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 24, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 192, HD1

(HSCR572)

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.

Expands the law on planned community associations to apply to homeowners' associations. (HB192 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1027, HD1

(HSCR540)

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Amends the nonprofit corporations law to impose a duty of loyalty on directors and officers of nonprofit corporations, recodify provisions that would allow nonprofit corporations to convert into and out of domestic nonprofit corporations, and give the Attorney General additional time to review proposed dissolutions of nonprofits. (HB1027 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1028, HD1

(HSCR708)

Status

RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

Defines "property" as used in section 28-5.2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding protection of charitable assets. Requires certain disclosures on collection bins for donated clothing and household items by for-profit and nonprofit organizations, authorizes an officer or an agent to file an initial registration statement for a charity, requires notice to the Attorney General and specifies a procedure when a charity seeks deactivation from registration, authorizes the Attorney General to require electronic signature for financial reports filed by professional solicitors, clarifies what is being certified by the electronic signature and therefore subject to section 710-1063, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding penalties for unsworn statements shall apply, allows charitable organizations that file an IRS Form 990-PF to file annual reports with the Attorney General on the same schedule as charities that file an IRS Form 990 or 990EZ, repeals obsolete and updates references to accrediting organizations, and clarifies that the exemption from registration for organizations that support educational institutions is a separate exemption from that of the educational institutions themselves. (HB1028 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1384, HD2

(HSCR668)

Status

RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.

Extends the prohibition that prevents the counties from requiring fire sprinklers in specific family dwelling units and non-residential agricultural and aquacultural buildings. (HB1384 HD2)

 

CPC, HSG, JUD

HB 1498, HD1

(HSCR546)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires contracts between the association and the resident manager or general manager to be made available to any unit owner, and allows certain personal information to be redacted from the contracts. (HB1498 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HB 606, HD1

(HSCR9)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Authorizes the counties to enter private property to control or eradicate invasive species and pests. (HB606 HD1)

 

EEP, JUD

HB 172, HD1

(HSCR651)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Authorizes a property owner or agent to enter adjacent property under certain conditions to eradicate albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides defense to criminal prosecution. (HB172 HD1)

 

EEP/WAL, JUD

HB 1081, HD2

(HSCR554)

Status

RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR BEAUTY CULTURE VIOLATIONS.

Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of beauty culture laws by licensees and permittees. Sets forth a process for licensees and permittees to contest the citation and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation. Establishes requirements for persons selling or demonstrating beauty products or techniques for promotional purposes to adhere to licensing requirements with certain exceptions. (HB1081 HD2)

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 164

Status

RELATING TO DISCLOSURE BY AN ARBITRATOR.

Clarifies laws regarding an arbitrator's failure to disclose certain facts prior to or during arbitration.

 

JUD

HB 165

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS.

Requires, among other things, electronic posting of meeting notices, emergency meeting agendas, cancellation notices, and meeting minutes.

 

JUD

HB 304

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.

Amends the conditions under which the definition of "enter or remain unlawfully" shall apply with reference to criminal trespass in the second degree.

 

JUD

HB 456

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an officer upon the officer's second suspension in a five-year period or discharge. Requires disclosure under the Uniform Information Practices Act after a police officer's second suspension in a five-year period.

 

JUD

HB 461

Status

RELATING TO RESISTING ARREST.

Creates the offense of resisting arrest in the first degree as a class C felony. Amends the existing resisting arrest misdemeanor offense to resisting arrest in the second degree.

 

JUD

HB 554

Status

RELATING TO ORDERS FOR TREATMENT OVER OBJECTION.

Permits an administrative order to overcome a patient's objection to psychiatric treatment.

 

JUD

HB 555

Status

RELATING TO EXAMINATIONS OF FITNESS TO PROCEED.

Clarifies provisions regarding examinations of defendants' fitness to proceed in the prosecution.

 

JUD

HB 1581

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires candidates for President and Vice President of the United States to disclose their tax returns in order to have their names appear on a Hawaii ballot.

 

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