HB 1959

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION DIRECTING THE LEGISLATURE TO REFRAIN FROM ENACTING LAWS THAT AFFECT CONSUMERS UNLESS THE LAW IS BENEFICIAL TO CONSUMERS (ConAm)

By Representative(s) HERKES

Keywords: BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, CIRCUIT COURT, CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEEDINGS, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, CONSUMER PROTECTION, LEGISLATURE

Report Title: Const. Amend.; Consumer Law

Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment directing the legislature to refrain from enacting laws that directly affect consumers unless the law is beneficial to consumers.

 1-21-00        H Introduced and passed First Reading                      
 1-24-00        H Referred to the committees on CPC/EDB, and then
                  referred to 1. JHA 2. FIN , referral sheet 4
 1-27-00        H Bill scheduled to be heard by CPC/EDB on Monday,
                  01-31-00 at 6:00 P.M. in House conference room 325.
 1-31-00        H The committees on CPC/EDB recommend that the
                  measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED.
 1-31-00        H The votes in CPC were as follows:9 Ayes: Rep.(s)
                  Menor, Lee, Chang, Herkes, Yoshinaga, Halford, Rath,        
                  Thielen, Whalen; Ayes with reservations: Rep.(s)
                  Kaho`ohalahala, Morita; 1 Noes: Rep.(s) Takumi; and         
                  3 Excused: Rep.(s) Cachola, Garcia, Hiraki; and
 1-31-00        H The votes in EDB were as follows:10 Ayes: Rep.(s)
                  Herkes, Luke, Abinsay, Chang, Espero, Ito, Suzuki,
                  Halford, Rath, Whalen; Ayes with reservations:
                  Rep.(s) Ahu Isa, Kaho`ohalahala; none Noes: Rep.(s)         
                  ; and 1 Excused: Rep.(s) Morihara
 2-11-00        H Reported from the committee on CPC/EDB (Stand. Com.
                  Rep. No. 115-00), recommending passage on Second
                  Reading and referral to the committee on JHA
 2-11-00        H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee         
                  on JHA
 2-11-00        H The vote was as follows:  45 aye(s), with none
                  voting no and Representative(s) Abinsay, Cachola,
                  Herkes, Okamura, Souki, Yoshinaga excused