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. Blake K. Oshiro

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

TIME:

2:00 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 MEASURES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA: SB946, SD1, SB1025, SD1

 

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE THEIR CURRENT STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT NUMBERS AND UPDATED BILL DESCRIPTION: SB172, SD2.

 

SB 106, SD1

(SSCR433)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.

Beginning 01/01/2012, retroactively requires that multiple terms of imprisonment run concurrently unless the court orders or the law mandates that the terms run consecutively. Effective immediately, directs department of public safety to recalculate the sentences of inmates who submit written requests and, if warranted by the recalculation, release the inmates. Clarifies that resentencing of defendants whose sentence was imposed prior to effective date of Act 193 shall not be considered as a reopening of a final judgment or impose any liability upon State for sentencing errors. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 172, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1092)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Amends provisions of the fireworks code, imposing new definitions and permitting, importation, labeling, and inspection requirements. Authorizes the fire chief to revoke or suspend permits for enumerated reasons. Exempts the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism from the 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. time restriction for the purpose of overnight filming of pyrotechnics to benefit Hawaii's film and television industries. (SB172 HD1)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 1025, SD1

(HSCR1085)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Expands the offenses of assault against a law enforcement officer in the first and second degree to include assaults against firefighters and water safety officers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBM, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) was previously heard on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

SB 105, SD2

(SSCR662)

Status

RELATING TO UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER ON DEATH.

Adopts Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act; allows owner of real property to designate beneficiaries to receive real property upon death of owner without requirements of probate or formalities of wills. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 946, SD1

(SSCR622)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Establishes the access to justice trust fund under the judiciary as an endowment, to be administered by a nonprofit entity. Requires investment of the principal. Authorizes disbursement of interest earned to fund nonprofit legal service organizations to assist with the legal services needs of the poor, indigent, and other vulnerable populations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

 

The following measure(s) was previously heard on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

SB 1533, SD1

(SSCR474)

Status

RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Clarifies that a person commits the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree if the person kills without need any animal other than insects or rodents, deleting "vermin or other pests" from this exception. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 (three) copies (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6211(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.

 

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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair