Lawmakers agreed on a number of measures Thursday that need full House and Senate approval and then Gov. David Ige’s signature.
But lawmakers have agreed to let Honolulu shoulder the costs for emergency services.
More details were expected to come in an announcement Tuesday. Meanwhile, the state has opened vaccine appointments for anyone who is at least 16 years old.
State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.
UPDATED: The decision came after a 6-2 vote Tuesday with some concerns raised about the process.
Speaker Scott Saiki uses “gut-and-replace” to try to postpone salary increases for state officials, but it’s unclear what the Senate might do.
The eight-member board is now down three members and still has no clear plan on when to resume business.