HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Chair

Rep. Ken Ito, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 74

Status

RELATING TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

Amends the crime of disorderly conduct to include impeding or obstructing the use of or access to a bus stop by laying across any bench or more than one seat provided at the bus stop or sleeping on the ground within or abutting any bus stop shelter or other bus stop structure. Effective 1/1/2010.

 

JUD

HB 294

Status

RELATING TO PERSONAL LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE TO THIRD PARTIES.

Amends Hawaii Probate Code provisions on personal liability of a trustee for consistency with Uniform Probate Code.

 

JUD

HB 290

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds for the operation of the judicial selection commission.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 293

Status

RELATING TO PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS.

Modifies requirements related to the basis for court appointment of a conservator.

 

JUD

HB 128

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Makes nomination papers available until the 58th day prior to the deadline for filing nomination papers. Provides 3 additional business days for candidates to file papers if there are no candidates for an office.

 

JUD

HB 509

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires incumbent elected officials to file nomination papers for re-election 7 days prior to the filing deadline for non-incumbents.

 

JUD

HB 510

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Extends the filing deadline by 5 days in cases where a candidate withdraws less than 5 days prior to the filing deadline.

 

JUD

HB 613

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the office of elections to develop a standard withdrawal and declaration of candidacy form by 01/01/2010. Requires a candidate to file the standard form to withdraw as a candidate prior to the subsequent filing of nomination papers for any other elective office.

 

JUD

HB 615

Status

RELATING TO HARASSMENT.

Provides that harassment includes all digital communications.

 

JUD

HB 622

Status

RELATING TO HARASSMENT.

Adds digital communication as a form of nonconsensual contact in the offense of harassment by stalking.

 

JUD

HB 625

Status

RELATING TO SURCHARGE FOR INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES.

Increases the initial filing fee for civil actions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 779

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT.

Enacts Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act and in so doing, replaces and updates similar law codified as chapter 658C, HRS. Updates former law by, among other things, allocating burden of proof with respect to application of law, setting out procedure for obtaining recognition of foreign country money judgments, expanding grounds for denying recognition and allocating burden of proof to do so. Establishes statute of limitations.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 782

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM MEDIATION ACT.

Adopts the Uniform Mediation Act. Provides certain rules for mediations. Establishes a privilege that assures confidentiality of mediations in legal proceedings. Protects integrity and knowing consent through provisions that provide exceptions to the privilege, limit disclosures by the mediator to judges and others who may rule on the case, requires mediators to disclose conflicts of interest, and assures that parties may bring a lawyer or other support person to the mediation session.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1016

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

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: 1 (one) copy (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8494 (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 586-8490 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. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair