HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

TIME:

2:01 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1647

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT JUDGES.

Increases the number of district judges in the second judicial circuit by one.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1517

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Provides that the commission of certain offenses of assault in the presence of the victim's minor child is an aggravating factor in the sentencing of the defendant convicted of the offense.

 

JUD

HB 1580

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.

Appropriates funds for grants to maintain and expand the weed and seed strategy, which is a collaborative effort to reclaim, restore, and rebuild communities. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1550

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Increases the amounts of fines that may be assessed against persons other than individuals for campaign spending violations. Allows the campaign spending commission to recover its costs from violators. Directs moneys collected for costs to be deposited in the Hawaii election campaign fund.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1553

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Clarifies: (1) the due dates of preliminary, final, and supplemental reports to be submitted to the campaign spending commission; and (2) that the supplemental report due on January 31 must be filed every year.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1579

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the office of elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center and share information with counties to encourage voter participation and ensure integrity of voter registration rolls. Appropriates moneys.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1590

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the Chief Election Officer to select a letter of the alphabet by lot and arrange candidate names on ballots in alphabetical order by last name, beginning with the randomly selected letter. Requires notice to voters that the candidates may not necessarily be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot by a method suited for all voting systems. Directs the Chief Election Officer to establish procedures to implement this new procedure applicable to elections in the next two year election cycle following the effective date.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 305 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony. . Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6437 or email your request for an interpreter to [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair