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:

Friday, February 27, 2015

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 951

(HSCR334)

Status

RELATING TO NOTICE OF HEARING BY THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Allows the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board the option to provide notice of hearing by online posting on the board's webpage if service by first class mail fails to elicit a response from the party.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 952, HD1

(HSCR335)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS LAW.

Requires laborers and mechanics working on public works to file administrative complaints within one year of the date that unpaid wages or overtime were due. Ensures confidentiality of a complainant. (HB952 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 683

(HSCR379)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Authorizes the executive director to dismiss a discrimination complaint and issue a notice of right to sue after a determination of a reasonable cause of discrimination is made and conciliation fails.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 684, HD1

(HSCR329)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Requires employers to implement workplace procedures to prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. (HB684 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 483

(HSCR349)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.

Authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii regional fishery management area.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1339, HD1

(HSCR577)

Status

RELATING TO SHARK AND MANTA RAY PROTECTION.

Creates administrative penalties for any person who knowingly captures, kills, or takes any shark or manta ray within state marine waters. Provides exemptions for native Hawaiian gathering rights and cultural practices, research purposes, and public and personal safety. (HB1339 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD

HB 873, HD1

(HSCR351)

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE.

Establishes an aquatic life conservation program in the Division of Aquatic Resources to implement conservation measures, including limited entry areas and certification requirements, to regulate the collection of fish and other aquatic life for aquarium purposes. (HB873 HD1)

 

OMH, 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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair