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. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

CANCELLED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

This Hearing has been cancelled

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TIME:

4:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 928

Status

RELATING TO THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE.

Clarifies section 269-15(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, so that the Public Utilities Commission may order the Consumer Advocate, rather than the Director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, to appear in regulatory proceedings initiated by the Commission to enforce chapter 269, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and related requirements.

 

CPC

HB 1088

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes a working group to develop a short-term, five-year plan for net-zero-energy consumption for all public infrastructure owned by the State. Requires DBEDT to perform a benchmarking study on the energy use of all state facilities.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 264

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to establish a process for the creation of integrated energy districts.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 501

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Directs public utilities to establish discounted utility rates for agricultural activities.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 620

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires plastic products labeled as biodegradable, degradable, decomposable, or compostable to meet ASTM D6400 standards.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1507

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes a uniform minimum standard statewide on the use of plastic bags by retailers. Establishes a working group to study methods to reduce the use of all disposable bags.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1089, HD1

(HSCR243)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires motor vehicle safety inspections to be conducted every two years rather than annually. (HB1089 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 293, HD1

(HSCR37)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Allows those applying for liquor licenses to present a certificate of vendor compliance issued by Hawaii compliance express to establish they do not owe delinquent taxes, penalties, or interest. (HB293 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

HB 848

(HSCR46)

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Clarifies that under the Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program, institutions may request an administrative hearing pursuant to chapter 91, HRS, for proceedings concerning denials, suspensions, or terminations.

 

HED, CPC

HB 271

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARING.

Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond, letter of credit, or other financial assurance.

 

EDB, CPC

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair