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 23, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 617, HD1

(HSCR466)

Status

RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.

Establishes the requirements that any plan of land for deregistered land must meet for recordation at the bureau of conveyances. Requires that any plan of land that involves deregistered land that is filed with the registrar of conveyances must be accompanied by data on the deregistration. (HB617 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD

HB 2, HD1

(HSCR637)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes tiny homes of less than 500 square feet for farm workers in agricultural districts in a county with a population of more than 180,000 but less than 250,000, notwithstanding any county ordinance or regulation to the contrary. (HB2 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD

HB 185, HD1

(HSCR288)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Establishes licensing requirement for dog breeders and clarifies and strengthens laws pertaining to abandonment of or cruelty to animals. (HB185 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1301, HD1

(HSCR93)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Provides that a person or entity that is determined by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to have introduced an invasive species into the State is financially liable (strict liability) for the eradication of the invasive species. (HB1301 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1341

(HSCR639)

Status

RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH IN HAWAII.

Designates the month of October as "Farm to School Month in Hawaii."

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1516

(HSCR145)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL FORFEITURE.

Permits incorporated societies for the protection of animals to petition for full custody of the subject animals prior to filing or final disposition of criminal charges against the owner of the animals.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1359, HD1

(HSCR260)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Allows each county to enact and enforce ordinances necessary to prevent, investigate, control, or eradicate invasive species on any public or private premises within the limits of the county. (HB1359 HD1)

 

AGR/EEP, JUD

HB 425, HD1

(HSCR190)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Makes certain sections of the State Code of Ethics inapplicable to technology transfer activities sponsored by University of Hawaii if the activities comply with the regulatory framework and research compliance program approved by the Board of Regents. Requires the Board of Regents to submit written status reports. (HB425 HD1)

 

HED, JUD

HB 426, HD1

(HSCR240)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RULEMAKING.

Substitutes the rulemaking requirements of Chapter 91, HRS, for the adoption of certain University of Hawaii policies with the open public meeting requirements of chapter 92, HRS.

 

HED, JUD

HB 306, HD1

(HSCR628)

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS.

Requires persons arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant to be fitted with a continuous alcohol monitoring device if the person: (1) has a prior conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant within the past five years; or (2) is currently pending criminal investigation or prosecution for one or more prior charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 946

(HSCR454)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.

Specifies that an unauthorized person who drives in a high occupancy vehicle lane shall be subject to a $150 fine.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1142

(HSCR140)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.

Adds the offense of criminal trespass onto State Department of Transportation lands to the penal code.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 420, HD1

(HSCR450)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Establishes the designation of "one hundred per cent disabled veteran" on drivers' licenses, instruction permits, and civil identification cards. (HB420 HD1)

 

VMI, TRN, JUD

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 9, 2017. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

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