HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2215

(HSCR359-18)

Status

RELATING TO BICYCLES.

Requires the driver of a vehicle passing and overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least three feet of separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1942

(HSCR300-18)

Status

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.

Authorizes the issuance of limited purpose driver's licenses, limited purpose provisional driver's licenses, and limited purpose instruction permits to include applicants who voluntarily choose to obtain a REAL ID compliant State Civil Identification Card.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2589, HD1

(HSCR367-18)

Status

RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation under certain conditions to designate shoulders upon which the department may authorize the driving of motorcycles. (HB2589 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1938

(HSCR364-18)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.

Increases the fine to not more than $1,000 for passing or overtaking a school bus on a state highway while the bus is stopped and its visual signals are turned on.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2590, HD1

(HSCR363-18)

Status

RELATING TO AERONAUTICS.

Replaces criminal penalties for certain airport offenses addressed in Chapter 261, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or in certain administrative rules or orders issued pursuant thereto, with a civil penalty. (HB2590 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2373, HD1

(HSCR682-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE SHARING OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAM EMPLOYEES FOR APPROVED RESEARCH PURPOSES.

Authorizes the Department of Health, under specified circumstances, to disclose information in public health statistics records to Department employees acting within the scope of their employment upon approval by the Department's Institutional Review Committee. (HB2373 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1906, HD1

(HSCR606-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

Makes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a health care worker a Class C felony. (HB1906 HD1)

 

LAB/HHS, JUD

HB 2391, HD1

(HSCR411-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Authorizes disclosure of information collected by the Electronic Prescription Accountability System to authorized employees of the Department of Health's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch. (HB2391 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1893, HD1

(HSCR727-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Allows for the medical use of cannabidiol products upon approval by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. (HB1893 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1650, HD1

(HSCR531-18)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

Authorizes disclosure of child abuse and neglect reports for incidents occurring in group child care homes or group child care centers to parents or guardians of children enrolled in the home or center at the time of the alleged abuse or neglect or to parents or guardians considering enrolling their children in the home or center. (HB1650 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2384, HD1

(HSCR423-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates Uniform Controlled Substances Act for consistency with federal law. Allows prescription of drugs to patients undergoing medically managed withdrawal, also known as detoxification treatment and maintenance treatment, by practitioners who are properly registered. (HB2384 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2399, HD1

(HSCR354-18)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Clarifies the definition of "drug" in chapter 291E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding the use of intoxicants while operating a vehicle. (HB2399 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2385, HD1

(HSCR412-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in the federal Controlled Substances Act as required under section 329-11. (HB2385 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2617, HD1

(HSCR372-18)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN WATERS.

Prohibits liquor consumption for bathers within one thousand yards of any beach or shoreline in the State. (HB2617 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD

HB 2356

(HSCR491-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Prohibits smoking in and around public housing projects and state low-income housing projects under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and in and around elder or elderly housing.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 2359, HD1

(HSCR492-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Provides that certain areas within Hawaii Public Housing Authority housing projects are closed to the public and amends criminal trespass in the second degree to permit the prosecution of an unauthorized entry or a violation of a written prohibition to enter into the subject housing projects. Clarifies requirements for signage notifying trespassers of illegal entry. (HB2359 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD

HB 1859, HD1

(HSCR306-18)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Allows a minor to petition the Family Court for emancipation, and directs the court regarding investigation of the petition, appointment of legal counsel and a guardian ad litem for the petitioner, and the findings necessary to grant the petition. Specifies the rights gained by the minor upon emancipation and authorizes the court to require the minor's parents or legal guardians to pay for any services ordered by the court. Requires emancipation proceedings to be stayed until final disposition of the minor's child protective case under Chapter 587A. (HB1859 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2173, HD2

(HSCR701-18)

Status

RELATING TO ONLINE ACCOUNT PRIVACY.

Prohibits employers and educational institutions from requiring employees, students, and prospective employees and students to provide protected personal online account information. Authorizes private civil actions against violators. (HB2173 HD2)

 

LAB, CPC, JUD

HB 2137, HD1

(HSCR452-18)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant's wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. Prohibits enforced wage secrecy and retaliation or discrimination against employees who disclose, discuss, or inquire about their own or coworkers' wages. (HB2137 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 2530, HD1

(HSCR431-18)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Deletes the Department of Human Services' obligation to determine required liability insurance coverage amounts for regulated child care providers. Extends the implementation and enforcement date of liability insurance requirements for regulated child care providers contained in Act 161, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, until July 1, 2019. (HB2530 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

HB 1873, HD1

(HSCR496-18)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires annual distribution of any policy stating that the association may deduct and apply portions of common expense assessments to unpaid late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest and that such policy be included in any agreement by an owner that allows the association to automatically withdraw assessments from an owner's bank account. Requires an association to disclose certain information upon demand for payment of an assessment. (HB1873 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 22, 2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2072, HD1

(HSCR723-18)

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 711-1109, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Prohibits certain restraints and tethers that endanger or deny sustenance to a dog. Specifies penalties. (HB2072 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair