HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano, Chair

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 335

Status

 

RELATING TO AN AUTOMATED VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM.

Establishes a statewide automated victim notification system to provide victims of crime with current information regarding the custody status of the offender in the victim's case.

 

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 336

Status

RELATING TO DNA COLLECTION FOR ARRESTEES OF VIOLENT CRIMES.

Requires DNA collection from those arrested for violent crimes.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 358

Status

RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.

Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 88

Status

RELATING TO AMMUNITION.

Requires all ammunition of a specified caliber manufactured or sold in Hawaii that is capable of use in handguns, including assault pistols, to be coded to assist law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting gun crime offenders. Requires Attorney General to establish a statewide database to track coded ammunition. Effective 7/1/2009.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 316

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a temporary reimbursement program for tenants of state agricultural lands in vog-impacted areas to reimburse tenants for costs of repair and maintenance of fencing and other infrastructure repair and maintenance.

 

PBS, AGR, FIN

HB 312

Status

RELATING TO HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.

Directs the Department of Defense to develop and implement a program to ensure that an adequate number of monitors to detect sulfur dioxide are strategically placed throughout areas of the state where high incidences of vog, sulfur dioxide, or both occur.

 

PBS, HLT, FIN

HB 515

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes the transfer of moneys from the hurricane reserve trust fund to the Hawaii insurance guaranty association for the payment of covered claims against an insolvent insurer when (1) the insolvency was caused by a hurricane and (2) the Hawaii hurricane relief fund has no hurricane insurance policy in force.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

HB 516

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Repeals requirement that the interest earned on the principal in the hurricane reserve trust fund be transferred to the general fund.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

HB 10

Status

RELATING TO WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 SERVICE.

Eliminates the $0.66 monthly surcharge on wireless telephone accounts and terminates the wireless enhanced 911 fund once all moneys in the fund are expended. Effective 7/1/2009.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

HB 203

Status

RELATING TO WIRELESS ENHANCED 911.

Fund prior to the 2009 regular session and review every 5 years thereafter. Adds definitions and places limits on expenditures from the fund. Makes surcharge permissible, rather than required. Requires the 2009 annual report of the wireless enhanced 911 board to explain authority for certain expenditures proposed by its 2009 annual report.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

HB 205

Status

RELATING TO WIRELESS ENHANCED 911.

Requests the state auditor to conduct an audit of the wireless enhanced 911 fund and submit a review of the fund in 2014 and every five years after.

 

PBS, CPC/LMG, 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

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6521(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to PBStestimony@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. Faye Hanohano

Chair