STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1682


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 950

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 950, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to update regulatory statutes for mortgage servicers.  Specifically, this measure:


     (1)  Requires mortgage servicer licensees to submit an application requesting approval of a proposed change of control of the licensee to the Commissioner of Financial Institutions and pay an application fee of $500;


     (2)  Establishes requirements for approval of an application requesting a change of control;


     (3)  Clarifies which persons associated with a mortgage servicer are presumed to exercise control and are subject to interviews, examinations, and disclosure requirements by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions; and


     (4)  Clarifies that a mortgage servicer shall not act as a mortgage loan originator without a license as such.


     The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs supported this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 950, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,