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:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

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 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.:

 

 

HB 376

Status

RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.

Changes the term of the chief election officer to 2 years. Requires the elections commission to conduct a performance evaluation of the chief election officer within 2 months of certifying election results, and hold a public hearing relating to the performance evaluation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 178

Status

RELATED TO ABSENTEE VOTING.

Allows the county clerk to electronically transmit absentee ballots if mailed absentee ballots are not received by the voter within five days of an election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 58

Status

RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Establishes the Hawaii hope card program within the Department of the Attorney General to issue hope cards upon request to those holding a long term protective order, with specified relevant information about the protective orders and all covered parties. Establishes special fund. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 189

Status

RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.

Requires the Comptroller to annually adjust the threshold amount for which settlements for claims against the State must be approved by the legislature for inflation.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEARING

 

 

HB 16

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Amends campaign finance and the definition for coordinated activity.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 364

Status

RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.

Adds a building, premise, and place in which a gambling offense is committed as a nuisance that is subject to abatement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 413

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Amends the number of judges in the fifth circuit from two to three.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 739

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE BY PUBLICATION.

Clarifies the requirements for service by publication.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 786

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Requires agencies to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 789

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR VOTING IN ELECTIONS.

Establishes an income tax credit for voting in elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 903

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of the Attorney General for retention of expert witnesses and specialized legal counsel in major litigation against the State of Hawaii.

 

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 305 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (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.

 

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 586-6180 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