From Hawaii Family Forum, March 9, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Now in Senate
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, HB2739 HD1 passed the House by a 39-12 vote. The only no votes were: Representative(s) Aquino, Cachola, Choy, Cullen, Har, Johanson, Kong, McDermott, Quinlan, Tupola, Ward, Woodson.
You can watch the floor vote and discussion here. Fast forward the floor votes to about 2:01:31 for the full vote and floor speeches on the measure.
The bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health and then it will move to the Senate Judiciary.
First Crossover: It All Begins All Over Again
Thursday, March 8, 2018 was the deadline for bills to pass third reading in order to move (or "crossover") to the other chamber. If successful, House bills are sent to the Senate and Senate bills are sent to the House for further consideration.
That means that bills still alive, keep their numbers, but go through the cycle all over again. Bills are currently being assigned to the committees that will hear them.
Upcoming Legislative Calendar
MARCH 12, 2018 | BUDGET DECKING
Deadline for submitting the budget bill for third reading.
MARCH 14, 2018 | BUDGET CROSSOVER -
Last day for third reading of the budget bill in order to move to the other chamber.
MARCH 15, 2018 | TRIPLE REFERRAL FILING (BILLS) -
All bills referred to three or more committees must be filed so that they can be in their second-to-last committee in the non-originating chamber the following day. (Note: A referral to a joint committee counts as one committee referral.) This deadline allows ample time for successful bills to make their way to their last committee by the Second Lateral deadline.
MARCH 19,2018 | TRIPLE REFERRAL FILING (HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS)
All House concurrent resolutions referred to three or more committees must be filed so that they can be in their second-to-last committee by the following day. (Note: A referral to a joint committee counts as one committee referral.)
MARCH 23, 2018 | SECOND LATERAL (BILLS)
All bills with multiple referrals must move to their final referral committee in the non-originating chamber by this date.