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, March 01, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1581, HD1

(HSCR667-16)

Status

RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

Requires contested case hearings of the land use commission, Hawaii community development authority, and those involving conservation districts to be appealed directly to the supreme court. (HD1)

 

JUD

HB 2284

Status

RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.

Requires the courts to provide information relating to adult guardianships to the Hawaii criminal justice data center to disclose to the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System database for gun control purposes.

 

JUD

HB 2629, HD1

(HSCR301-16)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Authorizes county police departments to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into a criminal record monitoring service used to alert police when an owner of a firearm is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. (HB2629 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 2631

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Amends the qualification requirements to allow lawful permanent residents to apply for a permit to acquire a firearm. Clarifies the background check process for firearm permit applicants and authorizes county police departments to enroll firearm permit applicants into a criminal record monitoring service.

 

JUD

HB 1909, HD1

(HSCR347-16)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Amends the provisions for equal pay and sex discrimination for substantially similar work. Clarifies employer defenses. Prohibits employer actions regarding wage disclosure and applicant wage histories. Requires that employer advertisements include minimum rate of pay. (HB1909 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 2362, HD1

(HSCR352-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

Conforms the State Workforce Development Council Law to new federal requirements in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). (HB2362 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 2281

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE BY PUBLICATION IN PATERNITY CASES.

Amends the Uniform Parentage Act to allow for service by publication when defendants cannot be located or personally served.

 

JUD

HB 2356, HD1

(HSCR195-16)

Status

RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS.

Amends provisions relating to the use of collected information related to birth defects studies. (HB2356 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2383

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE INTEGRATED SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM.

Amends chapter 353E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to reflect nationally recognized best practices in the statewide, integrated programming for sex offenders, and to identify the coordinating body for the sex offender treatment program as the "sex offender management team." Exempts the statewide integrated sex offender treatment program from the requirements of chapter 92, HRS.

 

JUD

HB 2422

(HSCR638-16)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Amends liquor license application and operating procedures to allow publicly-owned companies, and entities they solely own, to provide information for only those officers designated as primary decisionmakers regarding the purchase and sale of liquor and specifies that only a transfer of twenty-five per cent or more of outstanding voting capital stock requires a corporation to secure the approval of the transfer from the commission.

 

EDB, CPC, JUD

HB 2626, HD1

(HSCR616-16)

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Prohibits the permitting of new underground storage tanks within 100 yards of the shoreline. Allows permit holders for existing underground storage tanks located within 100 yards of the shoreline to renew their permits. (HB2626 HD1)

 

EEP/WAL, 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 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

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1672, HD2

(HSCR601-16)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS.

Authorizes a beneficiary of a prescription drug benefit plan to obtain a prescription without penalty from a non-network retail community pharmacy located within fourteen miles of the beneficiary's residence, if the nearest network retail community pharmacy is located more than fourteen miles away. (HB1672 HD2)

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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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.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair