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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) have been ADDED to the agenda:  HB518, HB1550

 

HB 1726

Status

RELATING TO MURDER.

Provides that first degree murder includes a case in which a victim is used as a shield or held as a hostage or for ransom.

 

JUD

HB 1516

(HSCR21-16)

Status

RELATING TO ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN FEE AGAINST CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS.

Clarifies that the internet crimes against children fee is to be assessed against every defendant who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony regardless of the nature of the offense.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2279

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1667

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1688

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii county office of the prosecuting attorney for the career criminal prosecution unit.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1912

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.

Establishes a task force to review administrative rules and recommend the repeal of rules that are no longer statutorily authorized.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1954

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Repeals exemption for calabash style anonymous campaign contributions – amounts that aggregate to less than $100 that are received from ten or more persons at the same political function.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2066

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

Limits the amount of campaign funds that may be spent by an elected official on memberships in civic or community groups or on protocol gifts to twice the allowable individual contribution amount.

 

JUD, FIN

 

                                                              RECONSIDERATION OF PRIOR DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

HB 1551

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Distinguishes the dissemination, distribution, and republication of campaign materials from other coordinated activities.  Specifies when the financing by any person of such dissemination, distribution, and republication shall not be considered a contribution to the candidate.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 518, HD1

(HSCR151)

Status

RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Establishes within the department of land and natural resources, a four-year public land lease pilot project in counties with a population between 170,000 and 200,000.  Authorizes lessees of public land to relinquish a lease. Provides for the disposition of the land and improvements at public auction after relinquishment.  (HB518 HD1)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:01 p.m.  No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

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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.

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair