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:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2950

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS.

Reduces the minimum experience requirements to obtain licenses for certain types of electricians, and specifies the types of electricians a journey worker specialty electrician must train under.

 

CPC

HB 1944

(HSCR210-10)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CLUBS.

Allows military personnel deployed outside the State on federal active duty to cancel or suspend health club membership at any time during the contract term under certain conditions.

 

EBM, CPC

HB 2289, HD1

(HSCR211-10)

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Extends the minimum expiration period for gift certificates other than paper certificates from two to five years; limits issuance fees to 15% of face value of the certificate or $7.50; amends the definition of "gift certificate;" defines "service fee" to exclude issuance fees. (HB2289 HD1)

 

EBM, CPC

HB 1896, HD1

(HSCR182-10)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL SERVICES.

Prohibits an accident and health or sickness insurer, mutual benefit society, health maintenance organization, or dental service organization from requiring a dentist who provides services to its subscribers to accept a fee set by the accident and health or sickness insurer, mutual benefit society, health maintenance organization, or dental service organization unless the services are covered under the applicable subscriber agreement. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB1896 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2056, HD1

(HSCR183-10)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACIST LICENSURE.

Broadens the practical experience requirements for a pharmacist license to include experience obtained in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Removes the requirement that supervision must take place in a pharmacy. Broadens the experience requirements to relate to the practice of pharmacy. (HB2056 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2464, HD1

(HSCR231-10)

Status

RELATING TO PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Amends the definition of "practice of pharmacy" by allowing immunizations to be administered to persons at least nine years of age with parental consent. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB2464 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2096, HD1

(HSCR228-10)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires providers of accident or health and sickness insurance to base prescription drug coverage on a drug formulary or prior authorization requirement established and regularly updated by a drug formulary advisory board whose membership includes practicing physicians, pharmacists, and health care practitioners. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to provide administrative oversight to ensure compliance by the various insurers. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB2096 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2461, HD1

(HSCR184-10)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers and like entities to offer at least the same drug coverage to the insured that the insured had under the insured's previous policy with a different insurer or like entity. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB2461 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2208, HD1

(HSCR229-10)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers to promptly pay claims for services to medicaid recipients, by repealing the exemption for medicaid claims from the clean claims law. Requires the Department of Human Services to pay health plans with interest when payment is delayed, except under certain circumstances beyond the department's control. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB2208 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2350, HD1

(HSCR230-10)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE.

Excludes limited benefit health insurance from accident and health or sickness insurance provisions enacted after July 1, 2010, unless the provisions expressly state that they apply. (HB2350 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

Previously heard on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2520

(HSCR104-10)

Status

RELATING TO PHOTOVOLTAIC READY NEW RESIDENTIAL HOMES.

Requires that new single-family residential construction incorporate design elements and minimum equipment installation at the time of construction so as to facilitate the future adoption of a photovoltaic system.

 

EEP/HSG, CPC

HB 2521, HD1

(HSCR132-10)

Status

RELATING TO NET ZERO ENERGY CAPABLE CONSTRUCTION.

Requires all new single-family residential construction be designed to be "net zero energy capable" as of 1/1/15.

 

EEP/HSG, CPC

HB 2238

(HSCR18-10)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Amends definition of "renewable electrical energy" to include, beginning January 1, 2015, customer-sited, grid-connected renewable energy generation.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2921, HD1

(HSCR125-10)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Revises the minimum requirements for licensure of electricians. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB2921 HD1)

 

HED, CPC

 

 

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair