HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Gene Ward

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1028

(HSCR543)

Status

RELATING TO THE KOKE'E STATE PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Repeals section 171-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, establishing the Koke'e State Park Advisory Council.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1022, HD1

(HSCR422)

Status

RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

Clarifies that any conservation and resources enforcement officer of the Department of Land and Natural Resources may, in the performance of their official duties, stop and temporarily detain any person whom the officer reasonably believes is, or recently has been engaged in hunting or fishing for a natural resource inspection. Establishes penalties for refusal to comply with inspection requests. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, JHA

HB 1021

(HSCR541)

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 663, HD1

(HSCR597)

Status

RELATING TO THE GAME MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Amends the manner of appointment of members to the game management advisory commission. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1030, HD1

(HSCR544)

Status

RELATING TO THE AQUATIC LIFE AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

Repeals the aquatic life and wildlife advisory committees and makes conforming amendments. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1031

(HSCR542)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HISTORIC PLACES REVIEW BOARD.

Reduces the number of members on the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1071, HD1

(HSCR261)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS INDEPENDENT AUDIT COMMITTEE.

Requires the independent audit committee chair of the University of Hawaii board of regents to be selected in a manner consistent with the board's bylaws. Limits the Board's flexibility to appoint members with certain skill sets to its independent audit committee. Clarifies the independent audit committee's role relating to enterprise risk management. Exempts the independent audit committee from chapter 91 and part I of chapter 92, HRS, in its discussions with auditors on matters that should remain confidential, in accordance with national best practices, and at the independent audit committee chair's discretion, allow the discussions to be held in the absence of the University of Hawaii president or chief financial officer. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HET, JHA

HB 546, HD1

(HSCR460)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the composition of the early learning board to make a representative from Aha Punana Leo a standing member. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, JHA

HB 1118, HD1

(HSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Requires any organization, association, party, or individual that is financially involved in the political process to file a financial disclosure with the campaign spending commission. Requires noncandidate committees to provide to the campaign spending commission a list of donors whose money was given by a 501(c)(4) organization to the noncandidate committee to fund an advertisement or electioneering communication. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

HB 239, HD1

(HSCR600)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN ADVERTISEMENTS.

Requires, in the case of any multiple-page advertisement, for the required disclosures to be made on the first page of the advertisement or on the cover page of the publication if the advertisement is used as the lead article and displayed on the cover page of a state- or county-wide distributed publication. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

HB 671, HD1

(HSCR531)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Prohibits certain state officials and employees from representing certain interests before the State for twelve months after termination from their respective positions. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

HB 416, HD1

(HSCR410)

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 711-1109, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Prohibits certain restraints and tethers that endanger a dog, including preventing the dog from obtaining, necessary sustenance. Authorizes the court to assess fines, order performance of community service, require mental health counseling, or order attendance at educational classes concerning animal abuse prevention in addition to other penalties. (HD1)

 

AGR, JHA

HB 1088, HD2

(HSCR386)

Status

RELATING TO COSMETICS.

Bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the State if the final product or any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed in a cruel manner on or after 1/1/2024. Effective 1/1/2024. (HD2)

 

AGR, CPC, JHA

HB 553, HD1

(HSCR596)

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SHARKS.

Establishes an offense of knowingly capturing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, and provides penalties and fines. Provides certain exemptions. Requires the department of land and natural resources to establish rules to achieve certain objectives. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1017

(HSCR336)

Status

RELATING TO CRUSTACEANS.

Repeals section 188-58.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which prohibits the taking or killing of female spiny lobsters, Kona crabs, and Samoan crabs.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 156

(HSCR338)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES.

Repeals the requirement that the County of Kauai contract solely with the Kauai Humane Society for the provision of animal control services.

 

AGR, JHA

HB 247

(HSCR339)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Amends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure condominium property regime projects within the agricultural district are used for agricultural purposes.

 

WAL, AGR, JHA

HB 381, HD1

(HSCR342)

Status

RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS.

Codifies the administrative rule definition of "assistance animal". Clarifies the type of verification an individual may provide to substantiate a reasonable accommodation request for a specific assistance animal. Specifies that possession of a vest or other distinguishing animal garment, tag, or registration document commonly purchased online and purporting to identify an animal as a service animal or assistance animal does not constitute valid verification of a disability-related need for an assistance animal. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, JHA

HB 352, HD1

(HSCR301)

Status

RELATING TO SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Clarifies that the secondhand dealers law applies to a secondhand dealer's operation of an automated recycling kiosk that only accepts handheld electronic devices for recycling. Specifies the retention requirements for secondhand dealers that operate an automated recycling kiosk. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

HB 486, HD1

(HSCR430)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Specifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road through any maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to transfer ownership of roads in favor of counties by quitclaim if requested by the county. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, WAL, JHA

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair