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, March 16, 2010

TIME:

2:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

SB 2116, SD2

(SSCR2542)

Status

RELATING TO INDEMNIFICATION OF COUNTY AGENCIES.

Authorizes the governor to delegate to the superintendent of education the authority to agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless a county agency, its officers, agents, and employees, under certain circumstances, when the use of county property will be for a school purpose or function. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2534, SD2

(SSCR2632)

Status

RELATING TO BAIL.

Requires law enforcement agencies to accept cash bonds, certified copies of pre-filed bonds, and original surety or own recognizance bonds when the court is closed, including during nights, weekends, and holidays. Specifies from whom bail may be accepted. Requires prompt release after acceptance of bail. Requires bond filing fee. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2150

(SSCR2377)

Status

RELATING TO APPELLATE JURISDICTION.

Permanently establishes the jurisdictional responsibilities of the appellate courts.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2752, SD1

(SSCR2618)

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 or pleads guilty or no contest to tax crimes.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 930, HD1

(HSCR1006)

Status

RELATING TO VOLUNTEER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES.

Provides for medical expenses and immunity from liability for licensed medical personnel providing volunteer medical services on behalf of the State or a county. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB930 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2726, SD2, HD1

(HSCR728-10)

Status

RELATING TO TIME FRAMES TO REGAIN FITNESS TO PROCEED.

Establishes specific time frames for a commitment or release on conditions when unfit defendants are charged with non-violent petty misdemeanors (60 days) and non-violent misdemeanors (120 days). Effective July 1, 2025. (SB2726 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2937, SD1

(SSCR2507)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Enacts an abuse of process law for vexatious requesters of public records. Effective January 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2441, SD2

(SSCR2608)

Status

RELATING TO ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Establishes the crime of intentional or knowing taking of a Hawaiian monk seal as a class C felony. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

WLO, JUD

SB 2772, SD2

(SSCR2535)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Permits the board of veterinary medicine to revoke or suspend a license or fine a licensee for conduct or practice that violates recognized principles of veterinary medical ethics. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 950, SD2, HD1

(HSCR715-10)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Authorizes law enforcement officers of the department of public safety and conservation and resources enforcement officers of the department of land and natural resources to use electric guns and related equipment while performing their duties. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB950 HD1)

 

PBS/WLO, JUD, FIN

SB 2863, SD2, HD1

(HSCR709-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE TAX LIEN AND ENCUMBRANCE RECORD.

Enables encumbrance of motor vehicle titles for outstanding judgments payable to the State or a county by allowing recordation in a county director of finance's "tax lien and encumbrance record" with an exemption for state or county agencies from paying the statutory fee. Provides certain exceptions. (SB2863 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

SB 2818, SD2, HD1

(HSCR713-10)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Reduces the membership of the environmental council from 15 to 9 and establishes the environmental review special fund.

 

EEP/WLO/EBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2249, SD1, HD1

(HSCR691-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Makes it a class C felony to assault a water safety officer who is engaged in the performance of duty. (SB2249 HD1)

 

WLO, JUD

SB 2081, SD2, HD1

(HSCR711-10)

Status

RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.

Increases the fine for littering. Requires moneys to be deposited into the county general fund for the county that imposed the fine or if the fine is imposed by the state, into the Environmental Management Special Fund (Special Fund). Authorizes moneys in the Special Fund to be used for enforcing the litter control law and criminal littering law. (SB2081 HD1)

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

 

SB 2799, SD2

(SSCR2537)

Status

RELATING TO UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER ON DEATH.

Adopts Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. Allows owner of real property to designate beneficiaries to receive real property upon death of owner without requirements of probate or formalities of wills. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB 2716, SD2, HD1

(HSCR736-10)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.

Establishes child protective provisions in the Hawaii Revised Statutes that are consistent with federal Title IV-E provisions. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2716 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

SB 2045, SD1

(SSCR2512)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Establishes class A and B felony sexual human trafficking offenses, and provisions related to prosecution of the offenses. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair