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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 20, 2009

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

NOTE: HB 1514 and HB 1784 deleted from the previously filed 2-20-09 agenda

 

HB 130

Status

RELATING TO JUDGMENTS.

Amends the uniform foreign money-judgments recognition act with regard to defamation judgments acquired in foreign courts. Enforceability depends on the free speech and free press protections afforded by the defamation law applied by the foreign court.

 

JUD

HB 1199

Status

RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

 

JUD

HB 1148

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Authorizes the electronic filing of meeting notices under part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on the state calendar.

 

JUD

HB 1514

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL TORTS.

Places a ceiling on non-economic damages in medical torts involving neurologists and neurosurgeons.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1784

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL TORTS.

Limits the amount awarded for non-economic damages in medical tort cases to $750,000 aggregate and $250,000 per physician, healthcare provider, healthcare facility, and any other involved parties. Sets the award limit for non-economic damages in cases of gross negligence at $3,000,000.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1512

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

Authorizes family court, when issuing a temporary restraining order, to award exclusive care of a pet animal and enjoin the restrained party from having any contact with the pet animal.

 

JUD

HB 1513

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER.

Prohibits possession of gaff designed to be attached to gamecock or other fighting fowl.

 

JUD

HB 147

Status

RELATING TO THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

Increases the minimum value of stolen property or services constituting theft in the second degree from $300 to $1000.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

Previously heard on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 586-8494 (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.

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair