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:

Monday, March 18, 2013

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 46, SD2, HD1

(HSCR981)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Post-secondary Education Commission within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Creates the framework for authorizing private post-secondary educational institutions in the State. Repeals the Post-secondary Education Commission within the University of Hawaii. Creates the post-secondary education authorization subaccount of the compliance resolution fund. Includes provisions for transition and implementation. Effective July 1, 2013. (SB46 HD1)

 

HED, CPC, FIN

SB 102, SD2

(HSCR955)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Amend section 412:3-114.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require financial institutions to report instances of suspected financial abuse of an elder directly to the appropriate county police department and the Department of Human Services. (SD2)

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

SB 213, SD2

(SSCR795)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.

Reconfigures the membership of the state building code council by eliminating the member from the department of health and adding members from the Building Industry Association; General Contractors Association; Hawaii Construction Alliance; Subcontractors' Association of Hawaii; department of business, economic development, and tourism; department of accounting and general services; Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council; and American Council of Engineering Companies. Changes the requirements for a quorum from six to nine. Eliminates the council's obligation to consult with private sector representatives regarding construction practices and training. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 328, SD1

(SSCR124)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Permits a landlord to hold a tenant's security deposit for the purpose of paying for damages caused by a pet animal residing in the premises. Authorizes a landlord as a condition of a rental agreement to add to the security deposit an amount for a pet animal to reside in the premises; provided that no landlord shall require any additional security deposit amount for an assistance animal that is a reasonable accommodation for a tenant with a disability. Effective for rental agreements entered into on or after 11/01/2013. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 495, SD2, HD1

(HSCR974)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Implements the recommendations of the motor vehicle insurance verification working group. Establishes a working group attached to DCCA to assist in development of requests for proposals and vendor selection for a motor vehicle insurance verification program. Establishes a special fund to develop and operate the motor vehicle insurance verification program. Removes duplicative and unnecessary requirements for insurance identification cards and safety inspection requirements. Removes judges' discretionary authority to suspend a fine for failure to have insurance if a defendant later obtains insurance. Effective July 1, 2050. Sunsets June 30, 2020. (SB495 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 502, SD1

(SSCR470)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE.

Establishes a uniform standard for disclosure for condominium projects, cooperative housing corporations, and other community associations and clarifies the types of documents that are required to be disclosed. Requires the disclosure of documents within ten days after the title report is received. Allows for the electronic receipt of documents with the buyer's consent. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 506, SD2, HD1

(HSCR953)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Clarifies and establishes various professional and vocational licensing requirements for military veterans. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB506 HD1)

 

VMI, CPC

SB 510, SD2, HD1

(HSCR977)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

Repeals chapter 373L; adds definitions and registration and fee requirements to professional employer organization (PEO) law; requires notice to DOTAX of PEO violations for general excise tax exemption purposes; allows PEOs to be successor employers to client companies; establishes a sliding scale bond requirement for PEOs based upon annual payrolls. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB510 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

SB 595, SD1, HD1

(HSCR936)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Adds to the definition of agricultural commodities exempt from the general excise tax: beef and beef carcasses; goat meat and goat carcasses; lamb meat and lamb carcasses; sheep meat and sheep carcasses; milk; eggs; poultry meat and poultry carcasses; and aquaculture and aquaponic products to be consumed in the State, whether processed in the State or imported. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB595 HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

SB 1025, HD1

(HSCR937)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Updates the Hula Mae Single Family Mortgage Loan Program to allow broader program participation by potential homeowners, add downpayment and other cost assistance as a program feature, and make housekeeping and conforming amendments. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB1025 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 1068, SD2

(HSCR950)

Status

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Authorizes the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to require money transmitters to register with NMLS. Establishes procedures for a licensed money transmitter to surrender its license. Amends the bond requirement, the fee structure for services provided by the Division of Financial Institutions of the DCCA for the regulation of money transmitters, and the fine for violations of money transmitter regulations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

SB 1087, SD2, HD1

(HSCR963)

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes a regulatory financing structure that authorizes the PUC and DBEDT to provide low-cost loans for green infrastructure equipment to achieve measurable cost savings and Hawaii's clean energy goals. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. (SB1087 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1106, SD2

(HSCR960)

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CHILD CARE LICENSING.

Allows a child care program licensed by the United States Department of Defense or the Hawaii Council of Private Schools to be exempt from licensing by the Department of Human Services. In order for a child care program licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools to be exempt from licensure by the Department of Human Services, the child care program must apply and show evidence that the licensing standards of the Hawaii Council of Private Schools meet or exceed the licensing standards of the Department of Human Services, and that the standards include a monitoring system that ensures compliance with the standards. (SD2)

 

HUS, CPC, JUD

SB 1240, SD2

(HSCR969)

Status

RELATING TO PEDIATRIC DENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE.

Requires the Hawaii health connector to ensure that all individuals under age nineteen purchase Federal Act essential benefits including pediatric dental coverage under a health plan. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair