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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 30, 2012

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2242

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR VETERINARIANS.

Establishes veterinary license renewal requirement of twenty continuing education credit hours, beginning with renewals for the licensing biennium commencing on July 1, 2014.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2508

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTION AGENCIES.

Clarifies and strengthens enforcement provisions for exempt out-of-state collection agencies and increases fines for collection agencies governed under chapter 443B, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2498

Status

RELATING TO ESCROW DEPOSITORIES.

Amends the fee structure for services provided by the Division of Financial Institutions of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for escrow depository regulation; amends fines for violations of escrow depository regulations; and adjusts bond requirements for escrow depositories.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2499

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Adjusts regulatory fees for financial institutions to more accurately reflect today's economy.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2500

Status

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Amends the fee structure for services provided by the Division of Financial Institutions for the regulation of money transmitters; amends the fine for violations of money transmitter regulations.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2501

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATION.

Amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act to reflect recent federal changes and adjust fees in consideration of the new regulatory requirements.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2502

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.

Requires every mortgage servicer who provides loan modification services that would require licensure as a mortgage loan originator to be licensed as a mortgage loan originator in addition to being licensed as a mortgage servicer.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2503

Status

RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

Amends captive insurance company law (article 19, chapter 431, Hawaii Revised Statutes).

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2505

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates the laws governing guaranty associations in conformity with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Model Act and the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Model Act.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2506

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Eliminates underlying producer license requirement for applying and obtaining surplus lines broker license; provides greater clarity and consistency in licensing insurance producers selling annuity products; clarifies reinsurance intermediary licensing requirements and removes unnecessary licensing conditions.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2644

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to implement best practices in the areas of regulatory frameworks, rules and procedures, and information technology and public access. Appropriates funds to implement best practices.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2526

Status

RELATING TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDERS.

Requires reporting by telecommunications and cable television providers to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and provides confidentiality for certain information and reports submitted.

 

CPC, FIN

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

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: 2 copies (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/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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