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:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2661, HD1

(HSCR281-10)

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. (HB2661 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2265, HD1

(HSCR155-10)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Amends custody and visitation criteria and procedure to specify what courts will consider in determining the best interest of the child. Effective January 1, 2050. (HD2265 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2473

(HSCR77-10)

Status

RELATING TO WORKPLACE PRACTICES.

Makes abusive conduct against an employee in the workplace a violation of occupational safety and health law.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 23, 2010.

 

HB 1987, HD1

(HSCR69-10)

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. (HB1987 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 22, 2010.

 

 

HB 1752

Status

RELATING TO REPEAT OFFENDERS.

Excludes non-violent offenders from repeat offenders statute requiring mandatory minimum prison terms.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Februay 16, 2010.

 

HB 1756

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Allows for expungement of convictions for non-violent offenses that are over 5 years old.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair