THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Senator Karl Rhoads, Chair

Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Via Videoconference

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 312

      Proposed SD1

      Status & Testimony

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

Proposes a symbolic constitutional amendment to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections.  (SD1 Proposed)

 

Copies of the proposed SD 1 are available from the Senate Document Center and on the Legislature's website:  www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

JDC

SB 2740

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM.

Allows the judiciary to compensate guardians ad litem for involuntary hospitalization and assisted community treatment petitions at a rate higher than existing statutory guidelines.  Makes an appropriation.

 

JDC, WAM

SB 2388

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Requires disclosure of electioneering communications to occur on the date of any subsequent expenditures for electioneering communications.

 

JDC

SB 2087

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu as a grant-in-aid for the victim witness assistance program.

 

JDC, WAM

SB 2088

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CAREER CRIMINAL PROSECUTION UNIT.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu as a grant-in-aid for the career criminal prosecution unit.

 

JDC, WAM

SB 2347

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Requires the language and meaning of any proposed constitutional amendment and ratification question to be simple, concise, and direct to the extent practicable.  Allows the presiding officers of the Legislature to request a written opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the legality of a proposed amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution and the corresponding constitutional ratification question.  Requires the supreme court to provide a written opinion within 48 hours of receipt of the request.  Requires, for any written opinion by the supreme court that invalidates a constitutional ratification question, a detailed and specific explanation of the reasons for this opinion.  Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion.

 

JDC, WAM

SB 2390

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Increases the number of associate judges on the Intermediate Court of Appeals from five to six.  Appropriates funds.

 

JDC, WAM

 

 

 

 

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Senator Karl Rhoads

Chair