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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies for July 7, 2016

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Bill Signing Ceremonies for the following:

9:00am         SB 2395 Relating to Telehealth  

Requires the state’s Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth.

9:30am         SB 2630 Relating to Public Safety

Authorizes Hawai‘i Correctional Industries to sell inmate-made products and services on the open market to the general public. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to conduct a feasibility study on establishing a re-entry  academy for training and entrepreneurial services.

2:00pm         SB 2659 Relating to Industrial Hemp

Establishes an industrial hemp pilot program through the Department of Agriculture which allows the cultivation of industrial  hemp and distribution of hemp seed in Hawai‘i for purposes of agricultural or academic research.

2:30pm         HB 1997 Relating to Agriculture

Implements the recommendation of the Hawai‘i Agriculture Workforce Advisory Board to create an agriculture workforce development pipeline initiative to conduct training on all islands for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-




  • Gov. David Ige
  • Key legislators
  • Supporters of the bill
  • Stakeholders

WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 9:00am, 9:30am, 2:00pm and 2:30pm

WHERE: Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

Video of the bill signing ceremonies can be found at:



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]