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, March 10, 2014

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2882, SD2

(SSCR2513)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to make it consistent with amendments to federal law on controlled substances. Amends sections 329-14, 329-18, and 329-20, HRS, to add new controlled substances federally scheduled as required under section 329-11, HRS. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2345, SD1

(SSCR2705)

Status

RELATING TO THE INVESTOR EDUCATION PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the operation of investor education and other related financial education programs, targeted to kupuna, within the department of commerce and consumer affairs. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2048, SD1

(SSCR2124)

Status

RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS.

Deletes the requirement that the department of commerce and consumer affairs conduct annual management and financial audits of designated public, educational, or governmental access channels. Removes the sunset provision in Act 19, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, thereby permanently allowing the director of commerce and consumer affairs to designate an access organization to oversee public, educational, and governmental channels and requiring the cable advisory committee to advise the director and access organizations on certain matters. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1236, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1185)

Status

RELATING TO FIBER OPTICS.

Requires installation of infrastructure that accommodates, at a minimum, fiber optic cable broadband systems in new condominiums and planned communities. Effective January 1, 2018. (SB1236 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 2822, SD1

(SSCR2588)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Authorizes criminal background checks for real estate appraisers as required by federal law. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2482

(SSCR2507)

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION ALTERNATIVE POWER OF SALE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

Clarifies the parties that a homeowners association can serve through publication, after a hearing before a judge, in a nonjudicial foreclosure proceeding.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2229, SD2

(SSCR2532)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

Establishes the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Defines the levels of authority granted in a power of attorney to the principal's agent. Requires the agent to act in good faith and within the scope of authority granted in the power of attorney. Provides sample documents to be used to create a statutory form power of attorney. Repeals Chapter 551D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2821, SD2

(SSCR2692)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Adopts revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' model laws on Credit for Reinsurance Model Act (Part I), Standard Valuation Law (Part II), Standard Nonforfeiture for Life Insurance (Part III), and Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act (Part II). Takes effect on 7/1/2050. Part I takes effect on 1/1/2051. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2463, SD2

(SSCR2700)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Prohibits any contract that is entered into by any governmental body with a person licensed under chapter 464, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from requiring the contractor to defend the governmental body from claims arising out of the contractor's performance under the contract. Provides that the requirement for persons licensed under chapter 444, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to defend a governmental body from claims arising out of the contractor's performance under, or any subcontractor's performance pursuant to, the contract shall not extend beyond the owner's final acceptance of the project and the contractor's warranty period up to a minimum of one year after final acceptance. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2682, SD1

(SSCR2595)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.

Requires the financial disclosure statements of the commissioners of the public utilities commission to be made available for public inspection and duplication. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2948, SD1

(SSCR2569)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Clarifies the Public Utilities Commission's authority concerning standard administrative practices, including operational expenditures and the hiring of personnel. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2702, SD1

(SSCR2553)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.

Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, for the purpose of design and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in downtown Honolulu, for an additional five years. Effective June 29, 2014. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. Persons submitting testimony the day of hearing are required to bring in 20 copies for testimony to be accepted. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 20 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 e-mail or the Web); 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. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair