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:

Friday, March 21, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HCR 116

Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP AN EDUCATIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW GRADUATES TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES TO PURSUE PUBLIC INTEREST CAREERS IN HAWAII THAT DIRECTLY SERVE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

 

 

JUD, HED, FIN

SB 2420, SD1

(HSCR1017-14)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR STATE AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows the State and counties to perform criminal history record checks on employees, prospective employees, volunteers, and contractors whose positions allow them access to sensitive information, firearms for other than law enforcement purposes, and secured areas related to a traffic management center. Allows the counties to perform criminal history record checks prior to making an employment offer, and be exempt from the ten year look-back period, for prospective employees whose positions involve the handling or use of firearms for other than law enforcement purposes. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2682, SD1, HD1

(HSCR991-14)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.

Requires the financial disclosure statements of members of certain boards and commissions to be made available for public inspection and duplication. (SB2682 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2822, SD1

(HSCR989-14)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Authorizes criminal background checks for real estate appraisers as required by federal law. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2882, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1014-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to make it consistent with amendments to federal law on controlled substances. Amends sections 329-14, 329-18, and 329-20, HRS, to add new controlled substances federally scheduled as required under section 329-11, HRS. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB2882 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2229, SD2

(HSCR990-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

Establishes the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Defines the levels of authority granted in a power of attorney to the principal's agent. Requires the agent to act in good faith and within the scope of authority granted in the power of attorney. Provides sample documents to be used to create a statutory form power of attorney. Repeals Chapter 551D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2482

(HSCR1013-14)

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION ALTERNATIVE POWER OF SALE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

Clarifies the parties that a homeowners association can serve through publication, after a hearing before a judge, in a nonjudicial foreclosure proceeding.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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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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