THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Senator Karl Rhoads, Chair

Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Via Videoconference

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 385

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM TRUST CODE.

Enacts the Uniform Trust Code (2018).  Repeals the Uniform Trustees' Powers Act, Uniform Prudent Investors Act, and article VII (trust administration) of the Uniform Probate Code.

 

JDC

SB 402

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENTS FOR EXPENDITURES BY COMMITTEES.

Provides that expenditures by candidate committees may be made to reimburse other individuals (e.g., campaign volunteers) for expenditures advanced by those individuals, in addition to those advanced by the candidate.  Deletes "candidate reimbursements" from the category of expenditures that noncandidate committees must itemize in their reports since noncandidate committees are not allowed to receive or make loans pursuant to section 11‑335(c), HRS.

 

JDC

SB 404

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Increases the monetary threshold that requires disclosure of electioneering communications.  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, and election advertisements that are expenditures of an organization, as electioneering communications.

 

JDC

SB 405

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

Provides that excess contributions by nonresident contributors shall escheat to the Hawaii election campaign fund if not returned to the contributor within 30 days.

 

JDC

SB 406

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION STAFF.

Clarifies that Campaign Spending Commission personnel includes staff and that the staff may initiate complaints on behalf of the commission.

 

JDC

SB 413

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.

Excludes violation of privacy in the first degree, and certain subsections of violation of privacy in the second degree, from qualifying for deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea.

 

JDC

 

 

 

 

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Senator Karl Rhoads

Chair