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, February 28, 2017

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 880, HD1

(HSCR296)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes a Service Mark Licensing Agreement Program within the Department of Education and authorizes the Department of Education to register service marks for department programs and individual department schools and enter into licensing agreements for their use. (HB880 HD1)

 

EDN, CPC

HB 51, HD1

(HSCR555)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS.

Permits a licensed real estate broker to pay a commission to a corporation or partnership; provided that the licensed real estate broker earned the commission on behalf of the corporation or partnership and is a member, officer, shareholder, or partner of the corporation or partnership. (HB51 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 236, HD1

(HSCR576)

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Limits the ability of the board of directors of a planned community association to impose excessive regular assessments or special assessments, except in emergency situations, without the approval of a majority of members present at an association meeting or by the written consent of the majority of members without a meeting. (HB236 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 239, HD1

(HSCR577)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that when a standard proxy form is returned with no boxes checked or more than one box checked, the proxy shall be counted for quorum purposes only. (HB239 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 651, HD1

(HSCR557)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES.

Protects minors from the misuse of their personal financial information by those with the intent to defraud them by allowing parents and legal guardians to place a security freeze on a minor's credit report. (HB651 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 680, HD1

(HSCR559)

Status

RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.

Requires licensees under the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to complete a one-time training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education. Appropriates funds. (HB680 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 894, HD1

(HSCR578)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Exempts individuals selling only insurance for property stored at a self-service storage facility from obtaining a license as an insurance producer provided that specific requirements are met. (HB894 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 912, HD1

(HSCR598)

Status

RELATING TO NURSING.

Allows advanced practice registered nurses to offer care and services to minors and patients in assisted community treatment programs similar to care and services offered by physicians and other health care service providers. (HB912 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC

HB 1248, HD1

(HSCR520)

Status

RELATING TO MICROGRIDS.

Authorizes the establishment of microgrid demonstration projects for the generation, storage, and distribution of renewable energy. Establishes a Microgrid Advisory Committee to provide guidelines and advice on the microgrid demonstration project of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. (HB1248 HD1)

 

EEP/EDB, CPC

HB 1258, HD1

(HSCR623)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes licensing and registration requirements for autocycles. Defines autocycle. (HB1258 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 1536, HD1

(HSCR566)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Clarifies that the BOA has the power to acquire property by eminent domain for the construction and maintenance of water facilities that convey, distribute, and transmit water for agricultural uses, but not for domestic use. Amends the definition of "public utility" to exclude entities that convey, transmit, and distribute nonpotable water. (HB1536 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

HB 738, HD1

(HSCR619)

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases.

 

TRN/LAB, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair