HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, 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, March 22, 2017

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 620, SD2

(SSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the definition of "business" in the State's general excise tax law. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 390, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1114)

Status

RELATING TO APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.

Establishes an Appraisal Management Company Registration Program (Program) within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) to conform to minimum standards established under federal law and regulations. Establishes registration requirements, standards, and penalties for violations. Appropriates funds to the DCCA for costs associated with the Program. (SB390 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 950, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1112)

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE SERVICERS.

Updates requirements relating to licensed mortgage servicers by requiring approval by the commissioner of financial institutions for a change in control; and clarifying which persons associated with a mortgage servicer are presumed to exercise control and which are subject to interviews, examination, and disclosure requirements. (SB950 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 951, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1133)

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATION.

Updates the State's mortgage loan origination law to clarify: persons subject to criminal history disclosures and criminal history background checks on applications for licensure and change in control of the licensee; procedures for change in control of a licensee; persons who must disclose their relevant criminal history and criminal history background checks upon application for licensure and change of control of the licensee; criminal background check fee requirements; and conditions under which an employee performing mortgage loan origination activities for a nonprofit is exempt from registration and licensure as a mortgage loan originator. (SB951 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 1077, SD1

(SSCR703)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that a mutual benefit society shall maintain a minimum net worth calculated based on gross annual premium revenues and gross annual health care expenditures. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 946, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1116)

Status

RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY TO ADJUST PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING FEES.

Updates section 92-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include all of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' professional and vocational licensing chapters to allow for the flexibility of decreasing or increasing fees in a timely manner, subject to the approval of the Governor. (SB946 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 947, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1117)

Status

RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR BEAUTY CULTURE VIOLATIONS.

Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of beauty culture laws by licensees and permittees. Sets forth a process for licensees and permittees to contest the citation and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation. (SB947 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

SB 1286, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1130)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE TRADE, VOCATIONAL, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

Clarifies the scope of the private trade, vocational, and technical school licensure program within the department of education. Establishes a licensing fee to ensure the sustainability of the licensure program. Establishes a license renewal process and fee. Creates the private trade, vocational, and technical school licensure special fund. Appropriates moneys for one full-time equivalent position within the department of education to administer licensing. (SB1286 HD1)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 288, SD2

(SSCR888)

Status

RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES.

Authorizes motor vehicle and boat towing options for self-service storage facilities after sixty days or more delinquency; provided that an occupant is provided notice. Requires owners to notify occupants via electronic mail or verified mail. Allows owners to send notices by electronic mail, publish notices of sales in any commercially reasonable manner, conduct sales online, and charge late fees. Authorizes limits on the liability of the owner of self-service storage facilities to be based on the maximum monetary value of property that may be stored pursuant to the rental agreement. Requires late fees to be provided for in rental agreements. Requires owners to notify occupants of the changes in the law. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1099, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1128)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Establishes a mark licensing agreement program within the Department of Education. Authorizes the Department to register trademarks and service marks for department programs and individual department schools and enter into licensing agreements for their use. (SB1099 HD1)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 1299, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1113)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER TOUR OPERATORS.

Permits charter tour operators to maintain client trust accounts in a federally insured financial institution outside the State; provided that the charter tour operator agrees to allow the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to access the tour operator's financial records related to client trust accounts through the financial institution. (SB1299 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair