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, February 06, 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 17th, 2014.

 

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

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 21st, 2014.

 

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 24th, 2014.

 

HB 359, HD1

(HSCR178)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.

Authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii regional fishery management area. (HD1)

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 1300

Status

RELATING TO A FIDUCIARY'S STANDARD OF CARE AND PERFORMANCE.

Accommodates the formation of directed trusts by specifying standards of care and performance for fiduciary actions subject to an advisor's authority under the terms of the trust.

 

JUD

 

HEARING

 

HB 2489

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE.

Appropriates funds to the family court division of the judiciary and the office of youth services in the department of human services to reduce juvenile delinquency recidivism through evidence-based practices and mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, respectively.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2490

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE.

Enhances the juvenile justice system by concentrating secure bed space on serious juvenile offenders. Strengthens juvenile probation to ensure judges have sentencing options such as informal adjustment that keep youth safely and effectively in their communities. Requires a risk and needs assessment to be conducted for each minor prior to disposition. Enhances interagency collaboration by establishing performance measures and a statewide juvenile justice interdepartmental cluster to provide coordinated services to certain youth within family court. Establishes a juvenile justice oversight advisory council.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1638

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds to the judiciary for FY 2014-2015.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1647

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates funds to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit, victim witness assistance program, veterans court, drug court, and Hawaii's opportunity probation with enforcement program. Effective 07/01/14.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2167

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTIES TO ISSUE TAX INCREMENT BONDS AND TO EXCLUDE TAX INCREMENT BONDS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDED DEBT OF THE COUNTIES.

Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds and to exclude tax increment bonds in determining the funded debt of the counties.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2168

Status

RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.

Conforms state debt limit statements laws to include tax increment bonds if a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of such bonds is ratified.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2235

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Amends section 92-7(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify how proposed administrative rules may be described in public meeting agendas.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.  

 

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

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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.

 

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