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, March 18, 2009

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 603, SD1

(SSCR512)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Requires the public utilities commission to classify the State's local exchange intrastate telecommunications services as fully competitive. Sets maximum retail rate cap. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 298, SD1

(SSCR466)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Increases the amount that condominium associations may recover in maintenance fees from the foreclosure of a condominium apartment from $1,800 to $3,600. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 574, SD1

(SSCR469)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Extends the condominium dispute resolution pilot project until 6/30/11. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 595, SD1

(SSCR571)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIMES.

Allows the board of directors of an association to allow owners to install antennas for amateur radios. Requires a written statement of the reasons for a denial. (SD1)

 

CPC

HCR 16, HD1

(HSCR769)

Status

ENCOURAGING STATE AND COUNTY ACTION TO STIMULATE INDIVIDUAL SAVINGS AND DEVELOPMENT OF CREDIT AND TO FORMULATE AN INVENTORY OF BANKING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO LOW-INCOME PERSONS AND THOSE WITH NO CREDIT HISTORY IN THE STATE.

 

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HCR 43, HD1

(HSCR652)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO INVESTIGATE HEALTH RISKS AND POTENTIAL ENERGY USES OF POLYSTYRENE FOOD CONTAINERS AND TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS AND GROCERY BAGS.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 84

Status

REQUESTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION AND THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE TO CONVENE JOINT INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE SALE OF THE INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER BY VERIZON HAWAII, INC. WAS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ACQUIRING THE INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER AND OPERATING IT AS A COOPERATIVE VENTURE.

 

 

CPC, LMG

 

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: 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