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 15, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2106

(SSCR2201)

Status

RELATING TO WITNESSES.

Increases the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases from $145 to $200.  Increases the per diem payment supplement from $90 to $145, for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2108

(SSCR2007)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCESS.

Amends the definition of "criminal process" to include administrative subpoenas for the purposes of production.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3034, SD1

(SSCR2817)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to guarantee rights to victims of crimes and a deceased crime victim's surviving immediate family members. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2100, SD2

(SSCR2766)

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT JUDGES.

Increases the number of district judges in the second judicial circuit by one. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2196, SD2

(SSCR2696)

Status

RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD.

Establishes the law enforcement officer independent review board within the department of the attorney general to investigate incidents of officer-involved death or serious bodily injury. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2076. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2856

(SSCR2630)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Clarifies scope of Office of Consumer Protection investigator powers.

 

JUD

SB 3024, SD1

(SSCR2648)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

Reduces the appropriation in Act 151, SLH 2015, to the state ethics commission for an electronic filing system. Establishes a task force to examine the State's lobbyist laws and make recommendations to the legislature to amend these laws, if necessary. Re-appropriates the savings for an electronic filing system to cover the expenses of the lobbyist law task force. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2924, SD2

(SSCR2796)

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. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2926, SD1

(SSCR2653)

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE TAX APPEALS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM.

Changes the title of the appeals officer from independent appeals officer to administrative appeals officer. Makes a taxpayer or return preparer eligible to petition to participate in the administrative appeals and dispute resolution program and establishes conditions, procedures, and deadlines whereby the taxpayer or return preparer may petition to do so. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2032, SD1

(SSCR2002)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Clarifies: (1) the due dates of preliminary, final, and supplemental reports to be submitted to the campaign spending commission; and (2) that the supplemental report due on January 31 must be filed every year.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2030, SD1

(SSCR2509)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Specifies certain types of dissemination, distribution, republication, and use of campaign materials, the financing of which by any person shall not be considered a contribution to a candidate. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2438, SD2

(SSCR2695)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Replaces the Hawaii election campaign fund with the general revenues of the State as the funding source for the operating expenses of the campaign spending commission. Appropriates moneys to the commission for operating expenses. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair