STAND. COM. REP. NO.  751

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 279

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 279, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to protect consumers by prohibiting a real estate broker or salesperson, who is acting on behalf of a seller of real estate, from acting in a manner that prohibits a prospective purchaser from being able to retain the services of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson.

 

     The Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Real Estate Commission, and Hawaii Association of Realtors submitted comments.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Prohibiting a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson acting on behalf of either a seller or purchaser of real estate to act in a manner that prohibits either a prospective purchaser or prospective seller of real estate from being able to retain the services of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson; and

 

(2)  Changing the effective date of this measure to November 1, 2015.

 

    As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 279, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 279, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,

 

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair