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 10, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2292

(SSCR2104)

Status

RELATING TO AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES.

Requires that an agreement to operate or share an automated teller machine may not prohibit, limit, or restrict the right of the owner or operator of the automated teller machine to charge a customer transaction fee.

 

CPC

SB 2191, SD2

(SSCR2750)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Requires the public utilities commission to study one priority region for each county statewide to develop with input from the utilities a plan for the undergrounding of overhead utility lines for health and safety purposes. Funds for the study shall be appropriated out of the public utilities commission special fund. (SB2191 SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2770, SD1

(SSCR2614)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Exempts motor vehicle insurers from being required to make available to the insured, at the insured's option, personal injury protection benefits through managed care, if there are fewer than 5 managed care providers or equivalent entities within 25 miles of the claimant. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 2315, SD2

(SSCR2774)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Recognizes that a reciprocal insurer and its attorney-in-fact shall be considered as a single entity for tax purposes and not be subject to general excise taxes in order to avoid the effect of double taxation. (SB2315 SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2314, SD1

(SSCR2613)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Allows an exception for small insurers with less than five per cent of the health insurance market share to offer different types of benefits in a single unified policy. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2407, SD1

(SSCR2301)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS.

Prohibits financial institutions and mortgage brokers with an interest in a real estate transaction involving an appraisal from improperly influencing the reporting, result, or review of a real estate appraisal. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2454, SD1

(SSCR2108)

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES.

Requires a mortgagee to provide the telephone number of an attorney located and licensed in Hawaii as the contact individual, and authorizes this individual to provide information to qualified callers. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 3196

(SSCR2639)

Status

RELATING TO LEASE TO FEE CONVERSION.

Grants lessees a right of first refusal contingent upon a lessor displaying an objective intent to sell or its acceptance of an offer to purchase.

 

CPC

SB 2627, SD1

(SSCR2674)

Status

RELATING TO COPPER PURCHASES.

Requires scrap dealers and recyclers to pay for copper purchases by check. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2782, SD2

(SSCR2607)

Status

RELATING TO METAL.

Includes stainless steel beverage containers in laws intended to prevent theft and resale of copper. (SD2)

 

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; 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 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