THE SENATE
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair
Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice-Chair

MEASURES DEFERRED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

DATE:

Friday, February 27, 2015

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

SB379 SD1
(SSCR370)

Status and Testimony

RELATING TO FOOD.
Expands and creates new categories for homemade food processing for sale to the public.  Takes effect on 1/1/2016.  (SD1)

HTH/AGL, CPN

SB826
Status and Testimony

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 has been submitted to a vacation plan established by the developer of the project or by an affiliate of the developers.

CPN
[Measure added on 2/25/2015]

SB798 SD1
(SSCR393)

Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires a pain medication agreement to be executed between a patient and any prescriber of a narcotic drug within the State for use as pain medication under certain conditions.  Requires the administrator of the narcotics enforcement division to develop and make available a template of a pain medication agreement for use in the State.  Specifies the contents of the template.  (SD1)

HTH/PSM, CPN
[Measure added on 2/25/2015]

SB1219 SD1
(SSCR474)

Status and Testimony

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.
Allows the department of labor and industrial relations to set criteria for independent contractor status.  Establishes criteria for when the department shall presume an individual is an independent contractor.  Requires the department to certify independent contractors.  Allows independent contractors to provide a written copy of certification to each customer.  Places the burden of proving an employee-employer relationship on the certified independent contractor if the contractor files an unemployment insurance benefits claim against a customer.  Effective January 7, 2059.  (SD1)

JDL, CPN
[Measure added on 2/26/2015]

SB754 SD1
(SSCR57)

Status and Testimony

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.  (SD1)

TSI, CPN
[Measure added on 2/26/2015]

No testimony will be accepted.

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-586-6070.