Another bill approved by the committee would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis.
State Auditor Les Kondo wants House Speaker Scott Saiki to suspend his review of his office’s operations.
The bill would create a commission to plan for a lottery to help pay for the university and public schools.
Measure introduced by House Speaker Scott Saiki would prevent Kauai from requiring the extra test.
The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years.
Lawmakers consider a bill to increase the state tax from 16 cents per cigarette to 21 cents.
The new state tax of 10 cents a drink would be in effect for the next three years, and raise about $62 million a year.
The unidentified inmates appeared in court and later tested positive for COIVD-19, a jail official said.