HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 3089, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1205-22)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Prohibits the governor or mayor from suspending requests for public records or vital statistics records during a state of emergency. Allows for a reasonable delay in a department or state or county agency's response to a request as a result of extenuated circumstances. Clarifies that powers granted for emergency purposes shall not be construed as permitting actions inconsistent with the state constitution. Provides for greater clarity and specificity regarding the scope of suspensions of law. Clarifies that Hawaii's emergency management system includes coordination between State and county emergency management functions, where appropriate. Clarifies the legal framework governing the extension and termination of emergency periods. Defines "severe warning". Allows the legislature to, by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members to which each house is entitled, terminate a state of emergency, in part or in whole, declared by the governor. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, JHA

SB 3087, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1457-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT.

Creates a new chapter in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to reincorporate the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Repeals chapter 128F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, CMV, JHA

SB 2777, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1455-22)

Status

RELATING TO SEARCHES OF FEMALE INMATES.

Requires pat downs and searches of female inmates to be conducted by a female correctional facility employee unless the inmate presents a risk of immediate harm to self or others or risk of escape. Prohibits male correctional facility employees from entering areas where female inmates may be in a state of undress for the purpose of conducting a search unless an inmate in the area presents a risk of immediate harm to self or others or if there is a medical emergency in the area. Requires any prohibited search, pat down, or entry by a male correctional facility employee to be documented within three days of the incident, reviewed by the warden, and retained by the institution for reporting purposes. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)

 

CMV, JHA

SB 2091, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1456-22)

Status

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE PARDONS.

Establishes a comprehensive application process for executive pardons. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (HD1)

 

CMV, JHA

SB 2305

(HSCR1458-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.

Clarifies that the comprehensive offender reentry system provides programs and services that result in the timely release of inmates on parole when the minimum term, rather than the maximum term, has been served by the inmate.

 

CMV, JHA

SB 2279, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1219-22)

Status

RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.

Requires licensed used motor vehicle parts dealers to keep records of purchases and sales of catalytic converters and requires the sellers to file a written statement that the seller has the lawful right to sell and dispose of the catalytic converter. Establishes the felony offense of theft of catalytic converter. Increases the penalty for engaging in the business of purchasing or selling used motor vehicle parts and accessories without a license. Requires scrap dealers to keep records of purchases and sales of palladium, platinum, and rhodium. Exempts licensed scrap dealers from certain requirements when transacting the sale of catalytic converters with other licensed commercial vendors. Requires all scrap dealers to pay for palladium, platinum, and rhodium, and used motor vehicle parts dealers to pay for catalytic converters, by check. Requires each county police department to establish a database to collect and maintain reported information and to initiate education programs to encourage residents to take personal measures to prevent catalytic converter thefts. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 1211, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1445-22)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS.

Repeals the exemption for certain vehicles used by farmers from the motor carrier safety law. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 3140, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1401-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT MANDATORY REPORTING.

Requires the holder of a controlled substances registration to immediately verbally report the theft, embezzlement, fraud, or diversion of a controlled substance in the holder's inventory, with a subsequent written report. Establishes a misdemeanor penalty for a person who prevents another from reporting, or who knowingly fails to provide information as required. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 3141, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1402-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Amends the schedules for controlled substances under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act for purposes of conforming with updates in federal law. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 2032, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1434-22)

Status

RELATING TO GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY.

Establishes the Hawaii Genetic Information Privacy Act. Requires direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to adhere to certain requirements pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data. Deems any violation as an unfair or deceptive trade practice subject to associated penalties. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, JHA

SB 2137, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1274-22)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING.

Requires the department of health and pertinent county agencies to work together to resolve problems and complaints regarding clean and sober homes. Requires the department of health to educate the public on certain matters related to clean and sober homes. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, JHA

SB 3223, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1395-22)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Imposes penalty on both the person and firm upon finding of repeat violations of state law governing wages and hours of employees on public works. (HD1)

 

LAT, JHA

SB 3251, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1388-22)

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING GUIDES.

Requires that hunting guides obtain written permission from private landowners or other appropriate persons before hunting on private lands. As part of the licensing process, requires hunting guides to file the written permission with the department of land and natural resources' division of forestry and wildlife. Requires hunting guides to carry a copy of the written permission with them while hunting or guiding clients. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, AGR, JHA

SB 166, SD1

(SSCR2827)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Prohibits foreign nationals and foreign-influenced corporations from making independent expenditures, electioneering communications, or contributions to candidates or committees. Requires every corporation that contributes or expends funds of more than $1,000 in an election cycle in a state election to file a statement of certification regarding foreign influence. Requires recipients of corporate donations from expending funds for certain purposes unless the contributing corporation has certified that the corporation is not foreign-influenced. Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to obtain a statement of certification from each top contributor required to be listed in an advertisement. (SD1)

 

JHA

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair