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:

Friday, February 3, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 716

Status

RELATING TO NOTARY PUBLIC FEES.

Increases notary public fees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 717

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Prohibits a commissioned notary public from accepting a limited purpose driver's license for verification of identification.

 

JUD

HB 179

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes ranked choice voting for special election for Congressional races and for the election of council members in counties that have adopted the method.

 

JUD

HB 1291

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1235

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION ACT.

Authorizes the use of arbitration to resolve certain family law disputes. Specifies law applicable to arbitrations.

 

JUD

HB 1274

Status

RELATING TO COURTS.

Raises the district courts' jurisdictional limit for civil actions involving specific performance.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1397

Status

RELATING TO JURY TRIAL.

Increases the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law from $5,000 to $10,000.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1518

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Provides that upon request from a public agency OIP may under certain conditions declare a person a vexatious records requester and restrict the person's rights under the Uniform Information Practices Act. Establishes processes to appeal the declaration of a person as a vexatious records requester.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 601

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Makes an appropriation to establish driving while impaired courts in Kona and Hilo on Hawaii island.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 300

Status

RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.

Allows courts to authorize a person or entity other than an officer to provide technical assistance in executing a search warrant that pertains to an electronic device or storage media.

 

JUD

HB 301

Status

RELATING TO RESPONSE TO WRIT FOR CERTIORARI.

Extends the time period for filing a response to an application for writ of certiorari with the supreme court from 15 days to 30 days.

 

JUD

HB 302

Status

RELATING TO MATERIAL WITNESS ORDERS.

Allows the circuit court or family court to issue a material witness order in cases initiated through felony complaint, indictment, or information.

 

JUD

HB 303

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 367

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for the Big Island Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 459

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Requires law enforcement agencies to be notified of the identity of a firearms permit applicant whose application is denied because of firearm prohibitions established under federal or state law.

 

JUD

HB 477

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.

Makes an appropriation to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit, including the hiring of necessary staff.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1022

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

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. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair