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:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1649

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds to the Judiciary for FY 2016-2017.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2121, HD1

(HSCR172-16)

Status

RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys from the general fund for civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons to be purchased by the Judiciary. (HB2121 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2359, HD1

(HSCR196-16)

Status

RELATING TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES.

Ensures the timely administration of mental health examinations; supports the process of expedient administration of justice; and clarifies the procedure for reevaluation of fitness to proceed after a finding of unfitness and attempts at restoration. (HB2359 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2357, HD1

(HSCR138-16)

Status

RELATING TO AGE OF CONSENT FOR ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Authorizes a minor who is fourteen years of age or older to consent to mental health treatment or counseling services by a licensed mental health professional if the professional deems the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the treatment or services. (HB2357 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2135, HD1

(HSCR87-16)

Status

RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

Allows home schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities offered at the public school that they would otherwise be required to attend. (HB2135 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 2252, HD1

(HSCR132-16)

Status

RELATING TO DISCHARGE PLANNING.

Requires hospitals to adopt and maintain discharge policies, consistent with recent updates to federal regulations, to ensure that patients continue to receive necessary care after leaving the hospital. (HB2252 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1111, HD1

(HSCR109)

Status

RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to set rates for copies of records that are protected from the disclosure requirements of Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes rates for copies of medical records at the actual cost of preparation within minimum and maximum rates. (HB1111 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2158

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Requires agencies to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2468, HD1

(HSCR106-16)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS.

Authorizes and requires the Employees' Retirement System to make direct payment to a spouse or former spouse of a system member or retirant of all or a portion of the member's or retirant's benefits pursuant to a Hawaii domestic relations order. Appropriates funds. (HB2468 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2395

Status

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURN INFORMATION.

Amends section 231-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow disclosure of tax return information to the Department of the Attorney General, federal, state, or local officials, and other persons in specified situations; and amends section 235-116, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that all information filed under chapter 235, Hawaii Revised Statutes, with any state agency is confidential.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2397

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE TAX APPEALS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM.

Amends section 231-7.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify the types of cases that can be appealed, clarify certain procedures, and make other technical, nonsubstantive changes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2115, HD1

(HSCR149-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.

Provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets. (HB2115 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 2473, HD1

(HSCR105-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE LAWS.

Changes the penalties for government contractors who violate wages and hours laws. Increases penalties, in addition to the separate payment of back wages, to $1,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second offense. (HB2473 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1996, HD1

(HSCR95-16)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a two-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project in the Department of Agriculture to focus on investigating and prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the County of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2645

Status

RELATING TO THEFT OF BICYCLE.

Establishes the offense of theft of bicycle.

 

JUD

HB 2554

Status

RELATING TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.

Establishes and designates American Sign Language as an official foreign language of the State.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2066

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

Limits the amount of campaign funds that may be spent by an elected official on memberships in civic or community groups or on protocol gifts to twice the allowable individual contribution amount.

 

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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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