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, March 18, 2008

TIME:

3:45pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

AMENDED AGENDA

 

SB 2202

(SSCR2625)

Status

RELATING TO PARTIAL PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS.

Qualifies a candidate for the office of prosecuting attorney to qualify for partial public campaign financing if the candidate does not exceed the respective campaign expenditure limit.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3019, SD1

(SSCR2641)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends current provisions of the insurance investment statutes allowing insurers more investment flexibility without significantly lessening protection to insurance policyholders and to reflect more current regulatory standards. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2150, SD2

(HSCR1084-08)

Status

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTION.

Expands the adult protective services law by extending protections to vulnerable adults. Appropriates funds to the department of human services. (SB2150 SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 3051, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1109-08)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services or its designee to conduct criminal history record checks for those providing services to vulnerable adults and children. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB3051 HD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 1343, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1085-08)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Amends the offenses of assault in the second degree and terroristic threatening in the first degree to include conduct committed against victims who the courts and police are attempting to keep safe with protective orders. (SB1343 HD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB 2730, SD2

(SSCR2869)

Status

THE FOLLOWING MEASURE IS BEING DELETED FROM THE AGENDA BECAUSE IT WILL NOT BE REFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE BY THE TIME OF HEARING. THIS MEASURE WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

 

 

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Establishes a grandparent, or other appropriate relative, preference for out-of-home placement of children needing child protective services. (SD2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2004, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1090-08)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Extends from 90 days to one year of a unilateral special education placement, the time allowed for parents, guardians, or the Department of Education to request an impartial hearing regarding reimbursement for the costs of a child's placement. Requires that the rules include provisions for the reimbursement of expert witness and other relevant fees and expenses associated with a hearing, limited to the prevailing party. Requires DOE to submit an annual report to the Legislature on the total number of requests for such due process hearings. (SB2004 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 2196, SD2

(HSCR1087-08)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON OCEAN WATERS.

Adds regulatory function over commercially permitted use of government and private boating facilities and commercial activities in private marinas. (SB2196 SD2)

 

WLH, 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;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9456 (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