HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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:

Monday, January 25, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2017

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Extends the power to appoint county liquor administrators to the county liquor control adjudication boards.

 

CPC

HB 2027

Status

RELATING TO DISHONORED CHECKS.

Clarifies that payees or holders in due course may assess a service charge up to $30 for a dishonored check.

 

CPC

HB 2028

Status

RELATING TO GROUP LIFE INSURANCE.

Requires insurance commissioner approval of the issuance of group life insurance policies that cover other than the listed groups. Expands group disability insurance to include groups other than the listed groups.

 

CPC

HB 1906

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires holders of professional or vocational licenses to provide to the department of commerce and consumer affairs a tax clearance issued by the department of taxation as a condition to license issuance or renewal.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1927

Status

RELATING TO OWNER-BUILDERS.

Amends Chapter 444 by: (1) Allowing an exemption for the sale or lease of a property by an owner builder prior to the expiration of the one-year prohibition period in the event of hardship; (2) Defining when a construction or improvement is completed; (3) Exempting improvements of less than $10,000 in value; (4) Exempting lenders and mortgages in cases of non-judicial foreclosure; (5) Creating a rebuttable presumption that an owner or lessee is in violation when more than one exemption is obtained within five years. Increases the handyman exemption to $2,000.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2033

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that any condominium developed after 7/1/06 is subject to chapter 514B, HRS; limits condominium maps to two dimensional renderings.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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 (including an original) to the CPC Vice Chair, Room 316, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to the CPC Vice Chair at 586-6221 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islanders with no e-mail access);

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

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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 586-6173 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