HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Blake K. Oshiro

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 28, 2011

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 101, SD1, HD1

(HSCR994)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Exempts the preparation of hand-pounded poi from certain Department of Health (DOH) requirements regarding food safety. Imposes labeling requirements on hand-pounded poi not made in approved food-processing facilities. Authorizes DOH to conduct inspections under certain circumstances. Effective January 1, 2050. (SB101 HD1)

 

HAW, CPC

SB 35

(HSCR1010)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.

Amends section of motor vehicle industry licensing act to reflect updated statutory cross-references and make nonsubstantive technical amendments.

 

TRN, CPC

SB 124, SD1

(HSCR1033)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Exempts an insurer from prohibitions on cancellation or nonrenewal of a motor vehicle insurance policy; provided that the insurer offers a replacement policy that offers the same or better coverage, terms, or conditions at a lower price through an affiliate or subsidiary. (SD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 181, SD1

(HSCR1043)

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 to facilitate the future adoption of a photovoltaic system. (SD1)

 

EEP/HSG/WLO, CPC

SB 1346, SD2

(HSCR1003)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Amends definition of "renewable electrical energy" to include, beginning 1/1/15, customer-sited, grid-connected renewable energy generation. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 704, SD2

(HSCR1001)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Exempts certain third party owners and operators of on-site renewable energy systems from regulation as public utilities by the public utilities commission. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 1482, SD1

(HSCR1004)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Allows the public utilities commission (PUC) to consider the benefits of capital improvements for renewable energy and energy efficiency despite the short-term expense. Requires the PUC to consider the need to reduce the State's reliance on fossil fuels. Effective 7/01/50. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 82 / HR 76

Status / Status

STRONGLY URGING THE PEST CONTROL BOARD TO DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR PEST CONTROL OPERATORS AND TERMITE INSPECTION REPORTS, AND TO ADOPT THOSE STANDARDS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING OF THE 2013 REGULAR SESSION OF THE HAWAII LEGISLATURE.

 

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 Room 320 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8404 (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 Committee Clerk at 586-6172 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