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, February 26, 2013

TIME:

2:05 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 493

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Requires dogs or cats that are captured or killed in a snare or trap to be reported to a county animal control officer. Establishes an animal cruelty offense for the use of steel-jawed leg-hold traps, snares, conibear, or foot- or leg-hold traps in residential or other prohibited areas. Provides exemptions for activities carried out by state and federal agencies. Establishes the offense as a misdemeanor.

 

JUD

HB 587

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Amends penal code to include partners in a romantic relationship as family or household members. Changes penalties for abuse and makes abuse that occurs in the presence of household member under ten a Class C felony.

 

JUD

HB 603

Status

RELATING TO THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE.

Allows the use of deadly force when protecting one's primary dwelling against an intruder who enters the primary dwelling without invitation. Exempts the actor from civil liability for injuries or damages resulting from the use of deadly force. Repeals section 663-1.57, HRS.

 

JUD

HB 625, HD1

(HSCR35)

Status

RELATING TO LANDOWNERS' LIABILITY.

Applies limits on liability under chapter 520, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to government-owned land. Exempts public agencies and employees from liability for injury or damage sustained on government land in the course of mountain climbing, rock climbing, rappelling, or bouldering. (HB625 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD

HB 651

(HSCR506)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS.

Amends the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by adding definitions consistent with federal law, clarifying the conditions for electronic transmittal of prescriptions, and adding and clarifying violations of prohibited acts.

 

PBS, HLT, JUD

HB 980, HD1

(HSCR468)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Prohibits the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle in the State and establishes penalties. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB980 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1202

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS.

Clarifies other professional and vocational license activity subject to penalty. Clarifies unlicensed contracting activity subject to penalty.

 

JUD

HB 1280, HD1

(HSCR549)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to form a working group to define and delineate the duties and responsibilities of process servers under its jurisdiction, create a process of registration, and address other relevant issues. (HB1280 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 688

Status

RELATING TO COPPER THEFT.

Provides state and county entities and employees immunity from liability for any injuries from electrical shock sustained by a person who commits or attempts to commit copper theft of state or county property.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

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