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:

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

TIME:

02:45pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2583, HD2

(HSCR504-08)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

Requires proposed compensation or any change in compensation for administrative positions in the UH system filled by excluded employees under chapter 89C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, be disclosed no later than 6 business days before any open meeting, and in open meeting for purposes of public comment. Effective 07/01/2059. (HB2583 HD2)

 

HED, LAB, JUD

HB 2553, HD1

(HSCR556-08)

Status

RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Changes the method used to record the daily transactions of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, from a manual system to an electronic system. (HB2553 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 96, HD2

(HSCR473-08)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Requires commercial driver licensees to possess proof of their most recent alcohol and controlled substance test while operating a commercial motor vehicle and to present such proof at inspection stations. Disqualifies violators from driving a commercial motor vehicle for a certain period of time, depending on the number of violations. (HB96 HD2)

 

CPC, TRN, JUD

HB 523, HD1

(HSCR424)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Establishes guiding principles for foster children. (HB523 HD1)

 

HSH, JUD

HB 524, HD1

(HSCR409)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE.

Provides notice of permanent plan hearings to a child who has reached the age of 14. (HB524 HD1)

 

HSH, JUD

HB 2391

Status

RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICE.

Permits a deputy attorney general, except for the attorney general's first deputy, to provide pro bono legal service if the pro bono legal service does not conflict with the duties of the deputy's office.

 

JUD

HB 2476

Status

RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Repeals existing prohibition against dog fighting and enacts more comprehensive prohibition of dog fighting and related conduct. Provides enhanced penalties.

 

JUD

HB 3011

(HSCR306-08)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Allows for the greater flexibility in granting special motor vehicle registration.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 3249, HD1

(HSCR408-08)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Prohibits parking of motor vehicles on bicycle lanes or bicycle paths. Assesses up to $500 fine per violation. (HB3249 HD1)

 

TRN, 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;

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