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 30, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

HB 676, HD1

(HSCR507)

Status

RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION.

Prohibits discrimination in the rental of real property based on lawful source of income. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB676 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

HB 744

(HSCR138)

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT BIAS.

Expands the prohibition against student bias based on sex in educational or recreational programs receiving financial assistance from or using facilities of the state or county by adding race, religion, and sexual orientation.

 

EDN, JUD

HB 948, HD1

(HSCR118)

Status

RELATING TO COURT ORDERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR INMATES AND DETAINEES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Amends procedures for petition and hearing for court-ordered, involuntary medical treatment of inmates and detainees in custody of the department of corrections. (HB948 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 23, 2014.

 

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 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

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

 

 

 

HEARING

 

HB 1845

Status

RELATING TO JURY TRIAL.

Increases the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law in the circuit court from $5,000 to $10,000.

 

JUD

HB 1846

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION.

Increases the maximum claim amount that determines district court jurisdiction in civil cases from $25,000 to $40,000.

 

JUD

HB 1859

Status

RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.

Clarifies that sidewalks are among the public passages that shall not be knowingly or recklessly obstructed.

 

JUD

HB 1024

(HSCR476)

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Makes permanent the liability protections for the actions of county lifeguards.

 

OMH, JUD

SB 1007, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.

Proposed HD1: Makes permanent liability protections for warning signs for outdoor recreation on public lands. Expands notification requirements to include dangerous non-natural conditions on unimproved public lands. Effective June 29, 2014.

 

WAL/OMH, JUD, FIN

SB 1249, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF TRUSTEES.

Proposed HD1: Clarifies and updates trustee compensation by setting out several categories of fees to which trustees are entitled. Effective January 1, 2015.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 of SB1007 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 of SB1249 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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.

 

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. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.  

 

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