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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TIME:

2:05pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 529, HD1

(HSCR293)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Prohibits any vehicle, except a low-range, four-wheel drive vehicle, from being driven through or in Waipio Valley, except under certain circumstances. (HB529 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 857, HD1

(HSCR370)

Status

RELATING TO TRAFFIC.

Prohibits operating a bicycle or motor scooter within the pedestrian mall that abuts the grounds of the State Capitol and Iolani Palace. (HB857 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 754, HD1

(HSCR572)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC FOOT SCOOTERS.

Establishes a framework for the Department of Transportation and the counties to regulate electric foot scooters. Adds definition of electric foot scooter. Amends definitions of moped, motor vehicle, rental motor vehicle, and vehicle to exclude electric foot scooters. Prohibits use of electric foot scooters to individuals under the age of eighteen. (HB754 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 756, HD1

(HSCR292)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the DOT, after consultation with the counties, to adopt rules prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices placed pursuant to the Statewide Traffic Code. Specifies the factors the DOT and the counties must take into account when setting maximum speed limits on a road. (HB756 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 812, HD1

(HSCR418)

Status

RELATING TO LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLES.

Includes a definition for low-speed electric bicycles to the definition of bicycle. Prohibits anyone under the age of fifteen from operating a low-speed electric bicycle. Requires low-speed electric bicycles to be registered and implements a $30 registration fee. (HB812 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1165, HD1

(HSCR533)

Status

RELATING TO GENDER IDENTIFICATION.

Requires a license or state identification card to include a person's full legal name, date of birth, gender category, residence address, and license or identification card number. Includes a gender category option of non-binary. (HB1165 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 788, HD1

(HSCR294)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Requires a law enforcement officer to cite any person who operates a motor vehicle that does not display a current, valid vehicle registration tag or emblem and a current, valid safety inspection sticker as prescribed by statute. (HB788 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD

HB 488, HD1

(HSCR691)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Prohibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's condition of employment under certain conditions. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual assault. (HB488 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 362, HD1

(HSCR380)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Permits public inspection and duplication of salary ranges, for legislative employees in incremental amounts of $15,000, rather than exact compensation amounts. Defines "legislative employees". (HB362 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 285, HD1

(HSCR448)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires county police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an officer upon an officer's suspension or discharge. Amends the Uniform Information Practices Act to allow for public access to information about suspended officers. (HB285 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1192, HD1

(HSCR374)

Status

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. (HB1192 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1536, HD1

(HSCR698)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Provides that wage disclosure, discussion, inquiry, and other prohibition provisions under section 378-2.3, HRS, do not apply to discussion of other employee wages if knowledge of the wages stem from human resources, payroll, or legal professional responsibilities in the workplace. (HB1536 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 6, HD2

(HSCR434)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.

Establishes The Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act that adopts uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees, prospective employees, unpaid interns, applicants, students, and prospective students from employers and educational institutions. (HB6 HD2)

 

LAB, LHE, JUD

HB 393, HD1

(HSCR376)

Status

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

Creates a fiduciary duty on EUTF trustees. Prohibits transactions where the trustee has a conflict of interest. Establishes liabilities for breach of fiduciary duty. (HB393 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 391, HD1

(HSCR381)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Establishes restrictions on the participation in political activities of certain state employees and officers. Imposes penalties for violations. (HB391 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 808, HD1

(HSCR779)

Status

RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.

Prohibits, establishes criminal penalties, and establishes administrative fines for any person who knowingly captures, takes, possesses, abuses, entangles, or kills any shark within state marine waters. Expands the existing protection for rays within state marine waters. Provides certain exemptions. (HB808 HD1)

 

WLH, JUD

HB 696, HD1

(HSCR272)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Prohibits the unauthorized sale or purchase of disability parking placards and special license plates. Clarifies authority of enforcement officers to confiscate placards and special license plates for violations of requirements for manufacture, sale, purchase, or use. Allows advanced practice registered nurses to make a determination regarding a person's mobility. (HB696 HD1)

 

HLT/HSH, JUD

HB 700, HD1

(HSCR429)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACISTS PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OF OPIOID ANTAGONIST.

Clarifies the scope of practice of a pharmacist to authorize pharmacists to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients, and family members and caregivers of opioid patients. (HB700 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair