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 31, 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 added to the agenda: SB671, SD2, SB892, SD2, HD1, SB172, SD2, HD1.

 

SB 229, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1214)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS.

Prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant for employment based upon the employee's or the applicant's domestic abuse victim status; provided that the domestic abuse victim notifies the employer of such status. Requires an employer to make reasonable accommodations for an employee who is a victim of domestic abuse; provided that it does not cause undue hardship to the operations of the employer. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB229 HD1)

 

LAB/HUS, JUD

SB 1054, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1181)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

Establishes a temporary task force to establish a process to issue temporary restraining orders by the family and district courts upon submission of sworn oral testimony or complaint communicated to the court by means of electronic voice communication. Allows the Judiciary to establish a program to assist persons seeking temporary restraining orders and protective orders. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB1054 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 1349, SD1

(HSCR1007)

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Amends the Hawaii nonprofit corporations act to permit member actions by ballot and electronic voting, use of electronic notice, and conduct of meeting by teleconference. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 892, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1192)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.

Amends certain laws regarding the use of service animals in statutes relating to dog licensing, public conveyances, and discriminatory practices in real estate transactions to address issues with obsolescence and inconsistency with the ADA and FHA. (SB892 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HR 9

Status

RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO REACH OUT TO HAWAII WOMEN AND ENGAGE THEM IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS.

 

 

JUD

HCR 136 / HR 116

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOSED PRIMARIES CONDUCTED BY OTHER STATES AND THE CORRESPONDING EFFECT ON VOTER TURNOUT.

 

 

JUD, LMG

HCR 137 / HR 117

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF DIVERTING DRUG POSSESSION OFFENDERS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HCR 202 / HR 174

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE RULES OF EVIDENCE TO STUDY AND REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HAWAII UNIFORM COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT.

 

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure was heard on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2:00 PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 671, SD2

(SSCR621)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Exempts from restrictions on gifts under the ethics code invitations or tickets for a charitable event from a charitable entity, whether or not the charitable entity is the host of the charitable event. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD

The following measure was heard on Thursday, March 24th at 2:00 PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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     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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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair