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:

Friday, February 08, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 427

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 15, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC COPIES, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PRINTED COPIES, OF A BILL TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS OF A HOUSE IN WHICH THE BILL IS BEING VOTED UPON FOR THIRD OR FINAL READING IN FULFILLMENT OF THE FORTY-EIGHT HOUR AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT.

Allows electronic copies, as an alternative to printed copies, of a bill to be made available for members of a house in which the bill is being voted upon for third or final reading in fulfillment of the 48-hour availability requirement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 746

Status

RELATING TO ELECTION OBSERVERS.

Specifies the purposes of the elections observer program and the duty of the chief election officer to implement and maintain the program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 595

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Makes applicable to noncandidate committees the present limit on campaign contributions to a candidate or candidate committee from nonresident persons.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 196

(HSCR31)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds for positions to support a veterans treatment court in the first circuit.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 410

Status

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Exempts breastfeeding mothers from jury duty.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 644

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

Allows temporary restraining orders against harassment and domestic abuse to be issued upon the submission of oral sworn testimony or complaint to a judge by electronic means.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 408

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Creates registry of felony animal abusers and authorizes public access to the registry. Establishes the violation of registration requirements as a class C felony. Effective 1/1/2014.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 343

Status

RELATING TO GAMBLING OFFENSES.

Amends definitions in the gambling laws to address gambling activities offered incident to the purchase of goods or services.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 780

Status

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.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair