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Bills on housing, marijuana, sex trafficking and police

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and MARINA RIKER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are heading into a busy week when bills have to be passed out of the House and Senate and sent over to the other chamber. Those that don't make it over the hurdle will die.

They're taking up proposals on creating more affordable housing, figuring out the medical marijuana dispensary system and legalizing industrial hemp. They're also deciding how to treat victims of sex trafficking, whether to ban ivory sales and how to regulate fantasy sports.

Several police accountability bills will be up for a vote. The bills tackle body cameras, untested rape kits and investigations of police-involved deaths.

They're also considering what it would take to set up an inter-island ferry system.

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