Ka ‘Aha Kenekoa

THE SENATE

 

Ka ‘Aha ‘Ōlelo Kanakolu

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

 

‘Aha Kau Kānāwai 2020

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

 

Ke Kōmike Ho‘okolokolo

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Kenekoa/Senator Karl Rhoads, Luna Ho‘omalu/Chair

Kenekoa/Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Hope Luna Ho‘omalu/Vice Chair

 

 

‘Ōlelo Ho‘olaha No Ka ‘Aha Ho‘olohe

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

Lā / DATE:

ʻalua, Malaki 17, 2020 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hola / TIME:

10:05 a.m.

Wahi / PLACE:

Lumi ‘Aha Kūkā 016 / Conference Room 016

Ke Kapikala Moku‘āina / State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Papa Kumuhana

A G E N D A

 

HB 1634, HD1

      (HSCR747-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Amends the deadline for candidate committees and noncandidate committees to file organizational reports. Imposes upon both candidate committees and noncandidate committees consistent content, filing, and deadline requirements for organizational reports and preliminary reports. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC

HB 1673, HD1

      (HSCR684-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS CODE.

Restores statutory protection for legislators when carrying out a legislative function. Clarifies that each house of the legislature shall adopt rules regarding disclosure of the nature and extent of any interest or transaction that the legislator believes may be affected by the legislator's official action. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC

HB 1706, HD1

      (HSCR794-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

Provides that excess contributions by nonresident contributors shall escheat to the Hawaii election campaign fund if not returned to the contributor within 30 days. Amends the allowable uses of campaign funds. Amends the time for a candidate who is elected to office to use campaign funds or return the funds.  Sunsets 11/5/2024. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC

HB 1749, HD2

      (HSCR999-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO WITNESS FEES AND REIMBURSEMENTS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Clarifies applicable reimbursement to the State or the defense for expert witness fees, as it pertains to testimony, preparation, and in-court attendance in state court criminal proceedings.  Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

JDC, WAM

HB 1874, HD1

      (HSCR792-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES AGAINST SENIORS.

Lowers the age at which enhanced penalties apply for crimes against seniors from sixty-two years of age to an unspecified age. Makes commission of certain criminal offenses against a senior's person or property applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the senior victim's age. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC

HB 2001, HD1

      (HSCR937-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER.

Authorizes manslaughter prosecutions for wilful and wanton disregard of the need to exercise reasonable care that results in the death of another person. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

 

JDC

HB 2128, HD2

      (HSCR1001-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail. Establishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2021, for preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students to vote. Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections, special elections for vacant state senate or state house of representatives seats, and special elections for vacant county council seats. Amends filing deadlines for candidates attempting to fill vacant state senate seats. Effective 7/1/2030. (HD2)

 

JDC, WAM

HB 2380, HD1

      (HSCR896-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.

Makes an appropriation to the judiciary to contract with nonprofit organizations to provide legal assistance and legal counsel to immigrants in determining legal status and citizenship, provide diversion to existing services, and otherwise provide counsel for existing rights. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC, WAM

HB 2571, HD1

      (HSCR900-20)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THEFT.

Amends the offense of theft in the second degree to include theft of property commonly used to store items of personal or monetary value, including any purse, handbag, or wallet. Requires property owners to hold illegally parked bicycles found on their property for seven days. Provides that for the first offense of theft of a bicycle, a person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, for the second and each subsequent offense, shall be guilty of a class C felony. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JDC, WAM

Inā lawa ka manawa, e ho‘oholo mana‘o ma hope pono.

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

E waiho mai i kāu ‘ōlelo hō‘ike no ke Kōmike Ho‘okolokolo ma o ke kaomi ‘ana ma ‘ane‘i.

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

 

 

Hiki ke waiho mai i ka ‘ōlelo hō‘ike a hiki i 24 hola ma mua o ka ho‘omaka ‘ana o ka ‘aha ho‘olohe.

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

Inā makemake e waiho i ‘ōlelo hō‘ike ha‘i waha, he ‘elua minuke wale nō ka lō‘ihi loa.

Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

No Nā Papa ‘Ōlelo Ho‘olaha I Ho‘ololi ‘Ia: Kahawaena ‘ia nā mea i kāpae ‘ia a kahalalo ‘ia nā mea i pāku‘i ‘ia. Kahawaena ‘ia me ke kahalalo pū ‘ia nā mea i kāpae ‘ia mai ka papa kumumana‘o.

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.

 

Inā pono ka mahele ‘ōlelo, a i ‘ole kekahi mau mea lawelawe ‘ē a‘e no ke komo ‘ana i nā hanana ma ka ‘aha ho‘olohe, e ha‘i mai i ke kākau ‘ōlelo kōmike he 24 hola ma ka li‘ili‘i loa ma mua o ka ‘aha ho‘olohe i mea e hiki ai ke ho‘omākaukau pono.

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., interpretive services (oral or written), ASL 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 A‘e, E Kelepona Aku I Ke Kākau ‘Ōlelo Kōmike Ma (808) 587-7211.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 587-7211.

 

 

 

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Kenekoa/Senator Karl Rhoads

Luna Ho‘omalu/Chair