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:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2752

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.

Appropriates funds to the Judiciary to conduct an evaluation study to assess the impact of the community court outreach project in reducing the administrative burdens within the judicial system and for any staff and technology necessary for conducting the community court at community sites.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2586

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LEGAL AID INTERAGENCY ROUNDTABLE.

Establishes the Hawaii legal aid interagency roundtable to facilitate cooperation between various state agencies regarding civil legal services and access to justice. Requires the roundtable to report to the Governor and Legislature. Appropriates funds to the Department of the Attorney General for the roundtable.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1965, HD1

(HSCR39-18)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds to the veterans treatment court on the Island of Hawaii for social worker positions. (HB1965 HD1)

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 2318

Status

RELATING TO CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Amends the definition of "confidential personal information," in section 708-800, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to eliminate unconstitutionally vague provisions in the law as determined by the Hawaii Supreme Court, in its decision of State v. Pacquing, 139 Haw. 302 (2016).

 

JUD

HB 2636

Status

RELATING TO TRESPASS.

Increases the penalties for simple trespass and criminal trespass in the second degree for individuals who enter or remain unlawfully in or upon private residential premises.

 

JUD

HB 1883, HD1

(HSCR57-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a two-year agricultural theft and vandalism pilot project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the county of Hawaii. Appropriates funds. (HB1883 HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 2415

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Requires a court that convicts a person for driving a motor vehicle without the required insurance to suspend the person's driver's license and to impound the vehicle at the vehicle owner's expense.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2418

Status

RELATING TO FUNDS USED FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS.

Authorizes the Department of Education to expend previously appropriated funds to satisfy the settlement of class counsel attorney's fees related to a class action lawsuit against the State.

 

JUD, FIN

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 1, 2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 302 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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 586-8515 or 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