There is another Legislative session this coming Monday at the State Capitol.  You are welcome to attend in person to provide testimony, or submit testimony in writing.  In order to be heard at the hearing, testimony must be received 24 hours in advance.  You should all be getting very good at creating a 1-5 page summary by now.  Please see the bills being proposed below.  These are:  HB 1884, HB 1885, HB 1936, HB 1913.

DATE:  Monday, January 25, 2010
TIME:  8:30am
PLACE:  State Capitol, 415 South Beretania St., Honolulu,  Rm. 329


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A G E N D A

HB 1884
Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Establishes the domestic violence task force to facilitate discussions concerning policies to address domestic violence in Hawaii and then report to the legislature.

HUS, JUD, FIN
HB 1885
Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.
Extends the sunset date of the electronic monitoring program to July 1, 2011.  Requires the Judiciary to submit a report to the 2011 Legislature on concerns and recommendations to improve the global positioning satellite tracking system.

HUS, JUD, FIN
HB 1936
Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Establishes a program in the family court for the registration of child custody evaluators.  Allows board of family court judges to adopt certification of child custody evaluators.

HUS, JUD, FIN
HB 1913
Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.
Makes fear of domestic or sexual violence a good cause for not accepting otherwise suitable, available work.


DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:
·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;
·     The Committee the comments are directed to;
·     The date and time of the hearing;
·     Measure number; and
·     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:
PAPER:  One copy (the original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;
EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or
WEB:     For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page.

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns.  This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

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 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

Rep. John M. Mizuno
Chair

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