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HB598 HD2 SD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
Report Title: Unlawful Shipment of Tobacco Products; Eliquid; Electronic Smoking Devices; License Fee; Retail Permit Fee
Description: Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs concerning the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
Companion:  SB621
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/CPN, WAM/JDC
Introducer(s): JOHANSON, KITAGAWA

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1/22/2021HPending introduction.
1/25/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2021HReferred to TRN, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1
2/5/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by TRN on Wednesday, 02-10-21 10:00AM in House conference room 423 Via Videoconference.
2/10/2021HThe committees on TRN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Aquino, Ilagan, DeCoite, Hashimoto, Kitagawa, Nakamura, Takumi, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/12/2021HReported from TRN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 203) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC.
2/12/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Ward voting no (2) and Representative(s) Eli, Gates, Hashimoto excused (3).
2/12/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Wednesday, 02-17-21 2:00PM in House conference room 329 Via Videoconference.
2/17/2021HThe committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Kitagawa, Aquino, Hashem, Mizuno, Morikawa, Onishi, Tarnas, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Kong; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Har.
2/19/2021HReported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 634) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
2/19/2021HReport adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Ward voting no (2) and Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matayoshi excused (3).
2/23/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-25-21 1:00PM in House conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
2/25/2021HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Eli, McDermott.
3/5/2021HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 815), recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/5/2021HPassed Third Reading with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong, McDermott, Ward voting no (3) and Representative(s) McKelvey excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
3/9/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 129).
3/9/2021SPassed First Reading.
3/9/2021SReferred to HTH, WAM/JDC.
3/12/2021SRe-Referred to HTH/CPN, WAM/JDC.
3/16/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH/CPN has scheduled a public hearing on 03-19-21 9:30AM; CR 229 & Videoconference.
3/19/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HTH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Baker, Moriwaki, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) San Buenaventura ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/19/2021SThe committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) San Buenaventura ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/25/2021SReported from HTH/CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1173) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM/JDC.
3/25/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM/JDC.
4/1/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM/JDC will hold a public decision making on 04-06-21 10:00AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
4/6/2021SThe committee(s) on WAM/JDC deferred the measure until 04-07-21 10:35AM; CR 211 & Videoconference.
4/7/2021SThe committee on WAM deferred the measure.
4/7/2021SThe committee on JDC deferred the measure.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB598 HD2 SD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
TRN 2/10/21 10:00A
423 Via Videoconference
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CPC 2/17/21 2:00P
329 Via Videoconference
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FIN 2/25/21 1:00P
308 Via Videoconference
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HTH/CPN 3/19/21 9:30A
CR 229 & Videoconference
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WAM/JDC 4/06/21 10:00A
CR 211 & Videoconference
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WAM/JDC 4/07/21 10:35A
CR 211 & Videoconference
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