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:

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1653

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Incrementally phases in statewide elections by mail by the 2022 primary election. Assigns responsibilities between the State and counties for expenses related to mail elections for federal, state, and county offices. Requires clerks to send qualified voters their ballots forty-five days before an election. Establishes standards regarding hours of operation for absentee polling places. Specifies procedures for the counting of ballots. Makes an appropriation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1662

Status

RELATING TO WITNESSES.

Increases the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases from $145 to $200.  Increases the per diem payment supplement from $90 to $145, for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1144

Proposed HD1

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.

Proposed HD1: Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide victims of crime with specific rights related to the criminal justice process.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1561

Status

RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.

Amends nuisance abatement laws to authorize civil suits to abate violations of trespass offenses that involve the unlawful occupation of real property, including an order of abatement permanently prohibiting the perpetrators from residing in or entering into the subject real property.

 

JUD

HB 1559

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.

Prohibits civil asset forfeiture by reason of the commission of a covered offense, to the extent of the property owner's interest, unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1659

Status

RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.

Allows courts to authorize a person or entity, other than an officer of justice, to carry out a search warrant. Allows courts to authorize an officer to obtain technical assistance if the search warrant granted pertains to an electronic device or storage media.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2096

Status

RELATING TO ATTORNEYS.

Establishes an attorney's duty to report the unauthorized practice of law despite any applicable privilege.

 

JUD

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1592

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits certain restraints and activities relating to dogs. Specifies penalties.

 

JUD

 

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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair