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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A M E N D E D A G E N D A

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda for decision making: HB 1263 HD 1, HB 576 HD2

 

HB 360

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.

 

JHA

HB 756, HD1

(HSCR283)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.

Redesignates one of the at-large positions on the board of agriculture as an ex officio position, to be filled by the chairperson of the Hawaiian homes commission. (HD1)

 

AGR, JHA

HB 741, HD1

(HSCR532)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Requires certain Hawaii state ethics commission records to be permanently retained. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

HB 1102, HD1

(HSCR420)

Status

RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.

Prohibits the intentional release of balloons inflated with a gas that is lighter than air. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, JHA

HB 1086, HD1

(HSCR300)

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 events of animal injury, death, or abuse to law enforcement where there is reasonable cause to believe that it relates to dogfighting or animal abuse and gives veterinarians immunity for civil liability for making the reports. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

HB 1029

(HSCR545)

Status

RELATING TO LIVING PARK PLANNING COUNCILS.

Repeals Act 15, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, that authorized the establishment of living park planning councils.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 901, HD1

(HSCR425)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Amends the environmental impact statement law to delete reference to discretionary permits in allowing infrastructure improvements within a highway or public right-of-way to be exempt from environmental impact assessment requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, JHA

HB 902, HD1

(HSCR177)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Exempts land set aside by the governor to HHFDC and lands leased to HHFDC from other state departments or agencies from classification as public lands subject to DLNR management. Requires the land to be subject to legislative approval prior to the sale or gift of those lands. Requires HHFDC to return any land set aside by the governor or leased lands no longer needed for housing, finance, or development. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG/WAL, JHA

HB 282, HD1

(HSCR607)

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Expands the circumstances where a minor may consent to no cost emergency shelter and related services to include cases where the provider is coordinating with child welfare services. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, JHA

HB 991, HD1

(HSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS.

Authorizes the department of health to disclose vital statistics records for public health and law enforcement purposes. Updates eligibility requirements for access to confidential vital statistics records. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, JHA

HB 608, HD1

(HSCR347)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires the board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items. Requires a report to the legislature on implementing open forums. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, JHA

HB 1200

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Prohibits the appointment of state officers and employees to boards and commissions unless otherwise provided.

 

JHA

HB 144, HD1

(HSCR599)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Increases the monetary threshold that requires disclosure of electioneering communications. Requires that disclosures of electioneering communications occur on the date the electioneering communications are publicly distributed. Classifies election advertisements sent by mail at any postal rate as electioneering communications. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

HB 891, HD1

Proposed HD2

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Proposed HD2: regulates the sale and use of electric guns and cartridges.

 

CPC, JHA

 

 

 

The proposed HD2 is available on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 2, 2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1263, HD1

(HSCR291)

Status

RELATING TO IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.

Establishes a system of graduated penalties for violations of the ignition interlock law. Requires proof of compliance with the ignition interlock law to be eligible to apply for a driver's license. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

HB 576, HD2

(HSCR633)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to perform medication or aspiration abortions. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, CPC, JHA

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair