STAND. COM. REP. NO. 887

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1272

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1272, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize pharmacies that comply with federal requirements to collect prescription drugs for disposal via secured collection receptacles or mail-back programs; and

 

(2) Prohibit pharmacies from re-dispensing or exchanging cash or credit for prescription drugs that have been returned for disposal.

 

The Department of Health, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Board of Pharmacy, Walgreens Co., Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition testified in support of this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1272, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair