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 24, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2137, SD1, HD1

(HSCR832-10)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CLUBS.

Allows military personnel serving on federal active duty or active duty in federal service and deployed or otherwise serving outside of the state to cancel or suspend health club contracts. (SB2137 HD1)

 

EBM, CPC

SB 2164, SD1, HD1

(HSCR888-10)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires that notice of amendments to project documents be provided to owners and potential purchasers and that amendments that effect a material change trigger a purchaser's right of rescission. Requires that the developer set aside a percentage of the initial sales price of each residential apartment in a condominium project to be used to fund the project's estimated replacement reserve fund. Requires disclosure of the cost of capital equipment installed in the project. (SB2164 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

SB 2837, SD1, HD1

(HSCR763-10)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Revises the minimum requirements for licensing electricians beginning July 1, 2013. (SB2837 HD1)

 

HED, CPC

SB 2325, SD1, HD1

(HSCR782-10)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires identification of licensed individuals performing electrical, plumbing, and elevator mechanic work on a construction job site. Provides for some exceptions. (SB2325 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC

SB 2390, SD2, HD1

(HSCR823-10)

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. (SB2390 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2770, SD1, HD1

(HSCR827-10)

Status

RELATING TO REMOTE DISPENSING PHARMACY.

Clarifies the definitions of "remote dispensing machine" and "remote dispensing pharmacy". Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2770 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2811, SD2, HD1

(HSCR872-10)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACIES.

Requires all pharmacies and remote dispensing pharmacies to have the capacity to accommodate electronic prescriptions. Requires all pharmacies, remote dispensing pharmacies, practitioners, and medical oxygen distributors to maintain prescription records electronically. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2811 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2357, SD2, HD1

(HSCR755-10)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires gas utility companies to annually report to the public utilities commission information on the use of renewable energy resources. Defines feedstock, total feedstock, and non-petroleum feedstock.

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2488, SD2, HD1

(HSCR877-10)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Prohibits an electric utility from unreasonably denying, burdening, or delaying net energy metering service requested by an eligible customer-generator. Permits the PUC to specify separate generating capacity requirements or limits for each specified individual generation technology. Requires the PUC to ensure the impacts of net energy metering on rates are reasonable. Provides factors the PUC is required to consider in determining generating capacity requirements or limits. Permits existing net-metered customers the option to maintain existing contracts in the event the PUC establishes alternate mechanisms. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2488 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2898, SD1, HD1

(HSCR826-10)

Status

RELATING TO DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDANT NURSES.

Amends requirements for diversion programs for chemically dependent nurses to allow the Board of Nursing to recognize alternative program sponsors. Clarifies disciplinary and reporting requirements. (SB2898 SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2163, SD2, HD1

(HSCR825-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF NURSING.

Defines the practice of nursing; directs the state board of nursing to adopt certain provisions of the NCSBN Model Nursing Practice Act and Model Nursing Administrative Rules; delineates the scope of practice for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses; repeals Hawaii Administrative Rules relating to prescriptive authority for advanced practice registered nurses, and amends the definition of "advanced practice nurse with prescriptive authority" to reflect this. (SB2163 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

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 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