CAPWATCH: First Lateral Update

CAPWATCHCAPWATCH 2016
HOUSE & SENATE JUSTICE BILLS

FIRST LATERAL UPDATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

BILLS THAT ARE ALIVE AND MOVING

 

HB 1559 HD1  CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE   JUD,FIN

Prohibits civil asset forfeiture by reason of the commission of a covered offense, to the extent of the property owner’s interest, unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted.

SAN BUENAVENTURA, BELATTI, BROWER, CREAGAN, KEOHOKALOLE, LOPRESTI, NAKASHIMA, SAY, TAKAYAMA

1.20.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB1559_HD1_.pdf

2.9.16 JUD PASSED w HD1

Read JUD Testimony:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB1559_TESTIMONY_JUD_02-09-16_.PDF

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SB 2480 SD1  AUDIT OF CORRECTIONAL COMMISSARIES  PSM,WAM

Appropriates funds for the auditor to conduct an audit of the correctional facility commissaries.   NISHIHARA, BAKER, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, WAKAI, Espero

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2480_SD1_.pdf

1.25.16 PASSED 1st Reading

2.2.16   PSM PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2480_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-02-16.PDF

2.8.16   PASSED 2nd Reading – Referred to WAM

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SB 3034 SD1  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RE VICTIMS’ RIGHTS  JDL,WAM

Proposes a constitutional amendment to guarantee rights to victims of crimes and their surviving family members. KEITH-AGARAN, BAKER, GALUTERIA, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, TOKUDA, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Kim, Slom, Wakai                                      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB3034_SD1_.pdf

1.29.16 PASSED 1st Reading

2.10.16 JDL  PASSED w/ SD1

Read JDL Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB3034_TESTIMONY_JDL_02-09-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB3034_TESTIMONY_JDL_02-09-16_LATE.PDF

 

HB 1144 HD1              CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RE VICTIMS’ RIGHTS                                   JUD,FIN

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.                            TAKAYAMA, AQUINO, HAR, ICHIYAMA, NAKASHIMA, YAMASHITA

1.29.15 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB1144_HD1_.pdf

2.9.16   JUD  PASSED w/ HD1

Read JUD Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB1144_TESTIMONY_JUD_02-09-16_.PDF

 

HB 2001 HD1  COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND SENTENCING REFORM  PBS,FIN              

Establishes a Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform in the Governor’s Office. Requires the Commission to develop a statewide framework of sentencing and corrections policies to further reduce the State’s incarcerated population by 25% by year 2025. The Commission shall also develop a plan to reduce spending on corrections and reinvest in strategies to increase public safety and  reduce recidivism.  MIZUNO, BELATTI, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, FUKUMOTO CHANG, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, KEOHOKALOLE, KOBAYASHI, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, POUHA, SAIKI, SAY, SOUKI, TAKAYAMA, TSUJI, Choy, DeCoite

1.29.15 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB2001_HD1_.pdf

2.4.16   PBS PASSED w/ HD1

Read PBS Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2001_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-04-16_.PDF

2.9.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2630 SD1  SALE OF CRAFTS BY INCARERATED PERSONS   PSM,WAM

Allows committed persons to create approved products and crafts that may be sold through the correctional industries program to the public. Requires that all moneys collected from the sale of products and crafts to be deposited into either the correctional industries revolving fund or the committed person’s account. Repeals the prohibition of the sale of such products on the open market.                ESPERO, NISHIHARA

1.25.15 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2630_SD1_.pdf

2..216   PSM  PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2630_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-02-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2630_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-04-16_.PDF

2.8.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2629 SD1  PU`UHONUA COMMISSION   PSM, WAM

Establishes the puuhonua commission within the department of public safety to help post-incarcerated persons, probationers, and parolees reintegrate into society. Creates county advisory committees to advise the commission. Establishes a special fund.  ESPERO, INOUYE, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Galuteria

1.25.15 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2629_SD1_.pdf

2.2.16   PSM  PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2629_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-02-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2629_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-02-16_LATE.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2629_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-04-16_.PDF

2.8.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2198 SD1  REENTRY PILOT PROJECT; NONVIOLENT, LOW-RISK OFFENDERS; ($)   PSM/JDL,WAM

Extends the reentry pilot project for nonviolent, low-risk drug offenders. Makes an appropriation. Repeals on  6.30.18 ESPERO, BAKER, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, Galuteria, Slom 1.22.16 1.

1.22.16 PASSED 1Sst Reading                                      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2198_SD1_.pdf

2.16.16 PSM  PASSED w/ SD1

2.17.16 JDL PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2198_TESTIMONY_PSM-JDL_02-10-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2198_TESTIMONY_PSM-JDL_02-10-16.PDF

 

SB 2912 SD1  SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM   PSM,JDL

Amends chapter 353E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to reflect nationally recognized best practices in the statewide, integrated programming for sex offenders, and to identify the coordinating body for the sex offender treatment program as the “sex offender management team.” Exempts the statewide integrated sex offender treatment program from the requirements of chapter 92, HRS. GOVERNOR

1.27.16 PASSED 1Sst Reading

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2912_SD1_.HTML

2.4.16 PSM  PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2912_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-04-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2912_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-04-16_LATE.PDF

2.11.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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HB 2391 HD1  DPS – EARLY RELEASE OF CERTAIN MISDEMEANANTS   PBS,JUD

Defines the circumstance for the Director of Public Safety to release pre-trial and sentenced misdemeanants at community correctional ctrs. (SB 2920) GOV

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB2391_HD1_.HTM

1.27.15 PASSED 1st Reading

2.11.16   PBS  PASSED w/ HD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2391_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-11-16_.PDF

2.17.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2631  APPROPRIATION FOR WORK FURLOUGH PROGRAMS   PSM,WAM

Appropriates funds to the department of public safety for the expansion of work furlough programs.

ESPERO, NISHIHARA, Baker                                        http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2631_.pdf

1.25.15 PASSED 1st Reading

2.2.16   PBS  PASSED AS IS

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2631_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-02-16.PDF

2.8.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2147 SD1  ELECTRONIC MONITORING   PSM/JDL,WAM

Establishes an alternative incarceration pilot program with mandatory electronic monitoring under the DPS for parolees and the judiciary for probationers. Establishes criteria for eligibility, conditions, and retake.$. Repeals on          12/31/2019. GABBARD, HARIMOTO, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Chun Oakland, Galuteria, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Riviere, Slom 1.22.16 PASSED 1st Reading                              http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2147_SD1_.pdf

2.16.16 PSM  PASSED w/ SD1

2.17.16 JDL PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM/JDL  Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2147_TESTIMONY_PSM-JDL_02-10-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2147_TESTIMONY_PSM-JDL_02-10-16_LATE.PDF

2.19.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

HB 2387  WIGGLING OUT OF ACT 139 – JUSTICE REINVESTMENT   PBS,JUD

Includes misdemeanor offenses under chapter 134 (Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons), HR S, to the offenses that disqualify parolees from the provisions of Act 139, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012.     (SB 2916)

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                                      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2387_.pdf

2.11.16 PBS PASSED AS IS

Read PSM/JDL  Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2387_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-11-16_.PDF

2.17.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

SB 2916  WIGGLING OUT OF ACT 139 JRI (6 mos for 1st dirty drug screen on parole)

Includes misdemeanor offenses under chapter 134 (Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons), HRS, to the offenses that disqualify parolees from the provisions of Act 139, Session Laws of Hi 2012.               GOVERNOR’S PKG

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                                      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2916_.pdf

2.11.16 PSM PASSED AS IS

Read PSM/JDL  Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2387_TESTIMONY_PBS_02-11-16_.PDF

2.18.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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HB 1774 HD1  OUTREACH TO HOMELESS YOUTH   HUS,FIN

Appropriates additional funds for outreach to homeless individuals and families, as well as homeless             unaccompanied youth. Appropriates funds to the department of human services.                MORIKAWA, CREAGAN, JOHANSON, KOBAYASHI, LOWEN, MIZUNO, SAIKI, TAKUMI, DeCoite, Evans, Hashem, Onishi, Oshiro

1.22.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB1774_HD1 .pdf

2.2.16   HUS  PASSED w/ HD1

Read PBS Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB1774_TESTIMONY_HUS_02-02-16_.PDF

2.8.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2755  LE EMPLOYMENT STDS AND TRAINING BD   PSM/CPH, JDL/WAM

Establishes a law enforcement employment standards and training board responsible for developing statewide standards for employment and training for county and state law enforcement officers who carry firearms and wear a badge. Provides for a public comment period during the development of employment standards and training, with an implementation date of July 31, 2019. Appropriates funds by establishing a special fund.

ESPERO, BAKER, DELA CRUZ, GALUTERIA, GREEN, HARIMOTO, IHARA, INOUYE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, WAKAI, Kim, Kouchi, Rivierehttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2755_.pdf

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading

2.11.16 PSM/CPH  PASSED AS  IS

Read PSM/CPH Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2755_TESTIMONY_PSM-CPH_02-11-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2755_TESTIMONY_PSM-CPH_02-11-16_LATE.PDF

2.18.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

SB 2833 SD1  LOW INCOME RENTER’S CREDIT   HOU,WAM

Increases funding for affordable rental housing development by making the State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more valuable. Reduces State Tax Credit period from ten to five years.  KOUCHI

1.22.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2833_SD1_.pdf

2.4.16 HOU  PASSED w/ SD1

Read HOU Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2833_TESTIMONY_HOU_02-02-16_.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2833_TESTIMONY_HOU_02-02-16_LATE.PDF

2.18.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

SB 2300 SD1  LOW INCOME RENTERS CREDIT   HOU,WAM

Adjusts the low-income household renter’s credit by increasing the maximum value of the credit amount to $150 per qualified exemption for households, and adjusts the income threshold to allow households with an adjusted gross income of less than $60,000 to claim the credit. ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, Baker, Dela Cruz

1.25.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2300_SD1 .pdf

2.4.16 HOU  PASSED w/ SD1

Read HOU Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2300_TESTIMONY_HOU_02-09-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2300_TESTIMONY_HOU_02-11-16_LATE.PDF

2.18.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

HB 2744 HD1  LOW INCOME RENTERS CREDIT   HSG,FIN

Amends the low-income housing tax credit by removing provisions related to subawards issued under section 1602 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Clarifies the allocation of tax credits for pass-through entities. Bases the amount of the tax credit on whether or not a building is financed by tax-exempt bonds. Removes reference to Internal Revenue Code sections regarding the application of at-risk rules and limitation of passive activity losses and credits.  ITO, HASHEM, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, Creagan

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB2744_HD1 .pdf

2.8.16 HSG  PASSED w/ HD1

Read HSG Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2744_TESTIMONY_HSG_02-08-16_.PDF

2.19.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

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SB 2392 SD1   NALOXONE   CPH/JDL, WAM

Creates immunity for individuals who prescribe, possess, or administer an opioid antagonist such as naloxone hydrochloride during an opioid-related drug overdose. Authorizes emergency personnel to administer naloxone hydrochloride. Requires medicaid coverage for naloxone hydrochloride. Exempts pharmacists and pharmacies from licensure and permitting requirements, except for drug storage requirements, for storing and distributing pioid antagonists. Makes an appropriation for drug overdose recognition, prevention, and response, including the distribution and administration of naloxone hydrochloride.    BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, English, Gabbard

1.25.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2392_SD1_.pdf

2.12.16 CPH/JDL  PASSED w/ SD1

Read CPH/JDL  Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2392_TESTIMONY_CPH-JDL_02-12-16.PDF

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2392_TESTIMONY_CPH-JDL_02-12-16_LATE.PDF

2.19.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

 

SB 2917 SD1  CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION FROM EIS LAW   PSM,WAM

Creates an exemption from Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §343-5 for a jail facility to be built adjacent to Halawa Correctional Facility and funding therefore and makes clarifying amendments.               GOVERNOR’S PKG

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2917_SD1_.pdf

2.16.16 PSM PASSED w/ SD1

Read PSM Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/SB2917_TESTIMONY_PSM_02-16-16.PDF

2.19.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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SB 2679  CHECK CASHING; DEFERRED DEPOSITS; FEES; ANNUAL % RATE  CPH

Specifies a customer has the right to rescind a deferred deposit by returning the principal amount used to fund the deferred deposit within a specified time frame. Permits customers to convert a deferred deposit into an installment loan plan in certain circumstances and specifies requirements for the installment loan plan. Protects against harmful collection practices. Defines annual percentage rate. Requires a check casher to provide a written agreement to a customer that clearly discloses specific information relating to the cost and fees associated with the deferred deposit, among other things. Caps the annual percentage rate at no more than thirty-six per cent for deferred deposit of a personal check. Permits prepayment of deferred deposit agreements with no additional fees. BAKER, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, TOKUDA, Taniguchi                                           http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2679_.pdf

1.25.15 PASSED 1st Reading

2.19.16 CPH PASSED

Read CPH Testimony: 

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HB 2561 HD1  PENAL CODE REVIEW BILL (135 PAGES)   JUD,FIN

Enacts recommendations of the penal code review committee convened pursuant to HCR155, SD1 (2015).Rhoads (BR)

1.27.15 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB2561_HD1_.pdf

2.5.16 JUD PASSED w/ HD1

Read JUD Testimony: 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB2561_TESTIMONY_JUD_02-05-16_.PDF

 

SB 2964  PENAL CODE REVIEW BILL    JDL

Enacts recommendations of the penal code review committee convened pursuant to HCR155, SD1 (2015).

KEITH-AGARAN, SHIMBUKURO                                                 http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2964_.pdf

1.27.15 PASSED 1st Reading

 

HB 2773  VOTING RIGHTS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS  JUD

Repeals statutory provisions that disenfranchise incarcerated persons. Provides for the determination of residency of and delivery of ballots to incarcerated persons.        ING      http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB2773_.pdf

1.27.16 PASSED 1st Reading

2.19.16 JUD

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HB 1046 HD1   WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT   JUD,FIN

Provides compensation and services to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted of a crime and imprisoned. RHOADS, MIZUNO, TAKUMI, WOODSON

1.28.16 PASSED 1st Reading                                       http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HB1046_HD1_.pdf

2,2.16 JUD PASSED w/ HD1

Read JUD Testimony:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2016/Testimony/HB1046_TESTIMONY_JUD_02-02-16_.PDF

2.18.16 PASSED 2nd Reading

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