Updated: Honolulu prosecutor says he will still pursue an assault case.
The Hawaii attorney general’s office says the development is a small victory in the case.
House Bill 285 will now go to the full House and Senate for a final vote.
The U.S. Justice Department is supporting several Hawaii homeowners who want the trans-Pacific quarantine lifted.
An apparent increase in the number of Native Hawaiian candidates in 2020 features many young people involved with resistance movements like the Mauna Kea protests.
The Legislature couldn’t come to an agreement on House Bill 285 in 2019 but public pressure has forced lawmakers to reconsider it again this session.
Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.
New plan would give an extra $100 a week to people collecting unemployment and up to $500 a month in rental assistance for tens of thousands of Hawaii residents.