HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1847

Status

RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Extends the period during which a victim of child sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred civil action against the victim's abuser or an entity with a duty of care.

 

JUD

HB 2129

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Amends the offense of abuse of family or household members to provide for felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor penalties. Expands the family court's jurisdiction over certain enumerated offenses committed against family or household members. Repeals the prohibition on deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest pleas in cases involving abuse of family or household members. Requires that no-contact and stay-away orders issued during the pendency of a criminal case or as a condition of probation be enforced regardless of whether the defendant signed a written acknowledgment of the order, provided that the defendant was informed on the record of the terms and conditions of the order in open court. Requires that no-contact and stay-away orders issued during the pendency of trial cases involving abuse of family or household members or certain enumerated offenses be automatically converted after the defendant's conviction to a new protective order that shall remain in effect for a fixed reasonable period as the court deems appropriate, unless the victim or witness requests otherwise.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2133

Status

RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Clarifies that citizen complaints against a police officer alleging acts of domestic abuse against a family or household member on the part of the police officer shall not be required to be filed as a notarized or sworn written statement.

 

JUD

HB 2134

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.

Establishes threatening to violate privacy as a misdemeanor offense. Expands the offense of violation of privacy in the first degree to specifically include disclosure of revenge pornography. Establishes violation of privacy of a minor, including disclosure of revenge pornography, as a felony offense. Requires that recordings that violate privacy be sealed by the court and be made confidential.

 

JUD

HB 2138

Status

RELATING TO PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.

Amends various provisions of the HRS to increase protections for child victims of sex trafficking, prostitution, and commercial exploitation by increasing penalties for offenders and habitual offenders. Among other things, amends the offense of sex trafficking to impose criminal liability on a person who solicits a minor for prostitution and by imposing strict liability with respect to the age of the minor.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2024

Status

RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Establishes a detailed process allowing law enforcement officers and family or household members to obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition where the person poses a danger of causing bodily injury to oneself or another.

 

JUD

HB 2070

Status

RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Clarifies that the Attorney General shall investigate an alleged violation of state law by a county police officer when the prosecuting attorney of the county that employs the police officer has declined to prosecute.

 

JUD

HB 2074

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY RIGHTS.

Enhances sentencing for defendants convicted of committing an offense under chapter 708 against a nonprofit entity.

 

JUD

HB 1936

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COURTS.

Exempts all proceedings relating to parking violations under certain administrative rules from the exclusive, original jurisdiction of the environmental courts.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2481

Status

RELATING TO REFUSE.

Clarifies that probable cause for arrests by law enforcement officers of illegal dumping offenders may be based upon statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and other recordings that can be authenticated by one or more witnesses.

 

JUD

HB 2015

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPARENCY.

Requires a newspaper to disclose the aggregate amount spent by a candidate on advertisements with the newspaper in the election year when a newspaper chooses to endorse a candidate.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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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If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8515or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair