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THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO
    EVALUATE EXISTING CONSTRUCTION LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING
    TO NEW RESIDENTIAL OWNERS WHO REQUIRE REMEDIAL WORK. 


 1        WHEREAS, the purchase of a new home is the largest
 2   purchase made by most Hawaii residents and consumers; and
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 4        WHEREAS, when the purchase involves a newly-constructed
 5   home, remedial work is sometimes required after the sale; and
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 7        WHEREAS, the relative responsibilities of the parties
 8   regarding remedial work is sometimes unclear, may involve many
 9   different contractors, and may involve third party warranties;
10   and
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12        WHEREAS, the relative responsibilities of the parties
13   regarding remedial work is often dictated by standard industry
14   practice in a manner that may be unclear to consumers; now,
15   therefore,
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17        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
18   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, that the
19   Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is requested
20   to evaluate existing construction laws and practices, evaluate
21   the extent of the protection provided to purchasers of new
22   residential property requiring remedial work, and offer
23   possible solutions that will enhance the existing level of
24   protection; and
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26        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in its inquiry, the DCCA is
27   requested to collaborate with members of the construction
28   industry and related industries and report its findings and
29   recommendations to the Legislature no later than twenty days
30   prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2001; and
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32        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
33   Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Commerce and
34   Consumer Affairs, the General Contractors Association of
35   Hawaii, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii, the

 
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 1   Associated Building Contractors Association of Hawaii, and the
 2   Subcontractors Association of Hawaii.
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