HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 73

Status

RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

Makes housekeeping amendments to Section 14 of Act 48 SLH 2016 by removing reference to subsections.

 

JUD

HB 74

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF ATTORNEYS.

Replaces a requirement that the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate must jointly request legal representation for a legislative office before that office may receive legal representation with a requirement that allows either the Speaker's request or the President's request, as appropriate, to constitute a sufficient request.

 

JUD

HB 77

Status

RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.

Establishes a centralized office of administrative hearings in the department of accounting and general services to hear cases referred to it by state executive branch agencies. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 78

Status

RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS IN HAWAII FAMILY COURT.

Establishes a procedure to tender settlement offers in certain family court cases so that the party extending the offer may be entitled to its attorney's fees and costs if the offer is not accepted and the offeree does not obtain a judgment that, in its entirety, is patently more favorable than the offer.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 79

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LAW.

Temporarily requires parties in a divorce proceeding to refrain from moving a child from a county of residence, removing the child from school, interfering with custodial arrangements, or discontinuing payments on financial obligations. Expedites mediation and financial and property disclosure.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 80

Status

RELATING TO ANNULMENT, DIVORCE, AND SEPARATION.

Imposes a restraining order that preserves the financial assets of the parties and their dependents upon the commencement of annulment, divorce, or separation court action.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 293

Status

RELATING TO CLASS C FELONIES.

Amends monetary penalty for providing false information in an application affidavit for late voter registration from up to $1,000 to up to $10,000.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 532

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Appropriates moneys to the office of elections for "I voted" stickers to be distributed at polling places.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 457

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.

Establishes a community court outreach project in the City and County of Honolulu, subject to the availability of funds and memoranda of agreements from the Judiciary, Prosecuting Attorney, and the Public Defender. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 589

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds to the Judiciary to retain mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program, which is an intensive supervisory program for persons on probation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 653

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.

Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney to maintain and expand the weed and seed strategy, which is a collaborative effort to reclaim, restore, and rebuild communities.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 796

Status

RELATING TO THE ASSAULT OF A UTILITY WORKER.

Establishes a class B felony for an assault against a utility worker that causes serious or substantial bodily injury or an assault against a utility worker with a dangerous instrument that causes bodily injury.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

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. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair