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 24, 2015

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 385, HD1

(HSCR453)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Increases the minimum age in which one can purchase any tobacco product or electronic smoking device from 18 to 21 years of age. Prohibits the sale or furnishing of tobacco, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21 years of age. (HB385 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 525, HD2

(HSCR315)

Status

RELATING TO STATE PARKS.

Prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices within the state park system. Requires posting of signage prohibiting smoking or the use of tobacco products. (HB525 HD2)

 

HLT, WAL, JUD

HB 561, HD1

(HSCR45)

Status

RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.

Prohibits employers from requiring or requesting employees and potential employees to grant access to personal account usernames and passwords. (HB561 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 586, HD1

(HSCR52)

Status

RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.

Prohibits the use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices on premises of the facilities operated by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC). Requires HHSC to offer tobacco cessation programs to its employees. (HB586 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 767, HD1

(HSCR32)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Clarifies trespassing in the second degree at Hawaii public housing authority housing projects as a nonresident who enters or remains on the property unlawfully or without authorization. Clarifies requirements for signage notifying trespassers of illegal entry. (HB767 HD1)

 

HSG, JUD

HB 631, HD1

(HSCR572)

Status

RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH.

Establishes the documentation required when requesting the Department of Health to issue a new birth certificate with a sex designation change. (HB631 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 456

(HSCR320)

Status

RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Specifies that citizen complaints against a police officer that involve allegations of domestic abuse against a family or household member on the part of the police officer shall not be required to be in writing or sworn to by the complainant.

 

PBS, JUD

HB 448, HD1

(HSCR511)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires the Department of Health (DOH) to conduct reviews of domestic violence fatalities, near-deaths, and suicides. Authorizes DOH to enter into memoranda of understanding to obtain information relating to near-deaths resulting from intimate partner violence. (HB448 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 538, HD2

(HSCR451)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires wireless telecommunications service providers to transfer the billing authority and rights to the wireless telephone number or numbers to the petitioner, if the petitioner is not the account holder, upon court order. (HB538 HD2)

 

HUS, CPC, JUD

HB 1007

(HSCR363)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.

Authorizes the issuance of limited purpose driver's licenses, provisional licenses, and instruction permits for individuals who are otherwise eligible for a license or permit but do not present proof of authorized presence in the United States.

 

TRN, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

HB 147

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Creates procedural and administrative requirements for law enforcement agencies for eyewitness identifications of suspects in criminal investigations. Grants a defendant the right to challenge an eyewitness identification to be used at trial in a pretrial evidentiary hearing. Takes effect 01/01/2016.

 

JUD

HB 87

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Shields process servers from prosecution under criminal trespass statutes when performing their duties.

 

JUD

HB 152, HD1

(HSCR139)

Status

RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY.

Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property (real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements). (HB152 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 268, HD1

(HSCR111)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Allows the board of dental examiners to summarily suspend a license upon a specific determination that the failure to take such action may result in an immediate and unreasonable threat to personal safety or of fraud that jeopardizes or endangers the health or safety of patients. (HB268 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 295

Status

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Limits compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information by journalists, newscasters and persons participating in collection or dissemination of news or information of substantial public interest. Establishes exceptions.

 

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.

 

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