HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

TIME:

2:45pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1650

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE COLLECTION KITS.

Changes the deadline for the counties to adopt and utilize electronic tracking systems for sexual assault evidence collection kits.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1692

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Requires members of the clergy to report child abuse and neglect to the Department of Human Services or to the police. Specifies that the general rule of privilege under the Hawaii Rules of Evidence for confidential communications made to a member of the clergy does not apply to communications relating to child abuse or neglect.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1741

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Amends the offenses of sexual assault in the first and third degree, when perpetrated against someone who is mentally defective, to remove the standard of proof regarding knowledge that the other person was mentally defective, as that term is defined in section 707-700, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2270

Status

RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.

Classifies as first-degree sexual assault the sexual penetration of a child under 12 by a person 18 or older and mandates a 10-year minimum term of imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Establishes residency restrictions for persons who must register as a sex offender or offender against minors pursuant to Chapter 846E, HRS.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2177

Status

RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.

Amends statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file a civil suit. Provides that the monetary relief under this section shall not include punitive damages. Permits the court to order restorative justice measures, if deemed appropriate.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1742

Status

RELATING TO ABUSE OF A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.

Amends the penal code to add abuse of a family or household member to felonies that qualify for repeat offender sentencing.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2058

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.

Provides that a court may not grant more than 2 continuances of an order to show cause hearing in domestic abuse cases, absent a finding of exigent circumstances.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2610

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Allows a narrow hearsay exception for statements made by domestic violence victims to certain government officials within 24 hours of an incident of domestic violence, even if the statement is testimonial in nature, as long as the statement bears sufficient indicia of reliability.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2573

Status

RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.

Authorizes a prosecution for sex trafficking to be commenced at any time.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1747

Status

RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.

Includes coercion as a means of committing the offense of sex trafficking.

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair