HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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 01, 2016

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1565

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Removes a record of complaint as a type of information that is subject to disclosure as a public document.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 2115

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.

Provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 1541

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Changes the proxy statement requirements for planned community associations from a maximum length of one hundred words to a maximum length of one single-sided page.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1578

Status

RELATING TO THEFT.

Establishes the offense of theft of urn as a class C felony.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1629

Status

RELATED TO LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

Amends numerous Hawaii Revised Statutes sections to add the word "licensed" before the term "marriage and family therapist" to clarify those sections.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1817

Status

RELATING TO DELINQUENT ASSESSMENTS.

Permits owners in a planned community association or condominium to submit a payment plan within thirty days after receiving notice from an association regarding any delinquent assessments and provides owners with time to cure delinquent assessments. Permits a right to judicially foreclose a lien against any unit or apartment that arises solely from delinquent assessments, including fines, penalties, legal fees, or late fees, to be removed or amended from governing documents by a vote of at least sixty-seven per cent of owners.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1851

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires at least one of the three members of the public utilities commission to be a resident of a county other than the city and county of Honolulu and receive per diem compensation. Allows a commissioner to attend by teleconference or videoconference a public hearing of the commission, including allowing a commissioner who resides on an island other than Oahu to attend a public hearing of the commission held on Oahu and a commissioner residing on the island of Oahu to attend a public hearing of the commission held on an island other than Oahu, by teleconference or videoconference.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1863

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Ensures that any surplus proceeds from an association foreclosure be paid to junior creditors and the former owner of the condominium instead of first being paid to the first mortgage holder.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2084

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Prohibits health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations from discriminating with respect to participation and coverage under a policy, contract, plan, or agreement against any person on the basis of actual gender identity or perceived gender identity.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1631

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to motor vehicle insurance.

 

CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. 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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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