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, March 21, 2018

TIME:

2:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2149, SD2

(SSCR2820)

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JUDGES.

Increases the number of district judges in the Second Circuit by 1. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2150, SD2

(SSCR2743)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates supplemental funds for the operating and capital improvement costs of the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2017, and ending 6/30/2019. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2407, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1201-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the Medical Cannabis Study Group to examine the legal issues regarding Hawaii's medical use of cannabis law. (SB2407 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, CPC

SB 2909, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1180-18)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study that examines consolidating the law enforcement activities and responsibilities of various state divisions and agencies under a single, centralized state enforcement division or agency. Appropriates funds. (SB2909 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2817, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1144-18)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Authorizes the Crime Victim Compensation Commission to order the payment of compensation for mental health services for surviving relatives in cases involving a victim's death and for child witnesses in cases involving abuse of family or household members. (SB2817 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2790, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1145-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE.

Replaces the guiding principles for children in foster care under the Child Protective Act with the rights of children in foster care, which preserves the current rights of children in foster care and provides certain additional rights. (SB2790 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2346, SD2

(SSCR2925)

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Establishes the address confidentiality program within the Department of the Attorney General to help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking to relocate and keep the location of their physical address confidential. Makes an appropriation to the Department of the Attorney General that is effective 7/1/2049. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2612, SD1

(SSCR2585)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Enables a social club granted tax exempt status pursuant to section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code to sell wine from the social club's inventory to the club's members for off-premises consumption under the class 10 liquor license. Waives fees and other requirements for applicants for a class 10 liquor license. Specifies that the class 10 special liquor license includes the ability to auction off, at a live or silent auction, liquor in sealed or covered containers or services that provide liquor. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2613

(SSCR2557)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Authorizes the liquor commission to issue a new restaurant liquor license prior to the restaurant commencing operation. Requires an applicant for a new class 2 restaurant liquor license to include a certification that the applicant intends and shall derive no less than thirty per cent of the establishment's gross revenue from the sale of foods. Clarifies that a class 2 restaurant liquor license is transferrable, provided that the transferee certifies that the transferee intends and shall derive no less than thirty per cent of the establishment's gross revenue from the sale of foods.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2092, SD1

(SSCR2757)

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Adds knowingly making a false statement to a county inspector a crime within the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2662, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1199-18)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies sustainable development goals based on Goal 1, no poverty, and Goal 3, good health and well-being, of the United Nations' Global Goals in the Hawaii State Planning Act. (SB2662 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2665, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1171-18)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies in state law the goal relating to quality education of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators. (SB2665 HD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 2666, SD2

(SSCR2775)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Global Goal five, gender equality. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2678, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1155-18)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies Sustainable Development Goals 9, 10, 16, and 17 based on the United Nations' Sustainability Development Guidelines and indicators. (SB2678 HD1)

 

EDB, JUD, FIN

SB 2343, SD2

(SSCR2749)

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 cases involving harassment of a family or household member. Allows the granting of a deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest plea in cases involving misdemeanor abuse of a family or household member in the second degree. Requires that no-contact and stay-away orders issued in criminal cases involving abuse of a family or household member or non-physical forms of harassment of a family or household member be converted by the court 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; provided that a hearing on the issue is held and certain requirements are met. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 3/14/2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

SB 2740, SD1

(SSCR2922)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. (SD1)

 

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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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