that have been federally scheduled as required under section 329-11, HRS; and

 

(2)  Adds a new synthetic cathinone and eight new synthetic cannabinoids to section 329-14, HRS.

 

     The Department of Public Safety, Honolulu Police Department, and an individual supported this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1131, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1131, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair