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:

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2455

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Clarifies limitations on corporate contributions to a noncandidate committee. Clarifies that retiring elected officials may contribute surplus funds to a political party without filing an organizational statement. Requires campaign spending commission to adopt rules that establish schedule of fines.

 

JUD

HB 2602

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Doubles the amount a candidate can transfer from campaign or surplus funds to a community or charitable organization.

 

JUD

HB 2730

RELATING TO LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETINGS.

Prescribes the procedure to be followed at certain neighborhood board meetings, such as the information that may be included in the written public notice, the information that the board may receive on a matter, and the deliberation and decision‑making process.

 

JUD

HB 3013

RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

Adds a new chapter to Hawaii Revised Statutes to allow member states to determine the winner of a presidential election by "national popular vote".

 

JUD

HB 2557

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Protects the disclosure of sources for journalists and newscasters. Establishes an exception.

 

JUD

HB 3386

RELATING TO ATTORNEYS.

Changes the procedure for determining representation of state departments by the attorney general and allows the attorney general to represent the legislature and judiciary under certain conditions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 3422

RELATING TO SURCHARGE FOR INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES.

Increases indigent legal services funding by increasing the surcharge on initial filing fees for civil actions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 3369

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to certain legal service providers to help them continue to offer a wide range of essential legal services on civil matters to low-income residents at their current levels of operation, and further develop their capacity to meet the expanding need for legal services amongst this population.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2729

RELATING TO BURGLARY.

Creates a new offense of burglary in the first degree involving a dangerous instrument. Defines "dangerous instrument".

 

JUD

 

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