HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sylvia Luke

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sylvia Luke

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 13, 2012

TIME:

2:15 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1830, HD1

(HSCR80-12)

Status

RELATING TO ARBITRATION.

Establishes a process by which licensed or certified, unbiased real estate appraisers are used for arbitration proceedings to determine the fair market value, fair market rental, or fair and reasonable rent of real property. Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to provide a list of appraisers meeting certain criteria. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1830 HD1)

 

ERB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2496

(HSCR169-12)

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

To clarify and correct ambiguities and errors in Hawaii's business registration laws.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2169, HD1

(HSCR97-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Establishes a peer review process for public accounting firms that engage in attest work. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB2169 HD1)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 1676, HD1

(HSCR165-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Establishes a preference for the use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods in the construction, alteration, or repair of public works. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1676 HD1)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2359

Status

RELATING TO PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE.

Establishes provisions for the sale of portable electronics insurance. Requires vendors to hold a limited lines license to sell or offer coverage under a policy.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2696, HD1

(HSCR149-12)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Establishes a task force to determine the feasibility of establishing a limited, mandatory, public long-term care insurance program. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2696 HD1)

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 2504, HD1

(HSCR155-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENTITIES REGULATED BY THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Removes confusing and obsolete provisions to streamline licensing process. Updates financial regulatory requirements to be more consistent with requirements placed on traditional insurance companies. Modernizes the fee amounts paid by these entities. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2504 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2570, HD1

(HSCR217-12)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING OF DIETITIANS.

Consolidates licensing of registered dietitians as healthcare professionals under the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2570 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2563

(HSCR154-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY.

Authorizes the Department of Health to allow limited health insurer access to the Hawaii Immunization Registry and authorizes the Hawaii Immunization Registry to store minimal demographic information for individuals who have elected to refuse inclusion in the Hawaii Immunization Registry.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2105, HD1

(HSCR216-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires insurance coverage for fertility preservation procedures for persons who are of reproductive age and are diagnosed with cancer that may or whose treatment may adversely affect their fertility. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2105 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1741, HD1

(HSCR156-12)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG.

Requires the insurance commissioner to develop a uniform prescription drug prior authorization form no later than July 1, 2013. Beginning January 1, 2014, requires the uniform prescription drug prior authorization form to be used by prescribers and health care insurance providers. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1741 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2665, HD1

(HSCR196-12)

Status

RELATING TO STROKE TREATMENT.

Establishes a statewide stroke system of care by designating primary stroke centers and acute stroke capable centers. Defines emergency services training and transport protocols. Establishes a stroke registry working group. Establishes a stroke system of care task force. (HB2665 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2409

(HSCR179-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to enforce certain federal laws to protect military members and their families from abusive lending practices.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2257, HD1

(HSCR177-12)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Allows licensing boards to: (1) allow applicants to demonstrate competency in lieu of work experience requirements; and (2) establish procedures to expedite the issuance of licenses, certifications, or permits to military spouses. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2257 HD1)

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2258, HD1

(HSCR178-12)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Allows professional and vocational licensing boards to accept military education, training, and service toward the qualifications for a license. Allows the boards to adopt rules. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB2258 HD1)

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure was heard on Monday, January 30, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2652

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL, OR GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS FACILITIES.

Requires the DCCA director to designate separate access organizations for each of the 3 components of PEG access: public, educational, and governmental.

 

CPC, FIN

The following measure was heard on Monday, February 6, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1925

(HSCR21-12)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Allows holders of Class 1 manufacturer liquor licenses to sell specified liquor manufactured from fruits or other products grown in the State to any person for private use and consumption.

 

ERB, CPC

The following measure was heard on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1736, HD1

(HSCR72-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Specifies that the Hawaii Health Connector shall establish a separate program and risk pool to serve the individual market and a separate program and risk pool to serve the small group market. Establishes staggered terms for board members. Clarifies qualifications of and restrictions on navigators. Clarifies the role of the Department of Human Services in determining medicaid eligibility. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB1736 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair

 

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Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Chair