HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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 9, 2010

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2588

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Establishes the Secretary of State, an elected position, to serve as the nonpartisan administrator of elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2589

Status

RELATING TO THE GOVERNANCE OF ELECTIONS.

Restructures the governance system of the Office of Elections to create greater accountability by placing the Secretary of State in charge of elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2376, HD1

(HSCR141-10)

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Amends the Hawaii Constitution to provide for a Board of Education to be appointed by the Governor, as provided by law. (HB2376 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 2377, HD1

(HSCR142-10)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires Board of Education members to be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the Governor from lists of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Board of Education Selection Advisory Council. (HB2377 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 2759, HD1

(HSCR135-10)

Status

RELATING TO GAMING.

Authorizes the Hawaiian Homes Commission to allow gaming on Hawaiian Home Lands and to designate specific Hawaiian Home Lands parcels for the purposes of establishing casino gaming operations. Creates the Hawaii Gaming Commission to regulate casino gaming operations. Imposes a wagering tax on gross receipts of casino gaming operations and provides for distribution to the general fund and Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Fund. (HB2759 HD1)

 

HAW, JUD, FIN

HB 146

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT GAMBLING IN THE STATE.

Proposes to add a new section to article XVI of the state constitution to permit gambling in the State, in accordance with law.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2829

(HSCR93-10)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires hospitals to disclose infection rates; protects patient privacy rights.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2935, HD1

(HSCR85-10)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee legitimately uses accrued and available sick leave. (HB2935 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2599

Status

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Provides for a cost recovery order issuable by the circuit court for investigation costs when a taxpayer is convicted of tax crimes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2784

Status

RELATING TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT.

Increases the monetary limit of claims being filed in small claims court.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2250, HD1

(HSCR75-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT.

Establishes comprehensive child abduction prevention law. Lists factors to determine risk of abduction, and establishes measures courts may include in order to prevent abduction both before and after issuance of child custody decrees. Effective 01/01/2050 (HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

HB 2752, HD1

(HSCR59-10)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Enacts the recommendations of the Ignition Interlock Implementation Task Force made pursuant to Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008. (HB2752 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2583

(HSCR65-10)

Status

RELATING TO IMPOUNDED VESSELS.

Clarifies that all costs and expenses associated with the disposal of an impounded unauthorized vessel by the Department of Land and Natural Resources shall be borne by the vessel owner.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 26, 2010.

 

HB 2003

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.

Updates, organizes, and clarifies current campaign financing laws.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2004

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.

Amends law relating to ballot issue committees. Defines automated phone call and requires certain information to be stated at the beginning of such phone calls. Amends the definition of advertisement. Repeals the campaign spending commission's authority to adopt a code of fair campaign practices as part of its rules. Requires advertising notices and disclaimers to be included on every web page that contains an advertisement.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair