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, February 1, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2304

Status

RELATING TO LICENSURE.

Requires at least half of all elevator mechanics at a construction job site to be licensed and requires elevator mechanics, electricians, and plumbers to wear their licenses at the job site.

 

CPC

HB 2136

Status

RELATING TO DISTRIBUTIONS BY NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Permits current distributions by nonprofit corporations to its nonprofit members and affiliates, provided that the distributions are in accordance with the distributing nonprofit corporations' purposes and will not jeopardize their liquidity.

 

CPC

HB 2302

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Transfers responsibilities for developing and implementing statewide technology policies from the Department of Accounting and General Services to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Creates the position of chief information officer. Creates and funds the shared services technology special fund.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2360

Status

RELATING TO INTRASTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.

Clarifies that the public utilities commission shall treat retail intrastate telecommunications services as fully competitive. Clarifies that the fully competitive designation shall not apply to services provided according to the statutory obligations of telecommunications carriers.

 

CPC

HB 2286

Status

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

Amends the frequency of statutorily required captive insurance company examinations from once every three years to once every five years, unless otherwise required by the Insurance Commissioner. Requires risk retention captive insurance companies to undergo examination within three years of formation. Eliminates reference to a repealed provision on minimum surplus requirements for captive insurance companies. Requires protected cell accounts established by sponsored captive insurance companies to be operated only under the forms of business organizations authorized by the Insurance Commissioner.

 

CPC

HB 2354

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE FRAUD.

Requires individuals, entities, and insurers to cooperate with insurance fraud investigations. Bars restitution for failure to cooperate.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 304

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Provides a vehicle to allow more time to a defaulting mortgagor facing foreclosure.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE:

Previously heard on Monday, January 25, 2010.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

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(for 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 586-6173or 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