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Sylvia Luke
Hawaii passes bills on energy, sex trafficking, rail tax

Hawaii lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday heading into the final days of the Legislative session, approving plans that could raise taxes, save energy and ban sex trafficking. A bill to set up a system of medical marijuana dispensaries is scheduled for a full legislative vote on Thursday. Here's a rundown of some of the major bills that passed both chambers and are now heading to Gov. David Ige. RENEWABLE ENERGY — Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio. A bill that passed the House and Senate Tuesday calls on Hawaii to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. "This is going to be a game changer...