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 24, 2010

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2015, SD1

(SSCR2111)

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. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 2602

(SSCR2118)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE LICENSEES.

Requires that a real estate broker or salesperson possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. Increases the continuing education requirement for real estate licensees from ten to twenty hours in a two-year period.

 

CPC

SB 2017

(SSCR2117)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE CLAIMS ADJUSTERS.

Allows a claims adjuster to take an examination approved by the Risk Management Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture in order to qualify for a limited insurance adjuster's license.

 

CPC

SB 2812, SD1

(SSCR2109)

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 Eliminates reference to a repealed provision on minimum surplus requirements for captive insurance companies.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. (SD1)

 

CPC

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

Previously heard on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

 

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 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

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 586-6221(for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 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