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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TIME:

2:15 PM

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 measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1244 and HB238.

 

 

HB 1112

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Authorizes the issuance of a temporary license to solemnize marriages.

 

JUD

HB 18

(HSCR264)

Status

RELATING TO ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES.

Prohibits minors from operating, riding, or otherwise being propelled on all-terrain vehicles.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1093

(HSCR128)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Amends the portions of the respective statutes concerning alcohol concentration for commercial motor vehicle drivers to make them consistent with current language.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1094

(HSCR173)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Amends seven sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to the Commercial Driver Licensing process and driver medical requirements. The amendments are designed to put the State in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1095, HD1

(HSCR59)

Status

RELATING TO MOPEDS.

Requires passengers on a three-wheeled moped to be at least twelve years of age. (HB1095 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1096

(HSCR129)

Status

RELATING TO MOPED INSTRUCTION PERMITS.

Clarify laws relating to operating a moped, motor scooter, or motorcycle with an instruction permit.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1098

(HSCR130)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Defines "after market motorcycle frame" and allows the County director of finance to assign a vehicle identification number to a motorcycle with an aftermarket frame. Except for special interest vehicles, reconstructed vehicles and motorcycles with an after market frame, the bill disallows the registration of uncertified motor vehicles and devices.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 117, HD1

(HSCR380)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Removes the valuation threshold for the review of minor projects within the special management areas. Effective July 1, 3000. (HB117 HD1)

 

WLO/EEP, JUD

HB 926, HD1

(HSCR527)

Status

RELATING TO SHORELINE SETBACK.

Prohibits inclusion of accreted lands in determining shoreline setback line in counties with a population over 500,000. (HB926 HD1)

 

WLO, JUD

HB 968, HD1

(HSCR318)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Allows a temporary restraining order to remain in effect for up to 180 days or until the protective order's effective date, whichever occurs first. Provides when protective orders orally stated by the court shall be effective. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB968 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

HB 597

(HSCR333)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Expands definition of "quality assurance committee" to include interdisciplinary quality assurance committees composed of members from various health care organizations.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 601, HD1

(HSCR597)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.

Makes changes to state law relating to public conveyances to the Americans With Disabilities Act. (HB601 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD

HB 1133, HD1

(HSCR398)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Makes intentional or knowing performance of a veterinary procedure in a cruel or inhumane manner by an unlicensed person a Class C felony. Subjects cropping or docking by an unlicensed person for compensation to the law against cruelty to animals in the 1st degree. (HB1133 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 1st at 2PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 3rd at 2PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 8th at 2:15 PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 1244

Status

RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION.

Allows for the refusal of services or accommodations related to the solemnization of same-sex marriages, civil unions, and other same-sex unions on religious grounds.

 

JUD

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 22nd at 2PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 238, HD1

(HSCR393)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

Adds a mandatory prison term of fifteen days and a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $600 for a person with certain prior convictions who is convicted for the first time for violation of a temporary restraining order. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB238 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair