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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 30, 2009

TIME:

2:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

HCR 41 has been added to the agenda.

 

SB 55, SD1

(SSCR180)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Repeals permit requirement for accounting firms to engage in public accountancy. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 133, SD2

(HSCR1099)

Status

RELATING TO UTILITIES.

Requires the public utilities commission to implement a program to achieve lifeline electricity rates for qualified residential electricity customers. (SD2)

 

HUS, CPC

SB 1065, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1291)

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Exempts, under certain conditions, sales of electricity generated by NELHA from renewable energy sources from regulation by the public utilities commission when those sales are made to users located on adjacent property that is leased from the State. (SB1065 HD1)

 

EEP/EBM, CPC

SB 606, SD2

(HSCR1077)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Gives boards of directors authority to install or allow the installation of solar energy or wind energy devices on the common elements of condominiums. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 420, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1074)

Status

RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.

Amends the title of chapter 455 to "naturopathic medicine" and amends references therein; defines "naturopathic medicine"; changes the name of the board of examiners in naturopathy to the board of naturopathic medicine and authorizes the board to make rules; authorizes temporary license to licensed out-of-state naturopathic physicians in a declared public health emergency. (SB420 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 426, HD1

(HSCR1114)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Amends dental licensing laws so that a dentist enrolled in an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited dental residency program can be granted a temporary license for the duration of the program. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB426 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 933, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1222)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE OF DENTISTS.

Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a community service license to practice dentistry while the person is in the employment of the department of health. Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a temporary license to practice dentistry while the person is contracted by the department of health to conduct dental education and training. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB933 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 936

(HSCR1113)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATES.

Repeals the requirement for a sanitation certificate to be issued for county business licenses for the operation of a lodging or tenement house, group home, group residence, group living arrangement, hotel, or boarding house. The City and County of Honolulu no longer requires business licenses for these facilities because of Act 35, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, so the sanitation certificate is unnecessary for Oahu. The counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii never required a sanitation certificate for these types of businesses.

 

HLT, CPC

SB 940, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1304)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires direct payment for the provision of pre-hospital ambulance treatment and transport services. Requires insurance entities contracting with the State to provide Medicaid coverage to enter into written contracts with a minimum of 50 percent of hospitals and providers in their coverage area. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB940 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HR 128

Status

URGING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO ALLOW DEVELOPERS AND ATTORNEYS TO SUBMIT CONDOMINIUM REGISTRATION FILINGS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT.

 

 

CPC

HCR 41

Status

REQUESTING A SUNRISE ANALYSIS OF LOCKSMITHS.

 

 

CPC, LMG

HCR 219

Status

HR 188

 

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO RECOMMEND PROCEDURES AND LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE CEMETERY AND PRE-NEED FUNERAL AUTHORITIES TO COMPLY WITH UNCLAIMED PROPERTY LAWS UNDER CHAPTER 523A, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 221

Status

HR 190

 

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS AND THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY TO IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE PET PROTECTION PROGRAM FOR DOGS AND CATS.

 

 

CPC, JUD

HCR 265

Status

HR 235

 

REQUESTING A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE CABLE TELEVISION DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

 

 

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