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, March 10, 2010

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2701, SD1

(SSCR2357)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Updates regulation of prepaid legal services plans. (SD1)

 

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2772, SD2

(SSCR2535)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Permits the board of veterinary medicine to revoke or suspend a license or fine a licensee for conduct or practice that violates recognized principles of veterinary medical ethics. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2910

(SSCR2536)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Prohibits a foreclosing mortgagee or mortgagee who acquires a property from requiring that a buyer purchase title insurance or escrow services from any particular vendor as a condition of sale.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2921, SD1

(SSCR2359)

Status

RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.

Requires any person operating as an escrow depository as to property located within this State to be licensed by the commissioner of financial institutions. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2809, SD2

(SSCR2477)

Status

RELATING TO UTILITIES REGULATION.

Appropriates moneys for the reorganization of the public utilities commission and the department of commerce and consumer affairs' division of consumer advocacy. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2878, SD1

(SSCR2505)

Status

RELATING TO TRUSTEES.

Authorizes trustees of revocable living trusts to base their reasonable compensation on the compensation levels allowed for trustees of estates. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2842, SD2

(SSCR2476)

Status

RELATING TO THE PERMITTED TRANSFERS IN TRUST ACT.

Creates the Permitted Transfers in Trust Act to govern transfers of currency, bonds, and securities from a transferor to a trustee by means of an irrevocable trust instrument. Specifies that the rule against perpetuities does not apply to transfers pursuant to the Permitted Transfers in Trust Act. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2220, SD1

(SSCR2392)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION SITES.

Establishes a construction site inspection task force to be convened by the department of commerce and consumer affairs to discuss the potential advantages and drawbacks of investigating and inspecting construction sites for unlicensed contractors, illegal workers, and workplace safety violations. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2165, SD1

(SSCR2490)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE GUARDS.

Establishes licensure requirements, including training, instruction, and continuing education for guards and individuals acting in a guard capacity. Directs the board of private detectives and guards to make rules. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2501, SD1

(SSCR2391)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Requires peer reviews at the time of renewal of certified public accountancy permits to practice. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2399, SD1

(SSCR2355)

Status

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Includes amateur mixed martial arts under the regulation of mixed martial arts by the department of commerce and consumer affairs. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

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 CPC Vice Chair at 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 586-6173or 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