HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. David A. Tarnas, Chair

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Kanani Souza

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

TIME:

2:00 PM

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1041

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Establishes the Illegal Fireworks Task Force within the Department of Law Enforcement to plan, coordinate, and engage in law enforcement operations to interdict illegal fireworks, develop a comprehensive strategic plan to stop the importation of illegal fireworks and explosives into the State, promote compliance with the fireworks control laws, and ensure the safety and security of airports, harbors, and other facilities and institutions in the State against the discharge of illegal fireworks and explosives. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 809

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Establishes the shipping container inspection program and appropriates funds for the shipping container inspection program. Requires the Department of Public Safety to submit reports to the Legislature on implementation of the shipping container inspection program. Appropriates funds.

 

JHA, CPC, FIN

HB 145

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Imposes a statewide limitation on consumer fireworks, except by permit for cultural events.

 

JHA

HB 208

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

Appropriates funds to the department of the attorney general to collect data and conduct a study on how to reduce criminal activity in Waikiki.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 480

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Defines "special interest vehicles" as vehicles that are at least 35 years old or vehicles modified to resemble vehicles that are at least 35 years old. Makes conforming amendments to provisions relating to street rod vehicles and street rod replica vehicles.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 538

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.

Authorizes planning or permitting agencies to enter privately owned residential real property, under certain specified conditions, to address violations of county zoning ordinances, rules, or regulations. Specifies that a property owner who receives a notice of violation and fails to remediate the violation within the county planning or permitting agency's specified time frame shall be fined a minimum of $1,000 per day, subject to a lien if the fines exceed $5,000, and subject to foreclosure proceedings if the property owner does not satisfy the lien within thirty days of notice and commence remediation of the violation.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 582

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.

Expands the time period by which a civil action for childhood sexual abuse may be initiated, including an otherwise time‑barred action. Authorizes a court to require personnel of legal entities to undergo training on trauma‑informed response.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 586

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Requires the Judiciary to develop, implement, and administer an automated court appearance reminder system that generates text message notifications for upcoming court appearances in certain types of cases. Appropriates funds.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 862

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Allows for judicial review of orders fixing minimum terms of imprisonment.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 863

Status

RELATING TO INITIATION OF PROSECUTION.

Specifies that a subsequent attempt to prosecute a felony using an alternative charging method, after the first attempt has failed, shall not be permitted unless certain conditions are met.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 864

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

Establishes and appropriates moneys for a 4-year Pacific cultural court pilot program in the family court of the first circuit.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 829

Status

RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.

Requires the court to appoint counsel to indigent parents upon the filing of a petition for custody or family supervision and make every effort to do so at the first hearing attended by the parents.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 1335

Status

RELATING TO ARRESTS.

Provides that after making an arrest, a police officer may issue to the arrestee an appearance ticket that states the date and time of the initial court appearance, and thereafter release the arrestee from custody. Broadens the range of offenses for which a police officer may issue a citation in lieu of making an arrest, provided that certain conditions are met. Effective 1/1/2024.

 

JHA

 

 

 

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair