THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 13

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.

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

 

CPN

SB 14

      Status & Testimony

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.

 

CPN

SB 17

      Status & Testimony

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.

 

CPN

SB 464

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Prohibits agreements for purchase of periodic delivery of merchandise, services, or internet access from including an introductory free trial period unless the agreement includes an explicit affirmative consent from the purchaser for automatic renewal, continuous delivery, or service beyond the last date of the free trial period.

 

CPN

SB 743

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ACTIVITY DESKS.

Requires activity desk 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.

 

CPN

SB 756

      Status & Testimony

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.

 

CPN

SB 826

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes provisions for condominium association annual meetings and quorum requirements.  Permits the board of an association to employ and discharge the managing agent of an association, subject to a vote of a majority of the unit owners at an association meeting.  Provides an exemption for a condominium project in which a majority of the units have been submitted to one or more vacation plans, or in which one or more units has been submitted to a vacation plan established by the developer of the project or by an affiliate of the developers.

 

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Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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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