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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 273

Status

RELATING TO THE REAL ESTATE LICENSEES.

Excludes licensed real estate brokers and salespersons from the definition of "distressed property consultant" in the Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act, and adds to real estate licensing laws prohibitions against certain conduct by licensed real estate brokers and salespersons that specifically relate to distressed property.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1076

Status

RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD PREVENTION ACT TO REAL ESTATE LICENSEES.

Excludes real estate licensees from the definition of distressed property consultant in Act 137, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, the Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act, and adds to section 467-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, prohibitions against certain conduct by real estate licensees that specifically relate to distressed property.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1695

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGES.

Makes various amendments to the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 874

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.

Prohibits transfer fees required by a deed restriction or covenant. Effective 11/1/09.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1561

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS.

Specifies that acting as a real estate broker and salesperson pursuant to a real estate license does not constitute the practice of law.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1602

Status

RELATING TO APPRAISALS.

Requires a real estate appraiser to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice when acting as an appraiser or arbitrator in an arbitration to determine the value or rental of real estate.

 

CPC

HB 997

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Modifies the composition of the contractors license board to require that at least 3 members of the board to be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the speaker of the house of representatives and at least 3 from a list submitted by the president of the senate.

 

CPC, LMG

HB 1030

Status

RELATING TO METAL.

Removes sunset clause in Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which contains a repeal date of July 1, 2009.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1414

Status

RELATING TO METAL.

Repeals the 07/01/09 "sunset" date in Act 53, SLH 2008, that established the misdemeanor offense of theft of beer keg and imposed recordkeeping requirements on scrap metal dealers that purchase beer kegs. Effective 06/30/09.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 164

Status

RELATING TO PREPAID CALLING CARDS.

Requires companies selling prepaid calling cards to disclose the terms and services of the cards. Makes a violation of disclosure requirement an unfair or deceptive act or practice.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1316

Status

RELATING TO TORTS.

Abolishes joint and several liability for design professionals except when design professional's degree of negligence is 25% or more.

 

CPC, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

Decision making only on the following measures that were previously heard on Thursday, January 29, 2009.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 508

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires a business to provide commercial motor vehicle insurance coverage for delivery persons who use their own motor vehicles to make deliveries for the business.

 

CPC, EBM

HB 206

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES.

Bars credit reporting agencies from charging consumers who are at least 65 years old a fee for placing, lifting, or removing a security freeze on their credit reports. Provides an expedited manner for temporarily lifting a security freeze.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 447

Status

RELATING TO PAYDAY LENDING.

Requires check cashing (deferred deposit) businesses to register with DCCA, post and provide consumers with rate, fee, and other information, keep records, and report to DCCA; regulates payment plans; exempts check casher fees and interest from general excise tax; regulates retailers who occasionally cash checks.

 

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; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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.

 

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 586-6196 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