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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measures (s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB2590, HB2182 HD1, HB2533

 

HEARING

 

HB 2363, HD1

(HSCR222-14)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Provides systematic reentry programming for nonviolent, low-risk drug offenders by establishing the Reentry Pilot Project for Nonviolent, Low-risk Drug Offenders. Effective July 1, 2020, and repealed on June 30, 2016. (HB2363 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 2205

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Raises the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for Habitual Property Crime to two years if an offender is sentenced to probation.

 

JUD

HB 2139

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Allows members of a county council to jointly attend any meetings or presentations without violating the sunshine law as long as the meeting or presentation is open to the public.

 

JUD

HB 2045, HD1

(HSCR169-14)

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Provides a remedy for community associations to recover unpaid assessments for a share of common expenses up to the time of a grant or conveyance of property. Entitles both parties to a statement from the board of directors, either directly or through its managing agent or resident manager, setting forth the amount of the unpaid assessments. Relieves the grantee of liability for any unpaid assessments against the grantor in excess of the amount set forth in the statement, except as to the amount of subsequently dishonored checks mentioned in the statement as having been received within the thirty day period immediately preceding the date of such statement. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1926

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Allows crime victim compensation for labor trafficking in the first degree and promoting prostitution in the first degree. Amends the definition of "sexual conduct" as used in describing the offense of prostitution. Makes solicitation of a minor for prostitution ineligible for deferred acceptance of guilty plea. Makes promoting prostitution in the first degree eligible for deferred acceptance of guilty plea. Amends the offense of solicitation of a minor for prostitution. Clarifies sentencing of repeat offenders and enhanced sentences for repeat violent and sexual offenders.

 

JUD

HB 1750

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.

Establishes a criminal offense for distributing without permission a sexual recording made or obtained with the consent of the person represented in the recording.

 

JUD

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

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 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

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

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 pertaining to campaign expenditure limits, maximum amounts of public funding, and minimum amounts of qualifying contributions. Appropriates funds to the campaign spending commission to prepare for the public financing of elections in 2016, including staff support.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair