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 28, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 978

(SSCR487)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Imposes a mandatory sentence of one year of imprisonment on a defendant convicted of cruelty to animals in the second degree involving five or more pet animals in any one instance.

 

JUD

SB 529, SD1

(HSCR1015)

Status

RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.

Prohibits family courts from awarding a natural parent custody of or visitation with a child if the natural parent has been convicted of rape or sexual assault and the child was conceived as a result of that offense. Authorizes the family courts to terminate parental rights, with respect to a child, of a convicted natural parent who has been convicted of rape or sexual assault and the child was conceived as a result of the rape or sexual assault. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 88, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1000)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUORS IN PUBLIC HOUSING.

Prohibits possessing open liquor containers in the common areas in public housing projects. Adds "state low-income housing project" to the definition of public housing project for purposes of liquor control. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB88 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD

SB 68, SD1

(SSCR496)

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony cases to make the length of the sentence proportionate to the offense and related conduct. Excludes certain offenses. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 3, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1019)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Provides for the election of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board members through a system of nonpartisan primary and general elections to begin with the 2014 elections. (SB3 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD

HCR 106 / HR 81

Status / Status

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO GRANT FULL VOTING RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

 

 

JUD

HCR 34 / HR 19

Status / Status

URGING THE COUNTIES TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF CARBON MONOXIDE TO EUTHANIZE ANIMALS.

 

 

JUD

HCR 18, HD1

(HSCR931)

Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO ADVISE THE SPECIAL ACTION TEAM ON THE OPTIMAL NUMBER OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS NECESSARY FOR FELONY CASES.

 

 

HLT/HUS, JUD

HCR 10

Status

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S HOLDING RELATING TO CORPORATE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.

 

 

JUD

HCR 6

(HSCR929)

Status

COMMEMORATING THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLIC LAW 103-150, RECOGNIZING THE PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS RECONCILIATION AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN SELF-GOVERNANCE AND SELF-DETERMINATION, REAFFIRMING THE STATE'S COMMITMENT TO RECONCILIATION WITH NATIVE HAWAIIANS FOR HISTORICAL INJUSTICES, URGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADVANCE RECONCILIATION EFFORTS WITH NATIVE HAWAIIANS, AND SUPPORTING EFFORTS TO FURTHER THE SELF-DETERMINATION AND SOVEREIGNTY OF NATIVE HAWAIIANS.

 

 

OMH, 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.

 

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. Those who previously submitted testimony for the above measures from the cancelled Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda do not need re-submit the same testimony.

 

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