HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

HB 213

Status

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Provides for the payment of bus fare to jurors and prospective jurors as an alternative to the mileage fee.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 238

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

Establishes the office of the state inspector general, to be headed by the state inspector general, within the office of the state auditor for administrative purposes only. Requires the office of the state inspector general to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or quasi-public agency, or the officers or employees of a state agency or quasi-public agency. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 287

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.

Broadens the government records exception under the UIPA to include records whose disclosure may result in physical harm to an individual or harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness that results from the unauthorized use or disclosure of personally identifiable information.

 

JUD

HB 288

Status

RELATING TO UNLAWFUL INTERNET POSTING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Regulates internet posting of sitting, full-time justices' or judges' home addresses and personal telephone and cellular phone numbers.

 

JUD

HB 291

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

Establishes the exclusive jurisdiction of the small claims division of the district court over cases in which the amount claimed is $1,000 or less. Expands the small claims division's jurisdiction over personal property cases to include any personal property worth $5,000 or less.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 346

Status

RELATING TO THE CIVIL PROCESS.

Increases service of process fees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 401

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Provides that all applicants for a new or renewed driver's license, provisional license, instructional permit, or civil identification card, who are eligible to register to vote, shall automatically be registered to vote.

 

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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PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 305 in the State Capitol;

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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.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair