HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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 12, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1668

Status

RELATING TO THE USE OF A DOG IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

Authorizes any state court to permit the use of a facility dog in a judicial proceeding involving the testimony of a vulnerable witness if the court determines that there is a compelling necessity for the use of a trained and credential facility dog to facilitate the testimony of a vulnerable witness.

 

JUD

HB 2019

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes instant runoff voting procedures for elections in which no primary election is held and for special elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2112

Status

RELATING TO NOTARY PUBLIC FEES.

Increases notary public fees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1660

Status

RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.

Creates standards and procedures for income-withholding for purposes of enforcing restitution orders. Amends the definition of "debt" relating to the recovery of money owed to the State to include court-ordered restitution subject to civil enforcement.  Provides priority of income withholding orders.  Extends victims' access to adult probation records to include access to payment compliance records.  Requires that any bail posted by a defendant be applied toward payment of any court-ordered restitution in the same case.  Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1829

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Amends penalties pertaining to certain medical marijuana prohibitions. Repeals certain medical marijuana prohibitions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2555

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Authorizes the board of agriculture to allow persons to research, grow, and sell industrial hemp. Requires licensure of persons to purchase unprocessed, harvested industrial hemp. Makes an appropriation.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 305 in the State Capitol;

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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 586-6437 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