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, April 02, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 8, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1170)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Prohibits pet animal owners and owners' employees from performing surgical procedures, including surgical birth, ear cropping, tail docking, dewclaw removal, and debarking on the pet animal without being a licensed veterinarian, with some exceptions. Makes intentional or knowing violation of this prohibition a class C felony. Specifies that accepted veterinary practices and cropping or docking as customarily practiced, shall not be considered cruelty to animals in the first degree if performed by a licensed veterinarian. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB8 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 9, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1175)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits persons convicted of cruelty to animals in the first degree and second degree from possessing, owning, or residing with an animal involved in the offense for a minimum of two years and one year, respectively, from the conviction date. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB9 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 328, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1173)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Amends the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code to provide for security deposits that include an additional sum to pay for damages caused by any animal, other than a service animal, allowed to reside in the premises pursuant to the rental agreement. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB328 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 960, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1172)

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Establishes a notice of postponement or cancellation of sale requirement under part IA, chapter 667, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to judicial foreclosures. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB960 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 848, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1160)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.

Requires a state employee or legislator to disclose every source of annual income that totals more than the employee's or legislator's annual salary if that source is a registered lobbyist or lobbying organization. Effective July 1, 2113. (SB848 HD1)

 

LMG, JUD

SB 66, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1196)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Proposed HD2: Makes the financial disclosure statements of members of state boards and commissions available for public inspection. Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out certain limitations placed on task force members and makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from taking action in the exercise of the legislator's legislative functions.

 

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 516, SD1

(HSCR1078)

Status

RELATING TO PATERNITY.

Removes time bar on paternity actions for good cause shown. Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HLT/HUS, JUD

SB 310, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1212)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Establishes an assisted community treatment program in lieu of the involuntary outpatient treatment program. Replaces the term "involuntary outpatient treatment" with "assisted community treatment". Defines "obviously ill". Makes several amendments regarding involuntary outpatient treatment procedures. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB310 HD1)

 

HLT/PBS, JUD

SB 1180

(HSCR1110)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SCHEDULING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to post a public notice thirty days prior to the effective date of the emergency scheduling action, at the State Capitol, in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and on the department's website for public inspection.

 

PBS, JUD

SB 1176, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1108)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY.

Allows designees to be appointed to the panel that nominates members for the Hawaii Paroling Authority. Requires certain information regarding parole decisions by the Paroling Authority to be made public in a specified timeframe. Requires three Paroling Authority panel members for quorum, unless there is a recusal due to a conflict of interest, then only two panel members. Effective January 1, 2050. (SB1176 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 1177

(HSCR1109)

Status

RELATING TO THE REENTRY COMMISSION.

Replaces the Reentry Coordinator with the Director of Public Safety as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Reentry Commission.

 

PBS, JUD

SB 61, SD1

(HSCR1011)

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILES.

Provides the option of participating in a restorative justice program for children who are undergoing informal adjustment by a court or other designated agency, which program may involve the child and the child's parents or guardian meeting with the victim harmed by the child's law violation. Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 1106, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1129)

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CHILD CARE LICENSING.

Allows a child care program licensed by the United States Department of Defense or the Hawaii Council of Private Schools to be exempt from licensing by the Department of Human Services. In order for a child care program licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools to be exempt from licensure by the Department of Human Services, the child care program must apply and show evidence that the licensing standards of the Hawaii Council of Private Schools meet or exceed the licensing standards of the Department of Human Services, and that the standards include a monitoring system that ensures compliance with the standards. Effective 07/02/2014. (HD1)

 

HUS, CPC, JUD

SB 4, HD1

(HSCR1150)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Requires all front and back seat passengers to be restrained by a seat belt assembly or child passenger restraint while the motor vehicle is being operated upon any public highway. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB4 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HCR 217

Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND RELIGIOUS IMPACTS OF ENACTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN HAWAII.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair