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:

Friday, March 18, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2954, SD2

(SSCR2707)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Authorizes the Hawaii criminal justice data center to access firearm registration data. Requires the county police departments to perform an inquiry on a firearm applicant who is bringing a firearm into the State, using the Criminal Justice Information System and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service query therein, National Crime Information Center, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and pursuant to section 846-2.7, HRS, before any determination to register a firearm is made. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 2955, SD1

(SSCR2676)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Allows permanent resident aliens to receive a permit to acquire a firearm. Requires the issuing authority for firearms permits to perform an inquiry on an applicant using the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement query in NLETS, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Adds permanent resident aliens to required background checks. Clarifies requirements for permanent resident aliens to obtain a firearms permit. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2554

(SSCR2728)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF EXCESS REVENUES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to add alternatives for the disposition of excess general fund revenues. Allows the appropriation of general funds for the pre-payment of general obligation bond debt service or pension or other post-employment benefit liabilities.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2551

(SSCR2564)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Requires the judiciary to submit an annual report to the legislature on the judiciary's management of non-general funds.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2310

(HSCR1020-16)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Prohibits the court from granting mutual protective orders unless separate petitions are filed.

 

HUS, JUD

SB 2512, SD1

(SSCR2775)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Increases penalties and establishes a fine for animal desertion. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

 

SB 2411, SD2

(SSCR2710)

Status

 

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS.

Establishes requirements for body-worn cameras and vehicle cameras for county police departments. Establishes policy guidelines for the use and discontinuance of use of body-worn cameras by police officers. Establishes certain restrictions on the use of body-worn cameras by on-duty police officers. Adds retention and deletion requirements for body-worn camera footage. Prohibits certain uses of body-worn camera video footage. Establishes violations of recording and retention requirements. Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to each county for the purchase of body-worn video cameras and law enforcement vehicle cameras; provided that no funds appropriated to a county shall be expended unless matched dollar-for-dollar by the county. Requires the county police departments to report costs of implementing and maintaining the body-worn camera and vehicle camera program to the legislature. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD2)

 

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2439, SD1

(SSCR2525)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes exceptions to the offense of obstructing government operations and the offense of violation of privacy in the second degree for a person making a video or audio recording or photograph of a law enforcement officer while the officer is in the performance of duties in a public place or under circumstances in which the officer has no reasonable expectation of privacy; provided that the officer may take reasonable action to maintain safety and control, secure crime scenes and accident sites, protect the integrity and confidentiality of investigations, and protect the public safety and order. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 305, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1021-16)

Status

RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.

Prohibits the use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices on the premises of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation facilities. (SB305 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 1022, SD1

(SSCR666)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REPEAL THE ONE-YEAR MINIMUM HAWAII RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR APPOINTMENT PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the minimum one-year Hawaii residency requirement for appointment as an officer of a principal department pursuant to article V, section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2149, SD2

(SSCR2594)

Status

RELATING TO FORFEITURE.

Requires the department of the attorney general to establish a working group to review and discuss Hawaii's asset forfeiture laws and make recommendations to improve these laws. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD2)

 

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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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair