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, March 24, 2015

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1011, SD1, HD1

(HSCR923)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Repeals provision providing that arbitration shall not be available to resolve disputes regarding EUTF contributions by State and counties. Amends the selection of the neutral third member of the arbitration panel. (SB1011 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 675, SD2, HD1

(HSCR921)

Status

RELATING TO FIREFIGHTERS.

Provides firefighters with comprehensive medical coverage through workers' compensation benefits by establishing a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who suffers from cancer, blood-borne infectious disease, or exposure to biochemical substances contracted the condition in the course of employment. (SB675 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 1066, SD1, HD1

(HSCR945)

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. (SB1066 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 133, SD2, HD1

(HSCR922)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes forfeiture of certain ERS benefits, pursuant to court order, for state or county employees who are convicted of an employment-related felony. (SB133 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 387, SD2, HD1

(HSCR983)

Status

RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.

Establishes a task force to review and make recommendations on the University of Hawaii's executive policy on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (SB387 HD1)

 

HED, JUD, FIN

SB 213, SD2, HD1

(HSCR974)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.

Requires the department of public safety to post written notice to defendants with terms of imprisonment imposed prior to June 18, 2008, to notify these defendants that the department may recalculate their multiple terms of imprisonment and their right to petition the court for clarification or correction when there is good cause. (SB213 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

SB 812, SD2, HD1

(HSCR988)

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR SUPPORT REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to establish a behavior support review process to conduct multidisciplinary reviews of the restraint or seclusion of persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Exempts those who participate in the reviews from liability. (SB812 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 961, SD2, HD1

(HSCR990)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Amends hearing requirements for petitions for assisted community treatment, including for deadlines, notice, court-appointed counsel, and examinations. Requires treating providers to provide information for purposes of the Department of Health's annual report. (SB961 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 996, SD2

(SSCR880)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Appropriate funds to the state ethics commission to design and develop a system that allows filers to electronically file required statements and reports with the state ethics commission. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1010, SD1

(SSCR673)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Allows a person who is not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State to provide legal services on a temporary basis in this State if the attorney provides services in association with or assists a Hawaii licensed attorney or as in-house counsel to an organization in another jurisdiction or to an affiliated entity or employee of that organization in the State. Requires the clerk of the supreme court to maintain a registry of all attorneys who are not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State, but provide services for a matter that is not being litigated in any court of the State. Makes conforming amendments to attorney licensure requirements. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, CPC

SB 1344, SD1

(SSCR678)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures if a contribution is more than $10,000 in the aggregate in an election period to report whether its contributing entities are subject to disclosure reporting requirements, provide access to the contributing entities' reportable funding information, or acknowledge that the contributing entities are not subject to any disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entities' funds. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1287, SD2

(SSCR659)

Status

RELATING TO COPYRIGHTS.

Protects sound recordings fixed prior to 02/15/1972 against unauthorized public performance. Protects any right in sound recordings fixed prior 02/15/1972 existing under Hawaii common law, or civil or criminal statutes. Establishes a fine not to exceed $1,000 for a violation of chapter 482C, HRS. (SD2)

 

JUD, CPC

HCR 207 / HR 143 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES UTILIZING STATE FUNDS FOR OUTSIDE COUNSEL.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HCR 146 / HR 87

Proposed HD1

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO FORM A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE SMARTER SENTENCING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF STATE CRIMINAL SENTENCING PRACTICES.

Proposed HD1: Adds sentencing authority to the court system.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 305 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.

 

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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