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Measure Title: RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SHARKS.
Report Title: Sharks; Prohibitions; Penalties; Exemptions
Description: Establishes an offense of intentionally or knowingly capturing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, and provides penalties and fines. Provides certain exemptions. Allows the department of land and natural resources to establish rules. Effective 1/1/2022. (CD1)
Companion:  SB504
Package: Environmental Legislative Caucus
Current Referral: WAL, JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): LOWEN, BRANCO, DECOITE, GANADEN, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAPELA, LOPRESTI, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, WILDBERGER

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1/22/2021HPending introduction.
1/25/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2021HReferred to AGR, JHA, referral sheet 1
1/29/2021HRe-referred to WAL, JHA, referral sheet 2
2/16/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by WAL on Thursday, 02-18-21 8:30AM in House conference room 430 Via Videoconference.
2/18/2021HThe committees on WAL recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Branco, Ganaden, B. Kobayashi, Morikawa, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Kong; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Ohno.
2/19/2021HReported from WAL (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 596) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
2/19/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matayoshi excused (3).
2/22/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Wednesday, 02-24-21 2:00PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
2/24/2021HThe committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McKelvey; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Tokioka.
3/5/2021HReported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 856) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/5/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-09-21.
3/9/2021HPassed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong voting no (1) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.
3/11/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 229).
3/11/2021SPassed First Reading.
3/11/2021SReferred to AEN/WTL, JDC.
3/11/2021SThe committee(s) on AEN/WTL has scheduled a public hearing on 03-17-21 1:10PM; CR 229 & Videoconference.
3/15/2021SRe-Referred to AEN/WTL, JDC/WAM.
3/17/2021SThe committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Nishihara, Acasio, Rhoads, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/17/2021SThe committee(s) on WTL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WTL were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Inouye, Keith-Agaran, Misalucha, Riviere, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/23/2021SReported from AEN/WTL (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1058) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC/WAM.
3/23/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM.
4/1/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC/WAM will hold a public decision making on 04-06-21 9:55AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
4/6/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/6/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Moriwaki.
4/9/2021SReported from JDC/WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1650) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
4/9/2021S48 Hrs. Notice 04-13-21.
4/13/2021SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
4/13/2021HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 691) in amended form (SD 2).
4/15/2021HHouse disagrees with Senate amendment (s).
4/16/2021HRe-referred to WAL, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 36
4/16/2021SReceived notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 558).
4/16/2021HHouse Conferees Appointed: Tarnas, Lowen, Cullen Co-Chairs; McDermott.
4/19/2021SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 560).
4/19/2021SSenate Conferees Appointed: Gabbard Chair; Inouye, Rhoads, English Co-Chairs.
4/19/2021HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 04-20-21 1:30PM in conference room CR 016.
4/20/2021HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 842).
4/20/2021HThe Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 3 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Lowen, Cullen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) McDermott.
4/20/2021SThe Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Inouye, Rhoads; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) English.
4/23/2021HReported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 110) as amended in (CD 1).
4/23/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-27-21.
4/23/2021SReported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 110).
4/23/2021S48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 04-27-21.
4/27/2021SPassed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . 0 No(es): none. 0 Excused: none.
4/27/2021HPassed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) LoPresti excused (1).
4/28/2021HReceived notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 858).
4/28/2021SReceived notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 634).
4/28/2021HTransmitted to Governor.
6/10/2021HAct 051, on 06/08/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).
6/10/2021SAct 051, 06/08/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).

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HB553 HD2 SD2 CD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
WAL 2/18/21 8:30A
430 Via Videoconference
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JHA 2/24/21 2:00P
325 Via Videoconference
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AEN/WTL 3/17/21 1:10P
CR 229 & Videoconference
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JDC/WAM 4/06/21 9:55A
CR 211 & Videoconference
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CONF 4/20/21 1:30P
CR 016
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