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 23, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1089, HD1

(HSCR243)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires motor vehicle safety inspections to be conducted every two years rather than annually. (HB1089 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 501

(HSCR279)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Directs public utilities to establish discounted utility rates for agricultural activities.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 723, HD1

(HSCR143)

Status

RELATING TO ACTIVITY DESKS.

Requires activity desks to designate fiduciaries in case of certain business closures and to submit monthly financial reports to DCCA. Exempts from the law certain activity desks that operate without compensation. (HB723 HD1)

 

TOU, CPC

HB 271

(HSCR290)

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARING.

Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond, letter of credit, or other financial assurance. (HB271 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

HB 354, HD1

(HSCR53)

Status

RELATING TO NURSES.

Beginning with the July 1, 2017, licensing biennium, requires licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to submit evidence of completed continuing competency requirements prior to the renewal of the license. (HB354 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 253, HD1

(HSCR341)

Status

RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.

Authorizes pharmacists to administer vaccines to persons between 14 and 17 years of age who have a prescription from a collaborating physician or advanced practice registered nurse. Expands authority of advanced practice registered nurses to do certain health care procedures and services. (HB253 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 727, HD1

(HSCR179)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Amends the definition of "qualified plan" under the Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange to include a health benefit plan that meets the criteria for certification under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is deemed to be a silver plan, a gold plan, or a platinum plan. (HB727 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

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.

 

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.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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 cpctestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

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. 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