HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 02, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 281

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires the auditor to conduct a study on the feasibility of the State of Hawaii establishing a captive insurance company to manage the State's property and casualty insurance risks. Appropriates funds for the feasibility study.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 102

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Requires the 30-day termination notices to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service instead of first-class mail. Requires a 60-day grace period to reinstate coverage under a lapsed policy where cognitive impairment or loss of functional capacity is involved.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 286

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Establishes the Hawaii Property and Health Association to manage and guide the operation of the Hawaii Property Insurance Association, Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund, and Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 273

Status

RELATING TO THE HURRICANE RESERVE TRUST FUND.

Requires the interest and other moneys earned on the principal of the hurricane reserve trust fund to be deposited into the trust fund instead of being diverted to the general fund.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 279

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS.

Prohibits a real estate broker or salesperson for a seller of real estate from acting in a manner that prevents a prospective buyer from being able to retain a real estate broker or salesperson.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 272

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE.

Clarifies that the required disclosure of documents by a seller for residential real property that is subject to restrictions or conditions on use applies to documents that are within a seller's knowledge or control. Takes effect on November 1, 2015.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 270

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Amends the residential landlord-tenant code to allow the security deposit to be used for unpaid charges, penalties, and fees that were agreed to by the landlord and tenant pursuant to the rental agreement.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 152

Status

RELATING TO PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY.

Adopts Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Establishes procedures and remedies for use in actions for partition of real property involving heirs property (real property held in tenancy in common that meets certain requirements).

 

CPC, JUD

HB 109

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires a tax clearance before a professional or vocational license may be issued or renewed. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 268

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Grants the board of dental examiners the power to issue cease and desist orders for the unlicensed practice of dentistry and for any other act or practice in violation of the dental licensing laws.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 453

Status

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Amends the continuing education requirement for psychologists to include at least three credit hours of ethics training and at least two credit hours of domestic violence training.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 269

Status

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.

Expands doctoral degree requirement for licensing of psychologists to include additional doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association.

 

CPC

HB 252

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.

Authorizes a pharmacy benefit manager to establish a maximum reimbursement amount for a drug if the drug is available in the State at a unit price at or below that amount.

 

CPC

HB 466

Status

RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Makes performing or assisting with a surgical claw removal, declawing, onychectomy, or tendonectomy on any domesticated cat a misdemeanor.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 348

Status

RELATING TO POWDERED ALCOHOL.

Defines and prohibits the consumption, purchase, possession, or sale of powdered alcohol.

 

CPC, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Persons submitting testimony on the day of the hearing MUST submit 22 copies at the hearing. Staff will not be able to make copies. 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.

 

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PAPER: 22 copies (including an original) to Room 304 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6211 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. 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 586-6266 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