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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
How They Voted: Sex, Drugs, and Birth Certificates Cross Over
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 6406 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES, DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA, BIRTH CERTIFICATES, SEX EDUCATION, AND SAFE PLACES PASS ORIGINATING CHAMBERS!

From Hawaii Family Advocates, March 11, 2015

Tomorrow is CROSSOVER, which means that all bills that have passed a final vote in their originating chambers are moving over the other side where the process will begin all over again. In other words, House bills will now move through Senate committees and Senate bills will move through House committees.

Yesterday both the Senate and House members voted on several bills and I wanted to make sure you knew exactly how they voted.  I do want to make a note, however, that sometimes when a legislator votes "support with reservations" it may mean that they want to be part of any potential conference committee (when both house and senate members are placed on a committee to work on any issues with a bill).  If your legislator voted "yes with reservations" you should contact them directly and find out what kinds of concerns they have.

...For the reason we noted above, we encourage you to call those members who voted with reservations.

You can also DOWNLOAD A USER FRIENDLY PDF VERSION of the HFA 2015 scorecard.

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HB 321 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passed the House 27 Support; 16 Support with Reservations and 8 Oppose (HFA OPPOSES THIS BILL)

(27 Support):  Representative(s): Belatti, Brower, Creagan, Evans, Hashem, Ing, Ito, Kobayashi, Lee, LoPresti, Lowen, Luke, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morikawa, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Ohno, Onishi, Rhoads, Saiki, SanBuenaventura,  Souki, Takayama, Takumi, Theilen, and Woodson

(16 Support with Reservations):  Representative(s) Aquino, Cachola, Choy, DeCoite, Fukumoto Chang, Ichiyama, Johanson, Jordan, Kawakami, Keohokalole, Matsumoto, Oshiro, Say, Tsuji, Yamane, and Yamashita

(8 Oppose):  Representative(s) Cullen, Har, Kong, McDermott, Pouha, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward

STATUS:  Transmitted to Senate.

HB 631 Birth Certificate Change bill Passed the House with 39 Support; 2 Support with Reservations and 10 Opposed (HFA OPPOSES THIS BILL)

39 Support:  Representative(s): Belatti, Brower, Cachola, Creagan, DeCoite, Evans, Fukumoto, Hashem, Ichiyama, Ing, Ito, Johanson, Jordan, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lee, LoPresti, Lowen, Luke, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morikawa, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Ohno, Onishi, Oshiro, Rhoads, Saiki, SanBuenaventura, Say, Souki, Takayama, Takumi, Theilen, Tsuji, Woodson, Yamane and Yamashita

2 Support with Reservations:  Representative(s); Kawakami and Tokioka

10 Oppose:  Representative(s) Aquino, Choy, Cullen, Har, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Tupola, Ward

STATUS:  Transmitted to Senate.

HB 459 Sex Education bill passed the House with 38 support; 5 support with reservations and 8 opposed

38 Support: Representative(s): Aquino, Belatti, Brower, Choy, Creagan, DeCoite, Evans, Hashem, Ichiyama, Ing, Ito, Johanson, Kawakami, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lee, LoPresti, Lowen, Luke, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morikawa, Nakashima, Nishimoto, Ohno, Onishi, Rhoads, Saiki, SanBuenaventura, Say, Souki, Takayama, Takumi, Theilen, Tsuji, Woodson, Yamane and Yamashita

5 Support with Reservations:  Representative(s) Cachola, Fukumoto Chang, Jordan, Oshiro, Tokioka voting aye with reservations;

8 Oppose:  Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Thielen, Tupola, Ward

STATUS:  Transmitted to Senate.

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IN THE SENATE:

SB 879 Marijuana Decriminalization passed the Senate with 22 in support and 3 opposed (HFA OPPOSES THIS BILL)

22 Support:  Senator(s);  Baker, Chun Oakland, Dela Cruz, English, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green, Ihara, Inouye, Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Slom, Taniguchi, Theilen, Tokuda, and Wakai

Opposed:  Senator(s) Harimoto, Kidani and Kouchi

STATUS:  Transmitted to House.

SB 979 Safe Places passed the Senate with 24 in support and 1 opposed. (HFA OPPOSES THIS BILL)

24 Support:  Senator(s);  Baker, Chun Oakland, Dela Cruz, English, Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green, Harimoto, Ihara, Inouye, Kahele, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Kim, Kouchi, Nishihara, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Theilen, Tokuda, and Wakai

Opposed:  Senator Slom

STATUS:  Transmitted to House.

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