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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 14, 2016

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) have been ADDED to the agenda: SB2661, SD1 and SB2863, SD2

 

 

SB 2661, SD1

(SSCR2688)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Part I: Purpose section. Part II: Clarifies that when a unit owner and association reach a payment plan to cure a nonjudicial foreclosure, completion of the payment plan is required to cure the default; specifies that if a unit owner and an association have agreed on a payment plan to prevent a nonjudicial foreclosure from proceeding, any association fines imposed while the payment plan is in effect shall not be deemed a default under the payment plan; and clarifies the obligations of a unit owner and an association while a unit owner is not otherwise in default under a payment plan. Part III: Clarifies that the pay first, dispute later provisions in Hawaii's condominium law apply only to common expense assessments claimed by an association of apartment owners; specifies that a unit or apartment owner who disputes the amount of an assessment may request a written statement about the assessment from the association, including that a unit or apartment owner may demand mediation prior to paying contested charges, other than common expense assessments; specifies requirements for mediation on contested charges, except for common expense assessments; and repeals language that permitted associations to convert delinquent fines and late fees into delinquent common expense assessments, if certain conditions were met. Part IV: Makes conforming amendments. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2863, SD2

(SSCR2536)

Status

RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY VIOLATIONS.

Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of massage therapy laws or rules by licensees. Establishes a process for licensees to contest the citation. Provides for the assessment of fines for each violation. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2862

(SSCR2490)

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

SB 2680, SD1

(SSCR2549)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Clarifies and addresses inconsistencies within the fee schedule for financial institutions in chapter 412, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals the credit union advisory board. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2619, SD1

(SSCR2632)

Status

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Requires a holder of unclaimed property to provide a statement in its report to the director of finance that the holder has complied with certain requirements, including providing notice to the apparent owner. Requires a holder of unclaimed property valued at $50 or more to provide notice to the apparent owner via mail, electronic mail, or telephone no more than six months prior to the holder submitting the report to the director of finance. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2671, SD1

(SSCR2633)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.

Beginning 7/1/2018, establishes requirements for the regulation of veterinary technicians and the practice of veterinary technology. Establishes registration requirements and limitations on use of titles for veterinary technicians. Appropriates funds to implement the registration of veterinary technicians. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2298, SD1

(SSCR2558)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.

Adopts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2333, SD1

(SSCR2492)

Status

RELATED TO LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

Permits marriage and family therapists licensed pursuant to chapter 451J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to use the title "licensed marriage and family therapist". Makes conforming amendments. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2008, SD1

(SSCR2550)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE AREA BOARDS.

Amends statutory provisions relating to quorum and voting requirements for service area boards on mental health and substance abuse. Designates service area boards on mental health and substance abuse within the department of health for administrative purposes. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2732

(SSCR2506)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Requires the interest earned on the balance of the Hawaii hurricane reserve trust fund to be retained in the trust fund. Requires the board of directors of the Hawaii hurricane relief fund to conduct a study of the acquisition of a catastrophic hurricane loss financing arrangement with all or a portion of the interest earned in the trust fund. Appropriates hurricane reserve trust fund moneys for the study. Effective 07/01/16.

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 53 / HR 20 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO CONVENE A WORK AND SAVE WORKING GROUP TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY AND IMPACT OF ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SAVINGS TRUST FUND FOR PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYEES IN THE STATE.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HCR 63 / HR 28 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON IMPOSING MANDATORY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO RESOLVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS DISPUTES.

 

 

CPC, JUD

HCR 47

Status

REQUESTING THE COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF A STATE-OPERATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO SERVICE MARIJUANA-RELATED BUSINESSES IN HAWAII.

 

 

CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair