STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2198
RE: S.B. No. 1263
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1263, S.D. 1, 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 amend the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to make it consistent with federal law. Specifically, this measure:
The Department of Public Safety, The Queen's Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i, Walgreen Co., Greenwich Biosciences, and Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. Several individuals testified in opposition to this measure. Akamai Cannabis Clinic provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 28, 2081; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Your Committee notes that testimony suggested repealing language from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act with regard to prescriptions that restricts practicing physician assistants in the State. However, the adoption of this suggestion would be outside of the intended scope 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 S.B. No. 1263, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1263, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair