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 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:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2145

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Allows individuals attempting to claim unclaimed property from the State to assert ownership through affidavit.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2033

RELATING TO CRIME.

Creates a new criminal offense of unlawful distribution of adware or spyware if a person knowingly transmits prohibited computer software, adware, or spyware to a computer to obtain the owner's personally identifiable information or control the computer, and makes the offense a class B felony.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2251

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Requires any residential real property equity purchaser to provide homeowner with certain disclosures. Requires notices and sales contracts to be in writing, and provides cooling off period for homeowner to cancel sale contract.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2254

RELATING TO BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Prohibits the deceptive use of the name or trademark of a financial institution or its affiliates or subsidiaries. Establishes $10,000 fine for violations.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1970

RELATING TO PREPAID CALLING CARDS.

Requires companies selling prepaid calling cards to disclose the terms and services of the cards. Makes a violation of disclosure requirement an unfair or deceptive act or practice.

 

CPC

HB 2123

RELATING TO UTILITIES.

Establishes a utilities coordinating council to coordinate the orderly planning and installation, removal, or relocation of underground facilities.

 

CPC, TRN, FIN

HB 2248

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Provides that a reciprocal insurer and its attorney-in-fact are considered a single entity for general excise tax purposes.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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;

     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 Room 315 in the State Capitol; or

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

 

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 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. Tommy Waters

Chair

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair