HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON INTRASTATE COMMERCE

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Chair

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 66

Status

RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.

Adopts the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act, which: expands the definition of "athlete agent", who shall register with the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, to include individuals who, for compensation or the anticipation of compensation, serve a student athlete as a financial advisor or business manager; requires reciprocity for athlete agents who are registered in more than 1 state; strengthens requirements for athlete agent contracts; and strengthens requirements under which athlete agents shall notify the educational institution at which a student athlete is enrolled.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1147

Status

RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.

Requires barber, beauty operator, and instructor licensees under the board of barbering and cosmetology to complete a one-time, one-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 112

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires a tax clearance before a professional or vocational license may be issued or renewed. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2020.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1154

Status

 

 

RELATING TO THE OWNER-BUILDER EXEMPTION.

Requires owner-builders to provide proof of withholding taxes and workers' compensation insurance. Amends fines for failure to comply with statute.

 

IAC, LAB, FIN

HB 332

Status

RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.

Requires check cashers to be registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Requires a check casher to offer a voluntary payment plan under certain circumstances. Provides the structure for voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices required of check cashers. Removes the exemption from the regulations of check cashers for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1109

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Establishes procedures for an out-of-state individual licensed as a certified public accountant or certain accountancy firms to be granted practice privileges in this State by the board of public accountancy if the licensee or firm meets certain qualifications and requirements for substantial equivalency. Makes conforming amendments to the laws relating to public accountancy to reflect practice privileges.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 272

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Except for requirements under federal law and section 269-7 and 269-16.9, exempts a public utility providing basic exchange service to every county in the State or any affiliate or parent of such public utility from chapter 269 and the jurisdiction of the PUC and consumer advocate. Exempts a public utility providing basic exchange service to every county in the State from financial report requirements. Repeals language requiring approval of the PUC prior to a telecommunications carrier charging a higher rate for basic exchange service than the rate included in the carrier's filed tariff. Allows any public utility providing basic exchange service to every county in the State to issue stocks and stock certificates, bonds, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness payable at periods of more than twelve months after the date thereof, for any purpose, without securing approval of the PUC. Exempts telecommunications carriers from utility rate regulation and ratemaking procedures and provisions relating to valuations, regulatory flexibility for effectively competitive services, cross-subsidies, and access to advanced services. Allows any public utility providing basic exchange service to every county in the State to sell, lease, assign, dispose of, or encumber its property by any means without approval of the PUC, provided that the utility notifies the PUC in writing of such a transaction within 30 days. Exempts any transactions by public utilities providing basic exchange service to every county in the State from provisions regulating relations with an affiliated interest and contracts with affiliates filed and subject to PUC action and issuance of voting stock restrictions.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 567

Status

RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.

Requires persons who manufacture, sell, offer for sale, lease, or distribute a product that makes content accessible on the Internet to include digital blocking capability that renders human trafficking hubs, child pornography, revenge pornography, and pornographic material inaccessible. Requires these persons to establish and maintain a reporting system for content that is improperly blocked and applicable content that is not blocked. Allows consumers to disable the blocking capability if the consumer fulfils requirements, including paying a fee for deposit in the human trafficking victim services fund. Establishes the misdemeanor offense of intentionally failing to include digital blocking capability. Establishes the human trafficking and child exploitation prevention special fund to provide grants for various purposes. Effective 7/1/2020.

 

IAC, JUD/CPC, FIN

HB 269

Status

RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE.

Authorizes the sale of stored property insurance by self-service storage facility owners under certain conditions. Requires self-service storage facility owners to hold a limited lines license in order to sell, solicit, or offer coverage under a stored property insurance policy.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. 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.

 

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Rep. Takashi Ohno

Chair