HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sharon E. Har

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 11, 2013

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1066

(SSCR460)

Status

RELATING TO SECURITIES LAW.

Clarifies, corrects errors, and amends Hawaii's securities laws.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1071, SD2

(SSCR801)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Modernizes the State's financial institutions law, codified as chapter 412, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Replaces individual fees for Hawaii banks and nondepositories for specific regulatory items with one assessment. Increases and clarifies bank powers. Clarifies the authority of the commissioner of financial institutions. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1072, SD2

(SSCR725)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates the Insurance Code by streamlining and improving the operations of the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and ensuring that the Insurance Division retains its accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 499, SD1

(SSCR580)

Status

RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY.

Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property (real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements). Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1258, SD1

(SSCR551)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Requires real estate appraisers, acting as arbitrators, to record arbitration awards, the records of the awards, if separately issued, and any supplementary, dissenting, or explanatory opinions with the bureau of conveyances within ninety days of the determination of the award and its notification to the parties. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1067, SD2

(SSCR787)

Status

RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.

Requires escrow depositories to report any change of their corporate designated escrow officer or branch manager to the Commissioner of Financial Institutions; establishes a statutory fee for the transfer or change in control of an escrow depository license; increases the fidelity bond maintained by escrow depositories to a minimum of $100,000; increases the errors and omissions policy amount escrow depositories are required to carry to not less than $250,000; increases fees; provides powers for the commissioner to supervise and regulate the industry; empowers the commissioner to issue cease and desist orders; increases net capital requirement to $100,000. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 960, SD1

(SSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Establishes a notice of postponement or cancellation of sale requirement under part IA, chapter 667, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to judicial foreclosures. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 41, SD1

(SSCR564)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.

Clarifies the role of a local contact for operators of transient accommodations under Act 326, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 633

(SSCR456)

Status

RELATING TO UNLICENSED CONTRACTING ACTIVITIES.

Prohibits the value of any work done by a unlicensed contractor to be used as an offset for the value of the property calculated in unlicensed contractor fraud cases.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 66, SD1

(SSCR641)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Makes the financial disclosure statements of members of specific state boards and commissions holding official authority over permitting or licensing of land use related matters, water use related matters, or the regulation of public utilities public documents and available for public inspection and duplication. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1042, SD2

(SSCR763)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Improves the flexibility of the public utilities commission to hire professional staff. Clarifies staff who may be appointed by the chairperson of the commission. Repeals existing position staff descriptions for the commission under Act 177, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1039

(SSCR471)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Consolidates the submission of reports made by the Public Utilities Commission on a fiscal year basis to the Legislature within the Commission's annual report required under section 269-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 200

(SSCR509)

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Requires licensed social workers to complete a minimum of fifteen credit hours of continuing education courses for the licensing renewal period beginning July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016, and forty-five credit hours of continuing education courses during each licensing renewal period, for the period beginning July 1, 2016, and thereafter.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 668, SD2

(SSCR808)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments beginning after 12/31/2013. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1337, SD2

(SSCR578)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH WELLNESS PROGRAMS.

Amends the definitions of "gambling" and "something of value" to clarify that participation in health wellness programs is not considered gambling or lottery participation under the Hawaii penal code. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 9, SD1

(SSCR497)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits persons convicted of cruelty to animals in the first degree and second degree from possessing, owning, or residing with any pet animal for a minimum of five years and one year, respectively, from the conviction date. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

HR 29

Status

CONCERNING PERMISSION OF RAFFLES AS A MEANS OF FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

 

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair