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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB361, HD1

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB358

The following measure(s) has been MOVED on the agenda: HB330, HD1

 

HB 330, HD1

(HSCR129)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires public notices to provide contact information for requests for accommodations for individuals with disabilities. (HB330 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 358

(HSCR179)

Status

RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.

Requires both chambers of the legislature to implement rules to permit residents to present testimony through audiovisual technology. Appropriates funds to establish audiovisual systems throughout the State.

 

LMG, JUD, FIN

HB 1278, HD1

(HSCR225)

Status

RELATING TO COURT FEES.

Increases by an unspecified amount various court service fees of the sheriff, police officers, and serving officers. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1278 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 361, HD1

(HSCR180)

Status

RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT.

Requires the Governor, Legislature including the Joint Legislative Access Committee, and Judiciary to ensure public access to information, services, and proceedings of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, respectively. Authorizes the Governor to convene a statewide Fair Access Commission to review public access issues for the neighbor islands and rural Oahu. (HB361 HD1)

 

LMG, JUD, FIN

HB 1027

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires absentee voters to affirm by signature that the ballot was completed in secrecy and without influence from others. Requires absentee ballots to include information regarding election fraud, voter fraud, and related penalties. Prohibits employers, unions, and candidates or their agents from assisting voters with completing absentee ballots. Subjects special elections by mail to the same requirements as for absentee ballots.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 237, HD1

(HSCR137)

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR JUVENILES INVOLVED IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for two additional alternative schools. Requires the Department of Education to develop enrollment criteria and a referral and placement process. (HB237 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 330, HD1

(HSCR129)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires public notices to provide contact information for requests for accommodations for individuals with disabilities. (HB330 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 776

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT TORT LIABILITY.

Amends section 662-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the State of Hawaii to demand a trial by jury in the same manner as a private individual in a tort action.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 793

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Clarifies the information required to be on notary seals, authorizes the Attorney General to adjust the fees to become a notary and to renew a notary commission by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and authorizes other fees related to the regulation of notaries public to be established and adjusted by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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