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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 979, HD1

(HSCR463)

Status

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to adopt rules to impose upon private parties who use state commercial harbors the duty to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the State against claims that arise from such use. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB979 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1114, HD1

(HSCR400)

Status

RELATING TO ARRESTS.

Authorizes Federal Protective Service officers to arrest a person for an offense under the Hawaii Penal Code without a warrant under specified conditions. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1114 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 1181, HD1

(HSCR466)

Status

RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

Amends the definition of a habitual offender to also mean a person who was convicted of habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant prior to the instant offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. (HB1181 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1288

Status

RELATING TO ORDER OF SUCCESSION.

Clarifies the order of succession to the office of lieutenant governor when the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant by reason of the lieutenant governor becoming governor.

 

JUD

HB 1341

Status

RELATING TO ANTIQUE GAMBLING DEVICES.

Defines "antique slot machine". Clarifies that the possession of an antique slot machine is not unlawful where the device is not used or intended for use in any prohibited gambling activity.

 

JUD

HB 1382

(HSCR265)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RECREATION.

Prohibits the operation of jet skis at any speed above thirty miles per hour, except under certain conditions.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1415

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE BY PUBLICATION.

Specifies the term "general circulation" as it refers to a newspaper for purposes of service by publication in a civil action.

 

JUD

SB 1170, SD2

(HSCR987)

Status

RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF VIOLATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Provides alternative civil enforcement options that may be utilized by the BLNR in the processing of natural and cultural resource violation cases. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL/OMH, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

 

SB 60, SD1

(HSCR1010)

Status

RELATING TO VICTIMS OF CRIMES.

Requires victims of crimes and surviving immediate family members to be notified of their right to participate in the restorative justice process. Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

HB 195

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN.

Prohibits the office of the public guardian from petitioning for its own appointment as guardian of the person for an incapacitated person. Authorizes the court to allow the office to manage a ward's financial assets where no conservatorship is in effect.

 

JUD

HB 255, HD1

(HSCR114)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to establish a three-year medical release pilot project. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB255 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 272

(HSCR82)

Status

RELATING TO WORKPLACE PRACTICES.

Makes abusive conduct against a public employee a workplace safety and health violation.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 400, HD1

(HSCR200)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Establishes a preference for allowing a child to remain in the family home if it is more likely than not that the child will be safe from harm in the family home. Provides that in certain circumstances, the court must consider whether the alleged or potential perpetrator of imminent harm, harm, or threatened harm should be removed from the family home rather than continuing the child's placement in foster care; provided that the child's family must bear the burden of establishing that it is in the child's best interests to remove the child, rather than the alleged or potential perpetrator from the family home. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB400 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 420

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES.

Amends the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to require the judicial selection commission to publicly disclose its list of nominees for appointment to the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court, circuit courts, or district courts concurrently with its presentation of that list to the governor or the chief justice.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair