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:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1895, HD1

(HSCR203-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires insurers to cover contraceptive supplies dispensed in an amount sufficient for a twelve-month period. (HB1895 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1897, HD1

(HSCR202-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS.

Ensures insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. (HB1897 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1899, HD1

(HSCR201-16)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSURE OF CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIVES.

Regulates certified professional midwives. (HB1899 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 1672

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS.

Authorizes a beneficiary of a prescription drug benefit plan to obtain a prescription without penalty from a non-network retail community pharmacy located within ten miles of the beneficiary's residence, if the nearest network retail community pharmacy is located over ten miles away.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD


 

HB 2333

Status

RELATING TO NURSING.

Allows the Board of Nursing to more fully participate in Nursys, a national database for nurse licensees by sharing license and disciplinary action information.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2076, HD1

(HSCR74-16)

Status

RELATING TO WHEELING.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish policies and rules for the implementation of retail wheeling. Requires the Commission to report on the status of the implementation of retail wheeling annually until the implementation is complete. (HB2076 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2523, HD1

(HSCR72-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes default rules for homeowners, community, and condominium associations that have not adopted rules allowing for the placement of solar energy devices on single-family residential dwellings and townhouse units. (HB2523 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1753

Status

RELATING TO MOPEDS.

Requires annual registration and inspection of mopeds.

 

TRN, CPC, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 1, 2016.

 

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 1802

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes the office of the condominium ombudsman, to be headed by the condominium ombudsman, within the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Appropriates funds for administrative costs associated with the establishment of the office of the condominium ombudsman.

 

CPC, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 11, 2016.

 

HB 1756, HD1

(HSCR67-16)

Status

RELATING TO NURSING.

Requires all nurse licensure applicants and nurse license renewal applicants to comply with state and federal criminal history record checks. Authorizes the Board of Nursing to develop and adopt rules to implement required criminal history record checks. (HB1756 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, JUD


 

HB 1627, HD1

(HSCR68-16)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS BY THE REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMPLAINTS OFFICE.

Requires the Regulated Industries Complaints Office to establish a division that specializes in the investigation of medical cases involving professions and occupations regulated by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Appropriates funds for field investigator positions. (HB1627 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1759, HD1

(HSCR65-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers to promptly pay clean claims for services and repeals the exemption of Medicaid claims from the clean claims definition. (HB1759 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2335

(HSCR133-16)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN DISCIPLINE.

Authorizes the Hawaii Medical Board to impose the same disciplinary action against a licensee as was taken by another state or federal agency. Establishes conditions for the disciplinary action. Prohibits the licensee from practicing until a final order of discipline is issued if the licensee has been prohibited from practicing in another state.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2331, HD1

(HSCR135-16)

Status

RELATING TO BOARD MEMBER TERMS FOR THE BOARD OF NURSING AND THE BOARD OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.

Amends the length of terms from three years to four years of the members of the Board of Nursing and the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. (HB2331 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2301, HD1

(HSCR80-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY.

Amends the composition of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. (HB2301 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2570, HD1

(HSCR85-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY MODERNIZATION.

Prohibits counties from requiring buildings served by a microgrid to be connected to an otherwise available source of electrical power. Excludes microgrids from being regulated as public utilities. (HB2570 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2543

(HSCR83-16)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Extends the provisions of Act 264, SLH 2013, which requires the State and the counties to take action within sixty days for broadband-related permit applications, requires the State to take action within one hundred forty-five days for use applications for broadband facilities within the conservation district, establishes other requirements regarding broadband-related permits, and subjects weight load for utility poles to capacities established by the FCC and PUC. Repeals on June 30, 2023.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2649, HD1

(HSCR76-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to establish performance incentive mechanisms that directly tie electric utility revenues to the utility's achievement on performance metrics. Effective upon approval, but allows PUC to delay implementation until no later than January 1, 2020. (HB2649 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1705

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Allows proof of motor vehicle insurance to be displayed in electronic format on a mobile electronic device.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2454

(HSCR89-16)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING OF PRIVATE TRADE, VOCATIONAL, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

Transfers administration of the licensing and regulation program for private trade, vocational, and technical schools from the department of education to the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

HB 2582

(HSCR91-16)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to develop and implement an Agricultural Food Safety Certification Program that concurrently complies with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as it applies to farmers and ranchers. Authorizes and appropriates funds for program staff.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 2424

(HSCR92-16)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 2457, HD1

(HSCR104-16)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Establishes an earned credit certificate for contractors in public works projects who meet certain apprenticeship requirements. Clarifies information that a bidder must disclose in a competitive sealed bid for public works projects. (HB2457 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 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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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair