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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 22, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measures have been DELETED from the agenda: SB 532, SD 1, HD 1 and SB 350, SD 1, HD 1

 

HB 1344

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Establishes citizens right to vote. Establishes permanent absentee voting.

 

JUD

HB 1901

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF VOTING SYSTEM EQUIPMENT.

Establishes an alternative public procurement process for the procurement of voting equipment systems.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 520, SD1

(HSCR1095)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.

Requires motor vehicle dealers to possess or have the right to possess a legal ownership certificate for a motor vehicle before selling a new or used vehicle or advertising a new or used vehicle for sale. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 549, SD1

(HSCR1088)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE EXPRESS WARRANTY ENFORCEMENT.

Amends Hawaii's lemon law to include motorcycles in the definition of "motor vehicles". (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 782, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1067)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Establishes eligibility for unemployment insurance. Effective 07/01/2112. (SB782 HD1)

 

LAB/EBM, JUD, FIN

HB 1752

Status

RELATING TO REPEAT OFFENDERS.

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

 

JUD

SB 898, SD2

(HSCR1129)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE.

Supports State Civil Defense's Shelter-in-Place initiative by exempting civil liability for care homes and schools, in addition to hotels, during an officially designated emergency. (SD2)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 1205

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.

Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 532, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1565)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITING CIVIL LIABILITY.

Limits the civil liability of property owners for damages to persons injured on premises while committing certain criminal offenses. (SB532 HD1)

 

JUD

SB 350, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1587)

Status

RELATING TO USE OF FORCE.

Expands the exemption from the duty to retreat from the home and workplace to any place where the actor may lawfully be present. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB350 HD1)

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: two copies (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8494 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islanders with no e-mail access);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to JUDtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8490 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair