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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TIME:

2:10 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: SB451, SD1

 

 

SB 451, SD1

(SSCR2604)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Specifies that the public utilities commission is an autonomous agency of the State to be transferred from the department of budget and finance and assigned, for administrative purposes only, to the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Increases the compensation of the chair and commissioners of the public utilities commission. Clarifies the public utilities commission's authority concerning standard administrative practices, including operational expenditures and the hiring of personnel. Enables the chair of the public utilities commission to appoint, employ, and dismiss an executive officer to assist with managing the operations of the commission. Specifies that the executive director of the division of consumer advocacy shall be the consumer advocate in hearings before the public utilities commission. Appropriates funds for the transfer of the public utilities commission and for the hiring of an executive officer within the public utilities commission. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2466, SD1

(SSCR2566)

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

Requires licensed marriage and family therapists to complete a minimum of forty-five hours of continuing education courses, including six hours in ethic courses, during each licensing renewal period, for the period beginning 1/1/2017, and thereafter. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 2481, SD1

(SSCR2496)

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARES.

Eliminates requirement that a manager of a foreign time share plan register in Hawaii as a time share plan manager. Requires the disclosure statement for an offering of a time share plan to disclose that the manager of a foreign time share plan is not registered under Hawaii's time share law. Recognizes that an association of time share owners may be any kind of nonprofit or not-for-profit entity. Makes housekeeping amendments. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2483, SD1

Proposed HD1

(SSCR2716)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.

Proposed HD1: Clarifies that a condominium association's lien is subordinate to real property taxes, rather than to all taxes. Clarifies that a condominium association may assess unpaid uncommon fees against a purchaser, in addition to a mortgagee, who purchases a delinquent unit in a judicial or nonjudicial power of sale foreclosure. Clarifies that condominium association boards may only fill board vacancies to serve until the next annual or duly noticed meeting. Effective July 1, 2050

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2475

(SSCR2489)

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.

Clarifies that a contractor licensee who aids and abets an unlicensed contractor may be subject to additional discipline by the contractors license board.

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2801

Proposed HD1

(SSCR2503)

Status

RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATERS.

Proposed HD1: Requires certification of gas tankless and non-gas tankless on-demand water heater from a North American certification organization, which shall include the Canadian Standards Association International; the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute; Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association Certification Program, which list certified products and models. Effective July 1, 2014

 

CPC

SB 2958, SD1

(SSCR2697)

Status

RELATING TO ONLINE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

Applies provisions in chapter 481B, part II, relating to civil liability for bad faith registration of a domain name, determining bad faith intent, and good faith exception to individuals and business entities. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2368, SD1

(SSCR2758)

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF CHARITABLE ASSETS.

Grants oversight authority to the attorney general over charitable assets regardless of the form in which they are held. Authorizes the attorney general to enforce the application of the charitable asset to prevent or remedy the misapplication, diversion, waste, or breach of duty in management of a charitable asset. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2033

(SSCR2491)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTS.

Makes technical nonsubstantive amendments to the rulemaking authority of the board of dentistry.

 

CPC

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 320 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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 late testimony 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