THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Chair

Senator Dwight Y. Takamine, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard by the respective Senate Committee(s):

 

HB 2132, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2780)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.

Requires foreclosing lenders to notify their mortgagors about credit counseling no later than thirty days prior to foreclosure; if promissory note and mortgage document are requested foreclosure is prohibited until they are provided; sets seventy per cent of fair market value of the property plus any senior liens or encumbrances as the fair and reasonable price for public auction of foreclosed property. Effective January 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

CPN, JGO

HB 2288, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2812)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES.

Prohibits the imposition of fees for a future transfer of real property. Specifies exceptions. Effective upon approval. (SD1)

 

CPN, JGO

HB 2568, SD1

(SSCR2797)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Reduces the quorum requirement for the board of directors of the Hawaii public housing authority. (SD1)

 

EDH/HMS, JGO

HB 347, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1050)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Exempts UH and the UH board of regents from certain requirements of the Hawaii public procurement code. Sunsets 7/1/2012. (SD1)

 

HRE, JGO

HB 2349, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2765)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL.

Extends protection from assault and terroristic threatening to emergency room personnel. Effective upon approval. (SD1)

 

HTH, JGO

HB 2575, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2766)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TRAUMA.

Amends the definitions of "peer review committee" and "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by the department of health; permits the department of health to establish peer review and quality assurance committees to examine trauma care and provides those committees with statutory protection from discovery. Effective upon approval. (SD1)

 

HTH, JGO

HB 2661, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2767)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS.

Establishes that any response other than an express refusal by a person or persons authorized to amend or revoke a decision to make an anatomical gift will prohibit the amendment or revocation of the decision to make an anatomical gift. Effective December 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

HTH, JGO

HB 2897, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2800)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Subjects a contractor to revocation, suspension, or nonrenewal of its license for knowingly or intentionally employing a person on any project or operation who is not eligible to work in the United States under federal law. (SD1)

 

LBR/CPN, JGO

HB 1987, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2731)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Establishes a cause of action to abate the illegal purchasing, selling, possession, setting off, igniting or discharging of fireworks. Allows the court to order the closure of any place used in violation of the fireworks law. Allows for the forfeiture of property used in violation of the fireworks law. Effective December 21, 2058. (SD1)

 

PSM, JGO

HB 2271, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2732)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES.

Prohibits dry ice bombs. Effective 12/1/2058. (SD1)

 

PSM, JGO

HB 2383, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2752)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FLAGS.

Recognizes and allows the prisoner of war/missing in action flag to be flown with the U.S. and Hawaiian flags on specified days. (SD1)

 

PSM, JGO

HB 1944, SD1

(SSCR2736)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CLUBS.

Allows military personnel deployed outside the State on federal active duty to cancel or suspend health club membership at any time during the contract term under certain conditions. Requires pro rata refund of fees. (SD1).

 

PSM/CPN, JGO

HB 1190, HD1, SD1

(SSCR2696)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.

Requires the police department of each county to identify roadways most critical to free movement of persons and commerce and establish protocols necessary to coordinate major accident investigations, including immediately notifying the medical examiner in fatal accident cases. Effective on approval. (SD1)

 

TIA, JGO

HB 134, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2697)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.

Requires applicants for driver licenses and instruction permits to submit proof that the applicant is legally in the United States (U.S.). Requires driver licenses or instruction permits of legal nonimmigrants to expire no later than the date of the legal immigrant's authorized period of stay in the U.S. Requires the Director of Transportation to adopt rules and establish a verification fee. (SD1)

 

TIA, JGO

HB 2020, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2722)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Expands county enforcement of traffic regulations on public streets, roads, or highways whose ownership is in dispute between the State and the county, and on private streets, highways, or thoroughfares, to include laws relating to county vehicular taxes, motor vehicle safety responsibility, traffic violations, use of intoxicants while operating a vehicle, motor vehicle insurance, motorcycle and motor scooter insurance, and odometers. Effective December 21, 2058. (SD1)

 

TIA, JGO

HB 1684, HD2, SD1

(SSCR2783)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Prevents and reduces the intentional introduction and spread of invasive species by establishing and revising penalties appropriate to the harm caused by the intentional introduction and spread of invasive species to the economy, natural environment, and the health and lifestyle of Hawaii's people. Effective 12/21/58. (SD1)

 

WTL, JGO

HB 1808, HD3, SD1

(SSCR2753)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL AREAS.

Clarifies the definition of "shoreline." Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

WTL/TIA, JGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to comment should submit comments in one of the following ways:

 

         By Email: Comments may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at JGOTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov . Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.

 

         By Web: Comments may be submitted online if less than 4MB in size, at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

         In person: 1 copy of their Comments to the committee clerk, Room 219, State Capitol.

         By fax: Comments may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to which committee the comments is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED HEARING NOTICES: If the notice is an amended notice, measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If there is a measure that is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6460.

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Brian T. Taniguchi

Chair