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:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TIME:

2:05pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1673

Status

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.

 

JUD

HB 1706

Status

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.

 

JUD

HB 1703

Status

RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.

Provides that candidate committees may reimburse the candidate or other individuals for expenditures made on the candidate's behalf.

 

JUD

HB 1634

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Imposes upon both candidate committees and noncandidate committees consistent content, filing, and deadline requirements for organizational reports and preliminary reports.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1705

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS.

Clarifies that preliminary primary and preliminary general reports are due 10 days before the primary or general election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1708

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Amends the definition of "disclosure date" to mean the date on which the electioneering communication is publicly distributed. Expands the definition of "electioneering communication" to apply to advertisements sent by any mail rate and communications regarding expenditures of the organization. Makes a conforming statutory amendment relating to the determination of the date by which a person is deemed to have made a campaign expenditure.

 

JUD

HB 2735

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires nomination paper filing fees to be deposited into the Hawaii election campaign fund. Increases the amount of public funds available to candidates who agree to expenditure limits. Adjusts the signature requirement and fee amount for nomination papers. Amends the deadline to file nomination papers to the first Tuesday in May.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2738

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Prohibits foreign nationals and foreign corporations from making independent expenditures. Requires every corporation that contributes or expends funds in a state election to file a statement of certification regarding its limited foreign influence. Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to obtain a statement of certification from each top contributor required to be listed in an advertisement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1707

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

Increases the amount of the fine that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000 in an election period, for campaign spending law violations. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to order that payment of a fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of an officer of the noncandidate committee.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1704

Status

RELATING TO ORDERS OF THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.

Provides that the right to a contested case hearing is deemed waived if a person does not request a hearing within 20 days of receipt of the commission's preliminary determination. Permits an order of the commission to be confirmed as a judgment in the circuit court, giving the order the same force and effect as any other judgment issued by the circuit courts; provided that there shall be no appeal from the judgment.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2670

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes that every judgment for child support is enforceable until paid in full.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1787

Status

RELATING TO DISCRETIONARY TRANSFERS TO THE SUPREME COURT.

Allows child custody appeals to be transferred from the Intermediate Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court, except in cases brought under the Child Protective Act.

 

JUD, LMG, FIN

HB 2060

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.

Provides that family courts may withhold from public inspection any record of a denied temporary restraining order or denied protective order; provided that these records shall remain accessible to law enforcement without a court order.

 

JUD

HB 2380

Status

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.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1740

Status

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE PARDONS.

Establishes a comprehensive application process for executive pardons.

 

JUD, LMG, FIN

HB 2237

Status

RELATING TO DRUG DISPOSAL.

Establishes the Drug Disposal Program, administered by the Department of the Attorney General, to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly manner. Establishes the Drug Disposal Special Fund and appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2549

Status

RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Requires the language and meaning of any proposed constitutional amendment and ratification question to be simple, concise, and direct. Allows the presiding officers of the Legislature to request a written opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the legality of a proposed amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution and the corresponding constitutional ratification question. Requires the court to provide a written opinion within 48 hours of receipt of the request. Requires, for any written opinion by the court that invalidates a constitutional ratification question, a detailed and specific explanation of the reasons for this opinion. Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion.

 

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.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6552 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