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, January 30, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 3046

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF CHARITABLE GIVING.

Requires registration with the Attorney General of most charitable organizations before they can solicit funds; adds other requirements for charitable organizations and related matters.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 3054

RELATING TO CHAPTER 480, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Clarifies antitrust and unfair competition law with regard to who can sue in certain instances, including when having made indirect purchases.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

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 1710

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Amends section 35 of Act 164 SLH 2004 to remove sunset and reenactment of section 514B-146, HRS, relating to assessments and liens with respect condominiums.

 

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

HB 1845

RELATING TO ATTORNEYS' FEES.

Establishes a graduated schedule of reasonable attorneys' fees for cases pertaining to an association's collection of delinquent assessments, foreclosure of liens, and enforcement of the Condominium Property Act and related rules and regulations.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 3298

RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S FEES.

Limits the recovery of attorney's fees in matters relating to condominium delinquent assessments, foreclosure of liens, or enforcement of any provision in the association's governing documents, to no more than twenty-five percent of the principal amount due.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2408

RELATING TO MORTGAGE BROKERS.

Revises the law regulating mortgage brokers.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2920

RELATING TO FRAUD PREVENTION.

Requires notary public to place seal over a succinct phrase describing document being notarized and to separately record a description of the document. Authorizes attorney general to adopt rules to prevent fraudulent use of notarized documents.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2997

RELATING TO TORTS.

Abolishes joint and several liability for design professionals except when design professional's degree of negligence is twenty-five per cent or more.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 3080

RELATING TO PROPERTY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Grants public utilities the authority to transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of property, without prior approval from the Public Utilities Commission, under circumstances calling for timely, decisive action in order to aid a customer whose operations have been disrupted due to unforeseeable events.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 3170

RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

Stipulates that only the last four digits of an individual's social security number shall be listed on judgments, orders, or decrees endorsed and recorded in the Bureau of Conveyances or Land Court.

 

CPC, JUD

 

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 CPC Vice Chair, Room 315 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to CPC Vice Chair, 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 Chair's 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