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 8th, 2008

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2254, HD1

(HSCR16-08)

RELATING TO BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Prohibits the deceptive use of the name or trademark of a financial institution or its affiliates or subsidiaries. Establishes $10,000 fine for violations. (HB2254 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2198, HD1

(HSCR11-08)

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Establishes a task force to focus on the needs of and issues facing grandparents raising grandchildren. (HB2198 HD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 3226, HD1

(HSCR136-08)

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Clarifies that the name of the candidate advisory council is the "Regents Candidate Advisory Council". Requires a UH Board of Regents member, except the student member, to reside in the geographic area represented by the member. Requires the Governor to notify the Council of vacancies on the BOR within 10 days of receiving notification that a BOR member is resigning or has died, or of removal by the Governor. Requires the submission of candidates within 60 days of a vacancy on the BOR that arises by resignation, death, or removal by the Governor. Clarifies that the Council is to submit the names of candidates to the Governor. Makes confidential information concerning potential candidates that is not of public record; provided that information relating to a candidate who is appointed by the Governor shall be disclosed. Appropriates funds to establish a permanent administrative position for the Council. (HB3226 HD1)

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB 3053

RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Clarifies the powers and duties of the Attorney General with respect to notaries public; identifies conduct that would subject a notary to fines; and identifies criminal conduct with regard to notarization, notarized documents, and related matters.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2383

RELATING TO CIRCUIT COURTS.

Establishes a position for a fifth judge in the second judicial circuit court. Requires circuit court sessions in Kaunakakai when one party is a Molokai resident. Appropriates funds for position of fifth judge and to secure location on Molokai for circuit court sessions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2344

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO EXTEND THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE BY TWO YEARS FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to extend the mandatory retirement age of 70 for state justices and judges to 72.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2297

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Establishes a blue ribbon committee to plan the reorganization of the city and county of Honolulu into two separate counties; appropriates funds to cover the committee's administrative expenses.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2698, HD1

(HSCR57-08)

RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.

Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem in family court. (HB2698 HD1)

 

HSH, 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.

 

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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.

 

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Rep. Tommy Waters

Chair