HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TIME:

2:45pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 150

Status

RELATING TO SUNSHINE LAW.

Allows a board member to transmit certain government records to another board member provided that no commitment to vote is made.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 131

Status

RELATING TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION.

Clarifies that records that show a licensee's relevant experience, trade examination results, and adequate bonding are subject to disclosure.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 733

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.

Establishes requirements for the regulation of veterinary technicians and the practice of veterinary technology under chapter 471, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to veterinary medicine. Establishes provisions relating to registration requirements, educational requirements, limitations on use of titles, grounds for refusal to grant and revocation or suspension of registration, hearings, and criminal penalties. Requires the board of veterinary examiners to issue certificates of registration to applicants beginning on July 1, 2017.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 105

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Repeals the authority of a condominium board to require owners to pay the insurance deductible for damage to common elements affecting their units if the damage was not caused by them or did not originate from their units.

 

CPC

HB 275

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes provisions for condominium association annual meetings and quorum requirements. Permits the board of an association to employ and discharge the managing agent of an association, subject to a vote of a majority of the unit owners at an association meeting. Provides an exemption for a condominium project in which a majority of the units have been submitted to one or more vacation plans, or in which one or more units have been submitted to a vacation plan established by the developer of the project or by an affiliate of the developers.

 

CPC

HB 575

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires resident managers, managing agents, and condominium association boards to keep a record of the email addresses of condominium association members.

 

CPC

HB 375

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY.

Amends the thresholds for the exemption of real property from attachment or execution to be based upon the most recent real property tax assessment, regardless of value and for all types of property owners. Clarifies that attachment or execution does not apply to a debtor who is not delinquent in payment of income taxes, real property taxes, or mortgages. Bases the value threshold of certain personal property exempted from attachment and execution on the fair market value as adjusted by the consumer price index. Exempts child support moneys and tax refunds from the federal earned income tax credit and federal or state child support tax credit from attachment and execution.

 

CPC

HB 104

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURE.

Requires an association to offset any amount that it owes a unit owner against the amount of the assessment prior to an alternative power of sale foreclosure.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 380

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.

Requires member insurers of HPIA to offer a minimum number of policies proportionate to their market share on properties that are situated in the areas designated for coverage by the insurance commissioner and that have been previously and continuously insured since 06/01/2014. Prohibits HPIA from issuing or continuing a moratorium on issuing policies on those same properties.

 

CPC

HB 925

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to insurance.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 926

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Updates title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to health insurance.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 410

Status

RELATING TO AUDITING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Mandates a periodic management and financial audit of the Public Utilities Commission by the State auditor.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 420

Status

RELATING TO THE AUDIT AUTHORITY OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Mandates a periodic audit of certain public utilities by the Public Utilities Commission for managerial, financial, and environmental compliance.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 745

Status

RELATING TO FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS.

Gives various types of fiduciaries access to the digital assets of the principal.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 781

Status

RELATING TO THEFT OF PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

Establishes a class C felony for theft of personal electronic devices that may be used to store or retrieve personal information.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 349

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.

Regulates electronic smoking devices as cigarettes for purposes such as cigarette and tobacco taxes, smoking restrictions, tobacco products reporting, and tobacco liability.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Persons submitting testimony on the day of the hearing MUST submit 22 copies at the hearing. Staff will not be able to make copies. 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: 22 copies (including an original) to Room 304 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6211 (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.

 

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 586-6266 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.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair