THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Clayton Hee, Chair

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TIME:

09:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1010

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICES.

Permits a deputy attorney general, except for the Attorney

General's first deputy, to provide pro bono legal service if, in the determination of the Attorney General, the pro bono legal service does not conflict with the duties of the deputy's office.

 

 

JDL

SB 1014

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION.

Clarifies the grading of the offense of refusal or failure to provide a required blood specimen, buccal swab sample, or print impression for forensic identification by making it a class C felony.

 

 

JDL

SB 1015

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PRODUCTION OF RECORDS.

Amends provisions of Act 325, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which allow for the service of process issued by another state upon a Hawaii recipient and clarifies the following: (1) that the service of process may be upon a person or business, but not a government agency; (2) that the process is for the production of records; (3) that the process must be based upon a pending criminal investigation or prosecution; and (4) that the person or business being served must have conducted business or engaged in transactions occurring at least in part in the issuing state.

 

JDL

SB 1016

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF COVERED OFFENDERS.

Adds comparable foreign convictions and tribal convictions to covered offenses; makes offenders who are subject to sex offender registration or notification in their jurisdiction of conviction, covered offenders under Hawaii law; makes it clear that a covered offender must register and report the offender's permanent residence, current temporary residence, or if an address is not available, a description of the place or area in which the covered offender resides; amends the definition of "conviction" in section 846E-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that conviction, for purposes of sex offender registration, occurs on the date judgment is entered; creates a tier classification for any covered sexual offenses that are not clearly included within the current tier classification law; addresses the problem of covered offenders who do not have registered residences to which the post office can deliver mail and cannot receive the ninety-day verification mailings by requiring these offenders to report in person once per month; and repeals the definitions of "mental abnormality, "personality disorder," and "predatory."

 

JDL

SB 889

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S FEES.

Clarifies that 28-6, HRS, allows an award of attorney's fees and litigation costs to the AG's department, but not to the AG personally.

 

JDL, WAM

SB 890

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Authorizes the governor to appoint an acting member of the HLRB if a regular member is temporarily recused.

 

JDL

SB 886

Status & Testimony

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for justices and judges from 70 to 80 years of age.

 

JDL

SB 888

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Defines the term "new hire" for the purposes of child support enforcement.

 

JDL

SB 982

Status & Testimony

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to count only yes or no votes to determine whether a majority of voters have ratified an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii proposed by the legislature.

 

JDL

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Clayton Hee

Chair