HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2681

(HSCR181-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Repeals the requirement that the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Program of the Department of Land and Natural Resources meet law enforcement accreditation or recognition standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies prior to using or obtaining electric guns, related equipment, and training. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2600, HD1

(HSCR640-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with federal laws on controlled substances. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

 

PBM/HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2601, HD2

(HSCR532-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE SERVICE OF PROCESS.

Update the statutes to authorize persons authorized by the rules of court to serve legal process, except criminal process and execute specified court orders. Effective 1/7/2059.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2599, HD1

(HSCR603-12)

Status

RELATING TO REENTRY INTAKE SERVICE CENTERS.

Amends the law to define how pretrial assessments are generated and to provide statutory authority to the Department of Public Safety to supervise persons ordered released from custody by the courts. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2598, HD1

(HSCR607-12)

Status

RELATING TO PRE-SENTENCE REPORTS.

Amends the law as it relates to the disposition of convicted defendants by deleting the Intake Service Center as an agency responsible for preparing the pre-sentence diagnosis and report for defendants and for giving notice of the crime victim compensation act and other restitution procedures. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2226, HD1

(HSCR631-12)

Status

RELATING TO AN AUTOMATED VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM.

Establishes the crime victim notification special fund. Requires a 4% surcharge on all inmate commissary purchases, to be deposited into the fund. Requires commission revenue on inmate telephone usage to be deposited into the fund. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2515, HD2

(HSCR652-12)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Permits a sentence of probation for certain second-time drug offenders and a three-year probation term for individuals convicted of certain class B and C felonies. Increases the threshold property and services valuation for theft in the second degree to more than $750. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2514, HD2

(HSCR630-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires a pretrial risk assessment within three working days of commitment to a community correctional center. Increases the membership of the Hawaii paroling authority from 3 to 5 members and requires use of validated risk assessments. Limits length of incarceration for first-time parole violators. Increases the percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments. Requires parole supervision prior to maximum sentence date. Adds positions in the PSD. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/7/2059.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2848, HD2

(HSCR593-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a Wellness Center Task Force within the Legislative Reference Bureau to move forward with the concept of puuhonua, or wellness center, and to establish a location for the wellness center on lands owned or controlled by the State with preference given to the site formerly used as the Kulani Correctional Facility in east Hawaii.

 

PBM, HAW, 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: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair