HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 37

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Authorizes injunctive relief and damages for private nuisance due to excessive noise.

 

JUD

HB 208

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Eliminates the wilfulness element from actions that subject lobbyists to administrative fines imposed by the state ethics commission.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 426

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Repeals exemption of National Rifle Association certified firearms instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms during the course of providing firearms training at a firing range to persons seeking to acquire a firearms permit.

 

JUD

HB 622

Status

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Makes permanent the limited news media privilege against the compelled disclosure of sources and unpublished sources.

 

JUD

HB 32

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the chief election officer to establish procedures to select a letter of the alphabet by lot and arrange candidate names on ballots in alphabetical order of the last names, beginning with the randomly selected letter. Applies to elections in the next two year election cycle following effective date.

 

JUD

HB 33

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.

Makes permanent the prohibition against urinating or defecating in public within the boundaries of downtown Honolulu.

 

JUD

HB 38

Status

RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CHOP SHOP ACTIVITY.

Establishes criminal offenses of unlawful chop shop activity in the first and second degrees.

 

JUD

HB 88

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF LAWS.

Repeals law providing that the terms "or" and "and" have the meaning of the other or of both.

 

JUD

HB 129

Status

RELATING TO CHILD WITNESS TESTIMONY.

Enacts the Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act, which authorizes courts to allow for children to testify in a place other than an open forum or away from the finder of fact, court, or parties.

 

JUD

HB 147

Status

RELATING TO SIMULATED FIREARMS.

Includes the use of a simulated firearm in the first-degree offenses of terroristic threatening and robbery.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 438 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8504 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-6437 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. Karl Rhoads

Chair