HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Alex M. Sonson, Chair

Rep. Bob Nakasone, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Tommy Waters, Chair

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 24, 2008

TIME:

2:30 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HCR 254

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

CPC/LAB

HR 215

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

 

 

 

CPC/LAB

HCR 288

Status

REQUESTING A SUNRISE REVIEW ON THE REGULATION OF PERSONS WHO APPREHEND BAIL FUGITIVES.

 

 

CPC/JUD, LMG

HCR 146, HD1

(HSCR1245-08)

Status

URGING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION AND CORPORATE AUDIT OF THE HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION'S PRACTICE OF MAINTAINING AN EXCESSIVE SURPLUS, PROVIDING LARGE BONUSES TO STAFF, AND REIMBURSEMENT PATTERNS OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS TO DETERMINE IF THE CHARITABLE RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY JUSTIFIES ITS NONPROFIT STATUS.

HLT, CPC/JUD

HR 125, HD1

(HSCR1244-08)

Status

URGING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION AND CORPORATE AUDIT OF THE HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION'S PRACTICE OF MAINTAINING AN EXCESSIVE SURPLUS, PROVIDING LARGE BONUSES TO STAFF, AND REIMBURSEMENT PATTERNS OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS TO DETERMINE IF THE CHARITABLE RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY JUSTIFIES ITS NONPROFIT STATUS.

 

 

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HCR 368

Status

REQUESTING THE MAYOR OF MAUI AND THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH A REAL PROPERTY TAX STRUCTURE BASED ON THE CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 13 PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM.

CPC, FIN

HR 304

Status

REQUESTING THE MAYOR OF MAUI AND THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH A REAL PROPERTY TAX STRUCTURE BASED ON THE CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 13 PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM.

 

 

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 121

Status

ENCOURAGING REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS IN HAWAII TO INCORPORATE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES INTO THE DESIGN OF THEIR REAL ESTATE PROJECTS.

CPC

HR 103

Status

ENCOURAGING REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS IN HAWAII TO INCORPORATE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES INTO THE DESIGN OF THEIR REAL ESTATE PROJECTS.

 

 

CPC

HCR 256

Status

URGING HAWAII UTILITY COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE UTILITY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROCEDURE FOR THE TIMELY REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED OR UNSIGHTLY UTILITY POLES.

CPC

HR 217

Status

URGING HAWAII UTILITY COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE UTILITY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROCEDURE FOR THE TIMELY REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED OR UNSIGHTLY UTILITY POLES.

 

 

CPC

HCR 304

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO RULE THAT ALL SCHEDULE Q CONTRACTS SHOULD RECEIVE THE FULL AVOIDED COST PRICING AS WRITTEN IN THE EXISTING SCHEDULE Q ELECTRICITY RATE SCHEDULE FOR EACH UTILITY.

CPC

HR 254

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO RULE THAT ALL SCHEDULE Q CONTRACTS SHOULD RECEIVE THE FULL AVOIDED COST PRICING AS WRITTEN IN THE EXISTING SCHEDULE Q ELECTRICITY RATE SCHEDULE FOR EACH UTILITY.

 

 

CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to CPC Vice Chair, Room 315, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to CPC Vice Chair at 586-6161 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to CPCtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the CPC Committee Clerk at 586-6172 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

 

 

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Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Chair

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair

 

 

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Rep. Tommy Waters

Chair