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:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 508

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Increases fines for ethics violations and for violations of the lobbyist law, chapter 97, HRS. Clarifies the ethics code's language regarding the assessment of fines in the context of a settlement agreement. Removes statutory remnants from when violations of chapter 97, HRS, were criminal offenses.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 511

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Makes changes to the laws governing lobbyists. Amends the definition of "expenditure," "lobbyist," and "lobbying." Allows a person who employs a lobbyist to file a notice of termination. Amends reporting requirements for reports covering special sessions of the legislature. Requires that lobbyist registration statements be posted on the state ethics commission's website within a reasonable time after filing and remain on the website for at least 4 years.

 

JUD

HB 512

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Clarifies that the Ethics Commission may employ or retain its own attorneys.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 279

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES.

Specifies that certain types of dissemination, distribution, republication, and use of campaign materials or the financing of such by any person shall not be considered a contribution to a candidate.

 

JUD

HB 280

Status

RELATING TO CANDIDATE COMMITTEE REPORTS.

Clarifies the due dates of preliminary, final, and supplemental reports to be submitted to the Campaign Spending Commission and provides that the supplemental report due on January 31 must be filed every year.

 

JUD

HB 281

Status

RELATING TO THE FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.

Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to publish on its website the names of all noncandidate committees that fail to file a report or to correct a report within the time allowed by the Commission.

 

JUD

HB 282

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Clarifies that increased fines may apply if a noncandidate committee fails to timely file a second preliminary general report.

 

JUD

HB 283

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

Increases the amounts of fines that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures for campaign spending violations. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to recover its costs from violators. Directs moneys collected for costs to be deposited in the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 289

Status

RELATING TO ELECTION CAMPAIGN REPORTING.

Requires a candidate or noncandidate committee to inform the Campaign Spending Commission if the candidate or noncandidate committee does not intend to receive or spend contributions and expenditures that aggregate more than $1,000 in an election period.

 

JUD

HB 1139

Status

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURNS AND TAX RETURN INFORMATION.

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.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 646, HD1

(HSCR59)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Allows individuals who are blind or visually handicapped to apply for and obtain a removable windshield placard to use a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities. (HB646 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

 

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