STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1059-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2394

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Public Safety & Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2394, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to protect members of the armed forces from abusive lending practices by authorizing the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to enforce certain federal laws to protect military members and their families from these practices.


     The Office of Consumer Protection of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and Legislative Committee of the Oahu Veterans Council testified in support of this bill.  The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy DoD-State Liaison Office provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2394, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2394, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety & Military Affairs,