HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Ty Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Tom Okamura

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 02, 2012

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2514

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Based on analysis and policy options developed as part of the justice reinvestment initiative. Amends statutes to require a pre-trial risk assessment to be conducted within three working; expand the parole board and require the use of validated risk assessments to guide parole decisions; limit length of incarceration for first-time parole violators; increase victim restitution payments by inmates; require a period of parole supervision prior to the maximum sentence date.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2515

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

To promulgate law effecting implementation of criminal justice system policies and practices that would address inefficiencies in processing pretrial defendants, improve the targeting and allocation of resources aimed at reducing recidivism, and strengthening accountability by offenders.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2255

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Hawaii paroling authority to establish a medical release program for inmates who are permanently and totally disabled, terminally ill, or geriatric and pose no public safety risk. Request the department of public safety to assess and refer inmates to the Hawaii paroling authority. Sets conditions for medical release.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

HB 2410

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Requires the Governor to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide continued support for the military's presence in Hawaii.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2257

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Requires licensing boards to: (1) allow applicants to demonstrate competency in lieu of work experience required; and (2) establish procedures to expedite the issuance of licenses, certifications, or permits to military spouses.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2258

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Requires professional and vocational licensing boards to accept military education, training, and service towards the qualifications of a license. Requires the boards to adopt rules.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2409

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to enforce certain federal laws to protect military members and their families from abusive lending practices.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2318

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires the procurement policy board to adopt rules to promote Hawaii small businesses that include a 5% preference for small businesses, a 7% preference for veterans, and a 9% preference for disabled veterans.

 

PBM, ERB, FIN

HB 2639

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Amends the University of Hawaii college-credit equivalency program to include service in the United States armed forces. Requires the program to develop a learning assessment to determine eligibility.

 

PBM, HED, FIN

HB 2124

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Authorizes the county fire chief to require plans and documentation to show compliance with fire code and fire and life safety standards for the construction, alteration, rehabilitation, or addition to any building, structure, or property; change in use of buildings, property, or occupancy; and installation or alteration of any procedures, equipment, property, or structure for any life safety or fire protection systems.

 

PBM, WLO, FIN

HB 2681

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, WLO, 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.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 316 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8490(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 PBMtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov ; 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 586-6557 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. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair