STAND. COM. REP. NO. 700
RE: H.B. No. 1097
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health & Homelessness, to which was referred H.B. No. 1097 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 for consistency with amendments in the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Public Safety. Your Committee received comments on this measure from three individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure updates the State's Uniform Controlled Substances Act to incorporate amendments made to the federal Controlled Substances Act that were temporarily permitted in Hawaii by the temporary designation of several new controlled substances by the Department of Public Safety in 2022. This measure also amends the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to mirror recent changes to the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1097, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1097, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Homelessness,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair