HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sylvia Luke

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 01, 2012

TIME:

2:01 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 1753

(HSCR472-12)

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Makes permanent the liability protection for state and county governments regarding the duty to warn of dangers on improved public lands and actions of county lifeguards.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 679

(HSCR605-12)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Exempts National Rifle Association certified firearms instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms during the course of providing training required to obtain a permit to acquire firearms.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 2277

(HSCR466-12)

Status

RELATING TO ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES.

Prohibits minors from using all-terrain vehicles. Prohibits the use of all-terrain vehicles on public roadways. Prohibits passengers from riding on all-terrain vehicles. Prohibits the use of all-terrain vehicles between sunset and sunrise. Prohibits the use of all-terrain vehicles without a helmet.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2593, HD1

(HSCR471-12)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY RULES FOR THREATS TO NATURAL RESOURCES OR THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

Broadens the conditions under which emergency rules may be adopted to include instances of imminent peril to natural resources or the health of the environment. (HB2593 HD1)

 

WLO/EEP, JUD

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

 

The following measures were previously heard on February 21, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2611, HD1

(HSCR590-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Temporarily amends chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes to clarify current exemptions for secondary actions and require that applicants prepare environmental assessments when required. Effective July 1, 2012. Repeal on July 1, 2013. (HB2611 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, JUD

HB 2751, HD1

(HSCR582-12)

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Implements the Legislature's constitutional authority to take action against disorderly or contemptuous behavior at the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2034. (HB2751 HD1)

 

LMG, JUD

HB 1829, HD1

(HSCR613-12)

Status

RELATING TO LEASES.

Requires lessors of commercial and industrial property to afford lessees the option of renewing their leases. Requires, in leasehold renegotiations, that a rent based on fair market value shall apply even if that value is lower than existing rent and the lease contract bars the lowering of rent upon renegotiation. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1829 HD1)

 

ERB, 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