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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 15th, 2008

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

This amended agenda is to correct the hearing room from room 302 to room 325. No changes to the hearing schedule have been made.

 

HB 2589, HD1

(HSCR69-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO SCRAP METAL.

Requires scrap dealers to pay sellers of scrap only by check. For copper sales, requires the check to be mailed to the seller no sooner than 5 days after the purchase. Requires the canceled check to be retained for 2 years and made available for inspection. (HB2589 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2347

(HSCR47-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO METAL.

Affirms that penalties in section 445-235, HRS, apply if scrap dealer violates either section 445-232 or 445-233, HRS.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2618, HD1

(HSCR65-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.

Establishes that a motor vehicle owner is responsible for paying outstanding parking citations even after transferring ownership of the vehicle. Establishes that unpaid parking citations shall not prevent the transfer of ownership and re‑registration of the vehicle. Provides an exemption for u-drive companies. (HB2618 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 3023, HD1

(HSCR352-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSE.

Adjusts the length of time a person's license will remain valid based on their age and provides that military personnel whose driver's license has expired while on active duty outside of the country will be authorized to drive for 90 days upon their return to the United States. (HB3023 HD1)

 

PSM/TRN, JUD

HB 2450

(HSCR192-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires any reclassification of land contiguous to the agricultural district to the urban or rural district to contain condition prohibiting nonagricultural development within 300 feet of the property line bordering any agricultural parcel used for farming operations.

 

AGR/WLH, JUD

HB 1978

 

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.

Makes permanent the prohibition against urinating or defecating in public or within the boundaries of downtown Honolulu.

 

JUD

HB 2216

 

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Allows two or more members of a board to discuss official board business to enable them to perform their duties.

 

JUD

HB 2217

 

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Requires the office of information practices to provide a written opinion within 60 days of a written request for an advisory opinion.

 

JUD

HB 2699

(HSCR210-08)

 

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.

Clarifies applicability of probate laws to payable-on-death accounts and requirements for providing copies and notice of supplementary inventory or appraisement. Allows courts to modify kokua kanawai duties and service requirements for orders appointing a guardian or conservator. Authorizes disclosure of kokua kanawai reports and professional evaluations to certain parties.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2697

 

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT.

Authorizes the intermediate appellate court to subpoena and compel the attendance of witnesses and compel the production of books, papers, documents, or tangible things. Authorizes any intermediate court of appeals judge to administer oaths.

 

JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following bill was previously heard on 2/8/07 and is scheduled for decision making only. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1758

 

Status

RELATING TO THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

Increases the minimum value of theft of property or services from $300 to $1,000 for the offense of theft in the second degree.

 

JUD

 

 

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;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9450(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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