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 20, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 937, HD2

(HSCR941)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING TRADES.

Specifies educational requirements for the electrician trade. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB937 HD2)

 

LAB, CPC

HB 2093, HD1

(HSCR369-08)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Requires motor vehicle insurers to reduce the rates of any individual who successfully completes a driver improvement course. (HB2093 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 2372, HD1

(HSCR99-08)

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARE PLANS.

Exempts from the time share law the offer or sale of an additional interest in a time share plan to an existing purchaser in the same time share plan; provided that certain conditions are met. Exempts from the time share law the offer or sale by a developer, in Hawaii, of a time share interest in a time share plan located outside of Hawaii to an individual who currently owns a time share interest that was purchased from the developer, or the developer's affiliates; provided that certain requirements are met.

 

TAC, CPC

HB 2887, HD1

(HSCR430-08)

Status

RELATING TO TATTOOING.

Exempts experts in the practice of Kakau, traditional Hawaiian tattooing, from current tattoo licensure laws. (HB2887 HD1)

 

WLH, CPC

HB 2165

(HSCR225-08)

Status

RELATING TO NURSING.

Allows a master's degree candidate in a nursing program who has completed the pre-licensure component of the program to apply for a license by examination to practice as a registered nurse.

 

HED/HLT, CPC

HB 2169, HD1

(HSCR384-08)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Changes the name of the "Board of Medical Examiners" to the "Hawaii Medical Board". (HB2169 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2224

(HSCR187-08)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires insurers that offer health care coverage to the regular employees of any group or association to offer the same coverage to part-time employees working at least 15 hours per week; insurance commissioner to report on Act's cost-benefit to the 2010 legislature; sunsets July 1, 2010.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2449, HD1

(HSCR354-08)

Status

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM CERTAIN TOXIC PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of products for young children that contain bisphenol-A or phthalates. Requires manufacturers to choose safe alternatives. (HB2449 HD1)

 

HLT, 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