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:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 461, HD1

(HSCR225)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT.

Enacts Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act to ensure ability of members of the military and others eligible voters who are overseas to participate in all elections for federal, state, and local offices. Authorizes ballots and balloting materials to be transmitted by facsimile or electronic mail. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB461 HD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 871, HD1

(HSCR219)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.

Updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to reflect requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Provides procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the convention. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB871 HD1)

 

HUS/INT, JUD, FIN

HB 96, HD1

(HSCR165)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Prohibits use by minors of false identification to enter premises of establishments, carrying liquor licenses, that exclude minors. Establishes a schedule of fines assessed against minors for violations relating to liquor. Designates fifty per cent of revenues from fines to county programs to combat underage drinking. Effective on July 1, 2112. (HB96 HD1)

 

ERB, JUD, FIN

HB 980, HD1

(HSCR211)

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD.

Requires each state agency having rules that affect small business to report to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board on the impact of statutory changes on those rules. Requires the Governor to direct each state agency to work with the Board to develop internal processes to expedite rulemaking actions for rules that affect small business and require amendment or adoption. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB980 HD1)

 

ERB, JUD, FIN

HB 246

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates funds to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for career criminal prosecution unit, prosecution in drug court, prosecution in Hawaii's opportunity probation with enforcement, and victim witness assistance program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 247, HD1

(HSCR68)

Status

RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALIZATION.

Permits involuntary hospitalization in a psychiatric facility of a sexually violent predator. Defines sexually violent predator. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB247 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 142, HD1

(HSCR114)

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Directs the Attorney General to coordinate a review of the impact of diverting marijuana and felony drug offenders out of the criminal justice system into treatment. (HB142 HD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 944, HD1

(HSCR124)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Allows qualifying "Jane Doe"/"John Doe" documents and confidential court records in domestic abuse cases. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB944 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 467

(HSCR17)

Status

RELATING TO WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION.

Provides additional protection to public employees who report violations of the law. Expands the department of labor and industrial relations' responsibilities regarding whistleblowers.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 341, HD1

(HSCR99)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Makes it unlawful for any employer or labor organization to suspend, discharge, or discriminate against an employee solely because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave. Allows an employer or labor organization to require written verification by a physician that the employee was ill. (HB341 HD1)

 

LAB/ERB, JUD, FIN

HB 688

(HSCR88)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to maintain, monitor, and enforce anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies and procedures to protect students or groups of students from bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment.

 

EDN, 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.

 

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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);

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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 586-6210 or 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