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:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2280

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF CHARITABLE ASSETS.

Defines "property" as used in section 28-5.2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2285

Status

RELATING TO THE LITIGATION TRUST FUND.

Amends sections 28-16 and 661-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to enable the Attorney General to retain and deposit fifteen per cent of any recovery from any civil action or settlement of a civil claim initiated or prosecuted by the Attorney General to be used for staffing, expenses, equipment, and training.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1531, HD1

(HSCR219-16)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVICE LEGAL LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

Establishes a student loan repayment program for attorneys who practice in an area of law that provides legal assistance and policy advocacy for indigent persons. Makes an appropriation. (HB1531 HD1)

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB 1987, HD1

(HSCR271-16)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH GANGS.

Appropriates funds for the development of prevention and intervention services and programs statewide for youth at risk, and to monitor gang activities and establish new gang prevention strategies and projects. (HB1987 HD1)

 

HUS/EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 2736, HD1

(HSCR265-16)

Status

RELATING TO BALLOTS.

Requires that Hawaiian language ballots be made available in each election upon voter request. (HB2736 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 2049, HD1

(HSCR245-16)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the counties to accept the surrender of a private road if there has been no act of private ownership for five years or condemnation proceedings have been initiated. Exempts the State and counties from maintaining surrendered roads and from liability for lack of maintenance or for maintenance performed prior to assuming ownership. (HB2049 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2221, HD1

(HSCR241-16)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING.

Establishes fines beginning January 1, 2017, for owners of parking facilities with at least one hundred parking spaces that do not provide at least one parking space equipped with a charging system exclusively for electric vehicles. Allows for a warning prior to being fined for a first violation. (HB2221 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2314, HD1

(HSCR107-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes forfeiture of certain Employees' Retirement System benefits, pursuant to court order, for state or county employees and designated beneficiaries who are convicted of an employment-related felony. (HB2314 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6437or 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