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:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

TIME:

2:35 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2167, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1096-12)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS.

Clarifies the definition of "landscape architect". Replaces the existing definition of "surveyor" or "land surveyor" with definitions for "land surveying" and "professional surveyor", "professional land surveyor", or "land surveyor". Effective July 1, 2112. (SB2167 HD1)

 

ERB, CPC

SB 3031, SD1

(HSCR1263-12)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Amends section 281-78(b), HRS, to clarify that a licensee who timely suppresses unlawful activity, including by means of detaining and reporting an offender to the police, occurring on the licensed premises shall not be in violation of that section. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

ERB, CPC

SB 2630, HD1

(HSCR1289-12)

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Authorizes a liquor commission in a county with a population of over seven hundred thousand to establish a pilot program that uses the dBC weighting system for the purpose of community noise control. (SB2630 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2438, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1287-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Sets forth technology readiness levels based upon the U.S. Department of Energy's assessment guide. Requires the director of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to provide the Public Utilities Commission with an analysis of the technology readiness of a renewable energy project, upon the request of the Public Utilities Commission. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to only consider projects with a technology readiness level of above 6. (SB2438 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2013, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1241-12)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.

Requires a dental hygienist's certificate of licensure to be prominently displayed in the workplace. Requires a dental hygienist's pocket identification card to be available for viewing upon request. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2013 .HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2229, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1188-12)

Status

RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.

Allows pharmacists, per a physician's prescription, to administer the influenza vaccine to persons aged fourteen to seventeen provided that the pharmacist has fulfilled certain requirements, including the training requirement to administer the influenza vaccine to minors. (SB2229 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2759, SD1

(SSCR2068)

Status

RELATING TO SECURITIES.

Clarifies and corrects ambiguities and errors in Hawaii's securities laws. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 2009, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1233-12)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Regulates the use of claims history information for homeowners insurance by insurers. (SB2009 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

SB 2256, HD1

(HSCR1294-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Applies requirement for separate utility metering of or calculations for commercial condominium units to all mixed-use condominium projects, regardless of when constructed.

 

HSG, CPC

SB 2465, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1291-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires that petitioners have adequate time to address concerns at a requested special association meeting. Prohibits an association from adopting any permanent rule for association meetings that limits or restrict discussion or debate. (SB2465 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

HCR 9

(HSCR1085-12)

Status

HR 7

(HSCR1084-12)

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION PROCEDURES FOR PERSONS OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND WILL UNDERGO TREATMENT THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT FERTILITY.

 

 

HLT, CPC, LMG

HCR 183

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM A FINANCIAL AND PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

 

 

CPC, LMG

HR 138

Status

REQUESTING THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONVENE A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE TESORO OIL REFINERY ON CONSUMERS AND THE STATE.

 

 

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: 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 10MB in size, transmit from 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