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Ige to Sign Six Bills
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News Release from Office of the Governor, June 14, 2016


What:  Bill signing ceremonies for the following:

SB 2453 — Relating to Aquatic Resources: Authorizes the court to require violators of certain laws pertaining to aquatic resources to complete an educational class and/or pay a monetary fine or perform community services in lieu of paying monetary fine.

SB 2392 – Relating to Opioid Antagonists: Takes steps to reduce opioid-related drug overdoses by encouraging the use of opioid antagonists to assist individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose.

HB2252 – Relating to Discharge Planning (CARE Act): Requires hospitals to adopt and maintain written discharge policies consistent with recent updates to federal regulations. Requires hospitals to offer to instruct family caregivers in necessary tasks (such as medication management and injections) that will be performed at home once the patient is discharged.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Key legislators
  • Supporters of the bills

When/Where:  Thursday, June 16

10:00 a.m. SB  2453 — Relating to Aquatic Resources

University of Hawai‘i Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 2

11:00 a.m. SB  2392 – Relating to Opioid Antagonists

11:30 a.m. HB 2252 — Relating to Discharge Planning (CARE Act)

State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

We plan to live stream the 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. ceremonies through the governor’s website.

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News Release from Office of the Governor, June 14, 2016

What: Bill signing ceremonies for the following:

HB 2722 Relating to Unemployment: Creates a temporary program limited to Maui County to provide additional benefits to unemployed workers by extending their unemployment insurance benefits. Appropriates funds.

HB 2605 Relating to Labor: Appropriates funds to establish, administer and support job training and supportive services for individuals who are unemployed or dislocated due to the closure of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui.

HB 2034 – Appropriation to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission – Appropriates funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration and preservation projects. Requires submission of a financial self-sufficiency and sustainability plan to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the 2017 Regular Session.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Key lawmakers
  • Supporters of the bills

When/Where:  Friday, June 17

9:30 a.m. — HB 2722 & HB 2605 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Hall 896 Lower Main Street, Wailuku, Maui

2:30 p.m. — HB 2034 – Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission Boathouse, 2780 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui



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