COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE AND COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Friday, March 15, 2002

1:30 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2729

SD2

(SSCR 2493)

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Replaces references to chapters 415 and 415B (previous Business Corporation and Nonprofit Corporation Acts, respectively), with references to chapters 414 and 414D (new Business and Nonprofit Corporation Acts, respectively). Clarifies that business entity fees may be adjusted without regard to rulemaking.

CPC/JHA, FIN

SB 2732

SD1

(SSCR 2515)

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Updates the State's business registration laws to reflect modern business practices and department filing procedures.

CPC/JHA, FIN

SB 2730

SD1

(SSCR 2494)

RELATING TO MERGERS.

Expands and clarifies business merger laws.

CPC/JHA, FIN

SB 2093

SD1

(SSCR 2508)

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Prohibits insurance fraud in health insurance provided by accident and sickness insurance contracts, mutual benefit societies through medical indemnity or hospital service associations, and HMOs. Exempts insurance company investigators from criminal liability.

CPC/JHA

SB 233

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 1009-02)

RELATING TO CHIROPRACTIC.

Clarifies the practice of chiropractic to include referrals for laboratory tests, physical therapy, and massage therapy; clarifies articulations and manipulative therapies; defines "extraspinal"; and clarifies violations and penalties.

HLT, CPC/JHA

 

CPC only:

SB 2094

SD2

(SSCR 2524)

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT.

Removes sunset of Health Insurance Reimbursement Act; clarifies that a notice to a provider of a denied or contested claim is not required if the entity provides a monthly reimbursement report to the provider; requires entity to provide to providers a system to verify enrollee eligibility; limits the requirement of paying interest for interest accruals of at least $2; defines "clean claim".

CPC, FIN

SB 2733

SD2

(SSCR 2754)

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends the insurance code for internal consistency based upon enactment of the producer licensing law. Reinstates licensing scheme for managing general agents that was inadvertently repealed in Act 216, SLH 2001.

CPC, FIN

SB 2883

SD1

(SSCR 2800)

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes motor vehicle rental companies to sell insurance under a limited license.

CPC, FIN

SB 2723

SD1

(SSCR 2547)

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

Merges the Insurance Regulation Fund into the Compliance Resolution Fund.

CPC, FIN

SB 2743

(SSCR 2550)

RELATING TO CENTRAL SERVICE EXPENSES.

Deletes from the list of funds exempt from central service assessment the Compliance Resolution Fund (CRF) and the Insurance Regulation Fund (IRF).

CPC, FIN

SB 2724

SD2

(SSCR 2548)

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.

Reduces regulatory requirements for limited-equity housing cooperatives. Revises the licensure requirements for out-of-state real estate licensees who have previously met equivalent pre-licensing requirements by authorizing the Commission to enter into formal license reciprocity or recognition agreements. Streamlines regulatory requirements for condominium managing agents.

CPC, FIN

SB 2885

SD2

(SSCR 2790)

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides that a segregation of taxable income by a wireline telecommunications services provider is valid if not in conflict with tax rules. Effective July 1, 2050.

CPC, FIN

SB 2582

(SSCR 2544)

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

Increases the minimum allocation to the captive insurance administrative fund from $250,000 to $1.5 million. Eliminates the premium tax rate differential between pure captives and other captives. Establishes a declining premium tax rate schedule for all classes of captives.

CPC, FIN

SB 3040

SD2

(SSCR 2505)

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

Clarifies confidential treatment requirements of captive insurance companies; effective July 1, 2050.

CPC, JHA

SB 3031

SD1

(SSCR 2504)

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE.

Replaces article 1 of UCC with new article 1; makes conforming amendments.

CPC, JHA

SB 2289

SD1

(SSCR 2776)

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Gives a board of directors of a condominium association the authority to install telecommunications equipment; and to change current equipment due to changes in technologies or economic considerations.

CPC

SB 2341

SD1

(SSCR 2774)

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Requires that condominium property regimes located in special flood hazard areas be covered under a policy of flood insurance that complies with the National Flood Insurance Program and the Federal Insurance Administration.

CPC

SB 2290

SD1

(SSCR 2773)

RELATING TO INDEPENDENT BILL REVIEWERS.

Expands the types of credentials that may be substituted for domiciliary, experiential, educational, and examination requirements by an applicant for independent bill reviewer licensing.

CPC

SB 2725

(SSCR 2526)

RELATING TO NATUROPATHY.

Revises the accrediting standards for approved naturopathic schools to eliminate adverse consequences on applicants for licensure.

CPC

SB 2728

SD1

(SSCR 2522)

RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.

Makes a housekeeping amendment to provision relating to the voluntary termination of an escrow depository by eliminating redundancy.

CPC

SB 2734

SD1

(SSCR 2786)

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES.

Reduces regulatory requirements for commercial employment agencies by eliminating the requirement to license branch offices, exempting employer paid fee agencies from having to post a bond, and eliminating the requirement of employment agencies filing a yearly schedule of placement fees.

CPC

SB 2468

SD1

(SSCR 2520)

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Lowers the contract price threshold for the requirement of a contractor's license from $1,000 to $500.

CPC

HCR 29

HD1

(HSCR 531-02)

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE HAWAII PREPAID HEALTH CARE ACT, CHAPTER 393, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

LAB, CPC

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Friday, March 15, 2002

1:30 p.m.

Conference Room 308; State Capitol

AGENDA:

Decision making only (heard on February 25, 2002):

HB 1800

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET

Adjusts and reprioritizes State funding for fiscal biennium (FB) 2001-2003 based on November 2001 Council on Revenues estimates, by adjusting fiscal year (FY) 2002-2003 operating budget funding priorities; adjusting non-general fund authorizations; and adjusting and authorizing capital improvement projects for FB 2001-2003.

FIN

HB 2300

HD1

(HSCR 342-02)

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Provides Judiciary Supplemental Budget for fiscal year 2002-2003.

JHA, FIN

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS CONCERNS

Monday, March 18, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2375

SD1

(SSCR 2789)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO HIRE SECURITY GUARDS AND TO PURCHASE SECURITY CAMERAS FOR SENIOR AND DISABLED RESIDENCE COMPLEX.

Appropriates funds for security measures at State senior and disabled residence complex.

EDB, HSH, FIN

SB 2411

SD2

(SSCR 2697)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR MARKETING OF HAWAII PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

Appropriates an unspecified amount to DBEDT to market Hawaii products and services.

EDB, FIN

SB 2412

SD1

(SSCR 2552)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates $           to extend the economic development program of the small business development center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

EDB, FIN

SB 2540

SD2

(SSCR 2553)

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the Community-Based Economic Development Program of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

EDB, FIN

SB 2239

SD2

(SSCR 2535)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OCEANIC INSTITUTE.

Appropriates funds for projects to support the work of the Oceanic Institute, to be expended by the Department of Agriculture.

EDB, FIN

SB 2912

SD1

(SSCR 2787)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION.

Makes an appropriation to promote and market major aquaculture, algae, marine products, and research in biotechnology.

EDB, WLU, FIN

SB 2609

SD1

(SSCR 2690)

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Expands the definition of "call center" to include a business providing customer and technical support services to disease management services. Defines "disease management services".

EDB, FIN

SB 2383

SD2

(SSCR 2791)

RELATING TO TAXATION TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.

Expands the definition of "qualified hotel facility" to include property on which commercial or recreational use is permitted and offsite improvements necessary to service destination resort areas.

EDB, FIN

SB 2829

SD1

(SSCR 2716)

RELATING TO TAXATION OF PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED SIGHT OR HEARING OR WHO ARE TOTALLY DISABLED THAT ARE ENGAGED IN BUSINESS.

Provides the same general excise tax benefits to persons with impaired sight, hearing, or who are totally disabled regardless of the entity in which they choose to do business.

EDB, FIN

SB 2831

SD1

(SSCR 2749)

RELATING TO AN EXTENSION OF THE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Extends the benefits of the nonrefundable 4% residential construction and remodeling income tax credit to costs incurred to December 31, _____. Act 10, Third Special Session applies the credit to costs incurred before July 1, 2002.

EDB, FIN

SB 2907

SD2

(SSCR 2729)

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified investment at Ko Olina Resort and Marina.

EDB, FIN

SB 3021

SD2

(SSCR 2811)

RELATING TO MOTION PICTURE AND FILM PRODUCTION.

Expands the tax credit for motion picture and film production to include up to an unspecified amount of the costs of wages and salaries, capped at $25,000 per employee; includes commercials in motion picture and film production.

EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND USE AND COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Monday, March 18, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2810 SD2

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF LANDOWNER FOR SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENTS AND HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS.

Clarifies the definition of landowner eligible for coverage under safe harbor agreements and habitat conservation plans. Establishes consistent standards and processes for both public and private lands; clarifies that confidentiality protection is for private lands.

WLU/EEP, FIN

SB 2003 SD1

(SSCR 2660)

RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.

Requires all state agencies to: (1) designate an unspecified portion of maintenance budgets for water conservation retrofitting; and (2) comply with requests b y county water boards for voluntary reductions of water consumption.

WLU/EEP, FIN

SB 2802 SD2

(SSCR 2745)

RELATING TO LEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCERS.

Allows the BLNR to lease public lands to renewable energy producers through direct negotiation.

WLU/EEP, FIN

SB 2238 SD1

(SSCR 2662)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes the issuance of $50,000,000 in SPRBs for Wailuku River Hydroelectric Power Company, Inc.

WLU/EEP, FIN

SB 2812 SD1

(SSCR 2747)

RELATING TO NONCOMMERCIAL PIERS.

Authorizes the BLNR to lease, by direct negotiation and with recourse to public auction, State submerged lands for private nonresidential noncommercial piers.

WLU, FIN

SB 2795 SD1

(SSCR 2501)

RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.

Expands the DLNR's authority to possess or use chemicals and electrofishing devices that would normally be unlawful, when no other reasonable alternative is appropriate; expands the department's authority to permit non-consumptive activities that are otherwise prohibited by law; and clarifies that permits issued for chemicals and electrofishing devices include possession or use of such devices.

WLU, JHA

SB 2794 SD1

(SSCR 2500)

RELATING TO SECTION 17 OF ACT 85, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 1999.

Makes permanent certain statutory revisions to fishing laws temporarily enacted through Act 85, session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 1999. Allows the department to amend rules without amending statues.

WLU, FIN

SB 2309 SD1

(SSCR 2471)

RELATING TO WATERCRAFT.

Requires watercraft to have on board a properly functioning Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon ("EPIRB") or VHF-FM radio when watercraft is beyond one mile of shore.

WLU, JHA

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Monday, March 18, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 313

SD2

(SSCR 2784)

RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Repeals the June 30, 2002 sunset date of the law authorizing the establishment of the Air Carrier Commission. Repeals the June 30, 1993, collateral deposit deadline for loan guarantees.

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 410

SD3

(SSCR 2819)

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Repeals the requirement that the registered, but not legal owner of a vehicle being shipped interisland, provide the carrier with the legal owner's written consent. Requires the carrier to maintain records of the vehicle's shipment, including the vehicle's identification number, for a minimum of three years.

TRN, CPC

SB 2137

SD1

(SSCR 2730)

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Raises the child passenger restraint tax credit from $25 to $______ and expands the credit to include booster seats.

TRN, FIN

SB 2277

(SSCR 2685)

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.

Allows veterans to select more than one category of war or conflict with the use of decal stickers as an option to permanent imprint on license plate.

TRN, FIN

SB 2306

SD2

(SSCR 2648)

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes a passenger facility charge not to exceed $4.50 for each overseas or international passenger who uses a state airport.

TRN, FIN

SB 2307

(SSCR 2470)

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Amends law to ensure that Hawaii courts admit photogrammetric analysis of electronic photographs.

TRN, JHA

SB 2321

(SSCR 2763)

RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY.

Increases the age of mandatory child safety seat usage from 4 to 8 years old.

TRN, JHA, FIN

SB 2330

SD1

(SSCR 2739)

RELATING TO WHARFAGE FEES.

Exempts interstate and intrastate shipping cargo from wharfage fees at intermediate ports within the State.

 

 

SB 2335

(SSCR 2472)

RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Eliminates requirement that neighborhood electric vehicles display slow moving vehicle emblem.

TRN, JHA

SB 2337

SD2

(SSCR 2474)

RELATING TO RACING ON HIGHWAYS.

Provides different categories of penalties for those with prior convictions for racing; increases fines; requires forfeiture of vehicles for third offenses.

TRN, JHA

SB 2422

SD2

(SSCR 2764)

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Lengthens the time required between certain motor vehicle inspections. Exempts vehicles less than two years old from inspection.

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 2837

(SSCR 2513)

RELATING TO USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.

Specifies that a person who refuses a test for intoxication is ineligible for a conditional driving permit under administrative driver revocation.

TRN, JHA

SB 3049

SD2

(SSCR 2658)

RELATING TO BONDS.

Authorizes revenue bonds for facilities for a ferry system between Iroquois Point and Ford Island to Aloha Tower and Hilton Hawaiian Village Pier.

TRN, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Monday, March 18, 2002

9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECEIVING TESTIMONY AND DISCUSSION, THE COMMITTEE WILL BE CONDUCTING A HEARING ON THE FOLLOWING TWO BILLS (WHICH REFLECTS THE DELETION OF ITS CURRENT CONTENTS AND INSERTION OF NEW LANGUAGE) IN A PROPOSED AMENDED FORM:

SB 2761 SD2

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2602

PROPOSED HD1

Provides a consistent fee structure for permits relating to burial and disinterment administered by the DOH. Provides funds to help automate and modernize the process of registering death events. Provides a more streamline, efficient and convenient process for registering and recording births and deaths occurring in the State.

 

 

 

SB 2764

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2603

PROPOSED HD1

Creates a task force to explore different options to have access to vital statistic records to prove ancestry. Appropriates funds to be used to receive matching funds.

 

A COPY OF THE BILLS IN PROPOSED AMENDED FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 436, STATE CAPITOL.

 

SB 2982

RELATING TO HOSPITALS.

HLT, JHA

SSCR 2463

Requires hospitals to provide security of personal effects belonging to a patient that are necessary for the patients' health and well-being, including dentures, glasses, hearing aids, walking devices and prostheses.

 

SB 2776 SD1

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2607

Authorizes the department to assist in the implementation of a statewide poison information program.

 

SB 2777

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HLT, JHA

SSCR 2498

Allows a person, a person's guardian, or agent, or surrogate with legal authority, to make health-care decisions on behalf of the person to allow withholding cardiac resuscitation and artificial breathing or to revoke CCO-DNR documents.

 

SB 2763 SD2

RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2710

Establishes the Hawaii birth defects program and registry.

 

SB 2770 SD2

SSCR 2604

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES SPECIAL FUND.

HLT, FIN

Establishes the public health nursing services special fund for case management services in the public health nursing branch program to receive and expend Medicaid funds for medically fragile children; appropriates revenues from special fund for case management services & staff training in case management services.

 

 

 

HLT/HSH only:

   

SB 2234 SD2

RELATING TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

HLT/HSH,

SSCR 2509

Establishes the offense of sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorizes action against a license and property forfeiture based upon a conviction of this offense, creates offense of failure to maintain age verification records of exotic dancers.

JHA, FIN

SB 2768 SD1

SSCR 2781

RELATING TO ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Adds the requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act rules to the design requirements for State and county construction projects; clarifies application of state law to federal projects.

 

Decision making to follow.