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. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 290

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds for the judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/15 and ending 6/30/17. Effective 7/1/15.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 827, HD1

(HSCR18)

Status

RELATING TO A MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for plans, design, and construction of a mixed-use residential project at 902 Alder Street, including a juvenile services center that would be integrated with an affordable rental housing project for working families. (HB827 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 612

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

In the event of an election postponement in any precinct, prohibits the public disclosure of voting results from every precinct for any ballot contest or question affected by the postponement, until the closing of the polls for the postponed election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 639

Status

RELATING TO GRAFFITI.

Increases civil and criminal fines for causing property damage by graffiti.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 896

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1185

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO AMEND THE TIMING OF MATURATION FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

Proposes to amend the State Constitution by requiring the first principal installment of general obligation bonds and reimbursable general obligation bonds to mature not later than one year from the date of issuance.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1199

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires law enforcement agencies to adopt and implement a written policy on domestic violence committed or allegedly committed by agency law enforcement officers. Establishes standards, training deadlines, administrative procedures, and reporting requirements.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1476

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to process all campaign donations so as to shield the identity of donors from candidates. Creates a publicly funded voter voucher pilot program in the Office of Elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 768, HD1

(HSCR19)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Expands the Hawaii Public Housing Authority's power to dispose of property seized, abandoned, or remaining upon eviction in and at public housing projects, elder or elderly housing, or state low-income housing projects.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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 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