THE SENATE
                 THE TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE
                  REGULAR SESSION OF 1999

                  COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
            Senator Avery B. Chumbley, Co-Chair
          Senator Matthew M. Matsunaga, Co-Chair

                     NOTICE OF HEARING

        DATE:    Thursday, February 18, 1999

        TIME:    9:00 a.m.

        PLACE:   Conference Room 229
                 State Capitol
                 415 South Beretania Street


                        A G E N D A

SB 1104    RELATING TO THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN PERSONS'    JDC, WAM
        CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE AND PROVIDING 
        APPROPRITATIONS THEREFOR
        Appropriates funds to provide for the payment of
        claims against the State for refunds of taxes, for
        judgements and settlements, and for other
        miscellaneous payments.

SB 1106    RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY    JDC, WAM
        GENERAL
        Proposes to permit the Attorney General to charge fees
        for the collection of moneys due to State agencies and
        to create a special fund, the Civil Recoveries Special
        Fund, into which collected moneys will be deposited.

SB 1108    RELATING TO STATE JUDGEMENT LIENS             JDC, WAM
        Authorizes the registration of a judgement in favor of
        the State to affect real estate registered in the
        Bureau of Conveyances.

SB 1110    RELATING TO ATTORNEYS' FEES                   JDC, WAM
        Protects the State's sovereign immunity and expressly
        prohibits attorneys' fees from being awarded against
        the State and counties.


 
 
 
 
 
SB 1297    MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR COURT   JDC, WAM
        APPOINTED COUNSEL
        Appropriates additional funds in fiscal year 1998-99
        to pay for court appointed counsel expenses.

SB 1267    RELATING TO ANTITRUST                         JDC, WAM
        Clarifies the types of damages that may be recovered
        in antitrust actions initiated by the Attorney
        General.

SB 898     RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF NOTARY RECORDS      JDC
        Requires notary public records to be deposited with
        the attorney general rather than the courts.

SB 1107    RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES           JDC
        OF IDENTIFICATION
        Removes the requirement of displaying specific
        mandatory fields on the state identification card,
        such as the social security number, issue date,
        attorney general's signature, and registrar's
        signature.

SB 1003    RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT              JDC
        Allows a parent who does not contest his or her child
        support obligations and who is in good standing with
        the parent's payments to opt out of the child support
        enforcement agency payment system.


        DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW, IF TIME PERMITS.


Persons wishing to testify should submit 25 copies of their
testimony to the committee clerk, Room 227, State Capitol, 24
hours prior to the hearing. Testimony may also be faxed if less
than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at
586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at
least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  When faxing, please
indicate to whom the testimony is being submitted, the date and
time of the hearing, and the required number of copies needed for
submittal.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services
to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign language
interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or parking designated for

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the disabled), please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior
to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

Public Folder.  A folder labeled "Public Folder" containing the
measures and testimonies for the hearing will be available for
shared use by members of the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808)
586-6911.



____________________________      _______________________________
Senator Avery B. Chumbley         Senator Matthew M. Matsunaga
Co-Chair                          Co-Chair