STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1426
RE: H.B. No. 1097
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1097, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to update the Uniform Controlled Substances Act by adding substances scheduled under federal law.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety and Department of Law Enforcement.
Your Committee finds that this measure is necessary to make Hawaii's Uniform Controlled Substance Act, chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, consistent with changes to federal law and that these updates to Hawaii's Uniform Controlled Substances Act are in the interest of public health and safety.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 1097, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1097, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair