HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Tommy Waters, Chair

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Friday, February 1st, 2008

TIME:

4:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1526, SD2

(SSCR725)

RELATING TO JUDICIARY.

Repeals the authority of the judicial salary commission to determine judiciary administrators' salaries. Establishes salaries for administrative director of the courts and deputy. (SD2)

 

JUD, LAB, FIN

HB 2695

RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION.

Permits the judicial selection commission to employ, exempt from chapters 76 and 89, employees as the commission deems necessary to carry out its functions.

 

JUD, LAB, FIN

HB 2696

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF THE JUDICIARY HISTORY CENTER.

Reduces the number of candidates nominated by the friends of the judiciary history center to the center's executive board.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2034

(HSCR3-08)

RELATING TO UNATTENDED CHILDREN IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

Makes it a violation of the statewide traffic code to leave a child unattended in a motor vehicle. Effective on approval. Requires the examiner of drivers to test driver's license applicants for knowledge of this offense. Requires notice of law in rental cars. Effective on 10/1/2008.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2998

RELATING TO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.

Establishes a working group to determine what changes to Hawaii law are necessary to comply with the federal Adam Walsh Act. Requires working group also to determine whether cost of compliance outweighs loss of 10% of Department of Justice grant funds that will result from noncompliance by 07/27/09.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2392

RELATING TO AMMUNITION.

Requires all ammunition of a specified caliber manufactured or sold in Hawaii that is capable of use in handguns, including assault pistols, to be coded to assist law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting gun crime offenders. Requires attorney general to establish a statewide database to track coded ammunition. Effective 7/1/2008.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 3042

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Amend Hawaii Constitution so a criminal case witness who asserts self-incrimination privilege may be compelled to testify/provide evidence as long as the testimony/evidence cannot later be used against the witness in a criminal case except for perjury, false statement, or failure to comply with the order to testify.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 3044

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO TESTIMONY OF DEFENDANTS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Amends Hawaii's Constitution so that in criminal cases, juries and fact finders can learn of prior convictions involving dishonesty of testifying defendants, to the same extent as with any other testifying witness in a criminal case.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 3056

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Amends Hawaii's Constitution to establish an independent Judicial Conduct Commission.

 

JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing. 

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9456 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to JUDtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9450 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Tommy Waters

Chair