HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 24, 2014

TIME:

2:10 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2458, HD1

(HSCR508-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENE.

Renames the "Board of Dental Examiners" to the "Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene". Effective July 1, 2015, changes the Board composition. Requires at least one of the practicing dentist members to be a practicing dentist with a background in public health dentistry. Prohibits members from being in any way connected with or having financial interest in specified areas. Effective July 1, 2014. (HB2458 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2459, HD1

(HSCR510-14)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Requires any dentist who prescribes or administers general anesthesia, intravenous-conscious sedation, or conscious sedation in providing dental services to obtain a written authorization issued by the Board of Dental Examiners. Requires site certification for locations where specified anesthesia is prescribed or administered. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2459 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1880, HD1

(HSCR506-14)

Status

RELATING TO PODIATRISTS.

Conforms the definition of "podiatric medicine" to national standards regarding diagnosis and treatment of the foot and ankle. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1880 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1882, HD1

(HSCR505-14)

Status

RELATING TO PODIATRISTS.

Adopts the national standard of a minimum of 24 months in an accredited podiatric residency prior to licensure as a podiatrist. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1882 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1831, HD1

(HSCR507-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Updates the scope of practice for chiropractic to reflect standards, practices, and terminology accepted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1831 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2099, HD1

(HSCR504-14)

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.

Amends various sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes to enable advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their training and education. (HB2099 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1938

(HSCR468-14)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Stipulates that current standards as published by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Society of Automotive Engineers are adopted for use by the Measurement and Standards Branch of the Department of Agriculture.

 

EEP/AGR, CPC

HB 2352, HD1

(HSCR435-14)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Upgrades methods and procedures for certificates of inspection for motor vehicles. (HB2352 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 2002

(HSCR389-14)

Status

RELATING TO LAND COURT.

Authorizes the use of a master certificate of title for common interest communities to simplify and streamline the operation of the land court.

 

WAL, CPC

HB 1830, HD1

(HSCR38-14)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Requires real estate appraisers, acting as arbitrators, to record arbitration awards, the record of an award, and any supplementary, dissenting, or explanatory opinions with the Bureau of Conveyances. Specifies that information recorded is a public record. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB1830 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

HB 2557

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURE.

Requires an association to offset any amount that it owes a unit owner against the amount of the assessment prior to an alternative power of sale foreclosure.

 

CPC

HB 2252

(HSCR368-14)

Status

RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATERS.

Requires certification of gas tankless on-demand water heaters from a North American certification organization to include the Canadian Standards Association International; the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute; or the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association Certification Program, which list certified products and models. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 2619, HD1

(HSCR467-14)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish and periodically revise energy storage portfolio standards and report to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2014. (HB2619 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1939, HD1

(HSCR469-14)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY.

Requires that each electric utility company that sells electricity for consumption in the State develop a renewable portfolio standard goal of one hundred per cent of its net electricity sales. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the feasibility of updating the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiatives Program plans and Renewable Portfolio Standards to include benchmarks beyond 2030 and report its findings to the legislature. (HB1939 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony no later than 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.

 

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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. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair