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. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 09, 2015

TIME:

2:30pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 866

Status

RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.

Establishes a mortgage license exemption for sellers of real property who offer or negotiate terms of a mortgage loan secured by the seller's own real property; provided that the seller does not engage in more than three mortgage loans in one calendar year.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 670

Status

RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.

Establishes term limits on board of director members for planned community associations and condominiums.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 532

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Authorizes the members of a planned community association to call a special meeting by petition signed by not less than 25% of the members.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 858

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Permits the termination of residential rental agreements in cases of domestic violence. Specifies additional procedures under the residential landlord-tenant code for instances of domestic abuse.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 529

Status

RELATING TO ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS.

For criminal cases resulting in no conviction: 1) prohibits commercial websites from collecting a fee for removing arrest booking photographs from the website; and 2) prohibits criminal justice agencies from posting arrest booking photographs on a website except as provided by law.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 725

Status

RELATING TO THE INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX.

Temporarily imposes an insurance premium tax on mutual benefit societies and health maintenance organizations but exempts them from the tax if they do not file for an insurance plan rate increase during that period.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 770

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Authorizes restaurants and retail dealers with a liquor license to sell beer, malt beverages, wine, or cider for off-premises consumption, under certain conditions. Authorizes brewpubs and small craft producer pubs with a liquor license to sell for off-premises consumption malt beverages purchased from another liquor licensee.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 702

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Extends criminal liability to the owner of a dog that has been deprived of sustenance. Requires persons holding a dog license to provide notification if ownership of the dog is transferred. Requires persons holding a dog license to provide microchip information.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 744

Status

RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.

Places a cap on the interest that a check casher can charge pursuant to a deferred deposit agreement at 36 per cent per annum.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 834

Status

RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.

Requires the written agreement for the deferred deposit of checks to also state that all cumulative fees charged for deferred deposit transactions shall not exceed an annual percentage rate of 39%.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 228

Status

RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.

Reduces the maximum fee a check casher may charge under a payday loan agreement for deferring the deposit of a check from 15% to 7% of the face value of the check.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 643

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts wind resistive devices from the general excise tax on wholesale and retail transactions from 1/1/2016 to 12/31/2017.

 

CPC, FIN

 

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;

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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.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair