Ka Aha Kenekoa

THE SENATE

 

Ka Aha Ōlelo Kanakolu

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

 

Aha Kau Kānāwai 2019

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

Ke Kōmike Hookolokolo

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Kenekoa/Senator Karl Rhoads, Luna Hoomalu/Chair

Kenekoa/Senator Glenn Wakai, Hope Luna Hoomalu/Vice Chair

 

Ke Kōmike Kiina Hana a me nā Kumuwaiwai

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

 

 

Ōlelo Hoolaha i Hooponopono ia No Ka Hooholo Manao Ana

AMENDED NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

Lā / DATE:

Pōʻakolu, ʻApelila 3, 2019 / Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hola / TIME:

10:00 am

Wahi / PLACE:

Lumi Aha Kūkā 211 / Conference Room 211

Ke Kapikala Mokuāina / State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Papa Kumuhana i Hooponopono ia

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

Ua pau ka/nā pila ma lalo nei i ka hoolohe ia e nā kōmike i pili i ke/nā kumuhana o ia (mau) pila:

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective subject matter committees:

 

HB 333, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1328)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.

Establishes the State Highway Enforcement Program and related fund within the Department of Transportation. Establishes a parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on State highways. Effective 7/1/2051. (SD1)

 

TRS/PSM, JDC/WAM

HB 356, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1365)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.

Increases the Comptroller's settlement authority for tort and automobile claims to $25,000. (SD1)

 

GVO, JDC/WAM

HB 393, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1345)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Creates a fiduciary duty on Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund trustees. Prohibits transactions where the trustee has a conflict of interest. Establishes liabilities for breach of fiduciary duty. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LCA, JDC/WAM

HB 543, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1441)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Directs the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to initiate negotiations and exercise its power of eminent domain to acquire the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project on Maui. Extends the deadline to complete the Leialii affordable housing project on Maui. Effective 7/1/2075. (SD1)

 

HOU, JDC/WAM

HB 629, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1412)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.

Creates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. Takes effect on 1/28/2081. (SD1)

 

PSM, JDC/WAM

HB 703, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1433)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Prohibits any person convicted of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII) or Habitually Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (HOVUII) from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for a probation period to be determined by the court, following a sentencing or administrative license revocation. Amends the sentencing requirements for OVUII and HOVUII offenses. Amends the threshold for HOVUII offenses. Effective 1/28/2081. (SD1)

 

TRS/PSM, JDC/WAM

HB 808, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1275)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.

Establishes an offense of knowingly capturing, taking, possessing, abusing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, along with penalties and fines. Expands the existing prohibition on knowingly capturing or killing a manta ray in state marine waters to apply to all rays and to also include knowingly taking, possessing, abusing, or entangling a ray. Provides certain exemptions. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WTL, JDC/WAM

HB 1116, HD1

(SSCR1247)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Amends ballot requirements to display candidates for the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs by residency and non-residency requirements. Requires the names of the candidates in each group to be randomized on individual ballots and on ballots across precincts. (HB1116 HD1)

 

HWN, JDC/WAM

HB 1176, HD1

(SSCR1437)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Authorizes law enforcement officers of the Department of Transportation to use electric guns while performing their duties. Requires law enforcement officers of DOT to be accredited by June 30, 2024, for the use of electric guns. (HB1176 HD1)

 

TRS, JDC/WAM

HB 1192, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1360)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Conforms statutory prohibitions against wage discrimination with other prohibitions on employment discrimination. Clarifies allowable justifications for compensation differentials and remedies for pay disparity. Requires employers to disclose wage ranges to employees and prospective employees. (SD1)

 

LCA, JDC/WAM

HB 1307, SD1

(SSCR1258)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.

Requires the legislative reference bureau to submit a report to the legislature regarding the existing administrative hearings process in the State and the potential for a centralized office of administrative hearings. Requires state departments and agencies to provide statistical, non-confidential information on contested case hearings to the legislative reference bureau. Requires the legislative reference bureau to research centralized administrative hearings offices in other jurisdictions. (SD1)

 

GVO, JDC/WAM

HB 1541, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1451)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.

Establishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center within the University of Hawaii to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HRE, JDC/WAM

SCR 12 / SR 11

(SSCR1553) / (SSCR1554)

Status & Testimony / Status & Testimony

REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.

 

 

PSM, JDC/WAM

HB 89, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1405)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Allows law enforcement agencies to safely dispose of confiscated fireworks except for a sample that is to be retained for evidentiary purposes. Authorizes the court to establish a step-up fine structure based on the amount of fireworks confiscated and to impose a disposal fine to reimburse the counties for the costs of safely disposing of confiscated fireworks. Establishes that each type of fireworks unlawfully imported, purchased, possessed, ignited, or discharged constitutes a separate offense. Appropriates funds as a grant to the Honolulu Police Department for a secure container in which to store confiscated fireworks. (SD1)

 

PSM, JDC/WAM

[Measure added on 04-01-19]

HB 673, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1461)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Provides a process for the voluntary or involuntary sale or transfer of an individual dispensary license. Prohibits an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or conditions of employment based on the person's status as a qualifying patient and from taking action against an employee based solely on the employee's status as a qualifying patient or if the results of the employee's drug test are positive for cannabis, subject to certain exceptions. Specifies permissible and impermissible actions by employers and employees. (SD1)

 

CPH, JDC/WAM

[Measure added on 04-01-19]

 

 

 

He hālāwai hooholo manao wale nō, aohe ōlelo hōike hai waha e ae ia.

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.

 

O nā kānaka i makemake e waiho mai i ōlelo hōike i kikokiko/kākau ia, hiki nō a hiki i 24 hola ma mua o ka hoomaka ana o ka hālāwai hooholo manao.

Persons wishing to submit written testimony may do so up to 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

E waiho mai i kāu ōlelo hōike no ke Kōmike Hookolokolo ma o ke kaomi ana ma anei.

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

 

No Nā Papa Ōlelo Hoolaha I Hoololi Ia: Kahawaena ia nā pila i kāpae ia a kahalalo ia nā pila i pākui ia. Kahawaena ia me ke kahalalo pū ia nā pila i kāpae ia mai ka papa kumumanao.

FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

No nā mea pono kōkua unuhi, a i ole kekahi mau mea lawelawe ē ae no ke komo ana i nā hanana ma ka aha hoolohe, e kāhea aku i ke kākau ōlelo kōmike he 24 hola ma ka liilii loa ma mua o ka aha hoolohe i mea e hiki ai ke hoomākaukau pono.

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

No Ka Ike Ē Ae, E Kelepona Aku I Ke Kākau Ōlelo Kōmike Ma (808) 586-6130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 586-6130.

 

 

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Kenekoa/ Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Luna Hoomalu/Chair

 

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Kenekoa/Senator Karl Rhoads

Luna Hoomalu/Chair