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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB 1397

 

HB 72

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Establishes the Legislative Division within the AG to provide legal services to the Legislature. Requires the AG to submit a report to the Legislature on the progress of implementing the Division, its projected outcomes, and recommendations to amend the organizational structure of the AG. Makes an appropriation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 208, HD1

(HSCR3)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Authorizes the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations or the Director's designee to issue and serve on an employer a stop-work order prohibiting the use of employee labor by the employer until the employer complies with the provisions of section 386-121, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes penalties, enforcement, and protest procedure related to stop-work orders. (HB208 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1582

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO INCLUDE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AMONG THE INHERENT AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to ensure access to clean drinking water, meaningful health care, and a quality education are among the inherent and inalienable rights of individuals.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1033

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE.

Includes "agencies" within the definition of "persons".

 

JUD

HB 1031

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Adds the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Departments of Taxation, Human Services, and Labor and Industrial Relations to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on employees, prospective employees, and contractors that have access to federal tax information.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 463

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

Allows any satellite city hall in any county with a population of more than seven hundred thousand persons to issue Hawaii state identification cards. Requires a report to the legislature.

 

JUD

HB 476

Status

RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

Makes it a class C felony for abuse of a family or household member who is younger than 14 years of age.

 

JUD

HB 954

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM JURY DUTY.

Exempts active members of the Hawaii emergency management agency and county emergency management agencies from jury duty.

 

JUD

HB 308

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Allows board members to transmit government records to other board members under specified conditions.

 

JUD

HB 315

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

Amends conditions under which two or more members of a board may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official board business. Allows members of a county council to attend such meetings or presentations without limitation on the number of attendees.

 

JUD

HB 553

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS' FITNESS TO PROCEED.

Provides that the court may appoint 1 qualified examiner, rather than 3, to evaluate a criminal defendant's fitness to proceed in a felony case.

 

JUD

HB 415

Status

RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Extends the period during which a victim of child sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred civil action against the victim's abuser or an entity with a duty of care.

 

JUD

HB 668

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Requires annual reporting to the legislature by the AG of statistical data pertaining to the testing of sexual assault evidence collection kits. Provides certain rights to sexual assault survivors. Institutes mandatory testing requirements in accordance with AG guidelines. Requires AG to report to 2018 legislature on the progress of implementing AG guidelines.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 96, HD1

(HSCR5)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Makes modifications to the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, including allowing an application to grow industrial hemp to be submitted at any time during the year in which the applicant plans to grow industrial hemp. (HB96 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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