HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sharon E. Har

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

TIME:

5:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1265, SD1

(SSCR539)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTS.

Exempts an owner's agreement with an attorney to file a claim as to identified property or contest the administrator's denial of a claim from the application of section 523A-25, Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that an owner's agreement with an attorney that provides for compensation shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the total value of the property. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1370, SD2

(SSCR744)

Status

RELATING TO MEDIATION AFFECTING JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE.

Expands the application of mandatory mortgage foreclosure dispute resolution by requiring mortgagees, at the mortgagor's election, to participate in mediation to avoid foreclosure or mitigate damages from foreclosure prior to filing a judicial foreclosure action for property that has been the mortgagor's primary residence for a specified period. Applies the dispute resolution requirement to judicial foreclosure actions filed prior to the effective date of this bill and pending an initial court hearing. Exempts the dispute resolution requirement to judicial foreclosure actions if the mortgagee engages in loss mitigation procedures with the mortgagor. Establishes notification requirements for a mortgagee to notify a mortgagor with respect to loss mitigation options. Requires that an attorney affirm that a mortgagee engaged in loss mitigation procedures with the mortgagor when filing for a judicial foreclosure action. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 32

(SSCR486)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM ELECTRONIC LEGAL MATERIAL ACT.

Establishes authentication and other requirements for selected legal materials if they are published exclusively in electronic form. Does not require electronic publication.

 

JUD/CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to three minutes.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 314 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8437 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-6160 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. Karl Rhoads

Chair

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair