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Hawaii legislature passing dozens of bills in final week

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and MARINA RIKER
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature is passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline.

They're finalizing details on cooling the state's overheated classrooms and setting renewable energy goals for the schools.

A bill up for a vote would ban employers from requiring access to their employees' social media accounts.

Lawmakers also are working on banning sex trafficking and enhancing police oversight. A bill pending in the House and Senate would set up an independent review board to review officer-involved deaths.

The legislators are passing the bills during the final week of the 2016 legislative session.

Some proposals already died, including plans to provide incentives to people who buy batteries for rooftop solar systems. Another bill to regulate the use of police body cameras also died.

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