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

 

The hearing time has been changed from 2:00 PM to 2:10 PM

 

DATE:

Monday, March 31, 2014

TIME:

2:00 PM 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 DELETED from the agenda: HCR197/HR157, HCR100/HR74

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: SB2490, SD2, HD1, SB41 Proposed HD1, SB2487 Proposed HD2

 

 

SB 2300, SD1

(SSCR2123)

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Authorizes the state fire council to establish minimum qualifications, testing, certification, and credentialing for individuals conducting maintenance testing of fire extinguishers and fire protection and fire alarm systems. Authorizes the state fire council to implement statewide memoranda of understanding and agreements for the effective use of fire and life safety resources. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 2577, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1134-14)

Status

RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS.

Requires naturopathic physicians to complete a minimum of thirty-five hours of continuing education courses, including a minimum of fifteen hours of pharmacology, during each licensing renewal biennium, beginning December 31, 2017. Effective July 1, 2150. (SB2577 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2492, SD1

(HSCR1135-14)

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. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2490, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1204-14)

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING COMPETENCY FOR NURSES.

Requires licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to submit evidence of continuing competency at each renewal period, beginning on July, 2017. Requires the department of commerce and consumer affairs, in collaboration with the center for nursing, to convene a stakeholder group to address any outstanding issues associated with the implementation of the continuing competence requirements for nurses and report to the legislature. (SB2490 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 41, SD1

Proposed HD1

(SSCR564)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.

Proposed HD1: For real estate licensure, allows Real Estate Commission to waive one year of the three-year experience as a full-time Hawaii licensed real estate salesperson associated with a Hawaii-licensed real estate broker requirement, with proof of full-time experience in the real estate field for five years up to the time of experience certification. (SB41 HD1 PROPOSED)

 

CPC

SB 2487, SD1, HD1
Proposed HD2

(HSCR1058-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Proposed HD2: Establishes the office of small business regulatory review. Requires the director to submit an annual report to the legislature. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to provide the Board adequate financial and administrative support.

 

EDB, CPC

HCR 16, HD1

(HSCR908-14)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF TELEDENTISTRY FOR VULNERABLE AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS IN THE STATE AND TO IDENTIFY BARRIERS TO THE PRACTICE OF TELEDENTISTRY IN THE STATE.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 100 / HR 74

(HSCR1091-14) /

(HSCR1090-14)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR MEDICALLY NECESSARY TREATMENT OF OROFACIAL ANOMALIES.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 40

(HSCR1236-14)

Status

RECOGNIZING AND DESIGNATING THE HAWAII HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE AS THE ONLY FULLY OPERATIONAL, STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE OPERATING IN HAWAII.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 89, HD1 / HR 64, HD1

(HSCR1244-14) /

(HSCR1243-14)

Status / Status

ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO ALLOW DOGS IN PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND BARS.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 66

Status

REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE REGULATION OF VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY.

 

 

CPC

HCR 127 / HR 92

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING STATE AGENCIES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS TO POST MEETING MINUTES ON THE WEBSITE OF THE AGENCY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE MEETING.

 

 

CPC

HCR 212, HD1 / HR 167, HD1

(HSCR1221-14) /

(HSCR1220-14)

Status / Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FOR AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES THAT PRODUCE FOOD FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION AND TO DEVELOP APPROPRIATE INCENTIVES FOR AGRICULTURAL USES THAT MAY BE SHIFTED TO OFF-PEAK TIMES OR MAY BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN DEMAND RESPONSE TO THE BENEFIT OF THE ELECTRIC GRID.

 

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 110, HD1 / HR 81, HD1

(HSCR1337-14) /

(HSCR1336-14)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO RECOMMEND LEGISLATION OR CHANGES TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO DEVELOP CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE AND COMMUNICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS AS TO THE USE OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR COMMUNICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

 

 

EDB, WAL, CPC

HCR 8 / HR 4

(HSCR673-14) /

(HSCR672-14)

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO WORK WITH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES TO REVIEW THE PREREQUISITES FOR OBTAINING PERMIT APPROVAL FOR DEVELOPMENTS AT THE STATE AND COUNTY LEVELS.

 

 

EDB, CPC

HCR 32 / HR 16

Status / Status

URGING CONGRESS, HAWAII FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AND HAWAII BUSINESSES TO ADOPT LEGISLATION, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES TO USE IDENTITY THEFT-RESISTANT CREDIT CARDS.

 

 

CPC

HCR 197 / HR 157

Status / Status

URGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE ITS ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL LAWS PROHIBITING THE SALE OF IVORY.

 

 

CPC

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

Copies of the proposed HD2 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 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