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:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 472, SD1

(SSCR633)

Status

RELATING TO MARIJUANA.

Proposed HD1: Creates a civil violation for the possession of twenty grams or less of marijuana subject to a fine of $100 and establishes a cause of action for selling, furnishing, or providing marijuana to a minor.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 194, SD1

(SSCR561)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Excludes certain offenses from eligibility to be granted a deferred acceptance of guilty plea. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 442, SD1

(SSCR529)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Amends the misdemeanor offense of promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under age 21 to apply to persons who recklessly, rather than knowingly, commit the offense. Applies the offense to liquor licensees who provide liquor to any minor or allow a minor to consume liquor. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 827, SD1

(SSCR544)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTION OFFENSES.

Prohibits a candidate from physically handling or possessing the voter registration form, request for absentee ballot form, polling place ballot, or absentee ballot of another person before or during the election. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 853, SD1

(SSCR542)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELECTIONS COMMISSION.

Requires the elections commission to conduct a performance evaluation of the chief election officer after each election and submit a written report regarding the evaluation to the legislature. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 966

(SSCR548)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM MEDIATION ACT.

Adopts the Uniform Mediation Act of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

 

JUD

SB 6, SD1

(SSCR495)

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, and the use of snares, conibear, and 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. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

JUD

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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