HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Gregg Takayama

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 34

Status

RELATING TO NONRESIDENTS.

Establishes the kamaaina card program for nonresident individuals born in Hawaii.

 

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HB 314

Status

RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.

Establishes a new chapter to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Requires the director of DCCA to adopt rules regarding unmanned aerial vehicles. Establishes prohibited uses of unmanned aerial vehicles and penalties, and authorizes civil action for violations. Makes certain uses of an unmanned aerial vehicle a misdemeanor. Clarifies that, under certain circumstances, first and second degree invasion of privacy may be committed using an unmanned aerial vehicle.

 

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HB 35

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes an Office of Condominium Complaints and Enforcement in the Department of the Attorney General to intervene in condominium disputes. Requires Legislative Reference Bureau to study extent of condominium disputes and efficacy of the Office of Condominium Complaints and Enforcement. Appropriates money.

 

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HB 177

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Prohibits associations of apartment owners, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, and condominium owners from retaliating or discriminating against a condominium owner who files a complaint; acts in furtherance of a complaint, report, or investigation of an alleged violation of the State's condominium laws or a condominium's governing documents; or exercises or attempts to exercise any right as a condominium owner.

 

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HB 204

Status

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD.

Increases and amends the membership of the contractors license board. Establishes residency and domiciliary requirements for membership on the board.

 

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HB 244

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.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair