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 10, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 993

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PROJECTED EXCESS REVENUES.

Routes a portion of projected increases in general fund revenues to emergency and budget reserve fund established by law. Sets 7% as the percentage that triggers the disposition.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

HB 981

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Makes amendments to Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, reflecting recommendations of Ignition Interlock Implementation Task Force.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 28

Status

RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.

Adds to the prohibition against buying dead human bodies, the selling of dead human bodies. Defines the term "dead human body" to include plastinated bodies and body parts. Increases the fine for buying or selling a dead human body to up to $5,000.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 29

Status

RELATING TO DEAD HUMAN BODIES.

Prohibits the commercial display of dead human bodies without a permit from the department of health.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 131

Status

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Allows individuals attempting to claim certain unclaimed property from the State to assert ownership through a notarized affidavit signed under penalty of perjury.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 136

Status

RELATING TO GRAFFITI.

Establishes the graffiti eradication sentencing program within the judiciary, to allow a person who has committed an act of graffiti to discharge a community service sentence through graffiti eradication activities. Makes appropriation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 297

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES.

Adopts the new Interstate Compact for Juveniles and establishes the family court's jurisdiction under the compact.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 299

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Establishes the payment priority of the DNA analysis fee over other fees and fines assessed against a defendant by the court.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

HB 623

Status

RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION.

Allows the attorney general to contract with counties for processing and issuing state identification cards.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 819, HD1

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Mandates minors aged 15-17 be tried as adults in cases of first and second degree murder. (HB819 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 981

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Makes amendments to Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, reflecting recommendations of Ignition Interlock Implementation Task Force.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 620

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Authorizes the court at sentencing to require a person with three or more convictions of sexual assault in the first degree to wear a global positioning system transmitter for up to 10 years after the person's release from prison.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1025

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

To restore a statutory provision allowing for presentence mental health or medical examination of defendants for purposes of sentencing.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1154

Status

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Ensures Hawaii businesses and residents are paying their fair share of taxes by providing the Department of Taxation with resources to seek enforcement against non-compliant cash-based businesses.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1155

Status

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Deters tax fraud and promotes uniformity in the tax system by conforming Hawaii tax law to the Internal Revenue Code for preparer penalties and accuracy-related penalties.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

HB 1037

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS.

Clarifies that government entities are only liable in certain cases for the percentage share of the damages they actually caused.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 1713

Status

RELATING TO HAZARDS.

Allows Civil Defense, when no emergency exists, to enter on private property to mitigate hazardous situations after giving the landowner notice.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

Previously heard on Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair