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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 988, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1229)

RELATING TO PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY.

Authorizes the public utilities commission, after first assessing beneficial impacts, to establish a photovoltaic rebate program to all grid-connected residential, community-center, and small business utility customers within electric utility service areas. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1992, HD1

(HSCR29-08)

RELATING TO MEDICAL LIABILITY.

Addresses medical malpractice insurance costs by capping non-economic damages at $250,000, establishing a limit of $3,000,000 for noneconomic damages determined by the court to be catastrophic damages, and requiring that economic damages be allocated based upon proportionate percentage of negligence. Sunsets June 30, 2013. (HB1992 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 3325, HD1

(HSCR36-08)

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM LAND SALES PRACTICES ACT.

Exempts offers or dispositions of interests in time share plans from the Uniform Land Sales Practices Act. (HB3325 HD1)

 

TAC, CPC, JUD

HB 2409

RELATING TO AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES.

Requires that an agreement to operate or share an automated teller machine may not prohibit, limit, or restrict the right of the owner or operator of the automated teller machine to charge a customer transaction fee.

 

CPC

HB 2460

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Allows condominium associations to invest funds in certificates of deposit through the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service network.

 

CPC

HB 2894

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Allows for the restatement of planned community association documents.

 

CPC

HB 3305

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Makes amendments to the recodified condominium law in chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify and improve implementation of its provisions.

 

CPC

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING:

(No public testimony will be accepted.)

 

HB 656

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Holds grantee of a unit jointly and severally liable with the grantor for delinquent assessments against the grantor.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 3331

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Specifies matters that are subject to mediation. Permits unsatisfied parties to mediation to pursue arbitration after 30 days.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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; or

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).

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.

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair