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 11, 2020

TIME:

2:05pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1701, HD1

(HSCR95-20)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Conforms statutory prohibitions against wage discrimination with other prohibitions on employment discrimination. Clarifies allowable justifications for compensation differentials and remedies for pay disparity. Requires employers to disclose wage ranges to employees and prospective employees. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2350, HD1

(HSCR150-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Updates various assessments and penalties under DLIR's jurisdiction by revising the monetary assessments according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2679, HD1

(HSCR215-20)

Status

RELATING TO PENALTIES.

Establishes on January 1, 2021, a three-year pilot project within the traffic violations bureau of the district court of the first circuit that requires the court to adjust court-imposed monetary assessments resulting from motor vehicle moving violations. Establishes income-based adjustments for traffic fines. Appropriates funds. Sunset the pilot project on 12/31/2023. Takes effect on 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2747, HD1

(HSCR151-20)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE THE FORFEITURE OR REDUCTION OF PENSION BENEFITS OF A MEMBER, FORMER MEMBER, OR RETIRANT OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO IS CONVICTED OF A FELONY RELATED TO THE MEMBER'S, FORMER MEMBER'S, OR RETIRANT'S EMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to article XVI, section 2, of the state constitution to authorize the legislature to require the forfeiture or reduction of benefits of any member, former member, or retirant of the employees' retirement system who is convicted of a felony related to the member's, former member's, or retirant's employment with the State or any political subdivision thereof. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2748, HD1

(HSCR152-20)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Authorizes forfeiture of certain employees' retirement system benefits, pursuant to court order, for state or county employees and designated beneficiaries who are convicted of an employment-related felony. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2054, HD1

(HSCR23-20)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual assault. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual assault. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1972, HD1

(HSCR27-20)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.

Creates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, or impaired inmates who pose a low risk to public safety. (HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 2362, HD1

(HSCR29-20)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to purchase the Honolulu Federal Detention Center. (HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 2737

(HSCR48-20)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Increases the fireworks display permit fee from $110 to $150 and the fine for certain fireworks violations from $2,000 per violation to $5,000 per violation. Clarifies that each aerial device, display firework, or article pyrotechnic having a total weight of 25 pounds or less that is illegally imported, transferred, or sold constitutes a separate violation. Increases the penalty for removing or extracting the pyrotechnic contents.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 2333, HD1

(HSCR30-20)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

Establishes the Hawaii state fusion center as a program under the office of homeland security and establishes the position of Hawaii state fusion center director who shall be state-funded, responsible to the director of homeland security, and accountable to manage the operations of the center. (HD1)

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 2528, HD1

(HSCR120-20)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.

Provides veterinarians who provide emergency care to an animal immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Provides veterinarians who render emergency treatment when there is no veterinarian-client-patient relationship, immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Requires veterinarians to report to law enforcement events of animal injury, death, or abuse where there is reasonable cause to believe that it relates to dog fighting or animal abuse and gives veterinarians immunity for civil liability for making the reports. Effective July 1, 2150. (HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 1819, HD1

(HSCR185-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEMP.

Requires the State to seek approval from the federal Department of Agriculture of a state plan to monitor and regulate hemp. Establishes a statutory framework to monitor and regulate hemp. Establishes and appropriates funds for the hemp regulatory special fund. Excludes hemp from the State's prohibitions against marijuana. Appropriates funds to DOA for monitoring and regulating hemp production and CTAHR for hemp research. Takes effective on 7/1/2150. (HD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    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