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, March 25, 2010

TIME:

2:45 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2745, SD2, HD1

(HSCR873-10)

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law and clarifies sections of chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to controlled substances. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2745 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2921, SD1, HD1

(HSCR799-10)

Status

RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.

Requires any person operating as an escrow depository as to property located within this state to be a corporation licensed by the commissioner of financial institutions to do so. (SB2921 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2883, SD1, HD1

(HSCR802-10)

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. (SB2883 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2565, SD1

(HSCR781-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Extends the deadline for the Hawaii civil rights commission to adopt new rules regarding disability discrimination to allow for conformity with new federal rules. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2409, HD2

(HSCR870-10)

Status

RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Requires that 90 days written notice be given of any changes in the conditions of permits issued for the taking of marine life, boating, and other activities in Marine Life Conservation Districts, unless permit conditions or the situation requires immediate modification or the imposition of new conditions to protect the conservation district. (SB2409 HD2)

 

EBM, WLO, JUD

SB 2701, SD1

(HSCR757-10)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Updates regulation of prepaid legal services plans. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2859, SD2, HD1

(HSCR883-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.

Increases the grounds for license revocations.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 358, SD1, HD1

(HSCR879-10)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Prohibits person or government entity from seizing any firearm or ammunition under civil defense, emergency, or disaster relief powers, or during any civil defense emergency period or any time of national emergency or crisis, from any individual who is lawfully permitted to carry or possess the firearm or ammunition under part I of chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and who carries, possesses, or uses the firearm or ammunition in a lawful manner. Prohibits suspension or revocation, under emergency powers, of permits or licenses lawfully acquired and maintained under part I of chapter 134, HRS. (SB358 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HCR 49

(HSCR418-10)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE PERPETRATED BY WOMEN AGAINST MEN IN HAWAII.

 

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR 11

(HSCR417-10)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE PERPETRATED BY WOMEN AGAINST MEN IN HAWAII.

 

 

HUS, JUD

HCR 220

(HSCR807-10)

Status

REQUESTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO FURTHER STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE SR 10 WORKING GROUP COMMITTEES.

 

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

HR 149

(HSCR806-10)

Status

REQUESTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO FURTHER STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE SR 10 WORKING GROUP COMMITTEES.

 

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 16, 2010 at 2:15 p.m..

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair