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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 30, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) have been DELETED from the agenda: SB356, SD1

 

SB 233, SD1

(HSCR1117)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Authorizes the county directors of finance to enter into contracts with car dealerships and rental car companies for the registration of used motor vehicles. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 1316, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1174)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Requires the board of directors of an association of apartment owners, condominium association, cooperative housing corporation, or planned community association, upon receipt of a request for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system, to make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the request within sixty days. Strongly suggests the consideration by the board of documentation on transformer load capacity and an energy audit. (SB1316 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 46

Proposed HD1

Status

URGING CONGRESS TO EXEMPT THE DOMESTIC SHIPMENT OF GOODS TO AND FROM HAWAII, ALASKA, AND PUERTO RICO, FROM THE JONES ACT REQUIREMENT THAT THE TRANSPORTING SHIP BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES.

Proposed HD1: REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE ANALYSIS OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES

 

CPC, FIN

SB 743, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1079)

Status

RELATING TO ACTIVITY DESKS.

Requires an activity desk to designate a principal who shall be a signatory on and fully responsible for the client trust account. Specifies responsibilities regarding the designated principal. (SB743 HD1)

 

TOU, CPC

SB 379, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1036)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD.

Requires cottage food operators, who produce non-potentially hazardous food products in a home kitchen or farm kitchen for direct sale to consumers, to obtain a cottage food operation permit from the department of health. Establishes labeling requirements. (SB379 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 589, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1071)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Specifies the total number of property insurance policies that an insurer may non-renew in a lava zone during a state of emergency due to lava flow in that lava zone, with specific exceptions. Specifies that if residential property insurance is unavailable due to a moratorium on insurance policies in a lava zone during a state of emergency due to lava flow, the Hawaii property insurance association shall remove its moratorium; permits the Hawaii property insurance association to issue new policies and provide a maximum waiting period of six months for the policy coverage to take effect after the moratorium is removed. (SB589 HD1)

 

PBS, CPC

SB 356, SD1

(SSCR637)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Enables patients to obtain their medical records free of charge from medical facilities that have declared bankruptcy. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 987, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1070)

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. (SB987 HD1)

 

HED, CPC

SB 1010, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1188)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Allows a person who is not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State to provide legal services on a temporary basis in this State if the attorney provides services in association with or assists a Hawaii licensed attorney or as in-house counsel to an organization in another jurisdiction or to an affiliated entity or employee of that organization in the State. Requires the clerk of the supreme court to maintain a registry of all attorneys who are not licensed or authorized to practice law in the State, but provide services for a matter that is not being litigated in any court of the State. Makes conforming amendments to attorney licensure requirements. Effective 3/15/2038. (HD1)

 

JUD, CPC

HCR 168, HD1 / HR 104, HD1

(HSCR1049) /

(HSCR1048)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO STREAMLINE THE STATE'S WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROCESS.

 

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HCR 203 / HR 139

(HSCR1045) /

(HSCR1044)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A REVIEW ON THE EFFECT OF THE TRANSFER FROM MEDICAID TO PLANS ON THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR FOR NON-ELIGIBLE MEDICAID COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION RESIDENTS.

 

 

HUS/HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 131 / HR 6 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING REPORTS REGARDING STATE AGENCY ACTION TO ENSURE ACCESS BY RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CELLULAR AND BROADBAND SERVICES.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 134 / HR 82

(HSCR999) /

(HSCR998)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION.

 

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HCR 48, HD1 / HR 22, HD1

(HSCR908) /

(HSCR907)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS.

 

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HCR 60 / HR 30 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO WORK WITH THE MAJOR UTILITY INDUSTRIES IN THE STATE TO DEVELOP A MECHANISM TO COORDINATE REPAIRS TO DAMAGED UTILITY POLES.

 

 

CPC

HCR 62

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OPEN A DOCKET TO CONSIDER THE APPROPRIATENESS OF AMENDING THE REGULATORY STRUCTURE APPLICABLE TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES IN LIGHT OF ONGOING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 89 / HR 48 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF, AND DRAFT PROPOSED LEGISLATION RELATING TO, THE CARE OF RESCUED ANIMALS AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR, AND IMMUNITY FROM, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR THE CARE OF RESCUED ANIMALS.

 

 

CPC, 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

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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