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:

Tuesday, April 6, 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:SB 726.

 

 

SB 404, HD1

(HSCR1432)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Changes the monetary threshold that triggers disclosure of electioneering communications to an unspecified amount. 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. Exempts election advertisements that are actual expenditures of an organization from being considered electioneering communications. Repeals the requirement that a person be treated as having made an expenditure if the person has executed a contract to make the expenditure. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, JHA

SB 280, HD1

(HSCR1385)

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

SB 157

(SSCR690)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Authorizes the issuance of a civil license to solemnize marriage and allows solemnization by any individual at least eighteen years of age.

 

JHA

SB 189, SD1

(SSCR695)

Status

RELATING TO DOG BITES.

Removes the requirement to prove that the dog has bitten on two separate occasions for dog bite victims to bring legal action against a dog's owner. (SD1)

 

JHA

SB 428, SD1

(SSCR669)

Status

RELATING TO FELONIES.

Specifies that interference with an automated public transit operation is unlawful and is a class C felony. (SD1)

 

JHA

SB 615, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1468)

Status

RELATING TO RENTALS OF MOPEDS AND MOTOR SCOOTERS.

Requires all moped and motor scooter rental companies to ensure the rider wears a safety helmet supplied either by the rental company or by the renter prior to operating the moped or motor scooter. Exempts riders with a motorcycle license from this requirement. Prohibits the rental of any moped or motor scooter with aftermarket modifications. Amends the definition of motor scooter. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, JHA

SB 153, SD2

(SSCR832)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Establishes penalties for violations of the ignition interlock device law. Requires proof of compliance with the ignition interlock device law to be eligible to apply for a driver's license. Requires the Department of Transportation to provide ignition interlock device installation and services to qualifying individuals at no cost. Doubles the revocation period for those who do not own a vehicle in which to place an ignition interlock device. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JHA

SB 726

(SSCR692)

Status

RELATING TO POLICING.

Prohibits the issuance of warrants that permit entry by an officer to a house, store, or other building without first audibly declaring the officer's office and business, including no-knock warrants. Requires law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant at a house or a search warrant at a house, store, or other building to audibly declare the officer's office and business and wait at least thirty seconds for compliance before entry. Requires officers serving a warrant to do so in uniform.

 

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