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 31, 2015

TIME:

2:05 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 913, SD1

(HSCR1074)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to collect data relating to the number of incoming offenders into the state correctional system who are parents, the number of children they have that are under the age of eighteen, and any other information that the department of public safety deems useful to facilitate services to incarcerated parents or their children. (SD1)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 564, SD1

(HSCR1073)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Extends the reentry commission expiration date to December 1, 2019. (SD1)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 388, HD1

(HSCR996)

Status

RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Requires each county police department to post its policies relating to domestic violence, officer-involved domestic violence, and standards of conduct on its official website. (SB388 HD1)

 

PBS/LAB, JUD

SB 1113, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1151)

Status

RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Expands the scope of background checks conducted by the Department of Health on operators, employees, applicants, and volunteers in health care facilities and other persons providing health care on behalf of the Department of Health to include criminal history record checks, sex offender registry record checks, adult abuse perpetrator and child abuse and neglect record checks, and certified nurse aide registry record checks. (SB1113 HD1)

 

HLT, LAB, JUD

SB 550, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1212)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Prohibits the consumption, purchase, possession, and sale of powdered alcohol. Defines powdered alcohol. (SB550 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 1030, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1215)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Increases the minimum age for persons who may purchase tobacco products or electronic smoking devices from eighteen to twenty-one years of age. Prohibits possession or consumption of tobacco products or electronic smoking devices by any person under eighteen years of age in public places. Amends the definition of "electronic smoking device" as used in section 709-908, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Defines "tobacco products". (SB1030 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 1131, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1169)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in federal law on controlled substances; amends section 329-20, HRS, to add new controlled substances federally scheduled as required under section 329-11, HRS; adds a new synthetic cathinone and eight new synthetic cannabinoids to section 329-14, HRS. (SB1131 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 134, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1136)

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). Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 756, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1002)

Status

RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.

Establishes a mortgage license exemption for sellers of real property who offer or negotiate terms of a residential mortgage loan secured by the seller's own real property for which the seller is the mortgagee; provided that the seller is a person, estate, or trust who provides three or fewer mortgage loans in one calendar year and the interest is not above the State's usury limit. Requires the seller to provide the buyer a written document with the loan amount, payment schedule, and consequences of default. (SB756 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 464, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1135)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires persons charging a consumer's credit or debit card or account for automatic renewal or continuous service offer to provide the consumer an acknowledgement containing the automatic renewal offer terms or continuous service offer terms. Requires acknowledgment of terms, cancellation policy, and how to cancel to be provided. Requires free trial offers to clearly and conspicuously disclose how to cancel the agreement prior to the consumer being charged for goods and services. (SB464 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1265

(HSCR1191)

Status

RELATING TO THE INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM.

Makes certain clarifying amendments to article 11 of the State insurance code, relating to the insurance holding company system. Takes effect on 1/1/2016.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair