HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TIME:

3:00pm

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 DELETED from the agenda: HB557 HD1

 

HB 1176

(HSCR70)

Status

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.

 

PVM/TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 1177, HD1

(HSCR69)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to purchase the Honolulu Federal Detention Center. (HB1177 HD1)

 

PVM/LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1289, HD1

(HSCR208)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.

Implements recommendations of the Criminal Pretrial Task Force convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 134, House Draft 1, Regular Session of 2017. (HB1289 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 629, HD1

(HSCR71)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.

Creates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, and geriatric inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. (HB629 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1552, HD1

(HSCR73)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Creates a position for an Oversight Coordinator for the Commission. Transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Reentry Commission and Corrections Population Management Commission to the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. (HB1552 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 175, HD1

(HSCR205)

Status

RELATING TO BAIL.

Authorizes a defendant in custody to petition a court for unsecured bail. (HB175 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 671, HD1

(HSCR56)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES.

Provides that a surviving, unmarried, same-sex partner of a deceased veteran may be interred at any state veterans cemetery if the surviving partner provides written evidence that the couple would have married but for a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. (HB671 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1551, HD1

(HSCR74)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a minimum-security housing program in a county with a population of more than 750,000 for short-term adult offenders. Provides capacity for a furlough program. Appropriates funds. (HB1551 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 456, HD1

(HSCR207)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Director of Public Safety to develop policies and procedures to govern the use of force, including training and equipment, by deputy sheriffs. Requires the Director to consider requiring nonlethal use of force training. Encourages the Department of Public Safety to maintain training activity records. Appropriates funds. (HB456 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 993, HD1

(HSCR199)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

To improve and enhance the effectiveness of the State Emergency Management Program through modifications and additions to the Hawaii Revised Statute Chapter 127A. (HB993 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1541, HD1

(HSCR206)

Status

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. (HB1541 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1038, HD1

(HSCR204)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to pay for the temporary housing of 248 inmates at a non-state facility for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2019, during work on capital improvements to the Halawa Correctional Facility, under DAGS Job No. 12-27-5644 security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements. (HB1038 HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 557, HD1

(HSCR124)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Amends the criteria for granting a solar water heater system variance. Authorizes the Director of DBEDT to impose penalties and fines for false statements on variance applications. (HB557 HD1)

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 549, HD1

(HSCR219)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires new developments to plan for the impacts of projected sea level rise and prohibits development in areas significantly affected by projected sea level rise. (HB549 HD1)

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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. Chris Lee

Chair