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:

Monday, March 24, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2584, SD2

(HSCR1151-08)

Status

RELATING TO HONEY.

Recognizes honey as an agricultural commodity. (SD2)

 

 

AGR, CPC

SB 2258, SD1

(HSCR1139-08)

Status

RELATING TO THE WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 BOARD.

Deletes quorum by proxy and authorization for a board member to vote by proxy submitted in writing to the board. Permits quorum to be established by the physical presence of any 6 members of the board. (SB2258 SD1)

 

PSM, CPC

SB 2169, SD1

(HSCR1206-08)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Establishes winery class of liquor license. Authorizes wineries to sell wine for consumption off-premises. (SD1)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 2826, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1207-08)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Transfers responsibility for procurement training from Department of Human Resources Development to State Procurement Office; provides that training is to be mandatory for procurement officers as determined by the State Procurement Office, and elective for county officers. (SB2826 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 3027, SD2

(HSCR1131-08)

Status

RELATING TO OSTEOPATHY.

Includes doctors of osteopathy in the medical doctors chapter (chapter 453) so that the board of medical examiners may treat medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy in the same manner; repeals osteopathy chapter (chapter 460, Hawaii Revised Statutes). (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2159, HD1

(HSCR1265-08)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.

Repeals sunset provisions for chapter 453D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to licensed mental health counselors. Adds licensed mental health counselors to the list of mental health practitioners receiving covered benefits. (SB2159 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 1805, SD1

(HSCR1096-08)

Status

RELATING TO GENETIC COUNSELORS.

Establishes a licensure program for genetic counselors. Effective July 1, 2008. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 1809

(SSCR2558)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires scheduling of special association meetings by petition to be set no later than 60 days from receipt of petition. Clarifies that petitioners may send out notice of meeting and proxies at associations expense if secretary or managing agent fails to do so.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair