HI HB2555 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-2)
Status: Engrossed on March 4 2016 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2016-03-10 - Referred to WLA/CPH, JDL/WAM.
Pending: Senate Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Authorizes the Board of Agriculture to regulate the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes. Requires the regulation of growers selling industrial hemp. Makes an appropriation. (HB2555 HD1)

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Industrial Hemp; Private Growers; Authorization; Appropriation ($)



2016-03-10SenateReferred to WLA/CPH, JDL/WAM.
2016-03-08SenatePassed First Reading.
2016-03-08SenateReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 151).
2016-03-04HousePassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Saiki, Tupola excused (3). Transmitted to Senate.
2016-03-04HouseReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 762-16), recommending passage on Third Reading.
2016-02-25HouseThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Cachola, Cullen, Johanson, Jordan, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Onishi, Tokioka, Yamashita, Pouha, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) DeCoite.
2016-02-23HouseBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-25-16 3:00PM in House conference room 308.
2016-02-19HousePassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Thielen, Tokioka excused (3).
2016-02-19HouseReported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 512-16) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2016-02-16HouseThe committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Brower, Hashem, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takayama, McDermott, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Creagan, Woodson.
2016-02-12HouseBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-16-16 3:00PM in conference room 325.
2016-02-12HouseThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-16-16 3:00PM in House conference room 325.
2016-02-09HouseBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Friday, 02-12-16 2:00PM in House conference room 325.
2016-02-08HouseRe-referred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 11
2016-02-01HouseReferred to AGR, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5
2016-01-27HouseIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
2016-01-26HousePending introduction.

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