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:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TIME:

12:00 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 773, HD1

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 768

 

HB 1395, HD1

(HSCR643)

Status

RELATING TO THE KALIHI 21ST CENTURY COMMISSION.

Establishes a temporary Kalihi 21st Century Commission in the Office of Planning. Requires the Commission to develop a community development plan for the development of the Kalihi area on Oahu. (HB1395 HD1)

 

EDB, JUD

HB 1099, HD1

(HSCR111)

Status

RELATING TO REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE.

Brings the State into compliance with the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 and the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2010. Amends the definition of "child abuse or neglect" to include sex trafficking. Clarifies that child abuse and neglect reports that are expunged from the State's central registry may be retained by the Department of Human Services for future risk and safety assessment purposes. Deletes the child abuse investigation disposition of "unsubstantiated" and replaces it with "not confirmed". (HB1099 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD

HB 768

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Allows the office of information practices to adopt rules that all state and county agencies subject to the Uniform Information Practices Act must follow for consistency in agency record protection responsibilities.

 

JUD

HB 464, HD1

(HSCR258)

Status

RELATING TO BAIL.

Provides that no financial or property surety shall be required for bail in a case in which no felony is alleged. Provides that a person who commits a criminal offense while on bail for which no financial or property surety was required shall be guilty of a class C felony. (HB464 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 1130

(HSCR252)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Creates a new exception for a corrections agency.

 

PBS, JUD

HB 1135

(HSCR253)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Amends Act 139, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, to delete the repeal and reenactment provision in section 14.

 

PBS, JUD

HB 1501, HD1

(HSCR256)

Status

RELATING TO DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

Reclassifies drug paraphernalia possession and delivery offenses from felonies to civil violations. (HB1501 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD

HB 725, HD1

(HSCR629)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a weigh in motion and axle scale system at all harbor facilities that allows the egress and ingress of vehicles carrying a cargo load of fifty-five thousand pounds or more. Requires maritime cargo carriers to report to the Department on every container or load of such gross weight that arrived in a State harbor for transport on state highways. Appropriates funds. (HB725 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 727, HD1

(HSCR456)

Status

RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES.

Allows motorcycle and motor scooter lane filtering. (HB727 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1184, HD1

(HSCR448)

Status

RELATING TO AERONAUTICS.

Replaces criminal penalties for certain airport offenses addressed in Chapter 261, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or in certain administrative rules or orders issued pursuant thereto, with a civil penalty. (HB1184 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1172, HD1

(HSCR587)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Allows probable cause for fireworks offenses to be established from statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and other recordings authenticated by witnesses. Simplifies definition of aerial device. Establishes offense applicable to property owners for firework possessed or set off on their property by others. (HB1172 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 773, HD1

(HSCR437)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Removes criminal and civil penalties for the growing, possession, processing, and selling of industrial hemp. (HB773 HD1)

 

AGR, 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