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, March 20, 2008

TIME:

2:25 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2373, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1100-08)

Status

RELATING TO PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SALES.

Requires electronic logs of pseudoephedrine sales to be made via an Excel worksheet provided by the Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division and maintained for two years in a form searchable by law enforcement. Effective 1/1/2050. (SB2373 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2745, SD1

(SSCR2574)

Status

RELATING TO DEFAMATION.

Establishes that communication of defamatory statements by telephone, facsimile, electronic mail, or other computer communication meets the requirement of publication. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2782, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1113-08)

Status

 

RELATING TO METAL.

Includes stainless steel beer kegs in laws intended to prevent theft and resale of copper. Sunsets July 1, 2009. (SB2782 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2898, SD1

(SSCR2705)

Status

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

Adds a new chapter to Hawaii Revised Statutes to enter Hawaii into an interstate compact to determine the winner of a presidential election by "national popular vote". (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2784, SD1

(SSCR2663)

Status

RELATING TO THE POWER OF ARREST.

Authorizes agents of the United States Marshal Service to make arrests under state law. Updates references to former U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service to reflect current names of agencies within the federal Department of Homeland Security. (SB2784 SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2895, SD1

(SSCR2879)

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER.

Adds equine animals as protected under the law pertaining to offenses relating to cruelty to animals. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 3203, SD1

(SSCR2704)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL HOARDING.

Makes it a misdemeanor to hoard pet animals. Establishes elements of the offense. (SB3203 SD1)

 

JUD

SB 3146, SD1

(SSCR2569)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMES.

Makes it a misdemeanor to consume a cat, dog, or horse. Clarifies definition of "pet animal". (SB3146 SD1)

 

JUD

SB 1617, SD1

(SSCR659)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITING CIVIL LIABILITY.

Limits the civil liability of property owners to persons injured or killed on premises while committing a class A or B felony or certain violent crimes. Effective July 1, 2059. (SD1)

 

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

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