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:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 996, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1125)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Permits the use of lie detector tests and psychological tests by a corrections agency for employment purposes. (SB996 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

SB 1039, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1124)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to work with appropriate federal, state, and county agencies to assist inmates in obtaining important government documents, including a social security card, driver's license, civil identification card, or birth certificate necessary for successful reentry into society. (SB1039 HD1)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

SB 137, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1094)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCH.

Establishes the Innovation and Commercialization Initiative Program to expressly give the University of Hawaii the legal authority to create, finance, and participate in new economic enterprises and expand workforce opportunities based on inventions and discoveries generated by or at the University. Creates Special Fund. (SB137 HD1)

 

HED, JUD, FIN

SB 207, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1140)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEES.

Requires each state government branch to establish a shared leave program for state employees. Allows the chief executive of a county to establish a shared leave program for county employees. Precludes a state government branch from prohibiting leave sharing between different departments or bargaining units because of administrative infeasibility. Allows an employee's designation of beneficiary form to be filed with the department where the employee is employed and permits the designation to be made through a statement that is not verified or written. (SB207 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 276, SD1

(SSCR847)

Status

RELATING TO JUDGES.

Increases the number of judges of the district court of the second circuit from three to four judges. Makes housekeeping amendments to laws relating to the composition of judges of the circuit courts, district courts, and family courts. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 491, SD1

(SSCR742)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 683, SD2

(HSCR1131)

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.

Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to advance the State's goal of providing a public education for the children of Hawaii by authorizing the legislature to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations. (SD2)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 686, SD2

(HSCR1132)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.

Establishes an education surcharge on residential investment properties and visitor accommodations for the purpose of funding public education. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 717, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1135)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY.

Establishes a temporary program to clean up state real property after the departure of persons who have illegally camped or lodged on state real property. Requires the Governor to designate the state executive department responsible for the program. Establishes a temporary sheriff patrol program to enforce laws against illegally camping, trespassing, or being present on state real property. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/1/2055. (SB717 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB 872, SD1

(SSCR647)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Allows the State Ethics Commission to employ or retain its own attorneys. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 981, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1136)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to send notices of hearing electronically. Requires the party seeking judicial review to bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case the Board shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript. (SB981 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 992, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1109)

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS AGROUND.

Clarifies that the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Department) may assume immediate control of a vessel that is grounded on state submerged land, a shoreline, or a coral reef, or in imminent danger of breaking up, if the vessel cannot be removed by the owner within 24 hours from the time the vessel is grounded. Clarifies that the Department may assume immediate control of a vessel grounded on a sand beach, sand bar, or mudflat not in imminent danger of breaking up after the owner has been given 72 hours' notice to remove the vessel and has not done so. (SB992 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

SB 1084, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1119)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Amends the appointment process of certain members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority's (Authority) Board of Directors (Board). Clarifies the Authority's reporting and disclosure of specific information. Requires the Board to develop policies and procedures on approving expenditures of excess or carryover funds. (SB1084 HD1)

 

TOU, JUD, FIN

SB 245, SD2

(SSCR625)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Requires each unit of government of the State and its political subdivisions to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of all government records under its control that are required to be made available for public inspection. Takes effect on 1/1/2019. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 417

(SSCR547)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Provides that informal adjustment shall be prioritized over formal action for a child under family court jurisdiction solely as a result of truancy.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 469, SD2

(SSCR915)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds for the judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019. Effective July 1, 2017. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair