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:

Tuesday, February 11, 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 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

HB 359, HD1

(HSCR178)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.

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

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

HEARING

HB 1741

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.

Establishes a revolving fund to provide loans to counties, state agencies, or private developers for infrastructure improvements. Makes appropriations.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1651

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Unless preempted by federal law, requires the collection of use taxes by sellers of tangible personal property who enter into agreements under which a person in the State refers potential purchasers to the seller, including by an internet link or web site, or performs related services in the State on behalf of the seller.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1993

(HSCR51-14)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Makes the commission of an act of physical abuse in the presence of a family or household member who is a minor under the age of fourteen a class C felony.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2309, HD1

(HSCR231-14)

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.

Increases from $1,000 per day to a maximum unspecified amount per day, administrative fines for violations of sanitation laws and rules for establishments required to undergo sanitation inspections by the Department of Health. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2309 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2442

Status

RELATING TO STATE CONTRACTS.

Prohibits the State from contracting with an offeror that has committed fraud or certain other crimes within seven years preceding the offer. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2590

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Allows voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016 and late voter registration on election day at polling places beginning in 2018.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 274

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Creates procedural and administrative requirements for law enforcement agencies for eyewitness identifications of suspects in criminal investigations. Grants a defendant the right to challenge any eyewitness identification to be used at trial in a pretrial evidentiary hearing. Takes effect 1/1/2014.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2182, HD1

(HSCR218-14)

Status

RELATING TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE.

Establishes the Hawaii justice league program to provide loan repayments on behalf of eligible lawyers that pursue public interest work in Hawaii. Provides for loan repayments by the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson school of law. Creates the Hawaii justice league revolving fund. Effective July 1, 2525. (HB2182 HD1)

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB 2533

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Proposed HD1: Creates public funding program of candidates for the offices of state representative.  Repeals provisions under the existing partial public financing program specifically applicable to candidates for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, and state representative.  Appropriates funds to the campaign spending commission to prepare for the public financing of elections in 2016, including staff support.  Requires campaign spending commission to submit a report.  Effective July 1, 2015. 

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 325 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