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, March 27, 2015

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1335, SD2

(SSCR690)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Defines "person in custody" as used in the offense of sexual assault in the second degree and third degree to mean a person who is stopped by or under the control of a law enforcement officer for official purposes. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 265, SD1

(SSCR677)

Status

RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.

Establishes the offense of sex trafficking as a class A felony. Includes offense of sex trafficking in the department of the attorney general's statewide witness program. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of violent crimes for which victims may be eligible for criminal injury compensation. Amends the offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree to repeal the act of advancing or profiting from prostitution of a person less than eighteen years old. Adds the offense of sex trafficking to the list of covered offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture. Adds the offense of sex trafficking to the list of crimes for which an order to intercept wire, oral, or electronic communications is permitted. Amends the eligibility requirements for an offender of promoting prostitution in the first degree if the offender knowingly advanced or profited from prostitution of a person less than eighteen years old to be able to petition the court for termination of sex offender registration requirements. Includes the offense of sex trafficking to the list of offenses in which deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea does not apply. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 211, SD1

(SSCR662)

Status

RELATING TO FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION.

Makes it a class C felony to intentionally or knowingly fail to provide DNA samples, and a misdemeanor for negligent or reckless failure to comply. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 569, SD1

(SSCR609)

Status

RELATING TO THEFT.

Increases the threshold value of property or services from $300 to $400 under the offense of theft in the second degree. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 148, SD1

(SSCR596)

Status

RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.

Includes gambling among the types of offenses that are subject to the nuisance abatement laws. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 223, SD1

(SSCR537)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN.

Prohibits the office of the public guardian from petitioning for its own appointment as guardian of the person for an incapacitated person. Authorizes the court to allow the office to manage a ward's financial assets where no conservatorship is in effect. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 214, SD1

(SSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

Establishes the exclusive jurisdiction of the small claims division of the district court over cases in which the amount claimed is $1,000 or less. Expands the small claims division's jurisdiction over personal property cases to include any personal property worth $5,000 or less. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 419, SD2

(SSCR685)

Status

RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDS.

Allows neighborhood board members to attend certain meetings under certain circumstances. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 218, SD1

(SSCR536)

Status

RELATING TO ORDER OF SUCCESSION.

Clarifies the order of succession to the office of lieutenant governor when the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 1156, SD1

(SSCR669)

Status

RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amending or repealing various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair