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:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

TIME:

2:01 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 91

(HSCR283)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that acute care hospitals are covered under the clean claims statute, section 431:13-108, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 95

(HSCR338)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Amends the licensing procedures of the industrial hemp pilot program by allowing applicants to apply for a license at any time during the year in which the applicant plans to grow industrial hemp.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 152, HD1

(HSCR367)

Status

RELATING TO WHEELING.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to explore the feasibility of implementing retail wheeling in Hawaii. Requires the Commission to report on the status of the investigation and the status of the implementation of retail wheeling annually until the implementation is complete. (HB152 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 218

(HSCR121)

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Requires every public notice of a public sale of mortgaged property to be published 3 times in a newspaper and on a state website.

 

IAC, CPC

HB 337

(HSCR104)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Makes a housekeeping amendment to broaden the standards that peer review reports under section 466-36, HRS, must be performed in accordance with.

 

IAC, CPC

HB 775, HD1

(HSCR345)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Repeals the requirement that the DOA must: (1) grant permission prior to the removal of eggs from any dock or landing; and (2) certify that eggs contained in a shipment are properly marked. Requires importation and other documents to be furnished to the DOA before imported eggs are offered for sale. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC

HB 1009, HD1

(HSCR325)

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

Requires a landlord to provide tenant access to a dwelling unit for a period of 24 hours solely for removal of the tenant's possessions when the tenant quits the premises or fails to pay rent. Provides that after the 24-hour period, the tenant's property shall be deemed abandoned and may be immediately disposed. (HB1009 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

HB 1079, HD1

(HSCR245)

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AUTHORIZATION.

Creates a framework for authorizing post-secondary degree-granting educational institutions that have applied for accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (HB1079 HD1)

 

HED, CPC

HB 1283, HD1

(HSCR242)

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. Allows the PUC to delay implementation until no later than January 1, 2020. (HB1283 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1435, HD1

(HSCR117)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS REDUCTION PLAN.

Clarifies that the comprehensive loss reduction plan of the HHRF shall include implementing building code requirements for hurricane standards in accordance with state building code and design standards. (HB1435 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

HB 407, HD1

(HSCR468)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes the issuance of employer-sponsored high deductible health. Requires maintenance of health savings accounts in conjunction with high deductible health plans. Requires the employer to fund deductible costs. Specifies that employers and insurers that buy or sell high deductible health plans remain subject to the Prepaid Health Care Act. (HB407 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC

HB 1381, HD1

(HSCR399)

Status

RELATING TO ELEVATOR MECHANICS.

Clarifies the scope of work for elevator mechanics. Amends the requirements for apprentice elevator mechanics, the licensing requirements for elevator mechanics, and the powers and duties of the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board. (HB1381 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair