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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

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

 

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 903 HD1

 

 

 

HB 223, HD1

(HSCR324)

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee as part of the applicant screening process for renting residential property. Sets limits on the amount of the application screening fee and requires the landlord or agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant. Allows the landlord or agent to charge an applicant an administrative fee and postage based on the actual expenses incurred in providing a copy of a report to the applicant. (HB223 HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

HB 903, HD1

(HSCR368)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to more accurately reflect the percentage of renewable energy penetration in the State. Establishes renewable portfolio standards and targets for gas utility companies that mirrors those set for electric utility companies. (HB903 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1418

(HSCR352)

Status

RELATING TO LAND.

Amends the county exemptions from building permit and building code requirements to ensure that Hawaii's communities are not suspended from participation in the NFIP.

 

WAL, CPC

HB 1444, HD1

(HSCR282)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.

Requires pharmacy benefit managers to register with the insurance commissioner. (HB1444 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1567, HD1

(HSCR193)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for communities that serve as geographic hosts for energy projects. (HB1567 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1569, HD1

(HSCR365)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY PLANNING.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission, when considering certain types of grid modernization plans, to direct an independent third party to establish an initial grid modernization plan. Requires the Commission to allow public comments and subjects the plan to further modification by the Commission. (HB1569 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 374, HD1

(HSCR469)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Clarifies the allowable and prohibited practice requirements for dental assistants. Prohibits the ordering of a person without a dental hygienist license to perform services or procedures within the scope of practice of dental hygiene. (HB374 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC

HB 733

(HSCR446)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Provides exemptions from vehicle registration, safety inspection, and driver licensure requirements for marine terminal equipment. Allows the operation of marine terminal equipment on a highway between terminal locations.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 1421, HD1

(HSCR441)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies who may not be considered an adjuster or public adjuster under Article 9 of the Insurance Code. Adds definitions of "insurance appraiser" and "insurance umpire". (HB1421 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 243, HD1

(HSCR556)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies individuals who qualify as a board member of a condominium association. (HB243 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 676, HD1

(HSCR287)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes pharmacists to administer the human papillomavirus, meningococcal, influenza, or tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccines to persons between eleven and seventeen years of age pursuant to a prescription issued by the person's primary care provider. (HB676 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair