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

 


NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 120, HD1

(HSCR246)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services to post on their respective websites reports of all inspections in which violations were discovered at certain care facilities. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB120 HD1)

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 144, HD1

(HSCR80)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

Repeals chapter 373K, HRS, relating to professional employment organization. Clarifies the regulation of professional employer organizations, and the nexus between the registration of professional employer organizations and qualification for the general excise tax exemption. (HB144 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 154, HD1

(HSCR128)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Authorizes the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation pilot program. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB154 HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 174, HD1

(HSCR253)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.

Requires all imported genetically engineered fresh produce sold in Hawaii to be labeled as "genetically engineered". Requires disclosure of genetic engineering and compliance with recommendations of the Invasive Species Council upon import. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB174 HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 551, HD1

(HSCR71)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Requires the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax for car-sharing organizations to be prorated at 12.5 cents per hour for rentals of less than six hours and at existing per day rates at or longer than six hours. Defines car-sharing organization. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB551 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 843, HD1

(HSCR56)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Requires physical therapist assistants to be licensed in the State. Adds a physical therapist assistant to the Board of Physical Therapy. Appropriates funds. Effective upon approval, taking effect on December 31, 2014. (HB843 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 893

(HSCR55)

Status

RELATING TO THE DIETITIAN LICENSURE SPECIAL FUND.

Authorizes the Department of Health to expend fees from the Dietitian Licensure Special Fund to offset the expenses incurred relating to the licensing of dietitians.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair