HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TIME:

2 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) has been ADDED to the agenda:  HR21

 

HB 1668

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JUDGES.

Increases the number of district judges in the Second Circuit by 1.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2191

Status

RELATING TO APPELLATE JURISDICTION.

Amends appellate jurisdiction of the supreme court and the intermediate appellate court to conditions as they existed prior to July 1, 2006.  Reestablishes criteria for assigning appeals.  Reestablishes requirement that most appeals be filed with the supreme court instead of the intermediate appellate court.  Eff. 7/1/2019.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2194

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Provides that a court of inferior jurisdiction may certify to the Hawaii Supreme Court a question or proposition of law on which the court of inferior jurisdiction seeks instruction for the proper decision of a remanded case.  Requires the Supreme Court to answer the question within 15 calendar days.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1768, HD1

(HSCR72-18)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Permits public inspection and duplication of salary ranges, rather than exact compensation, for legislative employees.  (HB1768 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD

HB 2364, HD1

(HSCR181-18)

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM.

Establishes the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness center and transforms the approach of juvenile justice to a therapeutic model.  (HB2364 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 1687

Status

RELATING TO PUBLICATION OF ELECTION NOTICES.

Provides that whenever an election officer is required to issue a public notice in a statewide or county publication, the publication requirement is satisfied upon the submission of the notice to the publication, provided that the notice is also posted on the website associated with the election officer.

 

JUD

HB 1767, HD1

(HSCR119-18)

Status

RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Prohibits access to Mauna Kea Science Reserve and Waipio Valley, except through the use of a low-gear four-wheel drive vehicle.  Requires tours of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve and Waipio Valley to obtain a Certification for Hawaii's Professional Tour Guides.  Authorizes the counties and University of Hawaii to appointment individuals to enforce the restrictions.  (HB1767 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 1908

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Prohibits multiburst trigger activators.

 

JUD, CPC

HB 2071, HD1

(HSCR126-18)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes a Law Enforcement Standards Board for the certification of county police officers, state public safety officers, and employees of the Departments of Transportation, Land and Natural Resources, Taxation, and Attorney General with police powers.  Establishes the Law Enforcement Standards Board Special Fund.  Appropriates funds.  (HB2071 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2051

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY.

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

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2139, HD1

(HSCR89-18)

Status

RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION.

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, in any state educational program or activity, or in any educational program or activity that receives state financial assistance.  (HB2139 HD1)

 

EDN/HED, JUD, FIN

HB 2267, HD1

(HSCR167-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.

Establishes the State Highway Enforcement Program and related fund within the Department of Transportation.  Establishes a parking violation surcharge to be imposed by courts in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on state highways.  (HB2267 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2541

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020, and allows any election to be conducted by mail prior to the 2020 primary election, in whole or in part, as determined by the chief election officer or county clerk, as appropriate.  Establishes a limited number of voter service centers that would remain open from the tenth business day preceding an election through the day of the election to receive personal delivery of mail-in ballots, accommodate voters with special needs, offer same day registration and voting, and provide other election services.  Allows for additional places of deposit for personal delivery of mail—in ballots.  Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program.  Requires the office of elections to submit a report to the legislature prior to the convening of each regular session from 2019 through 2023, regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1724, HD1

(HSCR20-18)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Expands the poster requirement to massage therapy establishments that employ three or more people.  Increases the penalties for violations of the poster requirement and deposits the penalties in the human trafficking victim services fund.  Allows the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to contract with any state or county department or agency for implementation or enforcement.  (HB1724 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2203, HD1

(HSCR245-18)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes an enforcement division in the Department of the Attorney General.  Transfers to the Department of the Attorney General Enforcement Division the law enforcement activities of the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement; Department of Public Safety state law enforcement officers and narcotics enforcement investigators with the Narcotics Enforcement Division; and Department of Transportation Harbors Division.  Repeals the sunset of Act 116, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, as amended by section 4 of Act 101, SLH 2015.  (HB2203 HD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HR 21

Status

URGING THE HAWAII CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY AND THE HAWAII STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TO ANALYZE AND ASSESS THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.

 

 

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. 

 

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Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Chair