Hawaii lawmakers are rushing to reach final agreements on hundreds of bills as the Legislature heads into the final two weeks of the 2016 session.
They’re still working on reaching agreements on housing the homeless and funding affordable housing. They’re also negotiating details on regulating medical marijuana and cooling the schools. A bill that would prevent insurers and health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients is still alive.
A number of proposals have died, including a bill to figure out how much marijuana a driver could safely consume before driving. A bill that would ban gay conversion therapy for minors also died.
The legislative session ends May 7.