STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1128-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   S.B. No. 2325

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to ensure that electrical, plumbing, and elevator work is performed competently, by:


(1)  Adding elevator mechanic work to the requirement that at least 50 percent of persons performing electrical or plumbing work on a job site be licensed; and


(2)  Providing that all licensed electricians, plumbers and elevator mechanics must visibly display their license while on the job site, and that those not displaying their license will not be counted toward the 50 percent requirement.


     The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1186, Hawaii Electricians Training Fund, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, and Otis Elevator Company supported this bill.  The Contractors License Board supported the intent of this bill.  The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations opposed this measure.  The Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by removing any references to elevator work and elevator mechanics.  Technical, nonsubstantive amendments were also made for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,