HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

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HB 569

Status

RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.

Expands the victim-counselor privilege under Rule 505.5 of the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to include confidential advocates employed by the university of Hawaii.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 691

Status

RELATING TO CAMPUS SAFETY.

Requires UH to provide training on the impacts of trauma for employees responsible for investigating incidents and assisting victims of sexual and domestic violence. Improves access for confidential support services. Requires UH to annually distribute information about sexual and domestic violence prevention and disclosure protocols to students and employees. To the extent possible, requires a private college or university to implement identical campus safety and accountability standards to those applicable to UH.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 389

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Requires accredited and non-accredited post-secondary educational institutions that are for-profit entities to disclose in print and electronic media and signage that they are for-profit businesses registered in the State.

 

HET, CPC, FIN

HB 62

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals or reclassifies non-general funds of the University of Hawaii pursuant to recommendations of the Auditor. Transfers the unencumbered balances of repealed funds to the general fund.

 

HET, FIN

HB 63

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Reclassifies the notaries public revolving fund and criminal forfeiture revolving fund as special funds. Reclassifies the litigation deposits trust fund as a trust account. Abolishes the national mortgage settlement trust account. Abolishes the criminal justice commission trust account. Abolishes the UH intercollegiate athletics special funds.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 913

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE.

Establishes the Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

 

HET, CPC, FIN

HB 545

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records and create a usable digital database no later than 7/1/2022.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 590

Status

RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.

Defines digital media account. Prohibits contracts that prohibit, limit, or restrict the transfer of a digital media account upon the account holder's death. Provides for the transfer of a decedent's digital media account to a devisee or heir.

 

HET, CPC, JHA

HB 591

Status

RELATING TO FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS.

Gives various types of fiduciaries access to the digital assets of the principal.

 

HET, CPC, JHA

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair