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, January 28, 2008

TIME:

2:05 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2712

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates funds to the city and county of Honolulu for the development of a data encryption system.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2255

RELATING TO LIFE INSURANCE.

Eliminates insured employees as a source of funding the premiums for employee group life insurance policies. Eliminates requirement that the employee group life insurance policies must cover at least 10 employees at date of issue. Eliminates policy limits against loss due to death of a dependent other than the spouse of the insured employee under an employee group life insurance policy. Excludes the exercise of among corporate affiliates of a term conversion privilege from the applicability of laws relating to the replacement of life insurance policies and annuities.

 

CPC, LAB

HB 2256

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that it is not an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice for an insurer with a less than 10% market share to refuse to issue or renew a policy with a prospective insured unless the prospective insured contracts for another class or an additional policy of the same class of insurance with the same insurer.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2347

RELATING TO METAL.

Affirms that penalties in section 445-235, HRS, apply if scrap dealer violates either section 445-232 or 445-233, HRS.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2589

RELATING TO SCRAP METAL.

Requires scrap dealers to pay sellers of scrap only by check, issued no sooner than 5 days after the purchase, mailed to the seller. Requires the canceled check to be retained for 2 years and made available for inspection.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2553

RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Changes the method used to record the daily transactions of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, from a manual system to an electronic system.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2591

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Requires retailers to pay out in cash the balance of any gift card worth less than $5, if requested by the consumer.

 

CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE:

(No testimony will be accepted.)

 

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.

(Deferred from 01-24-08 hearing agenda.)

CPC, FIN

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair