Judiciary and Labor Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Judiciary and Labor Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate. It was formed for the 2011 session. Prior to that, it was divided between the Judiciary and Government Operations Committee and the Labor Committee.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The purview of this committee includes those programs relating to the courts; crime prevention and control, including juvenile justice matters; criminal code revision; statutory revision; campaign spending and elections; ethics; constitutional matters; the Attorney General, Public Defender, and Judiciary; individual rights and civil liberties; public officers and employees; labor; employment pportunities and training; labor-management relations; collective bargaining; the Employees' Retirement System; and the Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Judiciary and Labor Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (1)
Clayton Hee, ChairSamuel Slom
Maile Shimabukuro, Vice Chair
Mike Gabbard
Les Ihara, Jr.

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 21-9)
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.