HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Chair

Rep. Ken Ito, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 23, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 605, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1080)

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Requires the department of health to add the dBC decibel weighting system to the current dBA decibel weighting system for purposes of community noise control. Sets permissible maximum sound levels for nighttime and grants the DOH and the county liquor commission the authority to enforce these limits. Directs DOH, DLIR, and the county liquor commission to develop recommendations for a permanent maximum sound level, in decibels. (SB605 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 892, SD1

(SSCR579)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates references in insurance code and updates continuing education requirements for insurance licensees. (SD1)

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 967, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1057)

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law and clarifies sections of chapter 329 relating to controlled substances. Authorizes administrative inspections of the premises and records other than financial data, for establishments such as pharmacies that are authorized to dispense controlled substances. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB967 HD1)

 

PBS, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1142, SD1

(HSCR1005)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.

Authorizes physician assistants to sign certain documents; to provide emergency medical care without supervision; to administer immunizations; to prescribe medications for patients suffering from human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome without preauthorization; limits liability of physician assistants under good Samaritan laws. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1263, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1041)

Status

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

Updates the regulation of tattoo artists and tattoo shops in the State. (SB1263 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE:

Previously heard on Monday, March 16, 2009.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 1218, SD2

(SSCR721)

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS.

Allows the commissioner of financial institutions to regulate, license, examine, and enforce laws regulating mortgage brokers and loan originators. Repeals chapter 454, HRS, relating to mortgage brokers and solicitors. (SD2)

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

 

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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PAPER: 1 (one) copy to CPC Vice Chair, Room 316 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to CPC Vice Chair at 586-6221 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

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Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Chair

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair