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 15, 2011

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 268

(HSCR4)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows counties to conduct criminal history record checks on certain: 1) liquor commission employees and prospective employees; 2) prospective employees working with vulnerable adults or seniors; and 3) prospective fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management employees.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1064

(HSCR49)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT COURT PROCEEDINGS.

To ensure that child protective act hearings in chapter 587A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are consistent with federal Title IV-E provisions.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1368

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Defines a party candidate and modifies the withdrawal process for a party candidate. Clarifies the filing process of nomination papers, and grants the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to resolve challenges to an individual's candidacy.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 231, HD1

(HSCR133)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires certain visitors to public housing projects to receive a visitor pass upon entering a public housing project. Establishes the non-possession of a visitor pass as prima facie evidence of criminal trespass in the first degree. Establishes a pilot project for increased safety and security at Mayor Wright Homes. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB231 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 889, HD1

(HSCR208)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes health care-associated infection reporting requirements. (HB889 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 290, HD1

(HSCR38)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the Agriculture Inspection and Certification Special Fund under the Department of Agriculture for the inspection, certification, weighing, or grading of agricultural commodities that are to be imported into, exported from, or shipped within the state. Deposits all fees, civil penalties, and other moneys collected by DOA into the Special Fund. Allows DOA to enter into agreements with government and private agencies to hire and pay inspectors to perform certification and audit services, maintain food safety, and establish and maintain an Internet food safety promotional and reporting system. Repeals the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Requires the establishment or increase of certain fees to cover the operation and maintenance costs of agriculture inspection and certification programs, and central services and departmental administrative expense assessments. Appropriates funds for DOA's agriculture inspection and certification program. (HB290 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 1435, HD1

(HSCR202)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Clarifies recommendations of the ignition interlock implementation task force. Allows repeat intoxicated drivers to install ignition interlock devices in any vehicle they operate by eliminating the requirement to surrender motor vehicle registrations and license plates. Makes housekeeping amendments to chapter 291E. Extends the expiration date of the ignition interlock implementation task force to June 30, 2012. Allows persons who have had licenses administratively revoked for a lifetime to be eligible to participate in the ignition interlock program. Establishes time frames for installation of ignition interlock devices on motor vehicles for those who have had a lifetime revocation. (HB1435 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 836, HD1

(HSCR110)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Requires the State or, alternatively, the counties, to initiate eminent domain proceedings against private property owners upon request of an adjacent property owner. (HB836 HD1)

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 1513

(HSCR170)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.

Establishes a permanent weed and seed program within DLIR. Appropriates funds as a grant to maintain the operations of the weed and seed program in the Ala Moana, Chinatown, downtown Honolulu, Kalihi, Waipahu, and Ewa beach communities on Oahu.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 2, 2011. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 3, 2011. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 1071

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH RELEASE ON CONDITIONS OF A PERSON FOUND UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL.

Requires the Department of Health to provide a fitness restoration program for defendants unfit to proceed with court proceedings and on conditional release.  Allows Department of Public Safety to take appropriate action on information shared regarding defendant compliance.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 108

Status

RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Establishes the offense of cruelty to animals by fighting dogs in the second degree. Increases penalty for cruelty to animals by fighting dogs in the first degree. Clarifies dog fighting and animal cruelty laws.

 

JUD

HB 132

Status

RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF DNA SAMPLES FROM ARRESTEES OF SEXUAL OFFENSES AGAINST MINORS.

Mandates the collection of DNA samples from arrestee for sex offenses against minors. Effective July, 1, 2012.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 10, 2011. No public testimony will be accepted

 

 

HB 823

(HSCR13)

Status

RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES AND FEES.

Raises certain fines and fine ceilings for traffic offenses. Increases administrative fees for certain traffic offenses and allocates a portion of those moneys to the judiciary computer system special fund, judiciary facilities repair and maintenance special fund, and the general fund.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 684, HD1

(HSCR36)

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Allows a minor to give informed consent for emergency shelter and related services. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB684 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair