HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 100

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Establishes an election by mail voting system for federal, state, and county primary or special primary elections; creates procedure and process for this method of voting. Makes appropriations.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 109

Status

RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.

Allows the participation by 2 or more members of a public policy deliberative body: (1) in a public gathering or community event not tied to matters currently under official deliberation or pending action; and (2) in professional association conferences and professional development activities with a publicly accessible report of their activities.

 

JUD

HB 257

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Provides regulation of automated phone calls, changes report filing deadlines, provides a cap of $100 on the price of fundraiser tickets that may be purchased with campaign funds, and applies notice and disclaimer requirements to an advertisement that is not paid for by an independent party.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 258

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Changes report filing deadlines and requires filing of a supplemental report by candidate and noncandidate committees.

 

JUD

HB 259

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Prohibits a candidate from using contributions to pursue nomination and election to another state or county office without the contributor's consent.

 

JUD

HB 468

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSIONS.

Provides standards for the selection of county ethics commission members to ensure their impartiality and independence.

 

JUD

HB 545

Status

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Requires electronic voter registration on the website of the office of elections by 1/1/12. Establishes requirements for online voter registration, including identification and affidavits.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 549

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires notice of state board meetings to be posted on the central State of Hawaii internet website and eliminates the requirement that notice be filed in the office of the lieutenant governor.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 593

Status

RELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.

Requires candidates for county elective office to submit an oath that the candidate has complied with all relevant provisions of the applicable county charter and county ordinances.

 

JUD

HB 621

Status

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Changes the voter registration requirement to include only the last four digits of the person's social security number on application to register affidavit.

 

JUD

HB 638

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Provides for instant runoff voting for all elections in which no primary election is held; authorizes the chief election officer or the county clerk to use the instant runoff voting method in special elections that would normally require a separate runoff election if no candidate received a majority of votes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 640

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires any action taken in an executive meeting be reported when the board reconvenes at the open meeting.

 

JUD

HB 716

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes new election deadlines to comply with state primary election date required by federal law.

 

JUD

HB 872

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGNS.

Adds new requirements regarding noncandidate committee registration and requires noncandidate committees to file late expenditures reports under certain circumstances. Requires noncandidate committees to make additional disclosures within their noncandidate committee reports. Repeals section 11-332, relating to reporting by corporations.

 

JUD, FIN

 

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

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6621(for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

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 586-6210or 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. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair