HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 8, 2019

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 89

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Establishes property owner liability for illegal aerial devices possessed or set off on their property by others. Clarifies that probable cause for arrest for fireworks offenses may be based on statements from witnesses and photographs, video, and other recordings authenticated by witnesses.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 1097

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Prohibits any person from setting off, igniting, discharging, or otherwise causing to explode any fireworks or articles pyrotechnic from any public highway, alley, street, sidewalk, or other public way. Imposes penalties. Provides a person who causes property damage or bodily injury due to the unlawful use of fireworks or articles pyrotechnic shall be responsible for damages and compensation.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 457

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes a pilot program to retrofit various Department of Education buildings to withstand a category 5 hurricane. Requires the Department of Education to work in collaboration with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Appropriates funds.

 

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HB 329

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Amends the Kauai flooding disaster relief appropriation made in Act 12, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, to include flood mitigation measures. Extends the lapse date of the appropriation to June 30, 2020. Exempts the appropriation from certain restrictions on transfers of or changes to appropriations.

 

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HB 732

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for the purchase of household disaster preparedness supplies.

 

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HB 796

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Appropriates funds for the planning and design of a memorial to honor service members of the recent conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the various theaters of the Global War on Terrorism, to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans cemeteries statewide. Appropriates funds.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 122

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Trust Fund of the Department of Defense and transfers the unencumbered balance to the general fund.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 1334

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OPERATING BUDGET.

Relates to the Department of Defense budget.

 

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HB 990

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES.

Allows the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary facility use of department facilities to the public. Currently, the law requires that "all moneys received from the rentals shall be deposited into the general fund of the State."

 

PVM, FIN

HB 991

Status

RELATING TO STATE MILITARY FORCES.

Applies the protections of civil relief for state military forces to persons serving on full time National Guard duty under title 32 United States Code and to bring provisions in line with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, codified in 50 United States Code chapter 50 (3901-4043).

 

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HB 878

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM JURY DUTY.

Exempts from jury duty any active member of the Hawaii emergency management agency or a county emergency management agency.

 

PVM, JUD

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair