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:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TIME:

2:05pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2017

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.

Allows the Hawaiian homes commission or the department of Hawaiian hone lands to retain independent legal counsel as needed. Authorizes the Hawaiian homes commission and the department of Hawaiian home lands to use the services of the attorney general as needed and when the interests of the State, Hawaiian homes commission, and department of Hawaiian home lands are aligned. Provides that funds paid to independent legal counsel shall be paid by the State.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2378

Status

RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES.

Requires counties to expedite demolition permits for vacant and abandoned residential homes. Allows the department of taxation to seek sale of the property through non-judicial foreclosure of vacant and abandoned residential properties with outstanding recorded state tax liens at any time after establishing vacancy and abandonment.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2294

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Updates the laws regarding notaries public including the following: to conform to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018) (RULONA), the Hawaii Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, other state notary laws, and current notary practices.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2722

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Clarifies that law enforcement may enter private property to enforce EV parking space violations.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2474

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY WORKERS.

Amends the definition of "emergency worker" in the Penal Code to include communications dispatchers.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1689

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the manufacture and sale of animal fur products, with certain exceptions. Effective 1/1/21.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1868

Status

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Lowers the age a person can be exempt from jury duty from eighty years of age or older to seventy-five years of age or older.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1614

Status

RELATING TO JURORS.

Permits psychologists to claim exemption from service as a juror.

 

JUD

HB 2360

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in the federal controlled substances law as required under section 329-11.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1793

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES.

Requires the commission on salaries that convenes in 2024 to make salary recommendations for the following eight fiscal years. Provides for the executive, judicial, and legislative branch salary recommendations to become effective on the same date beginning on July 1, 2033.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2288

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2650

Status

RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES OR THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, OR DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes or the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, or deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    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

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair