HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1183

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Creates program for comprehensive public funding of candidates for the offices of state senator and representative. Repeals the eligibility of candidates for the offices of state senator and representative for public funds under the existing partial public financing program. Appropriates funds to the campaign spending commission to prepare for the comprehensive public funding program in 2016, including staff support.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1144

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.

Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution guaranteeing that victims of crime and their surviving immediate family members have specific rights related to information pertaining to and participation in the criminal justice process.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 327

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

Prohibits legislators and employees of legislators from holding any fundraiser during a regular legislative session or special session. Repeals $25 per person contribution threshold for the applicability of fundraiser requirements and restrictions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1408, HD1

(HSCR205)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.

Requires the counties to repair and maintain private roads that have been previously maintained by the county and surrendered to the county after the absence of any act of private ownership over the road for five years. Requires the legislative body of a county to accept the dedication or surrender of a private road in cases where the private road is used by the public without restriction and has a history of being maintained by the county or State. (HB1408 HD1)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 813, HD1

(HSCR215)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out certain limitations placed on task force members from those placed on legislators. Makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from taking action in the exercise of the legislator's legislative functions. (HB813 HD1)

 

LMG, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure was previously heard on February 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1199

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires law enforcement agencies to adopt and implement a written policy on domestic violence committed or allegedly committed by agency law enforcement officers. Establishes standards, training deadlines, administrative procedures, and reporting requirements.

 

JUD, FIN

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 305 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6180 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair