THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

SB 2494

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION BENEFITS.

Ensures personal injury protection benefits remain consistent with prepaid health care plans by clearly specifying requirements for the reimbursement of drugs, supplies, and materials.

 

CPN, WAM

SB 2245

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires an insurer in a first party insurance claim to pay the claimant a fair amount within thirty days of a demand for payment of insurance benefits.

 

CPN

SB 2822

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

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

 

CPN, JDL

SB 2476

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

Requires real estate appraisers acting as arbitrators to record, or cause to be recorded, the arbitration award rendered; the findings of fact, rationale, and information regarding the evidence, including the data, methodologies, and analysis that provided the basis for the award; and any supplementary, dissenting, or explanatory opinions with the bureau of conveyances within ninety days of the determination of the award and its notification to the parties.  Specifies that no agreement between the parties or the appraisers acting as arbitrators may preclude or deny the recordation of the award, the record of the award, or any supplementary, dissenting, or explanatory opinions.

 

CPN

SB 2958

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ONLINE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

Shifts the burden of proof from the claimant to the alleged violator in instances where the alleged violator registers a domain name that solely consists of the claimant's legal name or a name that is otherwise commonly used and the claimant can demonstrate with reasonable certainty the potential of immediate and irreparable harm through misuse of the domain name.

 

CPN, JDL

SB 3041

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LIQUOR TAX LAW.

Defines "barrel", "small brewery or brewpub", "small winery", and "small manufacturer".  Establishes a tax rate of 23 cents per wine gallon on draft beer and beer other than draft beer that are brewed or produced by a small brewery or brewpub.  Establishes a tax rate of 59 cents per wine gallon on still wine and sparkling wine produced by a small winery.  Establishes a tax rate of $2.57 per wine gallon on distilled spirits produced by a small manufacturer.

 

 

 

CPN, WAM

SB 2979

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Repeals the authority of a condominium board to require owners to pay the insurance deductible for damage to common elements affecting their units if the damage was not caused by them or did not originate from their units.

 

CPN, JDL

SB 2471

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Ensures the long-term sustainability of the Hawaii health connector by levying a tax of two-thirds of one per cent on the gross health insurance premiums derived from the sale of qualified dental plans and qualified plans by insurers in the State, with certain exemptions.

 

CPN, WAM

[Measure added on 1-30-14]

SB 3050

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURERS ASSESSMENTS.

Establishes the Hawaii health connector sustainability trust account.  Authorizes the commissioner to levy a Hawaii health connector sustainability fee on all issuers selling plans inside and outside of the health insurance exchange.

 

CPN, WAM

[Measure added on 1-30-14]

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair