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Hawaii lawmakers take up clean fuel, records, psychiatry

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers this week are taking up clean transportation, public records and involuntary psychiatric treatment.

They're also planning to vote on a way to finance cooling the schools and a proposal to collect tax revenue due from online vacation rentals.

On Monday, senators will consider a bill setting a goal to convert all ground transportation to 100 percent renewable fuels by 2045.

Tuesday brings debate on a bill allowing state agencies to seek relief in court if they feel someone is abusing the right to request public records.

Another bill Tuesday would allow medical practitioners to get authorization within a hospital to administer psychiatric treatment without a patient's consent.

All bills have to be passed out of their final committees by Friday.

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