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Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

What:  Bill signing ceremonies for the following:

SB 2453 — Relating to Aquatic Resources: Authorizes the court to require violators of certain laws pertaining to aquatic resources to complete an educational class and/or pay a monetary fine or perform community services in lieu of paying monetary fine.

SB 2392 – Relating to Opioid Antagonists: Takes steps to reduce opioid-related drug overdoses by encouraging the use of opioid antagonists to assist individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose.

HB2252 – Relating to Discharge Planning (CARE Act): Requires hospitals to adopt and maintain written discharge policies consistent with recent updates to federal regulations. Requires hospitals to offer to instruct family caregivers in necessary tasks (such as medication management and injections) that will be performed at home once the patient is discharged.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Key legislators
  • Supporters of the bills

 When/Where:  Thursday, June 16

10:00 a.m. SB  2453 — Relating to Aquatic Resources

University of Hawai‘i Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 2

11:00 a.m. SB  2392 – Relating to Opioid Antagonists

11:30 a.m. HB 2252 — Relating to Discharge Planning (CARE Act)

State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

We plan to live stream the 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. ceremonies through the governor’s website.


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]