HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 28, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2574, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1167-14)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Makes clarifying housekeeping amendments to the registration requirements regarding the medical use of marijuana. Adds certifying physician requirements for written certification of medical marijuana use.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SB2574 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD/CPC

SB 2898, SD2

(HSCR1024-14)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSING.

Amends or deletes statutes containing federal commercial driver's licensing requirements that are addressed in Hawaii Administrative Rules.  (SD2)

 

TRN, CPC/JUD

SB 2913, SD1

(HSCR1112-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Specifies the false labeling restrictions for the offense of false labeling of Hawaii-grown coffee; applies the labeling of natural, roasted, and instant coffees to the offense; and defines natural coffee, roasted coffee, and instant coffee.  (SD1)

 

AGR, CPC/JUD

HCR 45

(HSCR1270-14)

Status

EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER PERSISTENT AND CREDIBLE REPORTS OF SYSTEMATIC, STATE-SANCTIONED ORGAN HARVESTING FROM NON-CONSENTING PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE, IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, INCLUDING FROM LARGE NUMBERS OF FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS IMPRISONED FOR THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS AND ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS.

 

VMI, JUD

HCR 12 / HR 7

(HSCR1267-14) /

(HSCR1266-14)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO AFFIRM THEIR COMMITMENT TO UPHOLDING THE TENETS OF TITLE IX AND THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2013 AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I'S DEDICATION TO ENDING ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON HAWAII CAMPUSES THROUGH A REPORT ON THE STATUS OF TITLE IX AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2013 POLICIES, PROCEDURES, STAFFING, AND STATISTICS.

 

HED, JUD

HCR 48, HD1 / HR 29, HD1

(HSCR1323-14) /

(HSCR1322-14)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGULATED STATEWIDE DISPENSARY SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

 

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2475

(HSCR1195-14)

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.

Clarifies that a contractor licensee who aids and abets an unlicensed contractor may be subject to additional discipline by the contractors license board.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2483, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1108-14)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.

Clarifies that a condominium association may assess unpaid common fees against any purchaser who purchases a delinquent unit in a foreclosure.  Specifies that a condominium board may only fill board vacancies temporarily until a duly noticed election.  Effective July 1, 2014.  (SB2483 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2175, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1205-14)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Authorizes the dean of the college of tropical agriculture and human resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel research program.  Permits the dean of the college of tropical agriculture and human resources to submit a final report to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016.  Defines industrial hemp.  Repeals 07/01/2016.  Appropriation.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD1)

 

AGR, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair