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 22, 2016

TIME:

2:30 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 260, HD1

(HSCR144-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to issue limited licenses to self-storage facilities so that the facilities may sell to their tenants property insurance that covers the tenants' stored property. (HB 260 HD1)

 

CPC

HB 254, HD1

(HSCR205-16)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICINES.

Allows for the dispensing of biosimilar medicines under specified conditions. Regulates interchangeable biological drug products. (HB254 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2482, HD1

(HSCR387-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires managed care plans to provide claims data annually at no charge to a large group purchaser if the large group purchaser requests the information and meets certain requirements. (HB2482 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1708, HD1

(HSCR200-16)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICINE AND SURGERY.

Creates a limited licensing exemption for visiting sports team physicians. (HB1708 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2311

(HSCR193-16)

Status

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to continue to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information for the lists.

 

LAB, HLT, CPC

HB 2367

(HSCR345-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES.

Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board the option of serving complaints and notices of hearings via first class mail and also allow service by electronic means.

 

LAB, CPC

HB 2017

(HSCR189-16)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION TREATMENT PLANS.

Allows physicians to submit workers' compensation treatment plans to employers by facsimile, the Internet, or secure electronic mail. Requires employers to accept electronically submitted treatment plans and provide an electronic receipt of the submission.

 

LAB, CPC

HB 1733, HD1

(HSCR177-16)

Status

RELATING TO USE PERMITS FOR SMALL BOAT FACILITIES.

Authorizes commercial permits holders for small boat harbors to submit permit renewal applications early and be informed of any reasons for a nonrenewal prior to the expiration of the commercial permit. Authorizes a thirty-day grace period for persons who fail to timely file a commercial permit renewal application. (HB1733 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

HB 1730, HD1

(HSCR442-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TARIFFS.

Requires electric utilities that use a time-of-use feature in its rate structure to include a credit to the eligible customer-generator for any net electricity produced during peak hours of usage. (HB1730 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2291, HD1

(HSCR443-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the "renewable portfolio standard" definition to more accurately reflect the amount of renewable energy generation in Hawaii by amending the renewable portfolio standard calculation to be based on total renewable electrical energy generated from grid-connected renewable energy systems to the total electrical energy generated from grid-connected energy systems. (HB2291 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2636, HD1

(HSCR225-16)

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES.

Allows a county that meets certain conditions to require solar energy facilities in farm dwellings in agricultural districts with a capacity of more than twenty-five kilowatts to obtain a special permit. (HB2636 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2639

(HSCR429-16)

Status

RELATING TO WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.

Requires a wireless telecommunications service provider, upon request by a domestic abuse victim, to: (1) transfer billing authority and all rights to a wireless telephone number to the victim; or (2) remove or release the victim from a shared wireless plan and assign the victim a substitute telephone number without charge, penalty, or fee. Provides that there is no cause of action against a wireless telecommunications service provider, its officers, employees, or agents for transferring billing authority and all rights to a wireless telephone number to a domestic abuse victim.

 

HUS, CPC

 

 

 

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.

 

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

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 586-6160 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