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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TIME:

2 p.m.

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: SB 901, SB 2046 SD1

 

SB 202

(HSCR1157)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE AREA BOARDS.

Amends statutory provisions relating to quorum and voting requirements for service area boards on mental health and substance abuse. Designates service area boards on mental health and substance abuse within the department of health for administrative purposes.

 

HHS, JUD

SB 203

(HSCR1143)

Status

RELATING TO STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.

Amends the membership of the State Council on Mental Health, defines quorum for the Council, and specifies number of votes required to constitute valid acts of the Council. Designates the State Council on Mental Health within the department of health for administrative purposes.

 

HHS, JUD

SB 2646, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1454-18)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires prescribers of certain controlled substances to consult the electronic prescription accountability system before issuing a prescription for the controlled substance. Provides exemptions for certain circumstances. Provides that a violation by a prescriber shall not be subject to criminal penalty provisions but that a violation may be grounds for professional discipline pursuant to sections 448-17, 453-8, 457-12, and 471-10 Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SB2646 HD2)

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

SB 2719, SD1

(SSCR2591)

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Extends the amount of time from the date an act of child sexual abuse occurred for a victim to bring a civil cause of action. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2436, SD2

(SSCR2751)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Shortens the time period for voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition upon disqualification from ownership, possession, or control from 30 days to 7 days. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 2087, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1292-18)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESCUE DEVICES.

Amends the Good Samaritan Law to provide liability exemptions for owners and operators of any premises, property, or facility where rescue tubes are located for the storage, maintenance, or use of the rescue tubes. Provides liability exemptions for rescuers who attempt to rescue a person with a rescue tube. (SB2087 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD

SB 134, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1408-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Prohibits smoking and tobacco use, including the use of electronic smoking devices, by any person on the premises of the University of Hawaii. (SB134 HD1)

 

HHS/HED, JUD

SB 2609, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1288-18)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.

Requires certain information on the financial disclosure statements deemed to be public records for non-paid volunteer members of state boards and commissions under section 85-7(d)(8), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be redacted. (SB2609 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2610, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1469-18)

Status

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Adds a definition of "intern" to the State Ethics Code and includes interns among state employees to whom the code applies. (SB2610 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2351, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1419-18)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant's wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. Prohibits enforced wage secrecy and retaliation or discrimination against employees who disclose, discuss, or inquire about their own or coworkers' wages. (SB2351 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2461, SD1

(SSCR2547)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.

Establishes civil penalties for misrepresentation of a service animal. Changes the term "service dog" to "service animal" and amends the definition of that term to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Effective 1/1/2035. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 270, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1312-18)

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Prohibits specific state-licensed persons who are licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in, attempting to engage in, or advertising sexual orientation change efforts on persons under eighteen years of age. (SB270 HD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 901

(HSCR1192)

Status

RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

To eliminate the requirement for the Governor to appoint certain representative members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee.

 

EDB, JUD

SB 2046, SD1

(SSCR2755)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Prohibits multiburst trigger activators. Defines multiburst trigger activator as a device that simulates automatic gunfire by allowing standard function of a semiautomatic firearm with a static positioned trigger finger or a device that fires multiple shots with the pull and release of a trigger; or a manual or power-driven trigger activating device constructed and designed so that when attached to a semiautomatic firearm it simulates automatic gunfire. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

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