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:

Tuesday, February 17, 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 was previously heard on February 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 630

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Prohibits corporate election contributions, expenditures, or independent expenditures except in accordance with the will of a majority of the corporation's shareholders.

 

JUD, FIN

 

HB 968

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR AMOUNTS PASSED ON AS TAX.

Creates conclusive presumption that taxpayer is liable for any amounts passed on to consumers as payment for any title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, tax.

JUD, FIN

HEARING

 

 

 

HB 897, HD1

(HSCR69)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.

Updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to reflect requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.  Provides procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the convention.  (HB897 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 791

(HSCR162)

Status

RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT OF JUDGES.

Corrects errors.  Harmonizes age and service requirements for judges who are members of the employees' retirement system with requirements for other contributory plan members.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1005, HD1

(HSCR168)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds to the judiciary and the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu to support the Veterans Treatment Court. (HD1)

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 124

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Beginning with the primary election in an unspecified year, requires the office of elections to implement elections by mail.  Thereafter requires all federal, state, and county primary, special primary, general, special general, and special elections to be conducted by mail.  Establishes a minimum number of voter service centers per county and island, in lieu of traditional polling places.  Requires voter service centers to provide services such as voter registration.  Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1491

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to report whether its contributors and recipients are subject to disclosure reporting requirements and provide access to the contributor and recipient's reportable funding information.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 536, HD1

(HSCR5)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.

Bars gender-based wage discrimination in certain government contracts.  Establishes a wage reporting requirement.  Provides penalties for violation.  Prohibits retaliation against employees. (HB536 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 823, HD1

(HSCR77)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Establishes a two-year Agricultural Theft Pilot Project in the Department of Agriculture to focus on investigating and prosecuting agricultural theft or agricultural vandalism in the County of Hawaii.  Appropriates funds.  (HB823 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 515, HD1

(HSCR135)

Status

RELATING TO REMNANTS.

Clarifies the definition of the term "remnant" for purposes relating to the disposition of public lands.  Establishes restrictions on the disposition of remnants when such remnants contain resources necessary for the exercise of native Hawaiian subsistence, cultural, or religious practices pursuant to the state constitution.  (HB515 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 290

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Proposed HD1:  HD1 proposed by the Judiciary reducing requested funds for operating expenses and capital improvement projects.  Appropriates funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 07/01/15 and ending 06/30/17.  Effective 07/01/15.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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.

 

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.  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 586-6180 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