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Hawaii lawmakers mull bills on sugar, homelessness, police

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and MARINA RIKER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are up against a major deadline as they head into the final month of the legislative session.

Bills dealing with homelessness, sugar workers and a slew of other topics need to pass out of the second chamber by Thursday. Otherwise, those policy ideas will die.

As Hawaii looks for solutions to its homelessness crisis, lawmakers are considering a program that would help connect homeless individuals with day jobs.

Lawmakers in the House are considering a bill to set up rules for police body cameras. Another bill in the House would make animal desertion a petty misdemeanor punishable with fines up to $2,000.

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