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:

Monday, March 11, 2019

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 107, SD1

(SSCR776)

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Provides that the ballot of an absentee or military-overseas voter is valid even if the voter becomes ineligible to vote after casting the ballot. Repeals the requirement that an absentee voter's ballot be deemed invalid if the voter returns the return envelope but dies prior to the opening of polls. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 144, SD2

(SSCR852)

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Removes restriction on access to transcripts from public contested hearings. Removes statutory remnants from when violations of the lobbyist law resulted in criminal penalties. Allows the state ethics commission to assess an administrative fine pursuant to a settlement agreement. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 197

(SSCR830)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Establishes an exemption from the prohibition against using election campaign funds to make charitable donations or to award scholarships during the period from the filing of nomination papers to the date of the general election for candidates who are already declared elected to office after running unopposed in an election or who would be unopposed in the general election.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 138

(SSCR775)

Status

RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.

Adds a campaign spending report filing deadline of 10/1 during a general election year for candidates and candidate committees.

 

JUD

SB 94, SD1

(SSCR679)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public in order to be included on the state ballot, subject to certain conditions. Prohibits electors from voting for a candidate for president or vice president of the United States unless the candidates have posted their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public, subject to certain conditions. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 97, SD2

(SSCR1173)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the office of elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center and share information with counties to encourage voter participation and ensure integrity of voter registration rolls. Authorizes election officials to have electronic access to driver's license and state identification databases for election related purposes. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 412, SD2

(SSCR1144)

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 1/1/2020. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 427, SD2

(SSCR1064)

Status

RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.

Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 216, SD2

(SSCR720)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires a mandatory recount of election votes and ballot measures when the margin of victory for election contests or tabulation for ballot measures is equal to or less than one hundred or one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is greater. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1058, SD2

(SSCR1050)

Status

RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Requires the Attorney General to prepare a statement for each proposed constitutional amendment in language that is clear and that indicates the purpose, limitations, and effects of the proposed amendment. Requires the Attorney General to also prepare the statement in Hawaiian. Requires the Office of Elections and county clerks to make the statement available to the public. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 464, SD2

(SSCR1018)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Authorizes a property owner or agent to enter adjacent property with albizia trees under certain conditions, including consulting with a tree arborist and providing written notice, to control albizia trees before they become hazardous. Provides a defense to criminal prosecution. (SD2)

 

JUD

SB 413

(SSCR771)

Status

RELATING TO TRESPASS.

Specifies that for purposes of making a complaint for criminal trespass in the second degree on commercial premises, evidence of a prior "reasonable warning or request" to leave the premises may be evidenced by a copy of the previously issued written warning or request, whether or not the copy is posted at the premises or retained by the county police department.

 

JUD

SB 1347, SD1

(SSCR1127)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Attorney General as a grant for Weed and Seed Hawaii, Inc., to maintain the weed and seed strategy, a collaborative effort to prevent crime and rebuild communities in targeted areas. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 566, SD1

(SSCR781)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Establishes the offense of unauthorized attachment of an object to a fence, gate, or wall, which is committed when a person knowingly attaches an object to a fence, gate, wall, or other structure or barrier without the owner's permission. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 660

(SSCR815)

Status

RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

Creates a non-compliant identification card for individuals that are not able to provide an updated photograph and documentation in-person as required by the REAL ID Act of 2005.

 

JUD

SB 1176, SD2

(SSCR728)

Status

RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE.

Amends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases where state money is taken illegally and False Claims Act prosecution is successful. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 723, SD1

(SSCR780)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.

Requires the Judiciary to post the titles of all filings and all minutes in paternity cases to the Judiciary's website after redacting any information in which an individual has a significant privacy interest. Establishes the same confidentiality standards for paternity cases as other cases heard by the family court. Effective 3/15/2094. (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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 442 in the State Capitol;

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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 586-9450 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. Chris Lee

Chair