THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Clayton Hee, Chair

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard by the committee on: Health; Commerce and Consumer Protection; Human Services; Technology and the Arts; Transportation and International Affairs.

 

 

 

HB 1723, HD2, SD1

      (SSCR3002)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES.

Amends the notice requirements for the discharge of an involuntary patient committed pursuant to a civil or criminal proceeding involving fitness to proceed under sections 704-406, 706-607, or 704-411, HRS.  Requires the family court to conduct a timely hearing prior to the termination of a standing commitment order.  (SD1)

 

HTH/CPN, JDL

HB 2052, HD2, SD1

      (SSCR2959)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Increases access to POLST by updating references from "physician orders for life-sustaining treatment" to "provider orders for life-sustaining treatment" throughout chapter 327K, HRS; expanding health care provider signatory authority to include advanced practice registered nurses; and correcting inconsistencies over terms used to describe who may sign a POLST form on behalf of a patient.  (SD1)

 

HTH, JDL

HB 2262, HD2

      (SSCR2911)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information from the lists.  Sunsets on July 1, 2016.  (HB2262 HD2)

 

HTH, JDL

HB 716, SD1

      (SSCR2888)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Clarifies that the board of public accountancy may take one or more disciplinary actions against any person for violations of public accountancy regulatory law, repeals the maximum amount of time for which the board may suspend or refuse to renew a license or permit, and increases the amount of the administrative fine that may be imposed for any violation.  (SD1)

 

CPN, JDL

HB 2275

      (SSCR2854)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD.

Clarifies definition of "distressed property consultant" and specifies that attorneys must be licensed by, and engaged in the practice of law in, the State of Hawaii in order to fall within the class of exceptions to the definition of "distressed property consultant".

 

CPN, JDL

HB 2513

      (SSCR2855)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.

Requires that an affirmation be filed with the court at the time a mortgage foreclosure action is commenced.

 

CPN, JDL

HB 1579

      (SSCR2853)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO JUDGMENT LIENS.

Clarifies that money judgments are considered valid liens against all real property, including registered property, when recorded in the bureau of conveyances.

 

CPN, JDL

HB 2401, HD2, SD1

      (SSCR3020)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Consolidates into one section under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the documents, records, and information that must be made available to any unit owner and the unit owner's authorized agents and specifies that these documents, records, and information shall be provided to the unit owner no later than thirty days after receipt of a unit owner's written request.  Effective 07/01/2112.  (SD1)

 

CPN, JDL

HB 2243, HD1, SD1

      (SSCR2992)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Allows qualified entities to conduct state and national fingerprint-based criminal history record checks on their applicants, employees, and volunteers who provide care for children, vulnerable adults, or individuals with disabilities, and to receive the results directly.  Effective July 2, 2014.  (SD1)

 

HMS, JDL

HB 2242, HD1

      (SSCR3037)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CRIME.

Updates the offenses of falsifying business records, obtaining a government-issued identification document under false pretenses in the first and second degree, tampering with a government record, and unsworn falsification to authorities, to address the use of new technology and make the offenses applicable to electronic or digital statements, documents, or records.  (HB2242 HD1)

 

TEC/CPN, JDL

HB 1509, HD1, SD1

      (SSCR2994)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Specifies that operating a motor vehicle in the State while using a mobile device is deemed a traffic infraction.  Specifies that the penalty for such an infraction shall be a fine of $200, or $400 if in a school zone or construction area.  Specifies that if a person is under the age of eighteen years old at the time of a second offense, the fine shall be $300, and $400 for the third and subsequent offenses committed while under the age of eighteen years old.  Requires collected fines to be deposited in the state highway fund.  (SD1)

 

TIA, JDL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to submit written testimony may do so up to 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

Click here to submit written testimony to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

 

 

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808)586-7330.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Clayton Hee

Chair