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 25, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1578, HD1

(HSCR148-16)

Status

RELATING TO THEFT.

Requires scrap dealers to follow the same regulations regarding a written statement for the purchase of an urn as they do for the purchase of copper or a beer keg. Establishes the offense of theft of urn as a class C felony. (HB1578 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2494

(HSCR238-16)

Status

RELATING TO BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING.

Authorizes DOE employees to volunteer to administer or assist a student with blood glucose monitoring.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1585, HD1

(HSCR57-16)

Status

RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.

Prohibits guardians of an adult ward from restricting the ward's right to communicate, unless it is deemed to pose a risk to the safety and well-being of the ward by the guardian. (HB1585 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2502, HD1

(HSCR382-16)

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Prohibits the trafficking of protected animal species, with limited exceptions. (HB2502 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD

HB 2327

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Clarifies scope of Office of Consumer Protection investigator powers.

 

JUD

HB 625

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Includes misdemeanor stalking and sexual assault among the offenses that disqualify a person from owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1739, HD1

(HSCR62-16)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Prohibits, subject to certain exemptions, employers from requiring, requesting, or coercing employees or potential employees to provide access to their personal social media accounts. (HB1739 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

 

HB 1713, HD1

(HSCR17-16)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Exempts extracurricular service of employees from the prohibition on gift receipt in the State Ethics Code if certain conditions are met. Repeals section relating to statutory interpretation of the State Ethics Code. (HB1713 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 2084, HD1

(HSCR262-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Prohibits health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations from discriminating with respect to participation and coverage under a policy, contract, plan, or agreement against any person on the basis of actual gender identity or perceived gender identity. (HB2084 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2079

Status

RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.

Requires government entities to obtain a search warrant in order to obtain the location information of an electronic device.

 

JUD

HB 2773

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Repeals statutory provisions that disenfranchise incarcerated persons. Provides for the determination of residency of and delivery of ballots to incarcerated persons.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

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: 19 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