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:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

TIME:

2:05 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1751

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNICATIONS FRAUD.

Establishes the offense of communication service fraud in the first and second degrees. Provides civil remedies. Authorizes forfeiture. Establishes evidentiary presumption. Adds definitions.

 

JUD

HB 1168

(HSCR98)

Status

RELATING TO AIRPORTS.

To provide statutory authority to allow the Department of Transportation to adopt rules that require certain private persons who use the State's commercial airports, to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the State and any of its agencies, officers, and employees, against all claims that arise from such use.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 215

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.

Organizes, clarifies, updates, and recodifies campaign finance laws.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 539

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

Prohibits a corporation or company from making campaign contributions directly from its treasury to a candidate, candidate's committee, noncandidate's committee, or political party. Permits a corporation or company to make a contribution of no more than $25,000 from its treasury to one noncandidate committee established by the corporation or company. Allows a corporation's or company's noncandidate committee to make campaign contributions to candidates, candidate committees, other noncandidate committees, and political parties in accordance with existing law.

 

JUD

HB 300

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds to the Judiciary for fiscal biennium 2009-2010

 

JUD, FIN

HB 298

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR ELECTRICITY PAYMENTS FOR JUDICIARY FACILITIES STATEWIDE.

Appropriates $1,854,425 in general funds to pay for statewide increases in electricity payments for fiscal year 2008-2009 for judiciary facilities.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 643, HD1

(HSCR92)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Prohibits contractors from employing persons not eligible to work in the United States. Imposes fines for violations. Authorizes the contractors license board to suspend or revoke a license if a civil judgment is entered against the contractor on a complaint alleging that the contractor hired ineligible workers. Requires worker verification by E-Verify. Establishes a special fund. (HB643 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 358

(HSCR4)

Status

RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.

Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 37

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A TAX REFUND OR TAX CREDIT BE PROVIDED TO TAXPAYERS WHENEVER THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE AT THE CLOSE OF TWO SUCCESSIVE FISCAL YEARS EXCEEDS FIVE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUES FOR EACH OF THE TWO FISCAL YEARS.

Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution that would repeal the requirement that a tax refund or tax rebate be provided to taxpayers whenever the general fund balance of each of two successive fiscal years exceeds five percent of general fund revenues for each of the two fiscal years.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1379

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Creates a process for a patient to direct end-of-life treatment in a standardized physician orders for life sustaining form. Requires department of health to design the form. Requires department of health and Hawaii health systems corporation to require adoption of the form in their respective health facilities.

 

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) copies (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8490 (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